Author: Rosanie Cudala

I'm a working mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and an aspiring hair & make-up artist at your service. Blogging about life, fashion ang make-up is my career now so let's share thoughts and experiences about LIFE.

New Creative Hobby

A fews weeks ago I started this new hobby while I wait for my son during his swimming class in school — color on coloring books.  I thought it would be a good way to pull in and get my creative juices flow naturally in me again, hehehe.

Anyway, since it was a good one hour of swim class, I thought about doing something to kill time while my son does his strokes.  At first I thought of jotting down notes for my blog or actually writing down my blog as blogging on my phone through the WordPress app drains battery life.  So on the 2nd day of class, I brought a notebook and pen.  Then I thought it was repetitive to write down the blog piece on my notebook then type on the computer when we get home.  So I thought of doing something else…

On one of those casual visits to the mall, I went to this interesting shop – MINISO.  I was glad that I did.  They have such a variety of items, which are both affordable and of good quality.  I’m in love with their kitchen and dining items, but didn’t purchase for the sole reason that I didn’t need to get new plates and utensils, hehehe.  One item I bought there was this colouring book…

Coloring book

Well, this simply caught my eye and thought that it was neat, and why not try coloring on this colouring book while I wait during my son’s swimming class?  Unlike other colouring books for grown ups in other bookstores out there, this one has simpler images 🙂  I didn’t want to get overwhelmed with so much graphics and illustrations that I’m afraid I would just end up not finishing any illustrations or image at all.

So this coloring book has 50 pages inside —  32 pages with illustrations and 18 blank pages.  Isn’t that nice?  Some blank pages for when you wanna draw and have your own illustrations or drawings!  The coloring book also comes in different cover designs and a paper wrap, which shows you a glimpse of the illustrations you will see inside each book (sorry I threw away my book’s wrapping already as of this writing).

Coloring book 3

On one of the blank pages I swatched the colors of the different color pencils that we have at home.  Of course I borrowed from my kids 🙂  Got a couple from Colleen, Faber-Castell, Maped and Sterling.  I don’t have the complete set of Maped and Sterling anymore because my kids have already misplaced them, hehehe.  I love the shade and quality of Colleen.  I’d probably get their color pencil set in 32 or more pencils.  They even have neon colors.

Coloring book 5

Color swatches…  

Here are what I have done so far…

Thanks for reading!

Smile always,





OOTD: Nuvali Day Trip


Last August when my family and I celebrated my father’s birthday.  We went to Nuvali are to have lunch and see those fishes, which unfortunately we didn’t get to feed.  Imagine the sadness of our children.

Short floral skirt (I bought 5 years ago)

Black cropped top shirt

White floral sneakers from SM Dept Store

Timex watch

My Lancome Kit <3

One of the recent make-up products I received in the past six months is a “pasalubong” from my dearest Ninang (Godmother).  It’s a travel vanity kit from Lancome containing some basic essentials for a startup make-up kit.



Lancome Facial Creams

Renergie Lift Multi-Action Suncreen Cream – it’s a lifting and firming facial cream with SPF15, and it’s for all skin types.  It has a light scent and feels good on the skin once applied as if you’ve put on a moisturizer, although it doesn’t really spread easily on the skin like some gel formula since it’s a sunscreen.  It’s meant to be reapplied every after 2 hours or if getting exposed under the sun for a longer period of time, but it is not advisable to use when swimming.  Must use a different kind of sunscreen for that 🙂

Renergie Lift Multi Action Eye Cream – a lifting and firming eye cream meant to be applied over the eyebrow  bone and under the eyes in the morning and in the evening.  I only got to put it once a day for the reason that I kept on forgetting this instruction, hehehe.  Pasaway me!

Double Action Eye Make-up Remover – easily removes waterproof eye makeups and it is Ophthalmologist-tested.  Gentle enough for sensitive eyes.

Lancome Make-up Remover

CILS Booster XL Mascara Base and DEFINICILS High Definition Mascara
the mascara base is supposed to enhance and prep your eyelashes while the high definition mascara is supposed to, well you know, give you ooommphh! eyelashes.

Lancome Mascara

Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss – in lychee flavor, an ultra glossy and hydrating lip gloss.

Lancome Juicytube

Color Design Eyeshadow Palette – in Parisian Style.  This gives a smooth hold of color on your eyes.  Perfect for an ombre look.

Lancome Eyeshadow


L’a Absolu Rogue Cream Lipstick – in Blush Classique (337) shade, this is a cream lipstick that will give you that lush and sheer color of pink on your lips.  It has a press/push-out mechanism where you have to push or press that golden rose (flower) on top to push out the lipstick.  That holds or locks together the lipstick and cover perfectly.  Neat, right?!

Lancome Lipstick

Of this kit, the only thing that I didn’t like is the mascara pair.  Upon application of the mascara primer on curled eyelashes, it immediately straightened it back and weighted the lashes down.  When the mascara is applied, it took quite some time for both primer and mascara to get dry, so chances are you’ll get some mess on your under eye as the lashes have lost its curl.  Also used this pair for atleast 3 times and on all occasions didn’t get volume and shape.  I gave them to my sister by the way 🙂

My fave is of course the lipstick!  Creamy and full of moisture.  It also gives that youthful supple glow on your lips.  This is great to have if you are a pinkish lip kinda girl.  Try it out, too!


The light brown shade of the eyeshadow palette has been my go-to shade for my daytime look whenever I go out for a daytime event or occasion.  Handy in size, can fit even a small kikay kit, and you can use your fingers to apply them without creating mess on your eyes.  Never cakey and color gives that enough depth effect for my almost chinky eyes 🙂

I am generally happy with this kit as they are handy and perfect for a simple daytime look that I always go for.

Smile always!

Miss R


Lipstick Shades Testing: Shiseido Perfect Rouge

I finally had the time to try some fantastic lipstick shades from Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge collection.  The samples sheet was given by my former boss Sandra (super thanks!!!) and I tried them out with a simple make-up look (please forgive my lighting – that’s natural light from my window).  I have not gone to their store here in Manila yet, so forgive me if I cannot say if the collection is still available or not, but if you will be able to visit them, it would be good to buy a stick or two as I must say that the shades from Shiseido are great for me, not too shocking or bold for my taste.

They have creamy, moisture, sheer consistency and they transfer.  For this trial, I didn’t put any lip liner on my lips so I could show you the real shades on my lips.  Note that it is wiser to apply a nude shade lip liner before applying the lipstick to make it last longer.  If you’re fair and meztisahin, the color will pop more 🙂  Cost of each, I think, ranges from Php 1,200 – 1,500.

So here is sneak peek of the three shades from Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge collection.  You may watch my video of trying these shades below: