Monday, February 28, 2011

Vireza is on!

Last February 10, 2011, we went to the launching of Watsons Sakura Bella. A photographer from asked our dear Vireza if he could take a picture of her. 

Vireza is soooo pretty, huh?

For more pictures of the event, you can check it out in's website.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Body Shop Dreams Unlimited Body Butter Contest

 Yesterday, February 25, 2011, I was in SM Makati to claim my prize from a contest I joined some days ago.

 The Body Shop Philippines hosted a contest in Facebook wherein you have to guess their newest fragrance of Body Butter. The first 100 correct answers will get this prize:

 A 50ml The Body Shop Dreams Unlimited Body Butter

Plus a P100 off coupon if I buy a parent size product of the same fragrance. :P

I didn't really expect to win. Turns out I was the 11th correct entry they got! haha! Sure am lucky! ;)


Friday, February 25, 2011

Review: E.L.F. Cream Liner (Black)

 E.L.F. Cream Liner (Black)

Weight: 4.7g/0.17oz
Price: Php 249.75

My sister and I are into Gel Liners recently. We've tried Stila's Smudge Pot, MAC's Fluidline and Maybelline's Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner. Was at the mall one day last December and saw that E.L.F. has one too so I bought one to try it out.

I have been using this product for more than a month now. So here's my verdict so far:

 On skin

  On paper

Thickly applied on eyes

  • It's smooth and easy to apply
  • It's very affordable
  • It's matte
  • Cute container :P
  • Already has an angled brush with it (Unfortunately i lost mine)
  • Dries fast after application
  • It doesn't flake
  • After a month, the product is still creamy and doesn't look like it will dry up soon.

    • It doesn't stay longer than I want it to. I have oily skin so my lids get oily easily after 4 hours. :(
    • Hard to remove

    I heard that Wet n' Wild's Gel Liner performs really well so planning to try that one out when I'm done with this pot. Any other liners that you can recommend? :)

    Saturday, February 19, 2011

    Watsons Sakura Bella Launch

    Our first super event, with our fabulous cousin, 
    Denise Congco of The Makeup Den at the helm!

    What: Watsons Sakura Bella Launch
    When: February 10, 2011
    Where: SM Makati
    Policy is to dress up in our best Japanese-inspired attire, which explains the touch of quirk!

    Ren (another cousin - makeup artist and hair stylist!)
     and The Makeup Den

    Anne, Ren , and the two of us!

    Bianca Valerio - the super host!

    with the fabulous Shen of!  

    The contents of the press kit =) The scent of Sakura Bella is hard to describe, but we like it. It doesn't assault the senses - just leaves a lingering mild, musky flowery scent.

    Dawn and Trace

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    Haul from HUG!

    A little treat after a while. And the bill didn't even go beyond PhP 2, 500! =)

    Dawn and Trace

    Sunday, February 13, 2011

    Because My Sister is Jealous...

    My sister, Tracy, saw my creative look a few days ago and she requested that I do one on her as well.

    I gave her an aquamarine color on top and some orange touches at the bottom.

    Eyeshadows/ Elyeliners used:

    Dollface Cosmetics 88 eyeshadow palette
    E.L.F. Cream Liner (Black)
    Maybelline the Magnum Volum' Express Mascara
    In2It Liquid EyeLiner in Violet
    Wet n Wild ColorIcon EyeLiner in White/ Blanco
    4u2 Dream Girl Uptown Girl Liquid eye liner
    The Body Shop Metallic Eye Liner Shade 01: Bronze Brown
    The Body Shop Metallic Eye Liner Shade 02: Gold Dust
    Bourjois Liner Clubbing in Electro Blue
    MAC Paint Pot in Delft 
    Shiseido Hydor-Powder Eyeshadow in Whitelights
    Here are more pics:

    There you have it! Hope you like it!


