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Feature: Mentholatum Lip Pure

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

     A mask is a must in the new normal so do you still wear lipstick when going out these days? I’m sure your answer is no because it will only fade under a face mask. ⁣In the meantime, I’m ditching some of my lippies because I prefer applying lip balm for a soft and natural look plus it protects my lips from drying especially with a mask on. ⁣

     I've tried different lip balms in the past and only a handful delivers. Some lip balms are either too waxy or greasy and can be troublesome to wear if you have sensitive lips. Just recently, Mentholatum- the global company for non-prescription health care products and maker of my favorite eye drops launched two variants of their lip balms. Introducing the newest and affordable lip balms in town that will give your lips the TLC it needs- Lip Pure!

Feature: Mentholatum Lip Pure

4 Cheap Keratin Conditioners in the Philippines

Monday, June 01, 2020

     Move over, hair conditioner because these babies are making a scene in the hair care department. Half of my life I've been using different brands of conditioner to make my hair shiny, manageable, and frizz-free. I was born with straight but thin and limp hair that's prone to breakage and hair fall. When I started using different hair dyes to sport the shades that I like every three months, my hair started to feel rough and dry. Chemicals in the dye that I've used in the past are already taking its toll on my hair that's why I need an intensive hair treatment every now and then.

     Salon hair treatments are expensive and should be done twice or once a month. The price also depends on the type of treatment and hair length. Speaking of which, Keratin Treatments are the talk of the town when it comes to resurrecting health and shine in a super dry and damaged hair.  Since hair salons will not be opening soon because of the pandemic, a DIY or at-home hair care product is a must. In a random grocery shopping during the enhanced community quarantine period, I discovered hidden gems that function like salon keratin treatment- 1-minute Keratin Conditioners that can be used daily at the comfort of your home. Sharing a short feature of the 4 Cheap Keratin Conditioners I'm using alternately every day.

4 Cheap Keratin Conditioner in the Philippines 

4 Ways to Get Glowing Skin in Summer

Thursday, April 02, 2020

     Summer is here! It's one of the well-loved seasons because of sea, sand, and sun but not all love this hot humid weather because their skin tends to act up. We have different skin types and whether you like it or not, some of the skincare products that we use lose their effectiveness hence a change in your regimen is a must.
  
     Time to take your skincare game to the next level this summer. If you have dull and dry skin, chances are you need to hydrate your skin inside and out. Feeling rough somewhere in your elbows? Then you need to start the gentle scrubbing at the comfort of your home. There are many ways on how to give your skin some TLC this season and to start the long list, let me share 4 ways to get glowing skin in summer after the jump. 

4 Ways to Get Glowing Skin in Summer
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Product Review: Ishigaki Amino Premium White Glutathione (New Packaging, Label and Barcode)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

     When a reader who has been using oral glutathione for several months or even years asks me what brand gives a pinkish-white result, without a second thought, my answer is Ishigaki Amino Premium White. This brand has been in the market for 10 years now and the formulation of this once-a-day dose for pinkish white skin tops most of the competitors because of its affordable price and effectiveness.

     Cheska's Store, the trusted online store since time immemorial sent Ishigaki Amino Premium White Glutathione with the new packaging, label, and barcode for me to try and share my thoughts. After using it for one month, I'm still going to recommend this variant to those who like healthy pinkish-white rather than pale white skin. Scroll down to see full details of my review :)

Product Review: Ishigaki Amino Premium White Glutathione (New Packaging, Label and Barcode)

How to Get Rid of Chapped Lips for Good

Sunday, March 01, 2020

     Winter is notorious for doing a real number on your skin, leaving many with tight, dry, and itchy skin. That cold air that is constantly blowing against your skin can suck any ounce of moisture right out of it, leaving you to scramble on how to stay hydrated. One of the first areas to show any signs of dryness and chapped skin is often your lips. Once they become chapped, a vicious cycle begins of trying to stop them from peeling, cracking, and bleeding, while keeping them as hydrated as possible.

