Saturday, April 30, 2011

Beach Hut-ing it!

You know what? There is just no excuse. Simply no excuse for us not to apply sunblock! No excuse at all! Do you know the sun damages our skin? Do you how cancerous the suns UV rays are? And do you know that our skin is a one big chunk of a recorder of every sun exposure we had since we were kids and do know when we'll see it? When we're old, people!! When we're wrinkly, graying and disintegrating!!!

I am scared! I can't deal with wrinkles, sagging boobs and skin and deal with sun damage like sun spots... ALL AT THE SAME TIME! And I swore never to succumb to plastic surgery! Oh how I'm going to eat my words when I turn 60!

What? Lessen sun exposure? Lessen visit to the beach? Are you crazy?? I'm an island girl! I live in the most amazing tropical country in the world and I have plans of visiting every beautiful beach there is! I can't give that up!

Halt! I'll stop the drama because that will never be a problem. Ever since learning how the sun can cause not only instant but very lasting damage to my skin, I see to it I use sunblock everyday.

And guess what, the brand that gave you the spray sunblock has now topped itself and created a truly strong and effective sunblock.

Beach Hut MAX 100 SPF ++ Unbelievably Light Lotion Sunblock

MAX 100 SPF ++ Unbelievably Light Lotion Sunblock with Micronized Zinc Oxide Technology is capable of warding off UVA and UVB rays and ensure your skin is protected longer.

Sunblock is the first one that I apply after getting out of the bathroom before I go work. Driving exposes my arms, face and neck to the sun and I need to give these part of my body to more sun damage. I've my the sun spots on my dad's arms after years of sun exposure as taxi and truck driver in the US and it's very unsightly. Imagine if I acquire the same, right?

But applying sunblock can be tedious and icky especially when there's a need to reapply them. Lower SPF always been shorter amount of time the sunblock protects you. That's why I'm happy to know that Beach Hunt has SPF 100 and the consistency is pretty light and kind of matte against my skin.

No icky yucky (malagkit) feel and I don't have to reapply too much on a normal day.

Beach Hut Face Ultra-Sensitvie Hypoallergenic Sunblock SPF65

Having been addicted to peeling treatments, whitening procedures and skin care product, I never forget to apply sunblock. But when I vacay, I become a lot more conscious and apply it more than I use to. I'm glad that Beach Hut came out with an SPF 65 Face Sunblock as it lessen the number of times I need to re-apply my face sun protection.

Good thing that it's almost watery and get absorb quickly to the skin. Which is very important because when we're out for vacation, every minute counts and waiting for 20 or 30  minute for the sunblock to work takes too much out of the beach time!

Do you apply sunblock? Be honest! :)

Beach Hut sunspray and sunblock are available at your favorite Watson's store, SM Department Store and selected grocery stores.

P.S. Skin Patch test before trying any products!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kate did her own wedding makeup

Kate, now Duchess of Cambridge, did her own makeup! Hard to imagine but yes! And she did it beautifully! Anybody who would follow in her footstep will need to up the ante. :)

She went for a soft natural bronzed look, accentuating her eyes and brows. She complimented her smooth tanned face with a bronzer and highlighted the highest planes of her cheeks perfectly. Her blush seem oh so natural just like her lips.

My thoughts were she probably knew the best what makeup look that would suit her and what Prince William would like. She probably didn't want to look too different on her wedding day...

Overall, I truly admire her bravado for doing her own makeup. Proving everyone that she's indeed a future Princess of the People.

Word has it she was mentored by London's top makeup artist.

How about you? Would you do your own makeup on your wedding?

I wonder if she used airbrush or traditional makeup application for her foundation... Hmmm.. :)

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Sarah Burton, designer behind Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding Gown

pascal de segretain/getty image

It was finally revealed, minutes as Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, now wife to Prince William of Wale and Duchess of Cambridge hereon, emerged from the customized Rolls Royce limousine.

There's been so many speculation as to who will be the designer behind this royal wedding gown. But it came to no surprise when the world learned it was Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen designs.

