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KRAVE Eyebrow Definer Kit in Pecan Deluxe | Obsessesed with this Very First Organic Eyebrow Powder

2 Dec

I have been obsessed with well groomed, natural looking eyebrows. So when Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals released their organic eyebrow powder, I got it immediately. I am a Krave distributor and ordered this last March 2013. This is my very first eyebrow powder! I have reviewed Shawill and IN2IT too! I know this review is kind of late already but I still have it and still using it.

KRAVE Eyebrow Definer Kit in Pecan Deluxe

This eyebrow definer kit comes with a black box with a little fuschia design. The box and the eyebrow definer kit look so sleek and sophisticated. The eyebrow kit has a thin, sturdy plastic container with brush and mirror included. The brush is two-way: one for lining and the other for blending. It has an eyebrow wax and powder, which is unbelievably organic!

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Krave Mineral Concealer | My First Concealer

12 Aug

This was my very first concealer! “Was” because as of this writing, I do not have this anymore. I gave this away since I don’t use it often and because I am a newbie in concealer, I find it a bit hard to use. I took notes about my experience with this before I gave this away so no worries regarding the deets below.

At first glance, you may think that this does not work at all. Don’t be deceived. The packaging may look flimsy and cheap but did you know that this is the first organic concealer in the market? Thanks to Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals for coming up with this.

Krave Mineral Concealer

This concealer looks a lot like a lip balm since its container is exactly like one. You need to rotate the bottom part to use the concealer. The label looks simple but it is filled with the needed info one is looking for.

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Unboxing the Bridal Bliss Glamourbox

2 Jul

Glamourbox is another beauty box that is worth your subscription. They had changes in their subscription, which opens only when they have come up with something; unlike BDJ Box, which has a monthly subscription.

The theme for the “June Glamourbox” is Bridal Bliss since June is most likely the month of weddings.

In this season of weddings, we can’t help but feel the joy and excitement in the air! May our skin -perfecting beauty selections prepare you for these blissful celebrations. Cherish the moments, Glambabes!

Bridal Bliss Glamourbox

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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.


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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REVIEW: KRAVE’s Luxurious Perfection in French Latte

24 Apr

I have been loving Krave’s Complexion Perfection in Hazelnut yet I think it is a bit dark on my skin so I got myself another shade from the second type of their loose powder foundation. Luxurious Perfection loose mineral foundation has more beneficial ingredients than Complexion Perfection.

I chose the shade French Latte since it is for individuals who have fair skin with yellow undertone.

20130423-173027.jpg Product Description:

LUXURIOUS PERFECTION loose mineral foundation with Levomenol, Allantoin, Golden Jojoba, provitamin B5

NON- COMEDOGENIC (won’t clog pores)
NON-ACNEGENIC (won’t cause acne break outs)

Experience our chemical-free, buildable coverage Luxurious Perfection which provides a natural SPF, poreless dewy finish and are enhanced with skin-soothing and anti-bacterial properties such as Allantoin (skin regeneration), Alpha Bisabolol (anti-bacterial/inflammatory), ProVitamin B5 (potent skin moisturizer) & Golden Jojoba oil (aids in the reduction of acne & regulates sebum production)
giving your skin an amazing radiant and healthy glow while providing you a flawless, air-brushed appearance. Hide the look of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper pigmentation and other minor facial imperfections with just a few brush strokes without ever feeling dry, heavy or looking pasty and chalky.


1. 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. 

2. LEVOMENOL 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.

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

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

Shake the jar and dab your brush in a swirling motion, tap it to remove excess powder & apply to your face in circular motion until desired coverage is achieved.

*Best to use with
OIL ELIMINATOR & SKIN HYDRATOR to achieve an oil free long lasting make up or MIST SPRITZ make up setting spray/ refreshing facial mist 

3 grams net weight P300
6 grams net weight P550



One of the things I love about Krave is that they keep their products sealed. This guarantees us that the product is kept clean, fresh and good as new.

???????????????????????????????I thought the label was part of the glass jar cover…until I opened it!

???????????????????????????????I am not really a fan of the sponge/powder puff that comes with their product because I prefer to use brushes. It helps keep the product from coming out of the sifter, though. I also love the fuchsia glass jar but I can’t help but notice that this same jar is available in leading department stores.l

So how does this differ from the Complexion Perfection? The shades and the beneficial ingredients give it the term “Luxurious Perfection”.

