Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review : Krave Anti-Zit Splash

Hello dears!

Now that I am almost at my mid 20's, I have to take care of my skin better than before. Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize are the three things I make sure I do daily and that the products I use are safe and effective.

A couple of months ago, I was given the opportunity to try some of Krave Cosmeceuticals' products and one of the items I chose to try is the...

Krave Anti-Zit Splash
with Melaleuca oil & Salix Nigra

This 50ml bottle is Php 395.00.

I have it in their newer packaging. I think this looks more chic compared to the older one. It could look too plain though but I don't mind it like that since it somehow looks clean which I like with my skin care products.

The bottle isn't pretty though. The fonts are hard to read if the lighting in the room isn't bright enough. It is durable but doesn't look like it. I like the cap because it really does seal it and I didn't encounter any spills even if I brought the bottle along when I go out of town.

Here are some details at the box:

As recommended, I use this twice a day - during mornings and before I sleep at night. It has a mild scent and a mild cooling effect. No sting at all unlike those toners with alcohol. It effectively cleanses my face as well clearing all the dirt that my cleanser hasn't gotten rid of yet. This is very mild to the skin so I didn't experience any skin irritations either.

It didn't refine my large pores though and I still get my usual pimples. I tried concentrating the product to my zits to dry them faster but it barely does anything. I had to use other products to do the job. I was disappointed that it didn't do much on my problems on zits and pores which are the entire reasons why I took this toner. I would have just bought my previous toner who did the same exact thing which is Celeteque and it is much more affordable. Oh well. 


* Cleans face effectively
* No sting but has a refreshing cooling effect
* Mildly scented
* Locally available (but only sold online for now)
* No skin irritations

What I don't LIKE: 

* Packaging
* Didn't refine my large pores
* Didn't do much on my pimples - I still get zits here and there and it doesn't dry the pimples either. (I probably need a stronger formula)

That's all for this review!
Have you tried Krave Anti-Zit Splash yet?
What toner are you currently using?


Monday, April 29, 2013

Prestige SunFlower Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Sunkissed

Hey everyone!

Are you looking for a nice bronzer you can use to create the perfect bronzed look for this summer? Well, let me share with you a swatch post of a product that will give you such!

Prestige SunFlower Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Sunkissed

This is Php 675.00 in Beauty Bar.
Some of you might think this is pricey but this product comes in 20g! Quite a lot so you will enjoy a plenty amount of bronzer!

The packaging is classy and I love the tangerine color. I also like that the cover is transparent so you will be able to see the shade of the product. It doesn't come with any applicator.

This bronzer comes in 2 shades. The shade here is Sunkissed while a darker version is Terra. This one I'm sharing with you is actually my sister's. She's tanner now and prefers doing a warm, bronzy makeup!

Here's a swatch on my arm:

I love that the bronze effect isn't close to the shade of a brick which I encounter in some bronzers I get. I love the gold shimmers it comes with. It gives you the beach glow that is just gorgeous! This product is so easy to blend, especially to our Filipina skin!

That's all for this quick swatch post!
What's your current bronzer?


Wanna Have a SureSlim Success Story?

 Hey guys!

Having troubles with weight loss? Wanna wear that sexy swimsuit this summer but would like to first have a sexier and more toned body to flaunt? Then check out SureSlim, a weight loss program that will help you lose weight without having to use much of your time to exercise especially of you're too busy and already stressed out and tired from work. Read below their press release for more information about the program...

"SureSlim Wellness Program is a medically founded and safe weight loss program that enables people to lose weight quickly and naturally by balancing the 3 hormones -- Human Growth Hormones, Insulin and Serotonin, thereby fixing your metabolism and making you lose weight very quickly. It is an international weight loss organization that’s been around since 1996 and has branches in countries like Canada, Australia, UK, New Zealand and South Africa.Now in the Philippines, we aim to help our fellow Filipinos achieve their desired weight without magic pills,
potions, injections or processed foods. That’s because we only work with our clients one-on- one to apply a personalized eating plan that complements their lifestyles. In short, with SureSlim, you do not feel deprived--you lose weight while eating!"

