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My Secret Weapon This Summer: Strip It DIY Hair Removal System

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Philippines


MY SECRET WEAPON THIS SUMMER: STRIP IT DIY HAIR REMOVAL SYSTEM

Ever since my first eyebrow waxing experience I am now more open in trying it out to different parts of my body. After that I was brave enough to have it done on my upper lip too during the next session. But that is my regular routine as of now - just waxing my eyebrow and upper lip hair done outside and believe me it is quite expensive. So when I got a package from Strip It containing DIY Hair Removal System, I thought that it was about time that I try doing my own waxing at home and explore more areas like waxing my legs and underarms.

Actually, this box is just in time for summer!  There will be a lot of getaways and besides leaving the busy city, I should also leave my unwanted hair. 


I started removing hair in my body back in high school, I shave my underarms and legs because these unwanted hair makes me feel conscious and constricted. Doing it at home though can be tedious and having a wax done at Waxing Salons can be time consuming and costly. 

Thankfully, I now have a better option. A good one that is! Waxing does not have to be a tedious task anymore, I can easily do it anytime and anywhere! My secret weapon? Let me share it with you, the STRIP IT's DIY HAIR REMOVAL SYSTEM for a silky, flawless, hair-free skin this summer!

To give you a background, Strip It is a proud Filipino skin care brand known for Sugaring Kits, which has quite a following online. The secret is that the proprietary wax formula is tough on the hair but gentle on the skin. It can be rinsed off easily for no mess success, and infused with skin-loving extracts to keep your skin not only hair-free but fair and moisturized as well. 

Besides the Sugaring Kits, Strip It also expanded to more products that addresses the consumer's needs from waxing to post care. 

Let me share with you their amazing products that will complete your very own DIY Hair Removal System! 

1. Oh Scrrrub!


Rich, highly exfoliating, but soothing body scrub with natural apricot seed exfoliator. It contains Coconut, Papaya, and Pineapple extracts. This one smells so good and refreshing to use. My skin feels smooth after use and it is best used 24 hours after waxing to prevent dead skin cell build-up that can lead to ingrown hair. 

Price: 385php


2. Hair Removal Sugaring (Original)


Strip It's proprietary, cult favorite wax. Available in original (normal fine hair) with Calamansi extract for a lightening effect. 

I tried this one immediately because I was excited to do a DIY waxing and you know what? It did not hurt at all because the sugar was thick. Though it is my first time to use it, I was not able to apply it evenly so I left a few strands of hair behind. At least now I know I could do better on my next approach because I plan on doing this regularly now. 

My skin also looked brighter and whiter after waxing! Plus, this one does not need heat in order to do it! That is why you can bring this along anywhere! 


Price: 

80g - 130php
150g - 200php
300g - 295php


3. Hair Removal Sugaring (Chocolate) 


Designed for coarse hair with Calamansi and Cacao extract for moisturizing benefits. 


Price: 


80g - 130php
150g - 200php
300g - 295php


4. Aloe Vera Gel


Made with real Aloe Vera extract to soothe skin right after waxing. It soothes redness, irritation, and certain sensations associated with waxing. The gel is smooth and non-sticky, it provided an immediate relief to sooth my skin from any irritation after waxing. It has a slight cooling effect. 

Price: 

50ml - 84php
100ml - 159php

5. Bumps Away Ingrown Cream 


This is like a lotion or moisturizer that soothes, exfoliates and prevents nasty ingrown hair and bumps, post-waxing. It is great to be used daily to keep bumps and ingrown at bay. Some call it, the "moisturizer down there". 

Price: 224php

6. Sun and Pollution Defense Mutli-Benefit SPF50


Stripping off your hair makes your skin vulnerable too. Specially from UV rays. That is why you must protect and defend your skin with skin care such as sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF, anti-pollution, hydrating, and moisturizing benefits plus anti-wrinkle properties. Is there such a thing? Yes there is, with Strip It's Sun and Pollution Defense Sunscreen. More importantly, this is reef-friendly! 

Price: 389php

7. Stripping Cloth Packs and Spatula


Strip It have it all covered with their own cloth packs and spatula. No need to worry in getting it from other stores. Like I said, this is a complete DIY Hair Removal System! 

Price: 

Spatula - 2php
Cloth Pack - 19php


I enjoyed using it and I will save a lot of money. Their products are also affordable and easy to buy. 

