Tuesday, November 12, 2013

♥ ROUTINE: Skin Care

Hi everyone! Since my previous blog post is about how I do my DIY toner which is also good for acne-prone skin, I, hereby, present to you my humble skin care routine using inexpensive products which helped me recover from my acne. :)

Up: Snoe Awesome Poresome, iWhite Korea Aqua Moisturizing Cream, iWhite Korea Whitening Pack, iWhite Korea Nose Pack
Down: Belo Face Sun Expert, Eskinol Classic White, Quick FX Pimple Eraser

♥ DIY: Toner for Acne-prone Skin

Hello everyone! Another typhoon is coming in the Philippines and I hope everyone is safe and that what happened during typhoon Yolanda will not happen again this time. I pray for the souls and I pray also for the survivors to recover quickly for Christmas is coming very soon. :( As I've said, there is another typhoon coming so our classes were suspended for safety reasons just for today. So, I just stayed in our house and I will use this time to blog because for the coming days I will be very busy and I got no time to update this blog from time to time. :)

Today, I am going to share to you my toner that I am currently using for my acne and acne scars. Just a background, my acne started January this year after I had my chicken pox and until now, I still don't know the cause of it. 

I discovered this toner through Pinkiericegurl on Youtube. If you are interested, click read more to know how to do it. :) 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Happy Snowman

Hi everyone! Here is another nail art in video. Hahaha! Christmas is coming soon so I am going to make a snowman nail art. Sorry for the very short introduction, I am not in the mood to rant. Lol! Anyway, here it is. :)

♥ NAIL ART: Snake's Skin

Hi there! I know I haven't posted any nail art posts these past few days, it's because I cut my nails again and waited for it to grow back. And now, I think my nails are long enough already for me to make a new nail art. So for today's nail art post, I did an ombre snake's skin. If you are interested, click read more to know how to do it. :)

Products used:
Sally Hansen Base Coat
OMG Atlantis
The Face Shop Pastel Blue polish
Seche Vite Top Coat
Striping Tape

Sunday, November 3, 2013

♥ FOTD: Cat

Hello everyone! I know this is too late to say but I am going to say it anyway. Happy Halloween! Hahaha! What were your Halloween costumes? Well, here in our place, halloween parties are not usual and even if there are halloween parties, I'm sure I am not going because my parents won't allow me for some reasons. Lol! So, I just stayed home and did a halloween makeup that I will wear if I go to a halloween party. If you really know me very well, you know that I love animals especially cats. I just find them cute. So, for today's face of the day, here is my version of a cat makeup. Hope you like it. :)

Click read more to see more pictures and products I used for this makeup look. :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara

Hi everyone! Happy Halloween! Did you visit the cemetery today? Because I just did and now that I don't have to do anything, I will just chill and blog. Lol! So today's blog post will be a review of the raved Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara. I have read and seen a lot of good reviews about this product so I decided to buy it and try it myself. Many have said that this is the best local mascara here in the Philippines so now is my time to express my opinion and see if it really is the best. :)

Price: P225
Availability: Local department stores nationwide

What I'm looking for in a mascara is that it lengthens and volumizes my eyelashes. But this mascara claims only to lengthen the eyelashes 2x. Read more to know if it is effective. :)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

♥ FOTD: Smokey Cat Eye with Red Lips

Hello there! Last monday, October 21, 2013, there was an event in our school and there are a lot of contests. I, along with my groupmates, entered the Impersonation/Dance Contest in which we impersonate a specific celebrity/celebrities and copy their dance steps, not all the steps but at least most of them. So, our group decided to have smokey eye makeup look with a very red lips. And here is my version of it. :)

Click read more for the products that I used and to see my other vain photos. Hahaha! :)

♥ REVIEW: Beauty Cosmetics Flat Top Kabuki Brush

Hi loves! Today's review will be about the Flat Top Kabuki Brush from Beauty Cosmetics. A lot of you know the shop Beauty Cosmetics because they are one of the shops who sells good quality makeup brushes here in the Philippines. I really love their brushes, too bad they don't have a branch here in Davao. So I have to order it online and I find it expensive because of the shipping fee. :( I really want to purchase their brush set because their brush sets have very girly but simple designs which I really like but I think I won't be able to use all the brushes. So, I decided to purchase their flat top kabuki brush instead since I rarely see flat top kabuki brushes here in our malls. So, here is my review about the item. :)

Price: P300
Bought at: Beauty Cosmetics

Click read more to know my experience using this brush. :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Quick FX No-Shine Mattifier

