Friday, December 31, 2010

Watch and learn from michelle Phan

I hope you guys will love this makeup tutorial by Michelle Phan. Watching her youtube videos has been one of my favorite things to do lately. I've learned a lot and I just hope you will pick a few tricks too! Happy watching!






Have a glittery, glittery new year everyone!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Try Affirmations for the New Year!

A 'Thankful' state of mind. That's what I've been trying to achieve all year round. Sometimes it's hard, as problems abound. When I feel sad and blue, I try to veer away from the loneliness I feel and just sleep on it. Or I try to think of all the blessings God has been showering me with; channeling a 'grateful' state of mind..

As the year ends, I look back and ponder on all that has happened in my life. Some are good, most have been bad (money matters). I can't seem to handle my money very well. There seems to be a problem somewhere, what is it that I'm doing wrong, I wonder?

From now on, I'm making these resolutions regarding saving money. I'm going to take charge! Help me God.. I really want to be financially stable. So this coming new year, I will really try hard to resist temptations and try not to buy unnecessary things.


But resolutions I think are meant to be broken, just like promises..:) So why not try 'AFFIRMATIONS'?

"I am a money magnet"
"Money comes to me easily and effortlessly"
Thank you for all the blessings"
What I need comes to me"
"Everyday in everyway I am getting more and more prosperous!"
"Everyday in everyway I am becoming wealthier and wealthier!"
"I am getting better and better everyday in everyway!"



Also, I'd like to share to you my dear readers these wonderful new things to try (it might change your life).

I believe we can set aside the time to do these!

  • Practice deep breathing and meditate every morning.
  • Make a vision board (cut out pictures of what you want and paste them to a board). Be specific. Place it somewhere, wherein you can see it first thing in the morning.
  •  Buy a journal where you can write all your dreams, even more importantly, you can write down and track all your spending habits, so you can plan and budget your money!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAVE A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Stress no more

Sometimes i wish life would be easy. That i will be carefree, unproblematic and just live and breathe and just be me..But in this day and age of digital overload, there's stress all around us, pouncing on us every single day. So how do we fight stress? I have some suggestions for you guys.

  • Listen to music
  • Watch a movie
  • Go out with friends
  • Play with your pets or with your little loved ones--nieces and nephews

    AJ and JD
  • Go to the beach or Manila Bay and watch the sunrise or sunset

  • Catch up on sleep and limit facebook :))

Long hair at last + Vitress

I have natural wavy hair, difficult to style. As for rebonding, I've tried it many times; but it feels good sometimes to just let my hair grow naturally wavy, long and loose, without ornaments.




I just used VITRESS HAIR POLISH for a glossy, silky shine


It has a long-lasting fragrance too!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Johnny, oh johnny!



'The Tourist' trailer

This is the latest movie of Johnny Depp with Angelina Jolie-Pitt.


I just wanna tell you guys that I'm a huge fan of Johnny Depp. Ever since his 21 Jump Street days (80's baby, buking!), I was really hooked on him. He's got that boyish charm and mysterious persona that's intoxicating (drug ba sya?). Also a good dramatic actor, he has done quite a number of Oscar-worthy films. He's such a versatile actor; he's gone a long way since his bit role in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street', which I believe was his first role in a film. My favorite film of his is 'Blow'. Because blondie sya dun.:))

My bet for "Best Picture"



A story of a woman ahead of her time...She was Rosario, (the grandmother of Mr. Manny Pangilinan) as played by Jennylyn Mercado. This is directed by Albert Martinez, the actor..Can't wait to watch this...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lovin thy ELF

I've been reading a lot of good things about elf so I have decided to try their products. I'm using the
elf eyebrow kit for about a month now and it is simply amazing...So easy to use. The shade is just right for me.


Price: Php 249
Affordable

I also bought the complexion brush of elf, which can be used as blush brush or powder brush.


Stated at the back of packaging: This Taklon brush can be used with wet or dry products.


Creates an even and natural finish


I've purchased this just recently so I can't really comment much about this product. So I'll make a review maybe after 2 weeks...:))

Price: Php 249.75
Affordable

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Precious friends

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival." --C. S. Lewis

I can't even begin to describe my life without friends; without them there's still family, but it's almost entirely different.


