Sunday, May 19, 2013
When Smart invited me to Boracay to "Live All Out" I was scared that it will be about activities and sports. And so I warned Kim and Abbie ala Fat Amy, "Don't put me in for cardio." Besides, it was labor day weekend and I just wanted to have fun under the sun. Can you blame me? :)
But I was so relieved that the invitation was MY version of Live All Out.
Lounging in the beach, playing in the sand, drinking mojitos, pigging out on seafood and steak. But as expected, Smart had tons of activities for all people lucky enough to be there that weekend. Seeing as how people were these doing such daring things, I thought why not do one as well!
Like make sand angels! Bloggers were dared by Smart twitter followers to do some pretty awesome stuff and we all got to participate. At first, I wasn't keen on doing it but after seeing how much fun my fellow bloggers had, I got excited. And so instead of making sand angels... I became a bee!! :) I was so game to win, I flapped my arms like crazy ! So if you were watching the livestream, I'm sure you got to see how much I was making a fool of myself. LOL!
So to whoever tweeted that dare,
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Like a kid in a candy store, my jaw dropped when I saw the classic interior of SM Aura Department Store at Bonifacio Global City. You see counters made up gold and depp mahony shades, modern counters and products that have their own devoted spaces and still the familiar looks that we have all come to love.
Consider me a happy girl because despite the fact I love practically all the malls in Manila, SM has it all. Fendi Eau Fraiche is one of those, whom invited me in the press launch of SM Aura Premier and of course, the unveiling of this new fresh scent from this global brand.
But I will talk about the lovely scent of Fendi Eau Fraiche in a separate blog post. Right now, let me show you the brands that I saw inside the new SM Aura Department Store, focuisng of course on beauty and cosmetics. :)
For a week, you'll see Fendi in front of the entrance to celebrate the new scent they have.. a girlier more feminine and light scent, Eau Fraiche.
The return of H2O, the science of marine skincare, which I was told was here in the Philippines in the 90's. Not surprised they didn't last that long considering that 90's wasn't really the best time to launch a products as innovative as this.
Classic brands such as Elizabeth Arden who has launch it's Visible Whitening Line. I love how the packaging contrasts with the deep chocolate brown counter. It made the products stand out and the luxury seems more apparent.
Germany-based brand, The Makeup Factory si also in SM Department Store. Their main branch in BHS now has a little sister! Better check out their liquid liner and brow mascara. They are amazing.
Mainstay Maybelline Cosmetics will always be present whenever a new beauty department store will arise. And I like the counter at SM Aura a lot more posh. It didn't look too crowded either, something I appreciate a lot.
BYS Cosmetics, an Australian-based cosmetic brand, also made SM Aura it's home. And looking at how nicely positioned their products are, SM made it a priority for it's customers to have better counter-experience.
Za Cosmetics is also back! Seeing as how numerous cosmetics are making it's way back to our counters show that we are indeed more open to enhancing our outer beauty and the brands are taking another chance. I love the new Za packaging and I can't wait to try more products from their line!
This one precisely. Their True White. I've tested it and it seems promising. The light texture and scent got me!
Men gets a chance to look and feel good, too. Products for men are also available in the beauty department of SM Aura Premier. LAB Series is one of them, a range of skin care devoted for our better halves. It's as good as our top of the line skin care!
I spotted Deborah Milano, an Italian-based cosmetic brand. I haven't tried any from their brand so I can't say much about it yet. :)
Like I said there are the familiar ones you'll see and that includes the shiny counter of Shiseido with their brand associates always looking so polished and almost like a flight attendant.
Other brands such as Revlon, Max Factor, Cover Girl, Etude House, Tony Moly etc. and of course more skincare and scents. :)
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Yes, it's another nail polish review. I'm rushing this one just before the ends becasue I gotta tell you that you have to get this now! Especially if you're in to rock the season with a bright coral shade of nails.
T. LeClerc is totally making me love them for the past few collection. There's the pin-up inspired Spring shades of Loved By You Collection and now with their Summer givings!
Goyave is French word for the Guava, the face of the fruit from which this polish is inspired from. T. LeClerc definitely hit the sweet zesty spot of this polish because it's making me think of cool drinks, bikinis and lounging when I'm wearing this polish.
The wear isn't so bad either once I sealed it with a clear top coat. As you can see it's so bright and shiny that I'm probably making you ooohhh and ahhhhh like I did once I had it on!
Putting polish is always a great excuse to play with colors. If you've been hesitant in trying on bold shades, try them first on your nails. It's a great way to take your neauty experimentation to the next level without having to compromise so much.
If you're into bright-colored, summer-inspired nail polish shades, then better grab this one. You'll love the coral shades that seems to fit so well this season. I sure am glad I did! :)