Friday, November 30, 2012

In Your Most Beautiful Version with Pond’s Age Miracle and Gold Radiance

They say that unlike women, men age better like wine. Like the true blue feminist that I am, there is nothing more that I love than to prove them wrong.

Because ladies, we too, can look better, even younger as we age!

Last November, 5, 2012 Professional Models Association of the Philippines and Pond’s, one of it’s co-presentor proved exactly that, when they celebrated their 25 years in the fashion and beauty worlds. Showcasing that together they can help look our best... now!

photo: Daniel Tan
Two pioneer members, Apples Aberin and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, are women who you wouldn’t imagine have been sashaying the catwalk for decades have been a loyal user of Pond’s Age Miracle! And it obviously have maintained that youthful look.

Another and I’m sure you will all agree is Tweetie De Leon, who still manage to look as flawless and lean as the first take in her role as Fey in Okay Ka! Fairy Ko! Meeting her a year ago proved that women do age gracefully and even exceeding natural expections. And seeing her again at the event proved that aging is road we can choose not to take.

Women work hard everyday, for their careers, their family and of course, in the way they look. We can only thank our predecessors for having the foresight to give our generation the best in order to care of ourselves. We all know that eating right, having a fit lifestyle can only do so much. Day to day skin aggressors don’t make our skin immune to its harmful effects and that Father Time always try to catch up with us.

source: Daniel Tan
That is why Pond’s gathered ladies belonging to PMAP who are also an avid user of Pond’s Age Miracle and Gold Radiance, and  formed the Magic 6, Marilen Faustino, Mika Lagdameo-Martinez, Apples Aberin, Rissa Trillo, Tweetie de Leon, and Ornussa Cadness. 

Six women who we can look up in terms of beauty and lifestyle. A veritable inspiration that we, too, can achieve an immortal beauty or something that closely resembles it.

Defying gravity, the law of nature? I think not. I think of it as a miracle, a Pond’s Age Miracle. Although I am not in rush to use an anti-aging line just yet, seeing these ladies looking the best version of themselves convinces me to take my skin care seriously. Pond’t Age Miracle or Gold Radiance could be exactly what I’m looking for. Best of all, Pond’s don’t break the bank. No $150 cream here,  no hard sell.. the truth is staring right us in the face.

credit: Pond's Philippines Facebook Page

Credit: Daniel Tan

Looking your best... right now, has never been easy and never this fun. With the formulation of Pond’s Age Miracle’s Cell ReGen that fights the aging process effectively, it’s not impossible for us to look 10 years younger! And with Pond’s Gold Radiance, nobody would even dare to say that our skin looks life and lifeless.

In just 7 days, you’ll likely to see results and just might be one of the “Batch of Beauties” Pond’s just launch on their facebook page! Now if that isn't a testament that we can look our best, no matter what age.. I don’t know what that is. Be part of Pond’s Philippines Batch ofBeauties!

Start your Pond’s Age Miracle or Gold Radiance right now. They have special promos that you won’t be able to resist:

credit: Pond's Philippine's Facebook Page

  1. A make-up brush set is now available in all leading department stores (Robinsons, Landmark, and Gaisano) for every P500 worth of purchase from the Pond’s Age Miracle, Flawless White, or Gold Radiance collection.
  2. Holiday Gift Set for only P699: Buy 1 Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream and Get a FREE Pond’s Age Miracle Facial Wash 100g worth P220.

When was the last time someone said you look younger than your age? Has it been awhile? Then, methinks we should stock on either Pond’s Age Miracle and Gold Radiance!

