im a mum and a beauty junkie! thus im into quick, natural, and fuss-free looks and just radiant and glowing skin!💁🏻♀️😊
Better than Micellar Water
I’ve always been a fan of cleansing oils. From the myriad of cleansing balms and micellar waters that I’ve tried, I always go back to my trusty Cleansing Oil as a first step for makeup removal. These are the things I love about them: 🍒 First and foremost is the minimal irritation I get from rubbing micellar water soaked cotton/ cleansing cloth on my face. 🍒 Second is that there is no more need for cotton or makeup cloth to get rid of makeup. Less wastage and more economical for me. 🍒 It also thoroughly removes even waterproof foundation for me. Waterproof mascara also comes off from it! Need I say more? I just love how gentle and effective oil cleansers are for me. I especially love the asian brand cleansing oils such as this Biore one which is my favorite. You apply a pump or two, massage it gently on your face and wash it off. Notice how it emulsifies and turns milky upon contact with water? After I use this, I use a gentle face cleanser as my second wash to make sure any remainind debris of dirt or makeup is removed. Have you ever used a cleansing oil before? Any other brand recommendations?🍒
My Ride or Die Acne Gel✨💕
Been using this acne gel for quite a long time now.. It’s the Epiduo Acne Gel from Galderma. Been alternating between this and the Adapalene Differin Acne Gel as my trusty solution to the occasional period skin woes especially as a spot treatment to chin and cheek cystic acnes. Both were previously prescribed by a dermatologist when I had problematic skin. Emptied at least two tubes of the Epiduo but sadly, it isn’t available now as an OTC in the US, unlike in the Philippines..Oh well, good thing Adapalene Differin is readily available from the local US stores. I would definitely pick this up again when I get the chance because this has been a lifechanger/skinsaver for me. BTW, as with my other acne gels, I usually put this after toning and before moisturizing, as instructed from the package, which is to apply this on clean, dry skin.. What are your acne skin saviors? Care to share? :)
Its Just so Oddly Satisfying😦
I know, I know... nose strips do next to nothing in keeping your pores clear. They’re actually quite stripping and may even make the pores more exposed to bacteria and oil as they open up the pores by removing the sebaceous filaments. BUT! I just miss seeing the oily gunk come out when I pull the nose strip. LOL. I just make sure to do the following “post- nose stripping”: 👃🏼 I splash cold coooold water or gently rub ice after to shrink the pores and protect from dirt that may enter the pores 👃🏼 I use my trusty COSRX - Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol Toner after shrinking the pores to banish the remaining pesky blackheads. 👃🏼 Lastly, I use a gentle moisturizer, right now I’m using the CENTELLIAN24 - Madeca Cream Centella Hydrating Formula after the toner because nose strips are very drying and may lead to more oil production from your pores. 👃🏼 It is also important that this be done only once a week or twice a month as it is only a temporary fix to blackheads and enlarged nose pores. SOOOO happy harvesting! LOL. BTW I used nose strips I bought from Target, the No 7 Nose strip. Oh last and most important tip is that I find that they are more effective if you steam your face pre- application so as to open up the pores.👌👃🏼💕
CENTELLIAN24-Madeca Cream Centella Hydrating Formula
Is Cicapair Medium Skintone Friendly?!
Hello pretties! Was really interested to try this trending face base.. but what held me back from getting it for so long is that most reviews i saw was that it wasn’t suited for medium to dark skintones. Was really bummed because i wanted to experience the glow it infamously imparts. Sooo i wanted to try it despite some bad reviews, besides, ymmv (your mileage may vary)! And booi.. was so glad i did try it! Found my new favorite no-makeup-look face base! I definitely see why this was trending. I love the glow, and the evenness it imparted on my acne-prone and dull medium tone face. And It also has spf44 yay! Some helpful tips based on experience though: 👒 a little goes a long way! Just start with a thin layer and take it from there if you want more coverage.. 👒 it helps to rub it well (albeit gently) into your skin to release the tone adjusting pigment and help to spread it evenly and avoid the gray cast 👒 if you’re oily skin like me, the camo drops is more suitable than the tone correcting treatment (the one on the jar) because it is less oily and thinner in consistency. 👒 it helps to complement with your trusty concealer for those areas that you want more coverage because the camo drops has little or no coverage at all. It’s just meant to brighten the skin tone reduce redness. I love that it also has the miracle “cica” ingredient because i love that stuff sooo much! It’s very effective on my improving my acne and blemish-prone skin.😍 Dr. Jart+ - Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops SPF 44
Dr. Jart+-Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops SPF 44
The One Thing I Didn’t Think I Needed!!
