Thursday, August 30, 2012

All Time Favorite Toner: Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner

I came across this while browsing the web looking for all natural alternative to skin care products. I thought it wasn't available locally since it is made in the U.S.
I finally found out that we can purchase it at the Healthy Options store in our local malls. I bought the travel size one (less than a hundred I guess) just to try it out and to know if I am not allergic to witch hazel since some all natural products sometimes cause allergies to sensitive skin.

I went back after 2 weeks to get the bigger bottle (237ml, around P300) and you can tell how much I love it as this much was left after 3 months use. It may seem to be pricier compared to other local toners available in the market, but I don't mind as I have found my holy grail of a toner. I never experience any irritation or breakouts compared to various toners I've tried. Been using it in the morning and night as part of my skin care routine, and has been my staple skincare product since.

Here's to let you know more about the product:

"Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel natural skin care products are your solution to healthier skin. 100% natural, Witch Hazel gently removes oils and impurities leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated without harsh or confusing ingredients contained in other toners. Our formula for natural skin care products dates back 1866 and continues to be the only gentle, oil controlling toner made from entirely natural Witch Hazel.

Witch Hazel is a plant native to the North East with healing properties so powerful that the Native American’s used it as a topical healing solution as early as the 16th century. Today our natural skin care products are extracted from the twigs and bark of the Witch Hazel Plant and distilled into a natural astringent that is still one of the gentlest ways to cleanse and tone the skin.

Witch Hazel is so gentle that it can be used on nearly any type of skin. People with oily skin find that Witch Hazel helps them to achieve a balance other toners can’t. Those with dry skin see the flakes leave while essential moisture remains. Our natural skin care products clean and calm sensitive skin, unclog pores and help you to achieve a balance that can only be had with Witch Hazel."

Have you tried this yet? Let me know.

Friday, August 17, 2012

NYX: Matte Lipstick in Angel and Round Lipstick in Thalia

NYX makes great selection of lipsticks with a wide variety of shades. I picked my first ones and these too seemed to impress me. I specifically like the Matte formula and does wear a bit longer than the obviously creme finish of the Round one. I got mine from Digitaltraincase.

Neat packaging as you can actually see the color of the lipsticks. For the Round one, color is at the bottom.

This is how much product you can get from each tube.

Labeling at the bottom too.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Angel

NYX Round Lipstick in Thalia

Do you have NYX lipsticks in your makeup stash, too? What do you think?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Myra Vitaglow Tinted Moisturizer

A lot of people are in search of a drugstore alternative to a popular tinted moisturizer that's so costly (Laura Mercier), they say they almost found one. Except for the shimmer that is.

Myra, as Filipinos knew, started as a supplemental Vitamin E capsule and eventually ventured to cosmetics and skincare by releasing lotions, creams, face powder, etc.
One thing I like is their moisturizer. It doesn't break me out and could it get any better if they'll release a tinted version of it. I thought I would toss away my foundation after this.

As the picture above shows, it happens to be a bit too dark for me. I understand this was made specifically for Filipinas that are a majority, beautiful Morenas. I wish it had a lighter version for us who are on the pale side. But still I could probably rock it by giving me a slightly fake tan on summer.

Problem is when you go out and hit the sun, you suddenly transform into a Twilight Vampire. What I mean is you sparkle, yes you indeed GLOW like a glitter. Being an oily-faced person, I am a fan of the matte type of cosmetics thats why this part disappointed me. A lot.
But then again I would still probably use it I but have to really brush a lot of matte powder on to my face for the shimmer to subside.

I guess the R&D team of Myra never tested these on makeup gurus or makeup enthusiasts first, so they could have known that too much glitter isn't that all flattering especially if you put it all over your face. I might just use this anyway on my legs and shoulders, giving me that needed glow where I want it to be. Now off to the beach, Gurl! :)

Repurchase? I would if they would elimitate that disturbing glitter/shimmer and add a variety of shades.

What do you think?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters in Berry Smoothie and Tutti Frutti

Revlon Lip Butters in Berry SMoothie and Tutti Frutti

$ 7.00-9.00 (US)
P 575 (Philippines)

Yes dear, that's all the product you can get. Not that much. Packaging was neat though. I just wish there could have been more product in it as I can't use that super nice packaging on my lips. :)

Swatches: (L) Berry Smoothie and (R) Tutti Frutti

Berry Smoothie (pinkish/berry) is so soft I thought it would melt every time I swatch it. It has  shimmers on it that I can feel on my lips like sand. Kinda weird I know.

Tutti Fuitti (orange) has quite drier formula compared to the other one which I don't know why. But these color is perfectly fluttering on pale cool toned skin.

Like others who have tried these lippies, I wish they had flavor or scent on them that compliments their cute names on it. Obviously their not long wearing but is a good alternative for pale lip blame and heavy lipsticks if you do not want to go heavy on your makeup for the day. Be sure to bring it with you and put it in your purse to re-apply within the day.

Natural Lip Color

Berry Smoothie

Tutti Frutti

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Hello lovelies!
 I am doing my first ever Giveaway this August. I am sharing my love for Human Heart Nature Products. These are all Natural products derived from our country. I thought you might want to try these out. Simply follow the instructions below so you may enter and win these fab prizes. Giveaway runs from August 1-31, 2012. Philippines only.

1 Purifying Facial Scrub (Strawberry Scent) 50 ml
1 Balancing Facial Toner 50 ml
1 Moisturizing Shampoo (Mandarin Fresh Scent) 50 ml
1 All Natural Deodorant (Pink Blossom)
1 Lip Balm (Wild Berry Flavor)

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