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Wow! I Won!

I rarely win in raffle draws but this time, I got lucky! Look at what I got in the mail last weekend!

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How lucky can a girl get!?! I got a YSL Rouge Pur Couture 34 lipstick (one of my favorite brands when it comes to lipsticks) for FREE! Woohoo!

Thanks again @nievkisses for this! Follow her on Instagram for authentic make-up products!

This is total happiness!

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Posted by on June 19, 2013 in Color Me Pretty :), Freebies!

 

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It’s here! It’s here! Clear skin, here I come!!!

I have been waiting for my Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System to arrive since December 2012 and finally, IT’S HERE IN MY ARMS.  Tight hugz!

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I am really so excited to try it out. Since clear skin comes after clean skin, I really hope my Mia 2 will do its job.  It promises to gently remove skin impurities and cleanses 6x (yes, 6x!) better than using your hands alone IN 60 SECONDS!  Oh yeah!  Oh yeah!  The result, softer, smoother and more beautiful skin (what else!?)

So why did I opt to get the Mia 2 over the original Mia?  Well, it comes with a protective travel case.  Yes, I got sold on the Mia 2 because of the travel case.  Haha! I’m really a great example of a perfect consumer :p — then aside from that, it features two speeds with a one-minute pulsing T-Timer® (talk about being lazy to count the seconds myself!  Haha!)

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What does the kit include?

  • Clarisonic Mia 2
  • Universal Voltage Charger
  • Sensitive Brush Head
  • 1 oz. trial size cleanser
  • Protective travel case (oh yeah!)

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What other beauty promises come with this Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System aside from cleaning your skin?  Well, they say that it works with the skin, not against it, as it gently massages away impurities trapped within your pores (ooooh!).  It also prepares the skin for better absorption of creams, serums and moisturizers (this, I gotta see…).  With all these promises, it is still gentle enough to use 2x a day!  Oh my! What more can I ask for? 🙂

I’m currently charging my unit as it is required that you do an initial charge of 24 hours (18  hours for succeeding full charges).  A full charge would last me around 24 minutes.  Which means, if I use it 2x per day, one full charge will last me for 12 days.  Not bad…  I just hope I remember to charge at the end of the 12th day.  Haha!

And look at how cute the pLink charge is!  It magnetically attaches to the handle!

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Oh!  Did I mention that these Clarisonic units are safe to use inside the shower? 🙂 🙂 🙂

They’re really simple to use.  As instructed, use on forehead (20 seconds), nose/chin (20 seconds), and both cheeks (10 seconds each). Our T-Timer® will pulse when it’s time to cleanse the next area of your face.  How convenient is that?

Now, to wait for my unit to get fully charged.  I’ll blog on how it goes! 🙂

How about you?  Have you tried using a Clarisonic Cleansing System?  How was your experience on it?  Let me know!

Ps. Since it is recommended that the brush head be replaced every 3 months, I already decided to get a replacement head as early as now — and since I’ll be using up at least 4 brush heads in a year, I think I should get more as early as now (yes, I’m a hoarder, haha!)

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Posted by on February 20, 2013 in Color Me Pretty :), Goodie Bag

 

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My RED February BDJ Box :)

Oh my!  Oh my!  What a great surprise!  First, I was happy to receive a package, knowing that it’s my February BDJ Box.  Second, when I opened the package, I saw 2 packages.  Third, when I took it out of it’s plastic, I saw that the BDJ Box was sooooo “fat”, meaning, it can barely hold the contents inside!  Wooohoooo!  This is total happiness!

A big RED box plus a freebie! Yipee!

A big RED box plus a freebie! Yipee!

Ooooh!  I’m sure you’re excited to see what’s inside!  CHECK. IT. OUT!!!

How. Cool. Is. That???

How. Cool. Is. That???

It contains Shiseido’s Crush X Eject ultimate pair — Intensive Spot Treatment Serum AND Intensive Brightening Mask!  Yipeeyayay! Along with that are other Shiseido Benefiance products!  Happy.  Happy.  Happy.

Here’s a list of what’s inside…

  1. Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum, 5ml sampler (30ml bottle costs P5650)
  2. Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Brightening Mask, 1 sheet (6 sheets cost P3200)
  3. Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Night Emulsion, 15ml bottle (75ml bottle costs P3250)
  4. Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Balancing Softener, 25ml bottle (150ml bottle costs P2400)
  5. Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask, 20 pcs. (P3800)
  6. Nippon 5-Minute Touch-Up Kit (P150)

Gift Cards:

  1. Free Shiseido makeover for a minimum P2,000 purchase
  2. Free Shiseido quick FACIAL for a miminum of P2000 purchase
  3. 15% discount for purchases at least P5000

And what was the item wrapped in brown paper?  Tadaaaaaa!!!

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Take Note : It’s a full-sized bottle worth P599!

Do I even have to question if my P460 was worth it for this box?  Na-ah!  Totally worth it!!!

