Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Eye Color in Halo

Hey guys!

I'm sharing another multi-purpose product from Ellana!

I really appreciate that Ellana provides us with these fabulous products that have more than one functions. You can see them in my reviews (click here to read them). This one that I'm writing about is an eye shadow that I also use as an eye liner and a highlighter.

Ellana Minerals Eye Color in Halo
Php 150.00.

I got this from my August Glamourbox.

Info about the product from the website:

Halo can be used as:

- LIP COLOR (when added to lip gloss)

What is Multipurpose Mineral Powder?

It's pure high intensity mineral pigments that can be used as eyeshadows, eyeliners, blushes, lip colors, bronzers, and body shimmers. Our colors come in matte, shimmer, and frost finish. Note that some shades cannot be used for the lips.

Swatch on hand

LOVE the pigmentation. It gives a sort of ethereal feel. I feel like I'm one of those Elves in Lothlórien! (LOL) The shimmer and the fine glitters give that magical vibe into the beautiful purplish-pink shade.

Check out these shots below. It shows how I usually use it as an eyeshadow.

I use a darker shade of purple at the outer corners of the lids to add depth.

This would look good as a sheer blush to those with very fair skin. But since I have a medium-tone skin, I use it as a highlighter. See the photo below.

See that sheen on top of my cheekbones? That's Halo giving me that beautiful glow! I just love how it makes my face look "blooming," especially when the makeup colors used are mostly pink.

I also use this as an eyeliner. I usually line this below my bottom lashes to create a brighter set of eyes.

So what are your thoughts about this products? Have you tried any eye color shades from Ellana Minerals yet?

For more info about Ellana, check out their:

Ellana is available online and at the following branches:
The Ramp, 2nd Floor Glorietta 3, Makati City, The Ramp; 2nd Floor Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City; The Ramp, 1st Floor Trinoma Mall, Quezon City; Unit 203 La Fuerza Plaza 2, Chino Roces Ave. Corner Sabio St., Makati City

Disclaimer: If you click the Ellana links on this post (or the Ellana banner at the side bar), you get a discount when you buy online and I get a small amount of money in return because I joined their affiliate program. But even though I benefit from this, rest assured that all I stated in my posts are honest reviews. :)


Monday, October 20, 2014

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in Gold Shine

Hey loves!

Sharing a quick swatch post of one of the eyeliners I've recently bought...

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in Gold Shine No. 12
I bought this at SM Mall of Asia department store for Php 475.00.

I just bought this so I could give it a try. I am a fan of their Kill Black Pen Eyeliner so I was hoping that their gel liner pencil would be equally impressive.

Anyway, let's see first what the product info says about the eyeliner:

Ooooh! It's available in different shades!

Packaging looks really classy. I love the black pencil with the labels colored according to the shade of the product.

The sharpener label doesn't mean that it has the literal sharpener we know. This pencil is a twist-up pencil and in order to get more product, you just twist the end a.k.a. the "sharpener" part.

Here's the closeup of the pencil.

And here's the full-extent of it.

Swatch on my hand

When smudged

The colored stayed but there's a little smudging that happened. It's still okay for me since I plan on using this under my lower lash line. Check the photos below.

The effect just brightens the eyes. I already have a pink one from Holika Holika that I absolutely love. This one, I use when I want a warmer shimmer.

This is a really good product and I love the pigmentation... it's just that I'm not super impressed with this because the Jewel-Light Pencils from Holika Holika works just as good but is worth half the price of this one so if ever I want other colors, I'd go with the Holika ones. :P

So what do you think of this product? Have you tried other products from Clio yet?


Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Range

Hey loves!

Have you guys jumped into the Argan oil craze yet? If you already have or still planning to, you might be interested to check out the Wild Argan Oil range from The Body Shop.

I received these three products to try out and so far, I'm loving how these products keep my skin and hair feel softer and smoother!

So let's get to know what this range is all about from the press release.


Deep in the foothills of the Atlas mountains in Morocco grows the wild Argan tree – the only area in the world where it thrives naturally.
Here, local Berber women hand-pick and meticulously hand-crack the best quality nuts, which are then slowly pressed to extract the purest, most radiant oil.
For centuries, the Berber women have used Argan oil, traditionally as part of their hammam beauty rituals, to protect and nourish their skin and hair from the harsh Saharan winds and fierce sun. It is rich in essential fatty acids - including linoleic acid (Omega 6) - and natural tocopherols, making it a superior skin-nourishing ingredient and earning it the title "Queen of Oils".

5% of the skin is on the face so it’s important not to forget the body
Skin on your body ages just as fast as your face, so don't neglect it.

Moroccan women indulge in weekly cleansing rituals at their local hammam, where the combination of regular
steaming, scrubs and massages leaves their skin radiant and soft. Now you can experience the reinvigorating
benefits of a hammam in your own home with The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Bath & Bodycare range.

And now, the products:

 Body Butter

This 200ml tub is worth Php 695.00.

Rough Scrub

 The 200ml tub is Php 995.00

 The Radiant Oil
This is worth Php 1,595.00

And there's also a shower gel that's Php 395.00 that holds 250ml.

All these products smell so good. It's like a sweet nutty flavor. I am really liking it. Although this is still not one of my favorites (I LOVE Moringa and Vanilla most, of course), this is still quite addicting!

I'm no stranger to the body butters and body scrubs from The Body Shop. They are all really good and these new additions are also as good as the other ones. It will really leave your skin softer and smoother and smelling oh so good! The Radiant Oil, on the other hand, is my favorite because it just does wonders to my hair! It keeps it moisturized and makes it look healthier. You should definitely check this out!

And that's the Wild Argan Oil range from The Body Shop. What do you think of it? Do you see any product there that intrigues you?


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask

Hello awesome people!

I currently have long, permed, and colored (ombre) hair. I do love how it currently looks and I've been receiving many compliments about it. But having my hair exposed to so many chemicals made it, especially at the ends, dry and damaged. So to make my hair look better and healthier, I try to give it some deep-moisturization from hair masks every week.

I'm currently using this,

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask
I bought this for Php 499.00 at SM Department Store.

I chose to get this because I've read some good reviews about the products from Organix and I wanted to see if they were true.

So while I was at the counter, I checked the back of the tub to get to know the product better. You'll see some product description and other important details such as the ingredients list.

Here are more info from ULTA's website:

It replenishes moisture without a heavy build-up. It is beneficial to normal, dry, and damaged hair and gives hair a tangle and frizz free finish. Macadamia oil will extend the life of color treatments. Bamboo extract helps strengthen the hair follicle and retain moisture to promote shine. Sulfate and paraben free.

After shampooing with OGX Shampoo, apply OGX Intensive Moisture Mask generously to wet hair, working through to ends. Wait 3-5 minutes (for extremely dry hair, apply, and cover with shower cap and leave in for 20 minutes). Rinse hair thoroughly. For best results use in conjunction with other OGX products.

I asked the SA too at the counter which of the Organix line would give my hair the best moisturization that won't bring down my curls and this was one of her recommendations.

So I use this after I shampoo my hair. I apply this and concentrate at the ends of my hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. While rinsing, I noticed that my curly hair detangles on its own. I was amazed with that. And once my hair dries, it feels softer and looks bouncier!

I'm impressed with this product and would certainly buy again when I finish this. It's pricier than the ones I used before but this is more effective in keeping my hair moisturized! It's worth the price, I swear!

Have you guys tried any products from Organix? I'd like to hear your thoughts about them. :)



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