Tuesday, December 29, 2015

NEW VIDEO | 2015 Recap and My New Year's Resolutions

New video is up on my channel guys! I shared my 2015 RECAP and my New Year's Resolutions! I'd love to read about your 2015 Recap and NY Resolution/s! Share them with me in the comment box! :) I wish everyone a fruitful year ahead!!! Enjoy watching, loves!

Monday, December 28, 2015

SLEEK MAKEUP: Makeup Tutorial





















Hi guys, new makeup video! SLEEK MAKEUP is finally in the Philippines! I've already tried and tested this brand 4 years ago back when it was only available online--no doubt that this brand is one of the finest in the market. Highly pigmented products, wide array of shades--you won't be disappointed!

This look is what I came up with and I think it's perfect for the holidays! Don't you think?
Check out the video down below and follow the tutorial! :)

You can find SLEEK MAKEUP AT SM Makati. 

Products used:
Sleek Makeup SUNSET i-Divine Palette
Sleek Makeup Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette
Sleek Makeup Matte Me in Birthday Suit

Year End FAVORITES! (Makeup, Travels, Hotels. Gadgets)





















Hey everyone! I have a new video about my YEAR-END FAVORITES! I had so much fun sharing my faves for this month as well as the rest of the year (for other categories) and I hope you find them helpful. 

Feel free to use this guide to go directly to the category you want: 

SKINCARE (starts at 0:09)
Leaders PH Face Masks https://www.facebook.com/leadersphilippines
Avene Thermal Water Spray https://www.facebook.com/EauThermaleAvenePH
Celeteque Hydrolyzed Moisturizing Mist https://www.facebook.com/celeteque.productassociate

MAKEUP (starts at 1:40)
Etude House Curl Fix
Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette (SM Makati/MOA)
Essence Brow Stylist Set
Nature Essentials ADORE Lip Cream http://www.instagram.com/natureessentials
Sleek Makeup Birthday Suit Matte Lip Cream (SM Makati/MOA)
SayTioco Brush Set (11pcs) by Nature Essentials http://www.instagram.com/natureessentials

BAGS (starts at 5:00)
Blue bag from http://www.instagram.com/cnsnbags
Samantha Thavasa from Tokyo, Japan https://www.instagram.com/samantha.thavasa/

FITNESS (starts at 6:08)
Gfoxx International Supplements
Read about my weightloss (so far) here - http://www.saytioco.com/2015/11/shed-extra-pounds-in-14-days-my-story.html 
*CALL THEM AT 09175214430 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

TRAVELS/TRIPS (starts at 7:42)
Tokyo, Japan http://bit.ly/1Jr1ZSk
Boracay Island http://bit.ly/1TezBIK

HOTELS/BED AND BREAKFAST (starts at 8:48) 
Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Japan http://bit.ly/1gp8D0y
Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast (Bulabog Beach in Boracay) (9:15) http://www.lazydogboracay.com

GADGETS/APP (starts at 10:23) 
Canon G7X from http://bit.ly/1P5jfRy
Camera Window available at the App Store
CAMERA I USED IN THIS VIDEO: Canon Powershot G7X
Get it from: http://bit.ly/1P5jfRy



Contact Say Tioco

OPEN TO COLLABORATIONS, BRAND PARTNERSHIPS, SPONSORSHIPS:
Feel free to email saytiocoartillero@gmail.com for inquiries.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ask Say Tuesday | Bigger Apartment? Best Travels & Makeup Q's

Hey everyone! New video is up!!! I've been doing Ask Say videos for the past couple of years but I'm so excited to say that I'll be uploading a new Ask Say segment every Tuesday! Hence the tag #AskSayTuesday! Yay! In these videos, I'll feature YOUR QUESTIONS! One of my main goals for 2016 is to interact better with my online friends (you guys)! I hope you as excited as I am! 

Here is the very first #AskSayTuesday video! I answered questions about moving to a bigger apartment, my best travels, makeup questions, and many more! 

If you want your question to be featured, all you need to do is comment in the video and ask me anything! Just use the hashtag #AskSayTuesday



Enjoy watching, guys! 
Happy Holidays! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What I Looked Like in Senior High | NEW VLOG!

Hi everyone! New vlog for today is up on my channel!


MAKEUP OF THE DAY:
  • Featured my current favorite brown lip color from Nature Essentials called "Adore" isn't it prettty?
  • I've been loving the dewy foundation effect on my skin and I've been using my makeup sponge from AgoraBoutique and my Revlon PhotoReady Foundation (this shade looked a bit off already after a few hours on my skin because the tan on my face has faded!!)
  • Blush is from the Sleek Blush by 3 Palette (cream) 
  • Roller Lash by Benefit
  • Essence Brow Kit


We also went over to Bey's house for her annual Christmas dinner! So much food, thank you so much Bey!

