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MAC Philippines Unveils Betty & Veronica Collection

I was an avid fan of Archie Comics during my early years and amassed a great collection of single and double digests. Archie and the gang entertained different generations of my family. The love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica have been resolved by now but loyal Betty fans, including me, will not accept the conclusion.

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The gang and me

The gang and me

Last night, March 8, 2013, MAC Philippines unveiled the Betty & Veronica collection at the Mall of Asia and we were invited to the event. We were brought back to the 50s with the event’s diner-inspired entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and, of course, the theme which is the beloved comic book Archie.

a dancer bopping to some tunes from a juke

a dancer bopping to some tunes from a juke

cream soda

cream soda

 

Edgy Betty, Archie and Veronica

Edgy Betty, Archie and Veronica

The Betty & Veronica line are evenly split, with collections for the girl-next-door types (Betty) and Daddy’s-little-girl types (Veronica).

MAC Philippines Unveils Betty & Veronica Collection

MAC Philippines Unveils Betty & Veronica Collection

MAC Philippines Unveils Betty & Veronica Collection

I tested most of the lipsticks and was prepared to buy Ronnie Red and Betty Bright, unfortunately they ran out of Ronnie Red (waaaah). It’s really a gorgeous color but Betty Bright also looks great with my complexion.

MAC Betty & Veronica Collection will be released in MAC stores starting on March 9.

Sprint Asia Warehouse Sale 2012

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I can’t wait to go to this year’s Sprint Asia sale! Products such as Orly nail polishes, Temptu air brush makeup, L.A. Colors, SPA Organics, Beauty Blender, and more will be on sale for as much as 50% off! The sale will be at their showroom, Unit 302 Quadstar Building, #80 Ortigas Ave., Greenhills, San Juan on Dec. 6 to 8 and Dec. 13 to 15! Take note of the time written on the photo above.

Review: Mircoz Fiber Lash Extender Kit

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During my latest trip to Malaysia, I was suckered into buying the Microz Fiber Lash Extender Kit when I was in one of malls. I let the saleslady demo the product for me and I decided to buy the kit for RM 229 (roughly P3,100). I didn’t really need it and it is very expensive but I have short and weird lashes (the lashes on the edge of my eyes are super short and curled) and the lady was able to make my lashes appear long and lovely. Since it was a reluctant buy, I might as well review it here so it’ll get more mileage for me.

Mircoz Fiber Lash Extender Kit is an eyelash extender kit produced in Malaysia as far as I know. It makes use of Panthenol-enriched fibers to volumize and lengthen the lashes. They advice repeating the layering several times until you achieve your desired length and volume.

Contents

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Contents (L to R): Lash Extender Volumizing, Lash Extender Lengthening, Mascara, Lash Toner, Eyelash Brush

The kit contains the following:

  1. Lash Extender Volumizing – are loose fibers applied to the middle of lashes to add volume to it
  2. Lash Extender Lengthening – are loose fibers applied to the tip of the lashes to extend it
  3. Mascara – used to glue the fibers to the lashes and cover the white fibers
  4. Lash Toner (free) – applied to the lashes to remove clumps
  5. Eyelash Brush (free)
  6. Card Holder (free, not pictured) – not related to extending lashes

How To Use

The kit didn’t come with instructions and this really annoyed me because it has been months since that trip and I don’t really remember what the saleslady taught me. I made use of the usual solution to this, Google. I got this from Aishop.

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My turn!

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Pre-lash extension. Virgin eyelashes (no curling, no nothing)

As instructed, I applied the mascara then the volumizer then the lengthener and the mascara again. It is a must to turn off your electric fan when applying the products because they fly all over the place. While I was applying the fibers, I noticed how they scattered all over my face and even got in my eyes and nose. It’s good that I wasn’t wearing contact lenses and I’m guessing this isn’t safe for lens wearers.

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Fibers all over my face

God! Don’t look at my sunspots!

