Saturday, June 24, 2017

Review: Belo Essentials AcnePro Pimple Gel

Howdy, hello Saturday! Its a long weekend yet again, where would you go? I have seen an android app called Booky where they offer a Buy 1 Take 1 Promo! I am yet to try but I am giving off this tip, just in case you are out for a food trip this weekend. With every family or friends get away its ideal to always put our best face forward. However there are sudden breakouts, luckily I can count on Acne gels. Spot treatments works best for sudden breakouts. Right now what I use is Belo Essentials AcnePro Pimple Gel.

What is it? 
 Belo Essentials AcnePro Pimple Gel says:
10g Net Wt.

Oil-free
Fragrance free
Non-comedogenic
Hypoallergenic
Dermatologist tested

The third step in Belo Essentials AcnePro 3-Step Clear Skin System. It helps dry up pimples fast, calm inflammation and promote healing and anti-bacterial action, leaving skin smoother and pimple-free.
Infused with Purified  Bee Venom clinically proven to help heal mild to moderate acne.



Bee venom really? Its my first time to encounter a product made out of bee venom. For acne its usually tea tree oil.

Packaging
The Belo Essentials Acne Gel has a lavender and white combination. The gel tube is made of plastic and comes with a box. I appreciate that the expiration is indicated at the side of the box, it says ' 03/20'.




Experience
First things first, Belo Essentials AcnePro Pimple gel has this off smell. I know it says unscented bu it does have a weird scent to it. Its not a big deal though, I would like to assume that its the bee venom since its the key ingredient. Glad this scent is very mild.

The Pimple Gel comes as transparent (like aloe vera). The tube dispenses enough gel fot the application. I only use a pea size amount enough for my breakouts. The gel can be easily absorbed. Its not sticky at all.

The gel amazingly just works on the emerging breakouts but not on full blown pimples


How much and where to buy?
P149.75 at Watsons

What I love
Affordable
Accesible product
Dries emerging pimples
Easily absorbed by skin
Not sticky and light on skin

What I don't
Doesn't work on existing breakouts
Slightly stings
Off scent

Will I repurchase? 
I might switch back to Celeteque or Avon Acne Gel since they work on my red acnes.

Overall~ 
Belo Essentials AcnePro Pimple Gel is best used to avoid new pimples. Its not for me though because I already have existing ones! You may try it yourself to see if it works on yoh or not. My sister likes this and says it works on her pimples.


Happy weekend!~

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: PAX MOLY Jeju Aloe Vera Gel 100%

Nowadays I noticed that the number of beauty products made out of Aloe Vera is suddenly increasing. My number one favorite would still be the Aloe Vera Gel which has an all around function. I have used The Face Shop and Nature Republic before and there are also different brands who made their own Aloe vera gel such as Ekel and Mumuso. However even if the product looks the same inside, there are still differences in terms of its effectiveness. The aloe vera I currently use right now is: PAX MOLY Jeju Aloe Vera Gel 100%

What is it? 
Pax Moly Premium Aloe Vera Gel 100%  
Net Wt. 300ml

Formulated with Aloe Vera & botanical extracts, high enriched moist & mild texture provides hydration & nutrition to the dry skin after wash off.

How to use: It can be applied to hair, face and body as often as desired.




Packaging
Deep green plastic colored round plastic tub contains 300g of 100% pure aloe vera gel.

Experience 
Another aloe vera gel review for the year you may say. I know right, there is always a room for a new product in my kit as long as it works. This is my first 100% Aloe Vera Gel, I am curious why can't other brands make a 100% gel like this? Other brands range from 92-99% . Anyway I will review Pax Moly Aloe Vera Gel 100% based on its benefits:

1. Skin Moisturizer!
At first I solely use it for moisturizing my body. If you are not a fan of the sticky feeling of lotions then this can be your best buddy. It doesn't just moisturize though, it also helps in diminishing itchiness if you have ant/ insect bites. One application make my skin feel refreshed. My skin looks glowing after use but the Pax Moly Aloe Vera Gel magically dries into matte finish. Its never sticky I swear. It is easily absorbed my my skin making it also perfect for humid weather.

