Sunday, February 16, 2014


Winter time means bath time!

There's few items I got from Lush one thing because I love the spicy scents of Lush products during winter but the rest of the year no.

So I make it a point to enjoy it during this season. My husband also loves Lush bath products and he loves soaking in the tub and relax during weekend so it's nice that we're enjoying the same thing.

First thing I picked was the Christmas Penguin Bubble bar - Shaped like a cute little penguin. It smells like an icy fresh scent more into like a man scent that's why my husband really likes it. Some of the ingredient of this bar is citrus and the Sicilian Lemon oil  which honestly you can't smell the Lemon or the citrus ingredients in this bar.

The Comforter Bubble Bar- This items smells like a lovely sweet berry smell but not over the top sweet. The water was really nice to dip in because it's pink and produced a lot of bubbles. The feature ingredient of this product is the Black currant that gives a lot of lovely scent to it. If you want to try Lush and you're new to Lush products and don't know what to choose, try this and I'm highly recommending it.

Next is Cinders. This is one of my favorite Bath bombs. One thing I look for a Lush bath bombs is the smell of Cinnamon and Vanilla and once I smell it on a product I'm sold! This cinders contains Cinnamon and Orange which is like happiness to me. I really love this product and if you're into cinnamon scents this is the one to try. 

Another spicy scent is Bombardino. This smells like Christmas with a hint of Vanilla and Cocoa butter you will smell so delicious after this maybe a bit too strong from some but I love how this stays and clings on your skin for a long time and leave your skin feeling so smooth and soft and leaves the bathroom smelling so good too. 

Last bath bombs I purchased was Phoenix rising Bath bomb. It has cinnamon scents that's why I bought it and the feature ingredient of this is Jojoba oil which really moisturize your skin. Like Bombardino it clings to your skin for a long time. Though it's a bit messy to clean afterwards because of the glitters and the purple color it gives. Though for sure this will make you relax and think of happy thoughts.

I also bought a Porridge Soap because it smells like breakfast and very warming. So I wanted to give it a shot and it's also for sensitive skin. It contains bits of oats to gently exfoliate your skin, I'm just hoping that the bits are tinier so you can really exfoliate your skin well. Compared to the other lush soaps this doesn't dry my skin nonetheless I love the smell.

Last purchase was the Cupcake fresh face mask. Who will never want to take this home after smelling it. Smells like mint chocolate chip because of the vanilla, cocoa and mint ingredients of this mask that is created for oily skin and suits teenage skin. It claims that it removes excess oil and calms breakdown. So I have high hope for this one. Aside from having massive reviews online I'm still hoping this will work with my skin issues.

What's your favorite Lush products? 

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Just before I went for a vacation I decided to pick up some items from the Makeup Forever and I had been a fan of Make up forever Mat Velvet plus for a very long time and was itching on trying their HD foundation though I had it before and it was on my wrong shade so I didn't use it anymore and it was just on my train case for clients.

So I finally went to visit a Make up forever counter since there is a new store opened a few blocks away from my work I decided to give it a peek and maybe I can get something nice.

And Ended up buying 3 items from them.

First thing I want to buy some more but the lady who's assisting me was nice but she's giving me wrong information about the products. She's even giving me the wrong shade of foundation and concealer and kept on insisting that shade. The last time I bought the HD foundation I listen to the lady on the counter and ended up wasting my money because they're not very lenient with return and exchange policy here and I don't want to do the same thing again so I just get 3 foundation shades close (i think) to my skin and swatch it on my jaw line which is the easiest for me to match if I'm buying a new foundation and she just said that "ahhh that's perfect for you" and ended up buying the shade #123 which is a yellow base foundation for light-medium skintone. 

Then I pick up a concealer and again she is giving me a #10 which is so so dark for me and I still go to what I know is my match which is #7 from Full cover Concealer. I had been having breakouts recently because of my hormones and wants to cover up the mess they're doing so a full cover concealer is a must for me. 

The last item I bought was the Aqua Creme #13 Warm Beige which is a very very lovely color. I was actually just seating on the table and was thinking about the concealer when I saw the pot on my table and I grab it and swatch it on my hand and I fell in love with it. It's a very nice base or an easy on the go swept on you lids and viola! your eyes will look fresh and awake. This kind of color is what I use whenever I feel like I want to look more natural and awake.

I will be doing a separate review for the concealer and the  HD foundation so if you're interested don't forget to follow my blog!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


I discovered a new skin care solution that helps me control breakout. 

It's is the Foreo Luna mini.

After stopping my meds to regulate my hormones my skin was acting so bad and ridiculous! this is one effect of having an imbalance hormones so I need to seriously deep clean my face all the time and take good care of it, however some days it doesn't really help. So I decided to purchase and try the new Foreo Luna mini. You can purchase it online through their website and they will ship it to you through DHL because they offer worldwide shipment.

This was a little bit pricey but worth it. It cost USD 139. I was planning to buy the Foreo Luna but I wanted to try it first so I just went ahead and bought the Luna mini because it's cheaper and if in any case it won't work for me then at least I save some than buying the Luna for USD 199.

So, how does it works? 
Foreo Luna has a T-sonic pulsation (transdermal sonic pulsation) that helps you clean your skin deeply and gently. It helps you clean your pores from impurities to reduce the cause of breakout. This will actually makes your skin glow and you will see the result in just 3 days. It is also made with non abrasive touch points that are coated with silicone. So instead of brushes that maybe to abrasive for some skin like mine so this is a great alternative and much hygienic because it will not be having a bacteria built up on the bristles like the usual facial brushes.

How do you use it? 
I use it twice a day morning and evening as advised but if  using it twice was so harsh for your skin then use it only at night as you need to clean your face deeply by the end of the day to remove dirt and make up residue still clinging on your skin. What I do, I wash my face and as you apply your cleanser turn the Foreo on by switching the button according to your own preference (first click was the high and once you click it again it will be at low) and use the Foreo to rub the cleanser to your skin but wet the Foreo first so it will glide on smoothly. So once your foreo is running you will feel like it pauses meaning you have to switch to the other side of your face. After a minute you will feel that it will pause 3 times meaning you can stop but it will still continue to run and after 3 minutes it will stop automatically. Sometimes I exceed the minute because sometimes I feel like I need more. but most of the time specially in the morning I use it for a minute only.

This is an amazing product. It's true that after 3 days you will see the result. At first I don't believe that but you will see that your pores id minimizing and your skin is glowing. At first few days I used the high setting but I switched to the low because I feel like my ski is burning after swiping some toner on my face. But everything was okay after switching to low. I can't live without this now specially with all my here and there hormonal breakouts. 

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