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Photos of the PMAP Event credit: Daniel Tan Photography

Charm Makeup Brushes at the St. James Christmas Bazaar

All my girls from the South, it's Saint James Bazaar once again! Which  I think once of the best bazaars during the Holidays. It's impossible not to take home bags and bags of goodies. One of which was Charm Makeup Brushes. I remember buying the first pink retractable they came out along with some of their holiday brush set. :)

And again, Charm will be there and having some fab promos! :)
Scroll down and find out what you can put on your list this weekend shopping time!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream in Light Ochre | A Different Kind of BB Cream

They say that trials come and go and that we just have to hang on and believe that the next day will be better. I've been really negative for the past few weeks with work taking its tolls and a number of things adding to it... But remembering that tomorrow is another day... well, it helps me in keeping my sanity and at the least, hopeful that I do better.

That's why I appreciate all the things that come my way, no matter how little and especially when they're big and unexpected. Just recently, Beauty Box Corp. sent their latest acquisition to me. They gave me tons of goodies from land of the rising sun and quite possibly the chicest country in Asia, Japan!

One of which is the brand Fairydrops, which compared to K Palette is a bit loud and quirky. The Packaging alone makes you think of night life in Tokyo. Founded by Aya Yasuda, a Japanese Anchorwoman in MLB LA, have always wanted photogenic eyes and face.

I honestly can't imagine why because she's gorgeous. She reminds of those Korean actresses. But I guess like all women, we all try to improve our looks and along the way, find the best solution to address it. Aya Yasuda took it to her own hands and created her own line of makeup. Quite easy since her father was one of the top 10 business conglomerates of Japan.

One of those products under Fairydrops is the Candy Bar BB Cream which I got to try:

But before I talk about Candy Bar BB Cream, here's what Fairydrop's got to say about it:
What it is:
A BB Cream that makes skin look flawless even while on camera with 5 treatment essences
5 kinds of treatment essence to moisturize and for healthy glowing skin: Hydrolyzed Collagen, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Jojoba Seed Oil and Panthenol
This oil-free, waterproof and lightweight formula BB Cream has micro-gold pearls that hide scars and freckles, diffuses light to hidewrinkles and smoothens and softens skin 
What else you need to know:
No SPF. SPF gives off a white cast when one is photographed
Doesn’t look flat on skin
Comes in two shades: Ochre and Light Ochre 
How to use it:
Apply a small dab to your cheeks, forehead, and chin.
Spread with your fingertips or with applicator sponge
Apply loose powder to set it
Let sit for a few minutes if one wants to build up the coverage to avoid it from caking
What I love: (at least on makeup front and not on it doubling as skincare)

  • Light Ochre matches my skin tone! And you know how hard that is to say about BB Creams
  • The sponge applicator makes it easy for me to apply the cream
  • Provides light to medium coverage
  • Stays on for hours (despite oilies seeping through)
  • Dries into a semi-matte finish
  • Great at controlling the redness on my face
  • Can skip concealer if you don't have very dark blemishes or pigmentation.
  • Brighten skin easily
  • Come in a cute packaging (always a +, if not entirely important)
  • Photographs well (as you can see on the photos)

What I don't:

  • Like other BB Creams, oil control is still not it's best feature.
  • Can be quite expensive to some. This cost Php1550.
  • Shades are limited to fair to medium skintone.

If you're iffy about sponge applicator due to hygiene or that it wastes too much product, you can just twist the cap and use the nozzle.

Personally, my radar isn't really on a look out for BB Creams. Thanks to this blog that I get to try them and it seems you, my dear readers, are interested in BB Creams. So here I am trying it for you all and I'm glad to report that it's a great product to try. If money isn't an option and you think that (like me) makeup is worth every penny, then I can say that this one is. Especially is you're the type who loves Asian-made cosmetics like BB Cream.

BB Creams continuously take over the beauty industry and with every brand that comes out, we (or at least a big chunk of beauty lovers out there) clamor for the next one, especially when they have add-on features just like the Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream with it's sponge applicator and micro-gold pearls for better coverage.

Have you tried Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream? If not, I think this is worth putting on your wishlist this Christmas. :)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giveaway: Win Coloud Kick and Pop Headphones

This post is way overdue. But better late than never. Life been pretty good lately, not spectacular but definitely good. Sometimes, you just have to look what you have closely and not complain so much. We tend to be our own bully sometimes and it's not fair when we always fight for our rights. Looking into my life, I find that there's so much blessings. And the fact that I get be an avenue to share things with you and give stuff away.. who says life isn't good?

