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Review: Pixy UV Whitening Compact Powder Coverlast

As a mom, there are times when rushing in the morning becomes so inevitable. This is because upon waking up, my kids spend some bonding time with me before they eat their breakfast. Sometimes, I lose track of the time that I have to rush preparing myself to go to work. I normally do a complete makeup routine but given that I have less time in my hands, I have to eliminate most of the steps. Apart from that, my adorable little daughters go over my makeup stash creating a beautiful mess when I am doing my makeup. Haha! Oh, the wonders of being a mom… 😀

This is why I got so lucky to discover a product that is suited for this kind of situation. It is a powder that gives full coverage, covers skin imperfections and provides a flawless finish the same way a foundation, concealer and setting powder would do. In addition to that, it takes lesser time to apply. It is the Pixy UV Whitening Compact Powder Coverlast in Natural. I got this from my January-February 2015 BDJ Box: Kawaii Must-Haves. 😉

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Product Description (printed on the box of the product):

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BDJ Box: Unboxing My January-February 2015 BDJ Box: Kawaii Must-Haves

The January-February BDJ Box is definitely a must-have since all the products inside are meant to give you your best kawaii look! 😉 Once again, we get to have a big box and it is filled with eight full-sized items!!! Super great, right? 😀

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This month’s box features products from Bifesta, Lucido-L, Pixy and Sunkiller. Look at those items… Cuteness overload!!! 😀

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Aside from that, my box came with a cute, sweet note from the BDJ Box team. Awww… Thank you so much! *big hug* 😀

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Here are all the items inside the box.

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My January-February 2015 BDJ Box: Kawaii Must-Haves items along with their corresponding retail prices:

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Review: CoverGirl TruBlend Products (Liquid Makeup and Pressed Powder)

Have you been busy lately with Christmas preparations, parties and reunions? Well, me too! I can totally relate!!! Aside from that, the next thing to prepare for is the upcoming New Year celebration. Whew! Super jam-packed schedules… Haha! 🙂 Thus, it has been a while since my last post.

For today, I will be sharing with you my recent love for CoverGirl products. They are so amazing and I am thankful that I was able to discover them through my December 2014 BDJ Box: CoverGirl. I will initially feature the CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup in Buff Beige and CoverGirl TruBlend Pressed Powder in Translucent Light.

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First off, the review for the CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup in Buff Beige

Product Description (taken from the CoverGirl website):

truBLEND Liquid Makeup is available in 21 shades and features a new shade-matching system. To find your perfect blend, first determine your shade family. Second, choose your number. Coordinate complementary truBLEND products based on your number for a seamlessly flawless nude look that blends in and virtually disappears.

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The bottle includes a pump so you could easily dispense a certain amount of the product depending on your desired coverage.

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Here is a swatch of the CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup in Buff Beige.

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I like that this foundation could give a medium to full coverage yet it is very natural-looking. It easily blends on the skin and does not make you look so made up. Looking fresh is so easy with this foundation.

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BDJ Box: Unboxing My December 2014 BDJ Box: CoverGirl

The first time that I was able to get an exclusive BDJ Box filled with full-sized items was the April 2014 BDJ Box: Beauty Blossoms. Once again, we are having another exclusive box and everything is full-sized. 😀 This time, it is CoverGirl! 😉

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Seeing all the full-sized items makes this box super worth it. 😀

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Here are all the items inside the box.

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My December 2014 BDJ Box: CoverGirl items along with their corresponding retail prices:

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Review: Shiseido UV Protective Foundation (Liquid and Compact)

Makeup junkies should keep in mind that the finish of the makeup should not be the only concern for buying a specific product. We should also take into consideration that the products we are using are also taking care of our skin.

The current summer heat could result to having a sweaty and oily face when we are exposed under the sun. Aside from that, there are dangers brought about by long hours of sun exposure. Although we are advised to stay indoors when the sun is out, there are times when it is inevitable for us not to get out. This is why it is really important to use products that have sunscreen protection.

Shiseido’s extensive research on sunscreen protection for their products is based on three development points:

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Having those factors included in their products, Shiseido released new foundations that address our concerns with regards to saying hello to Mr. Sun.

