Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Forbidden Fruit Trio

Oui! It’s not even November yet and my first holiday present just made its way to my doorstep!


side note: the boss in me loves seeing my name in bold & caps exactly like this *wink*

Some gifts are just not worth waiting for the holidays to be unwrapped. Agree?

This season, Happy Skin gives you lips that are ready to party. Take a bite of the juiciest lip colors!

Pucker up with a luscious red so you’re ready for that sizzling Mistletoe Kiss.
Swipe on a delicious nude that lips would love to say hello to Under The Sheets.
Tease him with a delectable berry that shows you can be both Naughty and Nice.

Ohhhhmmmmyyyywwwwwoooow. These slick and juicy Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippies are sweeping me off my feet by the minute! The names alone are making me flushed and giddy…can’t wait to show you what’s hiding under those caps! Ready??? :)

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Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

Shiseido’s Ultimune is the current buzzword in the #bblogger arena. Whether in Asia or in the US, it’s encouraging more and more consumers to make the big ultra light serum switch to Ultimune. When I was in Hong Kong just a couple of weeks back, these trucks were parked on the busiest pedestrian walkways asking the passers-by to take a short skin immunity test through their iPads. After taking the test, I got free Shiseido Ultimune samples plus yummy rose and grapefruit flavoured ice cream (yummmm!).


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Hold up — what is Shiseido Ultimune anyway?

The ultimate concentrate for enhancing skin’s inherent multi-defensive power against signs of aging, environmental factors and daily stress. Day by day, your skin becomes smoother and more resilient making wrinkles less noticeable and your complexion appears to glow with more radiance than ever. Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is for all women of all ages. It works with your skincare to boost the benefits of your regimen, no matter your concerns.

Shiseido’s exclusive Ultimune Complex helps boost defensive functions that have declined in Langerhans Cells, the cells that hold the key to promoting skin’s multi-defensive power. Now your skin can achieve its greatest beauty potential.

  • Immediately, skin feels full and supple, with a silky-smooth surface.
  • In one week, skin appears to glow more than ever.
  • In 4 weeks: firmness and resilience are improved, making wrinkles less visible.

Directions: Apply morning and night after cleansing and softening the face. When using other serums, apply Ultimune first to enhance the benefits of the following treatments.

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Sample Room VIP Membership Program v2.0

Just when we thought things are already great, Sample Room surprises us with an even better VIP Membership Program!

As Sample Room is turning two years old soon, things just keep getting better with new offerings and treats for Sample Room members.

This October, Sample Room launches a new-and-improved VIP membership system. Previously, Sample Room‘s VIP membership gives you 1,000 free points that can be used for two months to avail of premium samples, for just 699php. This October, Sample Room ups the amp to give its VIP members an absolute treat! For P 799.00, aside from the 1,000 free points, VIP members get a surprise goodie package every time they sign up for VIP membership.

How Sample Room VIP membership works
VIP Membership with Sample Room gives you the freedom to choose any sample you want, and to be able to avail our exclusive, limited premium samples. Get 1,000 free points reusable within two months for only P799.00, and get samples with a total value of more than P799 value every month by simply availing our sample selections!

With Sample Room‘s new and improved VIP membership, aside from having the freedom to grab all types of samples in our website, you get a surprise package, that is shipped to you for free every time when you sign up and renew for your VIP membership. Be surprised and delighted with our carefully curated package just because we want to give you the best sampling experience!

Aside from earning 1000 points that can be earned in 2 months, here are the other reasons why it’s sooo worth it to be a Sample Room VIP member:

  • You’ll receive an exclusive gift from Sample Room every time you renew your VIP membership (they promise that it’s worth it!)
  • You get to avail sample offers from premium brand partners (sometimes even a full-sized sample)
  • You get to try more samples (YAY!)
  • You get to receive earlier notifications of the fresh uploads
  • You get to be invited to join exclusive VIP events, parties, and workshops
  • You get to receive exclusive gifts from the Sample Room brand partners from time to time

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DKNY MYNY In MNL

Almost a decade ago, New York to me is the city where I was about to get married. Did I just say that out loud? :D I was madly head over heels my former flame when I actually decided to pack my bags and bid Manila adieu for good. While everyone’s dying to go to Upper Manhattan, Central Park, and Times Square, I couldn’t wait to get my pre-nup photos taken at my fave NY spots (SOHO included but I thought my then personality and my ex’s didn’t match the vibe heehee):


Little Italy, Lower Manhattan
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Bryant Park
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Grand Central Station
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Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty at Hudson Bay while riding the Staten Island Ferry
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You know how they say that things happen for a reason? I can go on and on telling you what happened next but let’s just say the wedding didn’t happen and well, I’m still single! :P What I know for sure is that when my heart got broken by that guy, someone’s there for me (every single time actually) the moment I decided that I need to get some sunlight:


Hellooooo Queen S <3

Fast forward to 2014, I love how my big fascination for NY has grown to be filled with more personal, fun, and very fasyon memories. DKNY, a big facet of the said city, recently signed British singer, songwriter and actress Rita Ora to be their muse, more specifically for their latest scent, MYNY. When I went through the MYNY behind the scenes video with Rita Ora, can I just say, this is my now NY story — sexy, spontaneous, energetic, and empowered by hardworking women!

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Grab Your Himalaya Herbals From Sample Room!

Happy Sunday everyone! Am I on a blog roll (with 4 entries for the day) or what??? :) :) :) I have heaps of beauty dibs for you but first — checkout this new brand introduced to us by Sample Room last September. There’s still a bunch of Himalaya Herbals samples as of this morning so make sure you grab some stat!


Love how there’s a cleanser for every #PhoebeProblem!

For the uninitiated, what’s interesting about Himalaya Herbals is apart from its international presence in 85 countries, it’s also:

  • Composed of 100% herbal actives
  • Free from harmful chemicals aka. SLS, SLES, parabens, pthalates, etc.
  • Dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, and clinically tested for effectiveness
  • Suitable for all genders and children
  • Does not test on animals (they get Lola and Junkie Poo’s vote!)
  • Reasonably priced with the most inexpensive product being only Php 25!

Check out some of the products locally available at leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide:

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash (15ml – Php 25, 50ml – Php 79, 100ml – Php 129) is a soap-free herbal face wash that helps prevent pimples by removing impurities, unclogging pores, while being extremely gentle on skin as it is formulated with 100% herbal actives and is free from skin harming chemicals like Paraben, SLS/ SLES .

Gentle Exfoliating Daily Face Wash (50ml – Php 74, 100ml – Php 199) is a soap-free, daily use exfoliating face wash that effectively cleanses your skin. Apricot granules gently scrub off dead skin cells, help stimulate fresh cell growth and prevent formation of blackheads. Neem and Lemon deep cleanse and remove excess oil while Aloe Vera soothes your skin and maintains its natural moisture balance, leaving your skin fresh, rejuvenated and glowing, day after day.

Nourishing Skin Cream (50ml – Php 99, 150ml – Php 199) is a light and non-greasy daily use cream for all day moisturising. A rare and exotic blend of Aloe Vera and Winter Cherry extracts, it protects your skin from pollution and dryness. While Aloe Vera’s hydrating and softening properties moisturise and nourish the skin by preventing trans-epidermal water loss, Winter Cherry’s antioxidant properties help protect and regenerate skin cells making it look young. So wherever you are and whatever you do, keep your skin moisturised, nourished and protected all day long! And by the way, NSC is the No. 1 Moisturising Skin Cream in Singapore and most suitable for South East Asian Skin.

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