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Fabulous Nail Polish to Try This 2019 Holiday Season

We are a few days away from the holiday season and you know what this means right? This means that aside from being jolly, this is also the season where decking your nails in too much sparkle is totally acceptable. Yes! This is the glittering season and this is the best time to get festive in our nail polishes. With the countless colors, finishes and textures to choose from, there is no need to fret as we have listed some of the holidays approved nail polishes that can make you feel merry and bright!

1. OPI Red

When we think of holidays, red is the first color that comes to mind because there is something about it that feels so right. The bright shade is so perfect for the holidays and whether you like to go glitzy or classic, OPI Dip powder has the perfect shade for everyone.  Red as an apple, you can either put it as it is or use it as an accent to your favorite nail art, there is no wrong way to rock it this season. If you don’t want to go over the top, you can opt for the classic red nail bed and finish it with a glitter French nail and you are ready for the holidays.

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Dermacol Make-up Cover Review

This brand I believe deserves some recognition for a cover all type of makeup. Currently available online (check online stores which also has physical stores). This is a creme foundation of Dermacol came from the Czech Republic. It has the extreme full coverage foundation and I believe it covers better than my current foundation. I decided to use this foundation last December when I experience a major skin break out posted here.

I skip most of my existing makeup for the face during that time and look out for something else favorable for my skin condition and sure is a hypoallergenic one.

PRODUCT CLAIMS

BENEFITS:

  • Waterproof
  • Hypoallergenic
  • For all skin types
  • SPF 30
  • Preservative free

COVERAGE: Full (extreme)
The clinically tested, extreme covering Make up Cover was created as the first of its kind in Europe and one of the first in the world. The license for this foundation was eventually sold to Hollywood. It contains 50% pigments, which makes it a weapon against skin imperfections. DERMACOL MAKE-UP COVER provides PERFECT COVERAGE even in thin layers and is the perfect corrector for dark under-eye, unpleasant spots and skin blemishes. It completely covers acne, loss of pigmentation, post-surgical bruising, tattoos etc. It may be used on the entire face or body for color correction, darkening or lightening the skin tones, and ensuring ideal balance. It is widely used as a professional make-up for photo or film shoots, modeling and for festive occasions.

Volume: 30 g
 Dermacol Make-up Cover provides outstanding coverage with a natural looking finish for your entire face and body. Your skin will be well balanced and have a velvety matte appearance.

The product comes with a tube made of golden aluminum with shades 207-224. You may use the cap to pop the tube.

The product is not easy to blend like the other foundations since the consistency is too thick and creamy. You may mix it with a moisturizer or primer for easier blending and if you prefer a medium coverage.

I got the shade in #210 and notice it was light for me.

THOUGHTS:

  • Creates a flawless look and love the coverage
  • Needs to moisturize if you have dry patches
  • A small portion goes a long way. 
  • Lasts for several hours if staying cool indoors but not recommended for outside use especially during summer
  • Creates a dewy matte finish
  • It transfers easily
  • Settle into lines unless I set it with powder
  • The product contains too much oil, I noticed it when transferring few cream on my travel jar. Too much oil from foundation usually makes the product stick to skin longer BUT may cause breakouts to others. 

I didn’t break out from this product for almost 3 weeks of using it. However, I just can’t use it for this summer because it’s too hot in Manila and you might see me always wiping my skin to freshen. I might recommend this for people who’s always staying cool indoors like office, but not for 

Where to buy? Online I got mine for around 18 USD

Binondo’s Bee Tin Grocery In Binondo

Since I started roaming streets of Binondo and trying out different fast food, we’ve been always served with Jasmine tea (than water). I just remembered YingYing Tea House for their Jasmine Tea. And that started my craving for this kind of tea. I searched for stores selling Jasmine tea and found this red store after the bridge in Binondo, the Bee Tin Grocery.

I finally found my Jasmine Tea here, I got it for only Php 195 for 100 jasmine tea bags already. Bee Tin Grocery also has some dried leaves for your chosen tea. Bee Tin also offers different kinds of ingredients you need for Asian Cuisines such as mushrooms, seeds, dried fruits, noodles, soy sauce, rice vinegar, kimchi, chilli sauce, curry, miso paste, and herbs.

You may also find some snacks inside! Know KIAMOY? Different kinds!
Staffs are helpful and they would be willing to help you if you’re looking for something inside. Do not worry if Guards roam inside especially at the back area, they are mindful for pickpockets.

I think if you look like Chinese (like me). the store owner would give you a discount even without asking.

I love buying their peanut bar. This would be one of the best places I will miss in Binondo. As Binondo wouldn’t be complete without Bee Tin Grocery
If you’re looking for rare Asian food or ingredients, try checking out Bee Tin Grocery!

HyC 150 Supports Women Entrepreneurs At Recent 9th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference

HyC 150 recently supported the 9th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference held by the Network for Enterprising Women (NEW). The organization is composed of a group of women who share the advocacy of exchanging ideas, sharing of experience, and widening their network for business.

The annual conference featured inspirational speaker and best-selling author Francis Kong and Mary Grace owner Mary Grace Dimacali who both shared business tips and inspirational insights to current and aspiring women entrepreneurs.

The event was supported by a number of sponsors, one of which is beauty brand HyC 150. The label also advocates women empowerment by helping them be their most confident and beautiful selves. Manufactured by Fine Japan Co. Ltd., HyC 150 contains 7 active and youth-inducing ingredients like Collagen, Hyaluron, Elastin, Biotin, Vitamin C, Ubiquinol, and Pearl Coix, for healthy, youthful-looking, beautiful skin.

HyC150 is manufactured by FINE Japan Co. Ltd. and is distributed in the Philippines by BrightRay Enterprises. For more information, visit our website at www.HyC150.com; “Like” us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HyC150); follow us on Twitter (#HyC150) or Instagram (@HyC150), or call (02) 5467297, 09177750779. HyC150 is available at selected Watsons stores nationwide and online at Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph).