There are some products I forget to make blog posts about, for whatever reason. One of which is my Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me lipstick. I'm pretty sure you've seen one of these moisturizing lippies in other blogs and have read reviews on them too. But before getting too excited, let me share with you a back story on why I haven't posted about it before.

I first received it as a gift from my friend Roma and then I misplaced it and thought I lost it. I mourned over it because I haven't even used it. I remember just swatching it for a little sneak peek on Instagram and then I just lost it. Fast forward a couple months after, my sister Justine got hooked on these lipsticks. (She owns just about all of the shades or maybe half.) I casually mentioned to her that I lost mine. Next thing I know, she gave me another tube of the same shade for Christmas! Hooray!


Whether torrid or tame, your lips will say it all! This Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie is sure to help you make that smackin' statement. This lip-loving moisture stick is loaded with Shea Butter and Collagen to get fans to line up for a taste of those supple, hydrated, and ultra-kissable lips. High-pigmented, and moisture-packed, this lippie glides on irresistibly smooth (without the stickiness!) and leaves behind a rich, creamy pout that's way tempting to kiss.

There's so much to love about this lippie but first thing that struck me was the packaging. It's a crayon type of lipstick similar to Clinique's Chubby Sticks. And all you have to do is twist the bottom, no need to sharpen (in case you're wondering). I have the shade My First Time which is a beautiful classic red lip color. It has a cool undertone which I actually prefer because it actually makes your teeth appear whiter. ;) It also has shea butter and collagen to keep the lips moisturized and plump!


Here is what it looks like:


I know it looks quite awful. It's because Robyn got a hold of it and thought it was a crayon and decided to use it and color our dining table with it. Huhu. :( And did I mention this all happened a day or so after I got it and have not even opened it? :( Sad realities. 

This is the swatch. Only 1 swipe:


What I LIKE:
  • cute, dainty just totally adorable packaging
  • one of the most moisturizing lipsticks I own
  • instant moisture after 1 swipe, ditch the lipbalm
  • non-sticky
  • delivers great color and pigment
  • color is definitely wearable and is perfect for just about any skintone.
  • lipstick and lipgloss in one as it leaves a subtle gloss/shine on the lips
  • You get a lot of product in 1 tube.
  • price is definitely worth it, P499.00.
What I DON'T LIKE:
  • not very long lasting, retouch is a must when you eat or drink.

Here's a shot of me wearing My First Time:




Overall, I love Shut Up & Kiss Me as it does what it claims and promises. If you want to use and carry just one lip product, Shut Up & Kiss Me is definiely the answer. You get the moisture from a lip balm, perfect color from a lipstick and gloss to top it all off! :)

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I have received Dr. Belo's latest product innovation on skin whitening called Belo Intensive Whitening (Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid) from Sample Room. This whitening product range boasts of a unique combination of today’s two most powerful whitening actives – Kojic Acid and Tranexamic Acid. I have seen the soap in the market but never really tried it out because I was still very strict with the products that I use on my body since I was breastfeeding. Well I STILL am breastfeeding until now, but since Robyn only nurses maybe 3-4x a day, I started opening up and wanting to try more products. Back to my regular adventurous self.


Dr. Vicki Belo has not earned the reputation of pioneering the best and the most sophisticated breakthrough products and treatments for skin health and long-lasting beauty for nothing. She has been in the industry long enough to establish that unquestioned and unsurpassed credibility that catapulted her to be the country’s premiere beauty expert and cosmetic doctor whom everyone looks up to for her authority and unbridled talent. She caters to the stars and the general public alike, both spheres enjoying parallel care and utmost importance in all her clinics. Her authority in beauty and health is so much so, that every Filipino now believes that “If it comes from Belo, it must be effective.”

Though I am just about to start roadtesting these products, I have already heard of the ingredients before as they are usually present in whitening products. Kojic Acid is an organic compound that effectively inhibits the production of tyrosinase and melanin giving skin a visibly lighter appearance. Tranexamic Acid, on the other hand, is a peptide proven to inhibit inflammation and melanin formation. It is ideal for stubborn dark spots that do not respond to other skin lightening ingredients.



