[REVIEW] Avon Magic Liptint

There’s been a hype in koreans “gradient” lips. 

Me, having a tight budget, tends to look for a cheap liptint to achieve the korean gradient lips look.

Without further ado, let me introduce you to my recent discovery! Avon Lip tint.


Container: It’s made of a plastic. Not the cheap plastic, but it’s a thick plastic container.

It comes in white. It’s smooth, likes petroleum gel, but not sticky. The scent reminds me of candy.

I got KBM01 (snow pink)

Swatch:

Bare lips


Lips with tint


Perfect and can be worn everyday. Can also be “MLBB”. It lasts 3-4hrs (eating and drinking included).

It retails in the PH at P99.00 which approx $2 dollars. If you’re interested, contact your nearest avon lady now 🙂 

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[REVIEW] Maybelline Strobing Stick

Im not really a fan of make-up, but I think this will become the reason why I’ll start checking for cosmetics. 

Maybelline Philippines is currently holding it’s sale, and I found this cute strobing stick. It’s currently being sold for 399 or around 8$. 

I noticed that the box has japanese characters on it, and indicated that it’s by facestudio. 


I wanted to purchase nyx illuminator, but it’s pricey compared to Maybelline, however, when I both swatch it, they both have the same shimmer. (I wasnt able to take a photo of the comparison swatch). Anyway, here’s how my skin looks like without the product. (Raw photo)

And here’s how it looks like (2 swipes) – (Raw photo)


Here’s a short video to show the shimmer in front of the light. Im sorry for the noise, it’s the raw video 🙂


​And here’s how it looks like when I blended out the product 🙂 — another raw video. 

I’ll let you decide. Tell me your thoughts 🙂 ❤️

[REVIEW] The SAEM Cover Perfection tip Concealer

I was searching for a good concealer, preferably a Korean concealer as their products haven’t failed me yet. Then I came across with one of Morgan’s youtube. She was citing all her best Korean hauls, then I saw this concealer. I’ve also read some reviews and found that it’s really a good concealer. So I decided to get one myself.

What got me attracted is the SPF 28/PA++ stated in the tube of the concealer. SPF (Sun Protection Factor) this is the protection from UVB rays and PA++ is for UVA protection. In our dear Earth, we really need SPF and PA++ , a much needed protection from the harmful UV rays. How amazing is that?


Let’s get on the product itself. The concealer comes in a plastic thin tube. I’ve accidentally threw it on the floor, and I hear a loud bounced noice (that was “fresh from mail” moment, which literally means that I haven’t opened the seal yet, and my heart skipped a bit.) which luckily, didn’t break the concealer.

The applicator of the product comes in a wand with a slanted sponge tip, which makes it easier to apply, and easier to control.


The product comes in creamy texture. It doesn’t dry easily which really makes the concealer easier to blend.


When I blended the product, I noticed that it easily coats the skin. 1 swipe for medium coverage (kindly refer to the image below) and double swipe for a heavier coverage. 

 

Tip: I suggest you to use a make-up remover when washing away the concealer off your skin. It doesn’t come out using a soap and a sponge.

All in all. I love the product. It doesn’t look cakey, it doesn’t crease. When I applied it under my eyes, my under eyes still looks like a part of my real skin! It also last long, even if I washed my face. And oh, it’s cheap. It’s 300+ here in the PH, roughly around $7-8 US dollars.

[REVIEW] Tony Moly I’m Real Red Wine Mask

I just hoarded masks from Korean stores here in the Philippines. Honestly, I’m a bit skeptical of putting this mask in my shopping basket thinking it might do wrong on my skin,  I have a super sensitive skin. 

Nevertheless, trying out the first mask, I got the opposite result. I’m thinking maybe TonyMoly got the formulation right to the point that my skin is really loving their mask. Continue reading for my review.


For this post, I would like to review Tony Moly’s I’m real Red Wine mask. One of the reasons why I decided to get this is because of it’s pore care promise.

From TonyMoly.ph site:

1. Micro emulsion essence type mask to give moisture to skin

2. 3 layer pulp mask sheet to give deep moisture

3. Red wine extract clear pores and give silky texture

Ingredients printed on the pack:

 

Instructions in Korean. Good thing they’ve included graphical pictures for those who don’t read Hangul.

 

Instructions in English:

HOW TO USE

1. After washing face, apply mask on face.

2. 20-30 minutes later, take off the mask and tap gently the essence onto face

My Verdict:

> The serum smells good. It smells like red wine, but the sweet grape scent is stronger than of the alcohol scent.

> It half-filled my mask serum container, meaning, I can pat this all over my house tomorrow ❤


> I used a cold mask, plus used it while I’m inside a cold room (17 degree c). It actually shrink my pores and tightened it. I highlighted the cold sheet and the room as I think it also added as a factor for tightening my pores.

> Brightening of skin right after usage.

> Relaxing feeling to the point I almost slept on it.


> I didn’t experienced any breakouts, and no irritations experienced after used, only soft, moisturized and supple skin.

> No cons at all, just full of love.


> I’ll definitely repurchase, 100% sure. I recommend this mask for skin type combination, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.

> Priced at P62.40 or $1.25

Has anyone of you tried this mask? How was it? Did your skin love it too? Can you share your current favorite masks in the comment section? 🙂 Thanks! ❤

[REVIEW] L’oreal Pure Clay Mask

* I have uploaded a video for the result 

” Transform Skin in Just 10 Minutes. 3 Pure Clays and Charcoal. For Dull and Tired-looking Skin.

