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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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?
Share it by leaving a comment at the description box below.

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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What’s inside The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 2017 Giving Journal?


Here's my two sugar cookies for SOS Davao. Merry Christmas Everybody! (^,^)

Photo by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Philippines) FB page here.

Together with pretty ladies here (Athina, Shine, Clea & Verna). 

#LGRP ... with Jexx & Clea

Together with Davao Bloggers Society
Photo by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Philippines) FB page here.

2017 is fast approaching and we're all starting to visualize what a head on us. To make things possible, we need to plan our year right. Thanks to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for The Giving Journal 2017. Now I can start plotting my activities and goals for the next year. What I like about this journal is that it has a page where you can write your top 3 priorities, what you’re grateful for, list of your giving goals and what you have learned throughout the month.  Aside from monthly calendar table, it also has daily corner and a big space where you can take note of your thoughts and strategies in life.  It also has a monthly discount vouchers and a cute mono stickers.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giving Journal 2017 is available in four different colors (rose, purple, gray and turquoise) that show graphic presentation of how CBTL commits to giving back to the community through promoting goodwill and social responsibilities. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf hopes to remind everyone that life is all about what we can contribute to the world during #SeasonOfGiving.

What I have right now is The Overflow cover which will reminds me to view life positively, work with passion to achieve life goals and share your blessings with others. Each month of the journal begins with a sketch that symbolizes CBTL various commitment to inspire us to be part of the Giving Journal by highlighting the advocacies of CBTL partners organizations and on how we can take part of it. One such advocacy is the Real LIFE Foundation, an organization committed to serving the poor through education, character development, and community service. Every Giving Journal redeemed throughout the holiday season will enable the dream of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s scholars to take flight. Throughout the page of the 2017 Giving Journal, every individual will find inspiration to brew their best year yet by becoming the best version of ourselves by making a positive difference in the world and living a life full of love and service to others.

Get your own 2017 Giving Journal by collecting 12 stamps with corresponding drink assignment. All 12 stamps must accumulate in one stamp card to claim the journal. A box of CBTL capsules earn the customer two stamps, while any CBTL Single Serve Beverage System purchase automatically allows the customer to claim the 2017 Giving Journal.

For more information about the 2017 Giving Journal,
Visit http://www.coffeebean.com.ph/
LIKE The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Philippines) on Facebook,
FOLLOW @CBTLPH @BREWPH on Instagram and Twitter, 
and SUBCRIBE to brewyourbestyear.com

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