Product Review: Carmex Cherry Stick

Sunday, September 28, 2014

     Hello dearies! As we enter the BER months, I can almost say that I feel the cold wind blowing at night. Almost because there are times that I can still feel the hot humid weather in the afternoon. I want to embrace each day waking by up in a breezy weather because it makes my skin less oily and less headache. But with the uprising of cold weather, my puckers started to get dry and flaky. This is the time where heavy duty lip balms play an important role in lip care. It can moisturize, prevent chapped and flaking lips, aids in windburn, and as lipstick base. 

     One of my favorite brand is Carmex. It's a mainstay in my makeup pouch and as a proof, I've already made a review of their Carmex Cherry Tube and Classic Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm in a Jar variants. The three variants of Carmex lip balms are highly recommended. It's up to you which form you prefer. So without further ado, here's an addition to my reviews of Carmex Lip Balms! Click CONTINUE READING to know if this one is one of my faves among the three forms :)
Product Review: Carmex Cherry Stick

Sample Room Products for April + Another Major Haul :)

Friday, May 02, 2014

     I really love Sample Room! Every time they replenish their stocks, the samples mostly full-sized samples are very promising and interesting. I already made a review of Vidal Sassoon Premium Color Care Series (shampoo and conditioner) and I think this range will be complete with the treatment. So when I accumulated again the points that I used last March after reviewing the products, I immediately grabbed a sample of the hair treatment. I also availed the Celeteque Bacne Spray to test it with hubby's bacne. I swear by Celeteque products. They're from Unilab- one of my tried and tested brand for skin care, health and wellness. To complete my April Sample Room Haul, I availed the Hygienix hand sanitizer. Being an OC mom, I always make sure that my hands and Kenzo's hands are always clean and germ free. I also purchased some beauty essentials and skin care products from different brands. Click CONTINUE READING to see more :)
Sample Room Products for April + Another Major Haul :)
Vidal Sassoon Premium Color Care Treatment, Hygienix Hand Sanitizer and Celeteque Bacne Spray

Beauty Tag from Angel

Friday, January 25, 2013

image from google

     Two weeks ago, Angela of Angelamhiere's Little Heaven tagged me in her post Beauty Tag from Erika. My apologies if it took me so long to share my beauty basics. I've been contemplating if I'll answer the questions straight-forward or will share what I really have since there's only few makeups on my stash. I love the simple/day/no makeup look that's why you'll seldom see me with eyeshadows even during events. So most that you'll see here are my HG's.  I will just give a brief details on each item or category. You can click on the captions below the photo to see my full review :D


     I'm a cheektint girl during my college years. I can't leave the house without staining my cheeks with this kind of blush. But as years passed by and with some reason (when my fave cheek tint from Mistine got discontinued) I just lost my passion for cheek tints. Two years ago I've tried to rekindle my love for cheek tints that's why I grabbed the opportunity when I bought this pre-loved tint from Benefit online. 

     My HG blush of the moment is Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach. I also have another blush and it's a mineral blush from Virginia Olsen. I haven't tried it though and will test it one of this day and see if I'll be fine with mineral blush on my cheeks.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk Blush
Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Virginia Olsen Minerals Terra Cotta Blush


     Since I'm a late makeup bloomer, my first love was lipgloss. I love how light and girly glosses can be. But when I started lurking here in the blogosphere, I discovered so many kinds of lipsticks and my eyes were mesmerized by the colors specially pink ones. These two babies are my current faves, actually they're three but my grandmother saw me sporting Rogue Deluxe in Just Peachy from SNOE and she really liked the color so I just gave it to here since I can buy that from Snoe anytime. Loving these cool toned pink lippies from MAC and N.Y.X
MAC Girl About Town Lisptick
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa


     Lipbalm baby! Handy, moisturising and fun since almost all the flavors smells very nice and some can be delicious too :D My current fave: Carmex (who doesn't love Carmex?) and EOS- my first organic lipbalm. Cute shape eh?
Carmex Lipbalm in a Jar
EOS (Evolution of Smooth) Smooth sphere in Honeysuckle Honeydew


