Review: Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel

Hello ladies! As promised, I will review all the products in my latest haul.

So here’s the first product. Let’s start! :)

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I posted on my facebook page that I did 20% TCA Peel on my face. TCA peel can be irritating so I thought I needed something to soothe the itchiness. Aloe vera is known for it’s soothing and moisture benefits. :)

For a product that’s worth less than 250 pesos, this is a steal! Why? It’s because of the size! It’s 300ml! It’s huge and it will take a long time before I empty this container. Btw, Im using this for my face and hands.

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Huge size (300ml)
  • Skin quickly absorbs the gel
  • Soothing and cooling effect
  • Doesn’t cause more skin oiliness
  • Lightweight
  • No paraben, mineral oil and artificial colors

Cons:

  • contains alcohol and perfume
  • no spatula, make sure your hands are super clean! :)

Overall, I liked this gel from Nature Republic. It provided enough moisture. I would repurchase this if I already got rid of my pimples.

Updated: March 2014 Mini Haul

Hello ladies! It’s summer vacation so I can really observed closely if a product is effect or not. :)

I’ve been looking for something that I could try, online and in-store.  And here are the products that made me curious. :)

Image From left to right: Professional Skincare Formula 20% TCA Peel, Nivea Pore Minimiser Foam and Garnier Light Completle Multi-Action Cream

PSCF TCA Peel
I’ve been looking for a 20% TCA peel. Luckily, I bought one online. I had one session of 20% TCA Peel on the face before and I liked it. Before applying this on the whole face, I did a patch test first. So far so good. I didnt see any bad reactions.

Nivea Pore Minimiser Foam
I bought this at the supermarket. I needed to have a substitute for my soap.

Garnier Light Complete Cream
I bought this at the supermarket too. I’ve tried the old one before. It was called Dark Spot Corrector Cream. I wanted to buy that one but I couldn’t find any.

image From left to right: Cleene Cotton Rounds/Pads, Celeteque Hydration Alcohol-Free Toner and Nature Republic Aloe Soothing Gel

Cleene Cotton Rounds/Pads
I used this to apply the 20% TCA Peel on my face. :)

Celeteque Hydration Alcohol-Free Toner
I didn’t like it at first, but now my skin got used to it. It gives moisture to my skin after cleansing my face. I reviewed this already. If you want to see it, please click here. :)

Nature Republic Aloe Soothing Gel
I bought this as my post-peel moisturizer. It has soothing properties, perfect after a peel! Expect that this will be one of my earliest reviews since this doesn’t have any whitening ingredients. I’ll post it soon! :)

I’ll post the reviews soon. Since I’m using the foam and cream for about two weeks now. :)

Btw, if you haven’t seen my latest reviews please click here :)

Corderm Products review

Good evening! This is going to be a 4 in 1 post. I’m going to review four products tonight. I’ve posted about my December 2013 mini haul. I think trying out for almost four months is okay to say if a skincare product worked or not. Let’s start. :)

CorDerm Clinda + Azelaic Toner

Pros:

  • It did not sting
  • Did not irritate my skin
  • Cleansed my skin really well at night
  • A little goes a long way because my dermatologist instructed me to use it once a day
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Did not control the oiliness of my skin

      Overall, it’s still a good toner. My skin is really sensitive so it’s nice that it didn’t sting unlike other toners. I did not expect big improvements on my skin since this is just a toner. The only problem is it didn’t help to control the oiliness of my skin which is what I’m looking for in a product.

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Review: Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation (To Go)

Hello ladies! Summer vacation is finally here. My posts are delayed so Im glad that I already have time to do some blogging. :)

I already reviewed the refill type of this. You just might be interested with this one because this is much affordable compared to the original size. I bought the nude beige shade. :)

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Here are the directions and ingredients. I see talc, paraben and fragrance which are some of the ingredients that I would like to avoid. :O

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Here’s the packaging. It comes with a small round sponge and a mirror. :)

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The coverage can be light to medium. It depends on how you would apply it. If you want light coverage for setting makeup, you can use a brush. But if you want medium coverage, use the sponge included. If you have flaws like me, better use concealer because this won’t do alone. :)

Pros:

  • Can be bought at malls, Watsons, SM department stores and SM supermarket
  • It’s really “to go”. It is easy to carry and put inside the bag
  • Affordable. I bought this at Php 99 which is approximately $2.50
  • Comes with a sponge
  • Comes with a mirror unlike the refill type.
  • Can last up to 1-2 months although it’s small
  • Light to medium coverage

Cons:

  • Contains talc, paraben, fragrance
  • Can’t cover dark spots. I still have to use concealer.
  • Feels a bit heavy on the skin

Although there are ingredients that I’m avoiding, I like this one because it fits my needs. It provides enough coverage if paired with my concealer. It’s affordable which is important to students like me. I will repurchase this IF I still can’t find a better and affordable foundation with less harmful ingredients. Have you tried this one?

Review + Swatches: Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Fervor 235

Hello to my lovely readers! It’s the love month so why not post something related to it? :)

I love red shades to give my pale lips some color. :O
I got this as a give too but now it’s from my aunt. My relatives are giving me lippies. What’s up? haha. Maybe they’re thinking I’m not young anymore. I’m not a teen anymore on April 8. Im going to be in the 20s soon. :P

As I’ve said before, I dont wear lipstick and I prefer to use lip tints. Im glad to say I’m starting to like lippies. Yayyy! :D

So here’s a lippie from Covergirl. Its shade is Fervor 235. :)

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Ever Bilena Extreme Lipstick review

I got this as a gift. Thanks to my cousin! :D

I got Ever Bilena Extreme Lipstick in Cranberry Cream. I always choose a shade that’s dark because my lips are so pale. As you can see, I always use lip tints with red shade. I rarely use lipsticks. I don’t know why I feel awkward when I use lippies. :O

Here’s the packaging:
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December 2013 Mini Haul + CorDerm Clinic review

I was supposed to post this last December. Haha. Sorry if it’s late. :P

I finally had the courage to visit a dermatologist again. It’s because I’ve read a lot of positive feedback on CorDerm Advanced Dermatology and Laser Center. I was nervous when the nurse called my name but I was relaxed because Dra. Corcoran was calm and very nice when I talked to her. She did not force me to buy any of the products and avail services. She understands that I’m still a student so I’m on a tight budget. She was accommodating and the nurses as well. :)

She recommended these items. I didn’t buy the sunblock and the meds for balancing hormones. I bought these because I think they’re the most important. :)

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From left to right: Acne Soap, CorDerm Clinda + Continue reading