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DIY Mask Using Aztec Indian Clay

Before, the only idea I have in mind about mask is using honey with oatmeal or pure honey alone. Good thing, beauty blogs are already established these days that most women are more than happy to share their beauty hacks. One mask I discovered and been using for the past three years is Aztec Indian Clay paired with Apple Cider Vinegar. Get ready to look like Shrek when you have it on your face.

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As you can see, my face is quite yellowish. It is because aside from the usual clay + apple cider, I also added turmeric powder. Turmeric has also been very famous when it comes to skin care. Thus, I also incorporate it with the mask for extra boost.

This is a great mask for acne prone skin. It will give you blooming effect not after wash but after a few hours or so. Pores will also be tighter because of the tightening effect of the mask on the skin. Like what its label state, Feel your Skin Pulsate, you can truly feel it. In fact, you may find it hard to speak once the mask has already settled on the face.

Overall, this mask is truly worth the buy. It is available at Lazada. You can get it in combo. It means that there is no need to leave the home to try this amazing mask.

Have you tried this or other mask before? Share your experience.

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Setting Powders

In the past, I only used pressed powder and I am good to go. Then, I revolved to the use of powder foundation then BB creams and today, I cannot leave the house without combining BB creams + setting powders. I do not have any idea about SPF before and thus, I used whatever is the latest release in the market to minimize my oily skin.

Good thing, online reviews are quite easy to browse nowadays. Hence, I managed to figure out why there is such thing called ‘baking’ when you apply make up. So, this ‘baking’ thing is pretty much related with liquid foundation. In order for liquid foundie or even BB creams of other creams you apply on the face to last longer, setting powders should be used. To date, I have two.

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Shiseido Medicated Pressed powder is translucent. If you want a whiter and brighter look, you can use this. I have read so many positive reviews about it in the past. Thus, when my aunt went to Japan, I never hesitated to asked her to get me some. I bought about 3 pieces. I never thought that a single compact would last more than a year for my consumption. Yes, since I am a work at home mom, I rarely go out to wear make up. Anyway, what I love about this product are:

  • Affordable (in Japan) only costs me P90 each. Here, you can get one for P250(cheapest)
  • Easy to blend
  • Smells like milk
  • Mild even for babies (my 7yo daughter used it too)
  • Oil control factor:moderate

Cons:

  • No mirror on the compact
  • No SPF
  • Not easy to use because the upper cover should be removed entirely

Palgantong Theatrical Powder has coverage. The color that my friend got for me is Beige Ocre. This is perfect for morena skin tone. I do not prefer this shade because whenever I used it, I look too dark (seems like I got tanned). I even used this as blush  or for contour with its brownish shade once applied. What I like about it:

  • Easy to blend
  • Mini container perfect for kikay kit inside the bag
  • Can be used for contouring
  • Container has mirror

Cons:

  • Expensive.(My friend bought this in Macau and costs her P450. I just paid her P200 and it is still like I paid P250 for this small 10g setting powder.
  • Not widely available even on online shops here in the Philippines.
  • Shade does not look really good on me
  • No SPF

I am not really good in reviewing products but I am trying my best to share my thoughts about the product that I have and been using. Hope this helps. Share your thoughts about it and other setting powder which works for you.

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Moisturizer: You Need it!

The skin needs to be moisturized even though you feel that there is too much oil on your face. People who considers themselves with oily skin type requires moisturizer too. It is just best to make sure that the moisturizer is water based.

I do have oily skin too not to mention being acne prone and sensitive as well. With all these skin issues that I have, I still continue to moisturize every night. In the morning, although I know that it is still necessary, I prefer to use bb creams which already have moisturizing effect plus the added SPF. I have tried different moisturizers. Currently, when I go out and require to cover up my pores and acne marks, I used Le blanc’s BB Cream. This beauty balm cream contains tamanu oil which can help in calming my acne.

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Excuse me for the photo (not a photographer) Excuse too for the label that is barely readable

This bb cream is pretty good. I even used it for my daughter’s eczema. It quite worked well as well. Overall this, is a good bb cream which can cover up marks and protect you from the sun too with around SPF 45 (i think). I asked about the SPF before but I already forgot about it.

Pros:

  • helps in calming acne
  • easily available (the seller can be contacted through instagram and also sold in Shopee
  • several shades to choose from
  • with SPF

Cons:

  • Texture is too liquid, shaking may be necessary
  • Application must not be in front of the fan because the cream tends to dry quickly
  • Price. this is a disadvantage for me considering how thrifty I am. I bought it at P650. Good thing Shopee offered free shipping for orders P250 and up. Also, during the time I got it, there was still an ongoing promotion from Shopee.

This BB cream at times also served as my spot treatment. At times, it worked, at times, it does not.

Before bedtime, I also apply moisturizer. I got the ones I am currently using from a raffle/giveaway of Natura Organic. I joined and luckily won two beauty oils. The one without label is marula + argan oil and the brown bottle is rosehip seed oil. Both are quite promising in helping me achieve a healthier and glowing looking skin.

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If you will purchase each, it may cost around 350+ per bottle plus shipping fees. The brand also has its physical store, just check them out on instagram. ♥♥♥

PS: I am not paid or asked to review any of the products mentioned above. The thoughts were based from my personal experience.

Have you also tried any of these or other beauty oils? Share your thoughts. ♥☺

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