Noticed a familiar print, ladies?  Yep, I'm wearing here our Houndstooth Jeggings.  I'm not sure about the inspiration about this classic print.  It looks digital to me though, like zooming out a photo and seeing the actual pixels.  HAHA!

Our red bustier is still available so if you are looking for something to wear in the upcoming Christmas parties, go and get it!  You can dress it up by pairing a flowy maxi or mullet skirt. :)

Buy this set for only 750 php and save 100 php! (Top: 400 | Bottom: 450)

What do you think?

Bustier and Jeggings from The Chic Closet
Shoes from Charles and Keith
Earrings from Forever 21

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your sweetest drug,

Hey, guys!  I'm baaaack!  Missed me?  I took a short break to do some other important things and that includes planning out the holiday collection for our shop.  And of course, everyone knows what happened after super typhoon Yolanda struck our country (yes, not just Visayas because we are always ONE after all).  It's good to know that things there are getting better.  People are starting to bounce back after the catastrophe.  But certainly, they still need help.

Now that I'm back to regular programming, time to post my backlogs.  HAHA!  First off, the review of my new red lipstick, Ruby Woo.

I already did a makeup video for this.  Here's the link in case you haven't seen it.  I made a promise to do a separate post, so here it is. :)

MAC released another set of Retro Matte lipsticks last September.  It's composed of seven shades including the inspiration behind the new set, Ruby Woo.  

It's my first matte lippie from MAC.  And I must say, I love love love the formula!  Velvety texture and it's soooo easy to apply.  Just one glide and you get it's true color.

Ruby Woo is a very matte, vivid blue-red lipstick perfect for any skin color.  They say when it comes to red lipsticks, you should only wear the shade that matches your undertone.  I say, you don't need to!  Finding the perfect red lippie is as simple as breathing.  HAHA!  Okay, maybe that's not the correct comparison for that.  But kidding aside, it's really foolproof.  How?  You'll know if it's the one for you if it instantly brightens up your face.  Period. :)

Color: Again, what you see is what you get.  Very intense, bold red.  

Application: Sometimes, it does a little dragging but still, very manageable.  Applying lip balm prior helps because it's a no-no to apply matte lipsticks on flaky lips.  Minimal bleeding too.

Texture: It feels soft.  For those who are not used to matte finish, you may say that it feels dry.  But actually, it's the perfect matte texture.  It doesn't overdry the lips though you might feel some chapping after several hours.

Longevity: Dabbing tissue on is not enough to transfer the color.  A few wipes do but product will still be there.  After drinking or eating, I noticed some fading but there would still be a bit of stains.  

The photo above turned out to be a little dark.  HAHA!  Sorry bout that.  Anyway, here's the intensity of the color - one layer.

Next, the before and after. :)

Let me share more photos from my Ruby Woo video.  You can also check out high-res pictures here.

My cousin also wears Ruby Woo.  She has a very fair complexion and it looks so nice on her too. :)

Go for red lips sometimes!  It might be a little intimidating at first, but trust me, there's something about it that makes you look more confident and empowered.  #bigword  HAHA!  No matter how you wear it, for me it's always sexy and dramatic.  Put it on day or night!  Rock it girl! :P

How about you?  Do you prefer matte finish as well?  What's your favorite red lipstick?  

Thanks again to Kris for choosing this for me. <3

your sweetest drug,

Before I start talking about this outfit, let me ask everyone to continue praying for the victims of typhoon Yolanda.  I'm truly saddened watching the news and seeing the situation there.  But I believe that even the strongest storm won't break the Filipino spirit.  Have faith, stay strong and know that God is watching us.  It may seem that He's not doing something but He's there and listening to our prayers.  

Anyway, I tried to play dress up with this lovely dress.  I couldn't resist grabbing everything in pink because the dress itself is fun and girly.  Even though, you know.. I have this love-hate relationship with that color.   HIHI! 

The print is not too loud and very wearable.  Plus, the fabric is light and it's padded too!  No need to worry what bra to wear!  I love the overall fit and I bet it will look good with a pair of flats too.  To amplify the cuteness of this outfit, I put on these pretty floral socks.  I was so surprised how it made my heels so comfy!  I wish I could wear these anytime I want to.  But I know I will be an instant attention-grabber when I wear these in the mall.  Dare to try??  HAHA! 

If this dress is too short for you, pair it with a skater skirt.  It's the perfect solution for adding length.  You must cover and protect yourself with those creepy eyes secretly watching your every move.  #YouKnowWhatIMean

From preppy to sweet and dainty.  Get two looks with one dress and a skater skirt.  What a simple and smart way to make different looks.  Try it!

What do you think?

Dress and Skater Skirt from The Chic Closet
Shoes from Call It Spring
Socks from Dickies

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your sweetest drug,

Praying for everyone's safety especially those who live in Visayas and severely affected by typhoon Yolanda.  We're facing another deadly storm but it's good to know that it won't stay here for long.  #PrayForThePhilippines

Anyway, today is the last day of  my 8PM to 5AM shift and I'll tell you, it's been tough.  Heavy workload and unforgiving schedule.  I also wasn't able to follow the workout calendar (NovemBURN by Blogilates) and worst, only 4 posts for 2 weeks!  Argh! :( You can check them out below.

Happy weekend and stay safe!

your sweetest drug,