Mark and I tried TIM HO WAN the day after and oh my goodness. Expect a food post on this restaurant! I'm craving for the buns as I write this!!!

I got my yearbook from my old highschool and this is what I looked like!!! McDonalds eyebrows (overplucked, for sure!) Hahaha! How time flies. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

JAPAN TRIP 2015

One of the best times of my life has got to be my trip to Tokyo, Japan last November. I was invited by the Beauty Bound Asia team (Google) to attend the finals of the competition as a coach/judge! I literally cried when I found out. I didn't expect it at all. I've been meaning to go to Japan and I totally did not expect that it would happen this year. Here'a a recap of what happened during my trip, guys + bonus photos I have not uploaded on social media! Enjoy!



DAY 1 

  • Flying with PAL, arriving at Haneda Airport
  • First time using the restroom in Japan (CRAZY CLEAN)
  • RITZ CARLTON HOTEL ROOM TOUR (I swear, the best hotel I've stayed at!!!)
  • SO MUCH GOODIES FROM BEAUTYBOUNDASIA haul video here!
  • Welcome dinner at Gonpachi in Shibuya
  • Meeting fellow beauty creators from all over Asia 
  • Meeting Michelle Phan and her bf Dom, in the flesh! (EEEEK!)
Seriously, guys, the best first day in Japan. Michelle Phan inspired me to start my own channel. And finally, after 5 years, I meet her in real life!!! Catch all the fun times in this video blog - 


DAY 2 - 

  • Getting lost in the streets of Ropponggi (but I loved it) met a cute dog along the way
  • Workshops and mentoring sessions at YouTube Space Tokyo (coolest place, ever!)
  • Tried pirikura (Japanese Photobooth) at YouTube Space Tokyo
  • Lunch at AFURI (ramen)
  • Dressing up for the Beauty Bound Asia FINALS
  • After Party at B&R Akasaka, got to talk to Michelle Phan and JKISSA!
  • Had a bit too much champagne, and yup, you'll see a little drunk side of me in this vlog LOL
  • After, after party at a ramen place hahaha :)
Watch it here - 



DAY 3 -

  • Visited Samantha Thavasa with fellow coaches and we took home a bag each! I am so inlove, thank you Samantha Thavasa!
  • Borrowed an umbrella from Ritz Carlton because of the rain!! Thank you Ritz Carlton :)
  • Visited FAMILY MART for lunch, tried the onigiri OMGGGG soooo good. 
  • SHOPPED at Don Quixote, my favorite place in Japan! I did a haul on this. 
  • Ate at a curry place called COCO CURRY, I loved it!!! 
  • Met up with a friend of mine! Hi ARI!! :)
  • Rode the train for the first time
  • Went to the HACHIKO STATUE, I had to see Hachiii. 
  • Went to SHIBUYA
  • I love Japanese vendos, and the warm milk tea is my fave
  • TOKYO TOWER
  • Ramen for dinner with Ari
  • Took the taxi back to the hotel because my legs were killing me!
  • Started packing, and it was almost impossible!
Watch all the fun in the vlog -



DAY 4 - 


  • Last day in Tokyo
  • Made a last trip to Don Quixote to buy more stuff I did a haul on this. 
  • Took the taxi to Haneda Airport
  • Bought more pasalubong at TIAT (super inexpensive chocolates!)
  • Flight back to Manila, had the whole aisle to myself WOOHOO!


One of the most memorable trips EVER.
I am definitely coming back for you, Japan. I love you forever and ever and ever!!!

Coreon Gate Internet Cafe | REVIEW

Hey guys! I’m baccck to blogging! And if you noticed, I’ve started revamping my blog. It will now tackle beauty, lifestyle, a little bit of tech, and traveling--not just limited to beauty stuff. Stay tuned as I launch this blog’s new look on January! Let’s move on to our post for the day.

WATCH THIS NEW VLOG RELATED TO THIS POST:



The past days gave Metro Manila so much non stop rain that my internet started going bonkers. Bonkers enough that it started driving me bonkers. Ever since I moved, I’ve been using my Huawei Pocket Wifi using a SmartBroadband sim. And I subscribe to UNLISURF995 every month, and when that promo was terminated for good by Smart, I moved on to SURFMAX995 – not the best because I get a cap of 800mb per freaking day. And I upload videos everyday, do a lotta work online…etc so getting a cap was a nightmare. I didn’t want to switch networks because Globe doesn’t work well in my area. And Sun, well, I haven’t tried yet. Once you use up your 800mb for the day, Smart sends a message telling you just that, and your internet starts slowing down, like FOR REAL. So then you need to purchase BIG BYTES on top of your monthly subscription of SURFMAX995. Big Bytes gives you extra mb’s to use up along with other “free” stuff I don’t even give a care about (like iFlix…etc) I usually get BIG50 (for a day) and I’m all good.

