Saturday, August 10, 2019

Review: EPSA Brazilian Blowout Keratin Treatment

Heavy rains everyday! As you can see I am trying my best to be active my social media accounts lately. This post is a bit of a throwback, I already finish this stuff! We are more on hair care ladies and gents as I seldom do makeup nowadays. I am mostly at home because I started  my homebased job back in June. Okay so to start, our review for today is for EPSA Brazilian Blowout Keratin Treatment. I have gotten this for my heavily bleached hair. I needed to get some shine even though my hair is real dry. I don't really cut my hair but I'm fond of changing colors.

What is it? 
EPSA Brazilian Keratin Blow Out Treatment is an innovative Solution to a healthier and smoother hair. Frizz-free and Tangle-free for normal, colored, treated, rebonded or bleached hair, making it more manageable and straighter.

One set of EPSA Brazilian Blowout comes in 3 bottles - shampoo, keratin treatment and after treatment conditioner.

They are in big brown plastic easy to pump bottles.

So based on instructions:
Shampoo hair using #1 EPSA Clarifying Shampoo bottle to open the cuticle of the hair for optimal results.
👒 Wash hair twice for all hair types.
👒 Towel dry hair leaving enough moisture.
👒 Section hair into four parts. (wearing of gloves is important).

Let us start with EPSA clarifying shampoo. I am already aware that this will be drying as this type of shampoo cuts through product buildup and oils to leave your hair squeaky clean. Read more: what is clarifying shampoo? The consistency is very thin, and I have no complaints on the smell. Given that my hair is bleached I tried to use as little of this  product as much as possible.

Next is the EPSA Keratin Blowout:
👒 Apply #2 EpSA Keratin Blow Out bottle into hair using brush, 1/8 inch away from scalp to the ends.
👒 Do not over-saturate, remove excess product using a fine tooth comb.
👒 Do not rinse, blow dry the hair up to 100% dry using a round brush.
👒 After blow drying the product on the hair.
👒 Proceed with ironing.
👒 Using a flat iron with 230°c, start at the nape of the neck taking 1-2 inch sections (Paper thin sections).
👒 Slowly move iron from root to ends.
👒 Pass over each section 3-4 times for sensitized hair or 4-8 times for resistant / virgin hair.
👒 After ironing the hair, rinse hair with water and apply #3 EpSA Conditioning Cream bottle then rinse thoroughly. 
👒 Towel dry hair then final blow dry up to 100% dry before ironing again (optional).

The keratin treatment smells like chemical. I literally had my eyes crying because of the scent lingers even when I have already covered my head with the shower cap. While ironing I felt like my strands are being drier with each pass of iron.

Lastly will be the conditioner. The conditioner is very thin as well. I doubt that it will do anything to my dry strands. So here is my before and after photo. I actually managed to finish this set and I must say nothing changed with my hair condition.

How much and where to buy?
P1300 via Shopee

What I love

  • I like how straight my hair looks after the process and it stays that way for 3 days even when I wash it.

What I don't

  • The whole treatment is a tedious task.
  • I felt my hair became drier after the whole process
  • Didn't gave any shine 
  • The keratin treatment smells like very bad chemical, and it tears me up

Will I repurchase? 

I don't really feel that EPSA Brazilian Blowout Keratin Treatment did any wonderful for my hair as the effect was only temporary. The process is also very tedious and the effect is just mediocre. I also don't like the fact that I am tearing up every time I use it. Sadly this hair care product is not for me, I might try have another brazilian treatment but the next time, I will go to the salon.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Review: Human Heart Nature Acne Defense Solution Gel

Hello lovelies! Don't you just love binge watching kdrama every now and then? I can't praise enough how immaculate their actors and actress skin is. Being born with acne prone skin I seldom experience clear complexion. Maybe there are good days but there are more breakouts than I can ever imagine! And so, I am always on the lookout for acne gels. I tend to jump from one brand to another because I have noticed that after a while, my skin gets used to the product and it stops on being effective on me. I found Human Heart Nature Acne Defense Solution Gel which seems promising. It's offered by a really good local brand Human heart nature. They vouch for natural and local sourced ingredients. What is there not to love? I have been dying to try their mineral makeup, I'll maybe buy one when I finish my stash.

