For a CHANGE  

June 30,2016. Inauguration of Philippines’ 16th president… President RODIGO DUTERTE.  CHANGE IS COMING. 

So, for today I decided to use green shadows to match my outfit. a big change for me as well because I have always been on the brown hues.

so this is my first time to try these color and im glad it worked out well. 

1.  Base shade for the lid upto brow bone

2. light green slightly above crease 

3. darker green for the outer crease 

4. light metallic brown in the center   and TAADAAA

I never tought i’d pull this off. 

let me know your favorite combination color combination for this palette. 

products :  clinique  even better, E.L.F, Beauty treats matte bulsh palette,  In2It gloss. 

outfit  : Kamiseta ,  Cotton-on,  steve madden


How to Spot a DUPE SIGMA F80

Replica.  SG authentic.     – call it whatever! Its all DUPE.
Is it that bad? – No. I myself own some dupe brushes such as crease brush , eyebrow brush, smudge brush ) .
I guess It depeneds on the brand and item you need and what  you are comparing to.

Today, I want to show you HOW TO SPOT THE DIFFERENCE  of  Sigma F80 kabuki brush Original VS .Dupe

Bottom – original  ;   Top  – dupe
Notice the lenght..
Original is a tad longer


Left :  original
Right :  dupe
With the original,  the  word SIGMA is engraved deeper.
By touching it, you’ll notice there is a big  difference


Left :  original
Right :  dupe


Bottom :  original
Top  :  dupe
The handle on the original is flawless..
The word FLAT KABUKI is different as well.


Left :  original
Right :  dupe
the original is softer so  it has a wider fluff


Both are soft and fluffy. You almost can’t tell the difference just by looking
The Original one, is easier to move around the face, the hair moves freely  that it makes it easier to blend.  The dupe is densely packed that it restricts the movement of the hair or bristles.

personally, I think a good brush set can make any cheap or affordable make brand look expensive once applied,  Rather than a good makeup brand with a cheap brush set because the blending will not be as good and flawless.

acute pancreatitis

May 27,2016-  was my mother -in-law’s birthday.. we were supposed to have dinner… but everything turned the other way around. 

5.30pm – I got a call  from my husband , sounded like he was hurt – really hurt.. and in excruciating pain, when he got home,  I drove him to Emergency section at st. lukes hospital.  
we waited for 3 hours and got some lab test in between our waiting time.
when the result came back,  I was shocked to  learn he is having Acute pancreatitis. in layman’s term,   his pancreas is swollen.
when the doctor said He had to be admitted,  my tears just fell. 
I was worrying about expenses,   and who will take care of my son while we are at the hospital.. 

Things happened so fast that day.
my In-laws were there to help me look after my husband while I had to go home to get some stuff for our  hospital stay.
my son stayed at his best friends house,  good thing the family is kind enough  to look after my son..

Now going back to Pancreatitis, 
according to the doctor his LIPASE result were so high.
the normal count is around 300 and my husband’s is around 17thousand! 
no wonder he was in pain. 

the usual cause for acute pancreatitis is either GALSTONES  or ALCOHOL.

His result for galstone came back zero,  so its either ALCOHOL or something just blocked his kidney or liver…
he drinks, but occasionally so it is very impossible for it to be the cause.

words can not explain the pain he went through.. Demerol ( the strongest pain reliever)  had to be administered because he was requesting for it every 6 hours.. he can’t sleep,  the pain was all over his abdomen – sharp pain upto his back.

there is no Medication for acute pancreatitis,  its just fasting,  hydration and bowel rest.

now we are home,  his diet has totally changed.
no pork,  no beef.
I only give him Chicken breast,  veggies,  fish, fruit..
it is a total change of eating habit..

there wasn’t any sign of pain or distress before his pancreas acted up. 
it was all very sudden.

so guys,  as early as now,  be cautious of what you eat. avoid too much fat and junk and alcohol…

stay healthy.
stay fit. 🙂

OOTD – June 12



top – plains and prints (php300)
purple sale get 50% off

pants – folded and hung (php 500)
get 15% off on all items

shoes – payless : comfort plus  (php 495)
current promo : get 50% off on 2nd pair. Mine was the 2nd pair.

Mary pauline Salon Kalentong branch

maybelline Dream mousse
rimmel stay matte powder
faceshop brow pencil
Loreal mascara
Revlon Colorburst


The Beauty Bloggers Tag

I came across  Sophia Patel, another  beauty blogger and  I  started reading her posts. Found this beauty game tag so I took the liberty of copying her questions for a game tag myself

feel free to do yours too 🙂


1)  How many times do you wash your face daily?     

