Linggo, Nobyembre 06, 2011

Psychedelic Me's First Blog Give away WINNER!!

I am really excited to announce the winner of my first every blog giveaway! I wanna thank everyone who joined. I got a total of 2,585 entries! IT was really hard to tally but thanks to google docs for making it easy and for the timestamp!
the winner will get 8 items! 1 NYX smoke eye palette, 6 round lipsticks and a mega shine lipgloss!



Please wait for my email, you have 48 hours to respond or I shall pick another winner.

Again, thank you to everyone who joined my giveaway! I have another giveaway coming up! I promise to post it as soon as I have time. I am very busy nowadays with work which explains the lack of blog post! My next giveaway will be bigger than this one so please watch out for it. Again and again, thank you very much!

Miyerkules, Oktubre 12, 2011

Laneige Make up workshop

During the last week of September, I saw an announcement in Mall of Asia that Laneige will be having a make up work shop with one of their international make up artist Min Hyuk Park. I immediately went to Laneige's s store in Mall of Asia to sign up.

On the first week of October I found out that they will have an exclusive make up workshop for bloggers and luckily I got an invite.

I first learned about the brand on youtube haul videos and how girls (even non korean) rave about their skin care products. Laneige is a famous korean cosmetics and skin care brand that is now here in the Philippines.
La neige is a French word that means 'the snow'. Snow forms when vapour droplets solidify around dust particles as they fall from the clouds to the ground. 
Snow is crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes, which are typicallt hexagonally symmetrical. Snowflakes can come in many different, visually appealing forms, including columns, needles, and plates. They are like works of art crafted by the hands of nature using moisture and wind as tools. Crystalline water ice formed in the night sky. Snowflakes that fall to the ground remind us of floral leaves scattered by the winds. Snow that falls on your skin shines like a gem. Snow that piles up on the ground is pure and clear beyond measure. Eventually, they silently melt to become water.
In the context of LANEIGE, 'snow is born with moisture (water) and changes into various shapes and colors as it moves freely in space time'

Meet Mr. Park

Admit it or not you love how flawless, young looking and healthy looking korean skins are! Mr. Park shared some secrets and techniques on how koreans do their everyday make up with Laniege's Dazzling Holiday collection.

Mr. Park emphasizes on how important skin care is. We should apply toner, moisturizer, sunblock and under eye creams before our concealer and foundation routine. Since our weather is hot and humid compared to their weather in Korea he taught us on how we should do our routine as well as on the amount of product that should be applied. Yes, it's a lot of work to do especially for busy people but it's gonna be worth it.
Here is a summary
*  Apply skin care products such as moisturizer, sunblock and eye cream before applying make up. Massage it to your face in an upward motion so the skin will absorb the product. It is also a technique in avoiding pre mature aging.
*During daytime, apply small amount  of moisturizer and sunblock to avoid excess oil and apply generous amount before sleeping or at night time.
* For foundation, you can use your clean fingers or a brush. Using your fingers will give a more natural look. Apply foundation in an upward motion.

* Instead of using just one product, use both eyebrow pencil and eyebrow powder. Outline with the pencil and fill with the powder. This is a faster technique and your brows will look more natural.
* For korean make up Less is more! Koreans like natural looking make up. Avoid heavy make up specially at day time. (This is very true considering our weather!)
* Apply blush on and highlight parts of your face for a natural looking glow on skin. Always consider the shape of your face when highlighting. Highlight points of your face like brow bone and nose bridge.
* Set your make up with a powder using a brush. Use a tapping motion instead of a wiping motion. Tapping motion will set your make up better because wiping motion might leave brush marks.

*Remove excess oil using a powder puff. Dab it on your face.
* Apply a natural looking lipstick and apply a gloss that is the same or compliments the lipstick color.

The very pretty model. Left without make up and right with makeup. See how natural her make up is? 
I think I need these products in my life! :P

I  love their selection of eyeshadows! 
Thank you so much Laneige for the awesoem loot bag! I am so in love with the make up bag! Perfect for my future work (?)  I will visit Laneige's store soon to check the products used during the workshop! You should check them too! I'm sure you'll love all their product! They have products for all kinds of skin types!

I can't wait to try everything ! Already tried the water sleeping pack and I so love it!

