DIY Perfume Making Workshop with Workshop PH!

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Last December 11, 2016, I was invited by Workshop PH  to attend one of their workshops. The choices are Basic Balloon Art Making, Basic Event Designing + Styling Workshop, and DIY Perfume Making. I wanted to attend both the perfume making and the event designing but it was scheduled in the morning and I wasn't available that time so I just chose the DIY perfume making workshop.


Cathy Doll AA Series Launch in the Philippines

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BB Cream, CC Cream, DD Cream, and now AA? I haven't even tried any DD cream and now we finally have the AA series brought to you by the Korean-inspired brand, Cathy Doll.



Last month, Cathy Doll finally launched their AA series here in the Philippines. It was an intimate gathering held at Italianni's, Shangri-La Plaza. Selected beauty bloggers and vloggers were invited to have the first look and first dibs on Cathy Doll's newest products.

#OneDayOneMask Challenge with Banila Co. - ACCOMPLISHED!

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A couple of months ago, I did the #OneDayOneMask challenge in collaboration with Banila Co. where I used a sheet mask everyday for 5 consecutive days. Nowadays, using sheet masks is a huge trend in Korea and is gaining popularity all around the world. Using a sheet mask once is just not enough so, the Koreans came up with the one-day-one-mask trend.

Koreans are known to have flawless, smooth skin and it's not just because they use the right makeup products. They are very particular when it comes to skin care and are meticulous with the products they use. Taking care of the skin is absolutely important as this is one major key in achieving a perfect makeup look. Since I'm all about taking care of the skin and since I definitely agree that Koreans have great skin, I accepted their one-day-one-mask challenge!


My Favorite Eye Makeup: SMOKEY HALO EYES

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Hi, everyone! I'm trying to catch up on a lot of things. Things that I haven't shared here in my blog because I kind of went to a short hiatus. So, please excuse me if this is a little late.

A couple of months ago, I filmed this video and uploaded it in my YouTube channel. This is in collaboration with Sephora Philippines, by the way. Most of the eye products that I used to showcase my favorite eye makeup look are from www.sephora.ph.

About the eye makeup, yes! I love smokey eyes! And I love it even more if it's a smokey halo eyes! Having hooded lids, I think this is one of the best eye makeup styles for me. It helps open up the eyes and draws attention to your peepers since it looks like you have a spotlight on your lids.


Tony Moly Panda's Dream Complete Collection + Launch

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Last week, Tony Moly turned us beauty bloggers and vloggers into Pandas! That's to celebrate with them the launching of their cutest collection, Panda's Dream, consisting of both makeup and skin care!




Detail Makeover Brand Launch - A NEW Proudly Pinoy Makeup Brand!

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If you're in the Pinay beauty community, blog or YouTube beauty community, or a makeup enthusiast who loves makeup and are updated with new products online, then there is a chance that you've already heard about the Matte in Detail Liquid Lipsticks by Detail MakeOver. It has been reviewed by a number of bloggers and vloggers already and many have tried these lippies already, too. I was one of those ladies since CosmetiX Unlimited sent me a few of their shades and a brow palette. I thought they only carry those products but it turns out that they actually have quite a few more products to offer.

Last July 16, 2016, Detail MakeOver officially launched its entire line of cosmetics at The Brickyard Kitchen X Bar in Quezon City. Some of the top beauty vloggers, bloggers, and media influencers were invited for an all access beauty event. The launch was hosted by model, writer, and event blogger, Marylaine Viernes.

Product Review and Swatch: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipsticks

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Many Filipina love sporting that natural and simple makeup looks. They usually choose light-colored or natural-looking lippies especially for everyday looks. If that's the case, nude shades are always the best way to go. However, some ladies are hesitant to wear nude lippies because they worry that it might not complement their skin tone. Well, if you're looking for a nude lipstick that won't wash you out or make you look pale, you might want to try the Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipsticks by Color Sensational


Product Name: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick
Price: Php299
Available at: Maybelline counters (Watsons, Department Stores)

Product Review: Monte Luxury Perfumed Soap with Intense Whitening Solution

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There are so many whitening soaps available in the market but only a few of those that I've tried really worked greatly and helped in making my skin look lighter. One of the best whitening soaps that I've used is the Monte Luxury Perfumed Soap with Intense Whitening Solution. I know, that's a mouthful!

