BE BEAUTIFUL, BE YOUTHFUL WITH SHAKLEE SKIN CARE SET

 

 

I recently was pleased to find out that I was being gifted an amazing new Skin Care Set by Shaklee to test out. Shaklee is a popular health and wellness company with a wide variety of products all of which are backed by the companies 100% money back guarantee. Shaklee has been around since 1956 and has established themselves as a highly reputable company. All their products undergo a tremendous amount of scientific testing and meet the industries highest standards and beyond.




All the products that I was able to try out are part of the Shaklee YOUTH Skin Care Set. The 3 products I tried out were all part of the Anti-Aging Regime.The entire Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen was designed to work together for improved skin texture, radiance, and firmness, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
The first product was YOUTH Activating Serum which renews the skin at the cellular level. You can actually feel that something is special with the texture as you apply it to your skin.
The second product was YOUTH Radiance C + E  capsules. Radiance C+E is a powerful patented formula of 20% pure vitamin C and vitamin E plus raspberry cell extract to plump, brighten, and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. I honestly thought it’s a capsule to be taken orally! I’m glad for once, I actually read the instructions, hahaha!
The 3rd is YOUTH Activating BB Cream with SPF 30. This Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Evens, Corrects, Hydrates, Nourishes, Protects. Get flawless, glowing skin. This multitasking 5-in-1 Beauty Balm is designed to do it all.
It has only been a week since I started using these products, but I am already seeing softer, tighter skin and I am convinced that the long term Anti-Aging effects will be highly beneficial.




I have used a lot of different skin care products, but this truly is one of the most impressive I have seen yet. Their commitment to prevention and the science used to create a product that works down to the cellular level is amazing. It also is nice to know that all their products are 100% vegan and cruelty free.
I encourage all of my readers to check them out at www.shaklee.com.

 

 

 

THE SECRET OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING

 


 

Every year, as soon as Halloween passes, the hubby and I always discuss about putting up the Christmas decors as soon as November 1 comes.  The hubby wants the Christmas decors  after Thanksgiving. As a Filipino, this is actually a big adjustment for me. Back home, as soon as September 1st comes around (which we call the beginning of BER- months), we already welcome the Christmas vibes. There is no Thanksgiving holiday in the Philippines, so we enjoy a full 4 months of holiday cheer!




With Christmas fresh on my mind, I was pleased to be able to attend the “Secrets of Holiday Shopping” event held at SAKS in Fashion Show Las Vegas. SAKS is prepared to help make your Holiday Gift buying much easier and enjoyable! The event was intended to feature some great & unique gift ideas for your holiday shopping list as well as to inform us Influencers about upcoming holiday events so that we can in turn share them with you.

One of the featured products which you can find this year at SAKS are Jo Malone fragrance line. Jo Malone London can be combined to produce your own custom scent.  So if you buy the gift set of 5 scents, it’s like buying your own perfume factory as you can do some mix and match creating an almost unlimited combo of fragrances.

Another featured product available at SAKS is Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Lipstick line (YSL lippies). Their selection is tremendous and just going there to shop is always a luxurious experience. Those who shop at SAKS, know that this store knows how to treat a customer and for many a visit to SAKS is in of itself a holiday tradition.

 

Of course, every woman will tell you that a trip to SAKS is not complete without checking out their extensive selection of quality and designer apparel. From clothing, to shoes and accessories, you will find the worlds best brands such as  Rebecca Taylor, REDValentino, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Gucci & Fendi and literally hundreds more. SAKS is most certainly a required destination for your holiday shopping.

If your local to the Las Vegas area, or happen to be visiting, there are a ton of events around town this holiday shopping season that I would highly recommend. Two of my favorite shopping destinations in Las Vegas are the Fashion Show Las Vegas and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. A few of these events I will highlight for you below. I encourage you to check out their web sites for more details, or feel free to send me a comment if I can help you with anything.

