Friday, April 27, 2018

Review: Karadium Real Cushion Foundation

Ever since I've tried BB cushions I've started to look for new brands to try. However cushions are a bit on the pricier side compared to tube types so I really had to check first if its worthy of the price. This is important especially if you plan on using a cushion for everyday. Today I'll share my review of Karadium Real Cushion Foundation in Shade 21. I found this cushion trending (yet again!) In facebook. I got to see what the hype is about.

What is it? 
Karadium Real Cushion Foundation says:
Blends in naturally onto the skin, giving it a fresh cover and luminous shine. Cushion-type foundation for creating a smooth and transparent complexion. Air-Light Film Forming System helps it to be applied smoothly and lightly, providing a natural adhesion and coverage.

Sturdy thick white plastic case. Plain white cushion cover with silver Karadium on top. It has a simple, clean and a mirror. Its very compact and it even has a twist lock feature to ensure that the product inside won't dry right away. One complaint about the logo because it is easily rubbed off.

I really like that it came inside a silver box so its like a grand expensive gift. You'll be amazed that it even includes a refill in a cute mini tube.

This cushion is more of color correcting because it doesn't have much coverage. It does leave my face highly moisturized and glowing once it blends but sadly at the end of the day it ends up oily looking oily. It doesn't offer too much coverage. The only difference it gave is brightening up my complexion. It is only available in 2 shades which is 21 and 23. I recommend getting 21 if you are acidic.

On the days where its too hot I tend to get whiteheads especially when I use this.

How much and where to buy?
P550 from The Make Up Hub in Shopee. They also have a kiosk in Pop store Trinoma.

What I love
Lasts long
Okay scent
Doesn't accentuate patchy skin
Glowing effect
Whitens and brightens my skin
Hides my pores
Comes with a refill

What I don't
Oils up
Breaks me out

Will I repurchase? 
Its not for my skin type so no. 

Karadium Real Cushion Foundation is a good cushion but it just doesn't suit our hot Philippine weather. My best bet will still be a matte foundation or bb cream.

I'm using Karadium Real Cushion Foundation, Etude House Brow liner and Sophie Martin Magic Pink Blush

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Review: Pax Moly Jeju 100% Snail Soothing Gel

The first snail gel cream I tried was from Mizon. That is way way back before.I have loved the effect on me because it minimizes pores but somehow my fave seller stopped selling it. Why does all girls go gaga (gaga means crazy) with Snail infused products?

Snail mucin is known to be an anti aging ingredient which is proven to be effective by people in the old times. Then there comes Pax Moly Jeju 100% Snail Soothing Gel.

What is it?
Formulated with natural originated extracts our snail gel's mild texture provides hydration & nourish to the skin. Snail mucus contains mucin, alantoin, collagen, elastin and it helps to make skin healthy.

🐌Anti-oxidants to help delay aging
🐌Helps rejuvenate skin
🐌Lightens scars
🐌Exfoliates dead skin cells
🐌Lessens the appearance of stretchmarks

How to use: Apply often as desired
Size: 300g

👉🏼Snail 🐌 emits mucin to protect their body and is good for human skin. Snail mucus contains MUCIN, ALANTOIN, COLLAGEN, ELASTIN and it helps to make skin healthy.

•This miraculous moisturizer helps support nourishing, brighten a tired complexion, and protect skin against environmental aggressors. 
•It renews the appearance of skin's surface, revealing an incredibly smooth, uniform texture, while keeping skin hydrated all day long!
✔️BEST IDEAL FOR CLEARING PORES to refine the complexion!
✔️Ideal to use for whole body including face, arms, legs, and hair.
•Your skin will be packed solid with full hydration 
•Snail Soothing Gel 100 instantly absorbed into skin to leave it supple, vitality and hydration without any greasy residue.
•Can be use by blending with other cosmetics like lotion to boost up hydration effect on skin!

This is in a plastic tub similar to the Aloe vera variant. Again its sturdy and big for the price I paid for.

