Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Let's Dine! ft. Niners (9rs) Iligan

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Photography: Carla Cee *wink*
Model/MUA: Brice Serquina (Potpourri)

I have to say I love Cafes and Restaurants but its very seldom for me to go to these places well at least not yet. There is a certain vibe to these places that I really adore. The designs are carefully thought of, vintage pieces, classic touches, the aroma, its fabulous furniture, the lighting, the overall energy you get, its very liberating almost like a natural high.


Niners Tibanga Iligan
Location: NINERS (9rs) Iligan - San Miguel, Iligan City

(Note: This is an artistic collaboration between two people. The girl in the photo is Ms. Brice Serquina. The blogger Carla Cee plays as the photographer.)

NinersIliganCity

NinersIligan BriceSerquina

It's the perfect combination that makes a set of clothes work. Brice is wearing this lovely top with prints that looks so effortlessly classy. She instantly looks very 'managerial' I say, very formal and presentable. She chose blue jeans that hug her skinny legs very well.


Niners Restaurant Iligan City

Collab 1
Collab 2

We had lasagna and meatballs. The lasagna is very savory to the point where its too good, its always nice. The meatballs are mouth watering too except that I want more sweetness from it which is how Philippine Spaghetti is like, this one is based on European/American parameters which is good nonetheless. Sorry to make your stomachs complain, mine too whilst writing this. *high five* 

Food lovers are the best people they say, I can see why, every time you eat is an experience, an appreciation of life. I must be one of them the moment I can afford to. 

Cheers to food!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Lovely Afternoon with Brice

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ALovelyAfternoonwithBrice

A Lovely Afternoon with Brice

Photography: Carla Cee *wink*
Model/MUA: Brice Serquina (Potpourri)

Hello Y'all! I'M BACK from the dead with the strongest intentions ever! I will hopefully have a day job soon and if that happens it'll be by far one of the best things that happened this year. I will be affiliated with Coca-Cola in case you're wondering what job I will have. Wish me luck? :)

My friend Brice and I had a series of photoshoots done while she's having her short vacation. Brice is a student of Medicine which means she's so busy and to have this chance to work with her again is just so wonderful! This is not the first time you'll see her in the blog, we've done a photoshoot before, see this post. I secretly am jealous with Brice's model-esque body, it's just so easy to dress her!

Hope you enjoy the photos as we did have a lot of fun shooting these. I miss you all so much and I hope I'll continue posting regularly. Did you even miss me my dearest readers?

Love from me. <3 Til my next post...


Monday, September 16, 2013

3D Glasses by Ingri:Dahl

          I received this 3D Glasses from Ingri:Dahl a few weeks back. This particular style was called Popcorn Glasses (how cute)! They are these cute black sunglasses. I love that Ingri:Dahl made them 2 in 1, they serve primarily as 3D glasses for 3D movies or 3D TV and a trendy & fashionable regular sunglasses on its own. Ingri:Dahl ships worldwide so no need to worry about shipping! :) 

            The glasses are very convenient especially if you are the "techie" kind of person and you own a 3D TV in your AV room (posh!). It is just too fun of a thought that the regular 3D Glasses on cinemas have their fashionable version by Ingri:Dahl.

                                                3D Glasses by Ingri:Dahl - For 3D Movies and 3D TV - Affordable and Cool
                                                                                                                                       www.ingridahl.com

IngriDahl 3D Sunglasses

IngriDahl 3D Glasses Review
About Ingri:Dahl: 

                    INGRI:DAHL is a Norwegian label based in Los Angeles that provides moviegoers with stylish alternatives to the cheap, ill-fitting 3D glasses handed to them upon entering the movie theater. We launched in 2011 and received worldwide recognition for our 3D glasses inspired by classic Hollywood designs. With INGRI:DAHL designer glasses you don’t have to sacrifice your style at the movie theater or in front of your 3D TV!  


IngriDahl 3D Sunglasses for 3D Movies

IngriDahl 3D Sunglasses Review

                                                 "These glasses were featured at The World Premiere of the Great Gatsby 3D Film ." -Ingri:Dahl

IngriDahl Fashionable 3D Glasses

IngriDahl Fashionable 3D Sunglasses

This black popcorn sunglasses is just one of the many trendy ones you can choose in their line. These 3D Sunglasses comes in almost all colors as well! Overall, I love how usable this pair of glasses are! Not to mention, they're so stylish!

