Wednesday, February 24, 2016

REVIEW: MISSHA NEAR SKIN FIRMING PEPTIDE EXTRA VITAL TONER AND CONCENTRATING EMULSION

Hi there everyone. I'll be reviewing these two products for today. I wanted to test these 2 out for a couple of months first to really see the results before I write my own reviews and whatnot. I bought these 2 items during my trip to Korea last year. The reason for buying? It was buy 1 take 1 deal and how could I resist such bargain. By the way the price is 37,000 WON for 2 boxes that contain 1 full size toner, 1 full size emulsion and  2 samples of each kind. Now, that's a steal. ^ ^




**You can also purchase these in any Korean shops that sell Missha products.





WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

"Near Skin Firming Peptide Extra Vital Toner helps make dry and fatigued skin smooth and bright while allowing the following skin care products absorb into the skin. It provides moisture to the skin and helps make even skin texture. Skin-friendly ingredients, like Lipid Water and 12 peptides, control moisture balance in the skin to help boost the benefits of following skin care.


Near Skin Concentrating Emulsion helps firm and tighten skin by maintaining moisture and nutrition balance while increasing turnover of dead skin cells, a cause of sagging skin. The soft and silky textured formula moisturizes and nourishes the skin to help make an even and smooth skin texture. Contains skin-friendly ingredients, like Lipid Water, Lipid Barrier, and 12 peptides, for firming and tightening benefits.

Near Skin Firming Peptide 4-Step Wrinkle Care & Firming System
Step 1) contains Fermented Bio-Calcium to strengthen skin barrier and tighten the skin
Step 2) contains 12 peptides to restore skin elasticity for firm skin
Step 3) improves fine lines and wrinkles for a smooth skin surface
Step 4) protects and strengthens skin barrier for healthy skin condition"


I've been using these two products right after I cleanse my face to prep my skin before applying BB cream or any make up products. First, I apply the toner and emulsion after that.  Interestingly, I've noticed visible results within  3 - 4 days of using them. My skin feels smooth and soft. I kid you not. Truly.

This is a TMI story. Especially a week ago, I was gone on a trip and I didn't bring them with me because of the heavy  glass bottle. Then when I got back to the city, I noticed my face became dull and dry. Then I used them again just like my usual routine as my everyday habit of prepping my skin. Once again, it did its job as expected. It's like magic and it makes my skin happy and glowing again.These 2 combo are best to use as a good alternative for collagen  products because somewhat they perform basically similarly or just the same.

Here are the actual products on my skin.


EXTRA VITAL TONER ON MY SKIN

PROS
-It automatically gives an instant hydration on my face just like a moisturizer.
- I like the rosy/ floral scent . Just a right amount of scent though
- I have noticed that the product is easily absorbed by the skin. It feels it just sinks in right after I put it on    the face literally.
- It is a base on the face making it prepared for the next steps of skin regimen.
- The best part of it is it has a kind of cover/ stopper so it minimizes the product from spilling.


CONS
- It comes in a big glass bottle so it's hard to bring it with me when I go travel somewhere.
-Also, the glass is somehow opaque so we can't see clearly how much or how little remains inside the bottle.
- It's quite expensive if you buy it separately.

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CONCENTRATING EMULSION ON MY SKIN


PROS
-I like the mild floral scent of it. Not that overpowering. Just like the toner.
- There is a pump that aids us in dispensing enough amount of the product. The pump dispenser is also hygienic to use because it's completely closed all the time.
- It has a smooth texture and you can easily spread the product on the skin. A tiny amount can go a long already.
- Instantly, it makes our face smooth and glowing. That healthy look after getting 8-9 hours of sleep. 


CONS
-The same case with the toner, glass bottle is big and opaque. It easily breaks and you can't see the inside of the bottle.
- It's expensive.



MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS
I definitely recommend these 2 products to anyone reading this. It's worth the investment. Given the fact that it's expensive, I suggest to use the products within 4-6 months time frame to somehow compensate its price point. Truly, my skin always feels hydrated and smooth.

TIP : Purchase these 2 when they're on sale to minimize the cost.
Good job MISSHA NEAR SKIN SERIES 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

REVIEW: TOP 3 Products from Rucy's Vanity PH

I've always been seeing posts on my Instagram account about this company, Rucy's vanity. http://rucysvanityph.com/  Then when I decided to check them out, I realized that they are only sold in local shops in Metro Manila and using their website.  I took a glimpse of their products online and they looked interestingly cheap and reasonable.


**Here are the famous recommendations that I've found online and I also decided to buy for myself.

1.) Rucy's Vanity Two-way cake



WHAT's IT ABOUT?

Two Way Cake SPF 35 PA ++ 12g
Combines the goodness of foundation and powder in one with added protection from UV rays with whitening effect.
  • Whitening
  • Stay matte all day
  • Non-cakey
  • UV Protection
  • Non-clogging
  • Made in Korea
Available Shades:
  • #21 Natural Beige
  • #23 Dark Beige
How to use:
Apply smoothly and evenly to your face and blend with puff.

MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS

I got shade # 21 Natural Beige because I think it suits me based on the photo online. So far, I am loving the  product and it's perfect for everyday use to achieve a natural look. I can imagine this to be my handbag staple during the days when I want my face to breathe and be natural.
FYI: This product doesn't give a high coverage but it isn't that bad at all. It gives a decent amount of coverage and you can build it up since the powder doesn't cake on the face.  You can check out their website because I got mine using their promo that is Buy 1 take 1 for only P250. Yes, you heard it right. P250 only for the price of 2.  

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2.) Rucy's Vanity Auto Eyebrow pencil


This is how the product looks on my hand. 

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

Auto Eyebrow Pencil,  0.33mm
Easy retractable eyebrow pencil, providing excellent sharp and precise lines yet a blendable soft focus to define eyebrow’s natural hue.
  • Made in Korea
Available Colors:
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Brown

MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS

I got the shade brown to somehow soften the color of my eyebrows which are really super black. So far, I like how creamy the product is  on my eyebrow hair. That means it is easy to blend. The easy retractable style of the product makes it easy to use compared to the eyebrow pencils ( need to be sharpened again and again).


** The BEST POINT of this is the price. It's only P80. That's a complete bargain already.** Very easy and friendly to use to any beginners of using make up. Trust me, I've been there and I am making your life easy if you try this first. You won't regret it.

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3. Rucy's Vanity Liquid Eyeliner



How the product looks tested on my hand

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

Rucy's Vanity Liquid Eyeliner , 7ml
  • Long lasting
  • Water-proof eyeliner with deep black pigmentation that last whole day without smudging
  • Made in Korea

MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS

One thing I noticed about this product is how slim the applicator is. It's the bomb. Amazing. You can really create slim and thicker lines depending on your choice and preference. Plus, the product lasts all day long without smudging. It only costs P160. Another good steal from this brand. 

UPDATE: The eyeliner is only long lasting if you don't touch or scratch your eyes.  Accidentally, I scratched my eyes and it did smudge on me. SAD :( 


Here are my top 3 products from Rucy's Vanity. These 3 items can be useful to any makeup neophyte to use and experiment.


Review : Jeju Aloe 99% Fresh Soothing Gel By The Faceshop

WHERE TO BUY?

You can buy this in any leading The Faceshop's store nationwide in the Philippines. Also you check some online shops that sell Korean goods.


The back side of the tub explains the ingredients of this product as well as  its various uses.


WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

Formulated with 99% aloe barbadensis leaf extract from Jeju to soothe and moisturize the skin!! This gel can be used for various purposes including moisturizing, soothing, facial pack and after sun-care. As aloe barbadensis leaf extract is absorbed into the skin without leaving any sticky residue behind, it soothes and moisturizes at the same time.

** The size of this is 300 ml/ 10.14 fl. oz. m l / 10.14 l. oz.



PROS

- It can be used as a facial moisturizer, hair essence, hand cream and foot cream.

- The price is only P195 ( Philippine peso).

- It's formulated without these 5 ADDITIVES : paraben, benzophenone, animal oil and artificial coloring

It can be used to relieve skin allergies and safe to use for babies too.

- It can also be used to treat swollen /burned skin. It relieves the pain somehow.


CONS

- It comes in a big tub so you have to use your hands every time you use it. No spatula included. :(

-Be careful to close the lid tightly because it might get messy when it's half open or something since there's no cover/ stopper inside it. The cover speaks for itself.

-Since the price point that is P195 is pretty cheap so it's very difficult to get your hands on these tubs because they're always sold out everywhere in all The Faceshop stores.



This is what the tub and the inside looks like. You can use this daily for 3-4 months.


My Personal Thoughts
If you ask me if I'll repurchase, oh yes please definitely. It's worth the money for all the benefits it gives us.

** Good job The Faceshop for giving us ladies a good product for us to use everyday without burning out pockets. ^ ^

Monday, February 8, 2016

Review : L.A Girl Pro. Conceal HD Concealer in Pure Beige


I've been seeing good reviews about it from friends that I should try this creamy concealer. Friends say that it is a good dupe for branded concealers  available in the market. Without any hesitation, I ordered mine online. from this shop,  Make up in  a box PH.




WHERE TO BUY:

* Ordering online is much cheaper compared to buying it in the nearest  shopping malls. ^ ^ 

The name of the store is Makeup in a Box PH


*It costs P 130 each and I got the Pure beige.



This is how the front and back part looks like.  The concealer has 8 g / 0.25 oz 

This is the felt-tip applicator and the product comes out here after squeezing it out.



This is how the product looks on my hand. 


After spreading it on my skin, the creamy texture just easily blends making my skin tone even.



PROS OF THE PRODUCT

-Reasonable coverage that comes in a creamy yet lightweight texture-Can conceal the darkness under the eyes and other skin imperfections- Provide a natural coverage and even out the tone of our skin- It is easy to blend and you can re-apply it to achieve the the desired look-The best concealer to use to any newbie who uses make up products.



CONS OF THE PRODUCT

- The applicator of the product  may not be  hygienic always  since it can't be washed.- Not high coverage and doesn't last for all day long if the weather gets too hot and humid.




MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS
I will surely buy this product again if ever I run out of it. This is already my handbag staple and my go-to trusted concealer to my puffy panda eyes. ^ ^



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