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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Maybelline Rosy Matte Roundup Reviews and Swatches


It's rouuunduuuup tiiimeee!!! I am sooooo smitten by this nudy pink collection by Maybelline!!!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Maybelline Rosy Matte (Mat 5- Soft Pink) Review and Swatches


Happy National Lipstick Month!!! (even I thought it was just meant to be a day but it turned into a month hahaha). Maybelline broke the internet once again when they also came up with their nudy pinks lipstick range. Say hello to Maybelline Rosy Matte! I'd say 2016 is such a strong year for Maybelline's lip division given their strong bold matte releases (Maybelline Creamy Matte and Vivid Matte), their healthy lip color release (Maybelline Lip Flush), and of course, this one. Releasing this was one of their best moves for this year as a lot of people are increasingly looking for nudy pinks, more so the ones with mauve touches. This is a good complement to the super bright electric pinks that Maybelline has released this year, because we all know that some shy away from bright pinks for fear that it's "too much" while some shy away from nudes as it might lead to too washed out of a look.

This shade is Mat 5, or Soft Pink. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Maybelline Rosy Matte (Mat 3- Rosy Peach) Review and Swatches


Happy National Lipstick Month!!! (even I thought it was just meant to be a day but it turned into a month hahaha). Maybelline broke the internet once again when they also came up with their nudy pinks lipstick range. Say hello to Maybelline Rosy Matte! I'd say 2016 is such a strong year for Maybelline's lip division given their strong bold matte releases (Maybelline Creamy Matte and Vivid Matte), their healthy lip color release (Maybelline Lip Flush), and of course, this one. Releasing this was one of their best moves for this year as a lot of people are increasingly looking for nudy pinks, more so the ones with mauve touches. This is a good complement to the super bright electric pinks that Maybelline has released this year, because we all know that some shy away from bright pinks for fear that it's "too much" while some shy away from nudes as it might lead to too washed out of a look.

This shade is Mat 3, or Rosy Peach. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Maybelline Rosy Matte (Mat 4- Apricot Beige) Review and Swatches


Happy National Lipstick Month!!! (even I thought it was just meant to be a day but it turned into a month hahaha). Maybelline broke the internet once again when they also came up with their nudy pinks lipstick range. Say hello to Maybelline Rosy Matte! I'd say 2016 is such a strong year for Maybelline's lip division given their strong bold matte releases (Maybelline Creamy Matte and Vivid Matte), their healthy lip color release (Maybelline Lip Flush), and of course, this one. Releasing this was one of their best moves for this year as a lot of people are increasingly looking for nudy pinks, more so the ones with mauve touches. This is a good complement to the super bright electric pinks that Maybelline has released this year, because we all know that some shy away from bright pinks for fear that it's "too much" while some shy away from nudes as it might lead to too washed out of a look.

This shade is Mat 4, or Apricot Beige. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Maybelline Rosy Matte (Mat 2- Salmon Pink) Review and Swatches


Happy National Lipstick Month!!! (even I thought it was just meant to be a day but it turned into a month hahaha). Maybelline broke the internet once again when they also came up with their nudy pinks lipstick range. Say hello to Maybelline Rosy Matte! I'd say 2016 is such a strong year for Maybelline's lip division given their strong bold matte releases (Maybelline Creamy Matte and Vivid Matte), their healthy lip color release (Maybelline Lip Flush), and of course, this one. Releasing this was one of their best moves for this year as a lot of people are increasingly looking for nudy pinks, more so the ones with mauve touches. This is a good complement to the super bright electric pinks that Maybelline has released this year, because we all know that some shy away from bright pinks for fear that it's "too much" while some shy away from nudes as it might lead to too washed out of a look.

This shade is Mat 2, or Salmon Pink. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Maybelline Rosy Matte (Mat 1- Natural Beige) Review and Swatches


Happy National Lipstick Month!!! (even I thought it was just meant to be a day but it turned into a month hahaha). Maybelline broke the internet once again when they also came up with their nudy pinks lipstick range. Say hello to Maybelline Rosy Matte! I'd say 2016 is such a strong year for Maybelline's lip division given their strong bold matte releases (Maybelline Creamy Matte and Vivid Matte), their healthy lip color release (Maybelline Lip Flush), and of course, this one. Releasing this was one of their best moves for this year as a lot of people are increasingly looking for nudy pinks, more so the ones with mauve touches. This is a good complement to the super bright electric pinks that Maybelline has released this year, because we all know that some shy away from bright pinks for fear that it's "too much" while some shy away from nudes as it might lead to too washed out of a look. 

