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Maybelline: Gigi Hadid's Warm Eyeshadow Palette

Friday, June 8, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: MAYBELLINE'S GIGI HADID WARM EYESHADOW PALETTE

The Gigi Hadid Makeup Collection collaboration between Maybelline New York and Gigi Hadid is one of the best collaborations in the makeup industry! I mean, who will not love the great packaging, the colors and shades of each makeup product? Because I sure liked most of it! 

For today, I will share my review for the Warm Eyeshadow Palette (Finally, after months of using it daily...LOL - but better late than never, right?). Shall we proceed? 

Brand: Maybelline

Type: Gigi Hadid Warm Eyeshadow Palette

Weight: 4g

Product Description and Ingredients:


Pros: 

The case is small, cute, light-weight and travel-friendly. That is why I keep on using this for the past few months because I can bring it with me wherever I go. 

Wide variety of shades to choose from with total of 6 colors with a combination of shimmering and matte textures. All shades are warm-based and great to use for day and night type of makeup. 

The shimmering shades have better pigmentation with just one to two swipes of application compared to the matte shades. I needed to add more layers of application to show the pigmentation for the matte shades. 

Even though the powders are chalky, it is not that messy when I already applied it on my eyes. It just forms a mess in the casing of the eyeshadow palette whenever I dip my brush to get the product. 

My favorite shade from this palette is the gold one (sample look below), it reminds me of my favorite shade from Urban Decay's Naked Palette in Half-baked. 

When used over foundation or eye primer, the lasting power is decent and it lasts up to 6 to 8 hours on me. Without any foundation or eye primer, it lasts for at least 3 to 4 hours only. 

Cons: 

For the matte colors, several layers of application is needed to get the target opacity. 

The powders are chalky and tends to scatter around the casing whenever I use it. I just had to clean the case and eyeshadow powders after each use. My technique however is to use a damp eyeshadow brush before dipping it in the eyeshadow powder, it lessens the mess. 

With the quality of the palette and number of colors included, the price 599php is a little too pricey for me. Though whenever I look at the packaging and because it is a limited edition, I know in my heart that I have to have it. LOL. 


SWATCHES:



Buy again? 90%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 599php

Where to buy? Maybelline counters (if still available), Lazada

There you go Beauties, another review from me! Thank you so much for visiting my page and reading my review, take care everyone!

Esfolio: Pure Skin 2 Step Multi Oil and Peeling Cleanser

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: ESFOLIO'S 2 STEP MULTI OIL AND PEELING CLEANSER

Ever since I fell in love with Esfolio's Eye Patches (reviews available on my blog), I knew that I SHOULD try all of their products as I am sure it will be all worth it! When I do not know which product to try on next, my friend and Beauty Blogger, Ms. Nikki of askmewhats.com, suggested that I try this Pure Skin 2 Step Multi Oil and Peeling Cleanser. 

At first, I was confused on how to use it because the label says peeling but after trying it out, I noticed that the product did not cause any peeling on my skin. Want to know on how it really works? Read further more. :)

Brand: Esfolio

Type: 2 Step Cleanser

Weight: 120ml

Product Description: 



Ingredients: 


How To Use: 



After checking out the box, I thought that the bottle will have two separate pumps for Step 1 and 2 but I was wrong. It only comes with one pump, so it is really a 2 step cleanser in one bottle!

It really just works as a cleanser that can remove dirt and ALSO functions as a peeling agent to remove old skin and sebum.


Pros: 

The bottle is sturdy and still lightweight, I can bring it with me whenever I travel. 

Upon first use, it reminded me of Banila Co's Clean It Zero. The only difference is that, this is in a more liquid form and placed in a hygienic pump bottle. It works almost the same when it comes to how it cleanses and removes makeup on my face. 

This bottle will last in a long time because without any makeup on, I only use one to two pumps for my whole face while with heavy makeup on, I usually use three to four pumps of the product. 

