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Unboxing My First Freyja Haul

Monday, August 5, 2019 Philippines


UNBOXING MY FIRST BEAUTY BY FREYJA HAUL!

Hello everyone! If you remember, I posted my shopping haul during the Luxe Asia sale and because of that I learned about Beauty By Freyja because I saw their booth during the sale. 

Since I discovered that they cater authentic imported beauty products, I decided to sign-up at their site and finally made my first purchase. 

The box that I received is sturdy and inside, it contains the items that I bought. All of the items were wrapped in bubbles but for this photo, I already removed them. 

As promised, I will be sharing with you my recent haul and why I decided to get them. 

For the Tangle Teezer, I first tried it back in 2015 but it is almost 4 years on me and it started to show signs that it already needs to retire so I re-purchased my favorite variant, Pink Fizz. 

Next, I am getting addicted in using long-lasting liquid lipsticks that is why for the first time, I wanted to try The Balm's Meet Matte (s) Hughes in three shades. Of course, my haul will not be complete without any skincare product on it, that is why I also have the Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Cleansing Gel. 

I will be reviewing the liquid lipsticks by The Balm first so stay posted! 
 

A Great Way To Protect Your Eyes From Gadgets: Use of Peculiar and Odd Eyewear

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Philippines


A GREAT WAY TO PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM GADGETS: USE OF PECULIAR AND ODD EYEWEAR

Use of gadgets is now a necessity in our time compared to the old days. Even children now own cellular phones and tablets. It may be a good advancement in technology but it also has downside when it comes to our health. 

When exposed to prolonged use of gadgets, others develop unhealthy eating habits like not being on time to meals. My niece even eats while playing with her tablet! I always scold her about that habit. Some people even neglects giving attention to their family because of too much time being spent on gadgets. But most of all, our eyes takes most of the strain. The blue light being used in lighting up the gadgets are harmful specially on prolonged use. 

If you feel the glare on staring too long on your phones or computer - the culprit is the blue light. The prolonged exposure can lead us to poor vision earlier than expected. Have you noticed that graded eye glasses are now more rampant in children or teens? Older generation seems to have healthier eyes than us if you really think about it and make a research. That is why most doctors (specially pediatricians) advises parents to limit the use of gadgets to their children to at least 2 hours a day. 

Limiting gadget use is easier being said than done though, that is why we must find a way to at least lessen the effect of these blue light on our eyes. 


One of the trusted eyewear that we could use is from Peculiar and Odd. It is a company that focuses on computer eyewear for everyone both girls and boys in different ages. Peculiar and Odd believes that a person's inner style must not be compromised, regardless of the price that is why they offer an eyewear that is not only stylish and affordable but with an added feature - it has blue lens technology to protect eyes from the harmful rays of blue light that you cannot resist. 

The set of eyewear comes with a blue light tester, a plastic and cloth casing. 


If you watch my Instagram (@allaboutbeauty101ph) stories, I featured a video of me testing the eyeglasses. I actually saved the video clips in my highlights so if you are interested to witness the test, you can visit my Instagram page and watch it in my highlights. 

Without the glasses creating a barrier from the testing area, it discolored. So imagine if it is your eyes being damaged! Never thought how hard it can damage our eyes until I did a test and to think this testing area is just a card.

But when I flashed the blue light over the glasses (I even made the exposure time longer to test it well.) and there are no damage to the testing area at all, not even a spot of discoloration!

At least if your eyes does not need a support in vision, you can use this Peculiar and Odd eyewear with Blue Lens technology to prevent damage to your eyes. 


Peculiar and Odd does not only has an advanced technology for their eyewear, they also made sure that we wear it with style! Peculiar and Odd collaborated with Ms. Ces Drilon, one of the famous journalists in the Philippines. Ms. Ces Drilon believes that it should not cost much to look good that is why she wanted to share her aesthetic and style sensibilities. 

Her initial contribution to fashion is through eyewear and accessories because it is something that she uses everyday. Ms. Ces also believes that choosing the right eyewear is important because it frames your face and can enhance your look. 

