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 This is the last of my bb sample set from Skin79.  I think I saved the best for last.

Literature I found online regarding this bb:

from: Sasa

Skin 79 Diamond Collection Luminous Pearl Beblesh Balm is a brush-up Beblesh Balm that performs a gorgeous look with pearly glow.

With the patented Nano Silk Particle and the specially-designed brush, it allows better adherence for a fine and glowing makeup finish. Various nutrients are contained for healthy and dewy skin.

how to use it

Suggested skin care routine: cleanser>toner>lotion> Luminous Pearl Beblesh Balm

Apply a proper amount. Blend it evenly to entire face. For areas with enlarged pores or blemish, tip the cream on troubled points for better concealing effect. Afterwards, you may apply loose powder or foundation for a long-lasting nude makeup look.

To clean the brush: Rotate and take out the brush. Wash it with neutral cleanser. Towel dry. When it is completely dry, you may reinstall the brush.

ingredients

Nano Silk Particle: It refines lines.

Hiahruronson: It hydrates and repairs skin.

Peptide MX Complex: It hydrates skin.

Seramiayideu: It hydrates skin.

Caviar: Enriched with protein, amino acid, vitamins and minerals, It conditions skin for better radiance and elasticity.

Amethyst: It relieves fatigue skin.

Chamomile Extract: It relives fatigue and protects skin from environmental aggressions.

Diamond: It leaves skin radiant.

Ruby: It improves skin’s softness

Coenzyme Q10: It protects skin from environmental aggressors.

Tocopheryl Acetate: It provides skin with moisture and freshness.

Purslane Extract: It comforts damaged skin and hydrates dehydrated skin.

Aloe: It restores skin’s elasticity.

Pearl: It hydrates skin.

this is one pricey bb then with all those precious minerals. LOL

It starts out your regular bb/foundation

 but that finish, let me just say it’s better than my photoready.  this is smooth and not as chunky.

 yet you still see of the shimmers

 on my face, it brightens up the tops of my cheeks,  but unfortunately just like the photoready, this provides very little coverage.

 not too reflective with flash photography.

 once applied on my entire face and finished with my current finishing powder.

this actually reminds me, as in really reminds me of the lioele highlighter bb and they are even packaged the same as well.

Likes:

  • the finish – it’s slightly finer than my photoready
  • consistency is foundationy so it’s easy to apply, not chunky
  • does not cake up
  • actually lasted all day despite the supposed shiny shimmering splendor
  • i only have to blot the oil from my nose and forhead once in an entire shift.
  • didn’t break me out
  • not reflective in flash photography 
  • BUT is actually brightening
  • did not accent my pores (make my pores look bigger)
  • very mild scent
Dislikes:
  • no sun protection
  • light coverage, as in very very light coverage 
  • funny ingredients
  • in the Philippines this is not readily available and have to be ordered online
Do I recommend this? yes, to those who have near perfect skin and want a subtle dewy finish
Will I purchase the full size?  probably the compact 😛
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So where was I…oh yes, my weekly bb cream feature.  (blog post on exactly where i was these past couple of days by tomorrow).

This is BB cream #2 from my Skin79 sample collection.  and this is the one favored, if my memory serves me correctly, by Nikki, and i think she likes it so much she got a second bottle!  and i think i’m leaning to agree with her on this one, too!  AND SHE AND I HAVE DIFFERENT SKIN TYPES HA.  

so here it is.  one of the pioneer bb creams in the market.  skin79.  this one promises whitening, has some sunscreen, and claims that after consistent use it will improve the appearance of ones’ wrinkles.

and this IS your classic bb cream.  it’s on the beigey kinda gray thick cream

but woot, once it blends!

can you see how it gave me coverage but didn’t overwhelm me by making me look overly made up? purrrfect for summer! (ok fine, look at my under eye area, and my cheeks, how it evened out my skin tone from dull to well, not dull :P)

photo below is taken with flash 

photo below without flash, less shadowy under my right eye compared to my left eye (the one with the mole under it)

Likes:

 

