My Updated Skin Routine: Oily Acne Prone Skin



Story


I use to think that i dont need a toner, just because a youtuber said so..but i really felt i needed one to get rid of excess dirt, to really clean off everything..so i bough Nivea Visage toner.


I figured also that my skin was somehow better when i was using "Kojic Soap" but it was too drying for me. i stopped using Kojic Soap mid this year. i found out about Orange peel & Gluta soap from Thiamere. its less drying than Kojic Soap and also less hurtful.


After using these two together, in 1 week my sisters started to notice my skin changes (i have a break out, chin area) and it started to clear. Actually the break out was bad 2 months or a month ago, bought St Ives Acne Gel Cleanser, it helped in stopping the cystic pimples! big help indeed. but left small pimples and red spots. Now im flawless..almost hehe because of 2 new zits argh. but my skin is sooo much better!


Tony Moly Lemon Seed helped easing the rest but it did not totally clear it, but this is the best out of all the korean facial cleansers that i tried. others are too mild or too harsh, this one is perfect for my skin.


I use to wash my face with facial wash every 3hours, which is crazy and caused my skin to oil more..and the breakout, also caused by aloe i think.


I thought because i have oily skin, i dont need Moisturizers, i was wrong! i need to balance the needs of my skin..not too dry or too moisturized.


i only wash my face twice a day or thrice. if it gets oily, i use oil control sheets.


Routine


Day
1. wash with Orange Peel soap
2. wash with Tony Moly Lemon Seed
3. use Nivea Visage Toner



Night
1. wash with Orange Peel soap
2. wash with Tony Moly Lemon Seed
3. use Nivea Visage Toner
4. use Nivea Q10 eye cream
5. use Nivea Q10 night cream

6. use Nivea cream on elbows


Every other day
-i exfoliate using St Ives apricot scrub
-i use Skinfood rice wash off mask (M,W,F)
Saturday or Sunday
-i exfoliate using St Ives apricot scrub
-i use any other mask (paper mask) i have but i rarely do this..lazy hehe


Tip: Always remember to wash gently! its not the pressure that makes the stuff work, its the product. if your harsh on your skin it will irritate it. also the product might get rubbed and not applied properly on your skin.


Tip: Do your routine. i used to go to derma but after that i dont use anything but soap and my skin come backs to its not so well state then i have to go to derma again.


Tip: exfoliating before putting on a mask helps, also having  a mask after bath is the best time to do it.


Currently


im looking for a zit and cystic pimple remover, because of the sleepless nights and food i had this holidays, i gained two! yes two! not one but two cystic pimples..darn. and my break out is starting to come back slowly.


maybe ill try mario badescu Over night Lotion..but its too far from my place or a spot remover. if you girls can suggest anything pls comment below :) 


i want to try a Moisturizer with collagen, i had a sample from etude, its called Moistfull Collagen, and loved it! i think i should purchase the full size but its kinda pricey
Whats your favorite oil free moisturizer?



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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: San Paulo





this is just one swipe from the bottle, the color can be more intense
with 2 to 3 swipes (no other makeup just foundation and nyx lippie)

The lipstick is hard to photograph..it looks more deep pink than in this
photo..what you see in the bottle is also the result color: San Paulo

i wanted to post a review about this like ages ago

According to Nyx Website
Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. Available in 11 lip colors.

likes
♠ price P260-P280 each / $6-$7 each
♠ lovely colors
♠ matte (i love matte lippies)

you can apply it as thin or thick as u want
♠ matte handle, easy to open up
♠ the applicator is bent making it easier to apply
♠ i dont have to worry about the lipstick getting out of shape or break since its liquid

cons
  only available online in philippines or on bazaars/booths 
 a little drying on the lips
♠ no spf
i use a lipbalm with spf, but for me its not actually that drying (this shade to be exact)

Will i repurchase?
i will 100%! im very impressed actually. i recommend you try at least 1 of these if you haven't but im sure almost everyone tried it na hehe


im guilty of not doing makeup reviews that often, its just ive been too busy, got sick and i am right now ugh..ill try to do more in the future :)


i have not used the other shade Antwerp, from the whole line these two are the shades that i wanted the most


Did you try this already? if yes what do you think of them and whats your fave shade?
if not tell me what you think about it base from this review ;)

December Haul (2)