With Ms. Ces Drilon's style and Peculiar and Odd's technology and good service - everything is so much better! Plus, you can have the lenses be replaced with prescription ones if you need it.

From left to right, I am using: 
1. Optical Square in Yellow Brown Eyewear originally priced at 2560php but on sale at Lazada for only 194php.
2. Round Thin Metal Frame In Silver Eyewear originally priced at 2890php but on sale at Lazada for only 282php.
3. Round Trans Pink Clear Eyewear originally priced at 1567php but it is on sale at Lazada for only 194php.


From all the Peculiar and Odd that I tried, which one do you think suits me best? :) 

For more information about Peculiar and Odd, you can mail them at salimartrading@gmail.com. Follow them on Facebook at peculiareyewear and Instagram at @peculiareyewear. 

Look GandaGandoll With Vice Cosmetics Eyebrow Products + Review and Swatches!

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Philippines


LOOK GANDAGANDOLL WITH VICE COSMETICS EYEBROW PRODUCTS + REVIEW AND SWATCHES!

Vice Cosmetics is one of my favorite local brands (I love Vice Ganda too!) because they are affordable and the quality is great for the price. I was glad when I received my first invite from Vice Cosmetics because I always wanted to try out their products first. 


The event was held at McKinley Clubhouse last July 18, 2019. It was a night party and the place was full of happy people dressed in pink enjoying good food, upbeat music, and of course, to be able to try the newest product line first-hand! The party gives me a nostalgic feeling like I am living in Barbie's world! (Yes, I meant the Barbie doll by Mattel.)

The eyebrow products whether in pencil or gel - comes in four shades. The pencils are actually nice since you do not need a sharpener and it comes with a spoolie.


The night was graced with Vice Gandolls: Nina Macalino, Gabby Suzara, and Tara Chua. They represent different skin tones so that you can appreciate the products better on which one will suit for you. Just visit the Instagram page of Vice Cosmetics to see which shades of products these three Gandolls are using. 


Of course, the night became even more joyous when Ms. Maymay arrived also dressed in a lovely pink dress. Vice Ganda will also arrive for the late party but I was not able to wait and I had to go home early because my Mom just arrived from abroad and I wanted to spend more time with her.


Before the program ended, three best dressed in the party were awarded. I definitely agree 100% that the winners deserves the awards!


Anyway, I cannot wait to try out the products because I immediately took photos and tested it within the week that I got them!


Let us start first with the eyebrow pencils. The brow pencils comes in four shades (same with the tine) - it is available in shades: Light Brown, Soft Brown, Ash Brown, and Natural Brown. Each pencil comes with a spoolie and weighs 0.10g.



The product description and ingredients are as follows: 


The pencil is retractable and the texture is quite stiff so it will not break off easily. Spoolie's quality is also nice, it was able to blend the pencil into my brows well. 


Pigmentation of the pencil is not that bold compared to other brow pencils but this way, I was able to control the application better and just build up layers until I achieved the intensity that I wanted. Lasting power is decent of up to six hours before it showed signs of fading but this is only when worn alone, when I apply the gel over it, it lasts longer. Check out the swatches below: 



My top picks are Natural Brown and Soft Brown. The Light Brown is barely visible to my skin tone while the Ash Brown looks so gray for my hair color. 

Next, I applied the gel over the eyebrow pencil. I did not bother taking photos of wearing the tints alone because it is not that noticeable but the tints lasts longer than the eyebrow pencil even when worn alone. 


Just like the brow pencils, it has four same shades of Light Brown, Soft Brown, Ash Brown, and Natural Brown. When combined, it makes the perfect eyebrow product duo. 

Each tube of brow gel contains 5ml of product. For the product description and ingredients, refer to the photo below: 


It is my first time to hear and try a product for my eyebrows that contains Castor Oil which is known to help grow a healthier hair. So this brow gel is not only makeup but also a hair care product. 

This brow gel is easy to apply and the color is so close to the pencil that it is hard to differentiate when worn. Check out the swatches below: 



My eyebrows look tamed and the pencil lasted longer when combined with the brow gel. Lasted about 8 hours before it started showing signs of fading. 

