Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jayke Reyes - Fast-Rising Singer Launches Debut Album

Its actually pretty rare to see someone who enters the show business, armed with all the talents one would need paired with the looks. But it's much more rare when that same person has a very grounded and humble spirit, and is close to her very supportive and loving family.

I first saw Jayke Reyes in a skin clinic in MRT Ayala Station. Back then I was completely clueless about who she is, but I find her really pretty even then.

Jayke Reyes is a pure Filipina who attended the Los Angeles High School for the Arts, trained with Seth Riggs (who also taught the late Michael Jackson), did commercials and auditioned for shows on Nickelodeon and Disney. She just recently represented the country in the Asean Music Festival for the 80th birthday of Thailand's Queen Sirikit.

Jayke Reyes also launches her self-titled debut album which contains the carrier single, "Kay Palad Mo" (a cover), Perry's Will, Paano Na Kaya, Sana'y Pakaingatan Mo, and We're All in This Together.

I got to watch her perform her carrier single live. Let me just tell you, this young rising star can sing well!
But what I love most about her is when she sings, even without looking at her expressions and body language, you would know its coming from somewhere real. May pinaghuhugutan. May passion.

I also got the chance to chat with her. Her American accent is still pretty thick, but she tries to speak Tagalog fluently - which I truly appreciate. She's also taking up classes now to further improve on her Tagalog.
She's very bubbly and genuine. At such a young age, she's very matured and conscious on what's truly important. I guess having a good relationship with your parents truly makes a huge difference.
Her dad actually is just as bubbly as she is. :)

Here are some of the photos I took during the event :)
I'm so sorry they;re of poor quality >.<

Watch her music video here! :)

I sincerely believe this young lady will soon find her place in the showbiz industry, together with the other top Filipino performers. I'm really looking forward to her doing some collaboration with other artists. Jay-R?
Young JV? Bamboo, even? :)

Jayke Reyes' self-titled album is being distributed by Ivory records.
Jayke Reyes i a Backroom artist. For inquiries, call Backroom at 4351108 or at 435 1120.
You can also email them at backroominc@hotmail.com.

First Dibs On The BDJBox

First of all, I'm really honored that Belle De Jour picked me as one of the first lucky girls to get a BDJBox.
Belle de Jour, after years of success in providing Bellas with reliable and awesome planners, finally came out with a beauty box that's suited to Filipinas.

What is a beauty box, anyway?
It's a chance for beaut rookies, seekers, enthusiasts, and pros to get a sample and experience the best beauty products available (and sometimes, not yet available) in the market.
I always see my favorite foreign makeup gurus in YouTube open their beauty box for the month, so I'm really  quite excited when I learned that BDJBox is finally available. :)

BDJBox is a monthly beauty product discovery subscription service created to help women in their quest for the best beauty products.
This is the best online beauty resource in the Philippines because it's designed for Filipinas.

Now let me introduce you to the fabulous ladies behind BDJBox :)

Other photos taken during the event. 
Thank you Melissa for our photos! ;)

I love these girls! <3
I'm so happy I finally met some of the awesome beauty bloggers in the country :)

from left to right:

Also got my BDJ planner for 2013! :)

And the reveal of what's inside the BDJBox? SOON <3

Visit BDJBox now for more information <3

Friday, October 26, 2012

Spooktacular Halloween and SALE at the Araneta Center

Its that time of the year again where spooking your friends, family and even strangers are okay!
Are you ready for your spooky tactics and costumes?
Well come over at Araneta Center on October 27 and join the centerwide "Spooktacular Halloween" actvities! You, your family, and your friend will surely enjoy the activities, especially the kids!

Well let's not forget our lovely shoppers, alright?
Araneta Center is having a Spooktacular SALE from October 30 until November 4.
Up to 70% off on your favorite items!

See you at the Araneta Center on these dates, okay? :)

Interior Addict - Fixtures And Furniture for the Stylish Crrowd

They say we can't have it all. We should accept the fact that we can only enjoy 1 thing and let go of the other. That may be true in general, but with furniture for your home? You can have it all.
You can have a functional and quality furniture, without sacrificing style. 
Where can you find such furniture? At Interior Addict, of course!

Interior Addict is a UK-based company that offers fine furniture to those who can appreciate "functional artistic creations". They recognize that people nowadays aren't just into stylish clothes, but also stylish furniture. But of course, a furniture that won't function or perform well is a total waste of money, so Interior Addict provides items that are both fashionable and functional.

They have storage units, sofas, chairs, lighting, beds, tables, rugs, accessories, and more for your bedroom, dining room, hallway, kitchen, lounge, office, and outdoor. 

Here are my picks from their wide array of fine furniture :)





My ultimate favorite is their lounge furniture. That black egg chair and the hanging bubble chair are soo cute and fun to have! I also love the storage unit that comes with a table. That's just really convenient specially for me who is always online and needs the products that I review at my reach always.
I also love the bed with a built-in side table so my phone and lotion (absolute necessities before I sleep) are just conveniently placed beside me. :)

Visit Interior Addict now and take advantage of their on-going sale! :)

 photos taken from  http://www.interioraddict.com

Maybelline Color Sensational Lasting Lipstick in Amethyst Blaze - Review, Photos, Swatches

Maybelline is one of those drugstore brands that works for me, even then when I wasn't as passionate with makeup. My sister and I love their liquid concealer! That product just hides our eye bags like they're never there. I also love their mascaras, most especially their Falsies mascara. Their lipsticks, specifically the watershine diamonds were my staples back when I was in college. They keep my lips moisturized with a good punch of color. So trying their Color Sensational Lasting Lipsticks, the quality didn't surprise me at all.

I've been reading lots of Color Sensational Lasting Lipsticks reviews online, and I have to say they're pretty good. So when I learned their coming out with a limited edition Color Sensational Lasting Lipstick in Jewels, I just knew I had to get them. I believe they have 4 or 5 shades in the said collection.
I have 2 of them, and this is the first.

Amethyst Blaze is a deep purple shade with a sheen. Its consistency reminds of MAC's cremesheen.
It's a little sheer, but buildable so you can achieve the opacity that you want. 
I love how this color doesn't wash me out. I think this is a darker but more wearable and friendly version of the famous MAC Violetta. It has a decent hours of wear and it won't dry out your lips.
It's also really affordable and locally available.

when sealed

PROS: The shade is a friendly, more wearable purple, won't dry out your lips, affordable, locally available, perfect for fall, decent hours of wear
CONS: Because it's not matte, I would suggest a good lip primer as base so this will last much longer

 I will repurchase when I don't find something better.

Where To Buy:
Maybelline Color Sensational Lasting Lipstick Jewels in Amethyst Blaze
Watson's or Landmark, P399