 

  • Holiday Show at Fashion Show: Guest can enjoy a live, compimentary New York-style theatrical holiday show in the Great Hall at Fashion Show. “Believe in the Magic” is back for visitors to enjoy throughout the holiday season. An array of singers and dancers will transform the heart of this shopping destination into a one-of-a-kind experience the entire family will enjoy. Following every show, guests are invited to parade with characters to Santa’s Photo Experience, while singing carols – allowing for the ultimate holiday affair. This special holiday show will perform on Nov 24, 25, 26; Dec 2-3, 910 and 16-24 at noon, 2pm 4pm, 6pm each day.

 

  • Santa’s Photo Experience at Fashion Show: Delight in the magic of the holiday season at Fashion Show’s all-new holiday Santa experience. Located near Neiman Marcus Fashion Show, guests will be able to enjoy an interactive Santa’s throne, touchscreen control, oversized neon lights and picturesque light up Christmas trees ranging from 12 feet to 30 feet high. Complete with elaborately decorated trees, music and more, families are welcome to get their picture taken with the Father of Christmas himself, available starting on November 17 through Christmas Eve (Dec 24). Specialty nights will also be available such as Mob Museum Mondays and more to be named.

 

  • Madame Tussauds at Grand Canal Shoppes: Madame Tussauds Las Vegas announced the debut of the new Polar Express 4-D Experience coming this December. The Polar Express 4-D Experience is a 15 -minute version of the Warner Bros. Pictures film. Polar Express follows a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a powerful magic train headed to the North Pole, home of Santa Claus’ workshop. What unfolds is an adventure of self-discovery in which he learns that the wonder of life never fades for those who truly believe. The Polar Express 4-D Experience features outstanding effects both on-screen and in-theater that let you experience the magic of Christmas! In addition to the 4-D screening experience, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will continue the holiday fun with hot cocoa for guests, and select wax figures dressed in ugly holiday sweaters.

 

  • Minus5 Ice Experience at Grand Canal Shoppes: Looking for a winter wonderland to celebrate the holidays? Minus5 Ice Experience is the perfect place to get your winter fix, as guests can make their winter wonderland dreams in the desert a reality, thanks to the coolest experience in Las Vegas where everything is made of ice. Don a faux fur coat and gloves and escape into a beach-inspired winter’s paradise. Plus, kids are cool before 9 p.m. and can mix and mingle with Santa Claus and enjoy various photo ops within the ice experience – perfect for everyone (and maybe next year’s Christmas card). Minors (under 21 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult.

 




This holiday season I highly recommend you check out SAKS at the Fashion Show Las Vegas which is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. With over 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and many more world famous quality stores.

Of course, your Las Vegas shopping experience is far from complete until you also spend time at the Grand Canal Shoppes. Located inside the Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, this impressive destination boasts 160 specialty brand shops and an amazing array of top notch restaurants such as Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT and even TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub just to name a few. All of these shops and eateries are nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live street entertainment.

 

I hope all you loves are inspired and entertained this holiday season and that this information makes your shopping & entertainment destination selection a little easier. I look forward to hearing back from you in the comments section about your own experiences or if you have any questions for me. See you around Vegas loves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL FASHION IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT ZULDARA

 




 

One of my recent finds which has quickly become a fashion favorite of mine is the brand Zuldara.  Zuldara brings unique designs with luxurious quality to inspire you to embrace a bold and beautiful life. Zuldara is a fashion company with the real goal of providing quality and fashionable items made with the best materials and craftsmanship. Their motto is  “Exceptional Quality With Unique Designs, and Always Meant To Be Affordable”. Based upon what I have seen, I think they live up to that motto very well. They also strive to create “Bold  Designs, Always with Function”. 

 

 

 

 

With their selection of fashionable yet functional items, they help you to create your own style and embrace your inner goddess. Providing quality bags and jewelry, supported by excellent customer service, they are a great choice for your online shopping selections. I highly recommend you check out their website and find your own passion. Regardless if it is their well made bags with quality materials or their stylish watches with beautiful designs which are sure to make you the fashion envy of your friends and ensure you will be asked “where did you get that?”.




Please remember luvies, I only write about products that I personally like and use. Therefore you have my personal recommendation for Zuldara. I have had the pleasure to use and enjoy both their bags and watches and have found they fit my style very well.

