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Esfolio: Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Patch

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: ESFOLIO'S BLACK PEARL HYDROGEL EYE PATCH

When I started to hoard products from Esfolio, I promised myself that I will not neglect my eyes when it comes to skincare regimen. I usually find eye creams expensive but with the new hydrogel technology, eye patches are now affordable and effective. 

The most affordable eye patch from Esfolio is the Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Patch and it is designed for anti-wrinkle. 


Each jar contains 60 sheets (or 30 pairs of eye patches) that if I will use it daily, will last me a month which is really great! This jar of eye patches only costs 899php!

Now the question is, is it effective? Let us find out with my review!

Brand: Esfolio

Type: Hydrogel Eye Patch

Variant: Black Pearl

Target: Anti-Wrinkle

Weight: 90mg (60 sheets or 30 pairs of eye patch)

Product Description and How To Use:



Ingredients: 



Pros: 

The Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Patch is full of moisture, the hydrogel patches are soaked with the essence that contains the nutritious ingredients. The patches are soft and silicon-like (hydrogel) and when I apply it under my eyes, I feel like it stretches my skin on the direction of how I applied it. (I recommend that you apply it in a upward direction. 

After application, I noticed that it has a refreshing cool feel to my eyes. The feeling is great and relaxing that I now wanted to use it everyday before bedtime. 


The back of the jar has an indication of the expiration date of the eye patches. 


The jar comes with a spatula that can scoop up essence and the eye hydrogel patches easily. The spatula makes the process more hygienic. 

The jar comes with a cover inside. It has a "Push" sign in the middle. PLEASE do not throw away this cover, it will help your jar to lock in the moisture inside. The "push" part of the cover has a reason. Just press on it and the cover will remove excess air away from the jar. Yay! This way, I am sure that the essence will nor the eye patches will not dry up. 


After my first use, I noticed that my skin and part of my cheekbones brightened and has a slight glow like I just applied a liquid highlighter. My skin felt smooth and supple like the elasticity had just improved. With continued use, I am sure that it will help prevent the formation of wrinkles. Also, the puffiness of my eyes lessened. 

I also compared the moisture level using my MiLi Moisture Detector. The initial reading before use of the eye patches for my right eye is 42.3% while the left is 41.4%. Both results are normal. 

After using the eye patches, I checked the moisture level again. For my right eye, it increased the moisture but not significantly. From 42.3% it became 42.5%, the increase is just 0.2%. The results to my left eye was significant. From the initial result of 41.4%, it increased to 42.7%. The moisture level for my left eye increased by 1.3% and I think this result is great. Either way, it improved the moisture of the skin under my eyes. 

After removal of the eye patches, the hydrogel eye patches feels dry and the skin was able to absorbed all the moisture because it is not sticky nor left with any residual.

It may look like it is expensive with the amount of 899php per jar but if you are going to use it everyday, it will only cost around 30php per day. Not bad, right? The recommended use is twice a week so if you will follow this instead of everyday, the jar will last longer. Basically, it is affordable!

My final word, this jar is worth the splurge!

Cons:

I did not notice any "immediate" improvement for the dark circles under my eyes BUT remember that this eye patch is designed for anti-wrinkles, not for the dark circles. 

HOW IT LOOKS LIKE: 
*coughs* Please excuse my pores and my brows that are not groomed yet. *coughs*


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 899php

Where to buy? esfolio.ph

Well, I am so happy with the new technology of hydrogel eye patches. I now liked it better than eye creams! Stay posted for more eye patches review here on my blog. Thank you so much Beauties for visiting my site and I hope to chat with all of you again!

Esfolio: Green Tea Facial Cleansing Tissue

Monday, October 16, 2017 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: ESFOLIO'S GREEN TEA FACIAL CLEANSING TISSUE

Whenever I travel, I bring a facial cleansing wipes as my makeup remover. I also keep it for stash for my "too tired and too lazy" to remove my makeup nights/days. I learned about Esfolio and this Green Tea Facial Cleansing Tissue from Nikki's AMW Workshop. It was used to cleanse the face before we started to apply makeup. 

I posted on my Instagram stories one time while I was using this wipes. For the in depth review, shall we check it out now? 

