Monday, August 27, 2012

Product Review: Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer

An eye primer is just as important as a face primer. It helps our eye makeup to last longer and avoid crease from forming on our eyelids. Aside from that, it helps us to apply eye makeup easily and blend the colors well. (Of course, with the help a good makeup brush)

While browsing through makeup reviews I chanced upon Etude's Proof 10 eye primer. I've heard of this brand before, but honestly never paid attention since I thought it's just another makeup brand. Maybe I got so intimidated with the Korean models who have pearly white skin and instantly thought that the products will not suit me. Lol! However, the reviews made me curious and decided to buy it. At the price of Php298 (approximately $7 USD) I guess the price is just right. The product is contained in a clear bottle so it's easy to know how much is left. I just find the cap that holds the brush a bit too long. :)

Look how this primer holds my Dollface 88 eyeshadow:
Left- without primer; Right, with Primer
Surprisingly, this product didn't fail. In fact, I found this as a good substitute to my Urban Decay Primer which came with my naked palette. When applied, the product did not feel heavy on my lids and I found it really easy to apply my UD naked palette and my Dollface 88 Palette. The consistency is thick, but it did not feel greasy when applied on my eyes. My eye shadow stayed the whole day by using this product. I did not experience any allergies or itchiness. You just have to apply a little and it will help in making your peepers look fabulous for a long time!

I hope you find this review useful. =) Have you tried this product too? Share your comments below. :)

Product Review: Fanny Serrano Eyelash curler

Part of enhancing our eyes is having an eyelash curler. A good eyelash curler is an investment and Fanny Serrano's eyelash curler is a great investment to make our peepers look prettier. :-)

I bought this for roughly around Php170 (roughly around $4), and for me this is one of the best finds I have. While some are raving about Shu Uemura's curlers I decided to buy this because it's about 80% cheaper. Hehehe. By the way, this was recommended to me by Anne Cillo, the makeup artist who swears by this product.

So here's how the curler looks like:

I've come to love this product because it gives me naturally curled eyelashes. My prayer has been answered. After so many attempts I finally found the one for me. This eyelash curler fits my eyes perfectly, I didn't have a hard time curling my lashes and did not give me "ipit" moments. (when the skin of my eyelids gets "pinched" by the curler. Hehe) This one is for keeps. :)

I can't really compare this with Shu Uemura's since I don't think I'll buy another one anytime soon because I'm satisfied with this curlies. However, this link from Kikay Exchange may help you if you for a more comprehensive review. Click here.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Ultimate Ferrari Experience

Last year, I had the chance to visit Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World, a must-see leisure park in the Middle East. It was also my first-ever roller coaster ride, something that I thought I would never do. =)

This theme park boasts of more than 20 Ferrari world inspired rides and attractions. This 200,000 sq meter tourist attraction is definitely worthy of a visit. If you are a car enthusiast, you will definitely enjoy going through Ferrari's history and see how the Ferrari cars evolved. For a 4d experience, you must also try Speed of Magic, a family-oriented ride which is a thrill to take. These are just some of the things you can do inside the park. It also has restaurants and food kiosks with great food and a souvenir shop if you want to buy Ferrari World memorabilia.

Here are some pictures of my Ferrari World Trip:

The picture below shows us in Ferrari costumes =)

 Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster.

The highlight of my visit is Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster with a speed of 240 km/hr! I was always scared of roller coasters, but for the experience, I decided to go with it. I told myself that I may never be able to go back here again so might as well take the chance. Lol! My heart was literally pounding as I wait for my turn. Here in Manila I never even attempted to ride Enchanted Kingdom's roller coaster but then again, I told myself not to chicken out. When it was finally our turn I found myself screaming, literally at the top my lungs. I felt my cheeks moving (like in the video below) as we speed through the 2.07km track. After the experience, I felt proud of myself. It's truly a nerve-wracking and amazing ride. Watch this video i got from You Tube and see for yourself. =) (Credits to the owner of this video)

Have you gone to Ferrari World too? Feel free to share your experience. =)

For more information, visit Ferrari World's website.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Loving the Dollface 88 Palette =)

Every time I pass by The Ramp in Glorietta I never fail to drop by and look at the Dollface kiosk. I always marvel at the wide variety of palettes they have, from eyeshadows to lipsticks. I always tell myself that I'll buy one someday but then I hesitate and let the opportunity pass. Finally, I decided to buy Dollface's 88 Palette. It took me a month to say "Yes" and convince myself that I should buy it.

Honestly, I really don't know if I can use all colors. However, just merely looking at them makes me want to experiment and play with different hues. It's a great palette for beginners like me. You can mix and match as you like without feeling that you've spent too much on something. I paid Php800(approximately $19) and with this range of colors you can just go on and on.

