My Lipstick Hoarder Sense Tingles: Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Pink Talk

Just when you thought 24 lip colors of the Dear My Blooming Lips line was already a lot (for collectors and hoarders heehee), Etude House comes up with five more pink shades! Touted as Pink Talk, these new pink shades are unique from the other pinks in the earlier release.
I like that the additional shades have distinctly different tones! I actually would want to get all of these! But if I have to be reasonable and narrow it down, I think I’d get PK015, PK013 and PK011 (in decreasing order of preference). But don’t you think PK012 looks similar to MAC Candy Yum Yum and doesn’t PK014 remind you of NARS Schiap? Deym, I want to get all of them then! Yes, it’s the lipstick addict in me talking. I’d probably try to collect all five before the year ends. I just hope there would be enough stocks and that they won’t be sold out before I’m able to get them. Otherwise, there’s PIBUcolor to help me! 😛
What’s your pick among these pinks? ☺

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lip Talk Swatches (from EH Thailand Blog)

Hello there dearies! It’s June already! 2012, hold your horses! Next thing we know, it’s Christmas again! First, I’d like to greet all students, “Welcome back to school!” :PI know, I know. I’ve abandoned this blog again! I’ll try to make it up to you… Let’s start with this! 😀
Yesterday, I was very happy to see these photos on Etude House Thailand’s Facebook page!
These are the complete swatches of all 24 Dear My Blooming Lip Talk lipsticks with their respective adorable “nicknames”. Hope this could help you find your next lippie love! Enjoy!

Thank you EH Thailand!
Got my eyes on PK003, PK004, PK005, OR203, OR205, BE101 and BE102.
What’s your pick?

My Lip Product Collection

Hey guys! I know I’ve been neglecting this blog again hehe. To make it up to you, I posted…
…my collection of lip products! 😀 (Oh, we are so surprised, Janine.) LOL
I swatched them on my arm, all 28 lipsticks (4 of them are my mom’s), 6 lip glosses, 10 lip balms and other lip products. No I didn’t make lip swatches yet. I don’t want my lips to suffer from putting on and rubbing off lip color. I’ve done reviews on some of them, so you can check them out by clicking the links. I tried to group them according to color family, but there were still some that went astray. 😛
Hope I can help you find your next lippie! 😛

