Archive | May, 2013
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REVIEW: Krave’s Oil Eliminator HD with super fruit

31 May

Remember the Krave event last January 12? This was one of the items I got for free, the other one was Visibly Rosy Mineral Veil.

This is actually an improved version of their Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator. Improved in packaging, weight, price, benefits!

For 520php, you get 6g of product. Better than the 285php for 3g of product, right? The product now comes in a box, too. The box is where all the information you need are in.

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I tried this once way back February without using the sponge that came with it. I used my Ecotools kabuki brush in applying it and it did mattify my face but only for about 2 hours. So I thought to myself, “I like the Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator from the Poreless series better.”

This went on a hiatus for awhile since I still have some Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator left. Just recently, when I accidentally dropped my Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator and emptied the whole product compact (BOO! My bad!), I told myself why not make use of the improved version, the Oil Elimator HD, which has better packaging.

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Product Empties: MAY 2013

30 May

This is my first “product empties” post ever…because I hardly ever finish a product. I don’t get to empty them because, well, I like to keep them when they are 1/4 empty. I hardly ever throw products [even though they are expired!] because no matter how silly it may seem or how crazy I am, I’d like to keep them.

There’s going to be only one photo for this, though. 

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1.   Clindamycin Phosphate S.O.S.(Save Our Skin)

I am already using my third bottle as of the moment. For almost 100php, this product works! I don’t have any blackheads around my nose anymore and it prevents big breakouts. For a detailed review, check here. 

2. Human Nature Strengthening Shampoo

I used this months ago but just emptied it recently. It is an all-natural shampoo without SLS.  This does not lather like other shampoos but it cleans just the same. I also loved the fresh aloe vera scent it leaves my hair. Most of the time, it makes my hair look damp straight and at times it makes my hair stiff and dry. That is why I use it only twice a week and on days when my hair feels like it is so much chemically-laden.

3. Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator

I did not really finish this up. I dropped it — accidentally. I was in shock when it happened because it was still almost new. The tub is still filled. It works well in preventing oiliness and smoothing out the face. Instead of crying over spilled milk, I moved on already and started again using the new Oil Eliminator HD from Krave.

4. J&J Milk Lotion

This product is actually used up by my little girl. I included it here because I undeniably share this with her. She loves applying lotion on her skin and on my skin as well!

5. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

I swear by this product and have used this ever since my little girl was an infant. I have two of this [one at my parent’s house, one at home]. The one we have at home is the empty one. I also have a little bottle of this in her baby bag. It is gentle, dermatologist tested, and may be used even without water. I also get to borrow this when we are out and I wanted to wash my face. What’s great is that you only have to use a little amount and a 250ml can last you a year or two.

REVIEW: Nivea Happy Time Body Lotion

29 May

I am always on the hunt for great bargains, so guess what I felt when I saw a buy1 take1 of Nivea Happy Time Body Lotion while we were at Mercury Drug. I saw this and decided to get it. I asked one of the guards if they have more of this because I wanted to get more. Unfortunately, it was the last piece.

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Product Description

Inspire your senses and enjoy the care for a long-lasting Feel-Good sensation for normal to dry skin.

Enriched with Bamboo Extract and Milk Proteins, Nivea Happy Time Body Lotion strengthens skin’s protection function. Its mild scent with Orange Flower leaves you feeling fresh all day long. NIVEA’s unique formula naturally promotes a continuous moisture supply from within for long-lasting soft skin.

Skin compatibility dermatologically proven.

Skin Type: Normal Skin
Key Benefit: Enriched with Hydra IQ and Bamboo milk, this light lotion with orange blossom fragrance repairs dryness layer by layer for 24hour + smoothness and a lingering feel good sensation
Usage: Daily on the whole body

HOW IT WORKS

  • Moisturises long lastingly and strengthens your skin’s natural protection
  • The beautiful, mild scent of orange flower delicately lies on your skin and invigorates your senses

The Result: Your skin is left feeling silky soft and delicately fragranced with a mild scent of orange flower.

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Dare to Wear Maybelline / BDJ Box 7-Day Challenge Make Up Look

27 May

Out of all the drugstore makeup brands, Maybelline is a definite favorite of mine. So guess what I felt when I received full sized samples form my May BDJ Box, ecstatic, of course!

The products included in the 7-day challenge are the following:

  • Maybelline Clear Smooth All-in-One Shine-Free Foundation (To Go)
  • Maybelline EyeStudio LuminEyes, 
  • Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volum Express: Waterproof
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lasting Lipstick
  • Maybelline Baby Lips Color Lip Balm
Maybelline Clear Smooth All-in-One Shine-Free Foundation (To Go)

Maybelline Clear Smooth All-in-One Shine-Free Foundation in NUDE BEIGE(To Go)

Maybelline EyeStudio LuminEyes in WINE

Maybelline EyeStudio LuminEyes in WINE

Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volum Express: Waterproof

Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volum Express: Waterproof

Maybelline Color Sensational Lasting Lipstick in PEACHY SCENE

Maybelline Color Sensational Lasting Lipstick in PEACHY SCENE

Maybelline Baby Lips Color Lip Balm in BERRY CRUSH

Maybelline Baby Lips Color Lip Balm in BERRY CRUSH

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REVIEW: Garnier Light Gentle Exfoliating Scrub / May BDJ Box 7-day challenge

25 May

I was psyched to try another 7day challenge ever since I started doing it with the Avon Skin So Soft Lotion. This time, I tried Garnier Intensive Brightening Scrub from the May BDJ Box. I am actually doubtful if I am still going to post a review about it because I had a striking experience with it. Hubby told me not to review anymore, but I think it isn’t THAT bad so here’s the review.