Monte is a company of skin care, cosmetics, and wellness. The first product that I have tried from this brand is their amazing soap. I know that this soap has quite a long name but what I love about it is that it really lives up to its name and what it claims.


Product Name: Monte Luxury Perfumed Soap with Intense Whitening Solution
Price: Php180
Available at: www.monteskincare.com

Solenn Heussaff's Live Makeup Demo with L'Oreal Makeup Designer/Paris

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Solenn Heussaff, known as a model and an actress here in the Philippines, if you're not aware, is also a makeup artist.

I remember a few years back when I just learned about this stunning woman, I became intrigued about her because I found out that aside being a model, she is also a very talented makeup artist and she does creative makeup and special FX makeup, too! If you don't know, I not just enjoy doing beauty and glam makeup but I am also into special FX and avant garde makeup. That's why when I found out the awesome talent and skill of Solenn, I instantly became a fan.

Fast forward to this year when I got very lucky and honored to be invited to Solenn's live makeup demo as the resident L'Oreal Paris Makeup Designer in the Philippines at SOMA, Green Sun Hotel in Makati last July 12, 2016.


Easy DIY Hair Color with Liese Creamy Bubble Color

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I find it so much fun coloring my hair and switching to different colors. However, I suck at coloring my own hair because it ends up looking uneven and patchy and going to the salon to have my hair dyed can be really expensive. So, usually, I let my sisters and my Mother do it for me instead. But a month ago, I discovered a very easy DIY hair color which doesn't require that much effort and I won't have a problem anymore in reaching the hard-to-reach areas of my hair so the result of the color will now be even!

Liese (pronounced as lee-zay) is the number 1 hair color brand in Japan and it is now finally available here in the Philippines! It is so easy, you'll find it a joy to color your own hair!


Product Name: Liese Creamy Bubble Color
Color variants available: 6
Price: Php449
Available at: Landmark Department Stores, PCX stores, Robinson's Supermarket and Department Stores, and Metro Gaisano Department Stores

Product Review: Fashion 21 Eyebrow Gel

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As a beauty blogger and a makeup artist, I've received a lot of questions regarding their eyebrows like how they can prolong the wear of their eyebrow makeup and how to lighten their eyebrows especially if they have full set of brows. My answer for those questions is always eyebrow mascara.

The good thing about eyebrow mascaras is that they have many uses. They tame the brow hairs, set the brows in place, prolong the eyebrow makeup, and neutralize the eyebrow color. You can even wear them alone or on top of your eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder. But before, not a lot of makeup brands carry eyebrow mascaras. Probably the first eyebrow mascaras that I knew about are the ones from MAC which are kinda expensive for some. And then suddenly, it became a big thing in the makeup industry and different makeup brands finally came up with their own formulas for eyebrow mascaras, even by the local cosmetic brands. Personally, I am really glad that there are now more affordable eyebrow mascaras in the market because that means, more people can try them and hopefully help them with their eyebrow problems. :)

One of the most famous local makeup brands here in the Philippines, Fashion 21, already carry these life-saver eyebrow mascaras. I got all perked up when I saw it on their makeup counters and immediately purchased one to try it out and quickly became a staple in my makeup kit!


Product Name: Fashion 21 Eyebrow Gel
Shades available: 5
Price: Php165
Available at: Fashion 21 counters (Watsons, department stores)

Product Review: L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray

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Okay. So, I have already uploaded a video review of this product in my YouTube channel a few months ago but I recently realized that I did not blog about it. And I know there are different kinds of people --- there are people who love more to read and there are also people who love to watch videos more. Anyway, I will just write a short review here and if you're interested to see my video review as well, I will embed the video below.


