Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shine Keeper: The Face Shop Span Matte Compact Powder

Wow tomorrow would be Friday! That means its the last day for the week. Time is flying so fast the next thing you know its weekend then its Monday again (hahaha!). This week is pretty stressful since deadlines were everywhere :( I don't want to think about it for awhile so let me immerse in this little home I have over at cyberspace :)

It's nice to be able to finish a product. You know that it did somehow work for you. In my case, I usually finish a product if it works fine with me like no breakout and a bit of improvement. I sometimes finish something just because I need to get the worth of my money (hahaha!). One product that I'm done with is The Face Shop Span Matte Compact Powder.

 my doggie-doggie likes it :)

The Face Shop Span Matte Compact Powder

  • Inspired by water drops this light-weight base makeup line is formulated with tropical fruits that prevents allergy and dryness.
  • Containing silicon this powder gives sheer natural looking coverage with high water retention. Skin looks clean and polished all day never cakey. Sheer to Medium coverage.

My say:
Performance: 5/5 stars
Packaging: 4/5 stars
Pricing: 4/5 stars

This is a good pact and I'm happy that I have tried this. It does its job in keeping my skin away from that ugly oiliness. It keeps shine-free up to 4 hours :) That is okay for me since I always do retouch every after 4 hours and it doesn't cake up. No break out for me :) Well I did break out when using this but I do not blame this pact since its totally hormonal issue. I got the number 21 shade and it perfectly fits my skin shade. Its very light that it gives a transparent color thus blending well with my skin :) I do like the design of the pact. Its comes in a petal-like pact case and it's in color pink! The only downside is the case that separates the puff from the powder. It comes with a plastic that wasn't built with the case. It can be inconvenient and less hygienic since you have to completely remove the case and there are tendency it could fall down on a dirty surface and thus you have to clean it :( I wish they made a built-in separate case just like the other pact I had. I bought this for almost Php 600 (I'm not quite sure) at local face Shop stores.

I hope tomorrow would be less stressful. Enjoy your Thursday night :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Missha Pure Source Sheet Mask - Tea Tree

Monday is back :( Weekend is over and I'm back in this small cubicle of mine. Well stressful week is smiling at me. Argh! I always prepared myself for the week ahead in order to reduce that stress. Why does my work always had stress by its side?!? Well every job will always have stress with them. I think they go together (hahaha!). One thing I always prepare is my skin. And what better to use is a nice sheet mask. Yesterday I used Missha Pure Source Sheet Mask in Tea Tree.

Missha Pure Source Sheet Mask - Tea Tree

Pure cotton sheet mask to deliver pure nature.
It is enriched with tea tree ingredient, makes your skin fresh and clear.

My say:
Performance: 3.5/5 stars
Packaging: 4/5 stars
Pricing: 4/5 stars

This mask is for anti-trouble. I'm not very much happy using this mask. It didn't help in soothing the only pimple I had. A bit of itchiness on my lower chin but it subsided in a few minutes. Good thing I didn't break out but then it did nothing to help in minimizing the only pimple I had :( I like the sheet size though because it fits my face well. This has no irritating scent. It felt a bit sticky after 20 minutes but it easily absorbed by my skin :) I think this is still worth it to buy but for now I need something that will help in minimizing my pores and lighten some acne marks.

I hope you all had a good day today :) 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dermstrata Erythromycin Solution

Finding the perfect product that suits your skin needs is very difficult. Trial and error will always be there. Trying stuff hoping it will give miracles and won't give any negative issues. I think this is what we should always do in finding for that right product that suits our skin. Holy Grail products are difficult to find. Finding one would mean finding a treasure that is to be kept for life. And I'm happy to tell you that I found my HG toner that suits me perfectly :) My current HG toner: Dermstrata Erythromycin Solution.

Dermstrata Erythromycin Solution

Erythromycin Solution is a topical macrolide antibiotic that is thought to improve acne by slowing the growth of bacteria on the skin. (

My say:
Performance: 5/5 stars
Packaging: 3/5 stars
Pricing: 4/5 stars

Thanks to my siblings for introducing this to me. I started using this after my first (evah!) glycolic peel at Dermstrata, a local skin clinic and spa. I'm very much happy that this help in my acne issues a lot. Ever since I've used this I have no more huge pimples. Yes I still get pimples occasionally but after a day or two, they are gone. This is to be used every night or else you may end up having a red face like my sister who never asked first how to use this. This is a derma-formulated product so they don't really thought on their packaging. I wish they give it a make-over to give it a bit of a kick. But who really cares since what is important is how well it does its job. I bought this at Php 250 and it seems to easily get out of stock. I think the price is okay considering that you only use it once a day and it lasts for more or less 3 months.