"One of our celebrity clients, Saab Magalona, shared her weight loss testimonial (blog post link: http://www.spellsaab.com/2013/01/how-to-lose-the-holiday-weight). Even her sisters, Maxene and Clara, brother Elmo and her mom Pia are enrolled in our program and has since lost weight with SureSlim."

More success stories below!

SureSlim is also safe for diabetics! Read below how SureSlim can be helpful to you or to anyone you know who has diabetes.

"As of 2010, the number of diabetics was listed at 3.4 million, and at the rate cases are increasing, that figure could be 6.16 million in 2030, representing a prevalence rate of 7.7 percent to 8.9 percent, said the experts.
According to a fact sheet, diabetes is “a serious, lifelong disease and is a disorder of metabolism — the way our body uses the food we eat for growth and energy.” This condition is commonly known as having high glucose or sweetness in the blood.
Diabetes, however, is associated with long-term complications like blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, kidney failure, amputation of limbs, nerve damage, and stroke.
There are two kinds of diabetes — Type 1, which is more triggered by genetic predisposition; Type 2 which is associated with lifestyle and gestational diabetes, a condition that affects pregnant women during pregnancy. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 percent of all cases in the Philippines.
Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco, former president of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, underscored the need to mitigate the effects of diabetes by focusing on prevention and proper management of cases. She added that lifestyle change and adherence to medication must be observed to prevent complications of diabetes. “It’s really basically lifestyle modification. We encourage our patients to watch what they eat and to work on something that they will do regularly,” she said.

NOTE: Bloodtest results of an insulin-dependent SureSlim patient after undergoing SureSlim program. SureSlim has normalized her blood sugar levels.
What’s great about SureSlim is the fact that they are the only weight loss program in the world that has specialized programs for everyone — kids aged 7 to 12, teens, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, pregnant women and nursing mothers, even Hindu and Muslim fasting programs with no maximum age limit.
Over 500,000 people have lost weight on the SureSlim program worldwide. In fact, many Type 2 diabetic clients, who are applying the program successfully, eventually go off all blood sugar lowering medication. Because the program normalizes insulin levels, SureSlim clients lose weight efficiently and effectively while experiencing total health wellness.

The secret of SureSlim’s success is based on a scientific and personalized approach to weight loss, supported by extensive medical research – including nutrition, metabolic processes and hormone regulation. Simply put, SureSlim corrects a person’s metabolism to lose weight quickly and enabling them to keep it off thereafter.

If you want to know more about SureSlim, call 661-8058 today and schedule a FREE info session.

Remember, it’s not YOU... it’s your METABOLISM. For more information about our program, you may contact our SureSlim consultants."


2904 Atlanta Centre, 31 Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan City, Metro Manila 1504

Tel #: +632.661.8058

Email: info@sureslimph.com

I am also currently trying my best to lose weight. I just enrolled in a gym a few weeks ago and has been doing workouts at least 4 times a week! Maybe if I save up, I can also enroll to this program and try it out for myself!

Have you tried SureSlim? If you have, do share you experience with us! :D


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review : San San Gel Eyeliner

Hello ladies!

Dawn and I are eyeliner junkies... she just generally likes them, and I am just in need of them to make my eyes look less droopy and sleepy. So imagine our excitement over getting this product from San San.

And here's our review on the product.

First off, this comes in two colors, your classic black and brown liners.

Product details.
This product has Paraben.

We think San San has definitely made a very very good product with this gel eyeliners. The packaging is practical and very ergonomic.

It's small so it's very portable. Although I don't particularly think it has any sense of cuteness or appeal in terms of making it very attractive to the eyes but that's ok, it makes up for it's practicality.

Of course, like most gel liner bottles, the cap is screwed on and it comes with it's own brush, which is conveniently attached to the cap. Just pull it off when you need to use it, and push it in when you're done. :) Very practical don't you think? This way, you save space when you're travelling and you lessen the chances of losing the brush.

The accompanying brush is very easy to use and great for pinpoint work. It also gets a good amount of product and is stiff enough to allow you that control you so need when doing those tight lines. :)

Product Formulation
The consistency is quite commendable as well. It does not dry out fast. I'd say, it's not putty like, compared to other gel liners I've used, it's a bit loose-er something like that... an in between of gels and liquid liners.

