Thursday, September 18, 2014

Heroine Make: A Royal Arrival

Last month I was invited to yet another brand launching and this time, it was actually one that I was honestly looking forward to. I've been a silent reader/follower of Project Vanity and I've heard her talk about the brand a couple of times before. I thought, if Liz genuinely likes this brand, then it has to be really good. So without hesitation, I skipped a day of review school and hopped on a cab to attend the event that was held in Makati Shangri-La. And no, I did not regret missing review school for this event. :)
A little background: Heroine Make is a Japanese-manufactured makeup line with ten years of history of turning women into princesses since 2005. It launched a revolutionary range of eye makeup in Japan since then. The brand has become a familiar sight to shoppers in Hong Kong and Singapore. Now, Heroine Make is spreading the wide manga eyes towards the Philippines. Heroine Make, like Pixy Cosmetics, is also under the umbrella of Mandom Philippines Corporation.

August 2014 BDJ Box: Luscious Locks

Oh my, it's been a while since I last shared a haul post here. Heck, it's been a while since I last bought anything for myself. I can't wait for the board exams to be over and done with - I can't explain how stressful the last few months have been for me. In less than 3 weeks, I'll be taking what seems to be the hardest exam I'll ever have take in my entire life. I can already feel the pressure especially with the job interview I have for tomorrow. Sheesh! I'm freaking out again! So, as always, I turn to my blog to calm myself. I love how this blog has been my release - my little paradise away from all the pressure. <3
 Talking about how busy I was for months.. I owe you a lot of reviews and whatnot. But before we get to that, I'll start with this overdue BDJ Unboxing post. This is actually last month's box but like I always say it's better late than never. Excuses, I know. Haha. You can't blame a girl for prioritizing her studies, can you? :P

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pixy Cosmetics: Beauty Blossoms in Manila

For all those who love Tokyo makeup and affordable finds, August was indeed a happy month for this is when Pixy Cosmetics made its way into the Philippines! After showering beauty across Japan, Indonesia, and Malaysia to bring the best of truly Asian beauty.. it finally reached our shores. With the arrival of Pixy, flawless skin, girlish shades, and beautiful eyes that you see on Japan's most fashionable streets have never been closer at hand! No need to hit the drugstores of Tokyo to try them.
If you're unfamiliar with the brand, here's a quick background of the newest brand to hit the shelves of your favorite mall's beauty section: "Pixy is a Japanese-formulated and Indonesian-manufactured makeup line which flatters skintones, while infusing the same light-reflecting, skin-perfecting properties, making Japanese cosmetics high in demand."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Review: Belo Essentials AcnePro

Review school has definitely taken its toll on me and I hate how it’s making itself apparent – I’m always bloated, huge dark bags under my eyes and yes, pimpies popping out one after another. I just hope all the sacrifices are worth it.. for the meantime, I have no other viable option than to change my skincare regimen, something that focuses mainly on healing and preventing the recurring breakout. One specific regimen that has proven to be quite effective for my breakout is the new Belo Essentials AcnePro skincare line. Yes, I’m talking about the WHOLE line. Be confident enough to say #GoodbyePimpy with the new Belo Essentials AcnePro range. :)
Belo Essentials AcnePro is a range of scientifically-formulated products, each with a distinct benefit for smoother and pimple-free skin. This powerful anti-acne line is infused with Purified Bee Venom clinically proven to treat mild to moderate acne and reduce inflammation. Bee Venom is derived from honey bees (Apis Mellifera) from a venom sac stored by the stinger. The raw bee venom is purified using methods that are safe for the bees.

I honestly haven’t given the brand much thought up until my rather impressive encounter with their Kojic Soap. Like me, most people would normally just walk pass by Belo products in department stores because we have this common notion that they’re expensive and that only celebrities can afford them BUT I’m telling you, don’t be intimidated for they’re actually quite affordable. Slightly a bit more than your “teen products” but a lot less than high end brands – still, worth every cent.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Beauty Scents: The Biggest Luxury Outlet in the Philippines Now Open!

I've been attending a lot of perfume events recently, have you noticed? I really don't mind the commute back and forth the venue because I honestly LOVE perfumes. I just love seeing the lovely bottles sitting side-by-side on top of my vanity table. Believe me, I'm not this particular with fragrances when I was in high school, and during my early college years as well. I clearly remember my ex-boyfriend telling me then that I don't smell good. I mean, whaaat?! Who says that kind of things anyway? Haha! Don't get me wrong, I don't smell bad but he prefers girls who bathe in strong perfume. Weird, I know. I did say ex, right? :D
Moving on. Beauty Scents is the Philippines' biggest and first-ever outlet beauty and fragrance store. It's about time they came up with this! :) Good news to us, Southerners, because it is located in Paseo de Sta Rosa, just a few minutes from the Sta Rosa SLEX Exit. Perfect if you're on your way to Tagaytay or Enchanted Kingdom. :)

Burt's Bees: 30 Years of Organic Goodness

I can’t remember the exact title of the article but from what I’ve read, it is advisable to change your complete skincare routine every 2-3 months because our skin gets used to their active agents through continued used. And so our skin becomes “immune” to it thus lessening their effects. That being said, I’ve been  switching skincare products very-so often to maximize their effectiveness. However, I like injecting my regimens with organic skincare products to help balance everything out.
Talking about organic skincare products, one of my favorite all-organic brand, Burt’s Bees, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in the health and beauty industry. I was privileged to have been invited to the intimate celebration but it’s even more fortunate that my class schedule permitted me to attend – it would’ve sucked big time if I missed it. HAHA.