Thursday, May 29, 2014

Affordable Banana Luxury Powder (Absynthe Bath and Beauty)


Absynthe Bath and Beauty has a brand new product to offer to the market! It’s called the “Happy Girls are the Prettiest” face powder! :)

I was extremely excited to try it as it looked like a good dupe for the Banana Luxury Powder from Ben Nye.


Why I loved it upon first use?

  • the powder is finely milled and doesn’t settle on fine lines (or hindi namumuo)
  • its yellow undertone is perfect for Filipina skin tones!
  • the name of the product is so adorable!
  • it has a minty smell and gives a unique, cooling effect on the skin! Now this is what got me!
  • talc-free


Get your own Happy Girls are the Prettiest Talc-free face powders from now! It’s perfect for the humid weather we have here in the Philippines.

Watch my video review/first impression here:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Makeup & Skincare HAUL (Loreal, NYX, Galvanic Spa)

Nothing is more exciting that getting to try out new stuff! Check out my new haul video :)


List of products in the haul:

Bluetooth Shower Speaker -
Shutter Controller -
Notebook from "Just You" (thank you Aix!)
Galvanic Spa System II
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams
Loreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup
Absynthe Happy Girls Are the Prettiest Powder 389.00

Watch the haul here!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014



The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream captured my heart and is currently on top of my lip product favorites! There are just so many shades that work with my skin tone, and this video will show you almost all the colors from the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream line.


Watch the video to see the full swatches with the names of the shades! :)

Get your NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams from

Monday, May 26, 2014

How I Line My Eyes & Put on False Lashes


My favorite thing about makeup is putting on false lashes and applying eyeliner!!! This tutorial will show you how I do it :)

Products used:

Essence 2 in 1 Eyeliner 299.00
Say Eye Lash Curler 699.00 (Order from 0917987285)
Tony Moly Lash Glu e 198.00

Watch the video here:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

HAUL! (Hair Curler, Makeup, Lashes)

Who here, loves watching hauls as much as I love making them???


Watch the video here:

List of items:

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Chicken Soup for Dog Lovers' Soul PHP180.00 BookSale SM Manila

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Myra VitaGlow BB Cream 99.00 Watsons video

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Lashes PHP80.00 from

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LOreal Target Red Lipstick

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PAC Cosmetics Alluring Red Matte Lipstick
Tumbler 99.00 The Surplus Shop

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Swag Rug 169.75 The Surplus Shop

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Shorts PHP249.75 Supermarket

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Banana Peel Slippers 139.75

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Celeteque Moisturizer 127.75

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Tony Moly Eyelash Adhesive PHP198.00

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Enjoy the video! :)

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup (Before & After)

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I’m back to talk about an awesome foundation I just recently tried and did a video on. It’s the L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup! L’Oreal has 15 SHADES suitable for all Filipina skin tones! How awesome is that?!

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A Match Made For You

Makeup designer from Paris, L’Oreal Paris, unveils

the 15-shade arsenal of True Match™ Foundation made available to Filipinas

There is a match made for every Filipina beauty – this is what L’Oreal Paris, the makeup designer from Paris, declared as it unveiled the newest shades of True Match™ super-blendable foundation. L’Oreal Paris unveiled 15 stunning shades of True Match™, showcasing how one can go beyond choosing from fair, medium, and dark skin tones but also capturing the specific undertones of Filipinas – from warm, neutral, or cool.

“Finding the perfect match for our skin tone has been a perpetual challenge for Filipinas. The spectrum from fair, medium, and dark is just not enough so we at L’Oreal Paris have developed an arsenal of super-blendable foundation to address this need,” shared L’Oreal Paris Brand Manager Cary Noreen Co. “Considering both the skintone and undertone of one’s skin, Filipinas can now find their skin’s perfect match in our True Match™ foundation line – the key to achieving immaculate complexion and staying true to one’s beauty.”

Backed up by its strong Parisian heritage, True Match ™ has been innovated with Precise Match Technology to precisely calibrate one’s color, and micro-fine optical pearls diffuse skin’s imperfections, while Glycerin, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E nourish one’s skin.

Discover the one true match made for you. The True Match™ Super-blendable Foundation is available for PhP 899.00, starting May 1, 2014. Products are exclusively imported and distributed by L’Oreal Philippines and exclusively available in L’Oreal Paris counters at Watsons and SM stores nationwide.

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Here’s a side by side comparison of what my skin looks like with and without the foundation:As you can clearly see, I don’t have perfect skin! I have blemishes, dark spots, uneven skintone, and an oily T-zone brought about by my combination skin type. I also have visible pores on my cheek area.

(Right Photo) I have (1) layer of the L’Oreal TrueMatch Super Blendable Makeup on my face.

