Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Videos with Judy of ItsJudyTime

I had the best weekend with Judy, Benji, and the rest of their family last January 21-23! Check out these videos to see what we did together:


Philippine Drugstore Haul with Judy

Get Your Freak On Tag with Judy!

IJT Meet and Greet/Shopping with Judy

Touring Judy and Benji All Over Chinatown!

In-depth post about spending time with Judy and Benji soon!

Neutrogena Fine Fairness BB Cream Bloggers Lunch


Blogging for Neutrogena Philippines has always been a pleasure to me. Nothing has amazed me more than their Hydroboost line which they launched last year. This year, I’m very happy to be part of another launching of another wonderful product, this time, from the Fine Fairness line!

Czar of Ogilvy contacted me and told me all about another lunch with the bloggers about the new launch. I accepted when I learned what it was…

Being a YouTube makeup guru as well as a beauty blogger, I’ve been getting requests of making BB Cream reviews. I couldn’t work on it right away because I’ve never ever been a fan of BB Creams. The only one I tried was from Maybelline—and I did not like it very much. (I’m not being biased, maybe I should give it another try!) Anyway, so when Czar told me this would be about launching the BB Cream for the Fine Fairness line, I told her I’d be there.

I was thinking, maybe this would be the BB Cream that would be worth a review in my blog and in my YouTube channel.


Now available at Watsons for only PHP 575.00 (priced at 20% from JAN 26 to FEB 22) 

Regular price is PHP 720.00. I’d get myself a bottle if I were you! Discounts are always nice.

With the people from the Neutrogena Team and fellow bloggers!


It was an intimate lunch together with the other bloggers. It was so nice to see them again after a year (since the Hydroboost launch) I’ll be blogging separately about the food we had—it was perfect! Everyone got to try out the BB Cream from the Fine Fairness line thanks to Neutrogena! Look how pretty the packaging is!


Look who I sat with! It’s Donna from MyLucidIntervals! This girl is such a sweetheart. It was amazing how we “connected” I’m really happy to finally be able to talk to her! We had 4 hours of chatting after the event, too! See how amazing it is to meet people with the same passion as yours. Her skin was absolutely flawless. She looked amazing!


With Nikka Arcilla from the Neutrogena Team


I’m sure everyone knows this girl! It’s Helga Weber! It was soooo nice to see her again in person! Would you look at how gorgeous her hair color is? It was really flattering too when she told me she needs to stop reading my beauty blog because she always ends up spending for makeup!!! Ahhh soooo flattering. This is THE Helga Weber we’re talking about, you know. I first met her during the Neutrogena Dinner at Momo Café last year. I didn’t want to talk to her because I was really intimidated by her! She has the most amazing blog and I love her Instagram too! It was fun chatting with her about the NAPBAS event! She met one of my favorite bloggers Xia Xue!!! Lucky!


With the beautiful Julia! I swear she has the most perfect skin ever! But I did overhear that she tends to be allergic to scented products. We didn’t get to chat that much but I remember her from the Johnsons and Johnsons event! Hers was the question Judy Ann Santos read! I remember!!!


With the Neutrogena team! Nico (center) was seated on the same table as Donna and myself. We had so much fun chatting! We talked about Youtube, blogging, and even working out! This man is a BodyRocker too! How cool is that?


With Phoebe Ann! I didn’t get to talk to her that much but she was really nice! I first met her during the Myra E event! My first event ever!


Argie! One of the nicest bloggers I’ve ever met!


With Kira! Her dress looked amazing on her!


Cuteness overload!!! I’d never had the guts to dye my hair pink. This woman is my hairspiration!


Stay tuned for a more in-depth post about the Neutrogena Fine Fairness BB Cream! I have a special announcement to make in the few days as well! I’m sure you’ll love it.


Argie of http://herroyalbleakness.blogspot.com/

Helga of http://blog.ditz-revolution.net/

Julia of http://blessmybag.com

Donna of http://mylucidintervals.blogspot.com/

Kira of http://www.kira-ramirez.com/

Phoebe of http://www.phoebeann.me/

Easy Smokey Using Miners Cosmetics Makeup Masterclass

Hi everyone!

I’m back with another easy as 1-2-3 smoky eye look using one of the best palettes for beginners. The classic smoky eye look is probably one of the most important looks that women should know how to do on their own; this look can instantly ‘sexify’ any woman during night events and glamorous parties! Thanks to Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione’s Miners Cosmetics Make Up Masterclass “Smokey Eyes”, you can achieve the classic look without having a difficult time!

The compact makeup book contains 4 basic eye shadows, a sponge+brush tip applicator, a black eye pencil, and a mascara. Below the mirror you will see step by step instructions on how to achieve the smoky look easily!

Continue reading and watch the video to learn more about this. Enjoy!

