Thursday, October 29, 2015

Vanity Organization with Daiso Japan

As you may know, Daiso Japan is one of my favorite stores..and for good reason. They offer affordable products but with excellent quality. We use their products for different purposes and you can find them anywhere in our house. Today, I will share with you some ideas and Daiso Japan products to help you organize your vanity.

I love acrylic organizers. If you want a clean look to your vanity, go with acrylic organizers but make sure everything is acrylic. I think if you add other elements such as a wooden box mixed in with the acrylic pieces then it won't look as good as when everything is in uniform.  

These plastic organizers are great. Khloe Kardashian uses them to store her accessories. These are a more affordable option. 

Like she said, take a photo of your accessories, print them and stick on the organizer for easy access. 

This one is great for lipsticks. 

I totally forgot to buy this one. I went around the store to take photos and then grabbed a few items to buy. I went around twice and I still forgot to get it! I will use this for my earrings. 

This drawer is perfect for bracelets and watches as there is a non-slip material inside. You can also use this for your blushes, small palettes and powders. Stack them up and you have a more affordable version of the very expensive acrylic organizer you see online in other beauty blogs. 

The one on the left can be used to hold your toiletries. Hang it on the wall to save space. 

Use these to organize your necklaces and bracelets. You can also put your earrings on the mesh part above. 

To add more character to your vanity, get one of these frames. Go to Pinterest or Instagram, print a photo or a verse that you like and pop it in. I guarantee, you will smile every time you see your vanity. 

I hope you found inspiration in this post on how to organize your vanity. These are all available at Daiso Japan Shangri-La Mall but you can probably get them at your local Daiso Japan branch. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Dermatologist-Approved Skin Care Regimen for Working Ladies

Meet Dra. Gina Banate, a licensed dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society. I met her last Saturday at the Clinique Event and I tell you, I've learned a lot from her. 

Today, I will share with you this skin care regimen that is tailored to fit a working lady's lifestyle, courtesy of the good (and might I say, beautiful! ~~ she's so photogenic!) doctor.

First, my definition of a working lady - She commutes every day to work. She gets stuck in traffic with all the pollution around her. When she gets to the office, she is stuck in front of the computer for long hours and gets blasted with cold air the whole time she is there. I asked the doctor for the best skin care regimen she can recommend for this kind of working lady. 

First off, you need to wash your face when you wake up in the morning. Be sure to use a mild soap with a pH level of not less than 5.5 as anything less than that is considered acidic. This protects the natural environment of your skin. 

Then apply toner that is right for your skin type. 

Lady E's Quick Tip - You can go to any Clinique counter for a free skin typing session. Mention my blogs or me at the Rustan's Makati or Shangri-La Mall counters to get a Treat or Teach You Time service wherein you can experience the products and get a free consultation. 

There are 4 skin types - Normal, Dry. Oily and Combination skin. The toner normalizes your skin. It returns what the soap has removed. After that, apply moisturizer. 

Apply sunscreen when your skin has absorbed the moisturizer. Your sunscreen SPF should not be less than 30. Apply on your face and neck and also the back of your hands as these are also regularly exposed to sunlight. 

After that, you can apply your favorite makeup!

While you are in the office, make sure to drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated. 

Lady E's Quick Tip - Be sure to do some stretches and take breaks often to keep your mind. body and spirit sharp while in the office. 

Stay tuned for more tips from our guest dermatologist!

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Doctor is In Clinique Event at Shangri-La Mall

Last Saturday, cousin C and I went to Shangri-La Mall to attend the Doctor is In event at the Clinique counter. Check out these photos.

Macarons from Bizu were served. 

These are the limited edition sets. Get them while they are still around. The set on the left are 5 small bottles of perfumes. The one on the right are 7 lipsticks designed for each day of the week. 

I really like this lippy set.

There's cousin C waiting for the doctor. 

You can get this bag free for every Php4,500 purchase. 

Busy, busy, busy.

Guest doctor for the event was Dr. Gina Banate, MD, DPDS who is a licensed dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society.

Guests got to have a personal consultation with the doctor. I asked her a few questions and I will be sharing the things that I've learned from her in my next post so watch out for that.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Join Us for Another Clinique Event!

Join us at Rustan's Makati Clinique counter today for the RCC Makati Anniversary Selling Event. The event starts at 2 pm. Food and drinks will be served. You can also learn makeup techniques from the resident beauty experts as they conduct a makeup workshop.

See you there!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

7 Q's with Ms. Verna Marin

Hi everyone! Sorry for being MIA for so long. I had a few health problems that needed to be addressed but I am okay now.

For today's post, I will share with you some nuggets of beauty wisdom from Ms. Verna Marin, Chief MUA of L'Oreal Philippines.

If you missed my post about the L'Oreal Workshop featuring Ms. Verna, you can read it here.

1. What's your favorite makeup and why? (blush, lipstick, etc.)
For now it’s mascara, I’m a girl and I have mood swings!!! Or maybe because the Voluminous Million Lashes of L’Oreal that I’m trying out is super good it opens up the eyes with thick long lashes. It’s coming out soon!