I feel so accomplished whenever I empty a beauty product.. may it be skincare or makeup! I feel that I got my money’s worth because I was able to “responsibly” use up the product. (Ehehehe and another chance to buy a new one!😝) Enter this beauty spatula i saw while browsing the makeup section of the local Walmart.. the Spatty! I was curious about it and wanted to try because i have a favorite sunblock makeup base that i wanted to finish till the last drop lol. Didn’t help that it looked cute too. <3 So I cut the tube of my sunblock and lo and behold! Using the spatty gave me at least another week’s mileage with the sunblock and I was able to finish ALL of it. Btw, the spatty can also be used to mix colors products like liquid blushes, foundations, moisturizers, etc. I love this little nifty tool and I hope you check it out too :) #Spatty - Beauty Spatula[products]#[FiveStars]
Natural Glam Holiday Lewk
Happy Holiday pretties!!! Sharing my quick holiday look using the following: NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer lovees this concealer! My ride or die for my oily skin! Great coverage and lasting power. You just have to moisturize well if you’re using it for your undereyes as it could be drying sometimes. shu uemura - Hard Formula One of my fave brow pencils because it lasttss on my oily brows lol. Not readily accessible though. And i love the formula too. It’s amazing because it only releases pigments when it comes in contact with the “skin heat/ oils”.. L'ORÉAL - Air Volume Mega Mascara On its own, not a fan. But when combined with other lasting mascaras underneath, it adds much needed volume and fan- effect. Very light too! FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Been a fan for the longest time. Love the scent, color and formula! It’s so plush and luxurious without being sticky. One of the best glosses in my book. REVLON - ColorStay Looks Book Palette Got this randomly and was pleasantly surprised! It’s very pigmented and has some cream to powder consistency. No fallouts and very compact too! I also love that i think i can finish this palette because of its miniscule size lol! BOBBI BROWN - Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks Have to be properly moisturized for it to spread evenly but if it sets, it stays put and i also love the soft coral color! Spreads evenly and not sticky! NYX - Slide on Eye Pencil Have to warm this up before putting it on my waterline. Color is not that pigmented but it’s an okay-ish product anyway. Has some tugging too. Still searching for a better waterline liner.. MAC - MAC Matte Eyeshadow Used cork for my eyes and as a bronzer lol! Its not patchy and stays put even without a primer. I love the shade for noseline too. Its such a versatile and long lasting product. A little goes a long way too!
L'ORÉAL-Air Volume Mega Mascara
Lip Hacks! Only 5 easy steps to get fuller lips!👄
In the whole face makeup, lip makeup is the most important step. Subtle lip satin makeup is very popular in South Korea, but I think it can also make our lips fuller. Step1: Use a concealer to make lip base. Step2: Choose a lighter lip stain and apply it on lips. Step3: Purse lips for several times. Step4: It doesn't matter if you overline lips. Step5: Find a same color lipstick and apply on the inside of your lips to deepen the color. Lipstick: ysl/mac It's very simple to learn even for beginners!
