Discover More about Taiwan at Taiwan Excellence Day!

It’s no secret that Taiwan is one of my favorite countries to travel to.
The photo above, taken in Taichung, can show you how much I enjoyed my stay there. 🙂 Aside from being visa-free, everything is easily accessible and
commodities are very affordable. I love shopping there, as well as going
on food trips at the night markets because the quality is great without
breaking the bank.

When I learned that Taiwan Excellence is having the first ever Taiwan Excellence Day
in SMX Aura Convention Center in Taguig on June 15 to 16, I was really excited.
The program aims to promote Taiwan as the Asian economic powerhouse’s
vibrant image, culture, brands, and industries to enhance awareness and
business cooperation with Philippine consumers and partners. Taiwan
Excellence’s first event for 2018 also marks the campaign’s 5th year in
the country.

Exciting brands and fun activities await at the first-ever Taiwan Excellence Day. Organized
by The Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs,
and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan
Excellence Day kicks off with a forum entitled “Smart Technology, Smart
Living.”

With this theme in mind, key industry players and thought leaders on tech driven lifestyles are gathered for the program to discuss and promote the use and
integration of technology in the everyday lives of Filipinos, addressing
the needs and demands of an increasingly digital society.

The brand representatives present ingenious communication and connectivity solutions for households, offices, and businesses. ASUS launches their new ROG notebooks, premium notebook devices, and latest additions to their smartphone line– the Zenfone 5 and Max Pro (M1). Atop Technologies, Inc., highlight their 3G/4G  Internet of Things Gateway to connect and remotely supervise multiple field devices. D-Link brings their latest product line for consumer, Small and medium businesses and Surveillance Business. Lastly, Gigabyte showcases their 300-series chipset & Gaming Series, which includes the Z370, H370, B350 Aorus motherboards for action-packed gaming.

Guests can also look forward to a special dance performance by Billy Crawford and an outstanding mini concert by Yeng Constantino. Hurry as happy hour, raffle draws and exclusive prizes await! For more information, check out taiwanexcellence.ph or facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/.

*photos above taken from a previous Taiwan trip


About Taiwan Excellence
The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All Products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards, based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 102 countries.

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT’s role and position have been adapted regularly to meet the needs of the ever-changing international economic and trade environments. BOFT guides and works with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities, both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for several decades, BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade, and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.

Implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, quasi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

Tried the Belo Intensive Whitening Line for One Week! (Review + Results)

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.

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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
    lightening ingredients.

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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.

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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.

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Belo Intensive Whitening Face and Neck Cream

Price: PHP 249.75 for 50g

  • moisturizing cream
  • 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!

RESULTS

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.

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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.

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Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara (Review + Event)

It’s here! Benefit’s new gravity defying mascara,
BADgal BANG Mascara 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

Product Details:

  • Creates massive volume without weighing down lashes
  • gravity-defying
    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!

The new
Benefit BADgal Bang mascara

is available at all Benefit Cosmetics stores nationwide, Zalora, Lazada, and BeautyMNL.

Lupit Sa Sulit with the new Dew Idol

With this summer turning out to be the hottest one yet, there’s nothing like a cold sparkling drink to refresh ourselves! Here comes the new Mountain Dew Idol – the #LupitSaSulit 8oz Mountain Dew bottle that costs just Php 8!!! Talk about an affordable way to chill out this summer.

Again the new 8oz bottle is just sold for a really cheap price of php 8, perfect for the thrill seekers that the brand champions.

“With the new Mountain Dew Idol, we want to show that price should never be a barrier in chasing your own personal thrills. Whether it’s extreme sports, gaming, vlogging, or anything, as long as it gives you a thrilling, exhilarating experience, then you should chase it.”, shares Katrina Paras, Flavors Marketing Manager of Pepsi Co.

Along with the #LupitSaSulit pack comes a new member of the Dew Crew, James Reid!!! James is perfect for the brand as he is a multi-talented personality who is very passionate in trying different things for both his career and personal life. James believes that chasing the thrill doesn’t have to be complicated, it can be as simple as turning everyday opportunities into #LupitSaSulit.

The new Mountain Dew Idol is available in all sari-sari stores for Php 8 SRP, share your own #LupitSaSulit

Bye Uber, It was a great ride

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When news came out that Uber sold its South East Asian operations to its ride sharing app competitor Grab, I was probably one of those very affected. I’ve been using Uber’s ride sharing service ever since I started working in Makati, and now in BGC, as it was more convenient than braving the usual commuter routes. I tried driving to the office in BGC a few times, but adding fuel costs to insane parking rates in this city isn’t as cost efficient as I hoped it would be.

