Showing posts with label cleansing oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cleansing oil. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Current Favorites

Hello everyone! I'm really sorry for not updating my blog often. I tried to but I've been really busy lately and to make matters worse, my hard drive crashed! Ughh. So anyway, I've accumulated so much stuff already that I rarely purchase anything anymore. My room is sort of like a little Watsons already, so I really have to use up what I have before I purchase even more. So for now, I'd like to show you my current favorites among the things that I'm using. 

Current favorite cleansing oil: Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Fresh

Whoa that's a long name. I've seriously tried all the variants of the Shu Uemura cleansing oils, and I feel that this one is the best for my skin type. The makeup removing properties are just okay, but this helps make my skin less oily, so I will keep repurchasing this until I find something that works as well but more affordable and will not break me out.

Current favorite evening product: M2 Skin Refinish 20% (formerly Mama Lotion)

I'm currently on my second bottle. It has a high price tag, but my first one lasted me at least six months. This is very good for my uber oily skin. It helps keep breakouts at bay and is an anti-aging product as well.

Current favorite foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

This is my favorite liquid foundation! Its staying power is superb, and after I oil up I still look good.

Current favorite body scrub: Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub

I still haven't found anything to replace this. I haven't seen any whitening effects (which I'm not really after) but it's affordable, exfoliates without being too abrasive, not to mention it smells good!

How about you? What are your current favorites?

Monday, June 14, 2010

5 Products that I Keep Buying Over and Over Again

Hello everyone! I'm really a beauty junkie, but there are certain products that I keep buying since they really work for me. Let me show you what my list consists of:

1. Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Fresh

Well, technically, I haven't bought this over and over again. I'm only in my second bottle. Finally, I know all the rage about the Shu Uemura oils. I have seriously tried all the oils of Shu Uemura because I bought a travel pack of all their oils. Among all of them, I loved this and the brightening oil the best, but since this was the cheaper of the two, I opted for this. This feels very light, but still moisturizing --perfect for my oily skin. For a more in-depth review of this product, click HERE

2. SkinTel Pimple Clearing Soap

I am not the only one using this soap, my sister and brother use it too. We've been using this for two years at least, and it does a good job of preventing my face from breaking out, but at the same time, it's not harsh on my face. 

3. Godiva Vitamin C Serum

I love this product! I've been using this for more than three years. I've seriously bought a bottle religiously every month, and recently, my sister has started using it too. It really does help prevent pimples. For a while, they changed their formulation to the inferior, orange one but it seems that they have returned to their original clear formulation. For a more in-depth review, click HERE

3. Leyende Face Canvas

I'm already on my 3rd jar of this! Not only is it organic, but it is absolutely non-greasy, is easily absorbed by the skin, doesn't break me out, and seems to help lessen the oiliness of my face. When I had my 2nd pixel laser, I used this as my moisturizer and I did not feel any pain at all, as opposed to the moisturizer that my derma gave me. For a more in-depth review, click HERE
5. Vaseline Healthy Sunblock SPF 30

I can't remember how many of these I've gone through but I'm at least on my 5th. I use this everyday as my body sunblock because doesn't feel heavy like most sunblocks, and it doesn't smell like sunblock either. And the price? P270. Very affordable! I only wish it came in a bigger size.

What about you? What are the products that you keep buying again and again? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Product Review: Shu Uemura High Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O

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What it is:
A two-in-one cleanser and makeup remover.

What it is formulated to do:
High Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O provides antiaging and antioxidant skin purification that thoroughly cleanses the skin while protecting it against the internal and external aggressions associated with aging. Leaves skin smooth and protected without stripping it of its natural oils.

What else you need to know:
shu uemura's #1 selling Cleansing Oil. Suitable for all skin types.

Like it says, this is Shu Uemura's bestselling cleansing oil. It's most probably for the antioxidant properties it has. I haven't been using it enough to see if my skin has gotten more youthful, but I'll give a little of what I think about.

The first thing that I noticed is that it doesn't emulsify as well as the pink one. I don't know if it's just me. I'm no expert on cleansing oils. It also didn't leave my face as zit-free as the pink one. Well, the pink one is the one that is meant for oily skin so I can't hold it against this variant. However, in the time span that I was using this, I got two compliments from my guy friends who asked me if I was doing something different with my face since my skin looked nice. Hmmm.... I don't know if it's because of this variant or the prolonged effect of using this plus the week before when I was using the pink variant.

Like the other cleansing oils, I can actually get away without using moisturizer at night since it leaves my face moist.

Will I buy this again? Like I said, I have to wait until I've tried all the oils to decide which one I'm going to buy.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Product Review: Shu Uemura Skin Purifier High Performance Cleansing Oil Fresh

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Product Description:

What it is:
A two-in-one cleanser and makeup remover.

