Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kpopped: Nichkhun for Bench Clothing

Anneonghaseo!!!

It's been a while... miss my corner indeed.  Well, good news to all Nichkhun lovers out there coz  he is the newest baby of Bench.  Yes, you read it right!!!  We will be seeing his lovely face more.  In fact, his sexy and enormous billboard is already up at EDSA Magallanes.

I hope I can see him and the rest of the 2PM members this March 2, 2o13 though.
Photo Credits:  Allkpop.com
Frozen Blossoms' thoughts: 
KPOP rocks!!!  Good morning!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gifts: Great things from Lancome

Hey ladies!!! It's been a while... yep I know!!!  Life has been takin' over and surprisingly this time I am loving it.  It's the heart's month anyways (wink).  BTW belated Happy valentines to all!!!

Just to share a bit on something new, I received  a lovely gift from a good friend. Ey Li, thank you so much!!!  I miss you so much girl.
 So here's a peek of the stuff she sent me... 125 ml of Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make Up Remover.
Travel size (8ml)  Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate
 Lancome Color Design Sultry Violet  (This one came first, last December hehehe)
 And lastly, Lancome Eyeliner Pencil in Black Ebony
Frozen Blossoms' thoughts:
I am so blessed I have surrounded myself with great and beautiful people.  I will always be very grateful.  And also, thanks to you for keepin my heart giddy... It's Sunday and ommo Bogosipeo... laters baby =)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Review: Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Vivid Imagination

Hello ladies!!!

Yeyyyy it's weekend finally and that means good times ayt?  Well, I spent the rest of the weekend  roaming around the city, laughing my heart out, food  tripping with friends and bazaar hopping and shopping because it was our city fiesta, Pamulinawen.  

So before I go out and enjoy the thrill again, lemme just share a quick post on my favorite lippy at the moment.  This was part of the gift I received last holidays which I posted here...Gifts and Haul from Mac Cosmetics.
Product Description
This is part of the MAC Illustrated Pink by Julie Verhoeven, the MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Vivid Imagination.
Again and again subtle pink is simply a fetish I'll never ever get tired off.  I find this shade luscious, sweet, flirty and sexy... just the right lip shade on a cozy dinner this valentine.  
MAC lipsticks are indeed addictive.. yep I know they are very pricey but it is worth all the moolah.  It does glide well on the lips, keeps it moisturized all day, it does not chap or flake my big luscious pout, nicely pigmented and keeps the lips soft and smooch-able =).
The pretty swatch on my hand...=)
Frozen Blossoms' thoughts:
Vivid imagination is love love love!!! I can't say more other than the the color makes you look angel-ish yet oozing with a vixen's charm.  

Enjoy the weeked!!! 

PS.  Ottoke Bogoship-eo!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

SM Accessories Launches Its New Collection this February

Over the past holiday season, strong, bold, and fierce were the standout trends. The stylish and sophisticated set were spotted donning eclectic prints, sleek and classy pieces, items with sophisticated elegance, and exquisite pieces with a regal touch – all by SM Accessories.

With the introduction of Xian Lim, Georgina Wilson, Richard Gutierrez, and Anne Curtis as its newest ambassadors, SM Accessories established itself as the Philippines’ Fashion Accessories Authority.


After the glitz and glamour of last season’s festivities, SM Accessories prepares for the delightful tropical season through its newest collection. From strong jewel colors, spring accessories take on a lighter shade with dainty details, pastels, nudes and neutrals. Soft, feminine hues shine through in the Ladies’ Blush Collection, while cream, beige and other natural colors lend an earthy feel to the Men’s Country Glam Collection. 
SM Accessories’ new collection lends a fresh, laidback vibe – the perfect way to cool down one’s look after the holiday festivities and warm up for the summer season. Only from SM Accessories, the Fashion Accessories Authority.  

To receive the latest news and updates about SM Accessories, like the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/StyleMe.SMAccessories and follow @SMAccessories on Twitter.


