Saturday, September 22, 2012

Loving shu uemura's new Supreme Matte Lipstick collection!

My friends will tell you that I've been on the hunt for a hot pink lipstick. Not a pretty pink, pale pink, sweet pink, bridal pink, virgin pink. I've been looking for a pink so hot, your eyes will melt with one look. Yup, hottest pink! And I finally found it in shu uemura's latest Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipsticks!!!

The new matte collection has a ton of shades but what's currently available in Manila are just 6 shades: (from left) brown, nude, hot pink, hot red, light pink, pink.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to do a proper color correction of my photos. The shades above are super saturated. They don't look like that at all. Sorry!

Here I am at shu uemura Power Plant to test the hot pink shade (MPK 376):

That pink is much brighter in person. It makes my lips scream. It's super hot! The lipstick is matte but it goes on smooth and creamy. My lips didn't feel dry at all. Its super ingredient is ceramide. I looked it up in Wikipedia and I didn't understand a lot about ceramide. But I did see that it's a fatty acid. Our skin naturally has ceramides—it's what holds our skin cells together. Somehow, shu uemura was able to add this to its lipsticks.

I'm super in love with my new hot pink lipstick. But when I saw shu uemura's Karen wearing the hot red, I wavered. I've been looking for a vibrant red lippie, too!

Each tube of the Rouge Unlimited Matte Supreme Lipstick is just P1,195. Now before you complain that that's too much for a little tube, consider that it's so deeply pigmented, just a few swipes will do! Your little tube will last a long long time.

I also got a super cute limited edition shu uemura tote. Hmm. Looking at the illustration... Maybe I should get bangs, too. My post-partum hair loss is freaking me out. I'm getting balder by the day!
But at least my lips look great!

Make sure you drop by shu uemura this weekend. The Matte Supreme shades are in limited quantities so get your coveted color now!

Friday, September 7, 2012

I Do Nails (plus, a giveaway!)

I know I should be happy to announce this news but I'm actually sad. The good news is I Do Nails just opened its first ever nail salon at Eastwood Mall. Hooray! The bad news for lazy me is they don't do home service anymore.

I'm the laziest girl in the world when it comes to beauty rituals. My husband even has to put lotion on me (which I thoroughly enjoy tee hee!) because I just can't be bothered to do it myself. So I have loved loved loved I Do Nails because they go to my house and do my nails for me. I love I Do Nails but now I won't see them anymore ever because they will never ever go to my house and I go to Eastwood Mall maybe once every two years, and only because there's an occasion, like a family dinner or something.

Oh well.

So since I Do Nails gave me gift certificates worth P1,000 (and that can get one lucky reader lots of services!), I'm giving them away!!!

Just Tweet this:
I want to go to I Do Nails Salon! @FrancesASales is giving away GCs!

Or put this on your Facebook status (but you'll have to like my blog page first!):
I want to go to I Do Nails Salon! @TopazHorizon is giving away GCs!

The GCs expire on September 30. Yes, that's why we need to do this quick! So I'll pick a winner on Sunday and send the prize on Monday. Good luck!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

OK!'s Most Beautiful Stars in September issue

The September issue of the most amazing Hollywood celebrity and royalty magazine in the Philippines is OUT!

I super love this issue! It's so siksik with all things fabulous! Let's start with my editor's letter (haha). Here I talk about the happy news of Jen and Justin's engagement. And also the sad news of Kristen's cheating scandal.

My first favorite part of the Big Beauty Issue is the Top 10 Beauty Trends. I am oh so ready to try full blunt bangs! Actually, I want to try out bangs because my hair is suffering post-partum fallout so my forehead looks huge.

Then here's our annual list! The Duchess of Cambridge rules the roster. With her thick waves, natural makeup, bright smile, fit and slender figure, and a to-die-for wardrobe, of course she's our No. 1 choice! Don't agree? No worries. There are dozens of stunning stars that we also featured!

Here's OK! Glam, the special monthly insert on shopping! We scoured the malls and online shops to bring you the most fabulous beauty and style buys!

So there you have it! My magazine is out! Grab a copy!