Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Press Release: SM ACCESSORIES Pre-fall Collections

Hey Ladies!!!

Witness again the fashion authorities glammed up to the nines with their hand-picked pieces from SM Accessories. Fashion becomes versatile as Xian Lim, Georgina Wilson, Richard Gutierrez and Anne Curtis star in the SM Accessories for the third quarter. Ladies, take your pick from classic gold, grey and silver jewelry that match virtually any outfit you may think of.  As for the guys, it’s time to stock up on your trusted gear in shades of blue, brown and black.

Not so much into the classic pieces? Step up and give in to the much-awaited SM Accessories Prefall Collection this month. Indulge your senses with captivating pieces of the season crafted by the only fashion accessories authority. Ladies would not be able to resist the romance of florals and teals, or focus on cutting-edge metal accessories for those who mean business, while gentlemen would enjoy the rawness of denim, or the sleekness of sartorial blues. Watch out for all of these pieces this season at The SM Store nearest you. 

See you soon!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Review: Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer SPF 15

Hello ladies!!!

How's it going?  I hope life does not suck out the best in you hehehe... wow I kind of sound sour.  Well,  I promised last time that I'll be droppin' here frequently but I guess I broke off my word (sad face).  Awwww life had been pretty rough but God knows how I try to be tough (drama queen mode) hehehe.  Enough of my rants and let us proceed with something that can make us all smile... make up hahaha.  For tonight's review,  I'll be sharing my musings on Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer.  This has been sitting for quite sometime on my dresser but it's only this month that I have the chance to road test it. 
Product Description
Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer is a transparent make up base that is formulated to control oil while keeping the skin soft, pure and protected with its SPF 15. It does not contain mineral oil, Paraben, Talc, Vaseline and Ethanol.

Key Ingredients and their benefits (brief) :
Cotton Extract 0.05% - It has emollient properties that can soften rough skin leaving it smooth and silky.
Iceland Glacial Milk - It has great skin hydration and anti-aging properties and complexion brightening effects.
Green Tea Extract - A very popular and acknowledged skincare ingredient with anti-inflammatory agent which can reduce and heal skin problems and infections.
Calamine - It calms down irritated oily and acne prone skin.

Volume: 30 ml
Price: PhP465.00
Availability:  I think Holika Holika is not yet sold locally but it can be pre-ordered or bought online.  I got mine from Korean Cosmetics PH.
For complete ingredient list, you may check out the picture below.
As seen on the first picture (above), this primer comes in a pretty turquoise and orange-y box and in a sturdy-opaque-plastic bottle (photo below).  Prolly' the only flaw of an opaque container would be the fact that you can't see when you're running out of the product and you want to repurchase before you consume it plus since it is a hard plastic bottle, you won't be able to cut the tube out and use every drop of the product like what I always do on my make ups packaged in squeeze-it-type tubes hehehe.
The pout is also protected by a tiny covering which prevents the primer from spilling or from drying up.
It has also a conventional yet functional pump that can be controlled when dispensing the needed amount of the product.  
As for the consistency, the primer has the right texture of runny-ness and thickness.  I like that it can be spread and blended easily on either bare face or prepped face with moisturizer or sunblock.
As for the color,  you might think that it is uberly fair for my complexion but mind you, this primer is really transparent and won't show a bit once blended which is good coz it won't alter the shade of the foundie or bb you'll use on top.  As for the coverage, since this is a very sheer primer, don't expect that it can conceal any imperfections the skin have.  
The scent is much much loved.  I find it powder-y and baby-ish which gradually fades as soon as the primer sets.
 As for the oil control,  I must say I am really impressed by how it has improved the oiliness of my skin.  I usually use this after my moisturizer on mornings (around 8am) topped with my current two-way cake powder and it does great in keeping its promise. To those who have been visiting my site knew how greasy my skin innately and this primer some how prevented that.  Well, I touch up my make up by lunch time around 12:30 pm to be exact.  So I guess, I have 4 hours before I need some blotting paper or tissue rescue hehehe.
Frozen Blossom's thoughts:
I have been using this for more than two weeks now and I'm glad my skin loves it.  No break outs so far.  This is highly recommended for ladies with oily and acne prone skin.

Till next time...good night!!!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Haul: Etude House, Tony Moly and The FaceShop

Hello Sunday!!!

How's your weekend so far?  I hope it went great like mine =).  Well,  I'm a very shallow person when it comes to being happy.  Simple gestures always make my heart flutter and I'm so thankful that despite the complications in life (really stressful thoughts) I can still manage to show off a sparkly smile.  Life is supposed to be enjoyed ayt?

And before I say hello to manic Monday, lemme share my recent Korean cosmetics hoardings.

So here goes the items I got from KKOCHIPIDA.  Say hello to my first ever CC Cream from Etude House.  I know I'm kinda late but I still want to give this one a try and share my raves too.
Next is another BB cream from the Dear Girls collection of Etude House also.  A make up plus skincare fetish I'll never skip.
Something from a favorite brand, Tony Moly caught my eyes as well.  Anything for the eyebrows is a must when I go shopping as always.  I'm all hopes with the new 7 days Tatoo Eyebrow.  
And finally,  few must have from the The FaceShop which I got from the last time I visited the metro.  I did a pretty quick shopping at their SM Mall of Asia outlet and splurge a thousand bucks so I can grab the Kim Hyun Joong post it lol.
Again,  I got one Lovely Me: EX BB Cream, their beginners' bb and really mild make up which according to the SA is very safe for teens and teens-no-more (like me with seriously raging hormones).
An addition to my lip and cheek tint collection is their Lovely Me: Ex Aqua Tint.  
And lastly, I got one super creamy and really moisturizing lipstick in #2 (Waaaaa I forgot the exact name, please just kill me lol).
And woooohoooo, my uberly cute Kim Hyun Joong post it!!!
Frozen Blossoms' thoughts:
That's it for my most recent acquisitions and I hope to road test them the soonest.  Keep visiting ladies!!!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Event: I'm Shoe In LOVE: Find Your Perfect Pair Year 3

Hey ladies!!!

Block your calendars now  as the metro's biggest shoe sale is back,  I'm Shoe In LOVE Year 3!!!  Drop by at NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City this July 20-21, 2013 and find your perfect pair from the leading commercial shoe brands and upcoming ones as they showcase their latest  and best collections.

See you there ladies!!!

For more information on the event, you may visit http://www.facebook.com/TheLiSTGroup?fref=ts