Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kiss Me: Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm 7-Day Test and Full Review

* This is not a sponsored post. Item was purchased by my own money and what's written here are based on my own experiences.
** I was supposed to post this last Sunday night, but we have been to my husband's cousin's wedding and was so tired when we got home. Editing (cropping and watermarking) the pictures took me some time. All pictures were raw, they were not enhanced. Sorry if the pics didn't give justice to the effect, I used only a webcamera.




I was finally able to purchase Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm! I've been wanting to have this ever since Maybelline released it but for some reasons, I couldn't purchase it right away.

A Little Info About My Lips...

My lips are dark and pigmented. Maybe due to putting on lipsticks and lip glosses. I love layering lip products as they help conceal my dark lips. People would say I probably smoke, because that's one of the reasons why lips darken. But I don't smoke. I hate smoking. I love drinking coffee (like my Nikki Eonni) and now, I am into my Korean Red Ginseng Tea. Those were probably the culprits of my sad, dark puckers…

Anyway...


Facts about Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm: Photos grabbed from Maybelline Philippine's Facebook Fan Page (click to "Like"!). 

Super want!!! =D

Proven Results

 The secret... 

Variants



Here's my 7-day test and full review on it. Hope it helps! ^__^


Warning! Loads of lip photos ahead!!! >__<


Day 1
Dark, pigmented lips. A little dry from talking a lot from my classes.

Without Baby Lips

With Baby Lips

Day 2
Lips has lightened slightly and was softer and smoother even without the application of Baby Lips. ^__^

Without Baby Lips


With Baby Lips

Day 3
Lips are showing nice improvement. Color is changing to pale pink tone without Baby Lips. Lips become smoother with Baby Lips on.

With Baby Lips

With Baby Lips

With Baby Lips

Day 4
My lips are turning to a pale pink shade. The dark areas are becoming lesser in appearance. Lips are much softer and smoother. I exfoliated my lips with a facial sponge then applied Baby Lips.

*I think I over-exfoliated because the middle part of my lower lip seemed to have a very, very thin layer of skin left, I thought I made a hole! Teehee! Nevertheless, I still applied Baby Lips before going to bed. Even hubby asked me to swipe a little of it on his chapped lips. =D

 Without Baby Lips


 Without Baby Lips


Without Baby Lips

With Baby Lips

 With Baby Lips


With Baby Lips

Day 5
Lips are a little red from exfoliating (too much? =D) yesterday. Lips are lighter in appearance. The middle part of my lower lip has healed  already (Wow! So fast!!! Baby Lips worked wonders overnight!). I love how my lips looked now! The dark areas have not faded yet, but are less pigmented. I can't get enough of pouting and staring at my lips in the mirror on my work table! =D

 Without Baby Lips


Without Baby Lips

 With Baby Lips


 With Baby Lips


With Baby Lips


I was offline on Days 6-7 (reason I couldn't take photos) so, to compensate for that, I posted Day 8.

Day 8
Lips are softer, has less lines and darkening lessened. I think I should keep up the habit of exfoliating my lips once a week and keep re-applying my Baby Lips Lip Balm. =)

Without Baby Lips

 With Baby Lips


With Baby Lips


Ready to Kiss!!!

Photo Credits

What I love about it...
  • Glides on smoothly
  • Smells nice
  • Clear color - well, so-so about it. I love wearing lipsticks to give my lips a splash of color but then, if this is to improve the overall condition of my lips, then, I guess, it’s okay. =D
  • Has SPF 20 - Good for people who are always out
  • Results are visible in just a few days (depending on lip condition)
  • Affordable! ^__^


What I don't love about it...
  • None!!! It's SO good!!! ^__^


Price:

For only P79.00, you'll get baby soft lips in ONE WEEK! ^__^


Where to buy?

Available in Watson's and leading department stores nationwide.

Whom would I recommend this to?

I would definitely recommend this to every one, girls and boys alike, who suffers from dark and chapped lips. Also good for people who wear lipsticks and glosses a lot.


Rating:


5 out of 5
Mwuah! Mwuah! Love it!!!
^__^

Tips:
  • Apply before putting on lipstick or lip gloss.
  • Exfoliate lips to shed away the layer of dead skin.
  • Reapply as needed. As what was printed in the packaging: "Reapply when lips are exposed to strong sun, wind and cold for maximum protection."


