Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I found my lipstick

It was under my office table. Boo!!!


Maybelline Water Shine Collagen Shimmer in C33...

Heels on Wedges



Last Sunday, I walked around in Wedge heels all day, as expected of heels, my feet felt like hell. However, I will still forgive my wedge as it was a hellishly long day that ended nowhere but the grocery store and home.


I’m still in love with my brown suede wedge heels. And I’ve used it at the office today. Thankfully, I’m sitting and thus need not complain about the unusual height. I still want the red canvass, the blue denim and the black cracked fake leather. And the pink and purple too if possible. *meow*


I’m hoping they lower the price even more for this though as the line has been discontinued already. I also hope that I catch all the ones I want before they completely take it off the shelves as they are easier on my feet and they are all so pretty on me.


Size 5 or 5 and 1/5 please!!!

Eating lipstick

I don’t like lip gloss. Lip balm is great and lipstick, a necessary color addition but lip gloss is gross. Or maybe because I don’t buy high-end lip gloss so I wouldn’t know how lip gloss is supposed to feel. Whatever! I don’t care. Too much lip gloss is bad bad bad!!! And why buy high-end lipgloss anyway? It makes your lips shiny and eating greasy food makes your lips shiny too.


I love Maybelline lipsticks. I’ve been using Maybelline lipsticks since forever. Maybe because it’s the cheapest L’Oreal brand around. Or maybe because I just love the hydration. The thing is, I keep forgetting the darn things and/or finishing them off within a month. I end up giving them away to family and then find myself with none.


And today, my burning question is... Where the heck is my new lippie!?! I know I wore it yesterday and was using and reusing it yesterday but I seem to have forgotten it at home again. Ugh!!!

I want a travel mug and I want it now!!!



But I won’t be buying any mugs soon. Someday I will. Hopefully on Christmas or in January. Reasons for the plan so is kind of obvious.


I went to MOA last weekend with Jere to celebrate/mooch. As this was Jere and there was a mall-wide sale, we went to Hobbes and Landes. I fell in lust over the Contigo Spillproof mugs. They were actually kind of expensive at $3k+ but they were in sets of 2’s, 3’s and 4’s, the 4’s being for kids and were in bright colors. I figure, I buy the set of 4 and give the other 3 as Christmas gifts. That would be cool.

Friday, September 17, 2010

New make-up envy

All my high-heeled shoes broke up on me last last week... Or was that last last week? Considering how I was already out of moolah by then (overspending ugh), I only planned on buying shoes this week, now that I’ve gotten my money from the bank. *sigh* So much for working for the bank.

So I went to the shoe store and got really crazy wanting the Keds Wedge Shoes because I tried them on last week, when I was still poor and homeless, and I lusted over 4 pairs that were on clearance sale. I actually wanted to buy the 4 pairs (and a Fila --- also on sale---, and another pair of shoes whose China brand I can’t remember and a spanking new pair of 3-inch bling booties), but I looked at the calendar and realized I’ll be spending on my father’s one-year death anniversary in a month and a half so I really can’t afford double purchases, much less quadruple/multiple ones. So I figured I can make do without the Fila for a while, quietly getting fat as I go... I was going to use the Fila for running/jogging/exercising. And the China brand, I’ll buy once there’s an actual need for it. It looked liked really comfy walking shoes that could pass for sneakers. The bling booties I can make do without. I only want them for a possible purchase of the damn skinny jeans. Please note that yes, I do own a pair of straight jeans but no skinny ones for me. Not that I do not have the legs for it. I have a mighty good set of stems, thank you very much, as my facebook page can attest. It’s just that the skinny jeans are for skinny people and I do not think people should buy such an obvious vanity pair that would go out of style so easily. Boot cuts are my thing, grrr!!!
So on and on I went and so I just bought one pair of the wedge heels. I really liked the red pair because they were more comfortable but it’s harder to pair red with outfits I own, so I went with brown suede, which look darling. I think I’ll buy another wedge on my next pay day and another one on the next if they are still available. They’re clearance and darling so I might not have much luck but here’s to hoping.

With a purchase of only one pair of shoes, I was congratulating myself and considering how I actually do need some lipstick and my Maybelline BB cream was almost out. I should not have stopped by the Covergirl portion. I hit pan with my blush a while ago and was contemplating buying a new one and when I saw the TruBlend Microminerals, I was saying I wasn’t buying any but I did!!! I did!!! And it looked so good on me but now I’m wanting the Finishing Veil and the other blush and the concealer and a lot of other stuff. You are your own worst enemy, right? Tsk tsk tsk!!! I am so disappointed in myself. And yes, I ended up buying the BB cream and lipstick but thankfully Maybelline is like a really cheap brand.

