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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Loreal Mineral Powder Foundation Review! Love this product

Flawless coverage and long lasting. It's SPF 19 and very natural looking.

- The color I'm using now in the winter time is #461 Natural Ivory. I have been using these products for a couple years and always go back to them because it's convenient to just put this on rather than to apply foundation and then powder. It's great for lazy days and getting ready quicker in the morning:) I highly recommend these powder foundation. You can wear it out at the night clubs and pictures come out great and your skin will look flawless! Try the concealer too. It covers dark spots and pimples flawlessly!

-In the summer time I am either #460 Nude Beige (I'm closer to this color, good for olive skin tones) or # 462 Creamy Natural (a very bronze look for me).

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 5: Dairy Free: Who says HONEY & CINNAMON are just for Oatmeal?? Try it on as a face mask!!!

I mixed 1 tsp of Honey and 1tsp of Cinnamon in a bowl and slathered it on my face for a mask. It smells so good and it tastes pretty good too :p LOL
Leave it on for an hour, and rinse off with warm water. That is all. This is good for acne-prone skin and it's great for reducing redness and scarring. Honey is a natural antibacterial and has healing properties (reduces inflammantion).

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 2: Dairy-Free and Toothpaste to clear acne!

I can't believe after trying all types of products, I decided to do a spot treatment on my acne with toothpaste ( I used Aquafresh-whitening)...lol and it is finally clearing up. Also, this is the Day 2 of not having any milk or cheese in my diet and I think it is working!!!! Ha! I shall try another day of toothpaste on my acne and it really does dry it up over-night when you are sleeping. I thought it would get all over my pillow but actually it dried before I went to sleep and it was fine :) Don't worry people there is a solution for all your troubled acne. This is what is working for me and I recommend trying all the natural remedies out there before going to the doctor and spending a ton of $$$$$!!! Good luck!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 1 of being dairy-free: Try Organic Vanilla Soymilk

It's pretty good and doesn't leave an after-taste like milk does. I'm using it in my cereal for breakfast and it's vegan and gluten-free as well.
I would buy this product again because it's sweeter and only 100 calories.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Silk Nog for the Holidays!

I was craving Egg Nog but now that I'm dairy-free I had to find an alternative. Silk Soy Milk makes Egg Nog. It's dairy-free,lactose-free, cholesterol free, and worry free! It is smooth and lighter compared to regular Nog. You've got to try this! Only 90 calories! I am absolutely sold on this product!

Dairy-free starting now!

So today I decided I should cut out dairy (mostly milk) from my diet because I have exhausted all other options in clearing my acne. I'm going to try it out and see if it helps. If it does then I hope I can help give tips to others who are struggling with the same problem. Follow me on my journey to clear skin!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Favorites!!

Yesterday I bought the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner from the Body Shop and tried it twice already. I absolutely love it! It is mattifying and smells fresh and clean! I think it works great for blemished skin and doesn't over-dry. I highly recommend this product. It retails for $11 but I got it for 50% off when you go to the store they always have some sort of sale, lucky me!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Products I use around the house...Hydrogen peroxide

Try this tip: Are you suffering from acne and are wondering how to clear it up faster after popping them?

I started using Hydrogen peroxide on my blemishes that I have popped and it heals them twice as fast and clears up any remaining bacteria left behind. I should have done this years ago to prevent any scarring. It will dry them up too so it won't look as inflammed. Just use a Q-tip, dab ontop of any blemish or new acne and it will heal it quicker. I seriously tried using Salicylic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide and it just leaves my skin dry and red for days (to me it feels like years). Hope this helps anyone out :) and try to relax....breathe....OHMMMMMMMMM (-.-)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Skin care regimen as of last week

So I began using Cetaphil gentle facial cleanser (the one for all skin types) for about a week now. I think it has made my skin feel smoother, and the dryness around my eyes is gone. I'm using it with Eucerin sensitive skin moisturzer with SPF 30. I don't notice any diminish in acne though. I have some breakouts on my chin but I guess I will continue to use it and see if it makes them go away for good.

