Friday, March 29, 2013

Skin 79 Hot Pink Triple Function BB Cream: Review

As promised (in my latest youtube video), I will be doing a full review on the Skin 79 Hot Pink Triple Function BB Cream. As I've mentioned in the video, this bb cream has been out in the market for quite some time now and a lot of beauty bloggers and youtubers have already talked about how great this product is. This is just another post to add in on the lot of existing reviews already out there.

This bb cream has a bit of grey undertone but I don't really mind since it blends nicely to my skin once applied.


This bb cream is not sticky. It is easily blendable and gets absorbed by the skin quickly. It also has a lightweight feel perfect for humid countries like the Philippines and during summer time.


The bb cream does brighten the face but it offers too little coverage. It definitely won't be able to cover imperfections such as hyperpigmentations, acne scars and all that. You would definitely need a concealer for this.


I wouldn't say it's matte, wouldn't say it's dewy either. It's kind of just in between. I kinda like it because your skin doesn't look flat and dry but it also doesn't look extra greasy/oily.


I don't think it lasts for long especially with oil control. I'd have to say it stays good for about 3-4 hours. Do take note that I have oily skin.


This bb cream did not break me out. Since I only used this for a couple of days so I couldn't really say anything about it's wrinkle improvement properties as well as its whitening property.

This bb cream is a good bb cream especially during this season of heat (summer) but I really don't recommend this for people like me who have a lot os imperfections. No, I wouldn't be repurchasing this product simply because I'd rather try out more bb creams that offer more coverage that I need. If you have good skin to begin with, however, I highly recommend that you try this bb cream out.
with love, Anna Luisa

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Etude House Shini Star Clear Pact: Review

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This is a product that I've bought last year but I never got to review it. Now I finally am pushing myself to be more active in blogging so I'm finally posting a review of this product for those of you who are curious to know what I think of this product.

It's from the Shinee (K-Pop boy group) Speacial Edition collection and it's called the Etude House Shini Star Clear Pact and I got it as a part of the Etude House Beauty Kit from last year. It is in the shade #1 Peach. The other shade, #2, is in Lavender (Check out Frozen Blossom's review on the other shade over HERE.)

This is a pretty good product and although it's in the shade Peach, I feel that this pact is more of a translucent powder that's made just to set your makeup and control oil but doesn't really offer coverage or color pay-off. I've used this product for a couple of months and I have to say that I'm pretty much satisfied with the product. I wouldn't say it's the best setting powder out there but I wouldn't mind using this product again if I was given the chance to.

This product helps control shine, oil and sets your makeup pretty well without irritating your skin. It also doesn't clog the pores and doesn't cause me to break out. It costs around PHP 478.00. This is a little bit pricier that the usual face powders I get for myself but I think pricing is just right considering you're getting quality clear pact for a little less than PHP 500.00

- locally available
- controls oil pretty well (about 3-4 hours before blotting)
- does the job in setting makeup
- cute packaging
- travel friendly (compact)

- no coverage

with love, Anna Luisa

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Purederm Anti- Stress Heat Therapy Mask: Review

Ever tried a self heating face mask before? Well, I have. It's very different from the usual masks that I've tried before. Previous masks and packs I've tried before are cold upon application. This one heats up once it comes contact with your skin.

I bought this particular mask in Watsons. It's called Anti- Stress Heat Therapy Mask from Purederm Botanical Choice. It claims to be relaxing, invigorating and self heating. It comes in a 15ml sachet which is actually good for more than one use. It's in Apricot and is made in Korea so hurrah for those of you (and me) who are fans of the Korean trend.

What's even better is the english description, instruction and reminders! You don't have to stress over FYI stuff written at the back of the product.

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I personally like this mask. It doesn't make my skin extra moisturized or extra soft compared to when I'm using other face masks but I love the joy of waiting for the mask to heat up. That alone is enough for me to repurchase.

I don't remember the exact price but I'm pretty sure it costs less than PHP100 so it's reletively cheap compared to other Korean face masks.

- cheap
- locally available in Watson's
- self heating
- made in Korea
- smells nice
- one sachet is good for more than 1 use

- can't think of any

with love, Anna Luisa

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Japan Home Loven Make Cleansing Pad: Overview

Lately, a lot of cleansing aids have been released in the market. Gadgets like Clairsonic and the likes are here and there. They promote cleansing aids that feature specialized facial brushes that will help you deep clean your pores. As we all know, clean pores means better skin. I don't have perfect skin. In fact, I have to visit my dermatologist twice a month just to get my facial done to ensure that my face is clean (and yet I still break out often). This makes me want to try out products like Clairsonic. Sadly, however, I don't have the money to buy my own so I just have to deal with that and work with what I have.

For people like me, here's a product feature that you may be interested in. I bought this thing at Japan Home for roughly PHP69. Pretty cheap, huh? It's a facial cleansing pad that helps remove deep seated dirt in your pores. It has small, soft bristles to help with removing dirt and dead skin cells.

I started using this last November and I have been loving this ever since. Whenever I use this, I feel like my skin is thoroughly cleansed. Also, I feel that my skin has gotten a lot better (not perfect) since then. The small bristles really does help in cleaning my pores and what's great is that it doesn't irritate the skin. It's not abrasive as one would probably assume. It feels kinda nice  (like a massage) and your skin feels really clean afterwards.

I am happy to share and recommend this product to you, my dear readers.
with love, Anna Luisa

Monday, March 18, 2013

Etude House Surprise Stick Concealer: Review

Hi everyone! This is a long overdue post on my thoughts regarding a concealr I bought from Etude House. I got this as a part of their Beauty Kit last year (April) and this has done me good as a part of my previous daily routine. This product is cheap at PHP 328 and I got it in the shade #2 Natural Beige.

To better explain the effectivity of the product, here are some pictures to satisfy your curiosity:


 unblended concealer


As you can see, this is a good concealer especially for your dark circles.


 unblended concealer


It is not impressive in covering up hyperpigmentations but does the job quite okay.

The only thing I don't like about this is that this concealer creases even after setting it with powder!

All in all, this is a good concealer for its price. It's not my holy grail concealer but is good enough for everyday use.

- cheap (kinda) at PHP 328
- locally available
- easy to blend
- creamy consistency
- brightens dark circles
- able to conceal redness

- creases
- does not conceal hyperpigmentations thoroughly

with love, Anna Luisa

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Neutral Glam Makeup Look (Local Makeup Products)

Hi everyone! It's been quite a while since I actually sat down and created a video tutorial for you guys but here I am finally posting one. This time I made sure to create a look that is flexible. And by flexible, I mean you can definitely pull it off as a day or night look (it depends on how much makeup you usually apply for a night look) and the process of creating the eye makeup is pretty easy. Another plus is that I used (ALL) local makeup products in this tutorial so if you guys are interested, you may want to check my video out over here:

Products Used:
- Ever Bilena Color Pencil in Brown
- Nichido Stardust Shadow in Totally Neutral
- Nichido Mineral Kohl Eye Pencil in Onyx
- Fanny Serrano Lash Curler
- Ever Bilena Thick Lash Mascara

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with love, Anna Luisa