Bioderma Is Officially Here!

I first heard about Bioderma from my friend, Kat. I tried it when I crashed at her place and forgot to pack my makeup remover. She told me it was actually one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite beauty finds at French pharmacies!

Saw this on GP's site, Goop. Click here to read about her other French pharmacy picks.

Saw this on GP’s site, Goop. Click here to read about her other French beauty picks.

Fortunately, we don’t have to travel all the way to France anymore to try this because it’s already available at selected derma clinics—and soon, even at Watsons! I scored a sneak peek during the launch and got to check out the other products from the French brand. Let’s take a look:

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With my favorite beauty addicts! Fashion & beauty editors Iya and Sandra and my Team B love, Tina. At the bottom, that’s Bioderma distributor Nikki Tang, celeb stylist Alyanna Martinez, and MAC sponsored makeup artist Jigs Mayuga.

Our host for the event, Bianca Valerio. Sandra and I were totally drooling over her dress! I was really surprised (and kilig!) when she went up to me and gushed about how much she liked my blog! Thank you, Bianca! Hearing that really makes all the long nights worth it <3

Our host for the event, makeup artist and model Bianca Valerio. I was really surprised (and kilig!) when she told me how much she liked my blog! Thank you, Bianca! Hearing that really makes all the long nights worth it <3 P.S. Sandra and I were totally drooling over your dress!

Now on to the good stuff…

The cult favorites: Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Solution is perfect for those with dry, sensitive skin. One bottle is actually sold every 3 seconds around the world! The Bioderma Sébium H20 Micellar Solution is for those with oily or acne-prone skin since it has anti-bacterial properties.

The cult favorites: Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Solution is perfect for those with dry, sensitive skin. One bottle is actually sold every 3 seconds around the world! The Bioderma Sébium H20 Micellar Solution is for those with oily or acne-prone skin since it has anti-bacterial properties. Both are P650 each for 100ml.

Bianca actually gave me a great tip. Since she has combination skin, like most Pinays do, she uses the Sébium formula over her T-zone and the Sensibio over the rest of her face. It’s actually a great way to give your skin what it needs on specific areas of your face if you have the budget.

For more of my thoughts about this makeup remover and to check out the other products Bioderma is bringing in, clickity-click! Continue reading

MAC Playland Collection

The launch of the MAC Playland collection at Rockwell was so much fun!

Bright makeup and an inflatable giraffe? Love it!

Bright makeup and an inflatable giraffe? Love it!

Cotton candy girl? Love her even more! Btw, I think I'd end up eating that dress if I had to wear it. Haha!

Cotton candy girl? Love her even more! I think I’d end up eating that dress if I had to wear it. Haha!

The stars of the MAC Playland collection!

The stars of the MAC Playland collection!

Want to see more of the collection (there’s a bright pink lippy + eye pencil I’m lusting for) and the fab people at the event? More eye candy after the jump! Continue reading

We’re Having A Beauty Drive!

You guys remember my friend and work buddy, Iya, right? Well, she and I are organizing a Beauty Drive to help gather beauty products and toiletries for the teachers in Leyte who were affected by Yolanda. I found out about the cause through my friend, Angela, who sent me a message on Facebook—and Iya just happened to be on the thread (DLS-CSB got in touch with her and they’re coordinating in behalf of The Department of Education). I’d say that’s the awesome Universe in action. And so, here we are!

How cute is this logo? Another good friend, Steph Yapnayon, designed it. She's also the art director of Candy magazine.

How cute is this logo? Another good friend of mine, Stephie, helped us out by designing it. She’s also the art director of Candy magazine.

So basically, Bro. Armin Luistro, the DepEd secretary, called for donations of lipstick, powder, and blush for the teachers affected by super typhoon Yolanda. School has already resumed in some parts of Leyte, and teachers have lost the makeup basics they use to make themselves look presentable in front of their classes.

“We all know how even just a swipe of lipstick, a li’l blush or powder can do wonders for a girl’s confidence,” shares Elaine Natividad, beauty and features editor of Good Housekeeping. Let’s help spread a little love and empowerment to the teachers of Leyte, so they can have more energy to inspire their students!

Here’s What You Can Donate:
-makeup
-skincare (facial washes, moisturizers)
-haircare (shampoo, combs, clips, headbands)
-toiletries (soap, lotion, body washes)

*Brand new and minimally-used products are welcome—please just disinfect the used ones first.

Deadline is on November 28, Thursday, since Bro. Armin himself will be heading to Tacloban shortly after to deliver the girly goodies. We have drop-off points at The Fort, Eastwood, Mandaluyong, and Parañaque areas! Just email larissajoson@gmail.com and nicole@beautyandsparkle.com to coordinate. 

Thank you for all your kindness and help! ♥

P.S.
If you’re wondering how to sanitize makeup for The Beauty Drive, here’s how:

Lipsticks: Carefully swipe it clean with a paper towel + dunk it in alcohol. Let it dry + clean the cap.

Powders: You can scrape off oils with a paper towel again + mist with alcohol and set aside to dry. This includes eyeshadows, pressed powders, blush, etc.

Pencils: Just sharpen them and sanitize the cap. Extra step: Dunk it again in alcohol + let it dry.