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Coastal Scents Swatches

Hello kids!

As promised, here are the swatches of my Coastal Scents palettes.
They are gorgeous, as I predicted. 🙂

88 Coastal Scents Palette

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more greens, with teal

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more blues, with violets

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pinks and violets

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grays, silvers and black

88 Coastal Scents Shimmer Palette

(I did not swatch the entire thing anymore since all the colours are the same as the original palette. I did some though to show you how ultra-shimmering it really is.)

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Believe me when I say, the swatches did not do my new babies the slightest bit of justice. In addition to them being pigmented like a brother (oooppss), they are a darling to blend. Still not convinced? drop by my place for a free dip. 🙂


Coastal Scents Contour and Blush Palette

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Coastal Scents Concealer Palette
… love this!

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I also swatched the 4 Smacks lipglosses, along with the Mykyajy ones that I had from before:

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Sheer Tan

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… Now, the Mykyajy stuff

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Both Smacks and Mykyajy has the same consistency — not too sticky, which is how I like my lipgloss. However, they dont give the same shine and staying power as Lancome Juicy Tubes, which is what I use (no swatch, sorry. just take my word for it. hehe.).


LUSH Update:

Im almost done with ‘Sultana of Soap’, and its taking so much not to run to City Centre disguised as a LUSH sales staff and hack off a good 5 kilos of that stuff from the big block sitting in the middle of the store. Jay, however, liked ‘Honey I Washed the Kids’ better. I think its kind of too sweet-smelling. Well, he always liked sweet anyways. How’d you reckon he likes me that much? Hihi.


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On Coastal Scents, a new scent, soaps, a godchild and energy-saving bulbs

Customs Officer: What’s in the package?
Me: Uhh.. make-up.
Customs Officer: Why, no make-up in Dubai?
Me: (atribida ka, inggit ka lang!) *smiles*


So… my Coastal Scents shipment finally arrived! 🙂  I picked ’em up at Karama Post Office last weekend..

Lookie at the ginormous box, containing 5 palettes, 4 lip glosses and 4 brushes

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giant bubble wraps! i absolutely love these things!

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to death!

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Show and tell!!

CS has a new range of lipglosses called Smacks. I think there are like 21 of them total, but i got only 4, which are the ones that, according to a Youtube guru I subscribe to, are comparable to MAC dazzleglass.

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swatches by this weekend!

They came in this bag, along with the two brushes i ordered:

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flat top brush – for liquid foundation, and im sure a ton of other stuff

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and the most ingenius thing after wet wipes!
bent brush for self-eye lining! works like magic!


before i proceed with the CS palettes, a short announcement:


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that’s why, i decided to get her perfume for meself. now, i can smell her all i want 🙂

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Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege: smells like.. well.. violet!


I also picked up a coupla stuff from LUSH, after getting inspired when i stumbled upon their website the other day. Literally, i got a couple – meaning TWO – things at the store because, well, its hella expensive!

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first, i got a soap called Sultana of Soap.

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It’s white, creamy and soft with chunks of raisins and nuts of all sorts. I used it this morning and i think i felt, for the first time in my life, how celebrities must feel taking a bath. not because the soap is really good (but it is good), but because of the knowledge that you’re scrubing away the day’s grit with a AED 30 a bar soap.

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Later on towards the end of the day, i smelt the soap on my skin while trying to reach my right elbow with my right hand (what?? I was dared!). pretty darn good, i must say. at that price it better be.

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Honey I Washed the Kids: the other soap that I have yet to try.

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It smells really, really good, and check out that beeswax atop the thing. hmm.. looks promising.

will tell you kids about it on my next blog.


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thats my new inaanak, AM, with his mom and dad.

met him for the first time last Friday. 🙂

kids. i love them when they’re happy. but when they start crying, get them the hell away from me.

please? 🙂


So, what do you know.. all 3 bulbs in our chandelier-chandelier-an got busted within the same week. that’s why.. we got this…

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go earth!


Back to regular programming. hehe.

Coastal Scents palettes: pictures only, but will definitely post swatches soon!

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Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette: Amazing. Creamy, but with an incredibly opaque matte finish.

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6-Colour Contour & Blush Palette:

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The famous 88 Colour Eye Shadow Palette

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88 Ultra Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette

The Stash.

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And so now, Im officially broke. Oh well, there’s only a week left till payday!

Oh, before I sign off, here’s something i did while doing this blog:

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cropped to death coz i only did one eye. 🙂

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close up


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Free Makeover!!!

Hi Girlfriends,

If you haven’t noticed, I, since late, have taken an interest to makeup, which unfortunately I usually only get to do during shoots. That’s coz I’d rather sleep another 30 minutes or more than wake up early to put on something. Hehe. Thing is, I wanna practice some more to improve my techniques, and I’m getting tired of practicing on myself.

That being said, I want to invite you guys to a free make-over session at my place on Saturday (May 16). If you wanna have nice make up (creative, glamour, or just a regular day or night wear) done to you, please message me here for directions and schedule (I hafta do this coz my place is a bit small).

No need to bring make-up, coz since I’ve been building my kit, hopefully I have the stuff that we will be needing. You can bring your own facial wash, makeup remover and moisturizer coz you might be sensitive and can only use a certain brand. If not, I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub (Invigorating), Pond’s make-up remover, and Olay White Cream and I will be happy to give you a generous dollop.

You can also bring a photo of a look that you want to copy (if there’s any), and I’ll try my best to do it for you. If not, I’m sure we can think of something!

So, please do come. This is free for all (even if we just see each other in Multiply or Facebook, don’t be shy!) and totally free of charge since this is just practice for me (don’t worry, I wont make you look like espasol – if you know what I mean, haha. You can check out my portrait photos, coz I did all the make up there). But if you wanna bring food, I really can’t stop you, can I?

