The search for that elusive curl - Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler

I was often told by my girl friends that they like my eyelashes as they are thick and long. They don’t know that my lashes are quite difficult to manage as they are stick straight and refuses to retain its curl no matter what I do. That’s why it is essential in my case to always have an eyelash curler on hand so I can maintain my lashes curled state.

I’m sure most if not all of you have heard about Shu Uemura’s famous eyelash curler. It had been raved by thousands of beauty gurus and makeup artists. It has been said to be universal – it can fit any eye shape without pinching the skin. It has been hailed by different magazines and online beauty portals as a must have beauty product and I’m sold by all this marketing buzz as I do want to have a curler that works you know? A curler that can really give my lashes a well-defined curl that stays throughout the day. The only problem is its steep price tag. I find ₱1,000+ too high a price for just a curler. 

I’m glad I’ve done my research and found face- off between Shu uemura and Fanny Serrano’s curler  by Julia of blessmybag’s review – HERE and  makeup artist Nikki of AskMeWhats – HERE  I’m sold! Haha  if there’s a cheap alternative that works, I’ll definitely swim in that pool! 

For a pocket friendly price of ₱ 175 I did not hesitate to purchase this. According to Julia, the size and shape of Fanny and Shu’s are practically the same and the differences are only minor. Go check their reviews so you can read their side by side comparison.

Direction for use:
Use eyelash curler before applying mascara. Mascara-laden lashes may stick to your curler and tear your lashes. Place curler as close to the base of the lashes as possible. For a more gentle curl, squeeze the curler and walk them out toward the end of the lashes squeezing with each step.

They also sell extra pads in 3s for ₱45.00 wherein Shu (according to my research) doesn’t sell any, you have to buy a new curler to compensate for it – yikes! BTW, you have to throw away and replace curler pads that are broken as using them will decrease the curlers efficacy and it may end up pulling your lashes out.

I've been using this since 2012 and I like it overall as its very affordable, I actually lost this last year and there were no hard feelings because it’s cheap, it’s so easy to replace LOL  It does the job although my lashes still droops after 2 hours or so but I blame my lashes. My lashes are too stick straight. Also there are parts of my lashes that the curler fails to catch which are the outer most sides of my eye and if I'm not careful it can pinch the skin around that area. I think the shape of my eyes are flat compared to the shape of the curler which protrudes outward.

You can buy this eyelash curler in most SM Dept stores, Watsons and at FS Cosmetics counters nationwide. If you are hesitant to buy Shu's or Shiseido's because of the steep price tag, then this would definitely be a good start.

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Eau Thermale Avene Exhibit Takes SM Aura By Storm

Last March 14-20, SM Aura Premier held its Beauty Fair that features your favorite beauty brands at awesome and discounted prices. The week-long exhibit was highlighted by a weekend sale that gave shoppers as high as 70% discount.

Eau Thermale Avène, the leading dermo-cosmetic brand in Europe, can be considered the star of the show as its booth was the busiest. Avene exhibited its various line of skin care that ranges from Sun Care, Hypersensitive, Skin Care, Cleanance, Essentials, Dry Skin and Anti-Aging. The booth was accented by a posh flower wall design that acted as a photo wall for all visitors.

Other main attractions include free facial, skin analysis and derma consultation done by board-certified dermatologists. Shoppers including beauty and lifestyle bloggers Krish Enrique-Rai and Edward Santos visited the booth and checked out Avene’s products.

“When I was invited in an Avene event that happened in Salon Beauvoir, I had the chance to check out the product and was so impressed about the results. Since then, I became a fan of Avene” said beauty blogger Krish Enrique-Rai, blogger of Bonita Feminista.

Lifestyle blogger Edward Santos also shared the same experience with Avene. “I was introduced to Avene late last year when I reviewed the Avene Cleanance. I love the product and I immediately got hooked. That is why when I learned about this exhibit, I knew I had to be here so I can also check out Avene’s other product line” shared Santos, lifestyle blogger, Ednything.com

The week-long exhibit also featured an Instaroid photo box where Avene booth visitors enjoyed using this latest technology where guests gets to instantly print their smartphone pictures.

