Unboxing: MEMEBOX Special #28 All About Eyes

This is my first ever beauty box and unboxing post. It’s from Memebox. The box contains different eye makeup like mascara, concealer, eyeliners, false lashes and eye care. I was really surprised because I received 8 full sized products. That’s a lot. :D

The box looks like this. But when you receive this, it’s in a bubble wrap. I love receiving packages! :D
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The items are carefully placed in the box.
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Here are the items. I categorized them so you wont get confused:
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September 2014 Haul

Hello ladies. Today is a shopping and derma day for me. I went to my dermatologist and had injections on my 8 huge pimples. I had a major breakout again this month because of stress and overthinking. :( Anyway, let’s start! :)

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1. Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist - PHP 428
I wanted a new facial wash because I think my facial wash is not doing its job, my skin feels heavy. I remove my all-day makeup with cleansing tissues before I use facial wash. I found out that baking powder is a good cleanser. The normal version causes dryness even if you have oily skin so I chose this version to maintain the moisture of my skin. ;)

2. Etude House Dear Darling Tint in Red – PHP 248
I dont know why I grabbed this. My impulsive buying skill is attacking me again. Haha. :)

3. VMV Hypoallergenics Id Monolaurin Gel - PHP 795
I’ve been wanting to buy this for so long. I want to buy the 50ml bottle because I want to try it out and see if it will work. Unfortunately it’s always out of stock so I bought the full size instead. Let’s see if this will work well for me. :D

4. Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tissues – PHP 119
These are in Lavender and Cucumber. It’s 119 for a total of 60 sheets. Been repurchasing this because it’s affordable. Im just waiting for the right time to review this. :P

5. Etude House Pearl Aura Brightening Essence (sample) - Freebie
This sample is a GWP for every 500 worth of purchase. I will do a first impression post for this.

Have you tried any of these items? Let me know in the comment box below. ;)

Review: Tony Moly Face Mix Cover Pot Concealer

Hello readers! Im back for another review.

Today I’ll be talking about a concealer from Tony Moly. It’s Face Mix Cover Pot Concealer in 02 or Natural Beige. I ran out of my trusty Baby Doll Pot Concealer. It’s out of stock so I decided to try this one. This one is Php 228 while my favorite concealer is Php 248. It looks like this:

facemixI was looking for the light beige (01) but I couldn’t find any. The shade I got is darker than my skin but blends to my skin tone when it’s already set.

facemix2I can work it out by applying powder and let everything set on my face for at least 30 minutes before I go out.

Price: Php 228
Availability: all Tony Moly branches and kiosks
Application: Glides smoothly on the face. Not sure if it has a dewy finish or it’s just oily.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Medium coverage
  • Can be toned down to light coverage
  • Same effect as Baby Doll Pot Concealer
  • Better when set on the skin for more natural look
  • Can last the whole day if you only dab your skin with tissue or blotting paper when it gets oily

Cons:

  • Limited shades
  • Dewy finish might accentuate pimples and bumps. Make sure to set it with matte powder.
  • Can get oily after an hour for me. Note that I have very oily skin
  • Cant cover my extreme dark spots

Overall this is a good concealer for blemished skin. It can make the flaws less noticeable. I’ll still pick this shade although light beige really covers up my blemishes. It’s because my face doesn’t look lighter than the rest of my body with the natural beige unlike when I used 01 before.

Review: Belo AcnePro Gel Face Wash & Treatment Toner

Hello readers! This is a quick review. I’ll be straight to the point because I don’t want to talk too much and give you information overload. Hehe. :) After using these items for almost a month, I can finally share with you my thoughts.

