If you have been following me on my social media and even here on my blog, you probably already know that we have finally moved to our new home. It has been bittersweet leaving our own place but I'm looking forward to making new memories here.


Random Vlog: June 11, 2015


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I was so happy when I received this Baby Bee gift package. See I am a user of Burt's Bees myself and after attending an event and learning more of the behind the scenes, I got to admire Burt as an entrepreneur.

Anyways, we have finished all of the products sent to us and so I thought I'll share a mini review on the products you can buy for your little one.


Baby Bee® Shampoo & Wash - Fragrance Free P750.00

Give your little babe the clean without the fragrance with this non-irritating cleanser. Made with Aloe and Oat Flour, this tear-free, creamy formula is clinically proven to be gentle enough for everyday use. It’s the natural wash that gives both you and your baby some welcome bathtime relief.
  • Tear-free and fragrance-free
  • Cleans hair and skin
  • Plant-based, natural cleansing complex featuring Aloe, Oat Flour and Soy Proteins
  • No phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS
  • Pediatrician-tested and hypoallergenic

First is Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash. We used this for a long time because you only need a small amount and then I just dilute it in water. I like that Robyn didn't get any allergies when she used this. It's  99.9% natural so I was never scared that this may cause any problems especially on her face. It's also tear free so no problem getting it on the eyes of your child. I also found that with this shampoo, Robyn's hair didn't get dry. (She's using a new shampoo now and unfortunately it's drying her hair and making it coarse so I'm going to shift to a new one.) The only thing I didn't like about this is the scent. It's fragrance free so the oat flour ingredient is the active scent. I personally didn't like it because I prefer Robyn smelling like good just like a baby. ;) Luckily, they have other variants that are scented.

Baby Bee Buttermilk Soap P395.00

Rub-a-dub-dub, French-milled soap and baby in the tub. Make your little love's skin even softer with the silky smoothness of this artisanal soap bar. Made with a lush Buttermilk infusion, it cleanses your baby's skin just the way nature intended. 
  • French-milled soap
  • Softens and smoothes skin with Buttermilk
  • No phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS
  • Pediatrician-tested and hypoallergenic
  • Safe, effective and natural

Next is Baby Bee Buttermilk Soap. This one is my favorite and is definitely a keeper! This smells sooo good and yummy so it leaves Robyn smelling perfect, I can just eat her. Haha! Best part is it's moisturizing enough that it's fine if I forget to put lotion on Robyn. With other soaps, putting moisturizer has become essential because she tends to get dry patches (she got it from me, I'm like that too.) but with thie Buttermilk Soap, it already hydrates her skin and gives the moisture it needs. 

Baby Bee® Nourishing Lotion - Fragrance Free P750.00

Keep your baby’s skin smooth and soft with this gentle hypoallergenic, fragrance-free formula. Enriched with Aloe and Shea Butter, our Baby Bee ® Fragrance Free Lotion is safe for even the most sensitive, baby-soft skin.
  • Fragrance-free
  • Pediatrician-tested
  • Hypoallergenic
Lastly, the Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion. This is probably the thickest lotions I have used on Robyn. If you want moisture, this IS moisture. ;) I feel like this is such an intense lotion that this will definitely benefit those with really dry skin or even eczema. Also because it's pretty thick, I make sure to rub it on my hands well to distribute it before applying it on Robyn's skin. I just put more on her dry patches. Again, the only thing is that this is fragrance free. But since I use the buttermilk soap that smells amazing, it's okay.

Overall, this is a great set that for your baby or even as a gift! Best part? If you have a newborn and can't get out of the house, you can already order online! Their online store is https://www.burtsbees.com.ph but if you prefer checking the products out first, you can visit their new store at Estancia Mall or visit Beauty Bar stores.

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Celestine Gonzaga, better known as Toni Gonzaga recently wed her long time boyfriend Paul Soriano last June 12, 2015. I believe their wedding was aired on TV but I personally didn't catch it. But I saw hundreds of photos online. And she looked breath taking. I saw their wedding photos and she glowed. This was indeed the most important day of her life.