I was worried about the fibers on my face but was relieved that they came off easily when I used a napkin. I repeated the layering 4 times and stopped when the mascara was beginning to clump. Silly me haven’t read about the Lash Toner at that time so I wasn’t aware that it’s used to remove the clumps. I could have gotten a lusher result. Well, here is the finale result after 4 layers.

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Sorry for the clumps. The lashes are longer and thicker though

I should have applied more fibers at the edges of my eyes. I think with practice I’ll be able to perfect this and achieve a Japanese idol look.

Mircoz Fiber Lash Extender Kit

some Japanese idols

NOT THIS ONE!

That last image is traumatic. The things we find in Google, guys!

Verdict

I’m still undecided if the Mircoz Fiber Lash Extender Kit is a good buy or not. I can achieve longer and thicker lashes with my Majolica Majorca Lash King mascara, maybe not as long as with the Mircoz but the latter is easier and faster to apply. P700+ versus P3,000+ makes the Lash King the better choice. However, I still have high hopes for the Mircoz because I think it has so much potential in creating different types of looks.

Pros

  • You can make your lashes really long and thick with layering. All you need is time and patience.
  • You can apply the fibers to target parts that are shorter because of the small fiber wands
  • Has Panthenol which moisturizes and thickens the lashes

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Takes some time to achieve results
  • Fibers scatter all over your face and clothes
  • Can’t be used while wearing contact lenses

Unfortunately this product isn’t available in the Philippines so if you want to try this product you might have to order it online or make┬ápabilifrom someone in Malaysia. Us kikays love to splurge sometimes and the Mircoz Fiber Lash Extender Kit is a splurge. If you have normal lashes, I suggest you stick to regular mascaras unless you want to also achieve the Japanese idol look. If you have short or abnormal lashes like me, this product might be a good investment.

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lashes with Microz Fiber Lash Extender. Eyes look bigger

SaladBox Review + Giveaway

 

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I was so excited to receive this in the mail from SaladBox this morning. You see, getting SaladBox packages is like getting a surprise gift every month but you’re sure that the gift inside is good and you won’t end up re-gifting them. SaladBox boxes contain product samples to suit the modern girl’s lifestyle. These boxes will always contain the best beauty and lifestyle products from around the world. Check out what my SaladBox contained.

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the list

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the curated products

My box contained beauty products and coupons which I can use for pampering myself. There was a Carmex lip balm, Strip It! cold wax, Sakura hand and nail cream and fool and heel lotion, a P1,000 gift certificate to Crescens Spa, a sample of Alyssa Ashley Eau de Toilette, and a $5 coupon to WISHtrend – the total of which is higher than the subscription fee. However, I think the true value of the SaladBox comes from opening the monthly boxes and finding out what SaladBox has come up for you.

If you want to experience this monthly delight, here is how SaladBox works.

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First, find out what’s the perfect subscription plan for you. This depends on your budget and the duration on how long you want to stay subscribed. The different plans are as follows:

SaladBox Lite is perfect for those who just want to try the service once. For P500, you’ll receive one box which contains the products they ship out to regular subscribers.

SaladBox Starter is worth 2 months for boxes for P1,000.

Monthly Recurring automatically deducts P500 from your credit card until you decide to unsubscribe from the service.

Six-months Prepaid For a 1 tay payment of P2,700 (you save P300) you will get boxes for 6 months.

One Year Prepaid If you wish to subscribe for a whole year (twelve SaladBoxes), the one-time payment is PhP5,000, you’ll get the eleventh and twelfth SaladBoxes for free.

If you refer friends, write reviews on the products you received, or buy full-size versions from SaladBox flash sales, you’ll earn SaladLeaves which you may use to redeem full-sized version of products or another SaladBox.

To know more about SaladBox, visit http://saladbox.com.ph/

 

Now for what you’ve been waiting for, the giveaway!

Prize

One of you lucky Mukhang Pera readers will win a 3-month subscription to SaladBox.

How To Join

Join the giveaway on my contest blog. http://mukhangpera.com/2012/11/b-day-giveaway-saladbox-review-giveaway/

This contest ends on December 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM EST. This is for Metro Manila residents only.