Have you found your HG toner? Do you have acne issues? Perhaps you want to try this.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sun Guard: Biore Perfect Face Milk

Finally I'm able to update my blog :) It was hell this past weeks as a storm hit the country plus the tight schedule work I have. But then that is past so I need to move on and be thankful to God that I'm still surviving and updating my blog (hehehe!).

Rainy season is here. No more sun or should I say there will be less sun. Of course the sun doesn't leave us rather we just rotate around it (elementary science, remember?!? hehehe). Does this mean sun rays ain't that harsh anymore? So is it okay not to wear sunblock anymore? Simple answer, NO! and NO! No matter what there will always be the sun. It's rays will always be harmful to us that is why a good sun defense is needed for the rest of our lives. And sunblock will always be the best weapon against it :) My current favorite sunblock is Biore Perfect Milk Face SPF 50PA+++.

Biore Perfect Face Milk SPF 50 PA+++

My say:
Performance: 5/5 stars
Pricing: 4/5 stars
Packaging: 4.5/stars

I love this sunblock so much that I bought a back up right away which I ended up giving to my sister :( But I'll buy again soon since this is available locally but only through online shops. This is best for oily skin babes like me. It doesn't leave any greasy feel nor greasy look. It has a watery texture and in color white yet no white cast since it blends well with the skin. It is a good make-up base since it gives a matte finish. Perfect if you're in hurry because it acts as two products in one (sunblock and primer/make-up base). There is an alcohol scent to it but very light and bearable. No break out for me! I bought this for Php550 at TLC shop through a pre-order but you can buy this readily at wehaveit43 with the same price. I believe this is much cheaper if bought directly from Japan. The price is not a big issue to me since it works very well :) I like the packaging since it fits in my bag perfectly. It is small and quite slim which fits also in my purse :)  I only wish that it comes in a transparent container so that at least I would know if I am running out of it.

No matter if it is raining or sunny or your at home away from the sun, you still need to arm yourself with sunblock. Even the lights at our homes can harm our poor skin. So make it a habit to put on sunblock into your daily life :)

Have a wonderful weekend ahead :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

sale and giveaway...

July could only mean one thing to me, S-A-L-E!!! It's mid-year sale here in the country (usually by the end of the month, though there are already sales going on). Singapore and Malaysia are still on their Mega sale, I believe. My favorite online seller, Charmaine is doing pre-orders to Korean cosmetics summer sale. The past weeks there had been sales on the likes of Etude House, Nature Republic and now Missha. Ooohh... They are cutting off as much as 50%! Wow! Great savings indeed and I'm going nuts about it, hehehe! I love Korean cosmetics even Japanese brand. I'm very much suited to their products. Perhaps because they were intended for Asian people :) So if you want to buy some items from Missha at a lower price visit her website then :)

Another great news for Korean lovers (like me!), ELLI DUVOLLE is having a great giveaway! She's giving some Korean cosmetics to a lucky one worth $60! Anything you want so long it's worth $60, of course. If you are lemming on something and seems you can't get your hands on it, well this is your chance. Do visit her site to know more the details :)

I'm joining this. I wish I'm in Korea right now and enjoying those fabulous sale, kekeke! I think I need to save up then for it to happen. Ooohhh, this will be difficult. 

