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Nivea Sun Protect and Bronze Spray SPF 20 | Safe and Tanned Under the Sun

28 Apr

I have not tried any sunblock that has a tanning effect on the skin. Sample Room made it possible for us sample roommates to get to try this! The Nivea Sun Protect and Bronze Spray SPF 20 is among the four sunblocks I brought with me to our Puerto Azul trip. Since this sunblock has the least SPF to it, I used it during the afternoon swim, 4:30pm onwards. Nivea Sun Protect and Bronze Spray SPF 20 Product Description (from Sample Room)

NIVEA SUN Protect & Bronze spray combines reliable protection and a natural looking tan.

Immediate sun protection that gives you a natural, even tan. Protection or tan? Have both!

– Immediate UVA / UVB protection system prevents sunburn and premature skin aging – Contains natural plant extract that stimulates skin’s own melanin production – Supports skin’s natural tanning ability – Contains no self-tan – Non-sticky and water resistant – Skin compatibility dermatologically proven

How to use: – Shake well before use – Apply before sun exposure enough to give a visible layer rubbing in, let it dry then repeat to ensure adequate coverage – Reapply frequently especially after swimming and towelling – Do not spray onto the face – Even when protected avoid intensive midday sun (11am-3pm) and prolonged sun exposure – Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight – Wear protective clothing and use sufficient sunscreen for unprotected areas – Avoid direct contact with fabrics and hard surfaces to prevent staining.

Full size: 200ml

Price: PHP 599

Sample Size: 1 pc. 200ml (full-sized)

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Belo SunExpert Body Shield SPF60 | Skin Friendly Summer Must-Have!

28 Apr

Our family spent our weekend in Ocean Villa in Puerto Azul. There is a beach nearby, approximately a 10-minute walk from where we were staying so I packed four sun care products with me, all of which came from Sample Room!

I am going to go on a detailed review of the Belo SunExpert Body Shield SPF60. This was also included in the special edition #BeloGlamourbox which I already have an unboxing post here.

 Belo SunExpert Body Shield SPF60

Product Description (from Sample Room)

UVA Protection: PA+++

Key Benefits:

  • Provides broad-spectrum protection against UV rays
  • With Cell Protect® Technology that strengthens the skin’s defense system, maintaining healthy skin while 
preventing accelerated premature skin aging
  • Anti-aging
  • Non-sticky
  • Lightweight
  • Water resistant
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Immediate effectivity (no waiting time)
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested

Full size: 100ml

Price: PHP 459.75

Sample Size: 1 pc. 100ml (full-sized)

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Belo SunExpert Transparent Mist SPF50 | Love at First Spray!

28 Apr

Ever since I got to try this in the special edition #BeloGlamourbox, it did not leave my bag ever! I always bring this with me everywhere! I remember I had physical therapy sessions in UST Hospital, most of which are scheduled in the afternoon and this had been my bestfriend since!

Then I almost fainted when I saw this being sampled in Sample Room! I gotta have a backup of this, so I helped myself with one sample of this plus the Skin White body wash.

Belo SunExpert Transparent Mist SPF50

Product Description (from Sample Room)

Key Benefits:

  • Provides broad-spectrum protection against UV rays
  • With Cell Protect® Technology that strengthens the skin’s defense system, maintaining healthy skin while 
preventing accelerated premature skin aging
  • Anti-aging
  • Sprays at any angle
  • Quick absorbing with even coverage
  • Non-sticky
  • Water resistant
  • Immediate effectivity (no waiting time)
  • Mild cooling effect
  • Paraben-free
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested

Full size: 100ml

Price: PHP 449.75

Sample Size: 1 pc. 100ml (full-sized)

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Unboxing April 2014 BDJ Box | Exclusive Pixy (Truly Asian Beauty) Box

15 Apr

I attended a Baccalaureate mass last Saturday and commuting home left me lightheaded. It somehow disappeared when I saw this in our living room, waiting for me. Actually I got 2 packages yesterday – one from Sample Room and one from BDJ Box.

I lifted the April BDJ Box and became giddy when it felt heavy again! YAY! Became excited when I saw an Exclusive BDJ Box from a new makeup brand in the Philippines, PIXY. No doubt BDJ Box is the first to let us Bellas try the said brand. This new brand is an Indonesian cosmetics line which is formulated using Japanese technology and ingredients. Truly made for Asian skin, agree?