     Rather than be caught in what can feel like the never-ending cycle of chapped lips, here are some ways you can banish them for good and enjoy soft supple lips all year-round.

How to Get Rid of Chapped Lips for Good
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Feature: Revlon ColorStay Makeup Line

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

     Last December, I received a box full of makeup goodies from Revlon Philippines. They sent me a goodie box of their best-selling lines-ColorStay. This makeup-loving heart almost got a heart attack upon opening the box, hahaha! Kidding aside, the super generous brand sent bottles and tubes- not one but almost all their face products in different shades of their so-called Life Proof line.

    Revlon ColorStay features long-wearing, transfer-proof, smudge-proof, and life-proof. Impeccable, won’t-rub-off makeup that stays in place no matter what comes your way. The ColorStay products that I received promises to give the coverage I need and will stay put as long as I need them too. Since summertime is just around the corner, these Revlon ColorStay face makeup products got me covered! Scroll down to see more photos and swatches of the promising line.

Feature: Revlon ColorStay Makeup Line

4 Common Questions That People Ask About Undergoing Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Monday, February 10, 2020

     The idea of having some type of cosmetic surgery is more common today than at any time in the past. Even as more people are aware of and consider the option to undergo rhinoplasty in Edmonton or some type of facelift, the amount of misinformation about cosmetic procedures has increased. Here are four questions that prospective patients often ask, along with the answers.

4 Common Questions That People Ask About Undergoing Facial Cosmetic Surgery
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Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Endless Glow Liquid Highlighter

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

     Makeup trends come and go and there's one that I want to stay- highlighters! It's one of the secrets to look glowing on photos sans the sleepless nights. I've started using highlighters a couple of years ago and it's one of my makeup essentials that give the lit from within look. I always get a compliment whenever I have highlighter on my cheeks that's why I'm excited to try different types and finishes available in the market today.

     I've tried two types of highlighter to date- powder and liquid. Both are easy to use and gives the right illuminating effect for that blooming and fresh look. Last December, I received a box full of makeup goodies from Revlon Philippines and five shimmering, shinning, splendid highlighters made my eyes sparkle. They sent all the shades of their Colorstay Endless Glow Liquid Highlighter that stoked my highlighter loving heart. More information about Revlon Colorstay Endless Glow Liquid Highlighter after the jump.

Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Endless Glow Liquid Highlighter

Product Review: Ishigaki Amino Classic White Glutathione (New Packaging, Label and Barcode)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    And the consistent effective glutathione brand in the Philippine market award goes to... Ishigaki! Hooray! Yes, this brand that was first introduced 10 years ago is still one of the most affordable and effective brands to date. My first review of Ishigaki Glutathione Whitening Supplement was 2015 and for a span of five years, I have seen how the brand improved its packaging and formulation one after the other. This brand is also a favorite amongst beauty bloggers in the Philippines and Pinay Youtubers are well.

     Ishigaki Glutathione is has been FDA approved since 2017 that's why aside from the certification from FDA, the variants have been repackaged, reformulated, and received a GMP seal. I presume that with all these changes, Ishigaki fans have this burning question if it has the same whitening and glowing effect after finishing one bottle. Will the new variant give the same creamy or almost translucent complexion and faster results in as early as 2 weeks? Cheska's Online Store, the trusted online shop of all things beauty sent me a bottle to try and hopefully answer that question. So here are my thoughts after taking Ishigaki Amino Classic White religiously for a month.

Product Review: Ishigaki Amino Classic White (New Packaging, Label and Barcode)

Christmas Gift Ideas from Beach Born

Monday, December 16, 2019

     It's nearly a week to go before Christmas, are you done with your gift shopping yet? I presume some of you are still busy with work, parties, and reunions plus the horrible traffic situation lets you just postpone or delay your visit to the mall to buy gifts.

