Does It Work : iWhite Korea Nose Pack

One of my skin problems happens to whiteheads, and occasionally the dreaded blackhead as well! Having combination-acne prone skin can be a nightmare sometimes and it has taken me a couple of misses in skincare to finally find products that work for me and my skin type. One type of skin care product (or as my dad sometimes calls it "KAARTEHAN" products) that I constantly am in a search for are nose strips or nose packs. I've tried a lot from different brands but none really did the trick till I stumbled upon iWhite Korea's Nose Pack in the grocery last year. I was hooked! I now use it twice or thrice a week because it actually works very well in getting rid of my whiteheads and blackheads! Continue reading to know more about this awesome product!
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What : iWhite Korea Nose Pack
Whiteheads & Blackheads Remover with Mulberry & Panax Ginseng plus Aloe Vera
Where : Drugstores & Groceries (I purchased mine at MINDPRO CITIMALL)
Price : More than P100, less than P200. I honestly forgot! (Bad blogger, I know!)
1.76ox / 50g
What is it?
"It is a solution that is effectin in removing whiteheads and blackheads, eliminates deep-seated dirt and other impurities. It minimized the pores and excess oil on the nose."
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What you are about to see is the iWhite Skin Pack in action, it isn't pretty. It may gross you out.
You have been warned! Please do not proceed if you get grossed out easily.
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What I Like:
Available locally and affordably priced since a little goes a long way.
Comes in a sturdy squeeze type tube for easy handling.
Packaging has batch #, manufacturing date & expire date printed on it.
Is HALAL certified, so it's safe even for our muslim sisters/brothers to use.
Slight menthol-like sensation.
Pleasant smell.
Adheres well and "moulds" to the shape of your nose.

What I Don't Like:
Application can get a bit messy because you need to apply it with your finger.
Takes a long time to dry if you apply multiple layers.


Hand Writing - What It Says About You!

I've been obsessed over Buzzfeed videos the past few weeks and this one really piqued my interest. I knew that I just had to share this one with all my lovely readers!

Here are the ones personally applicable to me...

Small Handwriting : shy, studious, concentrated, meticulous
Rounded Letters : artistic, creative
Connected Letters : logical, systematic
Crossing The Very Top Of The T : good self esteem, optimistic, ambitious
Closed O : private, introvert
Dot Lands High Over The I : imaginative

Review : L.A. Girl Gel Liner

I'm not a very big eyeliner fan. I've had a couple of misses with eyeliner products and that's probably why I tend to stay away from products like that. I'm very big on the no eyeliner look and on the occasions where I do need to put on eyeliner to actually complete the look, I always go for a smoked out hazy effect using a really deep matte black eyeshadow...BUT (yes, capital letters for emphasis) recently a product has caught my eye so much that I just had to try it our for myself.
The L.A. Girl Gel Liner kit has quickly become a cult favorite among makeup artists, beauty bloggers & beauty enthusiasts alike and I've heard (and read) a lot of good things about this product. I got my own kit a few months ago and I'm finally ready for a review.
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What : L.A. Girl Gel Liner Kit (with bonus liner brush!)
Where : I purchased mine from @prinsesitasarahcosmetics on IG but I'm also selling this product at Unicorn Delight!
Price : P250 at @prinsesitasarahcosmetics, P200 at Unicorn Delight (Pre-Order!)
What L.A. Girl says about this product:

"This gel liner has a rich and creamy water resistant formula that glides on smooth without smearing or smudging for long lasting, all day wear. Professional fine eyeliner brush expertly defines eyes to create that ideal smokey or dramatic look effortlessly."

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The kit is available in 3 choices - very black, dark brown & brown. I obviously chose black because on the rare occasions that I wear eyeliner I always opt for black. I've heard of some people purchasing the dark brown & brown variants to use as a brow product. You can check out MicMics Corner for a review on how it worked for her!
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To be honest, I was a bit disappointed when I took this photo. I realized how tiny the pot actually is in real life compared to other gel liner pots I've seen up close... But I told myself not to judge too quickly. I'm glad I didn't because I ended up liking this product a lot.
The product itself is housed inside the frosted jar with a black plastic screw top. It doesn't look or feel cheap at all but I'm not so sure how sturdy the glass-like material of the packaging is so I'd be careful when bringing this product on trips.
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The kit also comes with a synthetic bristled applicator brush which I actually like as well. It's the right stiffness and the bristles are packed in a way that makes it really easy to use this brush to line my eyes! The tip is really thin enough to create sharp and straight edges!

What I Like :
> Affordable.
> Available in 3 different shades, you're bound to find a shade that will work for you & your needs!
> Packaging isn't cheap looking.
> A complete list of ingredients and shelf life is printed on the product's box.
> The brush included is actually useful!
> Highly pigmented product, a little goes a long way.
> Creamy in consistency, hence no "tugging" when I apply this on my eyes.
> Multi tasking product. I've tried this as an eyeliner as well as a shadow base for deep smokey eyes.
> Long lasting especially when allowed to thoroughly dry and when set with a black eyeshadow.
What I Didn't Like :
> Only available online as this has yet to be available in Zamboanga department stores.
> Can start fading and smudging a bit towards the 5 hour mark on my oily lids that's why I make sure to set this product.

Check out some looks I created and used this product to do my eyeliner!
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Currently - V2

Wait, what month is it?
OMFG! It's March already?!
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Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I've had a steady influx of new readers (mainly due to my ongoing Kikay Kit Giveaway!) and right now I'm going to welcome the month with another "currently" post. Enjoy!


OMERTA on Wattpad.

"Omertà- noun, (as practiced by the Mafia) a code of silence about criminal activity and a refusal to give evidence to authorities. Scarlett moves into her new apartment with the mentality that she will start fresh and rule her own life. But when she overhears her sex addicted, mysterious neighbor murdering someone next door, her life takes a turn for the worst, and she is suddenly thrown under the Italian Mafia's radar. So much for starting fresh.

Recipes. Recipes. And even more recipes.
I've been searching for recipes online, trying them out, tweaking them, playing around with ingredient substitutions. I'm planning on re-starting my food blog once I'm really ready.

Listening To:
Travis Atreo on YouTube via the "What To Watch" section and I instantly loved his singing style. Check him out of Facebook.
He's under the acoustic pop genre and here's some of my personal favorites.

Absolutely nothing because I'm actually having a cold right now so my nostrils are all clogged and shit. -_- Oh wait, I just said a cuss word on my blog. HAHAHAHA. Okay... :p

My super duper old scooby doo pajamas and my I <3 SG shirt. Basically the most comfortable pambahay clothes I have to try to make me feel better though this migraine that's creeping in is bound to make me feel worse soon.

Eating (something I added):
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Ritter Sport's Chocolate with Crispy-Crunchy Cornflakes. One of my favorites from the brand. I've been eating 2 squares a day. Trying to savor chocolate without going over board. It's been weeks since my last taste of Chocolate. I used to have a lot of sweets  before but I now know how to control myself a lot more. Haha!

About all the things I still have to do like pay my credit card bills, go to ADZU to inquire about slots for my summer masterals, reply to some important sponsorship emails, sewing new buttons onto my uniforms, washing my backpack and a helluva lot more!

Sick but still thankful for all the blessings I've been receiving lately...

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A deep body massage... I still haven't had the time to get a deep body massage! I really really really need it. My body is just screaming from all the knots and air bubbles!

More duty schedules at work. I'm getting rusty at the whole "being an OR nurse" thing. I do hope I get a bit more time inside the OR soon to take of the crusty rust around my edges as a nurse.

I'd learn to be more content with the things I have. I find myself wanting so many things right now.