Monday, June 16, 2014

Review: Canmake's Gokumori Mascara

OMG!  It's already June! We're almost done with the second quarter of 2014 and this is still one of my earlier posts for this year. Waah! I can't keep up!

Oh least now, I've got time to do a quick post about my thoughts on this new mascara I'm currently obsessing over.  Have you heard of this Japanese makeup brand called "Canmake"? It's a Japanese drugstore brand that carry all sorts of makeup products in very cute "kawaii" packaging.  

They're also affordable, yet work really well.  Luckily for us Pinays, Canmake is now very accessible - thanks to Somera's boutique in Glorietta.  That's where I got to take a closer look on the products. 

So anyways, I got this Gokumori mascara. I actually tried to "google" the term "Gokumori" but I always ended up with Canmake's website and description on this mascara.  So I guess the term is pretty much synonymous to this mascara? Upon reading the description on the website, I think it means "super busy lashes".  And you know what? I think the term is actually quite literal.

But, first the facts:

Place bought: Somera boutique, Glorietta 2, Makati
Price:  Php600+
Packaging: in a pink fat tube
Shade: Black

Okay, so far, I've got three sentences or phrases to describe this mascara.

1.  It curls!  

Of course, you still got to use your lash curler before applying to your lashes.  But after that, it's like the mascara makes each lash curl some more and stay like that forever!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Short Hair Story

About two, goin' three, years ago, I wore my hair long ang permed. It was fun for a bit, I felt like Barbie and a beauty queen all at the same time. Haha!

But last year, I decided to just go for short hair- for a change! I didn't know it was gonna be on trend, too.

So around January, I went for short as shown in the photo above. I felt lighter and carefree! No need for so many hair products in the morning. I can actually literally do the "wash-and-wear" thing!

Come summer with the terrible humidity and heat, and because my hair grows long fast, I went for another haircut. So here's how I'm looking now-

I love it!

Well, it's not like I haven't tried short hair before. My hair was this short back in high school. But since then, I've been wearing it long.

So yeah, it felt nice.

Who's up for short hair!??

posted from Bloggeroid

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Latest Skincare Products

Hello there! It's a long weekend and I had one extremely long day today,too! I drove all the way to Subic (my kinda hometown) and got stuck at NLEX for two hours! The traffic jam was so heavy, it looked like a parking lot. But what ticks me is that it's not supposed to be like that! Oh well, welcome to Holy Weekend. HAHA!

Anyways, now that I'm safely home at my Papa's house, it's time to relax and dig some beauty fix. Today's post is all about these two products that's becoming a staple in my beauty regimen.

First, you oughtta know that early this year when we were having cold weather, I underwent "chemical peeling". My face was utterly scary and "scaly" for a whole week. The second day looked like this:

And then went on to peel some more:

I felt horrible the whole time not only because my face felt so itchy and dry, but also because I was forced to go to work "barefaced"! I can only do my brows and lips. I looked freaky!

After the whole process, I knew it was worth it because my face was really soft and smooth right after. However, it also turned sensitive that I get itchiness and redness using my usual face products. I began to use mild cleansers like Cetaphil. I can't use moisturizers and I break out using some BB creams. So, it was time to change products.

Luckily, I wasn't reacting to Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner which I have been using for months already. So I was happy to find out that they also have a facial cleanser similar to Cetaphil, but cheaper.

So far, I'm liking the results. Less oily, smaller pores, clearer and smoother skin. I also feel moisturized everytime.

If you wanna give them a try, visit a Healthy Options store.

Till next!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Review: Avon's Skin Goodness CC Cream in Nude

Aloha! Yey for the weekend! And it just means more free time to do my makeup blogging hobby.  

But before I go into that, let me just dwell on some realizations I had for the past few weeks.  You guys know how I've been missing in action in the blogging world for several months since last year. In fact, for last year, it is only now when I found out that I only had a total of 26 posts. It makes me sad and at the same time, regretful.  Why? Well, I've been so busy with work and on weekends, I had some housing chores to attend to. In short, every week was a struggle to earn money and live well. I even began thinking about totally discontinuing this blog because I really don't have the time to update anymore.  

However, what I failed to realize now that I'm back to blogging is that, this is actually my way to relax and de-stress.  Last week when I began posting beauty blogging photos on my Instagram, it made me really happy and relieved from all the negative vibes at work. It made me feel so good inside that when I decided to do a quick blog post, it was only then that I knew I should keep this going. So yeah, I am keeping this blog for as long as it keeps me happy and it will remain as my hobby. It's such a relieve to be writing about something lighter, something fun, and something I love.

So..enough of the drama and let's move on with today's review - the CC cream from Avon.

Some basics:

Place bought: from our won Avon lady in the office - Ate Noemi
Price: Php359.00
Packaging: in a small black tube
Shade: Nude - with warm undertones. Avon's CC Cream comes in two shades, but this one suits my skintone best.

My Concurrences:
First, what is a CC Cream?  It simply means "color corrector" cream, period.  It's just another version of our good ol' BB creams, but this dwells more on its ability to correct the skin's complexion.  It concentrates more on lightening dark spots to make the skin achieve an even complexion.  Armed with SPF, it makes as a good alternative for BB creams.  

Monday, March 31, 2014

Review: Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion with SPF50

Summer is definitely here. I can feel it in the air! And in our case where our summers can also be humid and sticky, I can surely feel it on my skin, too.

With my constant need to always be sun-protected, I'm always on the lookout for new sunblocks - not just for the body, but also for the face.  Sometimes, I'd also rather have sun protection infused with my makeup, too. That's how crazy I am about SPF. Sunblock is like my ultimate summer gear. 

Today, I'm giving you my first dibs on this sheer sunblock from Neutrogena.  Neutrogena, being a popular skincare brand, usually comes out with new inventions when it comes to sun protection. Their latest, Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion with SPF 50, just like this one.

But first, some usual facts:


Place bought: Watson's
Price: Php600++
Packaging: in a sleek white bottle that's small enough to fit in my hands (comes with a box, too)
Shade: n/a  (it's a sunblock, so it naturally comes in one shade which is white)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Review: The Face Shop's Bye Bye Dark Circle Concealer

Oh, hello there!

I have something new for you today.  Yep, a full makeup product review, finally! I've been waiting for the free time when I can actually do this, and now, I'm back!

For today, it's all about this nifty undereye concealer I found from one of my favorite makeup stores - The Face Shop.  It's a pen-like concealer, complete with a clicking mechanism to produce just the right amount of product.

It's also packed with sun protection at SPF30, which is always a great thing especially in our kind of tropical weather.  Here are some quick specs:

Place bought:  The Face Shop, Bonifacio Global City
Price: Php395
Packaging:  Pen-like type concealer, with a clicking mechanism
Shade: It's available in only one shade, which I can describe as warm beige with a yellow tone.

I think the shade works really well for me.  Not too light and not too dark.  Being an undereye concealer, you can always set it off with a powder that matches your skin tone. The clicking mechanism is also great in controlling the amount of product to use.  For each undereye, you just really need a small pea-size amount.