Create moments under the sun with Dermplus Sunblock

Who doesn't love a little fun in the sun? The beach can be a perfect way to spend the day and get some summer moments with your love ones. Summer means sun, shorts, sandals, bathing suits, and bronzed skin. But with beach hair and shorter hemlines comes the dangers that not only instigate the probability of skin cancer, but the aging process as well. Sun exposure is, essentially, subjecting yourself to sun damage – but in the same note, avoiding the outdoors altogether is both impractical and nearly impossible.

Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is the answer to your skin problems this summer. It is formulated with unbeatable UVA and UVB filters to protect your skin in the harsh ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Dermplus sunblock physically blocks and reflects light and it also helps heal skin damage caused by over-exposure to the sun.  Dermplus Sunblock is available in different SPF’s like SPF 24 that is recommended for morena skin and for indoor use, SPF 35 for fair skin and SPF 80 and 130 for extreme outdoor activities. Use Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock and worry no more about the harmful Ultra Violet A (UVA) and Ultra Violet B (UVB) rays. Whether you go will spend your summer in Boracay, Cebu, Palawan or in Bohol, never forget your number one sun defense partner.

Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is available in all leading drugstores, supermarket and department stores nationwide. For more information call 817 33 03 or like us on facebook. 

Sunshine Blogger Award

Being nominated to such award really is refreshing, it makes me feel that my blog is appreciated by many. To be honest, this will be my first time do this kind of post even though I've been nominated to some blog awards before. That doesn't mean that I ignored those who nominated me, it's just that I always forgot to do the tag myself because: 1) I have too many pending posts to do, and 2) I am a very forgetful person. But this time, I wanted to make a change, and I want to thanks, Gen-zel (read her post here) for nominating me for Sunshine Blogger Award. 

1. Post a picture of the Sunshine Blogger Award
2. Post 11 random facts about you
3. Answer 11 questions from the nominating blogger
4. Link back to the blogger who nominated you
5. Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers, that you feel bring sunshine to the blogging world. (Be sure to notify them)
6. Write 11 questions for your nominated blogger

1. I like pink better than yellow. Meaning to say that this blog should be "The Touch of Pink" but ended up as "The Touch of Yellow" because the other name is already unavailable. 
2. I love to read books, and they are the reason why I am always missing in action here on my blog.
3. I am a sucker for anything floral. I'm sure that I've mention this before, that my favorite one is Rosa Centifolia. 
4. I love ice cream and smoothies
5. Checking my e-mail every hour
6. Buying something then regret it afterwards
7. Editing and taking pictures when I'm bored
8. I always cheat when it comes to my eating diet. 
9. Love watching animated movies and reading comics (manga in japan)
10. I like wearing high-heel shoes but always ended up wearing flats
11. Dreaming to become "Animator" and work for Disney and Pixar. 

My answers to Gen-zel's questions:
1. One makeup product you can't live without? 
- Lipstick
2. What's your dream vacation?
- Anywhere quiet with a beautiful view
3. Silliest thing you've ever done?
- Going home from school in Makati to Cavite bare footed
4. Who's your ultimate celebrity crush?
- George Clooney, Daniel Craig & Leonardo DiCaprio
5. Favorite Singer?
- Whitney Houston
6. Food you hate?
- Salad
7. Most Favorite red lipstick?
- currently, it's Lioele Lip Color Stick Rebecca
8. Android or iOS? Why?
- Both
9. What is blogging to you?
- Blogging is my hobby. I love every bit that comes from my blog but it's definitely not a job to settle for for me. 
10. Most favorite blog site?
- Too many to mention
11. Dress or pants?
- Pants. 

I am tagging:
Monica of
Aimee of
Andy of
Donah of
Rini of
Awungshi of
Marxie of
Rhea of
Kim of
Kath of
And all worth reading

My questions for you are:
1. Books or Movies? Why?
2. Favorite writer/director? 
3. How often do you blog?
4. What's your other hobby beside blogging?
5. Any meaning behind your blog's name?
6. When did you know you're going to be a blogger?
7. Something you're looking forward to?
8. What's your fashion signature?
9. Your most favorite makeup and skincare product?
10. Name three to five items you'd take with you when Zombie apocalypse ever happen?
11. Are you a morning person? If yes, what's your morning routine?

