Swatchfest: Careline Lipgloss

11:32 AM Kat Enerva 12

Helloooooooooooooooooo are my readers still hereeeee?? *echo echo echo* T_____T I have to apologize I've been soooo busy with juggling being a mommy and working at the same time that I've neglected to update my blog for a while and I've got TONS of posts and pictures to blog about and theyre just piling up in my hard drive. Haha..

112 - sheer pale pink with shimmer
104 - bubblegum pink
107 - rosey muave
111 - bright red orange
108 - bloody red

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Perfume Wishlist and Perfume memories

11:20 PM Kat Enerva 5


I collect perfumes. For me, they're bottle of memories I can sniff when I want to remember an event, a person, a place, a time... nouns ba haha.. I don't finish a bottle up the last drop because there are times I want to use a tiny bit to reminisce something. Even though I collect, I don't buy perfumes that my nose hates. :p 

Making a list of perfumes I would like to have sometime in the near future.. :)

1. Miss Dior Cherie - no memory yet
2. Miss Dior Cherie Leau - no memory yet
3. Chanel no 5 - no memory yet
4. Chanel Chance - no memory yet
5. Avon Jet Femme - no memory yet 
6. Hermes Kelly Caleche - I caught a whiff of this on my flight to SG
7. DKNY Be Delicious - I remember my mom, it's her signature perfume
8. Lanvin Eclat L'arpege - no memory yet
9.  Lauren by Ralph Lauren - I remember me ad my mom during my childhood
10. Lancome Miracle - I remember going to vigan with my family 


Bottles I kept
1. Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline
2. Kenzo L'amour - I remember 2008-2009
3. Tommy Girl
4. Acca Kappa White Moss - I remember my office. It's my "office scent"
5. DG Light Blue - I remember PLM college days
6. Ralph Lauren EDT - I remember PCU highschool days
7. Nenuco - I remember my nursery days, my pre-school days in St. James
8. Vanilla - My sexy scent.. it's pure vanilla haha.. 

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Spend vs Save: Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Dragon

8:14 AM Kat Enerva 4



Because of my blogger friend Donna, I was inspired to search for cheap alternatives for high-end products. She suggested to try Careline lipglosses. I tried and was amazed with the texture, pigment, and staying power of this gloss. More of that in my next post as I bought the best colors available and swatched all of them on my lips! (individually of course)

The color Im going to feature today is the red one. Though not exactly alike, I found it to be similar to Chanel's Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon. A lip color with the right amount of gloss and color.

Swatch from Temptalia

Careline Gloss 60PHP

Haha.. pardon me for the messy application. But for 60 pesos you can't go wrong with this one. It's very long lasting and when the gloss fades, it leaves a beautiful red stain

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Dream: Man Covered in Mud and a Giant Crocodile

9:11 AM Kat Enerva 1

I dreamed a crocodile was chasing us.. I don't know the people I'm with. Then we saw a strange man
covered in mud and he was not moving, but then who moved and we were surprised. He told us to cover ourselves in mud so that the crocodile won't chase us anymore...

That's all I can remember.. and then I woke up.


Mud
To see mud in your dream, suggests that you are involved in a messy and sticky situation. It also suggests that some spiritual cleansing is needed. 
To dream that you are walking in mud, suggests that you are feeling weighed down by a situation, problem, or relationship. You are feeling frustrated.
To dream that mud has gotten on your clothing, means that your reputation is being attacked and called into question. Consider the term "mud-slinging" to refer to some politicians.

To see a crocodile in your dream, symbolizes freedom, hidden strength and power. It also forewarns of hidden danger. Someone near you is giving you bad advice and is trying to sway you into poor decisions. Because crocodiles can live in water and on land, they also represent your conscious and unconscious and the emotional and rational. Perhaps something is coming to the surface and you are on the verge of some new awareness.
Alternatively, the crocodile may be an aspect of yourself and your aggressive and "snappy" attitude. Or it may reveal that are being insincere, displaying false emotions and shedding "crocodile tears".
To dream that you are chased or bitten by a crocodile, denotes disappointments in love and in business.

