Happy Skin’s Zit Zapper Cream | My answered prayer in a tube

31 Mar

Happy Skin has this instagram contest with hashtags #HappySkinHaul and #HappySkinGiveaway to which I was not able to join because I am on a makeup ban for three months. I was struggling to move my makeup ban to start for the month of April but then again, I assured myself that there will be more contests to join in next time. Actually, I am a feeling a little bitter about it.  I saw instagram photos of huge collections of Happy Skin products and I didn’t think I’ll get the chance even if I did a haul. So there, I just thought of posting a review on the first ever product I purchased from Happy Skin — The Zit Zapper Cream!

Happy Skin Zit Zapper Cream

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Unboxing the #BeloBeautyandtheBeach Glamourbox

27 Mar

When Glamourbox posted a photo in instagram that they will release another Belo Exclusive box this summer, I went a little cray! I cannot get over last year’s Belo Glamourbox. I made sure that I ordered one because I am sure this tie-up will not disappoint! And of course it did not!

#BELOBeautyandtheBeach Glamourbox

Here are the products:

BELO SUNEXPERT Face Cover SPF40 PA++

BELO SUNEXPERT Ultra Gentle Sheer Spray SPF50 PA+++

BELO Intensive Whitening Face and Neck Cream

BELO Intensive Whitening Body Cream

BELO Essentials Underarm Whitening Cream

BELO Essentials Deo Spray New Shower Fresh Scent

#BELOBeautyandtheBeach Glamourbox

#BELOBeautyandtheBeach Glamourbox

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Unboxing the March 2015 BDJ Box | Pond’s Exclusive

17 Mar

I have gotten used to getting a monthly treat thanks to BDJ Box! They always come up with great mix of products to their every box — there are themed boxes (ie. Skin Savers) and exclusive boxes (ie. Benefit, Shiseido). For March 2015, they have an exclusive Pond’s box!

You might have seen this around in other bloggers by now. I got this a week ago but since we were busy with exams and checking, I only got the time to post this now.

Pond’s, of course, is not new to any of us. I have used the other ranges way back and my particular favorite is the Pond’s Detox White one (the yellow one). It works nicely and has a matte finish so I was loyal to it when I was in College.

So for this month, I was happy to be reunited again with Pond’s and their new products. YAY!

March 2015 BDJ Box

Here are the full sized products:

Pond’s Pearl Cleansing Gel

Pond’s Flawless White Ultra Luminous Serum

Pond’s Flawless White Dewy Rose Gel

Pond’s Flawless White BB+ Cream

Pond’s Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Cream

March 2015 BDJ Box

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My Daughter’s Very First Haircut

5 Mar Iya's First Haicut at Bench Fix

One of the big changes that we were looking forward to the day my daughter turns 4 years old is her very first haircut!!! Take note, VERY. FIRST. Whew! (She did not get any trim, ever.)

Her hair is until her thighs already. (That long!) She even pretends to be Rapunzel in Tangled because of her long hair. The thing is, this long hair of her is what makes her stand out in a crowd. Wherever we went, people would always comment like, “Ang haba ng buhok ng bata. Ang ganda.” Yes even I envy her hair. It’s straight but with waves at the ends (her buhok sa tiyan, in Filipino terms!). It looks gorgeous when I take time to comb it through and style it. But her daily routine hinders us, she was always a sleepyhead and didn’t want to wake up. She wakes up, takes a bath and brush her teeth, dress up, and we’re out of the house in 10 minutes! You see, there is no combing in this routine. I comb her hair and fix it on the way to school.

As with everything else, I do conditioning. I talk to her months before the big day on our plans about her hair when she turns 4. I also brought her with me when I got a haircut so she would see that it’s just the hair that is being cut and I didn’t get hurt at all. Sometimes, kids associate certain words to an emotion, so I made sure that I used a more gentle, specific term for hair“cut”.

Weeks before, I was constantly having conversations with her on what she will expect, what will happen, the likes. I always assure her that her Papa and I are there for her.

A week before the haircut, we were making the most of her long hair. I styled her hair more often. I comb it through and through until she feels sleepy.

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BDJ Box Beauty Soiree: Ready, Set, Gorgeous with Covergirl!

10 Feb

I was invited by the BDJ Box Team to attend their first ever BDJ Box Beauty Soiree. I have attended all the BDJ Box Beauty Socials and I felt that I just couldn’t pass this one out. Besides, I felt I was lucky to be invited.

It was a well attended event and I got to meet beauty bloggers like Ms. Donna of My Lucid Intervals, Celine of Product Arena and Kc of Kikay Si Kat ( who happens to be a schoolmate back in preschool!)

The event was sponsored by Covergirl Philippines. The brand recently released a new line named Ready Set Gorgeous. This line has 3 products — foundation (Php 495) , powder (Php 345) , and concealer (Php 395). Among these, other Covergirl items were used for the demonstration of Say.

BDJ Box Beauty Soiree

The event was held last February 1 in The Open Space, Jupiter St. in Makati. It was an intimate gathering of makeup lovers. Say Tioco Artillero, a Filipina youtube guru, demonstrated a fresh makeup look using Covergirl products. I got to be seated in table 2, where I met new friends, Patty and Lyzelle! Hey bellas!

BDJ Box Beauty Soiree

And here is the final look!

BDJ Box Beauty Soiree

 

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Unboxing the Jan-Feb 2015 BDJ Box | Kawaii Musthaves

10 Feb

BDJ Box has yet again started the new year with a blast. They collaborated brands (Bifesta, Lucido-L, Pixy and Heroine Make) that will provide us bellas what we need to have a Kawaii look!

BDJ Box Kawaii Musthaves

Here is a rundown of the Kawaii musthaves for this first box:

Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Age Care

Lucido-L Styling Milky Airy

Lucid0-L Treatment Oil Perm

Pixy Eyeshadow

Pixy Blush On

Pixy Two Way Cake Fit

Pixy Coverlast

Sunkiller Perfect Strong Plus

BDJ Box Kawaii Musthaves

Most of these were already included in the previous boxes they sent out. Some were included in a BDJ Exclusive Box. All these products are full-sized though!

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Unboxing the December 2014 BDJ Box | CoverGirl Exclusive

18 Jan CoverGirl December 2014 BDJ Box

I know this is a late post because it is already mid-January of 2015, but hey, I am still going to push this. I received my December BDJ Box (Covergirl Exclusive box) last month. I wasn’t really expecting any collaboration with the December BDJ Box so I was left in awe when there was a hint in facebook that it’s going to be an exclusive box. December 2013 was a Max Factor exclusive box and I am so happy that the December 2014 was a Covergirl exclusive box!

CoverGirl December 2014 BDJ Box

I think this is a great year-ender, especially that ALL products included are full sized! The products I got were:

1 CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup

2 CoverGirl TruBlend Pressed Powder

3 CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4 Kit Shadows

4 CoverGirl Cheekers Blush

5 CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara

Let’s get it open, shall we? And oh, please check out my 7-day challenge post too here!

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