Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tony Moly Luminous Baby Aura CC Balm

Before my skin condition went berserk, I was in the midst of trying new face products and one of the many I was trying and loving then was the Tony Moly Luminous Baby Aura CC Balm

I am not so much of a fan of CC creams. Though I like the luminosity it gives the skin, I find most to be too white and too luminous for my liking. Honestly, I was a bit apprehensive in trying the Tony Moly Luminous Baby Aura CC Balm but the uniqueness of its packaging got me. 

Unlike the usual CC creams,  the Tony Moly Luminous Baby Aura CC Balm comes in a cute pact. It claims to be a 5-in-1 product -- primer, moisturizer, pore filler, bb cream and aura effect. The product has 2 swirls: the beige is the actual CC cream and the white is the moisturizer. 

I got the shade Natural Beige. The beige swirl looks perfect on my skin but once it mixes with the moisturizer, it becomes a tad white for me. Still bearable, though. It gives my skin a nice coverage in just one layer. Layering it up covers most of my skin's blemishes. The finish is semi-matte but it gives a luminous effect making the skin appear smooth and glowing.

Left: without | Right: with one layer of Tony Moly Luminous Baby Aura CC Balm

I LIKE that it ...
  • comes in a compact.
  • is travel-friendly.
  • has a sponge that works is perfect for the job. The compact also has a mirror!
  • gives a nice coverage.
  • stays on for long hours, about 5-7 hours on my skin.
  • makes my skin look glowing and luminous.
  • is able to cover minor skin blemishes.
  • easy to apply.
  • can be used as a primer.
  • is moisturizing on the skin.
  • is lightweight.
  • doesn't feel greasy.
  • is available in all Tony Moly stores for Php948.00.

I DON'T LIKE that it ...
  • has no SPF.

This is how the Tony Moly Luminous Baby Aura CC Balm fares on me. I love using it as an under eye concealer because it highlights the area making my face look awake and radiant. It doesn't crease too! Since the shade Natural Beige look a bit white on me, I balance the look with a bronzer. For a flawless finish, using concealer on blemishes might still be needed. In my case, I am pretty good with the coverage it gives.

The Tony Moly Luminous Baby Aura CC Balm did change my view on CC creams. This compact is now a staple in my everyday kit and I can't wait to have my skin totally healed so I can use this baby again!

For more information, visit Tony Moly Philippines' official website at Like Tony Moly Philippines on Facebook, follow @tonymolyph on Twitter and Instagram for more updates and promos.

♥ Jes ♥

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Himalaya Herbals on Sampleroom!

Sampleroom has definitely aced it in letting consumers try the gems in the market, for FREE by the way, first before actually getting full-sized products. Himalaya Herbals has been in the Philippines since July 2013 but it was just recently that I got to know and use these personal care products. All thanks to Sampleroom for having a good run of these products!

Himalaya Herbals product range consists of facial washes, creams, moisturizers and toothpaste. It is not another personal care brand in the market because their products contain 100% Herbal Actives and are highly effective and safe. 

Soon, I'll be raving about the Gentle Exfoliating Daily Face Wash, my favorite in the bunch. For now, head over to Sampleroom to get yourself a sample of these products for FREE


♥ Jes ♥

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Monday, October 27, 2014

BYS Pro: Budget-friendly PRO-level makeup!

Are you lusting over pro makeup but don't have the budget for it? Fret not, BYS got you covered! Just recently, to celebrate their 2nd year in the Philippines, BYS released a line of professional level makeup within the reach of all makeup enthusiasts.

One of the biggest strengths of the brand is its ability to develop new products and take them to market at an affordable price. It is the story behind their Pro Makeup line. In the celebration of BYS 2nd year in the Philippine market, the brand introduced their newest products that are at par with performance but retailed at a fraction of the price of better-known brands.

Among the new products that rolled in BYS outlets were the following:

Foundation Primers

Photo from BYS Philippines' Facebook page

Lip Tars

Lip Colour Sticks

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Photo from BYS Philippines' Facebook page
Here's Earth giving the new eyeliner a try!

And my heart skipped when I saw this cheek palette. I am so getting this!

BYS has indeed proven that it is possible to produce innovative products without those crazy products. Check out BYS in Watsons and SM stores and get your hands on these pro-level makeup!


♥ Jes ♥

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Eri Curry: Japanese Curry at its Finest!

I am starting to get bummed out by the fact that I cannot put makeup on my now healing skin (Oh, thank goodness!). A little flashback: I had a severe allergic reaction to an indi skincare products that I tried a few backs. My skin got burned and became extremely sensitive. No need to worry, though, I am currently under topical and oral medications which, so far, are working effectively. With all that being said, I don't think I can post mug shots anytime soon unless you want to see my burned face in its full glory. Give me two weeks to fully recover from this trial and my usual face makeup posts will be back -- groovin' and kickin'.

