Wednesday, June 29, 2011

BECCA Makeup Loot

Hooray for new makeup! :)

I keep saying I am on a shopping diet yet here I have another loot. It's not only this stash, mind you, I have a bunch of stuff waiting to be opened. I find it amusing how high my EQ is as I refuse to use, nor even touch, new makeup or tools until I am done swatching and/or taking photos.

So these are the items I got during Becca's Halcyon Days Collection launch at Adora last May 17. Some were given and some were bought. Thank goodness as I cannot afford to pay for all of these. o_O

The Loot

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Before & After: The Girl Who First Sat on My Chair

Meet one of my best friends, Annika. She was the first person who sat on my brand new makeup chair. I loved how relaxed I was while doing her makeup - no back pains!!! And she just loved sitting on it! :)

Annika attended an event that day. She came over to have her makeup and hair done (yes, much to my horror, I did her hair too! LOL!). This is her before shot:

And this is her after:

 Until your next event, Nix! :)


Makeup Furniture

Meet my new baby, my makeup chair.

It's very sturdy and heavy-duty.

 It even has a foldable side table with a cup holder. Hooray for extra space for my stuff!

There's also an attachment of extra pockets and they are roomy! I tell you, these extras are great!

And there is a netting at the bottom of the chair to hold other stuff and whatnot.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Christmas Box - Part Deux

Merry Christmas again to meeeee!!!

I love that darn balikbayan box! You forget you bought so much stuff and when the box finally arrives, you get crazy excited and delirious with all the "presents"!

I'll share with you the stuff I got in future posts... I'll go through them first! :)


Saturday, June 11, 2011

BECCA Halcyon Days Collection

Last May 17, 2011, BECCA flew in one of their international makeup artists, Claire Allanson, who is also BECCA's PR Manager UK/Europe to launch their new Halcyon Days Collection - a very dreamy, carefree and romantic summer collection.

The Halcyon Day Collection includes the following:

 Halcyon Days Palette - Php4,950.00
Left to Right: Mai Tai Lip Gloss, Bouganvillea Lip & Cheek Creme, 
Eye Coulour Powder in Faille (shimmer), Muslin & Chamois (both demi matt) and 
a Dual Ended Brush

Mineral Bronzer & Illuminator Duo in Serrana - Php3,650.00
(matte bronze and soft pink shimmer)

 Mineral Powder Blush in Damselfly - Php2,150.00
(peach with golden highlights)

Minera Powder Blush in Flowerchild - Php2,150.00
(true coral)

Beach Tint in Guava - Php1,850.00
(fresh coral pink)

Nail Colour - Php1,250.00 each
Left to Right: Tangerine Dream (bright sunset coral), Summerdaze (retro pastel pink) & Dancing Barefoot (apricot nude)

Everything is gorgeous and wearable. I want the bronzer & illuminator duo becuase the bronzer is matte and isn't orange-y reddish. The palette is great. It can take you from day to night, do a natural  makeup look or do a glamorous smokey eye makeup. The blush shades are very on trend but they still give a natural soft glow. BECCA's Beach Tints are absolutely amazing! Each girl must have one! It's versatile, waterproof, kiss-proof and smells really good! And their nail polish are just gorgeous! This is their first nail polish collection and all three colors are just beautiful.

BECCA is exclusively available at Adora.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Yummy Mummy Me

My sis-in-law, Leona Panutat, who is a fashion stylist and a very excited and blooming soon-to-be-mommy featured me in her blog as this month's Yummy Mummy! *kilig* :)

Here's the sneak peek collage of the feature.

Read the complete article here. Thank you Wing! :)


Thursday, June 9, 2011


 * The giveaway is closed *
The winner is Carmel!
Carmel, I think you scared other people away from the contest... Hahaha!
Enjoy your prize!

I'm giving away a Celeteque Advanced Anti-Aging Trio Kit (a Php1,688.00 value) which contains the following:
  • One (1) Anti-Wrinkle Ultra-Hydrating Cleanser Light Cleansing Oil (100 mL)
  • One (1) Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer with Double Peptide Complex (45 mL)
  • One (1) Anti-Aging Power Serum Concentrated Break Off Capsules with Cytostimulin Lipopeptides (21 capsules)

  • There are two easy ways to win, you can do just one or both for more chances of winning. 
  • First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post about anything - why do you want to win this kit? What skin care products you use? What makeup product can't you live without? What is your latest makeup purchase? How has your day been so far? ANYTHING AT ALL.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on Twitter @christinelavina and retweeting this message: RT to win a Celeteque Advanced Anti-Aging Kit worth around Php1,600 from @christinelavina!
  • Deadline to enter is Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 11:59 PM.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person is allowed (one at the comments section of this post and the other one on Twitter).
  • The giveaway is open to everyone who has a registered mailing address in the Philippines.
  • I will randomly choose one (1) winner either from the comments section of this post or from Twitter and announce the winner within 48 hours after the deadline.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

How To Delay Aging

During a skin care event hosted by Celeteque Advanced last May 11, 2011, Dr. Nenita Alberto, dermatologist, shared ways to prevent aging. There are a lot of factors that contribute to aging like sun exposure, unhealthy lifestyle, and, the most obvious one, age (menopausal stage). But have you ever met someone who looked older than their real age? Some might just be in denial when you ask them of their age but there are people who just really look old.

Taking good care of your skin and your whole self is important. It's never too early, nor too late, to do so.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Clarisonic Dupe?

Is this another Clarisonic dupe?

Sigma Cleansing & Polishing Tool - USD39.00

This is Sigma's new product. I wonder if it works as great as the Clarisonic. If it does, I'll kill myself for spending so much for a Clarisonic! Hahaha. But seriously, the whole kit is cheaper than the replacement brushes of the Clarisonic.