In case you didn’t notice or hear about it, Bobbi Brown PH’s team have lovingly created the Bobbi Brown Gift of Glam Giveaway App via Facebook at this link here. The app is simple and well designed, just go to the link, make your wishlist, fill in your details and enter daily to check if you’ve won something (my friend, Shen, won something today), I didn’t win today, but I’ll sure be checking in tomorrow . It started yesterday (where was I, Alderaan? I must’ve been tired) and they’re accepting daily entries until December 16. Plus at the end of all that, there’s an even bigger prize for everyone who signed up.
Every signed in account is automatically listed for the raffle to win a final grand prize of Php10,000 worth of makeup separate from the daily prizes. Happy Holidays! Click here http://bbrwn.co/GiftofGlamPH to go to the Facebook app.
After around 2 hours of shooting and 8 hours of editing (I had to relearn Adobe Premiere to get exactly what I wanted) here it is, my Christmas Beauty Gift Guide featuring some items I’ve blogged about and some that I haven’t mentioned yet. I really wanted to fit in so much more, like smaller stocking-filler (cheaper) items but the video stretched to 15 minutes simply because I talk too much and haven’t got the hang of this yet, but thanks to some painstaking editing I think I did a pretty good job. By the way, I forgot to include the shampoos in this photo…who cares, lol (that’s how tired I am lol). These are photos, the video is at the bottom.
The selection is mid-range to high-end with a few bargains thrown in. Still contemplating on whether I should do the equivalent of a stocking-filler video (cute, cheap buys). Don’t judge me if I’m ugly on a freeze-frame…hahaha, (yewwww, shakes finger) anyone would be. I’ve personally always felt, in all honesty, that I am more “photogenic” and “real-agenic” (lol) than “telegenic”…but anyway the video isn’t about me, it’s about the stuff I’m presenting. I made it 15 minutes long since I rarely do videos anyway. Next time I’ll learn from these gurus amidst YouTube on how to fit everything in under 10 minutes and still sound sane . Enjoy my Christmas Beauty Gift Guide Video 2013 at this link or watch it embedded below . By the way this doesn’t have a giveaway, but yes I am thinking up a one-winner Christmas giveaway for you guys…hopefully I can fit it in before delivery becomes too difficult to manage .
Thank you to those who have made Happy Skin’s launch via Plains & Prints outlets a continuing success! If you haven’t heard about this fab homegrown makeup brand read my post from the launch here (with a review of their super cute pigmented lip crayons). We bloggers totally love the brand you love! We’ve got even more good news for you, Happy Skin Cosmetics will now be available in Beauty Bar outlets throughout the Metro starting this Saturday, November 9! And soon after, Ayala Cebu as well
It’s possibly going to be a pretty stormy weekend, but if the storm hasn’t hit Manila by Saturday and you haven’t tried Happy Skin cosmetics I highly suggest making a sneaky trip over to your nearest Beauty Bar outlet over the weekend, only if it’s super near you . Otherwise, if the storm actually hits please stay indoors once those Typhoon Signal alerts start going up! Be safe everyone! You can follow Happy Skin PH on Facebook here and check out my introduction and review of the brand Happy Skin over here.
Since the return of Make Up For Ever cosmetics lots of ladies like myself have been heaving huge sighs of relief. It’s just one of those pro ranges you trust can deliver, even their products without the blogger hype don’t fail to amaze. I was blessed with the opportunity to collaborate with them this season and among all their new releases one product stood out for me, their Rouge Artist Lipstick (Yes Lipstick, not Lipgloss parading as Lipstick) Palettes. It’s not everyday that ergonomic, purse-friendly simplicity just meets the need and blows me away and oh, FYI, don’t you dare throw out this brush.
I picked up the Rouge Artist item for review at MAKE UP FOR EVER’s first Pop-Up Store at SM Aura.
Now the palette itself is quite obviously steep in price at Php2650 but what blew me away (on top of 5 RA shades side by side) was the makeup brush for this petite kit. It’s a pro quality brush that you wouldn”t dare throw away, in fact, it’s the sort you’d want to separately sneak into your brush collection. The texture of the lipsticks in the one I chose are creamy, you might want to try sticking these in the refrigerator overnight before your very first use (keep the box on the kit when you do) just to firm them up a bit, especially if you live in a warm area. Don’t get the wrong impression, these aren’t melting, I just really rubbed the brush into the pans heavily so they look kinda messed up. These palettes are a dream to have on-set, you see all the shades with one look.
MUFE asked which one of their 8 colorways I’d like to try, I chose palette #4, four different depths of nude plus a wearable hot pink, and right now I’m eyeing the other palette, a collection of rich reds and corals. Now, what they’ve brilliantly done is teamed up shades of Rouge Artist lipsticks in 8 different combinations of 5 per palette.
Truth be spoken, who among us has completely finished a lipstick bullet in a month? I thought so, nearly none. We want shade options at our quick disposal but to own 5 lipsticks (unless you’re a makeup artist or beauty blogger) is actually a lot for many people out there. There also those who can be content with 5 who might also happen to be space savers. These pretty MUFE Rouge Artist palettes (Php2650) are practical, purse-friendly, and convenient to have with you especially when “days in” suddenly transform into “nights out.” Follow @makeupforeverphilippines on Instagram and on Facebook.com/makeupforeverph