Thursday, April 30, 2009

Askmewhats Report: L'oreal Luxury Beaute Groupe Event

(Note from author: Thanks to Shen for the holler about this event!!! I had fun!!!)

Good day everyone!
I am looking forward to finish up work today as tomorrow is Labor Day!!! Meaning, no work! Yupeee!!!

Let me share to you my dear readers a wonderful event I recently attended.

The L'oreal Luxury Beaute Group Event
The event started with a welcome talk from
L'oreal's Luxury Products Division
Group Brand Manager
Ms. Kristine Marie Coronel-Dy

Ms. Jannie Villacorte

Sr. Product Manager
for Fragrances
gave us a short chat
about learning our fragrance type

It was a short introduction
we were then each given a cute box
with a nice ribbon
(I kept the ribbon as is!)

And we will play
the L'oreal Luxe Pass game

We race to the Kiehl's station
to have the chance to try on their products
and enjoy some hand massage time

Here's Bambi and Shen
at the Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Bar

Roanne having a brow trimming session
from John Pagaduan,
the Shu Uemura Makeup Artist

It was fun to also learn
which luxury fragrance
suits me the best!
We've got personalized fragrance consultation

My fragrance type is : FRESH FLORAL

Roanne and Phoebe posing for the cam :)
Check out the hot guys behind them
too bad they're just photos!
I think if they're really standing behind them
the ladies won't even be posing for the cam

The new fragrance
from Giorgio Armani

Attitude Extreme!

Smells oh so manly!!!

We also got to try
the drinks of the gods
from Kiehl's


Ms. Allison Salvadors
introduced us on
what's new
from Lancome Skincare!

I am so excited about it!
Hint: It's a serum!

I also saw Kim *waves* "hi KIM!!!!"
and Jamie *waves more* "hi Jamie sweetie!!!"
It was a fun beauty bloggers unite day!
With everything that's happening, I didn't have a chance to take a shot of myself!
So Shen!!! I know they're in your camera! :P

Keep smilin!
Stay Happy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Something New: Sustainable Youth Total Immune Performance

This post for the day is definitely SUPER New to a lot of us!

What are these and how does it help our skin? I am lucky to have the chance to try this product and show you the results for the coming months!

The before and after shots
intrigues me and excites me!
(please click to enlarge)


Total Immune
Performance Regimen!

Sustainable Youth introduces three powerful new treatments formulated to sustain youth, beauty and vitality through immune performance. Each of the three products have been developed using state-of-the-art, organic, natural and green practices and ingredients, and contains Alasta™, Sustainable Youth's patent-pending and ground-breaking anti-aging compound. Alasta™ helps to improve the skin's elasticity and firmness through its ability to boost machrophage activation, the immune system's first line of defense. A stronger, more efficient immune system is better able to reduce overall inflammation in the body and combat free radial damage and collagen and elastin cross linking. Orally and topically, Alasta™ has been clinically proven to help increase skin elasticity and firmness.

Sustainable Youth products offer consumers a simple, "inside-out" beauty regimen that produces visible results in as little as 4 weeks of use. With proven results in independent clinical trials and consumer case studies, no other product line formulated with 100% natural organic and green ingredients offers our benefits.

Here are the 3 products

Immune Performance
Elastifirm Supplement

With Alasta

(60 capsules)

Immune Performance

Revitalizing Serum
with Alasta

Immune Performance
Elasticity Cream

with Alasta

Well, do check back soon for a review on this!
I will try the topical product first
and see
if these products live up to what they say! and will update 'ya all k?
Keep Smilin!
Stay Happy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

AMW Makeover: Graduation Day

(Note from author: I would like to thank Rhea for permitting me to post her photos)

Happy day everyone!

The weekend has been busy for me! One busy thing that I love to do is doing a makeover for Rhea, graduating for her MBA degree! She also requested a long lasting makeup as her graduation starts at 9am and she will be busy with her daughter's birthday party in the afternoon.

Long lasting makeup! :) That's a challenge I am willing to take!

Here's Rhea and
her wonderful daughter
Andie the cutie :D

Since Rhea is such a cool mom!

She said she's open for any eyeshadow colors!

