#GetGlowing with JERGENS® and ARANETA CENTER

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Your trusted Skincare brand, JERGENS® Moisturizers, teams up with the metro's premiere beauty destination, Araneta Center, to launch #GetGlowing – a campaign promoting healthy, glowing skin for all.

#GetGlowing aims to encourage everyone to take care of their skin through healthy living and proper skincare.   As part of the campaign, Jergens Moisturizers and Liquid Soaps will be made available to valued guests and customers of Smart Araneta Coliseum, Gateway Mall, Farmers Plaza, and Ali Mall in Araneta Center starting July until the rest of the year.  With this initiative, Jergens hopes to spread the habit of proper skin care with everyone

JERGENS® will also be hosting pocket activities in Araneta Center's Gateway Mall to showcase the advantages of having glowing skin and how it can be achieved. Participants will also get a chance to interact with our Skin Expert who will share tips on how to #GetGlowing with noticeably beautiful skin.  

It is never too late to start your healthy skin care habit.  Let's #GetGlowing!

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Latest Skin Care: L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3

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Last Friday, L'Oreal officially launched a new skin care! It's their first anti-aging skin care line that challenges the use of laser in the medical field. They sampled this on 100 hardworking women in the Metro and checked weekly for results. In a matter of four weeks, their skin looked way less stressed!

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3

How did the launch go?

Food Escapade at Scarsdale Artisanal Delights

Scarsdale Artisanal Delights

Yes, yet another coffee shop conquered. If you can't tell that I'm a coffee lover by now then I don't know what gives. Hehe. There's a coffee shop near our condo so we decided to try it after we've scoured all the hidden coffee shops in San Juan (or so we think). Just a little disclaimer, these photos are from last year - during the coffee shop's soft opening.

Unboxing the (2015) July BDJ Box: Prepped and Polished*

This day is a day filled with packages, I love it! It feels a lot like Christmas! But before we even get excited about Christmas, let's deal with the rainy weather first. July is always a rainy month although I gotta say that it hasn't rained so much this month in Manila. Thank you, shady weather! Sometimes we never know how hard the rain will pour so it's best that we always prepare ourselves and our look even on the rain. And if you're a busy person that's always on the go, the products on this month's box is supposed to help you look polished in a jiffy! 

12 items. Half of the items are full-sized! Yes!

So Hot it Pops! Colourpop Lippie Stix!

The most-awaited post is finally here! You know you've been waiting for this post, too, after I posted two teasers!

Alright, if you're a beauty enthusiast like me, then you've probably heard about Colourpop Cosmetics. If this brand is new to you, let me lure you to my current addiction. This is also one of the reasons why I decided to let go majority of my makeup and just kept the essentials. Well, essentials and a bunch of Coloupop Cosmetics.

Colourpop Cosmetics is an online cosmetics shop based in L.A., California. The brand currently focuses on lipsticks, lip liners, eyeshadows, blush, highlighters and bronzers. What makes the brand the talk of the town (for a year now) is the fact that they are very affordable despite the very good quality of their products! USD5 for lipsticks, lip liners, and eyeshadows? USD8 for blush, highlighter, and bronze? You'd be crazy not to try not even one or two. For me, I ended up having 25 items from the brand. I have low EQ. Sew me.

Let me jumpstart my Colourpop posts with their most popular product, Lippie Stix.

Colourpop Lippie Stix
I said I was gon try just one. I ended up with 14 Lippie Stix. Oops.

L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga False Lash Mascara*

By now, you guys know me as the girl with short sad lashes. I've already accepted the fact that I have short lashes so I like most products that make them long. I haven't been loyal to one mascara for awhile because I don't use them daily not until this year. 2015 has got to be the year of the Mascara for me. It seems like I receive a new mascara every month!

Last March, I attended the launch of L'Oreal Paris' latest product in Manila which is Miss Manga mascara! I've known this for a while since it was released last year or so in other countries. It's a good thing that it's finally available locally! Beauty enthusiasts love it when it happens!

L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga False Lash Mascara
Oh, Miss Manga, how long we've waited for you.

