Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Body Shop Eye Palette in Dolly Pastels [Holiday 2014]

Happy last day of the year! ♥

Tonight, I'll be sharing with you swatches of this cutesy palette from The Body Shop's Holiday 2014 collection. Your eyes can be your best accessories for any party you attend if you play it right. :D

Their new palette comes in a lightweight cardboard packaging with a Christmas jumper design. How cute is that! I appreciate that even though the packaging is made of cardboard, it's black so it won't look dirty or worn out after a few months.

The the back is a guide on how to best use the palette, but of course you can apply it in any way you like.

The palette comes with a magnetic closure, a mirror, and a double-ended applicator (sponge + slanted eyeliner brush). The shades of this palette, aptly called Dolly Pastels, is everything girly. While I usually just go for neutral browns for the eyes, these shades are very wearable.


The consistency of the light beige and lilac are creamy and velvety, the brown one is silky (and the most pigmented among the bunch), while the peach shade is glittery and prone to fallout. The colors are pretty, but they don't show up like that on the lids (especially the first two light shades - they both look similar when worn). I bet this would work better with a primer such as The Body Shop's Instablur Eye. But these shades can be worn not just for the holidays. I still think this one's a cute day palette, but I still love my brown neutral palettes more.

Tip: The brown eye shadow in this palette is very versatile. You can use it on your brows (if you have dark hair), as eye contour, and as a powder to set your eyeliner with.

  • The Body Shop Eye Palette in Dolly Pastels (P1,495.00)
  • The Body Shop Glitter Eyeliner (P795.00)

And because Christmas is over, I bet these will go on sale pretty soon. ;)

Like The Body Shop, Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Instagram @thebodyshopph for more information.


Monday, December 29, 2014

Ellana Pressed Mineral Blush Duo in Kitten/Peach Passion

For this post, I'll be sharing with you my favorite blush of the moment. I've been ignoring the other blushes in my kit and using this nonstop for around two months already.

I already have a blush duo from Ellana in the shade Flirtation/Fetish. My standard go-to color for blush is pink, since it's standard that one flushes "in the pink of health" or so they say. It wasn't until I modeled for Julia's Poreless Perfection workshop that I discovered the wonders of a nude peach blush.

On to the packaging. It's a cardboard compact with magnetic closure. It comes with a mirror, too. I appreciate that they put designs on the part near the blush trays, since my previous one was all white, and now it looks messy.

Kitten - light pink gold shimmer
Peach Passion - nude peach shimmer

Both shades are pretty with finely-milled gold shimmers, so there's no need to highlight your cheeks anymore when you have these. The texture of these pigmented blushes are soft and buttery.


Kitten gives me a super fresh, blooming look!

Peach Passion

Peach Passion is my favorite because it's not as pink as usual blushes, nor is it brown as bronzers, but it manages to add dimension to my face. It gives my cheeks a nice lift, and I can wear this shade day or night, with any eye or lip color. It's nude, warm peachy shade goes with everything, and it looks perfectly natural.

Peach Passion can also work as eye shadow, and you can wear it on your eyes and cheeks simultaneously without looking silly. It gives a different effect on the eyes and cheeks. Try it! ♥

Price: P460.00 (get 15% off when you buy online)

Like Ellana Cosmetics on Facebook for more information.

Aside from the mineral foundation, this one is another favorite product of mine from Ellana. What's yours? :)


Friday, December 26, 2014

Sale Alert: Etude House & Tony Moly [December 26-31, 2015]

My favorite Korean beauty brands has a HUGE year-ender for us! Etude House and Tony Moly are on major SALE for 6 days! Now's the best time to revamp your makeup kits for 2015. If you still don't have presents for your loved ones (so late like me!), now is really the perfect time!

From December 26-31, enjoy 20% off on ALL Etude House items.

From December 26-31, enjoy a whopping 30% off on ALL Tony Moly items. (This is a first! They usually just give 15% off on their previous sales.)

Like Etude House Philippines and Tony Moly Philippines on Facebook for more information. Happy shopping!


Thursday, December 25, 2014

A #BetterMe with SkinWhite

The year 2014 is coming to a close, and a lot of people like making new year resolutions. What I believe is that we don't have to wait for the start of the year, month, or week to be a better version of yourself. Anyone can be a #BetterMe if they have the heart for it.

While what's inside our hearts is a good measure of one's beauty, in the world we live in, our appearance matters all the time. There's no harm in wanting to improve ourselves inside and out. SkinWhite, the leading and pioneer skin whitening brand in the Philippines, is here to help us be our best, most confident self as they launch the #BetterMe Campaign and Captivate Council Batch 2.

The #BetterMe movement was first launched in 2013. This year, it has become even bigger and better! SkinWhite held a casting call to search for the loveliest and most inspiring girls for the second batch of the Captivate Council. Approximately 500 aspiring teens auditioned, but only 25 girls were handpicked based on their accomplishments at school and ability to inspire others with their go-getting, stay confident attitude.

