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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yllume: Brighten Skin Naturally, Effectively, and Safely

We have always been told to eat our tomatoes because it is very rich in Lycopene, which is very good for the health. Little did we know that beneath these red, juicy fruits lie Carotenoids, a mega supplement for the skin that can brighten and stall the signs of aging-that's what Yllume is all about!

Yllume, one of UK's leading premium dermaceutical range has just arrived in the Philippines!

Yllume is an overall brightening range for the skin--no, make that from face to foot because aside from the topical products, Yllume includes a Skin Supplement that brightens from within to give you the most even glow.

Her name is Momay Hossand, founder of Yllume. Momay's exceptional reaction to severe acne had led her to a life- long passion of researching for the best and cutting- edge skin care technologies in the realm of skin brightening and eventually, after decades of research with the top laboratories in Japan, UK, and Germany, she had founded Yllume.

What is Yllume made of? What can you expect from this range? Be one of the firsts to know after the jump!

Etude House Color Lips-Fit Review + Swatches

Here's a review on Etude House Color Lips Fit.

Price: P498.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in all Etude House stores


Don't get me wrong, I love lipstick to death, but sometimes, I hate them because they feel a little heavy on the lips, especially matte lipstick. I recently discovered Etude House's  Color Lips-Fit lipsticks that claim to be weightless and "fits your lips". A matte lipstick that feels as light as air? I would love to have that!


Color Lips-Fit features a revolutionary airy fit texture that saturates your lips with color, but sans the weight of traditional lipstick. The unique combination of light silicone oil and powder makes the color sink into the lips for an unbelievable weightless feel.

Unfortunately, the ingredients list is not printed on the box and the tubes. The good thing though is the transparent tube gives you an idea of what the color truly is and it's pretty accurate!

More about this "airy matte lipstick" and the swatches when you click READ MORE!

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Hair Color at Status Hair Premier Salon's New Makati Branch

I feel that I'm not at my best lately or maybe it's just all in my head because it's that time of the month and you know when that comes, your hormones go cray cray. I hate feeling low so to change my perspective, I decided to refresh my hair color-it's been 5 months or so since I had my hair dyed. Honestly, I've been craving for a getaway, but I figured that a new hair color is one quick and easy change that I can afford at the moment.

Last week, I finally got a shot at a new hair color and my salon of choice was the newly- opened Status Hair Premier Salon in Makati. Status Salon is a local salon chain and at present, they have 8 branches and this new one in Legazpi Village is their first ever branch in Makati. A new salon means a new discovery and adventure!

Status Hair Premiere Salon boasts of its contemporary-minimalist setting accentuated with warm interior tones to give you a truly relaxing makeover.

Their hair color brand of choice for Permanent Hair dyeing is Nouvelle, this European professional hair care brand. They also use Schwarzkopf for their Organic and Semi-Permanent dyeing services. My hair dresser for the day, Edwin (who's also one of the senior stylists in this branch), decided to give me 7/3 from the Golden Brown selection.

To quote Obama: "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time." So I just sat patiently and waited for my new look to unfold.

 Click READ MORE to see my new hair color! :D

The Latest From Anny, Make Up Factory, and BeYu

Time for another beauty announcement!

I once had a crash course in Flamenco dance and I noticed that all of theFlamenco dancers only had one signature makeup look: dramatic lashes and full red lips. It's so simple, but irresistibly sexy that I adopted it in my makeup routine-now that's the history of my signature daily look. :)

Make Up Factory, inspired by the Spanish Flamenco dance, releases a mascara collection called Lash Temptation, a set of three mascaras that deliver sleek length, dramatic volume, and tempting fullness, all designed to give you the sexiest and most alluring gaze.

Lash Temptation variants are as follows:

SPECTACULAR CURVES BLACK- delivers astounding length, sexy curves, and flawless separation with its waisted elastic brush that goes smoothly with every stroke of your hand. The wand combines various bristle lengths to reach every lash, taking it to new heights, while the three comb- like rows of bristles separate each lash for a styled look.

