Glory of New York Skin Care - Skin Enzyme, Facial Cleansing, and Fairness & Glow Cream*

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Last October, I started using Glory of New York's Skincare Line.  It was given to me when I attended their event last September.

I've heard several great feedbacks from Glory of New York's skincare line but I never got the chance of trying it because I was still trying out different skincare products.  Also, I considered its price because I find it expensive (for a new brand, or at least to me).

Glory of New York Facial Cleansing - PhP1,210.00
Fairness & Glow Cream - PhP2,400.00
Skin Enzyme - PhP1,504.00

click read more to find out how effective this skin care is!

E.L.F. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star and In The Nude

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Jumbo lip pencils are not exactly a new trend of makeup.  However, I've been seeing different brands coming up with jumbo lip pencils.  I just don't get the hype.

I have a few of these jumbo lip pencils somewhere in my makeup stash and I hardly use them.  I don't know why though.

Then last week, I saw several new products from E.L.F. (or at least in my opinion they were released only recently since I haven't seen them on counters before).  The HD blush is finally available here in Manila (not just in online stores)!  BUT the jumbo lip pencils were the ones that caught my attention!

E.L.F. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick, PhP199.75 each

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Unboxing of BDJ December (2013) Box*

A lot of ladies have been waiting for the BDJ December Box.  It sold out in a flash (BDJ Box is sold out til February or March 2014).  So, imagine my excitement when I received my BDJ December Box two weeks ago!  The theme is to Stand Out Like a Star - pretty much like Gwenyth Paltrow (Max Factor's current ambassador).

I was so happy to receive one but I was too busy to blog about it (apart from posting a photo on Instagram).  So, before December ends, here's my unboxing post for this month's BDJ Box!  Better late than never!

And oh, BDJ also included another journal which will be useful when I need to jot down notes!

Max Factor x BDJ Box
for December 2013

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Food Escapade at Chops Chicago Steakhouse

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I don't always eat steak.  It's such a heavy meal if you ask me.  But as I've said, I've had one weekend full of steak. And it started with Chops Chicago Steakhouse.

I've always wanted to try Chops since it first opened in Greenbelt.  I remember that they had this promo, eat-all-you-can steak!  Yes, I know I wouldn't be able to eat a lot of steak.  It was something I wanted to try though!

U.S. Angus Beef 28oz - PhP2,800++
medium well

12 Days of Christmas Loot from Sample Room

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I know I haven't been posting a lot this December.  It's Christmas time - the busiest time of the year (without having to explain why)!

Sample Room celebrated the 12 days of Christmas by releasing one new product every day.  I hope you guys were able to get the products they released because they always sell like hot pancakes!  It never fails!

I was only able to get a few things since I didn't have enough points, hehe!

Colour Collection Age Defying BB Cream
Colour Collection Slim Lipstick in Naked Peach
Cynos Morocco Argan Oil

I really liked Colour Collection's Whitening BB cream so when I found out that the Age Defying BB cream is available, I didn't think twice on adding it on my shopping cart.  As for the lipstick, it looked nice on the picture so I thought of getting one, too.  I've already tried Colour Collection's lipstick and I like them so far especially the colors!  Since I don't have a lot of peach shades, I knew I had to get this in a heartbeat!  As for the Cynos Argan Oil, I added it on my cart because I know that Argan Oil is expensive. So, who wouldn't want to get it for free, right?!  Besides, my mom and my sister in law are telling me to give argan oil a try.  So, why not?

There are still a lot of products available at Sample Room so be sure to check out their site as you might find something you'd like to try!

Happy Holidays!





Food Escapade at Myron's Place

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One weekend was spent gorging on steak.  It wasn't exactly a craving that needed to be satisfied.  It was more of, "I haven't had steak for a while, so why not?!"

3rd, 4th and 5th Day of Christmas at Sample Room

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Just in case you haven't grabbed these products yet, head on to to get these items for FREE!

Make sure your points are ready!

