Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review: Red Lips Goat Milk Moist Up Foam Cleansing

Have you ever heard how good milk is for our skin? During the old times women are known to bathe in milk in order to hydrate their skin. Milk and honey bath is in fact, one of Cleopatra's best kept beauty secrets (its not a secret now though, lucky us!) The lactic acid content of milk is said to lessen pigmentation, and it can heal not just dryness but also acne on our skin. I actually remember myself using honey and milk face mask before. Having known these benefits I thought of giving  Red Lips Goat Milk Moist Up foam Cleansing a try because it contains Goat's milk goodness.

What is it? 


✓Rich in essential fatty acid, lactic acid, AHA, Vitamin A and Selenium 
✓Skin Lightening 
✓Gently slough off dead skin cells 
✓Hydrates skin 

Net wt: (180ml)

❤HOW TO USE: Spoon a generous amount on hand then mix it with ambient water. Gently massage in a circular motion on face with foam and rinse thoroughly.

They also have it in honey version: Red Lips Honey Moist Up foam Cleansing. I think the honey version is best partnered with the Pax Moly Honey Radiant Glow Cream.

Red Lips Goat Milk Foam comes in a plastic tube flip open cap. It has a protective foil too to guarantee product freshness. It only comes in one big size, so I know this will last a long time because it dispenses pea size amount of product which makes it economical. I have been using mine for 2 months already and its still not empty!

The label is very cute and not boring! Its very korean for me and I feel like they've thought about it well. Sometimes I have feelings that a product won't be very effective if the label is cute because it seems like it was made for kids or its supposed to be very mild. However I do not generalize products so I still gave this one a try. 

To say things truthfully I have tried a lot of face foams already. I was really wondering how Red Lips Goat Milk Moist Up foam Cleansing can be any different? First of all it really smells like milk and I like it because its mildly scented. When I massaged it on my face it formed creamy lather which is perfect because I let it sit on my skin for a while for maximum benefits. I use Goats Milk foam both on my face and back. I noticed that the pimples on my back is slowly drying up.

I cannot attest on the hydrating claim though because it is a bit drying on me. I don't use face scrub as much now ever since I started using Red Lips Goat Milk and my face seems also lighter now and there is glow every after wash.

How much and where to buy?
P240 at Pax Moly Distributors nationwide or from Oh-some MNL

What I love
  • Slowly dried my pimples (especially the ones on my back)
  • Thoroughly cleanses skin *No need for extra micellar if you feel lazy like me*
  • Doubles as makeup remover (it can remove my eye liner!)
  • Brightens up my skin tone
  • Glowing effect after wash
  • Tube dispenses the right amount each and every time
  • Mildly scented milk foam
  • Lathers soft creamy foam
  • Value for money
  • Did not break me out
  • Safe and effective
What I don't
  • Drying I need to put on my favorite moisturizer of the day *right now I use Pax Moly snail gel*
My current routine as of now:
Red Lips Goat Milk Moist Up Foam Cleansing
Pax Moly Snail Mucus Gel
Pax Moly Doctor Whitening Cream

Red Lips Goat Milk Moist Up Foam Cleansing
Pax Moly Snail Mucus Gel

Will I repurchase? 
I want to try Red Lips Honey Moist Up Foam Cleansing next!

So far after trying a lot of face foams, I can say Red Lips Goat Milk Moist Up foam Cleansing is for keeps. I read even preggy mommies are also using this however better ask your OB because we all have different sensitivity to products. I like how economical this product is because given the price, the size is just so big and will last a long time. I recommend this if you are a bit on a hurry every night on cleansing your face, this does save you a step because it cleans and gets rid of makeup all at the same time.

Red Lips Goat Milk Moist Up Foam Cleansing
With favorite face foam now!

Hope you can try Red Lips Goat Milk Moist Up Foam Cleansing because its all natural. 

What is your current face wash? 
Do you prefer face wash or face foams?

Share your answers in the comments!

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Back to Black with Mondes Dark Brown!

So this is not supposed to happen or is it? I thought of sharing a story with you guys.

Last night I came home with a paper bag filled with hair supplies. It was actually weird because I really don't have any idea what to buy but I still dropped by to check. The attendant in Hortaleza asked why I should recolor when I just dropped by two weeks ago? (Ate, that was 2 months ago already!! Hehe but glad you remember me)

Maintaining blonde hair is quite a feat for the scalp and budget. Its hard to keep the color even. I thought of getting dark ash blonde, ash gray etc but they are all out of stock! I want a slightly dark shade this time so I can spare myself from the high maintenance color of blonde. I ended up getting dark brown, did I make the right choice?

