Aug 14, 2013


Hi everyone!!

In case you do not know, I have worked as a nurse before and of course, we are not allowed to wear nail polish when working. I ma not a nail polish junkie to be honest and I really have a hard time putting on nail polish plus I find that other nail polishes chip off after a day or two and they are such a hassle to maintain or remove as well. Not to mention, I have very unattractive fingernails to start with. :(

But, since I work online now and admit it or not, it is kinda nice to see your colored fingernails while typing on the keyboard right? I have been practicing and trying to put nail polish since last year and I have even started doing my manicure and pedicure so that I can save time and money. I am still practicing though... which means.. I am still trying and on the verge of losing my sanity because it can be sooooo frustrating especially when I use my non dominant hand...grrr.Nevertheless... let us not get off the topic here. Today, I am sharing my thoughts about these San San Nail polishes that I purchased a couple of weeks ago. :)

Shade: Warm Blue and Purple Breeze
Bought from: HBC stores
Prize: P37.00 each 

Warm Blue:
This one borders between baby blue and sky blue. It looks bright and will look great on those with fair to medium skin tones. 

Purple Breeze:
Now, this one is between a very light purple and light pink. In real life, it actually looks more pink on me. 


Both nail polish are quite liquidy and thin. As shown above, they need to be layered 3 to 4 times on order to get an opaque color. What I did was that, I applied one coat first, then waited for it to dry then applied another coat again. But since, it is quite thin, it dries in less than five minutes and it does not look "thick"  so it was okay. For someone like as inexperienced as me, it can be difficult at first and the color may "spill" out of your nails but it can be easily removed with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover. 

Lasting power:
I usually complain that nail polishes chips off after one to two days but what I love about these nail polishes is that they lasted on me for four days without chipping and I did not use any top coat! They are also easy to remove using a nail polishes remover. Yey! 
Tip: To make your nail polish last longer, let it dry using "warm" air aka using your blower for 1-3 minutes, then place your fingers in front of the electric fan or aircon for another 2-3 minutes. This will really seal your nail polish and will make them last longer on your nails.

What I like:
-great colors
- affordable
- dries really fast
- lasts on me for 3 to 4 days without using a top coat

Some issues:
-quite thin so more application is needed

Will I repurchase: 
Yes! I said, nail polishes are quite new to me. So I am not ready to shell out a huge amount of money on them. I am still discovering what colors look good on me so I try to change my nail polish color after 3 to 4 days. I recommend this to those like me who are new to nail polishes  and to nail polish junkies as well, if do not mind having to reapply 3 to 4 layers. 

By the way, I was chosen as one of the semi-finalist for the Avon Blogger Challenge. I need your help so that I can be part of the Avon Blogger Circle. 
Please vote for me here
You can see my entry here

How about you? What nail polish colors are you currently loving? Please do share your thoughts on the comments below! Take care!!


Aug 11, 2013

Haul from my Avon "You Make It Beautiful" Blogger Challenge Entry

Hi everyone!!

Last Tuesday, I received a call that really surprised me. Ms Mara from Avon called to inform me that I was chosen as one of the semi-finalist for the AVON "You Make IT Beautiful" blogger challenge. It came as a surprise because I never thought I'd make it. When I saw the list of other semi-finalist...I was like.. OH MY! Because most of the girls who were chosen were bloggers that I have followed and looked up to even before I started my blog and Youtube channel. Most of the girls were from Manila so they had their briefing in the Avon main office. As for me, I had my briefing via phone call because I am here in Iloilo. They also sent me a list of the items that I need to get from an Avon branch to use on the next challenge.

So here are the items that I got:

List of the items that I got:
Avon Ideal Luminous Dual Powder Foundation in Nude Beige

Avon Glimmerstick Eye Liner in Blackest Black

 Avon Glimmerstick Eyebrow definer in Soft Black

Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in "Berry Bright" and "Tangerine Tango"

Avon SuperShock Max Mascara

True Color Eyeshadow Quad in "Pastel Sweets"

Avon Ultra Glazewear lipgloss in "Mauve Movement"

Ideal Luminous Blush in "Peach"

To be honest, I am quite happy with the stuff that I got. So whether I get in or not is not really a big deal because I got these stuff for free! HiHihihi

Anyway, the next challenge what to create a look using these products and choose from three categories. We were made to choose from "Color Fantasy", "Flushed with Beauty" and "Smokey Eye". My eyeshadow quad is composed of pastel colors plus the lipsticks that I got were bright, so I decided to do "Color Fantasy" instead. I played around with the makeup until I was able to finally create a look that looks best on me.

Of all the products, my favorite are the lipsticks because they are quite pigmented and long lasting as well. I do plan to do a separate and much in depth review of some of the products that I got from Avon. My second fave is the brow definer. If it wasn't black,it would have been my favorite but it can be too dark on me because my hair is reddish brown. I am planning to but the dark brown and see if it will match my hair. I like how easy it was to apply and the fact that it is not too creamy.

Here is the look that I created:

I used "Berry  Bright" for my lips. I tried using "Tangerine Tango" for this look, but I think it does not look good..too loud...if you get what I mean.

Anyway, here is my official entry video:
The last part was cut. :( I had a hard time uploading my video and my movie maker was acting up! It was a miracle that my video was up at 11:47pm last night. The deadline was on or before August 11, 2013 at 12am. Gosh..I was sooo scared that I won't be able to make it! I hope you support me once voting is up. It will start on Monday, August 12, 2013.

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Thank you very much for reading my post.I want to know what Avon products you have tried and love...or hate. I personally love their bras  and lotions. 

Take care!


Aug 4, 2013

My Picks and Review: San San Single Eyeshadows

Hi everyone!!

Ever since I was young, my favorite makeup product have always been eye shadows and I am not so much  into neutral and brown ones. The brighter and shimmery they are, the more I love them!
I like wearing bright eye shadows when I was in college..ooohhh those were my makeup naive days! I must have looked weird sporting green eyeshadow during my clinical duty in the hospital.....