Best for Babies

Here are some over the counter skin/beauty products that Baby Joaquin and I share.

For Joaquin: use before bath

For Me: mix with my body lotion for more emollient feel

For Joaquin: Body Bath

For Me: Facial Cleanser and Make Up remover

For Joaquin: Body Bath (option 2)

For Me: Feminine Wash

For Joaquin: Body Lotion

For Me: Body Lotion… smells so goood!

Best for babies, best for me. 🙂

NYFW S/S 2012 Beauty

Playing with colors isn’t very famous in the runways of NYFW S/S 2012. New York Designers opted for nudes,browns, muted monochromatic tones as the look for next season.

 Diane Von Furstenburg

 Carolina Herrera

 Timo Weiland

Thakoon
Marc by Marc Jacobs
 Vera Wang RTW

Ladies, it will be all about the skin.  So go visit your derma, invest on the right concealer and make up base…as  nude will take the streets in Spring 2012.

P.S.

If you get tired of those browns… try this metallic look as seen in 3.1 Philip Lim Fashion Show. Make up by NARS cosmetics.

Make Up Forever and NYFW

By the time I finish this post, My sister Intet (urbandai.com) might be starting with her New York Fashion Week coverage.

In preparation for her fashion week stint, we did a make up tutorial with the products Make Up Forever Philippines gave her.

L-R: Camouflage Cream Concealer, Loose Powder, Face and Body Liquid Foundation, HD Elixir Primer, Aqualiner in purple, Smokey Lash Mascara, HD cream blush, Smoky Eye Color Palette and Lip color palette.

Here are the 4 looks I’ve created for her using the products from Makeup Forever.

1. Smoky Metallic-  Tired of the usual hallow black? Use metallic blue, green or purple shades to make your eyes pop. Nude matte lips balances the whole look.

2. Cranberry Lips- Pick the right Bordeaux shade of lipstick. Add a sexier touch by applying gloss. Use shimmer white or beige eye color. Apply pale and simple blush and coat lashes with mascara.

3. Monochrome Eyes and Lips- Use beige, taupe and brown shades on lids. Finish the look with glossy nude lips and peach blush.

4. Big brow and Flushed cheeks- using the HD cream blush apply in circular motion using fingertips. Line brows, use dark brown or sable shade. Set the brows with a clear mascara.

Unfortunately the photos of the looks was with her en route to NYC so I couldn’t post it here right away.

Retro in the Metro

I seriously miss dressing up and being comfortable in whatever fabric, cut or style. Dreaming to be back in shape again immediately after giving birth,I created this set.

Retro in the Metro by abyvalentos featuring alexander wang handbags

Extra long sleeve shirt, $70
Sheer long sleeve shirt, $70
J Brand flare jeans, $392
ALDO platform shoes, $30
Alexander wang handbag, $835
Kendra Scott stone bracelet, $68
Peacock jewelry, 4
Dorothy Perkins short necklace, 20
Kenneth Jay Lane gold plated jewelry, $150
Kate Spade resin bangle, $64
Alexander wang sunglasses, €268
Dorothy Perkins skinny belt, 5
Wet Seal buckle belt, $8.50
Red Wooden “Peace” Sign – 6-3/4″ x 3″ – Christmas Holiday Sale – Sales, $0.99

I’m so into sheer Georgette shirts and wide leg pants now. Soooo 70’s! Disco Fever Fellas!

P.S. Nothing to worry I’m not taking the risk of  wearing these items with this baby bump.

Dopp Kit- The Gentleman’s Kikay Kit

Charles Doppelt, a leather maker from Chicago during the early 1900’s, invented Dopp Kit. It seems a simple idea: make a small bag that holds your toothbrush, shaving cream, razor and other stuff you need while on the road.

A Dopp kit can be leather and nylon material. Good leather material lasts longer and could be passed through generations. On the other hand, nylon dopp kits are washable and suited to the rough-and-tumble of travel.

Dopp Kit Essentials:

Small bottle of Body Wash

Small bottle of Shampoo

Deodorant

Razor

Shaving Cream

Toothpaste

Toothbrush

Floss

Sunblock

Lip Balm

Nail Clippers

Band Aids

Safety Pins

Lint Roller

Pain Reliever Tablets

Condoms

Extra Money

It’s Father’s Day tomorrow, so take a trip to the nearest shopping mall. This just might be what your dad/husband/significant other needs.

 

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Scratch that Stretch

We hated oily skin when we were younger. Now, I’m a sucker for oils and at this moment there’s only 2 hydrating cream/ oil I wanted to have…asap.

Clarins Tonic Oil  and

Clarins Stretch Mark Control.

There’s no sign of stretch mark yet. But I believe that prevention is better than cure. If it won’t totally work at least reviews say it will reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Now, who among you will be so kind to send me these? My shopping list is super long already.

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Must Shop at Paul & Joe

Let’s continue my addiction for French, Pastels and Prairie. I thought today I needed a new compact powder. My MAC studio fix NC 35 is nearly empty plus staying home for the past week lighten my skin tone a bit.

Having to submerge myself for the past few days with shabby chic pastels, Now I’m dying to have that floral, antique pink compact from Paul and Joe… and that blush and that cat shaped lipstick that is soooo cute!

Pastel mood board with Paul & Joe Cosmetics

Cat Shaped Lipsticks

Sorry for suddenly being so girly these past few days. Something greater than me is controlling how my brain works and how I feel. And that something is pregnancy.

For product details in the mood board click here.

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