It is not effective if you will put the product in a cotton then swipe the dirt and makeup off on your face. I prefer doing by massaging my skin with the product in a circular motion until I am convinced that I was able to cover all of my skin. After that, I remove the product with a dry cotton pad. It is not that hard to remove with a cotton pad but it leaves a sticky residue. However, if you are doing this as a start of your makeup routine (10 Steps Korean Skin Care), washing it off with a facial wash in the next step can fully remove the sticky residue. I find it effective in removing dirt and dead skin cells on my face because I can see it on my cotton pad and my face looks fresh and brighter, smoother and softer after washing it. 

Even though the product is gentle, I use it very carefully in removing my eye makeup. Be careful to avoid any eye irritation. 

The product has a mild relaxing scent that reminds me of organic soaps. 

All in all, I love that I can now do Step 1 and 2 in 10 Steps Korean Skin Care with just one product! Less time consuming! Yay! 

Cons: None noted. Though the price of 949php per bottle may be quite costly to others. 

HOW IT LOOKS LIKE: 



Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 949php

Where to buy? Esfolio website, BeautyMNL, Esfolio kiosks

Yay! Another review done. I love this product and I hope you will try it too! Thank you for visiting my page and stay posted for more reviews! I am feeling energetic in doing a lot this June! :)

Lucas Papaw Ointment

Monday, June 4, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: LUCAS PAPAW OINTMENT

Hello Beauties! How are you? Were you able to try this Lucas Papaw Ointment because the rave for this Lucas Papaw Ointment are remarkable but I never attempted to buy one. I only have this item because my niece (who is a flight attendant) gave me one of this Lucas Papaw straight from Australia. Now that I have it in my stash, I knew I should try it and post my review about here in my blog. 

Brand: Lucas Papaw Ointment

Weight: 25g (Also available in smaller tube.)

Product Description: 


Ingredients: 


Pros: 

It is not an ordinary ointment or lip balm because it can be used in many ways. I was able to use it on my lips as balm, soothe my allergy rashes, and moisturize my elbows. In short, you can use it as topical ointments for your skin if it needs some relief! 

As a lip balm, it was able to moisturize my lips and help my usual dry and cracking lips improve but it took at least two consecutive days to work on me. (Specially since I usually use matte and liquid lipsticks that are really drying.) Application of lipstick is better after my lips healed. 

When used as a soothing ointment to my rashes, it worked and helped a lot. It decreased the itchy sensation though it did not help in diminishing the size and redness of my rashes. 

I also tried it on my elbows (The part of my body which is usually dry.) and it was able to moisturize it well. 

The scent is light and almost unscented which I believe most people will love. (Specially since most balms smells waxy! Ugh!)

The ointment is thick and sticky (Which reminded me of Mupirocin ointments at work LOL!) but it is easy to spread on my skin. 

Cons: 

It takes long before it was fully absorbed. I suggest to not use it before application of any lipstick. It will not stick, promise! LOL. So, no Lucas Papaw Ointment before lipstick. Unless you will also blot it away. In my opinion though, just use your other lip balms instead. For your night time routine before sleeping, use this Lucas Papaw Ointment. 

Resellers are selling it for almost twice the price here in the Philippines. If you have any friends or relatives going to Australia, ask them to hoard for you. :)

HOW IT LOOKS LIKE: 


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 250php+ in Australia (Philippines resellers or Watsons sells it for 400php+)

Where to buy? Watsons, if you have trusted (there are people who sells fake Lucas Papaw Ointment, be careful) online sellers - you can also buy from them. 

Thank you Beauties for visiting my site and reading my reviews! Have a great time! 

