J. Cat’s New Campaign Wants You To Turn Up The Volume and Be Bolder

by 8:05 PM

Makeup has always been a form of self-expression. Whether you use makeup for your profession, as a hobby, or even as therapy, makeup lets you show off your personality and uniqueness in a way that nothing else truly can. So, with everything that makeup can offer—why not dial up the boldness of your look and turn up the volume?

Feel Good, Look Good, and Break the Rules

Since its founding in 2012, J. Cat has bewitched beauty enthusiasts worldwide with its rich color pay-off, fun products, and vegan and cruelty-free lines that encourage both newbies and pros to break the mold and create their own fearless looks. All of J. Cat’s products are free of phthalates, sulfates, GMO’s, Triclosan (a preservative) and other toxic chemicals. Its nail polishes are also free from formaldehyde and toluene, while also being cruelty-free and budget friendly.

J. Cat knows that real beauty comes from within, but what sets J. Cat apart is its ability to help makeup junkies and newbies transform and express all their many facetsInfluencers and celebrities from all over the world have continued to rave about J. Cat and its inventive campaigns. Online stars like Desi Perkins, Michelle Phan, and Tati Westbrook plus big-time celebs like our very own Arci Munoz are fans who love how J. Cat has finally found the perfect way to give high-quality product without breaking the bank.

Amplify Your Makeup and Switch Up the Dial on Beauty

Since being introduced to the Philippine market in 2017, Filipino beauty enthusiasts (including me) have been privy to a massive slew of products that cater to every look from the Rock Maiden to the Rainbow Reign.

This year, though, J. Cat invites a bigger and more fearless approach to makeup with its newest campaign called Turn Up the Volume. While their staple products still enable you to nail every and any look that fits your fancy, J. Cat wants you to make 2018 the year you start your new makeup adventure as they give you the tools and inspiration to take charge and have the choice to be as bold as you want.

Turn Up the Volume invites makeup lovers from all walks of life to take a step out of their comfort zone by making their everyday bolder. Whether that’s a new addition of a pop of color on your neutral-shaded lids, a full-blown rainbow lip for your evening out, or a versatile look that will easily transform and take you from day to night with just a few strokes and dabs of daring hues—J. Cat can elevate your go-to looks and dial up the boldness.

J. Cat’s newest campaign underscores the uniqueness within us all and encourages users to let out their inner J. Cat kitten—the undeniable club chic life-of-the-party who isn’t afraid to explore the different volumes of bold beauty that J. Cat beauty can take them to.

Take Risks and Turn Up

That’s why last July 19, 2018 at Poblacion’s Dulo MNL, five of the biggest and most innovative MUAs came together to amp up the volume to show how to break makeup rules and, instead, make your own! It’s a multi-sensory experience that showcases various areas, each with its own distinct look and persona that’ll transport you into J. Cat’s loud and proud world.

J. Cat’s Turn Up the Volume campaign launch was an immersive activity at every corner that just begs to be Instagrammed. This retro club-esque event was filled with holo, neon lights, plush chill-out spots, specially-curated food and cocktails, pumped-up music, addictive games, exclusive giveaways, and of course, tons of makeup, that’ll turn up the volume from timid and tame to audacious and unapologetic. Me and my closest blogger and online content creator friends had a night full of colors, boldness, and music!

Turn Up the Dial with Five Volumes of Beauty

Each of our five MUAs have their own stations. Within these five stations, you’ll get millions of colors, and countless makeup inspirations as a live model gets the full treatment with each makeup artist.

Volume 1- "Pop of Color": At Teena Arches’ (one of my besties in the industry) station see how you can control the dial on your everyday makeup by learning how to play with those colors that you might normally intimidate you. This look can take you from day to night and will make brown and hazel eyes pop!

Volume 2- "Dare to Sparkle": The 2nd featured MUA, Hanna Pechon will demonstrate how to incorporate glitter into your go-to look. With inspo coming straight from cats with eyes of different hues, this’ll give the windows to your soul a whole new spirit.

Volume 3- "Color Me Bold": With Jherome Ramos will showcase a look based off the J.Cat girls’ essence: the fearless, loud, and bustling life of the party. A play on the some of J.Cat’s greatest hits; a medley of smoky burgundy colors and deep lip shades that’ll be perfect for every night out on the town and out of your comfort zone.

Volume 4- "Hologlam": Katchie Mejias will be dedicated to all things holo! As a nod to the early 70s, this look combines the past with a futuristic twist that is also partly inspired by the multi-dimensional iridescence of the sea.

