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Celebrate Being Empowered Filipina with Lazada's Women's Festival and Beauty by LazMall Launch

Thursday, February 6, 2020 Philippines


CELEBRATE BEING EMPOWERED FILIPINA WITH LAZADA'S WOMEN'S FESTIVAL AND BEAUTY BY LAZMALL LAUNCH

Lazada is one of the online stores that I frequently shop on because it is the first big online platform that I encountered in the Philippines that caters to almost any products even before Shopee became famous. 

This February Lazada Philippines kicks off with Lazada Women's Festival which pertains to a month-long special event of huge sale to celebrate the empowered Filipina woman. As a fast-growing online lifestyle destination, Lazada embraces its commitment to empower all kinds of women through its wide range of brands, amazing deals, and digital innovation. It was also this February that Lazada introduces Beauty By LazMall - a new online destination aimed at redefining the digital beauty experience. 



Mr. Ray Alimurung, Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines shared at the official launch of Women's Festival February 2020 and Beauty by LazMall last February 5 at the Mind Museum in BGC, Taguig that, "Our platform's diversity is something that we are proud of. I'm happy to share that this Lazada Women's Festival is our biggest yet. This February, we encourage you to BE YOUR OWN KIND OF WOMAN, to celebrate your own kind of beauty, your own kind of fashion, your own kind of home, and your own kind of motherhood. We have five special sales across Beauty, Fashion, Home, and Mom and Baby categories to best serve the interests and shopping needs of every kind of woman.".



During the event, Lazada Philippines welcomed avid beauty enthusiasts, experts, and brand partners, who were introduced to the Lazada Beauty Council. Members of the Lazada Beauty Council are recognized as esteemed and sought-after trendsetters, the Beauty Council consists of well-known fashion and beauty influencers, Vern and Verniece Enciso; fast-rising fashion and beauty Youtuber Rei Germar; professional makeup artist and entrepreneur, Albert Kurniawan; beauty advocate for all genders and colors, Johnreyislife; and the country's #1 beauty vlogger, Michelly Dy. Each one shared what is the latest trends and their refreshing points of view on beauty - one that's more inclusive, diverse, playful, and vibrant. You can watch the whole session here: 



Lazada is a one-stop destination for shopping needs and their newest Beauty By LazMall provides an end-to-end innovative digital beauty shopping experience through the widest range of on-trend beauty and makeup brands, exclusive beauty sets, and beauty tech innovations, such as the L'Oreal Magic Mirror, an augmented reality feature where shoppers can try on makeup before adding it to cart. The curated selection of international and local beauty brands includes: Benefit, Blingpop, Bobbi Brown, Burt's Bees, Clinique, COSRX, Covergirl, Disney by Luxasia, Dr. Jart+, Esfolio, Estee Lauder, Human Nature, Kamiseta Skin, Kocostar, Kora Organics, L'Oreal, MAC, Matrix, Maybelline, Olay, Origins, Seoul White, Shiseido, Snail White, VMV Hypoallergenics, VV and Co.



The Chief Marketing Officer of Lazada Philippines, Mr. Neil Trinidad also shared that, "We wanted to create a special platform within Lazada to cater to the tech savvy Filipina beauty maven, where she can get the best end-to-end innovative digital beauty experience through new and exclusive brands, the best deals, and tech innovations available only on Lazada. But what’s most exciting about Beauty by LazMall, is that we have created a shopping platform that celebrates the NEW beauty – where we celebrate beauty that’s playful, vibrant, diverse and inclusive. A beauty playground where everyone is invited.".



This month-long celebration for women aims to empower and encourage Filipinas to take that next big step to fulfil their passions and desires in just one click. Avid beauty fanatics, fashionistas, home decorators and our hip and on-the-go moms should mark their calendars for amazing deals all month long: Fashion & Home and Beauty Sale on February 7-9 with over 3 million deals and 200 participating brands; Valentine’s Day & Payday Sale on February 13-15; Home & Living Sale on February 17-19 with over 500,000 deals up to 80% off; and the much-awaited Baby Fair Sale on February 19-21 with over 300,000 deals and 200 brands up to 80% off! 

Experience Lazada’s best in beauty with #BeautybyLazMall, and get ready to add to cart during February’s month-long #LazadaWomensFestival. 