I really learned a lot from the workshop and I am happy that I met some bloggers too! Thank you vey much Laneige for the invite, the freebies and the experience!

You can find Laneige in the following malls, Visit them!:
SM MOA, Shangrila, Trinoma, And Robinsons Place Manila

For more information about laneige visit their site:

PS I will update this post soon! and don't forget to join my blog giveaway HERE !

Martes, Oktubre 04, 2011

Giveaway Prize plus FOTD

After joining a lot of blog giveaways, I finally won!! I was so happy when I got an email from Ms. April of that I won second prize which was perfect because that's the prize that I want! haha! How lucky can I get! Read her announcement here . 

So today this package arrived in the mail!

When the mailman hand me the package I almost ripped it due to excitement then I realized that I need to take shots for my blog!

And here's is my prize! A pair of Geo contact lens in gray! This is my first ever pair of Geo contact lens so imagine my excitement! The color is perfect for everyday use! 

Thank you so much April for the sweet letter! Really made my day! Indeed this prize was meant for me! :)

And for my FOTD wearing my prize! I want a wearable (here in  Manila!) Gyaru inspired look! 

Here's a closer look. I love 'doll-like' eyes!. It's very comfortable to wear to think that it's my first time to wear contacts. I will not list the products used for this look since I will be doing a tutorial related to this look.

Again, thank you so much April for hosting that give away! I really love my prize! Visit her awesome blog 


Linggo, Oktubre 02, 2011

Psychedelic Me's First Blog Give away! (International) CLOSED!!

Finally! Here it is! My first ever blog give away! This is my way to say thank you to everyone and celebrate my third month with this blog! I will have 2 give aways! This is the first one with NYX products as prizes.
so here are the prizes !

1  NYX  For Your Eyes Only ,Smokey eyes Palette
6 NYX Round lipstick (my choice of shade/color)
1 Mega shine Lip gloss


* MUST FOLLOW MY BLOG PUBLICLY (GFC) if you don't have GFC account you can use your twitter,yahoo ETC (+1 entry)
* Like my FACEBOOK PAGE (+1 entry)   


* Like NYX MANILA in FACEBOOK (+1 entry)

* Post this as your facebook status and don't forget to tag me properly and NYX Manila
" Join @Psychedelic Me' s first blog give away c/o @Nyx Manila  and win NYX Products! Click here to join!"
(+2 entries)

*Follow me on Twitter ( +2 entry)
* Tweet this "Join @ishapanda 's first blog give away and win NYX products! Visit now! "  (+2 entries)

* Blog about this give away (+3 entries)

* Put this give away on your side bar  (+3 entries)
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Winners will be selected via AND WILL END ON NOVEMBER 3.

please tell your friends about this give away! :)

Sabado, Setyembre 24, 2011

Lay Bare Waxing Salon Experience

Most Filipina women get rid of unwanted hair (especially underarm hair) by plucking or shaving and to tell you honestly I do both. As we all know both plucking and shaving will cause darker skin and the unwanted "chicken skin". Another option is waxing but everyone is afraid of the "pain" of this procedure. I've always wanted to try waxing but i'm worried that I can't handle the pain! Just hearing the term 'waxing' is like a nightmare!

During the recently concluded blogapalooza (read my post here), Lay Bare Waxing Salon was one of presenters. They explained the benefits of waxing in a very creative way and changed the notion that waxing is synonymous to pain. Included in our loot bag was a kit from Lay Bare with a free bikini wax gift certificate. So I was convinced to try waxing!

Last Wednesday I summoned up all my courage and decided to visit their branch in Better living Paranaque. I was greeted by their friendly staffs. I asked permission to take some photos inside and outside the salon. I also told them that It was my first time to try waxing so I have no idea what will happen! HAHA! Originally, I only want to avail the under arm waxing but since I have the GC the staffs told me why not to try bikini wax as well. I was very hesitant at first but they assured me that I won't regret it at the pain is tolerable.

 They have a lot of cubicles so I think it is very rare that you still need wait for your turn.
 I like the simple asian/zen feel of the interiors of the salon. The cozy feel made me feel so at ease.
Inside each cubicle is a bed with clean sheets and towels. The room is very private and clean

Lay Bare use cold wax instead of the traditional hot wax which decreases the trauma/pain especially for first timers.

They also sell Human Nature products in the salon!

