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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ever Bilena New Matte Liquid Lipsticks Swatches and First Impressions

Yesterday, Ever Bilena unveiled their new products to us bloggers and to the press and media, of course. As such, I am excited to be showing swatches and sneak peeks of their newest product offerings! 

This is their Matte Liquid Lipstick. And by matte, this really does not budge. The moment you put it on, you will not be able to wipe it off easily unless you use baby oil. The formula is thin, wispy, and doesn't crack on the lips. I find it uncomfortable when a liquid lipstick feels so heavy and cement like that it feels a bit hot on me already. That's why I feel that this will be a big hit amongst liquid lipstick lovers once this comes out in the market. I have no idea about pricing yet, but as EB has always upheld all these years, it will surely be within reach for most beauty aficionados out there. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Beauty News: Gelish Dip Is Here!


Girls, listen. The world’s leading gel polish brand, Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish, just recently launched a new nail system in the country and it is guaranteed to be your new favorite salon service—Gelish Dip.

Gelish Dip is a revolutionary acrylic powder nail system that allows you to get gel-like nails without the need for a UV or LED lamp. The service is also a whole lot simpler compared to traditional gel manicure and takes only about 20-30 minutes to finish both hands.

“What we’ve done here is make things a whole lot simpler for everyone,” shares Vu Nguyen of Nail Harmony, the company that founded Gelish and sister brand, Morgan Taylor. “We know for a fact that things can get really hectic for women, especially those who juggle multiple things on a day to day basis. That’s why we looked—and continue to look—for ways to allow you to have beautiful-looking nails faster and easier. What we have here is a fool-proof system that allows nail technicians to deliver consistent quality service each time, every time.”

Gelish Dip promises 14 days of chip and peel-free nails. It comes in 120 colors, including cremes, glitters, shimmers, metallics and five French shades.

“Gelish Dip carries the same safety profile that Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish is known for. It’s safe for use even by pregnant women and won’t stain your nails. Removal is also quick and easy and won’t strip your nails of its natural protection,” adds Nguyen who has been working in the nail industry for about 15 years. This multi-award winning international nail care professional flew in all the way from the U.S. just to personally launch the service.

Gelish Dip is currently available at all Beauty & Butter Nail Lounge for only PhP450. Other nail salons are expected to start offering the service starting end of June. For more information about Gelish Dip and other Gelish® products, you may follow @gelishph on Instagram and Gelish Philippines on Facebook.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gelish Dip Event (June 15, 2017)




Finally! Gelish Dip is here! 

I know, I know, it doesn't sound interesting. But it only sounds uninteresting at first. 

To say it in a language that consumers would like to hear, this is a revolutionary treatment from Gelish that gives acrylic like nails within 5 minutes or less! I know you've all seen the crazy acrylic tutorials on YouTube and I know y'all are dreaming of having nails that are fiber-glass like in sheen and sparkle. But of course, you were either scared away by the high prices of acrylic extensions or the loooong hours needed to do most acrylic jobs. As such, Gelish developed a way to create nails as if it were sculpted like acrylic but in just as short as 30 minutes for the whooole session for the client. 30 minutes will already have included cleaning, massaging, and the actual application of Gelish Dip. And in humane pricing, too! 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation Review and Swatches


Now this is the review you've all been waiting for!!! 2017 has been a favorable year for the foundation landscape in the Philippines with the arrival of L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte and now Maybelline FitMe! Matte+Poreless foundation. I know, I know, all of our dreams are coming true one by one!!! 

This, to give a general landscape, is perhaps the most "balanced" foundation for the Philippines. I thought of many words to sum up this product, and I think that balanced is the best way to describe it. I'll of course elaborate further, but I think to give a "teaser", this is ideal for most people because while this may not get 100/100 from everyone, this will make it to at least 85/100 on most people's lists because it's the perfect balance of everything that people in the Philippines are looking for in a foundation. 

This is the exact same thing as what they have in the US, so if you've been slaving over buying this product online, your dreadful days are over! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Maybelline FitMe! Launch (June 7, 2017)


FINALLY!!! FIT ME IS HERE!!! 

