Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Affordable Beauty Products from BEAUTY MNL + Face Masks Overload!

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I want to share the stuff that I got from Beauty MNL ( that are all for less than 1000 pesos. Beauty MNL is my go-to site when it comes to beauty products because not only does it make it more convenient for me to shop but they also have the first dibs on make-up products or releases! plus they give freebies on every order too. what an awesome deal, right? :)

Photos are from Beauty MNL's website

My favorite part of the site would be the "Bloom the Magazine" section. I love reading their articles because it's really helpful when you're in need of some skincare or make-up research. Whenever I want to try out new products, I check out their website to see what's hot and worth-trying.  It saves me a lot of money too because I get to buy only the ones I need. Well, except if I got extra money to spare for a haul. ;) 

Now lets get on to the stuff that I got. I'm suprised that all are really affordable and worth every cent!

Sheet masks and Eye Mask from Dewy Tree and My Scheming. All were included in their must-try masks article so I didn't let the chance pass by and got these asap! (everything's below 100 pesos each. such a steal!)

The ever-famous and well-loved Leaders face masks! I got 5 actually but was so excited to use one when I got the package. hehe ;) These are really good! and would you believe its only for 75 pesos each? Definitely worth it :)

I was in need of an eye cream but didn't want to send much. Then I saw this one from Avalon organics which was on top of the list. Not only does it have good reviews but it was also really affordable. for only 690 pesos and it's organic? Yes please!

Here's a swatch if you're curious! :)

Since lip tints are so in right now and I'm really into this trend,  I checked out some local brands and stumbled upon this Lip and Cheek Stain Alive from Skin Genie. I couldn't believe that this was only for 80 pesos and a Nude shade? It was my first time to see one so I got it immediately. I also checked their IG account and this was one of their best sellers! I love their lip tints and can't wait to share a review video about it soon!

Overall, My experience with BEAUTY MNL was great! I can buy beauty products without any hassle plus they have free shipping for orders 1500 pesos + :D
So if you're like me who doesn't want to brave the traffic for the Christmas Rush and wait in line for hours, check out their website as they currently have great deals for Christmas gift sets. 
Sign-up now and let the make-up shopping begin! ;)

Thank you again BEAUTY MNL. <3
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cathy Doll Philippines - Youtube Videos & Review

Hi Guys!!! I finally got to upload my videos on youtube. Our internet connection wasn't that good these past few days hence the late upload. huhu. but anyway, please do check out my youtube channel and feel free to subscribe! I will be posting my cathy doll blog post this weekend. so stay tuned! :)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Review: Olay Regenerist Night Ritual

Stunning Youthful Skin in just 5 days? Why not! Ever since I got my hands on this miracle duo, I couldn't contain my excitement on how promising it will be.

In 2012, Olay had a first-of-a-kind clinical research which was the Multi-Decade and Ethnicity study (MDE). They studied and analyzed almost 20,000 unique genes which revealed the breakthrough insights of skin aging.

Olay Regenerist from Sample Room

As per their research, During the day, skin is pre-occupied with fighting stressors such as UV rays and pollution. During the Night  when these stressors are taken away, Skin's DNA repair increases, making Night the golden time for Skin Repair. Olay's MDE Study discovered that this repair decreases as we go. Consequently, aging skin requires a Boost in Skin Renewal at Night. 

The first night I tried the Olay Regenerist Miracle boost Youth Pre-essence and Micro-sculpting Cream , it immediately did wonders on my face. After cleansing and applying my favorite olay toner (Pore Minimizing) I applied the Miracle Boost essence. It has a Sheer light texture that was easily absorbed by my skin. I love how it made my face so smooth plus it smells so good too! With it's Skin Energy Complex, it will really make your skin look energized, healthy-looking and even more younger. Last was the Micro-sculpting cream and with it's name I really got curious on the sculpting part. This moisturizer was definitely one of my favorites because it kept my face moisturized and glowing. Olay said that this formula with Amino-peptide complex helps renew skin's surface and Hydra-Firming Complex to retain the skin's youthful look.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New at Zenutrients Aloe & Calendula Head to Toe Cream and Nourishing Olive Face Cream

Zenutrients is one of my favorite organic brands as they sell effective but affordable products. Thanks to Sample room for sending these creams over. <3
These are perfect for girls with dry skin like me. I love how soft the products feel on the face and body. Plus it smells so good too! Roadtesting these for a week now and I'll let you guys know my thoughts and in-depth review about it soon!

