Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Top 5 Beauty Essentials I Need (When Going Out of Town)

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The worst thing that could probably happen when you’re going out of town is your bottle of makeup remover spilling/leaking everywhere in your bag. That leaves you with NOTHING to remove your makeup with (considering you did not bring a back up, most probably)

This is why I  would suggest you use makeup remover wipes, instead. They come in packs, and you get more than enough to clean your makeup off! The Nivea Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes is perfect for out of town trips (especially places where convenience stores are far away/lack variety of skincare products available) It comes with 25 wipes which is truly more than enough wipes you will need to remove a day’s worth of makeup. I usually use 1-2 wipes and I’m good to go!

Feeling lazy to wash your face? Nothing to worry about! The Nivea Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes will remove all traces of makeup—even waterproof mascara! Leaving you with a fresh feeling on the face, and allowing you to sleep right after without worrying waking up with a pimple.

It is suitable for dry and sensitive skin as it says on the pack, but I really think it’s also perfect for people with combo (ME!) oily skin!

Not only does it cleanse, it also tones and hydrates the skin. I love that it doesn’t have an oily residue, too! Alcohol free, so you don’t have to worry about it stinging your eyes or whatnot.

Never leave for  trip without the Nivea Facial Cleansing Wipes! Get yours now from Watsons for only P140.00 :)


I will never forget my red lipstick. You’ll never know when you’ll need it! Say, for example, an impromptu date night! Every girl needs a red lipstick—even if it’s all that she has on (and brows, of course), it’ll look perfect and made up!


ALL AROUND MOISTURIZER! I love the Nivea Crème because you can put it anywhere—your face, rough spots, skin…etc! It is what I go for when my skin gets dry because of the weather. You need this baby.


You need your eyebrow kit, girl!!! As I mentioned earlier, even if all you got was your brows and red lipstick on, you’d look perfect! Never forget this stuff, unless you are on a makeup fasting!


Eyelash curler! Even if you forget your mascara, just curling your lashes would totally make a difference with your look! Lash curlers open up your eyes and make them look prettier! I’ve always been a fan of curled lashes! (Say Eyelash Curler, P399, order from 09179870285)

Those are my TOP 5 Beauty Essentials for out of town trips!

What are yours?? Share in the comments below!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sweet 15! Quinceañera 2015 Dresses

Quinceañera also called fiesta de quince años, fiesta de quinceañera, quince años or simply quince, is the celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in communities of people from Latin America. This birthday is celebrated differently from any other as it marks the transition from childhood to young womanhood.

Although we don’t have this tradition in the Philippines, this post is specially for my readers abroad who are about to celebrate their quinceañera’s! Check out these awesome quinceanera dresses for 2015! Take your pick, order it in advance, and have the best birthday ever!


This first gown has got to be my favorite! If I were to celebrate my 15th birthday tomorrow, I’d totally be wearing this! I love the soft details and radiant color. It is the perfect gown for a girl to woman transition!


Here is another dress that will make you look like someone straight out of the fairytale! It’s dreamy, and classy. Who wouldn’t want it?


Here is an example of a classy and simple gown, made even more beautiful by the beading and the unique color.


If you love blue, you would love this dress! It screams “royalty”! And that is totally appropriate for your big 15th!


Another one of my favorites, this coral gown is to die for! This would turn you into an absolute princess for the night!


Are you more into GOLD? This gold quinceañera dress from Pickedresses is perfect for you! It looks so classy and elegant—just look at that beading!


Purple and gold together = perfection. This is another one of my favorites! I totally picture a soft purple and gold eye makeup look for this and THAT will definitely make you the darling of the night! Don’t pass up the chance to get this gown if you fall in love with it at first sight! You might regret it!


Mint and silver together brings a very refreshing look to the audience’s eyes. This dress is a perfect choice for those who aim for classy and beautiful gowns. It has the right amount of beading to make it beautiful enough but not too overboard.


Pink and mint totally look good together! This is another unique dress you can find from the website. Just go to Quinceañera Dresses and you will find it!


Last but not the least, I have this beautiful white quinceañera dress which looks so dreamy and beautiful! Whoever said you can’t wear white?

Check out more gowns at Quinceañera Dresses! Hope you enjoyed reading :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Excited for Prom? Which Dress Style is Yours?

Every special occasion is worth preparing for!

