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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Friday, May 5, 2017

Review: PAX MOLY Honey Radiant Glow Cream

Who loves Jollibee? Most of the Pinoys love him, and he is the biggest bee I know who could be producing Honey products. Lol~ Okay so kidding aside, in terms of skincare I have tried using pure honey before as a face mask for fighting acne. Honey has superior antibacterial and healing properties. It is also said to be really nourishing and hydrating.

However nowadays its quite hard to get my hands on pure honey, good thing there is an alternative with korean skincare products ~ PAX MOLY Honey Radiant Glow Cream.



What is it? 
PAX MOLY Honey Radiant Glow Cream
(Suitable for all skin types)

A natural aurabright pudding cream formulated with honey to help intensely nourish and moisturize and create a more even skin tone for all day long. The rich texture sinks quickly into the skin to leave it soft, supple, comfortable, strengthen skin barrier without any greasy residue while protecting skin against environmental attack.

100ml/ 3.5 fl. oz






Packaging
Pax Moly Honey Radiant Glow Cream is in a glass bottle. No wonder it was said to be the brand's luxury product because it does look luxurious indeed. The glass jar's cap is gold and its so pretty! It even have this flower designs. I am so in love with it really, so I made this gif showing the bottle in action, lel.



Experience
So if you have been doing the 10 step routine for korean skincare, I'mma tell you to use PAX MOLY Honey Radiant Glow Cream as your moisturizer. For me it can double as serum or something, because right now its the end product of my skincare routine every night. When I first opened the Honey glow, there was a wine scent which I surprisingly like. I suddenly remember iWhite's white gel which was in sachets, that wine gel was discontinued. This scent actually be an issue for girls who likes unscented products for their face. Now I know its called 'cream' but its transparent and more of a gel like. Its easily absorbed by the skin, it only takes seconds. My skin also feels nice and supple after application.


I am in my rest period for my face for 2 weeks already, so my current skincare routine is very simple: Safeguard, Micellar Water & Pax Moly Honey Radiant Glow Cream. PAX MOLY Honey Radiant Glow Cream helped a lot in drying out my pimples. I had a break out recently, must be the allergens from the Local Obagi set I've tried. :( With continuous I noticed that my skin gets better each day.
How much and where to buy?
P500 you can buy it in Oh-some MNL.

What I love
  • The wine scent
  • Classy packaging
  • A little goes a long way
  • Not sticky
  • Easily absorbed by the skin
  • Pure honey goodness
  • Hydrates skin well
  • Dries my pimples
  • Beautiful luxury packaging
  • Smaller pores
  • Doesn't irritate skin
  • Doesn't break me out
  • Makes skin instantly supple
  • Waking up to radiant skin every morning
  • Value for the price
  • Product will last long
  • Box contains english translation!

What I don't
  • The wine scent might be an issue if you like unscented face products
  • Product not easily accessible so you need to buy online
Will I repurchase? 
YES!

Overall~ 
I like how nice my face feels whenever I apply it on my skin. PAX MOLY Honey Radiant Glow Cream makes my skin supple and better each day. I think this will be in my routine for long, honey is not just sweet its also good for my skin. For a natural moisturizer, I recommend this along with its other positive benefits.

~o~
Are you switching to Natural skincare products? Do you also include honey in your skincare routine?


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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review: Orange Peeling Lotion

With all honesty I enjoy trying out different brands of whitening soaps, however there are times that you just need an instant solution. The back of my bottom leg is a bit scaly due to dryness (eew). Whatever scrub I do, I can't seem to get rid of it. That is why I have tried something which has been very popular online lately - Orange Peeling Lotion.

What is it? 
Orange Peeling Lotion benefits as per the seller's ads:
  • Another Variant in Skin peeling that helps Rejuvenate your skin.
  • Peel your Dead and Old Skin to whiter and Smoother Newer Skin in less than a Week.
  • Whiten New Scars, Stretch Marks, Dark spots, Dark Elbows, Dark Knee’s, Dark under Arms.
  • Safe and Effective
  • Evens out skin tone and skin discoloration
  • Soften & smoothen the skin like baby
  • Glowing skin
  • Lighten stretch marks
Area of Coverage:
1 Bottle for both arms
2 Bottles for both Legs
4 Bottles for whole body

I only needed 2 bottles because I am only peeling my legs.

Packaging
It comes in other sizes but I got it in 100ml sexy bottles. I think sellers of Orange Peeling lotion buy it in bulk and refill it in smaller bottles because I see that there are various kinds of bottles online.

