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Updated Skin Care Routine – August 2016

4 Sep

It’s been 3 months since I shared my updated routine. I needed to change it up a bit because my skin got used to some products. Now, how do I introduce a new product in my routine? I give it 1 to 2 weeks. For example, cleanser. I try it out for 1 week. If it’s okay then I’ll add the new toner and so one. That way it’s easy for me to determine the culprit in case I have irritation or breakout. It’ll be difficult if you use all new ones at the same time. Just like in makeup.

Makeup remover

Skinlite Cleansing Tissue

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Yup, I still prefer tissues over other makeup removers because I’m lazy. I also find that they remove makeup better. It feels refreshing while removing all makeup. I’m a full coverage freak. I use liquid foundation, concealer and powder foundation and it works fine. I still buy the same brand. It’s only 89 pesos (approx $2). It’s difficult to switch when I already found something cheap that works.

Cleanser

iWhite Whitening Vita Facial Wash

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I needed to take a break from my favorite cleanser so my skin wont get used to it. That being said it will still be effective when I return to it and as usual I need to find a substitute for a couple of weeks or months. This is my first time to try iWhite Korea. So far it’s okay. Full review next week!!!

Mask

sheet masks

6567310095548416_grandeLush PH imports their products from Japan. A staff said Mask of Mag is usually available once a month or once every two months. I got tired of waiting for it to be back in stock. Sheet mask is always to the rescue when we need to pamper ourselves. We got these from Etude House. Not really a fan of sheet masks but these will do for now.

Toner

Klairs Supple Preparation Toner & Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

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I’m using two toners. Klairs when I want extra hydration or in the morning. Supple Preparation Toner minimizes the appearance of wrinkles on my forehead. I reach for Wonder Pore if I had a long sweaty day of commuting, exercising, on a hot weather or whenever I want extra cleansing.

Moisturizers

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Feeling the magic of slime again. Snail slime is good for brightening, anti ageing and calming. Gel type moisturizer is light and nice for oily skin. I’m staying away from anti acne moisturizers because they make my pores look bigger.

Aquaphor and Hydrocortisone
I still use these whenever my dermatitis flares up. Aquaphor is my savior for reducing itch and redness. It also prevents flaking and wounds. Followed by Hydrocortisone after the skin has calmed down. There’s no cure for this. It’s sad that we have to deal with this forever. Oo, may forever pala! 😧

Spot Treatment

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

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Its purpose is spot treatment only. I like to apply it on spots that were left from acne. You know those red spots and sometimes they’re flakey. This is also good for moisturizing those. It smells great and feels relaxing. Click here for full review

I thought you have acne prone skin? I didnt see a zit zapper in this post.” I have hormonal acne but the main cause of my breakouts is stress. Stress = hormonal imbalance. I minimize that issue with relaxing/de-stressing at the end of the day. Everyday.

Have you added something new in your routine? Let us know what’s your favorite skin care last month.💜

International Giveaway: win Klairs Supple Blemish BB Cream!!!

27 Aug

Hello readers. I have good news for you! Here’s another collaboration with Wishtrend. This time it’s an international giveaway. Meaning you can join wherever you are as long as you have a valid address. Majority suggested makeup. Your wish is granted. We’re giving away one (1) Klairs Supple Blemish BB Cream.

What’s Klairs BB Cream?
No grey cast / No dry patch / Not cakey. Redness and pores coverage. Anti-irritation formula. SPF40 PA+++Capturing your natural skin tone color, Klairs BB Cream pulls out the best of what you got underneath. Your natural skin, only better! You look so wonderful just the way you are,
enhance your natural beauty with the BB cream Korean women love so much! Suitable for every skin type, even sensitive and acne prone.

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You just have to follow these simple rules and you’ll have an entry.

RULES

  1. You must have an account on Wishtrend.com. If you still dont have one, you can sign up here
  2. Subscribe to WishtrendTV on Youtube
  3. Follow @wishtrend and @cheonsadiana on Instagram
  4. Like this blog’s facebook page
  5. Comment your info below this post and you’re good!

Comment format:

  1. Your email on Wishtrend
  2. Your name on Youtube preferably with link
  3. Your instagram username

Sample comment:
ulzzang@gmail.com
diana 4894 (https://youtu.be/NEovID2aPlA)
@cheonsadiana

This giveaway will have a duration of 2 weeks starting now until September 10, 2016, 10PM Philippine Time PHT.

Strictly 1 entry per person only.

One (1) winner will be chosen using a random generator. It will be announced in a new post on September 11, 2016 and notified through instagram direct message and/or email following the information needed for shipping. The winner should respond within 2 days after the announcement.

If you’re below 18 years old, please ask for your parents’ permission if you want to join. Because we need some of your info for shipping in case you win.👍

Good luck!

