Sunday, June 30, 2013

The 40 Beauty Questions Tag

Posing Before Answering 40 Questions
Alright! Who is fond of doing TAGS? If you are, I'm sure you'd like to do this 40 Beauty Questions Tag. I really enjoyed answering all these questions and I was surprised that this video didn't last 10 minutes or longer. Whew! 

Have fun watching and please make this tag too when you get the chance. The questions are listed down below. :)



40 Questions:
SKINCARE
  • -How many times do you wash your face daily?
  • -What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
  • -What is your current facial wash?
  • -Do you exfoliate?
  • -What brand do you use?
  • -What moisturizer do you use?
  • -Do you have freckles?
  • -Do you use eye cream?
  • -Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
  • -Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
MAKE-UP
  • -What foundation do you use?
  • -How about concealer?
  • -Do you know your undertone color?
  • -What do you think of fake eyelashes?
  • -Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
  • -What brand of mascara do you use?
  • -Sephora or MAC?
  • -Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
  • -What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
  • -Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
  • -For the face?
  • -What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
  • -Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
  • -How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
  • -What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
  • -Do you use mineral makeup?
  • -What is your favorite lipstick?
  • -How about lipgloss?
  • -What is your favorite blush to use?
  • -Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
  • -Do you like drugstore makeup?
  • -Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
  • -Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
  • -Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
  • -Name a makeup crime that you hate?
  • -Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
  • -Which celebrity always has great make up?
  • -If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
  • -Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
  • -Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
  • -In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
  • -What do you think of Makeup?

My Morning Routine (WORK AT HOME Gal!)


I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before but I'm currently working from home. I'm into freelance writing. It's fun because I have my own flexible schedule. 



Now there's this "morning routine" stuff going on in the YouTube world where YouTubers post a video of their morning routine. If you haven't watched any, I suggest that you start watching now. They're very fun to watch and very relaxing. They're super addicting too!


Not too long ago, I decided to also put up my own morning routine on YouTube, so if you're interested to know what I do every morning before I start with my freelance work, come and watch the video below:



This is my morning routine when I have work. I only do my freelance jobs when my husband is at work. When it's his off, we spend the whole day together, watching movies and TV series, playing dota and D3, going out on a date and the like.

Bellabox Singapore: JUNE 2013 WANDERLUST

It's June 30th today and I can't believe that I just let the days and weeks of June to pass by like that. To my avid readers (if I have any, LOL), I'm so sorry for the lack of posts. I didn't mean to abandon this site for that long but it still happened... my bad. :( I'm really sorry...

If we could just all move on now, I have another Bellabox unboxing blog post for you all. 


I was not able to film an unboxing video for this one and I've been thinking that I might no longer film further unboxing videos for Bellabox in the future and would just focus on writing a blog post about it. Let me know what you think?


So, here is my June Bellabox and all the stuff in it! Yay!

OVERVIEW OF ALL THE GOODIES!!!
VMV HYPOALLERGENCS ID MONOLAURIN GEL
(50 ML / S$ 13 AND 120 ML / S$32)
Use this mattifier on facial skin for acne and shine control. Also apply to areas prone to sweat acne like chest, back and arms to treat and prevent blemishes from forming. Use as a hand and feet anti-fungal, disinfectant sanitizer. Don't leave home without it. 

My Initial Reaction: Just from reading its description, I can already tell that this is an amazing product. In fact, I'm so excited to give it a try. I just haven't found the mood to. 

VMV HYPOALLERGENCS RE-EVERYTHING
FACE-HAND-BODY LOTION
(30 ML / S$ 13 AND 185 ML / S$62)
Intense moisture in a light cream that also offers heightened cell renewal and gentle microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells! Oh, and did we mention that it's been tested to be free of 76 common skin allergens, living up to its hypoallergenic name?

My Initial Reaction: Despite its wondrous benefits, I don't think I will enjoy using this stuff. The scent is just terrible! :( I can't use a lotion that doesn't smell good because I want my skin to not only feel smooth to the touch but also smell really good. So this one is unfortunately a miss!


BOMB COSMETICS SHOWER GEL
(350 ML / S$ 22.90)
Each one of these amazing olive oil based shower gel is moisturizing and has an amazingly rich texture, as well as a truly delightful, invigorating scent. From orange mandarin to a berry explosion, from pink patchouli to zesty lime, with vanilla thrown in for good measure, you're guaranteed to have a BLAST of fun in your bath. Go ahead... pamper yourself, you deserve it! 

