Common Skin Problems

When you suffer from a common skin condition, it can sometimes seem impossible to always put your best face forward. While it may sometimes feel like you are suffering alone with your condition, there are plenty of other people in the world that understand exactly what you are going through. Whether you are suffering from acne, eczema, scars, melasma, rosacea or simply want to remove excess hair or have a tattoo removed, you can rest assured knowing there are others just like you out in the world that would give anything to reduce the physical and emotional pain caused from skin conditions. Most people are unaware that a quick visit to a licensed esthetician can treat or cure many of the common skin conditions that plague a vast percentage of our population.

Some people eventually turn to estheticians for help only after spending thousands of dollars and countless hours on home treatments with little to no results. If you have often thought you could not afford to visit a professional esthetician, you will be surprised to find that treatments are often more affordable than some of the products you may have purchased at department stores or beauty specialty stores. If you want clear skin for good, reach out to a professional skin treatment center like Gold Cosmetics in Brooklyn. They have been servicing clients since 2001, and they offer treatments that help everything from stretch marks to deep wrinkles and nail fungus; they can help you permanently clear your skin.

Lipstick Diary : Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Lip colour

laura mercier lipstick
You know how much my love for lipstick.  So, you could imagine my surprise and delight when i received this Laura Mercier Lipstick from one my good friend online.  This is a part of payitforward 2014 program. It’s like an exchange of something you have or you wish to give to one of your online friends.

I have been hearing about Laura Mercier and read several reviews about it and yes, i have been wishing to have one too but unfortunately living in the province means you get to missed some things and products since they are not available on our place or if they does, it costs hundred or even thousand of pesos that for a frugal mom like me would not even dare to buy.

laura mercier lip colour

So, going back to this Laura Mercier Lip colour in Cozy tint, it’s a combination of pink, red and violet hues or if you look at it more closely, you will find that it’s similar to wine red or plum.  It’s not very red and yet not very dark which i think is perfect for white complexion or fair and tan colored women.

Just like it’s name, this lipstick is really lighweight and the color is very nice and what’s really best about this product is it’s color lasts for hours even after eating and talking that much.  For the picture below, i applied a very light lipstick but it can goes to medium and full coverage depends on the amount of lipstick you apply.

laura mercier cozy lipstick

laura mercier in cozy

I have read that you can get this at Sephora for $24 , i’m so lucky, don’t you think? Super Thanks to the one and only Diva Fabulosa.

The Basic Knowledge about Lipsticks

One of the basic cosmetic necessity every woman needs is lipstick. A change in shade and way of application creates a different look, projects a different vibe and radiates a different new you. Lipsticks can make you feel sexy, young, or just simply a woman.

There are still some pointers every cosmetics lover should keep in mind when applying lipstick. Here are the basics.

1. Always have a trusted lipstick shade that works well with your complexion. Just like the classic little black dress, every woman should need to have a good old trusted and reliable lipstick shade they could confidently wear anytime and anywhere.

2. Always have a handy lipstick applicator. We sometimes cannot help but share our favorite cosmetic to our girlfriends. Having a lipstick applicator you can use and wash will also guarantee no lipstick breaking and of course a necessary hygienic practice.

3. Lipsticks, like any other cosmetics have life spans. They can last as long as four months. Continuous use of lipsticks beyond their life spans may cause allergies, unpredicted chemical reactions and the stain it produces can be discolorated. Women who are not heavy lipstick users should keep 4 lipstick shades at most to avoid throwing away your precious and expensive cosmetic necessities. You can also check out the latest LipSurgence lip tint  that tarte cosmetics offers.  You will find their impressive line truly worth having.

4. Experiment with different shades and lipstick colors. Looking out for a new lipstick shade for women is like shopping clothes. You have a lot of choices but not all your choices would work well with you. Free samples are readily available in shops and boutiques so fining a new shade that will work with your complexion as well as your personality will indeed be a very fun and worthwhile activity.

5. Store your smackers on a cool and dry place. A messy lipstick can ruin every woman’s day. Take care of your lipsticks as well as your other cosmetics to extend their lifetime and consume their value to the fullest.

Lipsticks will always be the most basic cosmetic that man has ever invented, but it will also be the best option to use to change your look instantly. I guess simplicity really goes a long way and in reality, the simpler it is, the more beautiful they will be.

IN 2 IT Oil Control, Oil Free Powder Review


Although, I don’t wear a full make-up everyday, one product that i always had in my bag is face powder.  My face tends to get oily so it is just natural for me to use a powder to help minimize oil and even out my skin.

If only i could get back in time, i would definitely take care of my face then so i would never have problem like what I have today.

But nonetheless, here’s my recent face powder haul.  In2it was not new to me, i find their products really nice and dependable.  Although, this is my first time to try their face powder ( i previously use maybelline) the color is just perfect for my skin tone, not a bit light nor dark.









With and without  powder.

Although, i couldn’t see much the difference since it blended so well.  The actual effect is similar to this .


The powder leaves a matte feeling but it doesn’t hide imperfection, blemishes or problems in my face  so I still need to use a good concealer and foundation to do that but overall, i’m loving it for now since it does control the oil in my face even after several hours.

Would i buy again?

Yes. I would buy this one again.

Affordability :  For the amount of  less than Php. 400.00 or $10, it’s really a good deal.

