CoverGirl TruBlend Luminous Loose Powder

  CoverGirl TruBlend Luminous Loose Powder tends to give a natural looking glow in an instant. It varies from fair, light, medium and honey translucents. The loose powder comes with a powder puff when purchased.

                           While removing the sticker, the powder keeps on spreading all over the container that made me hate the packaging. Another is it has many glitters that I mistook it for a bronzer. The one that my cousin gave  me was translucent medium which is right for my skin tone. It blends well to my skin but the glitters are too much. When I apply one layer into my face, it looks like I didn’t apply at all so it keeps me on applying more but the glitters keep on outshining the powder. The glitters are more visible than the powder itself.  I use this loose powder only at night because of its content. I don’t use it as a loose powder but as a bronzer or for contouring my cheek bones. I use a small brush rather than the powder puff included.

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                         Over all, I like how the loose powder blends with my skin except for the glittery feature. The product is not that bad at all but it is not that good either.

                         Cover Girl TruBlend Luminous Loose Powder was purchased by my cousin at Walmart ( I think ) worth $6-7 and gave it to me together with CoverGirl TruBlend Mineral Blush.

What I like about CoverGirl TruBlend Luminous Loose Powder:

It’s affordable.

What I don’t like about CoverGirl TruBlend Luminous Loose Powder:

It’s  messy.
It is very glittery.
It has a powder puff that is not useful.


Nail Art Water Decals

(The full and smalls decal I bought in the mall worth 50Php each) 

                 Nail Art Water Decals gives an utmost art in our nails. It can be a small(single) and full cover water decal. A clear nail polish is used as the top layer to adhere the nail decal onto the nail. It  can be removed easily by the nail polish remover. I bought my next decal at Divisoria because it is more cheaper than the first full cover and small decal I bought in the mall worth 50Php each for one design. The full cover water decal was worth 100Php for four designs in Divisoria. Each set of design contains 10 nail decals.


Cut the nail decal that fits your nail. Note: It’s alright to have an excess.

Soak the nail decal into the water for a second to separate the sticker from the paper.

Make sure that your nail is clean. 
Tweeze the nail decal and place it on your nail.

Damp the nail decal with tissue or cotton to remove the water and air.

Cut the excess part. 

Apply a thin layer of clear nail polish at the top of the nail decal and let it dry.
Remove the excess using a small stick or pencil or rub it with sand paper nail file.
Apply another layer of clear nail polish.

(single/small decals)

Why I love Nail Art Water Decals

It is simple and easy to apply.
It has many available designs to choose from.
It lasts longer than nail polishes.
It stays on the nails for a week or more.
It doesn’t take you too long to finish a design on your nail.
It is affordable.
It’s not messy.

What I don’t love with Nail Art Water Decals

The design melts when the clear nail polish is not applied fastly.
Wrinkles appear when the nail decal is not placed properly.

