Empties: May 2015

I thought that I’ll be leaving the month of May with my Bambam on my arms, but I guess he is taking his time and still is enjoying his luxury suite inside my tummy. Nevertheless, I am so happy that he is going full term – as I am 38 weeks last Friday!


Off! Soft & Scented – effective and safe mosquito repellent with soothing chamomile.

Vitress Instant Relax Cuticle Coat – there are actually five variants of Vitress specified to create different hair styles and care for specific type of tresses. This product contains special serum that wraps and seals strands to protect hair from damage while giving hair that extra shine and smoothness for instant straight hair.

Vitress Heat Protect – a must use hair product if you’re planning to soak under the sun or at least use hair tools like straighteners, blowers and curlers.

Celeteque Brightening Anti-Aging with SPF 16 – another sample tub from BDJ Bpx. I love to use this as a day moisturizer just before applying make up

ELF Gel Liner in Black – smooth and glides on easily until it dried out. :O The plastic container wasn’t that reliable.

Maybelline MasterLiner in Brown – you just have to be very careful in using this as hard hands may break the pencil. :/

Maybelline HyperCurl Volume Express – my non-existent lashes became visible and thicker. Pain in the *ss to remove if you don’t have proper makeup remover. Celeteque cleansing oil does the job (removing mascara) well.

ELF Eye Primer & Liner Sealer – I didn’t enjoy this product, not in a bit. The eye primer is too thick and it doesn’t help on keeping my eye makeup in place, it melts away. IDK if it is because of the humid weather or because I put too much, I tried putting as little as possible with failed result. The container itself is not very sturdy because it’s made with plastic – I dropped and break the liner sealer spilling the liquid. Sad.

Nature Republic Lemon Balm and Aritaum Fresh Essence Mask in Hydraulic Acid – some of my goodies that I got from Korea! 🙂 In instantly makes my face softer and smoother.

MJ Morning Glory Parfum – unisex perfume that last for a day.


Cycles Sensitive Diaper Cream – Just like any other Cycles Sensitive product, it is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and paraben-free. This got my back whenever baby pass a hard stool that irritate his skin, and it is also good on irritated genitals that was soaked in urine – sometimes we tend to forget to change/check diaper in time hence this happens. A thin layer is all I need when it comes to my baby, a swipe of thin layer of this and the redness will disappear after a while.

Victoria’s Secret Body Splash – in Sweet Temptation is a lush sensual fragrance with a hint of sweetness.

Ever Bilena Daily Sunblock Whitening Lotion – I didn’t see any whitening effect and it’s a bit heavy on my skin so this is better used when you’re inside an air-conditioned room with a some errands outside.

Avon Solutions Sun – has SPF 30. It’s in a spray bottle for easier use and is in liquid/water form hence easily absorbed by skin, lightweight but makes your skin look oily/shiny which is a good/bad thing depending on your preference. Definitely not for photo ops.

Skin White Whitening Facial Cleanser – good makeup remover and cleanser in one on days when I’m too tired to have a decent face wash before going to bed.

Natasha Shimmer Cologne in Paradiso Maui – perfectly used as a cologne and body glitter in one. Shimmer will stay the whole day while you have to reapply at least once to keep the fragrance strong enough. Glitters and scent to accessorize!

Kojie San Lolita in Fantasy – a cologne spray perfect for summer. Not too strong and gives a sweet scent of freshness.

United Homes Ferusulfate Iron – cheap iron supplement in preventing and treating iron deficiency anemia and also safe for pregnant and lactating women.

Vidal Sassoon Shampoo and Conditioner – first off, thank you so much BDJ Box for sending this over. It leaves hair feeling silky smooth without feeling heavy on my scalp. Manageable hair – clean and conditioned.

Physiogel Cleanser – more about this here.

Happy to abide my adieu to these useful products so that I could get my hands on new ones that are worth to try. Hello June! Please rain my way with more blessings! 🙂

Empties: April to June 2014

My empties could have been a monthly post as intended but life got me busy it made my bag unorganized and empties unposted.

Bag, schedule, life. One word. Mess.And I like it!  #optimist #bringiton All Inclusive by Judy Astley will keep me company.

Of course, I wanna get on track and move on, cleaning my vanity by emptying products that lives there like forever is a good detoxifying habit! 🙂

Taya Beauty Amazon White Clay Thickening Conditioner – more of this here.

Pond’s Anti-Bacterial Facial Scrub with Herbal Clay – I love the smell and it’s refreshing after wash feel. Does the job well too.

Block & White Natural Pearl – that I used as a hand cream. It has UV protection and whitens skin at the same time.

Splash Hair Polish Hairdressing cream – finally, I’m ready to get my hands on my other

Taya Beauty goodies.

Anew Vitalizing Cream – again. It did break me out so I just used this as a makeup remover mostly. The sale tag kept me buying this, I always give in! Temptation, temptation! lol

L’Oreal Youth Code – Alas! This is a bittersweet goodbye. Why empty out on me? Why now that I’m used on using your dropper? (I tilt the jar as I’m typing this, hoping to get the last juicy drop! I did! And oh it smells a-mazing still!) Well, maybe because it done its part. I think I’ll be saying hi to another bottle of Youth Code AFTER I finish all of my serums in my stash.

Ever Bilena BB Cream in Oriental shade – I used my Too Cool for School BB Cream as highlight with this as contour. Great match! But I think it would be awhile if ever I decided to try this out again. I’m now on my first bottle of Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation in 360 Golden Caramel which I cannot see on Revlon’s kiosk at SM Aura! Boo! [but not really, if you know what I mean? 😉 ]

Johnson’s Baby Lotion in Milk – do I have to say more?

