Monday, July 26, 2010

New Sigma Makeup Website :)

Sigma just launched their new website http://www.sigmabeauty.com :) New look and new features. With their new site, you can now purchase individual brushes so you can build your own kit with all brushes you prefer. They introduced an affiliate program too :) How cool is that?



Sunday, July 25, 2010

Birthday Giveaway Tally as of July 25

Here's this week's tally :) Good luck everyone!

Name
Points
Carrie
96
Andrea Lee
86
Valentina
72
Fathima Abdul Kader
20
Eva
20
LEHUA
15
Silvy
12
Deeptima
11
VJ ~ vantalee
11
Fernanda Siepierski
10
Cydonian
8
Steph
8
francesca
7
bibi400
5


*To date, only 2 people have correctly guessed my birthday. I will announce who guessed right when the contest ends :)
I validated each entry and invalid ones are not credited to the total points. Please make sure your read the instructions on how to get more points and follow as written :)
Thanks for those who already joined ^_~ Good luck everyone! ♥

Babyliss Haul

Here's another non-makeup entry but I just want to share with you guys the tools I use to style my hair. If you are looking for good quality tools, I would definitely recommend these as the essential items to style your hair.

Dryer - Babyliss Ioniceramic pro 2000
This dryer uses Ionic Ceramic technology which prevents hair damage from excessive heat. It includes the standard nozzle and a diffuser to add volume to your hair. It has also a removable rear filter, which I honestly don't know what that is for so if anyone can tell me let me know. :)
Likes:
- 2 speed and 3 temperature option, gives you 5 different speed-temperature settings
- cool air button which allows you to switch between cool temperature and your desired speed-temperature setting

Dislikes:
- too big and not good for travel

Curling Iron - Babyliss i-Pro 200
The curling iron uses Nano Titanium Ceramic professional coating to prevent hair damage from heat.

Likes:
- I-Temperature technology and temperature regulator with LCD screen which allows you to set temperature from 150-200°C. The temperature display will stop blinking once it reaches the desired temperature.
- On/Off switch
- Ventilated cool tip
- Built-in stand
- Swivel cord that rotates so no need to worry about the cord distracting you while you curl your hair
- Curl looks very natural and great for creating loose curls and waves

Dislikes:
- It only comes in one size. It would be great to have range of sizes available to choose from.
- Not recommended if you are looking to make small curls

Hair Straightener - Babyliss pro230 wet n' dry
This uses 24 x 95mm Nano Titanium Ceramic professional plates for perfect glide and heat transfer to guarantee softness, shine and protection. It can heat up immediately to 230°C which is the ideal temperature recommended by Babyliss to give perfect straightening without causing damage to hair. It is designed to be used on either dry or damp hair.

Likes:
- Ultra-fast heat-up – 230°C max
- Temperature regulator (25 temperature settings) with Turbo function
- On/Off switch
- Swivel cord

Dislikes:
- pro230 sold in Philippines does not have the LCD display and removable detangling comb

The prices of the three products are Php2000-2500 each in Philippines.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Birthday Giveaway Tally as of July 17

Hi everyone! It's been a week since I have posted the giveaway details and as promised, I am providing tally of scores every week to let you know your current status and be able to figure out if you still need more points to surely win a product of your choice :)
Name
Points
Andrea Lee
64
Carrie
59
Valentina
47
Fathima Abdul Kader
20
Eva
16
LEHUA
15
Deeptima
11
Fernanda Siepierski
10
Cydonian
8
Steph
8
francesca
7
*To date, only 2 people have correctly guessed my birthday. I will announce who guessed right when the contest ends :)
I validated each entry and invalid ones are not credited to the total points. Please make sure your read the instructions on how to get more points and follow as written :)
Thanks for those who already joined ^_~ Good luck everyone! ♥

Get a Chance to Win Beauty Bar Swag


Friday, July 9, 2010

Birthday Giveaway - CLOSED (Winners Will Be Announced on Sept 15)

Since it is my birthday soon, I wanted to make a special giveaway to my viewers. This will be a 2 month long giveaway to give you enough time to accumulate points. If you remember, I posted a giveaway poll featuring 6 products that I am planning to giveaway for July. Since I noticed that different viewers have different choices and no particular product won the poll, I have decided to let the winners choose the prize from the list instead. Yes, you read right, there will be winners and not just a single one! :)

This is open internationally. The contest ends in September 10, 2010.

Below are the prizes that you can choose from. You can only choose ONE from the list. TWO winners will have a chance to win the item that they want and 5 winners will be randomly selected to win random makeup products ^_~
*All products to be given away are brand new and purchased by me.

How to win:
You need to accumulate points in order to win. The person with the highest points will get to choose 1 product that she/he wants from the items available to be given away. Another winner will be randomly selected to choose also a product from the list and 5 winners to get a random makeup product. The more points you get, the more chances of winning :)

IMPORTANT: You need to do this to officially enter the giveaway. Without this, any succeeding steps you did will NOT count. 
First, you need to follow my blog via Google Connect and comment on this entry to be able to join (5 points).
Follow the sample entry below:
Important points:
1. You need to use the name you are using to follow me. Use google connect to follow. You need to use the same name that you used for initial entry for every succeeding posts (to get additional points).
2. Enter your email address. No email, no point.
3. Choose the prize that you want and the color/set that you want. If this is incomplete, I won't give you points for this.

