Monday, August 31, 2009

fall trends

[NARS Fall 2009 collection]
i love the fall season! i can't wait to wear fall clothes :) as much as i'm going to sound like a brat about being over summer and the hot weather, i really love cooler weather. i can't wait to get some grey jeans, scarves, and boots. so some fall trends include lots of purple! purple shirts, purple cardigans, and purple lipstick. yes purple lipstick. I'm not talking about a neon purple though....more like a wine purple. One I've fallen in love with is Revlon's Black Cherry.

Another fall lip trend is fuschia. Look at how beautiful Alexis Bledel rocked it. The trick is to do a super simple eye so it's all about the lips. A recent trip to CVS's BOGO sale surprised me to a pretty pink shade by Maybelline in shade 155-Party Pink. Their new Color Sensational line is moisturizing and offer a variety of beautiful shades. For a splurge, try MAC Girl About Town.

One last trend I want to talk about is the smokey eye with a nude lip. If you're not comfortable with bright lipsticks then play up your eyes. You can even diverge from the grey and black smokey eye by doing a green, purple, or brown smokey eye.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Free Lip Balm

If anyone wants to get a free mini EOS lip balm then click here. I know there's only a limited number of lip balms they're giving out so sign up for it NOW. I've been hearing good things about it so why not try it for free right?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

lovin me some taylor

thank you taylor swift. i feel like you are singing to my heart&soul. i feel so much better after listening to her music. so at ease.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Review: Bubble and Bee Organics Pit Putty

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It's been two days since I have received my package from Bubble and Bee Organics and everyhing is working out fantastic. Let me say that first of all, I love this company already. Before I ordered anything, I was just on their website and saw a little button that said Stephanie(the owner) was online. I decided to send her a message and right away she responded. That is a very rare thing to encounter now-a-days because you'd probably have to go through customer service and a bunch of people before getting an answer.....and probably would have to wait a few days to week to receive a response too! Anyway, she was very helpful and informative when she answered my questions so already she gets brownie points! So I decided to buy her deodorant duo pack in the Geranium Lime scent after hearing that it was the more feminine scent. I was a bit skeptical on the geranium part because I had no idea what that smelled like, but the scent of limes won me over. I love lime!

So I was waiting for the mail to come and it took exactly 2 days for it come to my mailbox :)

Then the big opening. As expected, I received my 2 deodorants in geranium lime.....and then something dropped....a gift! It was an organic lip balm in Coconut& Lime. It smells sooooo good. It really smells like coconut and lime and the first time I put some on my lips was like heaven. It went on extremely smooth and my lips were moisturized instantly. The greatest thing is that I don't feel bad about constantly licking my lips because it's organic. Win-win situation!!!!

Okay let's get to my review on the deodorant. I lifted up the cap and got a sniff of it. I'm going to tell you the truth, it was a bit too strong at first. And i noticed it had melted a bit from its travel to its new home so I stuck it in the fridge for awhile so it would get stiff. After I tested it's consistency I applied it to my underarms and there was a bit of flaking but I wasn't worried because I was told that it would do that and to just rub it gently onto my underarm. It worked like a charm. The scent changed from the package to my actual skin too. It kind of mellowed out and I definitely smelled that lovely lime scent.

A few hours later.....
I still smelled good. No funk! I couldn't resist smelling my undearms every 5 minutes or so because I just wanted to make sure that it was working. This stuff worked surprisingly well to keep me really dry like an anti-perspirant (but without all those bad chemicals). I really am impressed with the deodorant because I didn't know for certain that it was going to work this great. Like I said in my previous post, I have tried out some natural deodorants in the past and none ever worked for me. This one has got me hooked now. I'm never even going to use those nasty chemical-filled deodorants/anti-perspirants again! Goodbye to Secret, Dove, Degree, and Suave. Hello Bubble&Bee Organic!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

natural deodorant

i've been on the look out for some natural deodorants. i've actually tried a couple in the last couple of years or so but nothing really worked and some smelled so manly that it had to be thrown away. yuck! i guess i'm not the only one that has been having trouble finding a natural deodorant that actually works. it has a lot to do with the natural chemistry of your body, so something that works horrible on one person could actually work really well for another.

my main factor in trying to go natural is trying to get away from all those chemicals. there are many studies that actually link breast cancer and aluminum(main ingredient in drugstore deodorants). that is frightening because my dad's side has women who actually had breast cancer. i mean there's no guarantee that by switching to a natural deodorant that you won't get breast cancer, but it's something to try to prevent it. the chemicals in anti perspirants actually clog your your pores and imagine the toxic build up!

i've done a bunch of research and it looks like a company in Utah, Bubble and Bee have one of the best organic deodorants that work. I just ordered a duo pack in geranium lime for Sheena and I to try today so i have no idea of its effectiveness until i receive them but i'm having high hopes for it. my regular deodorant has kind of stopped working as well as it did, so i'm ready to try something new and organic. i will do a review in a few days so look out for that. i going to be fresh&clean OR musky? i hope it's the first one!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

a bit off balance

i just want everyone to know that i'm feeling a bit crazy right now! damn hormones! i feel like shit. i had really bad cramps last night, night sweats, and i thought i was going to pass out. today i feel like jello, irritable, and i want to cry for no damn reason. being a woman really has its pitfalls. i would like to be tranquilized right about now.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

learning some history of my homeland

it amazes me how little i know about my homeland. i know for sure that it's because i was born there and left at a young age. i can't remember studying the history of the philippines at all and while i think it's a bit unfortunate, it's understandable that i don't remember because i believe i was so young. the reason why i'm writing this is because of recent events. Former president Cory Aquino passed away this weekend. We have Filipino channels at home and every show was interrupted by the news of her passing. I was quite surprised. I didn't know too much about her although I'd hear her name here and there. I then asked my dad if she was an influential figure. He kind of looked at me funny and told me that she was the first female president of the Philippines. She is truly admired by the Filipino people, as probably thousands attend her public viewing at the Manila Cathedral. This admiration made me want to learn more about her and her family. From what I have learned so far, her and her husband were amazing politicians. They were in politics to make changes and her family suffered for that. Her husband was assassinated upon return to the Philippines from a 7 year exile in the U.S--due to allegations of bombings in Manila by President Marcos. Such a tragedy. But with that, came her presidency. She did so many great things even prior to her term that she won Time Magazine's Most Influential Woman of the Year in 1986. She was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize. Amazing woman. R.I.P. President Cory Aquino.

It's these little facts that make me realize that I need to learn more about my birthplace. There are so many events that I don't know and should know. I need to learn about the beginning of our history and its progress through time. The last time I went to the Philippines was about 10 years ago and I didn't even go to the historical sites! I am truly saddened by that, but the next time I go, I'm going to explore my homeland and learn more about it. How exciting!