Huwebes, Abril 12, 2012


Hello Darlings!!! I'm blogging about the fabulous giveaways of Ms. Martha aka The Beauty Junkee!!! 
I was all giddy and jumpy when I read this! Her blog just turned 3 years old and she is giving away 70k worth of prizes ( gasping for air!!!hahaha )

                                                        Here is how you guy's can join! 

 "This giveaway is a tribute to all the loyal TBJ readers, avid blog readers, (we value your visits!) supporters, my family, and of course, my fellow beauty bloggers who continually share this passion with me, no matter how crazy it may seem to other people.

I've worked on this giveaway all- March long, and I am so happy to know that my hardwork has bore so many wonderful fruits--- fruits that are worth a whopping P70,000.00. Yep, you've read it right. I am giving away 70k worth of prizes to 16 lovely contestants.

Here are the prizes at stake. Every item is BRAND NEW, FYI. :)

                                                                   FAIR BEAUTY LOOT:

                                                                             Snoe Beauty Inc. products (Pics to follow)

                                                                                           Personal Giveaway 1:

One winner will take home an Acne Solutions set, VMV Re-Everything Cream, Etude House eye patch and Red Ginseng Mask, 2 Covergirl Natureluxe lipbalms, and a 350g Strip It! waxing set

                                                                                          Personal Giveaway 2:
One Winner will take home Myra-E Tinted moisturizers, Revlon Top Speed nail polishes, Nature Republic Snail Mask, Bath and Body Works Amour lipgloss, Maybelline Baby Lips lipbalm, Etude House Dear Darling Lip and Cheek Tint, Avin Simply Pretty mascara, The Face Shop Phytogenic foundation sample, 2 Covergirl Natureluxe lipbalms, and 350g Strip It! Waxing kit

                                                                    Personal Giveaway 3:

One winner will take home Bath and Body Works Carried Away body mist and Whaam Antibac, Grace Cole body lotion, NYX and Nature Republic Nail Polishes, Etude House Pomegranate Face Mask, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil- Free Toner sample, Prosource VCO soap, Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Gloss Neo, Nivea Med Protection Lipbalm, 2 Covergirl Natureluxe Lipbalms, and 350g Strip It! waxing set

                                                              Everyday Essentials Loot:
One winner will take home Camaru Naturals soaps, Camellia Beauty Oil, and Eco bag, China Glaze nail set (bag, nail file, nail polishes) from Digital Traincase, Carmex lipbalms, and Covergirl makeups (Lash Blast mascara and eyeshadow stick duo)

                                                                                 Skin Care and Beauty Loot:
One winner will take home Camaru Naturals soaps, Camellia Beauty oil, and Eco bag, Carmex lipbalms, and makeups from Tamera Online

                                                                                           Sun Goddess Loot:

One Winner will take home Sheer Top/Coverup from Brown Belly, Camaru Naturals soaps, Camellia Beauty Oil, and Eco bag, 350g Strip It waxing set, Majolica Majorca makeups (Dress Glove, Cream Eyeshadow, Lash Expander Frame Plus, and Honey Pump Gloss Neo), and 2 Covergirl Natureluxe Lipbalms

                                                                                           Beach Babe Loot:

One Winner will take home Sheer Top/Coverup from Brown Belly, Camaru Naturals soaps, Camellia Beauty Oil, and Eco bag, 350g Strip It waxing set, Majolica Majorca makeups (Dress Glove, Cream Eyeshadow, Lash Expander Frame Plus, and Honey Pump Gloss Neo), and 2 Covergirl Natureluxe Lipbalms


PRO Beauty Loot:

One winner will take home Charm PRO Stippling Brush, Royal Effem Makeups (Loose powder, Totally Gloss, Glamour Effem, Volumizing Mascara, Hydra Mineral Foundation, Delight Fluid Bronzer, Eye kohl, and Brow Pencil), and 2 Covergirl Natureluxe Lipbalms

                                                                            Beautiful Loot:

One winner will take home Covergirl Makeups (Lash Blast Volume Mascara, Duo Eyeshadow Stick, and 2 Covergirl Natureluxe Lipbalms), Grand Nivea body package, and Flawless Face and Body Clinic Gift Certificates worth P2,500.00

Modern Woman Loot:

One winner will take home Charm PRO Stippling Brush, Max Factor Go For Colour Set (Smooth Effect Foundation, Trio eyeshadow, and Max Effect Lipgloss), J.Del Pozo Halloween Fever Perfume from Fresh Fragrance Bar, and Nivea Body Set

Wanderlust Chic Loot:

One winner will take home Majolica Majorca makeups (Dress Glove, Honey Pump Gloss, Lash Expander Frame Plus, and Cream Eyeshadow), LapDance lightweight digital camera travel case, and Max Factor Naturally Polished set (Weightless Foundation, Masterpiece Eye Colour, Tinted Lipbalm with SPF)

