Friday, November 30, 2012

Etude House I Need You, Lemon! Mask Sheet

Face masks are my cheat sheets to radiant skin! Whenever stress makes my complexion dull, I reach for sheet masks for that quick fix. This one is from Etude House.

Etude House I Need You, Lemon! Mask Sheet (P58.00)

This variant is for brightening and clarifying of the skin. It contains lemon, grapefruit, grape, orange, apple, and lime fruit extracts. I like the subtle and fresh fruity scent of this mask. I put this on my face before going to sleep for about 30 minutes, remove it, toss it, drift of to sleep, and wake up to a fresher, more radiant face! Try it! ;)


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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes by San-Ria Delights

There may be lots of stores that sell cupcakes, but for me, nothing beats sweet homemade goodies. There's something really special when you know that a cupcake is made with love.♥

What I'm loving now are these super tempting Red Velvet Cupcakes by San-Ria Delights. Just look at how festive they are! These will surely be a hit on your upcoming holiday gatherings, or when you give them away as gifts this Christmas.

Red Velvet Cupcakes by San-Ria Delights

Now on to the cupcakes! They might look simple, but they definitely pack on good flavor! These Red Velvet Cupcakes has that perfect level of sweetness to it. The cake has a similar texture to a muffin - it's semi-sweet and dense, so it's bound to be filling. Each Red Velvet Cupcake is topped with cream cheese frosting, which is my favorite part of the cupcake as it adds creaminess and sweetness, and balances the flavor of the entire cake.

San-Ria Delights currently sells these yummy Red Velvet Cupcakes and Choco Peppermint Cupcakes - just in time for Christmas! These delish treats are affordable at P40.00 per piece (including box), with a minimum order quantity of 30 pieces. The cupcakes are packaged in 4 ways: 1 piece/box, 2 pieces/box, 4 pieces/box, and 6 pieces/box.

San-Ria Delights
Contact numbers: 09175146110 or 09088756110
Email address:
Payment mode: Bank deposit
Claiming of Orders:
- Meet up at SM City North EDSA or Trinoma
- Delivery in Metro Manila (with additional delivery charge depending on location)

San-Ria Delights will be coming up with more flavors soon, so do watch out for that! For now, I'll help myself with more of their Red Velvet and Choco Peppermint Cupcakes. (Yes, I am a big fan of everything peppermint, too!)


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Body Shop The Sparkler in Dazzling Copper

November is coming closer to an end. With this, I'll be sharing with you a sparkling blog post. :D Honestly, I'm not feeling Christmas-y all over. I don't know why, maybe it just hasn't sinked in to me. Or maybe because the weather we're having now is so hot, it still feels like summer in December. Crazy weather!

Today, I'll share with you my favorite product for this Holiday 2012! Something that makes me smile whenever I use it, and reminds me that the holidays are fast approaching. It's The Body Shop The Sparkler in Dazzling Copper, which is limited-edition and part of The Body Shop's Winter Trend Collection for 2012.  

The Body Shop The Sparkler in Dazzling Copper (P1,495.00)

I'm not really so much into shimmery makeup, as I am an advocate of that clean, natural look. But this time, I'll be making an exception! Since it's holiday season, why not play with shimmer for a change? I fell in love with this product the moment I tested it in store.

The Body Shop's The Sparkler in Dazzling Copper comes in a classy boudoir bottle with a squeez-y applicator, very vintage I say! I feel so lady-like whenever I dust this on.

There are 2 shades of The Sparkler, one is Dazzling Copper and the other one is Enchanting Gold (with a lighter yellow shade). I prefer Dazzling Copper more, since it packs on more color. This shade works well on both light and dark skin tones, which makes it a winner!

The Sparkler in Dazzling Copper is an all over shimmer and a seriously multitasking product. It can be used as a face, body, and hair shimmer. Just apply sparingly to avoid mess (and looking like a sparkly vampire like the Cullens). I also like that it is lightly scented.

As a hair shimmer, I find that this product lasts longer on wavy hair (where it can cling to the uneven ebb and flow of the hair's texture) compared to straight hair (where it has the tendency to just slide off).

Swatch: Used as shimmer

When applied lightly, it results to a very subtle shimmer. I so love the effect it gives, especially when I wear shoulder baring tops. It highlights my collarbone area like no other.

Swatch: Used as blush/bronzer

When I said that this product is a multitasker, I really meant it, since this one can also be used as a shimmery blush/bronzer! Look at how pigmented it is when used as blush!

