Friday, May 15, 2009

Japanese Nail Arts !

I was inspired by lollipop26 to take some pictures of Japanese press on nails I found at 100 yen store today and gave me the reason to update my blog...hehehe =)
Some of the press on nails are new designs for summer and cost ¥315 each. It is affordable and amazing for the price !

Here's the snap photos taken from my cellphone.

I can't remember the last time I used press on nails as I got hooked receiving Nail art in my favorite Nail Salon.But now that I'm a mommy to a 1 yr. old boy, my nails are always short and I'm getting I would paint my own nails & find ways to decorate them.

My nails painted with The Face Shop's( Korean brand ) Neon Pink & Canmake ( Japanese brand )Nail glitter.Top coat I used is from Seche Vite.
I hope this manicure will stay for 1 week.I am loving this color:)

Friday, May 8, 2009

In what order do you apply your makeup ?

I read this question from Makeup and Beauty blog and thought of answering it here for everyone to see :)
After completing my skincare routine ...
Here's my usual order :

1. Prep+Prime Face Protect SPF50
2. Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
4.Mac Mineralized Skinfinish Natural
5.Eye brows
14. Powder Highlighter

So this is my usual steps when I apply my makeup . In what order do you apply your makeup ?

Monday, April 27, 2009


Now I am sure everyone of you knows the lovely Laura who is considered to be one of the most popular and respectable guru on Youtube.
I recently sent her a few stuffs from Japan and look what I found in my mailbox today !!!
She is so sweet to send me so many good cosmetics that can only be found in the UK. Here is what I received in the post today...

I am really digging everything that she sent me. I am so excited to try the Barry M lippies, the Gosh products which is Made in Denmark and a personal favorite of Laura. And I am very happy that she also gave me the Mememe lipgloss which actually glows in the dark when you open it because it has an inbuilt light and a cute little mirror.

Look at that !!! I've never own a lipgloss like this before in my entire life :)

And last but not the least :) She also included a very pretty necklace and the horse pendant is lovely because I think it'll give me much luck. I promise to wear it proudly and treasure it.

I am truly grateful by her sweetness.Thank you so much Laura :) Bless your heart and more power to everything that you do. I will always be here to support you and I hope you'd have a wonderful vacation here in Tokyo.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm back !

Hello all you lovely people !
First of all.I am very happy to see new followers on my blog. It's such a delight to see your pretty faces on top of this page. It is just so inspiring ! I would like to say thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.
I am back from my long vacation and I had so much fun. So much fun that I brought a virus..Oh no =( !!! It's now Day 08 of having chicken pox but I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So hopefully,I'll be getting well soon. I just hope the rashes won't leave any scar esp. on my face. Because I still have the rashes all over my body and my face.
Anyhow, I promise to be back here and start updating my blog again.For now I would like to share a recent photo of me (before I got the chicken pox )and my girl friend taken a week ago while we were in East wood Manila. Have a great start of the week y'all !!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thank you very much to all my new followers !

Hi everyone !
I know I need to update this blog and I will do that soon by posting some of the stuffs that I got these past few weeks. For now I have to say thank you to all my new followers for stopping by and for taking the time to read my blog. I'm so happy to see all of your lovely faces on top of this page. I know I have to visit your blogs too and I will definitely do that..I promise.
Again, thank you very much ! Have a lovely weekend y'all:)

Friday, February 20, 2009

TAG: What I am using right now ?

As an avid follower of lollipop26 I want to participate to this tagging & share the stuffs that I am using right now.

And because I am a nosy person too, if you happen to have the time while reading this blog,pls. leave a comment and share with me the products you are using. I am really interested to know you're using at the moment !!!


Shampoo: H&S Shampoo
Conditioner : H&S Conditioner
Treatment: H&S treatment
Head spa : H&S headspa cream

I love these products because it is very gentle to the scalp and good for damaged,coloured hair.

Hair Treatment : Schwarzcopf Professional BC Kur Hair Advancement - I have been repurchasing this wonderful product because it just makes my hair soft,silky,shiny and damage free. I am quite obsessed with my hair and I can't live without this product:)

Styling products: Nigelle LAFUSION - Japanese brand that I bought at my beauty salon. I've been using this for 11 yrs. This is simply just a styling wax but not a sticky one and I totally adore this product.


Shower gel : Lovespell by Victoria's Secret - this is my current favourite at the moment and my first time to use Victoria's Secret products. If I would have to rate I will only give this product 3 stars compared to my favourite bodyshop products which will always be rated 5 ***** !!!

Body Moisturiser *

Sakura Body Butter by The Bodyshop
alternate with

Lovespell Hydrating Body Lotion

and Grapefruit Body Butter - Japanese brand

Deodorant * - Honestly, I never use deodorants and I am so lucky that I really don't need it. I don't sweat that much and I can swear to you I don't smell weird just because I never use a deodorant. I remember an ex bf was actually surprised to know that I don't use a deodorant.