IngriDahl 3D Sunglasses for 3D TV

         Did you notice the photos above? They were kind of not coherent-ish? Well, I am a girl and I can't choose with my filters. So, yeah. This sunglasses are just so versatile! Thanks to Ingri:Dahl for sending me these, I now a new fave from my collection! :)

                                            3D Glasses by Ingri:Dahl - For 3D Movies and 3D TV - Affordable and Cool
                                                                                                                              www.ingridahl.com

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Manicure Mondays : Sally Hansen Mix

Little Story:


So I went to a doctor at 4 a.m. or so last Saturday morning all because I can't sleep, I dragged my parents with me. I complained about this feeling where I would stop breathing every time I sleep or try to sleep, it's like I'm in the state of sleep then I woke up instantly grasping for breathe. I haven't slept since 12 midnight. The doctor said anxiety and probably coffee, I had ECG done and they checked my vitals, it was all good like a normal, healthy person. There was a lot on my mind that time, everything rushed in and I can't concentrate on sleeping, well I guess I'm just all stressed out. I am freaked by what happened and I am not drinking coffee for now. I am trying things to have full control on my heart again, I have been eating a lot and I try to jog at least 5 minutes twice a day. When life hits you in the face, you just react differently and wisely, it's crazy!!! My baby loves try not to be hard on yourselves and always look at the brighter side okay? I don't want you to experience what happened to me. I am now fine and trying to get back to normal, I'm all good. 

Let's get crackin'

Sally-Hansen-in-Steely-Glaze---Manicure-Mondays

Ever since I bought this baby, it has been an instant favorite! I love grey shirts and this steely greyish polish is all the same. You've seen me wear this quite a lot and now it deserves to be in the spotlight!

How it looks when worn:
SallyHansenSteelyGlaze

It looks so not normal to me this shade, its like cement! 
This time I used a different top coat, a new purchase from the same brand.

Sally-Hansen-Insta-Dri-in-Clearly-Quick---Manicure-Mondays

                   Tadaa! It's the perfect top coat! It is colorless, it is fast drying, it's our best friend!

SallyHanseninSteelyGlaze

Sally Hansen Steely Glaze Review

Voila! Shiny metallic-ish nails!

Products used: 
Sally Hansen Nail Polish (Steely Glaze)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri (01 Clearly Quick)
You can buy these, here.

Any tea recommendations please? Leave 'em in the comments, its too cold every morning and I can't drink coffee, I'm dying.

Thanks for taking the time to be a part of Manicure Mondays! 
Have fun this week and smile always. *wink*


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Gosh Cosmetics Smokey Eyes Palette in 02 Brown Review

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Smokey Eyes Palette in 02 Brown (here)
 (Bolder Eyes 4 Step Eyeshadow)

Product description:
Smokey Eyeshadow Palette with step by step guide for perfect application. 
Now it is easier than ever to create Smokey eyes. GOSH Cosmetics has designed a fantastic Smokey Eyes Palette. 

Description: 
The Eye Shadows in this Smokey Eyes Palette has an 
amazing pay-off and very strong colour intensity. They also 
have a slight shiny surface that looks beautiful when mixing 
the colours and it is possible to use the lighter colours as 
a highlight in the inner corner of the eye and on the brow 
bone directly under the eye brow. 
Inside the palette there is a guide on how to create the 
most amazing smokey eyes. 

GoshCosmetics SmokeyEyePalette
www.gosh.dk
Swatches:

GoshCosmeticsSmokeyEyePaletteSwatched
1st color -  Highlighting the brow bone area.
2nd color - Apply all over your lid
3rd color - Apply on your crease and outer thirds of your eye
4th color -  Apply on the outer third for depth and intense smokey look

This Gosh palette is very pigmented and the packaging is lovely! They don't come with a brush but you can always use your fingertips! *wink* The size of the palette is big enough to last you a year or more! The colors on this palette are very versatile which makes this palette perfect for everyone!

How it looks when worn: 
Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palette in 02 Brown Review and Swatches
I am wearing: 
Gosh Smokey Eyes Palette in 02 Brown
Colour Collection by Tupperware BB Cream, review here
Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner, review here

Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palette in 02 Brown Review
Product name: Gosh Cosmetics Smokey Eyes Palette
Color: 02 Brown
Manufacturer : Gosh Cosmetics Denmark

 Available in 4 gorgeous palettes: 01 Black 02 Brown 03 Plum 04 Blue

                           I've applied very subtle smokey eye, perfect for everyday! With this palette you can create more than one look, you can always choose just 3 shades, ex. you can choose not to use the fourth color for a simple brown neutral look! I love this product and I am very happy to have it in my make-up bag, now it is so easy  to get that smokey eye all day, err day! *wink*


Packaging |  The packaging is very sturdy and good material. I love that is comes with a visual guide to achieve a perfect brown smokey-eye!!! This product will last you for ages. :)

Recommend |  Yes, but of-course! Everybody needs a good palette and this one is very versatile! Four amazing colors in one packaging and very pigmented, does that say perfect? *wink*

Rating | 9/10 

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Gosh Cosmetics Catchy Eyes Mascara (Black) Review

Gosh Cosmetics Catchy Eyes Mascara

 Gosh Cosmetics Catchy Eyes Mascara (here)

Product description:
Catchy Eyes Mascara gives a curve and a cats eye effect to the lashes. The fantastic rubber brush makes the application smooth and easy and separates the lashes delicately. The curve effect will appear after one or two strokes. 

