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Topaz Mommy x Bobbi Brown Makeup Workshop

13 May

I arrived in Bobbi Brown Megamall (between Bldg A and Bldg B) 11 am sharp. There were mommies too, I assumed, my fellow winners/readers of Topaz Mommy, a blog by Ms. Frances A. Sales. We were all waiting and when Ms. Frances arrived, my jaw dropped. I whispered to my new mommy friend, Aubrey, “Ang ganda ni Ms. Frances!” She walked through the store, wearing a black tube top, black pants, pearl necklace and a bare face– simply gorgeous!

Bobbi Brown Philippines

I love this Bobbi Brown store because it is beautifully arranged, and the products are so pretty!

Bobbi Brown Ph in Megamall

Bobbi Brown Ph in Megamall

We were doing some icebreakers and just chatting before the workshop started. We also took turns swatching which shade will match our skin tones.Ms. Frances gave out Leuchtturm notebooks (Php 1200) to each of us.


Bobbi Brown Manager also dropped in to say hi. Ms. Sam Sadhwani was also there! We did not know that there was a mini workshop room inside the Bobbi Brown flagship store! Ms. Tamara was the one who taught us about the basics of makeup application. The model, of course, was Ms. Frances!

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Smart Parenting Mommy and Me Fashion Show Part I (Audition + Rehearsal)

2 Dec

Smart Parenting, the country’s number one parenting magazine, recently launched their biggest event this year. I was looking forward to another Meet and Greet since they had one last year (you can check them out here.) but they decided to spice things up a bit by having a mommy and me fashion show.

sp fashion show2

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REVIEW: Jazzy Cream Foundation

8 Mar

Meet my HG foundation: Jazzy Cream Foundation.

I’ve been reading good reviews about this so when I saw it on sale at Ms. Gem’s blog, I asked about it. It was about 80% full for half the price. It came with the box too so I felt it was well used and taken cared of!


The ingredients are listed at the back of the box. Uh-oh there is paraben and dimethicone… but I have no plans of using this daily so it’s alright with me.
The cream foundation is housed in a twist to open black plastic tub. It is not as sturdy as it looks though. The only problem with tubs are there is a risk of double dipping. Double dipping is not entirely hygienic and the cream foundation may get more bacteria than it can have.
This 20g of cream foundation from James Cooper Jazzy Collection retails at 550php in leading dpeartment stores. It is reasonable enough for me with the coverage it gives. But since I got it at Ms. Gem’s blog sale, I think I only paid 250php. I wasn’t sure at first if I am going to get this since it is hard for me to look for a foundation that matches my skin really well. This shade is in CF04.  I think this has a pink undertone but it works great for my yellow to neutral skin undertone.
When you open the container, you will see drops of oil on top of the foundation. The ingredients can be seen on the box. Don’t think that this has oxidized or expired. This is normal for cream foundations which has oil in its ingredients.
What makes this my HG foundation is that it has everything I need: gives full coverage, makes skin flawless without caking and lasts throughout the day.
It gives full coverage with just one layer. I don’t use concealer just because and this really covers the hyperpigmentations I have. I love how it makes my skin look flawless. I like that I only need a little amount for my whole face because a little goes a long way. It can also double up as a concealer because it covers the blemishes and lightens the skin my under eyes. The foundation lasts the whole day, especially if used with primer and set with loose powder foundation.
I use this only on special occasions because it feels heavy on my oily-sensitive skin. I use this on events where picture taking is a must. Here are some pictures where I used this baby.
I remember using this foundation on January 12 where 2 events were held: wedding and Krave’s event.
maids of honor at our uncle's wedding

maids of honor at our uncle’s wedding

at the Krave's 1st anniversary party with hubby

at the Krave’s 1st anniversary party with hubby

entry for Great Image's contest

entry for Great Image’s contest

Before I forget, here is a product swatch:

What I love:
– it is my HG foundation
– it has no pungent smell
– gives full coverage that you don’t need a concealer
– doubles up as a concealer and may be applied only on problem areas
– lasts throughout the day (especially if used with a primer and a setting powder)
– it does not cake even if used alone
– it does not oxidize or turns darker/ lighter on skin
– it is very creamy and a little goes a long way
– a small tub lasts me a long time
– may be applied with a sponge or a brush
– easily available at department stores
– 20grams for 550php is good for me
What I wish for:
– it has SPF
– it comes in a squeezed tube/ pump bottle (for a cream foundation?! WHY NOT?! )
– they include a mirror and a sponge if they keep it in a tub
– they don’t include parabens
Will I repurchase: YES! 