And FitMe! is actually one thing I'm super happy about, because according to murmurs another one of my suuuper awaited Maybelline collections is coming later this year! 

That's why I'm so excited today to be talking about what went down in the launch! 

Friday, June 09, 2017

What I Got From Row 101 Summer Popup


Sooo the last time around, I gave y'all a teaser on what's gonna happen at Row 101 Summer Popup. Now that the bazaar is done, I thought I'd do a post to slowly recount all the stuff I received so that y'all have a good idea of what to expect the next time around that they do something like this. 

I also felt that I received a lot of very interesting items that people might actually be looking for or needing, so I thought I'd slowly talk about them today. 

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Beauty News: Maybelline Unveils 10 Filipina 'Makers'


Manila, 2017- Today’s young Filipinas are more empowered than ever. They express themselves stronger than ever – whether in beauty, in fashion, even in their thoughts. They know what they want and how to be in control, and sometimes, the only thing that they need is a dose of inspiration to push them forward to make their dreams happen – and Maybelline New York, the world’s no. 1 makeup brand, perfectly knows that.

Apart from believing in the transformative power of beauty and using the energy of New York to make dreams happen, Maybelline knows that being a venue to share the stories of young successful women is what every Filipina needs to carve out a name for themselves and make IT happen. That is why this year, Maybelline New York takes it a notch higher and brings forth its ‘make IT happen’ movement as it partners with 10 young Filipina ‘Makers’ by giving them a venue to share their inspirational stories.

“Maybelline has always believed in the power of beauty to make things happen. We want our message on empowerment and possibilities to be a part of every young Filipina’s narrative,” shared Cary Co, Marketing Director for Maybelline Philippines. “Our partnership with these 10 girls signals our commitments to bring forth what we truly mean by ‘Make IT Happen.’ We hope that by giving these girls a venue to share their stories, we are able to inspire other girls to make their own stories of success happen.”

Maybelline has partnered with these 10 young Filipina Makers to share their own make it happen stories:

  1. Photographer Sara Black on her “Make Imagination Happen” story
  2. Celebrity Stylist Kimi Yap on her “Make Confidence Happen” story
  3. Fashion Designer Rosenthal Tee on her “Make Fashion Happen” story
  4. Model Maureen Wroblewitz on her “Make Bold Happen” story
  5. Calligrapher Alexis Ventura on her “Make Creativity Happen” story
  6. Athlete Denisse Lazaro on her “Make Strength Happen” story
  7. Education Advocate Arizza Nocum on her “Make Change Happen” story
  8. Blogger Lissa Kahayon on her “Make Ambitious Happen” story
  9. Fitness Guru Ida Paras on her “Make Determination Happen” story
  10. Filmmaker Janina Manipol on her “Make Dedication Happen” story

“Being a fashion designer and blogger gives me an opportunity to express myself and share bits of my life to my readers. Being recognized and appreciated for what I do also drives me to succeed and to strive to be better in what I do. I’ve allowed myself to take risks, accept challenges, and dream big,” shared Lissa Kahayon.

Drawing inspiration from within, Sara Black professional photographer shares that she makes imagination happen, through visualizing the image in her mind and translating it into reality through a photograph. “What drives me is the need to stay current and putting my best work forward. Never be complacent,” shared Black.

As an artist and entrepreneur, Alexis Ventura transformed her hobby into a business, but not without the challenges that this brings. She shares that “though turning a hobby into a business is a blessing, finding the right opportunities to develop myself and my team was not easy. Working to reach big dreams with limited resources allows us to be even more creative with our solutions”.

These are only but a glimpse of the many Make It Happen stories that Maybelline is set to share to young Filipinas through its ‘Maker’ campaign. To know more about the Maybelline Maker campaign visit www.maybelline.com.ph and watch the latest Maybelline global anthem here: http://bit.ly/2szdmGS.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Beauty News: Maybelline FitMe! Is FINALLY Here!!!


Manila 2017 – You asked for it and now you can have it! Starting June 2017, Filipinas can now place their hands on the most asked-for foundation from Maybelline New York as FitMe! FINALLY arrives in the Philippines.

