Archive for September, 2009
I Have a New Toy!
Posted on: 23rd of September 2009 | Under: Geek Talk

My personal genie has been granting my wishes! The latest of which was giving me a new notebook computer. :) Meet my new 13″ MacBook Pro. <3

MacBook Pro

Three and a half years with my old MacBook was a time well spent, but it was just getting frustratingly slow every single day. Check out how old and tattered my white MacBook looks next to my lovely Pro:

the old and the new

Jumping from a first gen MacBook, I still get amazed at the lightning speed of the MacBook Pro. Tiger to Snow Leopard, for the win! I love love love it! <3

And even with very little sleep (check out the baggages under my eyes!) and no makeup, I still happily posed with my new baby. :)

MB Pro and I

Excuse the dirty top of the MacBook Pro. Everyone kept touching it as soon as it was taken out of the bag! LOL!

Great Conversations
Posted on: 17th of September 2009 | Under: Life & Love

Throughout the ten years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve gathered quite a number of online friends already. Though I’m not as active in the current blogging scene, I still keep in touch with those that I’ve known for quite a while. A handful of them have actually turned into real life friends of mine. One of them is Rachel, or Nikz as she is popularly known online. :)

She was in the country for a several weeks last month, so we met up for late lunch the day before she left.

Nikz and I

Nikz and I at Banana Leaf

We don’t get to talk much nowadays (last time we had a long conversation was when we had coffee during her quick trip back in 2007), so seeing her was a great treat. It’s always nice catching up with her, because we can just quickly pick up from where we left off. (: I’ll see you again SOON, Nikz! Hehe!

In other news, my mom arrived back from Vancouver this morning. Stashed in her luggage was my pack of makeup orders! They’ve been sitting on my bed since early this morning, but I can’t seem to get myself to open them yet. They’re so pretty, I’ve just been staring at them all this time! HAHA! Will post them once I’m done ogling and maybe after I nap. Been up all night, I need to head off to bed and dream of sunsets and Orange beach hotels. XP

Adventure Video
Posted on: 13th of September 2009 | Under: Travel Junkie

As I mentioned in my post about our Caramoan Adventure, we recorded bits and pieces of our escapade on video too. Almost two dozen sets of them were great visuals on their own, but I decided to dissect a few and mashed them into a four-minute music video to the tune of Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” (our official Bicol-Caramoan Getaway song).

It isn’t exactly bluray quality, but I believe it captured well how the island tickled our souls and turned our vacation into one cotton candy of an adventure. ♥♥♥

Online Shopping
Posted on: 11th of September 2009 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I’ve sort of been on a makeup-frenzy hiatus these past couple of months. Been battling the urge to make trips to cosmetic counters, because I know I’ll just end up splurging. I try not to go to the mall, because even if I attempt to control myself, my legs just don’t listen. They end up walking the familiar route to my favorite makeup stores anyway.

I thought staying at home would do the trick, but because of my addiction to the internet, it wasn’t such a wise thing after all. A few weeks ago, I let temptation lure me into purchasing the following:

Mac eye shadows

MAC eye shadows in: Juiced, Sprout and Humid from Gem. I was actually eyeing the pot of Humid eye shadow at the MAC counter in Changi Airport back in July, but I passed. Good thing, because I got these babies at great prices, thanks to Gem! :)

Sample pots!

She sold them priced really low, because they are actually pots of MAC eye shadow samples. Apparently, hollywood stars get these type of sample freebies from makeup giants like MAC. Lucky!!! Gem‘s aunt who works for one hollywood star gave it to her. They are exactly the same as the commercially available pots of MAC eye shadows in the market, except for the labels which are marked samples.

Juiced, Sprout and Humid

Swatched without flash: Juiced, Sprout and Humid. I haven’t played with these babies yet, because I’ve been somewhat lazy to put on makeup these past couple of weeks. But anyway, thanks again, Gem! :)

Charm Kabuki Brush

And because of Beauty and Minerals‘ Great Big Charm Mid-Year Brush Sale a few weeks ago, I finally bought this hot pink Charm Kabuki at 25% off! I love love love how pink it is! :)

Charm Deluxe Eyeshadow Brush

I also bought this Charm Blending Brush on sale, so that I don’t overuse my MAC 217 Brush too much. This brush already sells at the most affordable price of Php300, but thanks to the Charm Sale, I got it for only P200! Sweet deal, I must say! :)

MAC 217 and the Charm Blending Brush

The Charm Blending Brush next to my MAC 217. I have to say that it’s the best alternative to the 217! It does the same job as the MAC brush, with very little to no difference at all. I already stored my MAC 217 to use only on special occasions, and have kept my Charm Blending Brush in my makeup bag for my daily usage.

Monave freebie!

Sophie also added this Monave eye shadow sample in Taupe as a freebie when she sent me my Charm goodies. Thanks, Sophie! :)

I wish I could have this same urge to spend on other things like interior accessories and fittings (some nice Grohe faucets, maybe?), but those will have to wait for when we start renovating our house. Hehe! However, I will try to make this my last makeup splurge for a while, because my mom is coming home from Canada with a stash of my makeup orders next week. I can’t wait! :)