The "45 Questions About Beauty" Tag

I was tagged yet again! Thanks Janna! Do check out her blog,ย Jannieology! โ˜บ I like that with a bit of rearranging the letters it can become Janineology. ๐Ÿ˜›
Beauty questions… 45 of them… Quite a number huh? But I’m not one to back down from challenges! *wink*
3…2…1… Go! ๐Ÿ˜›
1. How many times do you wash your face daily?
Thrice. Upon waking up, upon taking a bath (can be any time from 10 AM to 2 PM LOL), before I sleep.
2. What skin type do you have? Dry, oily, or combi skin?
Combination skin.
3. What is your current facial wash?
I’m using Pond’s by the sachet (tag-hirap? Hahaha!) but I’m using Snoe’s Beauty Bar in No. 6 (the one with Citronella) and it’s doing really well in drying up the pimples. It’s helping lighten the acne scars too bit by bit but I guess if I used the red or black variants, it would’ve sped up the lightening process. It’s for oily skin and I do experience a bit of dryness, but then again there’s moisturizer to make up for it. โ˜บ
4. Do you exfoliate? How often?
Facial exfoliation? Lately I haven’t. Good thing you asked! Bwahahahaha! I ran out of St. Ives and I still haven’t bought a tube.ย 
5. What product do you use to exfoliate?
St. Ives Apricot Scrub.
6. What moisturizer do you use?
Celeteque Hydration in the morning because anything else feels greasy in the summer heat! At night, Human Nature Day Lotion (yeah quite ironic I know. :P), Human Nature Night Cream, or Myra E in the red tube.
7. Do you have freckles/sun spots?
None I think?
Where’s 8 and 9 huhuhu… Gusto pa dagdagan mga sasagutin, ganon? ๐Ÿ™‚
10. Do you use eye cream?
Body Recipe Cucumber eye cream, if I remember to apply. Ang tamaaad! ๐Ÿ˜›
11. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I do get zits, when I’m stressed especially.
12. Did you ever have to use pro-activ?
13. What foundation do you use?
Just Maybelline powder foundation mostly. Or mineral powder foundation.
14. How about concealer?
San San concealer in Beige โ˜บ
15. Do you know your undertone color?
I’m not sure but I’m betting I’m a bit yellowish. ๐Ÿ˜›
16. What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I’d love to try them. I have two pairs here with me but no lash glue. When I buy the Snoe lash glue I might try them.
17. Did you know that you’re supposed to change mascara every 3 months?
I know, I know. Kaiyak bumili ng mahal na mascara. But I believe Majo Majo can last up to half a year! Just have to be wary of eye infection though. ๐Ÿ˜›
18. What brand of mascara do you use?
Majo Majo and Lancome Hypnose
19. Sephora or Mac?
I’ll probably be hoarding from both once I’m earning, so both? ๐Ÿ˜› I do hope I don’t end up too unreasonably makeup addicted in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚
20. Do you have a Mac pro card?
21. What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
Mostly hands and kabuki brush. I don’t have a proper makeup brush set aotm. ๐Ÿ™‚
22. Do you use makeup base or primer for your eyes?
I have a mineral eye shadow base right now and I’ll be reviewing it soon! โ˜บ
23. For the face?
None but I do wanna try the ELF one or the Ellana one or the Krave Minerale one.
24. What is your favorite eyeshadow shade?
Neutrals, especially the ones that scream my eyelids but better. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love peachy shadows right now. I haven’t found the perfect champagne shade yet.
25. Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
Both. โ˜บ
26. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not often. Only when I’m distracted by thoughts. LOLwhut ๐Ÿ™‚
27. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I have a pink mineral one at the moment and I think I’m getting the hang of it. โ˜บ
28. Do you use mineral makeup?
Yes, reviews of this awesome brand soon ! โ˜บ
29. What is your favorite “go-to” lipstick? Why?
Etude House’s So Chic Beige and NYX round lipstick in Tea Rose and Paris! Sorry, I can’t choose among the three. ๐Ÿ˜›
30. How about lip gloss? Why?
I don’t like the feeling of gloss especially during a hot summer day, but I do like Majo Majo’s Rouge Majex if worn at night! โ˜บ
31. What is your favorite blush to use and why?
Ever Bilena Raisin because it’s the perfect baby pink for me, and Shawill Natural Beige because when applied sparingly (I’m somewhat fair) it gives a nice natural flush! I’m itching for NYX Natural powder and cream blushes since forever though. ๐Ÿ™‚
32. Do you buy your makeup on ebay/
Haven’t bought from ebay yet. ๐Ÿ˜›
33. Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes I do. โ˜บ It’s heaven sent for gals on a budget like moi. ๐Ÿ˜›
34. Do you go to cosmetic company outlets?
Yes. Tambay ako sa mga stalls, boutiques at branches. LOL
35. Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
Yes. In the future, on weekends perhaps for the basics and some advanced classes. Then I’ll take my masterals sa course ko. Inuna pa makeup ganon? ๐Ÿ™‚ Can I achieve this in Singapore? Ingles palagi run, nowsbled. ๐Ÿ™‚ Will I even need makeup in my future job as an engineer? ๐Ÿ™‚
36. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
When I’m not really into it. Basta lang makapagmakeup. ๐Ÿ™‚
37. Name a makeup crime that you hate.
Call girl/drag queen makeup (too much of everything, wala man lang feature na na-bring out, lahat star ng show LOL) and clown face makeup (makapagblush parang wala nang bukas).
38. Do you like colorful shades of makeup or neutral ones?
Neutrals kasi playing safe. ๐Ÿ™‚ Pero it’s hard to perfect no makeup makeup look ha, especially if you don’t have impeccable skin (like moi huhu). Pero pag confident na ako magmukap baka I’ll fall in love with colors na rin. โ˜บ
39. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
I agree with Janna on Taylor Swift! For local celebs, I think I’m liking Maja Salvador’s makeup lately. Or baka sa afternoon soap lang maganda makeup nya? ๐Ÿ˜›
40. If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you use?
Tinted lip balm. Makeup item ba ang oil control film? I’d be bringing it din. LOL
41. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes. โ˜บ
42. In your opinion, what is the best makeup line?
I like Maybelline for quality and affordability. โ˜บ
43. What do you think of makeup?
Makeup should bring out your best face, not hide what you really look like. Makeup must boost your confidence but never be the sole source of it. Makeup application should be a fun hobby/activity! โ˜บ
44. What is your favorite “quote” related to makeup?
I don’t have one if Audrey’s I believe in lipstick quote doesn’t count. Haven’t really thought about it before. Googled and now I must say I like this one. I’ve encountered this quote in the past though. โ˜บ
โ€œโ€ŽLipstick is really magical. It holds more than a waxy bit of color – it holds the promise of a brilliant smile, a brilliant day, both literally and figuratively.โ€ย โ€• Roberta Gately
I love lipsticks!!!
45. If you were a makeup tool/product, what would you be and why?
No brainer, I’d be a lipstick. See how much I love lippies? ๐Ÿ˜› A swipe of me plus a genuine smile and you’d be gorgeous, girl! *wink*
I’m tagging…
Have fun answering dearies! โ™ฅ
I wish everyone a meaningful Holy Week. โ˜บ

