Last November 7, 2011 together with mother Ricky Reyes and 35 Philippine delegates we went to Macau to participate and compete in the 15th APHCA(Asia Pacific Hairdressers & Cosmetologists Association) International Competition. The venue for the event was at the Venetian Hotel & Convention Center. Three years back the we also joined Ricky Reyes in Guangzhou, China for the same competition my blog post about it: Beauty Tour with mother Ricky.
The APHCA(Asia Pacific Hairdressers & Cosmetologists Association) participated by 40 different countries all over Asia Pacific some of them are: Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, China, Taipei, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Macau, Indonesia and the Philippines. I noticed that their are a lot of countries who joined and participated these year than 3 years ago including 6 from Europe. I saw Spain, Portugal, Germany, Russia, France and many more. According to the organizers the purpose of the competition is to stimulate the cooperation and development among the salon industry players and as a result to unite the Hairstyle and Cosmetology industries in Asia Pacific region and uplift their skills to next level.
Or very own Ricky Reyes is the president of the association. Every year the Philippines compete in these prestigious international hair competition and we do not go home empty handed. These year Stephani Ilagan won 1st runner up in the Bridal Make-up category, while Nitz, Ester Garcia, Peping de Guzman, Antonio Agustin, Ronald Tuano, Vicente Hisola, Racquel Pangilaga (all from Manila and Luzon) and our very own Giovanni Luage (Expression Salon-ILIGAN CITY) and my brother Daniel Lois Buddy Congson received honorable mentions for various categories such as Evening Hairstyle, Evening Make-up, Bridal Make-up, Cut and Creative Color.
Initially, I went there to be a judge in one of the categories but I became an impromptu model for my brother, Daniel Lois Buddy Congson for the evening make-up and for Peping de Guzman for the evening hairstyle booth gained honorable mentions for their superb work. It was a very different experience for me this year really an eye opening. I learned that models work in these kind of competitions are no joke, they have to bare wearing outrageous outfits, super high heels, big and heavy head piece, and artistic high fashion hair color and hair style. They need to carry and present the look matched with what the hairstylist or make-up artist envisioned it to be. No runway walk needed for models here, they just need to stay put and when judges approach them they have to show the work of art make by their hairstylist & make-up artist as creatively as they can possibly do it.
Judging these huge event is very different, they have judges from participating countries and assign them to different categories each of the judges has 10+ lucky cards, and the model who has been given the most number of lucky cards will win the category.
I was really at awe with the creativity of hairstylist and make-up artist coming from different countries and culture.
So, ’til next year we might go to either Korea or Cambodia they’ve yet to finalize who will host 2012 APHCA Hair Olympics
Yes, I’m a make-up addict!!! I admit that (heheheheh) and every time I found something new that I truly love, I can’t wait to write and blog about it, for me to share my awesome finds. Now recently I’ve been doing Royale Business Club, I like using their products for a long list of reasons but to cut it short because it has a world class quality and it’s made in the Philippines.
The Royale Beauty Lipstick has two kinds to choose from the Frosted (lustrous and shimmering) and Satin (satin-smooth and rich-color). I can’t help but compare the Royale Beauty Lipstick to other lipsticks I have (believe me, I have loads of them,hehehehehe) I’ve tried almost all high quality, very expensive and cheap brands of lipsticks like MAC, Maybelline, Everbilena, Fashion 21, Natasha etc. Some of the lipsticks I’ve tried leaves my lips dry and choppy.
Royale Beauty Lipstick moisturizes my lips and i love the exciting set of colors it has. It does not leave my lips dry and choppy. It also allows the natural lines of my lips to come out unlike other brands of lipstick it makes your lips look like buffed. This Royale Beauty Lipstick will show the natural beauty of our lips and it’s natural luscious lines. I have PINK CHAMPAGNE (love it’s sweet pink tone), CORAL CRAZE (natural brownish look), and NUDE ZIRCON (looks nude in my lips especially to girls with dark complexion)
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A cousin from Cebu gave me this lipstick and I super love it. My cousin calls it her kissing lipstick (hehehehehe) it’s the Smooch Proof Lipstick from N.Y.C. Cosmetics. Whatever you drink or eat it still stays on and looks good.
