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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pond's Flawless White BB Cream

Hey guys! How have you all been doing? Yet another fail for me on my promise to keep up with my blog. I've been terribly busy juggling life, work, and this new blessing I am cooking. I'll announce it here first, VERY SOON. I'm pretty excited about this and I can't wait to share with you all. Follow me on my networks for the latest update. HINT: I'll be choosing at least 5 people to try it for FREE! ��

Anyway, let's get this review started. I've had this bb cream for over 5 months I believe, and I have used it a couple of times. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, and a few of my friends asked me what I thought about this, so I decided to get one in a small tube to try. I paid P99 for one tube and bought it from Watsons.


Pond's Flawless White BB Cream comes in 2 shades, light and beige. I am somewhere, in between so I got the light shade. It comes in a plastic tube-like most bb creams and has 8g of product. It has a pink undertone, which I'm not a huge fan of, but this one looks better on me than beige. It has that signature Pond's scent, which I am used to because I use Pond's Age Miracle, but may put others off. It's easy to blend on the skin and a little goes a long way. If you want more coverage, you have to allow it to completely set before adding another layer, otherwise, it will cake. This doesn't break me out at all.





Here are some swatches. Not a very good match for my skin because of the pink. I would have liked it more if it had yellow undertones. 


Pond's Flawless White BB Cream Swatch
With about a pea size of Pond's Flawless White BB Cream

Pond's Flawless White BB Cream Swatch
After blending 


Below are before and after photos. The first photo is my bare face, on the right is with Pond's Flawless White BB Cream in Light, bottom left is what it looks like after setting the bb cream with Ben Nye Banana Powder, then lastly with full makeup. I don't like base makeup with pink undertones because it washes me out and makes me look sick. The Ben Nye Banana Powder did the trick here and made a whole lot of difference in this look because it balanced the tone on my face, then with a touch of bronzer of course, for that sun kissed healthy look.







So what do I think about Pond's Flawless White BB Cream? I use it in cooler days like today (it's been cool around here because of the non-stop rain due to the storm) because it can really hold up. On humid days though, not very much. It doesn't melt, but the oil control is quite bad, especially if you have oily skin like me. This works really well with mineral foundation/powder because it creates a dewy finish making you appear fresh and glowing. Staying power for cooler days is 4hrs, but when it's hot, you have about an hour until your facial oil starts to seep through your makeup. I like wearing this with my Maybelline Mineral Foundation in humid days (mineral foundation works best if you have a good base to hold it together). Coverage is light, so if you have imperfections and dark circles you may need to use a concealer to cover it up (I didn't use a concealer anymore in this photo). The price is okay considering that one tube can last you at least 1.5 weeks. It can emphasize dry patches, so make sure to moisturize your skin before you apply it.

Overall, the Pond's Flawless White BB Cream is okay and worked as expected. I will not repurchase anytime soon because I like other brands more, but this is good enough for young girls who are new to bb creams because it is inexpensive, easy to find, and covers just right if you don't have many blemishes.

Have you tried Pond's Flawless White BB Cream yet? What do you think?




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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MY UPDATED SKIN CARE ROUTINE

It's been almost 7 months since my last post, and I feel terrible that I just didn't have the time to put up a new post here. I have been extremely busy with a lot of stuff that I could not squeeze it in. I moved to a new house (yay), and got a new job, so everything is new, and I am making lots of adjustments to the new place, neighborhood, and work. So if I'm not working, I'm running errands, organizing the house, or sleeping.

Since I moved to my new place, I have been unhappy with my skin because of the water and the weather (it's hotter and more humid here), and I have been quite stressed trying to fit in everything that I need to do in just 24hrs. My sleeping schedule has changed; I have only been sleeping for 5 hours a day, and it made my skin look dull and dry, and I broke out a lot. I had so many pimple marks and white heads on my face. Bottom line, it's terrible. It may sound shallow, but having a clear and healthy skin is important to me, and I'm sure to many as well. I thought the combination of the skincare products I was using wasn't compatible with my skin too so I decided to go back to basics, turn to the products and brands that I trust, and added 2 new items, the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser, and baking soda as my facial scrub (every other day).




Morning Routine:
1) I would use just a pea size of the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser, rub it in between my hands first, then massage on my skin in only 15 seconds or less. Since my face is already clean from the night before, I don't need deep cleansing in the morning anymore. It also prevents my skin from drying.
2) After patting my skin dry, I'll apply the Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner using a cotton pad
3) While my skin is still damp, I apply enough amount of the Pond's Age Defying Cream on my face and neck. This also serves as my sunscreen so I don't use other sun protection product anymore.

Evening Routine:
1) I remove my makeup using Sanicare Cleansing Wipes. This is a new favorite because it's very soft and smooth on the skin.
2) Then I use the same amount of the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser
3) Next I apply the Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner until the cotton pad is free from any dirt or stains from my makeup
4) I apply the SOS all over my face while my skin is still damp from toning.
5) After the SOS has dried, I massage Pond's Age Defying Cream on my face and neck. I don't use a night cream anymore.

If it's time to exfoliate (I do this every other day) I take about a pea size baking soda and add a drop of water to make a paste, and massage it on my skin, after I use the cleanser. I only use a small amount because baking soda can dry the skin.

Below are unedited photos of me with my bare skin in different lighting conditions. I have nothing on my skin and just woke up when I took this picture. If you look closer, you can see my enormous pores, redness on my cheeks and around the nose, and some pimple marks on my forehead.





I'm really happy that my skin has now cleared (slightly). Oh, and the one thing I changed is I increased my water intake! I seriously have been drinking more now. I used to drink 1 liter of water a day; I know it's terrible, but I don't like water. I'm sure others can relate to this too (I'm not weird). I had to force myself to drink at least 2 liters a day, and now I'm getting used to it, and I must because it's good for me :).   

I'll slowly be back to posting here now. I have too many product reviews overdue now. Please check back anytime this week if you want to stay updated, or you can follow me around on my social media, links below (I promise, I'll be more active and you'll see more posts from me *wink*). 

Anyway, I hope you all are having a great summer. Stay safe, use sunscreen, stay hydrated, apply lip balm, and enjoy the vacation season everyone! 




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