So... I expect my lips to be uber kissable after 8 weeks! Fighting!

For now, I'll learn how to kiss from Sebastian...

Isn't he so cute? Haha! =D

I will stock up on this amazing lip balm! Yeah, Jagi (my hubby), call me hoarder, but I super love it! Don't tell me you don't! Hahaha!!! ^__~

Have you tried this lip balm? What are your thoughts and observations?

Here's a big, plump kiss from Sebastian!!!



Have a great day!

^__^



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Friday, February 10, 2012

♥♥♥ FOTD 021012: Pinay Ulzzang ♥♥♥

The following post is actually my entry to a contest. Wanna join? Click here*! ^__^
*Philippine/Manila-based only.

FOTD 021012: Pinay Ulzzang
Pardon the eye bags, I woke up really early today and wasn't able to go back to sleep for creepy reasons... x__x

MY INSPIRATION: Korean Ulzzang

I was inspired by the Korean Beauty. Let's admit it, Korean wave has hit the Philippines and one of the things that has caught the Pinays' and Pinoys' attention is the goddess-like beauty of the Koreans. They have fair complexion with cutesy smiling eyes that melt your heart out.

Therefore, I'll call this look "Pinay Ulzzang". It's enhancing the Filipina beauty using the techniques that Koreans use to be "ulzzangs" (lit: best face). It is basically improving the appearance of the skin with the use of BB Cream, enhancing (and for some of them, enlarging) the eyes, giving the cheeks a subtle blush and giving the lips a natural pink hue for that all natural look. ^__^

 Pa-cute! XD

Wacky poses galore! >__<

PRODUCTS USED:

FACE:
Purederm Magic BB Cream
Nichido Final Powder in So Natural
e.l.f Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder (used only the blush)


EYES:
e.l.f Eye Primer and Liner Sealer
Nichido Pearl Eye Shadow Palette (used the white and shimmery pink shade as base and lids)
Fanny Serrano Four Colour Eyeshadow in Earth (used the brown shade for the crease)
Fanny Serrano Soft Eye Pencil in Black
e.l.f Eyeshadow Quad (used the black shade to set and smudge the eyeliner)
Milani Build-a-Lash
Fashion 21 Waterproof Mascara (for the lower lash)
Lancome Quad (An old one, used the Ash Brown for the brows)


LIPS:
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Smoothing Cherry
Maybelline Volume Seduction XL Lip Plumper in Proud Pink


HAIRSPIRATION (hair inspiration):
Min Ah of Girl's Day in Twinkle Twinkle MV


 Hair in a high pony tail


Curled fringe


Check out their cute video below:




My review for the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm is on its way! Two more days to go!!! ^__^

For my initial thoughts about it, click here. =)

Happy Friday! ^__^


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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Mwuah! Mwuah! My Initial Thoughts on Maybelline Baby Lips Lipbalm




Maybelline Baby Lips Lipbalm in Smoothing Cherry

I've been wanting to get my hands on this baby ever since Maybelline has posted them on their FB page mainly because I wanted to find a product that would help lighten and moisturize my lips. I am not a smoker, I am just fond of using lipsticks, lip glosses and other lip products to conceal my dark lips. However, I realized that it's a mistake to conceal the lips using lipstick and similar products. There are times that I want to go bare faced, but my lips won't cooperate - they either go dry or be really pigmented.  =(

Last time I've been to SM San Lazaro, I was with my sister-in-law, she asked me to go with her because she's buying something.  We went to the department store for some reasons. I saw the Maybelline stall and decided to check if they have the lipbalms already. My sister-in-law wanted to buy one, too, when she saw me looking at them. She told me, "I want one, too. But we're not allowed to wear  dark colored lipstick/make-up at work now."  She asked me to pick a nice shade for her and since only there were only three out of the four variants were available, I had to choose between Smoothing Cherry, Energizing Orange and Relieving Menthol. My pick is Smoothing Cherry, but there was only one left. I told her to get the Energizing Orange but she doesn't want to. I asked the SA if they still have stocks of the Cherry variant but she said there's none, convincing me to get the Menthol one instead. My sis-in-law is pregnant and she can't use the menthol one, so I told the SA, "No, thanks. She can't use mentholated ones since she's pregnant." I let her buy the cherry one and walked home with nothing.

