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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Simple Skincare Launch + Makeup Remover Reviews (October 27, 2016)


Life is soooo complicated as of late. I am honestly at my thinnest and palest, and while I should be happy about the thin part, I can't really be 100% happy given that it was caused by extreme stress. Working day in and day out has really drained me, but I'm scared of taking a break because my workload might pile up even more. I wish that life were simple. Weeell, I can't make life simple, but at least I can make makeup removal Simple. 

Yeahp, you heard it. Simple is Unilever's latest baby to come here to the Philippines. It's the number one skincare brand in the UK featuring facial cleansers and moisturizers, and since it's Unilever, when they say number 1, they mean it. Having interned at Unilever has made me learn that any claim they make is backed up by research or official documents. So this is not some sham skincare brand from some hole in the wall factory trying to make some name for itself. This is probably as legit as facial cleansing can get! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Leaders Mediu 2-Step Double Effect V-Line Pore Tightening Mask Review


Yaaaaay, I finally got down to trying out a unique and interesting K-Beauty product! This is Leaders' 2-Step V-Line mask and these kinds of mask sheets have been all the rage in Korea as of late. It's an affordable, quick fix for when you want to look like you lost a few pounds for a special day. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Zenutrients Now In Sample Room!


For those already feeling the burden of getting good gifts for tita this holiday season, maybe this can help! Zenutrients is proud to have gone a major relaunch of their brand, featuring more sophisticated packaging and reformulations here and there. They believe that everything nature does is for a purpose so they try to harness the best of nature for the benefit of their customers. It's now time to make a quick hop to Sample Room to get this for your tita or the tita friend in your life in time for the holiday season! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Beauty News: Zenutrients Undergoes Relaunch

The peeps behind Zenutrients are so excited to finally be able to show us Zenutrients' full brand re-launch! They revamped the total packaging design, from the main logo to the individual pack design, eying a more sophisticated look, but still staying true to the core green-ness of the brand. They also upgraded some key formulations, notably all shampoos, lotions and creams; the new labels will reflect the new ingredients.

 Lastly, to create brand harmony, they have collapsed in key best-selling products from the premium line Z, into Zenutrients. The Argan range (hair, skin and body), some repellants and massage oils have been added into the main Zenutrients line as well.

Nature does nothing without purpose – that’s what they believe in at Zenutrients. With over 8 years of experience in creating organic beauty products, they now have hundreds of product choices and are available in over 30 outlets nationwide. The brand is also carried by retailers Sesou and Echostore, and are available online through beautymnl.com and seektheuniq.com

Friday, October 28, 2016

Beauty News: Simple Skincare Now in the Philippines!

Simple champions the belief that face care is not just about how skin looks from the outside. Rather, it is about how it feels—because it is always about how women feel about their own skin that truly matters. With that, the brand offers a range of products that gently hydrates while providing superior makeup removal and skin cleansing, specifically made for women with sensitive skin.

To deliver the best results, Simple only uses skin-loving ingredients that are kind to the skin and to the planet. Sourced sustainably, it is free from color, fragrance, and other harsh ingredients that can upset the skin. Still, it delivers its promise of leaving skin thoroughly-cleansed without that tight or dry feeling. Each product works in harmony with the skin for a calming and hydrating effect. At the end of the day, face care should always be as fuss-free, gentle, and as effective as that.

After all, #KindnessIsSimple

Five Skin-loving products for Filipinas
Five of the brand’s most well-loved and multi-awarded products are now available in the Philippines. Filipinas can look forward to finally experiencing the power of the Micellar Cleansing Water, Micellar Facial Cleansing Wipes, Moisturizing Facial Wash, Hydrating Light Moisturizer, and Dual-Effect Eye Makeup Remover.

The Simple Micellar Cleansing Water (P499/200mL, P799/400mL) is the most advanced facial cleanser to date, yet is gentle enough even for the most sensitive skin. It contains micelles, which are clever cleansing bubbles that work to lift away makeup and impurities, unclogging pores while instantly boosting skin hydration by 90%. It’s non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and dermatologically tested and approved. This product is a cult-favorite in the beauty industry—aside from having a strong following, it was also part of Glamour UK’s Top 15 cleansers and Allure’s Best of Beauty 2015.