Volume 5- "Full On Club Chic": Last but not the least, Min Ortiz, see how to nab that mermaid-inspired look that’s been all over the Net, with edgy holographic accents and dark seductive lips that will have you looking beat to the gods!

Enter the J.Cat Experience

Each station placed the spotlight on how to use some of J. Cat’s most popular products like; Lipfinity Matte Lipsticks, Eyeshadow Palettes, Liquid Highlighters, Flash Metal, Holo Toppers, Rock Glitz Eyeliners, and many more. We had fun trying out the products, doing our own look and be bold!

“Forget that makeup is meant to disguise flaws, instead start looking at makeup as a way to highlight your unique personality and creativity,” said Bwelle Madera, president of Bwelle Store Enterprise, Inc., the official distributor of J. Cat in the Philippines. “Why stay stuck in your comfort zone when you can turn up the volume and enter a whole new world of color and self-expression?”

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The Glutathione that I'm Currently Using

by 1:56 PM
A lot of people are asking me if it is okay to try different brands of glutathione. Well, that's the hardest part of being a beauty b/vlogger that I really enjoy! I love trying out new products and to be honest, it is not always Christmas when it comes to reviewing products. There are products that can do harm on our skin especially if you are not "hiyang" with the product that you are currently testing out. What can I do? I love sharing you my experiences whether it is good or bad. I am always transparent to you in every product reviews because you deserve it guys! And you know for sure that I am enjoying this whole thing that I am doing. Yes, I am willing to sacrifice my own skin just so you can have a guide in trying different skincare or makeup products.

I would like to express my sweet thanks to everyone who's contentiously trusting me and who's there with me in my journey of trying different things. I recently reached 50,000 subscribers in my YouTube Channel. In case you are not aware, each and everyone of you matters to me so thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. If you are not yet subscribed to my channel, "Click here".

Going back, I am receiving a lot of requests to try a specific brand and stick to it for a long time so I can see its fullest effect, if that specific product can deliver amazing result in the long run. So I thought, hmm.. why not! I want to give it a go since I haven't done it yet. The longest period that I stayed to one brand of glutathione was 2 months if I am not mistaken.

After thorough thinking what glutathione to try and stick to it for at least half a year, I have finally decided to try Glutaredox! Glutaredox is a groundbreaking supplement that gives the same effect of a glutathione injection in a simple sublingual tablet. Its patented formulation of a high concentration of reduced Glutathione, Vitamin C, Selenium and L-Cysteine along with its Oro-FS-Release technology assures a 100% absorption rate which makes it superior.

This is not a new product to me because I already finished two boxes of this amazing product. Why did I choose it? Well, I super love the effect of this product on me because after finishing two boxes, it whitened my complexion. If you haven't watched my first review about Glutaredox, just "click here" so you'll understand why I am so in love with this glutathione pill.

I am inviting all of you to please join me and support me in my journey of taking Glutaredox. This is also a challenge to me since it is really my first time to stick to one brand of oral glutathione. My heart is full of excitement and I am looking forward to see amazing results in the next months. I will definitely keep you updated regarding the progress of this challenge so make sure to follow me on all of my social media handles and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

I created a video wherein I am explaining more about this challenge. If you are interested to watch, just play the video below and subscribe. :)

By the way, Glutaredox is available in Lazada (click here) for only P2,380. To know more about Glutaredox, visit http://www.skitty.com.ph/

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Red Tomato Skincare Set Review by Jay Jay

by 7:02 PM
I asked Jay Jay—member of our group (#VanityFriends) to review the Red Tomato Skincare Set. I asked them to share their skincare concerns on one of my posts and I chose Jay's comment so I sent him the Red Tomato Skincare Set. And now, after finishing the entire set, Jay sent back to me his write-up (review) so I can share it here in our awesome blog.


First of all, I would like to grab this opportunity to thank Bes MJ for choosing me to do a product review for the month. :) I am really thrilled to try out this Red Tomato Set since I am very cautious and picky when it comes to choosing the right skin care product for my delicate skin. For everyone’s knowledge, I would like to share that my skin type is oily and very sensitive. That is why when I received the Red Tomato Set, I tried it immediately without any hesitation because I know the benefits of the Tomato in our body and I cannot wait to see its actual effects on my skin. Without further ado, I am going to share with you all an in-depth review of the Red Tomato by Venice within 2 weeks of using it.