Love, Say


Products used on this tutorial:

  1. Make Up Masterclass Smokey Eyes from Miners Cosmetics- order from https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
  2. Miners Cosmetics Matte Factor Lip Paint in Hot Pink- order from https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
  3. James Cooper Cream Foundation 02- PHP 550.00 James Cooper counter, Watsons
  4. Revlon PhotoReady Powder- order from https://www.facebook.com/revlonforless
  5. Etude House Easy Brow Pencil- PHP 128.00 from Etude House
  6. ELF Lash Curler
  7. NYX Cosmetics Mosaic Powder in Plummy
  8. Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush- $16.00 order from http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=161058
  9. ELF Powder Brush- PHP 299.00 Elf counters
  10. Marionnaud N37 Pointed E/S Brush
  11. Live Beautiful Angled Brush- *not sold in SM Stores anymore*
  12. Unbranded eye shadow brushes


  1. Do your usual face routine
  2. Prime lids (I used L’Oreal Base Magique)
  3. Take Moonlight and apply all over the lids including the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes
  4. Take Twilight and apply on the lids up to the crease area
  5. Take Granite and apply on the outer V. Sweep outward for a dramatic effect. I used a pointed E/S brush for this (Marionnaud N37)
  6. Blend harsh edges away
  7. Take Eclipse and using an angled brush, sweep this along the lash lines (upper and lower) to create definition on the eyes
  8. Take the black eye pencil and intensify the black by lining your lash line again
  9. Curl your lashes and apply mascara
  10. Add color on the cheeks by sweeping a good amount of blush
  11. Add a matte pink lip color


And there you have it! A very easy tutorial on how to achieve a smoky eye look!

Get your own Miners Cosmetics Makeup Masterclass Smokey Eyes Makeup Book from Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione now!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione

Watch the video in my beauty channel!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Get Ready with Me!

Hi everyone!

This tag video has been going around for quite some time now in the beauty community in YouTube, and last Saturday I decided to do mine! It’s called a “Get Ready With Me!” video wherein you show yourself get ready from your makeup, hair and outfit of the day! I attended a Marketing seminar and had 4 hours to get ready since I woke up really early—hence, found time to film everything. I did skip the part where I curled my hair since I didn’t want the video to drag on too long. But not to worry, I have a separate hair tutorial for that. I used new products in this look that I did—and I can say about 90% are local brands! Good news for Pinays, isn’t it?

I hope you enjoy watching! I’ll be listing all the products I used down below. If you have further questions, just leave comments!

Love, Say


James Cooper Cream Foundation 02
Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush -from Sigma Beauty
Revlon PhotoReady Powder -from https://www.facebook.com/revlonforless
NYX Mosaic Powder in Plummy (from Judy of ItsJudyTime)
Fanny Serrano 2-Way Cake in Rajah -PHP 399.00 SM Dept. Store/Watsons/Robinsons
Etude House Easy Brow Pencil in Dark Brown- PHP 128.00 Etude House
NYX Nude on Nude Natural Look Kit from Judy of ItsJudyTime
Marionnaud N37 Pointed E/S Brush- Marionnaud stalls, SM Dept. Store/Watsons
Nichido Minerals Precise Liner- PHP 150.00 Robinsons Department Store/SM Department Store/Watsons
Ever Bilena Advance Glitter Eyeshadow in Luscious Pink-PHP 100.00 (40% off till end of January) Robinsons Department Store/SM Department Store/Watsons
Ever Bilena Mousse Eyeshadow in OPAL- PHP 125.00 (40% off till end of January) Robinsons Department Store/SM Department Store/Watsons
In2It Lash Define Mascara- PHP 329.75 Robinsons Department Store/SM Department Store/Watsons
In2It Gel Eyeliner in Black and Claret- PHP 499.75 (LIMITED OFFER!) Robinsons Department Store/SM Department Store/Watsons
Miners Cosmetics Lip Paint in Deep Red- from
FX Blow Out Blow Dry Cream Heat Protectant- PHP 299.00, Watsons Mall of Asia
FX Curl Booster- PHP 299.00, Watsons Mall of Asia
Babyliss iPRO 200 Sol Gel Titanium Iron (not shown in video)
Joy Fashion Teasing Comb- PHP 139.00 Robinsons Department Store
ELF Studio Powder Blush- PHP 249.75 Robinsons Department Store
Sheer Black Top- from Black Noir, SM Department Store PHP 699.75
Dooney and Bourke Bag

Watch the video!

Friday, January 27, 2012

ItsJudyTime Meet and Greet in Manila 2012


Hi everyone!

You know, I knew how awesome January 2012 would be for me because Benji & Judy got in touch with me last year and told me how they wanted me to co-host their 2012 Meet & Greet in Manila. It was honestly the best news ever. I’ve met Judy and Benji last February of 2011 and it was just beyond amazing. If you’ve watched this video and this video, you’ll know the fan girl that I was and still am!

