Oscars 2012

I woke up 6:00 a.m. for this โค

My top 3 best dressed ๐Ÿ™‚

I always love Angelina Jolie’s dress. She’s perfection ๐Ÿ™‚ I love classy style.

I also adore Milla and Rooney Mara. Although Rooney reminds me of Audrey Hepburn gone punk

Rooney Mara

Milla, on the other hand has a very sexy face and stunning figure Le sigh*

Milla Jovovich

Her eyes are a killer ๐Ÿ™‚

Moving on as predicted based on her performance, I knew it! that My idol, Meryl Streep will be Best Actress from the movie: The Iron Lady

Damn, she’s so talented. (Movies recommended: Bridges in Madison County, Sophie’s choice and The devil wears prada)

Meryl Streep

Her speech is a tear jerker:

She also thanked her make-up artist for 37 years! amazing!

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Kiehl’s: Blue Herbal

Hi everyone!

What: Product Review

Skin type: Oily/Acidic/Acne prone

I just can't get enough โค

It was February 14, 2012 when I purchased my first product from Kiehl’s. I know it might be seemingly superficial issue of an acne but itย  can really affect a confused and insecure from teenager to adult ๐Ÿ™‚ So,I understand if you are fusing about it like me.

As, I said on my previous entry about my o.a. break out caused by medication, hormonal imbalance and milk… I thought the world is about to it end as my Belo in house medication and OBAGI doesn’t help at all to erase the impurities for a month. The cystic acne was terribly showing up and I just can’t have injections every week as well facial treatments, besides I am burning money too much.

Fortunately, I found the answer once again to my skin problem that took away the impurities in just 7 days.

Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser: Php 1,550.00 Blue Astringent Herbal lotion: Php 1,275.00

I was hesitant at first because there’s no small bottles available to try for a week. It is not that cheap but again compare to La Mer and Obagi that I used before ๐Ÿ™‚ it is much easier for me to let go hee hee, but seriously I hope they have small bottles before buying bigger ones. I even tried to ask for samples first but they didn’t oblige, I was desperate that time so I took the risk.

My husband felt my sadness because both of us doesn’t want to have pimples, who does anyway?

After a week of using Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser and Astringent… I finally found the one for me.

Le sigh*

Pros

  • It gives me a beautiful glow that I only have when I wake up from a good sleep, working out and even after facial treatment.

(My husband has a beautiful glow since 2005 when he started using VMV, and I am so jealous)

  • ย Cystic pimples stopped from appearing
  • ย It gives matte finish
  • Doesn’t clog pores
  • You just need a pea size so, I assume the product will last for 3 months.

Cons

  • Expensive

How my pimples dried fast?

Aside from using the blue herbal, I also used Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment. ” It is clinically demonstrated to clear acne blemishes and allow skin healing while helping to reduce the appearance of post-acne marks- Kiehl’s” Well, it really works as described.

To wrap it up, these two skincare product will be now my partner. I can say it’s really effective because my husband really noticed the glow (No to haggard look)

sidenote: I have more products to review about Kiehl’s ๐Ÿ™‚

Meeting Imelda Marcos

One of my greatest achievement in life is to be a young PR Executive (25 years of age) and I am proud of it.

with Imelda Marcos and officemates (All executives)

Taken at The Peninsula Manila on Novemebr 8, 2010 during the Abueva Book launching.

Hon. Imelda Marcos

She’s truly one of my idols. I look up to her when it comes to confidence and being witty plus the fact she is incredibly fashionable ever since.

Imelda Marcos with National Artist and a friend- N. Abueva

aww she touched me! hahaha!

officemates: Atty. Mario, Atty. Wyanet (Divine Lee's BFF) ME and Gracie ๐Ÿ™‚

It was truly an amazing night ๐Ÿ™‚ Never in my wildest dream will I ever had a moment with Hon. Imelda Marcos. How, I wish I can interview here someday โค

Movie Junkie

Hi everyone!

What: Politically inclined movies

I think I am a professional hobbyist ๐Ÿ™‚ lol, aside from interest in yoga, collecting books & comic books, beauty tools and occasionally book scrapping… I committed my self to spare time watching movies since high school. It gives me ideas and makes me feel good and at the same time – something to talk about with friends and family.

I have a vast collection of vcd and dvds before I even met my husband and now, we owned a wonderful collection of movies and share the same interest. Most of our copies are original and dibidi-from-somewhere-out-there. It’s a quiet time for both of us<3

Anyway, here’s my top picks this month of February 2012:

A Clint Eastwood Picture

I love Clint Eastwood pictures as well as Leonardo Dicaprio. His choice of roles always caught my attention. I am fond of biographies even in books,documentaries (The Kennedy’s)ย  and historical drama films aside from comedy/romance/horror.ย  This one made me cry! yeah, a politically inclined movie.

