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Want to flaunt your fierce red hair in a party? Having a hard time to retain your blonde locks?
For your #coloredhairgoals, there are a lot of hair treatment products available in Watsons. Here are my 10 best picks to treat colored hair.
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When everyone's raving about Miniso's toners, mirrors, and makeup, I can only rave about one thing with the brand; the moment I tried it, I had to get more. The thing is, I am not alone; a lot love it too and I find myself scouring different Miniso branches just to restock just because it's always out of stock in major Miniso branches.

What's this product I'm talking about?

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The Beauty Junkee by Martha Sta. Barbara - 2d ago

I just went on a major shopping spree lately to prepare for my upcoming Melbourne-Brisbane honeymoon trip! It's also been a while since I shopped for new clothes. Melbourne and Brisbane are currently having below 20 degrees weather for the whole of May and early weeks of June. I realized, I don't have enough cold weather clothing, hence the purchase!

I also bought a couple more stuff for travel plus a few more things to add to my closet.

Good thing H&M is on sale! I picked up the following: Light peach pajama, royal blue pullover, and white knit pull over which is oversized yet extremely fashionable; just what I want!

Nights are definitely colder so I bought a set of Minnie Mouse pajama at SM. I think I'll be needing one more long- sleeved nightie top for my 18-day stay!

Uniqlo Heattech leggings and long- sleeves. Thermal wear is essential because it's the closest to the body and prevents heat from escaping. Heattech is not exactly affordable, but definitely more affordable than Marks and Spencers, which is another brand of popular thermal wear locally.

Some additions to my closet: long socks for my leather boots, hoops from SM Accessories (I'm digging this accessory again!) Miniso ultra seamless underwear, which is my favorite, Sogo reusable and disposable nipple tapes, and bra extenders for the H&M strapless balcony bra I bought.

I'll be hiking in Melbourne so I bought Merrell Capra Rapid, an affordable hiking shoe that is not only great for dry hikes, but for muddy, water trails as well; there are a lot of good reviews on this shoe so I chose it. I also picked up a pair of slip-ons from Forever 21; these will look great with almost anything plus it's on sale!

Finally, Go Pro Hero 5! I've been meaning to purchase a new action cam; my previous one, Supremo 1 is okay, but the accessories have failed and there have been some glitches with the system. I hope this time, I made the right decision with Go Pro Hero 5!

Excited for my trip this Friday! Can't wait to share my adventures with you!
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Sleek MakeUP is about to make things hotter with these new products that will surely become your new statement makeup: a foundation that claims to be life- proof, two new primers, and a sizzling copper highlighter palette! Take a peek!

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Just a handful of awesome beauty releases for summer have just arrived at my doorstep! Pixi's new blooming collection, a healthier makeup alternative, Cathy Doll's adorable mini makeup, Maybelline's new brow hero, Vaseline's famous lip balms, and Vice Ganda's new mini lipstick collection!

Pixi's new Spring 2018 collection is looking as pretty as a garden in full bloom! Bask in garden- inspired hues featuring new shades of their cult favorites, new products, and exciting product line extensions.

For the new additions to their best- selling product lines, there's Mesmerizing Eyeshadow palette that comes in a new warm, blooming colourway called Desert Sunset. Matte Last Liquid Lip comes in a new shade called Prettiest Pink. Finally, Endless Silky Eye Pen, one of my favorite eyeliners, come in two new defining and highlighting shades: Matte Nude, a peachy nude for brightening, and Rose Glow, a metallic rose brown shade for defining.


For the new, exciting products, we have Liquid Fairy Lights, cream eyeshadow rich in glitter (but sans the fallout!) so you can use it alone for sparkling, fairy eyes or as a topper for matte eyeshadow. It comes in the shades Rose Gold, Crystalline, Sun Ray, Bare Brilliance, and Passion Light.


Glow-y Gossamer Duos are fine, highlighting duos for the cheek bone. Silky, creamy, and made with minerals that feel gentle and hydrating to the skin, and gives a standout glow. Available in two color duos: Subtle Sunrise and Delicate Dew.

For skin care lovers, treat yourself to the following new products that will instantly make their way to your dresser:

Rose Cream Cleanser is a gentle, hydrating cleanser enriched with Pink Clay and Chamomile Water. The soothing formula is ideal for use after using peeling treatments.

Rose Tonic is made with Rose Hydrosol that soothes, hydrates, and tones skin without the itch, dryness, and sting, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

There's also the new Jasmine Oil Blend revitalize and balances irritated skin and enhances skin's glow. T-Zone Peel- Off Mask adheres to the top layer, removes dead skin cells effectively, and unveils fresh, new skin. 

Pixi Spring 2018 collection is now available at glamourbox.ph. Visit PIXI PHILIPPINES on Facebook for more information.

Skin Lab is a makeup and skin care brand that proudly claims they are the "healthier alternative" due to the naturalness of their product formulations. SkinLab is also proudly cruelty- free.