My Initial Reaction: The scent reminds me of a candy I used to eat when I was a kid. I have a feeling that it will smell really sweet and girly so I can't wait to use it.


VEET
(100 ML / S$ 11.80)
Tired of nicks and cuts that come with shaving? We know we are! Now that we've switched to Veet cream for touchably smooth skin that last for up to twice as long as shaving, we're so excited for summer fun! Bring on the bathing suits and sundresses!

My Initial Reaction: I'm not that excited about this one because it's what I'm currently using and I'm not a big fan of it. I also don't like its scent.  


CREED
(75ML / S$ 268)
Get ready to have a new creed when it comes to your top fragrance choice. Creed is a European Perfumer with a history of being European Royalty's brand of choice. Their spring scent will lift you off your feet with its light, youthful spirit. Spring Flower is the very essence of spring, distilled with perfection into a stunning perfume.

My Initial Reaction: Whoa! The full size is very costly in my opinion but I'm in love with its scent. For me, it's feminine and sophisticated. It's not too strong and it is the kind of scent that will make my head turn. If only it's not that expensive, I might have considered purchasing its full size. We'll see if I'd change my mind in the coming months. (grin)


THE SKIN PHARMACY SILKY SMOOTH SUNSCREEN
(SPF 30 50G / S$ 49.90 SPF 50 50G / S$54.90)
Imagine a sunscreen that is lightweight and without the icky feeling that you get with conventional sunscreens. The Skin Pharmacy Silky Smooth Sunscreen offers great protection against the suns' UV ray and it is formulated in Singapore so they know exactly what works for our hot and humid weather! Now you can apply sunscreen liberally without feeling like you are wearing any sunscreen at all.

My Initial Reaction: I don't like the packaging. The first sample I got, I still couldn't use up to now because it's so difficult to open/use. I was not able to see the product inside so I don't know how to react on this item.


BONUS: L'OREAL PARIS EXTRAORDINARY OIL
(100 ML / S$23.90)
A miracle oil that can be used as a protectant, nourishing treatment and shine touch-up without ever weighing hair down sounds too good to be true, extraordinary. Believe it, because that's what L'Oreal's Extraordinary Oil does for all hair types for all women! Ultra lightweight, instant shine as well as deep nourishing protection, making hair gorgeous and more manageable is just a  quick application away. Smooth through dry or damp hair anytime, on any hair type!

My Initial Reaction: I've used this before so I know how good this product is! Not only does it protect the hair and give it a healthy shine, it also does smell very nice. :) 


GIFT: LUXE CITY GUIDE
With over 1.4 million copies sold, the LUXE City Guides take on over 30 cities with its wit and humour along with a curated list of the best restaurants, hotels and sights that each city has to offer.

My Initial Reaction: I don't see any use for this as of the moment but once my hubby and I visit Bali Indonesia, I'd know how useful this guide can be. 


VOUCHERS!!!!
Overall, I'm still satisfied with my box this month. I can still say that they keep getting better month after month. I'm really glad that I'm a Bellabox Singapore Member

To learn more about Bellabox, check these websites:
SINGAPORE - http://bellabox.sg/ 



Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bellabox Singapore: MAY 2013 READY FOR CANNES

You didn't really think that I'll just forget about my May Bellabox, did you? 


I know this is super mega late already but isn't this website called "Confessions of a Late Bloomer?" Errrrr....

So without further ado, here's my May Bellabox Unboxing video and my initial reactions for each of the items.

To learn more about Bellabox, check these websites:
LANVIN ME EAU DE PARFUM
(Discover the NEW bewitching, sensual and high-fashion fragrance, ME!)
(50 ML / S$108)
Be one of the first to experience this utterly unique blend of tuberose, blueberries and licorice. As the name suggests Lanvin's head designer Alber Ebaz strove to create a parfum that defined the essence of female individuality, and self-love. He succeeded!

My Reaction: I have the full size of this perfume because I was one of the privilege bloggers who got invited to Bellabox Blogger's Event, and I really love its scent. It's sweet but not too sweet; florally and girly but not over the top. It's almost perfect!

MODEL CO EYEPENCIL
(S$23)
 Line and define your eyes with the ModelCo's eye pencil. It is a clever black eyeliner that glides on effortlessly for long-lasting colour application. The hydrating formula is non-drying and densely pigmented, imparting rich colour and intense definition. Sof and creamy, the formula stays soft for blending (about 30 seconds) and then dries to a smudge proof finish that won't budge. The eye pencil has a built-in sharpener that offers an ultra-sharp blade that is conveniently cleaned.

