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It’s not lipstick, nor is it gloss (very shallow post!)

I don’t know what has gotten into me but out of the pits of my brain cells, I wanted a red lipstick one day. Makeup has never been my area of expertise, you see. I can’t doll myself up to save my life!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo and Monte Carlo

I was seriously considering scouring the rows and shelves of MAC on the weekend but being the natural-born cheapskate that I am, I held my horses (well, it’s more of kinda held onto my wallet). Can you believe I actually Google-d the keywords “cheaper alternative to MAC cosmetics”? Haha, kuripot!

My online search brought me to NYX cosmetics. I’ve read great reviews of the products that also come with affordable price tags [insert angels singing]. The only problem is, it’s not officially available in the Philippines so I had to do order them to online sellers.

A piece of advice when buying online: Make absolutely sure that the seller has a good track record. Reading comments from their previous buyers will help you figure out if the seller is a total bogus job.

In my case, I trusted my NYX soft matte lip creams to be delivered from the Digital Traincase (Facebook page here). I highly recommend you buy from Sol, the owner, because she responds to orders and queries very quickly.

Oh, in case you are wondering, the lip creams are the best so far! I’m getting another today, in Antwerp.



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Show and tell: The chick behind Solara Swimwear’s website

I have news, you guys!  C–my gorgeous and talented friend–and I have a baby. It took us more or less two months to make this ‘baby’ come to life. And I must admit, it was hard work. BUT, we had so much fun in the process, that all the the sleepless nights (I dedicated an entire weekend to write the stuff you’ll be reading in there!) and consumed time was definitely worth it! So, without further ado, I present you:!

Almost everything you’ll read in the website is courtesy by yours truly (ahem!). Yep, I’m the chick behind the words and catchphrases. I’m so proud of this project; It’s is my biggest one to date and I’m overwhelmed that these girls picked me to be part of something special in their lives. By the way, Solara Swimwear has a Facebook page. It would mean a lot if you guys click on the ‘Like‘ button. Whoa, you’re done ‘liking’ it already? That fast? Wow, thanks! 😛

Sandra in a Pearl Monokini

Working with the equally sweet and stunning Sandra Seifert and Maggie Wilson-Consunji was a pleasure. At first, I honestly thought, “Oh, crap we’re gonna deal with prima donnas!” But beneath their svelte bodies and flawless skin lies kind and down-to-earth individuals. Really! I love them girls to bits!

Maggie in a Ruby Red Bow Bikini (my personal favorite!)

Eto ha, this is not a biased opinion but when I say that Solara Swimwear makes a sturdy pair of bikini, they REALLY DO make a sturdy pair of bikini. Hence, you can practically wear it over and over again in, say, about 20 years tops?  It’s a good swim garb investment for those who love frolicking in the the water. I’m no swimsuit guru but I know a good one when I see and feel it. I just know it!

Go get your own pair here or here. How much do these bikinis cost? Sikret! Haha, kidding. It’s all in the website so make sure you take a look. Please? Pretty please with cherries on top? Sige na, pagbigyan nyo na ako, ‘no! 😀


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