“We thank all our loyal customers for supporting our activities. We look forward to do more events so that our market can be able to experience Avene’s wide range of beauty products in a most memorable and fun way. We are now preparing for a special summer event happening in the beautiful island of Boracay and we expect everyone who will attend the annual Laboracay festivities to visit our booth. We will exhibit our latest product, Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Solaire SPF50, so you can enjoy the summer sun without breaking out .” said Harry Tsai, the General Manager of Karihome Inc. official distributor of Avène products here in the Philippines.

For the latest update on Eau Thermale Avene, visit the official Facebook page and like https://www.facebook.com/EauThermaleAvenePH/


Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ ends in National Training Camp in Manila

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska started its search for the best basketball players in the country through Regional Selection Camp that was held at Baguio City, Davao, Cebu and Don Bosco Institute in Makati.

Boys and girls who joined the search for the ten best boys and five best girls basketball players will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There was also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

This year’s program started with the tip-off at in the same venue last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, ran in April with stops at Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 

The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA legends Norris Cole of New Orleans Pelicans and Taj McWilliams, former Minnesota Lynx, will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visitwww.jrnba.asia/philippineswww.alaskamilk.com, and  www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.alaskaplayph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.


Beat the Heat by Avoiding These Summer Skincare Mistakes


This coming summer is looking to be a hot one, which means many of us will likely head to the beach to cool off. If you're not careful, however, you could get more than just sand, sea, and sun.
Protect your skin against the sweltering heat this summer by being prepared and informed. Start by getting to know and avoiding these all too common summer skincare mistakes.

Neglecting Proper Sunscreen Use
Sunscreen should be an important part of your summer skincare routine, but many of us do away with it for various reasons. For some, it's expensive, it doesn't feel good on the skin, or it's not practical if you're not planning to stay under the sun for a long time.

First off, not all sunscreen lotions are expensive. These may be a bit pricier compared to ordinary lotions, but the purchase is worth it. Many sunscreens on the market are also formulated for quick skin absorption, which does away with the sticky residual feeling. Dermplus sunscreens, for example, provide excellent skin protection from the sun, features a quick absorb formula, and comes in different variants and sizes depending on your need and skin type.

One important thing many people don't know is that  you can get sunburn even when indoors. UV light can penetrate through glass windows, which means even if you are at home or in the office and you happen to be next to a window, you still are exposed.
Make it a habit to use Dermplus to all exposed areas of the body every day, especially this summer.
Ignoring Dead Skin Cells
The sun and sand may feel good on your feet, but these can damage the skin. Be sure to exfoliate your skin before hitting the beach. Removing the dead skin cells allow for the growth of new, healthy cells, which makes the skin smoother and feeling softer.
Exfoliation also allows the sunblock and other skincare products to be more effective, as it can go deeper into the skin.
Relying on Clothes Alone for Sun Protection
Our summer outfits are often light, airy, and colorful. This, however, could mean your skin (even the non-exposed parts) does not get enough protection.
The sando, the sun dress, or that light summery polo shirt provide very little protection against the sun. For this, it's best to sunscreen it up all over, and maybe even getting clothes with built-in sun protection.
Getting Dehydrated
Dehydration not only causes headaches and extreme thirst, it also causes the skin to dry out.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water or non-sugary, non-caffeinated beverages. This balances the body and skin's moisture levels.
Ignoring that Sunburn
If you really can't stay away from the heat and the sun for a long time, be sure to soothe the skin as soon as possible.
The Dermplus Aftersun Hydrating Body Gel is very effective in soothing the skin, reducing inflammation and redness, and preventing peeling. The sooner you deal with the sun damage on the skin, the better.
Make this summer fun and safe not just for the family or the barkada, but for your skin as well.

About Dermplus
Dermplus is a quality brand by JLC Miller & Co. Inc. The product line includes different sunscreen variants as well as moisturizing and cooling gels.
JLC Miller & Co. Inc. is an ISO-certified company that created for a number of trusted hair and skincare products.
Know more about the products by visiting Dermplus.com.ph. and their official facebook page.


FatOut for Safe Colon Cleansing

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• Aloe Vera Powder - the essential amino acids in this ingredient help
detoxify and remove toxins in the colon
• Alfalfa - promotes better digestive health
• Oat Fiber - controls the appetite and suppresses cravings.
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