List of Cosmetic Brands in the Philippines

Here are the list of cosmetic brands that are sold in the Philippines: 
  • 4U2 - SM Department Stores
  • Avon – avon beauty centers
  • Beauty Treats - SM Manila Dept. Store
  • Careline – Starmall Alabang & EDSA, Watsons, Department Stores
  • Cinema Secrets – Trinoma Landmark, SM North Dept. Store, PCX Alabang Town Center, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall
  • CoverGirl - SM Manila Dept. Store
  • ELF (Eyes Lips Face) – PCX, SM Department Stores, Watsons, Robinsons Department Stores, Landmark Dept. Store, Rustan’s Dept. Store, Metro Gaisano Dept. Store
  • Etude House - Festival Mall, Market Market, SM Bacoor Dept. Store, SM Baguio, SM Bicutan, SM Manila, J Center Mall, SM Megamall, SM Masinag, Mall of Asia Dept. Store, SM Southmall, SM Pampanga, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Makati Dept. Store, SM North EDSA Dept. Store and The Block, SM Cebu, SM Cubao Dept. Store, SM Davao Dept. Store, SM Fairview, SM Iloilo
  • Ever Bilena – Watsons, Mercury Drugstores, SM  Department Stores
  • Fanny Serrano – Cinderella Ermita, Ever Commonwealth, Ever Grand Central, Isetann Recto, KCC General Santos, KCC Marbel, Landmark Makati, Landmark North, Lee Super Plaza, Ayala Cebu, RDS, Watsons
  • Fashion 21 - SM Department Stores, Robinsons Dept. Stores, Watsons, Cinderella Ermita, Ever Malls, Landmark, Isetann, KCC Malls, Metro Gaisano Malls, Lee Super Plaza
  • In 2 It – SM Department Stores, Watsons
  • Kokuryu - SM Dept. Store, Harrizon Plaza, Ever Gotesco Dept. Store, HBC, Market Market, Landmark
  • L.A. Girl - SM Department Stores
  • Laneige - Robinsons Ermita, Trinoma
  • MAC – Ayala Center, Power Plant Mall, Rustans EDSA, Marionnaud (Mall of Asia)
  • Majolica Majorca - All leading SM Department stores and Watsons outlets in Manila and Cebu
  • Max Factor - Robinsons Department Store
  • Maybelline – All leading Dept. Stores, Supermarkets and Drugstores like SM Department Stores, Watsons, PCX, Mercury Drugstores
  • Missha – SM Annesx North EDSA Upper Ground Floor, Landmark Trinoma, SM Center Pasig
  • Nars – Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4, Robinsons Ermita, Ayala Cebu, Rustan’s Dept. Store Shangri-La Plaza, Beauty Bar Shops
  • Nature Republic – Festival Mall, SM Fairview, SM North EDSA
  • Nichido - All leading Dept. Stores, Watsons, PCX, Mercury Drugstores 
  • NYX – online sellers, Trinoma (Pretty Goddess), Robinson’s Place Manila( Makeup Design Academy)
  • Revlon - SM Manila Dept. Store
  • Shawii – Watsons and SM Department Stores
  • Shiseido – Marionnaud(Mall of Asia), Trinoma, SM Podium, Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, Glorietta 4,  SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Clark, Power Plant Mall, Robinsons Ermita
  • Skin Food - Ayala Center Abreeza, Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala Center Glorietta, Ayala Center Marquee, Ayala Center Trinoma, Robinson’s Ermita, SM Baguio, SM Cebu, SM Davao, SM Iloilo, SM Mall of Asia, SM Marilao, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall
  • Snoe Beauty - SM Muntinlupa, Festival Mall, Cinderella Glorietta 3, SM Valenzuela
  • The Face Shop – Glorietta, SM North Edsa The Block, SM Mall of Asia, Festival Mall, Robinsons Galleria, SM Pampanga, SM Bacolod, Trinoma, SM Southmall, SM Megamall, SM Fairview, SM Clark, SM Taytay, SM Cebu, Eastwood Mall, Global City, Shoppesville, Rockwell, Shangri-LA Plaza, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Cebu, Greenbelt 3, Newport City, Robinsons Place Manila
  • The Body Shop – Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, Mall of Asia, Gateway, Glorietta 3, Greenhills, Greenbelt, Market Market, Rockwell, Robinsons Ermita, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Metro East, SM Bicutan, SM Fairview, SM Makati, SM Manila, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM San Lazaro, SM Southmall, SM Sta. Mesa, Trinoma, Shangri-LA Plaza, Sta. Lucia East Dept. Store, SM Sucat, SM Davao, SM Cebu, SM Cagayan De Oro, Ayala Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Marikina, Robinsons Iloilo, SM Clark, SM Lipa, SM Dasmarinas, SM Marilao, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Pampanga, SM Baguio
  • Tony Moly - SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Bacoor Dept. Store, SM Davao Dept. Store, SM Makati Dept. Store, Alabang Town Center
  • VMV Hypoallergenics – Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Bonifacio Global City, Trinoma, Rockwell, Glorietta 3


Brite Smile To Go Whitening Pen

                  Brite Smile To Go Whitening Pen is a convenient and portable pen that promises to whiten the natural teeth within two weeks prior of usage and results similar to whitening strips. A box of Brite Smile To Go contains three pens. One pen is worth 1500Php in the Philippines which can last 2-3 weeks. It is sold mostly by the dentists. It is structured with a brush tip that when you click the top of the pen, a gel will come out of the small hole in the center of the brush tip.

                    After my braces was removed, my dentist gave me a whitening treatment and sold me this whitening pen as a maintenance. My dentist said  that this whitening will help my yellowish teeth to whiten and maintain it because my teeth are prone to being yellow. Let's hope we will see some changes. I will post before and after pictures soon. 

(Click to refresh the pen)


 Brite Smile To Go Whitening Pen is designed for use only by adults and persons over the age of 16. Foods and drinks can be consumed at least 30 minutes after the application of the whitening pen.


1.       Remove the cap of Brite Smile To Go Whitening Pen.
2.       Click the end of the pen until a small droplet is visible.
3.       Apply a thin layer to the front surfaces of the teeth.
4.       Return the cap after use.

It is easy and simple to apply.
It is portable.
It is not messy.
It can be used twice a day.

It is expensive.

