BUZZ! HAPPY 30TH ANNIVERSARY, BURT'S BEES!

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To be honest with you, I didn't know that Burt's Bees has a very wider range of products in the market. I always thought they only have lip balms and hand moisturizers so I was really surprised (and embarrassed) when I saw their other products which are, by the way, all natural!

Burt's Bees first ever product is their very famous lip balm and as what they say, that tiny tin can made an entire company. Oh, and did you know that Burt, that old man that you have probably seen on some of the brand's packaging, is a real man? And yes, he's still alive! Burt Shavitz, 79 years old, recently hailed as "the world's most famous retired beekeeper by the New York Times. Despite of Burt's Bees success and his fame, he still managed to keep his hippie and humble lifestyle.

Watch this trailer to know more about the amazing and bearded Mr. Burt Shavitz. :)

Product Review: Myra VitaGlow BB Cream

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BB Creams everywhere! It seems like almost all of the skin care and cosmetic brands are already coming up with their own BB creams. Myra, a well-known skin care and health brand, also released one called the VitaGlow BB Cream. I was able to try out their BB cream when I got a gift from the company which even came with a customized brush set.

Beauty Blossoms in Manila with PIXY!

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On August 6, 2014, PIXY cosmetics was launched here in the Philippines. Pixy have already made its way to Japan, Indonesia, and Malaysia before they came here in our beautiful country. The launching of Pixy was held at White Space Manila with a very beautiful Cherry Blossoms theme!

Event Show for a Cause: Handog Para Kay Juan at Juana

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On the first day of August this year, we participated to an event show for a cause organized by Royal Myrh Talents and Entertainment Services which is owned and managed by Jessy Mendiola's family. I was invited by Mr. Sam Atun, partner of Royal Myrh, to be one of the official makeup artists along with my sister, Misty a.k.a. Queen B., and my good friend and fellow YouTube beauty guru, Joyce Sola.


I was able to meet new people and I actually had a nice chat with Meg Mendiola, the youngest sister of Jessy Mendiola. I also got to do their makeups except for Jessy because I believe she was really busy. She actually came in late and left as soon as her performance ended. I didn't even get to take a photo with her. :(

Anyway, we were assisted by my friend, Daisy and also by Ms. Josie who was a participant of my first Blend It! Makeup Workshop! :)



Here are Meg, Pam, and the talents of Royal Myrh that I glammed up:









I also groomed three male talents of Royal Myrh.





Of course, we stayed at the event to watch the show. Joyce, Daisy, and Ate Josie didn't finish it though but my sister and I decided to stay until it's over. Here are a few snapshots:


Sir Rex Kantatero and Pakito Jones of 93.9 iFM performing their epic parody songs! We actually enjoyed!

Jessy Mendiola performing her Maria Mercedes song :)



Jessy and Pam Mendiola

Ate Josie, Daisy, and me

Queen B.!

My sister, Sam Atun, and me

ussie with Pam!


Before we left, we took a photo with Pam Mendiola and their Mom. :)


It was a tiring but great day, knowing that we were able to help Filipino children who are less fortunate. The proceeds of this event were donated to Payatas Elementary children and Kinilian Feeding Program. Thanks for having us, Royal Myrh! More power to you, guys. :)




Stay awesome and accomplish your mission!

MemeBox 10 Minute Box

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How do you prepare for a special date? Me? Of course, I will glam up to look presentable for my date but I won't go over the top. I just want to look fresh and natural and I want to smell good, too!

Memebox, pronounced as Mi-mi-box, is currently the #1 beauty box provider in Korea, and arrived in the US and other countries just recently! They offer different subscription boxes which contains 4-8 full-size beauty products and some deluxe samples.

One of their beauty boxes is the Memebox 10 Minute Box. It is one of the hottest Memebox special boxes, which includes items under special themes. Memebox 10 Minute Box comes with the most perfect make-love-happen-now beauty products that will get you all polished up for a night you'll never forget! 10 Minute Box was created under very interesting theme that every girl can lure the man to her side and make him fall in love with her just in 10 minutes with its beauty products inside.




