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Feature: Eres Tu Korea Sunscreen and Anti-Aging Skincare

Thursday, July 20, 2017

     Ever wonder why Koreans have nice and beautiful skin? It's because they are obsessed with skin care products that target blemishes and reverses the signs of aging. They have a special kind of skin care routine that can take up to 8-10 steps! Imagine how tedious their ritual just to achieve young and flawless skin, some may say it's crazy but 'Patience is a virtue'

     There are so many Korean skin care brands in the market today and a new player is here to offer specialized products like sunscreen with anti-aging benefits in the name of Eres Tu. Their products contain peptide and other active ingredients that will benefit the user in the anti-aging department. More information about Eres Tu Korea below :)

Feature: Eres Tu Korea Sunscreen and Anti-Aging Skincare

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

Saturday, December 05, 2015

     Hi dearies! Merry Christmas! I've been a fan of Laneige ever since I've tried a sample of Snow BB Cushion. I'm still a lurker of different forums before and don't own a blog yet during the time I'm using the product. I presume that some of you have an idea of Laneige. It's a high-end brand of Korean cosmetics and Song Hye Ko is one of their ambassadors. After finishing a tube of Snow BB Cream, I said to myself that I'll save up and buy one of their best-selling skin care product- Laneige Water Sleeping Pack. I've searched for reviews online about Laneige Water Sleeping Pack four years ago and all the users gave this baby a positive feedback. Since I'm a cheapskate, I wasn't able to buy a tub because I have doubts if it will be worth every peso that I'll spend. 

     Fast forward today, I've learned that this product is being offered in O Shopping for a very reasonable price. I accidentally discovered O Shopping Philippines one night when my son can't sleep and decided to turn on the television. He was switching the channel and stop when he saw something Korean flashing on the screen. I heard the word Laneige and decided to watch too. To cut a long story short, my eyes were glued to the hosts of O Shopping introduced the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX and what's included in their offer. If you're lemming to try this skin care product from Laneige for a very long time now and having second thoughts because of the price, well you can purchase a set at O Shopping PH for an amazing price. Anyhoo, here's my review after using the product religiously for more than a month, twice or thrice a week especially when my skin feels so dehydrated.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX benefits and claims:
  • Wake up to a fresher feeling with the new and improved Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX.
  • Feel more refreshed when you wake up by simply using the new and improved Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX!
  • It has a light gel-type texture that provides hydration, vitality, and brightening effect while restoring skin. Up your skin relaxation game; invest in Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX and feel the difference in the morning!
  • With containing the Snow Water, it helps to keep your skin look more crystal clear and vitalized.
  • An aromatic essence compound exclusively developed by AMOREPACIFIC, Sleepscent™(Patent application No. 10-2009-0043726), helps to relax your mind and body and derive for a good sleep. A good sleep effect allowing sufficient relaxation eventually reinforces skin restoration for healthier skin condition. Essential oils from Orange Flower, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sandal Wood etc. are contained in the Sleepscent™.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX ingredients and its features:
  • Beta Glucan for skin regeneration;
  • Ceramide SLN for moisture restoration;
  • Hunza Apricot Extract for skin purification;
  • Chestnut Extract to improve skin texture.

     As I've said above, I've been lemming this skin care product for a long time and when I got hold of this last October, I used it religiously- twice or thrice a week. Even if there were times that I'm too tired and lazy to wash my face after a long day attending events or running errand, I really make sure to apply one scoop around 2.5 cm in diameter using the spatula after washing my face.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX
One scoop is enough for my entire face
     The first application of Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX on my face was a bliss. I like the color of this moisturizer/face mask. It has a light bluish tint that turns almost clear once applied. It has a cooling and soothing effect on my tired face that's why I find it addicting to use! The scent is relaxing and after application, my face looks so hydrated that I described it as 'wet face' look.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX
Photo on left shows the color of this gel-type mask. It has a bluish light tint inside the tub. I put a lot of product on my hand so that you can see the color and texture. But I don't apply this much. One scoop is enough, okay? Right hand shows after blending the product. You can see that my hand has a 'wet look' appearance.
     This product from Laneige acts as moisturizer and a sleeping mask. It's a light-gel type product and melts like water once applied. It instantly makes the skin soft and smooth but not tight after application. Since I only need a pea-sized amount every night, a 80 ml tub will last me more than five months because I'll just use it three times max per week.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

size: 80 ml / 2.7 fl. oz.