Megan: Peel-Off Gel Mask With Gold Collagen

Friday, June 1, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: MEGAN'S PEEL-OFF GEL MASK WITH GOLD COLLAGEN

"Hello Beauties! I am back! I apologize for taking a long break from blogging and for only posting one review for the whole month of May (By the way this one post from May was already scheduled from April LOL, so it is not really counted in being productive for the month of May!). This whole month of May has been a little challenging for me as I experienced disappointments, sadness, and even anger. That is why I stayed away from social media for a while, I got side-tracked and I am really not in the mood. During these dark days though, I came to a few realizations that my sister and close friends keep on telling me. Finally, I get it!  
When I say realizations, I came to a point in my life where I do not want to give an extra mile to people who does not deserve it.  I am literally tired of trying to please everyone, being thoughtful, and staying fair when in fact I do not get the same amount of respect. My boyfriend even pointed out during these dark days that I always care about other people so much that is why I also get hurt easily. In our 12 years of relationship, it is the first time that I heard him say that this is one of my personality traits that he loves about me and yet he also hates. He specifically said that giving it to the wrong people will in time take advantage of me. After personally experiencing these life changing moments, I finally understood what he meant, what my close friends and sister means, what iall means. That I should spend my time and energy to those who plainly deserves it. 
Just in time with my dark days, by taking a break from my social life, I started catching up in reading my favorite books. Yay! My boyfriend also surprised me in our new bonding time (also a new hobby for me as he calls it to spend my free time) - he enrolled us in a fitness center and convinced me to go back in working out. I realized that this is what we call - investing in ourselves instead of others. I know these few paragraphs of opening in my blog is not related to the product review and more of flight of ideas king of writing but I know that some of my readers can at least relate. Right? Still, I owe you an explanation on why I was missing for the whole month of May. I will try to make it all up to you!"
Enough with the hard drama and let me now proceed with the product review about Megan Peel-Off Gel Mask with Gold Collagen! I had my experiences in using peel-off masks but this is the first time that I will try the Megan brand and its products. 

Brand: Megan

Type: Peel-Off Gel Mask With Gold Collagen

Weight: 10g

Product Description and How To Use: 



Ingredients and Precautions: 



Pros: 

Affordable, it only costs less than 30php for 1 sachet of the peel-off mask. 

After use, my skin is brighter and smoother. 

Cons: 

The product claims to remove blackheads but I did not find any blackheads removed from the mask. (But I did find some hair and some dead skin on it LOL!)

If you have a low tolerance for pain, I suggest that you should try it in small parts of your skin first with lesser nerves because the peeling time is quite a torture. (At least for me. LOL!)

How about watching a short video of me using the Megan Peel-Off Gel Mask with Gold Collagen? Watch below: 





HOW IT LOOKS LIKE:



Buy again? 50%

Overall Rating: 3/5

Price: 20+ php per sachet

Where to buy? Beauty Section Department Stores, Watsons. 

Thank you for visiting my page and reading my review! :)

CosRx: Acne Pimple Master Patch

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: COSRX ACNE PIMPLE MASTER PATCH

Back in the days, I was not impressed with the power of pimple patches because I never seen them effective on my skin. I tried a couple of drug store brands but both failed to do its job on me. I never bought one again, I used spot gels or creams instead. After seeing great recommendations for the CosRx Acne Pimple Master Patch, I decided to give it a shot. One last time...

This CosRx is a brand from Korea and somehow I wished that it will work because Korea is known for creating outstanding skincare products. Without further chit-chat, let us now look more closely. 

Brand: CosRx

Type: Acne Pimple Master Patch

Product Description, How To Use, Ingredients: 


Pros: 

Since the patch is hydrocolloid in nature, it feels natural and barely visible. The texture is smooth and thin that I did not feel any weight or irritation that I am wearing something on my skin.

The patches are available in different sizes (small, medium, and large)! I can freely choose the size that applies to my acne. No need to waste a bunch of large patches for small ones like the other drug store brands that I was able to use in the past. 


I will now re-state my words that I AM NOW A BELIEVER FOR PIMPLE PATCHES! I tried it while I have a fresh pimple spot. I took a photo before I applied the patch. My before photo if you can see is red, irritated with a little swelling. A white pus also started to form inside the pimple. (Sorry for the gruesome details.) I immediately applied the patch in medium size. 