If you are always trying to find the perfect fit but end up settling for the closest shade to ‘match’ your skin tone, settle no more! Find the perfect one for you as Maybelline brings in here FitMe! Matte + Poreless line which offers a wide range of shades that goes beyond matching skin tone but also fits skin’s texture: your skin the way it is meant to be- fresh, breathing, and flawless.

 “Most of the time, Filipinas are offered only about four foundation shades to choose from, which makes it a real challenge to find their perfect shade. As Fit Me comes in 10 shades to choose from, Filipinas can finally easily find their FIT. What is even more exciting is that the Fit Me line that we’re bringing in here offers a MATTE + PORELESS finish, which is suitable for the Filipina skin.” says Bianca Sing, Jr. Product Manager for Maybelline.

Fit Me is available in 4 different formats - the FitMe! Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation, the FitMe! Foundation Stick, the FitMe! Pressed Powder, and the FitMe! Concealer. All of them are perfect for oily skin.





With all these four FitMe! formats targeting concerns from tone to texture, while leaving you with a natural finish, there’s no need to settle anymore. Find the perfect fit for you only with FitMe! by Maybelline New York. Indeed, you can tell the world, “Don’t judge me. Don’t hide me. Don’t change me. FIT ME!”

Products are available in Maybelline counters nationwide and online over at Lazada:(http://ho.lazada.com.ph/SHQCaa). For more information about Maybelline, please visit www.facebook.com/MaybellinePhilippines.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Plana Forma Il Terrazzo Inauguration (June 1, 2017)

Finally!!! I didn't know much about Plana Forma before attending this event, but during this event, I understood well why this is a perfect addition to QC. The other Plana Forma branch is in Makati, so I'm glad that this one is finally here. Plana Forma is based on Physique 57, a company in the US that does barre exercises. 

Here in Plana Forma, they have Zumba, Yoga, and Piloxing classes as feature classes. And their flagship Forma classes have plenty of variations. Memberships and payments here are class based, and as you can see here on this photo, they have mats, weights, balls, and a bar as implements for the classes. No gym machines here.

I understand that some people want everything out of a fitness membership and would be sad that there are no gym equipment. But they have a different business model to suit different needs. I think I'm the target market because I'm the kind of person who cannot exercise alone. I easily get bored or lonely when not in a class because part of what keeps me motivated is when I can absorb the energy of my teachers and co-participants. I became a Zumba instructor 5 years ago (yeah crazy trivia right) because of this same sentiment. And I don't really see myself enjoying if I'm using a machine and just listening to music to block out everything that's going on. And I'm also clueless. I cannot magically research then implement a fitness plan for myself like what some people can do. I always need instructions. 

Add to that that I don't have time. I need to be able to get a reasonable amount of cardio and toning for a reasonable amount of time because my schedule is crazy hectic. I am already busy with and aside from that, I handle a lot of house matters and schooling matters. If I barely have any time to eat properly or go out to enjoy myself in malls, what more exercise? 

So if you have found yourself agreeing or being able to relate to everything I just narrated, then this place is for you.  

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Life News: Plana Forma Now In QC!


Have you noticed that in spite of the vast array of modern time-saving technologies we all have less and less free time?

Many people find themselves constantly torn between the pressures of work and personal life. It can often feel as though there aren't enough hours in the day or days in the week. We rush around trying to fit more and more activities into less and less time, forcing our fitness routine to the back seat.

Contrary to popular belief that workout takes a huge time out of your day, it notably takes 55 minutes to feel that intense heat in the muscles, strengthening every core of your being. This is the Plana FORMA experience – every workout feels like winning a battle.

Plana FORMA is a total-body workout that uses an exciting technique inspired by New York workouts, combining yoga, dance, pilates and barre. It involves target-specific exercises that work on the abdominals, thigh, hips and seat muscles while strengthening the back muscles and working the hamstrings.

