Thursday, November 28, 2013

Nyx Powder Blush Mocha

Blush has been a vital part of my daily makeup routine, without it I would look sick and pale. So when my old cheek color ran out, I scanned the net for the next best affordable blush. I came across NYX which is a brand I trust for lippies and apparently they have good reviews for their blushes as well.
(During this time, the official NYX store at Megamall hasn't opened yet) I thought of buying it online but I wanted to try on the different shades as the color may appear different. Fortunately, I remembered that there was a certain store in Greenhills that sells authentic Nyx products - The Make Up Store.
I really had a hard time choosing the best shade. I even thought of buying my three favorites, but good thing it all came down to MOCHA. =) If I remember it correctly I got it for P320.00.


With its name, you're probably expecting a brownish tone but it's NOT. It's actually more of an old rose or warm pink which is perfect to get that slightly flushed look.

[With flash]

[With Natural Light]

What I love about it:
  • The most important thing is that it didn't cause any breakouts.
  • It's really pigmented. I only need a couple of strokes to get the right amount of color. (This means it will last longer.)
  • Very affordable
  • It's not glittery and it has a nice matte finish which is good for my oily skin.
  • Blends well.
  • Lasts 2-4 hours
  • Nice, simple and light packaging ( I hope it won't break easily though)
The only thing I hope it could improve on is it's staying power but over all, it's a great buy for me.
Check out their wide range of powder blush here.
Have you tried the other shades? Let me know what you think!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Prayer of Solidarity for Yolanda Victims

Sharing this prayer from today's anticipated mass at Sanctuario del Sto. Cristo Parish.

God our Father, in faith, we acknowledge your care for us.
In hope, we trust in your divine providence.
In love, we invoke your help and guidance during these difficult days.

Grant eternal peace to those who lost their lives.
Embrace the children who died in their innocence.
Console those who are grieving.

Encourage those who suffer the destruction of their homes
and properties as their rise from the ruins and rebuild their future.

Bless all those who extend a helping hand to those in need of
food, shelter and clothing, and provide an assuring presence
to those who are lost and confused.

Let the Holy Spirit renew our land and people.

Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Project Pie

I've always loved pizza but I have this bad habit of removing the toppings I don't like (pineapple, pepperoni etc) So when I heard about Project Pie is opening in Manila, I knew it must be for me.

My friends and I went there one Saturday morning around 11 am. Good thing there were still available seats.
I loved how this place was designed, from the quote-covered walls, to the hanging lamps and the simple yet modern interiors.
Design. Build. Eat - Project Pie allows you to pick from their set meals or start with a bare base then customize it to your own taste. 
This was the most time-consuming part - deciding what to get. Everything in the menu looked yummy. 
I decided to create my own pizza, using #4 as the set toppings (sliced tomatoes, fresh chopped basil, mozzarella, parmesan and garlic) with more cheese and more mushrooms (customize part). While you're picking your toppings, you could watch their staff create your meal thus assuring that it's super clean. I would also like to commend how friendly their staff was. They even suggested other toppings that would go well with my pizza.

I also ordered their traditional sweet China Mist tea which was totally different from the usual ones you get from restaurants. You could taste that it's really tea and not powdered. They have traditional sweet, sweet peachy green and freshly brewed unsweetened black tea. I'm not really into tea but I surprisingly liked it. I tried both the traditional and peachy one but I couldn't really say the difference. My bill was P 350.00

After a few minutes my name was called and my lunch was served hot and crisp, fresh from their oven.
This was my friend Kai's own mix.
and my friend Victor's.
By the entrance, they have a little photo booth and I told my friends we couldn't leave without a souvenir. You could immediately tag it to your twitter/IG account.

This was actually our first shot but I think the guy at the back wasn't too happy about it. =P
One order is just perfect for me. (Sorry Kai there was no more room to try the Nutella pizza) I'm glad to see that after finishing my meal, my plate/tray was empty and there were no topping leftovers.
Project Pie is located at 1555 Laurel Street cor. Shaw Boulevard Brgy. Wack Wack Mandaluyong Metro Manila (beside Lee Gardens)

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new" -Einstein
(one of my favorite quotes on the wall of Project Pie)

Shrek, Rattle and Roll

Our theme for this year's Halloween party is Shrek. Congrats to our team who won the 3rd place of our annual Halloween event =)

Our work area was turned to the 'Swamp' where Shrek lives.

Inside the workstations, you'll feel like you're inside the forest. You can even smell the dried leaves that were included in the props.

As you go along, you'll walk through the 'village' with a big fair where kids can enjoy some games and could win awesome treats: more candies and Shrek cupcakes =)

For the costumes, we opted to use masks so kids could easily recognize us (and to avoid the mess of face paints). Another good thing about wearing masks is you won't get tired of smiling during photo ops. However, the downside is you won't get to have a pic taken with your real face. =P 

This is me aka Princess Fiona (part ogre and part human) and my teammate Irving as Shrek.
For Shrek, we had to use a winter jacket and a pillow to make him bigger. Imagine how hot it was for him (sorry Irving). 

Then we were joined by the other cast: Ruru as Prince Charming, Jeremie as Puss in Boots, PD as Donkey & Iz as our princess guest.

Then it was time for the most important part of the party: TRICK OR TREAT!! (including photo ops with kids and kids at heart)

By the end of the tour, you'll reach the kingdom of Far Far Away.

Since I wasn't able to go around due to my 'mascot' duties, I just grabbed these pics from my teammates: Iells, Lloyd (our official photographer) and from Jenny (via FB). Overall, I have to say Shrek was a hard theme but we did our best to pull it off and most importantly, we had a lot of fun =)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MT Casa at Heima Brixton

After a super awesome lunch at Project Pie with some friends, we had an instant side trip to Heima Brixton.

I have always loved Heima eversince I have spotted their fun and lovely furniture from Real Living magazines, and from Kamiseta shops and Vanilla Bakery.

Good thing we still caught the MT Spaces Exhibit for the launch of MT Casa products that are now available at Heima. This was participated by Real Living Magazine, Everywhere we Shoot, Carina Santos and The Googly Gooeys.

Here's a closer look of the colorful pieces in the exhibit. Everyone did a great job with the decorating using MT Casa's famous washi tapes but my favorite one would be from Googly Gooeys. For me, it's more vibrant, it is filled with lots of interesting items and I loved it's 'homey' vibe.

At Heima, you can also find good books about art, interiors and decorating.

 Love artsy stuff? They have a wide collection of wall art, postcards, wrappers and colorful washi tapes from MT Casa.

You will also find quirky and vintage items that collectors would surely appreciate.

My dream home would definitely be filled with Heima items. Their classic style with the right pop of color would surely turn any dull area to WOW!

 Visit Heima Brixton at Unit 103, Three Brixton Bldg. #3 Brixton St. Brgy Kapitolyo Pasig City
They are open Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 7pm. You can also call them at 5017588 for inquiries.
Check out their website for their other branches.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013