Miniso Pearl Hydrating Brightening Facial Mask Review

If you’ve been reading my blogs before, you may notice how much I whine about my skin getting dry from time to time. So here’s another face mask that my step mother gave me to try. This mask comes in a box with 3 packs of mask inside. Oh, don’t ask me about the price because it was just given to me and my step mom can’t remember how much it cost when I asked her. But I believe you can still find it in Miniso.

You may also grab the pictures below and show it to the sales ladies inside the store and see if they could get you one. Miniso’s beauty products has been quite in demand so sometimes the items goes out of stock. You may have to wait until the next batch arrives. I suggest you leave them your number so you get notified. Now let’s move in to my review.

Miniso Pearl Hydrating Brightening Facial Mask claims to use a highly concentrated formulation of natural materials, helps unbalanced skin become healthier by making it resistant to stress and restoring skin balance.

What I love about the product:

First, it smells heavenly good and the packing looks neat. The scent matters for me because the mask will be sitting on my face for 15 to 20 minutes, so the smell must obviously be something that I can stand. Another thing that I love about the mask is that it really did the job of hydrating my skin after emptying 3 packs that I used in alternate nights for a week. Last but not the least, the manufacturer was very generous with the essence in it. So instead of just getting to use the mask for 3 times, I did a little hack so that I could use it for another round.

If you’ve read my blog about Mumuso Compressed Mask Pack for an Easy DIY Face Mask Review you’d understand how I managed to maximize this mask for 6 times. What I did was, after opening and using the mask that was included in the packaging, I put in a compressed mask pack in replacement for the one that I already used and sealed it with a tape. I left it soaked until the time that I need to use it again.

There is an insanely huge amount of essence left so instead of just wasting it by throwing it to the trash, you can really enjoy another pampering night with it through this hack! You can even do this every time you encounter a face mask that is heavily loaded with healthy essence inside! Who doesn’t want good essences right?

What I didn’t like about the product:

I feel like the mask wasn’t tailored for Asian faces because it was quite big for the face size of most Asian women. So you really have to adjust and fold some parts of it so it sits in place. If you have a face smaller than mine, you might have to do some snipping to set the mask perfectly where you want it.

Would I recommend this product?

Yes, I would definitely recommend this mask. I loved it and I would use it again.

I hope you enjoyed my blog, until next time!

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Mumuso Snail Moisturizing Hydrogel Review

One of the best sellers in Mumuso is their moisturizing hydrogels. You’ll see one of their shelves filled with these products in different kinds. So, what does hydrogel mean? It is a gel in which the liquid component is water. Now let’s move on to the function of a tiny snail in this product. The slime of a snail has a lot of benefit, such as firming, soothing, brightening, as well as moisturizing, but it depends on what kind of snail. It has been used in Ancient Greek to treat burns and because of these benefits snail filtrate has been widely used in cosmetic and beauty industry. It is popular in Korean beauty products and spas in Thailand. Now, it got a curious person like me into trying it. Mumuso Snail Moisturizing Hydrogel is not advisable to be used under your makeup so if you are outside the whole day, your only chance of applying it is at night. So, after washing my face and toning at night, I apply this moisturizer before I go to sleep and rinse it off when I take a bath in the morning. I love this moisturizer because it happened to save my skin from completely drying up. I went through a really rough month of August with an extremely dry skin especially in the eye area, and because I use makeup every day, the dryness worsen. The skin on my cheeks and eye area went paper dry and started to burn. I had so much difficulty in getting the moisture back even if I applied petroleum jelly every night for a week. Then I passed by Mumuso and saw this moisturizer, hoping that it will help save my skin. The price, size and benefit got me interested to bring it to the counter. On the first night of application I noticed that my skin is still dry the next morning after washing it off, but the burning feeling somehow subsided because of the snail filtrate soothing effect. Then after a week of religiously applying it every night, my skin went from paper dry to moisturized. I really felt that my skin is breathing and hydrated again after battling a month of dryness. I have also observed that makeup application glided better on my skin in just few weeks. I would definitely recommend that you guys try it, because my face feels slimy while writing this, a proof that the product is worth it. Kidding aside, it is a good moisturizer and wallet friendly. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed and let me know your thoughts on the comment down below or message me! See you on my next blog!

Product name: Mumuso Snail Moisturizing Hydrogel

Price: Php 99.00

Net weight: 300 grams

Purchased from: Mumuso in Fishermall Branch

Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation Review

Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation is a gel foundation with anti-shine powder core that promises to give you a smooth and natural matte finish. This foundation goes from creamy to powdery matte and is terminologically tested suitable for sensitive skin.

First, this foundation is not full coverage so please don’t keep your expectations really high, but it is very light weight on the face because of the powdery core that blends together with the gel texture. It gives you this feeling that you have no makeup on. I must say that it only gives you a light to medium coverage as I retouch after 2 to 3 hours because it kind of rubs off a little. It blends really well but it doesn’t cover dark spots, just those uneven skin tone, so you may need to apply concealer or a top it off with your favorite powder. This foundation isn’t long lasting and it honestly doesn’t control oil build-ups.

