Friday, November 27, 2009

Bye for now. :)

I'm gonna be gone for awhile, I'm not sure when I'm coming back.

Ya'll take care.

Byee. :)

- Nicole <3

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


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It has been three days since the bloody and brutal massacre, 50+ people lost their precious lives. Very sad indeed. My deepest sympathy to the friends and family of the victims. The whole world is mourning, and I hope justice will be served.
- Nicole <3

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My liiiiiiittle blog sale. :)

Hey girls, for the past 5 months, I've bought a couple of stuff that I don't really use everyday, that's why I've decided to sell some of them. :)

I'm selling the following:

*ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer-P100
-I've had this for like a month, used not more than 5 times. Still has its box.

*Lot of 6 BRTC and Missha Cream Samples-P50

*Lot of 2 Cover Girl Single Shadow-P50 (Mauve Twinkle and Storm)
-Used. Doesn't have its sponge-tip applicator cause I threw it away.

I'm gonna post up pictures once the internet connection's a little bit faster.

For Philippine-based readers only.
To those who are interested, email me here:

- Nicole <3

Monday, November 16, 2009

A random questionnaire. ^_^

Just being random. ;)

1. What is the name you want to go by: Nicole
2. Your favorite animal: I honestly don't like animals. I'm scared of them. -_-
3. If you're deserted on an island and can bring one thing, what will it be: Lotsa FOOD.
4. What is your style of clothing: Laidback
5. What size do you wear (shirts, pants, dress; you do not need to answer this if you don't want others to know): Medium
6. Favorite color: Black
7: Favorite place for vacation (or relaxation): at home. ;)
8. Favorite make-up: Blush.
9. Favorite perfume/body spray: Victoria's Secret Endless Love
10. Favorite lotion and why: I don't wear lotion. :\
11: Favorite season: Summer
12. Favorite place in your apartment/house: Definitely the kitchen. :D
13. Your religion, if any (I'm just curious, no need to answer it if you feel uncomfortable): Roman Catholic
14. What is the best thing during Christmas, to you: People being all happy and friendly. Just love it. :D
15. Have you ice-skated or done any "snow" activity?: There isn't any snow here. And no, I haven't done any. :(
16. Favorite Holiday: Christmas
17. If I live close to you and we met up in person, will you ditch me or be my friend? (haha): Be your friend of course.
18. Describe what type of person you are DURING Christmas shopping, that is, if you go Christmas shopping: Thrifty. I make sure my money's enough to buy something for everyone.
19. When you draw a heart, do you start with the left or the right side? Right. lol

And oh, our Christmas tradition. I celebrate Christmas with my family. On the night of December 24, we all go to Church and hear mass. When the clock strikes 12, we all open our gifts, or go outside and see the fireworks, and after that we eat Noche Buena which is a Filipino tradition. We basically eat together as a family.

Well this was fun. :D

- Nicole <3

Update on my skin dilemma. -_-

I hate my skin. :(

Just last week, I bought myself a new moisturizer as seen in my haul post. It was Biore Shine Control Moisturizer, and as what I've said in my other post ages ago, my skin has been really dry. Man I'm stupid, I bought a moisturizer which is formulated for oily skin. Yes, my skin's oily when it's humid, or when I'm sweating and under the sun. But I've observed that my skin gets very dry when I'm inside an airconditoned room. To make it worse, all the classes I go to everyday are rooms with aircon, which sucks. I feel like my whole face is dry, especially around my nose and mouth, sometimes my cheeks and forehead.

I'm thinking about getting another moisturizer, I'm still gonna be using my Biore one, but this time it's gonna be my day moisurizer. Now I'm torn between two products which I could use as my night moisturizer. These are readily available here in Davao that's why I'm stuck with two options. Here they are:

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I don't know if you could see the 2nd picture, but that's the St. Ives Collagen Elastin. The 1st one's the Ponds Dry Skin Cream. So has any of you tried these 2 products? Any comment? Negative feedback? Anything? Please help me girls. :(

Thanks ladies. :)

- Nicole <3

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Giveaway Galore. :)

Hey girls, some fabulous ladies are having a giveaway on their, be sure to check it out. ;)

- Mommy Fabulous
- Dainty*Dollymix
- ShakespeareandStilettos
- Sweetcheeks1910
- Nancy Lauren
- Maria
- Juju Jewelry
- Princesa Livia
- Jbreezy
- Niki
- I Heart Cosmetics
- Jhoy


- Nicole <3

Friday, November 13, 2009

EOTD. Update. I think. O_o

Hey ladies. While I'm making this post, I'm also chatting with my lovely girlfriends, Thiamere and Gracie. Here's a shout out to both of you, it's been a long time since we had our last conference, I really enjoy all the things we talk about, *wink wink*. I missed you both so much. :)

So anyways, as the title says, this is an EOTD that I did awhile ago. Nothing special though, I was just bored that's why I played with my makeup and came up with a look. I actually did it to my right eye only because I was busy watching the TV. ^_^

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Please excuse the nasty zit. ;)

I don't know if you could see it clearly though, but yeah, it's like a smokey eye look. Notice my lid? It has like 2 folds, weird. My right eye has been acting real weird this week.