- Product is perfume free and gives curve and definition
- No need for multiple coats 
- Smooth Application 
- Does not clump


GoshCosmetics CatchyEyesMascara
Mascara Wand
Material: Rubber (with a slight inflection at the middle part)
Effect: It is a lengthening mascara and very black.  

 My model is my 30-year old cousin. I love her and she has 100 more lashes than me! *wink*
Gosh Cosmetics Catchy Eyes Mascara Swatches

Dramatic changes. The 'Catchy Eyes' title is very true, I believe that when a fly falls from up above your lashes can very much CATCH it. lol It is very lengthening, indeed! 

How it looks when worn: 

Gosh Cosmetics Catchy Eyes Mascara in Black Review

Gosh Cosmetics Catchy Eyes Mascara (Black) Review

Product name: Gosh Cosmetics Catchy Eyes Mascara
Color: Black
Manufacturer : Gosh Cosmetics Denmark

Catchy eyes Mascara is just one of nine Gosh Cosmetics Mascaras. The wide range makes you choose specific characteristics that you need to be present in your mascara and their is always a mascara perfectly made for you. :)

 I like this Mascara, it works for me and my teeny weeny eyelashes. I have made my farewell to my old mascara and very much happy with this. :)

Final thoughts:

Packaging |  I like the catchy pink packaging that it has. The plastic packaging feels so light and rubber wand is not messy.

Recommend |  Yes, I like this more than my Maybelline Mascara. The rubber wand is unbelievably easier to use! :)

Rating | 8/10 

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bellast Giveaway Winner, New Stuff, Announcements and Updates

Hello my little ones!

First, of all I want to congratulate the Bellast Giveaway Winner  Alice Beerland  (fanouria20@hotmail.com), CONGRATULATIONS ALICE!!! A Bellast representative will contact you soon. Thanks to all who joined and you still can enjoy a 30% coupon code "30off2013" at Bellast.

Second, I have now my own domain so carlacee.blogspot.com will automatically redirect to carlacee.net!!! *happy dance* I was so happy with buying a domain, if you have a blog and you're reading this you might want to give yourself a treat and buy your blog some lovin' and get that domain. All thanks to my tech team, big sis Ile of AHintofSunlight for all the help!

The third one is something I want for the longest time and ever since I started taking pictures, now I finally own a DSLR!!! Its what I've been wanting since forever and I finally got a 600D!!!

The Happy Kid.
carla cee camera

Fourth, I have changed my Instagram and Twitter to 'iamcarlacee' hope you can follow me on their too.

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Let's dream on, young dreamers!!!
Hugs and kisses to everyone!!!
And oh, it's the 1st of Semptember, the -BER months has started! Cheers!!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream SPF 30 Review

Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream SPF 30 Review
Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream SPF 30
Package Size: 40ml
SRP: PHP 599

Product Description:

Gluta Whitening BB Cream is a multi-benefit product that not only works externally -- it also penetrates deeper using breakthrough Nanotechnology to deliver 5 wonderful benefits to your skin:

-It acts as a whitening cream with its glutathione and papaya extract to even out skin tone and promote healthy cell renewal. 
-It acts as a tinted makeup base or sheer foundation because of its self-adjusting shade that complements all Asian skintones. 
-It doubles as a moisturizer with shea butter and soothing aloe vera, and works as a toner with hazel extracts that treats blemishes. 
-Finally, it protects your skin from harmful UV rays with SPF27.

Made in Korea.

I am very lucky again to try a new product via Sample Room. I did a review for Colour Collection Lipstick here and when I saw this BB cream up for grabs I patiently kept an eye for it! My moment arrived when these BB Creams were restocked and I finally had the chance to get one for myself. *happy dance* I had high hopes for this product because I am a fan of the Colour Collection Range, let's see how that goes! 


Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream  Review
             It has a seal so product is assured to be of its top condition before you use it!

Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream Packaging Review
The dispensing tip has a very small opening and therefore you can get small amounts every time you squeeze. How practical!

                                                               Product Swatches:

Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream SPF 30 Review and Swatches
For my humongous face I used less than a pea size to cover my skin, probably half and a little goes a long way!!!


