All about bath time!

Yesterday, I bought stuff at S&R.. I am crazy with ECONOPACK πŸ™‚

Hooray! πŸ™‚

Schwarzkpof Zero Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner (Php 270++ also available na at Trinoma)

This is the best Shampoo I ever tried and I am crazy about it, more crazy than Palmolive Damage Repair! It is always out of stock at S&R Congressional 😦 so, luckily! The Landmark at Trinoma has it πŸ™‚

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing

This is my first time to use Aveeno Lotion πŸ™‚ wish me luck. I used to rave about their soap but I don’t enjoy using soap talaga! ❀ I love liquid soap instead. Got it for only 1, 299.++

Olay Total Effects

Now, I think this is a steal like Aveeno! I love olay soap, but I switch from time to time. I bought this B1T1 for only 199.00!

Oh, I love bath time ❀


Review: I love Schwarzkopf Zero Frizz

As mentioned in my SHINE entry, I love using Schwarzkopf Zero Frizz 100% Rescue. I love switching but I always go back to original when my hair is such a mess already or feels to be alive again. What can I do? minsan kasi nananawa ang hair πŸ™‚

Schwarzkopf zero frizz instant smooth shampoo

Great combo with zero frizz conditioner πŸ™‚

When I ran out of zero frizz shampoo and conditioner, I tried Palmolive’s Damage Repair and got hooked with it due to fruity smell πŸ™‚ I guess, switching is not bad at least I know what shampoo and conditioner that works for me πŸ™‚

Too bad, ubos agad ang conditioner at S&R Congressional. Sino kaya nag ho-hoard? LOL

Schwarzkopf Zero Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner is available at S&R.

SHINE: Vivian Lee

Her favortie quote: β€œWe are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” - Dr. Seuss

Vivian Lee is one of the smartest gal ever existed and so glad to be her friend. She’s the epitome of modern Asian- successful, strong, smart and fearless πŸ™‚ Not to forget, her awesomeness beauty!!!!

She is a TV producer by day, beauty junkie by night and aspiring makeup mogul/entrepreneur overall.

Besides (over)indulging in makeup products she usually doesn’t need, Vivian also devours chocolate and pretty sweets in excess, adores travelling whenever her budget permits and dreams of living in New York, Paris and Capri some day.

So, here’s the part 1 of her stuff:

For my face, I use either Cetaphil or Holika Holika Egg Soap in the mornings. Followed by LUSH’s Sweet Lips to exfoliate my lips. I use Biore’s Cleansing Oil at night to remove makeup, and then cleanse again with LUSH’s Angels on Bare Skin. Oh, the big bottle to the right, Inseta, is a makeup remover I picked up in Hong Kong. Not too bad, it looks kinda like Bioderma’s. I also have Maybelline’s Total Clean Eye and Lip Makeup Remover for more stubborn products. Sometimes I use witch hazel to tone my face, and also SKII’s Facial Treatment Essence.

For moisturizing purposes, I stick to Olay. Lotion during the day and a heavier cream before bedtime. Clinique All About Eyes Rich for my peepers and Vaseline for my pucker. I switch between The Body Shop’s blueberry body butter, Vaseline’s lotion and Jergen’s for my body. Once a week, I will exfoliate in the shower with St Ives’ Body Scrub. Lovely stuff there. Cheap and effective! Oh, and not pictured is my all-time favorite shower cream – Johnson & Johnson’s. If it’s good for the baby, it has to be good for you.

I absolutely love switching shampoos daily, and I blame that on my fickleness. But I do love the Tsubaki range. The white one smells beautiful and it doesn’t make me shed as much as the other shampoos. Burts & Bees is terribly drying, but it’s the most expensive product of the lot, so I feel I should at least finish it. Once a week, I’ll use either the Sunsilk or Essential intensive conditioner to keep my hair soft. I also use LUSH’s solid shampoo bars, but the one I have looks like a pile of crap, so I decided not to snap a photo of it. If anyone’s interested, it’s called Godiva. Google. πŸ™‚

While we’re on the subject of hair, here’s the stuff I use to style mine. Love love love Pantene and Tresemme’s hair sprays. The only brands that work for me. Got the Herbal Essences Tousling Spray Gel in Oz and it’s fantastic to create beach hair. Gives volume and smells divine. The Body Shop’s Guarana Berry Volumizing Mousse is my HG volumizer. It gives you big hair without the crunchiness. Unlike the Matrix Design Pulse by L’Oreal. I have it only because I got it for half price, and I wanted to try. The Liese Curling Lotion is good to hold curls, and I use this when I actually have time to sit down and curl my hair. Love the Liese Hair Cocktail – shake the layered liquid and apply on hair for a peachy scent and to soften. The Body Shop’s Grapeseed Glossing Serum makes my hair shiny and smooth for the days when the weather is humid. And finally, another goodie I got from Oz – John Frieda’s volumizing spray. By now you should be able to tell that I’m obsessed with big hair. Haha. This one works beautifully too, and the best part is, it’s extremely lightweight. Perfect for that bouncy look.

