Friday, May 31, 2013

Leona Lewis for The Body Shop

 Hey, gorgeous!

If you're updated with what's been going on with The Body Shop, then you probably already know that Leona Lewis is the brand's newest ambassador. 

I'm not too familiar with Leona to be honest. I only know one of her songs, which is Bleeding Love, and that she won UK's The X Factor some years ago.
With that being said, I was curious on why she was picked as an ambassador of The Body Shop since I know that the brand is passionate with helping Mother Nature and different communities around the world and that the people they choose to represent them share the same passion. If you wonder the same thought, then read below their press release and get to know Leona more!


February 28th, London. Ethical beauty retailer The Body Shop is proud to reveal today that British singer and global superstar Leona Lewis has become its new Brand Activist.

Seven years since her triumph on The X Factor (UK), Leona has twenty million album sales and a glittering collection of awards and award nominations, yet remains grounded and true to her beliefs. An animal lover and long-time vegetarian, Leona is the perfect partner for The Body Shop and its unique vision of cruelty-free beauty.

As part of the partnership, one of Leona’s first activities is to help The Body Shop and NGO Cruelty Free International in their joint, global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics forever, building on the EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics which comes into effect on March 11th this year.

Leona has also put her name to an exclusive cruelty-free make-up and fragrance collection, the Limited Edition Collection by Leona Lewis. Featuring 100% vegetarian cosmetics in fashion-forward shades, the Limited Edition Collection by Leona Lewis features quirky packaging with a floral deer motif, celebrating the fact that The Body Shop was one of the first beauty brands to use cruelty-free, man-made musk instead of musk derived from the musk deer. The Limited Edition Collection by Leona Lewis will be available at The Body Shop stores June 2013.

Leona Lewis says: “I’m passionate about beauty and I’m all about animal rights. As a result, I’m really conscious of where the products that I use come from. The Body Shop sells cruelty free, ethical products containing amazing Community Fair Trade ingredients. The collaboration is a natural fit!”

I've been hearing a lot of good responses regarding this collection that Leona did with The Body Shop that's why I was so excited to get invited to the media launch of the cruelty-free limited edition makeup collection. It was held last night at Maxims Hotel in Pasay.

Peachy Pink Sister Liz wasn't able to join me since it was her dad's birthday and there weren't much blogger friends in the event since this is more for the media people. They only invited me and a few other bloggers since we were LYB members. Unfortunately, I think I was the only one who was able to attend. :(

It started off with some introduction from Ms. Rols, the host for the night, and Ms. Jo-I.

Then there was a makeover presentation on how to use the new makeup collection.

They did 2 looks, a bronzed one and a girly pink one! I forgot to take photos of the gorgeous models though. But the pink one was based on Leona's poster which you can see in the photo above. The bronzed look, on the other hand, was applied on me as well on my makeover which I shall share with you later on this post.

There were makeup stations at different corners of the venue. I was very eager to try out the new range that I immediately sat on one of their stations for a makeover.

Here are some shots of the products inside the pretty makeup stations:

 Each gloss has a different scent!

 Isn't this brush super cute or what?

 The deer motif looks so elegant!

 Leona herself was one of the people behind this design!

 These eyeshadows are probably my most favorite items inside.
These are new and are already available in stores. But there will be a separate workshop on this I believe.

I got to swatch the 5 of the 12 available shades:

Super pigmented right? And they last so long too! *Kilig*

And on to my makeover!!

I got here straight from work. I only had my foundation, eyeliner, and a very bold red lipstick. My face probably looks decent on the picture above but my face makeup was already wearing off. I badly need to retouch... or better yet, a whole face makeover!

The makeup artist in charge of me was Analyn. She first cleansed my face and proceeded with my makeup. I got to try the newest BB Cream from The Body Shop, The Vitamin E Cooling BB Cream!

 Look! It didn't made my skin look greyish! It gave me an instant glow!