A session usually starts with warm-up exercises using two sets of weights that work the upper body and the arms, a full body prep through push ups and a bit of core stability work and then moves on to barre exercises which works the thighs, calves, hips, abs and seat muscles. The class is finished-off with a cool down through dynamic stretching.

Unlike other workouts, you don’t take breaks in Plana FORMA; you move on to the next set of exercises quickly targeting all muscle groups in under an hour.

 “Our clients are go-getters, their time is precious and the best hour of their day usually starts or ends with us at the barre, so we want to make sure that we give you the very best in terms of workouts. Each 55- minute class is so rewarding, you’ll keep coming back for more!” said Plana FORMA head instructor Celine Encarnacion, who trained under the experts of Physique 57 in New York City.

Even individuals who avoid the gym or any kind of physical activity will find that they can actually go through one whole session without stopping to catch breathe.

"Our classes are designed to tone, lengthen and lean out the muscles because we focus on one muscle group at a time through small ranges of movement to the point of exhaustion and then we stretch it right after. There is no bulking up," said Encarnacion.

Empowering Community 
An intimate mix of people enjoy the 55-minute class together at the Plana FORMA studio at Il Terrazzo, Quezon City. Lady Bosses usually go in the mornings while their kids are in school. Corporate clients arrive in the evening after work and younger guests enjoy the work out in the weekends.

“What urges people to keep coming back is the supportive community that we work hard to create. We have clients who consider the studio their happy place because they come and leave feeling happier knowing they are getting stronger,” said Plana FORMA QC Branch President Monique Daez, who is also a mother of nine and has kept in shape with Plana FORMA.

Plana FORMA aims to be the super women’s partner in their journey to self-improvement while they continue to juggle their daily line up of responsibilities. After all, staying active and healthy makes it easier to feel good in the world.

“We want to show and inspire women that it is possible to embrace an active yet balanced lifestyle. It only takes a few minutes in their day to build a stronger and graceful version of themselves,” said Daez.

Plana Forma, in partnership with MFT Group of Companies Inc., is located at 3F Il Terrazzo Tomas Morato corner Scout Madriñan, Quezon City. For inquiries, you may call 0956-582-6858.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Shiseido International Beauty Fair (May 19, 2017)

A few weeks back, Sample Room invited us (us as in the Beauty Insiders) to attend Shiseido's International Beauty Fair. 

This is the first time mom has come with me to an event! Since this was a consumer event and since she had errands in Megamall, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to show her how events work. At the same time, this is a special Beauty Fair for mothers so it was in alignment with the event's objectives for her to be there. Normally, when we get invited to events, it means only the blogger is invited not unless it is clearly specified that the blogger can tag someone along. So this is why this is mom's first time to come with me. 

And while there's that, mama's also super busy about so many things all the time. The Shiseido campaign of paying homage to mothers with beauty products that can do everything (just like mothers) is apt, especially to her, and especially to most modern women in this epoch. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Saladbox X VMV Hypoallergenics


For those who are looking for subscriptions other than the usual, there's Saladbox. They sent in one of their VMV boxes for me to do an unboxing on. So let's see!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Beauty News: Keep Your Brow Game Strong with Maybelline New York

Manila 2017-Sometimes, your brows can speak louder than words. Always make a statement with perfectly shaped brows!From light brows to sparse brows, Maybelline New York, the world’s no. 1 makeup brand, offers eye brow products that are on point in addressing your brow concerns through the Fashion Brow Collection.

Each product from the Maybelline Brow Studio collection is specially formed to help you fill in your brows whether they be thin, unruly, thick, shapeless, or sparse. Get the brow look you want in 3 easy steps or less with the wide variety that Maybelline is bringing you which includes: Fashion Brow Duo Shaper, Fashion Brow 3D Cream Pen, Brow Precise Fiber Filler, Fashion Brow Palette, and Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Life News: SM Cubao 3 Day Sale


Plus, SM Beauty items are discounted up to 50% off on all 3 days. Customers will also get additional 10% off on top of the discounted items on our SMAC Morning Specials on Saturday, June 4 from 9am-12 nn!!! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trying Out Towmond Korea's 3 Step Program (Holy Grail)



I have beeen changed forever!!! By Towmond!!!!

