Thursday, August 23, 2012

Moved :)

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After contemplating for a few days (LOL not really), I decided to just go back to tumblr :D I find it easier to post there and to play around with the themes, etc.  If I stay on blogger, I feel like I have to write lengthy posts, but in tumblr, even just a picture would be enough for a post. 

I will still use the same username though: monolidgoddess@tumblr 

Friday, August 17, 2012

g-Lish Sale + My first set of Makeup Brushes

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After my second job interview yesterday, Mommy and I went to Trinoma to eat dinner.  Mommy wanted to buy a few things so we agreed to meet about an hour later.  I originally wanted to buy loose powder from g-lish because it's cheap and it has really cute packaging! However, I ended up buying other stuff too since everything's on sale O_O Too bad I didn't have that much money with me (BOO UNEMPLOYEMPENT) so I wasn't able to buy a lot~ I really REALLY hope that this Renovation Sale be extended!

Anyway, here are the products that I bought:

I bought everything for only PhP405! o(*゚▽゚*)o

My first set of makeup brushes! So happy~! I finally bought one.  Bought this for ONLY PhP175. OMG.  Super sulit! You can buy the brushes individually too but it's around PhP75 each.  If I'm not mistaken, this set costs around PhP500 before :D

I've always wanted to buy the 7-pc makeup brush set from Suesh (the Pink/White one OF COURSE) but it costs PhP850 and I don't even know how to use them.  Plus the brush set from Suesh is a little bit longer so this g-lish set is easier to carry around.  Too bad it doesn't come with a free kit or something but who cares? It's only PhP175 so it's fine :) Plus this will be a good practice for makeup newbies like myself~ :D 

One thing I like about is that it has a cute pink label on each brush so it becomes easier for people like me who have no idea where to use the brushes. Hihi. 

I bought these lippies for PhP80, buy one take one! I've never had this kind of lipstick before so I gave it a try.  Not really a big fan but the colors are quite cute. Heh. However, it's so glossy and glittery and I don't see the difference between the two colors when applied.  The one on top is Holywood Glam and the other one is Girl Next Door.  Maybe I'll try combining this with a lipstick for a more dramatic effect? XD

Ahhhh. I regret buying this one.  This wasn't on sale because Ate Saleslady said this will not be one of the products that will be phased out. It's Baby Doll loose powder, PhP150.  There are two other colors /shades available: Porcelain Princess and Sunkissed Gal.  Of course, Porcelain Princess is my number one choice because it's pink! But when I tried the testers, I liked this one so much because it has glitters! Remember the Blue Pond's loose powder before?  They're a bit similar but this one has a more natural shade.

BUT the biggest disappointment is that when I got home and tried it, IT HAS NO GLITTERS AT ALL!!! щ(゜ロ゜щ) I don't know why, though.  I'm a hundred percent sure that the tester has glitters because I tried it a couple of times before buying the product. Huhuhu. 

Overall, I was really happy with my g-lish purchase. :) 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Etude House : Pearl Extract Facial Mask

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OMG I think I found the perfect mask for skin whitening! Hoho so happy *u*

Got this mask for free from this Etude House haul a few weeks ago.  I was supposed to buy this one and not the pomegranate mask but it was out of stock.  Luckily, EH gave this to me for free because I purchased PhP500+ worth of products.

This will not be a formal review since the photos I took will not give justice to this amazing product T_T~ I already used the other mask and I quite liked it too.  But this one has a different effect, it makes you glow naturally! Before, I use Garnier facial masks and to be honest, I can't see the difference that much and pimples start to show up a few days after use so I stopped buying them.

I used this a couple of hours ago.  The scent was good enough, it wasn't irritating or fruity.  The mask was pretty messy to apply but meh~ I don't care \(^o^)/ I left it for about 30 minutes on my face and when I removed it I was shocked because of my ~natural~ glow. LOL! Instant mestiza skin in just a few minutes.  Haha! It didn't make my skin too white, but it sure has this glow-y effect which I like so much ;___; 

Would definitely buy one again! Especially if I wake up tomorrow with this natural glow-y, not shiny, soft and smooth face!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sassyspot | Shoe Wishlist

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All shoes are from Sassyspot! :D Love love love their shoes~ I wish I have lots of money to buy them all ;____; Made this ages ago so I still haven't updated this list yet!

I got one similar to this pair! The heels are not as tall as these, though. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Nyx Snow White Lipstick + Etude House Eyebrow Pencil No. 2

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Here are some of the ~beauty~ products I got last week! Nyx Snow White Lipstick (PhP140) and Etude House Eyebrow Pencil (PhP128) :D

I've been looking for this shade for so long! 

I have no idea how to keep my eyebrows neat and pretty so instead of buying eyebrow makeup, I bought this one instead.  I chose a brown-ish shade since the sales person from EH didn't want me to get the black one~ She said it's for people with no (or very very thin) eyebrows only~ Heee. *_*

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


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I've always had this dream of being a fashionista, but I don't know, maybe I just have really weird taste in clothes and do not have the confidence to dress up everyday that's why I can't force myself to be one. Haha. My family often tease me because of the way I dress and accessorize.  Most of the time I just ignore them, but sometimes it gets really annoying.

