Projectvanity and Dr. Jart giveaway

Project Vanity and Dr. Jart are giving away free BB Cream!

projectvanity.com contest Here's what you need to do to win one of them:

1. Answer the question: What BB cream variant do you want to win and why?

2. Post your answer on your blog (5 raffle entries), Facebook page (3 raffle entries - make sure the post is set to public so I can view), Twitter account (1 raffle entry), and/or Plurk account (1 entry).

3. Make sure that your post includes the following: the contest poster as seen above, a link to Projectvanity.com, and the contest mechanics. You will be disqualified without all three requirements in your post.

4. Lastly, leave a comment on Projectvanity’s post providing the links of all your contest entries. If you don't leave a comment, I won't know you joined. Open to Philippine residents only.

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20088157553175078I would love to try the Dr, Jart Silver Label Rejuvinating Blemish Base, because I’ve read that it gives the fullest coverage among all the Dr. Jart bb creams. And if you’ve read my previous posts on the recent break-out I went through, you’ll know that good coverage is a must for me these days.

Toy Story 3 = LOVE!!!! ♥♥♥

Yesterday, the hubby, Cupcake and I watched Toy Story 3! It was Cupcake’s second time watching a movie at the cinema. (her first was Ice Age 3)… 

This movie was AWESOME!! I laughed so hard, and got all teary-eyed at some parts too (ok, ok, I was more than just teary-eyed. haha). They couldn’t have thought of a more perfect plot for the movie. For an animated film, this one was dang full of HEART. Dare I say there were more “aaaawww” moments than there were in Up. Although Up had me in tears like a freakin baby, TS3 is hands down THE BEST animated movie I’ve ever seen.

The hubby and I are still talking about it like a bunch of excited little kids. Yes, we liked it THAT much. We liked it so much we spent the afternoon Googling trivia and video clips. (i know, we’re dorky like that) Here are some fun stuff we found out:

  • Andy has a poster of an Omnidroid in his room. (from The Incredibles)
  • When Buzz is being fixed after he is reprogrammed to be evil, the batteries he uses are BnL batteries (from WALL•E).
  • On Andy's bulletin board there is a postcard from Carl and Ellie. (from the movie Up )
  • At the daycare center, Mr. Ray the Scientific Stingray from "Finding Nemo" makes a cameo.
  • Sid, the violent teenager from Toy Story, makes a cameo appearance as an adult at the beginning and end of the film. He is the garbage man who is wearing Sid's signature skull t-shirt and is listening to heavy metal.
  • A poster on Andy's wall shows a character from the upcoming movie "Cars 2". It shows Finn McMissile, a British sports car/secret agent who plays a major role in the sequel.
  • Nemo himself appears as a sticker on Andy's old toybox.
  • Ken wears 21 different outfits in the movie.
  • The A113 logo thats pops up in most of the Pixar films makes an appearance on a license plate on the back of Andy's Mom's car. A113 is a reference to the room at CalArts in which the Pixar Animators studied.
  • Lee Unkrich and the animation team agreed to shave their heads before working on the film.
  • In Andy's room, there is a pennant for "PU." Pixar has a school for their employees to learn more about filmmaking called Pixar University - PU.
  • Director Lee Unkrich voiced the Jack in the Box that yells "New toys!" to Andy's toys when they arrive at Sunnyside.

sources:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/trivia

http://pixar.wikia.com/Toy_Story_3_Trivia

What can i say, PIXAR is the shiznit. They totally revive all my childhood dreams of becoming an animator.

Oh, and I sooo want a Lots-O-Huggin’ Bear!

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Cupcake seems to want one too. She saw this pic of it in the box and told me “Open!!”

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pics c/o http://www.toysrus.com

These bears sell for $49.99!!! Helloooo? That’s one hell of an expensive bear. (yeah, but its purple AND it smells like strawberries)

Anyways, TS3 definitely makes it to my all time favorite movies list. I don’t think even Eclipse will snap me out of this recent obsession. LOL

NYX Round Lipstick Swatches 1

I did the group swatch on my thigh! hehe.. Cupcake was like, “Nanay, what u doing? Color?” hahahaha…

{Photo taken with flash.}

Click HERE for a bigger pic.NYX Round Lipstick Swatches Part 1

{Lip swatches were taken without flash.}

Hearts for my favorites!