It is portable because it comes as a roll-on. The price is reasonable for every day on the go use especially when you caught it on sale, but not for me. I am quite obsessed on looking fresh the whole day because the weather is so moody and the humidity affects the feel of my skin. If I’m going to compare it to a full coverage foundation that I have been using with the same amount of product, Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation will only last me for a month compared to the other foundation that lasts me for like around 2 months and 3 weeks provided with daily use and without the help of a concealer.

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Shade: 120

(Shades differ depending on your country.)

Content: 9 grams

Price: Php 399.00

Where: SM North EDSA Department Store

I enjoyed using this foundation because it didn’t somehow fail me to be the first foundation that I’ve tried with a powdery core, but maybe after emptying this one that I have I wouldn’t be purchasing another one. I got used to a full coverage foundation so I am only amazed on how light weight this foundation feels but hiding spots can be difficult if you will just use the product alone. Money-wise, if you’re going to purchase this foundation and get a separate spot concealer, it’s a little bit pricey compared to just grabbing a full coverage one that has it all.

I think this foundation is good for those women who have quite a great skin already as this may appear as full coverage for them. My skin needs a different set of requirements so I can’t settle for this one, but I really did enjoy using it because it delivers what it says about being so light weight and it’s not sticky.

Until my next blog! See you!

 

 

Mumuso Compressed Mask Pack for an Easy DIY Face Mask Review

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I recently went strolling inside Mumuso and found a candy like item that got my attention. I saw a Compressed Mask Pack with a packaging that resembles a sweet candy. I have recently been paying a lot of attention to my skin so face mask has been in my weekly routine. So I decided to try if this mask will be an effective tool in helping me achieve a healthier skin.

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Here are the steps in preparing the mask:

  1. Prepare a small empty container to soak the face mask.
  2. Place the compressed mask inside the empty container.
  3. Choose any of your favorite facial essence, toner or squeeze the juice out of a lemon onto the mask. You may combine different essences.
  4. Let it sit for a minute to absorb the essence.
  5. Spread the mask open, apply it to your face and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Wash your face or wipe it clean depending on the ingredients that you used to make the mask.

There’s nothing on the compressed mask, it’s basically just a plain sheet of mask and won’t do any work on your skin. For short, it is just a tool because unlike the usual ready-made face mask, these compressed masks don’t have any beautifying essences that comes with it. The thing that will do the work on your face is the things that you put on the compressed mask. So if you want to whiten up your skin, pour in a whitening essence. If you want your skin to look firm, pour in a firming essence. Let the mask absorb what your skin needs.

The only reason I love using this kind of mask compared to the ones I usually buy is because I get to customize it. I can combine ingredients that my skin needs. Another reason is that the essence sits longer on my face because it will have to wait until the mask dries up. The process of simply applying those essences directly to the skin using your finger or cotton balls is different from using it together through a face mask. Basically, your skin gets more time in enjoying the benefits of the essence when it is used as a mask. So for those who are having a difficult time in choosing a face mask, this has been so satisfying for me and it is a little bit cheaper compared to buying masks that I will be using for a month.

WARNING: Before I forget, keep this product away from children as they may mistake it as candies. Swallowing this may cause the mask to expand inside their body, especially in the throat area that may lead to complications or even death.

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A pack of Mumuso Compressed Mask Pack (35 pieces) for PHP 99.00 only. The mask is cloth-like and doesn’t tear up easily, unlike some of the ready-made masks out there that tears half while you’re trying to spread it onto your face. The packaging is also great because it’s a zip lock, so you don’t need to worry where you will be storing it ones it’s opened and I love the idea of portability because a mask is just a size of a candy.

Maybe one tip that I will give you, especially when you are travelling and want to apply face mask, but doesn’t want to bring all your beauty regimens, is to prepare the mask before you travel. You do this by soaking the mask in a small sealed portable container together with your chosen essences, but make sure that you soak it really well as if it drowning in the essences. The idea here is to avoid it from drying up while you are travelling.

I hope you picked up something from this blog and if you have any questions or suggestions, please do comment it down below! Don’t forget to like and share! Thank you! Until my next blog! See you!

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Review

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My sister suddenly handed me over 2 ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick while we were in the car to go shopping at the mall. My initial reaction was, yeah, as you expected, I tried it on while waiting for her go from one bank to another to check on their accounts. That was my first time to try on a liquid lipstick and I hilariously over did it. Don’t expect for a picture, I didn’t take one because of how messed up it looked and I don’t want to embarrass my gorgeous being all over the internet.

A special note to my younger sister: “Thank you for the lipsticks girl!”

First of all, I love the colors that she gave me. It made me look fun and brighter after all the sleepless nights in college. These are the perfect colors for me because it complemented my skin tone. But if you’re going to go for these lippies, you need to seriously exfoliate and moisturize your lips ladies. You know why, because I literally felt like my lips went on a dessert trip after using it. And also, it’s very difficult to take it off even with a lip makeup remover, it’s extremely stubborn.

