Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Beauty Junkies, You CAN'T Miss Out on the Lazada Birthday Sale

Hi, yes, I'm still alive. How have you guys been?

I cannot believe that IT'S. BEEN. MONTHS. since I last wrote a blog entry. It bothers me that it always seems like my list of to-dos never ends, but I really wish that soon enough, I'd find the perfect balance in juggling both my #BuhayAhensya and #TeamRaket lifestyle. 

So with that, I've decided to create some changes in my schedule just so I can squeeze in some blogging time every week (Hey, you can't ever let go of your first love, now can you?).

Now on to some (really exciting) announcements.

Lazada's Birthday Sale is happening now, and beauty junkies will definitely have a feast with amazing offers from L'Oreal, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever. With discounts of up to 70%, everyone is sure to haul amazing products from these brands during the 3-day sale!

Here are some Lazada beauty news you absolutely CAN'T MISS:

1. L'Oreal will exclusively launch the L'oreal Paris Color Riche Rouge Magique with Lazada  with an introductory price of P280, 30% off of its retail price of P400 once it hits offline shelves in April. 

2. L'Oreal Paris Excellence Fashion Hair Color will be priced 50% less at P199!

3. L'Oreal Micellar Water Refreshing is now at P157, 30% off of its retail price.

4. Maybelline will have all 15 shades of its Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick at P149 from its original price of P299.

5. Olay will also be offering up to 41% discount during the 3-day sale. 

6. Olay Eyes Pro-Retinol Eye Treatment 15ml will go on sale for only P999, a 41% discount from its original price of P1,699.

7. The price of its bestselling Olay Night Ritual will also be reduced by 33% and will go on sale for only P999.

8. Unilever's Pond's, Dove, and Simple will cut its prices by up to 30%. 

9. The 200ml Simple Micellar Water which originally costs P499 will be priced down to P349.

10. Dove Hair Treatment Vitamin Capsules Intense Repair will also go on sale for only P56 from its retail price of P75.

11. For those who want to get rid of their wrinkles, Pond's Age Miracle Day Cream is the perfect companion and they'd be more delighted to know that it will be priced at only P604 during the 3-day sale instead of it's SRP of P725.

12. Lastly, Nivea will be offering a crazy discount of 70% on its shower gels. Originally priced at 224, Nivea Bath's 6 variants will be available through flash sale for only P68 scheduled on Thursday, March 23, 6AM.

Sounds CRAZY! What are you waiting for? Mark your calendars because Lazada's Birthday Sale is only 'til the 23rd! Lazada offers CASH ON DELIVERY and FREE DELIVERY so getting these beauty must-haves to your doorsteps is as effortless as possible! Hurry!!

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Why I love Simple Skin Care's Micellar Water!

Here's great news for Filipina makeup enthusiasts. SIMPLE Skincare, UK's #1 face care brand, is finally in the Philippines. Yahuuu!

While SIMPLE is famous for their gentle, skin-loving yet highly-effective micellar water, the brand also offers a range of products made specifically for women with sensitive skin (hola, ladies!). Their products gently hydrate skin while providing superior makeup removal and cleansing.

The best part about this skin care line is that SIMPLE uses only skin-loving ingredients that are kind to the planet! Sourced sustainably, it is free from color, fragrance, and other harsh ingredients that might upset our skin. It also delivers its promise of leaving skin thoroughly-cleansed without that icky dry feeling.

I had so much fun at the media launch last October 27 at Le Jardin BGC. Here are some of the photos of the event.

Makeup artist Cristine Duque showed us how effective the micellar water is in removing makeup.

We were given notepads and a pen to write down notes on love and kindness! How cuuute! :)

In a world where you can be anything, be kind! :)

There was a room full of ring lights (OMG) for taking perfect selfies. Hihi.

And of course, a table full of macarons. YOU GUYS. MACARONS.

Anyhoo, enough of the blahs and let's start talking about Simple Skin Care's five amazing skin-loving products!

Each product works in harmony with the skin for a calming and hydrating effect. At the end of the day, face care should always be fuss-free, gentle, and as effective as that. After all, #KindnessIsSimple!

5. The Simple Micellar Cleansing Water (PHP 499/ 200 mL, PHP 799/ 400 mL)

I have super duper sensitive skin, so I was really glad when I heard the news that the famous Simple Micellar Water was coming to the Philippines.

