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Saladbox & Skin Food Team Up for March 2014 Saladbox

Any of you guys who are a fan of Skin Food? Well, if you guys are, this would interest you. This month, Salad Box has partnered with them for their box.

The will be sampling the Black Pomegranate Line:

Black PomegranateAnd the Black Sugar Perfect First Serum:

Black Sugar Perfect First SerumAnd check out this video by You Tube Make Up Guru Ana Victorino

Want to win a box?

Subscribe and comment to SaladBox’s You Tube Channel.

Or if you don’t want to take any chances, purchase the box directly with Salad Box.

2nd day of 2014

It’s the 2nd day of 2014. How did you spend it? :) As for me, this has always been an important day of our lives because it’s the death anniversary of my Mama (my lola). But aside from that, I’m grateful that I’m sill on a holiday.

Got up today and started the day right by going to the gym. 40 minutes on the treadmill and 57minutes on the stepper while listening to Tiesto’s Podcast – Part 2 of the Best of 2013.

Among my favorites of last year’s tracks are the following:

Avicii and Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One

Passion Pit – Carried Away

Ellie Goulding ft. Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love

Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity

All of these songs made me remember some of the things that happened to me in the past year. Yes, songs have that effect on me. Makes me wonder, what would be the songs of this year? ;)

After the workout and the reminiscing, I was ready to go back home. Had lunch at home which was totally not diet food and slept. :( Yep, my life during the break was eat-sleep-eat-sleep-repeat. But it’s okay. It’s a welcome break from wake up-work-go home-check emails-sleep-repeat. The only concern that I have right now is… will I be able to get up early for work on the 6th? And how fast would I be able to get back on track to working again?

Aside from that I also got something that I ordered from Taste Central 4 days ago.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

This is still pretty fast for Taste Central given that they already had a break! :)

Oh and another thing that I saw over the internet today was the list of the holidays for this year! :)

2014 Holidays

2014 Holidays

So, as early as now, you can already plan your vacations! Which I will do when I get to work on January 6. :)

2014-02-01 Snippets

2014-02-01 Snippets

These are the other snippets of my day.

1.) Lower left – I dropped by Sarabia Optical today and I saw my most coveted sunnies on display. Oh I LOVE <3 them. It’s just that it’s a WANT and not a need. And this year, I’m practicing frugality.

2.) Upper right – had dinner at Franco’s. (note: cannot find any reviews on this yet.) It’s the restaurant that took the place of Myron’s at the Powerplant Mall but it basically has more or less the same menu. I ordered the grilled salmon which was pretty good.

3.) Upper left – My grandaunt bought some Cupcakes from Sonja’s. Tried this new flavor (which name I forgot). It’s yummy but it tastes like buttercake with frosting and costs PHP 135 :O which was a shocker to my granduncle. Oh funny, granduncle.

Basically, my 2014 has been great, what about yours? How has the past 2 days been treating you?

Looking for the Perfect Fit Product for me

Meeeh. Talk about stress. This week has probably been one of the worst weeks of my life. Though, I really don’t want to talk about that further. I have figured that talking about what makes you sad and stressed will just aggravate the situation. So, I’ll just shut up about that.

The problem is the stress is really getting into my nerves and I really am having really BAD break outs! GRRR. And I have never, never, had breakouts in my life. BOO. STRESS, I really hate you.

So, I am in the midst of looking for that perfect problem that would fit me. A derma friend of mine suggested that I use Epiduo.

Epiduo

The picture here doesn’t really show you how it looks like here in the Philippines. In the Philippines, it comes in a really small tube. I finished one bottle and I have noticed that it really purged my skin to the point that I had a lot of pimples out but the good thing about it is that it dried it up earlier. Before really using g the product, I read a lot of reviews. And they really said that it would be an effect. The only problem is that by the time I was about to finish the tube, I didn’t really see any improvement. I still bought another tube but I stopped afterward.

What I am using now is Celetque.