It’s an interesting movie about power and sexuality. I like his standards in finding employee for his office: Education, Physically fit and loyalty. Like him, I highly value Education and mostly, Loyalty. You can’t find that easily nowadays and I am glad that God blessed me with few loyal friends (likewise to them) whom I know like the back of my hand and that includes my husband.

Well, talk about sexuality. I think it doesn’t matter if you’re straight or gay. As long as true love, loyalty and respect exist, there’s nothing wrong with it. That’s why I invest more in relationships as I always say ๐Ÿ™‚

My favorite actress: Meryl Streep

I fell in love with her movie together with Clint Eastwood called The Bridges of Madison County. How I wish I can have that copy in DVD, mine was only a VHS and it is so yesterday! Grabe, pang famas lang ang iyak ko sa movie na yun.

Who doesn’t want woman empowerment movie? ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh well, I hope Meryl will win an award from this film. She’s an amazing actress in every film she makes. About this movie: so-so. Maybe it’s not good to watch all politically inclined movie in one day! yay.

โ€œOne of the great problems of our age is that weโ€™re governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas,โ€ says Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. โ€œNow, thoughts and ideas โ€“ thatโ€™s what interests me.โ€

The Ides of March

Now I am being biased. I pick this movie not because of the genre but because of my crush: George Clooney. Man, how can someone like him really exist! His film might be good or bad but what I like the most is: Ocean Thirteen. Great movie, funny and smart.

This Ides of March is an American political drama film which is also directed by George Clooney himself (Beauty and brains, ikaw na kuya!) it’s about ambition seduces power corrupts. About an idealistic staffer (Ryan Gosling) for a newbie presidentila candidate that gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

(Oh I remember my days during presidential campaign, 2010)

To wrap things up, if you have time to spare (as in) try to watch J. Edgar. It might bore you a little but I think its worth the time.

That’s all!

Personal Favourites

Kiehl's shop soon to open in Trinoma

Hi everyone!

What: Product Review

Skin-type: Oily- Acne Prone Skin (Plus acidic)

For the past months, I was using OBAGI as recommended by my Doctor at Belo Medical. It is a wonder drug but sadly, I can’t financially support the fountain of youth. Also, I experienced super- breaking out last month due to medication and taking dairy products such as Milk (night) and egg for brekky to heal my ulcer pain. It was totally insane, first time ever in my existence.

I combined it with facial, diamond peel and occasional facial massage for faster recovery but still it utterly failed. Even Obagi system can’t beat the awkward phase. So, fortunately as my stock ran out I switched to a new product.

It was totally a dramatic risk as it is not that cheap (but gosh, compare to obagi and la mer that I am fond of) for trial and error. Heck, I took the risk. As my friend said: Mabuti ng butas ang bulsa, wag lang ang mukha. (by the way she’s aย  mother, former beauty queen, model, artist,ย  and now an executive- I took her advice ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I also got that advice from one of my office mate who is a lawyer in an International Company, but I can’t be like him. He spends too much for his vanity hahaha! (10k for facial- beat that)

Back to kiehl’s,

My purchase:

1. Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

– It’s my3rd day using this product, It’s too early to judge but it really takes away oiliness from my skin instantly.

– Not heavy on the skin

– Unscented (no strong scent like other astringents)

– It has a blue colour like Obagi but doesn’t stain

– Just a small amount needed to cover the entire face (2-3 drops)

2. Acai Damage- Correcting Moisturizer

– I only use this during night time

– I don’t know yet if this works on me

3. Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin- Clearing Treatment

– Works wonder to my annoying pimples!!! I swear on this product ๐Ÿ™‚ I used it for 3 days before using the toner and it really dried up my acne. Amen to this product ๐Ÿ™‚ definitely my go-to anti acne cream.

4. Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser

– I love this product ๐Ÿ™‚

– I can feel my skin so clean and fresh (bye bye oily talaga)

– All you need is just a pea size for the entire face! Worth it talaga. tipid!

5. Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Conditioner

– If you are abusing your hair with treatments such as colouring! OMG. Buy this ๐Ÿ™‚ your hair will thank you for sure.

I will purchase again:

Facial Wash

This will be my new weapon for cleansing my face. It works big time plus the fact it is so matipid!

