Can't believe I forgot to post this here on the blog but I hope you got to see it before on my Youtube channel. That's why if you're not yet subscribed to my channel, go and subscribe to get notified of my videos right away!
So here is my 1st Quarter Favorites for 2016! I gotta say though, this bunch is worth the wait. :)
Thyroid disorders affect millions of Filipinos, yet very few are aware of them. One in 11 Filipino adults has goiter, and around one in 12 Filipino adults suffers from some form of thyroid disease. It is estimated that eight out of every 1000 children worldwide are affected by thyroid disease.
This issue is particularly very close to my heart. My husband's family has a line of thyroid problems so that means my daughter may also have it.
Awareness should never be overlooked because it could save someone’s life and help so many other people in the process. The International Thyroid Awareness Week (ITAW) is the perfect opportunity to learn more about how the thyroid gland and the thyroid disorders that affect one’s metabolism.
Not a lot of people know how
important the thyroid is when it comes to growth and development. The thyroid
is a small butterfly-shaped organ in the neck, and produces thyroid hormone. If
something is wrong with the thyroid, it can result to hormonal imbalances that
if undiagnosed and left untreated, can have a harmful effect on brain
development, growth, puberty and well-being. The ITAW’s objective is to help
mothers and pregnant women spot the signs and symptoms early so they can be
cured treated and children can then live normal and healthy lives afterwards.
The theme of the week-long event is known as “Catching Butterflies: Spotting the Symptoms of Thyroid Disorders in Children.” The main objective of this event is to raise awareness of thyroid disorders in children and in pregnant women. Apart from having a lecture, there will also be a screening and a checkup for those with the symptoms of thyroid disorder, as well as consultation and compliance in treatment.
The “Catching Butterflies” event will cover more than just health awareness; there are tons of events that will make it enjoyable. Going with the theme of pretty butterflies to represent the thyroid gland,there will be exciting prizes, butterfly clay art, caricature, cookies, dance numbers, mascots, and so much more.
The culminating event for the 2016 International Thyroid Awareness Week will be held at the Fisher Mall Event Center on May 28, 2016, Saturday. I encourage you to go to learn more about thyroid issues and what you can do about it. Do spread the word to your family and friends and let us educate ourselves about this issue.
When I remember when my makeup journey started, I never forget my eyelash obsession stage. My eyelashes have always been this way, fine (just like my hair), sparse and short. Not to mention, stick straight. So I used to get my lashes permed every few months and spent a lot on mascaras and falsies.
Nowadays, I'm really more simple in my everyday makeup. I ain't got time perming my lashes or using expensive mascaras. So I was excited to find out about Lash EM that lengthens not only lashes but also thickens brows.
Lash EM is a luxury range of lash and brow products that have been launched recently and is making waves amongst beauty loving Filipinas. The formulation of all its products are composed of expert hair technology and a mixture of nature-derived products that aim to fortify the frowth and beauyty of hairs in the lashes and brows.
Sympeptide lengthens, thickens and strengthens the hair, plant-derived ingredients block off free radical damage on hairs, natural flower distillate makes the lashes appear more lush, and Lash EM's patented technology, QuSome, seals ingredients together so the skin's nutrient absorption is improved, causing optimal results.
In just 4-6 weeks, see your lashes reach new heights and your brows get thicker than ever.
I received All Eyes On You and the Colour Strokes Brow Tint and Lift. But today, I wanted to talk about All Eye On You Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum.
the star product that lengthens lashes and thickens brows
contains amino acids to condition hair strands as well
P3,599.75 / 3ml
It infuses the hair with essential nutrients, antioxidants and peptides for care and nourishment. I put it to the test and used it for 3 weeks straight. So let me show you my journey.
Started with this. As you can see my lashes are short, thin and really fine.
12 DAYS AFTER:
I noticed that my lashes were still thin, but there was slight lengthening. And when I wear mascara, that's when it's more obvious.
20 DAYS AFTER:
I noticed that my lashes got stronger and a bit thicker. But the most evident result is that my lashes got longer.
3 WEEKS AFTER:
I used it on both my top and bottom lashes.
Flirty and long lashes! :D
so easy to use
no stinging sensation
packaging is luxuriuous
brush is very precise
I can wear makeup over it.
great results even just after 3 weeks of use! Definitely lengthen my lashes.
I DON'T LIKE:
price is quite steep
not for lazy people (it's not instant results)
The application is quite simple. Prep your lashes and brows with All Eye On You Eyelash and Brow Enhancing Serum then proceed with your usual eye makeup routine.
