Oct 30, 2015

What is a MAC Mehr Dupe?

MAC MEHR - I believe it was back in 2011 from the MAC Mickey Contractor Collection for Spring, this shade from MAC was released. Mehr is matte which is labeled as a shade that's a Dirty blue pink. It's opaque in just one swipe! I haven't found a local brand with the same finish and performance. I find a hard time to find this in stores here in the Philippines, always runs out of stock for several months already.

Mehr is the most flattering pink I ever come across. But then I wondered what if I lost or finished my tube? I start to look for dupes of this shade. I saw a Pinterest dupe of MAC Mehr. I do not believe it at first because of the bullets seem to be quite different. Then I told myself I must check it with my own eyes!

Oct 23, 2015

Belle De Jour Power Planner 2016 (and all Coupons!)

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Consider me as a BDJ Bella! I first encountered Belle De Jour Power Planner way back 2008 maybe? saw them in several Multiply shops. I have no idea before that it was available in National Book Store (or if bookstores already selling them). It was a 6.25x8.25 inch planner - I love hard bound big notebooks when I'm still in school.

I started working during 2013, I decided to buy the 2014 planner (It's a great feeling for me to buy things from my own money). BDJ launch their planners 4th quarter every year, so I got 2014 instead. I attended their BDJ Fair in SM Mall of Asia. Subscribed to their monthly Beauty Boxes. Attend several events and I was able to meet a lot of Bella friends!

And now, for BDJ's 10th year, they released several products and it includes the following planners and all comes with a BDJ Lifestyle Card:
  • BDJ Smythe* (Hardbound Sewn)
  • BDJ Spiral*
  • BDJ Leather*
  • Everything is Possible
  • Focus
  • Navi**
*   comes with #PerksOfABella coupon booklet
** comes with #TravelCurious coupon booklet

As of Late October 2015, they also released customized planner where you can put your name on it[Please visit ilovebdj.com for more info]

Oct 19, 2015

MeNow Generation II Long Lasting Lip Gloss Review

These aren't lipglosses, they're liquid matte lipsticks. I saw several reviews of this tubes way back 2012 from beauty blogs/vlogs and this got my attention lately. It comes with a variety of colors with a matte finish. Some shades can be a dupe to Limecrime Velvetines.

Packaging: Test tube with a doe foot applicator similar to Inglot Sleek Lip Gloss:

My Thoughts:
  • I noticed that light colors tend to remove quickly than the darker ones. Lighter shades feel a bit tacky than my other shades.
  • Has a fruit plastic smell
  • It dries to a matte finish and feels quite tacky when I press my lips together.
  • Available online only, even tho it's made in China, I didn't saw any tube when I visit Divisoria
  • Stays on for hours, 8+ HOURS particularly the darker shades, reapplication may be needed to the inner lip area. It breakdowns with oil, so watch out when you eat!
  • Shade comes in numbers only printed in a sticker
  • Difficult to remove, I can use my makeup remover, however, it might use more than what I need for a lip area.
  • No ingredients provided
  • I actually thought it might just be the same with the Excel Paris 24hr matte lip creams, but 
Tip:
  • Always apply to dry lips
  • Swipe a small patch in your skin and check what kind of Makeup Remover you can use.
  • Do not apply lip balm
  • After application, let it dry first. Do not smack lips together
Oct 18, 2015

Taytay Tiangge Schedule and how to get there (December 2018)



Updated Schedule as of December 2018

******OPEN ON HOLIDAYS******

Choice po ng mga may pwesto mag sara ng maaga kung halos ubos na mga paninda nila, may mabibili pa din but few choices lang. 

FREEDOM TIANGGE
Every day morning. Why? if you arrived at late lunch or afternoon, you'll just catch leftover designs, less size, and design choices. It's like when there's a mall sale, always go the early 1st day of the SALE if you like to get good items!

Best time to go? I recommend to follow night market schedule, it's when the garments are sold the CHEAPEST plus more chances to get fresh stocks, newest design, more size availability!

Taytay Tiangge is OPEN for the whole year, however, most stalls are closed (but there are still open stalls) in observance of some Major Holidays and the Holy Week.

How to go to Taytay Tiangge

Know your way first going to this points:
  • From EDSA Crossing, look in Starmall for UV terminal and jeep going to Taytay
  • From EDSA - Greenfields District - UV and Jeep going to Taytay
  • From Robinsons Galleria - Bus going to Taytay - GLINER/RRCG
  • From Quiapo/SM Sta. Mesa - Bus going to Taytay - GLINER/RRCG
  • From Santolan LRT2 - go to Sta Lucia - Robinsons and take Jeep going to Taytay/Angono/Binangonan
  • From Megamall - take Antipolo UV express then Tikling Jeep/Bus
  • From Tikling - Taytay/Angono/Binangonan Jeep or GLINER and RRCG BUS
  • Pasig Palengke - Cainta-Taytay Jeep
  • Cubao - Angono, Binangonan (SM Cubao side or Alimall terminal)
  • Commonwealth - Go to Commonwealth Market, look for the terminal of Sta Lucia Jeep or FX, then from Sta Lucia, take a jeep 
*Jeep: Angono Highway, Tanay, Binangonan Highway, Taytay Palengke/CME
Always make sure to ask the driver or barker to drop you along CME/Bagong Palengke.

PS: Be smart to ask enough where exactly is the terminal around the area,  :)









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