There is no place for inhibition in your next adventure so go ahead and be carefree this summer with Strip It's DIY Hair Removal Skin Care System! Follow their social media accounts for more updates:



You can also shop Strip It in the following retail locations: 
Sesou Branches: Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Place Las Pinas, Market! Market! BGC, Trinoma, Glorietta 1 and Greenbelt 1 Makati City, Cash and Carry Makati, Alabang Town Center Muntinlupa, Robinsons Magnolia New Manila, Robinsons Galleria Ortigas, Fairview Terraces, Festival Mall Muntinlupa, Festival Mall Expansion Muntinlupa, Solenad 3, Solenad Sta. Rosa Laguna, Shoppesville Greenhills, Ayala Cloverleaf Balintawak, Ayala Mall Felix Marcos Highway, Unimart Capitol Commons Estancia. 

Also available at Giltbox UP Town Center, Hoy Bata! BF Homes Paranaque City, The Lair of Lucky Doll Store Sta. Cruz Manila, Andrade Ortho-Dental Clinic Binan Laguna, Gorganics Eco Store Marquee Mall Pampanga, Jorgy N Missy Botique Davao, IO Eco Beauty Shop Marbella Leisure Hotel Tagbilaran Bohol, Floor Galleria Luisa Lapu-Lapu City Cebu. 

You can also simply shop at http://www.strip-it.com/.

Unboxing My 14th Althea Box

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Philippines


UNBOXING MY 14TH ALTHEA BOX

Hello Beauties! I got lucky with Althea credits again and I am happy to spend it on beauty tools! 

I always see the Rainbow Brush and I am curious to try it that is why when it was finally available in Althea, I decided to get one. 

Next, I always eyed cute makeup brushes just like this Rose shaped and Heart shaped brushes available at Althea. 

Last, to take care of my skin, I got myself a V-shaped mask from Leaders Insolution and Acne Clear Patches by CosRx. 

For the price list, let me break it down for you: 

Dewy Rose Brush - 610php
CoxRx Clear Fit Master Patch - 190php
Rainbow Volume S Brush - 530php
Lovely Pink Heart Multi Volume Brush - 210php
Leaders Insolution V Fit Mask - 80php

Using all of my Althea credits gifted for being an Althea Angel, I did not spend any money on this. I am excited to try all of it! Which one would you like me to review first? 

To shop at Althea, just go to their website at https://ph.althea.kr/.

Self Care Made Easier This April With SvelT'i's Deals!

Sunday, April 14, 2019 Philippines


SELF CARE MADE EASIER THIS APRIL WITH SVELT'I'S DEALS!

I admit, I neglect taking care of myself lately. Under a lot of stress and being busy at work and applications is taking its toll in my skin. Time now is fast-paced and most of us juggle so many roles and responsibilities that we sometimes forget an important thing - looking after our personal needs. While we are busy ticking off our to-do list, we must not forget one of the most important facets in our life and that is self-care. 


More often than not, we tend to forget to take care of ourselves and the effects take an alarming toll on our total well-being. No matter how complex or indulgent as it may sound, self-care is of utmost importance in achieving our best self ever. 

Aside from healthy lifestyle choices such as regular exercise and wholesome diet, pampering yourself is important too. A regular trip to the salon, a relaxing massage or even getting a long overdue facial are needed in order to achieve your best self ever. 

For the past 4 years, SvelT’i Health and Beauty Centre has made its mission to ensure that each customer look their physical best all the time that is why over the years, SvelT’i has been providing advanced health and beauty services, using only state of the art technology coupled with only the best professionals in the industry to give only the best service to its customers. 


I love visiting SvelT'i for my own self care needs. From the latest procedures to the most in-demand treatments, SvelT’i got them covered all for you. And to highlight its 4th anniversary celebration, SvelT’i has a perfect treat for all its customers. 


Exciting times are definitely ahead! For the whole month of April, SvelT’i has lined up great deals and huge discounts for its loyal customer as a way of thanking for their continued patronage over the years and to help them achieve their best self ever! 

Aside from the free consultation care of its well-trained medical professionals, SvelT’i is giving away as much as 40% discount on all non-invasive treatments. Yes, you read it right, that’s a huge 40% off on your favorite treatments! 

Another highlight of their anniversary blowout is their Nose and HIKO promos. You can now get Nose Filler, Nose Thread Lift or both procedures at a discounted price that you can’t resist! 

Now who doesn’t want to get those great deals? Head on now to SvelT’i to avail your favorite treatments at such low prices exclusive for this month of April only! For inquiries you may call, (02) 332-7546 / 0918-878-3584 or you may log on to their website, www.svelti.com.ph or follow their social media pages, FB: SvelT i and IG: @svelti_ph. 

All Natural Brows This Summer With Maybelline's Define and Blend Brow Pen

Friday, April 12, 2019 Philippines


ALL NATURAL BROWS THIS SUMMER WITH MAYBELLINE'S DEFINE AND BLEND BROW PEN

Hello everyone! Can you already feel the summer heat? I refrain from using makeup lately because of the weather but my eyebrows should still be on fleek! That is why we should level up our basic brows by switching from a traditional brow pencil that fails to promise natural looking hair lines into a retractable one that can define and groom our brows just the way we like it. 

