Level Up Your Mom's Photography Skills With Huawei

Saturday, May 13, 2017 Philippines


Still looking for a gift for your Mom this Mother's Day? How about leveling up her game when it comes to phone and taking photos? Upgrade your mom's phonetography skills with the new Huawei P10 and P10 Plus!

Even though our Moms are always great in doing household chores and making super tasty meals, some of them are not tech-savvy. Most of the times, the photos they take are blurred, out-of-frame or sometimes cropped head or faces! But then again, maybe the device they are using is not right for them. 

You can gift her the brand-new Huawei P10 and P10 Plus this coming Mother's Day. The P10 and P10 Plus' Leica Dual Camera system allows mom to take portrait shots that stimulate professionally taken ones. The powerful combination of phone's 20MP monochrome lens with 12MP RGB lens instantly professionalizes every shot taken. The front-facing camera of the P10 PLUS features Leica's SUMMILUX-H F1.8 aperture that let moms take bright, blur-free selfies even in low light! WOW!!!

The camera hardware can only fulfill its potential when accompanied by Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor with 4GB of RAM, paired with the user-friendly EMUI 5.1 interface. These features helps mom take the perfect shot in no time, with no lag between her pressing the shutter button and the picture being taken and saved to the phone. Now, precious moments will never go fleeting

No worries if mom becomes a shutterbug due to the P10 and P10 Plus’ extraordinary camera performance. All-day picture-taking is a breeze thanks to the phones' 3,200 and 3,750mAh batteries giving her less worries of running out of battery, and the 4x4 LTE MIMO and 2x2 WiFi MIMO connectivity allows her to post her favorite shots on social media, anytime, anywhere.

Finally, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will make mom standout with the phone's elegant, eye-catching Hyper Diamond-Cut Finish in Dazzling Blue, Greenery, and Prestige Gold. The choice between 5.1 and 5.5-inch high-resolution FHD/QHD screens makes viewing content, messages and of course, the gallery vivid and pleasant.

I am looking for a new cellular phone right now and I will make sure to take note of this new amazing features of Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. 

7 Chic Gift Ideas For Your Mother

Friday, May 12, 2017 Philippines


Hello everyone! The month of May was highlighted for mothers as we celebrate Mother's Day during this month. Since the time of Ancient Romans and Greeks, there were festivals being celebrated to praise maternal goddesses. From then on, the celebration evolved but it still has the same essence every time, its for us to be thankful to our mothers and feel blessed. 

Why not show how thankful and blessed you are to your mother, wife or sister by giving special gifts. I just discovered this Polyvore app (follow me at allaboutbeauty101 in Polyvore) and I just combined a great set of clothes, accessories and makeup that you can put together for that special person in your life. 

Fret not, the set of clothes and accessories that can be found in the App were sure luxurious and not readily available but I will recommend something similar that are more affordable and easy to find here in the Philippines. 

1. Bag with Twillies

An Hermes Leather Bag with Twillies are a dream for me but the price is not feasible for everyone. The bag alone costs 872,025php and add the Hermes Twillies for at least 24,000php. (Me = drooling and crying)

You can always copy the look and still look fashionable. Like what I did to mine. I bought a leather bag that is Marikina made for only 450php and I added some twillies around the handles to make it standout. I got the Twillies from Oh My Bag Philippines and they offer limited edition styles for mother's day. Oh My Bag Philippines offers a lot of designs from their Handle Wraps Section that I am sure you will have an easy time selecting your choice. 

The Twillies that I paired with my blue Marikina Bag is called Audrey Handle Wraps and it only costs 350php. The handle wraps were made with stretchable and imported materials. The length is 37.5 inches and I can use it to all of my bags because it is long and stretchable. The width is 1.5 inches that makes it easier to cover more than the usual twillies. 

Audrey Handle Wraps - 350php

Blue is not her favorite color? No problem, you can change the whole look and replace the color blue in this wardrobe set with pink. You can even replace the Marikina made bags with the famous non-branded Beachkin bags which costs at least 1000php and it goes well with Oh My Bag Handle Wraps. 

The twillies that I used on my pink bag is from Oh My Bag too and its also a limited edition for the Mother's Day. This design is called Juliet Handle Wraps. The dimension and materials are the same as Audrey Handle Wraps. 

Juliet Handle Wraps - 350php

Now, you can copy the look of the Hermes Bag with Twillies for only 800 to 1000php. Amazing, right?!

2. White Polo Shirt

Nothing could go wrong with a white polo shirt. I am sure your mother can find the shirt can be paired in any bottoms on her closet. The white polo shirt sample at Polyvore is from Lacoste and it costs 7,055php. You can copy the look in a much affordable price at 1200php with a Zara White Polo Shirt. Most of the times, they offer sales and discounted promos that is why I managed to get mine for only 1200php instead of 1800php. 

