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Finally, i have the chance to visit Nature Republic, but i didn’t go all the way to sm lagro.  this is the boutique in SM North, the block, on the 4th level.  since i didn’t know where it was, i had to ask two information desks at sm dept store and main mall.  neither information desks knew where it was and their listings were at the time, have yet to be updated.  but i hear this shop opened last november, my visit was last dec 10.  but oh well, eventually, sm admins for north edsa would update their listings. 

i eventually found it thanks to google and my phone and beauty bloggers that wrote about it.

and here’s Jang Geun Suk.  He’s the lead actor in You’re Beautiful and Marry Me Mary. 

Nature Republic used to be endorsed by Rain, which is how i found out about this brand.  but now Nature Republic has Jang Geun Suk, Kara, and JYJ.  that’s pretty amazing for a cosmetic brand as the talent fee for these folks is by no means peanuts.

the shop itself is pretty big, about the size of etude house or slightly bigger a few floors down.  and you have your basic makeup, the only difference would be the price range and packaging.  and possibly the formulation of the skin care and makeup itself.

and i ended up with a small haul, i got a baked shadow, a lippy to match the shades in the baked shadow, an israeli but from korea volcanic ash mask thingie something, a couple of lip glosses with spf for Christmas gifts several bb cream samples, a membership card that entitles me to a 10% discount from now on, one JGS clear file, and a JGS zip lock packet and that paper bag.  

I had them reserve for me a 3 step black head removing thing.  so hopefully i get a text soon LOL.

by chance the store manager was there and i asked her as to when they would open up shop in mega, the sales lady and not the store manager immediately and enthusiastically answered, ma’am next year na! oh ha, i jokingly replied, ah eh next year is already in 2weeks! LMAO ay honga naman ang sagot, sabay defensa ng manager, next year, december din, oh ha, mabuti kalog din ako, gets ko na joke rin lang yun hahaha eh kung maselan ako 😛   oh sya sige surprise na lang.

This look was requested from one of my subscribers and now followers on our kikay trekkie FB page, kriselify.
Sorry for the delay, my cyberlink powerdirector video editor and i are truly not good friends that’s why i get into these zones when i just don’t feel like editing and thereby uploading videos is just not possible for me.  LOL, disclaimer agad!  i’m glad.  
I’m glad you requested this look though.  i actually got recognized while at the tony moly store in megamall.  a patron/customer asked me, ‘you’re Marge, right?’ and i’m like yeah. she’s like, ‘i read your blog!’.  
nice birthday gift from fate to a woman who felt old today.  thank you. 😉

All Products used in the video were purchased with my own money:

Tony Moly Expert Triple BB Cream – available at Tony Moly counters in SM North, SM Lagro & SM Mega
Revlon Age Defying Concealer
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Aqua
Lioele Blooming Pop Tint Pinky Tint
ELF All over cover stick in Pink Lemonade
Etude House I’m Fine Liquid Eyeliner
ELF Quad Nouveau Neutrals – the champagne shade
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus
Etude House Miss Tangerine #5 Sweet Peach Shower

Music used – Shampoo by After School




Recently, i’ve been getting questions on where i buy my korean cosmetics and skin care, especially the brands that are not available in the west and more to the point, the Philippines.i’ve edited and re-uploaded one of my recent videos to contain only stuff i’ve gotten from my suki kkchopida~Charmaineone of my trusted and reliable sellers from you know, nothing in this world perfect, that includes even my friendliest suki, Charmaine.  but guess what, she makes up for it and she takes care of her long time buyers.i’d would just like to add that she didn’t ask me to make this entry, she didn’t ask me to endorse or advertise her site.  this is simply my way of saying thank you and for making me feel special.  that’s how Charmaine takes care of her customers, just check out her feedback page and you’ll see.

Products used were puchased with my own money. I am not paid to use any of products in my videos.

Replicate any look from high end brands with Drugstore Makeup. Products Used:

Primer: Skinfood Ginko BB cream #2 Foundation: Revlon colorstay foundation for oily combination = Buff Blush/Highlight/Bronzer: Prestige Cosmetics = Ipanema

Eyes: Prestige Cosmetics: Light Response in Oatmeal
L’oreal Cream Shadow Paint: Secretive (807)
Prestige Cosmetics: Shadowquad EK 01 Naked
Prestige Cosmetics:Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner : Black
Elf Studio: Lengthening and volumizing Mascara: Black Brows: Elf Studio Eyebrow Kitt: Light

Lips: Prestige Cosmetics Classic Lipstic: CL 85A Stop!
Prestige LightShine: LSL 06 Elba

Music: Replay by SHINee