Friday, February 9, 2018

Review: Marks and Spencer Lipstick


This lipstick is just given to me by a relative during Christmas season 2017. The case has a transparent plastic seal. It makes me feel assured that it is brand new. Written on the seal is Made from UK and Hypoallergenic. I am not sure if this available here in the Philippines. 





The Shade is Tea Rose. It has medium to full coverage. It is a creamy lipstick. 




The color is nice but my lips feel like burning when I applied it. Maybe there is an ingredient I am not used to. There is no list of ingredients on the case. It is not transferproof. It is a regular bullet lipstick. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Choosing A Dream Car is One Click Away


One of my dreams is to have my own car. Sometimes being a commuter is hard due to long lines to transportation tickets. Comfort is an issue since public transportation vehicles are mostly overcrowded and I cannot sit properly. There are times that I stand inside a bus. The smoke, pollution and rain also make it harder to commute.

1.     Style. I want car that will fit my personality. After all self branding is important. Part of self branding is the properties you have. I want a simpler one which is a sedan or coupe type of car. The color is also a factor. I want something that is not so striking so I would choose a gray one. The picture below is a sedan car. It is a 2018 Toyota Camry.

2.     Use or Lifestyle. The type of car will also depend on the use or lifestyle you have. If you are the type that moves many things or carry things in work then you might need a pickup.

3.     Safety and Number of people that will use it. For safety I prefer van or SUV because the case is huge or there is more space. In case there is an accident I will have more space and protection. If you have a family already and you are many a car with many seats is preferable.

If you have a toddler already it would be better to purchase a car with childlock.

I also want a car that has tinted windows.

4.     Budget. I really want a convertible one but budgetwise honestly I cannot afford it as of the moment. I also have this feeling that if I drive a convertible every day then people might think I am very rich then thieves might set me as a target.

Used cars have lower prices than new ones. However rumors are when the car is already used maybe it might need more repairs. It will be harder to use it if you do know nothing about car repair. I think the best option for me is to just buy a new one.


http://www.cars.com/ will help you find the right car for you. It also has a tab for research, videos and reviews and repair. Aside from new cars they also have cars for sale which are used ones.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Lip and Cheek Tint by XOXO TPS Skin


I received this Lip and Cheek Tint as a freebie in a makeup workshop I attended. It is slightly watery. It is pigmented and once it is dried it is transferproof. It is organic and FDA approved. I also like that it has an expiry date at the side of the label. It also has a plastic transparent seal. Most lip tints I see online have no seal. The taste is not so sweet and just slightly fruity.

Shade: Fidem
 



Click the video below to watch my demo of using this product:



Rating: (1-5, 5 as highest)

Color 4
Consistency 4
Transferproof 5
Taste 4
Overall 4

Friday, January 12, 2018

Review: Shawill Liquid Eyeliner Pen


I bought this brought for only P99 in Watsons after attending a Makeup Workshop where in the makeup artist teacher said it is a good buy. I became curious so I bought two. One for me and one for my makeup clients.

It is longlasting, waterproof and has a matte finish. As stated in the packaging it is volumizing because the pen is not too thin. It is pigmented and applies evenly.


Below is my video having a demo using this product


Thursday, January 4, 2018

ManilaMed's Brain Center


ManilaMed's Brain Center offers state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic equipment for checking on the the health of a person's brain. These include the Electroencephalogram (EEG) and video Electroencephalogram (EEG). They are used to track brain activities and record brain wave patterns. Small eletrodes are placed on the scalp of the patient and these detect brain waves. The brain waves are converted into signals and sent to a computer that records and prints out results.

Through this, neurologists can diagnose brain disorders and diseases including; Epilepsy (the most common disorder), Narcolepsy (sleep disorders), Alzheimer’s disease, Brain Infections and Hemorrhage, Disorders that affect Brain Tissues and Central Nervous System, Stroke,  Brain Tumor, Brain Death, and other conditions.


ManilaMed's compassionate doctors, dedicated medical staff, and modern facilities provide everything you need and deserve. We give our best to make you #FeelBetter


The ManilaMed Brain Center is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays (except holidays). For more information please call 523 8132 loc.
2822 or email: eeg@manilamed.com.ph  You may also visit our website http://manilamed.com.ph

ManilaMed's Eye Center


Keeping you healthy is our priority. That’s why we, here in ManilaMed offers you various state-of-the-art medical equipment and facilities. We strive to give only the best to you and your loved ones just to make sure to make you feel better.


One of those centers is our very own, Eye Center. The center is equipped with topnotch diagnostic machines that provide doctors with accurate images and measurements necessary for the patient’s treatment. Expert ophthalmologists will take care of comprehensive tests and procedures for eye care. It has various examinations under this treatment according to your eye care needs.

It includes, Automated Visual Field Examination, Biometry and Pachymetry, Yag Laser, Fluorescein Angiography, Argon Laser, and Optical Coherence Tomography. These comprehensive examinations are equipped with the smart and latest apparatus to check and find any deficiencies.

