Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lash In Bloom at Browhaus SM Megamall

Just this month we had a weekday holiday from work, which also meant that I get to use the Browhaus Lash In Bloom GC I got from Project Vanity's 9th Anniversary Kit. I booked my appointment at Browhaus SM Megamall on a Monday afternoon, and despite being a weekday, the place was packed. WOW!


Browhaus here shares their space with Strip, which is the best waxing salon I've been to. They're really OC with hygiene, so this place is perfect for Brazilian first-timers.


Anyway, back to Browhaus! 😊 I love the fresh and quirky interiors. I think they have a different theme for each branch.

Comfy chair!


The service I availed was the Lash In Bloom Extension (Strand by Strand). Browhaus makes use of the finest imported lashes and a new technique of lash extension work together for fuller, longer, and more durable lashes. The length is customized, and it's the client's call if they want to go for a natural or dramatic look. With proper care and occasional tune ups, these lashes can stay in full bloom for 2-4 weeks.

I chose to go the natural route, and was recommended the 8-10mm length lashes. I was on the chair for around 1.5 hours, I almost fell asleep. 😪 You can't open your eyes during the procedure, or else it will sting. On some instances, my lids were being pulled upwards so there was a tiny bit of discomfort, but the end result was amazing!

Before & After Lash In Bloom


Lash In Bloom looks really natural! My colleagues thought I was just wearing eyeliner or a really good mascara when they saw me. It looks real! 😊 It also feels weightless, and I forget I have them on.

I was told to not wet my lashes for 24 hours, but I try not to wet it every time I wash my face. It's been 2 weeks since my extensions, and even though there's a couple of fall outs (around 15 pieces? I lost count), my lashes still look decent. All I do in the morning is use a spoolie to brush them in place, and I'm good to go.

You can get a Lash In Bloom Tune Up (P450/10 lashes) within 3 weeks after the treatment is done.


Lash extensions are definitely my favorite beauty indulgence. (Ugh, I really have to learn how to put false lashes on to save money.) 😝 To avail this service at Browhaus is definitely pricey, but they certainly do not scrimp on the lash count, unlike other salons where there is a set number of strands per eye. I think this one will last me 3 weeks given the rate of fall out. By week 4, I might need to put false lashes on for them to look even.

Price: P3,800 (Shocking ba? Wait, I have a hack for this. Haha)

I'm not working for Sample Room, but this is a really just good deal. Just be a Sample Room VIP Member for P649, and you can already avail the Browhaus Lash In Bloom service. 😉 (Few stocks left as of press time.)

Browhaus SM Megamall
Address: 5F Bldg D Mega Fashion Hall
Phone: +632 5316967
Store hours: Monday to Sunday 10AM-10PM

Love,
Helen

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

I love the effect of false lashes, but I don't have the talent for it. When I'm looking for an everyday mascara, I actually prefer a non-waterproof one for easier removal at the end of the day. When I spotted this cute Essence Lash Princess mascara, into my basket it went ASAP!
 

mascara for an irresistible false lash effect and dramatic volume
 

It comes with a conical fiber brush which I find helpful when I want to reach the inner lashes. My lashes have always been sparse. The length is average, but they point downwards.

Before
 
After

Pros:
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara does what it says. The first time I used this, I was told that I looked "blooming". But this was all I ever added to my makeup routine! Big lashes really make a difference. This mascara is not clumpy and it lengthens my lashes well. As you can see, my lashes are invisible to begin with. Haha! So just imagine if you have normal lashes, you'd definitely get that false lashes effect.

Cons:
By midday though my lashes aren't curled anymore, I have to give my lashes a boost by using an eyelash curler. I know this is bad, but I do it anyway. :/ The downfall of this mascara though is that it smudges on me towards the end of the day. It could be my oily face or the humidity, but this mascara isn't smudge-proof.

It's worth its price since it delivers its promises of longer lashes, but I've used non-waterproof mascaras before that didn't smudge on me, so I'm sure that there are other better options.

Price: P349
Available at Watsons/SM Beauty


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Helen


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Taipei Orchid

My friend and I did a makeup swap, and now I have The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in my kit - in a shade I wouldn't have picked out for myself. Haha! I usually go for dark lipsticks. My bet from this range was initially the deep and dark Sicily Iris, but the makeup artist recommended me Goa Magnolia (a berry pink shade) which look really flattering against my pale skin. Today, it's going to be about the shade Taipei Orchid! 💋


Matte liquid lipsticks are trending and almost all makeup brands have their own version of it, but I was extra happy when The Body Shop finally released their own line of Matte Liquid Lip in 12 stunning shades. The Body Shop doesn't include shady ingredients to their products, so I know my lips won't darken or dry out. The Matte Lip Liquid is 100% vegetarian, and contains no gluten and carmine! The packaging looks simple but classy - from the matte cap to the glossy body, and it's lightweight and durable. I love how the brand is changing to a more modern look for all their products.

All shades of The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid

Taipei Orchid (What a pretty soft pink shade!) 💖

Taipei Orchid when worn

First up, this lippie has the most amazingly delicious bubblegum scent! 😍 The formula is creamy, almost mousse-like, and never runny. It doesn't dry too quickly, so you'd have ample time to blend the lipstick evenly. The doe foot applicator works well with blending the formula. It dries down to a velvety, soft matte finish with a cushy feel. It feels so light and non-sticky, I sometimes forget that I have it on! Lasting power is amazing too - around 5 to 6 hours. It even withstands meals, provided it's not too oily. My lip swatch didn't do it justice as it looks lovelier in real life. The shade Taipei Orchid is still a bit on the pale side though, so I cannot wear it with a bare face. I have to add some blush and this one, and I'm good for the entire day. (I still love wearing it since it makes me look like a good and less sungit girl. LOL!) I love its formula, but I will get it in the pretty nude but not pale Nairobi Camellia (which is universally loved by my teammates) or the brighter Goa Magnolia next. 😚

Price: P495
Available at all The Body Shop stores nationwide

Have you tried The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid yet? 💄

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Helen

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