Wednesday, October 31, 2012

[CLOSED] Lucky Citrine x Get Polished Giveaway

Holiday season means tons of parties and reunions to attend. Of course, we have to always look our best! Aside from dressing up well, a great manicure and pedicure can serve as a great accessory to instantly up your confidence level. You can read about my leg wax and GP Spa Mani and Pedi experiences from Get Polished! Nail Spa here in my blog.

Get Polished! Nail Spa only uses high quality, imported nail polish from brands like Color Club, Zoya, China Glaze, Orly, OPI, and Essie. And if you check out their shelves, they also do sell these nail polishes for when you want to take your favorite shade home with you! Each bottle of Color Club nail polish is worth P300.00 a pop, and the Zoya Color Cube is worth P500.00. Best part is, I'll be giving away these goodies!

Lucky Citrine and Get Polished! Nail Spa are giving away Color Club and Zoya goodies!

There will be 3 lucky winners for this giveaway, who will be getting new shades for their tips and toes this holiday season! The OC me had to group the colors into shades that go well together.

Set #1
Zoya Color Cube
Loosen Up Cuticle Softener and Remover by Color Club

This set is perfect for when you want to match your lips with your nails! Plum and deep purple shades are in this season.

Set #2
Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in How Sweet It Is!
Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in She's Sooo Glam
Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in Rebel Debutante

If you're into sweet, candy nails, this set is for you! I personally love the fresh, girly colors of this set.

Set #3
Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in Yummy!
Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in Wham! Pow!
Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in Turn the Other Chic

The third set, you can opt to do gradient nails, or mix and match with the light, bright, and sparkly shades! Orange is a fun color that can give you a mood lift instantly.

1. Follow Lucky Citrine thru Google Friend Connect (GFC).
4. Share this status publicly on your Facebook timeline.

@Lucky Citrine and @Get Polished! Nail Spa are giving away Color Club and Zoya goodies to 3 lucky winners! Let's join! @Friend 1 @Friend 2 @Friend 3

Don't forget to properly tag Lucky Citrine and Get Polished! Nail Spa (plus 3 Facebook friends) then set the shared post to PUBLIC, so that your post will appear on the pages of both Lucky Citrine and Get Polished! Nail Spa.

Here's a sample on how it should look like:

 5. After you have done all the steps above, comment below the following:
  • GFC Name:
  • Facebook Name:
  • Facebook Share Link:
  • Full Name:
  • Email Address:
  • Favorite Nail Polish Brand and Shade*: 

*Indicating your favorite nail polish brand and shade is optional, but this will help me determine which set you're going to get if ever you win.

1. Giveaway is open to local readers (Philippines).
2. All steps in the mechanics are mandatory. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

3. Winners will be picked randomly. Winners will be notified via email and blog post and will have 7 days to respond, otherwise another winner will be picked.
4. Giveaway is from November 1-30, 2012.
5. Prize will be shipped via Xend.

Spread the word and invite your friends to join! Good luck!


PS. Special thanks to Get Polished! Nail Spa for sponsoring this giveaway. Visit their website at

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Make-up Line

I'm a fan of the natural makeup look, but wouldn't it be nice to play around with colors more often? If there's a perfect time have fun with makeup - that would be now, especially when the holidays are just around the corner!

I'm currently in love with The Face Shop's Lovely Me:ex make-up line. This range is actually targeted for teens and young professionals, but that shouldn't stop anyone from trying out the products from this fun range. This make-up line is for those who want to play with fresh colors. Every product from this range comes in fuss-free formulas and funky (yet functional) packaging.

Experiment with color and let your imagination run wild. With Lovely Me:ex, there’s no reason for you to look un-fabulous!

Design My Eyebrow (P225.00)

To frame the eyes, groom those brows with the Design My Eyebrow retractable eyebrow pencil. Its triangular-shaped lead ensures clean and defined brows every time.

Style My Eyebrow (P150.00)

Style My Eyebrow eyebrow pencil can be used to create the most natural-looking defined brows.

You & Eyes (P245.00)

The You & Eyes are mono-eyeshadow palettes that come in 19 sparkling hues that glide over the eyes with a silky texture, for truly glowing peepers.

Make Me A Star Gel Eyeliner (P355.00)

To make the eyes pop, line with the Make Me a Star Gel Eyeliner - a perfect combination of gel and pencil that glides effortlessly and stays put with its waterproof texture.

You & Face (P295.00)

The You & Face is a silky smooth cheek color that comes in different shades to be used as highlighter, contour, or blush.

Pastel Cushion Blusher (P445.00)

For a pop of color, the bestselling Pastel Cushion Blusher can be buffed onto the cheeks with its powder puff.

Aqua Lip & Cheek Tint (P295.00)

The water-based Aqua Lip & Cheek Tint is a water-based tint to create a natural flush of bitten lips and pinched cheeks.