Cleanser - Shiseido Oil Cleanser or Biorre

Exfoliator/Face Scrub : St.Ives Blemish & Blackhead control Oil free with Salicylic acid - I use this 2 or 3x a week.
Facial Choco Cacao Scrub


AM : Shiseido ELixir products

PM: Clenziderm OBAGI products


Eye cream : Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite x3 Ultimate Whitening Anti Dark circles eye treatment
Primer: Lancome Paris UV Expert DNA Shield Active Triple Protection SPF 50. I've been using this as a Primer and as a protection from the sun.But I am thinking of purchasing Chanel Base Lumiere !

Foundation: Studio Fix NC30 for foundation and NC35 for fix fluid

Foundation Brush : I own the brush from Mac but I never use it,instead I use my fingers because it 's easier.

Concealer: Mac 's Select Moisture cover

Powder: Blot Powder Pressed in Medium or MAC MSF natural in medium or Revlon Colorstay Mineral Foundation Ligh/Pale

Blusher : Mac's Limited item Celebrity Pink. I love this blush and I'm in search for a pretty blush like this. I wish this wasn't a limited edition.

Revlon powder blush Apricot Glow - a pretty alternate

Bronzer : Mac's refined golden

Highlighter: Belightful Iridescent powder: love this product so much !

Eyeshadow base: I use Cream color base PEARL - love this product ! A must have.

Eyeshadows: MAc's Brule,Honesty,samoa silk,mythology,bronze,folie,studied brown from MAc Eyepalette 1

Eyeliner: Mac Fluidline

Eyelash curler: Shiseido

Eyelash base: Lancome CILS Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base - great product.

Mascara: Lancome's Amplicil or the Definicil - #1 favourite and Mac's Loud Lash

Lipstick: Mac's Peachstock - I am inlove with nude looks lately !

Lipgloss: Mac's Viva Glam VI special edition

Nail color : China Glaze For Audrey

Wanna share what you're using right now ???
Thanks for reading:)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Luckymirai Blog,Wednesday Poll, Feb.04

Photo : Shibuya, Tokyo

I read this poll from Makeup & Beauty Blog and I like these kind of posts. So I am copying it and if you have the time pls. share yours... :)

Mood: Happy

Craving : Ramen

Outfit: Hello Kitty Outerwear :)

Nail polish: 2nite by China Glaze.. very pretty colour !

Makeup or beauty confession: My natural hair is showing and I badly need a haircut and straightening. I already made an appointment and made a reservation on Saturday:)

People say I look like : mostly local stars from here like Seto Asaka,Mizuki Alisa

Body lotion: Sakura or Japanese Cherry Blossom by The Bodyshop

Cheeks and Lips: Mac Mineralized blush in Gleeful, Peachstock by Mac

Fragrance: With Love

Today, I’m hoping for a good dose of - Energy and Patience.

Favorite snack: Choco Pie by Lotte ( I think I ate the whole box ! 6pcs. YIKES ! )

Weekly goals: Not to spend too much time on the internet,update my blog more often, watch the tv shows I recorded, save and control myself from shopping stuffs that I really don't need. I guess that's it for now.there's too much..LOL.

What’s up my lovelies ?! Let me know how you’re doing these days. Just copy the empty list and then paste it with your answers in the comments.

Nail polish:
Makeup or beauty confession:
People say I look like (fill in celebrity name here):
Body lotion:
Cheeks and Lips:
Today, I’m hoping for a good dose of ____ .
Favorite snack:
Weekly goals

My favourite perfumes Part 1

Perfumes that I mentioned here :

#1 - Hilary Duff With Love
#2 - Incanto by Salvatore Ferragamo
#3 - Chance by Chanel
#4 - Miracle by Lancome
#5 - Still by Jennifer Lopez
#6 - Bulgari
#7 - Envy Me by Gucci

How about you, What is your favourite perfume ? I would really like to know :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Shiseido Skincare.. So far so good !

So I made another visit to my favourite shopping mall last week and head on to Shiseido counter and got myself a new Skincare set.I have been thinking of getting this set since last year because I heard a lot of good reviews from my friends who have been using it. What I love about these products is that it includes Collagen and Elastin extracts, which makes skin feel so soft,elastic,renewed and moistured. Shiseido Elixir also prevents dullness and dryness.The HAKU2 is able to prevent and lighten pigmentation, as well as to minimize the area of liver spots caused by sun exposure. It also helps to restore damaged skin caused by UVA/UVB, polution or other environmental factors.

I would definitely recommend this wonderful Skincare products by Shiseido.I chose the Whitening Essence because I want to eliminate old dark spots caused by pimple.I have actually been using these products for 2 weeks now because I received a sample and I was very satisfied so I decided to purchase the set.
What about you,What Skincare products are you using on your face ?

For more info : Check here

Shiseido Elixir Superieur Whitening Essence ( Lotion,Haku Whitening Essence,Emulsion)
this is the normal set:

Shiseido Elixir Superieur Reset Whitening Night Cream
( next purchase )


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

China Glaze Haul & 3 of my current favourites part 1

Presenting my China Glaze purchases from 8ty8

From left to right - Tempest,Ruby Pumps, In awe of amber, Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat,Frostbite,For Audrey,Recycle


From left to right - Outta bounds, VIII,2nite,Sexy in the City, Emerald Sparkle.

