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Human Nature 100% Natural Body Butter Cream in Berry Bliss | Oh so Yummy for my Body!

31 Jul

It has been raining most days this July and I find myself grabbing this every night. What makes me want to use it is its very thick and creamy consistency. I think that my skin feels dehydrated whenever its cold and to keep it from feeling that way, I have to use something thicker than what I usually apply.

Here comes another product from a company I truly love — Human Nature!

Human Nature 100% Natural Body Butter Cream

Product Description

Have you always stayed away from butter and cream because they’re so sinful? Indulge in rich, buttery cream without the guilt. Made with a fusion of nature’s best, ultra-succulent and potent ingredients, our antioxidant packed, deeply moisturizing Body Butter Cream will transform your thirsty, dry skin into velvety soft, supple skin. And because our Natural Care Labs made sure it’s 100% Natural with 0% calories, luxurious indulgence can now be guilt-free.

Did you know:

Most if not all available body butters and creams in the market right now use synthetic feel modifiers.

Feel modifiers is a term used for petroleum by-product ingredients usually ending in “-one” likesilicone and dimethicone. These sit in a layer on top of your skin keeping the moisture in but at the same time, clogging your pores and trapping in sebum, dirt, and bacteria. It’s like applying a layer of plastic wrap all over your body, suffocating it, and not allowing your skin to breathe. What’s even more disturbing is that according to www.ewg.org, there is insufficient toxicity data to know if dimethicone and silicone are safe for use in personal care products. So why use them at all?

Our Body Butter Cream contains none of these modifiers. Instead, we use premium all-natural plant oils to give your skin the deep moisturization it needs.

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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: Human Nature 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub

21 Mar

It’s bikini season once again! Are you ready to show some skin?

If you want to achieve soft, smooth, clean and radiant skin, exfoliate!

Why exfoliate? Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells (which settles on the epidermis, the top most layer of the skin), revealing your skin’s radiance. Exfoliating your skin from top to toe will get you glowing and ready for summer!

BUT…make sure what you use to exfoliate is safe, effective and gentle on the skin. Try Human Nature’s 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub in Vanilla Paradise!

I’ve had this product ever since it first hit the shelves. I attend Human Nature Manila’s magalogue turnover most of the time and I think I got this September 8 of last year. Check out my haul post last September.

I know this review is late already, but I think it just gave me enough time to test the product.

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Product Description

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and step into paradise in the comfort of your own home. Our 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub will give you the complete bath pampering experience so that you and your skin can get that much deserved TLC. It has bamboo scrubs and black rice to gently yet effectively exfoliate deep-seated dirt leaving your skin radiant, polished, and so much softer. Experience paradise in a bottle.

Look your best on the beach by getting a beautiful sun-kissed look. 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub helps prep your skin by exfoliating dead skin cells that get in the way of an even toned tan as you soak up the sun. Smooth away deep-seated dirt with the help of bamboo scrubs and black rice for radiant, polished and soft skin. Not only does it give you the ultimate pampering experience but it also leaves you looking beautifully bronzed this summer!

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 As always, Human Nature provides the complete product label: ingradients, expiry date, address of the company, etc.

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It’s great that this comes in a squeeze tube for hygienic purposes. This body scrub comes in 2 sizes: 50g for 129.75php and 200g for 349.75php.

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This all natural body scrub boasts of black rice and bamboo scrubs that effectively exfoliates dead skin cells and deep-seated dirt without being harsh on the skin. It has a rich, thick and foamy consistency that spreads easily on the skin. I can really feel the granules work and clean what soaps/body washes tend to leave behind. It is advisable to exfoliate the skin once or twice a week but when you have this, I think you would want to use this more often!

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I also love the scent of vanilla infused in this tube! It has this subtle vanilla scent that is not overpowering nor overwhelming. The scent lingers on the bathroom and on my skin! It is simply aromatic!

