Archive | September, 2012

Human Nature 100% Hydrating Mineral Lipsticks

10 Sep

Like all other girls, I love lipsticks or any lip product for that matter. It was actually my stepping stone, the basic tool I knew about make-up. I remember sneaking into my mom’s drawer to “borrow” her lipsticks and put it in my lips. That love didn’t fade off. I grew up not knowing much about make-up but knowing little with lipsticks.

And when I read in some articles that most of the lipstics in the market today contain harmful chemicals, I knew I had to find an alternative. One of these harmful chemicals is Carmine, an ingredient used to achieving the bright colored pigments. Carmine is said to be found in bodies of insects. What a turn-off.

I decided to try the Hydrating Mineral Lipstics from Human Nature. I got all 5 shades because they were too nice.

All 5 shades 🙂

LIPSTICK TUBES (old and new versions)
old – new – old – new – old

Hydrating Mineral Lipsticks

Here are the swatches:

swatches

FIRST KISS – pink/purplish shade

LUCKY IN LOVE – red shade (orange undertone)

SWEET NECTAR – neutral shade

EARTH ANGEL – brown shade

CORAL KISS – peach/coral/orange-y shade

I love these products but they easily gave up on me.

The first one to give up on me is “First Kiss” – it became hard, doesn’t glide and developed a funky smell. I was so lucky that Human Nature Manila Branch replaced it with a new one with a new formulation.

Then three more shades disappointed me. “Lucky in Love” still can glide on my lips but it had the same funky smell as the first one I swapped. “Coral Kiss” and “Sweet Nectar” both has the sweet same smell but both are hard and won’t glide over my lips. I brought all three in Human Nature Manila Branch for their inspection and they just gave me credit for these. Thank you Ms. Jillian, Sir Denver and Sir Chris for always being accommodating!

I still have 2tubes left to play around with. I am crossing my fingers that they won’t give up on me just yet. “Earth Angel” and “First Kiss” are not as smooth as they used to be.

I didn’t hate Human Nature lipsticks…

But yes, I was disappointed. Though, I believe that the Human Nature Team is doing their best to improve their products so they can serve their customers well. They have my trust because I know they have the heart to serve and the heart to love the Philippines, the environment, most of all, us Filipinos.

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Human Nature (Sept) Haul

8 Sep

Human Nature Magalogue Turnover is a day I really look forward to. I get to visit an HHN branch, listen to the new products they promote, meet fellow HHN lovers and dealers, get discounts and freebies only on that day. Today I visited the HHN Manila Branch and got my goodies there.

New products released are:

NEW PRODUCTS

Pure Strength 100% Natural Oil-Fighting Face Wash – First ever organic facial wash for men! I didn’t get one yet since my husband is loyal to his personal care products. I still have a lot of convincing to do to get him to try organic products for himself.

Eco-Shopping Tote – I got this for free since I purchased the minimum amount required in Manila Branch. This will be very useful to me, especially now that plastics are banned in QC. I remember doing errands and a market vendor warned me that starting October this year, not one of them will use plastics anymore. I hope this trend will continue and get on with other cities as well.

Pinay & Proud T-Shirt – I was looking forward to buying this yet it is not yet available in HHN Manila Branch.

HONEY

100% Natural Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation Refill – I got loads of this simply because I am addicted! I love this product to bits that I know I have to have stock. I am hoping that I can easily refill the compact.

100% Natural Mineral Powder Refill – I wanted to get one but something’s telling me that I go for the Mineral Foundation Refill instead. I will get one soon, though, just to stock my Orient Pearl pressed powder.

HHN Body Scrub

100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub – I tried this and it felt amazing. It has very small beads that I know can work better in exfoliating my skin. And the scent is amazing too. I will try this very soon, and of course post a review about it.

Premium Deo in Powder Scent

100% Natural Premium Deodorant – Powder Fresh – They are claiming this is far from the regular deo they had. They won’t call it “premium deodorant” for nothing. I was not satisfied with the regular deo I got from Human Nature so I didn’t even bother to write a review about it. The regular deo simply didn’t work for me.

100% Natural Body Butter Cream – Mango Passion – I wanted this, but when I got to smell it, it was too much for me. I felt nauseated after. The scent is a bit different from the mango body butter they had in a tub. I will try testing it again to see if I change my mind and go get one.

EUCALYPTUS Hand and Foot Salve

100% Natural Hand & Foot Salve – Eucalyptus – The old version of this is one of my favourite products because it keeps my hand hydrated and soft. So when they upgraded this, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I think this one is more on the hygienic side since it is now in a squeeze tube, though the old tub version is quite recyclable. And oh, my hands felt really cool after trying this.

MY HAUL:

HAUL

magalogue, bug spray, body scrub, deo, foundation refill, eco-tote bag

In addition to the new products I got, I restocked on my feminine wash and citronella bug spray. The bug spray isn’t really for me. It’s for my baby. I never let anything bad happen to her. And having the bug spray on her skin is one less worry for me.