What is it? 
Human Heart Nature Acne Defense Solution Gel
Clear skin without the risk
Get clearer-looking skin without the harmful side effects of chemical treatments. This potent blend of tea tree oil and pimple-fighting actives penetrates the skin to help crack down on breakouts and dry out blemishes.

Fewer pimples in 7 days*
In an independent 7-day clinical trial, fewer pimples were observed on 76% of Acne Defense Solution Gel users compared with only 26% of Popular Brand B users and 29% of popular Brand P users.

*2-week independent clinical study on users of Human Nature Acne Defense Solution Gel and users of popular chemical acne treatment brands

Be acne-free in three!
Step 1: Cleanse your face with Acne Defense Facial Wash.
Step 2: Apply Acne Defense Face Toner using gentle swipes

source: Human Heart Nature

The packaging is sanitary. It offers an easy to press top.

The acne gel indeed smells like tea tree and smells soothing for me. I dab this on my zits and it doesn't sting. I always make sure to apply Human Heart Nature Acne Defense Solution Gel whenever I get breakouts and I noticed that it minimizes the acne after 2 days. It quickly diminishes the bump afterwards and I really like how it doesn't leave dark marks. It's like I never had acne at all.

I've tried other acne gels in the market before but it leaves dry patches and dark marks. This on the other hand is a winner on both categories. 
How much and where to buy?
P200 in Human Heart Nature stores. Trinoma Malls offers their product already!

What I love
  • It minimizes my pimples in as fast as 1-2 days
  • It doesn't sting as much as chemically laden anti-acne skincare
  • It didn't leave dark marks
  • It's very affordable
What I don't
Nothing I can mention

Will I repurchase? 
YES. This is my beauty staple now.

 Human Heart Nature Acne Defense Solution Gel just simple works. It is on sale for P200 but only you can get it for P160 from authorized sellers in Shopee.

What is your favorite anti-acne product?

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated


Sunday, August 4, 2019

DIY Pink Hair

Hello August! It's raining hard I know, but don't you love the cold weather? Less aircon and less electric bill. Just want to hop on real quick to share what am I up to these days.

Yes I finally finished a VLOG on how I achieved my DIY Pink Hair. It's affordable and very easy. You can actually do the same method to get lavender, peach, mint etc! As long as your hair is blonde, much better if platinum then the trick will work.

Anyone who likes DIY will have lots of fun with colors. There is no limit to this method. Come and watch my very first video using DIY pink hair conditioner! Sorry if I came like very tense and nervous haha. I'll see if I get used to it.

I have a few ideas on what to post next, mostly about beauty, skincare, hair care, maybe music and a bit of travel. Any questions just comment down below!

Stay tuned and do subscribe to my channel: MY NAME IS CHIEN

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Recent Beauty Purchases for 2019

Fret not guys I didn't forget you! Life has been real busy and I am getting for another transition in my life. Adulting is sure exhausting. Anyhows I have been a big lurker of online shopping and Watsons lately, I just thought of sharing what I am up to these days.

Recent Purchase for 2019

Silky Girl Philippines is on 50‰ off!! That is why I got another BB all in one foundation and 20hrs water proof black eye liner.

Naturactor powder foundation - I was head over heels in love with their cream foundation so I got the powder counterpart to see how it fares.

The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc - I have been seeing a lot of reviews for this product and I was itching to try it myself.

Seoul white instant whitening cream - A non-oily instant whitening cream as I can remember. It even comes in a sampler size!

Skin white whitening lotion — My sister swears by this whitening lotion so hopefully it can help lighten the dark insect bites on my legs.

Efficascent Oil - A must as a massage oil. I really like the scent and it's not so minty like before. It is the right kick for relaxation.

Would you like me to review any of these product? So far so good!

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Review: SILKYGIRL Skin Perfect Liquid Foundation

After my most recent breakout (what? not again?!) I planned on getting a new foundation that is safe and won't be too heavy on my skin. It is just in time when I got Silkygirl Skin Perfect Liquid Foundation on my stash and it's what we have for today's review, let's go!