I am really excited to try this out. It has a sweet fresh scent which I like. When applied you will feel refreshed but might be a little bit sticky until the gel is absorbed. I use the Pax Moly Snail gel on my face and body as moisturizer. It does result to a glassy look especially if you pile it on and your face gets even hydrated.

How much and where to buy?
P250 for 300g at

What I love
Anti aging/ anti wrinkle properties
Its 100% snail mucus!
Little to no alcohol content
Nourishes and brightens skin
Leaves skin supple without oily residue
It doesn't sting
Sweet fresh scent
Cool and soothing
No heavy feeling once absorbed
Skin is truly hydrated
Multipurpose can be used from head to toe
Didn't break me out

What I don't
Can be a bit sticky when first applied

Will I repurchase? 
Yes I interchangeably use Aloe Vera Gel and this one.

I am happy that Pax Moly Jeju 100% Snail Soothing Gel did not disappoint with its skin benefits. Once again this product is proven to be effective. I wanna try the Tomato Soothing Gel.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

My Hair Essentials for April 2018

Its a rainy Monday afternoon peeps! Nice and cold perfect to take a break from the hot summer. For today I thought of sharing the new hair essential products I use for the start of April. Although I have bleached hair I only kept basic hair products because I don't really put in too much time into preparation daily and I believe too much product makes my hair sticky.

My Hair Essentials for April 2018
So here are my current hair buddies this April! I also used hair spa products and overnight virgin coconut oil for added moisture.

Dove Hair Therapy Intense Repair Shampoo
Cleanses well and lathers well as well. However its not really the perfect shampoo for bleached hair. I am looking for a sulfate free shampoo.

Cream Silk Fresh Hydration Hair Reborn Conditioner
I was sold with the word 'limited edition!' So far it lives to its 24 hours fresh scent.

Bremod Color Conditioner
I got ashy brown hair thanks to this product

Pax Moly Organic Argan Silky Fortifying Hair Oil
An in depth review coming up soon. This makes combing and ironing so much easier!

Okay so that sums up our post for today. Here is a playlist of KZ Tandingan's breath taking performances .

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Review: April Skin Magic Snow Cushion 2.0

After I finished my April Skin Snow Fixing Cushion I thought of trying April Skin Magic Snow Cushion 2.0 for a change. My friend swears by it so I ended up buying one. This item is actually one of the best seller of several korean items shop because it was trending. This product just got to be the first item to be reviewed because April just started. April is the beginning of spring when new life begins.

What is it? 
April Skin Magic Snow Cushion 2.0 says:
Foundation in mochi cushion format from original Magic Snow Cushion with more glamorous and luxurious packaging. Infused with 45% water based to provide moisturizing coverage. Long lasting Magic Snow cushion gives a smooth flawless and velvety complexion.

April Skin Magic Cushion 2.0
[Net wt 15g]
SPF 50+/ PA +++ 
High Coverage
Made in Korea 

April Skin Magic Cushion 2.0
Back view
Close up
April Skin Magic Snow Cushion 2.0 is in a sossy glamorous matte black case packaging. The Magic snow has a sponge type of cushion while the fixing cushion offers mesh. To tell you the truth I like the mesh type better because as far as I know the sponge type tends to dry faster.

I commend the idea of cushion in general because it does work and its convenient. I like that I tend to use just the right amount of product each and everytime.

There is a cute mirror and a puff inside.

Not flimsy!
On my first swatch there was no 'wow' factor. It comes with light to medium coverage. There is a very minimal makeup scent on this foundation which I don't really mind.

Blended out
I have combination skin and I've used it on a regular day alone with no primer and concealer underneath. April Skin Magic Snow 2.0 gives a dewy natural healthy finish but it somehow felt heavy and sticky. My hair sticks on my face whenever I use this alone so I made sure to set it with powder. Given its medium coverage, concealer is also a must for dark and red spots.

I am a bit disappointed on the longevity though because after a long day I can't barely see the foundation I've used. Reapplication is needed because it doesn't last long.

