Category Archives: Beauty Stuff

Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Lipstick – Nude Perfection

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For some months now, I have been wanting to get myself a lipstick in NUDE. Since I am lazy to go to the mall and find one, I would often look at Avon brochures. They do have great shades of lipsticks but sometimes they ran out of stock.

I got lucky when someone gave me a lipstick the other day and its in NUDE!!

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Even though our situation here in Zamboanga is still very depressing, I am glad for this little break.

Went home and opened it immediately! See pictures below ๐Ÿ™‚

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The box ๐Ÿ™‚

It says, Ultra Moisture Rich ( I do have to agree, as it is doesn’t make my lips dry, it stays hydrated and doesn’t feel greasy too.)

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The inside. Well, as you can see, it is really nude. I love it, it is simple yet feels classic.

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The shade, for some reasons, I can’t get a good lighting. But since it is really nude, it’s barely there yet it is there. (don’t know if that sounds right)

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I even changed location lol but i don’t know if it gets any better. Anyways, that is its shade and I am raving about it.

But sad to say, I haven’t used it yet formally, just trying it out. Probably when things get a little better here in my place.

This is something I will look forward to. I am also sorry if this doesn’t sound much coherent, probably to many bomb and mortar explosions, my brain is a little rattled.

๐Ÿ™‚ but nonetheless, thank you for the lipstick! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Avon Pressed Powder and BB Cream

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Like I have said I was never into beauty stuff, just lately when I feel like trying out things.

So for this week, I purchased two beauty stuff and essential products if you want to look and feel nice ๐Ÿ˜€

AVON Ideal Oil Control Pressed Powder

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Before anyone ask me why Avon again, See, Avon comes to me. I have lots of friends offering this product. ๐Ÿ™‚

Description: Absorb Oil and Get rid of Shine. A clean, shine free finish is never so easy. This silky smooth powder covers blemishes and skin imperfections, providing a transparent, and shine free finish.

Suitable for every day use.

Verdict: I love it as my skin is indeed oily. ๐Ÿ˜€ Plus it says it contains SPF 17 ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually tried it today and I like it because even when I sweat I don’t look like I have flour splattered on my face.

Avon Skin Goodness BB Cream

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The second product I paired with the above product was this BB Cream. Honestly, this was the first time I used a BB Cream. I swear, I don’t know what this is for! I know what a concealer is but I didn’t know what a BB Cream is but they both look alike. I texted my friend Donna (check out her blog –ย http://keepcalmandbeautify.blogspot.com/ย for beauty product reviews) and she told me that BB Cream was popularized by the Koreans. (Plus Koreans look like they have wonderful skin, glowing skin) So that was a bit of educational for me. hehe.

I tried it today too. After showering, I moisturized (I used Pond’s Day Cream and Olay’s Moisurizer – hey I don’t have a post about this two yet ๐Ÿ™‚ hmmm) So after moisturizing, I took the BB Cream and applied it and see what it feels like. Then I used the pressed powder. I do love it because my face doesn’t feel heavy.

Description: New Skin Goodness Whitening BB Cream. The Silky Smooth formula feel breathable, and lightweight on skin. Enriched with extract of Orange Blossoms and billions of water molecules, instantly refresh your skin to be hydrated and fairer.

Verdict: I love it too. With concealer, I always feel like I have this big cake junk on my face, that was splattered on my face that it feels so heavy. But with BB Cream, I don’t feel anything at all. But when i looked at my face in the mirror, it looks glowing. It helps for someone like me who only get like 4 hours sleep everyday. And I know sleeping late is really bad for the skin plus I have water problems – I am lazy when drinking water which I am planning on changing that too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I will definitely keep using this and i’ll see if it has more positive effects.

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the box for the pressed powder ๐Ÿ™‚

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the color of the BB Cream which I believe is the right color for my skin tone. what do you think?

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Me, after applying those two. I am not sure if you can see the difference lol.

Sorry for the background my kids thought that the wall was a great canvass for trying out their art skills. ๐Ÿ˜€ they could pass as hieroglyphics right? hehe!

Happy Weekend!!

My nails and it’s current colors!

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My current nail colors! ย My phone just sucks. I mean from the picture it turned BLUE but I tell you the color is VIOLET/PURPLE and Pink! ๐Ÿ™‚

I bought these nail polish, the brand is RAIN for only 13.00!!!! How cheap is t hat? So I couldn’t wait to use both, I mean if i’ll use the pink one this week and then the purple one the following week, I don’t think I can wait that long! ๐Ÿ˜€ So what I did was alternate the two. And I love it!!

Plus I feel relaxed today:)

Bloody hell..

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This post shows how uncreative I am when it comes to nails, nail polish and all sorts of it.

But my kid’s were the one who did this…

 

err.. ok ok no need to lie :O

this is all my fault and it looked like some kid’s art paint, splashed…looked like blood – a mess lol.

see it for yourself.

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see? a bloody mess! I tried to make sort of a design but it end up looking like i killed somebody and the blood is stuck on my finger nails…or something.ย  i don’t know how else to describe it. lol.

the worse part was that I don’t have anything to remove the nail polish. ran out of acetone.

Pink Week: A Catch up – 2 items!

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Ok so i was absent for two (or was it three?) days, some personal reasons.

 

So in order to catch up I will be sharing two pink items I have with me today. and no it isn’t a clothing or a shoe..or undies lol..but

behold, i did forget that i have these:

 

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Yes! I have two pink items. A pink vintage lipstick and a Nichido 3-in-1 lube.(or stick?!)

