camellia oil

Watsons + SNOE Beauty Haul

Thursday, October 25, 2012

     Hello there! Just a quick haul post for today. I asked Kenzo to watch Little Einsteins from the TV so I'm here typing faster than the usual because I told him this: mommy will borrow the laptop, count 1-10! Hehehe! So last weekend I went shopping to replenish my bath essentials and look what I found at Watsons, a charcoal toothbrush! My toothbrush brand is Colgate but the charcoal thing-y caught my attention so I decided to buy it and see what's the difference from the regular bristles. I ran out of conditioner and my plan was to try the Dove conditioner for color-treated hair. I haven't seen this variant before and I'm not sure if it's available here already. My cousin mentioned it to me a month ago. I tried looking for it at Watsons and Sm supermarket but I found none. My second option was Color Me Happy but it's OOS so my last resort was Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner and it's my 2nd bottle now. 
Pure Beauty Treatment conditioner
Watsons Charcoal toothbrush
     Since I'm very busy lately and have no time to book for an appointment at my fave waxing salon, I just bought this hair removal paper and use the remaining Strip It wax that I won from a giveaway. I ran out of facial wipes and the aloe vera variant was OOS so I opted for the green tea instead.
Glam Works Hair Removal Paper
Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tissues in Green Tea
     Restocking my fave soaps from Snoe for the nth time, No.5 Vitamin C Rich Calamansi Beauty Bar and No. 10 The Special Black Bleaching Bar. Back to this soaps after finishing No.3 Special Kojic Glutathione Soap.
Vitamin C Rich Calamansi
The Special Black Bleaching Bar
     Will end my post here loves, stay safe and have a goodnight sleep :D Kenzo's time now :D

Good Times!~

My Skin Care Regimen

Monday, August 13, 2012

     Hi loves! I'm worrying that another typhoon (Helen) will give sleepless nights and panic attacks to those living near rivers, creeks and low lands. After a day of sunshine here's another day of gloomy sky. If only we can talk to mother nature and ask her to give us normal amount of rainfall then we'll all be appease. Let's just pray that God will guide and give us strength and patience to endure all these natural disasters that we have to face.
     Today is errands day and we're off to Sm Fairview for some grocery and window shopping :D I'm also excited because the kiddo in me wants to play arcade games, weeee!~ So before going outside, I want to share my skin care regimen. Almost all of these skin care products became my HG (holy grail). Believe me when I say that I've tried and tested these soaps since 2009. Some brands specially with the soap only became my favorites this year. 

     My facial soaps- I use this soap once or twice a day. I also use a special soap e.g my skin is acting up or I want to lighten dried up zits.

Step 1: I leave the soaps lather for 2 minutes then rinse.

Step 2: After the Calamansi soap (ALL ORGANICS/SNOE WHITE) I leave the soaps lather on my
face for 2 minutes then rinse.
     I only use one toner before until I tried something that is almost close to organic because of its ingredients (will make a review soon)- All Organics Lemongrass Facial toner and Dr. Skin Oil Control Toner

My new love! I included this on my skin care regimen because it helped me lessen my pimples during my monthly period.
     For my moisturizer- I only use GNC Vitamin C Moisturizer and Camaru Naturals Camellia Oil
     And for my face mask- I use Purederm's Dual Well-Being twice a week.

     Basically that's it! I will update this post later. I want to add something but I can't find the pictures of them. Hope you enjoyed reading this. Stay safe everyone!

Good Times!~

Product Review: Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner

Friday, August 03, 2012

     Hi loves! I think it's time to share my thoughts about this great hair product that is reasonably priced. I've known Pure Beauty Treatment shampoo and conditioner last year through GT forums and most ladies who tried it said that this is Shiseido Tsubaki shampoo and conditioner counterparts. I know that Shiseido's price tag was expensive for a cheapskate like me and I need to look for a cheaper alternative. Last year when I saw that Pure Beauty Treatment shampoo was on sale at Watsons I never hesitated and bought it immediately. I wanted to buy both the shampoo and conditioner but the SA said that the latter sells like hot pancakes. It's always out of stock. I admit that I had a hard time looking for this conditioner. It took months before I saw it on the shelves again. 

