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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bioré Aqua Rich Watery BB 3D Effect SPF50 Review

I can't believe that after blogging for so long that this is, if I'm not mistaken, my first ever sunscreen review. Whew! I've technically been required to live off sunscreen and BB cream since I went through puberty because my relatives from the father's side have nasty cases of sunspots. I wish that their sunspots were cute freckles, but no, they are so dense and so dark that they are birthmark level. I have an aunt who had laser treatments to get her sunspots off because it was that extreme. 

And this is why I have been using sun protection products all the time for the longest time. They just haven't been popping up on the blog because they run out before I can even take decent product shots. But this time, when Bioré sent me this sample of their new BB Cream, I really just had to discipline myself and take the photos first hahaha.

Monday, January 25, 2016

4 Things I Love About Cream Silk's New TVC

The best testament as to how busy I was when I was interning for Cream Silk is the fact that I had no time to talk about my time there. After working with the brand for almost a good three months (my internship was just one and a half month due to my wisdom tooth fiasco, but I basically did the work for 3 months while waiting for my successor and while getting her geared up to take on what I left), I actually never felt prouder to be a Filipino. Cream Silk is a brand about women empowerment and the epitomization of a fearless, headstrong, independent woman. But I was prouder about the Filipino part than the woman part. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Why Pia Wurtzbach Isn't Lucky

Image from Miss Universe's Twitter account

After being a sort of amateur pageant enthusiast for about five years now, I, too, am very excited about Pia's homecoming. Social media has been abuzz with every single thing she has been doing since her very controversial win. But something that always pops up are those "oh she's so lucky she'll stay here do this win this have this be primped bla bla bla" posts and comments. I also wish that I could have a nice apartment and the salary and the tiara and all the celebrity sightings. and basically everything that comes with it. 

But then, I am reminded by a lot of things a lot of people around me say, and then I remember that what she has is not some sort of magical package that she randomly got blessed with. It's something that, if I want to achieve as well, will have to go through hell for. 

I feel that as a whole society we Pinoys should stop being fixated on the notion that lucky is having a lot of good stuff in life, be it in whatever field or definition. I feel that we should start seeing lucky as 'when preparation meets opportunity.' 

Monday, January 18, 2016

L'Oreal Color Riche Collection Star (Freida) Matte Red (CSR7-Pure Rouge) Lipstick Review

And here's by far my first lipstick review of 2016!!! Woohoo! And I'm starting this reviewing year with a bang with this suuuper wild, suuuuper vivid, suuuuper shocking red lipstick from L'Oréal! This is their Color Riche Sensation lipstick in the shade of Pure Rouge. This also happens to be a special collection one, coming from the Collection Star (made with Freida Pinto).

Saturday, January 16, 2016

16 Beauty Products You Should Try in 2016

Hi guys! Happy 16th of January! I made a long post about 15 things I blogged about in 2015 that I loved, and I thought about making a video that looked into 2016. So I blogged about the brands, beauty products, beauty product types and the like that I want everyone to be trying. The stuff I have here are based on the stuff I really, really like and also based on the stuff that I wish more people used as well. This list is in no particular order, and features my haircare, skincare, and makeup recommendations. Enjoy!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Korean Mask Haul

Now this is a suuuper overdue post! But better late than never! This is my mask haul from my visit to Korea last year. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Maybelline Super BB Cream (02-Medium) Review

Say hello to a new BB Cream in town! Maybelline's Super BB Cream is here! I am not 100% sure if this is a replacement to their current BB cream, or another one in the basket, but I'm sure a lot of you guys will want to welcome this product to your lives! 

Saturday, January 09, 2016

My Etude House 500K Giveaway!!!


I honestly cannot put into words how thankful I am that I have reached 500 thousand pageviews already. When I started blogging in 2012, and when I subsequently concenctrated on beauty blogging in 2013, I never really thought I'd ever come to this day. When I started Doll Up Mari (and it was still named Marilene the Alkene back then!), I was already sooooo happy when I got my first 10,000 views. I met every little milestone with extreme excitement and enthusiasm. And I can't really believe that after celebrating many little milestones that I've already made a much bigger one. 

Blogging is not easy, I will admit. It's something that takes so much effort, so much time, so much love. It's a continuous self-improvement process. When I started blogging, my photos and formats were so horrible, and while they're still not the bestest best today, at least they're no longer like before. It's also a constant test of motivation. No one will really follow up on you to make that post or take that photo, it's up to you to do it. Blogging has already been a significant part of my life, which is why I celebrate milestones like this. 

