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Friday, February 07, 2014

Kikay Friday: NYC's Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain

I got my first lip stain (actually 2!) from my good friend (Redjuelle) who is based in New York sometime last year but I used it only the other day as I am getting tired of alternating my matte-finish Chili by MAC and long last-finish in All Heart shade by Clinique.

It's my first time to own and use New York Color (NYC) cosmetics so I had to read up about it before using their products. Judging from their products online, they are more hip, chic and vibrant in colors - the sort of shades that New Yorkers would use. If you are the type who likes to stick to the classics, old-fashioned make up where pink is pale and the only variation of red is either deep red or hot red, then NYC is not for you.
I fell in love with NYC's lip stain as soon as I started applying the first coat. It feels like I am not wearing anything on my lips at all! My lips looked naturally tinted too because of the matte finish. It didn't leave any lipstick mark on my coffee mug and didn't rub off when I kiss my toddler.

The only negative comment I can say is it didn't last up to 16 hours. I had to retouch after around 5 hours (and to think I hardly drink when I am in the office).

I checked NYC's website and discovered that these lip stains retail for $4.99. That's roughly Php230. Reasonable and affordable!
Note: Do not confuse NYC cosmetics with NYX (which is available in Philippines). They are not the same :)

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Throw Back Thursday: Noisy

Dear Daddy

I don't know if you keep track of time up there in heaven. Probably not since you're there for eternity anyway.
Well, today is Thursday and there is a trend online called Throwback Thursday or TBT. It's basically a day in the week where netizens (that's what internet savvies call themselves now, Dad) post photos of them from long time ago. Most post pictures of them when they were babies but I haven't done that. The Hubby said my baby pictures are better kept in the cabinet; you lock them there and throw away the keys. Silly, wasn't he? I know you told me I was a cute baby!
Anyway, the key is to post photos that would help you and those in the photos reminisce about the past, have a laugh or two at how thin (or fat) they once were and drown in nostalgia. I prefer posting anything about the past including letters, gifts, old essays and stories I've written, funny conversations I had with friends and many more.
Best of all, I don't plan what I post like it's a school project where I have to search for old photos every Wednesday and make sure they're posted the following day at 7am sharp. I let it happen. I find something and I post it. Heck, sometimes I don't even wait for Thursday.
So why am I telling you all these? Well, I am going to do a #TBT today with you in it. As we were browsing through old letters we sent you as kids when you were in Jeddah, I came across a really good one. It made me realize nothing much have changed in me. Mataray pa din.

"Alam mo Daddy pag nalilista ako ng noisy minsan hindi naman ako nag dadaldal. Manghiram ka lang ng eraser, lista agad. Edi naiinis ako, tumataas na naman ang kilay ko. Ang ginawa ko pinandilatan ko ng mata si Ms. President tapos sumigaw ako, "Bakit mo ako nilista ha?!" Eh hindi pa tapos yung sinasabi ko bigla akong binura. Natakot siguro. Kaya tuwing malilista ako, isang tingin ko lang oka na. Erase agad."
Reading this letter where I was telling you my escapades as the 'terror girl' in school made me laugh. I have forgotten already that I was *this* wicked when I was young.
I imagine you shaking your head, your lips forming a wide grin as you read my you feel nostalgic now, Daddy?
I do.
I miss you.
Your Kikay
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