Well the past 3 days I couldn’t even use my internet because pages won’t load. 800mb/day wasn’t even consumed. I was at wit’s end messaging Smart and telling them to give me an explanation. After days of no response all they told me was “…you consumed your 800mb that’s why your internet slowed down.” WHAT THE HECK? How could I have consumed my 24,000mb for those 3 days if I COULDN’T EVEN USE MY INTERNET?!

I got tired of talking to whoever is behind the Smart Twitter account and I tried subscribing to BIG BYTES and boom, my internet was back. So in conclusion, on top of my SURFMAX995 every month, Smart gives me NO CHOICE but but buy extra BIG BYTES everyday just to get decent internet connection *even if my 800/mb hasn’t even been used up*. Seriously, I can’t deal with SmartBro. I can’t deal with the internet in the Philippines, in general.

So when I reached my boiling point, I headed over to Bo’s Coffee at SM MANILA, bringing with me all my work stuff. I paid 270.00php for a meal and connected to the internet. Started uploading a video and boom. 500 minutes for a 9 minute video (upload speed was at 0.02mbps WTH, while regular browsing was quick). After finishing my meal I told myself I CANNOT STAY THAT LONG IN HERE. So I went onto Google and searched for cafés that offer SUPER FAST INTERNET. I stumbled upon some hotels and all that but with UBER’S unbelievable surge nowadays I didn’t wanna go so far just to upload videos. But I had deadlines to catch. I stumbled upon an internet café in Adriatico Street in Malate which claims they offer 200mb upload and download speed.

Without hesitation I booked an Uber ride at 1.7 surge and went straight to this café.
If you watch my vlogs, you’d be familiar with this place Joyce and Bea and myself love, it’s called MAKCHANG (Korean) and we frequent the coffee shop just beside Makchang called Angel N Kiss. Now this café with 200mb internet is located on the second floor. Right above Angel N Kiss. It’s called COREON GATE INTERNET CAFÉ.





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I loved how it was so quiet inside. Not much people. Mainly Koreans chilling and just doing their own thing.

It’s common courtesy to at least order something before sitting down and staying for a long time, so I did just that. I ordered Chicken ala King for PHP150.00, the cashier gave me the username and password for the internet, and told me that I can stay for as long as 8 hours. Drinking water was free, and infused with lemon, so that’s a plus!


Chicken ala King tasted GOOD!! Worth the 150.00. They also have coffee, cakes…etc.
I got a spot on this long table with high chairs. Electric sockets were available ON THE TABLE, super helpful. I was able to plug in everything I needed to plug in!

I gave their internet a try. And comparing to Bo’s Coffee’s 0.02mbps upload speed (500 mins for 9 min video), Coreon gave me a decent 0.85-1.00mbps (approx. 64 mins for a 9 min video) and not just that, upload speed actually SPEEDS UP and even SLOWS down depending on the number of people in the café.

I was able to upload 3 videos in total and I was at the café from 2pm till almost 8pm. NOT BAD. YOUTUBERS WHO NEED THIS PLACE, YOU ARE WELCOME!!!

The upload speed was jumpy, but it was more decent compared to the one back at Bo’s Coffee or even my HuaWei SmartBro wifi.

I caught my deadlines thanks to Coreon Internet Café!
Let’s do a recap of the things I love about Coreon Internet Café:
  1. Located near Makchang, situated above Angel n Kiss Café along Adriatico Street—easy to find via WAZE
  2. Air conditioned
  3. Cozy, comfortable environment
  4. Security guard present (I asked Kuya guard to kindly watch over my station as I take a quick restroom break and he did! Thank you Kuya guard! Still be mindful of your stuff, because after all, we’re in Manila, not Japan lol)
  5. Good food, affordable
  6. Spacious stations, you go pick you own spot
  7. Internet is quick when there’s not much people around
  8. I spent 150.00 for 6 hours of steady internet—not bad.
  9. Free lemon water, perfect!
  10. Restroom available. Only 1, though. Not the cleanest, but soap + tissue paper is present.
Some of the things I did not like:
  1. When it gets crowded, internet slows down (duh) but not in a way that would prevent you from surfing the net/sending emails/etc.
  2. There’s a station of computers by the window and I’ve seen kids watch Peppa Pig…etc. But I got annoyed with 2 youngsters who were playing some sort of game with guns and both of them were shouting at each other, disrupting the peace and quiet in the café. They DO have a gaming area, so dapat dun nalang sila. Kaloka.
  3. Internet speed is a bit jumpy, but like I said, speaking from a Youtuber’s perspective, 3 videos uploaded in 6 hours is not bad.
There you go guys, my Coreon Café review. I wasn’t paid to review this; I just want to help out because there’s not much reviews about this place!

