Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Beauty Addict food trip at Max's Restaurant

After the Estee Lauder event last Saturday, my husband and I had dinner at Max's restaurant. Would you believe that after 9 years of dating and 1.5 years of marriage it's the first time I was able to convince him to try it? haha. My hubby's not a fan of chicken without gravy that's why. I told him that Max's restaurant serves a lot of good dishes aside from chicken and he said yes at last!

We tried this time:

Max's Veggie BItes,Max's Veggie BItes

Veggie Lumpia Bites - Php 84

Served with a mayo-mustard dip. It's good but I got fed up with its taste after I finished 2 pieces. I think it's better to dip it in vinegar.

MAx's SIzzlingTofu

Sizzling Tofu - Php 163
This is a must-try dish of Max's restaurant for me. I like the creamy spicy combination.

Max's Fried Chicken

Max's Fried Chicken Half Regular - Php 183

Of course Max's specialty. Hubby gave it a try but...hmmm still the same haha. I love it though and I can finish this all by myself :)

Total of our orders is Php 498 and we were able to take home a lot for the next meal. Food, price and serving is very good. We were also very satisfied with the service we got at Max's Glorietta branch.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Take Your Pledge to Breast Cancer Awareness Today!

The number of people who have breast cancer increasing nowadays. It is dreaded because it's one of the top killers of women today. Our generation is fortunate enough to have studies and information available for us on how we could reduce the risk of having it.

Every year, Estee Lauder initiates the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign world wide. Let us help them in their advocacy by taking your pledge and spread the word.

Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness

Click on the photo above to like their Facebook page and take the pledge.

Prevention is always better than cure. Each of us should be aware on how to take care of our health. Thank you to companies like Estee Lauder for reminding us about this!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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The Beauty Addict is very fortunate enough to be one of the first makeup artists included in their directory.

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Thank you IamaFilipinoModel!

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Gloss

Yesterday, I went to Rustan's Makati to check out what's the buzz about the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Gloss.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss

In the photo above, you'll see the wide range of shades to choose from. According to Estee Lauder, they're offering 19 amazing shades with brilliant color and 3 high shine finishes:

  • Maximized color impact
  • Magnified vibrancy, clarity and dimension
  • Amplified brilliance
Each Pure Color Gloss shade comes in one of three distinct, multi-dimensional finishes:
  • Mirror Shine
  • Luminous Shimmer
  • Dimensional Sparkle
  • All with sheer-to-medium coverage
  • Feels light and luscious, never sticky
  • Drenched with conditioners
  • Flexible-tip applicator hugs every curve of your lips
  • Smooths on precisely, stays on perfectly

The resident make-up artist of Estee Lauder gave me a makeover so I could try and feel their make-up line and of course the Pure Color Lip Gloss!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss

Here's my before and after shots. I asked for a very light makeup. I like how the products made me look fresh.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss

Look how beautiful the finish of the Pure Color Lip Gloss is. It sparkles but not sticky on the lips. It has a very light flavor too. The shine stayed on my lips stayed until I had dinner. I tried the darkest shade and it gives a light to medium color. This is perfect to highlight the inner lips for the pouty lips you want to achieve.

She also used the new Pure Color Eyeshadow on my eyes. I chose neutral shades (1st column 1st row for the base then for contour, 2nd row 3rd column)

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss

All of these eyeshadow shades have a hint of shimmer.

Have you seen these new products from Estee Lauder? Is the Pure Color Lip Gloss something that you would like to try?

Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Gloss - Php 1150
Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow - Php 1250

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Friday, September 24, 2010

The Beauty Addict food trip at H.K. Choi Garden

Sorry for the temporary hiatus in blogging. I took a Pro HD Airbrush Makeup Course this week and I didn't expect it to be so intensive. I thought I could sneak in some writing but the training was really energy-draining. That wasn't a complain by the way...I enjoyed it so much. I'm excited to show the looks I've done in a couple of days already :)

For now, you guys enjoy the photos I took from our latest food tripping. H.K. Choi in SM Megamall is another must-try Chinese restaurant.

HK Choi


I love the elegant interior with the hanging gold lamps that rotate on their own.


The place is huge. It can accommodate a large number of customers but you'll still see a long line of people waiting especially during Sunday lunch so better call for reservation especially during holidays and weekends if you're planning to go here.

