Long time!! Small Haul~

Sunday, June 30, 2013
Olo!~ its been sooo long!,well just to give you a little update im now 6 months pregnant and im having the WORST breakout of my life.....Pregnancy Acne is a lot more complicated than my usual bout with hormonal acne...well its still hormonal however;since i am pregnant i don't have a lot of choices to help me manage the breakouts,the products that i can use are very limited,and the "products" that im allowed to use doesn't even do much...I have Papules and Pustules and Cyst and Blackheads and Whiteheads (that's a lot of And's) on my cheeks....Its definitely a war zone..

So anyway i bought some stuff to help me calm my skin down...
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1.HUMAN HEART NATURE SUNFLOWER BEAUTY OIL(Php. 130-140.00)
according to HHN site*
Our premium and best-selling Sunflower Beauty Oil is 100% Natural and packed with vitamins A, D & E that help moisturize and nourish your skin to give it that healthy glow -- without any harmful chemicals. It’s so effective and so versatile, the uses are endless! What kind of miracles, you ask? Well for starters it…

1. Helps soften and lighten underarms
2. Helps lighten dark spots & pimple marks
3. Under eye moisturizer
4. Helps prevent & diminish the appearance of stretch marks
5. Helps lighten dark under eye circles
6. Softens feet soles, knees & elbows
7. Removes stubborn makeup
8. Overall body moisturizer
9. Helps diminish fine lines around the eyes
10. Helps soften cuticles and dry skin
11. Makes skin glow and helps keep it youthful
12. Helps relax tired, puffy eyes
13. Helps relieve itch & redness caused by insect bites
14. Nourishes & conditions eyelashes
15. Helps lighten dark lips
16. Adds shine to dull hair
17. Helps ease dry & itchy scalp
18. Helps improve skin condition after sunburn
19. Smoothens dry, rough skin from shaving
20. Helps calm skin & ease rashes
21. Helps relieve symptoms of skin infections
22. Helps hydrate dry patches on face
23. Helps lighten lesions and scars

-I ran out of my emu oil and i cant seem to find any barenaturals resellers,nor any store who sells them,i saw one at Healthy Options but i cant seem to shell out 900 php for a small bottle of oil,ive been hearing a lot of raves about sunflower oil,im using this as a spot treatment,as of the moment,i also sometimes use this as my makeup remover..

2.MANUKA HEALTH MANUKA HONEY(Php. 1500.00)
manuka health ph
Manuka health site*
MGO™250+ Manuka Honey contains at least 250mg of Methylglyoxal for every kg. The NPA/UMF equivalent of MGO™250+Manuka Honey is 15+ and is both a maintenance honey & curative honey for sore throats, coughs, colds, & flu. This product can also be applied directly on small cuts & wounds. MGO™ Manuka Honey is labelled based on the minimum Methylglyoxal content (mg/kg) it contains. As Methylglyoxal is the active compound directly responsible for the antibacterial activity of Manuka honey , the higher the Methylglyoxal content of MGO™ Manuka Honey, the stronger the antibacterial activity

-Ive been contemplating whether to splurge on this or just grab my regular raw honey,since this one does not come cheap for a jar of honey,but i finally convinced myself that id rather try it now that im pregnant to see how well this "medicinal Honey" really is,than to not try it at all.

3.KIEHL'S POWERFUL LINE REDUCING CONCENTRATE(Php. 3885.00)
according to kiehl's site
A line eraser with 10.5% Vitamin C.
  • Clinically-demonstrated to improve overall skin texture, tone and radiance while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Provides anti-oxidant protection and exfoliates skin to reveal healthier-looking skin
  • A customer favorite

4.KIEHL'S POWERFUL WRINKLE PORE REDUCING CREAM(Php. 2910.00)

A skin fortifying anti-wrinkle cream.
  • Formulated with a powerful combination of micronutrients, Copper PCA and Calcium PCA
  • Significantly reduces wrinkles, smoothes skin texture and minimizes pores
  • Clinically shown to improve elasticity by 32%
-ive asked Kiehl's Manila's KCR if its okay to use them while im pregnant...they told me that their products are safe for pregnancy!!..but still just to be on the safe side ill use them after i deliver the baby..


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Mother's Day Post:My Child's Immunity Booster..Whats Yours?