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Etude House 500K Instagram Giveaway

As promised, here is the Instagram component of my 500K pageviews celebration!!! 

The instructions are already here on this photo, but let me elaborate them here, too. 
1.) Follow me on Instagram! @marileneperez_ 
2.) Regram this photo on Instagram, tag a friend, and use the hashtag #MarisEtudeGiveawayPart2
2.1) Keep on regramming for more chances of winning! 

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Etude House 500K Facebook Giveaway

As promised, here is my Facebook giveaway for reaching 500 thousand pageviews! Get a chance to win all these products in just two simple steps! 

1.) Like my Facebook page Doll Up Mari

2.) Share this giveaway photo post (not this blog post but this Facebook photo post) on Facebook, using the hashtag #MarisEtudeGiveawayPart2 and tagging a friend! You may also tag my page to ensure your entry gets seen!

As my way of saying thanks for 500 thousand page views, here is an Etude House Philippines giveaway! Details right here:
Posted by Doll Up Mari on Friday, January 8, 2016

2.1) Keep on sharing for more chances of winning! 

Friday, January 08, 2016

Etude House 500K YouTube Giveaway!!!

GIVEAWAAAY TIIIMEEE!!!! Okaaaay, so if you've been looking at the sidebar of my blog intently, you'd notice that I have already hit the 500T pageview mark! This is why as my big thank you, I'm holding giveaways across my major social media accounts! I'll be giving away one Etude House goodie bag for Facebook, one for Instagram, and one for Youtube! The goodie bags have different items, and I thought it'd be easier for me to tackle one social media account at a time and create a summary post so here is the YouTube goodie bag! 

If you're wondering on how you can win this lot, it's super simple! 3 Steps only! 
1.) Subscribe to my YouTube channel

2.) Share my giveaway video (not this blog post but the video itself) on Facebook, using the hashtag #MarisEtudeGiveawayPart2 and tagging my Facebook page (Doll Up Mari) and a friend in your post! 

3.) Since Facebook is weird when it comes to hashtags, please do go back to the video and just give a short comment on why you'd like to win the goodie bag! 

Friday, January 08, 2016

Beauty News: Maybelline Super BB Cream is Here!

Manila, 2016 When it comes to facing New Year goals with superb confidence, every Maybelline girl needs a fool-proof beauty essential to keep performing at her best. As modern Filipinas battle harmful elements in the city such as pollution, humidity, and UV rays – your 2016 go-to makeup better keep up before these elements take a toll on your skin. All you need is a product that covers you from all of these harmful elements. But let’s be honest, that’s quite difficult to find.

The world renowned BB cream was born around the 60s, but it’s only been a few years since this BB craze hit the Asian market with an all-in-one beauty benefit promise. Since then, Filipinas started joining the BB Cream bandwagon to achieve a natural makeup look.

Maybelline New York – the world’s No. 1 makeup brand – will start the year with a big bang by introducing its face makeup power franchise, Super BB Cream. Call it your latest super ally or your new beauty obsession. Deemed as the country’s first highest coverage Super BB cream w/ SPF 50 PA++++, Maybelline invites you to welcome this 2016’s SUPER product for a Super New, Super You.

“We all know that liquid foundation is the key to that smooth and flawless finish, but not all Filipinas are comfortable wearing it daily because of its heavy formulation. Oftentimes, all we really need is a perfect natural look without having to sacrifice coverage and protection,” shares Sandy Tiu, Product Manager for Maybelline New York. “Keeping this in mind, Super BB Cream is the perfect alternative to your liquid foundation for everyday wear. Truly a globally celebrated product, it’s definitely all you will ever need because not only is it long-lasting; it also offers the highest coverage amongst all other BB creams. Super BB Cream glides on easily and smoothly, thus allowing pores to be minimized and skin tone to be evened out.
Aside from the HIGH Coverage that this supercharged product provides, Maybelline’s Super BB Cream also offers SUPERIOR SUN PROTECTION. With its SPF PA 50++++, it truly is the only product available in the mass market that offers the highest SPF level for BB Creams.
Sounds super? Absolutely. Maybelline has got your 2016 beauty routine super covered with the newest Super BB Cream that can do it all for only Php 399. Products are exclusively imported and distributed by Maybelline New York and are available nationwide in all Maybelline counters. For more information about Maybelline, please visit