Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fashion Finds; Affordable Fashion at

I love to window shop online at because they have very pretty items, not to mention very affordable too. Today I'll show you my top picks on their new arrivals section :) If you want to check out the details of each item or perhaps purchase them, just click on the photo.

Price: US$ 7.03

Price: US$ 5.41
Price: US$ 13.51
Price: US$ 5.71

New Nail Polishes + an NOTD

It's been a while since I last did an NOTD post, so today's post will be about nail polishes. First, I'll start off by showing two new nail polishes that I bought from a local shop. These are Made in the Philippines too. 

I forgot the names of the shades that I got but the green sparkly one is from a local brand called Clik, while the white one is from a brand called Rain. These are super cheap and affordable, that's why I really won't mind buying a lot of colors at once.

This green sparkly nail polish has glitters all over it. When painted on the nails, its actually more of a top coat because it is colorless, the only difference is that it has glitters sprinkled all over. It also has a few stars in the bottle, which I find cute :)

 Stars <3

The other one that I bought was a white one. I don't really buy white nail polishes because I don't use them for base, but since I have a lot of nail art designs in mind that uses white nail polishes, I have then opted to buying one.


I mentioned that these were cheap ones right? Yes, both bottles did not even reached $1. Super save for a broke girl like meh haha.

And as for my NOTD, I had to do a fast one so I only had my nails painted with white nail polish and topped with the green glittery nail polish. Super simple and super not me, but nah I had to rush it because I am going out and I can't live with my nails bare.

Picture taken with Flash

Now I'm not sure if the glitters are clear on the photos, but in reality its there. I also tried putting in the stars but opted not too because I had the wrong side of the stars on my nails and it will just end up being taken off when my nails get tangled with my hair for example. Just a simple nail polish will do, for a change :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I love books, got two new ones =)

I have always been a book work. I love reading books, whether thick or thin ones, regardless of the genre for as long as the story captivates my liking. And since I am no longer in school, I can't read books that much since I cant spend money on them (I'm broke like that), and I have already read my little book collection at home a hundred times. That's why I love to join book giveaways on many blogs so that I'll still be able to read books if I win :)

Up to date, I think I've won maybe more or less 10 books, both paperback and e-books. As for the paperback, I have received only four books at the moment though I'm pretty much sure that I won more than 4 paperback copies :|

Anyways back to the books, I got two lovelies last week and this week. The first one was a copy of  Sweet Valley High Confidential by Francine Pascal, which was delivered straight to my house (which is not common for packages here in the Philippines, unless of course its the more expensive couriers). I was shocked to receive it because I couldn't remember winning it. I even searched through my e-mail to check where it could be but I didn't find anything. What made the book even more special was that it had a written note saying: Free Proof Copy - Not for Sale or Quotation. Hmmm I must have gotten it for free indeed. Haha I'm not bothered whether I won it or not, I'm just happy to have a copy. I could still remember how exciting the whole series was for me way back then. I used to sneak in to my cousin's house just to read SVH books :P

I have finished reading this book already, and I might review it. I was really really mad at Jessica while reading this book, and also to Todd. I hate both of them. I can relate with this book because of the hatred that Elizabeth is feeling. Okay enough about the book, review will be in another post so stay tuned :)

As for the second book, its a copy of Settling by Shelley Workinger. I have won this one last week, and after 7 days I got the book. Now that's super fast shipping, considering the author sent this via a cheaper courier only. Haha

I've started reading the book, and I'm on chapter six (page 51). So far, I am loving the story. I've read in blogs about the previous book called Solid, saying how much good it was. Sadly I don't have a copy of that previous story, but because of what people are saying about it I pretty much have an idea already. After I read this I will do a review on it too, so watch for it too :)

P.S. if you know any blog who's having an international book giveaway, please let me. I would really love to win books because I super love reading and I wouldn't mind a life without a computer, as long as I have a huge library of books. Also, if there are any authors out there who would want me to review their books, just let me know. Although I would prefer paperback copies because it would be easy and fast to read them, I wouldn't mind e-books too :) Thanks!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Review: Kai KQ Nose Pore Clear Pack Refresh from Artie

Hello friends! It's been a while since I last posted, and I wasn't even busy. I guess it's just one of those "Im not inspired to blog" days. Hehe. Well now I think Im going to start off the week with a product review. I'm talking about the Kai KQ Nose Pore Clear Pack Refresh that was sent out to me by Artie Beauty Cosmetics to try out and review.

I got the package sometime last week and has used two packs already, so now I will be able to do a review on it :) Hopefully you'll all find it useful. But first, lets get to know a little bit about the sponsor.

Your Shopping Choice for Asian Beauty and Cosmetics
Artie beauty Cosmetics is an online retailer who offers huge selection of Asian goods and cosmetics for customers both in the United States and Worldwide. They sell beauty and health products, as well as food and other grocery items. They carry a lot of brands in their online shop, a few of which are the following:

Beauty Product Brands found on Artie Beauty Cosmetics

These are just a few of the product brands that they have, and there's still a lot more on their Health and Grocery Category. Aside from having a huge selection of items, they also have fair prices on their items and a nice deal on shipping.

