Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday FOTD

Good morning ladies! Looking forward to a bright new day today, I feel exhausted though because of work but it won't stop me from doing what I love.

I want to show you my first FOTD on this blog. I attended an event yesterday (work related), here's the simple make-up look that I did. 

Check my necklace. I got it for a very cheap price. Would you believe it cost only P69.00? This one is the first fashion necklace I've ever had, I swear!

          I didn't use so much product on my face because I'd still be going to the office right after.

Like my nails? I'm wearing Skin Food Nail Vita in number 20. The color is super orange which I love.

You can see that I put very minimal make-up for an almost natural look. Below are the products I used.

Ellana Make it last Make-up primer
Covergirl Trublend Concealer
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Nude - I love this!
Sophie Paris two-way cake foundation in Ivory - keeps oil at bay
Nichido Eyebrow powder
Maybelline Extreme Stiletto Mascara in Black
Nars blush in Orgasm
Avon Ultra Moisture rich Rose lipstick in Blushing Bride Rose - MLBB lipstick for me

Please note that I have very oily skin. I also use an oil control film whenever I get oily but this
make-up stays on for more than 10hours.

Hope you like it! Love, love!

Your's Truly,

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Rose Lipstick Haul

Hello Ladies! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

I felt excited during the weekend because I'll get to try  the new Avon UMR Rose lipstick (P199 intro price). It's the new lipstick from the UMR collection. What makes it different is the rose extract and almond oil. It's also more opaque, less glittery and promised to be more moisturizing

I initially ordered 5 lipsticks because of their lovely colors but I only got two shades. Most of them are already out of stock. I guess more dealers are ordering because of the free Ideal oil control pressed powder (P250 original price) when you buy any UMR rose lipstick from Feb. 15-29, 2012 brochure.

Here are the Photos and Swatches.

                                                                Left: Blushing Bride Rose     Right: Jubilee Rose

With Flash

Without Flash

Here are the photos of the Ideal Oil Control pressed powder in Neutral.

I will post an FOTD wearing these new lipsticks in my upcoming post.

If you're interested you can check Avons new brochure on their website

Have you tried their new collections yet?

Your's Truly,


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sad but worth the read

I was browsing through facebook when I read this story. I remember reading this around 2 or 3 years ago, it didn't occurred to me that this will make me cry again and I think I should share it too.. The story was written by Ennaid Seyer.

“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed -dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.— At least, in the eyes of our son—- I’m a loving husband….

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves.

So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don’t share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up

So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

You're Truly,
Joy :)

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I'm a working Mom who have an addiction for make-up, shoes, bags and everything that a girl can't resist. 

You'll mostly read about make-up because I feel at peace whenever I put them on or play with them. Please leave a comment, I'd like to learn from you as well.

Your's truly,
Joy :)