2015 in review

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BYS Makeup Pro Glamourbox Unboxing

I am so excited now I got an early christmas gift for myself since I think I deserve one from all the shinanigans that happened in my life and for working hard to be on top of all the work that I am doing. Its been awhile since I posted anything in this blog and sorry guys for my absence hope to find more time now to update all of you.

Anyways about the early christmas gift that I’m saying as the title says I got a new subscription box to open and I am so excited for it since its a special edition box from Glamourbox. They have team up with one of the most popular makeup brand from Australia the BYS Cosmetics that produces high quality cosmetics. The box is designed for makeup junkies and professionals for upgrading their kits and stepping up their makeup game. Its one of the most rave about box now and I am so glad I get to own one. So without further a do lets start to unwrap my present!

Love the pink and black packaging its so pretty

Love the pink and black packaging its so pretty

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Welcome Note from Glamourbox

Welcome Card

Welcome Card

List of Products

List of Products

Here are the products mentioned on the list:

BYS Nude2 Eyeshadow Palette

BYS Nude2 Eyeshadow Palette

The star of this box the BYS Nude2 Eyeshadow Palette is a mix of neutrals in matte and shimmer eyeshadows they are pigmented and can take your look from day to night. I’m actually hoping to get the Nude palette since its more in the Pink-Brown-Gold combination which is perfect for my yellow morena skintone though I also love this Nude2 palette where is a more Copper-Brown-Purple combination. What I am really in love in this palette is the black which is holy cow the most pigmented black I ever had.

BYS Contour Trio in Sweet

BYS Contour Trio in Sweet

Next is the BYS Contour Trio in Sweet which gains a lot of rave from Cosmopolitan. I am not really a fan of this Trio since I thinks the colors are not working for me aside for the blush. The contour color is too light for me and I can only use it for my nose contouring. The highlight color is matte which dont makes any sense when I used it. The cheek color is pretty warm peach and just right for my liking.

BYS Blush Duo in Paint it Pink

BYS Blush Duo in Paint it Pink

Next is the BYS Blush Duo in Paint it Pink which is not really my style of blush but  I fell in love with it because its so pigmented. Just be careful with using this since if you put too much you could look like an overslapped clown. The staying power is also awesome.

BYS Matte Lipstick in Celebrity Status

BYS Matte Lipstick in Celebrity Status

Next another red lippie for my collection. I got a matte lipstick which is super pigmented and compliments my skintone perfectly. Standout lips for the win!

BYS Brow Definition Kit

BYS Brow Definition Kit

My favorite product of all is this BYS Brow Definition Kit. It has an eyebrow wax to prime and keep the hair in place and 3 brow powders that you can mix and match to create different color intensity for your eyebrows. Its also very pigmented and its staying power is superb. Eyebrows on fleek!

BYS Nail Polish

BYS Nail Polish

And lastly BYS Nail Polish which is super fast drying and the colors are gorgeous.

See why I love this box I got 6 full size products thats worth Php3k and I only paid Php1100 plus shipping fee. I got a good deal for world class products.

Here are some of the looks I created using the products from this box:

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Do you like this post? Let me know if you have tried any of the products mentioned. Have a great day guys!

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Largest Fried Chicken – Hot Star

Have you ever eaten something that’s as large as your face?

Imagine a fried chicken that’s as big as your head, can’t imagine one? Well if you can’t you can see one at HOT STAR Large Fried Chicken. A popular fried chicken store in Taiwan that already has several branches all over Asia and now is conquering Philippines. What are they famous about? Their delicous 30cm long fried chicken that can cover your whole face.

They use the breast part of the chicken that has been cut specially to make it look bigger. It is also covered in thick batter that it makes it thick. They have 4 flavors of chicken for your liking and have few different items to be eaten with your chicken. The chicken may be upgraded to a meal.

I will just concentrate with their chicken since this is what it intrigues me a lot. I went to one of their branch which is in Banawe St. cor Alcaraz St.

I ordered their Original Large Fried Chicken in Spicy which cost Php110.00 then upgraded it into a meal worth additional Php 35.00 so I could have rice and blue lemonade.

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Original Fried Chicken Meal Php145.00

I also want to try their Ice Crush so I ordered their black gulaman which cost Php45.00.

Ice Crush Black Gulaman Php45.00

Ice Crush Black Gulaman Php45.00

I can’t get over the size of the fried chicken its a meal of its own, I was so happy like a kid when I saw it. I love food serve in big portions at small cost. Value for money!

The chicken is well seasoned but the coating is so thick that the inside of it tends to be still gooey but I still love it maybe because of the spicy season that I had. This chicken is so packed with umami I’m guessing they put a lot of MSGs in it.

The black gulaman is so good and refreshing it reminds me of my childhood days when my mom used to make black gulaman always.

