One order of grande "Barielle Make it a Latte" please!

Cute name right?! I promised to post the swatches last week but I got busy (again). Better late than never.

Love the formula, love the shade, love everything about this polish! Hope you'll be wowed (too), by how rich this shade is. So far, my favorite Barielle nail polish. This, coming from someone who's not into browns. *wink*

Let the pictures do the talking. Raw pictures, no editing done except for resizing. Yes, too much light. Was in the balcony when the pictures are taken! 

Well? What can you say?! Uhmm, please don't comment on how thick my cuticles are (I forgot to push them back!) nor how dirty the bottle is, it's been in my Helmer for a while!

Uhmmm, can I make it a Venti now?!

Sale Alert: Sprint Asia

Sprint Asia, the local distributor of Orly, Wet 'n Wild, Temptu, MakeUp Designory (MUD), and a lot more will be having a year-end sale this coming December 6-10, 10:00 am to 5:00pm and December 11 from 10:00am to 3:00pm!

Please click the pic above for their showroom's address. I'm hoping MUD brushes will be on sale too! 

NOTD: Barielle Lava Rock

Got this polish for a while and it's only yesterday that I decided to use this. I just felt like wearing a deep darker shade after sporting blues and greens for quite sometime. 

Just by looking at the bottle, my 18-year old self might have fallen in love with this polish. Wayback my college days, I love dark vampy shades. Is there anyone who remember Careline's Black Orchid? Or was it Chic or Caronia?  

Described from Barielle's site as black with red pearl swirl, this polish comes into life when under the sun. It turns a bit brownish rather than it's original frosted deep wine shade. You'll think I'm wearing two different polishes in the pics posted below. No altering done, taken as is from my digicam *wink*

under the sun
under the sun
with flash, sorry didn't notice one of my fingers covered the cam's flash 
Formula wise, I'll rate it 9/10. Drying time is okay too, didn't use a top coat for this (I ran out of Poshe and Seche Vite, gasp!). I used 3 thin coats here, although 2 regular coats will do.  

Up next, Barielle Make it a Latte. I'll try to make this week's posts everything Barielle.

Happy 1st of December! 3 weeks more to complete our Christmas shopping! 

NARS Holiday 2010 Collection is here!

Availability of the Holiday 2010 collection is confirmed for Rustan's Shangri-la and Gateway, for Rustan's Makati, please call them first to verify. 

I know I don't need to tell you what I reserved from this collection LOL! 

I want to get Etrusque eyeshadow (lower left corner) just because I love gold! Melusine eyeshadow duo looks nice too. Or maybe, I'll just include them on my Christmas wishlist? What do you think? Anyone care to give them to me as gift haha. 

NARS gift sets are available too including this mini nail polish set, priced at P1,450 (not bad, online price is $30!)

Cuteness! Perfect as Christmas gift to your gal friends who love nail polishes (ahem, ahem)!

Also, if it's not too much to ask, please go get your NARS stuff at Rustan's Shang c/o Lara. You already know she's my favorite MA and I wanna help her reach her quota for this month, LOL! 

Orly Precious Collection For Spring 2011

What do you think? Too early? Hmm, don't think so! It will be less than 60 days before 2011 and I'm quite excited! New year, new collection, new polishes, new lemmings! Yeah right! 

To start with, Orly just came up with this press release for their upcoming collection. 

ORLY Spring 2011 Collection
Luxurious, Sophisticated Hues to Covet

For centuries, people around the globe have been enamored with lush fabrics, rare stones and extravagant finishes. ORLY celebrates the refined glamour of porcelain, the vibrant sheen of silk, and the lush sparkle of priceless gems with Precious. Lend a sense of romance and richness to every spring ensemble by sporting lavish shades on fingertips and toes. The six lacquers in the Precious Collection signal a fresh approach to spring fashion and a renewed appreciation for the exotic workmanship, ornamental engravings, and sumptuous fabrics known to accompany the luxe life.

The six Lacquers in the Precious Collection include:

Pure Porcelain: Beige Crème
Gilded Coral: Coral Gold Shimmer
Fancy Fuchsia: Pink Crème
Ancient Jade: Green Crème
Sapphire Silk: Deep Teal Crème
Royal Velvet: Purple Blue Shimmer
All ORLY Nail Lacquers including the Precious Collection are free of DBP, Toluene and all traces of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.

The Precious Collection Lacquers will be available starting March 2011 in the US. 

What do you think? To be quite honest, they're not at all unique noh? Well, I'm basing this opinion from the bottle pics. Ancient Jade reminds me of Mint Mojito while Sapphire Silk looks like OPI Ski Teal We Drop. I'm quite intrigue with Royal Velvet though. I hope that the shimmer in the bottle will translate well when applied to the nails. 