     Make Christmas gift shopping a breeze by ordering it online. All you have to do is browse, add to cart, checkout, and wait for your package at the comfort of your home. If you are running out of gift ideas, here's a guiltless gift-giving this season only from Beach Born. Say yes to a zero-waste Christmas with these thoughtful gifts that won't go to waste. I highly recommend everything here that you can also pack in a recyclable gift box. See the photos after the jump!

Christmas Gift Ideas from Beach Born

Human Stem Cell Extract: The Latest Breakthrough in Antiaging Skincare

Thursday, November 14, 2019

     Japan is known for being a leader of innovation which, naturally, encompasses skincare technology. And so last February 2019, Japan launched RE Placenta Essence Serum onto the market with the goal of “relieving the anxiety of ageing”. 

     This may sound typical. However, the synergistic power of a Nobel-prize winning component, high-quality placenta, skin growth factors, and top of the line beauty components has taken antiaging skincare to a whole new level. 

Human Stem Cell Extract: The Latest Breakthrough in Antiaging Skincare

Win Special Trips from Watsons

Friday, November 08, 2019

     Watsons, one of Asia’s top health and beauty retailers, just gave away a 3-DAY / 2-NIGHT TRIP FOR 2 TO BORACAY to a total of 40 loyal cardmembers! As one of the most exciting highlights of the Share the Sun campaign last March, this promo had the simplest mechanics: all card members had to do was shop for their sun essentials at Watsons. Every P500 single-receipt purchase they made from one of Watsons’ participating products automatically got them e-raffle entries that qualified them for the promo!

     This promo is aligned with Watsons’ effort to reward loyalty card members for trusting the retail chain for their health and beauty needs. Out of thousands of Watsons’ loyalty cardholders, twenty (20) lucky winners were drawn to share the sun with family and friends in no less than Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, one of the most breathtaking getaways in the world. It definitely was a luxurious way to reward shoppers’ loyalty. 

This is how you can win special trips from Watsons

Product Review: Cathy Doll Ready 2 White Lightening Foam Cleanser

Saturday, November 02, 2019

     Hello dearies! Here's a quick review of my current fave facial wash- Cathy Doll Ready 2 White Lightening Foam Cleanser. It's one of the promising products in Cathy Doll's Ready 2 White line that was launched weeks ago together with their first Filipina brand ambassador Elisse Joson.

     A no-fuss and easy to use foam cleanser that's loaded with skin-beautifying ingredients. If you're into brightening skincare products, this is a must-have! I've been using this for more than a month now and I'm happy that it did not break me out or whatsoever. It's the kind of facial wash that's okay to incorporate if you are new in the whitening department.

Product Review: Cathy Doll Ready 2 White Lightening Foam Cleanser

Feature: Cathy Doll Ready 2 White

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

     Weeks ago, Cathy Doll Philippines launched the complete line of Cathy Doll Ready 2 White skincare products together with their first Filipina brand ambassador, Elisse Joson here in the country. This Thai beauty brand became a staple in every beauty and lifestyle bloggers’ skincare and makeup essentials because of quality that doesn’t break the bank.

     During the launch that was held at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, invited guests had a chance to check out the latest addition to Cathy Doll’s Ready 2 White Line. It was also the day where they introduced Ms. Elisse Joson as the first Filipina brand ambassador. The event was full of fun and surprises with a dance number and a question and answer portion between the media guests and Elisse. More information about the products after the jump.

Feature: Cathy Doll Ready 2 White 

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

     One of the most important tools in makeup arsenals are brushes. There’s a brush for everything for concealing, contouring, applying foundation, buffing, blending, and priming. And every brush picks up the product over time. And after a period of use, you should consider cleaning them. And not just dusting them off, but actually cleaning them. 

     Why? Because you want to prevent acne. You can learn more about it here. But every time you use brushes they tend to contain bacteria if they were open and from your product as well. This leads to clogged pores, infections, and acne. If brushes still have older makeup on them, they won’t help you apply the right color you’re aiming for. Let’s say you did a black smokey eye and used the same brush the very next day to a nude eye palette. You won’t achieve that look because your brush still contains product from the last application. 

