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Beauty Talk: “What’s In My Make-Up Bag?”

I believe that there are two sacred things a man must not look into in a woman’s things: a. underwear cabinet and b. makeup bag. Underwear cabinets are pretty self-explanatory since it ruins the sole meaning of “private space”. The make-up bag is another, well for the record what’s the use of looking at this part of the bag anyways? When you ask them to purchase you a concealer, a man has no clue what it is or even what it is for.

But I believe in that every woman should never walk out that door looking as if she just woke up in her bed and didn’t even had the guts to fix herself in the mirror. As Coco Chanel puts it, “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” 

So for your enjoyment, I would like to share to you a couple of things I always bring to fix and spruce myself up to get me through the day! :)


The contents of my make up bag are as follows: Porefessional, Powder Pop, Lip Gloss, They’re Real! Mascara, Laugh with Me Lee Lee Eau de Toilette : Benefit | Baby Lips Lip Balm : Maybelline | Concealer : E.L.F.


I recently purchased this cute make-up bag from Saizen for only Php 88.00. It holds most of my stuff and can fit my bag perfectly. The black cloth makes it look sleek as well as it does not easily get as much dirty unlike my old make-up bags. A tip whenever you would want to buy a make-up bag, try choosing colors that are dark such as black and blue. Another tip is to buy those plastic transparent ones for you to easily find your stuff from the outside. I prefer choosing a black make-up bag just because whenever my blush explodes from the inside it doesn’t look that dirty. Plus its okay to carry around cause people can’t see what’s inside your bag. :)


I’ve had this Benefit Powder Pop for a while and you can tell that I’m already hitting the pan! The thing about this blush is that it contains three colors. The Dandelion (pink) for that rosy flush. You also have a tan color for that au naturel look as well as a dark colored one for contour in the cheeks. I’ve had this I think early last year and this is the first blush I can’t seem to get enough of!


I have to admit I have chappy lips so whenever I can, I don’t leave home without my lip balm. I’ve tried so many and a lot of brands have failed me, and this Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm is a gift from heaven! It hydrates my lips and lasts for a very long time. I top it all off with my Ticket to Glossytown Benefit Lipgloss in Pink color. It’s very small and handy and I got it from a pack of 6.


Another Benefit magic is the Benefit PoreFessional. I used to bring baby powders with me to remove all the oilyness in my face, with this I don’t have to anymore. You just have to squeeze a small amount and place it in your T-zone and voila the shine in your face is gone. What I like about this is that you can place it under and above your make-up. Talk about hassle-free!


Okay if you are wondering if this is a dual purpose make-up, then I have to answer that with a no. This is actually an Elf Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter. The highlighter that used to be connected to it popped out because the packaging was so-so. The cap that holds the two together is very brittle so it cracked while I was opening it up. Overall, the concealer is okay. I like how it can hide my dark eye circles whenever I have sleepless nights and morning wake-up calls.


I like batting my eye lashes and this one is a keeper! The Benefit They’re Real! Mascara does not only thicken the eye lashes it also curls it and makes it longer! I love how it can open my eyes wider and make it look fresh and nice to look at. I’ll never go back with other brands ever again!


Lastly, a girl cannot leave home without putting a bit of fragrance. Before I leave home, I either put on Daisy by Marc Jacobs or Chanel no. 5. Whenever the essence is no longer there, I always have Benefit’s Laugh with Me Lee Lee Eau de Toilette handy! I love how sweet smelling it is. Its perfect for a day out.

So that’s the contents of my make-up bag. I know that it looks like Benefit sponsored my make-up kit but no. Haha! I kidd, I just truly love the Benefit line so much and how it promotes “natural beauty” rather than faking it with deep shades.

So to my make-up kit to yours, til next post!

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Love always,


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Five Favorites : January 2013

So January has quickly passed by and we are now down to just 11 months before 2014 kicks in. I’ve recently want to publish a few of my favorites of the month. I know it’s a bit late for a January Favorite Post but I think it’s never too late to post these few quirks of mine that I’ve been loving this month of January and hopefully you’ll love them as well.

1. Benefit That Gal Brightening Primer – You can never go wrong with Benefit! My generous uncle has previously given me a sample size of Benefit That Gal Primer that is included within the Confessions of a Conceal-a-holic Kit. And this is by far my most favorite primer of all time. By rolling the screw from the bottom part of the bottle it will squirt out an ample amount of the primer where you will rub it in your fingers and dab to your face. What you will get is an instant brightening of the face. You can either use it with or without makeup/foundation. I love how sweet it smells when you get it out of the bottle, and how as you dab it on to your face, your face will instantly lit up because it gives a very sheer glow.


2. Nivea Creme Moisturizer – I’ve recently purchased this without my mom’s consent. She said that it would make my skin more oily but it has proven otherwise! This product has been around decades ago, probably when my grandma was born and it is amazing on the skin especially if you have normal to dry skin like I do! It leaves your skin moisturized, soft and supple like a new-born baby’s skin. I’ve also noticed how fast it can make my pimples dry up and it never leaves any blemishes after a couple of days!


3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – Utter Perfection (You can read my rave reviews about this book here.)


4. RadioLab Podcast – I give it up to Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich for creating this program and keeping me company during sleepless nights when my thesis happened. Their radio podcast are very entertaining as they mix and match science and the art of storytelling through audio effects. With just a couple of episodes per day, you can actually learn something new about the world we live in and they make it as relatable as possible. From Genghis Khan to the art of Deception, who says science needs to be boring when you have these two! RadioLab is a free podcast that you can download at the iTunes store. You can also check out cool yet informative articles about their show and their guests here.


5. Mango Tweed Blazer – January has become one of the coldest seasons here in the Philippines for 2013. So whenever cuddle weather is on, this blazer is my go-to-jacket. I got this on sale from Mango for 1,400 pesos (it was about 20% off?) and it reminded me so much of Chanel’s signature black jacket. Anything that reminds me of Chanel, I quickly grab it and this one is no exception! With its tweed clothing material plus the gold chains that wraps along the lining, this can quickly glam up any outfit from just t-shirt and jeans and some tank top and shorts. Kudos to Mango for this, I’m loving you more than ever! You guys should also check out their cool blog about fashion week as well as cool parties to attend via their blog “Keep The Beat”.  And have you guys heard? Miranda Kerr is the new face of Mango! <3 <3 <3 I totally agree with them in having Miranda as their New It Girl! She defines all that it is to being a Mango Girl! Not that I love Kate Moss, ScarJo and the Cruz Sisters, but there is something cool and eclectic about Miranda that makes her unique! :) More power to Mango!

You can see me rocking this blazer a month ago via my twitter:


Here are some more ideas for this jacket that I scoured over the net:

Mango Tweed 01 BLOG Deep
Photo from Death By Platforms
From the Mango Fall/Winter 2012 Collection with Kate Moss as the Mango It Girl

So that’s basically my five favorites for the month of January! :) I can’t wait to post more as I am done with thesis. Hopefully I can update this more often that I used to.

Whoops by the way for those of you who are asking whatever happened to me and my thesis, I passed my Thesis Defense and was awarded Best Thesis for the Non-Traditional Advertising Campaign. So WOOT for that :) I’m practically over the moon and on the cloud nine after hearing that. I’m still enjoying my quick break before school comes back again.

Til next time