Smith's Rosebud Salve

Aside from using Aquaphor, I also like this Smith's Rosebud Salve. It really is a good lip balm. I also like how it smells. It has a mild rosy scent to it.

Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer


I used to hate using hand sanitizers because it makes my hand sticky afterwards. So, for a very long time, I use isopropyl alcohol to clean my hands when I'm outside. I always bring a tiny alcohol in my bag. Then my sister insisted to have me try and use her Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer. She says that aside from the very pretty scent, it will not make my hands sticky after. I was afraid to try it but she kept forcing me to use it and will not stop until I do. So, I did.
Well, it was nice! It really did not make my hands sticky afterwards and it's even better than the isopropyl alcohol I have been using. 
I like the cute PocketBac... It's convenient to leave one in my bag.

I read somewhere that the correct way to use a hand sanitizer and really kill the germs in your hands is that you should pour enough amount on your hands that will really wet your both hands when you're rubbing it together. If by the time you are rubbing it and the hand sanitizer dries up instantly, then you are not using enough, pour more.

OPI in Lincoln Park After Dark


Every time I get to read a magazine article about the best nail polish shades, I always, always see OPI Lincoln Park after Dark listed.

I love this shade! It's a very dark purple. It's really close to black but it isn't. Definitely one of my favorite shade.

It's a bit hard to capture the polish in it's right shade. Here's another picture where the reddish tones are visible.

Kiehl's Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub "Grapefruit"


I don't use body scrubs as often as I use a facial scrub because I'm a bit lazy scrubbing my entire body. I try to use a body scrub at least once a month. The body scrub I'm using right now is Kiehls Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub "Grapefruit".

Milani in 3D Holographic Nail Polish #510


If you read my blog, then you'd probably notice by now that I love glitter nail polish.

Shade #510 is gold. I do own other gold polish, but it isn't glitter.

The glitter specs are holographic, some of it turns into a light green shade when viewed in different angles.
What I like about this polish is that, even though it has glitters, it still paints out a smooth finish. 

Pimple Treatment: Neosporin Antibiotic Ointment

Whenever I get a pimple, I don't grab those acne spot treatments that can be found at drugstores. I found out that I'm allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide when one morning, I woke up and half my face was swollen, red and itchy. It was the most horrible morning ever. And to make matters worst, I had to try and find a way to subside the swell quick because I had to go to school.

Since Benzoyl Peroxide is the most effective pimple treatment, I really had a hard time finding a zit cream for me.

I came to accept what my mom has been telling me the whole time. To just dab my pimples with an antibiotic ointment. Well, since pimples are infections, antibiotic will heal it.

I use Neosporin Original First Aid Antibiotic Ointment.

Antibiotic ointments are pretty good in healing acnes. What I do is, after I clean my face with face wash and astringent or toner, I'd dab this onto my pimple. I'd put a bit of cotton on top of it and tape it with a Transpore or Micropore tape. Then, I'd go to sleep. Most of the time, the next morning when I wake up, it usually brings the pimple to a head. Sometimes, it even gets pop by itself. If it didn't brought the head out yet, don't worry. Just repeat the process every night until it comes out. Continue applying the ointment until it's completely healed.

I highly recommend this to those of you who, like me, get those huge sore cystic acne. Benzoyl peroxide doesn't actually heal cystic acnes since those kind of acne grows from the inside. Applying benzoyl peroxide on it will only dry out the skin, while the pimple is safely hidden underneath. Antibiotic ointments gets absorbed  in which eventually heal it or brings it to a head.

Quite disgusting to read about it here but it's effective.

Cover Girl Cheekers Blush


 Cover Girl Cheekers Blush is cheap yet quite pigmented. According to Cover Girl's website, these blush's basic rule is, easy and natural-looking.

I always get the Pretty Peach shade. Come to think of it, I think I should try the other shades sometimes. 
The powder blush is very easy to blend. Just don't use the brush that came with it. It's too tiny to work with. I bet the other people who's getting this also doesn't use the tiny brush. 

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser


If you're looking for a non-drying facial cleanser for the colder weather, then Ultra Facial Cleanser is for you. This is a really mild cleanser that does a really good job in washing off makeup, excess oil and dirt. The clear liquid gel is so thick and creamy that a tiny amount will foam up on my entire face. I'm guessing that's the reason why it comes in a tube and not with a pump. We might not be able to pump it out because it's just too thick.

After washing, I don't get the tight feeling on my skin that I experience with other cleansers. I get that means it really isn't drying out my face. Since a small amount can do the job, it will take a long time to finish the whole tube.

TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo


I am a brunette, but this shampoo isn't really for blondes. TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo is a shampoo for damaged or chemically treated hair. It's also for those color-treated or after highlights. Since I just had my hair digitally permed, I used this.

Mentholatum Sunplay Powdery White SPF47 PA+++


It's really hard to find a sunscreen if you have oily skin. If you use something too greasy, chances are, you'd breakout bad.

This sunscreen is different from the ones I've used before. Mentholatum Sunplay Powdery White SPF47 PA+++ comes in liquid form. You have to shake it first before using. There's this clicking sound when you shake it, just like when you shake a correction pen before you use it.

Neutrogena MoistureShine Lipstick in Just Whisper


 Here's another Neutrogena MoistureShine Lipstick . This time, it's shade #210, Just Whisper.

The color is a bit nude with a pink undertone.

This lipstick is very moisturizing.

Vaseline Intensive Rescue Clinical Therapy Body Lotion

I'm not a fan of thick moisturizers or body lotion, so, seeing a picture of the actual cream really helps me decide what the consistency is.

I always have a hard time deciding which moisturizer to get, whether it's for my face or for my body. And it's also hard to find reviews online with pictures. I've wasted a lot of bottle (and money) because the moisturizer was either too thick, too greasy, or too oily. Made me feel hot, made my skin sticky or made me sweat. So, aside from posting pictures of the actual cream of facial moisturizers, I decided to include body lotions as well.  I find pictures of the actual cream really helpful and I hope you too.

Here's Vaseline Intensive Rescue Clinical Therapy Skin Protectant Body Lotion. It comes in a box, but I don't have the box anymore.

If your skin is sensitive and very dry, this is a good body lotion. It's unscented and good in moisturizing. The lotion isn't thick and surprisingly, it wasn't greasy at all. The lotion dries up pretty fast as well. I did not expect a clinical strength lotion to be like this.

TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier

I just had my hair permed again yesterday. I have straight hair and I have it permed sometimes to make it wavy. Now that it's back to being curly, I can use this again...

I like TIGI products. They all smell so wonderful! So, the first time I used this, I was just love how it smells.

TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier will define your curls more, whether natural or perm. I use this on towel-dry hair as instructed to me by my stylist. I apply it as I scrunch my hair. I then blow-dry my hair as I twist up sections of it.

What I do not like about this is that my hair dries up crunchy after. It feels like I just sprayed on tons of hairspray. You can't brush or comb it after or it'll ruin your do. But the curls will last me the whole day. If sometimes my hair feels too curly and crunchy because of this, I'd run my fingers on my hair a bit to loosen up the curls.

Don't use a lot of this product though. I use less than a pump on my shoulder length hair. Too much of this and my hair will look like I just came from the 80s- super curly wet-looking hair. The pump also is a bit weird. It has the same pump as of a mousse product, but this product comes out as a cream. So, careful not to over-pump.
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