Sunday, January 30, 2011

MINI HAUL: My First NYC Products!

Another mini haul?! I can't stop purchasing beautiful products on ebay!
Pleeeeease...pleeasseee... pleaaseee stop me!!!

As I recall, I ordered these last Wednesday (January 26) on ebay. *I forgot the name of the shop. Sorry. :|*

My HG concealer is running low so I need to repurchase. But again, I was attracted to this super cheap/affordable NYC set from the same ebay seller. So, I ended up buying 2 sets. haha! You know the feeling when your mind's telling you: "Kat, look...so pretty right?! It would look good with your outfit next week." AARRGGG! oh please.. :|

Little Black Back Set: P190 approx $4.4
  • Eye shadow trio
  • Liquid Lip gloss (the shade is very similar to ELF's blush in their Duo blush and contour powder)
  • Blush (the pan came off the packaging! Glad I didn't drop it!)
  • Travel size blush brush
  • Black zipped plastic envelop
 Silver Lining Set: P190 approx $4.4
  • Eye shadow trio (I love the combination!)
  • Liquid Lip gloss
  • Blush (this one stays on the packaging. I was thinking it would end up like the peach one. LOL)
  • Travel size blush brush
  • Silver/gray zipped plastic envelop

My HG concealer! P299.75 approx $6.9
Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in Cream which I can only find on ebay. :(

+ Shipping fee :)

Have you tried NYC products? 
Looking forward to hear what you think about it! :D
  
Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Friday, January 28, 2011

MINI HAUL: Wet n Wild Mega Eyes Trio

I' very excited about these, my first Wet n wild products!
I bought in on-line (Ebay) from 
For P99.75 each! plus P100 shipping fee.
Great deal right?!

I ended up buying 6 of them:
  • 2 Venetian Violets (one for my mom)
  • Belgian Chocolates
  • Island Blues
  • Egyptian Sands
  • Amazon Greens

Have you tried these yet?
I promise, I'm gonna make reviews and swatches for these babies! :D

Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

KLUDGE MOISTURE LIPSTICK SOPHIE MARTIN


 POCKET SIZE [P105 per box]
with 5 tiny lipsticks. :)
Net 0.45gr



 Without flash / Natural Lighting

You can check their site at:
(Sorry if it's kinda blurry.)
Candy Peach  and Sunset peach are my favorite! :D
Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mini Haul: Sophie Martin Stuffs

I just love doing haul posts!!! Keeps me updated with what I got recently. [Coz I tend to forget things easily. Especially the prices.. UURRG! LOL.]

A friend of mine which I didn't see for a very long time (4 or 5 years I guess) visits my mom last Wednesday at her work and asked if she could visit us with her mom on Friday. [My mom and hers are very good friends when we where in grade school.]

Friday: Unfortunately her mom didn't came with her. She's not feeling well. So, we talked a lot and shared some experiences (chikkas) from the things that happened to us when we where in college, especially LOVE LIFE! :)

After a long talk, she shared me that she's now working at Sophie (as an agent) and told me that If ever I want something from it, I could order from her directly. Of course with discount! :)

I wanted to make my next post as a haul that's why I didn't post anything since then. I wanted to wait for my Sophie stuffs! So, here's what I got:
 SHOSANA BAG [P540]
 TWO PHASE MAKE UP REMOVER [P105]
 BLACKHEADS BRUSH REMOVER [P155]
TESTER LIPSTICK [P105]
comes with 5 small testers per box
  • Koshize Tester Package 1
  • Koshize Tester Package 2
  • Kludge Tester Package 1
  • Kludge Tester Package 2
HOW CUTE ARE THOSE?!
I'll make a review soon!
Have you tried Sophie's make up products? Comment! :)

You can check their site at:
Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My First Award :)

I was so shocked and surprised with Beauty-Addict's comment earlier. "hey! you've been awarded! The Versatile Blogger Award! its on my blog dear!:)" 2 hours after, I got another comment from Beauty Loft "I gave you an award!"

