Selling my Kikki-K Lilac Planner

Selling my Pre-Owned Kikki-K Lilac Leather Planner from Australia. Made from lustrous leather with gorgeous gold hardware and stud closure. Originally bought (last 2015) at AU$79.95. I’m selling it for only Php 2,000.00. Included freebies such as stickers and washi tapes! Very useful for those planner addicts out there:)


Measurements:
• Planner: 240mm L x 200mm W x 40mm H (Maximum height of paper that can be inserted) / 9.85″ x 7.87″ x 1.57″
• Ring Diameter: 28mm / 1.1″
• Spacing: 15mm between each ring and 65mm middle gap | 0.59″ / 2.56″
• Paper (A5 paper 30 sheets each tab): 210mm L x 145mm W / 8.27″ x 5.71″
• ‘To-Do’ Notepad, ‘Meeting Notes’ Pad 95mm L x 95mm W / 3.7″ x 3.7″
• ‘Notes’ Pad m: 150mm W x 200m





Included Components:
• Elastic pen loop
• 6 ring binder
• 2 internal slots/pockets
• 1 large pocket
• To Do List Sheets + Tab
• Meeting Notes Sheets + Tab
• 2 Sticker Sheets
• A5 Slot at the back + extra note pad



I honestly honestly love this planner but I just have to let it go since I’m not using it any longer. I’ve been addicted to planners since highschool. I collect planners, stationery, colored pens and stickers and do the scrapbooking thing on my planners. I used to put “neo prints” on ’em (for those who don’t know what a neo print is. Those are photos printed on small stickers). Now I’ve been very busy a lot and I think the doodling and scrapbooking thing on my planner is taking so much of my time. Though I admit it’s really a fun thing to do. But I gotta admit that phase in my life has ended but my creative soul is still within me. Perhaps I can still do some lettering or calligraphy, sketching and painting. Daaaamn! I miss doing those stuff! But anyway, to the future owner of this planner. I hope you take good care of it as much as I did and try to personalize it a but. There are lotsa stuff in YouTube that you can do with that planner. Plus the material is just awesome!

Here’s a photo below of the original ad from Kikki-K’s website

I would love to read your ideas and you can leave that on the comments section below this blog. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Tuesday Top 3: My Go-To Blushes

It has really been hectic day starting from work, then I took my daughter shopping and dealing with the heavy traffic! Traffic’s really worst when it’s raining.

But I don’t want to highlight my hectic day but instead I want to talk about Blushes! Though I’m not really a fan of putting blush (blush on) coz I’m a contour devotee. But… In my case it is deemed necessary because I’m a pale kinda gal. If I go out there without blush on or lipstick, I literally look like a sick kid.

On today’s Tuesday Top Three, I want to share to you guys My Go-To Blushes that I have tried and really works for me if I’m in a hurry and I’m pretty pretty sure that this’ll do it for the working girls out there or students on the go.

1. Avon Flavor Savers lip balm in Bubblegum

I discovered this one when I was in Senior High School. I just noticed that my lip balm really doesn’t do the trick only on my lips. I still look pale with my face powder on and my Avon Flavor Savers on my lips. I tried dabbing the lip balm on my upper cheek bone going upwards. And my! Highlighter was not a thing during that time but it looked like I had blush slash highlighter on my cheek bones. It kind of gave me a warm glow and a lot of my friends noticed it too. (Note: No skin break out happened)
2. Sophie Magic Pink Cream

This pink goodie can be used as a lip tint and blush. But on my case it doesn’t work for me as a lip tint that will last all say. But… It does it’s magic on my cheeks. It’s very smooth and easy to apply. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing your concealer, bb cream or already mattified your face with powder, the Sophie Magic Pink Cream will glide smoothly on your face. And works well from dry to oily skin but not on too oily skin I suppose. It’s like an instant magic blush and I recommend it.
3. Revlon Matte Balm + Pond’s Age defying Cream

Last but not least, I created my own cream blush. It’s been an old school beauty hack to use your lipstick as a blush on too. And I know almost all of us girls (plus our moms) have tried this trick. But to make it a lot easier with extra moisturizing benefits I am using Pond’s Age Defying Cream together with my Revlon Matte Balm in Showy. These products are for my personal recommendation only. You are free to use whatever lipstick you have or facial cream that you prefer. You just have to dab the lipstick on your finger and apply it on your cheeks then dab a very tiny amount of moisturizer to smoothen out the lipstick blush on your cheeks. And that’s it!

