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April 2016 Favorites

30 Apr

A lot of things have happened this month. Stressful stuff but I still had time to switch products and use them all up. I’m going through my stash because I dont want to waste anything.

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SKIN CARE

BELO Kojic + Tranexamic Acid
My skin got used to my holy grail cleanser. I took a break from it and tried this soap. My main problem is dark spots and I need to lighten them. I noticed this soap has Salicylic and Lactic acid for antibacterial and exfoliation. It’s too harsh for the whole face. I’m using it on breakouts only. Full review will be up soon!

COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid
My current spot treatment. It’s effective to turn my cystic acne into a whitehead/that stage when it’s healing and about to dry out. I think its formulation is too strong so I dont use it for big areas on the face.

MAKE UP

THE FACE SHOP Lovely Me:Ex Stick Concealer
I lack sleep these past few weeks and my undereye area became darker. I’m reaching for TFS stick concealer to cover my dark circles. It does the job and it’s not cakey.

ETUDE HOUSE Oh M Eye Line
I think I need a liquid liner with thinner brush. I’m just using it all up. I’m practicing how to do winged liner on my monolid. I’m getting the hang of it. This liner is good for beginners because it’s easy to remove. It crumbles and doesnt smudge when you remove it.

BODY CARE

JERGENS Hydrating Coconut
I love to use this at night. It smells so good and the scent relaxes me. It’s sinks in the skin quickly and doesnt leave sticky/oily feeling.

ACCESSORIES

ETUDE HOUSE My Beauty Tool Lash Curler for Monolid
I didnt know there’s a curler specifically for monolid. It grabs the lashes easier and curls them up effectively.

BEAUTY BAR Compact Mirror
Im confident to use this mirror because my flaws are not prominent when I look at it. It has two sides, regular and a magnified one. Nope, it’s not like in the department stores. Those mirrors at makeup counters are too magnified that they just show flaws. Haha. It’s their strategy too, I guess.

MUSIC

SS501 – Love Ya
I watched Boys Before Flowers again and finished all episodes in 3 days. I was focused on Gu Jun Pyo before. This time, I was into the character of Kim Hyun Joong, Ji Hoo. I missed his group SS501 after watching the drama. Love Ya is my favorite song. I started listening to it again everyday. Seriously, it’s my LSS. I still support their group despite his issues. I’m glad their sub-group SS301 performed this year.

2NE1 songs
2NE1 is my one and only favorite girl group. They changed the Kpop game to fierce and badass in 2009. The whole fandom of blackjacks were devastated on YG Entertainment’s statement. Minzy didn’t renew her contract and she’s leaving the group. I kept on watching their last performance as 4 members at Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015. We’re waiting for their comeback for too long while the other members are doing side projects. Maknae was kinda left out. No, I’m not blaming the girls. The management should’ve done something. This is the negative side of being an artist/celebrity, income and projects are not fixed.

So that’s it. Sorry this post has too much text. I need to reduce my ramblings.πŸ˜‚

Klairs and COSRX are now available on BeautyMNL

20 Apr

Hi guys. I read an email about this news. This post is late but I hope it’ll still be informative. These brands became popular in the k-beauty world last year. There are so many preorder requests here in the Philippines. You can now get their bestsellers without preordering from Korea.

downloadfileKlairs’ bestsellers on BeautyMNL.com:

  • Supple Preparation Toner
  • Black Sugar Polish
  • Illuminating Blemish Cream (currently sold out)
  • Rich Moist Soothing Serum
  • Rich Moist Soothing Cream

Click here to visitΒ Klairs

+¦+e_¦í++My favorite brand, COSRX is also on the website. 25 products are available there:

  • Acne Pimple Master Patch
  • Snail 92 All In One Cream
  • Advanced Snail Power Essence
  • AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner
  • AHA 7 Whitehead Liquid
  • BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (currently sold out)
  • Summer Pore Minish Serum
  • Blackhead Silk Finger Ball
  • Centella Blemish Ampule
  • Galactomyces Whitening Essence
  • Honey Ceramide Eye Cream
  • Honey Ceramide Full Cream
  • Hyaluronic Acid Foam Cleanser
  • Hyaluronic Acid Essence
  • Hyaluronic Acid Cream
  • BHA Skin Returning A-Sol
  • BHA Skin Returning Emulsion
  • One Step Pimple Clear Pads
  • Propolis Light Ampule
  • Centella Blemish Cream
  • Honey Overnight Mask
  • Rice Overnight Spa Mask
  • Aloe Soothing Sun Cream
  • Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  • Make Me Lovely Cream

Click here to see COSRX

Hope this will help in your future hauls!☺❀

Review: COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid

10 Apr

I’ve been using this for almost a month now as spot treatment. I can finally talk about it. I won a COSRX planner. It came with lots of samples in the box. Yay! 3 samples per product.☺

I ran out of spot treatment so it’s my chance to use Whitehead Power Liquid.

