Friday, November 18, 2011

Watsons Green Tea Antioxidant Oil Control Facial Toner: Review

Hi guys! Another review from me! Yay! It's been so long! Today's review, however, is not a good one. Last month, I bought this toner at Watsons called Watsons Green Tea Antioxidant Oil Control Facial Toner. What lured me to buy the product is the nice scent and of course, the reasonable price of (around) PHP89.00. This toner smells really refreshing but it BROKE ME OUT! U_U
At first, I thought the whole acne drama was all because of my period and my hormones. I stopped using it, had my  facial and waited for my face to clear up. A few days ago, after my face has fully recovered, I decided to  try it again just to see if it really was the product that made me break out or if it was just a coincidence. Sad to say, it wasn't. I just used it for two consecutive days and it broke me out so bad. My forehead is now filled with huge red zits all over. I feel really ashamed to go outside (especially at work where I'm required to tie my hair up and put my bangs away from my face). I would take pictures just to prove it if it didn't embarrass me so much. Yes, that's how bad the situation is right now. Sad to say, I won't be recommending this product for other people to use.

To its defense, my sister uses the product for herself and it did not cause her to break out. In the end, I just gave her the product.

- nice smell
- reasonable price
- easily accessible
- doesn't leave skin dry

- BREAKS ME OUT like there's no tomorrow!

Now is it worth it? For me? NO!

with love, Anna Luisa

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mini Korean Skin Care and Cosmetics Haul

Hi everyone! I'm here to share with you a mini korean skin care and cosmetics haul that I got for myself over the past weeks. I'm very happy with these purchases although I haven't really had the chance to use the products yet.

So I purchased the following for myself:

- THEFACESHOP Wrinkle Stop Abyssine Eye Cream for PHP 995.00
- THEFACESHOP Eyebrow Kit for PHP 355.00
- THEFACESHOP Freshian Volumizing Mascara for PHP 265.00
- Etude House Milk Tea Cleansing Cream for PHP 198.00

I got the THEFACESHOP Quick and Clean Toner and Emulsion for free. Along with that, I also got a FREE Bench Fix Proteline Hair Treatment because of a promo that THEFACESHOP had last October 2011. (For every PHP1,500 single receipt purchase, you get a free hair treatment.)

Out of all these products, the only product that I've started to use is the cleansing cream. Nevertheless, if you are interested to know what I think of these products and you want me to review them, let me  know so I can list it in my 'to review' list. :)

with love, Anna Luisa

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shine Moist Henna Wax in Natural: Review

Hi guys! It's been such a  long time and as always, I only have my laziness + work to blame. Anyway, this has been a requested review from my previous post about hair conditioning. I've used up this product already and wanted you guys to know what I think of the product.

A few years back, I've had problems with my hair being dull. Now while I was strolling around Landmark Makti, I saw this area for Shine Moist products. I was actually looking for a hair cellophane product but the salesladies led me towards that area. The lady convinced me that henna wax is something like hair cellophane. It's just that the product comes off easier. So I ended up buying the product and I got the shade "Natural" which actually means it's colorless. It just makes the hair shiny and doesn't add color to the hair. There are other colors available though.

From what I've heard and read, the product comes off in a span of 7 days so people tend to use this product weekly. I haven't tried the colored ones though so I'm definitely just restating what I've heard and read. No personal experience with it whatsoever.

Personally, I like the product because I was looking for a product that would make my hair shiny and it did. Yay!

- not expensive
- available locally
- smells super nice
- makes your hair shiny
- variety of colors available (you also have the option to choose the colorless one)

- color doesn't stay for long according to other people
- shine doesn't stay permamanent as well

Is it WORTH IT? For me, YES. :)

with love, Anna Luisa

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

E.L.F. Collection Giveaway by Heart Kristel's Beauty Blog

I love ELF products and I know you guys love it too. Here's a chance to win a LOT of ELF products since Heart Kristel's Beauty Blog is hosting this giveaway. To know more about the giveaway and how to join, do click on this photo below:

Have a nice day everyone! :)
with love, Anna Luisa

Baviphat Apple All-in-One Peeling Gel: Review

So I was really curious as to what this product is all about. I've never tried peeling gels before. I think I've seen Etude House carry something similar to this. Well, anyway, because I've only tried chemical peeling through my dermatologist, I was hesitant to buy the full size so I got a trial/sample version from e-bay, thanks to BIGTOKYO. :)

my sister opened it w/o my permission so i had no choice but to take its picture looking like that xp

I'm sorry I have no before, during and after shots. Basically, what happens is when you apply it and rub it on your face, white product/ clumps form and frankly speaking I'm not really sure if that's the product, your dead skin or both! All I know is that after rinsing, my face feels super soft and smells super good.