To my fellow Youtubers, you know na where to seek refuge when internet is dowwwwwn.
For more points I missed, go visit Coreon’s website, everything is covered here - http://www.coreongate.com/

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Shed Extra Pounds in 14 Days! MY STORY (Happy Fit 21)


I’m back from Japan, guys! I had the best time over there, but I’ll save that for another blog post. For today I am here to share what I’ve been doing to lose extra pounds. Let’s face it guys, my physique is not that of a ‘normal’ Filipina’s. My build is bigger. I have an hour-glass body shape. Something that other people see as “fat”/”chubby”. For years I’ve struggled being compared to THINNER, SEXIER Filipinas, but I never let that get to me. Weight has been and I think will always be a big issue in the Philippines and time is too precious to live up to small-minded people’s expectations. So I’ve been embracing what I am. And striving to look better without losing what I truly am.

Giving a little background about my weight loss history. I have always been a big kid. I ballooned when I was in 3rd grade after stuffing my face with food all the time. And then I joined the volleyball team, became part of the varsity for a good, roughly 7-8 years so that shed baby weight, and kept it off. I clearly remember getting my heart broken (LOL), getting depressed and finding solace in a POT (yes, a pot) of rice and kaldereta one New Year’s Eve and just like that, I was back with my old habits. A few years after, I found out about Hip Hop Abs (the video exercise series) and got intensely ADDICTED to it that I was able to shrink back to my normal weight, healthy BMI and all that. And then after another few years, I relapsed, and went back to my old eating habits. And THEN I got addicted to BODYROCKTV on YouTube and found myself WORKING OUT EVERYDAY. I didn’t miss ONE SINGLE DAY. I was that determined. Again, I lost all the weight and felt extremely pleased.
About 10 months ago, stress of my work got to me and I just found myself not finding any time to workout. I just worked and worked and worked. I also had so much fun eating out. It was one of my favorite things to do with Mark and friends. All that made me gain extra weight. And then I started getting irregular periods. I went to my OB-GYNE and she diagnosed me with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) This causes weight gain, acne on the jawline, and many other things.
My OB prescribed me with birth-control pills that made me gain even MORE weight. I hate taking pills. Although it gave me crystal clear skin, I hated the way it made me feel. Always bloated, boobs felt like exploding, nausea, etc. GOOD NEWS, after 6 months of medication, I am clear of PCOS and I was given permit to discontinue the pills.
The problem now is how to shed the weight? I was 23 that time (some time last year) and I just couldn’t understand why it was SO DIFFICULT to bounce back to my old active routine. Perhaps it’s the age? So I paid no mind, I just poured my effort with work and all.
August of this year (2015) I suffered depression. It wasn’t something that I needed help with, I had the courage, thankfully, to come to terms with it, shared it in my vlogs because I really didn’t like the way it was already affecting my work (doing videos), my interaction with people, and most especially my health. When I became honest about it, it felt great. People going thru the same stuff shared their thoughts, and I knew I wasn’t alone. I just think that it was the pressure of living alone (I moved out FEB 2015 to my own place), the pressure of MAKING A LIVING, and other stuff.
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I started being active again SEPT 2015. I did different spinning workouts, elliptical routines, my old BodyRock workouts…etc. I started eating healthier. No more ‘grab all you want’ at the supermarket, I actually read labels now. No to FAKE FOOD. I took in more veggies and less red meat. More fruits, too! I thoroughly enjoyed.
There was one problem. I wasn’t losing at the rate I wanted to. I felt stuck. I knew I could do better.
This was the time I tried out and entered the HappyFit21 program by GFOXX International. I met the the people behind this brand and together with a dietician/nutritionist, they helped me construct a diet plan that was ideal for my goals. We took measurements on OCTOBER 21, and these are the before shots. I felt incredibly bloated and not fit at all.
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My upper,middle,lower waist areas measured 36.5, 36.5 and 40 inches respectively. I still had the hourglass shape, but I knew I could shed the extra weight. I knew losing the extra pounds would make me happy, so why not, right?
I was introduced to the HappyFit21 program wherein there are 2 phases, the first phase was the hardest as it was cleansing and totally eliminating carbs/veggies/fruits in my diet. It was similar to Atkins, and I took GFOXX Supplements to nourish my body and make it all work together. I was also instructed to NOT WORK OUT because I’ll be needing this to break the plateau later on for Phase 2.
Here are the products I took during my 2 week cleanse -
Kaleidos - http://gfoxxinternational.com/Kaleidos-Complex-Chew *ahh, my salvation. These are veggies and fruits chewables that replaced my intake of the actual food.
Prozyme Shake - http://gfoxxinternational.com/Prozyme-Shake *this served as a meal replacement. I love this so much!!!
Algicleanz - http://gfoxxinternational.com/AlgiCleanz-Jelly *this cleaned out my intestines and overall gave me the cleanse that I needed
*CALL THEM AT 09175214430 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
I was given a list of food that I could and could not eat. Basically lean meat, eggs…etc. Here’s a sample meal!
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It was difficult. Man, was it difficult. I cheated a couple of times, because food at events aren't always healthy, and this woman HAS TO EAT else turn into a monster. LOL. But overall, I followed everything. And two weeks later, I measured and this is the result: (giving you a comparison pic from the last measurement)
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I now have the following measurements: 32.4, 34.5, 39.
I was completely amazed because this is WITHOUT WORKING OUT. Just goes to show the big role that diet plays in weight loss, guys.
I’ve also been religiously going to my iLipo sessions (you can read about this here - http://saytiocoartillero.blogspot.com/2015/04/ilipo-my-first-treatment-before-after.html)
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I’ve also gotten into waist training lately. This is more of training my waist to stay small while I do all the dieting. Nobody wants sagging!
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This is the Classic Waist Burner (SIZE Medium) from http://www.instagram.com/raveyourbeauty