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(screenshot taken from the Shiseido website)

I am super lucky because I got two out of three of these newly released foundations during the Sip & See of Shiseido’s SS2014 Collection: the Shiseido UV Protective Liquid and Compact Foundations in Light Ochre. 😀

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Review: FS Cosmetics Two Way Cake

Looking for a powder that could…

  • set your makeup perfectly?
  • give a nice and flawless finish?
  • could look nice in pictures?
  • less than Php500?

Too good to be true? Not really… 😉 Presenting the FS Cosmetics Two Way Cake in Organza. 😀

Product Description (taken from the FS Cosmetics website):

High quality cake foundation that can be applied wet or dry.
It contains Vitamin E that nourishes and softens skin.
It also has UV-protection and oil-control.


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This is more than just a powder because it even has SPF35+ and PA+++. It is a makeup and skincare in one. Rest assured, your skin can be protected from the sun. Also, based on the product description, this has Vitamin E and oil control. For the oil control part, my face still gets oily after a few hours but it is not really a problem since I blot my face to get rid of the oil.

When you open the compact, it has the typical powder pan and mirror. I am not sure if the others like the scent of this powder. As for me, I find it too strong. It is like an odd, vanilla-like scent that is really strong. Nevertheless, the scent is gone once applied.

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I asked the sales assistant in SM Makati which shade is suited for me. I particularly told her that I want a powder that won’t look too white in pictures especially if the camera used has a flash but is still close to my skin color. She suggested that I get the Organza shade.

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Review: Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

Looking for a foundation that could give an “airbrush finish” effect without shelling out too much money? Then, you might want to try using the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse. The shade that I got is in Nude Beige (Light 3.5).

Product Description (taken from the Maybelline website):

Ideal for Normal Skin

Why You’ll Love It

  • Air-whipped liquid provides perfecting coverage for 100% poreless skin
  • Ideal for normal skin
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free, Dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores, safe for sensitive skin

For Best Results
Apply smoothly and evenly to your face and blend with your fingertips.

Cosmo Best of 2010

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The bottle comes with a pump in which you can control how much amount of the product you just need to use. The pump does not have any cover so make sure that you twist back the head of the pump to prevent possible spillage when you are done using it.

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Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse

As a beauty blogger, I am on a constant search for interesting beauty products that are available in the market. When it comes to makeup foundation, so far, the ones that I have tried are the liquid and powder types. This is why the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Classic Ivory (Light 2) caught my eye when I was browsing over the Maybelline counter last month. It is not the usual kind of foundation that I have been used to. So, I bought one to give it a try. 😀

Product Description (taken from the Maybelline website):

Ideal for Normal to Oily Skin

Why You’ll Love It

  • Revolutionary air-soft mousse provides perfecting coverage for 100% velvet-matte perfection
  • Ideal for normal to oily skin
  • Fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores, safe for sensitive skin

For Best Results
Apply smoothly and evenly to your face and blend with your fingertips.

#1 foundation in the world

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Upon seeing it for the first time, I kept on thinking as to how I would use it since I am used to the typical liquid or powder foundation. I have initially tried this with a foundation brush. However, I cannot seem to make it blend properly. Aside from that, product particles fall off from the brush that can stain your clothes. Such a hassle…

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Here is a swatch of the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Classic Ivory (Light 2). That is a heavy swatch, by the way. See those product particles? If you use a brush, some of the particles will fall off and stain whatever it is in which it will land. If you get that much amount using your finger, it would be hard for you to apply and blend it on your skin.

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Makeup Purchases: FS Cosmetics, Aido Cosmetics and Fashion 21 Cosmetics Products plus Freebies

I am so excited to share with you this post because this is the first time that I bought makeup exclusively from local brands.

See?!?! Haha! 😛

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For FS Cosmetics, I got the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Single Eyeshadow in Coffee Arabica and Two-Way Cake.

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Makeup, Skincare and Nailcare Purchases: Maybelline, Etude House and San San Products plus Freebies

Finally… My first beauty purchases post for the year! Yey!!! 😀

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For Maybelline, I got the Baby Skin Pore Eraser, Dream Liquid Mousse and Dream Matte Mousse.

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