Zara White Polo Shirt - 1200php

3. Blue Coat

The blue coat from Polyvore sample is Harris Wharf London Coat that costs 22,870php. You can replace the look with any blue coats that you can buy in Department Stores and brands like H & M, Zara and Forever 21 and usually its priced around 2000php to 4,000php. Its still much cheaper compared to Harris Wharf London. 

4. White Shorts

The white shorts from Polyvore sample is from Philiip Lim and it costs 19,970php. This style of shorts is easy to see in clothes rack in almost all the stores in the Philippines like Uniqlo. The price is usually around 600php to 1000php. You can add belts or scarfs as an accent to your white shorts. 

5. Black Heeled Sandals

Shoes are not hard to find. I buy my heels from Payless most of the times. The heeled sandals by Polyvore costs 1895php but you can find similar styles at Payless, SM Department Stores and Forever 21. If you are lucky like me, you can even get it in a discounted price as much as 70% off. 

6. Red Lipstick 

Finish off the look with a classic red lipstick that I am sure most mothers would love. Buy affordable, highly pigmented creamy lipstick from Maybelline for only 299php each. Try the shades Divine Wine, Rich Ruby, and Siren in Scarlet

7. Warm Shades Eye Shadows
There are a lot of neutral shades eye shadow palettes in the market that are great and affordable. You can try Maybelline's 24 Karat Nudes, The Nudes and the Blushed Nudes that costs 675php each. Wearing neutral eye shadows will compliment the red lipstick that she will be using. 

There, I hope you find my post helpful for a new look your mother can wear that is trending and still classic and beautiful just like her. Make her feel loved this Mother's Day and make sure to let her know how much you appreciate her. We will be nothing without our mothers. That's all for today and thank you for reading everyone!

Maybelline: Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion In Natural + Give Away

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Philippines


Before, I feel like the Cushion was just the same as any other BB Creams or foundations, its just that the matter of application is different. Each time that I use it though from the first time that I tried the Laneige Cushion, there is a difference. My skin looked natural and yet flawless. The ease of use is just a tap-tap away! After appreciating its effect, that was the time that I got addicted and started exploring the use of Cushions from different brands. My favorite right now is the new Maybelline Super BB Cushion and for today I will be sharing my review for the shade Natural (03).  

Brand: Maybelline

Type: Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion

Finish: Matte

Weight: 14g

Shade: Natural (03) - Its also available in Light. For your reference, I am a MAC NC20 user. 

Product Description and How To Use:


The manufacturing date is indicated on the bottom of the box. Its clear and easy to see. 

The compact case of the cushion was the same as the usual compact cases of any other cushion products that is made with hard plastic. 

The sponge included is separated by a connected lid from the cushion itself to avoid absorption of the product into the sponge. Upon opening, there is a sticker placed for added protection over the cushion. 

The cushion was soaked wet with the BB cream and its really full! I was amazed on how the cushion was mixed with the BB cream well. My other cushions were not as soaked with the cream compared to the Maybelline Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion. 

Let me now shorten the pros and cons for you beauties!


This Maybelline Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion is matte but it has a dewy like look when applied that made my skin looked radiant. Check out my close up photo below. Observe the shine on my cheekbones. 

According to Maybelline, this cushion was packed with 8 benefits such as: To provide fresh matte perfection, intense hydration, high coverage, poreless finish, even skintone, no stickiness, no touch-ups, with SPF 25 PA+.

The shade Natural (03) is perfect for my skint one. It looks a little white upon application but it blends evenly and looks like my natural skin once fully absorbed. 

My skin feels light and my skin can breathe even though there was a makeup on. My skin did not develop any dryness while I was using this product even though I use it everyday now. 

I love its coverage! I feel like I am wearing a real foundation. The Maybelline Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion has a medium to high coverage which is really great! My pores looked smaller and my blemishes were barely noticeable. My skin looked even and radiant. 

Another thing that I love about this compact is that, I did not feel greasy at all even after a long day. No stickiness felt specially in the summer heat right now. The cushion even have a bonus of SPF 25 PA+ that will make us protected under the sun too! I can recommend that you can use this in our hot and sunny weather. 

The reason that I want to use it everyday now besides the coverage is that, this cushion lasts long on my skin like a liquid foundation does! It remains fresh and smooth for at least 8 hours and after that my blemishes looked more noticeable but it managed to maintain the fresh and radiant look of my skin. Imagine how easy it is for me not to re-touch and still look decent for both patients and companions in my work. I don't want to scare them by looking pale and zombie-like. Right? ^_^

The cushion is easy to use just with the process of tap-tap! The tapping motion is enough to make the product flawless and mark-free. Its easy to build up the coverage with the use of this tap-tap motion. Plus, the sponge included was effective in making the skin looked flawless. 