Hello my dear readers! I'm back with a review. Sorry for not updating my blog very often. So, today's review will be about this Quick FX No-Shine Mattifier. I always see this in Watsons but I am hesitant to try it because it might have side effects on my skin especially that I am acne-prone. But when I saw Miss Say's video about a review of this one, I decided to give it a try. If you don't know Miss Say, she is a Filipina beauty guru in Youtube. Check out her YT channel. By the way, this is my second primer in my stash. I don't use primers before so I don't really expect much on this product. :)

Price: P89
Availability: Any Watsons nationwide

"A light moisturizer that helps hide imperfections such as fine lines and pores while providing an exceptional smooth matte finish. Also helps prevent and treat pimples without drying out the skin."

So, this product claims to absorb oil to control shine for a smooth, matte finish, conceals fine lines and pores for visibly radiant skin instantly. Read on more to know if this is really effective. :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Evil Minion

Hi everyone! I know I haven't updated this blog for like 2 or 3 weeks so I am back with a new nail art tutorial blog post. You know that many people are addicted to minions. I already made a Minion nail art design so today, I will be doing the Evil Minion from the movie Despicable Me 2. So, let's begin. :)

Products used:

Sally Hansen Base Coat
Chic Neon Purple
Sassy Colors Black with Nail Art Brush
Jocarste #26
Chic Silky White
Etude House Glitter Polish
Seche Vite
Big and small Dotting Tool

Sunday, September 1, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Simple Tribal

Hello there! Do you love aztec or tribal prints? Perhaps, you would like this nail art tutorial I have for you. This is just a simple tribal design which is very easy to make. Read on more to know how to make it. :)

Products used:

OPI Nail Envy
Light Blue polish from The Face Shop
Sassy Colors Black and White polishes with Nail Art Brush
Caronia Golden Sun
Seche Vite Top Coat

Thursday, August 22, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Futuristic

Hello there! Philippines is flooded especially in Luzon, so keep safe and dry everyone. I hope you're doing fine. While you are staying in your houses, you might want to do your nails. So here is a very easy yet an eye-turner nail art design. Lol. :)

Polishes I used:

1. Sally Hansen Base Coat
2. Chic White Polish
3. Chic Neon Pink Polish
4. Silver Polish from Shawill
5. Glitter Polish from Etude House
6. Seche Vite Top Coat

Sunday, August 18, 2013

♥ FOTD: All Red

Hi everyone! You are going to see my face again in this blog post. Hahaha! Last week, I practiced doing my makeup for my Glam pictorial for our yearbook, this was tentative though. So, I decided a theme which is Vintage and here is my version of it. :D

♥ NAIL ART: Shoelace

Hello there! Here's a a fun, easy, and cute nail art for you. In this nail art, we will use a nail decal which you can buy in any nail store or you can just do it by yourself. It's very easy, however, in this post, I didn't give the detailed steps in making the nail decal because I will make a separate post for it. :)

Polishes I used:

Sunday, August 11, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Avon Vitaluscious Lipstick

Hello ladies! This review is for all ladies with pale and dry lips like me. I really envy those girls who have naturally red lips. I am anemic that is why I am pale and it gets more obvious when I am nervous. So what I do is I rub on a lip balm to moisturize my lips but it will just give my lips oil and still doesn't have any color. So, when I saw Avon's new line, which is Ultra Moisture Rich Vitaluscious Lipstick, I did not hesitate at all to try it because it is so affordable and who doesn't want to have colored lips while it's moisturizing at the same time? Read on more to see if this lipstick does a very good job. :)

Price: P199 (promo)
P299 (orig price)
Availability: Any AVON dealers

"Contains SPF 15 and Vitamins B, C, and E that protect against skin-damaging free radicals. Almond Oil and Jojoba that hydrate and moisturize. Lavender that soothes and revitalizes."

Saturday, August 10, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom

Hello everyone! Today is nail art day. Yeeeey! And this nail art is inspired by Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. I haven't really seen it in person, I always see it on movies only. So, by wearing this, I feel like I'm in Walt Disney. Lol! I actually wore this nail art last week, so this is a back log. Hahaha! 