price: 1,250 in Laneige Counters BUT you can get it for only P2,495 for 2 80 ml at O Shopping PH and comes with lots of freebies. It includes:
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX 80 ml x 2
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX 20 ml x 2
Laneige Multi Cleanser  100 ml x 2
Laneige Snow Crystal Sheer Lip Gloss x 1

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX
This set only costs P2,495 at O Shopping!

place bought: Free

instructions for use: from
1. In the evening, follow the face relaxing massage after applying skin refiner and emulsion after face wash.
2. After taking an appropriate amount(2.5cm in diameter recommended), mark on nose tip, cheeks, forehead, and chin areas, and feel the scent for about 3 seconds. * Relax your body and mind through the Sleepscent™.
3. Gently spread over the face from inner part to outer part along the skin texture.
4. Go to sleep after absorption without rinsing off. (Wash face in the next morning)
* Use once or twice a week.
* Apply more than recommended amount when your skin is particularly dry.
* Open the cap and breathe in the scent of Water Sleeping Pac_EX about 5 seconds before use when you feel a heavy stress.
* Apply to neck area for neck care.

ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Trehalose, Camillia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Water (Himalaya Snow Water), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide Mea, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycogen, Glutamic Acid, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Lysine HCL, Magnesium Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Mannitol, Serine, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Sucrose, Stearyl Behenate, Citrulline, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-11, Atelocollagen, Alanine, Arginine, Ammonium Acryloyl-Dimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Zinc Gluconate, Carbomer, Copper Gluconate, Capryl Glycol, Calcium Gluconate, Theronine, Tropolone, Triethanolamine, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Poly-Glyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polysorbate 20, PCA, Histidine HCL, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 42090

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX
Here's my bare face after applying Laneige Water Sleeping Pack before going to sleep. Photo taken around 12 midnight. No filter. That's my skin- I have large pores, uneven skin tone and freckles on my cheeks

What I like:
  • Reasonably priced at 2,495 at O Shopping Philippines since I get 2 80 ml tub plus the full-sized freebies like the Laneige Multi Cleanser, Laneige Snow Crystal Sheer Lip Gloss and additional 2 20 ml trial size of the sleeping pack.
  • The packaging is simple. The jar is sturdy in my opinion because I've dropped it twice and I didn't see any dent or crack on the surface. Well-sealed upon purchase and comes with a spatula for hygienic purposes.
  • A little amount of product goes a long way.
  • It's a gel type product that's easy to apply.
  • Absorbs quickly and gives a well-hydrated skin after application.
  • It has a relaxing scent and I can feel the cooling sensation during and after application on my skin.
  • It's non-greasy and not oily.
  • Instantly brightens the face the next after I wake up. I can say that my face looks more hydrated and supple.
  • No irritation, breakouts or whatsoever after using it for more than a month.
  • Manufacturing is printed at the bottom of the tub.

What I don't like:
  • It doesn't have anti-aging ingredients so I guess girls who are into anti-aging now will look for other alternatives that give same results.
  • Does nothing on my blemishes and freckles which I understand because the product is not intended for that problem but I hope if they reformulate this in the future, they will add an ingredient that will somehow lighten those marks.

Will I repurchase? Yes, but not for as these tubs will go a long long way! 

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. I highly recommend this moisturizer/sleeping mask to all girls who would like to give their skin the hydration needed for the cold ber months will really make your skin dry and flaky. This mask is easy to use and will be enjoyed by women who like to hit the sack immediately after application since they don't have to rinse it at all.