This shade is Mat 1, or Natural Beige. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Charmzone Grand Launching (July 29, 2016)

Welcome to the Philippines, Charmzone!!! 

So for those of you who are curious, Charmzone is a Korean skincare brand that has been around for over 30 years already. They just happen to have a very personal approach to business that's why we haven't heard of them yet. By personal, as in CEO Kwang Sok Kim has been personally doing the seminars for Charmzone's customers since its inception, in order to really provide a personal touch to the customers' retail experience. This is already a well established brand in Korea, and has amassed a strong fanbase in China (they have dominated Chinese airlines' duty free stores!!!). And of course, they will soon amass many fans and admirers here! 

In order to celebrate their launch, many of the leaders of the company welcomed the press and other stakeholders to an evening of Korean fun last Friday at the Makati Shangri-la hotel. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

#SMLipstickFest for #NationalLipstickDay! (July 29, 2016)


Happy National Lipstick day!!! Or lipstick month for that matter ahihihi. I got invited to celebrate with SM Beauty section yesterday as they had a biiiiig celebration happening in store. They have a lot of surprises coming up for you dolls, so be exciteeeed!!! 

Before I get started with my own adventure, I'd just like to disseminate some good news for everybody. For one, they'll be having unli promotions, freebies and sales with their participating brands till Sept. 28, 2016. They will also be having a grand heart attack inducing event from Aug.12-15 at SM Megamall and will have lots of offers from their brands. Participating brands include Guerlain, Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido, Max Factorm The Body Shop, Happy Skin, Sleek Makeup, L'OrĂ©al Paris, Maybelline, Revlon, Covergirl, Flormar, Essence, Fashion 21, Features and Shades, LA Girl, NYX, E.L.F., Ever Bilena, Nichido and many others. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Happy National Lipstick Day!!!


Since it's midnight, it's officially July 29. And July 29 is officially National Lipstick Day!!! I will be very honest-- I have no idea who started it and I have no idea what cultural significance this day is supposed to serve-- but I will go on to celebrate it! Because I feel like no matter how much people downplay girls for liking makeup, there really is a magic that only lipstick can bring to a look. No look is complete without lipstick, and one look can go from one side of the spectrum to the other in a matter of seconds all with a change of lipstick shade.

I still cannot understand butthurt netizens who keep on insisting that liking makeup is akin to having a deep seated psychological problem, or that liking makeup is a symptom of narcissism or a bandaid solution to a deep rooted insecurity. Honestly, what's wrong with actually finding something that helps to boost one's confidence? Or for my personal reasons-- I need to be made up because people expect that from me as a beauty blogger in events and other engagements and because I am a management student and need to look presentable in formal business engagements. And for the longest time, it has all just boiled down to merely wanting to play and experiment. And what's wrong with all that? 

If the reason behind National Lipstick Day is to fight against the stigma of liking makeup, then yes I now perfectly understand why it exists and will rally for its continuity till the end of time. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sooper Beaute Unboxing!

Weeee!!! I'm a #SooperBabe now! The folks from Sooper Beaute graciously sent over a box full of Pinay beauty goodness, so today I'm going to talk about these products. I am generally pleased with the meteoric rise of brands such as this, as this is not only all about the "support local" movement, but also because local brands understand local needs and concerns more, and are able to respond more accordingly... 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beauty News: Contouring Made Easy in a New York Minute!


Manila, 2016 – In the recent years, we had some great new trends in the beauty world, but none have inspired and encouraged a cult following the way contouring has. From the runways and top celebrity looks showcasing perfectly contoured makeup, to accentuating a slimmer, perfect V-shaped face, this trend shows no signs of dying down in the near future. In fact, different trends such as the Tape Contour and Strobing – a technique to crank up a healthy glow by highlighting – have been buzzing over the net until now. However, getting halfway through contouring application seems to be a daunting task with tons of steps to follow and products to use. What’s a girl got to do to nail the perfect contoured look?

From the World’s No.1 makeup brand, Maybelline New York, doing your own contoured makeup has never been this easy. Get an instant sharper nose and your face shape on-point in a New York minute with Maybelline’s very first contouring line – V-Face Contour by FACE STUDIO. “This year’s defining moments in beauty is definitely seeing techniques using products to achieve the slimming V-face trend, focusing on how to achieve sharper nose in an instant without going under the knife,” shares Sandy Tiu, Product Manager of Maybelline New York. “From this growing trend, there is no better time for Maybelline to introduce a complete contour line that aims to bring out the very inherent appeal of contouring – the ability to accentuate features but this time, in a quick and easy way that anyone can do. That is exactly what V-Face Contour by Face Studio delivers to our consumers, today’s Maybelline girls – products perfectly created for contouring that takes their looks from desk ‘til dawn.”