NEW from Glow Recipe! 🍉
A product I’ve been obsessing over since I received it! The Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop 😍 What it is: a three-in-one scrub to balm that smooths, hydrates and tints lips in a universal pop of pink. Made for all skin types and those who experience dryness, dullness and uneven texture. The innovative formula that is made with watermelon extract to hydrate and deliver essential vitamins, flower-derived AHA to gently smooth, soften and hydrate and coconut flower sugar to provide physical exfoliation to gently remove dead skin while moisturizing. First impression: IM IMPRESSED! You right away feel the exfoliation but quickly melts to a smooth and moisturizing balm. I love the scent, not an overbearing watermelon scent. Smells sweet and yummy! I love the natural pink color it gives my lips. You can also apply more to build up the pink! I use this probably everyday and I’m pretty sure I’ll finish this one up quickly 🙈 price: $22.00
GLOW RECIPE-Watermelon Glow Lip Pop
My current mask obsession
This is amazing!!!! I’ve been testing this Cica Sleeping Mask for a bit now and it’s is everything!!! laneigegiftedme. Cica is short for centella asiatica which is a plant known for its healing and regenerative properties. It contains beta carotene, vitamins A, B and C. I love how the mask feels it’s so creamy and rich. When I wake up I see immediately how plump my skin is and any redness and irritation is soothed. I’m so happy the #laneigegiftedme this to test! Have you guys tried this or any other Cica products I’m curious to try more now. The best part is its under $30 such a steal LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
This Foundation Stick by bareminerals was on my wish-list ever since it was out. I have tried it a couple of times in store and I decided to buy one for myself to use on holiday. It was a very creamy/dewy texture, very hydration (cooling-wet sensation), has an SPF 25 and looks very natural on skin. Let me tell, I have used this every single day whilst away and was always in my handbag. I purchased shade number 02, which is tad darker than my skin. What I like the most is that again, I feel very comfortable wearing this, knowing that well formulated, no nonsense ingredients.
bareMinerals-Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 25
The BEST concealer I’ve ever used | 💘😍👀
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Lock-It Concealer Crème I’ve been using the same concealer for YEARS. Crazy, right? So many of us like to hop around and try new ones, but once I found this baby, I couldn’t let her go. The Kat Von D line became controversial when it’s namesake did, but has now become KVD Vegan Beauty and is unattached from the tattooed icon. I seriously love so many products from this line, and have been using them for so long, I can’t imagine my life without them! The Lock-It Concealer Creme is my #1 holy grail when it comes to foundation and concealer. What I love about it: ✨ I’ve always had a hard time finding concealer and foundation that matches me perfectly, but the shade range in this formula is pretty great. I totally recognize that there will never be one brand that makes something that’ll work for everyone, but I do find their range to be better than most. This stuff matches me perfectly. ✨ The formula is medium-high coverage, super buildable, but isn’t heavy feeling and won’t crease when set properly. I always use this after foundation but before powder, and have never had a pesky under-eye crease, even after a long day at work! ✨ This concealer is suitable for all skin types - I’ve been able to use it on dry patches in the winter, oily T-zones, and my super sensitive areas without any trouble. I always feel confident that my skin will look great when I have this on. ✨ KVD Vegan Beauty is paraben, phthalate, and cruelty-free, and is a vegan brand. I know, I know, there are SO many good concealers out there, and you bet I’ve been wanting to try some. But honestly? I have such a good relationship with this stuff, I can’t see myself giving it up anytime soon…even for a day! 😋 What’s your #1 base product? Do you like the KVD line?! 📝
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY-Lock-It Concealer Crème
ZAP YOUR WAY TO PERFECT SKIN & LONG HAIR✨
Product: Pure daily care - NuDerma Skin Therapy Wand $47 (adjustable frequencies and 4 different wands) What it does? “Improves blood flow by oxygenating the skin. Reduces fine lines over time”. Also an “effective and natural acne treatment” claiming to reduce acne healing time by 90%. Why I bought it? I bought this product to improve the quality of my skin. I was seeing an esthetician and she used this machine on my face. I figured I would get one to use at home. How I use it? For my face: I use over my morning/night moisturizers etc. and tap the wand all over. I started off at a low frequency rate and with continued use you will be able to tolerate a higher frequency. For my hair: I brush the comb through my hair focusing the wand at the scalp. I use this product weekly on my hair. Impressions? For my face: I noticed after using this wand with no face creams it would leave splotchy red patches on my face. When I started to apply my moisturizers etc. my face tolerated the product better. As for helping with my acne/scarring the product did little to help. I think this is because different colored lights are used for different skin concerns. The light my esthetician uses is blue and this light is red. For my hair, I believe this product helped with growth. It promotes blood circulation allowing my strands to become strong and healthy and to grow to a maximum length. Do I recommend? I would definitely recommend this product for hair use. For face/skin use I would recommend looking into the different color/frequency wands before purchasing so you can best treat your skin concerns. #CheriePartner Song: Longing by Joakim Karud
Pure daily care-NuDerma Skin Therapy Wand