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, April 4, 2012

Snoe White Whitening Detox Clay Mask Review

There is nothing better than finding a local product and totally loving it!

 Here comes SNOE, a brand I've been hearing about for quite some time, and which brought me on a trip to Trinoma just to get my hands on their products. I have to say I almost went gaga and wanted to try EVERYTHING they had out on their kiosk in Landmark, but I restrained myself and just bought 2 things, the Snoe White Whitening Detox Clay Mask and one of their soaps.

Masks are a must-have for me, but I usually go for paper masks because they're so easy to use. But I wanted to give this specific clay mask a try because it does sound promising.

What Snoe says:
Calamansi helps eliminates deep-seated dirt that has accumulated within the skin pores. The fruit can be used for whitening the skin, as well as a bleaching agent. Calamansi is rich in vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxyl Acids (AHA). It is a natural astringent that can eliminate blackheads and can dry up pimples. 
Snoe White Vitamin C-Rich Calamansi Whitening Detox Clay Mask of pure botanicals, herbs, and selct ingredients, absorb impurities and control excess oil to detoxify and renew your skin from deep within. Revitalize skin and help protect against the appearance of aging. Radiate health and beauty with Snoe Beauty Products!
Active Ingredients added to Calamansi:
  • Activated Bamboo Charcoal -- attracts and absorbs impurities. It unclogs pores and removes dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin as it removes excess oil and dirt from pores effectively and completely.
  • Kaolin -- cleanses, purifies, heals, soothes, nourishes and tones all skin types and improves blood circulation without leading to skin dryness.
  • Collagen -- rejuvenates maturing skin, elasticize and softens, delays aging skin and hydrates and moisturizes as it improves skin's pigmentation.
Once a week or as often as needed, open pores with warm, moist towel and apply or layer mask on. Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes, then rinse well. Watch your skin shake of the shroud of dullness and take on a new clarity.
Its only 40g of product, and is pretty small in size:

I like the feel of the clay mask though--when applied, it doesn't feel goopy or heavy at all. You can also control how much product gets layered on to your skin.

Although its only 40g, there is a LOT of product there. I've already used this for 2 weeks and there's still so much left. I use it twice a week (Mondays and Fridays) since my blackheads are a real problem.

I also love the mask because my skin has improved ever since I started using it. Masks are suppose to improve your skin tone and its over-all condition. True to its form, I'm less oilier than I usually am, plus some of my blackheads have disappeared.

One of its best features though is how easy it is to remove! Most clay mask are such a hassle to take off, that you end up pulling against your skin. But this specific mask comes off with water easily!

And now, I bring to you a shot of me wearing the mask (with a hint of aegyo there LOL):

Snoe White Whitening Detox Clay Mask is available for only P249.00 at Landmark Trinoma. You can also purchase it online at their website here. Check out their other amazing products!

China Glaze Hunger Games Colors from the Capitol Stone Cold and Riveting Review

I have to admit that I am totally obsessed with The Hunger Games: the books as well as the film has made me go more gaga for it than Harry Potter! So its really no surprise that I would grab some polishes from the China Glaze Colors from the Capitol Collection.

Plus the person endorsing it is Effie Trinket, one of my most favorite characters! I was also ecstatic about this collection because China Glaze is right up there as my most beloved nail colors--because they churn out such fantastic and fascinating shades.

There are 12 polishes all in all, representing each district's product.

The 2 colors we got was Stone Cold (District 2 for Masonry) and Riveting (District 3 for Technology). I wanted to get Electrify (District 5 for Power) but they were currently out of stock at my favorite online shopping place, Digital Traincase.

I chose Stone Cold because all the online reviews raved on how different the polish was, and I do love it when a polish brings something new to the table!

Stone Cold though is very tricky to apply, since it dries with a matte finish. You have to quickly paint the entire nail before it dries up. But I am IN LOVE with the effect. As I said, its very very matte, with small silver glitters that are subdued when not under a light but come out a bit sparkling when it is.

Below, you can see how imperfect I did my nails, because it is really hard to get the right amount of coats on each nail!

But because I am so in love with the effect, its all okay for me and I will keep on trying until I perfect it! I do advise that you use 2 coats, allowing the 1st coat to dry completely then quickly adding on the second coat. 2 coats is also advisable because the polish tends to chip fast when you're doing ordinary tasks.

The matte effect disappears though if you apply a clear top coat, so if you want a different feel of the polish, just apply some!

My sister chose Riveting, as it had the whole "girl on fire" effect! Its a very very pretty red orange with small gold glitters. It has a glossy finish and is easy to apply!

The consistency of the polish after its applied appears to be jelly-like. Its a gorgeous color for summer and makes your fingers appear fairer.

China Glaze's Hunger Games Colors from the Capitol can be purchased online through Digital Traincase, at P360.00 each here. I think they're having another order delivered soon so do check back from time to time if the rest of the polishes would be available!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

IN2IT Waterproof Gel Liner Review

As all of you know, I am always on the look-out for cheaper but effective eyeliners as I cannot live without them. Recently I have been spending a small fortune on MAC's Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved, which costs around P800 a piece. Now this can get rather expensive if you're an avid eye pencil user like me, as I usually use a liner pencil when I'm lazy to do eye make-up and do a standard smokey eye. I use up eyeliner pencils very quickly, and this was what prompted me to hunt down a new brand to use.

Here comes the IN2IT Waterproof Gel Liner in Very Black to the rescue! I've been seeing this around malls and I thought of giving it a try!

What IN2IT says:
A smooth and soft gel liner, that glides onto the skin. The pencil shape gives balance making it easier to hold and apply. Quick drying, waterproof, and super long wearing. No running, no smudging, no 'panda eyes', no fragrance. Easy to apply and remove.
One of the things I love about the product is that it comes with its own sharpener!

Sorry for the blurry photos, I don't know what was up with me that day, I just couldn't take good photos at all!

The pencil is very soft when you use it against your eye, even when you sharpen the tip it still remains its softness. But it always creates a thick line, so if you want a thinner line, you have to position the pencil well.

I also like the pencil because its best for tight lining the lower lash line. It doesn't hurt at all and my eyes are quite sensitive--or maybe they're used to being lined? I really don't know!

I tried to smudge it while it was drying, and it only moved a little bit. I wanted to test what would happen if I rub my eyes.

I like the creaminess of the formula and how thick the line comes out that you only need one stroke and you already have the desired color you want. It also doesn't smudge nor comes off with water, so you need an eye make-up remover for this one.

I'm currently eyeing the Aztec Gold version of this eyeliner because it looks super cool!:D

The IN2IT Waterproof Gel Liner is available in most department stores in SM or PCX for only P375.00.