Thursday, May 09, 2013
It has been quite a while since ive posted anything family related,well i used to share my getaways and Hauls with you,but since ive been busy with work last year,i wasnt able to blog and go out as much as before,like now im carrying my 2nd Child,4 months and 4 days to be exact,and as much as i want to spend what i have for myself,which isnt actually bad.LOL,its a lot more fulfilling for me to spend what i have for my young ones,and i know same goes to other Moms out there.

Last month someone asked me about my son's (lil r) vitamins,and what other vitamins he took prior to his current one,its on a forum that ive been actively enjoying for sometime now..well i gave her quite a few,i told her that i believe in the elimination process,and ones you've found the one that works,stick with it!..ive decided to look for it myself,i brought my son with me,one things for sure though,it has to taste good..or else my son wont take it,and of course aside from the taste it needs to help with his immune defense,and such..

We were out in the market and he was the one who actually gave me the Ceelin box,i think he saw the tv ad,you know how kids are,they'll even sing the commercial song for you when they can..i bought it  and that's when we became partners...why?well read on.
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My son is full of energy,so he's prone to cough and colds,believe me ive tried placing a towel on his back but still after a while,here comes the sweat...not only that you cant really keep them away from their classmates who has cough and colds, they're on their own.HBut ive noticed that my son rarely gets sick,i even asked my husband why is that...especially for his type,who likes to run around the area,likes to mingle with other kids,and sweats alot..i mean im happy of course ,im just amazed,we must be doing something great....=D.And the only thing that we've changed was his daily vitamins,not only that,he got heavier,not BIG heavy,but SIK-SIK heavy,even my mom noticed that,he's getting siksik,and my sister-in-law told us that  "good thing rai has good resistance" cause her kids easily contracts cough and colds.,she asked me about Rai's Vitamins and took one bottle of Ceelin for herself..

Its always a struggle for us mom's to get the best care for our young ones,since there are a lot of them now in the market,and i cant even tell which will work not unless i try,active or not,they still need something to help them boost their Immunity,no parent wants to see their kids with a clogged nose,or suddenly lost his energy cause they dont feel well..Im glad that i dont have to cross anything out anymore cause ill definitely stick with this one,i found the one that works,and for my Baby on the way,well no more trial and error..

Oh and he's currently taking Ceelin Plus,he said that it tasted better plus it has ZINC. =D
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just found out that they have their Facebook Page:Follow na Mommies.
http://www.facebook.com/CeelinPH?fref=ts

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL MOM's  and MOM's to be

Let me know what your childs Immunity Booster.


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April Picks: Never Too Late =D

Wednesday, May 08, 2013
I know its no longer may 1st,but hey i guess this kind of thing "the monthly faves" will never be too late,cause i want to share the items that made me happy last month =D..

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Tadaaah!!my very humble picks...im pregnant so my vanity of choice is very limited..which is a bummer but atleast i still get to use some...

1.Bath and Body Works Lotion: Dancing Waters-All i can say is,I freakin love the SCENT!!..and it lingers too,its not too over the top,its quite relaxing actually,i cant fully describe it,but this scent is a must try,my husband loves this lotion as well.

2.Shiseido Perfect Smoothing Compact Powder(visit their Facebook Page :shiseido philippines )
my review: http://littlebeautybag.blogspot.com/2011/03/shiseido-perfect-smoothing-compact.html
-now that im pregnant,im having this cystic breakout that i cant treat with my usual acne fighting products,so best way is to cover them a little,and this gives a great coverage for my nasty red cysts.

3.Mario Badescu Drying Cream-heres my review( http://littlebeautybag.blogspot.com/2013/01/mario-badescu-drying-cream.html)
-again limited resources,and sulfur is safe for us pregnant individuals..

4.Lanvin Eclat- smells sooo good,it lingers on my skin,the scent stays the same the whole day.

