OC-Craft February 2017 Favorites


Hey Lovelies it’s time to share my February 2017 favorites. This time I’m posting it on time of my schedule but before that please do follow and  like my social media account on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get updated post of my monthly favorites.

For Makeup category…

Matte Double Eyeshdow by Pinkies Collections (Salmon Pink & Dark Brown shades)

I was looking for a brown matte eyeshadow for my everyday makeup. Good thing I saw Pinkies Collections which is a local brand at Watsons store.  They have wide color selections that you can choose from and they sell it in a single pack for only 75php. But if you buy two shades, you’ll get a free eyeshadow container with mirror inside. I like how pigmented it was and these two shades are perfect combination for my everyday makeup.

Modern Matte Lipstick by Jordana (#17 Matte Gorgeous shade)

Last month I wore dark color lipstick in replacement of wearing uber red shade for Valentine’s Day. Jordana modern matte lipstick did a great job for me.

Pure Nude Concealer by Essence (Diae shade)

As I mentioned to my previous monthly favorites, I’m still hunting for a perfect foundation and a concealer. I was intrigue about this local brand which I found at Watsons Market Market and purchased it half from the original price of 249php. Comparing it to my previous concealer this one is less greasy. Coverage rate is at 7%. Not bad at all.

Blush Brush by GladKing Professional Brush

I wanted to have a pointed fluffy blush and I saw this at KCC Mall Koronadal for around 150php. This brush is very soft and it’s made of 100% artificial hair. I used this as my foundation powder brush and a blush brush.

Nippon Pro Dual-Purpose Makeup Cleaner and Silicon Facial Cleansing Pad by Watsons

I confess that I’m guilty by not cleaning my makeup brushes way bad then. When I saw dirty and rough makeup brush, I immediately throw it away to the garbage can and buy new one. How crazy I am not thinking of cleaning it muna. Good thing I saw Nippon Pro Dual-Purpose Makeup Cleaner at BeautyMNL for only 150php during last year promo. I also used Watsons Silicon Facial Cleansing Pad as my makeup brush scrub to help brush away the dirt. So Lovelies, let us keep in mind that we need to clean our makeup brushes and sponge at least once in a month to avoid cause of breakouts.

For Hair category…

Watsons Smoothing Treatment Wax in Strawberry Yoghurt Scent

Our hair is our crowning glory so we need to treat it too. I saw Watsons Smoothing Treatment Wax in Strawberry Yoghurt scent which I really like. It has Pro-Vitamin B5 that helps to nourish the hair, control frizz and curls by leaving it sleek and smooth. I used this twice a month and you’ll notice after wash that your hair will be smooth.  I recommend using this if you have special occasion to attend.

For Food category…

Cheese Cake by Lemon Square

Say hello to my all time favorite Lemon Square Cheese Cake. It smells so good, very soft, creamy and tasty. Ang sarap….promise… One is not enough. Try nyo dali!

What's your favorite item last month?
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Thanks for dropping by my blog Lovelies. Until my next post! (^,^)

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OC-Craft January 2017 Favorites


Hi Lovelies! It’s a long overdue but I would still like to share this with you. I’ve been to work related travels lately from Manila to Tagaytay (unplanned escape) up to North Cotabato, from air to land travels at sea na lang yata ang hindi pa maybe soon this summer. *wink  But despite of these travels I've learned new things and discovered new places that I will be sharing with you soon. So don’t forget to visit my blog, like my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Moving forward, here are few items that I mostly used and like last month.

Book category…

Behind the blog by Kryz Uy

Books related to makeup and fashion entertains me a lot which I hunt to purchase this book and add to my collection (Thanks to my Hubby). Aside from that I’m a fan of her blog too. What I like about this book is that the pink unicorn image at the upper left side of the cover page… Kidding aside! It’s how she shares her personal experiences of becoming a blogger, how to be an independent/ brave woman, tips and tricks on how to achieved instagramable photos by taking hundreds of shoots but selecting few of it. Crazy but it’s true. There’s more about this book so if you’re a fan girl like me, grab at your nearest bookstore now.

Makeup category…

Acne Pro Pimple Gel by Belo Essentials

Pimples-pimples-pimples please leave my face alone!!! That’s always on my mind every time I saw it on my face. I’m a sales agent and part of my job is to communicate with my clients face-to-face. Every time I have it, I felt like they're staring at the pimple and not listening to my proposal (kaloka!). Good thing Acne Pro Gel by Belo Essentials somehow helps prevent it grow. I normally used it every night, dabbing a small amount to the area where pimples grow.

Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation by Maybelline New York (B3)

I’m still hunting for the perfect liquid foundation so I tried Maybelline New York Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation in the shade of B3. It’s perfect for Morenas like me.  This is my first time to try this product so far so good. It’s has somehow good coverage and light weight when applied to skin. However, after an hour my T-zone area gets oily na. I’m eyeing for matte liquid foundation so if you have any recommendation please share it by leaving a message at the comment section below.

KMJ Cheek Lip Tint (Pink Puff)

Are you in rush or lazy doing your makeup routine? Well this product is one of your beauty saver. KMJ Cheek Lip Tin is one of the must have beauty essential.  You can’t go wrong with this product.

Argan Oil Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes by Purederm Skin Solutions

I’m addicted to makeup removers lately and since this product was on sale at Watsons, why not give it a try. Brought one of this product, used it and it did a great job! So I purchased five pieces of it since it’s on 50% off. We I guess this product will serve me for five month (Not bad!).

Accessories category…

Geneva Steel Belt Elegant Diamond Quartz Watch

If time is gold then what is silver? (toink!) This silver watch is my favorite. It’s a men size watch and I love the diamond details surrounds it. I purchased this during Lazada Online Revolution 11.11 promo last year around 200+ for three pieces (Silver, Gold & Rose Gold).

Organizer category…

Key Organizer

I always bring with me some keys. One day I grab and place it inside my bag. Not knowing it rubs my mobile phone and leaves some scratches on it. Because of that experienced, I purchased this key organizer at Free Life to prevent from scratching other items inside my bag.

Eyewear Organizer

Shades is one of the must have inside my bag. To keep it safe I place it on its case. However my free case from Sunnies damage at the handle part. Good thing they released new hard case but it’s still bulky so this red pouch from Daiso did a great job for me. I like its two pocket zipper where I put my eyewear and memory cards.

Shoes category…

Black Velvet Pointed Flat Shoes by Solemate

Flat shoes are working girls best friend.  I like the pointed shape of this shoe, the velvet texture and the gold details. It’s very elegant and comfortable to wear. The down side of it is that it has no grip at the sole part so take an extra care when walking on it.

What's your favorite item last month?
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Thanks for dropping by my blog Lovelies. Until next post! (^,^)

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Jamie Lynn Spears' Daughter Seriously Injured In ATV Accident


Maddie Aldridge & Jamie Lynn Spears. Photo Credit to dfile.me

Jamie Lynn Spears' 8 year old daughter, Maddie Aldridge, was seriously injured in an ATV accident on Sunday, February 5, 2017. TMZ reports that the girl was riding in a Polaris ATV in Jamie Lynn Spears and Britney's hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, when the ATV flipped over at a pond. Sources say that Maddie was trapped underwater for several minutes and was unconscious when she was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is in “very serious” condition at this time.

Update: Several sources have confirmed that Maddie Aldridge is now listed in “critical, but serious” condition. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office officials have issued a statement saying that 8 year old Maddie was driving the Polaris off road vehicle near a pond on her parents' property. She apparently swerved in order to miss a drainage ditch near the pond, but in doing so, over-corrected and flipped the ATV over into the pond. Sources say that her mom, Jamie Lynn, as well as her stepfather, Jamie Watson, were about 100 yards away at the time, watching her ride. They immediately ran to her aid, but could not remove Maddie's seat belt, leaving her trapped under the water until paramedics arrived approximately two minutes later. We are told that CPR was performed on Maddie before she was airlifted to the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jamie Lynn and the entire family during this difficult time, and we pray for a speedy recovery for Maddie.


OC-Craft Makeup 001: Greenery & Grey


I enjoyed watching makeup tutorials in YouTube to the point that it became a routine before going to sleep. I want to make videos about makeup tutorial someday but for now I’m still in a process of figuring it out on how to edit. If you are into videos and using an amazing app, please share it at the comment section below so I can check it out. I’m also interested in attending makeup workshops to learn some tricks and techniques on how to apply it. But for now, here’s my first attempt sharing with you my makeup post.

Sharing with you the 4 highlighted part of this post...


2017 color trend is greenery, good thing I have a shade closer to that and it’s called Bitter Eyeshadow shade by Mac Cosmetics.  It’s so much pigmented so I just tap small amount of it.


I’m still practicing my cat wing eye stroke so I used HyperSharp Black Eyeliner by Maybelline to give some chic effect on my look. It dries very quickly and it doesn’t smudge on my upper eyelid. #OcCraftPasado

False Lashes…

To give my lashes some extra length, I added false lashes by PaDolly Love. It’s soft and

Contact lens…

To add some “PAK” on my look, I wore contact lens in the shade of grey by Tru Colour (Thanks for this gift Hubby)... If you can notice, the shape is bigger and there are printed stars going on which I like the most. Someday I’ll use this wearing cosplay outfit (adding it now to my bucket list). But for this post, I wore my off-shoulder stripes top.

