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Ever Bilena's Bold Beauty Blogger's Event + Sneak Peek Of New Products

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Philippines


EVER BILENA'S BOLD BEAUTY BLOGGER'S EVENT + SNEAK PEEK OF NEW PRODUCTS

Last June 21, 2017, Ever Bilena and Project Vanity gathered beauty enthusiasts for a fun-filled afternoon featuring the incoming products of Ever Bilena to be launched on August and activities wherein guests could play with all of Ever Bilena's products and then shoot your new look. I am so glad to be invited by Ms. Liz Lanuzo of Project Vanity because I wanted to know more about Ever Bilena's new products.

I remember that ever since I tried using makeup back in High School, Ever Bilena was the brand that was readily available and they always had that cute packaging. It is also a makeup that any student could easily afford. 

For the pick and shoot activity, there are choices of looks presented that I can copy and the look that I chose is the Nude Alert. I love nude looks because wherever I go, I wanted to achieve that "no makeup" makeup look and that is the reason why I chose Nude Alert.  I was given the items I needed to re-create the Nude Alert look from their shopping area. 

The Nude Alert consisted of 3 products that I was required to use: Ever Bilena All Day Eyeliner Pen, Ever Bilena Cheek Blush in Brown, and Ever Bilena Ultra Matte Lipstick in Innocence.


Look at my makeup after I used the products in achieving the Nude Alert Look. I also used their liquid foundation and powder for my face. 


After re-creating the Nude Alert look, I was asked to have our shot taken by Mr. Hub Pacheco. (I hope they have a copy because I forgot to get one from their files!) 


I had so much fun catching up with my fellow beauty blogger friends that I was not able to test much of their products except for their eye catching Eye shadow palette and the new products to be launched this August!





Of course, I will not forget to share a sneak peek to all of my readers about the upcoming products. First, let me share my favorite and the items that I will buy first from the new releases! Their new Glow Out Highlighters! Oh my, it definitely looks like Becca's Highlighters and I cannot stop raving about it. 



Next, they have mascaras in in cute pink casings! The black color of the mascaras are intense!







Next, they will also release liquid lipsticks! Oh yeah! More lipsticks to hoard!





Last, Ever Bilena will also release a smudge-proof eyebrow pen! It is available in two colors. 


With my latest travel to Batangas to attend a wedding last June 17, I noticed that my current train case is small for my makeup stuff. I plan to buy a bigger one but it was as if I was heard by the heavens because I won a BIGGER train case at Ever Bilena's Bold Beauty Event! Yay! Thank you so much Ever Bilena!




Before I end this post, let me share a short video during the event! :)


Anyway, is it August already? LOL. It is because I cannot wait for all of the new items! Unfortunately, the prices for all of the new releases are not yet available. Knowing Ever Bilena though, I know that it will be budget-friendly. 

Cathy Doll: Nude Me Nude Eyeshadow

Sunday, June 18, 2017 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: CATHY DOLL'S NUDE ME NUDE EYESHADOW

For each passing day, new palettes are being released by different brands and for this year, Cathy Doll released their Nude Me Nude Eyeshadow Palette that reminded me of Urban Decay's Naked 1. Is it another dupe? Let us find out!

Brand: Cathy Doll

Type: Nude Eyeshadow

Weight: 1g/eyeshadow x 12 = 12g

Product Description: 



Ingredients: 



Look at all the nice warm nude eye shadows! Oooh La La!


Pros: 

I love the packaging and how light it feels because it will be easier to bring it with me when I travel. Plus, the packaging's design is so cute!

For an affordable palette, it contains a mixture of different eye shadow finish from matte to shimmering colors. It will be easy to mix and match with all the twelve colors you could choose from. 

The colors of the palette is similar to Urban Decay's Naked 1 but somehow still different. It is not as pigmented as compared to my Urban Decay but its quality is still amazing. (Check my comparison of shades below.)

I love that it does not create chalky mess. Also, it has a smooth and powder-like texture making it easy for me to apply it on my eyes. 

I tried using it on my 12 hours shift at work without any primer, it survived but with signs of fading. The eye shadow remained full and intact for at least 8 hours. For a lasting eye shadow, it is still easy to remove with water and soap or makeup remover. 

I recommend this palette to beginners because this palette is easy to use even when mixing with different colors. The shades are light and easy to blend that the chance of ruining the look is slim. Plus, this palette is affordable for only 499php!

Cons:

Several layers of application are needed if you wanted to make a smokey eyes look. 

It comes with a dual ended foam-brush but I do not use it because I prefer using brushes with bristles but it is still nice that Cathy Doll thought about including a dual ended brush. 


SWATCH:

Cathy Doll Nude

VS

Urban Decay's Naked 1

Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 499php

Where to buy? Cathy Doll Stores, Zalora 

To know more about Cathy Doll, you can follow them on their Instagram account at @cathydollphils. Thank you for reading. Stay posted for my other Cathy Doll reviews. 

