Yayyyyy!! #thenakedtruth 🙆😁👍 (at Robinsons Magnolia)

Yayyyyy!! #thenakedtruth 🙆😁👍 (at Robinsons Magnolia)

1 month ago on 08/30/14 at 03:40pm

Best of Beauty: July 2014

I’ve been obsessed with tons of beauty products since I started browsing beauty gurus on YouTube. They’re the biggest enablers, hence, a July overdue post! ;)

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I’m one of the loyal users of Evian Facial Spray. I think I started using it way back in college simply because I hate moisturizers. I hate the greasy feeling of lotions and moisturizers so I just use Evian to keep my skin hydrated. However, I think I just felt like I needed to move on from Evian.

I went to The Face Shop and saw their Pure Water Facial Mist, so I felt like this is a good dupe for Evian. After trying this for a week, I felt like I did the right decision. This product is refreshing and moisturizing, especially after being inside the air-conditioned room and your face starts to lose its moisture. Plus, I felt like The Face Shop’s Pure Water Facial Mist gave me more product than Evian.

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Next is the Wet n’ Wild Matte Megalast Lipstick in Ravin’ Raisin (Php 199). I’ve wanted to try the violet lipsticks for the longest time. So, I was ecstatic when I found out that The Vanity Zone was selling that color of lipstick. It was darker than MAC Heroine, but quite similar to Revlon Matte Balm in Shameless. It’s longwearing and super pigmented. You have to use a good make up remover to get rid of the lipstick stain.

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Photo by: jellyfatfish.com

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The Maybelline Hypercurl Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara is one of the original products of Maybelline, but because it was re-introduced and on sale (Php199), I gave that one a shot.

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I think the pigmentation is really good. It gave a black tint that helps emphasize the lashes. Plus, it does a good job in lengthening the lashes. It doesn’t offer that much volumizing effect because it clumps so bad. Lastly, I hate the removing part because I have to dreadfully rub off the mascara from my lashes!

Speaking of rubbing off mascaras, this is where Nivea Creme comes. Did you know that this product is not just good at moisturizing your skin, but also acts as a good make up remover? Try it guys! Plus, it’s a lot cheaper.

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Last, but definitely not the least (Ugh, I hate using that. But, I did! Hahahaha!), is the Maybelline Baby Lips Color in Berry Crush.

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I have a love-hate relationship with this product. Sometimes, it’s a really good balm, and sometimes not. I gave it another shot, and it worked. So, good job Maybelline. Oh! I just noticed I have two Maybelline products for this post.

By the way, I’m looking for: Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks, Eyeko Alexa Chung collection, and Topshop cosmetics here in the Philippines. Kindly leave a comment below if you know where I can purchase some. Thanks! <3

Xx, Maine

1 month ago on 08/12/14 at 10:00am

Friday Pamper Sesh at Ahavia Lounge Spa

I’ve been stressed for a couple of weeks already and I feel like if I don’t get the freakin’ massage that I deserve, my body will burnout. Hence, my Friday trip alone to Ahavia Lounge Spa in Quezon City.

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I’ve tried Ahavia Lounge Spa way way back from their original branch in San Juan. I will always remember that because it was during my senior year and that’s how I was introduced to the pamper lifestyle.

Going back to the story, after work, I pushed myself to Ahavia Lounge Spa and was greeted by two ladies at the front desk. Err, let me just say that they’re quite helpful but not convincing enough that I will be able to get the best two hours of my life. They were talking loud enough for me to hear about their argument: who will be my masseuse? 

(Note: I didn’t take any photos simply because my focus is to get pampered that evening)

I was hoping to get a pedicure but they have no attendant for that. The first thing that popped in my head was, “seriously? And on a Friday?”. I really wanted to pamper my feet so I opted for the whitening foot spa (Php 299) because they said that it was their best offering for the foot indulgence category. Then, I picked the Anti-stress thermal massage for 60 minutes (Php 499). It’s the same massage I got from the San Juan branch.

They told me to stay inside the 2nd floor Waiting Room and waited (duh? LOL!) for around 15 to 20 minutes before my masseuse instructed me to change into slippers and their shorts to start the foot spa.

I enjoyed the foot spa because honestly, it was really really good and I was alone in the foot spa room. Ha! The TV’s all mine to enjoy! But of course, I’m not a TV person so I ended up reading an e-book from my phone. Seriously, I almost dozed off. That’s how good it was.

Next was the massage proper— the highlight of my night. I felt like my back was suffering from my bad sitting position, bad posture, and simply because of stress so this was what I was really looking forward to.

I opted for the moderate instead of the hard, but the masseuse was pressing my back really hard already. I didn’t mind though because I’m used to hard press so she just did her thing while I cringe in the dark.

Today, I woke up with a sore back. But it feels so good knowing that I got the massage that I deserved. I’m looking forward to my next pamper session especially now that I know that they have a branch near my work.

For more info regarding their services, check out this menu I grabbed from their Facebook page.

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Xx, Maine 

1 month ago on 08/09/14 at 11:06pm
Goodnight! 😊

Goodnight! 😊