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Bench Paint Box BB Compact Powder

A local brand, Bench,  is known for their shirts and pieces of denim also created a nice collection of cosmetics. The Bench Paintbox line wasn't new for me since I always saw them on Bench Stores but not all branches carry all their products.

Product Description:
BB Face Powder is a multi-benefit offering from Paintbox. It is a blemish balm powder with a sheer texture that whitens, smoothens and gives skin all-day moisture and sun protection.
The other day I check out what's new in the store and saw this nice black case compact powder called BB Compact Powder. It comes in 2 shades: Fair and Natural. I did pick up Fair instead since it matches my skin tone better than Natural which looks lighter on my arm when I swatched them.

Price: Php 168 each

My Brace Experience 1st Month

My mother told me I had gingivitis when I was a kid and my dentist told us to just remove my milk teeth via procedure and not naturally. I think it wasn't taken out correctly in a specific sequence which caused my crooked teeth up and down. This kind of process may cause development delay, crowding and impacted or missing teeth. After I had all my permanent teeth already, we already noticed that I have crooked teeth, having braces is quite expensive that time. We just let it that way.

I practiced on how I can smile this big without looking so crooked as my mom told me: "Mag smile ka naman, konti lang labas na ipin." (Smile a little but limit all the teeth from showing full up)
That's a hard thing for me - to practice in front of the mirror before taking photos, if you can see most of my photos, you can only see me smiling without showing any of my teeth. Let me show you how I smile with all of my upper teeth.
Before I had my braces - MAY 2016

How to Spot Fake Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip

REMINDER FOR YOU: This is posted July 2016, Colourpop newest packaging releases may not be updated here. I'll just update this once I already got the new release. Hope you read the whole post first before sending me blast emails and comments if you got the fake colourpop or not, I'm sorry but will no longer respond to those kinds of emails.
Makeup lovers would be obsessed with these $6 USD Ultra Matte Lips from Colourpop. But did you also know that there's also fake scattered in the market? Fake makeup could be very dangerous to anyone. I took a risk this time to show you guys on how you can spot the fake Colourpop Ultra Matte.

Price bought in the Philippines:
  • Genuine Colourpop Ultra Matte Php 400 each ($8.5 USD) - OUIJI
  • Fake Colourpop Ultra Matte - Divisoria Php 65 each ($1.38 USD) - ECHO PARK & SOLOW

Dermax Skin Station Haul

I was in mood to restock some skincare items so I hit Skin Station where they also offer Dermax and Blushing Beauty products. I've been addicted to skincare items lately because I'm have less time in the morning in applying makeup, atleast I know I can trust my bare face when I need to rush to office.
As for my picks, I bought these 3 items
  • Bamboo Water Micellar Toner ₱275
This advanced micellar moisturizing toner is suited for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin
  • Blushing Beauty Facial Mists in Rose ₱450
Achieve instant dewy, moisturized and glowing skin
  • UV Milk Anti-Aging Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA+++ ₱760
My favorite sunscreen so far from Dermax

I'll be back with reviews about these haul and more goodies to share with you!

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Have you tried any new skincare lately?

San San Lip Crayon in Rich Mocha

San San Cosmetics released this 2016 one of their newest lip product: San San Lip Crayon which is available in 6 amazing colors. I felt excited when I tried this Rich Mocha tester in our city's HBC Branch but suddenly, the SA told me it was out of stock as well as the other branch. Yesterday, I visit the HBC Branch in Robinsons Metro East and lucky to catch this lovely color.
Where to buy: HBC Stores
Price: Php 165 each
San San Lip Crayon in Rich Mocha is a rich mauve pink shade.

Pili Tinted Lip Balm

Pili Tinted Lip Balm is formulated with natural pili and elemi oil, Pili Tinted Lip Balm nourishes your lips while giving them a pop of color for that beautiful, kissable pout. Pili Tree from the South of Luzon, Bikol, translates as "chosen". The brand discovered by Rosaline S. Tan aims to help promote Bikol and help locals mired in poverty from the natural disasters encountered by the region.

[CLOSED] Glendabelle Giveaway Alert

It's been months since my last giveaway, so I'm throwing a line up of giveaways in my blog soon :)

I've been MIA for quite some time due to some personal stuffs and training. I've been focusing to my skincare as well, I stopped purchasing makeup items in a weekly basis (yeah I love to try new makeups before). I realized that it would always be better to invest in good skin care product then makeup will follow <3

I'd like to share these Burt's Bees Natural Anti-Blemish Solutions Toner and Moisturizing Lotion to 1 lucky reader of A Beauty Bella. Thank you all!
Here are the simple steps:
  1. Like A Beauty Bella Facebook Page
  2. Follow @glendacandedeir on Instagram
  3. Share this giveaway blog post on Facebook. Don't forget to tag A Beauty Bella
  4. Repost my giveaway photo on Instagram. Don't forget to tag @glendacandedeir and this giveaway hashtag #glendabellegiveaway #giveawayph
  5. Follow @glendacandedeir in Twitter 
  6. For me to track your entries, I'd love to see them on the comment section. Use the following format: Name, Active Email Address, Facebook Name, Instagram and Twitter username
Open for Philippine Residents only. Not convertible to cash. Please have the shared posts in Public so I can check
Giveaway ends July 16, 2016.

Check out this short raffle video I made. Thank you to all who joined! To the winner, kindly email me the soonest :)

 Jermaine Lingon - shynmori

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence

I still feel the rage for the Snail Mucin in skincare line until now. Now I got a chance to try this Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence.

Product Features :
  • Skin protection
  • Nutrition Supply
  • Improves Skin Vitality
  • Acne Control
  • Alcohol-free
  • Fragrance free
  • Skin barrier improvement
  • Relieve Damaged Skins
  • Skin Care Management
  • Whitening
  • Wrinkle Improvement
  • For all skin types
Price: Php 650 from @thebbcreamshop of Instagram

Snail Secretion Filtrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Arbutin, Human Ogliopeptide-1, Bee Venom, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Laminana Digita Extract, Dios Pyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Extract, Bacilus Ferment, Azelaic Acid, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross Polymer, Adenosine, Panthenol, Allantoin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Arginine

I researched about some of the ingredients of this awesome essence and I really love what I found:
  • Snail Secretion Filtrate which is an anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and improves skin tone by helping acne scarring to lessen. 
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice - the aloe very has been used for centuries to heal topical ailments from psoriasis to sunburns. It can be slathered to face to shrink pores and sooth acne flare-ups. 
  • Arbutin is a skin brightener and functions as tyrosinase blockers that causes freckles and sun spots. It's suggested for sensitive skin for it was less irritating than other skin-lightening ingredients. 
  • Human Ogliopeptide-1 - serves as a cytokine to stimulate epidermal cell growth and proliferation. Used by scientists to accelerate skin healing
The Benton Snail Bee Essence's texture was more like a gel, unlike several essences that have a runny formula. I like how this pump dispenser, it can release controlled amount of gel essence. It's a great moisturizer for the face as it retains a high level of moisture. I'm using this essence during the night and just every other day. If I use it during the day, it feels sticky, well I think because it's too humid here in the Philippines. I'm using it for several months already and I really love it. Due to natural active properties, the expiration date was affected: Expiration Date: 24months from manufactured date and six months from its opening. I believe I can finish the pump in less than 6 months.