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Newest Concealer In Town: L'Oreal Infallible Full Wear!

Thursday, May 23, 2019 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: L'OREAL'S INFALLIBLE FULL WEAR CONCEALER IN SHADE CASHEW (311)

As you can recall, we did a road test on L'Oreal's Infallible foundation, lipstick, and concealer through a cycling class. During that road test, we were able to prove on how long the makeup stays put even in heavy workout session. 

That is why I am excited to share my review for this concealer! It is the newest concealer by L'Oreal and in the market today. 

What makes this new concealer special? Let us find out! 

Brand: L'Oreal

Type: Infallible 

Shade: Cashew (311)

Weight: 10ml

Product Description: (From L'Oreal's website) Be Unstoppable. Experience full-on coverage and full-face wear for up to 24 hours. New Full Wear Concealer is our highest coverage formula in our widest concealer shade range ever. L'OrĂ©al Paris Full Wear Concealer provides full coverage with a flawless matte finish. This multi-use formula conceals imperfections while doubling as a contour/highlight product. Shape your face by going 1-2 shades deeper to contour and 1-2 shades lighter to highlighter and brighten. Our extra large applicator provides maximum coverage in one stroke to cover under-eye circles, acne scars, and discoloration. Our waterproof, non-greasy formula won't transfer, fade, or flake so your full coverage look is locked in all day. A little goes a long way! Available in 25 full coverage shades for every skin tone.


Ingredients: (From L'Oreal's website) AQUA / WATER / EAUUNDECANE, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TRIDECANE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1, DIMETHICONE, HEXYL LAURATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, OCTYLDODECANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DISODIUM STEAROYL, GLUTAMATE, CELLULOSE GUM, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA SILYLATE, ACRYLONITRILE/METHYL METHACRYLATE/VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE COPOLYMER, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ACETYLATED GLYCOL STEARATE, ISOBUTANE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, TOCOPHEROL, CITRONELLOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE
] FIL CODE B225109/1

Pros: 

After the road testing, let us say that it is definitely sweat-proof, thus water-proof. It did not budge nor build up on the lines on my skin during my work out session. 

When I tested it again, I love how it gives a full coverage. It was able to cover red spots on my skin, as well as the dark spots. The dark circles under my eyes was also covered. 

The bottle contains more product than usual concealers available in the market. Each tube contains 10ml of concealer. 

Even though the formula is quite thick, I was able to blend it easily into my skin. 

A few swipes or dots of the concealer is enough to cover a large area of the skin so this tube will go a long way. 

This concealer can also be used as a matte highlighter for natural glowing skin. 

Cons: 

I find the brush too big because it gives too much product on one swipe, I had a hard time controlling the amount that I just needed. 




SWATCH:





Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 450php

Where to buy? L'Oreal Lazada store.

Wait for my other Infallible makeup line reviews soon! Thank you so much for visiting my page and keep in touch in my social media account! 

Benefits Of Taking Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Philippines



BENEFITS OF TAKING EASY PHA-MAX WHEATGRASS


Easy Pha-Max is a known brand in the Philippines catering a wheatgrass drinks. It is an organic wheatgrass powder supplement that can be used as juice. So what does wheatgrass does to our body? 

Being always on the go makes us at risk for a lot of health problems. All the stress and the readily available but unhealthy food that we eat can compromise our blood circulation. 

The first benefit that you could get from taking a wheatgrass supplement is that it helps in blood circulation. It is rich in antioxidants helping our body be protected from heart diseases and oxidative stress. 

Second, if you are having a problem in increased cholesterol and triglycerides (like me!), there is a study that wheatgrass works like Atorvastatin (the drug of choice in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides). Including this juice in your daily routine is not bad after all. 

Next, since it is an antioxidant, it helps in detoxification of the body that can reduce risk for cancer. 

According to Easy Pha-Max, it can also help in wound recovery because it is also has an anti-inflammatory properties. Using this can aid in recovery. 

Last, there is also a study that it helps in weight loss through its thylakoids content making you feel full. 

Easy Pha-Max made it easier for us to enjoy drinking wheatgrass because they made it available in three kinds. 

The plain (or no flavor) Wheatgrass Powdered Sachets. One sachet contains 2g of powder and good enough for one serving. Each box contains 66 sachets. 


