Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Bag Family

I don't know what happened but I bought 3 bags that all look alike in a span of less than a month.

It all started with this peach Anya Satchel from Coconut Gold:

(smaller size)

I really wanted it but it was pre-order only. I knew myself well enough to know that I don't have the EQ for pre-ordering stuff but I wanted it badly enough so I placed the order. This is the Momma bag.

Then I saw this at Candy Bags (by The Fashion Factory)  in Tiendesitas:


I told myself that it's not the same thing. It's much smaller and harder. This is the baby bag.

Finally, while browsing eBay listing, I came across this big pink one from Therapie bags:

It was good as new, much much cheaper and offered free shipping (well, cheap shipping for addresses outside the Metro.) I couldn't help myself and got it, too. This is the Poppa bag.

Finally, the universe decided to intervene and right after paying for the Poppa bag. I got a text which said that my bag had arrived. That put an end to the madness. I made a decision not to buy any more bags for a while.

And so the Poppa bag, the Momma bag and the Baby bag lived happily ever after. THE END!

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fashion 21 Aqualicious Lipstick in Little Mermaid

The pink lippie obsession continues! 

The Aqualicious line of lippies from Fashion 21 is water-themed.. The box is a combination ofblue and white which makes me think of a landscape of a very cold region. The tube is also a very pretty blue. (similar to the packaging  of SanSan's regular cosmetics line)  and the shade names have aquatic elements to them like mermaid, starfish,  etc. It also promises extreme moisture.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thrifted: Llama-face!

Maybe you guys have noticed that I don't really post OOTD's or fashion-related posts. It's because I don't really fancy myself a fashionista. I do, however, like unique and quirky finds and this is one of the reasons I love thrifting.

I saw this sweater dress when I went thrifting and couldn't resist getting it. The llama and stripey clouds are appliques.

The llama is adorable. I loved the movie "Emperor's New Groove" (which is where Llama-face came from.)  I love llamas and alpacas. I'd collect stuff with them on, if they were easier to find. (I have the same problem with Maltese puppy stuff, but I digress.)

It's in really good condition, too, maybe the original owner didn't have the nerve to wear it in public, lol.

Actually, I've already worn this. It didn't seem too outrageous. The neutral color and simple stripes toned it down. Fits me really well too, but the armholes are kinda big so I really need to wear something underneath.

What would you wear with this dress? Suggestions?

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

First look at Snoe Products and All Glammed Up's October Sale

I am always happy to see local brands stepping up and I try to support them as much as I can. It's been over a week since I got these Snoe Products. I have used them a bunch of times already. It's too early for an in-depth review, but that doesn't mean I can't tell you what I think about it just yet.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Bonbon Pink

Shade P31- Pink Bonbon
The ColorSensational line of Maybelline lipsticks  promises extreme moisture and color. It is available in many supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. and costs PHP 299. I recently got one in Bonbon Pink (P31)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Weekend Grabs

I don't think this counts as a haul. I bought these at different times from different places but all last weekend. I noticed that I've been posting about weekend stuff during the middle of the week. So late, but that's how I roll!

  • HBC Body Recipe Hair Remover Cream- been wanting to get it because of Thiamere's post about it.
  • Snoe products: Apple Scrub and Bengkoang Lotion. 

  • Cat envelope from I Love Envelopes
  • Floral kiss-lock purse
  • Plastic wallet organizer
  • More pocketbacs- Eucalyptus Mint and Rockin' Cotton- I got "umay"  with my sweet pocketbacs so I got fresher fragrances this time. Eucalyptus Mint is my current fave. Smells like Irish Spring soap and it kinda clears up my sinuses.^^

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Facebook Page and Awards

As you guys can see on my sidebar, The Narcissus Project is now on Facebook. This is huge, because I didn't even use to have Facebook. (Well, I did, but I deleted it and it was ages ago, before the new interface) I just realized that I want to really connect with blogger friends and readers, and there are so many cool things to get into on Facebook and I was really missing out.

Please like, and if you feel like it, add the sad single liker there at the moment. I want to be friends with all of you and I promise not to stalk you. Also, please bear with me, if I kinda suck at facebooking. I'm still getting the hang of the new interface, and I barely got the old interface. (ME = noob4lyf)


Got these awards from Aimee (aMz Blog.)

The rules:

 -Share 7 things about yourself and link back to the person who passed you the award.

-Award 15 blogs and drop them a line about it.

7 Things about Jackie

♥ Even though I always say that I am a big Koreaboo, I know next-to-nothing about their pop culture. I just love their food, products, and of course, the beautiful country.

♥ I write with my left-hand but I do almost everything else with my right.

♥ I think UFC-style fighting is fun and would like to try it!

♥ I love old kung-fu/wuxia movies.

♥ I don't like any kind of hot beverage.

♥ I really love reading creepypasta

♥ I love singing and karaoke, but I'm way off-key when I sing. ^^

I'm passing these on to the following blogs: 

Hope you all can do this. If you already have, then it's okay. Just wanna let you know I want you to have it, too. ^^

I'll drop by all your blogs later to give the news. Right now, it's time to sleep and internet's acting up again, anyway.

Thanks for reading! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Review: Baviphat AC Therapy Sleeping Pack


This is a miniature version (6g) which was a part of my minis and samples purchase from eBay.

Baviphat is a Korean skincare and cosmetics brand famous for their "fruit miracle" series and infamous for their suspiciously familiar packaging designs. Some famous spokesmodels for the brand are Beyonce and Korean idol group F.T. Island.

Product Info (taken from seller)
An overnight mask  extract suppresses melanin formation and prevent hyper-pigmentation. Arbutin then hastens skin whitening for a fairer complexion with beautifully even skin tone. Uniformly apply mask on cleansed skin before going to bed. Wash off in the morning. Regular use of sleeping mask diminishes the appearance of dark spots and freckles.

How to use:
After basic skin care in the evening, apply evenly over face. Go to sleep without washing out. Lightly rinse with lukewarm water in the morning.

Use it as a substitute for cream at night. Apply an appropriate amount to face and neck. Then gently massage and tab until thoroughly absorbed. Rinse off in the next morning.

Suitable For:  All Skin Types

My review after the jump.

Monday, October 3, 2011

First Christmas-y Post!

It's Halloween month! Traditionally for people in my country, it is really more of a sad/scary time than a fun/scary time. As I got older, remembering loved ones who are no longer in this world has become more meaningful to me, but when I was a kid, all the months ending in -ber were Christmas months.

This is not unusual in this country. In fact, you'll start to hear Christmas songs on the radio and see Christmas lights on the streets as early as September.

Whether foreign (spiced cider. candy canes, hot cocoa, sugar cookies) or local (puto bumbong, leche flan), I love most Christmas smells and flavors (except maybe fruitcake, but then who does LOL) Normally I have great Christmas spirit, but personally, September is always a hard month to get over. I needed something extra this year to really get into it. These scents, all from Bath and Body Works, usually did the job.

Shapeable Foaming Soap in Twisted Peppermint

Remember how much I love foam cleansers? This is a tightly packed, semi-solid mousse soap that smells like candy canes. And it leaves a minty sensation on the skin after washing. LOVE!

Pocketbacs in Vanilla Bean Noel and Winter Candy Apple

I'll admit, these overly popular anti-bacterial sanitizers didn't appeal for me before because I preferred 1) soap and water or 2) wipes when it came to keeping my hands clean and germ-free and I found the holders a little tacky, but I couldn't resist Christmass Pocketbacs, and they really are handy in a pinch.

So, what helps get your Christmas spirit on?