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Monday, December 19, 2016

Skin First, Makeup Second - Glossier Haul

Skin First, Makeup Second - Glossier Haul
Monday, December 19, 2016
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After weeks of contemplating whether or not to buy some of the Glossier products, I finally gave in. Thanks to my Dad for sponsoring my beauty essentials and this blog post. 

I ordered from their website and since they don't ship internationally (they currently only ship to the US and Puerto Rico), I had my package shipped in his US address and he shipped my package to my PH address. I know it's kind of a hassle but you know, nothing is hassle to a girl who needs her makeup or skincare fix. 

I wanted to get all the Glossier sets but to no avail, I only got 3 out of their 4 sets. I failed to get my hands on the Super pack because it was currently sold out when I shopped in their site. 

Glossier Phase 1 Set

Of course I need to get my hands on the Phase 1 set because as their tag line goes: "Skin first, Makeup Second"

This set contains Milk Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer, Balm Dotcom, and Perfecting Skin Tint. Oh, they also gave me a free Glossier tote bag! 

I already tried their Balm Dotcom and Priming Moisturizer, and to be honest I've been loving the two products! I have yet to try their Milk Jelly Cleanser and Perfecting Skin Tint. 

Their Perfecting Skin Tint contains 30 ml and comes only in five super sheer, adaptable shades. This product doesn't give that much of coverage, expect it to be sheer and dewy. This is perfect for everyday use especially if you want to achieve the more skin, less makeup look. 

Glossier Phase 2 Set
Phase 2 is their makeup set and makeup starts here. This phase is for getting dressed everyday. This phase contains three products: the Boy Brow, Stretch Concealer, and Generation G. I've already tried the Boy Brow and Generation G. The Boy Brow is perfect if you want to achieve a more natural-looking brows, also it's easy to use and convenient to carry in your purse. The only thing that I don't like about this product is the packaging because it is made of plastic; making it look cheap. 

I got Generation G in the shade Crush and it doesn't provide that much color in one or two swipes. I am a bit disappointed with its color payoff. But it says in their website that it is buildable, so maybe I should give it another try and I might end up liking it. 

Black Tie Set


This set is limited edition and it contains four new makeup staples design for special occasion glow.  This set is perfect for the holidays because a lot of Christmas parties and Year-end parties are happening this month of December.  It contains No. 1 pencil eyeliner in soft black Graphite, Haloscope highlighter in opalescent Moonstone glaze, lip gloss, and their trademark pink for the nail polish. This set was made in limited quantities and will only be available through the end of 2016. 

If you wanna know more about Glossier visit their website. 
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FATOUT Here’s the Reasons Why Colon Cleansing is Important

FATOUT Here’s the Reasons Why Colon Cleansing is Important
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Here’s the Reasons Why Colon Cleansing is Important


There is a variety of reasons why colon cleansing is important and why it should be done regularly.

First, cleansing improves digestion and can prevent constipation from happening. 
Second, it increases energy and concentration.
Third, it aids in weight loss.
Fourth, it encourages whole body detox and;
Fifth and most importantly, it is great for the overall health of our colon. 


If we consider cleansing regularly, then our health would be in amazing condition without having to think of excess fat and toxins in our body. To jumpstart your cleansing, why not take FatOut?

FatOut is the newest slimming supplement that helps lose weight without dangerous consequences. FatOut’s strength is its ability to REALLY help clean the colon and get rid of the waste as it is easily taken out of our system. The body flushes away the bad fat and toxins that make us gain weight, in the most convenient way possible! With FatOut, you will experience the revolutionary Sweep and Shred Formula which cleanses the colon and burn down fats for a healthier and sexier you which mainly promote detoxification.

The wonder supplement—FatOut has the Sweep and Shred Formula from vital components. With Pu’er Tea extractwhich eliminates fats that are hard to digest, Aloe Vera Powder that detoxifies and cleanses the colon, Alfalfa that nourishes the digestive system, Oat Fiber that controls the appetite. Moreover, The Green Tea Extract is best known to effectively burn and shred fats by speeding up the metabolism and Psyllium Husk that sweeps away the toxins and cholesterol.