What do you think of my first makeup look?
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Thanks for dropping by my blog Lovelies, until my next post! (^,^)

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OC-Craft Fashion Trend 2017: Off Shoulders


It’s the second week of the year and I’m still making plans on how to achieve my goals. Aside from that I’m also thinking, what are the possible fashion trends that I’m going to share with you this year. According to bespreng YouTube, there will be lots of fashion trend for 2017 and one of it is the Off Shoulders. It can be in a form of top or dress with raffles or in lace details. Actually it’s a trend last year and it will definitely still be on trend this year. 

Off shoulders tops will make you look instant girly and at the same time sexy. What I also like about this, it’s perfect when you’re wearing a simple outfit yet you what to get notice by just showing of your shoulders. Good this I still keep mine. I’m planning to add at least 2-3 more style pa maybe in floral bold prints for summer, the other one is with a sweetheart shape design and a black dress for format attire, but for a meanwhile here are my off shoulders collection that you will be seeing me wearing this year.

Off shoulders with long cover-up raffle can be used  in semi formal or casual events | 2 for 180php - Bazaar

You can never go wrong wearing a Stripes off shoulders | 25php - Thrift shop

Cutout shoulder in micro stripes prints for meg conservative look | 90php - Bazaar

 Semi-dress with raffles details at the sleeves can be pair with short pants or a leggings | 25php - Thrift shop

What's your favorite off shoulders?
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Thanks for dropping by my blog Lovelies, until my next post(^,^)

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OC-Craft December 2016 Favorites


Hi Lovelies, It's the first month of 2017 and this is the time where we start planning our year right. Now for this year I'm planning to do a Blog Post System (BPS). What does it mean? It's a system of blog posting every month by category so you will be expecting Monthly Favorites, Fashion Trends and Makeup Tutorials. I'm not a professional in doing these but I will do my best to share with you what I have learned and will be learned. So please join me as I expand my knowledge in doing these things by showing some love at my IG account @carmella08 and hitting the like button on my FB page @OC-Craft.. To start my first blog post for this month, I would like to share with you my December 2016 Favorites.

For Makeup Category...

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 535 Crème Rum Raisin. I love this shade. It gives professional look and you can wear it everyday. Thanks to Ma’am Karen for this gift.

Pink Shock Baby Lips Electro Pop by Maybelline.  I also love this shade and the smell too. (amoy strawberry candy). I wore this whenever I want pafresh look effect or when I feel lazy but wants to look pretty pa rin.

Quick FX No-Shine Mattifier Primer. Since I have an oily skin this sillicon base gel primer somehow helps stays my makeup for the entire day.

3 Shades Eyebrow by Shawill in shade 002. I used this for my everyday eyebrow makeup. It has three shades (brown, ash grey and black). Before, I used brown shade which I think it was too dark for me. But whenever I'm with my friend who's brows are always on fleek, my eyebrows looks very light or worst parang no brows at all. Thanks to this product, I have an option to move one step darker which is now I'm using ash grey. During a recent makeup workshop that I attended, I've learned that eyebrow powders are best when you put a little bit of water to it. So it will stay longer and easy to fill in.

Tinted Brow Gel by Nichdo in Salted Caramel shade. Finally I have this product! I saw my sister using this and it works magic to her eyebrows. So I gave it a try and it works well for me too! Aside from changing your eyebrows color, it helps shaping your brows too. Try upward stroke then slowly glide it starting at the center of your brows going down to the tip. 

Hyper Sharp Power Black Eyeliner Pen by Mabelline. I've been searching for a perfect eyeliner pen that has soft pointed tip brush that I can easily draw a cat wing eye like what I have before the Phisyscians Formula, but it's too expensive for me to buy another item like that. So thanks to this product it works almost the same but at a cheaper price. 

Makeup Kit by  Real Techniques. I won this product joining an Instagram contest of @gendabelleblog who looooves makeup. At first, I really don't know this brand, but I like the shades and how pigmented they are. Then I was introduced to a very soft and furry brush (which I really-really like) during the makeup workshop I attended last month then it happens to be a Real Technique brand. Sabi ko pa, the brand sounds familiar to me... And Oh I have that brand pala which happens to be this makeup kit. Good thing I won this product so I will not spend anymore to buy this. #luckyme

For Face Care Category...

Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Moisturizer by Watsons. Davao Bloggers Glam Squad suggests an aloe vera gel as moisturizer then I saw this at Watsons. So far so good. I don't have any comparison yet since this is the first time I used this kind of moisturizer. Do you have in mind? Please leave a comment at the description box below.