For some for us in the Philippines, prom is just around the corner! In this post, I will share with you different styles of prom dress ideas to suit your taste!

All these dresses are available at Pickedresses—an absolutely beautiful source of the most gorgeous gowns!

Check out my top picks for the LONG PROM DRESSES selection:


A-line Sweetheart Floor-length Chiffon Beading Prom Dresses

This dress just looks so elegant. Be it white, blue or black! You’ll surely turn heads at prom!


Sheath/Column Jewel Ankle-length Chiffon Beading Prom Dresses

Wonderful details on this number! And red just makes everyone look beautiful!


A-line Off-the-shoulder Sweep Train Chiffon Beading Prom Dresses

…for the classic darling in you!


Sheath/Column Bateau Floor-length Chiffon Beading Prom Dresses

The gorgeous beading and the color of this dress truly match!


A-line Bateau Floor-length Chiffon Beading Prom Dresses

This prom gown will make you look like an absolute angel! Pair it with a soft makeup look plus a dainty hairstyle and you are good to go!


A-line Straps Floor-length Chiffon Beading Prom Dresses

Another beautiful white number! The gold accent adds a nice, elegant touch!


Trumpet/Mermaid Sweetheart Court Train Satin Beading Prom Dresses

Here’s another perfect choice!


Now doesn’t THIS look gorgeous?

Now let’s move on to SHORT dresses:


Ball Gown Spaghetti Straps Short/Mini Tulle Beading Prom Dresses

You can never go wrong with GOLD!


A-line Scoop Short/Mini Tulle Beading Prom Dresses

This one’s a darling number you cannot pass off.


A-line Sweetheart Short/Mini Chiffon Beading Prom Dresses

How about this blue beauty?

Now if MERMAID Prom Dresses are your thing, check these out:


Trumpet/Mermaid Straps Sweep Train Chiffon Lace Prom Dresses

The classic BLACK will always be beautiful!


Trumpet/Mermaid Sweetheart Floor-length Tulle Beading Prom Dresses

Go over the top with this beautiful gown!


Trumpet/Mermaid Bateau Floor-length Lace Beading Prom Dresses

Another black beauty!

And for our last catergory, LACE PROM DRESSES:


Sheath/Column Sweetheart Floor-length Lace Draped Prom Dresses

As dainty and soft as snow… this will truly make you glow.


A-line Strapless Floor-length Chiffon Lace Prom Dresses

A classic beauty! Pair this off with a light smoky brown makeuo look and a marsala lip color and you’ll be the queen of the night!

I hope you enjoyed the selection of prom dresses available at Pickedresses! Don’t forget to check them out! You will find more styles in their website!

Plan your perfect prom early! Start with the dress!

Friday, January 9, 2015

CAVITE Basic and Advanced Makeup Workshop – JAN 31, 2015



Attendees may choose between the two packages:

  • this is a Basic and Advanced Makeup Workshop perfect for students, moms, beginners
  • instructors are professional makeup artist Joyce Sola and Say Artillero
  • this class will only have 25 slots available
  • please choose your desired slot and follow sign up instructions



TIME: 1:00pm-5:00pm

VENUE: Microtel Inn and Suites Eagle Ridge, Cavite



PACKAGE A (P2,100.00)


  1. mini eyeshadow brush (all the eyeshadow brushes you will need)
  2. Say eyelash curler (pink or purple)
  3. eye shadow quad
  4. lip and cheek tint


PACKAGE B (P2,500.00)


  1. full brush set (face and eye brushes)
  2. Say eyelash curler (pink or purple)
  3. eye shadow quad
  4. lip and cheek tint




Text your -


Deposit fee to BDO LINDSAY ARTILLERO 4230056705

AFFORDABLE Makeup Workshop Schedule (MANILA)


Affordable Basic Makeup Workshop

Learn how to do proper eye makeup application (day to night) as well as tips and tricks on makeup application through this workshop! The following will be tackled:

  1. Skincare & Primer
  2. Foundations and Concealers
  3. Setting Powders
  4. How to: Eyebrows
  5. Daytime Makeup Look
  6. Nighttime Makeup Look
  7. How to: Eyeliner
  8. Blush, Contour and Highlight
  9. All About Lips

*topics in bold will be applied by the attendees, the rest will be in lecture and demo form

You will receive the following in your loot bags: (see photo above)

