Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Gift Suggestion: Featuring Zen Zest Asia Fragrances

Shopping this Christmas can be tedious just thinking about what to give your loved ones and going from one shop to the other to buy your Christmas gifts. It is also inevitable to go on a Christmas gift buying rush especially when busy days work gets in the way of shopping. 

Zen Zest has fragrances not just for women but for kids as well! The great thing about it is you can get these at the  Zen Zest branch near your area. 


These Eau de Cologne set is perfect for the woman in your life. A set of assorted 80ml scents is priced at Php. 120.




Kids will love these sweet smelling scents! This 55ml body spray set is priced at Php.140! 

Other scents: honey dew, vanilla cream




Zen Zest also has scents for men too!! This 50ml bottle is priced at Php. 120

Other scents: rush and chill



Taking scents to the next level is this set of home fragrances. You can check them out at all Zen Zest branches. ( Choco Frapuccino is my all time favorite! ) 

For more info check out http://Facebook.com/zenzestasia 

Follow Zen Zest on Instagram

@mszenzest @ilovezenzest

Saturday, November 8, 2014

My new HG Cleanser: Burt's Bees Deep Cleansing Cream



Place Bought: Beauty Bar Rockwell Branch
Price: Php. 650 ( I bought this with my own money ) 

I have been struggling with hormonal breakouts for two weeks and I was looking for a cleanser that's 100% natural and I need something that will really help heal the zits fast without overdrying my skin. 

I found a perfect cleanser that did just that! 

Burt's Bees has been a culte favorite by beauty enthusiast and even celebrities. They make sure they use natural ingredients and that the company promotes sustainability not just with the ingredients they use but also through the packaging and how the company runs itself. ( check out the Burt's Bees CSR Videos http://YouTube.com/burtsbees ) 

Before purchasing this I made sure I do my research about the product and the brand itself. I wanted to patronize a company that resonates with me. I was so impressed by the company's core value which is promoting the Greater Good through sustainability. 

I want to make sure that the things I put on my skin is something that will make it healthy through natural ingredients. I have dry and sensitive skin that can be prone to hormonal breakouts. 

Burt's Bees Deep Cleansing Cream really helped my skin recover from the hormonal breakout. Ingredients such has Soap Bark helped cleanse my skin really well without stripping it of it's natural oils, it has a hint of Menthol which made cleansing so much fun! I felt the tingling sensation which makes me relaxed at the same time especially at night. 


As you can see the zits are already healed and that's just after TWO DAYS of using the Burt's Bees Deep Cleansing Cream! 

I also noticed that my skin looks brighter! This product doesn't lather but it does it's job so well. 


You're also assured that it's 100% natural plus it does not contain Parabens,Petrochemicals and Phtalates the mere fact that it doesn't lather. 



To ensure that the ingredients are truly natural Burt's Bees created an organization together with their competitors to make sure that the ingredients are true to what the company's claim. Thus, creating this seal that will ensure consumers that the ingredients are indeed natural and sustainable. 




Burt's Bees believs that consumers have the right to know exactly what goes into their skin with the complete list of ingredients. 


I can't wait to try more Burt's Bees products! And oh, incase you might think that this a Php. 650 cleanser is too expensive, well this product will last you a long time because a little goes a long way! 

Want to know more about Burt's Bees? Visit www.burtsbees.com.ph www.burtsbees.com



Friday, November 7, 2014

#FreeInMySkinMovement this Christmas with Physiogel

Christmas is surely just around the and it is indeed the season to be jolly. But when  stress kicks in while making sure you have gifts for everyone on your list, pair it with the colder nights this season making your skin dry and your mood not to be so jolly.

There's a solution to that with Physiogel! Your skin doesn't need to be trapped with dryness, this brand instantly hydrates and moisturizes skin in an instant! 

Model/Host and Blogger Valerie Tan www.missvalerietan.com and I have physiogel to thank for when it comes to nourishing our skin. 


Christmas came early for me! Thank you Valerie for sharing Physiogel's wonders! 


You've seen me review the cleanser and cream in my previous post and now I am happy to try the lotion.

Upon trying the lotion, it makes my arms and legs feel so smooth in an instant. A little goes a long way too. For those who likes their moisturizers/lotions to be paraben-free and fragrance-free,  this is brand for YOU!!







Where to buy:

-Grocery Stores
-Drugstores
-Department Stores

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

First Impressions: Avalon Organics Luminosity Range





Skin type:
Dry and sensitive skin 

Having dry and sensitive skin means I cannot use anything with parabens in it. I found the brand called Avalon Organics and I've recently tried out their Luminosity range. This one is for those who suffers from dry and sensitive skin like me.

Cleanser 

Likes:

It foams up - makes me feel like I am cleansing my skin thoroughly 

It doesn't sting and dry out my skin

It has a calming lavander scent to it



Dislikes:

None

Toner

Likes:

It doesn't sting my skin - it's mild! 

Has a calming lavander scent

Removed excess dirt

Doesn't dry out my skin 

Dislikes:

None

Day cream
Likes:

It moisturizes my skin so well
It doesn't feel heavy on my skin
A little goes a long way! - this will last me for months! 
Has a calming lavander scent
Suitable for day time use

Dislikes:

None. This moisturizer doesn't have any SPF in it but I prefer using a separate sunscreen to ensure that I am getting the most out of my sunscreen 

Night cream 

Likes:

Feels heavier than the day cream - which is good as our skin regenerates at night and needs all the hydration and moisture.