Eternal Beauty

There’s no debate that every woman wants to be beautiful.  I have read some woman that was so obsessed on being beautiful that they have undergone several cosmetic surgery.  It is not that I’m against it or  in favor of this idea and I don’t truly believe that being beautiful is everything.  Although it does matter, what’s better for me is the attitude and the person itself behind that beautiful face.

But of course, it’s very important that we look presentable especially if your working or your line of work is about dealing with people.  There are many online  sites like that offer great ideas and tips on how to become beautiful inside and out.

Our face as well as our skin can give idea to people of who we are.  Sometimes or more often, it is one of the basis for us to be judge, since appearance is also important because other’s can view how we take of our self.  Work, family, stress, these are just one of our many reasons why we don’t have the time to take care of our self but remember to achieve eternal beauty, we must always take care of our health and our over all appearance not just for satisfaction or for positive remarks  to other people but also to boost our confidence and our strength to become a better person.

Wedding Ideas: The Beauty of Air Brush

For woman,  make up is a part of their life.  Believe me or not, even someone who doesn’t like make-up have used it once in their life but women who does not apply make-up is very rare and has a ration of 1 out of 10.

Make-up has been a part of many women’s life since ancient time.  It serves many purposes and until now it is very popular.  Many couldn’t leave their house without applying one and that’s were compact make-up were invented to help those girls whose always on the go.

Although, i haven’t heard much about airbrush foundation, it recently came to my attention that it’s widely used among celebrities and weddings.   So, how does airbrush foundation really works?

Foundation is used to hide our face imperfection and since brides needs to look good on their wedding day,  they opt to use airbrush foundation to create a smooth and flawless look since it last more longer than the usual application.


Just from the word itself, you need an airbrushing kit which composed of an air gun to work on this and a liquid foundation that works best with this procedure.

Slowly, the foundation was sprayed on your face on a circular motion which needs good timing and diligent works.  You also need a brush to blend the make-up on your face.  Now, your camera ready, just don’t forget to give your best smile.

Bobbi Brown’s Party Holiday Collection 2011 – A star was born!

Beautiful and radiant, that’s what we always wanted to achieve. This holiday season, make your look stylish with easy to apply and quality make-up.

Bobbi Brown offers this limited edition Party Holiday Collection for this season of love and sharing.

Bobbi Brown Holiday Party Collection 2011

Their Certified Makeup Artist is ready to help you learn from the basic to the advance procedure of how to achieve a simple to glamorous look.  All you need is five (5) minutes to show you how you can refresh your look, “instant pretty”, that’s what they called it.

But if you have the time to learn their mini-lessons, they can show you how you can be your own make-up artist for just 20 minutes.

Learn how to achieve the ultimate smoky eyes, in this lesson, they will break down the basic of how you dust, smudge and line your way to a standout /knockout eyes that will instantly make you look like a star on a James Bond movie.

Dark circles? Breakouts? Make up smearing, three beauty problems with one solution.  They will even share with you the secret to a perfect skin from using the right skincare and foundation that will let you stand out from the crowd.   Even if your new to makeup, Bobbi’s beauty basics will help find you the style you always wanted but if you are someone who love arches, a beautifully defined brows is something that can satisfy your desire.  All this lessons are free for you to try.

But of course if you wanted to explore and learn more than just the basic, Bobbi Brown’s  Powerful Makeup Lesson teaching you the signature 10 step lesson can teach and create for you a beauty routine that’s perfectly right for you.

Other Special Lesson are:  (45 minutes)

Special Occasion Beauty – get you photo-ready with bold lips, sparkling eyes or whatever suits your mood to look and feel your absolute, most confident best.

Bridal Beauty – If you’re a bride, planning for your big day.  Bobbi Brown will help you create a special look that you’ll love in person and in photos.

Who does not love to look beautiful, try the Limited Party Holiday Collection and see for yourself what beauty transformation it can give you.

 Below are the Bobbi Brown products that was used in my face.

smoky eye palette

Smoky eye palette – Php. 4,200.00

Chocolate and gold  (to highlight my face) – Php. 2,650.00

Party Alice Lipstick(also available)

Party rose  – Php. 1,100.00

Desert Pink Blush On

Eye Shadow Ultimate – Php. 4,000.00

Bobbi Brown – Party to Go

Party to go – Php. 1,800.00 (this was not used for my face, just a glimpse of how handy it can be.  You can just put this in your purse and stay as pretty as you are, everywhere you go)

Perfect Smoky Eyes with Bobbi Brown / Hanzel – Bobbi Brown Certified Make up artist

What do you think? Worth it, isn’t it?

I always love my eyes, I always believe that it was the window of our soul.  It is the first thing that some people see in a person.  When I talk to others I make it a point that I look into their eyes, so i will know if they are telling the truth or just trying to let me believe, achieving a beautiful, stand out eyes is what I always wanted.  Bobbi Brown achieve that goal for me.  I feel like a superstar for one day.

 (5 minute and 20 minute lessons are complimentary. 20 minute lessons can be booked in advance with any Bobbi Brown makeup artist)  For the 45 minute lessons with a Bobbi Brown Senior makeup artist , you need to purchase a minimum requirement of Php. 5,000.00 redeemable in Bobbi Brown products)

Disclosure:  This post is not a paid post.  The author was not paid or given any products to promote them.  This is just my observation and experience and based on Bobbi’s Makeup Lessons.   Thank you to my dear online friend Michelle Ongcoco for the chance to experience Bobbi Brown’s Make up collection.

“  With knowledge, the right products and a few easy steps, any woman can be her prettiest, most confident self.”

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