Friday, April 27, 2012

Fun With Cats

Meet Remington:

She is the smallest (I don't like saying runt) of a litter of three. Now, I love all my pets very much but I like to keep a close watch on her because she's so tiny (she's like half the size of her siblings) and maybe a little frail  (physically, but she's a ball of pure attitude) so we spend a lot of time together. Because of this, she gets to go through my stuff and even yoinks what she really likes.

She appropriated this unicorn marionette a while back.
So now, I like getting things I think she might like, too. Recently, I got this book for the two of us.

This is a a really cute book, if you don't take the new age stuff seriously. I wouldn't cast any real spells or do anything that feels too much like a ritual but it's fun to read about how astrological signs affect a cat's personality (catsonality?) 

Look! Remington's on the cover.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sleek i-Divine Palette in Au Naturel

I am always attracted to makeup palettes when I see them because they are just so pretty to look at and I always love colorful things but I've never been tempted to buy those HUGE palettes which have all the colors under the sun. That's because I know myself well enough to know that I'll never use more than half those colors. I prefer picking out single eyeshadows one at a time just to make sure they'll be used.

Then all those neutral/natural palettes came out  one after the other and they were very tempting especially UD Naked 2 (more "me" colors. read: champagne), but frankly speaking, I don't wear e/s that often nor am I that great at putting them on so I couldn't justify the price tag on the Naked 2. Not yet, at least. I decided to get the Sleek i-Divine Palette in 601 Au Naturel. Let's start with this for practice, and if I get a lot of use out of this and if I get any better, maybe I'll move on to more grown up palettes.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tag: 45 Beauty Questions

Tagged by Jade of Sweethestia and Helen of Lucky Citrine. Thanks, this was fun.

1. How many times do you wash your face daily?
 - More than 3. If it's hot and I'm just at home, everytime I go to the bathroom. Haha.

2. What skin type do you have? Dry, oily, or combi skin?
Combination and somewhat sensitive.

3. What is your current facial wash?

Currently on rotation: 
- Laneige Multi Cleanser

has fine beads for mild scrubbing.
- The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam in Lemon and

very gentle and smells nice and fresh

an acne wash from a dermatologist.

4. Do you exfoliate? How often?
About 2 or 3 times a week.

5. What product do you use to exfoliate?
-  for face: M2 HP Skin Refinish and  Korean peeling gels.

- for body: 
Yogurt Spa Milk Salt Shower Bath

I also sometimes use MaxiPeel face scrub for the body because it's nice and cool =))

6. What moisturizer do you use?
- iWhite Aqua and Nature Republic Aqua Combination Watery Cream

7. Do you have freckles/sun spots?
-  No cuz I'm olive-skinned.

10. Do you use eye cream?
- Yes, but I need to do it more regularly.

11. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
- Not more than normal.

12. Did you ever have to use pro-activ?
- No. 

13. What foundation do you use?
- Maybelline (powder) and various Korean brands. 

14. How about concealer?

- Garnier (eyes)

15. Do you know your undertone color?
- Warm

16. What do you think of fake eyelashes?
-  They're cute, but I can't be bothered to use them everyday.

17. Did you know that you're supposed to change mascara every 3 months?
- Yup, so I never buy overly expensive ones or too many at once.

18. What brand of mascara do you use?
- Usually Maybelline or Avon.

19. Sephora or Mac?
- MAC because I've used some products before. Not too familiar with Sephora's prods.

20. Do you have a Mac pro card?
- Nope.

21. What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
- Mostly sponges and fingers.

22. Do you use makeup base or primer for your eyes?
- the Proof 10 one from Etude House.

23. For the face?
- Lioele Secret Pore Rich Balm

24. What is your favorite eyeshadow shade?
- Champagne colors.

Etude House Touch Touch Shadow Liner in Vanilla

25. Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
- Pencil.

26. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
- not with  pencils, but with eyelash curlers and mascara wands. (>_<)

27. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
- They're lovely but I'll need a lot of practice first.

28. Do you use mineral makeup?
-  Sometimes.

29. What is your favorite "go-to" lipstick? Why?

- Nyx Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar. It's the best MLBB shade for me, and I get a lot of compliments when I use it.

30. How about lip gloss? Why?

31. What is your favorite blush to use and why?
- Ever Bilena Cheek Blush in Raisin or EB Mousse blushes.

32. Do you buy your makeup on ebay/
- Yup, you can find a lot of good buys and items not available in stores, yet.

33. Do you like drugstore makeup?
- Of course.

34. Do you go to cosmetic company outlets?
- Sometimes.

35. Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
- I'm still thinking about it.

36. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
- Yes!

37. Name a makeup crime that you hate.
- Severe looking drawn on eyebrows.

38. Do you like colorful shades of makeup or neutral ones?
- Neutral., except for lips. I gotta be me.  ヽ(^。^)ノ

39. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
- Zooey Deschanel. I always love the way she looks, and she makes looking good seem effortless.

40. If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you use?
- BB Cream. 

41. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
- Yup. I don't mind.

42. In your opinion, what is the best makeup line?
- I don't have any favorites but brands which are cruelty-free and are against animal testing get a lot of love from me. NYX for the same reason, plus it's affodrable.

43. What do you think of makeup?
- Makeup should not be used to hide the bad, but to emphasize the good.

44. What is your favorite "quote" related to makeup?
“The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!” -Coco Chanel

45. If you were a makeup tool/product, what would you be and why?
- Blush because I'm shy, nyahaha.

Haven't done this tag, yet? I'm tagging you, so join in on the fun and let me know where I can read your answers.  ^^

Thanks for reading, 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Maybelline Baby Lips

This entry has been on my drafts forever maybe because there are just no words to express my love for this product.

Initially, I only bought this because it was so darn cute, not to mention cheap at PHP 79, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn it's much, much more than that. I got the one in menthol because I always like mint flavors, unlike fruit that I kind of have to be in the mood for.