Monday, November 24, 2014

How To: Start A Makeup Kit For Work + Giveaway!

I have been to a lot of job interviews lately and I still can't seem to find one that is truly worth my time and effort. It's tiring, yes, but one thing I find interesting is how my usual makeup kit has changed to accommodate this new chapter of my life. I can't believe how fast time flies. I keep on planning things and somehow, they don't pan out as I wish they would. Oh life, how you surprise me still. HAHA.
 Granted that I technically don't have a job yet, I decided to share with you what's inside my updated makeup kit that is perfect for the corporate world. Included below are the products I think are essential for this part of my life. I hope that by going through what's listed below you get to find something that would fit you and your current routine. :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Review: Moist Diane Oil Shampoo & Treatment

Remember the Watsons Wonders Beauty Box I shared with you a just last month? If not, you can check it out HERE. After that post, I almost automatically placed all the contents of that box in one of my beauty stashes since I still had products I was currently trying and I don't want to mix up results. Anyway, during our Hong Kong trip last month, I saw the other Moist Diane variant in one of the boutiques in the HK International Airport which reminded me that I have that at home and that I should give it a try soon. However, I got very preoccupied since we came back so it kinda slipped me.

Good thing I saw Xiaxue post a photo of her endorsing Moist Diane on her Instagram account which totally convinced me to dig these out of my stash and start using them. Perfect timing, too, since I just emptied my favorite Biolage Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner that time.
Product Description:

Moist & Shine. Using Ion Complex Technology, it helps repair the hair from the core. Cuticles on the damaged hair are suppressed from lifting up to achieve silky, smooth, healthy-looking hair. Specially formulated for ling damaged hair as it repairs the hair from within, promoting soft and silky hair. It contains Apple Stem Cells to prolong hair's natural life cycle and reduce hair loss. 

Challenge Accepted: Jergens 7-Day Challenge!

My life has been very uneventful these past weeks, to say the least. I've been going out for interviews a lot lately and then  I spend the rest of my time at home watching series. I always find a reason to back out of hangouts and blog-related events simply because I really don't feel myself lately. Not only that but I also lack the motivation to blog regularly. Oh boy. :(

Anyway, when I got an email from Jergens asking if I'd be willing to take on their 7-Day Challenge, I saw it as an opportunity to get my blog rolling again.. something that would really push me to update my blog on a daily basis. A driving force, if you will.. just 'til I get my groove back on so yeah, needless to say, I gladly took up the challenge. Woohoo!
What the Jergens 7-Day Challenge is basically a set of missions emailed to participants on a daily basis and we have to update our post as we go along the missions. The missions are unknown to us. We have absolutely no idea. Period. Well, I did read other blogger go through this as well but I'm not quite sure if we have different set of missions per batch. That, we'll have to see.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Review: Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Slim Lipstick

When it comes to doing product reviews, both my most and least favorite part would have to be swatching lip products. I just hate the shape of my lips - it's frustrating how they're so unattractive! Argh! And in doing multiple swatches, I'm subjecting my lips to a great deal of rubbing and exfoliating my already-dried-up smackers. Although the bright side in that is that I'll have a "database" of lipstick shades that I already own. :)

The newest additions to my so-called database are these Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Slim Lipsticks I got during their Hot Hues event early this year. Read more about the event HERE.
Product Description:
(Taken from www.sampleroom.ph)

Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Slim Lipstick. Achieve rich, longwearing color that glides on smoothly and doesn’t fade away easily. Always hydrating and never drying, this high-cushioned lipstick keeps lips moisturized all day, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and stops feathering to give lips the perfect plumped-up appearance. Slim and handy, with a see through window for easy identification.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Review: Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara

Just the other day I was driving from Cavite to Laguna early in the morning and I was caught in the morning traffic towards the end of Daang Hari. We were moving extremely slow when I noticed the lady in the car right next to mine. She was doing her complete hair AND makeup routine while driving.. again, it was rather slow but still, that takes skills, girl! Her hair was up on these traditional plastic curlers while she was putting on liquid liner and then mascara. All throughout the drive, I was just watching her do her thing. She's amazing - although a bit reckless, to be honest. HAHA. I got to see her finish and I have to admit, she looked terrific. Her hair was nicely done, too. Two thumbs up for her!

Anyway, the reason I remembered that story is because I have yet another review for y'all. It's my first ever Covergirl product actually and I got it from the last BDJ Social Event I attended. They had this booth where you could trade in your used mascara for a new, full-sized Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara. I really wanted to try their mascara so I took a deep breath and traded in my favorite Clinique High Impact Mascara (Read review HERE) for it. It was the only mascara I had with me at the time; I had no choice but to sacrifice it. *Sob sob!*
Product Description:
(Taken from www.covergirl.com)

Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion. Experience COVERGIRL’s first-ever volume + length mascara! The fiberstretch formula and oversized brush make every little lash bigger, fuller, longer-looking, and more dramatic. * Also available in Water Resistant! *vs bare lashes

Online Window Shopping for Wedding Dresses at Midnight!

I'm at a certain age where half of my friends are either getting married or having baby whereas the other half, like me, is still figuring out what they really want to do in life. I've been in a long, healthy relationship for almost 5 years now but we're in no way ready to take the plunge. However, because of the wedding invites I've been receiving lately, it got me thinking.. would I turn into a bride-zilla when my time comes?

From that thought, I don't know how but I ended up looking at wedding dresses online. I saved some of my favorites for no apparent reason. Boyfie, if you're reading this, know that this is just a random thing I do when I can't sleep and that I'm not forcing you to propose. HAHA. :)
 Anyway, here are some of the dresses that I really, really liked. For your reference, some of the sites I visited for bridal wedding dresses included www.weddingbee.com, www.asos.com and www.weddingshe.com.