Friday, July 22, 2016

What's inside my Kikay Kit?

Alow~ Yes hello girls, I can't believe it's already Saturday tomorrow. It's finally my rest day! I am looking forward into learning a lot of stuff during my free time this weekend which includes *drum roll* baking!~ Its cold and it is the best time to bake. I would love to try cupcakes this time around.

And so, before tomorrow comes, I will let you take a quick peek at my makeup whatnots. <3

Yay, so I do have the same makeup routine everyday. Skipping the mascara and eye lash curling (I keep on losing eye lash huhu)

Here is what I have in my makeup kit, some which I have reviewed already. Pretty basic without my favorite Avon nude and brown eye shadow palette and Tonymoly backgel eyeliner which I don't lug around since I don't reapply them.

  1. Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream - I am yet to review this one. But this is a good bb cream. Like I always say I like multi-purpose products because I am always in a hurry during mornings!
  2. Silkywhite 2 way powder Foundation - velvety powder anyone? I also use this as my touch up powder.
  3. Tonymoly Tony Tint Delight - great for gradient lips
  4. Tonymoly Face Mix Concealer - it doesn't last whole day so need to reapply
  5. Nichido Cheek Mousse in Pink Champagne - nicely blushed on cheeks.
  6. Pinkies Collection in LP-01 - baby pink color similar to Sophie Martin's summer pink.
  7. Fashion21 lipstick in Apricot - neutral peachy color that looks very natural when applied lightly.
  8. Contact Lens Case - in case I need to change into my glasses
  9. Nail cutter -just felt like bringing it with me
  10. Hair clip! -for getting rid of my bangs if I have a bad bangs hair day. haha.
  11. Avon Clearskin Acne gel -for sudden breakouts. yikes.
  12. Vaseline Lip Therapy Balm in Cherry -keeps my lips moisturized!

Even though I still buy beauty items I make it to a point that I just buy what I need (for now). Most will be repurchase of products I really use. Let us congratulate ourselves for saving. The cold weather makes less room for melted makeup. Yahoo~ :)

I would be ending my post with Oh my girl's - Closer. They are very synchronized and the song has this very cool mysterious vibe to it. 

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated 

Event: Adopt-a-Kitten CARA Welfare Phils

We are all beautiful in the eyes of God!~

Good morning gals, I would like to share the little event wherein you can adopt a new baby for your home. Fluffy and cute cuddly kitties are up for adoption this Sunday.
I want all of the babies to find their new home, and I know we all have this reserved space for these little angels.

I have a very big space for cats in my heart, its just that in my home there is just little to what I can offer. Right now we have 2 dogs, 1 cat and 1 bird. But I would really love to keep another kitty.

"A home for rescued kitten/s, we would like to invite you to drop by Cat Cafe Manila on July 24, 2016 (Sunday) from 8:30-11:30 am. We have a lot of kittens (age ranging from 1-6 months) needing a home and a family to love them as their own.

Cat Cafe Manila is located at 2nd Floor, 189 Maginhawa corner Makadios Street, Diliman, Quezon City. Some of our adoptable adult cats will also be there in the cafe.
If you are not interested in adopting at the moment, we hope you can help us share and spread the word so we can find loving homes to all our rescued kittens."

‪#‎adoptakitten‬ ‪#‎adoptionevent‬ ‪#‎adoptdontshop‬

So there you go, its just at Maginhawa Street of Quezon City, let us spread the love and adopt till there are no stray cats in the streets of Manila.
Kudos to CARA Welfare Phils for making this possible~ <3

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Althea Korea PH Turns One!

Time flies so fast! So it was a year ago since the launch of Althea Philippines. Today is the start of Althea Philippine's Birthday celebration!

Shopping with Althea for Authentic Korean Beauty items is not just quick but also affordable. Compared to most online shops, I must say you can never go wrong with Althea. They continue to expand more and more as they offer brands from Korea which I've not heard of. Althea even have door to door shipping which is very awesome when you know how bad it is to pickup an item in customs.

Items are carefully wrapped with bubble wrap and comes in a dainty pink and pretty sturdy box.

They have so many surprises going on:

1.) For orders placed on 20th July onwards, you'll receive Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit. 
*While stocks last.

