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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Building Up My Stash! ^_^

I find it funny that after taking a break from buying makeup, I found something else to splurge on. Well Im not really splurging on this "new"or should I say revived addiction since Im quite good at looking for cheapie deals for them, but Im just fascinated by how much my collection grew in a span of a week. LOL! 

Back in May 2011, I blogged about Kawaii Gadget Swings/Danglers, and my mini collection of Hello Kitty/Sanrio cellphone swings was just around 15-20 back then


some time last week, I "met" a new friend on facebook, she collects charms as well and I learned that she frequents this blog din.
And because I got jealous (inggitera much? LOL!) with how much she had on their Sanrio Charm stash, I started searching ebay and facebook for sellers of Sanrio Charms and was able to build my stash to this : 


from the time I took that picture to this date, I was able to score around 30 more charms to add to my humble sanrio charm stash. 

Not that Im trying to justify this new addiction but I honestly think this is better than collecting plushies or bigger items that can add up to the clutter I already have too much of in my bedroom. ^_^ 

Price range for these charms by the way is Php 40.00 - Php 250.00 per piece. 
Way cheaper by a few hundreds than buying directly from Gift Gate. :) 


Monday, December 5, 2011

Whats Up, Everyone? :)

I took a little break from blogging to attend to personal responsibilities at home. ^_^ 
Im really sorry for the lack of updates, but now that Im back on track, I promise to 
keep up with posting new entries on this blog hopefully one entry per day so I can catch up. 

So, hows everyone? 
I wanna thank everyone who emailed me asking me to come back to blogging -- I didnt quit ladies, I just took a little break, thanks for missing me! <3 smooches to you guyssss! 

So today Im gonna share what Ive been buying lately. LOL! 
Im not a fan of facebook and I decided to create an account just to check on the sellers who have been "stealing" photos from my page, and for some odd reason, online shopping found its way to enter the picture. Not gonna talk about makeup this time, and for the love of kawaii stuff, my hunger pangs for cute stuff was revived. 

I love cute stuff and I love thrift shopping and when you put them together, Ill surely be doomed. Facebook shopping can be a bit tricky since Im used to shopping via eBay where you can check for sales feedbacks before purchasing, on facebook, its a different story, you have to be extra careful. 

Oh! I wanna share pala my purchases from the most generous ebay seller ive transacted with. Im so happy with my purchases from her, it brought back memories of my childhood. 
Aliw lang. hehe!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

NYX Swatchfest IX : NYX Matte Lipsticks

The long wait is finally over, I received a lot of requests for NYX Matte Lipstick Swatches and Im sharing them with you now. ^_^ 

I love glossy stuff since most matte lip products Ive tried in the past made my lips dry after save for NYX Soft Matte LCs and NYX Matte Lipsticks.
Theyre not moisturizing but neither do they make my lips dry & chapped even after long hours of wear -- even without lipbalm as base. 

Im ordering some for myself, and I hope you guys love the formula (and the fab shades) much as I do. :) 

NOTE : 

Picture heavy post. 

Stock Images are used with proper authorization from the rightful owner/s. 
All Watermarked Swatches/Images found on this entry is a property of 
The Pink Thought Bubble and The Digital Traincase , these images may not be reproduced or be used in any external selling/blogging site without notice.






Monday, October 17, 2011

New Love : NYX Tango With Bronzing Stix

*stockphotos found in this blog entry courtesy of NYX website*

Im a big fan of gleamy-glowy-iridescent makeup, and I finally got my long-time lemming! 
(Read my Lemming Post HERE)

I have some open/large pores in my cheek area and some on my T-Zone, but that doesnt hinder me from using shimmery makeup when everyone else would say that people with oily skin + open pores must use matte makeup to avoid emphasizing the size of the "manholes". LOL 

I guess its just about choosing the right kind of product or should I say choosing products that dont give the discoball-ish kind of sheen since thats what you dont wanna have, right? 
A hint of sheen on the apples of my cheeks, and on other key areas make my complexion look healthier, for some reason, it even makes my face look smoother and my overall look appear more polished. 

Wasnt expecting much from NYX Tango with Bronzing Stix, I wanted them just for the sake of trying them out and for the special love for shimmer. I must say the product surpassed my expectations, I never thought something this cheap could be really nice that it can be comparable to the much more pricier products that I have. 

Have to quit this blahblah and proceed to the review. ^_^ 

(just a random thought : im such a loser, ive had my lightbox for about 2 months now and I havent even bought lights for it yet. LOL!) 

