Thursday, May 23, 2019

Happy 2nd Birthday Club Clio!

And what to expect from the store that brings us so much joy?
A WHOLE LOT OF GREAT Skincare and Makeup products!  I am drooling when I attended their Birthday Party and I can't wait to share my thoughts on some of the items I got!

But for now, I'll just give you an "overview' on what to expect (and what to spend on) when you get inside a Club Clio store!

Let's go per brand shall we?  There's Clio, PeriPera and Goodal!  Let's start with CLIO!

CLIO launched their Pro Layering Eye Palettes and I got the Pink Palette!  Can't wait to play some cute looks with it!

There's also the most-awaited Kill Cover Glow Cushion!  This cushion (I tried on AMW IG Stories) won the hearts of many as you can see my skin glow so naturally!  And please, don't let me start talking about the packaging as it looks gorgeous!

And who would've thought primers could get any better?  The Pre-Step line from CLIO is a must as they have options to choose from!  Peach Tone Up Primer for that glowing skin, Moist Primer for extra boost of moisture before makeup application, a Pore Primer for users with Oily skin.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Personal Thoughts on Blogging

So many times over the past decade plus, a lot of my friends and readers asked me this question: "Why do you still blog?  Don't you even have writer's block?"

It may sound like a huge "yabang" to you but I seriously never had one --- siguro naman gets niyo na ever since Instagram Stories was invented --- you understood naman how talkative I am right?  (Even my Coach was amazed how I can blab during the most intense boxing session!)

Aside from my talkativeness, this space... means so much to me.  You all seen my journey when I was just starting out, the time I pursued  Make Up Artistry to becoming a Make Up Trainer today.  How I juggled having a day job to being a freelancer wearing multiple hats.  The time my mom fell into depression to the time I tried to have baby and finally made it! (Look!  Kyle is already 6!)  

As to every single posts that seems to be very pointless at some point - why do I keep on reviewing Lipsticks, blush, foundation etc... when there's a whole lot of other people who does the same?  

Well, aside from the fact that I'm enjoying all these (kahit na hardwork talaga siya), I see a couple of views per post (not a lot!) but every single view means so much to me!  Whether there's just a handful of you or thousands of you on good days,   as long as someone is interested to hear me out, to read what's on my mind... I will still be here!  

But I do missed those days when I see comments, people asking questions regarding the product or service I posted.  Or days I just receive comments asking me how I am!  But I guess times have changed especially with the existence of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

Do I feel bad about the changing times?


Of course not!  I just go with the flow and just continue to do what makes me happy.  

Just like this MAC Compact Powder which I first purchased for the sake of review a decade plus ago!  Looking at my old posts makes me cringe yet smile all at the same time!  

So what's the point of this post?

Wala naman! :P 

But I just want to say THANK YOU, if you are here, reading my posts no matter how repetitive they seem to be!  I love you from the bottom of my heart for making me Ms. AMW or Mrs. AMW or Mommy AMW.  Thank you for continuously asking me questions and for being so nice to me because NONE of you bashed me on my wrong grammar and spelling ---> because who in the hell have time to proof read if you have gazillion things to do?  (Not me obviously)

But THANK YOU, THANK YOU for staying put.  This is not a special anniversary post or anything, this is how random gratitude is and I am "encapsulating" gratitude in a short post!

Have a wonderful day ahead and stay HAPPY!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A Blush That Brightens!

My love for Lavender blush magnified as the year goes by, or shall I say, as I get a year older!

It started with Etude House's Dreaming Swan Eye & Cheek , then I expanded and searched at Tony Moly and went for Tony Moly Cheektone Powder in P05.

Don't ask me why but most Korean makeup brands have the option of Lavender blush because they have this thing for "bright skin".  No wonder..because it  really brightens my cheeks and makes me look a bit more youthful!

a photo of Althea Missha Cotton Blush In Lavender Perfume review by Nikki Tiu of

All thanks to Althea for offering wide variety of Korean skincare and makeup products at an affordable price I get to pick this new Cotton Blush from Missha.

Missha Cotton Blush
We love Missha's Cotton Blush for a soft, pillowy glow! These adorable little rectangles contain a matte formula that blends easily into the skin, giving your cheeks a nice, natural flush. Its formulated with "silky elastic powder" that allows for a non-cakey application, even after a couple of layers. Choose from 3 pretty shades to suit your look!

a photo of Althea Missha Cotton Blush In Lavender Perfume review by Nikki Tiu of

Monday, May 20, 2019

Lip Care Regimen the Burt's Bees Way

I have dry skin all over, I've said that for the past decade and what's improving probably is the skin on my face, the bady - uhmm..way better from all the body lotions I've tried and tested.

One thing that has been bothering me FOREVER are my dry lips.  I've acknowledged the fact that I'm born with it and all I can do is to do my best to hydrate my lips as much as possible. 

So over the years, I've learned the ropes of exfoliating the lips as part of the regimen.  And one of my favorite lip care brand Burt's Bees finally have their own Lip Scrub! 

Here's the 3 step Burt's Bees way of taking care of your lips!

a photo of Burt's Bees Lip Care Regimen with Conditioning Lip Scrub, Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment and Tinted LIp Balm in Rose.

Burt's Bees Conditioning Lip Scrub
This is actually a sweet and fine scrub that helps exfoliate lips in a very gentle manner!  I find this very addictive and even if you plan to do it on a daily basis, it is actually okay as long as you don't rub your lips hard!

Aside from being a lip scrub, my lips was left soft and smooth immediately after use.

a photo of Burt's Bees Lip Care Regimen with Conditioning Lip Scrub, Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment and Tinted LIp Balm in Rose.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Easy Drunk Blush Look

I did a "How to create drunk blush look" #AMWIGTv last year, I used more than 1 product to achieve such look.  

Fast forward to 2019, who would've thought only 1 product is needed to create such dewy and natural-looking drunk blush effect?

You get it with K-Palette's newest baby - the Cheek Tint in Classic Red (shade 04)

a photo of K-palette Cheek Tint In Classic Red review.  How to create drunk blush.

K-Palette Lasting Cheek Tint Limited Edition
Available online and Beauty Bar nationwide

Give your cheeks a healthy, dewy-looking flush with K-Palette Lasting Cheek Tint.
Its special penetrating formula and half-circular powder particles apply smoothly and lasts long. It comes in a mirrored flip-top compact for on-the-go application.

a photo of K-palette Cheek Tint In Classic Red review.  How to create drunk blush.

They originally came up with 3 gorgeous shades that I have been using alternately.  You can read my K-Palette Skin Care Cheek Tints review on swatches and thoughts about the said innovation from the brand.