If you are already having troubles with your weight, it is time to make a lifestyle change and consider taking action on the dangerous risks of excess weight. FatOut would make your life better by keeping the extra weight away reducing the risks of health
FatOut is high content 100% Pure extract of Pu’er Tea, Aloe Vera, Alfalfa, Oat Fiber, Green Tea and Psyllium Husk that is made more effective than powdered ingredients. It is a product of extensive research and development that guarantees top quality and excellent promising health results which makes it absolutely different from other slimming supplements.

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Note that, FatOut is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.
FatOut should be taken daily, before every meal, preferably with a warm glass of water. Available in all Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Available at a special promo BUY ONE GET ONE for a LIMITED TIME OFFER only.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

‘Tis the Season to be SEPHORA Glammin’

‘Tis the Season to be SEPHORA Glammin’
Sunday, November 27, 2016
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"The happiest time of year

Is drawing near.

Singing of Christmas joy

And Christmas cheer
Melody fills the air
For all to hear
And counting the stars in the sky

The sparkle in everyone's eye"
-The Gift of Music Copyright © 2009 Scott Yoshimoto






My favorite holiday is almost here! A lot of parties are already lined up and I am excited to make a glam-party look which I can wear over the holidays. I am going to more browns or nudes this year and I want to keep it simple. (Fresh lang, girl!) I actually tried to recreate Joyce Pring's makeup look in one of her shoots. I love how fresh she actually looks! Below are the products that I will definitely use over the holidays! 




DO YOUR BASE.

Always start with clean and moisturized face! For moisturizer, I'll be using the Total Age Defy Day Cream from the Sephora Collection.  
After moisturizing your face, time to apply your foundation! The most raved foundation by the beauty Youtubers is the Too Faced Born This Way. I personally love this foundation because it suits  very well to our humid weather in the Philippines. 


Next is, you want to set your foundation with Guerlain Les Voilettes - Translucent Compact Powder Mattifying Veil. This powder reinvents translucency by offering a play of velvety, yet radiant, effects.  It sets makeup with a ultra-matte imperceptible finish and weightless finesse.
AFTER DOING YOUR BASE, TIME TO DO YOUR BROWS!

I will use the BENEFIT COSMETICS Precisely, My Brow Pencil to draw my brows. Using this brow product makes it so easy to do your brows and you will have a natural-looking brows. 
 In setting my brows, I will use the BENEFIT COSMETICS Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel. This is a must after doing your brows so that it will stay on the whole day! This one is very promising and this will definitely step up your brow game. 
NEVER FORGET TO CONTOUR!
The SEPHORA COLLECTION Blush, Bronzed and Ready to Glow! Face Palette is the perfect deal because it has all the things you need in warming up your face up to highlighting! One palette in achieving that radiant complexion? Such a steal!


Another product that I like is the one from BENEFIT COSMETICS Hoola Bronzer. This product gives you that subtle warm on your face, you can also use this to contour. It delivers pure color without leaving behind shimmer or shine.


TIME TO DO THOSE EYES!
This ZOEVA Naturally Yours Palette is perfect in doing that very subtle brown look on the eyes. This palette contains all the colors and this can also be used in doing your everyday make-up. 
Onto my least favorite part: applying eyeliner (I still can't perfect a winged eyeliner)
This is SEPHORA COLLECTION 24hr Felt Liner- Intense Black which is perfect in doing your eyeliner because it is so easy to use. I chose this because it claims to provide a 24-hour wear and smudge-proof! Perfect for a whole night of partying! You don't want to have those panda eyes at the end of the day, right? 


After doing your eyeshadow and eyeliner, time to curl those lashes!
This TOO FACED Better Than Sex Mascara is the bomb dot com! Words aren't enough how I love this mascara from Too Faced! I love how the curl of my lashes stay on the whole day and it is also smudge-proof! Perfect for holiday parties!

Your lips are moving!
This TOO FACED Melted Chocolate Lip in the shade Metallic Chocolate Diamonds is the perfect lip product and this gives you that perfect nude lip color.

SET YOUR WHOLE FACE/ HIGHLIGHT!
Don't forget to set your face with the GUERLAIN Meteorites - Light Revealing Pearls Of Powder! Just sweep the pearls over the entire face to set makeup. 
All the products mentioned above are available on Sephora PH! To shop more make-up products, visit them here
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Features and Shades Cosmetics: Just makeup. Just you.

