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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Commenter Of The Month For March + Gifts For April's COM


It's April, finally, and I'm quite excited for this month because my blog's turning 6 (MAJOR YAY!) and I'm sure you all know what that means: 6TH ANNIVERSARY MEGA GIVEAWAY! :D I already have a bunch of exciting sponsors, both new and returning, for this and I can't wait to unveil the loots! Lemme just organize them this week! :)

For now, I'll just announce the COM for March and reveal the fabulous makeup loot courtesy of Shiseido for this month's commenter.

The loyal TBJ reader who will take home the Speed Plus GT6 smartphone by DTC Mobile is.....announced after the cut! :D

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nekkid Beauty Cleansing Cream Unscented Review



Here's a review on Nekkid Beauty Cleansing Cream Unscented.

Price: P350.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Nekkid Beauty's official website

THE VERDICT:

The good ol' cleansing cream is an ideal makeup remover for people with normal and dry skin because its rich consistency melts makeup quickly and effectively like other cleansers, but keeps the skin's integrity intact by retaining moisture. However, most creams are highly fragranced and may cause skin irritation in some while others may find it not pleasing at all. It's good that newcomer in the local beauty scene, Nekkid, decided to come up with an unscented cleansing cream for those who are allergic to fragrances and who want a simple and true product to take the day away.

NEKKID BEAUTY CLEANSING CREAM UNSCENTED IN DETAIL

Nekkid's Cleansing Cream is a rich, emollient, and mild makeup remover: It promises to remove makeup thoroughly while leaving skin soft and supple with its highly moisturizing, suds- free formula. 

You know, if I had dry skin, I'd prolly rejoice upon seeing the ingredients list because it's loaded with some of nature's very emollient ingredients! I like that the ingredient list is simple and almost everything is natural. It's got Beeswax though, so steer clear if you're allergic to anything produced by Bees. Nekkid also suggested in their website that cleansing creams like this product may be suitable for those with sensitive skin and Rosacea, but if I were you, I'd consult with a dermatologist first especially if I am suffering from any skin condition. ;)

More about this luscious cleanser after the break!

OOTD: Easy


Obviously, this soft, loose high- waisted shorts from Kamiseta is my flavor of the month and obviously, I'm into casual outfits lately. It's summer, what can I say?

This is what I wore to yesterday's Girl Stuff event-I'll be blogging about that soon. For now, click READ MORE for more details on these pieces!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows Review + Swatches



Here's a review on Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows.

Price: Empty Trio Palette- P300.00; Artist Shadow- P875.00/each
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Make Up For Ever SM Mega Fashion Hall and Greenbelt 3



THE VERDICT:


I'll say again and again that Make Up For Ever arguably has the best eyeshadows in this big, beautiful world of makeup-I'm sure my MUA readers will agree with this. :D They recently have formulated their eyeshadow range and I think I've fallen for it even more!

MAKE UP FOR EVER ARTIST SHADOW IN DETAIL

Make Up For Ever's newly- reformulated eyeshadow range, Artist Shadow, apparently has a better texture and color payoff, and at least contains 70% pigments for the most intense finish. Finishes available are matte, iridescent, satin, diamond, and metallic. The range offers 200 colors and they're all available locally.



The products featured herein are being sold separately. If you recall, MUFE's refill eyeshadow pans used to come with their very own compact and that's the reason why it was pretty expensive. In order to cut costs, bring down the price, and cater to a wider market, MUFE discontinued the compact packaging and replaced it with a disposable case instead plus introduced travel- sized palettes to house the eyeshadow pans. It's now more efficient and convenient both for the brand and consumer, and I'm happy to know that the palettes are not at all expensive.

So how much can you save with this new eyeshadow concept of MUFE? Let's put this in numbers:

Years ago, a pan of MUFE eyeshadow costs approximately P1,150.00 so if I bought these three eyeshadows I have that time, they will cost: P1,150.00 X 3= P3,450.00

Fast forward to 2015. MUFE's eyeshadows got cheaper (now P875.00 each), but an empty trio palette (P300.00) was introduced. The four products will cost: P875.00 x 3 + P300.00= P2,925.00.

With MUFE's new concept, I saved P525.00 compared to the previous one. Cool, right? :D

You can save even more if you choose to not purchase the palette, but if I were you, I'd get palette because the eyeshadow is literally housed in a plastic pan and it won't protect the product in any way.

Swatches and the look I came up with with these shadows after the break. :)

The Return Of A Maybelline Superstar (Plus A Bunch Of Lovely Updates)



Okay, this is some serious news so better keep your eyes locked on the screen and your mind ready to absorb everything that you are about to read here.

So you guys know Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, right? This mascara that is sold in the world every 1.2 seconds. It's my HG as well as every gal who knows that having big, lush lashes is one of the keys to success. Guess what?