I had a great deal and I am satisfied with their quick shipping and services.I definitely recommend you to try ordering from their website.
Mind you, China Glaze is ridiculously expensive here and a bottle of China glaze is around $16.00.

These are 3 of my favourite nail polish from the 12 bottles I purchased.
From left to right - Recycle, Sexy in the City, 2nite.

Swatches :


* China Glaze Recycle


thumb - VIII - index - 2nite - middle - Tempest -ring - Outta bounds - pinky - In awe of amber

thumb - Recycle - index - frostbite - middle - For Audrey - ring - Ruby Pumps - pinky - Sexy in the city.

Nail Sticker ( purchased here and it's Made in Japan )that is very pretty.

Here's the price list of nail polishes in Japan. See how pricey they are !

OPI Nail Lacquers - $22.00
China Glaze - $16.00
Essie - $19.00
Mavala - $8.00
Orly - $14.00
Seche Vite Top Coat - $21.00
Opi Top Coat - $ 21.00
LA Nail EzFlow - $.19.00

I can't wait to make another purchase and next time I will be ordering a few OPI nail lacquers ( one of my fave nail polish brand ) as well. How about you, What is your favourite nail varnish brand and your favourite colour at the moment ? Any recommendations ?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Je taime Paris x Set for the day !

and so i found this wicked site on Lola Say's What blog and i played around and created this lovely ensemble.
Je taime Paris x
Je taime Paris x by xoxmilz

What do you think of this set ?

YAY or NAY#1

$$$ What's Hot and What's Not $$$

<<< YAY >>>

1.Lady Gaga - everything about her is HOT !

2.The Current Custom - #17 Most Subscribed this week on YT.
Congrats Lorraine!

3.YSL cosmetics - IMHO, the price is worth it.

4.Shiseido Elixir Skincare - will be posting about this lovely product tom.

5.Manchester United lead player Christian Ronaldo - OMG ! Gorgeous body.

6.Essie Spring 2009 Collection

7.Charice Pempengco - singing at Pres.Obama's Inaguaration Day - YAY Charice !

<<< NAY>>>

1.AI Sanjaya's Debut Album - I'm sorry I'm not a fan.

2.More bombings at Gaza

3.Global Crisis

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I call this my PHAT nail polish !

So Laque Rogue Escarpin
(Matt Red )

Like Pink nail polishes, Reds are my favorites too. The color just gives you an instant energy and you always feel sexy ! This is my nail polish at the moment and I used Bourjois So Laque Enamel Rogue Escarpin. The color is so rich and it dries up pretty quick. So Laque is also enhanced with vinyl that makes this high shine and ultra glossy.

I just wish Bourjois nail polishes would cut down on their prices. This bottle is ¥1,050 and that is around $11.00 in the US. Can you recommend a good site for nail polishes besides 8ty8,head2toe and transdesign for me ?

* Oh and for those of you who doesn't know the meaning of Phat - Pretty Hot and Tempting :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

ramblings of a new blogger.

I am very new to this so called " blogging " and I admit I am not very good compared to other bloggers on the internet. I find this as my new way of communication,meeting new people,gaining new friends from all walks of life from every part of the world. This is my new interest and my share of knowledge to the world of blogging.

I am not sure if there's someone out there who is reading the contents of this page. I don't have any followers yet and at this time I only have one comment. At any rate, if you accidentally bump to this site. Let me know by leaving a comment so I could view your blog as well.
Thank you for reading and I hope that everything is great in your world.


Japanese Fashion Magazines !

* signature purse and charms by Jill Stuart

I love to purchase Japanese fashion magazines every month because there's loads of trendy styles from clothing, to bags,shoes,jewelries/accessories, nail art and everything that you could think of and that includes fashionable undergarments.
Japanese fashion magz also feature tutorials on how to take care of your skin, how to apply make ups, how to apply nail polishes/ nail art and so on and so forth. You don't have to worry if you can't read Japanese because you will definitely learn just by looking at the photos.

One of the things I like about Japanese fashion magazines is that they would enclose a special gift inside like a signature pouch, key chain/ charms and sometimes make up or skin care samples. How cool is that ??
If you want Japanese fashion magazines pls. let me know. I am open to swaps:)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Have you heard of Schwarzkopf Hair treatments ?

I know it is difficult to pronounce the name of the brand. But this is my favorite hair treatment product that especially cares for my hair that has been exposed from so many chemicals due to hair straightening,dyeing and heat from hair dryer.
I use it everyday when my hair is still damp and I just apply it thoroughly to the ends of my hair.
It will definitely make your hair healthy,
soft,silky, shiny and damage free. I used to visit the salon once or twice a month to received hair treatment services. But when I discovered this wonderful product I realize I don't have to spend so many "Yens " to my expensive beauty salon. Schwarzkopf BC KUR Hair Advancement definitely works !

Do you have a special hair product that really works ?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year !

* picture attached is called " Okazari " - traditional Japanese New Year decoration. Almost every houses hang it outside their doors to stay away from bad spirits and to bring good luck.

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu, means Happy New Year in Japan...

Here's my wishes for my family and friends and to everyone who visits this blog.

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address!

Happy New Year to all !