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Another local clothing line to look out for.. Pointless Apparel!

I love Mara’s first collection and I can’t wait for the next! Everything looks fresh and hip! Do check Pointless Apparel‘s Facebook page for more (:

ps: please make another one of this jacket! huhu.


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Review: Charm Travel Pro V3 Brush Set

So I’ve been looking for a great travel brush set and loads are being sold online.. I can’t seem to find a set that’s compact and complete until I came across the Charm Travel Pro V3 Brush Set! And lucky me, it was on sale for Php2,000.00 (pre-buy deal) when I saw it! BUT, I dint click the checkout button just yet hihi. I am very particular when buying brushes (or anything) especially when I haven’t touched or seen it personally. I have to know if it’s soft, not scratchy, quality is awesome and whatnot.. so I googled reviews and videos. Only after seeing Lush Angel‘s video convinced me to get this set, seriously! Must be her charm! (:

Charm Travel Pro V3 is a 14-piece brush set made from the softest bristles guaranteed to help you achieve beautiful looks wherever you may be! What I also love is that the pouch it comes with is big enough to fit my everyday beauty essentials, how awesome is that?! AWE-SOME! lol

The set includes:

  • Stippling Brush
  • Powder Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Angled Blush Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Brush
  • Blending Brush
  • Pencil Point Brush
  • Angled Eyeshadow Brush
  • Flat Liner Brush
  • Bent Eyeliner Brush
  • Eyebrow Shading Brush
  • Brow Spoolie
  • Lip Brush
  • and of course, a classy-sassy black faux croc pouch with hot pink zippers and lining!

Added 5 more tools that I can’t just seem to part with: tiny concealer brush, Trim tweezers, Sigma SS217, Sonia Kashuk crease brush, MAC 266 for my brows (it’s the best brow brush there is).

Comparing Charm Travel Pro with my other travel-sized brushes (MAC and Sigma):

And I got a freebie, cool beans! :P

And did a look last night cos I can’t sleep and figured might as well test the brushes! Ps: Shameless plugging: LIKE my Facebook page! :P

Washed, tried and tested! Overall, I am pretty impressed and satisfied with the Charm Travel Pro V3! So happy with my purchase and I would highly recommend this to all brush-junkies/makeup enthusiast out there!

Retails for Php2,500 + FREE shipping nationwide!

To order, visit Beauty & Minerals here. You can also check their Facebook page for more info.


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Quick Review: Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals

A few days ago Katrina Chua (Marketing Director) of Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals sent me a goodie bag to review. Krave is a Philippine brand of mineral make up and organic skin care products that are all formulated and manufactured in the US.

They sent me a Fruittie Poreless toner spray, Organic Liquid Foundation in Ricotta, Luxurious Perfection loose mineral foundation in Cafe Melange, Blush Crush with Kosher rice powder in Pink Muffin and Triple P Fruit Masque.

I like that Krave products are gentle and organic, will definitely suit most skin types unless you are allergic to mineral makeup then I wouldn’t suggest you trying it. Will give it a week then give you an in-depth review of each product they’ve sent me.

For now, do visit their Facebook page to know more about Krave. (:


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All Natural with Human Nature

This is a backlog, sorry. Last month I received a package from Human Nature (c/o Sara Brillantes, Marketing Associate) to review and of course I have to test them out that’s why it took me this long to post. But ye, thanks so much Ms. Sara! (:

The products they sent me were the Healthy Lotion in Berry Bliss and Aloe Fresh Deodorant. Was a bit skeptical on trying the deodorant actually cos I hate roll-ons cos they take time to dry and usually stain clothes; but of course for my lovely readers I was willing to give it a go!

Healthy Lotion in Berry Bliss

First impression on the lotion:

  • The scent reminds me of Flintstones vitamins! Lav et!
  • It’s not greasy, my skin soaked up the lotion instantly, very light and you really feel that your skin is moisturized and soft. I think this lotion really fits our weather perfectly, just wish it has spf.
  • Infused with naturally powerful ingredients like their bestselling miracle sunflower oil.
  • Priced at P64.75 for 50ml and P199.75 for 200ml, your health doesn’t have to cost the earth.
  • NO CONS, other than the lack of spf.
Aloe Fresh Deodorant 

First impression on the deodorant:

  • It smells refreshing and not overpowering like the other commercial deodorants out there.
  • Offers protection from unpleasant body odor and underarm darkening, but not sweating since it’s not anti-perspirant. Doesn’t bother me cos my pits don’t sweat a lot.
  • Alcohol-free, aluminum-free, paraben-free, parfum-free, and glycol-free.
  • Again, infused with naturally powerful ingredients like their bestselling miracle sunflower oil for smoother, softer, lighter-looking underarms.
  • Priced at P89.75, not bad at all!

