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Beauty ala Pinoy

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Good evening loyal subjects!!!

I stand before you tonight to confess. Yes. It’s time I came out with this.


The beautifully crafted packages, the sweet smell of new gloss/lip balm, the perfectly embossed logo on a new pressed powder, the thrill of finding a golden item that is worth much much more than it costs then gushing about said item with good friends, I LOVE IT ALL.

Call me crazy or shallow but what can I do? I really do like them! You can ask anyone I know, I’ll can spend basically a whole day roaming around a place where beauty products are sold. They can be make-up, cleansers, lotions, nail polish, hair care stuff, name it! I’ll probably be interested in it!

So with all that being said, I would really like it if I could share with you dear reader my latest beauty finds. I basically consider you good friends now anyways! :) And please please don’t ever hesitate to share your latest and greatest beauty finds with me as well!! I’m a very curious cat and would love for new things to play with ^_^

For my very first beauty blog entry I decided to pay homage to some of the great beauty products that have been keeping me muy muy contented lately. Take note friends, they are great LOCAL products! Yes! They’re proudly Pinoy made!

The first product I want to share is from VMV Hypoallergenics, a cosmetic company that I once snubbed because I thought they were just another expensive imported brand. Boy was I wrong. Not only are they locally made, but they are also internationally recognized!!! The “hypoallergenics” ain’t there for no reason. All their products and each ingredient used in them have to pass a rigorous allergen check before they hit the shelves, and it is because of this careful screening that they are making waves in places like New York and Hong Kong.

I was lucky enough to catch their sale at Rockwell Mall a few months back and I got myself a tube of “The Big O! Glow” lip and cheek tint in Honey Bunny, and let me tell you, it’s the perfect companion for those of us who don’t particularly like bringing lots of stuff around. The hue is perfect for the “barely there” look that summer seems to invoke. Just a dab it on your lips, dot on your cheeks, a few pats of powder and you’re all set!

VMV is also famous for it’s Armada line, and as the name suggests, it offers a whole fleet of products that will protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. I haven’t had the chance to try these, but from what I’ve heard they are supposedly the BEST. You can check out some more of their products at the official VMV Hypoallergenics website.

If you haven’t caught on the newest trend of Multiply shopping (or any online shopping for that matter) then might I suggest you browse through Vanilla&Co.’s line of skin care products for your first shot at it.

Vanilla&Co. offers a vast array of freshly made beauty products that do not only smell sooo good but also do wonders for your skin! After reading about this in a popular magazine, I decided to give their famous Whipped Buttercream a try and let me tell you my skin feels like silk everytime I apply it. It’s made with fresh shea butter and cocoa butter and is not at all greasy as some of the commercially produced body butters are. Oh, did i mention it smells like a DREAM?? :) I got the Sugared Coconut Milk scent and I still cannot get over how good it smells! It just takes me back to lazy days at the beach.

All their products are handmade by the sellers themselves if I’m not mistaken, which just makes this product all the more amazing for me. ^_^

For a complete list of scents and other great products from Vanilla & Co. do visit their website at http://vanillacompany.multiply.com (I think they’re still on a special sale right now so I’d click quickly if I were you :) )

Whew!! That was a maw full wasn’t it?? ^_^

Anyhoo! I have so much more to share with you guys but I think it’s time you shared your thoughts with me!! Let me know of all your golden local beauty finds!

I’ll be waiting with abated breath until you do!^_^


-Queen Neferkitty