Thursday, January 31, 2013

Milnamania of the Month: February

Wow! I can't believe it's already February, where did time go?

It's first day of the month meaning it's time for

And the MOM can win this amazing prizes.

Bath and Body Works Sea Island Cotton mini set.

Wanna win these? It's simple:
1. Milnamania of the Month will run the whole month. You can comment  anything.
2. MOM will be announced on the last day of the said month.
3. The MOM should email me at with the subject of Milnamania of the Month containing his/her Full Name, Address and Contact Number.
4. Failure to send an email within 48hours will result of choosing another winner.
5. Everybody is qualified!! So comment, comment and comment.

What are you waiting for ladies?

Love always,

Milnamania Loves: JANUARY 2013

Hello again!

I'm in the mood of blogging today so after putting up MOM for the month of January, now I wanna do a blogpost about my January favorites.

Let's start shall we?

Wanna see a review of this products?

comment below!!

love lots,

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Milnamania of the Month: January winner

Hello, hello!

Today I will be announcing the winner of my Milnamania of the Month for January.

It's only been 2 readers that been actively commenting and visiting this blog for this month but as I've said in the beginning of the month I will be giving away the prizes for the at the end of January and you will have 7 days to send me and email for me to confirmed.

You will receive this amazing prize 5-7 days after your email

and the winner is....

Saturday, January 19, 2013

First haul of the year

Hello ladies,
Its been a hectic week for me.

Today let me do a first haul of the year for you.

Such a lovely products.

That's it ladies :)

Sorry for a very very short post.

Till next time,

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

OH SO EMERALD! ~A Makeup Look Contest

Hello Beautiful and Gorgeous Ladies (and Gentlemen)!

As you may all know if you read my a bit of update blogpost last month, I am planning to have a contest with my very good friend Jannie.

Today is the day that we are actually doing this contest. We've planned this the whole time. Hope you'll like it and hoping that you all will participate.

We all know that "EMERALD" is so "IN" this year. It's Emerald coloured year. Since Me and Jannie were both born in May, Emerald is our Birthstone. So, in line with this trend, Jannie of Jannieology an Me had decided to host a Contest-Giveaway!

Three (3) Lucky Philippines based winners will have a chance to receive this amazing prizes:


Now, you probably wondering how you can join the contest? It's simple, just follow the instructions below:

1. Follow both Jannieology & Milnamania via GFC publicly.
2. Follow @TheJannieP & @mhielnah on Twitter.
3. Like Jannielogy, Milnamania and Beauty Bloggers United Facebook Fan Page.
4. Like our sponsors' Facebook Fan Pages:
Unicorn Delight
Everything Pink
Shy Shop
Flawless Beauty Online
5. Lastly you will submit a photo of your "Emerald Inspired" wearable makeup look to my email address: milnamania (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject title OH SO EMERALD CONTEST ENTRY. You will have till January 29, 2013 to send in your entry.

So how do we pick the lucky winner? Well, we have invited three (3) Beauty Blogger Judges to help pick our lucky winners. These guest judges are non other than Bing Castro of The Project Awesome, Joyce Sola of Candy Love Art, and Chriselle Sy of ChriselleSy. They will be judging based on the following criteria:
-Wearability 20%
-Creativity 20%
-Delivery Technique (blending, color combination, eyeliner, applications) 20%
-Overall Impact (makeup, hairstyle, clothing, accessories, etc) 30%

That's only total of 90%, where did the 10% go? Let me explain it to you, this is where the audience impact comes in. All submitted entries will be posted on the official Beauty Bloggers United page and we will be opening an album with all the entries for your supporters to "Like". There will be one (1) week period where you can collect "Likes" on your photo and this will count as 10% of your total score. We won't be relying ONLY on that, it doen't mean if you got the highest point in "Likes" category you will be the winner, that is only 10% of the total criteria. Just keep that in mind. We won't be tolerating any complains like "I had the highest amount of likes in Facebook why didn't I win?" and stuff like that.

Here's some inspiration from our beloved 3 judges:

Now let's all start the fun!
Go ahead and send me your photos lovelies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

talk to you soon,
Stay Safe & Godbless,

Monday, January 14, 2013

what's on my iPhone5 + Cases + Reviews

Before iPhone5 released here in Philippines, I know that I wanna buy it. I've been contacting Globe when iPhone5 will arrive in Philippines and they just kept me hanging and telling me that it will come soon. So the day Globe finally emailed me that the released of iPhone5 will be on Dec.14, 2012 I was excited and I knew I wanna get it right away.

