Hydrating Make-up Remover by Eau Thermale Avène

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Eau Thermale Avène introduces hydrating make-up remover to Filipino women!

Cosmetic products exist to help women improve their facial features or cover imperfections. But while an average woman uses 12 different products everyday—which all in all contains about 170 ingredients according to a research by U.S. organization Skin Deep—their desire to look good might do more harm than good especially when proper skin regimen is not practiced.

This is the very reason why Eau Thermale Avène—the leading dermo-cosmetic brand in Europe—recently invited some of the country’s most prestigious beauty and wellness bloggers and members of the media at the Salon Beauvoir in Makati, City to educate them on how to properly care for their skin before, during and after applying make-up.

Through a make-up learning session with Chuchie Ledesma, an international makeup artist, participants of the event were able to learn basic makeup in preparation for this coming Valentine’s Day.

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However, Harry Tsai—the General Manager of Karihome Inc. which distributes Avène products to the Philippines—said that while putting on makeup can enhance their beauty, knowing how to properly remove all the ingredients of the cosmetic product on the face will go a long way in ensuring a “more beautiful version of themselves.”

“Beauty comes naturally, that’s why most people make beauty an investment,” Tsai emphasized. “Filipino women should do the same. The application of cosmetic products can enhance their facial feature. But at the end of the day, they need to remove all these heavy makeup and make sure that they allow their skin to breathe.”

During the event, Eau Thermale Avène highlighted its New Formula Micellar Lotion as the perfect companion for Filipino women who are looking for the best make-up remover in the country.

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“Many women in the Philippines are finding new and effective ways to look their best, and what better way to match this than by introducing a makeup remover that is powerful enough to get rid of the strongest ingredients found in cosmetics,” Tsai said. “With this product, Filipino women who have sensitive skin can still wear their favorite makeup without worry of skin irritation after washing it.”

Eau Thermale Avène’s New Formula Micellar Lotion has a top-of-the-line makeup removing efficacy. Its micellar cleansing agent captures skin impurities like a magnet. It is proven effective on waterproof and long-lasting cosmetic products applied on the face, eyes and lips.

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“Its upgraded Micellar Lotion has a unique formula that adapts to even the most sensitive skin,” Tsai said.

What’s best about the Micellar Lotion, according to Tsai, is its 93-percent Avène Thermale Spring Water content which soothes and softens the skin, and restores its natural balance. This ingredient is medically proven to contain healing properties—soothing, anti-irritating and anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-free radicals—that make it suitable for allergic reactions, burning, stinging, itching and tingling sensations.


“Because of its hydrating action, the Micellar Lotion guarantees comfort for all skin types and greater hydrating efficacy than other brands,” Tsai said. “Compared with the old formula, the New Micellar Lotion has more effective and gentler emollient properties. In just three hours, the users will be able to see visible hydration in their skin.”Eau Thermale Avène is deeply rooted in dermatology and hydrotherapy, with its products being supported by more than 300 clinical studies. The company offers high-quality skincare products to customers all over the world, bringing its 260 years of expertise in managing all skin types.

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Tsai concluded, “Cosmetic products give more benefits to women on top of an improved facial feature. For some, this could be a way to be more presentable when talking to clients; to others, this could be as simple as feeling more confident about themselves. However, Filipinas should bear in mind that real beauty emanates from within; beauty will always be what’s under those heavy makeups—and we’ll help them improve their features in the most natural way.”

Avene is available in select Watsons and Mercury Drug stores. For more details, please visit Avène’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Eau-Thermale-Av%C3%A8ne-Philippines-894257277303518/timeline/.

Avene Micellar Lotion SRP 735.00



Mehndi Design Is Taking The World Of Fashion By Storm

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When you think of hot new fashion trends that are taking the world by storm, it may be that India and the Middle East are not the first places that spring to your mind. But you should be aware that Mehndi design items are taking off in a major way across all four corners of the globe.

Whether it’s simply because the Middle East is an untapped market for fashion style, or because the Internet has truly brought the fashions of the world into closer contact with each other, one thing is certain: Mehndi fashion is quickly becoming a major international force to be reckoned with.

Where Does Mehndi Design Fashion Originate From?