Sunday, July 11, 2010


It's very late by the time I'm writing this down. I need to sleep now since tomorrow is the start for work-week. Horrible Monday is coming in less than an hour :( What's even more sadder is that I can't update my blog for awhile in the office since they cut out our internet connection in the office. Well they'll bring it back after I get to request for it. I'll leave that to my acting-boss (since my real-boss is on leave for a year) to do the necessary things. Well I wish and I hope they'll give me back the connection soon (cross-fingers). I don't feel going to the office tomorrow. I want to stay home and be lazy the whole day. I'm thinking now if I'll go to work. My-my-my! Decision should be made now. Ugh! I'm torn between two things. I need to go to work because I have a deadline to meet. I don't need to go to work since there is an issue raised by PNoy that what I'm doing would just end up to be a waste. Well I'm currently doing the payroll system of our Daily-Waged (Casual) employees. Well it is due by the end of the month. With the new government we have in the country, there is a strong belief that these casual employees will be relieved from their work. And it's been speculated that it will be by next month. I don't really know how to react when I heard this. I want to scream but with happiness? Since I don't need to get serious with my system anymore and stop doing what I'm doing. With agony? I've been working on this system for more than a year already and it will all be just a waste! With sadness? More than 300 people will lose their job. And most of them are breadwinners. I really don't know and I just want the truth now since I'm also not at ease with it. Waaahhhh! I wish they could tell me now what is going on or what will really happen. There are other works I need to do also. I have three systems with me and two are needed by the end of the month. Though the payroll system is much important compare to the other one. But in this case I don't know which one I'll need to put more effort. I don't know why I'm ranting right now. Maybe because these are my deep thoughts as of the moment and I need to get it out so that at least I could feel at ease, don't you think so?

Well I think I just go to the office, unless my menstrual cramps will stop me (hehehe, 2nd day is the worst!), and face my work. I'll just get through with the system whether it will be used or not. I'll also give more time to the other system so that I could finish it soon (I hope this week). Life is so complicated! I hope I could get over this soon :) (Please Lord...)

Take care guys! :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

sands, kick, fangs, guns, toy

I've been reviewing more movies lately since there are a lot of good movies that is running in our local cinemas. I have watch several movies over the past weeks. These movies are well received in the country that some had long queue.  These movies are prince of Persia: the Sand of Time, Karate Kid, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The A-Team and Toy Story 3.

Popcorn: 5/5 popcorn

I really had no idea how great this film is. My friend and I just roamed around the mall and ended watching this. We were so happy when we got out the cinema because we didn't expected that it would be that great. Though I read a lot of positive tweets around twitter but I never expected for it to be that good :) This film is a video game adaptation of the same name. Jake Gyllenhaal is smoking-hot in this film. Those abs and muscles, whew! hahaha!

Popcorn: 5/5 popcorn

I have watched this film last month. I never expected this film to be that good. My expectation wasn't that high. I only watched this because my sister wanted me to accompany her to watch this. Good thing she took me with her because this is an amazing film. The story was really great. Jaden Smith (the young kid) acted out well. He was really real on his actions. Amazing kid with a fantastic martial arts moves. I felt weird watching Jackie Chan doing a serious role. I did miss his comical sides but then he was still a great actor. I had read from wikipedia that Sony Pictures is planning to do a sequel due to its success.  This is a great film that children (and even adults) would learn a big lesson.

Popcorn: 5/5 popcorn

This film is madness in the country. Every cinema in town is fully booked that its difficult to get a ticket! Good thing my beautiful elder sister gave me a free ticket to an event for an exclusive screening on Eclipse. She couldn't make it because she was out of town. Eclipse is my favorite book from the Twilight saga. It was the only book that has actions in it. I was looking for more actions in this series and only the third book has it. The film was able to adapt the book very well. Its cinematography is great. The casts (new and old) were also fantastic. The director of this film is a horror film director. No doubt there were this chilling sound, moves and angles that you would usually encounter in an horror film. Edward and Jacob rivalry has increased. There is only one scene I find Edward to look god. Its the scene where Edward and Jacob are talking while Bella was sleeping inside the tent. perhaps he seems to look messy through out the film and that was the only scene where he looks clean (hehehe). But I'm still on Team Edward (hehehe).Overall, Twilight has improved big time. 

Popcorn: 3.5/5 popcorn

I have a comic book of this film. I had no idea what it was nor how popular the comic was. It was even adapted to a television series and now a film adaptation. I was excited to watch this since I did love the comic book. It fell short on my expectation. Though the film was good but it felt like something is missing or lacking on this film. There seems to be some doubts for a sequel to come out soon. Well I hope there will be and I hope to see an improvement in this film.

Popcorn: 5/5 popcorn

After a decade a new Toy Story was released. I can't believed how long the second installment was. I was on my first year high school then. But the long wait was worth it. This film is really great. In fairness, all of the Toy Story series have great screenplay. Kudos to the writers! This is fantastic that you should bring your family and the whole gang to watch this. Amazing lessons that make us think the importance of something we valued.

These were some of the movies I have watched and there are still some on the roll. There are still great films coming out for the rest of the year. 2010 has still lots of exciting films to watch. I need to save some for them then. hahaha!

Enjoy the mid-week :)