Product Review: K Palette Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Liquid and Real Lasting Eye Pencil

Monday, August 19, 2019

     As a self-confessed eyebrow and eyeliner makeup junkie, I make sure that my brows are always on fleek together with defined eyes for a more polished look! I have tried a handful of brands in the past and thankfully, most of them made into my highly recommend list. For eyebrows, I've tried different formulations like powder, gel, and mascara while for eyeliner- pencil, gel, and liquid are the must-haves.

     Today, I'm going to try one of the infamous brands from Japan- K Palette. This cult-fave Japanese beauty brand is well-loved among beauty and makeup junkie specifically for their highly-raved 1 Day Tattoo Eyebrow Pencil and Eyeliners. Long-lasting, water-resistant formula stays put for up to 24 hours, translucent ink, waterproof, smudge-proof, and easy application are the best features of their brow and eyeliner products. Know more about K-Palette and their New & Improved, Better than before Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Liquid and Real Lasting Eye Pencil after the jump!

Product Review: K Palette Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Liquid and Real Lasting Eye Pencil

Step Up Your Eye Game with SM Beauty 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

     When it comes to eye makeup, I can say that I'm more of "kilay on fleek" and eyeliner on point kind of gal. I'm not into eyeshadows because I can't get the hang of blending and matching colors but I can apply a single color to my eyelid if the need arises.

     Who here loves to apply eyeshadow and full eye makeup? Well, it's that time of year again - are you ready to Step Up Your Eye Game with SM Beauty? It's already a drill, every October of the year, eye makeup products will be sale up to 50% off the entire month! Sharing the participating brands and what products you need to invest in building your eye makeup essentials below.

Step Up Your Eye Game with SM Beauty 2017

Product Review: Measurable Difference Brow Amplifying Tint & Lift

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

     Is your brow game strong enough to say that you have that #eyebrowsonfleek kind of day? I presume that you've heard 'kilay is life' from one of your friends. I'll agree with them because having a thick and healthy brows makes our face look young and polished. 

     There are different ways to achieve that #eyebrowsonfleek look like applying your favorite eyebrow products, going under the blade with microblading, embroidery, and tattoo to name a few, or simply by a serum that will nourish and care for the brow hairs at the same time. I would like to introduce to you Measurable Difference Brow Amplifying Tint & Lift with RegenaLash. If you don't have the budget to try those eyebrow procedures or simply tired of using your default eyebrow mascara, powder or pomade, then read more below and discover this promising product from Measurable Difference.

Product Review: Measurable Difference Brow Amplifying Tint & Lift

Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

     I'm so thankful to whoever invented genius and innovative beauty products that make every girl's life easier. These beauty products are really functional and easy to use. I presume that you've heard of eyebrow gels and mascaras. These eyebrow products sprouted like mushrooms in the beauty shelves and almost all the brands, from cheap to mid-range and high-end ones have a tube or two in different colors for us to try!

     If you're into eyebrow products and wants to achieve those eyebrows on fleek look, it's now time for you to try eyebrow gels. It's an eyebrow product that looks similar to mascara but intended for the eyebrows. Pink Sugar launched early this year their eyebrow gel line- Honey I'm Good Brow Gel. Full review details, photos, and swatches below :)

Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel

Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel

     This multi-purpose brow gel fills in and conditions brows at the same time. The Honey I'm Good Brow Gel has a natural finish and is formulated with Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera. Available in 3 shades:
  • Blonde (Toasted Blonde)
  • Taupe (Universal Taupe)
  • Brunette (Soft Brunette)

Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
     You can see in the three swatches above that blonde is the lightest shade and the shade that only a few can pull off. I tried that shade on my bare face and I look so different. It's like I've bleached my eyebrows and made it lighter making me look like Mona Lisa. 

Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
Top-Bottom: Brunette, Taupe, and Blonde

size: 8 g/ 0.28 oz.

price: 349 php (Around $8.00+)

place bought: Free
Available in all Pink Sugar Kiosks- SM Manila, SM MOA, SM Makati, SM Aura, SM Fairview, SM Marilao, SM Clark, SM Lanang Davao, SM Seaside Cebu. Landmark Trinoma, Landmark Makati, KCC Marbel, KCC General Santos, KCC Zamboanga, Watsons Ayala Center Cebu, Watsons Seaside Cebu
Online at http://beautymnl.com/

instructions for use: Apply gel in short upward strokes in direction of hair growth. What I do is start applying on the opposite direction and then back. For a natural, highlighting, effect, apply over brow powder or pencil.
ingredients: Purified Water, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Caprylic/Caprictryglyceride, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Quaternium-90Bentonite, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera Oil, BHA, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May contain (+/-) Mica (Cl177019), Iron Oxides (Cl77492, Cl77491, Cl77499) Tin Oxide (Cl77861)

Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
My bare eyebrow- right side

Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
Blonde is a shade that only a few can pull off. In my case, I can say it makes my eyebrow look non-existent.

Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
Taupe matches my hair color

Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
Brunette is a bit dark but I think I can also pull off this color if I'll use a very light stroke during application.

What I like:
  • The price is affordable.
  • The packaging is sleek but has a generous amount of product in every tube.
  • The brush is okay, the space in the wand helps in spreading the product 
  • Doesn't have funky or weird scent.
  • The texture and consistency is light, like a water-based cream. 
  • It's highly pigmented and dries matte.
  • There are three shades to choose from.
  • The formula doesn't clump.
  • It's long-wearing.
  • This brow gel can be used alone or in conjunction with eyebrow powders and liners to give your brows a more dramatic and on fleek look. 
  • Since I have thin hair brows, I only need one coat to cover the hair strands.
  • No irritations, breakouts, or whatsoever on my forehead or in my eye area. 
  • Batch, manufacturing, expiration date is printed on the packaging.
  • Easily accessible.

What I don't like:

  • Can be a bit tricky to apply if you have stray eyebrow hairs.
Will I repurchase? Definitely Yes! If you change your hair color from time to time, you need to buy all the shades to compliment your current hair color.

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. This is a good eyebrow product for beginners and pro. If you have clean brows, you can use this alone for that natural look. If you want to define your brows, you can use this as a topper for a more polished eyebrow on fleek look. 

     If you're planning to buy one shade, it's still best to visit Pink Sugar counters and swatch all the shades to see if it compliments your hair color and skin tone. 

Have you tried eyebrow gels and mascaras? What's your fave brand?

Good Times!~

Be Hair Free and Bare Ready with Lay Bare

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

     Hi dearies! I was invited by Lay Bare to try their services so that I can share my experience here on my blog last week. I didn't think twice and said yes to the invitation immediately because Lay Bare is my go-to waxing salon. Even before this feature, I'm already a loyal Lay Bare customer. I had my first underarm waxing and eyebrow threading at SM Fairview branch. When I see my underarm hair growing to 1/4 inches in length, I'd schedule my appointment with my favorite attendant because SM Fairview branch was always jam packed that time.

     Lay Bare is one of the first hair removal specialists here in our country. They're the ones who uses natural ingredients for their wax that's made of sugar, honey, and calamansi. At Lay Bare Waxing Salon, they believe that being “hair-free” is just the “bare minimum”. That’s why they created Thorough Care. If you're frequent to Lay Bare, I presume that you know they're using cold wax in removing unwanted hair but did you know that there are other awesome benefits that their cold wax formula can give your skin every time you undergo their waxing treatment? More details of their Thorough Care formula that will not only give you hair-free skin but make your skin Bare Ready!

Be Hair Free and Bare Ready with Lay Bare
Lay Bare Gateway Mall branch
     “Thorough Care” is a treatment where they uses cold wax that contains calamansi, sugar and honey. Calamansi helps whiten your skin, sugar exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, and honey contains antioxidants that help fight wrinkles. So when you get a wax at Lay Bare, you’re not just hair-free, but you also have whiter, softer and smoother skin. This is what they call being “Bare Ready”. Bare Ready means having total confidence about the skin of your sensitive areas and being ready to bare yourself.

Be Hair Free and Bare Ready with Lay Bare
Lay Bare cold wax uses a special formula called “Thorough Care” that contains calamansi, sugar and honey
     For this feature, I visited their Gateway Mall branch. The staffs are very accommodating and friendly. I find Lay Bare's theme nature friendly. They have green and brown color combination that is soothing to the eyes. I also like their simple yet clean surroundings. 