Yummycharm: Frappe Earrings and Phone charms :)

I just wanna share the most wanted item that I'm selling on-line. :)
I really like this personally. I love making those cute white and red swirls/twirls? (Haha. I don't even know how to call it.) I got busy these past few weeks and didn't have enough time to do blogging :( And it's all because of these cuties! :3 Need time making orders for my dear clients (they don't like delays).
One of my Yummycharm's best sellers are the frappe studs and phone charms. Studs are P80.00 [$1.8] per pair and phone charms are for P50.00 [$1.13] each. I also sell frappe necklaces for P150.00 [$3.4] each, key chains for P50.00 [$1.13] each and rings for P130.00 [$2.9] each :)
Handmade accessories from polymer clays, some metal findings, glaze, cut logo sticker and some love :3 Baked for 15 minutes like a real food. @_@
Comes in different colors:
red, pink, blue, green, brown, yellow, purple...
(pretty much any color that you can think. hehe)
I combine my clays to get my desired color when molding :)

Visit my shop at:
[You'll get 10% off if you purchased more than 10pcs assorted.]

Any suggestions for a cute design for accessories? :)
Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TIPS: Mobile Phone Pouch and Screen Protector

Since I got my new phone I've been hunting for jelly cases and screen protectors that would fit in my HTC Desire HD. I searched the entire stalls and shops at SM Megamall Cyberzone and didn't find any. :( I don't wanna put my new phone in my bag unprotected, we all know what can possibly happen especially to touch phones with big screens. LOL

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A little something about me: What makes me busy/HAPPY?!

I started blogging last November 2010 and got addicted to it. I almost post reviews and random stuffs once or twice a day. But unfortunately, I need to catch up with what I really do before I got into blogging... Making cute handmade accessories from polymer clays! :D
I started molding cute stuffs last February 2010. Opened my own On-line shop on the same month and still enjoying the art of claying! (http://yummycharm.multiply.com) I'm a frustrated graphic artist. LOL. But who cares? That doesn't mean anything now that I have designed my own on-line shop. :D
This clay art is part of my life now. I personally think that I'm not gonna be like this if I didn't decide to make and sell this UBER-CUTE stuffs! No Yummycharm = no make ups, gadgets, money, lovely and friendly customers, honest and loyal resellers, happy times, etc. :)) I really owe it to my dear customers! :)
However, I cannot leave my blog world! :D I'm starting to enjoy it (especially when meeting new beauty friends) and would definitely update it often! :) 
Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Friday, January 14, 2011

ELF, Revlon, Everbilena and Cetaphil Haul

It's me and my piggymine's 2nd anniversary yesterday (I use to call him piggy all the time! LOL) and yes, we went shopping! But honestly we just wanna watch a 3D movie again. Gulliver's Travels is a hilarious!


Anyway, here's what I got yesterday (with first impressions):
ELF Lucious Liquid lipstick P129.75 ($2.8)

  • Ok now, I'm totally obsessed with it. I'll buy more soon! :D
  • Great pigmentation and very smooth in application.
  • Little product. I want more! :D
ELF Super glossy lip shine SPF15 in Candlelight P129.75 ($2.8)
  • I hate it. :/ (but I love my Pink kiss gloss)
  • I compared it with my glossy lip shine in Pink kiss and it doesn't have the same amount of product. It's lesser and irritate(burns) my lips. I don't know why.

ELF Essentials Eye Shadow Palette Limited Edition in Party P249.75 ($5.55)

  • Again, I'm impressed with the pigmentation! (except the mint shade)
  • Glittery and great for dark/night makeup!
Everbilena Blush in Rose P110.00 ($2.4)
  • Small amount of product goes a long way!
  • I love the packaging.
Revlon Beyond Natural 2-way Foundation with SPF12 in 07 Medium Beige P875.00 ($19.4)
  • Honestly, I can't say anything about it unless  use it for like 10 days. As you all know, I have extremely oily skin so until now I'm searching for the best foundation that I can use for my makeup. :(
Cetaphil Oily skin cleanser 125ml P548.00 ($12.17)
  • This would be my 3rd bottle. and I love this product ever since! :D
Watsons Moisturizing lipbalm in Sweet strawberry and wild cherry P49.75.00 ($1.08) each
  • I just got this to get the free brush set. LOL. I can't resist blue products! ;p
Make up bag from Cetaphil FREE
  • Comes free with my cetaphil oily skin cleanser. 
Hair Brush set from Watsons FREE
  • Comes free with a minimum purchase of P1,200.00 and any purchase participating products on SM Beauty (I got 2 moisturizing lip balms).

Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My First HTC mobile phone. [Big help Sir! :)]

After a long hunt of the best smart phones available in the market. (3 days of purely internet research. HAHA. I need to be sure before spending too much especially if it's my money.:p) I was told to get HTC Desire by my friends. Of course, I searched again for reviews especially vs the phones I really knew before I heard of HTC. (That would be the iPhone4, Blackberry Bold, and Samsung Galaxy S.

