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Review: Sophie Paris Magic Pink Cream

If there would be 1 makeup that I would recommend to makeup starters especially for teens that have a tight budget, I suggest you to try this Magic Pink Cream from Sophie Paris!

Update August 30, 2015
Sophie Paris recently increased price for their Magic Pink Cream! Don't worry girls, it's still affordable at Php 95

I do not like makeup before. During high school, I'm in a hate relationship with lipstick! I do not like the smell and how it felt when I applied it to my lips because I'm into messing up with my mom's small kikay kit. I tend to stick with tinted lip balms and Johnson's baby powder :p until I discovered Sophie Paris Magic Pink Cream during college when I saw a Sophie Paris brochure.
It comes with a cute pink&white box and tube. 

Nail Spoil: Lulu Nails & Dry Bar

It's not bad to spoil yourself sometimes so I decided to visit Lulu Nails & Dry Bar. I visit during lunch break so I could make it to work after the appointment. They have pampering packages but I can only avail the mani deluxe because of my time.

I just like to take home those La-Z boy recliners! The seats are comfy and relaxing enough. They got a nice interior design - so chic and elegant! I also learned hat they also offer services for soon to be mommies. Don't worry preggy bellas, they have chemical free nail polishes. They also offer TruGel nail polish wherein this gives your nails a hard mirror glass final finish and cures in seconds under LED and UV lights.


I would like to thank everyone who take time to check out my blog and instagram account. I'd like to share these goodies I received from Bella Box Asia.

One lucky winner will receive the following:
  • Sleek Shimmer Glaze Lip Gloss
  • Klarity Lasertox CC Miracle Lotion
  • Spectraban Sensitive 30
  • Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner 
  • Garnier Sakura White
This giveaway is open only for Philippines Residents only.

Giveaway will end December 13, 2014.
Winner will be announced here on this blog post make sure to email me within 24 hours or I'll pick another winner :p

  a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congratulations to: 
I didn't received any email from the 1st winner, new winner posted :)
Email me gcandedeir@gmail.com on or before 12 16 2014 3:43PM

My Sample Room VIP Kit

I decided to renew my membership from Sample Room for some reasons - I really like what they're uploading lately and I believe that it would really be worth it to renew my membership.

Sample Room is a sampling site that banks on the power of free product sampling. It is an online community that changes your beauty-shopping pattern; and an interactive community where your opinions matter and where all beauty lovers are valued.

Review: Ever Bilena Advance Lip & Cheek Stain

I noticed this red tube when I'm checking Ever Bilena kiosk last Monday. I do not have a lot of lip stains at home but I actually started with lip balms and lip stains during my teen years. This Ever Bilena Advanced Lip & Cheek Stain helped me achieve no-makeup makeup look.
Most of the time, I have a dull/pale face and lips, and adding a little color won't hurt the way I look. I really prefer to have less products for my face and since this is lip + cheek stain, I have a 2-in-1 product! Saves space for my kikay kit.
It's a 200ml product, not bad for it's price!
Here's a swatch of the gel and when I wiped it. Stain could stay in my lips for about 3-4 hours without eating.
It's affordable that even student's can afford. A makeup perfect for starters, but even a must have for a makeup lover of any age. 
I also found out that this is included to Ellen Adarna's Kikay Kit when I watched Kris TV (Oct 29, 2014 episode)
Bought it for only Php 135

Review: Avon Ultra Color Matte Lipstick in Matte Coral

Avon Ultra Color Matte Lipstick 3.6 g
Matte lipstick that doesn't dry the lips.
  • Vivid, dramatic colors that moisturize
  • Velvety matte finish
My initial thoughts:
  • I'm pleased how opaque the results of the shades from Avon.
  • It's not matte.
  • Could stay for 4-5 hours without eating.
  • Elegant black packaging

Regular price was P379

Connect with Avon:
Twitter: @AvonPh
Instagram: @AvonPH


I got a sample size of Pond's Dewy Rose Gel during BDJ Fair 2014. It smells great! and unlike other face creams available to our local market, it gives a fresh feeling not sticky/greasy! A pea size is enough for my whole face.
It was affordable since I also buy the small tub (Php 149) after few days of using the sample size. It works better compared to other expensive gel moisturizers.
It works great with my foundation and it didn't mess up. 
Product Description
Dewy, soft skin is now easy to achieve with Pond’s Institute’s newest formulation, Flawless White Dewy Rose Gel. This whitening gel is infused with Rose Lumiere Serum that goes deep into dark spots and smoothen pores outside giving you that rosy glow you’ve always wanted.