If you are an avid fan of using soap as a facial wash, then this Soap is the best for you. What makes this soap excellent is that its primary ingredient is Real Tomato Extract which means it contains Vitamins A, C, E, Lycopene and Zea-xanthin, all of which contributes to make your skin brighter, glowing, and protects you from unwanted free radicals. On top of that it also has several other ingredients to maximize and further its nutritional benefits on your skin. The other ingredients are Coconut Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Coffee bits (which helps exfoliate dead skin cells). The soap promises to instantly brighten your skin, lighten scars, melasma, and dark spots. It also addresses your skin break-outs.

Upon opening the box, I have noticed that it is neatly packaged in a transparent wrapper. It also has a fruity aroma that is quite addictive. The color of the soap is combination of pink and red. I use the soap twice a day, in the morning and evening since it is very gentle on the skin. It provides an immediate clean smooth feeling after every wash. By using the soap within two weeks, I have noticed a big improvement on my skin: it lightened my existing pimple scars and dark spots, my skin looks brighter and glowing, and finally it minimized my pores (This is very important since men in general has larger pores than women)


The Red Tomato Toner has a handful of promising benefits on the skin. Among its benefits are the following: it removes deep-seated dirt, eliminates pimples, effectively whitens, fights skin aging, eliminates wrinkles and fine lines, tightens pores, restores skin’s PH balance, moisturizes and refreshes your skin, and it containes Lycopene, water, collagen and glutathione. However, it is not indicated on the label of the Toner. It would have been better if they have included it since most consumers are meticulous when it comes to the contents of the products they are using. Gladly, there is information available on the web about the Toner.

The first time I used the toner, my skin reacted to it since it is a new product. For the first few days, there are red patches scattered on my face (possibly allergic reactions) after every application. There is a disclaimer in the label though that when allergic reaction appears, discontinue using it. However, I am confident that this is normal for me since I have tried various products before and it takes a while before my skin gets used to a new product. The toner comes in a 250ml bottle just like any other toners in the market. As per instruction in the label, you let the toner dry up on your skin for a minute before applying the Red Tomato Serum. This will allow for the absorption of the toner on your skin. It has a natural floral aroma that is soothing to the senses. The fluid is clear with tiny red bits that most likely resemble tomato extracts since it is made up of Tomato.

It took almost two weeks before my skin got used to this product. I use the toner with a cotton ball and gently pat it on my face in circular motion focusing on the cheeks, hairline, and dark spots on my face. Right now, my skin is already compatible with the Toner. No more red patches. And the results are visible. My skin is evidently glowing and whiter than before. The toner has also helped minimize my pores. Also, the best thing about this product is that it is organic. I use it twice a day after washing my face off with the Red Tomato Soap.


The Red Tomato Serum is actually the first serum that I have used on my face. I have tried several moisturizers before but I am ecstatic about trying out this Serum since just like the Soap and the Toner, it is pretty much made up of the same ingredients.

The Serum comes in an elegant small plastic pump bottle tightly sealed which is impressive since it preserves the quality of the product. However, when I opened it up and tried to pump out the serum, nothing came out. I ended up opening the bottle only to find out that the serum appeared to be like a dormant cooking oil. The serum became so viscous that it cannot be dispensed through the dip tube. Look at the picture below.

Since I cannot pump out the serum, I just scoop it out from the bottle using the dip tube and apply an ample amount on my face. In a circular motion, I spread it gently on my face. What I like most about this serum is that it has a menthol and soothing effect on the skin and it serves as a moisturizer. I apply it twice a day after using the Red Tomato Toner. Within 2 weeks, its effects on my skin are already visible.

Overall, the Red Tomato Set by Venice is a great product for everyday use. What sets it apart from other cosmetic kits is that is is organic which means it not harmful to the skin. Furthermore, it efficiently and effectively delivers its promises provided that you are religiously using it day and night. It surely gives its contemporaries a run for their money.

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A Real Estate Company in Ortigas is Looking For New Property Specialists

by 6:44 PM
Finding your first job as a graduate or undergraduate is a daunting task at the best of times, even more so in today’s challenging economic climate. However, with an ever increasing demand of real estate today, it is not impossible for you to have a luck in this kind of industry.

Since I love sharing anything helpful to you my lovely #VanityFriends, I am sharing you this post from a friend as he is looking for new Real Estate Superstars!

