Take A Splash with Make Up For Ever Aqua Collection

Make Up For Ever has amped up their waterproof game stronger this season and we can’t quite complain. In a country where everything smears and melts, we could truly use a little help from high performing products. 😉 Aqua Matic (Php 1350 each), their retractable waterproof glide-on eye shadow, has been available in the market for a while now but this season, they came up with raunchier colours perfect to add a little sparkle on our EOTDs. For office safe dailies, I think S60 Satiny Warm Brown is an absolute must have!

photo via @makeupforeversg

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All The Buzz at the Burt’s Bees Hive @ Estancia Mall

Please pardon the pun — I can’t help it! :) :) :) The new Burt’s Bees hive at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons is truly buzzing! Situated at the 2/F North Wing right beside Beauty Bar, I can tell that you won’t miss this sweet little corner.

a nice little reminder to get us by <3

It’s so nice to see strong, international brands anchoring their presence further in the Philippines. In my case, it’s a neat little excuse to enjoy my travel tales without the fear of excess baggage. 😉 My love affair for Burt’s Bees started really small and simple — just with these two jars and coincidentally, they’re also my first purchases from Beauty Bar in the 90s. #lolastory

Today, there are sooo many new favourites and classics to choose from! It’s so nice to see their best sellers in one corner — great for fans and brand neophites.

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Discover ORIGINS this August 2015!

Just when I got back from Singapore, I came to discover a pleasant surprise sitting on my desk. <3

Origins is another much loved brand our household’s come to fall for over the years. I remember saving up for Peace of Mind when I was in junior high and bringing my measly savings to Rustan’s Makati. Their nook across the then corner of Urban Decay (!!!) smelled soooo good and divine, so much like being at the spa! They went away rather unannounced and I’ve been getting my Peace of Mind fix (3 bottles in one go just to be sure!) abroad or online.

This June, the Estee Lauder Philippines team made a huge announcement saying “hey gurlllll Origins is going to be back in Manila this August 2015!”! In true spirit of lavish anticipation, Origins invited the beauty editors and usual #bblogger suspects to meet and greet the brand’s latest and bestest lines to date.

Energizing: GinZing
For hundreds of years, the mountains of China and forests of Ethiopia have brought the stimulating and revitalizing powers of Panax Ginseng and caffeine to the world. These potent ingredients are known to help strengthen and eliminate signs of fatigue for a refreshed and revitalized look. The GinZing collection features ginseng and caffeine to give tired skin a radiance-reviving pick-me-up creating the appearance of a full night’s sleep.

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Unboxing: Kiss Dry Goodbye! BDJ Box (May 2015)

Has it really been half a year since I last did this? *snicker* Unboxing subbies has always excited me because really, life is more fun with surprises! Last month’s BDJ Box offering is something I’d usually shy from since I don’t really have dry skin but mannnnnn this lakas maka-forever summer has been burning my hair and skin like silly! Add the crazy travel schedule I’m doing pa et viola! Recipe for dry skin disaster. :(

I like this box’s contents because of the value and the variety. Some players I’ve tried, some are absolutely new to me. Do you see YAYs on your books below?

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Preview x Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippies

There are 2 hard bounds in town that’s on everyone’s lips (pun intended).

It has the same content but comes in two snazzy covers, in nude (Too Cool) and maroon. I was gifted by Happy Skin the maroon “book” aptly called Hot Stuff.

Hot Stuff and Too Cool are the season collab offerings of two local powerhouses: Preview Magazine and Happy Skin. These “books” house the limited edition Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippies that were just released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the former, recognizing the Preview girl in all of us.

Cult-favorite makeup brand Happy Skin has an all-new pout product, and the finish is totally distinct from its current lineup of best-selling lippies! In a first, the skin-caring makeup brand collaborates with a print glossy in the creation of a beauty goodie that fans have been clamoring for since Happy Skin set up shop nearly two years ago: the Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippie.

Because of its rich, velvety texture and striking pigment, the matte lippie is often viewed as the trendier counterpart of the lustrous lippie. When Pauline Juan, editor-in- chief of the Philippines’ style bible review, thought of the magazine’s first-ever lipstick collaboration to celebrate its 20 th anniversary this June, she knew that she wanted to work with Happy Skin’s best-selling lippies—and she definitely had her heart set on creating one in an edgier matte formula.

The packaging nut in me’s all over these handy books — they’re perfect fittings to my fresh shelves concealing trinkets and whatnot. The illustrations are too shala while the gold trims just brought house down with its sliver of luxury.

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