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Sunday, September 29, 2013

October Discount Code Alert!!!

  Use discount code FALL2013 at Sigma Beauty valid from the 1st of October until the 31st.  Take advantage of the 10% discount to get their latest brushes and limited edition makeup.  =)

***Disclosure: I am a Sigma Affiliate 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Unboxing: Tokyo Love Soap

  If you love Japanese beauty products chances are you might be familiar with this particular brand of soap.  I've been seeing these in Instagram for the last few weeks but paid no attention.  Until I got curious and went online to learn more about Tokyo Love Soap (I will refer to the brand as TLS in this post).  These soaps are manufactured by Happy Price Co. Ltd. in Japan.  There seem to be four permanent variants available and luckily sent me samples of each for review which I'll do in a later post.    
Top left to right: TLS Premium, TLS Medicated
Bottome left to right: TLS Original, TLS Pure Girls 

  The back of each box looks like this and everything is in Japanese except for the "Made in Japan" printed at the bottom =P

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tools: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

  Having hooded eyelids and stick-straight lashes make it a necessity for me to curl them each time I do my makeup.  But I've always used the cheaper eyelash curlers found at the mall.  I know nothing compares to Shu Uemura's iconic eyelash curler but I just don't see the point of spending that much cash on this particular item.  That is until I found an online seller who retails this item for only PhP 750 (mall price: PhP 1000+).  And it was very timely that my other eyelash curler just won't curl my lashes anymore even if I changed the pads. =(     

Monday, September 2, 2013

EOTD: Using Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister Eyeshadow

  So, I was checking out my makeup palettes hoping to get some inspiration and I noticed my Urban Decay I ♥ NY palette.  I barely touched it and the only eyeshadow I was using from this one is the matte black. =P  I love the colors but the shimmer can sometimes be too over the top.  Then I noticed this purple on the lower right hand corner and it's just so pretty I gotta use it.  =)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Discount Code Alert!

  Sigma is giving a 10% off for purchases from September 1 to 30.  Use code LJW2013.  Happy shopping!  =)

***Disclosure: I am a Sigma Affiliate

Friday, August 9, 2013

EOTD: Using Clinique Strawberry Fudge Eyeshadow Duo

  Today's EOTD is inspired by this eyeshadow palette from Clinique in Strawberry Fudge.  I've had this palette for ages but I haven't really used it until now.  Actually, eyeshadow duos are alien to me as I've learned to do eyes using at least three eyeshadows.  But because this palette is so unique and pretty I can't just ignore it forever =P

  The palette contains a shimmery golden pink (left) and a shimmery brownish plum (right) eyeshadow.  Pigmentation is quite good but it fades and creases on my oily lids.  This can be easily remedied by using an eyeshadow primer and a cream base to make the colors stand out.         

Clinique Eyeshadow Duo in Strawberry Fudge

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Really, really, really bad skin =(

WARNING: The following image might gross you out!!!

  Growing up with almost clear skin, adult acne came as a shock to me.  I did not suffer the wrath of acne until last year when I suddenly got plagued with cystic acne.  I know something is wrong with my hormones and stuff so I scoured the internet for answers.  While I resort to the internet, I highly suggest you check with your dermatologist.  I'm just sharing my experience and this post should not be treated as an expert opinion.

  I have here a snapshot of my left cheek.  As you can see, I don't have any active cystic acne at the moment but I have a lot of dark acne scars.  I'm too ashamed of my skin that I watermarked my image using a font color similar to my skin tone =(  Being used to having clear skin in previous years, I tried to get rid of acne by picking on them which is a big no no!!!  Sometimes I find myself picking on my skin when I'm stressed and just realized it became a habit... a bad one =(

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

So, where have I been?

  Writing this post after 10 months of being MIA feels like the first time all over again.  My apologies for not updating my blog for so long.  I can think of a thousand excuses for not doing blog posts but to sum it up... life just happened.

  No, I did not have a "writer's block".  I've just been very busy procrastinating =P  Kidding aside, I just found it difficult to juggle between household chores, taking care of our dogs, WORK, BUSINESS and JUICING.  Yes, I did say business =P  I've started selling online mainly cosmetics and I've also started juicing for better health.