Sample Room Products for September + Haul

Sunday, September 22, 2013

     Ten days to go and hello October! Before the month ends, I would like to share another mini haul for the month of September. If you're a long time reader of this blog, I'm sure you've seen these products on my past haul posts.  I hope you'll not get bored of this same old skin care products haul. Good news is, I got new products from Sample Room! Already a member of Sample Room but having a hard time getting samples? Fret not because we have the same fate. Haha! My ninja moves doesn't work all the time hence the products that I'm eyeing always get OOS whenever I logged into my Sample Room account. I believe that Patience is a Virtue so when I saw Sample Room partner bloggers announced on their social media accounts that there will be a restocked of products, I patiently waited and tadah~ I got what I really want to get from their samples this month. 

     Yay for a full-sized tube of Colour Collection BB cream! Thank you very much Sample Room for spoiling us- your roomates with promising skin care and makeup brands both coming from local and international names. I'm currently road-testing this bb cream and as of the moment my initial thoughts are mostly positive. Can't wait to make my detailed review and share it to you my dear readers :) Click CONTINUE to see the rest of my Sample Room haul!
Sample Room Products for September + Haul
VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin- Saving Antiperspirant, Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tissues, Eskinol Spot-less White Facial Cleanser and Colour Collection BB Cream

July Haul

Saturday, July 27, 2013

      Before this month ends, let me share with you the products that I've purchased on different days. If you notice, most of the items here are my HG's so if you want to read my review I'll provide the link below. I want you to know that most of my "haul post" showcase my HG skin care brands. Pardon me because I try to veered away from buying things that I don't need and if I know it will irritate my skin, I'll skip it. I always think more than 10 times before buying new skin care product or makeup. I hope you'll not get bored of reading my haul post. But I assure you that there will be 1 or 2 items that's new so that I can share my review especially on latest cosmetic products in the market today that's budget friendly!
     So lets start with my favorite cleanser, Eskinol that I've been replenishing since the day I discovered it from Janet's review. I love this cleanser doesn't irritate my skin and didn't make my breakout worse even if I ran the soaked cotton ball on them. It just sting big time XD. My next purchase was Maybelline Make Up Remover, it's my 3rd bottle. I only use this if I have photo shoot and I need to remove my eye makeup. This baby melts away stubborn eye shadows and waterproof eyeliners :) I'm not planning to buy a new contact lens because I still have 3 designs that I use alternately during photo shoots but when I saw that Dull to Doll was having a clearance sale, I immediately purchased this one. It's purple and I already used it in one of my photo shoot weeks ago. 
GEO Contact Lens
Eskinol Spot-less White Facial Deep Cleanser
Maybelline Make Up Remover Eye and Lip

My Sample Room Product for April + Mini Haul

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

     Hello! Hope you had an awesome Monday dearies and to start another week that's gonna be full of surprises from yours truly let me share with you my mini haul for this month. Skin care products that you'll see here are my favorites/holy grail (HG's) so I'll just leave the links just in case you haven't read my review on them. 

     I'm on my 3rd bottle of Eskinol Facial Cleanser, I use it once a day or when I feel that my face needs extra cleaning after wearing makeup for more than 5 hours. This toner works best with another fave All Organics Lemongrass FacialToner and the Quick FX Pimple Eraser. I noticed some of my old pimple marks appear less visible now. It's not an overnight miracle though but I'm happy to see positive results. I still love the effect of Quick FX Pimple Eraser not only in combating nasty zits but also in making dark pimple marks lighter :) Another product that I really love is Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub. I've been using this product alternately with A Bonne' Spa White C Salt Scrub. Both products work great in exfoliating dead skin cells on my body caused by heat and pollution. 

     Say hello to my new shoulder/body bag from Y.R.Y.S. :) It's not fashionable and trendy but being spacious is a plus for me that's why I bought it without hesitations. My long time fave shoulder bag from Landmark is showing a sign that it needs to rest for a while to prevent it from further damage. 
Eskinol Spot-less Facial Cleansing Toner
Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub
     Here's what I got from Sample Room 2 weeks ago, a 50ml Mustela Hydro Bebe Hydrating Lotion. I was planning to use this on my son but when I opened it, the cologne-like scent made me decide to use it on the driest part of my body. I love how velvety and soft my skin to touch after applying the lotion. Will post a separate review on this soon.
Mustela Hydro Bebe Lotion
     So basically that's all for now. I still have lots of product reviews and features coming on the following days. There will be new giveaways this week and next week so watch out for it. For the meantime, join my ongoing giveaway here: Summer Giveaway 2. Thank you for visiting guys!

Good Times!~

Collective Haul (January, February and March)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

    Hellos! I would like to share my recent and not so recent skin care and makeup haul. I decided to make this post collective so that you'll not get bored of seeing same products that I buy to replenish my skin care essentials every month. I already posted my review of BYS Lipstick and Eskinol Spot-less Facial Cleanser before this haul post, I know it should be haul first before review but it's better late than never right?