Techie Chic Loot:

One winner will take home Max Factor Flaunt your lips set (Second Skin Foundation, Lash Effect Mascara, Lip Tint), LapDance 10” Laptop bag, 2 Covergirl Natureluxe lipbalms, Charm PRO Stippling Brush, and Nivea Body Set

Chic and Sassy Loot:

One winner will take home Camaru Naturals soaps, Camellia Beauty Oil, and Eco bag, J. del Pozo Halloween Fever Perfume from Fresh Fragrance Bar, Color Collection face set (foundation, lipsticks, crystal lipgloss, and eyeliner), Carmex Lipbalms, and Nivea body set

Fun and Feminine Loot:

One winner will take home Camaru Naturals soaps, Camellia Beauty Oil, and Eco bag, J. del Pozo Halloween Fever Perfume from Fresh Fragrance Bar, Color Collection face set (foundation, lipsticks, crystal lipgloss, and eyeliner), Carmex Lipbalms, and Nivea body set

Woman On Top Loot:One winner will take home Flawless Face and Body Clinic Gift Certificates worth P2,500.00, LapDance 14”- 15” luxe laptop bag (manmade and genuine leather- made), and Covergirl makeups (Lash Blast Length mascara, Liquiline Blast Eyeliner, and 2 Covergirl Natureluxe Lipbalms), and Royal Effem Delight Fluid Bronzer"

More details and the mechanics of the giveaway Here.

Martes, Pebrero 21, 2012

Save or Spend?

If you ask someone who owns a lip balm and a pressed powder on her kikay kit she may not spot the difference between these two retractable kabuki brushes but it's a whole new ball game if you ask a make-up enthusiast like *cough* moi!
Landmark's Retractable Kabuki Brush

Charm Deluxe Retractable Pink Kabuki Brush

Let's review landmark's kabuki first. I just recently purchased this synthetic brush when I saw it in the beauty stand at Landmark Trinoma and I just fell in love with it!

* Affordable!!! Priced at 129 Php.

* Dense, smooth and gives you good control

* Easy to wash and dry! I washed them both and this one dried first.

* No fall out! It did not lose it's shape either. A lot of cheap brushes tend to do so after washing.

* It has a weird smell even after washing. I have only washed this once though so I'm hoping the smell will be gone next bath time haha

* The price tag won't come off!! I had to get a scotch tape to remove it

Now, on to Charm Luxe Kabuki, the Luxe Retractable Kabuki is made of synthetic, vegan hair.

* glides like velvet no matter how much you buff it on your skin!

* Dense, smooth and give you good control

* Unscented

* Did not bleed or lost it shape after washing


* Nothing really other than it takes more time to dry compare to other kabuki brushes.

Final Verdict:
SAVE!!! Actually both are definitely good buys but you can save a few bucks if you go for Landmark's Retractable Kabuki Brush!!

Lunes, Pebrero 6, 2012

Quick Post - Hair Brush and Face Brush

Hey gorgeous people I've been quite busy with a few things but I am back!! On to my review/haul , I was  never a person who gives much attention to her hair until now ( late bloomer ) Since I have dyed, styled and damaged my hair I am now in the process of restoring it. I bought this hair brush  in Landmark Trinoma and It's called Vita Brush. It claims to restore and repair hair cuticles with natural ingredients. It's olive oil infused bristles help to strengthen weak hair with rich proteins.Vitamin and protein fortified ball tips gently massage scalp to encourage natural oil production. You guys should get this hair brush it's divine, but I am not really a hair expert but it works superb on my locks!! The other one is a face brush I bought in Saizen also in Trinoma. I used it when I got home but got a few bumps right away. ( sigh )  I'll give it one more shot  just because it 's pink hahaha

Blue- Zen

Everyone should pamper themselves once in awhile and what better way to do that is by simply getting a MASSAGE!!! I think it's one of the inexpensive indulgences a girl even a guy can do to de-stress! I went to Blue-Zen spa right beside J Walten Spa to get a massage. I was welcomed by their male receptionist as he handed me their brochure. He was persistent that I avail their current promo so I obliged. I opted to have ventosa which means "pulling out wind" or the familiar "lamig" - which refers to muscle spasm and tissue congestion, a technique in olden China which opens the body's Meridians and restores the flow of qi. I had to wait for a few minutes cos the masseuse was still attending to someone and then voila it was my turn. Over all my blue zen experience was 50/50 good and bad. It was okay in terms of the massage itself, the masseuse was very kind and skilled at what she was doing She asked me if I wanted the massage to be mild or hard ( some don't ask btw and when you say their pressing too hard they'd insist that was the kind of massage you availed!! ) , very polite and discreet when asking me to tilt, move or lie on my back. When she was going to do the Ventosa cupping I was kinda scared but did not really have the time to entertain scary thoughts as I already felt my skin sort of rising, almost like it was being vacuumed!!! The one thing I did not like about it is the 4 red marks it left on my back that took more than a week to vanish. Plus I think it should be done before the massage not after but hey I'm not an expert. The place was zen enough for me plus they do henna tattoo which I will try next time haha Here is a quick guide to the most popular types of massage therapy to help you figure out which massage therapy style is right for you