For those who still prefer facial wipes, the Simple Micellar Cleansing Facial Wipes (P299) is perfect to refresh and nourish your skin, remove tough make-up and is soft enough for use on delicate or sensitive skin. It contains a perfect blend of the purest possible skin-loving ingredients and added vitamins. They’re also convenient, quick-to-use and a fantastic addition to any makeup bag, perfect for when women on the go.

For a deep and thorough cleanse, there is the Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash (P299/150mL). Unlike other harsh cleansers in the market, it can get rid of oil, dirt, and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. It’s made of only the purest ingredients and skin-loving multi-vitamins to keep sensitive skin clean and hydrated. It’s also 100% soap-free, so even those with the most sensitive skin can benefit from it.

For makeup lovers, there is the Simple Dual-Effect Eye Makeup Remover (P499/125mL). It effectively dissolves even the toughest eye makeup without irritating the eyes. The two-part formula consists of oil and purified water for maximum effect—no eye-rubbing required. This means that even women who wear contact lenses can use it without having to worry about their eyes turning red.

The best part? It also cares for the eyelashes, as it leaves your fringes hydrated and nourished.
Finally, the Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer (P499/125mL) is the moisturizer of dreams—it’s actually the UK’s #1 moisturizer. It’s created with the perfect blend of multi-vitamins, glycerin, and borage seed oil to keep the skin hydrated for up to 12 hours, as it instantly doubles the skin’s hydration levels. It’s made with triple purified water, making it perfect for the most sensitive skins.

Simple Skincare is available at Watsons and select supermarkets. Follow @simpleskincareph on Instagram or like Simple Skincare PH on facebook for more updates.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Beauty News: Watsons Hair Treats Promos Coming ASAP!


Don't lie to me. I'm sure you all know very well the fragrances of Watsons deep hair conditioners. Especially the coconut one. No one cared even if we smelled like coco jam because we had nice hair after anyways hahaha. I am so glad that Watsons never stopped producing their hair spa conditioners because there'll be a void in my life if they stop producing the virgin coco one! 

 Watsons Hair Treats truly is a treat for the hair (and for the budget)! Watsons is proud to be bringing natural ingredients from all over the world to haircare products that are affordable and easily accessible (like I am sure you are near enough to at least 1 Watsons branch!). There are plenty of products under the Hair Treats line-- there's Hair Spa, Hair Shine, Hair Gel, 3 Minute Wonder, and Mega Dose. 

There are 9 hair spa variants featuring different natural ingredients. There's Virgin Coco (Intensive Care), Coco Milk (Silky Straight Look), Tsubaki (protects long hair), Macadamia (Anti-Breakage), Lavender (Soft and Bouncy), Aloe Vera (Hair Fall Control), Argan Oil (Nourishing from Scalp to Tip), Honey Milk (Enriched Moisture), Keratin Vitamin (Damage Control).  You can get these fragrant things in 250g and 650g offerings, though I think the 650g one is a good idea because you are bound to use more than you need because of the smell... 

There are great promotions coming up so watch out!
1.) Get the Hair Treats HairSpa 250g for only Php59.00 when you purchase any shampoo or conditioner product on the following dates:
 November 4-6
 November 18-20
 December 2-4
2.) Get a free Hair Treats Hair Shine 30mL with every purchase of either a Hair Treats Hair Spa 650mL Buy 1 Take 1, 3 Minute Wonder 250mL Buy 1 Take 1, or a Hair Treats Megadose Pack, any variant on the following timeframes:  
 December 16-18
 December 30-31
 January 1, 2017
 November 3-December 31 for SM Advantage Card Holders

Monday, October 24, 2016

CBTL The Giving Journal 2017 Launch (October 21, 2016)

Hoooraaayyy, planner season is upon us!!! Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf proudly unveiled the designs of their planners this year. Their planners are more than just planners, they're called The Giving Journals for a reason. Every year, CBTL has a main beneficiary whom the proceeds of the planners' sale will go to. This year's main beneficiary is the Real Life Foundation, a social advocacy that aims to change lives through education.  