For the dishes we tried:

HK Choi

Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet - Php 260

HK Choi

Yang Chow Fried Rice - Php 220

HK Choi

Birthday Noodles - Php 220

Hmmm this is ok. If you're read my previous food trip, I'm not a fan of birthday noodles. :) But my in-laws loved how they cooked this dish.


Hot Prawn Salad - Php 300

This is the dish I highly recommend for you to try. The crispiness of shrimp with light dressing and fruits is heaven.

All in all, I like that the price is just right with a good quality of food. In case you don't know, this restaurant is being managed by Choi Garden. It's the huge Chinese restaurant in Greenhills. I've read somewhere that they lowered the price in their SM Megamall branch. Service can be a little bit slow especially during peak hours which is totally understandable. Ambiance is very good. However, the place tends to be too crowded at times.

Happy weekend everyone!

H.K. Choi
2/F SM Megamall Atrium
telephone: 382-7757

Friday, September 17, 2010

Save on your Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion Purchase!

Hi everyone! Have you already read my post yesterday about the Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion? If not, click here to know more about it.

skin md natural,shielding lotion

Now here's a good news! The kind people from Skin MD Naturals provided a discount code of 20% to The Beauty Addict Readers. So if you're planning to buy online, now is the best time. Just go to The Skin MD website and enter the code ADDICT on your checkout.

Share your experience once you've tried it ok? Have a blessed Friday to all!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Review: Skin MD Natural Shielding Face, Hand and Body Lotion

Have you heard the buzz about shielding lotion? It's one amazing skin product that promotes skin moisture restoration, cure and protection. That's the hype of Skin MD Natural shielding lotion.

According to Dr. Brian Zogg, a certified dermatologist, shielding lotions are lotions that form a protective shield with the outer layers of the skin and help keep out irritants and chemicals. They also allow the natural oils and moisture to remain in the skin so it can heal better.

skin md natural,shielding lotion

skin md natural,shielding lotion

skin md natural,shielding lotion

skin md natural,shielding lotion

I was stunned with the benefits it can give to the skin. According to Skin MD Naturals:
  • It has natural antimicrobial agents. It contains homeopathic, natural ingredients to help decrease bacteria.
  • It contains natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera (well-known anti-inflammatory and healing agent), Arnica Montana (treats inflammatory conditions and prevents bruising), Chamomile (anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and has calming effects) and Vitamin E.
  • Skin MD has a new proprietary ingredient that is proven to be 6 times more effective than glycerin.
  • It bonds with the outer layer of the skin to prevent irritation and prevents irritating substances from actually getting into the skin.
  • Unlike traditional moisturizer, it restore moisture to the skin and allow the skin to continue to moisturize itself.
  • It's a thin layer so it does not clog pores and it allows skin to breathe. It's non-comedogenic - it won't promote acne
  • Anti-ageing.

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It has gel-like consistency and is easily absorbed by the skin. Feels light and non-greasy after application.

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Before and After photo. It's hard to see the difference in this photo as I've been using this product for weeks now. The skin feels smoother and looks silkier after every application.

  • Keeps skin moisturized for hours. I have some dry areas that definitely improved since I started using this.
  • Has a very light scent. You can still use your favorite perfume with this.
  • Absorbs by the skin super fast.
  • Knowing that I'm using a lotion that doesn't just temporarily moisturize my skin is definitely a plus.
  • Paraben free.
  • I like products made of natural ingredients.
  • A shielding lotion with Sunscreen SPF 15 is also available.

  • Not available locally. Shipping fee may cost even more than the product itself sigh :(
  • Packaging is too plain. Doesn't really bother me. However, if its performance doesn't stand-out, I would probably forget to use this.

Have you used this lotion? What are your thoughts?

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* Disclaimer: This product was sent to the author for review. Everything stated above are the author's honest opinions from her experience using the product. She is not affiliated to the company nor was paid to write the review. Purchase on your own discretion.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Beauty Addict Will Be Airbrushing Soon

Airbrush makeup provides a light, seamless veil of color over the skin, creating the illusion of a perfect face. Having it misted on allows the true skin tone to show through without masking the face. Most clients nowadays demand this technique that's why I am so excited to finally have the equipment and start practicing. *Thanks to my dear sponsor*

After months of contemplating of which one to get, I finally settled on:

Sparmax AC-66 compressor

Sparmax Compressor

Sparmax Compressor

Sparmax Compressor

Why I chose it?
  • It's compact, reliable, quiet, easy to use and pressure adjustable as stated on the box.
  • Weighs 4.2 lbs. Still heavier than the other portable airbrush compressors available locally but this one is proven to be heavy duty. There are times when you have to do make-up for 5 people or more that's why I believe it's wise to invest on a reliable machine right from the very beginning.
  • You can set the pressure up to 50 psi which is very ideal for me as I've read that there are some airbrush paint that is hard to clean but can be easily removed using a high air pressure.
  • It has a gun holder.
  • Very easy to operate.
  • Sparmax claim it to be zero maintenance: fan cooled, thermally protected and oil less piston type compressor.

