Review: Happy Skin ♡ Sanrio Liquid Matte Lippie Set in Twinkle Twinkle and Star Wand

26 September 2017

I am a strong, independent woman who is currently on a year-long lipstick shopping ban so imagine my glee when my boyfriend offered to get this for me during the pre-selling period as a gift for our 27th month together.

How could I say no? I simply didn't have the heart. Heh.

Happy Skin ♡ Sanrio Little Twin Stars Liquid Matte Lippie Set in Twinkle Twinkle and Star Wand
I'm so thankful he got it for me when he did because of all the Happy Skin ♡ Sanrio collection, this set is the first one to run out. That was fast!

Gift Gate was one of my favorite haunts with my Mom and even though Hello Kitty and Keroppi are the more popular characters, I always gravitate towards the Little Twin Stars shelves because I feel a particular kinship with Kiki and Lala. My very first diary was a Little Twin Stars diary with padlock and key from my Aunt Jean, and it was one of my most treasured possessions.

Pretty packaging and nostalgia aside, it's not difficult for me to like these because I'm a big fan of Happy Skin in general. I have a lot of their Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippies in my stash already. As for the Liquid Matte Lippie, I have one from the Glam Squad collection, specifically the shade they collaborated with Mickey See with. It's what I wore to a friend's wedding and it really delivered! My lips stayed pigmented and it stayed put on my lips with very minimal transferring and no bleeding. I also liked its matte finish that didn't dry my lips at all! Color me impressed.

As expected, these liquid lippies are A+++! Also, how cute are those names?? UGHHH. 

Read more to see the swatches!

Almost October

25 September 2017

Hello, friend. I am alive and well, but I have been either too busy or too lazy. There are so many posts I wanted to write before September crept in, but before I knew it the month is almost over.

I know no one's looking for an explanation, and I might disappear for days/ weeks again anyway, but here it is just the same: I'd really like to produce more fresh content for my blog but lack of time and motivation derails me. My original goal for putting up this blog is to share stories and document my days but somehow I feel it has been lost in a flurry of marketing initiatives and sponsored posts. Still, I intend to be authentic and be my true self in that I only write about things I genuinely care about and believe in.

And I believe in love

and being your own hero

{A little context for those who have no prior knowledge of Ever After High: Darling Charming is the daughter of King Charming and she is destined to be a damsel-in-distress, but instead she becomes a hero and ends up rescuing the other fairy tales}
and the confidence boost the perfect lipstick can bring

and finding beauty in the simplest of things.

I believe we're all mad here

but it doesn't matter anyway

When I can be mad with this guy. ♥

J brought me to a special date in Alice Tea Salon, a dessert-and-tea place in Pasig, and we even brought my doll Madeline Hatter and her pet dormouse Earl Grey with us. What a guy, this guy.

In other news, I'm now taking a different medication for my myoma and I am happy to report that I don't feel the same heavy feelings as I did with my previous meds. I believe in the strength of prayer and the power of healing, and I'm positive things will work out well.

Thank you for reading. My heart is full.