Kudos to the BDJ Box Team!  Keep it up!

You can view my posts for the previous BDJ Boxes via the links below:

November 2012

December 2012-January 2013

Crush X Eject Reformulated with an exlusive Multi-Action Brightening System, White Lucent targets spots and promotes a luminous glowing complexion. Lighten, brighten and be your most radiant self.

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2013 in Color Me Pretty :), Goodie Bag

 

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Color, Comfort and Care… WHY NOT!

I just came across this and I’m quite curious about it!  It is the Wet N Wild Mega Shield Lip Color with SPF 15.

It promises COLOR (I’m sure, every girl is very picky about this when it comes to lipstick. The longer it stays, the better!), COMFORT (not even a question! haha!) and CARE (DEFINITELY! I pay extra attention to my lips. I really make sure they’re not dry at any time! I hate it when my lips chap, especially when it is brought about by lipstick! Aaack!).

This product promises to deliver hours of sheer-to-moderate coverage that glides on buttery-soft for a smooth, moist-looking pout. Lips are pampered with Vitamin E, Amino Acids, Avocado Oil, and Rice Bran Oil that moisturize and condition for silky, soft comfort. And with SPF 15, lips are cared for and protected from harmful UVB rays.

Oooooh… interesting!  I can’t wait to get my hands on them!  Gotta try them out! 🙂

Fergie as the NEWEST Global Beauty Ambassador of Wet n Wild, wearing "Salsa Lessons" Mega Shield Lip Color with SPF15.

Fergie as the NEWEST Global Beauty Ambassador of Wet n Wild,
wearing “Salsa Lessons” Mega Shield Lip Color with SPF15.

Have you tried this product, let me know what you think! 🙂

Wet N Wild products are availabe at Purebeauty Serendra Bonifacio Global City, Purebeauty Harbor Point Subic, Watsons Personal Care Stores, SM Department Stores, Landmark Makati, Pavillion Mall Laguna and KCC Mall GenSan.

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Color Me Pretty :)

 

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Product Review : Pevonia Botanica Phyto Gel Cleanser

I’m not sure if I have said it before but I’ll say it again — I really love trying out new products!  So I will no longer dwell on the happiness each BDJ Box brings everytime I receive it in my mail 🙂

Anyway, moving on, here’s a review of the Pevonia Botanica Phyto Gel Cleanser 5ml sampler which came from my Dec-Jan BDJ Box.  Who knows!  It might be something you have been wanting to try as well!

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Honestly, this is the first time I’ve heard of the brand (yes, lame huh?) so when I saw it in my box, I really got curious.  Based on my research, Pevonia is a worldwide leader in professional skincare.  They are the first company to develop a Spa Skincare Line which is used by elite spas and Professional Aestheticians.  It was also mentioned that they use natural ingredients in their products.  Hmmm…  Interesting…

So how was my experience with the product?  Read on…

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Day 1

I have oily skin.  My face usually oils up after 2 hours of washing my face.  Today, after 3 1/2 hours, my face still didn’t feel oily at all.  After 6 hours, I checked my skin on the mirror and saw that my nose has actually started to show some signs of oil but it was definitley unnoticeable.

My face stayed oil free for around 5-6 hours.  How great is that? 🙂

Day 2

I started using the cleanser the night before and if only I could describe how my face can get oily while sleeping, you’ll get a better idea on how amazing it was to wake up to an oil-free face in the morning! 🙂

During the rest of the day, the cleanser still didn’t fail to impress me.  My face stayed oil-free for around 5-6 hours again but I have to say that even if after the 6th hour and my face started to show the presence of oil, it was still better than the previous days wherein I used the soap which was prescribed by a Dermatologist.  Impressive!

Day 3

For the past 2 days, since I wanted to test the product, I didn’t apply make-up on my face to see how the product would work without anything else used with it.  So today, I decided to go back to my normal facial routine of applying my facial sunscreen, bb cream, etc… and guess what?  I have never felt this oil free since I was a baby!  Haha!  Ok, maybe that’s too exagerrated, but being oil-free for an extra 3-4 hours is something!

Day 4 – Day 6

Happy.  Happy.  Happy.  Happy.

Day 7

Whew!  My 5ml sampler made it to exactly 7 days. Yes, that’s how little you need for your entire face — now, to go back to having an oily face tomorrow, haha!

Overall, I really think Pevonia Botanica Phyto Gel Cleanser is good for my normal to oily skin.  You only need a little of it to clean up your entire face.  It feels and smells clean — no strong perfume scent.  Unlike facial soaps, this cleanser doesn’t really lather much but after using it, my skin REALLY feels smooth and clean (if I say REALLY smooth, it is REALLY smooth!).  I believe it also helps in removing make-up on my face as the cotton I use with my toner ends up clean. 🙂

It is a product worth trying out and which you might just love and include in your daily routine 🙂

Now that I’m (and my skin) convinced with this product, I’m now worried if I’ll be able to afford spending P3640 for a 200ml bottle.  Haha!  We’ll see 😉

More product reviews to follow…

To see what’s included in my Dec-Jan BDJ box, click here.