I also only drink water to keep me hydrated. That's my best tip to keeping your skin looking younger. I'm trying to avoid sugary foods because they cause inflammation in your skin and I'm trying to be healthier. I'm going incorporate more fruits and vegetables as usual and to start taking Vitamin D supplements 1000 IU. I read that Vitamin D can help reduce acne as well, and for people who don't get enough sunlight (like me) will become deficient in it.

Every morning I use Flaxseed with Omega-3 FA in my breakfast. This is something I've been doing for years and I think it is really helpful in keeping me healthy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My October Favorites!!

I love this Caress bodywash! It smells so amazing and reminds me of a vanilla sweet musk perfect for the fall season. It is an exfoliating body wash called Burnt sugar and karite butter. It leaves your skin glowing and it has a long lasting scent even after you get out of the shower.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Loreal Haircolor to do my highlights: 5CB Spiced Truffle (Chestnut Brown)

So I've been wanting to go lighter with some parts of my hair and have been apprehensive to do it on my own hair, but found a color that I actually love :) It washes out in 28 shampoos and contains NO Ammonia in it. I will definitely buy this product again because it actually colored my very dark hair lighter in 10 minutes!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Misses :(

Won't be buying Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer spf 15 again!!!

This makes my eyelids dry, irritated and possibly allergic. It still feels a little greasy even though it's oil-free. I didn't have this problem when I used Eucerin protective moisturizer. They both are non-allergic products but the Neutrogena one just doesn't work for me!! I think Eucerin is much better for moisturizing for day-time.

Victoria's Secret September favorites!

For summer I like the Mango scent (tropical feeling), and I always love coconut scented body lotion. At night, I like the Amber Romance because it has vanilla and a more spicy/sweet smell. Problem is that the Amber Romance was not available at the store anymore and the Luscious Kisses wasn't either :( I think they were seasonal so maybe they will appear again at some point in time.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chanel glossimer # 247 Pink Pulsion...another September favorite!!!

This is a great lipgloss, not sticky, and very sparkly! Just a hint of pink for a glamorous pout!

Meishoku Moist Labo BB Cream in Natural Beige (made in Japan)!! Great stuff! I am happy I found out about BB creams!

I got to try this BB Essence Cream in Natural beige #01 by Moist Labo from Japan. It has SPF 40 PA+++ and it is great for making your pores invisible! It nearly filled in all my pores and made my skin look so smooth when I looked in the mirror up close I was amazed! It's a small tube and in the picture ontop it is the bottle towards the left. It says it comes in "3 grams" size tube. I searched on the website and this product is condsidered one of the cheapest BB creams sold in Japan..around ($14.50 US). When you apply it, use your fingertips and blend it well. The consistency is smooth, sort of light like a suncreen. It looks like this below:

The benefits of BB cream is that it works for acne prone skin and it is good for oily skin. It is great for fair to light skin people and it is a non-greasy feeling like other foundations can be. It is great for humid weather because it is sweatproof and waterproof! Most BB creams also contain a small amount of hyaluronic acid (anti-wrinkle properties/whitening). I am now a big fan of BB creams!!

On this website it has the price but everything is in Japanese so I will continue searching and post other links below. Here is the direct link to check it out: http://www.adambeauty.com/showitem.php?itemtype=detail&itemid=mesho-bb&brandid=500&language=&agentid=1&productid=&brandSubid=

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My September favorites!

I love this Chanel loose finishing powder! Feels so soft and looks amazing! I use #30 Natural translucent 2.

Monday, September 5, 2011

BB Cream Maybelline Review

So I tried this BB Cream and it definitely has to be applied with really good moisturizer underneath. I used Eucerin protective moisturizer underneath the BB cream and it helped. The texture is smooth and it doesn't rub off. The coverage is not great. I would say the coverage is even lighter than wearing a tinted moisturizer. It doesn't look like your regular foundation with a dewy glow. It actually makes your skin look a little dried out. It is probably good for oily skin because it has a dry look to it. I don't recommend it for very dark skin since there's a whitish residue that shows up even after blending well. This product doesn't work for me because I have combination skin and some areas on my face are dry so it was harder to blend out.