Am I the only person who is already so overwhelmed by the Korean 10 step routines? And it seems like brands are churning more and more products and the 10 step routines are quickly turning into 20 step routines. People think I do something like that because I'm a blogger, but in reality, my routine has never even reached 10 steps as far as I can remember. I use makeup remover, facial wash, astringent, conditioner, essence, emulsion, and cream when I'm doing the maximum, and those are just 7 steps! Usually I don't have makeup on so I don't need to use makeup remover. And sometimes I skip to cream after skin conditioner when I feel lazy or when it's just waay too hot I don't see the point in doing essence and emulsion. 

This is why I was so excited when I started using my Towmond skincare set that was sent by Charis. Towmond believes in making fresh skincare monthly for the welfare of the customers. But more importantly, it simplifies and summarizes skincare so that it's understandable to most consumers and actually feasible to be habit forming. The problem I see with these brands churning out skincare ranges with more and more steps is that they are making it harder and harder for consumers to follow. As it is, most girls find it very hard to commit themselves to using cream every night. And I know of plenty of people who sleep with makeup on and forget to use anything most of the time. So more and more steps just means the likelihood of the person forgetting to use the skincare or not having the motivation/energy to use the products is higher and higher. 

This is just 3 steps-- toner spray, emulsion, and face and eye cream. And it simplified my life so much because after each bath I'd just go to the box. I didn't need to think about what emulsion I'd use for the day, or if I had done all the steps (as my creams are stored in a different place as my other skincare products). I literally just had to open the box, use the products, and not think about anything else anymore. 

The decluttering it did was life changing. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beauty News: Shiseido Shares SS 2017 Catalogue

In celebration of International Mother's Month, Shiseido has plenty of ongoing promotions! They are also very excited to be sharing their new products to us all. I thought I'd share the catalogue here. I am eyeing the Kiko Mizuhara collaboration OMGGG 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Get Belo Baby Favorites At Sample Room!

Belo Baby favorites are back in Sample Room, and y'all can be among the first to try their new talc- free powder! So exciting! 

I am soooo in love with Belo Baby's colognes because they are just soooooo long lasting. I got the yellow one from sample room waaaay back, and I didn't think much of it when I tried it. I was so surprised that after a grueling 8 hour school day with no air conditioning and plenty of walking under the sun, I still smelled so strongly of a baby at the end of the day. I also was shocked that after I spilled some accidentally on my table, my table still smelled like it after a week! A WEEEK!!! THIS COLOGNE IS METAL AND STUFF YOU KNOWWW

This led me to buy the pink one called Sweet Snuggle and the blue one called Cool Drizzle myself from Watsons. If you're already ready to buy after trying, they're on Lazada, too. I have brought these colognes with me on many trips abroad as I don't have to keep on reapplying. Or for that matter, I only have to apply it once to smell baby fresh for 10 hours or longer. 

And now I am so excited that they have Belo Baby Talc Free Powder which provides all natural protection from diaper rashes. It's made from rice and corn and 100% gentle on baby's skin. I am excited about receiving my sample because I am eyeing this to be a good face powder as the product is dispensed in a jar... Yes, I personally love to top my usual 2-way cake powders with baby powder on the T-Zone to prevent oiliness throughout the day. 


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Orogold's Mother's Day Gifts For Mama

Orogold succeeded in its plan! Mom felt suuuuper special on Mother's Day because of all the lovely gifts Orogold sent. Mom felt even more special because the felt that the items that were sent reflect her tastes well, given that Orogold itself has a very wide product range. 