            How the BB Cream looks on me:

Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream SPF 30 Review Swatches

The minute the packaged arrive I immediately use it and good thing I had to go to the city so I can try this. Upon leaving the house I had doubts that the BB cream matched my skin but the moment I arrived in the cafe, my skin looks good! It has the usual BB cream effect but coverage was better!  It has this glowing-flawless effect and looks very natural, it became an instant favorite!!


Packaging |  The metallic/holographic packaging is so modern. The dispenser hole is perfect for small amounts of dispensing! The packaging is small enough to carry with you anywhere, plus its blue! Woah! 

Price (599 php or $25) |  I got it free in Sample Room and I can't really complain. *wink* :) The price is kind of expensive but the quality is of or nearing a foundation and it gives you this magical glowing skin! Why not?! If you're within the Philippines get it via Sample Room here.


Recommend |  Yes! This is but the best BB Cream I tried, the finish of this BB Cream won me over! When you apply in the morning then you arrive to your destination ex. office/school the magic has been done and the product blended with your skin completely with a gorgeous finish. I prefer to apply powder (best if translucent) over it for all day use. :)

Rating | 9/10 (Magic!)


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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Celeteque DermoScience Brightening Facial Wash and Celeteque Hydration Facial Moisturizer Daily Face Routine

Taking care of our skin is a must. Keeping it healthy and glowing means doing extra effort and/or maybe spending more money but hey it is a NEED!!! 


The Easiest way for Healthier Skin:

1. Drink loads of water.
2. Eat fruits and vegetables. (healthy foods)
3. Exercise.
4. Cleanse and moisturize daily.

Easy right?  
The steps are completely up to you, you can add/subtract depending on your situation. I am too lazy to exercise personally but don't forget to do Number 4! I will show you my current "Cleanse & Moisturize Routine".

CLEANSE CLEANSE CLEANSE

Celeteque DermoScience Brightening Facial Wash Review

  Celeteque DermoScience Brightening Facial Wash (with Niacinamide and Nanosomes C & E)

This cleanser/facial wash that I am using not only it cleanses my face with unnecessary dirt it also has a  whitening effect. Not everybody needs the whitening but I do. My tan nature needs some whitening! 

Celeteque DermoScience Brightening Facial Wash Review and Swatches

The consistency of the product is very gentle to the face it feels like lotion when you don't put water yet.  After cleansing you can immediately see the difference although minimal but you can see that the product is twerking hard! lol I use a pea size of product and massage all over your face in a circular motion and then I rinse completely for the next step!

                                                            Next... MOISTURIZE Momma!!!

Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Facial Moisturizer Review

     Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Facial Moisturizer (with Triple Moisturizing System)

Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Facial Moisturizer Review and Swatches

 Immediately after cleansing it is the the perfect time to add nutrients whilst youre face is squeky clean. The nutrients come in the form if moisturizer, I have dry skin so I need to moisturize all day errday! The consistency of the product is watery which makes the skin absorb it completely with ease. After the cleansing and moisturizing your face, you can apply a full-on make-up or just a BB Cream and you're good to go! 
I do this routine twice a day: morning & night.

All Ceteteque Products are dematologist-tested, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

letters earring etsy shop by sungho kim

LettersEarringbySungho
 LETTERSEARRING
- earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces -
"We design and make the most unique and trendy item you have ever seen."

I've been going a lot to Etsy shops primarily for one thing...window shopping! I single-handedly favorited over a hundred items just because it is the easiest thing there is to do in Etsy! Etsy has everything ladies and gentlemen and on top of that everything I love! I looked over jewelries cause I am a bit addicted/obsessed to them as all of you might have noticed. *wink* And then, I stumbled upon Letters Earring! Once you're there man you can't leave! There's too much going on it is insane! At least they have 100 pieces for sale and most if not all are perfect
You gotta visit it here, to see is to believe guys! Haha 

 I got 3 lovely rings from them and I am quite sure you'll love them as much as I do! 


letters earring etsy shop

lettersearring

Adjustable Leaf Ring (here) Available in Gold, Silver. 

letters earring by sungho kim

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Diamond Gold Plated Ring (here) Available in Gold, Silver, Pink.

lettersearring etsy shop review

letters earring etsy shop review
Arrow Ring (here). Available in Gold, Silver, Pink.

As you can see all 3 rings are adjustable, it is an open loop so you can stretch it inwards and outwards depending on how you want style it. I wore it on the bottom of my finger but it is also wearable as stack rings! 

It took this package to reach me about 2 weeks and if were talking about international shipping that is already fast as it takes 4 weeks normally. :)

Thanks to Sungho Kim of Letters Earring for handing me these three lovely pieces! Do check their awesome Etsy shop here


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