 

 

 

 

Followers of my Instagram feed will remember the beautiful Zuldara purse as part of my favorite fall fashion accessories. As fashionable and adorable as that was, I am equally excited with their watches as well. Zuldara has a goal of providing clients with exquisite items made through superb craftsmanship and with luxurious materials and they have certainly met the mark with the watch I reviewed.

 

The style I received is named Novus Bianca. An impressive name for an impressive timepiece. The beautiful white face with an artistic Rose Gold Butterfly design is sure to accent almost any fashion ensemble and is especially fitting for fall and winter themes. The white leather strap made from the same quality leather they use in their purses makes the watch pop on my wrist.

Zuldara has many designs to choose from and I am certain you will find one of their pieces a perfect fit for whatever you are wearing.




I look forward to hearing your comments on Zuldara. Please send me your comments and let me know what you think and your own experiences with Zuldara and remember to check them out for your next fashion accessory purchase.

(The products were gifted and all are 100% my review)

HEY, I GOT MY HEY CASEY! PHONE CASE!

 

I recently had the opportunity to be acquainted with Hey Casey! They can style your phone with amazing and cool designs that will definitely match your personality and at the same time be stylish.

They specialize in soft TPU cases and hard cover case for selected devices. Their cases are designed to absorb low impact and prevent scuffing and general wear and tear of your device.

Hey Casey! promotes their cases as fashion accessories rather than protective covers. Their phone cases are individually printed with a high quality UV printer imported from Japan. They personally process, print and dispatch each case themselves. Instead of selling cheaply designed Asian imports, they create custom designs to compliment your personal style. Be sure to check out their web site and select the design that sets you apart from the crowd.

They deliver worldwide and all cases are shipped quickly so you don’t have to wait long to style your phone your way. Check HEY CASEY! and let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing back from you. Feel free to use my COUPON CODE: HEYANNE to avail a 15% discount!

BITTEN BY BITE BEAUTY

 

I was given a chance to receive the BITE BEAUTY Line & Define Primer as a complimentary item from @Influenster. I honestly have not tried this brand yet until I received it and I actually liked it! With the help of this BITE BEAUTY primer,  the BITE BEAUTY lippies last longer and easy to apply as it actually stays pretty long enough for me to lessen multiple reapplication in  a day. I like the thick creamy texture these lippies are!

I have received the Demi-Glace, Flambe and my fave, Eclare — a natural shade that I can use the whole day! I am pleased to have the chance to try and know this brand and I will definitely have as part of my make up corner. My luvies know that I consider myself as a lippie hoarder and I would love to have BITE BEAUTY as part of my #lippie collection. No wonder why it’s called BITE, because you’ll definitely want to bite those lips once you apply this lippie!





BITE BEAUTY lippies are also available in Sephora so better go to the nearest store and grab yours now. I really do recommend to give it a try as it is truly worth it and you’ll love it! Get those lips pampered and let me know what you think about it!

 

Until next time, loves!♥ #contest #TheLiquifiedLipstick

 

FULL GRAIN LEATHER VS. PAINTED LEATHER

 

© Alan Magner Photography, All Rights Reserved. www.alanmagnerphoto.com

 

The average consumer can be easily confused by the many types of leather available and the often misleading names given to describe the type or quality. A popular trend with purses, bags, totes and luggage is painted leather or designs. Although at first glance, some designs can be attractive, it is important to know that the quality of the leather and how it is treated is very important to the lifetime of your product and its appeal once it is “broken in”.




Different types of leather are used in creating today’s popular bags and knowing what you are getting makes a great difference in the quality of what you purchase. A quality bag worth spending your money on typically will be made of Full Grain Leather. Often manufacturers will try and mislead you by telling you the product is “Genuine Leather”. The main difference between the two is unlike full grain leather, sanding processes are applied to the leather surface. This can wash away the natural look of the leather making it inferior to full grain leather. Although some companies and sales person will try and convince you that ‘Genuine’ means it is superior, in reality, it is a little bit inferior to Full Grain Leather.