Review: Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

6 Aug

Hey guys and gals. I have a new skin care review for you today. I’ve been introduced to Klairs through Wishtrend.com. You might have seen Supple Preparation Facial Toner in some of their videos on Youtube. I really wanted to test it out and see why beauty addicts love it so much. Luckily, Wishtrend emailed me again for another opportunity and they sent me a bottle of the upgraded version.

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Description:
KLAIR’S toner hydrates and calms sensitive skin post-cleansing and tidies the skin texture to smoothen while maintaining the optimal pH balance to help the absorption of other products as well. With a various plant extracts and soothing ingredients blended together for a calming formula, the non-irritating, super hydrating toner can be used for sensitive skin as well.

Ingredients:
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Pros:
-Huge size, 180ml
-Has lots of plant ingredients
-No fragrance
-Alcohol free
-The dispenser avoids spills
-Easily glides on the skin
-No sting or redness
-Can be used as toner or mask
-Instant hydration
-No irritation or breakouts

Cons:
-A bit pricey

I’m 22 years old and I’m changing my skin care routine from anti-acne to moisturizing products now. I’m using this toner for two weeks already and so far so good. It not as runny like water or the usual toners. It comes out in drops to avoid spills and prevents you from wasting anything. Making sure every cent is worth it. I use 3 to 4 drops on a cotton ball everytime.

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Its consistency reminds me of ampoules, a little thick but very light and liquidy once it’s spread. It has a lot of moisturizing oils but it’s not sticky or oily/no film. I was praying not to have blemishes while using it. I’m so glad I didnt have those. It quickly hydrates my skin. It feels like I dont even need to use my Aquaphor. But I still do anyway. Remember that we should use cream/serums even if our toners are hydrating.

It can also be used as a mask based from Wishtrend’s recommendation. Just get some facial cotton sheets and load it up with this. Use it for 10 to 15 minutes just like a sheet mask. You guys know that I love it when a product has different uses. This is in my latest skin care routine. The whole set will be posted by the end of this month.

I’d recommend this to those:
Who want a hydrating toner
With sensitive skin
Who dont want alcohol in products
In their 20s

P.s. I just found out that this brand is against animal testing… which I was hoping for korean brands. You can get this on Wishtrend for local and  international orders; BeautyMNL for PH orders.

So, have you tried any of Klairs’ products? Let us know what are your thoughts them or any product suggestions. ☺

July 2016 Haul

29 Jul

I’m back with a small haul. It’s not as “bongga” compared to my other hauls. I changed my shopping behavior and it’s effective. I only buy things that I need. I replenish products when they’re about to run out. I guess my makeup collection wont grow and I’m fine with that.😅
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Skin Care

Skinlite Makeup Cleansing Tissues
I bought boxes of this. It’s only 89 pesos for 30 sheets. I prefer this now because EH Every Month Cleansing Tissues are always unavailable in-stores near at our place.

Etude House face masks
These were gifts from my sister. Again, I’m spoiled. Haha. Pearl, Royal Jelly and Tea Tree cost 58 pesos each while Snail is at 78 pesos. We’ll use them once a week.

Klairs Supple Preparation Toner
Wishtrend emailed me again last month for a review opportunity. They want me to start off with their best seller, Klairs toner. I’m using it now for almost a week. So far so good. I’m still observing if there will be any harsh reactions. I’ll do a full review after 2 weeks.

Dr. Color Effect Red Serum
All my Wishtrend packages include a sample of Red Serum, one of their best sellers too. I’m planning to have a first impression post on this. I think the samples I got will be good for 3 weeks.

Makeup

Essence 16h Long Lasting Makeup
I was interested to get this because members of a makeup group on Facebook love this. You should try this if you’re looking for oil-free and cruelty brand. I got it for 378 pesos in SM Department Store. I posted my full review already. Check it out.

Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Powder Foundation
I’ve been using this for 5 years now. I’m a full coverage and matte freak. This powder sets my makeup and gives additional coverage. It has color that helps to lighten a dark foundation on me. If a face makeup is a little darker on you, use a light powder to adjust everything.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I wanted to try this since last year. I’ve watched many tutorials on Youtube using this as concealer and highlighter. Do you know how hard it is that a raved product isnt available in your country and it’s used by your favorite gurus? I’m still in search for #20 though. Please inform me if you know a branch with that shade. I need to test it for dark spots.

How did you reward yourself this month? Are you one of those who went crazy on the lipstick sale today? Share them below. 🙂

Review + Before & After: Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

6 May

Klairs released a new product last March 10, 2016. It’s their first spot treatment, Midnight Blue Calming Cream. It’s my first time to try this brand.

