Saturday, January 31, 2015

 Hello loves.. it's the monthly favorites time!! yay! First of all, Oh my gerd!! Where did January go??I can't believe it's already february.. next thing I know I'd be turning 25 this April. Yikes! 

Anyways, I've been really bad with blogging my monthly faves last year and this year I'm gunna commit myself into really doing it. And though I kinda don't have a lot to share and most of these are just beauty related things I just thought I'd still share them with you guys.. So let's get started..


 First one of my favorites is this ETUDE PLAY 101 PENCIL in #22 (Php348).. Oh my gosh you guys.. I've been wearing this a ton on my lips.. the color pay off was amazing. I just dab this on my lips and it looks pretty much I've got a lip tint on.. it's amazing!
 Check out my review about this on here..

Then ofcourse, my SLEEK face form palette in fair (Php722.50) I love this so much and I've been wearing them eversince aI got them. I heard this was like a dupe for the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, maryloumanizer highlighter, and the Nars Orgasm blush. I haven't tried all of these yet so I can't compare.. all I know is that I love this Sleek palette a lot!


Hi loves, its finally weekends and that means I can finally blog again. yay! So anyways, today I will be reviewing one of my newest obsessions.. I recently got this as a freebie when I ordered from Luxola. Which I have a code on and it's BLX-TRINA for 15% off! Ends tonight though. But yeah, I fell inlove with this one and I just couldn't wait to buy a fullsize of this when I'm done with these samples.
 It's from the brand KLARITY which I believe is a Singapore beauty brand.. This one is called CC Lasertox. Now, I've tried all sorts of CC Cream but this was the first time I have ever encountered a CC cream that isn't really tinted at all. But it's more of like an makeupbase/skincare type. It claims to to whiten, purify, repair, firm, smooth, soothe, hydrate, tone your skin. Plus it has SPF and anti-aging, and it's waterproof.

"This CC Miracle White Lotion helps to restore your beauty as it has an instant whitening effect on skin tone. Enriched with diamond powder and wild rosehip extract, skin instantly glows leaving you with a radiant and youthful complexion while added SPF30/PA++ helps to protect skin from harmful UV rays, preventing photo-aging and dark spots. With functions in one, this CC lotion is not only a wonder product, but the non-sticky and non-oily formula leaves skin smoother and hydrated."
At first, I honestly just use this as like my Sunscreen for when I'm out in the sun.. but the more I use it, the more I fell in love with it. I was so amazed by how glowy and bright this made my skin..

  • Whitening, firming, anti-ageing, repairing, smoothing, hydrating
  • The first CC cream with no colorant! 
  • Easily absorbed, leaves a subtle matte look
  • Waterproof, so you can stay naturally fair no matter rain or shine.
  • Helps to reduce acnes, lightens acne marks, soothes skin, and lightens scar marks
  • SPF 30++
  • Paraben Free. Halal
The texture was very light, I love that once I start applying this, it feels very kind of watery but finishes off with a matte and bright texture. I love love this so much and I couldn't rave about this enough. I use this everyday and I just couldn't wait to get the full sized of this one!
LEFT: No CC                            RIGHT: with CC (so much brighter and smoother)

Now, I can honestly say that I can use this alone on my face when I'm heading out to go to the office and don't have to put any makeup on yet.. This creates like a very flawless and bright skin, making a good canvass for makeup. Plus it smells absolutely great!!! It says that you can use this on your body as well but I haven't tried it yet. 

All in all, this has become one of my holy grail products. I have never been so amazed on a product like this before.. it's very lightweight, nongreasy, oily, or whatnot. This just brightens my skin and making it appear healthier and glowing. I am not paid for this I just purely wanted to share this discovery of mine. I would definitely recommend this over and over again over other products! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!

Have you tried this before? let me know..

#InstaWeekbyTrina (Week 2)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hey loves, it's the week 2 of my Instaweek edition already! Let's have a bloody recap..

