Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Pixie!

At my last trip to Korea, I purchased this fleece bunny costume for Epsilon. He was only 2 months old then and I was so excited to dress him up for Halloween. Fast forward to today, Epsilon had a growth spurt by his 7th month and now couldn't fit in it! So the fluffy bunny costume has been passed on to our little Chi, Pixie.

Aww..isn't she the cutest? She fell asleep during the shoot.

What did your little furbaby wear this year?
Happy Halloween from us!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Flaxen Blonde Balayage by JuRo Salon Exclusif

Who would have thought that the word "blonde" would ever enter my hair vocabulary? I've always been very conservative with regards to my hair color choices, I'd usually select "Medium Brown" or "Chestnut Brown" when asked but never in my life have I ever thought of going lighter. 

Well, that was until I met Jude and Rose of JuRo Salon Exclusif. On my birthday a few weeks ago, I paid them a visit because I was in dire need of a change plus my roots were already showing. To backtrack a bit, I've been going to JuRo for my hair needs since 2012 and I've never looked back. My last hair color session was in July where Jude chopped off the curls and Rose gave me a nice bronde (an interesting mix of blonde and brown) color, my first foray into the world of lighter hair color.  

But since it was my birthday, these two had more interesting plans for me. They invited me over to their very posh Zen-inspired studio in Makati making the experience more intimate and special. I was definitely given the full-on VIP treatment, and I loved it!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A gift from Bow & Wow for Epsilon

I'm always thrilled to receive press gifts. Whether it's shampoo, perfume, or a bikini, I am always truly thankful that companies trust me and my blog. But you know what's more thrilling for me? It's when brands actually send me stuff for my family, or for Epsilon.

I've always been very vocal about my love for dogs and my Instagram is even proof of how much I adore my little Epsilon and Komiki. So I am really thankful that Bow & Wow sent a few gift cards my way.

Epsilon and his weird poses
I plan to go shopping this coming weekend, and I'll definitely post my finds here. Thanks so much, Bow & Wow! Read all about Bow & Wow and the new pet revolution!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Now open: Glamourbox Kiosk at Fairview Terraces

Heads up, ladies! The long wait is over as Glamourbox, the Philippines' premier beauty company, has unveiled their newest kiosk in Fairview Terraces! For those who've always wanted to test drive our exclusive beauty brands Eye of Horus, Pixi by Petra, Pop Beauty, and Ofra Cosmetics, this is your chance to swipe all you want and even get a makeover to boot.

The Glamourbox team trekked to the newest mall in Fairview yesterday to give you a peek at the first (of many) kiosks that will be taking the metro by storm. Let's start the tour, shall we? 

Conveniently tucked on the Upper Ground Level, the Glamourbox kiosk is quirky and inviting with cheery sales associates ready to fill you in on our latest Fall collections, and even give you a stunning makeover whether you want to be a goddess (Eye of Horus), look glowing and fresh (Pixi), be vibrant and adventurous (Pop Beauty), or opt for the classic beauty with bold lips (Ofra). 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy 1st birthday Epsilon!

My, how time flies! From being a teeny ball of fur that my Dad flew in from Mindanao, Epsilon has now turned into a full grown Chihuahua so full of energy and spirit. He's the reason I am so excited to go home every day, even though he annoyingly jumps over me all the time, wakes me up at 6:30 am even on weekends, and licks my face incessantly. I still miss Pnut every so often, but I'm sure glad Epsilon came into my life. 

Happy birthday, my little Epsilon!
I love you :)

Thank you to My Life on Paws for his Pawesome Doggie Bowl Cake with veggie and fruit nibblers. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Be Fall-ready with Inglot Berry Obsession

The time has come to change your look with a vampy kick of seasonal colour. Inglot’s Latest Berry Collection branches out across a wide range of dark berry shades;from Mossberries, to Cranberries, to Fenberries, to Blueberries. I was not able to attend the grand launch but I was fortunate to be able to visit the Inglot store in Glorietta and 5 and get up close and personal with these new lipsticks and nail polishes. 

INGLOT Berry Collection Lipsticks (# 293 - 297)
Price: Php 895

Classic lipstick with vitamin E and apricot kernel oil that moisturize and protect the lips. The non-sticky, long lasting formula provides easy and even application.

I love berry lipsticks and so I was immediately drawn to these for swatching. Pigmented yet moisturizing, I am in love with shade #293. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

"Dew" Good: October is #BreastCancerAwareness Month

Each year, VMV Hypoallergenics donates a portion of all "pink" product purchases to the Icanserve Foundation. And, as if giving to such a worthy cause weren't reward enough, you also get the VMV limited edition Bag Caddy FREE with your Php 2,500 purchase, inclusive of any pink VMV product.

Step 1: Shop! Make sure to add a "Pink" product to your cart.

Step 2: Add the Bag Caddy to your cart:

Step 3: Check out.

Also available at VMV Skin-Specialist Boutiques and Counters nationwide.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Strip Manila and Browhaus Opens in SM Megamall

Our favorite waxing salon and the brow expert is now open at the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall. Browhaus really is very close to my heart because 4 years ago I really had bad eye brows (as in they were uneven and I still didn't know how to properly fill them in), and it was only through several regular threading sessions with Marissan that my brows became the gorgeous pair they are today. So really, if you're a newbie and need brow guidance, or if you want to resurrect your thinning brows, then Browhaus really is the way to go!

And then Strip, where do I begin. I love their scented waxes that can pull out even the teeniest of hairs, and of course their IPL Ace treatments are the best in terms of long term hair removal and skin tightening. So, Northerners rejoice as Strip and Browhaus is now a little bit closer to us! Here are some photos from the Carnival-themed launch a few weeks ago:

Jenny says hi!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hello cooler weather, hello facial oils!

The cooler weather is back, thank god! It's time to break out my favorite Kosmea Rose Hip Oil which I raved about last year. To be honest, I had to switch to lighter and water-based moisturizers because the summer heat was making my face perspire, thus making facial oils a no-go during these trying times.

Anyway, you what my favorite past-time at work is? Apart from listening to my Soundcloud playlists, I like to voraciously research on new skin care discoveries (facial oils in particular) from international indie brands. I mean, I love Kosmea (and I have a backup of the famous RHO that will last me one more year) but I am also curious about these new oils.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Discovering Himalaya Herbals: Purifying Neem & Clear Complexion Facial Washes

I love shopping in drugstores because there are just so many indie products and so many brands to discover! I've been seeing Himalaya Herbals for some time but I never got around to trying them out. You could say I was curious but I wasn't too compelled to purchase because I had an assortment of cream cleansers just waiting to be used. 

Good thing Himalaya Herbals got in touch and kindly sent me a pack of their best-selling products! Himalaya Herbals, family-owned brand that was founded in 1930, is a recognized global pioneer and leader in the use of modern science in the development of herbal products. They specialize in using 100% herbal actives and their products are free from SLS/SLES, parabens, pthlates, and are hypoallergenic. The products are primarily manufactured in Dubai and India.

Purifying Neem Facial Wash (for normal to oily skin) is specially formulated to give you clear, problem free skin. It's a soap-free, daily use face wash gel that cleanses your skin by removing excess oil and impurities without over-drying. Neem, well-known for its purifying and antibacterial properties, kills problem-causing bacteria. Combined with Turmeric, it helps control acne and pimples leaving your skin soft, clear, refreshed and problem-free.
Price: Php 189/100ml