How about you? What's your pick? 

Well, that's all. I have to go back to work now. Yes, we're not on holiday today unlike you the lucky ones!

I'm at the Karl Edwards bazaar again!

Please check this link for the shades of the polishes available at the bazaar

There's Orly Space Cadet, OPI Suedes, Essie Matte About You and a whole lot more!!! 

See you there! 

MAC Tartan Tale Collection is here!

Just in case you don't know yet coz I feel like I'm the last one to blog about it! 


Went there during my lunch break, wasn't able to play with the testers =(

The bags/pouches are cute!

Can you guess what I got for myself? 

Errr, I'm too predictable noh! 

The shades on the nail lacquer set are not that unique though. If you're not into nail polish, I'm quite sure you'll pass up on this. 

What I didn't get: The 2 full size nail polishes. 

I passed up on Sly as a Fox since it looks like my Chanel Rouge Fatal. 

Style Clan, on the other hand, is not the type of shade I would normally go for. Although seeing it on my nail now as I type this, I think I want it. Waaaaaah!

Let me know what you got from this collection, ok?

Update + NOTD: Orly Space Cadet

How's your weekend? Mine's pretty jam packed! As announced last week, I joined the Karl Edwards Bazaar. Would you believe I decided to join just last Wednesday? Talk about being prepared huh! Anyway, everything went well, thanks to those who helped me - P, even though he gave me so much stress (shhh don't tell haha), my brother, Jheng and Ton, for the transpo, Sophie for tips and encouraging me to join bazaars, Jean&Rosz, to everyone who dropped by - sorry I'm a bit slow with names, holler if I forgot to mention you - rachel, joycie, kate, vj, emcy (jen, you should've come too!) mara, liz, phoebe, waaah there's more I know! So sorry, my mind is a li'l bit fuzzy till now! Tita Glo was there too, Glo as in former President Gloria Arroyo's impersonator haha. 

Some pics:

And for my NOTD, I'm wearing Orly Space Cadet today (since yesterday actually). This is truly an amazing polish. Love how it changes its color depending on lighting condition. A bit sheer, so I used 3 coats. My fingers are a bit dry in the pics as I forgot to put on Lush Lemony Flutter before hitting the bed last night, errr afternoon. I fell asleep at around 5:00 pm yesterday after work and woke up 7:00 am today! That's 14 hours of sleep, woohoo! Talk about body recharging hehe. 

Anyway, for the pics, I will post a lottttttt. I just can't get enough of Space Cadet!

My First Bazaar!

Sorry for the lack of post/updates. Just really busy with work and some stuff.

Like this:

Yes, this is my first bazaar ever! I've been selling to Multiply for about a year now (which reminds me I should celebrate with another giveaway huh!) but I'm always chickening (is there such a word? haha) out! Afraid of the booth rental cost, not enough stocks and what nots! 

Yesterday, I was chatting with some of my online friends then out of nowhere, I said, I want to join a bazaar! Haha! Crazy right?! I don't even have any bazaar materials! Oh well, there's always a first time! 

Bazaar details here and here. Will be needing all the luck and support, hope you can drop by at our stall! I will be with Jean and Rosz (for trendy accessories), plus Beauty and Minerals (mineral makeups, etc) will be on the same bazaar too! Meanwhile, Amber Lights Laguna (soya scented candles which I love, do get Country Meadows and Baby Powder scents) will be at the Zonta Bazaar on Sunday! 

Any seasoned bazaarista(s) reading this? Need tips, like what to bring, what else do I need, etc! Told you, I'm a newbie at this! Haha! Wish me luck! 

Hoping to see you there! 

Just another shameless plug!

Hi girls! Just want to announce that I will be in Trinoma on Sunday. 

I'll have with me the complete shades of NYX round lipsticks and round lipgloss. That's 144 shades of lipstick and 36 shades of round lipgloss, all available for swatching so you can test the shades first before ordering them. =)

Details of this week's meetup below: 

Trinoma Meetup
17 October 2010
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
@ The White Hat Italian Yoghurt
(or Chewy Junior if The White Hat is full)
2nd Level, TriNoma Mall
Above Jollibee and Mcdo, near Yellowcab, in front of Crocs.

Some pics for reference:

Please fill out the form below. 
Carefully input your number/email below so I can confirm with you
the meetup the day before.

as always, 50% downpayment will be required for orders.
Order Forms will be distributed during the meetup.

Schedule of meetup for Glorietta and Robinson's Galleria will be next week, details to follow! 


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