You will need:

1. Base Coat
2. White Nail Polish
3. Blue Nail Polish (nail art brush)
4. Glitter Polish
5. Top Coat
6. Dotting Tool

Friday, August 9, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Snoe Awesome Poresome Beauty Bar

Price: P199
Availability: (please check Snoe's FB page to see the list of their branches)

"This awesome poresome beauty bar contains:
  • Calamansi Puree - a Filipino beauty secret that is native in the Philippines. It is a rich source of Vitamin C and Alpha-Hydroxy Acids that will naturally bleach dark spots of the face and body. It has natural astringent properties that safely minimizes pores, dries up pimples and whitens dark spots without being harsh to the skin.
  • Cucumber Extract - rich in Amino Acids and also contains Vitamin A, C, E and K. These vital ingredients help repair your acne-prone skin.
  • Pineapple Extract - rich in natural AHA that helps remove dead and damaged skin making skin more elastic. It improves hydration and moisture while promoting clear skin.
  • Witch-Hazel - has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It promotes skin healing, treats eczema, restores varicos veins, locks in moisture and treats sun damage."

Saturday, August 3, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover

I really love putting nail arts on my nails every week. Yes, every week and I hate that my nails become too dry after removing my nail art with a nail polish remover. And because it is dry, it will become brittle and chip off my nail art. That was always my problem. I've been sticking to a nail polish remover that is cheap and just made in the Philippines. So, I decided to try a new one from an imported brand. When I always go to SM Department Store, I always pass by a kiosk with the brand Sally Hansen. I know their products are very expensive because it is imported and I have seen foreign nail artists use them. So, I never bothered to check their items until one day, I saw their nail polish removers. They have a lot of variety depends on your nail problem. Then, I saw this moisturizing nail polish remover. And so, here is my review. :)

Price: P185
Availability: Sally Hansen counters

"An enriched formula that quickly and gently removes nail polish with essential nutrients to help promote strong, healthy-looking nails and cuticles every time you use it.

A special blend of Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, and Aloe moisturizes dry, brittle nails. Helps keep nails strong and healthy-looking."

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Winnie the Pooh

Ola! I hope you are doing fine. We don't have classes today so I am home alone and blogging. Hahaha! If you are also at home alone, you might want to paint your nails and follow these very simple and easy nail art. Especially if you love Winnie the Pooh. :)

You will need:

1. Base Coat
2. Yellow Nail Polish
3. Black Nail Polish
4. Red Nail Polish
5. Top Coat
6. Dotting tool/Toothpick

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

♥ FOTD: Inside Out

Hello there! I am so happy that I played with my beloved makeup once again. Hahaha! XD It has been a long time since my last face of the day. And now, here is a new one and I can say that I have improved. Yey me! Lol. So, without further ado, here is my recent face of the day or look of the day, whatever. Hahaha! Prepare for my vanity. Lol.

♥ NAIL ART: Dreamcatcher

Hello everyone! So today, I will be blogging about my nail art last week. Do you love dreamcatchers or aztec-y looking things? Hahaha! Then, this nail art is for you. Please read on more to know how to achieve this nail art. :)

You will need (what I used):

1. Base Coat (OPI Nail Envy)
2. Pastel Green Nail Polish (from The Face Shop)
3. Black Nail Polish (Sassy Colors with Nail Art brush)
4. White Nail Polish (Caronia White Satin)
5. Pink Nail Polish (Caronia Baby Pink)
6. Top Coat (Seche Vite)
7. Dotting Tool/Toothpick

Friday, July 26, 2013

♥ REVIEW: ELF Blending Eye Brush

Hi there! Today's review is about a brush. I've always wanted to do colorful eye makeup but I find it difficult to achieve because I don't have a blending brush. So, I searched online and found some but unfortunately, I don't wanna buy it online because I am going to pay for the shipping fee and that makes the item very expensive for me. Luckily, I passed by an ELF counter in Watsons and I happen to find a blending eye brush. I am so happy that day because finally I will be able to achieve those amazingly cute and nice eye makeups. If there's one thing I love about makeup, that is to color my eyes. I really love to put different colors on my eyes, I just find it artistic. Haha!

Price: P129.75
Availability: Any ELF counters

"Expertly blends multiple eye shades while softening dramatic edges and fine lines. Brush can also multi-task, use it to set powder or liquid concealer."

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Pore Primer Stick

Hello everyone! It's actually my first time to try a primer and I just discovered that primers are matte when you applied it. Hahaha! Oh well, at least, now I know. This primer is from Etude House and I got it from W2Beauty. My expectation for this product is that it will really help reduce the visibility of my BIG poooooores (O.o) since it is what it claims. And of course, to keep my oiliness at bay. Since, this is from a Korean brand, I really expect that this is effective because most of Korean products are effective. Let us see if it did a good job. :)

Price: P395
Availability: Any Etude House store

"Solid stick primer masks pores to subdue sebum and improve makeup coverage."