 

from  of http://jannahmarielopez.blogspot.com, thank you so  much gurl, i was going to buy a sleek palette and now that i have this one, ill just try it and if ever i need more colors ill buy a 2nd palette

 Sleek Divine Palette Nude Collection Au Natural
 Pink Kabuki Brush
 Nyx Round Lipstick in Louisiana 
 Body Recipe hair remover cream (she sent me this one as an extra) aw thankies

i just want to say thank you so much girl! you made my day ;) Check her blog, she have great reviews and does Youtube, her latest is holiday makeup post


MAC Lipstick and Dolly Mix Blush on, Lip Liner Chesnut. Benefit BADgal liner

Mac Viva Glam (cyndi lauper edition) -Riveting Rose
I want to try a purple lipstick or mix it with a red one to look Vampire-ish



The Skin Food Samples i got, all thanks to  of http://www.chicsassymom.com/
i will think of a way to use this in my skin routine but i have to read about it first :)



Anyway back to Tony Moly
 Fruit Lipgloss (bought it because its so cute)
 2 way lip liner (my 1st lip liner is this and the mac)

Freebie
 Vitamin Essence Mask
 Cute Pen (i gotta admit i reached P600 because i want the pen, i collect pens..darn)

Prizes from Tony Moly Facebook "Buzziest Elves"
 Dear Me BB Cream 30g
 Berry Lovley Heart Lip Palette 

Thank you so  much Tony Moly, thank you for the early christmas gift, the staff are really super nice both SM NE and SM Mega branch :)




Jewelry box, the design is so my type! ill post about this store soon :D

its around P400-500 pesos (the texture of this is not a paper box but a soft box)


its not a catholic or christian cross..its a Vampire Hunter cross lolz :))
i also own an Egyptian Pendant Cross. i cant wear the religious ones.


Tapout shirt for P300 from SM dept store..its for someone else =P
im against "Jacob" or werewolves, its not that im "team Edward"..i just dont like werewolves, i like wolves though, and vampires alot!
but the drawing/art is what i like about this shirt.





i actually have no idea what to buy, since im a person who is not fan of collecting so much makeup, i only buy what i will surely use or really want. i have everything i need in terms of makeup. maybe your needs are different than mine coz "different girls, different needs". The result of having everything i need is..i dont have anything on my buying list in terms of makeup. i need a new hobby next year prolly lolz all my craze dont last so long..
i need to buy new pair of pants, etc.

Finally some combs..mirror for my desk beside me. and again i ran out of time to shop..was not able to shop for pants, etc. 

whew! what a long post..anyway i hope u gals are having a nice time this holiday, im still hoping i can get some "Puto bongbong" :P

ja ne ^____^ 

FOTD: Kpop Style Eyeliner!


yay! my eyes look bigger! i have small eyes..if you see me in person wearing this kind of makeup i look korean ahaha specially the eyeliner, Girl Band liner or even th boys from Kpop Boy Groups Eyeliner. 

Makeup:
 Loreal Base Magique
 Skin 79 Super Beblesh Balm (BB Cream)
 Maybelline Clear and Smooth All in one foundation (in honey) thank God its still in one piece!
 Benefit High Beam (on my nose line and cheeks, also upper lip)
 Elf Contour and Blush on (light colored blush ons and corals dont show much on me because of my skintone)
 Elf Brightening Eyeliner (in black) this one bleeds easily thats why i had to put an eyeshadow as base. i was lazy to use Liquid Eyeliner..
 Etude House Eye Glow Pencil
 Elf Lipstick (Gypsy)

was gona use an eyebrow but it turned out too dowy so i erased it hehe, so above is my natural brow.


yah i look like i always seek a fight but im really nice  XD

Loving purple! Sun glass, Gun pendant, Rocker Bag, Dark Blue Nails, etc etc ;)
Christmas is near, everyone is busy..i wonder how you gals are coping up with this season
My family does not celebrate Christmas but we eat Noche Buena, we shop also :)) 


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Happy Holidays ;D



amz mood
Having a bad cold, and sour throat 3rd day now :(
quote of the day
Where were you?! - Jack & Jill movie

To be your true self, you have to realize your strength, weakness, accept defeat to move on and grow stronger, defeat is just a lesson. Never show your back! Never think you won the fight to early untill its done. - inspired by Bruce Lee, i missed him so i watch couple of videos yesterday on youtube
watching
will watch "Walking Dead" later..out of curiosity, i like the zoombie thinggy but the cheesy story about the lead and his wife is just..let say im not into it
listening to
Rolling into Deep - Adele
baby Boy ft Sean Paul - Beyonce
We belong together - Mariah
if i aint got you - Alisha Keys
you remind of a girl - Usher
i need a girl - Usher


