Archive | Avon RSS feed for this section

AVON Anew 360 White CC Cream SPF 30 PA+++ 15-in-1 | BDJ Box 7-day Challenge

25 Feb

Avon Philippines just joined the CC Cream bandwagon as they released their latest product — AVON Anew 360 White CC Cream SPF 30 PA+++ 15-in-1. That’s quite a mouthful isn’t it? The bottomline is that this is more of a skincare product than a makeup. More on the moisturizer side but with high SPF content.

avon cc cream

Photo Courtesy of avon.com.ph

I got this particular one from the January-February BDJ Box. This was the first thing I noticed and loved among the rest of what’s inside the box. Anything with SPF tickles my fancy so I tried this at once… and I love it! Oh, if you want to subscribe for a BDJ Box, you can go to http://bdjbox.com/register.

Click Continue Reading to find out more.

Continue reading

Unboxing Jan-Feb 2014 BDJ Box

4 Feb

The BDJ Box Team make 2014 a great year to start taking care of ourselves – from our hair down to our nails! The January-February box has “Change it Up!” for its theme and I think it is the perfect time to resolve and change our beauty boo-boos.

 At a glance, these are the products included:

January-February 2014 BDJ Box

Beauty and Bright Moringa Soap

My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shampoo

My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Conditioner

Tony moly Skin Revolution Kit

Avon CC Cream

Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp Mascara

Ellana Minerals Lip and Cheek Tint

Revlon Nail Art (Neon, Moon Candy, Expressionist)

Garnier Color Naturals

Continue reading

Avon Skin Goodness BB Cream in Nude | More of a Tinted Moisturizer

23 Oct

Thanks to Glamourbox, I got to try another yet promising BB Cream — Avon Skin Goodness BB Cream in Nude. I got it from the Special Avon Glamourbox which you can view here.

I like that this squeeze tube comes with a gold box (not in the picture). I love the gold/bronze and black twist cap combo this tube has because it looks sophisticated. It is very handy since it fits just more than a half of my palm, meaning, I can stash it in my bag when I travel. 
Avon Skin Goodness BB Cream in Nude

Get to know this BB Cream when you click Continue Reading. 

AVON True Color Eye Shadow Quad in Purple Pop | Elegance in 1-2-3-4

20 Aug

I got this full size sample from the Special Edition Avon Glamourbox I got last July. Though I am not into eyeshadows, I think this eyeshadow is a big help for me to try different looks with.

AVON TRUE COLOR EYE SHADOW QUAD in Purple Pop

Avon has this standard sleek black packaging that has the AVON logo embedded in front. It looks nice but I think the packaging is not that sturdy. It is a bit bulky if you’re going to bring this with you anywhere. But this bulkiness is somewhat because of the big mirror and the brushes included in it.

Click Continue Reading to see swatches of Purple Pop.

Continue reading

Unboxing The Special Edition Avon Glamourbox

22 Jul

This is the best Glamourbox yet!

The Glamourbox team came up with a special edition Avon box. I got so excited about it upon knowing that they have teamed up with Avon Philippines. I was kind of expecting more cosmetics this time and not just samples, mind you.

Special Edition Avon Glamourbox

Click Continue Reading and let’s get glam with Avon!

Continue reading

AVON Vitaluscious Lipstick in Reviving Red | Casual Red for Everyday

2 Jul

Finding this in my June BDJ Box was fine with me. Especially when I saw the shade that I got — Reviving Red.

I have a number of Avon Lipsticks because it has good quality, fairly priced and there are a lot of shades and finish to choose from. I stopped buying them since all the lipsticks easily slides out of its tube. At first I thought it was my fault, that I have been not handling them well, but then all the Avon Ultra Moisture Rich lippies I have were all out of their tubes. I planned melting them and transferring to other containers because it is such a hassle that it keeps falling off.

