Tuesday, June 28, 2016

4th of July Beauty & Style Essentials

I celebrate my birthday big time, I mean complete with fireworks, barbecue, and all that jazz! And yes, I celebrate it with the entire nation... because guess what, Born on the 4th of July baby here! Red, white and blue, be it in style or beauty, you know I got something for you!
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Detox Your Skin With Activated Charcoal

If you have oily, acne-prone and combination skin, you may or may not know that activated charcoal carries a gamut of benefits; reason being, it does a great job of purging impurities, clearing out congested pores and getting rid of pollutants. Activated charcoal simply means that it was heated and/or processed to increase its adsorptive capability. By definition, adsorption happens when molecule(s) adhere to the surface. So using chemistry's simplistic parallelism, imagine all the dirt and gunk adhering to the adsorbent, charcoal that is. I had the opportunity to try some products (with activated charcoal) from derma|e, a natural skincare company with surprisingly affordable products to boot. Scroll down for full details!
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Which Is Better? Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Setting Powder Vs. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

Now that summer is here, I turn to loose setting powder to reinforce my makeup like a pro. I've been patronizing Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for eons but in some unprecedented twist of fate, it started to make my under eyes look extra cakey and dry. Hence, the hunt for the next best setting powder. Will Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Setting Powder topple down Laura Mercier? scroll down for the scoop!
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Monday, June 20, 2016

How-to: Summer-Proof Makeup

Summer is a beauty junkie's waterloo, makeup-wise. From oily to dry skin, we have but one dilemma as we embrace this sweltering temperature: how to prevent makeup from dissipating, melting and caking. Living in the tropics, I have experimented different ways and whatnot so I am glad to have finally nailed down what works for me. Scroll down for a step-by-step blog-torial!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Anti-Aging Makeup Tricks

What is makeup for a certain age? if we're talking 40+, I'd say stick with light coverage and dewy finish if you have normal to dry skin. Unless you are attending a red carpet event which requires heavy-duty makeup, tinted makeup with built-in sun protection and hydration is the way to go. The logic is simple: the more you pile up crap, the more you emphasize wrinkles, sagging and enlarged pores. In contrast, barely-there makeup with strategic highlighting (read: nothing overboard) lifts the face and creates an illusion of youthful look. Yes, you are never too old to enjoy a little highlight. With that said, let me share with you two anti-aging makeup tricks using LifeCell products (1) dewy skin without looking extra greasy (2) plump lips you thought you never had.
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