You may well be reading this article and asking yourself, “Just where does Mehndi design fashion come from?” The answer may surprise you: India! Since the days of the Mughal invaders, who also gave India such precious gifts as the world famous Taj Mahal, Mehndi fashion has been a permanent part of the cultural landscape. While the fashion has spread from India into Pakistan and other Middle ƒdddEastern regions, the classic simplicity and versatility of Mehndi design fashion has remained very much the same until today.

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Mehndi Design Items Are Popping Up All Over The World

You can find a simple mehndi design everywhere, from fashion malls to high schools to colleges and public events.  They are literally popping up in every corner of the globe. Women are raving about these trendy, yet traditional, designs in a way that puts fashion industry observers in mind of the massive popularity of past fashion highlights. One thing is for certain: The Mehndi design craze shows every sign of becoming a permanent fixture on the fashion landscape, even after the initial “shock of the new” wears off.

The Popular Of The Mehndi Design Is Bound To Endure

One thing is for certain: The worldwide popularity of the traditional Mehndi design is bound to endure. Companies all around the world, such as Craftsvilla among many others, are coming up with all sorts of fashion apparel and accessories that feature these innovative designs.

From brooches to bracelets, from dresses to earrings, and much more, you can find a wide and comprehensive variety of Mehndi design themed items. It seems that the world can’t get enough of the Mehndi design, and perhaps there’s no reason it ever should.


Ways to Shop for Casual Clothing

Shopping for clothes is not the easiest chore in the world for certain individuals. Some people are extremely picky when it comes to their clothing. Others have sizes that make it difficult to find clothing that fits. Whatever the case may be, there are some things you can do to make shopping for clothing easier for yourself if you traditionally have a hard time with it. It helps if you do a little preparation before you head off to the store. You will most likely have some problems if you simply go to a store having no idea what you are doing. Here are some ways to shop for casual clothing.

1. What will you be buying?

Some people like to go to a clothing store having no idea what they will be buying. They like to browse the various racks to see if they will stumble across something nice that they never would have thought about previously. However, there are other people who want the shopping experience to be over as soon as possible. They just want to get in and get out. Here is what you need to do if you fall into this category. Make a list of different styles of clothing that you are interested in. You might also want to make a list of brands if you care about that sort of thing. This will help you stay focused so you do not get sidetracked looking at things you did not come there to buy. It will also prevent you from forgetting anything important.

2. Large selections

Most people do not like to drive all around town when they are shopping for clothes. Doing this wastes a great deal of time and energy. It is always preferable to do your shopping at a store that offers you the biggest selection possible. This will enable you to finish all of your shopping in a fraction of the time that it would take if you need to go to multiple stores. Click here to see an example of a casual clothing store with a huge inventory.

3. Wait for sales

Smart shoppers save themselves enormous amounts of money by being smart about their purchases. One of the ways that they do this is by waiting until certain stores have their sales. For example, shopping after Christmas is ideal because stores want to get rid of many items that did not sell before the holiday. They are usually marked down considerably.


Why You Need to Undergo Skin Exfoliation

Early age of aging is a scary thing. Don’t get me wrong, I am not afraid to grow old! But it’s scary to look like 40’s when I am still in your 30’s! Opps – okay, I am close to my 40’s na! Do I look like my age?  I tried to hide it though but I guess its evident in my face and body posture.  I hope not!

Skin exfoliation is important to to remove dead skin cells in our body. I was happy to be able to review Sugar Scrub by Amethy.



Here are some good points on why you need to undergo exfoliation:

  • Slow cell regeneration. It is a fact that as we age, cell regeneration slows down. The process of shedding dead skin cells is also affected. Hence, when the old skin cells pile up, your skin will definitely look dull and dry.
  • Prevent clogged pores.  One problem often experienced by women is pimples. This is quite troublesome especially when you are at the stage of wanting to flaunt your beauty. With exfoliation, this possibility is minimized or even taken out of the picture.

The human skin indeed has its own natural process of showing its beauty and glow. However, this function is diminished as the human body aged. So if you want to look younger and vibrant, maybe you just need an extra help and that is exfoliation.


What’s the Best Gift You Got for the Holidays?

