After so long of just looking at the Belle La Peau - SM Olongapo's list of services, I finally had the courage to ask and try the Full Brazilian Waxing and it cost P750 minimum. You may throw in additional P250 for the mask and trust me, you deserve it.
It's not that I decided to do it out of the blue. I've tried their underarm waxing sort of like an initiation before going for something bolder and it's just a lot different than how I could've imagined it will be.
What to expect on your first waxing experience?
1. It's going to be a little embarrassing.
I was asked to do several positions exposing my thing but that's to get all the hair out. If I were on my early 20's I'd probably be too shy to spread my legs to a stranger but now that I'm older, the thought of it felt like having just another armpit waxing. I mean, the attendant have the same thing and she'd probably done that a lot of times because its part of her job so there really is no reason to be shy. How I reacted to the pain was more embarrassing than actually posing to get waxed.
Natural makeup with bold lips is the easiest go to look for any woman but it could get boring. Then again, if you have a little extra time and an event to go to, throwing in a little colorful metallic to the mix could transition your look to full glam,
What: Metallics by Detail Makeover
Where to buy: Watsons, Department Stores and Beatymnl.com
It's been a long time since I purchased an eyeshadow palette, even single pans, because I don't really use it often for work and events so it kinda go to waste. I was happy with the "no makeup" makeup look because its simple, clean, formal and saves me time. Until most recently, I got bored with how I look.
What: BYS Berries 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Where to buy: Watsons and SM Department Store
Using liquid foundation is not my thing but after doing 30 days of Makeup, that morning habit stayed. It's not that I can't leave the house without it but I prefer to have a little makeup on before heading to work.
\What: THEFACESHOP Natural Story Miracle Finish Long Lasting CC Cushion
Where to buy: THEFACESHOP Boutique
What: BYS Velvet Lips Liquid Lipstick
Where to Buy: Watsons and Leading Department Stores
Price: P399.00 per 6g
"BYS Velvet Lipstick is a creamy, highly pigmented formula that glides on for easy application, boasting an instant, smooth matte lip. The non-drying formulation gives full coverage that stays put throughout the day, and includes a precision applicator that coats lips in one simple swipe." - www.bys.com.au
What: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Where to buy: Watsons and Departments Stores
Price: P199.00 / 6.8ml
Claims: (taken from www.maybelline.com)
WHAT IT IS
Fit Me® Concealer makeup for flawless, natural coverage. This oil-free concealer matches skin tones to deliver a more even complexion.
I wasn't into liquid makeup until I found Maybelline's Dream Satin Liquid Foundation. It is one of BeautyMNL's Best 40 Reviewed Products so I just had to try if it'll change my mind about using liquid foundation on a daily basis.
Air Whipped Liquid Foundation
Our unique air - soft formula provides poreless, satin - smooth looking skin. Extraordinary coverage that does not clog pores. Long lasting and moisturizing all day.
The first time I used mascara, I didn't have a good experience to a point that I would never want to use one again.
So what changed my mind?
What: BYS Waterproof Mascara (15ml)
Where to buy: Watsons, SM Department Store, and Zalora.ph
#kilayislife for most women as it frames their face. Personally, I can do without foundation, blush, lipstick, etc but never a well shaped eyebrows. Currently, I'm using the Eyebrow Kit from BYS in 02, Pow Brows.
What: BYS Eyebrow Kit in 02 (Pow Brows)
Where to buy: Watsons and SM Department Stores
How to Use:
Use the wax to shape and prep the brows. Apply the powder to fill in sparse areas and lock brows in place. Blend powder to create perfect custom shade.
The last time we visited Quiapo Church, we went to Wellmanson and that's were I found this paddle makeup brush set. I already took it out of the box since it's generic and most of the times Quiapo and Divisoria brushes have the similar quality anyway. The set includes five brushes, an egg shape sponge and a brush cleaner.
What: Paddle Makeup Brush Set
Where to buy: Wellmanson, Quiapo, Manila
I've been so curious about these paddle brushes since it first came out and it is easy to find at the mall but I cannot afford to pay a thousand or more for a single brush. Not even three hundred per piece for something that may be similar in quality with those from Quiapo or Divisoria.
I was simply browsing for a new lipstick at the mall when a sales representative from LA Girl Cosmetics offered this kit to me. At first I thought it was from the same company until I was able to check it out when I got home.
What: 2nd Love Jet Setter Make up Kit
2nd Love is distributed by Jet Cosmetics located in Los Angeles, California USA but made in China. This particular collection, as stated at the back of the box, is cruelty free and will be expiring on September 2021.
Colortrends is another brand of nail polish created by Chic Centre. Unlike Chic and Bobbie, the formula is a little thicker and less sheer. I've been using Bobbie and Chic for awhile now but this is the first time I'm trying out this particular line from the same company. Since it is quite affordable, I was able to purchase this entire collection together with the Shopaholic Collection.
Welmanson is probably my favorite store in Quiapo, Manila. Whenever we visit the church, I make sure to have a little money with me to buy some beading, nail art supplies and little trinkets. It's also the most organized one I've found along that area.
Holy week will start around early April so I'm planning to start making rosaries ready before the procession starts. Here are a few I got for some really affordable prices.
I'm a huge nail art enthusiast. It's my creative outlet and I spend on it more than an average woman would. Most of it are not easy to find as well or would cost you much for shipping. But trust me, there are a lot of alternatives that deliver almost the same quality and sometimes even better.
January is almost here and I've been watching a marathon of fashion shows on youtube. As expected, there's a wide variety of colors and patterns from the spring/summer 2017 collection to inspire my next post and nail art design.
I'm sure we have fashion shows but I'm not an important person to be invited. Finding the same videos online to check the local trend is just as difficult so I watch the Paris fashion week instead.
Anyways, here's my nail color trend report for the upcoming season.
1. Neutrals and Grayscale
Finally l was able to get two of these grainy polishes by Chic Cosmetics. It's been around since 2012 so it's nothing new but it wasn't easy to find from where I live. This isn't the complete collection but I'm happy with the available colors.
What: Chic Nail Polish Grainy Collection
Where to buy: Watsons/SM Department Store
I've been a nail art enthusiast for years and I've been using the same nail art brush set from Klick, a sister company of OMG. I didn't have any problem with it so if I were to purchase another nail art brush set from a local brand, I'd definitely get one from either Klick or OMG.
What: OMG Oh My Girl Professional Nail Art Brush
Where to Buy: SM Department Stores (body and bath section)
Among my favorite local brands of polish is Bobbie by Chic. The first time I saw this, I only bought black hole (the last one in the picture). I fell in love with it so I purchased the rest of the shades available at Watsons.
Galactic Night has quite a range of finish that I haven't seen on any local brands. It is a collection of pearl, foil, duochrome, chrome/metallic and holographic.
What: Bobbie Galactic Night Collection
Where to Buy: Watsons
I've been seeing OMG's 2 Way Nail Art Brush at Watsons for awhile but I was resisting the urge to buy it since I didn't like their polish formula in the past. But it has been four years (well, almost) since I first tried it. They've changed the packaging of their regular polishes so maybe this time their formula would also be better.
What: OMG 2 Way Nail Art Brush
Cost: P32.00 each
Where to buy: Watsons