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It comes in a colorful plastic squeeze tube that dispenses the product easily. I just can’t say about the information listed because there’s hardly any and most are not in English.

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This is actually the second time I tried a product from Garnier. The first one was the moisturizing cream with spf 17 which is still in the pending review list.

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Just a little amount can go a long way. It lathers easily and instantly while you rub your face. The moment you rinse it, you actually see your face a bit brighter than before. It cleanses well and has tiny sugar-sized scrubs that exfoliates well. It also has refreshing scent that can boost your mood.

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REVIEW: IN2IT Waterproof Eyebrow Colour 01

21 May
Among the eyebrow powders available in the market, this one has been raved about by other beauty bloggers and makeup enthusiasts. I got this last year and just doing the review now.
I am quite meticulous now when it comes to my eyebrows. They really make or break any look. So without further ado, I will go on to my review…
I was happy that the product was sealed with plastic to make sure you only get a new, untouched one. Good thing that I took a picture of this the night I bought it. The price (299php) was also there, too.
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REVIEW: SkinWhite Powerwhitening Face Cream Powder

16 May

Almost two months ago, while I was doing the grocery, I found this in the buy 1 take 1 section. I haven’t been there again so I don’t know if it is still on sale. I only got it for 56php for buy1 take1!  What I  am very sure of is this is widely available and is not hard to find in your local department stores, drugstores and groceries!

This is my first time to try a product coming from Skin White and I was a bit doubtful if this works. But hey, for the price, I guess it is worth the risk.

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REVIEW: Gluta-C Intense Whitening Original Body Lotion Spf 25

15 May

My 4th Sample Room purchase is another product from Gluta-C. It is the Gluta-C Intense Whitening Original Body Lotion Spf 25. I thought of getting together with the soap. I already wrote a review on the Gluta C soap which you can view here.

I love using lotions since I was a kid. I always see my Dad (you read that right! it’s my dad!) slathering lotion after every bath heal his dry skin and prevent it from coming back. Mom would find it sticky to use lotions all the time but she uses it too – once in a while.

So there, I got this addiction for lotions (a.k.a. moisturizers) from Dad.

When I saw that there was a full size sample in Sample Room, I got it too! I have been meaning to try this one but since I have a collection of lotions already, hubby did not want to buy one for me.

Let’s get it on with the review.

The 125ml arrived all sealed and bubble wrapped. I love receiving sealed products because I won’t have any doubts about it and it prevents spillage too!

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REVIEW: Gluta-C Intense Whitening Face and Body Soap

14 May

For my 4th Sample Room purchase, I got a lotion from Gluta-C. Though this is not a new brand name, this is my first time to use Gluta-C.

I always see the Gluta-C Intense Whitening Face and Body Soap around groceries and drugstores but haven’t really got myself one. Hubby would always reprimand of trying out new stuff since he believes in using “tried and tested” products. So when he saw the soap in Sample Room, he ordered one so we can both try them out.

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Product Description

INTENSE WHITENING and ANTI-AGING

The unique and powerful blend of Vitamin C and Glutathione is proven to be effective in ensuring

  • MAXIMUM WHITENING ACTION

Intensely lightens dark spots, blemishes and evens out the skin tone resulting to a fairer and more Radiant White. Suppresses melanin formation, which causes pigmentation and works at a deeper level even after rinsing off.

  • ADVANCED SKIN NOURISHMENT

These antioxidants progressively slow down the oxidation process which is the primary cause of aging. helps renew damaged skin and fosters a noticeably healthier youthful glow.

  • GENTLE CLEANSING

Specially formulated with moisturizing ingredients that cleanses skin of dirt and impurities without drying the skin.

ANTI-BACTERIAL

The combination of all ingredients inhibits microbial growth; keeps the skin cleaner, healthier and smelling fresh longer.

GLYCOSTECH

Quick and effective penetration of the skin using patented French technology.

Directions: Use as a regular face and body soap. Lather into wet skin and then rinse. For faster results, use in conjuction with other Gluta-C Intense Whitening products. Skincare has never been this easy!

Full size: 135g/ 60g

Price: PHP 104.75/ PHP 59.75

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Unboxing MAY BDJ Box

14 May

Last May 12 (Mother’s Day) before we left for the mall, this month’s BDJ Box came! What a timely lovely surprise, don’t you think?

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I was giddy excited with what’s inside when I saw the collaborations from brands I love — Garnier, Maybelline and Ralph Lauren! 

Who wouldn’t love these?!

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