5.Palmers Cocoa Butter Tummy Butter-need i say more?helps me prevent further battle scars...
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NARS:Gaiety Blush Swatch

Friday, April 26, 2013
So ive noticed that even though i dont wear that much makeup nowadays theres this one blush that i always use whenever i go out,simply because it brightens up my complexion and it doesnt clash with my skintone.I have a few Nars Blushes on my stash,i bought them because of the hype,and im glad i did,because they really are something for an oily gal like me.=D

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nars describes it as Bright Candy Pink
Shangri la Mall-Php 1450.00

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no blush yet,and yep that's my moms bestida..i love wearing it!oh i miss my pre pregnancy skin..its getting worse each day..pregnancy acne is the worst,cause i cant take any medication oral/topical that truly works,enough about that,moving on =D

swatches:
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it actually has micro glitters but not as much as some other blushes that ive seen,and when i have it on,you wont even notice that there is,i guess its only visible on the pan,and oh when you super zoomed it of course.

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on my cheeks..the red and pink combination makes me look so mestiza,i love it!..anyway all i need is 2-3 swipes to get this much color on my cheeks,i already buffed it out with a clean brush by the way,so imagine how pigmented it is..that's one thing i like about NARS blushes most of the shades that i have are very pigmented.

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and aside from pigmentation they also last pretty damn well...ive tried this on my cousin which is darker than my skin tone,nc40-42ish i guess,and it doesn't show as much on her,so this pretty much works well on lighter skin tones,but hey a visit to the counter and swatches are free,so it wont hurt to give it a try.


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Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick Swatch

Friday, April 19, 2013
after how many years,i finally got this lipstick! yes i am giddy,happy and contented with red lipsticks for now! lol...this was actually a gift from Mr. R,whenever i visit any mac counter,my first station is always the lipstick racks,and the lipstick that i always swatch is Mac Ruby Woo,im like that whenever i want something and im trying to tell myself "do you really want this?"... i guess Mr.R noticed that...hehe.So to save me the future visits and swatches,he bought me my very own Ruby Woo. yey

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red retro matte lipstick from mac

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a closer look on how beautiful this lipstick is..simply gorgeous,and since im a fan of bold and bright lipsticks,i always reach out for this shade even on a regular day,since most days i would go bare face with only my lipstick on,well i admit i sometimes look glammed up even with just this on.

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lip swatch:
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no lip liner.

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you can see how matte this lipstick is on the photo...but with a good lip balm it wont tug your lips as much..before i apply this i make sure that ive scrub my lips off flakes and let my lip balm sink in.

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here is how it looks like on me (nc20-25) skin tone..this is a very nice red lipstick,and its definitely one of those reds that i always reach out for,most of my reds has this sheen,but Ruby Woo has the most different formula out of all of them..

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Look Me in the Eyes:Neutral Rose with a hint of Blue

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Another look me in the Eyes post, Neutral Satin Rose,i love this kind of neutral look during summer,it adds warmth without it being overdone,as ive mentioned on my previous post ,i still am not that fond of wearing bright and colorful eyeshadows like i used to before,so i added a pop of color on my waterline,its not that bold and bright but its noticeable enough for me.

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Products Used:
88 neutral Palette
Maybelline Gel Liner
Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes
Styli Style eye liner
in2it Brow Powder

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see that,i forgot to tight line,that usually happens to me if i don't apply my liner precisely,or if i forgot to tight line

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Of course let's not forget the itsy bitsy wing..

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took out my 88 neutral palette and decided to perk up my eyes a bit...i really miss putting on some eyeshadows,i dont know why i stopped,maybe because since i dont wear foundations as much,since my skin began to act up on me,its a no no for me to perk up my eyes without evening out my skin tone,it just looks weird.

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Products Used:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad as Taupe
Mac Alittlefolie
Milani Earthly Delights Palette(the Greenish Gold highlight)
88 Neutral Palette
Maybelline Gel Liner
Fashion 21 White Pencil
Loreal Million lashes Voluminous Mascara

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if its a little dark for your taste you can change the shade that i applied on my outer eye area which is Mac Alittlefolie

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its not everyday that i get to prettify my eyes and use eye shadows,although i still haven't got the guts to wear colorful and bright eye shadows again,i remember that whenever we go out,my eye shadow picks were always greens.blues,violets and pinks,that was 3-4 years ago,i guess im getting old huh?.

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products used:
Kryolan dermacolor concealer in D4
Shiseido Powder Foundation
Mac Love Goddess Lipstick

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in the end i tried blending the warm brown shade a little high up so that when i open my eyes i would still be able to see some color,i guess i blended a tad higher than expected.=)


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Swatch/Review:YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain

Sunday, March 31, 2013

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What it is:
A revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long wear of a stain.

