Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Issy & Co Look


I read, watched and personally heard people rave about Issy & Co and after owning my first Issy & Co set, I finally understood why.

Just look at the aesthetic, looks so expensive, classy and visually addictive.  I just want to stare at their makeup for hours!  But the true test came after using these for months!  I've done a quick first try and all over makeup look but at the back end, I have been using these products on a daily basis and it wasn't as hard as before when we were on lockdown, I can literally wear them whenever I drive my son to and from school and test them out under strong heat and humidity.

I will be posting the products I like and used a lot one by one with more in-depth review but as early as now, I am telling you guys how much of a fan I am to this local brand.  

These are some of the Issy & Co. items I've used for this full face look ----

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Elizabeth Arden Eye care Review


When I finished my Helix-D Eye Serum , I was a bit at a lot for a moment as I don't know which eye product I would use next.  Will it be better than Helix-D?  Will it work just as good?  As much as I'd love to stick on repurchasing Helix D, I am a Beauty Product reviewer and I need to test out products out in the market for YOU guys and for MYSELF --- I just want to try new products!  *lol*

Not that I am using you guys as an excuse but this is a job I gave to myself even without YOU hiring me!  I am very hardworking like that *winks*

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum review

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules
 Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum
Available at LAZMALL

A lot of action from a little twist.
NEW Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum visibly firms and reduces the look of crow’s feet and puffiness1 for eyes that look younger and brighter.

AMW says ---
  • Easy to bring for travel - no spillage.
  • Easy twist top making it easy to get the right amount of "serum" for both eyes every single time.
  • Hydrates eye in an instant.
  • Crows feet visibly reduced (as I have dry undereye area)
  • Concealer appears better whenever I use this.
  • A bit greasy at first application, it sits for a couple of minutes before it gets completely absorbed.
  • This product appears to work more on the hydration area rather than reduction of eye puffiness and undereye circles.  I felt the Cream needs to work hand in hand with this serum.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

GRWM: Event Makeup Look in 30 Minutes Less


Hi everyone! 
Gosh, it is almost a month that I last updated here!  Where did the SUMMER VACATION went?

If you follow me on Instagram #ShamelessPlug , you know that my son had his first Holy Communion (for Roman Catholics) and did you know that kids had to attend 3 days Catechism classes while parents need a 2-3 hours session separately? 

We also had a reconciliation day so that covers the whole week of August!  Aside from that, I managed to grab a couple of PR Consultancy opportunities so that kept me super busy as well.  

Anyway, before I go any further about my personal stories, you are probably here for the Get Ready with Me look in 30 minutes less!  Now that you know my schedule, you know that 30minutes is the only available period of time for full face makeup look.

When in rush, it helps to use a pop of color on lips like RED or Deep Burgundy.  A loud lip statement would make your overall look unique.  It looked like you spent a lot of time doing your makeup but in reality, you just did a bit of lipstick swiping!

Makeup used:

MAC Prep and Prime
@itcosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream (available @sephoraph )
@kikomilanoph Active Foundation Stick
@lauramercier Loose Setting Powder in Banana
@bobbibrownph Perfectly Defined Long Wear Brow Pencil
@hourglasscosmetics Bronzer and Blush
@kaneboglobalph Eyeshadow Palette
@kpalette_ph 24H Real Lasting Eyeliner started using Brown then Black
@makeupforever Aqua Liner Pencil
@prettysecretph Mermaid Mascara (fave!)
@maccosmeticsph Velvet Teddy and Locked Kiss Ink in Vicious
@maccosmeticsph Fix+ Lavender

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Up do Bun That Stays


Hi guys!  

I missed you so much!  My life was such a whirlwind!  After a steady June, July was starting to pick up and get crazy because I am preparing for a lot of stuff for old and new clients.  I guess I haven't shared what I have been doing after being an HR Consultant for more than a decade.  

Ooohh, making it BLOG official!  I have been helping out brands on their PR And Marketing efforts and I have been doing this for almost 10 years!  Things got slow when COVID hits and lost a couple of clients who lost their businesses or maybe their business turned slow.

Thankfully, with God's grace, things are looking up once again and I am quite busy until this year end!  

That said, I have to look good even if I pull my hair out of my face!  :P  yeah, trying to make this transition smooth but it wasn't as smooth as I thought!!!  *laughs*

After trying out updo for so long, this is the easiest, and most of all, it stays the whole day and looks NOT BAD!  What do you think?

This type of updo looks well even with a bit of "mess" here and there.  That's the beauty of natural-looking updo bun!

You may add cute clips and ribbons based from your outfit and occasion!  

A quick tutorial I shared on Instagram reels.  I hope you support and watch it there because I am really inspired to share more of my tips and tricks in looking good no matter how busy you are!

How do I look?  
Would you do this updo bun?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Thursday, July 13, 2023

The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer + Light Reflecting Foundation COMBO


I want to put my point out there that sometimes, less is indeed more.

Especially if you live in a very humid country like the Philippines.  

Would you believe it when I say, I almost do not wear full base make up unless I am testing them?  I try to stay away from piling too much makeup on my face for comfort.  And it doesn't hurt to put less product on skin to make it breathe.

I recently replenished one of my favorite Liquid Foundation and Concealer brand ---- NARS.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Available HERE

NARS Light Reflecting Foundation
Available HERE

The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer + Light Reflecting Foundation

My NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer shade is M1.5 Macadamia and it worked perfectly on my warm undertone.  It also brightens up my undereye area without the obvious look of having make up on.

Can you see how it blends into my undereye area without sitting on dry areas?  

The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer + Light Reflecting Foundation

And for the sake of demo, I applied a light layer of NARS Light Reflecting Foundation in shade M1.5 Vallauris to prove a point to you that once you find the right shade math of concealer and foundation, the effect will always look natural no matter how much you apply it.

The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer + Light Reflecting Foundation

Here's a photo of me applying concealer and foundation ALL OVER FACE.  Do you still see why I love these combo?  They look like my own skin!

The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer + Light Reflecting Foundation

A power duo that I can't miss repurchasing because they work for me!

The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer + Light Reflecting Foundation

How do you like this brand?

Would you go for Concealer only?
Concealer+ Foundation?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!