Monday, February 25, 2013

How Do I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Hello friends!:) I'm so happy that I find time to write again. I know it's my blog anniversary month yet I just posted few since the first day of February. I'm still not that good on time management especially if my work changes it's shift every week. Hehe.. Anyhoo, I don't have work today so I decided to clean my makeup buddies- makeup brushes.

Makeup brushes are our best friends to a flawless finish makeup look! Right? But they are also our number one enemies for skin irritations and breakouts! Yes? So using it daily means harboring dirt and other bacteria that can breakout our skin. Lets make it a habit to clean our makeup brushes! Believe me, the feeling of applying makeup using a freshly cleaned tools is heaven!:) HAHA!!

I don't have those brush cleanser, so I just used shampoo, baby oil, clean water, lots of paper towel and a spray bottle with water. Though this takes time, I don't mind! HAHA!! Just make sure to rinse it thoroughly and squeeze extra water before hanging it!:)

It's nice if you use brush guards, btw. But since I don't have it. I just leave it just like this!:)
All I need is a hanger with lots of clips and a rubber band!:) I just let it dry over night.
who says hanger with clips are just used to hang undies? LOL!:p
For me, the best way to dry makeup brushes is hanging it upside down so that water will not go directly to the wooden handles which will eventually loosen up the glue that holds the hairs of your brush! So you will end up with a bleeding brush!:( I love the feeling seeing my freshly cleaned brushes hanging and ready to use the next day!:) 

Hope you learned something from me!:) How about you, how'd you clean your brushes? Share by leaving a comment below!:)

Happy Monday everyone!:)

Keep Safe and God Bless!:)

Love Lots,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

REVIEW: Leyende Clean Slate Multi-Task Cleanser

Hello friends!:) Before anything else, I just want to say sorry for being MIA for this month. I promise to back on daily blogging  (or every other day blogging) as soon as possible. Hihi.. Anyhoo, tonight I want to share with you my thoughts and experience about Leyende Clean Slate Multi-task cleanser. I got this from my Sample Room last month. See haul here.

To quote Sample Room's product description:
Clean Slate Brightlifting™ Face Cleanser (non-foaming) with pandan powder and calamansi extract (100mL)
· for all skin types
· for men and women
· for day and night use
· gentle but effective cleansing of pore-clogging oil, dirt and make-up
· brighter, healthy-looking skin without compromising skin’s natural oils
· pandan powder: regular use in facial care results in more even skin tone; exfoliating properties to encourage cell turnover
· calamansi extract: used in Filipino culture to even skin tone and gently fade brown spots 

Okay.. now let me share my experience using this product. Let me talk about the packaging first. I really like the lotion-like packaging, it's really convenient to use. The bottle looks sturdy, and what I really like about it's packaging is that it comes with a pump. It's not messy to use and pro-hygiene!:)

Using this product is easy. It's like applying lotion on face. It comes with a creamy texture that's why it's easy to massage on your face to remove makeup and dirtIt's actually my first time to use this type of cleanser and yes it really does removes dirt and makeup. What I like the most is that even I put some on my eye area, it doesn't irritate my eyes. I also love the fact that it can remove waterproof mascara! Well you just need to massage the area first and wipe. It depends of how many layer of mascarra you're about to remove. I sometimes do it 2x to remove the product thoroughly. So far, I've been using this to remove my makeup after work. One more thing, I like the feeling of a supple smooth skin without the feeling of greasiness. What bothers me a lot is the smell. It's too strong for me. I would love to smell a green tea-ish scent. :)

I tested this product with the following products:
Liquid Foundation
Liquid Eyeliner
Eye Pencil
Waterproof Mascarra
Matte Lipstick
A pea size amount of product is enough to remove almost all the product tested except the waterproof mascarra.

As you can see on the 8th photo, my skin is kinda red right? I put extra effort removing the product. HAHAHA!! Don't worry. Removing waterproof mascarra on your lashes is not that hard. Hihihi..