  • 4 pcs dual ended eyeshadow brushes
  • Rucy’s Vanity day to night eyeshadow palette
  • Rucy’s Vanity lip and cheek tint
  • Say Eyelash Curler (Pink OR Purple)

Fee for this workshop is only P1,500.00

DATE: January 25, 2015 (Sunday)

TIME: 3:00pm-7:00pm

VENUE: Go Hotels Otis Manila

Slots available: 20 slots only


Text your (name) (affordable MNL workshop) (choose pink or purple curler) to 09179870285.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

DECEMBER 2014 Commenter of the Month (Beauty Blog & Facebook Category)

Congratulations to Carmela Cruz for winning the prizes for  the DECEMBER Commenter of the Month!


Send me your valid photo ID via email – along with your address so we can ship your prizes ASAP! 

You will receive the following:


Also, congratulations to NIKKI VALIENTE for being our FACEBOOK Commenter of the Month for DEC2015!


Send me your valid photo ID via email – along with your address so we can ship your prizes ASAP! 

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Starting this month, JANUARY 2015, we will be giving away more and more prizes! How to become a Commenter of the Month?

Simple leave comments on each post on this beauty blog or posts on my Facebook page!

Yep, you may start commenting on THIS POST now to double your chances!

Good luck and happy new year!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2015


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I’ve always told you guys how I am against whitening my skin—injectables, pills, and all that.

I also forgot to tell you that there’s an exception! If the product is made out of 100% healthy, all natural ingredients, then I’m up for it!

I recently tried out the Mestiza (The Healthy Skin Soap) and honestly think that this is by far, the most natural, and safest whitening soap I’ve ever used.

My skin is fair enough, but I am using this soap to EVEN OUT MY UNEVEN SKIN COLOR! Yup… I do have that on my arms! It’s frustrating since you get more conscious specially when you need to wear sleeveless tops, right?

I love how the Mestiza Soap is made out of these active ingredients which are NATURALLY KNOWN to aid in skin lightening -

  • Hi Grade Coconut Oil VCO – effective in removing molds, bacteria, and virus on skin
  • Carrot Extract – contains vitamin A which reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Papaya Extract – provides skin whitening and moisturizing treatment
  • Banan Extract –smoothens out various skin problems
  • Calamansi Extract – contains vitamin C, valued for its skin toning properties

It can also be used on the FACE and BODY—it helps clear pimples, black spots, and stains on the skin. It also helps lessen bad odor and aids in whitening the skin.

I’m on my SECOND bar already and I LOVE this soap. I’ve not experienced skin allergies since I’ve used this soap. :)

Check out the video I did on this product here -

Now for the BEST PART! Giveaway time, of course!

Mestiza will be giving away 2 gift sets to 2 lucky winners! All you have to do is:

  1. FOLLOW THEM ON IG @mestizasoap
  2. FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER @mestizasoap
  3. Repost this photo (see: below) on IG with the caption “I wanna win the @mestizasoap giveaway! #saytiocomestizasoap”


Good luck! Leave your comments to let me know your thoughts about this soap :)

EXFOLIATION 101 (Acerola Cherry Scrub Gel Review)


Happy New Year my loves!! Start the year right by changing bad habits! Do you exfoliate enough?

Here is why you should do it at least once a week:

As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down. This means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry. Furthermore, the build-up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne.

Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.

While exfoliation is important, selecting the RIGHT exfoliator is important too!

You don’t want to use a scrub that is too harsh because you may end up with damaged skin—and you don’t want that.

This is why I wanted to introduce to you the Acerola Cherry Scrub Gel that I’ve been using the past few weeks!


How to use the Acerola Cherry Scrub Gel:

  1. Use it on your DRY SKIN
  2. Move in gentle circular motions to remove dead skin
  3. Rinse with water

I love this scrub because it’s one of the most gentle exfoliators I’ve ever used. It has a gel-type consistency and my skin feels rejuvenated every time I use it.

Usually, I use this before hopping into the shower.

The scent of this is absolutely fragrant! Real cherries, I may say.

I highly recommend this as it is SO GENTLE, yet it scrubs off dead skin cells effective.

Reveal your radiant skin with the Acerola Cherry Scrub Gel!

Check out this video I made about it -

Price - P450.00

To order, please send order form to

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Let me know how it worked for you! :)

Leave comments on the video and on this post! I’d love to read them.