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Quick Tour in Carousell + Haul!

12:31:00 AM

Technology surely made shopping a lot easier. We can now browse through a wide selection of clothing, gadgets and even furniture in the comfort of our homes. I have shared with you my experience with BEAUTYMNL few weeks ago. Now, it's time to check out another marketplace Carousell.

The Carousell is a community marketplace that encourages everyone to sell items. It's not just plain selling, but it encourages us to make lists of items that we don't use anymore. Indeed, Carousell President Marcus Tan hit the nail on the head when he said that its a sustainable approach to buying and selling. Clear out the clutter!

This is how it looks on Mobile. There are different categories to make buying quicker and easier.

The Homepage
I made an account here using username JameilaB (Click the Link). It's really easy to register. It's simply filling up the information boxes and verify using your email. Presto! You can begin buying and posting items.

These are the products I sell in Carousell. All of them are brand new.
As a beauty blogger and freelance makeup artist, I buy loads of makeup and cosmetic tools and stuff. I then realized that I can get them a lot cheaper if I buy in good volume. Of course that means getting more than what I need. The excess items are now posted in Carousell

This marketplace creates an opportunity for anyone to sell items, whether used or brand new. It also allows people to like an item and track its availability. Lastly, you can inquire and receive inquiry. You will also receive email copies of your messages. It's easy! 

These are the items that I bought for myself <3
If you are one of those who prefer shopping online and haunt good deals, this application is for you. It is available in play store and you can download it for free. 

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Best Foundation

Review: L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation. Is it worth the hype?

1:57:00 PM

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation is greatly hyped for it's great coverage at an affordable cost. Almost everybody loves this foundation, especially those with oily-skin. The question is, Is it really worth the hype?

Today, I'm reviewing this foundation. My shade is in 104 Golden Beige and I also have 103 Natural Buff.

Price: P 700 

Packaging is a squeeze-tube type and contains 30 ml of the product. This is absolutely travel friendly. You won't need to worry about the foundation breaking out of its container and spilling inside your bag.


The product instantly gives your face a second layer of smooth and even skin tone. It concealed the redness around my nose and brightened my dark under eye area. It's like giving life to that tired looking face. 

In terms of consistency, it can work with both buffing brush and sponge.This product can be cake-y when you load up too much product on your face. You have to apply a little amount first and buff it out. Then apply more product to satisfy the coverage you want. Its build-able.

What makes this foundation a great product is that it is long lasting! It dries beautifully on the skin. It looks like it sticks nicely on the face. After an hour battle getting in the train with all the sweat and a 6-hour sun exposure during a field work, I must say this foundation worked hard. You can still identify that I'm wearing makeup despite countless wiping of sweat.

You will observe that without moisturizer and multiple layers of this foundation can actually make you look like its El Nino.

Tips on L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation
  • Moisturize! This product sets very fast and can be drying. Moisturizing the face will help the product with your dry patches as well as give your face more life. You don't want to look flat matte.
  • Use with a primer. This product gives a beautiful finish and you should help it out blur those large pores and fine lines.
  • Work quickly and layer by layer. You can warm up the product first by using your fingers. You may use a buffing brush, but you have to be good at working on not leaving streaks. If you have a problem applying, use sponge instead.
  • Set with translucent or settingpowder.

  • it is long lasting and lightweight
  • it gives a beautiful finish
  • it’s demi-matte
  • it has light to medium coverage. 

Grab yours during sale! It's a great product to work with. Especially those who has client exposures, this seals the deal. 
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My BeautyMNL Haul + Top Picks

11:34:00 PM

Hi Ladies! Few days ago, I posted on my BeautyMNL Shopping Experience (Read here) and how it caters to our beauty needs, especially on those days we feel trapped in our respective beds. I mean seriously, it's raining frequently and who would want to sacrifice her outfit and shoes just to grab some products? 

Today, I'll be showing you the items that I got from BeautyMNL. Hooray for Online Shopping! ❤

These are the items that I grabbed: Eye Candy Eyeshadow Palette | Aloe Vera Refreshing Mist Detail Eyeshadow Primer | Tresemme Styling Hairspray Extra Hold | Miss Monalisa Eyebrow Pencil
Let's start off with:

1. Eye Candy Eyeshadow Palette by Pink Sugar

Pink Sugar is a Filipino beauty brand that offers high quality products. One of their highlights is that their products are free of parabens. Parabens are commonly used as preservatives in makeup, which can interfere with the body's hormone. If given an option to choose your makeup, reach for the ones that are paraben free.

