Human Nature Makeup

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I made a makeup review due to my busy schedule as I belong to working class and have to attend wifey duties  🙂 and of course makeup ban.

Now that I am at the time of the year in buying new makeup, I am trying the local ones. I am a bit makeup snob and anti-fake! (Please, not the makeup) Once, I found the local products that compliments my skin, then I’ll try the high ends that is totally worth it.

If you’ll ask me why I opt for high end makeup brands? because they usually deliver. Highly pigmented, good texture, good smell, nice packaging and long lasting. Mostly doesn’t need to applied with damp makeup brush which local makeup normally instruct! yay.

Without further ado here’s the review:

Mineral Lip Gloss in Island Berry
Human Nature claims to be a natural & organic, Philippine-grown and chemical-free products. They are very famous local product that gracing our country right now.
As for my first set, I bought several items and that includes this lip gloss. I am not a lip gloss person but nowadays, I appreciate it but not for everyday use. Island berry compliments my skin color (yellow undertone) and it doesn’t make my teeth look yellowish (Be warned with lippie colors, one should not give you that aura!).
Pros
  • Goes well with or without lipstick
  • Doesn’t draw white line inside my lips
  • Not too glossy that will make you look like you just ate lechon
  • Good for everyday use
  • Affordable
  • No parabens, silicons, FD&C lake dyes, glycols, mineral oil or other toxic substance (sabeh!)

Cons

  • I have to re- apply after 4 hours

Goes with bendable lip sponge? lip sponge daw haha!

Mineral Blush in Tropical Rose

This is the best local blush  to date! (yipeee) In fact, I am planning to collect all of ’em. This one is the darkest and also good for sculpting (based on my skin color: yellow undertone)

Pros

  • Compliments my yellow undertone skin
  • last for 6-8 hours without re-applying
  • No harmful chemicals (sabeh)
  • Highly pigmented for local brand
  • Goes well with powder foundation (using MAC & in2it)
  • Affordable

Cons

  • I am not quiet sure if how soon will this break into parts? you know? pag madalas gamitin mabilis mag crack lalo na pag paubos na. My high end brands of blush like Benefit and Nars ay super tipid! hangang sa gilid gilid intact pa din 🙂

Mineral eyeshadow in Sweet Innocence

Human Nature Mineral Eyeshadow failed me 😦 I am sorry to tell. Maybe it’s because of my skin type.

Pros

  • The packaging has a suggested diagram on how to apply it
  • Good for everyday use
  • Affordable
  • No harmful chemicals (sabeh!)

Cons

note: I have oily acidic eyelids

  • Needs to apply with damp eye shadow applicator
  • Not highly pigmented so, you need generous amount
  • It fades after 2 hours
  • Doesn’t blend well

Overall

I bought all of this with a legit reseller at my work that has a discounted price! (winner)

Lip gloss: Php 175.00 (retails at 200+)

Blush: Php 175.00 (retails at 200+)

Mineral eyeshadow: Php 225.00 (retails at 200+)

I am not sure if this is a regular price through resellers or it changes every month, but still it’s affordable considering the packaging and quality. The nearest Human Nature store in my place is at Trinoma (Beauty Bar) yehey!

If I am going to buy some Human Nature makeup products again, it will be the Blush! I am going to try their lipstick perhaps in a week or two! Stay tuned 🙂

For more details:

Official Website: http://www.humanheartnature.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-Nature/130958740309

 

 

Parisian Chic: A Style Guide

Parisian Chic: A style guide by Ines de la Fressange with Sophie Gachet (Php 1,265.00)

When I first discovered French literature during my high school days, I fell in love with Parisian style! I always tend to design my room as well as my wardrobe like a Parisian chic. I love the air of elegance and confidence of a Parisian chic as shown in story books, movies, the sexy language and attitude. How I wish I can meet one personally or even visit Paris my self *le sigh...

I even say to my self “think French” when I feel so tired walking or feel tamad to walk!

Parisians love to walk.

Anyway, Here’s a little info from Parisian Chic book that was given to me by my bestfriend Mylene as a birthday present!

Contents

  • Dress like a Parisian
  • Belle of the Ball
  • Chez Moi
  • Ines’s Paris

That’s all but it’s a fat book and detailed! lovet 🙂

My favorite part is Belle of the Ball

The Parisian loves talking about beauty, but hates spending hours in front of her bathroom mirror. She is not a devotee of multiple masks and day creams, preferring a healthy application of natural good sense and of course, the following top ten tips!

The top ten tips are so cool and real 🙂 I’ll share five:

  • Wear makeup every day, even on weekends. Your family wants to see you at your best, too!
  • Don’t go bankrupt buying expensive face creams— the best beauty parlor is your local dentist. An attractive smile and great teeth are the best way to forgive and forget the rest.
  • The most important beauty routine of all? makeup removal! And deep cleansing, even without makeup. Makeup in bed is strictly forbidden.
  • Drink carrot juice. It tastes good, makes us happy, makes us beautiful—logical.
  • The Parisian is happy to retouch her makeup during the day with a dab of powder from her compact (always on hand). But she might just as easily forget. And when a tired face rings alarm bells during the evening, there is just one solution—it’s time to get some sleep!

and some french tip from Yahoo SHE:

Best Beauty Tip: How to Look All French

“Always wear lipstick,” says Terry de Gunzburg, French makeup artist and creator of By Terry. “French women do not wear a lot of lip gloss; they favor lipstick, often red, and never leave their apartments without it.”

Vanity desk project

Where the magic happens...

Hi everyone!

This is my vanity desk project. It is not yet done 🙂 I am still finding the right chair and thinking what kind of aesthetic lighting I should put in both sides. I was thinking about getting the popular Hollywood style but I am a bit hesitant since my electrician and trusted salons told me that those light bulbs are high maintenance. It attracts more “dust” since anything electronic does it. So, I had a change of heart.

The idea came from Kim Chu’s vanity desks, she have both. I opted to buy and installed the straight light instead (thank you to my loving husband who supported me to do this, its labour of love!)… I don’t know what is the technical term for that but I asked some salons what lighting are they using and ta-dah information complete. It also has diffuser to avoid strong lighting. The great thing in warm light is you can still see the actual make-up (because some light can be tricky at times)

I am so inspired whenever I see my vanity desk and hopefully I can finish it in no time.

SNOE

President & Founder of Snoe: Ms. Jen Gerodias Diaz

President & Founder of SNOE: Ms. Jen Gerodias Diaz

I heard a lot of good reviews about SNOE and was so thrill to meet the President and founder behind the intriguing stylish and high-end cosmetics which is a local brand. Yep, you heard it right… our very own.During our meeting, I couldn’t help but notice how truly beautiful Jen in her age (35) I even asked her what’s her secret haha!

She’s very passionate when it comes to skincare and worships SPF which is contagious.

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SNOE is named after the only daughter of Jen, Justine Emmanuella Diaz or Noe for short.

When Noe was born, everyone who would see Noe would say she is a white as snow. Hence the name is SNOE. The logo is the Snoe snow flake:

I love Snow flake, in fact it is the design of my wedding cake 🙂 That’s why I fell in love with the design of SNOE. It has a fine taste especially with the packaging and store lay out! Moving on, aside from being stylish and high-end cosmetics it really delivers beauty and value for money. It was created to cater and benefit all kinds of consumers as SNOE believes that every woman deserves the best and can reach their fullest potential.

SNOW is dedicated in understanding the value of health, beauty and passionately pursue to serve the consumers’ daily beauty needs. The products that is available in the market will have more to come as the continue to create new products to exceed customer expectations.

Soon this brand will be a Filipino market leader in cosmetics, SNOE in no doubt will be the biggest global Filipino brand in no time. The brand represented by the snow flake that symbolizes the uniqueness and diversity of each individual.

L-R: Lan (Web Manager) Moi and Jen at SNOE in Glorietta

Jen showed me her SNOE store in Glorietta and met one of her pioneer staff who assisted me to take a closer look and try some samplers I’m interested with…

This Holiday season, SNOE also offers a perfect gift set for lovely ladies!

Gift package

As I continue to observe and try the products like a kid in a candy store, these caught my attention:

Beso Balm (not tested)

I am a sucker for lip balm! from Burts bee,  Carmex to EOS (which is the one I love to use right now) Beso Balm of SNOE is kinda interesting as it plumps, soothes,protects and FRESHENS Breath!!! it has even a warning: Prolonged use may attract the opposite gender and cause intense flirting. Oh lala 🙂

EMU.THOLOGY (not "yet" tested)

I really want to try EMU (for short) as I am into total skin care. It has grade pure EMU oil (ACAI BERRY + SINGKAMAS) it promises to be forever young 🙂

MASK (not "yet" tested)

I love whitening products and this one is for every skin type, from dryness to breakouts to fine lines!

Whitening Detox Clay Mask (not "yet" tested)

Stem Cell sunblock cream (not "yet" tested)

I am so intrigued with Stem Cell products, I haven’t tried anything with Stem Cell and this is interesting huh…

Instant white SPF 45 Sun Lotion (tested)

I love this sun block because it is not  greasy and Paraben free!!! Its like you have nothing on  that any other lotion makes you feel 🙂

Magic Apple Whitening Scrub (not "yet" tested)

Milk Scrub (not "yet" tested)

Another interesting product! it is Cleopatra’s secret to incredible skin. it contains real milk to gently buff away rough and dry skin. It has sea salt that will exfoliate to make the skin bright and smooth all over the body.

Body Ritual Perfum with Anti-Oxidants (tested)

It smells scrumptious, light and refreshing! It feels lusciously good about yourself minus the calories 🙂 It is also moisturizing and contains anti-oxidants.

Happy Heels Therapy Set (not "yet" tested)

For shoe lovers (like me) I think this is good for us for foot whitening spa kit!

