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Get A Chance To Win For An Exclusive Invite To Our Christmas Party!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Philippines


GET A CHANCE TO WIN FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INVITE TO OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Hello Beauties! This is my first time to arrange a meet and greet to my readers and followers! To say that I am excited is an understatement! 

Together with my friends, we can finally make it happen and we wanted to celebrate Christmas with all of you! This is just a simple token for our appreciation to your support in our blog! 

Everyone is cordially invited to our Christmas Party - Meet and Greet!

Christine Fernandez of www.AllAboutBeauty101.com
Rochelle Rivera of www.rochellerivera.com
Kaycee Enerva of www.kikaysikat.com
Gen-Zel Habab of www.Gen-Zel.com
Michelle Estranero of www.r0ckstarm0mma.com

When: December 3, 2017 Sunday at 2PM
Where: Robinsons Magnolia 

Thanks to our generous and wonderful sponsors for the blessings on what our followers may get during the party! We extend our sincere gratitude and love to: 

BDJ (Belle De Jour Planner)
Charms for Luck
Crystalderm
Ellana Minerals Cosmetics
Gardenia Delicia
Kaleisha Collection
Kanebo Philippines

>>Kate Tokyo 
>>Freshel
Ladykin Philippines
Mischka Nature Essentials
Opulence Skin Philippines
Panasonic Philippines
Pretty Toolbox
Shutter Count Photography
SvelTi


70 winners will be announced on November 27, 2017 at 8pm. Good luck! 

Please follow the mechanics correctly on the Rafflecopter to join as we will be checking them. 

Goodluck and hope to see you all! 

Now In Philippines: Maybelline X Gigi Hadid Collection!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Philippines


THE MAYBELLINE X GIGI HADID COLLECTION IS COMING TO THE PHILIPPINES!

I am happy to see that Philippines' Top Bloggers and Vloggers and Maybelline It Girls Laureen Uy and Janina Vela joined the grand collection launch in New York with Gigi Hadid! Gosh, how lucky they are to meet Gigi Hadid in person, right?! Gigi Hadid launched her limited edition makeup collection with Maybelline last November 3 in New York City with top influencers all over the world in attendance (including Laureen Uy and Janina Vela). 


Laureen: “Gigi is one of the style icons I’ve always admired and I’m so happy to have met her here at the launch of her makeup collection with Maybelline. Everything is surreal! Giving my thanks and love to Maybelline for making it happen for us.”


Janina: “Everything is awesome! Thankful for Maybelline for the opportunity to be part of this amazing event! From the collection to the launch, there’s no doubt that Gigi is a celebrated icon and to have personally met her is just a dream come true for me. You guys should definitely try her makeup collection. It’s to die for!”


Aside from meeting Gigi Hadid, the girls also attended a Master Class where they received insider info on the collection straight from the creator herself as well as tips on how to master her signature coast to coast looks using the products straight from Gigi’s own personal makeup artist and Maybelline New York’s Global Makeup Artist, Erin Parsons.


As a makeup junkie myself, I cannot help collecting makeups that are limited editions and those that have cute packaging specially when made by brands that I trusted and love! When I first saw from Maybelline's Facebook page that they will be launching a dream collaboration - a combination of makeup and fashion by the world's number 1 makeup brand and top model working together for a collection that is to die for! May I present to you, the Maybelline X Gigi Hadid Collection! (Cries for joy!)

The coast to coast set helps women all over the world cop Gigi's favorite looks! From her home base in NYC to her hometown in LA. All the intricate design and details from this Maybelline makeup collections reveal the story of Gigi Hadid's life as she sees it, one shade at a time. 

She released two kinds of makeup collections, the West Coast Glow Collection, and the East Collection. Check out what you feel like best for you below!


Gigi Hadid is more than a muse. She is a CREATOR and the DRIVING FORCE behind this revolutionary COLLECTION. The WEST COAST GLOW gives off a California Vibe. The sunkissed and sultry glowing makeup collection is inspired by the warm California vibes of Gigi Hadid's hometown. Boardwalk or catwalk, either way the West Coast Glow makeup collection is definitely hot! A sunset red lip and a golden glow, this collection is so major!