    Saturday, February 12, 2011

    Cirq Regal: A Runway Spectacle

     Photo By: Wilmark Jolindon

    Three nights ago - February 9, 2011 - the Juniors of UST College of Fine Arts and Design majoring in the Advertising Arts held the much awaited Annual Fashion Show entitled  
     Venue: NBC Tent in Taguig
     Photo by: Isai Martinez

     The theme of the show is a Royal Circus and it is divided into the following subthemes: mimes, dolls, freaks, wilds, illusionists (my block's collection; I am one of the designers!), acrobats, clowns and fire-breathers.

    The event was very stressful to organize. We only had 6 months to prepare for it from modeling workshops, gathering of sponsors, making the designs, promotions and so on. 

    Here are some of the photos grabbed from my batchmates and blockmates:

    Our Block's Collection : The House of Dramatic Deception 

     Our collection's Avant Garde
    Design By: Tatie Aquino
    Model: Aya Abesamis
    Photo by: Peter Frac

     My Designs
    Models: AJ de Luzuriaga and Mariane Ebido
    Photo by: Isai Martinez and Wilmark Jolindon

     More shots from Janna Ilano, Mark Jesalva, Peter Frac and Bea Pineda

    In the End, our show was a huge success. I can tell that most people who watched really liked it. Here are some links to some blogs about the show:
    Since I'm a designer, I wasn't able to take pics and I was busy backstage preparing my designs on the runway that I was not able to watch the show. :( Atleast we get to walk on the runway at the end of our collection. Of course, we have to look good so some of my classmates asked me to put some makeup on them! Here are some before (no makeup) and after shots.





    Hope you girls like this post!


    Friday, February 11, 2011

    Review: DIY Haircolor - Hortaleza Professional

    Hello Readers!

    Apologies for my very long absence - I am on the last leg of writing my thesis (to get a Masters degree on something totally unrelated to kaartehan, maybe except for Aesthetics) so I hope you still remember me, the other half of the Peachy Pink Sisters. =)

    Now for a treat - a photo review of D-I-Y Hortaleza Professional Hair Color

    FYI: This is not a sponsored post - all items were bought using my own money, and everything - yes, the 2 tubes each of color and oxidizing lotion, the barettes, the ear protector, and the comb - is worth around 600 pesos only! I purchased all my stuff at HBC, SM San Lazaro.

    So my problem is really that the blackness of my hair color is like, a perfect 10: the abyss of darkness! Lightening it has always been a problem for me, and Revlon Colorsilk's Light Ash Brown had no effect on mine at all.

    Affascinante Salon, through Ms. Weng, was able to give me a nice ashy color after my rebonding session with her last December, but a month after that shade eventually faded to an unflattering copper, coupled with an inch of regrowth. 

    So I decided to take charge and color it myself, especially since my hair's pretty healthy!

    Donna told me to go blonde if I want to achieve the medium brown I want, and that Hortaleza Professional, available at HBC, is pretty good. The original color I wanted to get's 8.1 Light Ash Blonde, but that was out of stock. So, with a gulp, I settled for the lightest shade available: 8.55 Red Beech Blonde.

    And because my hair's pretty thick - even if it's just of medium length - I got two tubes of both the color and the 12% oxidizing lotion. 

    Mixed them all up and applied as I listened to the instructions of Youtube gurus:

    1. I applied first for 20 minutes on the utterly black regrowth
    2. Next, I spread out for 20-30 minutes on previously colored hair (instead of 10 minutes, since I've changed the shade)
    3. I rinsed and conditioned like crazy!

    The effect? Well, judge for yourself! Always a different hue depending on the lighting. I'm impressed. 
    I colored my hair a month ago, and all the shots below have been taken in the past three weeks.

    At Music21, under bright flattering halo-light!
    Reader's Cafe, UST. Bright glass walls let the sunshine in!
    Green and sunny outside shot! Mahogany-ish hair!
    Onstage? Red!
    So my hair is more dry than usual now, but it is worth it since I like the way I look with colored tresses (and more boys are making pa-cute hahaha). It grows fast  - and for women who get their hair rebonded regularly, that means I have a poufy head already - and I have a slice of black regrowth too. I'm planning to apply olive oil 30 minutes before I bathe everyday just to keep things manageable.

    Other than the expected extra care, I am happy! Even after a month, the color's bright and true - I will continue repurchasing from this brand!