Anyway, Vivi will update her SHINE about what make-up she is using πŸ™‚ Stay tuned!

lifted from her tumblr:

Thank you Vivian Lee for sharing your beauty secrets!

SHINE: Kym Cheung-Echavez

Her favorite Quote: What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger.

The first time I met Kym was during the Villar’s Ondoy relief operations and that very moment I know we will click together. I like her attitude and being family oriented really captured my heart.
Kym reminds me of hopeless romantic girls at Korean, Jap and Chinese novelas! (yeah I am a huge fan of it, hello Meteor Garden πŸ™‚ ) She is now residing at Canada with her beloved pogi husband and oh boy! They are so alike!

We also share the same passion when it comes to beauty products! She understands how these material things makes me happy πŸ™‚

Here are her favorite beauty products:


Moisturize: Glysomed-Hand cream
Bio Oil (for uneven skin,Stretch marks, etc.)
Burt’s bees-For blemishes
Mac Studio moisture cream
Dior Hydralife tinted moisturizer
Clinique even better moisturizer


Perfumes: Jadore, Clinique happy, bvlgari rose essential, Britney spears curious, Guess pink

3 way step! facial care πŸ™‚

Facial: Clinique 3 step skin care for dry combination

It's Bath time!

Bath & Body works, Sweet Pea Lotion & Shower Gel, Enchanted Orchid Lotion
Pantene Nature Care Shampoo & Conditioner

AND not to forget the MAKE-UP:

Everyday Make-up πŸ™‚

Mac prep+prime face protect spf 50 primer
CLinique mascara
burt’s bees lip balm (you need this in canada)
Mac brow shader
Mac 182
Shuesh angled brow brush

Blush Ons!

MAC collector!

Please me-Matte
Pink Nouveau-Satin
Shy Girl-Cremesheen

Thanks Kym for sharing your beauty secrets! Now, when I need a new lip colour πŸ™‚ will just read this entry and drag my self to MAC store!

SHINE: Janis Paredes

About her: Always Nonchalant, Pretending Not to Care.

Janis is one of my Love Doctors even she’s in Riyadh, we keep in touch from time to time πŸ™‚ Thanks to uber technology, kung tumutubo lang ang pera sa puno, nabisita ko na lahat ng friends go sa buong mundo LOL

She’s one of the best blogger I know that really shares what life is all about. During Multiply days, I was super hooked on her entries and religiously commenting and waiting patiently for her reply. Chat was not available on Multiply back in the days.

We’ve been friends for so many years and I am glad that I met someone like her.

Lemme share you her Swagger Shine lifted from her blog.

I got inspired by my friend’s blog (Sofie’s) to write something that I use daily for grooming and prettifying myself πŸ™‚ It’s amazing to be a woman… you could either be simple or complicated… I for one is the simple kind of person when it comes to toiletries etc…

My Shampoo and Conditioner

My Shower Gel

After scrubbing using Dettol, I see to it that I use Yardley after, I love the scent of this soap on my body, keeps me feeling fresh all day — this soap smells like Heno De Pravia (if you still remember that soap!?!)

This is way easier to find than PH care… inasmuch as I prefer the latter, I’ve no choice since they only sell PH Care in Pinoy Stores which are so far from our place… this would have to do…

After taking a shower, I go to the bathroom sink to wash my face with papaya soap πŸ™‚ This kept me away from pimples for the longest time

I use the regular Colgate stuff

With the Oral B Toothbrush

I use the original scent Jergens for my body

and this….

Moving on,

This for the face… since it’s really really dry in here.. I am obliged to moisturize unlike in the Philippines, I can survive without any moisturizing stuff on my body!

For the Make Up…

It’s kinda different from day to day… but I will write about what I use regularly..

Shiseido Compact (I could not ever go wrong with this one!) Mary Kay Mineral Make-up

Mary Kay Make Up

Some Maybelline Lipstick

Mary Kay Eyebrow Pencil

Liquid Eye Liner From Mary Kay (Funny how I don’t use mascarra!) I cannot be matured enough to use it… it always gets messed up!

Mary Kay Bronzer

Mary Kay Highlighter

Chopped Lips being chronic in Riyadh, everyone must have Labello (of any kind!)

As I start my day, I need to have some few stuffs with me…

Dettol Wet Wipes

Something I carry everywhere!

and my perfume of choice for the time being is D&G Light blue…

The Cologne that I carry around…. I initially bought this because it sounded like the surname of my friend Steff, but then I liked it so I started using it regularly…

Oh well, I’ve got less than that of the other girls but to some, I’ve got more… girls do have different preferences in terms of grooming and hygiene… I wonder what’s yours?!! Care to share?

