Date: May 19, 2018, Sat
Location: Early Bird Breakfast Club, Eastwood Mall, QC
The amazing people behind my favorite local makeup brand created a Facebook community called “Boss Babes”. Among many makeup groups on Facebook, Colourette X Boss Babes has quickly become everyone’s favorite because of its friendly atmosphere. It is where you’ll see members uplifting other members through compliments, advice, recommendations, and words of empowerment. It is where they can share their selfies freely without any fear of getting harshly criticized.
Ms. Nina and Ms. Sab, the Big Boss Babes of the brand, came up with the idea of dedicating a new collection to the Boss Babes called Velvet Mattes. To make it even more exciting, they held a very special meet and greet with 10 of the Colourette Clique members. Just in case you have no idea what Colourette Clique is, it’s a group of social media influencers who represent the brand. Ms. Nina asked us who we’d love to meet in person. I was so happy that most of the people I chose were included in the final list.
When Ms. Nina finally dropped the bomb, I really made it a point that I had to be there no matter what. In order for us to secure a slot, we had to be one of the first 50 to purchase all three shades (freebies included), which were going to be available on their website at 9 PM of the 15th.
All the Boss Babes were glued to the computers and smartphones, constantly refreshing their browsers to check if they were already up. However, it was not even 9 PM yet when their website kept crashing! So a few minutes after 9, Ms. Nina immediately created a thread in the group where we could secure a slot. I even commented on the wrong post haha! Luckily, Dang mentioned me in the right thread.
So May 19 finally came! Woot Woot!
Most photos are raw; the others were edited in Snapseed. All photos were taken with my Acer Liquid X2.
Date: February 18, 2018
Location: ASPACE Philippines, 5/F 110 Legazpi Street, Makati City
Hey, dear readers aka friends!
I’ve been posting a lot of reviews and unboxing, but I haven’t updated you much about the events I’ve been to. Sadly, I still have not gotten myself into editing all my backlogs and putting them all up on my YouTube channel, but I do hope you’ll watch them once they’re up.
Last February, I was one of the 100 participants in Raiza’s Beauty Blowout. There was a registration fee of only P250 and I locked in 2 slots for me and my +1. The event was held at ASPACE Philippines, which was located on Legazpi Street in Makati. The Meet & Greet was set to start at 2:30. We were actually running late, but I was relieved to see that the attendees were just arriving at that time, too.
We stood in queue at the lobby, then went up to the 5th floor of the building. Then we lined up again for the registration. We waited for maybe more or less half an hour before the event started.
If I were given a chance to bring back a feature of my young self, that would be my healthy long black hair. You never would have guessed I used to have straight hair ’till I was in fifth grade!
Back then, my tatay used to regularly take me to the same hairdresser’s and had my hair trimmed only by two inches. My hair was long, down to my waist and sometimes even to my bottom. My teachers loved styling my hair because it was silky, smooth, healthy and pretty. I’d go to school with my hair down, I’d go home with my hair in braids.
Then in 1994, my nanay had my hair cut shorter than usual; it was shoulder-length. My tatay was so upset and told me that the reason he kept my hair long was that if it were cut short, it would start to curl as my parents themselves had curly hair.
He was right. Just a few months later, it started to wave and fast-forward to now, it’s curly, frizzy, dry, and well, unattractive. Well, hugely because of me not giving it much importance growing up. ☹
I’ve tried a lot of hair products that claim to make hair healthy, but to no avail. Some were really good, but they were quite a price.
Here are the things that must be considered before I write about the products:
I had the ends of my hair lightly bleached in December and January.
I have used different kinds of hair dyes – ones bought online, in drugstores, and in thrift shops.
I have a terrible problem with hairfall. Everytime I take a shower, there are strands of hair all over the floor. When I comb or brush my hair, there’s a clump of hair in the teeth or bristles.
My scalp can get sweaty and oily.
So winning in SKYE PH‘s giveaway was really timely. That time, I was hunting for hair products that could address my problems. I was looking for a shampoo and a conditioner that could clear my scalp without drying my hair.
Thanks to great deals from Lazada and Colourette, I managed to score three of the latest products from Colourette for a much lower price! I’ve been a fan since 2016 and (I know I’ve said it too many times before, but just in case you don’t know) the first Colourstick that really got me was Bethany. I’ve shared about small collection in my older post, which you can read here.
Now they’ve expanded their line from lip products to face products. They’ve also released their eyeshadow palette and though I thought the palette is pretty, I still haven’t gotten my hands on it. Luckily, Ms. Nina, founder and CEO, announced that the Peach Purrfect Palette is making a comeback! So if you’re one of those who missed it the last time, you can have the chance soon!
Okay. Before you begin, let me just say that these are MY thoughts. I am posting this because I am GRAVELY curious and I want to know if any of you have noticed the same.
If you’re really willing to read this, okay PUSH, ‘TEH!
Despite my desire of getting over-the-top highend brands, as a budgetarian beauty enthusiast mudra, I look for good eyeshadow palettes that are within my budget.
I know dupes are quite controversial, because the original brands didn’t work hard on their concept just to be copied by other smaller brands. But I, myself, am guilty of getting dupes because I also want to experience some makeup items without having to splurge.
Dupes, by the way, are different from knock-offs. The latter is an actual replica of a particular item – from the box to the logo to the shades. They are usually made by unknown companies, that’s why they’re unsafe since you can’t get any information on the manufacturer. In case something bad happens, you won’t know who to go after.
Dupes are usually created by smaller indie companies, whose color story may be similar to a high end product, but bearing different shade names, palette name, and design.