So yes, to those who are wondering, Orogold creates skincare products that have real gold infused in them. The products come with certificates certifying that there is indeed Italian gold infused into the product. I have received their Day Cream and their Peeling Gel from last year and I love both products because they give luxuriously velvety skin. This new lot of items should be interesting. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Canon #EOSM10Adventure Workshop (May 13, 2017)


Indeed, the mirrorless revolution is slowly gaining traction. In recent years, camera phones has led everyone to experiment and then subsequently realize that the perfect selfie can only be achieved with a high performing camera. But then the usual DSLR is so heavy. To save everyone from stiff necks, Canon has been constantly expanding and reinforcing the presence of its mirrorless range. They had workshops not too long ago!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Get Your Belo Summer Favorites At Sample Room

Summer may be almost over but sun protection is something we all need all year round. Especially for someone like me as we have a family history of bad sun spots... That's why I'm thankful to Sample Room for sending over all these Belo sun protection goodies! And the Kojic Acid ones, too. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

What's in Maybelline's New Brow Box?


Because #KilayIsLife, Maybelline wants to extend our lifespans hahahaha. This Q2 is all about stellar new brow releases from Maybelline. Maybelline is the mother of mascara, but it doesn't mean they specialize in mascara alone! 

They sent over a lovely box showcasing the best Maybelline has to offer. And because I get asked plenty of times, I'm sorry but no this cannot be bought in stores in this box. This is a press kit, not a gift box. BUT BUT BUT don't be sad! Each item can be individually purchased in Maybelline counters and in their online retail partners. *wink wink* 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Abelrouge Aqua Miracle Cream Review (Holy Grail Product)


Okaaay so I know y'all got hanging the other day, wondering about Abelrouge's other cream. So today's the day I do the review as well! This is Abelrouge's Aqua Miracle Cream. This is perhaps the most unique cream formula I have ever tried. My skin feels like it's drinking gallons of water, but it never feels heavy at any point. This is among my favorite skincare products since receiving this sample from Charis last August. I've had a good few months to see how this product works, and I can say that this is heaven sent! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Abelrouge Miracle Sleeping Pack 2 Review


Gahhh I am sorrryyyy!!! This is the first item I ever received from Charis and it's only now I'm getting to talk about it! Now I am finally here with my sort of review and thoughts for Abelrouge's Miracle Sleeping Pack 2. Abelrouge is all about skincare that can survive the harsh and dry Korean winter, and so I thought that the main thing for me was to see whether this could be adaptable to the hot and humid Philippine weather. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Date At Nono's (May 10, 2017)

Mama and I were treated to home style cooking last Wednesday thanks to the folks at Nono's and ARC! My mom was very amused because in all my years in blogging, this is the first ever Mother's Day treat she has gotten from my blogging. I mean like she does have a healthy supply of makeup and skincare all year round, but nothing beats a scrumptious meal and a break from the usual grind. 

You see, despite what my mother's "detractors" have wanted to say all these years, my mother is a hardworking homemaker and landlord who wakes up at 3AM. She's busy with cooking, cleaning the house, managing the renovations and home matters. I really have no idea how people can allege that she's faking her hardworking mom status when she really is a hardworking mom. I got my work ethic from her and will never be this hardworking had I not seen the concrete example she has set. Perhaps she just manages to look so presentable and pretty despite her busy schedule and people just can't take it? Don't her hmp that's all I can say. 

Okaaay going back, for the first time in history, the place is near! This is at Phase 1 of UP Town Center, near Merkado supermarket. This restaurant is big so it'll be hard to miss. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

AirOptix Green Contact Lenses Review


This year, I was finally able to join the bandwagon and see what makes AirOptix so great! AirOptix is the higher end offering from Alcon, the makers of Freshlook. There is a whoooole plethora of scientific comparisons between the two if you Google. But what makes AirOptix even better than Freshlook is that it has a higher level of oxygen permeation (i.e. is more breathable), and that it has this sort of smooth lens technology that makes it repel contaminants and irritants that may cling to it throughout the duration of use. The end result is lenses that you may end up forgetting that they're there! I love Freshlook in general, but with these lenses, it's an even higher level of comfort. 

I got the color Green, which is a subtle shade in the AirOptix family. Please take the photos in this review with the mindset that I took these swatches and try on shots with studio lighting configuration. In real life, when I am looking at the mirror while wearing this, the color is not as apparent. Selfies in areas that aren't well lit will not show this color prominently. This is meant to be a subtle enhancement for those who want to look a little extra without going overboard. 