Brand: Esfolio

Type: Facial Cleansing Tissue (Wipes)

Weight: 120g (20 sheets)

Product Description and Ingredients: 



Unlike the other cleansing tissues, this one do not have two sides. Both sides are smooth and soft but still effective in removing dirt and makeup from my face. 



Pros: 

Even though the wipes is lightweight, it has an effective tight seal to close the wipes after each use. This way, it is not at risk for drying out faster than you consume. 

The tissue is strong and does not tear from wiping. The size is the usual tissue or wipes. 

I love that the sheet is soft and gentle to my skin. I do not feel any irritation or sting even with frequent rubbing. I think that the sheet being heavily soaked with the products helped. 

If you are looking for a wipes that will make you feel relaxed, buy this one! The scent of Green Tea is so good that it makes me feel comfortable and happy. 

It was able to effectively clean the dirt from my face and light to medium coverage of makeup. 

My face feels refreshed, cool and clean after use without feeling dry. 

Affordable for only 169php and you will get a 20 sheets pack!

Cons: 

It cannot remove waterproof makeup completely like mascara and hard to remove liquid lipsticks BUT most of my makeup was still removed. I still recommend (if you can) to wash your face afterwards for better removal of dirt and makeup left on your face. 

Buy again? 100% (I just did with this review!)

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 169php

Where to buy? esfolio.ph

Thank you for reading my review beauties! Take care!

My Esfolio Haul: Skincare Products!

Sunday, October 15, 2017 Philippines


MY ESFOLIO HAUL: SKINCARE PRODUCTS!

The start of my October month is full of stress due to personal reasons and one of the darkest days of my life, I even skipped work...but I am glad that at least for now, everything is working out fine for the better. I did not realize that it took a toll on my face because of the more prominent eye puffiness and dark circles now, that is why I decided to shop for something that is dedicated for my skin. 

That night, I cannot sleep until I got some items for myself. Then I remembered about Esfolio. It is a Korean Skincare brand that is also new in the Philippines, I first tried its Green Tea Cleansing Tissue from Nikki's Workshop and I love using it. I thought, why not try their other items!

I turned on my laptop and went to esfolio.ph and I was amazed to see that they offer a lot of products! It was like Althea but only under one brand!

Upon ordering my haul, I learned that Esfolio offers free shipping if you shop for at least 1,000php and above! Do you want to know what items that I got from my haul? Let me share it with you! :)

1. Green Tea Cleansing Tissue (2 pieces) 169php per pack

I already emptied my pack from Nikki's workshop and I decided to replenish my stash. This wet tissue (wipes) smells so good and relaxing. I use it before I put on my makeup or every time that I feel like cleaning my face without the use of water and cleanser. 

2. Bird's Nest Essence Mask Sheet - 54.95php

This is the first time that I encountered an essence from Bird's Nest so I am curious to try it. LOL. 

3. Black Caviar Hydrogel Eye Patch - 999php

My eyes shows the center of my stress and I decided to finally splurge for some eye products like this hydrogel eye patches. 

4. Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Patch - 899php

Like I said, I want to invest something for my eyes. Hence, hoarding for eye patches. LOL. 

5. Gold Essence Mask (2 pieces) - 89php each mask

This will be the second time that I will try Gold Essence Mask and I am still curious for its effect to my skin. 

6. Pure Skin Milk Essence Mask Sheet - 54.95php

I haven't tried a pure milk essence face mask yet so I bought this too!

7. Pure Skin Volcanic Ash Essence Mask Sheet (2 pieces) - 54.95php each mask

Oooh... my experience with volcanic ingredient before was amazing and this is the first face mask made from volcanic ash that I encountered! Of course, I would buy to try it!

8. Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Mist - 399php

My Evian had ran out so instead of re-purchasing Evian, I decided to try this Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Mist if it will do better. 

9. Nutri Snail Daily Essence - 999php

Snail extracts are amazing! I was so sad when my favorite facial moisturizer with mainly snail extracts were discontinued. I am so happy to see a snail essence that I can replace with my Olay Regenerist that I am close to emptying. :)

10. Pure Skin 2 Step Multi Oil and Peeling Cleanser - 949php

When I first saw this, my initial thought is that I can shorten the Step 1 and 2 on my Korean Skincare routine. I am not sure if it will be as effective but I am curious to know. (It is the main reason on why I blog, right? My curiosity to try out items and share it to my readers!)

