Whenever I think about Mariah Carey, the first thing that comes into my mind is DIVA. So its really no surprise that OPI gives her a line that's called "Liquid Sand". This is a new variant from OPI which I believe would be coming out more in their collections.


I've been looking for an inexpensive heat protectant product, and luckily I stumbled upon the Prostyle Fuwarie End Curling Mist while strolling around Beauty Bar!

Korea Post #3: (Must-See Places!) Nami Island

ll be sharing about our trip to Nami Island, which is located outside of Seoul. We had to take a train (different from the subway system, sorry but I forgot the place where we took this, but its the nearest train station from Myeongdong).


Having dark brows and light hair has always been a problem for me. I have always tried to put a little hair dye on my brows (which I do NOT recommend for anyone to do because this may cause severe skin irritation OR burn your skin) to lighten them up, but it hasn't worked.


I finally tried the Sweet Orange shade of the Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring! Its a brighter shade compared to the Natural Brown, and makes your hair tons lighter.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Majolica Majorca's Skin Lingerie Pore Cover Review

This little baby caught my eye immediately when I was scanning the Majolica Majorca booth at the SM Department Store. I've always been drawn to cute packaging on different products--its something that makes me decide to splurge even when its not needed!

Here is the Majolica Majorca's Skin Lingerie Pore Cover, a primer the saleslady tells me guarantees to make you look flawless. Well, does it? Let's see!

What Majolica Majorca says:
A makeup base that instantly smoothes concerned pores and red cheeks for a refined complexion.
TO USE: Apply after skin care treatment and before foundation. Take an appropriate amount (a pearl-size) onto the fingertips and spread evenly over the entire face. 
The primer is very easy to apply because the tube's mouth doesn't allow too much product to come out:
What comes out is a flesh-colored cream that disappears after you apply it on your face:

So how was it? Did it succeed in covering up all my pores? Did the product make me look as flawless as a celebrity?
Without any make-up, my biggest problem is really my pores. They're just so ginormous, I honestly don't know where I got them because my mom doesn't share the same problem. That's why I stick to HD foundations and wear a lot of concealer.

I liked this primer because for the price,  it did smoothen out my face. It removed a lot of my redness. But it didn't cover my pores as much as I thought.

But I liked its matte finish to my skin. Btw I also used my Clio HD Two Way Foundation on top of the primer.

Aaaaaaaaaand my GIANT PORES! I have to say it did cover a little of them, but not all of them. I still say this product is worth a try, I mean I had a better experience with this one than their eyeliner (more on that for a future review...get ready for rants).

Majolica Majorca's Skin Lingerie Pore Cover costs around P650.00 and is available at any Majolica Majorca kiosk in SM Department Stores.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Products I am Loving Right Now: Maxi-Peel Facial Wash and Skin White Whitening Deodorant

Today I felt like doing a "fave products" post because I just felt the urge to share these two everyday products I use. I start the day by using both and they do make being hygienic a lot better!

First up is the MAXI-PEEL Facial Wash. Do NOT mistake this one for the Maxi-Peel Facial Scrub, which is not meant to be used everyday. I think the latter has a deeper green color.
What MAXI-PEEL says:
Get that blemish-free, smoother, whiter, kutis-artista skin you have always desired through MAXI-PEEL Facial Wash!
Maximum Benefits:
- Anti-bacterial: fights pimple-causing bacteria.
- Deep cleansing: removes deep-seated oil and dirt.
- Fast whitening: evens out skin complexion in 2 weeks!
- Anti-acne & Smoothening: helps dry and remove pimples, dead skin cells, whiteheads and blackheads.
- Vitamin-enriched: has Vitamins B5, B3 and E.
- Cooling: gives that lightweight, refreshing after-feel!
DIRECTIONS: Place a small amount on hand and massage gently on wet face and neck. Rinse thoroughly.
Its a pretty small tube and you can easily squeeze the product out. A little goes a very long way--I only use less than a pea-sized amount for my entire face and neck. It suds up well!

I love using this because it actually got rid of a lot of my blemishes that the tea tree oil (reviewed earlier) couldn't clear up. I also like the cool feeling it leaves after every wash. Very refreshing!^^

A deodorant I've always used for over more than a year is the Skin White Whitening Deodorant. I like the Active Cool variant because the others are too powdery for my taste.
What SkinWhite says:
The whitening expert gives you whiter, smoother underarms in just 2 weeks. All new SkinWhite Whitening Deodorant has RENEWhite 3C that promises to deliver visible whitening in 2 weeks, and Vitanourish Formula that nourishes and smoothens your underarms.
I swear by this deodorant! It really gives you smoother underarms, but I don't know how much of an authority I am on that because I've never had a problem with dark or rough ones. But my underarms have been smooth for over a year, and I can only attribute it to my lovely deodorant.

Both the Maxi-Peel Facial Wash and Skin White Whitening Deodorant are under P100, and are available in leading supermarkets or any health & beauty shop.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tony Moly Goddess Style Berryberry Lovely Stick Review

I am beyond ecstatic that Tony Moly has finally found its way to Philippine shores! The more Korean make-up brands available here, the better! What's also great is that the prices remain to be affordable, and those who want lovely skincare and cute make-up can avail these whenever they want.

Since I had already spent a mini-fortune on Majolica Majorca products, I decided to buy just a lipstick this time around. This is the Tony Moly Goddess Style Berryberry Lovely Stick in PKLS02. I got it because I fell in love with the packaging--doesn't it look too cute?
The shade on the tube is a milky pink. There are other shades available but I chose this because the others were too orange on me.

The color on the tube stays true when swiped: still a nice milky pink and you can build up the color as much as you like.

And now on the lips:
Color on lips alone is not too matte and pretty light.
Swiped concealer first to hide the super redness of my lips and still comes out really light

The color is perfect if you like a really subtle lip color. I haven't tried the other shades because I liked this one immediately. It isn't that long-lasting, you have to retouch every so often, but the lipstick glides on well and no problems with putting it on.

Tony Moly Goddess Style Berryberry Lovely Stick costs Php345.00 at selected SM Department Stores (got mine at SM Makati!).

Friday, July 1, 2011

CLIO Diamond Rose HD Two Way Cake SPF 40 PA++ Review

This review has long been overdue, but I took my time in evaluating this one because it has come to be one of my favorite products--ever!

What CLIO says:
It perfect coverage to your skin. This unique formulation includes finely micronized diamond and emolient powder, which softens skin by keeping moisturizing factors. Moisturizer supply moisturizing and firming effect on your skin.

Let's pretend we understand that, shall we? Kidding aside, the product boasts to have diamonds, finely micronized that is. I love this foundation because when you buy it, you get a refill immediately! So its like getting 2 powders for the price of 1. This cost me $22.45 (without shipping) so its definitely worth it.
The 2 sponges--both for powder or foundation is included.

The coverage is also great--although the powder puff is okay, I like to maximize its use by using a square sponge. Just soak the sponge first then apply to your face.  Its actually a two-way cake because you can use it wet and dry--wet if you want to use it like a foundation, or dry if its just for touch-ups or for light coverage.

I'm not sure if you can spot it, but the left side covers up more of my bluish veins than the right side. The powder is available in 3 shades, #13 in Light Beige, #21 in Natural Beige, and #23 in Medium Beige. The shade I got is #23 in Medium Beige.

I also find the packaging so pretty! CLIO really takes effort in packaging their products and its total eye-candy to whip it out and start touching up. There's a nice pattern pressed to the powder:

CLIO Diamond Rose HD Two Way Cake with SPF 40 PA++ is available at GMarket through seller jnv for only $22.45.