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Beauty, Lifestyle

Achieve great hair with Panasonic’s 4-in-1 Ion Hairstyler

I was born with naturally straight hair but somehow the almost-everyday-hair-tying in the gym, hair colouring, and harsh hairstyling (blowdrying, curling, and ironing) make my hair dry, brittle, frizzy, and wavy. Even on days when I just want to let my hair down, the frizziness annoys the hell out of me, and I end up almost always ironing or blowdrying it causing more damage to my hair.

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I was so psyched when Primer Philippines sent me the new Panasonic 4-in-1 Ion Hairstyler. It comes with four hairstyling tools which are blow brush, roller brush, slim roller brush, and a nozzle. The blow brush is great for hair straightening, roller brush for big waves, slim roller brush for smaller, beachy waves, and nozzle for general blowdrying. 

It’s easy to use and you can practically use it on either wet or dry hair! BEST.THING.EVER! This hairstyling tool won’t damage your hair because it emits ions which gives you smooth, shiny, damage-free and manageable hair. It’s lightweight, handy and definitely travel-friendly. You can now create a wide range of hairstyles in your own home. It’s super convenient to use, too; all you have to do is click and attach or click and detach the tools from the base.

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Panasonic’s 4-in-1 Ion Hairstyler comes in a standard box which includes four hairstyling tools and base. Its pink colour is so adorable and is perfect for us, girls and guys, too!  It has two heat/speed selection and comes with a 360 degrees swivel cord so it doesn’t tangle up during or after use. 

I love how perfect it is for women on the go – shower, towel dry your hair, and achieve salon-styled hair using the Panasonic Ion Hairstyler in minutes. Unlike normal blowdrying, which takes so much time to dry up your hair, Panasonic Ion Hairstyler cuts the drying time in half. So even if you’re in a rush, you can still use this and get beautiful hair! 

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Have you tried the new Panasonic Ionic Hairstyler yet? 🙂

Grab yours for P2,799 available at Abenson’s Glorietta, Ascott, Ayala Malls and SM City East Ortigas.

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First thoughts on Careline Better Than Basic Liquid Lipstick

Careline, a Filipino brand, has been in the beauty market for years. It’s Ever Bilena’s baby sister and targets the younger generation. It has definitely evolved to a cooler brand loved by today’s generation or what we know as millennials

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Careline’s newest lipstick collection called Better Than Basic are finally here! The lipstick line has twelve beautiful lipstick shades which include dark, sultry shades and of course, my-lips-but-better lippies. The whole list included in the collection are Semi Sweet, Gotta Go, Normcore, Glaze, Brick’d, Tutu, In Bloom, Pop, Dark Matter, Craving, Upper Hand, and Wall Flower. Photos of swatches were grabbed from Careline’s Instagram Account, @carelineph.

As much as I wanted to try all twelve shades, I just chose the three shades closest to my heart LOL and those were Gotta Go, Normcore and Tutu. Let’s talk about what I love about these lipsticks first. It is housed in a tube-type liquid lipstick container with a doe applicator. I love that it has a creamy texture yet gives a matte finish. It’s highly pigmented and lasts for 5-6 hours. I am also grateful that it doesn’t have an overpowering makeup scent but just a subtle whiff of vanilla. Thank God. 

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Gotta Go (warm nude)

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Normcore

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Tutu

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Now, the negatives about this lipstick – the doe applicator seems a little rough whenever I use it. It also dries quickly (not a bad thing) but I find it hard to blend and build up the lipstick. I feel like I have to redo everything because if I’ll just apply a second layer, I’ll just mess it up. 

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It is not the best liquid lipstick but I’d still go for it because of the colours and did I mention how affordable these lipsticks are – they’re less than P200! I suggest you guys get nude colours so the flakiness wouldn’t be so obvious when you apply it.

Careline’s Better Than Basic collection is available in Watsons and SM Beauty Department Stores.

