Lip Series 1: Rosy Nude Matte Liquid Lippies

#Internationallipstickday or month is over but in our world, there’s no such thing right? It’s everydaaaay! So let me swatch all of my new lippies this year in different series and starting that off with NUDES ūüėČ

…But the pink/rosy kinds of nudes (kinda desaturated/muted) which I have been liking lately for everyday use or if I have overdone my eye makeup ūüėČ

It will also be my first time reviewing some liquid lippies from brands like Cathy Doll, H&M Beauty (yes, they’re here!! Stay tuned on my blog for that!), BYS and Sephora. However, I will be making the reviews deeper as we touch other shades from their lines.

When it comes to rosy/pink nudes, I choose the rosy ones which are typically warmer than the cool nude pinks.

In terms of color, I am usually gravitated towards the bottom part of this arm swatch. They look nicer on my tone and just brightens my complexion.

Now these rosy/pink nudes are all matte. I actually pre-selected the brands here and they are all working for me.

As you can see above, Sleek Birthday Suit which I’ve reviewed here, is always my reference point. It’s just a warm pink (sometimes orangey) that guides me on the right undertone to select. The 6 shades that follower after it are rosy warm shades that I like.

Now for the lip swatches (where I didn’t use daylight so it will tend to appear darker), see below gallery.

  • Cathy Doll Nude Me in Moss Rose [PHP 399]* – This has to be the most matte of them all and a true warm rosy shade. It dries quickly and I really love the pigment, consistency (coz of the flexi wand). It just feels a bit heavy on the lip and cracks when lasts longer but perfect for the first 1-3 hours!
  • Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 06 [PHP 799]* – One of my favorite formulas of affordable liquid lipstick. Doesn’t really dry my lips and the pigment is really high. 06 is a cool pink on my arm but turns to be a little warm on my lip.
  • Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 13 [PHP 799]*- 13 is very close to Birthday Suit color.
  • BYS Velvet Lips in Guilty Taupe [PHP 399] – Velvet Lips is a very nice and affordable choice for liquid lippy. Very pigmented and liquidy and comes in lots of colors ¬†– you will see more of this soon. My only problem is it dries slower than the rest but the wear is fabulous. This Taupe is a muted color but has a hint of rose. Really unique.
  • BYS Velvet Lips in Wicked Plum [PHP 399]* – I don’t think this is plum as I can see more of pink but is very close to Shabby Chic and just a lovely mid-toned pink.
  • Colourette Liquid Lacquer in Vieja [PHP 599] – I will share more about this line from the brand in the next posts because I just love it. On the lip it appeared darker and muted which I love.
  • Pink Sugar Lip & Cheek Stain in Vieja [PHP 349]* – The most affordable but performing line as well as I have reviewed here. This color looks kinda peachy and more pigmented than the reference but looked lovely on my lip!
  • Sleek Matte Me in Shabby Chic [PHP 450] – I have reviewed this line many times and this pink color which was release just las year and renov-ed this year (with a better wand – same as Birthday Suit) ¬†is just a wearable pink for any skin tone.
  • H&M Liquid Lipstick in Enchante [local price to be revealed soon] –¬†is the coolest pink in this set. I will be attending their launch event next week and Ill get to know more about this but the pigment and feel of the product is outstanding. It’s creamy but dries velvety matte and not too drying. Formula to watch for!

What are your favorite pink nudes?


Porter Robinson

Famous for the hit single “Language” which I first heard in a club in Thailand few years ago, Porter Robinson is one of the most unique and talented artists in the electro house genre in my opinion. I have instantly fallen in love with his musical style and when I heard that he’s coming back to Manila as part of his World‘s Asian tour, I definitely didn’t let this pass.

Porter Robinson in The Palace Pool Club

Porter Robinson in The Palace Pool Club

With the amount of parties I attended the past few weeks, I told myself to finally rest (read: stay at home!) this June. But when I heard that Porter Robinson is going to Manila for The Palace Pool Club‘s official opening, I¬†did it¬†again haha!