- smells super good (like apple, of course)
- makes skin super soft
- removes dead skin instantly

- not available locally (i think)

Is it worth it? YES. Will I buy the product again? If it becomes available locally, WHY NOT? If not, then I'd have to mark that as a MAYBE. xp

with love, Anna Luisa

Monday, September 12, 2011

Human Nature: Haul + Giveaway

Here are some of the Human Nature products that I got a month ago. I've tried everything out already (except for the peppermint lip balm which I gave away) so if you guys want me to review any of the products below, don't hesitate to comment. Okay?

I basically got myself the following:
- Tinted Lip Balm
- Feminine Wash
- Balancing Face Toner
- Balancing Facial Wash
- Sunflower Beauty Oil

Sorry if I still haven't been posting a lot. I might not be able to post a lot in the future as well but I do hope you still continue to read and follow my blog.

If you guys are interested, I'm inviting all of you to join my first youtube giveaway and get the chance to win PINK CIRCLE LENSES, USAMIMI HEADBAND, etc. I would appreciate it if you joined.

with love, Anna Luisa

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My First YT Contest Giveaway

Note: Do note that I am not a fluent English speaker so I'm sorry for any mistakes you may notice.

As a thank you to all my subscribers, I am hosting my very first giveaway. I may have left out some important rules while filming so please read the complete instructions below.

[Read for the COMPLETE RULES on how to win]

To join the comment portion (random):
1. Subscribe to my channel
2. Like and favorite this video
3. Follow my twitter account AND blog (links below)
4. Comment below (Just comment ONCE) and:
a. Tell me what you want to see in my channel in the future (1 entry)
b. Ask me any question about me or my tutorials (1 entry)
c. Tell me you've followed my twitter and blog with your twitter and Google id (1 entry)

For photo submission entries (picked personally):
1. Subscribe to my channel
2. Like and favorite this video
3. Follow my twitter account AND blog (links below)
4. Submit a photo with you wearing a make-up that would look best with the circle lens up for grabs (which is the Dueba Magnum Caviar Pink lenses)
- You may submit a maximum of 2 looks
- Five (5) photos maximum for each look
- At least one (1) of the five photos must be you holding a piece of paper up with your youtube username (just to make sure you're not using someone else's photo)
- Expect that some, if not all, photos will be displayed in my winner announcement video.
5. Send it to with the subject "Giveaway Entry" and don't forget to write your youtube username.

Deadline is on September 20, 2011 @ 12 PM (GMT+8). Deadline may change.
If I feel like the number of entries submitted is not enough, I will be extending it so there is a possibility of an extension but there's no way I'll be closing this earlier than what's stated in the video.

Giveaway is open to both my local and international subscribers.

Good luck and God bless you all! Take care! ^_^

I'd be really thankful if you guys join and post about this giveaway too. Thanks! :)

with love, Anna Luisa

SanSan Soleil Lip Colour Pink Tropics: Review

And so I bought this lip colours more than a month ago and as I always say, I haven't had the time to post about it. I saw some reviews regarding this summer SanSan line so when I went to check out HBC, I got 2 of the 3 available lip colors. Just don't ask me why I didn't get all three when I still could. I got Pink Tropics and Peach Ibiza. Now I regret not getting the Nude Carribean. I kept Pink Tropics for myself, which I really love and gave my Peach Ibiza away as one of my gifts.

Anyway, the packaging is so cute, as you can see. And it smells like coconut or something. What's best about it is that it only costs PHP 109.75 each! Cheap, right?

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on my lips (no flash)

- Colors are very much wearable
- I love the coco smell
- Cheap
- Available locally
- Not drying
- Cute packaging

- Easily fades

Would I buy it again? Hmmm... Probably not the same color but I'm thinking of buying Nude Carribean. And yes, this is worth it. :)
with love, Anna Luisa

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Unboxing prizes from syurisyndrome @ yt

Last month, I posted about a giveaway that I won. But for those who wasn't able to read that post, I'll just link you to that post HERE.