Whats Next?
Skin food Review, Tony Moly, Benefit, etc
The old Spaghetti House

Experience Authentic Japanese Food with Yabu: The House of Katsu

Yabu is the first and only authentic Japanese katsu restaurant in the Philippines




Yokuzu minnah, sore wa mada nihon resto, watashi chottoh..eiii..honto ni nihon food dai ski dakara...anyway i hope you enjoy this blog entry, gomene if my jap is kinda not perfect yet..

Ive seen posts by bloggers, three of them already, as soon as i saw the first post, i swore i will visit it. im really passionate about food and Japan culture. I love anime and the theme it self just blew me, along with how authentic this food is

      The Katsu Master       

Chef Kazuya Takeda is Yabu's expert consultant. His the head chef of Tonkatsu Takeshin, a popular tonkatsu restaurant in Tokyo.

      About the Katsu      

Fresh and imported meat used in preparing the best Katsu, if your worried about the oil content of the Katsu, they use Canola oil which contains omega 3 and has zero trans fat and zero cholesterol , it keeps the breading crisp and meat flavored without the cloying after taste.



      The Menu      


Pls Do Click on Photos to Enlarge 







The wall, i love the drawings so much, it inspires me somehow :)


Sake! sake hoshii! demo..dame desyoh..i cant..muri muri!



i bought the 180g P325

im thinking of having this one next time, ebi tabetai :D

Ebi Oishiii soooh~


        Lets Dig in       

love how the chilli and pepper imported from Japan,
the salt is in the piggie pot..kawaii desho?
The white sauce taste a bit like peanut-ish
the Black or Brown sauce is a little sour, you can try both  :)

was not able to Grind it, the waiter prepared it for me already..
although i did not ask for him too, it was a kind gesture  ;)
this is the usual sweet sauce used in Katsu, its the one from the most left pot

i Love everything! :D Steki no uhmm ano..plates?
wakaranai yoh..mohh..yada..lolz

saucing it in ;)



My set! Chicken Katsu Desu-wa~  (insert evil anime girly laugh) *oh oh ohh!*
Complete set with rice, miso soup, unlimited cabbage, fruits, japanese pickles,
and ocha "green tea" i think..i started drinking Green Tea last week, thats why
im kind of used to it, it has no sugar which is ok with me, i dont like my tea sweet

Subarashii Presentation..kampekei!










chilli all over my Katsu, the chilli is not that hot (at least to me)

 The Other Dish: Chicken Curry


i love how the curry was! i recommend it to people who love curry!

Unfortunately i couldn't taste the chicken :)) i have a cold and something in my tongue went numb. maybe the chicken meat was boiled? no idea..my taste buds were somehow absent. im excited if they will come up with new ideas and dishes in the future ;)

      Trivia      

***The Yellow Pickles that comes with your Cucumber***
Takuan (沢庵?), also known as takuwan or takuan-zuke, is a popular traditional Japanese pickle. It is made from daikon radish. In addition to being served alongside other types of tsukemono in traditional Japanese cuisine, takuan is also enjoyed at the end of meals as it is thought to aiddigestion. (from http://en.wikipedia.org)

*** The Artist of the Drawings ***
Gallery 7 Digital Studio

       My Thoughts      

Budget
Min P300 per person, i suggest bringing P400-P500 per person

Ambiance 
The place was really neat and clean, the place is a little bit not decorated yet, really simple. im sure in the future they will give the place some "umph"

Staff
they were very friendly, super friendly, fast service! 5-10 minutes and my order is ready!
oh i went yesterday around 8pm it was crowded, we were for waiting about 10-15minutes i think, Yabu is so popular!

The Food
The crisp is heavenly! complete set, amazing katsu, lots of side dish, love love! 

Location

Email
yabuPH@gmail.com
Phone
Website


must try place!

ja ne..

