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Lock & Lock Opens Flagship Store in BF Homes Paranaque (and some beauty finds!)

Lock & Lock recently launched another flagship store down south of Metro Manila – the BF Homes Parañaque branch. After years of using the brand, it was only last year that I found out that Lock & Lock is more than just a food storage solution brand. These days not only moms like me are particular about the stuff we use. Lock & Lock being BisFree is an edge in itself. Their products being affordable makes it even better. 🙂

Make Up Brushes

During Lock & Lock’s BF Homes Paranaque Flagship store opening, I was able to spot some stuff I did not expect (but happy) to see in the store  — Make Up Brushes!!!! I was meaning to get one of those fan brushes before leaving the store but it totally slipped my mind.  The Fan Make Up Brush only retails for P299.75. 🙂

Spotted in the same corner were Boar Bristle Hair Brush for only P149.75, makeup sponges, atomizers, cuticle remover tool, makeup brushes, et.al.! I remember buying my first boar bristle brush 20 years ago for P400!  How about Spoolies for P99.75!

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Officially Charmed by Charm Travel Pro V.3 Makeup Brush Set

In all my makeup wearing years, I have never exactly understood the significance of make up brushes until my first day of Personal Makeup Course at Maquillage Professionnel last month. Before Charm Travel Pro V.3 Makeup Brush Set, I used to own a decent one that I bought on a whim but never got to use as much. All because I really was clueless how. I tried to use them for what they are for (thanks to YouTube), but always find myself going back to my good ‘ol fingers to do the job. Not this time. I have come to acquaint myself to each and every brush. Thanks to my teachers over at Maquillage Professionnel, there really is nothing like a professionally done canvas.  Just to give you an idea, the hubby is so convinced even that he allows me to apply on him his BB cream (it’s his SPF cream) with the stippling brush. Even he can see the difference of how much smoother and more even the application is using the stippling brush.

The Charm Travel Pro Makeup Brush Set comes in this sophisticated packaging which practically spells all the fab places you can bring your kit to. It’s way too pretty I can’t bring myself to stash it in the bin despite its now battered corners.

Its pretty color screams to be oh so me! If you haven’t noticed, I have had this hotpink watermark for my photos in this blog and it has been my color since forever! The color itself spells love for me. It was days after Sophie handed me this that I actually got to use them and fell in love with them since. Before I show you the picture of how it looks like nowadays (I’ve practically used and abused the set since I got hold of them), here are photos I took when it was still brand spanking new. (more…)

Kanebo and Elite makeup sponges

It was only during the recent Personal Makeup Course that I took at Maquillage Professionel that I learned to appreciate the use of makeup brushes. Before that, I was a sponge/puff girl through and through. Leaving my brushes stashed away since forever. Now that I have the Charm Travel Pro v3, I honestly can’t figure out how I managed all my make up wearing years without these brushes. My review post about it soon. 🙂

I always knew Kanebo was a good brand, so when this makeup sponge cost me P300 (approx.$7), I was certain that there is a good reason behind it.  The fine print on the package is in Japanese. Save for the brand Kanebo, the only English words on the package are “make up sponge” and the sticker that reads who its local distributor is. Go figure!

The Elite Model’s Fashion make up sponges are cheap. It claims to be recommended by Elite Models. Which by the way, I don’t buy. 😛 It’s not cheap cheap, like most disposable sponges are. But the package does come cheap with two sponges for only P165 (approx. $4). It is the latex kind. I bought this before I got hold of my Kanebo sponge last June, which I figured as non-latex. Elite latex sponges are not exactly my favorite. It can be an alternative. Can do the job, even. But it’s not the best, for sure.

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