It's been said that the wedding dress was the result of Kate's idea and Burton's unique interpretation of wedding gowns. The train is about 6 feet tall of ivory silk, mimics a blossoming flower. The bodice was covered in french lace while the veil was topped with a beautiful tiara made by Cartier, loaned by the Queen.

I can't believe that Prince William is now married. I could still remember the time I collected this pictures from teen magazines like Bop and Tigerbeat. LOL.

Congratulations to the the newest married royal couple!

photo credit here and here!

Yes, I tuned to BBC World News since 4PM and now it's almost 8PM and I am still tuned in waiting for the appearance of the royal couple at the Buckingham Palace balcony. :)

They did a double kiss!! waaahhhhh!!

Paul and Joe: Mom and Me Beauty Spree

While I can't spend this mother's day with my mom as she's having more fun in Heaven, I insist you Take your mom for some cosmetic fix. :) then give her with a cute Paul & Joe Lipstick. :)

And you know moms, when you treat her.. They often insist on giving you something nice, too. Mine was like that. :)

Call 8999331 to reserve a slot. :)

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MAC Quite Cute Collection 2011

It's quite all pastels for MAC Quite Cute! And they are making me giddy!

Cutie Eyeshadow X4:
Goody Goody Gum Drop Light white pink (satin)
Boycrazy Pale lavender with silver pearl (lustre)
Moshi Moshi! Pale white green gold (frost)
Azuki Bean Mid-tone dirty violet (frost)

Giggly, Miss Behave, Sakura

Candy Yum-Yum, Playing Koi, Play Time, Saint Germain, Quite Cute

Fashion Fanatic, Girl Boy, Bubble Tea, I U 

Naked Liner, In Psych, Boldly Bare

Zoom Lash

#7 Lash

ICe Cream Cake, Little Girl Type, Mischievous Mint

Lemmings: Saint Germain, Candy YumYum, In Psych, Sakura and Bubble Tea.

Product Review: L'Oreal Curl Impact Collagene

When L'oreal sent the Curl Impact Collagene mascara, I really just thought that it's another mascara. But guess what? It isn't.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Because I like well made shoes

I used to live in Marikina, the shoe city of the Philippines, it's such an amazing friendly and clean city that I loved living there. So when I got an invite to share an evening with one of the pioneering shoe store in the country, how can I say no?


Charm Travel Pro Version 3 Pre-buy is ON!

If there's any brush set that I would recommend to someone starting out, it's the Charm Travel Pro Set. Had I been that girl back in 2007 and knew what main brushes I needed to complete a rainbow makeup look, smokey eyes, neutral and those bronze J.Lo type of makeup looks.. There's a good eyeshadow brush, a pencil brush and a blending blush to create all those amazing looks.

There's the flat liner brush for creating those nice winged tips eyes. Not to mention the bent liner if you want something easier ways to create those wings. And no reason not to keep those brows groomed with the slanted eyebrow/liner brush.

I've always loved the face brushes of my previous Charm Travel Pros especially the stippling, concealer and angled blush brush. They never seem to let me down. Seriously.

And now the version 3 comes in a stylish black croc skin case and the handles are now black and the ferrules in super sleek fuchsia!

And it's on Pre-Buy Mode for only Php1,800.00! (with free B&M e/s sample, shipping excluded)

Now what are we waiting for? Version 1 and 2 are in the past.. Version 3 is here and it's on!! Let's head on over to Beauty and Minerals website and order ourselves the new Charm Travel Pro!

Obagi TruPeel Experience: Day 2 (The Morning After)

I looked up to a role model when I got my Obagi TruPeel... I thought, if Samantha Jones can pull it off, then I certainly can to!

