Review + Swatch: Etude House Dear Darling Tint in 02

It’s another day to review something. It’s a lip makeup this time. I bought this last christmas when I was looking for a dark red lip product. I just grabbed this and went to the counter. 😂 I’ve reviewed the 01 shade before. This post is just an updated review. :)

Packaging: They changed the packaging to a simpler design. No more embossed design on the handle.

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This tint is available in 4 shades. 01 is a pinkish color, 02 is red, 03 is orange and 04 is deep red.

Price: Before this was only Php 198. It became 228 pesos then went up to 248 pesos.

Tip:
This can dry up quickly. After using the wand, evenly spread it on the lips immediately using your finger then wait for it to dry.

Swatch
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Pros:
– Locally available
– Available in 4 shades.
– Same cherry scent
– 02 is a subtle red shade❤️
– Gives natural reddish color when applied once
– Apply twice or more for a darker color

Cons:
– Can still accentuate dry areas.
– Not long lasting

Neutral:
– The price. It became pricey in my opinion but pretty sure others will still find it affordable

That’s my quick updated review on a lip tint from Etude House. What’s your favorite lippie right now?

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Im getting tired of product reviewing although Im just doing them on weekends. I think Im going to post my “me time” and reviews on spas, salons, cafes and restaurants soon.

I’ll start my acne scars treatment this July too. Im so excited to share my experience with you guys especially with the acne sufferers out there. I want to keep this blog fresh and be informative in some ways. :)

To my readers, please feel free leave a comment or email me if have any suggestion for my future posts. :)

June 2015 Mini Haul

Im trying my best not to hoard or buy anything that I dont really need. So please excuse my little haul. Hahaha. I needed to replenish my stash. I ran out of foundation. I had breakouts and needed something that can help minimize them. I also ran out of cottons for cleansing & toner. Oh I did not include the cottons in the photo because they are too big but I’ll include their names below. :) ❤️

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1. Bifesta Moisture Cleansing Lotion
I think this is the most affordable cleansing water in the market. It only costs Php 419 for 300 ml. I bought this because I dont want to use cleansing tissues anymore. I’ve read on a wordpress blog (I forgot the name) that cleansing tissues can damage the skin. This can get pricey because of its consistency. I dont mind since I prefer water type cleanser than oil. Of course, we cant compare them to cleansing oils. You just need a small amount on that.

2. Snoe Buff The Magic Tonic Cystic Buffering Solution
I had a breakout this month. Im still on vacation and no need for injections this time. I dont want them to stay long. I searched for a product that can minimize them especially the cystic ones. This came to my mind because it’s specifically made for cystic acne and it’s Php 499 for 20 ml.

3. Maybelline Clear Smooth Do It All Powder – Refill
I was looking for the 99 pesos all in one powder but it’s not available anymore. I got this for Php 169. Good thing Maybelline’s packaging for all in one/do it all refill has always been great. Im not a fan of buying foundations in their original packaging. It’s like Im just buying the packaging, not the foundation.

4. Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Lip Liner
This is on my wish list. I’ve never tried to use a lip liner before. Its price is Php 179.

5. Cleene Cotton Balls (150 pieces)
I bought this for my toner. It’s 46 pesos.

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Review: Celeteque Make-Up Remover Cleansing Facial Wipes

Happy Sunday! It’s time for another review. I think I’ve been buying a lot of cleansing tissues. Im gonna keep this review short and simple. :)

Packaging

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What is it?
CELETEQUE DermoScience™ Hydration Make-Up Remover Wipes gently removes make-up, excess sebum and dirt that may clog skin pores. It has Active Skin Hydrators that help boost skin’s level of moisture. It is convenient to use anytime anywhere.

Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Coco-glucoside Tartrate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor oil, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Polysorbate 20, Proprylparaben, Methylparaben, Centella asiatica (Centella) Extract, Secale cereale (Rye) Seed Extract, Prunus serrulata (Sakura) Flower Extract, Fragrance, Disodium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Steareth-2, Steareth-100, Laureth-4, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-23

Pros:

  • Available locally
  • Travel friendly
  • It does have moisturizing effect
  • Did not experience dryness or tightness after using
  • Removes heavy makeup IF you keep on wiping and if you use the back side too
  • Effectively removes light makeup

Cons:

  • A bit expensive, Php 160 for 20 sheets. Maybe it’s because of the centella asiatica, rye seed extract and sakura flower
  • Experienced sting on the cheek bone area
  • A sheet can easily lose its moisture while you’re using it. Be sure to remove makeup asap.
  • Has strong fragrance and two types of paraben

Im not sure if Im the only one who experienced stinging. I have very sensitive skin and it’s mahapdi for me on some areas…. But it does its job. You can use this even if you feel like your skin is dirty especially while traveling. :) This is an okay product for me. Have you tried this?

