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.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Three of My Favorite Beauty Things for Summer

It's the second week of March already and you can definitely feel the heat. For someone who loves makeup like me, a huge change in weather also means some major change when it comes to beauty products.

And speaking of beauty products, here's sharing a few of my favorite beauty items whenever summer comes around.

1. A pretty shade of pink nail polish. I don't know why but every time the temperature rises, I feel the need to wear any bright pink or Barbie pink nails - both on my hands and feet. It's just so apt and pretty!

2. Something coral or orange on my cheeks. When its summer, I usually go a shade darker due to more sun exposure. Hence, corals are my pick to highlight and complement my tan. This one is from a local brand called Pinkies collection. They have a collection of bright and pigmented blushes and this shade is the brightest orange they got so far.

3. Lastly but definitely not the least - in fact, it's the most important beauty product for summer - a sunblock with an SPF of 35 or higher. Sun protection is needed for the face, body and even hair! This one from Neutrogena is a new discovery and favorite - its clear in shade, non-greasy, light and with no heavy sunblock scent. It works as a good primer before putting on makeup as well. For me, I just put loose powder a few minutes after application and I'm good to go. No need for anything heavy to wear in our tropical summer weather.

And that's all there is to it. Just three items to jumpstart my summer and I'll be ready for the next getaway.

Happy weekend, everybody!

posted from Bloggeroid

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shiseido International Beauty Fair


I'm so back to blogging.  I know, I've been MIA and been missing out a lot from the beauty blogging world.. but today marks the first day of 2014 for my first post.

And for my first post, here's an invite for the Shiseido International Beauty Fair to be held at the SM Megamall Atrium on March 21-23, 2014.

Here are other details of the event:

Shiseido Philippines will be showcasing an International Beauty Fair featuring MomokoIshibashi of Shiseido Japan. This Japanese beauty consultant, who flew in from Tokyo, will be conducting a three-day beauty workshop along with Shiseido Philippines Chief Makeup Artist, Carmel Villongco. The coveted Shiseido Certificate will be given to attendees upon completion of the three-day seminar. Interested participants may RSVP via the Shiseido Philippines Facebook page to avail of special loot bags at the end of the workshop. 

This three-day beauty fair will also offer a holistic beauty enhancement program with free skincare consultation, makeover counter, makeup demo area, beauty shot photo booth, Shiseido CafĂ©, nail art services and a glitter tattoo station. Plus, exclusive gifts and treats will be given to customers who will purchase at the weekend fair. Following the beauty fair is the much awaited opening of Shiseido’s Philippine flagship store at the Mega Fashion Hall this April 2014.

To know more about this event, you may find their Facebook Page dubbed as "Shiseido Philippines".  They are also in Instagram: "@ShiseidoPH" and Twitter: "@ShiseidoPH" .

Shiseido closed its store in Rustan's Glorietta way back 2012 if I'm not mistaken.  And then, they opened a new branch in Greenbelt.  This year, the Philippine flagship store will be in SM Megamall.  Personally, this makes me very happy.  It's the nearest mall to where I currently live now, and I'm glad that it's becoming more and more of a makeup hub because all in-demand brands are already popping up.

Shiseido is a Japanese makeup brand so it boasts of very good, albeit high-end quality.  It's the mother company of Majolica Majorca, which as you know, is one of the brands I usually review here. I especially love Shiseido concealers, although I don't own one yet. I just borrow those from my Tita and they really truly work.

If you haven't heard about the brand or would like to get to know about it more, this is the best time to do so.

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: A Nameless Eyebrow Powder

Hi, everyone!

How's everyone enjoying their weekday off?  Since I'm just chillin' out at home, I decided to update this blog.  So for today, I have a review for you and it's all about this eyebrow powder I discovered in the newly-opened Suesh store in SM Megamall.

Like I said in my blog post title, it's a nameless and brandless eyebrow powder. The only information I have about it are the ingredients at the back and that it's made from Canada.  It came in a box, too.  Actually, these are sold in many variable shades like gray, light brown, ash brown, and this chocolate brown shade which I got.  But before I move on, let's see the basics....

Place Bought:  Suesh Store, SM Megamall (You gotta visit this place! Aside from their wide array of makeup brushes, they also have many professional makeup tools and makeup products.)
Price:  Php495.00 (yeah, pretty expensive for a brandless product, but since it's 3g, it should be worth it.)
Packaging:  It came in a box, and the product is housed in a basic circular pot, like most eyeshadow powders. But it's big, it has 3g of powder in it.
Shade:  I got the shade Walnut - which is a basic chocolate or dark brown shade.