Etude Playhouse

Hello my lovelies... if you are still there and have not given up on me yet.. hello to you!! XD

So i bought the huge-ass makeup kit from etude house.. the annika wester one that comes "free" if you bought X worth of products.. yea, i'm a big sucker for those "promos". i've  always been, come to think of it.. the only difference now is that i'm a sucker with a credit card in my own name (read: nobody checks up on my purchases anymore..) so i bought that and etude house gave me 3 free tickets to that gig.

i'm taking my cousin and my bff (roxy of on saturday, april 21..

who else is going? hit me up! i'd be so easy to spot.. i'd be the sucker with the annika wester huge ass pouch! haha

seriously tho, leave me a comment if you're going and lezz meet up! XD

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Mini toiletries loot

Hello my lovelies! I havent really completely disappeared. Im just in a hiatus of sorts. ( it feels like i always am) anywho, iwas at SM Southmall yesterday and picked up a few things.

1. Ponds loot - my mom wanted the free rhet eala bag that came with every 300 peso purchase so we got those. Not sure if she'll use itas we're both completely happy with the gold radiance line. I think the gold radiance line is a little to "old" for me so i'm looking into getting the flawless white line again. :)

2. Lulur asian secrets - since im into scrubs lately, i decided to check this one out as ive been hearing lotsa good stuff about the brand

3. Garnier light bb - i know the concealer-type under-eye roll sold in the states was a big hit so i wanna see if this variant of the same brand can deliver.

4. Schick intuition razor - (repurchase) i love this razor!

5. Rexona skinlight - normally, i go for the spray on deo but as it is too bulky for travel i decided to get this instead.

Im so excited to try the eye-roll and the scrub! :)

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Update+ blogger app for ipad (finally)

Hello my lovelies!! I know it been ages!!! Ive just been busy travelling and climbing mountains and simply tryimg to make this world a better place to live in for future generations.. (deep, right?) lol

Seriously though, ihavent been blogging much cuz i havent been lugging my laptops around much. ( my macbook and netbook are both still with me). I used to have an ipad 1 but i still preferred my netbook then cuz it was a gaming machine in my mind. When i went to europe, i had to install office-related apps as it was going to be my main PC formy entire trip. That's how i rdiscovered my love for it(and affirmed my lovefor allthings apple). When i went back home, i immediately got an ipad 2 for its built-in camera and endless blogging potentials. It's been about three months since ive gotten my ipad 2 and i havent been blogging yet. Whyyou ask?! it frustrates me to no end that there is no blogger/blogspot app for the ipad or iphone!

Enter Blogsy

This is a test post of sorts actually. My prayers of long ago have finally been answered! I discovered an ipad app for blogspot!

This just for trial photo upload and i couldnt resist showing you guys (ehem, bragging, lol) what i did in Paris.

That's all for now. Methinks i will like this blogsy app!


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FOTD using the balmbini palette

taken via my mac's photobooth using the balmbini palette.

my camera's in camera heaven already so i'm making do with my isight camera.
i was bored and procrastinating. (i'm supposed to be editing the Study Notes for the 2011 bar exams)

concealer: San-San concealer in olive (under-eye and blemishes)
under-eye highlight: the cream base from the Golden Ratio Face Glam highlighter from Etude House (Golden)
powder: Fanny Serrano two-way cake
duchess - as an over-all powder/used to set the concealer
rajah - as a light contour using the 3-E method

blush - Downboy and Hot Mama, both from the balmbini palette

i have lash extensions so i didnt put mascara/eyeliner in the upper lash line
Brows: ModelCo brow kit in Dark
base: the cream base from the Golden Ratio Face Glam highlighter
Shadow - the two Shady Lady shadows from the Balmbini palette
highlight (browbone and inner corner) - Mary-Lou Manizer from the Balmbini palette
Lower-lash liner - Nichido Eye Pencil in Green Smokes

lipbalm: Bayo Lipbalm in green (colorlesss when applied, i got this as a freebie from the Bayo fashion show years ago)
Lipconcealer by Etude House
Lipstick: Coco Copper lipstick from Fanny Serrano
Lipgloss: Herbench Paintbox in Pink Tint

Brushes used:
all from the James Cooper travel brush set
the Kabuki SE brush from MAC. the numbers peeled off already. i used the kabuki to blend the concealer.

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Pilipinas Got Talent 2: Collins Gutierrez

indulge me as i take a break from makeup blogging.

i just wanna show my support for Collins.

His audition in Pilipinas Got Talent wow-ed all three judges! and i am not surprised. i've known him since we were kids and he's really got IT. I remember going to his concerts way back as his mom would give us tickets. He's really an amazing singer! the dude's got good lungs on him. lol

i don't even know if he still remembers me, but he's our family friend, we went to the same schools in preschool and high school. i dunno if he got accelerated tho in between cuz i remember being classmates with him in kinder or prep, but when i went to highschool, he was already a sophomore during my freshman year.

anywho, i dunno how Pilipinas Got Talent works, or how you win that thing, but i remember it being thru votes, so when the time comes, please please please vote for him!!

i'm just suppa proud to know him!!

i hope he wins cuz he really deserve it!