*Hop!*

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Lipstick + A Little Makeup BooBoo


After getting this shade of Milani Color Perfect Lipstick, I stopped wondering why this brand is gaining popularity in the makeup industry. The colors are indeed perfect and the quality is good, in fact one of the best compared to other drugstore/low-end brands in the market. 

After having Wet N Wild reopen their counters in the Philippines, this brand is next on my wishlist, I hope this becomes locally available. 

They said Rose Hip is a dupe of NARS Schiap, I cant actually remember if they shade-twins since the last time I had Schiap was about almost 2 years ago. All I can remember is that theyre both hotpink (LOL) but regarding the brightness and intensity of its hotpink-ness, I cant really compare, would have to get a pop of NARS Schiap soon to do a comparison. ^_^

So, here's the review.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Etude House Perfect Brow Kit

I started being so keen about my brows since Sophomore years in Highschool, and eversince I learned how to apply makeup, Ive been as keen on picking the perfect brow filler that doesnt make me look BlusangItim-ish (if you dont have any idea what Blusang Itim is, just imagine Charlie Chaplin's 'stache as your brows. Nuff said. LOL!)

Benefit BrowZings in Medium used to be my HG brow filler after realizing that The Face Shop's brow kit have strong olive tones and that one of the colors look more army green than brown. (did anyone else notice this?)  After reading beauty blogs and watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, I learned the significance of applying brow bone highlighters in emphasizing the arch of my brows and making it look cleaner so I used to bring around 2 tiny compacts (browzings + bourjois ombre stretch blanc) just for my brows. How inconvenient, right? 

It was really refreshing when I came across one product that has contains 2 wearable shades (well at least for me) and one highlighter.
Its from Etude House and its called "Perfect Brow Kit" 


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana The Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation


Its been a few months since I stopped buying blushes but started to have this thing for foundies, I still have a lot of foundies in my stash but lately, Ive been really curious about trying out more since I got fascinated by how great one could look as long as you got the perfect foundie that suits your skintone and skintype well. 

I got my Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Creamy Foundie a few days back, and I fell in love with it. I wanted to publish a review for it rightaway but decided to test it for a couple more days to see how it works on me. 

To cut things short, here's my review. :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Silica Gel Packets on Your Makeup Storage

Today, Im gonna share a little trick that I use to keep my makeup fresh and make their shelf life longer. 

Humidity or moisture in the air makes an excellent environment for bacteria and mold growth, and because makeup looks clean doesnt mean its free from molds and unwanted microorganisms. Yeah, we cant really make them 100% free from bacteria, right? But we can at least make the environment less conducive for them to multiply. 



Dont you just hate it when your CARGO blush pan (or any other makeup brand that comes in tin/metal packaging) starts to oxidize/develop rust? Or when that NARS compact starts to get sticky? 

Friday, September 30, 2011

A Fairly Odd Post

Another impulse buy from eBay.ph. ^_^ 

I cant remember exactly when my penchant for tin lunchboxes started, Im guessing 
its prolly because I want my stuff to have their own containers (the OC-ness strikes again) so I wont have to dig into mountains of clutter before I find anything.

I was browsing eBay the other day and I forgot how I came across a listing for a 
Fairly Odd Parents Lunchbox. I decided to buy it for 2 reasons. 

1. Honey loves watching the animated series. 
2. The handle and the shape of the lunchbox itself is cute. 

Its my first lunchbox thats of a different shape other than the traditional squarish or rectangle ones. 


Thursday, September 29, 2011

DiOR Pro Cheeks Ultra Radiant Blush


Sharing one of my favorite blushes of all time. :) 

Im guilty of keeping some of my blushes past their expiry dates, thats the reason why 
Im really mindful about cleanliness/hygiene whenever I use my makeup, so I wont
risk contaminating them, thus, prolonging their lifespan. 

Whenever Im too lazy to think of which blush to use, clean, cool-toned pale pink ones would be my go-to cheek product. Dior Pro Cheeks in 835 Girlie Pink is by far, one of the best cool pink blushes Ive ever tried. I just love it to bits! 

JJJump!!

The Hand of Hope

image courtesy of greaterthings.com

When I started this blog, I promised myself not to post anything thats not makeup-related. Nothing personal. Nothing that involves anything that tackles the things that get through me. This is an exception and I hope you guys read on since its something that moved me. Something that I know, made me a better person. Ill try my best not to be boring, but I promise reading everything on this entry will be worth it.  

Its not everyday that we come across something or someone that could make us realize the value of life, most of the time, once the road (aka. life) gets a little bumpy, we always end up sulking about life being unfair, that we dont deserve all those complications that life has to offer. For the past few months, a lot of things happened to me, which brought me to realize one thing- Life is way more than all those negativities we complain about, that each waking day is a gift, something we must be thankful for in every way no matter how "difficult" life is for us. 

