Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Quick Haul: From NY With Love

Christmas came a bit early this year. I got to spend time with most of my relatives as they came to Manila for a quick vacay. We don't normally see each other on a yearly basis so this was a rather joyful gathering. We did a lot of shopping but what I enjoyed most was our out-of-town trip the weekend before my birthday. I'll be doing a separate post for that. :)

Not only that but I also (finally) received the items I bought from US sites. You see, I normally have my stuff delivered to my tita's address in New York and have them shipped here when all the things I bought from different sites are complete. That way, I get to save on shipping cost. Talk about being kuripot. HAHA.
I first saw the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o’ Blushes on one of the Facebook groups for beauty bloggers. I immediately searched for reviews and swatches! So when my tita asked me what I wanted for my birthday, this was my automatic/default answer. But since this was very limited (sold out on their official online site), I didn't expect her to find one. I was expecting something else from Benefit Cosmetics but when I opened my birthday present, I was ecstatic to see that she did find one. I can only imagine the effort she must have exerted to find this. Aww!

Sample Room VIP Member – Again!

Hey there! Now that Christmas is just around the corner, I thought it would be the best time to become a Sample Room VIP Member again. Unlike in other countries, samples are not freely given to customers who want to test certain products before actually paying for the full-sized thing. Sample Room is really pushing the envelope with their "try before you buy" concept. So for me, personally, buying VIP points is a great deal for girls like me. I've tried the VIP Member-system before and it was totally worth it. Plus, you know how Sample Room can be generous with deluxe-sized samples. *wink! 
How it works: Be a Sample Room VIP member by purchasing points. 1000 points = PHP 799 + Exclusive Gift. The 1000 points you purchased will be added to your account. Within the span of 2 months, you get to use the points to purchase samples and even full-sized products from the site. As a VIP member, you get to avail sample offers from premium brand partners. You'll receive earlier notifications of product uploads and more points means more samples! 

The points you purchased will only be applicable for two (2) months. After 2 months, your 1000 points will expire.  Know more about being a Sample Room VIP Member HERE.

#BetterMe: SkinWhite Captive Council Batch 2 & Kim Chui

Now that the end of 2014 is fast approaching, I'm sure a lot of us will be jotting down our New Year's Resolutions soon. And if you're like most, you'd be listing down ways to improve yourself for the coming year; may it be with your work routine, fitness, craft or your perspective in life. We don't always stay true to our resolutions all throughout the year but our intention to be a better version of ourselves is a universal goal.
That’s why SkinWhite, the leading and pioneer skin whitening brand in the Philippines, aims to give young Filipinas the tools they need to improve who they are both inside and out through the #BetterMe campaign.

Ready for 2015 Prom!

A few weeks ago, I was 'online window shopping' for wedding gowns. Now, I'm doing the same but with younger, more vibrant gowns perfect for prom. I maybe too old for proms that would never stop me from looking at prom dresses online. And since I won't be wearing one to a prom until my next life, I might as well just share my top picks on this blog – I know every well that I have a lot of young readers here. Hello there! *waves* :)
I won't recommend the photo above for high school prom, though. We want to keep it demure and elegant for prom. Believe me; you'd want to embrace every last ounce of youth vibe you have going on. You'll have plenty of other time to wear racy and provocative dresses when you grow older; don't worry. Haha. Although for formal events, I won't mind wearing that sparkly number with very low neckline – with the right accessories and makeup, it would look very elegant for sure. <3

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 2014 BDJ Box: CoverGirl-Exclusive

I was out shopping for Christmas gifts with my boyfriend yesterday.. and some belated birthday gift to myself. Oh yes, I turned 23 the other day. Thank you to those who greeted me through Facebook and Instagram. :) Anyway, we came home to several packages and as usual, I was super giddy about surprise packages. I thought of them as late birthday gifts. HAHA.

The universe has a funny way of giving you things want and sometimes, things that didn't even know you wanted but needed. Recently I wrote an in-depth review on CoverGirl LashBlash Fusion Mascara (Read review HERE) and in that post I said that that was the first product I tried from the brand. And then just the other day, I was online shopping for new foundations when I saw the CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup. I thought it would be nice to try something new from the brand so I was contemplating whether to buy it or not – good thing I decided to pass up on it.
What'ya know, the December BDJ Box is a CoverGirl-exclusive box! I'll finally get to try more products from the brand. Yehey! I don't know why but I've been itching to try more CoverGirl products ever since I reviewed the LashBlast Fusion Mascara. This box is a proof of the power of attraction and delayed gratification. I got the products that I wanted without even asking for it. I feel so blessed. <3

Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic: "Where Beauty Is Real"

Men and women now have options to forego surgical procedures for face lifting and body contouring. Cosmetic science has provided us with safe, non-surgical choices that deliver quick, visible and natural looking results. This is wonderful news for people with today’s busy lifestyle. The non-surgical treatment of Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic require minimal to no recovery time allowing you to get back to your life with little interruption.
A quick background about the clinic: Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic is an advanced medical aesthetics center that offers a wide array of non-invasive cosmetic procedures. The treatments are designed to improve the appearance of the face and body for a more youthful glow. At SKIN HOUSE, the dermatologist and the medical staffs are dedicated to provide personalize service for your individual beautifying needs and concerns.