Tuesday, September 29, 2009

mascara face-off

this is a true story: my body shop mascara gets jealous.

seriously, when i bought my brown mascara from body shop, it was clumpy and i was totally disappointed.  so i bought a black waterproof one from avon.  and the next day when i tried my body shop mascara it was smooth and nice like nothing of the day-before's tantrum.

so when i ran out i bought another one and again it was getting clumpier and clumpier since last week, so i bought sephora's brown mascara as my replacement, and voila! my body shop mascara is as nice as it could ever be again.

i know, im a little retarded :)

anyways, i have compared the curl-holding ability of the two browns that i have this afternoon: the body shop super volume mascara and sephora triple action mascara.

here is my first try on step-by-step product comparison (*hehe*)

starting with curling the lashes first,

sephora's mascara (left) didn't quite show so i applied a 2nd coating.

what's worse, it doesn't hold the curl. sephora with left vs body shop on the right

so, to keep it visible, you have to curl your eyelashes again. tedious, i know...

so, compared with the body shop, which is still curled and thick even without re-curling, sephora failed the face-off...

plus, the bristles of body shop (right) helps separate my lashes so they become more visibly thicker.  isn't that nice for the faintly eyelashed?

full face with No. 1 & 2 mixed from my 22k lip palette.

close up.


my pathetic attempt at winking.  a smiley like this (~_^) looks better than me


my nail polish, with the yellow from konad on black base.

i think ill have lots of blogging to do while passing the 3-hour breaktime now that we're back to our old schedule of 8-1 then 4-7... get used to it!

Friday, September 25, 2009

photo workshop

uploads only, i am so lazy to post more today ;P

day three: bridal photoshoot

si irish, itatakbo ang groom hehe

day two blunder. workshop po ito, hindi worship...

day two was product shooting / commercial photography

the photos for my workshop albums are here. tamad na ko magcopy-paste eh :)

and to finish all my pending photos to be uploaded, here are the latest pix from the office, dedicated to kristelle.

happy yellow

testing irish' new digicam

waiting for self-timer

blue top, nagkasya rin :)

this was given to me by ariane when i was still pregnant.

green and yellow konad

i bought two konad nail polish last week in city centre, because these pen-and-brush polish that i bought from ebay, though very colorful, does not work with my plates.

and i really wanted to have yellow for so long now.  so i bought green and yellow,

they are so tiny, even smaller than nivea colour mini, but as im going to use the green on twigs and stuff only, i can live with it.

so today i tried the green with my old red:

 (parang kurtina lang ^_^)

city centre shopping day nail polish: subdued pink with white butterfly

eid nail polish: very jest-y

last week of ramdahan: blue with drops of orange and red for the flowers

pink twilight delectable lip palette

here's what i did this afternoon after our photo workshop: i tested my new lip palette!

and for comparisons i made a chart, which i can see in shade there is no difference. my favorite right now is number 3, because it is the nearest shade to my nivea extreme resist long lasting lipstick. although i will wear them all, my least favorite is no. 4, because it is the lightest shade and i haven't had a lisptick this light.

and the great thing is, they go well with my lipgloss from penshoppe! hurray recycling!

although, my most favorite everyday wear, or we'll call it MLBB ( ('my lips but better' coined by jen) is still bodyshop lipstain and born lippy strawberry lipbalm. if im lazy ill just use nivea again, since it's long lasting and i don't have to reapply often...

nivea long lasting lipstick in roselove and coral

the body shop's lip and cheek stain

im so excited to use them all!! ^^

city centre day

eid mubarak!

jalil gave me this chocolate treat coz it was their version of christmas last week. expect me to bloat again hehe.

so since we had three days off, on the third day after the house-cleaning and self-pampering, in the name of shopping, maricel, irish and i went to city centre, the one mall that i can't bring bambi to because it's so damn big that he can't and won't keep up with me.

so, half of my hard-earned part-time job's salary was spent in less than 6 hours, apart from maxing my card out again, which i don't feel bad for because in one week i'll be able to pay for it again.

i was looking for a new blush, new work shoes and lip palette. but as usual, i got the nonessentials and was not able to buy the workshoes. but im so happy with what i got:

VaVaVoom cosmetic bag (freebie), minx blush, 22k lip palette, mikajy lip brush, and sephora mascara and eyeliner (both brown)

i also got a new checkered casual top and a turtle neck from forever 21 but no pix yet until i wear them :)

-and konad mini nailpolish in green and yellow until i use them.

verrry nice cover art for my blush

blush with highlighter close-up:

22k lip palette, the only lip palette in the mall with all my favorite shades

imagine my surprise when i gto home and saw twilight at the back ^^

my new friday ritual essentials:

only bd1 each from va-va-voom!!

here's the new addition inside my happy bag

im so excited to use them all!!!

photo time:

looking for new workshoes

looking for a new blush after sephora

parang pang-ID ko lang hehe


hello kitty heaven

huling-huli sa chikahan!

kami na lang ni irish ang natira after 5 hours!

color of the year

im spent.  my legs were aching for two days.

perfume samples. i want to buy moon sparkle! (if ever, my third escada)