Are you ready to have the perfect contoured look for everyday wear without looking too overly made up? Promising 10% slimmer face and an instant sharper nose in just a few steps, achieve what most Asian women desire with Maybelline’s V-Face Contour by Face Studio.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

My #AltheaTurns1 Haul!


Happy First birthday, Althea!!! I am very happy to be part of Althea's birthday celebrations because in the few months that they have been doing operations in the Philippines, they have basically revolutionized the way we Pinays shop for Korean products online. Goodbye to the days of needing to go to the post office (and all the bureaucracies, tired legs and hassles that come with it), needing to beg our friends who are going to Korea to get us limited edition items, and most of all, goodbye to needing to deal with expensive prices from online scalpers! 

I say this not because they've sent boxes for free, but rather because I'm a genuine Korean product shopper. I've already tried ordering Korean products from online Korean beauty giants, and it's such a hassle when I have to go to the post office. It's so anticlimactic when you're waiting eagerly for your favorite items to come only to get the excitement killed off in a long queue in the post office. And it goes downhill from there when you see your products stuffed in forlorn boxes that have become tattered and wrinkled in the long journey. With Althea, it's about a real consumer experience. From the convenience of your home, you can enjoy your products wrapper properly in bubble wrap and placed in very cute pink boxes. I used to think that the pink boxes were merely instruments for branding, but the more I order from them, the more I associate the pink box with excitement and eagerness. There is now something magical about the pink box. I actually have never thrown out any of my pink boxes yet because I really like to keep them for the magic and thrill. 


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Life News: Priva X ChicDriven Women Empowerment Expo!



The modern-day woman does not settle for anything less than perfect. From her style, to her
look, down to every single detail there is to notice about her, she likes to take things up a notch. When it comes to her personal care products, she expects the same level up. Her intimate care needs are no different. In fact, Priva® is made precisely for the woman who wants more—and gets it! From the makers of pH Care, the Priva® line is the advanced whitening feminine wash used for everyday care of the intimate area with added benefits that specifically address her needs.

Priva® partners with the ChicDriven Women Empowerment Expo happening on July 16 to 17 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Ayala Center, Makati City. The expo is exactly the venue that draws Priva® women together: the ones who aspire for more and want to level up. With the “chic driven” woman in mind, the expo intends to “share, inspire, and empower women to truly have it all.” Since Priva® uncompromised need of women to enjoy perfect intimate care, it comes in as the perfect partner for the ChicDriven Women Empowerment Expo.

The ChicDriven Women Empowerment Expo is packed with activities, booths, and workshops
 all intended to help women amplify the awesomeness in their Priva® lives. Part of the exciting
lineup of FREE seminars at the ChicDriven Women Empowerment Expo is the special segment
“How To Attract The (Perfect) Life and Love You Want” scheduled on Sunday, July 17, at 1 p.m.
Here, a powerhouse cast of women, like Sharleen Cu-Unjieng of Mustela, Aisa Mijeno of Salt,
and Go Negosyo Awardee Michelle Fontelera of ZenZest all share their top tips for becoming your own boss. There will be a lot of fun talks, lifestyle tips and special guests on this event! Be there or be square! 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Life News: Kathryn Bernardo Joins Julia Montes as Alcon's Newest Muse!

In case you still live in a cave, Kathryn Bernardo is now the first Filipina endorser of Air Optix. What that means is that she is technically now Julia Montes' work sister, as Julia is the endorser of FreshLook, Air Optix's sister brand! Both of these brands are under Alcon, a world leader in state of the art eye care products and instruments. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Life News: All of Kathryn Bernardo's Gorgeous Shots for Air Optix!

ICYMI, Kathryn Bernardo is the first Filipina to ever endorse Air Optix, and well, stating the obvious, she is now the official endorser of the brand! It's now time to marvel at all her photos modeling the different lenses of Air Optix! 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Life News: EVERYTHING You Need to Know About AirOptix and Freshlook Lenses




I have my own set of questions about these two lens brands, so I'm so happy people from the brand answered some questions for us! 

Monday, July 04, 2016

Life News: #ColorYourMood with Freshlook & Air Optix Colors


Alcon, a global leader in Eyecare, would like to invite everyone to witness the launch of Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes as the ambassadors of AIR OPTIX ® Colors and FreshLook ® Colors. This is happening on July 10, 2016, Sunday, 2:00pm onwards at the Robinsons Ermita Activity Center.

