Pia Takes A Whole New Level of Phonetography Challenge

Sunday, July 9, 2017 Philippines


Ms. Pia Wurtzbach was crowned as one of the most beautiful faces in the universe. She shared her disbelief in doing a magazine cover shoot with only the use of a mobile phone, she stated during the behind-the-scenes shot of her cover shoot for METRO magazine's July 2017 issue that "We are using this phone...THIS PHONE..for the cover shoot.". Even the high end fashion influencers take the Huawei P10's dual Leica camera lens to test through a cover shoot. 

Expecting to see a full camera setup for a cover shoot, Pia arrives surprised at the sight of seeing well-known fashion photographer, Dookie Ducay, only bringing the Huawei P10 Plus in his hands. “I was so surprised that upon stepping on to the set when we were doing the shoot for this cover, I find out that we’re actually using the P10 as the camera. And I thought they were kidding. But they were serious… No cheating, guys, as in no cheating,” Pia relates.

Mr. Ducay shared, “I have never done any cover shoot using only a mobile phone so having done this for the first time really excited me. While I may have initial doubts in my head if a phone can deliver stunning photos, I had to correct myself and prove my doubts wrong when I’ve seen how powerful the Leica dual lens camera of the P10 was. For me, it has the best camera for portraiture.”.

Watch Pia’s reaction here and see what happened behind the scenes in this video:

This is not the first time that the superb Huawei P-series’ camera technology has been showcased in a professional magazine cover shoot. Fashion mavens globally have taken notice of its powerful camera. The first was taken by Egyptian photographer Khaled Fadda using a Huawei P8, and featured actress and model Tara Emad for Insight Magazine. This was followed most recently in Italian magazine Grazia’s cover and editorials that were also shot entirely with the Huawei P10 Plus. 

In fact, most of my circle of friends in the blogging community also uses Huawei. It is their greatest ally!

To know more about the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, and Huawei Philippines’ updates, visit

About Huawei Consumer BG

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2014. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

In the Philippines, Huawei offers best-in-class service even beyond sales. Consumers can easily call its local Customer Service Hotline to arrange for a courier to pick-up a defective device, bring to a Huawei Authorized Service Center for repair, and deliver back to the owner for free. Consumers just need to call any of the following hotline numbers for inquiries and booking:

PLDT/Smart/Sun: 1800-1853-5353

Globe: 1800-8739-5227

Mobile: +63923-0990468

About. Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, it has established end-to-end solution advantages in telecom networks, devices, and cloud computing.

Miss Philippines Earth and MySlim Works Together For Better Health

Saturday, July 8, 2017 Philippines


Today, July 8, 2017, MySlim hosted an event at Luxent Hotel presenting some of the Miss Philippines Earth Candidates for the year 2017. MySlim not only help the candidates in maintaining their healthy body weight but they also have something in common with the pageant's purpose. That similarity is about raising the awareness on environmental issues in our country. 

As I once believed, being slim means you are more beautiful. My body weight had been a source of my lack of confidence and sometimes depression. Being called fat or unhealthy is something that can be traumatizing that leads to the feeling that you had been body shamed. My worst experience was at work when one of the owners of my job directly pointed out to me that if he saw me during the initial interview he will not hire me as a nurse because of my body. I wanted to scream and shout profanities because he did that in front of other people but I was afraid that I would lose my job. Crazy, right? These experiences led me to unhealthy way of losing weight. There are days that I wanted to starve myself and there are days that I wanted to take all the supplements in the market available just to lose weight. 

With Vida Nutriscience (Makers of mySlim and known to be a leading distributor of health and wellness products in the Philippines that was established in 2014.), they believe that beauty achieved by less than healthy is not worth it. It should be with the reason that you wanted to be healthy so that you can be beautiful. Beauty and slimming are two different concepts that people typically associate with each other. With the modern technology today, there are liposuctions, cosmetic surgeries and even planned diets available and all for the goal to be slim, not healthy. However, not everyone can afford these procedures or diets, not everyone are willing to make an adjustments. 

Imagine if these resources and opportunities can be readily available, most people will be desperate to avail it and get slim without worrying for the drastic measures that cosmetic enhancements and surgeries can bring. Just like me, someone who does not have the means for these resources sometimes resort to crash diet or "miracle diet". There are others who find other ways to make them feel full like smoking cigarettes or taking powerful narcotics like Vicodin. In short, we all forget that being healthy is more important than being slim. 