Let me share one of the things that brought me to wake up to that realization... 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Som'n from Kanebo T'estimo : I dont know what its called, but I love it


You are prolly wondering why I couldnt think of a better title than that, right?
But I tell you thats the most appropriate title for this post. 

I love bazaars and thrift shopping. 
(I know I didnt have to say that, everyone loves shopping LOL!)
Clearance Sales and the like trigger the hoarder in me, to the point that I 
always make unnecessary purchases.

Even stuff that Im clueless about, as long as I find it cute, 
it would surely land in the shopping basket. That explains why it didnt matter 
if I had no idea what was written on the label of the product Im gonna 
review today, I just new I had to buy it right after I opened the compacts. ^_^ 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

MiLANi Color Perfect Lipstick -- 16A Bing Cherry

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image courtesy of Milani Cosmetics website 

Was supposed to do this tomorrow, but decided to share my review for the Milani Color Perfect Lippie in Bing Cherry now, like I mentioned on the last part of my previous post (Mango Mambo), I was a bit disappointed with this one since I relied too much on a swatch that I saw online which looks very far from the actual color of this lipstick. 
(not blaming anyone, I know its my fault, was expecting too much ^_^)

MiLANi Color Perfect Lipstick -- 23 Mango Mambo

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image courtesy of Milani Cosmetics website 

Im a late bloomer when we talk about lipsticks, I used to wear lipsticks only during occasions that Im required to wear one, but if not, I would always reach for glosses. 

I used to think wearing lipsticks make me look older, but then again I realized its 
all about choosing the right color that suits you. Colors that go well with your skintone
and colors that complement your undertone. 

After the hotpink to pale pink lipstick trend, there came the hype for orange lipsticks, 
and I always thought orange can never be something that I can pull off but I was wrong, from all the orange lipsticks Ive tried and never looked nice on me, 
I was able to score one orange lippie that went really well with my skintone and my undertone. It's Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in 23 Mango Mambo. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SALE ALERT!! : ELLE Eyewear One-Day Sale!


There are 2 words that make Women's eyes light up in an instant. 
SALE FREE!
Its quite amazing how buying something from a sale can instantly 
turn a crappy day to a perfect one. 

Do you agree? 
Ladies get drawn to stores that says "SALE -- Plus FREE! -- "
like how sweets attract ants.

Now, if you love fashionable sunnies, 
tomorrow's the perfect time for you to grab a few new ones. 

Take note of this coz you couldnt afford to miss this! ^_^

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Coastal Scents Destiny Kabuki On A Stick


Ive been a fan of this brush for how many years now and I have no clue as to why it got mixed reviews (mostly negative) all over the internet, I understand that people have their own preference and that affects their review for a certain product, but I cant really find the negative points they raised regarding this brush since I dont find it pokey, scratchy at all, I never even experienced fraying of the bristles even after several washes and this is like my 6th CS Kabuki on a Stick already, just had to replace the old ones because theyre just... well, old, and because I use it with liquid/cream foundies, made me think its more hygienic to replace it more often than the brushes I use for dry makeup.

I was also surprised to know that Aileen (Shades of U) uses this too and loves it for applying liquid foundies as well. Doesnt it feel nice when people you look up to uses the same stuff that you love? :)

Now, going back to the review.. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

CHARM Retractable Kabuki Brush


On my previous post, I mentioned that something took the place of my Too Faced Retractable Kabuki brush, its from a local brand and its far better than TF's, 
its the Charm Retractable Kabuki Brush. 

Ive had this brush for more than  a year now and I just thought its about time to give credit to its awesomeness. ^_^ 

*Jump!*

Too Faced Flatbuki Brush


This is an impulse buy but Im glad I didnt control myself from buying this one. 

Why invest in good brushes?

The kind of brush you use plays a big role on how your makeup would look after, the density, the shape of the bristles and all those stuff can help you pack in more color, make it last longer or apply the colors precisely where you want 'em to be. Needless to say,  good brushes will make your makeup look more clean and seamless. 

One more important thing is the quality of materials -- you are sure that the materials theyve used on your brush is guaranteed to be safe for use on your face, especially when you have sensitive skin and would easily break out from stuff, and of course, the lifespan -- if your brush is of good quality, then the lifespan would definitely be longer, thered be minimal shedding, no bleeding and no unruly bristles after a few washing. 

That pretty much explains why you should search for feedbacks first before buying brushes, Remember that expensive doesnt always mean its good and cheap doesnt always mean that the quality is compromised.