After reading some reviews with the iPhone 4, I personally think that I don't really need to have it because I do have my iTouch already. And the only thing I do now with it is browse through the net. Honestly, after a month or two, I'm kinda fed up with the games. But it was fun though and I will still keep it.

I can't use Blackberry's wi-fi features here in the Philippines if I'm not subscribed with Globe or Smart's internet plans. Unless I crack it that would definitely ruin the warranty. (That's what I know.)
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Why not Samsung Galaxy S? I really can't say something nice or bad about it, but I'm not just a fan of Samsung particularly when it comes to mobile phones. Had it ones and I wanted to try something new now.

Back to the main topic, I'm sort of mixed up with HTC Desire and HTC Desire HD. Is HTC Desire HD worth buying? Do I really need it's HD features? Honestly, I can't choose between the two.

So, I asked some advice from my former Computer Professor regarding Desire/HD. I wanted to have one this month but I'm pretty confused to what I'll get and what I need.

Being so kind and generous with his IT knowledge, he shares what he have in mind: (via Facebook message)
"I'm a big fan of Sony Ericsson. But my personal choice would be Xperia X10 (or even the mini version but most especially the Xperia Arc) :D

My wife is using the HD version.

To confuse you a bit less - the main difference is obviously the HD part. To compensate, it needs more "power" and having a 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor and 768 MB RAM are 2 of them. It also has a huge 4.x" screen so you can watch those HD creations. The 8MP camera is pretty good with face recognition, etc. And you can, of course, create HD videos in 720p. You can even hook it up to your TV.

The HTC Desire is a bit less than that.

I recommended the Desire/HD because I've seen it in action plus I'm a #droidlover :D And you know us in IT, we're not 'regular' users. We exploit them :D

Again, the main difference is the HD part. If you don't need that then I suggest you go for the Desire. Save some bucks and maybe spend it on accessories (like protection).

With these smartphones, remember 2 things (there's a lot but just 2 for now):

1. They tend to suck up your battery life. So, turn off everything feature that 'vibrates' and, especially, 3G. Unless needed of course.

2. They have 'background updates'. If you have, for example, enabled Facebook and Twitter (using the apps or the software that came with the phone, etc), they tend pull updates from your profile. So, if you're phone is configured for mobile internet (not the free WiFi stuff), prepare to pay for it. Literally. Unless of course your phone plan comes with mobile Internet.

I hope I'm able to help rather than confuse you more. Here's a comparison link (you'll notice the only difference is, in fact, HD):

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Anyhow, thank you to his kind response that actually made me get HTC Desire HD earlier. I'm totally impressed with my android phone. I think I'll just toss my iTouch and Nokia e72 back to their boxes now. LOL. Business and fun phone in one! :)

Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Review: Tomato's His and Her Watch

PRODUCT INFO:
  • Battery Life: Would last approximately 2 years.
  • Material: Watch cases use high grade silver and gold plating which are generally hypoallergenic and nickel free. Case back and strap buckle are all 100% stainless steel which are 100% hypoallergenic.
  • 3 Hand model watch (includes all models with an hour, minute and second hand)
  • PRICE: P800.00 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Review: ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine with SPF15 in Pink Kiss

PRODUCT INFO:
  • This Super Glossy SPF 15 formula fights environmental damage while leaving your lips with a healthy glossy glow. The delicious flavor and sweet scent will leave you licking your lips in delight! The perfect on the go tube that is mess proof for anywhere and anytime!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Review: Ellana 's Elizabeth Cosmetic Bag

 PRODUCT INFO:
  • L-9"; W-3.5"; H-3"
  • Made of soft waterproof satin.
  • Comes only in black wih silver zipper, with 2 compartments, front panel comes with side pocket with zipper, and 2 more pockets (which my bag doesn't really have), back panel comes with one side pocket.
  • No bag name or tag attached.
  • PRICE: P250.00

Saturday, January 8, 2011

MINI HAUL: Ellana Minerals Brushes

  • I ordered one (1) slanted eyeliner brush, one (1) eye contour brush and one (1) mineral powder concealer 1g in radiant last January 7 and received the packaged on the 8th. :) That was fast! :D
  • I'm really impressed with their customer service, the last time I received my second (or third) package they didn't include my oatmeal soap. I e-mail them and the next day, my soap arrived!(shipping free) :D
  • Again, I got a free brush bag after purchasing 2 of their eye brushes.
  • I will definitely do a review about these brushes soon! :)
  • Products can be bought at: http://ellanaminerals.com/

