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Sunday, 24 May 2015

The Body Shop Haul

Hi Everyone!

The Body Shop is currently celebrating it's 19th birthday/anniversary with a big sale! Naturally, I had to drop by :) I was able to pick up a few things while I was there.

Shower Gel got all bubbly when I dropped it accidentally lol

Moringa Soap and Shea Soap
These two soaps came as a set that was only P190, which is normally the cost of one bar of soap. I really love their Shea scent! 

Apple Blossom Shower Gel
I got the 200ml size for only P135! Such a steal since it's normally P400+ so I bought one for myself and for boyfriend (whom I've recently converted to the wonders of shower gel)

Color Crush Eye Shadow in Blackcurrant Affair
This was only P179 from P595! Such a crazy discount, I couldn't resist picking this one up. Even if god knows I have way too many eye shadows, especially purple ones.

Vitamin C Microdermabrasion
Now, this wasn't on sale at P95, but I decided to pick this up out of curiosity! I've stuck to using my St Ives Apricot Scrub for so many years, so I thought I'd try something new :)

I was also able to find Ben! If you find their adorable British guard mascot hiding behind the products, you'll get a prize from Body Shop. And if you upload your "find Ben" picture to social media (I uploaded to Twitter and Instagram, but you can also do it through Facebook), you stand a chance to win P5000 worth of products from The Body Shop. Now that's a great way to celebrate ;) 

What are some of your favorite products from The Body Shop?

Sunday, 10 May 2015

My Favorite Spring/Summer Eye Shadows (Neutrals)

Hi Everyone!

I have always been a fan of darker colors, both with fashion choices and with makeup. I love a good grey eye shadow just as much as I love my black tops (which I have way too many of).

But for this season, I'm switching it up by going for lighter colors on my lids. With the sweltering heat of Manila, I actually don't like wearing a lot of makeup during the summer months. But when I feel like wearing eye shadow, I choose neutral shades to keep my makeup look fresh.

Below are my top picks for neutral eye shadows for Spring/Summer:

NYX Adorable Shadow Palette
A palette of six eye shadows that can create either a nude day look or a natural smokey night look. I love the light brown shade! It's the type of color that isn't noticeable but definitely makes you look a bit more put together.

Wet N Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells
Palette of 3 eye shadows that are perfect for a natural make up look - my personal fave! That bottom shade is a dupe for MAC's All That Glitters.

Maybelline Open Eye Look in BR1
A collection of pearl finish eye shadows in gradient colors from brown to orange. These are beautifully pigmented and make a nice pop of color on the lids without venturing into a "bright" eye look.

What are your favorite eye shadows for the warm weather?

Sunday, 3 May 2015

It's almost my birthday...

It's almost my birthday...

My Current Holy Grail Hair Products

Hi Everyone!

I haven't cut my hair in 2 and a half years. I know, super cray and isn't my hair a dry mess yet? Well, it sort of is and I need to have a haircut soon. (Or I probably will have already cut my hair when this post goes live). But in the meantime, let me share with you the products I've been using to keep my mane under control (ish).

Lucido-L Night Treatment Oil (Perm)
A leave on overnight treatment for permed hair to maintain curls. Okay, let's get this straight. I don't have permed hair, I have naturally wavy hair. But I got this in my BDJbox last Jan/Feb, so I thought I would use it since I have curls anyway. It makes my hair less dry, so I'm quite happy with it.

Patene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner (Total Damage Control)
Repairs brittle and damaged hair. This conditioner has the most amazing smell EVER. I can't emphasize how good this thing smells. Also, I can agree it definitely works miracles. My hair is super smooth and silky after using this. No hint of dryness what so ever. Heck, I could go a few more months without cutting my hair if I used this everyday. (But alas my bangs look like crap.)

Lucido-L Styling Milk (Airy)
A conditioning and styling treatment meant to give volume to hair. I didn't notice much difference on my hair's volume (probably due to the weight of my hair), but I did notice that it helped make my ends look a little less dry. It also emphasized my curls, so that made me happy too.

Together, these products manage to keep my hair from looking like a dry frizzy mess. So while I procrastinate getting a haircut, these help keep my hair manageable.

I cannot wait to see how much nicer my hair would be when I use these products after getting my hair cut! Will definitely update you guys.

What are your holy grail hair products?

Sunday, 26 April 2015

City pink

City pink

App Post: Daily Workouts Free

Hi Everyone!

I am officially feeling summer here in the Philippines, with sweat literally dripping down my neck even if I'm indoors and not doing anything. Okay, eww and TMI sorry, haha!

With this kind of weather, it means that beach season is also around the corner. How are your abs looking? Mine are in need of some extra toning. That's where this app comes in:

I love this workout app since its simple and gives you control over your workout. And it works! I sweat and I feel my muscles working. I think it's great for both beginners and others who work out regularly but need something that would fit a busy schedule.

You can choose what body part you would like to work out and you can also set how long your workout will be, as well as how many reps.

The cardio workout (8 min) left my heart on fire and my skin drenched in sweat. And the butt workout? My goodness, the pain! 

If you're a beginner, this app makes it easy to ease some exercise into your everyday routine. You don't have an excuse if the workout only takes 5 minutes! :) Give it a shot!