     I already found my HG conditioner Clairol Herbal Essences Color Me Happy that made my color-treated hair more healthy, shiny and vibrant. But I still wanted to try this conditioner because of the positive results that I read from beauty bloggers. So after three weeks of using this conditioner I've found another HG that I can use alternately with Color Me Happy conditioner. Wanna know why? Read more to see my full review.
Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner is enriched with Camellia Seed Oil from Japan to help nourish and repair dry and damage hair. It also helps to strengthen each strand of hair, improving its elasticity for smoother and more manageable hair with an exceptional shine.
Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner
Classy bottle, I love the bronze color :D
Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner
The pump which dispenses a right amount of product. I usually dispense 3-4 pumps. My hair length is below my bra.
Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner
Batch number, Manufacturing and Expiry dates.
Storage period is 3 years
Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner
This is all the amount that I need for my thin hair
size: 500ml

price: 249 php (Around $5.90+)

place bought: Watsons Health and Beauty Store, Sm Fairview

instructions for use: After cleansing with Pure Beauty Treatment Shampoo, apply an appropriate amount of conditioner to wet hair and massage through the ends. Leave for 2-3 minutes then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sorbitol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Steartrimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Tridaceth-12,  Phenoxyethanol, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-90M, Paraffinum Liquidum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, BHT, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methlyisothiazolinone.

What I like:
  • The price- it's very affordable.
  • Has Camellia Seed Oil that's known to make hair softer and more manageable.
  • Pump-type bottle that dispenses right amount of product.
  • The scent is a bit powdery, not overpowering.
  • Makes my hair silky, smooth and shiny.
  • The scent lingers on my hair the whole day.
  • Gives a bit of volume on my thin limp hair.
  • This conditioner is Paraben and SLS free.
  • There's a batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the bottle.
What I don't like:
  • I experienced a bit of hair fall. 
  • Always out of stock.
Will I repurchase? Yes! This is a great alternative to my HG conditioner. I will restock on this since it's always OOS. 

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. I love that this product makes my hair smooth and manageable. I only worry about the hair fall and I'm hoping that it will subside after using the entire bottle. But fret not because it's only a bit. Nothing big to worry about. 

     Have you tried Pure Beauty Treatment hair care line? What's your fave? Happy Friday guys!

Good Times!~

My Recent Hair and Skin Care Haul

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

     Here's another haul post guys. Actually the first photo was purchased two weeks ago while the latter was bought yesterday. One of hubby's rest day is reserve for grocery and mini shopping day. We usually buy Kenzo's stuff at Sm Supermarket but this time we decided to go at Trinoma. I always enjoy our grocery time because Kenzo loves riding the push cart. When I saw those cute push carts at The Landmark grocery, I'm very excited for my son. So when we went their to buy our grocery, Kenzo's very eager to ride the push carts with kiddie ride thingy. 

     So here's what I bought two weeks ago: My second bottle of VMV Hypoallergenics Skin-Saving Antiperspirant Spray. Would you believe that my first bottle lasted for a year? I'm really in love with this product. I sweat a lot because it runs in the family. We have active sweat glands and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. I'm glad that I discovered this skin care line from VMV and will post my review soon. The price is a bit steep for an antiperspirant but one things for sure, it will really make you feel comfortable! I also bought the Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner. I read somewhere that this hair treatment line from Pure Beauty is somehow a dupe of Shiseido's Pure Tsubaki Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner. I already made a review on Pure Beauty Treatment Shampoo and I love how it made my color treated hair smooth and shiny. 
VMV Skin Saving Antiperspirant from- 420php to 380 php
Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner with Camellia Seed Oil- 249.75
     And here's what I got yesterday: Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub in Licorice and Mulberry Leaf Extract which I really love! I think it's my 5th or 6th tub now? I just, just love using this scrub. Then I purchased only one soap from All Organics- Calamansi which I really miss since I'm fond of using Snoe soaps lately but this doesn't mean that I totally forgot this brand. This is my first HG organic soap and will always have a very big place in my heart :)))
Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub- 130php
All Organics Calamansi Soap- 70 php
     Reviews will be posted soon :D I need to make sure I use the product before making a review so please bear with me if it takes me weeks or months on sharing my thoughts. So that's all for now. Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed my haul post. Have a great ahead!