Experience
Orange Peeling Lotion promises a pretty similar effect of yellow peeling oil and green peeling oil but a lot milder. Its my first time to try Orange Peeling lotion. The scent is obviously that of bleaching lotions I cannot describe but its definitely not orange scented. Its only called orange peeling lotion because of the color. When using this orange peeling lotion for the first time please be reminded that there will be at least one week downtime. No showing of your treated skin because it will macro-peel. The peel will be obvious and there is nothing you can do to cover it up.



How to use?
  1. Apply for 3 consecutive nights before bedtime, pour the peeling solution unto skin generously & massage thoroughly until it’s totally absorbed by the skin.
  2. Make it thicker to achieve large peeling.
  3. Repeat 3 times applications with 15 minutes interval.
  4. If redness or irritation occurs during peeling period, use hydrocortisone cream to relieve itching.
  5. Wait for at least 5-7 days for your old skin to peel off. 
  6. DO NOT FORCE THE SKIN TO PEEL OFF, wait until your skin will loosen from the new skin before u peel it off.
  7. Avoid too much exposure to sunlight during application, peeling stage and 1 week after peeling
  8. Use high SPF lotions during daytime after peeling
On the days I use Orange Peeling lotion I only wear pants. Its instructed to not wash nor use soap when using the lotion. This is correct, getting the skin wet will only slow down the process. Not using soap is easy gals, but not getting my skin wet is not. While waiting for it to peel there is no itchy or tingling sensation. Right after 3 days my skin looked shiny, the biggest sign that it shall peel soon! That night it peeled. Yes slowly but surely flakes of skin were falling, yikes. Yes that is why I told you guys to wear pants for the mean time.



After the peeling my legs is much smoother and soft but the dark marks are still there. It only slightly lightened, peeling helped texture wise but in case of lightening marks I guess it would take around 2-3 times of use.

How much and where to buy?
P65 at Shopee

What I love
  • No itchiness
  • No sting
  • No side effects on me
  • Gently lifts skin through macro peeling
  • I got rid of the dry skin on my legs
  • Affordable
What I don't
  • Downtime of not washing legs for 3 days
  • Dark marks are still there but I think with 2-3 times use I will get rid of them
  • No ingredient list no manufacturer name
TIPS:
*Avoid application on parts of the body where we have thin skin such as groin area.
*Let the skin heal before using soap and scrub, let the skin rest for a week even after the legs has fully peeled

Will I repurchase? 
YES! I like that it doesn't sting and it does its job.

Overall~ 
Using Orange Peeling Lotion takes a lot of patience. The downtime is a bit nuisance to some, especially if you wear skirts everyday. But this is a peeling product that works, it doesn't hurt and that is a big thumbs up, if you got the courage, you may try Orange Peeling Lotion.


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Maxi-Peel Zero

Its the start of the week again, I am always keeping in mind a line by Spongebob: "Another day, another dollar!" And so I starting the week by being productive and reviewing a new product, Maxi-Peel Zero.

My red days is synonymous to bad skin days. I am having breakouts recently and I really hope that this product won't disappoint. Me and my sister is an avid user of Maxi-Peel (the astringent version) I swear that it worked and we had pretty good skin for a while. The bad thing is that, there is a rest period due to the strong formula of Maxi-Peel. During the rest period our skin is bad. We also noticed that our skin easily turns red and can be darker looking than our normal skin tone. That is the good and the bad of Maxi-Peel. Anyway here comes Maxi-Peel Zero right when we need it.


What is it?
Maxi-Peel Zero is:
  • Micro Exfoliant Liquid
  • Anti acne
  • Smoothening
  • Lightening
  • Cleanses without redness
  • Exfoliates without peeling
As per its official page:
It also helps lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots, age spots, acne marks and blemishes. Freckles/Pekas will improve or lighten as you continue the use of Maxi–Peel Zero Micro-Exfoliant Fluid. For deep acne scars and warts, best to consult a dermatologist.

Packaging

Experience 
Based from Maxi-Peel's fb page, if you are currently using Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Solution and wanted to shift to Maxi-Peel Zero Fluid, it is recommended to observe 5-7 days rest period before shifting.

Maxi-Peel Zero is marketed to act like a normal cleanser. Basically I use it after washing my face and using Micellar water to get rid of extra gunk on my face.

As expected Maxi-Peel Zero still contains and smells like alcohol however Its not as strong as the old Maxi-Peel we all know. I use one cotton ball to apply it on my skin on upward motion. There is no tingling sensation on my part nor burning feeling even on the part of my face where I have acne.

My skin also doesn't feel tight, it simply feels and looks fresh. I apply on Aloe Vera gel afterwards as moisturizer. Nowadays I try to put on less products as possible.

