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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Maybelline Color Show Lipsticks Review and Swatches

Maybelline Color Show Lipsticks Review and Swatches

Another Maybelline review! I don't have all the shades for this collection, but as this is found in a lot of groceries and stores, I know lotsa people might be curious. So I thought I'd share my thoughts on the shades I owned.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Silkygirl Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm Review and Swatches


Silkygirl Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm Review and Swatches
I'm sooo happy to be back with yet another Silkygirl review!!! They are really good with lip balms, and basically coming up with products that are cute but practical to use for low maintenance girls. This is not their first lipcolor balm release, as they already have their Moisture Boost lipcolor balm collection. What's different is that this time, the focus is to have a matte lipcolor balm.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Silkygirl Matte Junkie Lip Cream Review and Swatches

Silkygirl Matte Junkie Lip Cream Review and Swatches

Hooray for another Silkygirl review! The last time I wrote a review for a Silkygirl prodcuct line was quite a long time ago, so I'm happy to be back with yet another review. Today's review is about their Matte Junkie Lip Creams. 



Friday, September 21, 2018

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds (All Shades) Review and Swatches

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds (All Shades) Review and Swatches

If you guys will notice, I usually don't reach out for reds, because often, I feel that red shades look too intense on me. I often get told that since I'm so pale, I'd look good in anything anyways, but even since before, reds have been difficult territory for me. This is why I'm glad that L'Oréal has an existing collection that just focuses on reds, to make sure that everyone can find a flattering red.

Their Collection Star Color Riche reds is more than just different reds, as each shade is attached to a household name. This collection features reds made for Li Bing Bing, Fan Bing Bing, Gong Li, Sonam Kapoor, Araya Hargate, Blake Lively, Freida Pinto, and Aishwarya Rai. They created reds for these stars of different ethnicities and nationalities, so it's quite certain that people of all skin tones would be able to find "the one" in this collection. 


Thursday, September 20, 2018

(Old) Everyday Love+ Nude Lips (#3) Liquid Lipstick Review and Swatches

Everyday Love+ Nude Lips (#3) Liquid Lipstick Review and Swatches

In yet another episode of drafts that got stuck for too long, today's "review" is Everyday Love+'s old edition liquid lipstick. I know they no longer use this packaging, and this shade #3 seems to be shade #2 in their new collection no. But I'm still guessing that the formula is still the same nice formula this old version one has, so I thought about pushing through with this review.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner Review and Swatches

Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner Review and Swatches

I know I haven't done a Maybelline review in ages, so I knew I just had to get this done already! Maybelline has been popular on social media with all the adventures people have had with their eyeliners. I've heard of breakups, labor, and the like, and Maybelline eyeliners never budge. 

Maybelline is famous for their HyperSharp series, but for those who are not into brush type eyeliners and prefer foam sword tip eyeliners (I think I made that term up hahaha), this is for you. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Heroine Make Eyelash Curler Review

Heroine Make Eyelash Curler Review

It's about time! Weeeell, I don't think there's a streamlined way to review eyelash curlers, but I thought I'd share my thoughts and experiences on using Heroine Make's eyelash curler. Their eyelash curler is also extremely popular in Japan, sharing the pie with KOJI, CanMake, Shiseido, and Shu Uemura. I thought I'd review this because this is not the top-of-mind HG eyelash curler, even though it's actually quite good. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Céleteque Moisturizing Lip and Cheek Duo Review and Swatches

Céleteque Moisturizing Lip and Cheek Duo Review and Swatches

Welcome to yet another Céleteque review! In general, Céleteque has been quite smart in its makeup strategy, by releasing unique items and textures that usually will not be done by more 'mainstream' brands. These lip and cheek duos aren't like the mainstream lip tints taking the market by storm, but instead, these have a mousse-like texture and a more subdued effect.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

CanMake Eye Nuance (C429-24) Eyeshadow Trio Review and Swatches


CanMake Eye Nuance (C429-24) Eyeshadow Trio Review and Swatches 

In yet another episode of backlogs that got stuck for an eternity, today's review is all about CanMake Eye Nuance! CanMake has been popular for ages as the go-to brand for practical, multipurpose products. The products are practical coz they usually combine several shades of blush or eyeshadow in one reaaally small palette or quad, making the items very portable and easy to fit into pouches. Japanese girls usually have small and cute makeup pouches, so really bulky items aren't really gonna sell well...