Since it was an evening event, we went with the dramatic eyes. Some bronzy, smokey look was made. She didn't bother to remove my red lipstick and applied one of the yummy lipglosses from the Leona Lewis Collection on top.

 And here's my finished look! Had to take a picture with Analyn as well. :)
 When I got home, I also took some selfie shots. 
Since I already have smoky eyes and bold lips, I think the blush is too strong for this look. I guess it was just too dark in the venue that's why the application was too much.

The night went by with chitchats, good music and delicious food and drinks.

 Even if I went alone and no blogger friends were present, I was accompanied by these lovely girls, Anne and Jayne!

And just like any other TBS event, I was able to take home a gift!

It was inside a gorgeous, pink box!

When i opened it, there was a CD of Leona Lewis containing her songs, 

and these products from The Body Shop!

 Yayyy! I got the newest BB Cream! I also got 1 of the new eyeshadows! And the White Musk Libertine is one of my favorite fragrance from The Body Shop too! I was a happy kid last night.

I so can't wait to try more of the Leona Lewis Limited Edition Makeup Collection. Are you as well? What do you think of Leona Lewis as The Body Shop's newest brand activist?


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Say 'AHHHH!' With NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist

Hey guys!

Here's a press release that Nivea Fans, such as me, would be interested about especially if you still have some outdoor activities lined up before summer officially ends. Be protected and feel refreshed with the first aerosol sunscreen and also join their exciting contest where you can win Php 50,000.00 worth shopping spree at American Eagle Outfitters or win Ray Ban Sunglasses!

NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist
Be Protected. Feel Refreshed.

Summertime in the Philippines just got more refreshing! 

One of the best things about living in a tropical country is that it’s practically 
summer all year long.  A quick trip to the beach is always an easy possibility – 
whether to get a tan, go wakeboarding and surfing, or simply relax for the 
weekend. Of course, it’s a must to apply sun protection to reduce the risk of UVrelated skin damage, but with the intense summer heat, it’s about time that 
sunscreens offer more than just protection.

Introducing NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist – the first aerosol 
sunscreen from NIVEA that combines immediate sun protection and pleasurable 

NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist has a unique cooling 
technology which leaves skin with a pleasantly refreshed and silky feeling.  Its 
continuous spray action releases fine droplets that give a non-greasy, even layer of 
sun protection all over the body, without feeling sticky or leaving white marks.

The aerosol spray makes it easy to apply and works on all angles so 
that even hard to reach places get protected. The pleasurable 
refreshing sensation delivers a burst of welcomed freshness, 
especially on really hot days. 

NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist is designed to 
provide sun protection in an easy-to-apply format so people can be 
free to enjoy sunshine goodness. Sun protection now becomes a 
refreshing pleasure!

NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist comes in 
200ml aerosols with SPF 50. It will is currently available in all 
leading department stores, drug stores and supermarkets with an 

SRP of PhP 550.00. 

SAY AHHHH! NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist SPF50 gives Sun protection a refreshing viral kick

          Tell us, can you #DoTheAHHHH? The country's top media and society influencers sure can, as they showed us how to act cool and feel refreshed during this year's NIVEA Summer Blast 2013 held in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan.

          For the rightfully curious, #DoTheAHHHH is NIVEA’s innovation for sun protection that’s made refreshingly fun through a video series capturing individuals in mid-sensation as they spray on and experience NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist SPF50. Reinforcing that sun protection can be surprisingly refreshing, it gives quite the new take to fun under the sun as it protects the skin from harmful UV rays while pleasurably cooling the skin.

          Individuals who live life worry-free under the sun will surely crave NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist SPF50. It hits two birds with one stone: immediate sun protection combined against the perils of extreme UV radiation exposure, plus a pleasurable sensation of freshness for welcome break from the grueling heat! This easy-to-apply aerosol leaves the body evenly covered sans the annoying white marks or sticky feel. Furthermore, the product's one-of-a-kind cooling technology, released through fine droplets in a continuous spray action, ensures an even, refreshing coverage.