  1. Beauty UK 12 Chelsea – concealer nude
  2. Etude House Wannabe Color Lips #3 So Chic Beige – peachy nude
  3. Fanny Serrano Moisturific Lipstick Poppy Pepper (mom’s) – coral
  4. NYX Round Lipstick Tea (LSS603, mom’s) – brown nude
  5. Maybelline Watershine Pure B22 (mom’s) – light brown nude
  6. Sophie Martin J’Adore Lipstick Mango Peach (SLPC02 mom’s) – peachy nude
  7. Nichido Juicy Lips Apple Ciderpinkish brown
  8. MAC Matte Lipstick Russian Red – vampy blue red
  9. NYX Round Lipstick Eros (LSS536) – warm bright red
  10. Sophie Martin J’Adore Lipstick Fantastic Red (SLRD02) – wearable blood red
  11. NYX Round Lipstick Mute (LSS600) – frosty pale beige
    12. Sophie Martin J’Adore Lipstick Velvet Nude (SLPN01)- peach brown nude
    13. Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Rouge 5 purple pink
    14. MAC Satin Lipstick Pink Nouveau – blue-based pink with purple undertones
    16. NYX Round Lipstick Paris (LSS620) – pink with blue undertones
    18. Lotree Glam Silhouette Rouge – bubblegum pink
    19. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa (SMLC07) – blue-based hot pink
    20. NYX Black Label Lipstick Hot Pink (BLL101) – bright fuchsia w/ blue tones
    21. Sleek True Colour Lipstick Amped (781) – fluorescent blue-based fuchsia
    22. NYX Matte Lipstick Shocking Pink (MLS02) – bright pink w/ purple undertones
    23. NYX Round Lipstick Tea Rose (LSS628) – natural rosy pink
    24. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Milan (SMLC11) – medium rosy pink
    25. Nichido Juicy Lips Pink Champagne pink red coral mix
    26. Beauty UK 10 Passion – pink red
    28. Maybelline Color Sensational Angel Rose (CP41) – pinky peach/coral
  1. Fashion 21 Fruit Gloss in Grape – clear
  2. Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Gloss Neo PK143 – very sheer pink that goes on clear
  3. Majolica Majorca Rouge Majex PK313 – peachy pink that goes on sheer
  4. Mary Kay Lip Gloss in Carribean Coral – shimmery coral pink
  5. Peacekeeper Cause-Metics Eco-Sheer Lip Gloss in Stillness – peachy beige with gold shimmer
  6. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige (LG129) – medium pink
  1. Mentholatum Medicated Lip Stick
  2. Nivea Fruity Shine Cherry
  3. Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm in tube
  4. Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm in stick
  5. Maybelline Baby lips in Relieving Menthol
  6. Cherry Culture Lip Balm Bubble Gum
  7. Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color in Strawberry + small SPF 15 stick (7b)
  8. Maybelline Lip Smooth Color Bloom in Peach
  9. CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Cabernet
One Naturales Shea Butter Lip Balm in Berry delicious
Other Lip Products:
Avon Simply Pretty Lip Defining Pencil in Nude
Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner in #4
Tony Moly Tony Tint in Cherry Pink
Yeah, as you can derive from this post, I am a lipstick lovin’ kinda girl.
Which ones do you like best? 😀

Lippie Lovin’: Etude House Wannabe Color Lips in #3 So Chic Beige

WARNING: Picture heavy post and quite a bit of camwhoring.
*No I ain’t vain… ok maybe just a little. :P*
I am a lipstick fiend. I admit to it. I’m just beginning to collect them and I currently have 22 in my stash (used to be 25, but I gave one away to Mom and threw away 2 that went bad). I had a period of being hung up on bold lipsticks (loud orange – which I still don’t have, hot pink – I have three, barbie pink – I have two, red – four, plus two other bold lip colors, leaving half of my collection as everyday wearable lip colors). I shy away from nude lipsticks because I’m afraid they’d wash me out. I have two nude lippies, but both are on the peachy side.
Then, something incredible happened and my life turned upside down. (OA? Hahaha)
I’m not so afraid to go nude anymore. All because of one lipstick.
It was an ordinary net surfing, no worries day, when I visited Etude House’s facebook page, and saw the album with ads for the Wannabe Collection (Winter 2012 Limited Edition). Of course I looked at the lippie ads first. Haha!
First thought was… “Oh my golly! I can fit the Eiffel Tower in my vanity kit!”
And I wasn’t kidding.
I immediately commented asking if the tubes matched the lippie colors from left to right, because even if I wanted all the colors (yes I want So Trendy Red and So Hot Pink too. Boohoo. Gift me darlings? :P), my heart was set on giving So Chic Beige a try. There was no reply to my query from the EH team or fellow princesses (I guess my question was too stupid that it didn’t require an answer? :'<) so I just headed to the SM Manila branch and crossed my fingers.
Lo and behold. So Chic Beige had the Paris cap on it! (Could this be related to the fact that Parisiennes love natural fresh-faced makeup? LOL me and my straying, hyperactive, over-imaginative thoughts). I was soooooooo happy! I tried it on, wiping the lipstick liberally on a cotton pad first of course (I guess the attendants didn’t have their eyes on me since there were quite a number of girls perusing the other goodies), and it was love at first swipe. My friends who accompanied me immediately said that it looked good on me. I was thrilled to find a beige lipstick that doesn’t make me look like a corpse! My best friend tried it on but unfortunately it was too light on her (she has beautiful morena skin) and maybe the undertone didn’t match her skintone (I’m on the search for nude lippies for her, and I’m betting on brown undertones. Am I right with this assumption? :P). Needless to say, I went home 478 pesos poorer but my heart definitely richer! If there’s any lipstick I didn’t feel a twinge of regret buying (even if my brother got mad… oopsie), this is it!
So, enough with the super long intro (yes Janine, we wouldn’t mind if you shut up once in a while), and on to the review and swatches!
Just. Look. At. That.
I wanna go to Paris! First alone, next with friends, last with my future husband!
(Yeah I shall travel with family too, just not in Paris, France hehe)
And the box! So pretty I’m keeping it!
Illustration is by Annika Wester (yeah she’s a blogspot-ter too! She’s cool like that! :”>)

