Monday, December 05, 2011

HBC's 8 ways to a Happy Beautiful Christmas: Week 5

Happy Monday, everyone!

The eyes are the windows to one's soul. 
And through our eyes we can express our emotions more effectively compared to the rest of our body.
My eyes are my most favorite parts of my face that I like putting makeup on because I can pour all my creative ideas on them. I put various colors of eye shadows, eyeliners and the like.

One of my most essential eye makeup is for my lashes. 
When I graduated high school and decided to complete my stash of makeup essentials, the most expensive thing I bought was my eyelash curler (because I was traumatized when I bought a cheap one when I was around 14 or 15 years old... My lashes were cut off!). And of course it was partnered with a tried and tested (by my sister) mascara!

Beautiful eyes that steal the show. Treat your lashes to a week of TLC.

Do you know that mascaras existed way back 3,500 BC? Egyptians used bone and ivory as mascara applicators, and blended kohl with crocodile dung, water and honey to create the first mascara. They were primarily used as protection against eye ailments. Egyptians lined their eyes with kohl and used the mascara to deepen their lashes. Because eyes were believed to be the windows of the soul, they concealed them to ward off any evil spirits and bad energy. (Wikipedia)

A dab of mascara goes a long way. Whether it’s lengthening or volumizing that you’d like to achieve, choosing the right products to hype your eyelashes is essential to bringing out the star in you. If you’d like to sport a natural look, go for clear mascaras. They’re perfect for separating lashes without the risk of clumps. Colored mascaras highlight your lash features like San San Thick Lash and San San Long Lash mascaras. Before putting on your eye-opening makeup, caress your lashes with a curler. Ready to flash those tantalizing eyes? 
Take home the power of three by answering this week’s question:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, 
true or false and why? 

Oooooh... Very nice question.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this one!

Mechanics still remains the same! For new joiners, here's what you need to do:

Mechanics of the giveaway: 
  •  Open to Philippine residents only
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  • 2 Winners will win the featured products this week ( 1 for best answer, 1 randomly picked)

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* Winners will be contacted by HBC and their prizes can be claimed at the nearest HBC store.

Happy Beautiful Christmas!



  1. It is true that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder because every person has their own perception of what beautiful is. Some might just conform with the stereotypical type of beauty nice eyes, smooth skin, model-esque figure etc. While others might look skin deep nice personality,intelligence,same beliefs,same interest etc. which means that no matter how many people tell you your beautiful there would be a few who thinks otherwise. =)

  2. Answer: I believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s true to some extent since a subjective element can dictate personal preferences in beauty. But beauty is more than this. An objective element underlies beauty. It is found in balance and harmony, in proportion and symmetry. Everyone is born to be different and unique. God made us for a reason. He prescribed every single detail of our body. He custom-made our body just the way he wanted it, determined the natural talents that we would possess and the uniqueness of our personality. One person's definition of beauty is would always be different from someone else's definition. Basically saying that one person might think that a person is beautiful but another may not. Beauty does not always lie in looks for some people. Beauty should not come from outward adornment. Beauty comes from the heart. As for the beauty of a woman, it’s not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides. True beauty comes from within.
    Name: charmaigne grace gepana
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  3. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, each individual may find the idea of beauty in different things. defining beauty is completely personal. There is beauty in almost everyone and everything. not only physical, it can also be a human's personality and how they treat others. Anything can be beautiful. but only you can think it is... so yes, i think it's true, beauty is in the eye of the beholder..

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  4. It is a trick question. Beauty depends on a person's point of view, what one person likes, the next may not. Then again that same person may like something one day, and hate it the next day. It is not a question of how you see things. It is a question on how you take it.

    I can also call this question as an expression, for it simply means that beauty has no set meaning. Beauty is just purely observer-based. I can relate beauty to the saying, "to each his own". Because beauty can be interpreted by different ideas from different people, it can be according to his biased genetic, emotional, cultural, and social needs. Most people know they understand beauty, but it can be judged through each individual's mind's eye.

    In conclusion, there is no "right or wrong" answer in this big question. Every bit of answers given by people can be agreed correct due to their own opinion.

    Name: Pamela Jaira Flores

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  5. Answer: False. Beauty is everywhere.

    Name: Neysa Saguid
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  6. Answer:
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder in the sense that everyone finds beauty in different things. There is beauty in almost everyone and everything. It doesn't have to be physical beauty. It can be what's on the inside of a person, and how they treat others. The media is hung up on the physical aspect of beauty, making people think they need to look a certain way in order to be considered beautiful but that's not at all true. You know what beauty is by the way you define it. As for me,Beauty is in the eye of the beholder because what is beautiful to you may not be beautiful to me.Some people might say that he or she is beautiful but some people might say it is not.Beauty is up to one's preference.

