Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AMW Supports: #PusoToTheMax and #WhatsInMyBagForLife

If you follow me on Instagram (@AskMeWhats), you've probably seen my posts for my support on great companies like The Body Shop and MAX who supports a team or foundation that I totally believe in!

Just like The Body Shop, if you check out their stores, you'll see limited edition Bag For Life which I think is a must have for everyone!  Aside from you saving the environment by using eco bags instead of plastics, you also help support the Charities The Body Shop supports for the past 25 years. 

 What's inside my Bag for Life?  Well, as you all know, my life, aside from my family, is makeup artistry!  I don't know what I'll do if I haven't pursued this love of mine!  I did tried haircutting but makeup artistry is really something I do that makes me extremely happy!  So what's in my Bag For Life?

My important makeup brushes, makeup and of course, a cup of good coffee that I house in my Contigo tumbler (thanks to my Aunt and Cousin for this!).  My coffee stays oh-so-warm even after hours!  Yes, that is very important for me as I need some perk-me-up especially on really early call-time!

Aside from that, I also support Max's  Fried Chicken and thumbs up to them for supporting Team Gilas!  If you haven't know by know, Max's restaurant is the major sponsor for Gilas Pilipinas!

AMW reviews: Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stains

If you mention Revlon, the brand, right in front of my'll always hear this from me: "They make amazing lip products!"  

And I still stand by that statement after trying out the newest Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain.

A stain that is moisturizing?  You got me at that!  I believe they came up with 12 shades (all with cute travel-related names) but I got to try only 4 so I'm basing my opinions on these 4 shades!

L-R New York Scene, Shanghai Sizzle, Milan Moment and LA Exclusive

They are housed in a "3d"-like plastic packaging (thinking about 3d nail art with black border on the side), I wasn't quite impressed with the packaging at first....but I'm starting to like it as I was rummaging through my lipstick drawer and I can easily find the shades I want with their "what you see is what you get" packaging.

Revlon says ---
  • Drenches lips in glossy wet color
  • Ultra-light creamy lipstain with Vitamin E and Aloe
  • 88% of women felt lips were instantly moisturized without stickiness

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Modern Muse

Before I went to bed last night, I browsed through my Facebook photos and went back to year 2009, the year I turned 30.  It was the usual office celebration for us (with theme and costumes) and little did I know, my colleagues surprised me by inviting my mom. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not playing favoritism, I love both my mom and dad dearly but because my mom is the ultimate housewife, I spent more time with her that's why I am closer to my mom!  Don't worry, I'm getting there with my dad! (bumabawi ako!)

My colleagues knew how much I love and admire my mom that's why they made sure to have her with us during my big 3-0 birthday.  Little did I know it was the year after that she went through surgery and almost lost her life!  Then, I is never too early to tell your loved ones how much you love them.  Because when that day happened, deep in my heart, I knew I've done my part...showing her how much I love and appreciate her (daily) with lots of "I love yous", "I miss yous" and "Thank yous".  

Yes, she is my Modern Muse. 

When I got an invite to attend the launch of Estee Lauder's newest fragrance called the Modern Muse, I seriously wanted to go as we were asked to bring the special "Muse" in our lives!  I wanted to tell the world how proud I am of my mom...but due to unfortunate circumstances....yaya-less etc...I wasn't able to make it but I won't miss the opportunity to tell the world about my Muse.

A muse doesn't have to be young, perfect-looking and "sosyal".  A muse, in my dictionary is a woman of substance, a woman who has virtues, a woman who can juggle everything and never look tired or complain she's tired.  That's my mom!  Through her, I learned to be humble, helpful, grateful and God-fearing.  Through her, I learned to try to be a "Modern Muse" to my loved ones too!

Looking at the packaging of the Modern Muse Eau De Parfum, I knew from the start it calls for my mom's name!  She may not look "kikay" or into beauty but she is definitely one!  (San ko kaya nakuha ang kakikayan ko kundi from her right?)  She secretly loves it when people tell her she smells great!  That's why she loves to spritz on fragrances kahit mamamalengke lang siya! :)

"Estēe Lauder Modern Muse EDP is a vivacious, warm, and contemporary mix of sleek woods and Jasmine that greatly captures the dynamism of the modern woman."

AMW Reports: Heroine Make Cosmetics in Manila!

In which event the 3 of us (Kuala Lumpur 2010 travel buddies) united?
At the Heroine Make Philippine Launch!

HEROINE MAKE is a Japanese Cosmetic Line which aims to empower women to be their own kind of leading lady.  That is what I've always been aiming for as Mr. AMW makes me feel like one each and everyday! *kilig*

L-R Angela, Me and Patty
 When you visit Japan, you'll probably end up buying too much and nothing!  I went for the latter, I wasn't able to purchase any Japanese cosmetics because I got so confused with all the lovely packaging and the different brands!  That's why I am very happy when brands arrive, because that means, someone tried it, really loved it to have brought the said brand locally!

Just like these products!

With 10 years (and counting) history, Heroine Make was first sighted in neighboring countries Hong Kong and Singapore in Sasa, Bonjour and other drugstore counters.  So yes, we don't need to travel afar to grab our favorite Heroine Make products as they are here!  And the best part?  They are priced really affordable for consumers who are on a budget like YOU and ME!

Monday, September 15, 2014

AMW Reviews: Snoe's SABStance Blushes in X6 Faith and X8 Love

Happy Monday AMW friends!  Today, I will be sharing 2 blushes that's included in my collection.  I am so proud to share about this because this blush line is a collaboration between SNOE and my dear makeup artist and blogger friend Sabs Hernandez.  

Sabs has been "up there" in the makeup industry, I've read her names in various glossies and she has made her mark in her various works!  That is why I am not surprised she finally collaborated with a brand and truth be told....if you have a makeup artist create colors and makeup in general?  It must be really good! 

Snoe SABStance High Intensity Powder Blush
I believe Sabs came up with 10 blush shades with names like Faith, Hope, Love, Courage, Joy, Patience, Respect, Just, Wisdom and Honor.  Names that definitely gives SUBSTANCE to what a person should be.

Now let's veer away from the exterior and let's talk about the blush itself.  The first thing that came up to my mind are my favorite  Tarte blush because of the presence of Amazonian Clay!

Shades on Spotlight
L-R X8 Love, X6 Faith
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