Monday, July 23, 2012

Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil

The truth about me is that I really love products that have more than one purpose. Facial wash that can also be used as mask? I like it. Eyeliner that can be used as base? I like it. I'm that kind of person. Now if you're like me, then you have to read this.

What I'm about to share with you guys is a product called Sunflower Beauty Oil from Human Nature. This product has a lot of uses. Here are some of its uses taken from their website:

  • Softens and gives you lighter-looking underarm
  • Helps lighten dark under eye circles
  • Helps lighten darks spots and pimple marks
  • Moisturizes under eye area
  • Helps prevent and diminish the appearance of stretch marks
  • Softens feet soles, knees and elbows
  • Removes stubborn makeup
  • Can be used as overall body moisturizer
  • Moisturizes dry hair ends
  • Softens cuticles
  • De-frizzes hair
  • Adds shine to dull hair
  • Helps relieve itching and inflammation caused by insect bites
  • Nourishes and conditions eyelashes
  • Lightens dark lips
  • Soothes skin after shaving
  • Relieves itchy scalp
  • Helps soothe sunburn
  • Smoothens skin from shaving
  • Helps soothe rashes
Now I haven't tried the product for all those purposes but I did use this as a facial moisturizer, make-up remover, underarm whitening and undereye oil. What can I say? I am impressed with the product as it is. Not only is it cheap, it works! I highly recommend that you guys get one of these.

- cheap
- locally available
- multipurpose
- removes stubborn makeup
- lightens underarms and some scars (acne marks, etc.)
- does not break me out
- good for moisturizing at night

- sticky (so you can't use it in the morning)
- did nothing for my undereye wrinkles
- smell

with love, Anna Luisa

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bigen Silk Touch Cream Color in 5B Chocolate Brown: Review

I'm not sure if you guys noticed but I did cut and color my hair a little over a month ago. I used Bigen Slik Touch Hair Dye in Chocolate Brown 5B. Here's a little video of me unboxing the said product and showing you the stuff inside:

If there's one notable thing about its packaging, it's that it came with a brown pseudo-box. I call it pseudo-box because it's not the dye's real packaging. if you open the outer layer (box), you get another box in pink, which I'm supposing is the real packaging since when you hit google with "Bigen Chocolate Brown" you get this photo over here:

I'm not sure what the deal is with the pseudo-box thingy but I do like the pink packaging better since it looks more professional and the color seemed a lot closer to what I had after the coloring was done so I'm not really sure what the brown box's purpose was. Anyway, if you still don't get what I'm saying please watch the video above, okay?

So this dye claims to give hair silk-like shine and touch. It containes olive oil and vitamin E to make your hair shiny and healthy plus silk protein and ginseng for strength and vitality. And what do I think of the product? Here are my pros and cons:

- cheap
- locally available
- color matches the one on the box (pink one)
- made my hair shiny and silky
- did NOT ruin my hair
- color is long lasting (i'm writing this one month after i dyed my hair)
- has an easy comb brush thingy

- none!

And here's how it looks like 1 week after application:

(with flash)

(without flash)

Over all, I really like this product and I highly recommend this for other people to use. Just don't forget to color test 48 hours prior to use just to see if you're allergic or not. And even though it's not as expensive as the other brands, I still feel that the quality is quite good. They don't have much colors to choose from but not very limited. Try it and let me know what you think.

with love, Anna Luisa