I really enjoyed doing this tag. I'm sure that my nominees are thinking that my questions are lame, just bear with me. Haha! Now, I really want to read your answers so make sure you'll notify me when you've done this tag. :)

xoxo, M.

Bornprettystore's Brow Combo Review

Who among you, are eyebrow freak? Well, this post might catch your interest. Brow Combo. Actually, this is a double product review and yes, these products aren't sold as set. As we all know, Bornprettystore has a wide variety of beauty, fashion, and any other products for women's. Today, I will share my recent product-review choice.

I entitled it as Brow Combo simply because they're both for eyebrows, obviously. Honestly, my brows are always my problem when applying makeup. I think you already know why. LOL
Price: USD4.18
Alright. As much as I wanted to provide my own photo's of this product, I can't, because I misplaced these three brow shaping templates. Worst, is that I still haven’t taken any decent photo for review! So, I decided to grab some photos at Naver just to show you how these things work.

Yes, I know that you’re thinking that they are exactly like the one from Etude House because they really are - from the packaging up to the written Korean words on the stencil. I actually couldn’t say how they differ because I still haven’t tried the ones from EH myself. And so.. let’s all leave that behind and move on to my review. ^o^

These eyebrow stencil template set has three different eyebrow styles: one, the Korean-straight-eyebrow style, two, the arched style, and three, the fierce and pointed style. Please bear with my terms as I really don’t have an idea on how I should call them. They only stayed with me for a couple of weeks then gone away.

The stencils are unexpectedly bendable, which makes it really hard to use. Especially if you have a weak grip like mine, ‘cause your brow will end up being messy while using these stencils. Yes, the brow styles are perfect, but girl, it isn’t user friendly at all. And with that, I meant that I really had a difficulty using it. The fact that they soft and bends easily, it tends to adjust the spaces and your eyebrow will turn into a complete mess. I suggest using it as a pattern, using it as your brow outline, then putting it down and continue with your usual brow routine. That is way much better than using the stencils completely. Am I being redundant now? Forgive me, I can’t find the right words to explain it to you guys. 

Overall experience:   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 2/5

Price: USD1.99
I must say that this eyebrow pencil is definitely good considering its cheap price tag. The packaging is really cute. It comes in a pink, sturdy plastic with a white polka dot design.  It is also retractable so you won't need to sharpen it every now and then. You really can't tell that this eyebrow pencil is only worth 2-dollars. Have you tried any product from Dolly Wink? Because it looks like it is a product of Dolly Wink. 

The eyebrow itself has a flat-rectangular shape, which is weird, but surprisingly convenient to use. By the way, I chose the lightest brown shade of this one. The pigment is really great and it really matches the color of my hair. I didn't expect that the flat-rectangular shape of this eyebrow can draw any style easily. 

It lasts a whole day too without fading and that is really nice, yes? Too bad that it doesn't come with a brush. Other than not having a brush, I don't have any cons for this product. :)

Overall rating:   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5

This really is a brow combo and with these, I must and should practice doing my own brows. Are you the one who does your brows? Let me know. 

xoxo, M.

Zalora's First Ever Pop Up Shop at Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive

Did you visit Zalora's First Ever Pop Up Shop that happened last April 11-13,2014 at Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive. If you didn't, then you just let the biggest sale ever happened at Zalora! We all enjoyed up to 50% off of fashionable items from Zalora. 

My friend, Monica, and I visited the pop up shop on their first day. Of course, that also means, shopping~!!! Ha-ha-ha! Well, we were part of the media people who got the chance to shop first and enjoy the first few pairs of their shoes. 
Guess what? All the pumps, wedges, or even stilettos were on sale and they're only worth Php500! Yes, you're not reading it wrong because it is indeed P500 and not P5000. While the flats are for as low as P300. I know, right? That is such a steal, real steal as what Monica said last time. LOL
I was actually looking for a pink running shoes, unfortunately there wasn't any. But, Keds-Taylor Swift edition is also on sale and from P2999, it is now P1000. Monica was able to get a pair for herself while I was on the side and nagmumukmok because my size wasn't available. 