11 Questions Tag

I’ve been tagged by Val of The Doll Princess! Wow, this dates back to February! It’s been in the Draft folder ever since but I guess I became busy. Thanks doll! โ˜บ
Here are the rules to this particular tag:
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
  • Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post. Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
  • No tag backs.
  • No stuff in the tagging section about “You are tagged if you’re reading this”, You actually have to tag 11 people.
11 Things About Me
  1. I love to tweet! I used to be addicted to Facebook but it just didn’t feel right to update my status all the time. I prefer not to sync my public Twitter (which is actually my “secret Twitter account”) to Facebook.ย 
  2. I used to sing in a choir as an alto. Maybe I’ll go back when my life’s sorted out. I go to church every Sunday now, (there was a point in time I didn’t, boo me) and I attend mass a schedule earlier in the morning than that in which the choir group I belonged to serves. I discovered I like attending mass more when the sun’s not beating down on everyone yet.
  3. I love it when it rains and I am safely nestled between sheets, hugging a pillow, away from puddles and floodwater that can get in my shoes. I also prefer that it rains just hard enough, not ending up flooding our house. When I am indeed caught in it outside, rain is excused when it involves kissing, a romantic mood, and the man I love.
  4. My favorite movie of all time is Titanic. It’s coming out in 3D! Hope someone will invite me to watch it. ๐Ÿ˜›
  5. I’ve lived in Metro Manila all my life. I wonder if I’d do well in a provincial setting for longer periods of time (we do visit relatives for a few days to a week). I believe I would! ๐Ÿ˜›
  6. I’ve ridden a plane twice (one roundtrip LOL) to date and it was back in 2006.
  7. I dream of visiting Paris at least thrice. First, by myself. Second, with friends. Third (and I hope not the last), with the man I’ll end up marrying. โ˜บ
  8. One of my life’s missions is to see Lee Min Ho in person. Seriously. To date him once will increase my happiness a thousand fold (keep on dreaming LOL).
  9. When I have my earphones on and you happen to ride the same FX I’m riding, observe and you’ll find me smiling or giggling out of the blue. It’s either because the song that’s playing is funny, nakakakilig, or a memory was triggered by it. Please do not deem me crazy straightaway.
  10. I love to read. The bookworm in me fell asleep for more than a year and I’m trying to get back on track. Now, I can’t fall asleep alright. Books are the best crack! ๐Ÿ˜› (I am in no way insinuating that you should take illegal drugs. Please see the metaphor.)
  11. I’m about to become a chemical engineer (after grad and board exams). I still want to be a writer though. โ˜บ
Here are the 11 questions from Val + my answers:
1. What is your favorite body lotion?
Nivea Express Hydration Lotion. It’s perfect for all seasons and times of the day.ย 
2. If you were given a choice to change your career, what would it be?
As I’ve said in 11 Things About Me, I’d like to be a renownedย an inspirational writer.
3. What is your favorite Korean brand?
For now, Etude House because it’s most accessible both by physical proximity and by my wallet. ๐Ÿ˜› Plus the packaging is so cute. And yay for Sandara! โ˜บ
4. What eye color is the prettiest for you?
Green. Light brown. And Arwen of LOTR’s eye color (gray, also the eye color of Sayuri of Memoirs Of A Geisha โ˜บ).
5. What Etude House item is your favorite?
Their limited ed Wannabe So Chic Beige lipstick. ๐Ÿ˜›
6. What exotic food would you be willing to try out?
Frog legs? ๐Ÿ˜›
7. What is your greatest fear?
Losing the people I love the most.
8. What is your fave lipstick?
I can never decide. But for now it’s Etude House Ultra Shine Lips in Peach Shine
9. What would you rather have, a person who loves you so much, or a person that you love so much?
Loves me so much. In time I hope I’d be able to love him to the best of my ability (romantically of course).
10. What is your signature scent?
Petit Monde For My Dreams
11. What is your HG lip balm?
Maybelline Baby Lips. *kiss*
Here are the 11 questions I’ve created:
  1. Who is your fashion inspiration?ย 
  2. What is your favorite movie and/or book of all time?
  3. Where do rainbows lead to, if not a pot of gold? ๐Ÿ˜›
  4. When is the best time to exercise?
  5. Why do we always hurt the ones we love? ๐Ÿ˜›
  6. How do you know if he’s the one? (If married/with someone, share your love story briefly. Ayiiieee!) ๐Ÿ˜›
  7. Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
  8. What is your favorite facial moisturizer?
  9. Where is the best place you’ve ever been to?
  10. When will your birthday be, five years from now? (Complete with the day please.) ๐Ÿ˜›
  11. Why should we be proud to be human? ๐Ÿ˜›
I’m tagging:
Looking forward to your answers ladies! โ˜บ

