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Jo Malone: English Pear and Freesia Cologne

Monday, July 16, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: JO MALONE'S ENGLISH PEAR AND FREESIA COLOGNE

There is no denying that I always wanted to collect Jo Malone Colognes and ever since I got my first bottle (Wild Bluebell), I always wished I could have the next scent that I wanted...the English Pear and Freesia. (The next on my list is Nectarine.) 

I have three Rustan's Gift Certificate given by my good friend, Gemma. It is a good thing that it does not have an expiration date because I wanted to save it when I finally get another bottle. After two years (I think), I finally made use of it! 

Why did I give in? Upon checking out the store in Rustan's, it is on sale and they will have a mark-up price of 5% starting July 1! Imagine my panic that it will much more pricier than usual! Oh my goodness...I can't believe it. That is the moment that I realized that this is the perfect time to finally buy the English Pear and Freesia that I always shy away from. 

Let me tell you a funny story of how I bought it. We went there with my friend (also blogger) Jing of mykikaystuff.com, I think it is the 29th of June. I learned about the sale and price increase starting July 1, 2018 but I thought, it is definitely not a priority. I turned my back from the store. 

That night, I dreamed about it. In my dream, I bought it! My sister and friend told me that since I cannot seem to forget about it, I should just buy it. LOL...Nothing hunts you like the things that you did not buy but should have, right? Anyway, I went back for it that morning. Hahaha! 

The English Pear and Freesia is a combination of something sweet and floral. The fragrance is classic! 

The box still came with a black ribbon. 


I got a free sachets of body oils and a gift card of hand massage together with my purchase. I want to use it soon!


Brand: Jo Malone

Scent: English Pear and Freesia

Weight: 100ml

Product Description: (From Jo Malone's Website)  The essence of autumn. The sensuous freshness of just-ripe pears is wrapped in a bouquet of white freesias, and mellowed by amber, patchouli and woods. Luscious and golden.


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Pros: 

The scent is slightly musky but I love it. It is not too sweet nor too floral. Just the perfect balance! There is something about this scent that makes me feel positive and happy. Even my energy is up! I love the scent so much that I even want its version of body lotion.

Compared with my Wild Bluebell, one to two sprays of this English Pear and Freesia is already enough. So this bottle will last long on me. (Unless I use it every day...LOL!)

The fragrance lasts up to 6 to 8 hours on my clothes but the intensity still decreases but if you will get closer, you can still strongly smell it. I find traces of this cologne on my clothes after removing it after a whole day at work and spending the day outside. Thankfully, since it lasts long, I did not have to bring it along with me. 

I got compliments whenever I use it. They can smell it when I pass by. 

This perfume is best combined with Wild Bluebell! 

Cons: 

Insanely expensive! (For me though, it is worth the hype and penny!)

Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 7650php (I got it in a discounted price during the sale.)

Where to buy? Jo Malone Stores (Trinoma, SM Aura, I think there are other stores out there but these are the stores that I am sure.) Rustans Shangri-La Mall EDSA. 

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MAC: Overtime Lipcreme

Saturday, July 14, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: MAC'S PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME IN OVERTIME

The reason that I bought this MAC's Pro Longwear Lipcreme was because it deeply reminded me of my life as a nurse...always on Overtime. LOL. I find it funny but I do hope you got the gist of why I find it amusing. Right now, if I knew that I will be having a long day at work aka OVERTIME, I would choose to wear this lipstick for the day. 

Time for the review...

Brand: MAC

Type: Pro Longwear Lipcreme

Shade: Overtime

Weight: 3.6g


Product Description: (From Temptalia's website) Light Medium Pink

Ingredients: 



Pros: 

As expected from Pro Longwear Lipsticks from MAC, it lasts long. Perfect for my overtime days!

This Overtime Lipstick shade is perfect if you wanted to have a strong eye makeup look. 

It did not feather or bleed out of my lips. It lasts long unless I eat with something too oily though it only leaves the lipstick uneven, not completely gone. 

The formula feels drying but creamy and easy to apply. 

Cons:

The color is pale and I think it is one of those shades that may not look as flattering. I cannot wear this if I am not wearing a full makeup on. It looks pale on a bare face.

The lipcreme builds up on lip lines. 

SWATCH:




Buy again? 80% (I might try the other Pro Longwear shades first before buying this again.)

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 1200php+

Where to buy? MAC Counters

Thank you so much for visiting my page and reading my review. Stay safe from the rain everyone!

L'Oreal: Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

Thursday, July 12, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: L'OREAL'S VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE

Looking for a waterproof mascara? I think I found the right one! Trying out this L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara at the beach is one of the best decisions that I am proud of. Want to see why I am happy with this decision? Watch my short video about how I tested waterproof makeup products below:


Do you believe me now? I am amazed myself! I was half-expecting that the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara would at least smudge during my prolonged swim at the beach. (If you want to see it more in action, I also used this mascara in my video at Hundred Islands.)