To give a brief profile as to what kind of foundation will benefit from your coffee addiction this year, the Real Life Foundation is a Christian non-profit NGO. It aims to provide better futures for underprivileged Filipinos through educational assistance and character development. The scholars under their program are not only sent to school (through monetary support), but are also coached in the areas of L.I.F.E. (Leadership, Integrity, Faith, Excellence) 

Monday, October 24, 2016

My BeautyMNL Shopping Spree

In the advent of online shopping, I am generally happy that more and more sites are springing up that make beauty shopping for the Pinay much easier. Remember the days when it was sooo hard to get beauty products? Like if the product couldn't be found in malls, it basically was virtually nonexistent in the minds of consumers? Online shopping has really changed the way we discover, perceive, and try all sorts of brands. 

I am happy to be doing a mini post about BeautyMNL today! The site has been floating around since last year, but I think it's this year that the site has really gained traction amongst local beauty junkies. I actually knew of this place while I was interning in Unilever as my boss was like "oh let's put our new product in BeautyMNL." Before him saying that I didn't know that the place existed! But now they are among the key trade partners of most beauty brands in the country.  

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Silka Avocado Now in Sample Room!


For those who felt that Silka Shea smelled too sweet, rejoice! This is Silka Avocado, the latest from the number one in whitening. And it's now on Sample Room! I was reading reviews on Sample Room over Silka Shea to see how people felt about it. Opinion was split as some people hated sweet fragrances and complained that the products made them dizzy. Some on the other hand, like me, loved the variant soooo much. So I think this will receive less polarized reviews as this doesn't smell sweet. This, in a stark contrast, doesn't smell like avocado at all. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Korea Diaries Day 4 (September 24, 2016)


Mari 2.0 says hiiiiiii!!! T'was my first time ever to go blonde and I was able to do it when the lovely peeps of Charis brought us to RaBeautyCore for a total makeover session! I had my makeup done in Korean style as well, so watch out for that in this post. But I think the blonde hair is already enough to catch a lot of people's attention hahahaha.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Korea Diaries Day 3 (September 23, 2016)


These mermaid bras are tooooo. cuuuuute. foooor. myyyy. lifeeeee. As in waaay too cute! This is the third installment of my Charis Beautiful Journey experience in Seoul and this episode is filled with lots of very interesting experiences because this is the shopping day in the trip! We got to go to Chuu store and Dr. Althea in Hongdae as well as the Line Friends store in Itaewon! All the stores we went to had very cute interiors and items!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Korea Diaries Day 2 (September 22, 2016)


FINALLYYY I GOT TO MEET SSINNIM!!!! WAH WAH WAH!!! 

And yeahp all that's possible through Charis! Charis treated us bloggers to an unforgettable week in Korea last month and of course I just have to talk about it. 

Before everything, I just want to say that I was able to sneak to a cat café at night look at this cutie patootie

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Korea Diaries Day 1 (September 21, 2016)


So yeah, I was in Korea for a week last month! I was invited to take part in Charis' Beautiful Journey in Seoul. Charis is an influencer based platform that allows bloggers like me to be able to make people experience rare K-beauty products I like in logistically feasible ways. I can go on and on yapping about rare K beauty brands and products, but if it's not feasible for people to own the products then it'd be hard. So that's where Charis steps in. It helps to bridge that gap so that consumers can also try the products. Check out my site!!! 

They treated us to so many products and places while in Seoul that there really is one vlog per day. I also learned a lot about Charis and the brands that they work with, so you'd also see them mentioned here and there. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Swan, The Fairy, and the Princess

Hoooray for ballet! T'was the second time I watched ballet my whole life. The first time was when Lisa Macuja had a mini show at Star City waaaaay back in 2002 or 2003, and the second time was this ballet. I've never really watched ballets on my own, like on YouTube or whatever. So it was nice to be able to see it live. I am lucky that while this is Ballet Manila, it actually feels like watching a ballet in Russia. I am no ballet expert, but I think that as far as ballet goes, this is as good as it gets here. 