My purchase:
Mondes in Dark brown

Oxidizing Lotion at 9%
Shine Moist Henna Wax Color Treatment
Swallow 1 Minute Hair Smoothing Cream

I asked my sister to help me with the process. She only used one oxidizing lotion and one box of color. I waited for 30 minutes and rinsed. Make sure to buy hair spa or henna wax like what I did! This is a must, believe me. 

I now conclude that 'dark brown' would not really result to anything close to brown. This is a sure ball to go black, lol. I like the outcome, when you are blonde and you're going dark, one box usually is enough. Going light on the other hand requires more color. I feel more like a normal person now although I am not so sure if that is on a positive or a negative note.

Anyways enjoy the weekend!

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor

"Lipstick can't solve all problems, but its a pretty great start"

Yes indeed! This is the reason why a girl can't have too many lipsticks, can she? It doesn't how bad the day was, a good lipstick can definitely save a part of the day. A few weeks back I've received a set of goodies courtesy of Silky Girl Philippines. A sneak peak was shown earlier here. Does Silky and matte go well together? Let us find out with our review of Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor!

What is it? 
Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor
This matte Lipcolor is formulated with Shea Butter, Safflower oil and Papaya extract to moisturize, nourish and smoothen lips. With its long-lasting light texture, you can now go about your day comfortably, and confidently. 

Go Matte Lipcolor is available in six shades and 4 bold, new shades – 07 Daring Pink, 09 Loud Fuchsia, 08 Foxy Red and 10 Spicy Marsala

Glides easily
No Fragrance
No carmine and free from animal testing.
Net wt: 4g

I really like the transparent middle of Silky Girl's lipstick tube. I can immediately see the shade of the lipstick without looking at the bottom. The bottom of the lipstick tube actually bears the shade number and shade name. I think the names are well thought of.

Due to my careless I lost the cap of Shade 10 Spicy Marsala and it even was my favorite color from the bunch. :(

There are 10 shades in total and they sent me their newest shades! Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor is my very first lip product from Silky Girl. I remember doing swatches on my hands when I was at their Landmark kiosk a few months back.

Silky Girl Go Matte is a non-drying lipstick and I can sing praises for its consistency. For me its like putting on butter because it glides on easily unless you have severe chapped lips. For that, you can always wear lip balm underneath so it will not be a problem. I tested this applied on dabbing motion (to make it look like tint) and if applied heavily. When dabbed, the product only lasts for one hour (or less!) because I have a bad habit of biting my lips. However when I heavily applied it on it lasted 3 hours! I do not mind reapplication because its like adding moisture to my lips once again, thank you shea butter, safflower oil and papaya extract! 

All shades leave some sheen which makes my lips look hydrated! You see, its not so matte as the name suggest but I can blot off the sheen to make it matte! 2-in-1 product teehee. In case you are wondering yes I do use it on my cheeks as well. I am fond of using lip products on cheeks to make it match.

Kudos also for not adding carmine and not testing this lipstick on animals, thank you! thank you!

First time to do swatch fest (yes I know its messy huhu..)

Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor in Daring Pink

07 Daring Pink - Reddish pink
For me is not as daring pink as it says. This shade has more red in it than pink. The shade instantly brightens up my complexion! Its sort of hot pink with a mix of red. Its just the right kind of bright color which can make you feel young.

Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor in Foxy Red

08 Foxy Red - Warm orange red
This red is a mix of orange and red. Its like a warm orange which can be mistaken for nude but I like it. This is a great everyday color in replacement to red or the usual nude shades. Orange depicts youthfulness and freshness! I am not sure if I am making sense here but try it. This shade will definitely lift up your spirits.

This particular shade however, has the tendency to make me look orange because I have warm undertone so I won't use this during summer. The shade would also looks good both on fair and morena skin.

Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor in Loud fuschia

09 Loud Fuchsia - Cool blue based pink
Its a cool bright pink which can make you look younger. Wearing this makes me look young with positive vibes. Its such an awesome bold color. Fret not, this color is very wearable. During the days wherein you want to have the Barbie doll look this will be your best bet! If you are not a fan of heavily applied lipstick then try my tinted way of application by dabbing it on your lips.

Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor in Spicy Masala

10 Spicy Masala - Brick Red shade
I like how it makes the person stand out with its unique color. Its brick red shade which leans more on brown is perfect for days when you want something different from your everyday pink or nude. This is actually my favorite shade out of all four.