Memebox 10 Minute Box contains 5 beauty products. Let's look through them one-by-one:



1. Aromalab Designer Fragrance Oil-American Pheromone Woman Type 01 (8ml)
Full size product: 8ml ($34)

- This handy roll on oil pheromone perfume has a fun and fruity top note that smells like raspberries, violet, and fresh grapefruit, and a sensual vanilla base note that will last all throughout the day.



2. Hope Girl Powdery Body Perfume (20g)
Full size product: 20g ($49)

- This silky silica powder contains sweat absorbing micro particles that will help keep you feeling fresh all night. This scented powder will give you seductive yet subtle scent that will last all throughout the night. Apply the powder to arms, legs, shoulders, and cleavage for a subtle scent.



3. Hope Girl Milky Balm Lipstick in Red Burgundy
Full size product: 3.4g ($25)

- A creamy red long-lasting lipstick that stays put for up to 10 hours and has an incredibly comfortable feel.



4. Secret Romance Hair Essence Lovely 60ml
Full size product: 60ml ($39)

- A pheromone hair essence that leaves your hair smelling like a sensual rose all day while also nourishing each strand to increase hair strength and manageability for soft, shiny, and smooth hair. Enriched with Angelica root oil, grape seed oil, aloe vera extracts, and ginseng extracts, this hair essence will give you the lush and glamorous hair that you always dreamt about having.



5. Laboratory Eyelash +5 pairs
Full size product: 5 pairs ($5)

- A full set of faux eyelashes that will finish off your dolly look.



My favorite out of all these 5 products is the scented hair essence because it really smells soooooo good! Watch my unboxing video here to see my initial impressions for each product. :)



Don't forget to visit their website, http://us.memebox.com/ and like their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/memeboxglobal for more information and to get updates.




Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)

Blue Smokey Eyes

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I have a lot of different eye shadows from different brands in my makeup collection that I already forget to use some of them. Most of them have really good quality that's why as much as possible, I try to use them all para naman hindi sayang. One of those are my Virginia Olsen Minerals eye shadows! They have great pigmentation and wide range of shades. I think the reason why I rarely use them is because they're quite messy to use since they are like loose pigments. Anyway, since I realized that I rarely use them, I decided to do a tutorials using VOM eye shadows.

Most of the makeup looks that I do have neutral colors so I decided to do a wearable look that didn't include brown eye shadows. Here's a wearable blue smokey eyes that I did using Virginia Olsen Minerals eye shadows.



I used the shades Jirbie and Crescent Moon then the Virginia Olsen Mineral Blue Eyeliner. To intensify the look, I added a black eye shadow. Here's a closer look:




If you want to recreate this look, here's the video tutorial:



Since the eye makeup is already dramatic, I just used a light neutral lip color.



You can pair it with a light pink lip color, too!


If you're going to wear this look, what lip color would you pair it with? I think I like the nude one better. :)



Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)

Myra Holistic Skin Care - Beautiful Skin Starts From Within

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As a beauty blogger and a makeup artist, it is very important for us to take good care of our skin since we try different products on our face and body. While different skin care products such as facial cleansers, moisturizers, toners, and the likes help, these aren't really enough.

Myra started the campaign Beautiful Skin Starts From Within to help and educate every woman that taking care of your skin must start by taking care of your body first.


Here are some guidelines to follow in taking care of your skin from within:

Sleep. Your entire body, including your skin, goes into repair mode while you snooze. Help your skin cells regenerate and your facial muscles relax by making sure you catch quality sleep. Still feel like you’re not getting enough rest when you wake up in the morning? One of the reasons could be that your alarm is rousing you in the middle of your deep-sleep stage. To make mornings less of a drag—or if you know you’re only catching a few hours of shuteye—try setting a wake-up time that’s a multiple of 90 minutes. This is the length of the average sleep cycle, so you’re sure to wake up to a beautiful morning.

Exercise. Even though you know that a good work out is great for your heart, lungs, and mental outlook, chances are, you’re still not hitting the gym as much as you should. Here's a little motivation that’ll inspire you to get moving: Regular exercise is also one of the keys to scoring healthy skin. By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keeps them vital. It also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells. Think of it as a cleanse for your skin, but from the inside.

