May 3, 2013 - 2:18 pm
What rocks this nationwide (Philippines only) UK beauty giveaway is it is a leap forward into spring (globally niweiz), it will blind you with coral pink, and frankly these bits of beauty aren’t readily available in retail here. I still haven’t made up my mind on whether I should sneak in past all of you and join in myself under an alias LOL (I kid alright).
- Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Body Scrub 250ml £8.00
- L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray (Extra Strength) travel size 75ml £2.39
- Jo Malone Travel Candle(Lime Basil & Mandarin) 60g £22.00
- Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer (Stellar) 5.5ml £5.99
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, (Medium3 /MAC NC30) £4.19
- Maybelline SuperStay 14-hr Lipstick (Stay With Me Coral)
- L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara WP (Black) £10.99
- Givenchy Bloom Compact Mirror, w/ red velvet sleeve (gift w/ purchase)
All this stuff is seriously soooo hard to give away. To join simply follow the instructions given by the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post, there are 3 required actions and 1 bonus action for more entry points. In the meantime click Read More to jump to close-up photos of the prizes and what I know about the praises sung of them. The trivia about a couple of these is quite compelling. The Rafflecopter mechanics follow immediately after.
March 27, 2013 - 10:46 pm
March 19, 2013 - 12:09 pm
Hey, Ladies I want to meet YOU! Although I can’t meet ALL of you just yet here’s an opportunity for 10 of my blessed blog readers! I’ve only ever dreamed of having a meetup with you and I even prayed that it might be something exactly like this and it is kindly made possible by Shiseido. I almost called this a workshop but more truthfully this Saturday, March 23, 2012 from 3pm-5pm I’ll be demonstrating looks to 10 selected readers using “fantabulous” Shiseido products and will also be raffling off a Shiseido prize to 1 attendee! This photo isn’t from where exactly we’re going to have the session but you get the idea, it’s still Shiseido so you get the vibe. The workshop will be held at Shiseido in Alabang Town Center.
To be one of the 10 readers to attend exclusively please read the mechanics below and join.
To get a chance to WIN 1 of 10 “Shiseido passes” to my makeup session:
1. Simply Like the blog’s Facebook page, and Shiseido PH’s Facebook Page
2. Follow me and Shiseido PH on Twitter @blessmybag and @ShiseidoPH
3. Answer this question in 10 sentences or less in the comments below. Pls. comply with the 10 sentence max rule because I will be narrowing down for best selection. Feel free to answer in Tagalog if you express yourself better. The 10 most inspiring, clear answers (to me) will be selected. Here is the question to answer in less than 10 sentences in the comments below.
“What is your most favorite DIY (do it yourself) beauty routine and why?” (Example answer: getting my nails done with nail art because I enjoy getting creative)
DEADLINE for submission of entries before selection is this Friday, March 22 at 10:00 AM, winners will be announced that afternoon. Metro Manila Venue for the Shiseido Makeup Session by Blessmybag will be disclosed privately to the 10 selected winners. Schedule for the session is this Saturday, March 23, 2012 from 3pm-5pm
February 27, 2013 - 8:39 am
I know that the Shiseido White Lucent Challenge, which began with this post here, was supposed to be a 7-Day one, but I really personally wanted to see what the dynamic duo could do over a longer period. I used the White Lucent Spot Targeting Serum with the aid of the Brightening Mask for a more realistic 2 weeks ++, a time period in which for me promising skincare products truly begin to kick in. In case you didn’t read my previous post, the serum is meant to “crush” the unwanted melanin beneath the skin surface and the mask is meant to “eject” it.
I used up both brightening masks in the first week and then continued with the serum once to twice daily (more often twice). Here are the results, see for yourself. Sorry about the slight difference in angle and lighting (there were a few more clouds on Feb 10). I made sure both shots were taken between 8 and 9am in the morning with the same camera shutter speed and I did my best to color balance just so the lighting was even and results are as close to reality as possible.
First off, I have to point out that the top little dark spot and the ones near my nose and jaw are moles, not freckles or blemish marks so the serum would certainly not fade them out. What is completely obvious when you first view these images is the overall improvement of my skin’s health seen in the supple skin surface and less oiliness along the T-zone. You will also see a slight increase in fairness that isn’t unnatural, less patchiness and redness over my sensitive areas, and my pores have diminished not just in appearance but in actual physical size. I actually don’t feel my pores on my nose now. If you look closer the pigmentation marks between the moles I mentioned may not have disappeared completely but they’ve faded noticeably. I’m actually excited to see what happens after 4 weeks, a whole month.
What I love about the serum is it didn’t have any side effects and didn’t irritate my skin at all. No sting, just whopping good skincare that sinks in so quickly. The serum at this 30ml size costs about Php5650 from your local Shiseido counter. It’s available from local counters here. So what do you think, having seen the results for yourselves do you want to try this and see for yourselves? Like Shiseido PH on Facebook to get more updates and information regarding the launch of Shiseido White Lucent skincare! By the way if you haven’t joined my special Shiseido giveaway that ends tomorrow, go to this link here!
February 10, 2013 - 11:00 am
I’m beaming with delight and it’s all thanks to Shiseido Philippines and blogger friend, Sophie Uy. I’ve got something special that I’m about to sort of embark on as well as a makeup item to give you lovely readers today, but before we get to that nationwide giveaway prize, be still your beating heart…patience is a virtue, we’ve got to start at the beginning. I’ve got a full 7 days to take two wonderful skincare items out for a “road spin”. Something by Shiseido suddenly got us bloggers “arrested” just the other day at the Shiseido Pop-Up Beauty Lounge at SM Makati, which will by the way be there until March 31st for purchases, facials, and free consultations. It’s amazing how one mention of revered cosmetics brand, Shiseido, drew quite a huge bunch of us Filipina beauty bloggers together…and on a weekday, too. To be honest, my mother and I are quite a couple of Shiseido fan-girls I tell you. The first main product the bloggers were introduced to, The White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum, coupled with a brightening mask, is designed to nourish skin, help radiance resurface, and help lighten or eliminate unwanted spots brought about by small clusters of hardened melanin beneath the surface of the skin.
1. SHISEIDO White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum – crushes melanin,
2. SHISEIDO White Lucent Brightening Mask – ejects melanin
Getting ready here for my skincare treatment, this was shot in the middle of having my own makeup removed by a Shiseido lady. Here I am side by side with Sophie Uy of Beautynomics who has already been using the White Lucent serum several days ahead of me, she’s naturally a shade or two fairer than me.
On that day we were being presented with Shiseido’s White Lucent Intensive spot targeting serum and the partnering brightening mask. The serum is a targeted treatment containing their proprietary “Melano crush” to cause spots to, in theory break apart into finer particles or disintegrate. Our White Lucent 7-day skincare challenge involves the twice daily use of the White Lucent serum coupled with the intermittent use of the brightening mask on top of it every few days. Click “Read more” to continue to my experience at the Shiseido Pop-up lounge and get to the Rafflecopter widget at the end for my single Shiseido giveaway.