Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review: V&M Naturals Bikini Bomb Salve

Beach season might be officially over, but we all know that this is the perfect time to score a few deals on discounted beach trips and resort accommodations. And with all the long weekends coming up, not to mention the Holiday Season, it's time again for some beach prepping with V&M Naturals' Bikini Bomb Salve.

 P280 for 40g

Friday, October 16, 2015

Review: Etude House Lip & Eye Remover

I'm usually down for trying various Korean products, what with their miraculous formulas, cute packaging, and encouraging prices; but there has been one kind of product that I have held off trying ever since: the Insert-body-part-here Remover products.

Call in an unhealthy obsession for words, or maybe chalk it up to suspicions with untranslated ingredient labels, but I have been uncomfortable about even touching bottles that say "nail remover", "eye remover", "lip & eye remover", or anything of the sort. Because if the stuff ends up burning through the nail polish and removing my actual nail, people would go "Duh, Valerie, that's what it said on the packaging."

But I did end up with a bottle of this Lip & Eye Remover (yikes) from Etude House after my dad misunderstood a text I had sent him to get a different brand of makeup remover.

So here we are.
Etude House Lip & Eye Remover
P198 for 100mL

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Resurrecting Broken Powder Makeup

On today's episode of Making the Best Out of Being a Clumsy Fool, I'll be sharing how I salvage cracked powder products. AND because I just got this idea last night, here's a picture of my new pressed horse blush.

Eh? Eh? Neat, right? Now you can make it look like you destroyed it on purpose!

You just need 5 things:
1. Formerly pressed powder (aka clumsiness fatality)
2. Crushing implement (like a bobby pin, ball pen/pencil/brush butt, or your fingers)
3. Rubbing alcohol
4. Cling film (Cling Wrap)
5. Anything with a shape you want to press onto the new pan - pick something with a nice silhouette, because the powder might not be able to take on the little details. Alternatively, you can do this with stamps - letters would be great for this!

6 (?) And maybe a hair dryer 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Review: Maybelline White SuperFresh

When was the last time you got well and truly pumped for a new product? With all the “innovations” coming in minuscule increments (hello, front camera “upgrades” from 0.3 megapixels to 1.2 megapixels), coupled with baldfaced marketing tactics that get old after the 15th “best foundation EVER” of the season. There are so many empty promises being flung about that it's obviously going to take something special to convince us skeptical consumers, right?

Something like a live demo? A live demo you can actually try with your own hands? 

Yup, you guessed it; here’s a .gif of me shamelessly playing with the Maybelline White Superfresh in-store demo.

Brand X versus White SuperFresh
(And I obviously  don't have enough coordination to shoot this horizontally)