Look how the cute box became cuter! I really like how they package our k-items. Fuuu~

2.) Althea Birthday Giveaway: Pick 3 best sellers and get 100% rebate!
They offer a list of products wherein we can get 100% rebate in form of Althea Points! More reasons to shop more. I love freebies~

3.) The Special First 1500 Shoppers gets free limited goodie bag. 
*One per person until stock is available*

4.) Althea Turns 1 Contest: Attractive Prizes waiting
They've just shared a new contest in their Facebook Page. The Althea Instagram Contest starts today!
Althea Instagram contest
Wish Althea A Happy Birthday on Instagram from 20/7/16 - 15/8/16 using Althea's Birthday Party Kit to be in the running to win amazing prizes worth 10,000,000krw in total to be given away <3
How To Join?
1. Get your Althea Birthday DIY Party Kit when you shop from 20/7 onwards on While stocks last.
2. Snap a selfie with your party hat & wish us a Happy Birthday on Instagram with hashtag ‪#‎AltheaTurns1‬ ‪#‎AltheaKorea‬ to stand a chance to win amazing prizes from Althea Korea.

5.) Back to back sale!!!
A lot of your favorite korean beauty items are on promo sale, they even have April Skin now. One thing I spotted is the 30% off Argan Glow Hair Oil!
Light formula, glowy hair, moisturizing, vitamin + nutrients and elegant fragrance!

~Gotta be a Happy go Lucky Shopper!~

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated 


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Korean Beauty Tips from Nine Muses

I really love the flawless skin of koreans. Majority of them are literally poreless, yes even the guys. Phew~ below are random korean beauty tips I found, which I will be trying so soon!

Photo not mine, credits
1.) Natural green tea pack whitens skin and reduces acne [Euaerin]
I was browsing youtube for new videos (eherm from kpop idols of course) when I saw Star Beauty Show episode featuring Nine Muses.

For minimum cost and maximum effect, use mixture of:
Yolk + flour + green tea powder = Whitening effect
In 1:1:1 ratio, apply mixture on face, leave for 20 minutes and wash off. Your face will look much whiter. They say it will clean the face and it will give a whitening effect. Natural green tea pack whitens skin and reduces acne.
Me: Im'ma try this later!!!

2.) One cup of water in the morning as soon as you wake up [Eun Ji]
Kicks metabolism and expels waste from body.

3.) Everytime you put on makeup, think the most important is cleansing [Lee Sem] 
Not cleansing properly will trigger pimples or rash. Wash with cleansing oil once or thrice with cleansing foam. Put moisturizing cream when your face is fresh and clean to wake up with nice skin.

4.) On natural bare face, focus on lips! [Hyemi]
Make lips the main point, to bring out the lips use orange or red instead of nude tone. Hot pink can be a burden but still looks pretty if put on normally or if you do the gradation lip it will look even better.

5.) Use shadows to make shades around the eyes, it will look much deeper 
Don't just focus on eye liners, but use shadows to make shades around the eyes. It will feel and look much deeper. Stick shadows can let you draw shadows on which is much easier.

6.) Eyebrow mascara is a must for people with bright hair
Eyebrow mascara gives better color to brows. People who like lighter eyebrows use it.

7.) Blemish concealer key point for transparent makeup
Use concealing pencil to cover spots.

Their korean beauty tips surely enlightened me, sometimes I just feel too tired to cleanse, (Lee Sem eonnie you're my life saver!) I also have a favorite beauty blogger right now and she is *drum roll* Daddoa!~ <3

Have you heard or tried the korean beauty tips listed above?

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Review: Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++

"Sometimes I pretend to be normal but it gets boring so I go back to being me~"

Last night I asked one of my bosses what do they call the white japanese doll they hang on windows when its raining. After a while he returned and showed the doll he made out of tissue! I found out its called rain doll or 'teru teru bozu'. It is usually hanged upright in the hopes of making the rain stop but yet when its turned upside down it becomes a prayer for rain. Neat huh? Magically the rain stopped a few minutes after the doll was hanged on our office door. Sugoi~ (cool)

Today I've just published a page that will be updated daily with the current shopping sales in the Metro. Feel free to bookmark or share sales you might know here: Shopping Sale Alert 2016. The product I will review for today is Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ in Light beige No. 21.