Celeteque

So far, so good. But still hasn’t cleared my skin though. Good thing is that I don’t get breakouts anymore out of the blue. Meaning, I still get pimples, lets say when it’s the time of the month and all. But still, I’m still looking for the perfect fit product for me.

Any suggestions, guys? I really need help!!

General Cleaning Your Make Up Kit

I’m not sure if you guys are really up to date regarding this but I have to admit that if there’s one thing that I USUALLY miss out on, it’s to “spring clean” my makeup kit. Since we don’t have Spring – let’s just call it “mid-year” makeup bag clean up. I found a resource which actually has all of these items listed down.

But as you know me, I am very OC and I work well with a checklist so I went ahead and created a checklist just for all of us. Hehe. ;)

Make Up Clean Up ChecklistClick on the link to download the file:Make Up Clean Up Checklist

How to use this resource:

  • Whenever you buy a product contentiously mark it in this table.
  • Once you have that down, count how long it would take you to have another check.
  • You would probably have to print more copies of this as this would only encompass for a year. But I’m hoping this helps.

Also, take note that for some products, there is already an expiration date indicated in the tube or the packaging of the product so you may disregard this.

As for makeup brushes, please make sure that you clean them every 2 to 4 weeks. For disposal, you should only replace them once the brushes start shedding already. Otherwise, just clean them every 2 to 4 weeks. They should still be intact for years. Personal experience? I only changed my face brushes, the once that I use almost on a daily basis, 5 years after. So this should also be true for you!

Anyway, I hope this resource helps. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, let me know. I can edit this document. :)

Snoe Beauty Inc: Wow! A Filipino Brand?

I wonder why I have never heard that it was a Filipino brand. I’ve always thought that it was one of them Korean brands that was brought here again to the Philippines. But apparently, it’s a Filipino brand – way to go Philippines!! (Check out their FB fanpage here.

And another good thing about it is that there’s actually one store that’s really near my place. YAY for me! :)

PLUS, PLUS, PLUS… they have an online website wherein you can place your online orders.

So, here are the products that interest me…

For me, it’s obviously the Anti-Acne line (because that’s my problem right now – argh… frustrating!!). :(

Shoo-zit dont bother me wash away those zits

Shoo-zit Don’t Bother Me Wash Away Those Zits

Maximum strength cleanser that is safe and gentle to use everyday. Only PHP 349.

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Shoo-Zit Matte World

It’s a mattifying acne toner. It only costs PHP299.00.

Snoe Past Present and the Future

Past Present and the Future Tense

Snoe Serum. PHP 1399.00.

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Shoo-Zit Spray Me From Behind

For the bacne! Yes, I also had a problem with this some time bag. I swear, stress really manifests on me in several different ways. And I absolutely, hate it! BOO!

So, there… anyway, check it out!

Glycolic Peeling

All about Glycolic PeelingWhat is it all about? I read the article over at Cosmo.ph and since nowadays, I am in desperate need of getting everything right for my face – the breakouts because of stress is really killing me. Good thing I know how to make magic with makeup! ;) *wink* *wink*

So I did a little research on it…

What is Glycolic Peeling?

The first resource that I found was obviously, Wikipedia. It’s a chemical peel that is used to improve the texture of the facial skin which uses a chemical solution that caused the dead skin to slough off and immediately peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. NOTE though, that there are some chemical peels that can be purchased without medical license. HOWEVER, always please remember to consult a professional such as a dermatologist.

There are actually different kinds of chemical peeling but Glycolic peeling – which is essentially peeling using glycolic acid can be classified as Alpha Hydroxy Acid peels or AHAs. This sounds vaguely familiar to me but I don’t actually know where I found this.

What is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic acid is the smallest a-hydroxy acid (AHA). It is used in various skin care products and is found in some sugar-crops.

Complications of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are risky and need to be administered by certified dermatologists. There are some complications that may occur such as white heads, etc.

So… the verdict…

Yes, this is something that I would definitely explore IF and only IF a derma would recommend this to me. Okay, I’m not going to go all crazy anymore with the derma stuff. I think I got into soo much trouble already with that. Now, if I only find the time to consult a derma.

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