Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Water-based makeup removers have always been my choice when it comes to this stuff but when I ran out of my trusted Bifesta Cleansing Lotion, I thought of giving other products a shot before deciding whether or not to repurchase my fave. One particular product I decided to try just recently was this DHC Deep Cleansing Oil primarily because it seems to be huge thing in Hong Kong. I haven't really heard about this brand prior our HK trip but apparently, it's a good brand - every Watsons and Mannings in HK International Airport has this! I'm hoping it's somewhat like the much-coveted Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil since I still can't afford Shu. HAHA.
Product Description:
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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil makeup remover completely dissolves all traces of dirt and cosmetics—even waterproof mascara and eyeliner—while nourishing your complexion with antioxidant-rich olive oil. Using dry hands, massage it onto your dry face, and it immediately goes to work. Add water and it transforms to a milky, vitamin-rich emulsion that rinses clean, leaving your skin feeling soft and nurtured; never dry or greasy. One try and you’ll understand why it’s the ultimate cleanser.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OOTD: Road Rage

Okay, here's a random ice breaker from all the product reviews I've been snowballing at 'ya. This is actually what I wore to the Forever21xPhFW event last Friday. Incidentally, this is also what I was wearing during my first ever episode of "road rage". HAHA. As I was saying on my previous post, the left rear portion of my car was hit by a trailer truck on my way to the event. I was in Magallanes going straight to Buendia when the truck forced itself the U-turn slot just as I was passing the narrow U-turn slot. I went hysterical when the truck driver won't even go down to talk to me. I was so mad I was shouting at him and banging his door for him to come down. Anyway, it was a good thing that I was all made up. I think that kinda intimidated him - if I was wearing my casual outfit, he might have pushed me around thinking I'm too young to know better. Argh! So much for that. Haha.
Going back to the clothes,
Black Jersey Dress & Grey Cardigan from Lao Jie Street Market, China 
Gold Casio Vintage Watch from Chelseakhiel Pinas | High-Cut Sneakers from Coach

Review: Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup in 200 Sand Beige

With recent events, I'm starting to really believe in the law of attraction. Take this Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup for example. This has been on my wishlist since last year but I never bought it because I have a lot of untouched foundations that are still waiting to be reviewed. I had to have extreme self-control whenever I pass by Revlon counters in malls just so I won't unleash the shopaholic in me. HAHA. I've read so much great reviews about this that I finally decided to give in but just when I was about to purchase it online, a package from Eman De Leon, Revlon's resident makeup artist, came to my doorsteps. To tell you that I was excited was an obvious understatement. I was ecstatic!
F-I-N-A-L-L-Y! :D
 Product Description:
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Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup. Finally, truly decadent makeup offers ultimate performance. The mousse-like texture feels like silk on your skin and the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All-day, flexible wear without flaking, caking, or feeling heavy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Wash

I often cast aside product samples especially when I also get the full-sized product. But during my recent stay in China, I began to appreciate samples so much more. We didn't have much luggage space with all the shoes, makeup and extra bag that I brought (plus all the pasalubongs), I had no choice but to bring deluxe samples in tubes and even those in single-use sachets. One of the things I brought with me was a couple tubes of  Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Wash and Purifying Masks thinking that the latter would be pretty useful in calming my skin given the sudden change in environment.

Himalaya Herbals founded in 1930, have a range of ‘head to heel’ herbal healthcare and personal care products. They contain 100% Herbal Actives hence making them extremely safe and highly effective.  I haven't really tried them before the trip but I thought the timing was as good as any. :)
Product Description:
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Himalaya's Purifying Neem Face Wash is a soap-free, herbal formulation that clears impurities and helps clear pimples. A natural blend of Neem and Turmeric bring together their antibacterial and antifungal properties to prevent the recurrence of acne over time. Suitable for all skin types. Best for acne-prone skin.

Review: Palty Hair Color in Milk Tea Brown

I woke up unusually early the other day which is quite surprising really because I slept at around 3 in the morning so I had like only 4 hours of sleep in total. Anyway, I was feeling a bit hyper when I woke up and decided to try this Palty Hair Color in Milk Tea Brown I got from the latest Watsons Wonders Beauty Box (Read more HERE) on my little sister. I initially wanted to try this myself since my roots are growing out so fast and my previous hair color now looks a bit ombre. But I've been putting off the idea of changing my hair color to a different shade of brown - if it's not red, then no thank you. Good thing my sister was more than willing to allow me to mess with her hair.. again. :)
Product Description:

Palty is a Japanese hair dye specifically made for lightening Asian hair. Palty has a wide range of colors from deep black to super sparkling blonde. Palty has 4 different collections for their line of hair dyes: Palty hair color, Palty Hair Turn Color, Palty Hair Bleach Color, and lastly, Palty Bubble Hair Dye.

Review: Look Beauty Cheeky Trio in Peach Melba

You can forget about the highlighter. You can even skip contour but never ever the blush. Well, for me at least. I'm morena to the core and I don't have that flushed cheeks that mestizas have so I rely on my trusted blushes and tints to give my skin that healthy glow of color. But on days that I feel like glamming up for an event, all three are necessary to achieve that extra oomph, if you know what I mean. ;) How convenient is it to have all three products in one travel-friendly packaging such as this Look Beauty Cheeky Trio. <3
Product Description:
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LOOK Beauty Cheeky Trio. All you need for supermodel cheekbones --- The cheeky trio already contains a Bronzer, Blusher and Highlighter. Sculpt, flush and highlight your way to perfection!