Matte liquid lipsticks are supposed to be transfer proof, but these lippies aren’t that transfer proof. It also cracks after few hours but not really that visible. After eating, you need to retouch because parts of the lipstick will surely be wiped off, or better yet, eat first before applying the lipstick. I hope you don’t go hungry outside when you’re wearing these. *Insert sarcasm here*

My recommendation when applying Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick is not to apply a large volume on your lips but rather light ones. Wipe the tip of the applicator on the lid of the tube before applying it to your lips so it won’t look over done when retouched. Keep in mind that retouching will create a second layer on top of your first so be careful. I suggest removing and starting with a clean slate if you’re not used to liquid lipsticks. You can use makeup wipes that come out in small packages so you can slid it inside your bag and bring it with you whenever you decide to wear these lippies. One last thing, don’t forget to use lip liner if you want to have that perfect looking lips all day.

ColourPop’s official website only accepts US credit cards so if you want to purchase you need to go over to trusted online shops in the Philippines. I asked my sister if she still remembers how much it cost her for the lippies but she already forgot. Hopefully, next time she remembers the prices of the beauty products that she’ll be giving me. =)

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MaXfactor Pan Stik and Maybelline White Super Fresh Powder Foundation Review

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I have been using MaXfactor Pan Stik in True Beige and Maybelline White Super Fresh Two-Way Cake Foundation in Nude Beige ever since I started college. The Pan Stick was recommended to me by my auntie who loved it for years before she could afford MAC cosmetics. So, because I wanted to try a new foundation, I went on and listened to her advice to try MaXfactor Pan Stik. Then I tried Maybelline White Super Fresh after seeing beauty gurus/youtuber Saytioco Artillero and Anne Clutz make a review about the product and how much it prevents oiliness the whole day.

You know what I love about the pan stik? It gives you full coverage and you won’t even need a concealer to hide your blemishes. It doesn’t feel that heavy on my face, but it doesn’t do the work on covering up dark circles. So you need an eye concealer dedicated to dark under eye circles if you really want that bright and fresh look. But I’m not that kind of woman who likes hiding her dark circles when she’s just in school, because girl, it is seriously way too dark to conceal after sleepless nights just to study. Let’s be proud of the bags than hide it!

The Pan Stik was created in 1948 and was only used by Hollywood makeup artists and was only dedicated for celebrities. It was then innovated to suit the everyday makeup need of women and has been in the market for decades. Even my auntie was surprised that it was still selling. But it wasn’t a surprise to me because it does the job on me just like how it did on Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and many other beautiful celebrity years ago.

Before I forget, the pan stik is cream base and it suit all skin types. I use True Beige because it matches my skin and hides imperfections effortlessly. I just use sponge applicator after dabbing some product on my face and doubling it on parts that I want to conceal. I also love that it’s very handy and because it is full coverage, it’s thrifty to use. Mine last for about 3 months and I use it on a daily basis.

Let’s move on to White Super Fresh Powder Foundation… I received so many positive comments from other people both men and women about this product. They would say how fresh I look even if it’s sunny and women would ask what I am using. I think I only really do a serious retouch twice a day since I started using this powder foundation. I recommended this to my classmates and they loved it as well. But keep in mind that oil control foundation doesn’t look absolutely gorgeous on camera shots. I remember Pony (Korean makeup guru) saying that on one of her Youtube makeup video tutorial and had experienced it myself just last day in a group picture. I look fine but my face obviously doesn’t have any natural highlights. This product lasted me longer than the pan stik for about a week or two.

Now, I am on my second MaXfactor Pan Stik and refilled my Maybelline White Super Fresh Powder Foundation to get me ready for my second semester in college. You can purchase both brand in Watsons and inside SM Department Stores.

 

Prices:

MaXfactor Pan Stik at Php 475.00 (has 9 shades)

Maybelline White Super Fresh at Php 249.00 (was on sale)

White Super Fresh Refill at Php 169.00 (was on sale)

Kath-Queen Chic Collection Nail Polish in Empress

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It’s not light blue, it’s grey in color. The light was reflecting on my nails that’s why it turned out looking light blue, but it’s actually grey.

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This is what I will be wearing on the Blogapalooza 2016 event on Saturday and I’m sure it will match my outfit. I’m sure gonna be looking like an Empress.

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The only stupid thing that I did was I went swimming the next 2 days after painting my nails that’s why it chipped easily off. So, I highly recommend not to go swimming if you nail polish ain’t no gel type girl. Because you’ll be disappointed.

For the record, I received a lot of compliment wearing this on my nails. One girl even went to pamper her nails and literally asked the manicurist to apply the same color that I have after I posted the picture on my Instagram account.

I just got inspired by those nails I saw on Pinterest and while doing my grocery, I suddenly saw this nail polish and I instantly throw it in my basket!

It’s only PHP 30.00 and I got it from PureGold. I think you will also be able to purchase this at SM Malls.

It’s the first time I tried using this kind of color and I loved it.