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

Review: Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palettes

Okay, lipstick addicts! Prepare yourselves for fabulosity!

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Stila’s Spring 2016 collection has landed on our shores! Was so excited to unbox these and open them up when they arrived!

First look: the Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette in Sunset Serenade, P2,050. It's a set of warm colors (with one new shade that's exclusive to the palette).

First look: the Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette in Sunset Serenade, P2,050. It’s a set of warm colors (with one new shade that’s exclusive to the palette).

Up next: Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette in Sunrise Splendor, P2,050. This one has a collection of cool colors (with one exclusive shade also).[

Up next: Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette in Sunrise Splendor, P2,050. This one has a collection of cool colors (with one exclusive shade also).

Aren’t the colors so pretty? Each fresh, flower-inspired shade was handpicked to create warm and cool tones for the palette. I think you really have to see the swatches to fully appreciate them though. Take a closer look (and see what the shades look like on me!) after the jump! Continue reading

#GetLippieTuesday

Looking for a peachy-nude lipstick? I found a really nice one for you!

The shade's perfect for laidback days and lazy weekends.

The shade’s perfect for laidback days and lazy weekends.

I’m not really into nudes, so this lippie surprised me. I had an early morning call time, so my usual bold lipsticks were a bit too much at 8 a.m. Happily, this shade didn’t make me look too washed out and the peachy shade helped me look more fresh and carefree.

Curious to find out what it is? Find out after the jump! Continue reading

Get Lippie Tuesday

Look who’s joining us today!

It's my sister, Camille. Super loved the lip shade she was wearing, so I thought I'd feature it.

It’s my sister, Camille! Her lip color was so eye-catching, so I thought I’d feature it for #GetLippieTuesday. P.S. Don’t you just love her brows??

I love discovering new lipstick shades through other women, because I have to admit, even I have a tendency to gravitate towards the same colors. Aaaand…it’s also nice to see what looks good on other skintones, too. Camille’s a beach babe, so she’s a lot tanner than I am.

She's using a brick, reddish brown lipstick here from NARS. I seriously have a feeling she stole it from my stash though. Haha!

On Camille: a brick, reddish brown lipstick here from NARS. I seriously have a feeling it was “borrowed” from my stash though. Haha!

Anyway, this post sparked a very exciting idea!! I want YOU, my dear readers, to join in on all the lipstick fun by posting a gorgeous selfie on IG with the hashtag #GetLippieTuesday. Why? Because I want to see more lip colors on different gals and feature your mini reviews (and photos) here on Beauty & Sparkle! And it’ll give more gals a chance to see more fabulous lippie shades!

Interested? I sure hope so, because I’m really excited about this! More deets about it after the jump, and of course, the scoop on the NARS lippie feature today! Continue reading

Tried & Tested: Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick

I was super excited that I was asked to be one of Guerlain’s KissKiss Style Icons!

Here I am receiving my lipstick "award". Thank you for choosing me, Guerlain Philippines!

Here I am receiving my lipstick “award”. Thank you for choosing me, Guerlain Philippines!

This was the style I represented. Heehee!

This was the style I represented. Yaaa…It really takes me 2 hours sometimes. I love taking my sweet time when I’m getting all dolled up. So don’t rush me, boys!

Answering a few questions about my 3 makeup essentials to looking naturally beautiful. For me, it's concealer to even out your skin, a lash curler to brighten up your eyes, and lipstick for your lips and cheeks.

Answering a few questions about my 3 makeup essentials to looking naturally beautiful. For me, it’s concealer to even out your skin, a lash curler to brighten up your eyes, and lipstick for your lips and cheeks.

Here I am with the other KissKiss icons. Everyone looks so fabulous!

Here I am with the other KissKiss icons. Everyone looks so fabulous! So honored to be a part of this group of strong and gorgeous women <3

Thank you again to the Guerlain girls, Audrey and Cathy, for choosing me to be one of your KissKiss icons!

Meet the Guerlain girls, Audrey and Cathy. Thanks again, ladies!

Now let's talk about this lippie! It's being relaunched and I'm loving all the color choices!

Now let’s talk about this lippie! It’s being relaunched and I’m loving all the color choices!

I wasn’t really a big fan of the KissKiss formula back then, but now, I like it a lot better! Guerlain says that the KissKiss lipstick is one of the secrets to the art of French seduction. If that’s the case, then this is definitely a great weapon of choice! My review after the jump! Continue reading