N.Y.C. Cosmetics Smooch Proof lipstick is the very first lipstick I tried that really live up to it’s name SMOOCH PROOF. It’s stays on all day and night. Plus, it does not leave my lips dry and cracking. It stays moisturized. Putting it on is a two step easy procedure. First put on the conditioning color and let it dry for about a minute then top it off with the gloss.
N.Y.C. Cosmetics Smooch Proof lipstick comes with a dynamic shades
Sadly, it’s not available here in the Philippines but you can order it online. HERE.
My Maybelline Pulse Perfection Waterproof Vibrating Mascarra is my new favorite mascara. Now you ask Vibrating?, YES!! the stick vibrates once you push the button. And why is that? so that the mascarra will be evenly distributed and will not make lumps on the lashes and will imitate the strokes of a professional make up artist. The result, a perfectly even coated lashes just like professionals do.
The Maybelline Pulse Perfection Waterproof Vibrating Mascarra was weird to use at first but eventually I got used to it and saw the difference it made on my lashes. It is very easy to use and it makes my lashes spread thus making it looked bolder and longer.Plus I don’t need to put a lot of mascara because it coats the lashes evenly in a bliss. Definitely a good find and a good quality product worthy to be inside my kikay “make-up” kit. Now I don’t need to put in two coats of mascara unlike before I used to put in white mascara for boldness and length then the black one to coat the lashes evenly. Now there’s only one Maybelline Pulse Perfection waterprof and vibrating mascara.
Last Holiday season my best friend, Sharirose got me the MAC Tartan Tale Eyeshadow Palette. I love the color combination of the Eyeshadow Palette I chose because I can use it on a daily basis and also during night outs when I do my smokey eyes make-up.
I like the checkered style design of the palette. A small amount can go a very long way and it stays on your eyelids all day. It also comes with a brush that I love. Usually the brushes they put on eyeshadow palettes is not that good quality and is very stiff. MAC Eyeshadow Palette’s free brush is not super soft put not too stiff either it’s just right texture perfect in putting on the eyeshadow.
Eyeshadow Palette’s color combinations are yellowish, gold, and brown with matte black silver and white for highlights. My favorite combinations are silver with brown for daily use and silver black for night outs. I also like using one color sometimes i love the yellowish color.
The MAC Eyeshadow palette is very handy also perfect for travelling and it fits my kikay kit perfectly.
I’ve been using Maybelline Mineral Blush Soft Mauve and it works perfectly for me. My mom gave me a Victoria Secret Cheek Tint one day and I tried it. I got curious at first because it looked like a mini stick deodorant. It has a sleek and unique design. Like a stick deodorant you turn the roll and out comes the red stick.
I applied it at the apples of my cheeks and find the tint natural looking. It gives my cheeks a rosy natural look. The tint is oil base and it gives a shiny glossy appearance. I like experimenting and trying out new make-up. This Victoria Secret Cheek Tint will definitely stay inside my make up kit.
Tony Moly Eyeliner is one of my newest addition to my make up collection. I like my eyeliners black to have the illusion of a smaller eyes. I’ve been using liquid eyeliner and I find it time consuming and once I make a mistake it’s very hard to undo it. And I need a lot of practice to perfect the application.
A friend recently had a trip to Korea and offered me a Tony Moly Eyeliner. I decided to give it a try since my liquid eyeliner already expired and dried up. I like the Tony Moly Eyeliner because it has a gel type texture and it comes with a mini brush. I only need a very small amount and it’s good already.
All I do is deep my mini brush lightly and remove the excess gel. I follow the contour of my lash line and I draw a thin line. Then I add another layer of eyeliner at the outer part of my eyelids so that it will appear darker. Tony Moly Eyeliner is a keeper for me I love the dark black line it makes and somedays all I need is to put my eyeliner, blush and lipstick and I’m already good to go.
How about you? what eyeliner do you use?
