Sunday, September 29, 2013

My Mary Kay Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser Review

Hello Candylovers! :D 

There's no amount of makeup that can make your skin look healthy. You can't conceal all those bumps/acne with just the use of makeup. You have to know what's your skin type is and what type of facial cleanser that suits your skin. This is the first step of knowing on how to take care of your skin. :)

or you can take this test and find out what your skin is telling you. :)
And my score is 4 (skin is feeling okay).

After taking the test, I tried using the Mary Kay Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser for Oily Skin. :)

Mary Kay has 2 nourishing botanicals that benefit all skin types. The Silymarin (Milk Thistle) and Luo Han Guo (also called the longevity fruit) are powerful antioxidant sources that help defent against environmental damage while helping to promote healthy, balanced skin. 

There are 3 available formulas for different skin types.

1. Dry - Enrich dry skin with: 
Flaxeed extract (Flaxseed) - a rich source of fatty acids .
Sea Kelp extract (Sea Kelp) - important for moisturization .

2. Normal - Keep normal skin in balance with:
Frangipani Flower extract (Frangipani Flower) - helps protect against environmental stressors.
Water Lilly extract (Water Lilly) - important for healthy skin.

3. Oily - Contol oily skin with:
Kanuka extract (White Tea Tree) -kanuka is known for purifying benefits.
Guava extract (Guava) - a known source of salicylic acid.

- I like that their box is made from 100% post-consumer recycled content. 
- It makes the "botanical" feel very effective.
- The design packaging is simple but very classy. 
- It has the complete information needed n the product.
- They also provide different languages for their customer to understand their product.

- It comes in a white plastic squeezable tube with plastic flip top cap.
- They also printed the exact information provided on the box. 
- The texture of the plastic tube is matte.
- I like the design packaging. Simple yet classy.

- The actual color is clear with micro beads in it.

- It has a mild scent. (more like organic scent)

Water/Eau, Tea-Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidoprophl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyltaurate, Dimethicone, Kunzeaericoides Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract, Lauramine Oxide, Polyethylene, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Peg-150 Disterate Ppg-26 Butteh-26, Peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Disodium Edta, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dmdm Hydantoin.

Apply to wet face and neck. Rinse or remove with a warm, wet cloth and pat dry.

4oz / 113g

I've been using Mary Kay products when I was in my College years, especially their full coverage liquid foundation. I know for a fact that Mary Kay has an amazing range of good quality products and there's no doubt about it. But little do I know that they also have skin care products. So getting the chance to try their Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser is an opportunity.

Having an oily-acne prone skin is a challenge for me. There is nothing I can do about it but to accept the fact that I really have to deal with my oiliness and acne every now and then. It's in my genes, my poor lifestyle. There's no one to blame but myself.

But there's always some remedies for you to achieve that soft, flawless skin. And I think one of them is the Mary Kay Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser. This facial cleanser helps control the oiliness of my skin without leaving it dry. It has a micro beads that can exfoliate your dead skin cells and can lighten your darkspots/blemishes. Also, it's very mild on my skin. 

I don't experience any allergies or rashes when I'm using this facial cleanser. It feels very clean and fresh. 
You can definitely use this for 3 months or so. You just need a little amount of product to entirely clean your face and neck. 

Overall, I'm very satisfied with the result and will continue to use it. :)

Suitable for sensitive skin.
Free from alcohol, frangrance and synthetic dyes.
Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.
Can also exfoliate your skin.

Not available in some retail stores.
You have to order to your personal beauty consultant.
You have to continue to use it in order to see the result. 

You can order to Ms. Kash Bacani, Senior Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay 
or text her at


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My KB Collagen Blog Challenge

Hello Candylovers!!! 

Are you getting signs of early aging? Does your skin shows your real age? 
Do you want to be forever young?

YES??? Now let me share you my experience about the KB Collagen Challenge. :)

KB or also known as KYUSOKU BIHAKU is a Japanese word means "PURE WHITE". It was introduced by the company of Yumei Mise and were brought here in the Philippines. KB is the only one to offer glutathione in free-form with NAC in the blend that makes them highly efficient and effective glutathione supplement. 
They gave me KB Collagen Food Supplement Tablets and KB Gold Premium Soap.

From the makers of KB GlutaNAC comes, KB Gold Premium Soap, the first to incorporate Human Placenta Extract, 99% of Alpha Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Soybean Extract, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Rosehips in one blend for a fast, safe and effective way to a whither, smoother, younger looking skin.

