To all my beauty junkie friends and readers out there, yes you might have heard the fabulous news that Sephora is now available online in the Philippines via Sephora.PH.
Here’s the actual link to the announcement.

This is made possible as LUXOLA has been rebranded into SEPHORA.PH Again, here’s the official statement.

I couldn’t help but shoot and share some of my favorites from my surprise beauty package! I remember coming home to these babies after a long day of shooting, and it totally revived my energy in an instant! The make-up maven or rather beautician in me (haha I tell my friends I’m a beautician in my past life that’s why I love beauty and styling so much) got totally giddy over these international brands that I used to only hear about.

Since I first opened the package from late last week, I’ve been using some of the items already and they’ve easily become my favorites! Here are the personalized pro-make up brushes I received! Would’ve been really happy to have just the brushes, but to my delight, I was pleasantly surprised to find my name imprinted on them! Aaahh

These brushes clearly have specific purposes, so from thinnest to thickest here’s what they are: The PRO Winged Liner brush, the PRO Shadow brush, the PRO Angled Contour brush, and the PRO Ultra-liquid foundation brush! If I don’t feel like a Pro when using these brushes, I don’t know when I will! Right? They’re so legit, complete with caps as brush covers to maintain proper storage and hygiene. 

Next on my favorites list has to be this line of Mirenesse liners! Mirenesse is an Australian brand and all of their products are free from parabens, alcohol, mineral oil, PH, SLS Petrolatum & Synthetic Fragrance, and is PETA approved for no animal testing.

The lip liner in “9. Crazy Coco” is my perfect match! I’ve been reading and seeing how lip liners can be used for the entire lip, and I’m sure I’ll end up doing the same with this just because the color is amazing! Not too pink, not too nude, and it somehow achieves that Kylie Jenner everyday nude lip! Meanwhile the other eyeliners are pretty great as well. They’re called the Forbidden Ink Eye Liners, and the colors pop out real quick! They’re unlike other liners that need constant reapplication before the colors show. The nudish pink one is in “9. Orgasm”, meant as an under eyeliner to give an effect of wider, rounder eyes. While the dark green one is in “3. Envy”, and is a great, more playful alternative to black! Afterall, it’s almost summer and colors are so in! Love that these liners have built in sharpeners already! How convenient!

The clever packaging with golden foil stamps that say “Stay Beautiful” on the box’s flap is the cherry on top!

Here’s a limited collector’s NUDE STIX tin that contains magnetic eye color pencils in Gilt and Immortal. Love that it’s so handy, and perfect for travelling! These neutral tones in metallic textures will surely be so fun to use from day to night!
Was really curious to find “Liquid Gold” in the package too and immediately tried it on! From ALPHAH, this multi-action concentrated skin care has silk protein, licorice, and glycolic acid that aids in firming and revitalizing the skin! Mind if I do!
Upon looking at the packaging of this hand cream, you wouldn’t think much of it since it’s in a pretty simple bottle. But look again and read again! That’s what our eyes and labels are for. It’s actually not just a moisturizing hand cream, but this Balance Me hand cream from the UK is dubbed as ultra effective and seriously soothing! These copywriters sound pretty damn serious to me! So I checked the back label as well and found out that it’s actually a multi-award winning hand cream that has treated the driest of hands in the world! 

It also says that the limited edition tube I have is 1 out of the 5000 exclusively created bottles to mark their 10th anniversary at Balance Me. I tried it myself and to my delight it smells like a SPA! Herbal, minty, botanical, fresh, and relaxing. Congratulations Janeena, you now have your portable spa treatment in a hand cream! Hooray!

Here are the other contents of my surprise package:
Kate Shaw for LAQA & Co. Cheeky Lip Pencil in Humble Brag
Made in New York

Winky Lux Lip Velour in Sweet Pea
Infused with Vanilla, paraben-free, cruelty free, Made in New York

Also from Mirenesse, here are tubes of the Mattfinity Lip Rouge in Sydney (Hot Pink), and Rome (Nude). Love the city names! It’s a liquid to matte lip tint that I both love and hate for its handy size because it’s fits perfectly in small purses, and will run out faster. I will reserve these for special occasions!
“10” Collagen Cushion Compact Airbrush Liquid Powder
2. Peach Pinch, 25. Bronze, 23. Mocha, with a Rubicell Puff
Another happy surprise for the SPA-crazed person in me is this In Transit Muscle Therapy rollerball from UK brand, This Works! It eases off headaches and tired muscles, and is infused with essential oils like Marjoram, Black Pepper that stimulates, and Clove that relieves pain. Found myself saying “This Works” too! Haha
This loot clearly made me so happy! So it’s your turn to open your world into the wonders of Sephora and the top brands they house in the comfort of your own homes! Your next favorite go-to beauty and skin care fix is now just a few clicks away!

Happy shopping!