Ofcourse, I finally got my kikkik! | Newest decor in my office desk. How cute is this coin bank? | Daphne line from National Bookstore which I'm dying to get some stuff next week!
Ramen cool from Capitol Commons | Feb monthly page of my planner | Another small Luxola Haul
And lastly, new package from my Ninang in Canada.. super blessed! :)

That's pretty much it guys, I hope y'all had an amazing week! x

Wish me a rose Essence Lip Liner Review

Hello beauties, I am back yet again for another Essence Lip Liner Review! I love my essence lip liner in Satin mauve so much that I decided to pick another color.. this time it's called Wish me a rose. I was actually wrong about the price, I thought it was 100 something, but actually it was only Php99!!! How affordable is that??
Anyways, so wish me a rose is a very baby pink color.. which I'm not so into these days coz I love me some in ya face type of deep red lipstick. But I don't have many lip liners so I gave this one a go.
I love it!! I love that it was highly pigmented as always.. still very creamy hence, it breaks easily.. so I made sure to apply it on my lips with ;a very light hand.
LEFT: Bare Lips                                                       RIGHT: with one coat of the lip liner

 I love this shade so much!! I'm so glad I picked it up.. this is like my go to pink lipstick and I've been wearing this in the office eversince I got it. It's not too baby pink and it's not too pale either. I think this would go perfectly for like a dinner date or something. Been rocking this lippie with my Bombshell makeup look.

What do you think? x 

Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Lumiere by Kathleen Lights

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

 So I want to make this post real quick because this was supposed to be up here like 2 days ago but I had no time to blog..
so yeah. Let's get started.

First of all, holy cow! Kathleenlights created a lipstick with Colourpop! When I saw this and watched her video I was completely sold.. and I have to get it! So I have searched so hard online and finally on instagram I saw a personal shopper (based in us) type of thing who accepts preorders. And luckily, she has this available so I immediately ordered it because I just couldn't wait to own this. 

 Anyways, as you open the box it has a small piece of paper inside with all of the ingredients listed there. They have different kinds of lippies like matte, satin, and glossy.
Lumiere Lippie stix is actually a matte one.. I am very much into the mauvey feels these days, if you can tell..  so this one is definitely right up my alley. Hence, I love kathleen.. so this is perf!
 The thing I like about it is that it's super pigmented! and the scent is just amazing! 
smells kinda like vanilla to me or marshies.. I don't know. I think it smells amazing.

My Kikki.k HAULiday (Stationery Haul)

Hi loves!! I have an exciting blog post today.. I just got my Kikki.k orders that I placed last December 24, 2014 on their website. Yazz kind of annoying how I waited this long but definitely worth the wait!! 

I named this as the "Kikki.k Hauliday" because these are the things that I picked up online during the holiday season.. I'll have another post from Luxola soon.
Anyways.. So my orders came in this huge box from Kikki.k and I was so surprised because I know I didn't really order a lot of things from them.. so yeah. As I opened it I was so amazed by how well they actually packed everything. These by the way came all the way from Australia and I had to pick this up at the nearest Post Office and paid Php100.

so here are my orders with their little note.

Here are my new babies.. ahhh so gorgeous!

ofcourse, the first thing that I got was this little adhesive note set from the "Live Bright Collection",
actually all of the stuff that I bought were from that collection. This one retails for $19.95 but I got this on sale for I believe like $14. I always see this online and I have become so obsessed with it that I had to pick it up! This actually was the reason why I bought all of these. haha

#InstaWeekbyTrina (Week 1)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hi loves, eversince 2015 has started I really really wanted to add some new additional weekly post like this one.. So yeah here's what my week so far.

I love this quote |   First time trying my Sleek face Form   |   Highlight of my week really!

Skin Detox Tea (last two pcs) | my growing makeup collection | Luca's first photoshoot so cute!

Here are the highlights of my week.. I bought this cute quote canvass at the Rob department store for only Php120. I love love the colors! Ofcourse, my sleek face form palette that I recently got from luxola. And omg my Kathleenlights Lumiere lippie stix that I adore so much!! my skin detox tea which I love but I bought the Super antioxidant tea so I was just trying to finish this up. Storage of my makeup. And Luca's first photoshoot for his Christening which I will decorate myself. 

So yeah.. eventhough I've been working my arse off in the office.. I still feel great and thankful for having a great week and just enjoy life as it is. :)

Kylie Jenner Mauve Lips (Dupe Alert)

Friday, January 16, 2015

So I've been asked quite a lot on my instagram about this awesome mauve lippie I've been wearing.
So I figured I might as well just blog about it.