     You can get this set at O Shopping Philippines for a reasonable price. The freebies are awesome too so if you want to give something special this Christmas, this is something that you should now miss. Aside from this set, they also have the Laneige Snow BB Cushion which I really, really, really love! I've been using this bb cream for more than a year now. I get my back up at Laneige counters before but now I will purchase next at O Shopping PH when I ran out of this wonderful product. This also comes in a set and has lots of freebies too. If you want to check, just click here: Laneige Snow BB Cushion. Good thing I discovered awesome deals at O Shopping Philippines. 

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

Have you tried this sleeping mask from Laneige?

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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by O Shopping for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. We have different skin types and what works for me may not work for you or vice versa.

Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest

Saturday, November 14, 2015

     Hi dearies! I feel very privileged and honored to be invited to one of the sweetest event of the year. I'm definitely sure you've already seen top beauty bloggers raving the newest baby in town. Yes, this makeup brand is taking the beauty blogging community by storm because aside from the quality of their products, the price is budget-friendly and proudly Philippine made!

     I was invited to the grand launch of Pink Sugar Cosmetics last October that was held at Stella Woodfire Bistro in BGC. It was an afternoon of fun and playtime as we swatched all their makeup products including the uber pigmented lipsticks, dual-end eyeliners, lip and cheek tints, day to night eye shadow palettes and HD blushes to name a few. See event highlights and other information about the makeup line below :)
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
     Pink Sugar Cosmetics was created as a makeup solution for women looking for products of high quality and great value. Keeping in mind the beauty regimen of Filipina women, they develop products that are innovative and multi-purpose, which result in effortless beauty solutions.

     When I arrived at the venue, I was shocked and surprised at the same time because I saw creative packaging of the makeup. I was thinking of international brands but of course I will not compare because I know that Pink Sugar Cosmetics is a Filipino brand that's proud of its own. The first product that caught my attention were the lipsticks! There were 24 shades in  display calling my name to swatch them on by one! So without further ado, here are the products that I'm sure will make you go to the nearest Pink Sugar Cosmetics counter after seeing their beauty now!
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Janeena Chan hosted the event with Laveen Mirpuri and Rohit Mirpuri- the duo behind Pink Sugar Cosmetics
Pink Sugar HD (P299) and Creamy Matte (P349)  Lipsticks
     Pink Sugar HD Lipstick is a creamy lipstick with Vitamin E and Shea Butter. It comes in 14 pretty shades while Pink Sugar Creamy Matte Lipstick has a semi-matte formula also with Vitamin E and Shea Butter. There are 10 gorgeous shades to choose from.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar HD and Creamy Matte Lipstick
Pink Sugar It's Awesome BB Cream (P499) and Our Lil' Secret Concealer (P299)
     Pink Sugar It's Awesome BB Cream is made with Green Tea extracts, Aloe Vera, and antioxidants. It has SPF 25 and yields light to medium finish. Comes in 4 shades that suits Filipina skin tones.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar It's Awesome BB Cream and Our Lil' Secret Concealer
Pink Sugar Dual Finish Face Powder (P499)
     Pink Sugar Dual Finish Face Powder is a two-way powder foundation with photochromatic pigments and long-lasting coverage. Infused with ginseng and other antioxidants. Comes in 5 shades
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Dual Finish Face Powder
Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Eyeliner (P349)
     Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Eyeliner is an eyeliner duo that's smudge-proof and long-lasting. Duo features a felt-tip liquid liner and soft pencil. It comes in 4 shade combinations.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Duo Eye Liner
Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint (P349)
     Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint is a pigmented lip and cheek tint with coconut oil, Vitamins A, C, E, and Aloe Vera. This comes in 5 oh so pretty shades.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint
L-R: Pink Paradise, Coral Bliss, Purple Pleasure, Pink Passion, and Red Rouge
Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color (P499)
     Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color is a delicate cheek color with Vitamins A, C, E and Aloe Vera. Comes in 5 shades for the Blush, 1 for the Bronzer, and 2 for the Highlighter.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color
Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eye Shadow (P699)
     Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eye Shadow is a day to night eye shadow palette with 10 expertly-curated colors in matte, frost, and metallic finishes. Comes in 2 color combinations: colors of spring and city lights
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eye Shadow Palette in Romantic colors of spring and Exciting city lights
     As what I've said above, this was a swatchfest event. We were allowed to play with the entire line of their gorgeous makeups and let our creativity shine through swatching. I was intrigued with Pink Sugar's Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tints so they were the first ones that I swatched during the event. After this, I also swatched 5 shades from the HD and Creamy Matte Lipstick line. I've tried mostly pink shades. 
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
My apologies for the blurry shot of Sugar Tints.
L-R: Pink Paradise, Coral Bliss, Purple Pleasure, Red Rouge, and Pink Passion
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar HD and Creamy Matte Lipsticks
L-R: Selfie, Catfight, Gossip, Date Night, Fancy
MY APOLOGIES for the poor lighting :(
     So all in all, Pink Sugar Cosmetics is a brand that I highly recommend because of these reasons that I'm sure all of you will agree:

