Monday, February 20, 2017 Philippines
PRODUCT REVIEW: LEADERS INSOLUTION'S AQUARINGER WHITE VELVET MASK
Too much stress with work takes a toll on my skin and add the aging process, it makes it all worse. I am so tired while writing this review about one of the best masks that I tried, the Leaders Insolution's Aquaringer White Velvet Mask, but I really want to share that we should not neglect ourselves by being consumed with work.
Honestly, I am seriously thinking of quitting as a nurse working in a hospital. The never ending overtime hours, naturally stressful environment and catching up with paper works makes me feel like I hate my life. It takes too much of my time and I feel so tired all the time but if I do quit, I do not know any other jobs than being a nurse. I think I need time to unwind and re-think. I do not hate being a nurse, in fact my job is very fulfilling but right now I am not sure of what I want. I just want a break and this blog is always my sweet escape when I want to breathe and do one thing that I enjoy.
Anyway, enough with the drama and let us go back to what is important and that is taking care of your skin! Specially if you are always exposed to sun, stress and lack of sleep. If there is one thing I regret, it is about neglecting my skin. I just started routinely using skincare products for at least 5 years now and I should have started earlier. If I invested in skincare back when I was in High School, my skin may looked better today. My advice, start 'em young!
I have a niece who started strict skincare regimen since in High School and her skin today is so good. She is already working for a few years now and her skin still looks like years before. She does not need any foundation at all. She just wears sunscreen, bb cream and she will just add colors through lipstick and blush on. Her secret? Taking care of her skin day and night through strict skin care regimen. She makes sure she wears a sunscreen in daylight and twice a day she puts on moisturizer, serum, eye cream. At night, she adds facial masks! She already does the usual Korean Skin Care even before it became famous.
For today, you can add this mask as a must-have in your list! I already tried Leaders mask before but I was not able to post a review about it. This time, I managed to get a box when it was put on sale for 50% off last December 2016. I will now share my thoughts on why I love it!
There are a lot of Leaders Insolution Masks available and I was not able to try all of it YET but for this post I will be sharing my great find, Aquaringer White Velvet.
Brand: Leaders Insolution
Type: Aquaringer White Velvet
Product Description and Ingredients: (I am sorry its written in Korean)
From the box, it was indicated that the mask's target is for skin condition with wrinkles, lacks nutrition, dry and with dead skin cells.
I used this the first time after a tiring long hours at work. My skin looked dull and dry and I knew my skin needed some loving.
Upon opening, I noticed that the mask is fully soaked with essence and that it has a thin sheet. Its a dual gel mask that makes the mask more effective in hydrating the skin whichever way you put it. Make sure you have a towel or tissue on standby because once you remove the mask from the pack, it drips a lot of essence. My experience is that the mask's excess essence dropped on my wood flooring. (Sorry Mom!)
Even though it is soaked with essence, its not sticky because it has a water-like to almost gel-like substance. Its light and did not made my skin greasy so its safe to share that people with oily skin can still use this mask.
I love how thin the mask is, I can still see my skin underneath and its making me feel that its more effective because I can visibly see that its fully hydrating my skin with the essence.
The mask's holes fitted the right places and the mask was able to cover my whole face.
The reason why I consider it a must-have is because of the effect. It has an immediate firming and brightening and glowing effect after removal and it is retained after washing my face the next day. ITs hard to find a product that has an immediate result and imagine if I will use this everyday, it can make a difference on my skin!
The essence left on my skin after removing it took at least 10 minutes before it was fully absorbed by my skin. After washing my face the next day, my pores looked smaller and I am amazed!
My skin looked nourished and less dull after one use. I did not experience any greasy effect and breakouts.
There are a lot of essence left inside the pack. I used it on my neck, chest and elbows. It has an amazing effect on my elbows, you should try it. It can make it soft and really smooth.