Love Mark Tint (P495.00)

For a truly fun way to shade the lips, the Love Mark Tint is the first-ever stamp-type lip tint that you can directly stamp on your lips using a lip-shaped sponge.

Enamel Jelly Tint (P355.00)

For a lip tint that truly lasts, the Enamel Jelly Tint is a high-gloss jelly-type lip tint that plumps your kisser.

You Make Me Glam (P225.00)

I Love Pure Color (P295.00)
For a bolder impact, the range’s two glosses, the You Make Me Glam and I Love Pure Color delivers intense color for a long-lasting moisturizing effect.

I love how this range has such a young, fresh feel to it. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the prices are way affordable! The must-tries from this range are You & Eyes (creamy, velvety, and very pigmented powder eyeshadows) and Aqua Lip & Cheek Tint (for that natural pop of color)! The Love Mark Tint is also the first of its kind - it's a lip stamp, where the applicator is a lip-shaped sponge you use to dab on the color to your lips.

What are your top pics from the Lovely Me:ex make-up line?


Krispy Kreme Krispy Skremes!

It's Halloween tomorrow! While I'm not a huge fan of spooky shows that are in every channel of the TV this week, I love how fun this occasion could be - like coming up with unique costumes (for those who will be attending parties), seeing kids in their cute costumes (for those who are stuck in the office like me), and eating up all their candies. Oops! Haha :D

I'd like to share with you what my sister and I had for snack last Sunday: Krispy Kreme Krispy Skremes! Krispy Kreme releases cute (and not scary) Halloween-inspired doughnuts every October. Of course, we had to have some!


Franky has to be the cutest doughnut I've ever seen! It almost hurts to slice him. I love the green icing, even if it's just vanilla-flavored. Franky is made of chocolate dough with a piece of Kit Kat stuck on his head.
Scarecrow Jr.

Peanut butter lovers will adore Scarecrow Jr.! This one is mildly sweet. The design might be a bit plain, but it's definitely yummy! While I loved Franky's look better, my sister and I agreed that Scarecrow Jr. was tastier.

There are more designs of Krispy Skremes to choose from, like the ones in the poster below.

Grab a dozen of Krispy Kreme Krispy Skremes for only P395.00 and turn any party into a monster bash!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Spa Mani & Pedi at Get Polished!

There's always a first time for everything. I am actually one of those who are squeamish about having others touch my nails. All the horror stories I've heard about manicures and pedicures gone wrong were enough to keep me from even wanting to try it out for myself. Then, on my first trip to Get Polished! Nail Spa in Timog where I had just my legs waxed, I saw how nice my friend's pedicure was. No bloody or achy toes, just perfectly polished toes! Opportunity presented itself when Rachel, the owner of Get Polished!, invited me over to avail the GP Spa Mani and Spa Pedi.

I went back to Get Polished! in Timog on a Tuesday morning, where I had the place all to myself. (This nail spa is packed during weekends!) Rows of soft mint green couches promised good pampering and relaxation, but I was automatically lured to their colorful nail polish wall.

Get Polished! has an extensive range of colors from imported nail polish brands such as Color Club, Zoya, OPI, China Glaze, and Essie! It was so hard to choose, so I asked help from one of their friendly attendants, Marjorie. She picked out a nice cherry red shade from China Glaze for me because I asked for a shade that would fit my skintone and make my hands and feet look fairer.

Get Polished! Peach & Ginseng Salt Scrub
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Sneaker Head

Since I was going to try their Spa Mani and Spa Pedi, I had to choose a salt scrub from their six different fruity variants. I picked Peach & Ginseng because it smelled so good (and because it's pink).

One noteworthy thing I noticed is that this nail spa gives high regards for hygiene and safety. Not only is the place clean, but they also use this sterilizer for their tools.

I was going to try the GP Spa Mani (P275.00) and GP Spa Pedi (P350.00). These services include a luxurious soak, exfoliation using aromatic salt scrub, and choice of imported polish.

Hand Soak

Foot Soak

I had the hand and foot soak before they started to scrub my hands and feet. (No pictures because my hands had salt scrub on them.) I loved the scent of the Peach & Ginseng scrub. I'm a fan of sweet and fruity scents, and this one is very pleasing to the senses. They scrubbed my hands, arms, and lower legs, and filed my feet. It was my first time to have my feet filed. I was actually scared with the file, especially when I saw dead skin falling of! I felt a slight sting while filing, but I let it be. I should have mentioned it, as a spot near my left pinky toe got a small blister from too much filing. They put medicine on it right after. (It's almost healed now, in less than a week.) The result of the scrub? Softer, smoother, and fairer hands and feet!

After that, my nails were trimmed short and square (just the way I like it). I particularly asked for them not to cut my cuticles, but some dry parts had to be removed using a nipper for the polish to look even. The attendants of Get Polished! made applying nail polish look so easy. I wish I could also do perfect nail polish at home.

