Archive | August, 2013

Why I Haven’t Been Posting Lately

30 Aug

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, Mommy duties came in the way and of course, the chores that piled up.

Well, my little girl started her school just last week. She is not enrolled regularly yet; she is just in a trial period and I go with her during her school days. I wake up early to prepare breakfast for hubby and I and when hubby leaves for work, that’s the time I wake up the little one. There were days when she wants to stay in bed and I let her because I don’t want her to feel pressured or anything. I want her to think that she goes to school because “Learning is fun”. Forcing her to go to school will somehow discourage her and make her think that school is a chore.

We go home around noon and we eat lunch at home. I read her books then she falls asleep. She naps daily for 2-3 hours and only then can I do my other chores. When she wakes up, we do things together — she helps me cook dinner, she answers activities I made for her, she does arts and crafts with me, etc.

So there, what I’m saying is that I am managing my time in a manner where I can do all my responsibilities well.

Too Cool for School BB Foundation | Very Handy for Girls on the Go

23 Aug

Too Cool for School is a new Korean brand which recently launched here in the Philippines. Thankfully, BDJ Box had included it in the last July BDJ Box.

I fancy the cute packaging — it’s almost like that of Etude House’s. I think it has a long brand name but hey, with its acronym, TCFS — I think it is fine.

Product Description

The travel-sized version is perfect for girls always on the go, as this BB Cream quickly covers all skin imperfections for a natural, flawless skin! It has SPF 37 PA++, so you’re always protected wherever you go.

Too Cool for School BB Foundation

I haven’t been to any of the two stores they recently opened (SM Mall of Asia and SM North Edsa) so I don’t have any idea if this BB Foundation has other shades or other variants. The one I got is the sample size, 219php, which I think will last me months because I don’t need to put a plenty amount to cover the whole face. The packaging is very convenient and can fit the smallest kikay kit.

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AVON True Color Eye Shadow Quad in Purple Pop | Elegance in 1-2-3-4

20 Aug

I got this full size sample from the Special Edition Avon Glamourbox I got last July. Though I am not into eyeshadows, I think this eyeshadow is a big help for me to try different looks with.


Avon has this standard sleek black packaging that has the AVON logo embedded in front. It looks nice but I think the packaging is not that sturdy. It is a bit bulky if you’re going to bring this with you anywhere. But this bulkiness is somewhat because of the big mirror and the brushes included in it.

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Revlon Photoready Kajal Intense Eyeliner + Brightener in Purple Reign | One of the Best I’ve Tried

12 Aug

Thanks to BDJ Box, I got to try another new product. Revlon Photoready Kajal Intense Eyeliner + Brightener in Purple Reign was included in my June BDJ Box.

I love eyeliners so much especially black and white ones. Getting this one in full size made me happy! It is one of those products that I was looking forward to using.

Product Description

Intensify and Highlight for a Smoldering Look 

Get multiple on-trend looks with one dual ended pencil. The dark end’s rich color gives you an intense, bold look. The light end brightens and opens up the eyes. Use both ends together for an on-trend, smoldering look. Available in 4 exotic colors with complementary highlighting shades.

Revlon Photoready Kajal Intense Eyeliner + Brightener in Purple Reign

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Krave Mineral Concealer | My First Concealer

12 Aug

This was my very first concealer! “Was” because as of this writing, I do not have this anymore. I gave this away since I don’t use it often and because I am a newbie in concealer, I find it a bit hard to use. I took notes about my experience with this before I gave this away so no worries regarding the deets below.

At first glance, you may think that this does not work at all. Don’t be deceived. The packaging may look flimsy and cheap but did you know that this is the first organic concealer in the market? Thanks to Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals for coming up with this.

Krave Mineral Concealer

This concealer looks a lot like a lip balm since its container is exactly like one. You need to rotate the bottom part to use the concealer. The label looks simple but it is filled with the needed info one is looking for.

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Unboxing the SM Beauty Box

10 Aug

After seeing this from established bloggers, I have been excited to get this. So this August 1, my little girl and I dropped by in SM North Edsa (the nearest participating mall to our place) to get a box, and in this case, two boxes! Honestly, all I want is the Olay Eye Cream which is worth 1499php. Technically, it is better to get the beauty box instead of buying the Olay Regenerist eye cream for its regular price.

The SA told me that there were only 15 boxes and when I came there there were only a few left. She said that even they wanted to get one for themselves.

Aug 1 at Watsons SM North Edsa

Aug 1
at Watsons SM North Edsa

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St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser | A Refreshingly Rare Find

10 Aug

This is such a steal since this is not often available in malls and drugstores. I was looking for this for a long time because I’ve had my share of using St.Ives products when I was younger and they work. When I saw this, I wanted to get more than two bottles actually. But hubby disagreed even after I explained that this is such a rare find. He told me that with my usage this will last me a long time already.

Product Description

  • Clears breakouts and reduces redness. 
  • Salicylic Acid Acne Medication With 100% Natural Green Tea. 
  • This cleanser deep cleans to gently remove dirt and make-up and helps maintain skin’s moisture balance.

St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser

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White Result Exfoliating Gel |Gentlest Exfoliant I’ve Tried

1 Aug

I was glad that Sample Room restocked this one because I was not able to grab this one the first time they launched it. Minutes after, samples were gone.

I actually learned about this product because of Cosmopolitan magazine’s August 2012 — their beauty issue. They featured this but I haven’t really taken time to look for it and get one since it was a bit pricey for 599php for a 50g tube.

White Result Exfoliating Gel

Product Description

White Result Exfoliating Gel, a 3 in 1 product that whitens, moisturizes and exfoliates skin in the gentlest way.

Infused with natural ingredients B-White, Aquarich and Multifruit BSC, the Exfoliating Gel will leave your skin instantly brighter, smoother, deeply hydrated, and free from impurities and blackheads in just one use. It is also perfect to use on other parts of the body such as the neck, armpits, elbows, back and knees, having visible results almost instantly.

Full size: 50g

Price: PHP 599

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