Products Empties Vol.3

Sharing with you my latest products empties video!  Please watch the video so you can also know my 2 cents about the products mentioned!

Products mentioned:
All multi-purpose solution (contact lens)
Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub
Shiseido Softener
Clear Conditioner
Revlon Photoready Powder
Yuki nail polish remover wipes
PH Care intimate wash in Cool Wind
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30

Products that expired:

Sophia Eyelash Enhancer
Celeteque Anti-Aging Cleansing Oil





E.L.F. Studio Powder Brush

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One of the things that I can't stop buying are brushes - particularly if I am drawn to that particular brush.  Flat top brushes have always been my thing.  I use it to apply and set my foundation.  From time to time, I switch to other kinds of foundation brushes.  But I always always go back to using flat top brushes.  Hence, having about 7 flat top brushes from different brands. 

A tad exagerrated, right?

Now, I'm doing a quick review on E.L.F.'s Powder brush because I've had this for a little over a year and I haven't really stopped using this.  I took a break from using it for about a few weeks.  But I always find myself grabbing this brush.

E.L.F. Powder Brush, PhP249.50
available at all leading department stores

Blog Sale (Sept 2013) - [CLOSED]


Unboxing the September 2013 BDJ Box*

Last week, I posted a photo on Instagram showing two packages I received on the same day.  One was from Sample Room and the other one was from BDJ.  I was, once again, surprised by BDJ when they sent me the BDJ Box for September!

items of the latest BDJ Box

I heard this is by far their most expensive box yet!  Click read more to see the items one by one!

Shiseido Ibuki from Sample Room

First and foremost, I would like to thank Sample Room for giving me full sized products of the Shiseido Ibuki!  Full sizes!  Oh my!  I can't even imagine buying skincare products from Shiseido because it's too expensive!  Thank god, I no longer need to buy!

Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer - PhP1,950.00
Shiseido Ibuki Purifying Cleanser - PhP1,495.00

I find it funny how I spend thousands for makeup and yet I can't even digest to spend thousands on skin care.  What a bad habit.  But anyway, click read more to see how you can get full sized products of Shiseido Ibuki for FREE!

Glory of New York Cosmetics Blogger Event

Last week, I attended Glory of New York's Blogger event.  This is one of those events I couldn't say no to because I've been curious about this brand ever since I saw this from Bing and Jes!  So, yeh Glory of New York had a product presentation since they will be launching new products soon!

Glory of New York loot

The products shown above are some of their current products - skincare line and makeup.  Click read more to see the other photos!  Met the other bloggers, too!

Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Dusk

I don't have a lot of local brand of lipsticks because I generally don't like them.  The shade range is so-so.  The quality is meh.  You get the idea.

But I like Ever Bilena's matte lipsticks.  Well, it's because they're matte.  I'm partial to matte and satin lipsticks.  I prefer them over moisturizing lipsticks most of the time because I just don't like the sticky feeling on my lips.  Unless I'm using a gloss but that's a different story.

I have an officemate that also uses Ever Bilena lipsticks and she has about 5 lipsticks, I reckon.  What intrigued me the most was Dusk.

Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Dusk, PhP155.00

Click read more to see how Dusk looks like on my lips!

Nichido Mineral Spot Concealer in Natural

I've always been curious about Nichido's spot concealer ever since I saw it.  But I couldn't get myself to buy it impulsively because I'm not into spot concealers.  Also, I still have my MAC Chronographic Pencil and NYX Wonder Pencil to finish.  So why would I need another spot concealer pencil, right?

However, Nichido made a makeup set last month which included a palette and this spot concealer.  Price was only for PhP100!  So, that's a steal and I didn't think twice of buying it when I saw it!

Nichido Mineral Spot Concealer in Natural, PhP138.00

Clieck read more to see how I work with this spot concealer!

Shiseido Ibuki Skincare Line*

Last September 1st, I blogged about the beauty box that I received from BDJ.  Their August beauty box was sent out late because the products were shipped directly from Japan.  So, it's very forgivable since BDJ always do their best to give their subscribers the best products out there!

Ibuki is the Japanese word for inner strength.  This newest skincare line is created to adjust to women's various lifestyle.  It's designed to put our skin back to its original state.

"Shiseido's Ibuki range was designed with the exclusive Shape Memorizing Cell Technology.  it's 3-part action of clearing our dead skin cells, stimulating the skin's Natural Moisturising Factor and building back the inner skin membrane, returns cells to their ideal condition and slows down future shrinkage, to boost skin's resistance.  The result is booth, beautiful skin that glows with radiance and freshness."

Shiseido Ibuki: newest skincare line

The products above are the ones included inside the BDJ Box that I received.  They are all trial sized products but it's okay.  Shiseido is nevertheless expensive.  BDJ Box encourages subscribers to use the products by taking the BDJ Box 7 day challenge.  All you have to do is use the products for one week straight then make a review on how the product/s work on you.

I decided to join the 7-day challenge because I'm really curious about this new skincare line from Shiseido!  So, click read more to know my thoughts about this newest skincare line: Shiseido Ibuki!

Makeup Basics: How to Contour

Hi everyone.  Here's a quick video on how I contour my face.  I posted this on Youtube last week and I used ELF's blush duo since it's widely available here in Manila.  However, I got a request to contour my face using the bronzers that I always use.  So, that will be another video upload.

Anyway, I hope you guys will learn something from this video.

Keep those requests coming in!