Our expert ophthalmologists will never stop until you are satisfied on your eye care. After several tests and procedures according to your eye care needs, they will guide, advice, and assist you on proper eye care to prevent another eye health issues.


You may visit ManilaMed’s Eye Center Mondays to Saturdays, 8 AM to 5 PM. For inquiries and contact information, call (02) 523 8131 loc. 2020 or (+63) 936 385 4374 or email eye_center@manilamed.com.ph . Visit now and check-up. Here in ManilaMed, we do only our best, to make you feel better.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Crave Healthy: A Snack for Pregnant Women

Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.

It’s NUTRITIOUS because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

It’s DELICIOUS because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus.

A healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women! A pack of Crave is worth Php 25.00 at 30 grams each. It’s available online at www.cravehealthysnacks.com, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Athena: No other milk understands you better


Women like you, who are always on the go, seek to strike a balance between work and personal time to be able to enjoy life to the fullest. That is why you need to stay fit and attractive, to look good and feel good whenever you can. You have unique needs that only women like you truly understand.

Introducing Athena, the milk especially formulated to meet your special nutritional needs. 

  • High Calcium essential for optimum bone health. It is also a source of Vitamins D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus – nutrients to help maintain strong bones 
  • Low in Fat so you can enjoy this beverage without the risk of high caloric intake 
  • Source of Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A & E and Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and promote optimum immune function. Athena, a delicious beverage made just for you. 

Drink Athena today! Athena comes in two flavors – Milk (180 grams – Php 130.00; 400 grams – Php 273.00) and Choco (180 grams – Php 130.00). It’s available online at www.athena.com.ph and in-store at Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, and Southstar.

Salu-Salo at the 5th Filipino Bloggers Network Get Together Party

It was a night of fun, surprises and sharing during the annual Get Together party of the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, last December 12 at Salu Restaurant in Quezon City. With almost 2,000 members across the country, FBN continues to expand as it provides a venue for Pinoy bloggers to interact with other members through discussions and posting opportunities from different brands and PR partners as moderated by co-admins Divine Reyes and Richard Mamuyac. MetroBuzz Bloggers, led by its admin Lariza Garcia, even made the event more fun-filled and exciting in its fifth year. 

 

(photo credit to David Ferro)

Salu, fast becoming a popular Filipino restaurant, serve as the venue where FBN members took the opportunity to share great food and drinks, games, and of course, stories and experiences among fellow online writers and influencers. The few hours of fun-filled event were not enough thus the next get-together of the group promises to be bigger and better. Another co-main sponsor is SvelT’i, a skin clinic that provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology. This yearly gathering is an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands also graced the event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years. Here are the sponsors and partners who made this year’s event possible:

   


Salu An all authentic Filipino restaurant. A journey to more than 7,107 taste bud experience. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saluresto/ 

Converge Offers bandwidth and transport services which include international private lines (IPL), domestic leased lines (DLL), multi-site interconnectivity (Point to Multi-Point), metro Ethernet and internet connectivity such as Internet connectivity services such as Fiber Internet, Cable Internet, Internet Cable TV Bundle, Cable TV, Prepaid Internet, Enterprise Internet and Business internet. The company also provides data center services such as network management services, multi-homed network, disaster recovery services, network redundancy solutions, 24/7 monitoring, co-location and local connectivity. Website: http://www.convergeict.com | FB: https://www.facebook.com/ConvergeICTOfficial/ 

SvelT’i Slim, Trim & Gleam Provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology. They offer non-invasive body and skin rejuvenation therapies to improve body curvatures and reverse the signs of aging. Website: http://svelti.com.ph | FB: https://www.facebook.com/sveltiph | IG: https://www.instagram.com/svelti_ph/

Unilab The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a market share of more than 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription, consumer healthcare and personal care brands in the country. Website: https://www.unilab.com.ph | FB: https://www.facebook.com/Unilab / IG: https://www.instagram.com/unilab/ 

  Dermcare is one of the Philippines’ leading skin, hair, and wellness centers. Escape from life’s daily stresses, and bask in pure body and soul pampering in their network of branches all over the country. Website: http://www.dermcareprofessional.com | FB: https://www.facebook.com/i.like.dermcare/ | IG: https://instagram.com/dermcarephilippines

Gardenia Delicia is Gardenia’s delightfully delicious surprise for the whole family. The best compliment to your favorite bread! Choose from 2 exciting flavors -Hazelnut and Milky Chocolate! Website: http://www.gardenia.com.ph | FB: https://web.facebook.com/DeliciaPhilippines/ 

JJEMM Service Apartment opened its 2-bedroom apartment last December 2016 to serve the short term stay requirements of travelers (families, balikbayan, couples and group of friends) to Bataan. The apartment is fully furnished and bedrooms are equipped with air conditioner. NOW, no need to worry about booking process and have your stay in the beautiful province of Bataan because JJEMM Service Apartment is now on Airbnb: https://abnb.me/EVmg/353UwdZLJI 