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Beauty, Giveaway

Colourette’s Peach Purrfect Mineral Eyeshadow Palette Review

Colourette Cosmetics, known for their super pigmented cheek tints and matte lipsticks, recently launched their first eye shadow palette which is called the Peach Purrfect Mineral Eyeshadow Palette. It comes in a baby pink packaging and has ten beautiful eyeshadows – Rebel Heart, Nighty Night, On Top, Peach Please, Beyonce, Just Me, Glow Getter, Laters Baby, Get It and Not Today.

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These mineral eyeshadows are formulated with Vitamin E providing moisture to the skin around the eyes. And did you know that Colourette is cruelty-free? So that means no animals were harmed during makeup formulation. Double YES!

Honestly-speaking, it’s not as pigmented as I thought it would be. You need a few swipes to be able to see the eyeshadows’ pigments. I applied primer on my arm to let the colours pop. I expected a lot of fallouts but it created a few fallouts IRL (in real life). I appreciate the shades combined in one palette because they’re versatile. The palette contains two shimmery shades and eight matte shades. I also like the fact that the shimmery shades double as highlighter. It’s like getting two products in one palette. My favourite shades are Beyonce, Peach Please and Glow Getter because these shades are flexible and can be used from day to night. 

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Here are a few FOTDs using Colourette Cosmetics’ Peach Purrfect Mineral Eyeshadow Palette.

Look 1: Girl’s Night Out

First, I prepped my eyelid with a concealer then applied Just Me all over the lid. I chose On Top for my crease to create a depth then layered Nighty Night on the outer V for that smokey eye look. I also added a touch of Laters Baby for a shimmery effect and a dash of Just Me on my tear duct. Lastly, I applied On Top on my lower lashline to finish the look. Guys, don’t forget to blend! It’s the most important key in creating sultry eyes.

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Look 2: Subtle Peach Kitten

I ran out of eyeshadow primer so I used concealer to prep my lids. I used Just Me all over my lids then applied On Top mixed with Peach Please for my crease. I applied Beyonce to add a hint of shimmer. Finally, back to Peach Please for my lower lashline to finish this natural day look.

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Hurry up and get your own Colourette Palette on Lazada or www.colourette.com for only P999.00! 🙂

PS: Hi guys! I’ll be giving away a Colourette Peach Purrfect Eyeshadow Palette and Kelsey Cheek and Lip Oil to two lucky girls!

You know the drill, guys. Just follow these instructions 🙂

1. Repost this photo and tag two of your friends. (Don’t forget to use #itchyfeetwondersxcolourette)

2. Follow @_dianesalazar0289 and @colourette.cosmetics on Instagram.

3. Enter the raffle on my blog.

4. Open to PH residents only.

5. Don’t forget to share this blog post on Facebook.

5.Giveaway runs from September 21 to September 29, 2017.

6. I’ll be choosing one winner from the raffle and another winner from using #itchyfeetwondersxcolourette. The winner will be announced on September 29 at 1:00pm 🙂

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Beauty, Lifestyle

Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss Experience

My recent beach trips and out of the country escapades made my skin dull, tired and uneven. My skin’s calling out for help; even with sunblock, my skin go dried up because of too much sun exposure. I was so excited when Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss invited me to try their signature Red Light Collagen Therapy for the face and body. It consists of a four-step treatment that promises to whiten, even out the skin tone, and enhance the elasticity of the skin. 

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Last Monday, I had a very relaxing pamper session at Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss located at BGC Stopover. Upon entering, Glitter (what a cute name, right?), the front desk officer, greeted me with a warm smile and offered me something to drink. She also asked me to answer the customer’s questionnaire. The second page has a checklist of all your skin concerns and will be the basis of how long you’ll be inside the ray therapy machine.

Lab White treatment is one of the most effective programs in South Korea. The salon was well-lit and has a very inviting ambiance. It was really nice to chill at the receiving area complete with comfortable chairs. The salon has a minimal design and the all-white colour will make you feel relaxed already. There was also a shelf displaying their products in the area. 

