Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014 Haul

Hey everyone!

Sharing my new acquisitions for this month. They are mostly organic products and most were bought so that I can bring them with me during my 3 week vacation in the US.

Many of them are hair care products too because I just got my hair colored a few weeks ago and I also got it permed last April.

So here are the new products:

Australian Pure Emu Oil
I've read some Emu Oil reviews and they say that this helps in moisturizing skin and hair as well as treat fine lines and acne scars. 

Beyond Scents "I am Rescued" Hair Masque
This is priced less than Php 200.00
I like the cooling effect and it really makes my hair softer.

Filhgrow Filherb Hair Growth - probable less than Php 200.00
I can't say that this helped with my hair growth. I've almost finished the tube but I don't see much difference. Or maybe I need to wait? :P

Le Vina Pimple Remover
I can't remember the price and I haven't used this yet so I can't say anything about it's effectivity.

Human Nature 100% Natural Premium Deodorant - Around Php 89.75
I like the scent but this deo is too mild for me. :(

All Organics Hydra Mist - Around Php 150.00? Not so sure.

Some stuff for the doggies :P

Bought a Pavlova Cake for Mother's Day from Bizu

And I got these skincare freebies with the cake from Clinique! Cool huh? I gave it to my mom but she said she doesn't use these and they're better off with me. :/

Grapeseed Glossing Serum - Php 650.00 (Buy 1 Take 1 Promo)
All in One Face Base discounted from Php 1,295.00 to Php 495.00

I also received some more TBS goodies as gifts! Hope you stay tuned for the reviews! :D

Healthy Hair Professional Hair Treatment - Php 199.75

Dove Hair Therapy Intense Repair Conditioner- Php 149.00
Dove Nourishing Oil Care - Php 253.00
I also got a free bag! :D
Gatsby Water Wax Air Lock - Php 195.00

Some hygiene stuff. :P

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Aura - discounted from Php 895.00 to Php 295.75
Not in photo: Burt's Bees Acne Toner - discounted from Php 950 to Php 350.00

From Forever 21:
2 Tank tops - Php 145.00 each
Ultra Soft Facial Cleansing Brush - Php 280.00

Bobbie Cuticle Softener - Php 19.00
Foot Treats Moisturizing Foot Soak - Php 129.00
Foot Treats Anti-Bacterial Foot Soak - (they were Buy 1 Take 1 too)
Lactacyd White Intimate - Php 64.75

Annnnnnddddd that's all!
Will continue my shopping spree when I'm in the US. Hopefully I find some good makeup deals there! <3 font="">
If you have some suggestions of things that are a must to buy there, please comment them below! :D


Friday, May 30, 2014

Unboxing : May 2014 Saladbox

Hello lovelies!

Look what arrived today! It's this month's Saladbox.
I subscribed to another box because they have the promo, Php 333 per month or buy 3 boxes for Php 1,000.00 only.

So let's open the box!

You get this letter first about the products inside.

With descriptions and prices of the full-size items.

And here are the products!!!

Trial Pack of Tresemmé Smooth and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner

A trial tube of Dentiste Plus White Toothpaste

Yüka Nail Polish Remover Wipes

Regatta Fresh Sunshine Body Spray

And that's all. I guess this month's box is just okay. I guess I just expected more because the two previous boxes were really good. But at least I am willing to use all of the products included in this box so I'm fine with it.

So what do you think of the items inside May 2014 Saladbox? 


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack

Hey everyone!

I'm slowly becoming a fan of face packs. Before, I was very lazy to apply these kinds of skincare. But beginning last year, I began getting fond of using face packs. They just make my face so soft. One of the latest I've tried is the Egg Mousse Pack from Too Cool For School...

Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack
I bought this at their SM North branch. I can't remember the price though. :(

So a mousse pack is a wash-off mask. I apply it all over my face and massage it for a some minutes. Massaging it is quite fun since this pack is very foamy. Reminds me of shaving creams. :P I let it stay on my face for a good 15-20 minutes before I rinse it off.