2. Modern moms lead very busy lives that they tend to forget about themselves. What's the most important thing they can do before leaving the house to look more polished without exerting too much effort?
Develop a 10 or even 5 minute makeup routine! It can be concealer mascara, blush and lipstick routine for everyday wear.  Concealer for the imperfections ,mascara to open up the eyes, blush to look healthy and lipstick for confidence!

3. What makeup should women splurge on? save on?
Splurge on foundation if synonymous to your skin. Splurge also on mascara and don’t ever share it with anybody. Save on blush-on buy peach shade it can work on varieties of lipstick colors.

4. Aside from cellphone and wallet, what are the 3 things you always have in your bag?
Tooth brush, tooth paste and lip balm or my favorite lipstick

5. What's the greatest thing you learned in the industry?
The makeup industry is constantly evolving, better products better techniques don’t be afraid to try new things and upgrade you skills :)

6. Who is your dream client?
 I am blessed with the most wonderful clients in the industry from personal, bridal, editorial, corporate, stage and TV, if i’m to wish for more it’s for a couple of personalities I see on TV that I know can benefit from a better makeup… let’s not name them. I just love the challenge!

7. What's the best makeup advice you can give to anyone?

One face to live with love and learn as much as you can about it! Try the makeup you like on the magazine or billboard but have a reality check. We all have different facial structures you may look best with less or more makeup it’s all about trying and finding out ;)

Thank you Ms. Verna for giving us the time and sharing with us your knowledge!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Doctor is In

Clinique Shangri-La Mall will be having another The Doctor is In event this coming Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2 pm.

The guest dermatologist will answer your beauty and skin questions.  There will also be a Teach or Trick activity and a giveaway. Food and drinks will also be served. You can reserve a slot at the Clinique counter.

See you there!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

30 Days of Watsons Beauty - Day 30

Welcome to the final day of this series! This is the last day so I want to share something special with you.

This is the True Match Blur Creme from my favorite drugstore brand, L'Oreal. I don't know why I've been ignoring this brand. They have excellent products at very affordable prices. Their products are also comparable to higher end brands. I have recently only discovered it. 

This product is used as a primer. I was looking for a primer to replace my Laura Mercier primer. I wanted to try Smashbox but I did a double take when I saw the price. Now that I am a mom, price is a huge concern for me when it comes to beauty products. I would pay for a good foundation or a palette but not that much for a primer. Fortunately, I wandered the aisles of Watsons at Beauty by SM and found this primer. It's only 400 pesos. Yeah, you read that right!

The micro-blur technology 'blurs' the pores to create a smooth look. I apply this before my foundation. You only need a small amount. Ms. Verna, chief MUA of L'Oreal Philippines also sings praises about this product. She used it in her workshop which you can read about here.

Be sure that you work fast when applying this product as it easily disappears into the skin. It's very lightweight. It feels really nice on the skin. This is now my official primer.

And that's the end of this series. I hope you enjoyed it! Thank you for sticking with me throughout. I will be making more of these in the future so watch out for that.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

30 Days of Watsons Beauty - Day 29

Today's product is from K-Palette. This is the Real Lasting Eyebrow Pen. This was a personal recommendation by MUA to the stars, Jigs Mayuga. I had the privilege of attending his workshop and after the workshop, we talked about brows. The trend for eyebrows nowadays is towards the natural look. This pen is perfect for that.

This is water resistant and long lasting. When you are ready to take it off, just rinse it out with soap and water. This is also perfect for beginners as the pen leaves a very light mark. You can fix any mistakes as you go. You can use this with an eyebrow pencil or powder. I use powders and it works just fine. You can also use it alone for a more natural look.

Stay tuned for the last day in this series!

Monday, October 5, 2015

30 Days of Watsons Beauty - Day 28

Happy Monday everyone! Do you have the Monday blues? I don't. I woke up feeling great this morning.

Today is Day 28 of this series and it features this product from Purederm. This is a pore cleansing pad. I really like this product. I used it after I removed my makeup with makeup remover wipes. I scrubbed my face and rinsed with water. I am too OC when it comes to makeup removal so I followed up with Physiogel after.

I thought that I had already removed a lot of makeup but when I looked at this cleansing pad, it still had a lot of foundation on it. My face ended up feeling raw as I got carried away scrubbing. I didn't notice it at first because the pad is soft but it can hurt if you are not careful. Just gently scrub away.

I will buy more of these cleansing pads and stock up as I rarely see them at Watsons.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

30 Days of Watsons Beauty - Day 27

Welcome to Day 27! Today's products are from OGX. These are the Tsubaki Blossom shampoo and conditioner. I tried these today and I am very happy with the results. My hair really feels softer as promised on the label. The scent is faint but wonderful. 

My hair looks and feels straighter today too. I have naturally wavy hair so it's really very noticeable. I also just air dry my hair. I am truly enjoying these OGX products. 


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