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HealthMax Care Capsules: Supplement With Anti-Oxidants + Giveaway!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 Philippines


HEALTHMAX CARE CAPSULES: SUPPLEMENT WITH ANTI-OXIDANTS + GIVEAWAY

It was early this year 2019 when I shared here on my blog about my health scare. I did not know that I was hypertensive and the doctor concluded that it was probably chronic hypertension if I am asymptomatic. Not only that, when the doctor ran a lot of laboratory tests, I also found out that I have an increased levels for bad cholesterol. 

With the health scare, it is also the reason why my boyfriend enrolled us in a fitness gym. I also changed my diet to low salt food as much as possible most specially for ingredients being used in cooking. For example, instead of regular soy sauce, I switched to Kikkoman Low Salt which I found out from my fellow beauty blogger friend, Nikki Tiu of www.askmewhats.com. 

Besides taking my anti-hypertensive medicines and the medicine for cholesterol, I also wanted to help my body healthier by adding the HealthMax Care Capsules in my diet. 

So what does the HealthMax Care Capsules are for? It contains mainly of Mangosteen with additional of other 8 berries. These berries are food supplement that have phytochemicals and anti-oxidants for good health. 

The supplements are believed to be: 
1. Anti-tumor
2. Helps maintain healthy blood sugar level. 
3. Helps maintain healthy cholesterol level. 
4. Supports cardio-vascular health for a healthy heart. 
5. Helps reduce inflammation. 
6. Helps fight cancer. 

All of its target to decrease in risk are important for my health. My family has a history of cancer, I do not need to go far because my Dad died from one. I have an unhealthy heart because of hypertension, and a high cholesterol level that can lead to more diseases. 

The other berries which include grape seed, wolfberry, hawthorne, bilberry, cranberry, rasberry and acai berry. These berries are famous for stronger immune system, improved capillary and cardiovascular health, good source of fiber, and vitamins C, E, and B. 

I tested it for three months straight and I did not encounter any side effects or abdominal discomfort. I had a history that I suffer from acid reflux whenever I take food supplements (even to Glutathione, Vitamin C, and diet supplements) and it is a good thing that my tummy worked well with it. 

I did not notice anything physical that may be an effect from the supplements but I noticed that I feel lighter in my body. 

After 3 months of taking maintenance medication, at least once a week of workout and taking this HealthMax Care Supplements, I did a re-check on my blood as prescribed by my doctor. All the enzymes from my heart became normal and the cholesterol level improved to borderline level. I believe that the combination of three (anti-hypertensive and atorvastatin, workout, and HealthMax Care) helped my body recover faster. 

HealthMax Care Mangosteen Plus Berries has no approved therapeutic claims but I consider it as part of my daily vitamins. I need all the anti-oxidants that the berries would provide for my body! 

To know more about HealthMax Care Mangosteen Plus Berries, you can visit their website at http://www.healthmaxcare.com/. One box contains 10 packs of 10 capsules. So one box consists of 100 capsules and its price is 2500php. The capsules can be taken once to twice a day. In my case, I took it as once a day only. 



I appreciated adding it to my daily routine that is why I also wanted for you, my readers to try it! So I am giving away one box (100 capsules) worth 2500php to one lucky reader! 

This giveaway is open to Philippine-resident only. I will ship the product to the winner. The giveaway will run until the end of October. Good luck! 

Hada Labo's Launch In PH + Review Of Hydrating Lotion!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Philippines



HADA LABO'S LAUNCH IN THE PHILIPPINES + REVIEW OF HYDRATING LOTION

Last August 6, 2019, I was able to attend the launch of the brand Hada Labo in the Philippines. The most famous product and Japan's Number one Facial Lotion is finally available in our country! 

I have always been a fan of Japanese skincare products because I find them gentle and effective to the skin. That is why I am so happy that Hada Labo is finally here in the Philippines because I can finally try their products. It is all thanks to Cambert Incorporated and Mentholatum Asia Pacific for bringing Hada Labo to us. 

Hada Labo stands for the lifestyle philosophy of "It's Perfectly X Simple" - a skincare range that brings beauty back to the basics - perfect, simple, and confident. To fulfill the commitment of healthy and perfect skin, Hada Labo emphasizes simplicity in its skincare process, removing all unnecessary additives, colourants, fragrances and mineral oils that burden the skin. Only the finest, purest and highly effective ingredients that are beneficial to the skin are retained to ensure its maximum effectiveness. Only the best for your skin and nothing else. 