Let's take a closer look at the Dollface 88 Palette:

Wrapped in a bubble wrap for protection

When opened:

Another bubble wrap =) Love the black case
Vanity mirror included =)

And now for the colors:

And this is me trying it out, playing with light and dark shades. (Sorry, just a beginner here. hehe)


  • Php800 for 88 colors isn't bad
  • No fallouts (I think the primer helped)
  • Includes a mirror
  • Available locally
  • Combination of matte and some shimmery colors

  • I didn't like the eyeshadow applicator that came with it
  • Packaging may be a problem when travelling. I feel that the case is not that sturdy. 

Overall I can say that this is one of the "must-buys" for a beginner like me. Eyeshadows nowadays range from 300-400 with very few colors included. You can let your imagination run wild with these set of colors.

You may purchase Dollface cosmetics online by visiting their site.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Product Review: ELF Eyebrow Kit

Well, well, well. I'm back with a product review again -- ELF's eyebrow Kit! =) ELF (Eyes, Lips, Face) is a makeup brand which offers affordable makeup products. Personally, I have a few of their blushes, concealer and my most recent purchase - the ELF eyebrow kit for Php249.75. 

Let's start the review:

On their website, the product is described like this: Create brows that are fuller, thicker, and more defined! The pigmented wax defines and shapes brows and the color complementing setting powder keeps them looking arched and perfected. The doubled sided taklon brush has one side to help arch your brows while the other side aids in filling them in. This duo provides lasting color definition for a naturally beautiful look.

The eyebrow kit is available in 4 shades: Light, medium, dark and ash. I bought the medium shade since it's the color closest to my hair color. One palette is for the gel and the other one is for the powder.

The kit comes with its black, sleek case which is similar to the other ELF makeup products.

I love the fact that ELF included a small mirror which you can use when you are out on the road. It also has two-sided brush for the gel and the powder.

For the results:
The first picture are my bare eyebrows. After putting the gel and the powder I got brown brows. (2nd picture) =) I love how it made my brows look fuller but soft at the same time. The saleslady said that you can still adjust the shade depending on the amount of gel you put. (I don't know if it's true though. Lol!)

The only thing I think that needs improvement is the brush. I had a bit of a challenge in applying because it's too short but I still managed. =) It takes some getting used to.


  • Relatively affordable
  • Comes in four shades
  • Handy (can easily fir into your pocket or small pouc)
  • Blends well because of the gel
  • The brush can be improved
I hope you find this review useful. :) This is a cheaper alternative to Fanny Serrano's eyebrow kit (which I also love)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Public Service Update: Class Suspension for August 7, 2012

Hi everyone!

Just an FYI regarding class suspension tomorrow, August 7, 2012:


  • SAN MATEO, RIZAL: Brgy. Banaba, Brgy. Sta. Ana, Brgy. Maly | via @iancruz_gmanews
  • MALABON: Preschool to HS, public and private | via @iancruz_gmanews
  • BACOOR, CAVITE: All levels, public and private  as per @lanirevilla | via @BamAlegre 
  • CAINTA, RIZAL: Preschool to HS, public and private as per Cainta Mayor Mon Ilagan | via @LeiAlviz
  • QUEZON CITY: Preschool to HS, public and private | via @saleema_refran
  • MANDALUYONG: Private and public, pre-school to high school | via @MandaluyongPIO
  • NAVOTAS: ALL LEVELS (public & private). - Mayor John Rey Tiangco | via @saleema_refran
  • HERMOSA, BATAAN: Preschool to HS, public and private. | via @micaelapapa
  • MANILA: Manila City Hall: No classes tomorrow from pre school to college, private and public as per Mayor Lim | via @jpsoriano
  • TAYTAY, RIZAL: All levels as per Mayor Gacula. | via @marizumali

  • 1. A. Deato Elementary School
  • 2. Coloong Elementary School
  • 3. Isla Elementary School
  • 4. Pasolo Elementary School
  • 5. Pio Valenzuela Elementary School
  • 6. PR San Diego Elementary School
  • 7. Tagalag Elementary School
  • 8. Wawang Pulo Elementary School
  • 9. Rincon Elementary School
  • 10. Polo National High School
  • 11. Arkong Bato National High School
  • 12. Wawang Pulo National High School
  • 13. Nuestra Senora De Guia Academy
  • 14. San Diego Parochial School

