Tuesday, October 18, 2016

First Impressions DIY Charcoal Face Mask


  • Activated Charcoal ~$7-$10
  • Non-toxic Glue $1
  • Essential Oil [optional] I used tea tree oil.
  • container / bowl
  • mixing utensil
  • mask brush [optional]
  • warm towel [optional]
My Skin Type:
  • Sensitive
  • Combination
  • Acne Prone / Adult Acne

  • 30mins - 1hr 15mins
  • It depends on how thick you put it on.
  • For me it took an hour but I should've had it on longer because a few spots were still wet.

  • AVOID putting on your hair! Especially your eyebrows!!
  • Test a small area to see how your skin reacts.
  • Try different essential oils with the mixture.
  • Peel off the mask from the bottom up.

Final Thoughts:
Pretty good. It is worth trying. I will definitely use it on my nose and chin area but not the whole face. It did give me some red spots but it went away 30 mins later. It didn't take out all my blackheads / whiteheads but the nose strips that I buy from the drugstores don't fully work either. It didn't open up my pores with a hot towel or use my face steamer so I might do that for better results next time.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

[Influenster] Formula X #SYSTEMADDICT

First Impressions / Opening 

  • Easy application
  • All in one
  • Gel-like results
  • Lasts 3 weeks with some cracks and not much chips

  • Goopy and can go on thick if not careful
  • May form air bubbles as well (You can see in the first picture below)
  • A bit pricey IMO but it is pretty average pricing (I guess 4 for $32 isn't bad)

Where To Purchase: 

Color: TGIF

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

[Influenster][Pinch Me] ZzzQuil™

At first I was scared to take it but it is not as strong as I thought. It helped some what with sleeping. I think it is because I don't need these to help me fall asleep lol. 
Make sure you take it at least 7 hours before you need to wake up. And DO NOT rely on them and take it daily.

Monday, July 25, 2016

[Influenster] Ole Henriksen Products Review

HI!!! Long time no post! Today I will be talking about the Vitamin C products by Ole Henriksen I got from Influenster.

Vitamin C products has become very popular. Vitamin C helps with scars so I think it is a great ingredient to heal acne scars. 
The truth serum collagen booster is for day and the sheer transformation is for day and night. The Sheer Transformation is a type of moisturizer to even out skin tone and texture. The Truth Serum helps brighten, even out skin tone, and helps with fine lines and wrinkles. You should apply this before makeup and after you wash your face.
The 3 step Power Bright is mostly masks and at first I thought this was just samples but they actually sell them like this in a box set. You definitely need to read the directions for this one! 
I had to do some research for the cleansing complexion sponge because I couldn't find any instructions in the voxbox. There's 2 sponges. They are like the beauty blenders and expand when you put water on them. It is supposed to last 1 - 3 months and is great for travel.

- lightened my dark spots of acne scars
- variety to fit your own skin routine
- pricey
- available only at certain locations / online

3 step Power Bright
truth serum collagen booster
sheer transformation

Ole Henriksen:
cleansing complexion sponge
3 step Power Bright
truth serum collagen booster
sheer transformation

Thursday, May 26, 2016

[Influenster] SK-II

FTE (Facial Treatment Essence) :

Great for day and night

Only available at few locations / online

Put some in a small spray bottle and use it as a mist throughout the day
It is suggested to wipe your face after.

Facial Treatment Mask

Thick sheet
Moisture lasts longer

One of the higher end masks

Purchase At:
SK-II Website
SK-II Mask

SK-II Mask

I received this product free for testing purposes 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Formal Makeup Tutorial

I made this video for my sorority and I thought I should share with you guys as well.

Sorry the editing is not that great =/ I've been sick AND have allergies

Items Used:

•Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Intensity 2.0

•Beauty Blender

•CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Powder Foundation in 105/110 Fair Clair

•Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush

•Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers

•Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

•e.l.f. Angled Contour Brush

•Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

•Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly in PB&J Extra Creamy

•Jesse’s Girl Eye Dust in Kiwi Rose

•Sephora crayon yeuk eyes pencil 084


•Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24hr Eyeshadow in 75 Electric Blue

•Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush

•NYX Roll On Shimmer in Res 10 Blue

•Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara

•KISS True Volume Lashes in Posh

•DUO Waterproof eyelash adhesive Dark-Tone

•Coastal Scents Blush Too Palette

•Bobbi Brown Blush Brush

•Physician’s Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in Beige Pearl

•Rimmel London Moisture Renew in 001 Universal Transparent Lipliner

•MAC Glaze Lipstick in Well-Loved

•Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick Nudie Red

•Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24HR Mascara

•SWISSCO Electroplated Eyelash Curler

•Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Monday, March 21, 2016

[UPDATED Product Review] Jamberry Nail Wraps

WhAt hApPenD? 