💄Twice – Morning before bringing my son to school and at  night before bed

2) What skin type do you have?
💄dry around the nose and oily on tzone  

3) What is your current facial wash?
💄 papaya + apricot soap with dead sea salt scrub
💄charcoal facial wash

4) Do you exfoliate? 
💄 yes

5) What brand do you use?   
💄 Letouche Papaya soap

6) What moisturizer do you use?   

7) Do you have freckles?           

8) Do you use eye cream?        

9) Do you or did you have acne skin.
💄 no.
but i get pimple days before my period

10) Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?   


11) What foundation do you use?       
💄maybelline fit me  shade 115

12) How about concealer?                   
💄maybelline fit me

13) Do you know your undertone color?       

💄Yellow- im asian

14) What do you think of fake eyelashes?             
💄 its hard to put them on 

15) Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?       

💄Yes but i dont..

16) What brand of mascara do you use? 


17) Sephora or MAC?             

💄 mac

18) Do you have a MAC Pro-card?           
💄 none

19) What makeup tools do you use in make – up application?       

💄 real technique brush and sponge

20) Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?       

💄 yes. ELF

21) For the face?           

💄Yes, Maybelline baby skin

22) Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?   
💄 gelmatic by loreal           

23) How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?       

💄 never,  im very careful around my eye

24) Do you use mineral makeup?       


25) How about lipgloss? 

💄Yes. nivea cherry

26) What is your favorite blush to use?     


27) Do you buy your makeup on ebay?     
💄60% of the time

28) Do you like drugstore makeup?      
💄 yes

29) Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? 

💄yes. i want to. i just cant find time

30) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?    
 💄 sometimes,  when in rush

31) Name a makeup crime that you hate?           
💄 pink and blue eyeshadows

32) Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?             


33) If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?       

💄 eyebrow pencil

34) Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?     
💄 yes. 

35) What do you think of Makeup?   

💄 it is an art. 
💄 an expression of ones mood
💄 to bringout the asset,  not to hide or cover or change your entire face.

when in Dollar Store ( ph)

Hello lovely ladies, 
I wanted to share with you these fab finds from the DOLLAR STORE   (greenfields pavillion mall) 


1. Beauty treats matte blush Palette (php 199)
2. klean color foundation (php99 )
3. velvet gloss lip  color (php 99)  velcro (php20)

review : 

these are so pigmented. it is definitely worth buying.  the original price cost php 299,  but mine was discounted because the lid is kinda broken, but hey, php 100 discount is still not bad,  it is just a lid anyway.

Swatches  from first row :  left to right



bottom row :  left to right

When I first applied it,  i was like “whoah! too much,  too much.. LOL” And i had to blend it several times. good thing these are blendable..

the color variation is very versatile.
the longevity is Ok.  it lasted for about 5 hours without re-applying.. 



I chose the lightest shade available  rosey beige –  this one has a pink undertone to it.
the color selection is from light to dark skin tone.
when you apply it,  its kinda liquidy.
doesn’t last very long but it keeps the skin looking fresh because it feels very hydrating on the face.
the coverage is LIGHT ,  very good during the summer time,  it doesn’t cake up or cling on to dry patches..
I’d give this one a 6 out of 10 stars.
It has a pump. glass bottle. 30ml and has spf 20
it lasted for only 4 hours, given the fact that I was inside the mall,  I didn’t sweat but still it didn’t last very long.
verdict : for PHP 99  pesos,  i’d say go for it. 🙂



This is the only thing that disappointed me.
Its not velvet. its not gloss.
now that is false advertising.
I was looking for something glossy  so i was disappointed to find out this isn’t what im looking for.
the product isn’t that bad,  id still wear it,  use it when i feel like it,  color is very vibrant, lasted for 5 to 6 hours.
a good matte lipstick if you are into matte…. 
again,  only disappointed by the fact i was deceived by flase claim.

The last but not the least is the php 20 hair velcro that you use to get you baby bangs away from your face.
I have been looking for this online and they all cost php100+ ,  and I find that very expensive and offensive for a little  velcro. so i was really happy to have found this.

check out the DOLLAR STORE IN GREENFIELDS MANDALUYONG if you are in the area,  they have a lot of good stuff there. 

til next..