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Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Beauty Blunder + Quick & Cheap Fixes + New Bracelet

WARNING: TMI

I had some itchy spots on my face a few days ago. When I looked at the spot, they were kinda dry and flaky so I applied this type of solution I had (which I use to dry out occasional pimples and had never had a problem with before.)It kinda stung but it realy helped relieve the itchy feeling.

I guess I must have pressed too hard or used too much because shortly after, the skin around the spot turned black! Yikes!

Since I needed a quick fix, I picked these up at the convenience store.

Maxipeel Concealing Cream

This is a product in line with a skin peeling system. I guess it's comparable to tinted moisturizer. It promises to hide flaky skin (SO I REALLY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THIS TO BEGIN WITH! Gah!) and has SPF, because peeling skin is highly sensitive to UV rays.

What it says on the box:
MAXIMUM BENEFITS:
* Effective CONCEALING- hides flakes in exfoliant-treated skin
* Significant Skin WHITENING- visible results in as early as 7 days
* Intense SUN-PROTECTION- packed with SPF 20
* Instant MAKE-UP BASE - for a polished on-the-go look

I guess you could call it BB Creams' poor relation.

Here's something else I picked up:
Eskinol Ice Poretherapy fluid

I got this because the cooling effect is really soothing to my chemically burned >_< skin but it promises other benefits, too. It promises to INSTANTLY minimize the appearance of a person's pores, just like the effect you'd get when you apply ice to your face.

It comes out of a squeeze tube as a gel-like substance but leaves a powdery finish when it dries on your face. It also promises to keep oil at bay for up to eight hours.

I have also heard good things (on GT) about this product's potential as a primer. I'll test that claim soon enough but for now, I'm happy with it.

UPDATE: My face is better now. All the old skin came off (Sorry for TMI). I'm surprised at how fast I healed but I'm not complaining, haha. No scars, but the new skin is a lot lighter than the rest of me.

Have you committed any beauty blunders? What was your quick fix?


In other news, I made another bracelet!



a closer look at the rose charm.

I used:
- antique gold chain
-antique gold toggle lock
-antique gold components
- AB glass crystals
-reddish brown rondelle crystals
- round glass pearls assorted colors and sizes
-cream glass seed pearls
- polymer clay rose charm

Note to self: Buy bigger chains. I ran out of ideas on what to put on each link to fill up the whole length of this chain!

14 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your skin is finding some relief, love the rose charm! So cute

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  2. when I was in the philippines I bought that concealing cream as well..that was a long time ago.. I've tried it once and yeah it really is like a bbcream but it's not really a good concealer for me..I don't know why they call it such thing...but I still have it until now..:)I think I'm gonna try it again

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  3. Jackie, I'm glad to hear your skin is better now. It sounded like a pretty serious problem. :(

    That is a beautiful bracelet you made! I love the baubles on it.

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  4. Good to hear your skin has healed.

    It's a very cute bracelet you've made too :)

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  5. @ K.C: thank you. and I'm glad you like the charm
    @ adin_22: haha. they really should change the name, because that's like the one thing it doesn't do.
    @ Shopn'Chomp: Thank you, I was pretty scared for a while. Thank God it's over, Haha. And I'm glad you like the bracelet. ^^
    @Miss.Friendz: Thank you very much for the sweet comments. ^^

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  6. Sis, I also want to try out that concealer cream. Problem is, they don't have it in sachets. *sigh* Yeah, I'm kuripot. Hehe. Nagpepeel rin kasi face ko ngayon. I heard na BB-ish nga daw yang cream na yan. Sana lang talaga matapos na 'tong peeling stage na 'to.

    Love the chunky bracelet. I'm planning of creating some accessories for myself too. Will post those in my blog if it turned out to be successful. ^_^

    Sis, I've a tag for you pala. Check it at: http://goldensdiary.blogspot.com/2009/08/getting-to-know-each-other.html

    Have a nice day!

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  7. cute bracelet, loving the colors :)

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  8. @golden: ay wala ba sis, parang meron ako nakita baka ibang produkto yun.

    thanks for the tag!

    @aniiita89: thank you!

    @amynaree: thank you!

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  9. Beauty blunder: I self tanned and it was just subtle so I kept on reapplying. I was golden and happy util I washed my hands they were ORANGE! lol ad i tanned myself for a photoshoot. thank goodness for photoshop! hahaha

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  10. @ Sush: Photoshop is awesome. My skillz are apalling though. ^^

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  11. @ Sush: Photoshop is awesome. My skillz are apalling though. ^^

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  12. Good to hear your skin has healed.

    It's a very cute bracelet you've made too :)

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  13. Glad to hear your skin is finding some relief, love the rose charm! So cute

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