To tell you honestly, I thought it's a foreign brand. Aside from being conscious with the ingredients, the packaging is catchy in embossed zigzag print.

Net Weight : 12 g
Price: P 699

You get 10 gorgeous colors perfect for Day-to-night beauty looks.
Grab yours. Click Here!

The color payoff is nice and I love that this sweetie is a mix of matte and shimmer eye shadows. All colors are definitely wearable. 

2. Eye shadow Primer by Detail Make Over

In order to intensify the colors of my eye shadows, I also grabbed the Eye shadow Primer by Detail Make Over. Detail Make Over is another homegrown cosmetic line. I have read reviews on their products and they sound amazing as if I want to get my hands on the entire collection. We'll see if I can save for it . :D 

Net Weight: 9 grams
Price: P 180

Grab yours. Click Here!

The eye shadow is from my Pink Sugar Palette
As you can observe, it enhanced the pigmentation of the eye shadow color. It brought out the vibrancy of the  eyeshadows.. Also, with the thick formula, it will make any eye makeup last longer.  It's a great steal for P 180.  

Detail Make Over is on Birthday Sale until July 31. Check them out!

3. Miss Monalisa Eyebrow Pencil by DearBerry

Kilay is Life! It is believed that eyebrows are the important facial features because they're a feature of expression. Not only that, they define your facial structure. I'm actually a brow powder user, but I reached for this product so I can test if it is beginner friendly. The testing is for my wonderful Mom.

Moving on, this Eyebrow Pencil from a Korean cosmetic brand Dearberry comes with retractable brown pencil on one end and a spoolie brush at the other end. Retractable pencil means no need for a sharpener. 

Price: P 146

Grab yours. Click Here!

Waterproof, sweat-proof, smear-proof
4. Aloe Vera Refreshing Mist (Double Strength) by Skin Genie

What I love about BeautyMNL is their wide selection of skincare products. Mostly, from Filipino brands that you won't see that much in Malls.

Well, I realized that I've been using too much makeup and less on the skin care products. That realization included this Aloe Vera Refreshing Mist (Double Strength) in my cart.

This hydrating mist is said to be formulated with 99.8% certified Aloe Vera. This should explain the somewhat vinegar smell. Putting that aside, I love how it refreshes and hydrates my skin.

Price: P 200

Grab yours. Click Here!

5. Tresemme Styling Hairspray Extrahold

We are done with the makeup and skincare, now let's see what I got for Hair product. It's not always that the face gets all the attention. With that, I got myself a strong-hold Hairspray for that salon finish hairstyle - that should complete that Plakada look.

You see, Tresemme is a popular and trusted brand when it comes to hair products. You can never go wrong.

Price: P 189
Net Weight: 75 g

Grab yours. Click Here!
This Hairspray holds my hair without giving it an electrocuted appearance. I have used many Hairspray before, but it ends up damaging my hair. With this product, I can redo curling or ironing without making my hair crunchy. Take note that I already have damaged hair so a product such as this is a game changer.

My FOTD using my BEAUTYMNL haul items.

That's it for my BeautyMNL haul! 

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BeautyMNL: My Shopping Experience ❤

1:54:00 AM

Shopping at the comfort of our homes is one of the best things this digital era offers. It's just a matter of few clicks that you get to choose from a wide variety of products and make a good purchase without hurting your feet. Indeed, an era of convenience and a little of no-time-to-mall. 

I have to admit that I'm one of those self-labeled "the busy women of the century" and an online beauty shop is an amazing tool to keep that vanity spirit well fed and alive. I already made different trips to different online stores and not all offers convenient shopping. 