Interpretations care of dreammood.com

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Free Drink at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

8:39 AM Kat Enerva 2

Coffee bean and tea leaf is giving away free drinks if you register at their site and share the info to your friends.. cool huh?
:)

Free Drink

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Complete Skin and Health Supplement: Vitapack Beauty 3in1 Review

8:43 AM Kat Enerva 21

I think I should also get my liver checked, haha I've been making myself as a guinea pig trying out skin supplements that I is right for me and can continually use. :) Tried it for a week and it's soooo good I bought 4 boxes for supply and backup!

65php/sachet and 650php/box of 10


See all those wonderful ingredients? Can't believe it's in a single set already!

The vitapack 3 in 1 has 3 capsules inside. One capsule for whitening, one for slimming and one for wellness. Wow.. See the picture above for the complete ingredients list. Since it has only 250mg of glutathione and 50mg of L-Cysteine, I take an additional supplement of Metathione during lunchtime. I take this once a day.


The slimming capsule is the Orange one. It's slimaluma ingredient, or carlumba fimbriata, according to google and wikipedia is an herbal appetite suppresant and an anti-obesity ingredient, yerba mate is a type of caffeine and ginger is for good digestion.

The green capsule is for wellness it has anti-oxidants like garlic, green tea,grapeseed and turmeric. Turmeric is what gives the skin radiance.  Garlic has many good benefits like for the heart, and blood circulation. Green tea and grapeseed is a good source of vitamin C and E.

I noticed that after taking this for a while, I'm never constipated and have a good regular bowel movement. NO LBMS here.. and instead of being the glutton me, I only have appetite for breakfast since I take this after breakfast, the rest of the day is glutton-free. I haven't checked my weight yet, last time I weight a month ago I was a whopping 47.5 kg!!! My cheeks were puffing out and my jeans won't fit. Now my jeans are even a bit loose on the waist wootwoo

I also did not feel tired at the end of the day. For the whitening, I'm not so sure since Im taking this with metathione, but I can attest that this has not broke me out.

I highly.. highly... highly.. highly... recommend this supplement! I hope they don't discontinue this so please support and also take this if you're interested in whitening, slimming, and wellness. This is a complete pill!
:)

Love lots,
K

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Breakfast at Dome Cafe

9:14 AM Kat Enerva 4

Don't you just love breakfasts? Hmm.. but I heard some people skip em, so please tell me are you the type of person who skips breakfast or the one who eats? But if you doo skip breakfast please don't. It's the most important meal of the day. It gives you the initial energy you need for the whole day so that what you it in the next meals are for support. It's also great if you want to go on a non-strict diet. Fill yourself up early in the morning and let your daily activities burn it all away while snacking on small treats. It's my trick for keeping weight off. *wink* a delicious way to diet.

I think this was a couple of weeks ago, on my way to work my stomach was grumbling for something oily, heavy, and full! So I got myself a full breakfast from Dome.


Yum... I got my greasy plate of eggs, bacon, hashbrown, and wheat bread (for the sake of making the breakfast the least healthy haha) and green tea and mint tea from Twinings, a whole pot :)
It's a breakfast you can always make at home, so paying for this one was not worth it.. but I don't have the time of day to cook :( so have to eat out all the time..

Eating at dome makes you feel you go back to the 50's.. it looks so classic inside.. and comfy.. :)

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Review/Swatch: NARS Blush in Deep Throat : My Favorite NARS Blush

8:45 AM Kat Enerva 2

NARS products are a hit or miss on me. I have acidic skin so most of their blushes turn to a strange color after sometime on me. For example, NARS Angelika is described as a cool bubblegum pink, after 15 minutes on me it turns orange. NARS Sin is supposed to be plummy, after a few minutes, it turns brown. Sad really :(

Retail Price: 25USD or 1350PHP and yes, it's dirty.

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BonChon Chicken Review : My Lolo Makes Better if not the BEST Tasting Chicken than BonChon

8:52 AM Kat Enerva 2

After hearing and reading all the RAVES regarding how Bonchon is the "BEST" fried chicken they ever had. The  curious glutton and me craved for it for days and days.. finally, I got the chance to try it yesterday at the Ayala Triangle Garden branch around lunch time. I ordered the 2 piece drumstick with rice, one variant in soy and garlic, the other in spicy. In fairness, I was very hungry at that time so any food I take that time must taste delish.. Haha..

