FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by David Levithanā€™s Boy Meets Boy

Elaine:

Hey guys! I created a makeup look inspired by David Levithan’s novel,Ā Boy Meets Boy. Check it out on bookbed.org!

Originally posted on bookbed:

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A belated happy Valentineā€™s Day to you, Cheer Readers! As the love month is coming to a close, here is bookbedā€™s last hurrah for love. You never know, you might just meet the Noah to your Paul before this month ends, so itā€™s best to be prepared!

But first, if youā€™re new in bookbed (hey friend!), FaceBookIt is a segment where we come up with makeup looks based on our favorite book covers. To check out our previous looks, go ahead and click here.

bookbedā€™s theme for February is feelings~ so itā€™s totally right up my alley. Okay, maybe not. Anyway, this segment of FaceBookIt features Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. I read Boy Meets Boy several months ago so the details are not entirely fresh but whenever I see quotes from it on my feed, I remember how I felt when I first read it: happy.

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The Sunday Currently Vol. 6

reading

This week I finishedĀ All the Bright PlacesĀ by Jennifer Niven. This book is full of surprises and I’m sincerely looking forward to seeing its film adaptation. I’m starting a new book tonight. I’m leaning towards Caitlyn Moran’sĀ How to Build A Girl just because I foundĀ How to Be A WomanĀ to be a very fun read.

writing

Not writing anything else apart from this. I want to say I miss writing (anything be it a blog post or a stupid, senseless tweet) but I don’t.

listening

I have been listening to a lot of Elliott Smith on Spotify lately. Probably because it’s the “love month” or something. A few peopleĀ around me have been askingĀ me why I don’t have a boyfriend/girlfriend/significant other. I laugh my hysterical laugh every time.

watching

I just discovered Adult Wednesday Addams on YouTube, created by Melissa Hunter, and it is so spot on. So far, that’s all I’ve watched this week. I’ve been incredibly busy and I’m not only saying that to make myself feel better. I actually did a lot of things at work and my weekend was spent on a couch scrolling through social media feeds like a lunatic.

thinking

If I should continue BodPosFeb since I have skipped a lot of days already. I’m feeling like discontinuing the thing but my heart says no~

smelling

CBLT Mint Green tea. I drink this every time I feel like I’m going to have a respiratory distress coming. It’s a prevention type of thing with no therapeutical claims.

wishing

For more Adult Wednesday Addams episodes.

Hoping

kelly cutroneThat I can be as fucking cool as Kelly Cutrone. She is opinionated and could be annoying in ANTM but she is so successful. Girl knows what she wants and she gets it. I <3 U KELLY. (image source)

loving

The music video of Style. SO ART. Editing this must have been a pain in the butt.

lonely Starbucks loversAlso this PSA by Taylor Swift.

wanting

More time to do FaceBookIt looks. I’m *so* sorry. U_U

feeling

Antsy. I don’t know why.

Here is the original The Sunday Currently blog link up.

 

 

Celebrate Whiter and Firmer Valentineā€™s Day*

Valentineā€™s Day is just around the corner. It is a special occasion every couple is excited to celebrate. But to single ladies, V-day can be very tough. So they either sulk at home to celebrate singlehood, or pamper themselves with the right skincare products and eventually snag a date.

Gluta White and Firm is an advanced skin-whitening and skin-firming properties that will make every man swoon over your white and firm skin.

One of Gluta White and Firmā€™s active ingredients is glutathione. It is called by doctors as the ā€œmother of all antioxidants.ā€ Glutathione works by protecting the cells from harmful toxins. Surprisingly, its side effect is to lighten the color of the skin. It acts together with Clair Blanche, a fusion of 7 active ingredients that prevents melanin formation. This revolutionary whitening and firming product is clinically tested and proven effective by dermatologists.