What is it? 
Silkygirl says:
Its Nano Seaweed Plus Vitamin E ingredient acts as anti-oxidants against free-radicals, protecting skin from the appearance of fine lines. The Nanospheres 100 Vitamin A Palmitate penetrate deep into skin to increase its renewal rate and eliminate dullness. Contains SPF 30 and PA+++ to shield skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

• SPF30/PA+++
• Healthier complexion
• Youthful-looking skin
• Formulated for Asian skin 

They offer 4 shades in total which are: 1 Light, 2 Natural, 3 Medium, 4 Tan.

I like how the tube fits my hands as well as my kit. I can practically bring it anywhere. It has a scre type lid and it small tube opening dispenses just the right amount of cream (not in photos, sorry). Like the other products I got with this bunch, the foundation is also plastic sealed and the ingredients are on it and not on the actual tube so I took this photo instead. I really like how it was mentioned that the product is 'not tested on animals'. Bonus point for that Silkygirl! *wink*

Silkygirl Skin Perfect Liquid Foundation's offers 4 shades but I can basically wear them all. The shade adjusts to my skin tone after a while, it seems like a BB cream. It does make my pores appear smaller and it doesn't look oily. The liquid comes a bit runny but its spreads easily. The finish is more on velvet matte because it doesn't look flat matte after the application.

Here is the swatch of the Silkygirl liquid foundation in 1 Light, 2 Natural, 3 Medium and 4 Tan.

On photos it might look not look very flawless but in real life it looks a lot better. To prolong the staying power I use finishing powder on top. I recommend using powder on top of liquid foundations and/or BB creams for a more flawless finish every time.

I am usually not aiming for a full makeup and I feel like it decently blur slight dark spots but if aiming for full coverage there is still the need for concealer.

How much and where to buy?
P329 for 25ml.

What I love
  • Doesn't test on animals
  • Feels light on the skin
  • Has SPF for sun protection against UVA with PA+++ as well as UVB!
  • Keeps skin hydrated
  • Smooth and natural finish
  • Pores appeared smaller
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Decently covers slight dark spots 
  • A little goes a long way

What I don't
  • Nothing I can mention

Top it off with a light finishing powder for a flawless finish!

Will I repurchase? 
I like it, so yes.

I find Silkygirl Skin Perfect Liquid Foundation more on the natural light coverage and it does let my skin breathe! It did not add to my current skin problem and it is very natural. A foundation that is best to be used during mornings when you won't need heavy makeup and it even has SPF.


Hope you like my post for today gals! And yes I just dyed my hair back to brown. Any blue haired post after this will be from our backlog. Since I work in graveyard and we only follow US holidays I am not really enjoying any Philippine holidays *sad* but happy happy long weekend everyone!

On me: Silkygirl Skin Perfect Liquid foundation in Light, Sophie Martin Magic Pink Blush, Celeteque Eyebrow defining kit in dark brown

I want to thank you Silkygirl Philippines for letting me try their products. Do visit and like their accounts below:

FB Page : Silkygirl.Ph

Do not forget to follow my instagram @: kv.chien You may also like my page My Name is Chien.

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Review: Silkygirl Shimmer Duo Blusher

silkygirl shimmer duo blusher review

Hello gals! Who else here joined the last Shopee and Lazada sale? With the holidays approaching, those sales are surely banking a lot of moolah, I can't help but do a checkout for my wish list there. In addition to that I got my own planner for next year, I bought a unicorn planner from my sister which is also featured in today's product photos for Silkygirl Shimmer Duo Blusher! Woohoo, it's been a while since I reviewed a blush so this is something new. More photos after the jump!

What is it? 
Silkygirl says:
Blusher with ultra-fine texture and silky smooth formula, in pairs of shimmer and non-shimmer for highlight and natural glows. Non-comedogenic, fragrance-free. Formulated for Asian Skin. 

silkygirl shimmer duo blusher

The packaging is cute and the top is transparent so I can easily find the right shade I need. It is compact and comes with a soft brush on-the-go, the only thing missing is the mirror.

