Category Archives: Beauty

Get Your Glow On: Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Sun Power Review

As the SoCal heavens part and give way to the glaring sun, it’s time for me to bring out my inner glow! Since blushes have been quite a miss for me because they are either too light, or too pink, or too orange, I’ve taken a likeness to using bronzers as a blush. #improvisationFTW For deeper skin tones, this Mac powder can serve you well. It gives a light hint of color that’s not too orange. It ends up giving a glow to the skin…

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Formula 10.0.6 Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Oil Free Moisturizer Review

After I found my holy grail face moisturizer for my oily skin, I thought I had seen it all. But alas, I was browsing through Ulta last week and I spied with my little eyes this baby that claims to provide a moisturized but yet matte face. For $5, I had nothing to loose. You get a lot of product for only $5, and the packaging looks quite nice…until you open the bottle. Unbeknownst to me when I bought this lotion, the product is actually very…

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Ultimate Nude Makeup ft Colourpop Kapow

This tutorial is for those days when you feel like looking like a million glowing dollar bills without the expensive price tag of some makeup brands. The main star of the video is the Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in Kapow. I’ve been seeing quite a buzz about the grey lipstick on social media, so I thought I’d give it a try. Kapow is a very light brownish-taupe-with-a-slight-mauve-undertone-to-it lipstick. I must admit I did not like it one bit when I first got it because the consistency/formula…

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Petal Fresh Aloe and Pomegranate Clay Facial Masque Review

While home on winter break, I took the liberty of perusing through my skincare stash and I found this gem that I bought four years ago! Thankfully, there was no expiration date so I was good to go. This petal fresh aloe & pomegranate facial clay masque claims to be purifying and I actually find it to be more on the moisturizing side. For purifying masks, I prefer to use my bentonite clay mask or the Formula 10.0.6 mud mask if I’m looking for  a milder…

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Sephora Collection 10 Hour Wear Perfection Foundation Review

It’s been a year since I laid my holy grail Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation to rest. It was just too expensive to maintain. I moved on to Bare Minerals, but that was a flop. Then I found a pleasant surprise in the Sephora gel serum concealer. I felt that I went through each tube way too quickly, so I found myself back to square one: looking for the perfect (and affordable) foundation. As I was browsing through Sephora a month ago, I decided to revisit…

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Set Your Undereye Highlight: Ben Nye Topaz Translucent Powder Review

When it comes to highlighting and contouring, using the right shade of products with the right undertones is crucial. Everyone and their mama has heard wonderful things about the Ben Nye Banana powder as a great product to use for setting an under-eye highlight. However, the banana powder may be too light and yellow for those with deeper skin tones, and it can give off an ashy cast that can make even the most skilled makeup artist look a little like casper the ghost. So to achieve a flawless…

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Oily Skin Holy Grail: Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Normal/Oily Skin Review

I have high and low for a face moisturizer that will properly moisturize my face but won’t leave my face oily since I already have oily skin. Finally, about seven months ago, I discovered Boots No7 day cream for normal/oil skin at Target. For $14, I was a bit skeptical but willing to try. The packaging is sleek and chic, and the moisturizer does exactly what it claims to do. It moisturized my face without leaving a sticky or oily feeling. Guys, I did not think this…

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Belif: The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb Review

During one of my trips to Sephora, I decided to redeem my 100 points with this Belif true cream moisturizing bomb. It’s a travel size and quite handy when you’re planning an overnight trip. I used the face cream everyday for two weeks straight, and it definitely provided moisture to my face. However, it made my face feel sticky afterwards which I did not like at all. A little definitely goes a long way, and I feel like this travel size will last me quite a…

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Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Review

Too Faced cosmetics was having a sale a while back on their website, and I picked up the beauty blogger darlings set. I was mainly interested in the better than sex mascara, but I didn’t mind trying out the other three products. The one thing I loved so much about this purchase was the packaging of the whole products. It came in a pink box, and when you opened it, there was a message on the inner part of the box, shredded pink packaging paper, and…

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review: Cannes

I am very late to this game, but better late than never! I finally got my hands on the much talked about NYX soft matte lip cream in #19 Cannes It is a pinky nude color with a soft application. It’s not a liquid lipstick and it’s not a lip gloss. I feel like it’s more like lip pigments being applied to your lips. Unlike liquid lipsticks that go on matte and stay put, this does smudge and transfer if you touch it. It does have…

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