It has no preservatives or artificial flavor so this is the most plain of all the variants. The box is nice to keep since it keeps all the sachets to be neatly sorted. 


One sachet is easy to bring along with you when you travel. This plain Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass costs 1790php. 

The taste is like a tea without any sugar or honey added yet. 


For a more zesty taste, it is now also available in Lemon flavor. With added energy, protein and carbohydrates in minimal amount making it more of a juice that can be used daily. The box contains 25 sachets and each sachet contains 5g of wheatpowder in lemon flavor. 


Just like the plain ones, the sachets are neatly arranged inside the box and easy to bring with you. 


One sachet is good for one serving of a glass. 

This tastes like an iced tea in lemon flavor. 

One box costs 1095php. 



Last but not the least...my favorite variant from all the three is the Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass Honey. 


The Wheatgrass Honey variant contains higher content in energy, carbohydrates and protein. It also has sodium and sugar added unlike the other variants. No wonder it also tastes the best!


Each box contains 15 sachets and per sachet contains 20g of powder. This one has the biggest sachet but still easy to bring along with you. 


One sachet is equivalent to one serving. I love its sweet tea-like flavor. This box costs 590php. 


The Easy Pha-Max is a good source of fiber specially if you hate eating vegetables. Their products are FDA-approved and they use organic ingredients rich in vitamins and minerals. It is readily available in supermarkets and Mercury Drug. For more information, you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with their account, @ilovewheatgrass. 

Foreo: Luna Play Plus Experience

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: FOREO LUNA PLAY PLUS

Lately, I have been more obsessed with my skin over makeup. I am keen in trying out different products and even gadgets like this Foreo Luna Play Plus if it can helped improve my aging skin. 

This is my second Foreo device (My review for my first one is still pending.) and I would love to get the Luna Go or Luna 2 but the price is so extreme. So I settled with the cleansing device by Foreo that is cheapest and this is the Luna Play Plus. 

To pair it with my first Foreo device, I bought the Fuchsia color. So what is Foreo Luna Play Plus? It is a waterproof facial cleansing device that channels T-Sonic pulsations through soft silicone touch-points for deep and gentle cleansing. 

According to Foreo, this is bigger than Luna Play with longer bristles for an extra deep clean and replaceable batteries for a longer life. It has two kinds of bristles, the thicker touch-points deeply and precisely cleanser oilier skin specially on T-zone while the thinner touch-points gently channel pulsation, suitable for sensitive or dry skin. 


Pros: 

Among all the cleansing devices that I have used, this one has the most gentle T-sonic pulsations and yet effective in removing my dead skin cells and dirt. My skin felt smoother, brighter, and softer after use, no makeup residue or oil left. 

The bristles are also softest among the devices that I tried for a silicone so it is real that it is non-abrasive. 

This device is allowed to be use once to twice a day but when I tried that, my skin developed oiliness throughout the day. I guess it became so clean that it produced more oil than usual so I opted to use it once a day only and at night. My advice is to try it first and let yourself feel on what is best for you, to be used once or twice a day.

The Luna Play Plus comes in many colors that can fit your personality. Actually, all the colors are so nice that I had a hard time picking out the one that I will be getting that is why I decided to choose the color that will pair it with my first Foreo device. 

The size is perfect for me, it is easy to hold because it fits my palm snugly. Plus, it is easier to bring it along with me when I travel. 

The intensity of pulsations cannot be adjusted but it is fine with me, it already delivers 8000 pulses per minute that is still effective in cleaning and massaging my skin. 

No need to replace brush heads for a cleansing device making it more economical. Silicone does not harbor bacteria like other brushes so it will still  be hygienic enough. Since it is made with silicone, it is also easier to clean and wash, Foreo also sells silicone cleansing formula. 

Cons: 

I wish instead of batteries, it will be rechargeable. I hate the idea that I had to use a tool to remove the screws in order to replace the batteries. Since it is battery operated, you need to take care of the screws so that it will not form rusts. Make sure to dry your device specially on the bottom part after each use. 

The intensity of the pulsations cannot be controlled. Though I do not mind because the pulsations are gentle and enough for me. To others though, this may be a problem.  

Expensive for a cleansing device but this will last long!



Buy again? 100% (Yes yes yes! I wish I could afford the other Luna Cleansing devices like the one with the rechargeable battery...)

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 (I would give it a 5 if not for the battery replacements.)