Krave’s 1st Anniversary

14 Jan

January 12 was a big day for me. There were three events that I was supposed to attend. I dropped attending the Human Nature magalogue turnover so I can finalize the wedding of my uncle. There were two left: my uncle’s wedding and Krave’s event. I was tasked to be the Wedding Planner, Matron of Honor and emcee for my Ninong Jhun’s Wedding day.

Even though I was so tired already and my headache is killing me, my husband, daughter and I went to Palladium Bar, New World Hotel, Makati City to attend and celebrate the first anniversary of Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals.

I am so honored to receive tickets for this event. It is a  fact that I am one of Krave’s distributors and I also love blogging about their products.

We were late, but it didn’t matter to me, as long as I get to see and feel what it’s like.


There are new products to be launched this year, so watch out for it. 🙂


Ms. Katrina Chua, CEO and founder of KRAVE 🙂

Here is a sneak peek of the mineral makeup:


Here is the organic skin care line to be launched as well:


The packaging has been greatly improved, and of course, the products have been improved as well.

Two weeks from now, these will be available to the public! Are you as excited as I am?

Before leaving the event, we made sure to stop by at the photobooth. Here are the pics:



I am so blessed and honored to be part of Krave. I am proud to be one of their 100 distributors and I love blogging about their products.

Congratulations again to Ms. Katrina Chua! More power!

Smart Parenting MEETandGREET

5 Dec

It is such an honor to be one of the chosen participants in this event. Thank you very much, Smart Parenting!

After registering, we were assigned to be in table #3.

Photobooth and Scholastic area

The event started after lunch so we helped ourselves in the photobooth and the scholastic area to lull time.


great food served!


The event was hosted by Ms.Issa Litton.

There were three speakers discussing interesting topics: dressing up according to our body shape and size, raising a reader, and spoiling a child. All three were successfully discussed in brief yet concise manner. I didn’t take pictures this time because I was busy writing down cues from the speakers. Everyone thought the topics are all very relevant.

There was a game too – Name that tune/Name that artist. Our table won this game! Yippee!!!

distracting my little girl so she will behave

I went with my little girl so I had to keep up with her. While listening to the speakers and jotting down notes, I had to play with her so she won’t cause any distractions. It is a plus that she got to see other kids in this event.

 After the talk, every one gave in to bladder break. On my way to the rest room, I bumped into none other than SP EIC, Ms. Mia Fausto-Cruz. I greeted her and told her that I practically grew up with her (being the EIC of the mags I read)…from Candy magazine to Seventeen magazine until now in Smart Parenting magazine. It has always been a dream for me to meet her in person! She was uber nice. She “wowed” on me many times during that little conversation.

Going back to my seat in table #3, I was all smiles. Now the meet & greet will take place. Each table will talk with an SP team member, discussing anything and everything that is related to motherhood and parenting. Ms.Maika Bernardo was assigned to our table. Other mommies in table #3 were introducing themselves already. Before my turn, an SP events team approached me and asked me to transfer in table#2.

SP 2012 issues

Group Shot 🙂

Ms. Mia signing my SP letters 🙂

to die for moment!!!

Dreams do come true. 

I’ve dreamt of meeting her my whole life (as a teenager) and finally I have THAT moment. I love her to bits! I will always remember this.

goodies each one gets to take home

I am very happy I attended this event. I am looking forward to more events from Smart Parenting.

Thank you very much, SP!


SNOE The Past, The Present and Future Event

20 Nov

I have heard about Snoe Beauty Inc. way back but it is just now that I was able to purchase one of their products. They have been famous for their wide variety of cosmetics and skin care products which are easy on the budget. I watched Ms.Jen and Ms. Gen from different talk shows advertising their products and I was really intrigued.

I owe Snoe Beauty Inc. a lot. Even though I am new at this (blogging) they were still able to invite and accommodate all us newbies in blogging. I was able to attend their 3rd Semi- Annual Blogger’s Event last Nov.17 themed as The Past, The Present and Future Event.

I was also on a high to be seeing some of my favorite bloggers , Ms. Martha of The Beauty JunkeeMs. Liz of Project VanityMs. Shen of Shen’s Addiction and Ms. Char of Yellow Yum

with Ms. Martha

with Ms. Liz

with Ms.Shen

with Ms. Char

Here’s the loot every blogger got to take home:

very sophisticated box 🙂 Thanks Snoe!

What’s inside the box are samplers of their new products.

Can’t wait to try all these!