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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
Aug242010

Super quick five minute look

I was rushing out to a meeting when I decided on this look. My philosophy when it comes to quick makeup is simple: focus on the eyes and create fresh-looking skin. You really can't go wrong. 

Anyway I am resurrecting my infatuation for colored eyeliners. I've said it once and I'll say it again: Nichido liners are such a steal.

Eyes Nichido Girls Night Out blue eyeliner / Clinique Lash Power/ In2It brow kit

Lips Avon lipstick in Pink Pop

Face Dr Jart Gold Label BB Cream / MAC Studiofinish/ Ellana foundation in Caramel Latte

Blush Sherbet (from the Youngblood Artiste palette)

Et voila. How about you, what do you wear when you only have five minutes to look presentable?

Monday
Aug232010

Shades of gray

You know those days when you've tried every single outfit you can think of and still end up unhappy with the results? May be your mood, may be the pre-period bloating, may be a nasty offhand comment someone gave you. In any case you just stop trying. When I have those days, this is my go-to dress.

Thrifted ruffled dress/ Necklace from Robinson's Dept Store/ Shoes from Charles & Keith

Check out the necklace I wore! Bought it from the Rob Midtown Department Store for only P139. More details after the jump.

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Monday
Aug232010

Belts from Bangkok

High-waisted belts are not merely ornamental - they're also quite practical! They cinch the waist and give it shape, thus serving as not-so-secret corsets. So, if you have shapeless or high-waisted clothes, wear them confidently with these belts.

Visit the Trinket Box to view these gorgeous belts!
Brown Tulle Rose Belt with Terra Cotta Chiffon Dress
Monday
Aug232010

New kicks from Charles & Keith

I snagged these mary jane platforms from Charles & Keith as soon as I saw them. No second thoughts and no wringing of hands, which is what I usually do when I buy shoes. When I go shoe shopping I first sweep the whole mall to see everything and then decide afterwards. Is the shoe the right color? The right height? Does it have a unique yet versatile style? Is it comfortable? These are my usual considerations when buying a pair.

I think these shoes fit the bill perfectly. The arch of the heel is very low, at less than an inch, which means that they're super comfy. The height of the wooden heel itself is 3.5 inches. So I've got an extra height boost - without having to walk it.

I love the muted taupe shade; I can see it working with different clothing styles and colors. The faux snake-skin details and stitching also adds a lot of character to an otherwise typical pair of mary janes.

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Friday
Aug202010

Anew 360° White: Protective and Vitalizing

It was a lazy Sunday morning a few months back. My mom was slung over the sofa while talking to her amiga over the phone. They went through their usual office chismis - who's fatter, who will get demoted or promoted, who's being a bitch - the works. I love eavesdropping on their conversations. There's so much drama!

After the gossiping, my mom's friend seemed to ask advice about her dating problem. She's a single mom who's nearing her 50s (yes I know the whole saga of her life) so she feels that she needs to step up. My mom then started talking about her moisturizing regimen, how she uses the stuff religiously everyday, and how much her skin has improved. I quite agree with her; her face is whiter and more even now.

Wanna know what she swears by? The Anew 360° White Protective and Vitalizing Creams.

I've tried the Protective Cream some months back since I forgot to bring an SPF face product to the province. It was the only thing my mom had in her vanity table so I had no choice - better have something than nothing! I hate being exposed to direct sunlight with zero SPF on my face at least.

I like that this has SPF20 and has a texture that is lighter than the average drugstore sunblock. It's also beautifully packaged, with a bit of heft on it. The glass jar doesn't feel cheap at all! Makes me feel like a goddess with a secret jar of youth and beauty, lol.

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Wednesday
Aug182010

Contest: What do you believe in?

I believe in love and happiness, because if they don't exist, what else is there that's worth striving for? Money, fame, success, Facebook fans? I have found the love of my life and I am happy with what I do. I will always want more, but I've got the bases covered pretty well.

That said, I'd like to announce that folks from Levi's will be sponsoring a contest for Project Vanity readers! Up for grabs are three Levi's gift certificates worth P1,000 each. That's a huge discount if you're planning to get a new pair of Levi's (I highly recommend their ID Curve jeans. Love em).

So what do you have to do? Simple.

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Wednesday
Aug182010

Robinsons Midtown: Great fashion finds, free wifi

Do you love window shopping? I do! I feel happy when I see beautiful things. Satiating my aesthetic appetites aside, I also window shop because it's necessary for me to be updated on what's new in the real world. Being informed on what people are actually buying and wearing is crucial to my roles as fashion/beauty editor, businesswoman, and blogger. Purely online window shopping and research doesn't cut it.

That's why I was excited to visit Robinsons Midtown again. I haven't been there in ages! I used to frequent it during my college days, since UP Manila is just next door. It's a shopper's paradise - the high-end brands are there, not to mention the fact that the department store is actually well-stocked and updated. 

Did I mention a free wifi lounge, with comfy seats and clean tables? Midtown is a must-visit if you're in the area!

The fashion bloggers were also encouraged to invite a reader to the event. I asked Kira to go with me, since she's been reading my blog for years now, plus we're also friends! Haven't seen her since July. Sasha, Lauren, and Lizz were also there so we had time to catch up.

Looks like a floral print no? Those are skulls! She's wearing Aldo sandals.

So, are you guys ready to window shop? Here are some of our best finds at Robinsons Midtown! 

Accessorize

Accessorize is a UK brand selling, what else, accessories! I've never taken a close look at their store before, so I was floored and overwhelmed by all the gorgeous things inside. Caveat: the stuff are expensive. The cheapest pair of earrings I saw were selling at P900. 

Oooooh

Sigh. So pretty.

Charmed

What a lovely melancholic necklace

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Tuesday
Aug172010

Revlon Creme Gloss

I prefer lipsticks when it comes to lip color, but I like me some good, pigmented lip glosses too! I love the high-impact shine and how they draw light to my face. 

The Revlon Creme Gloss has been around for some time now, but it was only lately that I got to try it. They're basic, solid lip glosses that are pigmented and could pass off as lipsticks. 

What I like about the product

  • Pigmented. A few swipes should be enough to get a good color pay-off.
  • More sanitary than lipsticks, balms, and glosses with doe-foot applicators where you have to expose all of the product to air and bacteria. Simply clean the attached brush after usage!
  • Doesn't transfer on glass and cups as much as similar products do. You can drink with confidence when you have this on. 

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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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