Thursday, February 19, 2015

LA Girl Pro Conceal Review: Just Exactly Perfect

I just found for myself a perfect go-to concealer which is not exactly expensive yet gives the medium coverage I ever wanted. I bought the Pure Beige shade and the color matches my skin upon application. The product comes in a small tube that would probably last one month of regular use.

The LA Girl Pro Conceal HD is easy to apply -- just squeeze the tube and out comes the product from the brush attached to the tube. I sometimes use the brush to spread the concealer on my face but often just use my index ring finger to properly apply and cover my acne scars and blemishes. 

It is non-greasy and does crease. I apply it as I use the LA Girl CC cream and then top it with the pressed powder from the same brand. I only re-apply after half a day and before leaving work for home. 

Beauty SCORES:
* Bad, bad
**Good enough
*** Lovin' it
****OMG. This is perfect.
*****Nothing gets this score. Seriously.

LA Girl HD Pro Conceal gets a ****! I am so LOVIN' IT!!!

-- Ayapowers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Aya Says -- Product Review: L- GlutaPower Lightening Lotion

I am so excited to share with you a great product I have been using for about a week now. I am selling L-GlutaPower Lightening Lotion from Royale in my online shop but I got what I am currently using from my friend Larry who is a new member of Royale. I have to show support, you know. 

L-GlutaPower Lightening Lotion has exceeded my expectations of a whitening lotion. It gives an instant lightening effect. One would see the difference right away after application because the skin becomes literally white. It would become white if you put a lot of the product on your skin. The product is matte and hard to apply and it sticks to skin right away -- this is the reason why I said your skin would become white. I learned my lesson and combined 1 part of L-GlutaPower Lightening Lotion and 1 part Physiogel AI Lotion (1:1 ratio) so the mix would glide smoothly in my skin. It gives the same lightening effect but better as my skin looks naturally whiter compared to when I use the L-GluPower lotion alone.

I know it has just been a week since I started using the product but I have seen an improvement in the texture of my skin. This product has a great potential. I know that with continuous use, the instant effect will turn to a more permanent lightening of my skin.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Aya's Back!

It's been awhile since I last made an entry in my blog because I've been too busy in my work. There are a lot of things I had to put aside to concentrate in my job, things that I really love like designing accessories for my online shop and blogging. 

I understand that I need to keep my 9-5 job to survive but me not having time to write and create jewelry is killing me. I need to create a balance between doing what I love and doing what I am supposed to do.

But here I am doing a blog comeback! I also started with my new collection which will soon be posted here and in my online shop Keep Your Sparkle Shop @kysparkleshop in Instagram.

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and for all the emails I've received.

Keep the spark alive, y'all!

Love, Aya

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nautical T-Shirt Fringe Necklace

I recently made a t-shirt necklace and I had fun doing it. I embellished it with charms, and charms. This will be a part of my new necklace collection.

Check out my designs on Instagram. Follow Keep your Sparkle by Ayapowers  @kysparkleshop.

Much love,
Aya Lacuarta

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Instagram Launches Its Video Feature

If you are an Instagram user, you would have noticed the update notice stating that Instagram now has its video feature. It allows users to post and share not just photos but even videos! It is a shorter version of Keek and Youtube as the videos could only be up to 15 seconds.

I tried it out earlier. It is easy to use. I just had to press the camera button longer to create videos. It also allowed me to pause and start from where I left off to continue on my video. I uploaded two videos earlier but have deleted both.

The first video I uploaded had me speaking in slow pace. The second video was the same but it was cut mid-part. I searched for other users' videos but found their videos all perfectly good. I am now wondering what I did wrong or could have done to have my videos be posted as how they were created. I will create a new video and will update y'all. This is so exciting!

I tried it again on my Instagram account  @kysparkleshop. The voice in the video is slower than normal. I think is it because I am using an android phone. I have seen similar comments in Google Play of some android users. I hope this gets fixed soon as I want to post hundreds of videos. :P

Monday, May 27, 2013

Accessories by Ayapowers

RAIN Vintage Arm Stack
Owl Ring
Check my designs at Keep Your Sparkle on Instagram at

Nouvelle Clinic: A Review

I finally found time to go a skin clinic, this, with some prodding from my cousin Claudine. She said she has complementary vouchers from Nouvelle Clinic and we could have free diamond peeling. Nouvelle Clinic in Angeles City is relatively new. I think my cousin and I are one of the clinic's first customers. 

I had diamond peeling done on me quite a lot and I know which clinics do good and which ones are worth going back to, and Nouvelle is. 

We were greeted by the owner, whose name I forgot to ask. All I know is that we met fab fashion designer Brit Tripudio who is a brother of the owner. I really do not know as I have not asked a lot of questions. Brit said the grand launching of the clinic is in June. 

I would not want to delve on the prices but I could say their services and products are reasonably priced. The diamond peeling we had is for free and all we paid was the facial, and yes, what we paid was worth it although I hope the cleansing facial was a bit longer and more intense. My skin is not something that is to be adored, thanks to zits and boxcar cars acne left on my face. I could not say the facial and diamond peeling I had at Nouvelle improved it because I only had it once with them. I plan to go back if time permits. 

Nouvelle Clinic's other services include IPL hair removal, fractional Co2 laser, acne treatment, and varicose vein treatment.

Visit their website at

**Credits to fashion designer Brit Tripiduo for the photo.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ayapowers Reviews: Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher Review

Thank God it's Friday! I have always loved Fridays. I wish it is Friday everyday. :D 
Oh, well. :P

Beauty Find: Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher

I recently found out about Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher and I am so loving the product. It makes the skin look smoother, more matte, and pores less visible. I also love its consistency. I have always liked using primers and Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher could also be used as a make-up base. This is a must-try product and I hope would try this as well.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

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