Cathy Doll: Nude Me Eyeshadow Palettes + Swatches

Friday, June 16, 2017 Philippines


CATHY DOLL'S NUDE ME EYESHADOW PALETTES

Palettes are always fun to collect in any type, whether it is eyeshadow, lip, blush or highlighting palette. Do you agree? I can feel that it is a yes. So, can you imagine my excitement when I received this three Nude Me Eyeshadow Palettes by Cathy Doll! 

The three palettes came from the Nude Me Collection and the types are 01 Nude, 02 Smoky, and 03 Pink Champagne. The palettes reminded me of Urban Decay's Naked shades and it made me more curious in trying out the products. 


I will tell you a secret...this palette is more affordable compared to other brands (that I use) and the quality is great! Get this palette for only 499php each! 

I will be reviewing each of this palette separately but let me share with you now the comparison of swatches. 


What palette caught your eyes? :)

Cathy Doll Philippines Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary + New Products

Thursday, June 15, 2017 Philippines


CATHY DOLL PHILIPPINES' CELEBRATES 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY + NEW PRODUCTS

Its surreal! I feel like it was just yesterday when I received an invitation for a product launch of a cosmetic and skin care product but the truth is it has been a year already since Cathy Doll launched their products here in our country straight from Thailand. 

I would love to go the event and celebrate with the team of Cathy Doll but unfortunately, I was not able to attend Cathy Doll's first year anniversary celebration because I was sick with Acute Exudative Tonsillopharyngitis and during that time, my fever was so high even with antibiotics that the doctor even started ruling out Dengue Fever because of my high fever and petechial rashes. Thankfully, I do not have Dengue Fever and the rashes were caused by my the consistent high fever for almost a week. 

Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Nikki Tiu, Karmart and LifeStrong Marketing, Inc. (The companies behind Cathy Doll's franchise in Philippines.), they still sent me the new products at home. I was thrilled when I got it and saw the new amazing products that I cannot wait to share with you from their Nude Me Collection

The Nude Me Collection includes the Liquid Lip Matte, Sculpting Highlight and Shading Cushion, Eyeshadow Palettes, and Eyebrow Mascara. 

Of course, expect a detailed review to be posted by me! For now, check out the branches of Cathy Doll stores for your reference: 


To know more about Cathy Doll, you can also like their Facebook page here and in Instagram at @cathydollphils.. 

Pamper Your Dad on Father's Day at SvelT'i

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Philippines


PAMPER YOUR DAD ON FATHER'S DAY AT SVELT'I...BECAUSE THEY NEED IT TOO

I wish I could turn back time because I miss my Dad so much. I miss everything about him literally. First, by being a doting father like cooking for me, attending to my school activities, watching my cheer dance performances back in High School, preparing food and rooms for my sleep-overs with friends, coming with me during my College Entrance Exams, driving me to work, and even going to salons and skin care clinics! I knew that he deserves to rest after suffering from Cancer but there will always be a selfish part of me that I wish he is still here with me. 

Being a father is not easy because life is hectic specially when juggling the time between his work and family. Imagine all the sacrifices that they had to make, starting from spending long hours at work, suffering from the traffic everyday and yet upon arriving at home, they still make time for his family. The little time left from their day can be spent resting or doing their own hobbies but they wanted the best for his family and they always put it aside. 

Just like my Dad, unfortunately, his health and wellness became compromised just to fulfill his paternal calling though sickness can also be a part of many other factors, for example is genetics. 

Sometimes, they push their body to its limits just so they could focus on their work. The problem is, stress and exhaustion can develop to a more serious problems. Stress can result to acne breakouts and wrinkle formation. Then add the lifestyle of drinking alcohol, eating cholesterol-and-fat-rich food which are readily available and quick to consume for someone with a busy lifestyle. As a result, they can gain weight, build up high blood pressure and be exposed to medical conditions like cardio-vascular illnesses. 

Fortunately, there are now cutting-edge, non-invasive solutions that can stop hardworking fathers from going down to slippery slopes of bad habits and restore them to the path of health and wellness. More than that, they can also look younger, more attractive as rejuvenation process takes over. 

According to Dr. Lalaine Salazar, Medical Director of SvelT'i Health and Beauty Centre in Timog Avenue at Quezon City, "Modern-day treatments that can be address the father's health issues do not require surgery of any downtime. We understand that time is precious to these gentlemen. These treatments can be done withing 30 to 45 minutes and they can return back to work or go to their next power meeting. And these results-oriented men will also be happy to know that they can see positive changes in their body and face only after one session.".

