Month: December 2017

Christmas Shopping Made Easy with Metro’s Gift Guide

Previously, I’ve blogged about my personal recommendations when doing your Christmas shopping at Metro Department Store; this time around, I’m sharing Metro’s curated gift guide, to make your holiday rush shopping so much easier!

The gift guide includes suggestions to every type of person in your circle, from fashionista, traveller, hobbyist, kid’s items, tech, toys, and even stuff for your home.

Lady on Holiday

First up, is for the ladies, like me! *wink wink* *cough* for me *cough*

I’m in love with that criss cross spaghetti top, perfect for attending Christmas parties, and to match with the tassel earring below.

The flashier items like the glittered and sequined dresses are great for those glamorous parties too, and you can also wear them year round on special occasions!

Man on Holiday

I love the plain polo and cardigan combo, very boy next door look. I can definitely see my brothers sporting those, so I might get them those plus the sleek watch and belts!

Teens on Holiday

Seriously want that wine colored knit halter top for myself. I swear I just keep adding to my own list while browsing this gift guide!!! Also in love with those peach tassel earrings below too. Totes obsessed with tassel earrings right now.

Had to include Joshua Garcia (#Joshlia fans wru?) and Barbie Forteza’s BNY campaign photos because these two are too cute, and real role models. What they have on are really stylish and something I’d gift to my nieces and nephews.

Holiday Glam

If you’re looking for something luxurious, Metro also has a nice selection of fragrances and jewelry.

My mom is in love with that scent from Bulgari, Omnia Amethyst, and she would love that gift set!

Metro has an ongoing sale for jewelry too! So if you’re shopping for someone really special, now’s the perfect time to get that ring, bracelet, necklace or earrings!

One of my favorite things to gift are bath or spa sets, because anyone can use them. Plus, I feel like gifting them with these sets sort of reminds them to take time off and pamper themselves. They come in really pretty packaging too, so easy on the eyes.

Gifts to Go

For Kris Kringle, Monito Monita, White Elephant, and Exchange Gift, I usually stick to safer choices like, accessories and handkerchiefs.

Holiday Travel Buddies

My Facebook feed is always full of posts on travel, so it’s safe to say that more and more people are exploring so gifting travel essentials is kind of a must now. If your friends or family aren’t lusting for travel yet, gift them any of these and you might just inspire them to take a holiday flight out.

Kids on Holiday

I’ve got to warn you, everything in this section is way too cute!!! If i had a daughter I’d get her that tutu below, right this instant!

That kitchen set was a dream for me when I was a kid, so that’s definitely up my gift list, as well the cute Disney series keyrings!

All about Christmas

As if the Christmas cheer in our country isn’t enough, you’ve got to amp it up more with Christmas themed party hats, decors, and wrappers!

Perfect for all of those nights playing hostess with the most-est, make everything IG and Pinterest worthy with these beautiful dishes and trinkets for the dining table!

Holiday at Home

Now for my favorite favorite favorite section, home! Very practical and perfect for gifting to families! Like if you don’t want to give each member of the family gifts, might as well buy a big ticket item like a TV, and everybody will be able too use it too!

Shepherd’s Corner

It is Christmas, so don’t forget to also include items that remind us why we celebrate this religious holiday!

Bonus: Flash Sale

Metro Department Store is also having a sale on Saturday, for just one day, so make your way to any Metro store near you and finish your last minute Christmas shopping list!

That’s all for the Metro Gift Guide, hope it helps!! let me know which items you want to get. *wink* Happy holidays everyone!

Easy Fuller Brows with the Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder (Review)

As the recently popular beauty catchphrase goes: Kilay (eyebrow) is life! I don’t really do much to my brows because luckily, I’m blessed with full brows. I usually just put on a brow mascara like to match my brow color with my current haircolor.

Another beauty product I like to use is brow powder, but I haven’t found one that’s long lasting, until I tried the Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder. Usually powder products don’t last as long on the face unless you set it with spray, so I was pleasantly surprised that this did, and sticks to the 12 hour claim.

Product Details:

  • An eyebrow powder for fuller, natural-looking arches
  • Velvety-smooth, 12-hour formula instantly
    adheres to hair & skin; transforms sparse brows into full-looking
    brows; light-to-dark shade mimics the gradual look of natural brows;
    includes blending sponge & spoolie brush; eyebrow-shaped pan makes
    it super easy to apply
  • Perfect for soft, natural brows
  • Retail Price: Php 1500 for a Net.Wt. of 2g

The packaging is consistent with the whole Benefit Brow Collection, featuring magic tricks!

The presentation is unique, with a two toned brow shaped palette. It also comes with a mirror which perfect for on-the-go people like me.

I got the Foolproof Brow Powder in Shade 3, which is equivalent to the medium shade.

It also comes with the dual applicator. it’s a sponge first, then you separate it to reveal a spoolie, then turn it into a dual ended applicator.

How to use:

1. Sweep lighter shade over start of brow to the arch.


2. Sweep darker shade from arch to tail end of brow.

3. Blend blend blend

Then tadaa! You have natural looking fuller brows.

You can compare the right brow with the left one. The right one obviously has the foolproof on.

So there, let me know if you’ve tried it too! I’m loving it so far!

The Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder is currently available in all Benefit Boutiques and popups, and at BeautyMNL, Zalora, and Lazada (Benefit Official Store.)