I recently had my second visit at Davao TLC Shop Fab Finds with fashion and beauty bloggers Brendel Balaga, Ria Jose and Dulce Lada. From my previous visit I bought Skin Food Peach Sake BB Cream and Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Serum. I saw that Skin Food Peach Sake has a Concealer and I decided to buy it and give it a try.
I love my MAC Concealer Studio Finish NC30. I’ve been using it since, forever. hehehehe It’s cream base. You don’t need to put a lot. It’s like an eraser once I put and spread it in my face my blemishes fades away like it wasn’t there. And it fits my skin tone perfectly.
I gave the Skin Food Peach Sake Concealer #1 a try. It didn’t quit cover my blemishes because it’s texture is very light. Unlike my MAC concealer one little wipe and wala! dark spots and blemishes gone. For now, I’ll stick with my MAC Concealer. Of course the result varies in skin type, skin tone and condition of your skin. This is just base on my own experience and judgement.
How about you? What concealer are you using? I wanna know all about it.
My shopping and beauty soul sisters, Ria Jose and Brendel Balaga brought me to this little cool place named Davao TLC shop. This little cool shop is selling BB CREAMS and make-ups from Korea. They suggested I try SKIN FOOD BB CREAM which Ria is also using her take on the SKIN FOOD BB CREAM HERE.
I’m a BB CREAM user already and I have tried MAYBELLINE BB CREAM and 3W BB CREAM. It’s time to move on to the next best BB CREAM according to Brendel Balaga, and so I did. I’ve used it for two days and I’m super loving it. The difference of SKIN FOOD PEACH BB CREAM with SPF 20 among the other BB creams I used is it’s sweet scent and it’s also has a much lighter feel on the skin.
Yes the SPF is lower than my Maybelling BB cream’s SPF 26 but I’m not always exposed to the sun. My work is indoors so it’s totally fine for me.
SKIN FOOD PEACH SAKE PORE BB CREAM spf 20 RATING is 9 out of 10
As a user I answered the three (3) page survey very easily. And after that I forgot all about it.
Until the other week when I got a package from air 21 with a new MAYBELLINE BB CREAM in it. I was really happy because my MAYBELLINE BB CREAM is almost empty.
It’s a really superb product. And very cheap for a good quality 8 in 1 product.
I’ve been using it for about 3 months now and up to now it’s not empty yet.
So, what are you waiting for ladies grab your MAYBELLINE BB CREAM now.
You can find it at any Watsons store, SM Department stores (cosmetics section) and recently I found it at the ROBINSONS SUPERMARKET at the cosmetics sections also.
The URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-on eye pencil ZERO is a must have for all ladies. Especially during days you don’t want to put a lot of make up on. A quick splash of blush on and a glide of this awesome product plus lip gloss and your done.
I love this product because I have been searching for a good BLACK EYELINER that with a slight glide it will already appear dark. I’ve used and tried a lot of different eyeliners already and URBAN DECAY ZERO is the best among them all. One quick and light glide and wala! bold dark black line that will make my eyes appear smaller.
This is one of my favorite make-up product. And my first try of URBAN DECAY. And now I wonder how about their other product. hmmmmmmm have you tried other URBAN DECAY product?
I was recently given a MAC Lipliner and it is just now that I realize the magic it brings to your lips. I know of Lipliners existence and I have one but it’s color do not fit me well. With my new MAC Lipliner Chicory the color blends in to my lips as if I’m not wearing any lipstick or lipliner. I love the illusion it gives of a pouty lips.
Compared to my last Lipliner MAC Lipliner is perfect because one light stroke and wala!!! perfect line. It is just like a color pencil and I’m drawing an outline on my lips.
MAC Lipliner Chicory has a brownish reddish color reflect and it’s just perfect for my fair complexion.
Now, my everyday look is not complete with out putting on MAC Lipliner Chicory first before putting my MAC lipstick.
Grab your Lipliner ladies and show your seductive pouty lips look.