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The treatment room includes a small changing area, prepping area, exfoliation room and the Suaviss Lab White R630 Collagen Machine. Before the treatment, I was asked to remove all my clothes, change into a disposable underwear and put on my bathrobe. Ate Jovy, my therapist, also asked me to remove my makeup and my contact lenses, too. Beauty Lab Whitening is well- prepared! Makeup remover and contact lens solution and case were provided in the room.

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Changing room

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Exfoliation Room

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Suaviss Lab White R630 Collagen Machine

I was asked to go to the exfoliation area where the four-step treatment took place. The first step was exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells. My therapist used a non-irritating exfoliant made of sugar cane extracts which has a powder-like texture making the skin extra soft sans the rough, salt-like friction of ordinary exfoliants. It almost felt like a massage oil. She proceeded to apply and (semi-massage) it all over my body. I was interviewing her at the beginning of the session but I eventually dozed off because it was that relaxing! After 20 minutes of exfoliating my whole body, she asked me to sit on the bed. She washed off the exfoliant and asked me to dry myself with the towel provided. The second step was applying the preconditioning ointment which has a strong whitening effect and improves skin tone. She slathered the ointment on my body making sure that it was applied evenly. She then asked me to step inside the R630 machine for 15 minutes. Don’t let the red lights intimidate you as it is UV-free and non-invasive. The ray therapy helps the exfoliant and ointment penetrate the skin to give you the softest skin you’ll ever have. It was definitely the highlight of the treatment for me. It was very comfortable as if I was in a sauna; complete with mp3 and a chair inside. After relaxing inside the therapy machine, Ate Jovy asked me to step out and go to the prepping area where she applied the post-conditioning ointment which helped seal the nutrients from the treatment. 

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Suaviss products

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I noticed a big improvement on my skin right after one session. My skin tone got lighter and my skin definitely felt softer and suppler. The whole process took 1 1/2 hours and I just felt incredibly amazing after. I can’t wait for my next session!

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If you guys wanna try their Red Collagen Therapy, you may check out their Instagram @beautylabwhiteningph. Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss is located at 3rd Floor, BGC Stopover, Taguig City. You may also contact them at 546-4601/0927-5120000.

Guys, use BLWDIANE10 when booking to avail 10% off on your treatment 🙂

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OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Manila Review

If there’s a makeup trend that I’m pretty sure will go on forever, that’ll be the  MLBB (My Lips But Better) lipstick shades. I think it’ll be a forever trend because it matches almost all types of makeup – colourful, smokey, natural. It also suits almost all types of skin tones. And yup, it suits almost every woman. 

Recently, Glamourbox together with OFRA Cosmetics created a nude matte lippie called Manila. It’s formulated to suit Filipinas. I have fair skin and so far, it also suits me. The packaging, like other long-lasting lipsticks, is in a transparent bottle with a doe applicator.  It has a creamy consistency with a vanilla, caramel scent. Guys, that OFRA scent always gets me! Promise. It’s like you’re applying dessert on your lips. It’s also super pigmented. One swipe is enough to coat your lips. It doesn’t dry out your lips unlike other matte lipsticks. But if you really have the driest lips ever, you can apply lip balm first, let it set for a few minutes then finally apply Manila. What I really like about this lipstick is that it stays almost all day sans lip primer. It stays on even after two full meals, two cups of coffee and few kissie smacks. 

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Lippie Tip: You can actually mix and match this nude lipstick with other colors. I tried mixing Manila with other OFRA lipsticks. I used Manila as base then topped it off with Laguna Beach, Mocha and Aries. I love how it can instantly glam up your look. Its flexible shade will definitely make your simple, casual look or smokey, sultry makeup stand out. 

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Manila with Laguna Beach

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Manila with Mocha

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Manila with Aries

The OFRA Long-Lasting Lipsticks are available for P850 on glamourbox.ph, BeautyMNL and Zalora

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Biorè Micellar Cleansing Water Oil Control Review

I love makeup so much! If only I can sleep with makeup on, I would. LOL. I’m just kidding, guys. Makeup is definitely enjoyable but when it’s time for a good night’s sleep, it’s also time to give your face some rest. A facial wash isn’t enough to remove the makeup and other junk my face has collected throughout the day so for the longest time, I’ve been using Bioré’s Makeup Remover Wipes but I’ve been also searching for a really good micellar water just to back up my makeup wipes and really remove my makeup. Good thing Bioré has come up with a new product called Bioré Micellar Water: Oil Control. My skin has really adapted to their makeup wipes so I’m 100% sure that their micellar water is effective, too.

