Etude House was the first Korean beauty brand that I fell in love with. I can spend hours just checking out all the innovative (and sometimes, unusual) products they have + their packaging’s always so playful and cute, too! Watch and look at some of the cool and unique beauty finds I got ^.^
What’s your favorite from the haul? I really liked the liquid eyeliner that uses three dots (it’s super fab for makeup newbies) and the foundation sponge (it was super soft!). Btw guys, if you want me to review anything from my haul, make sure you leave a comment on my YouTube channel and subscribe here to show me some sparkly love!
And in case you need more motivation to shop ^o^
All Etude House boutiques nationwide will have a Big Beauty Sale from July 1 to 3, 2016! There’s a special pre-sale happening on June 30 if you’re a pink card holder, so visit their Facebook page for more deets if you plan on shopping.
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Beauty Directory Etude House Click here to visit their website and here for store locations.
With my favorite partner in beauty crime, Alyanna, at the Etude House Berry Delicious launch.
I love Korean beauty brands and fell in love with the country when I visited a few years ago (read about my trip here). That’s why I’m always excited to check out all the new stuff they launch. Here’s what caught my eye from this collection:
The Etude House Berry Delicious Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara, P728.
I am always on the prowl for mascaras that can hold a curl. This one looked extremely promising because it has 24-hour curl technology for drooping lashes (with zero smudging!) and a very interesting brush.
Use the rounded bristles first to help curl your lashes and the comb-like side (on the right) is for lifting and separating. You’ll have to rotate the wand with care to make sure you’re using the correct side.
My thoughts on this mascara (it seriously doesn’t smudge in the heat) and swatches of a fresh, summer-friendly eyeshadow palette after the jump! Continue reading →
I’ve actually written about this eye-opening makeup trick before (read about it here). So many people talked to me about this post because they were unsure about how to line their waterline, so I thought a quick how-to video would help! Watch, watch, watch!
It’s very subtle and it looks fab in real life. Whenever I use this trick, people always stare at me and try to figure out what’s different with my look! I guess this eye makeup trick really mesmerizes them because they can’t look away until I tell them what I did. Haha! Give it a try and let me know how it works out for you. Oh, and don’t forget to leave a comment and subscribe to my sparkly YouTube channel here if you want to see more videos! ♥
Christmas is in a few days and I’ve only bought like two presents. I’m obviously a last minute shopper and if your shopping habits are just like mine, then scroll through the list below to check out where you should go for fab beauty finds:
1. Jo Malone Why You’ll Like It: The quaint store finally opened in Greenbelt 5 and it’s so elegant! Anything you buy comes packaged in the iconic Jo Malone box (yay for no gift wrapping) and you’re guaranteed to impress whoever you’re shopping for.
Such a pretty store! Read more about Jo Malone’s philosophy on scent layering here.
What To Check Out: Their famous fragrances and the different holiday sets that are available for every budget. The candles are also perfect for your gal pal who just got married or is moving into a new apartment!
Such elegant gift sets—perfect for your guy’s mom or the tough-to-impress sister.
2. Acca Kappa Why You’ll Like It: The brand is understated, classy, and there’s just an elegance about the craftsmanship of their products. They’ve got stores in Rustan’s and BGC Central, too.
My favorite wooden paddle brush! Click here to read more about my hairstyling secrets.
What To Check Out: Their brushes are fantastic and you’ll feel like a queen whenever you run it through your hair. But my favorite will always be the Muschio Blanco line—I always get compliments whenever I wear this scent!
I’m seriously thinking of getting this for myself, guys. I want the soap and the solid perfume!
3. Burt’s Bees Why You’ll Like It: If you’re into beauty products that pride themselves in being 99% natural (on average) and environmentally-sustainable, then this is a brand you’ll definitely want to support. Shop over at Beauty Bar, Estancia, or click here if you want to do it online!
A radiant gift set from Burt’s Bees! They have more sets that range from P795 to P1,495, so there’s something for every budget.
What To Check Out: They have lots of affordable holiday kits, but if you’re only shopping for one thing, make sure it’s a lip product. Considering that women reportedly eat about 7 pounds of lipstick in a lifetime, you’ll be glad that you’re ingesting something that’s practically chemical-free.
Fab stocking stuffers for your Kris Kringle baby. The individual lip balms in holiday packaging are only P225 each.
4. The Aivee Clinic Why You’ll Like It: The reflective crystals and plush interiors in this beauty sanctuary can really help erase all the stress that accumulated throughout 2015. It’s also one of the most trusted derma clinics in town because of their constant innovations in the skin and cosmetic surgery arena.
Here’s a peek at the luxurious lobby at their Alabang branch. Click here to visit their site and find clinics closer to you.
What To Get: Grab a gift check for your friend who’s in need of some R&R. This way, she can choose whatever service she likes (I reco the Geneo facial) and welcome the new year looking absolutely fresh and gorgeous!
I could spend all day here! It really would be the perfect way to pamper yourself for all the hard work you did this year!
5. Benefit Cosmetics Why You’ll Like It: Their stores always look Instagram-worthy and you won’t get overwhelmed when you’re looking through their displays. I always enjoy reading the fun and witty packaging while testing out their latest products on counter.
This is their newest (and biggest!) store in SM Megamall! More store locations here!
What To Check Out: Definitely get their 12-Days of Gorgeous Advent Calendar because you’ll get to sample all of their best-sellers for just P2,500. Watch my unboxing below to take a peek at all the goodies you’ll get!
There are SO MANY more lust-worthy beauty products to spy on (even if you’re just “window shopping” for yourself). Check them out after the jump! Continue reading →
I’m not really sure what all the details are, but it did make me think about all the re-sellers that are popping up in Manila. I’m not saying that everyone sells fake stuff, but you do have to be careful and make sure you’re getting the real deal when you buy from another source. I don’t want you guys to risk getting a bad infection or breaking out because you’re using fake makeup or skincare products!
This is what really made me want to take a stand! I saw these items being sold at a popular bazaar last weekend and I was HORRIFIED!
If you take a look at the photo, there are Naked 5 and Naked 6 palettes. OMG, these don’t even exist!! I think what bothered me most is that the girl who was selling them was so flippant about it. Check out our crazy conversation after the jump! Continue reading →