Strip It Hair Removal Sugaring

                       Strip It Hair Removal Sugaring is a cold wax sold by Sesou Nature Source and made in Philippines. It is all natural and hypoallergenic. It does not require any heating. I bought mine at Alabang Town Center worth 165Php for 100grams but 130Php at the Strip It site(I don’t know why :) ). The Strip It sugaring comes with 1 spatula, 2 long sheets of waxing paper and waxing instructions. 

                         In sugaring, the substrate sticks to the root of the hair rather to the skin making it less painful.

                       I am very thankful when I’ve found out about this product because I am afraid of pain from hot wax offered by waxing salons. It is also way cheaper and cost little time than having my body waxed in a salon. Aside from that, it is very tiring and bad to shave that caused my skin to have ingrown hairs.

                       According to their website, Stip It Hair Removal Sugaring gives a clear, smooth and light skin. It contains moisturizer that makes the skin soft and calamansi that lightens the skin.

Note: Don’t wax three days before and after menstrual cycle because the skin is more sensitive and will cause more pain. Hair should atleast be ¼ inches long.


Keep your skin dry and clean before using Strip It Hair Removal Sugaring. If oily, put powder lightly and then remove.
1.       Use the spatula to get the sugaring and apply it to the skin in 
the direction of hair growth.
2.       Place a strip of waxing paper onto the applied skin firmly 
while leaving a space at the end of the strip for pulling. Rub for a few seconds.
3.       Strip off the waxing paper at the opposite direction quickly.
4.       After waxing, wipe the skin with damp cloth. 

What I love about Strip It Hair Removal Sugaring:

It is effective.
It is affordable.
It is water-soluble.
It is easy to apply.
It has a 1 year shelf life.
It is less painful.
It doesn’t make your skin itchy.
It is time saver.
Hair grows w/in 2-3 weeks.

What I don’t love about Strip It Hair Removal Sugaring:

It’s quite messy.


Ever Bilena Cheek Blush

                Ever Bilena Cheek Blush is contained in a small black compact that comes with a small soft brush hidden under the  blush. A small mirror is seen at the back of the cheek blush. The colors of the blush varies from the names cheek , earth, shy, honest, everyday and raisin. It is mostly available in Watsons, PCX and department stores. The blush is worth 150Php.

(1st Row Left-Right: Cheek, Earth, Everyday
2nd Row Left-Right: Honest, Raisin, Shy)

             I bought the "earth" color to contour my cheek area and make it more prominent in a natural-looking way. Its shimmer makes me look great especially at night.

What I love with this blush:

It simply blends with the skin tone.
It is affordable.
It provides a small mirror and brush. 
The shade lasts long enough.
It is not scented.
Some of the shades have shimmers.

What I don't love with this blush:

The brush diminishes with constant use.


Shine Moist Ionic Keratin Treatment

                         As we grow, the production of our keratin slows down. Heat styling, hair dyes and other harsh chemicals applied tends to damage our hair. Our hair becomes brittle, dull and dry.

                       After my hair underwent rebonding, the stylist told me to use Shine Moist Ionic Keratin Treatment because it's a deep conditioning treatment. I bought the sachet which cost me 100Php at David's Salon. After three days, I used it after shampooing my hair. It made my hair more softer and shiny. I consumed the sachet three times because I have a medium hair.

                      Keratin is a protein formed from keratinocytes that makes up most areas in our body such as our hair, nails and skin. Our hair gets unhealthy when the external layer of keratin is damaged. To replenish the keratin and make the external layer of keratin healthy, keratin treatments should be applied. 


                        At the back of the sachet, it says that the Ionic Keratin Treatment injects dry, colored, permed and frizzy hair intensive moisture plus softness perfectly. This provides deep penetrating moisturizing for brilliantly gloss and shine effects. Also Ionic Keratin Treatment enhanced by using professional steamer to maximize the potential for increased softness.


After shampooing, blot dry the hair with a towel. Apply Shine Moist Hair Treatment generously over all the hair and cover with a plastic cap for 15 to 30 mins with or without heat.


Fatty Alcohol, Distearyl Dimetlyl Ammonium, Dimethcone, Mineral oil, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isporoyy Myristate, Glycerine, Hyroxyprppyl Trmonium Hydrolyze Collagen, Aqueous Solution Of Solun E, Glydant Plus, Citrate Acid, B5,  Water, Herbaflor

Why I love this product:

It makes the hair shine or glossy.
It smells good.
It leaves the hair smooth and softer.
It is easy to apply.
In one sachet, it can be used 2-3 times.
It is good for rebonded and colored hair. 

Why I don't love this product:

I can't mention any.