I also noticed it on my FACE! Looook! I lost the extra jaw chin fats. I’m not deceiving you with contour, either.
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Now I am on PHASE 2. Which means I have to go back to my normal diet which is my chicken and veggies + fruits. Less carbs because we don’t want to relapse, and still on my 1 meal replacement for everyday with the Prozyme Shake. I also take the Prozyme Fiber C to continuously clean out my color for better absorption of nutrients into my system.
I didn’t pig out in Japan. I actually think I walked MORE! I took a photo of how my body has transformed the past weeks and here you go:
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I also lost 2.2 pounds while in Japan. It was all the walking guys. Believe me! I didn’t eat that much, too!
Well, today we are here. I have a long way to go, and I vow to NOT RELAPSE ANYMORE.
Thank you to GFOXX team for the amazing support. My dietician, Daisy, is amazing!! You should CALL THEM AT 09175214430 to get your OWN DIET PLAN suited for your needs/goals! Also a huge thanks to Mr. Tan, CEO of GFOXX, for believing in me!
I am taking charge of my destiny. And that is becoming a better version of me every single day. TAKE CHARGE, GIRLS! Everything else will follow. Health is everything.
One of the greatest things you can do for your body is to LOVE IT and CARE FOR IT.
I’ll be back with more updates soon!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How To Keep Fresh (Tips)

Staying fresh all day long is quite a challenge for on-the-go women like you and I primarily because we live in a tropical country, causing us to sweat more than usual. We also barely have the time in between meetings and events to freshen up—considering the fast pace of life we have now. Everything should be done in a jiffy! Here are some ways you can keep fresh all day everyday:

1. Use makeup primer – makeup adheres to primer, making it stay on your face longer. This also keeps your skin mattified and fresh; minimizing the pores, fine lines and other imperfections. This minimizes the need for touch ups throughout the day, leaving you with perfect looking makeup even after many, many hours!

2. Oil Blotting Sheets—born with oily/combo skin? No problem! Oil blotting sheets to the rescue! Many women make the mistake of directly applying powder over their oily skin and this just result to a cakey looking face. Make sure you BLOT sebum first, and then use powder after when retouching.

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3. Up-do’s – doing field-work? Try tying your hair up in a ponytail to keep it out of your face and also make you feel more fresh even amidst the humidity!

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4. Carefree Pantyliners – nothing feels more uncomfortable and definitely UN-FRESH than everyday wetness, so I see to it that I use Carefree Pantyliners everyday—they absorb wetness in an instant, making you feel #FreshInsideAndOut!

5. Breath mints—want to ace that interview at the end of the day? Make sure you carry breath mints with you! Stinky breath is a turn-off. If you have the time, brush your teeth after meals!

These are super simple ways to keep fresh all day every day. Little things make a huge difference!

Monday, October 26, 2015

GlamourBox/BYS Makeup Unboxing + Giveaway!