From this collection, it includes Lip Kits! Finally, Maybelline will have a lip kit! I do not have any set of lip kits yet and now I am sure I will be buying at least one set from this collection!

Create instant definition for fully accentuated lips with Gigi's lip liners and finish off with the lipsticks for the West Coast Glow collection which features three gorgeous bold shades and red lipsticks that is easy to glide on the lips with a creamy-matte finish! With a tip from Gigi herself, "I apply lipstick first, then lip liner because it's easier for me to line my lips that way." Have you tried this trick? I will try it once I get my hands on this lip kits!

The available shades are: 
Lani Lip Kit (Lipstick 349php; Lip Liner 249php)

Khair Lip Kit (Lipstick 349php; Lip Liner 249php)

Austyn (Lipstick 349php; Lip Liner 249php)

Besides the lipstick kits, eyeshadow palettes are also available. Cop the West Coast Glow look with Gigi Hadid's limited-edition six shade Mini Eyeshadow Palette. Make a lasting impression by blending the six shades which are carefully curated by Gigi herself. It is available in two shades: 
Cool Palette 599php
Warm Palette 599php

The other products available under the West Coast Glow Collection are: 

Nude Gel Eyeliner 299php
Brighten and illuminate the eyes for a long-lasting impression with Gigi’s long-wearing and smudge-resistant gel eyeliner in nude.

Medium Deep Tinted Primer 499php
Start your look with Gigi's Tinted Primer to create a natural contour with a sheer tint of color.

Warm Liquid Strobe 399php
Achieve that California glow look with Gigi Hadid's Liquid Strobing Cream which you can wear in four ways: wear alone, mix it with Gigi's Tinted Primer, mix with foundation, or spotlight high points of your face. 

Phew...I already want all of the products in this collection...but there's more! Let us now check out the East Coast Glam Look!

Be the City Chic headturner with the East Coast Glam Look! Fresh, bold, and fierce. It's all about the cat eye in this city chic makeup look inspired by Gigi's home away from home, New York City. Bold as the city itself is Gigi Hadid' signature nude lip and fierce cat eye. If you love New York, then you'll heart this East Coast Glam makeup collection. The Master class covered how to achieve the perfect eye makeup using the Eye Contour Palette and finishing off with perfect winged cat eye with both eyeliners that are part of the collection!


The Lipstick Kits from the East Coast Glam Collection will complement your fierce eye makeup with a perfectly nude pout that comes in three neutral and nude colors to finish off your look. 

Taura Lip Kit (Lipstick 349php; Lip Liner 249php)

Erin Lip Kit (Lipstick 349php; Lip Liner 249php)

McCall Lip Kit (Lipstick 349php; Lip Liner 249php)

Of course, the East Coast Glam Collection is also available in mini eyeshadow palettes! The Eye Contour Palette for East Coast Glam Look lets you create natural eye contour that accentuates, deepens, and widens the eyes. It is available in two shades: 
Cool Palette 599php
Warm Palette 599php

For the other products available under the East Coast Glam Collection are: 

Black Liquid Eyeliner 349php
Gigi’s liquid black eyeliner features an ultra-fine .4 mm tip of to achieve laser-sharp precision for the perfect cat eye. It’s long-wearing and smudge-proof so you can, as Gigi says, “Go from meetings in the morning to sexy and chic at night.”
Black Gel Liner 299php
The waterproof and smudge-proof gel pencil delivers all-day intense color that glides on easily from the inner to outer corner of the eye to dramatize the smize.
Black Fiber Mascara 499php
Get thick and lush eyelashes like Gigi with her dual-ended lengthening and volumizing mascara. Go for an instantly irresistible and eye-catching look and bring on East Coast Glam effortlessly and as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Brown and Dark Brown Brow Pencil 349php
Achieve full and fluffy brows like Gigi’s with the Brow Pencil from her collection. Shape and fill in bald spots soft and easy with the pencil’s tear drop tip. With its unique gel-to-powder formula, get natural-looking brows that lasts from day to night.
Natural and Fair BB Cushion 799php
Discover next generation cushion and achieve flawless and poreless coverage that’s long-lasting. Perfect for those who grind from day to night.
Light Medium Tinted Primer 499php
The tinted base doubles as a makeup primer and a way to achieve natural-looking contour. Dubbed as a celebrity must-have, this is one of Gigi’s most-trusted beauty essentials for a flawless finish. 
Cool Liquid Strobe 399php
Achieve that California glow look with Gigi Hadid’s Liquid Strobing Cream which you can wear in four ways: wear alone, mix it with Gigi’s Tinted Primer, mix with foundation, or spotlight high points of your face.