IT'S BACK!

Okay, I had to blow that up and color it Red. It's the only way for me to express how elated I am with this news! :)))))))


La la la la la...Happy Dance!

Maybelline Great Lash, this superstar mascara and one of Paris Hilton's go- to eye opener, is back in the Philippines. It's back for a limited time only (WHY!?!) to celebrate Maybelline's 100th year of existence in the world of beauty. A tube costs P395.00 only and you can find it in leading drugstores, department stores, and supermarkets. This won't last forever so you gotta buy one, no, make that TEN tubes today or first thing the next day.

Visit MAYBELLINE PHILIPPINES on Facebook for more information about this product and promotion and while you're at it, please ask them to bring back Great Lash to the country for good-I'll help! :D

In the meantime, let's turn the temperature up for a little bit with these athlete and model hotties, the endorsers of Flawless Face And Body Clinic. There's a new Flawless product that's been giving them more confidence to play, let loose, get wild, and just be free this summer. Click READ MORE for the reveal!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sumptuous Sundays: City Of Dreams Buffet



Dreamworks Studio, dancing pendulums that mesmerize, endless shopping and entertainment, and a 24-hour buffet-City Of Dreams is truly living up to its name and HOLY COW--they have a 24- hour buffet. That's like music to my ears, baby! 24-hour, let alone late- night food establishments are few and rare in Manila and this is what makes the 'all day errday' buffet of City Of Dreams a gift to mankind, especially to those who eat dinner late for a lot of reasons and who won't say no to midnight cravings.

Situated in Entertainment City in Parañaque City, City Of Dreams by hotel group Hyatt is the newest luxury lifestyle hub in Manila-it is also the second COD hotel to open in the world, next to Macau. With The Café, City Of Dreams aim to set a new standard in the booming gastronomic scene of Manila by offering the first 24- hour buffet experience (Wait, let me get tissue-I'm drooling LOL).


PRICE RANGE: Breakfast- P1,088.00; Lunch- P1,288.00; Dinner- P1,688.00; Late- Night- P788.00
(Prices are VAT Exclusive)

The Café 24- Hour Dining is not only convenient, but it is also one of the most affordable buffets in Manila as well at P1,688.00 per head. It's super spacious, albeit temperature could get freezing in the restaurant. There are time slots for the buffet and what I know is 6:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. is the Dinner time slot and 11:30 P.M. onwards is the Late- Night time slot. For the late- night time slot, however, you won't get the food choices in the Dinner time slot.

Click READ MORE for a preview of what to expect in this buffet!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub Review


Here's a review on Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub.

Price: P650.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in all Beauty Bar stores; Burt's Bees website

THE VERDICT:

Burt's Bees, to me, has some of the most sensorial beauty products ever, products that closely resemble the elements of and bring you closer to Mother Earth like their new Citrus Facial Scrub: It's an amalgam of nature's juiciest and most emollient ingredients that renew your skin. It also reminds me of Pumpkin Pie due to the smell and also, Muscovado sugar due to the texture! :D

BURT'S BEES CITRUS FACIAL SCRUB IN DETAIL

This new facial scrub from Burt's Bees polishes skin with ground Almonds, Pecans, and Oats and leaves it dewy and soft with all- natural humectants such as Glycerin and Sweet Almond Oil. It removes makeup and reveals fresh skin.

Ingredients

FYI, Sweet Almond Oil is believed to stimulate circulation and reduce puffiness. ;)

Detailed review of this no-nonsense exfoliant after the cut! ;)

Friday, March 27, 2015

FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Why Is The Nose Sometimes Darker Than The Rest Of The Face?


I just want to say that I love receiving questions for my Fan Mail Fridays segment because it makes me realize that beauty is a vast world and there are more interesting things that I have yet to discover and write about, like this question from Aby:

         Hi Ms. Martha,
I’m an avid reader of yours and I’m so glad to have met you in person during Ms. Liz’s event. 
Anyway, I have a darker nose complexion than my whole face. It started way back in high school. I just noticed it when one of my classmates asked why my nose is a bit darker than my face. What caused that and what can I do with it? Thank you. 
 Aby
Photo Credit: deviantart.com

Hey Aby,


Nice meeting you too! I know that you're one of my new and very consistent readers, and thanks for approaching me during the event and allowing me to personally thank you for all the support you've given me last year and have been giving me this year. :)

When I first read your question, I was like "Why didn't I think of this?" Your question reminded me about this common issue that bothers a lot of people and I've been meaning to write about it, but for some reason, I always forget! :p Now's the perfect time to address this skin problem so click READ MORE and find out why most people have a darker nose than their entire face, plus I'll share with you some things that you can do to address it.

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