If you want to know more about Artie Beauty Cosmetics, or have a look at their products, just visit their online shop and be amazed :)

Here's what I received.

I got the item in more or less two weeks, something I consider as fast already knowing the Philippine Customs...

Now onto the review...

商品規格 (Specs)
Quantity:10 Pcs
Place of Origin:Japan

商品說明 (Description)

Kai KQ鼻頭粉刺專用鼻貼能深入毛孔內部,深層清潔黑頭粉刺。

Kai KQ Nose Pore Clear Pack Refresh is a nose pack that is made exclusively to clean the stubborn blackheads, pore cloggers and other impurties that are stuck in your pores. While removing all the impurities out from your pores, this nose pack helps to tighten up the opened pores with the contained Peony Extract and the refreshing Menthol.

使用方法 (Instructions)
Step 1 Apply the sheet on to nose
Step 2 Leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes
Step 3 Remove the pack slowly from outter ends
Step 4 If some gel remained on surface, rinse off well with lukewarm water

注意事項 (Caution)

* Do not apply to damaged, broke, or inflamed areas of the skin
* Discontinue using if itching, redness, or sensitivity occurs
* If the product contacts the eyes, do not rub; rinse with clean water immediately
* Avoid direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity, and keep out of the reach of children

Good thing their was in instruction in English on their website, else I wouldn't understand the instructions on the back of the package because it was written in Japanese I think? Haha but nah even without instructions, I still know how to use it though I would prefer reading the instructions first before doing anything :P

What it looks like

I got one pack from the box and opened it. I found it very cute because of its shape. I'm not sure if you can see it but there's a protective sheet on the nose pore clear pack. Hmm I guess items that have adhesives or that stick has them right? Lol so anyways, I peeled of the clear sheet and placed the pack on my nose. I had it on for about 20 minutes, which is way past the ones in the instructions but I don't mind, I look cute in it duh. Haha :P

Lol what am I doing?

Now I'm not sure if I had it right, or could it be the other way around? I don't know which side should be up or down coz it wasn't on the site either. But I don't think that's a big deal. And so after wearing it for a good 20 minutes I had it removed and I was like O_O. Ewee didn't know my nose was this dirty yay.

Im not sure if its a good idea to show the photo but uhm I guess you won't mind? Haha just be aware that its sort of yucky to see it :|

Yes, that's how dirty it is. You can see the dirt that were on my pores, mostly whiteheads. Although I can't really say that my nose was super clear after using it, but I'm sure that it looked more clean than before, seeing these dirt on the nose pack.

The Good Thing:
   ♔ Cute packaging, with bubble wrap for security and protection.
   ♔ Has 10 pcs. in one box, which is quite a lot.
   ♔ Very affordable for a box of 10 pcs.
   ♔ No strong smell.

The Bad Thing:

   ♔ Doesn't stick that much, less adhesive in it.
   ♔If you have oily skin, it won't stick properly.

I must say that I really love this nose pack. I have tried a local one here and the result was nowhere near this product, so I'm very happy with it. The only problem I had was because I had oily skin, it won't stick easily. I had a little problem sticking it into my nose, but after a few tries I finally managed to have it stay up there :P

    Quality : ♔♔♔♔♔ (4/5)
    Comfort :  ♔♔♔♔ (5/5)
    Affordability:  ♔♔♔♔ (5/5)
    Overall Rating:  ♔♔♔♔♔ (4/5) - I LOVE it :)

If you want a good nose pack that is not harsh on your wallet, then I suggest that you try the Kai KQ Nose Pore Clear Pack Refresh from Artie Beauty Cosmetics. One box costs only $6.99, which means its roughly 70¢ per piece. You can purchase this over at Artie's or click HERE.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

YANQINA Products from Kkcenterhk and Necklace Giveaway!

More than anything else, the make up item I can't live without the most would be an eyeliner and a mascara. For me, just by having these two make up products would be enough to pull of a nice and pretty look even with little or no make up at all. A good eyeliner and mascara could make your eyes look attractive, and for me the eyes is one of the best assets of a girl.

I don't have much of these items in my collection, but when I see something I like I know that I must have it. I was browsing through Kkcenterhk's website when I stumbled upon some new products, namely the YANQINA Eyeliner and Mascara. I instantly read the details on the site and I was very much impressed with the items.

Product Description:
  • Brand New With Original Retail Packing Box
  • 100% Authentic
  • Net Wt 0.41 fl oz (11ml)
  • One mascara, 2 steps & 2 different look. 
How to Use it:
Step 1: Natural and lifelike lashes definition.
Step 1 + Step 2 : Full-on dramatic & naughty lashes.
After 2 steps, it saturates lashes with the richest black and thick and delivers maximum payoff. Just one product can give you what you want in the best mascara. Lasts all day without any flaking, smudging, smearing or streaking and is water-resistant. Even if its water-resistant, it is easy to remove.

