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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Healthy Skin Magazine Event


Last November 21, Healthy Skin Magazine had an event at Stacy's BGC and invited us over! For the curious folks out there, it's a beauty magazine in the Philippines that highlights the non-invasive in-clinic and over-the-counter beauty products and trends. It also features slimming tips and the like. The magazine was borne out of the consumer trend that 72% of Pinays spend a lot on beauty products, said Kantar WorldPanel. I was not informed though on what 'a lot' was and what benchmark it's based on, but being a beauty blogger, it's not hard for me to see the observation.  

Pinays are of course very beauty conscious, but given how we generally aren't into very invasive procedures to enhance our looks, Healthy Skin aims to show non-invasive and non -surgical beauty treatments that Pinays can get for various beauty issues.  

Sunday, November 29, 2015

beauty News: Etude House Launches Bigger Sized Color My Brows Eyebrow Mascara


I'm one of the people who feel that the current tubes of Color My Brows are too small, which is why I am so happy that Etude House Philippines has launched a larger SKU for this! Get more mileage out of your brow mascara with these larger sized tubes!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

3 Concept Eyes Jumbo Lip Crayon Review

I really wish that Stylenanda would come to the Philippines soon. And 3 Concept Eyes, too. 

I definitely need more of these lip crayons in my life because they're so nice. Especially this shade.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

What's In The My Color Obsession Issue?


This whole L'Oréal thing of sending products in books is making me want to build a library just for the sake of storing them hahahahaha... If last time it was the True Match issue, this time it's the Color Obsession issue! And here's what's in it. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

My Margaret and Charles Salon Eyebrow Threading Experience


Thank you so much again for the great services, Margaret and Charles! You may have seen my blog post from awhile back raving about their hair color service. To kind of give a short post hair color report, I really love what they did because the hair color defies regrowths. There was an awkward regrowth in the middle of it, but after that phase, when my hair regrowth was about two inches already, it's like my balayage repeated itself again, just with an additional color! Weww! I was able to enjoy my hair color for over 5 months, so if you want a good deal for your hair, DO get their balayage color!!!  

But well, wait, let me go back to the threading. One of the things they also did for me was to thread my eyebrows during the waiting times hahahaha. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

eRAse Plantcenta Event

Yesterday was quite a revelation because I never thought that there'd be such a thing as plantcenta now. Back then it was just placenta, and we have become so accustomed to hearing placenta used in all sorts of beauty products. We'd even hear sales pitches that they only source placentas from Europe! 

But well, the whole landscape has changed. It's now illegal to crate products based on human or animal placentas, so instead they now harvest the embryos of plants to create the same rejuvenating effect.

But well, today's event isn't really a product launch event, just more of a PSA event. eRAse plantcenta has been in the business for 23 years now, and for the curious folks out there, the RA stands for retinoic acid. A lot of people really sing praises about how it gets rid of stretch marks, though I haven't tried it yet. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Banila Co Grand Opening (November 15, 2015)



#PHLovesBanilaCo 

We are very happy to be welcoming another Korean giant in our shores! Everyone, say hi to Banila Co! 

They opened their doors last November 14-15 in a grand weekend opening event in their Glorietta 4 outlet (they are located at the 2/F near Jipan, Bambu, etc.). They are planning to open more branches soon, but well, till then, it's just this one hahaha... Like I said in my mini haul post from this event, I got exposed to the brand when our family friends gifted me with a lot of Banila Co stuff last year. I just never got to come to blog about a lot of the products due to extreme busyness and the need to finish off my blog backlog. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Beauty News: Maybelline CRAZY SALE Price List

This is it. The blog post you will be looking and looking at over and over again until you spend all your money on Maybelline hahaha. When the lovely folks from Maybelline's PR announced that the annual Crazy Sale has begun, I was one of those who went ballistic. I asked for the total price list so that you guys know what to expect and will be able to see what's on sale. Maybelline's Crazy Sale will be up until December 31, 2015, so shop now!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Banila Co Opening Day Mini Haul

#PHLovesBanilaCo. It's time to welcome another Korean beauty giant here! Say hello to Banila Co! They are now at the 2/F of Glorietta 4, and I attended their opening day sales yesterday.

And no, I was not randomly paid to talk about it. I was first exposed to the brand summer last year when we had a close family who gifted me with a whole lot of Banila Co products (shout out to Kayan and Chichi thanks again mwah mwah!!!). That's when I learned that this is a brand all about skin cleansing and making glowing, dewy skin. If you're into highlighting/ strobing, this is the place to go. The brand has a whole lot of products that are cult favorites and holy grails of girls in Korea.

I already have a whole lot of Banila Co products from our family friend and from my trip to Korea earlier this year, so what I decided to buy today are items I still do not have, or their unique products. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Beauty News: Maybelline CRAZY SALE 2015


It's that time of the year again.
Please make sure your wallets are ready because it's time for the great Maybelline Crazy Sale 2015!!! 

Get up to 50% off on Maybelline products from November 13, 2015 to December 31, 2015 nationwide!!!

Check out some of the sale items here (yes Maybelline New York is slashing P200 off from over 200 of your Maybelline favorites OMG). 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Etude House Pure Water Baobab Moisturizer Review



Here I am with another skincare review after some makeup reviews. Today's review is one that's long overdue, so my apologies go out to Etude House for that!