(Sorry folks, forgot to bring my camera so had to place a googled picture of the chicken instead)




So here are the things I dont like about the chicken, and Im sorry besides the fact that it filled up my stomach because I was so hungry, there isnt much to like about the famous bonchon.

1. The meat was bland, very bland, and the one I had was undercooked with blood seeping out. I dont mind undercooked, but the meat was practically TASTELESS.
2. Fine, the skin is crispy, it's so crispy it's FAKE, it's very salty but still bland, there's no "umami yummy" taste that fried chickens should have
3. The sauce is pungent. Like they put urine as a secret ingredient.

I hate this chicken, it's so overhyped and overrated. Hey, my advice? If you want crispy chicken outside of your home (coz I bet your homemade fried chicken is wayyy better than this one) go to Jolibee instead. Yes jolibee! At least you don't get to waste your money on fake fried chicken.

My lolo in my opinion is the best cook in the woooorld... (I bet your lolo is too :) ) and the secret to his fried chicken besides putting your heart into cooking is patis, calamansi, and sile (fish sauce, philippine lemon, and chili). The patis gives the umami yummy taste and it seeps in to the skin, the calamansi removes the "malansa" taste of the chicken and the sile gives it the kick it needs. He deeps fry it until cooked and crispy. Will post a picture if he cooks chicken again.


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The Secret to Smooth Supple Skin

8:16 AM Kat Enerva 1

Another disclaimer: This is not a paid ad, it's just that the information is really useful for readers and hey, their products are really good as their claims!

The secret to soft and supple skin

 Try running the back of your hand on your face, do you feel soft, smooth and supple skin or are there rough patches?  Women, as a rule will desire soft and smooth skin yet in between facials this is a little difficult to achieve. Keeping skin hydrated is very important as it gives you smooth and supple skin. After all, healthy-looking skin is made up of high percentage of water. Without adequate hydration, your skin will look stressed-out, showing unwanted signs such as excessive shine, fine lines and lack of radiance.

What makes facial skin rough?
The lack of water makes the skin rough and sets the stage for fine lines and wrinkles.  But what most people don’t know is that oil and water are two different things when it comes to skin care.  We use oil-based moisturizers that only add excess oil to the surface of our skin.  What you really need for hydration is to increase the water content in your skin.  Water easily evaporates and dries out the skin, leaving it sallow and lifeless.  Soft dewy and supple skin is ideal, but how do we get it?  First we need to understand why the skin gets rough and what we do on a daily basis to contribute with loss of hydration from our skin.
  1. In the morning, rushing out without sun block will contribute to all sorts of short and long- term skin problems.  The sun is the primary cause of premature aging and exposure to the sun contributes to fine lines and dehydrated skin.
  2. Your daily dose of caffeine sucks moisture out of your skin.
  3. Aircon dehydrates your skin.  Spending long periods of time in an air-conditioned room or environment dries out and stresses your delicate facial skin.
  4. Stress, overwork and sleep deprivation causes the skin to be unbalanced. The result is dry, dull and dehydrated skin.
  5. Drink lots of water.  Juices and teas are not substitutes for water.  Take water to replenish water loss from your skin and your system.  Remember that water is the key to hydration.
                                                                                                                                                          The solution:
The solution can be summed up in one word, WATER!  Oil and water are two essential elements to make your skin soft, smooth and supple.  Yet, most women shy away from moisturizers because it makes their skin oily.  True, most moisturizers contain oil that adds even more oil to your face, which you are trying to lessen in the first place.  Again, the answer is water!  Dehydrated skin is dry, sallow and lifeless because it lacks water.  Water will add plum, glow and radiance to the skin’s overall appearance and make it softer, smoother and more supple.  Ideal skin is hydrated skin



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Factors like the environment habits and lifestyle are all moisture poachers resulting in more problems than just dry skin over time. Such problems include: premature wrinkles and loss of radiance that make one look older, sensitive skin often accompanied by irritation, blotchiness and itchiness. Users of moisturizers are sometimes not aware that their product don’t provide enough hydration and is unable to retain longer skin moisture.
Here are top 5 reasons why your skin needs constant hydration:

    •       Work & Stress
Most of us work from 9 to 5 or even more and that’s constant hours under the drying air conditioner (and stress), 5 to 6 days a week.
    •       Driving
            Your skin is attacked by harmful UV rays, the air conditioner inside and the air pollution outside.
    •       Flying
The pressurized air-conditioned cabin with low humidity (usually less than 20%) is very dehydrating.
    •       Over-cleansing
            Washing your face too often strips away skin’s protective oils necessary to retain   moisture.
    •       Smoking & drinking
Even second-hand smoke causes skin oxidation. Alcohol causes you to urinate more often, so you dehydrate faster.