-It comes in a white square box with gold details all over it.
-All sides of the box has the KB logo printed.
-The design packaging is simple and classy.
-It has the complete information needed in the product.
-The size of the box is 2.75"x2.75"x1.5"
-Eco friendly

Sodium Salts of distilled Palm Kernel Fatty Acids, Alpha Arbutin, Frangrance, Titanium Dioxide, Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic Acid, Betahydroxy Tricarboxylic Acid, Caprylic Triglycerides, Glycol Stearate, PEG-3 Glyceryl, Cocoate, Steareth-7, Isohexadeane, Sodium Polyacrylate, DMDM Hydantion &Iodopropylbutyl Carbonate, Trienthanolamine, Aqua, Kojic Acid Soy Bean Extract, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Human Placenta Extract.

Rub KB Gold Premium Soap on wet hands or loofah to work up a lather. Gently massage lather on wet skin in a gentle circular motion. Rinse. Repeat process. Rinse thoroughly.

For external use only. In the unlikely event of an adverse reaction stop use immediately. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

135g As Packed

-The soap is covered in a white "onion skin" like paper.
-I like the uniqueness of the soap in a form of circle with the engraved KB logo.
-Color: Mustard yellow 
-Very handy 
-Smells really good.

I'm very excited to try the KB Gold Premium Soap for so many reasons. First, it has 5 main components (Alpha Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Soy Bean Extract, Hyaluronic Acid & Human Placenta Extract) that makes this soap really stands out. Second, the appearance of the soap is really unique and very handy to use compared to the other brands. Third, I love the scent of this soap, it's not fruity nor organic but it makes my skin smells fresh and clean. :) Fourth, the texture is smooth and the consistency is rich and creamy. It's very soft and mild on your skin. I didn't experienced any dryness or itching at all. Fifth, It helps makes my skin moisturized and even helps my blemishes diminished. :)

Although, to really get that whiter, younger looking skin, you really have to purchased another box of it so that you will achieve your desired results.

Experience total revitalization with KB Collagen as it brings you the most complete system renewal packed in the tablet form. It contains Fish Collagen to replenish stored collagen the body begins to lose at the age of 20. Collagen is important in maintaining skin health as well as the structural integrity of joint cartilage. The Cartilage extract blended into the KB Collagen helps relieve swollen joints and heal the body naturally. The Silk Peptide Pearl Powder and Pearl Coix Extract work to complement the Fish Collagen in revitalizing the skin and give it a natural fair and pinkish glow. CoQ10 is included in the blend to help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Vitamin E is added to provide anti-ageing qualities. Swallow Nest Extract and Vitamin C complete the formulation to help strengthen immune system.

-It comes in a white rectangular box with black fonts and gold details all over it.
-It has the complete information needed in the product.
-The design packaging is simple and classy.
-The size of the box is 1.75"x2.5"x1.75"
-Eco friendly

-The tablets were safely packed inside the white plastic bottle.
-It has gold details printed on the bottle.
-The size of the bottle is 2.25" in height and 1.5" in diameter.
-Very small and handy

Fish Collagen Peptide: 200mg, Vitamin C: 40mg, Cartilage Extract: 20mg, Pearl Coix Extract: 20mg, Silk Peptide: 10mg, Vitamin E: 8mg, CoQ10: 4mg, Swallow Nest Extract (Bird Nest Extract): 2mg, Pearl Powder: 0.6mg, Excipients: Dextrin, Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Calcium, HPC

Keep the product out of high temperature, high humidity and direct sunglight, store in a cool place. Suggested use: 1-3 Tablets per day.

Please consult with doctor if you have any special allergy. If you experience any abnormality stop taking immediately. Keep out of reach of children. Start consuming the product after opening container. By using natural ingredients, some tablets may have a slight normal difference in color.

-It has Fuji Silica Gel inside.
-The tablet is so tiny (1.5cm)
-It's in the color light pink with some texture dots
-No scent

It was actually my first time to intake Collagen Tablets as my daily food supplement. Usually I go for Collagen Soap or Lotion to help maintain my skin's youthful glow.

July was really a busy, stressful month for me. Working non-stop, lack of sleep, travelling back and forth was my everyday routine. And the only time I can give myself a break was having our meals. I take 1 tablet after every meal until I emptied the bottle.

The result??? I noticed that it helps my skin balanced my poor diet and exercise. It controls the amount of my breakouts and still gives me a natural glow. And also, helps my skin recover from the damaging effect of the sun. (especially when I was in Puerto, Princesa Palawan)

But I think, KB Collagen boost my food intake and gave me a big appetite. :)

You can purchase KB Collagen in all Watsons and Mercury Drugstore nationwide.




Thank you & keep on smiling :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My LOOK BEAUTY Make Me Blush in Pinch Review :)

Hello Candylovers!!! 