Belo Intensive Whitening Bar (for the face and body), was first launched and it has already taken the country by storm, This product is 64% more effective than other products with Kojic Acid alone, as evidenced by clinical studies conducted.

The next two products that were recently introduced are Belo Intensive Whitening Body Cream  (lotion) and Belo Intensive Whitening Face & Neck Cream. Both products have SPF 30 for protection against UV rays, and are guaranteed hypoallergenic. 

Belo Intensive Whitening Bar retails at P59.75, the Body Cream at P199.75, and the Face & Neck Cream At P249.75. These are available at all leading supermarkets, department stores, and drugstores nationwide.

I'm looking forward to trying these products out. I don't exactly need whitening because I'm pretty happy with my skin tone but I would love to lighten dark spots and even out my skin tone. And I'm trusting these Belo Kojic products to work their magic on me.



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My very first Product Empties video. I have to admit it was a little difficult keeping all of my empty bottles, jars and containers, so I actually don't have some of the products I mentioned anymore as I have already thrown or recycled them. I've emptied out a lot of products before but these are some of the most recent ones. I hope that you like the video!



I have already made reviews on some of the products mentioned in the video. You can click the name to be directed to my posts. :)

Burt's Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser
Burt's Bees Garden Tomato Toner 
PreGroe 4 in 1 Shampoo
SkinWhite Whitening Body Wash
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
Heroine Make Quick Eyebrow
K-Palette 1 Day Lash Perm Mascara
Celeteque Hair and Scalp Clarifying Shampoo
Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Foaming Face Wash

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Maybelline New York is turning 100 this year! With a heritage rooted in the city of dreams, the number 1 and most loved color cosmetics brand started with a woman who wanted to change the world of beauty by starting a fire. Since then, may it be in makeup, innovation, or fashion, Maybelline New York has become a revolutionary brand for millions of women from all over the worldwho dare to be anything she wants to be. 

“For the past ten decades, Maybelline New York has empowered women to define beauty on their own terms—drawing inspiration from everywhere, and reimagining trends to create their own unique brand of beauty. Maybelline New York believes in the power of transformation, of becoming whoever you choose to be:a revolutionary, a siren, a goddess. We celebrate women who take a spark of potential and ignite it even brighter, becoming fearlessly and truly herself,” shares Maia Ang, Product Manager for Maybelline New York. “To celebrate 100 years of iconic beauty, we will be bringing in one of Maybelline’s most popular and well-loved mascaras by fanatics worldwide – the Great Lash mascara."


OMG!!!! Great Lash is back! You have no idea how excited I was when I saw some teasers of #Maybelline100. One of the first Maybelline items I have ever used was the Great Lash. I still remember it sitting on our counter; it was my mom's. And she told me that this was indeed her favorite mascara at that time. And fast forward to about 20 years, it's back!

Touted as the holy grail of mascaras with a global massive cult following, this award-winning classic became the world’s most iconic mascara for its long-lasting, waterproof formula makes lashes look healthier, fuller, and longer. “Coupled with the formula that is perfectly safe even for those with sensitive eyes, the secret behind the success of Great Lash is its lash-doubling brush applicator which separates each lash without clumps and globs,” shared Ang.

It was ten decades ago when Maybel Williams sparked a fire and changed the history of beauty as she attempted to enhance her very own lashes that were accidentally burnt. Her astonishing solution? A mixture of Vaseline with coal dust to make them look darker and fuller. Fueled by this inspiring act, Tom Williams, Maybel’s entrepreneurial brother, adapted the formula to what later became the very first Maybelline mascara called Lash-Brow-Iine. As Maybelline New York lit the sparks of visionary beauty and cosmetics in the 1970s, the mascara in an iconic pink tube with a green cap called Great Lash was born to life.