For the mean time, let's talk about food! Just recently, Eri Curry open its doors to give Filipinos a taste of Japanese curry.

Not everyone is familiar with Japanese curry. It is not the usual curry that we grew up with, Japanese curry has a milder flavour and a thicker sauce. Until now, I still haven't figured out, and I don't know anyone who knows, what kind of spices are in its sauce. One thing is for sure though, the spices blend perfectly together to give curry a whole new heavenly taste.

Eri Curry makes the experience more exciting by letting customers customize their meals 4 simple steps:
Step 1: Choose your curry plate -- You can choose from Katsu, Crispy Chicken, Thin Sliced Beef, Crunchy Squid, Shrimp and Mushroom.
Step 2: Choose your rice portion -- Got a serious appetite? Eri Curry serves best Japanese rice in your choice of 200, 300 or 400 grams portion.
Step 3: Choose your spice level -- Curries are known to have a sting of spice and Japanese curry is no exemption. There are 3 spice levels in Eri Curry: Just Right for a mild, no hint of spice flavor, Spicy for a slight kick of spice and Fiery for an all the way kick.

I wanted the best for my first time so I went with the best-seller, Crispy Chicken in Just Right level sauce. Never did I thought chicken curry could taste this better! It looks like the usual fried chicken but the curry sauce brings it to a new level. Definitely worth trying!

I am no good when it comes to the taste of authentic Japanese curry but I know someone who has tasted the bests in Japan. My bf stayed in Japan for more than 2 years and I am pretty confident he knows how authentic Japanese curry tastes like. He (actually, we) wanted to check if Eri Curry is at par with Japanese curry houses so he went with his usual Katsu in spicy sauce.

He immediately commented on how the curry is Eri Curry looks almost the same with the ones in Japan. As with the taste, he approves that Eri Curry really does offer an authentic Japanese curry! He cannot pinpoint a single difference with the taste that we had to ask if the house chef was imported from Japan. Haha! As with the spice level, the ones in Japan are way too spicy. There are only 3 spice levels while in Japan they have up to 10! Of course, Eri Curry has to tweak it a bit to suit the taste buds of Filipinos.

Indeed, Eri Curry brings in the tastes of authentic Japanese curry. Each and every bit of the food they have is worth coming back for!

Not fond of curries? Don't worry, Eri Curry has a lot to offer. But trust me, you'll change your views on curry once you get to tastes the ones Eri Curry has!

Eri Curry is located at the 3rd level of SM Megamall Atrium, Building A.
Twitter: @eri_curry
Instagram: @eri_curry


♥ Jes ♥

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

9th Megabrands Sale on October 10 to 12, 2014!

It's the time of the year again when bazaars are happening almost every week! I am not complaining but my wallet is! Kidding aside, the The Megabrands Sale will happen on October 10 to 12, 2014, 10AM to 9PM, at Megatrade Hall 1, 2 &3, SM Megamall.

MCT Events Management will hold its 9th staging of MegaBrands Sale on October 10-14 at the Megatrade Hall 1, 2 & 3, 5th level, Mega B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The three-day event will showcase over 180 known brands, both local and international, all under one roof, shoppers from around the metropolis will surely enjoy huge discounts on great selections from shoes, bags, men’s and ladies fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, eye wear and time pieces, gadgets and gizmos and other specialty items. Participating companies will hold inventory sale or pre-Christmas.  The event is open to shoppers looking for great bargains before the Christmas season sets in.

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Hush Puppies & Sebago, Levis & Dockers, Bebe, Melissa Shoes, Oakley, Figlia, Sanuk, Benetton & Sisley Bags, Carlton, Elle, Slazenger, Wilson, Victor, Nike Golf, and many more.

RCBC Bankard, still the bank partner of MCT Events for this event shall treat its credit cardholders with 0% interest for up to 12 months.  There are also special giveaways and freebies for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event.

Over the years, this sale event has established a loyal and growing market, and has always been one of the most anticipated events.  For the past five years, this event has provided participating brands, with great opportunities to showcase their products and services to the dynamic market. Admission is Free and all major credit cards are accepted.

Also, during this event, the will conduct a 2-days seminar entitled: Starting your I-Café Business with Diskless Technology at the Megatrade Conference Center (beside Megatrade Hall 3) on October 10 to 12, 2014. For more information regarding this seminar you may reach at (02) 728.4047 / (02) 8477819 or email them at

See you there! 

♥ Jes ♥

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