Of course being a makeup artist and a beauty blogger, My eyes first laid eyes on her makeup.  Krist Bansuelo did a wonderful job on Toni's makeup. Her look was simple, clean and no-fuss yet very elegant. She had subtle smokey eyes, beautiful glowing skin and pink-berry lips. Would you believe Krist used the famous Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner and HyperCurlVolum' Express mascara? It is indeed a #mustcara!


So here I am today sharing with you how I recreated Toni's bridal look. I editted a little here and there to match my face and eye shape better.


For my face, I wanted glowy cheeks but semi-matte all around. I chose a pink cheek color for that blushing bride effect and kept everything clean to highlight my eyes more.


  
For the eyes, I did a smokey eye using browns and caramel colors. Unlike Toni's, I decided to blend out the contour a little bit more just because it looks better on my eye shape. Add a little gel liner to define the eyes more and of course, swipe Maybelline HyperCurlVolum' Express to give my lashes length and volume that looks natural yet gives impact to the eyes. It keeps my curl up and doesn't smudge the entire day too!




Lastly for my lips, I chose a pinkish-purple shade. I find that thise color is so romantic and feminine and is the perfect shade for this look. Come to think of it, it's a similar shade of lipstick I wore on my very own wedding day. :)


What do you guys think? Researching for a makeup look on your special day? Why not give this look a try and don't forget to try Maybelline HyperCurlVolum' Express mascara that gives you stunning lashes and amps up the look.



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Hi friends, here's a little throwback on one of the last videos I've done in our old place. This was my Mother's Day celebration look. If you remember from a previous vlog I've done. :)


I kept the look very minimal, just a little color on the cheeks and some mascara. I wanted to do a Get Ready With Me and I hope you enjoy it. 





Products Used:
Shiseido White Lucent All Day Brightener
H2O+ Shine Neutralizing Gel
Collection Cosmetics Bright & Glow BB Cream #1
Maybelline Pure Mineral Concealera
Flawless Sheer Powder
Maybelline White Super Fresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder in Nude Beige
K Palette Lasting 2Way Pencil in 103
K Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara in 102
Krave Ultra Bright HD Concealer in Struffoli
Loreal False Lash Miss Manga
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster
Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Blush in Fresh Berry
Estee Lauder Lipstick in Pinkberry
Kiss Beauty Lipgloss #7


Tools Used:
Charm concealer Brush
Charm Flat Top Brush
Virginia Olsen Sculpting Brush
Charm Vegan Blush Brush

Hair:
Goody Start Comb


And since it was Mother's Day, I can't help but post this cute photo of me and Robyn. She's such a kikay and she loves makeup just like mom. Everyone keeps saying she'll grow up to be an ever better makeup artist than I am. Haha! :)


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Ohemgee I didn't realize I haven't posted this vlog here. Oops sorry about that. It has just been crazy busy lately because of our move. Plus our friggin internet still hasn't been installed. So my apologies for the delayed posts. I try my best to upload as much as I can when I'm out and I have access to the net though. ;)


Random Vlog: May 1, 2015


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They say the eyes are the windows to our soul. That's something I definitely agree with. Don't you? Having beautifully curled and volumized lashes always create a lasting impression. And believe me, eye contact is always important in just about any situation. 


First thing I look at in a person is their eyes. Have you experienced talking to a person and that person isn't looking at your eyes? Hard to concentrate, right? Now imagine having eye to eye contact with your crush and knowing that you have gorgeous lashes. This will definitely make you more confident than ever!



So what is the perfect smize? According to Tyra Banks, it's expressing emotions with your eyes. So try to do it in front of the mirror and practice.


Then eventually try to do it on your crush or even your friends. Don't forget to swipe some Maybelline HypercurlVolum' Express mascara to give your lashes the loving they deserve!


Here's me with my beautiful peepers and my perfect smize! :D



Get better length, volume and overall appeal with HyperCurl! Don't take my word for it, try it yourself!




