Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Portfolio: Hair and Makeup for Special Event

This is my second time dolling up these lovely ladies they were going to a formal event wearing gowns and all and I'm very happy to do their hair and makeup again. 

Mini Korean Skin Care Haul from Cafe Darra Cebu

Ive been paying more attention to my skin because my goal is to get it clearer this year so I though I would change my skincare products and try more Korean stuff because they are well known for clear and youthful skin I drool over their flawless skin everytime I watch K-Dramas. My friend Marie told me about Caffe Dara here in Cebu, Lahug. She said that she has been buying her skincare and makeup there since its more affordable than buying them in malls, well you can buy the products online but I wanted to see what they have and i prefer physical store over online shops. So I finally got to go and I,m going to share what I got. 

3W Clinic Makeup Powder
Price: Php 250
I've been seeing this powder online for some time now and since I always bake my face I wanted to try something new. This does give a white cast if you take flash photography though. 

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch 
Price: Php 170
COSRX is really trending when it comes to Korean skincare and this pimple patch as been getting a lot of hype. It come with 25 patches of different sizes and you simply stick it on you pimple when you sleep and take it off in the morning. I already used 5 patches but I cant say that I'm in love with it yet. 

Blumei Alo Vera Gel
Price: Php 70
Aloe vera is know to have a lot of skin benefits its smooths the skins and helps lighten acne scars. We do have lots of aloe vera plants here at home and that's what I usually use on my skin but for times when I travel or I'm too lazy to go outside and pick a leaf at least I have something I can use. 

The next time I go to Caffe Dara I'l take photos of the place you be amazed of how much stuff they have. What skincare product do you love? pleas recommend then to me on the comments section below. Thanks for reading!
Take care!

With much love,
Steph G

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SLEEK Matte Me Swatches and Review

I got this Holiday set a while back around the Holiday season, now this set is no longer available but the shades in this collection is from the permanent line so why not  swatches and give a little review. I  bought this for Php 800 which is a good deal for 4 shades, these are mini size though.

I just did one swipe for each color that's why it doesn't look perfect and sorry I don't have the full luscious lips like other girls have which makes their color swatches bomb.

This is a more cool tone red and looks popin on tan skin. I love this one because it goes on smooth but if you do make a mistake you have to wipe it off quickly because it tends to stain the skin.

This is a mauve purple shade I love wearing this when I have a very simple eye look. This too goes on smooth and not patchy but it still stains the lips.

This shade is my absolute favorite! I will buy the full size one because I use it so often and it compliments almost all skin tones, has a smooth application and this one does not stain the skin because it is alight color.

Altough I love the deep maroon shade of Old Hollywood it quite difficult to get an even coat on the lips. As you can see some areas are darker than the rest which is why I dont really use this one.

All of the Matte Me's are long wearing but if you do have dry lips I suggest to put o lip balm first let you lips soak on the balm and then apply the lip cream. And if you are looking for a nude pink matte lip cream I high recommend Birthday suit. The full size Matte Me is about P450 which for me is very affordable and it is of great quality.

Thank you so much for reading!
Take care!

With much love,
Steph G