I have never been to The Palace Pool Club until that night and it’s a grand¬†place to hang out with friends. The colorful lights are all over the pool, stage and cabana’s (thus our overexposed pictures haha) but it’s really a pretty display! It’s the closest (well, a bit grander) #Laboracay experience that you can have in Manila, with a good party crowd.

Cha Ocampo, ChinChin Obcena and Janeena Chan

I was so delighted to see friends and fellow bloggers in that event. Talking and bonding with them made me forget the heat and lack of air that night because of the number of people present in the pool club. =)

Aside from Porter, there were local acts as well but I only got to see¬†Up Dharma Down (I’m such a fan!), Martin Pulgar and Marc Naval.

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Martin Pulgar

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Now when Porter started to play, I immediately rushed to the front because I wanted to see him up close. And it was all worth it! He looks very cute, performs very well and delivers every song that he plays!

His visuals are also very unique and appealing! I think he has an affinity with anime and video games in general.

Below are more photos of him as he played songs from his debut album, Worlds.

I researched a bit (haha!) and found his early influence of video games. That really explained the kind of visuals and musical style that I really witnessed¬†during the show. As a gamer myself, I can kind of hear Divinity (see below video) being played in RPG’s. This just reminded me how I would buy limited edition¬†soundtracks of Final Fantasy, a nd all the other games I played when I was a kid

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He played Divinity which is one of my favorites from his debut album. In fact, My SCM player in the album includes 2-3 of his songs haha. I was waiting for Lionhearted, Language and Sea of Voices but I got too tired already (#LolaMode) so i left before the show ended.

My fav, "Divinity"! @porterrobinson @palacepoolclub #hmlovesmusic

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But it was really a fun electro house showcase. Not a lot of people would like it, but I’m a fan. He killed the show and I wanna see more of¬†him in the future (Coachella, maybe? we can dream here.)

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Black & Blue

Here’s one of the outfits I wore in my Coron trip. What I like about black or minimalist swimsuits is that you can pair it with cover up’s or skirts and you can have a new set of beach outfit already.

Black & Blue

I paired a Cesa swimsuit (which is part of their new dramatic black collection this Summer 2015) with an H&M skirt. It saves up space in the luggage, and well, some sort of planning on how to mix and match things when the beach is all you need to think about. ūüėČ



Photography: Oman Santos



Floral Denim

 I have been living out this summer 2015 and what a way to end it with at the most anticipated bloggers event of the year: BLOGGERS UNITED 9, which will be held in Whitespace, Makati!

Join us as we hold our¬†traditional get-together.¬†Anyway, here’s a floral denim OOTD which I feel wearing today!

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Join your favorite fashion bloggers and online celebrities as they, again, hold their traditional get-together. Shop their closets and bond with them from 10am until 9pm! Mark your calendars and get ready to Live More on a full-day of activities, games, shopping, and meet-and-greet as we partner with the #1 telecommunications company in the Philippines, Smart Communications.

As a community of writers and readers, we are supporting DiksyonaryoAtbp Inc. as our charity partner this installment. We are all for education and this is our way of raising social awareness and social responsibility. This non-profit organization’s mission is to bring dictionaries to every remote public elementary school and indigenous community nationwide, raising literacy one child at a time.

Tickets will be available at P100 on the event date, or catch the many free passes contests from Bloggers United accounts, the BU Bloggers, and our event sponsors. See you there!

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Hot & Cold

hot5I’ve been spending late nights for the past months due to a lot of projects and work and I couldn’t really catch a good sunrise or sunset, the yellow and warm kind that is not too much. So when I went to Green Valley, which was the highest part of cold Baguio, last weekend, I was dying to just hangout there and take beautiful photos. It was golden and I feel balanced once again.

Jacket and shorts: Forever 21; Top: H&M; Bonnet from Baguio, Mines View Park, which has a lot of amazing finds!

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