We reserved the venue a few days before the event, and I was so glad that it worked out. I arrived at Red Mango at 6 to meet up with Benji to talk about the venue and stuff like that. Some of Judy’s relatives were already outside waiting and I got to chat with them for a short while.

More and more people came as the scheduled time drew closer and it was really great to see Judy walk in the venue! There’s no doubt that she looked stunning! She always does!

By about 7:30, Red Mango started to  get jam packed with all of Judy’s fans! It was such a happy place to be! Everyone was just laughing and getting to know each other. Of course, everyone was in the ItsJudysLife vlog for that day!


Judy gave everyone NYX Cosmetics goody bags! We all had the best time answering the questions of that Q&A giveaway!


Look how many people came to see Judy! The area was literally packed with people. Tita Nini and Judy’s cousins are right there!


Almost everyone bought their men to take photos for them! Thanks to all the supportive boyfriends, husbands, and brothers!


I wasn’t able to join this photo—if everyone joined in, we definitely wouldn’t fit in the frame. Look at all the smiling faces.


This is definitely a sweet photo! It was supposed to be a family shot, but Judy called me over! How touching! They are all Judy’s cousins—I love how big their family is. Everyone was just sooooo nice.


With Judy, Achi Char, and Benji


Look who I finally met! Teena Arches of AngKikayKo—who looked totally gorg that night! Oh yeah and she’s really funny in person too!


Here are some photos from my viewers/readers—I didn’t really expect people to take photos with me, but these darlings did! I still don’t have the copies of the others, so if we took a photo together, please post it on my Facebook Page! I’d love to grab them since I wasn’t able to take shots in my own cam!

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I had the privilege to have dinner with Judy, Benji and the family after the Meet and Greet! We had dinner at Xin Wang Hong Kong Café.


I was trying to not be a fan girl—but I totally loved chatting with Judy and Benji during dinner! It was so much fun!


The photo that Judy took on Benji’s phone:



Judy’s cousins were all super nice! I felt so welcomed!


Before I left after the dinner, I made sure I got a photo with Tita Nini! She’s just sooooo adorable!


It was really a great day. I had to leave to get ready for the next two days that I spent with Judy, Benji, and their family!

What we did?

Stay tuned for the next blog post…

Love, Say

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Turquoise and Purple Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial


Hi everyone!

It’s 4:14 in the morning and I’m still up writing this blog entry for the new makeup tutorial I filmed yesterday. I really had fun playing with new color combinations and discovered cheap eye shadow shades with really great color pay-off! I regret not having taken any good photos from this look since the sun was already setting just as I was wrapping the shoot up; it really interfered with the camcorder settings. However, I was able to take photos via Instagram—my favorite iPhone app ever—and I believe it compensates for the lack of photos! Nevertheless, I worked really hard on this look! As always, all the links that you need and all the products that I used will be provided in this blog post as well as the information box in my YouTube channel. Scroll down for the blog tutorial and find the embedded video tutorial at the end of this post.

Love, Say

  1. Start off by applying foundation, conceal imperfections as well. I used my James Cooper Cream Foundation 02 (this foundation already doubles up as concealer) together with my Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush
  2. Set foundation in with a finishing veil/matte powder. I used Krave Minerale’s Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator and used it as a Finishing Veil
  3. Do your brows. I used Etude House’s Easy Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
  4. Take a shimmering white E/S and apply this on the inner corners of the eyes as well as the brow bone area. I used Sleek Makeup’s Innocence E/S from the Bad Girl Palette
  5. Take a matte brown eyeshadow and run this along your crease area, create a shadow and use the windshield wiper motion; leave the inner part of the lid untouched. Blend any harsh edges away. I used the matte brown eye shadow from my ELF Makeup Clutch
  6. Taking a purple eye shadow, apply this right on the outer corners of the eyes, build the color up, and then blend away thoroughly, making sure not to leave any harsh edge. I used Sleek Makeup’s Rebel E/S from the Bad Girl Palette
  7. Whatever’s left on the brush, shade your lower lash line
  8. Take a black eye shadow, and darken your crease area. I used Sleek Makeup’s Noir E/S from the Bad Girl Palette together with Marionnaud’s N37 Pointed E/S brush.
  9. Blend, blend, blend
  10. Take a turquoise eye shadow and dab it on the center lids, this will give the look a pop of color. I used the turquoise E/S from the ELF Makeup Clutch
  11. Take a liner and line your lash line, tightline, and line your inner rims. I used Nichido’s Mineral Kohl Pencil in Onyx
  12. Use a smudge-brush to smudge out the edges for a more subtler effect
  13. Curl your lashes and apply mascara
  14. Apply false lashes
  15. Contour for a slimmer looking face. I used Mememe’s Shimmer Stack in Bronze
  16. Apply blush. I used Krave Mineral’s Blush in Pink Muffin
  17. Apply a coral-y red lip color. I used Mememe’s Long Wear Satin Lip Cream in Chara (Tuscan Red)

And there you have it! The Turquoise and Purple Smoky Eye Makeup Look.