As you can see, the color is very bold. You do not need go over it a few times to make it bold. Although it takes a while for it to dry up.

Applied on the lids.

Lasting Power
This is a very long lasting and durable product. Here it is applied on the forearm...
... smudged (very smudge-proofed)

... splashed with water then smudged (water-proof)

Used a hand sanitizer and smudged, still there!

Using makeup remover and smudged once.

However, it does melt a little when you get oily lids... so the lasting power depends on how oily your lids get and how fast it oils up. But it lasts for a good and decent 12 hours, more or less. :)

So that's our review on this amazing product. The price is around Php 115.00.

To summarize:

What I like:
Product consistency and formulation
Long lasting
Locally Available
Easy to use
Applicator brush included
Color is solid

What I don't like:
contains Paraben

Will I buy again?

Hope you try it as well and hope you'll share with us your experience with this product.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bonus Alert! Double Points Weekend at GrantonWorld PH

 Hi everyone!

Great news from GrantonWorld!!!

Double Points Weekend at GrantonWorld PH

Every one who buys gets 2 bonus credit for every single peso spent! These credits can be used to buy deals as well! Nice deal, eh?

 This will last until the Sunday only. So go and visit GrantonWorldPH and find the best deals you can enjoy!

By the way, I will announce the winners to our giveaway with GrantonWorld sometime next week! Stay tuned to see if you won a Victoria Jackson Survival Kit!


Friday, April 26, 2013

Be blown away by The Body Shop's Mind-blowing Anniversary Sale

 Hello, lovely readers!

I have great news to share with you. Especially if you love The Body Shop and their products like I do!

 Be blown away by The Body Shop's Mind-blowing Anniversary Sale

"Early TBS 17th Birthday celebration for our special LOVE YOUR BODY members!
(A happy birthday in advance, The Body Shop!)

Come celebrate with The Body Shop as we mark our 17th Anniversary with a MEMBERS ONLY SALE that is truly mind blowing – up to 70% OFF wide range of products from APRIL 25-29 (Thursday- Monday)"

I already bought some for me! I got the Moringa Body Milk and the Strawberry Body Mist! :P

 "As an added ANNIVERSARY TREAT, get these gorgeous bonuses/freebies.  At a minimum 2000 pesos spend, get an eco-mug designed by student-winners from University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design and De La Salle College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts." 

I super love that brush! I used to have one but my sis who's in AU now took it with her. The mug is so nice too! I use it everyday when I drink my daily tea. :P

The Body Shop is celebrating its 17th birthday with a MIND-BLOWING SALE for its beloved customers. 
Up to 70% off great and wide selection of bestselling and iconic The Body Shop products. 
Mind Blowing Sale starts April 30!

Exciting news, right? So what are you waiting for???? Go to the nearest The Body Shop branch now!! Do share with me what you got! :D

And by the way, I'd like to ask for a small request...

The Body Shop is currently having a Facebook Contest in which I joined in... I need more people to 'LIKE' my entry!

I'd appreciate if you help me by liking the picture above. It would really mean a lot to me! :D

That's it for now! Have a great weekend, everyone!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 Virginia Olsen Brushes

Hey everyone!

Looking for hypoallergenic, vegan, eco-friendly and cruelty free makeup brushes?
Then I know just what you need!

Introducing the 2013 Virginia Olsen Brushes!!!

A few days ago, I attended the 2013 summer products launch of Victoria Olsen and there I was able to try their 2013 brush sets for the first time.

Top to bottom Precision Pencil brush, Short Shader brush, Angled Eye Contour brush, Flat Top brush, and Sculpting brush. 

"Virginia Olsen not only offers quality mineral makeup, but we also have Beauty Tools that complement our natural mineral cosmetics. In addition to our seven existing brushes Total Face brush, Kabuki brush, Contour/Blush brush, Eyeshadow brush, Blending brush, Concealer brush and Angled Eyeliner/Brow brush we are excited to unveil five more to our collection
this year! "

For this post, I shall share with you each brushes and their respective descriptions from their press release. I also have a few comments on the two brushes they included in my press kit namely the sculpting brush and the short shader brush.

