Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: Pigeon Baby Compact Powder in Beige

Hellowee!! It's Friday!
Wow, another new post from me! 

Today, it's all about giving some lovin' to my new favorite blotting powder which I actually randomly found at the Somera boutique in Glorietta while checking out the Canmake products there.  Yep, totally random! I had no plans of buying anything on that day and only wanted to checkout the pretty makeup of Canmake.  





But then, while I was checkin' out the rest of the stuff at the store, I saw this Pigeon compact powder. I knew I've heard - or read - about it somewhere so I grabbed it to check.  So to make the long story short, since it was also so affordable and I'm in need of a new pressed powder (seriously, I needed one!), I went home with it.

So, how did it fare? First, let's see some specs...

FACTS:
Place bought: Somera boutique, Glorietta 2, Makati
Price: around Php299.75 I think.
Packaging:  It came with a box, and the compact is a shiny white oval shape that is so small, it can easily fit into your jeans' pocket. It also came with its own powder puff.
Shade: It had four shades, based on my research - Beige, Pink/Ivory, White and Brown. But at the store, there were only Beige and Pink, so I got Beige because it was more yellow in shade.



Based on what I found on the net, the original product was actually meant for babies alone and only came in one shade: white. It had two variants - one made in Japan and one made in Indonesia. Apparently, the one made in Japan is the better product, and I think what I got here is the one from Indonesia. Nevertheless, it had good raves in the beauty blogging world.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review: Canmake's Perfect Serum BB Cream

So...I'm back! 

Actually, here's a life update: I had just resigned from my previous job and am now actively looking for new opportunities. In the meantime, that meant more free time and more blogging time, which is always a welcome break for me.  And so, I'm so excited to upload posts because I got tons of new product reviews to share with you all. So to get this going, here's a new product review for you: Canmake's Perfect Serum BB Cream.  



Let's get to the details first.

FACTS:

Place bought: Somera boutique in Glorietta 2
Price: Around 600++ pesos
Packaging: it's in a cute pink metallic tube.
Shade: There are two shades: Light and Natural.  I got Natural because it's closer to my skin tone, even if it's still light for my own shade.

It says that it has 21 beauty ingredients that care for the skin. I got this from Canmake's website:

Contains 21 types of beautifying and moisturizing ingredients ♥
Hyaluronic acid, collagen, ceramides, royal jelly extract, witch-hazel extract, arbutin, Job's tears extract, 
Saxifraga stolonifera extract, aloe vera extract, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, artichoke leaf extract, cherry leaf extract, 
prune resolvent, seaweed extract, soybean extract, glycosyl trehalose, gingko extract, peach leaf extract, 
hydrolyzed silk, European white birch bark extract, multiflora rosehip extract




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bridal Makeup Looks

(Welcome to my comeback!! I'm back to blogging! Wee!!)

Well, it’s not a secret that beauty bloggers also wish to become makeup artists someday.  I, for one, have my goals set for next year to officially enroll in a makeup school and formally pursue that career.  As a makeup artist, the most common clients to have are brides for wedding makeup looks. Now if I were a real makeup artist, I would really be blessed and lucky to be part of every bride’s dream wedding. Imagine being one of the first persons to view and see the wedding gown and the bridesmaid dresses.  Of course, this part is actually key to be able to come up with matching bridal makeup looks.

There’s this website called Lover.ly which focuses on all things about weddings, including planning your own wedding.  I am lucky enough to be contacted by Lover.ly for me to be able to show what I can do in terms of bridal makeup even if I’m just a mere beauty blogger.   They sent me these three beautiful wedding gowns and I’m supposed to come up with makeup looks for each one of them.  Unfortunately, my face is undergoing a peeling treatment right now, so I can’t really use my own face.  But I will try my best to describe the looks and at most, show you the products I would use. 

Are you ready?

Here goes…


Sweet and Classy



Notice that the gown is so simple, if not for the sweetheart neckline and lace bodice.  For a gown like this, I imagine the girl to be the typical sweet and classy type. She probably wants her makeup to be clean and simple.  Hence, I will just simply enhance her eyes in a soft bronze smokey eye look, add some full fake lashes, and maybe a thin line of eyeliner.  

The face has to be really flawless, smooth and as if she’s glowing from within.  Concealer is also a useful product in making sure that her under eye and uneven skin blemishes are fully covered.  Lastly, her lips would be a nice neutral shade with some hints of pink, like MAC’s Cosmo.




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 well..at 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:

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!