  • easy to apply
  • no gray caste
  • no harsh skin reaction, new zit, no milla, or an increase number of black/white heads
  • evened out my skin tone
  • medium coverage, the right amount of coverage i need now that my skin has healed
  • 3.5 out of 5 in oil control
  • good shade match with the skin of my neck
  • easy to remove or clean off my face
  • for something 40g it’s only PhP880 from kkochipida
  • the full size has a pump
Dislikes:
  • spf 25 pa ++ for today’s standard’s that is no longer current.  it should be at least spf30 pa +++ even for indoors
  • not locally available, luckily, my suki carries it
Will I purchase the full size – it is in the realm of possibility 
Do I recommend – yep

 

So yeah, bagayan ba daw yung tube with the lipstick? (matchy matchy lippy with the bb cream tube?) Lol.  and no i’m not gonna comment on the word bebelish.  i’m pretty sure many bloggers have made fun, scrutinized and just said huh? at that word

At sa wakas, finally, I get to try this bb cream, one of the most famous bb creams of all time.  The reason why I never got around to this bb cream is because it isn’t available locally, and by the time I had gotten addicted to bb creams, there were so many other bb creams in the market that are available in manila and a lot cheaper, too

The full size of this is a cannister like doohicky with a pump.  It has all the bells and whistles of a bb cream, the whitening, the anti aging, the spf, the moisturizing, the cure for cancer, the solution to metro manila’s traffic, and of course, world peace.

I’ve been using this bb cream this week and well no world peace, and it was extremely traffic the past few days because ‘they’ think painting the underpass at farmers in cubao is not putting a flower on top of shizz.  

I’m glad I only got a sample size of this bb. 

The coverage is so so – light to medium.  Not much in the pore coverage dept.

I’m not much into whitening so I don’t care about that.

At least it has spf 25 and pa ++ good enough for indoors.

Oil control- almost 0 I have to blot off the oils about every 2 hours

I also look too made up or at least I think my face looks too fair.  I had to apply my yellow like really yellow base foundation, my kanebo liquid mineral foundation to balance it out a bit.

So I’m not a fan of this bb cream, at least it hasn’t broken me out even through this hell week and my period, so in that regard, job well done to this bb cream.

Will I buy the full size? Nope, I have other and bb creams that are far better than this.

Do I recommend- nope specially for women with oily combination skin.  this is probably better for ladies with drier skin.

This made me miss last week’s bb cream from nature republic, lol

 

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Some of you who liked my facebook page may have seen my HK travels album here and saw that HK is indeed a shopping city LOL.  the hubby and i were there for three days and half.  we did the nathan road shopping thing.

and naturally, since my current addiction is Laneige, i came home with a few goodies from that brand.  full sized items are cheaper in Manila.  but the sample sizes are found in HK and are for sale O_o.  the water sleeping pack was about 800+ on the street, i just didn’t get it since at the time i haven’t really tried it, and i already have several sample size of the water sleeping pack for me to try.  oh yeah, next to bonjour and the body shop, laneige stores were abound.

apart from sasa, that sold samples from guerlain to estee lauder to elizabeth arden, colour mix was a store i visited in two locations.  they carried lioele, skin79, the face shop and this taiwanese brand called shills.

i got these at sasa.  ah the famous dollywink.  kala ko naman kung ano, maganda pa packaging ng ever b at careline or halos pareho lang.

In Macau though, at the Venetian, i found this boutique, phew! one boutique to conquer all!  It’s a Korean cosmetics shop!  oo may Laneige din dyan, samwerz.  spotted, etude house and tony moly!

 and a section dedicated to that slave management label called sment, phfft.  yep, the sales girl said that they were commissioned by sment to sell their original and official SMEnt merch.  (sment is the label that manages super kpop groups like super junior, tvxq, shinee, and girls generation, not to mention kpop mainstay BoA). so here below are the uber expensive mugs, clear file folders, and other office supplies with our favorite kpop idols.