My best friends cousin, Mercy Dichosa who is base in Chicago recently went home and had a 3 weeks vacation. We instantly clicked an share a lot of laughs, drinks, and a little dance moves. We talked about make-up of course because we women do that (hehehehe). Hey girl, what brand of make-up you use, I love that color on you, Oh oh you better try this one- things like that. I dugged into ate Mercy’s make-up bag and found a lot of neat make-up stuff. She also have a lot of MAC products, what captured my eyes was her MAC Smokey Eyeshadow Palette.
Occasionally, I love to do a smokey eyes look specially during friday or saturday night out. Her MAC Smokey Eyeshadow Palette is just perfect for that. Aside from the compact, sleek, and antique design i really dig the color combinations it have. Everything I need for everyday make-up with earth and brownish tones down to the smokey grayish and black tones it is all here.
Mercy saw my enthusiasm when i saw her MAC Smokey Eyeshadow Palette and she promised she will give it to me and she DID!!! wiiiii!!!! thank you thank you ate Mercy for the MAC Smokey Eyeshadow Palette I love it and I’m using it everyday since you left. She said it’s a limited edition palette again, thank you ate Mercy mwah!!
I love my new FANNY SERRANO mini BRUSH SET. It’s very handy and comes with a travel bag that will perfectly fit any bag. It is the ultimate brush collection made from the finest fibers preferred by professional make-up artist. It has all the basic brush we use for our daily make-up. It’s perfect for travelling.
FANNY SERRANO MINI BRUSH SET INCLUDES:
Press powder Brush
Wide tip Eyeshadow Brush
You can buy this FANNY SERRANO MINI BRUSH SET at any NATASHA dealers for only P950 pesos. Honestly, I was apprehensive for the quality of the brush at first because it’s very affordable. But when i started using it I realized that it is true to it’s word that it is made of the finest fibers. My skin is easily irritated by hard fibered brush but with this brush set my make-up found it’s new mini brush partners. You should have one also.
My BODY SHOP BLUSH BRUSH has been my make-up buddy for almost 4 years now. It never lets me down. I can use it for various purposes.
Here are the reasons why I LOVE my BODY SHOP BLUSH BRUSH:
- Extremely SOFT bristles
- I use it to put BLUSH ON
- I also use it to put my MAYBELLINE MINERAL FOUNDATION
- I also use it to put my MAC BRONZER
- I also use it to clean my face with my PONDS FACIAL WASH at the same time clean the brush also
- No tangles
- No odd odor
- Very Flexible
- Has a round-shaped head which makes blending easily
Yes, it’s a little pricey but hey any known MAKE-UP ARTIST will always tell you INVEST on a GOOD QUALITY BRUSH. I can vouch for it’s superb quality, it won’t last this long (4 years) if it’s not.
I clean my BODY SHOP BLUSH BRUSH by using it to spread my PONDS FACIAL WASH while washing my face. In doing this I feel like I’m having my FACIAL right inside my comfort room. Plus, I’m heating two birds in one stone I clean my face and my brush at the same time. This trick was taught to me by my sister KAYE GARCIA.
BODY SHOP BLUSH BRUSH rating a perfect 10.
So buy your BODY SHOP RETRACTABLE BLUSH BRUSH. HERE or at SM CITY DAVAO.
FANNY SERRANO TRUE LIGHT is a very innovative product by the make up guru FANNY. This LIQUID LIPSTICK, true to it’s name TRUE LIGHT has two LED LIGHTS that will automatically turn on once you open the LIPSTICK case.
And not just that it also comes with small MIRROR. LIGHT & MIRROR are the two essential things every lady needs when retouching her LIPSTICK whether she is in a restaurant, ladies room or evening party. Now we have everything we need in a compact and handy designed product.
The illuminating cap is designed to be used in dim light places while the attached mirror makes retouching a breeze. This LIQUID LIPSTICK gives your lips a layer of color and glossy shine.
You can choose from the 8 shades TRUE LIGHT have.
This LIQUID LIPSTICK is a wise buy and every KIKAY must have their very own FANNY SERRANO TRUE LIGHT.
For a very affordable price of P320 you can buy FANNY SERRANO TRUE LIGHT in any NATASHA distributor outlets.
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