© Alan Magner Photography, All Rights Reserved. www.alanmagnerphoto.com

Typically, painted leather uses the inferior Genuine Leather because the absorption of the paint is better once the leather surface has been sanded. Although the process makes for a better “canvas” for the paint, it washes away the natural grains away from the leather. This can lead to cracking and hardening of the leather as time goes by. This is one reason why there is such a big market for leather treatment products as over time it becomes necessary to maintain the leather to a greater degree to prevent cracking, tears and discoloration.

© Alan Magner Photography, All Rights Reserved. www.alanmagnerphoto.com

I like to recommend that when buying a quality bag, that you are sure to purchase from a company that uses only Full Grain Leather. Although painted leather may allow for color and artistry flair for the designer, it is important for the consumer to remember that when making a purchase of a quality bag, that if they want the best quality leather and long term reliability, then choosing a quality Full Grain Leather product will remain a first choice over a Painted Leather product.

JORD WOOD WATCH, PERFECT GIFT FOR MOM

Wood Watches by JORD are the finest luxury all-natural wooden watches ever created. Hand-crafted authentic wood watches that tell a story. As Mother’s day approaches,  the pressure is on as to what gift I can give mom. I have been thinking more about her and how precious the time I have with her is. When I think back over the years, I realize how special the times we shared together were. In the past I didn’t recognize how these rare moments would become the fond memories that shape our relationship to this day.

 

It is both Ironic and appropriate that this year I get to give my mom a gift of time of sorts. This year, I get to let my mom know how much I cherish our time together by giving her a Jord Wood Watchas a watch symbolized time. I want more time with her. By giving her a watch will remind her of our special times and how the time we have left is also very important to me. I love that she will also be able to have a quality timepiece that is also a eco friendly piece of art as well. She will be able to wear it in style and hopefully have fond memories of time with her kids as well as be stylish at the same time.

I look forward to many more years of joyful time with my mom and hope that she looks forward to the time we get to spend together. I can’t wait until she sees the beautiful time piece I got for her this year and that she finds it as beautiful as I do.




I highly recommend if you are looking for that special gift for your Mom this Mothers day, that you look at the amazing selection of quality and unique watches that Jord offers and while your at it. You just might find the perfect piece for yourself as well. then you and your mom can show them off together as you each style them in your own special way.

 

I hope to hear back from you all about your Mother’s day memories and even what you think about my choice for my mom’s gift this year. Check out Jord Wood watches yourself. I think you will be as impressed as I was. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day to all moms, nanay, inay, mommy, naynay, mom, and mother dear!

 

(Ok, guys, don’t feel bad, Jord has  some wood watches just for your style! Check them out —>here!)

 


 

!!!!CONTEST TIME!!!!

 

Click this

↓↓↓↓↓

www.jordwatches.com
Enter to win from JORD! Provide your first name, email address, and let us know your favorite watch to enter.

 

The winner will receive a $100 e-gift code to our site! All other entrants will receive a $25 consolation e-gift code at the close of the contest. 
Contest ends at 11:59 CST 05/28/17 and both gift codes expire 08/27/17
 


Unique Watch

MEET MIA

Have you met Mia yet? As I am starting to be more active as a Beauty Blogger, applying make ups is becoming a habit! So time to go clean the deapest pore to avoid my skin to break out.

The Clarisonic Mia 2 is my latest attempt at clearing up combination dry/oily skin with occasional black heads. I’m not big on facial treatments, I just usually by some cleansers and scrubs and that’s it! Maybe when I was much younger and when I was still in the Philippines, I went to those facial centers to have my “me Time”.

Thanks to Clarisonic for introducing Mia 2! I have been hearing about how good Clarisonic is for taking care of our skin. Clarisonic goes beyond cleaning by using sonic technology to gently yet deeply cleanse pores without abrasion or harsh chemicals. Clarisonic says the Mia 2 removes six times more skin and debris (or makeup for women) than manual cleaning with soap and/or a washcloth. According to stats from Clarisonic, by cleaning the skin properly, it allows moisturizer products to absorb better – making the skin more receptive and allows your skin to absorb up to 61% of vitamin C.