Price: 3167php


Wait for my other reviews for beauty gadgets, I still have more to feature! Let us stay connected in my social media accounts, have a great day!

Althea: A'Bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster

Monday, May 13, 2019 Philippines



PRODUCT REVIEW: ALTHEA'S A'BLOOM BHA BLACKHEAD BLASTER


Another product from A'Bloom that you can add to your skincare collection. Althea's BHA Blackhead Blaster can be used to apply on oily part of your face, for example your nose. It is used to gently exfoliate and deeply cleanse the skin. This is my first time to use a product like this so let us now look at it more closely. 

Brand: Althea A'Bloom

Type: BHA Blackhead Blaster

Weight: 8g

Product Description: 


How To Use and Ingredients: 


Pros: 

The product contains tea tree leaf oil that is why when I applied it, it felt cool to my skin. It actually feels nice specially with the warm temperature in our country, you will feel like your nose is cold. LOL. 

The stick feels gentle to skin even when being applied. I did not feel any microbeads. The texture is like a lip balm or a creamy lipstick. It can be used by both oily to combination type of skin. 

Besides painlessly removing the blackheads and whiteheads on your skin, this product also prevents formation of new ones. It is a staple to your skincare routine if you are prone to forming plenty of whiteheads and blackheads. 

The stick was not able to remove all of my blackheads and whiteheads but it surely made a difference including making my pores look smaller, check out my photos of before and after below. Plus, my skin feels super smooth after rinsing the product out. 

I did not experienced any irritations or sting on my skin. 

Affordable for only 200php and you get 8g of the product. The stick is actually versatile, you can use it in other parts of your body that you want to exfoliate. 

I love that the stick comes with a cap to protect the product. 


Cons: 

Since you will massage the stick directly to your skin, for me it feels a little unhygienic.

SWATCHES:


HOW IT LOOKS LIKE (BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER APPLICATION): 






Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 200php


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Beauty Gadgets: Is It Really Life Changing?

Sunday, May 12, 2019 Philippines


BEAUTY GADGETS: IS IT REALLY LIFE CHANGING? 

Mobile phones, televisions, computers, they are the usual gadgets and appliances that are always being updated and upgraded in the market. These are some of the items that people in our country considers as necessity. Owning one and using one at home or at work can really be life-changing. 

How about if we add technology to beauty products? Will it also be life changing? To others, it may be a waste of money while others may consider it as necessity but for me, combining beauty and technology is one of the best improvements developed because it makes things easier and better. The effects of the beauty products are more effective and efficient. 

You want to know how it can be life changing? Well, I will explain it depending on the device, okay? So let me share with you the most common high technology beauty devices that we need in our daily routine. 

1. Facial Massagers

There are many kind of facial massagers in the market and I will review it one by one so it will be more detailed. (Just be patient for my pending reviews. ^_^) 

I will just focus on the specifics on how it can improve our lives. 

Using a facial massager can save time. For example for the Foreo Mini, you can apply your facial mask in just 90 seconds with the help of the warmth and pulsations of the device. The heat and pulsations will help the skin absorb the product faster and more effective since the pores will be open. Other facial massagers commonly available in the Philippines (on my photo above) are Foreo, Alana, Jade Rollers, and Jade roller with vibration by Serene Your Wellness Ritual.  

Facial Massager keeps skin supple. The vibration of the massager will reduce the tension on the skin and increase circulation that can improve production of natural oil. 

Having your skin massaged by a device effortlessly gives our body a relaxation feel that it needs. 

2.  Facial Cleansers

You think you may have cleaned your face well by just washing with a cleanser but it may not be enough. After I first cleansed my face using a device cleanser, I was shocked on how my skin looked cleaner and brighter. It was like I used a product to exfoliate my skin. 

Just like the facial massager, the cleanser's vibration can also stimulate the skin. So it will also improve the skin's circulation. 

Besides being an effective cleanser for the face, it will also save you time since using it can clean your face faster. 

Some cleansers are also massagers like Alana and Happy Skin cleansers and both of them are silicone made while some are made of bristles like Pobling available at Althea. 

3. Cleansing Mat

As much as I love using makeup and beauty tools, I hate that every week I have to wash them. Thanks to cleansing mats, it is now easier. Instead of soaking it with soap in a prolonged period, I can wash it with the cleansing mat and the residues are easier to remove. It saves time and effort. 