The pictures I am about to show you are actually right before I redo my nails. The worst hand was my left which I already peeled off so the picture is of the right hand where the nail wrap is still on.
On the second day the tips started to peel already (Picture 1) and by 4th day the inner part start to peel and kept catching my hair (Picture 2). I tried to apply the top coat as well as underneath the wrap where it was peeling but no luck. The reason why the right hand lasted longer was because I filed away the parts that were peeling.

Having the wrap on top of polished nails was okay.
There's no point in applying top coat right after wrap application.

It is fast application that you can do quickly before an event.
You can even bring it while you travel because hotels have hair dryers you can use.
If you applied right it can last a week. I can't say it can last 2 weeks like they say.
Would I purchase? Honestly no, because there are cheaper alternatives but if you are nail addicts it is worth trying. 😝

Picture 1

Picture 2

Saturday, March 12, 2016

[Product Review] Jamberry Nail Wraps


  • Hair dryer / Jamberry heater
  • Jamberry nail wraps
  • Wooden nail stick
  • Rubber cuticle pusher
  • Scissors
  • Nail filer


  • JAMBERRY directions
  • My Directions:
    • Wash your hands
    • Clean your nails & any nail preparations you need to do (trim, buffer, etc.) [I actually even painted on base coat, black nail polish, and top coat on]
    • Pick the sticker that fits your nail size. It is better to leave a little space between your nail wrap and your skin just like when you apply nail polish.
    • Peel a little bit of the corner and use the wooden nail stick to peel half way. Avoid touching the sticker with your hands.
    • Cut the sticker in half.
    • Holding the sticker with the wooden nail stick, apply heat with your dryer in all low settings. Heat it for a few seconds.
    • Apply the wrap unto your nail. The round part of the sticker should be closer to the cuticles. 
    • Using the rubber cuticle pusher, press on the the nail wrap unto your nail. 
    • Cut and file the excess.
    • Apply a little heat on your nail and rubber cuticle pusher again to make sure the nail wrap is well on your nail.
    • DONE! [I am debating whether to apply top coat..will update you how that goes]


  • Easy application
  • Quick
  • Variety of styles


  • pricier than drugstore ($15)
  • available only online

I do regret not trying this sooner. I thought it would take some concentration and time but it really took like 2 mins (more like 7 but you get the idea). I was sent this by my friend, Melissa Montenegro (I am not sponsored, she just sent them to me to review). Although the nail wrap is for applying on top of bare nails, I did put on base coat, a coat of polish, and top coat. I also debated if I want to apply top coat on top . I do not know if that will mess up the wrap or help it. So I will have them on without top coat this round and next time I will apply top coat. Come back for an update =] . The nail wrap is supposed to stay on up to 2 weeks.

    • applying on bare nails vs. applying on polished nails 
    • applying top coat on the nail wrap vs. not applying top coat on the nail wrap


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

[Influenster] Ore-Ida Totchos Recipe

My Totchos Recipe
Kraft Recipes Totchos Hub

  • Ore-Ida Tater Tots
  • Olive Oil or any oil of your choice
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Paprika Powder
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese 


1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees

2. Layout the tater tots on a pan
3. Grab a brush and brush the tater tots with oil lightly
4. Salt & Pepper

5. Put in oven for about 15 minutes then turn the tots
6. Put in oven for another 15 minutes
7. Plate them and add the shredded cheese, paprika powder and lemon pepper

Bon Appétit 

[Disclaimer] I received this product complimentary from Influenster

[Influenster] #JingleVoxBox


  • Inexpensive
  • Not greasy
  • Works well
  • Non scented
  • N/A

  • Yummy
  • Crunchy
  • Great with coffee
  • Inexpensive
  • N/A

  • Inexpensive
  • 0 grams fat
  • Tasty
  • You can season it to your taste ( I don't like it too salty so I only put a dash of salt)
  • Takes 30 mins to be crunchy (may be quicker if fried on pan instead of using the oven)

  • CUTE
  • Great for presents
  • Variety
  • Essential to collectors
  • Different sizes but most are the tiny ones
  • They are priced at $6.95 each but would be better if they were priced $5
  • Only available at a Hallmark Store or Online

  • Inexpensive
  • Available at most drugstores
  • Better than other eyeliners
  • Still smudges on lid a bit
  • Need eye primer

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to wear
  • Light & natural
  • Comparable to Ardell
  • I couldn't find them at some drugstores

  • Contains Aloe
  • Inexpensive
  • Comparable to DUO
  • I couldn't find them at some drugstores

  • Great Color
  • Lasts well
  • Inexpensive
  • I already had this color in my collection (can't really say that is a con because it is no one's fault XP)