Did you know that this mascara is meant for Asian lashes? Yes! Find out below!

Food Escapade at The Nook Café

I'll let you in on a secret. I'm a hardcore Harry Potter fan. My heart beats fast and slow at the same time when I'm reading the books, when I'm watching the movies, and when I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I swear, my jaw literally dropped when I got there.

Then I found out that there's a newly opened coffee shop in Quezon City with a Harry Potter theme. I was like, 'get outta here! I HAVE to visit that place! So, L and I went yesterday and once again, I felt like I was in a magical place.

The Nook Café Harry Potter Themed Coffee Shop

Gryffindor Boy and Slytherin Girl went on a date on what felt like a mini 3 Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.

Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet & Chanel Vitalumière Aqua

When I was a makeup noob, getting to try Chanel was like a dream come true to me. I used to take this brand for granted because I thought that you were just paying for the brand. Sometimes, I still think that. But when I broadened my view on makeup and realised why expensive makeup is expensive, I gave in and closed my eyes, gave my credit card to Chanel's SA in their Elements branch and left as fast as I could so that I wouldn't be even more tempted to add another product on my purchase. 

Just to be clear, I didn't buy these foundations in one go. I had Vitalumière Aqua first. The one on the photo is already my third bottle. I got Perfection Lumière Velvet last year, a month after it was officially launched.

I know what you're going to ask me now. Which one is better?

L'oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude

Among all the Youtubers out there, Hollyannaeree's opinion is the one I trust the most. We have a lot of things in common. We even use the same shade in MAC. We both love nude lipsticks! When she said that one of her all-time favourite nude lipsticks is L'Oreal's Fairest Nude, I searched high and low just to get hold of this lipstick.

L'oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude

I tell you, it wasn't easy. This is almost always out of stock even in the States! When I found out this was available in Target, I got myself 4 tubes. Yes, hoarder alert!

Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup

Several makeup brands have come up with liquid foundation that claim to have an airbrush finish. When I first heard about it, I was like, 'Meh. It's impossible!' One of the first few brands I saw was Sephora's take on it. Reviews online were so-so.

Upon realising Revlon came up with their own version, I thought twice whether to try this or not. But they are too smart to release it under their Photoready line! So, maybe it's worth a try. I loved their Photoready liquid foundation to bits!

Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup in 030 Nude

J'Adore Les Levres with Sweetpea & Fay Cosmetics

Liquid lipsticks are really in for the past 3 or 4 years now. It's not my usual cup of tea for the sole reason that it feels much like a lipgloss (except the matte liquid lipsticks). I didn't easily join the bandwagon. 

When Digital Traincase released new products and brands, Sweetpea & Fay Cosmetics was one of them. What product in particular? Liquid lipsticks! I was like 'meh' but when they put it on sale last year, I decided to give it a try!

Sweetpea & Fay Cosmetics J'Adore Les Levres

I actually forgot about this already because I misplaced that particular eco bag I used during the Supersale bazaar and these liquid lipsticks were in it. Found it recently when I was unpacking to pack.

Food Escapade at Woo Galbi

L and I had a Korean food phase. Our all time favourite is samgyeupsal. Masarap kasi talga! While walking around Shangri-La's new wing, we passed by Woo Galbi. We asked first if they have samgyeupsal as not all Korean restaurants offer it (apparently).

When they told us they did, we made sure to come dine there the next time we visit the mall. We already had dinner when we passed by. The next time we visisted, we knew we were in for a treat!

Maybelline New York x Rare Vanity: Meet and Greet on July 25!


Hey everyone! I'm happy to announce that I'll be having an exclusive Meet and Greet on the upcoming Maybelline Dream Academy workshop this July 25, 2pm, at SM Makati! Also, learn makeup tips and tricks from Maybelline Philippines' chief makeup artist using their latest liquid foundation. The workshop is totally FREE! All you have to do is register at bit.ly/MNYDreamAcademy. Make sure you choose the date July 25 at 2PM so we'll get to see each other!