Freshlook and Air Optix Colors users can gain FREE access to the special event by showing an official receipt with a minimum purchase of 2 pairs of contact lenses dated July 4 to July 10 at the registration booth as early as 10:00am on July 10. The first 400 to register will get to partake in activities such as free contact lens trials, photobooth, body art and have a photo opportunity with

Kathryn and Julia. Freshlook and Air Optix Colors will also be giving away gifts and prizes during the big event.

For more information, like Freshlook Contact Lenses Philippines & Air Optix Colors Philippines on Facebook. The event will go LIVE on July 10 so subscribe to their page as early as today. You can also follow them on Instagram : @FreshlookPh & @AirOptixPh for updates!

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush Roundup Review and Swatches


Yaaaaaay! It's time for the roundup! As you dolls may or may not know, Maybelline recently released an eight shade sheer healthy lip color collection called Maybelline Lip Flush. It's a lot like what is called "melting balm" in the Korean beauty world today. Like a melting balm, it "melts" into the lips and fits in right in place for comfortable wear, nourishes the lips, and of course, makes the wearer happy as it's watermelon scented. It's got a sheer coverage, shiny finish, and gives a healthy flush of color, hence the name. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush (OR1) Review and Swatches


Hello dolls! This is my review for Maybelline's Lip Flush Sheer Healthy Lip Color in OR1, or Orange 1.

Maybelline Lip Flush Healthy Sheer Lip Color is Maybelline's newest offering, it's a lot like what is called "melting balm" in the Korean beauty world today. Like a melting balm, it "melts" into the lips and fits in right in place for comfortable wear, nourishes the lips, and of course, makes the wearer happy as it's watermelon scented. It's got a sheer coverage, shiny finish, and gives a healthy flush of color, hence the name. Aside from this shade are seven other shades, featuring reds, pinks, a coral one, and an orange one. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush (CO01) Review and Swatches


Hello dolls! This is my review for Maybelline's Lip Flush Sheer Healthy Lip Color in CO01, or Coral 1.

Maybelline Lip Flush Healthy Sheer Lip Color is Maybelline's newest offering, it's a lot like what is called "melting balm" in the Korean beauty world today. Like a melting balm, it "melts" into the lips and fits in right in place for comfortable wear, nourishes the lips, and of course, makes the wearer happy as it's watermelon scented. It's got a sheer coverage, shiny finish, and gives a healthy flush of color, hence the name. Aside from this shade are seven other shades, featuring reds, pinks, a coral one, and an orange one. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush (PK04) Review and Swatches


Hello dolls! This is my review for Maybelline's Lip Flush Sheer Healthy Lip Color in PK04, or Pink 4.

Maybelline Lip Flush Healthy Sheer Lip Color is Maybelline's newest offering, it's a lot like what is called "melting balm" in the Korean beauty world today. Like a melting balm, it "melts" into the lips and fits in right in place for comfortable wear, nourishes the lips, and of course, makes the wearer happy as it's watermelon scented. It's got a sheer coverage, shiny finish, and gives a healthy flush of color, hence the name. Aside from this shade are seven other shades, featuring reds, pinks, a coral one, and an orange one. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush (PK03) Review and Swatches


Hello dolls! This is my review for Maybelline's Lip Flush Sheer Healthy Lip Color in PK03, or Pink 3.

Maybelline Lip Flush Healthy Sheer Lip Color is Maybelline's newest offering, it's a lot like what is called "melting balm" in the Korean beauty world today. Like a melting balm, it "melts" into the lips and fits in right in place for comfortable wear, nourishes the lips, and of course, makes the wearer happy as it's watermelon scented. It's got a sheer coverage, shiny finish, and gives a healthy flush of color, hence the name. Aside from this shade are seven other shades, featuring reds, pinks, a coral one, and an orange one. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush (PK02) Review and Swatches


Hello dolls! This is my review for Maybelline's Lip Flush Sheer Healthy Lip Color in PK02, or Pink 2.

Maybelline Lip Flush Healthy Sheer Lip Color is Maybelline's newest offering, it's a lot like what is called "melting balm" in the Korean beauty world today. Like a melting balm, it "melts" into the lips and fits in right in place for comfortable wear, nourishes the lips, and of course, makes the wearer happy as it's watermelon scented. It's got a sheer coverage, shiny finish, and gives a healthy flush of color, hence the name. Aside from this shade are seven other shades, featuring reds, pinks, a coral one, and an orange one. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush (PK01) Review and Swatches


Hello dolls! This is my review for Maybelline's Lip Flush Sheer Healthy Lip Color in PK01, or Pink 1.

