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 (https://www.facebook.com/glutaredoxph), Lazada, or via www.oxina.info. 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 www.oxina.info or call 372-2595.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Best Facial Toners for Your Skin Type

After cleansing your skin, you likely reach for a great toner that will lock in moisture and provide more nourishment to your pores. However, all toners are not created equal, so you’ll need to find a toner with the right ingredients for your skin type. 

Most skin care systems have a cleanser, toner and moisturizer as a three-step program that is designed to keep your complexion looking its best throughout the day. The toner should be used after the cleanse your skin and before you moisturize to prep your skin for the nourishing ingredients in the moisturizer. Toner also serves as a light exfoliator that can renew your skin and remove impurities that may remain even after cleansing. You can visit Facingacne.com about the best products for clear skin and reading more to find out which toners you can add to your skin care regimen. 

Witch Hazel

If your skin tends to get red and irritated often, witch hazel can help you combat this problem. This natural toner is also beneficial for acne-prone, since it helps to clean the pores without drying out the skin. To further customize this part of your skin care regimen, add a few drops of lavender oil to witch hazel to even your skin tone, tea tree oil to remove the bacteria from the skin that can cause acne, or rosewater to calm the skin and get rid of rashes or allergic reactions.

Coconut Water

Coconut water is a great beverage to have on hand when you want to stay hydrated in the warmer months of the spring and summer, since it contains electrolytes that renew and protect the cells. However, you can also use coconut water as a toner, especially if you have dry skin. Coconut water has antimicrobial properties that remove impurities from the skin without drying your complexion, and the water can be combined with ingredients like hibiscus or rose water to help get rid of blemishes and prevent uneven skin tone.

Geranium Water

If your skin is very oily and you notice oil buildup shortly after cleansing your face, you can balance oil production and help keep your skin clear with a geranium toner. Geranium extract or oil clarifies the skin and helps to rid the skin of blemishes and keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.

Beta Hydroxy Acid

Beta hydroxy acid helps to clear your skin and bring clarity to your complexion without irritation. You may also want to choose a toner with a combination of beta hydroxyl acid and monolaurin for antibacterial properties that will clear up existing breakouts and prevent new pimples from forming.

Aloe Vera Juice

If you have very dry skin, you need a toner that is free of alcohol is best for your skin. Aloe vera Aloe vera juice or an aloe-based toner will get rid of debris on your skin while adding moisture to your pores and shielding your skin from the elements.

Rose Water

Rose water is ideal for combination skin, and has a pleasant scent that is soothing and relaxing. This natural toner helps to soothe irritated skin and can serve as an herbal treatment for skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. If you have blemishes or scars on your skin, toning the skin with rose water after cleansing can help to fade those dark marks. Rose water, like all quality toners, helps to restore the pH balance of the skin as well, which keeps you from becoming too dry or too oily throughout the day.


A toner that contains camphor helps to bring balance to oily skin and is beneficial if you suffer from cystic acne. Camphor can also boost circulation which keeps your complexion vibrant and has antibacterial properties to safely remove impurities from your skin. You can find a toner that contains camphor to use daily, or create your own toner using camphor essential oil mixed with aloe juice or witch hazel to reduce inflammation and soothe the skin.

As you can see, there are plenty of ingredient options that you can turn to when you need to tone your skin and correct complexion issues after cleansing your face. Be sure to follow the toning step with a quality moisturizer to seal in the beneficial ingredients from the toner and keep your skin shielded from free radicals throughout the day.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Review: Ever Bilena Pink Eyeshadow Palette

Ever since I started using makeup I only use matte and neutral hues for my eyeshadow. However the more I see makeup tutorials with sparkly eyeshadows the more I want to get one! Since I don't really explore much with eye makeup and I am not very skilled with blending yet, I don't want to splurge. The usual price of a korean brand eyeshadow palette costs P700 above and my sister also keeps on reminding me that I still have a lot of eyeshadows at home .One thing is missing though- the shimmer eyeshadows! Mind you that I am not looking for the ordinary shimmer ones, what I want is the pearly type of shimmers which are similar to tear drop korean eye liner effect.

One blessed Saturday my co-worker and I checked an Ever Bilena kiosk in Watsons, I am not looking for anything but I luckily found Ever Bilena Pink Eyeshadow Palette.