Dunno why it looks pinker/peachier here but in person it’s a true beige.
Yup it is a peachy/pinky beige indeed.
(LOL at my right foot peeking haha)
Swatches galore 
Oh no, slightly becky mode on.
Natural light – light outside pero away from the sun
Ineexplain pa? Hahaha! :))
 (not so) Direct sunlight – near the light source 😛
(not-so) Direct sunlight.
(LOL please forgive the haphazard application. Nangolekta  nang slight sa gitna ng lower lip ko o haha!)
Natural light.
Indoors, facing the fluorescent lights.
As in tilt the head upwards ang drama ko nyan. Yes kelangan naka-anggulo ang lips. 😛
Indoors with flash
Etude House says…
Smooth textured lipstick supplies vivid color and moist shine.
Net wt. 3.5 grams
Price: Php 478
  • EVERYTHING! LOL kidding aside now…
  • Packaging and design! Winner! Too girly, but I like girly naman so… 😛
  • Scent is pleasant, sweet like candy. 😀 (Smells like my VIP Girl Dear Darling PK006 lipstick. The scent of the VIP lippie went away a little by now which I guess was because of disinfecting with alcohol huhuhu)
  • Creamy, smooth application!
  • Pigmented!
  • Decent staying power. 3-4 hours depending on your lip activity. *wink*
  • Doesn’t dry out my lips.
  • Does not wash me out!
  • In my opinion, best formulation by Etude House so far based from the lippies I’ve tried on.
  • The shade! Swatches are more pinkish/peachy due to either the sun, camera settings, slight Picnik editing (ironically I was trying to edit it to bring out the color more, but it altered the color even more. Or maybe it was me who lacked editing skillz. Or maybe it really is pinkish/peachy and I’m lipstick shade-distinguishing-impaired. Hahaha.). Applied lightly or when it fades, it would look more nude on the lips (yeah, I love this part right here. :P).
  • Something about it that makes my lips, and me look healthy!
  • It makes me look like a nice gal (errr not that I’m not nice haha)! This is definitely a good everyday color. A rest from the bolder colors I also like wearing. Conservative but not boring! 😀
  • Midrange price. Just me being a cheapskate. If they were at 250 to 350, I’d be hoarding them by now.
  • Limited edition! Biggest gripe! I must get at least one backup before the month ends. Huhu
Rating: 10/10!!!
Verdict: I really recommend this shade to all y’all light-skinned, fair to medium fair ladies (just basing from my BFF’s experience). I am actually tempted to hoard this stuff. ‘Nuff said. (Yeah, after all that gabbing. Seriously?)
I’d like to try Canmake’s Melty Nude lippies though (plus their Nudy Glow lip glosses). I’ve read good and bad reviews. If you’ve tried them, what’s your take?
Ayan na! Stop reading this post na! Puro pagmumukha ko na lang ang mga sumusunod. Hahaha!
Me sans makeup except for the lippie. Sorry naman sa zits ko. Pawala naman na sila… ata…
At ang eyebags! I’ve been making day out of night, so I haven’t really slept well the past week.
(Sa presinto ka na lang magpaliwanaaaaaag!)
Trying hard maging demure. 😛
Oh no. See that “line” on my left eye? I have to stop abusing my eyes to prevent straining them even more (ehem, internet, puyat, TV, ehem)
Oversized glasses from Anagon Collection
Nasakop na half ng mukha ko. :))
Nume-nerdy look. Glasses ay inarbor ko sa friend/orgmate/brother ko.
Last na promise. Hahaha! Pwede ba ‘to pang-profile pic? Be honest! :))
To my international readers, please pardon me if you didn’t understand some of the captions. I’m feeling quite playful today, thus, me writing in our vernacular. I assure you nothing was explicit. Hahaha!
Local readers, ok lang ba na ganitong baklaan lang tayo paminsan-minsan? Hahaha! Watchu think? Tell me. Mag-komento kaaaaa!  😛