It works perfect for a moisturizer. I'm looking forward to improve my skin problems (pores!)

Review: Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie (Sunset Kiss)

Happy Skin Says:

Sizzle in the heat with lips of a summer siren! Be the most kissable on the summer shores with this hot hue that makes your lips say it all! This Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie is sure to help you make that smackin’ statement. This lip-loving moisture stick is loaded with Shea Butter and Collagen to get fans to line up for a taste of those supple, hydrated, and ultra-kissable lips. Highly pigmented and moisture-packed, this lippie glides on irresistibly smooth (without the stickiness!) and leaves behind a rich, creamy pout that’s way tempting to kiss.

These lippies offer three-fold “lip service”: the shine of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick, and hydration of a balm! Spoil yourself with Shea Butter & Collagen to keep your lips in lip-lockin’ shape!

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Prima Blend : My favorite cake shop

I’d like to share my favorite local cake shop in San Mateo, Rizal - Primablend which was established by Mrs. Iluminada San Juan.

This bakeshop has become an institution in San Mateo.

It looked like my grade school canteen when you check it inside.
They offer quality food and everything is affordable!













My big time favorites:

  • Choco Shake
  • Choco Roll
  • Hamburger with Cheese
  • Macaroni

Most buyers always check for their cupcakes, leche flan, halo halo and Sans Rival Cake. If you can try their Sans Rival cake, you may notice that its not so sweet but there’s something inside it. They also have bigger cakes for events such as birthday and wedding cakes.

Ordered Choco Roll for my college friends get together. They all agreed it tastes good and sweet :”>


I took limited photos that time since they offer limited pastries on display.
Even though the place doesn’t have air condition, I could still enjoy the food.

I wish that Primablend could expand their business. I’m pretty sure more people would love their pastries and other products as well.

Prima Blend
325 Gen. Luna Ave., Gitnang Bayan, San Mateo, Rizal, Rizal, 1850

Review: Garnier Color Naturals in Darkest Brown

It’s not just hair color, it’s care color.

Reviewing another product I got from BDJ Box. This was from their January - February Box. Since it’s April and already summer season here in the Philippines, I do not want to go outside, the sun striking my head and people might notice my ugly roots. Good thing, when I’m cleaning up my products, I was able to find out this I dyed my hair last December 2013, and that’s the reason why I can’t use this item when it arrived last January 2014. Here’s what my roots look like right now:

I believe that colored hair best suits my skin tone, but I don’t like this OMBRE like shade (how I wish it’s really ombre!) I decided to use my Garnier Cream in 3 Darkest Brown. I do not have any white hair at the age of 24 by the way. Since then I always dye my own hair, I’m more comfortable doing it by myself. Permanent Hair Colour Cream Kit contains:

  • Developer Milk 60ml

  • Hair Colourant Type III 40 g

  • Leaflet and Gloves
Honestly, I thought the product is not enough to cover my hair, worried I might need 2 sets of this just to cover the length.

  Garnier Color Naturals Cream (Php 199, 100ml) - “This permanent colour cream rom Garnier is enriched with olive oil that nourishes the hair as it colours. It also comes with an olive oil post colour conditioner, so your hair is deeply nourished, and your color is richer, more uniform and shinier.”

Warm Up to End My Hiatus

Welcome to my personal blog! Hopefully, I’ll be able to blog as often as my busy schedule permits.
I've been blogging since 2010 (that's 4 years ago) - It was a personal blog using iplatform.
I'm love to post things I buy as my reference for the future and I find buying stuffs as retail therapy, and I know it's temporary, but little happiness like blog post about a makeup foundation might be helpful to someone else!

January 2014 - I moved to Wordpress, one month after, I realized I can't move the codes. I like tweaking my own layout. Now I decided to make it more fun by moving here in Blogger. I would like to include more makeup reviews here and some of my adventures in life.

Thank you so much for reading until here :)