Digits Trading was nice enough to allow me to give Coloud Kick and Pop Headphones to 2 lucky readers of Shen's Addiction! :)

How to join? Just follow the necessary requirements on the rafflecopter! :)

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Remember! Best answers win! :)

Good luck everyone!!


Aubrey Guevarra - Coloud Knock Headphones
Checkay Gonzaga - Coloud Pop In-earphones

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Unboxing: Glamourbox November | East to West Beauty Try-outs

What's inside my GlamourBox?

Something amazing! Lot's of it!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Snoe Beauty Rouge Deluxe Lipsticks | Photos, Swatches, Review

Rouge Deluxe Complete Lip Care is another addition to the growing family of Snoe Beauty brand. It's a satin-textured lipstick collection that provide rich color, lasting pigmentation and moisture. It has argan, sun flower, macadamia, grape seed, avocado and rosehips, oils that's been proven to be therapeutic and nourishing. It's void of parabens, sulfates, petroleum, synthrtics, fragrances, dyes and other harmful ingredients.

While swatching these new addiction to my lipstick army, I was surprised with how soft it applies. The slip was spectacular and amazing pigmentation. And when I used it (Precious Pout), I was surprise with how long-lasting that it left a tint on my lips.

Read on and find out more about these lippies.

Ready for the swatches?

Heavenly Pink is pale cool pink lip color, almost like MAC Pink Noveau but lighter and Bobbi Brown Bikini Pink but more pink. It's a playful shade, although I'm not sure exactly if I'll ever make use this color except for avant garde looks.

Precious Pout is a mid-tone mauve pink lipstick that is brighter than it looks. It is surprisingly a bright lipstick once I applied it on my lips.

Just Peachy is a bright red orange lip color that perks up any room. It's almost like MAC Lady Danger and just a more red than MAC Morange with a shiny finish.

Chili Pepper cherry red lip color that shows hot pink just tinge on my lips. It's extremely pigmented and leaves a whopping tint, you'd think you ate those candies. 

Vintage Rose is deep mauve lip color that goes well with all skin type. It's like MAC Cosmo but cooler and has more pink tone.

Bite Me is a deep plum lip color, almost black, and is limited edition. It was released just right on time for Halloween and Fall. Black, deep purple, burgundy and plum shade are great colors for this season and I think this is the time that you should try rocking it.

Overall, it's a good collection of lip colors. it's made with natural ingredients and provides lasting color. The color selection isn't so bad either, it's actually both feminine and adventurous.

And oh! Good news! Snoe Beauty is now available in SM Hypermart, Pasig! Yey! :)

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Available at SM Center - Valenzuela, Trinoma-Landmark Dept. Store, SM CIty Fairview-Cindelrella, Glorietta – Cinderella, Robinson’s Place Ermita – Cinderella, SM Megamall-Cinderella, Robinson’s Galleria, SM Center – Pasig, Market MarketSM Center – Las Pinas, SM Center – Muntinlupa, Festivall Mall, Alabang Town Center – Cinderella, Shopwise San Pedro, Salon 28 – Pacita road San Pedro, SM City Sta. Rosa, Robinson’a Place Dasma, Gaisano-One Pavillion Mall – Banawa, KCC Dept. Store, Island City Mall Dept. Store.

Snoe Beauty Event: The Past, Present and The Future

Journey to Past , Present and Future of Snoe Beauty Inc.

From it's inception just shy of a year ago, Snie has grown to be one of the most promising and definitely one brand that keeps it's promise. As loyal client, I am just happy to see it grow and now giving us more products that provides solution to our life style.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Guerlain Cosmetics Fall 2012 Collection

The Holidays are full of tawny eyes and rich luscious lips, Guerlain makes it more sensual and exciting for cosmetic loveers like us with this new 2012 Holiday collection.