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Bioré Micellar Water: Oil Control comes in a 300ml pump bottle. It gently removes all makeup including waterproof and sweat proof pencil and gel eyeliners and mascaras. It’s unscented and get this, it doesn’t only remove makeup but also the excess oil from your face. It cleanses and refreshes the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling. I used it after a night out with a heavy makeup on my face – primer, heavy foundation, concealer, contour, bronzer, eyeshadow, blush, waterproof eyeliner, mascara, residue of an eyelash glue, and finally, the dirt that I accumulated from the club. I soaked some cotton balls with Bioré Micellar Water: Oil Control and I was surprised how it dissolved my makeup instantly! I looked like a clown but it just shows how effective this cleanser is. It only took me 3-5 rounds before my makeup was completely gone! The best thing about it was I don’t have to tug around my eye area to remove my mascara and eyeyliner. Amazeballs, right? 

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I love this micellar water because it’s made for oily skin like mine. It completely and easily removes my makeup and bonus points for also removing excess oil, grease and dirt on my face. A 300ml bottle for just P460! What a deal, right? 

Don’t miss this product especially if you’re a heavy makeup user! It’s available at Watsons nationwide. You may also get it on BeautyMNL.com 🙂

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Happy Skin’s Eye Woke Up Like This

Recently, Happy Skin launched a new collection called Eye Woke Up Like This. Basically, the collection focuses on products for the eyes and eyebrows. The collection includes mascara, eyebrow pencil, eyelash curler, eyeshadow pen, tweezers, and even an instant makeup eraser. How cool is that, right?

I love Happy Skin’s beauty products because 1. they’re a local brand 2. their products are affordable yet effective 3.they have über cute packaging 4. they’re witty product names always get me. A few days after their launch, I bought some of their products – mascara, eyebrow pencil, and eyeshadow pen at Beauty Bar. Woot! These goodies are amazeballs, I swear!

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Eye Love View Too Microtip Eyebrow Pencil and Spoolie Duo in Natural Brown

Now I don’t have to buy an expensive eyebrow pencil because of this product! I have neither thick nor thin brows so I just use a pencil to fill some sparse areas on my brows. This really does wonders! I love that it comes with a spoolie to semi-prepare my brows before I fill them in. This 2-in-1 pencil/spoolie is 100% travel-friendly. I really do recommend this, guys. 

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At Long Lash Supercurl Waterproof Mascara

Have you guys heard? This mascara is bristle-free. Yass, bristle-free! I was a bit worried when I tried it for the first time because how on earth can you apply mascara with a bristle-free brush? I was surprised on how easy the application was. Coating my upper lashes was easy breezy but I had a hard time coating my lower lashes because the mascara has a runny consistency; it was messy to use for the lower lashes. 

This mascara is perfect for the upper lashes. It was able to give me a tightline even without actually having to tightline my upper waterline. It was also able to volumize my lashes and it really holds up the curl throughout the day.

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Say Eye Do Easy Eyeshadow Cushion Duo in Champagne and Espresso

I’ve been travelling lately and you know how hard it is to pack everything in a one suitcase, right? If I can only bring all my stuff at home, I would but it’s not practical. I bring an eyeshadow palette with me when I travel and of course, it makes my luggage heavier. Thank god for this eyeshadow duo! It’s very handy, lightweight yet super pigmented. I use champagne during daytime and add the espresso for sultry, sexier eyes for night-outs. It’s very easy to apply especially with the its cushion tips.Apply an eye primer just to make sure the eyeshadow lasts until nighttime. 

