Considerations in choosing a liquid matte lipstick + Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Lip Matte Swatches & Review

This might be a little late for the International Lipstick Day, but hoping to still hit the spot for lipstick lovers. πŸ˜€

Cathy Doll is a Korean-inspired brand that has been a favorite of many beauty enthusiasts all over Asia. Last June, I was lucky enough to have been given some of their items as a giveaway prize. Most of which have been launched on that same month to celebrate their first year anniversary.

What are your considerations when buying a liquid matte lipstick? Mine would include color & pigmentation, weight, ingredients, scent, longevity and price in no particular order. Taking these into account, let’s see how Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Lip MatteΒ would fare. Please note that I am not an expert in makeup and reviews. I’m an enthusiast who’s happy and excited to try different products and these are my thoughts as a noob.

Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Matte Lipstick

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The Face Shop The Therapy First Serum | Review

Hello guys! Just wanted to share with you my very first full-sized #KBeautyΒ product empty. πŸ€— It’s The Face Shop The Therapy First Serum. This is the most expensive product I’ve bought so far.Β I’ve written and posted about this on my Instagram here some time ago.

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Yuki Skin Care Argan Tint | Review

Konnichiwa! Recently, I had been contacted by Ms. Faye Bermudo Alcazar of Yuki Skin Care. She asked if I would like to collaborate with her and review some of their products. I was so overwhelmed as that was the very first time someone reached out to me for a product review. I might have done something good. πŸ˜€

Most of the products in their line are for whitening and peeling. They also have a growing cosmetics line. She sent me a couple of items from their brand in exchange for my honest feedback. Some of which are these Yuki Skin Care Argan Lip & Cheek TintΒ in 15ml roll-on vials.

It arrived in this pretty pink satin pouch.

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(Kimi dolls were not included in the parcel)

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Innisfree Jeju Bamboo Soothing Gel & Sleeping Pack | Review

I bought this some time in January 2017 from an online shop. My intention was to try skincare products with my husband, look for something that would help him with his skin asthma, while satisfying my curiosity for Korean skincare. Hehe. Trial kits are perfect for this.

My husband already tried visiting a dermatologist and he was just given a prescription for a cream that was marketed by the dermatologist, and quite expensive too. We started searching for more affordable but safe alternatives. Then test it out through trial and error. I like trying products. πŸ˜€

I chose Innisfree Jeju Bamboo Special Kit because it claimsΒ to gently calm flushed skin and keep irritants at bay. This line is recommended for use on irritated skin due to sun exposure on areas like the face, arms and legs. However, feel free to use as you see fit. In my case, I’ve been using it on my face for about a month now.

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The Choute Essence Fit Stick Balm Foundation | Review

Since I got my Althea Korea haulΒ some timeΒ ago, I’ve been itching to try them all. But I got a bit busy. Sorry for the delay.

There have been quite a number of stick foundation in the market for a some time now. Most of the Korean Stick Balm Foundation I’ve seen online claim to have skincare benefits and have built-in brushes which I find really cute and cool. The Choute Essence Fit Stick Balm Foundation is said to have 7-in-1 properties: BB Cream + CC Cream + Foundation + Concealer + Sun Cream + Pore Balm + Essence.

I’m used to using BB Cream which is a lot easier to deal with. Color matching is not a problem even if you are acidic, and application is best done using your clean fingers. I’m trying to go out of my comfort zone so here it is.

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Available Shades:Β  No.21 Light Beige andΒ No.23 Natural Beige

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Beauty Haul | Althea Korea | March 2017

With my recently discovered enthusiasm for beauty products, I tend to browse online beauty shops A LOT. XD

The other day, I received my purchase from Althea Korea. I got them for really good prices too! So awesome! I really love how they carefully package the items so that they’ll arrive in perfect condition. Each, if not grouped together, is/are wrapped in bubble wrap, then cushioned with crumpled Japanese paper fillers. Items are shipped in a big sturdy pink box ,which is also encased in bubble wrap. Then everything is sealed in a thick pink plastic.

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Working from Home

This is not a “New year, new me” kind of blog. It’s been almost a year since I started working from home and wanted to commemorate that.

I used to be part of the harsh corporate world. Jumping from one company to another trying to find the right company, right boss, less politics, good compensation and benefits, work-life balance, and all that shit. Learning and growing as a professional and individual as years go by, with the realization that you can never have everything.

Then priorities changed.

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