Another thing I liked about this nail spa is that they have a hand/foot dryer! You basically place your hands/feet on it and it dries your nail polish in a few minutes.

Now for the big reveal on how my first mani/pedi went! This shade I had on my fingers and toes was Sneaker Head from China Glaze.

I loved the result and how the red complemented my pale skin. It's perfect! Because of Get Polished!, I'm not scared of getting my nails done anymore. (But I won't be getting any foot file next time, just polish!) It's amazing how red nails (or just beautifully groomed nails) instantly ups your confidence and makes you feel like a lady all over.

Get Polished will sponsor a giveaway here on my blog - with Color Club and Zoya goodies up for grabs! Watch out for that on November (in short, in just a few days!). For now, please like Get Polished! Nail Spa on Facebook. :)


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Freeway x Botong Francisco for Holiday 2012

Freeway’s Holiday 2012 Collection of National Artist Collectors’ Series celebrates the Philippine’s greatest muralist of all time, Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco. The much anticipated collaboration collection pays tribute to his life and amazing murals and also marks the 100th Grand Anniversary of Botong’s life, who was born in 1912.

Botong was the second Filipino to be hailed as a National Artist in Painting (after Fernando C. Amorsolo).  He was one of the first Filipino modernists who revolutionized art. His great works include Blood Compact, First Mass at Limasawa, The Martyrdom of Rizal, Bayanihan, Magpupukot, Fiesta, Bayanihan sa Bukid, Sandugo, Portrait of Purita, The Invasion of Limahong, Serenade, and Muslim Betrothaland. The famed Nose Flute set an auction record of P27.8 million and is now owned by a private Indonesian collector.

From canvass to fabric, Freeway immortalizes Botong Francisco’s paintings into wearable art. Freeway’s Holiday Collection honoring Botong Francisco consists of beautiful tailored dresses in woven poplins and soft materials like chiffon, a range of casual and corporate tops, plus gift items like accessories, watches, tote bags, and more.

From Left to Right:
Freeway x Botong Extended Sleeve Casual Dress in White (P1,595.00)
Freeway x Botong Bayanihan Sublimation Basic Tee (P1095.75)
Freeway x Botong Bayanihan Sublimation Basic Tee (P1095.75)
Freeway x Botong Short Sleeve Notch Collar Two-fer Dress in Beige (P1,995.00)

Freeway x Botong Workshirt with Eyelet Collar in White (P1,495.00)
Freeway x Botong Extended Sleeve Tunic Top in Black (P1,195.00)
Freeway x Botong Sleeveless Shift Dress with Chiffon Overlay in Black (P1,995.00)

Freeway x Botong Short Sleeve A-line Tunic Workshirt (P1,495.00)

Freeway x Botong Racer Back A-line Top (P695.00)

Freeway x Botong Bardot Double Knit Dress in Nude (P1,995.00)

Freeway x Botong Knit Dress with Band in Mustard (P995.00)

Freeway x Botong Sleeveless Color Block Dress with Printed Skirt Overlay in White (P1,995.00)

Freeway x Botong Wide Printed Collar Midi-Dress with Belt in White (P2,095.00)

Freeway x Botong Sleeveless Color Block Dress (P1,795.00)
Freeway x Botong Sleeveless Dress with Printed Chiffon Overlay in Navy Blue (P1,995.00)

Freeway x Botong Short Sleeve Notch Collar Two-fer Dress in White (P1,995.00)
From Left to Right:
Freeway x Botong Cropped Georgette Top with Smocking in Red (P1,195.00)
Freeway x Botong V-neck Top in White (P995.00)
Freeway x Botong Sleeveless Color Block Dress with Printed Skirt Overlay in Black (P1,995.00)

From Left to Right:
Freeway x Botong Sleeveless Dress with Printed Chiffon Overlay in Red (P1,995.00)
Freeway x Botong Knit Two-fer Dress in Red (P1,895.00)

Freeway x Botong V-neck Top in White (P995.00)
Freeway x Botong Wide Printed Collar Midi-Dress with Belt in Red (P2,095.00)
From Left to Right:
Freeway x Botong Wide Printed Collar Midi-Dress with Belt in Red (P2,095.00)
Freeway x Botong Sleeveless Dress with Printed Chiffon Overlay in Red (P1,995.00)
Freeway x Botong Knit Two-fer Dress in Red (P1,895.00)
Freeway x Botong Sleeveless Color Block Dress with Printed Skirt Overlay in Black (P1,995.00)
Freeway x Botong Cropped Georgette Top with Smocking in Red (P1,195.00)

The 25-piece collection comes in vibrant holiday colors, befitting the color palette of Botong Francisco’s paintings. An attractive packaging and a biography tag accompanies each item. The collection is available in stores starting this month of October.

To know more about the collection and Botong’s 100th Anniversary celebrations, visit Freeway’s new website
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For inquiries and program updates on the Centennial, email or check out Carlos "Botong' Francisco Centennial on Facebook.

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