 For now, check out for the customer reviews or maybe they might restock too! 
You may also check the Zenutrients website or instagram if you want to order. :)

Product Review: Belo Sunexpert Tinted Suscreen

As part of its continuous innovation in creating expertly formulated sun care products, the Belo Authority proudly introduces one of the first tinted sunscreens in the country, the new Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen.  It offers the superior sun protection you need with the perfect skin coverage you desire. 

Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen is rated SPF50 and PA++++ for broad spectrum protection against harmful UV rays.  Its light tint benefits from Tone Adapt Technology that evens out your skin tone and conceals fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.  And it has Cell Protect defends against premature skin aging. 

The Belo tinted sunscreen was my summer bestfriend. It's perfect for ladies who don't like wearing that much make-up when going to the beach or any vacation trip. I love this product so much and it's a staple on my kit. This also works great for everyday use as the high SPF can protect you daily.

 Before applying the tinted sunscreen 

After Applying the Belo Tinted Sunscreen (Lakas Maka-Fresh! :)

I Want to Become Sample Room's next Beauty Insider

3 years ago (March 2013), I was so excited and eager to join Sample Room's Bloggers Circle. Fortunately they gave me the chance to be with them on this wonderful journey.
I have so many nice things to say about Sample Room because they really let me be myself out there in the beauty industry. I experienced so many opportunities that I didn't even see coming. I enjoyed every bit of our dinners, outings, and beauty events. What I love most is their company because they've always been so welcoming and kind. It's like we're just friends hanging out and talking endlessly about make-up. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Penshoppe x Sandara Park

Well-loved all over Asia, especially by Filipinos, Sandara Park is frontlining the Spring-Summer 2016 campaign of international fashion brand, Penshoppe.
 It was a work day when I checked my mail inbox and saw an email from Krissy. I was speechless and couldn't believe I'll be meeting The Sandara Park! I've been a fan ever since her SCQ days and krung krung moments on tv!!! ahhh I've never been so excited to meet an International artist / Kpop Superstar. <3

 Dara with Host Chino

Dara with Penshoppe's Brand Director, Jeff Bascon 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Knorr #LoveAtFirstTaste

See what happens when strangers, matched only by flavor, meet for a surprisingly intimate first date
in the new global campaign ‘Love At First Taste’

Can flavor tell us more about ourselves than we think? Moreover, can people be matched based on their flavor profiles? As experts in flavor, Knorr has discovered how our favorite flavors might mean so much more than previously thought, particularly when it comes to finding love.

The research behind this new campaign spoke to 12,000 people in 12 different countries, on the ground breaking role flavors play in our lives. With 83% of responders claiming to be more attracted to people who enjoy the same food flavors as them, this fuelled the idea that your personality flavor can truly help in making a meaningful connection and determine the depth and quality of our various relations – whether with family members, friends and peers, or even romantic partners.  80% see flavor as an important part of their everyday life. In fact, 69% of find the idea of trying out new flavors sexy and exciting, and surprisingly, 73% of them would even most willingly give up social media first forever before sacrificing flavor.

Overall, the research reveals how our flavor preferences are just as important when it comes to choosing a partner, as eight out of ten people said they are more attracted to people who share their flavor preferences. A third even said they found someone ordering a dish they disliked a turn off, though one in five is wise to this and admits to choosing a meal they didn’t like to impress a date.

Putting these insights and research to the ultimate test, a social experiment campaign with a twist was created to showcase how flavor can be catalysts to life’s meaningful connections. In a short film entitled Love at First Taste, sets of two complete strangers were paired up in a blind date on the basis on their love for the same flavors. The result? An entertaining film that underpins how each culinary experience and flavor creates distinct memories and feelings with people, discovered using the Flavor Profiler.
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Creamsilk Double Up Beauty Event

The Creamsilk girl in me got so excited when I received an invite last December 2015 for their Beauty Event in 71 Gramercy. Aside from the fact that this is the event of one of the conditioners I trust my hair with, I was also curious about the venue because it's the Philippines' tallest skyscraper (as what I've read online!) and it has 71 Floors! Anyway, the event had a collaboration with 4 top beauty experts who taught us how to Double up our Beauty with Creamsilk.