  • It's a homegrown brand.
  • The formulation is suited for Filipina skin.
  • Comes in a fab and eye catching packaging.
  • Each Pink Sugar product is cruelty-free and Paraben- free.
  • The formulation is also good for sensitive skin as some of the makeup contains Vitamin A, C, E, shea butter and antioxidant ingredients.
  • The price is very affordable.
  • Extremely pigmented!
  • It's easily accessible- available at major SM Beauty stores nationwide (SM Aura, SM Makati, SM Marilao, SM Manila, SM Fairview, SM MOA, SM Clark, SM Lanang Premiere Davao) and at Ayala Center Cebu.
  • It's also available online thru Beauty MNL-
  • There's a wide array of shades to choose from!

     Watch out for my swatches and review on my next post. I'll be sharing some of my favorites from these haul below. Thank you so much Pink Sugar Cosmetics and Digify Corp. for having me and for these babies! 
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Cosmetics goodies, FTW!
For more information about Pink Sugar Cosmetics,
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Maybelline's The Perfect First Impression #firstimpressionsmatter

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

     First Impression lasts, this quote is too cliché but makes an impact in different aspects of life. First impression is important and we should not take it for granted. Research shows that it only takes up to 8 seconds to make a first impression! We are given only one shot to put our best face forward, so let’s make it perfect! Maybelline recently launched an app called First Impressions Meter to find out what first impressions you make on others. It is a fun, one-of-a-kind app that gives you 8 seconds to decide your first impression of other people, while they decide their first impression of you! We are only given one chance to make a first impression, so how do we make sure it is perfect? Click CONTINUE READING to know more about Maybelline Instant Skin Perfection and some tips on making your prefect first impression.
Maybelline's The Perfect First Impression #firstimpressionsmatter

Beauty Tag from Angel

Friday, January 25, 2013

image from google

     Two weeks ago, Angela of Angelamhiere's Little Heaven tagged me in her post Beauty Tag from Erika. My apologies if it took me so long to share my beauty basics. I've been contemplating if I'll answer the questions straight-forward or will share what I really have since there's only few makeups on my stash. I love the simple/day/no makeup look that's why you'll seldom see me with eyeshadows even during events. So most that you'll see here are my HG's.  I will just give a brief details on each item or category. You can click on the captions below the photo to see my full review :D


     I'm a cheektint girl during my college years. I can't leave the house without staining my cheeks with this kind of blush. But as years passed by and with some reason (when my fave cheek tint from Mistine got discontinued) I just lost my passion for cheek tints. Two years ago I've tried to rekindle my love for cheek tints that's why I grabbed the opportunity when I bought this pre-loved tint from Benefit online. 

