What: St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer
Where to buy: Watsons and Department Stores
Price: P249 / 283g
I wasn't into liquid makeup until I found Maybelline's Dream Satin Liquid Foundation. It is one of BeautyMNL's Best 40 Reviewed Products so I just had to try if it'll change my mind about using liquid foundation on a daily basis.
Air Whipped Liquid Foundation
Our unique air - soft formula provides poreless, satin - smooth looking skin. Extraordinary coverage that does not clog pores. Long lasting and moisturizing all day.
What: Eskinol Pure Cucumber Extract
Where to buy: Drug Store and Department Store
Price: P75.00 - P86.00 / 225ml
- Removes deep seated dirt, excess oil and makeup with Micro - cleanse and Anti - bacterial Formula.
- With pure cucumber extract to help refresh skin.
- With water minerals to help replenish moisture.
What: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Where to Buy: Watsons and Mercury Drug
Price: P1,535.00 / 591ml (20FL OZ)
This gentle, soap - free cleanser was originally formulated for dermatologists, specifically for everyday cleansing of even the most sensitive skin.
Let me tell something about my blogging history:
I have been blogging for around ten years and changed hosts from yahoo, to blogger and currently, weebly. Instead of rebranding my longest running blog of five years, I decided to start over again but this time, I'm more committed than I used to be.
I'm really happy to have found a community that inspire and challenge me to get out of my shell and explore my talent to my limit. I'm not as big as everyone else and still have a lot to learn but here are two practical advice I want to share to whoever is reading this:
What: The Face Shop Collagen Water Firming Moisture Mist
Where to buy: The Face Shop Boutique
Price P450 / 80ml bottle
My closet is a huge mess. I usually wear the same thing specially on casual days and that makes me feel like I don't have enough clothes. Then again, when I open it, it's like everything is gonna fall on me.
Here's a guideline to purging you're own closet:
1. Segregate your clothes.
As to season:
I live in a tropical country so it's either sunny or rainy. The thing about the weather these days is that it's rainy in the morning, sunny during mid-day and then it'll start raining again at around 5:00pm so I have to keep both in my tiny closet. Then again, if you know you wont be needing it in a few months, you might want to keep it in your storage.
As to purpose:
Separate clothes that you use for work, for a casual day out, parties and of course at home. Most of the tops I got rid of are worn out shirts I wear at home.
2. Try it on.
Wear your clothes to separate what fits from what doesn't. A size 6 on one brand may be a size 8 on another.
Bobbie Nails have released the Bloom Collection for summer. It’s composed six nail polishes: Azalea, Carnation, Dahlia, Layla, Peony, and Petunia. As to finish, it’s a combination of a regular nail polish, two glitters, two holographic and one that seemed metallic from the bottle but is actually foil when you swatch it.
What: Bobbie Nails Bloom Collection
Where to buy: Watsons and SM Department Stores
Price: P60 per bottle
1. Being early.
You don't just wake up early, get up early. I don't live in the metro but I'm still working in the city. Jeepneys are scarce during peak hours and traffic will be heavy so I have to leave the house an hour and a half before if I want to get to work on time.
I can still remember choosing between sleeping in for another thirty minutes, having breakfast and getting my makeup done and until now, I'm still choosing the first.
I prefer to clock in thirty minutes before work starts. That way I can eat breakfast with a fresh face on without worrying about being late.
2. Gear up for the weather.
Instagrammable OOTD's take time to prepare and easily ruined with a sudden change in weather specially if you're a commuter.
I'm soaking wet yesterday because of the heavy rain fall. Even my shoes were squishy on the inside because I had to walk through a flooded street to get to work. By mid-day, it was scorching hot. Now, the overcoat that saved me from getting wet in the morning is a burden resting at the back of my office seat or in my arm on the way home.
Nail Art Stamping is one fast way of getting an intricately designed mani-pedi but honestly, it's not as easy as the instagram videos show.
Here's a list of things to be prepared with if you want to do it yourself:
If you don't like seeing nail paints all over your table, make sure to have a placemat or at least scratch paper before you start. Personally, I prefer scratch papers because you can simply crumple it with the rest of the cotton balls you used and throw it out.
Choose rubber stamps that are transparent and aren't too curvey. It's easier to work with specially if you want to layer the same design but with different colors.
The first time I used mascara, I didn't have a good experience to a point that I would never want to use one again.
So what changed my mind?
What: BYS Waterproof Mascara (15ml)
Where to buy: Watsons, SM Department Store, and Zalora.ph
1. Feeling the Earthquake
It's not like the bell ringing and waking you from a power nap. I'm awake when it happened but I didn't feel it until I stopped from what I'm doing. You may be too busy to care or you're just tired and dizzy but it pays to stop when you feel like the letters on the monitor are moving just to check.
2. Ringing the Bell
Hit the damn bell! It's not gonna ring on its own because the earth is moving. I'm aware that there are assigned personnel to do that but what if they're just as busy as we are and didn't notice? Should we sound the alarm ourselves? Honestly? No.
