Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review: Maybelline White Super Fresh Powder

This might come as a surprise to most of you but I don't really carry a lot of makeup with me when I leave the house. Well, not anymore, at least. There was a time when I used to bring everything in my bag - planner, iPad, sanitizer, umbrella, pens, charger, powerbank, wallet, phone, a complete makeup kit for retouching and a few more junk. I only realized that I carry too many things (waaay too many unnecessary things) when my boyfriend started complaining how heavy my bag usually is. I mean, why do I need an umbrella when I'm driving my car? It's not like it's going to rain inside the car. iPad AND planner? Err.. there's such a thing as calendar app for that. Primer and foundation in my retouch kit? In what instance would I be asked to wash my face and redo my entire makeup while at a mall? That's just silly.

Now as a favor to the one carries my bag when we go out on dates, I decided to keep things at a minimum. I only bring things that I true need and in terms of makeup, just 2-3 essential products. And by essential I mean powder, blush and lipstick. :)
Product Description:
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White Super Fresh Powder. Stay fresh, fair, and matte for up to 12 hours! Enriched with Mineral Perlite, you have 5x the absorption power of talc. Fresh, radiant look. Flawless, even coverage. Long-lasting matte finish with SPF 34 PA+++

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Review: Belo Essentials Whitening Anti-Perspirant Deodorant & Cream

Summer is upon us and it's time to bare that skin! Show off what you've been workin' on - I know it takes an awful lot of self-discipline to really commit to a routine and diet. You've worked hard on it, flaunt it! Oh but wait, great figure alone isn't going to cut it. Better make sure your underarms are not just hairless, they should be brag-worthy.
Remember the days when hairless pits are enough to wear sleeveless? Well, the times have changed, my friends. Belo Essentials just upped the ante for beautiful underarm in the form of Anne Curtis. Yes, just by looking at how flawless even her underarms are makes me squirm in jealousy and question what I did wrong to deserve this. Haha. Of course, I'm exaggerating but come on ladies, it's time to step up our game.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Brandstorm 2015 Philippine Championship: Lancôme in Travel Retail

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to be invited to the L'Oreal Brandstorm 2015 Philippine Championship held at the very posh Skye Lounge in BGC. Although it was not the first time I've heard of the event, it was actually the first time I attended one. It's an annual competition held by L'Oreal and all the brands under it. It's a great opportunity to showcase management and marketing skills of homegrown talents. Winners are also given the chance to represent the country at the finals. I don't know if I've told you this but I may hold a degree in accounting but what I really wanted to take was marketing. And this event reminded me of how much I wanted to shift during my third year in college and how boring accounting is compared to marketing, haha.

L’Oréal Brandstorm has been considered the ultimate global marketing competition in the beauty industry since 1992 having challenged the world’s top students to turn ideas into products or services. The surge of the competition was first experienced in the Philippines in 2009 and became a sought-after annual opportunity for Filipino students since then.

Review: Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream

I can never have too many makeup removers. I put on makeup almost every day and it is of utmost importance that I properly remove every bit of makeup before hitting the sack. I've been using the Bifesta Cleansing Lotion for most part of 2014; it's great and all but I want to explore more options. Maybe I'll find something better, my Holy Grail makeup remover waiting to be discovered, haha. With that, I decided to go back to Etude House during the last day of their "Hello New Year Sale" last December. I initially did my shopping on the first few days of the sale but after Andy of Shimmerjjang's recommendations, I inclined to complete my shopping list before the sale ends.
Product Description:
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The Etude House's Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream is a gentle cleanser formulated with baking powder to gently exfoliate your skin and penetrate deep into your pores for a full and refreshing skin cleansing experience. With its oil and moisture balancing properties, you will be sure to achieve clear and healthy looking skin by adding this creamy indulgence to your daily facial cleansing routine.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CocoMelody: Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

One of the most critical decisions a bride has to make for her wedding (except from willfully agreeing to standby her husband for the rest of her life, of course) is picking out the perfect wedding gown. As much as we want the wedding to be about the bond and commitment of the married life, a girl in the right mind wouldn want to walk down the aisle with a potato sack on. It has to be perfect. It is a once in a lifetime event after all. <3

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The first step in assuring that you get the perfect wedding gown is knowing your body shape. Simply because, only by being aware of your body shape can you find what truly flatters you. It gives you an idea how to make your flaws work for you and which assets to accentuate. Below are just some of the most common body shapes.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Top 5 Picks: Sunblocks

Here comes the sun la lala~ Sun block is essential in our daily routine so what more now that we will deliberately be basking under the sun. For normal days, something with SPF30 would suffice but definitely not when we're out and about the beach. My minimum requirement has always been SPF50 when going outdoors, just to be safe. Now, SPF that high usually equates to thicker consistency and more obvious white cast. But that ain't cool. I want my sun blocks to be light but still have enough SPF to protect me from the harmful rays of the sun. Who's with me?! No one wants to look like a grease ball while hanging out by the beach. Good thing brands have seen this dilemma and they've created sun blocks for this.
But wait, why do we even need sun block? Tan is pretty, right? Err.. tan is indeed pretty. What isn't pretty is skin damage due to UVA and UVB rays. You won't see the damage it has caused immediately but give it time; soon enough premature age lines, sun spots and even skin cancer would show itself. I bet you wouldn't want that so don't be such a lazy a*s and make sure you're well-protected while you're enjoying under the sun.