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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Unboxing: BDJ Bioderma Beauty Box June 2015

The only thing I like about the rainy season is it's cool, therefore favorable for my mutts, specifically Denver the Golden Retriever. Summer is torturous to Denver and to me as well because I always worry that he might have a heat stroke. So thank you, rainy season because you're here, at last!

I digress. Bed weather is finally here and BDJ's new box featuring Bioderma is reminding us to be more diligent with our skin care routine.

Bioderma is a good skin care brand. In fact, I ended up liking all the Bioderma products I have tried so personally, I'm excited for this box. Click READ MORE for the unboxing.

Chapstick Mix Stix Strawberry Banana Smoothie And Lemon Berry Sorbet Review

Here's a review on Chapstick Mix Stix Strawberry Banana Smoothie And Lemon Berry Sorbet.

Price: P140.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in all leading department stores, drugstores, and supermarkets


I can vividly remember the luscious scent of Chapstick Cherry Lip Balm as I write this blog post and memories of my first affair with makeup are now playing in my mind. I think every 20 something year olds has had Chapstick as their go- to lip balm for at least once in their lives; It's such a classic!

Now Chapstick is delighting us again with a new product called MixStix, a fun lip balm that not only cares for the lips, but brings out that child in us too.


MixStix is a dual- ended lip balm that features two complementing flavors that you can wear alone or mix and match. It promises 8 hour moisture. Flavors available are Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Lemon Berry Sorbet.


Relive your childhood by clicking READ MORE. ;)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Commenter Of The Month For June + Gifts For July's COM

Hola, July! How did you get here so quickly? :)

I am announcing the COM for last month and revealing this super cute beauty bag that the commenter for July will take home.

*Drumroll* The Commenter Of The Month for June is...

Benefit Cosmetics X The Beauty Junkee Beauty And Brows Bash: Be One of The Lucky 7!

The last time I did a workshop was two years ago, I believe. Dang, didn't know that it's been THAT long already. When things get busy, a day is all of a sudden not enough; in my case, two years are not enough! lol!

Some of you are probably wondering if I'm still alive or if Martha is still the one manning this blog or if it's an AI program that's been communicating with all the readers for the last two years.

Well, I'm alive and as proof, I'm inviting all of you to a bash; it's sort of a catching up, hey-I'm-still-alive party, a relaunch for The Beauty Junkee workshop series (Speaking of "relaunch", this blog is about to undergo one very soon! More deets on that soon! :D).

I've been planning this bash with Benefit Philippines for quite some time now and finally, it has come to fruition. Here it goes:


Benefit Cosmetics Philippines and I are holding a Beauty And Brows Bash for 7 The Beauty Junkee readers (I'll start with 7 now because after all, I just got back on the horse and if things go well, let's make it 700! :D) on July 11, 11:30 A.M., Saturday at Benefit Greenbelt 5.

As you all know, I'm all about Brows and so is Benefit that's why I thought that they would be the PERFECT partner for this bash. In this extremely girly, sassy, in-fun-mative exclusive party, 7 of my lovely readers will be treated to Benefit's signature Brow Wax treatment, a live demo of my 4- minute Billion Dollar Brows, one-on-one consultations with Benefit's Brow Experts, exclusive promos, meet-and-greet with the Benefit Cosmetics Philippines team, sweet treats, and Benefit goodies! 

Now isn't that fun? Of course it's fun! :D

So how do you become part of the guest list? Click READ MORE to find out. :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Safeguard Derma Sense Skin Care Line Review Part 2

Products were sponsored by Safeguard Philippines, but opinions are mine.

As promised, here’s the follow- up and final review on Safeguard Derma Sense Skin Care Line.

I’ve been using these products alternately for three weeks now and I’m already through with the Acne Prone Facial Cleanser, my favorite product in this range. For my first impression and thoughts on the scent and texture of the featured products, please click HERE.

