Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Good Dress Up Fresh Start: VMV Hypoallergenics X Saladbox. ELENABLOG

Saladbox is continuously surprising us with their exciting collaborations with different beauty brands! After an exclusive sampling partnership with cult beauty brand Benefit cosmetics, they now bring us another beauty brand that I love that focuses more on skin care, VMV Hypoallergenics

VMV Hypoallergenics is one of the biggest beauty brands in the country, and for the month of April, they're collaborating with Saladbox to bring us their best skin care products!

Saladbox subscribers can expect a PhP3,500 value for a PhP500 price tag, making this Saladbox edition yet another beauty steal. 

Each VMV X Saladbox includes:

VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport Sunscreen (PhP500 SRP)

 VMV Hypoallergenics Skin-a-Jiffy facial gift certificate (PhP750)
 VMV Hypoallergenics Superskin-Starts-Here set (cleanser, toner, and moisturizer; retails at PhP1,245)

I've been using these products for a week now and I've noticed a huge difference on my skin! I use these products before going to bed and before applying make up in the morning and I've noticed that my skin isn't so oily as before and my make up doesn't crack up even at the end of the day! My skin feels more refreshed and clean.
VMV Hypoallergenics Lipstick (PhP1,075)

For this month's box, you can choose the color and finish of your lipstick! 

 Imagine getting all of these items at P500?! WHAT A STEAL!

Saladbox subscribers will also get to be invited to exclusive beauty events at selected VMV Hypoallergenics boutiques nationwide. Stay tuned for #VMVxSaladbox Beauty Soir�es in BGC and SM Megamall this coming April and May! Online giveaways are also expected this April, with full sized VMV products and services up for grabs. 

 Check out the partnership and buy your Saladbox subscriptions at Subscriptions available are Starter Plus Plan (3-month prepaid subscription), Six-Month Prepaid Plan, and One-Year Prepaid Plan.

Follow Saladbox and VMV Hypoallergenics! Facebook: Instagram: @saladboxph and @vmvhypoallergenics 

NOTE: The Saladbox website ( is currently on Beta mode and will be relaunched early April. However, customers can still create their accounts, log in, and order subscriptions. 


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Good Dress Up Wanderlust: Benefit X Saladbox . ELENABLOG

Leading beauty box Saladbox partners with global brand (one of my personal favourites) Benefit Cosmetics in curating their latest beauty box this March 2016!

This March 2016 Saladbox is themed Wanderlust featuring products perfect to bring when travelling. Imagine having your favorite Benefit Cosmetics products in travel size all in one box? Pretty convenient right? This Saladbox edition marks three firsts in the local beauty industry: first time for Benefit Cosmetics to sample a full-sized product via a beauty box, first time for Saladbox to offer the Saladbox Sample Select feature, and first time for consumers to try out Benefit�s newest launch: They�re Real! Tinted Lash Primer.

Each Wanderlust Saladbox will include one (1) full-sized product, three (3) deluxe samples, and one (1) brow wax gift card. With over PhP2,700 in total value for a PhP500 price tag, this is definitely a beauty steal!

Saladbox also debuts its newest feature, Saladbox Sample Select, wherein subscribers may choose one sample they will receive. For this month�s box, it is a choice between Benefit�s Rockateur Box o� Powder and Rockateur Ultra Plush Lip Gloss, both in full size. 

I personally were able to try Benefit's newest They're Real! Tinted Lash Primer and it works like magic! One of my biggest insecurities are my eyelashes. They're nowhere to be seen! That's why I don't skip the falsies every time I go out for events. Good thing there's this product now that enhances my thin and short lashes and make it look longer and fuller. You can use this product alone but since I have really thin lashes I coat my favourite They're Real! Mascara to achieve that flutter look!

 They're Real! Tinted Lash Primer is now available in stores since March 1!

I've been a fan of Benefit Cosmetics ever since but I haven't tried their Brow Bar! Honestly, I always believe that its a waste of money for me to groom my brows at local brow bars here because like my lashes, my brows are also thin. I have thin strands of hair on my brows that's why I just groom them myself. But ever since Benefit made me try their famous Brow Bar, I'm sure I'm going to be a regular. Unlike threading and plucking, brow waxing is pain-free, fuss free and lasts longer. Plus they'll teach you how to take care and do your brows. First they do brow mapping then they use hot wax and strip off unwanted hair on your brows. After the waxing procedure, they will do your brows using your favourite Benefit products! Brow Waxing lasts for 3 weeks to one month depends on your hair growth but it definitely lasts longer than shaving.

TADAH! Perfectly groomed brows are the best!

Bloggers going gaga over Benefit Cosmetics!

What's a beauty event without the perfect photo? Here Janina and I are browsing and planning to get the perfect shot.

For more details about this amazing collaboration, visit

Follow Saladbox and Benefit Cosmetics!

Instagram: @saladboxph and @benefitph 

Watch out for more collaboration soon by Benefit and Saladbox!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Good Dress Up Saladbox Beauty Fair 2014. ELENABLOG

Hi Ladies!
It's Saladbox's First Beauty Fair this Saturday, November 29, 2014 at A. Venue Mall, Makati. This glamorous event will start from 11am-8pm! Saladbox has lots of beauty goodies and activities for you! They will be featuring beauty school themed attractions like the Saladbox x Cream Silk Personal Hairstyling Workshop, Makeup Crash Courses, and more!

