Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SAEM Saemmul Luminous Multi-Shading Review

Happy "Luminous and multi-shade-your cheeks" Tuesday!  Yes guys and girls, I understand how difficult it is for you to wake up early in the morning let alone do your makeup!  We want more sleep right?  So I got something to share to you guys for you to look at least "half decent" even with just ONE swipe!  I've recently discovered a Korean brand called Saemmul through Althea and this cheek product seems to be giving me the "healthy glow" I need.

Saemmul Luminous Multi-Shading Powder
Php520.00 (available at ph.althea.kr)

a photo of NIkki Tiu AskMeWhats SAEM Saemmul Luminous Multi-Shading

This is a more natural way to contour because the darkest color isn't dark at all!  And if you swirl your blush, the colors just blend so well together it gives your cheeks color, warmth and glow!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Pink Sugar x Project Vanity These Lips Don't Lie Matte Lip Crayons Review

Happy Monday AMW Friends!  I had a productive weekend, was able to host and judge a Nail Art Competition for Girlstuff at the same time, I was able to attend a Baby Workshop hosted by Smart Parenting in collaboration with Pampers.  I am busy!  I just felt it now!  #hahaha

That doesn't stop me from featuring new lip products on a Monday though!  Today, I am proud to announce the collaboration between a Beauty Blogger Friend Liz Lanuzo of Project Vanity with Pink Sugar.

Project Vanity tapped Liz to design beautiful shades that everyone can wear.  And I can imagine the excitement of my Blogger friend because she is indeed a perfect candidate to collaborate with a make up line, someone who is passionate about beauty.

The Result?  
Lip colors wearable by ALL!

These crayons are matte yet creamy and moisturizing in texture.  They've been infused with the usual Vitamin E and Shea Butter and thankfully, they are also highly pigmented like the original version!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Somerset Alabang Staycation Review

I have a thing for "staycations", I don't have the luxury of time to go out-of-country or even out-of-town, so my most relaxing state would probably me and my family staying in a hotel or serviced residences.

So it was a HUGE blessing when I was invited for a Staycation at Ascott's First Property in the South - Somerset Alabang Manila.  It was perfect timing because it was the ONLY weekend this October that's free!

That's me being excited to stay at Somerset Alabang and to be IN THE SOUTH for the weekend!  I've heard so many raves from friends who live within the area on how "family-oriented", "laidback" south is.  So it was a big pleasure for me and my family to experience that!  

a photo of NIkki Tiu in Somerset Alabang

Somerset Alabang Manila is a 150-unit development that offers prime apartment choices --- Studios, One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.  Upon entering the lobby, you see a gorgeous "Dragon" artwork done using abaca.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Naturally Beautiful Hair Achieved Using Yves Rocher

So I went to an event with my bangs pushed out of my face and randomly tied my hair on a low ponytail using whatever hair tie I have inside the car (which explains the fluffy, high school effect hairstyle).

I knew my hair will be gorgeous after getting "Blo'd" but I didn't expect it to be so much more!  Soft, lightweight, smells extremely good I can't stop sniffing my hair!

Friday, October 21, 2016

On Simple Days Like Today....

Out of the 7 days of the week, I stay in Kyle's school every morning for 3 full hours around 3-4 days!  And the waiting area is right outside the school minus the shade.  

The first few months, I was too busy worrying about keeping myself sane waiting for 3 full hours outside the school (series marathon anyone?), I did apply body sunblock but didn't wear anything on my face because I'm just too lazy, tired and sleepy to do so!  Then I attended an event and saw a Media friend whom I haven't seen in a while and she said: "Nikki, did you recently go to a beach?  Your face looks a bit darker!"

OH NO!!!

That's when I realized how important it is, REALLY important, for me not to skip my daily sun defense even on days I don't feel like I need to prettify myself.  Because Sun Protection is not just a "beauty thing".  And it was perfect timing when I received a gift from The Body Shop Philippines.

Parang sinasabihan talaga ako nito!

a photo of The Body Shop Skin Defense Multi Protection Essence SPF50 and The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Protect Emulsion

New from The Body Shop, well, not so new now since it took me almost emptying both tubes to review these.

a photo of The Body Shop Skin Defense Multi Protection Essence SPF50 and The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Protect Emulsion