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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask
Boosts skin’s moisture level 14 times.  It is made with smart-fit fabric with 14,000 micro-holes to deeply infuse 25% more hydrating essence. Use as needed, at least once a week for deep and immediate hydration results.  May also be used in the evening after cleansing and toning.  Apply the mask and leave on for 15 minutes.  Remove the mask and massage the remaining essence into your facial and neck area.  Do not rinse, sleep with the essence.  No need to apply water gel after sing the mask.  1 pc/P198.00
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Hyaluronic Acid is the key compound that keeps our skin youthful.  It works by binding to water molecules and holding up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture, resulting in more supple and smooth skin.
Olive Extract
Known for its protective, moisturizing and antioxidant qualities, it is a complex combination of fatty acids, which is very similar to our skin’s natural moisture shield.
Glycerin
Helps bind moisture to the skin’s surface for optimal softening effect, and is a potent skin firming agent to stimulate natural improvement of the skin’s support systems.
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•  It is lightweight, not sticky and easily absorbed by the skin
•  Immediate results you can see and feel
•  Can be used in conjunction with or alternately with your current skin care regimen such as
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•  It provides the solution to dehydrated skin without the excess oils that most other products
    offer. 
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Dreams: Storm, Car, and Deleting Something

5:47 AM Kat Enerva 1


To see a storm in your dream, signifies some overwhelming struggle, shock, loss or catastrophe in your waking life. The storm also represents unexpressed fears or emotions, such as anger, rage, turmoil, etc. On a more positive note, the storm symbolizes your rising spirituality. It may signal rapid changes ahead for you.
To dream that you take cover in a storm, foretells that whatever disturbance or problems is occurring in your life will quickly blow over. Consider also the phrase "weather the storm", which refers to your ability and strength to withstand whatever comes.

To dream that you are driving a car, denotes your ambition, your drive and your ability to navigate fromone stage of your life to another. Consider how smooth or rough the car ride is. If you are driving the car, then you are taking an active role in the way your life is going. However, if you are the passenger, then you are taking a passive role. If you are in the backseat of the car, then it indicates that you are putting yourself down and are allowing others to take over. This may be a result of low self-esteem or low self-confidence.  Overall, this dream symbol is an indication of your dependence and degree of control you have on your life.
To dream that your car won't start, indicates that you are feeling powerless in some situation.
To dream that you forgot or can't find where you parked your car, indicates that you are dissatisfied or unhappy with an aspect of your waking life. You do not know what you really want to do with your life or where you want to go. To dream that your car has been stolen, indicates that you are being stripped of your identity.  This may relate to losing your job, a failed relationship, or some situation which has played a significant role in your identity and who you are as a person. 
To dream that your car is overheating, suggests that you are expending too much energy. You need to slow down or run the risk of being burnt out. You are taking on more than you can handle. It is time to take a breather. 
To see a parked car in your dream, suggests that you need to turn your efforts and energies elsewhere. You may be needlessly spending your energy in a fruitless endeavor. Alternatively, a parked car may symbolize your need to stop and enjoy life. 
To dream that you are almost hit by a car, suggests that your lifestyle, beliefs or goals may be in conflict with another's. It may also be symbolic of a jolting experience or injured pride.
To dream that you are unable to roll up the windows of your car, suggests that  you are showing some hesitation and reservation about the direction that you are taking in life or the path that you have chosen.
To see a haunted car in your dream, represents unfinished goals. You had started off on a path or journey, but never reached the end. Perhaps life had taken you on a different direction that you had planned or intended.