Sparmax Airbrush Gun

Sparmax SP 35 Airbrush Gun

Nozzle size 0.35 mm
Gravity Feed Fluid Cup: 2c.C

According to a David Klasfeld, New York Make-up artist: Some brands will work better in certain airbrushes more than others, but that's dictated by the size of the nozzle. So for example if your gun is a .2mm, what will work best in it is alcohol-based or similarly thin formulas. The thicker formulas won't work as well (even when thinned) as they would in a .3mm or .35mm gun. Personally, I always err on the side of .3mm (Iwata Revolution BR) to .35mm (Sparmax SP-35 or Iwata Eclipse HP-CS) - all three are dual action as well.

Sparmax Airbrush Gun

Sparmax Airbrush Gun

Sparmax Airbrush Gun

Sparmax Airbrush Gun

For the meantime, enjoy the photos. Will update you guys on how well these new babies of mine perform as soon as I start my Airbrush lessons next week. Stay tuned!

Sparmax Airbrush Equipments are now available in the Philippines
at HD Makeup Studio and Academy.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Grandparents' Day Celebration at Eat Well! Delicious Kitchen, Greenhills

Having lunch at a Chinese restaurant is one of the best ways to celebrate an occasion for my in-laws. Since it was their first time to celebrate the Grandparents' Day last Sunday, we opted to dine at Eat Well, Greenhills. Their location is perfect for our elders since it's just across the Sanctuario de San Jose Parish Church and beside the Greenhills parking lot. It's very convenient especially for a typical humid Sunday.

Eat Well,food post,Greenhills

Eat Well,food post,Greenhills

The place is a little small to accommodate alot of customers especially during Sundays. It'd be better to call in for a reservation to be sure you have a table during peak hours.

Eat Well,food post,Greenhills

Interiors with high ceiling and glass doors and windows made the ambiance cozy. However, the place tends to be hot on a sunny afternoon. I wish they could put in something to absorb the heat during that time of the day. I like the nice view though.

As for the food we ordered:

Eat Well,food post,Greenhills

Yang Chaw Fried Rice - Php 175.00

The usual part of our regular order in a Chinese restaurant. Of course! the Yang Chaw fried rice. Eat Well's version is tasty. Big serving too.

Eat Well,food post,Greenhills

Sliced Beef with Brocolli in Oyster Sauce - Php 275.00

The brocolli that is part of the dish was fresh and tender. The beef is easy to chew. Just what we like in a beef dish. Sauce is just right for me. Doesn't beat the taste of the Yang Chaw fried rice when eaten together.

Eat Well,food post,Greenhills

Birthday Noodles - Php 275.00

My in-laws loved this dish. I'm not a fan of birthday noodles. I like the quail eggs though :)

Eat Well,food post,Greenhills

Fried Shrimp Puff with Wasabi Dressing - Php 320.00

This was the best part of our meal. When I first tried this, it tasted weird but we kept coming back for this. The shrimp puff was very crispy and the wasabi dressing made it even more interesting.

How did you celebrate Grandparents?

Eat Well! Delicious Kitchen
Located within the Greenhills Commercial Center
(beside Sugi and Pancake House).

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Review: The FaceShop Quick and Clean BB Cream

BB cream. How I missed you? I put my BB cream hype in temporary hiatus when I got pregnant because of paranoia. But now that I finally allowed myself to use one, I chose The FaceShop's Quick and Clean BB Cream. As some of you may know, I was really amazed with the results I got from my first BB Cream, the SkinFood Aloe BB Cream. Would my skin react the same with this one?

The FaceShop,Quick and Clean BB Cream,Makeup

Quick and Clean BB Cream by The FaceShop

What it says at the back of the tube: Formulated with the enhanced Quick and Clean complex and Malt extract, this oil-free protective moisturizer soothes the skin while providing natural coverage to hide flaws.

Instructions for use: After your usual skincare daily routine, smooth a small amount over entire face.