What is it? 
Ever Bilena Pink Eyeshadow Palette

The plastic case lets you see the eyeshadow colors inside. Its fab and expensive looking. I also like how they thoughtfully placed a small mirror inside. Very convenient!

Ever Bilena Pink Eyeshadow Palette's color selection is just brilliant. There are total of 6 colors in the pan. The palette is called 'pink' but fret not because the colors are wearable. The palette actually contains orange shades which is exactly what I was looking for. One swatch and I'm sold. Each pan simply looks fab when used together.

The eyeshadow is highly pigmented and buildable. Its lush, dramatic and attention grabbing when layered and can be perfect for evening parties. Its also smooth when applied. Its the exact type of luminous pearlized quality sparkles I am looking for. I really like it when the eyeshadow catches light, its just beautiful. Do not skip the primer especially if you're suffering from oily lids. This is not chalky and the vibrant highly pigmented colors are just pure love.

It does fade and transfers if you're the type who often touches their eyes but it doesn't crease on me though.

How much and where to buy?
Only P165 at your favorite Ever Bilena kiosks!

What I love
  • The chunky shimmers!
  • Shades are very wearable - perfect for a Christmas makeup look
  • Doesn't break the bank
  • Highly pigmented 
  • Very blendable
  • Affordable
  • Convenient mirror inside the case!
What I don't
  • Shimmers may fall off
  • It doesn't last the whole day
Will I repurchase? 
Its in the realm of possibility but this will last long!

The Ever Bilena Pink Eyeshadow Palette offers the glamorous shimmer eyeshadow without breaking the bank. It might not be the ultimate eyeshadow because it has a few hiccups but for the price, I can't complain! This is already a steal for P165! Kudos for continuously bringing quality products to the mass, here is a heart for a job well done Ever Bilena! <3

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Review: Seoul White Korea Double White Whitening Soap

Nowadays I don't often go to beauty stores as much as I did before however when I've visited Watsons a new brand called Seoul White caught my eyes. They seem fairly new and they only have a whitening cream and soap in their line as of the moment. Since I am on the lookout for a new body soap I gave in to Seoul White Korea Double White Whitening Soap.

What is it? 
Seoul White Korea Double White Whitening Soap saysnstant White. Kinis puti. K:
Discover a new level of healthy white that’s touchably-soft with Seoul White Double White Whitening Soap! This gentle bar combines the brightening powers of arbutin bearberry and tried-and-tested kojic acid to deliver long-term skin lightening. The precious white strawberry exfoliates the skin as you cleanse, letting you enjoy a double whitening effect minus the stinging sensation.

Cleanses and moisturizes. The creamy lather draws out dirt and pollution, and gently exfoliates skin.
Gentle whitening. It lightens skin and minimizes the look of dark spots and acne marks while leaving skin touchably soft.

USAGE: Use daily on face and body. For best results, use with Seoul White Instant White Touch-Up Whitening Milky Cream

FULL SIZE:        60g/ 90g/ 60g Double Pack/ 90g Triple Pack        
PRICE:              PHP 39.00/ PHP 60.00/ PHP 65.00/ PHP 125.00

The cute packaging got me. Its a blend of white and pink colors (perfect combination!~) with a pretty girl cartoon character. Its packed in threes but they also have single boxed soaps.

I bought this for the sweet scent and whitening promise. I like how they had each soap wrapped individually. I'be used it both on face and body. I didn't experience any micro peeling but when I've used my korean towel it removed a lot of dead skin cells! The scent also lingered long and my skin felt soft and fresh every time I use it.

My face is sensitive to soap products so at first I don't want to use it on my face. However after using it on the body and I felt that its not harsh nor too drying I've decided to give it a shot and see what will happen. I tried to use it for a week and it didn't broke me out. Actually unlike other whitening soaps, it dried out some of my pimples without making my face extra oily. There is no tightening nor tingling feeling unlike other whitening soaps. My face is also instantly radiant and brighter every after use. However just recently I broke out because of my monthly hormones so for a while I needed to take a break from everything that I am currently using.

How much and where to buy?
P125 for pack of 3 (90g) soaps with a sampler Whitening cream (for a limited time only!~)

What I love
  • Fruity sweet scent that lingers!
  • It doesn't melt easily
  • Dries up occasional pimples
  • No micropeeling so far
  • Non drying
  • Brightens up face after wash
  • Made skin smooth and soft 
  • Instantly whiter and radiant skin after wash
  • Didn't broke me out
  • Affordable
  • Accessible
What I don't

  • Nothing that I can mention

Will I repurchase? 
Yes! I use this interchageably with my Pax Moly Aloe Vera soap.