I’m going to post my haul on Saturday for this month. I dont want to purchase anymore this month. That way I could save up…. because if I’ll post it at the end of this month, I will surely find something and say “oh hey, I can include these in my haul” and the list will be longer. 😂

btw, Happy Fathers Day to all the dads… And moms out there! *you know what I mean* :) ❤️

Review + Tip : Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

Im back with an Innisfree product. This was also on my wish list. I preordered this one together with my COSRX toner (review coming soon). I’ve been using this for almost two weeks already and Im ready to share my opinion about it. :)

Packaging
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What is it?
[Replacement powder for oil control paper making the skin soft and matte]
1. Double sebum-control system controls secretion of sebum to keep the skin soft and fresh all day long.
2. Jeju natural mineral and mint ingredients control skin oil and moisture to keep the skin healthy..

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TIP:
USE AS PRIMER: I’m using this as a primer instead of setting powder. It helps to make my concealer last longer. Your skin will still feel like skin after applying this. The concealer wont get cakey because this powder is so fine. Then I use powder foundation over my concealer for setting my makeup and for better coverage as well.
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Review: Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Tissues (Oil Type)

Happy Friday everyone! It’s holiday here, we’re celebrating our Independence Day. Everyone’s enjoying the long weekend. As an introvert 😂, I have nowhere to go as of this moment so I decided to visit my blog. :) Tonight’s review is my current makeup remover. I noticed Im talking too much but I’ll try my best to be straight to the point. :)

Packaging:
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What is it?
Cleansing tissues formulated with baking powder and cleansing oil to gently exfoliate skin and penetrate pores to mremove facial residues for a thoroughly cleanse.

Directions:
Use tissue to wipe and remove facial makeup. use separate cleanser to wash face and rinse clean with water. Always reseal after use.

Before and after:

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Top to bottom: BB cream, gel liner, lipstick, brow pencil, liquid eyeliner

Pros:
– One of the most affordable cleansing oil tissues (Php 248)
– Available locally
– Plastic seal keeps the tissues moist
– The tissues are bigger compared to the others I’ve tried before
– Did not cause breakouts
– One sheet is all you need
– Effectively removes light makeup
– Removes heavy makeup as well with just one sheet

Cons:
– It smells weird. It reminds me of soda crackers. What do I expect, they are made with the same ingredient. 😂

Overall, I’m satisfied with this tissue because it does its job. It’s one of the most affordable cleansing oil tissue in the market. I just dont like the scent. I eat soda crackers maybe that’s why I find it weird. If you dont eat that and you’re not sensitive to scents, you wont mind it and you’ll like this. :)

Review + Before & After Photos: C20 Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Advanced Serum

Happy saturday everyone! This serum was in my wish list. I have two bottles of it. I preordered one from Fashion Doll House. I won another bottle which was given by Wishtrend. Honestly I didn’t expect to win. I’m grateful to try an exclusive product from their website. I’ve been using this for a month already.

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What is it?
The new and improved formula has been designed with less ingredients for more effects. Made with simpler ingredients directly from Mother Earth, the Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum has been created with a sheer 21.5% of pure vitamin C for the maximum nourishment.

Ingredients
Hippophae Rhamnoides Water (70%), Ascorbic Acid (21.5%), Sodium Lactate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol

My thoughts
Less sticky: It has watery texture. I can still feel some stickiness but it’s definitely less sticky than the original version.
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Less oily skin & Improved skin tone: I have extremely oily skin. My skin is less oily after using this serum whether I’m staying in an air conditioned place or in a humid place. Note that Im in a tropical country and the temperature is really high. My skin turns dark and dull when it gets oily before. I continuously used this and I can see that my skin doesnt turn dark anymore when it gets oily.

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Review: Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream in 01 Soft Beige

Annyeong haseyo! It’s time for BB cream review. I bought this because I need something to add more coverage on my graduation makeup. I gave it to my sis after since Im still on vacation. Btw, I have extremely oily skin while my sis has combination skin type.

Packaging:
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Before and After (without setting powder)

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Covering dark spots on my arm caused by chickenpox

Pros:
– Not messy & cute packaging
– One of the most affordable BB cream available locally, Php 370+
– It has powdery/matte finish
– Subtle baby scent
– Lasts long (1 application only for the whole day)
– Doesnt get oily easily
– Provides medium coverage

Cons:
– Might accentuate dry areas

Overall, I liked its coverage and finish. My sister’s still using it and she likes it too. I highly recommend this to those who are looking for a 30ml medium coverage BB cream that’s less than 500 pesos only. This is available at all Holika Holika branches and kiosks.

Have you tried this or any Holika Holika product? :)