Overall I really enjoyed using the products they sent me (not just because they’re free) but they’re really good! I would totally recommend Human Nature to everyone! To know more about their products and advocacy or how to be a dealer just visit their website, ‘like’ their Facebook or follow @HumanNaturePhil on Twitter.

Available in Rustans, Shopwise, Beauty Bar and House of Garnet (225-G Katipunan Ave., Q.C.) or you can also visit their flagship store at 463 Commonwealth Ave., Q.C., Philippines.

Pro-Philippines. Pro-poor. Pro-environment.


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Awesomest wipes ever!

Haha ok, maybe not the awesomest but I love it cos these wipes leave your skin feeling cool and fresh! Don’t be afraid that it’s peppermint, you might be thinking that you’d smell like an old person after, won’t make you smell like you put efficascent oil! And it’s cheap too (available at Watsons). (:


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Love my Travalo!

Last week I received this little thing in the mail and just couldn’t stop raving bout it. Finally, I have a perfume atomizer! Been wanting one cos I hate carrying a huge perfume bottle in my bag (hebigatin kaya!). Thanks so much to Keira Stocks (Marketing & PR Assistant of Travalo UK) for sending me this gift!

The one I got is the NEW Travalo Excel which is available in 10 beautiful colors to match different fragrances, outfits and moods. I believe they have other ones available, find out more here.

HOW TO REFILL YOUR TRAVALO:

Refill on a flat surface. Remove the spray head from your perfume bottle. Place your Travalo upright on top of the nozzle peg, and repeatedly pump it up and down to fill. You can tell how much is in your perfume atomizer bottle by the fill level indicator window. Do not overfill!

* Travalo is aircraft approved, recyclable, and safe. No spills at all!

* You’re supposed to refill with the cap on but I dint have any problem with it off hihi :P

Available at www.travalo.com. They ship anywhere!

ps: Travalo runs a ‘Daily Spray’ everyday on their Facebook page which gives all who ‘like’ the page a chance to win a free Travalo! So what are you waiting for? Visit, ‘like’ and win a Travalo now! (:


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Van Gogh is Bipolar (photo heavy)

Seeking for an extraordinary place at the heart of the Metro? Then Van Gogh is Bipolar is the perfect spot for you!
The owner/chef/server Mr. Jetro Rafael is bipolar himself and he sees his condition as a great blessing more than a doomed curse. True that! We enjoyed his hidden little place and I love that he’s not afraid to share his passion through art and cooking! VGIB serves 3 or 5 course meals ranging from Php666 – Php999 per diner. The place is exclusive to 12diners per night only so you really get to enjoy the place, vibe and food!
Each diner would experience a different feel every time you visit VGIB. His menu depends on his mood (and he can definitely cook) which makes you wanna go back again! Only a few knows about this place since there’s no sign outside and it’s only by word of mouth that people discover Van Gogh is Bipolar. I hope you enjoy this post and visit VGIB soon! Now let the photos do the rest of the talking shall we.. (clients downstairs hihi). As Jetro would always say, Nazdorovyeh!
ps: no shoes inside.
pss: VGIB also serves lunch on a shoestring budget and walk-ins are welcome from 11am-3pm.

Soup with dragon flower and walnuts (idk the name of the soup, sorry)

Chill: Lamb Ratatouille Pasta (my main course, it’s so good!)

Happy: Emperor fish with baked potatoes and mangoes (le boyf’s yummy dish, omnomnom!)

Desserts: Sinful (I got a shooter with cocoa and walnut and you have to say Prost! before you drink it) and Wholesome (for le boyf, macapuno ice cream with strawberry and walnut)

With the man behind all the awesomeness!
Van Gogh is Bipolar
154H Maginhawa St. Sikatuna Vill., Q.C.
Open: Mon 6-10pm | Wed-Fri 6-10pm | Sun 6-11pm
Contact Jetro for reservations +63922-8243051