What I love most is that it leaves my skin lightly scented with baby soft, smooth feel, and a healthy, radiant glow. It doesn’t sting, itch,or  irritate any part of my body. (I usually get boils after I use salt scrubs so I stayed away from them!) Ever since I replaced my old salt scrub with this, boils didn’t appear at all!

I use this once a week or whenever I am stressed and want to pamper myself. On lazy days, I find it enough so I don’t slather on creams. But most often, after exfoliating, I use thick moisturizers or body butters to lock in moisture on my skin. Our skin absorbs better after exfoliation so I make sure to apply moisturizers.

Reasons why I love this:

(+) Pro- Philippines, Pro-poor, Pro-environment

(+) the labels have complete information on the product: ingredients, expiration date, etc.

(+) available online, in some stores/kiosks, thru dealers (like me! you can order this from me!) and in Human Nature branches

(+) affordable for 50g/129.75php and 200g/349.75php

(+) vanilla scent is so yummy

(+) doesn’t sting, itch, irritate and dry out my skin

(+) doesn’t leave any residue after rinsing

(+) makes skin feeling soft and smooth

(+) leaves skin with a healthy, radiant glow

(+) works best with lotions/moisturizers

What I wish: 

They will come up with a strawberry scent and green tea scent! 🙂

Have you tried this one yet?

REVIEW: Human Nature 100% Natural Cleansing Bar

19 Feb

For the first time in the history of Human Nature, they released an all natural fragrance free natural cleansing bar. Everyone was giddy excited the time it was available in the market. I usually attend the Human Nature Manila Branch magalogue turnover during mornings but just this time I got to attend the afternoon’s session. And to my (and fellow dealers) surprise, it was out of stock already. All those who attended the morning magalogue turnover hoarded.

I got this after a week’s worth of waiting.

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Product Description:

Why go for soaps that leave chemical traces on your skin and the environment? Choose only the good!  Our 100% Natural Cleansing Bar harnesses nature’s goodness to wash away the day’s dirt and grime while leaving your skin feelingcleanfresh and moisturized. And because it’s  fragrance-free, your skin is left clean and clear from all synthetic irritants found in chemical soaps.

Our cleansing bar is cold-processed, which means that it takes more time to make than your usual chemical soaps, which are hot-processed. Hot-processing removes the naturally hydrating glycerin in soap, which is often replaced afterward with synthetic fillers and harmful additives that leave the skin dry and dull after bathing. Cold-processing, on the other hand, produces high-quality soap that retains beneficial natural glycerin which keeps skin soft and hydrated. As a bonus, cold-processing consumes less energy and produces less waste – so it’s not only skin-friendly, but eco-friendly as well!

Do the earth and your skin a favor! Each time you use our cleansing bar, you help make our environment a little greener and your skin a lot cleaner!

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Before using this, I cut it into four parts to save it from melting away. I have done this to other easy melting soaps (Ceraklin soap of my daughter before and Snoe’s Oatmeal Soap). I don’t mind using small parts of soaps, though some may tend to have a hard time holding and keeping it in their hands as they lather.

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The 90g soap sells for 64.75php. Not bad for an all natural soap! The cleansing bar is white in color and is fragrance free (as said in the label).

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I’ve been using this for a month now. Roughly, I use a part for about 10days. The number of days the soap lasts depends on the number of times I shower. On normal days, I take a bath twice a day. I never go to bed without hitting the shower. During hot and humid days, I take a bath more than 3 times because I just hate feeling hot and sweaty.

Thankfully, this cleansing bar doesn’t dry out my skin, no matter how many times I use it. It lathers well but is not as sudsy as other commercial soaps I’ve tried. It also rinses out quickly without leaving any residue on my skin. I didn’t experience stings and dryness with this. It cleans well but doesn’t make my skin feel tight. It hydrates well because I always come out of the bathroom feeling fresh. I love that it leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized. Oh and it really helps if you follow it up with a lotion/body butter to lock in the moisture. The perfect combo for beautiful, soft, healthy skin: Cleansing Bar + Berry Bliss Lotion in the morning and Cleansing Bar + Berry Bliss Body Butter at night! Love the results!

