Sparkle TV: Day To Night Makeup Looks (And Another Happy Skin Giveaway!)

Yay, I finally have a new video up! I shared some of my #lazygirlbeauty hacks here, so watch and let me know what you think :)

 
I make a lot of last-minute plans, so these little tricks always make me feel more put-together and confident enough for a random adventure. If you liked the video, I hope you’ll support my new baby by subscribing to my channel (click here!) and as a special treat…

Here's what it looks like when you open it. I have to admit, the shades just seemed okay at first. Nothing too exciting.

I’m giving THREE of my sparkly subscribers a chance to bring home the “How To Conquer The World” set from Happy Skin! It has both the lippies I used in the video (my detailed review here).

Find out how you can win after the jump! Continue reading

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.

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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: Etude House Wants To Fly You To Korea!

Guys, I love Korea. When I went there last year, I wanted to hop and skip and kiss the floor when I landed at the airport. I blame it on the telenovelas—and this guy.

Sigh. I have the biggest crush on Korean actor, Lee Min Ho. Everyone teases me about it, but I don't care. He looks like he smells good and he seems manly to me. Haha!

Sigh. I have the biggest crush on Korean actor, Lee Min Ho. Everyone teases me about it, but I don’t care. He’s a cutie to me! Haha!

During my trip there, I got to do so many fun things. The culture is so different and it’s like exploring a new world.

All that primping made me hungry! Authentic Korean BBQ—so yummy! Experimenting with the side dishes is my fave part.

First thing I did when I got there was eat super yummy Korean BBQ and get my hair done at a real Korean salon! Click this to read all about it.

Ta-daaa! I love my little headpiece. Haha! A quick photo op at the communal area.

Their Korean spas (called a jjimjilbang) are a trip! You really need to be prepared for all the…nakedness! Haha, my crazy experience here.

And OMG, don't even get me started on all the beauty shopping you can do here!

And OMG, don’t even get me started on all the beauty shopping you can do here!

I’m telling you all of this because I heard that Etude House is giving away a free trip for TWO to Korea via their Makeup Up and Away promo! It includes free hotel accommodations and a makeup shopping spree worth P10K! So exciting!

Click here to find out more deets and FAQs about the contest.

Click here for more details. Contest ends on October 5, 2015, so make sure you join before then!

To gain a raffle entry, you have to purchase P1K worth of products and have an active Etude House Pink Membership Card. If you’re planning on shopping, then keep reading! I’ll show you some of my Etude House must-haves that are worth buying. Continue reading

Freebie Friday

Because I love my readers so much, I have another fun Freebie Friday for you guys!

I'm giving away these cute travel pouches-slash-makeup bags from Simply She!

I’m giving away these cute travel pouches-slash-makeup bags from Simply She!

As y’all know, I’ve been busy organizing all the makeup in my room. I’ve been putting lots of knick-knacks away in pouches, so these always come in handy. They’re also great for traveling, because it’s roomy and it’s plastic-coated (so it’s easy to clean if it gets wet in your hotel bathroom).

But guess what? That’s not all I’m giving away! I’m throwing in something fancy and fab from Marc Jacobs to sweeten the deal! Find out what it is after the jump! Continue reading

Freebie Friday: Pond’s BB+ Cream Blowout

Did you know that the Pond’s BB+ Cream is the number one BB cream in the country?

Learned lots of beauty trivia at a blogger lunch that Pond's hosted for us. Say hi to Unilever's Cheska and Zo, and Jane of flatsandstilettos.com.

Learned lots of beauty trivia at a blogger lunch that Pond’s hosted for us. Say hi to Unilever’s Cesca and Zo, and Jane of flatsandstilettos.com.

The biggest surprise I learned from the event is that only 15% of Filipinas actually use makeup—and then complain about darks spots and an uneven skin tone. Most Pinays still use baby powder as their “foundation” and I know this is true because I’ve seen girls do this in the powder rooms at the mall! If only they were willing to try all the easy beauty solutions out there to score flawless, glowing skin.

One of the main reasons Pinays don't put on makeup is because they're in a rush. Well, no excuses now! The Pond's BB+ Cream is an all-in-one solution for your skincare dilemmas.

A big reason why Pinays don’t put on makeup is because they’re in a rush. Well, no excuses now! The Pond’s BB+ Cream is an all-in-one solution for your skincare dilemmas. P.S. Keep reading until the end! I’m giving away all the Pond’s products you see here!

I’ve always been a fan of BB creams because it’s sooo easy to use and it saves me a lot of time. Unfortunately, a my go-to Korean BB was causing me horrendous breakouts so I had to stop using it (read about that here). Ever since that happened, I decided to stop using BB creams…

...until I was in a horrible rush and needed my skin to look fresh! See the Pond's difference? I got an instant, radiant glow. I like to slap on the BB cream with by pressing my fingers all over my face for easier, even blending.

…until now! I was in a horrible rush and needed my skin to look fresh. See the Pond’s difference? I got an instant, radiant glow. I like to slap on the BB cream with by pressing my fingers all over my face for easier, even blending.

I’m happy to report that after a week of using Pond’s Flawless White BB+ Cream, I noticed that my the dark spots lightened up. But because my skin really reacts to BB creams in general (*cries*), I’ll have to pass on this formula. I’d use it every day if I could though! I like that it has SPF30 already (Unilever’s beauty guru, Agoo Bengzon, also mentioned that this is the new minimum for sunscreen) and that they now have a new, darker shade in beige. A huge win for girls with darker skintones!

And because I love my readers so much, Pond's and I are giving these beauty essentials away!

Love BB creams? Pond’s and I are giving away these beauty goodies!

Here’s how you can win:

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  1. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter (via @beautyandsparkl).
  2. Tweet your answer to What makes Pond’s BB cream better than any other double lettered creams out there?”
  3. Don’t forget to hashtag #PondsGirl, #PondsBBCream, and #SparkleGiveaway. Make your account public, so we see your posts!
  4. Leave me a comment with your Twitter handle—it’ll make it easier for me to track your entry.
    *This contest is open to Philippine residents only. The winner will be announced here on the blog on September 12, 2014 (Friday) and informed via Twitter.

Oooh…what a fun contest! Just check out all the items you’ll get to take home:

  • one Pond’s Flawless White BB+ Cream in Light
  • one Pond’s Flawless White BB+ Cream in Beige
  • one Pond’s Age Miracle BB+ Cream in Light
  • one Pond’s Mirror
  • one Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner—a favorite makeup essential of mine

As always, I’m hoping you’ll also subscribe to my mailing list by scrolling to the bottom and typing in your email—I’ll send you a free gift via email if you do! While you’re at it, please like my Facebook page also by clicking here, so you’ll always get updates on my latest blog posts.

Goooood luuuuck! ♥

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