One good point is the flawless and bright finish it gives. It softens the look of my pores and doesn't accentuate any dryness. It also contains SPF 50+/ PA +++ which means protection from harmful UV rays. This is good thing especially its summer however due to the high SPF, be warned that there is white cast on flash photography. Make sure to also wash your face and double cleanse if possible, not doing so may break you out (well I did).

How much and where to buy?
P1,249at Beauty MNL

What I love
  • Intense hydration
  • Made skin glowing
  • Flawless skin 
  • Natural healthy skin finish
  • Minimal scent 
  • Soft look on pores 
  • Matte black glamorous cushion
  • Evens out my skin
  • Natural ingredients used
  • SPF 50+/ PA +++
What I don't
  • Leaves white cast on flash photography
  • Not enough coverage for dark marks or red spots
  • Sticky when not set with powder
  • Product dries faster because of the sponge type cushion
Will I repurchase? 
I honestly might repurchase April Skin Fixing Cushion or Karadium Cushion.

I really don't know why they call this cushion 2.0. April Skin Magic Snow Cushion 2.0 is a downgrade version of the Fixing Cushion, I actually like the latter better. I am finishing this up and will try other brands or buy the Fixing Cushion.

April Skin Magic Cushion 2.0 in action

Any questions? Let me know in the comments! I might try to be active in Intagram, do follow me at @kvchien and I've thought of changing my theme into white.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Review: Bremod Color Care Conditioner in Red

Now that I am back to blonde I want to make the most out of it by adding hair colors! However my hair has been brittle after bleaching again. I needed something that won't strip out moisture from the hair. That means no more hydrogen peroxide or harmful elements, but could that be possible? Introducing one of my new discoveries, Bremod Color Care Conditioner.

What is it? 

Bremod Color Conditioner
3 Perfect Effect: Repair the damaged hair! Strong hair roots! Lock color!

How to use: Bremod Color Conditioner help seal in beautiful colour and add intense shine. Simply replace your regular conditioner with Bremod Color Conditioner

Available in 4 shades: red, brown, yellow and purple

Sturdy plastic tube like most of the color conditioners. There is a safety foil upon opening and it has a flip cover cap. I was amazed with how big the product is.

 I've bought the red one with the hopes of getting a rose gold type of hue. I have decided to lightly massage the color directly to my hair hoping that I can a light pinkish color (cross fingers!) I did a swatch by getting a little part of my hair colored but in just 5 seconds my hair was completely colored with red! I've washed it off righ away and then tadah. Red hotness. Lol.

On my next attempt I've decided to somehow lessen the potency of the color by mixing Bremod Color Care Conditioner with a part of cream conditioner. I proceeded with applying it on the ends then since I am not so sure if it will be pink or still red I left the top blonde. However I still ended up with red ends!

Here is the end result:

I appreciate how user friendly it is becayse although the color washes off after shampoo, it doesn't transfer on the towels, clothes or sheets. I also tried to use it along with my shampoo to further dilute the color and I achieved the light pink rose gold shade I like which was later on ended up with orangey shade below:

How much and where to buy?
I got mine for P150.

What I love
  • No harmful ingredients
  • Didn't dry my hair
  • Added extra shine
  • Affordable
  • A little goes a long way
  • Doesn't easily transfer 
  • Not very messy
  • Potent formula
  • Vibrant hair color
  • Long lasting because it stays for 2 weeks
  • Works not just on bleached hair but even on light colored hair
What I don't
  • Limited colors
  • Not easily accessible
Will I repurchase? 
Yes but one tube can last real long!

Bremod Color Care Conditioner is a great alternative to color chalks, powders or waxes in terms of temporary colors. Next time I will try the brown or purple!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: Karadium Full Moon Lip Tint

Orange lip color brings out a fresh and young vibe I like. So I've been looking for the perfect orange when I found Karadium Full Moon Lip Tint in shade 02 Some.