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Have you tried Happy Skin’s Eye Woke Up Like This Collection yet? What’s your favorite product? 🙂

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Europe Beauty Haul

Hi guys! I just got back from my one month Eurotrip and I have so many things to share! I went to see Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. With great sightseeing comes great shopping! LOL.I’m gonna start with the beauty products that I bought! I thought Sephora stores are abundant in Europe just like in the US but I was wrong! They only have few Sephora stores as in I’ve only seen one or two. They have their local version of Sephora though and big department stores such as KaDeWe and Galleries Lafayette, just like Rustan’s here, where they sell branded cosmetics and skincare products. 

Let’s get to my haul, shall we?

Giorgio Armani Silk Finish Foundation

I read many good reviews about this product. According to the articles I read online, it’s becoming a cult favourite amongst makeup artists and beauty bloggers. True enough, this product is wonderful! It comes in a pump bottle and has a light to medium coverage. I didn’t have a hard time looking for the perfect shade. I think this foundation suits most skin types – from Europeans to Asians. It has a runny consistency so be careful because it might spill. It’s super easy to blend and is 100% buildable. IMHO, this is an upgraded version of Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation. It stays on my face from morning until early evening –  8 hours max. I have to retouch a bit after. I love it because 1. It doesn’t have a smell 2. It’s super lightweight 3. It really gives a silky, smooth finish. But, yes there’s a but, I need a setting spray to make it last longer because I have an oily face. 

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NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm

This is my most awaited beauty product! NARS finally created a liquid version of their best-selling NARS blush. It comes in a handy dandy pump bottle. It’s hard to control the amount of the product, though. A pea-sized amount goes a long way. I just pump it as gently as I can. It’s highly pigmented and gives you natural rosy cheeks the entire day. There’s more shimmer in the powder blush and just an ample shimmer in this liquid blush. It has a semi-thick consistency. I just don’t like that the oil tends to go up the bottle. You have to shake it well before you use it.  Some beauty bloggers say that this liquid blush still looks good even if you apply it after you set your face. I haven’t tried it yet but I will give you guys an update if ever. I love that it doesn’t make your face cakey. Au Naturel.  

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Maybelline The Falsies Push Up in Angel

I have the local version of this mascara called The Falsies Push Up. In my previous blogpost, I gave the local version a 6/10. The Push Up in Angel comes with a wing brush which makes it easier to coat both upper and lower lashes. It volumizes my lashes – making it like I have plump lashes. It’s perfect for everyday use because it’s waterproof.It opens your eyes without exaggerating. Manila weather is a b*tch and it melts your makeup off but don’t worry, this mascara will not disappoint you. 

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Maybelline FitMe Poreless Matte Foundation

I thought that Maybelline Philippines is not going to release it here so I bought one in Paris. And then when I came home, they launched the FitMe line. LOL. I had a hard time finding the right shade because I can’t choose between 110 and 120. Hmm, maybe it’s because of the lighting in the store. 110 is lighter than my skin color and has a pink undertone while 120 is a darker shade with a yellow undertone. In the end I chose 120 because it’s the closest shade to my skin color. I tried this when I went to the Britney Spears’ concert and it stayed on my sweaty face! Yup, it did not melt sans setting spray. It has a creamy texture which is good because it’s not gonna run on your mixing palette. It’s easy to blend and is also buildable. It gives a medium to full coverage. It really gives off a matte finish and it really hides the pores. IMO, It’s a little too heavy to wear daily. Fun Fact: I don’t wear foundation everyday, I sometimes use concealer as my base. 

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The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer 

This bronzer comes in a little yellow package with a tropical beach girl. I like this bronzer because it has an intense color and a little swipe does wonders to the face! Since I have an oval-shaped face, I swipe at the apple of my cheeks and sweep towards my temples. I seldom use bronzer because the contour I do at the start of my makeup routine is enough for me. I only use bronzer if 1. I get sun-kissed because of a beach trip 2. if I want to add more color on my face. 

