MAC: Mineralize Moisture Foundation & Mineralize Skinfinish

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hey everyone! Most of you might not know it, but I'm actually a late bloomer when it comes to wearing makeup. My first three decades of existence is pretty much cosmetics free except during special occasions when it's necessary to look all made up. As expected of a lady, I inched my way in to the world of make up. I started with wearing lip and cheek tints, BB Cream and a single shade eye shadow then evolved into using lipstick, blush, foundation, combination of eye shadow colors, eye liner and brow pencil. Needless to say that I've come across tons of different brands but I still have a lot of must-try products on my list and good thing I had two of them crossed out just recently.

I was planning on getting MAC items from Hong Kong  Duty Free since a friend told me they're much cheaper but I caved in and got the MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation and Mineralize Skinfinish after passing by Edsa Shangri-La Mall a couple of months ago.

MAC: Amplified Creme Brick-O-La Lipstick

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Confession: I'm not a regular lipstick user. I usually put on a lip moisturizer, allow it to settle for a few minutes then top it with a tinted lip balm. I'm fond of using Clinique Chubby Sticks and not even the Intense type. I've been gifted with tons of lipsticks in the past and ended up passing them on to my mom except for one particular product, the MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in the shade Double Shot. So when I finally decided to incorporate the use of lipsticks into my daily look, I chose to get a shade from the same line. 

Now I'm back with another make up review this time on a lipstick that I've been rocking since I opened the tube, MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Brick-O-La. The last time I visited a MAC counter was in Shangri-La Mall about a month ago. I was overwhelmed with the array of choices and was undecided which shade to get. Instead, I got the MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation and Mineralize Skinfinish. 

MAC: Lightful C Tinted Cream SPF 30 PA+++

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hey guys! With all the carols we hear and the Christmas decorations we see everyday, needless to say that the Holiday Season is officially in full swing. It's that time of year when we can finally have the excuse to splurge a little. Having said that, I come to you with a review on one of the items I've been dreaming of having, the MAC Lightful C Tinted Cream. 

MAC Lightful C is a product line designed to achieve brighter and more radiant skin. One of their best sellers is the Lightful C Tinted Cream, a color correcting cream which comes in a beautifully crafted, holographic 40 ml tube with a screw-on cap.

SONIMART: Replacement Brush Head for Sensitive Skin

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hey guys! I promised a series of reviews to compensate for my silence in the past weeks and here is one of them. If you've been following my blog for a while now (I love you!!!), you'd probably know how I'm wrapped up with skin care. I had a serious case of pimple breakouts in the past that I luckily got out of. Getting over that ordeal inspired me to take care of my skin all the time which is probably the main reason for my obsession on anything skin care related.

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My most favorite indulgence is having a facial which I often fail to do regularly. Good thing my loving husband gifted me with a Clarisonic, the pioneer in sonic skin cleansing since 2004. The downside to owning this most coveted skincare tool is availability of the replacement brush head. If you live in Manila, you can only buy it online which brings me to another con, the price can go way up due to added shipment fee and customs tax. Now there are ways to avoid the hyped price and one of them is to have relatives or friends from abroad buy for you. Want to save even more? You can buy replacement brush heads designed for compatibility with Clarisonic like the ones manufactured by Sonimart. 

FOLDIO 2: Your Foldable Studio

Friday, December 4, 2015

Hey guys! It feels like forever since I last posted but now I'm back with a series of reviews to fill you in. My husband and I just got back from Hong Kong several days ago and I'm beyond excited to share with you what went on during our trip also what stuff I brought home with me.

As a blogger, I always try my best to post clear photos. Thankfully, smartphones nowadays are equipped with cameras capable of producing blog-worthy shots so not having a DSLR or a high end point and shoot camera isn't a problem. The lack of good lighting and enough space to work with are the real issues I've been dealing with since I started blogging. Although I'm used to working my way around these obstacles, I've always hoped for a better solution than flash photography, major editing and worse, taking pictures outdoors which by the way is a lot of work. Then one fine day, just like an answered prayer I came across an Instagram post of what seems like a light box called Foldio.