  • SAN JUAN CITY: All levels | via Mayor JV Ejercito
  • UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS: Classes in UST, August 7,2012, will be suspended - Office of the Secretary General | via @USTCSC1213
  • ATENEO AND LOYOLA SCHOOLS: Ateneo and Loyola schools suspends classes in ALL LEVELS (including college and grad school) | via @ateneodemanilau
  • PUP STA. MESA: #walangpasok sa PUP Manila bukas, Agosto 7, 2012. | via@PolytechUnivPh
  • PHILIPPINE COLLEGE OF CRIMINOLOGY: Classes & office operations at the Phil College of Criminology-Manila Law College are suspended tomorrow | via @PCCr_MLC
  • COLEGIO DE SAN JUAN DE LETRAN: All Levels | via @LetranOfficial
  • ADAMSON UNIVERSITY: Adamson University president has announced the suspension of all classes and work tomorrow, August 7. | via @AdamsonUni
  • DLSU-CSB: All classes and office operations at DLSU-CSB tomorrow, August 7, 2012, are also suspended. | via @DLSCSB_Official
  • ST. PAUL QC: Kinder to high school | via @SPUQC1946
  • UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP, LAS PINAS: All levels | via @PerpetualLP
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST: President Garcia has suspended classes in ALL LEVELS in UE Manila and UE Caloocan | via @Official_UE
  • MIRIAM COLLEGE: All levels | via @Miriam_College
  • UP MANILA: Classes and office work at UP Manila are suspended | via @UPManilaOnline

For more updates click here or look to your right for twitter updates. I'll RT updates as much as I can :)


Credits to YouScoop

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Product Review: Fanny Serrano Eyebrow Powder

Eyebrows are just as important as any part of our face. According to Wikipedia, their main function is to prevent sweat, water, and other debris from falling down into the eye socket, but they are also important to human communication and facial expression. In the world of makeup, the eyebrows frame the face so it's very important that you have well-groomed eyebrows to match those tantalizing eyes.

Enough of the intro. Lol. =) 

During my one-on-one makeup class I realized that I wanted to buy something that will enhance my eyebrows. I stumbled upon a review of Fanny Serrano's eyebrow powder. Honestly, I was hesitant to buy this at first because of the price. Yes, I know it's only Php350 (approximately 8.30 USD) but I find it a bit impractical to buy four shades when I only need one. However, when the sales lady applied the product on me I was sold. Hehe.

This is how the product looks like. It's elegantly packed with the FS logo on it. The case looks sturdy and durable. This product comes with a mirror and 2 pieces applicator brush. If you look closely you will see the manufactured date which is a plus for me since I can estimate until when I can use the product.

I used #2 and #4 here

The picture above shows the 4 eyebrow powder swatches. Just match the swatch's number with the shade for comparison. As you can see the number 4 shade is really light. You can hardly see it on my skin. Hehe. I usually use #2 since it matches my skin tone.

  • Elegantly packed.
  • Reasonably priced. I realized that I can use the other shades as eyeshadows so I'm good with the price.
  • Locally available. I bought mine at SM Makati.
  • 4 shades to choose from which you can mix to create a new color.
  • Long lasting and a little application is all you need.
  • Palettes are not available individually. So if you've used up one shade you have to buy the 4 shades again.
  • I hope they can come up with an enhanced applicator brush though the one included works fine.

Overall I, recommend this product. I know some of you have this notion of local makeup products having poor quality but Fanny Serrano's eyebrow powder may prove you wrong. I have yet to try their other products like the foundation since I've been reading a lot of raves about it. =)

Now I can say I'm officially a fan of Fanny. =)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Call Out to Globe Telecom

“Enjoy your Globe Your Way” – such a contradicting tagline for the service I am getting now.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not starting a hate campaign against Globe. I’ve been a loyal Globe subscriber for several years and I love the company dearly, even until now that I'm not getting the best of their service. I just need to let it out.

For the past few weeks I’ve experienced a significant drop in the quality of their service. Every now and then, I have to go to my phone’s settings and turn my 3g off and on to get a better reception. I didn’t mind this at first, as I thought this is just one of the days when signal’s down. However, I noticed that it has become a routine for me. I don’t think this is an isolated case, since my fiancĂ© also experiences the same thing. As time went by my phone’s internet service is also extremely affected. I am having a difficult time getting a decent connection, be it in Makati CBD or other places. This also happens at home where having a strong 3g signal and fast internet connection used to be automatic. I had to resort to rebooting my phone, hoping that the connection gets better. At times it works but it’s just a hassle having to go through that unnecessary process – such a waste of time and effort.

Communicating with friends and loved ones has also been difficult. Late SMS, dropped calls and unable to connect a call – these experiences bring me back to the era when mobile phones just started to boom. I hate the fact that I try to call my fiancĂ© and hear a “subscriber cannot be reached” recording when I know his phone is switched on or hear a fast busy tone. What’s more frustrating is when I finally hear him say “hello” the call gets dropped. Oh my.

I'm a very patient person so I understand that every now and then issues like these may happen. However these things become annoying when they last for weeks. I pay for an unlimited internet service and I have a certain amount in my plan for my calls and texts so I deserve to get what I pay for.

Again, I am not starting a hate campaign. Perhaps Globe’s bigwigs aren’t aware that this is happening, and this is the only way I can think of to reach out to them. (I don’t even know if they’ll read this. Lol!) Well, it’s worth the try. =)

I already reported this issue to Globe. I will post an update for you. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Stay tuned. =)