Repurchase it again? I think I will try other products for now. Not unless they change the scent of this product, I might go back!:) 
Have you tried using this makeup remover too? Wanna share with me your thoughts about it? Comment below!:)

So that's it for tonight. I need to get ready for my 10-6 duty later!
Praying for a benign shift!:p HAHAHA!

Have a fab night everyone!:)
Keep Safe and God Bless!:)

Love Lots,

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Date Makeup Look

Hello friends, this was supposed to be posted few days back but I'm so busy with a lot of things, not that late for Valentine's Day, right? Just in time!:) For this look, I just want to keep it simple yet glowing. Presentable yet not that obvious that I spend a lot of time preparing for a date. Hahaha!! So without further ado, here's what I will wear for a Valentine's Day Date

Products used to follow. hehe.. :p

This photo was posted on my Instagram account. If you want to follow me, go to this link

So that's it for today. I still need to do some readings. Hehe..
Happy Heart's Day everyone and spread the love!:)

Keep Safe and God Bless!

Love Lots,

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Your Your Beauty Diaries 1st Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Hello friends!:) Time runs so fast, isn't it? I can't imagine my blog is turning 1 already!:) My interest in blogging started after I attended Judy of itsjudytime's meet and greet here in Manila, January last year. My love for makeup started 2010 and eventually took courage to start a beauty blog 2012! From to! To be exact, I will be celebrating my 1st Year in the bloggersphere February 8! Few more days to go! Yeeeeey!! 

In lieu of my celebration, I would like to share with you my happiness and also my way of saying thank you for the support, I will be giving away 3 beauty loot bags sponsored by the ever generous Diana Stalder!:) Oops one more thing, each participants is already entitled of 100PhP voucher that can be used for treatment and products offered by Diana Stalder once you correctly completed  all the mandatory tasks!:) Awesome right?:)

Sorry but this giveaway is only open for Philippines residents. It's my dream to host an international giveaway, hopefully this year! Fingers crossed!:)

So that's it for now!:) Share to your friends too!:) Good luck!:)

Love Lots,

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Monday, February 4, 2013

REVIEW: Krave Minerale's Organic Liquid Foundation in Cassata

Hello friends!:) I just want to share with yout my experience with this organic liquid foundation. As we all know, organic makeup is the trend for the past year. Well, I can't blame those girls who's into this type of cosmetics cause of it's benefits. Krave Minerale's Organic Liquid Foundation is one of the popular product when it comes to organic cosmetics. 

Product Claims:

with Rosemary extract, Carrot & jojoba oil, Aloe vera, Vitamin E with natural SPF

1st cerified organic liquid foundation in the Philippines
NON- COMEDOGENIC (won’t clog pores)
NON-ACNEGENIC (won’t cause acne break outs)

Detox your make up kits and replace your old liquid foundation with our Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation that has no skin damaging preservatives & irritating chemicals and are infused with skin soothing organic ingredients of Rosemary, Carrots, Jojoba, Aloe vera & Vitamin E that will promise to enhance your skin tone & gives you a broad spectrum of SPF in just a few fingertip blends. A unique liquid foundation formula that replenishes your skin with skin beneficial actives, that is not greasy nor oily. Achieve a flawless and radiant look in just a sec. No sponge/taclon brush needed for application, just your beauty finger tips. 

1. ROSEMARY EXTRACT consist of caffeic acid and rosemarinic acid,both are potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents.
2. CARROT OIL stimulates cell growth, rejuvenates tired, aged, dehydrated and damaged skin, eliminates skin toxins & improves complexion. it compose of 7 contents for anti-acne and 1 content for anti-aging. 
3. JOJOBA OIL replenished the skin with moisturizing and soothing properties. It has antimicrobial properties, which means it actually discourages the growth of bacteria & microbes.
4. ALOE VERA EXTRACT it nourishes the skin and tissues with body-loving nutrients such as vitamin E and C.
5. VITAMIN E helps in reducing fine lines, gives your skin a healthy natural glow and regenerates the cells of the skin.