Well, it should really be effective considering the price. One sheet costs 178php. Its expensive if I will use it on a daily basis. Its a good thing that I was able to buy one box at 50% discount. My suggestion, use it at least once to twice a week and if you are following the Korean Skin Care like I do, you can use cheaper masks in between. (I suggest you can use one of my great finds, Hadabisei in between the times of using Leaders Aquaringer.)
Leaders Insolution Masks are not yet readily available in all the stores. I hope they will be soon.
HOW IT LOOKS LIKE:
Buy again? 100%
Overall Rating: 5/5
Price: 178php per mask
Where to buy? I got mine from SM North EDSA Beauty Section in Department Store. For other SM Department Stores: SM Makati, SM Manila, SM San Lazaro, SM Cubao, SM Cebu, SM Davao, SM Aura, SM Megamall. Robinsons Ermita Department Store. For their stores, you can check out their branches at Lucky China Town, Festival Mall and Robinsons Ermita.
Remember, take care of your skin. Its a precious gift we could give to ourselves. Goodnight and have a happy dream everyone!
Sunday, February 19, 2017 Philippines
HEY SUGAR WAXING SALON NATIONAL HAIR FREE DAY
To women, waxing must already be familiar. For me, every time that I hear it, the first thing that comes into my mind is the uncomfortable feel of hair removal. Still, to most women, they use waxing as a standard procedure in grooming unwanted hair. After booking and showing up in their appointments, they are ready to go through the seemingly painful procedure just to emerge outside with a smooth and hair-free skin.
To be honest, according to the people that I know who does regular waxing, it does not sound as excruciating as you can imagine as long as you go to a trusted and right waxing salon.
If its your first time, you should take yourself to a reputable waxing salon and let the process be discussed to avoid any cause of anxiety. The waxing salon staff should be able to demonstrate why there is no need to feel self-conscious and assure you that you are in the right hands of experts.
The aestheticians are trained to work with the services and they do anything to help ease any discomfort to their clients. The process is swift, simple and straightforward. If you think you are finally ready to give it a try, then there is no better time than April 3rd because Hey Sugar Waxing Salon, the country's premier all-natural waxing destination will celebrate National Hair Free Day.
With this occasion, you can visit any Hey Sugar Waxing Salon Branch between 10AM to 1PM so that you can get a free underarm waxing and eyebrow threading for free! Amazing, right?
Make sure to follow them in their Facebook account here, to know updates and list of their branches.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Philippines
MAYBELLINE: MAKE IT HAPPEN WITH LIZA SOBERANO
Last February 18, I was invited as part of the Maybelline Squad to join the exclusive media interview to the newest brand ambassador and one of the prettiest face and IT Girl here in the Philippines, Ms. Liza Soberano that was held at SM City North EDSA, The Block. Maybelline is a makeup brand that is known to make any makeup look happen and for this day, together with Liza Soberano the event is all about Maybelline and making it happen with Liza, in other words: "Make It Happen With Liza Soberano".
The program officially started at 3PM wherein the event was opened to the first 350 customers of Maybelline. At 5PM, the exclusive media interview will be held at Lugang Cafe with the media and of course, the Maybelline Squad!
Shoppers with a minimum of 1000php single-receipt purchase (with the Clear Smooth Powder that Liza loves included in purchase) will get a chance to meet and greet Ms. Liza Soberano. Not only that, besides getting the chance to be up close and personal with your idol, you can also get a chance to win raffles during the event!
Its amazing to see that there are so many fans that cannot wait to meet her. They are all excited and I can see them enjoying the activities and make-overs. While waiting for Ms. Liza's arrival, participants can join the activities during the event. You can have a make-over, have a "Mofie" and have your picture taken in a magazine-like cover all for free once you availed an entry to the event with your 1000php single receipt. .
Feel like a star in front of a Magazine Cover with this Photo Studio by Maybelline
Shoot your "Mofie" or moving selfie here at Maybelline Studio
Ms. Liza then arrived with a song and dance performance of "Do not Let Me Down" by the Chainsmokers and Daya. Is it just me or she looks like a Barbie? Specially with her pink top, right? Oh, Miss Liza...how to be you? LOL. I admire her beauty, its all natural.