When worn

I think I'll be using The Sparkler in Dazzling Copper not only this holiday season, but also for summer because of the peachy/bronzy glow it gives my skin. (Now, if only I could use this during the day, everyday!) I think this one is best used at night to add an ethereal glow to the skin. But no one is stopping me (and you!) from using this during the day - just apply with a light hand and you'll be good to go!

The only con of this product: The shelf life indicates that it's just good for 6 months upon opening, and there's no way I can finish this product within 6 months! It might even take me 6 years before I even use all these shimmers up. But then, because this is in loose powder form and not cream/liquid, I still think that this product is fine/safe to use even after 6 months. I would hate to toss it in such a short time! The Body Shop, please enlighten me on why this product has such a short shelf life. :P

Have you seen The Body Shop's Winter Trend 2012 Collection? Which one is your best bet?


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Working Girl Haul: Forever 21 | Solemate

My weekday wardrobe choice is quite limited because I work in an office with a conservative dress code. (I get to wear pencil skirts instead of slacks though, so I'm fine with that!) I'm all about practical shopping, so when I had to shop for a dress for an event that I was going to attend, I made sure that I was going to be able to use it again - like for work!

Forever 21 Short Length Dress in Black & Cream

I was looking for a futuristic-themed dresses, and ended up falling in love with this black and white printed dress. I wore this to both Snoe and Dermclinic events (which happened on the same day). What I love about this dress is that it has mid-length sleeves that hide my too-skinny arms and wide horizontal lines to add bulk/curves. I prefer my dresses to stop a few inches above the knees since I find that cut most flattering for my petite height.

Forever 21 Long-Sleeved Sweater Top in Hunter Green

I got this because its color reminds me of Christmas! Even if it's warm outside, I can actually get away with this since it's freezing cold inside the office. Plus, it doesn't hurt that I got it at 70% off!

Forever 21 Girls Long Pants in Black

I've been searching for a pair of office pants (meaning: not jeans/leggings/jeggings) for months until I gave up, since nothing ever fit right. All slacks looked frumpy and loose on me, until I chanced upon the pants rack of Forever 21 Girls. Yes, the kids section! Lo and behold, I found a pair of black office-y pants in size 12, which fit me perfectly! Believe me, I was so happy and excited when I saw a pair of pants from Forever 21 that actually fitted me. Now, I know exactly where to look - to the kids section!

Because it can't be all clothes and no shoes, I also bought 2 pairs of black flats just because they go well with everything!


I've meet my Solemate before, and got more pairs in different prints and colors. But still, nothing beats basic black when it comes to dressing up for work.

Solemate Crayola in Black

Solemate Matallic in Black 

I personally think that these shoes will look classier if Solemate just ditched the ribbons. What I love about Solemate shoes are that they're super soft and comfortable, not to mention dirt cheap (P399.75 for 2 pairs!). Because of the price, don't expect the quality to be top-notch. With everyday use (and abuse), these will last you for about 6 months or longer, until the soles start to crack in the middle, but I don't mind repurchasing. Just don't wear this during rainy days; your feet WILL get soaking wet, as the material of these shoes is mainly fabric (except for the sole, of course).

If you're curious, Solemate is available in SM Departments Stores. They do have lots of other colors/designs/prints. They also carry casual sandals too - very nice for lazy days.

What are your "working girl" closet must-haves? :)


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Dress Me Up 2: Black Forest Looks

I'd like to share with you the finished output of my very first styling gig for Dress Me Up 2, along with my partner Aylin. Our model was Enrique Nor from Next Models.

Outfit #1
Red scarf by Parfois, P840.00
White t-shirt with iconic Great British design by Marks & Spencer, P1,650.00
Blue Harbour black jacket by Marks & Spencer, P6,950.00
Blue Harbour black jeans by Marks & Spencer, P1,650.00
Lighthouse tinsel black shoes by Sebago, P5,400.00

Outfit #2
Blue Harbour stripes polo shirt by Marks & Spencer, P2,150.00
Blue Harbour midgrey cardigan by Marks & Spencer, P1,950.00
Chino shorts by Marks & Spencer, P2,650.00
Hanley bag by Marithe Francois Girbaud, P1,500.00
Spinnaker shoes by Sebago, P5,799.75 

If you liked our interpretation of Black Forest, feel free to like this photo, and get a chance to win a P500.00 worth of gift certificates from Starbucks!


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy 41st Anniversary, Dermclinic!

For 41 years, Dermclinic has been providing Filipinos with quality dermatological products and services, using only the latest techniques and technologies in skincare science.