  1. It clearly evened out my skin tone
  2. The shade W3 blended perfectly on my skin
  3. It  canceled out dark spots and brightened up my face
  4. It has a semi matte finish making it perfect for my combination skin type
  5. It doesn’t have a super sticky feel
  6. It feels lightweight on the skin

I did not set my makeup with any powder and it lasted pretty well throughout the day. My whole day review will come later this week!

If you’re wondering how it looks with flash… DSC_0122DSC_0123 Looks pretty great, don’t you think?!

Watch the video here:


Friday, May 23, 2014

HAIR CHALK: First Impression

Have you ever tried using hair chalk?


I chanced upon hair chalks from this brand called Chromastix in Watsons and decided to do a first impression video on it. I got it in (2) colors, pink and purple. They come in mini hair straightener types and you simply slide the pigments on and use it like you would a hair straightener.

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Here’s a shot of what it looked like during my first application:

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I found it really blotchy, and the pigment did not settle evenly on my hair.

Watch the video to see how it worked on me!

P.S. I will be creating another video following people’s advice on using this product on damp hair. :) Perhaps it will work so much better?

What are your thoughts on this product? Would you try it?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Get Perfect Curls! (Babyliss Pro Perfect Curl)


I’ve always been so intrigued by non-traditional hair curlers! I’ve seen this first on Itsjudytime’s channel and finally get to try it out myself!

How does the Babyliss Pro Perfect Curl work???

It basically has a chamber that gathers your hair and curl it it according to the settings you choose! You get to choose between, loose, wavy or tight curls. You can also choose the direction of the curls whether it’s to the L, R, or on the A setting (alternate)

The Babyliss Pro notifies you with beeps once the curls are ready.

Watch the video embedded below for my first impressions/short demo!


Watch the video here:


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Myra Vita Glow BB Cream (Review & First Impression)

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I’m sure a lot of you have already seen the latest product from Myra—the Myra VitaGlow BB Cream. I had to purchase one and make a video sharing my thoughts since I has always been one of my goals to be on the look out for affordable makeup products that work!

Watch my video for my first impressions and if you’d like to see the application part:

To be honest, I did not like this product one bit. The only thing I liked is the smell of it.


  • This BB Cream doesn’t give much coverage. It provides sheer coverage which I think wouldn’t last the entire day, too
  • This BB Cream has a dewy finish, making it a con for people with combination to oily skin type
  • Limited availability of shades. It only comes in IVORY AND BEIGE
  • This BB Cream has light-reflecting pigments which can make you look even more oilier that you already are!


  • Affordable
  • Smells nice (you can use this as a lotion!)


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Clearly, my CONS weighed out my PROS.

The bottomline? I’d rather use this as a lotion on my body (shoulders) rather than my face.

What do you think?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Basic Summer Makeup Workshop (Batch 2)

Hey everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve been back on my blog, and we are picking up from where we left off! Let me tell you about the second batch of the Basic Summer Makeup Workshop! (Read about Batch 1 here: click me)


The venue was held at Vera Studios, a beautifully designed studio in the heart of Intramuros, Manila. Check out Vera Studios and their services here:

Like most of the workshops I hold, we start off with the lecture, and proceed to the application part. Each participant got (2) full sized makeup products from MakeupHOLICS namely the Boho Balm and the Mememe SunBeam Highlighter. Two must-have products for the summertime!


In this set of photos, you will see the participants during the application part. The session we all enjoy! If you watch the video embedded at the end of this post, you’ll see how the RIVECOWE CC CREAM WORKED on ALL THE SKINTONES of the attendees! :)


Another successful batch for the Summer Makeup Workshop! I’ll be uploading all the photos via Facebook Page. Link will be provided at the end of the post.


Special thanks to Carmela Verayo, general manager of Vera Studios, for adding a personal touch of Makeup by Say in Vera Studios!

And a BIG THANKS to all the attendees of BATCH 2: Basic Summer Makeup Workshop!

Watch the vlog here:


Click this link, it will direct you to Makeup by Say’s designated album:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Basic SUMMER Makeup Workshop (BATCH 1)

Watch the video here to see what happened during Batch 1 of the Summer Makeup Workshop at Vera Studios!

We recently opened an affordable and helpful workshop to guide Pinays on how to achieve the perfect SUMMER Makeup Look. Batch 1 was held last May 10 and followed by Batch 2 on May 11 (post to follow)

Everyone got their loot bags containing:


-a certificate of attendance


-and they all got a FREE BROW MAKEOVER by yours truly!


Make up items include:

  • FULL SIZE Mememe Boho Balm (lip and cheek tint)
  • FULL SIZE Mememe Sun Beam (liquid highlighter)

Discussion was super fun and exciting with Batch 1! Everyone was interactive!

Everyone also had fun during the application part wherein we all discovered the power of the RIVECOWE CC CREAM (PHP925.00 order at 09179870285)!



Everyone looked fresh-faced and ready to beat the summer heat when they left the workshop!



*This workshop is only PHP500.00/person. Stay tuned for more schedules coming!!!*

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