Because whitening can never be enough, Gluta White and Firm has L-carnitine and Lipofirm to achieve lasting firmness. Both properties are effectively blended by dermatologists to break down fatty tissues, to tone body contours, and to lift sagged portions of the skin. Gluta White and Firmā€™s complete skincare products range from: Facial Wash, Soap, Facial Cream and Lotion.

Now, you can get a whiter, firmer skin this Valentineā€™s ā€“ even the man of your dreams.

*Press Release from JLC Miller

BodPosFeb: Day 1

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For the whole month of February I will be participating inĀ Body Positive February or BodPosFeb, a body positive challenge started by Tumblr user hourglassandclass. If you want to join, tag your responses with #bodposfeb.

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Today’s prompt is: Write about why you want to join this challenge.

I was raised in a household where being skinny is considered beautiful. I grew up hating what I looked like thinking I will forever be an outsider because I am fat. Even my own family admitted to my face that at times they were ashamed to be seen with me.

The reason I decided to take part in this challenge is because I want to spread the word about body positivity/acceptance. I want to be part of this wonderful revolution where everyone is accepted no matter how skinny or lumpy or curvy or fat your body is.

My experiences might be different from everyone else’s but the theme here is the same. I want to actively participate in getting rid of the stigma that there is only one kind of beautiful.

The Sunday Currently Vol. 5

Reading

I began 2014 a little fickle-minded. I started so many books but never got around to finish them. Classic me. Anyway, I am currently reading Me and Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews; its film adaptation gained so many great reviews at The Sundance Festival, and All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven which everyone says is a TFiOS x Eleanor & Park hybrid.

Writing

A hate-filled letter to Forever 21 Philippines. I might not send it because it has so much expletives it’s ridiculous. Whatever.

Listening

I saw the Australian comedy filmĀ The Little Death recently and heardĀ Light by Sleeping At Last. I’ve been listening to it non-stop since then.

Thinking

Lately I’ve been thinking of ways on how I can better myself. And cherry blossoms.

Smelling

Ranch dressing Ā (I’m eating chips dipped in ranch ahhhhhhh nom)

Wishing

I can save enough for a trip to Japan so I can drink butterbeer and get my own wand with my favorite people in the world.

Hoping

Same as wishing pls

Loving

Green mangoes yes sex party in my mouth

Wanting

note to self

To stumble upon affirmations like this everyday.

Needing

I need to seriously stop crying every time I watch puppies/dogs on YouTube so my mother doesn’t think I’m emotionally unstable.

Feeling

stubby blunt pencil

Photo by rubyetc who is a great artist IMHO. Buy her stuff here!

Clicking

Why People Hate Tess Munster (And Other Happy Fat People) by The Militant Baker is a good read. Tess recently broke the internet by being the first size 22 model signed to an ad agency.

Here is the original The Sunday Currently blog link up.

FOTD: They’re Real Push-Up Liner

I wanted to post a look using Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner, which I got from the last Benefit-exclusive BDJ Box. For the most part, I wanted to share how it looks and briefly discuss how I feel about it. Like a review but also a face of the day post, lol.

Here’s the look:

FOTD they're real push-up liner

When this came out, I was really excited. Finally, a gel liner in (sort of) pen form! It’s 2014, it’s okay to have nice things! Well, it wasn’t as easy as that.

In previous posts I may have already mentioned that Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner needs getting used to. To this day, I still have no idea if my struggle was caused by my n00b liner skills, the sample (it’s tiny), or the product itself. I have gel liners in pots and I mainly use my Sigma liner brush for those so this change was quite uncomfortable at first but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be okay, I guess.

benefit they're real push-up liner FOTD

Now that I’ve worked my way around my initial difficulty, I can say that yes, doing a winged eyeliner is super easy with They’re Real Push-Up Liner. Its angled tip is slightly flexible which gives you enough controlĀ to do a really smooth flick. The gel is the blackest I’ve ever wore, which is a plus.Ā It also dries semi matte, a thing I think most people look for in liners. And in case you are wondering, this gel liner, like the They’re Real Mascara, is a bitch to remove.

