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Skin Care

O.S.T. Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum


The O.S.T. Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum helps in anti-aging, tightening pores, brightening, reducing visibility of scars and hyperpigmentation, and removing blackheads. It comes in a brown medicine bottle with a screw cap. A cap dropper is also provided.

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Skin Care

COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning Emulsion


The COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning Emulsion is the sixth step in my evening skin care routine, while third and last in the morning.

Again, in case you can read it :3

This product contains Natural BHA to control oil while helping to clear recurring pimples. A non-drying acne treatment solution for sensitive skin.

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Skin Care

Skin care week: COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad


Starting today until the end of the week, Joiz and I will blog about current skin care. Please keep in mind we both have oily skin, so some might not work for you if you have dry skin. We hope you’ll find this series informative. Please leave a comment if there’s something you still wish to know about our skin care products or routine. 🙂

I started having acne (again) since late last year. I believed it was because of sunscreen and foundation gone bad. But switching products and double-cleansing didn’t change anything. I then figured I had hormonal acne as it persistently appeared on my jawline and cheeks. I knew I had to update or return to my more-then-3-step skin care routine.

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Looks

FOTN: Shabby Chic


I call this look “Shabby Chic” because of the lip color. ☺ Excuse the pimple and tiny bumps btw because my face went through purging.

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Maybelline FitMe Matte & Poreless Foundation
Essence Camouflage Concealer
CoverGirl trunaked nudes — Shell (all over lid up to brow bone), Sable (lower half of lid and lower lash line), Coffee (socket), Fawn (on top of Coffee), Mink (inner corner and lower lash line)
Detail Make Over Duo Liquid Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pen
Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara
CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara
Sleek Matte Me in Shabby Chic

Fun

Holiday beauty gifts and buys

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes

I’ll start with the gifts.

Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm with Vitamin E and Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter

Burt's Bees lip balms

Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning and Honey Lip Balms

I received these from the exchange gift at Team Aguhon’s Christmas dinner. They came in boxes that can be hung to a Christmas tree. Such a cute idea to instead of placing them under. I already started to use the Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm and it works nice under lipsticks. Lipsticks go smooth and even over it and prevents lip dryness especially from lipsticks that do dry then out.

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Cheeks, Lips

Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow in Black Honey Glow

Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow 04 Black Honey Glow

I wanted to publish this before the Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder, but I remembered I haven’t edited this post. 😆

A subtle pop of dewy color for lips and cheeks. Our nourishing tint with safflower, jojoba and sunflower seed oils feels luscious yet lightweight. Fluid-gel formula slips on with ease thanks to a convenient wand applicator that delivers the perfect amount every time. Shake well before applying.

My lips get very dry and flaky after a few days of regular or liquid lipsticks use, so I would eventually need to use lip balms for a few days. But I dislike how my lips look without color and my tinted lip balms dry it too. So when I discovered the Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow in Black Honey, I became a lip oil convert.

Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow in Black Honey Glow, 7mL

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Face

Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder


I mentioned in our November-December beauty favorites that the Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder is the best affordable setting powder.

Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

The plastic compact feels slightly sturdy and light. Easy to slip in a purse or vanity kit for touch-ups, but a separate puff or dense powder brush is still needed. The latter works better btw.

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Face, Fun, Lips

November-December 2016 beauty favorites 

Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

Better late than never. 😆

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year. Not only with the Christmas rush of gift shopping and/or get-togethers, but work deadlines too, which is difficult when you’re already feeling the holidays. I didn’t get to switch beauty and skin care products when December came because I was very busy to bother. Besides, almost everything I used in November I ended up liking so much that I didn’t want to switch yet. Even so, there are only a few that I really loved and would consider favorites. I think the same goes for Joiz. 🙂 I’ll begin with hers.

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Looks

FOTN: Sin on NYE


This was my makeup for New Year’s.

The family and I only stayed home, so it seemed this was too much. But I wanted to play with makeup. 😛 I also missed wearing my Mac Sin.

Face:

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