Freddy Herrera - CEO of Cambert International

Micheal Sin - President of Mentholatum Asia Pacific

Hada Labo is known for providing intense hydration to the skin by harnessing the power of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a substance naturally occurring in the human body that attracts and binds water. Formulated with Japan's upgraded formula and High Performance Penetration and Deep Moisturizing (HPP&M), Hada Labo actively infuses four types of HA to fully hydrate skin from surface to inner skin layers for significantly soft, smooth, and supple skin, and to prepare skin for enhance absorption of skin care ingredients. 

Hada Labo brought its cult favorite - Hydrating Lotion, which combines different types and sizes of HA in the best ratio ever to achieve best moisturizing efficacy, and prepare skin for enhanced absorption of skincare ingredients. Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion is fragrance-free, low irritation, has balanced pH levels and a refreshing texture. 

The multi-awarded Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion has been the number 1 facial lotion in Japan for 12 consecutive years. Imagine how long people has been using this as their number 1 facial lotion! I always wanted to try this one out, I even tried to ask my relatives to buy me one in Japan but the stores that they frequented are out of stock. It is really a best-seller in stores. 

Its sales across Asia had become so successful that it is one of the Top 3 drugstore skincare brands in Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. 

So how does the hydrating lotion used? In the Japanese skincare routine, lotions are used before the moisturizer and after the toner. For those who do not apply toner after cleansing, the lotion adds a light layer of moisture that serves as a base for the richer products applied later on. 

With regular use of Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion, you will see plumped fine lines, softened bumps and dry patches, and a lighter skin barrier. 

Hada Labo which means "Skin Laboratory" in Japanese is known for affordable, well-formulated products with no unnecessary additives to burden the skin - no mineral oil, no colorants, no fragrance, and no alcohol. With their launch in the Philippines, they will be bringing in some of their famous products: 


1. Hydrating Lotion - it is a combination of four types of Hyaluronic Acid that deeply hydrates skin, helps in preserving skin's optimum moisture balance, and prepares skin for enhanced skin care ingredients absorption. (30ml = 195php; 170ml = 685php)

2. Hydrating Face Wash - it helps restore and preserve skin's natural moisture, leaving it silky smooth. Its fragrant-free, gentle, and balanced skin pH formula causes low irritation for skin that is comfortably hydrated and refreshed. It contains double-HA for better and long lasting moisture on the skin. (100g = 385php)

3. Hydrating Light Cream - it is a refreshing lightweight cream that gives skin an instant surge of suppleness and non-greasy comfort. It is enriched with essential nutrients such as Aloe Vera and other moisturizing natural botanical for deep nourishment. It also helps prevent moisture loss while boosting skin's hydration level through Aqua Oil Volume Matrix technology. (50g = 850php)

4. Hydrating Water Gel - it is enriched with Ceramide that forms a moisture-protecting shield. Hada Labo Hydrating Water Gel has an ultralight, watery feel gel texture for a "breathable" feeling. (50g = 850php)

5. Hydra and Whitening Face Wash - it is formulated with Brown Algae Extract, a natural seaweed extract that helps replenish skin with minerals and vitamins to draw water into skin more efficiently. It has the natural grape extract, Resveratrol, that is high in antioxidant making the skin become brighter and fairer. (100g = 295php)

6. Deep Clean and Pore Refining Face Wash - it is formulated with Japanese Green Tea extract that helps control and remove excess oil, and Bentonite Clay to effectively absorb dirt and impurities from pores. (100g = 295php)

7. Hydrating Line Trial Set - it is a combination of 12g Hydrating Facial Wash, 30ml of Hydrating Lotion, and 14g of Hydrating Light Cream. A perfect travel set. (1 set = 465php)

So now, let us check out the famous cult favorite, Hydrating Lotion! 


I got this 170ml bottle from the event as a token. I am so excited to use it that is why I tested it first before posting this blog. As shared by Hada Labo, they used four types of Hyaluronic Acid for this Hydrating Lotion which are Large-size HA, Medium-size and Super HA, and Nano HA. 

The Large-size HA forms a layer of moisture retaining barrier to effectively provide skin with a powerful moisture-looking shield to lock in moisture on skin. 

Next, both the Medium-size and Super Hyaluronic Acid combine two types of Hyaluronic Acid with high water retention ability, to lock in and retain and large volume of moisture inside the skin for super and long-lasting hydration. 

Last, the Nano Hyaluronic Acid with fine molecule size HA that easily penetrates and infuses moisture deep into skin to prepare skin for enhanced skin care ingredient absorption. 

