Thursday, December 3, 2015

Review + Swatch: Happy Skin Power Pout Moisturizing Lip Lacquer in Royal Treatment

 Though I haven't had a lot of reviews in the past I would still want to share my personal thoughts and experiences with the products I've tried. I like reading other people's feedback, as for me, somehow it helps me know what to expect from a product and if it's worth the try.

I'm currently obsessed with lip products. Especially now that I can't experiment too much with face products because of a face regimen that I have to strictly follow. So as not to overspend, I try products one shade at a time. This time I finally got to try Happy Skin. This is my first product from the brand. A lot of beauty enthusiasts have been raving with their lipsticks. When I saw the Moisturizing Lip Lacquer in Royal Treatment, I thought the color is similar to my Mary Kay liquid lip color in Raspberry Ice . Since it's running out and discontinued, I have an excuse to try Happy Skin.


Product Rating: 4/5
Price: Php 699 through Zalora

The Good:
- Beautiful color pay-off.
- It's opaque but does not feel heavy, just the right consistency.
- Glossy texture not too overwhelming. It's a hybrid of liquid lipstick and gloss.

The Not-So-Good:
- Doesn't settle on the lips.
- Easily transfers to anything that touches the lips. To retain color, multiple retouch must be done .
- Poor staying power.
- Not the best value for its price.

But, but I love the color! It's a beautiful mauvey plum. If not for that, I would have given it a 3 rating. That's what we call compromise. I would also blot the lips using tissue and apply another coat to make it last just a bit longer.

I would love to try other Happy Skin lippies though.

 Until next time

<3 Dani

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Review: Nature's Care Paw Paw Lip Balm

Renowned for its therapeutic properties, Paw Paw is packed with many major vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and E. Paw Paw is considered by many natural therapists and traditional healers to have anti-inflammatory properties and is used in wound healing.

The All Natural Paw Paw balm can be used by people of all ages. Using a combination of Paw Paw Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax and other natural ingredients, Nature's Care has created a series of products that is petrochemical free, leaving your lips & body moisturised with a subtle hint of gloss. (Info from website

source: web. ctto

Product Rating: 4/5

What I like:
This is a lip balm made mostly out of natural ingredients. No petroleum, mineral oil which is a really great thing given that it is an amazing product. You only get the good sources of moisturizing agents from it. I love the subtle fruity, sweet scent. It's not sticky. Lips feel so soft when I use this especially overnight.

What could be better:
The availability. I got this from Cosmoprof Expo in Hong Kong a year ago. Felt so lucky I got to try these. Some online shops may be selling but I haven't seen one so far. And don't have any idea how much it costs.

What I hate:
There is nothing I don't like about this lip product. Except when it runs out and I don't know where to find one. Any suggestions on where to get this is welcome.

Have you tried this product? How was it? I'd love to know your experience as well.

Thanks for dropping by.

<3 Dani

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Zalora Purchase Feedback: Zalora label Double-Gusset Small Crossbody Bag

Online photo of Zalora Double Gusset Small Crossbody Bag

Product Information:

ZALORA's version of the easy-to-match crossbody bag is fitted dual compartments for effective space organisation. Styled with saffiano-effect appearance, this little sling also comes with multiple pockets to easily access your go-to essentials.

- Synthetic
- Twin grab handles
- Main compartment with zip fastening
- Front compartment with magnetic button
- Back pocket sleeve
- 1 inner zip pocket
- 2 inner patch pockets
- Detachable ID tag
- Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap
- Lined interior

Actual Bag

Product Rating: 4/5

It's a really cute bag in person. It came complete I just  I like the bag but I somehow expected the color to be a little bit brighter as seen on the photo from the website. The actual bag is somewhat dull. That should be normal though. There will always be difference in shade due to camera lighting or photo editing. Another thing is that after my third use, I noticed that the inner liner is damaged. The cloth can still be repaired by sewing though.  Overall I am happy with this purchase.

I am actually an avid Zalora shopper. I like receiving packages even though I am expecting an order. The Cash on Delivery option is great and the you get your order after 2-3 days only.

Have you tried shopping at Zalora? What are you favorite items to shop online?

<3 Dani

Thursday, November 5, 2015

fotoBlog + Travel: Coffee Searching in Jakarta

Happy Thursday, and its time for some Throwback post. It was 2013 when I had the chance to go to Indonesia to attend a food expo and look for a coffee supplier. As usual, I always tend to enjoy the experience and reminiscing those times feels even more better.