???????????????????????????????I use this now daily since the weather is very humid and I cannot stand it. I don’t use foundations and bb creams nowadays because I feel they are heavy on the skin. Despite them being ‘light’, I still feel moisturizer and sunscreen is enough.

I have a love-hate relationship with this mineral powder foundation. I love that it gives medium coverage and can stand the summer’s heat. Thought there are times I feel it is melting and is too obvious on my face, especially when the heat is too much to bear. It gives a buildable coverage (light to medium) that lasts for hours. It gives the same matte and velvety finish I get from Complexion Perfection! It is also great as a setting powder for bb creams and foundations but I prefer using this alone. What I don’t like is that is I use it on top of any liquid or cream makeup product, I end up with an obvious white cast. I think the shade is a little lighter than my skin tone. I am actually in the middle of Hazelnut and French Latte.

Since I don’t use any liquid or cream makeup bases this summer season, I rely on this. As I said, for me and my skin, it works better when worn alone.

sealed sifter to prevent messy powder

sealed sifter to prevent messy powder

In addition to this, I add oil eliminator and skin hydrator on top to keep my oiliness at bay.

What I love about this:

(+) It is a product of Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals that means it is:

  • USDA certified organic
  • cruelty free
  • PETA approved
  • free from talc, paraben and fragrance

(+) Products are formulated and manufactured in USA.

(+) It has 3 Filipina friendly shades to choose from.

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

(+) It looks so natural, and gives a “no makeup, makeup look”.

(+) It has buildable coverage from medium to full.

(+) It has great coverage even when worn alone.

(+) It is a great setting powder for cream and liquid foundations [mineral or not].

(+) It gives a velvety matte finish.

(+) It keeps oil at bay.

(+) A little goes a long way.

(+) Great even for those with sensitive skin! [I had no breakouts with this.]

(+) It is long wearing especially when used with a primer and oil eliminator and skin hydrator.

(+) It has natural sun protection. [I still apply sunblock to be safe]

What I wish:

(-) There are more shades to choose from.

(-) It won’t melt away on my skin.

(-) It doesn’t give white cast on photos.

(-) Packaging can still be improved.

(-) It was cheaper.

Overall: I like this especially when used alone… Unfortunately, I won’t buy another of this anymore and will just finish the 6g jar I have. I guess I will just stick with the shade Hazelnut.




REVIEW: KRAVE’s Visibly Rosy Mineral Veil

1 Apr

I got this free from the gift certificate during the first anniversary of Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals. If you haven’t read about the event yet, click here.


This is a new product and I knew I have to test it for myself.


Product Description:

VISIBLY ROSY mineral veil
with Rose hips & Kosher rice extracts 

Pinkish finish, Regenerating, Healing & Soothing

6 g Net wt. 0.21 Oz.

Get rid of pale & lifeless skin.This mineral veil can help reduce the appearance of large pores & can brighten up dull skin tone.
Achieve a natural pinkish glow with the infusions of Rose Hips & Kosher rice extracts that promote skin regeneration and provide wonderful results in soothing and healing sun damaged skin. It promotes the skin’s condition helping it produce more collagen and elastin.


Oryza Sativa (Rice) powder, Mica, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Rosehips extract, Carnauba wax. MAY CONTAIN: Tin Oxide, Chromium Oxide Green, Ultramarines

Apply it as a powder or on top of your loose foundation. Remove the cap & invert the applicator sponge into the jar & apply it directly into your face. Can 

???????????????????????????????I love the great improvement in the packaging of their products. It is so sophisticated and sleek. The box has everything you needed to know about the product. Expiration date, description, address of the company and other important labels needed.


The packaging is such a multitasker. It has a built in mirror and  a sponge that you can actually use any time, any where. Hello to hassle free touch ups!


The visibly rosy mineral veil is a finishing powder you can layer over your liquid or powder foundation. The pink powder is translucent and disappears into skin. It makes the skin even toned and more radiant. It lessens dark spots and hyperpigmentations. It really gives a pinkish white finish on the whole face. With rose hips and kosher rice extract to boot, it helps promote skin regeneration, produce more collagen and elastin and heals sun damaged skin.

Your skin will achieve a healthy glow without the white/p

???????????????????????????????I just shake the bottle to dispense the powder to the sponge and I pat it directly on my face. Light patting motion will do the trick.

