Ever since I started my makeup journey,  I never purchased any foundation since I'm more into BB Cream because it has more benefits than the former. I got this sample size as a gift from a co blogger, I asked her for a review and she said she'll just give it to me so I can do the review. YAY for early Christmas gift! Thank you Ate Ria~

Second Skin Cream is a product produced by Happy Skin, a local brand that sells skin loving products that are fuss free, easy to apply and comes in shades that compliment Filipina skin. Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez, the founder of the brand, is a firm believer in good skincare. She doesn't like comprising the skin because of the makeup they use. In addition,  co founder Rissa Mananquil Trillo believes that a truly good nakeup should be your ally-not your enemy-in making you look and feel beautiful.

Unlike other foundations which I find too thick and cakey, this one's really like your second skin. It's light "like" BB Cream and it has SPF 20 but the coverage is also light unlike foundation wherein your blemishes are really covered up.


credits to: lushangel.com

It comes in two shades; light beige and natural beige. I got the natural beige though and I think it's a bit dark for my skin since I have a yellowish skintone so I tend to buy the lightest shade in every face product I buy. Wore it for 8 hours and it didn't feel heavy on my skin which lives to its name second skin.

This size is only available when you purchase the set named "Served on A Silver Platter", it's their Christmas set. It includes :

  • 10 ml Second Skin Cream Non-Silicone Foundation Limited Edition Travel Size (Shade 02)
  • 1 g Eye Am Here to Stay 24H Limited Edition Mini Gel Eyeliner (Watermelon)
  • 5 g Get Cheeky With Me Hydrating Blush (First Kiss)
  • 2.7 g Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie (Honeymoon Glow)
  • Liquid Foundation Brush
all five products for Php 1,999.


credits to : http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/

On the other hand the full size is also available at Happy Skin for 1, 299 for 30ml.

I wish stores would sell travel size makeup  alongside with the regular sized ones so that you can try their products but not make huge holes on your pockets.  I really like the size because it's not bulky and you don't need to apply a lot, a pea size or 2 pea size is good enough to cover my face and I don't need to use powder afterwards because it has powder finish which saves me more time in applying makeup.


It has some benefits of BB cream but with lesser SPF and it's more expensive compared to Etude House BB cream because some BB creams like Ettusais (which I reviewed here) has the same price as this one but considering it's imported from Japan, it's understandable. But it's a good product so I think the price is reasonable.

One good point in buying Happy Skin is that it's made in the Philippines so their products are made for Filipinas, meaning they know our needs more than anyone like they need to consider the weather and morena Filipinas because not all Filipinas are fair. Their aim to to produce products to enhance one's feature which I think is good for those people who are new in makeup world or to those who like to sport barely there makeups.


Pros :
- super light
- has SPF 20
- has powder finish
- available locally
- promises to improve skin quality with continued use

Cons :
- has 2 shades only
- smells like foundation
- a bit expensive
- light coverage compared to foundation

3.5/5

I only wish that it has the coverage of foundation without the heavy feeling. A better version of this product would woo me away, maybe add some ingredients that would further moisturize the skin to make it more appealing to people with dry skin or make the SPF higher?

Repurchase?
As of the moment I am not that convinced to buy the full size bottle since I still have my BB creams, hopefully they can upgrade the product so that you can get the foundation finish without the heavy feeling which was my 1st impression of the product but it didn't turn out that way. And maybe add more benefits if possible like what I stated above.


I recommend this to ladies who like barely there makeups, to those who like to enhance their features. I'm a huge fan of products that will help me achieve doll like skin so when I use BB creams or other foundations,  I also top it up with powder. I have not used this foundation to an event because it's darker than my skintone and with flash photography,  you can really tell that it's not the right shade for me. But it's not that noticeable with the naked eye. I use it whenever I feel lazy and it's perfect to those who like barely there makeups and to those who are a bit lazy when applying makeup.

P.S : Since I can't use it often because of the dark shade, I use it as a concealer and I must say it works!~ Blemishes are not that noticeable anymore.

This is not a sponsored post.


Last Saturday I was invited by Blugré with other Davao Bloggers for Blugrés Bloggers Night.  They wanted Bloggers to have a sneek peek of what  #blugrelifestyle and #blugreradio is all about before sharing it to the public.

Blugré as we all know is the one if not the first coffee shop here in Davao City. They started in 1998 and up until today, it’s still one of the famous coffee shops here because they sell unique drinks and delicious pastries and a lot more.


Blugré radio wants to develop a personal relationship to their customers through music. Music is considered the universal language of mankind because it can portray a message or an emotion through lyrics, beat, melody, rhythm and other elements. In addition, it has a special way of surpassing racial and ethnic barricade. So by Blugré radio, they want to reach out to their customers and let them enjoy every single moment with or without a cup of coffee.



credits to : Blugre Coffee


On the other hand, Blugré Lifestyle is all about fashion. They want to incorporate Blugré  to our day to day streetwear. As of the moment, they’re only selling shirts in 4 colors; White, Black, Midnight Blue and Grey. At the front, Blugré brand can be seen. Trademark cup of coffee which is embroidered at the side sleeve while designs at the back may vary but it’s always has something to do with Davao pride like Durian and other things that represent Davao. 