Due to the 95% organic contents in our formulation, it is best recommended to Shake well before use to avoid color separation inside the bottle. Pump a pea size into your fingertips and apply evenly on your face and neck. Apply Complexion Perfection or Luxurious Perfection loose mineral foundation for a complete make up regimen.

Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Mica, Zinc Oxide, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE),Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary Extract)

Now that you have read all the benefits this product claims, let me share with you my experience with this organic liquid foundation.

This is my first time to use Krave's liquid foundation. Thanks to Rjai, the owner of Jailex Couture for sending me this and another krave product for me try out. Thanks sis!:) The shade she sent me did not match my skin tone, but ofcourse for the benefit of experiencing the most raved organic foundie, I used it. LOL! I opt to post a picture cause I really look like different. Hahaha! 
The shade I got is Cassata, I think this is the darkest shade. It comes in a squeeze plastic tube, labeled by a sticker placed on it. Personally, I would love to use liquid foundations that comes in a pump bottle. What bothers me with the packaging is that it comes with a big opening hole where in the product can be easily spilled since the consistency of it is watery. Making the hole a little smaller or much better placing it in a pump bottle is great and can minimize spillage of the product. 

As what I have said, this foundie has it's watery consistency, so for you to get the desired color of the product, be sure to shake the bottle well before using. Application is not that hard. You just need to put a little product at a time for you to blend it really well on your skin. It has matte finish which I think suits for oily skin like me. I love how it makes me look radiant hence the matte effect it gives. It gives light to medium coverage. The time I used this product, I just used one layer and I'm fine with it. 

See how dark it is? Hahaha! For now, I'm using it in contouring and I love it!:) It gives me a natural looking contoured face!:)

-Perfect for daily use.
-Organic, getting a lot of benefits in just one product.
-No disturbing smell
-It gives radiant glow hence the matte finish it gives.
-Perfect for oily combination skin
-Easily absorbed by the skin
-Easy to remove
-Easily available online on any Krave Distributors like: Vanity by: Jailex Couture (For those who love online shopping)

-Limited shade available
-Too bad the shade did not match my skin tone. But I discovered how effective it is when used as a contouring product. (Cons ba talaga or Pros? LOL)
-Available only online (For those who's not into online shopping and for those who like trying it first before 

Will I buy this product again? Yes, but in different shade! HAHA!:)

Have you tried this product already? Wanna share your experience?:)

So that's it for tonight. I need to sleep already. Duty starts at 6am, so I need to wake up like 3:45am. LOL! Wish me luck!:)

Keep Safe and God Bless!

Love Lots,

P.S. Please don't forget to check back later around afternoon for my 1st Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!:)

Friday, February 1, 2013

HAUL: Sample Room, Try before you buy!

Hello friends!:) I promised on my last blog post that I will be back for a haul post. So here it is!:) If you're a beauty aficionado I'm sure you already know about Sample Room! If you haven't heard about it, let me give you a brief introduction about it.

Sample Room is made to help consumers experience a certain product/s first before buying. They are giving away free sample products (I tried getting samples in full size! Awesome right?) by just simply registering to their website. Once you're already registered, you are given 100 points to avail some of the products for trial. All you have to do is pay the shipping fee!:) To get more points, you can refer friends and do a product review. To know more about Sample Room, visit their website HERE and to be more updated about their new samples, like their Facebook Page HERE.

Anyhoo, this haul is my 2nd batch of samples from the Sample Room. I know I'm already far behind the other Sample Room addicts, lakas lang kase nila maka-ninja moves! Everytime I visit their site, all the samples are already out of stock. HAHAHA!!

This time, I got the chance to try these products:

This 2 sample products are both in full size!:)
Total Points used: 65Points

Have you tried Sample Room already? What do you think about it?:)

I might be back in a bit. Hehe..
Keep Safe and God Bless!:)

Love Lots,