We even got the chance to meet the these three renowned fashion bloggers; David, Aisa, and Angela. Their outfit really stand out. So, here's our selfie together and with Ed, who invited us there.
There was a large and too many designs available that you, girls, will go gaga for! I'm sure that most of you visited Zalora's First Ever Pop Up Shop at Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive and did some shoe hoarding! I am pretty sure that you didn't go home empty handed. :) Just like me and Monica. Haha

Bornprettystore's Set of Knuckle Rings

It is indeed fun to accessorize. Like I was saying a million times on my accessories posts – accessories could either make or ruin your outfit. When it comes to rings, I’m really not into it. I have these chubby fingers that rings can’t fit on. LOL Not until knuckle rings became popular. Those hardly fit rings that I have on stock long way before are now a knuckle rings. Haha! And Bornprettystore sent me a set of knuckle rings for review purposes. Cool, I know. J

Oops, I know what you’re thinking right now. You’re thinking that my fingers aren’t that chubby at all. Well, I hate to admit it, but those aren’t my fingers, but my cousins; remember the girl who modeled for my leggings? That’s her. I asked her again to be a hand model for my rings. It’s really hard when you’re the only person in the family that has enough patience, taking photos, I mean, good photos. I knew that if she’ll model for me, then my photos will look so much better and the opposite if I will take a photo of my hands myself. 
Bornprettystore Set of Knuckle Ring
You can wear it separately or all together, but I prefer to wear it all at once like three rings on my right fingers then the other four on the left. They’re gold and the material doesn’t look cheap at all. The rings look really good and make my fingers look whiter. Pair it with a nice gold nail polish and you’ll totally rock it! The designs are all elegant and pretty, girly, if I may say. I just wish that they have bigger sizes.

The downside though is that the color fades very fast. I only used it for a week and I noticed that some of the rings were changing color. What’s also bad is that it leaves a ring-stain on my fingers that look like bruises.  And it looks really awful.

Still, you can’t expect much for a ring with a price tag that’s less than two dollars, right? They’re totally worth the try! Use my discount code and you’ll avail an automatic 10% off on your orders. 

7Pcs/Set Shiny Nail Ring Deliacte Bow Heart Skull Design Knuckle Ring
Price: USD1.99

Are you into knuckle rings too? :)

xoxo, M.

BDJ Box Beauty Social: Tres Chic

Bonjour, Bella's! Just recently, BDJ Box has once again organized an event. It is the BDJ Box Beauty Social and this time, the theme was Tres Chic, which was held last March 23, 2014 at SM Aura Samsung Hall. And of course, as a Bella myself, I didn't let it pass and attended the event with my sister.

Our assigned talk was at 1pm but we arrived at the venue one hour early to roam around the brand partners of BDJ Box. Here are most of the booths that we visited.
These are most of the booths at the event. I didn't took a picture of them all mainly because I was only using my phone as my camera that day and the venue is sort of masikip na because of so many attendees.
So, our first talk was the one with Sarah Black, featuring Canon. I chose this talk because I really want to learn any tips and tricks in taking photos and I really did learned some. Ms. Sarah Black is really pretty, she has a very nice skin and hair, in short, I envy her. LOL I actually spent the whole talk staring at her. ^^ She gave us few tips on how to take a good selfie which of course, interest all of us. :)

Our second talk was just after the first. It's the Up Close and Flawless with Max Factor. Bobbyi Carlos showed us his playful summer look and gave us tips on what makeup we should wear during summer. They also introduced the Max Factor's newest product, the whipped cream foundation. And guess what? All of us in the talk got a free sample of that product. Yay!

Thanks to BDJ Box, I was able to meet my blogger buddies again. Too bad we didn’t hang out much then but it was still fun! All of us received a loot bag which I forgot to take a photo before using some.

It was yet another event full of fun, and beauty! I really learned a lot from the talk’s I’m in. And I can’t wait for the next BDJ Box Social! Once again, thank you BDJ team!

REVIEW | Lioele Lip Color Stick

I don't know the reason why I became this addicted to any lip products. Whenever I see a new colors, or even the same colors of my previous lipsticks with only different swatches, I can't help but buy it. This time, it is not something I bought but a review product from Beauteque. It's Lioele Lip Color Stick.

