Friday, November 18, 2011

My First Bloggers United Bazaar Experience (and Why I Look Forward to Bloggers United 2!)

It was a Friday night and I came to Bloggers United Bazaar straight after work. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s like a sosyal version of an ukay-ukay minus the musty smell, plus entertainment, plus top fashion bloggers, plus a great selection of clothes and accessories. It’s just neat that I have been able to meet my favorite fashion bloggers in person and get to buy some of their pre-loved stuff too. Curious? Read the rest of my Bloggers United Bazaar experience after the jump.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Product Review: Veet Hair Removal Cream for Normal Skin

For all the girls (and gays) out there, are you one of those people who are blessed to have fine/unnoticeable body hair? Good for you then! You don’t have to shave regularly just to make your skin look smoother.  Unfortunately, I’m not one of those “blessed” girls lol. But I don’t see it as a hindrance to feel good about myself. There are a lot of options to get rid of unwanted body hair: for permanent hair removal, you can opt for laser method, while for temporary, you can do shaving, plucking, waxing, threading, or using depilatory creams. Speaking of which, I’m going to share with you my secret to maintaining a hair-free, silky smooth skin.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Avira Limited-Offer Premium Security Bundle Launch at Dusit Hotel Manila

Last August 12, IT-security expert Avira announced a limited-time offer to bundle the security protection of its internationally-acclaimed Avira Premium Security Suite (APSS) with the computer performance and system optimization benefits of TuneUp Utilities™. The bundle is priced as two-for-one, making the bundle "double speed + double protection = double value".

Friday, September 23, 2011

Avira Launches Limited-Edition Premium Security Suite + Tune Up Bundle

More and more people are already realizing the value of using internet in their daily lives. Nowadays, the World Wide Web isn’t merely a hub for social networking, it also makes life more convenient by allowing us to do many things like online banking or online purchasing. But as we get to maximize the use of internet, our demands for tighter online security also get higher. We need something that could offer optimal security for our computer systems, and Avira might just do the job for that.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Raves on My Blogapalooza Loot

Having attended Blogapalooza at Fully Booked BHS, Taguig last September 17, I was one of the lucky bloggers who received those big loot bags after the event. And I’ll let you in on a secret: I already knew what’s inside the bag since I was one of those who packed the items lol. But I haven’t used most of them before so I’m gonna review them.

Honey Goes to the First-Ever ‘Blogapalooza’ Event!

Last September 17, I attended the highly-anticipated Blogapalooza event at the Fully Booked Function Room, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig! It’s the first of its kind here in the Philippines where bloggers and businesses get to connect and network with each other. Sounds interesting, right? Wait till you get a glimpse of the day’s festivities!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Different Looks with NYX Round and Soft Matte Lippies (PHOTOS)

The first time I saw the wide range of NYX products, it really got me curious because they have a good selection for a drugstore brand. NYX lippies have this enticing appeal because of their seemingly good pigmentation, but of course I need to hold on to something before I drop my moolah. Unfortunately I found it difficult to see good swatches of NYX online on a similar complexion as mine (I think I’m a cross between olive and yellow undertones). Good thing my shopaholic instincts didn’t fail me on choosing the right shades (except for the Black Label Black Cherry shade, I thought I was deceived!) So here you go, more realistic swatches for tan-skinned girls like us. Enjoy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

My NYX Haul (Yes, I am a NYX Addict!)

I’ve always loved putting on makeup since I was a kid and my aunties who’ve lived  with us for a few years can attest to that. I used to borrow mom’s makeup. Back then wearing makeup makes me feel like a lady, so the 6-year-old me would lock  the door to our room and put on different colors on my face. Then I’d strike a pose at a mirror, pretending I’m Madonna or whoever famous female celebrity I idolized that time. Ah, funny memories.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Product Review: Myra Vita White Face Lotion

All these years I didn’t really care much about the importance of moisturizing since I have an oily skin type. I’ve read in some magazines that people of my skin type can skip on moisturizer since our face produces more than enough natural oils anyway. Still, I was into face creams because I want to have a fairer face. But now that I’m 23, I’ve realized that I still need moisture to age gracefully. And sunblock! It’s a must here on our country. The UV rays are getting harsher and we NEED something to protect our skin from it. I surely don’t want to see the effects of photoaging and skin cancer like 20 years from now.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

How Do You Spot an Authentic Nyx Round Lipstick from a Fake One?

