It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VC Effector || Product Review

Price: PHP 390
Availability: Beauty MNL, Althea 
Net Weight: 30ml

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
A lightweight, brightening essence that just happens to be It’s Skin’s bestseller amongst all Power 10 Formula variants

INGREDIENTS: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyglutamic Acid, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Triethanol amine, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA

KEY INGREDIENTS: Vitamin C, green tea extracts Continue reading “It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VC Effector || Product Review”

Skin Savers: Snoe Shoo-zit! Don’t Bother Me! Buff The Magic Cystic Buffering Solution

Having acne prone skin, I’ve tried a lot of so-called “quick fixes”; from DIY tips such as using toothpaste (please don’t do this) to store-bought solutions. I can count on one hand the number of things that actually worked for me.

This tiny bottle of spot treatment from Snoe Beauty made it into the list. Continue reading “Skin Savers: Snoe Shoo-zit! Don’t Bother Me! Buff The Magic Cystic Buffering Solution”

Colourette Colourglaze Vivid Lip Gloss || Product Review + Swatches

Price: PHP 499
Availability: Colourette kiosks, Official Website, Lazada, Shopee, and through Online Partners/Dealers
Net Weight: 6.5g

The lip gloss trend from the 90’s is making a comeback, and thanks to Colourette Cosmetics, they’re better than ever!  Continue reading “Colourette Colourglaze Vivid Lip Gloss || Product Review + Swatches”

Jazzy France Sleek Matte Eyeshadow Palette – Night Out || Product Review

Price: 1,299
Availability: Jazzy France/Pinkies Collections kiosks (SM Department Store and Watsons)

There are plenty of eyeshadow palettes in the market; however, it’s tricky to find one that is at par with high end brands. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found this drugstore gem. The Jazzy France Sleek Matte Eyeshadow Palette in “Night Out” is – dare I say – the best matte eyeshadow palette I’ve ever tried! Continue reading “Jazzy France Sleek Matte Eyeshadow Palette – Night Out || Product Review”

Le Blanc’s Kikay Tint || Product Review + Swatches

I’m not the biggest fan of lip tints. I’m a full lip coverage kind of person and I absolutely love pigmented lipsticks and liquid lipsticks, but sometimes, they can look too overpowering — especially, when going for a natural look. This is where lip and cheek tints save the day!

Lately, I’ve been loving these adorable lip and cheek tints from Le Blanc’s Beauty & ScentStation. Continue reading “Le Blanc’s Kikay Tint || Product Review + Swatches”

Le Blanc’s Eyebrow Gel || Product Review + Swatches (UPDATED)

Quick story: The LAST thing I learned how to do might surprise you. Eyebrows. Yes—eyebrows: one of the core basics of makeup. The “frame” of the face. It’s very ironic considering that my brows are my most complimented feature. It took me a while to master pencil and powders; you can imagine how baffled I was when brow pomades became a thing.

Everyone knows about the famous Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. While beauty gurus raved about this product, I branded it as a mere “hype”. I was satisfied with my trusty pencils and powders. Plus, brow pomades are pricey! ABH Dipbrow retails for $18 (on their website), but it’s sold for PHP 1,200 locally at Beauty MNL. Its equally well-known dupe is the Colourpop Precision Brow Colour ($6 USD) which retails for PHP 500.

So, what changed my mind? Continue reading “Le Blanc’s Eyebrow Gel || Product Review + Swatches (UPDATED)”

San San Eyebrow Powder Duo and Eyebrow Mascara || Product Review + Swatches

San San is a brand that has been in the makeup market for a very long time. I remember seeing my mother use their old lip balm in the classic light blue packaging when I was just a little girl. A few of my very first makeup products were also from San San. I practically grew up with the brand! Even now, I still love their products. I love their HD Foundation; and their Age Defense Two Way Cake is my HG pressed powder. [I have 5 extra compacts in case I run out of my current one. That’s how much I love it!]

This review is dedicated to two new additions to their line of eyebrow products: the eyebrow powder duo and eyebrow mascara. I’m surprised I haven’t seen a lot of reviews of these! They have been out in the market for about a year now. Continue reading “San San Eyebrow Powder Duo and Eyebrow Mascara || Product Review + Swatches”

Le Blanc’s Beauty & ScentStation: Ultra Healing BB Cream and Duo Cream Foundation || Product Review

This is such a long overdue review. I’ve been using these products since last year. Please, do take note that the photos in this post were taken a long time ago. So, if anyone would wonder why I look (slightly?) different, that’s why. Anyway, let’s jump to the review. I will be featuring two products: the Ultra Healing BB Cream and Duo Cream Foundation. Continue reading “Le Blanc’s Beauty & ScentStation: Ultra Healing BB Cream and Duo Cream Foundation || Product Review”

Skin Savers: Le Blanc’s Beauty & ScentStation Tamanu Ultra Healing Soap and Serum

I had clear skin for most of my youth. Unfortunately, in my junior year of high school, I had a really bad acne breakout. It really affected my self-esteem. (Those who follow me from my old blog would know that I refrained from posting photos of my face because of this.) I tried many different anti-acne products. Unfortunately, my acne is cause by hormonal issues. So, topical remedies can only go so far with curing my acne. As I got older, my skin has been on a rollercoaster ride. One moment, it’s clear. The next, I have a bad acne breakout. It’s really tough. Continue reading “Skin Savers: Le Blanc’s Beauty & ScentStation Tamanu Ultra Healing Soap and Serum”

Skin Savers: Aimee’s Premium Soaps

Price: PHP 70 – PHP 350 price range (varies per product)
Place of PurchaseAimee’s Soaps IG Account (Order Form link at the end of this post)
Also Available at: Hello MNL Store, Amiee’s Soaps FB Account, Pop-Up Stores at local bazaars (Katipunan Weekend Market, Marker’s Market)

Quick backstory:
Since early 2016, I became a fan of organic products, especially skincare and makeup. Since then, I have always been on the look out for organic brands — particularly, local indie brands. So, when I attended Craft MNL’s Product Photography Workshop with Jery C. Garcia, I met the founder and proprietress of Aimee’s Soaps, Amy Colanta, I just had to ask about her brand and products.

After the workshop, I asked for her business card and contacted her the day after to order some of her bestsellers to try and review them here on my blog. Surely enough, she was very accommodating!

Now, on to the review. Continue reading “Skin Savers: Aimee’s Premium Soaps”