Instagram Freebie Winner!

My loyal readers (and avid commenters) get serious plus points when it comes to winning the contests on my blog, so…

You won! Send me your shipping details please, so I can send the 6K worth of beauty loot for you and your friend!

You won! Send your shipping details to, so I can send the 6K worth of beauty loot to you and your friend!

Watch out for more contests soon, so make sure you’re following me on Instagram via @beautyandsparkl and subscribed to my YouTube channel here to make sure you get first dibs. And thank you so much to everyone who joined! If you haven’t won yet, you know what to do ;)

I’m currently in Bohol on vacay! Follow me on Snapchat (@beautyandsparkl) to see what I’m up to! ♥

Instagram Update (And A Freebie Alert!)

If you’re an Instagram addict, then by now, you probably know that it’s going through a few changes.


Make sure you hit the THREE DOTS on the upper right corner of my IG and select TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS to see all my sparkly IG updates :)

The good news is, this IG update also gives me an excuse to raffle off freebies! If you follow me and turn on notifications for my posts, you’ll get a chance to win 3K worth of beauty products and another 3K worth of loot for your friend! Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Follow me on IG (@beautyandsparkl) and turn on post notifications for my account.
  2. Leave a comment under this photo and say “Done!” so I know you did it.
  3. Tag a friend, so she can join also! It’ll double your chances of winning!
    *This contest is open to Philippine residents only. The winner will be informed via Instagram on April 8, 2016. 

Super easy, right? Good luck and I’ll see you on IG! ♥

Freebie Friday: My Workday Hustle

It’s the last day of the week and it’s usually my busiest. I’ve got 2 magazine shoots today (one for products and one beauty editorial), so I’m super excited! I got my start as an editor, so this is my first love. And if you want to see what happens during these shoots…

Follow me @beautyandsparkl!! Just posted my first Snap (?!). Haha, take a peek at how messy my desk really is by Friday!

Follow me on Snapchat via @beautyandsparkl!!

I’ll show you what a typical workday is like for me when I’m directing shoots and I’ll get the hottest tips from the makeup artists, models, photographers, and editors I’ll be working with. And if you’re tuning into my Snapchat from my blog, send me a message! Just say hi or send me questions you may have about work or that you want me to ask the pros. If I choose your question and you’re from the Philippines, I’ll mail you a surprise beauty treat worth at least P2,000!

See you on Snapchat, my sparkly loves! ♥

Freebie Friday: TRESemmé Holiday Kit

Beauty-wise, I actually get more stressed when my hair doesn’t look fixed—especially in photos! And with the crazy traffic and the holiday season being so busy, I don’t really have time to go to the salon anymore.

Yay! THREE lucky winners can take home this holiday treat from Tresemmé!!

And because I know I’m not the only one who feels this way, I wanted to give THREE of my readers a chance to score salon-gorgeous hair with this holiday treat from Tresemmé!

Everything from the line is great, but I think the mask (it’s safe for colored hair!) and the heat protector are my favorites. The protector is really a must, because it helps reverse the styling damage whenever I curl my hair and it gives my strands a sleeker, polished finish.

The heat-activated treatment and hair mask are my favorites! I always curl my hair, so these help reverse the styling damage.

These will save me from feeling guilty whenever I style my strands! Hehe!

Take a closer look at all the TRESemmé goodies you can win and find out how you can also get a chance to score a 5K shopping spree from Zalora after the jump! Continue reading

Freebie Friday With SM Beauty

Makeup transformations are always fun, aren’t they? I have Asian eyes, so I always try to make them to look bigger and brighter—and I’m going to teach you one of the simplest techniques I use to do that!

See the subtle difference? This look is actually perfect for the weekends or chill days at the office!

See the difference? This look is actually perfect for the weekends or even chill days at the office! And yup, I’m wearing zero makeup in the photo on the right.

Okay, so the first thing you need to do is prep. For this post, I’m going to use eye makeup can be found at SM Department Stores. They’re having a B-I-G eye makeup sale this month, so you can check out what I used here and see if there’s anything you like..

Makeup from Revlon, Maybelline, Happy Skin, Shiseido, Covergirl, Max Factor, and Essence.

Here are my eye makeup picks from Revlon, Maybelline, Happy Skin, Shiseido, Covergirl, Max Factor, and Essence.

To achieve this look, you have to prep first! The first thing I did was do my brows with the Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set and Happy Skin Eye Love View. After that, I used my fingers to dab a bit of the Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow over my lids to brighten them up. Then I curled my lashes (used a Shiseido curler) and applied several coats of mascara (Max Factor Masterpiece Glamour Extensions).

Once you’re done with all these steps, then it’s time to tightline! Find out how I do it and how you can win a 5K shopping spree from SM Beauty after the jump! Continue reading