So there, these are the new products in store for Sep-Oct 2012. I hope you could try them out too. If you have any queries or orders on Human Nature, feel free to comment on the box below.

KRAVE Mineral Cosmeceuticals

5 Sep

I was watching ShopTalk on ANC and got intrigued on one of their guest speakers. It was the first time I knew of Krave Mineral Cosmeceuticals. I became really interested in their products which were PETA approved and certified ‘cruelty free’, just like Human Nature.

The famous products they have are the oil eliminator and skin hydrator, organic liquid foundation, and complexion perfection powder. What made me really look forward to knowing more about Krave is that they have organic SPF in most of their products. So I watched and listened carefully while Shoptalk is ongoing.

The next day, I searched for Krave on the internet. I was surprised to see that it was already popular especially with bloggers. I knew I had to be part of it and was really looking forward to experiencing Krave.

I registered and sent an application which was screened and processed thoroughly by their staff. After a week, I received a text message from them that I was one of the few passers! Woot woot! I was really giddy and followed their instructions gladly.

And on September4, I finally got hold of my Krave distributor’s package! YIPPEE!!! I am so excited to try them out! 🙂

KRAVE distributor’s package + free shade samples

 

shade samples

blush swatches: Pink Muffin and Peach Sorbet

Pink Muffin and Peach Sorbet

SHADES:

  • Pink Muffin – a hint of deep pink rose petal shade with a luminous glow
  • Peach Sorbet – true peach tone with a touch of pinkish glow

INGREDIENTS:

Kosher Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Mica, Zinc Oxide, Boron Nitride, Silica. May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Ultramarines.

KOSHER RICE POWDER is the refined starch from rice, known as Oryza Sativa. It soothes inflamed acne and skin ulcerations. An anti-aging skin formula that protects from the harmful rays of the sun, and leaves skin more radiant. It’s emollient and exfoliate properties keep skin cells healthy, while its ceramide increases collagen production to make skin more supple and free of wrinkles.

PRICE:
2.5 grams net. wt. P230

ORGANIC LIQUID FOUNDATION
Ricotta, Cassata, Tiramisu

SHADES:

  • Ricotta – best for fair skin with neutral undertone
  • Cassata – best for medium complexion with deep olive undertone
  • Tiramisu – best for morena/tan/latina complexion with either olive undertone or pinkish undertone

INGREDIENTS:

Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Mica, Zinc Oxide, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE),Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary Extract)

ROSEMARY EXTRACT consist of caffeic acid and rosemarinic acid,both are potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents.

CARROT OIL stimulates cell growth, rejuvenates tired, aged, dehydrated and damaged skin, eliminates skin toxins & improves complexion. it compose of 7 contents for anti-acne and 1 content for anti-aging.

JOJOBA OIL replenished the skin with moisturizing and soothing properties. It has antimicrobial properties, which means it actually discourages the growth of bacteria & microbes.

ALOE VERA EXTRACT it nourishes the skin and tissues with body-loving nutrients such as vitamin E and C.

VITAMIN E helps in reducing fine lines, gives your skin a healthy natural glow and regenerates the cells of the skin.
PRICE:

20ml squeeze tube – 385php

COMPLEXION PERFECTION
Banoffee, Custard, Hazelnut, Creme Brulee

SHADES:

  • Banoffee – for Morena girls with Tan or Latina complexion.
  • Custard – Neutral shade for Medium complexion
  • Hazelnut – Neutral shade for Semi Fair- Medium complexion
  • Creme Brulee – for Morena girls with deep olive (deep yellow) undertone

INGREDIENTS:

Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, May Contain: zinc oxide, silica

PRICE:

15 gram jar – 255php

30 gram jar – 495php

LUXURIOUS PERFECTION

LUXURIOUS PERFECTION
Cafe Melange, French Latte, Macchiato

SHADES:

  • Cafe Melange= neutral shade for Semi fair – Medium Complexion
  • French Latte= neutral shade for Fair- Semi fair complexion
  • Macchiato= neutral shade for the fairest complexion

INGREDIENTS:

Mica, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Boron Nitride, Silica, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Allantoin, D-Panthenol (ProVitamin B5), Bisabolol, Iron Oxides

ALLANTOIN which comes form the comfrey root used for its healing, moisturizing, soothing and anti-irritating properties. It is moisturizing and keratolytic, meaning that it causes keratin in the skin to soften.

BISABOLOL is obtained from the Chamomile plant that contains high concentration of Panthenol that effectively stimulates the healing of the skin and is a superb ingredient use to soothe irritated skin.

ProVitamin B5 acts a shield to protect the skin from allergens, skin irritants that can cause acne, rosacea & contact dermatitis, great moisturizer too.

GOLDEN JOJOBA decrease your skin production of oil, fights the regulation of too much sebum of the skin & controls the formulation of acne

PRICE:

15 gram jar – 300php

30 gram jar – 550php