BEAUTY DEALS
1. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation Makeup 30 mL: PHP 399 to PHP 299
2. L'Oreal Paris Rouge Signature: PHP 399 to PHP 319 
3. Olay Regenerist Whip 50g: PHP 1,999 to PHP 1,299 
4. St. Ives Face Scrub Acne Control 1 oz: PHP 95 to PHP 81 
5. Snailwhite Glowstarter Kit: PHP 1290 to PHP 935 
6. Belo Intensive Whitening Body Lotion SPF30 150ml + FREE 50mL: PHP 209.75 to PHP 199
7. Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo 620ML: PHP 1,197 to PHP 838
8. Revlon Kiss™ Cushion Lip Tint 4.4ml: PHP 575 to PHP 402.5

FASHION DEALS 
1. Fitflop Women’s Uberknit Ballerina: PHP 5,990 to PHP 3,594
2. Roxy Womens Fitness Fashion One Piece Swimwear (Multicolor): PHP 4,990 to PHP 3,470
3. ALDO Women's Wedge Heeled Sandals: PHP 4,295 to PHP 2,200
4. Heys Duotrak Luggage: PHP 9,690 to PHP 6,583
5. Jansport Recruit 2.0 Red Polyester Dobby: PHP 4,490 to PHP 3,592
6. Sunnies Studios Nikka Square Cat Eye Sunglasses: PHP 599 to PHP 300
7. Ella Fashion Dumpling Design Tote bag (with Shoulder Sling and Free Twilly Scarf): PHP 132 to PHP 180 
8. JYS. Ladies Suede Fashion Block Heels: PHP 209.39 to PHP 195
9. Mio Mio by Silverworks Open Heart with Simulated Diamond Earring and Necklace Set: PHP 199 to PHP 194.02

HOME AND LIVING DEALS: 
1. Qoncept Furniture Lampan Table Lamp: PHP 999 to PHP 495 
2. Cannon Towel: PHP 85 to PHP 75 
3. Fleece Blanket: PHP 188 to PHP 180.83
4. Celina Home Textiles Cotton Bed Sheet Set: PHP 181 to PHP 172. 38
5. Fashion Shop Water Tumbler: PHP 40 to PHP 30 
6. Abby Shi Fordable 7 Pcs Stainless Steel Kitchen Tool Set: PHP 175 to PHP 154.46
7. Cart Basket Storage/Shelf Laundry/Utility Cart with Wheels: PHP 239 to PHP 201 
8. FIXA Tool Kit 17-pcs Professional Hardware Home Repair Accessory Tools Set: PHP 899 to PHP 484

MOM & BABY DEALS 
1. Pampers Baby Dry Pants XL – 50 x 3 packs (150pcs) – Extra Large Diaper Pants (26-37 lbs): PHP 1797 to PHP 1437.60
2. Lactum 3+ Plain Powdered Milk Drink 2.0kg: PHP 3,985 to PHP 2,789.5
3. Akeeva Luxury Reversible Travel Stroller: PHP 22,000 to PHP 12,25
4. Buy 1 Take 1 Premium Mother Baby’s Sleepsuit: PHP 355 to PHP 293 
5. Ecomom Eco 33 UV Sterilizer: PHP 12,000 to PHP 9,000
6. UniLove Powder Scent Baby Wipes 100's Pack of 6: PHP 516 to PHP 335
7. Cycles Mild Laundry Detergent 800ml Refill + Cradle Natural Bottle & Nipple Cleanser 700ml Refill: PHP 439 to PHP 339 
8. Tiny Buds Natural Baby Bottle Nipple and Utensil Wash 500ml Set of 3: PHP 710 to PHP 297 
9. Graco Stroller Evo Grape: PHP 28,999.75 to PHP 14,000
10. Philips Avent Electric 3-In-1 Sterilizer: PHP 6,999 to PHP 4,999

Keep up with the latest beauty must-haves on Beauty by LazMall via these channels:



About Lazada Group 

Founded in 2012, Lazada Group is the leading eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia. We are accelerating progress in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam through commerce and technology. With the largest logistics and payments networks in the region, Lazada is a part of our consumers’ daily lives in the region and we aim to serve 300 million shoppers by 2030. Since 2016, Lazada is the Southeast Asia flagship platform of the Alibaba Group powered by its cutting-edge technology infrastructure.

Revlon: Colorstay Endless Glow

Sunday, January 12, 2020 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: REVLON'S COLORSTAY ENDLESS GLOW

Last December, I got the best Christmas gift and it came from Revlon! It is a box full of Revlon products that will surely set me good for a year! It includes the Revlon's Colorstay Endless Glow which is what I am about to share for this blog post. 

I am not sure if it is just me but using a highlighter in my makeup routine is a must in my case. There is something about highlighters that makes me feel that I have this skin glow and I try to apply it as subtle as possible to make it look more natural. 

There are five shades for Revlon's Colorstay Endless Glow which are: Citrine, Rose Quartz, Gold, Opal, and Topaz. All these shades ranges from earth tones to pink and gold. 


Each tube contains 8.2ml of the creamy highlighter. It comes with a doe foot applicator (bigger than used in lip balms) that makes it easier to apply. I can apply it minimally or go over board with the wand because it is easier to control. 




Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Mica, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Polysilicone-11, Quartz, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

Pros:

Since it has a creamy formula, it makes it easier to blend. It was able to glide on smoothly over makeup or to my bare skin. If blended well, it can look like a natural glow and since it is a liquid-like formula, it lasts longer than highlighting powders.

According to Revlon, it is packed with pearly light reflectors that makes it have the illuminating effect to our makeup.

My favorite place to apply highlighters is to my cheekbones, it gives my whole look the glow that I wanted. Like I just had a good skincare product used! I can use these Revlon Endless Glow day and night because it is versatile.

The tube contains more product with 8.2ml volume compared to other liquid highlighters in the market.

It is affordable for a price ranging from 700php+.

For your information, my favorites are Citrine and Opal because it is the most natural looking highlighter for my skin. 

Cons: None noted.

SWATCHES:




Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 700php+

Where to buy? Revlon stores and even on their official online shops like in Lazada and Shopee. 

SilkyGirl: OMG Powder Matte Lipsticks

Friday, January 10, 2020 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: SILKYGIRL'S OMG POWDER MATTE LIPSTICKS

Seriously, I miss reviewing lipsticks. For me, it is the easiest thing to review because I just had to use it for at least three days, unlike for skincare that I need to wait for a real results before I share it on my blog. 

After rummaging in my stash, I saw this set of lipsticks that I received from SilkyGirl! Just in time because I am looking for a lipstick to review! 

The shades that I got are: Blossom (01), Mocha (02), Mulberry (03), Maroon (04), and Rosewood (05). These are all in nude to reddish shades, which I prefer to wear daily. 


For the complete list of ingredients, kindly refer to the photo below: 




Pros: 

So what do I think about these lipsticks? The first thing that I appreciated with this lipstick is that it has a smooth texture that was easy to glide over my lips! Definitely a game changing for a matte lipstick and maybe because this has a satin-like texture that looks matte. Usually matte lipsticks tugs on my lips whenever I apply it that is why I am delighted that this is easy to apply. 

All the shades are great for daily use - day or night. Even the Maroon shade is nice to wear in the mornings. It is not the kind of red that are only great for party use. 

It also leaves a stain so my lips did not really looked pale after being fully removed. My favorite shades are Blossom and Mocha. 

Last thing that I did love about this lipstick is that it does not accentuate the lip lines and the dry patches of my lips! My lips looked smooth and plump. Except for the Rosewood shade, I am not sure if that day I am extremely dehydrated that is why my lips are very dry and in need of exfoliation. It can also be since the Rosewood shade is like pinkish nude, it was easier to see the dry patches of my lips.

Cons: 

It transfers a little on utensils and cloth. 


SWATCHES:




Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 350php

Where to buy? SilkyGirl kiosks inside Beauty Department Stores. SilkyGirl's lazada page. 

I do hope you find this review and swatches helpful when purchasing your next lipstick! Have a blessed day Beauties!

Good Virtues: Halal Certified Personal Care Products

Thursday, January 9, 2020 Philippines



GOOD VIRTUES: HALAL CERTIFIED PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS


This is my first time to try and hear about Good Virtues products which came from Malaysia. For your information, this brand and the products that they make are HALAL CERTIFIED. 

Good Virtues Co. offers three personal care variants such as Hair Care, Face Care, and Body Care. For now, I was able to try the Hair and Body care products which includes the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. 

The company believes and promotes the statements: 

"In doing good, we believe that good is returned."

"Being beautiful is cleansing not only the body but also, by providing healing for the human spirit. By using Halal-certified ingredients that are safe and respectful to all. By treating the planet and its people with dignity. By spreading good virtues through our actions."

We do not usually bother with products that we use here in the Philippines but there are people specially who are practicing religious laws that Halal-Certified items are important to them. That is why Good Virtues are remarkable for creating products that are Halal-certified. 

Not only that, their products are also free from Mineral oil, SLES, ALES, Parabens, synthetic colourants, and most importantly - it was not tested on animals. 

I tried using these products and the first thing that I loved about it is the fragrance. It has a refreshingly floral scent specially for the shampoo and conditioner. The body wash has an energetic vibe to the fragrance. 

SHAMPOO

The shampoo was designed for oily hair. Living in a tropical country, my hair tends to get oily that is why I still use shampoo daily. With this shampoo, it definitely decreased the incidence of me getting an oily hair after a long day. 

Even with small amount, the shampoo lathers well and creates a bubbly suds. 

For complete list of ingredients on the shampoo, refer to the photo below: 


CONDITIONER

If the shampoo needs a small amount to lather on my whole hair, the conditioner needs more products. The thick texture of the conditioner was absorbed quickly by the strands of my hair before I was able to apply it on a wider range. That is why I was able to use more product than I intend to. 