All in all, the eyebrow pencil and brow gel are great for everyday use specially with the cheap price. Each pencil or brow gel costs 195php. For the introductory price I think it was offered for 375php for a pair of pencil and gel. 

Changing Bags Everyday Made Easier With Oh My Bag's Versatile Organizer

Friday, July 12, 2019 Philippines


CHANGING BAGS EVERYDAY MADE EASIER WITH OH MY BAG'S VERSATILE ORGANIZER

One thing that my whole family and boyfriend scolds me for is for having a big and heavy bag. I feel like I tend to bring my whole home with me LOL. My bag should be complete with all the essentials at all times. For example, I make sure that I have my wallet, coin purse, makeup kit, alcohol, tangle teezer, mini fan, wipes, power bank, power cord and adapter, keys, earphones, my stash of gift certificates, emergency medicines, of course cellular phone, and most of the times I also have books inside my bag that I can read on my free time. That is quite a lot, right? Who can relate? 

Anyway, having these too much items in my bag makes it look messy and transferring from one bag to another is quite a hassle!

I am so happy I was able to discover this versatile organizer from Oh My Bag! This is the online store that I trust when it comes to taking care of my bags. 

Anyway it was just recently when I discovered the store's bag organizers. There are different sizes and shapes depending on your preferences and bags. 

For me, I got this Owly Winky because it is pink. LOL. I am not kidding, this is really cute and girly...I am serious with the design - I love it! Prices range from 349php to 499php. 

Look how it kept my things organized!


You can follow Oh My Bag's Instagram account (@ohmybagphils) to get updated on their products! 

Too Faced: Peach My Cheeks In Shade So Peachy

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: TOO FACED PEACH MY CHEEKS IN SHADE SO PEACHY

Hi everyone! I know I am missing in action lately but for this day, let me share with you my first experience with cream blush. Usually I use powder blushes or liquid ones but when I saw the Instagram Seller, The Fab Panda, selling this cream blush by Too Faced for almost half the price from Sephora - I decided to buy one and try it. 

When I first swiped my fingers on it, I got a little confuse of its formula. It feels like cream but the texture is like powder.  



As expected from Too Faced, all of their products has a nice packaging, just like this blush, the shape is like peach.

I do not want to use it when I saw how it looks inside because I know that in time, the engraved peach leaf and Too Faced will be erased. (Refer to the photo below) Anyway, eventually I have to use it specially since I wanted to feature it on my blog. So if you are interested to read the pros and cons of using this blush, read further below. 

Brand: Too Faced

Type: Blush

Shade: Peach My Cheeks

Weight: 12.5g

Product Description: (From Too Faced's website) Melting powder blush infused with Peach and Sweet Fig.

Ingredients: (From Sephora's website) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyethylene, Mica, Silica Silylate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Benzoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract/Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)



Pros: 

The blush has a pleasant fruit-like scent. Did I mention that it has cute packaging? LOL. 

The blush though it looks very colored inside its casing, is quite sheer when applied. It works well if you are the type of person who likes to build up the color on your cheeks instead of straight-on pigments. Anyway since it is sheer, I wear it alone if I do not have a base makeup like BB or foundation. But if I do wear one, I seldom use this alone. Usually I apply it to make my powder blush longer. Using this, I will just apply an ample amount on my cheeks to give a natural color then using a regular blush, I build up the pigment. It seems effective in making my blush last longer. 

Cons: 

It does not last long when used without other products to support it. I think it lasted for maximum of 3 hours only on me.

I had a hard time blending it with a brush or sponge, I use my fingers to blend it well. 

For a regular price, it is quite expensive. Make sure to score deals when it is on sale. 

SWATCH:







This photo sample is me wearing the blush alone without any other powder blush over it. 

Buy again? 70%

Overall Rating: 3/5

Price: 1850php

Where to buy? Sephora. Got it for 700+php at The Fab Panda store in Instagram

Thank you so much for visiting my page and reading my review! If you have time, you can also visit my other blog (dedicated for my love for books) at www.allaboutreading101.com

Guerlain: Rouge Lipstick In Shade N01

Friday, July 5, 2019 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: GUERLAIN'S ROUGE LIPSTICK IN SHADE N01

I never bought a Guerlain lipstick because they are quite expensive (like Chanel and other luxury brands) but because of the LuxAsia Sale at World Trade Center, I got the lipstick for only 700php - that is even cheaper than the regular price of a MAC lipstick! The usual price of the lipstick is 1751php. 

