Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mini Makeup Haul

It is true when Sherilyn mentioned in her blog that we have gone MAKEUP CRAZY over the course of hmmmm... 3 weeks now. We have visited MAC's and SEPHORA's left and right, and we NEVER get tired of it! Call it a cliche, but yeah, girls just wanna have fun... WOMEN NEED TONS OF MAKEUP! : ) So today, I went to re-visit MAC (yes, again!), and I got me a couple more things... like MORE BRUSHES!!! I'm slowly trying to build my collection. I got MAC brushes #150 and #134.They are both face-powdered brushes. OMG!!! Not that I'm over exaggerating, but the 134 is so freaken soft, which I think is more softer than the Mac Kabuki brush (#182)! I consider this one a MUST-HAVE on my list and a favorite!

The #150 is also used for the face... this brush is a little firmer and doesn't grab a whole lot of powder, which is good for ordinary days. Geez, I'm sounding like one of them YouTube MakeUp Gurus. hehe. In addition, I also got a MAC Mineralize Skinfinish NATURAL Powder in Medium Plus. I didn't want to get another Studio Fix since I've been using it for the passed 3 years, and needless to say, IT IS VERY HEAVY ON THE FACE! My face is very dry and the MAC rep suggested the mineralized powder, which by the way is baked. It's pretty light (not heavy) on the face... so far, so good.

Mark and I also went to Sephora at Otay this morning. I got two of Kat Von D. eyeshadow palettes. It comes with colors I think are pretty, and they are very pigmented, which I like!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mark's Birthday Bash

SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 - Mark's birthday! But the night before, the parents took all of us out to a buffet dinner at Barona's Casino. Their PRIME RIB was sooo good! We also enjoyed their strawberry and chocolate crepes.

On Sunday, his actual birthday, we went to church and afterwards, we surprised Mark with a brunch buffet celebration over at Humphrey's by the Bay. I know... another buffet!!! Anyways, he didn't know what to expect at first since we left the GPS system to guide him to our destination. Seemed more like a game but really, we had him guessing all the way there.

Their food was pretty descent. We loved their prime rib, Maple-Brown Sugar baked ham, pasta, omelets, sausage, potatoes, apple-wood smoked bacon and OMG... their BELGIUM WAFFLES... how I miss those! I think the last time I had them were at the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. I just realized it's been more than a decade ago! Their desserts were delicious too! And we got free-flowing champagne. You can check out their website at to see everything else they had for their Sunday brunch since I believe their menu stays the same for awhile. It's kind of pricy but great for occassions! A toast to good times!
Thanks to Ian, Sherilyn and Allen for coming with us!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mini MAC Haul # 1

Sherilyn and I visited a MAC store today. I'm so blessed I have a MAC store that's 5minutes away from me... 5 MINUTES AWAY!!! But Sherilyn is even more blessed since she has a MAC PRO store that's 5 minutes away from where she lives. LOL Can't beat that!!! Many people are confused... YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A MAC PRO MEMBER TO PURCHASE MAC PRO PRODUCTS. From what I've learned, any person can buy Mac PRO products of either two ways: you can order/purchase at a MAC PRO store or through MAC PRO's 1-800 number (check out for more info). However, a non-mac-pro member cannot order from the Mac PRO website. That I guess, is the only downfall, other than not having the MAC pro discount.

So what did I get??? My intentions were to buy their make-up brushes. I AM LITERALLY OBSESSED WITH MAKE-UP BRUSHES RIGHT NOW!! I've own a couple of their other brushes for 3 years now and they're still in good shape! I was going to buy some comparable brushes at cheaper prices but what the heck, I love MAC and the quality is fantastic! So, my intentions were to go buy just brushes and out I came with just brushes, oh and I almost forgot, a roll-on bag for the brushes.

Lets see... I got the MAC Brush #s 187, 213, 190, 182, 224. The Kabuki brush has really soft bristles! I think it's made of raccoon hair or some other natural fiber. I forgot. But yeah, that's what I got today! = )

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Autumn is Here

As I sit here blogging, I am looking out the window and the time is currently 7.00pm. NO sunlight, it's really pitch dark outside. Oh, wait.. I just heard Buttons (Sherilyn's cutest cat) catch something... it's squealing for dear life! Oh, no... what could it be? Maya who's sitting near the window is very anxious and wants to go out to see Buttons but the door is closed. Hah! The hubby would kill me if I were to let her out. Often times, Maya has escaped and gotten in trouble for that.

*** Be right back ***

It appears that Buttons caught a medium sized mouse and killed it!

Going back to what I was saying in the beginning, it's dark outside! I looked at my calendar only to find out that Autumn began yesterday. Wow... time is flying by so very crazy!!! I guess LONG nights are here to stay. Here come the Holidays! Wohoo!

On to Johnny

I started reading "Dear John," by Nicholas Sparks late last night. The hubby asked me a few times if I wanted to play Mario Kart, but I resisted the temptation and decided to start the book even though I wasn't done with the Twilight Series. Did I ever mention that I have been listening to it on my iPhone lately? Yup, thanks to Sherilyn who always comes up with better ideas!

