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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!!

Green Tea with Lemon

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I am in the office right now while making this post. Unlike my officemates who would prefer coffee, I go for Green Tea.

Today I made one with a twist.

 

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I used Lipton’s Green tea, I took one tea bag out and dipped in hot water. And added some lemon juice!:)

It tastes refreshing plus the lemon juice added some punch! I might do this from now on. And I searched online and found out that adding lemon juice to the green tea increases the tea’s power by 80% more antioxidants! ย Green tea comes from the plantย Camellia sinensis. It improves mental alertness and thinking! So much better than coffee (i think!)

Try it!!

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The use lemon, I still have the other half which i’ll be using this afternoon. And the Green Tea bag which I can also still use this afternoon.

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a nice day!

For the love of…cakes!

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The other day when I took my boys out, I made it a point that we go grab some cakes at Cakes & Cupcakes.

I just can’t help it. It’s like a lifeline of my existence (ok a bit exaggerating here) But yes, I need to eat cake even ย once a week! My ultimate comfort food ๐Ÿ˜€

I am not sure the name of this cake. I mean usually when we go to pastry shop they would put some labels near the cake so we will know what kind of cake that is. It was JJ who chose this cake. I guess he was attracted to pink lol.

 

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I have to admit I love how pink it is with the frosting on top. It looks so girlie lol.

The verdict? It was so so, I mean it was not that bad but the taste doesn’t stand out too. Will i buy it again? Probably not. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It’s not even average.

 

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This was the slice of cake I ordered. What I love about it was it was chocolate. The whole cake was moist (Thank God! If it wasn’t it would be one of those epic fail cakes) It was simple yet right on the spot for me.

Verdict? I’ll buy this again ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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.