This is The Fairy, The Swan, and The Princess, one of the shows at the 21st show season of Lisa Macuja's Ballet Manila. This is perhaps a very interesting ballet even for seasoned enthusiasts as they combined The Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty in one 2 hour spectacle. 

I didn't take videos because I personally felt that one should really watch the shows to feel the magic.  Ballet is much more alive when watched live, apparently. The music was played live by Manila Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Alexander Vikulov. There is this warmth and indescribable spark to when the music is played live. It's really an experience that one should try. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Avène Skin Recovery Launch Event (September 30, 2016)


Huhuhu, every blogger will have to deal with lost files! I had a great time at the Avène Skin Recovery Cream re-launch at SM Makati last September 30, but when blogging time came, the files were nowehere to be found. I have looked far and near, but the files seem to be gone forever! I am so happy they had a photography team take photos of us during the event so at least I still have memoriess!!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Beauty News: SilkyGirl Moisture Boost Lipcolor Balm is Here!

Yaaaay, Southeast Asia's favorite makeup brand is at it again with yet another comfortable but functional offering! Say Hello to Silkygirl's Moisture Boost Lip Color balm! This colored balm promises long lasting moisture, good staying power, creamy texture, long lasting moisture, and the help of Vitamins A, C and E. This also comes in an easy to use, retractable plastic pencil packaging.

As seen in the photo, they also have a 4NO's promise: No Fragrance, No Parabens, No Carmine, and No Animal testing. 

This collection comes in six lovely shades, namely: 
Latte, Coral, Ruby, Rose, Poppy and Wine



You can find this at Php279 a pop in Landmark TriNoma and other selected Landmark outlets!



Friday, October 14, 2016

Life News: It Girls and StyleList Inc. Season 2 Soon on E!!!


Original, new series on E!
In this day and age, what exactly is an !t-Girl? We meet Georgina Wilson (top model, host and business woman), Solenn Heussaff (actress and artist), Isabelle Daza (actress and model), and Liz Uy (stylist and personality) — best friends and confidantes; four women from Manila, on the top of their respective fields.

On the pressures of celebrity — the compromise between life-changes and showbiz, prioritizing things at home or to keep up with the demands of a career? Can an !t-Girl truly have it all? Find out as It Girls premiere on 24 October, only on E!


Season 2 for StyleList, Inc.
It was also revealed that the second season of local fashion reality series, StyleList, Inc. will premiere on October 24. The show will follow the daily grind of stylist-to-the-stars Rex, Jay and Ian and will let viewers in on the fashionably crazy world of showbiz.

StyleList, Inc. is the first styling service company in the country which services some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Promising a mix of styling drama, a hefty serving of the season’s best collections and a mile’s walk in the shoes of the country’s top stylists, StyleList, Inc. will surely bring out the fashion maven in you! Catch StyleList, Inc. as it premieres on October 24 830pm only on E!

Friday, October 14, 2016

E! Bloggers Ball (September 29, 2016)


T'was one of those nights when I was a blogger off duty! Despite the mental image that many have of bloggers, I'm not this sossy person showered in luxury goods from head to toe when going to events. I am normally in comfy shoes and comfy outfits consisting mostly of jeans and statement shirts because I normally hop around the event area taking photos and running after celebs or whomever I need to ask questions to. Blogger events aren't really dress up days for me because I need to be comfortable to do my work. Some events have no chairs so you have to be ready to stand the whole time. Or in general, one can't really run around with a heavy camera in high heels and while watching over branded goods. So these days, to me, being off duty means being able to primp and dress up because this is normally not the usual survival-lifestyle garb I wear to most events. 

Thank you so much to E! for thinking of pampering bloggers for a night! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Althea's Halloween Picks!


Yeahp, no jokes here! There apparently is a magnet for the face! And that comes with Althea's Jaseongmin Magnetic pack! 