Saturday, September 15, 2018

3 Concept Eyes Mood Recipe Lip Color Mini Kit Review and Swatches

3 Concept Eyes Mood Recipe Lip Color Mini Kit Review and Swatches

YAAAAAAAAS!!! 3CE is now available on Charis!!! It keeps getting better as everytime I check the app, more and more 3CE items start to pop up! Charis now stocks a lot of items ready for local shipping (XPost shipping at friendly rates!), so we'll all have an easier time with more and more items reaaal soon!!! Even for other items, they use a direct courier from Korea so the items make it directly to your doorstep.

I'm really excited to review 3CE's Mood Recipe Lip Color Mini Kit as the colors are just soooo pretty. I've been crushing on the shades for the longest time!!! While there are plenty of nude shades available here in malls, most are leaning on mauves and dusty rose browns. It's unique to be seeing a set like this filled with autumn inspired ochre and sienna shades. Without further ado here we go!


Sunday, September 09, 2018

Kojie San Sunscreen Haul


I've said it many times before, and I'll say it again. THE SUN IS OUT THERE 24/7!!! 

Sunscreen ads usually feature families frolicking on the beach, or near the pool, and it's easy to get blindsided and forget that the sun is out there ALLLLL the time. Sunscreen application should be daily, and in fact, if you work long days, you may need to reapply within the day to stay protected. To add, sunscreen essentially makes your skincare work the way they should Even if you slather on so much skincare, the progress you make will just be pushed back by sun damage. So by using sunscreen, you actually end up getting more of your money's worth on what you spend on skincare. 

The Kojie San brand team seems to be psychic that their team thought of sending a kit a little while back, even when summertime was over! In this post I'll be showing the items I got!

Saturday, September 08, 2018

New Items from Ever Bilena!

Ever Bilena New Items

We were all having a quiet Saturday, when Ever Bilena decided to drop the hottest palettes for Q32018!!! Their tweet from awhile ago says it all!!! I'm living for all the copper themed palettes, and the new face palette. OMG OMG OMG kyaaaaaaaa


Saturday, September 08, 2018

New Stuff from N.Cat


Much love to my BFF Den, who is the Marketing Head for N.Cat right now!!! I'm sooo busy right now with work and blogging that I usually can't catch up with everything my friends are doing, but I'm so proud of my BFF Den for revitalizing the brand's image in just a few weeks time. I dunno if it's just because I'm usually monitoring what my friends do, but I feel that people are paying more attention to N.Cat now, all thanks to my BFF (and her team)'s hard work. 

Den and her team sent over a lovely box of cute N.Cat accessories, so in a rare occurrence in the blog, I thought I'd model them! ~Model~ sounds so legit, because more often than not, it's color makeup I am working on, and I'm swatching them, not modelling them hehehe... 

Saturday, September 08, 2018

pH Care Has #GotYouGirl


One of the fondest memories I have in college was when I took an exam for our finance class. It was a stressful finals week, and I basically was on study mode 24/7 and had no time for pretty much anything else. When I turned in the paper, I let out a sighed "Ayayay, I don't have pH Care anymore." I was talking to the wind when I said that, but the moment I blurted that out, a whole group of girls chimed in in unison that they, too, had no pH Care anymore. 

And then what followed was a mini pH care convention in the middle of the classroom. Most of us favored Cool Wind the most, but the consensus was that, it can be any variant, so long as it's pH Care.

I have personally been a pH Care user for almost 10 years (?) (sorry I lost count I've just been loyal to pH Care for so long), that life really is incomplete without it. When they offered to send a kit over, it was definitely much welcomed, as pH Care is something I could preach about on and on and on.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Céleteque Ultra Nourishing Lip Lacquer (All Shades) Review and Swatches

Céleteque Ultra Nourishing Lip Lacquer (All Shades) Review and Swatches

This is yet another overdue review!!! When I got a whooole lot of Céleteque items last year, I wasted no time blogging about the eyeshadows and eyebrow stuff (if I remember correctly). In my mind, I had finished off doing all the reviews for all the makeup from Céleteque last year. I actually forgot this was actually still a draft! My hair was still blonde when I shot the headshots!!!!

