Tuesday, August 21, 2018

REVIEW: Innisfree No Sebum Powder Cream

Good day beautiful friends. I'm back with another review. This is the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. I was pretty curious about this because as you all know I've been a big fan of their powder version. This I believe is the cream version. Let's continue this review then.

What's it about?
This is the famous No Sebum Mineral Powder Cream.  This cream blends onto the skin so easily leaving a matte finish that feels so smooth and soft. Its main purpose is to minimize the appearance of sebum on the skin making our makeup last all day long. Also, this powder cream has 3 basic functions like a moisturizer, primer and sebum controller all rolled into one.

* My Personal Photos of the Product*
The product comes with a mini spatula.

The expiry date is indicated at the back of the tub.









I intentionally draw a line here to make sure I don't forget where I put the product.

Notice the left side. That's how the product looks when it's spread.

Viola. The product is fully absorbed in the skin.

After, the left side of my hand feels smoother and softer. The pores and lines of my hand tend to look less visible.

KEY INGREDIENTS
* Green Tea Extracts - rich in antioxidants and amino acids that make the skin young and healthy
*Peppermint Leaves Extracts - cools down the skin. has anti-bacterial properties that heal and prevent future breakouts

*More Product Details*
SIZE: It is 25 g.
PACKAGING: The product comes in a mint colored plastic tub. It also comes with a small spatula. Labels about the product are written in English on the cover.
TEXTURE: It feels very smooth and quite thick which is similar to a whipped cream consistency. Once you put this on the skin,  it turns into this powder-like texture and just melts into the skin giving it a matte look.
SCENT: It has this slight hint of freshness ( a combination of citrus and floral scent together) which is very appealing to me. It smells relaxing and soothing at the same time.


My Overall Thoughts
Well, I'd say I'm not totally blown away with this product here as I have high hopes of using this one.  About the good points first, let me enumerate them one by one. First, it is effective as it claims to really reduce oiliness especially on T-zone area. I only need to do minimal touch ups which is a pretty good already. Second, it also helps in making the face smoother. My pores  looks smaller in some ways. Third, it did moisturize my face upon application.  

Now for the bad points, I'm not totally sure if it does what it claims to be a good moisturizer, primer and sebum controller all in one go. Maybe it does work well for young skin but not for matured skin.  Next, I did test this out with my hubby's skin. He has oily skin type. Unfortunately, it didn't help him minimize his oily T-zone area. This isn't good for oily skin type I believe.  Lastly, I tried using this over my foundation but it was messy and made my face oilier if that makes sense. I figured this should sit under makeup more comfortably. :)

That's about it for me. Hope you find this helpful. How about you guys? What primer are you into these days? Let's share some good handful ideas. See you in my next review. Always stay inspired.
--- Belle

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Product Empties # 25 : My Lucky Seven

Welcome back to my blog friends. Let's start the month right by enumerating my product empties. It's the 25th one this time. Let's get this started. 

My Product Empties #25 : My Lucky Seven Products
1.Etude House Easy Brow Pencil



I forgot what this one is already but this one is in black. This eyebrow is very affordable. I love how creamy it applies on and also it is quite long lasting. For any makeup newbie, this eyebrow pencil will be your new bestfriend. I kid you not.

VERDICT: No doubt! It's always a winner and I won't be tired to repurchase this soon.



2. Winage Moisture Set 



This is an amazing gift set that contains the moisture toner and moisture emulsion. Both have caviar and truffle as their active main ingredients. What I love most about these two combination is they're lightweight, layer well under makeup / foundation and make the skin texture look plump, soft and nourished. I've written a short a blog about this HERE

VERDICT: A big winner in this list of empties. I'm just sad I can't easily repurchase this in the Philippines. Well, if you're looking for a good toner and emulsion, I highly recommend you these two. You'll thank me  later. :)



3. Celeteque Facial Wash with NMF ( Natural Moisturizing Factor)


It  has  mild  cleansing  agents  and  a  special  combination  of moisturizers that gently yet effectively clean without drying your skin.

VERDICT: I love this cleanser. It does the job and makes the skin moisturized after washing. I will totally repurchase this.



4. Human Nature Natural Conditioner in Cool Peppermint


This is a well loved product here. It is basically claims to strengthen the hair avoiding brittle and falling hair.  One ingredient in it is the Hydrolyzed wheat protein that helps fortify hair to dramatically reduce both breakage and hair loss.

VERDICT : Of course, I'll definitely repurchase this again. Love the cooling sensation it does to my hair. Plus, it feels good to support locally produced products.


5. Simple Micellar Cleansing Wipes



They are specially made with Micellar Water for a thorough yet gentle cleanse. It's very easy to use especially at night when you just want to remove your makeup very quickly. Why I love this? It does make my skin feeling fresh, clean and somewhat hydrated. I've created a short review about this product HERE 

VERDICT : Another product to repurchase soon. That simply means again that I completely recommend this to anyone looking for a good cleansing wipes.



6. Nyx Natural Eyeshadow Palette



This   has  7  different  colors  to  choose  from.   You can use them naturally or  go dramatic if  you  want to. These  colors  claim  to enhance your eyes instantly. You can wear them as they are and you can also use them as a neutral base for any colorful shadows.

VERDICT: I died when I had this. It's like a hit or miss with the colors. I only like the darker shades. Next, they feel very chalky. Lastly, they're not long lasting to use. Sorry but I totally disappointed having this in my stash. 




7. Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake




This eyebrow powder claims to create beautiful and natural looking brows. Its main ingredient is cacao so it smells good and safe to use especially in the eye area. I've also reviewed this product HERE 


VERDICT: If you have light eyebrows then you'll like this. Unlike me, I have thick and black eyebrow hair, so this product doesn't work easily. I combine this powder cake and eyebrow pencil to define my brows nicely. :) 

There you have it guys. I've done mentioning them here. How about you? Do we have similar products? Let me know and let's exchange ideas. Take care and see you next time in my next blog entry. 
--- Belle

Friday, August 3, 2018

VLOG : My Mother's Hometown in Bohol and Eating Fresh Sea Urchins

Hello guys. Let's welcome a new month with a travel adventure. This time, I'd love to share here my family trip that happened weeks ago when we visited my mother's place. At first, we all thought it was just a normal vacation to break our current routine in the city then it was way more than that. Boy, we were all damn wrong. Unexpectedly, they prepared good things like fresh foods  there so we could all have some good time and make new memories as well. If I were to summarize that trip, then I'd definitely say it's one for the books. Something unexpected but definitely hits the right spot. A second home indeed for all of us.

Some random video of the shore in her place and my active niece


VLOG: A live eating and opening of fresh sea urchin


Some Snippets During The Trip
FIRST DAY
Can you see us? (Photo taken by the drone)




Waiting for the sunset




My niece 



SECOND DAY 
SEA URCHIN!! ^ ^



Well, that's a wrap. Thanks for making this trip worthwhile.Truly, it was a good one and I can't wait to visit there again and explore the island. Till next time and see you in my next travel adventure. Take care guys.
--- Belle