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There’s nothing like Easter to remind everyone that summer is finally here. It’s an occasion defined by sunny days outdoors, beautiful pastel hues, bonding with family and friends, and of course, Easter egg hunts.

To make sure your hands and feet are perfectly Instagram-worthy for the occasion, head over to Nailaholics where you can enjoy some much needed “me time” and take part in the premier urban nail salon’s first national Easter egg hunt.

Dubbed #NailaholicsEasterHoliday, watch out for announcements on Nailaholics Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest beginning April 9 to 15, inviting the entire country to take part in a national hunt for key prizes hidden in each branch.

Lucky hunters who manage to find prize eggs can get a FREE manicure, FREE pedicure, or FREE pedicure and foot spa—all with themed Easter nail art. Just be sure to post your photos with the eggs and post it on social media and tag Nailaholics.

It’s a unique and memorable way to celebrate this holiday. So be sure to visit your nearest Nailaholics branch to celebrate the occasion in true pampered bliss.


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Did you know that crayons can now be used on your lips? Well, almost! Clinique and Crayola partnered up to bring you Clinique’s Chubby Sticks; if you have fond memories of playing with Crayola sticks when you were younger, then for sure you’re going to love this Crayola inspired collection by Clinique.

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Friday, March 24, the Clinique x Crayola event was held at U.P Town Center Activity area, and it was filled with fun activities such as free popcorn, customized cotton candy, first hand experience with brand’s newest collection, a photobooth area, and — to bring in the nostalgia — coloring area. But the main highlight was the day-to-night make-up workshop from celebrity make-up artist Paolo Maranan who used the Crayola Chubby Sticks to create summer-ready looks.

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This product is made with nourishing ingredients that leave your lips plump and moisturized! And did I mention that the new shades were actually colour matched to perfection in order to resemble the actual shades from Crayola?

Just check out the amazing range of colours!

7 Shades from the Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colours:

Wild Strawberry

Razzmatazz

Mauvelous

Mango Tango

Melon

Pink Sherbet

Tickle Me Pink

3 Shades for the Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm:

Brick Red

Fuzzy Wuzzy

Red Violet

Get a glimpse of the event highlights by checking out my vlog below!

The Clinique Crayola Collection is now available at all Clinique counters in the Philippines.

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Brand Name versus Quality. Which do you pay for? Honest speaking, I really don’t mind the brand as long as that alternative product works well too or almost the same from the branded one.

In today’s economy, people must be smart shopper and that’s the Watsons campaign,  “Switch & Save” which was launched wayback 2012. It is an educational effort that showed smart shoppers how to save on their personal care essentials in order to afford more of the things they really wanted and all they had to do so was shift from the leading brand to the Watsons brand!

Switch and Save Products

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In those first years, that simple idea proved a smashing success because Watsons customers all across the country made the switch, changing our their toothbrushes, tissues, lotions and more for the affordable, high quality Watsons alternative. Having a great momentum behind the movement, Watsons decided to expand their campaign to the pharmacy. Launching Watsons Generics in year 2014, Watsons was able to bring that same promise of affordable quality to Filipinos everywhere. Improving the state of nation’s healthcare was a huge win.

Switch and Save Endorsers

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But even with so many switches on board, not everyone seemed to be convinced having the notion that “cheaper means lower quality” yet the Watsons team knew the trith that with their products’ amazing quality, most people wouldn’t even feel the difference. That’s when a big idea was born – The Switch Test. The team would mount an in-store activity that asked shoppers to compare Watsons to the leading brands. The hitch – they had to do it blind. Without being able to see the brands, customers were asked to try out two products and choose the one they would rather buy. Of course, the results were overwhelming because 8 out of 10 shoppers chose the Watsons Label product over the leading branded counterpart. But the surprises didn’t end here because Watsons six celebrity endorsers, Christian Bautista, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Iya Villania, Kylie Padilla, Lorna Tolentino and Edu Manzano  were gathered together to try the Switch Test. Running the same blind test used in stores, Watsons asked each of the celebs the question, “What’s the difference between these two products?” Their verdict-none! Not even the discerning endorsers could tell exactly the difference between Watsons products quality and the leading brands’. There was, however, one big change they all noted. If you switch to Watsons, you can save up to 80%.

Watsons Karen Fabres, Danilo Chiong, Jared De Guzman, Viki Encarnacion, Aida Lapez with Edu Manzano, Lorna Tolentino, Iya Villania, Kylie Padilla and Christian Bautista

With so much more waiting this 2017, Watsons will be kick starting the year through the launch of the new Switch and Save TV commercial. Catch it and see for yourself the difference or you too will be convinced to Switch and Save!