With regular daily use, I found that the Clarisonic reduced my dry skin, oily areas around my nose and reduced the blemishes significantly. The most immediate result is you notice that after use it leaves my skin feeling and looking smoother. It feels really clean as if I had my facial cleaning from the clinic. It feels refreshing!

For anyone who is looking for an effective and easy way to care for their skin needs and you are like me and not born with perfect skin, I can highly recommend the product. As of now, it has been a few weeks that I have been using the product and so far I have seen nothing but positive results from the Mia 2. Check it out yourself, follow up with this blog and feel free to send any questions and your experience you have with Clarisonic Mia 2.





Be safe and come back and read more!


Features & Benefits:
2 speeds for added customization for your skin type
2 year warranty
Pulsing T-Timer for an efficient and even 60 second cleanse
Improved user interface indicating speed & charge functions

Mia 2 Skin Care Cleansing System Includes:
Mia 2 Device
Compact pLink International Charger
Radiance Brush Head
Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser (1.0 oz.)

BOLD EYES WITH MARC JACOBS BEAUTY HIGHLINER MATTE GEL EYE CRAYON


Matte and Gel? Isn’t it contradicting? This is my first impression when I got a complimentary gift to try from @Influenster. As I got home from work, I received #MarcJacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon for #free for me to test. As I have read the label, I just said to myself, “Ooooh, matte!” I love matte lippies as it stays longer than the glossy one. However, we all know how dry it is when we apply it. That’s why it stays longer, right?

So I received the purple and brown color and since I love brown eye liner, I tried it first. This @MarcBeauty #highliner is super-malleable gel eyeliner that glides on really smoothly. Yes, you heard me right, it was so smooth and silky to apply. What can a make up lover like me could ask for?

photo courtesy by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon is perfect for quickies! As I always rush to go for work, date with my hubby, or even night out with my girlf friends, this is the magic wand for irresistable look that lasts for 12 hours!

 

Do you need to hear more?! A matte, a gel that makes it easy to apply and that last for 12 hours. I have one more last hoozah on this highliner. Would you believe that this is water proof? Yup! Even if you got teary eyed on a movie night, it still gives you a stunning look!

photo from Pinterest

I just can’t wait for you to try this yourself. I will definitely keep this part of my make up kit for life! Head to the nearest Sephora and check out the other colors they have. I am highly recommending this to all #makeup luvies! Can’t wait to have all the colors available!

COLOURPOP HELLO KITTY, HELLO PRETTY KIT

If you are following me on Instagram, you would see how happy I was to see the Hello Kitty Cafe. As I have mentioned, Hello Kitty and other Sanrio has been part of my childhood (well until now hihihihi). Receiving another Hello Kitty on my mailbox is definitely a wonderful feeling. I was so happy to receive from ColourPop a wonderful gift to try.

ColourPop has sent me a ColourPop Hello Kitty, Hello Pretty Kit. This kit contains the following:

Yummy Cookies Highlighter: pearlized light peach with a flip of silver

Fun With Friends Blush: pearlized finish vivacious mid-tone warm pink

 

Juicy Apple Shadow: glitter sheer finish soft gold topped with gold glitter/Bento Box Shadow: pearlized finish true gunmetal/ Sticker Sheet Shadow: satin finish cool-toned taupe

 

 

 

Ribbon Ultra Matte Lip: rich blue red / KT Ultra Glossy Lip: sheer finish light gold sprinkled with pink and gold glitter

 

I am a lippie hoarder. I just buy lippies anytime, any kind and any brand! Everytime I just go out, my feet always takes me to the beauty store or beauty section of the department store.

No need to ask what I have tried first haha. Of course, the Ribbon Ultra Matte lip! I have never tried a liquid lippie that turned to matte! I am impressed how it dries so quick and still it does not crack or turn to powder just like the other matte.

 

Well it’s my weekend so I had a free time to play with the entire Hello Kitty, Hello Pretty kit and this time, I just used the Ultra Glossy Lippie and I just loved it! Mind if I share a small secret? This is actually the very first time I tried ColourPop and this will definitely not my last!

Check out ColourPop website to get your own Hello Kitty, Hello Pretty Kit!