If you already read the first review and can’t wait to see my results, just click READ MORE. ;)

Change Your Skin With Kiehl's

There will come a time in your life when you will naturally desire change. You'll get tired of monotony, you'll desire to expand, and you'll begin to wonder if there could still be a better version of you and that's okay; change is what continually gives life meaning so when the urge for it comes, take it.

Change is a indeed a universal principle and it is needed even in skin care. You need to change your regimen to change your skin--as simple as that! And if you're ready now to take that brand new step in your skin care routine, there's Kiehl's, ready to change with you.

#ChangeYourSkinPH is a new campaign by Kiehl's Philippines that encourages everyone to step up or revamp their skin habits and regimen for better skin. This campaign is for everyone, from males and females, young and old, and new or old customers. 

The first step in change is knowing that you need change. A skin consultation is the primary step to determining the kind of change your skin needs. It's good to know that Kiehl's offers free skin consultation in all their branches so you can determine the perfect Kiehl's products for you.

Even Kiehl's fans like me can benefit from the skin consultation just because our skin type changes as we get older, therefore we would need a whole new type of skin care products. I had a taste of their free skin consultation at the Kiehl's #ChangeYourSkinPH event held at 12/10 Makati.

So what's my new skin type ladies and gents (Or did it really change)? Click READ MORE to find out. :)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hair Color at Cedar Salon: Review/Experience/Prices

A new quarter is here, therefore it's time for a new hair color. It's also my way of celebrating my new beginning because as mentioned in my Getting Real at 27 blog post, I've had a pretty rough start this year.

The featured salon for this month (or maybe this year because I only have my hair dyed once or twice a year!) is Cedar Salon, a new salon located at Wilson St., Greenhills.

Cedar Salon has been around for 7 months only and is owned by Tin Rodriguez, a makeup artist/young entrepreneur. Tin came from a family with a strong salon background as her parents were the founding partners of David's Salon and owners of Menage Salon and Profiles; she may just be continuing what her parents have started or carving her own path in the beauty industry, but one thing's for certain and that is she aims to make Cedar Salon the majority's top choice for professional hair and beauty services.

Hygiene is of utmost priority to Cedar Salon and it is quite obvious with these freshly- sanitized brushes.

Going back to my hair color, my stylist for the day was Jake, one of the head stylists at Cedar Salon. They use Schwarzkopf for hair color. I told Jake that I want my new hair color to still be Brown, but something new, something different than my usual reddish brown. He handed me the swatch book and asked me to choose my color, but I wasn't in the mood to come up with something that moment so I just told him "It's up to you and I trust that you will give me a great, new color." I think that act qualifies for bravery, doesn't it? :)

Jake decided to mix 7-4 and 7-55. It's from the Light/Golden Browns shade family.

 Let the new beginning, begin! :D Click READ MORE and see my new hair color.

Bioré UV Aqua Rich UV Watery Essence and UV Perfect Face Milk Sunblock Review

Here's a review on Bioré Sunblock UV Watery Essence And UV Perfect Face Milk.

Price: UV Water Essence- P420.00; UV Perfect Face Milk- P380.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Free


I believe Bioré's mentholated, beady facial foam is one of the first- ever facial washes I've ever used; I loved it to bits because it smelled good, felt really nice, and so sudsy, something that I think all kids love with soaps and cleansers. We used to have it here, but it was pulled out. In general, Biorè has really good facial foams that's why I hoarded when I visited Japan.

But Biorè is back in the Philippines, finally, and they brought in the sunscreens first. I wish they launched the facial foams first though, but at least they're here again and only good things will come next. :D

Anyway, these sunscreens: UV Watery Essence and UV Perfect Face Milk are super awesome, multitasking sunscreens for oily and combination normal/oily skin.


UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is a light, hydrating sunscreen with Hyaluronic Acid and Citrus Essence that's comprised of Orange, Grapefruit, and Lemon extracts for fresh protection.

UV Perfect Face Milk is a water/sebum/sweat resistant matte sunscreen that features sebum- absorbing powder, making it an ideal makeup base as well.

UV Watery Essence comes in soft, squeeze tube.


More about these oily skin- friendly sunscreens on my blog!

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