Sponsored Products (All tested)

Skin Softener (tested)

I used this product every night for 4 days up to present and I am loving the effect 🙂 I am still young yet I am crazy with anti-aging products. This moisturizer is also good for whitening and contains collagen! It delays the effects of aging.

Will surely buy this again once I empty the bottle!

BB Cream (tested)

I use this during work days as a primer and it works well with my make-up and doesn’t made me break out. Yipee 🙂

No.12 Maximum Whitening soap

Will get back to you once I finish this one:

Singkamas Soap (tested)

I use this soap during night time because of the (smell) It has natural ingredients filled with high-grade whitening ingredients, essential oils, fresh fruit and vegetables! It might be a my sensitive nose, but I love what how it works on my skin. Even without lotion at night… still it makes my skin smooth early in the morning. Will surely buy this soap!

Hand Sanitizer (tested)

The first foaming hand sanitizer in our country 🙂

It smells nice, not too sticky!It comes in 4 different scents 🙂

THE BEST EVER! must have hair product (Php 499.00) Tested

I am the kind who loves being so mabango all the time. I want to leave traces of my scent to people I meet everyday as much as possible 🙂 From my hands to hair strands haha!!! yes, a lady should smell nice.

SNOE hair heroes will definitely save you from a bad hair day!!! it helps to save you it from hair abuse such as hair blower, iron and styling products. It has rich formulas that contain powerful healing powers from oils, fruits and vegetables to create awesome hair days, everyday. Not only that, this intense Argan oil is also good as a leave-on hair conditioner!!!

I have only tried the conditioner and I am so in love with it already! The SNOE product I highly recommend (wait for EMU,I want to try that one so badly)

There are 3 products under hair heroes.

SNOE COSMETICS

I tried the glam jam goddess (smells chocolate!) and glam jam blush (fruity gum!) and it is good for dry skin 🙂 All cosmetics has infused with skincare.

SNOE STORE LOCATIONS

Ground floor Cinderella (Glorietta, Makati)

Ground floor festival mall (Alabang Muntinlupa)

2nd floor fashion ave. (SM Muntinlupa)

Ground floor (SM Valenzuela)

CUSTOMER SERVICE

0999-888- SNOE (7663)

0917-558- SNOE, 0922-8436567

SNOE HEADQUARTERS

MMG compunds, Magsaysay Road, Barangay San Antonio San Pedro Laguna

http://www.snoebeauty.com

info@snoe-enterprise.com

SNOE FACEBOOK

SNOE TWITTER

Goody Comb

All purpose comb with overlay and dip (Php 200++)

 

Hi everyone!

I love my  Acca kappa brush but I am experiencing hair fall right now again! (gosh) So, I decided to use a comb to avoid hair fall. I bought a wide-tooth comb in Goody ( a trusted brand for hair accessories) while I am doing shopping at…

Purebeauty @ Serendra

 

A paradise in Serendra, the only  beauty store I love to shop. Le sigh… don’t you just wish we have Sephora here? 🙂

 

Overall Experience:

* Less hair fall (1-2 strands minsan wala pa)

* No tangles

* Smooth and light

* Good for everyday use

Bobbi Brown: Makeup Manual

Available @ Powerbooks (Php 735.00)

Hi everyone!

I love books (and the smell of it!) and right now I am crazy about collecting make-up manuals and other Parisian books. Last week, I decided to buy the best selling manual of internationally renowned makeup artist, Bobbi Brown.

This book is the best beauty-manual I ever red so far! Concise, informative, most comprehensive makeup lesson you will ever have and definitely for everyone from beginner to pro! As Glamour.com quoted “Indispensable… tons of foolproof beauty tips… includes everything” is so true!

What’s inside:

Chapter 1: Makeup Artustry

Chapter 2: Equipment

Chapter 3: Skin (VERY useful!)

Chapter 4: Face

Chapter 5: Lips

Chapter 6: Eyes

Chapter 7: Ten-Step guide to perfect make-up

Chapter 8: Special makeup applications

Chapter 9: Atistry

Chapter 10: Essential equipment for the professional

Chapter 11: Advanced makeup applications

Chapter 12: Memorable makeup moments & legends

Overall: Worth it and if you are a beauty addict like me, this is a nice bible for you. Really a page-turner and I can’t get enough!

note: Powerbooks charges Php30.00 for plastic cover 🙂

Magnifying Mirror

Hi everyone!

Forever 21: Magnifying Mirror x3 (Php 75.00)
Magnifying Mirror x5 (Market Market Php 66.00)

I am currently crazy with my new find: Magnifying Mirror in x3 and x5.

What’s the difference? it is already obvious 🙂 but I highly recommend  x5 rather than x3.  Since I have a crazy battle with sparse brows this is the great mirror to see by detail while applying the wax and powder (btw I am now obsess with Browzings! wonderful product from Benefit)

I also use this to see clearly the unwanted white heads on my nose haha!