The first 30 to attend will get an EXCLUSIVE Maybelline gift pack! Make sure you've registered though! This is also our chance to get to know each other and chitchat outside of my blog! Ask me anything under the sun :) 

There will also be an exclusive promo for those of you will attend on July 25! Get a Maybelline stippling brush for FREE for every purchase of the Dream Satin Skin Liquid and Two Way Cake powder! The promo is exclusive to this event.

Comment below once you've registered! See you guys on the 25th! 2PM! Save the date! :)

And of course, let's thank our girls from Maybelline and Ogilvy for making this happen! #MaybellinePH

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BLOG SALE (batch 2) for July


Hi guys, as promised, here's batch 2 of my blog sale for the month! More after the jump!

Lengthy and Volumized Lashes Made Possible with VNC Mascara*!

Two months ago, I was invited to an intimate product launch. I admit that I was a bit worried at first because I googled the brand and couldn't find enough sources about the mascara. But then I decided that it's also a good way to know the brand!

Meet VNC 3D Fiber Mascara and find out how effective this mascara is!

Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser*

There's no denying that I love Avène. As a matter of fact, I don't even remember being this in love with a skin care brand. Ever. 

One of the products given to me by the brand was their milk cleanser. I was a bit hesitant to use this as first and I didn't have any expectations at all because I was fairly new to the brand.

But this simple looking cleanser is one the things that made my skin looking flawless since April.

Food Escapade at Honolulu Coffee

Did you know that Japan makes good coffee, too? There are a lot of coffee shops around Japan that it's difficult to choose! On our last day in Osaka, my cousin and I were able to grab some coffee and unwind at one of the coffee shops we passed by.

Honestly, this wasn't my first choice but the one I wanted to try was another block away and we couldn't afford wasting more time! So, let's take a look how reminiscent Honolulu Cafe is of Hawaii!

What's Hot? Colourpop Cosmetics!


I'm honestly torn whether I'm letting these babies go or keep them! So far, I've only disposed probably 20% of my makeup and while these are in the Colourpop box, I still have several lippie stix that are in my acrylic organiser. Note that the ones you see on the photos are backups (except for the Metamorphosis eyeshadow).

Asking for input, guys!

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Best Travel Palette: Lorac Pro To Go Palette


I have been always in the look out for a travel makeup palette. I'm quite specific though. I prefer the ones with eyeshadows and blush/bronzers only. I stay away from the ones with lipgloss because I'm not a lipgloss person. When I found out that Lorac has to "to-go" palette, I knew I had to have one or two.

Matte-nificent Red Lipsticks!*

With the recently concluded L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Matte Reds giveaway, a lot of women got so hyped up guessing the correct name of the collection! It was such a fun giveaway! When I found out that the focus of this collection were red shades, I only hoped for one thing - that I'll find the red shade I'm looking for. I want a specific red shade and I already have it in different brands but if you were to give me another one, who am I to refuse? I love the variety (of brands)!

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds
L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds

When I saw the lipsticks on Instgram, I already knew which one I was gunning for. I'm glad they L'Oreal released that shade!


BRAND NEW: Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette, PhP2,200
**shades: Breathless, Embrace, Whimsy, Bashful, Irreplaceable**


Last month's blog sale was successful. Thank you to everyone that adopted my beloved makeup! I'm having another blog sale because we're starting to pack our stuff (again). We're moving to another place real soon (where my makeup will be stored in balikbayan boxes again. We just got rid of our wooden dining set and we're hopeful to liquidate our couch before the month ends! So, guys if you're looking for home stuff, please send me a message! LOL.

But for now, we deal with makeup here =)

This is batch one because these are the products I saw in my room. Batch two might be posted by the end of the month (or maybe not at all). All brand new items were purchased in between October 2014 up to June 2015. My mom was able to convince me to sell majority of my makeup and told me to focus on skincare!

So, just click read more to see what I'm selling!

Multiple Giveaways for the Month of July 2015!


Are you sensing what I'm sensing? There's another upcoming giveaway on top of the usual Commenter of the Month! Also, there will be two Commenters of the Month for July!

Find out what's in store after the jump!