With its no-muss, no-fuss application, this beloved #1 mascara has lived up to its name to create stunning eye makeup looks. With the arrival of Great Lash, Filipinas can now fall in love and achieve fuller eyelashes without the hassle of eyelash extensions.  Here are some looks you can easily recreate with this revolutionary mascara:






Maybelline New York’s Great Lash Waterproof Mascara will be available in the Philippines for a limited time only for Php350, from April 2015 until September 2015, or until supplies last. But get this you can get a full tube for free at Sample Room! You definitely don't want to miss this run so head on over now!


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If you haven't read my blogpost on Shiseido's 2nd International Beauty Fair, it's right here. This vlog was taken during that event. See what happened during  Sample Room's special day at the International Beauty Fair.
Random Vlog: March 13, 2015
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I haven't always loved brow makeup. For the longest time, I always keep finding myself going back and forth not being totally contented with my brows. I was either unhappy with the shape of my brows, the products I'm using or the tools. So studying makeup artistry and becoming a professional makeup artist has taught me different techniques and eyebrow shapes that fit each facial shape. Moreover, becoming a beauty blogger has definitely helped me expand my knowledge on products too. I've used expensive and affordable brands and I have a handful of favorites.

So today, I want to show you my current eyebrow routine and I'm using just 2 products for this. Can you believe it? This has been my to-go-to brows on regular or ordinary days. Of course I still glam it up and pick it up a notch when I have special occasions and events to go to or if I'm doing makeup on my clients (obviously they'll want to look mighty fine that's why they hired a makeup artist).



My apologies for sounding strange. I had a cough and my voice was a little raspy in this video. :/ 

I am still sporting full, youthful looking brows because I think it fits me better. But I have been enjoying highlighting the browbone a little bit more. And like what I said, this is for an everyday look. Very simple, clean and polished.


Products Used:

Tool Used:
Suesh Spoolie


If you want to see the makeup tutorial of this look, click here. It's my All Matte Makeup Look. I hope that this helped you somehow. Did it? Did it? :) More videos in my Youtube channel so don't forget to subscribe there too. :)

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Summer has officially begun and that means smaller, shorter and thinner pieces of clothing. With that said, our skin is more exposed to the sun. As you know, we always have to take care of our skin but for the summer, I advise you take better care to enjoy grorgeous looking skin the whole year round.

Here are some of the things that I do that might help you this summer as well:

Upon waking up, I take a shower and I don't forget to cleanse my face and tone it. I have always believed that washing alone isn't enough. So I use SkinWhite Advanced Whitening Facial Toner as it removes stubborn dirt and excess oil. It also contains micro-exfoliating technology and Witch Hazel Extract to help banish acne and helps prevent dryness with its Vitanourish Formula.


When it's THIS hot, I usually don't wear a ton of makeup. I just put on tinted moisturizer, powder foundation or a face cream powder just like SkinWhite Power Whitening Face Cream Powder. I actually like this a lot because it uses a unique technology that magically transform the cream into a light, matte powder once it touches the skin. It's perfect because I always prefer a matte face since I have combination skin and this way, anything I put on will stick to my face better. I follow it with some concealing here and there, a light bronzer and some blush and of course, I groom my brows too. That's usually it. I don't even do eye makeup anymore. I just go for minimal makeup showing off my healthy skin. 


During the day, it's so important to keep hydrated. I know for a fact that during summer, people tend to sweat more easily and because of this, we loose water in our system. So I always bring a bottle of water wherever I go to replenish what I lost from sweating. As many of you have heard, drink at least 8-10 glasses a day.



Just like our system looses water, our skin also looses moisture because of the heat. You probably have noticed the change in your skin texture when the climate changed. Moreover, your skin color. I use SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Lotion because it's non-sticky, smells nice and it's actually multi-purposed. It contains a Vitanourish formula that’s spiked with vitamins B3, B5 and E to give the skin intense moisture. 




More than that, it also protects the skin from UV rays and further skin darkening with SPF20. Yes, it's got SPF! Cool, right? So you can actually use the SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Lotion during daytime before you head out and at night before going to bed.