Throughout the four-month campaign, the members of the Captivate Council can look forward to magazine features, multimedia exposure, and lots of fun events like the #BetterMe Ball, outreach activities, and fitness parties - since a holistic approach is needed to become a #BetterMe. This way, the Captivate Council can lead by example, because it’s not just about looking good on the outside, but feeling good and doing good, too. The Captivate Council can pay it forward by sharing what they've learned from the monthly activities to their classmates and friends to spread the #BetterMe image and help more teens become empowered.

For November, Captivate Council celebrate their own unique beauty as they were treated to a fashion and beauty makeover. Here, they were taught how to enhance their own individual assets and body type. To look even more gorgeous during their makeover shoot, the girls prepped their skin with SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Face Cream Powder (to score a powdery fresh, white glow on their complexion) and SkinWhite Advanced Power Whitening Lotion (for instantly whiter, brighter skin upon application).

I'll share with you 4 ways to a #BetterMe with these SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening products!

SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Facial Cleanser

You know, when I was younger I've always thought that facial cleansers in bottles like this are a new kind of facial wash where you can just cotton off the dirt and all. Wrong! Haha. This one is actually a toner, something you use after cleansing your face with a facial wash. Toners remove deep-seated dirt, leftover cleanser, and hard to remove makeup to keep your skin clear.

SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Face Cream Powder
(P19.00 for 7g, P69.00 for 20g)

After cleansing and toning, prep your skin with this all-in-one makeup in a tube! This one works similarly to your favorite tinted moisturizer or BB cream, but what's unique about it is its moisturizing cream to matte powder formula.


Unblended | Blended
Shade: Light Beige

It has a light and airy, mousse-like consistency that makes blending a snap. I'm glad that the shade Light Beige matches my skin!

  • Cream to powder formula
  • Matte finish
  • Nourishes skin with Vitamin B3, B5, B6, C and E
  • Protects skin with SPF 12
  • Very affordable
  • Available in 4 shades: White, Light Beige, Rose White, and Natural Beige

  • Sheer coverage
  • Strong fragrance

SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Soap

SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Lotion
(P71.00 for 50ml, P123.25 for 75ml, P235.00 for 200ml)

For the body, we have soap and lotion! Everything from SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening range promises visible results in 7 days, but the lotion gives me immediate results. You may read my full review here.


This lotion makes my skin look radiant instantly! And I like how it's not the fake and chalky kind of white, but more of the "lit from within" kind of white. Among the 4 products from the PowerWhitening range, this one's my favorite. Try it! :D

SkinWhite helps me to be confident in my skin!

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Have you tried SkinWhite products? Share with me your experiences in the comments section! :)


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tony Moly Beauty Gift Ideas for Christmas

It's easy to make a girl happy...

Just surprise her with this holiday season's must-have beauty items from Tony Moly! :3

BELOW P500.00:

Happy Fruit Hand Cream (378.00)

Give your loved ones the alternating fruity scents of peach and apple on their hands with the Happy Fruit Hand Cream.
  • Peach Hand Cream
  • Apple Hand Cream

Real Buy Glam Gift Set (P354.00)

This Christmas, gift your loved ones the gift of wonderful skin with our best-selling Clean Dew Foam Cleanser, I'm Real Moisturizing Mask, and Pureness 100 Snail Mask Sheet. This set is ideal for those with oily to normal skin types.
  • Clean Dew Lemon Foam Cleanser
  • I'm Real Moisturizing Mask
  • Pureness 100 Snail Mask Sheet
  • Freebie: Luminous Aura CC Cream Sachet

BELOW P1,000.00:

Thanks Fruit Hand Cream Set (P898.00)

Say "Thank You!" and show some love with these fruity-scented hand creams in cute fruit-shaped containers. (Tip: You can either give it as a set or give one fruit to one friend each!)
  • Red Apple Hand Cream
  • Peach Anti-Aging Hand Cream
  • Tangerine Whitening Hand Cream

Oh My Delight Gift Set (P994.00)

This gift set will sure bring delight to anyone as the Oh My Delight Gift Set covers any lady's basic beauty needs. A pat of the Cotton Pact on the face, a touch of the Petite Blusher on the cheeks, and a swish of Delight Tony Tint on the lips and her holiday look is as good as done.
  • Delight Tony Tint
  • Delight Cotton Pact
  • Delight Petite Blusher

BELOW P1,500.00:

For Your Eyes Only Gift Set (P1,054.00)

Make your Secret Santa's peepers pop with this set's much essential beauty basics. Plus, you can customize the shade of each product based on your giftee's needs.
  • Easy Touch Coloring Browcara
  • Double Needs Pang Pang Mascara Dolly Long Lash
  • Lovely Eyebrow Pencil
  • Freebie: Gold Snail Foam Cleanser

Love U So Much Box (P1,098.00)

Show your love to the most important woman in your life with this set of premium beauty items she's sure to adore.
  • Brightening Foam Cleanser
  • Whitening Capsule Essence
  • BCDation
  • Delight Tony Tint

For more information, visit Tony Moly Philippines' official website at Like Tony Moly Philippines on Facebook, follow @tonymolyph on Twitter and Instagram for more updates and promos.