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Girls, I have another unboxing/makeup haul to share with everyone!
This is from GLAMOURBOX—and I must admit I looove every bit of it. It contains BYS products that every girl should have! This month’s box is definitely worth it. Check out Glamourbox at https://www.glamourbox.ph/ Watch the video to see the contents! :)
In line with BYS, they recently celebrated an anniversary and I shared with you guys what they gave away to everyone during the event!

Make sure you watch till the end, as I am giving away a bunch of the makeup products to ONE lucky winner!
All you need to do is comment in the video and comment in this blog post! Just 2 comments, loves!
Good luck and enjoy! :)

Always be #CetaphilSelfieReady (Giveaway!)

Hi girls! Do you have trouble removing your make-up? Is it such a hassle for you to carry your make-up removal cleansers and cotton pads? Afraid as well those products might have ingredients which could irritate your skin? No need to worry as Cetaphil has introduced a convenient solution for women like you!

The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths comes in a pack of 25 high quality cloths which is infused with the world class, award-winning Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser formula.

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The ultra-soft, disposable cloths are enclosed in a snap-to-close packaging to ensure the product is perfectly sealed inside, and will not dry out. Using the new facial cleansing solution of Cetaphil proves to be easy, as one just needs to pull out one cloth and wipe one’s face—without having to dampen it with water nor any make-up removing solutions.

Whether you’re in transit, out of the house, or you just need a simpler make-up removal routine, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths is an essential for the modern-day woman. With these cleansing cloths, you’ll be #CetaphilSelfieReady anywhere, and everywhere you go!

And all of you are in for a treat! Cetaphil is giving away Packs of 3 Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths to 3 lucky individuals!

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Here’s how!

1. Follow Cetaphil on Instagram (www.instagram.com/CetaphilPH)

2. Post a selfie on Instagram of an instance when you wanted to wash off your make-up and you desperately needed an easier, and more convenient solution than the usual products you use.

3. Make sure that your caption should mention why you need the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths!

4. Don’t forget to tag us at @CetaphilPH and use the hashtags #CetaphilMyEssential, #MakeUpRemover, #CetaphilSelfieReady. Only those entries with the tag and mentions will be counted as valid entries!

5. Winners will be selected based on the creativity of their captions and photos.

6. You can send as much entries as you want, but entries will only be accepted until November 6, 11:59 PM. Winners will receive a message from Cetaphil Philippines on the week of November 9 with details how to claim your prizes.

Good Luck!

Here are suggested photo samples!

1. Selfie in the car, while holding up a cotton pad and an empty bottle

2. Selfie in a restaurant and you’re looking at your compact mirror because you noticed you made a mistake in your make-up

3. Selfie in a restroom and you can’t seem to take off too much blush you’ve applied.

Good luck!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ultimate Makeup Haul + Giveaway!

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Hi girls, I have a new video up on my channel, it’s a 20-min long haul! I love doing hauls, and I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I do. There’s a surprise near the end, so make sure you watch everything.



All you need to do is leave a comment in the video as well as this blog post.
Good luck! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

BDJ Box Elite (Ber Month) Unboxing + Giveaway!

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Hello girls!

What better way to start the day than with a giveaway? I did an unboxing video on the BDJ Box Elite Ber-Month Beauty Box! The video is up live on my channel, you can view it here:


Watch till the end, and you’ll find out which items are up for a giveaway! 1 lucky winner from the Philippines will get to take home selected products from the box :)

All you need to do is leave a comment in this blog post and don’t forget to INCLUDE YOUR YouTube username! I need them to match your entries!

Second step is to go watch the video and leave a comment there, as well. Only 1 entry per person,  no spamming—spamming automatically disqualifies you!

Check out BDJ BOX here https://bdjbox.com/
Enjoy the video, loves! Have a great day ahead.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

CETAPHIL GENTLE CLEANSING CLOTHS – Review!

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Hi girls! Today we are putting the Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Cloths to a test! Let’s see if it works.

Overview: The Cetaphil Cleansing Cloths –

1. Thoroughly removes dirt and makeup without irritation

2. Dermatologist developed and tested

3. Formulated for sensitive skin

4. Soothing ingredients cleanse without stripping skin

5. Non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and pH balanced

6. Ophthalmologist tested

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1 pack contains 25 ultra-soft,disposable cloths, each cloth measures 12 x 20 cm.

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Starting with a face full of makeup, take note of the waterproof mascara!

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One swipe of the cleansing cloth, and it instantly removed my brow makeup! I gently rubbed the cloth onto my lashes to remove the waterproof mascara, and I can safely say that it was able to do its job without excess pressure added.

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I was able to remove my makeup using HALF of the cleansing cloth.

One sheet is enough to remove a full face of makeup.

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My thoughts:

· The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths are made of extremely soft and delicate material that won’t scratch your skin.

