Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Non Make Up Post...

Happy long weekend! I am pretty much enjoying my little break from school. Its a nice feeling to have when you wake up and you are free from school obligations, well at least for a week.
it feels relaxing already just looking at it

Last night I was browsing through my Bloglovin  account when I came across Fee from Makeup Savvy's post which was taken from Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog' post which you can view here. It is basically a post about questions on random things. I think of it as a tag but not quite because it really is not a tag.

I thought that I would like to answer those questions on here too!

1. Mood:
 tired, hoping for a better day tomorrow

2. If you could dine (for free) anywhere in the world tonight, where would it be?
I would be very happy if I could go to Italy and eat pizza. I have no specific restaurant, but I am really craving for pizza and its for free anyway so why not?

3. Do you have any siblings?
Yes. A younger brother and sister.

4. If your pets could talk, what would they say about you?
The thing is, I don't have a pet but If I do (which is very unlikely because I am afraid of animals) my pet would probably say that I am not a good owner.

5. Which one do you follow most often, your heart or your head?
I would probably say that I follow my head more often.

6. What are three songs on your road trip playlist?
LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem
Cobra Starship- Good Girls Go Bad
Jennifer Lopez- Invading My Mind

7. Would you consider yourself renowned or famous for anything in particular?
Hmmm, I am trying to think about something but I guess nothing comes off my mind at the moment.

8. Your favorite place for dessert?

9. Scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
I really hate scary movies because they don't let me sleep for a week and that's the minimum duration. The last movie I saw was The Grudge and I never saw anything else since then.

10. Weekly goals:
To Zumba at least twice a week before I get out of habit, to blog and to clean my room.

1. Mood:
2. If you could dine (for free) anywhere in the world tonight, where would it be?
3. Do you have any siblings?
4. If your pets could talk, what would they say about you?
5. Which one do you follow most often, your heart or your head?
6. What are three songs on your road trip playlist?
7. Would you consider yourself renowned or famous for anything in particular?
8. Your favorite place for dessert?
9. Scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
10. Weekly goals: 

Feel free to post this also on your own blog or in the comments below!
Hope you are having a great weekend.

Jenica x

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Benefit Cosmetics Opening Soon!

Hey there Filipino readers!
I just subscribed to the Benefit Cosmetics Philippines mailing list and got the news that Benefit is opening on DECEMBER 15TH AT GREENBELT 5!!!

I am so excited for this as Benefit is one of my favorite brands!
The store will have all of the products that Benefit currently offers plus more because it includes a...

You can also subscribe to the mailing list, just send your name, email and contact details to It includes an electronic coupon to a free brow waxing! The coupon will be sent at a later date.

Not sure what products to get? Check out my post here.

Hope you are all excited as I am!

Jenica x

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blend With The Trend: The "No Makeup" Makeup Look

It is officially my sembreak! I'm so happy. I think my school might win the award for the most number of school days award. I feel like I am back on track after those seemingly endless nights of reviewing for final exams.

This fall season, I have heard and read that the "no makeup" makeup look is a big trend. It is basically a look with very minimal products on. Basically, the concept of this look is to achieve an even skintone, a gorgeous flush and a radiant finish. I also think that this would be perfect for those girls who hate wearing makeup or for those who just want to have a natural look. Its like your face, but better I would say. I feel that this look is very appropriate for school because of its subtlety.

Like in these pictures, we want to look polished and au naturale. Here are some of my thoughts on how to achieve this look and be a barely there beauty.

Friday, October 21, 2011

How Adorable! MAC and Miss Piggy Collection!

I saw this on various blogs and I was so ecstatic about it because I love Miss Piggy!

Icon. Actress. Supermodel. Chanteuse. Muse. Frog-o-phile. Cinema and television superstar nonpareil. Generous glamour goddess that she is, Miss Piggy is sharing her beauty with the world via a limited-edition, online-exclusive, M·A·C collection for the eyes in celebration of her much anticipated return to the silver screen in Disney’s The Muppets, in theatres November 23. Say “oui” to Miss Piggy for M·A·C today!
It launches on November 14, 2011 online in the US and in select countries only.

Well it only has 3 products: an eyeshadow, a liquid liner, and false eyelashes. I thought it would be a bigger collection, but I guess not.

Here are the products:

Eyeshadow: Miss Piggy Pink ($15 US)
Penultimate Liner in Rapidblack ($17.50 US)
#36 Lashes ($15 US)

Would you be purchasing this collection? They are not very unique products so I guess some would be purchasing them just for the heck of it! :) 

Jenica x

From: Temptalia

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Want List Wednesday #5: Make Up Forever Holiday Collection 2011

I never wanted a whole collection in months until this one came out. Well, most of the collection that is. You know Make Up Forever, it really isn't that cheap. The ones that I am going to show you are the ones that I am dying to get, how I wish. You can view the rest of the collection here, and btw, Sephora is the exclusive retailer of these products.