See how all colors pop? They are so lively, the color payoff is amazing! The shades are pretty and lasted pretty long. This is not your typical matte lipsticks because its lightweight, layering is fine and there won't heavy feeling on your lips. There also won't be any uncomfortable feeling, bleeding or dryness at all.

How much and where to buy?
Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor is sold at Silky Girl kiosks for P279.

What I love
  • Buttery consistency
  • Light-weight lipsticks with non-sticky consistency that doesn't dry lips
  • Rich color pay-off, get opaque color with one swipe
  • Silky matte finish
  • Healthy lips because it has a slight sheen 
  • Smooth and velvety finish
  • Sophisticated new colors
  • All day wear with minimal eating and drinking
  • Fragrance free
  • Highly pigmented and one swipe gets you an opaque color
  • Affordable
  • Accessible products at Silky Girl kiosks
  • Unscented and Carmine free (safe for sensitive skinned gals, yey!)
  • Not tested with animals
What I don't

  • Nothing I can mention

  • To use Silky Girl Go Matte as tint, dab it on instead of swiping it on. 
  • To make the color last longer remove the moisture on the lips by using tissue then apply baby powder to slightly mattify and seal the lipstick on
Will I repurchase? 
I would love to get my fave shade once I finish it. Its such a rare color!

Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor exceeded my expectations and I love the variety of shades! I am glad they released this line in the Philippines. I find myself reaching for Silky Girl Matte tubes nowadays because its non-drying formula which is perfect for the cold weather. I recommend this to girls who likes healthy yet matte lips. You will definitely love the creamy consistency and opaque color, one swipe and you are good to go!

Indeed wearing Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor might not solve all problems but it surely brightened up my day!

Which one is your favorite from the bunch?
Have you tried any SilkyGirl Cosmetics?
What’s your favorite matte lipstick so far?
Let me know in the comments!

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Something New: Silky Girl (Go Matte Lip Color, Matte Junkie Lip Cream and Magic BB All in One Powder Foundation)

Annyeong! I have been on and off lately. I have been wanting to film a Vlog but I haven't muster the courage to, so for the mean time I will still be sharing my thoughts here instead. Hopefully I can do it anytime soon, please anticipate! 

During this rainy season, one of my favorite brands, Silky Girl sent me a parcel containing their best products!

As a recap, Silky Girl is a brand name launched in June 2005 which offers a complete range of high quality cosmetics with a brand personality of fun, young and confidence. This brand is said to originate from Malaysia as contrary to what I know before that its from Indonesia (my bad, sorry for that). Apart from makeup they also have women and men fragrances.

Silky Girl Go Matte Lipcolor
This matte Lipcolor is formulated with Shea Butter, Safflower oil and Papaya extract to moisturize, nourish and smoothen lips. With its long-lasting light texture, you can now go about your day comfortably, and confidently. 
07 Daring Pink
08 Foxy Red
09 Loud Fuchsia
10 Spicy Masala

Silky Girl Matte Junkie Lip Cream
This kissproof and transfer resistant lipcolor applies like a liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. It stays on your lips through day and night activities requiring minimal touch-ups. 
01 Retro
02 Glamour
03 Rebel
04 Vintage
05 Vixen

Silky Girl Magic BB All-in-One Powder Foundation
This new and improved formula of Magic BB All-In-One Powder Foundation comes with these 4 natural ingredients; Wild Mango Butter, Calendula Flower Extract, Sakura and Mulberry Leaf Extract to keep skin looking flawless all day. Also formulated with Powder La Vie and Silica to absorb excessive sebum for a shine-free, matte finish that lasts all day. Available in these 4 shades.
01 Ivory
02 Natural
03 Medium
04 Rose Beige

I am very excited with these beauty products and I am currently using them already, review for the lip products will be released this week. Thank you so much Silky Girl!

I have a lot of going on lately and I have been procrastinating so much. Anyhow I am all alive and kicking, thank you so much for reading my blog. I really look forward to post a lot. See you in my next posts lovely!

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 120

Its been a while since I last posted a review from Maybelline. Over all brands, Maybelline offers affordable and products you can just buy anywhere. I remember that my first BB Cream was from Maybelline paired with Ellana Mineral Foundation. Anyway for today is Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 120's time to shine.

What is it? 
Fit Me! Matte + Poreless from Maybelline goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit. While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, only Maybelline's pore-minimizing foundation contains their genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish.

