Friday, June 14, 2013

Lucido-L: Crowning Glory at its best!

Hair? Oh come on! We girls shouldn't be questioned why we're pretty much obsessed with it. Hair coloring, rebonding, curling - you name it we did it! That's how we roll. :) But because of it, we tend to damage our hair, thus making it hard to bring back the shiny smooth hair we once had back then.

Dry, flat, limp hair. Oh! How I wish I can repair it in just a matter of seconds! Is that possible? Tell me! Tell me, now! *justkidding

In any way possible, can mine turn like this? Pretty please? Btw, she's using Lucido-L Curling milk here. Beautiful, right?

Thanks to fashion blogger Tricia Gosingtian (photo above) for sharing this product, namely, Lucido-L. A Japanese hair styling brand, and yes, we know Japanese girls have this long sleek hair that I, well, personally envy. Oops!

I'm really eyeing the Lucido-L Hair Make Supplement Treatment Oil Straight, a variant that targets extra dry hair due to damages caused by rebonding/coloring and of course, the one that I'd first want the moment I laid my eyes on it, is the Lucido-L Hair Make Supplement Styling Milk Curl, just because I love to have beautiful fluffy curls, plus, it's also heat protectant. How cool is that? I do believe it's never too late to have stunning tresses. I hope I can try their products sooooon! :)

Thanks to Ms. Tricia Gosingtian for letting us borrow her photos. Check out her blog here. :)
Check out Lucido-L's Facebook Page, too!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Review: Estee Lauder Blush All Day in Desert

I didn't expect I would love my skin being this tanned. I actually thought that I'm toasted, but my sister said, "Anong toasted? Roasted kamo!" (Toasted? Roasted it is!) :D Oh well, whatever -ted it is, I so love my color right now. Anyway, let's proceed to my review of EL blush. This is, for the nth time, my sister's thingy, but I'm the one who's using it just because my roasted skin loves it. So here it is.

 The brush included is scratchy, but then I prefer using my trusty Marionnaud blush brush

 A matte dusty rose-brown color that looks so natural specially for morenas.

when swatched

I personally disliked this during my fair skin days, lol. But as of the moment, I really really love how it suits my dark skin. A natural flush of color is all I need since having this complexion really can't make blushes show that much. Plus point is how completely matte it is. I recommend this for morenas out there looking for that natural glow. Not so bold, yet not so boring. Likey! :)

  • decent staying power
  • matte for that natural look
  • unique shade
  • sheer (perfect for lazy girls like me- talk about blending this and that :D)
  • though it's sheer with one swipe, color can be intensified with few swipes w/o looking cakey
  • sturdy little packaging (easily tossed in any purse!)
  • non-acnegenic, fragrance-free and Dermatologist-tested

  • not so pigmented (you need to swipe few times to get the desired pop of color you want)
  • brush included is useless

Rating: 4.5/5

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer

Another bronzer post girlas! My sister has this for a long time, that she lost it and thank God found it. Here it is.

 See the shimmers at the bottom?

when blended

I think the shade is much more suitable for dark skinned girls as it looks a little muddy on me. But with a light hand, you can make it work and definitely look good. Though it's not completely matte as the name claims, the shimmers are not that obvious when swatched on the skin. So far, I would say it's a good bronzer. But I wouldn't buy it for myself because of the hefty price tag. :D

  • gives a nice bronzy skin that's not flat
  • the shimmers are not that obvious, but it provides a little glowy finish
  • buildable and nice to work with
  • long wearing
  • dermatologist-tested

  • expensive for $30 or P1,260
  • not completely matte
  • can get a little muddy if applied heavily

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review: Monea Curl Defining Milk

Been using this since last year, and I think it's about time to share my raves and rants about this certain product.

 It's in a milky form that I find too runny, but still a good thing because it doesn't feel heavy on my hair.

 My hair with Monea after removing curlers. Yes, I sleep with them. :)

I actually like this product than the Syoss Airy Curl Cream (review here) because of 1. It can hold the curls even the day after; 2. Doesn't make my hair feeling heavy; and 3. It's cheaper than the latter. I find myself reaching for this more often than the airy curl cream, especially for a long day ahead. I'm glad I bought this one, though for some disadvantages, too much application can make your hair a little bit coarse and sticky. Just be careful, though.