The only downside I think is that it feels a bit gooey if left wet. I usually leave my soap ‘dry’ in the sense that it is free from excess water so it won’t melt and be wasted.

Reasons why I love this:

(+) HHN product means its Pro- Philippines, Pro-poor, Pro-environment

(+) unique packaging with complete information, ingredients, expiration date, etc.

(+) available online, in some stores/kiosks, thru dealers (like me! you can order this from me!) and in Human Nature branches

(+) affordable for 64.75 for 90g of product! 

(+) fragrance free and mild yet cleans very well

(+) doesn’t sting and dry out my skin

(+) doesn’t leave any residue after rinsing

(+) makes skin feeling hydrated, healthy and moisturized

(+) works best with lotions/moisturizers

I didn’t want to write a negative comment here because I can live with its soft creamy side that melts easily with water. I cut my soaps even before and I’m so used to ‘drying’ them up before putting it back on the soap dish. Tee hee! 🙂

I just love this so much and I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for an all natural soap that delivers!

Great job HHN!

 

REVIEW: Human Nature 100% Natural Smoothing Hair Serum

11 Feb
Available hair serums in the market rate zero to me. I tried using it once and I didn’t like the effect it gave. I felt that my hair is weighed down and greasy. I don’t use hair serums at all after that. But when Human Nature released their first 100% Natural Hair Smoothing Serum, I know I have to give it a try.
Product Description:

Silicone is your hair’s worst enemy! It coats the hair like plastic, preventing nutrients from penetrating the strands. Ironically, it’s found in many hair care products, especially hair serums. No one has dared to challenge this norm until now. Our Natural Smoothing Hair Serum is a breakthrough innovation in hair care. Made with a blend of nutrient-rich natural oils, it’s so potent that half a pump is all you need! It’s got sunflowersoybean, and broccoli oilthat nourishes and hydrates the hair, making it truly healthy and beautiful from inside out.

Did you know: Day in and day out, we subject our hair to a lot of stress – from environmental pollution to brushing and styling, your hair can really be vulnerable and prone to dryness. Styling products like silicone-based hair serums can actually make this worse! They give temporary gloss and shine but in the long run, they can damage your hair too.

Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut derived), dicaprylyl ether (vegetable derived), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, ethyl alcohol (sugarcane derived), Brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) seed oil, fragrance (all natural), glyceryl caprylate (coconut, palm and glycerine derived)

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I did not like the packaging because the oil comes out. I purchased a number of this in Human Nature Manila Branch. It was packed safely and I placed it inside my bag. When I got home, there was oil spill everywhere and it was just messy. I wiped the bottles clean and kept it inside a human nature delivery box that I still have. I made sure that the product is stable so there will be no more oil waste. When I was ready to use it again, the bottles are still oily and the box had oil spill too. I am not sure where the oil is coming from though. The pump is a bit flimsy too. I like the old pumps better. I just hope the packaging will be improved. The bottle is a bit ‘soft’ that you can squeeze it, unlike the previous bottles they had for the sunflower beauty oil, hand sanitizer, etc. Other than that, I love, love, love the product so much!
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This 50ml bottle does a lot for its price (249php). The serum is made of natural oils that offer a layer of moisture and protection that last throughout the day. Half a pump is all I need to achieve amazingly soft, smooth, frizz free hair all day.
I take half a pump into my palm, rub my hands together and apply the serum only on my hair tips to avoid experiencing oily scalp and comb it through. I use this 2 hours before I shower, after baths when my hair is damp, and before I hit the sack.
Amazingly, the oil just disappears into my hair leaving it smooth, shiny and healthy. I love that it does not weigh down my hair and makes it look flat like other drugstore hair serums do.  Not only does this add major shine to lifeless hair, it conditions hair making it silky soft and smooth. I’ve bid goodbye to frizz, tangles, and split ends with this! It replenishes just the right amount of moisture and makes achieving a salon blow dried hair easy!
The scent of this hair serum is a major plus too. It is so addicting! I love that the fresh, sweet smell lingers on my hair!
I recommend this to everyone (who has curly/straight/thick/thin/dry/frizzy hair) who is looking for a go-to product for giving their mane a healthy lift and salon like feel!
What I love about it:
– Proudly Pinoy made
– Pro-Philippines, Pro-poor, Pro-environment
– moisturizes hair and protects it from further damage
– makes hair soft, smooth, shiny all day
– keeps tangles and frizz at bay
– a little goes a long way
– doesn’t feel oily or greasy
– doesn’t weigh down my hair
– has an addicting sweet scent!!!
– has a fair price of 50ml for 249php
I wish:
– it has SPF.
– it comes in a bigger pump bottle
– the packaging will be improved.
Overall: I am very satisfied with its effect! I highly recommend this!