Here's a quote from his post:

"I'm looking for property specialist to be part of my team in Ortigas and Company. Competive allowance and incentives awaits you! 3% commission and you can earn up to 200k a month.


  • At least you earned 72 units in college
  • Sales experience and good network is an advantage
  • Pleasing personality
  • Willing to work in Ortigas area
  • Can start your training if you pass the interview within the week. Kindly send me your resume.

Call me if you are interested

Raymond Alarcon

0908 959 1468
Sales Manager
Ortigas and Company
raymond.alarcon@sales-ortigas.com.ph "

Dream big, earn big and start your rewarding career now with Ortigas & Company. I wish you luck my #VanityFriends! Visit http://www.ortigasandcompany.com/ to know more.

What Are Timeless’ Best Products That Prevent Breakouts?

by 3:24 PM

Preventing acne breakouts is an essential criterion for skin care products made for teenagers.  Adolescents are not the only people who look for skin care products that will prevent breakouts, though.  Timeless Skin Care has recently added Pure Squalane Oil to its inventory of anti-aging skin care products.  This way, customers who want to prevent wrinkles and fine lines can also keep acne pimples away.

What Is Squalane?

Squalane is a lubricating substance produced in small quantities by the sebaceous glands in the skin.  Cosmetic products that contain squalane have enhanced moisturizing ability without being prohibitively expensive.  Adding squalane oil to your skin care routine can help moisturize and protect your skin from acne breakouts.

How Do You Use Squalane Oil?

Squalane oil is part of the Pure line of Timeless skin care products.  In other words, the only ingredient is squalane oil; there are no fillers.  The squalane oil sold by Timeless is derived from olives, so it is 100 percent vegan.

You can use just three drops a day as a daily moisturizer.  Simply rub the squalane oil into the skin of your face; it will not leave an oily residue.  Timeless Squalane Oil is also an effective moisturizer when used in combination with other Timeless products.  Many customers like to use it in combination with Timeless Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  You can even add a few drops of Timeless Pure Squalane Oil to your favorite anti-aging skin care products.

Beyond Squalane

Squalane oil is not the only pure botanical ingredient you can find at the Timeless site.  You can also find Pure Argan Oil.  Even the combination products have only the ingredients you need.  Therefore, you can always trust Timeless products to be light and efficient.  Explore the Timeless product line to find the right skin care routine for you.

My Skincare Routine using Gluta-C Products

by 12:36 AM
After seeing amazing result from Flawless First Rejuvenating set (click here for my video review), I braved myself and used the Gluta-C skincare set immediately. Though, I don't recommend this practice because our skin needs rest and recovery. There should be (in my personal opinion) at least one week interval before using another brand. Since I am your human guinea pig, plus I am honestly excited hahaha, I used Gluta-C products right after.

My Skincare Routine using Gluta-C Products

Where to buy?

Lazada. "Click here"
Watsons & SM nationwide

How much?

Toner: P99 (100ml)
Soap: P59 (60g)
Day Cream: P149
Night Serum: P199

To be honest with you, I am super impressed with the packaging of all Gluta-C products. Not only they are really eye-catching, they are also printed with amazing information that you need to know about each products. I personally love reading product description before buying so my highest salute to Gluta-C for disclosing relevant information on the packaging.

When you open one product, you know it's Gluta-C because they have uniform fragrance. And speaking of fragrance, I SUPER love the scent of these products because it's so captivating and it smells—pang mayaman talaga. The fragrance can instantly boost a person's mood because it delivers good vibes.

My Skincare Routine


This is what I use to wash my face day and night. What I like about this soap is, it is not drying and it didn't cause me acne breakout. In fact, it helps in controlling acne buildup on my face.


After cleansing, the second step is to tone my face. Not only it improves skin texture, it also removes excess oils and dirt on my skin. What I like about this toner is this alone is moisturizing. The Gluta-C toner is alcohol-free so it is safe for sensitive skin.


This is a perfect partner if you are always on-the-go because it doubled up as whitening cream and sunblock in one. It is enriched with Vitamins C, E and Shea Butter to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin. This one is super moisturizing but it's not heavy. The product dries up quickly and it has a demi-matte finish.


This one is my most favorite because it gives an instant smooth feeling on my skin. After applying the product, my face feels really smooth, soft, and moisturized in no time. Because I'm really obsessed with it, I am using it as my overnight facial mask ahaha. I would put a generous amount on my face before going to bed and I would wake up with glowing and healthy looking skin. This technique might not work for everyone but you can try it. :)

After using this set for few weeks, I noticed a more glowing and pimple-free skin. It is not the fastest in terms of skin whitening but it can be your perfect partner if you have acne-prone skin and you want to achieve lighter and glowing complexion.