I'm sure that most of you are familiar with the brand, if not, then Lioele is a Korean makeup brand. I've been seeing this Lioele Lip Color Stick before and they're always on sale but still kind of hesitated to buy it. Yet, thanks to Beauteque that I'm able to try it! :)
 If I am not mistaken, this is the improved packaging of Lioele Lip Color Stick. Before, the design is very simple and Lioele take it to the next level in terms of packaging by adding some cute-ness on it. You'll instantly notice that Lioele Lip Color Stick is like a jumbo crayons that kids use. There is a different characters that represents each shades.
Each colors are named and mine are:
02 Jessie - Orange
03 Candice - Pink
04 Rebecca - Red
Cool right?
There's no need to use a sharpener with this one because you only have to twist the lower part of the stick to adjust the product to the desired height of usage. It's pretty convenient that way but the twister is kinda loose so you better watch out for it whenever you're putting it in a tight place.
 The texture is very creamy and soft. It's so easy to apply on the lips as it'll glides on your lips real smooth, literally! And because it has a pointed tip, it's easy to apply and have a full-lips especially when using Rebecca, the red one. Non-scented and very easy to use.

CandiceShe is sweet, girly and simply cute. This baby pink is a perfect shade for an every day look and great to be used as a blush as well! With a pink like this, you can't go wrong.

JessieShe is gentle, happy and has a sweet girl character. This perfect shade of peach is great for the warm seasons. A unique blend of orange and red for an irresistibly adorable look.

Rebecca She is fierce, bold and beautiful. If you are looking for the perfect red pout, look no further. With all the added benefits with such a bold color, you won't have to worry about creases or fine lines - all you have to do is rock it!

Lioele Lip Color Stick has a very good pigmentation. You won't need to apply a second coating because it'll give you the color you wanted. The finish is moist. The moisturizing property of Lioele Lip Color Stick sure is impressive; no need to apply a lip balm because it acts like one. I really love how this lip pencils are like lipsticks when I always assumed that maybe they're most likely a tint.

The only problem with Lioele Lip Color Stick is that it transfers easily. There was this time when my sister accidentally bump in to me and slightly touched my lips; and guess what? it leaved a full lipstick mark on her shirt! Haha! But this is where it gets tricky. Why? because my lips remained as red as rose. Oha! Although it's no more moist but matte this time. Impressive, I know. Now, I should say that the lasting power of Lioele Lip Color Stick is so very long! Approximately, 8-10 hours; by that time, it'll look more like a tint but with strong color, like you just re-applied it on your lips.

Overall Experienced:   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

Lioele Lip Color Stick
Available in 4 colors
Price: USD8.99
Available at: Beauteque

Have you tried a product like this before? ^^ Comment down what you think!~

xoxo, M.

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Current, Skin Care Routine + Tips

Many of you are asking what my secret in having a good skin is. You might not notice, but I do too have skin problems like; big pores, and a few scars on my cheeks. And because of the products that I am using to take care of my skin, those problems are getting better each passing day. Now, I will share my current skincare routine.

Daily Routine
Phsyiogel Cleanser - for removing my makeup
Human Nature Balancing Facial Wash - for daily cleansing
Klair's Supple Preparation Toner - for toning
MUA Fabulous Star Cream - acts as my daily moisturizer
Etude House Wonder Pore Corrector - acts as my daily serum

Weekly Routine
Hayan Crystal Oatmeal Peeling Gel - for exfoliating, usage is twice a week
Kiss Collagen Cream - for whitening, usage is twice a week
Enca AC Clinic Pinky Powder - for pimples or any other kind of breakouts.

I am not saying that my routine will work for everyone. In order to have a nice skin, you must know first your skin condition; is it acne prone, dry, oily, normal, or combination? If you already know your skin condition, then it is easier to pick and buy the products for you.

Another tip before buying a skincare product is to do a research. Read reviews of the people who tried the product you wished to buy and if possible, try the sample first or the smallest one before buying the full size. Just make sure that you always give the product a second chance. Did it give you a breakout after first use? Try to give it another try, maybe your skin is just adjusting. If anything goes wrong after a week of usage, then that's your cue to stop using the product. :)

Most of you might already know that our skin is adjusting to the climate. That also means that you have to change your skin care product every six months. It doesn't mean that if it works on you, then you'll use it until the end of time (okay, that's an exaggeration. lol). Why? because your skin will become immune to the product. Yes, I do believe that there are products that are really hiyang mo. Let me give you a situation: It's summer, and from normal skin type it became really oily but you continued to use the product that is made for normal skin. Do you think that'll still work? I will let you answer that. ^^

How about you? What's your current skin care routine? Any tips to share? Comment it down!

xoxo, M.