From that store i came away with my missha snail cream set and a holika holika tinted lip balm/gloss.  from that purchase they gave me their sweetmay makeup case and a face cream/essence in a sachet. 

so yeah, sa Macau yung may libre.  so it really is a Korean thing to give away freebies with purchase.  the Laneige store in Harbour city mall didn’t give didleee squat, hay, it was about 500 bucks cheaper at Laneige harbour city mall branch but well, from the point of view of a pinoy, pupunta  ka pa ng hk para makatipid ng 500, eh di well, sa shangri la na lang or trinoma (moa or robinson’s place) for your laneige fix may libre ka pang kung ano anong anik anik, sa hk wala!

back in Hong Kong.  theBenj found Sino center for me, this hole in the wall vira mall type of mall (circa 1980’s as in before the fire vira mall).  this is the place to buy kpop official and unofficial merch.  the big bang stuff is official while the leader stuff well, fanmade.  

From Page One i got a catalogue mag.  these asian magazines often include goodies with the mag.  the tweens often by the mag for the goodies.  this was the last copy of this Arashi mag.  and this mag made miss my sister in Asian-pop madness, Dek.  ayan nakunan ko na ng picture.  the bag stays but once i’ve taken photo’s of jun, i’ll ship the mag off to you na.  i used that bag at the office xmas party lmao!

Along Nathan road, there are side streets, one of them is Shun Yee street and on one corner there is camille road.  at that area i found this st francis/vira mall type of boutique (so no fitting allowed) where the prices of the clothes are half the price compared to most of the clothes i’ve seen so far through the many malls along nathan road.  the name of the store is in fashion.

for the office i got a few blouses.

a dress for date night ^_^

ahhh well y’all know i can’t keep away for the corally-peachy blouses.

and a pair of hose(s)

a nice blouse for the Christmas party.

which i wore at the Christmas party.

below is the black vest thing.

all the blouses didn’t go over 450 O_o where as compared to the malls, both in HK and in Manila, blouses of such designs would go for double those prices. hahaha i am proud to say, including the boots from naf naf, my entire outfit for the Christmas party was roughly about PhP1200 O_0 oo, HKD50 (around 300peTot) lang yung leggings with felt type of fabric the blouse was only HKD49 (around 280petoTs) so around PhP500 blouse and pants na.  then the naf naf boots were on half off sale last oct ba yun, so asa 700 or less. hahaha.  sorry peeps, i’d rather spend on skin care than on clothes.  though that may change as well. but i’m far from posting outfits of the day, but who knows, there’s a korean owned store in greenhills with roughly the same prices as this in fashion shop in HK 

disclaimer:

except for the holiday edition lip duo and blush from laneige, the items above are Christmas + 8th year anniv gifts to me from the hubby.  so to the judgmental people out there, eh well, grind your teeth for all i care. 

hahahaha may ganon? la lang each time i post a haul vid on my youtube channel, as in each time, i have a thumbs down. like i said grind your teeth hahaha

 

are we traveling again soon? maybe, i’m hoping to catch leader in Sg, or once big bang releases their new album in 2012, and when they tour, i’m hoping to catch them in BKK or Sg (historically, they have not visited HK, but who knows..)


i kinda liked the weather in HK it was winter but the temps were only around 16 degrees.  it was Macau that was bitingly cold at 11 degrees with WIND.  i loved the fact that my makeup didn’t melt of regardless of the long walks hahaha.  i hardly blotted the oils off my nose!


ahhhh til we meet again.  nga pala HINDI KO NAHANAP ANG REVLON LIP BUTTER anywhere.  and halos ka presyo lang ng pinas ang revlon photoready O_o at mas ok ang duty free ng changi airport compared sa hk hayz hehehe marami na daw ako nabili sabi ni Lord hahaha.


til next time folks 😉


Recently, i’ve been getting questions on where i buy my korean cosmetics and skin care, especially the brands that are not available in the west and more to the point, the Philippines.i’ve edited and re-uploaded one of my recent videos to contain only stuff i’ve gotten from my suki kkchopida~Charmaineone of my trusted and reliable sellers from multiply.as you know, nothing in this world perfect, that includes even my friendliest suki, Charmaine.  but guess what, she makes up for it and she takes care of her long time buyers.i’d would just like to add that she didn’t ask me to make this entry, she didn’t ask me to endorse or advertise her site.  this is simply my way of saying thank you and for making me feel special.  that’s how Charmaine takes care of her customers, just check out her feedback page and you’ll see.