Our fathers deserve pampering sessions and they need it too. Dads who want to get back in shape during Father's Day are advised to try out one or several of the following treatments: 

1. Facials


Facials administered at SvelT'i are popular for their anti-aging effect. This facial get rid of blackheads, whiteheads, and other facial impurities. They control and prevent the development of pigmentation which tends to mar the skin. As a result, the face acquires a moisturized and well-balanced skin tone after the treatment. 

2. Revlite

Revlite works deeper and is designed to remove melasma, longstanding unwanted pigments, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne marks. This revolutionary Q-Switched ND:YAG laser features PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse {PTP} and targets the impurities by producing a special wavelength of light. The light vibrates and breaks down the pigment into tiny particles. The spots will appear lighter with each treatment and eventually fade. Revlite can remove the unflattering effects that too much stress has triggered on the skin of the family breadwinner. 

3. Accurfirme

Personally, I was able to try Accufirme. I already felt the effect on my abdomen even after one session. It is a procedure that tones the muscles of the body and removes the flabbiness through the use of electrical pulses. One 20-minute session produces the same result that a 225-sit-up exercise does, but without the discomfort or even exerting any effort. The patient can just enjoy the treatment while lying down or even napping in his own private room. 

3. I-Lipo

Finally, I-Lipo culminates the transformation of the beleaguered breadwinner into a younger-looking, more energetic, and more attractive alpha male. I-Lipo uses low-level pulses to remove unwanted and excessive fat deposits from the body, practically liquefying and siphoning them away. Then afterwards, a vacuum massage is applied on the affected body part to drain the remaining layers of cellulite, complemented by the administration of radio-frequencies for further skin tightening.

The facials and Revlite have reduced or done away with the facial impurities and aging symptoms. Accufirm has tightened his muscles, and flattened his stomach. I-Lipo has lessened the flabbiness in his body. One or a combination of these treatments can transform tired old Dad into a gorgeous-looking guy with a fit body that will run with more energy. It’s an amazing change that his wife and kids will gladly welcome, especially on Father’s Day.

To know more about SvelT’i’s treatments, please inquire at (02)332-7546 / 09188-SVaELTI (783584) or visit the clinic at 5F South Insula Condominium #61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City from Mondays to Fridays from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. You may also visit SvelT’i FB page at www.facebook.com/sveltiph and IG account @SVELTI_PH.

Maybelline's Fit Me Now In Philippines + Meet 10 Make IT Happen Girls

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Philippines


MAYBELLINE'S FIT ME IS FINALLY IN THE PHILIPPINES AND MEET 10 MAKE IT HAPPEN GIRLS

The Fit Me Collection by Maybelline New York were considered must-haves from other countries and users gave amazing feed backs for years now and ever since then, most of us Filipinas had been wishing that it would be brought here in our home land. The only Fit Me product that we have in the Philippines that recently became available is their Fit Me Concealer (which is a famous NARS dupe). 

Last June 7 2017 at Sara Black Photography Studio in Makati, our prayers had been answered when I got an invitation as part of the Maybelline Squad. You know why? It is because the most awaited and highly-anticipated products from Maybelline New York just brought the rest of Maybelline Fit Me Collection franchise here in the Philippines with a BANG!

Watch my short video coverage of the event here: 




Along with the franchise came the Fit Me Liquid Foundation, Fit Me Foundation Stick and Fit Me Pressed Powder. Of course, they still included the Fit Me Concealer during the launch. It is hard to find the perfect fit when it comes to foundations and powders because we all have different skin tones and finding the best match is nearly impossible with the limited range of shades available in the Philippines. Fret no more because Maybelline Fit Me offers a wide range of shades that we all could try and test to find the perfect match! 

"Most of the time, Filipinas are offered only about four foundation shades to choose from, which makes it a real challenge to find their perfect shade. As Fit Me comes in 10 shades to choose from, Filipinas can finally easily find their FIT. What is even more exciting is that the Fit Me line that we're bringing in here offers a Matte + Poreless finish, which is suitable for the Filipina skin.", said by Ms. Bianca Sing, Maybelline's Junior Product Manager of Maybellne. 

To test and check what shades of the Maybelline Fit Me Line I should use, I had a make over done by make-up artist, Ms. Ana.

Behind the scene.

Compared to my previous flat, ashy and pale makeup look, my make over made me look fresh, flawless and poreless with the use of the new Fit Me line products. 

Just to share, I am a MAC NC15 to NC20 user and I have a warm undertone with combination skin type. As assessed by the Ms. Ana, the make-up artist, I should use Fit Me Liquid Foundation in 125, Fit Me Foundation Stick and Fit Me Powder in 130 and the Fit Me Concealer in shade 20. (Check out my before and after photos below.)


During the launch, I took the opportunity to swatch all the shades available and offered by Maybelline so I could share it to you my readers. Let us start with the Fit Me Concealer. 

Say goodbye to dark circles, pimples, and dark spots in an instant with Fit Me Concealer that gives you that natural coverage for zero flaws and blemishes. It is available in four shades.



