“Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from”
I can’t count how many times this song got stuck in my head back when I was in grade school, plus a lot of other JLo songs we had to dance toback then. Jennifer Lopez is truly an icon, being one of the most popular female artists from the 90s. Plus she so fabulous performing at the recent VMAs!!!
This is also the reason why I got so excited when I learned that the amazing JLo made her first beauty collab with Inglot cosmetics! JLo still has flawless beautiful skin (at 49 years old!!), with a spot on beauty game, so this capsule collection will help you achieve that signature JLo glow.
Inglot launched the 70-piece JLo collection that includes powders to
lipsticks, shadows to eyelashes, bronzers, and highlighters done in full
collaboration with Hollywood A-Lister Jennifer Lopez.
The collection is JLo’s first time to ever collaborate with a brand, and the result is the limited edition of JLo collection
that showcased a shared vision of strong femininity to life and offers women diverse ways to express themselves through beauty. With this collection, Inglot hopes to make the JLo glow become accessible to everyone!
After a long time of not doing anything to my hair, I finally had it colored again! Surprise surprise, it started drying out again, boooooo. It was such a great timing that I got to try V&M Naturals new hair products to see if they can help the current state of my dry and damaged hair.
BELO’s most intensive whitening bar yet that boasts of the unique combination of today’s two most powerful whitening actives.
After exposure from too much sun, we also need to give our skin time to
recover. Most people just let their skin color run their course, but
some people like me, like to accelerate the process and use whitening
products to get the pre-sun skin tone.
This time around, I got my hands on the Belo Intensive Whitening, which are actually full sized samples from Sample Room! I road tested the set for one week to see how it fares for my skin, so read until the end for my before and after results!
The Belo Intensive Whitening line
boasts of the unique combination of today’s two most powerful whitening actives, kojic acid and tranexamic acid. Medically, tranexamic acid has a known effect on bleeding, but as a cosmetic ingredient, it has been found to have skin lightening properties.
Again, The Belo intensive Whitening Line boasts of these two ingredients:
Kojic Acid – An organic compound that effectively inhibits the production of
tyrosinase and melanin, giving skin a visibly lighter appearance.
Tranexamic Acid – A peptide proven to inhibit inflammation and melanin formation. It is
ideal for stubborn dark spots that do not respond to other skin
Belo Intensive Whitening Bar
Price: PHP 59.75 for 65g
Thoughts: While it isn’t as drying as other similar whitening soaps, my dry skin needed moisturizer after using the soap. it does cleanse quite well too. If you have extremely dry skin, having serum or another layer of moisturizer will definitely help.
Belo Intensive Whitening Micropeeling Toner
Price: Php 79.75 for 60mL
With micropeeling technology that gently clears away dead skin without visible peeling and flaking.
Exfoliates skin to allow the whitening actives to penetrate deeper
Reduces the appearance of stubborn dark spots
Eliminates impurities, dirt, and makeup residue
Paraben-free. Non-comedogenic. Hypoallergenic.
Thoughts: It really doesn’t sting! It’s great considering it’s astringent counterparties do feel prickly. It also has a little cooling effect so it feels great on the skin in this summer heat.
Belo Intensive Whitening Face and Neck Cream
Price: PHP 249.75 for 50g
SPF 30 protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays
hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.
Thoughts: this works so well with the soap, because as I have said earlier, the soap dries out the skin. I love love love the small spatula it comes with too! Check out my Instagram post for how I used the whole line!
Here is the result after using these three products alone for 7 days. Photo on left is the before and right is the after. Although the picture on the right is more exposed by a little, you can see that my skin became more even toned.
Would I recommend these? Yes, since these are formulated to be hypoallergenic. But as in the usual with whitening products, you still have to watch out for sensitivity, because whitening ingredients tend to be a little aggressive on the skin.
It’s here! Benefit’s new gravity defying mascara, BADgal BANGMascara just reached Manila and it’s selling like crazy! I’ve watched videoes on youtube showing how the product worked wonders on sparse lashes so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one!
For this post, I’m sharing a short review of the Benefit BADgal BANG mascara, including prices and some details, plus some of the event launch photos.
