When I was much, much younger I was still an only child and I often got lonely, but then again, later on, not all the time really. A year and a half into my life God blessed me with a cousin named Paolo Valenciano who’s now engaged to be married next February! <3.
The other night, under his fiancee Sam’s command, we usual suspects banded together to surprise him three days before his actual birthday because he’s set to leave for a show in Singapore. I just finished editing a behind the scenes video of what took place that night. You might see some familiar or medyo sikat faces…what I observed after making the video was how laid back and relaxed everyone was. That’s the Paolo vibe taking over, really, because needless to say my cousin is just one really cool dude who is loved by so many. God bless you, Pao, we labshu, enjoy your BIG day tomorrow! Everyone, enjoy this video and celebrate again with us
You’re looking at my new favorite 2-way powder foundation and this has been my secret weapon of choice recently for days in a rush. IN2IT’s Oil-Free 2-Way Powder Foundation has surpassed my previous fave (Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover) only because the shades are even more exact for me (Majolica’s were SUPER close) and they’re a notch up in terms of smoothness. I just, I just…can’t rave enough about this, plus the fact that it’s a drugstore brand.
This comes in 2 purchase options, Php500+ refills like these, without a mirror (or was it 495? Sorry) and more hygienic easy to use mirror compacts for Php700+. This is the shade, Harvest.I also bought the shade Honey because I could hardly tell the difference between them…it turns out Harvest has a slightly more intense yellow undertone and is a hint deeper.
What I love about 2-way powder foundations is their complete reliability if you’ve got no time to spare. In some cases, like with this one, you don’t even need concealer anymore (if you’ve got average face problems). I like using the sponge damp, I swipe it on generously and the product just adheres seamlessly onto skin. Skin looks even better with this once your face’s natural oils start to blend in throughout the day. I use this a lot for when I do blog posts and I’m way too lazy to fiddle with liquid foundation and concealer if I’m going to prep my face for reviewing eye and lip products. Read more to see how this 2-way powder foundation looks on me.
They’ve arrived! Beauty sample box subscriptions have arrived on Philippine shores and the first to arrive at my blog’s doorstep is the 4-piece offering of SaladBox. I actually received mine about 4-5 days ago, was just really busy over the weekend.
1.) Hot Shop Pour Femme – Happy/FULL SIZE- “Happy is a fragrance of joy, the essence of sunny, happy mornings.”
2.) NaturaCosmetics Gorgeous Argan Lip & Cheek Tint- “This dual-purpose wax-based stick gives an instant, lasting burst of color to your cheeks and lips. Perfect for girls on the go.”
3.) Camaru Naturals Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying Soap/FULL SIZE – “Known to effectively clear out skin impurities, this popular VEGAN bamboo charcoal soap also whitens and moisturizes skin.”
4.) BC Fragrance Pillow Mist in Relaxing Mint - “Infuse your pillow with this relaxing mint scent and feel refreshed as you head off to dreamland.”
Now many of you might be expecting these new local subscription boxes to hold lots of famous brands, they may not have a lot at first but they will eventually and I’m glad that a lot of them, in spite of the lack of popular demand, are partnering with lesser-known local and regional (Asia) brands that are bringing forward lots of high quality products many of which are organic or vegan. Once I’ve tried all these I’ll do a stand-alone review on the product here that impresses me the most.
“For PhP500.00 per month, a subscriber will receive a box filled with four or more beauty and lifestyle product samples. The SaladBox team greatly values the money their subscribers spend so these products will have a value of more than PhP700.00. SaladBox is currently in partnership with a lot of beauty and lifestyle brands, both local and international, up-and-coming and timeless classics.”
To subscribe go to the SaladBox Website here. Did you know that if you subscribe for a Saladbox and review any of the products you receive and submit your links/reviews to SaladBox you can earn SaladLeaves which are coupons you can use on the SaladBox site? Right now what’s made the strongest first impression on me from this lot that’s arrived is the look of that Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying soap. Bathtime will tell.
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My eyes are drooping as I write this, so I’d best get on with it…I know I owe you posts. I’m much too sleepy and useless right now to be able to submit a flowery report regarding my front row experience during Day 1 of Xfactor Philippines’ grand finals. Whether or not pictures are truly worth a thousand words they’ll have to do. I’m beat but I have one thought to squeeze out. Majority of safe cosmetic advice for older women is to avoid anything heavy or intense when it comes to makeup and hair. Pilita Corales on the other hand believes more is more. I can’t exactly pinpoint how she does it, but laying it on heavy doesn’t make her lose her joie de vivre. She’s like the coolest, made up gran ever. Red nails plus bling? It’s time to sing!
and the winner is…
… told you I was sleepy, but they did say if there was anyone in the Rock scene with the “Xfactor” it was this well-known dude. You’d better watch the grand finals tomorrow just to be sure, even I can’t can’t trust me right now.