For the complete list of ingredients, refer to the photo below: 


Amazingly, this product can be used and suitable for normal or dry skin. I usually have combination to dry skin and this one was able to hydrate my skin without getting oily. But this product has no irritant that is why I think it will also work well on acne-prone skin. 

I am not getting any younger and my skin already shows signs of aging because I can see some lines and my skin is now usually dry. 

The Hada Labo hydrating lotion smells nice and the lotion is more like watery but thicker in concentration. It is easy to spread on skin. It has a powdery texture when being spread that is why there is no rubbing feeling at all which is nice. The lotion can be absorbed quickly by the skin and it does not leave any residue. This is the reason why I prefer using this in the morning before I apply my makeup. 


I cannot find anything that I do not like about this hydrating lotion and it is also affordable for only 685php for a 170ml bottle. It is now available at Watsons so you should go and try it soon! 

Tom Ford: Velvet Cherry (08) Lipstick

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Philippines


TOM FORD: VELVET CHERRY LIPSTICK

A few months ago, I accompanied my boyfriend and his family for the orientation of his sister at Manila. While waiting for the orientation to be done, Redgie and I (together with his mother) went to Mall of Asia to go around while waiting. 

When we passed by Tom Ford's store, I was able to mention to Redgie that it is one of the brands that I always wanted to buy but never tried a brand new (my first Tom Ford lipstick is preloved and almost near expiry) because it is quite expensive. 

I got surprised when Redgie insisted that he buy me one. It is rare that he offers gift or something to buy for me. That is also his reminder to let him buy me one. 


I made a lot of swatches so that I could choose wisely. The attendant at Tom Ford helped me pick one by suggesting that I should get a shade that I rarely own. I realized that most of my lipsticks are natural colors. That is why I picked this red lipstick!

With this history of my first Tom Ford lipstick, let us now make a review about it. 

Brand: Tom Ford

Type: Semi-Matte

Shade: Velvet Cherry


Weight: 3g


Ingredients: 



Pros: 

For a semi-matte lipstick, it feels moisturizing to my lips. 

The thing I love about luxury brands is how chic their packaging usually is and Tom Ford's gold classic packaging did not disappoint me at all. Next, the color pigment is usually great. Like for this shade, it is a mute reddish shade lipstick that looks translucent when worn. It does not shout the redness of the color, making it look more natural to skin. 

The formula of the lipstick is not warm and it is comfortable to wear. The lipstick lasts long up to six hours but can be fully removed when eating with heavy meals. It leaves an uneven stain mostly on my lip lines after it was removed. The lipstick did not accentuated my lip lines or the dry patches of my lips. It also made my complexion looked whiter when used. 

Others suggests that this lipstick looks like MAC Diva. 

It is just funny of me that I do not want to use it because I will be sad once the TF engraved on the lipstick will be smoothed out upon continued usage. Still, I have to use it eventually specially on special occasions. 

Cons: 

It transfers minimally. 

It is really expensive for a lipstick. 


SWATCHES:




Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Price: 2,820php

Where to buy? Tom Ford Store at Mall of Asia, Available online through Rustan's store. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope you find this review and swatches helpful. Have a great day Beauties!

Elisse Joson: Cathy Doll's Ready 2 White Brand Ambassador!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Philippines


ELISSE JOSON: CATHY DOLL'S READY 2 WHITE BRAND AMBASSADOR!

In her young age, Elisse Joson already reached numerous roles in both television and movies. As of right now, her career is blooming. But career is not the only thing that blooms with Elisse because her skin is also fair and glowing! I mean just as I stare at her from across my seat during the event, she has this glowing skin that I definitely envy! Her secret? She uses Cathy Doll's Ready 2 White skincare line! 

The event was held last September 25, 2019 afternoon at Ayala Cloverleaf. It has been a while since my last event and I was glad to be part of this launch wherein Elisse Joson was introduced as the celebrity endorser of Cathy Doll. 


Ms. Elisse also has this look of Asian Beauty that makes her really fitting for the brand. Her skin is really flawless, glowing, and porcelain-like. Even the event host, my friend and Beauty Blogger, Ms. Nikki Tiu, wanted to touch and see her skin upclose. 



Elisse Joson shared that her favorite Cathy Doll Ready 2 White products are: Milky Tone Up Eye Serum that she shares she uses everyday for her skincare routine and the White Boosting Cream which gives an instant whitening look. 