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Have you guys tried any of these products? Share your thoughts below 🙂

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Glossier Haul

Glossier is a US-based cosmetics. They also have TDF skincare products. Their products are affordable yet effective. Their products became cult favorites instantly. The most talked about Glossier product is their newest cheek stain called Cloud Paint. Hollywood makeup artists used it to the A listers such as Rashida Jones, Chrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon and Allison Williams in the recently concluded Oscars. I got really intrigued and I wanted to try them out! Unfortunately they don’t ship in the Philippines so when my friend went to the States, I immediately bought stuff online and had them shipped to her address there. Here are my Glossier Haul!

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Rose Balm Dotcom

Basically, it’s a lip balm which moisturises, protects and heals lips. It has a rose stain which subtly colors the lips. I love that it smells like roses, too! It’s a little bit sticky so make sure to put just the right amount on your lips. It seals moisture on your lips especially in this hot and humid Manila weather. 

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Cloud Paint in Haze and Puff

This is my new favourite tint! It comes in a girly coloured tube. It’s highly pigmented – a little tint goes a long way. I love how it gives you that perfect natural glow. It makes you have that I-just-finished-my-workout flush. It’s not sticky and doesn’t leave a stain on your fingers. I also use it as lip stain.  Haze has a darker tint while Puff is lighter. If you have fair skin, I suggest you use Haze so you’ll have a cheekier flush. 

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Glossier Matte Lipstick- Generation G in Like and Cake

I got excited because like who doesn’t get excited with lippies?! so I bought two shades. Sadly, they say it’s matte but it’s not matte enough for me. It’s more of a sheer, glossy lippie. It’s not a great lipstick but more on a lip tint. It definitely has a lower color payoff than most lipsticks. It gives a subtle, natural lip color. 

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I also made an amateur Glossier video! Check it out <3

Glossier is available at glossier.com but lucky you, it’s now available at BeautyMNL! Go check it out guys.

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Happy Skin x Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Liquid Matte Lipstick Review

Tale as old as time

Song as old as rhyme

Beauty and the Beast

fullsizerender-222 Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie ever and Belle has been and always will be my favourite princess amongst all of the beautiful Disney princesses. I remember when I was in grade school, I memorised the theme song whole-heartedly and repeatedly sung it for two months. I got LSS when I first heard it and yup, it got stuck with me. I bet I annoyed some of my classmates back then. LOL.

I’m pretty sure you’ve seen the movie adaptation of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. I think Emma Watson portrays Belle perfectly. Her very pretty face suits the character well. She has an almost flawless skin! Don’t you think her makeup is perfect as well? It’s very natural and simple but the makeup makes Belle’s character glow. We can now have a Beauty and the Beast feel thanks to Happy Skin x Disney’s Beauty and the Beast limited edition liquid matte lipstick.

fullsizerender-223 fullsizerender-225I got the liquid lipstick only but you may opt to buy the set complete with the lip liner. The acrylic tube complete with Beauty and the Beast design makes it more adorable. Just like other lipsticks from Happy Skin, the Beauty and the Beast liquid matte lipstick quickly dries upon application but doesn’t dry out your lips. It gives you a perfect matte finish and you need not to reapply even after three meals. 

fullsizerender-224I love that it’s another MLBB shade. It’s a dusky rose shade which makes it perfect for everyday use. You can definitely use this whether you’re in the office or going to a party.

You can get yours at Happy Skin stores, Zalora and Beauty Bar. 

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St. Joan and Earth and Eve Products Review

In this chemically-infested world, people are getting smarter with the products they use. They now choose a healthier lifestyle and most of them including me are switching to organic products- food, household items and yes, even makeup. Two years ago, I introduced myself to organic food when I was trying to lose weight. I usually go to Healthy Options for my weekly grocery; I’ve tried Quinoa, vegan chips and yup, gluten-free chocolate bars and gummy bears. Anyway, I remember browsing at the organic makeup section at Healthy Options and I thought, hmm, does this really work? Will the effects be the same just as the normal makeup? I grabbed a cheek stain and I fell in love with organic items since then. 

I was excited when St. Joan and Earth & Eve, an online brand which sells beauty items made from natural ingredients, sent some of their products for me to try. I received a small but cute lip pouch in bright pink. Inside were two variants of their 8 hour cream blush and a lip and cheek stain.