Here comes the importance of taking healthy supplements such as mySlim, it is a slimming product that works together with the healthy lifestyle choice that you will choose for a whole new healthier you. mySlim's scientifically proven formula is a potent mix of Yerba Mate, Carnipure and Palatinose. 

Yerba Mate is a natural, plant derived agent that is also known to detoxify the body to reduce fat absorption and burn unwanted fat without affecting the muscles.  Carnipure is known to be the highest form of L-Carnitine in the market while Palatinose is a known to be a healthy carbohydrate with glucose. When Yerba Mate is combined with Carnipure and Palatinose, it will also boost your energy so that you are more able to perform physical activities that in turns maximize the benefits of exercise.

With these amazing ingredients, mySlim helps people who are willing to eat right and to exercise right. mySlim will help us reach both the fitness and beauty goals faster and healthier. So, just like Miss Earth, it has the same goal to manage the environment in a sustainable manner because mySlim is not just about weight loss but also to be responsible in achieving a sustainable weight management. 

The most awaited part of the event though is the question and answer portion for our Miss Philippines Earth Candidates. They were asked on how they keep their bodies in good condition and healthy. The candidates of Miss Philippines Earth shared that they use mySlim because with their current busy lifestyle, they do not have the time to regularly go to gym. They pair the use of mySlim together with eating healthy food. 

I was able to try mySlim before and I find it effective in detoxification. You can read about my review on the link here. mySlim are available in powdered forms, juice or capsules. The powdered sachet costs 69php per piece.

The drink costs 89php per bottle while the capsules are priced at 540php per bottle. It is affordable! Right?! 

Anyway, who do you think will win the title Miss Philippines Earth? The coronation night is on July 15, 2017 at Mall of Asia. For me, I wish either Ms. Samantha Viktoria Acosta of Pulilan, Bulacan or Karen Ibasco of Manila will win!

With Ms. Samantha Acosta of Pulilan, Bulacan and Ms. Jessica McEwen of New Zealand

With Ms. Karen Ibasco of City of Manila

Watch a short video during the candidates' runway show: 

To know more about mySlim, you can follow them on their Instagram account at @myslimdetox or their Facebook page at's all for today so watch out for the coronation night and hope that the best one will win! 

Althea Korea Just Turned 2 With Amazing Birthday Giveaways + Unboxing My 6th Althea Box

Thursday, July 6, 2017 Philippines


It seems like it was just yesterday when Althea Korea finally arrived in the Philippines. Then they turned 1 they are two years old! Oh my how time flies! 

Althea Korea is my favorite online shop as it offers affordable authentic Korean products. Browsing at Althea Korea's online website is my stress reliever whether I am buying or not. It is such a joy to just check out their newest items. Shopping at Althea Korea is sure fun and I love their shop because you can get a free shipping for a total items worth 999php and above. You only have to wait one week to 15 days to get your package delivered safely into your house. Each item inside the box and each box are carefully packed and secured.  Their items are affordable and reasonable. 

For this year, as they are turning two, I will celebrate it with a birthday haul! 

Did you know that it is the best time to shop at Althea Korea during their anniversary? 

Why? Well, their box during the anniversary is limited edition. This year, the color of the box is baby blue and it is cute and huge! Next, you will receive a birthday kits for the early bird shoppers (like I do!). 

Not only that, they also have a sample pack for early bird shoppers (locate the plastic of samples on my photo above). Besides the sample pack, I also got full sized freebies like eye cream and face masks!

Since it is their birthday, Althea Korea is being more generous as they offer more sales and promotions. They also released their Althea Beauty Box July with curated items related to their birthday celebration. 

Wait! There's more! Althea Korea will also celebrate their birthday through Birthday Giveaway Festival! Customers can get free products every other day for the month of July when they add it into their cart!

Weekly shoppers can also join their contest to win Althea credits. There is also an Instagram Contest, just snap and show your decorated birthday box to win amazing prizes from Althea, just use the hashtag #AltheaTurns2! This is a 20 days of Beauty Giveaway!

Watch my unboxing of Althea Korea Birthday Haul here:

Maybelline: Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon in Mocha + Giveaway

Saturday, July 1, 2017 Philippines


What kind of eyebrows do you have? Do you have thick and unruly eyebrows like mine? If yes, then you should consider using pomades for your eyebrows. Pomades can tame your eyebrows with its formula. I am so glad that Maybelline New York came up with a pomade based eyebrow product and they made it easier by making it in the form of a crayon. This product is called Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon and I will review the shade Mocha. 

Are you curious? Let us check it out!

