July 2014 Mini Haul

Im back! Im gonna post my reviews about these products after using them for 2 to 4 weeks.

Unfortunately, LUSH Fresh Farmacy doesnt really work on my skin anymore unlike before. I need to find something that has a great effect like what Fresh Farmacy did before. I also need a good toner for acne prone skin because this semester is stressful. I only use Celeteque Hydration Toner during vacations since I use little to no makeup at all.

I repurchased Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation and Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tissues. I feel uncomfortable when I do not double cleanse (makeup remover then facial wash)

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1. VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Spot Corrector – PHP 450 approx $10
2. Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tissues (30 sheets each) – PHP 119 for 2 packs approx $2.76
3. Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation – PHP 99.75 approx $2.30
4. Belo AcnePro Gel Face Wash – PHP 99.75 approx $2.31
5. Belo AcnePro Treatment Toner – PHP 79.00 approx $1.83

Have you tried any of these products? Comment below. ;)

The BEAUTY BLOGGER of the Month AWARD

First, I would like to thank a lovely blogger for nominating me, Olivia of http://livshort.wordpress.com/

Okay, let’s start answering some questions. :)

 

1. Where does your makeup inspiration come from?

I was influenced by KPOP. I only like korean songs before but after having some breakouts, I searched about korean skincare and makeup too. I’ve found out that cleansing, toning and moisturizing are just the basic steps. There are other steps to include like pre-cleansing, scrub/exfoliate, steaming and masks.

 

2. What are 3 of your makeup Holy Grail products you cannot live without?

Should it be from a specific brand? I stick to concealer, foundation and lipstick. My favorite concealer is Tony Moly Baby Doll Pot Concealer in #1 Light Beige. It effectively hides my dark spots. For foundation, I go for Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Powder. It’s so affordable and adds up more coverage.  I dont have any specific brand for lipstick though. :)

 

3. What is your makeup signature look which you have on most of the time?

Just the natural look for everyday use. I’m still in college so I avoid using dark colors and neon-like lip colors. :)

 

4. Let us know your favorite makeup brands?

Hmmmmm. My first ever favorite makeup brand is Etude House. I dont want to be biased so Im exploring different brands. So far my favorites are Tony Moly and Happy Skin Cosmetics. Tony Moly has a lot of good products especially their pot concealer which I mentioned above. Happy Skin uses safe ingredients, no parabens. :)

 

5. Your ultimate makeup pet peeve?

At first, I like the dewy effect of some BB Creams. I wanted to achieve the Ulzzang (KPOP) dewy skin. It’s not for me. I have oily skin so I’m looking more like an oil slick. It’s not dewy at all. @___@

 

6. You’ve heard about all the hype on this makeup item, bought it, tried it and don’t understand what all the fuss is about…Name that product!

I used Etude House AC Clinic Intense Red Spot Balm which was a sample size from AC Clinic Pink Powder Spot. It did little to no improvement on my dark spots. It received a lot of positive feedback. I guess it didn’t work for my skin.

 

7. Concealer OR foundation ONLY for the rest of your life. Choose one and tell us the reason!

I’d go for foundation because I can find the right foundie that will give the best coverage. Plus you can wear it alone. Unlike concealers, they easily melt that’s why you can’t just use it alone. :)

 

That’s it! Check out the rules here: http://ceciliascorner.net/2014/07/04/the-beauty-blogger-of-the-month-award-benefit-push-up-eyeliner-giveaway/

Review: OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum

Hello sissies & gents. Im back with another skin care review. Please make sure to read everything because I also included some tips.

I can finally review this after using for 2 weeks. I think that’s long enough to see the effects. This is one of Wishtrend‘s bestsellers. It received a lot of positive feedbacks. I already have high expectations for this serum even before ordering one for myself.

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It comes with a dropper. You just need to replace the cap with this one. Here’s a tip. If you’re going to buy, make sure to choose the one with the latest manufacturing date. This is very concentrated. You need the freshest one to maximize the effects on the skin.

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The serum is a bit yellowish. It means it’s still fresh. It’s much better to get this kind of shade instead of yellow, orange or brown. The lighter the serum, the fresher the product.

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Packaging: It’s a glass bottle and I think it’s classy. It should be kept in the refrigerator even if it’s unopened yet. The bottle effectively maintains the cold temperature.

Texture: It’s a bit sticky. For better absorption, I dab this after I spread it all over my face. It takes more minutes to be absorbed unlike other serums. Take note of this if you are going to put makeup after. It stained my pillowcase. Maybe I applied a lot on my face that’s why it happened.

Effect: I noticed that my skin is brighter after 5 days of using it. My skin looks Continue reading

Review: MC Skin Care Citrus Whitening Body Scrub

Hello ladies… And gents. Im back for another review. :)

Body scrub at spas are usually expensive. Now we can exfoliate our body without spending a lot of money. This is a product from MC All Natural Skin Care. ;)

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It comes with a wooden spoon which is hygienic. You don’t have to dip your fingers in the bottle anymore. Here’s the packaging. There are only few ingredients as you can see.

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The main product. ^___^

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Packaging: It comes in a bottle. The expiration date is also included at the bottom.
Stickiness: Not that sticky. It’s easy to rinse. I did not expect that. :D
Whitening: My skin looks bright after use. Exfoliating brightens our skin.
Moisturizing: My skin felt naturally soft and it’s Continue reading

Review + Swatches: Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippies

Hello ladies, it’s me again! :)
I actually scheduled to post this months ago but I was busy.

Here we go. My sis bought these cuties for me. Btw, I forgot to include in the pics but they have caps/lids. :)

Happy Skin Lippies

 Description from their website:

Whether torrid or tame, your lips will say it all! This Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie is sure to help you make that smackin’ statement. This lip-loving moisture stick is loaded with Shea Butter and Collagen to get fans to line up for a taste of those supple, hydrated, and ultra-kissable lips. High-pigmented, and moisture-packed, this lippie glides on irresistibly smooth (without the stickiness!) and leaves behind a rich, creamy pout that’s way tempting to kiss.

The colors are very pigmented especially the First Kiss. They also have a hint of shimmer. It’s like Continue reading

Review: Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream

Im back for another quick review. It’s a drugstore product so anyone could purchase it easily. :)

today Im going to review another whitening cream. I haven’t used whitening creams for almost a year, I think. Im afraid to use one again because it might break me out. But I still did, since Garnier claims to have natural ingredients. There’s just a little chance that my skin would react differently. :)

I bought sachets only because I just wanted to try it. Here’s the packaging:

Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream

The ingredients:
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My thoughts on its benefits:

1. Oil Control: This has good oil control. It must be the powder-like finish. But for me, it’s less than 8 hours, maybe 1 to 2 hours. I usually start getting oily 15 to 30 minutes after I finish my skincAre routine.

2. Visible fairness: I didnt see any improvements on Continue reading

Nivea White Repair Pore Minimiser Foam review

Hi girls. It’s almost two months since I posted my latest haul. Since most of my haul are skin care, they need time to see the results. Unlike makeup, which can be reviewed within a day of usage. Sorry if you waited for so long.

So let’s start. Here’s the packaging:

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I bought this at a supermarket. I wanted to buy the other variant which was meant for those who use makeup daily. Unfortunately, the biggest size was the only available for that. I could only afford the small one so I got this instead of my preferred variant. *student problems lol*
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