2. Treat Sunburn
Pax Moly Jeju Aloe Vera Gel can also treat sunburn, or if you have have prickly skin because of the heat of the sun. Its all natural and said to whiten skin in the long run, however I cannot personally attest to that. I have fair skin to start with and there is no visible changes yet in terms of whitening.

3. Prevents wrinkle and fine lines
Pax Moly Jeju Aloe Vera Gel 100% is said to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. I use it on my face but since I don't have wrinkles I am yet to see this effect.

4. Reduces AcneIt did helped in drying my pimples, alongside with another of my favorite Pax Moly product right now Pax Moly Aloe Vera Whitening soap.

5. Helps Lighten pimple marks
I cannot attest about the marks but other users say it lightens the mark as well. Will look into that further because usually natural products takes a while to do its magic.

6. Lightens stretchmarks
In terms of stretch mark it doesn't look as bad as before. Mine is not dark type of stretchmarks, its actually light and its on my legs. My skin's texture improved ever since I used Pax Moly Aloe Vera Gel.

7. Softens skin without clogging pores
My face is very soft every time I use this and my skin's texture is so much better than before. It didn't caused me pimples also.


How much and where to buy? 
P250 per tub, you may buy it online from authorized distributors or from our shop: Oh-some MNL or Shopee.

What I love 
  • Deep hydration
  • Refreshes skin (especially when its from inside our refrigerator!)
  • The natural aloe vera scent!
  • I can use it as body lotion
  • Brightens up my face
  • Applies sticky but dries matte
  • Light on the skin
  • Absorbs easily
  • Doesn't clog pores
  • Doesn't break me out
  • Affordable
  • Multi-purpose product
What I don't 
  • Nothing I can mention, or maybe you will want to buy it offline too, that can be a con?
TIPS 
  • You may use Pax Moly Jeju Aloe Vera Gel as a toner as well. You can mix 5 parts of aloe vera gel to 2 parts of water. Or you may apply the gel using a cotton pad and use it as toner also. Nifty!
  • Apply aloe vera gel on your feet and wear socks. Wake up to very soft feet!
Will I repurchase? 
My whole family are using this and we are on our 3rd tub. Basically one tub lasts for a month!

Overall~ 
PAX MOLY Jeju Aloe Vera Gel 100% is a multi-purpose product which makes it bang for the buck! It can be used from head to toe and the price is reasonable. In terms of Aloe Vera Gel this might be the one. I tried other brands so I can compare really. I am not a big all natural advocate but you got to try Pax Moly Aloe Vera Gel now and see why its different.




~Up next is PAX MOLY Aloe Vera Whitening Soap Review!


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: SILKYGIRL Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm

TGIF beautiful girls, I bet most of you have something to go to tonight after work. For such night outs it would be ideal to reach out for a matte but long lasting lip product. I often reach out for Silky Girl Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm.

What is it? 
This retractable Lipcolor is enriched with Calendula Flower Oil, White Mulberry Extract and Vitamin E to soften and soothe your lips. Perfect for first time matte lipcolor users as it provides a sophisticated matte finish. Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm is available in five hot, sizzling shades:
 01 Vogue
02 Desire
04 Siren
05 Passion
06 Charm and 3 new shades; 07 Classy, 08 Scandal and 09 Rebel.

Lightweight.
Long-wearing.
4 NOs – No fragrance, no carmine, no paraben and no animal testing.
Credits: Silkycosmetics

- I received Desire, Passion ,Charm and Rebel 

Packaging
SILKYGIRL Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm is packaged in a matte tube twist type packaging. The twist feature works and the plastic is sturdy. I dropped them a few times and the product inside is still intact. I believe my old lipsticks can't beat that.

Experience
SILKYGIRL Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm shades range from pink to reds. I would also like an orange, peach or nude shades of this please. I am pleased with the texture. It doesn't dry my lips and its very comfortable to wear. Its a matte but not dry formula and it doesn't sting or give me itchiness. Great thing that they do not put harmful chemicals in their formula. :)


The shades are long lasting color and tint stays after eating however I don't mind retouching to achieve full colors on my lips.