To finish off the amazing collection, Gigi Hadid also released a palette! Achieve a first class fierce look with the Jetsetter Palette. Inspired by Gigi Hadid's frequent flying needs, feel wanderlust with this carry-on friendly makeup palette that holds all the makeup essentials you need to look fresh on the fly. With glowing skin and a fresh finish, you’ll fear no altitude. During the Master Class, Erin shared tips on how to use Gigi’s Jetsetter Palette to effortlessly transition from a day to night look.
The limited edition Jetsetter Palette is a glamourous beauty essential with two shades of concealer, two shades of lip balm, four shades of eye shadow, blush, matte bronzer, and a mini-version of mascara. All for only 1899php!

Get to know more about #GigiXMaybellineInPH by tuning in to Maybelline's social media accounts: YouTube Channel / Facebook / Instagram and their Maybelline PH website. The Maybelline X Gigi Hadid collection will be exclusively available at select Maybelline counters in SM Department Stores and Watsons Stores nationwide starting November 15, 2017! See you at the stores on the 15th!

List of Stores:

SM North EDSA Department Store
SM Megamall Department Store
SM Mall of Asia Department Store
SM Makati Department Store
Watsons SM Mall of Asia Mall 1
SM Cebu Department Store
SM Megamall 
Watsons Daimaru
SM San Lazaro Department Store
SM Dasma Department Stores
SM Fairview Department Store
SM Sta. Rosa Department Store
SM Manila Department Store
SM Las Pinas Department Store
SM Baguio Department Store
SM Cubao Department Store
SM Lipa Department Store
SM Clark Department Store
SM Calamba Department Store 

Carousel Creamery: My Experience & Early Birthday Celebration

Saturday, November 4, 2017 Philippines


MY EXPERIENCE AT CAROUSEL CREAMERY AND EARLY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

After a long day today, my boyfriend, me and two of my beautiful nieces went to Carousel Creamery for an early birthday celebration and to de-stress. This is not my first time to Carousel Creamery, I was able to try it by along with my friend, Ms. Carmel Villongco, who highly recommended this ice cream parlor. However, this is the first time for my family and I cannot wait to witness their reactions to the tons of flavored ice creams they could choose from!

This blog is not in any way sponsored, I just love their ice cream parlor and I wanted to share everything about it! (Yes, I am obsessed with their ice creams!)

This is what Carmel and I ordered before. For 495php, you will get 5 scoops of ice cream.

Carousel Creamery is an ice cream parlor located at 8 Missouri Street in San Juan, Manila. Just across Gloria Maris in Greenhills. This is the perfect place if you love ice cream, specially those that are creamy and unique! The store is open from 10AM to 11PM and up to 12MN during Fridays and Saturdays. 

The ambiance inside the Carousel Creamery is warm and inviting. They have nice interior designs from their walls to their tables. 




I am sure you will crave for sweets as soon as you see the displayed ice creams upon entering inside! Seeing all the flavors available per windowed freezer makes me want to try all of it and come back again AND again! All of their staff are nice and attentive, you will not have a problem in picking your flavor of choice, they would gladly help you. 

The Carousel Creamery are sure creative with their flavors. Ranging from something unique to the usual flavors. When I said unique, they have flavors like Beer and Chicharon (that reminded me of Mang Juan's Chicharon junkfood), Maple and Bacon, and Bacon and Cheese. 