I got this blush from Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione at the Supersale Bazaar last year. I was invited by Ms. Sarah Fulleros to be their guest makeup artist that day. As you may not know, they are the first one to introduced UK makeup brands here in the Philippines. From Sleek, Models Own, Miners, Limecrime, Mememe, Look Beauty and a lot more. All of the brands are really amazing but Look Beauty is my favorite! :D

A little background information about LOOK BEAUTY

Look Beauty is the UK's favourite and best selling fashion weekly magazine. - They are the first magazine to pool all off their beauty industry experience to launch their own cosmetic range.
photo courtesy of:

A Comprehensive total blush wardrobe from wow colour pop to demure nude, all entirely wearable and instantly prettifying.

Build up your chosen blush, from a healthy glow to a super-sexy flush.

One of the reasons why I love Look Beauty is because of their packaging. They always present their products in a classy yet modern way.

The actual products are placed inside a light pink box with their signature design layout.

 For the Make Me Blush, it comes in a square metal-looking case with printed logo on top and printed sticker at the bottom part where the details of the product are. Unfortunately they did not provide the ingredients for their products even if you check their website.

What I like most about it is that it looks high-end and it's very innovative for them to create a magnetic case for it. YES! So there's nothing to worry if your screw is broken.

3" in length 2.75" in weight and 0.65" in height


When you open it, you will have a built in mirror inside which is perfect for your makeup application and the lovely blush called pinch, a soft pink shade with gold shimmers in it. The actual size of it is 2"x2".

No scent. :)

Now here's a swatch on my wrist. (No Flash)
The moment I saw this blush, it was love at first sight. <3 I love everything about it, from the packaging, to product quality to positive result. EVERYTHING! You might think that I'm exaggerating too much but no, this is really what I feel and I'll be very honest about it.

I personally love blush with tiny bit of shimmers in it. Some people may not like it because it makes them look shiny and oily. But Look Beauty Make Me Blush in Pinch will help you achieve that rosy cheeks with a nice healthy glow. The texture is smooth and the shimmers are fine. (unlike the other blush that's out in the market) The color is pigmented and buildable. Great color pay off! :D

This blush is really easy to use. Just smile and place your blush brush on the apples of your cheeks and blend away. Repeat the step to achieve that perfect rosy cheeks. :)

Everytime I wear this blush, I always get compliments by my friends/people who sees me. They said, "blooming" daw ako and then it makes me blush.... hihi! :p

- Perfect for light to medium skin tone
- No need to use a highlighter
- No scent
- Superb packaging
- Easy to blend
- Pigmented

- For the shade Pinch, it's not suitable for dark skin tone
- If you are living far from metro manila, you have to order online
- For some, it's quite expensive
- For photoshoot, it will kinda makes your skin look shiny because of the shimmers

10/10. Highly recommend it. 

Here's me wearing Look Beauty Make Me Blush in Pinch

Where you can buy it??
For P600.00

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Thank you so much & keep on smiling :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My POP Beauty Eye Cake Review :)

Hello Candylovers!!!
Back when I was studying my makeup artistry at the Makeup Design Academy-Manila, me and my classmates were having a hard time finding the right shade of color that will suit our models every now and then. We keep on asking our teacher, Ms. Myrene Santos what color do we have to apply?? And she said

And because of that, we named our group "Peaches". :D
aww.. i miss you all! :)

Anyway!!! what's the connection???
Well, I got the chance to try this POP Beauty Eye Cake eyeshadows in the shade Peaches. And I want to share my thoughts about this product. :)

A little background information about POP BEAUTY 
photo courtesy of

POP Beauty Eye Cakes in Peaches 
A Sleek eyeshadow palette designed to enhance and bring out your eye color, drawing all the attention to your eyes.

Eye Cakes are created with five made-to-match shades that enhance your natural eye color. Each palette features highly pigmented powders that glide on and set to a velvety, crease-proof finish.

Mica, Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Jojoba (Buxus Chinensis) Oil, Octylpalmitate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Chloroxylenol.

Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxide (CI77492, CI77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Carmine (CI75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163), Ultramarines (CI77007), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI42090), Red 40 Lake (CI16035)

12g/ 0.42 oz.

-It comes in a circular silver tin can with printed stickers on top and bottom part of it.
- The design packaging is simple and cute.
- The size is 2.5" in diameter and 0.75" in height
- It has a complete information needed in the product.
- The eyeshadows were glued in a plastic container and carefully placed inside the tin can.
- Very compact and sturdy. 
- You can easily depot the eyeshadow and re-use the tin can.
- Lightweight and convenient to carry along.
- Easy to open

- There are 5 layers of different shades of peach:
1.Bubblegum Pink, 2.Warm Apricot Liner, 3.Tangerine, 4.Dusty Pink and 5.Golden Lemon
- I personally love the design and colors used for this palette.
- All Shimmers. No Matte.
- All shades compliment each other

Here are the swatches of eyeshadows
Okay, to be honest, I never thought that I will love this palette simply because I was intimidated by the shades used. But when I started to give it a try, I instantly fell in love with it. <3

POP Beauty Eye Cake in Peaches is perfect for natural to day time look. If you want to have a fresh natural glowing look then this palette is the answer. I like to use it to make my eyes look awake and bright. Although I'm just having a hard time loading my brush with it and making the colors pop on my eyes. So what I do is to spray my brush with fine mist of water or my trusted Skindinavia makeup setting spray and then dip the brush into the eyeshadow. This will help increase the intensity of my eyeshadow and prolong the wear of it. 