Swedish massage forms the basis for most massage performed in day-spa environments. Swedish massage has four basic strokes: effleurage, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. A massage therapist performs these strokes on the body in the direction that the blood circulates to the heart

Shiatsu Massage

The shiatsu massage method originated in Japan. A therapist trained in this type of massage works to restore proper balance and coordination to the body's skeletal, muscular, circulatory and digestive systems by applying pressure to certain points on the body. Practitioners of this therapy claim that during treatment, the receiver experiences a peaceful, tranquil state that allows him to view his life situation with clarity and insight.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs.

The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing, balancing, etc. One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy massage is lavender.

Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional component

Hot Stone Massage

Heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body.

The massage therapist may also hold stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage.

Thai Massage

Thai massage aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points. Thai massage also includes compressions and stretches.

You don't just lie there--the therapist moves and stretches you into a sequence of postures. It's like yoga without doing any work. Thai massage is more energizing than other forms of massage. It is also reduces stress and improves flexibility and range of motion.

Reflexology Massage

Although reflexology is sometimes called foot massage, it is more than simple foot massage. Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired, achy feet.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. But you don't have to be a professional athlete to have one-it's also used by people who are active and work out often. The focus isn't on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance.

A combination of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish massage. Facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.

Martes, Enero 31, 2012

Tutuban Mall Finds!

I am a self-proclaimed shopaholic but considering  the state of our economy a true blue fashionista must find ways to keep up!! I just found out a new FASHION HAVEN in the busy place such as Tutuban Mall. If you gals do decide to head there I suggest you come in early. Your  gonna need time scouring and sifting through stores for price canvass and unique finds. One thing I noticed though is that a few stalls have the same items so again being early would give time to haggle! Just a tip be cheeky to the one manning the store,  giving out your sweetest smile sure wouldn't hurt anyone. So without further ado, here are my loots!!!

I got the stripes one-piece dress for 300 Php, the two see-through blouse I managed to haggle for 250 php each and 250 php for  the embroidered shorts! Dirt cheap right? I am definitely going back in there!!

Huwebes, Enero 19, 2012

Review: Cover Girl Clean sensitive skin Foundation

Hello cupcakes!!! I am back with yet another haul and a review to boot!  I am very particular with what I put on my face, so for my foundation I use Cover Girl Clean Sensitive Skin Foundation in classic ivory 210.

Cover Girl Clean Sensitive Skin
What I love about this product:
>> 100% fragrance- free and oil-free
>> Hypoallergenic 
>> It's consistency and texture
>> Buildable light to medium coverage
>> Does not break me out
>> Affordable!! Priced at 526Php ( not bad if you ask me !)

What I don't like about the product:
>> Tends to get flaky, and accentuates lines and pores, must use it with a good primer
>> It doesn't have a pump!! 
>> Doesn't contain spf 
>> not much help keeping the oil at bay! 

Over all this product is okay!! Very affordable and practically does the job covering imperfections. I love this product because it doesn't break me out compare to tons of foundies I have tested. So for my other hauls I also bought Celeteque Hydration Facial Moisturizer and kokuryo lipstick in flame!

Martes, Enero 10, 2012

First Haul!

First evurrr HAUL for this blog!!!!! People who know me very well can attest to the fact that I am not a spender, well, at least I don't consider myself as one. I am always on the hunt for the ''look for less'' in clothes and affordable substitutes of make-up brands I can't afford!! Quality doesn't have to suffer when you say affordable though, you just need to have a keen eye and a whole lot of perseverance walking around the mall to find 'em! So here are my affordable finds on a lazy afternoon!

I am currently obsessing on growing my hair and learning on styling it so I bought bobby pins19.75 Php, Glam Works heat defense 75 Php, and the hair bun maker ( don't know what's its called haha ) 49 Php.  I am in need of a new brush case and I found a decent one reasonably priced at 139 Php. Also grabbed my current facial wash Nivea sparkling white for oily skin 125 Php, a new leather case for my ancient iphone 3g  69 Php. I made a last top at Japan Home in Park Square and ended up with their wall decal for 88 Php only!!! Till my next hunt hunnies!!