Added plus? You'll notice lighter and healthier looking skin upon application.

 top- with lotion
bottom- without


To protect my eyes and also my face from the sun, I trust my handy sunglasses. They help filter light and they protect against the damaging rays of the sun. Also, they're pretty stylish too! Try to look for lenses that block 100 percent of UV rays.


If you want to somehow block the sun from hurting the rest of your body, bring an umbrella! I have this pretty old foldable umbrella that I bring in my car or my bag. I've held on to this for years because there was a study in the U.S. that black umbrellas actually perform better in blocking ultraviolet rays.



Lastly, exfoliate the skin. I exfoliate once to twice a week. And everytime I do, my skin feels amazingly soft. As we get older, our skin’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells slows down so we actually help our skin when we exfoliate. If you have acne prone skin, buffing the dead skin away will actually help unclog the pores. I also find that it helps serums, creams and lotions penetrate and adhere to the skin better.


So those are some of my tips on how to prepare your skin for summer and I do hope that these help you out. Check out SkinWhite products to score insta-white beautiful skin.

SkinWhite Advanced Whitening Soap
Skinwhite Power Whitening Face Cream Powder, P19 for 7g and SRP P69 for 20g
SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Lotion, P71 for 50ml, P123.25 for 75ml, P235 for 200ml.
SkinWhite Advanced Whitening Facial Cleanser 75ml, 135ml
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In celebration of Women's Month, Shiseido is holiding its 2nd Interantional Beauty Fair. If you want to see what happened last year, click here.



This year, Shiseido invited Ms. Naka Maeda, seasoned beauty consulttant from Osaka, Japan for its masterclass makeup and skin care workshop.


Shisieido's chief makeup artist, Carmel Villongo also shares her secrets in achieveing flawless, healthy and glowing skin that anyone can recreate to enhance our natural beauty. Just like last year, Shiseido is also giving personalized course certificates to all attendees.


I attended the International Beauty Fair's course for the SampleRoom group. During the workshop, Carmel also talked about their newest Spring Summer 2015 line and also shared her top favorites.



Ms. Naka Maeda demonstrated how to create a glowing look with smokey eyes on fellow blogger Rowena.



As you can see, it's very simple but radiant looking. Rowena looked even more youthful and beautiful.


I also checked out the makeup line of Shiseido. I have always loved how classy yet powerful their products are.


Since I was with blogger friends, I couldn't stop chitchatting with these ladies.

 with Kathsy, Gem and Say

I was also happy to have won a full makeover from Shiseido. Perfect because I was having dinner with my friends that night. :)


You can also get skincare analysis and consultation using their skin diagnostic tools like Skin Visiom and Skin Sensor. 


I chose the Glamorous look for my makeover.


You can also et a makeover that includes eyebrow reshaping and personalized makeup tutorial that touches on balancing techniques specific to your face proportions when you visit the International Fair.


 here with my makeup artist for the day, Joven

Here are some of the products that was used on me:




Pampering activities also await their guests. There's quick facial that relaxes, tones and lifts facial muscles!




Tada! Final look:



Thank you Shiseido, my MUA Joven and SampleRoom! :)


Here are the newest products of Shiseido for their Summer Collection 2015:






Of course, any event's not complete without photos with friends!

 with co-youtuber, Say

 the always wacky, Marge

 the hardworking yet still beautiful, Liz


 I also had to take a photo with Ms. Naka Maeda


 Here's Say's shot.


Thank you so much SampleRoom family for the invite! I always enjoy hanging out with my roomies! My vlog coming up soon!


 Group photo! :)

Here's what I got from the event:

 BOP Glow Revival Serum (P4998)
White Lucent All Day Brightener (P2750)
Glow Enhancing Primer (P1750)
Veiled Rouge in RD506 (P1350)


The 2015 International Beauty Fair will run in 3 malls this month:
SM Megamall Fashion Hall Activity Center on March 3-19
Podium Activity Center on March 23-28
SM Mall of Asia Atrium on March 29-31

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