Monday, March 31, 2014

New : Asian Secrets Lulur Facial Scrub (Press Release and Initial Review)

Hey loves!

One of my favorite body scrub brands now has a facial scrub! Asian Secrets introduces their Lulur Indonesian Whitening Facial Scrub!

I was so excited when I learned about this when I received this box last Friday...

It contained two tubes of this new product—a 50g and a 100g.

So let's check out what this new product is all about from their press release:

Introducing: Asian Secrets Lulur Facial Scrub

Following the success of Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub is Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub, another breakthrough moisturizing and whitening scrub by Asian Secrets, now specially formulated for the face.

Asian Secrets Lulur scrubs are inspired by a most luxurious ritual used by Indonesian royalty called Lulur, originally intended for the bride-to-be to beautify, smoothen, and whiten her skin before her wedding day. Lulur originated from the royal palaces of Java, Indonesia and products inspired by this traditional treatment are still used by Indonesian women, and in specialty spas today. 

A tried and tested beauty secret, many users of Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub have been clamoring for something that will give them the same effect on their face. Because the skin on the face is more sensitive, and requires special attention, Asian Secrets has come up with a formulation that is more delicate and yet equally effective in whitening and moisturizing facial skin.

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub contains Bengkoang (Yam Bean in English or Singkamas in Filipino) a traditional Indonesian whitening ingredient. Bengkoang extract has natural whitening properties and can make skin look brighter and more radiant, contains vitamins C & E which are known as antioxidants that can fight harmful pollution from the environment to keep skin healthy.

Similar to the body scrub, it contains Lulur beads that gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells to smoothen and give skin a radiant glow. It moisturizes and leaves skin with a light fragrant scent.

Why use Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub

Using Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub just 2-3x a week lightens the skin, making it fairer and whiter.  Women of all ages, especially busy women who are juggling family and household  responsibilities have little time to go to the spa for pampering and beauty indulgences.  Asian Secrets makes it easy and affordable to get that pampered glow right at home with Asian Secrets Lulur Facial Scrub.

Benefits of using the scrub
·       Lulur beads gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells to smoothen and give it a radiant glow.
·       It also moisturizes and leaves skin with a light fragrant scent.
·       Frequent usage lightens the skin, making it fairer and whiter.

How to use

Treat yourself to an indulgent Lulur facial right in your own home with Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub.

·        Put a small amount on your finger tips
·        Apply on dry face and massage in a gentle circular motion avoiding the eye area
·        Rinse with water
·        Use every other day for maximum results

I am glad that Asian Secrets released this kind of product. I am a fan of their Body Scrubs because they exfoliate my skin without drying... it actually leaves my skin soft! I just love them! 

What I like about this facial scrub is that it gives the same effect—helps exfoliate the skin and keeps it soft and moisturized. Plus, it feels gentle on the skin when used!

You only need a little to use all over the place and you can use it 2-3x a week so a 50g tube can last you a while, what more with a 100g tube!

The best thing about this is that the beads of this scrub is so small and fine that you won't feel that very harsh, rough feeling when you use it. But you still feel those tiny granules working their way to remove dirt and help exfoliate those dead skin.

I've only used this twice and loving it so far. I think I would still use a microdermabration scrub which I use once a week or every 9 days, and I'll pair it up with this new facial scrub which I will use twice a week. I'll see if this routine will work out well on my face. :)

Price & Points of Purchase

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub is affordably priced at Php70 for a 50g tube while a 100g tube retails for Php120.

Available at leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Have you tried this product yet? Do you love Asian Secrets scrubs too? Which variant is your fave? :)


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Vitaluscious Lipstick in Wine Wellness

Hello dears!

Here's a lipstick swatch for this Sunday evening.

Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Vitaluscious Lipstick
I bought this 3 months ago... I can't remember how much this is exactly but I guess it's around Php 200.00.

The shade is Wine Wellness.

It's in a plain black tube. 

Nothing too fancy but classy nonetheless.

Here's a closeup of the lippie.

A swatch on my hand

And on my lips

The shade does resemble the shade of red wines or at least the stain they make. It's like a deep, warm fuchsia that suits most skin tones. The texture is smooth and it doesn't chap my lips. It also lasts a while, probably a good 4 hours including light eating and drinking. It's a pretty good affordable lipstick and a wearable lip color too.


Crocs Stretch Sole: Designed to Fit Your Lifestyle (Press Release)

Hey everyone,

Just sharing a press release from Crocs. Thought some of you might be interested!


(Manila, Philippines) The world’s favorite comfortable shoe brand, Crocs, introduces yet another innovative product that will complement your active lifestyle. As part of its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Crocs is introducing the Stretch Sole collection featuring flats and loafers for men and women on the go. The Stretch Sole range is the first of its kind to include the innovative, new Fit2u TechnologyTM. 

With Fit2u TechnologyTM, the shoe is able to fit, and flex according to the way your feet moves within the day. What makes the Sole Stretch range unique is that it is enhanced with the signature comfort of CrosliteTM material insoles, and is built with a stretch cord and a four-way stretch canvas upper to maximize the stretch and flexibility of the shoe.