I like how they formulated Seoul White Korea Double White Whitening Soap and I'll be stocking up because I just love love love the scent. The whitening effect is extra. I want to try their Seoul White Instant White touch Up Whitening Milky Cream next!

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: Glutaredox L-Glutathione

In the Philippines we can't deny the fact that the best selling skincare products are usually those with whitening effect! Girls just love to be fair skinned nowadays that is why there is a big demand for whitening products which include glutathione. Glutathione can either be taken orally or through gluta IV injectibles. Gluta IV is said to take effect so much faster than oral glutathione but how about if its a sublingual glutathione? Will it be possible for a tablet to replace IV administered Glutathione ? This is the promise of Glutaredox L-Glutathione Sublingual Lozenges offered by Oxina.

What is it? 
Oxina is a baby brand that is associated an award-winning online shop has been providing top products for beauty and wellness since 2006. The flagship product that Oxina is currently carrying is called Glutaredox.

GLUTAREDOX, a groundbreaking supplement that gives the same effect of a glutathione injection in a simple sublingual tablet. It has a patented formulation containing a high concentration of Reduced Glutathione, Vitamin C, Selenium and L-Cysteine along with its Oro-FS-Release technology assures of 100% absorption rate which makes it superior to others.

Given its special formulation and innovative route of administration, Glutaredox Oro-FS-Release ensures maximum bioavailability of reduced glutathione in all areas. 

Here are some of its unique benefits:
• Maximum oral absorption of glutathione
• High bioavailability of reduced glutathione
• With Scientifically-based studies of formulation
• Major detoxifying agent
• Cell cycle regulator
• Immune system modulator

Its in a box instead of plastic bottles which made it environmental friendly. Each box comes with 5 aluminum foil blister packs. One blister pack contains 6 tablets so 1 box is good for a month.

The product is patented in Italy that is why the language on the box is in italian. Hopefully they can provide an english guide and/or ingredient list in the near future.

Glutaredox is said to be a hassle free glutathione in tablet form. Well its not really my first time to take glutathione but the ones I've tried are all in capsule form. What sets Glutaredox aside besides being in a tablet form and taken sublingually is the facet that I only need to take just one capsule a day! Just one capsule means its economical and affordable. Good thing that the effect won't suffice because of the sublingual method used which actually means you'll get 100% glutathione absorption because there will be no digestive and excretory barriers.

Truth to be told was when I first took Glutaredox I forgot that it should be taken sublingually and I've chew it like Bonamin! I've never tried taking sublingual tablets before but I've read that the tablet should be under the toungue. The sublingual method as well as the formulation allows Glutaredox  to immediately take effect and raise the body's glutathione levels in just a matter of hours.

I've just finished the 2 months supply and I couldn't be any more satisfied. During my first week of taking it I really felt light and energized. It just felt different to take the tablet under the tongue but I got used to it after a while. I didn't notice the instant effect after just taking one tablet but my skin is finer now and I stopped breaking out easily. I also noticed that my pimple marks is gradually lightened. I can't attest with the anti-aging but the anti-oxidant property is very good.

How much and where to buy?
A 30 days supply is only P1800 and you can easily purchase them at Oxina.
EDIT: The price will revert to its original price: P2380 starting this February)

What I love

  • My skin lightened and its evident on my face
  • I feel light and fresh when I was taking it
  • Budget friendly compared to other brands in the market
  • Nature friendly packaging
  • Safe for sensitive skinned gals
  • Initial and eventual alternative to Gluta IV shots
  • Potent formula with maximum oral absorption
  • I only need to take one tablet a day and I'm good to go
  • Can be taken even without Vitamin C
  • Powerful antioxidant and it also has anti-aging properties
  • I seldom get breakouts now
  • FDA approved

What I don't

  • You can only purchase it online as of now.

Will I repurchase? 
There is a possibility that I will because I like to detox using Glutathione supplements.

For me, Glutaredox L-Glutathione Sublingual Lozenges can be your best bet as an alternative to Gluta IV shots. Give it a go and see how it fares for you. I want to thank the sublingual method for the fast results it gave me and Oxina for letting me try it. I am pleased with the results!

Awesome product. Any questions? Let me know if the comments!

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