My son was very excited to open the gifts he got last Christmas. He’s a teen now so what he got are no longer toys and other kiddie stuff. His godparents admitted to me that they are challenged with what to give a kid that is already a teen. He got fashionable clothing that makes him look like a little man and he seems to enjoy mixing and matching his clothes now too. He was also very excited to open one of the gifts which revealed bose ae2 headphones! We think that it’s too much for him and his daddy is pretty much interested


Dove Deo Promo Box

As I was buying our weekly food supply in the grocery yesterday, I came across this promo box of Dove Deo with free tote bag inside. So without second thought, I bought 1 box as I anyway need a new deodorant. I have been using Dove underarm deodorant but this will be my first time to use Dove Powder Soft variant with a tag line “For whiter and softer underarms.”

Here is the contents of the promo box:

Dove Roll on
Price : Php 95.00 at Emilus RFC Molino
Aside from the free tote bag (quite nice actually), you also have a chance to win a Trip for 2 to the Maldives! Sounds good to me, why not?!? A free bag plus a chance of winning a trip to Maldives:

Here is the mechanics:
1. Buy an Dove Deo Promo Box (1 Roll-On with a FREE Tote Bag)
2. Find the promo code at the bottom of the box (inside the box) of Dove Deo Promo Box.
3. To send an entry, text DOVE DEO to 2600. (Example : DOVEDEO ABC123)
4. You will get a reply from 2600 to Reg for FREE to qualify. Text DOVEDEO REG name/address/age/email to 2600. Ex. DOVEDEO REG Anne Sy/#4 Atis St. Cubao, [email protected]
5. You will then receive a confirmation of your entry with the following message : "Thank you for registering to the DOVE DEO PROMO! This is a FREE registration. Please keep coded boxes to claim prize in case you win."

Promo runs until 01/15/16.

Visit www.facebook.com.dovePH for more details or call (02) 5888855.



The Art of Buying Precious Stones

Buying precious stones is a big deal. They are a significant investment. Therefore, you want to be absolutely certain that you are getting the most bang for your buck. How can you be sure about this if you are not an expert when it comes to precious stones? Fortunately, there are ways available for the average person to buy this type of item while feeling confident that he or she did not get ripped off in the process. The art of buying precious stones is not an exact science. Here are a few things that can help you along the way.

1. Educate yourself

You will never be able to become an expert on precious stones with a limited amount of time. Fortunately, you do not need to become one. However, you will be helping yourself quite a bit by learning as much as you can about the specific stones you are going to be shopping for. You will be a target for dishonest dealers if you walk into a store as a blank slate. The more you know, the less opportunities that dealers will have to pull a fast one on you. The precious stones industry is notorious for having many dishonest dealers in it. Do not allow any of these shady characters to take advantage of you.

2. Look for a reputable dealer

There are reputable dealers of precious stones out there. However, finding one of these people is much easier said than done. One of the first things you should do is look for a dealer who has been in business for quite some time. A dealer would not be able to hang around if he was constantly ripping off the people who purchased precious stones from him. Therefore, you should feel comfortable shopping at a store that has been around for 20 years or more. You can learn more about a very reputable dealer of precious stones by visiting http://www.dabbyreid.com/product-p/lpe7b.htm.

3. Get a second opinion

Most people would get a second opinion before they get a large surgical procedure performed. There is no reason why this strategy should not apply to buying precious stones. First of all, make sure that the place you are buying the stones from will allow you to return them. After you buy the stones, take them to a different dealer and see what he or she has to say. Use this info to decide if you want to keep them.


Myra Facial Wash: Beautiful Inside and Out

Having a clean and clear face is the most important part of being a woman. It’s the first and last thing to do in my beauty regimen, like most women do! This ritual is important in the morning to feel refreshed and awake and be ready to start our daily chores eg. prepare the kids for school, cook breakfast and the like. And at night, another wash up to cleanse the dirt from the day’s work!

Thank you Unilab for sending me the two variants of Myra® Facial Wash :  Myra Vitawhite – Whitening Facial Wash and Myra Vitasmooth – Hydrating Facial Wash along with the  compact, durable and super-absorbent Aquazorb Fingertip Towel.