After her performance, she shared with her fans that she is so happy to be the new face of Maybelline that she almost cried because of her joy.
Miss Liza Soberano added that she would describe herself as "Extra-ordinary". She likes sport look and red lips and matte shades too! Liza also added that she likes mascara over lipstick. The first Maybelline products that she bought are Mascara and Baby Lips!
Her top three Makeup Must-haves are Powder, Eyebrow products and mascara. With Maybelline, you can have all of it and make it happen.
After answering the beauty questions, she was ready to meet and greet her fans and have photos taken with them.
As part of the Maybelline Squad, I am so happy that I was able to join the exclusive media interview with Ms. Liza Soberano at Lugang Cafe, SM North EDSA, The Block.
Together with Ms. Liza at the front is Mr. Ogie Diaz and Ms. Cary Co and they are ready for the press conference.
Ms. Cary Co (Marketing Director of Maybelline Philippines) and Ms. Liza Soberano
I will be sharing to you my readers what I found out from during the exclusive interview with Liza Soberano.
Ms. Mari (Doll Up Mari) asked her about what can Liza say about people who are ashamed in wearing makeup because of what other people will say. She advised that we girls should not let anyone put us down. Our happiness should be what matters specially if it will give us the confidence. If wearing makeup is what makes us confident, push for it and make it happen! She also added that she uses makeup every time she goes out.
Liza Soberano loves being a Maybelline Girl and that is her favorite part. She felt good to be the brand's voice in reaching out to women and to be able to empower women to be confident and make it happen. Her top Maybelline products are the Powder Foundation, Creamy Matte Lipsticks and Eyebrow Pencils.
Liza's Maybelline Picks: Clear Smooth Powder Foundation, Hypercurl Mascara and Creamy Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice
Miss Liza shared that she used a Maybelline lipstick during the Star Magic Ball and Enrique Gil complimented that she looked beautiful while using the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Clay Crush.
The Maybelline product that she suggested to be used by ages 10 to 12 is the Baby Lips and Clear Smooth Powder that is best for young girls.
Even one of the prettiest young star in the Philippines has her own insecurities and she honestly shared that she feels insecure of her weight. She worries that the camera makes her look bigger and that she looks bigger than most girls that you can watch on television. Liza shared her workout routine that she tries to keep it up for at least three times a week. She has her own trainor but she does cardio more.
One thing that most girls can relate too, I am happy to let you in that she is also a fan of Audrey Hepburn! Yay! I like Audrey Hepburn too, her beauty is classic and timeless.
Her last advice to us women is to always be yourself no matter what and to push ourselves to reach our goals. That is one of the best advice that I hear for this year and I would like to keep in my heart.
Her movie, My Ex and Whys already hit 31.5million and she is so thankful to get the support from all of her fans. Let us all watch out as she imparted that together with Enrique Gil, they will air another "teleserye" soon.
Watch this video of the exclusive interview and the activities during the event of Maybelline: Make It Happen With Liza.
I admit, I had this moment of slowness because of the rush of people asking photos with Liza that I was not able to ask someone to take a photo of me and Liza. She is way taller than me that I was not able to shot a photo that is wide enough for us. Ugh, moment of stupidity but I am so happy even though the photo is not perfect. I hope I can meet her again soon and have a better selfie photo with her.
Still, being able to see her up close and having my Creamy Matte Lipstick signed by her made the day perfect! Thank you so much Maybelline and Liza!
Of course, the post is not complete without photos with my fellow beauty bloggers. I was not able to take photos with Gretchen, Mari and Raych! But here's one with Gen-zel, one of the first beauty bloggers that I was able to meet personally.
Gen-zel of http://www.gen-zel.com/
Thank you for reading and I hope I was able to share something new and informative from Ms. Liza Soberano. I will try to review the lipstick that she used on Star Magic Ball, Clay Crush, soon. Until my next post, have a great day!!!
