Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review : Pop Beauty Permanent Pout

Good day my lovely friends! Today I'll share some new products that I've gotten recently. They are called the Permanent Pout from Pop BeautyIt's  is a sister company of the famous UK brand Pixi by Petra. Let's get to know more these products then.

What is it about?
This extreme long-wear and kiss-proof velvet lip paint creates a matte finish. It claims to be full coverage that is always a dream to achieve. It's cruelty-free and paraben free. 

Permanent Pout in Rouge Red

Permanent Pout in Pink Honey

Price : Each costs P790
Size : It's 4.8 ml / 0.16 oz.
Packaging : The silver color on the outside gives that classy fab look. Also, the front part has this transparent symbol that looks like lips shows the color of the lip paint. Cool and artsy at the same time. Also, the overall packaging reminds me of a mascara. 
Texture : It's very creamy and feels a little sticky at first. Then it dries out to this velvet texture and feels so lightweight on the lips.
Style: Matte but not drying at all

My Overall Thoughts
Well, I'm pretty much torn between these two. Although they are coming from the same line that is the Permanent Pout, I feel they perform differently from each other. I'll enumerate my comments separately so we can compare and contrast the two individually.

Pigmentation-  Both lippies have this rich color. Very nice color pay off too.
Texture- Both of them have this smooth and easy to use. They glide smoothly on the lips.
Formula - They have this glossy formula that dries matte. Well, it takes some seconds to make it completely dry so be very careful.
Scent and taste - Both of them have this sweet candy taste that is somewhat pleasing. Not very overpowering so you don't need to worry about it.

1.)When applied on the lips, the PINK ONE looks rather nude than what color it claims to look like.  It's best to wear this lippie with a smokey eye look. Also, you can put on a lip tint first then layer this on for that gradient lips effect. 
2.) The red lippie looks fab and stays true to its color on the lips. Very pleasant and flattering to wear for everyday use.

Overall, I'm pretty much pleased with the bright red one over the pink one. By the way, don't forget to exfoliate your lips before using it to avoid it looking dry and patchy since this is a matte lip product. If you're out and about, expect some fading throughout the day especially when you eat and drink. Still, I would recommend this red lippie because it really brightens up your overall look making you look glowing and happy overall.

That's it for now. Hope you find it helpful. Thanks for reading my entry. Do you have any recommendation of a good lip product that you purchased lately? Let me know and share it with me then.

How about you friends? Have you tried this one already? Hope you find this helpful. As always take care and enjoy the rest of the week.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Money Matters : Diversify your Money + House Tour

Money as we all know is one main ingredient to survive especially if we're living in the big city. That means by having money, people have the power and responsibility comes alongside with that. But then again, there's this what we call inflation and the rising prices of daily goods. Let's start early and protect the value of our money. Let's diversify our money so we have some fallback on in case something unexpected happens. I have here 5 ways.

Five Ways to Diversify Our Money and Start Earning More Outside our Job
1. Have a part-time job.
Yes to this. If you have spare time, then why not do it, right? You can start by establishing good set of relationships and friends. Look within you and assess what you're good at. If you have the chance, go for it. You can be a part-time tutor for students, be a proofreader and teach something online to name a few.

2. Invest in Real Estate.
If you have the resources, then try this. One thing to take note is you have to have enough knowledge, do your research and attend seminars  about this to widen your horizon. It really doesn't need to be big time and start small. What I mean is if you have some extra room / space that you don't use, then you can have it rented. That still counts for sure.

3. Invest in stock market.
It may seem scary and confusing at first but it does make a lot of difference. Once again, let's take baby steps here. Join some groups on Facebook about this stock investment, make friends with them and attend meetings and seminars religiously. You can start small with you capital and let it grow through the years. It really pays to know your money is growing in your stocks portfolio than seeing it later in the bank that it's still the same amount after a number of years. This method of investing protects your money from inflation and at the same time it can also be a good preparation for your retirement funds.

4. Passive Income without doing anything
Yes, this is the easiest and safest than the others listed here. As they say, if you have the financial resources, then let it work alone according to your favor. I'll enumerate the ways how to do this.
  1. You can start writing a blog and make some Youtube videos. Starting small but doing that regularly will surely bring you somewhere.   
  2. You can also sell and resell online like on Carousell and Shopee to name a few. 
  3. If you have extra funds, talk to your bank and your insurance agent. They are the best people to give you sensible pieces of advice. You can try time deposit in banks, mutual funds, bonds, and the one in PAG-IBIG savings that earn dividends every year. 

5. Don't forget your DAY JOB.
This day job I refer to as your main source of income. Truth be told, the first four ways all sound so nice and interesting. However, maintaining your day job gives you this security that whatever happens, this will remain constant. Plus, nothing beats that feeling that you have this steady income that gives you peace of mind and at the same time you also venture and try new things and still earn. A win-win situation indeed.

