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Contouring is Out, Strobing is In

I was never a fan of contouring. I tried doing it but I still think that it is not for me. Well, I just found out that there is a new (but not really that new) makeup trend which I like more. It is called “strobing” .

“Strobing? What is that?”

Strobing is the opposite of contouring. Instead of using dark shades of makeup to sculpt your face, you use shimmery products to illuminate your features and give you a natural glow. To make it easier for you, it is the same as highlighting. However, with strobing, it gives the look of having luminous skin that comes from within. This makeup technique makes you look more youthful and radiant.

How did I find out about strobing? I received a newsletter email from Glamourbox about Strobing 101. Let me share it with you… 😀

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You could also refer to this tutorial as well. 😀

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BDJ Box: Unboxing My June 2015 BDJ Box: Bioderma

It is officially the second half of the year and we get to expect more of the rainy season at this time. This will be another drastic change in our weather conditions. Thus, our skin would likely get affected and become dry and irritated.

This is why BDJ Box came up with another exclusive box that will take care of our skin and keep it moisturized and hydrated. Introducing… The June 2015 BDJ Box: Bioderma. 😀

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As stated in Bioderma’s philosophy, it has acquired unique expertise by placing biology at the service of dermatology. Bioderma selects the purest active ingredients, using molecules naturally found in the skin for better tolerance. They preserve, activate or restore the skin’s natural processes.

(information taken from the Bioderma website)

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Lovely personalized note from BDJ Box… Thank you very much!

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Here are all the items inside the box.

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My May 2015 BDJ Box: Bioderma items along with their corresponding retail prices:

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Review: FS Cosmetics Powder Blush

Since I love blushes, I got so excited when I saw the FS Cosmetics Powder Blush in Warm Chiffon in my May 2015 BDJ Box: Kiss Dry Goodbye! Another blush to try out!!! 😀

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Well, not as a blush. Read on why…

Product Description (taken from the FS Cosmetics website):

Silky-soft powder blush blends smoothly and easily for a streak-free, natural finish look.

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Given that this is a blush, I would love to see the shade from the outside. If it has a transparent top cover, it would be better. Mirror dilemma? It could be placed underneath the powder where you flip it up to see the mirror.

When I saw the shade name, I thought that Warm Chiffon would be a rosy type of color. Well, it’s not. Upon opening the compact, I saw that the color is a medium, skin-toned like shade. I immediately thought that this would not work well as a blush. It can work for contouring.

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With that, I think that blushes should have shades that could really be used as a blush. For me, it is kind of confusing to see blush shades that should rather be used as a contour powder.

The compact also includes a brush inside. Since this is intended to be used as a blush, I think that this is fine. However, given that the shade is not so much for that purpose, I cannot use this. I will rather go for the usual contour brushes.

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Review: Pond’s Flawless White BB+ Cream

I love using BB Creams because it can give a flawless look on my skin while maintaining its natural, youthful glow. Well, think of those famous Korean actors and actresses. The look of their skin is one thing that a lot of us envy. Well, a BB Cream can do the job to achieve that. Apparently, there are some skin types that seem to repel the formulation of a BB Cream. There are some who get breakouts afterwards. Some get super oily by midday. Others don’t like the sticky feel of the BB Cream when it combines with the hot weather here in our country.

Luckily, I discovered a product which has that same effect of the typical BB Cream but also answers the skin concerns stated above. It is the Pond’s Flawless White BB+ Cream in Light. I am so happy that I got this product from my March 2015 BDJ Box: Pond’s. 😀

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Product Description (taken from the Pond’s website):

Looking for the best BB Cream*? The Pond’s Institute developed Pond’s Flawless White BB+ Cream—a whitening cream and lightweight foundation in one—giving both skin care and makeup benefits. Use Pond’s BB+ Cream to achieve a flawless, no-makeup look.

Special Ingredient: GenActiv™
Two potent ingredients, Niacinamide and 12HSA, regulate the genes that control melanin production.

  • Compared to other BB Creams, it is less likely to cause pimples because it’s less sticky and helps control oil the whole day. No need to apply powder afterwards.
  • Compared to a CC Cream, it gives better coverage without the sticky feeling, aside from Pond’s expert skin care formula.

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

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Review: Majolica Majorca Wow Brows Kit

Eyebrows frame the face and could make or break your look. This is why it is so important to keep your eyebrows well-groomed.

There are a lot of products out there that you could use to groom your brows. As for me, I rely on my Majolica Majorca Wow Brows Kit to give me my perfect-looking eyebrows. 😀

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This kit includes the essential items for giving you the “WOW” in your brows! 😀

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  • Majolica Majorca Brow Customize (Sword Cut) in BR660
  • Majolica Majorca Brow Customize Holder
  • Majolica Majorca Brow & Lash Colorist in BR555
  • Majolica Majorca tweezers

Before the review, here are the tips on how to create your “Signature Brows” using the Majolica Majorca Wow Brows Kit. 😀

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Quite complicated? Same feeling here when I tried to follow that for the first time. But, with constant practice, you can surely get the hang of it. 🙂 Now, let’s move on to the reviews. 😀

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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):

pixy uv whitening compact powder coverlast product description

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BDJ Box: Unboxing My March 2015 BDJ Box: Pond’s

It is March and this month is very special to me since it is my birthday month. I don’t know why BDJ Box seems to make good guesses of my skincare needs but I super love this month’s exclusive box from Pond’s. 😉

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All products are full-sized that aim to give a flawless and radiant skin. 😀

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Thank you BDJ Box for the sweet note! 😀

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Here are all the items inside the box.

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My March 2015 BDJ Box: Pond’s items along with their corresponding retail prices:

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