If I will review the entire line of Cathy Doll Ready 2 White, which one would you like me to try first? List of Cathy Doll Ready 2 White products as follows: 


Ready 2 White 2 in 1 Bubble Mousse Cleanser
Ready 2 White White Boosting Cream
Ready 2 White Lightening Foam Cleanser
Ready 2 White Milky White Cream Pack
Ready 2 White Milky Tone Up Eye Serum
Ready 2 White Lightening Milky Mask Sheet

This product line is actually a complete set of skincare routine - all designed for whitening! I cannot wait to try them all! 


For the video coverage of the event, just watch it here on my YouTube channel: 


That is all for this post, do not be shy to share with me on what review you would like me to do first, okay? Have fun and God bless everyone!

The Balm Meet Matt (e) Hughes In Shades Doting, Dedicated, & Reliable

Sunday, September 22, 2019 Philippines


THE BALM'S MEET MATT (E) HUGHES IN SHADES DOTING, DEDICATED, AND RELIABLE

Have you tried The Balm's Meet Matte Liquid Lipsticks? They are like menthol lip balms but as a liquid lipstick instead! 

The scent of each liquid lipsticks smells like mint! I always wanted to try these liquid lipsticks and it is a good thing that it is available at Beauty By Freyja. The shades that I got are Doting, Dedicated, and Reliable. 

Based on The Balm's website, there are 18 shades available in total. 

Shall we review the three Matte Hughes that I have? Let's go!

Brand: The Balm

Weight: 7.4ml

Shades: 



INGREDIENTS: (From The Balm's website) ISODODECANE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYBUTENE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, TRIBEHENIN, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, C18-36 ACID TRIGLYCERIDE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, ETHYL VANILLIN, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, LIMONENE. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), RED 27 (CI 45410)]

Pros: 

I really love the mint-like scent and cool feeling of the liquid lipstick when worn. I am used to liquid lipsticks feeling warm and heavy on lips but this The Balm's Meet Matte Hughes is really different in texture and feel. 

The colors are highly pigmented! Plus, it dries quickly when applied, no need to wait for it to settle. Easy to apply and it does not feel sticky. It is true that the liquid lipstick stays matte upon application. 

For a liquid lipstick, it transfers a little. 

The included applicator is easy to use. 


Cons: 

Since it is a matte liquid lipstick, it is kind of hard to remove. Sometimes I feel like my lips are drier after use. Make sure to moisturize well after. 

The lighter shade like Doting can be seen that it settles on the dry patches of my lips. Make sure to exfoliate before use. It accentuates the lip lines. 

SWATCHES: 




Which one do you think suits me best? My personal favorite is the shade Reliable! ;)

Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Price: 790php

Peter Thomas Roth: Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

Friday, September 20, 2019 Philippines


PETER THOMAS ROTH: ANTI-AGING CLEANSING GEL

Ever since having a glimpse at Peter Thomas Roth products in online stores, I am intrigued to try it. There are raves that even though it is quite expensive, the products are worth trying out! That is why in my recent Beauty By Freyja Haul, I wanted to try out this Peter Thomas Roth Anti-aging cleansing gel. I am leaving the calendar number soon so I am obsessed for anti-aging products. 

First, what does this anti-aging cleansing gel do? Well, it is a facial wash in gel form but it contains ingredients that can remove impurities from your skin such as makeup, dirt, and even oil. For the other ingredients that are vital, it contains Glycolic acid that mildly exfoliates the skin as well as Salicylic acid that controls oil in skin and can prevents formation of acne. Not only that, there are several citrus content in the product all known in brightening the skin. For the full list of ingredients, refer to the photo below: 


How often do I use it? Since it is a facial wash, I use it at least once to twice a day. It is suggested to be used for combination or oily skin. 


In my experience, when I first tried using it, I was wearing a heavy full-coverage makeup. I forgot to bring my makeup remover so this is a good chance to try its cleansing powers. To my surprise, it managed to remove all of my makeup with no residual at all! The gel forms a foamy lather that is why it is also relaxing to massage into my skin. Since it is also a gel, I did not had a hard time in rinsing it out. 

I just noticed a stretchy feel on my skin after use but it did not bother me. It actually made me feel happy because I feel like the facial wash has really an anti-aging effect. My skin did looked brighter even after one use. Now that I am not disappointed with the product, I wish it is more affordable so that I could use it almost everyday! A 250ml bottle is worth 2100php. But it lathers well for a small drop of product so I am sure this one will last long. 

Just a reminder though, this contains AHA, so make sure to wear sunscreen if you are using this anti-aging cleansing gel. 

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