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Review: Colourpop's Out and About (Mixed Finish Bundle)

Long ago before I got pregnant on my second child, I bought tons of lippies from Colourpoop because it was love at first use when I bought one of their products locally. I knew then that I need to do some shopping at their website and hit the free shipping amount to make myself happy. I even chanced on free palette when I hit the free shipping amount mark. Glad I did. It was never a regret.

I bought a lot of nudes since I'm a big fan of it. From those I purchased, I got one collection which is the Out and About that has 3 different shades - Viper, Times Square and Baracuda.

From the three lippies, Viper and Times Square are matte while Baracuda has a satin fnish.

Viper - This one has a doe-foot applicator and the consistency is nice. It has a purple shade and it easily glides on the lips even if it's ultra-matte. It is long wearing too!

Times Square - This is in a nude shade and makes my lips boldly matte. This is long wearing too!

Baracuda - My fave among all three. This has a satin finish. It has an added moisture that makes my lips looking fresh and light. It's a mix of pink and red shade. The color looks great on me. However, it is not completely transfer-proof.

I love everything to be honest, but recently I declutered some of my used and unused stuff where I ended up giving a lot away. I gave away the matte ones to friends and kept the Baracuda for myself since I love the color and the finish.

I still have Colourpop lippies to share with you guys so keep on checking my post every now and then. 

Also, you can follow me on Instagram (@thecuteanddainty) for story updates and more beauty finds. 

Review: The Face Shop CC Ultra Moist Cushion

I'm not a foundie person. Ever since I liked Korean skincare and makeup, I always use cushion since then. So whenever there's a good deal on cushions, I always grab the chance to get them. So when The Face Shop had a sale on their CC Ultra Moist Cushion way waaaaay back, I just had to grab one. It came with a refill so I had more reason to get it.

I always like cushion for it is compact and very convenient to use. I can use it easily whenever I want to do touch-up at the middle of the day, even without bringing brushes or makeup sponges. 

PACKAGING - The product is housed in a box and it is in a sophisticated compact that has embossed gold details in it. The SPF was shown on the box and good thing there's an English translation on how to do the refill.

SCENT - There's no particular obvious scent but the product has a good scent once opened. 

PRICE - I remember getting it at the store. If you know me, I always score good deals online but the time I bought this, I feel a little generous to myself. HAHA. If I remember it correctly, it is priced at P1195. It already comes with a refill. 

EFFECT - I like that this has a dewy/glowy finish without the oily feel to it. The shade I got was Apricot Beige and it is the perfect shade for my skin tone. I like that it is easy to blend and hides away my imperfection such as dark spots and dark circles. It also lasted for a good couple of hours.

Yay for me! (。◕‿  ◕。) 
  • Sophisticated packaging. 
  • Compact and easy to use.
  • Has dewy/glowy finish.
  • Has a free refill.
  • Hides imperfections pretty well.

Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • A little expensive.
Price: P1195.00
Bought from: The Face Shop
Size: 15 g.

This is one of my holy grail when it comes to makeup. Korean makeup for me is really a bit expensive, compare to Western products. But I think it is all worth it because apart from getting the skin I want, there's this Korean skin feels as well. 

You? What are your favorite cushion to date? 

How Wigs Help Gain Back Confidence

They say that our hair is our crowning glory. It may be true for some but for people battling with alopecia, it's hard. 

Few months back, I remember my husband had few spots of hair loss on his head. At first, we didn't thought that it meant something. Time went by and it became bigger and bigger. It was also scattered around his head. From then on, his self-esteem went down and almost didn't want to go to work anymore. 

We found out from research that majority of the effect of it was because of stress. He seek medical help and we spent thousands for his treatment. 

My husband's case was just a simple case but I found out that a friend of a friend suffered from intense hair loss and they didn't know what to do. Also, the person can't cover the expenses for treatment and medicine. Good thing, a group of concerned people donated wigs to her. That's why she uses wigs instead. 

Different wigs are available at different online stores. From the website of Unice, front lace wigs are popular. There offer various types of wigs. There are bob wigcurly wig and some straight wigs. These are beautiful wigs that even I would want to try. But more than showcasing beauty, these wigs helps boost self-confidence to those people who have hair problems.

To be honest, I, myself would love to wear a wig too. Haven't tried it yet but I am very open in doing so in the future. More than beauty, these are tools that brings back self-confidence to people who might need help.