One great example is the Too Faced Flatbuki Brush. 
Read on to know more about it. ^_^

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Wheel

Aside from choosing the right shade of foundie, acquiring the skill of choosing the right concealer and blending it properly is crucial in helping you create a flawless look. 

I breakout once in a while and what do breakouts do? They leave nasty marks on my face. O'Leary Covermark used to be my HG concealer until theyve pulled out the brand from SM/Watsons and replaced it with something thats blah. Not even sure if the brand they replaced it with is actually making more moolah compared to O'Leary before. I heard the brand is still available in HongKong but before I fully used up my last pot of O'Leary, I was introduced to Kryolan (Thanks, Martha!). 



Stuff that caught my interest are the TV Paintstick and the 4ml pot of Dermacolor Camouflage Creme. I ordered rightaway after confirming my shade matches together with the Kryolan Stippling Brush and the ever-so-popular Kryolan Anti-Shine Powder. 

On Chocolates And Menstrual Cramps



So prolly its about time that I share something that deals with the "perks" of being a woman -- her monthly period. 

It is one torture that women experience at least every month, and eversince I had my menarche (the very first menstrual flow) I have always been reminded by my Godmother (a Nutritionist) of the food to avoid and one of them are chocolates. Girls usually have mad cravings prior to having their period, Im pretty sure most of you ladies experience this too. Im  not a fan of chocolates and indeed, I do get cravings for it whenever my period is coming. 

With regard to this, I found an article on Livestrong that basically says everything we need to know about the direct correlation of Chocolates and Menstrual Cramps. 

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Foodie Post : Potato and Cheese Croquettes

One more thing that Im passionate about is cooking, my mom's a great cook and I wanna be like her so I love experimenting about dishes that she makes.  

This afternoon, I decided to make potato croquettes for Hun and Im gonna share with you ladies how I made them.

According to Wikipedia -- A croquette is a small fried food roll containing usually as main ingredients mashed potatoes, and/or minced meat (veal, beef, chicken, or turkey), shellfishfishvegetables, and soaked white breadeggonion, spices and herbs, winemilkbeer or any of the combination thereof, sometimes with a filling, often encased in breadcrumbs. The croquette is usually shaped into a cylinder or disk, and then deep-fried. The croquette (from the French croquer, "to crunch") gained worldwide popularity, both as a delicacy and as a fast food.

I used cheese cubes as filling for my croquettes since thats what we usually order whenever we dine at Buon Giorno. These are easy to make and kids would love them too. :) 
Would love to redo this recipe soon by adding herbs to give a little more kick to the flavor.  

Korean Stickers II : Just Because I Cant Get Enough Of 'Em

Now this batch of Korean Sticker haul would prolly end my lemmings for buying more stickers, my stash wont fit in a large envelope anymore and I havent even used any of them yet. LOL!

Part 1 of the Korean Sticker Haul can be viewed HERE 

Im glad though that I can hold up to what I realized a few months ago -- that I already have too much unused makeup in my stash thats why I had to stop, or should I say, take a break from buying more. 

So there, first post for today would be Korean Sticker Porn. Pictures heavy, but I know collectors like me would enjoy looking at them. (^_^)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Easy CashOut With GLOBE GCash Card


You can now have 24/7 access to the cash-out feature of GCash thru Globe GCash Card, 
no need to search for Globe GCash outlets, no more rushing for mall/business hours, no more falling in line for ages and no more forms to fill out.

Cash out in-style by choosing from the different card design templates available, or you can create a custom background for your card for no extra charge.


♥♥♥ Happy Birthday, Sol! ♥♥♥


Sol, the woman behind 


is celebrating her birthday today (Sept 12)! 

I hope you have a good one, Sol! Wishing you good health and a better year ahead ^_^ 

More power to your business, Donya! You are a great friend, Love you lots! ♥♥♥


Send her love for bringing NYX, Sleek, EOS, and the hottest Nail Lacquer brands in the Phils!
If you havent greeted her yet, now is your chance to do so,
Catch her on TWITTER and on FACEBOOK




Xoxo,

Thank You Mr.Postman!

I applied for a Globe Gcash Card and it came in the mail yesterday via LBC (coolness!), I was expecting the delivery to take longer but I was surprised to get my card a week after I applied for it. Kudos to Globe for being really fast with this one. 




Now we dont have to fall in line for ages in Globe Business Centers to withdraw cash. :) 
Ill make a separate blog entry for the perks and other infos about the Gcash Card after this one. ^_^

Ive been lemming for a Light Tent since forever, Hun sneaked on my eBay account and got me the one I was watching for 2 weeks now -- I was undecided if I should get it or if we should just make one instead. LOL! 


