Get Your Feet Up: A DIY Pedicure For A Summer Vibe

Julep Pedicure Challenge10
Julep Pedicure Challenge9

I was recently contacted by the wonderful people at Julep to partake in a DIY pedicure challenge inspired by the summer season. Oh boy, was I excited to do it! They have their own pedicure guide for those of you who want it.

Let me get this out first. One, summer season is already over and done here in the Philippines. Two, Julep is not locally available here. If they were, I’d definitely be using their polishes for this challenge and I would be one of the first people to get their hands on the Plié wand. Definitely makes manicures and pedicures easier for clumsy girls like — ahem — yours truly. (You would not believe how many polish splatters have decorated my bedroom floor, sheets and table.)

So why did I accept the challenge?

I do love bold and bright nail polishes. I may not be as eager to purchase them as I do with lipsticks but a bright spot of color on my nails and toes is one way to perk me up especially in this gloomy weather we’re having. Second, doing this reminds me how much I love summer — the beach, shorts, sandals, bikinis and colors. Continue reading

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Game Changer Series Vol.3: Real Techniques Buffing Brush

Real Techniques Buffing Brush

I used to apply my liquid foundations with my fingers. You know the drill, warm the foundation up first before blending it on your face. For my powder foundations, yes, I used to pat them with the sponges that come with the compacts.

Now, I have nothing against using fingers for any cream or liquid foundation formulation. In a way, it’s quick and easy plus it has no additional hassle about regularly washing it once every week, although you do have to wash your hands first before applying any kind of facial product. And it never crossed my mind that a brush can be better.

Then one day, I came across a review of the Real Techniques brushes and I got curious. I mean, they are invented by the Chapman sisters, both professional makeup artists! Ordering and unboxing those brushes changed my life but this Game Changer post is all about the Buffing Brush.  Continue reading

Beauty Favorites of 2013: Palettes, Eye Makeup and Brushes

Finally! Here’s the rest of the products I fell in love with last year. Hope you felt the same.

The Palettes:

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From day to night, the Lorac Pro Palette has got my eye makeup covered. Multiple looks from multiply eyeshadows. This is my top pick from all my palettes. But when it comes to a natural, everyday look, I can rely on the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette for simplicity. Continue reading