Simple Micellar Water is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. It contains micelles (clever cleansing bubbles) that work to lift away makeup and impurities. It unclogs pores and instantly boosts skin hydration by 90%. It is also non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and dermatologically tested and appproved.

I wear makeup everyday, and I've always been on the search for the perfect makeup remover. I'm really glad I discovered this micellar water cause my skin always feels light, healthy, and refreshed after using this :)

4. Simple Micellar Cleansing Facial Wipes (PHP 299)

This is perfect for girls who are on the go. I use this when I have to freshen up in the car, or when I'm at the office and I need to re-do my makeup cause I'm heading out to a girl's night out right after work. Haha!!

3. Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash (PHP 299 /150 mL).

This, I haven't tried yet. But I heard it's 100% soap-free, so even the most sensitive skin can use this.

2. Simple Dual-Effect Eye Makeup Remover (PHP 499 / 125mL).

I wear waterproof mascara almost everyday, and trying to get rid of my eye makeup before going to bed can be quite a hassle. I really love Simple's eye makeup remover cause it effectively dissolves even the toughest eye makeup without irritating my eyes.

It has a two-part formula that consists of oil and purified water for maximum effect, which means you don't need to harshly rub your eyes when using this. I also wear contact lenses sometimes, and found that I don't even need to worry about my eyes turning red when I use this! :)

The best part about this product? It also cares for the eyelashes and leaves then hydrated and nourished! Win-win!

1. Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer (PHP 499/ 125 mL)

I haven't gotten my hands on this one yet, but I've been hearing a lot about it from beauty bloggers. It claims to keep the skin hydrated for up to 12 hours, as it instantly doubles the skin's hydration levels.

Here's a quick video on trying out the Simple makeup remover and micellar wipes on my eyes and lips! 

Note: I wore light pink lipstick in this video, but as you've noticed, after removing it using the Micellar Cleansing Wipes, my lips turned into a shade of red. It's because of the semi-permanent lip tint I had earlier this year at Browhaus Manila. Please stay tuned for my review on that! :)

SIMPLE SKINCARE is available at Watsons and select supermakets. Follow @simpleskincareph on Instagram or like Simple Skincare PH on Facebook for more! :)


Monday, November 7, 2016

The Launch of the Burger King Chicken Fries (Aka The Day I Danced to PPAP In Public)

Have you ever noticed those big yellow chick ads at the back of some EDSA buses these days? 

Well, I don't know about you, but I definitely have (H E L L O, I face EDSA traffic everyday WEW!! hahaha ok ang daming sinabi!).

Anyway, that little chick has been all over the metro the past weeks becausesurprise, surprise it's the face of Burger King's newest product, the Burger King Chicken Fries! 

What is it, you ask? Well, it's basic math, really. It's simply the meat and flavor of chicken  + the form of fries put together, and voila! Chicken Fries!

The launch was held at the Burger King Greenhills Connecticut branch last October 21.

The event was really cute!!! Each of us was given a box of chicken fries, a certificate of adoption, a few markers, and a bunch of stickers. We were given time to decorate our "chicks" and name them! 

Monday, October 3, 2016

PRO Beauty Contour & Wet N Wild Blush: Makeup Review and Swatches on Tan / Morena Skin

The search is over, you guys. I found my new staple blush! I've been using Bare Minerals' Golden Gate (apricot) blush since forever, and in the spirit of always trying something new, I finally got my hands on a pink blush that's really nice on tan (morena) skin! That, and I also bought a contour and highlight set.

So excited to share with you guys these goodies I discovered this month! I bought them from BEAUTY MNL, an online magazine and shop that just gets Filipinas. I'll create a separate post for my amazing, hassle-free makeup shopping experience. But in the meantime, here's a quick review on Pro Studio Beauty Exclusives' Two Color Contour, and Wet N Wild's Color Icon Blusher. (I linked the page where I saw them online so you can get it from Beauty MNL too, if ya finds yourself liking 'em).

PHP 550

Description (source: 

CLAIM TO FAME: A sleek two-color compact that adds natural depth and dimension to the skin

FAST FACTS: Features two natural and nude powder-based shades; creates subtle contours and definition; colors, defines, and illuminates your cheeks and cheekbones

PERFECT FOR: Nabbing an ultra-healthy, natural glow


I got the shade "Natural", which was recommended for tan / morena skin. 