Just the other night, I posted an article called "How to Spot a Real NYX Lipstick from a Fake One". I admit it was a hasty thing I did, and I sincerely apologize to all of you. I made the post comparing two lipsticks I bought from different online sellers. I held firm on my words because the online seller of Lipstick A claims that her NYX products are 100% authentic. I believe her since when I purchase from her, I’m always satisfied with my loot. And then I received a comment that made an impact on me .

The Many Uses of V&M Naturals Emu Oil

Is oil bad for skin? Truth is, it depends. Our skin produces its natural oils that actually protect our skin from dryness and the harsh environment. But when the skin overproduces oil and dirt gets to mix with it, than when the skin pores clog and get irritated. So if that’s the case, why do we need to put more oil on our skin? It’s actually okay as long as you know the right oils to use. Take for instance V&M emu oil.It is an organic oil extracted from richly-fed emu birds from Australia. It is the fastest-absorbing oil on human skin and it has a lot of skin-and-tissue healing properties. It also contains vitamins A and E, oleic acid and other ingredients which are beneficial for the skin. And did you know that it is a secret ingredient used in some ointments and other beauty products? Really, what can’t this oil do?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

THE Look: Rockin' Hot Pink Lips!

Think hot pink lips are too hoochie for your taste? Think again! Hot pink lips scream GIRL POWER. It can make you look youthful, vibrant, carefree, sweet and spunky at the same time. Wearing it reads, "I maybe a woman, but you can't just mess around with me." Hot pink lips are a secret weapon bound to make a man fall down on his knees. Why the color is basically red's soul sister! Might be tricky to pull off at first, but the moment you get it right, it'll surely put you on the spotlight. That's what hot pink does to you!

Product Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Soft Azallea

It's been over a year since hot pink lips became the trend here in the Philippines, yet people can't seem to get over it. I thought this year the trend would shift to coral. Yes, I saw some who followed it but the pink craze is still pretty much on! I think it's because pink is a youthful, feminine and casual color. You can wear it while strolling on a mall, bonding with your girl friends, going on a date, or even at work. The possibilities are endless when wearing a pink lipcolor.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Product Review: V&M Naturals Modern Geisha Soap

Each of us has our own preferences when it comes to bath soap. Some settle for the simple germicidal soap. Some prefer whitening soaps containing natural or chemical-based ingredients. Some like moisturizing soaps. Some go for scented soaps, organic, milk-based and the list goes on. I, on the other hand, can't seem to settle for just one category. I've tried a lot of soaps and I've said countless times that I'll stick to it, only to find myself switching to another brand kahit 'di pa ubos ang sabon ko.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Product Review: V&M Naturals Bare It All Cream

I've always been fond of whitening stuff. Typical modern-day Pinay huh. Before, it was my ugly-duckling phase that led me to try different kinds of over-the-counter whitening creams. I admit I got a little obsessed with the "mestiza mentality" because I envied how some girls have that flawless, creamy white skin that I wished I was born with. But now that I've come to embrace my tan complexion, I just want my skin to be healthy,even-toned, radiant, and youthful-looking. I don't aim for drastic whitening anymore just like what Bale did to hers. No offense meant; I respect her personal choice. I still want people to recognize me for skin that I was born with, only better this time.

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Fave Shampoos for Specific Hair Needs

I was naturally born with thick, curly hair (it's in the genes). Growing up, I've got no problems with it. It only started to bother me when I was in Grade 6, the time that I realized my hair was so unruly and frizzy I could make a bird's nest out of it. So at a very young age of 13, I had my virgin hair relaxed for the first time. Since then, I've subjected my hair to frequent chemical treatments which tamed my hair but damaged it nonetheless. So I'm very particular with finding a shampoo that would support my hair needs. In searching for the right shampoo, I've come across these products and I've noticed how they helped me to achieve what I specifically want for my hair.

Friday, May 6, 2011

My Trusty Deo

For years I've been searching for the perfect deodorant. I've tried almost every whitening and non-whitening deo I see on TV commercials and direct-seller brochures and most of the time, I get satisfied with the product at first but I end up disappointed of their negative results like when my UA gets irritated or when it gets darker.