Another skincare product was added to may daily skincare routine. It’s been exactly 1 month when Charmzone Ph reached me out to try few of their products and have it reviewed on my blog. I have second thoughts accepting the collaboration because I have a sensitive skin which might result to breakout. Well, what made me say yes to the collaboration? Upon researching, Charmzone received good reviews, offers good products and at the same time It’s basically from Korea and Korean skincare works well on my face.

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So what they sent me are Diamond Capsule Aqua Serum and Ginkgo Natural Makeup Cleansing Tissue but for this blog post, I’ll review first their Diamond Capsule Aqua Serum.  I actually don’t use serum because I feel I already put too much on my face after applying sunblock and moisturizer so this serum from Charmzone was very new to me and on my face. After a month using the product, I’m happy to say that their serum works  well with my skin.  It didn’t gave me any breakouts and many of my friends and colleagues noticed that my face is glowing.

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I would say that Charmzone’s serum tends to be one of the most hardworking product. It’s just lightweight and takes absolutely no time to apply. It’s a quicker step than cleansing; It’s more of just applying water on face. So for anyone, I definitely recommend trying Charmzone’s Serum if you want to achieve a more glowing skin. However, everyone’s skin is the different, so what may work for me may not work for you.

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Wanna know more about Charmzone and what other products do they offer? Follow them on Instagram.


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Paris is my dream destination probably because it’s the fashion capital of the world and of course Paris itself is a beautiful city but let’s be honest that going to this beautiful city is quite pricey right? So for now, I’ll try as much as I can to be a Parisian woman in terms of scent as Watsons brings Enchanteur Paris to the Philippines.

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Enchanteur Paris is a range of high quality and timeless French-inspired fine Eau de Toilettes (EDT) and fragrance-infused body care products for young women. And now, Watsons made it easier for Filipinas who love to smell good to choose ther signature scent from this line of quality but affordable EDT.

There are four Enchanteur fragrances for different personalities. These lovely and enchanting scents were inspired by the romance of Paris, the City of Lights, and the chic aesthetic of French women.

Enchanteur Mon Amie + Enchanteur Magique Product Line

First is the Magique which is suitable for the carefree, confident and adventurous girl having a magical mix of apple, magnolia and praline. This is perfect for a day out with your sweetheart as you try fun and new things together.

Enchanteur Mon Amie Product Line

Mon Amie is for the fun, cheerful and charming girl. She can wear this breezy scent of fresh citrus, red apple and pink peonies on an exciting adventure with friends.

Enchanteur Belle Amour Product Line

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Belle Amour is for the romantic sweet girl on her first date with a special person. This is a captivating blend of apple, melon, blackcurrant and pink rose scents that would make her date’s heart beat faster.

Enchanteur Adore Product Line
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Adore is for the elegant, graceful and adorable girl. She likes the sensual scent of wild jasmine, pink mimosa and golden pear. This alluring fragrance evokes glamor and sophistication.

All four Enchanteur Paris fragrances strike the perfect balance whether you want something light, fresh, sparkling, elegant or sensual.

Enchanteur Paris also shares a French woman’s secret to making her fragrance last longer and that is through complementing the Eau de Toilette with the Parfum Lotion, Parfum Serum, Deospray and Hand Cream. With these products, your chosen Enchanteur Paris scent will linger and enchant the whole day.

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Enchanteur Paris is exclusively available at all Watsons stores nationwide and The SM Store-Beauty Section.

The Eau de Toilette retails at Php400,

Php100 for the Hand Creams,

Php129 for the Deosprays,

Php210-Php275 for the Parfum Serum and Parfum Lotions.

More photos during the event:

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An activity was prepared before the program proper is that is to color an Eiffel Tower that will reflect our personality. Of course, mine is pink!

Watsons' Sharon Presbitero-Decapia and Lexie Coloma

Sharon Presbitero-Decapia and Lexie Coloma

 

Krishna Kulkani General Manager Wipro Unza, manufactuer of Enchanteur Fragrances

Krishna Kulkani, General Manager Wipro Unza, Manaufacturer of Enchanteur Fragrances

 


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Saturday, February 25 at Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle when Slam Event Production organized a Basic Make Up Workshop  with the beauty youtuber, Raiza Contawi. The workshop tackled topics such as basic skin care, personal makeup applications, effortless makeup transition from day to night look, basic highlighting and contouring and of course how to pick the right products for your skin type.

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Registration started at exactly 10 AM and upon registering you will receive a welcome loot bag which includes a beauty blender, nail polish, moisturizer from Jergens, lipgloss from Careline, Biore’s cleanser and Cure’s Natural Aqua Gel. Aside from the loot bag, bingo cards were given also wherein we have to go every booth and familiarized ourselves with their products to have the people on the booth sign our cards. As soon as we get to complete all the needed signs, our bingo cards are now included for the raffle after the workshop and luckily I won a minor prize c/o Ever Bilena.