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So I became heavily dependent on Uber whenever other options weren’t available. After creating my #YearWithUber music video last 2017, I learned I actually took 227 Uber trips! That’s 60% of the year!

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Uber was very convenient, drivers were polite and provided excellent service without the cost of a private chauffeur. I will definitely miss you Uber T_T

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I would finish presentations while waiting out the traffic, do full face makeup, finish movies and series, sometimes even catch up on local teleserye when the Uber car had TV plus, take naps, one driver even offered karaoke!

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Uber is wrapping up operations in the country this April 8, 2018, and I hope I can still ride until the very last day T_T Geez Uber, I never thought I’d get emotional over a ride sharing app.

Also sharing the 7 Uber Archetypes launched late last year, in case you guys are curious 🙂

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Uber Archetypes

1. The Explorer
For you, Uber isn’t just a way to get around your home base — it’s how you traverse the world. You take in the new sights, sounds, and scents of new cities through the best way you know how. As The Explorer, you’ve visited many cities, and you’ve used Uber in each one to get to your destination. Exploring is a breeze for you with an Uber car, whichever part of the globe you find yourself in.

2. The Lux Rider
Getting to your location safely and efficiently is one thing; arriving consistently in style is another. The Lux Rider has a penchant for the finer things in life — including luxury rides. You’ve constantly relied on Uber Black for your journeys, and you know that a trip is never complete without a premium car to cruise in.

3. The All Star Hero
If there’s somewhere you need to be, who else are you going to call? As the High-Trip Hero, you’ve taken a high number of rides with Uber. No matter what time of the day or situation, rain or shine, you’ve counted on Uber multiple times to get to where you want and need to go. In the busy streets of Manila, Uber has become your go-to for whenever you need a ride.

4. The Road Tripper
For someone fond of road trips, it’s not just the destination that counts, but the journey taken. You’ve truly gone the distance on your journeys with Uber — very long distances, in fact. The Road Tripper has accumulated a very high total distance traveled, so much that they spend majority of their day in an Uber car. We’ve loved having you along for the ride, too.

5. The Night Rider
Darkness is your friend and gives you comfort. As most people are just about to end their day, yours is just getting started. The Night Rider has taken most Uber trips after the sun has set. Whether for your nocturnal adventures or graveyard shifts, we’ve been there to take you through the night.

6. The Early Bird
As soon as the sun peeps on the horizon, we arrive on your doorstep like clockwork. This year, you’ve started most of your days with Uber, taking you where you’re needed for the day. As The Early Bird, you’ve taken most morning trips with Uber, beginning each new day with a reliable ride.

7. The Midday Wanderer
Rush hour? Traffic? These words mean nothing to you, or you are at least unfazed by the metro’s midday bustle. As The Midday Wanderer, most of your Uber trips are taken during the afternoon, as you thrive on the energy of the city at its liveliest.

As for my archetype? It’s the All-Star! I’ve taken so many Uber rides last year, so I’m not surprised :)) You can still make your own video, and discover your own archetype by going to this link. Let me know what you end up with 🙂

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I’ll really miss you Uber, thanks for the wonderful ride. <3

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Pink Lipsticks Fit For Everyone (Giveaway + Review + Swatches)

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
rose.

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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.

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Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipsticks (Php 399 each)

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.

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L-R: P002 Pure Pink, P003 Electric Pink, P004 Splendidly Fuchsia, P101 Mauve Matters P106, Rose Awakening

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Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick Swatches

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Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick – P002 Pure Pink

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Pure Pink is on the nude side, so it would be great for everyday wear, a very pretty shade you can wear anytime anywhere.

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Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick – P003 Electric Pink

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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!

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Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick – P004 Splendidly Fuchsia

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A deeper pink, it still gives a statement, but in a more subdued way. It gives a bit more punch, and just the right attitude.

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Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick – P101 Mauve Matters

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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.

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Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick – P106 Rose Awakening

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A peachy nude pink, it’s also great for everyday, and great for people with warmer undertones.

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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.

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L-R: I06 Sunny Pink, I08 Pink Dream, I11 Fuchsia Fever, I12 Hot Pink, I13 Discovery Pink

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Avon True Ultra Color Lipstick Swatches

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Avon True Ultra Color Lipstick – I06 Sunny Pink

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The coral pink Sunny Pink shade has a satin finish and as is the name, perfect for a sunny day out.

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Avon True Ultra Color Lipstick – I08 Pink Dream

It’s a daytime appropriate shade with a subtle pink shimmer

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Avon True Ultra Color Lipstick – I11 Fuchsia Fever

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Fuchsia Fever is a bright playful shade with deep berry tones and iridescent shimmer. I like the pop it gives without being loud.