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed sharing my Go-To Blushes. I would like to know your blush hacks too or your ideas by leaving it on the comments section. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Tuesday Top 3: Things I’d tell to my teenage-self

On today’s blog post I’m not sharing any beauty products that I love but instead, it will be beauty tips or advices that I want to tell to my teenage-self.

Don’t touch your own eyebrows!
When I was in high school I’m very curious in trying a lot of things on my face. I tried shaving my eyebrows too thin and accidentally shaved almost half of my left (or right I can’t remember) eyebrow. So I ended up regrowing them but still I plucked and maintained my eyebrows too thin.


I want to tell my teenage-self to have a professional do her eye brows and ask for maintenance tips.

Drink lotsa water!
I’m so fond of drinking coffee and more milk tea that I tend to forget to drink water. Water relieves Fatigue, treats Headaches and Migraines (i have it before or during that time of the month), it helps in Digestion and Constipation, it flushes Out Toxins too.

According to some research that I did, water helps in improving skin too. I’ll tell my teenage-self then “Hey! Don’t skip the water!”

Don’t do that to your clothes
Way back, I used to to cut or tear (not all) my clothes to make something unique and it really ended up not really good.

So to my teenage-self, don’t do that! Trends are come and go and sometimes it even returns like that flared pants, don’t alter it too make it look like skinny jeans.

That’s all for today. How about you guys? What would you advise to your old teenage-self? I want to know your ideas by leaving it on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

App of the week: ColorStory

Recently, I’ve been fond of photo editing apps. Last week I blogged PicsArt (Click here to read App of the week: PicsArt) as one of my favorite apps.

And for this week it’s another photo editing app which is called ColorStory. I provided some screenshots below how you can start the app.


The difference of ColorStory from other apps with presets or filters is that you can save a certain filter, effects and any photo adjustments that you used on one photo and use it on the next photo that you’re about to edit. Cool right?!

I’ve tried editing few photos using ColorStory app from my camera roll as shown below and I’m still on the experimental stage of using this photo editing app.


The only downside of ColorStory is that this app has lots of nice filters and effects that you need to purchase. The free filter sets that you can get are only Essentials and Good Vibes while for the effects is only the Starter.
Used Color Fog 2 Effect + Flip
Used Color Fog 1 Effect + Flip

I still recommend ColorStory app for starters and use it instantly to put a cool filter and effect on your pictures right away before you upload it to make your photo Instagram worthy! 🙂

There you have it guys! Let me know what you think about the app my leaving your comments below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Five Friday Faves: Beauty hacks

When it comes to products. Not only beauty products, I believe that it has lots of use and it can become an instant remedy. I’m talking about general stuff here guys. But since this is a beauty blog, I want to share some hacks that I’ve learned through the years that I have applied personally. Let’s get started!

1. Dried up eye liner pencil?
Use a lighter to heat your eye liner pencil for just a few seconds only. The heat will slightly melt the eye liner, making it easier for you to apply it again on your eye brows or eye lids. Remember: heat it for a few seconds only!

2. Broken eye shadow palette?
Head to your toiletries and get your alcohol (isopropyl or ethyl, it doesn’t matter). Pour it on the broken eye shadow palette and piece it together and flatten it with your fingers. Leave it for 30-50minutes until it totally dries up. Voila! You’ve got your eye shadow palette pieced back together again!
TIP: You can also use the same technique on a broken foundation face powder.

 

3. Hair and scalp too oily and sweaty?
Now this I sweat it really works for me especially when I’m done with my workout and I don’t want the feeling of oily and sweaty hair and scalp. Grab a baby powder and put a good amount in your palm if you have long hair. Then comb your hands on your hair and massage it. The powder will absorb the excess oil and sweat. No need to worry that it will leave white spots on your hair. As long as you’ll towel it off or even just a tissue, will do the trick! Plus this beauty hack gives your hair volume too!

 

4. Dry lips?
Of course you wouldn’t want to apply your lipstick on dried lips. There are instances that there’s this dryness even if you applied your lip balm. Then this means your lips needs a little exfoliating. You can apply your favorite lip balm or even a petroleum jelly on your lips then head to your kitchen’s cupboard to get a half teaspoon of sugar (or even less) then scrub it on your lips. This will help buff out the dead skin off from your lips then wipe it off with a tissue then you’re good to apply your lippie. And why sugar and not salt? Because sugar is somehow rounder than salt and incase your lips are chapped or wounded, at least the sugar won’t burn or sting. Got it? Good!

