T.L.C. VoxBox – What every MOM would love

Who doesn’t love free stuff?  I guess everybody here would really want to have new things for free.  Yes, beside being a certified contest addict, I love getting free stuff and I’m so happy to be a part of Influenster who sends free new products as part of their bloggers program.

Although, i’m a newbie in influenster, I’m very happy that it was introduced to me by fellow blogger friend and yes I’m already reaping the benefits and this would be my second #VoxBox from them and hoping for many to come.

This month, I received this TLC VoxBox especially boxed for moms like me.

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TLC box includes :

Shell Fuel Rewards Network :  With their reward program, you never pay full price again because every time you fill your tank, you get rewards or equivalent points and get to accumulate them for a free oil.  That’s totally awesome.

Breyers Gelato Indulgences :  This is for all sweet tooth out there and I guess, the whole family would love to have a delicious ice cream especially during sunday night movie time.

Puffs to Go –  I’m definitely a fan of tissue and i always have them in my bag.  This one is a great addition to my new favorites. Definitely handy.

Neosporin Neo to Go : Being a mom means your always ready for anything and everything.  this Neosporin Neo to Go is your ultimate solution for first aid relief in case a minor accidents happen while your out.

Ivory Bar Soap : Original Bar,  i love it’s cover and yes I have been a loyal user of ivory, it’s gentle to kids skin and for mommy too.

Avon Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother :  Aging skin, this one is indeed a nice solution to hide  those wrinkles coming from different stress in our life. Indeed Avon made it possible again this time.

This box was definitely wrapped with tender loving care for moms like me.  What do you think of this TLC VoxBox from inluenster?  Leave your comments below and i will definitely appreciate them.

Plump that pout with Avon’s latest True Color Technology

With the likes of Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and local actress Anne Curtis showing their big pouting lips, seems many girls are now rambling about big lips.

There was a time that I hate having this kind of lips.  Some of my classmates would even tease me for having  a different lips from my other classmates but I guess in time, I have learned to appreciate what was given to me  especially when I have learned how to apply lipsticks and the thought came to me that having big lips seems an advantage for me especially when I was growing up since boys find it more attractive.

But even though you don’t have a pouting lips, you can still plump that pout by knowing some tricks on applying your lipstick. (although, please don’t mind my chappy lips, i’m using a natural balm so it could get back on how it was, luscious and soft )

Anyway, here’s a simple way I have learned on achieving a plump lips which I regularly do.

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  • First, you need to outline your lips with a darker shade of lip pencil. To achieve a more fuller or bigger lips, outline it outside the line of your lips.
  • Choose the color that you like,   lipstick, lip stains, lip glosses , this are just some of the ideas.  Fill your lips with it.  You can directly apply the lip color or you can also use a lip brush to attain a more lasting result.
  • Remove the excess lipsticks /color using a Q tips.
  • If you want your lipstick to stay more longer.  Dab your lips slightly with tissue and apply another coating of lipsticks.
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Ultra Color Lipstick in Hibiscus

I am now loving this Avon’s Ultra Color Lipstick.  This vibrant lip color is really interesting because what color you see on the lipstick is the same color that will appear on your lips.

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Avon’s Ultra Color Lipstick in Lava Love

A little note:  I have learned that make up artist use concealer to help make the lips more fuller,  I guess, i need to learn this trick and I will let you know once i have perfected blending the concealer to achieve more desirable result.  

Of course, it doesn’t stop there.  You need to exercise your lips and practice on creating a beautiful pout.  Sometimes, i look at the mirror and push my lips as if kissing somebody. It does help me but of course I want to know the result on you.  Let me know what you think.

Quick make up guide for busy working moms

For working moms like me, I know how busy morning can be. From preparing the breakfast, to getting your kids dressed for school and  rushing out to beat the traffic on the road, so you can come to work on time. It was indeed a busy morning that sometimes, we don’t have the time to put on a make up but don’t forget that besides being a mother, your also a professional who needs to look presentable and charming.  Sometimes, busy working moms always reason out that their hands are all full and there are million things to do  that even putting a lipstick would be very impossible. Here’s a quick make up guide for moms out there.

But I came into realization that when I look better, I feel more better, even if it’s not a working day and you will only just stay at home taking care of the kids, it is always nice to look at the mirror with a fresh face than seeing yourself very worn out, tired and dull.