Benefit’s price point is a little steep and They’re Real Push-Up Liner is not an exception. It’s sold for PHP 1200 a piece. So does the performance justify the price? I think if you are starting out and you want something that is easy to use (once you get the hang of it), go get this. If you also travel a lot and you don’t want to bring an eyeliner AND an eyeliner brush, this is also highly recommended. As for me,Ā I don’t think it’s super essential in my kit.

FOTD they're real push up liner benefit

So, FOTD. The look is pretty simple. The focus of the look is the liner so I didn’t do anything crazy, lol. ;)

Products Used:

  • Benefit The Porefessional
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 153
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer inĀ Warm Natural
  • Benefit High Beam
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade inĀ Ebony
  • Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara
  • The Balm Bahama Mama
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush inĀ Mood Exposure
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L’AdoreeĀ (45)

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Cleansing Oil*

As someone with oily skin, I am quite terrified of cleansing oils or balms. But as a beauty enthusiast who spends hundreds of hours a weekĀ on the internet reading beauty blogs and watching product review videos,Ā I can’t help myself from feelingĀ curious. When gurus are talking about muslin cloths, skin as soft as a baby’s bottom, and all that jazz, I go, “Da fuq did she say?! I want what she’s having.”

Of course, I didn’t even let myself go near cleansing oils and balms then. My n00b self thoughtĀ I can’t add more oil to an already oily surface. And after over a year of erase-and-rewind with cleansing oils/balms, Lady LuckĀ presented an opportunity for me to experience it in the form of Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Cleansing Oil*.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Oil review

Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Cleansing OilĀ claims to comfortably cleanse, nurture skin, and provide superior makeup removal. It also promises to deep cleanse using natural oils that can dissolve dirt, oil, and impurities.

Philosophy packaging is always on point, at least for me. It’s simple and easy on the eyes. I’m not fond of reading ingredients and PR verbiageĀ on the packaging of products with the exception of Philosophy because look at that beauty. It makes me feel good on the inside.

So, I’ve been using this oil cleanser day and night for over two weeks and I made sure I apply my regular skin care andĀ makeup everyĀ morningĀ so I have something to cleanse later in the day.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Oil

ItĀ is a bit runny, definitely thinner than most cleansing oils in the market which I like because it’s easier for me to control how much product I am using and distributing on my face. It has a slight floral and olive oil(ish) scent but it doesn’t stay on long after you’re done washing your face.

Review: Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Oil

What you do is apply a tiny bit of Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Cleansing Oil on your dry face and gently massage it onĀ to break downĀ the makeup. I’ve tried this on my eyes with waterproof liners and mascaras that are known to be colossal pains in the butt to remove (ahem, Benefit They’re Real) and it did not disappoint. It didn’t sting my eyes or gave me underwater vision. The best part? You don’t need muslin cloths. You just rinse your face with water.

After cleansing with Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Oil

To non-believers, here is a cotton pad with a small amount of Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle SolutionĀ that I swiped on my entire face after I washed with Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Oil Cleanser and rinsed with water. You can barely see anything there.

As for the skin care claims, it did not break me out or gave me weird rashes. Usually scented products make me itch but this did not. My skin feels clean, soft, and moisturized after washing.

The bottomline is: I love Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Oil Cleanser. I think itĀ is a great introduction to cleansing oils, if you are really keen on getting your oil/balm on. Will I repurchase? I think we already know I will.

If you are looking into getting this, I have a discount code for 15% off on all first time ordersĀ made before April 30th at Luxola. Just use BLX-ZAPANTAĀ at checkout. :)

Please be reminded that the offer is not valid on non-discountable brands such as the following:

Dercos by Vichy
Dr. Wu Clinical Skincare
Real Techniques
SkinCeuticals
Sigma BeautyVichy
ZOEVA
Origins
Sacha Juan

*PR Sample. I was not compensated for this review. This post contains affiliate links.