Saladbox partnered with your favorite beauty brands to pamper everyone on this event!

? Hair makeovers from Cream Silk Philippines and Blo Blow Dry Bar
? Eyebrow threading from LAY BARE WAXING SALON? Skin and makeup touchups from The Skinfood Philippines, and Get Lei'd Cosmetics? Skin consultations from Flawless and BSKOS? Beauty shoot, one-on-one makeup workshop, and makeovers from Glaminar Makeup Artistry? Make Your Own Saladbox! Guests get to curate their own Saladboxes and CHOOSE THEIR OWN SAMPLES in the candy bar-like Saladbox Beauty Buffet!

Get to bond with your favorite beauty and style bloggers during the event. YouTube makeup gurus Michelle Dy and Shebby Liquete will facilitate our Beauty Classes. Top style blogger Patricia Prieto will talk about how to "up your beauty to the next level"!

How to get to A. Venue?

Get to bond with your favorite beauty and style bloggers during the event. YouTube makeup gurus Michelle Dy and Shebby Liquete will facilitate our Beauty Classes. Top style blogger Patricia Prieto will talk about how to "up your beauty to the next level"! 
How to get to A. Venue?
? By car or taxi drop off Makati Avenue Mall Entrance; Parking available
? By bus: Alight at Ayala corner Makati Avenue, take jeepney going to JP Rizal
? By MRT: Buendia Station, take jeepney going to Ayala, alight at Makati Avenue corner Buendia, take jeepney going to JP Rizal 
1. Share this link on your Facebook profile (Public setting)
2. You should tag me Nicole Santos  and eight of your friends in the post.
3. You should include the hashtags #SaladboxBeautyFair #BeautyAcademy
I'll be choosing the winners this midnight November 27, 2014! :)
Good luck and
see you there! :)

Another great this is ADMISSION IS FREE!:)

Want more? 

In line with this event, I'm giving away 2 tickets to 2 lucky winners (one each) for the Make Up Crash Course! You can choose your own schedule on the event itself! All you have to do is:

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Good Dress Up New Year, New Hair. ELENABLOG

First of all, I'd like to greet everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!:)
How's your holidays? Mine was good! It felt great spending time with the family and friends and be off from work even for just a week! Hope you all had a great Christmas celebration!:)

Anyway, year 2013 will be over in a few days!! I'm psyched! 2013 went by sooo fast! I'm happy and blessed for all the things that I've achieved this year and I'm looking forward for more in 2014!!

Speaking of new year, do you always get the feeling of wanting to have something new? Like a new planner, a new goal, a new career or maybe the simplest thing like a new look? I do! haha! I got tired of my usual dark waist-long hair! I don't cut my hair short so I think this new look is already short for me! Let me tell you more about achieving this new look, of course with the help of one of my favorites, David's Salon!:)

Last year, I had my friend color my hair brown but it didn't showed up because my hair was sooo black. I remember swearing when I was in high school that I would never color my hair brown but I guess I'm taking it back now. I guess being an art student made me want to explore new looks for myself. 

Earlier this year, David's Salon colored my hair brown and I totally loved the look! My hair is naturally straight but I had it rebonded for a totally shampoo commercial look! haha! Achieve!

Later this year, I've noticed that my roots are showing up already! This is the ugliest thing that can happen for a colored hair. So I had my hair revamped at David's Salon!

I just wanted to have a lighter hair color that's why I told my hairstylist Ms. Sonia Calibuso to color it lighter than the usual. She's so good in knowing what I want because I always end up liking the color she applies! Don't you just get the feeling sometimes that you're kind of regretting your hair treatment? I never had that experience in David's! Every treatment is just perfect!

After my hair color, Ms. Sonia gave me a rebonding treatment. Rebonding doesn't just make your hair straight but also makes your hair look healthy!

After my rebonding and coloring, I had my hair cut! 4 inches off my waist-length hair! I was so shocked at first but I loved the look! So light and easy! Don't expect me to cut it shorter. haha! Not a fan of a short-length hair. :p

This is what my hair looks like before...

Here's the final look! Lighter hair color, rebonding and 4 inches off my dark brown waist-length hair! I think my hair looks healthier now! What do you think? :)

I don't usually had my hair cut straight, I always want it cut in a V shape.

No split ends! Healthier looking hair!

Pink Top, UNICA HIJA | Shorts, Soiree by SM GTW


If you love my hair treatment, visit David's Salon now for your own version of New Year, New Hair! 

You can also book my awesome hairstylist/ David's Salon Academy trainer Ms. Sonia Calibuso. You can visit her at SM Makati 4th floor. Call for an appointment every Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday or Sunday(by appointment) using these numbers, 818-3135 and 818-3181. Ms. Sonia has been with David's for 25 years already and has traveled all over the world to attend hair shows and seminars, she also attended classes at Vidal Sassoon Academy in California. See? Your hair is in good hands!:)


Share me your new looks for the new year!:)