Friday, February 17, 2017 Philippines
TITUS PENS CELEBRATES NATIONAL DOODLING DAY + GRAND LAUNCH OF COLORED PENCILS AND CRAYONS
I am a nurse and pens are my life. I consume at least 3 black pens per week because of all the paper works that needs to be filled day by day. Since then, I make sure I have a stock of Titus Black and Red pens with me. Its the perfect combination for me because I like the ink of their pens and its super affordable too!
Last February 17, 2017, Titus Pens welcomed their newest addition to their family in the Activity Center of Trinoma, Quezon City. The most vivid edition of colored pencils and crayons are now coming our way as Titus Pens extended their products to a more colorful products. Now, art enthusiasts are thrilled with this INK-redible products! Living as the biggest oil gel technology brand in the Philippines filled the past three years with vibrant and lively lines of art goodies molding creativity and shaping talent among budding Filipino Artists. (See how the artists enjoy doing live art exhibitions to create hairstyles for Liza Soberano below.)
The brand manager for Titus Pens Associate, Mr. Franz Santiago, was sure that everyone will love the latest set of art kits. (Include me!) He shared, "Titus Pens promises you that it will only product innovative and one of a kind art supplies for the next generations.", he also added, "And indeed, it has proven the promise to everyone by making enchanting art works using the new line of inks. Stirred audience showed their wave of approval when they reinvented their masterpieces with explosion of colors.".
I was able to witness young aspirant artists showcasing their inimitable talent during the fun-filled activities that Titus Pens prepared in the event. The art festival featured different categories through calligraphy, poster making, mangga art and doodling. Titus Pens partnered with National Book Store in their new product extensions namely the Titus Crayons and Titus Colored Pencils that come in exciting and vivacious colors.
There are also young doodlers from various schools and universities that competed for the best output at the Titus Pens INK-redible Manila 2017 or the National Doodling Day Edition.
The best art pieces made by artists and participants were also awarded during the event. There are art auctioned pieces that were immediately sold for a cost in giving financial assistance to Helping Land being the chosen charity. Helping Land supported the event by participating in quick and fun sessions of doodling using the Titus Pens' products.
While waiting for the arrival of the Titus Pens' Celebrity Brand Ambassador, we definitely enjoyed music Performances by Autotelic, December Avenue and one of my favorite OPM bands, Moonstar88! (If you are a follower of my blog and Facebook Page, I did a Live video during Moonstar88 performance.)
Besides the band performing live during the event, I also enjoyed the special pen buffet. Imagine I could get all the pens that I can fit in the provided Titus Pens' pouch for free! Yay! My problem for hoarding pens for work is now solved for long while!
One of the highlights during the event is the fashion show. Models wore fashionably designed clothes made by fashion designer, Mr. Kuds Cruz, using the new Titus Colored Permanent Markers and fabric paint for background. I thought that it was all fabric paint that was used or it was embroidered but no, its made of pure art!
The crowd was overwhelmed when Ms. Liza Soberano, Titus Pens' Celebrity Brand Amabassador graced the event for a meet and greet with avid fans, just like me! Titus Pens' President, Mr. Ben Arlen Tan together with his wife, Ms. Debbie Tan posted a photo with Ms. Liza Soberano. Also joining them are their artistic children.
Her beauty is really one of a kind, I got captivated by her beauty and all I can think about is she looks like a Barbie straight from the box!
I definitely had fun with my blogger friends during the Titus Pens' National Doodling Day and Grand Launch of their new products and I cannot wait to doodle too at home.
With Rochelle and Michelle
With Jing of mykikaystuff.com
Thank you so much Titus Pens for the generosity and my supply of pens that I got during the special buffet! I was able to share it to my staff, family and friends.
