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Unboxing November 2013 BDJ Box

7 Nov

It is such a surprise to get the BDJ Box this early!!! Usually, BDJ Boxes arrive mid month, every month. The November box was an exception because some already received this Nov4 or even earlier.

I was so excited because for the first time, I am going to receive two boxes. ­čÖé I won the BDJ Box 7-day Challenge last September. If you want to know which product I used, you can view it here.

“Blushing Beauty” is this month’s theme. With that, the BDJ Box team put together products designed to get us Bellas blushing.

November 2013 BDJ Box

Here is a sneak peek of the products:

The Cream Factory Bath Cream

ZA Perfect Solution Restoring Collagen Cream

Oil of Argan

Canmake Powder Cheeks in PW05

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss

Yves RocherNaturelle Eau de Toilette

Saforelle Gentle Cleansing Care

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REVIEW: St.Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer

2 Apr

I first heard of this product from a friend from my Graduate studies. She convinced me into buying me one for myself because she super loves this.

Actually, I’ve had since I was pregnant (2011). I was looking for a natural/organic moisturizer to replace my chemical moisturizers and my friend told me about this. We both love spending hours in the beauty section of department stores, just checking out and testing products. And when we got on the aisle filled with St.Ives products, I finally gave in and bought one.

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I stayed away from products that may harm my baby so I began switching to natural alternatives. At this time, I still haven’t registered to become dealers of Human Nature and Krave Mineral Cosmeceuticals.

I’ve had this for almost two years now and the tub is almost a half empty. I use this religiously back then morning and night. I gradually changed into using HHN moisturizers so this tub sort of went on a hiatus. Now I am incorporating it again in my beauty regimen.

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Rewind to the past, what made me buy this was actually the tag and its size.It only costs 239php for 10 ounce jar! HUGE, right?! It having collagen and elastin came in second and it being made without parabens and pthalates came in third.

When I first saw opened this I was thinking why they did not put a cover lid for the product or why they did not seal it in plastic. ┬áYou twist open the cap and you see (or get) the product straight…a little bit unhygienic, though. Then I forgot about it┬ábecause the smell got me. I absolutely love its fresh, earthy, natural scent!

Since I am not a big fan of double dipping, I only get what is on the lid. I also transferred some to a smaller container to prevent the product from getting infected easily. It has a silkt texture and creamy, watery consistency that is not too thick and not greasy at all.

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I used this after washing my face. I did not use toners before so I moisturize right after. My skin feels clean and refreshed after applying it. I felt my skin was hydrated and moisturized. It doesn’t leave my skin oily too. I love it!

I started using this again just this March when the weather has become hotter. This is lightweight and does not feel heavy on my skin. It is just right for summer since it almost has a gel like consistency. It makes my face a bit dewy, which is fine with me. I always put on sunblock after a layer of this since it has no sun protection. I use this at night too and I always wake up with a soft, smooth skin sans the oil. I also apply it on my lips at night and hoping it will make it plumper. Haha!

I haven’t really seen my “lines” visibly reduced though my skin does look fresher, softer and smoother. I plan to continue using this until I finish this.┬áThis stuff goes a very long way. It lasted me almost two years and I think it can last a little longer.

What I love about this:
(+) No Parabens and Pthalates
(+) Dermatologist tested and Non comedogenic
(+) Not tested on animals

(+) Has collagen and elastin properties that are great anti-aging boosters

(+) Lightweight and great for summer
(+) Hydrates and moisturizes my skin
(+) Makes my skin soft and smooth
(+) Cheap for 239php for a big 10 ounce jar!
What I don’t love:
(-) I have not seen any noticeable improvement on the lines that are starting to appear on my eye area.
(-) It has no sun protection.
(-) The packaging. I wish it comes in a pump bottle or squeeze tube though.
Will I repurchase? Yes!
Overall: I love this! I recommend this to anyone who is looking for an affordable moisturizer that work.

REVIEW: Celeteque Dermoscience Anti-Wrinkle Collagen Gel

27 Dec

This product has a lot of firsts on the list, somehow making it special.

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This is my first sample room product purchased. This is my first ever product from Celeteque.

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It is also my first gel moisturizer!

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I have been using the Celeteque Dermoscience Anti-Wrinkle Collagen gel for only five days and I can see that my skin has been less oily as it has been. I’ve been reading that the most suitable moisturizer for oily-skinned gals is a gel based moisturizer. So I was really happy to be seeing one in Sample Room.

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I loved the simplicity of the packaging, yet I think some informations are missing… like the expiry date, ingredients, etc. A little goes a long way with this, that a pea-sized product is enough for the whole face. I am not a fan of its smell though.

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Since I am new with gel moisturizers, I find that its absorption takes longer than the usual cream moisturizers I’ve tried, but it’s just fine with me. I love the ‘collagen’ most. I really haven’t seen visible wrinkle reduction but I think this product is very promising. I think I need to use this longer to see results. Overall, I love this and would buy it when I finish the one I have.