Benefit BADgal BANG Mascara
Creates massive volume without weighing down lashes
formula contains aero-particles, one of the lightest known materials derived from space technology
innovative intense pitch black pigments
layer easily for bigger and BIGGER impact
fuels thickness and strength
with ProVitamin B5
features custom big Slimpact brush streamlined to
reach root-to-tip, corner-to-corner, and upper and lower lashes
smudge-proof and water-resistant
dramatic volume, lifting, and lengthening effect
Retail Price: Php 1500 for full size (8.5g/0.3oz), and Php 800 for mini (0.14oz)
The best thing I love about this product is definitely the volumizing and lengthening effect. The first time I tried it, I was surprised because not a lot of mascaras tend to hold the curl of my lashes.
As someone who has lashes that point straight, I liked how it helped lift my lashes. Do note though that this may not be a product for everyone.
Pro Tip: Try to get the least amount of product on the wand so you get a light coat of mascara. Like scrape some of the product on the stopper of the mascara tube first before using the mascara on your lashes.
I discovered this was the best way to use the product as the formula is thick and may weigh down most Asian lashes. It is actually perfect for lower lashes though.
and tadaaaaa, big bold lashes you can see, even from outer space!!!!
Benefit BADgal BANG mascara product launch
Pink alert!!! Astronaughties everywhere!!!
These astronaughties were such a hit during the event! We even had one scavenger hunt cat sticker on one of their costumes to tease the attendees.
There was really pretty galaxy inspired ice cream too! <3
That’s it! Let me know what you think of the new Benefit BADgal Bang mascara, I’d love to see how it looks on you!
Benefit BADgal Bang mascara
is available at all Benefit Cosmetics stores nationwide, Zalora, Lazada, and BeautyMNL.
I got the prettiest package last Valentines’ Day, and it was from Avon!
The beautiful pink lipsticks came in a glass case a la Beast’s enchanted
This year, Avon leads the pink lippie trend with vibrant shades of the color for it’s Avon 2018 pink lipstick collection. Avon believes that there is a pink for every Pinay, for every occasion, mood, and even for the everyday look. They believe that for every moment in a Filipina’s life, there is a shade and finish that will help you conquer it. From soft blushes to energetic pinks, Avon offers swipes of confidence, happiness, and beauty, more than just the usual lipstick shades.
For this post, I’m sharing swatches, prices, and my review of some of the pretty pink shades from both the Avon True Ultra Color and Perfectly Matte lipstick lines.
So far, I really loved swatching the Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipsticks as the formula is long wearing but very creamy and non drying. The color payoff is really good, just one swipe and you get a solid swatch.
L-R: P002 Pure Pink, P003 Electric Pink, P004 Splendidly Fuchsia, P101 Mauve Matters P106, Rose Awakening
Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick Swatches
Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick – P002 Pure Pink
Pure Pink is on the nude side, so it would be great for everyday wear, a very pretty shade you can wear anytime anywhere.
Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick – P003 Electric Pink
Electric Pink is on the neon side, with blue-purple undertones. It’s a shade that really pops, perfect for a night out, or when you’re feeling fun and adventurous!
Out of all the shades I got, this is probably my favorite. it’s a deeper red-pink shade that’s very sophisticated. One shade I’m going to reach for when I want a showstopper.
Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick – P106 Rose Awakening
A peachy nude pink, it’s also great for everyday, and great for people with warmer undertones.
Avon True Ultra Color Lipsticks (Php 379 each)
Avon True Color Lipsticks have SPF 15 and Color Reveal technology, which means the color you see on the stick is what you’ll see on your lips. this line is more on the sheen side, so the color payoff isn’t as good as the matte line.
Fuchsia Fever, Pink Dream, and Discovery Pink are the three new shades in this line.
Avon True Perfectly Matte retails for P399 each, while Avon
True Ultra Color go for P379 each. They are available online at AvonShop.ph or
through any Avon Representative.
Don’t have an Avon Representative? Visit www.avon.ph or like
Avon Philippines on Facebook to find out how you can get in touch with a
Want to order Avon on-the-go?
Download the Avon Brochure application from the Google Play or Apple Store to
start browsing our latest brochure today! The Avon Brochure app will connect
you to a nearby Representative, so you can enjoy personalized service.
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.
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.)