Unboxing: Althea Angels Welcome Gift + Haul

In my past haul, I ordered from Althea and shared my shopping experience. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re selling korean cosmetics, ranging from popular to new brands. Did I mention they have different payment options? You guys know that many here in our country are still comfortable paying cash instead of credit/debit cards. You can pay through credit card, Paypal, convenience stores, over the counter (OTC) banks, online bank and cash on delivery (COD) in selected areas. Since I really like my past order from them, I applied to become one of their ambassadors last month. I’m very thankful and I didn’t expect to be selected. Here’s what I got:

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Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set

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They teamed up with Get It Beauty to create 2-in-1 cleanser packs. That’s new in my skin care vocabulary. There are two variants; Rose and Green Tea. Rose is for balancing out skin’s moisture while Green Tea is for soothing. How to use? Apply on dry skin while massaging then rinse with water. They have subtle foam than can be easily washed off. Since they have real bits of rose and green tea, there might be a slight color change.

Bag, mirror and pouch

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I planned to change my makeup bag and their pouch just came right on time. There’s also a cloth bag included which I’m planning to use daily or as a shopping bag. The mirror is probably one of my favorites. It has a small handle that makes applying makeup easier.


HAUL

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It’s My Angle Foundation Brush
I’ve never had a makeup brush before. This brush was in my wish list. It’s the perfect opportunity to get it. I chose this mainly because I can buff or just simply swipe the foundation with it for a smooth finish. I’m still testing it and observing if there’s a change in the bristles after washing for a couple of times.

The Face Shop Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit in N203
I always have a hard time finding the right shade from drugstore brands. I decided to give k-foundations a try again. I chose the darkest shade which is N203. I based the shades from Youtube reviews rather than looking at their photo swatches. It was a bit dark on me when I first swatched it but made it work. Click here for full review.

Tony Moly Delight Tony Tint in 01 Cherry
I already reviewed their Tony Tint last 2012. That one is watery, sets quickly and pigmented. While Delight Tony Tint has a gel consistency and gives subtle color. I just picked this for my sister because she’s obsessed with tints lately.

Aritaum Full Cover Liquid Concealer 2017 Edition
Aritaum released a new version of their bestselling liquid concealer last year. I reviewed the old version which you can read here. This one’s in a 5g tube with wand applicator. I havent fully tested its strength yet but so far I’m liking it. Full review and coverage test soon!

Royal Skin 24K Gold Snail Soothing Gel
I’m still searching for a moisturizer. I miss using snail products so I picked this soothing gel. I looked for the ingredients and it contains alcohol and fragrance. If ever I’ll use this on the face, I’ll just avoid the areas prone to contact dermatitis. Of course, there will be a full review on this as well.

Have you tried any of these products? Which one got you interested? 🤔

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Review + Swatches: Tony Moly Delight Magic Lip Tint in 03

It’s been a while since I talked about Tony Moly. This was the second korean brand that I got hooked with. I’ve always wanted to try their lip tints. My sister gave me one in 03 Red Berry. Yes, again. She’s really not into these colors. Haha! Welp, more for me! This will be a quick review since there isn’t ,uch to talk about lip tints in general.😛

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Description:
A clear gel-type tint moistures the lips with the ingredient extracted from the berries and turns your lip color into a gorgeous deep pink after putting on.

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Pros:
– Cute packaging
– Smells like berry
– Affordable, 228 pesos
– Did not cause dryness
– Long lasting

Cons:
– Quite sticky

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There are many reasons why it’s one of their bestsellers. It has a simple but cute packaging. We cant analyze the ingredients. I couldn’t find the ingredients list on their website. It smells good and I want to eat it. Haha! It’s affordable and long lasting. I swatched it on my arm and tried to remove it with running water. I had to rub it and use a cloth. It adds a little moisture so it did not cause chapped lips. The only con I have for this is it’s quite sticky. I think it helps with longevity. I recommend it for everyday use. This is for any occassion especially if you want a gift under 500 pesos.☺

What’s In My Makeup Bag?