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

Watsons x Civil Service Commission Fun Run

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

     Asia’s leading health, wellness and beauty retailer Watsons joins the Civil Service Commission National Capital Region (CSC NCR) in the R.A.C.E. to SERVE Fun Run happening on September 1, at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila. 

     With the theme “Civil Service at 119: Upholding Integrity and a High Trust Society,” the fun run aims to raise funds for the benefit of Pondong Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) Program which honors public servants who sacrificed their lives in the service of the Filipinos. It will also serve as the kick-off activity to CSC’s 119th anniversary this September. 

Watsons x Civil Service Commission Fun Run
L-R: Watsons Trading Health Director Rafael V. Lim and Marketing Director Viki H. Encarnacion, and Civil Service Commission Chief of the Public Assistance and Liaison Division Mira Michelle A. Brazil and NCR Regional Director Judith A. Dongallo-Chicano

Product Review: K Palette Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Liquid and Real Lasting Eye Pencil

Monday, August 19, 2019

     As a self-confessed eyebrow and eyeliner makeup junkie, I make sure that my brows are always on fleek together with defined eyes for a more polished look! I have tried a handful of brands in the past and thankfully, most of them made into my highly recommend list. For eyebrows, I've tried different formulations like powder, gel, and mascara while for eyeliner- pencil, gel, and liquid are the must-haves.

     Today, I'm going to try one of the infamous brands from Japan- K Palette. This cult-fave Japanese beauty brand is well-loved among beauty and makeup junkie specifically for their highly-raved 1 Day Tattoo Eyebrow Pencil and Eyeliners. Long-lasting, water-resistant formula stays put for up to 24 hours, translucent ink, waterproof, smudge-proof, and easy application are the best features of their brow and eyeliner products. Know more about K-Palette and their New & Improved, Better than before Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Liquid and Real Lasting Eye Pencil after the jump!

Product Review: K Palette Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Liquid and Real Lasting Eye Pencil

Feature: Abbamart Korea

Monday, August 05, 2019

     Kbeauty fans, hear ye, hear ye! Here's another promising brand that will help you create your K-Pop inspired makeup look. The brand is set to have its official launch anytime soon here in the Philippines and is giving dibs about the products they offer on their Facebook and Instagram pages. 

     Their tagline 'The Beauty Playground" best describes the brand- playful yet classy colors that radiate warm and happy vibes. Abbamart sent three of their best-selling products- Today Is the Weather Eye Palette 2, On & Off Dual Contour, and Mellow Tone with Lips Lipstick last December. More information about these babies after the jump!

Feature: Abbamart Korea 

Chic Nail Color Slay All Day Collection

Thursday, July 18, 2019

      Ready to feel extra today? If you're a true blue fashionista, I presume that you've encountered what Oscar de la Renta said that style is about being yourself. And for the fashionistas of the new generation, the style has indeed become more than just about the latest trends but also about expressing their unique individuality. 

     From sporting bright neon tops, wearing edgy combat boots, or even taking risks in combining colorful makeup, many young trendsetters today are showing what it means to embrace their own style. To complement their OOTD, one can never go wrong with a pop of nail polish. Get ready to slay it, chicas! Chic Nail Color recently launched the newest collection that will make sure you'll get a major chic aura as the shades are definitely so lit! More about the 6 shades below :)

Chic Nail Color Slay All Day Collection

How to Use Vitamin C Serum for Brighter Skin

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

     We all want beautiful skin. On television and in the movies, we see actors and actresses with glowing skin and we wonder, what are they doing to achieve such beautiful skin? While the rich and famous have plenty of money to achieve glowing skin, there are ways us regular people can have beautiful skin as well. By using the best products, such as the best vitamin C serum, you can achieve brighter skin, appearing years younger than you age! 

How to Use Vitamin C Serum for Brighter Skin

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