From the 101 flavors that you can choose from, these are some of the flavors I was able to take note of: 

*The bolded flavors are recommended by their staff

1. Vanilla Macadamia
2. Caramel Yogurt
3. Almond Soya
4. Coffee Almond
5. Lemonade
6. Blueberry Cheesecake
7. Cereal and Milk
8. Choco Chip Cookie Dough
9. Watermelon
10. Speculoos
11. Honey Lavender
12. Dark Side Chocolate
13. Green Tea
14. Langkashew
15. Nutella
16. Cherry Vanilla
17. Stracciatella
18. Double Shot Espresso
19. Beer and Chicharon
20. Chewie Baka
21. Sea Salt Lifesavers
22. Ube Pastillas
23. Mint Caramel Cookies
24. Earl Grey Tea
25. Mocha Oreo
26. Apple Pie
27. Caffeine and Brownies
28. Blue Cheese
29. Red Velvet
30. Butter Pecan
31. Chocolate Almond Fudge
32. Vanilla Toffee Crunch
33. Banoffee
34. Peppermint Chocolate
35. Chunky Cheese (One of my favorites!)
36. Strawberry Balsamic
37. Rocky Road
38. You've Gotta Be Nuts
39. Mango
40. Smores
41. Cold Brew Coffee
42. Toblerone (Yup, I also recommend this one!)
43. Bacon and Cheese
44. Almond Roca (Next on my list to try out!)
45. Game of Turons
46. Baileys
47. Sweet Corn
48. Peacetacio
49. Salted Caramel
50. Yoreoda
51. Chocolate Peanut Butter
52. Java The Hott
53. Maple and Bacon
54. Toasted Cashew
55. Keso My Ube
56. Cookies and Cream (My youngest niece loves this so much, she asked me to buy her a pint that she can bring home! According to her, it is the best Cookies and Cream she ever tasted!)
57. Loki Lime Cheesecake
58. Mudpie
59. Mascarpone With Figs
60. Irish Beer
61. Ube Mochi
62. Pinipig Crunch (I got this for take out!)
63. Marshmallow Mint Fudge
64. Chocnut (My boyfriend loves this flavor, he is not a fan of ice creams but he loves this Chocnut flavor so much - he does not even want to share his pint at home. LOL!)
65. Chocolate Chocolate Chip
66. Brownie Bacon
67. Olive and Basil
68. Ollavander
69. Salted White Chocolate Almond Goya
70. Chocolate Orange
71. Truffle Chocolate (One of my favorites!)
72. Peanut Butter and Jelly
73. NY Cheesecake
74. Milk Chocolate
75. Pistachio
76. Chocolate Macadamia
77. Oinkus Choclatum
78. Oreo Cheesecake
79. Strawberry
80. Orange
81. Gooey Mallows (My boyfriend's second choice after Chocnut.)
82. Beer and Garlic Nuts
83. Vanilla Bean
84. Nut Clusters
85. Peach
86. Red Bean
87. White Chocolate Almond Fudge
88. Green Mango
89. White Passion


If you are feeling hungry, they offer snacks that you can munch on before going straight to dessert. We ordered something like a set meal. For only 285php, you can order your choice of snack, with sides and a scoop of ice cream of your choice. 


My boyfriend ordered the Chili Con Carne Dog. 


My niece and I ordered the Double Bacon Dog! Yummy! 


My youngest niece ordered Chicken Tenders with Mozarella Cheese inside. She was able to finish it!(I was surprised! Usually she cannot eat all of the food served to her.)


For our included one scoop of ice cream per meal, my boyfriend chose Chocnut while I ordered for Chunky Cheese. My niece chose the Truffle Chocolate and the youngest chose the Cookies and Cream. 


We were fully satisfied and happy after our meals. Of course before we go home, we ordered some pints to take home with us. I wish they will have a bigger container for take-outs next time! For only 1299php, you can get four pints in any flavor. I got one set for me and for my nieces. 


Will I come back again to Carousel Creamery? Definitely a yes! I enjoyed my experience and they have delicious meals and ice creams! What are you waiting for? You should try it ASAP!

Proactive: A Proven Treatment For Acne

Friday, November 3, 2017 Philippines


PROACTIVE: A PROVEN TREATMENT FOR ACNE

The age where acne erupts comes to almost everyone and dealing with acne has never been easy. The painful, swollen and irritating bumps that you can see and feel on your face easily spells bad news whether you are in your teens or adult years. It can greatly affect one's self esteem. I would know...I experienced that myself in my earlier days!

