Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kylie Jenner Inspired Makeup

Since a lot of YouTube beauty gurus are uploading their own makeup tutorials and a lot of people are requesting for it, I decided to join the "Kylie Jenner bandwagon".

Apparently, a lot of girls are loving Kylie's current look. According to the article that I have read from the internet, Kylie Jenner is like bringing back the 90s makeup look. She always wears matte neutral, brown, or mauve lip colors. Ever since she cut her hair short, her makeup look changed as well and I find it absolutely gorgeous! I love the neutral eye makeup + winged eyeliner + wispy lashes! I Googled her latest photos to find one of her looks that I can recreate and I found this rad photo of her where she was wearing a matte mauve lip color. I fell in love with her look so that's where I got my inspiration from. Here's our side-by-side photos:

Haha, I'm sorry for my posing! I was trying too hard to copy the way she posed to the camera. Unfortunately, my hair is not voluminous as hers! Anyway, that's the look! It's actually really simple and easy to do. Here are the products I used in the video and below the list, you'll find the embedded video of the makeup tutorial so you can see how I did the look.

- Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base
- NYX Nude on Nude Palette
- Fashion 21 Single Eyeshadow in 20
- K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
- Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara
- HBC Essentials False Eyelashes
- Glory of New York Mineral Dual Powder in 36 (for contouring)
- Miners Cosmetics Bronzer and Blusher Blend
- Victoria's Secret Metallic Eyes Palette (for highlighting)
- NYX Slim Lip Liner in Nude Truffle
- NYX Matte Lipstick in Natural

So, what do you think of Kylie's current look? And what do you think of my recreation, is it a yay or a nay?

Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Product Review: SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion + GIVEAWAY!!!

One thing that I’ve learned and observed within my 2 years of blogging and researching about beauty-related stuff is that most Filipinas are very eager to achieve whiter complexions. I am actually one of those ladies. Well, I was born with fair complexion already but I still use whitening products to maintain my skin color and to improve it. My sister is my complete opposite, though. She’s not dark but she’s more interested in sporting tanned skin. Hehe!

Most of the whitening products in the market need some time to take effect before you can see results which, let’s admit it, kind of annoys us sometimes and makes us a little impatient. Well, I think I’ve already found something that would truly interest you, my fellow Filipinas! I recently discovered the SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion that is perfect for those impatient ladies out there! Hehe!

SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion is a product made by Splash Corporation, the biggest Filipino-owned personal care company here in the Philippines. It can instantly whiten your skin upon application, like the effect of a BB cream.  SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion has the Tri-Power Technology that whitens skin in three ways. First, like what I’ve already mentioned, it whitens skin instantly upon application, thanks to its whitening actives and opacifying agents. Second, it will reveal your whitest white in 7 days, and lastly, it will reveal the whitest white of your skin if you use it continuously. Another good thing is that the SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion is also really moisturizing and has good benefits for your skin. It has Vitanourish Formula that contains vitamins B3, B5 and E which will really help in whitening and moisturizing the skin. This dermatologically-tested lotion also has SPF 20 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Honestly, even though I use whitening products, I don’t believe in every whitening products in the market. I am really skeptic when it comes to this kind of products because some of the whitening products out there don’t work at all. That’s why I was impressed when I tried out this product. It really lightened my skin upon application. I applied it just on my left hand and then waited for about a minute to let my skin absorb the product then when I checked back, I compared it to my right hand and was amazed to see that my left hand looked lighter and healthier.

Since I already have fair complexion, the result doesn’t show that much in photos. I don’t know if it’s my lighting or maybe my camera really just sucks! So, I decided to do another photo test  using my niece’s hands since she has a medium skin tone (kayumanggi). 

Here’s a before and after shot:

You can see in the after shot that my niece’s right hand looked lighter than the left hand after we applied the SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion. It even looked more supple and gave a beautiful blush white skin. It felt softer, too!

I must say that this lotion is by far, the best local lotion that I have tried. You can see results instantly and it is really moisturizing, too --- not to mention its other benefits for your skin which is just awesome. Oh, I almost forgot to say that this lotion smells really fragrant and fresh as well. I can’t stop sniffing my hands everytime I use it. Hehe!

SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion is available in three sizes – 50ml (Php 71.00), 100ml (Php 123.25), and 200ml (Php 235.00). I got the sizes 50ml and 100ml and I always bring with me the smaller size everywhere I go. The bottle is very handy and the lid is durable so I don’t have to worry about the product spilling inside my bag.

Okay, here’s the awesome part!

Tell us why do you want to have the power of #instantwhite and we just might help you achieve it with SkinWhite's PowerWhitening products!

How to join:
1.     Like SkinWhite on Facebook 
2.     Follow SkinWhite on Instagram 
3.     Post your answer in SkinWhite official Facebook page with the following format:
o   Why do you want to have the power of #instantwhite
o   Answer format: 
*  @SkinWhitePH [Answer "With my #instantwhite skin…"] #TheProjectAwesome
*  EXAMPLE: @SkinWhitePH With my #instantwhite skin, I can stand out in any occassion! #TheProjectAwesome
5.     Comment the following below the blog article:
o   Name
o   Email Address
o   Link to FB post on SkinWhite page

Winner will be announced on  June 28, 2014.