When I don't use eye makeup that day, I just put the serum and voila, done!
Here's my 3 week journey so far. I'm very impressed. It's so easy to use, no pain whatsoever and it works! I know that the price may be scary, but trust me, there's nothing better than wearing your own natural lashes, only better! ;)
I do highly recommend this to those like me who really aren't satisfied with their lashes and are looking for quick and easy alternative to getting flirty and lusciously long lashes!
Hi, I'm Char and I want to be a Sample Room Beauty Insiderbecause I believe that each and every one of us has the right to feel beautiful. Being a blogger and content creator has helped me reach out to more and more people, helping them realize that they are indeed, beautiful.
Being part of Sample Room has given me opportunities to test more products that I can recommend to my followers and to reach out to a bigger audience as well. It has been an amazing journey with Sample Room and to continue this wonderful relationship would be such a blessing!
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I recently organized my makeup drawer because I'm planning to do a makeup organization video, then I realized that I haven't posted about the Maybelline Lip Gradiation lippies yet. I've been using different lipsticks nowadays that it gets hard to track which ones I've already talked about. Yes, that's how much new lippies I'm working on right now. Don't worry I'll post them all soon.
When I saw Gigi Hadid's photo in the box that was sent to me, my eyes immediately went straight to her lips. What is this sorcery? It was so vibrant!
I was sent 3 shades, Mauve, Pink and Fuchsia. All of them are in a pen/crayon type of packaging. One side is the lipstick and the other is a sponge tip applicator. I was excited to get these shades because I felt that they were all very wearable. And I could see myself actually rocking these shades!
This is the sponge applicator side that you can use to smudge the lip color for that gradiation effect.
Here are the swatches:
Upon application, it feels very soft, almost like velvet. It has a demi-matte finish when applied then eventually sets matte. The "rise of the matte lippies", as I would like to call it, has taken over my lip drawer and this line is definitely one of my to-go-to on an everyday basis.
soft, velvety feel
not too drying
affordable at P399
gives you several options of wearing it.
I DON'T LIKE:
not as long wearing as I hope it would be
The sponge tip applicator comes in handy when you want that KPop inspired look or gradiation effect to look young. You can ever mix different colors for a colored gradiation effect. Although I personally prefer just wearing it alone and wearing it normal.
The Maybelline Lip Gradiation lipstick sets comfortable on the lips too. As for longevity, I wish it was more long lasting, although I must admit it stays on longer than most lipsticks. However, after eating, retouch is still necessary.
I have been using a lot of different products lately and I'm glad that more and more brands are stepping out of their comfort zones. I admit that I'm not as adventurous now as I was before but lo and behold, I still discover really fantastic finds every now and then!
One of which is Belo Intensive Whitening BB Cream. I actually got this from Sample Room. They say that this product truly gives the complete benefit of intensive whitening and sun protection and that it delivers instant flawless no makeup look as your skin whitens over time.
When I first received it, I wasn't that excited. It took me awhile before actually using it because I guess you already know, I'm not a big fan of BB creams. But I really wanted to try this out because of it has SPF50 PA+++. And here in the Philippines, the sun is always out and it's been so hot that higher SPF is definitely a must.
The shade that I got is Medium to Deep, and let me tell you I was actually really scared it won't work on my skin tone because I usually use Light-Medium shades. Upon application, I got pretty scared but when it blended, it seem to have blended well.
It has tone correcting properties that evens out skin tone and conceals skin imperfections like scars, fine lines and even wrinkles. It also has the power of Kojic Acid and Tranexamic Acid that improves skin clarity, whitens complexion and reduces appearance of stubborn dark spots, over time.
I listed this as one of my favorites this 1st quarter because I just couldn't find anything that I don't like about it. I liked it that much that I even recommended it to my sister who was having such a hard time finding a foundation that suits her.
It gives me light coverage but it does really well in evening out my skin tone and even covering the redness around my face. It's light weight too so it's really comfortable on the skin.
I personally still prefer wearing a primer underneath or setting it with powder just to remove any possible greasy feeling (not that it has) and to keep my oiliness at bay. It has a slight dewy finish so keep that in mind if you don't finish it with some powder. Also, because it's light coverage, I still have to conceal my undereyes as well.
It is only P350 for a tube and it will last a long time given that a small amount is good enough to coverage the entire face. I feel like this is a great everyday BB cream when you don't want to think about what you're going to use or when you want a "grab and go" product. :) I highly recommend for you to try it out yourself and let me know if it worked amazing on you just like myself.