Today’s topic was requested by Pizzalush. You can check her Instagram here. Thanks for suggesting this!☺❤

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What’s in my makeup bag? Hmm. I’ve never posted one before because there’s not much to see. These are basically the only makeup I own. I switch them depending on my mood for my daily routine. I also gave short reviews below. Let’s start~


FACE

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Pink Sugar Our Lil Secret Concealer in 01
I tried the 02 shade. It matched my skin but it turned dark after a few hours. I switched to the lightest shade. It has medium coverage. It’s matte and long-lasting on my oily skin. It’s 13 ml for 299 pesos. Such a steal. The downside is it can accentuate pores. That’s the problem with water-based foundations and concealers. Full review here

The Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex Concealer Stick
I like to use this on my undereye area. It instantly brightens up the skin without the flashbacks. I’m going to try their best selling Dual Veil Concealer once I used this all up. Full review here

Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation
I’m using this for almost 4 years now. I use this to set my makeup. It’s super matte and gives additional coverage. It’s so affordable. There’s P99, P169 and P240+. Full review here. Full review here


EYES & BROWS

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Etude House Monolid Eyelash Curler
It’s a gift from my sister. She chose this rose gold/copper-y color which we all know is the trademark colors of beauty v/bloggers😂. She said it’s way cuter than the silver one. I agree with her. It does the job for curling all lashes. Yaaay no more struggles for monolid peeps like me!!!😅

The Face Shop Freshian Big Mascara
Another gift from my sis. I’m spoiled. Hahaha. It lasts all day without giving me the panda look. Of course, it’ll smudge if you rub your lids. The brush separates the lashes really well. No clumps, just natural finish

E.L.F. Professional Eyebrow Pencil
This is a double-ended pencil. Little goes a long way since it’s wax. There’s also a concealer/highlighter to clean up any mess. Its cap has sharpener. I dont do it everyday. I look like Mona Lisa. Haha. I’m trying to grow and shape them in arch. I learned that straight brows are not for me. It makes my forehead larger. I have diamond-shaped face and big forehead. Arched brows will balance that area. Full review here


LIPS

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The Face Shop Black Label Lipstick in 11
My favorite lipstick shade for events, work and job interviews. It has satin finish. I like that it’s moisturizing. I can feel that it hydrates, no chapped lips! Full review here

Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Lip Liner in 02
It doesnt feel sticky. It’s lightweight. The finish is matte but it has some glitters. It feels like I didnt put anything unlike the heavy feeling while using lipstick. This is not the most affordable lip liner out there. But the brush tip makes it easier for the product to even it out and control the color intensity. Full review here

Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick
This is a peachy shade. I like it because it brightens up and changes the look for everyday makeup. It’s also perfect for summer. It’s matte and lasts long. It’s affordable and best of all, cruelty free! Wet n Wild has wide range of colors.

Me Now Kissproof Lipstick
It’s so matte and lasts all day for me. No sticky feeling. The only downside is it needs to be sharpened. Ugggh that’s too much work for me. Haha. I think this collection has 17 shades. That’s a lot! All colors are trendy. You can choose from nudes and reds.


I’m planning to collect lipsticks but I’ll definitely get drugstore brands only. The challenge is, I want them all to be cruelty-free. Probably my collection will have Wet N Wild, L.A. Girl, Milani, Nyx, ELF, Human Nature and Pink Sugar.

Slowly making progress until I change all the products in my routines to cruelty-free. Minimize animal testing starting from making small changes.

I have self control now. I’ll only buy a product if the one I’m using is about to run out. Except for skin care. That’s a different thing of course. I’m obsessed with that. Haha!

Review + Before & After: TONY MOLY Tomatox Magic Massage Pack

Hello readers! Im back with a product review. Today’s topic is Korean skincare. Tomatox Massage Pack is one of Tony Moly’s bestselling products. I have tried the Appletox Peeling Cream and I liked it a lot… but it seems like everyone loves this more. I had to try it out and see. Of course, I provided before and after photos. 🙂

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Description:
Massage cream & pack with instant brightening effects, Hydration & protection to maintain a healthy skin, Whitening & detox, Anti-oxidants prevent aging. Recommended for skin that doesn’t go well with makeup, People who don’t have time for a pack at night.
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July – September 2015 Haul

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.😂 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.😅 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 “July – September 2015 Haul”

Review + Swatch: Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Lip Liner in 02

Happy Sunday readers! Today’s review is about my first (ever) lip liner. I bought this randomly when I was window shopping. This is on my wish list for a long time now.

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What is it?
Soft applying of creamy texture without stickiness. This helps your to express your lip line clearly and adheres to your lips very greatly. Various colors help you to match various lipsticks. Instead of tough brushm it has soft and delicate nylon brush.
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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 Lotionclick here for full review
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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