The FaceShop,Quick and Clean BB Cream,Makeup

A pea size is already enough for the entire face.

The FaceShop,Quick and Clean BB Cream,Makeup

The shade appears a bit dark for me but when blended properly it adapts to my natural skin tone.

The FaceShop,Quick and Clean BB Cream,Makeup

Here's a before and after photo so you could see its coverage. I have some pimple marks on my cheeks that doesn't really bother me so I normally don't put on a concealer when I'm out on a normal day. It has light to medium coverage for me as you won't really notice my scars when I have it on.

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Full face before photo and the after with my 2 min. make-up. I wasn't able to do my eye make-up because I was pressed for time a while ago. This is just the Quick and Clean BB cream set with MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium, Paul and Joe EyeBrow Pencil 02 (the old one), The Body Shop Autumn Leaves Blush and The Body Shop Lipstick (to be updated).

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Here's my photo after 7 hours without retouch. I ate lunch and had my afternoon siesta already in this photo. Cheek and lip color gone but no oily face still.

What I like about this product:
  • It gives my face a glow that lasts for hours.
  • Doesn't feel heavy on my face.
  • A bit moisturizing.
  • No allergic reactions.
  • Cheaper than the other BB creams out there.
  • Available locally.
  • Gives a light to medium coverage but can be used as a base if heavy coverage is desired.
  • One tube will last long because a pea size is enough for the whole face.
  • It's oil-free. For those who have oily or combination skin type, this one is for you.
  • It has a light green-tea scent.

What I don't like:
  • Only 1 shade available. I believe it will only suit those with fair skin.
  • No SPF.
To sum up, I love this product as it gives a healthy glow on my skin without the hassle of retouching from time to time. I actually prefer to use it daily because my skin reacts positively to it. However, I wish it has SPF because I feel heavy when I put too much products on my skin. You might also find the shade weird at first because it appears grayish but it blends on the skin after a while. Lastly, it has a little bit of scent so this is not the product for those who can't tolerate scented products on their face.

Have you used this product? What's your favorite brand of BB cream?

Today is Grandparents' Day. Greet your granpa's and grandma's for me and may God Bless them always!

Quick and Clean BB cream
Available at all The FaceShop branches nationwide
Php 595.00

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Disclaimer: This product was purchased by the author. All stated above is based from the author's honest opinion from usage. Purchase on your own discretion.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Beauty Addict at Jay-j's Inasal, Ortigas

With the food posts I'm doing lately, you can tell that the Home Depot in Ortigas is our current favorite place to hangout. For reasons: not much people during holidays and weekends and wide choices of restaurants to try. This time we tried Jay-j's Inasal.

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Though Chicken Inasal is their specialty, we didn't order it. Don't be disappointed please because Jay-j's Inasal is also known to serve other good Filipino cuisine.

jayjay's inasal chicken sisig

Sisig Chicken - Php 175.00

We chose the lesser evil kind of sisig :) Each order is good for 3-4 persons. It's tasty and a bit creamy. Whatever their secret ingredient is, it made the dish so delicious.

jayjay's inasal

Camaron Rebosado - Php 225.00

This is favorite shrimp dish. I loved it even more with the way they cooked it. The batter is thick almost like a waffle but tastes differently. But it complemented the shrimp. Even better with the sauce that comes with it. Also good for 3-4 persons.

jayjay's inasal pancit canton

Pancit Canton - Php 145.00

Not a fan of this type of pancit but my hubby and in-laws loved it. Not only does it tastes good but it's also rich in healthy ingredients. Serves 3-4 persons.

If you're a large group, I highly recommend Jay-j's Inasal. You won't be disappointed with the amount of serving as this is the third time I've dined here and so far they are consistent. Taste and quality of food passed my preferences. Service and ambiance is ok. Most importantly, price is very reasonable.

Have you tried this? How was your experience?

Jay-j's Inasal Branches
Home Depot, Ortigas Ave.
Timog Avenue
Congressional Ave.
SM Fairview
Hobbies of Asia, Pasay City

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I specialize in wedding make-up (Traditional or Airbrush makeup) . I also provide hair and make-up services for photoshoots, events, special occasions and ads. I was trained at HD Makeup Studio and Academy (formerly Basement Academy) for makeup and hairstyling by some of the best makeup artists in the Philippines.

I love to blog about my make-up, beauty, parenting, and other personal adventures in this site.

To see pictures of some my makeup gigs please visit My Makeup Portfolio website

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