Product Name: L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set
What is it: makeup setting spray
Price: Php500
Available at: Watsons, Department stores

Banila Co. Robinson's Manila Store Launch

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Banila Co., the number 1 Korean base makeup brand, launched their flagship store in Robinson's Place Manila last May 7, 2016. Despite being launched in the Philippines just last November 2015, Banila Co. managed to open three branches already within its first six months and their newly opened branch in Robinson's Place Manila is their very first boutique.

The theme of the event is Seoul Beauty, which introduces the concept of Korean beauty with that famous Korean "lit from within" glow or what the Koreans call the Sok Gwang Trend. Beauty influencers were invited to an afternoon filled with fun activities and makeup demo hosted by pro makeup artist and YouTube beauty guru, Shebby Liquete.



EYELINER 101: How I Line My Eyes (with video)

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If there is one reason why some ladies are always late, well, that is because of their eyeliners! :) One of the hardest part to perfect in makeup is lining the eyes because they have to be neat and even. We all have different tips and tricks when it comes to that. The shape of your eyes should also be considered (hooded, protruding, mono lids, etc.). Straightening the line and creating that wings are so frustrating at times but trust me, and this saying never gets old, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! ;)

Benefit Cosmetics' Huge Brow Collection Launch! ABRACADA BROW!

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Do you know how difficult it is to keep mum about something you're so excited to share to everyone? For almost two weeks, I've been trying to refrain myself from talking about this awesome news! Finally! The big reveal has come! Ladies (and gents), I present to you this huge and magical new brow collection of Benefit Cosmetics! Abracada Brow!!!


Etude House Berry Delicious Collection Launch

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Etude House are known for having beautiful, girly, and cute packaging. Once you pass by their stores or kiosks, you will surely stop and stare. They even make skin care and cosmetics appear so delicious like their newest collection called Berry Delicious!

The Etude House Berry Delicious was launched in Korea for Spring 2016. Last April 21, 2016, I was invited to their launch here in the Philippines. This limited edition collection by Etude House is inspired by sweet strawberries. Can't you tell? :)


Maybelline Lip Gradation Review with Complete Swatches

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Maybelline has many lines from their lip section. They offer a lot of various lippies with different formulas but out of all those lines, the Maybelline Lip Gradation is probably my favorite (so far)! I like this line because it is totally different from their other lippies and because the concept is interesting. This product caters to achieving that ombre or graded lips effect.


Product Name: Maybelline Lip Gradation
Price: Php399
Available at: Maybelline counters (Watsons, dept. stores)

Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Review

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I've tried a bunch of makeup removers in different formulas and I must say that this award-winning cleanser is one of the best that I have ever tried. The Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm is rated as the number 1 cleansing balm by the popular Korean show, Get It Beauty. This is also Banila Co.'s #1 best-selling product.






Product Name: Clean It Zero (classic)
Price: Php875 (100ml) | Php1,250 (Supersize 180ml)
Available at: Banila Co. counters, www.banilaco.ph, Banila Co. Philippines (Facebook)

Quick, Easy, and Simple Eye Makeup To Complete Your Look!

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I admit, I am not really a good model of punctuality especially in school. As a working student and a nocturnal, I always stay up late and sometimes (if not most of the times), I wake up late so I have less time to prepare. Since I have experienced that countless times already, I have found ways and mastered how to do a quick and easy look perfect for any daytime occasions.

Usually, a little concealer, powder, eyebrow mascara, mascara, and lip stain are my life savers! BUT sometimes, if I have lesser time to prepare, powder, eyebrow mascara, and mascara are my best companions. However, there are times when a particular occasion requires you to be more made up. Since we don't always have the time to glam up fully, I have an easy solution for that --- SIMPLE EYE MAKEUP! It's amazing how a simple eye makeup can change your whole look. Here's a 1-minute eye makeup look that always saves my not-so-punctual arse! ;)

iWhite Korea 2-Minute Whitening Miracle Gel Review (with video)

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I like non-abrasive exfoliants because they are gentler on the skin and do the job well. I have tried a few gel exfoliants before and the best I have tried is the one from Glory of New York. Unfortunately, it's pricey for me and it's available from distributors only so you don't have an easy access with their products. That's sad because their products are really great! Anyway, it's a good thing that I have found an equally good gel exfoliant which is way more affordable --- iWhite Korea 2-Minute Whitening Miracle Gel.