List of products used and where to get them:

  1. James Cooper Cream Foundation 02 (Watsons; SM City Manila)
  2. Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush (order here)
  3. Krave Minerale’s Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator (*out of stock but will be back soon! Order here)
  4. Etude House’s Easy Brow Pencil in Dark Brown (Etude House branches)
  5. ELF Eye Primer (PHP249.75 Elf Counters)
  6. Sleek Makeup’s Innocence E/S from the Bad Girl Palette (order from Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione)
  7. Matte Brown E/S from ELF Makeup Clutch (available at ELF counters 899.00)
  8. Sleek Makeup’s Rebel E/S from the Bad Girl Palette (order from Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione)
  9. Sleek Makeup’s Noir E/S from the Bad Girl Palette (order from Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione)
  10. Turquoise E/S from the ELF Makeup Clutch (available at ELF counters 899.00)
  11. Nichido’s Mineral Kohl Pencil in Onyx (Nichido counters, SM Department Stores, Watsons)
  12. Mememe’s Shimmer Stack in Bronze (order from Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione)
  13. Krave Mineral’s Blush in Pink Muffin (order here)
    Mememe’s Long Wear Satin Lip Cream in Chara (Tuscan Red) (order from Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione)

Watch the video here!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review & Demo: James Cooper Cream Foundation+Krave Minerale Oil Eliminator

Hi everyone!

This new video that I filmed yesterday is all about my favorite foundation+finishing powder combination. I did a James Cooper Cream Foundation Review and Demo before, and it never hurts to do a much better and improved version, right? I just had the urge to share this beautiful combination that I swear by everyday. Believe me when I say this stays on my face all day long with minimal and even no retouching sometimes!

I love how my makeupless face looked like in this video. I’ve been getting a lot of sleep the past days and I think Krave Minerale’s skincare products are helping too!!! It’s amazing. *I know that sounded like a plug or something, but I won’t really rave about  products that don’t work for me! I am seriously and honestly loving them.*

I hope you enjoy the video embedded at the end of this post, give the products I used a try, and tell me about it!

Love, Say

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I’ve never loved any other foundation the way I’m loving the James Cooper Cream Foundation. I have normal-dry skin, so cream-based foundations work best for me! I don’t oil up throughout the day nor need retouching with the help of Krave Minerale’s Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator! Ahhh…my holy grail. I honestly swear by this combination.

Go through this list to learn more about the products and why I love them:


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  • I am in the shade of CF-02 (yellow undertone)
  • cream-based (great for people with normal-dry and combination skin type)
  • affordable quality at PHP 550.00 at James Cooper counters  (available in Watsons)
  • compact and lightweight; can easily fit a makeup bag
  • no weird scent
  • gives the most flawless finish ever
  • doubles up as a concealer
  • lasts me 5 months (depending on frequency of use)

*If you have oily skin, using the James Cooper Cream Foundation might cause you to get oily throughout the day. What you need is:


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  • acts as a primer AND a finishing veil
  • translucent powder that blends with skin tone
  • doesn’t leave a white cast on the face like other translucent powders
  • no weird smell
  • mattifies the face instantly
  • makes the makeup last ALL DAY LONG *I’m not even kidding!
  • Controls oil production
  • comes with a powder puff
  • affordable at PHP 280 from Krave Minerale
  • non-acnegenic (you won’t get acne from using this!)
  • hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores!)
  • specifically formulated to virtually erase the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles & large pores when applied
  • has PEARL POWDER that aids in healing, skin brightening, anti-wrinkling, and sun protection

  • has SODIUM HYALURONATE, the world’s powerful skin hydrator, which brings balance to your complexion & keeps your make up application fresh all day long

I don’t believe I’ve raved enough about this product. It is seriously one of the bests I’ve ever used in my whole life. I rarely use powder to set my makeup these days because I always reach for my Krave Minerale Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator and use it as a finishing veil. I am seriously and madly in love with this. New stocks are coming in, so don’t worry if it’s out of stock at the moment! You HAVE to get yourself one of this. It will change your life, I tell you.

And of course, the best brush I’ve ever owned (next to Marionnaud’s N32 Blush Brush)

SIGMA F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush (Order here!)

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I did a review on this baby and there is no doubt how beautiful it does its job.

  • sturdy handle and ferrule
  • super dense synthetic brushes making it perfect to pick up creamy products
  • can be used for foundation, blush, contour powder, highlight application
  • very versatile
  • no shedding
  • $16.00

Hope you enjoy this video featuring my favorite babies!