Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas 2014 Gift Guide: Girlstuff 2014 Holiday Collection

Are you done with your Christmas shopping? I hope I could still squeeze in some stuff that you might want to give the precious people in your lives. On the next few days, I will be sharing some of the gifts and gift sets that will your relatives and friends will surely love. Let us start the ball rolling with the gift for your nail polish addict friend!

Give your friend or relative (and her nails) the Christmas feel with Girlstuff 2014 Holiday Collection. The sparklers and shimmers of the collection resembles the feel of lovely lights and the glistening decorations of the holidays. Everything spells C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S!

Girlstuff Nail Polish is made in France and is 5-free (free from harmful chemicals found in most nail polish: Formaldheyde, Toluene, Dibutyl-phtalate, Formaldehdye-resin and camphor). I have nothing but good words about the brand. It is touch-dry in about 2 minutes and completely dry in less than 5 minutes. No need to worry if you don't have time to regularly have your nails polished because Girlstuff polishes won't chip for about 2 weeks! Read my posts about my Girlstuff nail polishes here and here.

Going back, the 2014 Holiday Collection features three quick dry and highly-glittered textured polish in three bold colors -- Peace, Love and Hope.  PEACE is a bright blue overloaded with glitters and diamond-like sparkles. LOVE is a sparkling bright fuchsia pink, while HOPE is a unique glittered lime green-goldish color that shifts colors depending on the light.

Girlstuff 2014 Holiday Collection | Php 140.00 per bottle

You want a set that gives an instant nail-art design? Go with the Girlstuff Confetti Polishes. Each color is filled with confetti-like particles that instantly glamorizes the nails. Just layer it on top of any base color and in just one swipe, it will have a unique nail art design.

Girlstuff Confetti Polish

And if the one you're giving these gifts to is on the side of safe and simple polishes, give her these lovely shades of Girlstuff Nail Lacquer. Each swipe is perfection, believe me.


Complete the love with Girlstuff Fast Dry Top Coat! This hastens the process of drying making the polish completely dry in less than 3 minutes and prevents chipping! 

Your  girl friends and relatives or whoever you are planning to give a gift to will surely be happy with these Girlstuff polishes! Drop by Girlstuff Nail Polish Bars in SM Mall of Asia, SM North, SM Megamall, SM San Lazaro and Ayala Cebu to get your dose of nail polish goodness!



♥ Jes ♥

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas 2014 Wishlist

With Christmas being just around the corner, 16 days from now to be exact, I can't help but to be excited to share with you a sort-of wishlist with prayers that I would get some of these. It is okay if I won't, at least I have a reason to really work hard this coming 2015.

Let us talk about each of my dream gifts, shall we? Starting from the top left is the ...

LORAC Mega Pro Palette

This 32-shade Pro palette is a dream of all makeup junkie. I once wished for the Lorac Pro palette but when I saw the Mega Pro, I knew I need to have this. It is pricey, yes, but thinking you have 32 beautiful shades in an award-winning texture, the price is worth-it for sure. I promise not to buy (take note: buy and not accept, so gifts will be still be appreciated. hehe!) any eyeshadow palette for 2 years once I get hands on this baby!

MICHAEL KORS Runway Oversized Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch

People close to me would know that I don't have any stainless watch as I am allergic to it. But there came a point that I realized I have to have one. I need something that I could wear on formal occasions. I have been looking for the  one from a number of brands when I came across Michael Kors. I am loving all the pieces from the brand but this style caught my eye. It is just perfect! And the price is reasonable.

MANGO Long Draped Dress

With all the weddings and formal occasions happening, I need a dress that I could wear again and again and again. Black never goes old and re-wearing a black piece, especially when accessorized differently, is not that noticeable. When I saw this long dress from Mango, I fell in love. It is something I seem myself wearing. Not too sexy but not too simple. 

Makeup Station with Lights
This portable vanity station has been in my wishlist for a long time. For some reasons, I couldn't find myself burning my savings for this. Maybe in 2015? If not this, I could settle for something like a portable mirror with lights like the one below.

CHARM Pro Makeup Artist Toolbelt

I will sure be getting myself this toolbelt. And now that I am planning to focus more on my makeup stints, this baby is a must. It is currently on sale at Beauty and Minerals for only Php900.00!