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Lippy Lips and other Makeup Things

Ahhh.. Friday = bliss.

Woke up at 12 noon, after movie night (Gran Torino) and my weekly its-thursday-so-its-mandatory-that-i-down-a-few-beers-although-not-necessarily-half-the-effin-case-but-im-not-saying-thats-not-what-happened thing. Had breakfast of leftover pasta from Coco’s last night and tamis-anghang spaghetti courtesy of our flatmates. And then slept some more, then went online to talk to me mum and sibs:
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and then slept some more.

Then, I remembered. Holy guacamole, i bought something last night!

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a magic golden box…

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…wit colourful makeup things!

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the lowdown:

25 shades eye color
10 shades lip colour
4 shades lipstick
3 lipgloss
1 crimson lip liner
1 black eye liner pencil
1 black mascara
1 black liquid eye liner
3 colours cream eye
4 shades blush
4 colours nail enamel
4 colours body glitter
1 not so good blush brush
4 eye shadow applicators
1 pretty ok blending brush

Time to Testing-testing!!!

so, I was too tamad to wash me face so I just decided to do my lips.

Lippy Lips, Beybeh!!


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Zebra-inspired: for when you pretend you’ve just eaten one.

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Rainbow Lips!

I think im gonna do this one for tomorrow when I shoot my pretty officemate Heba. Will tell you about that next time.

For instructions on both exercises, go to You Tube, you lazyasses!

Thats all for this evening, good night and dont let the bed bugs bite (whatever the hell that means. coz really who are these bugs, and what business do they have biting me and how can I not let them bite when Im asleep? So what do you expect me to do, just stand guard all night against the effin bed bugs??

Thats the much too much coke I had tonight talking. (I wish, but thats just Coca Cola, you substance abusers.)

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Midnight Mineral Madness

According to my Youtube make-up coach, this technique is supposed to achieve the ‘Valentine look’ (whatever it is that you’re supposed to look like during Valentine’s — i dont know, coz in my book thats a progression from flirty to horny to drunk to wasted). But anyways, I think me likes the looks of it. 😀

All products used are from Everyday Minerals unless specified otherwise.

The Valentine Look:

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In my face:
conceal: Revlon Medium
base: Body Shop Nature’s Minerals

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In my eyes (wow parang kanta lang):
brow, outer lid, crease and lower eyeline: Medium Brown
ball and browbone: Floating Feathers
lid: Pick Me Up Pink
tear ducts: L’oreal White Shimmer

In my cheeks:
highlight: Romance Novel
blush: Pick Me Up Pink

In my lips:
L’oreal Tickled Pink

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In my heart:

All of you.

Pampam time!!!

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Yalla, tulog na!!

Till next!


Everyday Minerals Lovin’!

Finally got my Everyday Minerals package!!!
I tried some, and they’re phenomenal! 😀
(Dana, I know I promised a review, but I realised I dont know how to review make up. Hmm. Will these photos do?) 😀

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I got the free sample kit and 5 eyeshadows.


Make-up Time!!

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First Time Trial

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conceal: Pick Me Up Pink
base: Medium Base Summer

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ball and browbone: Floating Feathers
lid: Oasis (my early favourite!)
eyeliner: Smokey
eyebrow: Medium Brow
lashes: Clinique High Impact Mascara

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cheekbone: Viki’s Radiant Creation
highlight: Pick Me Up Pink
Lancome Juicy Tubes

So sorry. No complete sentence here. Im tired. Will try again tomorrow.

Make-up Mania

Hi, Kids!

How are y’all? I take it all’s good? Good.

Anyways, as the title tells you, I’m manic (maniacal?) about make-up these days. Damn loshangness to infinity and hello, my inner pokpok! 😀

A friend introduced me to Everyday Minerals.. I’ve placed my first ever order, and I cant wait to receive my loot in two-weeks’ time. Anyways, just to satisfy my fix, I ran to Body Shop in DCC to pick up some stuff:

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Kabuki Brush (which I got at 50% off, coz I also got this):

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Nature’s Minerals Foundation, and this:

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Mini Brush Set. Also,

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Body Shop Lip in Cheek Tint

So, the moment we got home.. (segue kwento: J and I are a little pissed coz we wanted to have dinner and drinks at the Boardwalk in Hyatt Regency, which is very close to DCC. But since we met up at around 6PM, we thought it was still too early for dinner, so we decided to watch a movie first. Watchmen – fantabulous, if it wasnt TOO LONG!!!, and to top that, the movie started LATE. i dont get that with cinemas here in the UAE. often, the movies start late. just kills me, man. anyways, we got out of the cinema quarter to 11, we just decided to grab a bite in DCC, coz if we still go to Boardwalk, we might just be in time for the last order. We were so bummed coz we were kinda expecting to get drunk on wine and margaritas. Oh, well. So, were was I? ah.. so the moment we got home, I attacked my small shopping bag and started with the war paints. here’s want happened:

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On my eyes:

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lid: red earth trio contrast eyeshadow compact

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brow bone and face shimmer: L’oreal Essential Colors Make-up Pallete

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cheeks: Bourjois Blush – Ambre D’or (above)

lips: Body Shop Lip in Cheek Tint (unpictured)

Bottom Eyeline: Max Factor Kohl Pencil (unpictured)

Mascara: Clinique High-Impact Mascara (unpictured)

Ya like it? I do. 😀


Some more camwhoring!!!

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Matapos kumarengkeng, ngayon gagawa na ako ng assignment.. dahil bukas sa class, ang walang assignment, ABSENT!!


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