Hydrate. Healthy skin is well-hydrated skin. If you want your complexion to glow, you need to make sure that you’re drinking enough H20 on a daily basis. Keep this Kor water bottle on your desk at work or in your car, and remember to sip often. Want to add a little flavor? Toss in a lemon wedge or a splash of fruit juice—it’s a great substitute for sugary sodas or iced teas.

Eat Well. Did you know that the food you eat matters to your skin almost as much as it does to your waistline? This is because your skin uses vitamins and nutrients from food to repair and rebuild damaged skin cells. Make time to plan your meals daily with the help of this Yummy Light Meals recipe book, so you don’t end up going for unhealthy options or fast food.

Take Vitamin E. This is where the heart of Holistic Skin Care is. As you go about your usual work day, you get exposed to bad and uncontrollable free radicals that damage your cells. The result: tired-looking skin that looks dull, dry, and aging. Help your skin bounce back and recoup easily by adding a daily dose of Vitamin E to your diet. Since this vitamin isn’t produced by the body, taking a powerful Vitamin E supplement like Myra, can help. It’s rich in anti-oxidants to help boost your skin from within and also stops skin-damaging, free radicals from stealing life from your cells. The best part is, it also repairs damaged cells and works hard to protect the healthy ones. And with more healthy cells in your body, you’ll be able to have beautiful, glowing and younger-looking skin throughout the years to come.

I recently got this bag of healthy goodies from Myra and I was really happy because these essentials can really help me with my daily life, especially now that I'm in a weight loss journey.






I really love this Kor One water bottle! It even has a tag with my name on it! Yay! Definitely a great addition to my workout routines. :)




And of course, the highlight of the package, the Myra Vitamin E Capsules!



Myra E 400 IU Capsule d-Alpha Tocopherol
- Natural Vitamin E
- P94.64 per box of 8s
- P354.90 per bottle of 30s
- P1,183.00 per box of 100s

Myra 300-e IU Capsule dL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
- Synthetic Vitamin E
- P241.50 per bottle of 30s

Both of the Myra 400-e and Myra 300-e are available at leading drugstores, department stores, and supermarkets nationwide.

I know that many of you don't have enough time to sleep and to exercise and to even eat properly due to their daily duties as responsible individuals of this world but try to at least take your Vitamin E and drink water any time you can.This will really help not just to get that beautiful glowing skin but it will also make you healthier.

However, if you have an extra time, you can do simple exercises even for a few minutes. You know, when I started working out, I felt way, way better! And it is absolutely proven that eating the right food, getting enough sleep, and drinking lots of water will really improve your skin condition. It will be my first time to take these vitamins so I hope you can join me and follow these friendly guidelines, too and start living a healthier life for a better you. :)


Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)

SkinWhite PowerWhitening Giveaway WINNERS!

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I'm sorry for the very late announcement. Here are the winners of the SkinWhite PowerWhitening Giveaway:

1. Haidee Lozano Pencerga
haideepencerga@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/767477253303057

2. Camille Bereber
elii.bereber@gmail.com
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=153615111448758#!/story.php?story_fbid=767491066635009&id=103024963081626

3. Nurjannah Aisha Alejandro
aisha.alejandro@inbox.com
https://m.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/767498429967606

4. Lovely Rose Camacho.
Lalaberos@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/767499666634149

5. Aiko Borja
aikoborja@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/767877523263030

6. Monica Escobinas
vryanmichael@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/767882116595904

7. Riyalyn Gatdula
raingatdula@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/768046833246099

8. Cy Valencia
cyvalcy29@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/767881486595967

9. Jayver Javier
jayjay_javier@rocketmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/769068499810599

10. Marites Javier
marites11_javier@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/769076353143147

11. Mary Jay Javier
maryjayjavier29@yahoo.com.ph
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/769084949808954

12. Rowena Belleza
gitf_weng@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/769091719808277

13. Maricris T. Abarabar
maricrisft@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/772908746093241

14. Ryan Valencia,
allcutestuffs@yahoo.com,
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/posts/767882866595829

You can pick them up at the agency's office:
Publicis JimenezBasic | Solaris One Building, 130 Dela Rosa Street, Legaspi Village | 1229 | Makati City
-10am to 6pm, every weekdays only!

Congratulations, winners! Thank you all for joining the giveaway! :)



Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)

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