 

5. Almost dried up mascara?
Yep you’ve read almost because it this technique that I honestly use on my mascaras but I just have a feeling that it wouldn’t work on totally dried up mascaras. So last but but not least of my five fave hacks… Boil water enough for a tea or coffee cup. Once your poured the hot water on your cup, soak your mascara on the cup. Leave it for 15-20 minutes then remove it from the cup and dry it. Since your mascara was heated, it’s easier to apply it again on your lashes.

There you have it guys! It’s good to know these hacks for us ladies especially to my fellow beauty addicts out there because this is a matter of beauty emergency and we wouldn’t just want to throw our products away or just use it for it’s sole purpose only.

Also I want to know your ideas or if you have your beauty hacks too! I would love to read them and let’s share it with each other by leaving your comments below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

How to effectively whiten your skin

Nowadays, skin color is not big of an issue anymore because people have different preferences. Some people prefer tan to darker skin tones, or pale to olive skin tones. But whatever skin tone you got, as long as your skin is soft and smooth, you’re ok with that. Love your own skin! 🙂

I dedicate this blog to all Filipinas out there who are so into whitening. I’ve read a lot about whitening stuff and watched some interviews. It just appears to me that Filipinas are obsessed with whitening and smoothening products.

Having a lighter and smoother skin tone in this country actually is a social status. That’s definitely not a lie. According to Mendoza, the skin whitening industry is prolific in many countries that are in the process of improving socioeconomically, especially the Philippines. In these developing countries, skin-whitening products are highly popular among the lower class, as darker skin has been associated with undesirable characteristics, such as low income and inferior social status. (Read the original article here)

So how to really effectively whiten your skin? Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against any skin color. Again, skin color or skin tone is a matter of preference. And I am self-confessed that I’m one of those Filipinas who wanted lighter skin. Honestly speaking, I have a slightly fair skin tone and I guess yellowish undertone. But I have an “uneven” skin tone. And I believe I was just introduced to a solution to that kind of problem.
I’ve been using L-Gluta White together with Royal C both from Royalè.

L-Gluta Power Glutathione Capsule is unique in its own way. What made this product stand out is its ultimately powerful formulation. In order to make this supplement more potent, Royalè combined L-Glutathione with some of the world’s most potent antioxidants: Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Grapeseed Extract — which is said to be 20x more potent than Vitamin C and 50 times more potent than Vitamin E.
(Click here to read more about L-Gluta Power)

More reasons to drink this holy grail of lightening is that it effectively lightens the skin (this is only a side effect actually) through inhibiting tyrosinase — an enzyme that plays an important role in the production of melanin. Also it boosts our immune system. I just learned that lack of Glutathione is said to be a contributory factor in some of the most dreaded degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cataracts, cystic fibrosis, cancer, etc. Another factor which is a that it detoxifies. It’s considered as a precursor that helps our liver to flush out harmful chemicals that have entered our body.

I drink this along with the Royalè-C which increases the absorption of the L-Gluta Power Glutathione capsule. And I’m happy to know that it’s more tummy-friendly and effective than the usual Ascorbic acid because it contains Sodium Ascorbate (a non-acidic form of Vitamin C.)
In fact it is becoming more and more popular nowadays because of it is easily absorbed by the body — thus, boosting the immune system faster and more effectively.
(Click here to read more about Royalè-C)

Now you know more about what I use to lighten and brighten your skin from within. It’s time I introduce to you what I’ve been using recently on my body.

Been using this soap for awhile now and I just love its mild scent and fragrance I notice that doesn’t melt easily and this lasts longer than of the average soap.
The L-Gluta Power Whitening Soap effectively whitens the skin and evens out skin tone. It is also known to reduce dark spots, freckles, pimple marks and it does rejuvenates the skin through mild exfoliation. Besides Glutathione it has Vitamin E for antioxidant protection and nourishment.
(Click here to read more about L-Gluta Power soap).

