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.