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Flying Soon? TSA is a Make Up Diva's Nightmare!

i know i haven't been blogging as promised, it's not that i've been lazy or anything. it's just that i'm gearing for a big trip, and i don't wanna say anything 'til it's set in stone already cuz i don't wanna jinx it, and i don't trust myself not to spill the beans if i allow myself to blog.

it's not yet completely set in stone as i don't have my visa yet (still processing) but i already have my flight booked and everything so we're pretty confident. i will tell you guys about it once my visa arrives. :D

anywho, the flight imma take is quite a long one, and i even need connecting flights. i know all about the nightmares of traveling but i still wanna look fresh and glamorous once i arrive in my destination (especially since glamour is the name of the game in that place!) so i've been researching about the TSA restrictions when traveling, especially with respect to cosmetics in your carry ons.

if you're gonna fly anytime soon, this post will be of value to you. :D

the basic rule is the 3-1-1
The TSA allows for passengers to carry-on small amounts of toiletries under the 3-1-1 rule. your toiletries must be 3oz or less, placed in 1 quart-sized clear ziptop bag,  and just 1 bag per passenger.

remember tho that the container itself must be 3oz or less, and if the container is 4oz but is half full, it will not be allowed throught the security checkpoint.

This zip-top bag must be removed from your carry-on for screening in the checkpoint.
Read more about it here: TSA Regulations.

Regarding cosmetics, here's the hard and fast rule:
if these items are not in the quart-sized clear ziptop bag, it should be checked in.
1. All creams and lotions including Neosporin or

 first-aid creams and ointments, topical or rash creams
 and ointments, suntan lotions, moisturizers, etc.
2. Bug sprays
3. Bubble bath including gel- or liquid-filled
 bubble bath balls, bath oils, or moisturizers
4. Gel Deodorants
5. Gel cap type pills
6. Hair Styling gels
7. Hair sprays of all kinds including aerosol
8, Hair straightener or detangler
9. Lip gels, glosses or liquids
10. Liquid foundations
11. Liquid soaps
12. Make up removers or facial cleansers
13, Mascara
14, Mouthwash
15. Nail polish and removers
16. Perfumes or Colognes
17. Toothpaste


your tube lipsticks, concealers, and foundations (etc) should be safe since it is solid.

lip glosses, etc, are considered gels so they must be in the baggie, but i've read that since they are in small quantities and containers, Airport Security does not bother with it too much, but just to be safe stick it in the bag.

if you're uncertain if your item will pass through security or not i have two remedies for you:

1. just stick it in your check in luggage; or
2. if your luggage has been checked in already and at the security checkpoint you suddenly realize that your item is prohibited for carry on, instead of letting the airport security guys confiscate said item, just bring a Self-addressed and stamped envelope, stick the prohibited item in there, and send it back home. :D

Happy Flying! :D

(disclaimer: all images are taken via google image search)

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Trek with K.I.D.S. Foundation

hey dolls!

i remember promising a few posts back that imma inform you guys if there's a new trek and you guys wanna volunteer/donate. XD
i'm enclosing the official invite sent to us by ms. rox (KIDS' Program Manager)
if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to drop me a comment below or contact me at:


Hi everyone!

It’s the second leg of K.I.D.S. Foundation's, A TREK TO REMEMBER (Medical-Dental Mission) with our partner in Kalinga, IDP Foundation. We would like to invite medical practitioners; doctors, dentists, nurses, nature lovers, travel geeks, or simply, those young at heart to explore another memorable trek going to Tanudan, Kalinga while getting a chance to know 3,500 pangol tribe & locals of 14 remote barangays of Tanudan.

A Trek To Remember - is a bi-annual trek of the K.I.D.S. Foundation that, distributes books and school supplies for public schools in far flung places. This trek-for-a-cause brings the trekker back to nature and assures the participant of a different kind of high that one can only feel when one shares. This month of May we would like to continue this journey and we will be trekking to two (2) barangays; Baccong and Bawak of Tanudan, Kalinga that will serve the fourteen (14) barangays: Ammaboy, Magtoma, Lay-asan, Burninan, Liyang, Cabugao, Gombowoy, Sabila, Allubaggan, Darulog, Pagugo & Mabaca to bring not only school supplies and books but, a Medical and Dental services and conduct a gift-giving in preparation for the opening of the school year. Tanudan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Kalinga.

What: A TREK TO REMEMBER VII: Medical-Dental Mission & School Supplies Gift-giving for Pangol tribe & locals of Kalinga

Where: Tanudan, Kalinga

When: May 20th - 24th ( ETD for Kalinga at 6PM of Friday - ETA in Manila 5AM of Tuesday)

Registration starts today.
Registration fee is Php3,000.00 (meals, transfers & accommodation). Deadline for Registration is on April 30th and Payment is on May 10th.

Kindly send your registration form via email:

In case you want to experience the adventures in Kalinga here are the extra fees that you have to consider for the R&R or explore in Tabuk, Kalinga after the medical mission (whole day of Monday):

- White Water rafting Php2,500.00
- Kalinga purse & bag Php 30.00 - 500.00
- Kalinga wall decor - Php1,000.00/pair
- Kalinga blend Coffee - Php120.00 to Php150.00/box

In addition, we need to bring medicines & medical supplies and we are also willing to accept cash donations to be used to purchase primarily the vitamins for 3,500 children for the medical mission.

We are hoping for your kind response. You may also call K.I.D.S. Office at (02) 708-KIDS (5437), (02) 348-2109 or 0922-854-3733 for questions or clarifications. Look for Rox and June.


Diether Ocampo

Karina Tanega

Mondo Castro

Tinette Cortes

Bene Go

Rapa Lopa

Darius Hizon

June Hamoy

Rox Oquendo

Thank you and See you all!

Roxanne T. Oquendo
Programs Manager
K.I.D.S. Foundation, Inc.
Ground floor, # 20 G. Araneta Ave.,
Brgy. Santo Domingo, Quezon City
Telefax: (02) 708-KIDS (5437)

(02)3482109 / 09228543733

Realizing a Child's Dream Today

Kabataang Inyong Dapat Suportahan (K.I.D.S.) Foundation, Inc.
DSWD Registration Number: NCR-2007-R-035
SEC Registration Number: CN200600126
TIN: 243-359-313-000

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