     Most of the items here are my favorites like All Organics Lemongrass Toner, Snoe white The Special Black Bleaching Bar, Quick FX Pimple Eraser, Purederm Facial Wipes and Nivea Extra Whitening Lotion. Just click on the link for full review of each product. 
ESKINOL Spot-less White Facial Cleanser
All Organics Lemongrass Toner
BYS Lipstick in Champagne Rain
Snoe white The Special Black Bleaching Bar

      My recent skin care buddy is the Eskinol Spot-less White Facial Cleanser. It's my 2nd bottle now and I'm loving how it removes deep seated dirt while making dark spots and blemishes less visible than before. 
QUICK FX Pimple Eraser
Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tissues
     Great news for Quick FX Pimple Eraser users. The old packaging has been replaced with this one that has a resealable cap. No more worries of contamination and spillage! 
NIVEA Whitening Cell Repair
Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Off Beat Pink
     I already  made a review of Nivea Whitening Cell Repair Protect and this is my favorite lotion of all time. Since it's summer and I'm always outdoors, I decided to try this variant because it's suitable for frequent sun exposure. I also bought a new lipstick and this time from Ever Bilena, heard it's a dupe for MAC Pink Noveau. Let's see how this will look on my pigmented lips. Will post swatch and review in a week's time.
Tony Moly Baby Doll Pot Concealer 01
Tony Moly Dear Me Petite Cotton BB Cream 01
     Yay! My first full-size, unused bb cream :) I'm a bb cream addict. I started using bb creams 4 years ago and tried more than 10 brands. It's a trial and error experience. Even if I found my HG bb creams- Skin79, Skinfood, Laneige and Kate to name a few, I still feel the need to look for something new. I guess that's the reason why I don't buy full-sized bb creams. This concealer is my lemming and finally got my own pot already. I've read positive reviews about this concealer, will road test the product for a week or two before sharing my own review. 

     Basically that's it for now. Leave a comment below if you use the same skin care and makeup products. Have you joined my giveaways yet? Click here to join ^_^

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Product Review: Eskinol Spot-less White Facial Deep Cleanser With Pure Calamansi Extracts

Saturday, March 09, 2013

     Hi, hi hi! I'm back with another review. I told you in my previous post that I wanted to share new products on my skin care regimen and makeup stash that I'm currently using. So let's start with this toner/cleanser. I'm sure you've seen this product a lot of times and I presume a member or two in the family have tried this. This product has been around if I'm not mistaken since my childhood days and I remember seeing my mother using this before and after washing her face. If you're thinking this toner is classic, yes it is. 

     Eskinol is classic and very effective that's why until now it's still here unlike other brands being discontinued in the market. When I saw that Janet of Journey on Beauty made a comprehensive review of all Eskinol variants, I'm convinced that the quality of this product has been tested through times and if this is re-formulated I'm sure that the new formulation is way better and improved with added features. I'm so happy that I've got a chance to try this toner because my skin loves it. Read more and see why I repurchased the bigger bottle of this product.

     Eskinol provides products which are specifically formulated for the Filipina skin. Its range of products is known to effectively solve oily skin problems and pimples!

     Eskinol Facial Deep Cleansers contain Micro-cleanse Anti-Bacterial Formula that removes pimple-causing dirt left from washing with soap. It also removes excess oil and make-up to make your skin truly clean. Use Eskinol Facial Deep Cleanser and avoid pimples and other skin problems from coming back

Eskinol Spot-less White Facial Deep Cleanser With Pure Calamansi Extracts
R- I emptied the small bottle in a month's time.
L- Currently using this 135ml bottle every other day.
~Removes deep-seated dirt, excess oil, and makeup with micro-cleanse anti-bacterial formula
~With pure Calamansi extracts known to whiten skin
~With vitamin C derivatives to help lighten dark spots in as early as 1 week for an even skin tone

size: 4.6 fl.oz. /135ml

price: 49.75 php(Around $1.20+)

place bought: Watsons Health and Beauty Store, Sm Fairview

instructions for use: Moisten a piece of cotton and apply on face and neck. Repeat until no trace of dirt is seen on the cotton. Use anytime and anywhere to get a truly clean skin.

ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat., Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Perfume, Citrus Microcarpa (Calamansi) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Menthol, CI 47005

What I like:
  • The price- cheapest among the toners that I've tried.
  • My skin feels squeaky clean after use.
  • There is a cooling sensation and  just a little sting
  • Able to cleanse deep-seated dirt and heavy makeup.
  • Leaves skin matte and oil-free.
  • Wide selection of toners for different skin needs.
  • Lightened some dark spots after 2 weeks of every other day use.

What I don't like:
  • Caused dryness on some parts of my skin.

Will I repurchase? Yes because truly soap is not enough to cleanse that deep-seated dirt. 

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. Other than the faint alcohol smell and the dryness, I really liked seeing my face squeaky clean after using this product. I noticed some of my pimple marks have lightened. I'm not saying that this product alone made those blemishes lighter, applying this every other day somehow helped those unsightly dark spots appear less visible. I'm also giddy to try other variants of Eskinol but methinks I need to use this continuously if I really want to see maximum results and if it will make pimple marks vanish after long-term use.

     Have you tried Eskinol? What's your favorite variant? Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend

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