Babyliss CompactYou Styling Iron (Mini) | With ProStyle Fuwarie Styling Mist

Ok, a round of applause for my first heat styling tool for hair ever at a time when I’ve had the… least…amount…of hair…ever, in my grownup life.  So, why now?  I’m planning to grow out my hair once the monsoon months roll in mid-year, yes a time when people don’t visit or see each other.   I saw just the exact thing I needed months back when one of my hairstylist partners, Tricia, was using what was simply a mini flat iron on a more mature client with curly cropped hair. It wasn’t this same one, but something like it.  Both she and EddieMar, my other hairstylist partner (who has only done Leighton Meester, Zac Efron, and Ian Somerhalder when they were here) highly recommended purchasing Babyliss heat styling tools from Landmark.  I was also recently sent Pro Style Fuwarie Straight styling mist, a product used on hair for heat styling.

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This is such a bargain, to begin with it has the dual function of curling and straightening. The length of this mini Babyliss styling iron is about 6.5-7 inches, I don’t have huge hands. What’s great about this is apart from the size it’s voltage ready for either 110 or … Read the rest

The Balm “Hot Mama” Blush | Almost like NARS Orgasm

I recently remembered this because “YouTuber” Emily Noel of Beauty Broadcast recently raved about all the different sorts of blush done by The Balm.  I agree with her totally about the textures of the pressed powder products by The Balm (available at Beauty Bar) even their eyeshadows totally rock, they’re velvety but not too crumbly.  I always held back on buying the world famous NARS Orgasm blush simply because of the name, call me a frumpy female if you like, it’s not that I hate it, but I’m sort of sensitive about names, even with cosmetics… because whatever you put on yourself, you irrevocably identify with whether you admit to or not, you don’t have to agree with me but that’s what I strongly believe.  I actually own a Rock &Republic blush in the shade Foreplay but I feel different now bout stuff I buy.  What made NARS Orgasm such a success what how flattering it was on different ethnicities and it wasn’t overtly pink.  I’ll probably end up buying NARS Orgasm when I get married LOL but for now I’ve got a great dupe, not spot on, less intense for about half the price, and it’s locally available :)  Meet … Read the rest

My Current Haircare Crew | Argan Haircare By Delon & Finesse Clean+Simple

So I’ve run out of whatever haircare I’ve mentioned in the past and have moved on to new stuff, and they’re all locally available and all under Php200 each.    What you’re looking at is not Moroccan Oil haircare.  To END the confusion Moroccan Oil (brand name) is the top selling A-list brand of Argan oil infused beauty products.  This Argan oil infused hair pair is by Delon, a cruelty-free Canadian brand manufactured in Canada.  You can’t go wrong with something manufactured in Canada, that was the birthplace of MAC Cosmetics and you know how high 1st world Canadian standards are.  I know the amber + aquamarine colorway of these ring a bell, yes they contain Argan oil but not by Moroccan Oil.  This rich duo of bargain haircare  impressed me for the price at S&R Pricemart grocery.  The scent of these products is great for upcoming summertime as well, it’s a bright and fresh but not annoyingly zesty Mandarin orange sort of scent with a bit of honey…I think, that’s what comes to mind, anyway.  I can’t confirm if the notes are true orange notes, but they’re certainly citrus.

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Key Ingredients: SHAMPOO – Argan Oil & Shea Butter, CONDITIONER –

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Wowed by L’Oreal Telescopic “Shocking Extensions” (US) Mascara | aka “False Lash Telescopic” (UK)

I tweeted yesterday requesting a moment of silence because I believed in having found my “current” holy grail mascara.  Mom and I have gone through an honest handful of classic L’Oreal Telescopic (Orig) mascaras in the past because they were take home gifts by the same aunt who found this version for me.  This is a fantastic version of an old favorite which is still doing well today because the Telescopic range is a great balanced formula for length and intensity. I do remember using those up and 1 close friend at work borrowed mine because it was so good. I don’t understand why L’Oreal locally doesn’t bring in the Telescopic mascara range. They’d fly off shelves super quickly.

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In the US this one is called L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions. I was all over it once I found out via Temptalia.com that it was what a makeup artist used on Hollywood new “IT” girl, Jessica Chastain, for her subtle but beautiful look at the Golden Globes this year. I believe she’s got probably a few added individual falsies on the outer corner but otherwise, falsies or not, it’s obvious in this photo that she’s using a fantastic mascara.

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My Valentine Makeover Giveaway! | Nationwide Until Feb.10, 2013

Hey, Beauties!  I’d preferably put up a Valentine Giveaway on the 1st of February to mark the month of love, but since there’s a major wedding the following week and I’m a bridesmaid I just really had to get this up sooner.  This, Ladies, gets the gussy going starting with skincare at least a night or two before VDay which also explains why I’m making the draw on February 10.  No sulking allowed even if you haven’t got a fella, bring on the pamper and polish because you’ve got to look your best!

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The winner gets to take home ALL these prizes. It’s a fine mix of skincare, makeup, and haircare this time with brands like Laneige, Lush, Nivea, Benefit Cosmetics, K-Palette and more!  I’m so happy that I’m able to share these prizes with you just before Valentine’s Day!  In order to facilitate this giveaway I’ll be using an embedded Rafflecopter widget like the last time to make it fair for everyone.  Click read more to get to the list and close-up photos of these prizes and enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this blog post :).… Read the rest

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