Sunday, May 31, 2009

My First FOTD & lulz :D

My First FOTD! :D
w/c my camera totally washed out

Hey, girls! Okay, so I have a question: How do you make your camera capture the makeup you have on as true to its color & vibrancy in real life? I'm using a Sony Cyber-Shot T7 & I'm not really sure w/c setting it has to be on. If anyone could tell me, I'd really be grateful!

Face Products:
Cinema Secrets Concealer
Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals

Glow Fusion Intuitive Active Bronzer

Yep, I've used the Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Foundation. A lot of you have requested for me to make a review on it from the last post & I'd love to do so! Just give me, say, 2 weeks to road test the product under different (weather / environmental) conditions.

I have an oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin if anyone's interested. Quite a combination, huh?

Careline Glamour Eyes in Soft Earth
all over the lid as a base. Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner in Star on the tear duct & below the brow bone. Jordana Almond e/s on the inner 1/3 of the lid. Smashbox e/s in Smashing Jpeg on the middle lid. Jordana Navy e/s on the outer lid. The Face Shop e/s in WH001 topped w/ The Body Shop Shimmer Buds e/s in Golden Dandelion as highlight. Same colors were used on the lower lashline.

The Body Shop Eye Definer in Black. Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl in Very Black.

This shot is miraculously clear but it didn't quite capture the navy on the outer lid.
Ew, there's a speck of e/s on my contacts! HAHA.

A final look at the look!
I'm using Smashbox Lip Enchancing Gloss in Pout, by the way.

& another pic just for lulz.
Den & me eating some sorta [washed out] fruit salad tarts yesterday.

Den, Me, Erika. Just bumming it out. So unflattering.

& I mean reaaally bumming. & unflattering (HAHA!)

Check out the huge siopao (meat bun) Erika's Mom had!

& that is all. I hope we didn't scare you. Love you. Bye.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday Haul & More (Makeup, Jeans)

The Thursday Incident & a Haul
Featuring Leslie & myself

Our Thursday was divided into two parts: The Good & The Bad.

The Good
& I mean really good

I love shorts so I only have 2 pairs of jeans w/c I regularly wear: a dark one & a black one, both skinnies from Lee. As much as I'd like to buy The Shorts (ripped, bleached-white w/ tie-dye detailing & colorful plaid inside pockets) from Zara, I couldn't because I needed dress code clothes for school. Thus began my search for The Jeans.

I finally found it Thursday last week after realizing that I was sick of Lee & that Zara's jeans were way too long for me.

Enter CPS Chaps (Level 1, Trinoma), a hip & trendy boutique from Thailand. The second I stepped in, I felt that I have come face-to-face w/ The Jeans. I would have gotten it right there & then but it did have a hefty price tag. Good thing the SA told me they were having a sale on the 28th (yesterday).

After a week of waiting & wanting, I finally got my hands on it.

This gorgeously distressed pair originally costs P3195 ($64) but at 20% off, I got it for P2565 ($51). Not exactly a sale price. But for its kind, it's worth it. I love the worn-out look.

Check out the hot detailing! Totally to-die-for.

Makeup-related, I got the Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Foundation (P599/$12) since I've been wanting to try it out.

Now a lot of Filipina beauty bloggers have been going to this store called USA 99 at Farmer's Plaza for makeup like LA Colors & Jordana. So after asking Chrissy where it is exactly, I decided to give it a shot.

I got this matte Jordana duo in Almond/Navy for only P99.99 or basically, P100 ($2).

The "Navy" is a pretty navy in the pan but when swatched, turns into a dull black.
The "Almond" is actually a nice all-over lid color.

The Bad
& I mean really bad

Really, really bad things about this USA 99 store. As in, really:

1. The SA was watching me from super, super close while I was looking at the makeup. Think Beauty Bar SAs, only closer. Probably a face-to-face distance of around 6-inches. Hello, personal space.

2. I crouched down to look at the nail polishes. The SA ALSO crouched down at the nail polishes. Fucking disturbing.

3. When you pay, they give you this receipt & another receipt w/c they slip into your plastic bag. Upon leaving, this lady guard shoves her wood-poker thing into it to get the "another receipt." WHY DIDN'T THE CASHIER JUST GIVE IT TO HER IN THE FIRST PLACE?

