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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Healthy is the New Beauty
A few days before my anticipated El Nido trip, the Neutrogena’s PR team invited me to attend their intimate Skin Re-Treat event at The Den, Marriot Hotel. Featuring Neutrogena’s well-loved skin care range: Deep Clean facial cleansers, the Ultra Sheer sun protection range and Hydro Boost gel and water-based moisturiser, the event was all about the brand’s new beauty philosophy: Healthy is the New Beauty. 
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Our hosts: Ella Reyes-David, Neutrogena’s senior brand manager; Kim Jones, their brand ambassador; and Clarissa Mendoza, their guest dermatologist, gave us a briefing about the importance of taking care of our skin and demo of their products. I honestly don’t want to bore you all with the details of what happened during the event, but you can just visit their Facebook page for more information.

What I really want to talk about is their Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock. The sunblock was one of the goodies I’ve received from the PR team; and because I was going to El Nido for the weekend, I decided to bring it with me. 
I really hate applying sunblock because they’re usually sticky and leaves a huge amount of white residue, but it wasn’t like that with Neutrogena’s sunblock! In fact, applying the sunblock lotion was so fuss-free because it was non-sticky and did not leave any residue, which means I can also use it on an everyday basis… not just whenever I’m going to the beach! Oh, and did I mention that it has SPF50, UVA/UVB protection and non-comodogenic? Such an amazing product for only PHP509.25! 
So, if any of you are hitting the beach, or been looking for a sunblock to add to your daily beauty regime, then you better try Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock. I highly recommend! 
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to their event and the sunblock was part of the goodie bag. 

Healthy is the New Beauty

A few days before my anticipated El Nido trip, the Neutrogena’s PR team invited me to attend their intimate Skin Re-Treat event at The Den, Marriot Hotel. Featuring Neutrogena’s well-loved skin care range: Deep Clean facial cleansers, the Ultra Sheer sun protection range and Hydro Boost gel and water-based moisturiser, the event was all about the brand’s new beauty philosophy: Healthy is the New Beauty

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Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection 2013: Old Hollywood

I was invited to the attend the preview launch of Bobbi Brown’s Holiday 2013 Collection last month and I profusely apologize for not blogging about it sooner. But you know what they say: better late than never!

I’m sure that you’ve all heard about Bobbi Brown, a cosmetic brand exclusively made by the make-up artist of the same name. But what sets Bobbi Brown Cosmetics apart from other brands is that they focus more on teaching women how to look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident. 

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Photo Diary: Fall Out Boy Live!
A few weeks before I went to the concert, I asked people on Twitter how to bring my camera without getting caught. This is my first time to bring a DSLR inside a concert. I was worried because if the staff confiscated my camera, they will not be liable for any loss or damage. Just imagine my surprise when I saw a lot of kids were showing off their DSLR hours before the show even started.
Anyway! Let’s talk about Fall Out Boy and their recent concert. To set the record straight, I was never that big of fan before their hiatus. But when a music group goes on a break, chances are they’ll stay on a break for a decade or so. And their absence makes the heart grow fonder. ;)
CAUTION: This is a photo heavy post.
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Their new album, Save Rock and Roll, doesn’t have that old Fall Out Boy feel but it’s so, so, so good. <3 One thing I noticed was the vocals of Patrick Stump, he improved so much. His voice doesn’t crack anymore, which I think made the concert extra worth it.

I’ve been to concerts before. I’ve seen Chris Brown and Rihanna, Ne-Yo, and Maroon 5 perform live; but Fall Out Boy was the only group that really interacted to the audience. Every now and then, Pete would talk to us, and share his love for Chicken Abobo (yep!). At one point, they even requested us to do the ~wave~. 

Pre-hiatus Patrick Stump was adorable. He’s like a shy but smart bear. After-hiatus Patrick Stump was hot but still adorable. <3 I never had the hots for Patrick before, cause I used to like bad boys (aka Pete Wentz). But I’m over that now, I’m all about good guys. ;) Yes, good guys do exist (I found mine and we’ve been together for almost 5 years!).

Pete was the band’s frontman. He’s appears to be the most playful in the group, always smiling and jumping around. He also appears to be the most approachable. 

Andy Hurley. I like his new look. I had a hard time taking a photo of his face though, cause it’s always covered.

Joe Trohman. During the concert, I was frustrated taking his solo photo. His hair is ALWAYS in the way, but lo and behold! His solo shots were actually the one I liked the most. 

The energy was flawless. It’s was hit song after another. This is why indoor concerts are always the best — You really get your money’s worth! 




And that glorious moment Andy Hurley stood up and sang Save Rock and Roll. A bit blurry but I got a photo of his face. 

Two hours was short for a band that made countless of hits. I didn’t even realized the concert was over until Andy Hurley threw his drumsticks. Their exit was not exactly as flawless. Got to work on that, guys. 


Let’s pretend Patrick Stump is looking at me here. Hihihi. <3




It was a great concert but I was heartbroken that they did not play at three songs that I’ve been dying to hear: The Take Over, The Breaks Over (I personally believe this song is a perfect opening after a four-year hiatus, boys), Where Did The Party Go (My favorite upbeat song from SRNR album) and Miss Missing You (It’s not as upbeat like the rest of their songs, but it’s good. This song is going to be a hit!).   
 

BEST CONCERT EVER SO FAR! :) 
P.S. I took 620+++ RAW photos, including shots from their opening act, and was left with 77 (after removing blurry and unwanted shots). Since this is my first time to do concert photography, I would love to know what you think about it. :) 

Photo Diary: Fall Out Boy Live!

A few weeks before I went to the concert, I asked people on Twitter how to bring my camera without getting caught. This is my first time to bring a DSLR inside a concert. I was worried because if the staff confiscated my camera, they will not be liable for any loss or damage. Just imagine my surprise when I saw a lot of kids were showing off their DSLR hours before the show even started.

Anyway! Let’s talk about Fall Out Boy and their recent concert. To set the record straight, I was never that big of fan before their hiatus. But when a music group goes on a break, chances are they’ll stay on a break for a decade or so. And their absence makes the heart grow fonder. ;)

CAUTION: This is a photo heavy post.

Fall Out Boy Live in Manila 2013 • Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman • Photography by Kisty Mea

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