So which online shop to go? Lo and behold, the perfect beauty site to spend a gloomy day - BeautyMNL! <3   It's the largest beauty destination in the Philippines and your one-stop-shop for all your beauty related needs. 
Check out BeautyMNL's website

Bloom Magazine is BeautyMNL's lifestyle section where you can find amazing articles, reviews, guides and tips on beauty.
As a practical woman (practicality is subjective), I read a lot of reviews before making a purchase that led me to their official magazine Bloom. This magazine is full of stories and articles on beauty that are helpful and trendy. That's when I get to explore BeautyMNL. And guess what? I was offered to experience their version of online shopping. Yey! How blessed, right? And who can resist shopping? I'm sure many of you do as well.

The Beauty Portal
BeautyMNL has lots of products to offer that I only discovered upon too much browsing. They offer a comprehensive selection of skincare, hair care and makeup products that some I haven't seen on the counters before like Skin Genie. The best part? They give you the BEST PRICE. Sweet.

These are the items that I grabbed: Eye Candy Eyeshadow Palette | Aloe Vera Refreshing Mist | Detail Eyeshadow Primer | Tresemme Styling Hairspray Extra Hold | Miss Monalisa Eyebrow Pencil

For those who have trouble choosing the right product or shade, there are reviews from real users to serve as your guide. You can also do others a favor by sharing your assessment. Honestly, I relied heavily on their review system, the reason for picking up the Eye Candy Palette and Aloe Vera Refreshing Mist. And hey, you don't get the to ask people around you for product evaluation when buying in a physical store.

If you're feeling trendy, best sellers are award stamped so you simply add them to your cart.

Order and Delivery System
Aside from Order Tracking, they will also keep you posted on any delay that may arise through email. Delays are inevitable. Well, I check both my personal and work email every now and then. This helped their customer care team with the unexpected delivery interruption. There was a slight hiccup in their site that enabled me to order a product that is unavailable. But boy, their team acts fast. They sent me an email on a Monday for some clarification and was able to ship the package the following day. You'll definitely get all the assistance you need. 
Another feature to love is the Order Tracking in your account. You won't be guessing delivery status with regards to the items you ordered. The status box will indicate if it's "processing" , "on it's way"  and "delivered".
As you can see from the photo above, I placed an order the night of June 29 (Thursday) and received it July 4 (Tuesday). 

Please be reminded that the delivery schedule runs from Mondays to Fridays only. There's no deliveries on weekends and holidays. 

The Goodies

As for the package, it came in a resealable bag with the fragile items bubble-wrapped.

What I love about BeautyMNL:
  • The website is easy to navigate and well-organized
  • Good Bargains, Best Deals and Rewards Programs
  • Different Modes of Payment such as Paypal, Credit Card and Bank Deposit.
  • Stress-free shopping with Email updates
  • Review and Articles that will help in choosing products catered by Bloom
Overall. They deliver an incredible shopping experience with exclusive deals, customer reviews and ratings, the ability to track order and so much more. These kinds of services causes the online-shopping trend to gain momentum at top speed. These should also gain your confidence to try online shopping. 

I'm happy with the whole experience with BeautyMNL especially with how they communicate with their customers. I can surely get all my beauty needs regardless of where and when. 

Ladies, now you know now where to translate that splurging urgency! And oh, sign up first. :) Thank you BeautyMNL for the opportunity to try your service! A Beauty Destination indeed. 

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Watch out! I'll be reviewing the products that I got. For the meantime, read some articles in their in-house magazine Bloom. They have daily fresh beauty news. :)

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Review: L'Oreal True Match Blur Ceam

4:05:00 AM

The Philippine weather seems to be a matter of prediction nowadays. There are days that you get hours of extreme heat followed by hours of rain and cold. What really stresses me is how high the temperature goes up. I go out most of the time to inspect projects/plants. And it's never convenient. Sewage Treatment Plants are usually locked up in basements of buildings. It's not only hot, it smells like thousand of rotten eggs.  

I won't be complaining too long. What I want to share with you is how my makeup survives throughout the day. 

One of the secrets to a long-wearing makeup look is Primer. I believe I have reviewed Quick FX No Shine Mattifier here, but let's see if we can find it a new competitor in L'Oreal True Match Blur Cream.

This product is said to give you that photoshop-ed look

THE PACKAGING. This primer comes in a white plastic 25-ml-capacity squeeze-tube with screw-on cap. The  The narrow nozzle however, is a little problem. The nozzle can disperse a lot of product so you have to be gentle in squeezing the tube. Despite being light-weight and sturdy, I won't really say I'll bring this to my trips. But I must say that the overall packaging is travel-friendly and functional. 