 

 

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Yes A vintage pink lipstick that I have with me or in my purse which i did neglect to use till now! It’s from AVON still. What i love about it is, it’s smooth, my lips doesn’t go dry and I love its girlie pink color. I feel young using it. (but i am young lol)

 

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This is the Nichido lube (or stick?!) that I have. I rave this product…

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It’s color is called South Beach. I love how it is packaged, look cute and elegant. This was given by my husband’s sister -in-law. She asked her husband to buy this for her in SM Cagayan. She told me this costs around 200+ (if my memory is right) and luckily that day it was on sale. She told her husband to buy her five of that in different shade. but well.. you know men her husband bought her 15 (15!!!!!) of that in ONE shade. LOL.ย  It was only 89 pesos -sale price! So her husband bought her that many hahaha! I was even kidding her, she could put it all day and night long and she will still have a LOT of it.

So she gave me two of them (I gave one to my best friend, Donna, who i know will be reading this blog later tonight yey!).

 

What I love about Nichodo’s South Beach is the color is just right for me. Not toooo bright for a blush on and not tooo light as if it isn’t there ( i mean if it is barely there what is the point of using a blush on right??) Plus what i love about it is it glitters – not tooo glittery you look like wh*re lol or someone whose kid put glitters on the face but just the right amount of glitter twinkling thingie..lol that you won’t be embarrassed using it during office hours. So yes it looks nice and elegant too. It is 3in1 therefore it can be used as lip gloss / lip color which i barely do because it easily fades away when put in the lips.. but when on the lips it looks like a nude lip color and not as pink.. unlike when used as a blush it gives the right amount of blush.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ and last it can be used as an eye shadow color which I also do not use.

For some reasons I don’t like PINK or any color in its tint (or shade?) of pink on my eye lids…eye shadow. I feel like a kid who played with make up when I have it on..or i feel like someone punched me on the face same with a violet eye shadow lol I am comfortable with a bronze,brown,gray and black but not pink on the eyeshadow…

or on the second thought, i just probably DON’T KNOW HOW TO APPLY it properly. whatyathink?

 

anyways, that’s it for now. anyone tried those products i used? Who raves Nichido here? I would love to try their other products. I also searched for it only and the ingredients or materials used for Nichido is very safe, like organic thingie..it won’t harm our skin or our face too!

 

To shave or not to shave?

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And I am referring to the legs and other visual parts of our body.

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A few years back – even in college, I never really bothered with this. I mean I do have nice legs if I say so myself and its not hairy even. Its just very thin and smooth.

but motherhood changed all that. i don’t know if it has something to do with my hormones going berserk when i gave birth lol but i never really liked my legs after giving birth! so to follow suit (friends who do shave) the following are products I have tried..for leg shaving ๐Ÿ™‚

 

1. Aromacology’s cold wax

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Description: An easy to use, no heat required wax to remove unwanted hair on arms and legs. 99% botanical-based made up mainly of sucrose and glucose; making it a safe choice for unwanted hair removal. It is less messy and doesnโ€™t leave much wax after application. Whatโ€™s more, it is cost-efficient because you can just use a sub-20 bond paper to use as a wax strip/cloth. Keeps your skin smooth up to three weeks.
Usage: Apply a thin layer of cold wax on desired area where hair is to be removed. Cover with paper or cloth for about 5 seconds and pull vigorously. Afterward, clean the skin with aย cold moist towel to remove excess wax.

My Experience: applying it can be hard. Even with the use of a spatula, it can be very very sticky. Lol. With my long legs, it was tiring to apply it. Probably this would be nice on a smaller area but with larger area, it can be difficult. What i like about it though is the smell, of course its from beewax so its organic and it smells sweet. But applying it and putting a piece of paper or cloth and have to pull it alone – CAN BE VERY PAINFUL. It’s like torturing yourself.
I even had to ask my husband’s help in pulling the paper- he can do it fast. As for the result, satisfying especially if you leave the paper for quite sometime and you allow the hair to stick to the paper. The application part was just tiring.

 

2. GLAM hair removal cream

I purchased this from Watsons. Together with their GLAM pore strips (which i love too!)

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(Sorry for the small picture-just from google, wasn’t able to take a picture of the one I purchased from Watsons)

I don’t have full description of this, but what I love about it is that it has Aloe vera extract, it does not leave you skin dry. High recommended plus they also have a product, Glam Soothing Lotion which you can use AFTER you use the hair removal cream. You just apply the cream and can wash it off – like Veet (see next) It also comes in strips.

 

3. Veet Hair Removal Cream

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This one I tried only once, it can be expensive on my part. So I stick to GLAM. Anyways, Veet – it WORKS.

Veet’s cream dissolves rather than cuts hair, so unwanted hair takes longer to grow back than with shaving, and there’s no stubbly feel to regrowth.

Plus our gentle formulas leave your skin silky smooth, sexy and ready for anything.

Uncap the magic of Veetยฎ 3 Minute Hair Removal Cream and you’re soon out the door – smooth and stress-free.

Pack Contents

  • 1 x 100ml tube
  • 1 “Perfect Touch” Spatula
  • Available in sizes 100ml, 200ml and 400ml pump

Working Time

  • 3 Minutes

Lotus Milk and Jasmine to hydrate normal skin

Ingredients: Lotus milk for silky smooth hydration

Jasmine with a sweet scent.

 

That’s why I love it. Will definitely save for Veet this time around.

 

So that’s it – just sharing three products I’ve tried. ๐Ÿ™‚ would love to take a picture of my legs though to show you that it worked but I still don’t have that courage hahaha!

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and yeah, I also tried using just plain RAZOR but I always nip myself and I get cuts by the knee and I don’t like it and I have to have every other day.