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Belo AcnePro Gel Face Wash

Pros:
-Affordable (PHP 99.75)
-No parabens
-Non comedogenic & oil free
-Lathers up quickly
-Little goes a long way

Cons:
-not sure if it was one of the reasons for my recent breakout
-Leaves a thin film for me which was kinda slimy/sticky even if I rinsed twice
-Size is too small if used daily

 

Belo AcnePro Treatment Toner

I’ve used up all the toner already because it’s just in a small bottle

Pros:
-Affordable (PHP 79.95)
-No parabens
-Non-comedogenic & oil free
-Fragrance-free

Cons:
-Caused my recent breakout. This was the only new product in my skincare routine since I stopped using the gel wash. But I still kept on having breakouts. I’m sure this was the reason
-Stripped natural moisture & oil. It was drying for me.
-Size is too small if used daily

A lot of people raved about these products. I have to try anything that’s for acne prone skin. They said it’s effective but not for me. I didn’t put Bee Venom as a pro since it’s not new to me. If you’re updated with Korean skincare, you’ll know what I mean.

Verdict: these are “okay” products. It’s just that my skin is extra sensitive that’s why my skin reacted differently. I checked the ingredients and Bee Venom is the only one that’s new to my skin. Now I know that my skin doesn’t like it because I kept on having breakouts. Sad.

Remember: What didn’t work for my skin, might work well for your skin or… not because we have different skin type.

Review: VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Spot Corrector

Im back again with another skincare review. Sorry I was busy with school works. This product was included in my wish list.

Im having breakouts because of health reasons. I need a quick solution to it so I bought this. :)

What is it?
“A uniquely non-drying acne balm made specifically for rosacea-related acne papules and pustules.”

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Size: 8ml

Packaging: it’s in a plastic tube and comes with a glue-free box. Environment friendly, huh? :)

Price: I bought it for PHP 460. It’s a bit expensive for students like me.

Texture: cream type and sometimes runny when just got out of the tube.

Experience: dries pimple for about 2 to 3 days for small ones. 3 to 5 days for cystic ones. It can sting but I love the feeling! Hehe. My skin is extra sensitive and I easily get dark spots not matter what I do. Continue reading

July 2014 Mini Haul

Im back! Im gonna post my reviews about these products after using them for 2 to 4 weeks.

Unfortunately, LUSH Fresh Farmacy doesnt really work on my skin anymore unlike before. I need to find something that has a great effect like what Fresh Farmacy did before. I also need a good toner for acne prone skin because this semester is stressful. I only use Celeteque Hydration Toner during vacations since I use little to no makeup at all.

I repurchased Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation and Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tissues. I feel uncomfortable when I do not double cleanse (makeup remover then facial wash)

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1. VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Spot Corrector – PHP 450 approx $10
2. Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tissues (30 sheets each) – PHP 119 for 2 packs approx $2.76
3. Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation – PHP 99.75 approx $2.30
4. Belo AcnePro Gel Face Wash – PHP 99.75 approx $2.31
5. Belo AcnePro Treatment Toner – PHP 79.00 approx $1.83

Have you tried any of these products? Comment below. ;)

Review: OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum

Hello sissies & gents. Im back with another skin care review. Please make sure to read everything because I also included some tips.

I can finally review this after using for 2 weeks. I think that’s long enough to see the effects. This is one of Wishtrend‘s bestsellers. It received a lot of positive feedbacks. I already have high expectations for this serum even before ordering one for myself.

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It comes with a dropper. You just need to replace the cap with this one. Here’s a tip. If you’re going to buy, make sure to choose the one with the latest manufacturing date. This is very concentrated. You need the freshest one to maximize the effects on the skin.

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The serum is a bit yellowish. It means it’s still fresh. It’s much better to get this kind of shade instead of yellow, orange or brown. The lighter the serum, the fresher the product.

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Packaging: It’s a glass bottle and I think it’s classy. It should be kept in the refrigerator even if it’s unopened yet. The bottle effectively maintains the cold temperature.

Texture: It’s a bit sticky. For better absorption, I dab this after I spread it all over my face. It takes more minutes to be absorbed unlike other serums. Take note of this if you are going to put makeup after. It stained my pillowcase. Maybe I applied a lot on my face that’s why it happened.

Effect: I noticed that my skin is brighter after 5 days of using it. My skin looks Continue reading