Summer Beauty & Fashion Guide 2015

The summer heat is terrible but that is no excuse to look frumpy. I have compiled several products that can keep you looking fresh and fashionable even when you are on vacation. These specific products are so handy, you can pack and take them with you in your purse or your carry-on bag.

The Best Ever K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP

The Best Ever K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP in Super Black (SB1) and Deep Brown (DB1) Php 795

The Best Ever K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP, the #1 eyeliner in Japan for 4 consecutive years, has renewed its formula making it:

  • Long-Wearing - tough against water, sebum and sweat
  • More Pigmented Color - color is more vivid than a permanent market
  • Plus! New Essences Added - Panthenol (new!), Hyaluronic Acid, Water Soluble Collagen, Japanese Green Gentian/Swertia Jponica and Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 (new!)

Panthenol - cares for your skin & lashes
Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 - essence for lash strengthening

I don't just take their word for it, I had to see the result for myself. I swatched both colors on the back of my hand yesterday then went about my day- cooked, washed dishes and took a bath. I took the "After" photo this morning, see and compare the result above.

You can clearly see that the colors are much more vivid and after all the tasks I did, the Best Ever K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP is really long-wearing (second photo).

View Face Of The Day (FOTD): Fresh Summer Makeup ; p

Eau Thermal Avène

Eau Thermal Avène Thermal Spring Water 50mL Php 525

If you can remember, a few days ago I wrote about experiencing RED, ITCHY SKIN. Aside from Leaders Coconut Bio Mask with Broccoli "Green Energy", the first thing I did when my face felt itchy was to spray it with Avène Thermal Spring Water.

This 50mL pocket-sized bottle contains 100% Avène Thermal Spring Water from Avène, a small town in Southern France. It is famous for its thermal spring water with medically-proven healing properties. This so-called "miracle water" has been helping heal, treat and repair various skin sensitivities for almost 300 years now.

This is my beauty must-have this season specially since the scorching heat is really taking its toll on my skin, most particularly on my face. I started to feel improvement a week later, the itchiness subsided gradually- first on my forehead then on my cheeks and then near my jawline.

I will definitely bring this handy bottle with me on my trip to Hong Kong. Who knows what the cold weather could bring to my skin, right?

Mustela Hydra Bebe

I love collecting free product samples. Not only can I test a new product without breaking the bank but I can also bring these samplers with me wherever I go. These products are so small, you can just throw it on top of the pile of clothes that you pack for your trip.

I am so happy to share another product that works well on my sensitive skin, it is from a baby brand called Mustela Hydra Bebe Facial Cream. When I started to experience itchiness and redness, I looked at all the beauty products lying around my room, I figured that since Mustela Hydra Bebe is made especially for babies, it would be safe enough for me to use, right? But the question is did it work? Yes I applied it daily morning and night. It kept my skin hydrated and kept the redness out.

Mustela Hydra Bebe Facial Cream contains the following:

  • Sweet Almond Oil & Jojoba Oil which effectively restores the hydrolipidic film
  • Shea Butter helps soften, soothe and nourish skin
  • Avocado Perseose - a natural patented active ingredient which reinforces the skin barrier and preserves the skin's cellular resource

Tony Moly

I love Tony Moly. The brand always come up with beauty products in cute packaging. This month's highlights are as follows: 
Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Sleeping Pack Php 598;
Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk Php 378

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Sleeping Pack renews your skin while you sleep so you can wake up the next day with moisturized and glowing skin.

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk contains Banana Extracts and Milk Proteins which soften rough and dry skin.

Red Apple Hand Cream Php 378

I always keep a hand cream inside my bag. This Red Apple Hand Cream is just the perfect size, not too tiny that it will get lost inside my bag and not too big that it will take a lot of space.

This fun and fruity hand cream is laced with honey and butter to keep hands smooth and beautiful. The apple packaging will surely be a conversation piece ; p

Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream Php 528

Reveal healthy and radiant skin this summer with Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream. This peeling cream is packed with Green Apple Extracts, Papaya Extracts, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Hyaluronic Acids that moisturize and gently remove excess keratin from skin.

Aquaporin Sherbet Cleanser Php 548

Aquaporin Sherbet Cleanser is a special oil-based cleanser with a sherbet-like consistency. It removes stubborn makeup, minus the mess of oil cleanser. It contains Willow Water from the lake, Chlorella from the river, and Plankton and Spirulina from the ocean.

Lulu DK Tattoo

Lulu DK Tattoos

Finally, I was able to flaunt a fancy black and gold Lulu DK Tattoos last week. This jewelry-inspired temporary tattoo designed by NY printmaster, Lulu deKwiatkowski is the latest trend to hit Manila!

People immediately noticed my tattoos and everybody loved it!

Application of Lulu DK Temporary Tattoo:

  1. Remove the clear protective top sheet
  2. Press the tattoo firmly onto clean, dry skin with design facing down
  3. You can place your arms under running water or you can hold wet cloth against the back of tattoo, make sure to soak it thoroughly with water
  4. Leave on for 30 seconds then carefully peel off paper backing
  5. Rinse the image with water for best effect

Steps on how to remove Lulu DK Tattoo:

  1. Saturate tattoo with rubbing alcohol or baby oil 
  2. Wait for 10 seconds
  3. Rub with cotton ball

Price per packet inclusive of 2 sheets starts at Php 1,200.

The Best Ever K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP is available in all Beauty Bar branches. Also available in Rustan's The Beauty Source- ATC, Shangri-la & Makati and soon in selected Watsons branches.

Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water is now available in select Mercury Drug and Watsons outlets. Available in 50mL (Php 525), 150mL (Php 830) and 300mL (Php 1,050).

Read more about How I Layer My Scent With Mustela here. For more information on Mustela products, visit http://www.

For more information on Tony Moly products, visit or connect with them @tonymolyph.

Lulu deKwiatkowski Tattoo is available at Common Thread, Aura Atheletica, All Flip-Flops Boracay and Beauty Bar.
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