In case you didn’t catch my last MAKE UP FOR EVER techniques workshop which was unfortunately scheduled shortly after the Yolanda calamity you may want to join the one this Saturday at SM Aura’s MUFE pop-up store, December 14…there’ll be two time slots, 1-2 and 3-4pm. I’ll be teaching professionally done daytime to party looks using the MUFE Midnight Glow collection. You can text or call to reserve here 09156571647 if you really want to attend (workshop fee Php2500 with redeemable purchase). I’ll be featuring MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new 2013 Holiday Collection beautifully entitled “Midnight Glow”. You can reserve just in case but you can also wait to win 1 of 2 FREE slots I’m giving away in this post!
FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE WORKSHOP SLOT all you have to do is leave a comment below this post sharing why a workshop like this excites you and what you hope to learn from it in max of 3 sentences, INCLUDE YOUR Email & PREFERRED TIME SLOT (1-2 or 3-4) in the comment. I will randomly pick 2 from the comment thread and announce the winners this Friday :).
I won’t be doing the avant garde look in the poster but a simpler wearable day to party night look inspired by that. That Midnight Glow palette by the way is a complete knockout win. The workshop isn’t free (it’s Php2500 with redeemable purchase as well in exchange) but I’m now raffling off 2 slots here for my workshop and it’s simpler than the last time to join. To ensure your slot in case you don’t end up winning the free slots this Friday just reserve here 09156571647 and prepare Php2500 for the workshop and a redeemable purchase. Okay, get those comments rolling, ladies!! Two free slots up for grabs!
Come one, come all to my Benefit Cosmetics Holiday 2013 Workshop at Shangrila Mall, Edsa on December 5, Thursday! We’ll be accepting 2 batches of you eager beauty beavers from 1-2pm and 3-4pm based on reservations via Benefit’s FB page (message). I’ll be doing DAY to NIGHT looks using Benefit Cosmetics’ current holiday sets and other awesome products. This workshop does not require a purchase you just need to reserve a slot for this workshop via messaging Benefit Cosmetics Philippines’ FB page here (beside the LIKE button there’s a MESSAGE button). Send them an FB message requesting to reserve for my workshop (indicate whether 1 pm or 3pm) and provide your complete contact details It’s FREE! Tis’ after all the season to be jolly, and of course, to look good while being jolly! Remember this is a FREE workshop you just have to reserve because there are limited slots! You can also reserve thru me if you like and I will forward to them. Reserve your slot now here via Benefit Cosmetics’ PH Facebook page.
It’s no surprise that everyone’s been blasting this white hot topic, yes, INGLOT cosmetics is now in Manila! First, I’d like to thank the INGLOT team for the trust and my fellow beauty blogger Martha Sta. Barbara aka The Beauty Junkee who is now also INGLOT’s Brand PR Consultant(you go, Girl!). Thanks for the opportunity to feature these wonderful products! INGLOT is a premium Polish cosmetic brand that exploded in popularity globally thanks to their professional formulas, mid-range pricing, their customizable palette system and hundreds of smooth colors to choose from. Their first flagship store launched in Glorietta 5, Makati yesterday. I’ll get this out quickly, the first thing that I wasn’t quite aware of about INGLOT cosmetics was how affordable the individual pans of product are, and actually even the empty palettes (considering the quality) super good value. That’s the first thing I wanted to mention because when you walk by an INGLOT store you get the impression that most of the products in there must be pretty expensive, well guess what, not all things are as they seem, however the system palettes themselves that hold the pans are the ones that are a bit pricier here than in the US (there system palettes are under Php1000, over here between Php1200-1400). I’ll tell you right now, the pan products themselves though are still more affordable than I first perceived, perhaps this Christmas it would be best to put a system palette that you can fill up on your wishlist.