ORANGE SODALIPS_NYX_ORANGE-SODA

CIRCE LIPS_NYX_CIRCE

PUMPKIN PIE LIPS_NYX_PUMPKIN-PIE

TEA ROSELIPS_NYX_TEA-ROSE

SNOW WHITE LIPS_NYX_SNOWHITE

STRAWBERRY MILKLIPS_NYX_STRAWBERRY-MILK

NARCISSUSLIPS_NYX_NARCISSUS

LOUISIANALIPS_NYX_LOUISIANA

POWER LIPS_NYX_POWER

PARIS LIPS_NYX_PARIS

THALIA LIPS_NYX_THALIA

Lippie Loot from Digital Traincase

I used to never wear lipstick; I was always just a lip-balm, and lipgloss kind of girl. But recently, I have become obsessed!

THE LOOT:

  • NYX Round Lipgloss “Real Nude”
  • NYX Round Lipgloss “Doll Pink”
  • NYX Round Lipstick “Louisiana”
  • NYX Round Lipstick “Narcissus”
  • NYX Round Lipstick “Power”
  • NYX Round Lipstick “Circe”
  • NYX Round Lipstick “Snow White”

Snow White, Louisiana, Narcissus, Power, Circe

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I love every color I got in this batch! At first I was scared I would look hypothermic with Power on, but it turned out to be my absolute fave in this bunch! And Snow White too, because of the name. haha..

Lip Swatches to follow…I forgot to take swatch pics of the lipglosses. I’ll just do that in another post.

Thanks to Sol of Digital Traincase for the uber smooth transaction!

Projects: Cheska’s Store & Peachy Pink Sisters

…made with lots of love!

http://peachypinksisters.blogspot.com/PEACHYPINKSISTERS

http://shopperzville.multiply.com/ SHOPPERZVILLE

Blog Award: Cherry On Top

I’ve been busy with my latest project for Cheska’s Store, and I haven't had the time to blog or blog hop much lately. But I did manage to squeeze in a little bit of some blog love into my hectic day with this Blog Award from the oh-so-lovely Leah!

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Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who gave this award to you – Thank you LEAH!!! ♥
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List three things which you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award on to.

3 things I love about myself:

  1. My hands -- because I can do awesome things with them. HAHAHA! I love my artistic and DIY skills! All my creativity, I owe to my grandma, and to my dad. =)
  2. My ability to detach myself from people and things that do not contribute positively to my life.
  3. My legs and fingers -- because they are the only parts of my body that don’t ever get fat, no matter how much weight I gain. =)

…and here is a picture I love:

This was taken the day my Cupcake was born! Every time I see it, I am reminded of how lucky I am to have been blessed with such a beautiful little girl. The day Nikka was born was the day I became complete. ♥♥♥

And the 5 ladies I tag are:

My Papa…♥

We used to never get along. But now that I’m older, I’ve realized that some of the best and most valuable lessons I’ve learned in life, I learned from my Papa. Things like the value of honesty and integrity, and that “if you’re going to do something, do it right, or don’t do it at all.”

My papa is a passionate artist, devoted professor, and the best dad and grandpa anyone could hope for. No words can say how proud I am to be his daughter.

Pappi and his Angels

Papa and I, 21 years ago…

Pappi and my Cupcake!

no one messes with my Papa!

HAPPY FATHER’s DAY PAPA!!!

Love you soooo much!!

Check out these links to see some of my Papa’s artworks:

Another Win…Yay!

I’ve been so lucky with blog giveaways! I’ve been on blogger for 3 months, and have already won 3 giveaways! :)

The MakeupSnob’s Birthday Giveaway is the most recent one I won, and I’m so excited to see what goodies Sara picks out for me! :)

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Mikado with the Hubby

I have so many fun memories from way back in the 90’s of Sunday lunch at Mikado with my cousins and grandparents. But since so many new Japanese restaurants opened in Cebu, we all sorta forgot about Mikado. It’s probably been 15 years since the last time I ate there. Since then, the restaurant has changed it’s location and branding. I recently found out from a friend that they serve an all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet for only PhP350! And since the hubby LOVES Jap food, we decided to try it out.

Hungry, and on our way to the restaurant.IMG_1709

Sushi, Sashimi, and Maki – all you can!IMG_1715

Sake! IMG_1719

Nom Nom Nom Nom!IMG_1717

They serve a lot of other food too, like tempura, noodles, and some pork and beef dishes. I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. For PhP350, the food wasn’t bad at all!

Mikki Loves “My Lip Stuff” Giveaway! CLOSED!