I like how the product is well sealed upon purchase and the ingredient list as well as the manufacturing date is clearly specified at the back of the case.

Silkygirl Shimmer Duo Blusher comes in pair of shimmer and matte shades. It gives a natural glow when applied together. It comes in 4 shades. From left to right: Cheeky Peach - Sunset Glow - Petal Pink - Sunset Glow.

A closer look to each shade:

 01- Cheeky Peach
The left light pink's shimmers is very subtle and can be used together with the light orange shade for a hint of glow.

 02- Blushing Pink
Both of the colors in the pan has light shimmers.Both of them are very light pink and best used as a highlighter.

 03- Rose Petal
The blusher with the best color pay-off among the four. The combination of very light pink and dusty rose on the right is good. This is my favorite from the bunch and both of them have very light shimmers.

 04- Sunny Glow
This is a summer light orangey shade blush and looks great when applied with the light shimmer.

Now time for swatches! The texture is nice, smooth and blends nicely although it's a bit chalky. The pigmentation is too light for a blush in my opinion but it can be good if you want some glow without looking too made up. I needed to swipe it for 4-5 times for the color to show but it still doesn't appear vibrant on photos.

How much and where to buy?
P329 available in Silkygirl kiosks nationwide, you may also check out their website.

What I love
  • Texture is smooth
  • Blends nicely
  • Gives a subtle glow
  • Cute case with clear cover
  • Buildable colors
  • Can be used as a highlighter
  • Didn't break me out
  • Formulated for asian skin
  • Comes with a brush
  • Case is sealed upon purchase

What I don't
  • A bit chalky
  • Poor pigmentation
  • Needs constant touch ups
  • No mirror with the case

Will I repurchase? 
As a blush no, but for a subtle highlighter maybe yes but I got all of them now. I'm not sure when will I finish all of my blushes.

I only recommend Silkygirl Shimmer Duo Blusher for make-up starters who doesn't like to look "too done" and just needs a subtle glow.

I want to thank you Silkygirl Philippines for letting me try their products. Do visit and like their accounts below:

FB Page : Silkygirl.Ph

Hope you enjoyed today's review. Also, don’t forget to check my instagram – @kv.chien for more updates and swatches! 

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: Pax Moly Organic Argan Silky Fortifying Hair Oil

I am a big fan of coconut oil for my hair. I usually use it as an overnight treatment for my bleached hair. It works wonders in adding moisture but I don't like the smell of coconut for my hair when I go outside. Luckily there is Pax Moly Organic Argan Silky Fortifying Hair Oil to the rescue. I have read good things about it and it is even called liquid gold in a bottle, let us know why shall we?

What is it? 
Pax Moly Organic Argan Silky Fortifying Hair Oil says:

A full-size bottle goes at 200ml

Argan oil is called liquid gold for its color and for the reason that it's really rare. I am so happy to have started using this. It smells like perfume except that this is an oil form. It is easily absorbed by the hair so it doesn't really make my hair greasy.

To be honest I also use this as before and after hair leave on when ironing my hair. I heard oils can fry the hair but it doesn't with this one. It might be with the hair iron I use because it's for dry and wet hair however this oil makes it shinier rather than when I use nothing.

Pax Moly Organic Argan Silky Fortifying Hair Oil makes my hair softer and tamed. No more frizzy waves. Sometimes I only use this on my ends to prevent split ends. I also tried using this argan oil as a massage oil and it does the job.

How much and where to buy?
P500 with trusted Pax Moly resellers.

What I love
  • I love the fragrance of this hair oil
  • Affordable
  • It tames my frizzy hair
  • Makes my hair softer and shinier
  • Can be used as an after iron hair oil
  • Best for bleached hair
  • Prevents split ends
  • Can be used as a massage oil
  • One bottle lasts long
  • Organic and natural
What I don't
  • None
Will I repurchase? 

I tried different hair leave on which does nothing. Pax Moly Organic Argan Silky Fortifying Hair Oil simply does the job and I am glad that it's all-natural. It does all of the things it promises and it's worth a repurchase. 

How about you what is your favorite hair oil or hair leave-on product?

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated
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