     My HG blush of the moment is Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach. I also have another blush and it's a mineral blush from Virginia Olsen. I haven't tried it though and will test it one of this day and see if I'll be fine with mineral blush on my cheeks.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk Blush
Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Virginia Olsen Minerals Terra Cotta Blush


     Since I'm a late makeup bloomer, my first love was lipgloss. I love how light and girly glosses can be. But when I started lurking here in the blogosphere, I discovered so many kinds of lipsticks and my eyes were mesmerized by the colors specially pink ones. These two babies are my current faves, actually they're three but my grandmother saw me sporting Rogue Deluxe in Just Peachy from SNOE and she really liked the color so I just gave it to here since I can buy that from Snoe anytime. Loving these cool toned pink lippies from MAC and N.Y.X
MAC Girl About Town Lisptick
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa


     Lipbalm baby! Handy, moisturising and fun since almost all the flavors smells very nice and some can be delicious too :D My current fave: Carmex (who doesn't love Carmex?) and EOS- my first organic lipbalm. Cute shape eh?
Carmex Lipbalm in a Jar
EOS (Evolution of Smooth) Smooth sphere in Honeysuckle Honeydew


     If you're a long time reader of this blog, I presume you know that I rarely put eyeshadows. I can count the days where I colored my eyelids and it's not me who did the eyemakeup. These eyeshadows below came from giveaway prizes and Virginia Olsen Minerals Holiday Collection Launch loot bag. So I can't answer the question based on my fave but If I were to choose, I'd choose the sparkle one because I love the fantasy effect when I tried it on the eyes. 
NYX Chrome Eyeshadow
Virginia Olsen Minerals Holiday Collection Eyeshadow in Stardust
Virginia Olsen Minerals Choco Eyeliner
Covergirl Eyeshadow Stick


     Powder foundation and BB cream. I use bb creams as base and powder foundation to set the bb cream. I've tried so many bb creams before, most of them were sample sachets. Never got a full-sized one and the one I considered as full sized was a pre-loved one pa. The Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover is soooo love! I already hit the pan and will buy a refill this coming February. I'm glad that there's 4U2 dreamgirl Lovelight BB powder to save the day. This became the substitute of my favorite powder foundation when I was on a tight budget.
Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover
4U2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder


     I'm fine with liquid eyeliner but I always make a mistake on creating thin and thick lines because of my weird eyelids. I also like cream and gel liners because of the pigmentation it gives whenever I'm using it. But these two are my current faves. Virginia Olsen for a more dramatic look- can be used as an eyeshadow too while the San San Eyeliner Pen for days when I'm lazy putting makeup on my face.

     Since I'm using bb cream I use my fingers to apply it. I also use my fingers to apply the Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk or the sponge that comes with it. This landmark kabuki brush for my powder foundation. Another brush from Landmark- Artist Studio for my eyeliner and Marrionaud duo brush for my eyebrows. This Virginia Olsen Minerals eyeshadow brush came from the loot that we took home after the Fantasy Holiday Collection launch. Still unused :(
Landmark Retractable Kabuki Brush
Marrionaud Eyeliner Brush
Artist Studio Eyeliner Brush
Virginia Olsen Minerals Eyeshadow Brush


     And now my stash is getting bigger because two new products that I'm road-testing can be a HG material. The Tony Moly 7 Day Tattoo Eyebrow and Nichido Mineral Concealer Stick that I'm using as eyeliner for my waterlines. Will update you once I considered them my HG and will make a review soonest. I'm also road testing this bb cream from Skin79- it's the Oriental bb cream but I'm having a hard time using this.
Skin79 The Oriental BB Cream
Nichido Minerals Stick Concealer
Artist Studio Eyeliner Brush
Tony Moly 7 Day Tattoo Eyebrow
     Hope you enjoyed reading this beauty tag. If you have questions just leave a comment and I'll try my best give my honest thoughts on these products :) Thanks for reading dearies! Have a lovely Friday :) 

     I tag all the beauty bloggers, feel free to answer this post on your blog too :D

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