April 2014 Pixy BDJ Box

April 2014 Pixy BDJ Box

Here are the products inside:

1 Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Fit Compact 

Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Matte Refill

3 Ultimate Makeup Cake

4 Colors of Delight Blush-On

5 Colors of Delight Lipstick Silky Fit Semi-Matte Lipstick

6 Colors of Delight Lipstick Silky Lasting Matte Lipstick

7  Colors of Delight Lipstick Silky Fit Satin Lipstick

8 Colors of Delight Eyeliner Pencil

9 Colors of Delight Waterproof Mascara

April 2014 Pixy BDJ Box

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Unboxing the Special Edition BELO Glamourbox

1 Mar

Summer has officially begun this March. The weather has been becoming warmer lately and before we know it, it’s beach season once again. Thanks to the perfect timing of Glamourbox, I know I am covered.

BELO Glamourbox

Another successful special box was recently released by Glamourbox. With them tying up with Belo for them to come up with a very special Glamourbox, we Glambabes are in for a treat. What should we expect from Belo? Nothing but the best of skin care, of course! Congratulations to the efforts of the Glamourbox team.

BELO Glamourbox

1 BELO SUNEXPERT Face Cover SPF40

2 BELO SUNEXPERT Body Shield SPF60

3 BELO SUNEXPERT Transparent Mist SPF50

4 BELO ESSENTIALS Whitening Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

5 BELO Underarm Whitening Cream

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Beach Hut MAX SPF 75++ Clear Spray Sunblock | Sunblock for Every Lifestyle

25 Nov

For someone who stay indoors most of the time, it may be quite weird that I use sunblock everyday. Receiving this full size sample of Beach Hut Clear Spray Sunblock from the July BDJ Box made me uber happy because I have a reserved sunblock already! This is almost like the Nivea Invisible Cooling Mist I got from Sample Room. I already used it up therefore I get to use this next. Actually, this is what I brought with me during our last family trip. Beach Hut MAX SPF 75++ Clear Spray Sunblock Review on this when you click Continue Reading. Continue reading

Gluta-C Intense Whitening Facial Day Cream With SPF 25 | An Essential Daily Moisturizer

9 Sep

I wanted to join the Sample Room and Gluta-C contest but I guess it’s now too late. Nevertheless, I really like this product I got from Sample Room and couldn’t help myself but include a review about it even after the contest and the winner had been announced.

Gluta-C Intense Whitening Facial Day Cream With SPF 25 is another Gluta-C product that is full sized which I got to experience when I slept over my mom’s house. She got this sample from Sample Room and since I stayed there for almost a month and I did not have any skincare product with me, I used it when I was there.

Gluta-C Intense Whitening Facial Day Cream With SPF 25

Product Description

Whitens, Nourishes and Protects skin from sun exposure.

KEY BENEFITS:

INTENSE WHITENING ACTION

  • A complex whitening agent with Glutathione, Vitamin C and Plant Extracts work together to:
  • Intensely whiten by inhibiting melanin production
  • Minimize minor blemishes
  • Diminish dark spots

ANTI-AGING TREATMENT

  • Super anti-oxidants Glutathione, Vitamin A, C, E and Green Tea help:
  • Prevent skin damage due to environmental stress
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Optimize skin tone and texture

ADVANCED SKIN NOURISHMENT

  • Enriched with Vitamins C, E and Shea Butter to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin
  • Reduces skin dullness and dryness
  • Softens and Smoothens skin
  • Moisturizes while providing Oil Control

SUN PROTECTION

  • Protects the skin 25x longer from harmful UVA/UVB rays that cause premature skin aging and sunburn.

Full size: 30ml

Price: PHP 149.75

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Too Cool for School BB Foundation | Very Handy for Girls on the Go

23 Aug

Too Cool for School is a new Korean brand which recently launched here in the Philippines. Thankfully, BDJ Box had included it in the last July BDJ Box.

I fancy the cute packaging — it’s almost like that of Etude House’s. I think it has a long brand name but hey, with its acronym, TCFS — I think it is fine.