So, last Sunday, when my hubby and I went to SM San Lazaro, I decided to drop by the department store after my hair cut. I saw that the Cherry variant was out-of-stock in the Maybelline stall again and sadly walked away. I thought I could never get hold of it until… we saw all of the variants at Watson's! I even got confused at which variant to get, the Smoothing Cherry or the Anti-Oxidant Berry. In the end, Smoothing Cherry won! Haha! =D

Happy with the hair, happy with the lipbalm! ^__^

On Monday, before starting my lip-drying classes, I gleefully applied on the lipbalm on my lips and bam! My lips were moisturized in an instant. I also couldn't resist looking at my lips at the mirror because they look less pigmented and so supple! ^__^

 Day 1 with Baby Lips

 Day 1 with Baby Lips

Day 2 without Baby Lips

 Day 2 with Baby Lips

I am hoping that it would really do wonders on my puckers. Aside from my eyes, my lips are what people also usually notice. That's why I want to lessen the dark pigmentation and achieve that natural pink lips look. Oh! How I wish!

I am having high expectations on this product!

Maybelline Baby Lips, don't fail me! Aja!!! ^__^



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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Remember: Your Focus Determines Your Reality.


Relive the moment!!!


My hubby would definitely go crazy once he finds out about this... =D

He is one big Star Wars fan!!!





One of the best lines from Star Wars Episode 1:

"You can't stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting." 
- Schmi Skywalker



In 3D Theaters February 9th!!!



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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Holidays 2011

OH MY GOD!!! I ALMOST FORGOT THIS POST! IT'S ALREADY FEBRUARY 1st!!! o__O


Anyway... 





Super delayed post but let me share you stuff that I got during the Christmas Holiday 2011...

Handmade Christmas Cards from my Students

All the way from Jeju, Korea! ^__^

From Julia

Look at theat cute Pucca! I remember Ms. Nikki Eonni!!! ^__^

Santa said, "I will give Angel a gift."

It says:

Dear Teacher Angel

Hello~
I am Julia.
And Christmas is coming soon.
I think it's your favorite day.
Thanks for teaching me.
I am fun when I study with you.
Merry Christmas!
Good bye!

Love,
Julia

From Tommy, brother of Julia, the youngest of the three. =)


He even had various cute "signatures" in Korean, English and... Mixed? o__O Hahaha! Funny little boy!



"great and funny teacher"... touched me in a special way... hehehe... Looks like I never fail to make them laugh! =D


It says:

To Angel Teacher ^___^

Happy Holidays!
You're my great and funny teacher.

Good bye... ^_^

Your student,
Tommy

From Jisu, Julia and Tommy's friend/neighbor who also studies with me.


It says:

To Angel Teacher ^_^

Hi Angel Teacher ♥
I'm Jisu... ♥... ^_^
Christmas ♥ is coming soon!
♥ Thank you for teaching ♥... ^_^
I'm very fun in your class!
Merry Christmas!
Good bye... ^_^

I love you!

Sincerely,
Jisu

My students' messages may seem generic but I appreciate their effort to make handmade cards just for me. Their grammar is erroneous, but it's okay! These aren't their project anyways! ^__^


Korean Beauty Products from our Korean Friend



Hanskin Mineral Magic BB Cream, Tears Sport Guard Total Clear Wash and Tears Sweet Vita Gloss


 Hanskin Mineral Magic BB Cream for me

 Tears Sport Guard Total Clear Wash for Hubby

Tears Sweet Vita Gloss in RD302 (Red) and OR202 (Orange)




*** I shall update this post soon as I get photos (from New Year's Celebration) from my sis-in-law's camera. ^__^


**** UPDATE: Pictures from my sister-in-law's camera...

 New Year's FOTD: Rockin' Red! =D

 Our Mickey-Minnie pillows! We got it from the exchange gift!!! ^__^

Minnie and Me... =D


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