Although, Guerlain lipsticks are unique. In a way that you have to buy the casing separately. I know it may sound weird but it is their style. Though it is your option whether you will buy a separate casing or not because the lipstick itself still comes with a cap but it is not stylish like the casing that they do sell. Thankfully, during the sale, some of the designs (even limited edition ones) are also on sale! The regular price for the Guerlain Customizable Lipstick Case is 1,130php but during the LuxAsia Sale it is only 400php. I would love to hoard more but that means, I need more lipsticks so I decided to stop myself and just buy two casings. LOL. 

According to the staff of Guerlain, the best selling and limited edition cases are the Rosy Nude because it can go with any style of clothes you wear and something classy like the Electric Gold. 


The Rosy Nude looks like it was made of reptile skin like the straps of watches. The nude shade is easy to pair with any clothes or colors that I can wear.


I was supposed to let the Electric Gold go during the sale but according to the staff, this is already hard to find and the golden casing is a classic type. She even suggested that I could keep it for future use since it does not rust. Then I had an idea that if ever I will attend an even that is something formal, this lipstick casing will be the perfect partner!


The lipstick casing is unique because you can only use it for Guerlain lipsticks, because the lipstick will be the one to keep the mirror of the casing closed. Yup, the customized lipstick case has mirror on it for a quick touch-ups!


This is how it looks like when the lipstick is closed with the customized casing: 


Now for the lipstick, I think it was my lucky day during the sale. One of the best selling shades, N01 is available as last stock. I feel like it was destined to be mine since I love wearing nude lipsticks!

Note: The regular cap that I am talking about is on the photo. 

The lipstick is matte but when I tried it and made a swatch on my hand, it looks satin. Read more below as I will now start my review. 

Brand: Guerlain

Type: Matte

Shade: N01

Weight: 3.5g

Ingredients: POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, TRIMETHYL PENTAPHENYL TRISILOXANE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER , POLYETHYLENE, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIISOSTEARATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX), ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE. CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BHT, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, PROPYL GALLATE, CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS FRUIT EXTRACT, NIGELLA SATIVA SEED OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, GLUCOMANNAN. TOCOPHEROL [+/- CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) • CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) • CI 12085 (RED 36) • CI 15850 (RED 6, RED 6 LAKE, RED 7, RED 7 LAKE) • CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) • CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) • CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) • CI 45410 (RED 27, RED 28 LAKE) • CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) • CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) • CI 45380 (RED 21, RED 21 LAKE) • CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET)]


Pros: 

The additional cost of customized casing may be a cons to others but for me, it is what makes you want to collect Guerlain Lipsticks, not only from the quality of the lipstick - but the packaging can be depending on your personality. It allows myself to express more.

The design, shape, and style of the whole lipstick is elegant - specially since it is metallic.

The lipstick that I bought is matte but feels satin when worn. For a matte lipstick, it did not made my lips any drier. It feels light when worn. 

I consider this nude shade a perfect MLBB! Not only does it looks natural on my lips but it also has a full coverage that can fully coat my lips in just one swipe. It does not settle on the lip lines and did not accentuate the dry patches of my lips. 

The lasting power is around four hours and can be easily removed through eating. 

Cons: 

It transfers but minimal. 

Really expensive if you will add the cost of the lipstick and casing in their regular price. (So I will not be buying that much if it is not on sale not unless I have more money to spare.)

SWATCHES:




Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: Lipstick - 1351php + Casing - 1130php = 2,481php (But I only got all of the lipstick and two cases during the sale for only 1500php)

Where to buy? Guerlain stalls inside Rustan's Makati and Shangri-La, Mall Of Asia, and Sephora PH.

More lipstick reviews coming and also stay posted for my Instagram giveaways randomly! Thank you so much for the time in visiting my blog.

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