And also, I got a haircut, nothing dramatic, it's just shorter.

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Excuse the messy hair too, just came home from school.

That's basically it. Have a great weekend ladies. :D

- Nicole <3

*Made this yesterday. ;)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review: ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder Review

Finally, a review. It's been a long time since I made one. ^_^

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For today's review, the spotlight's on the ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder. I've had this for like a month already, and I've used it for a couple of times, always actually. ;)

Now a closer look..

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It's two products in one, there's a blush and bronzer. It is said to be a dupe of the NARS Orgasm/Laguna Duo, only difference is the packaging. ELF's compact has a plastic packaging, unlike NARS' which is rubber. It's a perfect size, not too small, and definitely not too big. It comes with a huge mirror inside, but there's no brush, which is still fine.

For a much closer look..

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Let's start off with the blush. It's a peachy-pink shade with gold flex. It looks really pretty in the pan, but the shimmer's also scary. The very first time I tried the blush, there wasn't any peach nor pink color showing on my cheeks, I could only see shimmers. Tried another swipe and saw a little bit of color, and at the same time, more shimmer. It's a good thing that the shimmer's not chunky and huge, cause if it was, then I would look like a glitterball. One time, I went out under the sun wearing the blush, when I saw my reflection in the mirror, I saw the peachy-pink shade on my cheeks, and the shimmer wasn't that visible already. It just made me look more awake and glowing. I loved the effect. I think it lasted for four hours, which is alright with me.

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This is honestly my first bronzer. I use it to contour my cheeks, but I find it too dark and unnatural. It is also shimmery just like the blush. Should be very careful in applying this, especially those with lighter skin. I think this is just an okay bronzer, not that crazy about it.


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And now to sum it all up..

- dirt cheap, $3
- comes with 2 products in 1 compact
- sleek packaging, plastic, thus, dirt wouldn't stick
- pigmented
- comes with a huge mirror

- too shimmery
- bronzer's color is unnatural
- might be too light or too dark for others
- powdery
- poor lasting power

I would still recommend the ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder. I love it. :)

I think that's it for my review. O_o
I hope this helped you, thanks for reading. :D

- Nicole <3

Monday, November 9, 2009

HB1 Haul. ^_^

During my vacant period awhile ago, I decided to go to NCCC Mall to buy some stuff, it's kinda far from our school so I had to ride the jeep. I withdrew some cash and went to HB1. The main reason why I went there is to buy a moisturizer. Here's what I got..

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*Biore Shine Control Moisturizer (Thanks sis Aicha for convincing me with your review.^_^)
Aicha: I was supposed to get 2 thinking that you would hoard some more, but I decided not to, money shortage sis. :))
*Pack of Band-aid

As what I've said in my post a couple of weeks ago, my skin has been very dry, that's why I decided to get the moisturizer Aicha recommended. Not just my skin though, my lips has been dry and chapped too, that's why I got Carmex because I've heard a lot of raves about it. And last is band-aids, because my feet hurts like crazy because of my shoes. :(

Now that's my drugstore haul, thanks for the time to read this. Byeee. :D

- Nicole <3

My very first swap. :D

This totally made my day. :D I've been waiting for this to arrive since Saturday, and after how many days, I now have it. I knew Air21 would deliver my baby around noon, so I went out to eat lunch, the guard handed me a little something.

Wanna know what I got? Well then, here it is..

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Yeeeeees! For my very first swap I got my first NARS blush, and it's in Deep Throat. It's sooo pretty, I can stare at it forever. It's peachy-pink with gold shimmer. The shimmer's very subtle compared to the blush from the ELF blush/bronzer duo. I love it to bits. I wore it today and it just gave me a certain glow. I needed 2 swipes to make it show up on me, and it lasted for a long time.

That's it, I just wanted to share with you my successful swap. Bye2. ;D

- Nicole <3

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Guess who's back? Back again. ;)

Hiyeee Ladies! I missed you so so soOoOo much! How are you all doin'? I know I've been a lil MIA, but I'm baaaack. I'm sorry for the title though, it's from Eminem's song, LOL. So anyways, yes, I'm alive and kickin'. :D

While I was gone, I did a little online shopping and here's my collective haul:

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*Revlon Colorstay Makeup with Softflex (240 Medium Beige)-P275
*Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner-P100
*L'oreal Voluminous Mascara-P205
*Ellana Intense Coverage Mineral Foundation (Caramel Latte)-P100
*Ellana Oil Absorbing Mineral Finishing Powder (Espresso Con Panna)-P100

I wanted to try Ellana so I just got the 1g jar to test it out, plus the seller had a promo of free shipping that's why I grabbed the chance. I also got my very first liquid foundation, eyeliner, and mascara, yehey for me! Luckily, the 2 foundation I bought was a perfect match to my skintone.

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And I also bought a drawer for my makeup storage, plus it's pink, and on sale. :D

Yes, that's my haul. I hope you have a safe and great week ladies, take care. ^_^

- Nicole <3