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Avon True Ultra Color Lipstick – I12 Hot Pink

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A bold bright pink with deep purple hue, it’s the shade you want to put on when you’re in meetings with bosses. Sort of saying, “Listen to me”.

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Avon True Ultra Color Lipstick – I12 Discovery Pink

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Peachy pink and very low key, also great for everyday.

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Whichever shade of pink you want or need, Avon has got you covered. Pink is for every Pinay, every step of the way.

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Before I forget, I’m also hosting a giveaway on my instagram page.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! To celebrate, I’m giving away Avon makeup products to three lucky winners! Just follow these three easy steps: 1. Follow @_phyliciamarie and @avonph 2. Like this post 3. Tag a friend at the comments section and share how you’re spending International Women’s Day! 💖 I’ll be picking winners on March 31, 2018 (extended!), good luck! Swipe to see some of the swatches of the Avon True Perfectly Matte lipsticks, including my favorite shade, Rose Awakening. Sharing the rest on a blogpost soon! … #clozette #PinkisforEveryPinay #AvonPH #AvonBeauty #PinaysChoosePink #GiveawayPH #GiveawaysPH #StylecentricGiveaway #Giveaways #Giveaway #lipstick #pink #beauty #bblogger #bbloggersph #stylecentricbeauty

A post shared by Phylicia Marie Pineda (@_phyliciamarie) on Mar 8, 2018 at 2:59am PST

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
Representative.

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.

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.)

Softer Natural Curls with the Panasonic Eyelash Curler (Review)

If there’s one beauty trick that I swear by that’s an instant picker upper, it’s curling my lashes. More than putting on mascara, curling the lashes instantly opens up the eyes for a brighter, livelier look.

An eyelash curler is a must have in my beauty kit, and I’ve only used the simple one since forever, so I’m excited to try this electronic one from Panasonic Beauty.

For this review, I’m testing out the Panasonic EH-SE60 VP Eyelash Curler. It retails for Php 1,499, and is available in all Panasonic Beauty distributors nationwide.

Product Details:

  • Panasonic electric eyelash curler comfortably and beautifully curls lashes in seconds with gentle, evenly applied heat along the entire length of the lash.
  • 360° rotating, reversible eyelash curler comb separates, curls and styles lashes from base to tip without pinching or crimping.
  • Sleek, contoured heated electric eyelash curler uses a wand-style design to fit naturally in either hand for maximum comfort and ease of use.
  • Versatile and convenient heated eyelash curler styles and beautifies with or without mascara for the results you want; Detachable comb washes easily.
  • Compact, portable heated lash curler design and cap fit neatly into purse, bag or makeup case for quick, easy touch-ups away from home; Powered with 1 AA-size battery (not included).
  • Works with false lashes too!

The Panasonic Eyelash Curler comes with a cleaning brush for the wand. It’s operated with one AA battery (not included in package), and includes one pocket sized manual.

The eyelash curler is separated into these parts:

  • Heater cover
  • rotating comb
  • power switch [0,1]
    / rotation switch 
  • battery cover
  • ready mark

Using the eyelash curler

  1. Remove protective cap
  2. Slide the power switch to the “1“ position to turn the device on. The heater will turn on as well
  3. Check that the ready mark has changed from purple to pink. This will take 1 or 2 minutes when the room temperature in 25 degrees.
  4. Apply commercially available mascara (yes you can use mascara before or after using the device)
  5. Touch the rotating comb against your eyelashes and press the rotation switch to curl. Tip: moving the rotating comb slowly will make it easier to form curls.
  6. Slide the power switch to the “0“ position to turn the device off.
  7. Attach the protective cap
  8. Apply mascara to finish.

Forming Curls:

Natural Curls:

  1. Make the lashes stand up at their base.
  2. Create the shape by pressing up on the rotation switch
  3. Curl the tips of the lashes by pressing up on the rotation switch.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 several times.

Strong Curls:

  1. Make the lashes stand up at their base.
  2. Create the shape by pressing down on the rotation switch
  3. Curl the tips of the lashes by pressing down on the rotation switch.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 several times.

Lower lashes:

  1. Push the lashes lightly to create a curl
  2. Form the shape by pressing down on the rotation switch.

Tips:

  • To emphasize width of eyes – lift the eyelashes at the outer corners of the eye, then angle the rotating comb and touch the eylashes at that outer corner, moving the comb towards the outer end of the eyebrow to curl
  • To make the inner corner of the eyes look wider – angle the rotating comb and move it towards the inner end of the eyebrow
  • To entangle lashes – move the rotating comb with a zigzag motion to entangle the base of the lashes
  • To make lower lashes look fuller – hold the rotating comb vertically and move it from the outer corner to the center of the eye. move the device without using rotation.
  • Angle of Face while in use – use while looking slightly downward, place a mirror in front of you and raise your chin.