The ipod nano watch



Yes!!! I want one... Badly... Ok, not so bad that I’m going to chuck everything and go to the store to buy one now. Of course not. But if a kind soul would be kind enough as to give me one, I’d be ever so grateful. Hehe!!! Oh well... Might as well get a speaker for my touch first. Grrr!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lemons not used as lemonade

Weird... I was feeling very bad about some pimples that appeared lately and then I keep forgetting to go get a facial. Well... Truthfully, it’s not so much that I forgot to get a facial, it’s more like I’m more into spending the time with my bf more than anything else. So with that tendency of mine to prioritize the wrong thing, the two pimples I had increased in size dramatically and an additional 2 more has popped up on my “heat” week. Grr!!! So unfair! So when my bf bought a bunch of lemons as we were going home, I sliced one and slathered it on my face, waited a minute or so and then washed it off with usual facial cleanser. My pimples actually shrank a little bit. I’ll try it again today. Hope it disappears...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shoe envy

The rain is ruining all of my shoes. I totally need like 4 new pairs at the minimum but I’ll settle for 2. Of course, I won’t buy any but it’s nice to dream, right? The thought of high-heeled glam boots just makes me want to cry for the fact that I can’t afford it but I so want it. I’m going to have to get all my darned shoes fixed. But give me a chance at any of the below and I’m so grabbing them.















Monday, September 6, 2010

Skin care... Why am I complaining?

I’m 26 years old but I look younger than my 20-year old boyfriend. That basically says a lot but I know I’m being so so bad to my skin right now I should be shot. Or something. I definitely need skin pampering to the extreme. Ok, I need a major facial and then moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Tsk tsk tsk!!!

Off to VMV again this weekend. I might as well make them pop these pimps on my face instead of doing it myself. I’d rather not get them to darken and then cry in my little corner because of my own stupidness. And a little bit of extra time in the morning to dry my hair definitely makes my skin thank me. Of course, my boyfriend tends to give me hell over the hair loss I’ve been having over it (in his mind). Just to make it clear, it’s because of my abnormal hormones from my abnormal thyroid that makes my hair this thin. Also, I had a really bad hair job a year ago or so that still stops me from getting some straightening done as I’m not yet that sure I won’t go bald so I’m making do with frizzy-looking hair and trying to unfrizz it on my own.

Gotta get me some sugar from The Face Shop. Those pearl masks of theirs are just so good to me. I might as well buy some for my boyfriend as well. I don’t trust him not to touch his face after that intensive facial he had last Sunday. 5 days straight of facial masks, here I come.

Sparkles and showers after... Hehe!!!

I love...

I always say I blog most when I'm sad

I’m a writer but I’m not a very consistent writer. I tend to mostly write when I’m sad and feeling like the end of the world is right next door. I just tend to sit and soak in my private sunshine when I’m feeling a-ok.

Writing is my own personal barometer for happiness but it’s not necessarily something I tend to do only when I’m sad. Take today for example, with a total of four blog entries posted earlier, and I still have yet to rave over VMV facials, new make-up finds, shoes and techie stuff... I hope I get some time to write them.

By the way, just to say this, I’m not blogging right now because I’m sad. I’m just feeling like it. And kudos to AJ to my recent quiet pause in blog world. XOXO!!!


Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

You were in college, working part-time, waiting tables
Left a small town and never looked back
I was a flight risk, afraid of fallin'
Wondering why we bother with love, if it never lasts

I say, "Can you believe it?"
As we're lyin' on the couch
The moment, I can see it
Yes, yes, I can see it now

Do you remember, we were sittin' there, by the water?
You put your arm around me for the fist time
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

Flash forward, and we're takin' on the world together
And there's a drawer of my things at your place
You learn my secrets and figure out why I'm guarded
You say we'll never make my parents' mistakes

But we got bills to pay
We got nothin' figured out
When it was hard to take
Yes, yes

This is what I thought about:

Do you remember, we were sittin' there, by the water?
You put your arm around me for the fist time
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

Do you remember all the city lights on the water?
You saw me start to believe for the first time
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh

And I remember that fight, two-thirty AM
You said everything was slipping right out of our hands
I ran out, crying, and you followed me out into the street

Braced myself for the goodbye, cause that's all I've ever known
Then, you took me by surprise
You said, "I'll never leave you alone."

You said, "I remember how we felt, sitting by the water.
And every time I look at you, it's like the first time.
I fell in love with a careless man's careful daughter.
She is the best thing that's ever been mine."

You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

Do you believe it?
We're gonna make it now
And I can see it

I can see it now

M. Monroe



I do believe Ms Monroe was a very smart woman underestimated because of how she looks. Yes, in the end, she may or may not have ended her own life, but even if she did, I hope she thought long and hard about it.

I like that my best friends are men...

"This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about."
Marilyn Monroe


I love my Baleno sleeveless tops. Absolutely adore them. They look great over other tops, not bunching up and not making me look fat either. It’s also great under blazers and cover-ups. I do so hate wearing a too-thick top under my blazers, considering the weather and my tendency to feel too hot, or maybe it’s just because the aircon at this office is so much less cooler compared to my old ones. I certainly feel comfy in plain tees here, as long as I cover up my gams with thick pants. So back to my Whalies, I love them even just by their lonesome. They’re definitely a great buy and I’ll continue buying them up in the next months.