#GetLippieTuesday: Cosmo Girl Edition

A few weeks ago, there was a crazy article on my feed about how EOS lip balms were causing all sorts of allergies (read about it here and here). The hot topic got me and Cosmo’s resident beauty girl, Retty Contreras, talking about our lip balm issues. And guess what? She told me that the EOS thing actually happened to her! Fortunately, she was able to cure her skin dilemma with the help of her derma + an OTC hydrocortisone cream.

It's endorsed by Hollywood celebs, but better to proceed when caution if you have sensitive skin. Image via instagram.com/eosproducts.

It’s endorsed by Hollywood celebs, but better to proceed when caution if you have sensitive skin. Image via instagram.com/eosproducts.

Phew! So after the shock of the EOS scandal wore off, our convo switched to all the fab lipstick colors she was wearing on IG (follow her via @rettyacon). Other women inspire me to be braver about my lippie shades, so I asked if she’d share her top picks on the blog—and she agreed! Yay! Check them out below:

The lippie pick: MAC Lipstick in Twig.

The lippie pick: MAC Satin Lipstick in Twig.

Retty says: “If I could live on one lipstick alone, it would be Twig. I think I’ve convinced at least 10 people to get their own tube!”

Retty says: “I wanted to see what the hype was about Tom Ford lippies. Aside from the pretty packaging, the formulation is really something I’ve never seen for. Also, I’m not sure why, but my lips look bigger when I use it. Lols.”

Are you loving Retty’s picks so far? You have to see the last one—it’s from MAC’s new retro matte line and the bloody red shade looks uh-ma-zing. Continue reading

New Fave: Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Hair Treatment

I was watching this video the other day and I found it super hilarious! Loved the reaction of the guy (at the 0:51 mark) when the girl flipped her hair. He was totally mesmerized!

I’ve worked as the beauty editor for Cosmo Philippines for several years, but I don’t think I’ve (knowingly) tried the hair flip move on a guy—but it would be interesting to see if it works. Before I say “challenge accepted” though, I should make sure my hair smells extra good.

It all started with this Keratin Vanilla Bean Hair Treatment that I got at the Jing Monis Salon.

One way to do that is with the Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Hair Treatment at the Jing Monis Salon (starts at P1,500). It’s supposed to be great for repairing damage from swimming and helps balance dry scalps.

The treatment really helped soften my strands a lot and it got rid of the tiny, dry flakes on my scalp—but what I couldn’t get over was the delicious vanilla scent! It actually reminded me of another beauty tidbit (also learned from Cosmo) about how most men LOVE the scent of vanilla on women. There’s something yummy about the edible scent that just makes them go weak at the knees (it’s supposedly a natural aphrodisiac).

So, yeah…Challenge accepted! Haha, but only because it’ll be fun to see if there’s some truth to these theories about hair flipping and vanilla fragrances! I agree with what one of the girls said at the end of video—you don’t really need these moves. Just sit there and be cute!

What do you think of these “get-the-guy” hair moves? Think you’ll be trying any of them soon for fun? ♥

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