Anne Curtis for L'oreal Paris Hair Care

>> Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Anne Curtis will now follow the footsteps of Hollywood Stars like Laetitia Casta, Eva Longoria, Doutzen Kroes and Claudia Schiffer as the newest face of L'oreal Paris, Total Reparir 5 Cement Ceramide.

This once teeny-bopper girl has transformed in front of our TV sets and movie screen into a beautiful and sophisticated young lady. Daring the chaos that is show business, Anne Curtis, has risen above it as the brighest star that many young women adore.

Anne Curtis has graced many tv shows, movies and magazine covers and one wonders how she keeps her locks strong and healthy all these years.

It is not surprising to know that L'oreal Paris' latest offering in Hair Care is the one showering the crowning glory of this style maven. L'oreal Paris has been caring for the hair of many beautiful celebrities all over the world. Now, a Filipina is the face of the popular choice of hair care system in the country.

Total Repair 5 Ceramide Cement

The expert care for Damaged Hair

5 problems, 1 solution.

If you experience hair fall, hair dullness, dry and rough hair and split ends, Total Repair 5 is the best hair care products for you.

Damaged hair has lost natural hair cement, Ceramide, which keeps it strong and healthy.

The new TOTAL REPAIR 5 with repairing formula contains CEMENT-CERAMIDE that works similarly to natural Ceramide by:

1. Filling in cracks for strengthened and resilient hair
2. Sealing hair scales for replenished moisture to ensure ultra-smooth touch and ultra-shiny hair surface.

What's not to love about this product? Not only is it endorsed by a Filipina who shares most experiences as we do but the products addresses all our hair problems.

Suggested Retail Price:
Shampoo 180ml - Php 139.00
Shampoo 375ml - Php 270.00
Conditioner 180ml - Php 165.00
Mask 200ml - Php 250.00
Night Essence 150ml - Php 355.00
Daily Rinse Out Treatment 240g - Php 240.00

L'oreal Paris Total Repair 5 is available at your favorite department stores, grocery, beauty stores and malls nationwide.


MBB Recommends: Garnier Light Complete (Multi-Action Whitening Cream)

Anti-dark spots
Anti-acne marks

6 hours Shine Free Lock

UVA/UVB filters

dermatologically tested

There are a lot of things that stops us from achieving a fairer and clearer skin, dead skin cells that still stays on the surface of our skin, dark pimple marks and oily glands.

Now, there is one product that addresses that exactly and actually gives us more. Garnier Skin Naturals has created a product that answer many of our dilemmas. Complete your skin care regimen with Garnier Light Complete and relieve yourself from dull skin, dark spots, acne marks and oil. The all-in-one skin care that you will ever need this summer.

The zesty pure indregients of Salicylic Acid and Pure Lemon Essence creates this magic in a tube of a product. The Salicylic Acid with its anti-bacterial properties, traps in oil for a shine-free look. The Pure Lemon Essence acts as a natural exfoliator and renews skin to its original luster.

Achieve a fairer, whiter skin with this multi-action whitening cream.


Korea's No. 1 BB Cream is now in the Philippines!!

>> Monday, May 24, 2010

MBB is not a true blue beauty blog if it does not recognize the wonders of Blemish Balm/Base Cream or more popularly known as BB Cream.

Imagine a product that is makeup and skin care in one nifty tube. BB cream is indeed your answer for the many beauty troubles that has been haunting you for the longest time. What's best is that you can use it immediately even after your dermatological treatments. BB cream was used by dermatologist to heal scars from dermatological procedures but are now used widely by every beauty enthusiast in Korea.

Now that Dr. Jart is here in the Philippines, there is no reason why this revolutionary product would sit too long on the counters of Mercury Drugstores. Every women (and even men, too) could benefit having this No. 1 BB Cream in their stash!

Dr. Jart Healing BB Cream Black Label

Korea's most raved about product amongst the line of BB Cream under Dr. Jart Skin Care, it has the necessary ingredients that would make your skin sing. With Chamomile to soothe away skin's dullness and alatoin to revive that healthy glow with its moisturizing properties, you face would definitely be at its best. Lessen the use of other cosmetics (especially if you are undergoing facial treatments), for the coverage is good enough to conceal dark spots and blemishes.

