Basta Igat, Sikat!'s Beauty Box Birthday Blowout!

“Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.”As promised, here I am hosting another giveaway for my birthd..

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Basta Igat, Sikat!'s Beauty Box Birthday Blowout!

04/18/2014 12:52:12 PM

“Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.”As promised, here I am hosting another giveaway for my birthday! Whopeeeee! And this time I put together a beauty box containing 11 beauty items for one lucky Basta Igat, Sikat! r

How to Cover & Conceal (Acne, Blemishes, and Other Imperfections) with Naturactor Cover Face Concealer and Foundation

04/15/2014 18:52:01 PM

The video that everyone's been waiting for is here! Finally, I got around to filming how I use my ultimate favorite concealer, Naturactor Cover Face. I'll have you know I'm not very good at editing videos so pardon me if I totally suck at it but don'

Defending the #Selfie and How To Take The Perfect Selfie

04/10/2014 17:35:31 PM

If taking pictures of oneself is linked to a mental illness then what does that make me? I've been doing this for more than 10 years, before selfies even became mainstream. We didn't call it a "SELFIE" back then. We had a more intense term for it and

How To Stay Young In The Sun: Beach Trip to Macrohon (Southern Leyte) with my new beach buddies, Belo SunExpert Transparent Mist SPF50 and Face Cover SPF40

04/08/2014 13:59:35 PM

Before you embark on a far island getaway, have you ever stopped to think that paradise is just around the riverbend? I mean, the Philippines has 7,107 islands. I don't think I'll ever get to see all her wonderful tourist destinations in this lifeti

Secrets of Spy Gal: March 2014 #BDJBOX 7-day Challenge (Benefit product mini-reviews!)

04/06/2014 20:13:59 PM

Get ready to be prepped and primed! This year's summer heat wave is going to be pretty challenging as it is sure to melt our made up faces in no time, but fret not. every beauty problem has a solution. The MARCH BDJBOX got you covered! Here, let me s

How To Get Rid of Acne & Pimples: The Original Local Obagi Review and Beauty Diary 2014 (Updated Until Best Results Are Achieved!) + Giveaway!

04/02/2014 03:03:50 AM

When you find something that works for you, you hold on and stay with it. It's like falling in love. When you find The One, you'd be a fool to let that one go. Sadly, I had to let this thing go even if it broke my heart to a thousand pieces (or rathe

Review: Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Lipstick in Headturner

03/28/2014 22:18:14 PM

Because I was not born to blend in, I was born to stand out!As epic as the name of the lipstick is, it really is the most attention-grabbing of the bunch that I was able to grab from Sample Room. As you know, you can try out these lippies for free if

Review: Only Styling by CYNOS Camopaste (Clay Modeling Paste) - best for pixie cuts and short hair styles!

03/23/2014 21:23:06 PM

So... my hair is growing faster than I would have wanted it to and is now also growing a mind of its own which needs to be tamed. Nevertheless, I'm happy to say that after month's use of CYNOS tHAIRapy with argan oil, along with the shampoo and condi

New hair color for 2014: Light Matte Blonde

03/19/2014 06:45:07 AM

A month ago I dyed my hair with a color that I just recently discovered existed! I got it from a local beauty supplier for less than a hundred bucks. Not sure what the brand is or its history, reliability, and overall quality. The packaging itself ha

Makeup Monday / EOTD: Dark vs Bright Eyeshadows + Giveaway

03/03/2014 05:06:32 AM

Hello, everyone! I'm back with an eyeshadow feature and a new giveaway! Are you excited as I am? Okay, here we go...Because one #EOTD isn't enough and I have two eyes, I figured why not do a back-to-back DARK vs BRIGHT makeup look?! Here's a closer l

Review: Avon Illuminating Face Pearls (Highlighter/Luminizer) and BDJBOX 7-day Challenge

02/26/2014 17:36:42 PM

A year ago, I had no idea what a highlighter or luminizer for the face was and then when I learned about it, I couldn't live without it. It's one of the secrets to healthy looking and glowing skin (or face). Some people would ask me why in my selfies

My first prepaid package + my first Android phone (with mini-review) & How to Root your O+ 8.52 Android.

02/25/2014 01:12:03 AM

Cue in Anna singing, "For the first time in forever..." *record scratch* Okay, no more Frozen soundtrack L.S.S. What? You can't stop singing Let It Go, too? Last song syndrome. Tsk.Anyway, the second month of 2014 is here and I've lived almost 3 deca

How To Change Your Complexion/Skintone: CaiMei Milk Essence Whitening, Moistening & Nourishing Lotion Review

02/23/2014 19:59:21 PM

Hey, everyone! I'm back with a hot new review of an ever popular INSTANT whitening milk lotion. Now take note I say instant because this doesn't take 7 days or a fortnight to see results. I can't stress it enough... THIS IS INSTANT, BABY! In this day

Ravishing Romantic: Soft Smokey Brown Eyes Tutorial with Sigma brushes

02/17/2014 20:22:27 PM

Step-by-step light brown smokey eyes makeup tutorialThis is a step-by-step tutorial I took some time to create for you guys. My tripod broke so please be a little forgiving with my photos and also I haven't perfected the lighting in my room yet. I pr