I know, I’m not a professional make up artist nor a stylist but this quick guide is based from my own experience .  This can help you look and feel beautiful in just few minutes of your time, barely 5 minutes on my part.

Be organized

To start with, make sure that you have your handy make up organizer to put your make up, so you can just get it out easily each morning.  On that bag, you can put the basic, like  an eyeliner, blush on, lipstick, mascara, pressed powder and for me, BB cream. It is also good to have the basic make up brush set, mine even though i have professional brushes, i enjoy using Avon’s brush set to help my  make-up time smooth and easy.

Refresh and Moisturize

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Make sure that before you apply your make up, you have a clean face.  I have learned that using a moisturizer is very important.  Avon’s  Anew Vitale Day cream helps to energize your skin and formulated with Pro Energy Complex to help strengthen skin.  It has Spf 25 also to help you protected from the harmful sun rays.

Flawless complexion

While it’s good to put a foundation to achieve a flawless complexion, it can takes some time to apply them, that’s why I’m really thankful when  BB cream came out in the market.  It is definitely a must-have for busy moms; it fills the job of a luminizer, primer, moisturizer and sunscreen.  Avon’s skin goodness moisturizing BB cream has SPF 20 and it’s easy to apply,

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helps disguise dark circles, blemishes and even out skin tone.

Glowing Eyes 

The eyes is the windows of the soul and it can also reveal if you had a rough night.  Even if your sleep deprived , a good eyebrows and a sheer, shimmery eyes can do the trick. Avon’s True colour eyeshadow quad in Purple Pop can be your day time to night time make-up.

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You can use the light shade for day time and apply additional coat for an emergency night dinner with the family or friends.   I like Avon’s Super shock max mascara , it add dimensions and glow to my lazy eyes.  Just a few coats and it makes my exhausted eyes to an instant wow with 15 x more volume.

Sun Kissed Glow 

Give your pale face additional glow.  It doesn’t need to be always in red or pink, (although I love them on my face) this ideal Luminous Blush in Peach from Avon is simply lovely, use your blush brush on the apples of the cheeks for that youthful, natural glow

Perfect Pout

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I’m a confessed lipstick addict, i so love putting different shades of lipstick and I could  never leave the house without wearing one.  For busy moms, it’s good to use a lipstick that can last all day so you don’t need to reapply always.  Avon’s Ultra color lipstick gives a vibrant lip color that help your lips stay fresh and vibrant for hours with a nourishing formula and self renewing pigments.

It only takes minutes for you to have a fresh glowing pretty look that is not over done and perfect for working mom.

Be Beautiful with Avon’s newest make up collection

I always believe that make up helps every woman enhance the God’s given beauty to them.  As for me and for many others, it also help hide those flaws and even the blemishes that I so hate.

Avon has been a household name of many Filipino women, i remember the first time I acquired my first Avon lipstick and ever since, I’m a great believer of their products not just their make up but also their intimate apparel.

I’m not an authority it terms of make up application nor I had a formal make up lessons but since I so love make up , i have learned through tutorials and from experienced as well.

This will be my first make up tutorial and i do hope that I can help you even in a very simple way and of course i’m in the  process of learning and will definitely wanted to upgrade my knowledge on this field.

Avon’s newest make up collection offers a true, vivid color that can really make you look pretty and fabulous.

With this look, i have used the one I have received from Glamour Box ( I was really ecstatic when I opened Glamour Box special Avon Edition Box) check out my experience on it on another post.

Avon products

Avon products

To begin with;  I used Avon’s Newest Skin Goodness Moisturizing BB Cream with SPF 20 and blend them in my face.

Next, i work on my eyes.  I am not really great on creating a perfect brow but I know in time, i will too ( with the right knowledge and learning, as they say, practice makes perfect)

I love this Avon’s Perfect Eyebrow pencil since it can use to apply eyeshadow on lid and eye liner.

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This True colour eyeshadow quad in Purple Pop that comes in the box was really pretty.  I love pink and purples and this one is a perfect combination for day and night event.

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Although, I regularly use red or pink on my blush on, this Ideal Luminous Blush in Peach is simply natural.  Honestly, i could not notice a difference at first (perhaps it’s my skin tone) but when I added some layer, I see that it was really nice and I guess, i would be using this for a while.