SRP: Php1940.00 - 50ml / Php845.00 - 15ml

Dr Jart Most Moist Water Fuse BB Cream Green Label is the answer to this skin-drying weather. With rich ingredients that locks in moisture, your skin will look dewy and glowy but with the glossiness. It also controls sebum production and has protection from harmful environmental factors. A definite must-have this season.

SRP: Php1975.00 - 50 ml

Dr. Jart Rejuvinating BB Cream Silver Label effectively covers all blemishes and dries to a matte finish. With its brightening properties, your skin will surely look brand new. What's great is that it control excessive oil production and botanical extracts to heal the skin from inside out.

SRP: Php1780.00 - 50 ml

Dr. Jart Premium BB Cream Gold Label has anti-aging properties that will enhance skin elasticity and skin texture. The UVA and UVB filtering properties also ensure that your skin is protected from the harmful rays of the sun. The high coverage conceals blemishes while maintaining the natural look and glow as it keeps it moisturize.

SRP: Php3,160.00

Choose among the available variants of Dr. Jart's BB Cream that would best suit your skin. No worries for the skin tones since all BB Creams have been tested to match many Filipina skintones.

Dr. Jart BB Creams are initially availbale at selected outlets of Metro Manila.


9X More Volume!

>> Sunday, May 23, 2010

That's the promise of Maybelline Magnum Volum' Express Mascara.

Reformulated to suit the lashes of Asian beauties, Maybelline brings the result that would change the makeup routine of every Filipina this summer. Less to no clumping, easy to swipe brush that gets to every nook and cranny of your lashes. Get out and have fun without the worry of smudging and running. Enjoy the summer breeze and nights with this amazing product.

Amazingly, this cost only P429.
Available in all your major department stores and malls nationwide.


Help Fight Cervical Cancer, Get Screened and Vaccinated!

May is the Cervical Cancer of the Month

As much as we love makeup and all those other beauty stuff, it is our reproductive system should have the same attention we give our pretty face.

Did you know that there are 12 Filipino women that dies of cervical cancer?
With our culture wherein the birds and the bees are still taboo, its no wonder that many are suffering this disease probably without them knowing.

For the past year, advocacy of widening the knowledge and the net as to which this information should be disseminated, Cervical Cancer is getting its scare from a lot of institutions. You can't fear what you know after all. And to this, I do agree that knowledge is power.

On May 26, Department of Health, along with the Philippines Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of the Philippines (SGOP), the Philippine Society for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy, the Cancer Resource and Wellness (Carewell) Community, and Merck Sharp & Dohme, is set to undertake free nationwide cervical cancer screening for women ages 25 to 44.

Get screened and vaccinated.

For more information, visit


Blogger Event: Promod Style It Out For Me "Je Ne Sais Quoi"

>> Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Who would have thought a plain silly girl like me would have some style sense? Well, it wasn't a one-woman theme because Teeyah was there to help me out. Our labor of love or should I say, the outfits we want to wear if we were as tall as those French women, won us the Promod Style Challenge.

During the event, we got to have a fun time with fellow bloggers that we usually see on beauty and fashion events. It was fun seeing Lace, Tere, Bambi, Earth, Lauren, Geolette and Nikki. The stylists Jo, Alex, Shanna, Arnie was also present for the event. Support from fellow bloggers like Azrael, Earth, Leira and Lauren's BF was truly appreciated. Too bad that Bianca, one of the blogger contestant wasn't there to join the festivities.

Teeyah and I already conceded to just take home the loot bags for those who joined. Win or lose, we had an experience that is unforgettable. After all, we didn't really have the proper skills and knowledge when it comes to fashion except for what we think exuded our personalities and needs the best. We were just out to have fun. (Cue Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun song)

So, there we were like two giddy children having the time of our lives as we look at the mannequin wearing the clothes we created. My heart skipped a beat seeing my site on a 32 inch flat screen TV for everyone to see in Megamall Atrium. It was already a winning moment for me having been a contestant and my site displayed like that.

