Thursday, November 21, 2013

Win a Family Trip to Korea!

Win a Family Trip to Korea!
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Review: James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kissproof Lip gloss

James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kissproof Lip Gloss bottle
James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kissproof Lip Gloss bottle

The product: James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kissproof Lipgloss in Pink Red (LKP-07 017-PINK RED)
Price: 299PHP
Where I bought it: SM Megamall Department Store
Rating: 8/10
  • Highly pigmented so only a little amount is needed to color the lips
    • Color is BOLD. I like it that way. :)
  • Dries matte - totally no shine or shimmer at all
  • It is kissproof to some extent. I've only kissed my hand though... (My dear boyfriend, come back soon please! Oops LOL)
  • This particular color suits my skin tone well - view the full blog entry to see photos ;)
  • No weird smell and taste
  • Doesn't cause my lips to crack and/or bleed
  • No irritation, no allergies
  • Doe foot applicator is able to color the lips precisely - I don't find the need to use a lip liner 
  • Lasts around 4 - 5 hours before the need to touch up
  • Inexpensive
  • Product comes in a classy plastic packaging (the box, well, that's another story)
  • Production and expiration dates are printed on the box. 
  • The formula is drying. Like I stated above, it dries matte--there is truly no hint of moisture. If dryness of the lips is a problem of yours, this product may not be good for you. 
    • I personally find it okay though. My lips aren't dry, perhaps because I always use lip balm. I've used this with and without applying lip balm underneath and I liked it either way. :)
  • It can emphasize the lines and flakiness of dry lips.
  • The box can still be improved. I'm not really feeling the pink to black gradient. The silver font color on a part of the box with a white-to-gray background makes it hard to read the product's complete name. (Photos below!)
  • The product name is misleading. It calls itself a lip gloss but it isn't glossy at all. It's actually a liquid lipstick. :)
  • The product has a slight tendency to transfer most especially if it hasn't dried up completely yet.
  • The actual color is darker than what's visible on the tube. You need to swatch this on at least your skin to see its true color. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review: Clio Professional Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner

Updated on April 28, 2013^^
Clio Professional Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner
Clio Professional Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner
The product: Clio Professional Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in Metallic Silver No. 6
Price: Around 10-12,000 won (400-480 PhP); This is available here in the Philippines for 475PhP! 
Where I bought it: Artbox, Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Rating: 10/10
  • Has a smooth and creamy texture which glides easily on my eyelid
  • Smudge-proof and waterproof 
  • Lasts all day
  • It's an automatic eyeliner which means it has a twist mechanism to reveal more of the "lead"
  • Has a built-in sharpener at the bottom
  • Cap fits the pencil liner perfectly--the eyeliner is well-protected
  • Comes in a box which has a description of the product (sadly I lost the box already; it has been almost a year since I purchased this)
  • Did not cause any allergic reaction or irritation
  • Since it has a creamy texture, it can break easily if you bring out too much of the "lead" while sharpening or using it. Aside from that, I don't have anything negative to say about this eyeliner. I love it! ♥

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Review: The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Wipes

The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Wipes
The product: The Face Shop's Herb Day Cleansing Wipes
Price: 325pesos for 70 sheets
Rating: 8/10
Where I bought it: The Face Shop, Robinsons Galleria
  • Functions as a good remover of light to moderate coverage makeup
  • Cleanses without leaving my skin dry; it also doesn't make my skin feel sticky
  • The sheet is big enough to use on my entire face.
  • Each sheet is soaked just right--wet enough to easily wipe my face without dripping.
  • Did not cause any allergic reactions
  • Has a pleasant, non-irritating scent
  • The cap/lid is functional. There is also a sticker underneath the lid which further prevents the sheets from drying up.
  • The sheets can be a bit rough especially when they're not as wet as they originally were due to several wipes done on the face. Because of this, excessive wiping/rubbing can scratch the skin. But then again you have to be gentle in wiping your skin, you're not supposed to rub it, so this shouldn't be a problem :)
  • This cannot remove mascara thoroughly. For non-waterproof mascaras, you need to do a few more gentle wipes on your eyes to cleanse them adequately. For waterproof mascaras, you're better off using an eye makeup remover.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Review: Dove Beauty Moisture Creamy Lather Facial Wash

Dove Beauty Moisture Creamy Lather Facial Wash bottle
The product: Dove Beauty Moisture Creamy Lather Facial Wash
Price: 395pesos
Rating: 9/10
Where I bought it: Watsons, SM Supercenter Pasig
  • Lathers well
  • Rinses off easily
  • Cleanses skin thoroughly
  • Not very drying on the skin
  • Has a light, pleasant floral scent which doesn't trigger my allergic rhinitis
  • Does not cause redness or itchiness
  • Does not cause me to break out (may even actually be helping keep my skin clear)
  • A small amount goes a long way!
  • The pump works well. It is easy to press/push and the amount of product expressed from the pump is controllable. There is also a lock included which prevents accidental presses.
  • Rather expensive for a drugstore brand facial wash
  • Limited availability--I've only seen this in Watsons. It's not available in the supermarkets I've been to whereas other Dove facial washes are displayed there.
  • It comes in a big bottle so it may not be travel-friendly as it will take a bigger space than other facial washes.