SLANTED EYELINER BRUSH
FIRST IMPRESSION:
  • Not tapered enough.
  • I personally think this would not work for my gel liners, but would definitely work to define my brows.
  • I'm falling in love with the slender handle. LOL

PRICE: P200.00

EYE CONTOUR BRUSH
FIRST IMPRESSION:
  • SUPER soft! :D

PRICE: P200.00
MINERAL POWDER CONCEALER IN RADIANT
FIRST IMPRESSION:
  • This works wonders! @_@ (it really covered up my dark spots! But still, I have to take time to give a good review on it.)

PRICE: 1g = P100.00
FLAT TOP BABY BUKI BRUSH & BABY BUKI BRUSH
ordered by my dear cousin IANNE :)
FLAT TOP BABY BUKI BRUSH:
BABY BUKI BRUSH:
  • FIRST IMPRESSION: It's okay. But I prefer my charm baby buki brush :)
  • PRICE: P300.00

Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cute Stuffs: Cupcake Tissue Holder!

Soft Cake Blueberry Tissue Holder

I'm not really sure about it's price but I think It's the same with my coin bank. This came with my coin bank actually and also given by my Mom :D
(She really knew how I love anything BLUE!)
P149.75 [approximately $3.48]
Also made from high quality plastic material and not edible! haha!
This is my favorite! I keep pulling tissues out of it with no reason. I just love how it actually cuts it whenever it touches the opening's edges. eerrrr... I can't explain it. LOL. 

Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Cute Stuffs: Charming yet Affordable Princess Mug!

This would be my first post for my cute stuffs collections!
Hope you enjoy! :)
I'll be posting more cute stuffs soon!
Princess Mug:
Made from High quality plastic material. Not Microwavable.
the mug itself 4.5 inches in height + .7 inches for the lid
Bought it from Clipper for P149.75 [approximately $3.48]

I'm using it for my makeup burshes! :)
Long handled brushes for the mug and kabuki brushes for the lid :D

Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Monday, January 3, 2011

Cute Stuffs: Save Some! :)


Bear Coin Bank from Clipper.
P149.75 [approximately $3.48]
about 5.5 inch in height and 4.4 inch width
but this is actually given by my Mom :D

How cute is that?!
It has a lid underneath so whenever it's full you can take your coins out and buy a bunch of makeups! LOL :D

Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

Review: NYX Round Lipsticks (with swatches)

PRODUCT INFO:
  • CLAIMS: NYX Round Lipstick is smooth and moisture with every application!
    This is a velvet-textured lip cream that covers the lips with rich color that smoothes and moistures lips with each application. NYX Round Lipstick is NYX's best selling lipstick. 
  • Net WT. 0.14oz (4g)
  • INGREDIENTS: Ceresin Wax, Polyethlene Wax, Candelilla wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Beeswax, Lanoline Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Mineral Oils, Octyl Palmitate, BHA, Propyl Paraben, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, D&C Red No.A1 Lake, Pearl Powder, Iron Oxide. 
  • WHERE TO BUY? http://www.cherryculture.com/ ($2.50)
  • PRICE: P160.00 at http://carefreeshopper.multply.com
    WHAT I LOVE:
    • Smooth and creamy
    • Highly Pigmented
    • Very cute packaging
    • The color display on the packaging really helps a lot!
    • Affordable
    • Great dupes for mac lipsticks
    WHAT I HATE:
    • Scent (Flowery like scent that most of you would like. I can almost taste it. But It's bearable.)
    RATING:
    • 4.5 out of 5
    WILL I REPURCHASE?
    • Maybe, but I think these shades are enough for me now. :)
    Hugs and kisses, Kat :>

    Review: ELF Essentials Eye Shadow Palette Limited Edition

    PRODUCT INFO:
    • CLAIMS: The beautiful soft textures melt into the skin for vibrant color that lasts. Convenient and easy to apply, just layer the colors to achieve desired look. Apply wet or dry for a fabulous look that never creases or fades. 
    • INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Paraffinium Liquidu(Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, MethylParaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)
    • PRICE: P249.75 [approximately $5.8]
    • AVAILABLE SHADES: Party Eyeshadow palette, Natural Eyeshadow Palette
    • DIMENSIONS: 3"L x 3"W x 0.5"H
    • WHERE TO BUY? www.eyeslipsface.com