To properly showcase how we bloggers felt when we arrived at the INGLOT boutique and were requested to choose what we liked check out this photo of Project Vanity’s Liz Lanuzo and My Lucid Intervals’ lovely Donnarence, LOL. In that moment I could completely and totally relate, where do we begin???? That and with Martha’s announcement that there was an Instagram contest with major freebies attached half of us nearly lost all orientation on what to do first LOL…I did my best not to :).
Currently eyeshadow pans are rolling out for a maximum price of Php375 each, (not bad given the quality and size) and blush pans for about Php700 each. By the way, 95% of the products are manufactured in INGLOT’s very own factory in Poland (where you’re strictly required to cap your hair and suit up if you want to visit). So no need to presume that they’re affordable because they’re manufactured somewhere else, they’re not, they’re nearly all homegrown. I brought home a sizeable chunk of loot yesterday and am still pretty chuffed with the fact that I won the Instagram contest during the launch but before that let’s talk about the palette they initially gave us, the Freedom EB (5s) palette.
These were the shades I chose prior to winning the larger 10 slot palette. I didn’t go for “wearable neutrals” simply because I have so many neutral shades already. To tame my excitement and get organized in selecting at the launch I went for a theme after writing down a short list of shades. I decided to go for Peacock/bird of paradise colors, so this originally had gold instead of 450 a cranberry red, but hey, since it’s Christmas…I decided to go flip one for the season. By the way the palettes don’t come with numbers on them, I just numbered them with photo editing in case you were curious to know what shades I picked and also see the following combinations of palettes I made from my winnings.
Apart from taking home my complimentary smaller Freedom EB palette as a blogger for which I chose 3 eyeshadow shades and 1 blush I also brought home my contest prize which was the 10-slot Freedom palette and it was pre-filled as a bonus! Read more to check out all the different ways I shuffled up the shades and made different palette combinations, you’ll be able to sort of tell I ended up being like a kid with 2 new “Lego” sets. If you want to have even more fun you can play the “I’ve got my own brand” game and give your palettes cool names, just like I did after the jump. Click “more” to continue reading and check out the combinations I put together.
I was way, way excited to be invited for the first time to the LUSH Christmas 2013 product launch. If any of you have read my LUSH cosmetics posts from last year, you’ll know that these UK vegan handmade cosmetics (mainly bath and body) are most enticing around the Holiday season. To really get the most out of their stuff though you’ve got to have a tub, a well-loved inflatable kiddie pool (these excite kids, seriously), or try to gatecrash someone else’s 5-star hotel visit just to use their tub. Their playful fragrant creations never cease to put smiles on people’s faces. With shapes that are delightfully and colorfully crude rather than overtly refined, many LUSH products capture that multi-colored childlike wonder which tends to float in and about during Christmas.
What’s nice about this year is they’ve brought back the Christmas releases from last year in addition to the added new Holiday items. Some of the new ballistics include Lord of Misrule (Green) Php275, Secret Santa Php395 (pink and orange house), Bombardino Php195 (not in photo), Shoot for the Stars Php245 (blue)…and example of an old one I like that’s back is Golden Wonder Php275 (yellow gift box). Not included in photos is the CELEBRATE Body Cream Php995 which is a new release locally and limited edition for Christmas, it was originally only sold in Japan, if you like the scent of Golden Wonder ballistic the Celebrate Body Cream has the same scent.
Retail Manager for Hong Kong, Japan and the rest of Asia, Annabelle Baker, shares the story of the new Secret Santa ballistic (bath bomb) which breaks into 3 pieces (2 parts of the house and a Santa) so you can have 3 baths using it. It was created by a LUSH Colleague as a present for his/her Secret Santa and is a replica of the very first LUSH store. LUSH thought it was so clever they decided to include it in their Holiday Collection. It smells of sandalwood and lime.
There were so many lovely activities set up for us, even a hand massage corner where we could have massages on both hands! Read more to see what else we did and see some more products.
You know what it’s about!
Tip: I actually like the Watson’s Primrose massage oil our masahista uses on me…I forgot to mention that one. Mineral oil free? Not sure, maybe not, but the tender scent is just so relaxing.