But yes, without further ado, let's get started! 

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Catch Me on Lazada for Maybelline NYFW! + MNY Hot Deals


I'll be seeing you all again!! Martha and I will be doing a Lazada Live tomorrow to share all the deets on the best 9.9 Maybelline deals at Lazada, as well as all the must haves for NYFW. I'm so excited to be sharing all the products with you guys! To add, we'll be doing lotsa giveaways for viewers who'll be active in sharing and commenting our live tomorrow. Lotsa exciting stuff coming your way so don't miss it! 

Also, keep your eyes glued as there will be hourly sales and surprise deals coming your way! Get Maybelline bestsellers for the lowest-ever price of P99! And that's not all!!! On September 9, 2018, from 12:00am-2:00am, stay tuned for the Maybelline mega flash sale selected Maybelline products will be at 50% off.


To celebrate New York Fashion Week, Maybelline is giving up to 35% off on its exclusive NYFW bundles, so you can cop the hottest makeup looks straight from the runways. These looks they have for NYFW are so gorgeous that I honestly can't wait to see the bundles they have in store!






ICYMI! Last September 1, Maybelline launched the new Color Sensational Shine Compulsion here in the Philippines. Shine Compulsion is limited edition, comes in four wearable shades, and is only Php349 (exclusive at Lazada)! AFAIK it's their new melting balm release, which is meant to melt on the lips to give an irresistibly hydrated and pigmented finish.



For those looking to hoard on the big day, Maybelline’s also giving out limited voucher codes MAYB100 to get P100 OFF every P799 purchase and MAYB200 to get P200 OFF every P1299 purchase on September 9 only!

DON'T MISS IT! BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!!

Thursday, September 06, 2018

New Items from Silkygirl!

New Items from Silkygirl

It's always sooo exciting whenever Silkygirl has new items! The Southeast Asian beauty behemoth always knows how to impress, as the formulations of all their products are always geared towards extreme tropical conditions. Plus, their shade selections are always on point when it comes to Southeast Asian consumer preferences.

Silkygirl has been in the Philippines for more than two years now, if I remember correctly. It's just that they didn't have a grand launch here; they just silently crept onto store shelves. I know their products are a bit hard to locate, so thankfully, they now have a store location list on their website so it's easier to find a location near you!

Okay let's get this haul started.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Gluta-C New Intense Whitening Items Now At Sample Room!

Gluta-C New Intense Whitening Items

More stuff to try! Gluta-C's new items from their Intense Whitening range are now on Sample Room!

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Pond's Flawless Radiance Derma+ Now At Sample Room!


Pond's Flawless Radiance Derma+ Range

Pond's just keeps on evolving, eh? For brands that have been around since our great grandmothers' time, Pond's is actually quite innovative and adaptive to the modern times. Most competitors usually just have heritage to hold onto to market to consumers today. 

Pond's Derma+ collection is now here! Pond's Flawless Radiance Derma+ collection is powered by their proprietary DermPerfect technology, which combines the effect of lasers (for clarity), glutathione (for brightness), and IPL (for poreless skin) in one formula. They now have most of their products powered with DermPerfect technology.

The best part? They're all available at Sample Room now! 

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Snag Maybelline Deals at Shopee!

Well, well! Tuloy ang ligaya! 

This is yet another celebratory post as Shopee's 9.9 deals are craaaay! But, before everyone else digs in on 9.9, have first dibs on Maybelline deals with this coupon code! Until September 8, 2018, customers who use MARIMNY100 can get Php100 off for every Php799 purchase. 

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Snag Garnier Deals at Shopee!!!

Sharing some good news, y'all!!! If you've been in need of Garnier products, now's the right time to replenish your supplies from Shopee. Until September 8, 2018, customers who use coupon code MARIGSN100 will get Php100 off every Php599 Garnier purchase on Shopee! 

