Updated Review: Celeteque Hydration Alcohol-Free Toner

I decided to do some updates on the reviews I’ve already posted. Years have passed and my skin is okay now compared before… So I want to give products another chance and share if there are any changes on my experience while using them.

Let’s start with this toner from Celeteque, a local skincare brand. I’ve used this on and off since 2012. Im using it until now. I was breaking out before and I expected too much that my first review wasnt so great. This is not for acne prone skin. I was unrealistic before. What was I thinking? 😂 😒 I chose this instead of the anti acne toner since my sensitive skin needs quick hydration right after my facial wash.

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What is it:
CELETEQUE DermoScience™ Hydration Alcohol-Free Toner contains Witch Hazel Extract that helps soothe the skin while removing the last traces of stubborn dirt.

Ingredients
Water, PEG 6, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Panthenol, Polysorbate 20, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium PCA, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Masking Agent
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Review + Swatch: Etude House Dear Darling Tint in 02

It’s another day to review something. It’s a lip makeup this time. I bought this last christmas when I was looking for a dark red lip product. I just grabbed this and went to the counter. 😂 I’ve reviewed the 01 shade before. This post is just an updated review. :)

Packaging: They changed the packaging to a simpler design. No more embossed design on the handle.

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This tint is available in 4 shades. 01 is a pinkish color, 02 is red, 03 is orange and 04 is deep red.

Price: Before this was only Php 198. It became 228 pesos then went up to 248 pesos.

Tip:
This can dry up quickly. After using the wand, evenly spread it on the lips immediately using your finger then wait for it to dry.

Swatch
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Pros:
– Locally available
– Available in 4 shades.
– Same cherry scent
– 02 is a subtle red shade❤️
– Gives natural reddish color when applied once
– Apply twice or more for a darker color

Cons:
– Can still accentuate dry areas.
– Not long lasting

Neutral:
– The price. It became pricey in my opinion but pretty sure others will still find it affordable

That’s my quick updated review on a lip tint from Etude House. What’s your favorite lippie right now?

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Im getting tired of product reviewing although Im just doing them on weekends. I think Im going to post my “me time” and reviews on spas, salons, cafes and restaurants soon.

I’ll start my acne scars treatment this July too. Im so excited to share my experience with you guys especially with the acne sufferers out there. I want to keep this blog fresh and be informative in some ways. :)

To my readers, please feel free leave a comment or email me if have any suggestion for my future posts. :)

June 2015 Mini Haul

Im trying my best not to hoard or buy anything that I dont really need. So please excuse my little haul. Hahaha. I needed to replenish my stash. I ran out of foundation. I had breakouts and needed something that can help minimize them. I also ran out of cottons for cleansing & toner. Oh I did not include the cottons in the photo because they are too big but I’ll include their names below. :) ❤️

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1. Bifesta Moisture Cleansing Lotion
I think this is the most affordable cleansing water in the market. It only costs Php 419 for 300 ml. I bought this because I dont want to use cleansing tissues anymore. I’ve read on a wordpress blog (I forgot the name) that cleansing tissues can damage the skin. This can get pricey because of its consistency. I dont mind since I prefer water type cleanser than oil. Of course, we cant compare them to cleansing oils. You just need a small amount on that.

2. Snoe Buff The Magic Tonic Cystic Buffering Solution
I had a breakout this month. Im still on vacation and no need for injections this time. I dont want them to stay long. I searched for a product that can minimize them especially the cystic ones. This came to my mind because it’s specifically made for cystic acne and it’s Php 499 for 20 ml.

3. Maybelline Clear Smooth Do It All Powder – Refill
I was looking for the 99 pesos all in one powder but it’s not available anymore. I got this for Php 169. Good thing Maybelline’s packaging for all in one/do it all refill has always been great. Im not a fan of buying foundations in their original packaging. It’s like Im just buying the packaging, not the foundation.

4. Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Lip Liner
This is on my wish list. I’ve never tried to use a lip liner before. Its price is Php 179.

5. Cleene Cotton Balls (150 pieces)
I bought this for my toner. It’s 46 pesos.

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Review: Celeteque Make-Up Remover Cleansing Facial Wipes

Happy Sunday! It’s time for another review. I think I’ve been buying a lot of cleansing tissues. Im gonna keep this review short and simple. :)

Packaging

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What is it?
CELETEQUE DermoScience™ Hydration Make-Up Remover Wipes gently removes make-up, excess sebum and dirt that may clog skin pores. It has Active Skin Hydrators that help boost skin’s level of moisture. It is convenient to use anytime anywhere.

Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Coco-glucoside Tartrate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor oil, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Polysorbate 20, Proprylparaben, Methylparaben, Centella asiatica (Centella) Extract, Secale cereale (Rye) Seed Extract, Prunus serrulata (Sakura) Flower Extract, Fragrance, Disodium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Steareth-2, Steareth-100, Laureth-4, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-23

Pros:

  • Available locally
  • Travel friendly
  • It does have moisturizing effect
  • Did not experience dryness or tightness after using
  • Removes heavy makeup IF you keep on wiping and if you use the back side too
  • Effectively removes light makeup

Cons:

  • A bit expensive, Php 160 for 20 sheets. Maybe it’s because of the centella asiatica, rye seed extract and sakura flower
  • Experienced sting on the cheek bone area
  • A sheet can easily lose its moisture while you’re using it. Be sure to remove makeup asap.
  • Has strong fragrance and two types of paraben

Im not sure if Im the only one who experienced stinging. I have very sensitive skin and it’s mahapdi for me on some areas…. But it does its job. You can use this even if you feel like your skin is dirty especially while traveling. :) This is an okay product for me. Have you tried this?

I’m going to post my haul on Saturday for this month. I dont want to purchase anymore this month. That way I could save up…. because if I’ll post it at the end of this month, I will surely find something and say “oh hey, I can include these in my haul” and the list will be longer. 😂

btw, Happy Fathers Day to all the dads… And moms out there! *you know what I mean* :) ❤️

Review + Tip : Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

Im back with an Innisfree product. This was also on my wish list. I preordered this one together with my COSRX toner (review coming soon). I’ve been using this for almost two weeks already and Im ready to share my opinion about it. :)

Packaging
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What is it?
[Replacement powder for oil control paper making the skin soft and matte]
1. Double sebum-control system controls secretion of sebum to keep the skin soft and fresh all day long.
2. Jeju natural mineral and mint ingredients control skin oil and moisture to keep the skin healthy..

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TIP:
USE AS PRIMER: I’m using this as a primer instead of setting powder. It helps to make my concealer last longer. Your skin will still feel like skin after applying this. The concealer wont get cakey because this powder is so fine. Then I use powder foundation over my concealer for setting my makeup and for better coverage as well.
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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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It’s so great that I’ve been nominated for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I was nominated by Yazzi of The Pretty Pomegranate, one of the wonderful bloggers here on WordPress. Thank you so much! :)

You will get to know more about me in this post. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this. :)

THE RULES:

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions the nominator has provided.
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers
  4. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination

Questions I have to answer
1. What makes your blog unique?
My blog is focused on skincare products and dermatological treatments for oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. You know the struggle of having acne… What more if your skin is very sensitive? Yup, welcome to my life.

2. What is your favorite part about blogging?
I can share my opinion on products. My English writing skills have improved and I applied in college. I help others on their journey to have better skin. I get to discover new products from other bloggers.

3. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
I’ll go to Israel and Jordan. They are full of history. I’ve been hearing a lot of stories about them since I was young. It must be fulfilling to visit those places especially if I feel the need to get away with everything or simple just soul searching. I found out that we can also be baptized in the Jordan River just like Jesus. I’d be really amazed and fulfilled if I was baptized there as well. Now it’s in my bucket list.

4. Do you find yourself to be more of a shy or outgoing person in face to face interactions?
Im a shy person but I can assure you that I’ll look in your eyes when I talk to you. :)

5. What beauty/skincare product is on your wishlist right now?
Is…. So only one, right? Hahaha. It’s difficult to choose but if I have to… I’ll go with COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin 96 Power Essence.
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Wishtrend Haul + PH Post Office Experience

Happy weekend! I’ll be discussing my first experience to buy on a website from another country and mostly about the post office. My order was free because they gave me a voucher. I took the chance because I was curious about how it will go.

I also joined their sponsorship last April. I won a bottle of C20 Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Advanced Serum which arrived earlier. I didn’t expect to win but I’m really grateful. And oh, the one I got was manufactured on my birthday (April 8). 👯

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Items received
1st parcel: Skinmiso Spot Reparing Serum, Skin&Lab Red Serum and Chica Y Chico samples
2nd Parcel: C20 Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Advanced Serum (review here), Red Serum & Chica Y Chico samples

The items were shipped on separate dates. :) I used different addresses. First parcel, I used an address in Makati City (a big and busy city). 2nd parcel was just delivered in a small town.

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Post Office Experience
1st parcel: The tracking website was stuck with status May 17, Arrival at inward office of Exchange. I kept on checking the tracker daily. Dont depend on the tracking website alone. I emailed a PHLpost staff to give an accurate and updated status last thursday May 28. She replied on the same day.
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