Anyway, not the point of this post! LOL. I just want to share some of my Polyvore posts! I joined Polyvore last year just because I was curious.  But I enjoyed making sets and collections so much :D Heeee~ If you have a Polyvore account, please leave a message and I would like to add you :) Mine's here :)

These are some of my formal outfit posts :) Will post the others later~ The outfit *above* is Little Mermaid-inspired, obviously :D

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Yesterday's Mini Haul

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Brown Hoodie Vest, Pink Dress, and Nyx Lipstick from the Tumblr Fair
Eyebrow pencil from Etude House
Shoes from Greenhills

Will probably make a post about these items soon! :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Smooch | Sophie, NYX, Avon, Watsons

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Aside from skin care products, I also collect lipsticks and balms.  I posted some of my lippies here before and I would like to share my recent purchases too :) I collect lipsticks from different brands, and the ones shown above are from Nyx, Sophie, Avon, and Watsons :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Teatime Aloe Tea Cleansing Cream | Etude House

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As promised, here is a review of Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream from this haul :) Bought this one for only PhP198, pretty sulit, yes? :) 

What the label says : Cleansing Cream's creamy texture contains Aloe extract to remove dirt and makeup while keeping skin moisturized with the pleasant fragrance of tea.

Directions : Apply cream to all areas of the face.  Massage thoroughly and wipe clean with cleansing tissues or rinse with warm water to remove excess.

Monday, July 30, 2012

First time : Etude House

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Finally got the chance to go to Etude House! Because Trinoma is the easiest mall to go to from Bulacan and from Elbi (MRT station FTW), I don't usually go to SM North. But I really, really want to go to Etude House so I asked Marvin to go with me. 

Aaaah. I really love their store! It's so pink and princess-y. I've been there before but I never bought anything.  This time, I am ready  to "shop" just because I want to have the pink membership card.  Unfortunately, their pink cards were out of stock but I can claim mine a week after.

To be a Pink Member, you just have to purchase  PhP 500 worth of products on a single receipt and that's it! You get your card for free after filling out their membership form.  It works like the SM Advantage card.  For every PhP 100 worth of products, you get two points.  The maximum number of points is 1000 and can be converted to cash :) Visit the etude house website for more details. 

I bought these items for PhP 532 so I can get my pink card for free next week.  Will do a review of these products soon :) 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Folded and Hung atbp.

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Folded and Hung Sale! Buy three items, get the fourth one free~ XD I've always loved Folded and Hung.  I don't really go shopping that often but when I do, I always make sure that I buy at least one item from f&h.  

CONFIRMED: I will be going to Boracay this coming Wednesday until Friday with my Tita. When she called me last week, I panicked because I don't have anything to wear! Huhuhu.  I only have ONE swimsuit, and all my other clothes are not so Boracay-ish.  Usually, I just wear a pair of short shorts (not even board shorts ;__;) and a shirt when I go swimming with friends and family.  Luckily, she gave me money so that I can buy her a bikini cover up. She also said that I should buy beach stuff for myself as well.  I originally planned to go to the Department Store yesterday but I happened to pass by f&h and... this happened. 

I know this isn't a lot, but I'm just so happy because I bought everything on sale (50% off!!!!) !

Sophie Martin : Bag Joie

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I finally bought the Sophie bag that I've always wanted! :) So happy!! I was supposed to post this last March but I always forget. 

This Bag Joie is my favorite bag at the moment :) Its original price is PhP1,190 but since I am a Sophie Martin member, I got it for only P833
*sorry for the poor quality of the pictures*


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*photos are watermarked because it was originally posted on my personal  tumblr 

I'm not really a makeup person (actually, I'm more obsessed with skincare products) because of several reasons: 1) I look weird with makeup on 2) All my girl friends are really, really simple and I don't want to be the odd man out 3) Makeup = expensive 4) I believe it's harmful for your skin 5) I sweat too much even if it's not that hot.
But since I'm "selling" beauty products lately, I always end up buying one for myself too. Tsk. I noticed that most of my "customers" (customers = friends) wanted to buy lipsticks.  I've read somewhere before that wearing lipstick gives girls confidence because it makes them feel more beautiful.  Ha.  Kaya nakiuso naman ako.
Here are some of the lipsticks / lip balms / lip glosses that I have.  I don't know where the others are :( They're probably at home, or somewhere under my bed, idk.