But when our names were called as one of the winners of the Promod, Style it Out For Me Je ne sais quoi Challenge made me (followed by Tara) jumped for joy. Yes, I was hopping. Gone was my poise and it felt like I was being called on stage on Wowoweee or even won the lottery. That's how surprised we were. We really didn't expect it. up to this day, we don't know what we did right for the judges to like our work.

The second floor Megamall Atrium transformed to a what seems like a Hollywood set of a French Cafe.


Watsons Grapebella (Nourish your skin...)

>> Monday, May 10, 2010

Do you remember those days that our local market doesn't have the fruity and citrus-y scents in body care? That we are reduced to waiting for balikbayan boxes for these types of scents and let's not mention how much it costs in PX Stores? Now, Philippines boasts of wonderful local products that are easily available to us.

Watsons has been a household name for health and beauty products. I love that everything is in there and that there are wide range of products available. And if I want to save and yet not sacrifice quality, there's the Watsons brand.

The Watsons GrapeBella product range is the latest innovation from Watsons, which provides a total solution for perfect skin. Truly, it is the new secret to a more youthful beauty.

It has been proven by scientific researches that grapes have antioxidant benefits to provide nourishment to the skin to keep it soft and smooth.

Specially formulated with the natural extracts of grapes from Europe as its basic ingredients, combined with a selection of other active properties and special features for different products, the Watsons GrapeBella range is recognized for its deep moisturizing, repairing & softening effects to provide a healthy look for you.

It is also rich in vitamins and minerals, providing nourishment to all skin- all at a price that can enable you to enjoy the luxury of grapes daily.

Watsons GrapeBella Softening Body Lotion
This GrapeBella Body Lotion contains Grape Seed Oil, which combined with the Wine Extract made from the fermentation of Grape Juice, softens and moisturises your skin to help prevent the signs of aging. Your skin will feel silky soft and smooth to touch after use.
200ml = PhP 119.00

Watsons GrapeBella Revitalizing Shower Gel
With grape extract and grape seed oil which helps maintain skin‘s moisture balance while gently cleansing and conditioning the skin to leave it feeling soft, smooth and supple.
200ml = PhP 159.00
500ml = PhP 259.00

Watsons GrapeBella Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream

This GrapeBella Hand & Nail Cream contains Grape Seed Oil, which combined with the Wine Extract made from the fermentation of Grape Juice, deeply moisturizes your skin to help prevent the signs of aging. Infused with Keratin which helps keep your nails strong and healthy. With daily use, your hands & nails will look and feel soft, smooth and healthy.
75ml = PhP 69.00

Watsons GrapeBella Moisturizing Shower Cream
With grape extract and grape seed oil which helps
maintain skin‘s moisture balance while gently cleansing and conditioning the skin to leave it feeling soft, smooth and supple.
200ml = Php 159.00
500ml = PhP 259.00

Watsons GrapeBella Lip Treatment Lip Balm
This GrapeBella Lip Balm contains Grape Seed Oil, Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil to help lock in moisture and keep your lips soft and hydrated.
9g = PhP 89.00

So feed your skin with the goodness that grapes can offer only through Watsons GrapeBella.
Watsons Grapebella is available exclusively at Beauty by SM and Watsons Stores.

*Information provided by PR.


DKNY Delicious Candy Apples

DKNY Candy Apples

Creating a candy apple is about pairing the sweetness of candy with a juicy, ripe apple. You bite into a delicious candy shell, only to be greeted with the fresh crunch of a sweet apple center. DKNY has perfected this pairing and made three new candy apple fragrances. Using the very best ingredients and juiciest notes – each fragrance is sure to satisfy the sweet tooth in you! The Candy Apples fragrance flavors include Sweet Caramel, Ripe Raspberry and Juicy Berry.

Ripe Rasberry
Ripe luscious raspberries trickle a sweet glaze over crisp crunchy apples and effervescent lime. Their yummy juices are cushioned by fluffy peonies and sweet lilies before bursting with fragrant fizziness from a delicious cola accord. Simply red, simply yummy.