          The two-day event spanned the gamut of various outdoor activities for its guests, but the NIVEA Summer Blast participants especially got a kick from spraying on their newest sun protection must-have, the NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist SPF50 – and they were caught on video! Housed on the official NIVEA Philippines YouTube channel (, and on its Facebook page (, attendees from the event were spotted in their best AHHHH moments as they enjoyed the refreshing feeling of NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist SPF50.

Now, think you're up to #DoTheAHHHH? Sure you can! Do your best AHHHH moment and you might just get a chance to get a P50,000 shopping spree from American Eagle Outfitters or win Ray-Bay sunglasses. Visit NIVEA’s Facebook page ( and click on the #DoTheAHHHH app for more details.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature 3 in 1 Eye Pencil in Blanc

Hey loves!

I finally found an affordable nude liner for my waterline! I wanted one to brighten up my eyes and a white one looks to harsh on the eyes. It's hard to find a matte, nude one that is affordable so I was so happy that I stumbled upon this pretty thing. Actually, I already had this product since November and I haven't blogged about it for some unknown reason. :P

Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature 3 in 1 Eye Pencil in 08 Blanc

I forgot the exact price but I think this is around Php 300-400.00.

Some details on the product from the website:

3 In 1 Eye Pencil

Intense colour and creamy texture with castor bean oil
The 3-in-1 Pencil, a sublime look with high holding power.
soft pencil for delicate and precise application of khol (at the inner eye), and liner (at the edge of the upper and lower eyelids), or, when blurred with a finger or brush, eye shadow. A smoothgliding texture that makes your eyes look intense from the first application and can be blended in with a finger or brush for effect and shading.

3-in-1 Eye Pencil contains all the natural benefits of Castor oil. 

Tested under ophthalmological supervision.

Below are more details listed on the pencil:

This is a very creamy, pigmented and matte eye liner. It contains 1.3g and has a shelf life of 12 months.

It says it's Blanc which is white but this is like a light beige one. Just see the swatches below:
on paper

on my arm

See how bold and matte it is? So lovely! 

And my eyes before and after I applied:


With the product

I kind of applied it quite messily. It would look better once I apply a dark liner or powder shadow below the lash line. 

This liner has a decent lasting power considering I wear this on my waterline. I reapply every 3 hours. 

I'm happy with this product and I highly recommend this if you're looking for a nude liner to brighten your eyes.

Do you use nude liners?
Have you tried Yves Rocher's Khol liners too?


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

GirlStuff Magnetic Nail Polish

Hey guys!

I've been curious on how these magnetic polishes work since the first time I saw one in a blog some months back. I wanted to buy some but I was controlling myself from spending money since I was unemployed until two weeks ago.

That's why I was so glad that GirlStuff was willing to give me two of their Magnetic Nail Polishes! They even let me pick which shades to get.

So here are the two polishes I got. Ice Queen and Pixie.
 I even chose different magnet patterns—one stripes and one spiral.

These 11ml polish + a magnet is around Php 250.00.

The photo above shows how these polishes are packaged.

At the back shows the ingredients list.

But you can check the back of the packaging so you can read it better.

The bottles are also labeled with the manufacturing and expiration dates. These polishes have a long shelf life of 2 years.
I like Girlstuff polishes since they don't have harmful chemicals which makes them safe for kids and pregnant women. They won't turn your nails yellow and quite affordable too!

So let's see what these polishes look like on my nails:

I used the spiral magnet here but it was quite tricky to determine which part of the magnet was the center of the spiral. :P

I even added gold tips on my nails to make them more regal. 

Ice Queen

 The spiral was easier to use and I got these bold stripes with 3 coats of the nail polish.

I'm so in-love with these items! It's like instant nail art!
For more info on GirlStuff, check out their Facebook Page. :)

 Have you tried Magnetic Nail Polishes yet?