What it is formulated to do:
High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Fresh provides refreshing and radiance-enhancing skin purification that thoroughly cleanses the skin while respecting its integral balance.

What else you need to know:
Suitable for normal to oily skin types and acne-prone skin. Removes waterproof makeup

As all of you know, I got this in a set of 6 cleansing oils and I have to say that I am in love! I'm no expert on cleansing oils since the only one I've tried apart from the Shu oils are Elianto Green Tea Cleansing Oil and DHC Cleansing Oil (once only). Of all the Shu oils, I decided to start with this first since this is the most recommended for oily skin.

I'm not used to using the oil cleansing method since it doesn't give me that squeaky clean feeling I get from washing my face with soap. Sometimes I still wash my face with soap after just because I'm not used to that moist feeling. What sold me on this variant is that when I feel a bump coming on, I wash with this at night and the next morning, the bump is dry! I'm really impressed. And take note that I'm very acne-prone and I don't even need to use my acne soap anymore.

I also don't have any problems with it emulsifying. It washes off easily with water. It has a nice mild scent and what really surprised me is that I only need to use a small amount of oil. I think my 50 ml bottle will last me 2 1/2 to 4 months if I use it once a day only. And it really does take off all the makeup in my face. I won't be using this as an eye makeup remover, though, since I think it's too pricey to be used as an eye makeup remover. Better use something cheaper that does the job.

Will I buy this again? I have to go through my other oils to see which one I like best, but I will be getting a Shu oil for sure.

Quick tip though: Better find someone who will buy this from the US or from a Duty Free abroad. That's what I'll be doing since it's just too expensive here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm back! Paris, Rome, Singapore Part 1 + award

I'm back! All I can say is, I'm so tired from all the walking I did for the past 11 days. It was insane! Anyway, before I go to serious travel talk, let me start with my haul from Singapore first (although it was the last stop on my vacation) just because I'm quite excited with my goodies. But before anything else, here's a picture of Sephora in Singapore.

Okay, it's not as tiny as what I expected from everyone else's comments, but it is much smaller than the other Sephoras I've seen in Europe.

Here's a picture of Sasa in Singapore:

Now this is what I call tiny! It's really small, unlike its counterparts in Hong Kong, which is Sasa land! I was hoping it would be bigger. Oh well.

My sister and I bought an epilator in Singapore. This is a shared purchase. I tested it and it was nice. Quite expensive though.

Here is my haul from Singapore:

Here's a rundown of the stuff I bought: I bought 3 eye brushes from Sasa. The brand is Arezia (never heard of it actually) and they were cheap. They were less than P120 pesos (around USD2.5) and they looked soft so I decided to try them. I got a sample of Clinique Turnaround Visible Concentrate because I've read a lot of good reviews. I got a sheet of nail stickers from a nail art stall I saw, a pack of Biore black pore strips since I've read a lot of good reviews, an e/s quad from Coffret D'Or (since Kanebo is cheaper in Singapore than in the Philippines), and Legere Water Drop BB cream. Thank you everyone for you input, BTW. I tried some of the BB creams I saw. I also really liked Legere Multi White BB cream (the purple one) but the petrolatum scared me since I'm really oily and I might breakout from continuous usage so I got the oil-free one instead.

I also forgot to add these:

I bought some stuff from MAC Duty Free since it was cheaper than retail price. I bought the Summer Rose Beauty Powder from A Rose Romance Collection. I'm loving this! It gives me a very natural blush. I also got a Layin' Low paintpot. This was the only neutral paintpot they had, since the Duty Free stores don't have all the MAC items.

Here is my happiest beauty purchase:

This is a pack of 5 Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils with a free extra brightening oil in the rightmost! I've been really curious about Shu oils (since they're supposed to be really fab) for the longest time but I didn't want to invest in a big bottle until I'm sure which one worked for me. So now, here comes a set of the oils in 50 ml sizes! Perfect for sampling since I need to sample one product for at least 3-5 days each. I can't remember the exact price I paid for it but it costed less than P2500 for sure. It still doesn't come out cheap but since they are Shu oils the price is reasonable. I haven't seen them outside Duty Free Singapore, though.

Anyway, that's it for my hauls! Stay tune for Part 2 of this post.

Let's move on. I'd like to say thank you for the love you've given me while I was away. I even got this lovely award from Shatz, Pammy and Vonnie:

Terms & Conditions For the Award Recipient:
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2. Give out the award to 10 Blogs that you feels the most inspired and most friendly
.3. Make sure u back linked the recipients' blogs to your blog.
4. Inform the recipients about the award by leaving them comments on their blog
5. Give some love to the person who give you this award.

I'm not sure who's received this award while I was gone but I'm passing it to these people:

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