· The cleansing cloths are wet enough to remove all the impurities and makeup (nobody likes almost-dry cleansing cloths!)

· It gently melts away all the makeup even waterproof mascara!

· I experienced NO stinging upon usage

· I was wearing my contact lenses while using the cleansing cloths and it did NOT irritate my eyes

· It’s convenient to use as a makeup remover—one sheet is all you need!

· I cannot express how much I LOVE the after-feeling of using the cleansing cloths, my skin feels SO SMOOTH every single time!

· No need to rinse face after usage—and I haven’t developed acne even if I skip washing my face! (This is for those lazy days, girl friends!)

Overall, I am quite satisfied with the performance of the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths. It definitely does its job properly without harming the skin. It’s definitely one of my instant favourite makeup removers! Give it a try and let me know how it goes! Just head over to any Mercury Drug, South Star Drug or Watsons near you!

For more information, visit the website of Cetaphil Philippines, http://cetaphil.com.ph. Like them on Facebook, http://facebook.com/CetaphilPhilippines, and follow them on Twitter http://twitter.com/cetaphilphils and Instagram https://instagram.com/cetaphilph/!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

HOW TO FEEL CONFIDENT (MAKE-UP, HAIRSTYLES, and HYGIENE)

Hi, girls! Today’s topic is all about feeling confident! I receive a lot of messages everyday from my (YouTube) viewers asking for tips about nailing that bold lip color, perfecting that cat-eye look, and choosing the right type of makeup - all that can boost one’s confidence. You may not know it, but confidence can come from so many sources – make-up, different hair styles, and of course, hygiene!

Let me give you quick and simple tips on how to feel more confident every day, in little ways!

MAKE-UP

I personally work better when I have make-up on, especially when I’m out and about meeting clients. Appearance is the #1 thing that puts an impression on the people we meet. Think about a make-up look that suits you the best. Here are my personal favorites:

Barely There Make-up Look – This is an au natural look! Accentuate what you already have. Use a light liquid foundation to even out your skin tone; concealer to diminish imperfections; shape the brows for a neat finish; work with light, neutral colors on the lids; add a bit of mascara; and finish off with a nude lip color!

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Cat Eye and Bold Lip Look – this combination works every time. Look fierce and beautiful at the same time! For this look you’ll only need a waterproof, long lasting eyeliner, a steady hand (to get that precise cat eye), and of course, a bold lip color!

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Statement Lips – If you wanna keep everything simple, try this technique! Add lots of volume on your lashes by curling them and putting on mascara, apply natural looking blush, and choose a BOLD lip color! Go crazy, and rock it!

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HAIRSTYLES

Let’s face it girls, there are a lot of hairstyles that make us feel like goddesses! I love my naturally straight hair, but I must admit that there are days when I feel like it’s super ‘bagsak’ and limp with no volume at all!

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Neat Hairstyles—these styles keep your hair away from your face. I have video tutorials up on my channel on how to do these, so make sure you hop over there to watch!

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VAVAVOOM HAIRDO - always a great choice when you want to feel extra beautiful! All you need is a hair curler, lots of volumizing mousse/spray, and voila!

Lastly, HYGIENE.

All the glamming up on our outer appearance won’t mean a thing if we don’t feel fresh from the inside! Here are some of the tips I have for you:

1. I see to it that I brush my teeth after each meal to keep my breath fresh and ready to face any client with confidence! Nothing is more unattractive than a stinky breath!

2. Unkempt nails are unattractive, I make sure I keep them neat and clean all the time.

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3. Everyday feminine wetness is an uncomfortable feeling. It affects one’s mood and productivity. I don’t have to worry about this as long as I have my Carefree Pantyliners with me! They absorb everyday wetness in an instant, making me feel #FreshInsideAndOut!

Those are my tips on how to feel more confident everyday! Hope this helped, ladies! Keep shining.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Made To Enjoy Singing - Taiwan Excellence brings you the newest online contest!

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Show off your singing ability, broadcast your musical talent, and wow audiences all over the world in the Made to Enjoy Singing Contest, a new and innovative contest brought to you by Taiwan Excellence, with so many exciting prizes to be awarded.Made to Enjoy Singing will surely captivate the Philippines by discovering your hidden musical talents.

The Taiwan Excellence - Made to Enjoy Singing Contest aims to showcase the musical genius of Filipinos. Adding to the fun, it allows the public to vote for the best musical video submissions, which will then be judged by a panel of experts. The winners will take home superb Taiwan Excellence products, as well as cash prizes.

Taiwan Excellence lined up some of these innovative products, which are among the 78 brands it aims to bring to the Philippines, as prizes for the winners.

