MAKE UP FOR EVER ProFinish Workshop With Me! NOV. 16 | Two FREE Slots Giveaway!

Hey LADIEZZ, have something extra, extra special for you today and quite different!  MAKE UP FOR EVER has asked me to conduct a basic makeup workshop this Saturday, Nov.16 at SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig while introducing you to their absolutely fab PRO-FINISH Multi Use Powder Foundation (which can be used wet or dry).  They’ve been gracious enough to provide me with an audience (workshop fee is Php2500.00 with redeemable product) but have invited me to include 2 blessed winners for a free slot giveaway right here!  They’re providing the rest of the workshoppers but I get to choose two winners!  Follow the instructions after the image if you want to win a FREE slot to my workshop with MAKE UP FOR EVER.  Sorry if it’s only open for 2 of my blog readers to win, MUFE are providing the rest of the workshop audience.  Pls. note, this is an exclusive workshop for the MUFE’s registered audience plus my winners.

NOTE: This FREE slots giveaway is for people within Metro Manila only.

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To win one of the two (2) FREE slots for the workshop you must do 2 things:

1.) Comment beneath this post and share why you love MAKE UP FOR EVER as a brand!

2.) Head over to the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pop-up store in SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig between now and before NOV.15 this Friday CUTOFF 3PM, take an award-winning selfie (photo of yourself) trying out their PRO-FINISH powder foundation (PURCHASE NOT REQUIRED, YOU CAN USE THEIR TESTERS)  in your proper shade.  Share your photo on Instagram and/or Twitter (make sure to tag me @blessmybag so I can track your entry) with the hashtag #forPROSforYOUforever

OR for those who don’t have social media accounts email your photo to me at probinsiyana(at)gmail(dot)comThe photo entries cutoff is Nov. 15 Fri, 3pm so we have a few hours to judge before announcing who wins early Friday evening so it should easier for you guys to plan your Saturday.

THE TWO BEST PHOTOS EACH WIN A FREE SLOT AT THE WORKSHOP, 11am or 2pm SLOT

Sorry if the announcement of the free slots giveaway seems at short notice, but I was only told that I could invite 2 blog readers for free slots via photo contest earlier while I was out.  Hope to see you there!  Let’s get those comments and selfies coming!


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Benefit Holiday 2013 Plus a Pop Giveaway! | Until Oct.31! 3 They’re Real MINI Mascaras to Win!

Christmas came early this year and “Mother” Christmas was none other than the Global Beauty Authority lady for Benefit Cosmetics, Annie F. Danielson.  This was my second time to meet her, but the first time with really short hair 🙂  She brought us the “Whole Lotta Lovin’ ” Holiday Set for 2013 and a few other bits and bobs for Pushin & Poppin those lashes, primarily their world-famous They’re Real Mascara, of which I have 3 minis to giveaway!  Read through the post and the giveaway details are towards the end 🙂  Reminder this mascara giveaway is a quick one and ends in 3-4 days so there’s no better time to join than today! (Note: This Giveaway is Nationwide)

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MY LOOT: Clockwise, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Eyeliner, Benefit Hydra Smooth Lipcolor in “Dare Me”, and the “Whole Lotta Lovin’ ” Holiday 2013 Forever Flattering Makeup Kit (available from local Benefit Cosmetics counters starting NOV. 1, 2013, for PHP2000.00).

 

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I can safely suspect that this “Whole Lotta Lovin’ ” limited edition Holiday set by Benefit will sell out quickly once it hits counters this November I believe (will try to edit in the exact date).  It’s a very wearable selection of 3 of their long wearing eyeshadows: “Nude Swings”, “It’s Complicated”, and “Kiss Me I’m Tipsy”, 1 Creaseless Cream shadow in “No Pressure” (like a deeper version of “RSVP”), Benefit Boing concealer  in 02 & their best selling sculpting blush, Benefit Hoola.  You also get 2 nifty brushes for application.

 

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Now here’s the giveaway part, I’m going to choose 3 winners to win these adorable baby size versions of Benefit’s bestselling They’re Real Mascara!  Aren’t they cuuuuuute…

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What Annie told me to tell you guys is what’s cool is that you’re getting a travel size tube BUT with the full size wand.  What peeves her about travel versions of other mascaras is the downsizing of the wands which changes everything during application.  Here you get the original wand that gives you those longer, bigger lashes just as the full size product would, but in a more portable tube.  To join the giveaway just follow the 5 mandatory steps in the Rafflecopter widget below 🙂

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My Nationwide Getaway InstaGlam Giveaway! | Getaway, Don’t Look Astray Until Oct. 31, 2013

This is going to be my first multi-brand makeup and skincare giveaway that involves the use of Instagram!  Check out that “Bless This Bag” travel tag, who would’ve thought I’d spot something like that at True Value? LOL

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This toiletry bag splits open with 2 compartments for makeup and skincare.  It’s jam-packed with lots of great travel-size & full size products that make getting away without looking astray much, much simpler.  I don’t know bout you guys but for me the Pièce de résistance of this whole giveaway is the “Belle” hand mirror I picked out from Singapore (of course I have one of my own, I bought 2).

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It feels weight-y though the balance is a little bit off center (more on top less on the handle) but who cares, it’s heavy enough to not feel like a prop, small enough to slip into a handbag and it’s so elaborately made, I love it.