Before I end this post, watch this short video that I made captured during the event:
Don't miss the launch of their upcoming Titus Gel Pen and Titus Pens Erasable. Follow them Titus Pens on Facebook to keep yourself posted to the evolution of colored pens in the world full of exciting hues! Spread the love and share the gift of color in every form, size and diversity from this year's Titus Pens National Doodling Day by following them on Instagram, @TitusPensPH. For any inquiries, you can also call them at 02-364-6041.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Philippines
HEY SUGAR WAXING SALON OPENS AT SM CALAMBA
I can still remember the time when I used to live in Laguna and the only mall that I can go to that is near in Calamba is Waltermart but now SM made its way to Calamba, Laguna.
Living in the tropics can have its ups and downs but maintaining our body all year round to be fit and ready for summer can be exhausting.
Its hard to maintain a smooth skin no matter the season specially when we need to hit the beach or pool anytime soon but it can easily be sorted by having an appointment to your nearest waxing salon.
Hey Sugar Waxing Salon wants their clients satisfied as they make sure to make them feel fabulous every after availing of services. Not only that, Hey Sugar makes all-natural and 100% Sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. Using a 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations that is usually caused by a traditional wax. The all natural waxing salon found a way for a gentler but no less effective way in keeping our skin smooth and hair-free.
The interiors of Hey Sugar Waxing Salon is warm, inviting and discreet. Its the perfect pampering salon when you just want a relaxing day. Clients can walk in and expect a clean and sterile environment that is ideal for the services that they offer.
Hey Sugar Waxing Salon also have expert aestheticians who were trained to deliver best results. If it is your first time, don't hesitate to ask your aesthetician any question about the process and advantages of having a sugar waxing done. For veterans though, you already know that you will walk out of your appointment satisfied with the results specially after using an all-organic hair-removal methods.
As shared by Mr. Arvin A. Amaro, Hey Sugar's Marketing Head, "We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers - it's a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment - and that's exactly what we have waiting for them here.".
At the end of the day, everyone deserves some sugar and there's no better place to go to than heading to Hey Sugar Waxing Salon and they just opened their newest branch at SM Calamba.
They have 23 branches that includes UP Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod. To know more about Hey Waxing Salon, you can follow them at: facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh, Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils and Instagram.com/HeySugarPhils.
For bookings 09958401584.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Philippines
YOUR ULTIMATE SUMMER PAMPERING DESTINATION: NAILAHOLICS NAIL SALON AND SPA
Summer is near and I can already feel it coming. That means hot weather, beach time, wearing shorts, thin fabrics, sundresses, sunglasses and wearing a sandals! The big question though, is my feet ready to wear sandals? I can now be worry-free because Nailaholics got it covered.
Nailaholics, the city's top urban nail and pampering destination in the country, has been everyone's go-to destination for the season, so here's a run-down of things-to-do to keep our skin, tips, and toes summer ready!
Last Christmas season, we have a colder weather. When the wind blew colder and our legs and feet were covered in tights, pants or boots, it was easy to miss our regular waxing and pedicure appointments. With the summer approaching means we have to trade our warm outfits into colorful shorts, summer skirts, dresses paired with our favorite flip-flops or sandals.
We must make it a priority to book an appointment for a pedicure as soon as possible. Besides that, we should also jumpstart the summer season with a waxing session to get your stems ready. Do not forget your legs and underarms too!
Your legs and hands can get the perfect summer shape by booking a moisturizing treatment then followed by a manicure. Also, do not forget to choose a bright hue to color your nails in perfect combination with the season.
Let us all be super Summer-ready before heading to summer adventure get ourselves primed for the season by getting a head to toe buff and polish.
Try the Vitamin Sea that includes Manicure, Pedicure and Foot Spa to stimulate the blood flow and leave skin glowing. After that refreshing treat, be sure to moisturize post treatment by keeping a bottle of Argan oil handy.
Nailaholics have a lot of spa treatments you can choose from to get you relaxed, make sure you're prepped and ready for your next destination.
To know more about Nailaholics, follow them on their Facebook page here.