NIKE Dunk Sky Hi Essential Sneakers

I particularly asked my dad to get this for me in the states. I have been seeing my students wearing something like this and I knew I have to have one for myself. I find this so stylish without sacrificing the athletic girl in me.

NI QUA Manico Medium in Tan

Capping off my list is the Ni Qua Manico Tote. This style is so me. Simple but spacious. I like that it is tan too. Any formal bag will do, actually. But if you'll give me something like this, I will sure love you forever.

And that's it! All the things I am dreaming to have this Christmas! Of course, I will be happy in whatever gift I'll receive as long as it comes from the heart of the giver. I don't care about the value, what matters for me is that you remembered me in this moment of giving!

I wish for a wonderful holidays for all of us!

What are you dreaming to get this Christmas? :)


♥ Jes ♥

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Jergens 7-Day Challenge | Mission # 2: Left vs. Right

I know, I am way too late for my Jergens 7-Day Challenge! I couldn't use my camera as the memory card of it is currently with the boyfriend who's using it to tweak something in my Wii. To make up for the backlog, I decided to use my phone to take photos. I hope the turnout is decent enough.

For the second day of the challenge, I was asked to just apply the new Jergens on my left arm and leave the right arm bare. Right after application, the difference could already be seen and felt. My left arm felt smooth and well-hydrated while my right felt like blah, which is normal if I don't apply lotion on it. It was quite noticeable (see the pheto below) that my left arm looks brighter and  more refreshed.

On this challenge, I used the Jergens Soothing Aloe. This particular variant helps reveal deeply luminous, visibly more refreshed skin. It contains hydralucence that illuminates the skin! Since I was so amazed by the result, I started using this variant everyday. The glow it gives my skin is incomparable!

Mission # 2: Accomplished! :)


♥ Jes ♥

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Product Rave | Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Daily Face Wash

I am pretty sure that you know how essential exfoliating is in one's skincare routine. It is advisable to exfoliate the skin once a week to get rid of the dirt that might have been accumulated in the skin and to remove the dead skin cells. But given that I wear makeup almost everyday and that I am exposed to pollutants that add up in the dirt on my face, I sometimes find the need to exfoliate my face everyday. Doing such could irritate my skin, I know. But I have found an exfoliating face wash that is gentle enough and is safe to be used everyday.

Whoever said that exfoliating everyday is too harsh for the skin hasn't met the Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Daily Face Wash. This product has tiny little particles that rub off the excess dirt and dead cells on the face. It does its job so gentle that it won't cause irritations even when used everyday. Just a tip though, massage it onto the face in soft, circular motion to make the skin feel supple after.

I normally use the Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Daily Face Wash to wash my face at night. It effectively removes light makeup and clean the face without the dry and tight feeling. It works on elbows and knees too! :)

You can still get FREE samples of Himalaya Herbals at Sample Room! Head over to and enjoy a wide variety of FREE samples available!

I know this is quick. I am just squeezing in this post before I drown myself into my pool of workload! :) Haha!


♥ Jes ♥

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Heroine Make Quick Eyebrow

It takes me a minimum of an hour to go to work, that includes the hustle and bustle of city driving. That means I have to be up extra early just to make sure I am able to completely do my morning routine -- eat breakfast, take a bath, play with my dogs, and do my makeup. Putting all the must-do in the top priorities, that is taking a bath and doing my makeup (ehem...brows!), I could no longer do my usual. So reflecting on that, I had to slim down my routine especially my brow routine which takes 40% of my prep time! How to do that? Use only one product!

My preferred brow definition needs a brow pencil, a brow powder, a brow gel, and a concealer. A lot, I know. But since I have to cut down my brow routine in half, I need to choose only one product to use. Weighing the choices, I tried just using a pencil. I never thought one product would give me the definition that I want until I met Heroine Make Quick Eyebrow.

Having beauty blogger friends rave about this eyebrow pencil made me set high expectations on it. I'll be totally honest though, I didn't expect it  to perform. Its simple packaging and affordable price tag do not tell much about it. But judging it immediately was the worst thing I did because this baby is the bomb!