Dermatologist and allergy tested
Does not clog pores

How to Use-
Apply foundation onto skin and blend with fingertips or an applicator.

Precautions: Flammable until dry. Do not use near fire, flame, or heat.

Aqua / Water / Eau, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat., Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, PEG-20, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben, Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Silica, Glycerin. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides.

Twist type cap and glass bottle. I was dumbfounded to find out that it doesn't come with a brush or spatula. So get your sponge buddy or brush ready. As for me, I find that I like my liquid makeup applied by hands if there is no applicator provided.

Back side

Manufacturing date is only this December 2016

Shade number on top is on point especially if you own a couple of shades from Maybelline Fit Me line

The finish of this foundation is more or less like the Maybelline foundation. Its on the velvety matte side, and although this foundation says its oil free I still prefer to use powder on top. This foundation has no particular scent and doesn't feel heavy on my face.

Maybelline Fit Me foundation has a thin consistency which makes it very easy to blend. No tugging of skin or whatsoever. I have particularly dry skin nowadays and I noticed that it tends to cling to dry patches so I made sure to moisturize beforehand.

I've used Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation for about a week now. I commend the whole day staying power because I don't really use primer on ordinary days. After whole day of just Fit Me Matte my face is just slightly dewy not oily. I apply this foundation using my fingers because I am not a fan of beauty tools, however if I am to choose between brush and beauty blender, I will choose the latter. It covers my dark spots without the need for concealer. It would be a different story for red bumps and dry skin, he coverage is just average, from light to medium.

My sister said I looked flawless with this product on.

I did not experienced getting new breakouts while using Maybelline Fit Me Matte which is good. The only problem I think is that although the shade range is quite broad I say, which is classified as light is still dark or somehow orangey on me. Its even safe to say that it looks like natural shade. Its a bit tricky to choose the correct shade but basically anything with the 'beige' name is pink undertone. Shades that ends with 0 are supposed to be yellow undertone but I find it on the dark side. I recommend checking on your favorite Maybelline counter to know the correct shade or here.

I have existing breakouts yoho~ with one swipe of Maybelline Fit Me Matte, the redness mellowed down
How much and where to buy?
I got mine at BeautyMNL promo sale at P299.

What I love
  • Long lasting natural matte finish
  • Doesn't exaggerate pores
  • Covered redness
  • Oil free
  • Doesn't clog pores
  • Genius blurring micro powder (similar to the Celeteque BB powder I tried before)
  • Affordable
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Unscented
  • Value for the price
  • Dermatologically-tested
  • Allergy tested
What I don't
  • No applicator
  • Light shade is still dark on me :( I am NC25 on Mac btw~)
  • Clings to dry patches

Will I repurchase? 
I will try to repurchase one shade lighter next time if Maybelline doesn't release a new foundation by the time I needed a new one!

I want to recommend Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 120 for oily skin gals who likes long-lasting matte finish. You will love how lightweight and matte it is, plus points is the pore blurring effect, yay! Make sure to use makeup remover because this baby will surely last through the day.

Below are a few shots of it being worn:
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 120 Classic Ivory worn with Celeteque Eyebrow Kit for the eyelids and Silkygirl Matte Fever Lip Balm in 05 Passion on the lips.

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Review: Cucumber Fresh Massage Beauty Soap by Amore Pacific

Often procrastinating is such a bad thing, somehow it just delays every important thing that should be done. Same goes when I was not able to review Cucumber Fresh Massage Beauty Soap by Amore Pacific. This soap is currently used by my little brother for his face. 

What is it? 
There is not much info about Cucumber Fresh Massage Beauty Soap, but pretty much shops say benefits are below:

•Organic Ingredients (very safe and effective to use)
•Made in Korea

•Lightens / brightens the skin
•Makes skin shiny / glowing
•Revitalizes the skin
•Moisturizes the skin
•Tightens the skin
•Removes pimple marks and treats blemishes
•Healthy and fresh looking skin

The box is designed with cucumber and its green. I like to look at the box actually, its very nice and refreshing to look at. However as shown above, the box is filled with korean characters only. It is made by Amore Pacific which is the name behind Etude House, innisfree, Laneige, Lolita Lempicka, and Annick Goutal.

The scent of this soap is strong, its not bad because I like it. Even without opening the box I can smell the cucumber scent. I honestly never knew the benefits of cucumber for skin until I discover this soap. Well I do put cucumber slices on my eyes to relax sometimes, but that's about it.

