Beauty Haul + Review: Avon Simply Pretty Fruit Smoothie Lip Balm

March 23, 2013

What I have today is my first and short haul post and this features my Simply Pretty Fruit Smoothie Lip Balm from Avon. I actually bought this last week from my workmate, the same person where I ordered my Totally Kissable Lipstick (you can read my review HERE). This is my second make-up purchased for the month, since I lost my favorite lip balm (an Avon product also I forgot the exact name) last January I can't help but buy a new one. I really don't know where I left it. :(

Anyhoo, this 4g lip balm is a fruit-flavored and I have it in Cherry flavor, bought this in their special intro price worth 79Php (regular price is 130Php) :D Though, it isn't my favorite I still love this one because it's perfect for my every day use and it moisturizes my lips. It protects me from drying my lips, keeping it soft and smooth. It is perfect for this season, the hot hot hot SUMMER! Pretty, right? :)

 Avon Simply Pretty Fruity Smoothie Lip Balm - Cherry (Intro price 79Php/regular price 130Php)

  Lip Balm Ingredients

I am already using this for days and I'm loving it 'cause you can really smell the sweetness of it's flavor (Nakaka.girl! Tehehe). And mostly, it's perfect as my lip balm (alone) and as my lip moisturizer before applying a lipstick. Of course, I usually apply a lip balm prior any application of lipstick. (A tip I got from my Aunt :) ).

If your interested to try this product, you can check this out from Avon Philippines or to any Avon dealer you know.

Really pleased of what I bought guys! How about you, what's your favorite lip balm? Anything you can suggest that I can try too?

Please don't forget to drop a comment below for any opinion you have. Let's keep sharing. Till on my next haul post. Tata!


Dainty Chic by Loila L.

JOINED: Pretty Nizy Advance Birthday Giveaway

March 21, 2013

 
 
Hello lovelies! Wanna try your luck today? Here's a great news. :D  Pretty Nizy is having her advance birthday GIVEAWAY and the prizes at stake are awesome. I'm loving the MAC lipstick and the brushes!  :D

This will run from March 21st, 2013 and ends on April 7th, 2013 at 10:00pm (Eastern Time – GMT). Plus this is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY !! Click the image above guys to view the prizes and the mechanics. Amazing prizes awaits you! GOOD LUCK fellow joiners!


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JOINED: International Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

March 12, 2013



Great news everyone! The All The Pretty Things blog is having an INTERNATIONAL giveaway of Sleek Eyeshadow Palette from Cloud10Beauty.com. You too can join HERE


This giveaway will run for one (1) month! Isn't it awesome? I have been joining a lot of giveaways lately. I hope to win! :D Try your luck too. 
Good luck joiners! :)



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SHOP FEATURE : Fab Sassy Closet

March 11, 2013

Looking for fabulous and sassy dresses? How about bags, wallets, and accessories? Let me share with you guys an online shop that can provide you these beautiful stuffs. Introducing to you, the Fab Sassy Closet! :)

Fab Sassy Closet is an online shop owned by my friend, Yane.They sell fashionable, fabulous and sassy dresses, bags and accessories for pre-orders. Lovely LBD's, maxi/minni dress, trousers, tops, and skirts are available in their shop. Isn't it perfect for all the fashionistas out there?

They accept orders within the Philippines shipment is free of charge and with shipping charges if outside the country. Shipment fee will be shouldered by the buyer but it will be worth it! Now here are some of the items that I would love to buy:


Don't you like this bag?


Love this top! :)


*Images are from Fab Sassy Closet

My hand is itching to have those especially the green bag (I need to SAVE! :D ). They have other items available in their page,too. Reselling of their items is allowed, this is for some business minded out there. You can check out their page what are the terms and conditions for their buyers and resellers. Feel free to VISIT and LIKE Fab Sassy Closet for more details and items to choose from.  Enjoy your shopping lovelies! ^_^


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JOINED: Product Arena x The Primp Pad Giveaway


Do you love giveaways? Try your luck and win these prizes from Product Arena.  Join HERE !

Make-up Bag Organizer
Brush Set Holder
Cellphone Pouch
3 Nail Beauty Faux Nails
Necklace with Heart Pendant
Touch Beauty Heated Eyelash Curler
3 Fragrance Deluxe Samples
4 Skinfood Samples
The Face Shop Cleansing Foam Sample
Missha BB Cream Sample
E'thym o2 Water Travel Set
Flebote Collagen Travel Set

Good luck everyone! 