Product Description:
  • Brand New With Original Retail Packing Box
  • 100% Authentic
  • Net Wt 0.3 fl oz (10ml)
  • The soft fibers that were formed will easily slide off.
  • The liquid-like application DOES NOT separate lashes before mascara dries.
  • Your own lashes WILL NOT dry in a clump.
  • “Max Volume Precise Water Proof Mascara” extra length is noticeable.
  • Lasts all day without any flaking, smudging, smearing or streaking and water-resistant.
  •  Even if its water-resistant, it is still easy to remove.
YANQINA 36 Hour Lasting Waterproof Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Product Description:
  • Brand New With Original Retail Packing Box
  • 100% Authentic
  • Smudge-proof and waterproof for 36 hours
  • Elongates your lash line to shape and define eyes like never before.
  • Our flexible felt tip glides on smoothly for the most precise control
  • No tugging, No Dragging
  • Net Weight :3g
Totally gorgeous and affordable right? These items are truly a deal. I haven't tried these products yet but I am pretty sure that these products will live up to my expectations. So if I were you, head on to Kkcenterhk now and order!They also have a lot of other items for sale at very affordable prizes.

Also if you are a necklace lover, I have good news for you. Roses are Red is giving away two new necklaces, one double heart locket necklace and a butterfly necklace. (Ends August 10) You better check it out before its gone :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Swirly Bitz {NOTD} with Rhinestones from Born Pretty Store

I was feeling so tired the whole day, I have been sleeping the entire time. So when I woke up and saw my nails, I decided to do another nail art. This time, I used the rhinestones that I got from Born Pretty Store.

For the base, I used a nail polish in Candy Pink color. I used a black nail polish to create the swirls, and added rhinestones to the final output =)

The Qwillery is having a Book Giveaway right now... You might want to check it out. Its open to worldwide people, and will end on the 26th of August =)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Review + Tutorial: Nail Foil Stickers from Born Pretty Store {NOTD}

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are all doing fine and enjoying your Saturday night :)

Today I'm going to show you a nail art that I did yesterday using the Nail Foil Sticker that I got from Born Pretty Store when they had their contest. They always have freebies and contests for everyone, so if in case you are interested, here are a few that are still on going:

I received my  Nail Foil Sticker last Wednesday, and I just had the chance to try them out last night. At  first I wasn't really sure about how it's gonna work as it is my first time to use such item, but with the help of the instructions at the back of the pack I think I was able to manage it well :P

The designs were given in random, so I had no idea what's it going to be for me. So when it arrived, I was surprised because it turns out to be a very pretty and girly one! Haha

Like I said, the design was something girly, and I love it because it has hearts on it :)

Cute packaging ^_^

And since this is my first time to use this one, I just had to read instructions about this product. Good thing the instruction at the back was in English, so I was able to understand the process.

The photo is quite blurry so I'll just make my own instructions below, in accordance with how I did mine. I hope its understandable though :P

16 pcs in one pack

Told you the design was just so girly and cute. Haha. Also it was wrapped nicely so the foils stickers were in place and in good condition too.

The nail foil stickers came to me in good condition. The packaging of the items were very nice and secure, so that the stickers inside will not be damaged. I remember there was also a bubble wrap in the package, so that gives it maximum security though the package was very light and thin.

Closer look at the design

Overall, I am very happy with the product. I am still on my second day of having this on my nails and so far so good. I have been doing heavy work using my hands and its nice to see that it wasn't peeling of. My hands are a bit dirty though because of the dust but no damage has been done to the foil stickers. It's pretty durable and has a good quality, plus the design is absolutely pretty. Id truly recommend this product to any nail enthusiast who doesn't have the luxury of time to do their nails because this one is so easy to use and can be done in just a few minutes.
The Nail Foil Sticker is available in many different designs. You can check them out HERE, and purchase them if you like them :) Individual price per pack is $5.37, free shipping. For that price range, I think this one is a very good steal :)

And now for the tutorial (or whatever it is called, haha sorry I'm no pro at this)...

  1. First, make sure that your hands and nails are clean.

  2. Then open the pack and take out the stickers.

  3. Choose which nail sticker is the closest in size to your finger nails and start sticking them. 

  4. If there are excess parts, cut them using scissors or a nail file to ensure that the nails are covered properly and that there are no extra foil stickers around your nails.

And that's it! Pretty simple and easy to do right? I think the only thing that will be the problem here is how to make it fit to your nails without any extra or excess stickers around. It might take a lot of time to perfect it for most beginners but practice will surely make your attempts perfect :) Mine does not look perfect either hahaha

Want to see what I mean with the "not perfect" attempt? Beware though, I think it does not look good :P And also, please dont mind the excess stickers around the nails. These are the best that I could do at 2AM haha

Photo taken with Flash

 Uneven :|

This photo looks nice :P

Thanks for reading my blog post for today. And thanks to Born Pretty Store for this awesome freebie! I just love them because they are so generous to us bloggers who want to try out their products.