Price: Php24.50 / 8ml
Available at: Watsons, department stores

Review and Swatches: Sooper Beaute So Matte Lip and Cheek Therapy

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It's always so exciting to discover new products especially when they are good finds and worth the money and worth the try! One of the best things in being in a beauty community is that you discover new products almost all the time. One of the recent skin care and cosmetic brands that I've learned about is Sooper Beaute when they sent me a message on Instagram. I immediately checked out their products and they quickly caught my attention! The packaging is so colorful, girly, chic, and cute and they have a lot of products to offer from skin care to makeup!

I got the chance to try some of their best-sellers but let's talk first about their famous So Matte Lip and Cheek Therapies.


Photo Shoot with the NU Lady Bulldogs

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Last month, I had the privilege to do the makeup of the NU Lady Bulldogs for a photo shoot for Biogenic and work alongside fellow makeup artist and beauty blogger, Ms. Nikki Tiu of Askmewhats! It was such an honor and I want to thank Nikki for having me as part of the team. :) The hairstylist is the great Aeicy Cruz who did all of the girls' hair. Ang galing! I also met Mr. Mark Lao, the photographer for the Biogenic shoot. His works are all amazing and he is really nice, too! It's the first time that I worked with him.

Photo grabbed from Mr. Mark Lao

Opening of V&M Naturals HQ!

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You can never go wrong with using all natural products, that's what I love about them. They are Earth-friendly, very gentle and avoid irritation since they don't contain harsh chemicals, and they don't have any strange side effects. I've been seeing and hearing a lot about V&M Naturals from my good friend and fellow beauty blogger/vlogger, Shebby. Her testimonials about their products are all positive and the products look absolutely promising. However, I didn't really get the chance before to try them even though I wanted to because first, I still have tons of skin care products in my room waiting to be tested and reviewed, and second, I was saving my extra money for other stuff, especially for school. Dang it! College life, especially the senior year, is so expensive! And since I still have a lot of different skin care products that I can use, I didn't find the urge to buy new ones.

Anyway, continuing on with my story, I finally got the chance to test out their products when Shebby and Ms. Jamie, the owner of V&M Naturals, invited me to attend the opening of their HQ in Fairview.

Photo grabbed from the Facebook page of Venus and Mars Botanicals (V&M Naturals)

The Making of Asia’s Next Top Model with Maybelline

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Asia's Next Top Model is back!!! I'm so excited!!!

Following the successful runs of Asia’s Next Top Model for the past three years, the fourth season of the top-billing fashion reality TV show greets new aspiring top models and its viewers anew with a global makeup partnership that will make their dreams happen: Maybelline New York. As the world’s leading cosmetics brand available in over 100 countries, Maybelline New York brings its on-trend expertise and New York City edge to create the most daring and boldest beauty looks for the top models this cycle.


Product Review: Yves Rocher Sérum Végétal Line

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I have tried many skin care products from various brands ever since I started blogging. Most of them are whitening products. Since I'm already in my mid-20s, it is just time for me to start using anti-aging products. Yes, you should start using anti-aging products and start taking care of your skin as early as when you're just in your early 20s.

A few months ago, I got to be one of the selected beauty bloggers to have first dibs on Yves Rocher's Sérum Végétal Line. It is an anti-wrinkle innovation skin care line developed by Yves Rocher. This wrinkle and firmness skin care line's main ingredient is a powerful plant called Ice Plant. If you want to read more about the Sérum Végétal line's background, please click here

To be honest, this post has long been overdue. In fact, I already emptied the products but I really want to share this to you since a lot of you are asking about the skin care products I use and also, these products are so awesome!