Hot Star Original Fried Chicken in Spicy

Hot Star Original Fried Chicken in Spicy

I am super full after eating my lunch but the taste of the chicken made me crave more so I bought another one to go as is without the rice and drinks, instead I bought the other flavor of Ice Crush which is the almond and it taste really good as well.

Ice Crush Almond Php45.00

Ice Crush Almond Php45.00

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken to go

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken to go

As I’m writing this post I am drooling at my pictures and wanted to buy one again.

Have you tried this delicous chicken? Share it with us on the comments section.

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Have you tried S&R Cheeseburger?

Food blog alert! Lol! I am not an expert on this but I’ll try to give dignity on this.

Zark's Burger post

Zark’s Burger post

As of now I am on a strict low calorie, high fiber diet 😦 since I am getting obese from all my stress and over indulgence eating. But one fine day I am so craving for burgers after I saw the picture in Zark’s Burger Facebook page.

I can ‘t resist eating one and since as I have said I am on a strict diet I have to find a “healthier” alternative to satisfy my non cooperative tastebuds.

Presenting S&R CheeseBurger.

S&R Cheesburger

S&R Cheesburger

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As we all know S&R is a membership shopping club wherein one of course needs to be a member to be able to shop on their humugous store. Aside from local and international products, groceries, appliances etc., they also have food services that New York style pizzas, calzones, churros, hotdogs and the likes.

Good thing they have opened a branch in Fairview Terraces wherein hungry man can order without being a member. I super love their pizzas, I am not really a fan of their chicken and I haven’t tried their other menus but we’ll get there.

And so since I cannot resist my burger craving I ordered this baby. I thought I would get just a decent size cheeseburger (you know the ones like in mcdonald’s) but I wasn’t prepared with the size of it. It’s a whopping 1/3 pound beef patty with decent LTC (lettuce, tomato and cucumber). Bye bye low calorie diet for a while hehehe. I am on a cheat instantly. So I grab my condiments which are mayo and onions and start divulging this awesome treat.

First the buns are so soft and the veggies are so fresh. And the patty oh my gosh it is so juicy just even thinking of it makes me drool. Its very flavorful, I dont even have to put lots of condiments.  I super love the combination of the ingredients.

Plus its very affordable just Php119.00 for alacarte and Php129.00 for the meal. Very very budget friendly and you get value for its worth.

I enjoy this meal so much and I will definitely go back again.

Have you tried it?

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Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion 7-day challenge

I am a bit curios with my BDJ coupon from Jergens it says they give a free gift pack when you take the Jergens 7-day challenge. So I one time I’m in the supermarket I went to get one, honestly just so I can do the challenge and get my free gift pack. Well I’m glad I did because now I am also a believer with this lotion.

Jergens x BDJ

Jergens x BDJ

To tell you honestly I am not a fan of lotions. I am so lazy to slather thick smooth liquid all over my body hence I having dry skin. More likely I hate the sticky feeling after putting it.

Then comes Jergens. I never thought that Jergens has improved so much. It has lots off variants already which tackles different kinds of skin problems. My titas and titos abroad would always gave us Jergens lotion as pasalubong.

Since I am suffering with dry hands now from the super cold airconditioning of our office I tried this super handy pocket size variant of Jergens in Ultra healing and I am so hooked.

It just not give me smooth and moisturized hands its also smells so good but not too overpowering. It immediately made my dry hands super soft. I love that its not sticky even if I get out of the office for client visits. Other brands tend to be feel sticky at the end of the day. I am trying it now on my dry callused feet and its giving me the best results its making it super soft.

Definitely a staple now in my dresser and one of my favorites again.

After posting this review in Jergens facebook page. I get a message from them to get my shipping details and after 1 day I got my free gift set. But now more than the gift set I am so glad I found Jergens again.

The package

The package

Gift Set from Jergens

Gift Set from Jergens

Thanks BDJ and Jergens.

Have you used your BDJ coupons? Have you take the Jergens 7-day challenge? Shared it with us.

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My Tress Hero – Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

I have a love hate relationship with my hair. I mostly pull it up in a bun when we have a lover’s quarrel which is most of the time. It becomes more often now after the pregnancy hair which is super full and lustrous but after the baby come out and started toggling my hair becomes a nightmare. Finally something came to my rescue. Thanks to BDJ and Sample Room I got to meet this wonderful new product that everyone is raving about. It is voted  Beauty Crush of Cosmopolitan and now it is here.