SILKYGIRL Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm (L-R)

1. Desire
A magenta shade which could be perfect for brightened up blooming look.

2. Passion
Deep fuschia shade which is great for a corporate look.

3. Rebel
Rebel is a true red shade, this is the shade for a Snow White lips look.

4. Passion
Barbie pink shade which is cool type of pink. I like how it leaves my lips look like naturally pink.

How much and where to buy?
P279 at Silkygirl kiosks in Landmark malls

What I love
  • Long lasting
  • No allergy
  • Opaque colors
  • Matte but not flat finish
  • Add bit of moisture to lips
  • Matte but not overly drying
  • Affordable
What I don't

  • Limited shades 

TIPS 
  • Dab dab for a tinted effect
Will I repurchase? 
Yes

Overall~ 
The SILKYGIRL Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm is matte but not flat type of color. The consistency and opaque color as well as the affordable price tag is a thumbs up. It doesn't dry out my lips despite the air conditioned office. All in all this is an awesome product, I recommend this to girls who have dry lips like me but would like to try matte lip products.

~o~
Next product reviews will be about skin care!


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: Swallow 1 Minute Hair Smoothing Cream

The struggles of being a blonde really, is not when you get judgemental stares but when you already have your black roots showing. We do DIY bleaching and my sister does all the job. my hair right now is pale yellow although I have the knack for colors right now because it has only been a week after I bleached and I needed to wait before I can redye my hair. Did you know that I tried Rose Gold? During those rushed hair process one product that helped a lot is my current hair buddy: Swallow 1 Minute Hair Smoothing Cream.



What is it? 
Swallow 1 Minute Hair Smoothing Cream is a superior hair restoring and conditioning treatment that makes hair soft and smooth with extra shine as it contains keratin, sweet almond oil and avocado oil.
Swallow 1 Minute Hair Smoothing Cream remarkably re-moisturizes, re-strengthens and reconditions hair in just 1 minutes when left on wet hair while taking a bath.






Packaging
Plastic tub with fluorescent green cover. Its triangle shaped and its a bit bulky but very light. It only contains 150g of product. However I have still brought the whole tub on my last weekend getaway or else I won't be able to comb my hair. Loool~

Bottom shows the printed expiry date.





Experience
Having blonde hair means using dry shampoo instead of the usual shampoo and conditioner. Frequent washing will remove the hair's natural oils making the bleached hair even drier. Swallow 1 Minute Hair Smoothing Cream comes to the rescue. I use this as my conditioner and I love the sweet almond scent. Its not very overwhelming in my own opinion and it lasts the whole day on me.



The cream is somehow your typical spa cream which is not as creamy or thick as Cream Silk. It spreads easily and doesn't caused me dandruff so far. The instant effect is the straight hair and I was able to comb it also. I use Hair cream as leave on so I can also brush it easier. If you already have straight hair I am afraid this might weigh your hair down. But for curly type hair like me, this is a heaven sent product.

Stubborn, unruly, frizzy hair will be smooth and silky with one wash of Swallow 1 Minute Hair Smoothing Cream. It doesn't wash out my hair colors and I can easily comb my fingers through my hair. It made my feel like my hair is healthy and I must say its perfect for girls in a rush for beautiful hair on the mornings.

How much and where to buy?
Available at Hortaleza and Landmark's Beauty Section at around Php120-150 (?) I will update this later!

What I love
  • Fast results seen with just one minute!
  • Made my hair soft and smooth with no tangles
  • Helps to make my hair look straight
  • Helps to easily comb my unruly blonde hair
  • Doesn't caused dandruff
  • No itchiness felt so far
  • Scent lasts whole day
  • Doesn't wash out my hair colors
  • Affordable
What I don't
  • One tub only contains 100g
  • Bulky container
  • Might weigh down hair for straight hair gals

TIPS 
  • Use under hair cap to achieve softest hair possible with Swallow 1 Minute Hair Smoothing Cream
Will I repurchase? 
I am on my 2nd tub!

Overall~ 
Swallow 1 Minute Hair Smoothing Cream is best hair buddy especially for blonde gals out there! Its a life saver for my hair, if it is not for this product, I won't be able to comb my hair! It also made my hair straight looking even though I have natural frizzy hair. Thank you Swallow! I give this a 5 out of 5. :)

Sorry if I look grumpy here, I thought of posting how my hair looks when I used Swallow Smoothing Cream. Hair looks shiny and soft even though my hair is literally fried from all the bleaching. I get to take care of my hair better when I dye it compared to when I leave it black.
~o~
Do you have a favorite hair care product right now? Let me know in the comments!