Before their short presentation, we were given some of their best seller desserts. 



 Red Velvet, Macaroons and Cheese Roll Bites.



Spaghettini Meat Sauce with Tuna Cheese Melt


Durian Artic Blast


The event was at Blugré MTS, 2nd floor which is perfect for those who want to organize small events since the place can be rented for hours and it's consumable. Php 5,000 for four hours which I think is reasonable since basically the place is free and you get to taste their good food and drinks. Win Win situation right? 

Don't forget to like their Facebook page and follow their Instagram for more updates. 

Thank you again for inviting me!~

*Super sorry for the late post. I was suppose to publish this last year but I got caught up in trying a different layout for my blog which didn't end right. As of the moment, I'm still trying to find ways to make my blog visually nice but it will take some time since I'm not an expert when in comes to codes. I think I need a book Codes for Dummies or any book similar to that. Sorry readers if my blog have small glitches. 





Blugré Bloggers Night

by on January 06, 2015
Last Saturday I was invited by Blugré with other Davao Bloggers for Blugrés Bloggers Night.  They wanted Bloggers to have a sneek peek o...


Purchased this lenses for quite sometime now but I only used them recently since I was using the black ones I reviewed here

Personally,  I think I don't look good in gray lenses but Baekhyun used it with dark hair and light ones and I'm envious so I bought one though my hair's on the yellow blonde ish side.

One day, while watching Hyuna's Red MV, I decided to color my hair black or almost black like brown black.After almost 8 years of tormenting my hair with different shades of brown / blonde, I bought Etude House's Black Hair Dye and I must say it's really black like no joke. And as of the moment, I'm sporting black hair! Like deep black, it's even darker than my original hair color which was brown black.

*update, my hair is now brown on top with bits of brown all over so my hair is crazy with all the black mixed with brown and there was a red shade which I don't know where it came from.


**latest update, now my hair is blonde like bleached blonde.





credits to:thepinkshoppe.com



Product Information

Origin : South Korea
Life Span: One Year
Diameter : 15mm
Base Curve : 8.6
Water Content : 38-42%
Color : Gray 3tone
Power Range : -0.00 to -8.00


I think gray lenses look better with black hair or dark hair. I have dark eyes so by sporting light lenses will make my look doll like in a subtle way. It's my personal opinion. 


The lenses look better in actual rather than on photos. It looks natural when worn and even with flash, it doesn't make you look un human like which was the rant of my friends whenever we go out and I'm sporting the black circle lenses, they said I look like an alien. Also it doesn't have the black circle ring which makes your eyes bigger but it still does the job in a subtle way. It's 15mm and you can wear it comfortably for 5-6 hours but not beyond that because it will hurt your eyes but I push myself to my limits so don't be like me.


The lenses look like the cheap version of freshlook. Whenever I see freshlook lenses I am really tempted to buy. *Yes I was a freshlook baby before all this circle lenses became mainstream* but freshlook doesn't make my eyes bigger and it's more expensive. Even though I have dark brown eyes, it's still light gray unlike some lenses I tried wherein they will change color when I wear them. There was a time I was using green geo lenses but when worn it looks like green blue in my eyes. 



Rating 

Naturalness 4.5 / 5

It looks super natural because there's no black ring surrounding lens so it looks like Freshlook ish. Ideal for those people who like subtle kind of lenses. 

Enlargement 3/5 

Yes it helps enlarge the eyes but for me it doesn't make me look dolly enough if not for the color. You need to make an effort to make your eyes look bigger if you want to achieve the dolly puppy eyes look.

Color 5/5 

True to its color, light gray. There are lenses when worn look different. I'm not sure if it's applicable to all but there's this one green geo lens when I wore it looks blue green in my eyes

Comfort 4.5/5 

When first worn it's super comfortable  but recently whenever I wear it my eyes get super teary eyes at first but it gets comfortable after 15 minutes or so.

Design 4/5 

Super simple and it really reminds me of Freshlook with a cheaper price tag that is. A breather for those who want to try something new (w/o black rings) yet still wants that dolly effect.

Total Rating 4.5/5 

It's my first time trying Crystal lenses, at first I was worried because it's super cheap but local ulzzangs use it almost all the time so it pickup my curiosity. They really remind me of Freshlook contact lenses but without the heavy price tag. A must try to those who are not adventurous when it comes to buying huge contact lenses with black rings. Overall I'm satisfied with the lenses. Good for dolly looks and it's cheap. I got it at glamshoppeph

I bought 3 lenses from them and one of them is this. Will review the others as soon as I wear them.


This is not a sponsored post.

*I'm not recommending the shop since they took 2 weeks to reply to my inquires and they're not online most of the time. A friend of mine tried to order and still the same type of service, in the end she cancelled the order but in my case I already ordered and I am determined to try it but most probably I'll not order again even if she apologized because their service is still the same, My friend ordered after me so still the same kind of service.
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