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

My New Tress Hero! Thanks BDJ and Sampleroom

Here is the product description:

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner (Total Damage Care)

Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner (Total Damage Care)

With up to 80% more key conditioning ingredient vs. Pantene’s regular conditioner, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner contains the highest ever level of advanced Terminal Amino-Silicones (TAS), which flatten and smoothen the outer layer or the cuticle cells on the hair surface. This helps protect the hair’s inner structure or cortex, preventing future damage and moisture loss from styling. By protecting the moisture balance of hair, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle transforms brittle, rigid and damaged hair to touchable, soft and beautiful hair.

See the improvement from the first time you try it: Stronger, shinier hair inside out in just 3 minutes.

Damaged hair tips, like split ends, lose more protein than the roots. This protein loss leads to a cycle of damage as it hollows the hair.

Pantene Pro-V formula

• Helps repair and seal every strand of hair – reduce protein loss to stop the damage progression

• Helps prevent future split ends even in 3 months with regular use

• Specially designed for daily use

Full Size: 70ml / 180ml / 340ml

Price: PHP 59 / PHP 159 / PHP 259

It has a fancy gold packaging, it looks very special specially with the pouch that comes with it.

Fancy Packaging <3 Pouch

Fancy Packaging

The product well its not too runny that it runs to your hand when you squeeze it out of the tube nor its not too creamy that it will way your hair down. It has just the right texture and it doesn’t leave any stick feeling on my hair.

The consistency

The consistency

The smell is so wonderful with fruity floral note and last a long long time even until the next day. If not for the smoke and dirt when I travel (all commuters problem) it could have lasted longer on me, but it does if I’m just at home.

I just dyed my hair last month and the damaged it cost was so obvious my hair becomes brittle and unruly and the frizz was so frustrating.

In just 4 easy steps and in just 3 minutes it gave me that smooth soft touchable hair that I always dream of.

Just squeeze, massage, leave and rinse.

Squeeze enough amount into Palm

Squeeze enough amount into Palm

Massage onto hair especially on ends

Massage onto hair especially on ends

Leave for 3 Minutes

Leave for 3 Minutes

Rinse Off

Rinse Off

Silky Smooth Managable Touchable Hair

Silky Smooth Managable Touchable Hair

My hair becomes more manageable and softer and I can’t stop touching my hair after using it. Even my husband notice it and he loves the smell of my hair (he can’t get enough of it).

Sadly it is not yet available in our near by supermarket but it will be soon and when it does it will be a main stay in my grocery list.

Have you tried the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle. Share your miracle experience to me.

#PanteneMiracle #MakeMiraclesHappen

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Pixy Colors of Delight Lipstick Silky Fit Collection

BDJ Special Edition Pixy Box

BDJ Special Edition Pixy Box

Hi beauties! This will be my first time to write  a review about makeups.  I’m not an authority for rating such kind since I still consider myself as noob with using makeup but I’m going to try my best in giving an honest impression with this product. I’m going to talk about lipsticks from a new product line here in the Philippines, Pixy brought to us by Mandom Philippines. Made with Japanese quality standards and is tailored for Asian skin. I got this product from April subscription of BDJ box. They have included 9 products all from  Pixy.  I will review first 3 of these products which are all lipsticks from Silky Fit Collection. In their site they have 7 kinds of lipsticks with different finish.

Pixy Color Delights Lipstick Silky Fit Semi Matte (left), Lasting Matte (center) and Satin Lipstick (right)

Pixy Color Delights Lipstick Silky Fit Semi Matte (left), Lasting Matte (center) and Satin Lipstick (right)

I got the Semi-matte, Matte and Satin finish. Their packaging are so cute and girly, all in cute pink packages, so kawaii. Luckily all the colors that I got fits my skin. I got a pink shade named Pinkish Peach in satin finish, bright red shade named in Rouge Tango in matte and deep red shade which is Cinnamon Twist in semi-matte. All lipsticks are very pigmented.

Color swatches on Hand Pixy Color Delights Lipstick Silky Fit Semi Matte (top), Lasting Matte (middle) and Satin Lipstick (bottom)

Color swatches on Hand Pixy Color Delights Lipstick Silky Fit Semi Matte (top), Lasting Matte (middle) and Satin Lipstick (bottom)

Color swatches on Lips Pixy Color Delights Lipstick Silky Fit Semi Matte (bottom), Lasting Matte (middle) and Satin Lipstick (top)

Color swatches on Lips Pixy Color Delights Lipstick Silky Fit Semi Matte (bottom), Lasting Matte (middle) and Satin Lipstick (top)

Just 1 swipe and it gives a good color payoff , love to bits. The colors are easy to where. The pink satin is for everyday wear. Red matte is nice when you want to feel glamorous and deep red for night outs. It glides easily to my lips and it don’t fades easily. Its very cheap only 200, very affordable for students, working girls and moms on a budget. Its now available at watsons on Sm Aura, Sm Megamall and Sm Bacoor. Have you tried these lippies? Do you love them as much as I did? Share your thoughts down below.   Signature