Etude House Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Christmas is just almost a day away! If you're still not done with your Christmas shopping (*gasp* but me too! haha), well we still have time. One of my all time favorite kikay store, Etude House, has gifts for every special person in your life (and in every budget, too).

BELOW P500.00:

Give to your beloved friends the gift of beautiful skin with this gift set. For less than P500.00, this set includes the one (1) Happy Essential Foam and one (1) Skin Note Hydrogel Mask--a killer combination for glowing skin this holidays.

Your sister's in for a surprise with this fun-filled gift set. Let your sister sport matching makeup and nails with one (1) Play 101 Pencil and one (1) Play Nails, only for less than P500.00.

BELOW P1,000.00:

Complete your BFF's holiday makeup look with the gift of beauty this Christmas. Mix and match away the shades in this set to perfectly match your friend's dashing dress for the holidays.
  • Kissful Tint Choux (P278.00)
  • Watercolor Blusher (P348.00)
  • Look At My Eyes Cafe (P198.00)

Give mom her most-deserved pampering kit this Holidays with the Dress Room Body Set. This set includes a full-sized and travel-sized body wash and body lotion that can be enjoyed both at home and while on the go.
  • Dress Room Body Set (P948.00)

BELOW P1,500.00:

May it be for your girlfriend or your girl friend, let her beauty shine with this set to complete her look this holidays.
  • Dear Girls Be Clear BB Cream (P498.00)
  • Lovely Cookie Blusher (P348.00)
  • Dear Darling Tint (P248.00)
  • Drawing Eyebrow (P148.00)

The special men in our lives also deserve the gift of grooming. Gift them this set for a smooth, well-groomed skin, minus the hassle.
  • Wonder Pore Soda Powder (P348.00)
  • Wonder Pore Freshner 250ML (P548.00)
  • Sunprise Super Aqua (P478.00)

Another great news! Etude House Trinoma is now open! ♥ I'm happy because another Etude House branch has made its way to a mall near my place. Yey! Make sure to drop by on your next visit to Trinoma.

For more information, visit Etude House Philippines' official website at Like Etude House Philippines on Facebook, follow @etudehousegirl on Twitter and @etudehousephilippines on Instagram for more updates and promos.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Daiso Haul (Again!)

A couple of days after my previous Daiso haul, I went back to the store again to get some more items I couldn't stop thinking of. I just had to! :D

So yet again, here's another Daiso haul post. I'm pretty sure there's more to come...

While looking around, I remembered my Grandma so I got gifts for her. Last time, I got a cute pair of furry socks. This time, I got the Cutie Mania Neck Warmer (P88.00) - perfect for cold days ahead. She'll look so cute in this! :3 I also got her a Sole Sap Sheet in Hot Chili Pepper (P88.00/2pcs) to relieve muscle pain/detoxify the body.

I'm not sure if this is Corn Cutter (P88.00) legit or effective, but I just had to try. I always use a spoon to remove the corn bits from the cob, so this may just make my life easier. I'll update you guys if it works. Haha!

2/12/2015 UPDATE! Guys, the Daiso Corn Cutter is legit and so easy to use! Look! ♥

Now, I want to get the mango cutter, apple cutter... :D

This Sun Shade Cover (P88.00) is way nicer than the usual silver ones with commercial ads printed on them. I saw a pink version of this, but how awkward would it be if my dad were to place it on his car, so blue/green it is!

Lo and behold, I spotted a dupe of my beloved Fluff Egg Brush Cleaner at Daiso. I think the quality of the silicone is the same. Only, this one is marketed as Egg Laundry Board (P88.00) meant for hankies, undies, and shirt collars. If they changed the packaging label to "makeup brush cleaner" this would get sold out ASAP! Also available in pink and yellow.

Like Daiso Japan PH for more information.

What's your fave find from Daiso? :D


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Made In Candy Christmas Rocks

Six days left before Christmas! Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? :D If not, don't worry since I've got a super solution for that.

Say hello to Made In Candy's special edition candies: Christmas Rocks!

Christmas Rocks come in pouches or bottles like these! The sticker label on the bottle's really cute, too! I hear you've been... naughty or nice? :D

(Made In Candy also has their regular variants, and they also had special edition Halloween candies months ago. Check out my previous post here!)

These Christmas Rocks are so cute! :D My OCness prevailed, and I had to make a Christmas tree out of the candies. From my bottles, I spotted 10 designs/flavors.

35g small jar - P90.00
70g medium jar - P150.00
135g large jar - P260.00
30g foil bag  - P50.00
70g foil bag - P100.00


Powerplant Rockwell (2/F Power Plant Mall)
SM Megamall (UG/F SM Megamall, Mega A)
Alabang Town Center (New Wing, Alabang Town Center)
Glorietta 4 (3/F Glorietta 4)
NEW! SM Mall of Asia (1/F Entertainment Mall)

Contact no.: (02)8665624; 09209649076

Next time you're looking for sweet gifts that look well thought off (even if you bought it the last minute, haha), look no further! Like Made In Candy, Philippines on Facebook for more information. :)

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