I've been gone for long, such adulthood reason forbids me to post for a while. Thank you for still visiting guys and gals. 


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review: Pax Moly Doctor Whitening Cream

Annyeong! Are you watching ABS CBN's Goblin? My sister is going nuts now that its showing on local television. She is surely captivated by Lee Dong Wook's pale white complexion and vampiric red lips. I like him too for that reason, meow. Anyway talking about pale white complexion, I want to share one of my 'pick me ups' beauty item nowadays and its Pax Moly Doctor Whitening Cream.

What is it? 
Doctor Whitening Cream is once again from Pax Moly. They are a korean skincare company who creates all natural skin care products. Mostly moisturizers, soaps and gels which are all natural. 

Pax Moly Doctor Whitening Cream
Whitens & evens skin tone
Flawless perfection
Brightening Infusion



Packaging
The cream is packaged in a white/pink tube plastic, the best type of packaging for creams IMO. It has a protective foil and a twist type cap.





The ingredients of Doctor Whitening Cream.



Experience
Upon using Pax Moly Doctor Whitening Cream I smell the faint flower scent. is thick and not runny but when applied on the skin the consistency changes into some fluid like cream. You need to blend for a few seconds and you will be left with skin one shade lighter.

It has been always the start of my makeup nowadays. I apply it after my moisturizer & sunblock. Sometimes I even skip the moisturizer. I notice that it doesn't just instantly brightens up my complexion, it also makes my pores appear smaller. It makes application of my powder foundation easier and it looks more flawless than when I apply it alone.

I cannot attest regarding the long term whitening effect, I gotta use it more I guess. Anyway overall awesome product.

How much and where to buy?
P350 for 70ml/ Available at Oh-some MNL

What I love
  • Faint flower scent 
  • It can be used for the face and body
  • Moisturizing
  • No breakouts
  • No irritation
  • Minimizes the look of my open pores
  • Instant one shade whiter effect
  • Not sticky
  • Awesome makeup base
  • Brightens up my complexion
  • KDFA approved
  • Not oily
  • Affordable
What I don't

  • It doesn't have SPF

TIPS 
Apply it under your makeup as your base. It makes skin brighter.
Use it alone if you have clear skin, on top of your sunblock. It minimizes pores. :)

Will I repurchase? 
YES

Overall~ 
Pax Moly Doctor Whitening Cream is a great makeup base if you often reach for powder foundations. The finish is more flawless rather than flat. Its my 'pickme' up beauty item when I am on the go. I will get one again in case I ran out.




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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Review: KJM Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in Bloodshot

Happy Tuesday! Its summer but its raining, but when it was rainy it was very humid. How ironic. Last night me & my friend Jovy went on a walkathon. Do you know Strings Manila along Buendia? We also went to Grey A.Venue near Quirino to check online shop items. They sell a lot of stuff in there including KJM Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain. Our review for today is about KJM Lip tint in Bloodshot.



What is it? 
KJM is a Davao-based company that sells their own line of lip stains. They have a big following in instagram and they are all the hype being organic and all natural. I believe their have about 10 shades available.




Packaging
Like the typical lip tint its housed in a plastic tube with a roll on applicator. Shelf life is only 6 months.


Here is a snap of the ingredient list.


As well as the manufacturer:


Experience
If my memory serves me right, my very first lip tint is from Strip it. I remember hating it for the funky smell after using it for a few months. Will KJM tint be any different?


The consistency of this tint is liquid. The roll on applicator dispenses just the right amount of product. No spill, no mess formula.



The color is opaque and stays true to its swatches online. The color is even buildable. But I wouldn't dare because the shade - Bloodshot is already eye catching to begin with. It really does remind me of blood.

Here is my lips before using KJM Bloodshot:


And FOTD look after using it on my cheeks and lips

How much and where to buy?
P150 per 10ml tube! Only available online and certain pop up stores in the Metro.

What I love

  • Bloodshoot is a true red shade
  • Pigmented
  • Buildable Color
  • Decent longevity
  • No streaks
  • Looks natural and pretty on my cheeks
  • Affordable

What I don't

  • Smells funky after using for a while, the 6 months rule is for real.
  • Dries fast
  • Bitter taste
  • Might be inaccessible because its only available in selected online shops and pop up stores

Will I repurchase? 
I might try other shades.