Myra® VitaWhite Facial Wash 50mL – Whitening Facial Wash:

  • Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow.
  • Has Biowhite Complex which is derived from plant extracts that gently whitens skin
  • Has Niacinamide that evens out skin tone by reducing red blotches to make skin more radiant.
  • It is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested safe for daily use.
  • Comes in 50ML
  • Standard Retail Price Php 75.00

Myra® VitaSmooth Facial Wash – Hydrating Facial Wash

  • Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow.
  • Has Moisture Plus formula that retains and seals in skin’s natural moisture, keeping it hydrated and more supple.
  • Contains French Spring Sea Water and Aloe Vera Extract that improves skin elasticity and helps keep it smooth and young-looking
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested to be safe for everyday use.
  • Comes in 50 ml
  • Standard Retail Price Php 70.00


Holistic Skin Care Tip: Younger looking skin lasts longer when you take care of it inside & out. Take Myra capsule to renew damaged cells from the inside then apply Myra facial moisturizer after washing with Myra facial wash to nourish your skin.
Discover  Kylie Padilla’s  secret behind her fresh white skin is out. Watch the TV Commercial!


Hey Ho Let’s Go! How to Dress like a Punk Rocker

Punk rockers know how to express themselves and their clothing is the most obvious outward way of doing so. For those individuals new to the punk scene, it may be difficult determine what is consider “punk” and what is not. The following tips and information will help you learn a bit more about what exactly punk clothing is and how to achieve the desired look.

Punks are Unique

Punks are well-known for their uniqueness and attitude, and they don’t worry about fitting into a certain predetermined mode. Because of this, you shouldn’t worry if your clothing doesn’t seem like the typical punk rock clothes worn by others. In fact, many punks reuse old clothing to create a one-of-a-kind outfit. Because of this, you may want to learn how to sew and even buy a sewing machine. This will allow you create your own unique clothing that fits with your specific punk style.

Punk Staples

While there are no hard and fast rules about how to dress when you identify as punk, there are a few “staples” that are a common sight in the wardrobes of punks. These staples include:

• Black leather jackets
• Ripped clothing with safety pins holding them together
• Punk band shirts
• Punk band patches
• Tartan (also known as plaid) print clothing
• Pants with embellishments, like zippers, metal rings, chains, etcetera
• Fishnets
• Doc Martens, T.U.Ks, Converse or Draven
• Studded or bullet belts, wristbands embellished with spikes, studs or stars
• Mohawk, spikey hair or dyed hair

Customize Old Clothing

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get the punk style you desire. In fact, you can take those older clothes in your drawer and closet and give them a new punkish life with a few simple steps. For example, cut off the sleeves of a shirt or rip off a piece of the shirt and replace with another piece of fabric that is held together with some safety pins. You can also sew political or band patches on shirts, pants or jackets and even cut the back or neckline of the shirt differently. Distressing old denim by rubbing sandpaper over it or making cuts in it will give the fabric a punk-like appearance.


The best thing about being a punk is that there is no right or wrong way about it. If, however, you are determined to look the part, take some clothing cues from popular punk bands, such as Ramones, Sex Pistols and Black Flag.


Unique Birthday Gifts for a Woman

Buying a birthday gift for a woman is never an easy thing to do. Some women are very difficult to please. Do you have a female friend who will be having her special day in the near future? If you do, put some serious thought into the gift you will be giving to her. Try to find something that will make your gift stand out from the others she will be receiving. She is sure to appreciate an original gift that you actually put some thought into. Here are some unique birthday gifts for a woman.

1. Tribal jewelry

Most women want to wear clothing and jewelry that makes them look different that their friends. Diamonds and pearls are nice gifts for certain occasions. However, this is a time when you should dare to be different. Tribal jewelry has very unique colors and patters than regular jewelry simply does not provide. The exquisite beauty and craftsmanship that goes into the creation of many different types of tribal jewelry is truly something to behold. For a nice selection of Turkoman jewelry, go to http://tribalmuse.com/.

2. A trip to a spa

If your lady is constantly spoiling you, her upcoming birthday is your chance to return the favor. A spa treatment is something that every woman should be treated to at some point in their life. There are many different things that a woman can choose to have done at a spa. For example, she can have a professional massage. This is something she is sure to get addicted to. Having the hands of a professional masseuse caress her body will make her feel like a totally new woman. While she is there, she can also have her fingernails and toenails trimmed and polished. Professional hair styling and a facial are also things that your lady can have done during her day at the spa.

3. Hire a magician

Surprise your lady by having a professional magician come to your house and perform tricks for just the two of you. You could also have a group of people over to watch the performance if you think that will be more fun. There is no chance that any person has ever hired a magician for this lady before. She is sure to admire the originality of your gift. However, it would be wise to have the magician perform some tricks for you before you hire him. You need to be sure he will be good.