Codename AYA

Mission: Shop a lot without spending a lot

Monday, June 30, 2014

CNA at Ayala Fairview Terraces

Yo. Writing this while inside the train on my way to work. Hihi. (The BlogTouch Pro app is awesome!)

Anyway, I bring good news. CNA, Korea's no. 1 accessory shop, opened a new branch here in the country a couple of weeks ago. K-Pop fans residing in Fairview must be so happy about this news: CNA's new branch is located at the new Ayala Fairview Terraces! 

CNA, 2/F Fairview Terraces

And while I don't know much about K-Pop, I will still be dropping by CNA again because 1) as you'll see in the following photos, their accessories are so cute to ignore, and 2) Fairview Terraces is very near where I live (hohoho)!

CNA stands for 'Culture, Nature, Art.' This concept store has been here in the country since 2012 and now has six branches, with the sixth (but not last) being the Fairview branch. More branches will be opening soon. 

CNA carries a wide variety of Korean-style accessories. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, hair clips, ribbons, headbands and more... You name it, they have it. They even have printed socks, wigs, fashion glasses and a few beauty tools and nail art accessories.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Unboxing: 'Let the Beauty Begin' June BDJ Box (Benefit-Exclusive)

This box couldn't have arrived at a better time. The day I got this box, I was kind of in a bad mood brought by the previous work day, and all I wanted to do was sleep and rest. When I woke up from my nap, I saw a package on the table. I knew it was for me, but I had no idea where it could be from 'til I looked at the waybill. Honestly, I didn't expect it to be a BDJ Box because I felt like I had just received the May box (where did the time go???). But I'm not complaining at all! Especially since this month's box is yet another...


...Benefit-exclusive box!


It was just two months ago when BDJ released their first ever Benefit box (*my post here*). I didn't expect another one to be released so soon. Yet here it is.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Swatches: Etude House Play Nail Polishes

Good morning! Here's something colorful to brighten up your day. Today I'll be sharing swatches of a few of Etude House's Play nail polishes :)


I'm not sure how many shades there are in this range, but I know there are a lot. I currently have three. It was hard to choose which shades to get! I wanted to buy them all. Haha.

#83 - baby blue


#23 - dark rose


#95 - muted green


Ah, I just love these! I've always been a fan of EH's polishes. These go on smoothly, so application's not too bad. I'm fine already with just two thin-ish coats. The rounded tip of the brush makes things even easier. No more squiggly edges near the cuticles! (I know you can relate. LOL)

Oh and in case you're wondering, my fave among these three is #23. I think it would make a great lipstick shade as well!


Wearing #23

I hope these aren't limited-edition. These Play nail polishes cost P179, I believe. I'll be getting more from this line, that's for sure!