Music Mondays: I’ll Be Home (Meghan Trainor)

Christmas in the Philippines never actually ends on the 25th but extends up to the end of the year about the time when we are all celebrating the coming of the new year. Parties and reunions still abound and the spirit of giving remains among friends, families, and loved ones. So as a final hurrah to this wonderful season, here’s our last Christmas themed Music Mondays:

I’ll Be Home by Meghan Trainor

She has a beautiful ballad voice after all. Unfortunately, there’s no official music video yet available for this song. So we have to make do with a lyric video instead. At least we get to feel the full force of the song’s sentiment.

Cheers to the holidays and welcome to the coming of a new year!


UNBOXING: BDJ December Box

From a Benefit exclusive box last November to this December’s Cover Girl exclusive box, Santa must have listed all BDJ Bellas under “nice” this year. Not only that, all products this month are full sized products, the prices of which total to more than 4x the price of a BDJ Box! Yey!

BDJ December Box 2014

30ml TruBlend Liquid Makeup worth Php 645
11g TruBlend Pressed Powder worth Php 425
3g Cheekers Blush worth Php 395
4.6g Smoky Shadow Blast worth Php 525
13.1ml LashBlast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara worth Php 595

An Eye for an Eye

 As always, I’m eyeing the mascara for I am truly an eye makeup fan, especially of mascaras. I just love trying out the different brush types created by makeup manufacturers.

It’s also my first time to own an eye shadow stick so I can’t wait to try the Smoky Shadow Blast. It’s a double ended stick, giving it a multipurpose quality.

Cheek Matte

Cheekers Cover Girl Powder Blush

The header is actually a joke. You know, checkmate but instead, cheek (for the blush) and matte (for the foundation and powder). Get it? 🙂 Never mind. It’s the thought that counts.

Anyway, I love barely there blushes, as if I just naturally have rosy cheeks even though there’s a fat chance of me having them naturally. That’s why I’m always open to trying out different blushes–whether cheek tint or stain, powder, cream, stick, etc. The Cheekers Blush I got is rose silk and promises to give an “easy and natural rosy silk flush”. According to the product brochure, the blush is currently BDJ Box exclusive and will only be available in the market by in February 2015. Yey for first dibs!

For the powder and foundation, I got no. 2 shades, which is a relief. Meaning, they should be compatible with each other. Whether the shade will be compatible with my skin tone is yet to be seen so I look forward to that. I’m still in search of the perfect liquid foundation that’s best for my skin.

Best Beautiful You!

There you have it. Five promising products from Cover Girl c/o BDJ Box. I wonder if this will make me look like Katy Perry as in the cover of their product brochure. 😉

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Like any of the products in this month’s BDJ Box?

Music Mondays: Text Me Merry Christmas (Straight No Chaser feat. Kristen Bell)

Another Christmas song for the season. Something new and something that actually reminds me of Love is an Open Door from Frozen. Maybe because both included Kristen Bell but more because of the melody and voicing.

In any case, the song is short and the video a change from the usual music videos out there. The message is worth listening to as well, especially for those who are away from their loved ones.