The deciding factor that he considered in getting this is Storage. It would be much easier to store this one than if we make our own lightbox which would be cheaper but would be bulky and would just add to the rest of my clutter. Haha! 

Next photos are of some random stuff I got from eBay : 

Lot of Shiseido Toners. 


Shiseido SuperMild Shampoo/Conditioner Travel Kits
(I love that they come in plastic cases! They wont tumble around my purse when travelling)


Tsumori Chisato Organizer Pouch


I got this cause it has a mesh pocket. I love pouches with mesh pockets, I dunno why. Haha!


Empty Pots to store makeup or other stuff when travelling. 


These are so tiny and I love that they dont look like the typical travel containers we can get from watsons or Muji.


How was your weekend ladies? 
Mine was pretty boring since I wasnt in the mood to move around, I was PMS-ing. Oh the pains of being a girl. LOL! 

Have a great week ahead, Beauties! 

Live, Love and Stay Fab! 


Saturday, September 10, 2011

SALE ALERT! : 2nd MEGA Brands SALE


Big Big Sale! Up to 70% Off on Ladies and Mens Apparel, Shoes, Accessories, Sporting Goods, Beauty Stuff and More!!


See you at the MCT Event's 
2nd Mega Brands Sale
on September 30, October 1 & 2
Megatrade Halls 2 & 3
5th Level, Mega B
SM Megamall 
Admission is Absolutely FREE!! 



Digital Traincase be there too, so if you missed the Phil. Cosmetics Expo, this is your chance to do some Early Christmas Makeup Shopping!  




Live, Love and Stay Fab! 

FANCL Facial Washing Powder


I easily breakout when I dont cleanse my face before going to bed, so apart from collecting makeup, I also have this special thing for face cleansers, I dont stick with just 1 specific brand,   so the hunt for good ones doesnt really stop even if I find something that I really like. 

This product that Im gonna review today is from FANCL, and its the only brand (I think) that released a facial cleanser in powder form -- thats what got me curious to try it out. 


Thursday, September 8, 2011

SKiN DOCTORS Cosmeceuticals EYE TUCK


I stay up late most of the time, so Im really prone to developing eyebags (or should i say luggages? LOL!) and it looks really ugly when my eyes look all puffy and tired from staying up late. 

So today Im gonna share my take on my HG Eye Cream from SkinDoctors Cosmeceuticals, I knew about this product thru my mom, I wasnt really a fan of nightcreams and eyecreams before but since I noticed the significance of having well-rested eyes in my overall look, I decided to consider my mom's advice in following her regimen before going to bed. 

Sleek MakeUp Wishlist

Was browsing my blogroll today when I came across Khymm's (Shopcoholic for Makeup) post on Sleek Pout Paints, I drooled. 



Sleek is a brand originating from UK (correct me if Im wrong) and the brand breaks the impression that UK cosmetics have hefty price tags. Im pretty sure though that the quality of their cosmetics is at par with popular (and expensive) brands in the market. 
Read more of Sleek Makeup's History HERE.

Ive been lemming for the blushes since it became popular in the blogsphere and I still havent found time to order some for myself, so now Im making a list of the stuff I want from Sleek, lets see if I can fulfill this wishlist soon. 

First thing I want are the Pout Paints, I dont wanna splurge so much moolah on OCC Lip tars and these Pout Paints are the best alternative, I heard theyre of superb quality as well. 



Since theyre relatively cheap, $8.00 each, which is around Php 350.00, I wanna get all shades. Theres just 11 anyway and the colors are customizable so its like owning gazillion lipsticks with just 11 tubes. :) 


 Plus I also wanna try out their blushes, 
Here's a photo from A Little Obsessed, she has all shades of the blushes and Im dying of envy. LOL! 

Photo Credits : A Little Obsessed 


Since I cant pull off some of the shades there, Im only lemming for a few, namely, Pixie Pink, Flamingo, Scandalous, Rose Gold, Pomegranate. 
Coral and Life's A Peach too, hopefully, but Im not sure if I can still get them since theyre LE.


Lastly, I want me some of the Sleek Pout Polish Pots too! 


These are pretty cheap too, $6.50 each, Im not eyeing on all shades though, I just want the pinky, coral/peachy and nudy ones, to cut things short, Im prolly skipping 3 shades from this line. Haha! 

I wish Sleek's locally available in the Philippines, that would be really great and Im gonna be a fan for sure. <333 


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Are you eyeing something from Sleek too? Share your wishlist! ^_^


Live, Love and Stay Fab!