But anyways, I'll be talking about their pure water baobab.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Beauty News: The Great L'Oréal Sale



THE GREAT L’OREAL HOLIDAY SALE

‘Tis the season to go Christmas shopping with The Great L’Oréal Holiday Sale, happening this November 13 to December 31, 2015. L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris offers discounts of up to 25% off on your favorite makeup products! Here’s a list of all the exciting offers you can enjoy:
  • Color Riche lipsticks at 25% off                                                    From P400 to P300      
  • Color Riche L’Extraordinaire liquid lip color at 25% off              From P450 to P337.50
  • Caresse lip tints  at 25% off                                                            From P500 to P375
  • True Match liquid foundations at 20% off                                      From P600 to P480
  • Brow Artist Genius Kit at 20% off                                                 From P400 to P320
  • Brow Artist brow liners at 20% off                                                 From P500 to P400
  • Super Liner eye liners at 20% off                                                   From P400 to P320
  • False Lash mascaras at 20% off                                                      From P500 to P400
  • Color Riche eye shadows at 20% off                                              From P400 to P320      
To top it all off, L’OREAL MAKEUP/DESIGNER PARIS makes it easy to share the holiday cheer by giving away free holiday gift boxes with every Php999 purchase inclusive of any Color Riche product. Just visit any L’Oréal Paris makeup counter to avail of the promo.

The Great L’Oréal Holiday Sale will run in all L’Oréal Paris makeup counters nationwide from November 13 to December 31, 2015. Now, you can look your best this Christmas with the most sophisticated holiday makeup, BECAUSE YOU’RE WORTH IT.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Beauty News: L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris Unveils My Color Obsession


It’s The Time of The Year For Color!

Manila, 2015 – They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year when everyone’s out on Christmas parties, reunions, and get-togethers. When the holiday rush hits, so does the pressure of looking your best in holiday gatherings. To get you ready for the season, L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris introduces the best way to make a statement during the festivities with Color Riche: My Color Obsession, a campaign inviting women to make bold color choices and celebrate with the most glamorous hues on their lips with Color Riche Lip Color. This best-selling lip line is now available in 63 luxurious shades, in a formula that moisturizes lips and delivers long-lasting rich color.

“During Christmas season, reuniting with friends and partying with colleagues definitely puts additional pressure on Filipinas to look more special than usual – one occasion after another,” shares Bea Dela Torre, Junior Product Manager of L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris. “With this in mind, L’Oréal Paris offers four sophisticated makeup looks highlighting the best-selling shades of Color Riche that will help her be effortlessly head-turning during the holidays.”

Celebrate pink as you dance the night away with Color Riche in Red Valentine, a standout matte, reddish-pink hue. Try a fierce new look and brave orange with Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Fire, a wearable matte orange ideal for morena skin. Haven’t found your holy-grail red? Love red with Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Rouge, a classic matte shade that suits all skin tones. And for nights when you feel edgy and modern – discover mauve with Color Riche in Glamor Fuchsia, a matte pinkish-purple shade with the power to transform your look with just one swipe.

To complete your holiday look, glam up your eyes with clean, well-defined lashes using Voluminous Million Lashes mascara, or amp up the volume with Voluminous Million Lashes Excess mascara for the boldest clump-free lashes.

Color Riche lipsticks are available for Php400 (regular price), while Voluminous Million Lashes mascaras are available for Php500 (regular price) in all L’Oréal Paris makeup counters in leading department stores and personal care stores nationwide.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Etude House Bright Fit BB Cream Review

This is a nostalgia-eliciting blog post for me because this is the first BB Cream I bought in the Philippines. And the second overall, having gotten Skin 79's BB Cream awhile back before this purchase. I didn't know much about BB cream then, more so makeup. And fast forward to today it's now review time.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Maybelline Velvet Matte Roundup Reviews and Swatches


Happy Friday!!! 
I think most of you have noticed by now that this whole week/ 9 days for that matter has been about each of Maybelline's Velvet Matte liquid lipsticks. 

I'm so happy that I was able to cover each and every one of them, so it's now time for the roundup! 

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Maybelline Velvet Matte (Mat 12) Review and Swatches (Holy Grail Product)


Save the best for last. This is my favorite Velvet Matte shade, alongside Mat 2, but well, I love this more. This is why I am bestowing a now rare holy grail status to it. I am an extreme sucker for nude shades and I really love the very unique nude-ness this has. I never thought nude would work this well with me. 

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Maybelline Velvet Matte (Mat 2) Review and Swatches


Hooray!!! Second to the last shade in our Maybellin Velvet Matte series! This is Mat 2. Basically, this is like Mat 1, just a little more coral. 


Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Maybelline Velvet Matte (Mat 10) Review and Swatches


Hey guys! Welcome back to another Velvet Matte review! I have here Mat 10, which I'd call the bubblegum pink or the cotton candy pink in the collection. I liked Mat 1 and Mat 2 more as they were leaning on the hot pink side, but I think this is also a beautiful shade. 

Monday, November 02, 2015

Maybelline Velvet Matte (Mat 9) Review and Swatches


I didn't post anything yesterday because I know you'd all be busy visiting your loved ones in their forever resting homes. But today we resume regular programming, and this time I'm here to give a review over Maybelline's Velvet Matte in Mat 9. 

Of all the shades, this is what I'd call the neutral red. It's not coral like Mat 5, nor is it orangey like Mat 8. It's also a far cry from the bluish undertones of Mat 11. So it really is more of the neutral red one.