Been using creamsilk since I was a kid and 
it's definitely one of my favorite conditioners! <3

We were lucky enough to meet and listen to Agoo Bengzon who discussed about the big difference nice brows can make (yup, keep those brows on fleek!) While Peewee Reyes-Isidro taught us about using a skinny scarf for our outfits and my favorite part was Make-up, of course. Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, owner of Happy Skin Cosmetics which is one of my favorite Filipino Brands and she's also one of my favorite models since I was a kid. :D I'm so glad to see her discussing about make-up and easy tricks to keep our faces fresh all day. and finally the day came when I got to see Raymond Santiago do his hair tricks LIVE!!! It was such a pleasure because I've been following him on instagram for years now and was always a fan of his works. He did all the hair demos so easily! I don't even know how I'd be able to do it but atleast seeing him gave me hope. :D

Agoo Bengzon, Peewee Reyes-Isidro, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, and Sarah Meier

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Maybelline Ultimatte Face-off Challenge X Giveaway

Have you discovered a powder foundation that's best for oil and sweat absorption? Well I'm happy to say that I finally did. :D Check out Maybelline's White Superfresh Powder and it will save you from everyday's stress. As an office girl, I always make sure my make-up is fresh all day and this product really didn't give me any problems nor breakout even if my skin is sensitive. 

Had to spray water on the powders and look how Maybelline White Superfresh absorbed the water immediately. This shows how its the best in oil and sweat absorption! :D

This product has been proven and tested so if you wanna see for yourself, Check out any maybelline counters near you to experience the #ultimattefaceoff. I'll be giving away 2 Maybelline Goodie bags!!! <3 below are the mechanics if you want to join. Good luck! :)

I have an extra so i'll be giving away this cute bag too so you can have a souvenir! :D <3

1) Post your entries on Instagram with your #UltiMatteFaceoff discoveries and also use these hashtags so I can check out yout entries. #thebeautymove

2) Don't forget to follow my IG: @rrraych and @maybellineph

3) 2 best Instagram entries with the best captions on what they love about WSF will not just win Maybelline Gift packs but a Superfresh pampering package!

4) Winners will be announced on February 8 so check out my Blog, IG, and Facebook for that. :)

Good Luck!!! <3

Monday, January 18, 2016

Transformations: A Spotlight on the #ModernFilipina

A new year marks the beginning of new hopes, new promises, and new ambitions. As we all strive to be the best versions of ourselves, we constantly try to find ways of going beyond beautiful, and transforming ourselves for the better to become the woman we aspire to be. Gone are the days of the Maria Claras, as women are slowly climbing up the ranks and embracing bigger and better roles for themselves. Today, the Modern Filipina has become both a spotlight and a beacon. She has evolved into a fearless and trailblazing individual determined to realize her dreams and make a positive influence in the world.

Cream Silk, the number one hair brand in the Philippines, together with the Philippines’ top magazines, continues to champion every Filipina’s journey of transformation, as they launch Cream Silk Transformations: Spotlight on the Modern Filipina, a glamorous, empowering and inspiring activity-filled event this coming January 23, 2016. 

The one-day affair, to be held at the World Trade Center tent will feature several areas hosted by MEGA, Preview, Metro, Meg, Yes, and Cosmopolitan. Attendees will be able to explore the whole venue, attend a variety of workshops presented by their favorite magazines, and experience their own hair transformations at Cream Silk’s special booth.

Every woman has the capacity to transform herself and unleash her beauty and become the woman she wants to be—and Cream Silk, with industry experts from each publication will show them how. The event’s workshops aim to empower the Filipina and equip them with confidence to maximize their assets. Just like how Cream Silk has been designed for the Filipina, to transform any hair into beyond beautiful hair, enabling them to conquer more. Topics include fashion, beauty, confidence building and hair care.

Aside from that, Cream Silk will also be introducing a strong lineup of Modern Filipinas, women who embody the traits and characteristics of the Modern Filipina to serve as inspiration, each being on the verge of their own transformations.

For the first time ever, the no. 1 hair brand in the Philippines and the top magazines, bring you the first ever live cover shoot experience. With this, event attendees will get to witness the transformations of  the new generation of Modern Filipinas, who will surely make their mark this 2016.

Event guests will head out transformed with beauty and confidence to inspire, create, and make a mark in the world. Doors open at 2 PM.

Join us as we celebrate the transformation of the Modern Filipina! 

Start the year right with Creamsik! This product is really a must have for every Filipina.

I can't wait to witness the amazing event this saturday. See you! <3