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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects Review


Here's a review on Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects Serum.

Price: P3,300 (30ml) and P4,500.00 (50ml)
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in all Clinique counters in Rustan's department stores

THE VERDICT:

A few months back, I had such rough skin that I literally didn't agree to have my picture taken under harsh lighting, so no close- ups on the beach and in flash photography. Sad that that lack of confidence in my skin inhibited me from enjoying these spontaneous moments so I turned to Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects to help me achieve a smoother skin-it is said to be a reformulated and better version of the old Laser Focus.

CLINIQUE REPAIRWEAR LASER FOCUS SMOOTHS, RESTORES, CORRECTS IN DETAIL

This anti-aging has one main goal and that is to smooth skin by lifting persistent dead skin cells that make skin look rough, dry, dull, and old. It contains the following ingredients:

Acetyl Glucosamine- An amino- sugar considered as the building block of Hyaluronic Acid; Helps break down intactness of epidermal dead skin cells for a more natural and easier shedding process.

Salvia Sclarea (Claryl) Extract- A natural extract that promotes cell differentiation, exfoliation, and reformation of the skin barrier

It also promotes skin repair and restoration with the following:

Micrococcus Luteus (Ultrasomes V)- Liposomes (a skin component) that supports skin's ability to repair photo damage by itself.

Plankton Extract (Photosomes V)- absorbs visible light to promote natural cellular repair and helps improve the appearance of photo-damaged skin overtime.

Vitamins C and E- Antioxidants

Yeast Extract (Roxisomes)- targets free radicals.

Slough your way into younger- looking skin with this product! More about it after the jump!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Stila Stay-All-Day Bronzer in Light Review


Here's a review on Stila Stay-All-Day Bronzer in Light Review.

Price: P845.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Rustan's department stores

THE VERDICT:

If I can only choose one between blushing and contouring, I'd go for the latter because I have a round face, I love the way contouring gives my face some dimension, and truth be told, I can go on without blush. I'm always up for new contouring/bronzing powder products and Stila's new Stay-All-Day Bronzer is right up my alley because not only it looks natural, it has awesome staying power too!

STILA STAY-ALL-DAY BRONZER IN LIGHT IN DETAIL

Stila brought back a couple of their classic best- sellers this year to commemorate their 20th anniversary and this product is one of them. This product claims to be water- resistant and long- wearing while providing a silky, matte finish. It comes in three shades: Light, Medium, Dark.

Ingredients

Say goodbye to fading contours after the cut!

What you've been missing at Etude House


When I learned about these newest products from Etude House, I immediately felt that I've been living under a barbel plate. :P Have I been spending way too much time in the gym that I've almost forgotten that I'm a Beauty Blogger? LOL!

Anyway, here they are!

Did summer leave you a souvenir, specifically unevenness and dark spots? Then it's time to reach for brightening and lightening products! Etude House Pearl Aura is made with plant- derived 'Aura Particle' and 'Mineral Particle' from the ocean to infuse dehydrated skin with minerals and moisture, and the star of them all is the Black Pearl Particles from Tahiti, promising to give you clear, translucent, and bright skin that's just like a Pearl.

Meanwhile, Moistfull Super Collagen CC Cream contains 30% collagen and Baobab extract to charge skin with moisture, while Niacinamide and Adenosine extract brightens and clarifies the complexion. It comes in two shades, Light Beige and Natural Beige, and retails at P998.00.

More new products when you click READ MORE!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Piandré and Macadamia Natural Oil- Reviving My Almost Dead Hair With The Never Again, Unruly Hair Treatment


If my hair were my child, I am indeed an irresponsible mother as it was so dry already that I started experiencing hair fall, which freaked me out big time as it was the first time I experienced it ever. I haven't even given it a decent deep conditioning treatment at home for the past three months (Ulk! Sorry, hair) so when I got an invite to Piandré's Macadamia Muse Party, a hair pampering event at their new branch in Bonifacio Global City, I immediately jumped on it before it's too late for my locks!

At the Macadamia Muse Party, we were treated to nourishing hair treatments using Macadamia Natural Oil's professional hair care products. Just a recap, Macadamia Natural Oil is a premium hair care brand enriched with the precious Macadamia Nut Oil that's valued for its intensive moisturizing properties--Locally, Piandré is one of its retailers.

We were asked to choose our preferred treatment from the menu of exclusive services and I chose NEVER AGAIN, UNRULY HAIR TREATMENT, which aims to soften and revive dry, coarse hair, my hair's state then.

