Saturday, March 25, 2017 Philippines
ASIA'S NEXT TOP MODEL MAKES THE UNEXPECTED HAPPEN WITH MAYBELLINE NEW YORK
For the second time in a row, Maybelline continues to be the official makeup partner of Asia's Next Top Model. I remember being hooked to this show back in Season 2 when two Filipinas (Jodilly Pendre and Katarina Rodriguez) joined the show. I am proud to see both of them enter the final round even though they did not win. This 2017, on Asia's Next Top Model will come back bigger and bolder with Maybelline and they will make the unexpected happen on this 5th cycle.
Viewers are primed to expect that with regional partnership with Maybelline New York, this season will make the year's contenders bolder, edgier and fiercer in every photo shoot. This is what I always wanted to see whenever I watch Asia's Next Top Model, I am always amazed with the transformations that they can create.
According to Cary Co, the Marketing Director for Maybelline Philippines, "As the brand that empowers girls to make their dreams happen, we are happy to partner once again with Asia's Next Top Model for its fifth cycle, as we bring today's runway looks to the streets." She also added, "We are excited to see a bolder, edgier, and fiercer competition this year, hoping that the new season brings in more opportunities for our contenders as well as viewers to be encouraged to make their dreams happen.".
Let us all stay tuned as they will air the pilot episode on April 5 via Star World. All makeup and Maybelline aficionados shall watch out for episode 5 as Maybelline's global creative director, Nigel Stanislaus, sits in as guest judge.
We can expect a tougher and more exciting Asia's Next Top Model this season as it puts together an ensemble of top-caliber mentors and judges from host, Cindy Bishop, beauty and fashion photographer Yu Tsai, model Cara G McIlroy, to the former Miss Universe and our very own, Pia Wurtzbach. Let us support as the Filipino pride once again shines as three contenders are in from the Philippines.
Will Anjelica Santillan or Jennica Sanchez or maybe Maureen Wroblewitz be the next Asia's Top Model? Watch and find out!
I am excited to watch each episode of this cycle and I hope you do too! Thank you for reading and have a nice day everyone! ^_^
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Philippines
TRAVEL GOALS 2017: CARONIA ESCAPADES COLLECTION
This coming summer, amp up your style with Instagram-worthy nails with the new Caronia Escapades Collection! The new collection features three new shades of gray that will surely complement any travel look that you want and achieve your travel goals!
Are you the kind of girl who wants adventures and trying out things that are out of your comfort zone? The dark gray shade of Caronia Nail Polish in Break Free is a perfect match for you!
Do you enjoy long rides and green views along the way just like me? Then you may try the Caronia Nail Polish in Road Trip as your perfect company! Its mossy shade of gray will definitely liven up that nature-lover inside of you.
If you just wanted a quick escape from everything else, try the new Caronia Nail Polish in Day Off that is perfect for a light weekend escapade.
Get this new limited edition collection promo pack and get a chance to win cool items to bring with with your travel experience. Check out Caronia Website and Social Media Pages: Caronia Philippines on Facebook and @caroniaph on Instagram for more details.
Plus, Caronia just released their Matte Top Coat that is a new must-have under Nail Care Category. I love matte lipsticks and of course, matte nail polish too!
*Caronia Escapades Collection is available in 8ml and Caronia Matte Top Coat is in 15ml in major retailers, supermarkets, department stores, and drug stores nationwide.
Caronia by Vibelle Manufacturing Corporation is the pioneering and time-tested nail care brand for the hip and trendy. With over 72 colors in its collection, women are given more opportunities to express and channel their creativity. To get more information and updates about the brand visit http://www.caronia.com.ph/ or follow Caronia on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Friday, March 17, 2017 Philippines
PRODUCT REVIEW: MAYBELLINE'S COLOR SENSATIONAL CREAMY MATTE IN BURGUNDY BLUSH (696)
Just found another dark lipstick that I can wear everyday! The shade of this Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte In Burgundy Blush is a combination of dark brown with hint of red. If you are looking for a vampire-looking lipstick, you will love this shade.