Let me introduce with you Maybelline's Define and Blend Brow Pen - the only brow product Maybelline It Girl, Liza Soberano, uses to achieve her naturally defined brows that perfectly frame her face and complement her facial features. 


According to Maybelline It Girl, Liza Soberano, "The Maybelline Define and Blend is perfect for ladies who want to level up their kilay. Reason why I love it so much is because it is easy to use, and it keeps my brows looking natural all day!". She also added, "Even if I have natural looking brows, I feel like my brow game is stronger than ever!"

Our favorite It Girl just shared her secret - it is finally out! Now, you can also achieve well-kept brows like Liza Soberano! The Define and Blend is so user-friendly that you can brush up on your brow skills without breaking a sweat! Perfect for beginners! 


All you have to do is, first, DEFINE - Refresh the way you draw on your brows with the product's unique thin angled tip and smooth gliding, long-lasting formula. It is purposively made thin for easy definition and to fill in sparse areas that will look most natural. 

Next, BLEND - Turn the pen around to reveal the brush or spoolie, which is created with precise bristles to help smudge out any harsh lines and keep the hairs tamed. 

For an affordable price of 249php, Maybelline's Define and Blend comes in 4 shades that complement various hair colors: Grey Brown, Red Brown, Light Brown, and Natural Brown. 

Easy right? Who knew that with just those two quick and easy steps, you can already elevate your brow game like Liza Soberano without it looking overdone? Now, what are you waiting for? Head on over to your favorite Maybelline counter to purchase Maybelline's Define and Blend. For more information about Maybelline's latest offerings, visit https://www.maybelline.com.ph/ and follow their social media accounts. 

Maybelline: Color Sensational Creamy Matte In Just A Teaser (MNU 10)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: MAYBELLINE'S COLOR SENSATIONAL CREAMY MATTE LIPSTICK IN JUST A TEASER (MNU 10)

When I posted about the new shades of Maybelline's Inti-Mattes, I shared that one of my top three shades is the lipstick, Just A Teaser. I always have a soft spot when it comes to nude lipsticks like this peach-like shade Just A Teaser. It reminded me of nude lipsticks being sold by expensive brands. 

Let us now take a closer look.

Brand: Maybelline

Type: Creamy Matte (Inti-Matte)

Weight: 3.9g

Shade: Just A Teaser


Product Description: (From Maybelline's website) Warm, golden pigments that enrich your natural lip color.

Ingredients: 


Pros: 

The color passed my standards for a My Lips But Butter look. It has a perfect nude color with touch of brown making me not look pale when wearing it. 

This lipstick looks flattering to my complexion. Though I still think it will work well on any skin tone because of the brownish hues. 

Perfect for everyday look, I can also use this when I wanted to wear dark smokey eyes look. 

I use two to three layers of application to make the color more even on my lips. 

The lipstick lasts for about four to five hours but can be fully removed through heavy meals. 

Affordable!

Cons: 

The lipstick shade Just A Teaser accentuates the dry patches of my lips.

Not transfer-free. 



SWATCH:







Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 299php

Where to buy? Maybelline counters, Lazada and Shopee Flagship stores. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and reading my review. Please do keep in touch in my social media accounts.

Sailor Moon Inspired Makeup Brushes For Sailor Moon Fanatics

Monday, April 8, 2019 Philippines


SAILOR MOON INSPIRED MAKEUP BRUSHES FOR SAILOR MOON FANATICS

Imagine my surprise when I opened Rochelle's (of www.rochellerivera.com) Christmas Gift for me last December 2018, it is none other than the Sailor Moon inspired makeup brushes that you can see online! I think I literally shouted in joy. It was one of the things that I secretly wanted to buy but never bought. I am a fan of Sailor Moon (and other anime too!) that I usually collect cute Sailor Moon merchandise. 

The brush set contains six brushes for brows, eyes and powder. For a cutely designed brushes, it also has a strong and heavy metal handles. 

Whenever I see this in my brush case, I wanted to sing along Sailor Moon's theme. LOL. It lifts up my mood and I enjoy doing my makeup. 


In fairness, the bristles of the brush are soft and it does not fall out! Not bad for a non-branded brushes. I wish they will release more brushes soon that are more applicable for daily use like foundation brush or blush brush. 

I am not sure how much this one costs since I received it as a gift from Rochelle but I think it is available in Shopee. 

I am eyeing the Card Captor Sakura Inspired Brush Set next! 



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