Has a calming lavander scent - this helps me sleep well at night 



Tada! Love the brightening effects of Avalon Organics Luminosity Skincare! 

I actually called up Healthy Options and Inquired about the availability of the products and it's been selling like pancakes! So if you ever get the chance to see this range! Hoard! But leave some for me too. *wink* 

Where to buy:
Healthy Options


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dry skin solution: Physiogel ( Review )




Did you that your skin type can change as you age? I apparently have been suffering from dry and sensitive skin ever since I turned 25 a few months ago. 

I used to have oily to combination skin but it all changed when I hit 25. The products that used to work for me I can't seem to use anymore. Almost everything just didn't work at all. 

The brand the works well for me is Physiogel! 

What's so special about Physiogel? 

It's the only brand that instantly repairs dry skin and keeps it moisturized for a long time. 

I am down with a flu as I am writing this and my skin has been even more dry because of it. Physiogel just cures the dryness in an instant! 

The best part is that it didn't cause any irritation at all! 

Another thing is that it doesn't feel oily as well so I can say that even oily skinned ladies and gents can use this. Why? Because you might want to think consider moisturizing your skin really well to prevent your skin to go crazy on over compensating it's natural oils when you strip it off by using harsh cleansers,exfoliators or medicated moisturizers.

The Physiogel cleanser is so mild as well! It leaves my skin feeling well cleansed without making it dry. The Physiogel cream also works wonders not only for my face but for my elbows,hands and tattoo as well! ( if you have tattoos like me, it's definitely important to moisturize the inked area really well to keep the ink from fading quickly ) 

How would I rate this brand? A 10/10 of course!! Would I repurchase? YES!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CBeauty Oil Universal Beauty Oil No. 2 Review




I have been into face oils lately as I have dry,combination and sensitive skin and I do breakout once in awhile as well, but I have more dry patches than oiliness. I used to just rely on moisturizers and serums but I feel like it lacks the hydration it needs.

It's not just my face that's dry but my skin all over my body as well. I tried to stay away from face and body oils but that changed when I found CBeauty Universal Beauty Oil.

CBeauty is a brand created by Filipina beauty vlogger Cristina Madara that not only helps men and women ( guys can use CBeauty too! ) with their beauty problems, but she also made sure she promotes our country's abundance of coconuts by creating a Universal Beauty Oil Made from Coconut Oil.

This product works wonders for me and the scent Ylang Ylang really helped me sleep better as I used to only have 3-4 hours of sleep. The texture is so light that the oil is easily absorbed into the skin. It never broke me out and at the same time it helped heal skun inflammation caused by breakouts. I also noticed that my skin began to feel hydrated and this product also helped keep the oiliness at bay.

I also use this product for my body after I put on my lotion and I noticed thst the dry patches with tiny bumps on my arms started to fade.

When I mix brown sugar with this, I can make my own face and body scrub. I also use this for my hair as a hair mousturizer.

A little does goes a long way because you only need one pump for the face/hair and two pumps for the body as a moisturizer or as a body scrub. Since the bottle comes wirh a pump, it not only despenses the right amount if product, but it also is very hygienic.

Will I repurchase this? YES! but after I finished my two other CBeauty Universal Beauty Oil.

You can purchase a bottle of your own at seektheuniq.com

Thank you so much to Cristina Madara for letting me try out your brand ans for creating a wonderful and effective products!


Know more about CBeauty on instagram via @cristinamadara

Monday, July 28, 2014

Organic Vanilla Based Products from A Vanilla Story

Did you know that vanilla has a lot of health and beauty benefits? Vanilla is known to be a natural insect repellant, it helps suppress appetite with it's scent, when used for the skin it has anti inflammatory properties to help reduce redness and skin irritation, when used for the hair it helps make hair soft and smooth. 




Looking for organic vanilla based beauty products can be hard to find as most of the things you'll find in the market are already chemically infused with irritants. 

I'm glad I found a brand that offers organic vanilla based products.

A Vanilla Story (www.avanillastory.com) carries a range of organic vanilla based products from body lotion, hand sanitizer, mosquito repellant and cologne. 



I've been using A Vanilla Story products for 6 months and it took me that long to really road test the products well. 

Aside from the fact the vanilla is a scent from A Vanilla Story that I'm obsessed with, I can attest that it is a scent to help suppress appetite. 

As a mosquito repellant it is indeed safe to use even for kids! 

Since even the mosquito repellant is safe for kids to use their body lotion, hand sanitizer and cologne did not irritate my skin at all.


Having a maximum of 3 ingredients proves that A Vanilla Story is definitely an organic vanilla based products. 

The packaging is sleek and you can carry it around with you in your purse together with the pouch that comes along with it.

I also highly appreciate that A Vanilla Story promotes saving the earth with their Eco Bag! ( love how it comes in my fave color, PINK! )

if you're looking for a great giveaway items for your guest for events, A Vanilla Story products are great both for men,women and kids! 


Thank you to Ms. Andrea for creating www.avanillastory.com and for sharing your wonderful products with me!