I also like to use it to highlight my face. REALLY??? HOW???
By using your blush brush, swirl your brush directly to the eyeshadow pan and tap the excess. Carefully highlight your cheekplane and blend away. You can also highlight your cupidsbow with it. :)

Also what's good about it is that, Peach compliments all skin tones. If you are having a hard time finding your right shade then go for peach. You can never go wrong with it. :)

- Nice quality
- No scent
- Can also be use as your highlighter
- All shades are pretty
- Perfect for all skin tones
- Very convenient to carry along 
- Unique packaging and very sturdy

- No matte color
- Not that pigmented as what they claimed it to be
- It's kinda hard to make the colors pop
- Not available locally; you have to order online

I love it and will highly recommend it to all. :D

Here's a sample tutorial for this palette:

Check it out here:

POP BEAUTY EYE CAKE is available at:
For P499.00

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Thank you so much & keep on smiling :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simple Sexy Eyes & Vampy Red Lips :)

Hello Candylovers!!! 
This was a highly requested makeup look on how I usually do my vampy red lips with simple sexy eye makeup. :) LIKE???

Let's Begin:
1. Prime your face as always
2. Foundation (Glory of New York Total Coverage Foundation in 210)
3. Powder
4. For my eyebrows, I used Glory of New York Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown and sealed it with my Look Beauty Brow Perfect in Brown Powder
5. Prime your eyelids (ELF Eyelid Primer)
6. Getting my Glory of New York Eyeshadow Palette in 601, take any light pink eyeshadow and pat it on your eyelids, as seen in photo #2
7. Taking my maroon eyeshadow, place it on your outer v to crease and on your lower lashes as well, blend well with your clean blending brush. as seen in photo #3
8. Load your pencil brush with a brown matte eyeshadow and intensify your outer v and outer thirds of your lower lashes. Don't forget to blend! as seen in photo #4
9. Highlight your browbones by using a cream/white matte eyeshadow, as seen in photo #5
10. I'm using my taupe shimmery eyeshadow to highlight my inner ducts, as seen in photo 36
11. Line your eyes with a black eyeliner. I'm using my Glory of New York Waterproof Black Eyeliner 
12. Curl your lashes and apply loads of mascara (Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and Iris Mascara in Black)
13. Apply half falsies on the outer part of your eyes for more dramatic look
14. Contour your nose, cheeks, temples, jawlines and chin (Glory of New York Blush in 10)
15. Apply a Rosy Pink Blush for your cheeks (Look Beauty Make Me Blush in Pinch)
16. Moisturize your lips with your favorite lipbalm (Human Nature Lip Balm)
16a. Line your lips with a dark shade of lip liner, I'm using NYX Lip Liner in Prune
16b. Get any Red lipstick of your choice and place it on the center part of your lips only
16c. Take your dark purple-ish lipstick and use a lipstick brush to carefully apply it on the outer part of your lips, blending is the key.  

And you're done! 
Simple. Sexy. Seductive. :p
You can watch my video makeup tutorial here:

Here are the makeup products used for this tutorial:
For my face:
I used my Glory of New York Cream Foundation in #210 and sealed it with my Glory of New York Dual Powder Foundation in 41
Glory of New York Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown and Look Beauty Brow Perfect 
Glory of New York Eyeshadow Palette in 601
Gloru of New York Waterproof Black Eyeliner in Black Magic ME-100
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and Iris Mascara in Black
Glory of New York Blush in 10 and Virginia Olsen Sculpting Brush
Look Beauty Make Me Blush in Pinch
NYX Lip Liner Pencil in 834 Prune
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate in 111 Kiss of Life
I'm very impressed about this shade of red lipstick--will review it soon! <3 
Miners Matte Effect in Vixen
Sometimes I use this alone for more intense dramatic look. :) 

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By the way, Glory of New York Philippines/ Queen B are having their last clearance sale today!!! Hurry!!!

Look Beauty Products and Miners Matte Effect in Vixen are available here:

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate in 111 Kiss of Life is available here:

Virginia Olsen Sculpting Brush is available here:

Thank you so much & keep on smiling :)