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Freshlook Turquoise Contact Lenses Review


Sorry, it's just now I got down to this! I have already used this pair of lenses last August, but a busy schedule just got in the way of me sitting down and giving this a review here. So here I go! 

Turquoise is one of those Freshlook shades that are meant to be vivid. I initially didn't like this one so much because there is this artificial feel to this shade in particular. Until I was able to use it long enough to see that it's sooo pretty in photos. Especially when you have brown hair and dark brown brows, this just makes your whole look pop. I am looking forward to similar shades being brought in by Freshlook (I think they have other vivid aqua green shades) because of this!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

How To Do Summer with Kim Jones (May 3, 2017)

For those who are not hermits like me, summer is the best time to see and be seen. There was just LaBoracay, and definitely, a lot of people are geared up to go to sandy gems of the Philippines. There's La Union, Palawan, Cebu, and probably there is a beach every province can boast about! 

Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors, but of course, that means hair damage. This is why Kim Jones came over to talk about her experiences, tips, and to unveil something she's been working on! 

This, for me, is such a unique experience. You see, I was a Cream Silk marketing intern 2 years ago. In a parallel universe, I was probably the girl rushing to get all the goods to the block on time, filing clearances nonstop to get the giveaways to the event on time (Unilever has a very sophisticated product releasing system so it's not as easy as going to the warehouse and carrying the tubes of Cream Silk to the event), and I'm thinking that if I were assigned to this event, I would prolly be assigned to making sure that there'd be arrangements for food and beverage. Ever since I interned in Uni, I learned to treasure all the items I get from Unilever events, be it for the press or for consumers. Because behind every free sample is a team of people who work nonstop to make sure the samples are packed, shipped, and distributed to the consumer.  Interns mostly handle things like this, so I know that behind every sample in every event is an intern who called and lobbied to all relevant parties nonstop for perhaps a week or so. Wahaha. Despite the extremely hectic schedule I had as an intern, I have made many good friends and I treasure many experiences from my internship. I learned a lot and look back fondly at those times. 

Friday, May 05, 2017

Beauty News: Cream Silk's #SummerHairExpert



There’s no denying how much Filipinas love summer. It’s that time of the year when we get to satisfy our desires to go on unforgettable adventures and explore countless sights and sounds both here and abroad. Whether it be unwinding in the beautiful beaches of Palawan or hiking to see the breathtaking sand dunes of Illocos, one can never run out of destinations and activities to experience during this season.

Little do we know, however, that along with that much-needed dose of sun, sand, and sea comes the damaging effects of prolonged sun and heat exposure to our crowning glory. Sun-kissed hair can turn into sun-damaged hair in an instant, especially if unprotected. The most common signs of this problem include dry and brittle strands, dryness, and frizziness.

This is what Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue aims to address with #SummerHairExpert. As the summer hair expert, Cream Silk understands how much we all love the season and how important it is to protect our locks at any cost. Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is a daily treatment conditioner inspired by the power of three expert treatments, namely: hair spa for damage repair, hot oil for softness, and keratin for smoothness and shine. This formulation is specifically designed to rescue even severely damaged hair in just one wash by combining the intense nourishment of both a regular conditioner and hair treatment in one product.

Tested and trusted by celebrated experts in the beauty space, Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is one beauty essential every Modern Filipina should never travel without.

“With all my travels here and abroad, I find that Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is a must-have! Being always on the go, I like how it’s an easy fix for making sure my hair is protected under the sun”, said digital creative, beauty icon and world traveler Kim Jones.

Hairstylist to the stars Suyen Salazar adds, “The summer heat can really take a toll on our hair. That's why I always advise my clients to invest in easy-to-use products that go that extra mile in keeping our hair healthy like Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue.”

Friday, May 05, 2017

Beauty News: Everything You NEED To Know About Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue



What is Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue and how is it different from the regular (rinse off) Cream Silk conditioner?
Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is a daily treatment conditioner inspired by the power of three (3) expert treatments - (1) hair spa for damage repair, (2) hot oil for softness, and (3) keratin for smoothness and shine. This formulation is specifically designed to rescue even severely damaged hair in just 1 wash by combining the intense nourishment of both a regular conditioner and hair treatment in one product. Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue comes in a silver tube with four (4) different variants.