The Stretch Sole collection was developed for people with active lifestyles. For the ones on-the-go, attending errands, going to work, or even hanging out with your loved ones, it’s made for you to walk comfortably as you go about with your daily activities.

No other shoe fits, flexes, and frees your feet just like the Stretch Sole. The perfect match of the removable CrosliteTM material insole and outsole pods allows you to flex, stretch, run, and walk while providing cushion all day long, taking comfort to a whole new level.

Aside from taking care of the insides of your feet, its bright and neutral colors make it a stylish design that you can wear everywhere. Women will surely enjoy choosing from the different brightly colored flats, while men have different loafer options to choose from that are perfect for both work and play.

The Stretch Sole was designed for life’s every unexpected twist and turn, while providing the best comfort available only from your go-to comfort footwear brand, Crocs.

Stretch Sole Flat

Stretch Sole is an amazingly comfortable flat — no other shoe flexes, stretches and fits quite like it. A stretch cord links the outsole pods together, allowing the shoe to stretch horizontally. Paired with the stretch canvas uppers, this shoe adapts to your foot for a very comfortable fit. And of course, it has full-on Crocs comfort inside, powered by an articulated Croslite™ material insole. It may be the most comfortable shoe we’ve ever made — and that says a lot coming from Crocs.

Stretch Sole Flat Details:

· Stretch canvas uppers hug your feet
· Articulated Croslite™ material insole for cushion and comfort
· Crocs Fit2U technology™: a stretch cord links the outsole pods together, allowing the shoe to stretch front to back for a great fit
· Articulated outsole flexes with the motion of your foot

Vibrant Orange / Violet 

Espresso / Electric Blue 

Men’s Stretch Sole Loafer

Stretch Sole is an amazingly comfortable loafer — no other shoe flexes, stretches and fits quite like it. A stretch cord links the outsole pods together, allowing the entire shoe to stretch. Paired with the stretch canvas uppers, this shoe adapts to your foot for an incredibly comfortable fit. And of course, it has full-on Crocs comfort inside, powered by an articulated Croslite™ material insole. It may be the most comfortable shoe we’ve ever made — and that says a lot coming from Crocs.

Men’s Stretch Sole Loafer Details:

· Stretch canvas uppers hug your feet
· Articulated Croslite™ material insole for cushion and comfort
· Crocs Fit2U technology™: a stretch cord links the outsole pods together, allowing the shoe to stretch front to back for a great fit
· Articulated outsole flexes with the motion of your foot

Charcoal / Citrus 

Pewter / Electric Blue 

About Crocs, Inc. 
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and
children with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. The company offers several distinct shoe collections with more than 300 four-season footwear styles. All Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs wearers know and love. Crocs fans can walk in comfort wear in style with every pair of shoes, from the iconic clog to new sneakers, sandals, boots and heels. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 200 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world. Get social with Crocs –,,,

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Review : Canmake Perfect Stylist Eyes Palette in 06 Gelato Mint

Hey loves!

My favorite makeup product is the eyeshadow. I guess I've said that many times now. :P
I know many who doesn't wear eyeshadow because it's time consuming (especially if you prefer using two or more shades), some have difficulty finding what shade suits them, some eyeshadows tend to crease on the eyelids and ruin the whole makeup, and application can be quite tricky.

But I'm not one of them! Eyeshadow application is the best way to express your creativity when doing ones makeup and since I loooove to paint and mix colors, the little artist in me is always excited to do my eye makeup everyday.

And so I was super happy when I received an eyeshadow palette when I attended Canmake's Spring/Summer Collection launch.

Canmake Perfect Stylist Eyes Palette in 06 Gelato Mint

The palette is worth Php 640.00 which you can buy online via BDJ Box and Glamourbox, or at the Somera Boutique-Glorietta 2, Big in Japan Rockwell Powerplant Mall, and Digital Traincase, Ortigas.

I find this palette really cute because it contains mostly bright and shimmery shades. It looks so young, sweet, and fun! The clear plastic case and the princessy design adds more cuteness to it! I also like that the packaging is small and non-bulky. Perfect to carry with you when travelling! 

At the back contains a how to use guide. It's all in Japanese but there's an illustration which is very easy to understand. But just to make it easier for us to learn more about the product, here's some info from their website:

With just this one palette, you can create both natural-looking make-up that's perfect for school or work, and a more glamorous look ideal for going out!Offering the ultimate in everyday versatility, this new eyeshadow palette is something you'll definitely want to grab ♥

This moist powder feels great on your skin, achieving a highly-pigmented true-color finish.
A moist powder formulation, containing squalane(moisturizing ingredient or agent). 
Goes on smoothly and clings tightly to your lids, without shedding particles!
Just one application achieves a high-color finish that lasts and lasts without becoming dull!