And so I won Jasmine's first giveaway through video response and I just got the prize package earlier this week. I wanted to show you guys the whole unboxing moment but I tend to blabber a lot so I kind of sped up some parts that's why some of it is in mute. I don't know why instead of me being sped up, the program kind of just cut the video.

WARNING: The person opening the package may seem weird. Do not fret. She is NOT a clone. I repeat. She is NOT a clone. She's just naturally weird. And on behalf of her, I'd like to apologize for her weirdness. ;p

This is the complete list of what I got (worth at least USD50):
-Selection of 3 samples
-Uptown Visions All Over Shimmer Powder: Sparklin' Beige
-Kosé Visée Eye Color Collection Eyeshadow: SV 006
-Elianto Vibrant Eyeshadow: 07 Coral Pink
-Elianto Vibrant Eyeshadow: 04 Aluminium Grey
-3D Rubber Nail Seal with Stones
-en Coleur Eyeliner: P03 Sable
-en Coleur Eyeliner: P00 White
-Loujene Eyelash With Glue: 06 Goblin
-Rubi Shoes by Cotton On Inspiration Ring Set
-Ludifull In The Secret French Kiss Gloss: 07
-Maybelline [Asia Limited Line] Refreshing Tinted Balm: Dolly Lychee
-Skinlite Strawberry Yogurt Masque
-My Beauty Diary Southern France Apricot Mask
-Maruido Blush: 08
-Love Labo Bihada Ichizoku Hatsukoi Makeup Base

-Lana Cane Lehcaresor Papier Poudre: Rose Naturelle

Here's the video I entered with:
Easy Sun Kissed Look

Do check Jasmine's channel here:
Jasmine's blog (Follow her!):

To Jasmine, thank you once again for all of these! ^_^

with love, Anna Luisa

Thanks Genn! :)

Hi guys!

I know I have been neglecting my blog for weeks now and I'm really sorry for that. I have no time to update ever since I started training for work. So I'm really sorry for that. This is also why I encourage all of you to subscribe to my youtube channel because apparently, I am more active there. Haha!

I thank all the followers, though, who stick with me and read my posts. Recently, I got some awards from some of my beautiful followers. I also received a tag and a small gift.

Let me tell you guys about the gift first. This was given to me by Genn. It's a small digiart and I received it as a thank you. Isn't it pretty? :)

Genn, thank you so much for this nice gesture. I've seen the photo like a month ago but never had the chance to devote some time into typing and thanking you. I'm so sorry about that. Anyway, I hope it's not too late to express how thankful I am and how much I appreciate this. THANK YOU! :)

Anyway, I will probably discuss the awards and tags on my next posts since this is a special post dedicated to Genn. Keep up the good work, you're always welcome and once again, THANK YOU! ^_^

with love, Anna Luisa

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Myra Vitaglow Tinted Moisturizer: Review

I know I've been out for so long but I will be making it up to you guys with a review. Today's my birthday, by the way, and I just turned 22. It's off topic but I wanted to say it anyway.

I've been using Myra Vitaglow Tinted Moisturizer for about three weeks now and I must say that for PHP 135, this product is super worth it! I use it everyday for work. I got the one in Beige but I kind of have a feeling Ivory would be better. Beige is not that bad but since the coverage is very sheer I think Ivory would liven up my face more compared to the Beige one, which is a bit dark for my face.


- super cheap
- makes your skin 'glow'
- doesn't feel heavy at all
- doesn't break me out
- has a lot of product for just PHP 135
- widely distributed locally
- easy to blend with your natural skin tone (Beige is actually a bit dark on me but it blends pretty well on my skin. I have a feeling Ivory would look better on me.)
- has tiny glitters (Some people hate this but I really like it. They're really small, barely noticeable and just makes your skin look more vibrant.)

- only has 2 colors (I think i'm in between the two.)
- can't control the amount of product

Again, to wrap this review up, this product is super worth it. I highly recommend for you guys to try this product.

with love, Anna Luisa

Monday, July 18, 2011

Aido Classic Lipstick in Shade N: Review

I'm not sure if you guys have noticed this particular product in my collective haul last June but I just got to use this lipstick continuously these past 2 weeks and now I'm ready to give my verdict on the product.