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S K I N C A R E

 

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All the prizes included are mentioned in the widget.  Get to the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom to officially join and see the list of prizes.  It’s that simple.  By the way in the widget there’s a non-mandatory BONUS action offered (for more entry points to win this one) which is to join my OTHER Makeover + Shiseido Ibuki Giveaway at this link here and help send me to Japan. Y’all ready for this makeup and skincare getaway giveaway? Cue house music…

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Official Shiseido Ibuki Contest / Giveaway | Until Oct.31, Win A Makeover Session w/ Me & Shiseido Stuff!

Hi, Everyone!  This is officially what you need to know and do to help send me to Japan and possibly win yourself a Meetup/Makeover Day with me (appointed day of your choice) and full size Shiseido Ibuki goodies, too!  This giveaway will be open Nationwide AS LONG AS you know you can or will be in Metro Manila sometime between now and December this year if you’re not a Metro Manila resident and are not booked or sure you will be in the area please don’t join.  I cannot qualify you as a winner if you are not going to be in Manila before December because we won’t be able to have a makeover otherwise.  My Shiseido Ibuki giveaway doesn’t get more official than this and I’ll try and make the steps as simple as possible for all of you with the use of Rafflecopter widget at the bottom.  Follow each step as instructed and you’re on your way.

prizesI’ll list the 4 mandatory steps also here first before the Raffle Widget at the bottom so that it’s clear, but if you’re bored and don’t wanna read through this  just go straight to the Rafflecopter widget below.  Every step you need to take is there as well, just in a more concise format.  In case something is unclear in the widget you can refer back to this post.  I’ve just posted my Shiseido Beauty Bio image on Shiseido Philippines’ Facebook page and in order to help me win a trip to Japan the first step I need you to do is…

1.) COMMENT on this blog post with your name and email address stating in up to 2 sentences why you are “Ready For Anything”

2.) FOLLOW @blessmybag on Twitter

3.) TWEET about the giveaway at least once “Join @blessmybag’s #ShiseidoIbuki giveaway & help send her to Japan 🙂 Go to http://www.blessmybag.com/2013/09/14/official-shiseido-ibuki-giveaway”  You can tweet as many times as you like…

4.) LIKE Blessmybag’s fanpage on Facebook here.

FOR BONUS ACTIONS I’d like to introduce you to  the Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Bio image.  This one’s mine and the photo I used was a selfie I took during my own makeup preparations for the Star Magic Ball last week.  Yes, I did my own makeup which should prove that a makeover session with me is completely worth the time it takes to join this giveaway.  If you make your own BeautyBio it is considered a bonus action for joining the giveaway it is no longer mandatory.

BeautyBiosJULIA2BONUS ACTION –  CREATE YOUR OWN BEAUTY BIO USING THIS BLANK TEMPLATE.   Use any favorite selfie together with the blank template below provided by Shiseido PH (save the image),  add your photo, first name, profession, age and some activities that compose your lifestyle ,(ex. 4 runs a week, 10 meetings, 3 PTA meetings, 2 family dinners) if you feel like it AND finally POST YOUR OWN BEAUTY BIO to Shiseido Philippine’s Facebook page here.  If you’re campaigning for me MAKE SURE YOU TAG ME in the FB text caption that accompanies your  Beauty Bio image “Thanks to @Blessmybag” (when you start typing @ Blessmy… via FB my fanpage should normally pop up for tagging) if tagging my fanpage on FB doesn’t work paste the blog’s URL ex: “Thanks http://blessmybag.com for inviting me to try #ShiseidoIbuki” in the FB caption.  Since you’re campaigning for me make sure the #Blessmybagibuki and #ShiseidoIbuki hashtags are still part of the image and caption as well (Remember Facebook now also accepts hashtags).

BeautyBiotemplateBLANKBLANK BEAUTY BIO TEMPLATE: Insert Selfie Photo in blank space, Insert First Name underneath “Beauty Bios”, Insert Job and Age in red space, list lifestyle activities underneath red space.

BONUS ACTION –  INSTAGRAM YOUR BeautyBio Pic, make sure to tag me @blessmybag as well and use the hashtags #ShiseidoIbuki #BlessmybagIbuki bonus hashtags are #readyforanythingskin and #ibukiBeautiful

BONUS ACTION –  REGRAM/REPOST MY BeautyBio Pic, locate my Beauty Bio pic on my instagram account @blessmybag and regram/repost it using the same tags @blessmybag and hashtags #ShiseidoIbuki #Blessmybagibuki

Those are the 4 MANDATORY options to join the giveaway and some of the bonus actions.  Follow every mandatory instruction (the first 4) in the Rafflecopter widget to join this contest.  The prizes are a Makeover Session with me and 3 Shiseido Ibuki Goodies, the Moisturizer, Softening Concentrate, and the Purifying Cleanser.  To win these enter through the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom.  Thanks so much for joining and helping campaign to send me to Japan!  Please note that they will be selecting the winner based on frequent hashtag uses, number of comments, number of tweets, instagrams, regrams and retweets.  So please help me make some noise and fly to the land of the rising sun, plus I get to meet you and make you up (of course I will be incuding a partner hairstylist)!  Here’s the rafflecopter widget so come on get joining already!

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My UK Spring Beauty Giveaway! | Nationwide ‘Til May 31, 2013

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).

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LOVELY LOOT:

  • 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.… To full post & COMMENTS...

Shiseido Makeup Session by Bless My Bag! | Be 1 of 10 Readers There!

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.

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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

 

 

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Conclusive Post After 17 Days | Shiseido White Lucent Serum & Brightening Mask

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Shiseido White Lucent Challenge Day 1 & Shiseido Spring Makeup Giveaway!

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.

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1. SHISEIDO White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum – crushes melanin,

2. SHISEIDO White Lucent Brightening Mask – ejects melanin

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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.… To full post & COMMENTS...