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Feb 24, 2015

Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie in Just Say Yes

2/24/2015 2 Comments

That is one mouthful of a name, isn't it? :D Lip crayons are all the rage this past few years and new Filipino makeup brand Happy Skin made sure to include a huge selection of lip crayons in their line.

The name Shut Up & Kiss Me is a little enticing, but wait and see (or hear) the names of the lip colors in the line. My pick Just Say Yes was among the more subdued. ;)

My first choice was The Morning After, because I had hopes of it being my perfect MLBB; but sadly that one was out of stock, so I made a choice to pick this shade instead.

The Shut Up & Kiss Me lippies offers three-fold service: as gloss, as lipstick, and as balm.

This gloss/lipstick/balm in the color Just Say Yes is housed in a peach plastic crayon-type tube with beige markings and text. Pretty cute packaging. The product itself looks darker than when it is applied on the lips.

The swatch on my hand is still a little darker than when applied on lips. I do detect though a hint of a frostiness which I don't see on my lips - which is a little shine that isn't exaggerated.

Pigment is really good. That is just one swipe on my hand there. This is one of the reasons I wanted to try out a lippie from Happy Skin, because I heard the pigment is really good and I wanted to try an MLBB or nude shade (because I have more than enough shades of darker colored lipsticks). The reason I don't usually go for nude shades for lippies is because of my really pigmented lips. :/

And here's aforementioned pigmented lips wearing Happy Skin's Just Say Yes. :D The color is peachy-nude when worn. The natural color of my lips is still showing through though, but that is because I swiped a finger on it after applying the lippie. I find it a bit difficult to apply it perfectly from the tube despite it being in crayon form because it's so pigmented that it's so obvious when I went outside the line. The consistency is also creamy so it can pile a bit too thick if swiped too many times.

Don't get me wrong. I actually like this product. It's not everyday that I can rock a nude lip (I know, sounds funny). :D I had fears this color might wash me out, but fortunately it didn't. Now I can venture out with different looks, like smokey eyes or heavily kohl-ed eyes, and not having the lips compete for attention.

I have to say though that it is not moisturizing enough for me. I do suffer from chapped lips frequently and this lippie doesn't do anything in that regard.


Available at Plains & Prints, Beauty Bar and Happy Skin's online website. Price is P499.


Maybe not this exact shade. I am still interested in The Morning After if I could find a stock somewhere. :) And I've heard that the darker shades are more moisturizing than the lighter ones, so I'm going to give those a try next.

Feb 20, 2015

Hand Cream Therapy Set

2/20/2015 0 Comments

The first hand creams I have ever tried are from this therapy set gifted to me by my sister last Christmas and was bought from Watsons. The set comprise of 4 tubes of hand creams in different scents: Ocean Bliss, Sweet Berries, Green Tea and Vanilla Passion.

The hand creams are moisturizing and are easily absorbed into the skin. They are not greasy in the slightest, which is sometimes my issue with using lotions. The scents (well, most of them are) mildly perfumed and aren't distracting.

The ingredients are the same between the 4 scents, so I'm guessing that the only thing that differs is the perfume, which on the label is just labeled perfume. These contain Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, which contributes to its nourishing aspect.

Among the 4 scents, it's Vanilla Passion that I loved best. Ocean Bliss came second and Sweet Berries came third. I'm sorry to say that Green Tea doesn't make it to my like list because the scent is a little overwhelming. A little too herbal I think.

I don't think the scents have any skin care benefits since they are just in perfume form.


Bought at Watsons last Christmas for around P100-P200. Might not be available off holiday season, since Watsons usually release gift boxes only during holidays. But will have to check it out again.


Possibly. But I would love it if I can buy these per piece instead of by set. That way I could choose the scents I want.

What's your favorite hand cream? Would love to hear all about it. Share links if you have them. :)