Here’s a picture after I took a shower and done with the cleanse tone moisturize protect steps. I just used L’oreal BB cream after fruittee poreless toner and added Visibly Rosy Mineral Veil.

It didn’t really give much coverage but it improved my uneven skin tone and lessened my pale olive skin.

What I love about this:

(+) It is a product of Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals that means it is:

  • USDA certified organic
  • cruelty free
  • PETA approved
  • free from talc, paraben and fragrance

(+) Products are formulated and manufactured in USA

(+) It has the power of rose hips and kosher rice combined.

(+) Though it’s pink, it is translucent and can be layered on top of your makeup.

(+) It gives very, very light coverage but may be worn alone or on top of your skincare for glowing skin.

(+) It is a great setting powder for cream and liquid foundations [mineral or not].

(+) It yields a healthy pinkish finish.

(+) It has heals and soothes sun damaged skin.

(+) It gets rid of pale skin and evens out skin tone.

(+) Great even for those with sensitive skin! [I had no breakouts with this.]

(+) It has great packaging with mirror and built in sponge applicator.

(+) Hassle free touch ups!

(+) A little goes a long way!

(+) It works best with Oil Eliminator HD.

(+) Fair enough for 6g at 520php.

What I wish:

They make blushers like this!

Overall: Though it’s summer time and tanned skin is in, it is still great to see healthy glowing skin! Thumbs up for this innovation! I recommend this to all and I will definitely repurchase.

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!


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


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.


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.


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


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

???????????????????????????????9. Label your new D-I-Y and enjoy using it!


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 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.

I keep the box because it screams femininity, simplicity and elegance. The product and packaging delivers likewise.IMG_0095


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.



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.


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”?!


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!

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


  • 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


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.

2.5 grams net. wt. P230

Ricotta, Cassata, Tiramisu


  • 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


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.

20ml squeeze tube – 385php

Banoffee, Custard, Hazelnut, Creme Brulee


  • 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


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


15 gram jar – 255php

30 gram jar – 495php


Cafe Melange, French Latte, Macchiato


  • 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


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


15 gram jar – 300php

30 gram jar – 550php

Human Nature Tinted Lip Balms

29 Aug

Human Nature Tinted Lip Balms

Ever since I registered in Human Nature, I knew I have to try all their products. I am absolutely addicted to everything Human Nature!

One of the main stay in my kikay kit is the Human Nature Tinted Lip Balm.

Human Nature Tinted Lip Balms

100% all natural Tinted Lip Balm

Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, beeswax, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut oil derived), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil,Calendula officinalis (calendula) extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, tocopherol, (+/-): zinc oxide (CI 77497), iron oxide (CI 77491), manganese violet (CI 77742), mica (CI 77019), titanium dioxide (CI 77891)

It is perfect as base before putting on lipsticks to add or create new colors. It is also perfect on its own. It is a 2-in-1 product that moisturizes lips and gives it a hint of color. It’s filled with all natural goodness – cocoa butter, beeswax and all natural plant oils. It keeps my lips soft, hydrated and moisturized.

What’s better is that it has three shades to choose from. Pink Orchid has a pink tint, Island Kiss gives a coral shade, and Flame Tree has a red tinge.

For 4g of lip balm, you only pay 79php.

Flame Tree, Pink Orchid, Island Glow

dark red tint of Flame Tree

I keep Flame Tree in my bag at all times. It is a quick pick me up product for me. Whenever I don’t have time to go the restroom and do touch ups, I just put this on and I’m confident again. It is a substitute for lipstick and I am sure it won’t make my lips chapped.

pink tint of Pink Ochid

Pink Orchid

Pink Orchid goes invisible on my lips so I only use this at home and before going to bed. I still want to feel pretty before snoozing! 🙂

coral tint of Island Kiss

Island Kiss

My favorite among the three is Island Glow. It is a staple in my kikay kit because I really want its shade. I really love coral shades.

Putting any of this on makes me smile more often knowing that what I put on my lips is good for me, good for the country and good for the environment.

Here’s a summary of what I like and don’t like:

(+) perfect blend of natural ingredients

(+) keeps lips soft and supple

(+) gives a hint of color when worn alone

(+) good enough as lipstick base

(+) tiny shimmers add oomph to lips

(+) affordable!

(+) 100% natural

(-) only 3 shades to choose from (not really bad though!)