For more info on the product and the brand, you can visit:

You can watch the SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion commercial via this link:

Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)

Monday, June 9, 2014

1-Brand Makeup Tutorial: ESSENCE Cosmetics

Hi everyone! So I've got another 1-brand makeup tutorial for you. This time, I featured Essence cosmetics. Essence, I think, is one of the best drugstore brands of cosmetics in the beauty industry. Most of their products have great quality but the prices won't hurt your pocket. In this makeup look, I've picked out some of their greatest products that are really worth trying, especially the foundation and the translucent powder.

Most of the Essence cosmetics that I have have neutral shades so I decided to go for a soft look that you can wear at a wedding. It can be a bridesmaids makeup or even a wedding guest makeup.

I used an eyebrow powder in this tutorial which made the whole look softer and more natural. I also maximized the use of the eyebrow powder by using it as my contouring powder. Unfortunately, everytime I visit Essence counters in malls, their matte bronzers are always out of stock!

For the eyes, I went for a very simple eye makeup. Honestly, Essence eyeshadows don't have that WOW factor. It's a good thing that they have a good eye primer so it helped in making the eyeshadows appear more pigmented.


- Essence Stay All Day 16hr Foundation in Soft Beige
- Essence All About Matt Fixing Loose Powder
- Essence Eyebrow Stylist
- Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base
- Essence Sun Club Glamour-To-Go Eyeshadow Palette
- Essence I Love Stage Liquid Eyeliner
- Essence Get Big! Lashes Volume Curl Mascara
- Essence Silky Touch Blush in Natural Beauty
- Essence Lip Liner in In The Nude
- Essence XXL Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Pink

Here's the embedded video of my Essence 1-Brand Makeup Tutorial:

Have you tried Essence cosmetics? What are your favorites? :)

Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)

Get 22 FREE Loose Powders from Ellana Minerals + A Sweet Treat!

Sometimes, purchasing cosmetics online, especially foundations and powders, can be tricky because you might end up picking the wrong shade. Thanks to Ellana Minerals for being so considerate (and generous) for offering free sample set of all their mineral loose face powders --- and I mean all! The free sample set includes the 10 shades of their loose powder foundations, concealer powders, and their translucent and finishing powders! Isn't it awesome?

I haven't reviewed their loose powder foundation yet but I've featured it a few times already in my YouTube videos. It is definitely one of the greatest powder foundations that I have ever tried and I strongly suggest that you give it a try.

Now, all you have to do is visit, order your free sample set, pay the shipping fee and that's it! The 22 mini bags of loose powders are all yours! Oh, and if you're ready to purchase the full size, I invite you to order through my affiliate link so you can get 15% discount!

Also, don't forget to take advantage of Ellana Minerals' sweet treat this June!

Get a free Ellana Lip Scrub in Strawberry Vanilla for every P1,000 worth of purchases online and on counters. This promo is available until June 30, 2014 only.

Ellana Minerals branches:
- The Ramp Trinoma
- The Ramp Glorietta
- Cinderella, SM Megamall
- Cinderella, Alabang Town Center
- Cinderella, Robinsons Midtown

Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)

Clean & Clear: Made for Teens

One of the best chapters of your life is your teenage years. It's the moment when you start learning new things, go through new adventures that are different from your imaginary adventures you used to dream of when you're still a kid, and it's also the time when you become conscious about yourself and pretty much everything. So, it is really important to have someone or something that will understand what you're going through. Being a teenager is so much fun but as you develop your consciousness, your body develops too and so you start experiencing some issues like pimples, blackheads, or oily skin.

It's a good thing that US # 1 teen skin care brand, Clean & Clear, understands this phase of your life so they created products that are especially made for teens! I remember when I was still in High School, my favorite facial wash and pressed powder are both from Clean & Clear. My friends and I were obsessed with their pressed powder! Oh, teen years! :)

Let me share with you the 5 teen-tastic reasons why Clean & Clear is certified #madeforteens!

1. #TeenSkinFriendly

Like what I've mentioned, during our teen years we discover and try stuff that are new to us. We become conscious and curious as well with different things. So, we usually use our Mom's, ate's, Tita's beauty stuff and sometimes we even get in trouble because a) it might won't work on our delicate skin and end up with skin problems and b) they might get mad at us for going through their kits and using their stuff! Hehe!

Clean & Clear uses a unique gel formula on their facial cleansers that effectively fights teen skin problems without drying your skin. Also, since they are gel cleansers, they are oil-free and perfect for our warm and humid weather here in the Philippines. If, however, the adults get mad at you for using their kikay stuff, eh, don't sweat it! I'm sure they'll still forgive you. :)

2. #SoftNSmooth

Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Wash has unique anti-bacterial ingredients that effectively fight your skin care scares (pimple, oil, and blackheads) while keeping your face #softnsmooth.

3. #Skinergizing

Clean & Clear Fruit Essentials in Energizing Berry with bursting beads gives your tired skin a much-needed boost with its sweet scent and quirky #skinergizing beads.

4. #SkinSoBright

Clean & Clear Fruit Essentials in Brightening Lemon with bursting beads that pops to reveal a lemony scent and make your #skinsobright and improve overall skin tone.

5. #MadeforTeens

Because it's made for you, teenagers, you can easily find Clean & Clear in top supermarkets and drugstores near you. It's affordable, too, so it definitely won't hurt your allowance! :)

Now, I'm letting my nieces use the Clean & Clear facial cleansers and they all love it! They said it leaves their skin supple and refreshed. Honestly, I'm using it too. Hey, why not? I'm still a teenager at heart, you know. Haha!

Don't forget to log on to which is a certified #madeforteens website where you can rant, rave, and get to know about all things teen.

For updates, promos, and other teen-tastic activities, visit Clean & Clear on Facebook,

Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)