The products they used on me were the following: Healing Oil Treatment, Rejuvenating Shampoo, and Nourishing Leave- In Cream.

Click READ MORE for my verdict!

Friday, July 25, 2014

FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Life Span of Makeups


I got this question from one of the comments (specifically from Marielle) in my Fan Mail Fridays post about expired makeups-she asked if I could make a blog post regarding the life span of beauty products and that's what I did today!

I classified the common makeup products into two categories: Unused (aka Brand New) and Used. Click READ MORE for the charts-you can also download the and stick them onto your dresser so you'll be reminded when to toss away that makeup!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Mascara in Black Review


Here's a review on Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Mascara in Black.

Price: P1,800.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Make Up For Ever Greenbelt 3 and Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall

THE VERDICT:

Just in case ya' didn't know, Make Up For Ever has pretty good mascaras and their Smoky Lash Mascara is one of my go-to premium lash enhancers aside from Lancome Hypnose. One of MUFE's mascara that I'm testing out recently is Aqua Smoky Extravagant.

MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA SMOKY EXTRAVAGANT MASCARA IN BLACK IN DETAIL

Aqua Smoky Extravagant is from the new Aqua Collection which features an array of waterproof make -up products. This mascara contains Absynnian Oil and Iron Oxides for intense coverage, Red Seaweed extract that conditions lashes, and Thermoplastic and Resins that claim to improve its hold against water. 

This product features a spade- shaped wand that follows the pattern of the eyes, thereby catching all lashes. The wand has two sides: for volumizing and for lengthening, but I find that it delivers more length than volume as the bristles have pretty wide spaces in between them, plus the wand is a little huge for my eyes. The tapered tip is for you to coat your inner lashes, but I find that the mascara gunk clumps on it, thus it delivers a clumpy coverage as well.

As for the consistency, it's light and clings onto my lashes easily, but I find it a tad bit wet and runny that I sometimes get mascara smudges on my upper lids.

TIP: To prevent a clumpy coverage, apply the mascara in light, feathery strokes. To prevent smearing on the upper lids, keep your eyes down for a minute or two to allow the product to settle and dry up.

So how does this mascara fares? Click READ MORE and find out.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BAG REVIEW: Balenciaga Giant 12 Gold Velo in Black + Spot A Fake Balenciaga Giant 12 Gold Velo


If you're into Balenciaga or you want to buy a Balenciaga bag soon, the Velo is definitely what I would recommend (aside from the City) because it is a very functional, practical, roomy bag that goes well with anything. It also has this very versatile look that it can serve as a great day bag and a chic purse for night time as well.


Balenciaga Velo is one of the brand's most iconic day bags. It comes in the classic and Giant 12 hardware. Here's a quick description of this bag from balenciaga.com:

Hand stitched handles • Removable and adjustable shoulder strap • Top zip closure • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label • Double phone compartment inside • Leather framed mirror • Made in Italy

Balenciaga Velo Classic and Giant 12 both have the same size, but they differ in a few ways. The Classic has tassel zipper pulls, decorative tassels, and comes with aged brass hardware, while Giant 12 (which comes in two types of hardware: Gold and Silver) comes with medium- sized studs and leather flap zipper pulls.

The City and Velo pretty much have the same features and look, except for some minor differences. If you wanna know how to spot a fake Balenciaga, click HERE.

Disclaimer: This authentication post is only intended for the featured bag.

Is Balenciaga Velo the right bag for you? Click READ MORE and find out!

Tony Moly Peeling Me Aloe Soothing Peeling Gel Review


Here's a review on Tony moly Peeling Me Aloe Soothing Peeling Gel.

Price: P478.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in all Tony Moly stalls and stores

THE VERDICT:

Many brands are starting to come up with their very own water- based exfoliators-is this a sign that it will soon trump the good ol' gritty scrubs? It's possible! We'll see how that goes in a few months or years, but if you've been meaning to try it, here's one from Tony Moly called Peeling Me Aloe Soothing Peeling Gel. 

TONY MOLY PEELING ME ALOE SOOTHING PEELING GEL IN DETAIL

This product is a water- based exfoliator that removes surface dead skin cells gently to reveal a more even, softer, and brighter skin. Contains Aloe extracts to soothe skin right after exfoliation.


Product comes in one size and with a pump dispenser. However, once the dispenser pops out of the bottle, you cannot push it back any longer-it doesn't even come with a close/open option nor a stopper.

More about this product after the cut!
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