Saturday, August 30, 2014

TECH + BEAUTY : Instagram - A handy social tool especially for blogging!

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Hello loves! Have you used any social apps and later become completely obsessed with it? Instagram did it for me. So if you want to follow for quick reviews, first-impressions, new finds and updates here's my handle, let's chat! http://instagram.com/manilawithlove 

One thing that I really like about the beauty community on instagram is how everyone is so helpful and really fun to chat with! I've actually made a few instagram friends! So if you're as obsessed with instagram as I am (I don't post as often but I do use it a LOT) follow me over there!


xx,
CJ

Sunday, August 17, 2014

San San Pen Eyeliner Review : The holy grail affordable eyeliner that everyone loves

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...except me.

Here in the Philippine beauty blogging/YouTube community this eyeliner shot up to fame for it's price tag, performance and availability. Read on to see why I wasn't so impressed.












Friday, August 8, 2014

Gluta White and Firm Ready Selfie Contest!

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Companies are really jumping on the #selfie bandwagon nowadays aren't they? Here's another #selfie contest for you guys. Read on to know more!

HOW TO JOIN

1. Take a selfie with any Gluta White & Firm products.
2. Complete this phrase: I love using Gluta White & Firm because "______________"
3. Send the photo with your complete name to AngeloE@jlcmiller.com.ph
4. Photos will be judged based from the following criteria:
15% Creativity and Uniqueness 
30% Brand Visibility
30% Love for Gluta White & Firm 
25% Number of Shares

Submitted photos must not be digitally enhanced or manipulated.

5. Promo runs until August 30, 2014
6. Announcement of winners will be on September 5, 2014


PRIZES

1st prize : Wensha Spa gift certificates for 2 + gift packs 
2nd prize : Yakimix Weekend buffet for 2 + gift packs 
3rd prize : Starbucks gift certificates for 2 + gift packs


Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Jarful of Goodness Review:All Natural Body Scrub in Decadent Coffee & Dead Sea Salt Scrub

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Despite the gloomy and (thankfully) cool weather when we all just want to lie down motionlessly on our comfy beds with our hands under the cool side of the pillow (who else does this?) I'm pulling up my sleeves and getting my blogging-chops back on high-gear because I have a new review! This time on a very delicious-smelling scrub Melanie sent me from  Jarful of goodness. Read on to see what I think.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mail Time Mail Time Mail Time - And I thought I was forgotten

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Something came in the mail! or at my doorstep rather ( I wish we had a mailbox ), a couple of products from JLC Miller . These are available in most supermarkets and drugstores.



They really hooked a girl up! Thanks JLC Miller and to Mikee!

I probably won't be exploring the face products because as you know, ( if you've been reading my blog for a while now ) my face isn't exactly the most tolerant to certain mass produced and chemically-induced facial care. All I need is one little slip and poof I become coco crunch.

CONTENTS

  • 2 sachets of PreGroe shampoo
  • 2 small bottles of PreGroe shampoo
  • 1 bottle of PreGroe Conditioner
  • 1 Gluta body lotion
  • 1 Gluta face cream
  • 1 Gluta toner
  • 1 Gluta facial wash
  • 1 Gluta deodorant
  • 1 Gluta body soap
  • 1 Gluta Pressed powder in Pink Blush (why?)


For the Gluta line I'm currently using the whitening lotion ( for my arms, because I forget to use sunblock. Because they're too sticky for day-time heat. Wouldn't really mind if I was on the beach though ), soap and the deodorant. So far so good, but no evident changes yet as far as I can tell. My skin doesn't dry-out on the soap so that's very good. The smell is quite...not suited for mass appeal. I find it smells a bit like it has citronella in it. So I think of bug-off lotions whenever I lather on the lotion, smell the soap and use the deodorant. A+ for consistency though(?) Lol

And the shampoo and conditioner from the PreGroe line hasn't made my hair fall off yet so that's also good. I kid.

Which product do you think I should review first?

PS. Why would you use a face powder that can pass off as a blush? Please enlighten me.
PPS. I hope the body lotion works. I already have sun spots on my wrists.
PPPS. It's already JULY. What? WHAT? How is this possible? It's the middle of the year already. Just let that sink in for a bit.

XX,
CJ



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy Sunday Everyone! -- Spotify, where have you been all my life?

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Currently resting from general cleaning so I'm lying on my bed and  I thought to share what/who I've been listening to on my Spotify lately. And my feelings about spotify is nothing but positive as you can probably tell by the title.

SAM SMITH


His voice, golden. His face, angelic. What's not to love? I'm well aware these are very mainstream music nowadays, so hipsters, close this window asap. He is really really good with a very unique voice singing poignant lyrics (read: stay with me).  I have nothing but love for this guy.





IGGY AZALEA


She is absolutely stunning, I have no words. Apart from spitting rap skills I can only attribute to one other woman rapper, her whole album is a solid A. I like most of her songs, some I actually don't approve of (I find it a little crass) but these two are just on repeat, and I don't mind one bit.





So these are all of them. I love spotify and have been using it since I got it. One thing to note though is the restriction of "free" users (like myself) I'm only limited to six skips in tracks on my mobile app. Even so, this has replaced my iTunes and Window's player. I don't think I can look back now.

What have you been playing on repeat lately?


xx,
CJ

Monday, June 16, 2014

Kate Tokyo by Kanebo Blogger's Event : A picture diary. And Selfie to Japan?

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TOKYO, dubbed as one of the trendiest cities in Asia. I had a glimpse of its trendiness (at least beauty-wise) last May 23rd at Studio SnR, for the blogger event held by Kate by Kanebo. 

I think this was my second? Or third event? I've attended soo many I can barely remember. I don't usually attend these types of shindigs but I knew I HAD to go to this one.


(THIS IS A HELL OF A LONG POST. Prepare to scroll your fingers off)



I arrived a few minutes earlier than what was expected. Turned out the actual thing was going to start an hour later. Didn't take that into calculation, but still, I got to chat with Cece, the Creative Director for Kanefil, the ones who brought Kate Tokyo and Kanebo to the Philippine shores. (Do correct me if I'm wrong)


Kate or Kate Tokyo,(as it will be known Globally) which debuted 1997, is a wildly popular and fast rising Asian brand from Japan. Trend-conscious consumers in Japan, prefer this for its moderate price-point, trendiness and quality. 

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