Novelina is an industry leader in the production of powder and cream hair color. At the same time, it also carries its professional line of hair care products which includes cream hair color, shampoo, conditioner, and rebonding formulas. Novelina is also the OEM manufacturer of hair-color for two of the world’s largest and most prestigious hair-dye brands being marketed in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, North and South America, as well as the Middle East. Website: http://tritanventures.com/tritan/ | FB: https://web.facebook.com/novelinacosmetics/ 

Porky Pit is a new Brand of Diancia Trading Inc, that will engage a business using a best part of lechon “Lechon Belly” in a theme of “Cebu Lechon on the Go” a Lechon in a Shawarma? So Filipino would not just eat Lechon whenever there is gathering but it is now on the go. FB: https://web.facebook.com/PorkyPitOfficial/ | IG: http://www.instagram.com/porkypitofficial

Cebuana Llhuillier is the Philippines’ leading and largest non-bank financial services provider specializing in pawning, remittance, and micro-insurance. Website: https://www.cebuanalhuillier.com | FB: https://web.facebook.com/cebuanalhuillierpawnshop/

PR Partners

 

  Trend Spotting Ads Consultation Agency uncover creative ways to reach untapped markets - whatever or wherever they may be, using alternative, aggressive yet more cost-effective methods. It also offers niche marketing with different media. Wherever are the right opportunities, Trendspotting is there to catch great results. FB: https://www.facebook.com/TrendspottingConsultancy/ 

  Mode Devi is the company behind ExperienceTravel.Ph which is a travel & lifestyle magazine for everyone and where you can share your own passions, and the travel, food and lifestyle finds along your journey. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ExperienceTravel.Ph/ 

  FuentesManila is one of the few full-service PR agencies in the Philippines. While publicity remains its core service, FuentesManila provides the following services to its clients: Publicity, Special Events, Online Publicity, Advertising, Media Monitoring, Creatives & Graphic Design and Digital PR. Website: https://www.fuentesmanila.com/ 

  OCI Group is a full-service agency ready to take on the challenge of the fast changing and demanding world of communications. The goal is to provide clients with strategic communications campaigns that are well integrated with client’s goals, responsive to the needs of client’s public and provide value for every investment entrusted to their team. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ocigroupph/ 

  Havas Media Ortega is the first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer. Website: https://www.havasortega.com 

  Perceptions, Inc. is a public relations company that provides PR counselling and various corporate and marketing communications services to business and industrial organizations, government institutions as well as trade and professional associations. Website: https://www.perceptions-inc.com/ Strategic Works, Inc. works with the possibility of making an idea come to life as they spot the hot buttons that unlock consumers’ hearts and brand success. They do Public Relations, Creative Services, Activations, Events Management, Digital Marketing and Advocacy and Social Marketing. Website: https://www.stratworks.ph/ 

  Catalytx is a seamless strategic marketing partner to its worthy Clients, committed to helping them build their brands and grow their business. As the name implies, Catalytx is a catalyst for provoking and inspiring change for the better and in becoming the spark that ignites and shapes the world. Website: https://www.catalyx.com/ 

  LeapOut Digital has the technical knowledge, industry experience and full access to hardworking digital tools required to deliver high- performance digital marketing campaigns for their clients. The Manila and Australia operations give LeapOut Digital the wealth of expertise and the full support necessary to create successful digital marketing programs for their suki. Website: https://www.leapoutdigital.com 

  PRC Inc. is an integrated marketing communications company with PR as its core competency. Our services include brand and corporate PR, mounting of media related events, tactical monitoring and crisis management. Website: http://www.teamprcinc.com 

M2Comms – As a PR agency, M2.0 understands that perfection doesn’t exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, it’s better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they’ll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness. Website: http://www.m2comms.com 

  MPlify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion in helping businesses reach its higher potential and thus amplify the business, and provide business solutions through various marketing strategies. Website: http://mplify-ph.com 

  Digital Circles is a digital marketing services PH firm specializing in social media consulting & organizing digital campaigns for brands & organizations. Website: http://digitalcircles.asia

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 Again, our big thanks and we hope to partner with you again this 2018 and years to come!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Skingenie Liquid Matte Lipstick Review

I bought these liquid lipstick online because I got curious when they said it is organic and locally made. I purchased two shades: Clueless and Never Been Kissed. The rest of the shades appear dark or red for me so I didn't buy them.



The packaging has a clear plastic wrapper.  They also place an expiry date on the wrapper. It contains 8mL. The list of ingredients is written on the case. It claims that it is cruelty free, paraben free and non toxic.

When applied on the lips it feels cold or minty. You have to wait for 5-10 minutes for sensation to go away. Honestly I cannot use this to my clients since it has a mint feeling which not all people might not like.

The wand is user friendly and easy to swipe.



What's good about this product is that you can put another layer after another without your lips looking weird or flaky. It is transferproof but it is not 'eatproof'.

Before eating
After eating
Since I am acidic. The color darkens after minutes or hours. It darkens all the more if I do another coat.


After over an  hour of wearing it.
Over all I like this liquid lipstick except for the minty feeling.

Rating 1-5, 5 as highest
Color - 5
Transferproof - 4
Coverage - 4
Long lasting - 4
Layer/coats - 5
Overall 4

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