Dermclinic: Celebrating 41 years onwards of professional dermatology

Dermclinic has remained consistent with their commitment to provide only the best skincare solutions for their clients from the moment Dr. Vinson B. Pineda, Father of Philippine Dermatology, opened Dermclinic to the public in 1971, until 41 years later, when countless Filipinos walk into each of its 21 branches in major shopping malls and leisure centers all over the country.

During their anniversary weekend, Dermclinic hosted a special gathering where loyal Dermclinic clients and their invited friends, media, and bloggers were treated to a night of celebration.

Ms. Venus Raj

The very special guest of the night was Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up, Ms. Venus Raj. I thought she already looked beautiful on the television, but I was at awe when I saw her in person. She's stunning as she is statuesque - every inch of a beauty queen, and she's very warm towards everyone. I also can't help but admire her flawless, beautiful caramel-colored skin. This year, she continues to represent Dermclinic as its Brand Ambassador, promoting Dermclinic as a premier market brand in skin and hair care.

Ms. Venus Raj & Dr. Vinson B. Pineda

In its 41st year of redefining the professional dermatology industry in the Philippines, Dermclinic yet again provides world-class skin and hair care with the introduction of three new dermatological services: Black Peel, 3Face, and NuFACE CO2 Laser.


NuFACE CO2 Laser

Dermclinic also unveiled the new face of skincare supremacy with the bold new look of NuDerm Supreme, Dermclinic’s flagship product line of skin rejuvenating products.

NuDerm Supreme

During the event, there was also a skincare talk by Dr. Onessa Lacaba. She discussed the importance of having a healthy lifestyle and how it affects our skin.

Dr. Onessa Lacaba

The skin is the body's largest organ, so we have to take care of it not only on the outside, but also from the inside. Basic tips that we often forget like keeping ourselves hydrated, eating a balanced diet, and exercise can really make a difference on how our skin would look.

There was also a raffle where the guests won either a Mesotherapy or NuShape session.

Congrats, Carizza!

I was lucky enough to win a NuShape GC. Thank you, Dermclinic!

As a way to give back to their loyal patrons for the undying support all throughout its 41 years of serving Filipino skin care needs, Dermclinic offers a wide selection of their bestselling services at 50% off for the whole month of November across all Dermclinic branches nationwide.

I also now have my new Dermclinic Beauty Card, a passport for members to enjoy exclusive privileges and gifts all year round from Dermclinic!

Congratulations on your success, Dermclinic! 41 years have passed, and you always strive to give us happy skin days. Happy 41st anniversary, and more to come!

Thank you, Dermclinic, for letting me be part of this momentous occasion. Thanks also to Charrize for inviting me to the event. I had fun celebrating Dermclinic's 41st anniversary with Ana, Bec, Carizza, Mich, and Rhea! Do visit their blogs, too! ♥


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Acer is Fashion, Fashion is Acer

Tech meets fashion as Acer launched their newest, most stylish line of computers powered with Windows 8. Since 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people and technology so that users can explore, create, and grow. See, touch (your monitors), and experience Acer's latest gadgets, as I take you to a virtual fashion show!

Models strutted on the catwalk clad in their most fashionable wardrobes or their ripped, rough and rugged jeans topped with graphic tees to underscore the theme Acer is Fashion, Fashion is Acer.

Here's the latest Acer tablet PC with exciting Windows 8 OS.  

The newest Acer tablet PC – the Iconia W700 powered by Windows 8 OS.

Everyone’s everyday mobile IT needs is in check with the new Windows 8-powered Acer laptop.

Sleek, sophisticated, yet lightweight is how to describe the latest Acer Iconia W510 with Windows 8 OS.

For the modern male of today, the new thin and powerful Acer Aspire S7 is a modern digital tool that will surely mesmerize.

For the casual chic, the Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook makes the perfect IT tool.

For the modern, geeky, male cyberwarrior of today, the new Acer laptop is definitely the perfect thing.

Windows 8-powered Acer Aspire S7 work best especially for the dressed-down yet fashionable ladies.

Playful or serious, there’s definitely an Acer Aspire S7 laptop for you.

A gray and blue combination is truly a feast for the eyes, with this model holding the new Acer Aspire S7 with Windows 8 OS.

The new Aspire S7 is truly a sight to behold.

Bold, fun and fab, the new Acer Aspire S7 is a true fit for all.

Sophistication personified - the new Windows 8-powered Acer Iconia W700 really rocks!

The latest Acer products, powered by the newest operating system in town, Windows 8, is a remarkable partnership that's bound to be the talk of the town. Wherever you are, whatever IT needs you may have, the newest line of Acer laptops and other digital devices is made just for you.

For more information, visit, like Acer Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Shop for Acer products online at


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