The highlighter powder is white and matte, while the contour powder is REALLY pigmented (so you gotta be careful applying it)! A little really goes a long way. It stays on for hours and I love the natural, sun-kissed glow I get with it! Love, love, love!!




Amazing pigmentation
Stays on for hours
Gives a natural glow
Lightweight so it's easy to carry around

It's really hard to get your hands on Pro Beauty products! They only have one branch in the Philippines (Salcedo, Makati). Good thing they're available on Beauty MNL!

Would I recommend this?

PHP 299

Ah, here it is. My favorite blush at the moment! I really have a thing for (sometimes, exaggerated) pink cheeks these days, idk why, and I'm just so happy I found the perfect pink for my skin tone!!

Description (source:

CLAIM TO FAME: Blendable, buildable blush

FAST FACTS: Delivers blendable sheen and a radiant pop of color; treated nylon powders provide long-lasting tint; non-cakey formula applies smoothly on skin; dermatologist-tested

PERFECT FOR: A healthy and natural-looking glow

Wet N Wild's Color Icon in Berry Shimmer is a warm pink shade with red undertones and gold shimmer.

I remember scrolling through articles on Beauty MNL and stumbled upon an article about recommended makeup for morenas, and this was on the list! I immediately bought it and didn't regret a thing.

 It gives an amazing, glowy effect and I honestly think it looks even prettier the longer it's on the face (it gives a natural-looking pink!). Again, a little goes a LOOONG way cause this is also really pigmented! It's my first Wet N Wild product, and I think it's really nice for a drugstore brand. (Not to mention really affordable).

It's amazing, period. 

Really pigmented
Beautiful, dark pink color
Amazing on darker skin tones
Gives a natural-looking glow
Stays on for hours

The applicator brush that comes with doesn't really does its job (so better use your own brush)!
The color might be too flashy for some people cause it's really PINK (all caps para intense!). So if you wear this you gotta be confident and slay the look! :D

Would I recommend this?
DUH. That is, if pink is your thing. 

More photos!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Lips But Better: Mehr By Mac (Swatches on Tan / Morena Skin)

I've finally found my MLBB (short for my lips but better). I usually wear dark lips to work, to the mall, to church, (and even to school before), cause it was difficult to find pink lipstick that would suit my morena (tan) skin tone.

If you would look at my lipstick collection, it would be full of reds, plums, purples, nudes—but forget about pinks, cause I usually shy away from them.

But one uneventful day at SM Megamall, I found myself swatching lipsticks at a MAC store, found the perfect pink shade for me, bought it without thinking twice, and the rest is history.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

My Kathryn Bernardo-Inspired Cut by Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis, Makati

"A haircut? Again??"— Hershey's sorority sister
"Hay ano na naman pinagdadaanan mo."— Hershey's college friend

Yes, I had my fourth haircut this year.

And I had three reasons why:

Reason #1. Heartache (Whut....................hello hi).

Reason #2. I had my hair chopped off super duper short 6 months back, and alas, it was already starting to grow out ~awkwardly~

Reason #3. I am a closet Kathryn Bernardo fan (I may or may not admit this in person), and I finally decided to listen to my closet-fan-girl-heart's desire to try to cop her look.

Out of impulse, I woke up one Saturday at 12PM (whut) and said, "Whatever, I'm going to Makati today."

And the next thing I knew, I was at Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis.

Monday, September 19, 2016

DEWmocracy: Be Heard and Make Your Stand!

Last August 12, we got to be part of something historicalMountain Dew launched the country's first ever DEWmocracy.

Yup, they just launched TWO new flavors, Blue Shock and Live Wire.

As exciting as this sounds, only ONE could remain, and it's up to YOU guys to decide on Mountain Dew's fate. ;)

Blue Shock is for the fresh and adventurous. It has a distinct raspberry flavor unique to Filipinos.

For the loud and electrifying, Live Wire is the choice for you. It is the classic orange flavor we Pinoys love.

Which flavor will remain?

Be heard and make your stand. Everyone has a voice. Are you #DewBlueShock or #DewLiveWire?

Vote now on Twitter and Instagram to make your votes count. Voting period ends  on October 31, 2016.

 Voters of the winning flavor will have a chance to win a brand new pickup truck!!!
WOOOT WOOT! Perfect for a road trip! ;)

Now enough of the intro and please allow me to share photos from the event that day!

The beautiful Joyce Pring hosted the showdown.