This soft and smooth brush has a long, round and
tapered bristles for shading and contouring. The angled
design is just the right size to make a sideways "v" at
the outside corner of the eye lid.Just gently follow the
natural crease of the socket blending back and forth to
build up depth of color. 

This face brush is ideal for buffing and blending color.
The flat, round and feathery head provides lightweight
and buildable yet seamless coverage that complements
our mineral makeup. Just apply the powder using short
buffing strokes from the face to the jaw line

The soft, smooth and synthetic bristles are shaped into a
unique pencil/bullet shaped tip for precise makeup
application. It is designed to fit into the crease of the eye
and to result in a perfectly blended shadow, as well as
for applying color along the lash line or the lid. This is the
right tool for blending eyeliner into eyeshadow to create
smokey eye looks. 

This brush is designed for contouring your cheek
bones and jawline for that slimmer and younger
looking face. It is ideal for controlled application of
highlighting, brightening and bronzing powders.
Simply sweep powder or bronzer on your face and
create a buildable coverage to add definition to your
facial structure. 

The shape is unique and it really makes contouring so easy! My bronzer never looked as good and natural!

This extremely versatile flat brush simplifies application
of eye makeup. It can be used for applying a spot of
color onto small areas of the eye such as the outer
eyelid or for smudging on the lower lash line. The short
and precise flat head yields a more concentrated color

This works really well with the eyeshadows I got from the event. It gets the pigment well and leaves a pretty bold color upon application! 

These brushes are made from premium-grade materials, which can be used with wet or dry products. The synthetic Japanese-grade Taklon bristles are hypo-allergenic and safe for delicate complexions.The sleek ferrules are made from recycled aluminum. The natural bamboo handle has a low impact on the Earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant. Each professional length brush is created for precision and has been designed with the right density to create flawless, natural finish in every makeup application. 

All brushes are eco-friendly, cruelty free and vegan, so no animals were harmed. They are
available by set to get better value (discounted at Php 1,500.00) or you can also get them

For more info, please visit: www.VirginiaOlsen.com
Follow us in twitter: http://twitter.com/Virginia_Olsen

Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/Virginia_Olsen Like us on Facebook: http:// facebook.com/VirginiaOlsenMinerals 

I agree with most of what's in this press release!
The brushes are so soft!!! I can't take my hands off of them! I enjoyed doing my usual makeup application with the two new brushes I have. These are certainly a must-try! And what's great is that they are on a huge discount! :D

Have you tried any of Virginia Olsen's makeup brushes?
Which of them do you find most interesting?


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Makeup Experiment #8 : Edward Cullen Inspired (Rugged Version)

Hey everyone!

It's been a while since I did a makeup experiment (last one was back in August, 2012). It's kind of hard to find people willing to be my guinea pigs mostly because of their busy schedules. But at long last! I finally convinced someone to do a makeup experiment session with and her request is to be...

Edward Cullen!
But a bit more rugged... Another Boy Version Makeover! I keep getting requests for those. :P

Anyway, meet my model for this experiment, Ken. She was introduced to me by my college friend, Renz. We met sometime ago at Eastwood and a few days later, we were doing this makeup experiment! Talk about a very willing victim! Haha!

She wanted to transform into Edward Cullen.
I, myself, haven't watched or read the series so I had to base everything on the pictures given to me by google. I guess it was a bit easy to do since Ken's features somehow resembles some of Robert Pattinson's like the lips and a bit of his face shape.

The tricky part is Ken requested that she gets some facial hair too! I know Edward Cullen doesn't grow beard anymore since he is a vampire (correct me if I am wrong. :P) but Ken just wanted to see herself with such. :P

So without further delay, here are the pictures.

Makeup by :Me
Hairstyle : Ken Mortel
Model : Ken Mortel
Photos by : Renz Mandac
Place taken : My room

That's all for this makeup experiment!
I would have added the list of the makeups I used by I forgot some of them already... Sorry!

Hopefully I get more people to do these experiments with. I'm just a comment or FB Message away for volunteers! Haha!