Product Description

The travel-sized version is perfect for girls always on the go, as this BB Cream quickly covers all skin imperfections for a natural, flawless skin! It has SPF 37 PA++, so you’re always protected wherever you go.

Too Cool for School BB Foundation

I haven’t been to any of the two stores they recently opened (SM Mall of Asia and SM North Edsa) so I don’t have any idea if this BB Foundation has other shades or other variants. The one I got is the sample size, 219php, which I think will last me months because I don’t need to put a plenty amount to cover the whole face. The packaging is very convenient and can fit the smallest kikay kit.

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Céleteque Dermoscience Brightening Multi-benefit BB Cream | BB Cream with Benefits

11 Jul

I’ve seen this before in watsons and I swatched it. I didn’t get it then because it has a pink undertone. I have a yellow to neutral undertone so I thought it wouldn’t suit me well. Thankfully, I saw this in Sampleroom and got myself a sample.

Complete Information on the box

complete information on the box

It has this plastic squeeze type tube that has a very small hole which dispenses enough product. It also locks it in place so no product will be wasted and spilled.

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REVIEW: Nivea SUN Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist

15 Apr

I was eyeing this particular sunblock and I was bribing my hubby to buy me this. I only use regular lotions with spf15 but since sun’s hot rays are strong all year long, I thought it will be better if I increase the sun protection factor I am using. Thanks to sampleroom, I am able to try this one out!

nivea sunblock

Ingredients:
Alcohol Denat., Butane, Isobutane, Propane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Homosalate, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dibutyl Adipate, Glycerin, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine | Polysilicone-15, Menthol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Aqua, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Eugenol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Parfum.
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For my third try of sample room, I got this and C-Lium Fibre capsules. Check out sample room for their amazing products that you can try without shelling out money. You will only pay 100php (shipping fee) per order.
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The packaging is very sturdy yet a bit bulky to bring everyday. You can just leave it in your locker or workplace where you spend your day.
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The sunblock is such an innovation because it is far from the old sunblocks I have used. Regular sunblocks are heavy, sticky, leaves a white cast and has a distinct sunblock smell. Nivea SUN Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist has none of the above mentioned. This sunblock just like its name, is an invisible mist that has a watery consistency. Just like other aerosol sprays, you have to shake the bottle first and spray directly (except the face). The aerosol spray makes sure that the product is evenly distributed. It also has this addicting sweet and fresh smell that is far from the classic sunblock smell. I find myself really applying it often!
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The white tint is actually the sunblock mist. It doesn’t last at all and it turns invisible in a matter of seconds. I just rub it to distribute the product thoroughly.
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The sunblock dries quickly so you have to rub it immediately to distribute the product into your skin. Your skin ends up having a healthy bronzy glow from the sunblock’s finish. It is as if you applied oil on your skin. This product is water- resistant meaning you can use this when you’re swimming. But hey, you still need to re-apply every two hours to make sure you are protected from the sun’s harsh rays. What makes this great is it lets you reapply with ease since you just have to spray again.
Though it is a bit bulky, I bring this with me everywhere I go. I use it everyday especially when I am going out during 10am-4pm. It really beats the heat, cools me down, protects with spf50 and freshens up my skin.
My Sample Room Review:

With Nivea SUN Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist, putting on sunblock is such a breeze. No more greasiness, no more heaviness, no more sunblock beach smell. This product is such an innovation. I find myself applying this more often because it is so easy to apply. I just shake a little and spray on. The cooling effect refreshens my skin and sort of beats the heat. I also love the smell! This really doesn’t feel like a sunblock at all but it gives all the protection I need! Perfect for everyday use!

What I love about this:

(+) high sun protection factor (spf 50 PA+++)

(+) no greasy feel

(+) gives a refreshing and cooling feel every application

(+) user friendly because it is easy to use

(+) water resistant

(+) smells amazing unlike the old sunblocks that has that distinct sunblock smell

(+) gives skin a healthy glow

(+) sturdy packaging

(+) available in all leading department stores

(+) fair enough for 550php for a 200ml of aerosol can

(+) can be a bit bulky to bring but you get your money’s worth with its weight

What I don’t love: NONE!

Overall: I recommend this to anyone who wants an easy to use sunblock that has high sun protection.