I finished chapter one by the way (of Dear John) and so far, I am liking it. Mark is in the military and thus the theme of this book and I can very much relate. It's interesting how in some ways Mark and I are similar to these fictional characters - John and Savannah.

I'm really excited in finding out what is going to happen just because Nicholas Sparks comes up with good endings especially in his book, The Wedding. If you haven't read it, make sure you read The Notebook first as The wedding is the sequel. Good reading everyone!

Monday, September 22, 2008

For the First Time...

It was when I was watching TFC a few days ago that I found out this movie was already playing at our local theater! So, the hubby and I decided to go watch it. *YAY!* Sadly, it will be around ONLY for exactly ONE week.

Anyhow, I promised that I would watch the movie even though I know it would not exceed my expectations, but Richard and K.C. in a movie together? C'mon... I love them both and they look so good together! Like all Filipino movies, the ending was very predictable, but no hate.

Aside from all the acting, I believe these two are a good match in looks and status. I didn't like the story, though some scenes of it made me teary.... just teary! However, there is one thing I am looking forward to... I WANT TO GO TO SANTORINI SOMEDAY! : )

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fresh from the Outback

Yesterday morning, I picked these red peppers from our little garden in our back yard. Aren't they so red and cute that they look almost fake? I just happen to love the color red (well, only on certain things) so I thought of taking this picture. I've heard in other states, many citizens have begun planting their own garden of veggies since the cost of almost everything has soared sky-high, most especially gas (and yes that includes vegtables). Unfortunately, we are in that economic phase where things have to change, and all we can do is accept the fact that things aren't going to get any cheaper. What can I say? Life isn't fair all the time. Maybe I should get a bite of that red pepper...or better yet, have me some ice-cold Dr. Pepper! ^__^. Geez...what on earth am I saying?! Happy Friday everyone! =^.^=

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Book Worm

And so I'm back... Yes, I am and where have I been?!? Well, I've been slowly trying to figure out things for myself and for the people I love. But other things have come in the way, and so I sit here contemplating on just the small stuff waiting for the last minute to deal with the important things that matters most. I usually tend NOT to slack, but heck, it's getting to me... seriously , it is.

Want to know something? I'm not even done reading Twilight, but I saw the preview of its movie at Borders. Yup-yup... I saw Edward!!! ^__^ Now, I really have to finish reading the book!

But on the other hand, I found the book that I've been wanting to read -Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. It's just that I never bought it since I already have like 5 books lined up, but since it cost less than half its price, I decided to buy it. My principle on books has always been, finish what you're reading and move on to the next. So, after reading Twilight... I'll have to put the other series on hold and read Dear John. I'm really excited because I love Nicholas Sparks! His choice of words usually gives a vivid picture of what I'm reading, an excellent author, I must say.

By the way, another one of his novels - Nights in Rodante is coming soon to theaters near you! I've read the book a few years back... And by far, this is the novel I like least. Haha.

There's so much more to say, but I need to read some Twilight before it's too late. I'll have to continue this some other time. Good day!

~ L.T.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dolly Passion

People constantly ask me numerous questions about my dolls. I normally get these questions from fellow Pullip collectors and ofcourse, those who are interested. The popular questions vary from which dolls I have to how many and so on and so forth. BUT one question never seems to fade away and that is, WHEN will I ever post pictures of them. Funny... funny... Let's just say that never in my mind had i thought they'd be anticipating something like this.

Well, not too long ago, I finally took the time AND patience to do some doll photography and boy, oh wasnt easy especially when you're wanting the outcome to be picture perfect! Anyhow, after all the effort I gave, some of the pictures turned out nicely. And today, I was able to post these pictures... You are welcome to visit the blogsite I have made strictly for my dolls at WWW.DOLLYPASSION.BLOGSPOT.COM and let me know what you think =^.^=

Or you can always click the link - "Leslie's Dollies," found on the left side of this blog. Thanks and sorry for the long wait.

~ L.T.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I'm Back and so is She!

Seems like i haven't been here in so long! Well, Labor day weekend is finally over. We did a few fun things, but didn't go to the beach like how I was wanting to go. Summer days are almost over, and I still haven't gone to the beach this year! I know I don't really like sunny days, but it's been so hot! Today, September begins so it should be getting cooler.
Went to the mall yesterday... Played with make-up at Sephora's and had fish tacos at Rubios. I was going to buy my Bvlgari sunglasses, but thought I could spend the money on something more useful and worthwhile. Hence, I bought a GPS system for my car. I am bad with directions so this would work for me instead rather than a pair of shades that I am bound to lose sooner or later.
To top the long weekend off, I didn't forget to watch Prison Break 4!!! It premiered this evening, and I shall continue to watch it weekly! To our surprise, "she's" back... Just like how i imagined! Oh Michael Scofield, my Michael Scofield!