Reviews of other products included in my Dec-Jan BDJ Box:

Flormar Supershine Nail Enamel

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2013 in Color Me Pretty :), Goodie Bag

 

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My December-January BDJ Box

My December-January BDJ Box has arrived!  And yes, I’m not even done trying and testing out the products from my November box!  Panic!  Haha!

Since I want to share with all of you what’s inside my box, I have decided to just post my reviews on a later date.  I just couldn’t wait any longer.

Presenting, my December-January BDJ Box (*drum roll please*)!

My Dec-Jan BDJ Box

My Dec-Jan BDJ Box

This box was supposed to be their December box but due to unavoidable glitches, they made this their Dec-Jan box — which means, I still have my February box to wait for (I initially subscribed for 3 months as I want to try it out first)!  Yipee!  A monthly surprise!

And to express how sorry they are for the delay, they included a freebie!

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A Freebie! The FMN Ideas Journal 🙂

So, what’s inside and was the cost of P480/month worth it once again?

Let’s take a peek…

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  1. Pevonia Botanica Phyto Gel Cleanser, 5ml sampler (200ml bottle costs P3640)
  2. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Trial Kit (Emulsion and Freshener), 5ml samplers (150ml bottle costs P628 each)
  3. Pantene Pro-V All Day Smooth Miracle Water 100ml bottle (250ml bottle costs P149)
  4. Burberry Body Eau De Toilette 2ml sampler (60ml bottle costs P3898)
  5. Snoe Beauty Beso Balm full sized product (P149)
  6. Flormar Supershine Nail Enamel full sized product (P99)
  7. Flormar Longwearing Lipstick full sized product (P349)

Other extras:

  1. Tony Moly Brocolli Sprout Cleansing Cream 3g sampler (200ml costs P478)
  2. Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack, 2 sampler packs (80g costs P548)

Gift Cards:

  1. L’Oreal Professionel INOA Hair Color beand X-tenso vouchers redeemable at Azta Urban Salon
  2. Browhaus P500 cash voucher
  3. Tony Moly 10% discount on all skin care, cleansing and pack
  4. Etude House 10% discount on all skin care, cleansing and pack
Dec-Jan BDJ Box Theme

Dec-Jan BDJ Box Theme

One of my 2013 New Year’s Resolution is really to start taking extra care of my skin.  And guess what the theme is for the Dec-Jan BDJ Box? BEAUTY FOR THE BETTER!  It’s all about forgiving oneself for bad beauty habits, tweaking ones beauty routine for the better and getting ready to make 2013 one’s most beautiful year!  What a perfect match!  Bring it on and let’s do this!!!

So is it worth it?  Yes!  I would think so.  With just the Snoe and Flormar full sized products in my box, it basically covered for the cost.  I have yet to try out the products (and I am so excited to try them out!) for me to say if the box is MORE than worth it! 🙂 Wait for my product reviews!

You can view what was inside my November box here.

 

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Hoarding Alert In SaSa!

I have always loved visiting SaSa in Hong Kong.  It is make-up heaven for me!

I love looking, testing and buying make-up from this store as they have almost everything (Bonjour and Colourmix are the other 2 stores I love visiting, but Sasa takes on the first spot!) or I should say, THEY HAVE EVERYTHING!

Since I’m so into Korean/Japanese make-up lately as I feel they match my skin better, here are the items I bought from my trip last week. 🙂

Top (clockwise):

1. Pore Putty BB Cream – I think I finally found the perfect BB cream for my skin 🙂  It provided just enough coverage (don’t expect foundation-type coverage) and it felt really light on my skin.  It also has SPF 50+, as claimed and seen on the packaging.  Happy happy with this 🙂

2. K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Lasting Two-Way Eyebow (02) – I bought my first pencil from Beauty Bar and was quite happy with it.  That’s why I decided to buy another one for my personal stash (aka hoarding).

3. K-Palette Zero Kuma Concealer – I got shade #1 as recommended by the SaSa girl and I think it’s the perfect shade for my skin type.

4. K-Palette Zero Teka Oil Control Powder – I have oily skin and I started to use this when we were still in HK.  Surprisingly (Or was it just psychological?  Haha!), my face was less oily the entire day!  Let’s see how it performs with Manila’s weather 🙂

Yes, I’m officialy addicted to these brands/products! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ps.  My Partner, Jack, and I went in and out of every Sasa, Bonjour, Colourmix store we saw along the way — even if we knew that we’ll see exactly the same brands and type of make-up in each and every store.  Haha!

We took this photo, not knowing that the sign board of SaSa was right behind us — it was following us!  Haha! 🙂

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Color Me Pretty :), Travels

 

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