What is Cream Silk #SummerHairExpert all about? What is it trying to convey? 
Cream Silk #SummerHairExpert is all about getting the most out of summer without having to worry about the 3 most common signs of sun-damaged hair (dryness, dullness, frizz). Cream Silk, being the #1 Hair Brand in the Philippines, uses its expertise and understanding of Filipina hair to help rescue hair from severe sun-damage with the power of its three expert treatments.
Summer is the perfect intersection of beauty, travel and fashion.

Who is the Cream Silk woman? 
The Cream Silk Platinum woman knows what she wants and works to make it happen - no compromises. She is modern and trendy, and her busy lifestyle doesn't keep her from being in the know. She is self-confident and values her beauty. Just as she is willing to invest in her own interests, she is willing to invest in and seek out beauty treatments and products to make sure that her lifestyle never ever ever EVER come at the cost of her own beauty.

For her, summer is the season to see and be seen. Months have gone into choosing the right sunny destination, the best picture perfect scenery, and of course every single summer OOTD. But all that fun under the sun, means sun damage for her hair. She needs a product that can give her expert care, wherever she is, whenever she needs it.


Tell us about Kim Jones and how she was chosen to represent Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue. 
Kim Jones is the epitome of a Cream Silk Platinum woman, being the influencer, and digital trailblazer that she is, and given the kind of lifestyle she lives. She is an authority in the areas of beauty, travel, and fashion. Kim is the penultimate summer girl, who knows how to enjoy spending time under the sun without letting sun damaged hair get in the way.


What are the different variants?
Orange - Dry Rescue
Blue-Damage Control
Pink -Standout Straight
Green - Hair Fall Defense
Available in 10ml sachets (P 7.50), 180ml (P140), and 350ml (P259) tubes in leading drugstores, department stores and supermarkets nationwide.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Beauty News: L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation is FINALLY Here!!!



Manila, 2017 – Tired of makeup that fail and melt down on oily skin? The search is over for the perfect foundation that can keep Filipinas matte and oil-free all day! The most-awaited, most sought-after, and most-requested product from L'Oréal Paris is finally in the Philippines – INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE 24HR FOUNDATION.

The globally renowned INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE 24HR FOUNDATION is the #NEVERFAIL foundation especially suited for oily skin. Infallible Pro-Matte delivers 24 hours of long-wear and it resists oil, sweat, and caking – making it the perfect foundation for our hot and humid weather. Its air-light texture and matte powder finish ensures a flawless yet comfortable wear from day till night.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Life News: Ballet Manila Celebrates International Dance Day 2017


Injury. Frustratingly high standards. Hundreds of training hours spent away from family. These are just a few of the challenges that riddle a dancer’s path, and are more than enough to make the average artist fold. But for those who persevere, there lies a reward that makes the journey worth more than any worldly acclaim.

For International Dance Day 2017, Ballet Manila’s Lisa Macuja-Elizalde gathered a handful of such artists—legends in their respective disciplines—to shed a sliver of light on their struggles, their triumphs, and more importantly, the reasons why they keep on pushing forward.

The collaboration video features “Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano and his son Gab Valenciano, The Maneuvers’ Jason and Joshua Zamora, pole dance advocate Ciara Sotto, and celebrity choreographer Nesh Janiola. Together, these Filipino proponents of dance have come together to celebrate the art of movement—where bodies are brushes painting meaning across a canvas called the stage.


This initiative is spearheaded by Ballet Manila, which has been an active proponent of the International Dance Day over the past couple of years. It is the country’s premiere classical dance company and also runs The Lisa Macuja School of Ballet Manila where the next generation of Filipina ballerinas are trained. As the country’s only Prima Ballerina, Lisa has overcome her fair share of challenges spread across a long, storied career. She became the first Asian to earn the highest honors at the Russian Ballet Academy, where she trained in the Vaganova style of Ballet—considered by many to be the toughest form of ballet.