But the thing is, the BBU meet-up/mini Christmas party will on the same day, Dec. 14. So I need to make a huge decision where will I go, I wanna buy the iPhone5 but I wanna go see my Co-bloggers too. Then I was like "What the heck? I can get the iPhone5 whenever I want and it will be available everywhere, but the BBU meet-up will only be that day." So I decided to go and meet my friends and I didn't have any regrets about it. If you wanna know more about it please do read here.

Anyways, on to the actual topic here, I got my iPhone5 few days later. And I fell in love with the instant I saw it. I'm a HUGE Apple (MAC) fan. I started using iPhone when the iPhone 3Gs was release and since that everytime Apple release new iPhone I knew I had to get my hand on that.

I got mind at Apple store in Viramall Greenhills.
It's an iPhone5 32GB white
It comes in a box with the new head phones and new type of charger.

I am not gonna do an in-depth specification of the phone here. 

*a little disclaimer: I bought this phone with my own money, no company or shop sent me this. I am not doing this to brag or anything. Just wanna share my experience*

I only had this phone for less than a month and I already accumulated quite a lot of cases. I am selling some of iPhone5 and iPhone4/4s cases on my shop. When my stocks arrived I immediately took what I like :) clever? yeah I know :D.

right now, I am loving this pink owl case :)

So unto the review:

What I like about it:
-it is thinner and waaaayyy more lighter than the 4s.
-the maps are ah-ma-zing!!!
- the camera is better than the previous.

What I hate about it:
-Email Notification is a huge FAILURE, I don't get any notifications when some emailed me.
-it is longer and i have a tiny little hands so the apps in the upper part is the one I don't use more often simply because I can't reach it.
-I often get "No sim card" notification.

I think I like this better than the iPhone4s but if the iPhone4s is thinner and lighter like this I wont be upgrading to iPhone5.

Now, let's go What is on my iPhone

I love my lock screen wallpaper( left), see how cute my son :) love it!
and ofcourse any beauty bloggers should have their own photo as their wall paper :) I have mine as homescreen (right).
The top 4 apps are the one I need everyday as well as the bottom 4.

Here's the fun part let's do the left side first.
from top left to right going down.
-Maps, Clock, Calculator and Tiny Tower.
-Fashion Finds, Tango, Viber, Camera.
-Photography folder(for my instagram), Social network folder(linkedin, tumblr and stuff), Blogs folder has(Milnamania, Jannieology, eyahnism, analysisofmylife), Facebook pages.
-Safari, app store, reminders, N+otes(love this)
-twitter, instagram, facebook, messenger

Let's go to the right side.
-games(the only game I play here is the temple run), utilities(the apps that I don't use), Videos and newstand.
-iBooks, Globe services, Gservices, Youtube,
-Foursquare, Click the city, Ayala Malls 360, weather,
-Blogger, notes, P.D(Period Diary), Flashlight
-Genius scan, Office plus, looloo(i don't use this), Vichat(for video chat on FB).

So that's it.
If you have any question leave them below, would love to answer them.

What are your favorite apps? Comment below!

Stay Safe & God Bless!
till next time,

Sunday, January 13, 2013

AskMilna Monday

Hello, Hello!

Today is Monday and I haven't accumulated enough much questions for the last 2 weeks so I didn't posted AskMilna last week. But one follower/blogger friend of mine Gracina/Grace/Grazie asked me:

Sis, I will do a separate blog post about some of my NYX cosmetics, I don't have a lot but I'll see what I can do :). For the mean time here's a little something for you :D

 For this sis, I think Revlon Color stay line is fabulous I am using their blemish concealer and the whipped foundation. But Jannieology told me the NYX HD foundation is also great for oily skin, I already did a favorite drugstore and high-end foundation. I have normal-combination skin so not all foundation that I use will be suitable for you but I have a few that is suitable for oily skin.
I think sigma brushes are unbeatable but if you want some affordable that is available locally you can use Marionaud brushes *not sure about the spelling :D* Beauty Cosmetics brushes are great too.

Hope you found this helpful sis.

If you have questions on your mind that you wanna ask, feel free to ask me and I will try my very best to answer them for you :)

Till next time lovelies!

talk to you soos,

Friday, January 11, 2013

Favorite Drugstore and High-end Foundation

Hello Ladies!

I've been meaning to do this blogpost for the longest time but I can't seem to find my time to do it. So right now I will be doing favorite drugstore and high-end foundation.