Phew, all these 10 items are definitely a splurge! Usually I invest on makeup that I always wanted, I am trying to invest on skincare for a change! Anything that you would like me to share reviews first from this haul?

For my video of haul unboxing, watch it from my YouTube Channel below: 



Thank you for reading and have a great time beauties!

Happy Skin: Make A Clean Sweep Micellar Makeup Wipes

Thursday, October 12, 2017 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: HAPPY SKIN'S MAKE A CLEAN SWEEP MICELLAR MAKEUP WIPES

As recommended by my friend, Phoebe of http://www.phoebeann.com/ that I should get this wipes and try it, I finally did while we were out and glad that listened and bought one. (Thanks sis! Mwah!) This wipes is the perfect ally for those "too lazy to remove makeup" days. 

Shall we check it out?

Brand: Happy Skin

Type: Makeup Remover Wipes

Sheets: 25 wipes

Product Description and Ingredients: 



How To Use: 



Pros: 

The wipes has a hard cover plastic cover over the resealable closure. It will make your wipes tightly sealed and protected from being dried out. 


Each sheet of the wipes does not easily tear. I was able to fully remove my makeup without worrying that the sheet will turn into pieces. 

The Happy Skin's Make A Clean Sweep Micellar Makeup Wipes is one of the best mild makeup remover wipes that I tried. Like I said, the perfect "I am too lazy to remove my makeup" ally! 

I am so happy that it did not irritate nor sting my skin even with frequent rubbing! Each sheet is soaked (but not dripping) with the Micellar solution. 



The sheet has two sides, one rough and one smooth. It is not instructed but from what I experienced in using makeup removers, there is a reason behind it. Usually, the smooth part of the wipes is to initially remove your makeup so that it will not irritate your skin from frequent rubbing. The rough side part of the wipes was designed to fully clean and remove the dirt from your face after removing the makeup. 



I shared my video of using it the first night that I got it in my Instagram Stories (follow me at @allaboutbeauty101ph). For this blog post, I used the wipes in removing the swatches of Maybelline lipsticks from my arm that contains the lip swatches that were heavily applied. 



Look how it was able to remove the lipsticks on my arm. I just noticed that it was not able to remove lipsticks that leaves stains. Compare my before and after photos below. 




This wipes is great to bring along when you travel. No worries for spilling it and no need to worry for the airport personnel throwing it out just because it is liquid like other makeup removers.

Cons: 

It is a little expensive. 249php for a 25pieces of makeup remover...BUT I like how it is wet and does not sting my skin. It is pricey compared to the brand that I usually use but I like my experience with Happy Skin so I guess it is worth the money. 

Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 249php

Where to buy? Happy Skin Counters, Happy Skin online website and Zalora. 

Hello beauties! Thank you for reading my reviews and visiting my page. Hope you will find this review helpful. Take care and have fun always!

Luke Total Skin Solution Now In Philippines

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Philippines


LUKE TOTAL SKIN SOLUTION IS NOW IN THE PHILIPPINES

Last October 11, 2017, a new skincare Korean brand just launched in the Philippines at Relish Luxe Cafe in Ortigas. I arrived early to the event because I am so excited to get to know about this new brand! 

Why am I excited? It is another product that we can use for our skin care regimen! After all, a good skin needs an investment. Do you agree? As much as I hate to admit it but most of the products that I find effective are also expensive. However, with this new Korean brand, Luke (Total Skin Solution) - healthy and young skin has never been this easy to achieve and it is affordable too!

Luke offers three product types which are the facial mask, nose strips and eye patches. I need all of them but let me share first the new nose pore strips in town!

The Luke Nose Pore Strips are easy to peel off (without any pain!). Each strip carefully removes white heads, dead skin tissues, and other impurities which may not be cleansed by the usual facial cleansers. Luke Nose Strips also absorbs excess sebum and replenishes moisture with the witch hazel extract to have the "shrinkage effect" on skin. Another great thing is that the Luke Nose Pore Strips are paraben-free and uses mostly of natural ingredients. 