Fun Tag from Jel :)




Rules that must be posted
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
  • Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
  • No tag backs.
  • No stuff in the tagging section about 'you are tagged if you are reading this.' You legitimately have to tag 11 people.
11 FACTS ABOUT ME
  1. my hair is naturally curly (prolly Egyptian side of the family my grandma - father side) but i wish my hair was naturally blond like her and green eyes..but my eyes are brown.
  2. like Jel i love eating! but i have a problem! im really a picky person, and im also known for being the  "food critique"..
  3. i dont eat pork because the place where i come from Africa and Mid east, and i just done like em
  4. i dont like crowded places, and a room full of things, i want my own space literally hehe i just dont like being squeezed in a small place, or bothered by too many people (introvert much? :P)
  5. i have been collecting kawaii and odd stuffs since i was in kinder or as far as i remember..from pens, stickers, school supplies, kawaii little thinggies..oh man i have to grow up but that will be boring hehe
  6. i can speak Arabic, Tagalog, basic Japanese, very lil' spanish, korean, few words in italian and french, german..i am so lazy at learning them at the moment but i wish i will be fluent in japanese someday
  7. my looks are intimidating..lots of kids and my sisters friends are afraid of me coz i have this "guardian" appeal thinggie hehe
  8. im really lazy with nail polish! this 2011 i only did it 4-5 times..imagine?
  9. i dont like checking my phone, i hate texting..call me instead :P but hei im always online ^^
  10. im addicted to yakult, pocky, and c2..but right now i try to not drink c2 anymore..if u ask me i buy 2-3 bottles of 1 liter c2 everyday which is crazy. this year its equivalent to 9 big garbage bags!!! i dont drink it alone though :">
  11. the only flavors of drinks i can drink are: chocolate, apple, orange, mango, and peach mango, milk. i never drink: strawberry, grapes, or other stuffs that are sweet. For my hobbies its pretty much obvious if u browse my blog hehe :P oh P.S.- im a high school valedictorian and College Scholar (i entered college at age 15) but im pretty much normal and clumsy XD if you talk to me i might look like im listening..pls dont talk to me if im doing something else it will register after 5 minutes. im usually thinking of 30 different things at the same time..the reason why i cant read manga and pocket books is i cant focus.
11 QUESTIONS I HAVE TO ANSWER 
  1. What can you say about your 2011. Was it a nice year or not?  it was a very peaceful year, nice in its way but somewhat lacking in adventure..im always locked up home since i started working a home based work.  i want to see the world..well its better than working at Makati thats for sure.
  2. What are things that you are looking forward in the coming year?  2012...New Work! my dad visit! i can only see him once a year. i want to be a better person! im molding my self even more, i dont want to grow up and be someone lacking in dignity, honor, and values..if u know what i mean :P More Prayers, more love, more life, more traveling, more sister and family time :">
  3. If you were to go to heaven, who would you choose to bring with you? Why? of course my family and close friends, because i cant be without them :)
  4. What's your favorite beauty product and why? BB cream, gives the perfect flawless celebrity skin!
  5. If you can change your physical appearance, what would you change and why? my nose its kinda flat XD
  6. Shopping or going to the beach? immah go to the beach!! done shopping already hehe
  7. Korean Actors/Actresses that you like. Actors: Jung ji hoon Full House role, Lee min ho Flower Boys role as Go Jun Pyo. women: Gu min Ho role..thats all im more into jap actors hehe
  8. Favorite asian drama. Taiwan- Meteor Rain / Japan- Mae no Shitsuji (i have fetish for butlers) / Korea- Full House.
  9. If you can be an icecream flavor, what would you be and why? deep chocolate, hazel nut..im a calm person but also can be a little nuts :)) lolz
  10. Do you prefer to cook your own food or just buy?  BUY! too lazy to cook..
  11. If you can give me a friendly advice about anything, what you tell me? Dont have a bf too early :P find someone who will respect you more than anyone else ;)

 11 QUESTIONS I WANT TO ASK
  1. What is your New Year Resolution?
  2. What kind of movie genre do you watch most?
  3. Who is your ultimate Celebrity Crush? why?
  4. What is your favorite lipstick color? blush color? and eyeshadow color-combo?
  5. If you can change your physical appearance, what would you change and why?
  6. Name one country (outside of the country) that you want to visit and why?
  7. What is your guilty pleasure?
  8. If you have a special someone, what does make him special?
  9. Whats your ideal guy?
  10. Your specialty dish? Favorite food?
  11. When you first saw my photo, from what country or nationality you thought i am? why? Dont read my info ok hehe i want to know the first impression :">

PEOPLE I'M TAGGING
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