And for my experience, I didn't feel that much pain in the under arm waxing and as for the bikini wax I can say that it is very tolerable . It is not completely painless but I assure you it's not as painful as it sounds.  'Ate' (my attendant ) was telling me some facts about waxing while doing the procedure. She also told me that a lot of guys undergo waxing! I was surprised to know that! I realized that bikini waxing is really hygienic and not only for "swimsuit purposes". Both procedures are really quick so don't think that you will suffer for a long time. My attendant also told me the do's and dont's after waxing like not to wet the area for 4-6 hours. She also advised me when should I go back to the salon.

I will surely go back to Lay Bare! I am very happy that I tried waxing. I am now waving good bye to tweezers and razors and say hi to better skin! Thank you Lay Bare for making waxing very convenient and affordable!
For more information visit their site: 

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Miyerkules, Setyembre 21, 2011

Indonesia Trip! Outfit Diary

Hi lovies! I'm back on track after a week of hiatus! The reason behind my MIA was because I went on a vacation with my boyfriend. Where? In Jakarta!  I thought that our trip won't push through because of a lot of reasons but thanks to my awesome parents for allowing me to go on this trip! Traveling is another thing that is very close to my heart! This trip is my third international trip this year! One more please? *fingers crossed* I hope to finish South East Asia before I turn 25!

We stayed in Jakarta for almost three days.Let me share with you what I wore for this trip.

Forever21 blazer , pants from BKK, JC inspired shoes from Chick Flick

Mom's sheer top, pants from Forever21 , Michael Kors bag, JC inspired shoes from Chick Flick

Meet my new favorite shoes!! I want  to get them a long time ago but they are so expensive for someone jobless like me (original one). I saw this already on some online shops but it's pre-ordered. I don't really like waiting for something I bought online so imagine my happiness when I saw this pair in Chick Flick's stall in BF Ruins! I love the store so much! From clothes to shoes and one of a kind accessories , name it they have it! Plus their SA is so friendly! 

I didn't know that we will do a lot of shopping on our first day. We went to Manga Dua, it's like Jakarta's divisoria but 5x bigger! I survived a whole day of walking in these shoes! They are sky high yet so comfy! I can't wait to buy my next pair!

You can visit their store in Good Shepperd Bazaar/Ruins in BF, Paranaque.
Or visit their online sites:

til' my next post! drop some love!

Martes, Setyembre 20, 2011

Blogapalooza experience!

Last September 17 was a very long day for me! It was my flight back here in Manila then I went home to take a quick nap and shower then I attended a bloggers event called Blogapalooza organized by When in Manila. It was held in Fully Booked Boni High. Basically, the event is all about building a connection of businesses to bloggers. To know more about what the event is, read my post here  . The event was attended by almost 150 bloggers and 30 companies. I had a lot of fun meeting fellow bloggers and knowing more about the companies that presented in the event.
white top from topshop, pink blazer from jakarta, pants from f21, shoes from chick flick
The only decent "outfit photo"  (without my bag!) 
All blog url-s of invited bloggers were written in the wall! Spot mine! How cool right? They also served very good food from Italiannis and Size matters.

The host and the man behind the event DJ Vince of When in Manila

And the pictures! Be warned! This is gonna be a photo heavy post! I will do a separate blog entry on each/most of the companies. Please click on the pictures to be directed on their sites.
Lay Bare
The pretty ladies from Lay Bare Waxing Salon explaining the benefits  of waxing. Can't wait to visit them this coming week! 

360 Fitness
 The walking photo booth! 
Tree Hugger
Sofitel Hotel Manila
Lazer Xtreme- Lazer Tag
Freestyle Ballers
The Boudoir Dolls
Size matters
Golden ABC
Polecats Manila
 Pictures with fellow bloggers!
 with Gellie and Kai
with Gie
with April & Jes

with April and my cousin Karla

And by the way, I won in the raffle! Yey! Lucky me! I won this gift pack from Blue water day Spa! I'll be doing a separate entry on what's inside !

Thank you to the companies that presented for being so generous and giving us freebies and gcs! I can't wait to use them!

THANK YOU SO MUCH BLOGAPALOOZA, WHEN IN MANILA AND TO ALL THE COMPANIES!  It was a very fun experience! Expect more blogapalooza post coming!

Here is the complete list of Companies/Partners of the event.