Anyway, I think with my introduction, you already knew that I love this L'Oreal Lash Paradise so let me now proceed with the detailed review! 

Brand: L'Oreal

Type: Lash Paradise Mascara

Shade: Blackest Black

Weight: 8.5ml


Product Description: 


Ingredients: 


Pros: 

I just found my new favorite mascara! I cannot wait to share my thoughts and give you a full detailed L'Oreal Lash Paradise Review but it took me so long because I still have to edit the video and take some photos. I know tight schedule is not an excuse but it happens that sometimes I am too lazy to blog. (I blame it in the piling paper works at the hospital. Sleep is the only option I have whenever I got back home. *Laughs evilly*)

Anyway, I find that this mascara was able to coat my lashes evenly even the part close to the roots! It has a huge brush and I do wonder how it was able to do that but as long as it works, I don't care anymore! Do you know how hard it is to find a mascara that does not poke your eyes if you apply it too closely to the roots?! Sigh...


With its name, Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, it was able to successfully make my lashes thicker and slightly longer. I applied it using one to two coats and it already delivered the thickness that I wanted. Just to stir off my curiosity, I tried applying it in more than two layers, but it started to clump after five layers. 

In the sample photos below, I did not use any curler for my lashes since I just had my Keratin Lash Lift done. The result when this mascara was combined with the Lash Lift? The look is like I had just applied a false eye lashes!

For the waterproof part, as you can see in my video, I used it while swimming at the beach and it did not smudge nor created a raccoon eyes look! I love it! 

Cons: 

I find it hard to remove and it stings if I washed it out with water. A makeup remover (a good one) is definitely needed. I avoid using it (just because I find it tedious to remove) if I do not need a strong and lasting makeup look.


SWATCH: 



Please excuse my eyebrows, like I said, I have too much on my plate right now that I cannot even go to the mall to have my eyebrows threading done. (Excuses, excuses. LOL.)





Buy again? 100% (Definitely!)

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 500php

Where to buy? Lazada, L'Oreal stores, BeautyMNL.

I hope you find this review helpful and thank you so much Beauties for visiting my page! Also, because I love it so much, I want to share to my readers this amazing mascara! I will be giving away one in my Instagram account. Details will be posted there, so make sure to follow me in Instagram everyone! :)

MAC: Party Line Lipstick

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: MAC'S PARTY LINE LIPSTICK

I received this MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Party Line from one of my boyfriend's aunt as a gift when she visited back in the Philippines. After a long time, finally I was able to take photos and use it! Let us now take a closer look!

Brand: MAC

Finish: Cremesheen

Edition: Permanent

Weight: 3g

Shade: Party Line

Product Description: (From MAC's website) Red Toned Plum



Ingredients: 





Pros: 

The lipstick is creamy and easy to apply. Even though the color is dark, it is not that pigmented when applied. I have to build up a few layers to achieve the pigmentation that I wanted. 

The texture feels smooth on my lips. It feels like it can moisturize my lips but it did not, however, it also did not cause any dryness to my lips. 

The lipstick did not settle on dry patches of my lips, it also did not build up on my lip lines. Party Line gives a smooth and shiny look on my lips. 

This kind of red shade is easy to wear even in any type of skin color. :)

Cons: 

It bleeds outside of the lip line. I suggest that you use a lip liner when using this lipstick. 

When removed, it leaves a uneven stain on my lips. The lipstick can be fully removed when eating. It is not transfer-free. 



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Buy again? 80%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: $18.50 (1,100php in the Philippines)

Where to buy? MAC counters. 

Thank you for reading my blog post. More reviews to come! Have fun Beauties!

Esfolio: Luffa Peeling Gel

Saturday, July 7, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: ESFOLIO'S LUFFA PEELING GEL

Hello Beauties! It has been a while since I posted my last detailed product review so for today, let me share to you my input for Esfolio's Luffa Peeling Gel

In my case, I usually use peeling gels for my Step 1 in Korean Skincare. Though it is not recommended to be used daily as over exfoliating may be bad for our skin. For me, I do it at least twice to three times a week. 

To all of the peeling gels that I tried, let us how this one fares. 

Brand: Esfolio

Type: Peeling Gel 

Weight: 23g

Product Description and Ingredients: 


Pros: 

The peeling gel is not sticky and it is easy to use. I had fun rubbing it on my skin, I feel like I can remove most of my dead skin even with just a small amount of this product. 

The scent is fruit-like but mild and the tube is tightly sealed. 

Even though I rubbed it longer than I should (I told you that I enjoyed using it. LOL.), it still feels gentle to my skin. No sting nor feeling raw after use. 

