NYX Xtreme Lip Creme in Buttery Nude

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Zoya Jules Plus Nail Art

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More Ellana Items!

More Ellana Items!

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Lip Ice Sheer Color

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 Everybody should own at least one lip balm. Our lips are delicate so we should take care of it. I always apply lip balm; Before I go to bed, before applying lipstick, and whenever I feel like applying.

 Let me share with you another lip balm from my favorite lip balm brand, LipIce.

LipIce Sheer Color in Strawberry

I love my regular LipIce balm in apple but this one is different, it changes color!

What Lip Ice says:

 With LipIce Sheer Color, you can now protect your lips while making them look beautiful. LipIce Sheer Color is a lip balm that mysteriously turns from white to pink, on application. LipIce Sheer Color  comes with:

  • Natural Beeswax that nourishes and replenishes your lips
  • Natural Olive Oil that softens and keeps your lips moisturization
  • Vitamin A, C and E with deep moisture that keep the lips soft, supple and fresh

LipIce Sheer Color

LipIce Sheer Color appears longer compared to their regular lip balms, but actually this has lesser product. The strawberry variant smells like strawberry candies! For those who does not want scented lip balms, there’s an unscented variant.

In the tube the stick is white but when applied on your lips, in seconds, it changes into a pretty pink color depending on the natural color of your lips.


  • I love how smoothly it glides on my lips.
  • Very moisturizing.
  • The color that it gives off still looks natural.
  • You can choose between candy-smelling lip balms or not.
  • Good lasting power for both the moisture effect and color.


  • The tube is a bit shakey when applying lip balm.

bare lips

with LipIce Sheer Color

Yummy scent + smooth application + very moisturizing + gives a pretty pink color to lips = ADDICTING!

LipIce Sheer Color costs 145php (2 grams). I bought mine at Watson’s.

If you can’t think of what gift to give to your niece, aunt, or girl friend, check out LipIce!

Purple Weekend Nails

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Nail time!

I was browsing the internet and saw this!

 Now I’m wishing I have these glitter + holographic nail polishes!

To ease my frustration, I checked out my nail polish stash and saw some similar (but not really) polishes.

I reached out for my U & A nail polishes which were basically composed of different sizes of glitters, nevertheless, pretty. Easy to apply, opaque in 2 coats, and dries up fast with a shiny finish. It’s a bit gritty because of the glitters but not as bad that a good top coat can’t solve.

For the toes I applied the purple nail polish. They only have numbers for color reference which I’ll show you later in this post.

This polish has silver super micro glitters with purple micro glitters and tiny pentagon holographic glitters.

I decided to go light on my fingers so I applied the silver + cream micro glitters with tiny purple square glitters.

My fingers were pretty and shiny but then I decided to add some nail art. 🙂

The plate that I used was Kand’s CG41. I’m not sure if this is another brand of nail art plates or just an imitation of Konad. Konad plates are hard to find here and are overpriced.

I used Zoya Demi as the nail art stamp polish. This shade is a gorgeous medium dusty mauve with red undertones. This is my favorite nail polish for nail art stamps and a gorgeous color for a full mani as well. (This was given to me as a gift by my sister. Thank you! 🙂 )

For the thumb, I used the pattern on the upper right.

For the rest of my fingers I used the crisscross design, the one on the middle left. Originally, I planned to make French Tips with this design but I cannot apply it in a perfect and uniform straight line on all nails so I decided to apply it diagonally instead. Turns out, it looked better!

Here’s a complete shot of my nail art:

Here are the name/numbers of the nail polishes I used.

The nail polish on the left was the one I used on my toes, the middle one on my nails, and Zoya Demi for the nail art on the right.

For the top coat, I used the one from Face Shop.

My weekend nail art!

Great Mascara Deal!!!

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Beautiful day everybody! Lemming for a good but expensive mascara? Well, I have good news for you! 😀

You read that right! BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!!! Get 2 for the price of 1! How awesome is that!

Lash Expander Frame Plus in Blue Black is a limited edition mascara from the Glass Trick Collection of Majolica Majorca. This was my favorite mascara until Lash King, also from Majolica Majorca, arrived.

bare lashes

Longer and more defined lashes with hints of blue shimmers.

(L) without mascara (R) with mascara

For more details about the product, CLICK HERE.

Buy 1 take 1, so that’s 397.50php per mascara! You can tell a friend and share the 795php. Great deal, right?

Or… You can buy lots and when the time comes that they’re hard to find, you can sell them! Hahaha! Just an idea!

Promo starts tomorrow, March 15, 2012. Promo runs until supplies last.

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