Please do keep in mind that I have normal-combination skin. The only problem of my skin is hyper-pigmentation due to excessive amount of pimples/acne when I was in high school up until just last year when my skin finally found it's perfect match and I hadn't change my skincare routine since then.
 I don't get huge cystic acne anymore. anyways I will do a blogpost talking about my skin care routine but right now I wanna talk about my favorite foundation.

This won't be an in-depth review, I will just talk you through it why I love these foundation.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere.

♥ First on my list is this gorgeous gorgeous foundation. Whenever I wear this foundation I always get compliments about my skin. I once got a compliment from a friend saying "nagpa-belo ka ba?" I was like "WTH? hahaha" That's how amazing this foundation is. 
♥ This is great for oily skin and it is great for humid, sticky weather like here in Philippines. 
♥ I don't know if you can get this here haven't check in Rustan's but I think they have it. 
♥ Perfection Lumiere has a medium to full coverage.
♥ The staying power of this one is great. The longest time I wore this is probably 8hours in a very very hot humid weather. So I think this one can last a lot longer than 8hours.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 

♥ This one is another high-end foundation and another amazing product. I found this probably more than a year ago and I fell in love with it the moment I tried it on my face.
 It is very very light foundation but have a very very amazing coverage. It is like magic foundation, It can cover your problem areas but you can still see your skin picking through, if you get what I mean. 
♥ It is great for dry or combination skin, If you have oily skin I think you have to use a primer and 
set it with powder.
♥ The staying power of Vitalumier isn't that great like the Perfection Lumiere. But you can still get atleast 4-5hours in a humid Philippines weather.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

♥ This is one of the few foundations I wont recommend for oily skin. It is very very creamy and it can slide off of your face at the end of the day.
♥ The coverage is light to medium. It can get a little bit cakey on my skin and I don't know why is that because this foundation is great for dry skin.
♥ Staying power isn't that great too.
♥ This can also transfer in to your clothes especially if your wear a white top with collar expect it to transfer on your clothes. So if I knew I will be wearing shirt with collars I won't be using this.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.

♥ Another foundation that is made for dy skin. This one is much better and a lot cheaper than the Laura Mercier one so why bother spent your money, right?
♥ Coverage is medium build-able.
♥ Staying power is 5-6hours without blotting.
♥ As for availability I don't know if you can get this here in Philippines. 
I got mine when I was in Kuwait.

Etude House Sun BB cream SPF 50+/PA+++

♥ I know this isn't foundation but I used it as a foundation so I included it. 
♥ I love this BB cream. That is all I can say about this. Out of all BB cream's I've tried *bare in mind I've tried A LOT* this has been my favorite. 
♥ Coverage wise, well it is a BB cream so what do you expect? but I can get a medium coverage out of it. I don't even need a concealer when I use this expect for the undereye area.
♥ Staying power wise, love how it can give me 6hours without blotting.
♥ Price Php 978.00, well it is a little bit expensive but I think it is worth it.

Revlon Colorstay liquid and whipped foundation.

♥ Lastly is this 2 amazing foundation. This two is great for Philippines' weather and for oily skins. Colorstay line from Revlon is just amazing. I also love the Colorstay blemish concealer. 
♥ Staying power is great, Coverage is great.
♥ It can get a little cakey on my skin, just because as I've said I have normal skin.
♥ I can't remember the price but I think it can range from 900-1000 *I think, don't quote me on this*.

So yeah, that is it girls.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post if you are in a hunt for new foundation I definitely recommend any of that, specially the Chanel one. If you can splurge on something that you will use on your face definitely go for the Chanel Perfection Lumiere.

If you have any question please do tweet me at @mhielnah, facebook, or even email me.

What is your favorite foundation? Comment below if you have any recommendations for me!

talk to you soon,

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Everything Pink by Milna

Ever since I started blogging I've been planning to start an online shop. And I've been searching an online supplier at first I thought it is easy as 1,2,3 looking for supplier but oh, boy I was wrong.

My friend new where we can get wholesale dresses, bags and accessories from singapore, but the product was not that great so we decided not to get from her.

When I went to kuwait I got this idea to buy stuff there and sell here. So it all started from there, I searched for NYX cosmetics supplier and so that was it.

To make the story short I finally come up with good stuff and great supplier.

Now I am telling you all that I finally have my own online shop.

and I call it as Everything Pink by Milna
sounds lame? I know right?

I have NYX Cosmetics on-hand and I also accept pre-orders anything from the NYX website.
I also have Victoria's Secret on-hand and I accept pre-orders too.
Same thing goes to Bath and Body Works.
iPhone Cases will be available probably this month.

Looking forward to have transaction with you ladies!

till next time,