After a week of usage I can say that my pores is more finer and my skin looks light unlike when I was using the old Maxi-Peel, my face looks dark. Bad news is that it caused purging and unfortunately it doesn't dry them out fast unlike the Maxi-Peel astringent. It doesn't add on more pimples though which is still a good thing. Maxi-Peel is a gentler version so I understand if it doesn't work as fast as its old counterpart. Pimples are not as inflamed when I was not using Maxi Peel Zero. My face also felt smooth to touch.

The color of the liquid is like whitish yellow.
whenever I use it, its like I am left with a bit of shiny face. Yes it is still drying but its not darkening my face. In fact on my 3rd day I noticed fairer skin tone than before.

How much and where to buy?
I got mine at P79 in Watsons but you can buy it at P75 at HBC or Mercury Drugstores.

What I love
  • Refined pores
  • Smoother skin
  • Ease inflamed pimples
  • Lightened skin
  • Did not darken my face
  • Affordable
  • I can buy it anywhere
What I don't
  • Purging stage
  • It still has the scent of alcohol in it
  • Dries my skin
TIPS
I had a hard time following this rule myself but do not ever ever try to pop up your pimple during the purging stage. Doing so will just make things worst. I have an inflamed king pimple right now. Sigh~

Will I repurchase?
Yes. I just did! :)

Overall~
Maxi-Peel Zero is indeed a gentler version of Maxi-Peel. It stays true to all its claims which is a great reason to make the switch!


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: Clear Nose Blackhead Remover from Thailand

Blackheads is one of the most common skin problem both by men and women alike. Even my boyfriend thinks so too! We even tried using different blackhead remover masks lately, it was fun but so far the results were not so impressive. In accordance to that for today I will review Clear Nose Blackhead remover.



What is it? 
Clear Nose which is also called Gel Hut Mun White is a white cream meant for removing both blackheads and whiteheads. It comes with a set of around 45pcs of paper. I seriously haven't seen much reviews about this product yet so here we go.


 Packaging 
Since it came in a small plastic bottle, I was thinking that it should also come with a spatula or something, but I can't complain. This stuff is pretty cheap already. I just shake it well before getting some product using a q-tip. Not on pictures it has a protective plastic lid inside to keep the product from spilling and drying out. It also includes about 45 pcs of paper. I am not sure what kind of paper they are but they have vertical lines and a teeny bit smells like powder.


I am not so sure what is the ingredients though. The problem with most of the trending products right now is that it lacks english translations.

Experience 
The cream smells like a medicinal product, not minty but it kinda puts me to a mood like I want to sleep. We are not limited to our noses because we can also use it on other parts of our face as well. The product's ad shows really good results but I am not easily swayed by ads, hoho~

I have no high expectations because Clear Nose is cheap. I mean come on I've tried a lot already. When using this product make sure to shake the bottle first before application using a q-tip. Its not a very thick cream though, its still liquidy and drips easily. I was wondering why do they need to include paper, why not just make the liquid more like a cream like the normal blackhead removers?

Anyway just the same of course I tried it. I won't post photos of myself although I have it, the lighting at home is bad and I look awful lol. Just to compensate though the results is below, behold!



WARNING: Gross blackheads when zoomed!

Isn't that a lot?! I was very very amazed with the results and I cannot believe with how many blackheads it managed to get from my nose. Sorry for the gross photos, it was satisfying to see that it removed so much. All this time I was thinking blackhead removal is a big joke especially if I use commercially available nose packs etc, but Clear Nose Black Head Remover proved me wrong.

There are also fake Clear Nose as I've read from other users and it has a different kind of paper included. They say its more of glossy and it doesn't have the vertical lines like the real ones. The thing is, I am not sure how to tell if its effective or not.

How much and where to buy? 
There is no official shops for Clear Nose but there are a lot of this online, shop. The price ranges from from Php 80 above.

What I love 
  • Very affordable
  • Very effective in blackhead/whitehead removal
  • Scent is good
  • Peeling off doesn't hurt as much as other nose packs I've used
  • No itchy feeling after usage
What I don't 
  • Doesn't say ingredients
  • Lacks english translation 
TIPS
Shake well before using
You may use a q-tip or a small spatula to apply it to your nose

Will I repurchase? 
A big fat YES!!!

Overall~ 
Clear Nose Blackhead Remover (Gel Hut Mun White) deserves a round of applause for being very effective yet cheap. I seriously didn't imagine using a blackhead remover product which delivers amazing results. Where was Clear Nose all of this time?



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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

 
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