Overall~ 
For P150 a tube, its all worth it. KJM Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain is made locally and its all natural. I like the color both on my cheeks and lips and even if it only last 6 months its okay because with everyday use, it may not even last till the 6th month! Lol.


~o~

Do you have a plan Mother's Day? Buffet? Hotel overnight? I am pressed with time and money. OMO~


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Review: Bumebime Mask Natural Soap

Good day Monday! Hello lovelies, this weekend I spent a few hours of my time watching Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2! Yay I love this anime, it brings out my inner otaku. Like I really want to know what will happen next and I am triggered to read the manga. One anime episode only lasts 20 minutes, like nooo~ Teehee anyhow for today I will review Bumebime Mask Natural Soap. Remember when I got it from my online shopping haul in Shopee?

What is it? 



*Bumebime Mask Natural Soap*
✅Made from natural snail, bee, tomato and bee extracts
✅Contains COLLAGEN for skin elasticity too
✅Contains vitamins for skin nourishment
✅Mixed with variety of vitamins which nourish the skin
✅Clearer skin even on first use
✅After exfoliate,the new skin will be visibly white and lighten
✅Soften and moisturize skin
✅Help to heal stretch marks and lighten dark spots
✅Safe and Effective substances with thai FDA approved
✅One of Thailand's BESTS

•Thailand FDA approved w/ Reg # 10-1-5936872
•Weight: 100grams
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How to use:
Dab the soap on skin to create bubbles. If no signs of allergy, rub the BUBBLES (not the soap) on skin for 2-3 minutes then rinse. Do not use any lotion after since it can already make your skin look smooth and healthy.
•Use Daily

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Ingredients: Made from natural extracts. 
- Extract from snail 🐌slime. The special feature is to help heal and nourish, heal wounds or scars to fade and disappear completely.
- Extract from honey 🐝 Leaves skin soft, moisturized.
- AHA acids from citrus fruits. Special Features Is to shed dead skin cells, leaving skin white with aura.


Bumebime Mask Natural Soap is also dubbed as a trending instant whitening soap due to its out of this world effect shown in their seller ads. 



Packaging
Fruit themed adorable themed box, but the soap is pretty plain. Its round and magenta colored like Lipps candy with Thai word (must probably be Bumebime printed on it).

Experience
There are mixed reviews on Bumebime soap. I got tired of reading actually and thought of knowing the real deal behind this trending soap. Bumebime Mask Natural Soap smells like vanilla lotion which is common for thailand soaps. Its nothing overpowering or something to take note of. On using the soap I can say it lathers well. Just like in the ads online I tried to rub it on my skin and to let it sit there for 3 minutes or so. The lather turned into pale white then it disappeared. Upon washing off, tada! 


Nothing happened. Lol. 

My skin felt tight and dry afterwards. There was no micropeeling but my skin was itchy. Yes its  slightly reddish due to rubbing. I tried to use it again this morning but it still made my skin itchy. I did not try it on my face and I do not dare...

How much and where to buy?
Bumebime Mask Natural Soap retails for P250 but the wholesale price runs down to P150. I got it from Shopee for P120. This is not fake based on the seller's reputation.

What I love

  • Cute box
  • Got it on sale
  • Doesn't melt easily

What I don't

  • Very drying
  • Tight itchy skin after usage
  • Not for sensitive skin gals
Will I repurchase? 
NO.

Overall~ 
Do me a favor and do not waste your money with Bumebime Mask Natural Soap, if you have sensitive skin that is. I am questioning the ingredients of this soap, why the heck was it very drying? Does it contain bleach or something? I will never know. One fact is that it doesn't stay true to it claims and they still sell this like hotcakes. Sigh~

~o~

/A lil bit of 'Me' time/
I just wonder what other wonderful things I can do with 8 hours if I freelance? *meep* Well I like my regular job, but after years of doing it I felt tired and I feel like I need to focus on doing something that relates to my passion. Back then I thought working years for the same job is easy and will be very doable. However that is not the case now, can anyone relate to this? Is this what they call midlife crisis? As long as I want to act like I am okay, I still can't hide the fact that it seems nothing is working anymore?


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