Johnson’s Baby Lotion in Pink – classic.

Myra-E Shine-Free Face Powder in Light – Packed with Vitamin E with SPF 15 and hypoallergenic!

ELF Two-Way Cake Foundation – has SPF 15 but seriously, the packaging needs an upgrade it looks cheaper than other cheaper local two-way cake foundation out there!

Slimmers World Gentaflou cream – perfect for just got burned facial warts and zits. 🙂

Maybelline Hypercurl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara – 2nd tube. I think I’ll skip using mascaras for now, since I’m using Lavish Lashes for the second time around. I decided to give this a try again despite of my not-so-good first time try. Talk about SECOND CHANCES! Ha! (If we are as close as lovers are, you’ll laugh so hard you could skip your crunches!)

Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash – this is one in my list of snatch-from-the-cradle products! Sorry Clyde! 😛

Yves Rocher UVBeauty Shield – SPF50, PA++, lightweight. Does the job like a Mafia boss.

Celeteque Tri-Benefit Power Cream – first off, thank you so much BDJ Box and BDJ Power Planner for these cute samples. Now on my last sample tub and ready to buy the regular size. (Looking for my BDJ Lifestyle card! :P)

Hygienix Hand Sanitizer – this is a bag resident. Keeps you your hand clean. Door knob clean. Toilet bowl clean. Just clean. and smells wonderful too.

 Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Scar Serum – I use this on my pregnancy tiger stripes and heart surgery scar. It does lightens the area and tightens the skin as well. It also reminds me of Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory.

That’s it! Let’s wish more products to go so that more will come! Haha! Love all, trust a few and do bad to no one because you sure will reap what you sow!

P.S. Karma will get you where it hurts the most. 😉

My Prize From Earthlingorgeous’ Midyear Giveaway!

I’m one of the silent readers of Ms. Earth’s blog and she’s one of those I unread after reading in my inbox aside from these blogs I regularly read – Hi Ms. Tara of The Chronicles of Vanity!. #youknowwhatthatmeans I always join her giveaways and fortunately won her latest as seen on the blog title of this post. What we did was just put our name, age and location and she randomly chose a winner. ❤ I won everything on the photo below.

eg So excited about the Flyshade’s wayfarer and this nude lipstick from Maybelline!

IMG_07272013_144417 This is colorsensational 275 in crazy coffee and yes I blog mobile (here I use My/Phone A818 duo) which brings me to buying this blog-friendly but cheap phone! So can’t wait to use it! 😛

Another thing I got was this Maybelline MasterLiner in BR-1 It’s a reddish-brown eyeliner that could build up and intensify perfect for soft everyday neutral eyes, smoked or not. 🙂 Has a creamy texture that wouldn’t drag the skin because it glides well. It’s not that long and is kind of hard to remove using wetwipes alone because its smudge proof and resistant to water but a regular makeup remover will do. No need to sharpen because you just twist the handle to protrude product but has a tendency to break if it’s too long or if the pressure is too high.

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Thank you so much Ms. Earth! xx

Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation

As much as I love liquid foundation, I have to oily skin. So I only get to use them when I know I’ll be stucked on an airconditioned room, or better yet, stucked in Baguio, which I’m not most of the time. I hunt for an oil free, water based foundation and at last I found

Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation

here are the swatches with flash and with out:

aqua 2

What I love about it is that it’s water based – oil free, hence perfect match for my oil-factory glands! Alas, it is also a perfect match for sensitive skin because its hypoallergenic as well! I feels light and it has a matte finish, another perfect product for flash photography! Perfect on-the-go! But you just have to make sure you blend it fast because it dries fast and doesn’t need to be set with powder. It’s affordable for a decent product that could last for a whole day. 🙂 If you have visible blemishes and acne marks, you should fill them out with concealer because this is not that good on hiding imperfections and although it has a limited number of shades, I guess most of Filipina skin would fit on the range. 🙂

What other brands of gel foundation would you recommend? 🙂

Maybelline – Color Sensational Lip Liner in Toast 25 Reviews + Giveaway!


Reviews from MakeupAlley.com:

I originally set out to the Maybelline section in search of a nude liner in the ColorSensational section called Nude (20). I had heard about it from a Youtuber. I picked it up, but then noticed the color next to it, Toast (25). Toast looked a bit more “nude” to me, but I stuck with the Nude one because it was the one mentioned in the video. However, it began to bug me as Nude didn’t look that Nude on my lips…it looked peachy brown. So I did my research and went back and got Toast and the Clear lipliner (which is awesome by the way). Toast is sooo much better as a nudish lipliner than Nude on my NW20 skin, rosey brown lips. I can wear Toast alone and have it look right or as a base under any of my lippies (same is true for the Clear liner as well). So don’t be fooled by the name. Toast might be your “nude” lipliner of choice.

Have been using maybelline lip pencils for years. I much prefer the pencil types to the push up types as they usually go on more easily and don’t break. I loved the 20 shade in nude but I went to get another one as it was only 1″ left and they didn’t have it. So I picked up toast 25 and I have to say I think I prefer it. It’s very natural looking. Lip pencils really help to make your lips look fuller and the colour remains most if the day. None others that I have tried have been as effective as maybellines. I’m a lifelong repurchaser of these!

Toast may be the most underrated “nude” shade in the drugstore shelves. Well, at least that is for fairer girls such as myself, with moderately pigmented lips and roughly NC/NW 20-25 skin. 

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