There are similarities and differences. Acceptance of each other's uniqueness is key to lasting relationships...


You only see here the laughter, the good times we share; but they are with me unfailingly during bad times too...

Treasured memories

you'll always remember

without a doubt...

My highschool barkada You lose touch for a while but when you see them again, it's like nothing has changed and it's highschool days all over again...

I so love my friends!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Instant long hair!

I have shoulder-length hair, brownish-black and I can't seem to style it much.. While shopping a while ago at SM department store with friends, I chanced upon wigs! Great-looking ones! They have clips to better hold on to your own hair. I tried one and had instant party hair!



Easy to clip at the back of your hair..
There are several lengths and shades to choose from.



 Wow! Long hair in a snap!



Loving it!

Price: 800

Monday, December 13, 2010

A prayer

We all have different styles when it comes to praying. Most of us pray directly to God just saying our wants and wishes, or asking for forgiveness or healing; but other people are more inclined to recite sets of prayers from a novena booklet. I guess I've always done the former more often nowadays. :)  Because as much as I've wanted to go to St. Jude in Mendiola (my fave saint), I can't seem to find the time, sad to say..

As I was cleaning my room the other day, I found an interesting book (which I forgot I have!) I bought several years ago at a popular bookstore. I was in a deep rut in my life at that time and so when I read this at the back of the book: "Do you want to be extravagantly blessed by God?" I just had to read it.

The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson

This book has taught me a simple yet powerful prayer:



A prayer that will bless your life

The author challenges us to make this Jabez prayer for blessing be part of the daily fabric of our lives. And guess what...I'm planning to do just that...again.




Sunday, December 12, 2010

So hoTT!

I really like her beauty, this Solenn girl.. I feel like she's down-to-earth, whenever she's being interviewed.

She's entering showbiz in spite of the fact that she said ( in the reality show "Survivor" ), she will not..Oh well...

A multi-talented person, she's the in-house fashion designer at  Lulu Tan-Gan's and a makeup artist. Her style is classy and impeccable.


A classic beauty!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My lovely bestfriend

I just want to let you know how proud I am of my bestfriend Gigi. She's in Ireland for the past 10 years already. Whew! How time flies! Anyway, I've known her since 1995, we were officemates then; she's a nurse by the way and I'm a medtech then (I'm now a nurse, inspired by her). Aside from being a kind soul, she's also hard-working, smart, funny, a good story-teller (read: madaldal), and cute.

So I digress, I'm proud of her now because she lost a lot of weight. Goodbye baby fats! :))

She told me she did biking and hundreds of sit-ups, plus she dieted to the max. No artificial help (read: meds).
So from this:
To this!

VavaVoOm! A lot of people thought she's a foreigner.
Congratulations Gigi!!!

I'm so proud to be your friend, thanks for all your help (you know!)...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wish list part II

8. Another bag ( a girl can't have enough bags :))
Louis Vuitton
The bigger the better :)

9. Makeup brushes

durable brushes...to last a lifetime

10. 1 year supply of ROYCE choco

mouth-watering...

11. weekend getaway


...with a loved one to relax the body, mind and spirit.

12. A car

BMW X5
glamgirl can dream, can't i??? I want it red.

13. Love...Love...L O V E and more LOVE in my life

All we need is love... need i say more?

1 Corinthians 13:4
 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

great for touch-ups!

Hey gals! I've discovered a great product..! A shine-free, vitamin E-enriched face powder.


Myra e Shine-Free Face Powder

I bet you all have your favorite pressed powders and you wouldn't want to trade it, right? But I can guarantee that this one works amazingly well! I've been using this for a month already and I assure you that it doesn't cake at all even when I use it  3-4X a day for touch-ups.

It's available in 2 shades: natural and light
Price: 130


I'm using the Light Shade (for fair skin). This compact has mirror and a nice sponge.

Disclaimer: These are all my personal opinion

maybelline eyeliner

There are lots of eyeliners available out there in the market today; it's so hard to choose really, but if you're looking for wearability and long-lasting effect, this is the one for you!