Review: Holika Holika Medi-Medi Acetyl Pack AC Clearing Wash-Off Mask

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

My friends and those who visit this blog knew that I am no exemption when it comes to skin turmoil or should I say misfortune.  I had been battling mild stage of acne since my puberty years so it has always been my obsession to search for something that will keep my skin stable.  Well,  my case had always been hormonal related and it has never got me worried.  On stressful days or during "Aunt Flow" visits, I usually get 2-3 bumps and would go away on their own within few days.  However, last November though, stubborn zits started to appear and flock on my left jaw line which got me flustered.

So, my frustration led me to purchase this wash-off mask from Holika Holika which I'll be sharing today.
Product Description
Holika Holika Medi-Medi Acetyl Pack (AC Clearing Wash-Off Mask) is formulated with 3000ppm of Salicylic Acid and Eucalyptus to clean and soothe skin while clearing and reducing skin irritation and blemishes.

Variants
  1. Acetyl Pack (AC Clearing Wash-Off Mask) - new packaging (AC Clarifying Wash-Off Mask)
  2. Magnesium Pack (Pore Cleaning Wash-Off Mask)
  3. VitaC Pact (Skin Brightening Wash-Off Mask)
Content: 70 ml
Availability:  not available locally but you can pre-order it online
Price: around PhP500.00
This mask is also popularly known in Korea as the aspirin mask in a box because of its contents which are:
  • AcetylSalicylic Acid - commonly known as ASPIRIN (acetyl derivative of Salicylic Acid) used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug.  It is known to reduce pain, swelling and inflammations
  • Salicylic Acid - It is popularly used to help clear and prevent pimples and other skin conditions
Source: (E-HOW)  I'd like to tell that I'm no expert on the chemical field so I have checked the difference of the two contents and cited in the simplest way. 
How to use:
  1. Wash the face
  2. Use favorite toner
  3. Apply mask all over the face (except the eyes and lips area) and neck and leave it till dry for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Wash off the mask
  5. Moisturize 
  6. Use 1 to 2 times a week only
Packaging wise,  the wash-off mask is housed in a plastic jar with pretty pink lid.  Well,  Holika Holika always try to put a touch of youthfulness even in their simplest packages.
The bottom part has the manufacture date.
Aside from the pink lid, it also has a separate plastic lid to cover the mask itself.  Well,  this is something conventional in all jar-type skincare.  It is an added protection to keep the content from spilling.  Sadly, this doesn't have a free spatula.  So I have to purchase a disposable baby spoon to help me scoop out the mask.  You can use the fingers though but I find that unhygienic.
As for the scent, it does have a strong medicated whiff with a faint hint of eucalyptus. Don't worry though the strength goes away after few seconds you have applied it.  The eucalyptus content also gives a refreshing and cooling sensation which calms and soothes the red pustules.
As seen on the picture below,  the mask has a super light pink tint.  Hehehe it also shows i'm more than half way on the product.
As for the consistency,  it feels very creamy, rich and thick.  The velvety texture allows easiness of application all over the face.  It does not dry out that easily so you can have all the time spreading it.
Since this is a mask, just allow a generous amount to cover your skin =).  I like to keep my mask as thick as my swatch below.
Frozen Blossoms' experience:
I usually use this mask twice a week on my scheduled rest days and on Sundays since I got it.  Since this mask has a 3000 ppm (3%) of Salicylic Acid I find it kinda drying right after you rinse it off so it is a must to moisturize after.  Well, in all fairness to this mask, it made a good job drying out the present zits on my forehead  and been doing great in preventing zits on my t-zone and cheek area plus it does a great job minimizing and refining my pores.  Unfortunately, this mask seems to fall short of reach for my zit infested areas--jaw line, neck and chin.  Every other part of my face started to clear out but my jaw area got me so frustrated as to some zits would dry out and then another 2 - 3 would come out.  

Frozen Blossoms' thoughts:
I'm kinda depressed coz my skin is still pretty bad no matter how hard I tried to keep it clear.  I'll have to keep you updated once they dry out completely and everything becomes normal.  If you ask me if i'll have to repurchase this mask,  I guess I'll have to consume it first and try other variants or lines.

So that's it for today.  Happy weekend ladies.