The soap is oval shape, just the right size I can hold when taking a bath. I use it for the face and body. For the benefits, I'ma put them on bullet points:

•Lightens / brightens the skin - yes it does brighten my skin with every use but not lighten it. I have fair skin to begin with so I am not sure how it will affect in the long run. 

•Makes skin shiny / glowing - Brighten and glow, it is quite synonymous for me.

•Revitalizes the skin - My skin doesn't look dull now.

•Moisturizes the skin - No. But at least it's not drying.

•Tightens the skin - I cannot attest to this yet.

•Removes pimple marks and treats blemishes - It does remove dark spots but this effect is gradual. Cucumber Fresh Massage soap is very gentle and thus it takes a while to see changes. My little brother's pimples have lessen also. However in my case, I don't feel changes with my acne so I stopped using it on my face.

•Healthy and fresh looking skin -  My skin doesn't feel like scaly at all, even when I forget to use aloe vera gel or lotion.

How much and where to buy? 
P150 for 100g soap, I only see this available at shopee.

What I love 
  • All natural
  • Organic soap
  • Nice marshmallow foam
  • Refreshing scent of cucumber
  • Lasts long because it doesn't melt easily
  • Refines pores
  • Treats pimple but effect varies from one person to another 
  • Doesn't irritate skin
  • Glowing and Brighter skin with every wash
  • Affordable
What I don't 
  • Box instructions are in korean, url says Amore Pacific
Let it stay on your skin long to see maximum effect.

Will I repurchase? 

Yes sometime in the future because I still have stocks.

Amore Pacific did a good job with Cucumber Fresh Massage Beauty Soap. This is a good soap that is ideal to be used after a tiring long day. The refreshing scent of cucumber does linger on the skin. I like it as a mild beauty soap for the skin. Right now I let my brother use it because I am testing other products. But if you have the chance, give this a try.

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Review: Flormar Supermatte Lipstick in Red Terracotta

Hey yo Wednesday! This weekend I received my Beautymnl package the next day after I placed my order, thanks to their super fast shipping. Please look forward to my review about Maybelline Pore foundation. However for today I want to review a lip product I've used recently, Flormar Supermatte Lipstick in Red Terracotta.

What is it? 
Flormar Supermatte Lipstick in Red Terracotta

Supermatte Lipstick will create a velvety look on your lips. Providing intense color thanks to its special formula, Flormar lipstick creates a matte look on your lips. Suitable for all make- up styles, Supermatte Lipstick also protects the sensitive texture of your lips. Choose one of the 12 available colors and have the lips you have been dreaming of.
Net wt: 4.2g
Credits: Flormar

Brand Story:
Flormar has become an irrevocable brand in women of Turkey’s nail polish choice. Taking its success a step forward after a short time beginning to operate in Turkey, Flormar started to offer its product range from blush to foundation, eye shadow to mascara, lip stick to nail polish with high quality and budget prices to its consumers.

The lipstick's case is a matte black tube. The name printed is already gone after being lugged around, now its only a plain black tube.

Flormar Supermatte Lipstick is unscented. The lipstick is smooth to apply, it doesn't dry out the lips although the formula says its matte but it also doesn't moisturize the lips so I use lip balm first. The shade is brownish red, sort of brick red.

The color is opaque and its buildable. One swipe quickly brightens up my face. Its a gorgeous color I recommend for all sorts of occasions. It has a matte velvety finish which looks very nice. This is the type of color that you may use if you're meeting the parents of your boyfriend for the first time. Red Terracotta shade is the type of red that makes you feminine, you'd be walking confidently with a heart with this color.

How much and where to buy?
P399 at Flormar kiosks in SM stores nationwide

What I love
  • The brick red shade, its a rare color for me!
  • Velvety and intense colors on lips
  • Smooth application
  • Buildable color
  • its unscented
What I don't
  • Nothing I can mention

Will I repurchase? 
Its in the realm of possibilities.

Flormar Supermatte Lipstick in Red Terracotta is the bomb. The shade is a winner and the velvety matte finish is super pretty. A type of red that is feminine yet with a strong vibe.

Facebook page: Flormar Philippines

To end this post here are my selcas with the lipstick on. Excuse the dark spot on my nose, it was a king pimple some time last week. Huhu.

I am currently reading Gakuen Alice manga and I am loving it. The anime version was not continued leaving fans like me hanging with the ending! Anyway I've received a new package from Silky Girl and I thought of making a video blog soon, will it be okay? I am quite shy on cam. Fuuu~

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated
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