Saturday, July 20, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Sunset Dolphin

Hello there!I live in the Philippines, and yeah, summer is already over here. But I know in some places, summer has just started. So, here is my post-summer nail art. Anyone can make this nail art whether summer is over or not. :)

You will need:

1. Base Coat
2. White Nail Polish
3. Yellow Nail Polish
4. Orange Nail Polish
5. Blue Nail Polish
6. Black Nail Polish
7. Top Coat
8. Sponge
9. Cotton buds/Q-tip
10. Nail Polish Remover

Friday, July 12, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Chevron

Hi everyone! Thank God it's Friday! Weeee! And because it's Friday, I can't wait for Sunday to come because I will be doing another nail art. So, for today's nail art tutorial, I will teach you how to make chevron nails. Remember the blog post about my DIY nail art stickers? We will use those in this tutorial.

So, all you need are white nail polish and your custom made nail art stickers.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

♥ DIY: Nail Art Sticker

Hello friends! Here's another DIY blog post. It's been a long time since my last DIY post so here is a new one. This time, it has something to do with nail arts. So, if you like to make nail arts, then stay tuned to know more. :)

I am going to teach you how to make your own customized nail stickers. For this blog post, I am going to use chevron pattern as an example. So, you will need:

1. Craft Scissors (Zigzag)
2. Ziplock bag
3. Nail Polishes (any color you prefer)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Minions

Hey there! Despicable Me 2 is now showing! Weeee! Since a lot of people I know are addicted to Minions, this nail art tutorial will teach you how to make minions on your nails. Have you already watched the movie? :)

Let us start the tutorial. You will need: 

1. Base Coat
2. Yellow Nail Polish
3. Blue Nail Polish
4. Grey Nail Polish
5. White Nail Polish
6. Black Nail Polish
7. Top Coat
8. Dotting Tool

Saturday, June 29, 2013

♥ REVIEW: 4U2 Dream Girl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++

Price: P194
Availability: Any Watsons nationwide

"Confidence Builder through All Day Complexion Perfection. Exclusive formulation for even and natural skin tones and oil control. With sun protection, too. Be a dreamGirl!"

Sunday, June 23, 2013

♥ WINNER: 100 Followers Thank You Giveaway

Hello there! I hope you have been so excited to know the winner of my latest giveaway. First of all, I would like to thank those who joined my giveaway. I hope you will still support my blog in the future. :)

After checking and reviewing the entries, here is the winner picked via Random.org. :)

Congratulations to the winner! Please wait for my email within this week. I will only give 3 days for the winner to reply to my email. If the winner didn't respond after 3 days, I will pick another winner. :) To those who did not win this time, there will always be a next time. :)

Again, thank you so so much. I really appreciate those people who support my blog. Thank you! God bless. :* :)

  Lots of ♥, Judy

Sunday, June 16, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Glamworks Permanent Hair Dye Color (Burgundy)

Hi everyone! Do you love dyeing your hair? Me, I really want to dye my hair because I find my look so boring and I wanted to try something new and something unique. But I'm not a risk taker, I'm always afraid to do something new on my looks because it might not fit me and I will regret after. I just wish there is someone who would suggest or advise me on what hairstyle or hair color will really fit me. :( I saw this hair color that is very affordable and so easy to use. So, I decided to try it. It is the Glam Works Permanent Hair Dye Color. Keep on reading to know my experience on this hair dye. :)

Price: P49
Availability: Any Watsons nationwide

"Made with natural herbal essences, Glamworks Permanent Hair Dye Color can change the hair color in just one hair washing. It last up to 8 weeks, turning the hair naturally bright, and conceals your grey hair magically."

Thursday, June 13, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Odbo Tint and Gloss

Hello there! For these past few months, I have been searching for a lipstick/lip tint/lip balm that will give color on my pale lips. I want something that's close to natural lip color and not so dark. I sometimes like to have red lips but I hate it when people stare at my lips. So, I saw this shop selling a lip tint that is affordable and has a lot of benefits for the lips. I decided to try it and here is my review.

Odbo is, I think, an Indonesian cosmetic brand. I thought it was a Korean cosmetic brand because Sandara Park is the one endorsing their product. But I've done my research and I read in some blogs that it is an Indonesian cosmetic brand. I'm not really sure. Hehe! :D

Price: P100
Bought at: El Zamora

"Odbo Tint and Gloss is a lip tint that is more less like a lip balm but in liquid condition. It is made in Thailand, and the number 1 best seller in Korea and Thailand. Most of the Korean actress are using this lip tint.

