Friday, November 18, 2011

Watsons Green Tea Antioxidant Oil Control Facial Toner: Review

Hi guys! Another review from me! Yay! It's been so long! Today's review, however, is not a good one. Last month, I bought this toner at Watsons called Watsons Green Tea Antioxidant Oil Control Facial Toner. What lured me to buy the product is the nice scent and of course, the reasonable price of (around) PHP89.00. This toner smells really refreshing but it BROKE ME OUT! U_U
At first, I thought the whole acne drama was all because of my period and my hormones. I stopped using it, had my  facial and waited for my face to clear up. A few days ago, after my face has fully recovered, I decided to  try it again just to see if it really was the product that made me break out or if it was just a coincidence. Sad to say, it wasn't. I just used it for two consecutive days and it broke me out so bad. My forehead is now filled with huge red zits all over. I feel really ashamed to go outside (especially at work where I'm required to tie my hair up and put my bangs away from my face). I would take pictures just to prove it if it didn't embarrass me so much. Yes, that's how bad the situation is right now. Sad to say, I won't be recommending this product for other people to use.

To its defense, my sister uses the product for herself and it did not cause her to break out. In the end, I just gave her the product.

- nice smell
- reasonable price
- easily accessible
- doesn't leave skin dry

- BREAKS ME OUT like there's no tomorrow!

Now is it worth it? For me? NO!

with love, Anna Luisa

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mini Korean Skin Care and Cosmetics Haul

Hi everyone! I'm here to share with you a mini korean skin care and cosmetics haul that I got for myself over the past weeks. I'm very happy with these purchases although I haven't really had the chance to use the products yet.

So I purchased the following for myself:

- THEFACESHOP Wrinkle Stop Abyssine Eye Cream for PHP 995.00
- THEFACESHOP Eyebrow Kit for PHP 355.00
- THEFACESHOP Freshian Volumizing Mascara for PHP 265.00
- Etude House Milk Tea Cleansing Cream for PHP 198.00

I got the THEFACESHOP Quick and Clean Toner and Emulsion for free. Along with that, I also got a FREE Bench Fix Proteline Hair Treatment because of a promo that THEFACESHOP had last October 2011. (For every PHP1,500 single receipt purchase, you get a free hair treatment.)

Out of all these products, the only product that I've started to use is the cleansing cream. Nevertheless, if you are interested to know what I think of these products and you want me to review them, let me  know so I can list it in my 'to review' list. :)

with love, Anna Luisa

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shine Moist Henna Wax in Natural: Review

Hi guys! It's been such a  long time and as always, I only have my laziness + work to blame. Anyway, this has been a requested review from my previous post about hair conditioning. I've used up this product already and wanted you guys to know what I think of the product.

A few years back, I've had problems with my hair being dull. Now while I was strolling around Landmark Makti, I saw this area for Shine Moist products. I was actually looking for a hair cellophane product but the salesladies led me towards that area. The lady convinced me that henna wax is something like hair cellophane. It's just that the product comes off easier. So I ended up buying the product and I got the shade "Natural" which actually means it's colorless. It just makes the hair shiny and doesn't add color to the hair. There are other colors available though.

From what I've heard and read, the product comes off in a span of 7 days so people tend to use this product weekly. I haven't tried the colored ones though so I'm definitely just restating what I've heard and read. No personal experience with it whatsoever.

Personally, I like the product because I was looking for a product that would make my hair shiny and it did. Yay!

- not expensive
- available locally
- smells super nice
- makes your hair shiny
- variety of colors available (you also have the option to choose the colorless one)

- color doesn't stay for long according to other people
- shine doesn't stay permamanent as well

Is it WORTH IT? For me, YES. :)

with love, Anna Luisa