Shine Moist Ionic Keratin Treatment


E.L.F Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

E.L.F Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

                          As I was looking for a waterproof eye liner at a beauty store in Alabang Town Center, I saw an eye liner pen at the E.L.F section which amazed me because it was cheaper compared to other branded eyeliner pens. The E.L.F. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen was worth 129.75 Php. I was very happy to try this out because I’m not good at putting eyeliner liquid and it's very hard for me to shape wings or sharp ends using eyeliner pencils except turning the eyes to smokey.

                       The eyeliner pen is smudge free. It is very manageable when applying it to the lines. I can shape a wing at the end of my eyes easily. 

(The eyeliner pen's color is coffee)

LOL.. It should have been black but it was out of stocked :)
                                   BTW, the eyeliner's color is coffee so I thought it should be darker at first application ( guess not ). I've applied three to four layers because the color was much likely light brown. It was the last stock and I needed an affordable eyeliner so badly. But hey it's affordable so what do I have to lose on trying new stuffs :)


Hold applicator at a slight angle and apply color to the base of lashes. Use a light touch for thin lines or a firmer touch for thicker lines. To remove easily, use an oil based makeup remover.


It is affordable.
It is easy to apply especially when making sharp ends and curves.
It is smudge free.


It’s only somewhat waterproof.

E.L.F. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen


Double Eyelid Tape from The Face Shop

                      This clear Double Eyelid Tape from TheFaceShop helps in turning mono eyelids to temporary double eyelids. A packet contains 40 pairs of eyelid tapes worth 110 Php at TheFaceShop. Each tape is designed to the outline of eyelids so you don’t have to shape or cut it. Aside from that, it can be used with make-up.


                           I have so-called chinita eyes so the tapes are very useful  in enhancing the look of my eyes. Some people who don’t look at my eyes closely think I'm wearing a white eye make-up.

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Clean the area where you will place the tape, or wash face and then pat dry. Use tweezers to put the tape above the lash line. You can cut the excess until you get your desired shape.


It is easy to apply.
It makes the eyes look bigger.
It creates a natural crease when covered by make-up.
It is affordable.
It does not irritate the eyes.


It is a bit visible during the day. 

Double Eyelid Tape from TheFaceShop


Professional Touch Salon Styling Mousse

                                 The Professional Touch Salon Styling Mousse is used for styling and holding the hair. At the same time, it adds volume to the hair and makes it shiny. It contains pro vitamin B5 and UV filters. Sizes vary from small container which is 225ml and large at 350ml.

The opening is secured with a small plastic cap. 


After shampooing, dry hair with towel. Shake the can before using the mousse.  Hold the can downwards and dispense into the palm of hand. Scatter equally the mousse to the hair. Style hair.


It is easy to apply.
It is affordable.
It is contained in a cute container (^_^)
It doesn’t make the hair hard.
The smell doesn’t hurt the nose.
Its fragrance lasts long in the hair.
It holds the style of hair long enough.


It needs a lot of mousse to style and get the desired hair. 

Professional Touch Salon Styling Mousse

Israel Origin Clay Mask (White Clay & Lemon)

                I bought this mask, Israel Origin Clay Mask, at Nature Republic worth 370php.This was recommended to me by the saleslady as their best seller. It has a protective screen inside which I love with most Korean products because it doesn’t mess in the container. I use this twice a week before bedtime, and not before going out, so that my skin won’t absorb the dust and dirt outside.

  It says on the label that the mask is for sebum adsorption and skin purification.

 Cleanse face and gently massage the clay over the face, avoiding the eyes and eyelid. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes then rinse with warm water.


It can be used twice a week.
It leaves the skin smooth.
It brightens the skin.


It has a strong smell when applied but disappears after washing the face.

Israel Origin Clay Mask


Caimei Extra Care -- Hot Oil Hair Treatment For 60 Seconds

                       I had frequent rebonding, hair coloring and heat-styling, and these made my hair dry, frizzy and dull. I was hoping that this hair treatment product, Caimei Extra Care Hot Oil Hair Treatment for Damaged Hair, would take care of my hair and it did. It caught my attention because of its bargain price and its large container (680 grams!). I bought it at Watson's for 135 Php (on sale). It has been one month and it's not empty yet. I have average volume and length of hair and I use it daily. 

          It contains pro-vitamin B5 that moisturizes and brightens the hair. It has UV protection. It provides nutrition and makes the hair soft and smooth like silk.


It is easy to apply.
It has a pleasant smell.
It makes the hair smooth and shiny.
It can be used daily.
Protects the hair from the sun.


It is very effective for me so I can't mention any.


Shampoo hair. Rinse well and then pat hair dry with towel. Apply Caimei to hair and massage for 60 seconds. Rinse thoroughly. 

Caimei Extra Care Hot Oil Hair Treatment

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