GIVEAWAY: Autographed Makeup by One Direction

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Untitled-2Hello to all my readers in U.S and Canada! Im so excited to share with you that Markwins is giving away Make up by One Direction. And did I also say that it’s autographed? Yes, It’s signed by all of them; Liam, Harry, Zayn, Niall and Louis!

All thanks to the brand, Markwins. They offer makeup and cosmetics products that appeals to the youth with its style, bold shades and collectible packaging like Makeup from One Direction. Markwins makes products that are affordable for girls and women.

If you want to get your hands on these babies, don’t worry it’s available at Macy’s :)

now, let’s go to the giveaway.
If you win, you’ll receive:

One of these collections which can be Midnight Memories, Take Me Home or Up all Night (includes beauty essentials and collectible tin, autographed by all One Direction members)

1dDo you want to be one of the lucky 25 winners? Read the instructions below for the details. :)

Instructions:

1. Click the link below and read the official rules (found below the Enter button)
2. Fill up all the information needed
3. Tweet the message
4. Like the Facebook page of Make-up by One Direction
5. Enter your Facebook name
6. Click the enter button and you’re done

Click here to enter

The required is 3 entries per day. Do it daily to get more chance to win and unlock bonus entries! :)

Share this so your friends can win too! :)

Note: This giveaway is for U.S and Canada residents only.

Skin Update: August 2014

Hello readers. I posted my last skin update long time ago. I cant even remember it. Some of you guys are asking how’s my skin. So here it goes…

During summer vacation, I managed to lessen the dark spots on my face using 20% TCA Peel which I bought online.

Unfortunately I broke out real bad this July and August. Why? Hormonal imbalance and the #1 cause is Stress. There’s a lot of schoolworks and papers. It’s our senior year in college. You know how stressful it is.

What did I do? Pimple injection. I could not take my cystic acne so I went back to my dermatologist after a few months. My last visit was in December 2013 due to lack of money. *student probs* 5 cycstic acne were injected. (100 pesos per pimple)

After the injection, the cystic acnes were a little flat already. Im writing this 28 hours after the treatment and I can barely see most of them aside from the blood clots.

Hormonal imbalance is another cause so my dermatologist gave me Acneadvance Praventin. Im not sure how long will I take the pills. I took the first pill this night. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll review it soon.

So that’s it for tonight. Btw, I’ll compare my skin condition from 2012, 2013 & 2014 this December with photos. So watch out for it! :)

Dont forget to comment your acne stories below. :)

Review: Belo AcnePro Gel Face Wash & Treatment Toner

Hello readers! This is a quick review. I’ll be straight to the point because I don’t want to talk too much and give you information overload. Hehe. :) After using these items for almost a month, I can finally share with you my thoughts.

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Belo AcnePro Gel Face Wash

Pros:
-Affordable (PHP 99.75)
-No parabens
-Non comedogenic & oil free
-Lathers up quickly
-Little goes a long way

Cons:
-not sure if it was one of the reasons for my recent breakout
-Leaves a thin film for me which was kinda slimy/sticky even if I rinsed twice
-Size is too small if used daily

 

Belo AcnePro Treatment Toner

I’ve used up all the toner already because it’s just in a small bottle

Pros:
-Affordable (PHP 79.95)
-No parabens
-Non-comedogenic & oil free
-Fragrance-free

Cons:
-Caused my recent breakout. This was the only new product in my skincare routine since I stopped using the gel wash. But I still kept on having breakouts. I’m sure this was the reason
-Stripped natural moisture & oil. It was drying for me.
-Size is too small if used daily

A lot of people raved about these products. I have to try anything that’s for acne prone skin. They said it’s effective but not for me. I didn’t put Bee Venom as a pro since it’s not new to me. If you’re updated with Korean skincare, you’ll know what I mean.

Verdict: these are “okay” products. It’s just that my skin is extra sensitive that’s why my skin reacted differently. I checked the ingredients and Bee Venom is the only one that’s new to my skin. Now I know that my skin doesn’t like it because I kept on having breakouts. Sad.

Remember: What didn’t work for my skin, might work well for your skin or… not because we have different skin type.

Review: VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Spot Corrector

Im back again with another skincare review. Sorry I was busy with school works. This product was included in my wish list.

Im having breakouts because of health reasons. I need a quick solution to it so I bought this. :)

What is it?
“A uniquely non-drying acne balm made specifically for rosacea-related acne papules and pustules.”

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Size: 8ml

Packaging: it’s in a plastic tube and comes with a glue-free box. Environment friendly, huh? :)

Price: I bought it for PHP 460. It’s a bit expensive for students like me.

Texture: cream type and sometimes runny when just got out of the tube.

Experience: dries pimple for about 2 to 3 days for small ones. 3 to 5 days for cystic ones. It can sting but I love the feeling! Hehe. My skin is extra sensitive and I easily get dark spots not matter what I do. Continue reading

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