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Maybelline Impact Express
Smooth Felt Liner

What I Love About It:
  • This black eyeliner is easy to apply on your upper lash line, it glides on smoothly. Of course practice makes perfect as with anything else.
  •  It lasts long even after I've done a lot of chores; even after a lot of sweating, it didn't smudge at all..
  • It's shiny, intense black color
  • easy to remove with baby oil

Saturday, December 4, 2010

can't wait to see this



I really, really love rom-com movies (because... I am a hopeless romantic :D )



Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway are the stars in the movie, "LOVE and other drugs...", which for me, is a must-see because I like them both.



After seeing Jake in "Prince of Persia," I became an instant fan. And I really like the looks of Anne (what with her big, beautiful eyes).

for a taut, firmer skin

Everyone wants radiant and firm skin, right? But as we age, our skin loses some of its collagen. Yes dear readers, COLLAGEN makes our skin firm and taut.
I've discovered just the right cream for me and that's

OLAY REGENERIST MICRO-SCULPTING CREAM

This cream has potent collagen-building ingredients and other amino peptides that protects the skin from the sun's harmful UV rays.


Price: 1,200
What I Love About It:
  • It has a rich formula that's cool when applied to the skin
  • I've seen the effects right away, as early as 5 days
  • It gave me glowing skin
  • No more oily skin for me!
What I Don't:
  • nothing

Monday, November 29, 2010

coffee after a swim?

Station 2 is where we stayed the last time we went to Boracay. And there's Starbucks in the neighborhood!!!

Top from Bayo
Leggings from Fab

books i'm reading part 2

Imagination. Creative Visualization. Affirmations. These are some of the important words you'll encounter in the book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne.
Some insights from the book:
  • Affirmation: "I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy."
  • See what you want as absolute fact.
  • Your thoughts become things.
  • The feeling of love is the highest frequency you can emit.
  • The creative process helps you create what you want in three simple steps: ask, believe and receive.
  • Visualization is the process of creating pictures in your mind of yourself, enjoying what you want.
  • Giving thanks for what you want in advance turbo-charges your desires and sends a more powerful signal out into the universe.
  • Tip the balance of your thoughts to wealth.
  • We will never run out of good things because there's more than enough to go around for everyone. Life is meant to be abundant.
  • You get to fill the blackboard of your life with whatever you want.
  • Do what you L O V E






Books i'm reading

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra. The title alone of this book attracted me so i bought it immediately. I've always been into how-to-attain-success books ever since.
This book is filled with timeless wisdom and practical steps you can apply right away to achieve that life-altering success and abundance.


According to the author, the seven laws are:

1. The Law of Pure Potentiality.
Through silence, meditation and through non-judgment, you can access this first law. You must get in touch with the innermost essence of your being.
2. The Law of Giving
In our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives. Practicing this law is very simple, according to the author: if you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation.
3.The Law of Karma
Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind... what we sow is what we reap.
4. The Law of Least Effort
There are three components to this law: The first is acceptance of people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. The second is responsibility. It means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself. The third is defenselessness, which means that your awareness is established in defenselessness.
5. The Law of Intention and Desire
You must accept the present as is. Accept the present and intend the future. The future is something you can create through detached intention, but you should never struggle against the present.
6. The Law of Detachment
It says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it.
7. The Law of "Dharma" or purpose in Life
Everyone has a purpose in life, a unique gift or special talent to give to others. 

What's also great about this book is the author's helpful outlined steps to practice
 the seven laws. It is incorporated after every chapter.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

chocolover

"Ahon!", my friend said to me after i repeatedly told her "ansarap namn, nakaka-adik!" I can tell she was annoyed already. :D

What can i do? I'm a chocoholic. Especially chocolates with nuts, like ferrero. I had 3 of this yesterday...(and i want more!!!) If only i'm not watching my weight, sigh.

addicting!

Friday, November 26, 2010

My wish list part I

hey guys, this is just the first part of my xmas wish list because i'm still thinking and sorting out lots of stuff to include so that's for part 2! :)

of course there's makeup in my list...
1. foundation

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
2. blush by Chanel

3. another foundie

Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup by Chanel
4. Ipad

5. Bag and shoes
Tory Burch shoes and bag
6. a watch

Philip Stein

7. trip to Bohol ( white sands of Panglao Island)

Image of Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa, Bohol
Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa

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