Hope this helps anyone out! This BB cream is from Japan but I know you can get it online. It's odd that Maybelline is usually available in the states but not this particular product.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Charity Event photos

I finally did my hair with a curling iron (1") Conair. I don't use any products on my hair before, just hairspray after I curl and style. How do you like my hair with curls??

Same makeup as the maybelline dream smooth mousse previous day=)
Sorry the last 3 pics are from my webcam so it's a little blurry...:(

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

311 views!! What a great day! I love the band 311!!!

I'm very excited to show you guys my new look tomorrow for an event that I will be attending in the evening. Stay tuned =)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Absolutely love maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation!

I'm wearing color Natural Beige 240.
It's ultra-hydrating, cream-whipped foundation and it feels so soft and light! I don't feel like my face is caked with makeup...eeeww...lol. I will definitely buy this product again!

Makeup today =)
Powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Libra: Natural Finish Loose Powder in 30 Natural Translucent 2. (I love this face powder!)
Eyeshadow: Almay intense i-color powder shadow trio for hazels 203
Cheeks: Blush: Rimmel Lasting finish 021 Summer fever and Body shop bronzer
Lips: Lipliner by Lancome in Mauvelle and lipstick by Elizabeth Arden in Sugar Plum Shimmer 15

and yet again, my hair isn't done, but for next time I will do my hair and makeup together ;)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lilac eyeshadow to bring out hazel eyes

Makeup used today listed below =)
Foundation: Revlon PhotoReady in Natural Beige 005
Concealer:Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Light clair
Powder: Revlon PhotoReady in Light/Medium 020
Eyeliner:Loreal Lineur Intense in Black Mica Noir Granit
Eyebrows: Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Hazel 002
~Victoria Secrets' Beauty Rush Luminous shadow in Miami Ice
~Sallygirl eyeshadow in Lilac
~Ellefar Color Makeup Series Glitter Eyeshadow (I don't know it's from Japan)
Mascara: Loreal Voluminous Curved Brush in Black Noir
Blush: Physician's Formula Shimmer strips Custom Blush & Highlighter in Healthy Glow
Bronzer: Body Shop Brillance powder shade:shimmer bronze 01
Lipliner: Rimmel in Eastend Snob 063
Lipstick:Clinique in Honey Gloss 01 (sorry not for indiviual sale)

Hope you enjoyed this update!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

bella'pierre cosmetics: eyeshadow

These eyeshadows are pretty cool. They are so shimmery and you can add water to enhance the effect or you can even turn them into a lipgloss or nailpolish.

Here's a quick picture of my makeover trying a new product. I have on the color Twilight all over my eyelids and the color Lava on my crease and outer corners. I have on their mineral powder foundation in the color Sand.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mila Kunis inspired makeup with blue/purple eyeliner

I'm in no way saying that I look like her at all, but I wanted to try and recreate some of her eye makeup looks. I noticed that in some of her pictures that she is wearing a navy bluish purple/shimmer eyeliner and I thought I'd try it out!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Green with Envy

By the way, my hair normally doesn't look like this. This is my hair not doing anything to it and having that "tousled hair" look when it's wet. I think I'm liking this eye shadow because it has a natural shimmer to it. I'm not wearing any foundation, just a tinted moisturizer.

So, what do you guys think??

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hello Everyone!!!

Hi guys! So I'm just starting this new beauty blog and I'm really excited to share my tips and secrets with all of you. I'll be updating you with reviews on products and my month's hits and misses. I'll show you what products I use on my skin and hair and answer any questions you may have along the way. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned!! Take care!


July Favs: Hair Care

I picked up the shampoo and conditioner of Organix in Coconut Milk and I forgot how much I loved it!! I've used it before and tried the Vanilla one, but I absolutely love the Coconut one especially in the summer time. It is definitely Organic ingredients which I love and the smell is amazing. Not to mention your hair looks and feels silkier.


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Monday, July 11, 2011

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