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8 hour Lip and Cheek Stain in Scarlet Berry

When I was in grade school, I used to eat LIPPS candy just to have natural-looking red lips. I’m sure you guys have tried it, too. Now, I don’t have to do it anymore. Thank God for this lip stain!

The 8 hour lip and cheek stain is packaged in a roll-on spill-proof bottle. It smells like strawberries and it tastes like cherries, too! The color payoff is wonderful and it’s easy to apply. It’s a little bit runny and all you need is one light application to achieve that natural-looking red lips. Scarlet Berry is a cherry red shade. It’s not too bright nor too vampy. The color faints off after one meal, but you can reapply whenever you want.

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8 hour Cream Blush in Natural Rosy and Sweet Pink

This blush comes in a small transparent pot. It’s so handy and it will definitely fit inside your makeup kit or your everyday purse. I love that it has a smooth and creamy texture. It’s highly pigmented and is very buildable. It will really give you an instant glow. I’m definitely sure that it’s a good buy because it lasts all day. I’m not sure if it’s waterproof but I will update you guys when I use it for my upcoming beach trip. 

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I swatched both natural rosy and sweet pink. Natural rosy is a burnt red shade while sweet pink is a bright pink shade. I love natural rosy more because it suits me better.   It’s like I have natural rosy cheeks. Sweet pink, on the other hand, suits super fair-skinned girls. 

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Natural Rosy

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Natural Rosy

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Sweet Pink

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Sweet Pink

If you want to try these wonderful products, you may do so by ordering from St. Joan on Instagram @stjoancares.

Have you guys tried any organic makeup or beauty products? Share your thoughts below. 🙂

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Maybelline’s Powder Matte Lipstick Review & Swatches

I’m sure you have a favourite go-to lipstick. The kind of lipstick that you can use from day to night or that lipstick which can help transform your look from simple to elegant instantly. If you’re looking for a lightweight, no stickiness, hydrating matte-finish lipstick, you’re lucky because Maybelline recently launched their newest lipstick collection called Powder Matte Lipstick. It’s their most lightweight matte lipstick. It comes in fifteen, yes fifteen, shades! The collection focuses on nudes, pinks and reds.

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Pinks:

Mauve It Up

  • dupe for MAC’s Pink Nouveau
  • cotton candy pink think of Betty Cooper’s lipstick 

Pink Shot

  • hot pink
  • dupe for MAC’s Candy Yumyum

Up To Date

  • perfect crossbreed of red and pink

Fuchsia Flash

  • deep, bright pink

Pink Potion

  • raspberry pink

Technically Pink

  • barbie pink

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Reds:

Cherry Chic

  • subtle red 
  • not too bright, not too dark

Noir Red

  • sangria red with a subtle hint of penny brown

Plum Perfection

  • a sexy, garnet red

Red-dy red

  • vibrant orange-y red

Get Red-dy

  • dupe for MAC’s Ruby Woo
  • bright red

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Nudes:

Touch of Nude

  • perfect MLBB
  • taupe-like nude

Barely There

  • pinkish nude

Make Me Blush

  • salmon pink with a hint of apricot peach

Nude Illusion

  • pale pink

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It has a silky smooth powdery finish and is perfect for all skin types. It’s also creamy and highly pigmented. It’s as if you’re applying butter on your lips then dries into a matte finish. It stays all day long and lasts after two meals. I love how it sticks on the lips. It doesn’t get messy when you remove it. 

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I personally love Plum Perfection, although, I think they should’ve made it darker. For the pinks, I’m really into Mauve It Up because I’m addicted to Riverdale and I love how it mimics Betty Cooper’s lipstick shade. Lastly, Make Me Blush for the nudes because it’s on the MLBB shade but bright enough to lighten up the face. 

Have you tried the new Maybelline Powder Matte Lipsticks? Which one is your favourite? 

PS: BeautyMNL and Watsons are having an introductory sale for these lovelies. Get yours now at P199 only!