Laneige Snow BB Cream – a review

Part of my beauty haul in HK is this Laneige Snow BB Cream SPF 42/PA++ in #2 Natural. I always pass by the Laneige store which is just around the vicinity of our hotel and one night, the staff volunteered to test the BB cream on me. I’m not fair-skinned so I got hopeless in finding BB creams that will match my skin tone. So anyway, I was told that Laneige Snow BB Cream only has 2 shades: #1 Brightening and #2 Natural. The staff both tested the 2 shades and suggested that Natural looks best for my skin tone (as expected :p).

I was easily convinced so I walked out of the store with a new BB cream. It is priced at HKD 260 (around Php 1,300++ when converted), I inquired at Laneige in Trinoma and it’s around Php 1,700.

Related: Laneige White Plus Renew Bubble Cleanser review

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Benefits of mineral makeup

Two or three years ago, mineral makeup was all the hype. And even if I’m not a makeup person, I tried several products from Ellana, Venus & Mars and the pure mineral makeup from Pure Skin Cosmetics.

image taken from Google search

image taken from Google search

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Maybelline Hypersharp Liner – a review

Liquid eyeliners seem to be a must-have in everybody’s kikay kits these days. Maybe because liquid liners can instantly transform your eyes dramatically. I’m a fan of eyeliners and I use the pencil-types since college  (my version of an eye make-up consists of an eyeliner+mascara). On my recent Sasa escapades in Hong Kong, I was confused with all the varieties of liquid liners from Japanese brands, waterproof, etc…

One of the most affordable liquid liner I got is this Maybelline Hypersharp Liner in Intense Black.

Maybelline Hypersharp Liner bought in Sasa, HK

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Tony Moly Tony Tint in Red Apple – a review

My first lip and cheek tint is Bench’s Pretty When Pinched, it’s a purple color but gives off a reddish tint when applied on cheeks. Bench’s PWP has been in my kikay kit back in college. A few months back, I bought Pretty When Pinched again for old time’s sake but got disappointed because it’s not that pigmented and doesn’t have the staying power like their old formulation.

So I decided to try a new brand, this time with Tony Moly. I asked the SA for their lip and cheek tint and she gave this Tony Tint. It comes in two shades, Red Apple and Cherry Pink. Unfortunately, Cherry Pink is sold out. I bought the Red Apple for Php 278, I don’t have anything to compare with anyway.

I’ve been using this for months hence the beaten up packaging

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Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuchsia – a review

I’m still not over the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter craze that’s why I often visit Revlon whenever I’m at the health and beauty section. I was shopping with my Nanay one time and I convinced her to get her own Revlon lip butters as well. After trying out some shades, Nanay can’t find the color she likes, good thing the SA recommended to try on the Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks instead. I want her to have a pink lipstick because she already has plenty of red lippies, she finally zeroed in on Fuchsia…

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Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart – a review

I finally gave in to the hype among beauty bloggers, I bought my own tube of Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter. After all, the words “lip butter” is perfect for my extremely dry lips hence I gravitate towards lip balms more. A tube of Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter costs Php 525 at SM Department Store. Be prepared swatching because there are lots of colors to choose from, from peach, pink and red hues…

I don’t have a pink lipstick yet, and I’m perennially looking for my lips-but-better-shade of lipstick, so I picked up Sweet Tart among the bunch.

revlon colorburst lip butter sweet tart

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Sweet Tart

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Make-up noob

It’s ironic that I have this health and beauty blog and yet I am completely clueless about make-up. Well, I can use powder foundation, blush and lipstick. But I don’t have the talent to mix colors from an eyeshadow palette. I’m always on the go so I don’t have the time to apply make-up in the morning.  Even my hair is a wash-and-tie it type, I just wear it in a ponytail because I have no funds for a rebonding treatment yet. Another reason is that in this hot and humid weather, make-up will eventually melt in my face, lol! And re-application is such a hassle for me.

Upon reading other beauty blogs, I always admire their posts on their face-of-the-day (FOTD, EOTD), etc. It’s amazing how make-up enhances one’s beauty, it even transforms one’s face dramatically. So I came to think about learning some make-up basics. Besides, it’s never too late to learn new things. Thankfully, there are dozens of YouTube tutorials out there to have a capacitación en maquillaje professional. It’s spanish for “training in professional make-up”, =).

But for some people who are so serious about make-up, there are also plenty of make-up schools out there. And unlike before that the fee is expensive, there are a number of affordable sessions too, some are being conducted by up and coming make-up artists. It’s just you to decide on what course to take.

capacitación en maquillaje professional

Burt’s Bees Lip Balms – a review

I can’t get enough of lip balms, this time is a review for Burt’s Bees lip balms. I’ve been using Burt’s Bees lip balms for years now, this is the only product I keep coming back to take care of my lips because it works for me.

Burt's Bees Lip Balms

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Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color – a review

I’m not crazy about lipsticks and I can live with just one lipstick for a year, heck, I often find out that lipsticks in my kikay kit are expired already. But because of my dry lips, lip balms and lip tints are my bestfriends. Now for my latest discovery, Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color Fragrance-Free that I got in Sasa Hong Kong, but they’re also available in Watsons for Php 145.

Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color, Php 145

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Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm – a review

Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm ads and flyers caught my attention because I’m a sucker for natural looking lips or my-lips-but-better-shades. And the idea of long-wearing lip color is too hard to resist!

Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm in Frenzy

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