It was so sweet of Garnier Philippines to have created this deal. Thank you! 

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

My Recent Althea Korea Haul! #AltheaAngels



Weeee!!! Whenever that pink box makes its way to anyone's doorstep, delight automatically ensues. It's yet another Althea haul! 

 I thought I’d update y’all on a whole new Althea haul I just did! ICYMI, I recently became an Althea Angel. They had a welcome haul for each Angel, and these are the items that I got. I got two items from Althea from awhile back, so I'm adding them here on this post. 

Without further ado let’s get started!

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash Review

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash Review

Yet another of mom's favorites! Aveeno's Skin relief range has been a staple in mom's bathroom for many years now. Mom once got splashed with scalding water on her arm. She quickly washed the area in cold water, and then immediately proceeded to apply Aveeno Skin Relief loion to soothe the area. Miraculously, the affected area was not red nor sore for long, and was not affected for as long as she feared it would.

As for me, this is my go-to whenever I have a bad rash from over dryness, extreme dust exposure, or due to the summer heat. 

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash Review

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash Review   

Definitely mom's favorite! Mom always looks forward to whenever I get Aveeno. Mom is allergic to like everything right now, but thankfully, she's not allergic to oatmeal.

Personally, I love Aveeno because I like the oatmeal smell going on, and the fact that the texture is lovely. As someone who washes dishes frequently, I love how this is one of the few moisturizer brands that does not wear off from the skin in one wash. Sometimes, I get so annoyed when the moisture of a lotion wears off in one wash.  

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Tony Moly Tony Lab AC Control Emulsion Review

Tony Moly Tony Lab AC Control Emulsion Review 

I guess it's safe to call this product the "wind beneath my wings", as this has always been part of my skincare routine for more than 2 years already! I'm already on my second bottle of Tony Moly's Tony Lab AC Control Emulsion. Though I don't use it every single day that two bottles have not yet been used up in all this time, it's been a steadfast fixture in my skincare rack. I generally use this everyday for stability against acne. On days when I do have acne, I'll use only this emulsion after facial wash as a means of moisturizing and nourishing skin without stressing it further. 

So let's get down to this review!

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Overnight Brightening Cream Review


Neutrogena Fine Fairness Overnight Brightening Cream Review

Today's review is also another post that got stuck in the drafts list for way too long. But by all means, please don't ever think that it's because this product is not good! Neutrogena Fine Fairness cream is something I love sooo much, and would definitely repurchase again and again. It sometimes just happens that when work or other life events overlap so much, there are drafts that get stuck. 

Before any other delays, I'm reviewing it right now already. Let's get started!

Saturday, September 01, 2018

L'Oréal Color Riche Eyeshadow (SMOKY- E5) Swatches

L'Oréal Color Riche Eyeshadow (SMOKY- E5)

In the first, and hopefully the last episode of "blog drafts Mari prepared but never got to publish for years," here's a swatch post of L'Oréal's Color Riche Eyeshadow quad. They sent this to me 4 years ago, and somehow, despite having a draft prepared 4 years ago, it just got stuck in the pipelines! Fast forward to today, it's no longer available in the Philippines, but is still available in the US and some European countries, so I thought I'd publish these photos anyways. 

This is very rare, so I really apologize to L'Oréal.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

LazMall Launch (August 31, 2018)

All you ever wanted is in an invisible mall! With over 70 million items, and no building space occupied at all, LazMall is the world's biggest and smallest mall at the same time. Biggest as it's got a dizzying array of products (millions of diapers! millions of lipsticks! millions of everything!), and smallest as it's within the confines of your phone or computer! 

LazMall is a new section in Lazada that features their top brands, including Maybelline, L'Oréal, Garnier, Apple, Samsung, and JBL. In LazMall, Lazada is in direct contact with the brand, hence 100% authentic products. To add, there's a next day delivery for Metro Manila (they are building warehouses in Cebu and Davao ATM so they will extend this feature nationwide later on), as well as 15-day returns.