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Sunday, 14 June 2015

How I: Deal with pimples and acne

Hi Everyone!

I've recently been having to deal with some pretty bad breakouts. I'm not sure if it's my hormonal imbalance acting up, the humidity+oil on my face or something else but whatever it is, it's been causing a number of pimples and cystic acne on my chin, forehead and nose. What terrible places to have blemishes!

Anyway, so aside from making sure I cleanse my face every morning and night, I also use spot treatments to help dry out the blemish faster.

Two products that I use for these are Human Nature's Acne Defense Tea Tree Solution Gel and Garnier's Pure Active Anti-Imperfections Roll-On. Both of these products work wonderfully at getting rid of my blemish problems.

The Human Nature gel works wonders on all sorts of acne, from tiny ones to bigger cystic ones like what I have to deal with occasionally. For tiny pimples, I find that this dries them out in a day or two of applying it once a day. For cystic acne, I usually have to put this on regularly every morning and night for around 3 days before I see it shrink. I usually then continue treating it with the Garnier roll-on.

I find that the Garnier roll-on is not as strong as the Human Nature gel, so this does best on smaller pimples or those already drying out. I have also tried using this on my acne, and I find that it does work, albeit taking longer than when I use Human Nature. I love the roll-on application of this though, since you don't have to use your fingers and it gives a nice cooling effect and mini massage to the skin.

Aside from these two products, I make sure to get enough water and sleep! :)

Thanks for reading~ What do you use to help clear up a bad breakout?

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Pick me up: Chewy Graham Bars

Hi Everyone!

The past few days have had me feeling lazy and distracted. I can't seem to get myself to sit and write. It could be the weather, my hormones or perhaps my lack of sleep the past week - but whatever it is, it sure is making sure that I'm a procrastinating bum.

Usually when I feel like this, I usually look for sweet things to try and get my energy up. My colleague then introduced me to these delicious Chewy Graham Bars by the baking momma.

Doesn't that look delicious? These treats are the perfect blend of sweet and chewy, great for satisfying those cravings! It's not only topped with marshmallows, but it has marshmallow filling as well.

 Who else here loves marshmallows??

Usually when I'm hungry, these manage to tame my tummy without ruining my appetite.Those who aren't fond of sweets however, might not be able to consume a lot of these. My mom ate one and liked it, but didn't want to eat another because she said it was sweet :/ My sister on the other hand, finished a whole box in one day! And she still wanted more haha!

The baking momma also has other desserts (like Choco Graham Balls and Choco Butterscotch Brownies) that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth! A box of 8 pieces is Php 80 while a box of 10 pieces is Php 100. It's worth it I promise!! :)You can check out her other stuff on her instagram page. To order, you can contact the numbers indicated on the picture of the box above and on her instagram page

What about you guys, are you fond of sweets? What are your favorite desserts? :)

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The above mentioned product was bought with my own money and I received no compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

The Body Shop Haul

Hi Everyone!

The Body Shop is currently celebrating it's 19th birthday/anniversary with a big sale! Naturally, I had to drop by :) I was able to pick up a few things while I was there.

Shower Gel got all bubbly when I dropped it accidentally lol

Moringa Soap and Shea Soap
These two soaps came as a set that was only P190, which is normally the cost of one bar of soap. I really love their Shea scent! 

Apple Blossom Shower Gel
I got the 200ml size for only P135! Such a steal since it's normally P400+ so I bought one for myself and for boyfriend (whom I've recently converted to the wonders of shower gel)

Color Crush Eye Shadow in Blackcurrant Affair
This was only P179 from P595! Such a crazy discount, I couldn't resist picking this one up. Even if god knows I have way too many eye shadows, especially purple ones.

Vitamin C Microdermabrasion
Now, this wasn't on sale at P95, but I decided to pick this up out of curiosity! I've stuck to using my St Ives Apricot Scrub for so many years, so I thought I'd try something new :)

I was also able to find Ben! If you find their adorable British guard mascot hiding behind the products, you'll get a prize from Body Shop. And if you upload your "find Ben" picture to social media (I uploaded to Twitter and Instagram, but you can also do it through Facebook), you stand a chance to win P5000 worth of products from The Body Shop. Now that's a great way to celebrate ;) 

What are some of your favorite products from The Body Shop?

Sunday, 10 May 2015

My Favorite Spring/Summer Eye Shadows (Neutrals)

Hi Everyone!

I have always been a fan of darker colors, both with fashion choices and with makeup. I love a good grey eye shadow just as much as I love my black tops (which I have way too many of).

But for this season, I'm switching it up by going for lighter colors on my lids. With the sweltering heat of Manila, I actually don't like wearing a lot of makeup during the summer months. But when I feel like wearing eye shadow, I choose neutral shades to keep my makeup look fresh.

Below are my top picks for neutral eye shadows for Spring/Summer:

NYX Adorable Shadow Palette
A palette of six eye shadows that can create either a nude day look or a natural smokey night look. I love the light brown shade! It's the type of color that isn't noticeable but definitely makes you look a bit more put together.

Wet N Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells
Palette of 3 eye shadows that are perfect for a natural make up look - my personal fave! That bottom shade is a dupe for MAC's All That Glitters.

Maybelline Open Eye Look in BR1
A collection of pearl finish eye shadows in gradient colors from brown to orange. These are beautifully pigmented and make a nice pop of color on the lids without venturing into a "bright" eye look.

What are your favorite eye shadows for the warm weather?