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On my 23rd Birthday

March 9, 2013

 
Surprise gift from my love! Woke up with this early in the morning. :D





My cake is so cute! Courtesy of boyfie as well. haha!

Before this day ends, I'd like to share how my special day goes. There's no grand celebration and its actually not a necessary one. Eating together with my family and my boyfriend at home is the most important part of it. My mother cooked few dishes at home. And by dinner, my Aunt and cousin came as well. The presence of the people I loved the most is all I wanted. :)

I wanna dedicate this post to all of them; my loving family, supportive boyfriend, friends, and above all to God. This is quick but I'm writing this with all of my heart. I am actually not writing this just for my birthday but for everything that I have received. I am so blessed. I can tell March is really wonderful for me. Wanna know the reasons? Firstly, for my birthday, the bonus I received, and for the promotion (well, just a hint first but fingers-crossed! Lol :D) that has been announced just this week. All in one happened this week. Oh, one thing also is our 40th monthsary with my boyfriend. Woot woot! Aren't those call for a celebration guys? Oh, life is so wonderful! :D

To my family, I thank them so much for their undying love, support, and guidance. To the wonder-woman of my life, my Mama, thank you so much and I love you in beyond words. I like the "humba" and "tinolang manok", yum! :D And to my sisters and Andrew, thank you also for helping me. :) To Matthew, my ever cutest and adorable nephew for making this day super fun. Bloopers-baby, Meme loves you! :)

Unwrapped birthday gift. ^_^

To my dearest boyfie, Rj, I thank you for the surprise! Early in the morning he came to my home from work and I cannot define the words how I appreciate the effort and time. I can see how tired he was but still he's trying to be cheerful and not to fall asleep. Aw, sweet! I'm thankful for everything he did even how a hard-headed girlfriend I am. Haha! He's always there when I need someone to talk to and motivates me when I am so stressed at work. I'm lucky to have him!

And more than everything else, I thank the Almighty God for showering me with His unconditional love. I have been so blessed with my family and with my work. Thank you for your guidance in times of my difficulties,..for everything. I am not a perfect person but You never failed to love me. I am forever thankful to dear God.

Today is totally an awesome day for me. THANK YOU THANK YOU! :)


That's all for now lovelies! Goodnight. 

Dainty Chic by Loila L.

TV Series: Arrow

March 7, 2013


I have been updated to this series and I just watched the latest episode last night. So, for those who will be intrigued after reading this you can still catch up. There are certainly a lot of reason to watch it. :D Isn't the main character hot? Aw, I like him! *wink*

Arrow is an action/adventure series. It's about the Queen guy named Oliver Queen who was missing for 5 years and presumed dead. He returned home in Starling City to his mother Moira, sister Thea, and best friend Tommy. Being trapped to a remote island for that long years has changed the easy-go-lucky billionaire. Oliver wanted to make a change on his silly actions and to right the wrongs of his family.  He created then the persona of Arrow, a vigilante with the aim of finding the people listed on his father's notebook to right the wrongs, fight the ills and restore the beauty of his beloved city.

As he goes on with this journey, he uncovered things that connected to the deadly ship accident - to his own mother Moira - to the cruelty of the secret association, Triad. This series doesn't bore me because the story offers a lot of varieties such action, adventure, mystery, and love. Oh, the hot actors also! Hahaha. I kid!

Below are the casts of Arrow.

*Pictures are made from the screenshots I took on my computer. Pardon me if not clear.

    Stephen Amell plays as Oliver Queen slash the vigilante. Don't you like him?

Katie Cassidy plays as Laurel Lance, a tough and excellent attorney. She's also Oliver's ex-girlfriend. Familiar? She was seen on Gossip Girl (here ) and Supernatural.

Colin Donnell as the best-friend of Oliver Queen, Tommy. He is cute! :)

David Ramsey as John Diggle, the ex-military bodyguard of Oliver Queen hired by his mother.

Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance, Laurel's father and who is determined to arrest the vigilante.

 Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen, the mother of Oliver Queen. She is a mystery to the people around her. Might be part of the triad?
Willa Holland as Thea Queen, the younger sister of Oliver. She absolutely has sense of fashion. :) I've seen her also on Gossip Girl (here).