There are non-branded mats available in online shops but the famous one being sold in the market is from Sigma. 

4. Mist Spray

With the weather we have here in the Philippines, having a Mist Spray to keep the skin fresh and hydrated helps a lot. Water and toner can be used for this devise and using it as a form of mist. I got mine from Miniso. 

5. Moisture Level Indicator

To help me in my reviews and also to detect if my skin is dehydrated or too oily, I love using my MiLi Moisture Detector. Skin care clinics also use this kind of device to study the level of moisture of you skin. Knowing the actual status of your skin helps you in knowing what skin care product to use. 

These are just some of the basic beauty device that I love to keep on my stash. It helps me in my daily routine by saving time, effort, and making my skincare routine be more effective and I really hope I could try more devices for comparison. Having one does not need to break your budget because there are products available for as low as 300php and as expensive as 3000php, it all depends on your priority and taste. For my detailed review, I will post separate reviews per device. For that, please stay posted! ;)

Maybelline: Define and Blend Brow Pencils

Saturday, May 11, 2019 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: MAYBELLINE'S DEFINE AND BLEND BROW PENCILS

Hello Beauties! I promised to all of you that I will be reviewing all of these new eyebrow pencils by Maybelline once I got the package and here it is!

This entire new line of Define and Blend Brow Pencils is Liza Soberano's favorite according to Maybelline from my previous post about this incoming products. 

Using eyebrow pencils is not new to me but I am always open to try new products until I find my holy grail for it. If you are new to makeup, you would love this eyebrow pencils because it is easy to use! Are you excited for my detailed review? Continue reading below! 

Brand: Maybelline

Type: Define and Blend Brow Pencil


Shades: Available in four shades namely: 


Product Description: (From Maybelline's website) Naturally defined brows? EASY! With our slim angled tip, you can draw brow-like strokes to make it look real!

Ingredients: (From Maybelline's website) HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL ●OZOKERITE ●COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX ●RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL / CASTOR SEED OIL ●SORBITAN TRISTEARATE ●C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES ●TOCOPHEROL ●LECITHIN ●GLYCERYL STEARATE ●ASCORBYL PALMITATE ●GLYCERYL OLEATE ●CITRIC ACID ●[+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES ●CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE ●MICA ●CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE ●]

Pros: 

Brow pencil that does not need a sharpener! Yay!!! Let us rejoice, I admit I am not that keen in using products that needs sharpening that is why I usually use liquid eye liners too. 

It is easy to use and apply. I have a coarse eyebrows but this one is easy to build up. No problem if you have a sparse eyebrows because this pencil can be build up to your preference. 

On the other side of the pencil is a spoolie. The size is just right for blending the pencil into your brows. The bristles are not too soft nor too hard. 

This pencil actually reminded me of Etude's Drawing Eye Pencil

It has a decent lasting power, it managed to survive my 8 hours shift at work with slight fading but it is not waterproof. 

Affordable for only 249php!

Cons: 

I noticed that the pencil is soft and easily breaks so be careful with the pressure that you use when applying it. Thankfully, it only happened to the shade Red Brown that I have while I was using it. 



SWATCHES:


LIGHT BROWN


The light brown works on my skin tone but it is too much light that I needed to build up the color to reach the intensity that I wanted. It looks nice on me but I think the pencil will last faster than I wanted to because I have to apply more strokes than the usual pencils.

If you have a dyed hair in lighter shade, you may want to pick this shade first. 

NATURAL BROWN



The natural brown is more pigmented than I expected but this one suits my skin better than the light brown. The color is rich and does not need to be build up. 

GREY BROWN


The Grey Brown is too dark for my skin tone. Even if I used it lightly, it looks so pronounced. It looks similar to Natural Brown but this is more pigmented. 

RED BROWN

Ever since I tried the Red Brown Pomade by Project Vanity X Ellana Cosmetics, I appreciated the shade Red Brown. Why? Because this shade is not too light nor too dark. It blends well with my hair color too. So this is also my choice besides the Natural Brown. 

There, I hope you find the swatches and sample of wearing helpful for you to see the difference. If I will buy again, I will definitely get the shades Natural Brown and Red Brown. 

Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5 (I would give it a five if it stays longer and does not easily break.)

Price: 249php

Where to buy? Maybelline counters, Lazada Flagship store, Shopee Flagship store, BeautyMNL. 

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