Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review : Nature Republic Collagen HD Foundation

Hey guys!

Sharing a quick review of this foundation that I accidentally bought from Nature Republic. LOL

Why accidentally? I thought that it was one of the products on sale and I already bought it when I realized upon checking the receipt that it wasn't. I asked the SA's about it and it really wasn't on sale but I just didn't bother doing anything about it. I just thought that it can still be of some use for me and that it's sort of nice to finally try and use an HD foundation from a Korean brand.

Nature Republic Collagen HD Foundation 

I got this for Php 645.00 at SM North last year. I only opened it around 6 months ago though.

The shade is 23. It has SPF 25 and PA++.

Some info on the box:


I got interested in buying this because the shade of it is very warm and a bit darker than other Korean foundation shades (besides the thought that it was on sale). I think it would suit my skin tone well. 

It comes with a pump so dispensing is easy. The packaging is very classy with the translucent plastic bottle.

The scent is pretty good too. It's like a very mild floral scent.
Swatch on arm

Consistency is quite thick but easy to spread. It doesn't feel heavy on skin and it's non-sticky. You actually don't feel like you're wearing liquid foundation! It's so light!

when spread-out

when blended

It's not really that yellowish... I guess it's because of the lighting. But check out the swatches on my face. That color is more accurate.

 Bare cheeks

With the product

The product has medium coverage that is very buildable. The shade suits my warm skin tone. I'm not aware of how many shades this foundation has but I guess it's safe to say that most are in the warm shades because it comes from an Asian brand. I'm not sure as well if they carry darker shades since those often lack in Korean brands.

The finish is semi-matte. It doesn't have that very dewy finish, nor does it have any shimmer. But it still gives a matte with a little moist finish to make it look more natural.

This seems like a really good foundation when I tried it the first time. Actually, it is... for people with non-oily skin. I realized that after 6-8 hours, it starts to cake on my skin, unfortunately. But when I use this on friends with normal skin type, stays beautifully for the whole day on them. I wouldn't recommend this to people with dry skin too since it makes the dry patches very visible. :|

What I LIKE:

- Shade suits my skin tone
- Scent is good
- Feels light on skin
- Locally available
- Good coverage
- Semi-matte finish
- Packaging
- Buildable coverage
- Has SPF25 and PA++
- Sort of affordable

What I DON'T LIKE:

- Cakes when you get very oily
- Makes dry patches very visible

Would I repurchase?
I won't. One thing I hate is caking which often happens to me with liquid foundations. I still use them because I need the coverage. But if you have normal to maybe combination skin, then I think this would work great on you. :)

So what are your thoughts on the Nature Republic Collagen HD Foundation? Have you tried other HD Foundations? Which is your favorite?


Cheers,
DAWN

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Press Release : 3 Ayos Reasons Why Pinoys are Modern Heroes

Hey guys!

This coming National Heroes Day, let's appreciate our fellow Filipinos for the modern heroes that they are. AyosDito.ph prepared this article to let us know how each person is a hero in their own simple ways.


What does it mean to be a hero for you? For each person, the idea of being a hero can change. But heroism doesn’t always involve having to risk your life for your country. Sometimes, it springs from the simplest forms of kindness and ingenuity! Buti na lang, marami niyan ang mga Pinoy! (Good thing, Filipinos have heaps of that)

This month, as our nation commemorates heroes of all forms, let’s look at 3 Ayos reasons why even regular Pinoys (you, me, anyone!) deserve bragging rights to be called a modern hero:


1. Filipinos are happy spirits.
When was the last time you shared a hearty laugh with a friend? Believe it or not, that tender moment may have turned a day around.
It truly is more fun in the Philippines where as a nation, we comprise of people who just loves to live from the lighter side of life. When the times get rough, you can expect someone to make you laugh with a joke, an advice, or even a song! Always remember that a smile is powerful. Wear it, feel good with it, and next thing you know, someone else is better because you shared a smile with them.

2. Filipinos are accommodating.
Ever got hit by the “I just need someone to talk to” bug; where unloading some thoughts and feelings to a confidante is enough to make your feel better? You’re not alone in that. Fortunately, Filipinos are easily open to listen, even welcome you to their homes when you just need to feel like you’re not alone.

3. Filipinos give life a second chance.
Despite the tragedies that hit the country, it is part of the Filipino continue to rise up and try again. Sometimes, this even extends to how they treat the stuff they have lying around the house. Clothes, toys, and hobby items that Pinoys once loved, end up finding a renewed purpose when sold online.

True enough, more and more Filipinos have embraced the idea of online buy and sell through AyosDito.ph, a free online classifieds website. In fact, during a 12-month period from May 2013 to May 2014, AyosDito.ph soared with a 177% increase in number of ads posted on its platform.


The ease and speed of transactions is among the advantages and benefits of online buying and selling, often surpassing the features of traditional commerce. It is even a common experience for an AyosDito seller to post an ad online one day, and have it sold within a day or two--or even within the same day!

With these simple ways of being a hero, you have no excuse to not make each day matter. Be a modern hero today. Smile, listen, and give your pre-loved items a second chance when you post free ads on AyosDito.ph. #



Even selling your preloved items to someone who would want it more can be considered a good deed, you can even be a hero to someone since you've saved one the trouble of finding the items they need and even got them in a more affordable price. So why not try and find things that you used to love and give them a new place/purpose?


Cheers,
DAWN and LIZ

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