While Ramon Bautista and Sam YG headed the two competing teams, Livewire and Blue Shock, respectively.

It was really fun to watch personalities like Saab Magalona, Patty Tiu, etc. participate in flip top and bottle-flip battles. Hahaha.

Saab of Team Livewire successfully flipped the bottle! (Luckily, I caught the winning moment on cam! Watch the vid below!)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

OMG! It's Mobile Shopping Day on 9.9!

Addicted to online shopping? Raise your hand if you're guilty!

I know I am! After a tiring day at work, browsing through online shops before going to bed is part of what I would like to call, "Me Time Therapy".

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cop the 90s Look: Girl Next Door

Not gonna lie, I was a hundred percent giddy when Maybelline Philppines challenged us to re-create OOTDs back in the 90s. For the Cop the 90s Look challenge, I wore the Maybelline Nude Brown lipsticks (read my review on them HERE), since brown lips were all the rage back then.

Of course, the 90s look wouldn't be complete without this hairstyle! Who remembers wearing her hair like this? Half-pony with two strands of hair in the front! Lol. 

Bright off-shoulder top: Trippy Swag | Choker: Borrowed from my officemate, Audrey |
Pants: Forever 21

I love, love, love the 90s! From the toys we grew up playing, to the (oftentimes crazy) fashion trends we wore, and down to the music (I had a Britney Spears phase--I mean, who didn't?!).

And there you have it! Look number one! :) Stay tuned for the second look. ;)

PS. These were shot during our break at work. Lol. The perks of working with photographers and having a studio right inside the office. Hahaha!



PS. Have you joined my Maybelline #NudeBrowns #CrazyOverCreamyMattes giveaway? 

Just follow me on Instagram (@heyhershey) and Twitter (@heyhersheyy), and RT this tweet!

Friday, September 2, 2016

An Honest Review on the Maybelline #BrownNudes Lipstick Range (Includes swatches!)

I'm going to keep this as real as possible.

I grew up using Maybelline make-up. I use their products everyday (face powder, blush, 24 hr eyeshadow, mascara, etc.), but I wasn't a super huge fan of their lipsticks.

Don't get me wrong: I did love their shades and colors. I really did (see my Maybelline velvet matte lipstick review HERE). But they just weren't as pigmented and long-lasting as I wanted them to be.

Last week, I received a surprise package from Maybelline.

It looked like a purse, which I really found creative (so yay, A+ for packaging that hehe).

And inside it were a compact powder foundation, a brow pencil, and their newest range of lipsticks, the Maybelline Nude Browns.

Brown Nudes is their newest lipstick range. Each is sold for PHP 299.

(L-R): Nude Embrace, Daringly Nude, Nude Nuance, Clay Crush, and Burgundy Blush)


- The lipstick housing/ packaging looked okay. Nothing new about it.

- Their shades, however, surprised me. I LOVE how each shade perfectly matched my morena skin tone. 

- The pigmentation also surprised me. They didn't come off sheer. It's CREAMY MATTE, NOT MATTE.  Don't worry, it's NOT glossy! It's matte, but has a creamy texture to it. These were the first Maybelline lipsticks that lasted on my lips the whole day (with a few touch-ups here and there). 

- My top three favorites are the Burgundy Blush, the Nude Nuance, and the Nude Embrace.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Story Time: Be Here, Now.

We’re always in a hurry, aren’t we?

We rush to get things done, and hope to get to places sooner.

We’re too busy working and hustling and planning, often pushing away family, and being too busy to meet with friends, living in high hopes that life will be better, one day.

But life isn’t a rehearsal for something later. Life is happening, now.

Stasi Eldredge once said, “Life is a tenuous thing—fragile, fleeting. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Be here now! Be here now! Be here now!”

So take a pause. Breathe. Look around. Listen. Smell the flowers. Or smell the pages of a worn out book. Laugh. Linger over coffee. Sing. Sing even if you can’t sing. Dance. Run. Write to a loved one. Don't forget to say the magic words I love you, and thank you, and I'm sorry. Remember. Be kind. Appreciate the beauty around you.

And above all things,

Love, and be grateful.

Be here now.


Photo of a 6PM sunset, on my walk back home from work. Just figured out that I take this same route everyday (with the same old houses and the same old crappy road), yet I just noticed the beauty of it all tonight.

It doesn't hurt to take a pause and thank creation for the beauty it selflessly offers :)