There are three variants: Charcoal Nose Cleansing Strip, Mugwort Nose Cleansing Strip, and the Lemon Tea Tree Nose Cleansing Strip. One box that contains five strips of nose cleansing strips costs 189.75php. If you are going to use it at least once to twice a week, a box will last you for 2 to 3 weeks. Affordable, right? :)

1. Charcoal Nose Cleansing Strip

This is what I am most curious about. Charcoal when used as an ingredient for skincare is famous because of its wonders!

From Mt Jiri in the southern part of South Korea, pure black carbon functions primarily as the sterilization and relaxation of the skin. Its anti-oxidation qualities also remove harmful substances from the nose.

2. Mugwort Nose Cleansing Strip

The miracle plant which has myriads of health benefits include curing digestion and menstrual problems, acts as sexual stimulant and supplement blood circulation. Its high vitamin E content is what most health experts use to nourish skin complexion and bring back youthfulness.

3. Lemon Tea Tree Cleansing Strip

The combination of Lemon and Tea Tree has been usued since the 1700’s for its natural antibacterial effects on the skin and hair. It is also a stimulant for growth of collagen in the skin making it lighter and more radiant.


For me, I needed the eye patches right now. The puffiness and dark circles under my eyes shows the most signs of fatigue in my face. All the stress and sleepless nights seems to pool around my eye area. That is why I wanted to invest on something good for my eyes! 

All the good eye creams though are mostly expensive. Aound 2000php to 3000php for a piece of small jar. Luke granted my wish for something affordable and with good quality! Luke Total Skin Solution offers three variants for their eye patches: For dark circles, for eye puffiness and for wrinkles! 

The Luke Total Skin Solution introduces the eye patches with the new hydrogel technology. Unlike the normal cotton fibre patches, the hydrogel retains more than 250% of moisture and lasts up to 3x more! This way, we can ensure that we get more thorough nourishment for our eyes. 

Each box of hydrogel patches costs 199.75php and each box contains 3 pairs of eye patches (or 6 sheets). You can use different eye patches alternately per week since it is individually packed. The eye patches can be used at least twice a week so a box can last for 1 to 2 weeks, still affordable? Yes! Plus, we can easily bring it with us when we travel!


1. Hydrogel For Eye Wrinkles

Smoothen eye wrinkles and the fine lines in just 1 step thru Luke Hydrogel for Eye Wrinkles with Q10 as the natural anti-oxidant that encourages the skin to rebuild skin cells. It also has natural collagens to help skin from drying out and maintain that youthful glow. 

2. Hydrogel for Dark Circle

Caught in an all-nighter at work again? Luke Hydrogel for Dark Circles relieves those tired and dark eyes with its combination of naturally sourced Vitamin A, C & E straight to your skin. This complete vitamin formula energizes the nerves and cells which stimulate continuous blood flow that lightens the skin tone. It also rejuvenates eye nerves, so the eyes will feel refreshed and hydrated after a long day at work.

3. Hydrogel for Eye Puffiness

Calm those swollen skin eye nerves using Luke Hydrogel for Eye Puffiness. The special mix of Pumpkin and Green Tea Extract relieves inflamed cells and make them relax. After, Lotus Leaf and Cucumber Extracts replenishes the lost nutrients in the skin making the skin firmer and more supple. 


Last, skin care regimen will not be complete without facial masks! Used with natural ingrediens, each Luke Facial Mask has Cucumber, Aloe and Chamomile extracts as base ingredients. It can set a lighter skin tone and the included Mugwort extract acts as an anti-oxidant that purifies skin from daily exposure to dirt. 

Luke Total Skin Solution offers five variants of facial mask sheets: Collagen Essence Mask, Snail Essence Mask, Aloe Essence Mask, Hyaluron Essence Mask, and Green Tea Essence Mask. Each face mask costs 59.75php - it is one of the most affordable masks in market!


1. Luke Collagen Essence Mask 

Made up of Hydrolyzed Collagen that penetrates deep into the skin, Luke Collagen Essence Mask uses amino acid peptides to rejuvenate and repair skin cells. 

2. Luke Snail Essence Mask

Derived from South Korean forest Snail is the ingredient Mucin, which has special properties that make skin firm and elastic at the same time. It also locks in moisture on the skin and builds a protective barrier that shields the skin from harmful toxins.