We know Althea as the place where we get our fix of Korean cult favorites like Etude House, Tony Moly, Mamonde, innisfree, The Face Shop among others. They are known very well for delivering Korean cult favorites to the world. But today's post is a little different because this is all about the unique black colored and Halloween themed items that you can actually find in Althea. The site has such a wide array of items now it's easy to get lost hahaha. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Beauty News: Maybelline's Vivid Matte Unveils 5 New Shades!!!


Manila, 2016 – Anyone can swear to the fact that lipsticks are one of the essential products a girl can’t leave the house without. We all live and die by our favorite matte lipsticks to create a statement look in a flash! As we’ve spotted shocking pink pouts and plum kissers from our celebrities tastemakers, Maybelline girls can never truly have one, too many lipstick shades to choose from. From the world’s no.1 makeup brand, Maybelline New York, enjoy more vivid red, pink and plum shades to play with from the Vivid Matte Lipstick Collection by Color Sensational.

“We feel that every woman needs at least one shade in her makeup stash that will make her feel even more beautiful, and most importantly, confident,” shares Kat Diaz, Product Manager for Maybelline New York. “With five new Vivid Matte Lipstick shades, you’re sure to make a lip statement with irresistible bold vivid lips. All you have to do is choose a shade, wear it, and flaunt it!”

Now, mattes come alive with more vivid color! Achieve bold and vibrant lips with five (5) more highly pigmented shades to choose from. Infused with bold saturated pigments plus honey nectar, Vivid Matte Lipsticks give a creamier touch and vividly sensational color finish. With its superior long-wear matte formula, flaunt irresistible vivid lips for hours every day.

Color your lips vivid with the Maybelline New York’s Vivid Matte Lipstick Collection by Color Sensational. Get all new shades for only P299 each. Products are exclusively imported and distributed by Maybelline. For more information about Maybelline, please visit www.facebook.com/MaybellinePhilippines.

Check out the shades after the jump! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Life News: Ballet Manila's 21st Performance Season Presents The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess


Ballet Manila is proud to invite the public to its 21st performance season with one of their shows, The Swan, The Fairy, The Princess. Ballet Manila was founded by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde with Osias Barroso in 1995 to "bring ballet to the people and people to the ballet." 

As such, there is the Liza Macuja school of ballet, and to keep the spark alive, they also do shows like these. This is coming up this weekend! 


You better book your tickets because the October 16 show is already sold out! You can grab your tickets here

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Gelish x Nailaholics Launch (September 28, 2016)

Twas a match made in heaven when Nailaholics formally celebrated the forging of their union with Gelish as their official gel nail solutions provider! 

This event was on September 28, and my flight back home from Korea came back Sept. 28 morning (I got back home at 2AM-ish), so this was a nice way to sort of unwind after the tiring trip back home. For those who have been noticing my nails, I think you do know that I am currently on hard gel nails, and as such, learning about gel was interesting to me.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

My Sample Room September 2016 Goodies


I. AAMMM. SORRRYYY. For being MIA!!! I was in Korea when these two packages from Sample Room came. I was in Korea for 1 whole week, and already had other backlogs prior to the trip. When I came back, I had other events to go to as well. So finally, it's only now I get to talk about the new samples on Sample Room right now! 

I was so happy to have received goodies from Nivea and Burt's Bees this month. 


Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Beauty News: Nailaholics Has Switched To Gelish!


Nailaholics Nail Salon & Spa, the country’s leading nail salon chain, recently got a big upgrade by deciding to use only Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish for all its gel manicure services, including gel manicure, pedicure and extensions. While relatively new to the country, Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish is considered internationally as the number one gel polish brand. In fact, it is the preferred brand by most of Hollywood’s most esteemed nail technicians, including those who do the nails of Adele, Lady Gaga and Khloe Kardashian. But really, what makes it—and this new partnership—so great?