So there you have it. I personally believe its a perfect whitening package plus if you wanted to include the lotion as well. In a months time I’ll be blogging about how effective the products are to me. But honestly right now I’m seeing slight visible changes. I can see that my skin is more bright compared to last week.(Photo below taken earlier today)

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I included some links below for you guys to see more reviews about these products that I’m using from Royalè and if you have decided to start using these products from Royalè I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and you can share your experience on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

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L-Gluta Power Soap review 1

L-Gluta Power Soap review 2

L-Gluta Power Glutathione capsule review 1
L-Gluta Power Glutathione capsule review 2

Work week makeup

On Wednesday’s we wear pink

As popularized by The mean girls. My look for this blog is inspired with pink shades.

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For my mascara I use my favorite Maybelline Hypercurl Volum Express and on my lips and cheeks (yeah I doubled the duty) I used my Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Ravishing Rose. I played up 3 colors on my eye shadow palette that has shades of pink (or old rose rather).

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This was actually my makeup look yesterday and for today here’s my makeup look.

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For today’s look I just kept my eye brows filled and clean by brushing it with a brown mascara (the running-out-and-dried-up one. I love the neatly brushed effect on my eye brows). On my eye shadow I played up with only 2 shades of nude with shimmer on it and lined my upper eye lid very close to the lash line with liquid eyeliner. And as usual I used my trustworthy and favorite Maybelline Hypercurl Volum Express mascara for my eye lashes. LA Colors in Labial to give my face a bolder look.

And there you have it! At least 2 of my makeup looks that I tried during the work week. I want you guys to also share your makeup look that you do for work or any makeup look that you wanted to share. Let’s collaborate and stay connected! Thanks again so much for reading! 😉

Tuesday Top 3: Makeup Removers

How do I remove my makeup?

On today’s blog I would like to share with you guys my top 3 makeup removers that I’ve tried and tested.

These are the makeup removers that you can easily find in your local drug stores and I swear by it definitely removes dirt and makeup.

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1. L’oreal Cleansing Milk

This makeup remover right here earned it’s number one spot on my top 3 makeup removers because it totally removes all traces of makeup on my face. It has a milky texture and smells really fresh and doesn’t sting (it’s a huge factor for me). I apply it on a cotton pad (or a stretched out cotton ball) then swipe and massage it allover my face. I also put a very small amount on my fingers for removing traces of mascara and eyeliner and continue swiping it with cotton. I sometimes use it as a moisturizer after washing my face.
From what I recall, I bought this one around 300 to 400 pesos i think. It’s kinda pricy but worth it.


2. Avenè Micellar Lotion

This is my next fave makeup remover that I got from the Cosmo Beauty Block event. And until now I still can’t find where to buy one!

Anyway, i love this product because it’s very gentle on my skin. And again it doesn’t sting. I just apply it on a cotton pad and swipe away those dirt and makeup. I have to admit that the downside of this makeup remover is it doesn’t totally remove my mascara. Especially the water-proof and smudge-proof ones. So I still use baby oil on my lashes and swipe it away with my cotton pad with Avenè.
I love it coz it doesn’t sting at all even if it gets into my eyes. This is a must-buy for me. If somebody knows where I can buy it. Please hit me up on the comment section or on my social media accounts.

3. Nivea Refreshing Cleansing Wipes

As usual I’m into makeup removers that doesn’t sting and feels gentle on the skin. This one doesn’t feel like an ordinary baby wipes (some baby wipes have a slight roughness-feel). The Nivea Cleansing wipes feels like a wet cotton cloth though I’m not sure if it’s comparable to a muslin sheet (kindly google that one for description.

Anyway, this one is good to use if you’re always on the go and lazy to prep in removing your makeup. This only cost me less than 200 pesos.
TIP: I tear one Nivea cleansing wipe into two (or sometimes even three!) to conserve the cleansing wipes. 😉

I have to admit that it’s not practical spending a good amount of money just for removing your makeup. But of course I wanted something cheap, does the job, and still cares for my skin. So, BEHOLD!!!

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Been using the Belo Essentials Pore refining toner ever since it came out from the market (it’s actually one of the leading skin care brands here in the Philippines). I put a good amount of this toner onto a cotton pad and with 2 drops of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Oil then swipe off all of my makeup. It doesn’t sting even if I swipe it around my eyes (reiterating: that’s around my eyes, not inside my eyes). My skin doesn’t feel dry after using this and I strongly suggest that you should try it too. Ü

I hope you have learned on this blog today and if you have something to share, please do so, I would love to hear from you guys. Thank you again for reading! 😉