Sweet Caramel
A whimsical candied fusion drizzles with luscious fruits, delicious flowers and mouth watering edibles. Tantalizing candy apple & pear tease you with temptation. A soft kiss of marshmallow is pure comfort. Decadent jasmine petals flirt with delicate muguet while velvety violet leaves add sparkle with an edge of green freshness. The fluid charm of creamy caramel is addictive as it liquefies with whipped vanilla. Satiate your sweet tooth with its playful seduction.


Each Delicious Candy Apple fragrance is packaged in the iconic Be Delicious apple, colored by flavor with an old-fashioned stick emblazoned with the DKNY logo jutting out of the top. The limited edition Delicious Candy Apples Collection is the latest entry into the best-selling DKNY family of his and her fragrances. Available in Rustans Department Stores in May 2010, Delicious Candy Apples will have a SRP of PHP 3000 (50 ml).

Founded in 1989, DKNY was created by Donna Karan to be the streetside of her luxe Collection. At DKNY, the clothes are friendly, the fashion fast, and the attitude sharp. Like all DKNY Delicious scents, the Candy Apple Collection is like the city and brand that inspired it -- ripe for love, life and adventure.


Chase the Sun: The Neutrogena Run - Register now!

>> Sunday, May 9, 2010

Neutrogena, one of my favorite skin care brand of suncreen, is holding their first running event on May 16, 2010. All genders are encouraged to join!!

There will be 3K, 5K, 10K and 15K races. You may register at any of the following stores:.O.X. Bonifacio High Street , Planet Sports Trinoma, New Balance Glorietta and Shangri-la Mall and Athlete’s Foot Alabang Town Center, until May 12.

Registration fees are P400.00 for the 3k, P550.00 for the 5k, P600.00 for the 10k, and P650.00 for the 15k.

Armed with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ and Waterlight Lotion SPF 50+ PA+++, runners will finally get the chance to run under the summer sun with maximum sun protection.

Filipino running icon, Coach Rio, and his team have taken the Chase the Sun Run to exciting new heights. Aside from the timer chip that every runner will receive, participants can look forward to new and exciting race routes.

In addition to the Chase the Sun singlet, runners will receive a filled-to-the-brim Johnson & Johnson lootbag and an awesome finishers’ shirt made exclusively by Team Manila. Cash prizes also await the winners of each distance from the male and female categories. For an added treat, there will be numerous fun activities and games for the whole family sponsored by participating Johnson & Johnson brands: Carefree, Modess, Listerine, Johnson’s Body Care, and of course, Neutrogena.

For more details, visit or call 703-1736.

I won't be running but I'll definitely take pictures of those who will be... So, see you there!!

much love,

P.S. Thanks to Pat Oh of Strategic Edge for this head's up!!


Paul & Joe Mother and Daughter Beauty Blowout

Enjoy a day of beauty the two of you will never forget!
Get special discount, gifts and sweet treats!

May 9, 2010, 4 P.M.
Paul & Joe Beaute Center
1st Level, Rustan's Makati

RSVP required


Manila Beauty Blog Contest!

>> Wednesday, May 5, 2010

In lieu of this new blog, I'm holding a contest to thank the readers who'll become a follower of this blog. :)

Please go to Shen's Addiction to know the mechanics. :)

Thank you and I hope you'll give MBB the same bloglovin' you give to all other beauty blogs out there. :)

much love,


Diesel's Only The Brave, The New Frangrance for Men

Diesel couldn't have picked better partner for their Only The Brave scent for men than Iron Man himself.

The said superhero embodies confidence, spunk, and courage that all men should have.
Diesel Only The Brave is much the same way.

You will love the fresh lemony musk fragrance of this perfume on your men.

Only The Brave is named after Renzo Rosso's foundation and the bottle is shaped with his fist. Renzo Rosso is Diesel's President.

Cool, huh!

You know what is cooler?
Common, legendary Hip-hop/RnB artist and Grammy Winner is the newest face of Only The Brave.

In partnership with Iron Man 2, every purchase of Only The Brave will get you a copy of Iron Man comic exclusive only to this fragrance. Collectors should have this in their stash


L'oreal Professionnel Spring Summer Collection: Travel Journal

Oh to travel around the world... now wouldn't that be a treat?

Move from inspiration to reality with the 2010 L'oreal Professionnel Spring Summer Collection...