Indulgent. Transformative. Perfectly Clean. L’Oréal Paris Skin Experts have created a super-charged pure clay mask with the power and benefits of Charcoal to detoxify and illuminate your skin in just 10 minutes. Our indulgent and powerful formula for this detox face mask provides a luxurious experience while potent pure clays and charcoal act like a magnet to clean out pores and draw-out and capture deep impurities (such as dirt, oil, and pollution). This creamy, non-drying formula leaves skin feeling clean, velvety, and rebalanced. Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask addresses your dull, tired skin to reveal a purified, even, and radiant complexion. Immediately, skin looks brighter with a healthy glow. Deep pore cleansing–dirt, dust and pollution are removed from skin. Skin’s complexion looks fresher and more even. Use After Use, skin is clean as if detoxified. Skin feels as though it can breathe better. Skin is healthy looking and more beautiful. ” – from lorealparisusa.com


And of course, I decided to give it a try. I ordered directly from L’oreal US and let it shipped directly at my doorstep. 

Charcoal mask is quite in a hype right now. Since it claims to help achieve flawless complexion and fights acne. It can be used regardless of skintype as they say it doesn’t cause any breakouts — please correct me if the information I got is wrong. Some uses activated charcoal as teeth whitening, or underarm whitening. But for this post, I used the charcoal as a mask.

Review:

1. I love how the oil is being absorbed once the mask has been dried.

2. The texture is like a fine mud which can be spread easily and sticks on the skin well.



3. After rinsing the mask off, you will see the brightening effect, and your face will be squeaky clean. 

4. I hate the smell. It smells like a strong men’s perfume. 😩 I hate it. I really hate it. 

5. I have a problem with the packaging. It’s not that sanitized as you will need to scoop the product using your fingers. No spoon provided.


6. I actually forgot how much a jar cost. 

7. Once the product dried, the mask can be easily washed off by using water. After the mask has been washed off, I proceeded in my pm routine. 

Video below shows my skin after using the mask. ​​


Will I buy again? No. I really hate the scent. 😦 

[REVIEW] Pig Collagen Nose Sheet

This Pig collagen nose sheets, was on sale in Althea Philippines. I grabbed my chance to haul and decided to try the pig collagen sheets.

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One of my targeted problem is the whiteheads permanently residing on my nose. Let’s see how effective this product is.

Pore heating sheet – not really hot, but there’s a tingly sensation specially on those parts with lots of whiteheads. That sensation convinced me that it’s doing what it has promised.
As instructed, “leave the pore heating sheet for 15-20 mins, then wipe the melted waste. ”

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After 20 mins, I removed the heating sheet. It didn’t find any noticeable waste, all I could see is the serum. 1 min after I removed the sheet, that’s the part where I felt the “heating” process. My nose feels hot, but it didn’t turn red. I guess, it’s started working! Excuse my big pores.

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On to second step:

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Blackhead clear sheet – It’s a pore sheet. It’s sticky and it smells weird. It smells like dried chili, but no, it doesn’t sting once sticked on the nose. As you can see, I can’t smile 😶

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“Apply enough water on the nose, then remove the clear film with dry hands. Attach the white sheet and wait for 10-15 minutes until the sheet is completely dry. Remove the dry sheet slowly from the edge.”
At this stage, I felt sleepy, I felt relaxed, and I almost slept with the nose strip on my nose.

After 15 mins, it’s harvest time! Just a note, icky yucky post ahead.

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And lastly, the third step.

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Pore tightening sheet. At this stage, I could still feel the heat on my nose, and it turned to red 😂 This package contains lots of serum. It promises to close the pores after whiteheads extraction.
“Attach the final sheet on your nose and leave it for 5-10mins. Tap the remaining essence to let it absorbed into the skin.”

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Verdict:

It’s effective, but strenuous haha. Anyhow, I can feel that my pores are breathing well. I’ll leave the picture of the “after” big to magnify the effect of the sheets.

Pros:

1. It’s cheap, I got it for less than 100 pesos, less than 2$.

2. It didn’t irritate my skin, it only retained a hot feeling.

3. Affective. My whiteheads were gone 😄

Cons:

1. Strenuous and needs to be planned ahead as the whole process will take you almost an hour.
Will I repurchase: I’ll give this a middle rate. I have nothing against this product. Maybe I will repurchase ✨

[Haul] The First, Sulwhasoo, CosRX

When you want to try a product, and you see that the tag will cost you too much, you’d find a cheaper alternative. And here’s the alternative I’ve discovered: Product testers.

In the Philippines, tester price ranges from 12 php to 95 php. Some of them exceeds 100 php or 2$. But I think it’s better to spend 100 php instead of 3000php (60$) to see if your skin will love the product.

I’ve been applying a lot on my face, leaving my eyes empty. That’s why I decided to grab some high-end eye creams known in Korea – Sulwhasoo, and The First.



I’ve also purchased CosRX snail 96 mucin powder essence. I’ve been hearing a lot of good feedbacks about this. However, Im not sure how my skin will react with “snail” products, that’s why I decided to try first. Im planning to incorporate the snail essence in the morning, as Im using the Klair’s blue cream at night. 

I’ve only opened the Sulwhasoo Time treasure renovating eye cream ex. Here’s my initial verdict: 

 
Sulwhasoo Time Treasure Renovating Eye Cream EX. 

Just started to use this cream, Im on my 2nd day btw. As for my initial review, it’s a cream, but not creamy-oily. The smell is on a woody side, with a hint of medicine scent. It glides and spreads quickly on my skin. So far, so good. No sign of irritation, and no milia yet. It moisturizes the skin around my eyes, with a brightening effect. 

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Let me know if you’ve tried, at any chance, the products I bought. It will be greatly appreciated! Thanks! ❤