Another thing that I appreciate about the brand specifically, is their products are available in all leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. Though, I also love online shopping, it still very convenient to have the product the moment that you wish for it. No shipping time. :)

If you want to watch my full video review about this product, feel free to watch below:

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MNL48 reveals First Generation Members

by 7:05 PM
The Philippines’ very own version of Japan’s highest-selling all-girl idol group, AKB48, is finally here. After the nationwide search for the first and biggest idol group in the country, Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE), together with ABS-CBN, launched the First Generation members of MNL48 during its first General Election last April 28 on It’s Showtime.

It was a momentous event for both MNL48 finalists and fans who gathered in ABS-CBN’s Studio 4 and Center Road to witness the announcement of the result of the General Election. A total of 72 finalists took part in the election after three months of hard work and dedication, however only 48 aspirants were announced as the first generation members while remaining aspirants where luckily considered as Kenkyuusei (Trainees).

Fans flocked at Studio 4 and Center Road with their stick lights, fan-made banners and shirts to show their support for their Oshi (favorite). Aside from the announcement of the first generation members, fans were also thrilled to find out the ranking of the each member; the Senbatsu (rank 1-16) and the reveal of the Center Girl, who will be the face of MNL48

As soon as the ceremony began, the excitement of fans and the finalists were evident as loud cheers from the audience inside the Studio 4 and Center Road filled the venue. After the MNL48 opening, the announcement of rank 16 to 8 were revealed.

Following the reveal of rank 16 to 8 girls, the much-awaited announcement of rank 7 to 2 and the Center Girl were finally declared. The crowned center girl of this year's election was Sheki while rank 2 and 3 went to Abby and Sela followed by Tin at rank 4, Zen at rank 5, Alice at rank 6, and Trixie joined the Kami 7 (rank 1-7) at rank 7.

The announcement of Senbatsu and Center Girl were televised live on Its’ Showtime while the reveal of Under Girls (rank 17 to 32), Next Girls (rank 22 to 48), and the Kenkyuusei were broadcasted live on MNL48 Online via its official Facebook page and YouTube Channel. The ranking of the MNL48 first Generation were based from the votes they earned on the MNL48 Plus app during the General Election voting period from April 14 to April 27 until 1PM.

Check out the full results below:

01. Sheki

[Senbatsu] (2nd ~ 16th)
02. Abby
03. Sella
04. Tin
05. Zen
06. Alice
07. Trixie
08. Ella
09. Ash
10. Gabb
11. Jem
12. Sayaka
13. Faith
14. Lara
15. Grace
16. Quincy

[Under Girls] (17th ~ 32nd)
17. Alyssa
18. Erica
19. Nice
20. Joyce
21. Kyla
22. Dian
23. Belle
24. Jan
25. Dana
26. Aly
27. Mari
28. Gia
29. Daryll
30. Van
31. Essel
32. Jaydee

[Next Girls]  (33rd ~ 48th)
33. Shaina
34. Kay
35. Ruth
36. Sha
37. Shaira
38. Brei
39. Lei
40. Jewel
41. Hazel
42. Necca
43. Mae
44. Ecka
45. Thea
46. Princess
47. Madie
48. Cess

1. Emz
2. Arol
3. Coleen
4. Rowee
5. Niah
6. Kana
7. Andi
8. Vira
9. Mela
10. Vern
11. Ikee
12. Rans
13. Cassey
14. Karla
15. Laney 
16. Dani
17. Nina
18. Eda
19. Yna

Last April 30, 2018, The MNL48 First Generation girls attended their very first press conference at Hive Hotel and Convention Place in Quezon city. The girls performed an amazing short dance number to brightened up the afternoon. After the performance, the girls smartly answered all the questions of the press and bloggers during the event.

Meanwhile, big opportunities await our MNL48 First Generation. Just like their other sister groups, MNL48 First Generation will be performing daily at their very own MNL48 Theater, will have their music recording under Star Music, and international training under AKS, the prestigious talent management of AKB48, and will be the first Filipino endorsers of Tokyo Girls Collection that will soon open in the Philippines.

To view the complete list of MNL48 First Generation members and their ranking, and for more information visit our website and follow us on our social media accounts.

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