The latest episode for this is Episode 16 and the story now is getting heavier and heavier. I'm sure lots of revelations to happen. Will wait for the next episode! :)

 Are you a fan of this too? If not, watch it now. Sharing a link of the latest episode below.





Hope you enjoy lovelies!

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JOINED: Swirls and Scribbles x Orange Slice

March 6, 2013

Who loves a giveaway? ME, ME, and ME.

I love joining blog giveaways even before I don't have my own blog. It's a great opportunity to win, right? In fact, I won once and it was Mich Bugante's blog giveaway. I was so happy that time! Haha. :)

I wish I could have my own blog giveaway too to give thanks on the few readers I have. :) Well, may be soon! Tahaha!


Anyhoo, one of the blog I follow is having its giveaway, the Swirls and Scribbles x Orange Slice. This is a collaboration between Swirls and Scribbles and the online shop Orange Slice. One(1) lucky winner will win the purple bag. I just love this bag, the color is perfect!

Are you in the mood to try your luck too? Click here to join.


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REVIEW: Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Make Out Red

March 5, 2013

As I'm no longer busy at work today, I was thinking awhile ago why not to have my first beauty product review. *wink* Yeah, you heard it right this is my first review post. So, I hope it would be helpful to you guys.! :D

Anyways, what I have today is my review on my new Avon Lipstick. For the month of February, Avon had launched their new line of lipsticks, the Totally Kissable Lipsticks.

I found it last week when my workmate brought her sister's Avon brochure. I was intrigued by these lipstick and it was more enticing because of the lipstick model! Haha. Do you know Anne Curtis? Have you seen the TVC for this? :D There are 10 shades and I ordered one in a shade of Make Out Red that stood out on my eyes.I love its color and its very eye catching. 


I'm not that lippy-person since in my daily life I only use a lip balm and for that I'm always good to go. I only use lipstick occasionally and when I'm in the mood. Haha!  But having this I might always do wear lipstick now. :D




I'm happy having this new shade 'cause I feel like it's perfect for my skin-tone.What I find interesting on this shade is its subtle shade of pink and not a spot-on red. It's very wearable and moisturizes your lips making it looks fuller, livelier, and smoother. It can add something in your aura!


One swipe on this is perfect for me already. However, if you want to have more of the color you can swipe and swipe until you achieve your desired amount of color or the one that matches your look of the day.


Here's me, the color is more of pinkish here since I only applied a few and also may be of the lighting when I took this pic.
Me with and without the lipstick

*Excuse me for these last two set of photos, I had a hard time taking it myself. :)

PROS
  • Very pigmented
  • Easy to apply
  • Does not make the lips dry or cracked
  • Moisturizes the lips
  • Make lips fuller, livelier, and smoother
  • Price is affordable
  • Considerable staying power, 4-5 hours
  • Sweet scent
CONS
  • Price but reasonable. Worth it!

Overall, considering on the pros, I love my new lipstick! :D During the eating and drinking it's not that bad at all. I'm also planning to wear it in 2-3 swipes or more during special occasions to pop out its redness. I'd give it a rating of 4.7 out of 5.

And before I forgot, I had a free Avon powder when I bought this lip shade. I got a chance to grab their promo of the month. Woot woot! Will do a review on this soon. ^_^. You can visit Avon Philippines on Facebook to get more information of these new lipsticks.


What do you think? I hope you find it interesting. Please don't forget to drop a comment below for any opinion you have. Let's keep sharing. Till on my next review post!


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Cebu Food Stops: Captain A's Seafood Grill

March 4, 2013

Hooray for today! Have you ever heard of a boodle fight? Well, I learned about it since I was young. I have tried this kind of experience many times in our province and at school. Oh, memories! :) For those who have no idea, it is defined as below,

[1] A Philippine military eating tradition, originally practiced by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets, wherein members of the military—regardless of rank—gather around a long table where a jumble of food is spread over banana leaves or old newspapers, and eaten with bare hands, as a symbol of fraternity and equality
[2] In Philippine usage, the boodle fight is a military academy terminology for “eating combat” or “attack the food.”
[3] The boodle fight is usually prepared in celebration after a successful event or for a special occasion.