Travel Journal mixes subtle colors with comfortable, wearable yet sophisticated hairstyles. Blondes, browns and soft reds make for relaxed, yet stunning shades for the season, while gentle curls add refinement to ladies who wish to explore the world.

Here are six looks from the Travel Journal that surely Filipinas will love:

Inspired by the rose-colored walls of the place popularly known as the Red City, the Asian Collection uses the shade Light Golden Blonde (Majirel 8.3) to complement the personality of the stunning trailblazer.

Inspired by the rich culture of Thailand , this Asian Collection look emphasizes that sophistication entails absolute color and absolute care. This is achieved with Golden Blonde (Majirel 7.3), a shade that complements the Asian skin.

Inspired by the many islands of one of the first great civilizations, the Asian Collection look adds volume at the top for a longer facial shape, and uses on eof the best-selling shades for Asia:
Light Glden Mahogany Brown (Majirel 5.35). With a low-lighting techniqe (the opposite of high-lights), dimension is created for more sophistication and personality.

Inspired by the rustic ilderness of Madgascar, this Asian Collection look uses a permanent color treatment for vibrant reflects. The sade Ash Blonde (Majirel 7.1), combined with high-light Blonde (Majiblond 900S), gives the hair dimension that is fitting to the adventurous traveller.

Inspired by the beaches of Bali, the relazed Asian Collection look uses Soft Colour Gloss Treatment for great shine, and subtle color. Its shade, Soft Amber Blonde (Hi.Richesse 8.31), is perfect for adding hints of color, without being too loud.

Inspired by modern China, the Asian Colelction look has very subtle color thanks to Gloss Treatment for brilliant shine, and delicate color without the use ammonia. The shade used, Burgunday Red (Richesse 4.26, is reflective of the strength and power of China, while its refinement hints at the country's urbane lifestyle.

To achieve any of these looks, ask your salon for these products:

Absolute Color.
Majirel is a superior type of oxidation color cream which offers a double recharge system through Ionene G. The first of its kind to incorpoorate the Incell Technology, Majirel offers more than just color change. With Majirel, hair receives absolute care and absolute color.

Gloss treatment. Glistening Shine. Rich Reflects.
Through its unique Lumi-rich and Color-rich System paired with the Ionene G technology, Diacolor Richesse gently enhances your natural hair color giving it a brilliant long-lasting shine with ammonia-free reflects. This gloss treatment leaves even the most sensitized hair in superb condition.

Soft Colors. Gloss treatment. Visible Reflects.
Hi.Richesse offers soft color gloss treatment through its Ammmonia-free Color0rich System combined with the advanced Ionene G Lightening Booster Technology. Hi.Richesse gives your hair express color and shine.

Air Fix
Definition sprays and gels for high-powered hold, extra body and luscious volume! Extra strong fixing spray with long-lasting hold and quick-dry finish. Crystal Gloss
For instant shine everyday! Crystal Gloss is a greaseless, hassle-free way of finishing your hairstyle in brilliant shine. With this easy-to-carry product, your hair is enveloped with an ultra-fine mist for a high resolution shine in just 5 seconds.

Full Volume
Definition sprays and gels for high-powered hold, extra body and luscious volume! Blow-dry mousse with the extra0strong hold for big , voluminious styling.

Play Ball Texture Tonic
Seriously Fun Styling! Spray on to towel-dry hair before blow-drying to enhance volume or to shoe off your curls. It has a flecible hold and won't make your hair feel stiff.

When I'm out vacationing with my friends, I see to it that I leave the person in me that I know can hinder me from enjoying the new sights. I let the character that yearns to explore wonderful sights run free. I feel the same way when I color my hair... the more adventurous, the better. See for yourself here.

But I know many of you are still quite unsure whether to color your hair too brown, too blond or too red... Thankfully though, the S/S Collection of L'oreal Professionnel Hair Color knows what Filipinas prefer. The said collection boasts a change that are very welcome to us. Curls and subtle waves are in for the season and who wouldn't want that in their locks. The colors are soft and caring to the hair... that really makes me want to color my hair again. :)

Contact your favorite salon and inquire about L'oreal Professionnel's Summer Spring Collection.

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