The good thing about it though is that it does not leave a residue on hair after washing off. My hair feels softer after use. 

Refer to the photo below for the complete list of ingredients: 


BODY WASH

The body wash lathers well specially when used with a sponge or a scrub. I enjoyed using it specially in the mornings when I need a boost for my mood because of the summer-like scent. 

For the list of ingredients, check the photo below: 


You can get your orders for Good Virtues at BeautyMNL, this set is worth 1000php. Each bottle ranges for at least 300php. 

Treat Your Scars Effectively With Contractubex

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Philippines


TREAT YOUR SCARS EFFECTIVELY WITH CONTRACTUBEX

Doing activities in our daily life, we cannot help but attain a wound whether it is small or big that develops into a scar. We cannot prevent it no matter how safe we wanted to be. Something will eventually hurt us physically or emotionally. (Di naman po ako humuhugot. Gusto ko lang kayo patwanin LOL)

Anyway, as a nurse, I know that Contractubex is commonly prescribed at the hospital as home medications for discharge for superficial wounds together with Mupirocin. To understand better on how it works...let us first learn something about scars. 

A scar is attained through wounds through cuts, stabs, bites, or even burns that affects the epidermis and dermis. Sometimes it heals without scarring but most of the times, it leaves an ugly scar. In my case, I find it as also an ugly reminder of my clumsiness. Basically, scar is the new tissue formed from healing the open wounds. Basically, this is the best time to treat scars: when the wound is finally closed.

They say that early treatment while the wound is healing is the best prevention for scar formation. Back when I was in high school, my surgeon prescribed me with Tea Tree Oil for facial wash to help prevent formation of scar from the mole that was removed from my cheek. It lightened my scar but did not recovered, you can still see the mark. Nowadays, it is a good thing that gels like Contractubex is now available in the market. 

How does Contractubex help us? The gel has a unique formula with three specific medical effects that supports physical scar healing and ensures minimal scar visibility. The three benefits are: prevents excessive scarring, reduces redness and itching, and improves elasticity and softness. As advised by Contractubex, we should apply it directly after wound closure to minimize scar visibility. Depending on your wound, it may take from three to six months of application. Patience is the key but its worth the effort when it is effective. 

How to use Contractubex? Apply gently and massage on the area (from the center and outwards to the edges) in a circular motion at least two to three times a day for three months. Apply on closed wounds only and avoid contact with eyes, inside of the nose or mouth. 

Pros: 

I tested it on my skin but all I have are minor abrasions and I was not able to observe its effectiveness on deeper tissue damage on myself. So far though, I liked the gel's consistency. It is not thick that leaves a warm feeling on the skin. In fact, the gel has a cooling effect on my skin. Since it is a gel form, I did not have a hard time spreading it on the target point. 

I used the gel on my skin abrasion that are healing and it healed well without leaving a scar. However, this is a minor wound. I was not able to test it on deeper scars or wounds. (Wag naman din sana pa-try sakin. LOL)

I plan to use it if it can still be effective on my old scars but it may take years to see if it is still effective in lightening the scar. 

Last, for a ointment, it has a floral scent that I did not expect. 

Cons: 

Application can be tedious to make it more effective. All I advise is that you must have the patience! 

Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 602php

Where to buy? Any drugstores. 

Just to share, the company also released a product called Contractubex Intensive Patch which is suitable for convenient overnight application. But since it is a bigger patch, I am reserving it for bigger wounds so I was not able to test this one yet. I think though, this is also an effective treatment because the wound will be soaked with the patch overnight. For at least six to twelve hours. 

Jo Malone: English Pear And Freesia Body & Hand Lotion

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: JO MALONE'S ENGLISH PEAR AND FREESIA HAND AND BODY LOTION

Sometimes, I cannot help but splurge! Specially for things that I know will make me feel more confident and happy. Just like this Jo Malone's hand and body lotion. I already have the English Pear perfume and I know that the time will come that I will also have this hand and body lotion variant. Combining the perfume and lotion helps the perfume last longer. 

Not only that, it can also be nicely paired with Peony and Blush Perfume of Jo Malone which I will also be reviewing soon here on my blog! 

This English Pear and Freesia has a unique scent that I love. It is a combination of something floral and fresh. It has no sweetness at all and it suits me best! 

If only it is not that expensive, I will use it daily! LOL. But for now, I use it on special occasions only. 

To know its complete list of ingredients, refer to the photo below:


Each bottle weighs 8.5 ounce and costs around 3,000-3500php. You can buy it directly on Jo Malone stores at Podium or Trinoma. It is also available at Rustan's Department Stores Beauty Section. 

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