Majolica Majorca Sugary Trap Collection: Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara in Brown

Dynamic length and eyeliner effect.
New chocolate covered liquid lengthening mascara*

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Obagi TRUPeel Experience: Day 1 (The Clinic Visit)

Obagi TruPeel is one of the latest procedure that House of Obagi offers. It's an intensive peeling procedure that will help anyone who is suffering from Melasma, uneven skintone and blemishes. TruPeel is for practically for everyone who suffered the mentioned skin problems. It controls the melanin and take away layers of the skin. After which you'll be left with a much smoother, much healthier skin. It is practically painless and very much tolerable. I only experienced warm sensation during the whole procedure. After that, it was practically just like a mask on my face.
My face prior to Obagi TruPeel

Lemming: Bobbi Brown Peony and Python Palette

Bobbi Brown released their Peony and Python Collection and they've been earning raves all over! I seriously am lemming for this. Bobbi Brown collaborated withe casual chic Tibi for this palette that sports of python and purple peony prints. Did you know that Bobbi love peonies?

Monday, April 25, 2011

CONTEST: Shen's Addiction and Penshoppe Giveaway

Three lucky winners will be enjoying these fresh scents this summer!!

Just like Penshoppe's Facebook Page and Share them to your friends!

To qualify, you must be:

a subscriber via email on my blog (subcribe here if not yet a subscriber!)
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send in your entries at shenscontest(at)gmail(dot)com!

Hi Shen,

Liked Penshoppe Facebook page and shared it to my friends.. See link here (you can send a link or a print screen)
I'm also a subscriber (insert email here)
a liker (insert fb name)
a follower (insert twitter name here)

 3 Winners 

will get a set of 3 Penshoppe Silver Label Body Fragrance in

Rock & Romantic
Bold & Dreamy
Fun & Fearful

Comment once you've sent the entry via email! :) One entry per contestant! :)

Contest ends on May 16, 2011!!

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Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek, So Chic!

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Blush

Pat, pat with a powder puff! Enticing sweet cheeks without fail.

No special technique needed for sweet cheeks! Rosy sweet and blush cheeks so enticing,
you can't resist

Swiped Puff de Cheek Peach Macaroon for a day of bonding with a friend

"If you wanna come across sweet and rosy cheeks, you won't be able to look away. 
So... what will you do?"
- Majolica Majorca Sugary Trap Collection

As promised, here's the Majolica Majorca Puff De Cheek blushes from the Sugary Trap Collection. Don't go rushing to your favorite SM Majolica Majorca counters yet.. these babies will be available on MAY, just in time when Summer is at its sweetest.. and uh! hottest! So, there's more time to save up in order to collect them all...

For the meantime, do check out what you might want to pick up first through the photos I took below..

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Strawberry Macaroon PK303
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Strawberry Macaroon PK303
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Strawberry Macaroon PK303
Puff de Cheek Strawberry Macaroon is the cutest fluffy cotton candy pink  blush. Great for balancing out smokey eyes or red lipstick.

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Peach Macaroon PK301

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Peach Macaroon PK301
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Peach Macaroon PK301
A tamer, much more demure version of NARS Orgasm, Puff de Cheek Peach Macaroon suits all skin types.

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Vanilla Macaroon (82)
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Vanilla Macaroon (82)
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Vanilla Macaroon (82)
Puff de Cheek Vanilla Macaroon, a subtle highlighter that will make your cheeks bones pop and thank you in the process. Swipe the satiny texture along the highest planes of your cheekbones and create a dewy fresh look. Are you dry skin? Use this instead as an all over setting powder to give your face a nice sheen.. not shine. :)

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Apricot Macaroon OR302
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Apricot Macaroon OR302

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Apricot Macaroon 0R302
I admit orange is not my strong suit and I stay away from it as much as I could. Fortunately, Puff de Cheek Apricot Macaroon is a sophiticated shade of orange. It sort of gives that glow effect once applied and not very intimidating in the least. Goes to show that if you never try, you'll never know. :)
Here's all of the yummy Puff de Cheek Blushes under natural light.


Puff de Cheek blushes truly surpass the term cute with its pastel tin can packaging and cute powder puff topped with a multi-color ribbon. The blushes are just the right amount pigmentation when used with its puff. Puff de cheek doesn't only give color but also a glow but without the unwanted shimmers and glitters.

You'll also want to keep this on your kikay kits. No worries about spills, scratchy brushes and contamination.

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