LASH MAXIMIZER BLACK- gives maximum fullness for an intense, youthful gaze. The wand has bristles with nub tips that deliver the mascara to the lashes effortlessly and a tapered tip to apply mascara on the corner lashes. Claims to last for ten hours.

DREAM EYES BLACK- creates dreamy, voluminous, separated lashes for that doll- like allure. The cone- shaped wand elongates long lashes even further and builds up volume naturally.

EXPLOSION BLACK- imparts dramatic, curvy volume. The innovative wand stores the mascara in between the bristles for an even mascara distribution.

Lash Explosion mascara retails at P1,280.00 each. Visit MAKE UP FACTORY PHILIPPINES for more information about these products.

The latest from Be-Yu and Anny after the cut!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mary Kay At Play Baked Eye Trio in Ocean View and On The Horizon Review + Swatches

Here's a review on Mary Kay At Play Baked Eye Trio in On The Horizon and Ocean View.

Price: P499.00/each
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available through a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant


When we hear the word "Baked Eyeshadows", we intangibly feel how light, buttery, and nice they are-and we also imagine how pricey it is. Baked eyeshadows are great because they're pressed in such a way that the pigments are 'unharmed' so they will be able to deliver better color payoff, but truly, I say, they could be so pricey. Thankfully, here's Mary Kay that has released the At Play Baked Eye Trios so you can experience the wonders of Baked Eyeshadows at an acceptable cost.


At Play Baked Eye Trio, according to Mary Kay, is a collection of crease- resistant, smooth, lightweight, and high impact eyeshadows that you can mix and match according to your mood and the occasion. Targeted to teens, At Play features playful colors in fun packaging.


At Play Baked Eye Trio features skin- caring ingredients such as Safflower, Camellia Leaf, and Ginseng extract that will help soothe the gentle skin on the eyelids.

There are four pre-selected colors in this collection: Ocean View (left), On The Horizon (Right), Tuxedo (Black, silver, and gray), and Earth Bound (Green, Brown, and Bronze). Packaging is quite bulky, but I like how sturdy they are.

Swatches after the break!

Friday, September 12, 2014

FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Western BB Creams vs. Korean BB Creams Vs. Japanese BB Creams

I got this question from the comment section of one of my blog posts and I thought it's a very interesting topic for today's Fan Mail Fridays. Initially, one of my readers asked the difference between Japanese and Korean BB Creams, but I am adding Western BB Creams in the bunch to make this post a lil' more extensive.
Just sharing: This question made me recall how my boyfriend would always tell me that he couldn't see the difference between three, four, five or more varying hues of red lipstick. Just like my bf's red lipstick dilemma, it's hard to tell the difference between all BB Creams (or any makeup for that matter) if you're not a makeup geek-it may be even trivial for some, but it's equally important to know them so you'd be able to make the most out of your purchase. 

In terms of aesthetic and skin care effects, all BB Creams, whether they're Asian or Western, will pretty much do the same thing to your skin, but the differences lie within the overall quality and performance of each brand/product. I will tell you the general differences and unique characteristics of the featured BB Creams after the cut.

K-Palette 1 Day Magic Fiber Mascara Review

Here's a review on K-Palette 1 Day Magic Fiber Mascara.

Price: P895.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Beauty Bar stores


There's volumized lashes, full lashes, long lashes, but methinks K-Palette's 1 Day Magic Fiber Mascara is setting a new lash type for everyone: Dense lashes. 

Lemme explain: volumizing is thickening your individual lashes, full lashes is like each strand has an equal amount of volume and length, and lengthening is obviously, making 'em longer. But dense-ifying (I just invented that word right now) it? Oh, just the sound of it-it's like doubling your lash strands or even tripling them! At least this is my experience with this newest mascara from K-Palette!


K-Palette 1 Day Magic Fiber Mascara promises to give you fluffy, super thick lashes with its unique dry, soft cotton fibers. It comes in one shade only, black.


Wanna see what Dense lashes looks like? Click READ MORE now and find out!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

August Favorites

I'm off to get a new hair color today-it's high time for that because I'm now sporting ombre hair, but the bad kind haha! Before that, I'll share with you my most favorite products after the jump! :)

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