DIY: How to Make Organic Lip and Cheek Tint

10 Feb

I was thinking on making a different D-I-Y using all organic products. I came up with this lip and cheek tint! Read on to find out how!

STEPS:

1. Prepare the things you will need:
  • empty container (I used the sample container from Krave)
  • Human Nature Lip Balm
  • organic pigments (I chose Krave’s Blush Krush in Pink Muffin)
  • Organic Oils (Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil and Krave’s Panacea Oil)
  • toothpick (for mixing and scooping)
  • tissue (for cleaning/wiping mess)
  • makeup setting spray
  • candle
  • match
  • spoon

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2. Fill an empty container with the chosen organic pigments. I used Krave Blush Krush in Pink Muffin sampler from Krave. I did not use any other colors to keep it simple.

3. Scoop out an organic lip balm with a spoon. I chose the Peppermint flavor because it has an almost clear color. You can choose Human Nature Tinted Lip Balms if you want more tint.

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4. Light a candle with a match or lighter and put the spoon above the candle approximately 3-4 inches above. You might burn yourself so be very careful. Wait until the lip balm melts.

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5. Pour the melted lip balm into the container filled with organic blush pigments. Stir with a toothpick.

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6. Optional: Add 2-3 drops of organic oils to add more benefits on the tint. Do not add more than 3 drops because it may look to oily on your cheeks if you do.

2 drops of Panacea Oil

2 drops of Panacea Oil

2 drops of Sunflower Beauty Oil

2 drops of Sunflower Beauty Oil

7. Repeat steps 2 to 5 until you get the amount that you want. You may want to add more pigments or lip balm. Stir, stir, stir while the mixture is hot. It warms and hardens up in a bit so you have to be quick. You can always scoop out the mixture in the pot and heat it if you are not satisfied with how it looks.

8. Once you are satisfied, spray a setting spray and let it cool down and harden for about thirty minutes. You can even put it in the

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I used this sampler from Krave so my pot already has a label.

Easy peasy right? Let me know if this post has been helpful! Thanks for reading!

REVIEW: Human Nature Natural Hair Mask

8 Feb

Visits to the salon are a thing of the past ever since I became a mom.  I only go there now to get a haircut. To start with, I have virgin hair and have used no permanent chemical treatments at all. The only treatment I’ve had was hair spa.

The only thing I do to treat my hair is use deep conditioning treatment masks. Hair masks are made to improve your hair condition but most hair masks in the market are very costly. Thankfully, I found Human Nature Natural Hair Mask with Avocado and Gugo Bark! It comes in two sizes, 50g and 200g. It also has two scents/variants: Jasmine, which has the sweet smell of sampaguita, and Rosemary, which has a mentholated smell and feel.

I have the Jasmine scent in 200g and the Rosemary in 50g. I love both!