4. No testers.

Despite all these, Leslie & I came back since I swatched the first duo I bought & found it good enoug

Here comes the worst part of it all, in order of how it hap

1. We were told to leave our paper bags behind the counter for "their safety" but we thought about the crazy SAs who will probably poke through our stuff. So we didn't.

2. I was picking out Jordana shadows while holding my paperbag as far back as possible so they wouldn't suspect me of stealing. Ugh.

3. Because of this I dropped an e/s duo. & it clattered on the floor. & the stupid SAs who were chatting at the counter stopped chatting & were all like whoa omg she didn't.

4. Then this super ugly lesbo snatched from me the e/s I picked u
p on the floor & said in that lesbo voice of hers that it was already considered sold. Apparently, I broke the fucking thing.

5. So I stared at her & was like OK but then SHE CONTINUED STANDING THERE STARING STERNLY AT ME. Ok, so I broke it, I'll pay. BUT CAN'T I CONTINUE MY SHOPPING?

6. I decided it wasn't worth it & just paid the damned thing.

7. The cashier dude was amazed by the damned thing & shook it before punching it in. Wow, thanks.

8.. This time, the lady guard, apart from her usual wood-pokerthing-shoving-for-the-receipt act, also violently poked through our bags & paperbags. I cannot stress roughly & violently enough. WE FELT SO DAMNED HARASSED & VIOLATED. Breaking something does not make me a criminal because I didn't do it on purpose.

USA 99 in Farmer's Market = Bad Service = Fail
Totally not worth the harassment unless you're willing to go through it for the cheap makeup.

Such a painful sight. I just wanted to throw it out.

But that would be a waste so I decided to just clean it up.

There we go.

This duo is actually very pretty.

Too bad the service is very ugly :/

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Expired Makeup I Can't Seem to Throw Out

I love my MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in Soothing Beige.
Even though it's just sitting unused on top of my dresser.
Even though it has already expired a year ago.

(Sorry for the writings in the pic all backwards -- I'm just using my webcam.)
Check out the old plastic tub packaging!

This was my first MAC product w/c I bought at Marionnaud late 2006. I was a junior in high school, I was in the mall, & I happened to have to some cash left. My friend & I were already on our way out but then the thought of actually owning a MAC product was so tempting, so alluring I just had to give in. I wanted something, anything from MAC. So I got the one thing w/c was suitable for a school run by nuns w/ a no-makeup policy -- a nude lip conditioner.

I've been applying this chocolate-smelling (& tasting!) lippie religiously. Even then, I've barely even made a dent on the product! Just halfway at most. Makes me wish I had.

See this temporary card? I never got to claim the real one because I never came back for it!
Which sucks, really, because it already had a free credit of P200 in it.


So, what expired makeup do you still keep (& love) that you can't seem to part with? :D

Friday, May 22, 2009

Caress: Diamond Gay

Caress Nail Polish
in Diamond Gay

I remember gray polish being huge on the runway last year but couldn't get my hands on any. So when I spotted this baby in Landmark yesterday I just had to have it! At only P22.75 / 10 ml, this thing is a steal.

I've never heard of this local brand before but it obviously goes alongside Caronia, Bobbie, & Chic. Having had bad experiences w/ Caronia, I was skeptical about this one. But w/ such a price, there's absolutely nothing to lose.

It's a creamy pale cement color w/ an average shiny finish. I topped it off w/ Bobbie 2-in-1 Quick Dry Nail Treatment for longevity & added shine.

The first coat was streaky, as w/ most polishes. But the second one finished it off beautifully.

I'm definitely buying more Caress!

***It just hit me but the name Diamond Gay might be a typo for Diamond Gray! HAHA.
What do you guys think?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Blogspot & Ice (Cubes)

I split the ice cube container in half.

I just wanted to get ice for my root beer but the freaking cubecase wouldn't let me. So I tapped (more like rammed) it against the coutertop then BAM! CAME ICE CUBES FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE!


I took a pic because, seriously, this sort of thing wouldn't happen 7383903228392839 times in my life.

So. Hello, Blogspot.

I'm Kaz, I'm 19 & I want you to make my day.

I love makeup, clothes, Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, zebras, Lady Gaga, pesto, Snickers, & short nails.

I'm gonna be posting product reviews, looks, & random events in this blog. Like The Ice Cube incident.

Fantastic, right? RIGHT. Love you. Bye.