Get stunning lashes at just Php199 with HyperCurlVolum’ Express Mascara. For more information about Maybelline, please visit www.facebook.com/MaybellinePhilippines.


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How do you choose what's the best mascara for you? In other words, what's your #mustcara? There are so many different kinds, it can get pretty confusing.

But let me tell you what I look for, then maybe this can help and guide you in choosing your #mustcara.


As you can see, I have very sparse and short lashes- typical Asian eyelashes. In this photo, I even curled my lashes to make it appear more; but no avail.

So definitely no. 1 in my priority is length just to make my lashes look like they're actually there. Having slightly hooded eyelids make this my top priority because when my lashes are bare, it looks like I'm "all eyelids, no lashes".

Next is volume. I love the look of thick and full lashes. Hence wearing falsies for special occasions. But let's face it, you won't wear falsies every single day. They're not the most practical thing in the world. Plus needing to carry eyelash glue everywhere in case of emergency.

Third is keeping the curl. This is pretty important to me as I have stick straight lashes. In fact, they actually point downwards if I don't curl them. Again, this is very typical for Asian lashes. I've tried a thousand different mascaras and some of the best ones I've tried unfortunately weigh down my thin lashes.

Lastly, easy to remove. I do like wearing waterproof mascaras because I have oily lids plus I sweat easily. So waterproof makeup is pretty much my bestfriend. However, I don't want to tug on my eyes all the time just to remove my eye makeup. Plus, this may even cause premature wrinkles.

So with those factors in mind, I decided to battle 2 mascaras today. 1 is Maybelline HyperCurlVolum' Express and the other is a mascara I've used a couple of times. Let's just call it Brand X.

In this eye, I will be using HyperCurl:


For my other eye, Brand X:


After 2 coats of mascara, here is the result. You can probably tell that HyperCurl looks very natural as compared to Brand X. Brand X has shown its volume.


I now add another coat of mascara and here, you can see that HyperCurl already ha length and volume. But Brand X is starting to look clumpy and spidery.


Here is a closer look of my eye with HyperCurl:


Here is a closer look of my eye with Brand X:


Side by side you can tell that both mascaras gave me really good volume and length. However HyperCurl looks cleaner and more natural as compared to Brand X.


In this shot you can see the roots of the lashes. I always start applying mascara from the roots going up. You can see that Brand X started clumping even right in the roots and I look like I have spider  lashes. (Not a good look in my opinion.) HyperCurl definitely looks cleaner.


Even after putting more than 2 coats of mascara, it still looks very natural. In my experience and experiment, you can definitely build coats of mascara and it won't smudge and clump.

I've tried both these mascaras in several and different occasions and they all keep my curl up! No smudging, no budging! So in that department, it's a tie.



Now for the last experiment, I'm going to remove my mascara and see which one wins this round.

I'm using an oil based eye makeup remover and I start on the HyperCurl side.


With 1 cotton pad and a few drops of eye makeup remover, it's totally gone and I'm makeup free!



I'll do the same on the other side.


With the same amount of eye makeup remover, there's still mascara left and it has smudged on to the  lower part of my eye. It's a pain to remove. :(


After 2 cotton pads, here's the result. I can still see a little bit of mascara left.


Obviously, Maybelline HypercurlVolum' Express wins in this round.
Overall, both of the mascaras I've used in the experiment worked wonders in terms of giving me length and volume. However, after applying more than 2 coats of mascara, Brand X started to clump and give me spidery looking lashes, while HyperCurl kept my lashes looking beautiful and natural. It's a perfect choice for everyday and even night outs. Both of the mascara held my lashes up and kept them curled without any smudging. But HyperCurl was SO much easier to remove at the end of the day compared to Brand X which was such a hassle.


So without a doubt, I conclude Maybelline HyperCurlVolum' Express to be the winner and my #mustcara! Best of all, it's so affordable! Starting July 1, there will be a price reduction so you can enjoy great quality mascara at a low price! (It's now P199 at Watsons stores.) For more information, don't forget to like their Facebook page

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