Olivier Enchaudimasio, Creative Director for Guerlain, gives women another reason to play around with different looks to invest ourselves. For this season, he's bringing us something fun, playful but still have that hint of sensuous appeal. Dressing for the Holiday has never been this fun.

Rose Aux Joues

Women change their outfit, lipstick and handbag each day - so why not their blush? 
Vibrant colour duos allow you to surprise yourself and invent your beauty every day. Coordinated with lipstick or in clever contrast. Anything goes. 
A luxurious case in the House style. A colour pair with a dominant shade to make cheekbones blush. And its smaller counterpoint for a savvy mix or a striking juxtaposition. The dense, tapered brush glides easily and precisely over the skin on application. Shade, colour, sculpt and succumb to emotion… Rose aux Joues is a must for all women who have decided to have fun with colours in total freedom and seduction.

Rouge G

"The liquid texture glides gently over the lips. It’s so sensual! From the very first stroke, the intense colour merges with the smile to become one with every woman. The colour becomes matt in a few moments and reveals its superb qualities. Non-sticky, non-drying and non-feathering, this luxurious texture is a waking dream and remains so for hours on end for all women in love with colour. A formula with rejuvenating and smoothing benefits that are perceptible on application and over time, day after day.

What more could you ask? To ensure its rejuvenating properties, the star ingredients of Rouge G are back: hyaluronic acid to smooth and plump the lips and tiger grass, or Centella asiatica, known for stimulating collagen synthesis and boosting the firming process*. Guggul resin, used in Ayurvedic medicine, was chosen for its smoothing action. With all of this in mind, you won’t be able to get enough."

Guerlain is available at Rustan's Department Store Nationwide.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Back to Balance Juice Cleanse Helped With My Skin

As much as I would want to say that I live a healthy lifestyle, I can't. A better way to describe is that I'm a bacontarian, junkitarian, fastfoodtarian and I enjoy dessert a lot. I am in no way within the vicinity of healthy. When I did the before the big Day Program with Nadine Tengco, it was probably one of my most proudest moment.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to keep the weight at bay. It was so damn hard.... Although I try to eat healthy, it's just not within the purview of my lifestyle to keep having veggies as my diet. First off, I don't eat vegetable.. at least not like a normal person. I eat only a handful and it depends on how it's cook even. It's a sad fate I know but that's the story of my life. Please don't hate me...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Majolica Majorca's Cream de Cheek | A Glimpse (Mini Review, Swatches and Photos)

I just love the holidays! Makeup collection becomes a lot more festive and just exactly that is the 35th Chapter of Majolica Majorca, Circus Ecstasy! Unlike other Holiday collection,I love how MJ keeps their personality while still keeping everything wearable.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Makeup Look: Bronzed Eyes Sweet Lips | Charm Sonia Travel Pro Makeup Brush Set

The reason why I've always favored the Charm Travel Pro is it's ability to provide me with all the brushes I need to create a complete makeup look. From blending the eye shadow for smokey or natural makeup look, to contouring and highlighting my cheekbones. It practically has everything you need.

That's why I didn't backed down when a friend challenged me to use only Charm Travel Pro Makeup Brush Set. She's just not convinced that she'd be able to use all the makeup brushes in it and find it "too many". Well, CHALLENGED ACCEPTED, I say. :)

This look was done solely using Charm Sonia Travel Pro Makeup Brush Set

Face brushes:

1.  Foundation Brush - great for applying moisturizer, primer and foundation (duh!).

Tip: To avoid brush streaks, try patting the brush instead of sliding it away or downward.

2. Duo Fibre Brush - one of the most versatile brush. Good for foundation using the stipplling method, for applying cream products like cream blush or cream/liquid bronzer and of course for powdered products, too.

3. Powder Brush - great for pressed powder, setting powder, HD powder, blush, bronzer and body glitters.

Tip: To avoid moving your foundation, pat the brush onto the face instead of swiping it. Dust lightly to remove residue.

