Sep 8, 2010

Swearing by a Smile

The following post is my entry to Project Vanity's Asian Secrets Giveaway!

Being vain is naturally present in every girl, lady or full-pledged woman out there. I myself am admittedly vain, but I am not one who wears makeup just to pose for scripted pictures so I can upload them to my Facebook account. I'm simple and I'm a sworn minimalist, and I could swear that I look a thousand times better that way than having my face painted nicely. Of course, it all goes differently for anyone. I can't possibly compare myself to others as we all have our own assets, but I know for sure how beautiful I look when I see myself smile at the mirror every morning, ready to take on the extremely busy life here in the Metro.

As far as it goes, I can survive the whole day with just a small pouch, in which you can find a concealer to cover up the evidence of a late night movie marathon, a liquid blush to trick people into thinking that I have naturally rosy cheeks (trust me, it works extremely well!), and a moisturizing lip gloss to perfectly frame my sweet smile. Of course, those are just the basics. Look deeper in my pouch and you'll find a no-smudge and clump-free mascara to make my eyes a lot brighter, a brow gel to make my brows neat and younger-looking, and an eyeliner, to make dramatic days even more exciting.

But what really is my beauty secret, you ask? It's a smile as big and as stunning as Julia Roberts shows on screen. If you greet everyone you meet the whole day with a smile, you'll get tons of admirers, even exceeding those of your so-called drop-dead-gorgeous friends and colleagues. Of course, you'll have to ask permission from your other half before trying my beauty secret, unless you want him going green with envy at every man who throws you a smile back! And oh, don't forget to give yourself a nice big smile at the mirror before you go, it will leave you feeling on top of the world and ready to take on the day's challenges with a breeze.

That's it, actually. I do moisturizing and exfoliating daily for glowing skin, but I can only see myself radiant when I smile that oh so big smile! And here's the best part: you don't have to wait for seven days, 3 days, or even a day to see results. Just wait for five minutes, then look in the mirror and see yourself radiate with beauty all over! Hope I helped!

Oh, don't forget to check out Project Vanity's Asian Secrets Giveaway! She's giving out some fabulous lulur and more! Here's the Sassy Chef Scoop about Project Vanity:
Project Vanity is a practical online guide to being absolutely beautiful. Complete with reviews, tips, and of course, fabulous information that you can't get anywhere else! And the author, Liz Lanuzo, is the co-owner of Ukay Manila, the haven of deliciously unique clothes that I have been eyeing for a long time! Visit her now! =)

Here are the Contest mechanics

1. Simply answer this question!

For the brides: The big day draws near and you have to look perfect. How do you plan to look your best? Youʼre encouraged to talk about your gown, makeup artist, desired look, motif, beauty rituals, and how Asian Secrets can help you on your big day.

For the general readers: What are your beauty secrets? Youʼre encouraged to talk about the beauty products, tips, tricks that you swear by, plus how Asian Secrets can be incorporated in your routine.

2. Blog your answer, post it as a note on Facebook, Twitter, and Plurk it. Donʼt forget to include four things: your answer to the question, the contest poster,mechanics, and link to the contest page. For Twitter and Plurk entries, include the hashtag #asiansecrets.

3. Post all the direct links of your entries in the comments page. Donʼt forget this step, because without it, we wonʼt know you joined! Also include a valid email address.

Weʼll be picking the grand winners based on the quality of your answer and how well you promote your entry online. The contest will run from September 8 to October 1, 12 noon. We will be announcing the winner on 6pm. Good luck!

PS - To make things fun, I will be randomly picking two commenters in this post to win two jars of Asian Secrets. I will announce the winners here by September 18. They can pick up the lulur in the Makati office. Details to be emailed to winners.

*Brides-to-be meaning your wedding will happen after the conclusion of the contest, which is October 1.


This contest is open only to those who live or can travel to Metro Manila. Transportation will not be reimbursed.

The winner who wins the bridal package should be personally available on the whole day of October 2, Saturday, for the makeover and turnover of products, which I will cover for my blog. Date is tentative and may be moved.

The winner of the iPod + makeup should be available on October 2 to personally claim the products from me. No shipping. Date is tentative and may be moved.


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  2. good luck on your entry. hope u win:)

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