Bobbie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes: Swatches and Review

Hey everyone! Its been quite a while since I last updated my blog. I am sorry if I’ve been missing in action lately. I’ve been really busy. But I’ll try my very best to blog more often for y’all.:)

Anyway, I am back with another blogpost and this time its about the Bobbie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes. If you have not heard of this before, it is a local brand that manufactures cosmetics and other beauty essentials. They are pretty much known for their nail polishes, and are locally available in popular department stores in the country. Their products are very affordable, and great for Filipino skin.

Bobbie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes

So considering that they sell somepretty affordable products, I was very much curious to try their Cosmetic line, and so I had to pick up these two items which cost around Php 215 each. These are their ‘Into The Nudes’ and ‘Smoked Out’ Eyeshadow Palettes that both had 12 different shades of eyeshadow. I purchased these at the Robinson’s Metro-East Department Store along Marcos Highway. They were pretty much sold out since they only had like 2 of each left on the display. But please don’t quote me on that just yet, because I didn’t really had a chance to get some assistance from the sales lady there. Hehe. 🙂

Anyway, here are the swatches of the two palettes:

  • INTO THE NUDES EYESHADOW PALETTE   

 

 

 

From Left to Right

 

  •  SMOKED OUT EYESHADOW PALETTE  

  

  

 

From Left to Right

 

PRODUCT REVIEW:

Pros:

  • The price is very affordable. You get 12 shades for only Php 215.
  • Some shades are very pigmented.
  • Good for beginners.
  • Available in most department stores nationwide.
  • Comes with a free dual-ended brush (sponge-tip applicator and flat eye-shadow brush).
  • Some shades are easy to blend (mostly the shimmery ones).
  • Travel-friendly and cute packaging. 

Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with a mirror.
  • The matte eyeshadows in the palette are not only difficult to swatch, but can also be very hard to blend.
  • Some shades in the ‘Into The Nudes’ palette are not really “nude”, and most of them are shimmery eyeshadows. 
  • Some shades in the ‘Smoked Out’ palette are really hard to swatch on hand, thus you can expect the same when you apply it onto your eyelids.
  • Prone to fall-outs and creasing, so you have to be very careful in applying. I find that its better to use a primer for the colours to stand out more.

Will I recommend this?

  • Yes, especially if you are building up your makeup collection. This is a very good product to add to your vanity if you are just starting out with makeup. Not only is it very affordable, but you get 12 shades for the price of one. Not bad for a locally manufactured eyeshadow product. Aside from that, some of the shades are really vibrant, hence you can create tons of makeup looks with these two palettes alone. Just be careful of fall-outs and creasing. 

So that’s it for this blogpost, everyone. I hoped y’all liked it. If you have anymore questions, feel free to comment down below and I’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible. Ciao!! And thank you for reading!! Take care!:)

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY! ❤️

Xoxo,

  


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Tips for your Job Interview Makeup Look!

Hey everyone! I am back with a quick blog post about a makeup look that is pretty much popular for all fresh graduates out there. Are you ready? Let’s go! 😄

Tip #1: DO NOT WEAR HEAVY MAKEUP

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– Ladies! This is a must, okay? Why? Because remember, this is a job interview and not a party. You do not want your interviewer to think that you are wearing too much makeup on. Plus, the look that you should aim for is a more sophisticated makeup look that is a bit toned down. You should just look like your normal self, only better. 😉

Tip #2: MOISTURIZE AND HYDRATE YOUR FACE

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– Well, before applying any makeup on, always keep in mind that you should keep your face hydrated at all times by moisturizing it. This will not only bring out your natural glow, but this will also give you a youthful touch that will surely snag the attention of your interviewer. You do not wanna look like you have been through hell and back just looking for a job. Keep it cool and hydrate yourself with water and apply your favorite moisturizer.

Tip #3: GROOM YOUR BROWS

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– I truly believe that your eyebrows frame your face. Grooming them will enhance your natural facial features. And yes, I know you are prolly thinking to yourself that you cannot make them look even and what not. Well, let me tell you that your eyebrows are not twins but sisters. One brow will never look like the other brow even if you try and try. Well, not unless you have measured the two closely and you have an obsession of making them both look alike. Nonetheless, its always advisable to groom them. Be mindful also to use an eyebrow color that matches your skin tone and hair color. 😄

Tip #4: STAY CLOSE TO A NEUTRAL LIP COLOR AND BROWN EYESHADOWS

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– Please ladies, refrain from using a bold lip color. This will not only distract your interviewer, but it will also make them have a feel that you are wearing too much makeup on. Remember, you are selling yourself for that job position, and you do not wanna give off a bad impression. However, if you feel more comfortable with a bold lip color on, and it boosts up your confidence then be my guest. Just make sure to pair it off with a neutral eyeshadow color. I will reiterate it again, this is a job interview and not a party. I am saying this because I see so much women walking in and out of interviews looking as if they just came from a glamour shoot. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it is still advisable that you wear very minimal makeup on.
– Brown eyeshadow pallets and/or sets are a must have in this makeup look. Why? Because brown eyeshadows enhance the natural contour of your eyes. Paired with the proper highlight color that matches your skin tone, you are sure to rock the look. 😄

Tip #5: SMILE

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– They say that the best makeup look anyone can wear would be a smile on their face. So why not do it, right? What’s the point of fixing yourself up if you do not have a smile on your face? Being happy and confident of who you are makes so much of a difference. Even if your makeup look doesn’t look like a Vogue Magazine look, that pleasant smile you have makes you so much prettier than any top model out there. I am not exaggerating this for blogging purposes only, okay? I am saying this because a smiling face always gives off a positive first impression, especially for interviewers. 😊

Well everyone, that is it for now! I hope you enjoyed my tips for your job interview makeup look! If you want me to do a written or actual makeup tutorial on a sample job interview makeup, then let me know in the comments below.

