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Product Empties #1

So I am going to start a series here in my blog called “Product Empties.” The post will be about any makeup or skincare item I use up. I will have a quick review on these items when I finish them. Since I have a lot of stuff, expect a post quarterly or maybe less often than that.  The only stuff that I finish up regularly is skincare so I’d only post if I have enough products to talk about. I hope you find this series useful.

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I have 4 product empties for today:

Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair (20.50 USD or approx. 960php). I bought this concealer because of Julia from Blessmybag. I believe we  have the same skintone so I lean towards whatever she uses. She used this as an undereye concealer and it’s actually pretty good at that. The shade I got has a slightly pinky undertone that counteracts dark circles. Would I buy it again? No, just because I’ve used a cheaper alternative (aka Maybelline Fit me in 15 Fair) and it works just as good.

Dior Addict Lip Glow in 001 (33 usd or approx. 1,540 php). This is a very expensive lip balm. “The first universal balm by Dior reacts to the unique chemistry of each woman’s lips to give them a natural flush of custom pink that suits her skin tone. As if revived from within, lips are fresh, full and radiant. “ That’s according to the description box from Dior’s website. During daytime, it’s the first thing I apply in my makeup routine. It’s not too slippery and leaves my lips hydrated and prepped for whatever lip product I’d use that day. At night, I use it before I sleep and when I wake up, I always have plump and moisturized lips. Would I buy it again? No. I got this in a set that I bought in Incheon airport. I thought then I was getting it at a bargain. But then again, it’s lipbalm, Meg. It’s too expensive. 🙁 I get the same results with my Innisfree Lip Treatment and that’s 160php.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (17 USD, 50ml or approx. 793php). This thing is the bomb, okay? I really love it. It’s suppose to clear your pores as you leave it on to dry and wash it off your skin. My skin feels super soft every time I use this. I only had a deluxe (but very generous) size of this, 50ml but it really lasts a long time. I’ve used it once a week quite religiously and it lasted me for almost a year. Would I buy it again? YES.

Origins Modern Friction (20usd, 50ml or approx 934php). I love love this facial scrub. I  use it twice a week and it leaves my skin baby soft. This plus charcoal mask combo is seriously my holy grail cleansing combo especially when I am having pesky unwanted breakouts. Would I buy it again? Uhm, I already have a backup waiting to be opened. Hehe.

That’s all I have for this post! Until my next empties <3 That means I need to really start using up my stuff…

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FOTD #7: First day of work

I was dreading this day. January 5. That means I have to go back to work. NOOOOOOO. /sadface.  Our office has a shutdown and the 3-week vacation flew by so quickly I felt it was not enough. Who’s with me on this?

So to get me going last Monday, I decided to document it and kick off 2015 with my seventh FOTD post. Painting my face with makeup was the only thing that got me excited for work.

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See the products I used after the cut! Continue reading FOTD #7: First day of work

FOTD #5 – Flawless Base

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I haven’t been feeling my best the past week because my hyperacidity attacks are at its peak again.  I thought I got it under control until l took a few sips of Matcha Latte from Happy Lemon 2 Sundays ago.  Ika nga nila, masarap ang bawal.  Caffeine is my biggest trigger and my hyperacidity acts up and as a result, I couldn’t breathe properly because too much acid produces too much air in my stomach. I feel so bloated when this happens.

So I am back to my usual medication, and I am back to eating small frequent meals throughout the day. Bummer.

Anyway, enough of my health issues. Sharing you another face of the day post!

Face. I finally used my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Beige. I seriously need to put out all my base products so I could use them all up. This foundation is slightly watery so it’s very lightweight but gives a beautiful dewy, medium coverage. I used Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand to cover the redness around my nose and some hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. For blush, I used Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Berry Pop to give my cheeks some color. Since I am oily, I used Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder to set my base. This is an awesome powder since it makes my face looks amazingly flawless.  I then set everything with MAC fix+ setting spray.  Continue reading FOTD #5 – Flawless Base

Morning and Evening Skincare Routine

I started using any type of skincare item when I was 23 and it was only because I liked the smell of my cousin’s moisturizer. My very first moisturizer was from Origins: A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea. I swear it smells so good. For the next 4-5 years, I used this as my night time moisturizer. I didn’t use any during day time because this was too emollient and I don’t want extra moisture on my already oily skin.

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Continue reading Morning and Evening Skincare Routine

Makeup and Skincare Haul from Lotte Duty Free

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Hello everyone!

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I just came back from a week’s trip to Seoul, South Korea. One of the things that got me excited with this trip is the beauty/skincare items. Korea’s a country that’s very big in the beauty department. There is a makeup store literally every after 10 steps.  In some areas, they’d be situated side by side (hello, Myeongdong, Hongdae, Ehwa University).  Continue reading Makeup and Skincare Haul from Lotte Duty Free