Its been a while since I last posted a lipstick review that is dark in color so let me now share my thoughts about this Burgundy Blush!
Type: Color Sensational
Shade: Burgundy Blush (696)
This lipstick is one of the most pigmented lipsticks that I was able to try! One layer is already so highly pigmented that it instantly looks bold and fierce when worn. I think this is the darkest shade that Maybelline released from their Creamy Matte Collection. It leaves an even stain after removal.
For a matte lipstick, this one is creamy that it glides on smoothly over my lips without any difficulty and tugging of the lips.
The lipstick lasts for 6 to 8 hours without any consumption of food.
Affordable for only 299php!
Since the lipstick is highly pigmented, it easily bleeds out of the lips. I need to use a lip liner or put a concealer around my lip edges to prevent the lipstick from bleeding. Its not transfer-free.
Buy again? 100%
Overall Rating: 4/5
Where to buy? Maybelline Counters, BeautyMNL, Lazada
This is the lipstick that I was using when I met Liza Soberano with Maybelline Squad's Exclusive Interview. I was able to have it signed by her! Yay!
Thank you for reading my review! Don't forget to check out if you are my January or February 2017 Winner from my giveaways! Have fun!
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Philippines
PRODUCT REVIEW: L'OREAL INFALLIABLE 24H LIQUID FOUNDATION IN RADIANT BEIGE (150)
There is now a liquid foundation that can solve your problem and stay fresh all day without any makeup meltdown. Others call this liquid foundation, "Hulas-free makeup look" and I agree! This L'Oreal Infalliable 24 Hour Liquid Foundation is one of the best liquid foundations that I tried and one of my favorites and for today, I will be sharing my detailed review.
I was able to test the power of this liquid foundation to the last L'Oreal event that I was able to attend. Its my first time to use L'Oreal cosmetics and I am amazed!
The Infalliable line of L'Oreal Paris is designed for a lasting makeup that still remains fresh even after exposure to heat and can withstand sweat. Now, is it not the perfect foundation for the weather in the Philippines, specially this coming summer? Let us now check it out!
Brand: L'Oreal Paris
Type: Liquid Foundation
Shade: 150 (Radiant Beige)
Ingredients: (Source From Beautymnl)
AQUA / WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISODODECANE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE,POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATES / C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATE,PHENOXYETHANOL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, METHYLPARABEN, ACRYLONITRILE/METHYL METHACRYLATE/ VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE COPOLYMER, PERLITE, MAGNESIUM GLUCONATE,HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR, ACETYLATED GLYCOL STEARATE, BUTYLPARABEN, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL SALICYLATE,LINALOOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRONELLOL, HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE, METHICONE, SODIUMHYALURONATE, [ /- MAY CONTAIN CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE]. (F.I.L. B161952/2)
The foundation is matte and I prefer wearing matte foundations because it lessens the chance for an oily effect on my skin.
My shade at MAC is NC15 to 20 and the shade that I use from L'Oreal Paris Infalliable as advised by the makeup artist who did my makeup is 150 or Radiant Beige. There are times that it looks a little dark on me specially when I just used whitening products continuously but it still looks natural. (Just a note though, did you know that you should have at least two shades of foundation in your stash, one for summer when your skin is more tan than usual and another one when you looked whiter and brighter. Plus, you can also mix the two shades together to get your shade better.)
I love its pump bottle and its made of something strong like a glass material. The pump dispenses small amount of foundation, this way I can control the amount that I need to use better. It minimizes the risk of spillage and waste of product. This bottle will last longer because of the better control in the pump.
The coverage is medium to high and you can check out my before and after photos below for a more visual comparison. It was able to even out my skin discoloration and cover most of my blemishes.
