Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet Lipsticks + Giveaway!

Receiving a bouquet of flowers is one thing, but having it arranged with the newest Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet Lipsticks is just taking it to a whole new level. Flowers can easily make a girl swoon.. now imagine how I felt when I received the Rebel Bouquet. It was a sure way to brighten up my, otherwise dull, day. But then again, I'm always cray cray when it comes to lipsticks. Haha.
"A burst of rebellious colors with more than enough blooming shades to choose from, these bright and dainty shades take the spotlight with a perfectly wearable trend for lips that scream floral rebellion. This season, it’s time for pastels to rebel with Color Sensational – Maybelline New York’s power lip franchise – at the helm of new shades brings you Rebel Bouquet."

Saturday, July 18, 2015

#MUTSCARA: The Smudge Test

Missed the #MUSTcara series? Sorry it took a while, and you probably already know why I've skipped a few Saturdays. :) But don't worry, we saved the best for last. I know I've been singing praises for the Maybelline HyperCurl Mascara for weeks now.. so in this final post, we'll be doing a bit of a "beauty experiment", so to speak. I'm so excited about this one. <3
Maybelline HyperCurl Mascara is packed with lightweight volumizing black-gel formula. Its breakthrough formulation allows multiple layers without looking clumpy and it is able to hold volumized curl. It is said to be smudge-proof which makes it perfect in creating a lasting impression during the day and making the most of your girls night out. But don't just take my word for it. This last installment of the #MUSTcara series will be your proof, to settle your unvoiced reservations about the product. :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#MUSTCARA: Neutral Everyday Look

Toni Gonzaga's recent wedding caused quite a stir on social media site, mainly on Facebook. But not because it was as grand as the DongYan wedding, let's face it, no wedding will be that big. Rather, it is it's simplicity that made headlines. They're unlike other celebrity couples and their relationship is something to be looked up to. Another reason it was talked about was because Toni used drugstore products for her bridal look. That's something very unnatural for a bride to do, no wonder people were intrigued by it.

The original plan is actually to recreate Toni Gonzaga's Bridal Look, but you know that's not how I role. I'm not good at imitating looks. That's just not my forte. What I can do, though, is taking the original look and creating something that is more me, if you know what I mean. *wink!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review: ELF Studio Baked Blush & Highlighter

I'm finally back from my mini-hiatus/imposed rest! I've been reading Divergent series (again) the past few days and there's that risk I take when I get too engrossed with a book. It has the tendency to consume me. I barely eat until I finish my current read; let alone be able to blog. I get too caught up with what I'm reading that I totally forget about everything else. Good thing I'm a fast reader. Else, I'll be stuck at home forever just to finish a book. Haha!

Anyway, before I start reading another book as per Kim's recommendation, I decided to share some of my recent finds with you. As you've probably noticed, I've been cray cray with blushes lately, and these ELF Studio Baked Blush and Highlighter are just some of my new finds. Oh, you might want to check out my review on the ELF Studio HD Blushes as well. :)
Product Description:
(Taken from

Baked in an oven, these blushes offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a gorgeous, smooth and even application. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. Apply this shimmering color dry for sheer pigmentation, or use a damp brush or sponge for a more vibrant effect.

June 2015 BDJ Box: #BareBeautifulSkin with Bioderma

I've finally gotten around to posting this long-overdue unboxing post. I badly wanted to post this as soon as it arrived at our doorstep, but my sickly state got the better of me. I did, however, got the chance to try the most products before drafting this June 2015 BDJ unboxing so I have a better gauge of my feelings about this Bioderma samples box. :)
If I'm not mistaken, Bioderma was only launched recently in the country. Bioderma's line of skincare products are known for being highly effective but gentle enough to use even on the most sensitive skin. I've always wanted to try their products but they're quite expensive, and I can't justify spending that much on something I'm not sure would go down well with my skin.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Flawless: All-Natural Ultimate White Facial

I know I'm in dire need of a facial when my boyfriend starts to teasingly refer to me 'strawberry nose'. I know you'll figure it out why he calls me such.. but as time passed, I started to get used to it. It more like a monthly reminder for me now. It wasn't always the case though. It used to annoy me.. big time, haha. So when he addressed me as such last week, I immediately scheduled a visit at Flawless for a much-needed facial.

I'm sure most of you are aware that I've been trying to get my skin color back to its usual shade after our nonstop surfing trip in Baler. So as of the moment, everything [from facials to supplements], basically revolves around skin whitening. With the help of the Paolo, I decided to try Flawless' All-Natural Ultimate White Facial. :)
"The All-Natural Ultimate White Facial (Php1600) makes use of two powerful ingredients that not only lighten and rejuvenate the skin but help improve its clarity and texture as well—Dunaliella Seaweed and Gigawhite. A unique alga endemic to the Dead Sea, Dunaliella Seaweed is known to contain almost every amino acid that exist in nature and is a powerful skin anti-aging tool, while Gigawhite is a safe skin lightening agent used as a natural alternative to hydroquinone, the world's currently reigning number one skin lightening active. The All-Natural Ultimate White Facial also made use of Kojic Acid and Vitamin C to further boost its skin lightening and anti-aging effects."