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Dream: White Gun

4:44 PM Kat Enerva 0

Since this blog also serves as my dream journal, last night I had a strange dream and all i can remember when I woke up was that I was holding an unloaded white gun.. and it was in my entire dream..
so here's the interpretation of both white, and gun taken from dream moods

Gun

To see a gun in your dream, symbolizes aggression, anger, and potential danger. You may be dealing with issues of passiveness/aggressiveness and authority/dependence. Alternatively, a gun represents the penis and male sexual drive. Thus, the gun may mean power or impotence, depending on whether the gun went off or misfired.

To dream that you are loading a gun, forewarns that you should be careful in not letting your temper get out of control.

To dream that a gun jams or fails to fire, indicates that you are feeling powerless in some waking situation. Perhaps you need to attack your problems from a different approach. Alternatively, a malfunctioning gun represents sexual impotence or fear of impotence.

To dream that you shoot someone with a gun, denotes your aggressive feeling and hidden anger toward that particular person.

To dream that someone is shooting you with a gun, suggests that you are experiencing some confrontation in your waking life. You feel victimized in some situation.

White
White represents purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.�Alternatively, white refers to a clean, blank slate. Or it may refer to a cover-up. In Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning.

Contest WINNER! + Neutrogena Hydroboost Launch

9:12 AM Kat Enerva 2

It was a blessing to have been invited on the launch of Neutrogena's latest skincare line which really really really suits my needs! (more of this on my next post) and it was uber fun to meet co-bloggers, and people from the press. Yummy food and of course.. the goodie box which is filled with the complete line. Winner for the Neutrogena contest will be posted at the end of this post.. So to the winner, please do leave a comment here with your name and e-mail address so I can contact you right away on how you can claim your prize.

This girl, takes good shots every time. It seems she practiced how to talk and yet smile at the same time. Amazing


The special ingredients of hydroboost, which I will give you a detailed discussion that these are the REAL ingredients for TRUE moisturization and not give you skin false moisture

Me, Say, and Argie :)



and the winner for our Neutrogena contest is... (this is picked by closing my eyes and me pointing the finger in the list of names haha so fun)

Ms. Lara De Vega
Sarah Alvaro

Please please please leave a comment within the day.. or else I will choose another winner

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Beauty Q&A

6:36 AM Kat Enerva 0


SKINCARE

How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice


What skin type do you have?
I have combination skin


What is your current facial wash?
Hmm.. I switch regularly! I use Beauche soap, Neutrogena deep clean, neutrogena hydroboost, J&J baby soap, safeguard, Olay, Pond's (the black one)


Do you exfoliate?
Every other day for the face using M2 skin refinish, and 2x a week for the body using different scrubs

What brand do you use?
See answers above


What moisturizer do you use?
Haha,.. I also switch brands, Soap & Glory Clear Here, Neutrogena Hydroboost, Celeteque, Beauche


Do you have freckles?
Nope


Do you use eye cream?
Nope


Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Back in HS..super stress


Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No[e



MAKE UP

What foundation do you use?
None


How about concealer?
TheBalm Time Balm in light medium.


Do you know your undertone color?
Im a neutral


What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Would love to use em, but I really can't get the hang of putting them on.. it looks weird on me


Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes..but it depends on the mascara formulation also


What brand of mascara do you use?
Maybelline and Majolica Majorca

Sephora or MAC?
This is a weird question. Sephora is a store+brand and MAC is a brand. Sephora please since it offers more variety


Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
Nope


What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Fingers


Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Nope


For the face?
Biore Sunscreen


What is your favorite eyeshadow?
Wet N Wild in Taupe


Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Hmm... Gel pencil eyeliner 


How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Never


What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Hard to use

Do you use mineral makeup?
Before


What is your favorite lipstick?
Chanel Rouge Allure in Flamboyante


How about lipgloss?
Revlon Super Lustrous in Pink Pop


What is your favorite blush to use?
NARS Deep Throat


Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Only with my trusted sellers


Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes..


Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
No..


Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
No time for that

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Nope


Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Wrong foundation shade... clown face.. 


Do you like colorful shades of makeup?
Sometimes

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Eva Longoria


If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Concealer


Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes


Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Yes.. 


In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
Chanel or Guerlain for HE, Maybelline and Wet N Wild for Drugstore


What do you think of Makeup??
It makes girls extra pretty. Use makeup to enhance, not to change.

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