Features and Shades Cosmetics: Just makeup. Just you.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
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Features and Shades Cosmetics is a Philippine makeup brand that had its beginnings in November 2003. They provide high quality cosmetics perfect for Filipina skin. I know how hard it is to look for a makeup brand that will perfectly suit Filipina skin, thank goodness for Features and Shades! Also, their tagline says it all "Just makeup. Just you." 

  • Loose Powder


FS Loose Powder is a fine and weightless powder that creates a matte-natural finish. Its rich and smooth powdered texture gently hide skin imperfections. It comes with a retractable, soft brush that can be detached and snapped back to its stylish, elegant compact. This product comes in two shades and the picture shown above is in the shade Light with a net weight of 20 grams. I usually use this to set my face and it can control the oilyness of my face. I swear by this product; you better get your hands on this loose powder, ladies! 
  • Single Eyeshadow


A collection of matte and shimmery eyeshadow colors with perfectly smooth finish. Each eyeshadow can be easily detached and “snapped” on FS Quad Palette for your own customized eyeshadow set.


I got two shades from Features and Shades Cosmetics namely: Glamour Peach and Ruby Rose. The product contains 4 grams of product. I sometimes use Glamour Peach in highlighting the important parts of my face. These products are really pigmented and you'll get your money's worth! 


  • True Light Liquid Lipstick


The picture above is in the shade Cerise — unfortunately, I don't usually wear this kind of color because it's bright red. But what I like about this product is the packaging because it has a side mirror and a one-of-a-kind illuminating cap which makes color application easy, convenient, and fun even in dim-lighted rooms.
  • Make-up Remover
A gentle, non-greasy makeup remover that thoroughly takes off makeup without drying or irritating the skin. After each use, FS Makeup Remover will clearly leave your skin refreshed and clean!

Features and Shades has a wide variety of products and they are available in our leading department stores nationwide! To know more about their products, just visit their website. Thank you Features and Shades!
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Why I want an OPPO F1S

Why I want an OPPO F1S
Sunday, October 23, 2016
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OPPO F1S Selfie Expert is not just your average smartphoneit has all the features that you would want your phone to have. 

  • 16MP Front Camera
It is known to be a Selfie Expert because of its 16MP front camera. How doesn't want a high quality selfie? Not only that, its rear camera is 13MP which is perfect in taking landscape images. The F1S also has a 1/3.06-inch sensor which allows the F1S to maximize light sensitivity making for wonderful nighttime performanceperfect in taking pictures of the skyscraper at night. 

  • 5.5-inch touchscreen display
The F1S comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. Youtube is my life, and I can't go a day without watching my favorite Youtubers like Anna Cay, ItsJudyTime, Michelle Dy, and others. So this is perfect for me because it allows me to watch in a bigger screen. Since I am into convenience, I also watch my favorite series through my phone.
  • 0.22S Touch Access
This has got to be my favorite feature of all because it makes everything easy to access or play with your phone. Who wouldn't want convenience anyway? You can also set different applications to launch when you touch the sensor with different fingers. You can either use your index finger in accessing the camera app, or your thumb in accessing your favorite messaging app; it allows you to set up to five customized fingerprint commands. This phone has got to be the smartest of all the smartphones being offered in the market. 




I would want to have an OPPO F1S because it has what it takes to be my new best friend. Also, despite its amazing features, it remained to be affordable. It's a win-win situation, to be honest. 

If you want to know more about OPPO F1S you may check their website. Also, OPPO F1S is available in the market for Php 12,990.00 only

Friday, October 21, 2016

Barbas & Zácari

Barbas & Zácari
Friday, October 21, 2016
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Barbas & Zacári Watches, a watch brand established by two entrepreneurial designers from Melbourne, Australia. With a passion for minimalist style watches, Barbas & Zacári offer contemporary and fashionable watches that can be worn to suit any occasion. 
Barbas & Zacári are extremely proud to announce that they are supporters of The Cancer Research Foundation of Australia. To give back to a good cause and to do what they can to help, they are donating $5 AUD dollars for every watch sold to the foundation. This is where they developed the hashtag (#yourtimeisvaluable), which recognizes and highlights that every hour we spend on this earth is valuable to each individual.
THE MILLENNIUM
The integral part of their Moments Collection is the additional seconds dial. This slim timepiece sits perfectly on your wrist with a flawlessly simple, 40mm modern dial. This comes in two available colors: Black and Rose Gold



MOMENTS COLLECTION
Their Moments Collection is made up of three minimalist timepiece sets. Each set comes with an interchangeable mesh strap and leather strap. The sleek 41mm face is not only eye-catching, but will never cease to impress in both casual and formal setting. This collection comes in three available colors: BlackRose Gold and Silver




ORIGINAL COLLECTION
The original collection. Where it all began. A bigger 43mm face, paired with genuine Italian leather interchangeable bands.