I did quite a colorful
yet not so overwhelming eye look

This makeup will complement
her white graduation outfit!

She also trusted me to do her hair!
I am in no way an expert on hair

But I do know a thing or 2 on curling! :)

Rhea Before

Rhea after

Products Used ---

For the face:
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light
P&J Cream Foundation in 03 Clear
P&J Dual Powder Foundation No. 30

For the brows:
MAC Coquette

For the eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay e/s in Last Call
Urban Decay e/s in Gridlock
MAC Carbon
Kate Gradical eyes in white
Stila Smudgepots in Black
P&J Curly Mascara in Black

For the cheeks:
MAC Grand Duo in Light Over Dark
Nars Orgasm

For the lips:
Kiehl's no. 1 lip balm
ELF lip pencil in bitter
Ellana lip color in Romance

Congratulations Rhea
on your graduation day!
And Belated Happy Birthday to Andie
thanks for the big hug Andie :)
Thanks for making me a part of your special day!
Keep smilin'
Stay Happy!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Askmewhats Report & Weekend Food Tripping at: WTC

What the world am I doing for a weekend food tripping at the World Trade Center? LOL It's not a restaurant obviously but I wanted to blog about this because I had some snacks here and took some shots. I twitted about going there last Saturday! And I went there and had fun! This bazaar was quite small but I like it that its small because I was able to go around the whole area without having to feel the pains on my poor legs :P

But before I go further on the bazaar, I want to share a super funny story. I've heard about the bazaar a couple of days ago, so without any doubt, I went there with the hubby. When we arrived at the parking area, we saw a huge banner that says : "HOG FESTIVAL" and there's a cute cartoon of a pig (which at that time I didn't feel it was amusing at all). Me and Keith looked at each other and he wanted to laugh, I wanted to cry! LOL After parking, we walked and saw pigs of all sizes! LOL Keith kept on reassuring me that there must be some other stuffs selling at the bazaar. So we went on to sign the registration form and I nearly laughed when the form has -- FARM , SOW LEVEL on it! Good thing we didn't give up and went ahead and ask the guard. LOL *whew* there is another "Fiesta Bazaar" happening at the other side.

But yeah, that's a funny experience! Pigs do smell!!! But they're still cute!!! I do feel bad for eating them after I saw them! :P

So back to the Fiesta Bazaar :D Are you ready?

When we got in we have to eat! We haven't had any snacks and the sausage that's been cooking makes us sniff all the way to the booth! :)

Manila Deli
shares a booth
with Potato Corner

The Hungarian Sausage
that's been cooking
right in front of you

There's Mayonnaise,
Ketchup and Mustard

hidden below the sausage

Shawarma stall
with a lot of home cooked meal

And we have to drink!

I chose Four Seasons Juice Drink

Aaww the kid is too cute!

She couldn't concentrate
on the filling the cup

A bit distracted with the cam-whorer

The Russian Cookie House

Hand Made cookies

I've tasted those minis

And decided to purchase
Mini Jan Hagels
36pcs for Php250.00 (approx $5.20)

Had a stopover at a Korean seller
She sells BB creams,
nail polishes
and masks!!!
I bought a couple of masks!

Stopped by
Embodyment booth
Tested on their lip balms
and moisturizers

Love their body butter!
Shen, I know why you're addicted to them

Lovely Adeline explaining to me

the function of each soap

Eeekk so many to choose from
They all smell heavenly!

Took home these

Will review them soon!

Hope they work for my skin

I had a wonderful time!
Afterwards, went to the home of Keith's pal
they played mahjong, I sang Karaoke :P
Wanna hear me sing?LOL
Keep smilin'
Stay Happy!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Askmewhats Reviews: MAC Shadesticks

I only own 2 Shadesticks and thanks to Mona for selling them because I won't have the chance to even try them because I've checked MAC Philippines and I was told they don't sell Shadesticks for quite some time now. Not sure why!

So I got 2 of the "in demand" shadesticks.