This Avon Vitaluscious Lipstick is no different from the previous ones I had. It had the same bulky, silver and black tube packaging which is sealed. Mine has not fallen out yet but I sill not be disappointed anymore if it does (though I handle them very carefully and keep them properly).

AVON Vitaluscious Lipstick in Reviving Red

Click Continue Reading and see more about this.

Continue reading

Unboxing June BDJ Box

19 Jun

BDJ Boxes often arrive mid of the month…. for me, it comes just in time for a celebration! Last month, I got it on Mother’s Day and this month, I got in time for my birthday!

“The Science of Beauty” is the theme for this month’s box.

As said, “We’ve put together eight amazing products, all backed  by the wonders of science to bring out your most gorgeous self! All of them powered by hours of research, working towards giving you your most beautiful self yet.”
After the jampacked May BDJ Box, I kind of kept my hopes up with BDJ Box. I believe in them and I think that they will be able to deliver.


IMG_5326

A total of 8 products is inside the June BDJ Box — 6 full size ones and 2 samples. There is also the famous sticker which states, “You are stronger than you seem; You are more beautiful than you think.

IMG_5357

So if you want to see more of what’s inside, please click Continue Reading.

Continue reading

REVIEW:AVON SSS Glutathione Lotion with Marula / April BDJ Box 7-Day Challenge

30 Apr

Our family went out for a swim on a lazy Thursday and though I religiously applied my Nivea SUN Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist every two hours, I still had a slight bit of tan.

with my cousins

with my cousins

Thankfully, I remembered I have something in my April BDJ Box that can help me. It is the AVON SSS Glutathione Lotion with Marula. 

Product Description

Skin looks and feels renewed and rejuvenated in just 12 hours! Infused with Glutathione, a powerful anti-oxidant, this leaves skin radiantly glowing and more youthful looking. It is a lightweight moisturizer that improves skin’s clarity and makes skin look whiter immediately after the first application. Formulated to help decelerate melanin production and gives dark skin with a fairer skin tone.

Dermatologically tested. 

Direction: Use twice daily. Smooth all over body.

945624_10152756400775234_1928118183_n

I have been introduced to AVON SSS lotions when I was a kid. My aunts all raved about it, saying that it was effective and has a nice smell. Not so long ago, I have tried a variety of AVON SSS lotions. I don’t apply it as often as I should because I am such a sucker for moisturizers that I end up using what I want at the moment. Oh, SSS stands for Skin-So-Soft, in case you didn’t know.

I was happy to receive a full size of this lotion and would really finish this. For 250ml of product, you only pay 350php or less if you get it from an Avon lady. Avon offers discounts almost monthly!

This was the first lotion I grabbed when we arrived home after the swim. I placed it in the fridge so I can enjoy it more when it is chilled. It served as my after-sun(burnt skin) moisturizer.

The consistency of this lotion wasn’t different with any Avon SSS Lotions I’ve tried. It has this rich, almost-thick consistency but is not heavy on the skin. It is great for every day use because of its lightweight, moisturizing formula. What makes this stand out is that it is infused with Glutathione, a powerful anti-oxidant, that helps control and decelerate melanin production. Also enriched with Marula, Africa’s “miracle oil”,  it deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin.

It helps renew skin dullness and helps lighten dark spots brought about by sun exposure and skin aging. It solves the dryness of my skin and keeps it that way. It is very effective. In just a few days of using this, I noticed that there is visible improvement on my skin’s texture, tone and hydration. It kept my skin looking and feeling healthy, nourished and glowing.

It is also very easy to apply but takes a bit of time to dry up and be absorbed by the skin. I also love the scent that it has which stays for a while. I use this twice a day, morning and night, after I take a shower.

What I Love:

(+) It is from a trusted brand, Avon.

(+) It is infused with Glutathione and Marula that helps control melanin production.

(+) It makes skin soft and smooth.

(+) It makes skin moisturized and hydrated.