We all heard about Kylie Jenner's famous 90's mauve lips.. And we are all hooked! She uses MAC lipsticks like Brave, Velvet Teddy, and the whirl lip liner. Admit it girl.. Dass espensive! lol So I on the other hand, was on a hunt to find the perfect dupe for Kylie's lippie. Good thing, I finally found it!
It's the lip liner from Essence in 06 Satin Mauve. Super inexpensive! 
I think I got this at SM Department Store for Php100+ not more than Php150! Really really affordable.
The color pay off was amazing! Super pigmented and matte but definitely still very creamy.
 It has a hint of pink to it, just very mauvey color.
I've been wearing this a ton and I get compliments all the time.. It's kinda like "your lips but better" kind of thing. Nothing too over the top! The thing about this though is that it can get a little dark if you put way too much.. So what I do is I just dab dab it a wee bit on my lips or sometimes I would mix a little bit of my wet n' wild bare it all on top.

Mario Badescu Glycolic Toner (Review)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

 At long last, I can finally review this toner from Mario Badescu that I have recently discovered. I love a good toner, and this one is the bomb(dot)com..

"Help soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing the skin with the anti-aging ingredients found in our Glycolic Acid-based toner. Glycolic Acid and the Alpha Hydroxy Acid found naturally in Papaya Extract help accelerate skin cell turnover for younger-looking skin. Aloe Vera is added to soothe your complexion. Alcohol free. 
HOW TO USE: Morning and evening after cleansing, apply to face with a cotton ball or pad, wiping in an outward direction. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

 Aqua (Water,Eau),Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid,Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,PPG-26-Buteth-26,Ethylhexyl Salicylate,PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,Parfum (Fragrance),Sodium Chloride,Methylparaben,Propylparaben,Diazolidinyl Urea,CI 42090 (Blue 1),CI 45410 (Red 28),CI 19140 (Yellow 5)"

I've always always wanted to try an exfoliating toner as I find that my skin tends to look cakey and oily if I don't exfoliate often.. I was so glad to have picked this up from Luxola as I have heard a lot of good things about this toner. I do suffer from hormonal breakouts from time to time and it gets really annoying to have those zits.. thankfully, eversince I've started using this it helps my skin at bay.

USAGE: I use this toner almost every morning and night, this might sound kind of harsh for the skin as this contains glycolic acid.. but fear not! because this toner is actually really really mild. I use this in the morning because it helps awaken my skin and kind of brightens it at the same time. I find that my skin softens too, so it creates a really nice canvass for the makeup. And at night, same thing, this makes my skin super supple and amazing. But I have to warn you not to get this too close to your eyes because it stings like cray. Also, avoid the eye are because it has glycolic acid that can dry up your under eye as it's the most sensitive part of the face.

SCENT: The scent is pretty fantastic. I thought when I saw this, oh because it has glycolic acid this might have a weird scent to it, or something really really strong.. but I was wrong!! The scent is nothing like an acid would smell like, it's rather very soothing and really divine! To me, it smells kind of luxurious and fresh.. I just love the scent of this.

 PACKAGING: Packaging wise, I really like that it's super clean looking and nothing too fancy schmancy. I like that you can just open this thingy and let the product comes out, because of this I can literally measure how much product I wanted to use.

How to claim your weekend (Pamper Time)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

hello beautiful people!! HAPPY 2015. how was your holiday leave?? 
I know it sounds kinda depressing that the long holiday leave from work has ended.. So I knew I was gunna be in the office for a long week and will have no time to pamper myself, so I figured I must claim this Sunday to fully pamper myself.

With that being said, I gathered all the products I would need and start claiming the weekend before facing all the admin works. So here's a little sneak peek of the products I use:

The bath -  I love LUSH and I know I have a problem because I do like to splurge on them quite occasionally. And they can get very ESSSPENSIVE sometimes y'know! Right Kathleenlights? lol 

Here are the two things I bought, the Rose Queen Ballistic and the Granny Ballistic.

Rose Queen Ballistic, with the name itself this has a very rosy scent and has petals inside.

 Granny Take a Dip Ballistic, a very colorful one.. and has a crazy crazy color and wonderful scent.

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