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For the lips,  I have read about a rule that when your eye color is darker , use a light layer of lip color on your lips.  So, this Ultra color lipstick in Hibiscus is just right.  (you can also read my other post on how to achieve a more pouting lips)

Products used :

Sin Goodness Moisturizing BB Cream SPF 20 – P 399  –

Introductory Price: P 269

Ideal Luminous Blush in Peach  – Php. 370  (if you buy now, P289)

True Colour Eyeshadow Quad in Purple Pop – Php. 449 (if you buy now, P349)

Super Shock Max Mascara – P 420  (if you buy now,  P229)

Ultra Color Lipstick SPF 15 in Hibiscus – Php. 379  (if you buy now P249)

Avon’s Perfect Eyebrow pencil ( i forgot how much it is)

So, what do you think about it?  I hope you get some inspiration.  Your comment, reactions, likes or dislikes is great appreciated.

Beginners Guide to Make up Brushes

Make up brushes  is a part of  your make up routine. It’s a must have for every make up kit.   The different brushes serves different purposes and varies on sizes. I have seen collection of different brushes on the net even ranging to 24 pcs to 32 pcs.  and really wondered what’s the purpose of each brushes.

Upon researching further about this make up brushes, I have learned that there are two types , one is made from synthetic and the other is from animal or natural hair.  Animal or natural hairs can last longer than the synthetic but some may be allergic on them.

If you are a make up person, you will understand that this brushes are very important since it can help you in applying, highlighting, lining, contouring or shading.  Prices of make up brushes can range to hundreds or even thousand of pesos depending from its brand and quantity.

If your just a beginner,  I would highly suggest you to buy just the basic make up brushes since it’s more affordable and let you achieve the job needed to be done.

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Avon’s 5 pc Make up brush set in a red pouch is definitely a handy help for all beginner like me.  What I love about this brushes is that they are labeled so you won’t be guessing or need to be a genius to know the purposes of each brushes.

Foundation Brush

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From the name itself,  this brushes is needed to apply your foundation so it would blends well.   This brush looks like a spatula with round head.  I also use when I’m applying my BB cream.

Blush Brush 

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It’s great for applying blush and bronzer in your cheeks. It is usually the smaller version of the powder brush.

Eyebrow  Brush

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A beautiful eyebrow defines your face.  Although, I wish i can create a perfect brow using this make up brush, it would be a great help since it can be used to apply cream or wax on your eye brows.

Eyeshadow  Brush

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Although I believe that the eyeshadow brush comes in different size.  The version of Avon’s eyeshadow brush is just the right fit to help you apply apply eye shadow over your lids whether it’s powder or cream.

Lip brush

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I so love lipsticks that this brush is always on my bag .  Although, we usually apply lipstick straight from it’s tube but if you love to blend lipstick colors like I do, I definitely suggest that it’s great to always bring this.  

This handy make up brush set from Avon comes in a red zippered pouch that you can easily bring anywhere and everywhere you go and what’s more beautiful is that you can get it on a very affordable price of Php. 399.00 or barely $10 and if your lucky enough you can even buy it on a discounted price with purchase of  another Avon make up.

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Healthy make-up – Avon BB Cream Review

It’s the latest beauty craze in town.  Ever since Blemish balm or beauty balm  ( BB cream for short) hits the market,  many consumers and beauty junkie are head over hills about this products.
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There are many brands of BB cream in the market today, since I have tried Maybelline’s BB cream, i have used it since then.  But when I seen this Avon’s latest BB cream i could not help myself not to try them for a change.

BB cream are ultimate beauty savior.  It conceal, protect, soothe, hydrate and brighten all together.  So, for those busy ladies (especially mom like me) this product is simply what we needed.

What’s good with this BB cream is that it has a SPF /PA .  Hydrates your skin leaving it more smooth, reduces the redness of your face, nurture as well revitalize your skin leaving it with a healthy glow.

This product only comes in Nude, so i don’t know how it will work on other skin texture but it pretty works for me.  This BB cream is recommended for those who has less time to wear foundation and full make-up because it leaves your face, natural with a glow.

The odor is very light and the texture is not as thicker as the other BB cream i have tried before.  I suggest you use this during daytime. And the most important part is it’s affordable and could not break your budget.

wearing Avon;s BB cream

wearing Avon;s BB cream

You be the judge, tell me does it cover my blemishes?  I have this big pimple on the left side of my face and some breakouts , now it reminds me that I really need to get a facial scrub.