During the drill, the bell was the earthquake and we leave the building when it stops. In actual, the bell rang a few seconds after the earthquake and walked out of the building after it stopped. Now that's confusing.
The others who are in probation like I am are transferring in our college to graduate, no offense, but I don't want to do that.
I don't want my bosses to be my professors. Seriously, who wants that?
How can I openly write my paper and express my opinion base on my job if that includes scrutinizing and emphasizing their incompetencies and then presenting it to the whole class, people I'm working with, and my professor, my boss. I'm already feeling suffocated for working twelve hours, four times a week for the past three years of my life. I don't want to spend another day with them.
Well, let's just say it's much better than the last time. We had Financial Management in the morning and I feel confident with my answer. Then again, it's the kind of subject that I'm pretty careless with so I'm a bit worried my answers would turn out wrong because of a missed detail.
Lunch break. This time, I actually tasted my food. I'm not worried with whatever question Operations Management would throw at me although I only finished three chapters of it.
Exam came and there were only three questions. It was mostly situational analysis. There's nothing exactly right or wrong with your answer. It's a matter of defending your decision with the support of related literature. Sounds easy but if you're not well read or your're not intricate in essay writing (like I am, unfortunately) it's worrisome.
#kilayislife for most women as it frames their face. Personally, I can do without foundation, blush, lipstick, etc but never a well shaped eyebrows. Currently, I'm using the Eyebrow Kit from BYS in 02, Pow Brows.
What: BYS Eyebrow Kit in 02 (Pow Brows)
Where to buy: Watsons and SM Department Stores
How to Use:
Use the wax to shape and prep the brows. Apply the powder to fill in sparse areas and lock brows in place. Blend powder to create perfect custom shade.
Due to typhoon Goryo, the comprehensive examination of UPDEPO and Clark have been postoponed to August 5. I have mix emotions when I heard the news. We're not really in the center of the typhoon but it has been raining non stop .
At some point we were expecting it because classes and even work in Olongapo and SBMA have been suspended since Wednesday because of heavy rainfall and flooding on low lying areas and even the main road. The water subsides when the rain stops and back again when it pours. Families and establishement owners are also on the watch ready to pack and move out or move up if the watee enters their home. This is what you do if you live in the city.
If there's anything I'm grateful for this month in my beauty finds, it'll be discovering Bioré Cleansing Oil. I've been having trouble with my skin recently so I decided to change my routine for combination skin and my search has suggested the use of cleansing oils. However, I'm on a budget and the most affordable oil based cleanser I could find is Bioré's.
What: Bioré Cleansing Oil
Where to buy: Watsons; BeautyMNL
o answer the essay, we need to solve the problem first because that will be the basis of our opinion. I didn't have difficulty solving for the problems but the essays were the worst. Well, everybody's got their own weaknesses and essay writing happens to be mine. It took me more time to organize and finalize my thoughts than actually solving it.
I had a lot for lunch but I didn't appreciate how it tasted. It's like my plate was suddenly empty and I don't know where the food went.
In the afternoon, we had Marketing Management. Up until the exam, I was confident because I finished studying it. Before the exam was distributed, the proctor mentioned that there were only four questions. So I asked how many pages? I was hoping it was a company case analysis hence the number of questions, but NO. It was mostly identification and one very short case analysis that only focused on pricing model. I studied twenty-two chapters but the first question is not on the reference text and the other is close to becoming a footnote which I didn't bother memorizing. Yeah, that part I really regret.
We all felt hungry after the exam and decided to eat before going home. Me and my friends ended the day with pasta, coffee, cake and a lot of chatting and drama.
We still have two more subjects left to take this Saturday and I'm hoping I could do better to make up for my loss in Marketing. I'll update soon.
Hello my lovely readers. I have recently joined a 100 day blogging challenge on a facebook group I'm a member of. It was difficult to cope up at the moment since I have to work and prepare for the upcoming exam but I wanted to share two videos I found online.am but I wanted to share two videos I found online.
Part of the challenge is to do a vlog which, as of the moment, I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to do but I wanna try anyway. I make youtube videos for nail art but the set-up I have is so simple and I only use a lamp for lighting so when I tried filming a vlog, it didn't turn out good. Mostly because it was dark. I moved my table by the window for natural lighting but I typically work 12 hours a day so the sun will be gone by the time I get home to film.
I searched for filming set-ups but most of what came out where the glamorous and expensive ones by already popular youtubers. These two I came accross by chance and thought it deserve more views than it get so I'm writing this post to share them.
The last time we visited Quiapo Church, we went to Wellmanson and that's were I found this paddle makeup brush set. I already took it out of the box since it's generic and most of the times Quiapo and Divisoria brushes have the similar quality anyway. The set includes five brushes, an egg shape sponge and a brush cleaner.
What: Paddle Makeup Brush Set
Where to buy: Wellmanson, Quiapo, Manila
I've been so curious about these paddle brushes since it first came out and it is easy to find at the mall but I cannot afford to pay a thousand or more for a single brush. Not even three hundred per piece for something that may be similar in quality with those from Quiapo or Divisoria.