Personally, I want to get a hold of Bobi Brown's face base!

Happy sampling!

Feel the Christmas Spirit at Sample Room!

Just as the song goes, "it's the most wonderful time of the year...."

Christmas Day is just around the corner and Sample Room has started on their Christmas treats!

First off, they have a loot bag consisting of full-size and trial-size products!  What's inside the loot bag is a mystery (I think). For only PhP1,290, you will be able to try a lot of products! You can buy the loot bag for yourself or give it as a present to your loved ones!

Next up is the Fairydrops Mascara which was made available starting today at Sample Room! Don't miss out on this chance as this mascara is a really great mascara!

Head on to now to get a hold of these awesome deals!

Perks of Being a Sample Room VIP Member

"Try before you buy."
- Sample Room

One of the bests things that I experienced in Digital Marketing is coming across Sample Room.  One of their co-owners is Sophie who is also the brains behind Charm brushes (one of the makeup brushes that I truly love).  So, I was confident that Sample Room is something superb and well-thought of.

When I found out about Sample Room and its tag line, the first thing that came to my mind was, "Really? For free talaga?" So, when it was launched, the rest was history.  Sampling has never been this fun.

If you don't know what Sample Room is all about (which I doubt), it's a website that carries different beauty products from well-known brands (from local to imported) which you can have for FREE.  Some products are full-size while some are trial-size.  You just pay for the shipping fee to be delivered to your doorstep.  All you have to do is sign up and start choosing from the products available!

Earlier this year, Sample Room had a search for their Blogger Circle.  I tried my luck and was privileged to be chosen as one of the bloggers for their blogger circle.  This is such a fun experience because I get first dibs on some of the products they are about to launch.

About three weeks ago, I receive my ZA Cosmetics loot from Sample Room.  I actually had no idea what was in the package until I opened it.  Initially I thought it was makeup but when I found out that it was the Perfect Solutions Skincare line, I was estatic. First, I already have a new skincare line to be used for the month of December. Second, ZA Cosmetics reminds me of Hong Kong (a city I really love)!  I got the cleansing foam and the collagen cream.

When I searched for the Perfect Solutions Skincare line, I saw that it has a moisturizer and toner as well.  I checked the department store to see how much they cost as I was planning to get the other two products.  But my golly wow, the moisturizer costs PhP625 while the toner costs PhP595(?).  I didn't wanna spend PhP1,220.00 because I resigned my cash flow was tight.

When I got home, I checked Sample Room if the ZA moisturizer and toner are available.  Lo and behold, they were available!  Thing is, I need at least 450 points to be able to get a sample. I only had 104 points at that time and because I really wanted to get the moisturizer and toner, I didn't think twice on upgrading my account to a VIP Member.  For a minimal amount of PhP599, I will be given 1000 points.  Great deal, right?

Since I have funds on my Paypal account and I haven't used them ever, I decided to use it to pay for the VIP Membership.

I got myself the following:
ZA Perfect Solution Toner - 200 points
ZA Perfect Solution Moisturizer - 250 points
Moringa Therapy Oil - 60 points
Moringa Moisturizing Lotion - 25 points
Vidal Sassoon Premium Care Series - 500 points

If you add the prices of those items, total would be PhP2,046.50!  My total savings for this loot is PhP1,447.50!  Such a steal, right?  Another thing that's grew is that once I review these products on Sample Room, I can get my points back and use those points to get new products to try!

I'm so happy with my loot because they are all full-sized products and I will be using them for a long time.  As for the Moringa products, those are actually my back up products because Sample Room sent me a separate Moringa loot and the lotion and oil were just awesome!

I highly recommend you try Sample Room because you can save a lot of money from this site and still be able to try the products that you've been eyeing.  In case you don't like the product that you tried, that's okay because you got the product for free anyway =)  I've recommended Sample Room to some people and I'm glad that they did sign up and are enjoying some of available products there as well!

As I've said, sampling has never been this fun (especially when you're getting full-sized products)!