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My Christmas Gold Nails done at Beauty & Butter

I have already read about Beauty & Butter from several beauty blogs but I have not tried having my nails done there yet. Luckily, they opened a new branch at SM Jazz – Makati which is near my workplace. So, yup, I went there to have a manicure! 😀

I super like the nail salon’s cute interiors. Its colorful walls and seats make the whole space so hippy-looking. Also, you can get to watch a movie for free during your stay. 😉

beauty & butter at sm jazz2

beauty & butter at sm jazz

Beauty & Butter has a wide range of polish selections. I seriously had a hard time choosing! Haha! 😛

beauty & butter nail polish color chart

They even have a thick portfolio of nail art. I would definitely try them on my next visits… 😀

beauty & butter nail art portfolio

For now, I just went for a simple yet very festive-looking manicure that is still perfect for the holiday season. I chose the Ruby Wing Sunflower polish. 😀

ruby wing sunflower

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St. Nails: My Own Christmas-Themed Nails

In this previous post, I shared with you some interesting Christmas-themed nail art. Because I would love to try those designs, I decided to have my nails done at St. Nails. 😀

Here are the designs that I brought with me at the salon. I had them printed out so the staff at St. Nails could easily see the colors of the polishes to use.

For my hands:

Christmas Tree


source of Christmas Tree Nail Art picture



source of Snowflake Nail Art picture



source of Snowman Nail Art picture

Rudolph (the red-nosed reindeer)


source of Rudolph Nail Art picture

Four nail art designs? Yup! 😀 I can’t decide which of them I should try so I requested to have them all. 😛

For my feet:


source of China Glaze (Glistening Snow) manicure picture

Of course, I made sure that my feet also goes with my Christmas-themed hand nails. 😀

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My Makeup Wishlist for Christmas 2013

We are now in the second half of November. I am already excited for DECEMBER!!!!! 😀 It’s that time of the year once again… CHRISTMAS!!! 😀 When I was a kid, I would always have my own list of toys that I would want to receive for Christmas. For this post, I am going to share with you my top ten makeup wishes for this year. Of course, the list would not anymore include toys. Haha! 😛

Tenth Spot: Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick

bobbi brown face touch up stick

Picture and Product Description (taken from the Bobbi Brown website):

Keep your foundation looking fresh all day with Bobbi’s ‘On-the-Go’ Face Touch Up Stick. Carry this mini stick in your makeup bag, and use it to conceal any imperfections, redness or blemishes. Its creamy, full-coverage formula is perfect for the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin (not the under eye area), and is ideal for normal and combination skin types.

Ninth Spot: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

smashbox photo finish foundation primer

Picture and Product Description (taken from the Smashbox website):

Martha Stewart Weddings Big-Day Beauty Awards Winner 2013

Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, our best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.

Winner of Best of Sephora Award for Best Primer, one of Marie Claire’s “25 Products That Will Change Your Life”, & an InStyle Best Beauty Buy.

Eighth Spot: Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

urban decay de-slick mattifying powder

Picture and Product Description (taken from the Urban Decay website):

This lightweight pressed powder blots oil and stops shine without messing up your makeup.

Shiny can be really good (when it comes to expensive jewelry, for example) or really bad (when it comes to your T-zone). To curb shiny skin and keep the attention on you for all the RIGHT reasons, use De-Slick, our cult-favorite, shine-stopping pressed powder.

Don’t let the pale lavender color fool you; this baby goes on invisibly and works on every skin tone. Try it on naked skin (if you run into the hot guy at the gym), or over foundation (for touch-ups on the dance floor without destroying your makeup). Because the formula contains super lightweight, oil-absorbing rice powder, you won’t feel the powder but you’ll see the shine-free results. 

Because it’s made from rice powder, this lightweight, super-absorbent formula not only banishes shine, but also absorbs oil. Most pressed powders mix with the skin’s natural oils and can end up looking cakey on your complexion, but not De-Slick. And it’s infused with tea tree oil to calm and soothe sensitive skin. 

This shine-fighting formula comes in a luxe Lucite compact with a pretty-but-edgy design drenched in our signature dark purple (so you’ll look as good applying it as you will afterward).

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