Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PR: SM Lipstick Fest

 Did you know that today, July 29, 2015 is International Lipstick Day? Last week, I got the awesome chance to be part of SM Beauty's celebration. It was a fun filled afternoon with bloggers and other PR people. Not to mention, I got to see handsome hunks that day! They had this super fun game where each group should make as many kissmark on the model's white shirt within 1 minute!! 

Here is a photo of Shen, Marj and Angel posting with their Model.
 What is the Lipstick Fest all about? Check out this Press Release from SM:
When a woman is confident, nothing can stop her from achieving her full potential. And what spells confidence more than a swipe of your favorite bold lipstick to boost up your game? We are calling all beauty lovers to unite on July 29 to celebrate International Lipstick Day with SM Beauty! If you want to achieve that Angelina Jolie or Emma Watson pucker, troop to SM and find So Much options with the widest range of lipsticks in the market. On this special day, the 29th, top brands like Shiseido, L’Oreal, Revlon, Maxfactor, NYX, Maybelline, Ever Bilena, BYS and others are offering lip makeup services and discounts up to 50%. Other special promotions will run from July 23 to August 26. SM Makati shoppers can also get the latest trends in lip color from luxury brands like Dior, MAC, Clinique and Shu Uemura.
Come join the fun as we take you to the journey of finding the best shade that fits your personality, mood or occasion. Your head turning pout will be completed with lip care and other lip must haves like lip balms, liners and glosses. Whether you’re looking for the most affordable to the most luxurious brands, the boldest red to the subtlest nude lipstick color, So Much beauty is within your reach at SM. So ladies, mark your calendars on July 29 – mix, match and experiment all you want in our beauty playground and achieve that perfect pout you’ve always wanted.

Share your instagram-worthy photos with #SMLipfie, tag @SMBeautyPH and get a chance to win special prizes.

Here are some photos from the event that I am sure you will enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nippon Esthetics Solutions

When PRO MUA was added to my list of titles (ang taray parang ang dami kong titulo sa buhay!!), I became more OC on makeup cleanliness. My MUA Teacher would ceaselessly reminds us to keep our workstation clean and as well as our makeup and tools. Even before Nippon Esthetics send me their awesome products, I have been buying their mascara wands, gloss wands and sponges at Suesh. 

What is Nippon Esthetics Solutions?

Nippon Esthetic Solutions started in 2006 as a beauty solutions provider to Manila’s top health and beauty brands specific to cosmetic and personal care.Our philosophy then still holds true to this day. Nippon redefines beauty hygiene. It showcases a full line of makeup and beauty tools highlighting Japanese simplicity for precise and flawless makeup application. Trusted by professionals and loved by beauty enthusiasts, Nippon’s take on hygiene makes playing with cosmetics a delightful experience. Nippon’s pursuit to offer well-curated, innovative and stylish hygiene tools and products has made it beauty insiders’ best kept secret. Its commitment to promote accessibility and affordability has made it a preferred lifestyle choice amongst artists and enthusiasts.

To date, Nippon offers Sponges, Bath and Body Products, Frangrance, Tools and Disposable Applicators. If you think you need to be a PRO, to get one of their products, THINK AGAIN.

This is a lash applicator from Nippon and it costs 300 pesos. And this tool is the bomb!!! It makes lash application such a breeze. It applies falsies in a very precise manner and very close to the lash line. I use this tool when I applied my Bohktok Lashes in my previous post. This will surely land a spot on my wedding makeup kit!
Nippon is currently offering a skin care duo which consists of Nippon Makeup REmover (300ml) and their Facial Patting Cotton. Their facial patting cotton comes in a huge of 100s. It is thicker and sturdier compared to normal cotton pads in the market. 
They also have this amazing Facial Cotton Cloth!! A 10 pc pack only costs 50 pesos which reminds me that I must hoard ASAP!! This feels like real cloth making it and it can wipe off the dirt and gunk on my face very well. How do I use this? 
Here is a step by step guide on how I use this Facial Cloth and the Nippon Makeup Remover:
First, I pump 2-3 pumps of Makeup remover on my palm. The Nippon Makeup Remover feels very gentle on the skin. It reminds me of Cetaphil but I like this one better. :) This remover is not greasy at all. It feels like a very light watery lotion when applied. It does not sting my rashes however,  there are times that it stings my eyes and make it a bit watery. I gently massage this makeup remover on my face concentrating on my eye are where I use a lot of product from brow pencils to mascara and tons of concealer.
Then with the use of the Facial Cloth, I wipe off the makeup. I repeat this process 2x-3x to enure that my face is squeeky clean. Then, I cleanse with my facial wash. Double cleansing is a must for me. 
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Vitress: For Always Beautiful Hair

 If there is one thing I do not really think much about in my everyday routine, that would be fixing my hair. Nope, my hair is not masunurin at all. Actually, it is borderline buhaghag and magulo all the time. Before, I have no problem in maintaining my tresses because I always have my long hair rebond. After I graduated in lawschool, I stopped going to salons for rebonding. Now, I sometimes feel that my efforts in putting on makeup is not good enough because I still looked stressed. Thanks to my unruly hair.  A week ago Sampleroom sent me this gorgeous set for trial and review. I have blogged about Vitress before but have not shown full post on how I used this product.

There are three Variants for the Cuticle Coat which are the following:

Vitress Heat Protect Cuticle
Vitress Heat Protect Cuticle shields hair from heat and dullness, keeping it lustrous and shiny all the time. This has Thermo-Shield Complex Protects hair from the harmful effects of frequent curling, ironing or blow drying so you can wear all the hairstyles you want

Vitress Instant Relax Cuticle Coat
Vitress Instant Relax Cuticle Coat helps smooth stubborn waves and curls as it activates shine, right when you need it.
With Vita-Relax Technology
Helps flatten unruly, wavy hair
For a naturally straighter look

Vitress Hair Repair Cuticle Coat
Vitress Hair Repair Cuticle Coat restores hair from damage, giving it a sleek vibrant shine anytime
With Hydro-Restore System
Resists the ill-effects of chemicals used in perming, dyeing, and other hair treatments
For a healthy, satin-smooth hair

Vitress also has Hair polishes in a Cream Formula. I have mentioned previously that my favorite is the Heat Protect Cuticle Coat and the Sun Protect Hair Polish (which smells sooo good). In this post, I decided to try the Instant Relax Cuticle Variant and I got amazing results.

 Compared to the Hair Polish which is housed in a twist cap tube, the Cuticle Coats are in a pump bottle. I love the pump bottles because I can control the amount of product to be dispensed. I usually use one and half pump of cuticle coat. I rub my palm to distribute the product and I start working with the lower half of my hair. Then I further concentrate on the ends. The remaining product (which is very little to none) is applied to the upper portion of my hair. This technique will prevent that greasy look.
Here is my amazing before and after!! Grabe!!! Suklay at Vitress lang yan!!!! I prefer using Vitress Cuticle Coat on dry hair while the Hair Polish works best on damp hair. 

 My hair definitely looks healthier and bouncy. The cuticle coat from Vitress did not weigh it down. Bravo.  I am finally saying ADIOS to buhaghag hair! Thanks to Vitress. I have found my new hair hero in Vitress Instant Relax. What do you think?

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