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My name is Liz and I blog as a hobby. I like all things bright and beautiful!

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Tuesday
Aug172010

New from Pond's

You've probably seen these from the shelves of all major drugstores and department store beauty aisles: the new Flawless White Blemish Prevention UV Cream and the Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam. I've been using the UV cream for less than a week, while I've been washing my face with Pure White for two weeks now (yes, I bought my own bottle before the official launch. I was that intrigued!).

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Monday
Aug162010

Bluer than blue

I'm into blue lately, light blues in particular. It's a peaceful, non-intrusive color that can easily be matched with other colors. For this look, I used light blue, an electric royal blue, taupe, and silver eyeshadows. It's a bit loud, but still wearable!

I used my Dollface 88-color palette since I haven't been giving it any love lately. I love Urban Decay, but I also love the choices available in my Dollface palette. With the right primer, the eyeshadows look a lot better.

I made a tutorial for those who are interested in copping this look!

Step 1: Do the ground work. Prime your face with concealer, foundation, eyebrow powder, and eyeshadow primer. I used the Revon Naturals concealer, Shiseiso Supplist foundation, In2It brow powder, and Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Step 2: Pat light blue eyeshadow on the inner half of your lid.

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Monday
Aug162010

Blue, pink, and yellow

Here's me taking a break from black and neutrals with something more colorful! This is the outfit I wore during the Robinson's Midtown shopping tour yesterday. While on the tour, I realized something extremely important: I need to accessorize more!

Thrifted chambray polo/ Necklace from Boracay/ Belt from Tiangge/ Zara skirt/ Tonic brogues (The Ramp)

Get a load of this beautiful peacock earrings from Accessorize. It's P900! Steep, I know, but they are sooo gorgeous. I don't wear earrings but if they're this beautiful I would go for it.

Monday
Aug162010

Guessing game winner

Hi guys! The winner of my guessing contest is:

She and her kids guessed the exact price of my Nine West Shoes! It's P595. Crazy right? Suzanne, please email me your shipping address and I will send your prize out on Wednesday.

Thanks to all who joined. Don't worry, there will be more contests soon!

Monday
Aug162010

Pond's Badge

Sunday
Aug152010

The most amazing dress

I am in love. It's a blush pink color that's really subtle. It's P2,700 though, so I decided against it and just bought shoes from Charles & Keith. I will reveal where I found it soon - I want to write a full feature on the store, it's that amazing. 

Saturday
Aug142010

Slow-ish Saturdays

I haven't stepped out of the condo since I got home on Thursday. Yes, you heard that right. I can live on what's in the pantry and what's on the Internet. At this point I don't know how to describe my life - some parts boring, amazing, sad, exciting, empty, happy - the list goes on. I evaluate my life by every week I spend it. Was this week great? Or sucky? Or just meh. It's dynamic, and I guess that's a good thing.

My doodle

So how was this week? Let's see. 

  • Monday: New arrivals day at Ukay Manila. Always a busy day. Went out in the afternoon to shop for two week's worth of stocks for the store. Then, I attended the Pond's private launch at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati.
  • Tuesday: Went to the Vibal office in QC for a meeting. My gosh, QC is sooo far. The meeting was less than 30 minutes while the travel time was 2.5 hours.
  • Wednesday: Office day. Or marketing consultancy day. I'm always in Ortigas every Wednesday.

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Friday
Aug132010

Pop

I've had this dress for a couple of months now. I love it to bits, but I'm too chicken to wear it out in public! It's a bright lime color so I'm afraid that I might be stared at - in a bad way. Lol. I like how it looks on me though since I'm light enough to not look that ridiculous in it. Where did I get it you ask? It's thrifted! It was supposed to be up at Ukay Manila.

I love the classic cut and the detail on the neckline

Jacket from Studioline (SM Department Store) / Shoes from Shoebox

More pictures after the cut!

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Thursday
Aug122010

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails

I got the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails polish as part of the goodie bag during the Insta-Dry launch. I've been using it regularly since then! It's a basic product to make your nails look well-groomed and healthy in a jiffy.

What I love about this product

  • Has a watery texture and applies thinly
  • Dry in a couple of minutes
  • Doesn't chip for five days by itself since it adheres closely to the nail

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Wednesday
Aug112010

Avon Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Whitening Hand and Body Lotion

Goodness, it seems that all I've been reviewing lately are skin and body care products. I haven't been buying makeup since I have all I need as of the moment. Also, companies are releasing mostly skincare stuff. That says a lot about what Pinays prefer, I think! They do a lot of research to hit their target market, and I've observed that the trend today is skincare that whitens like nobody's business.

One such product is Avon's latest Skin So Soft variant, the Radiant Glow Whitening. It was only released on August 1. I've been using it spottily since the launch to see how it works for me, so here's my verdict!

What I like about this product

  • Has a nice jasmine scent that sticks on my skin.
  • It absorbs quickly, within a couple of minutes upon application. It feels cool and light, which I really like in lotions.
  • Non-sticky and non-greasy. That's a great feat for a lotion in this crazy weather!
  • It delivers the promise of soft skin. My skin feels immediately smoother and more supple upon application. Unfortunately, I haven't used it often enough to validate its claims of whitening when used continuously for seven days. I'm not into whitening to begin with.

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