Anti Acne cream

Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin- Clearing Treatment: Will buy this since I only have occasional break out. It’s like the one medicine (huh) that I will find in a first aid-kit.

Toner

So far so good… It’s my 4th day today and I have to signs of irritation. Because my Doctor said, it is okay to have pimples on the first 3 days up to 7 when using a new product BUT if that continues- it means… that is not for you.

That’s all!

Note: Sana ito na ang para sa akin ๐Ÿ™‚ Maswerte ang tao na likhang makinis at Eskinol/RDL ang ginagamit hee hee.

And I am so happy that Trinoma is having Kiehl’s mas malapit sa bahay ๐Ÿ™‚

Personal Favourites

Hi everyone!

Dependent

Finding the right shade of powder/concealer/corrector/ foundation for your skin is the hardest adventure in make-up world but once you have it, its all worth it and fun!

 

But I must say, lucky for those people who have very dry skin as they can skip applying powder on the face but I guess everyone just needs powder to conceal some impurities. When choosing the right foundation/powder you have to consider the color, texture and tools. Also, don’t forget that EXPERIMENTATION is usually needed to achieve the desired results.

Excerpt from Bobby Brown Make-up manual: (Advice for Oily Skin)

Oily skin can turn powder yellow or orange with time. Sometimes you have to choose a lighter color.

(my take: very true, I also have an acidic skin so it is so hard to choose the right powder.foundation and concealer but I am so happy I am over with the process and found my match)

To avoid powder build up on oily skin , use an oil-blotting paper before touching up.

(my take: very true! I use Gatsby)

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I am sharing you my must have face powder that never fails me ๐Ÿ™‚

Skin type: Oily/Acidic/Acne prone with visible pores eww (that I can take medication, but oily? acidic? blech)

Skin colour: Yellowish/Fair

1. M.A.C Studio in NC35

I seldom use liquid foundation so I find this one as an all around make-up- all in one-step application of foundation and powder. Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours.

trick: If you feel your skin is oily, don’t forget to use a blotting paper first even you have a blotting paper. Based on my experience, it really piles up and turn cakey.

2. M.A.C Pressed in Select Sheer NC30

If I want more lighter application of powder for everyday use, I opt for pressed. I also use In2it foundation for everyday use, depends on my mood and place to go.

The finish is matte but doesn’t last long, I wonder why? Since Studio Fix does. I don’t think this is a blot powder at all as they say, because it made me look like wearing a heavy make-up when I applied all over and over. I guess it reallyย ย ย ย ย ย  depends on skin type.

(side note: because of my skin type,I don’t recommend this for blotting. Still use blotting paper ๐Ÿ™‚ )

3. M.A.C Studio Tech in NC37

This shade is more darker than my skin tone and I use this to highlight my facial features. It is heavy on the skin and only good for parties and other special occasions. Not to forget, good for Ber months only ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the consistency it’s so creamy and goes on really smooth with use ofย  stippling brush. Plus it is good for Photo ops!

(side note: you can’t use it alone. You have to blend it with foundation or powder and as much as possible don’t touch your face too much after application specially for those who have oily skin like me. With right application this will not go cakey and make you look like a zombie.)

That’s all! Happy Sunday!

Rucy’s Vanity (Korean eyebrow pencil)

Hi everyone!

Auto eyerow pencil

Y’all know that I am still searching for the perfect eyeliner for me because of my oily lids, teary eyes and sleepy moments during day time… My gosh my eye make up should be oh-so super compatible with the type!.

I really like lining my upper lid to make a cat style make up! I am crazy to have that look because it is simple, clean and alluring matched with the right lip colour.

I have tried a lot of high end brands and always fail after an hour of test. So, this week I went to Korean store and bought some beauty products.Rucy’s Vanity is like Ever Bilena to us ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not expensive but good quality for my skin type.

I know its for eyebrow but the Korean saleslady told me that I can also use it in my eyelids. Very good sales talk ๐Ÿ™‚ nothing to lose, it’s only Php 70.00.

I tried it today while doing shopping with my husband,ย  from SM North, Greenhills to Megamall (6 hours) and ta-dah! No RACCOON eyes! That’s my issue when it comes to eyeliner,ย  after an hour of application or 30 minutes- gah, I have a black eye already to think its high end but disappointing. I even had a hard time erasing it hee hee but all good. It just smudged after I cook dinner for us and wash the dishes ๐Ÿ™‚ Pawis na pawis ako ‘teh!

I am still observing this product until Monday during at work ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to know if this willย  last for 9 hours in air conditioned room at the office.ย  But if this will fail, I think I can still use it occasionally.