What Are You Wearing To The Beach?

Choosing swimsuits has always been a challenge for me. It’s not just about the fit—it also has to make me feel confident and stylish at the same time.

I got to try designing swimsuits at the @CesaPh event. FYI: For me, high-waist bottoms are always the way to go!

I got to try designing swimsuits at the @CesaPh event. FYI: For me, high-waist bottoms are always the way to go!

But because I’ve been wearing this style for years, I thought I’d switch it up with a cute bikini. Here’s one of my faves from the latest Cesa’s latest summer collection:

Cute, right? It's an off-shoulder bikini, so it won't leave me feeling totally nekkid at the beach.

Cute, right? It’s an off-shoulder bikini, so it won’t leave me feeling totally nekkid at the beach.

Let’s face it, though. I’m a beauty girl, so aside from prepping my outfit, I also prep my skin for the beach. How? By doing a full body scrub in the shower! About 2-3 weeks before the getaway, I scrub at least once or twice a week to keep my skin soft. Not only does this get rid of rough spots and flakes, but it also ensures that I score a more even tan!

Cesa also has summer-friendly sugar scrubs and soap on a rope! My fave is the Coffee Biscuit since the scent wakes me up and it has actual coffee granules (Tyra Banks says this can help reduce cellulite!).

Cesa also has summer-friendly sugar scrubs and soap on a rope! My fave is the Coffee Biscuit Scrub since the scent wakes me up and it has actual coffee granules (Tyra Banks says this can help reduce cellulite!).

How do you prep for beach trips? And which swimsuit styles are you currently digging? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Join Me Next Saturday For A Beauty Workshop!

You guys! I’m going to have another workshop next Saturday!

The theme? Mastering your own beauty!

The theme? Mastering your own beauty! Text 0917-8018080 to reserve your slot :)

I’ll be working with pro makeup artist, Bambie Carlos, and she’s going to work you guys through perfecting your day-to-night makeup looks. As for me? I’m going to be spilling all of my skincare secrets! There will be surprises, beauty raffles, and a few freebies that you’ll be able to take home, too. Here are the deets:

Master Your Own Beauty Workshop
Date: May 21, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Venue: The Healing House, Wack Wack Village, Mandaluyong
Workshop Fee: P2,800
*We have limited slots only, so reserve your spot by texting 0917-8018080 or emailing tina.healingcircle@gmail.com.

We designed this skincare and makeup workshop to be fun, interactive, and focused on y-o-u! We want to help you feel more confident in your own beauty, so Bambie and I will give you personalized tutorials that will help you highlight your assets and make you feel more beautiful. Bring all of your products (skincare, makeup, brushes) and we’ll teach you how to maximize your loot and what color combos will work well with your skintone.

I’m super looking forward to getting a chance to hang with my sparkly readers and answer all of your beauty questions. And trust me–you guys will love Bambie! She’s such a pro at making everyone feel like their prettiest self! Hope to see you guys next Saturday! ♥

I Tried Kim Kardashian’s Hair Treatment

I had an impromptu salon day at Jing Monis Bellevue Alabang with the girls a few days ago and it gave me a chance to try this!

The Olaplex treatment! It's Kim Kardashian's secret to healthy hair.

The Olaplex treatment! It’s Kim Kardashian’s secret to healthy hair.

During her master makeup class last year, Kim revealed that she uses this treatment and even sleeps with it on. It’s apparently the reason she can go from brunette to blonde without worrying about her strands breaking off. So if you want to bleach your hair or even just color it, make sure you use this to prevent damage (more technical deets about it here).

I tried Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2 to repair breakage and prep my hair for color.

I tried Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2 to repair breakage and prep my hair for color.

The No. 3 bottle is suppose to be something you use at home, but I didn’t get to do so. Hmm, I will ask why the next time I visit. My first impressions: my hair became immediately became softer after the treatment and I like that I can use this to prep my strands pre-color. With the amount of styling I do, I really need something like this!

More on Olaplex and check out my new cut (it’s shorter!) after the jump! Continue reading

First Look: Etude House Berry Delicious Collection

I had a little K-beauty fun last week!

With my favorite partner in beauty crime, Alyanna, at the launch.

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.

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.

The rounded bristles (left side) help curl your lashes and the comb-like side is for lifting and separating.

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

My Current Products On Rotation

Oh boy! Summer is in full swing, guys. Can you believe that the temperature was 93ºF today and might even reach 97ºF on Sunday? #melting

Skincare and makeup picks for the past few weeks!

That’s why I’ve been testing a few new products to see if they’ll help me stay fresh and pimple-free even though the weather is crazy hot.

I’ve been using these for about two weeks now, and so far, I’ve been happy with the results. If you’re looking for beauty ideas and insights on how you can beat the heat this summer, keep reading! I’ll tell you how the products above (from Jane Iredale, NARS, Happy Skin, Elizabeth Arden, Shu Uemura, and ArtDeco) are helping me beat the heat.  Continue reading

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