The August winners brought home a Transcend Drive Pro 200 and a Tatung Rice Cooker 100 plus 10,000.00 pesos cash prize, they will also sing with Sam Concepcion on September 05, 2015 at the 2nd Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone in SM City North EDSA The Block Atrium.

The September winners can take home an Acer Liquid Jade Z or a Kingcom Sigma Evo smartphone; while the October winners will be the proud owners of Asus Zenfone 2 or an Acer Iconia Tab. In addition, each finalist will get P10,000.

The grand winners will be gifted with a KYMCO Agility 125”motorcycle and a cash prize of P50,000.00. The grand winner will receive the prize from Taiwan Excellence endorser Maja Salvador.

“We have always been amazed at the musicality of Filipinos, and we hope to give them a fun platform to showcase their talents, while at the same time giving the best ones an opportunity to win Taiwan Excellence products,”’ said Yu-Wei Hsiao, Deputy Executive Director of TAITRA. “The high quality of our products is reflected in the high quality of Filipino singers.’’

Whether you’re just starting out as a singer or you’ve been performing for your friends for a long time, the Made to Enjoy Singing contest is a perfect opportunity for you and all aspiring singers to show their excellence in their field, just like the brands under Taiwan Excellence, which are noted all over the world for their great and innovative designs and workmanship. Aspiring singers will discover that this is a good opportunity to let the world know about their talents, and to connect with other music lovers. This may even be a way for your talents to be discovered! Most of all, the contest is guaranteed to be a fun and memorable experience for you and your loved ones, with great prizes that you will definitely enjoy.

To join, register at the Taiwan Excellence Made to Enjoy Singing official website at http://www.madetoenjoysinging.ph

The qualifying legs will be held on August, September and October while the finals leg will be held on November 2015. For more information on the contest, visit madetoenjoysinging.ph/index.php/page/view/taiwan-excellence-made-to-enjoy-singing

Enjoy guys, and good luck!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Biore Makeup Removers (Launch) + Giveaway!

The #1 Makeup Remover brand from Japan is officially available in the Philippines! So excited to have attended the launch a few days ago at Spatzle in Shangrila Mall where we learned all about the latest makeup removers from Biore!

There's no more need to get rough when rubbing off your make-up. With Biore, make-up removal is quick, easy, and pain free. Biore Make-up Removers effectively dissolve all types of make-up – even stubborn lipsticks and waterproof mascara – gently and completely.

Biore offers a wide range of products to suit Filipino women's lifestyle, skin type, and make-up usage :

Biore Cleansing Oil
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This oil based make-up remover from Japan has excellent cleansing ability that makes make-up removal so quick and easy! Suitable for medium to heavy make-up users, it effectively dissolves and removes even waterproof mascara, while lifting away dirt and impurities. Unlike typical oil makeup removers, it does not emulsify upon contact with water, thus maintaining its optimal cleansing performance at all times. To use, simply apply an appropriate amount of Biore Cleansing Oil onto face and massage gently to dissolve make-up, then rinse thoroughly with water. Available in 150ml pump bottle.

· No greasy or sticky feeling after use
· Gentle and mild on skin
· Refreshing fragrance

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Biore Micellar Cleansing Water

Made with natural mineral water from Japanese Alps, this wipe off make-up remover dissolves and lifts off more make-up in just one wipe. It is alcohol free, oil free, fragrance free, and does not clog pores. To use, pour an appropriate amount of Biore Micellar Cleansing Water onto cotton pad and gently wipe makeup off. For eye make-up, place soaked cotton onto closed eyes for 5 seconds before wiping off gently and repeat until make-up is completely removed. If wearing contact lenses, be sure to remove them before using Biore Micellar Cleansing Water. Available in 90ml flip top bottle.

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Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets

Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets are convenient to use and leaves skin clean and soft with no sticky feel. With smooth Cleansing Oil and Hydrating Beauty Essence, it thoroughly removes all traces of make-up included waterproof mascara without irritating or drying your skin. Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets are made with 100% natural fibre sheets for a softer glide on skin. To use, gently wipe off makeup using the sheet. Makeup removal is complete when there is no trace of makeup on the sheet. For eye make-up, gently press Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheet on closed eyes for 5 seconds before wiping off gently and repeat until make-up is completely removed. If wearing contact lenses, be sure to remove them before using the product.

Available in 44 sheets tub, 44 sheets refill pack, and 10 sheets travel pack.

I’ll be doing a review on these products very very soon!

And since you’re here reading this post, you get a chance to win  Biore products!

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All you need to do is comment in this blog post and this Youtube vlog: 

Winner will be announced in 2 weeks! Good luck!