Completely versatile, whether you want a lamé finish or a less glittery look!
Add translucent, luminescent lamé as a topping, like a piece of jewelry! 
Using it as an accent point looks even more stylish ♥

Recommended application method
Use the topping on your lower lids ⇒ Makes the margins of your lower lids look more moist 
and swollen, giving your eyes added impact and giving you maximum cuteness ♥
Use the topping in the center of your eyelids ⇒ For added definition and glamor!
No topping ⇒ Hold the lamé, for neat, natural-looking make-up!
Also suitable for school or work ♪

Choose your main color and alternate between the two styles, according to your mood 
"It's a short-cut! Nude colors that blend into your skin.
Achieve natural-looking make-up with the natural style (A→B→D)"
Perfect for school or work! Just a hint of lamé and color will achieve spectacular results in your everyday make-up!
It looks natural, helping you to perfect a neat, crisp make-up look!

"Break free of your tired, old make-up routine! Stylish, simple-to-use colors. Achieve glamorous make-up with the bright style (A→C→D)!"
Perfect for going out or attending special events! For bright, spectacular-looking eyes♪
Achieve perfect, pretty, elegant make-up that looks just a little different from usual!

Gelato Mint- An adorably refreshing color. For fresh, clear, translucent eyes ♥

It's available in 7 shades.

So as labelled at the front, you can create a bright style eye makeup using the mint shade as base and a natural style using the beige/peach shade.

Here's a closeup of the palette.

And it comes with a two-end applicator and unlike other free applicators, these are pretty good!

One end is a brush, best for the dark brown shade which acts as an eyeliner.

And an eyeshadow sponge applicator for the lighter shades.

Swatches of the eyeshadows
They have fine texture and are quite pigmented.

And I also took pictures of how I applied the eyeshadows in both styles that were recommended:

Bright Style:

Natural Style:

Both looks are so easy to do and they are very wearable especially this summer!
The eyeshadows can last very long if used under a good eyeshadow primer but without one, it creases on my very oily lids in a couple of hours... so just find a great primer and this palette is a keeper!

What I LIKE:

- Pigmented
- Youthful colors
- Packaging
- Fine texture
- Locally available
- Can create different makeup styles
- Easy to blend together
- Comes with applicator

What I am NEUTRAL about:

- Price
- This still needs a good eye makeup primer to stay longer


- None that I can think of

I'd like to try out the other colors too... or maybe try different palettes from Canmake. They just have so many cute products that I just wanna grab them all! But Liz and I are eyeing their newest eyeshadow primer. Hopefully we can get our hands on one soon. :D


Friday, March 28, 2014

Look Good and Feel Good with The Body Shop's Best Face Forward Makeover

Hey dearies!

Last Sunday, I got to try this new makeover service from The Body Shop—Best Face Forward.

I was invited to try it out and they asked me which date I'd prefer to take it, which TBS branch, and what kind of makeup I would go for. But before I go to the makeover itself, let's see what this service is all about from their press release:

So basically, for the amount of Php 1,500.00, you get to have a makeover and also get products from The Body Shop worth Php 1,000.00. You get to choose which products you want as long as it's within 1k. You also get to choose what makeup look you want to get. They've suggested 3 looks which I'll share with you in the later part of this post. :)

I booked a schedule at their Rockwell Boutique. I was going to the BDJ Box Social event in the afternoon so I thought that it would be better if I book it in a pretty close branch to that venue.

It was my first time to visit the branch. I rarely go to Rockwell and I usually just hangout with friends and eat rather than do some shopping there. And since I haven't been here before, I took photos of the place first...



 They've displayed one of their newest products, the Moisture White Eye Cream.

 And also the products they recommend for the summer...

The Vitamin C range and the Shiso range.

And I'm also digging this brochure. It helps a lot in finding the right TBS beauty range for you. You're free to get one if you like!

And I'm also intrigued with this new product—The Lightening Touch Universal Highlighter.
I think they launch this a few months ago...

 It's a liquid shimmery highlighter that gives a very natural glow. You can apply it on the top of your cheekbones and nose bridge or other places that needs highlighting.

 Here's the product swatch

 And when blended. It's has a light beigey tone so it looks natural and it's smooth on skin. But I guess I'll try it out in another time. :P

And let's go to the makeover!

Every participating TBS branch has this makeover station ready.

You can see the looks recommended as well as some of the products that will be used in the makeover.

Here are the 3 looks prepared by TBS along with the main products that will be used:

I picked the Bloom'in Pink look. I told them this beforehand, when I booked the appointment.

The makeover took a good 30 minutes. Shiree, my MUA, was super nice and we had fun chitchatting while doing the makeup transformation. 

And here are the before and after photos:

It looks pretty simple but the eye makeup was an attention-grabber! Hot pink is LOVE!

 First was a light pink base.

 Then did a sharp eyeshadow using Colour Crush Eyeshadow in Berry Cheeky.

And then applied eyeliner and mascara! 

I'm all made up and ready for the event! Thank you so much Shiree and The Body Shop!

And oh, I also took home these lovely products!

Here's a list of participating stores and their in-house makeup artists:

So book a session now (especially those who have events like graduations or birthday parties) and enjoy the makeover and the makeup goodies from The Body Shop! Don't forget to schedule your appointment 2 days before the makeover date!

If you avail this service, Tag/share with us your before and after photos! We'd love to see them. :D