4. Concealer brush - use this to apply all sorts of liquid to creamy products. The tip is very precise to conceal specific spots.

5. Angled Blush Brush - doubles as a contouring and blush brush. This compact and quite precise angled brush makes it easy for me to contour my cheekbones and to apply blush in a more defined manner.

Eye Brushes: 

1. Wet/Dry Eye shadow brush - great eyeshadow brush. The best by far from local brands I've tried. Picks up products well and it can be used for foiling method.

2. Angled Shadow Brush - makes those shadows appear more cats eyes and create the outer V flawlessly. Use this also to contour the bridge of your nose.

3. Blending Brush - Use this to apply cream products if you want a more softer feel and lighter pressure. It can also be used to set eye concealer.

4. Pencil Point brush - create a false crease, define the lower lash line like a pro with brush.

5. Flat Liner Brush - Use this either as a brow definer or eyeliner gel applicator.

6. Bent Liner Brush - a PRO MUA favorite. Bent liners are often mistaken as broken but it's actually one of the bet tool. For drawing in those winged liners to drawing in designs for body and face painting. You'll love the precision of this brush.

7. Eyebrow Defining Brush - one of the best brow brush I've used, it picks up products well and deliver it precisely on the brows. It's stiff and tough as it should be. Don't use this to line your lashline, this is not for gel liner.

8. Brow Spoolie - great for grooming brows or removing excess mascara for a more softer and natural look.

9. Lip Brush - Great for applying all kinds of lip brush. It's so precise, you don't need a lip pencil.

Yes, my friends also agree that I can go infomercial when I talk about Charm, but I just just can't help it. When something is really good, worth every single penny you earned, you just rave about it.

Products used:

Palgantong Ceramic Face Primer
Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation
The Body Shop All-In-One Face Base 05
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 04
The Body Shop All-In-One Cheek Colour in 03 Flushed
The Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit 02

Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Shore
The Body Shop 4 Color Eye Palette in 01 Smokey Copper
Bobbi Brown Long-wear Eyeliner in Mahogany
Maybelline Eyestudio Drama Gel Liner
Sleek Lash Out Mascara

Nyx Xtreme Lip Cream in Strawberry Jam

Have you tried Charm Travel Pro Makeup Brush Set? Let know how it was and let's talk about it on the comment box below!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Shopping via Globe #GCASHAMEX | Win Clarisonic and Urban Decay Naked!

If you've never tried shopping at Sephora, well now's your chance!

With Globe Gcash American Express® Virtual Card, online shopping in the Philippines just reached new heights. Gone are the days that we're limited to buy anything we want. Seriously, now we can have it all! :)

As a veritable beauty addict, my love affair for cosmetics and skincare have always been a top most priority. I still remember shopping at wee hours of the night online shopping when i first got my credit card.

But it wasn't always see. I ran through some problems.

  • Some shops didn't accept our local credit cards
  • Some shops wouldn't ship here
  • Shipping via known couriers were expensive
  • Some of the things I bought got lost (or stolen in transit)
  • Post office charges too much tax!

But GREAT things come to those who patiently waits!! I can now shop from Sephora,,Target, Amazon and all!!! All thanks to Globe Gcash American Express Virtual Card®. Thank God I've been a GCASH member since it started and that I'm a Globe Postpaid Subscriber  It made made this experience a whole lot easier. Let me share you my story!

I just finally got myself the Makeup Forever Flash Color Case and a new Urban Decay Naked Palette 1! :)

And look what I got for you!! EXCITING!!

But before I tell you how you can win these goodies, I'll tell you first how I was able to buy them!

*You need to be a Globe GCASH subscriber before you can apply/sign-up for GCASH American Express Virtual Card.

Step 1: Log on to and sign up!
They've got one month fretrial so grab that chance now!

Step 2: Go to Globe Business Canter for your KYC requirement.