Benefit of it:
  • It enriched with vitamin E and moisturizer. So it won't make your lips look dry. 
  • Your lips will look natural in color. 
  • Also suitable for smokers."

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

♥ SHOP: W2Beauty

Hi everyone! How was your day? I hope you're doing fine. And by the way, Happy Independence Day to all Filipinos all over the world. :)

Do you love to shop for Korean beauty products but don't have the time to go to the mall and purchase or there aren't much Korean cosmetics at your place? Well, I am going to share with you today my recently loved online shop. It is W2Beauty.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Hi everyone! Before I share my thoughts about this Cetaphil product, let me just tell my short background about my acne. My acne started last January this year only after I had my chickenpox. :( I thought they were scars left from the chickenpox. So, I did not care about it and still I go to facial centers and had my facial. Until it became worst. I am very depressed and discouraged to go out of the house because I am not used to have a lot of pimples on my face. I only got pimple every once in a while but that was before. So, I decided to go to a dermatologist but it just cost me a lot of money and nothing happened on my acne. Then I searched different articles about how to get rid of acne and I stumbled upon an article that says Cetaphil products works for acne-prone skin. So, I bought the Gentle Skin Cleanser because the Oily Skin Cleanser is way beyond my budget. And so, here is my review. :)

Price: P105/60mL
Availability: Any Watsons and Mercury Drugstores nationwide

"This gentle, soap-free cleanser was originally formulated for dermatologists, specifically for everyday cleansing of even the most sensitive skin.
  • Soothing, non-irritating cleanser ideal for face, hands and body.
  • Helps skin retain needed moisture.
  • Rinses easily and leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy.
  • Mild enough to cleanse a baby's delicate skin."

♥ NAIL ART: Heart Balloons

Hello there! Today, I am going to share with my nail art for this week. I don't actually like my nail art today, actually I am considering it as one of my nail art fails. -__- But anyway, I think it's presentable enough to share it with you. Maybe you can make it better than I did. So here it is. :)

You will need:

1. Base Coat
2. White Nail Polish
3. Pink Nail Polish
4. Red Nail Polish
5. Black Nail Art Pen
6. Top Coat
7. Dotting Tool

Sunday, June 2, 2013

♥ REVIEW: iWhite Korea Aqua Moisturizing Cream

Price: P169
Availability: Any Watsons nationwide

" A water-base moisturizer refined by Bio-Nanotechnology, making it more potent, giving it a more radiant and fair complexion.

It revitalizes and improves skin condition, protects skin against cellular damage and premature aging, maintains elasticity and firmness of the skin and leaves a cool and refreshing feeling. iWhite Aqua Moisturizing Cream is ideal for all skin types. "

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Clouds

Ola mi amigos, mi amigas! Since I have nothing to do at home, here is a new nail art tutorial for you. This one is super cute, it reminds me of cotton candy because of the colors. So, let us start the tutorial. :) ( I really suck at introduction -___- )

You will need:

1. Base Coat
2. Pink Nail Polish
3. Sky Blue Nail Polish
4. Blue Nail Polish
5. Top Coat

♥ OUTFIT: Elegantly Wasted

Hey everyone! Here's a short outfit post for you. :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

♥ REVIEW: Belo Essentials Face Sunblock with SPF 40 PA+++

Hi everyone! How important sunblock is to you? Well for me, very important. I am not actually using sunblock on my face before because I am just lazy and I don't have much time to wait 20-30 minutes before going out of the house. So I skipped it, not until I already have acne and acne scars. I realized how sunblock is very important for the skin. I am currently suffering from acne and acne scars so I researched on how to reduce it. Then I have read in an article that you need to apply sunblock. I forgot why is that so (hehe) but one thing is for sure, sunblock is very important. So, today I am going to review the Belo Essentials Face Sunblock with SPF 40 PA +++.

Price: P299
Availability: Any Watsons nationwide

Monday, May 27, 2013

♥ NAIL ART: Sullivan of Monsters Inc.

Hello there! Have you watched Monsters Incorporated? Well, they are having a prequel of that movie. The title of it is Monsters University where all the soon to be monsters are trained and educated to become frightful monsters. I am very excited to watch that one. Monsters Inc. is one of my fave cartoon movies. I'm still young you know. Lol!

Anyways, my nail art tutorial today is a Monsters Inc. inspired. I will make my nails look like the fur of James P. Sullivan. If you're not very much familiar with him, here he is.

What are we waiting for? Let us now start the tutorial. :)