(+) It keeps it healthy looking and glowing.

(+) It makes my skin more even-toned.

(+) It works fast. Visible improvement can be seen in just a few days usage.

(+) It has a nice scent to it.

(+) It is lightweight and very easy to apply.

(+) Affordable.

What I wish:

(-) It is quickly absorbed by the skin.

(-) It has SPF.

(-) It is available in leading department stores and not only thru Avon ladies.

I made a day chart wherein I recorded my skin observations daily for 7 days.

284374_10152756367760234_134906316_n

Day 1 – Tanned skin it is! Hello to uneven skin tone, too. But it kept my skin from getting dry. 

Day 2 – There was not much change on my skin color but the skin tone has somewhat came even-toned. Soft skin can be felt.  

Day 3 – Slight change can be seen on my skin. My skin felt smoother and softer.

Day 4 – My skin has improved a lot from Day 1. I can also see a gradual decrease in the tan. It made my skin silkier, softer and smoother.

Day 5 – The skin on my whole body seemed to feel renewed and revitalized with daily use.

Day 6 – Hydrated, healthy, glowing skin I can see you now…

Day 7 – Great improvement on my skin! It has kept my skin moisturized, healthy and even-toned. YAY! 

I believe with continued use, it will help my skin achieve its most natural fairness. It will prevent getting sun spots on my skin and keep it healthy and moisturized.  

OVERALL: I highly recommend this product to anyone who wanted to see an improvement on their skin’s texture, tone, smoothness and overall health in a few days time.  

Unboxing April BDJ BOX

20 Apr

BDJ BOX is really full of surprises! As I was dreaming of another “labeled” box, came in a variety of summer goodies. Everything inside this box is perfect for summer… Perfect in the sense that it is timely. These products will help us keep our cool and stay fresh all summer long!

???????????????????????????????

What’s Inside the Box:

There are 5 full size products, 2 sample sizes, Goody clips and elastics, a bonus nail polish remover wipes, 5 “I see the beautiful in YOU” stickers, 3 sachet samples and 3 vouchers!

???????????????????????????????

Let’s look into it one by one, shall we?

???????????????????????????????

Bifesta Age Care Cleansing Lotion, 300ml for 419php

Conveniently remove your makeup with the power of oil cleansing minus the oily feeling! Bifesta Cleansing Lotion is Japan’s first ever water based makeup remover that not only cleanses, but nourishes deep down the skin. Use this to cleanse your face after a long day of wearing makeup.

???????????????????????????????

Garnier Light Intensive 3 in 1 Whitening Essence Mask, 19ml for 89php (2 masks) – full size

Reveal radiant and hydrated skin with Garnier’s intensive 3in1 whitening essence mask. Its three major contents help lighten skin tone, remove dead cells, refine texture, retain water inside the skin for hydration. Great refresher for tired, dull skin, may be used before makeup! See a blooming, glowing YOU! For best results, use this 2x a week.

???????????????????????????????

AVON Anew 360 White Day Cream 30ml for 799php – 15g full size is inside the box

“Get rid of impurity, transform into flawless skin.” Anew 360 White Day Cream is specially designed for Asian women with its advanced formulation to help moisturize all day long while reaching a radiantly white skin.

???????????????????????????????

Celeteque Hydrolyzed Moisturizing Mist 120ml for 349php – full size

Beat the heat with a mist! Use before makeup to prep your skin with a moisture. Celeteque Hydrolyzed Moisturizing Mist is formulated with Fuji water that contains minerals for skin rejuvenation, elasticity and suppleness. Use this in the middle of the day for an instant refresh.

???????????????????????????????

AVON SSS Glutathione Lotion with Marula 250ml for 350php – full size

Infuse your skin with a powerful moisturizer! Avon’ s #1 Skin So Soft Lotion is now enriched with Africa’s “Miracle Oil” – Marula, that deeply hydrates and nourishes the ksin. Use this twice a day and feel the difference!