  • holds curls for 12+ hours
  • doesn't feel heavy on the hair
  • a lot of product so a little goes a long way
  • cheap for P98.00
  • available locally

  • too much can make hair rough and sticky

Rating: 4/5

Friday, March 15, 2013

Crochet Tops

Last year, I was so into crochet shorts that I rummaged plenty of stores to find one. And history repeats itself I guess. Now I'm so into crochet tops and luckily, I scored one in SM. Yipee! Anyhoo, here are some crochet tops that I'm currently digging.

Review: Banana Boat Sunscreen Lip Balm

Hi guys! Just got from a short vacation in Coron, Palawan. Anyway, since it's summer already, and beach bumming is coming our way, I'm gonna share a precious little thingy I got before we flew to Palawan. Check this out!

Banana Boat Lip Balm, Aloe Vera with Vitamin E, is very water resistant and moisturizes and soothes dry chapped lips. This ultra-sheer formula with AvoTriplex technology protects in 3 ways: 1. Against sunburn with high UVB protection; 2. Against the effects of aging and long-term skin damage with high UVA protection; and 3. Lasts longer than ordinary sunscreens since it doesn't break down.


I must say I'm so impressed with this product. Really made my puckers so soft and um, kissable? Heee! Plus, it has SPF 30 which is a MUST-HAVE this summer. It also has Aloe Vera and Vitamin E for ultimate regeneration. And what I love the most is that it's water resistant! Who wouldn't love that? I definitely recommend this. Go try it!

  • makes lips soft and smooth
  • with SPF 30 for ultimate sun protection
  • very water-resistant
  • super affordable for P80.00
  • cute, fuss-free packaging

  • the only thing that I don't like is that it doesn't glide easily on my lips. You have to put some effort to make it stick on. :D

Rating: 5/5

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Review: Etude House Bronze Skin Maker

Sorry for the long hiatus, guys! Anyway, as summer is fast approaching, I thought I might share a must-have product (especially for tanned girls out there!) to make your tan pop more! Check this out!

I got the Shade 1 in Pink Brown btw, and thanks to my cousin, Zabrina, who gave this to me! :)

 L: Bronzer; R: Base

 L-R: Bronzer, Base, Mixed


 Completely shimmery

As for my thoughts, I have a love-hate relationship with this product. Love, because it looks so natural on me, unlike other powder bronzers that I've tried which can look so obvious people know you put something on it. On the other hand, I kind of don't really like it because it's sometimes a little bit hard to blend. You really need an ample amount of time to get the desired look/finish. Overall, if you're looking for a natural bronzer, you might want to try this. But if you're a matte fan, veer away from this. I'm telling you, the shimmers are reflective, but hey, it's summer! :)

  • great for natural bronzed look
  • 2 products in one
  • doesn't cake
  • Base has a great amount (30ml), plus sunscreen- SPF 15 PA+
  • cute packaging
  • smells good! :)

  • a little expensive for P628.00
  • bronzer has only 5ml (too small)
  • can be a tad bit hard to blend

Rating: 3.9/5

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: Elizabeth Arden's Eyeshadow Duo

When it comes to eyeshadows, I am more of a matte than of the shimmery type. And EA's eyeshadows come in handy. I have their Quad Compact which was a great buddy for everyday wear because it gives me that no makeup look, just the way I want. Now let me introduce you to its little sister, which is the Eyeshadow Duo.

 The packaging is so small, yet so cutie patootie!

 L: matte pale pink; R: shimmery taupe

 The pink one doesn't do much color.

I also have the same pale pink color in the eyeshadow quad btw. Feels smooth to touch, I must say. I like how well they go with each other. I love how subtle the shimmers in taupe are, really perfect for everyday use. But if you prefer the pronounced type, you'll not want this. This compact also includes a little mirror, and an eyeshadow brush which apparently was lost. It's also easy to blend, though its a little powdery, but not much fallout you can spot. Overall, a great little product even perfect for traveling, and makeup junkies that want to skip the tedious process of blending pigmented ones. :)

  • sturdy little compact
  • smooth and easy to blend
  • perfect shades for everyday look
  • has a little mirror and an eyeshadow brush
  • includes a matte and a shimmery shade

  • can get a little powdery
  • not widely available

Rating: 4/5

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Heart's Day!