1. Wild & Chic Best of MAKE UP FOR EVER Kit 

This products has six products in it which includes the bestselling ones. I personally got drawn into it because of the aqua creams and the HD powder. Nonetheless, these are their bestsellers and who doesn't want to try them? This retails for $55 and has 3 full size and 3 travel sized products.

2. Wild & Chic Aqua Cream Collection

Retails for $175, includes a blending brush and a black metal clutch.
That is all I can say. The picture says it all.

3.Wild & Chic Aqua Eyes Collection 
This pencil eyeliners are claimed to withstand extreme weather, and are waterproof. I think this would be perfect for the humid weather here. This is a great way to try the eyeliners because it is much cheaper and has different colors. This one retails for $36.

So, what holiday collection do you like most?

Jenica x

Monday, October 10, 2011

September Favorites

Hello everyone! It is now October and I haven't done a favorites post in a while as I have not acquired new stuff that much recently. One of these I purchased at the end of August, and the rest are what I already have.

Benefit Coralista

-As I said in a tag which you can see here, I had only one blush which was this one. In the back of my mind, I was imagining your thoughts. I mean, its obvious that this is my favorite one because this is the only one I have, but I wasn't wearing blush that much back then. It is during this month that I was constantly using it, almost everyday. So I guess, the favorite part here really, is putting on blush. Case closed.
Coralista with the brush I never use but still keep

This blush is a peachy pink color with gold shimmer in it. It doesn't have specks of glitter like what I had imagined when I purchased it last year so I was relieved. Not that a glitter infused blush is bad, it really is just a matter of preference. It really gives a natural flush to the cheeks and is pigmented.  I would say that this blush is great for all skintones.
in direct sunlight in which you can see the shimmer
in natural light

heavy swatch on left; blended swatch on right

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dazzle Review: NARS I Will Survive Set

Hello again everybody!

In my previous post I did a mini haul on the NARS products that I got. These are my first NARS products that is why I am so excited about them!

I got them from Nordstrom for $55 through House of Flair's preorder system since I cannot access Nordstrom locally.

Included in this value set are three products: NARS blush in Deep Throat, lipgloss in Deep Throat, which is exclusive to this set and Velvet Matte lip pencil in Sex Machine. I know, the names are a bit awkward. When you receive this set, you will see that it is housed in a NARS box. Inside, the products are safely situated in a black foam with a velvet material at the front.  Now onto the review:

1. Deep Throat Blush
front part of packaging
back part of packaging

 This products retails for $27 individually all year round. It has 4.8g of product which is too little of a product for its price in my opinion. Then again, I purchased the set because of this due to the fact that NARS blushes are really a cult favorite. I decided that I want to give it a chance.

Deep Throat is described as a peach color with shimmer by Sephora and a flirty, sheer peach by NARS. I would describe it as a blend of peach and pink with gold shimmer. I thought that it was going to be similar to Benefit Coralista, but Coralista has more coral blended into it than peach.

 I don't know if you can tell that there are gold sparkles seen in the pan, but not to worry as this one does not really transfer to the face. It leaves a golden sheen that is very minimal but when it hits the light its very pretty. You don't have to pack the color as this blush is very pigmented. You need about 2 dips for each cheek and that is it. This blush lasted for about 5-6 hours on me with slight fading after about 4 hours, but the color that it gives you when it fades is like you are blushing from within.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pink Power: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Its the 1st of October, which means Halloween is coming up which I am really excited about. Also, this month is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. It is a yearly international health campaign every October to increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for research. This campaign also provides information and support to the ones affected by breast cancer.

a pink ribbon is the international symbol for breast cancer awareness

As support for the campaign, one can wear a pink ribbon, wear a pink shirt or any pink item in general or buy pink products that will donate part of the profits for the cause.

Here are some products that will participate in this campaign:

1. Essie nail polish in Raise Awareness

- if you haven't got a pale pink polish in your collection or just want to add this pretty one to the bunch, this will surely make your nails look good while heping at the same time. Essie will be donating a portion of the profits to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

2. Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set

- this brush looks really cute because of the pink bristles plus its good for travel. 15% of the paid price will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

3. EOS Strawberry Sorbet lip balm

- Of course, a pink sphere shaped balm wouldn't hurt. The lip balm brand has been making waves due to the cult following of the product. This is a good way to try it if you haven't. They will donate 5 % of the US sales to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. So, US shoppers, go ahead and purchase this one.
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