Mascara to be used as a base (before using the heated curler):

  • waterproof type (long, volume, curl)
  • long type
  • curl type

Mascara appropriate for finishing touch:

  • Volume type

Thoughts:

  • The device is a bit tricky to use on your first time, but it gets easier as you go along
  • Is it easier to use than a regular curler? Not too much, but the performance and curl you get from this one is long lasting and more natural looking
  • I did this at 7am, and the curl lasted until 11pm right before I had to make my makeup off for bedtime. Definitely longer lasting than with the usual curler.
  • The heated comb prevents harsh bends when you curl, so the result is a softer, natural look that looks effortless
  • All in all, I liked the effect, making this curler a new staple in my beauty kit.

Tadaaa! I didn’t put any mascara on so you guys can see the full effect of curled lashes. What do you think? Hit me up if you have any more questions on this product. Until the next post, toodles!

Men Go to Blue Water Day Spa Too!

Blue Water Day Spa, the metro’s leading expert in pampering and rejuvenation, proudly presents its roster of ambassadors in time for the holiday season:
Michelle Dee, Harry Morris, Fabio Ide, Ara Arida and Christian Bautista.

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In an industry heavily dominated by services catered to women, I asked
Blue Water Day Spa’s male ambassadors how they can break the stigma of
women only going to the spa, and to share which treatments they can
recommend to other guys.

Christian Bautista tells everyone that it’s nonsense that only women get to go on a pampering day, guys need their break too!

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A multi-awarded artist and actor, Christian Bautista has to divide his hours from recording at the studio and shooting for his back-to- back shows. Because of his crazy schedule, he doesn’t get to watch the food that he eats. “Which, of course, affects my weight and my mindset. When I eat junk food, I feel lethargic and don’t quite have the energy,” he says. This is where his favorite treatment comes in, the Blue Water Day Spa Therapeutic Colonic Massage. It is the latest method of losing weight, and it gives Christian that boost of energy. “It makes you relax, and it helps tone the body. I combine this with exercise and eating right, and after a few sessions, you’ll see impressive results,” he shares. “The Colonic Massage also helps get rid of the blockages and impurities in your system, so you instantly feel lighter and freer.”

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For athletes like Harry Morris and Fabio Ide, Blue Water Day Spa has Athlete Masagges to cater to them.

Fabio shared how he really enjoys every visit to the spa, so he encourages other men to do the same.

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Harry Morris, a player of the Philippine Volcanoes, often pushes his body to the limits, going through intense training routines and games regularly. “After training or a rough game, my muscles and joints hurt a lot. When I get the Athlete’s Massage, I’ve noticed that my recovery time gets cut in half,” he says.

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Fabio Ide, entrepreneur and model, agrees with Morris, adding, “Your body is like a well-oiled machine, so you have to make sure it gets the upkeep it needs. This massage does incredibly well in making sure that you stay at the top of your game and that you enjoy that range of motion painlessly.”

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But, let’s not forget the female ambassadors of Blue Water Day Spa, Ara Arida and Michelle Dee.

Ariella “Ara” Arida, Miss Universe 2013- Third Runner Up, understands
the importance of looking your best, and so despite no longer competing
for the crown, she invests time and effort in maintaining her toned
physique and youthful looks. To help her look camera-ready, Ara
schedules her Blue Water
Day Spa Y-Lift treatments regularly.

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The Y
Lift treatment, a combination facial and skin treatment, helps to reduce
the signs of skin-aging and gently “lifts” the face for that youthful
look. “When it comes to my body, I try to eat clean and live healthy,
and complement that with my Y-Lift treatments which gives me that
radiant glow and smooth complexion,” she says.

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Michelle Dee, youngest of the group, has a lot to deal with these days, graduating fresh from college, modelling, and many other endeavors. All of these is causing headaches, neck strains and pains in her lower back. To help
soothe the symptoms caused by stress, Michelle turns to Blue Water Day
Spa’s Combo Herbal Massage. Using a soothing blend of essential oils,
the deep tissue massage helps to work out the tensions in the back
and neck. “After just one session, you feel looser and more relaxed.
You’ll definitely feel that you’re ready to take on another day!” shares
Michelle.

Whether it’s to look more beautiful, to speed up recovery time, or to just simply pamper yourself after a long, hard week of work, Blue Water Day Spa is here to help you relax and rejuvenate anytime.
For more information, visit www.bluewaterdayspa.com.