It's always been fun to celebrate the love day with your significant other. But that doesn't mean that Valentine's Day is only for couples. Of course, everyone is entitled to have some lovin' this season. Anyway, sharing you photos of me and my boyfriend. Having someone to hug and hold you feels so surreal, and I'm grateful he's always there for me. Being with him for more than 5 years just makes me smile, you know. I didn't even expect we'd last this long. But then, we still have plenty of hurdles to hop along. And I hope, even if we trip on those, we'll help each other to stand and face whatever endeavor comes along. Happy heart's day everyone! :)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Review: Human Heart Nature's Balancing Face Toner

Hi girlas! Again, Friday is fast approaching! Let me share with you my fave of all time, HHN's Balancing Face Toner. This product is just WOW. I'm deeply aware how much I loved Snoe's toner, but because I'm looking for a cheaper and gentler (yes, Snoe's stings like hell) alternative, I opted for this baby. And I'm glad I did. And for the second time, I got the big one (para hati kami ni bf!)

I bought it together with their feminine wash and Sunflower oil

 100ml costs P110.00

Recently got the 200ml bottle ~P195.00 (saved P25)

What can I say? I love it, and love it, and love it that I'm on my second bottle now. Doesn't sting and irritate, smells really good, and makes my skin visibly clear and radiant. No goosepimps here, and as far as I remember, I didn't experience breakouts. This variant is designed for oily or combination skin, and they also have other variants such as the Nourishing Face Toner which has Tomato Extract (for normal or sensitive skin), and the Hydrating Face Toner which has Moringa Extract (for dry or mature skin). I definitely recommend this product. :)

  • skin feels clean and radiant looking
  • helped me steer clear from acne
  • prevents pimples from coming out of their unfashionably horrendous closet
  • non-drying
  • smells like orange!
  • 3 variants to choose from to suit every unique skin type and condition
  • big enough to last a long time
  • has elemi (for healing), sugar beet (helps reduce inflammation), and aloe vera (for moisturizing) ~got it from their website
  • doesn't sting nor made me breakout
  • 100% Natural
  • affordable. P110.00 for 100ml; P195.00 for 200ml

  • sometimes out of stock (just like the Sunflower oil)

Rating: 5/5

Have you tried this? Let me know how it works for you! :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Review: Syoss Airy Curl Cream

I didn't know Syoss has a curling cream until I saw it in Landmark, Trinoma. And because I'm running out of my Monea, and because I wanted to try a new one, I gave in. Syoss came from the makers of Schwarzkopf, which by all means is known worldwide. Now let's proceed to the main subject. Check out the pictures below.

It's a pretty pale pink cream that has the same consistency with Monea, though I'd prolly say that this is less runny, more of a dense cream that's why it feels heavy on the hair. But the good thing is, just as what it promised, no stickiness. That's what I'm looking for, wherein Monea made my hair a tad greasy and sticky. BUT, be careful cause it might make your hair stiff if you applied too much. Also, it doesn't hold curls for a long time, maybe 6-8 hours is the longest, unlike Monea which still holds my curls in place even the next day. Overall, I think it's a so-so product. Not that promising, but for the price, you can't go wrong because it still does its claims.

  • no sticky feel!
  • packaging comes in a professional look
  • affordable for P120.00; 85g

  • doesn't hold curls for the whole day (which is 12 hours for me)
  • hair can get coarse if too much is applied
  • hard to find (got this in Landmark Supermarket at Trinoma)

Rating: 3/5

Still on the loose for that perfect curling cream. Any suggestions, guys? :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Review: Pinkies Collections Eyeshadow in Skintone

Hola! (Dora lang?) :D So happy because it's Friday again. Anyway, here's a quick review of James Cooper's sister brand, which is Pinkies Collections. I've been meaning to have a nude eyeshadow, fortunately I saw one from their line. Another plus is that it's matte, and it's super affordable! So here it is. Btw, the one's written here is Pinkie Swear, and I heard they already changed it to Pinkies Collections. Just sayin'. :)

 few swipes


  • subtle pigmentation (no need for too much blending)
  • not really close to my skin tone, but it's a pretty color
  • decent staying power
  • matte!
  • expiration is written and clearly seen
  • affordable for P70.00

  • only encased in a hard plastic
  • a little powdery
  • can crease even if set properly

Rating: 3.9/5