The foundation has a thick texture but its still easy to apply and blend on my skin. It does not dry easily and that gives me more time to blend it well into my skin.
I am used to wearing liquid foundations everyday at work and this one is a bit heavy compared to water-based liquid foundations but its definitely lighter than MAC Studio Fix. I am already using this everyday for work and my wallet loves it because this is more affordable!
I noticed that it does not easily transfer to tissue or cloth even after sweating. So I agree to it being a "hulas-free" makeup. It lasted my 12 to 16 hours of shift and still remained fresh. Another point for being a "stay fresh foundation".
For the everyday routine that I use this foundation, I did not have any breakouts and it did not cause any dryness to my skin. Yay!
I am so happy with my experience that I recommend it that its a makeup that never fails!
Cons: None noted.
This photo was taken at the event. My makeup was done by a professional makeup artist and L'Oreal Infalliable products were used. The after photo was taken immediately after the intense workout.
This photoshoot was done after the workout and after eating during the event with no retouch!
Buy again? 100%
Overall Rating: 5/5
Where to buy? L'Oreal Counters, BeautyMNL, Lazada
To my fellow health care providers, I recommend that you try this L'Oreal Infalliable Foundation because it can survive our toxic duties without the need for a re-touch. I love using it everyday!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Philippines
GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP AND SLEEP SOUNDLY WITH URATEX
Any person, busy or not, deserves a good sleep. A good sleep means a regular and comfortable sleeping pattern and environment. Even athletes like Captain Alvin Patrimonio, the current Team Manager of Purefoods Star Hotshots, knows that we all need a regular sound sleep to nurture life.
In celebration of World Sleep Day, Uratex invites everyone to join and raise the awareness on the value of good sleep despite of our busy lifestyle. Back when I was a student, I do not value the importance of a good and long sleep but now that I am working, I am missing that life. With all the stress that comes in my busy lifestyle, its hard to find ways in getting a good sleep.
Sleeping habits and comfort can now be improved thanks to Uratex, the country's Sleep Specialist as they bring premium and technology rich products that can equip the comfort that anyone desires. Uratex have variety of products that you can try from mattresses to pillows.
So come and join Uratex and let us all celebrate the value of good sleep and let us all sleep soundly with Uratex.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Philippines
PRODUCT REVIEW: L'OREAL COLOR RICHE GOLD OBSESSION IN ROSE GOLD
For all the Color Riche Gold Obsession Lipstick that I have, this is the second to the last that I will be sharing my reviews. Actually the one left behind is the Le Gold Lipstick that I usually use to coat over the other lipsticks. For today though, let me share with you my review about L'Oreal Color Riche Gold Obsession in Rose Gold.
The first two shades that I reviewed are red but this Rose Gold is more of pink. Let us now check it out closely.
Brand: L'Oreal Paris
Type: Color Riche Gold Obsession
Shade: Rose Gold
Product Description: Not listed
If you want something that is really chic and girly, this pink lipstick is definitely for you. The shade screams PINK!!! Even though the lipstick is very pink,
The packaging is designed with ombre style of color and looks luxurious. The shade of the lipstick can easily be seen on its casing.
The texture of the lipstick is smooth and its easy to glide over my lips. The formula is creamy that makes it moisturizing to my lips.
I love how highly pigmented it is. It was able to fully coat my lips even with one layer of application.
This lipstick does not bleed out of my lips but its not transfer-free but when removed, it leaves a light pink stain on my lips which I love.
Its not transfer-free and can be easily removed by eating.
I have a habit of licking my lips even with a lipstick on, I noticed that it has a little bitter taste. I don't know if its just me or my taste buds. :) Don't worry though, its not bothering.
HOW IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN LE GOLD WAS APPLIED OVER ROSE GOLD:
Buy again? 100%
Overall Rating: 5/5
Where to buy? L'Oreal Counters, Lazada
Thank you for reading my review, stay posted since I will be posting more reviews soon! I am trying to catch up this week.