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I've used this for work. I personally planned to use my Artmatic Nutmeg lipstick topped off with my Fashion 21 liquid lipstick as gloss over it but our trainer wants our make-up to look lively so I chose to use this pink lipstick here.

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- Shade is lovely
- Super cheap (PHP 50)
- Available locally (bought mine in SM Makati Watson's)

- Tends to dry the lips (make sure to apply lip balm before use)
- Not long lasting
- Hate the packaging (lipstick doesn't go all the way into the tube)

So after all these, would I repurchase? MAYBE. But only to try a different shade.

with love, Anna Luisa

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Feature: Jessica-Marie's Forever21 Giveaway

This is just going to be a quick post. I've been pretty busy with work and as I have predicted, I have neglected this blog! I am super sorry for not updating/ posting regularly but I try my best to post as much as I can.

Today, I'm just posting about a giveaway. Thanks Jess (not sure if that's your nickname, haha!) for informing me about this giveaway.

It's open internationally so I suggest you guys follow her blog and join this giveaway. :)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

with love, Anna Luisa

Saturday, July 9, 2011

EOS E202 Green / Japanese Big Eyes Love Green Contact Lens: When Worn

Just as I've said in the video (below), this is not going to be a review because I've already posted a review on a lens of the same series, just in a different color. I'll just provide you with pictures and a video of how it looks like when worn since comfort and all that is pretty much the same.

Here's the video:


Now, here's my review on the EOS E202 (Violet) / JBE Love Violet.

with love, Anna Luisa

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Good Surprise (Giveaway Contest Winner= ME!)

I don't know if you still remember my previous feature about Syuri/ Jasmine. Anyway, it's okay if you don't because I'll provide a link to that post HERE. Do check that post out so you can view the links to her youtube channel and blog. Do follow her and subscribe. :)

Anyway, I mentioned in the previous post that I joined her giveaways and yesterday, I was really tired because I went to Makati for final instructions on my upcoming training and when I got home, I checked my youtube channel and I found out that I won her giveaway! Yay! :D

I watched her video announcement over and over again just to be sure it was really me who won and yeah, I was really excited that I did win! When the announcement finally kicked into my system, I got up and jumped around the house! I was super duper happy! I told my mom (and all the people around the house) about the good news and a big smile was plastered all over my face. After all the ramblings and such, I went back into my room and thanked Syuri through comments and sent her a message in youtube. Anyway, I'm just super duper happy and until now, I just can't hide my happiness about what just transpired. It was my first time entering a contest through video response and I'm just overwhelmed I won.

Anyway, once again, I'm enouraging you all to follow her blog and subscribe to her youtube channel. She's such a sweet girl and she's got great tutorials (both inspired and original looks). And if by chance, Jasmine drops by this blog post, I'd just like to thank her once again. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!

That's all for now, bye! :)

with love, Anna Luisa

Thursday, June 30, 2011

SNSD Sooyoung Inspired Make-up: How To

So it's official. I got an SMS yesterday and I'll be starting my hospital training soon. I'll be busier than ever so I'm pretty sure I won't be able to post as much and I definitely won't be following my schedule as I posted before.

In advance, I'd like to apologize. I'll read all the comments and when I get the chance, I'll reply and even make the 'tagged' posts I'm supposed to do. But anyway, I'm just thankful for all my followers.

Here's a tutorial on a look I've done two weeks ago. I've posted this in my youtube 2 weeks ago, I think. Anyway, just click on the photos below to see the tutorial.

I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial. It was inspired by SNSD's Japanese Run Devil Run MV. :)with love, Anna Luisa

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hanskin Glossy Magic BB Cream + Hanskin Mineral Magic BB Cream: Review

Hi everyone! Sorry for MIA-ing on you. I haven't had time to actually check my site out cause I've been mass filming tutorials for my youtube account lately. I feel pressured because I'm going to start training in the hospital soon and I know I'll be pretty busy when that happens but anyway, I'm back and I'm here for a back to back review! Yay! :)

Here's just a simple review on the first 2 bb creams I've tried, both from the same brand Hanskin. I couldn't say much about the product specifics because the descriptions were in korean.

Just click on the photos above to direct you to the youtube link.

with love, Anna Luisa