MAC Shadestick in Beige-ing
and MAC Sharkskin

MAC Shadestick Beige-ing

Beige/Nude/Champagne color
with Shimmer

MAC Sharkskin

A bit grayish black
with a lot of shimmer

MAC Shadesticks says ---

A smooth and silky, rich and creamy eye shadow delivered in a sophisticated stick-style format. Provides rich gem-style color overlaid by soft semi-precious finishes of shine. Glides on: works as a shadow - or a liner. Builds up coverage from sheer: color always looks fabulous. More than an eye shadow. Total I-impact.

1.5 g / 0.05 US oz

Askmewhats says ---

  • Packaging is wonderful, easy to take along
  • Love it that its retractable, no sharpening needed! (as opposed to NYX Jumbo eye pencils)
  • Beige-ing is great to intensify light e/s, Sharkskin is great to intensify any dark e/s colors both gives out different color dimension
  • great as e/s base
  • non-messy, fuss-free!
  • doesn't dry easily as compared to MAC's Paintpots
  • both colors can be worn alone, just have to blend them well with brush or fingers
  • one tube can lasts for a long time
  • creases my e/s if applied without base
  • requires a bit of tugging if the shadesticks aren't warm enough

I find that shadesticks are a good addition to your makeup kit, but it is NOT required. Some people love this as a base but to some people with oilier lids probably need additional help with an eyeshadow primer.

I find that shadesticks are wonderful to intensify ANY e/s colors and they are great to give a certain e/s color a different "FEEL".

  • for people who lives in warm weather (like I do), always use an e/s base before the Shadesticks, it'll protect you from creasing
  • warm the shadesticks by rubbing between your hands to prevent pulling during application
  • pat on e/s instead of rubbing it on top of the shadesticks
  • MAC Sharkskin can be used as thick eyeliner
  • MAC Beige-ing can be use to brighten up the inner corner of the eyes and browbone
  • can use MAC Sharkskin on its own and blend for a quicky smokey look
  • you can go for NYX Jumbo Pencils if you can't find shadesticks
  • if applying it directly on your lids felt dry, gently rub the shadestick with your fingers for the products to be warm up and easier to blend
Will I repurchase?

No, and it's not available anyways.

Where can you purchase and how much?

for approx $16.00 at MAC stores
I've checked with MAC Philippines and I was told they don't sell it anymore

Do you own shadesticks?
Are they worth it? Or not?
I personally think I can go without it
but it's nice to have one or two in the collection :)
Have a great weekend!!!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Reader's Corner: My Current Brush Collection

Happy weekend dearies!
I cannot express how stressful my week has been!!! But I'm so glad it's over and I'm so glad my hubby is back from his provincial trip for business :) I will be off for a busy weekend but it's something I'd love to do!!!

Anyways, this post is to answer ONE query, but I think it deserves a space here because I took all the effort to collect these and yes, it took time...lots of research...and money! :D


"Nikki, can you show us your current makeup brush collection?"

Askmewhats Answers:

Here's my collection that is not a lot, for a make-up artist, but it's enough for me! I may still purchase some more in the future, but these works well on me :)

My first brush set actually came from G-Lish
I gave away a lot of the brushes

What's left are these

When I told myself
I need a brush set,
this caught my eyes
Smashbox Beyond Encounter Brush Kit

And when I got serious
with makeup
I bought my first set of brushes

My Suesh 28pcs brush set

I wanted a travel brush
So I bought the smallest
travel brush
I own
from The Body Shop Mini Brush Kit

How cute are they?

I also randomly bought some brushes
from Prestige

Charm Brush Set
from Beauty & Minerals

Charm Duo Fiber Brush

Charm Retractable Brush
and Kabuki Brush
both from
Beauty & Minerals

Random Brush bought
from Coastal Scents

My MAC Brushes yes,
I don't have a lot! :D

(MAC187, 226, 217, 242, 239)

My recent purchase

Ecotools Mineral brush set

More Random Brushes

from different companies

(L-R Thevi Brush, Bare Escentuals Flawless Finish Brush,
Shu Uemura face brush, Luminare concealer brush
and EDM Flat Top Brush)

Hope my brush collection is exciting enough!

And do I regret purchasing any of them?

NO, because I use each and every one of them!

Each of them has their special purposes!

Have a wonderful weekend!

I love everyone!
Keep smilin'!

Stay Happy!