What is it?
Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream offers a novel skincare concept with BB cream, which lightens skin tone by healing visible wrinkles and blemishes with excellent skin-cover ability and prevents skin aging through effective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties.

A closer look to the box
Yes it does contain paraben and mineral oil, if you might be wondering...

 They have some other shades, I swatched Shade No. 23 in their kiosk in Landmark but its a bit darker than me. I was afraid for it to oxidize on me so I chose a lighter shade.

Classy maroon color for the plastic tube. The pump is working perfectly and dispenses just the right amount of product each and every time.

I have high expectation with Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream, its really a popular product. Upon using it I can say the coverage is in between light to medium. I only need 1-2 pump to cover my face so I think this will last me a long time.

I don't have dark eye circles but it surely brightens up my under eye area. For dark marks or red pimples I needed some concealer to cover it up. I think I will need a green concealer to cross out the redness. It also minimizes my pores for a while until by the time that it blends with my skin tone. I like that it also moisturizes my skin and it doubles as a sunblock. 42 PA+++ sun protection is awesome, but maybe its also the reason why it gives this weird gray cast. I won't try getting near a flash from a camera while I am wearing this.

To tell you honestly, this bb cream feels heavy. I always make sure that there is no bb residue left behind after washing because it can surely lead to a bad breakout. It also can't be used alone because it makes my face sticky like it'll attract all the dust and pollution by the time I go out of the house. I lightly dust powder on top of Missha M Perfect Cover and I am good to go.

How much and where to buy?
₱560.00 at Althea

What I love
  • Coverage is light to medium and acts like second skin
  • Doesn't break me out
  • Smells like flowers <3
  • Minimizes appearance of pores
  • Brightens under eye area
  • Blends with the skin after a few minutes
  • Moisturizing and doesn't accentuate dry patches
  • Stays all day
  • Makes me look like I'm fresh and blooming (lol)
  • Affordable!
What I don't
  • Can be layered but might not give enough coverage
  • Gray cast on flash camera
  • A bit heavy and sticky on humid days
  • Contains paraben and mineral oil
Try using brush to distribute the product evenly on your face
If using cream blush use it after using the bb cream

Will I repurchase? 
Yes! I recommend this to busy girls like me who likes multi-purpose products.

Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream is a great bb cream for the price. I can't say anything more, the coverage, the scent, sturdy packaging and the SPF 42 PA+++

Aju Nice!~ Seventeen's newest comeback. I love this song right now~
I'm off to a dance practice later. A great way to break my work - house routine yay <33

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Friday, July 15, 2016

Shopping Sale Alert 2016

I will try to keep this as updated as possible, these are the current online and offline sales around the metro! If you know current sale not included in this list, feel free to share in the comments section below and I'll update the list.

What: SM 3 Day Sale
When: July 15-17, 2016
Where: SM North EDSA, Sucat, San Pablo, Lanang
Up to 50% off on great finds, SMAC exclusives, BDO rebates, and a chance to win a smartwatch from Globe!

What: Beautymnl Epid Mid-year Sale
When: Selected items only until July 31,2016
Up to 70% off on 900+ items from 89 of the biggest brands

What: Zalora Christmas in July
When: Brand exclusions apply* until Jul 15-18,2016
Where: Christmas in July
Up to 70% off + 20% off use code: XMAS20
Minimum spend of P3500

What: Althea turns 1
When: July 20 onwards
100% rebate on selected items, free limited goodie bags and more sale!

*I'm open for product reviews/ sponsorship/ ads and collaborations etc. please email me at: sparkliecandy(at)gmail(dot)com
Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Sale Alert: Ellana Minerals + Free Samples!

Online & Offline SALE
15% off on All Refills, 20% off on all Pressed Items this July 2016.
Visit our Online Shop @ or visit us at the cosmetics department of Landmark Trinoma.

And yes they are on sale! I even had a chance to get Ellana Minerals free sample of their powder foundation in different shades and as well as their Sheer Velvet Powder (a dupe for Eshiko setting powder) I will surely buy my refill before the sale ends!

*I'm open for product reviews/ sponsorship/ ads and collaborations etc. please email me at: sparkliecandy(at)gmail(dot)com
Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated 

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