???????????????????????????????

REVLON Nail Art Moon Candy 7.68 ml for 375php – full size

Have a rocky candy finish with Revlon’ s limited edition nail art duos! Rock your nails with a holographic glitter top coat illuminated by the dark cream base coat and get fab cosmic look.

???????????????????????????????

Selena Gomez Eau de Parfum 100 ml for 2950php

Embody the smell of fruity bouquet blending with musk, dewberry and purple freesia notes. Selena Gomez’s head turning perfume is perfect for this summer scent as final touch to your outfit of the day. Embody the star’s fresh and sweet perdonality with Selena Gomez Eau de Parfum.

???????????????????????????????

Goody Slide-Proof Pins and Elastics, 2 clips 2 elastics for 449.75php

Fix your hair in style! Use a Goody classic – slide-proof bobby pins – to avoid hair kinks! Have a finely styled ‘do while avoiding unwatned pimples caused by hair covering your face. Use Good Elastics to tie your hair up and you are good to go!

*I already used the 2 elastics and my daughter has them so I wasn’t able to include it in the pic.

???????????????????????????????

Candi Nail Polish Remover Wipes 30pcs for 65php

No mess, no spill – just easy to use. Meet your new nail polish remover buddy! Candi helps you remove your nail polish hassle-free. It doesn’t just help you, but it keeps you from dry nails and fingers! Its acetone-free feature transforms your nail time into fun time.

Vouchers and sachet samples:

??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

April and May boxes are sold out! Have you subscribed for the June BDJ Box yet?

 

DIY: How to Make Cream Blush

7 Feb

    Here I am with another DIY 🙂

    Cream blushes stay longer than a powder blush. Unfortunately, I don’t have any cream blushes right now  so I just made one myself.
    Please check this out if you want to know how.
    STEPS:
    1. Prepare the things you will need:
    • empty container
    • any moisturizer
    • pigments (different shades of blushes or eyeshadow, highllighter, bronaer)
    • toothpick (for mixing and scooping)
    • tissue (for cleaning/wiping mess)
    • makeup setting spray
    used Human Nature blush case

    used Human Nature blush case

    blushes (from Human Nature, Avon, Krave) highlighter (from Avon), bronzer (fromnElianto)

    blushes (from Human Nature, Avon, Krave) highlighter (from Avon), bronzer (fromnElianto)

    setting spray (from Krave), toothpiock, Moisturizer (Cetaphil Lotion)

    setting spray (from Krave), toothpiock, Moisturizer (Cetaphil Lotion)

    2. In an empty container, use a toothpick to scrape and scoop your chosen pigments. I chose Human Nature Blush in Petal Bloom, Elianto Bronzer, Krave Blush Krush in Pink Muffin. You can use any kind of powder blush (loose or pressed, mineral or not). You can use multiple colors so you can mix them and get a new blush

    IMG_00373. Optional: You can add highlighter/illuminating powder. Be careful not to put too much.

    Avon highlighter

    Avon highlighter

    4. Add your chosen moisturizer (about a teaspoon) to the blush powder mix and stir completely with a toothpick.

    a squeeze of Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion

    a squeeze of Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion

    IMG_0042

    5.  You can add more pigments if you want it be really pigmented. Add more moisturizer or pigment to achieve your desired blend. Stir until the pigments and moisturizer are thoroughly mixed.

    IMG_0049

    stir stir stir! :)

    stir stir stir! 🙂

    6. Using a toothpick, flatten the cream blush and clean up the sides of the container with a tissue.

    ???????????????????????????????

    IMG_0078

    7. Optional: You can spritz some makeup setting spray to set the concoction.

    using Krave Mist Spritz setting spray

    using Krave Mist Spritz setting spray

    8. Leave for 30 minutes until dry then put it in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set.

    TA-DAAAAH! The finished product!

    IMG_0087

    ???????????????????????????????