They sent a jar to me and I received it om the last month. Btw, I had red itchy rashes that time because the weather is too hot. The temperature here can reach up to 40°C or 100°F. I know, my skin is freaking sensitive. It was the best time to try this cream. I wanted to include before and after photos.

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DESCRIPTION:
The Blue Cream is made for calming rather than moisturizing to rapidly soothe the skin in response to an irritation. You only need to apply a small, adequate amount to target areas.

Guaiazulene, its key ingredient is a plant-based component extracted from camomile oil. It has a natural violet color, which gradually turns the cream into a gentle blue color after the blending process.

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It’s best used at night to assist skin regeneration & to prevent makeup from breaking the protective layer.

INGREDIENTS:
Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric , Triglyceride, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Ceramide 3, Polysorbate 60, Bees Wax, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl, Acrylate Crosspolymer, Morus Alba Root Extract, Triethanolamine , Broccoli Extract, Lavandula Lavender Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lemo) Peel Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Guaiazulene, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, SH-Oligopeptide-1, SH-Oligopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol

PROS:
-Classy packaging (glass jar)
-Reasonable price, $24.50
-Hygienic, a spatula is included
-Has lots of flower and other natural extracts
-Rich and thick cream so little goes a long way
-It can last for a year although it’s only 30ml.
-Did not cause breakouts
-Has light cooling feeling, like menthol
-It’s also moisturizing
-Great for calming irritated areas

CONS:
-Contains alcohol and stearic acid

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The redness and crustiness have subsided. I hope you can see it in the photos above.

I know I should’ve taken them on a normal lighting but my skin was so gross that time.

I was skeptical at first becauase it has stearic acid, a comedogenic ingredient. I was bothered before but I use it almost everyday and I did not have any negative reactions.

Overall, I’m satisfied with it. My skin feels calm and relaxed when I put it on. It cools my skin. I like that it sinks in pretty well. It doesn’t feel heavy if you use the right amount. I have extremely oily skin but it did not cause breakouts. Besides, it’s just for affected areas, not for the whole face.

It’s also made with ceramide which is responsible for moisture barrier. Good for parched skin. It’s reasonably priced in my opinion because it can be used for 12 months after opening. I would consider to purchase a jar once I use it all up.

You can get this on Wishtrend. Click here to redirect to the store.

Have you tried this or any Klairs product?

April 2016 Birthday Haul

1 May

My birth month is done already? That was fast. I dont celebrate my birthdays and never had parties. I just like to get stuff off my wishlist so I did a small haul again. Most items here are gifts from my sister and collaboration with Wishtrend. Let’s start

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SKIN CARE

BELO Tranexamic Kojic Acid Soap
I bought this to lighten my dark spots. I find that it’s too harsh because it has 4 types of acids. I only use it on breakouts. It dries acne fast.

ETUDE HOUSE AC Clinic Spot Patch
An impulse buy and my sister got it for me.

ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore Freshner
Another gift from my sis. I’m not yet sure if I will declare it as one of my holy grails.

KLAIRS Midnight Blue Calming Cream
Wishtrend sent this to me. It has lavender which is one of my favorite ingredients. It has ceramide too that’s needed for my dry flakey flare ups. I’ll post my full review next week!

LUSH Mask of Magnaminty
I was praying and asking signs if this mask is available then I should get another tub. If not, it’s time to try a new one from another brand. To my surprise it’s available when I visited their store.

LUSH Fresh Farmacy
My all time favorite cleanser. I took a break from using this for almost a month now. I want to have it on hand just in case I like to go back to it.

SKIN & LAB Dr. Color Effect Red Serum
This is a sample size in my recent Wishtrend package. It’s a raved product in 2014 or last year. Maybe I’ll do a first impression post soon.

SKQIN Dual Sissi Mask Moisturizing & Brightening
These masks were added to Wishtrend’s package as a bonus. I’m so glad they gave us 4 masks. I’m excited to try them out. It’ll be my first time to try a mask that also gives love for our chin area.

MAKE UP

MAYBELLINE Clear Smooth All in One Powder Foundation
I set my concealer with this foundation. It’s so matte and adds coverage to my  makeup. It’s really affordable, 169 pesos (approx. $4)

BODY CARE

GOODAL Cherry Blossom Hand Cream & THE FACE SHOP Kakao Friends Hand Cream Apeach Cherry Blossom
Gifts from my sister again. I’m spoiled. Haha. It’s spring time in Korea and now brands are releasing cherry blossom lotions.

ACCESSORIES

ETUDE HOUSE Lash Curler for Monolid
Another gift from my sister. I actually prefer the silver curler because it’s more affordable. But my sister said this rose gold one looks even better.

There’s not so much in my hauls, right? I’m trying to reduce hoarding or making impulse buys. I’m having a hard time storing them. Haha. Aaaaah, sometimes the beauty world is tiring for me with all the consumerism and hyped up products.