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Give your crowning glory the royal treatment it deserves! Our Natural Intensive Hair Mask strengthens, moisturizes, and nourishes your hair with the added benefits of vitamin E and vitamin B-complex. It deeply penetrates the hair so that you can have gorgeous, shiny hair that radiates from the inside out!

Coat your hair with only nature’s best: avocado (with Omega-3) to restore moisture and elasticity, gugo bark to nourish and minimize hair loss, and finally,organic virgin coconut oil so you can have hair looking – and feeling – healthy, shiny and soft.

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This has a soft, thick, creamy consistency.

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Only 99.75php for 50g of product.

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Made from natural ingredients and proudly made in our country!

I use any of the hair mask depending on my mood. Once a week, I replace my conditioner with this. How do I use it? After shampooing, I squeeze out excess water from my hair. I scoop an ample amount of the HHN Hair Mask and rub it in my palm. I smooth it over my damp hair, comb it and wrap my hair in a shower cap. I rinse out completely after an hour or two or after I’m done playing with my daughter, reading her books, or doing chores at home.

The gentle, all-natural ingredients in this tub is very helpful in keeping my hair healthy and revitalized. This deep repairing treatment nourishes and moisturizes my hair from the roots to ends to tame frizz and prevent hair damage in the future. It does its job well in conditioning hair and adding shine. It makes my hair healthy, soft, smooth, shiny and manageable.  It strengthens my hair too, decreasing hair fall  and dandruff! The scent lingers on my hair until the next day!

No more bad hair days for me, thanks to HHN Natural Hair Mask!

To sum it up:

What I love about this:

(+) It is a product of Human Nature, a trusted brand!

(+) It has 2 variants to choose from – Jasmine and Rosemary.

(+) It revitalizes hair making it soft, healthy and manageable.

(+) It prevents hair fall and dandruff.

(+) I had no breakouts with this!

(+) The scent lasts even the next day.

(+) Fair enough for 99.75php(50g) and 299.75php (200g).

What I don’t love:

(-) none!

 
What hair treatments do you use? Have you tried this one from Human Nature? Comment below!

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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    REVIEW: Human Nature Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation

    4 Feb

    I fell in love all over again with Human Nature when they released the very first organic makeup foundation last May 2012. I have been using this since they first released it and I still obsessed with it.

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    The elegant purple compact is sturdy and sophisticated. I don’t mind toting this with me anywhere I go without the worry of having the powder all over my things. I also noticed that the powder foundation stays intact unlike the previous human nature mineral powder.

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    The sponge applicator, which is soft (not rubbery, like some drugstore makeup brands provide), is housed perfectly on a separate space in the compact. There are holes to let the sponge “breathe”. I only use the sponge when I am out and needed to do some touch ups. Oftentimes at home, I use a kabuki brush to buff the foundation on my face to give the sheerest coverage.

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    There are 4 shades available to suit Filipina skin. Take your pick from Vanilla (light), Honey (fair), Caramel (medium) and Toffee (morena).

    I got the shade Honey. At first, I thought my shade was Vanilla since I have been using the lightest shade, Orient Pearl, in the mineral pressed powder but when I swatched it, it was way too light for me. I give it to Human Nature for concocting the perfect shades that match Filipina skin tone well.

    Human Nature 100% Natural Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation is unlike other mineral makeups in the market. This is the first mineral foundation to be pressed. Other mineral makeups are in powder form which can be a little messy to handle, especially when  you tote it around with you. 

    I was worried then that I had to spend 475php to get a new one, but then Human Nature offered powder refills! I guess the demand was great that they had to come up with refills. Powder refills are a huge bonus since you save money and you don’t end up wasting packaging. They also provided a new sponge along with the refill.

    What I love most is that whenever I use the compact, I always receive a “Hey Gorgeous!” greeting! Who wouldn’t love to be called “gorgeous”?!