[SureSlim] Childhood Obesity: A Chubby Kid is Not Equal to Healthy*


A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) shockingly reveals that over 3 million children in the Philippines are overweight or obese. Over the years, the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related diseases among children in the country has risen sharply. The numbers have doubled over the past couple of decades and tripled over the last 30 years. If the trend is allowed to continue through our parental neglect, inaction, or indifference, it is possible that the numbers will quadruple in another ten years.

Based on the report, Filipino kids today have different eating habits and preferences. They tend to eat too much fast food and junk food, which may sometimes be full of sugar or fats. It is also evident that Filipino children have become less active when it comes to exercise and other types of games or outdoor play due to the advent of iPad and other technological device. The combination of leading a sedentary lifestyle and excessive consumption of junk food is the number one cause of obesity worldwide.

The extra pounds negative impact the figure, but more importantly, obesity is an unhealthy baggage that takes its toll in terms of the development of otherwise preventable illnesses, like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, infertility, osteoarthritis, gall bladder disease, and many forms of cancer. A child with one obese parent is 3 times more likely to be obese as an adult, and one with two obese parents has ten times the risk. In general, the fault lies in us parents, whether we want to admit it or not.

The good thing is that it is always never too late to start, no matter how old we are. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is always timely, anytime, at any stage in life. Our SureSlim wellness program is a premium, personalised and medically supervised program designed to help clients lose weight quickly, safely and permanently, while improving their health and vitality. It is thoroughly researched and scientifically formulated, based on the principles of nutrition, metabolic processes and hormone regulation.

What’s great about SureSlim is the fact that they are the only weight loss program in the world that has specialized programs for everyone — kids aged 7 to 12, teens, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, pregnant women and nursing mothers, even Hindu and Muslim fasting programs with no maximum age limit. SureSlim is more of a “lifestyle” than a diet. There are no fads or gimmicks, just a nutritionally sound, no-nonsense approach to weight loss that clients can continue for life, allowing them to finally let go of the yo-yo dieting cycle.

SureSlim programs do not count calories, eliminate food groups, or use supplements or stimulants. Rather, SureSlim takes a “back to basics” approach, looking at the nutritional content of foods including fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, proteins, healthy oils and seeds, all low in saturated fat and low on the glycaemic index, to create a healthy and nutritionally balanced program that is tailored to each individual.

The client’s blood test results, hormone levels, medical history, food likes and dislikes and lifestyle needs are all taken into account in creating a program that is designed to correct the metabolism, stabilise blood sugar and allow for excellent weight loss results that can be sustained in the long term.

Importantly, clients are supported throughout their journey through weekly consultations that track progress, identify challenges and pitfalls and provide support, motivation and guidance. The program also provides a structured re-education program that empowers each individual to not only achieve their weight loss, but keep it off for life.

SureSlim is an international company with outlets in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, South Africa and Philippines–the first in Asia. To date, SureSlim Philippines has benefited many children and adult Filipinos, even those with medical conditions like Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), patients with low thyroid function, liver ailment, and those who has undergone kidney transplant.

If you want to know more about SureSlim, call 661-8058 today and schedule a FREE info session. It’s not you, it’s your metabolism.

August 2013 Collective & Massive Haul

I bought a lot of things last August that are makeup related.  Please watch the video to see what they are!  I also gave my 2 cents on some of the items!


Products mentioned:
SM Beauty Box from SM Department Store
Dashe Cosmetics Face Precision Brush Set from PCX
White Rain Hairspray from PCX
Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet from Makeup Hub
Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Babette from Makeup Hub
Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Geradium from Makeup Hub
Snoe Beauty Bar Soaps from Snoe Beauty, SM North EDSA
Snoe Beauty Rouge Deluxe Lipstick in Plum Crazy from Snoe Beauty
L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Bottomless Java and Eternal Sunshine from Bon Marche
Nichido Spot Concealer in Natural from Robinson's Dept Store
Nichido Girls Night Out eye pencil in Bronze from Robinson's Dept Store
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiing Lotion from
MAC Blush in Hibiscus Kiss (Riri Hearts Collection) from Makeovershop
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Riri Woo from Makeovershop
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Heaux from Makeovershop
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Riri Boyfrom Makeovershop
Real Techniques Starter Brush Set from The Primp Pad
ELF HD Blush in Superstar & Diva from The Primp Pad
ELF Baked Blush in Passion Pink from The Primp Pad
ELF liquid eyeliner in Midnight from The Primp Pad
ELF Translucent Mattifying Powder from The Primp Pad
ELF blush Duo in Antigua from The Primp Pad
Etude House Brow Class Scissors
Foot Ease Heel Shields from Watson's
Essence Smokey Eye Set from Watson's
BYS Hair Chalk in Purple from Watson's
Tire Keychain from SM Dept Store
Look Beauty Prime Perfect from Makeup Hub
Miners Cosmetics Moisture Effect Lipstick in Hush hush from Makeup Hub
MeMeMe Cosmetics Boho Balm in Coral Taupe from Makeup Hub
MeMeMe Flawless Face Collection in Beige Blush from Makeup Hub
Lorac Pro Palette from Sephora
Murad C-Peel free from Sephora
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment  from Sephora
NYC Bronzer in Sunny from Target
Naturactor Concealer in #151
Luminess Air Professional Airbrush System Kit (gift)
2-drawer acrylic cosmetic case
cotton pads and buds acrylic cosmetic case
hair velcro from Landmark
no heat hair curler from Landmark