I've been lucky enough to get a 15% discount code with free worldwide shipping! The code is "KIMLACUATA" - Every sale also helps fund a cure for Cancer as they donate $5 from every sale to Cancer Research! www.barbasandzacari.com #barbasandzacari #yourtimeisvaluable

#FreeTheJoy with Limited Edition Cadbury Dairy Milk Christmas Flavors

#FreeTheJoy with Limited Edition Cadbury Dairy Milk Christmas Flavors

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Good news! Cadbury Dairy Milk has a treat for us this Christmas! They have three limited edition flavors of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates which is perfect to give to our loved ones this Christmas season. I am so happy that these flavors are finally back in the market! 





  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest

If you’re into textured sweets, Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest fits your taste profile. It still has the Cadbury Dairy Milk’s smooth sensation but it comes with real chocolate cookies and red jellies. It’s definitely crunchy and chewy – perfect to keep you company during the holiday traffic madness! 

Ten years ago, this flavor was still in the market and my grandma used to buy this for me from our local grocery. Also this flavor has been her favorite! On the season of gift-giving and love, I would like to share this Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest to my Mama because I want to let her know that her favorite is now back in the market and one thing's for sure, she's gonna stock up for this is just for a limited time. Since my grandma loves to spoil me, she is like the Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest  the red jellies tastes like a surprise in your mouth as it mixes with the sweetness of the chocolate. It gives you that feeling of surprise as you bite the chocolate bar. 


  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Mousse


Looking for a richer chocolatey taste this Christmas? Elevate your tastebuds with the delicate decadence of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Mousse. With its light and airy chocolate-flavored cream enveloped in classic milk chocolate shell, you will definitely be begging your secret Santa for more.

I haven't tried this flavor from Cadbury Milk Chocolate but this bar chocolate is best shared with my sisters because as others may not know, we are a family of chocolate lovers! During Christmas, we always have a chocolate mousse cake on our table and now, a chocolate mousse chocolate bar?! That's a different story! I would like to share this chocolate bar to my sisters because it perfectly fits their personalities. Since I am the youngest, they are like the chocolate shell which protects or surrounds the chocolate-flavored cream inside (aka me). 




  • Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla

    • If you like surprises, Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla is your perfect pair this Christmas. As you bite into this exquisite flavor, you plunge into the smooth, soft, silky center filled with light and delectable French vanilla cream. This sophisticated flavor is definitely a revelation this season.

      The last flavor is definitely worth sharing to my mom! I know that this exquisite flavor is perfect to her liking. Since this is the most sophisticated flavor of the three, this reminds me of my mom's personality. She is my role model, and my everything! 


      Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest, Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla, and Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Mousse are available in 180g packs for a suggested retail price of P180.00. Hurry and get all flavors – available until supplies last! #FreeTheJoy this Christmas with Cadbury Dairy Milk! 



      Sunday, October 16, 2016

      Of Glitz and Glam! x E! Bloggers Ball 2016

      Of Glitz and Glam! x E! Bloggers Ball 2016
      Sunday, October 16, 2016
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      I've attended the said event despite my busy schedule for I don't want to miss this first ever E! Bloggers Ball in the country. In addition, my preliminary examinations just ended and this has been my celebration for making it through our exam week. 

      Also can we have a moment to appreciate this paper flower wall by Oomph Styling!


      I am glad that I was able to have Vino as my date despite his busy schedule. It took us back to our high school prom all over again. (Yes, it's obvious that I’ve been flipping my dress a lot.)


      There was also a booth of Features and Shades on the event! Check their Facebook Page for more details about their products. 



       We really enjoyed the food that they served and the red sapper was our favorite. Thank you City of Dreams Manila for preparing a sumptuous meal for everyone.


      Ended the night with a big smile on my face. Now, back to regular programming - time to face my codals, cases, books, and recits!) 
      Thank you E! Philippines and Clozette for having me. 

      Til the next! 
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