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    This is a great everyday foundation that looks so natural, hides imperfections, conceals blemishes and evens out skin tone. Not to mention it stays on for 5 hours straight! No touch-ups at all! It gives light coverage when applied with a brush, medium coverage when applied with a sponge. Coverage is also variable depending on the layer you put on. At times, I also use it to set my tinted moisturizer or bb cream and it makes the effect more matte and the makeup last longer.

    This product is also affordable, given that it is a mineral makeup. Most mineral makeups in the market are expensive and is not totally talc-free and toxin-free. It is suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin can use this. I for one have oily-sensitive type of skin but this did not break me out at all. It also makes me proud that this product is made here in the Philippines.

    There is only one problem with this, it somehow melts and cakes on me. I guess it cannot stand well with the humidity of our country. I just blot with a single ply tissue paper and I’m good again.

    What I love about this:

    (+) It is a product of Human Nature (I just love HHN!)

    (+) It has 4 Filipina shades to choose from (swatch them first to prevent choosing the wrong shade if you’r going to shop online)

    (+) It hides imperfections, conceals blemishes and evens out skin tone

    (+) It looks so natural on me

    (+) I had no breakouts with this!!!

    (+) It is long wearing.

    (+) The packaging is so lovely and there’s a “Hey Gorgeous!” greet every usage!

    What I don’t love:

    (-) It has no SPF.

    (-) It sometimes melts and cakes especially when it’s humid.

    (-) It may be a bit pricey for some but I think it is priced fair for me.

    Overall: I am satisfied and I highly recommend this product!

    HUMAN NATURE’S START RIGHT, STAY RIGHT CONTEST

    17 Jan

    I just joined Human Nature’s contest: HUMAN NATURE’S START RIGHT, STAY RIGHT CONTEST: Things You Wish You Knew When You Were A Teenager

    You can read the entries here.

    Here is my entry:

    My advice for teens and for my future teenage daughter is just to enjoy the ride. Use your bolts of energy in doing positive things that will yield positive results. Don’t be afraid to explore new things or new talents. It’s better to start early in discovering your real passion that will reveal your true self. Get busy getting to know yourself. It helps if you have learned your strengths and weaknesses so you can work on them and improve them. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your guardians, especially your mom. She is the best person to talk to regarding growing up because she went through the same phase you are going through now. Other responsible and credible people are also willing to help you, your aunts, your homeroom adviser, your guidance counselor. Make your way to the library or the internet if there are some things you are embarrassed to talk about with others. There are a lot of articles that might help you deal with what you are going through. You are never alone.

    I want you to remember that beauty is not skin deep. Quoted from the Little Prince, “It is with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” You have to focus on finding out your real self and what makes you happy. Pimples don’t make you less of a person. You also have to learn the basic steps in taking care of yourself and your skin. Prevention is always better than cure, they say. You have to start early with the cleanse-tone-moisturize-protect regimen. It pays off, trust me. Your future self will thank you for doing so. You also need to consider the products you are going to use. They must be designated for your skin type. It is also a plus if the products are not only good for your skin, but good for the environment and for the country too.

    Don’t try to fit in with the crowd or try your way to being popular when you get to hurt others in the process. It will never be worth it. There may be trials, petty fights, etc. yet you will be surprised with how understanding your real friends can be. My high school friends are really my closest friends because we literally experienced our firsts together. We know each other so well that we don’t even have to say a word just to comfort the other or to explain we have a problem.

    My High School teacher once said, Teenage years is just a phase.” Happily experience all the firsts – first crush, first dance, first day of the first period (called menarche), first love, etc. You can’t escape this whirlwind of emotion, you will experience all this because it is part of life. But what’s good is that it’s just a phase you have to go through. No one said it would be easy. Prayers help, a lot! It may be challenging and heartbreaking, but with God and your family by your side, I know you will survive this so-called ‘teenage years’ with a big smile and a happy heart.