Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Viva Glam Gaga

Hi guys!  I was so excited about this newest Viva Glam campaign.  I love Cyndi and Lady Gaga!  Sorry was late to post this product.  I know there are tons of this product information across blogosphere..but better late than never!  

                                                                                 
*pic courtesy of www.maccosmetics.com


Let's start with Gaga first....

A true superstar, Lady’s Gaga’s shock-art approach to performance turns our heads and makes us all go gaga. An enfant terrible who grew up singing Cyndi Lauper songs, performing was in her DNA. By her teens, she was singing self-penned electro pop in New York’s Lower East Side. Today, aided by hit records, headpieces and countless accolades, her worldwide breakthrough has brought her well-deserved notoriety, but also the ability to cock our ears. A legend in her own time whose shock value now comes with a couture tag, she jokes about “changing the world one sequin at a time.” With the launch of VIVA GLAM Gaga, that could be one shade at a time. Her take on HIV/AIDS prevention: Be selective about those you love.

Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.
*from maccosmetics.com

                                           

I love how it has the signature of Lady Gaga in the inside...very personalized
        

Here is how it looks like in the tube...a light blue pink....
                                      

Swatch....it is in lustre form so it goes on sheer but buildable
                                      


                                                      

                                


Thoughts...
Mac has different shades similar to this lippy, however since it is Viva Glam you are actually helping Mac AIDS foundation because every penny goes to a very good cause.  I love how it has Gaga's autograph in it which makes it fun.  I don't find this product drying...you can build the coverage you want...I like man a little bit sheer... Overall, I think this is very good addition to any make up collection.
  

                                                            
Have a good day everyone!

Monday, March 15, 2010

C is for...Chanel!

This is actually related to my earlier post.  The purse that I've been wanting to get is the chanel jumbo clair beige in caviar. =)  I've looked all over the place, called almost all chanel store here and near socal but they don't have any in stock.  The SA at South Coast Plaza Mall said they don't have any shipment coming in in caviar, only lamb skin and that is til June.  I don't want to get another lambskin because they are so delicate and I don't think my purse will survive without scatches...although they have the lambskin in beige in the store which I think doesn't really hold up well because it is a display item and the last one in the whole nation, I didn't give in.  Then, I started searching at Ebay.. I know there are a lot of knock offs at ebay...you just have to be really careful, while searching and... I saw a brand new one!  I was really excited but kindda apprehensive because I never bought any luxury item over there.  I had the purse authenticated at the purse forum, everything is 100% authentic and after 3 days...the purse was sold!  I was so sad and thought I wasn't meant to have the purse...that's why when I saw the multicolore speedy I got it.  Then after a week, I browse through ebay and I saw a pre-owned one.  Had it authenticated right away...everything was okay.  But I used my funds already for the LV purse.  The bf saw me having second thoughts although I really really like it and had been searching for quite some time..he bought it and offered to chip in for the purse.  And to make the long story short....here is my 

Chanel Clair Beige in Jumbo with Gold Hardware!









Thoughts..
She is stunningly beautiful.  I like it that it holds up very well and I don't have to worry about scratches and stuff and not to "baby" it.  It is relatively roomy and can fit a lot of stuff as compared to my med/large flap one that I think can only hold my zippy wallet.  You can rock this purse in three ways because of the length of the chain.  You can use it messenger style, shoulder bag or a hand bag by adjusting the chain.  I've got to warn you though that since this is a light colored purse it is prone to color transfer..meaning whatever material it comes in contact with or let say rubbed against it can get the stain from the dye..like jeans, etc.  I used it one time and was using my black sweatshirt, when I looked at the back pocket I saw a slight blackening and freaked out!  Good thing I have facial wipes and now it is good as new.  Just make sure that the wipes doesn't contain any alcohol in it.  But other than that I'm happy with my purse.  It is a very classic piece.  Now I'm officially on a purse ban!

Unplanned Purchase!

Hi everyone!  So sorry I haven't posted in such a long time.  Been very busy at work.  Now that I'm finally off, a lot of catching up to do! =)  We'll until I fly home to Philippines  anyways... =) ...moving on... this post is really special!  =) Read on...

 My sister and I had a profit sharing recently and I have extra money to buy a purse...I've been wanting to buy a particular kind and I've searched and called everywhere... sadly they are all out of stock... I checked  www.brandshopparis.com as a last resort to see if they have this purse. It's a consignment store that sells luxury brand items...sometimes they have new items but most of the time pre owned purse.  Lo and behold...I found a great deal.  I didn't find what I was looking for but I found something that I can't resist.  A speedy 30 in multicolore!  It is half the retail price but in excellent condition.  My friend and I immediately went to the store.  Good thing it is so close to my workplace that we snuck out during lunch break.  It was love at first sight!  I have to get it!  It was an unplanned purchase that I'm so grateful for! =)

Presenting my first preloved and unplanned purse!




Thoughts...
What I like about this purse is that it is so low maintenance.  I don't have to worry about it getting wet from the rain.  I like that it is roomy and can hold a lot however I'm not really a handbag person but a shoulder bag type of girl.  But anyhow, I like it a lot.  The patina on the handle is even in golden brown shade.  I saw some preloved purses on ebay that has uneven patina on each handles that's quite nasty... I don't regret getting this purse and for sure will last me a very long time! =)


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Vista Cove Farewell Party Rehab Style! =P

Thank you guys for a wonderful party! =) 


With Peggy our speech therapist..my eyes are all puffy from saying good bye!
sorry guys...our rehab gym is a mess... it's that end of the day what can I say ;P

At the party...

With Peggy again =)


With Peggy and Kit..our occupational therapist

"The Gang!"






Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gratitude...

Tomorrow's gonna be my last day of work...I feel sad yet happy at the same time.... sad that I will part with my family here at San Gabriel...happy that I will rejoin my family in the Philippines again... 3 years of learning, patience, gratitude, trials and  friendship...a great experience I will always cherish... to everyone at Vista Cove... thank you so much for everything...