    Name: Mary Jay Javier
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  7. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The answer whether it is true or not, is like how one actually defines what is beautiful from what is not. An OC person may see a blob of ink as a mess, but for an artsy fartsy, it’s a masterpiece. That OC person may see the other as a weirdo, and so goes vice versa. It’s all a matter of perception. Whatever it is to you that resonates as beautiful is the gage you use to see beauty. It can go far deeper from what the eyes can see. And so goes to EVERYONE having each of their own set of standards, having its own sets of reasons behind it. Beauty is just like the answer to this question, is deep within one’s own opinion—something we all have and no one has to question.

    Let’s take it to a simpler note, bakit ang mga kulot, hindi magkanda-ugaga magparebond? Tas ang mga straight eh inlove na inlove magpapakulot? Bakit ang boyfriend mo eh ang pogi pogi sa mata mo kahit na sabi ng friends mo eh hindi? O, bakit hindi mo type yung boyfriend ng kaibigan mo kahit na pinagpipilitan niyang pogi yun kahit na mag-FO pa kayo?:) Well, simply because beauty is in EVERYTHING. It exists and differs merely in the mind which contemplates them. It is still in the monopoly of the eyes which sees it. And that is what makes life more interesting. :)

    NAME: Khrizia Sarmiento
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  8. Answer: Yes, it's true!! beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well obviously we have different tastes. What appears beautiful to one person may seem ugly or not so beautiful to another. It is the person who is looking (the beholder) who has to form his or her opinion about what or who is beautiful.

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  9. Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? For me it's TRUE! Beauty is how we perceive it, What may be beautiful in your eyes maybe ugly to others and what could be beautiful to them could be ugly to us. Beauty is how we define it. No two persons think alike.

    Name: Lovely Joy Merced
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  10. Answer:
    Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. The media would have us buy into the lie that you have to be young tan rich and thin to be a beautiful person. Some of the most beautiful people I've known were none of the above. True beauty lies in the heart and in the spirit, and no amount of money, makeup, surgery or false fronts can compete.Beauty is as simple as a child's laughter ot the intricate pattern of a butterfly wing. It is natural and not pre constructed.

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  11. Answer: "True, beauty is in the eye of the beholder because whatever or whoever we look at, is beautiful because it is the creation of God. We only need a good attitude with our eyes through our mind."
    Name: Erlinda Sicad
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  12. Answer:
    Yes,I believe that beauty is in the eye of beholder.Different people have different opinions and preferences.I think beauty is in everyone.There is no difinition of beauty.You are the one to hold the answer for what is beauty.But let's face it,television as well as the media in general always portrays people of beauty; you must have a particular shape, face, skin tone, height and weight. They say it's the knowledge you posses and attitude, but in this world it's not about your manners or having the perfect attitude it's all about the look.Everyone reacts to a beautiful person far different from an average looking person.But in order for pretty to withstand you must have and acknowledge the ugly.The eyes sees the physical beauty but it's the heart that sees the beauty from within.

    Arra Morta
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  13. Hi, here's my updated links! Kindly delete my first entry! Thanks!
    Answer: True. I believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Different people have different ideas about what or who is beautiful. What one considers beautiful may not be beautiful in another’s perspective. Beauty is not only about a pretty face, a perfect shape or something that is appealing to the eyes. It is a feeling of confidence, a feeling of happiness about who you are and what you want to accomplish for yourself, not about how someone else perceives you. Inner beauty is supreme. Once you learn to love yourself, the physical beauty will show itself in ways you never thought possible. :)
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  14. Answer: "True, because for me it's not literally the eyes that's being pertained to by the saying, but the whole attitude itself of a person, that beauty can be seen by a person's personality and character which includes behavior and attitudes not only for her physical appearance, moreover oftentimes it's in the eye that one can read others attitude and emotions ironically."

    Name: Ricalyn Sicad
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  15. Answer: Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder because people have different perceptions which are dependent on their culture, experiences and environment. For example, thin women are generally considered attractive in America while curvy ladies are sexy in Africa. Hence, anyone can be beautiful in her own right.
    I'd really love to try San San Thick Lash and San San Long Lash mascara to enhance my looks because I believe that pretty eyes is one of the factors that makes a girl beautiful :)

    Name: Camille Quiambao
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  16. Answer:False,Because when we say beauty, its not always the look outside but also the inside..we also use our feelings before we point out, we also use our sense of smelling, sense of hearing, Maybe we can also say that beauty is in the eye of the listener:)

    Name: Kienes Damaso
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  17. answer:False, because I believe what Will Durant writes “All minds admire beauty but few minds wonder why”.Its not totally the eyes, not what we see, but also what we think or what we feel about something or someone

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