Brand: Maybelline

Type: Pomade Crayon

Shade: Mocha (Also available in Espresso, Capuccino and Caramel Latte)

Weight: 1.5g

Product Description: 



The packaging that contains the crayon is retractable making it easier to use the product. The crayon is small and easy to bring when travelling. 

The crayon has a smooth, soft and creamy formula that makes it easy to sweep over the eyebrows. It was able to sculpt, tame and color my eyebrows. The sparse areas of my eyebrows were also filled in. The formula is easy to blend even without the use of spoolie. I was able to leave it as it is after application. 

It has a light to medium coverage but in my case, one to two layers of application is enough. 

Using this Pomade Crayon saves me time and I use it on days that I need to apply makeup pronto!

The one thing that I like about this pomade crayon is that it looks like your natural eyebrows. 


The crayon is hard to use for the eyebrows' edges or thin lines because the tip is not sharp enough. So I suggest that you use a pencil or eyebrow pomades that needs a makeup brush for lining the arches. 

The crayon cannot be sharpened so time will come that it will flatten. When the surface is flat instead of pointed, it will be harder to do a precise strokes in our eyebrows. 


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 399php

Where to buy? Maybelline Counters, Lazada, BeautyMNL

As promised, I will be giving away a very nice Maybelline set this month of July! 

Get this wonderful Maybelline Fashion Brow Set by joining my Rafflecopter Giveaway for the month of July! I will carefully check each entry so make sure to follow the instructions. Good luck! 

Features & Shades: Eyebrow Powder (Also Posted at BDJ)

Thursday, June 29, 2017 Philippines


Features and Shades’ Eyebrow Powder is new to me, and this eyebrow powder kit is the first product that I have been able to try from the brand. This makeup brand is proudly made in the Philippines and complements Filipinas’ physical attributes.

The kit comes in a set of four shades, from light brown to dark brown. You will not have a problem in creating the right combination of colors that will definitely suit your eyebrows. In my case, I used two shades in fixing my brows. It comes in a small black compact case that has a mirror and two eyebrow brushes. The kit weighs 5g and it is easy to bring when travelling. 

The powders don’t have any unpleasant scent. The texture of the powder is smooth and velvet-like that makes it easy to glide with the brush included. The color is not as pigmented as I expected it to be in one swipe but I find it better that way. Our eyebrows are not something that should be taken for granted and its easy to build up colors over removing it if the powder is too pigmented. 

I did not encounter any problem in its application even though the brush is a little thick and hard. I used two shades to sculpt my brows. For lining the edges, I used the second to the lightest shade. While for the sparse areas, I used the lightest shade to fill it.

The product lasted for 8 to 10 hours on my eyebrows without the need of touch-ups. I was able finish my day at work with my eyebrows still intact. I already have a bushy brows so I sometimes use it with wax to tame my eyebrows. The powder still did its job nicely even with the use of additional wax.


With four choices of colors, you can easily customize the perfect combination of shades for your eyebrows. If you have colored hair like mine, I suggest that you use lighter shades. On the other hand, you can use the darker shades if you have dark-colored hair. This kit’s range of colors can work on any skin tone, so I totally recommend it to everyone.

This kit can also be used as eye shadow. The powder has a similar texture to the typical eye shadow powder. Plus, the powders are matte! I can amazingly use this kit in two ways, which makes it a versatile tool for my travels.

Unboxing My 2nd Elite BDJ Box: All Day Gorgeous (Exclusive Colour Collection Items)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Philippines


As BDJ Box's Beauty Explorer member, I was sent this exclusive BDJ Elite Box. It has been a while since I unboxed my last BDJ Box and I was so excited when I finally got it. 

The BDJ Box's latest elite box consists of exclusive items from Colour Collection for an all day gorgeous look. These makeup provides lasting colors from morning until night. I was amazed that all the products included were in full-size! 

The box came with 12 full-sized items of Colour Collection's essentials. 

6 pieces of All Day Wear Lipstick Suede Collection - 350php/piece 
1 piece High Definition Dual Powder Foundation - 549php
1 piece All Day Wear Eye Shadow Trio Palette - 399php
1 piece All Day Wear 14H Liquid Eye Liner Pen - 369php
1 piece All Day Wear Brow Mascara - 399php
1 piece All Day Wear Lengthening Mascara - 399php
1 piece Colour Intense Face Palette - 499php

Total worth of products: 4,714php

With BDJ Box, you will only pay for 1480php! Subscribe now!

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