COVERAGE AND CONSISTENCY. The first thing that I noticed with this primer is that, unlike other primers, this has a tint. At first look, tinted moisturizer ba 'to? With the texture of course, not. L'Oreal True Match Blur Cream is silicon based. It creates a smooth surface and gives that selfie-ready skin! When I say smooth surface, it blurs out the fine lines and visible pores in an instant. Winner! 

OVERALL.  This product is LOVE! It's a primer and a blur cream in one. It did work wonders. Now, to answer the question if it defeats Quick FX as my daily primer? Yes, it does. I tested both products. The Quick FX tends to oil up faster covering a larger  area of my face after 3 hours as compared to today's featured product. However, economically speaking and for those on budget, grab the Quick FX as it works great too without hurting the bank. 

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Review: New 36H L'Oreal Super Liner

7:41:00 PM

A Feline flick eyeliner style is made for different reasons. This style gives an eye lift, adds intensity to the eye and elongates the eye. Not everybody wants that dramatic or catchy eye makeup look, but you never know, one of these days you might consider giving a pop to that gorgeous eyes . 

With that said, I am introducing to you L'Oreal's Super Liner Gel Intenza. What you can read from the box is that the product is a 36-hour wear and waterproof. Sounds amazing, right? Let's see what this baby has to offer.

THE PACKAGING. For P 400, you get a 2.8 grams of product in a lightweight glass jar and a usable brush. There's product details at the bottom of the jar that indicates its shade , product code etc.

At the side of the box, you get your beginner's instruction.

Step 1: Dip tip of Gel Intenza Eyeliner Brush into formula and tissue off excess
Step 2: Apply in delicate strokes and glide eyeliner across lash line from inner to outer corner.
Step 3: Extend, thicken line and wing-out for more intensity

Let's proceed to the promises presented at the back of the box. Title is in bold "36H long hold waterproof eyeliner"

  • Intense color result | intense line | dramatic eye look
  • 36H long wear | waterproof | smudgeproof: resist sweat, tears and sebum
  • Super smooth gel texture | easy gliding on eyes | super long stay makeup result
  • Easy to use: quickly dry formula | perfect application with the high precision brush
  • Easy to remove with eye makeup remover
The shade Profound Black gives a rich dark-jet black color. The formula gives that excellent pigmentation visible in one stroke. 

COVERAGE AND CONSISTENCY. It has a satin finish and an extremely creamy texture which makes it easy to apply and create that perfect winged liner look. It's water proof, quite long lasting, doesn't crack or migrate to other areas, and wears comfortably.

Not only that, I'm impressed with the endurance of the product. It' perfect for late nights, intense activities or for events that you need to be all dolled up.

OVERALL.  It's a great product to invest to. Did it live up to its claims? Well, not everybody wears makeup for 36H, unless of course you fell asleep with your makeup on or you need to be under a spotlight in some event. This is a must-have in your collection. However, if you're not a gel liner person or you're not into feline-flick eyeliners, this will come a bit pricey. If price tag isn't an issue, go invest.

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Review: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

5:47:00 AM

Of course, anyone would love to own a concealer that is not only budget friendly, but also gives a long lasting and great coverage. This new concealer by Maybelline is definitely stealing the spotlight from the highly raved LA girl HD concealer. And you want to know why? Scroll down for details! :)
I got myself Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Sand priced at P 299.00

THE PACKAGING. The product is packaged in a long and slim plastic tube . The cap is attached to a doe foot applicator. I actually find it unhygienic to put the applicator back in the tube. However, with little amount of product, it will only last for about half a year or maybe less.

COVERAGE AND CONSISTENCY.The shade, sand is perfect as eye brightener. I usually apply it on top of my foundation and makes my dark circles look less tired. A small amount of product can provide even up to medium coverage. In addition to that, it stays put in long hours with minimal creasing. There was a time wherein my foundation was already creasing, but the concealer is still intact. Lastly, it has a build-able coverage.

OVERALL.  This product is definitely a steal. A beauty. It's pretty decent for its price.

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