Real Techniques Review/Makeup Tips
Real Techniques are make-up brushes designed by Samantha Chapman of Pixiwoo fame. The brand is a beauty blogger favorite because it is often featured in either their monthly favorites and every day make-up routine.
What makes these brushes unique? The Real Techniques line has a color-code system and each color corresponds to a key step in make-up application: Flawless Base (gold/yellow), Enhanced Eyes (purple), and Perfect Finish (pink). This color-code system, in my opinion, makes the process of applying make-up a whole lot fun and easier because I’ll instantly know which brush to use. Not to mention, these brushes also use names as reference instead of numbers.
DGJ Organics Hair Care Review
Visiting England did not only change my perspective, but also the way I take care of my hair. Did you know that those stuff they put on regular shampoo and conditioner can actually do more damage than help your hair? When I found out about this, I immediately bid goodbye to salon-based products and their evil silicones, and said hello to organic and hair care products that actually works! <3
I would like to introduce the DGJ Organics, an organic hair care developed by celebrity hairdresser and colourist Daniel Galvin Junior. I honestly never heard of the brand before but it was organic and only cost £5.99 (PHP380) per (250ml) bottle. I thought that was pretty cheap for a UK product that claims to be organic and SLS-free.
G-Lish Make-up Beauty Review
Another make-up review! Only this time, I’ll briefly talk about a cosmetic product that is locally made! #ProudPinoy :D
G-Lish is a local make-up brand in the Philippines. It is the brainchild of friends who wanted to provide Filipino girls with cute and trendy cosmetics, at really affordable prices. I always see their stall whenever I’m in Megamall but never had a chance to try their products. So when they gave me an opportunity to try their products, who am I to say no? They were generous enough to send me a facial mist spray, body butter, and three lip and cheek tints to try.
The first product I tested was the G-Lish Hydra Mist in Aloe Vera. It’s basically a facial mist, aim to keep your skin hydrated. To be honest, I wanted to like this product but the strong Aloe Aera scent threw me off. I’m not really into scented anything, since I have a very sensitive nose. One bottle is worth PHP150 though and that’s about 5x cheaper than Evian’s facial mist.
The second product I tested, which I for some strange reason forgot to take a solo photo of, is the Summer Berries, a strawberry and pomegranate whipped body butter. I absolutely love body butters. I used this almost all throughout my BBE trip, mostly to keep it callous-free from all that walking. Highly recommended! One tub cost about PHP80.00.
They also sent me lip and cheek tints in three variants/flavors: Berry Blush, Pink Crush, and Nude Rush. They’re all quite pigmented and my instincts told me not to apply too much in one go. My favorite among the three is the Pink Crush because it gives that faint pink glow. I don’t like my blush to be noticeable because, for me, if you notice the blush, then it means I applied too much.
Currently, they have five boutiques all over the metro. You can visit them at ATC, SM Megamall, TriNoma, Sta. Lucia, and at Southway Square in Zamboanga. You can also purchase their products online by clicking here.
I would like to apologize profusely [to my sponsors] for not making a review within the agreed time frame. I became so busy with BBE that any blog-related concern had to be postponed. But I did tested these products while I was in the UK.
Everyone, I’d like to introduce to you this wonderful online shop called Taste Central, a retail partner of the famous deal sites, Deal Grocer. The people behind Taste Central describes themselves as a happy, people-pleasing bunch who are obsessed of one thing: Good taste. They’re tastemakers.
What I like about their aim is that they don’t just simply upload products and expect them to sell (Trust me, I know some online stores whose only aim is to make money… I find those really so annoying). The team behind Taste Central are very meticulous. They make sure everything, from the web experience to the details of the products that they are selling, will be presentable and beautiful.
Their website is very easy to use and, quite frankly, pleasing to the eyes. I had a lovely time browsing their website because all of products were all beautifully taken, clear and detailed. I had a hard time choosing which one I should buy first. Here are some of the items I loved:
As yoou can see, they’re all pretty but the item I loved the most was Heima’s Have Love, Will Travel wall art (first photo above) in teal.
There’s so much to rave about Taste Central, ok. But I think the best is the fact that most of the items in their catalog are 20-30% off! So, if you purchase the wall art directly from Heima Store, it will cost you PHP5,900 (USD144). But Taste Central is selling it for PHP 4,720 + PHP 100 delivery/shipping fee! I was able to save at least a PHP 1000, and we all know that a thousand bucks can go a long way. ;) Convenient and cheaper, without sacrificing good taste!
That sounds fantastic, how do I join? Joining Taste Central is easy peasy. All you need to do is visit Taste Central, click the Become A Member button on top and enter your details. You can also use Facebook and your DealGrocer account for a faster account set-up. It’s free, and if you invite your friends, you can even earn credits worth PHP 500!
By the way, Mother’s Day is coming. Do you have any idea on what to give to your mother? Check out their Mother’s Day Collection here.
Note: The item I purchased is semi-sponsored.
Bellabox March 2013
03/05/2013 Update: I have so many things to blog about, including the recent Big Blog Exchange contest + live draw, but there a number of pressing matters that I need to fix first. I don’t think I’ll be able to relax or think straight until the end of next week. Figured I’ll just share some of the entries that’s I’ve been meaning to post but couldn’t find the right time to do so (I am so OC when it comes to post scheduling).
Last November, I made a Vanity Trove review, a subscription box here in Singapore. And because I’m not a beauty hoarder, it took me a couple of months to finally consume the samples they given me. Now that’s done, I figured I can try the other subscription boxes in the country.
Bellabox is worth $19.95 and it’s cheaper than Vanity Trove's $25/month. You’ll receive 5 beauty samples, strictly 5 samples only.The box is small but pretty, which I love because it’s just right for my make-up.