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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. 馃檪

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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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. 馃槅

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聽

Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

Better late than never. 馃槅

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. 馃檪 I’ll begin with hers.

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Reviews

Clinique and Crayola Collaboration


You read that right–A Clinique and Crayola collaboration! 馃榾

The brands worked on nine existing Chubby Sticks shades that match with Crayola colors by changing their names to the Crayola equivalent. Their packaging were also changed similar to Crayola’s.

I think I want them all because I loved Crayola. I also remember how I wanted those huge Crayola sets. Looking back, I guess it was right my parents didn’t buy me those because, besides the high price, I doubt I would use all colors like with my eyeshadow palettes. 馃槅 But all the Clinique and Crayola Chubby Sticks all wearable! I’m sure I would get to use all of them. The question is, would this be available here? 馃槙

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Base

Essence All About Matt! Oil-Free Make-up


I have been interested with Essence makeup and took the opportunity to buy some on their sale. I got some base makeup that I showed here. The first I will review is the Essence All About Oil-Free Make-up.

(I forgot to remove that sticker on cap.)

Mattifying, oil-free foundation for a flawless and radiant finish. covers imprefections without clogging the pores. the formulation is long-lasting and moisturzing. dermatologically tested.

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