     If you're a long time reader of this blog, I presume you know that I rarely put eyeshadows. I can count the days where I colored my eyelids and it's not me who did the eyemakeup. These eyeshadows below came from giveaway prizes and Virginia Olsen Minerals Holiday Collection Launch loot bag. So I can't answer the question based on my fave but If I were to choose, I'd choose the sparkle one because I love the fantasy effect when I tried it on the eyes. 
NYX Chrome Eyeshadow
Virginia Olsen Minerals Holiday Collection Eyeshadow in Stardust
Virginia Olsen Minerals Choco Eyeliner
Covergirl Eyeshadow Stick


     Powder foundation and BB cream. I use bb creams as base and powder foundation to set the bb cream. I've tried so many bb creams before, most of them were sample sachets. Never got a full-sized one and the one I considered as full sized was a pre-loved one pa. The Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover is soooo love! I already hit the pan and will buy a refill this coming February. I'm glad that there's 4U2 dreamgirl Lovelight BB powder to save the day. This became the substitute of my favorite powder foundation when I was on a tight budget.
Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover
4U2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder


     I'm fine with liquid eyeliner but I always make a mistake on creating thin and thick lines because of my weird eyelids. I also like cream and gel liners because of the pigmentation it gives whenever I'm using it. But these two are my current faves. Virginia Olsen for a more dramatic look- can be used as an eyeshadow too while the San San Eyeliner Pen for days when I'm lazy putting makeup on my face.

     Since I'm using bb cream I use my fingers to apply it. I also use my fingers to apply the Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk or the sponge that comes with it. This landmark kabuki brush for my powder foundation. Another brush from Landmark- Artist Studio for my eyeliner and Marrionaud duo brush for my eyebrows. This Virginia Olsen Minerals eyeshadow brush came from the loot that we took home after the Fantasy Holiday Collection launch. Still unused :(
Landmark Retractable Kabuki Brush
Marrionaud Eyeliner Brush
Artist Studio Eyeliner Brush
Virginia Olsen Minerals Eyeshadow Brush


     And now my stash is getting bigger because two new products that I'm road-testing can be a HG material. The Tony Moly 7 Day Tattoo Eyebrow and Nichido Mineral Concealer Stick that I'm using as eyeliner for my waterlines. Will update you once I considered them my HG and will make a review soonest. I'm also road testing this bb cream from Skin79- it's the Oriental bb cream but I'm having a hard time using this.
Skin79 The Oriental BB Cream
Nichido Minerals Stick Concealer
Artist Studio Eyeliner Brush
Tony Moly 7 Day Tattoo Eyebrow
     Hope you enjoyed reading this beauty tag. If you have questions just leave a comment and I'll try my best give my honest thoughts on these products :) Thanks for reading dearies! Have a lovely Friday :) 

     I tag all the beauty bloggers, feel free to answer this post on your blog too :D

Good Times!~

Product Review: Classic Carmex Moisturizing Lipbalm in a Jar

Friday, June 29, 2012

     Are you suffering from dry and chapped lips? Mine does! If the weather is cold, my lips becomes dry and flaky. I hate it when I look in the mirror and I always see dead skin on top of my lips, I really wanna peel it off. Ugh. Thank goodness there's Carmex! If you're a follower of my blog, prolly you know that I made a post on my first Carmex lip balm in a tube and it became my HG lip balm. I already finished the tube and I'm glad that I have a new one. But this time, it's another variant of Carmex. I got this baby from the Everyday Essentials Loot that I won from The Beauty Junkee's 3rd Grand Anniversary Giveaway.