Achieving My #MakeupGoals and #MakeupTransformation with Sleek MakeUP!!!

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One of the things I love about makeup is I can do creative/avant garde makeup looks! I love using my face as a canvass and create extraordinary makeup looks inspired by whatever is interesting for me. Here are a few samples of my works:





Last January, Sleek MakeUP challenged a few beauty bloggers and makeup artists to transform their makeup looks into somewhat the opposite of what they usually do or opposite from their specialty when it comes to makeup. We were invited to a photo shoot at Studio Pro in Makati by Sleek MakeUP and Digify Marketing Solutions Corp. wherein we could achieve our #makeupgoals using products from #SleekMakeUPPH and showcase our winning looks and get a chance to be part of the first ever Sleek Lookbook!

My Hair Makeover!!!

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I've had black hair for half a year last year because our school is strict and conservative when it comes to how the students dress and present themselves. It's been years since I last dyed my hair black. Although my original hair color is black, I always dye my hair with either, brown, blonde, ash, and I even dyed my hair red on the Summer of 2014. Since we won't be allowed to have our new I.D. picture taken without dying our hair dark, I decided to dye my hair with dark brown but it appeared jet black after! I was planning to change my hair color back to dark ash after having my I.D. picture taken but after seeing the black hair on me, I thought I looked younger so I decided to keep it and also, to let my hair rest and breathe from all those harsh chemicals.



But after a while, I've gotten too familiar and bored with my black hair so I decided to change my hair color come 2016. Fortunately, my friend and fellow YouTube beauty vlogger, Ms. Jaja Enriquez offered her salon, Cut & Fix International Salon Pag-Asa so I can have a hair makeover! How awesome! I brought my boyfriend with me who's been sporting long hair for years already because he had also decided to cut his hair short.

The UltiMatte Face Off Challenge: Maybelline White SuperFresh Review

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Maybelline has always been one of my favorites when it comes to affordable but good-quality powders. I've been using their powders ever since I started exploring the makeup world. I personally love their Clear Smooth All-in-One pressed powder and their BB Silk Poreless White powder (you can click here if you want to read my review about the BB Silk Powder). But now, I have a new favorite! As a person who lives in a tropical country, I commend Maybelline for developing the White SuperFresh Powder Foundation!


Product Name: Maybelline White SuperFresh
Price: Php299
Available at: Watsons and Department Stores nationwide

Pink Sugar Sugar Tints Review and Swatches

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Hi everyone!

I just want to share with you my swatches of the Pink Sugar Sugar Tints. I did a video review on these lippies in my YouTube channel a couple of months back. I just thought I'd share them here in my blog as well especially the swatches.


SLEEK MAKEUP NOW IN THE PHILIPPINES!

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(Late post)

To those of you who aren't aware yet, Sleek Makeup is finally here in the Philippines! It is one of the makeup brands known to have excellent pigmentation! I remember a few years back, Sleek Makeup was very popular in the beauty blogging community. I wasn't able to try them back then because sadly, they were only available online. And now, they finally launched here in the Philippines! Easier access and at least we get to personally test the products so we won't end up buying the wrong shades.


Calyxta's 1st Anniversary!

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(Late post)

Calyxta turned 1 last December 2015. I got an invite at their birthday bash which was held at Makati Diamond Residences. The first anniversary of go-to beauty e-shop and community Calyxta looked like an upgraded version of a makeover party with your girlfriends!



Banila Co. Launch in PH + Haul!

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(Late post)

Korea’s influence over our cosmetics industry has gained considerable momentum through the years — and it promises to grow even bigger. The first wave of the Korean cosmetics invasion brought to the Philippines a plethora of Korean cosmetics brands that focuses mainly on skincare. The Philippines however, stands as the only country in South East Asia where makeup outsells skincare. Despite this, there hasn’t been a brand that can truly stand for Korean makeup until today.


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