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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 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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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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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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L’Oreal UV Perfect Long Lasting UV Protector | More Than a Sunblock for Me

11 Jun

Rainy days are here again and that means summer is officially over. But that does not mean you have to stash away your summer skin essentials! Our skin needs UV protection all year long!

I was very excited when I saw this in my March BDJ Box or their “L’oreal Box”. It was a full-size sample worth 545php!

L'Oreal UV Perfect Long Lasting UV Protector

It is a given that we need to use a different sunblock for our face. This is my third sunblock for the face. The first one was the Avon Solutions, second was the Belo Sun Face Expert.

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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.

 

REVIEW: SNOE Here Comes the Sunblock SPF45

21 Nov

This is my first product from Snoe. I really wanted to try their products way back and now finally I can!

Since the sun is always present, even in cloudy days, it is a must that everyone should be applying sunblock every 2 hours especially if one is going to spend the day outdoors. I stay indoors most of the time yet the sun’s harsh rays can still penetrate windows so I need to protect myself as well.

I am always on a hunt for multitasking products that work for more sans the many applications. So I got this at Snoe’s 3rd Semi-Annual Bloggers Event at 20% off.

It is very eye catching, right? The packaging is very girly girl and cute. The pink and white combination is a given of what it claims to do: gives instant rosy white perfection.

I fell in love with its sweet floral scent too. I can apply it more often than every two hours because the scent is quite addicting! It has a liquid consistency, which is unusual for sunblocks. Unlike other sunblocks, this is non-sticky and absorbs quickly. I can’t attest that it really gives the rosy white effect it says. It was not stated broad spectrum UVA and UVB blocker so I think I cannot use this during really hot days especially during summer. I think this is good enough for everyday use and  if you’re just staying indoors most of the time.

 I plan to add this inside my bag so re-application is easy. The lid locks securely so I don’t have to worry about spills.

Here’s a summary of my likes and dislikes:

(+) very cute and sturdypackaging

(+) has SPF 45

(+) light, non, greasy and nonsticky

(+) has a nice, sweet smell that is not overpowering

(+) can be used for the face too

(+) very handy and can be brought anywhere with secure lids

(+) fair enough for 249php for 100ml

(-) no UVA and UVB broad spectrum indicated

What about you? What other Snoe Beauty products have you tried?

REVIEW: Belo SUN expert Face Cover SPF40

29 Jun

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Being a frugalista mom, I think more than twice before I buy anything. It must be a need or a really sulit grab! So when I got the March issue of Cosmopolitan mag where a Belo Sunblock discount voucher was inserted, I didn’t think twice. I rushed to Mercury Drug (where it is valid) and purchased one. I immediately used it and fell in love with it. This sunblock is now a staple in my baby’s bag! (this is what I bring most of the time! My needs are already inside this bag!)

It is a product of the famous ‘doctor to the stars’ so I am expecting it will work. It has a broad spectrum UVA and UVB Blocker. It doesn’t feel greasy nor heavy. It is easily absorbed by my skin the moment I applied it on my face and neck.  What’s better is that it works immediately upon application. No need to wait for 20 minutes before heading out. Since it is derma tested, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic, it didn’t make me break out. I even wear it under my makeup and it feels so comfortable! It is also water resistant so I wore this when we went swimming last summer. My face didn’t feel burnt, red, dry and itchy. Here are the summed up reasons why I love this Belo product:

(+) SPF 40, broad spectrum UVA and UVB blocker

(+) light, non, greasy and nonsticky

(+) hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested

(+) noncomedogenic

(+) great moisturizer

(+) may be used as makeup primer

(+)water resistant

(-) a bit fair for 300php… I got mine for 100php off, thanks to the discount voucher!

* I will definitely repurchase… with or without discount!