OPTIONAL: This is not required. You can do this if you feel like you are not lucky with the random draw and you want to work your way to actually winning. These steps will just help you get a fair chance of winning - the more effort you give on this contest, the more points you get, the more chances of being the top scorer. If you don't want to do all these, then you still have a chance as a random draw winner ^_~


How to get additional points. NOTE to use the same name you used in your entry above to credit points.
1. Follow me on twitter @miyosia. Post your twitter name as a comment to get points. - 2 points
2. Follow me via NetworkedBlogs. Post your Facebook name as a comment to get points - 2 points
3. Like my Facebook page. Post your Facebook name as a comment to get points - 2 points
4. Suggest my Facebook page to your friends. If your friend liked my page, post the Facebook name of your friend as a comment to get points. (Edit: If you have suggested friends to like my page even before the contest, you can post them as well and it will be counted. NOTE that I will verify whether they are your friends or not, either by sending them message or checking your friends list so make sure you are posting correctly.) - 2 points for every friend who liked my page.
5. Post the message "Special Giveaway! Get a chance to win any of the products by Sigma Makeup, Eyeko or Sugarpill. http://www.miyosia.com" on your wall, tag my page and 3 other friends. Your post must also appear on my page to qualify (so make sure you tag my page Makeup by Miyo). One post per day allowed. - 3 points per post per day.
6. Retweet "Special Giveaway! Get a chance to win any of the products by Sigma Makeup, Eyeko or Sugarpill. http://www.miyosia.com". Only one post per hour allowed. Post the link of your tweet as comment to get points - 1 point per tweet per hour
7. Blog about this giveaway. Post your blog page as comment to get points - 5 points
8. Comment on other posts in this blog. Post the link of the blog entry as a comment so I can check and credit you the points. Comment date should only be from July 10-Sept 10, 2010. - 1 point per blog entry
9. Anyone who can guess my birthday (month and day only), send your answer to my email and don't forget to indicate the name you are using to comment in my blog. Post a comment saying you sent an email to credit points if you guessed correctly. DO NOT post my birthday here :) - 10 points

Edit: I noticed that most of you are having trouble with getting the link of the status on twitter so here is how.
1. Post a status saying "Special Giveaway! Get a chance to win any of the products by Sigma Makeup, Eyeko or Sugarpill. http://www.miyosia.com" on twitter.
2. Once you have submitted it, click the link as shown in the picture (link inside the box)
3. Copy the URL and post it as a comment in this entry.

DO NOT re-tweet my posts as this will not show as your status but mine. You need to create a new post for every entry to get it credited to your score.

I will be posting every week who is leading in terms of points to give you an idea on how many more points you need to win. :)

By September 10, I will make a tally of the scores and announce the winners. Your scores will also be your raffle tickets for the random draw. I will announce the winner by September 15. Winners must be willing to email me their complete name, address and contact info via email. You need to use the same email you posted when you joined this giveaway.

Good luck! ^_~


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

L'Oreal Paris Contest Alert

CONTEST ALERT!!! Want to win 5 lovely Color Riche Intense lipsticks?

Post this photo on your Facebook wall, give 7 friends a kiss by tagging them on the kiss marks, and share your wall post on L'Oreal Paris Philippines' Facebook site so they can see.

For the next 10 days, there will be 1 daily winner who will win 5 lipsticks from L'Oreal Paris.

What are you waiting for?! KISS IT FORWARD!

Unfortunately the contest is only open for Philippine residents.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Couture Nerd Giveaway - $100 Visa Giftcard

Couture Nerd is hosting another giveaway! Check their blog entry http://www.couture-nerd.com/2010/07/giveaway-100-visa-giftcard-giveaway.html to join. They are giving away $100 Visa Giftcard to TWO lucky winners. The contests ends on August 1 (my birthday yay!) so don't forget to submit your entry ^_^ This contest is open worldwide so everyone can join which is also cool! Just imagine how many makeup products you can buy with $100. ♥

Beauty Benefits of Green Tea

Makeup application is best when you have a healthy glowing skin. Most people rely so much on makeup that they tend to neglect skin care. Why bother when there is makeup to cover up flaws anyways? Makeup should enhance your natural beauty and not totally change your looks. Unhealthy skin, even with makeup will still look unhealthy. So to achieve a completely flawless look, it should start beneath the makeup, that is your skin.

There are so many ways to take care of your skin. Of course, we already know the 3 basics ways - cleanse, tone and moisturize. Although some people need more than the basics to maintain a healthy looking skin specially when aging comes with it. Hydrating your skin is the most essential, so drink at least 8-10 glasses a day. Drink more in the summer since you dehydrate faster during warm weather. Getting enough vitamin E is also a good way to maintain a younger looking skin.

Did you know that green tea has beauty benefits? We all know that green tea has shown to have many health benefits and one of these is helping you get a healthy skin. It fights the effects of aging, makes the skin glow, heal blemishes, soothe tired eyes and more. Peroxide lipids slows down cell degeneration and the aging process. Vitamin E helps reduce the peroxide lipids but Green tea is twenty times more active in reducing these than Vitamin E.

Include green tea in your beauty regimen. Soak two bags of green tea in 1 liter of hot water for 20 minutes. Refrigerate until the water is cold. You can use this as a cooling spritzer to freshen your face. The green tea helps hydrate your skin. Soak cotton pads in cold green tea and put it over your eyes. You can also use the tea bags as an eye mask to relax tired eyes. If you have break outs or scars, dab green tea over the affected areas to help them heal faster. Also, make it a habit to drink at least 1 cup of hot green tea since beauty starts from within. ♥

My favorite green tea brand is the TAZO Tea. I suggest the China Green Tips (also available in full leaf) and Om filter bags for applying on your skin and try out other flavors for your drink.

*photo from http://www.ideal-living.com
Have fun and stay beautiful everyone!

♥ Miyo