     After using this for two weeks, I'm totally hand's down to this product :D Here's my take on another keeper!!!
Classic Carmex Moisturizing Lipbalm in a Jar
KEEPS LIPS SOFT- Alleviates the roughness of dry lips.
PROTECTS FROM WIND AND SUN- Replaces moisture lost from wind, sun and dry air. 
HELPS HEAL CHAPPED LIPS- Contains germ-killing menthol and phenol, speeding the healing process. 
Classic Carmex Moisturizing Lipbalm in a Jar
size: net wt 7.5g

price: 99.75 php (around $1.50+)

place bought: Free
(PCX outlets-Rob Plc Manila, Festival Mall, Rockwell, Alabang Town Center, first Aid in Greenbelt 3, Robinson's Department Stores nationwide, Landmark Department Stores (Makati and Trinoma), Shopwise Supermarkets, Pure Beauty, Serendra (2nd floor), Boracay Budget Mart, Suesh, Greenhills, Red Dot, Laoag Ilocos Norte)

instructions for use: Apply liberally and evenly as often as necessary. Especially useful before and after exposure to sunlight, wind or low temperatures. Recommended before and after lipstick application to preserve and restore moisture. 

ingredients: Petrolatum, Lanolin, Cetyl Esters, Theobroma Cacao (Cocao) Seed Butter, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cera Microcristallina, Camphor, Menthol, Salicylic Acid, Fragrance, Vanillin.
Classic Carmex Moisturizing Lipbalm in a Jar
I used a mini spatula to scoop out the product and put here in my hand.
Classic Carmex Moisturizing Lipbalm in a Jar
Without Carmex, just ignore the reflection on my lower lips.
Classic Carmex Moisturizing Lipbalm in a Jar
With Carmex, just a hint of shine- soft and moisturized lips! Pardon if in this photo it looks like I just ate an oily food, it's the reflection of the light and mirror. I used my phone to take this photo with a mirror behind it.

What I like:
  • Simple packaging, the hubby doesn't mind using this lip balm in public because for him the jar is for "unisex" meaning not a girly or fancy thing.
  • I love the tingling sensation it gives right after application. It leaves a cool and minty feel.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Not waxy and sticky.
  • I apply this whenever I have blisters on my lips and it soothes the irritation.
  • My lips felt soft and smooth after application.
  • There's a product information printed on the package with expiry date.
What I don't like:
  • The packaging can be unhygienic for me because sometimes I feel lazy using my mini spatula to scoop out the product. 
Will I repurchase? Yes! I'm using this daily morning and evening so a jar will not last that long. The hubby uses this too so I need to buy a back up soon.

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. This product is really effective! It's affordable too. What more can I say? It relieves and moisturises. This is my HG lipbalm :D

     Have you tried Carmex lip balms?What's your favorite?Share!

Good Times!~

Everyday Essentials Loot, Woot Woot!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

     Here it is, my much awaited prizes from another giveaway that I joined two months ago. It's from THE BEAUTY JUNKEE'S 3rd Grand Anniversary Giveaway! This is the grandest giveaway that I've joined and the prizes at stake are really awesome. I never expected to win because I know a lot of her readers are witty and sensible when it comes to their answers. I just expressed what I really feel and learned from reading TBJ's blog posts. So lo and behold, these goodies came home with me last Sunday. 
1. Covergirl Makeups- Lash Blast Fusion Mascara in Black, Nature Luxe Lip Balms in Hibiscus and Smoky Shadow Blast in Tempest Blue
2. Camaru Naturals Organic Soaps- Acerola, Rice Bran and Charcoal soap, Camellia Oil and an Eco Friendly Bag
3. China Glaze Nail Polishes- Let It Snow Holiday Collection 2011 ( Ponsettia, Tinsel Town and Velvet Bow), Icicle, Nail File and Nail Kit
4. Carmex Lip Balms- Lip balm in a Jar, Click sticks (Original, Strawberry and Cherry), Lip Balm in Tube 
5. Samples of L'Oreal Youth Code, Revita Lift and BB cream

     These are more than enough for me. Since I have 3 sisters and sisters-in-law, I decided to share it with them. I also told them to observe the effects of the Camaru natural soap so that I can chronicle their experiences to my blog. I already started using the charcoal soap and will share my reviews on one of post. 

Ze winners with Martha of The Beauty Junkee
L-R: Angel, Arriane,  Martha, Moi and Chan
*photo grab from The Beauty Junkee*
     Thank you Martha for this giveaway! More power to your blog. Continue to Inspire more readers :D I had a great time meeting her and the rest of the winners. 

Good Times!~



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