1. Myra E Cherry Lip Balm- this is my favorite lip balm! I use this at least twice a day because I have REALLY dry lips so this helps to lock in moisture
2. Maybelline Strawberry Color & Care Lip Balm- if I'm not in the mood to wear lipstick but I want to add some color to my lips, I use this one :)
3. Nivea Angel Star Lip Balm- I don't use this that often because I'm not a big fan of its scent.  But it has glitters!! :O
4. Herbench Paintbox Candy Pink- the packaging is just too cute I can't resist *_* not a fan of the lipstick though
5. LA Colors Nude Lipstick- it actually does nothing for me, haha. I just want to have a brown lipstick shade. Maybe my lips are just too dark that's why I don't notice the difference :(
6. Sophie Martin Russian Red Lipstick- I love this! Whenever I'm too lazy to dress up, I just put this on and I instantly feel pretty. HAHAHA. Picture of my red lips here. Hoho.
7. Sophie Koshize Pink Lover Lipstick - i already posted about this here. :)

Skin Care (part 1)

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This list is not that updated anymore but I will try to make another post about skin products I currently use :) 

*Photos are not mine :D I googled everything~*
(October 06, 2011)
I rarely do beauty posts but I since I am very bored, I will make one now. Haha. Oh, and I have chickenpox at the moment.  *facepalm* I have red spots all over my body and MY FACE and it's itchy and I'm gonna die soon. Gahd. The doctor said that I should rest for about 2 weeks but I have only 2 weeks left before classes end and it's finals week so I wonder what I'm supposed to do now :| ANYWAY. Enough of all the chickenpox drama, LOL.
These are the products that I used / currently using to take care of my skin.  I'm still unsure of my skin type because I think I have normal to oily skin type (face) but I tend to have dry skin (body) too :|

Sophie Body Butter + Pink Lover Lipstick

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These are two of my favorite beauty products from Sophie: Strawberry Milk Body Butter (PhP 160) and Koshize Lipstick Pink Lover (PhP 190).

I love anything pink, and anything strawberry so I just couldn't resist trying this strawberry body butter.  Ah, I love the scent so much~~ <3

As for the lipstick, a friend told me before that she liked this shade because it conceals the ~natural~ color of her lips.  We have the same uhhm, "dark" lips so this works really well for me too.  :)

Make your own fashion. Create your own business.

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Yup, I finally gave in. I joined Sophie last November 08, 2011. :)

For some of you who have no idea what Sophie Paris is, let me give you a brief introduction :) Sophie Paris International was born in Jakarta in 1992.  It started from a home-based handbag manufacturing business, and has boomed into the country's largest fashion company. In 2002, it opened its doors to the Philippine market.  The Sophie Catalog contains a wide selection of high end bags, watches, and clothes for men and women.  Every two months, it offers different new styles.  In addition, it also offers an array of cosmetics, skin care, and personal care products specially made for Asian skin.

You may build your business by purchasing a starter kit for only PhP 200.  It contains the following: Member registration form, current catalog, membership card, memmbership manual, Sophie Solution Quick Guide, Sophie Paris Card Holder, and a Sophie Paris Door Banner.  

Sophie membership card :) Everything is is so pink *_*

Look, I have lots of orders already~! \:D/ 

Reasons why I joined Sophie:
1. It only requires a small registration fee and there is no financial risk on my part.  It is very easy to join too.   I only paid PhP 200, completed the membership form,  gave a photocopy of my ID, and *poof*! Instant lifetime membership plus the Sophie starter Kit (see pictures above).
2. I earn additional income.  To be honest, I only joined Sophie so that I can get the 30% discount on their products.  But just for fun, I begged asked my roommate if she would like to order stuff, and she did! She even asked some of her friends to order from me.  I really enjoyed all the salestalk (haha sorry na) and all the money. Of course. Haha!
3. I am in control.  How much I earn depends on the products I've sold. There is no quota or limit.  Plus it does not take much time and is very simple.  I just take people's orders, get them from Ate Tin, pay 70% of the total proce of all the products, deliver the products to my customers, and get their money :D It's that easy. 

If there's anything you would like to ask about Sophie Martin, feel free to leave a message!


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Hi! New blog again :) Please bear with me.  I have a dozen online accounts everywhere! Having multiple blogs sure takes a lot of time but I just wanted to explore where I like blogging the most.  I don't know if that makes any sense, haha!  This blog will be dedicated to beauty and/or shopping posts so I hope you'll find something here!

As of now, I will be importing posts from my other blog. I hope it wouldn't take too much time :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Flowery Swimsuit

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Look, Mommy gave me a swimsuit! Hahaha. I've mentioned before that I don't own a swimsuit.  I've never had one since high school (because swimming is required in Pisay T_T) and after that, I did not bother to buy one again.  Not really a summer / beach / pool person.  Heh.
But then I realized I should buy one in case of emergency trips / outings, and in this case, a *surprise* pool party for my Mom's 50th Birthday this coming Friday.  I bet this isn't a surprise anymore and she already knows about this.  Because if not, why give me a swimsuit out of the blue? Hmmm....

Anyway, I love it! This is so me! Hahahaha. Pink and purple and flowery :3 <3 This will look really good with my sheer long sleeve top :)

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