The only physical thing you would do is go to a Globe business center for their Know Your Customer requirement (This is important and you can't skip this!). They just have to meet you and know you're an actual person and you're good to go. Postpaid subscribers have it easy since they can just confirm their account by calling the Globe hotline. So if I were you, you're already at Globe, enroll for a postpaid account, too!

Oh! And don't forget to load up your GCASH wallet. :)

Once you've signed up, you'll receive a Globe Gcash American Express® Virtual Card Wallet that will contain all the details you need to shop. It will have your new AMEX Card number, card Expiry Date, US Address, US telephone number, My Shopping Box Login name and password.

Wonder where you'll find the security code

You can find that typing *143#:
Press 8 for GCASH

Press 2 for Request/Change Security Code

You'll receive a notification that will contain your security code -->

If you're on iPhone or Android, just download the Globe GCASH App. :)
You can change you security anytime to avoid card fraud. how cool is that?

My experience: It was so easy to sign up! I thought I was going to have a hard time but within the day, I was able to register and got my virtual wallet via e-mail. I didn't waste time at all and immoderately browsed

Step 3: Shop and pay with your Globe GCASH American Express® Virtual Wallet!

My experience: II visited, logged on to my account, chose the items I've always wanted to get for myself (and for my readers!), typed in the details needed using my Globe GCASH American Express® Virtual Card, then clicked PAY! That's it! So convenient and doesn't take so much of my time. All I got to do know is wait for my items to reach My Shopping Box US Address! :)

Step 4: Ship and pay for your products to arrive at your Philippine address!

My Shopping Box will tell you right away once your order's been shipped and you'll just have to choose how you want it to get to you, AIR or SEA. Choose Air if you want your products to arrive faster, SEA if you want it cheaper (but these can take a month). Pay also using your American Express account! :)

You can either choose sea or air. If you're not in hurry, you can xhoose sea. But i recommend air only because it's faster. Expensive, yes. But at least, you'll get your items almost immediately.

That's it! You're done! Globe GCASH American Express Virtual Card Wallet will definitely come in handy this BLACK FRIDAY SALE when US Stores go CRAZY!! :) You can now justify getting that

Here are some of the stores that have successfully accepted




GADGETS,,,,,,, iTunes (both US and Philippines)

MISC,,, (sports)

I still can't believe that I was able to shop at Sephora! I thought I'd forever rely on relatives to get me products that I want, when I want it. We all work very hard for a living, once in awhile, we want to reward ourselves for a job well done... or simply just because we really want something. It's makeup for me and it could be many million other things for you. The bottom line is, it's now all possible!

I can now buy the lens I've always wanted for my camera, I can now contemplate on saving up for an airbrush machine and I can get Urban Decay Products as soon as it comes out! How great is that? :)

I am just in awe at this point and I'm still reeling! And thanks to Globe GCASH, I can also share this wonderful experience with you guys! They've asked me to purchase some items that I think my readers would love and of course, I did just that!

What's the first thing you're going to buy with the new Globe GCASH American Express Virtual Card?

To Join:
  1. You must be a GLOBE Subscriber/user (with valid number)
    • Answer the questions  What's the first thing you're going to buy with the new Globe GCASH American Express Virtual Card? Type them at the comment section below.
    • Include Name and valid E-mail!
    • Links to the social media requirement below
  2. Share your answer via Facebook, include link to this blogpost! Follow and Tag
    • Example: "I can finally buy an iPad with the new Globe GCASH American Express Virtual Card!" (link to this blog post)"
  3. Tweet your answer, follow and tag me (@shensaddition), hashtag #globeamex and bitly link to this post!
    • Example: "I can buy an iPad! Thanks to #GcashAmex! Read all about it @shensaddiction's blog (link to blog)."
  4. For Philippine residents only.
  5. Winners must be willing to meet-up to claim the prize. Winners outside Manila will shoulder shipping fee.
  6. Contest ends on November 29, 2012, 11:59pm

There will be two winners, 
Winner of Clarisonic Mia worth $119!
Winner of Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 worth $50
Best answers (2) wins!

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