A Yummy Valentines Day: The Cream Factory Scrub-in-a-Tub review

02/14/2014 21:47:44 PM

Happy Hearts Day, y'all!While most ladies are busy unwrapping the chocolates they received today, I on the other hand was busy wrapping myself in chocolate. Literally. Today, the chocoholic in me, ascended to Cloud 9 as I bathed in chocolate. You bet

The Philippines Says “Thank You” To The World #PHthankyou

02/08/2014 09:10:46 AM

In a show of appreciation, on February 8, the Philippines will launch a global “Thank You” campaign around the world to express its gratitude for the outpouring of support following the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan which hit three months

Liquid Gold from Morocco: Cynos argan oil review

02/04/2014 04:30:01 AM

When I was a little girl, I was curious as to why my grandmother would put oil in her hair and sometimes she would try to put some in mine. She said it should make hair shiny and full of life, but I had such oily hair growing up so I didn't really bo

Time to shine: Becoming a Beauty Blogger.

01/29/2014 21:07:26 PM

When I decided to try becoming a "beauty blogger" in the Summer of 2013, I was a bit apprehensive considering I just turned 30 and most gurus (the popular ones) who I've been following are younger than I am. Why now? Honestly, way

My wish for #GLOBEProjectWonderful2014: Better and more eco-friendly homes in the Philippines!

01/20/2014 08:03:37 AM

As I write this blog entry, I can hear the wind howling outside my window. The weather hasn't been entirely great the past week forcing a number of people to miss the Sinulog because of cancelled trips, although some managed to take trips to Cebu in

Avon MakeUp Council: Meet The Metallics! (+ Ultra Color Lipstick, Glimmersticks Lip Liner, & Super Drama Mascara reviews)

01/14/2014 04:13:15 AM

I've already done blog reviews for THE BLUES and THE GREENS, and naturally comes the last but not the least, THE METALLICS. This is another 8-in-1 palette consisting of various different colors that are frosted. They are mainly dark and pigmented col

Avon Makeup Council: That green-eyed monster with Avon 8-in-1 eyeshadow palette in The Greens (review and swatches)

01/07/2014 04:24:48 AM

Have you seen my previous post about Avon's 8-in-1 palette in various shades of BLUE? Well, this one is a similar palette with mainly greens and neutral colors. I should say I love this palette more and that it somewhat reminds of me of my Urban Deca

Avon Makeup Council: Holiday Blues (Glimmersticks eyeliner and 8-in-1 eyeshadow palette review!)

01/06/2014 23:36:16 PM

No, this is not a post about depression or stress brought about by the holidays, but this is to celebrate the color BLUE this season. Now, we know green and red are everywhere this time of the year, but for me there's always room for blues and violet

Certification Available in Oracle’s Database Pathway

01/06/2014 10:38:05 AM

The Oracle Database certification pathway is a perfect choice for individuals who have experience installing, configuring, managing, and administering database technologies. Several technologies are available for certification, while individuals can

Hello 2014! NYE #eotd and the Love The Skin You're In Giveaway!

01/05/2014 13:36:03 PM

I wanted to meet the New Year with a bang or "pasabog" (thus, the giveaway). But I also wanted to create a look that will let me shine and give positive vibes to usher in 2014. So I picked gold... I created 2 looks, one for daytime and the other for

BastaIgatSikat's 10th Anniversary Blog Giveaway: Win a 2014 BDJ Power Planner!

01/02/2014 03:01:27 AM

After browsing through my blog entries over the years, I feel really accomplished right now. From a lost little girl to a rebellious twenteen, a social butterfly turned solitary then to bouts of anger and depression and manic moments, all of these dr

DIY: How To Make A Lantaka (home-made bazooka!) for the New Year

12/30/2013 21:59:41 PM

After the tragedy brought about by Yolanda, the idea of celebrating much more spending thousands for firecrackers is improbable. But come New Year's Eve, the kids and the people in my community, my neighborhood in Cantubo here in Ormoc City, have sta

In wedding photography, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

12/28/2013 18:24:51 PM

She always wanted to celebrate her wedding on the beach. She loved the ocean, the sand and the air. The beach was the perfect place. Being born and raised in San Francisco, she was familiar to how famous is The Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco

Latest Mobile Phones Sales Statistics & Usage Trends

12/10/2013 03:24:17 AM

Back in October, way before the supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ruined my Christmas plans, I was in the market for an iPhone 5S. I actually applied for a new Globe postpaid subscription (though recently changed my mind about getting one from SMART inst

November 2013 BDJBOX 7-day challenge + Stick It To Win It!

12/07/2013 00:47:51 AM

By now you can tell that I love challenges.

The most-awaited Sigma Beauty Black Friday SALE!

11/28/2013 02:56:00 AM

It's happening right now, ladies! And you better hurry before the sale ends...I've waited a year for this! Although I wasn't able to resist and bought a couple of Sigma brushes last summer. I use my SIGMA BEAUTY brushes every single day. I've experi

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