Leaving it on overnight, I am happy that it did not fell off during my sleep. The patch is attached to my skin with good intact. With the previous drug store brand patches that I used, I usually see it attached on my pillow or clothes upon waking up. 

With the CosRx in good attachment to my skin while I slept for about six to eight hours, I knew that my skin was exposed under the patch for at least in a prolonged time. Upon waking up, I noticed that there is a white discharge inside that patch. It was able to pop my pimple without any effort from me! I just used the patch alone overnight! 

The "after" photo was taken after I removed the patch and washed my face. If you can see from the photo, my pimple became small, no redness and swelling noted! The white pus was gone and it attached to the patch. 

I just found my holygrail in CosRx Acne Pimple Master Patches and I cannot wait to try their other variant that can be used under makeup, the CosRx Clear Fit Master Patch. I am so glad to give it a shot because it is so worth it! 

Cons: 

Available mostly online. 

I just noticed that if the pimple does not have a white pus yet, it is not that effective in making the pimple dry. I suggest that you use this if you have a fresh acne. 

Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 200php

Where to buy? CosRx Online Store, BeautyMNL

Thank you for visiting my blog and reading my review. I hope you find it helpful Beauties! Take care! 

Travel Friendly Cosmetics By Cathy Doll

Monday, April 30, 2018 Philippines


TRAVEL FRIENDLY COSMETICS BY CATHY DOLL

Summer is the busiest time of the year, this is the time that most travel adventures happen. Of course, each and everyone of us has to bring our essentials in our luggage. To tell you the truth, I am guilty when it comes to packing. I always wanted to bring almost my entire room with me. LOL. Kidding (or totally not kidding) aside, Cathy Doll saves the day as they now offer travel friendly products from their famous product collection! 

For example, one of my favorite product line from Cathy Doll is their Nude Me Liquid Matte Lipsticks, they now have it in mini version! Yay! The mini version that I got from Cathy Doll is the shade 7 or Moss Rose. The original size is in 4ml but for this mini version, the net weight is around 2ml. The mini version only costs 199php! 

Fan of cushions? Cathy Doll is also known for their remarkable cushions. I love their AA Cushion and Sculpting Cushion. I wish that it will also be available in minis soon! As of today though, the mini versions are only available for Oil Control Film Pact, Magic Gluta Pact and White CC Powder. Each of this only costs 129php! All these compact cases can fit in one hand! It is that small. :) 

I am a fan of face mask sheets and if you remember, I posted in my Instagram story before on how I hoarded Cathy Doll's face masks for Christmas Gifts last December. I love the idea that you can put in your personal message into the packaging. No need to wrap the gift! Plus, it is affordable for only 59php!!! :) The variants I received are the following: 

1. I'm Sorry - Plankton Mask Sheet
2. Fighting - Black Magic Mask Sheet
3. Miss You - Snail Mask Sheet
4. Congrats - Berry Mask Sheet
5. Take Care - Green Tea and Witch Hazel Mask Sheet
6. Happy - Tomato Mask Sheet
7. I Love You - Honey Mask Sheet
8. Thank You - Aloe Vera Mask Sheet

My reviews for each masks is not yet posted in my blog but I love them! I hope I will be able to share one by one. 

Cathy Doll products are available at Watsons Stores and SM Department Store - Beauty Section. Some of their products are also available in 7-Eleven, Rose Pharmacy, Robinsons Department Store Ormoc and Centro Department Store. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram @cathydollphils. 

For my giveaway for the month of April to May, open to Philippine residents only, I will be giving away Cathy Doll Products! Yay! Just join below! :) Just a note though, SOME (two to three items) of the sealed products included in the box will expire this August. Other than that, the other items will expire far in the future. LOL. I will ship this directly and I hope you use it well upon receipt of the box. :) 

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