I’m sure you’ll love MyLipStuff Lip Balms as much as I do, and I am happy to announce that MyLipStuff will be giving 1 of my lucky readers the chance to try out SIX of their to-die-for flavors! READ MY REVIEW HERE.mylipstuff giveaway
One lucky subscriber will win a pack of 6 lip balms from My Lip Stuff!!
Mechanics:

  1. Mandatory: Publicly follow MikkiAragon.blogspot.com via Google Friend Connect. (1 entry)

  2. Tell me one lip flavor you would choose from MyLipStuff. Check out their list of flavors HERE. (1 entry)

  3. "Like" MyLipStuff on Facebook. (1 entry)

  4. Write this on MyLipStuff’s Facebook Wall: “read about you on MikkiAragon.Blogspot.Com” (1 entry)

  5. Follow MyLipStuff on Twitter. (1 entry)

  6. Blog about this giveaway, and send us the link to your blog. (1 entry)

  7. Post a link to this giveaway on your sidebar. (1 entry)
Giveaway is open internationally!
Giveaway ends July 1, 2010.
Winner will be electronically raffled and notified via email.
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GIVEAWAY CLOSED!
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{ Read my Review on MyLipStuff HERE }

Review: MyLipStuff

If you know me, you’ll know how addicted I am to lip products. So imagine how crazy i went when I went on the MyLipStuff website and found that they make over 500 flavors of their lip balm! 500 FLAVORS! Are you kidding me!? And I went even crazier when I read through the list of yummy yummy flavors!

“My Lip Stuff lip balm is the perfect blend of butters, oils, and beeswax to moisturize dry lips!
Add to that the fact that our company is earth and animal friendly- and you have yourself the perfect lip balm!
Over 500 flavors currently available and new flavors added all the time. Special request flavor orders also available.”

– quoted from www.mylipstuff.com

I was lucky enough to be sent 3 lip balms to review:

  • Vanilla Caramel -- smells exactly like what it’s supposed to – vanilla and caramel. warm, sexy, and sweet!
  • After Dinner Mint ”Just like those little pastel pillow mints you find at restaurants!” i love love love anything minty, so i was really excited to try this out. I kinda wish the mint flavor in it was a bit stronger though.
  • Raspberry Lemonade “Sweet Raspberries and tart Lemonade make this one perfect! Stevia sweetened.” this one is my favorite of the three!! the smell reminds me of yellow gummy bears, and i loooove gummy bears.

PROS:

TEXTURE:

  • It’s just how I like my lip balm. It’s not waxy like how most lip balms are. (even Carmex has a bit of a waxy smell and feel)
  • Feels smooth and silky on the lips, glides on like butter.
  • It’s not thick and gross like petroleum jelly.

COLOR:

  • It’s clear, which I like.

SMELL and TASTE:

  • For obvious reasons! And with over 500 flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find a flavor that you’ll love. These lip balms taste just as they smell, I had to stop my self from eating it off my lips every time.

…and most importantly, it cares for my lips the way a lip balm should. My lips stayed soft and smooth all day, not once did they get chapped or flaky! I put it on at night, and woke up to happy lips! Dare I say that this will be replacing my trusty Carmex on my bedside table, and in my makeup kit!

CONS:

The only con I found was the PACKAGING. I think they can do so much better with the sticker labels. But ah, what the heck. I think these lip balms are great, nevertheless.

OVERALL:

I am addicted! And I am looking forward to trying out more of the flavors soon!

Here are the flavors I’d love to try out next:

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream “Vanilla Ice Cream, Mint, and Chocolate blend together to make this yummy treat!”
  • Peace of Mind “Essential oils of peppermint, anise, basil, spearmint, and eucalyptus will mellow your mood while they freshen your breath.”
  • Pink Cake Like a cupcake with pink icing! Cake & Sugary Icing, with hints of strawberry, lemon, & more.
  • Melon Mania “All melons here! Watermelon & Cantaloupe blended together.”
  • Bubblegum Ice Cream “Smells just like yummy Bubblegum Ice Cream!”
  • Gummy Bear “Just like the little gummy candies. Fruity and sweet!”

Click HERE for a list of available flavors and their descriptions.

Lip balms are available through www.MyLipStuff.com, and sell for US$2.50 each, and US$13.00 for a pack of 6.

*Products were provided for review, however, all opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own. This was not a paid review.

Special Delivery! MAC Lippies from Ann!

Got my prize from the Real Deal Reviews Giveaway today! Yipee!!

Swatches:

Pink Nouveau


Shy Girl

Love my new babies! Thanks again Ann!! ♥♥♥

Sunday.♥♥♥

Another happy weekend with the hubby and Cupcake!

Here we are at the grocery store…IMG_1592

Nikka wants cookies!IMG_1587

Apples too..IMG_1588

Lunch at Pizza Hut.IMG_1609

The waiter got our order wrong, so they gave us a 2nd pizza FREE! We brought it home and ate it for dinner… Lucky us!IMG_1611

Cupcake on the horsey!IMG_1622 IMG_1640 IMG_1647

Hope you had a happy weekend as well!

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