To eat with your bare hands from banana leaves with a dozen other hands seems unusual, but totally awesome! :D My workmates and I were able to experience this during our team dinner at Captain A's Seafood Grill. It is the only restaurant around Cebu City that offers this kind of tradition. It was really an amazing night and we went back to the office with our bulging tummies! Haha. In fact, we took out some of the remaining food since there were just so many of them! :D

"Captain A’s Seafood Grill is a Filipino-inspired grill house restaurant that is the first in Cebu to bring in the concept of the Philippine military boodle fight tradition to casual dining.
The boodle fight as a house specialty makes Captain A’s unique from other native grill houses in town. While the Philippine military boodle fight is usually eaten while standing around a long table where a jumble of food is laid over banana leaves and eaten with bare hands, at Captain A’s, guests can experience the boodle fight tradition nicely presented and served on a customized boodle tray and dining tables, and if they choose, with the use spoons and forks.

Captain A’s Seafood Grill is the flagship restaurant and brand of Simala Food Creation, Inc., a Cebu-based corporation that is a developing player in the consumer food service industry."

The are seven mouth watering boodle fight meals to choose from.
  1. Battle of Mactan (Php 1,280.00) (good for 4-5 persons) 
  •     It is named after the famous battle off the shores of Mactan in 1521 between Lapu-Lapu and Ferdinand Magellan.
  •     Includes: Bagoong Rice, Plain Rice, Grilled Shrimps, Grilled Tilapia, ½ Chicken BBQ, Kinilaw na Tanguige, Kare-Kare, Ensaladang Mangga with Bagoong, Salted Egg 
 
    2.  Birthday Boodle (Php 1,280.00) (good for 4-5 persons) 
  •    It is a boodle fight meal especially prepared for birthday celebrations.
  •    Includes: Plain Rice, Pancit Canton, Lumpiang Shanghai, Pork BBQ, Fried Chicken, Grilled Prawns, Grilled Tilapia, Grilled Squid, Chopsuey, Cream of Mushroom Soup, (Also served with cake for birthdays) 

     3.  Crab Temptation (Php 1,480.00) (good for 4-5 persons) 
  •    This is the newest boodle fight meal that offers a sumptuous array of steamed crabs that are deliciously irresistible.
  •    Includes: Bagoong Rice, Plain Rice, Medium Steamed Alimango (1 kilo), Pinakbet, Nilarang na Tuna Head

     4.  D' Original (Php 1,280.00) (good for 4-5 persons)
  •   As its name suggests, it mostly consists of the original items of food eaten by PMA cadets in a boodle fight.
  • Includes: Sardines Rice, Plain Rice, Chicken and Pork Adobo, Grilled Squid, Grilled Prawns, Steamed Crab, Crabmeat Sisig, Grilled Tuna Belly, Vegetables, Salted Egg w/ Tomatoes

     5.  Loakan Fiesta (Php 1,280.00) (good for 4-5 persons)
  •   It is named after Loakan, Baguio City, where the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is located.
  • Includes: Java Rice, Plain Rice, Grilled Squid, Grilled Pork Belly, Steamed Crab, Grilled Clams, Nilasing na Hipon, Sinigang na Bangus, Pinakbet, Ensaladang Labanos with Dilis

     6.  Sinugba Festival (Php 1,280.00) (good for 4-5 persons)
  •   All of the viands that make up this boodle fight meal are grilled.
  • Includes: Garlic Rice, Plain Rice, Grilled Pork Belly, Grilled Chicken, Inihaw na Pusit, Inihaw na Bangus, Baked Scallops, Monggo Soup, Inihaw na Talong, Amplaya w/ Dilis

     7.  Sinulog Feast (Php 1,280.00) (good for 4-5 persons)
  •   It is named after the well-known annual festivity in Cebu City, the Sinulog Festival.
  • Includes: Pusô or Garlic Rice, Plain Rice, ½ Lechon Baboy, ½ Chicken Inasal, Native Chorizo, Danggit, Hipon with Gata, Nilarang na Tuna Head, Ensaladang Mangga

Sinulog Feast was what we ordered that night! :)

  
Next time, I will try the Crab Temptation. :D What do you think? Don't forget to leave a comment of your experience on boodle fight! :)

Captain A's Seafood Grill is located at Don Jose Avila Street Capitol Site, Cebu City. You can contact them here. Let the battle begin and shout!


COMMENCE, BOODLE FIGHT!


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