My Reaction: I really like the idea of having an eye pencil with its own sharpener. I like that this eye liner is indeed creamy but it does not dry into a smudge proof finish like what it claims. :(

THE LASH CARD
(10 PCS / S$8.90)
No matter how good your mascara is you can still end up with smudges, flaking and tarantula lashes. But when you've got lash card, you'll create beautifully curled, long, separated lashes, with every coat. It'a as simple as placing the curved edge at your lash line and using the card as a backdrop during application. Excess mascara gets on the card, not on your lids. And lashes stay separate. Brilliant!

My Reaction: I understand the point of this product, nevertheless I don't think it's a necessity. If I'll be putting on mascara in a hurry, using this thingymajigy will just slow me down. So thanks but no thanks! (peace! =p)


MODEL CO LIPGLOSS
(S$23.00)
Looking for the perfect, high-shine lipgloss? ModelCo's Shine Ultra Lipgloss is an unbeatable reflective, shimmering gloss that creates a glamorous, lacquered effect. The non-stick formula glides on evenly, leaving your lips with a luscious, long-lasting shine. Housed in a sleek and stylish bottle, SHINE Ultra Lipgloss fits perfectly into the smallest of evening bags and comes with an inbuilt mirror for on-the-go applications.

My Reaction: I haven't really used this but the moment I saw it from the box, I knew it! It's love at first sight. It's in a pretty baby pink color and it truly is a high-shine lipgloss. I love that it has this inbuilt mirror which is really going to be helpful!!!

DR MORITA HYALURONIC ACID ESSENCE MASK
(10 PCS / S$15.90)
Dr. Morita's Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask allows you to see first hand what the beauty industry calls the wonder anti-aging ingredient. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid to keep you looking young, but production slows as you age. This mask reintroduces it along with other natural ingredients to soothe and protect your skin. Cucumber extract, marine collagen and seaweed provide a perfect, natural, ingredient list for the perfect anti-aging mask

My Reaction: I can't wait to try this. I'm already excited to experience its anti-aging power! Woot woot!

BONUS ITEM: BORRACHA WINE WIPES
(20 PCS / S$870)
Have you ever had the "wine tattoo?" You know, the stain that gets on your lips and teeth after a few sips of red wine? It's almost impossible to wipe off - until now. These wipes are truly small miracles. Each one is infused with natural, non-harmful, ingredients that remove stains, freshen breath, eliminate germs and protect your mouth. Baking soda, salt, calcium and a hint of orange blossom (naturally occurring in red wine) means you keep your beautiful smile, without compromising the taste of your red!

My Reaction: I was like, "what?" I mean, this sounds like a very cool product. It's just that I don't drink - not even red wine, so I'm not sure how this is going to be of help to me. It's nice to know though that something like this exist. 


My Reaction: This guy right here was not mentioned in the list but I'm surely going to put this to good use as I have super obvious unnecessary puffiness under my eyes. LOL
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I AM A VERY HAPPY CAMPER BECAUSE OF MY MAY BELLABOX!
I'm not too difficult to please that is why receiving two full size items for the month of May has easily made me so jolly-giddy-happy! ^_^


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ooops! I Did It Again!

Where have I been… again?!?

I’m sorry for the long hiatus. The month of May was really a month of adjustments for me. Adjustments that’s too personal to be divulged here, so let’s just say that I needed to take a break from some of the stuff that I do like blogging, but don’t worry because that’s over now. I’m back to the blogger world once again.

While I was not able to blog as often as I wanted to, I was able to upload more videos on to my YouTube channel more than I expected I could. So, I’ll start my June blog with an update on what I've been doing on my YouTube channel lately.


ON  MY BEAUTY/VLOG CHANNEL:
Reasons Why Filipino Beauty Gurus Make English Videos

Massive AVON Haul | Part 1

Massive AVON Haul | Part 2

My First OOTD Video

ANSWER/SHOUTOUT VIDEO | Part 1

ANSWER/SHOUTOUT VIDEO | Part 2

Sarah Geronimo Inspired Makeup Tutorial

My Morning Routine!

My May Bellabox Unboxing Video
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST

The 40 Beauty Questions Tag

I'll tell you more about each of these videos on separate posts but for the meantime, enjoy watching. ^_^