For Makeup Tool Accessory Category...

Pointed brush by Viviflor, Spoolie by Nippon, Mini brow angle and face brush by Urban Decay. During the makeup workshop I attended, I've learned that you can do magic if you have a perfect wand (me, referring to makeup brushes). I don't have some fairy dust yet (me, referring to money) to buy some oh so smooth and fluffy brushes… But soon I will bwahahahahahaha!!!

False Lashes by Pa Dolly Love which I won during Ms. Xana Patal makeup workshop last month. The lashes are easy to install because of its soft texture. Unlike other false lashes that I've tried sobrang plastic. I didn't know there are lashes na soft and has cheaper price. Thanks to Ms. Xana! 

Eyelash Glue by Nichido. Usually false lashes come with free eyelash glue but sad part some of it doesn’t stick. Good thing this item works for me. Dikit agad! 

What's your favorite item last December 2016?
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Thanks for dropping by my blog Lovelies. Until my next post! (^,^)

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OC-Craft BeautyMNL Haul


Hypermatte Liquid Liner by Maybelline | 249php

Da Vinci Code Smoochies Lip and Cheek Stain by Skinlab Naturals | 120php

L.A. Colors Love Bird 3D Blush/Contour | 229php
L.A. Colors Love Beige Pressed Powder | 179php

Organic Dry Shampoo Made by Davis in Orange and Vanilla scent | 250php

Beach Born Sea Salt Spray | 180php

Makeup Remover by Detail | 175php
Nippon Pro Dual-Purpose Cleaner | 150php.

Christmas is not over yet... Now it's time to reward and buy something for myself. I was back again interested with makeup lately. I have this group of gorgeous ladies who are very passionate to beauty products. What I like about the group is they are open to share ideas on how to apply makeup, what products best for your skin type and share reviews about the items they have used. They also told me about this online shop called BeautyMNL where you can buy some makeup essentials, hair & skin care products and many more. I've been eyeing for some products at their website and good thing BeautyMNL send me an email to give their site a test run. What I love about this website is that they have wide scope of beauty products and brand. They deliver nationwide and it's on time (5-7 days lead time depending on your area). Actually I received my order 2 days ahead of schedule. So makaHappy sya.. =) They also have free shipping of orders 1,500php and up for this holiday season. I also like their Fresh News Daily section where you can get tips and ideas of their featured products. So here are some items I shopped at BeatyMNL.

Starting of Makeup Products....

I was looking for a perfect eyeliner then I saw Hypermatte Liquid Liner in black shade by Maybelline for 249php. The brush tip is very fine and soft. You can easily draw a perfect cat wing line. 

Then I want to look fresh, so I look for a lip and cheek stain product and saw Da Vinci Code Smoochies by Skinlab Naturals for only 120php (regular price 145php). It looks dark on me, I should picked the Pretty Woman shade instead which is lighter and redish. Well I guest I have to add it on my BeautyMNL wishlist.

Looking at my makeup kit, I've noticed I don't have a contour powder. Then I saw 3D Blush /Contour in Love Bird shade by L.A. Colors for 229php. It's a contour, blush and highlight in one packaging which is travel friendly for me. To set it all, I added L.A. Colors Pressed Powder in Beige shade  for 179php.

Hair Care Products....

I have an oily skin type which makes my hair greasy. I wanted to try dry shampoo and saw Organic Dry Shampoo Made by Davis in Orange and Vanilla scent for 250php. It smells sooooo refreshing because of the essential oil of orange and vanilla. This is also perfect when the climate is cold and you are too lazy to take a morning bath.

I wanted to have a beach wavy hair. Thanks to Beach Born Sea Salt Spray for 180php I can now achieve those messy hair don't care look. By the way, I accidentally taste this spray when my hair touched my lips. Parat jud! ahahahaha!!!!!

After a long day wearing those makeup, it's time to remove and let your skin breath by applying Makeup Remover by Detail for only 175php (regular price 245php). It smells like baby oil in water base. What I like about this product it doesn't harm my eyes. I've tried using other products, when I applied it to remove my eyeliner and mascara my eyes get hurt. So be careful with those products.

Now to the last items, it's time to clean those makeup brush and sponge with Nippon Pro Dual-Purpose Cleaner for only 150php.

What's your favorite item? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

By the way Lovelies if you love to take selfies like me, join #selfieMNL contest! Just simply click here for a chance to win a Printster polaroid of your pretty face and a 200php Gift Certificate form BeauthMNL.    

IG: @beautymnl

Thanks for dropping by my blog Lovelies! Until my next haul.. (^,^)

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