I saw a lot of the peeled gel in a darker color (like dirt) on the sink while I was rubbing it off and washing my face, I am sure that most of my dead skin was included in the peeled off gels. 

Last, do you know what I loved the most with this product? My skin feels moisturized even after use! You know the feeling that you just used a cream or a moisturizer then it was already fully absorbed by your skin - that is how it feels like after I washed my skin and dried it. It instantly felt smooth and soft. 

So far, this is my favorite among my peeling gel collections. I am so glad I was able to discover this and try it first-hand. Now I am curious to try other variants of Esfolio's Peeling Gels. 

Cons: None noted


HOW IT LOOKS LIKE: 


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 369php

Where to buy? Esfolio website, BeautyMNL

Thank you for reading my review. More to come soon! So take care and God bless everyone!

Jergens: 100 Years of Glowing Skin and How To Achieve It

Thursday, July 5, 2018 Philippines



JERGENS' CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF GLOWING SKIN BY SHARING 5 WAYS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE A GLOWING SKIN

Last July 5, 2018, Jergens Philippines celebrates the joy of being the secret to glowing skin of Filipinas for more than 100 years now. The Andrew Jergens Company started as a soap manufacturer way back in 1882 and they eventually expanded to lotions, perfumes, and other health care products. First of the few ambassadors were Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, and Louella Parsons. 

Oldest bottle present in the Philippines

Jergens arrived in the Philippines in 1967 through Vibelle Manufacturing Corporation. The oldest bottle preserved in the Philippines was displayed during the celebration, plus the old advertisement clips from magazines, as well as the evolution of the bottles through photos. It is amazing on how the brand evolved and still is the best lotion there is for more than a hundred years now. Anyway, what bottle is familiar to you? Me, I remember the 1990's bottle being present on my mother's vanity table. The pink one!






During the celebration, the newest brand ambassador of Jergens, Ms. Kim De Guzman of Miss Earth Philippines (Air) 2017, shared a few tips on how she maintained her glowing skin. 


I am so happy I was able to have a short chat with Ms. Kim De Guzman because I was able to ask her about her favorite Jergens variant. To my delight, we do have the same favorite - the Hydrating Coconut

With Miss Earth Philippines - Air 2017 Kim De Guzman

Learned some tips on how I can recycle my old clothes thanks to Ms. Trish Denise Ramos. She is another Jergens Influencer who shared her talent in fashion. I never thought that old clothes could look so great when you tore it up or cut it in a new angle and even combine it with your other old clothes! 


The first thing I noticed about Ms. Kayleen Ortiz when she entered the stage is her good posture and physique. As Jergens Influencer, she shared her secrets on how to maintain a healthy body including her glowing skin. 



Just like the secrets of these amazing women...Jergens shared their 5 affordable, easy ways to achieve a glowing skin!

1. Exfoliate

I definitely agree to this, my skin is so much better after exfoliating and make sure to do this at least once a week. This helps clear your skin of dead skin cells, blackheads - Yes, you can get blackheads on your body too! - And all the stubborn dirt on your skin. The biggest mistake people assume is that you need fancy scrubs to exfoliate. While it is easy to buy scrubs, you can actually make your DIY scrub with the ingredients in your kitchen. If that doesn't suit your taste, you can always buy a loofah or a cotton towel instead. 


2. Use Moisturizing Soap

Moisturizing starts in the shower. Most soaps do a good job of cleaning and washing away dirt, but there are some soaps that also strip the natural oils in your skin. This can leave your skin feeling drier and duller than ever. So look for soaps that moisturize and keep you clean at the same time, like the Jergens Mild and Anti-bacterial Bar Soaps

3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize (Should I add more?)

A lot of people forget how important moisturizing is for their skin. It doesn't just help keep your skin hydrated, if used after a bath it helps seal the moisture in. The Jergens Body Moisturizers can help keep skin soft, supple, youthful looking, and healthy. It's a good thing there are a number of Jergens variants to choose from depending on your skin type and skin needs. 

4. Eat healthy

What you put inside your body will reflect in your skin. Your body absorbs all the nutrients it can in order to function. If you only eat junk food, then your skin won't benefit at all. To achieve glowing and radiant skin, make sure to eat healthy. This isn't restricted to eating more fruit and veggies alone, but you should aim to have a balanced diet. Not only will your body thank you, your skin will too. 

5. Stay positive

You will be amazed at how much your mental disposition can affect your mood and even the way you look. It may be hard but I do believe in this too. I used to be a negative thinker and I noticed that it is harder to get by day by day. Thinking positive thoughts will not only make you feel good about yourself, you will radiate positive energy around you. This makes you look glowing, happy, and healthy! 

There you go! I hope that these 5 tips from the beautiful girls and Jergens will be helpful for you in achieving a healthier skin. Let us all be happy and glow! 

Watch a short video during the celebration of Jergens below: 

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