Maybelline Lip Flush Healthy Sheer Lip Color is Maybelline's newest offering, it's a lot like what is called "melting balm" in the Korean beauty world today. Like a melting balm, it "melts" into the lips and fits in right in place for comfortable wear, nourishes the lips, and of course, makes the wearer happy as it's watermelon scented. It's got a sheer coverage, shiny finish, and gives a healthy flush of color, hence the name. Aside from this shade are seven other shades, featuring reds, pinks, a coral one, and an orange one. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush (RD02) Review and Swatches


Hello dolls! This is my review for Maybelline's Lip Flush Sheer Healthy Lip Color in RD02, or Red 2.

Maybelline Lip Flush Healthy Sheer Lip Color is Maybelline's newest offering, it's a lot like what is called "melting balm" in the Korean beauty world today. Like a melting balm, it "melts" into the lips and fits in right in place for comfortable wear, nourishes the lips, and of course, makes the wearer happy as it's watermelon scented. It's got a sheer coverage, shiny finish, and gives a healthy flush of color, hence the name. Aside from this shade are seven other shades, featuring reds, pinks, a coral one, and an orange one. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Maybelline Lip Flush (RD01) Review and Swatches



Hello dolls! This is my review for Maybelline's Lip Flush Sheer Healthy Lip Color in RD01, or Red 1

Maybelline Lip Flush Healthy Sheer Lip Color is Maybelline's newest offering, it's a lot like what is called "melting balm" in the Korean beauty world today. Like a melting balm, it "melts" into the lips and fits in right in place for comfortable wear, nourishes the lips, and of course, makes the wearer happy as it's watermelon scented. It's got a sheer coverage, shiny finish, and gives a healthy flush of color, hence the name. Aside from this shade are seven other shades, featuring reds, pinks, a coral one, and an orange one. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Life News: Feel Pretty In Clean White Panty!


Wearing the right makeup, putting on a fresh new scent, and putting together a new ensemble can be some of the many ways a girl does to feel pretty. But aside from these, one should not forget that the “basic tool” to looking and feeling good starts from proper hygiene. That’s why Carefree®, the liners that give girls that everyday fresh panty feeling, calls out to girls to wear clean white panties and instantly feel good about themselves.

While it is already a given that one needs to wear clean underwear everyday, it’s another thing to keep it fresh and clean throughout the long hours of the day. Especially for girls, there is a need to manage panty stains and odor caused by pee leaks, discharge, and even sweat – some of the major reasons why wearing white panty can be an icky choice for some of them even if they can actually feel comfortable and pretty wearing it.

Time to feel #PrettyinWhitePanty with Carefree®! Because Carefree® Liners protect panties from pee leaks, discharge, odor and wetness, girls can now instantly feel pretty with the comfort of wearing their white panties. Feel fresh and pretty all day long, allaying any and all fears of dreaded underwear stains!

“We understand the need of girls to live confidently, thus with the Carefree® White Panty campaign, we have delved into the need of young Filipinas to feel pretty all-day long through comfort,” shared Johnson and Johnson (Phils.) Inc. Senior Brand Manager Justin Anne Gaurino-Aruta. “With the simple act of wearing their white panties with Carefree®, it instantly gives a prettifying feeling to girls because of the comfort and freshness of a clean, dry panty-feeling it provides.”

Attesting to this is Liza Soberano, arguably the freshest face in showbiz today, who shared her secret to feeling fresh and pretty all day: “I’m busy and active every day, whether it’s for work or just having fun with my friends, so panty liners are such a lifesaver,” Liza said as she flashed that endearing smile. “No matter how frantic it gets, I sure feel pretty thanks to Carefree® and my favorite white panty.”

To further promote feeling pretty in white panties, Carefree® partnered with MEG magazine in allowing girls to prettify and design their white panties through the “Prettify Your White Panty” web application.  The campaign culminated in an exclusive fashion show featuring panty designs developed in the said web application, including ten designs exclusively chosen by Liza herself.     

Guests in attendance attended in their best white ensemble to embody the freshness Carefree® offers. They were also in for a treat as activities that inspire fun and confidence among girls filled the venue. The highlight of the night was the White Panty Bar where all the guests designed their own white panties and were given exclusive goodies from Carefree®.

With Carefree’s no-fuss approach to all-day hygiene, wearing white panties has never felt better and prettier! To know more about Carefree, visit www.Facebook.com/CarefreePH.

To see Liza's top panty design picks, check them out right below!