For better results, I set it with my Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One Two Way Cake. Setting the cushion with powder lessens the risk of it melting and caking. 

Its affordable for only 749php. Its cheaper than the other Korean brands of Cushions. 


The cushion was designed to be refillable but I do not see any refills being sold in the market yet for the Maybelline Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion.


Compare the coverage the Maybelline Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion did on my skin.

Final look after setting with powder plus addition of blush and lipstick. 

Buy again? 100% (Oh yes!)

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 749php

Where to buy? Maybelline Counters nationwide, Lazada

You want to try this cushion? I will be giving away one Maybelline Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion in shade Natural (03) (plus I will add some surprise freebies) to one lucky reader. Just join below! Have fun and take care beauties!

Maybelline: Powder Matte Lipstick in Cherry Chic

Monday, May 8, 2017 Philippines


The last lipstick from the Powder Matte Complete Collection that I will review. Don't be sad though because I will be reviewing the Loaded Bolds next! Are you excited to see the swatches? I cannot wait to share it all to you! For today though, I will be sharing my review for Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick in Cherry Chic. 

This looks similar to Noir Red but Cherry Chic is darker. So, let us check it out more about this below. 

Brand: Maybelline

Type: Powder Matte

Finish: Matte

Weight: 3.9g

Shade: Cherry Chic

Product Description: Not listed



This lipstick is light and similar to Noir Red but this is a little darker. When worn though, it looks redder than the Noir Red. 

One to two layers are enough to fully coat the lips. The texture of the lipstick is powder-like just like the others that is why its easy to glide over the lips and I experience no tugging. 

The lipstick does not bleed out or feather out of the lips. It does not build up on lip lines but it settles a little on the dry patches of my lips. 

The lasting power is decent from four to six hours without any consumption of food. It can easily be removed and it does not leave any stain. 

Its affordable for only 299php. 


The lipstick settles a little on dry patches but its not that noticeable.


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 299php

Where to buy? Maybelline Counters, Lazada

Stay posted for my reviews for Maybelline's Loaded Bolds Collection. 

Maybelline: Powder Matte Lipstick in Noir Red

Sunday, May 7, 2017 Philippines


Yay! Second to the last Maybelline Powder Matte Lipsticks review that I am going to share on my blog. The Noir Red when you look at the packaging looks like its a dark plum lipstick but its not. Its a light red lipstick! Curious to know? Read more about my review. 

Brand: Maybelline

Type: Powder Matte

Finish: Matte

Weight: 3.9g

Shade: Noir Red

Product Description: Not listed



If you wanted to wear a classic red that is not that loud, you might want to try this Powder Matte Lipstick in Noir Red. The color is versatile that it can be worn by both warm and cold undertones. My complexion looked brighter whenever I use this lipstick. 

The color is actually opaque when worn but its not as bold compared to the other red shades. One to two layers are enough to fully coat the lips. 

I love that it looks just like a stain left from a dark lipstick. It makes it more natural. 

The lipstick lasts for four to six hours without consumption of food. It can easily be removed by eating and it does not leave a stain on lips. 

The lipstick does not build up on lip lines and it does not settle on dry patches. Yay!

The feel of the lipstick on my lips is great because of its powder-like texture. 

Affordable for only 299php. 

Cons: None noted.


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 299php

Where to buy? Maybelline Counters, Lazada

Thank you for reading and stay posted as I will be posting the last Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick shade that I haven't reviewed on my blog called Cherry Chic. 

Maybelline: Powder Matte Lipstick in Red-dy Red

Saturday, May 6, 2017 Philippines


A red lipstick that is similar to Get Red-dy that I just reviewed. For today, I will be sharing review and swatches for Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick in Red-dy Red. 

Let us look more closely.

Brand: Maybelline

Type: Powder Matte

Finish: Matte

Weight: 3.9g

Shade: Red-dy Red

Product Description: Not listed



The Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick in Red-dy Red is similar to Get Red-dy but this one is more orange-like than red. 

The application is smooth because of the powder-like texture of the lipstick. It glides on smoothly over my lips. 

It does not build up on lip lines but it settles a little on some small dry patches of my lips but not that noticeable. 

Lasting power is decent from four to six hours without consumption of food. It can easily be removed through eating and it does not leave any stain after removal. 

The lipstick did not made my lips dry but it did not moisturize either. I suggest that you exfoliate and moisturize your lips before and after use. 

Affordable for only 299php!


It was not able to fill in my lips evenly even with two layers of application. However, its not that noticeable.


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 299php

Where to buy? Maybelline Counters, Lazada

Next Maybelline lipstick on my list to review is the Noir Red and Cherry Chic then let us go check out the Loaded Bolds Collection!

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