1.     Safer Gel Polish for All. Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish is free from three harmful chemicals that are usually found in most gel polish brands, including: Dibutyl Phthalate, a material linked to cancer, increased risk of diabetes in women, nausea, reproductive issues and birth defects; Formaldehyde, which is known to cause lung and nasal cancer, trigger allergic reactions, and breathing problems, and; Mythelene Glycol, which can cause bronchitis, certain types of cancers, breathing problems and allergies.
2.     Super Fast Curing Time. Unlike other gel polish brands that take one to two minutes to cure, Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish in only 30 seconds with standard UV lamp and even less when used with its 18G LED lamp, which uses 3rd generation LED Gel Light. No more waiting for two to four hours just to get your nails done.
3.     Zero Damage Upon Removal. One major setback of getting gel polish is that, when the time comes to take it off, it leaves your nails looking dead and dry. That is not the case with Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish. This brand gives users the ability to remove their gel polish faster. How fast? 10 minutes or less, fast. Gelish®’s nail polish remover is also guaranteed safe.
4.     Longer Lasting Effects. No other gel brand in the market today has the ability to provide anyone with beautifully vibrant chip- and peel-free nails for up to 21 days. Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish’s unique formula does this without staining or damaging the nails.
5.     More Options. With a total of over 200 shades, Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish and its sister, Morgan Taylor (which has matching colors with Gelish®), allow you to freely express yourself and stay on trend at the same time.

Gelish®’s amazing benefits aside, it’s also important to note that Nailaholics’ nail technicians are some of the best in the industry—providing every client who walks into their doors a relaxing, clean environment and pampering services that are nothing short of top class.
Want to learn more about Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish and Nailaholics? Drop by any of Nailaholics 56 salons nationwide today.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Beauty News: Avène's New Skin Recovery Cream is Here!!!


Eau Thermale Avene, the leading French dermo-cosmetic brand officially launches its latest offering. The Skin Recovery Cream DEFI (Device for Exclusive Formula Integrity) joins the brand’s roster of products that are ideal for the hypersensitive, intolerant and allergic skin.

The Eau Thermale Avene Skin Recovery Cream DEFI debuts this latest innovation at the ground floor of SM Department Store’s beauty section in Makati City. Customers can look forward to a week-long event marked by various exciting activities. Shoppers can participate in a photo contest where they can get the chance to win Eau Thermale Avene products, free derma consultations from certified dermatologists, personalized notebook as freebies for every purchase of the Skin Recovery Cream and much more.

STERILE COSMETICS
The Skin Recovery Cream was developed as part of Eau Thermale Avene’s product roster under the STERILE COSMETICS line. These products comply with a stringent charter based on 3 key points:

• Sterilization throughout production
• A perfectly patented hermetic sealing system called "DEFI". This cap ensures that the product inside does not come into contact with the air so there is no need to preserve it since the product remains sterile until use.
• Rigorous selection of only essential ingredients

Sterile Cosmetics guarantee formulas with absolutely no preservatives or substances with incidental preservative function (unlisted preservatives). Since preservatives do not affect the formula’s efficacy, Sterile Cosmetics also means that your skin is getting only what’s essential and that it offers unique safety even for the most sensitive skin.

FOR HYPERSENSITIVE, INTOLERANT AND ALLERGIC SKIN

The Philippines’ tropical weather poses challenges to your skin. The high humidity and unforgiving sun can cause irritation. But with the Skin Recovery Cream, your skin can be protected from the harsh effects of the environment as well as the cosmetics you tend to pile on. This product helps protect skin and soothes irritation and restores the hydrolipidic film thanks to Parcerine®. This patented formula contained in Eau Thermale Skin Recovery Cream effectively alleviates and protects skin, restores the skin barrier, and reduces the skin reactivity.
To know more about Eau Thermale Avene Skin Recovery Cream, you may visit Greenbelt 5, Mercury Drug in Glorietta 3 and SM Makati Department store.  And for all the latest about Eau Thermale Avene, like our official FB page via www.facebook.com/EauThermaleAvenePH/.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

#MakeConfidenceHappen with Liza Soberano


It's different when you talk to girls about insecurities versus when the world's most beautiful person (yeahp hi Liza hi LizQuens) talks about it. We mortals often think that celebrities, especially the most beautiful one (aka Liza), do not share the same insecurities and issues that we commoners face. But whelp, it now dawns on me that celebs have it even worse because they have not only their looks but every single thing about their existence to be insecure about because being in the public eye really puts one under intense and often unnecessary scrutiny. 