But before I share my thoughts on this, let's check the products info:

Well, that's the labels but I got some more info that are in english on their website:

What attracted me to buy this product is the name. It says it's an "egg face mousse pack!" EGG! That already got me curious. Plus, the font used for the product name is cute. But anyway, I know that egg whites have been used as homemade skincare regimen so I thought that maybe this is good. Plus the foaminess is a big plus because it just made me want to try it out more.

It dispenses like this, and when you start massaging it, it foams up more. It smells really good so I don't mind that I have to leave it on for a while. 

After rinsing, my face really feels clean and it is softer. You will also feel like your face is a bit firm... you know the feeling when a raw egg dries up on your skin? Well, there's also a little bit of that. I've been using this twice a week for the past couple of months and I haven't experienced any irritations.

I think this product can be used by people with any skin type. I have oily skin but this didn't dry my skin nor cause it to go hyper oily (haha!). It's fun to use because of the foam (I usually use this while watching a 20-30 minute TV series episode) so I do recommend this product.

Have you tried this product yet? Have you used other mousse kind of face packs?


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Rock On

Hey dears!

Sharing yet another swatch post!

Lately I've been interested in adding a bit more unique colors to my lippie collection. I don't own much dark shades so I purchase a few affordable ones when I see them. I don't think I need to invest on expensive ones since I know I won't be using them much. I just think that they can be useful in makeup experiments and such. :P

So a month or two ago, I bought this lip gloss...

Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss

And it's only Php 139.00.

The shade is called Rock On.

I don't have this color yet so I just bought it. I was hoping that it would be very pigmented.

Here are the labels on the tube.

And this is the applicator.

Swatch on my hand

As you can see, it's quite sheer. But the glitters are very pretty.

And on my lips

I achieved this look around 3 or 4 layers. I was quite disappointed about how sheer it was but I really do find the glitters lovely. I think this would look great with a dark lipstick underneath.

So what do you think of the Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Rock On?


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Makeup Experiment #13 : Zell

Hey everyone!

At last, I get to post another makeup experiment! The last one I posted was way back in September 2013. So after 8 months, here's another one... and it's another girl-to-boy transformation!

Well, here's my friend/officemate Jho dressed up as Zell, a character from the game Final Fantasy VIII. Both of us are fans of the RPG game and Zell is her favorite character...

And here's Zell. The ever-so-energetic, hotdog-loving guy with an awesome tattoo!

The tattoo on his face is very iconic that I made sure I got it right on her smaller face.

So here's are before and after pictures of Jho.

Jho actually cosplays so wearing wigs, costumes, and makeup is nothing new to her. She's already thinking of cosplaying Zell when we did this makeover. It's like a practice makeup to see if it would suit her. The wig she used is for a different character that she'll be doing soon so she can't cut it to make it look more like Zell's hair. But like I said, this is just a practice makeup session so there'll be a better version of this pretty soon.

And since this is just trial makeup, we only did this inside a hotel room in Subic during the evening of our office's team building session. Jho doesn't have the costumes yet and we just did some point-and-shoot with a camera in the dimly-lighted room.

Since Zell is a boy, I had to do some extra contouring using a darker shade of cream foundation-concealer. I made her jaw look sharper and cheekbones higher. I made some mistakes though like getting the eyeliner too thick. It was quite tricky to do. :|

The makeover was super fun to do but it was quite time consuming... especially since our bosses are also in the room. HAHA! Awkward! They didn't mind though. :P Anyway, Jho and I worked together to achieve this look. I took care of the makeup while she did the hair styling.

I'm bad at hair-styling but Jho, on the other hand, is very good at it. She gets paid to fix wigs for other cosplayers!

Makeup by : Me 
Hairstyle : Jho
Model : Jho
Photos by : Me
Place taken : A hotel room in Subic

So before I end this post here's a pic of our model taking a selfie while covering her mouth. She kept saying that she has an awkward mouth. So I took a picture of her taking a picture of herself. :P

Anyway, hopefully Jho can soon finish her Zell outfit and do the photoshoot. I'm really excited to see her with the whole look. :D

So any thoughts on this makeup experiment? Any suggestions on my next experiment? Comment them below!