Haul: I Spun the Wheel…

…at Etude House SM Manila! I was there last Friday and they had a 3-day promo in line with the crazy, crazy mallwide sale.
Errr… No, I don’t have pics of me doing that. 😛
Shoutout to the nice saleslady, Jhen! ☺ She was really nice and good with assisting. She knows the products that EH is selling. ☺
Items bought:
  • Precious Mineral BB Cream All-Day Strong in Shade #3 Sheer Flawless Skin, Php728
  • Matte nail polishes in Strawberry Yogurt and Ice Sherbet, Php98 each
  • Bling Bling Stick in Pink (for someone. :P), Php198
  • Freebies: O2 White C Skin Care Kit (spin win!) and a cutesy mirror! ☺♥
I went over a thousand pesos so I was entitled to one spin. Yey!Of course, I didn’t forget to hand over my EH pink membership card to the cashier. 😛
That’s it, pansit!
I have to catch up on sleep! I did something important the other night up to the whole day of yesterday. (Yep I’ve been awake for 40 hours now. Bad I know! Zzzzz na! Catch you later in the afternoon! I predict that I’ll sleep for a loooong time. ☺♥)

My Skin Care Routine

Hello people! Today I will be sharing my simple skin care routine. Simple because I don’t really use a lot of products. Notice that eye cream and sunblock (yikes) are not included in my daily regimen. I know I must invest in these products and I will as soon as I can. 😀 So yeah, say hello to my skin care friends. 😀


1. Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Foam in Peach Tea
I’ve used Pond’s Facial Wash for Normal Skin (the green one) for the longest time, and I was curious about this product from Etude House so I bought it. I have a review of it here. It works decently as a cleanser and I love the scent. Also, it’s quite big so it’s gonna take a while to finish this up.
2. St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub
Along with trusty Pond’s I’ve used this for quite a long time now too for my once or twice a week facial scrubbing. Not harsh on my skin.
3. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Toner
The one in the photo has been empty for a week now. I must buy one soon. To tell the truth, that’s my first bottle of toner. Yeah, newbie to the 3-step basic facial skin care routine. 😛 So many raves about this product. you’ve probably heard of it. Available at Healthy Options for P59 (small bottle) and P200+ I think (big bottle). I like using cotton pads vs. cotton balls when applying toner. 😛
4. Céleteque Facial Moisturizer
I love this moisturizer. I have combi skin and I super hate the feeling of anything hot, gunky, and thick on my face. I love that it is water-based and is easily absorbed by the skin.
5. Pond’s White Beauty Day Cream (Moisturizer)
Call me weird, but I use this moisturizer at night. :)) It’s Pond’s lightest moisturizer yet.
6. Bench Acnedot
I use this when I have that Über large red zit screaming for attention.
7. Nivea Fruity Shine in Cherry
My fave lip balm that gives the right amount of color on the lips. ☺
8. Nivea Baby Soft Cream
I use this as my lotion. Feeling baby pa rin! 😛
9. Milk Essence Baby Milk Body Soap
Bought this at a Buy 1 Take 1 deal along with the lotion at Watsons.
10. Milk Essence Baby Milk Body Lotion
I alternate this with Nivea Baby Soft Cream. ☺
This post was inspired by Ayana Grace of Codename Aya when she passed on to me and 9 other beautiful beauty bloggers (yey for alliteration!) this Top 10 award. Thanks pretty miss! ☺
The rules are:
  1. Link Back to the Person who tagged you.
  2. List your 10 favorite skin care/beauty products.
  3. Pass to 10 other Bloggers – I tag the following bloggers:
Looking forward to reading your posts! ☺

