Friday, April 16, 2010

Etude House and Lioele mini haul

After 2 days my package finally arrive. I got few items from Etude House and Lioele in ebay. Since I learn about Etude House, it has become my favorite beauty store. The problem is that we don't have a store here in our place so I just rely online to browse and buy stuffs. I also heard from Jen's this other Korean brand that also sells cute beauty stuffs so I tried it. I hope to do a review about these stuffs in the future after I've tried and tested them.

Nicely packed

I also got a lot of freebies including this Lioele make-up remover pads!

So these are the ET and Lioele stuffs that I got.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

NOTD: Perfect nude

I got bored waiting for my downloads last night and I remember I just bought a new polish so I painted my nails. I used Caronia's touch of beige. I am so inlove with the outcome of the color. Just perfect for those lazy days when you don't want your nails to look colorful. The color is so demure. I'm thinking of painting my toenails too later.

The color kinda resembles my fingers too!

Will post more NOTD in the future!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mini Haul

This is my first post on my hauls that I got from some stores here in our place. Me and my Mom drove one sunny afternoon to do some errands including buying medicines for my grandmother and paying bills. After that we're free to go anywhere. SO we went to Robinson's department store and got some stuffs. I bought some facial tissues, Kleenex, Caronia nail polish in touch of beige, and Loreal Paris' Smooth Intense anti-frizz serum. This is my first time trying the hair serum so I don't know yet how this will work on me. I intentionally bought this to apply on my hair before ironing it. The product actually smells good but I find it really sticky (well ain't hair serum should be sticky right?!) Well, will just update you if this works fine. :)

I also got Hello Kitty stuffs from another store. A pencil eraser, sharpener, and a little container. I have no idea why I bought them. I just found them too cute and cheap so I grabbed them. I always have a thing for anything pink and well, Hello Kitty. On the other hand the container thing, I'm thinking of placing my jewelry there especially when I go travel because sometimes I just place them in the inner pocket of my purse especially my earrings and sometimes it gets misplaced. I also bought a cute pen with the heart mushy thing on top.

I also love this earrings I found near the counter. It comes in different colors but I chose this purple one.

And lastly, a falsies, idk why i got these as well. I don't use one at the moment (but maybe in the future), I just wanna try this for a more dramatic look. And did I mention that it's very cheap too, just some random China products. Good for amateurs like me to try.

P.S. I'm waiting for my Etude House and Lioele stuffs I bought online. I hope it arrives by tomorrow. I'll post pictures right away;)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Viva la Juicy Perfume by Juicy Couture Review

Product Description:

Juicy Couture presents Viva La Juicy, an enticing scent of wild berries and mandarins, honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine. To round it out, amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline add just the right touch of sweetness.

I just purchased this 100 ml perfume spray almost a month ago in ebay. I got it from AVR, a reputable seller of perfumes. The perfume comes in a pretty fuchsia box which I can't just throw away because it's cuteness.

Anyhow, the bottle is quite heavy compared to my other 100 ml perfumes. The cap comes with a pretty fuchsia bow and a "J" charm attached to it by a safety pin. The bottle also comes with a gold plated Juicy Couture logo. The bottle itself is really pretty, very girly and sweet. So far I'm inlove with this scent. I almost use it everyday even if I'm just stuck in the house the whole day.

The smell is kinda fruity, sweet like candy and floral-ish. What I really noticed too is the top note of vanilla which reminds me of my Mom's perfume too. The scent is very refreshing, just perfect for the tropical weather we have here in the Philippines. I also got a lot of compliments using this!

One thing I just noticed is the scent doesn't stay very long that much. I usually spritz more or less 6-8 sprays all over my body yet after 3-4 hours the scent fades already. I asked my mom and sister if they can still smell the scent on me and they said it's not that noticeable anymore. But what I really love about this perfume is that it's not too overpowering. The scent is so refreshing. I don't know if I'll purchase another bottle after I consume this since I get tired of same scents after using them for awhile.

Cherry Nail Art Tutorial

Hello everyone! Here’s a simple nail art tutorial which I’m sure you’ll do better than I did :D This will work both on short or long nails. Enjoy! :)


1. Base coat, yellow, red, white, and clear nail polishes. Any brand will do :D

2. Toothpick or anything that has a small tip.

3. Your creativity :D


STEP 1: Apply base coat to your nails for protection. Let it set and dry.

STEP 2: Next is to apply yellow nail polish, actually you can choose any color you want :D Apply 2 layers of the color or until it will look opaque.

STEP3: Now get your toothpick or any thing that has a sharp tip. Grab your green nail polish and dab the end of the toothpick and use this to create stems of the cherries. Start from the end of your nails going almost halfway. Make sure to leave enough space for your cherries. You can actually put a leaf for a more detailed look. :D

STEP 4: Make sure your nail polish is dry before doing this next step. Get your red color and apply 2 dots resembling a cherry. Try to make it as round as possible. You can either use the toothpick or just the tip of the nail polish’ brush. Let it dry.

You’re almost done :D. You can add a thin curve line using white nail polish on the cherry so it would look dramatic. Just don’t forget to apply a clear nail polish for protection :))

Now you have pretty nails just in time for the summer! - issa:)

P.S. Sorry for the watermark because I just grabbed these from my Tumblr account.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Etude House Lovely Cookie blusher review

I ordered this cute pink blush from Etude House online and it arrived 2 days after. At first, I was really more into the packaging because it’s just irresistible. I’m a sucker for anything kawaii and pink. Goodthing I discovered this Korean brand of cosmetics. The cookie blusher actually comes in 5 different shades. 1. Pink 2. Rose 3. Orange 4. Sugar Pink and 5. Lovely Pink. I got the Pink shade since it looks not too light and yet not too dark in the picture online while I was browsing. It also comes with a cute blush puff with a cute bow on top of it. Reaally cute! When I tried it, I was a bit disappointed because it turned out too light. You need an ample amount to get that rosy pink glow on your cheeks. Compared to my other blushes which I only need 1-2 strokes on my cheeks, this one needs more application. But when you get the desired pink glow it actually turns out pretty cute. I prefer using this with my own blush brush so I can apply it well on my cheeks.

P.S. I tried doing a swatch on this but my camera failed me. Prolly I’ll try next time:D I’ll just update you. :0