Sunday, March 29, 2015

SkinStation's Newest Branch in Sta Rosa, Laguna

Good news to the ladies from the south, myself included. SkinStation just opened their 21st branch last Wednesday and guess where it is located.. in Sta. Rosa Laguna, y'all! Getting facials have always posted a monthly dilemma to me – should I drive for 45 minutes to go to my usual derm clinic in Nuvali or settle for mediocre service at a clinic closer to my house. That said, I really can't be happier that the newest SkinStation branch is just 20 minutes away.. and oh, it's conveniently situated beside Paseo de Sta Rosa, too, in case I need to pick up a few stuff or shop. Yey! Congratulations, SkinStation! <3
A bit of a company background. "SkinStation, formerly known as Godiva Skin Station, is a skin care company that utilizes science to give you the best value in skin and body solutions. The latest in cutting-edge technology are available at SkinStation, from slimming to anti-aging, whitening and firming, to our highly popular diode laser hair removal treatment, all at affordable prices."

Friday, March 27, 2015

Review: Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer in 02 Medium

You probably all know by now how I'm plagued with premature fine lines around the eye area which is why I've been persistenly trying out new eye creams and concealer–some worked; a lot didn't. And because I was completely impressed by the Benefit Cosmetics It's Potent Eye Cream, I decided to rummage my stock pile of deluxe samples from the brand to see if they're as praise-worthy as the eye cream. From what I received from my previous BDJ Boxes, I pulled out some of their newer, more innovative releases – and this Fake Up Concealer topped the bill. *wink!
Product Description:

Cover-up goes incognito! This hydrating crease-control concealer - with Vitamin E & apple seed extract - hides dark circles & diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look. Available in three shades, it’s proven to keep skin hydrated for 6 hours!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cynos x Creations Salon: Violet Reaction

After all the at-home hair experiments I've subjected my locks to over the past few months, I thought it was high time to bring my hair to the professionals. As much as I had fun playing with my hair, it became too dry and brittle to style so in an attempt to resuscitate it so I had it cut short - a little past the shoulders just to be safe. And to keep make it more manageable, I had it rebonded as well. But one thing was missing, though. The color was off - probably because of the botched dye job I did. The ombre looked great when my hair was long but when cut short, the highlights were just off. Oppss!
And as always, I got a salon invite at the best time imaginable, haha. What's even better is that it was at the salon I've always wanted to try! No kidding. Ever since I've heard of Lourd Ramos' salon, I've been wanting to give it a try but was afraid that it might cost me an arm. If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, Lourd Ramos was the head hairstylist for the Philippine Fashion Week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Ultimate Nail Care Product: Locycare Nail Gel by Galderma

 Bold and brightly colored nails are all the rage right now especially since summer is just around the corner. But here's something to ponder on: Why it's so easy to find skincare, hair care and body care products but very few brands offer products specifically designed for over-all nail care? Simple. Because we don't fully comprehend its importance thus weakening the demand for such product. The unfortunate truth is that, more often than not, we overlook the importance of keeping the condition of our nails in check because we'd much rather cover the problem with pretty nail polishes. Admit it, haha.
To address our unspoken nail woes, Galderma Philippines, together with Agoo Bengzon as their brand ambassador, introduced Locycare Nail Gel – it penetrates the nails for optimal hydration and restores the water content of damaged nails. It basically helps promote healthy nail re-growth and brings back the natural, clean, and healthy look of your nails just after two weeks of daily application.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#SprayProtectPlay: Flawless Skin Protect Mist SPF70

The season of sand, sun and fun has finally come. Between the spontaneous road trips and exciting beach getaways, sizzling by-the-shore shindigs and possible summer flings, we have to make sure that our skin is always protected. And because exposure to ultraviolet rays is inevitable even if you hide indoors, Flawless came up with an efficient sunscreen ideal for the summer — Flawless Skin Protect Mist.
Formulated with a high SPF 70, Flawless Skin Protect Mist (as determined through an international In Vitro Evaluation) effectively shields skin from UVA and UVB rays. Its canister, which comes in Flawless’ signature pink, features a 360-degree spray system that allows continuous delivery of skin protection and can be applied in any direction; be it horizontally, vertically, diagonally or even upside-down.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Review: BYS Matte Foundation in Natural Beige

Brace yourselves, ladies. The "hotter season" is here. Don't get me wrong; I'm totally up for both the out-of-town trips and the lazy weekdays at home. What I don't like is how the temp spikes up - like our usual humid weather isn't enough - and ultimately melts all my makeup as soon as I walk out the door. Like always, I'll have to switch to lighter and more lasting products. Summer is when I trade foundations for tinted moisturizers, and coverage for higher SPF content.
This is actually the first product I tried from BYS but if I'm not mistaken, this brand made its debut in the Philippines some time last year and this matte foundation is just one of its many products. BYS is an Australian brand that and it actually stands for "Be YourSelf". It's in fact a drugstore brand so you can expect it to be on the more affordable side of the spectrum.

As much as I want to go with products with lighter coverage, I simply can't at the moment because I have new marks on my cheeks that need to be concealed hence the new foundation. But because it is summer, I opted to get one that has a matte finish so as to avoid looking like a grease ball mid-day.