Be Hair Free and Bare Ready with Lay Bare
     Their treatment areas are clean even though it's a not that spacious. I feel comfortable inside their treatment area. The pre and post care treatment products are properly labeled and properly arranged in the designated area.

Be Hair Free and Bare Ready with Lay Bare
treatment room
     During my visit, I availed their eyebrow threading and Brazilian waxing service. I go to Lay Bare once or every two months for my eyebrow threading sesh. To tell you the truth, there's still a pain every threading session even though I do it on a regular basis but to a minimal level. I can say that Lay Bare's technique in threading is good because it doesn't hurt that much and I don't get a teary eye unlike with other hair waxing salon that I've tried before. It only took less than ten minutes for the threading session since I only have a few stray eyebrow hairs during my visit. 

Be Hair Free and Bare Ready with Lay Bare
my right eyebrow after the threading
     Before we proceed to the next service I availed I have a question to ask. Do you still use razor and shave to remove unwanted hair? Why is shaving not enough? Because being hair-free is just the "bare minimum". That is why Lay Bare's Thorough Care treatment doesn't just remove unwanted hair -- it helps you have light, softer, and smoother skin as well.

     Next service was Brazilian Wax. I presume that you already know what Brazilian waxing service is all about. Basically, all the hairs in the genital area will be stripped off. It is painful, but when you become used to it, the pain will be more tolerable. Because this is a Thorough care treatment, I was re-introduced to the methods and products used in waxing. Like what I've said about, their treatment involves a lot of benefits not only on the day of waxing but after that too. Thorough care treatment is:
  • A part of the Bare Ready campaign that was launched as a way to re-introduce Lay Bare to everyone to educate them about how they use cold jelly wax, and to highlight the benefits of its ingredients which their staff (and some clients) are very familiar with.
  • It is called "Thorough Care" to differentiate their hair removal service from other waxing salons, and their cold jelly wax from ordinary wax.
  • The THOROUGH CARE treatment doesn't just remove unwanted hair, it also helps them have lighter, softer, and smoother skin as being hair-free is just the BARE MINIMUM.

Be Hair Free and Bare Ready with Lay Bare
Helpful tips, post care products, and important things to know before and after the treatments
     Here are the things that I experienced after availing one of their Thorough Care treatment and will highly recommend to you especially if you still shave unwanted hair:
  • The first step in Lay Bare's Thorough care treatment is getting and showing their special cold wax that is made of natural ingredients. I've tried smelling the cold jelly wax and it smells natural- honey and calamansi to be exact.
  • The cold jelly wax is individually packaged so that it is for single use only. 
  • I noticed that hygiene is highly prioritized. Gloves are used to administer the service.
  • My attendant was very informative and she asks me f I'm okay every time she pulls out the unwanted hair.
  • I can say that the thorough care treatment makes Brazilian waxing not that painful because the cold jelly wax used eliminates the incidents of knicks, cuts, and burns.
  • I also like that the patch technique of removing unwanted hair lessen the pain of waxing particularly for a Brazilian wax.
  • My overall experience of their thorough care treatment is awesome. After the treatment, I noticed that my skin is soft and smooth. No irritations or whatsoever.
  • After a week, hair growth is slower than the usual.

Be Hair Free and Bare Ready with Lay Bare
Here are the post care, maintenance products that you can use after your waxing sesh: 
Lay Bare Exfoliating Cream, Lay Bare Soothing Cream, and Lay Bare Ultimate Lightening Gel
     Hair-free skin is only bare minimum. It doesn't end there because more than having a hair-free skin, one must see to it that bare skin needs utmost care that's why a Thorough care treatment consisting of natural ingredients is a must! Be hair free and bare ready this summer with Lay Bare!

For more information about Thorough Care, check out Lay Bare now!
visit their website: www.lay-bare.com
Like them on Facebook: Lay Bare Waxing Salon
Follow them on Twitter: @Lay_Bare
Follow them on Instagram: @lay_bare
#LayBare #BareReady #ThoroughCare

Good Times!~


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