There's a wide range of products to choose from with SkinLab Naturals: Indulge in natural, cruelty- free beauty with Tints and the City and Tint Pray Love, lip and cheek tints in various shades that provide a natural, dewy stain. Lip Nourish is a creamy, semi- matte lip color that soothes and moisturizes with Argan Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, and Macadamia Oil. Control oil and breakouts with Line 1-1 loose powder. Cleanse skin with The Breakfast club, a gentle cleansing emulsion made with Goat's Milk and Hi-Clera. Brush your teeth into clean perfection with their best- selling Charcoal Toothbrush.

There's more to love at SkinLab Naturals so visit them and shop at SKINLAB NATURALS on Facebook or Beauty MNL.

Cathy Doll gets cute with their mini makeup collection; best- selling Cathy Doll makeup in miniature sizes and are priced affordably at less than P200.00! If you can't say it, then say it with a sheet mask with their adorable dedication sheet masks; whether you're sorry, you want to express love, or you simply just want to say hi, these masks will say it for you! Cathy Doll miniature makeup is available in 7-11 branches. Visit CATHY DOLL PHILIPPINES on Facebook for more information about the products.

Vice Ganda wows us with miniature versions of the best- selling liquid lipsticks in the new Little Ponies, a miniature collection featuring the brand's best- selling shades. It only retails for P395.00! Visit VICE COSMETICS on Facebook for more information about the product.

Vaseline Lip Therapy is one of the highly talked about lip balms online and I'm so happy to have the complete family! Vaseline Lip Therapy is a soothing, moisturizing, adorable lip balm version of the famous Vaseline. It comes in four variants: Creme Brulee, Rosy Lips, Original, and Cocoa Butter. Visit VASELINE PHILIPPINES on Facebook for more information about this product.

Maybelline unveils another potential HG eyebrow product: Tattoo Brow Ink Pen. This product mimics the hair- like, natural strokes of microblading and promises to last for up to 24 hours. It comes in three shades: Red Brown, Natural Brown, and Gray Brown. Visit MAYBELLINE PHILIPPINES on Facebook for more details about this product.

Which product/s are you going to try first?
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If there's one thing that I want to be really, really sure about, it's that I want the expensive makeup that I will purchase be good...no, make that great. Because money doesn't grow on trees!

I've had my fair share of purchasing 'meh' expensive makeup and to spare you all from the heartache, I am sharing with you 10 no regrets, expensive makeup products that are worth every penny from your salary or savings; this is also a great list to refer to if you are going to splurge on your first expensive makeup. To prove how worth it these products are, I've already hit pan or used 1-5 of these already!

1. KAT VON D SHADE AND LIGHT CONTOUR PALETTE

- I normally don't hit pan on contouring palettes just because I have a lot of contouring products, except this one. I really love all the contouring shades in this palette plus the highlighting powders are great for under eye use as well. I thought I won't be able to hit pan on this, not even in two years, but surprise! I've hit pan on two pans in the palette already after just one year! I use it all the time!
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Careline Graph-Ink Liner and Best Brow Liner review.

PRICE: Liner- P170.00; Brow Liner- P160.00
FROM: Watsons, SM Megamall
OTHER LOCATIONS: Available in leading department stores, drugstores, and supermarkets

THE VERDICT:

Careline is one of the brand's that impressed me last year because of the significant revamp, from the look down to the quality of the products. To be honest, I've always thought of it as a "kiddie" makeup brand that's why I've never given it much thought until their products became cooler, better, and much more pigmented.

My faves from the new Careline are the liquid lipsticks and these two products that I've tried recently: Graph-Ink Liner and Best Brow Liner; long- wearing products that make your eyes pop and brow stand out.
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The Beauty Junkee by Martha Sta. Barbara - 6d ago

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Tomorrow's the day! All the sleepless nights I've spent organizing our much- awaited anniversary is finally happening and I am super excited, but sad at the same time. Excited because I'll see again my long- time readers and at the same time, new members of the pack, and sad because we only have four hours to celebrate and a year before it happens again!

But there will be more anniversary parties to come so let's all look forward to that! Today let's talk about foundations that will withstand walwal moments! Thanks Charisse for the question!

Ms. Martha,
I have yellowish skin; not too fair, not too morena. Please help me find a foundation for walwal or malling. I can't find the best foundation that matches my skin tone. Help!
Charisse

 Hi Charisse!

Thanks for the question. You have three questions here: foundation reco for malling, for walwal, and finding foundation that matches your skin tone.

Walwal sounds good to me so here are walwal- tested foundations that can take you from sun up to sun dow, from booze to coffee. To my foreign readers here, 'walwal' loosely translates to the phrase "excessive partying"in modern Filipino language. 

Here are my favorite six from the spend and save category.
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The Balm Highlite N Con Tour Palette and Girls' Getaway Trio.

PRICE: Girls' Getaway- P1,395.00; Highlite N Con Tour- P1,895.00
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OTHER LOCATIONS: Available in Beauty Bar boutiques

THE VERDICT:

From the queen of cheeky makeup, The Balm, comes Highlite N Con Tour and Girls Getaway Palette, complexion palettes that will give you that year- round sexy, summer glow.  Quite frankly, The Balm is one of the brands that for me has really good makeup palettes; it's just that locally, I don't think it's that known, but let me be a channel to tell everyone that this is one of the nicest makeup brands with the nicest makeup palettes out there!

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