What it does:
Coat your lips with this lip color that offers a lightweight texture, which immediately melts onto lips. Glossy Stain delivers intense glossy color for an extremely long-lasting shine.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
The applicator's unique slanted tip and short soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision.

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nice and simple packaging.The shade that i have by the way is called fuchsia dore.

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the packaging is pretty simple,made out of plastic,black body ,with a small window for us to be able to see the actual shade,and a gold cap with the YSL logo on it,

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doe foot applicator,i like that its slightly bent,hugs my big lips perfectly.the scent is a little off for me,its quite strong,although it does fade after a while,so that isn't a problem for me,

staying power,well that's what i think this stain is known for,it stays on my lips without any smudge and still true to its color for a good 5-6 hours thats even after i eat and drink.however what i do is i layer the stain and letting each layer dry first before i apply the next one

here's the swatches;
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one swipe of glossy stain gives you that natural just bitten lips,well that is if the shade that you've chosen leans more on the red side.very comfortable on the lips, doesn't feel like i have anything on,it isn't sticky nor slimy in anyway.

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two swipes if i want some glossy lips without over doing it,i usually do two layers,you can see the gloss of the stain but not that much,it will give you a much deeper pigmentation as well.

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three swipes of the stain.-now if i want something more obvious and i want to get the full effect of the glossy stain,i would do three swipes.as i do more layers i noticed that the shade is getting a tad deeper and deeper.

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this is me wearing YSL glossy stain three layers..sorry for the get up,im three months pregnant and cant find anything that would fit me =D

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Mac Marilyn Monroe:Love Goddess Lipstick Swatch

Thursday, March 28, 2013
i missed out on so many mac collections,simply because i don't usually go Gaga over their releases,last year i saw a few videos of this Marilyn Monroe mac collections on you tube and i fell in love not only with their packaging but also with their shade selections!however its no longer available on the market,im glad that someone had an extra pair to spare so i finally got my own Marilyn Lipstick! =D

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Look at how cute oh scratch that,look at how classy this packaging is,i cant call marilyn cute! no no no,she's always classy,i guess the time that i can call her cute is when i see her and hello kitty cuddling in one packaging.

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on the other side,say hi to my sister from another mother. =).Marilyn Monroe,i think you can never go wrong on collections with marilyn monroe in it..it just looks so hmm timeless.

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the first time i saw this,i was actually hesitant if im going to buy it or not,i said to myself..not another red shade..fortunately when it arrived,i was glad that its not as red as i thought it would be.

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there you go,reddish pink,its not gonna be as bold as your regular red lipstick,but its still bright enough for a noticeable lips.

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on my lips:
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one swipe..i love that i dont need to layer it to get a good pigmentation.

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it looks really different from other pink or red pink lipsticks that i own,its a satin finish,but its definitely a lot creamier and moisturizing than my other mac satin lipsticks,very easy to apply and it doesn't accentuate lines and/or flakes.

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my lips looks so plump up on this angle =D not big,just plump !

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me wearing Mac Marilyn Monroe in Love Goddess,this has been my shade to go since i bought it,im hoping that Mac re-promotes this shade as well,cause if you're that person who isn't ready to wear red lipsticks yet,this one is a must try,its a lot softer than my regular red lipsticks,so its not going to be an in your face shade.

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Mac Lustering Lipstick Swatch/Review

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Here is another one of my never ending lipstick swatch,yeah you know how i love my lipstick,its always included in my arsenal.One lipstick that i would never thought id love is this shade,as you all know im not the neutral or nude shade kind of gal..please read on for more info

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this lipstick has a Lustre Finish and is included in temptalias 5 Must Have Hot Pinks

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here is a side by side swatch with other Mac Lipsticks: left-Lustering; middle-viva glam gaga ;right-creme cup
viva glam gaga is also a lustre but it seems like,creme cup has the glossiest finish

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no flash natural lighting

on me:
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very pretty shade,although a lot of people describe this as a hot pink lipstick,on me it looks muted light berry shade,its a great everyday lipstick,that doesn't dry out my lips

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and since its a lustre you can definitely wear it sheer,however its somewhat build-able as well,plus it has the right kind of gloss that does not accentuate my lip lines. =D..so yeah if im going to rate this lipstick ill give it
4 out of 5


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