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To name the concessionaires who are on the event are:

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Vanilla Pop Clothing

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Ever Bilena

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Luv the Bag

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Passionate Pinay Crafter

Jergens

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Baby Foot

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Donna B

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Totoo pala ang Pag-ibig

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Bold Behavior

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Playtime

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MKO,

Biore, Tag77 / Tag Cash and Mary Kay

At exactly 11 AM, Raiza Contawi started her talk. Of course, I will share on this blog what I Ms. Raiza discussed on her workshop.

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SKINCARE 

  • Start with makeup remover
  • Facial Cleanser
  • Exfoliator
  • Moisturizer
    • For dry skin, use a face oil
    • For oily skin, use an oil free moisturizer such as Neutrogena brand
  • Sun Screen

MAKEUP PROCESS

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    • Moisturizer. Apply very thinly before primer. You can apply using finger or by using a flat foundation brush.
    • Primer. Apply all over the face with fingers or brush to make your foundation last for hours.
    • Foundation. With your beauty blender, pat it flat on your face starting from the center going outwards. Find a base designed for your skin type such as oily skin, combination skin and dry skin.
      • For oily skin, look for words like “oil-control” or “oil-free. If your skin is extremely shiy, you may need one containing oil-absorbing powders.
      • If you have combination skin, either you can try a moisturizing foundation if mostly dry and if not go with an oil-free.
    • Concealer.
    • Contour and Highlighting.
    • Setting with Powder. Using a brush or powder puff, pat it over your foundation to set it and to absorb excess oil.

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  • Brows. Remember to groom the brows first. Fill in the the brows with an angled brush and spoolie, and apply brow mascara to set the brows in place.
  • Eyes. The safest colors are the brown tones. Stick to a light/champagne shade, medium brown, dark brown or black as your everyday colors.
  • Eyeliner. When applying the eyeliner, make sure to apply it as close to the lash line as possible. Do not forget to apply the inner water line as well. Set it with a matte black eye shadow.
  • Mascara. Wiggle the wand while applying mascara. It is also important to apply mascara after applying false eyelashes. Make sure to apply both on upper and lower lashes.
  • Blush. Smile and pat it on the apple of your cheeks. Tap off excess product when applying blush. Use a blush brush.
  • Lipstick. Make sure to apply a shade that’s complementary to your skin tone. Choose warm shades if in doubt.
  • Setting Sprays. Spray twice with an X direction across the face to set your makeup in place.

BASIC BRUSHES/TOOLS
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  • Foundation brush
  • Powder brush
  • Blush brush
  • Contour/angled brush
  • Angled brush for the brows
  • Spoolie
  • Crease brush
  • Blending brush
  • Large flat eyeshadow brush
  • Medium flat eyeshadow brush
  • Small flat eyeshadow brush
  • Eyeliner brush
  • Lip brush
  • Makeup spatula
  • Scissors
  • Lash curler

Aside from Raiza doing the makeup tutorial, attendees and I were given the chance to try to do our makeup applying Raiza’s steps, tips and techniques. I guess that was the most fun activity during the whole day workshop.
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After the hands on makeup activity, snacks were already distributed per table and followed by giving of certificates.
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Over-all, this workshop is definitely a good experience especially for those who haven’t had formal makeup lessons and the price aren’t bad at all. Congrats SLAM Event Productions!

If you’re interested to attend the upcoming workshops of SLAM Event Production,you may reach them at:

For inquiry: customerservice@slameventproduction.com

For Sales and Marketing: SaraleeA@slameventproduction.com

www.slameventproduction.com

wwww.facebook.com/pages/SlamProduction

Twitter: @slameventprod

Instagram: @slameventprod

Snapchat Code: slameventprod

Youtube Channel


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Probably we are already familiar with the concept of waxing just like most women. And like a lot of them, you probably also think that the process doesn’t sound very appealing, right? Still, waxing is a standard part for a lot of women’s grooming routine; and they will book a session, show up for their appointment, go through the whole (seemingly) painful procedure, and emerge smooth and hair-free, without batting an eyelid. Why do we go through it all?

Because to be honest, waxing is not as excruciating as one might assume. It’s all a matter of choosing the right waxing salon to go to. For starters, a reputable salon should be able to take you through the process without causing anxiety, regardless if you’ve been doing this for years or you’re new to the whole thing. They should be able to demonstrate why there’s no need to feel self-conscious and assure you that you’re in the hands of experts. The process is swift, and the aestheticians are trained to work in small, manageable sections and press on the skin as the wax is removed to help ease discomfort. After that, you’re ready to go. It’s all quite simple and straightforward.

If you think you’re ready to take the plunge, then there’s no better time than April 3rd—when Hey Sugar!, the country’s premiere all-natural waxing destination, celebrates National Hair Free Day.

For the occasion, you can visit any Hey Sugar branch between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and you can get free underarm waxing and eyebrow threading for free.