Good Times!~

Product Review: Camaru Naturals Camellia Oil

Saturday, July 28, 2012

     I love this bed weather we have now. But I hate that I cannot enjoy it because we're on a graveyard shift! My son is still wide-awake enjoying his new coloring book. He just ate his dinner an hour ago. Sounds weird? Yes, it is weird for a toddler sleeping six or seven o'clock in the morning and I've mentioned his erratic sleeping pattern here in my blog the nth time. As much as I wanted to sleep, I need to stay alive and kickin' because I still have 3 hours to spend on mommy duties before going to dreamland. So to keep my mind active, I need to read something or write a blog post :D 

     First of all I want to congratulate myself for updating this blog everyday. I want to make this a habit, publishing one review or haul post a day. Next, I'm excited to share on my next post another batch of winnings from giveaways that I've joined. And finally, after three weeks of using this so called miracle oil I'm about to rave my skin's latest best friend :D

     Using natural oils as moisturizer is not new to me. I've tried tea tree oil, emu oil, olive oil and sunflower oil before and I like the effects on my skin. If I'm writing my blog three years ago, prolly there's a written review here but the only review that I made was Human Heart Nature's Sunflower Beauty Oil. I love my GNC moisturizer. The Mosbeau All-in-one face cream somehow gave moisture and lightened some pimple marks on my face but I'm still on the hunt for something organic. I'm glad that Camaru Naturals Camellia Oil was included on the Everyday Essential Loot that I won from The Beauty Junkee. Does this mean the hunt is over? Well, read more to find out.
Camaru Naturals Camellia Oil
Camellia Oil Properties:
Penetrates Quickly~
Highly Moisturizing~Light Herbal Aroma~Virtually Colorless (Slight Yellow Hue)~Rich in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids including up to 85% Oleic Acid~Rich in Tocopherols (Vitamin E)~Rich in Polyphenols~Natural Anti-Oxidant~Restores Moisture Balance to Dry Skin~Improves Complexion~Enhances Radiance~Softens Wrinkles and Tiny Age Lines~Non-Comedogenic~(Does Not Contribute to Acne and is Suitable for Oily/Acne Prone Skin)~Conditions the Skin After Shaving~Protects Skin from Elements~Blocks Harmful UV Rays~Reduces and Heals Scars~Cools the Skin~Maintains a Healthy pH~Suitable for All Skin Types Including Allergy Prone Skin~Promotes Hair Growth~Conditions Scalp
Camaru Naturals Camellia Oil
Praised as the "Beauty Secret of the Geishas".
Moisturize - it penetrates quickly and deeply, giving your skin optimum hydration without a greasy feel. Your skin will feel remarkably refreshed, smooth and firm.
Replenish - it dramatically revives skin clarity and improves skin resilience, giving your skin a supple and radiant glow you can see and feel. It endows your skin with a luminous silkiness that no other product can match today.
Restore - it eliminates or visibly diminishes fine lines and small wrinkles and reduces the appearance of pores.
Protect - it contains Vitamin A and E, a natural antioxidant, safeguarding your skin from the damaging effects of UV/environmental exposure and free radicals.
It offers similar benefits for hair. It stimulates hair growth and slows the graying of hair. It adds shine, softness and smoothness to your hair.
It prevents stretch marks such as those acquired during pregnancy. It helps diminish or completely eliminate stretch marks.
Camaru Naturals Camellia Oil
size: 30ml

price: free (499php Around $11.90+)

place bought: free (Camaru Naturals Facebook Page)

instruction for use: After thoroughly cleansing the face, take a small amount (2-3 drops/pumps) on your palm and smooth it evenly onto face and neck by using your hands or by your fingertips. 
Can also be used around the eyes to diminish puffiness, dark circles and fine lines.

ingredients: Pure Camellia Oil (cosmetic grade)

What I like:
  • It's organic!
  • No breakouts, allergic reactions or whatsoever.
  • Unscented- a plus for me since some oil have this weird and funky smell.
  • Does the job in moisturizing the skin.
  • Lessened fine lines around my eyes.
  • My hair felt soft and smooth with a hint of shine considering that I have color-treated hair.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • After three weeks, I noticed that my pimple marks lightened a bit. 
  • Not sticky nor greasy and absorbs very quickly.
  • If I'll do the math, the price is affordable because it can lasts more than a month and performs as an all-in-one treatment.
What I don't like:
  • None!
Will I repurchase? Yes! Definitely after finishing the whole bottle which I think will last a long way. 

     I give this a 4.755/5 rating! I love this product. It's truly a miracle oil :D I've tried different oils before and this one is at par the best in my honest opinion. I highly recommend this specially to those with dry and flaky skin. You can also use this as hair treatment to restore dry and damage hair. Always do a patch test before using or adding a new product on your skin care regimen. This way it'll be easier for you to determine the culprit if there's a negative reaction with your skin. Natural skin care products can cause allergic reactions too. I'm an organic junkie but still I get some negative reactions from certain organic products.

     Have you tried natural oils as moisturizer? Care to share your experience? Have a great day head and stay safe!

Good Times!~


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