My Skin Care Routine

Hello people! Today I will be sharing my simple skin care routine. Simple because I don’t really use a lot of products. Notice that eye cream and sunblock (yikes) are not included in my daily regimen. I know I must invest in these products and I will as soon as I can. ๐Ÿ˜€ So yeah, say hello to my skin care friends. ๐Ÿ˜€


1. Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Foam in Peach Tea
I’ve used Pond’s Facial Wash for Normal Skin (the green one) for the longest time, and I was curious about this product from Etude House so I bought it. I have a review of it here. It works decently as a cleanser and I love the scent. Also, it’s quite big so it’s gonna take a while to finish this up.
2.ย St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub
Along with trusty Pond’s I’ve used this for quite a long time now too for my once or twice a week facial scrubbing. Not harsh on my skin.
3. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Toner
The one in the photo has been empty for a week now. I must buy one soon. To tell the truth, that’s my first bottle of toner. Yeah, newbie to the 3-step basic facial skin care routine. ๐Ÿ˜› So many raves about this product. you’ve probably heard of it. Available at Healthy Options for P59 (small bottle) and P200+ I think (big bottle). I like using cotton pads vs. cotton balls when applying toner. ๐Ÿ˜›
4. Cรฉleteque Facial Moisturizer
I love this moisturizer. I have combi skin and I super hate the feeling of anything hot, gunky, and thick on my face. I love that it is water-based and is easily absorbed by the skin.
5. Pond’s White Beauty Day Cream (Moisturizer)
Call me weird, but I use this moisturizer at night. :)) It’s Pond’s lightest moisturizer yet.
6. Bench Acnedot
I use this when I have that รœber large red zit screaming for attention.
7.ย Nivea Fruity Shine in Cherry
My fave lip balm that gives the right amount of color on the lips. โ˜บ
8. Nivea Baby Soft Cream
I use this as my lotion. Feeling baby pa rin! ๐Ÿ˜›
9.ย Milk Essence Baby Milk Body Soap
Bought this at a Buy 1 Take 1 deal along with the lotion at Watsons.
10.ย Milk Essence Baby Milk Body Lotion
I alternate this with Nivea Baby Soft Cream. โ˜บ
This post was inspired by Ayana Grace of Codename Aya when she passed on to me and 9 other beautiful beauty bloggers (yey for alliteration!) this Top 10 award. Thanks pretty miss! โ˜บ
The rules are:
  1. Link Back to the Person who tagged you.
  2. List your 10 favorite skin care/beauty products.
  3. Pass to 10 other Bloggers – I tag the following bloggers:
Looking forward to reading your posts! โ˜บ