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Thanks Janis for sharing! Naloka ako sa make-up mo πŸ™‚ sosyal, Now I want to try Mary Kay soonest! naglaway ako sa make-up mo hee hee!

SHINE: Leona Jane

Her favortie quote: Not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck...

I met leona jane on twitter together with #mgeteh group, she’s one of the cyber addicts that I know who tweets all the time about her whereabouts in workloads and other stuff that will tickle your funny bones hence she’s also good in giving advices and lends an ear if you need. I lover her to bits as she calls me from time to time just to have chika and God knows how much her call cost πŸ™‚

She’s the one who introduced me to Benefit Cosmetics that I’m dying to have ever since I read a good review about it. She gave me my first Benefit cosmetic which is the Bella Bamba! I swear on that product, it gives the perfect glow to me like my favorite brand NARS.

She spoils me like my other friends do, fairy godmother much? πŸ™‚

If you read my previous entries, she’s the one that I am talking about na ginagawang QC to Divisoria ang Pinas! Whenever she’s on official leave, she will go home in Bulacan from Singapore then will go to City to visit her friends! Isn’t she fab?

Moving on, since I haven’t visit her place! what I did was forced her to show me her purse here in my SHINE!

Charles & Keith

What’s inside:

She always have cash on hand and other cash cards πŸ™‚ mayaman!

Coin purse, Umbrella, USB broadband (ADIK!!! sa net), Tissue and her Black Berry (a thing that I think, she can’t LIVE WITHOUT!)


Bath and Bodyworks Perfume, Mary Kay Face Powder, Lotion, Gatsby Blotting Paper, Ponytail, Comb and Ecotools Brush set (I drool for this! haha πŸ™‚

Ecotools Make-up Brush Set

That is soo dope! very neat and lovely.

Make-up Kit


Muntik na akong mang-arbor dito ah! πŸ™‚ LOL,

She’s a fan of Benefit too and she swears on Benefit’s “That Gal” primer, I must say it’s good and smells terrific. Body Shop eye make-up, ZA lipstick, Nivea Lip Balm, L.A. girl eyeliner and Ever Bilena liquid eyeliner.

I enjoyed documenting her stuff inside her purse and fell in love with “That Gal” concealer. Calling all local malls here in the Philippines!! Can someone bring Sephora here or Benefit Cosmetics?! πŸ™‚ I am burning a lot of money just to have your stuff!

Thanks Leona for sharing this for my readers! Next, goodies in your house πŸ™‚

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SHINE: Mylene Sarah Alconcel

Mylene Sarah Alconcel or I love to call “Mhy” and “Bes” is my best friend since birth! We met during college days when she’s uber taray flaunting all her skirt collection with pamaymay, after that – we are inseperable. She is currently busy with her mommy adventures and family business.

Mylene is the exact opposite of me especially when it comes to beauty products!

It's bath time!

She’s an avid user of Ponds facial care and Aveeno! Mylene loves to use Kerastase to tame her thick hair πŸ™‚ She also switches hair shampoo as I noticed, from Palmolive to Pantene.
We both love liquid soap and uses loofah on a regular basis. She also loves to hit the spa and goes to dermstrata for facial treatments like, Diamond peel and basic facial.


Mylene takes good care of her skin by drinking lots of fluids and taking Vitamin E plus moisturizing due to super dry skin. She keeps it simple with her beauty routine and does not switch products from time to time, I must say she is totally an Aveeno gal, and switches to another brand like Vaseline and Nivea depending on her mood. Ponds is her miracle bottle, it’s her skin’s bestfriend! πŸ™‚

She also have stuff from Sephora, Lush, Body shop, Bath and Body works, Victoria Secret. I only show you her staples! stress magligpit ng gamit hehe!


She usually start with a sophisticated scent in the morning which either Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Lotus or Baby Bench. Among her favorites are scents from Victoria Secret and Body Shop.

Nail Polish

She got her nails done usually at the Nail Salon or home service. When she feels like painting her own nails, she has her own nail lacquers with mix of high end and drugstore brands.


Mylene lives in a stress free make-up world. She is blessed with beautiful skin but sometimes she also wants to put make-up like any other girls. She loves to use Bench Cheek tint and Maybelline’s face powder and BB cream. When she wants to have flirty eyes, she simple use her gadgets for eye lashes and to keep that healthy eyes look, she is obsessed with Benefit’s Ooh La Lift. For her lips, it’s either MAC products or Nivea lip balm and other brands.

Aside from products that she uses as her beauty secret, she also told that her family inspires her most to doll up and have that happy aura… πŸ™‚

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