Also, I have included here a short clip of our family vacation house. Who knows in the future this house and lot will also upraise its value. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

That's it for me. Always remember guys, we don't to always look for a part-time job. We can also focus on our own potentials, sharpen them and learn continuously so you can ask for a raise and other job benefits. It's always a give and take situation.  Take care and good luck.
--- Belle

Real Skin Double Action Super Cream

Hi friends! Let me introduce a new skin care product this time. It's a super cream that literally has two kinds of cream. The name is Double Action Super Cream by Real Skin. Let's get to know more this product.

What's it about?
*It's the ultimate supplement to our skin.
*It's enriched with 10 superfoods, minerals and vitamins.
*It's a dual-type moisturizer that contains both the hydrating  ( blue cream) and the nourishing cream ( white one)
*It's formulated using the traditional fermentation method for better skin absorption.


Blue cream  (left side) for Nourishing and White cream ( right side) for  Hyrdating

The size comparison

My Actual Experience

On my hand, the blue cream is on the left side and white cream is on the right.

No filter here. Notice the texture of my skin here. My hand feels softer, smoother and better.

The final look

My Final Thoughts
Guys, you definitely have to try this out as soon as possible. I am blown away by this powerful duo right here. ^ ^ They really do make a big difference on my skin especially about texture and hydration.

I'll enumerate the reasons why this cream has won my heart.
  1. It's very lightweight and applies smoothly on the skin.
  2. It does the job effectively.
  3. Two kinds of cream mean two major benefits it give to our skin.
  4. It has 10 super foods, minerals and vitamins that boost regeneration of skin cells.
  5. It's perfect to layer under our makeup / foundation. It doesn't look heavy or something.
  6. The moisturizing effect stays on for a long time. ( can be used as an all day moisturizer)
  7. I've noticed it does help with controlling the shine on my face. By the way, I have combi skin type.
  8. This double cream gives me this healthy and dewy look on my face.
That's it for me today. Hope you find this helpful. Let's all continue to search the beauty of skincare together and be the best version of ourselves every single day. Take care.
--- Belle

Friday, February 23, 2018

REVIEW : Miracle Fit Essence Concealer

Hi everyone. Today, I have another review about a good concealer that's good for everyone to use daily. As you all know by now, I come from the Philippines so wearing foundation is really uncomfortable especially on hot and humid days. I've learned this technique from my fave Youtuber Joan Kim. She recommended using a good concealer as your trusted foundation. Gladly guys, it works wonders. Please try it. Anyhow, let's get to know more this concealer right here first.

What's it about?
This name is the Miracle Fit Essence Concealer by Secret Key. It has SPF 30 / PA ++ also. It claims to cover skin blemishes quickly giving this healthy look. Additionally, it has green tea extract and green tea seed oil to promote hydration and moisture.

A photo of my hand without any product

L- no concealer / R- with the concealer

Notice the right side. My skin has become whiter and the surface looks smoother as well.

A close up look of the skin with the concealer on

* Whitening
* Sunblock protection
* Wrinkle care benefit

SHADE: I have here color 23 which is the natural beige.
TEXTURE: It is very light and easy to blend in the skin. Also, it is easy to pile and layer on the skin for that added coverage.
PACKAGING: Nothing fancy and just pretty straightforward.
COVERAGE: It's like from light to medium coverage. 

My Overall Thoughts
Well, another winner right here. Actually this product reminds me of the famous Missha's The Style Under Eye Brightener. It looks almost the same from its packaging actually. However, this one here is much much better because of its skin care benefits as well. 

Well, I've been using this for about two months or so as my go-to foundation and it really doesn't disappoint. If you're on the hunt of a good and reasonable concealer, then you must try this here.

*** You can read here my thoughts about the Missha's Under Eye Brightener HERE

*** This is where I got this product from ---> HERE

*** You can also use my DISCOUNT CODE A200A-YT4Q7TLP3400

Have you used this concealer right here? How was it? Let's share information and exchange relevant ideas then. That's it for me.
--- Belle

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Importance of Family In Our Lives + Vlog

Hey lovely friends. It's February and everybody calls this Love Month. I figured I would dedicate a blog post about love, family and everything in between. In the Philippines, family is considered as the simplest unit of society. This time I will highlight its importance in our lives.

Reasons Why Family Is Important In Our Lives
1. Helps to make who we are
It's all in the genes somehow. Our tendencies and behavioral patterns sometimes mirror each other in the family. Also, our parents help and mold us to be the best version we can be. With that being said, a big chunk of us is somehow credited to our family basically.

2. Creates memories
Let's admit it. Through the years, each member of the family tend to have different priorities and preferences in life. Let's include the rat race of course. It's also one disadvantage in the modern times we face. The more we spend time together, the more special moments are created one by one. It doesn't matter as long as it's quality time then it will always be precious to each one.