Next, the Fit Me Pressed Powder is a mattifying powder that fits the skin tone and texture, perfect for touch-ups and offers a poreless looking finish with shine control. Amazingly, the pressed powders are available in 8 shades!



The Fit Me Foundation Stick, the very first foundation stick by Maybelline New York, is an oil absorbing stick that is creamy and can blend into a natural matte looking finish skin. It has an exclusive anti-shine powder core that instantly dissolves excess oil. There are 8 shades you can choose from the Fit Me Foundation Stick. 



Last, my favorite Fit Me Liquid Foundation! This liquid foundation can fit any skin tone and texture, leaving a natural and seamless finish. It is the best seller from the Fit Me Line abroad and definitely a must-have. The shades brought in the Philippines are not complete but it offers 10 shades that is already a wide range of colors that you could choose from. 



With all the four types of products from the Maybelline Fit Me collection, you do not need to settle for anything less than perfect. You can now shout into the world, "Don't judge me. Don't hide me. Don't change me. FIT ME!!!". The products are now available in Lazada and will be available in counters this July 2017!

During the event, I am so honored to have a photo taken by Ms. Sara Black herself. She is a member of the 10 inspiring Filipinas that I am excited to share. 


On this day, Maybelline New York also introduced the new beauty trend, the "make it happen" attitude and the "maker" mindset. As of today, more and more young Filipinas are empowered than ever. They now know how to express themselves specially on what they want and what their opinion is. It also entails their choice in beauty and fashion. Sometimes the only problem is that they lack the confidence. 

Maybelline knew on how to help them move forward and boost their confidence by giving a dose of inspiration. Apart from believing in the transformative power of beauty and using the energy of Maybelline to Make Dreams Happen, Maybelline knows that being a venue to share the stories of young successful women is what every Filipina needs to carve out a name for themselves and make IT happen. So on this day, Maybelline takes it a notch higher as they bring forth its "Make It Happen" movement as it partner with 10 young Filipina "Makers" by giving them a venue to share their inspirational stories. 

The Marketing Director of Maybelline Philippines, Ms. Cary Co, shared that "Maybelline has always believed in the power of beauty to make things happen. We want our message on empowerment and possibilities to be a part of every young Filipina's narrative.".

She also added, "Our partnership with these 10 girls signals our commitments to bring forth what we truly mean by "Make IT happen". We hope that by giving these girls a venue to share their stories, we are able to inspire other girls to make their own stories of success happen.".

Maybelline's 10 Inspiring Filipinas

The members of the 10 young Filipina Makers share their own make it happen stories: 

1. Photographer Sara Black on her "Make Imagination Happen" Story

I personally met Ms. Sara Black during the photo shoot and she is someone that I can idolize. She draws inspiration from within and as a professional photographer she shared that she makes imagination happen through visualizing the image in her mind and translating it into reality through a photograph. "What drives me is the need to stay current and putting my best work forward. Never be complacent." shared by Ms. Sara Black. 

2. Celebrity Stylist Kimi Yap on her "Make Confidence Happen" Story
3. Fashion Designer Rosenthal Tee on her "Make Fashion Happen" Story
4. Model Maureen Wroblewitz on her "Make Bold Happen" Story
5. Calligrapher Alexis Ventura on her "Make Creativity Happen" Story

As an artist and entrepreneur, Ms. Alexis Ventura transformed her hobby into a business, but not without the challenges that this brings. She shares that "though turning a hobby into a business is a blessing, finding the right opportunities to develop myself and my team was not easy. Working to reach big dreams with limited resources allows us to be even more creative with our solutions.".

6. Athlete Denisse Lazaro on her "Make Strength Happen" Story
7. Education Advocate Arizza Nocum on her "Make Change Happen" Story
8. Blogger Lissa Kahayon on her "Make Ambitious Happen" Story

Ms. Lissa Kahayon shared, "Being a fashion designer and blogger gives me an opportunity to express myself and share bits of my life to my readers. Being recognized and appreciated for what I do also drives me to succeed and to strive to be better in what I do, I've allowed myself to take risks, accept challenges, and dream big.".

9. Fitness Guru Ida Paras on her "Make Determination Happen" Story
10. Filmmaker Janina Manipol on her "Make Dedication Happen" Story

Glad to have one of their exclusive shirts during the event! I am delighted and honored to be part of the Maybelline Squad Philippines!!!

For now, these are a glimpse of the many Make IT Happen stories that Maybelline is set to share to young Filipinas through its "Maker" campaign. To know more about the Maybelline Maker campaign, visit www.maybelline.com.ph and watch the latest global anthem here: http://bit.ly/2szdmGS. What are you waiting for? It is time to unleash the Maker in you and #makeithappen! Keep visiting www.facebook.com/MaybellinePhilippines to be updated. 

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