What is it? 
Water based lip stain formula is smooth to apply with vivid color pigmentations. This attractive lip tint color is meant to last all day long! Smudge proof lip tint keeps its color from fading wherever you go wherever you go whether you are at a pool or crowded places. If extra hydration is needed, apply some lip balm on top to keep intense color with lasting moisture. Caution! Blend it out or fix before the fomula dries to set in place. Once set, the color will not fade or be removed.

The tint came with a box so it looks presentable. The tint tube is of course neon orange! It comes with a doe foot applicator.

This tint is lightly scented so its not a bother when I use it. The tint itself is liquid but not watery nor creamy. It dries just in time after I blend it out on my lips. I have chappy lips lately so its a must to use a lip balm. Once it sets the color sticks like a tattoo but its very lightweight like you've used nothing on your lips.

The Karadium Full Moon Lip Tint is very pigmented and its buildable. It has an all day lasting color on me. I have a habit of biting my lips so this is something new. If it can withstand eating pizza and samgyupsal then surely it can be waterproof enough to be used for swimming. I can't wait to use this for summer.

I also tried it on my cheeks after I use sunblock but the formula is a bit dry to work on however I've still managed to put it on.

How much and where to buy?
I got it on sale for P140 at Jade Scents in their kiosk in Caloocan. Normal price is at P200 at their shopee account.

What I love
Long lasting
Water proof
Lasts even after a meal
Light weight formula
Gloss tattoo effect
Very pigmented
Buildable color
Very nice box and bottle
The only brand with this neon orange color I love!!

What I don't

Will I repurchase? 

I finally found the longest lasting lip stain with Karadium Full Moon lip tint! Buildable color and light formula makes it a winner in my checklist.

Karadium  Full Moon Lip Tint in 02 Some

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

GLUTAREDOX officially launches in the Philippines

GLUTAREDOX, a premier FDA-approved sublingual glutathione officially launches in the Philippines

February 24, 2018 – With a vast selection of both oral and IV-based glutathione products, the normal skin-conscious Filipino would probably have a hard time selecting which is the best product to achieve their skin goals. Now, a new player is being introduced into the fold boasting of a combination of the fast-acting effects of an IV-based glutathione with the convenience of an oral one. GLUTAREDOX, a sublingual glutathione that is made in Italy, officially launched in the country at the EDSA Shari-La Plaza Hotel last February 24. The FDA-approved product is infused with the latest technology to guarantee faster absorption rates and quicker results.

What sets GLUTAREDOX apart from the rest of the products out now in the market would be its innovative way of administration. By using the sublingual method, wherein you melt the tablet under the tongue or at the side of your cheek, basically allows your body to absorb it directly via your capillaries. With that, it goes directly into your blood stream, just like a glutathione injection. Its ORO-FS Release technology basically guarantees up to 100% absorption of the product using this method of administration.

Of course, as a consumer, safety will always be a priority. GLUTAREDOX has already gone through all the processes of safety checks and has the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stamp of approval. “We really wanted to make sure to do all tests possible when it comes to safety. It was our main priority to get the FDA’s approval before we officially launched the product. We want our consumers to feel secure in what they are taking. To us, our consumers are everything” says Ms. Maureen Estrada, the managing partner of Oxina Nutricosmetics, the official exclusive distributor of GLUTAREDOX in the Philippines.

Ms. Luanne Dy, a host of popular GMA shows “Unang Hirit” and “Eat Bulaga” was selected to be the brand ambassadress of GLUTAREDOX, and with her glowing skin and energetic aura, it was a perfect fit. “We selected Luanne since she pretty much embodies what we want our brand to represent. The product energizes you and gives you healthy and glowing skin. We could not have picked a better person to represent the product” says Ms. Estrada.

GLUTAREDOX can now be purchased online via their official Facebook Page (, Lazada, or via There are COD options in certain areas of Metro Manila and free shipping nationwide. As of writing, purchases may only be done online but there are plans to make the product available at local drug stores. For more information on GLUTAREDOX, you may visit or call 372-2595.

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