Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal

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One of the cardinal rules when it comes to skin care is a no brainer: Choose products based on your skin type.

Duh.

I have oily skin but whenever I use products intended for oily skin, my face would feel raw and tight. So despite the oil slick on my forehead, I've always veered towards gentle, cream type cleansers from Cetaphil and Physiogel, which don't irritate my skin but which don't help with the oilies either. Oh well, that's why God invented oil blotting paper right?

Yves Rocher recently reached out to me to try out the Sebo Vegetal range, its newest line of products intended for combination to oily skin types. The main ingredient Baikal promises a purifying effect that would leave skin matte. And because I'm a sucker for all things Frenchy and skin care, I accepted the challenge.

LuLu Makeup Workshop

Even though you're far from kikay, every girl would do well to learn the basics of makeup application. You won't believe how much well-groomed eyebrows and lipstick can change your look. And since you are the product that you are pushing (yes, believe it or not, you are always selling yourself), it's to your advantage to make sure that that product is presented in the best possible light.

That's why it's great that two of my blogger friends Char and Donnarence have teamed up to come up with a half day makeup workshop that will cover the basics and beyond of makeup application. Knowing these two girls, that workshop will not only prove to be educational it will surely be fun, fun, fun as well!

For inquiries and reservations, contact lulu.makeup@yahoo.com or 0922-8242758.

Cooking up a Kitchen

Whoa. It's September already?! Why does it feel like we celebrated the new year just a few weeks ago? Seriously, time is moving so fast!!

But despite wanting time to stand still so I can savor every second with my baby boy, I'm also itching for October to come rolling by because that means that I'll be getting a windfall from work and I can finally have our kitchen renovated!

Ellana Pressed Mineral Foundation


I've always had a soft spot for mineral makeup because it was the first foundation that did not cause me to break out and/or make me feel like I was about to participate in a sagala (in short, natural lang ang peg). It's been years since I last used mineral makeup though because the loose powder formulation is just so difficult to use and my skin cleared enough for me to use tinted moisturizers. But mineral makeup will always be there among my holy grail products.

Sunday Surprise from Pond's

Guess what was suddenly delivered to my door last Sunday? A personalized kit from Pond's!

Let's see what's inside shall we?