Product Critique: Happy Teatime Cleansing Foam in Peach Tea

After N years, I am finally doing this review. I’ve been busy procrastinating the past week. 😛
The Price, The Size, and The Packaging
So yeah, this is the much-raved about Happy Teatime cleanser from Etude House. It’s affordable at Php148 (I bought this at 20% off during the Grand Sale, Php118.40) and it is humungous at 150 mL. I don’t know yet how long it would last me, but I think it’ll be about two months. I’m using it twice daily except for one wash a week using St. Ive’s Apricot Facial Scrub. I’m happy with the price ’cause it’s like P1/mL. 😛 I also love the packaging. Why? It’s pink and peach! 😀 Here it is in comparison with Pond’s Perfect Care Facial Wash at 50 g.

The Scent

At first, I expected a certain peach smell, like that of a local brand lip gloss I used to have some years ago. I was surprised ’cause I smelled the tea-like part of it. I didn’t like it right away but after a few days, I have adapted to the scent and now I love it! I always look forward to washing my face because of it, actually. Hahaha! 😀
The Cleansing Ability
According to Etude House Philippines’ website, this cleanser has a “brightening and clarifying formula with Peach Tea extract”. So I expected that this one would brighten my face. A small amount creates a good lather. My face feels clean, fresh and doesn’t feel dry after every use. I did notice some brightening effect. I didn’t experience breakouts from this so that’s a big plus in my book. I have tried to remove light makeup gunk with this, and it works pretty well. I haven’t tried it on waterproof stuff  and mascara yet.

Rating: 9/10.

Verdict: I love it. I will try the Green Tea variant as soon as I run out of this. 😀

Other Variants:
Green tea – pore cleansing and oily shine relief
Aloe tea – moisturizing and complexion health
Lemon tea – vitalizing and nourishing
Milk tea – moisturizing and smoothing

Haul: Etude House Mini Loot

I was able to purchase something from Etude House (SM Manila branch), and I’m really happy because
  1. It was my first time to buy anything from said shop
  2. I was able to buy stuff on the LAST day of the Grand Sale (20% off on all items!)
  3. I was able to snag the LAST Happy Teatime Peach Tea Cleansing Foam on the rack
  4. I got my Pink Card! Yey! (customers are entitled to a Pink Card membership when they reach at least 500 pesos worth of purchased items, valid for three years)
Yeah, I was really so happy to have a little retail therapy to take my mind off some things that made me a bit sad yesterday. So I’d like to thank all my friends who made this purchase possible. I sold some of my old books to my friends at school (orgmates from lower batches and close friends). I still have half the money I earned that will be for my FUTURE. I still get a kick out of saying that, because I feel like a bankrupt little girl every freaking day of my life. Haha!So here’s my mini loot. ☺

Freebie cotton pads
Petit Darling Nails Base Coat (P48, sale price: P38.40)
Petit Darling Nails PK011 (P48, sale price: P38.40)
Petit Darling Nails Top Coat (P48, sale price: P38.40)
Happy Teatime Peach Tea Cleansing Foam (P148, sale price: P118.40)
VIP Girl Dear Darling Lipstick in PK006 (P398, sale price: P318.40)
Etude House Pink Card!

I will write a review of the products on my next posts. Stay tuned my lovelies! ☺