Hola everyone! It's time for another Fan Mail Fridays blog post and this time, it's all the way from New Zealand. It's so nice to know that I have Filipino readers from other countries! Anyway, here's her question: :)
Hi! I am a Filipina living in New Zealand and i must say that i am a fan of your blog! I just want to ask your advise and your favorite/HG/recommended products when it comes to:
Mascara- loads of volume like wearing false eyelashes effect
Eyelash curler- Stubborn lashes that wont stay up
Pencil eyeliner- Suitable for oily lids, smudge proof. I never get to wear pencil eyeliner :( Because i have dark circles and I blink a lot more than a normal person does and after about 4 hours my eyeliner had smudged on my under eye area making it worse.
Bleaching cream- I have uneven skin tone especially on my armpits, knees
Beauty and wellness supplements- Do you take any? What can your recommend?
Thank you so much!
Thanks for writing. I've always wanted to visit New Zealand because my ninang, who's living there with her family as well, said that it's a very peaceful and wonderful country where lush greenery abound. Hope I can visit soon. :D
Regarding your question, here are my top recommendations:
EYELINER- Revlon's Colorstay is by far, the best eyeliner pencil for my oily lids. It literally stays put with very minimal to no fading, smudging, and creasing. On cool days, I can wear it without an eye primer, but on warmer and active days, I use an eye primer with it.
Another suggestion would be K-Palette's Real Lasting Eyeliner-it doesn't come off even if you don't have eye primer underneath!
MASCARA- Still a Maybelline gal when it comes to mascaras and Colossal Volum Express is my HG not only from the brand, but overall as well.
EYELASH CURLER- I would recommend Shu Uemura's legendary eyelash curlers any day. The curling effect actually depends on the mascara you use-it doesn't depend on the eyelash curler. I have suggested this because of all the curlers I've tried, this is the only one that has curled my lashes effectively and considerably. The rubber pad that comes with it is very sturdy as well: it doesn't wear out easily, hence you don't need to replace it after 6 months. (which is the recommended turnover for rubber pads in eyelash curlers)
BLEACHING CREAM- Hmmm...I haven't really used enough bleaching creams to recommend anything-besides, I don't remember any bleaching cream that's really effective. I do have something to recommend though, and it's Gluta-C. It's a gentle whitening gel because it doesn't have alcohol and harsh peeling acids. It's not super effective on me, but I did experience a slight lightening effect with it-it depends on your skin's reaction, really.
SUPPLEMENTS- I only use generic supplements, and I get mine from Healthy Options, a local health and wellness store in the Philippines, while MilkCa and Fern-D are from iFern. I think you can't really gauge if supplements are effective or not as it will depend on your overall experience with it. Needless to say, it's a personal thing. The only advice I can give is, buy from a reputable supplier or an authorized retailer.
That's all! Hope you liked this post. Have an awesome Friday! :)
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