3. Luke Aloe Essence Mask

Aloe vera contains about 300 different ingredients such as vitamins A, C, D, E, B12, fatty acids, amino acids and calcium, which makes the sensitive skin calm and relax. The combination of essential skin vitamins improves skin smoothness and glow.

4. Luke Hyaluron Essence Mask

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in human body that has the stunning capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture. Due to aging and stress, our skin losses its ability to hold moisture that results to discoloration, loss of firmness and rough surfaces. Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to replace the lost moisture that is crucial to rejuvenate skin cell reproduction.

5. Luke Green Tea Essence Mask

Green Tea is a century old ingredients used to relax the body and mind. Moreover, it contains antioxidants that clear skin pores of harmful dirt and toxins. The herbal properties of green tea also act an anti-inflammatory agent to smoothen tensed nerves in the skin.

Thank you for the owners for bringing Luke Total Skin Solution here in the Philippines all the way from Korea. 


I made a Vlog about the event! Watch how the couple brought the brand into our hands, a live demo using the products and my unboxing on the video below: 

 

You can buy their products at Landmark Makati and Trinoma, Bora Budgetmart, E Mall, D' Mall, KCC Mall and Shoppermart. For more information, you can follow them on their Instagram account, @lukeskinph. 

I cannot wait to share with you my detailed reviews for each product. What would you like me to review first from all of this collection?! 

MLBB Lipsticks With Maybelline Inti-Matte Nudes

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Philippines


MLBB LIPSTICKS WITH MAYBELLINE INTI-MATTE NUDES!

Every girl should own at least one lipstick that we all call, "My Lips But Better" shade. If you do not have a MLBB lipstick yet, then this is the great time to upgrade your nude lipsticks with the latest Color Sensational Collection from Maybelline that will flatter every Filipina's skin tone!


Ditch your white washed out nude lipstick looks and replace them with something that is complexion-flattering nude shades that flawlessly hug your lips! Let us all welcome the next staple in every girl's lipstick kit - Maybelline's Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes! It is just like your lips...but way better! Maybelline got the perfect #MLBB sahde that will flatter every Filipina's complexion. 

The lipsticks are infused with warm and golden undertones. With the natural undertones for a lipstick, the Inti-Matte Nudes will surely feel like your second skin. Its matte pigments and moisturizing formula gives the effortless matte sophistication. (Who love matte lipsticks?! Raise your hand!) 


Each shade was carefully and specifically created for Filipina skin tones, every Filipina can now achieve the most flattering nude shade that brightens their natural lip color. I am sure you will find the perfect MLBB lipstick for you among the amazing ten shades from two of Maybelline's best lipstick collection, the Creamy Mattes and the Powder Mattes. 


I already reviewed (for the link of reviews, just click the lipstick shade) the current best shades: 

1. Nude Illusion (Powder Matte)


2. Make Me Blush (Powder Matte)


3. Touch of Nude (Powder Matte)


Of course, Maybelline launched the Inti-Matte Nudes with a set of new flattering lipstick shades! Wait for my detailed review and swatch, okay? If you know me well, I like getting into details with each product that I blog so please stay posted! 

The new flattering shades are: 

1. Just a Teaser (Creamy Matte)


2. Chili Nude (Creamy Matte)


3. Pretty Please (Creamy Matte)


4. Almond Pink (Powder Matte)


5. Toasted Brown (Powder Matte)


6. Raw Cocoa (Powder Matte)


7. Walnut (Powder Matte)

From the new shades of lipsticks, my top three choices are Almond Pink, Just A Teaser, and Toasted Brown.


Upgrade your lipstick stash and flaunt the perfect MLBB look with the latest from Maybelline New York, the Inti-Matte Nudes! Check out below on what shade you think you will buy first! Share it with me through the comments section below and I will raffle one MLBB Lipstick (Nude Illusion) to one lucky commenter! This giveaway will only run for the month of October. :) Giveaway is open to Philippine residents only and I will personally ship the lipstick. Anonymous account will not be included as raffle entries. 


Products are available at www.lazada.com.ph and at Maybelline Counters for only 299php!

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