Believe me when I say that going out makes me think otherwise. It is difficult to feel confident and beautiful if you are troubled by acne. 

That is why proper skincare is the key to having smooth skin. When pimples appear it is always best to treat it with the right formulations so that it disappears immediately. 

Here's the good news, Proactiv, the No. 1 Acne brand in the US is now within reach in Philippines. Known for its gentle yet most effective acne treatment system, the Proactiv kit consists of complete solutions that cleanses, tones, repairs and treats problematic spots while preventing new pimples and acne from forming and gently heal damaged skin.


The First skincare system to manage acne breakouts as it smoothens the skin, Proactiv not only heals, and treats, it also clears the skin from acne blemishes, removing all signs of breakouts while bringing back your radiant healthy skin. 

There are no short cuts for healthy looking skin. One must religiously follow the recommended routine for best results. Proactiv has a 30-Day and 60-Day kit system to make it easier for users to develop a healthy skincare habit. 

The Proactiv 30-day is sold at Php 2,495 while the 60-day is sold at Php 3,995. Visit Watson’s and SM department stores nationwide and start your beautiful skin routine now.

Esfolio: Black Caviar Hydrogel Eye Patch

Thursday, November 2, 2017 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: ESFOLIO'S BLACK CAVIAR HYDROGEL EYE PATCH

After crying so much over my dog the past few days, my eyes became puffy and lines became more prominent. Then I remembered, I have the Esfolio Black Caviar Hydrogel Eye Patch waiting to be used! 

With my good experience from Esfolio's other variant, Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Patch, I am hoping that this Black Caviar will work well on me too!



According to Esfolio, this patch is a highly concentrated eye patch formulated with fresh caviar extract and pearl extracts to give the skin a moisturizing effect, brighten eye bags effectively if used daily. It is said that the Caviar extract helps the skin feel supple and dewy. 

Let us now check it out!

Brand: Esfolio

Type: Hydrogel Eye Patch

Variant: Black Pearl

Target: Anti-Aging and brightening

Weight: 90mg (60 sheets or 30 pairs of eye patch)

Product Description and How To Use:





Ingredients: 





Pros:

The Black Caviar Hydrogel Eye Patch is full of moisture upon opening. The patches are heavily soaked with essence. Each patch is a soft and silicon-like (hydrogel) that is easy to use and clings effectively to the area under my eyes. 

After application, it feels refreshing since the patch is wet but it is not that cool compared to the Black Pearl variant. The moisture seems to be absorbed by my skin well. 

The eye patch looks like the sky with being black with gold particles on it. It is nice to look at! This design and shape is perfect to place under your eyes. 


Upon application, I can feel some tightening on my skin. Like the patch sucks my skin in. 

After removing the patches, I noticed that puffiness underneath my eyes decreased a little after first use! So imagine how it can be more effective when used on a daily basis. The dark circles lightened after one use and my look is not that haggard! The lines are still there but it looks better for me- maybe because of the hydration and tightening that I felt during use.  

The moisture level under my eyes increased by 1% from 41.9% to 42.9% using my Mili Moisture Detector. 

Until the moment that I woke up the next day, the skin under my eyes feel firm and I love it!


I love how thoughtful Esfolio is when it comes to their packaging. It came with a spatula so I could easily (plus hygienic) in scooping up the eye patches. 


Make sure to use the Push button on the cover before you seal the cap. It removes air from inside the jar to prevent faster drying of the product. 



Cons: 

Compared to the Black Pearl by Esfolio, this one did not made my skin around the eyes glow. 

HOW IT LOOKS LIKE:



If you notice, I applied it differently on this blog post. The patches are two-sided and are versatile to use. I applied it this way because I want the side of my eyes to be more exposed with the product. Just place it on how you want to cover the skin around your eye area. The patches are easy to use and if you pat it well after application, it will stick on perfectly. 

Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 999php

Where to buy? esfolio.ph 

Thank you for reading my review and I hope you will try this one because I enjoyed my experience with it! That's all for the review for today, thank you for visiting my site and have a great day!

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