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Description:
Free your skin from displeasing whiteheads and clogged pores with AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid. This liquid is a premium formulation of apple water, AHA and glycolic acid. This power liquid effectively clarifies the pores and completely eliminate whiteheads. With its AHA content, this also offers gentle exfoliation which removes dead skin that are usually clogging the pores. It reveals new and healthy skin which makes it appear brighter and more evenly toned. Continue reading

Unboxing: COSRX 2016 Planner + Freebies

17 Jan

I commented on COSRX’s Instagram photo. My brain only selects sentences to read and I did not know it was a giveaway. Haha. I just wanted to suggest a product. Sometimes the good things in life come unexpected.πŸ˜‰

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They shipped it on monday thru EMS. The courier went to our house on thursday but I wasnt able to claim it. I got it on Friday instead. I only paid 100 pesos ($2) for customs duties/tax.😊

Here’s what I got:

COSRX 2016 Planner:
I think it’s Rose Quartz, a trendy color this year. The engraved texts are in gold. It’s like a plain notebook and thank goodness it’s not heavy. 😊 I can bring it anywhere. It’s not dated daily but there are boxes where you can write them down. The 2016 calendar is on the front page and 2017 calendar on the last page.😊image

Product Catalog
It’s nice that they included this. Now I can check out their products even when I’m offline. You’ll find out what’s COSRX and the explanation of their tagline “Expecting Tomorrow”. It’s in English and Korean language. Each product has descriptions and uses. They are categorized as Cleansing, Toner and Solution. You’ll also see their bestsellers.image

Decoration Stickers
I got 3 sets of stickers. They are on clear sticker so you can use them on anything.Β image

I told my sister to choose what she liked and she used them on her phone:image

Product Samples
I’m planning to try BHA Blackhead Power Liquid. I’m glad they included samples in the package so I can try it out before buying a full-sized bottle. They gave us 3 sets of product samples; Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence, AHA Whitehead Power Liquid and BHA Blackhead Power Liquid.image

I just can’t. This package is my first gift this year. I love them.😭❀️ Again, thank you COSRX and congratulations to all the winners!β€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰

 

*p.s. Belated Happy Birthday to my dad!πŸŽ‰

Massive Empties for 2015 + Announcement

27 Dec

I dont know why I still keep the packagings and boxes even if I used them up already. Is it just me?

Some empties are not included in the photo but I’ve finished them this year. As usual, they are categorized. This is also a recap of my previous reviews. I will link all my reviews so you can check them out.

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Makeup remover:

Cleanser:

Toner:

Mask:

  • LUSH Mask of Magnaminty Self-Preserving – review here

Moisturizer:

Spot Treatment:

Acne scar/pit Treatment (for newly formed scars):

Soap:

Makeup:

  • MAYBELLINE Clear Smooth Shine Free Do-It-All Foundation – review here
  • MAYBELLINE Clear Smooth All In One Shine-Free Foundation – review here
  • TONY MOLY Face Mix Cover Pot Concealer – review here

This is my last post for 2015. I hope you’re enjoying the rest of the holiday season! Happy new year in advanced. See you in 2016! πŸ™‚

Btw, I’m going to have local giveaways next year. Philippine residents can join for now. Just to celebrate and say thank you to all my blog’s readers. One or two of my top commenters (which are PH residents) will automatically receive goodies aside from the giveaway winners. Thank you for the support guys! I truly appreciate it. I might even have international giveaways. Who knows? πŸ™‚

July – September 2015 Haul

25 Sep

Hey everyone. I’ve combined all the products that I got from the past months. We’re in the “ber” months already. Christmas season here in the Philippines starts in September. Yes, we have 4 months of celebration.πŸ˜‚ Malls are getting crowded again so I went shopping early. I know stores will have their christmas sale in the next few months but these products are rarely on sale. No need to wait for that.

Most of these are my needs. I’ve already used up some of them so they’re not included in the photo. Im controlling myself from doing massive hauls. Im slowly getting there.πŸ˜… anyway, just click on the photo to zoom in.😊 All sporsored items are marked with “***

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SKINCARE
Bath Origins Charcoal Soap
Bath Origins Honey & Oatmeal Soap
Celeteque Hydration Alcohol Free Toner – review here
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch – review here
Etude House AC Clinic Daily Gel Lotion – review here
Etude House Every Month Cleansing Tissues
Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner 250ml Continue reading

My Top 5 Spot Treatment Products For Acne

30 Aug

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Hello readers! This is my first time to do a Top 5 post. I’ve tried a lot of spot treatments for acne. I guess I can now sort them out and list the products that works best on my skin. These products can eliminate acne within a week based on my experience. Well of course the cystic ones would take longer since they are under the skin. I’ve included the prices so you can select which one fits your budget.
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