3. Aids to make better decisions
Our parents and including our older siblings are the best sources of advice and life lessons. Spending time with them also means we can consult and ask for better options in life, right? At least we can be guaranteed that our family will help us become better.

4. Relieves stress
Yes. Nothing beats a good family time I believe. It's like a good hug to your soul and senses as well. One, talking about anything under the sun gives you this sense of comfort  and assurance that whatever happens, they got your covered. Second, they may give criticisms but only for our development leading to a positive change. 

5. Nurtures positive behaviors
I believe in this. If you surround yourself with good people then that creates a ripple effect. Positive atmosphere leads to another positive thing or even a positive outcome. Plus, being in a positive environment with your family, makes you inspired and motivated to be the best person you can be.

Random Pics With My Family

My Vlog With Family

That's it for me. Let's continue to spread the love and positivity. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a good day ahead.
--- Belle

Thursday, February 8, 2018

My Product Empties # 21 : My Lucky Seven + 1

Good day guys! I have here my product empties # 21 but this is my first one for this year. Indeed, I've enjoyed most them, repurchased even and stopped using some. Let's get into it and I'll enumerate them one by one.

My Product Empties # 21 : My Luck Seven Products + 1
1. White Caviar Illuminating Moisturizing Cream

This cream brilliantly reduces signs of aging skin. The golden caviar-enriched formula leaves our skin with a luminous, even-toned and lifted appearance.
*Click the link HERE for more details about this amazing product.

VERDICT: It's really a must have for everybody. It's pricey but it totally works instantly. It gives me this happy and young glow from within.

2. Nursy Baby Wipes

It has 60 wipes plus 6 pieces more. It claims to be silky soft and extra thick. It is safe and gentle enough to use  to clean and moisturize baby's delicate skin. It's also alcohol-free and paraben free.

VERDICT: I didn't enjoy using this product. It dries out quickly and the essence of these wipes doesn't actually do what it is supposed to do. I just used this up and move on to my other wipes available here.

3. Moisture Skin Cream with Horse Oil by Loshi

It's a moisturizer that contains 100% oil which is secret ingredient to make young and beautiful skin. This cream nourishes the skin and it helps to fade away acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
*More details about this cream right HERE

VERDICT: It's a winner here. It's a good and reliable cream for the face and body as well. I put this on my elbow, feet and other body parts that need hydration. It totally works.

4. Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer

This is a good primer that does many things. First, it claims to minimize the appearance of pores on the skin. Next, it moisturizes and smoothens the surface of our skin. Lastly, it holds the make up in place for a good amount of time.
* My review about this primer right HERE.

VERDICT: This is a good primer but it's not really very heavy duty. For its price point, it's worth the buy.

5. Red Serum by Skin & Lab

This is a highly concentrated serum that contains red extracts which promote healthier skin turn-over cycle to fight against free radicals, dehydration and signs of aging.
*More in-depth review about this serum HERE

VERDICT: This is also a good serum to use regularly. I actually mix this with my moisturizer to boost its effect. So far so good. I see myself repurchasing this soon.

6. Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm

This is a cleansing balm that has like a sherbet texture. At first, it feels like a soft cream and once it touches your face/ skin, it melts into this light oil that you can use to spread, cleanse and massage into your skin.
* My review about this cleansing balm HERE

VERDICT: It's a good product to use to remove my make up. However, I didn't see myself reaching out to this frequently. Strange but true. For anyone, you can try this one because it really works anyhow.

7. Jeju Aloe 99% Fresh Soothing Gel by The Faceshop

This aloe gel is formulated to soothe and moisturize the skin. Actually this product has many uses like  a hand and body moisturizer, after shave gel, gel for treating sunburn to name a few.
* My review about this wonderful product can be seen HERE

VERDICT: Yes to this. We always have this in the house 24/7. If I'm not mistaken, this is my 4th tub already. It's that good and I won't get tired of repurchasing this. You should try it too.

8. Bundles of Sheet Mask

I'm pretty surprised that this month I have quite a lot of empties of these. Totally, I had about 10 pieces or more. I guess, my skin had been stressed with the holiday rush last Christmas and New Year season so I was like putting these masks on to compromise those. So far so good. Luckily, my skin has been behaving and I give credits to these sheet mask totally.
* I have reviewed this one HERE. The Lemon-Lime Mask by Boomdeahdah

VERDICT: I'm in love with sheetmasking these days undoubtedly. Try these masks especially these ones from Boomdeahdah. They're cheap and effective. 

Wow, that was quite a long list of empties I must say. Let's continue this series and get to know our likes and dislikes at the same time too. Do we have the same empties as well? Let me know and let's share ideas then. Till next time.
-- Belle