You know how much I love Maybelline that even when people harshly label me as #MaybellineSponsored at times, I just can't help but stand by the brand. The brand really does churn out good and affordable products, and values wise, the 'Make It Happen' slogan really resonates to me so much. My whole life and my whole blogging career has been hinged on a 'Make It Happen' mindset so I don't need to be cajoled into talking about the brand you know. 

I am so happy that they did this video with Liza talking about self-confidence and insecurities and everything. She is a really smart girl (even her manager Ogie Diaz says so all the time) and it's so nice to hear something like this from someone whom we all look up to. 


Her video, to me, highlights two key points. I'm sure other people will see other things, but this is what I see.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Beauty News: Fend Off Pimples With Céleteque DermoScience Acne Solutions


Pimples can plague even the freshest of faces. While these pimples and blemishes can cause unsightly redness and bumps, it can also affect your confidence. To stave off pimples and consequently boost confidence, Céleteque DERMOSCIENCE has come up with its ACNE SOLUTIONS line that specifically targets pimples. This is a line of highly specialized Dermatologist-created products that aim to clear up acne and control oily skin. With regular use, studies have shown a substantial improvement of 80% clearer skin in as early as one week.

What really happens to skin when we get pimples or acne?
Oil, sweat, and dead skin cells from the dermis go out to the epidermis or the surface of the skin through the hair follicle. However, for acne-prone skin, oil, sweat and dead skin cells easily get trapped inside hair follicles, forming a plug. It then forms a bump (called a comedone) on the surface of the skin. This plug creates an environment where bacteria can thrive and can infect the bumps thus making it inflamed. Once it swells, the follicle wall breaks into the dermis, signaling white blood cells to fight the infection. This results to redness, swelling, and formation of pustule, making the pimple or blemish rather unsightly.



Céleteque’s Acne Solutions
To address the concern of pimples and blemishes and attack it from the source, Céleteque offers a line of Dermo-grade acne solutions. Each product is fitted with pimple-fighting active ingredients infused into the different products in the line.

CLEANSE
An effective anti-pimple regimen begins with proper cleansing.
Céleteque DermoScience™ Acne Solutions Acne Cleansing Gel (PhP 270.00 for 50 ml or PhP 495.00 for 100 ml) is a thorough cleanser that has Hydroxy Acid (in the form of Salicylic Acid) that can penetrate hair follicles and exfoliate dead skin cells, thus removing blockage and decreasing comedones on the skin.

TONE
For an even deeper clean, Céleteque DermoScience™ Acne Solutions Oil Control Toner (PhP 75.00 for 65 ml or PhP 117.00 125 ml) has Aloe Vera and Chamomile Extracts that help soothe the skin while removing the last traces of stubborn dirt.

TREAT
A favorite in the Acne Solutions line is the Céleteque DermoScience™ Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel (PhP 169.00 for 5 ml). It’s spot solution that is infused with Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and Poly Hydroxy Acid (PHA) that aid in exfoliating dead skin cells and help in diminishing pimples and other acne imperfections. Aside from combating present pimples, it also contains Lilac Leaf Cell Culture Extract that helps reduce sebum production to prevent future acne breakouts.

MOISTURIZE
The Céleteque DermoScience™ Acne Solutions Acne Clearing Facial Moisturizer Gel (PhP 335.00 for 50 ml) has Salicylic Acid that breaks down blockage in pores and Acnacidol™ BG that helps reduce sebum secretion and inhibits the development of acne-causing bacteria. It is relevant to control excessive sebum production in order to prevent future breakouts. The great part about this moisturizing solution is its non-sticky gel formulation. As it also has French Spring Water for significant smoothening and moisturization of the skin.

The Céleteque DermoScience line is available in all leading drugstores, beauty stores, and supermarkets nationwide.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

I'm a Cuccio Girl and I Love It!


Okaaaaay, so I am sure all of you have seen my long nails one way or another these past few months. I have been getting compliments on my nails non stop since May, when I went to the Cuccio school here in the Philippines. I paid for my schooling and my tools, so this is not a sponsored post. I really just love Cuccio products because I really buy and use them.