The photo below is a sample of what the makeup look I wore in my job interview. I will post more photos on my facebook page! Just feel free to click on the link down below.

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Makeup By Claire Lingan

So I’ll talk to you guys/girls again soon! Take care and best wishes on your job interview! I hope you found the following tips helpful. God bless! 😘

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

Xoxo,

Lol Cosmetics Haul! 😃

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Hey everyone! So I am back with another blogpost. This time it is about a new cosmetic line that I have just stumbled upon at SM Department Store and Watson’s. The cosmetic line is called, LOL Cosmetics that was imported from France. I am guessing that this is a drugstore product line based on the packaging and price of the product. I will be linking the LOL Cosmetic’s website down below for more details so you too can have an idea of what this product is all about. 😃

Lol Cosmetics 😄

Since this is a haul blogpost, I will be placing a picture of the product down below together with the price (in Philippine Peso), so that you will have an idea of how much this product costs. 😀 Also, I will be including a short description of the product so you’ll somewhat have a bit of a background with regard to its texture and ect. 😃

Before I post the pictures, I would just like to indicate here that the product was not sent to me by anyone and all of the opinions to be listed down below are of my own. Thank you. 😄 Plus, I also have not reviewed the product yet, so what you’ll be seeing down below would only be an opinion based on how I have tried the product on my hand (via Testers in the department store). If you want me to do a more detailed review on the product, feel free to comment down below and I sure will upload one just for you. 😀

Let’s begin. 😃

Product Name: 01 Strawberry Orange Lip Balm
Price: Php 119
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Thoughts: I honestly have not tried this product at all since it does not have a sample. However, upon opening it, I have noticed that it has such a sweet smell and it does follow the scent of the product name as well. I sure hope it moisturizes my face in the future though. 😄

Product Name: 02 Sweet Disposition (lighter shade) and 08 Kiss Kiss
Price: Php 99
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Thoughts: Upon trying the tester for this product, I immediately fell in love with it because of its creamy texture. I mean, I just had to buy it. Plus it is also very well pigmented. I just do not know about the staying power of this one. However, when you try the tester, you will notice that the product glides on smoothly and that it has this sweet candy-like scent.

Product Name: 01 All Bronzed Up (Bronzer), 02 Chateu Rose (Blush) and 01 Black Betty (Eyeshadow)
Price: Php 139
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Thoughts: I personally have not tried these products on myself yet on a full face of makeup, so I can’t really say anything about how long it will stay and ect. However, upon taking swatches of it on my hand, I have noticed that they are very well pigmented. I just hope that it is also blend-able too when I try it either on my face or on a client’s face. 😊

Product Name: 01 Natural Beige
Price: Php 139
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Thoughts: Upon trying its tester on my hand, I have noticed that the product is very light weight and that it spreads out evenly. I just do not know about the coverage yet since I have not really tried it on my face or on a client yet. Again, I just hope it doesn’t cause breakouts or anything. 😀

Well, that’s basically it for this Haul. I know you are prolly wondering if I should repurchase this or not, but as of now, I really can’t tell because it really all depends on its performance for when I do a review about it. 😊 So if you have questions and/or requests, please feel free to comment down below and I will get back to you soon! 😀

Take care and God bless you always! I shall see you on my next blog post! Goodbye!! 😊😊😊

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥

My First Up-do for a client!

Hey there, everyone! I am back with another quick update and this is about my first ever up-do for a client. As you all know, hair is not really my forte that is why I normally get my friends who are experts in hair care to do this for me. However, on the day that they were not really available to do hair, I had to do it by myself. 😦

At first, I felt really bad because I could not say no to a client, especially if its a relative of mine. Thus, I really had to Google some of the hairstyles on the internet just to have a background about Hair and how to style it. To cut the long story short, I was able to learn how to do an up-do that will surely match the makeup and outfit of my cousin, Dr. Cusi. Hence, I came up with this one (see picture below).

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And the picture below is the final output! 🙂
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I know its not really much of a big deal to some of you guys, but to me it wasn’t as easy as it looks to some who are already experts in this field. That is why I opt to study hair styling soon. I do hope that by doing so, I can maximize my skills in the health, beauty and wellness industry. Therefore, helping Women all around the world to be confident of who they are and to be able to bring out the true beauty in them. Sounds cliche, right? But that’s just how it is. 🙂

Well, I hope you like this quick update of mine! I will post more blogposts soon! Talk to you soon! Take care and God bless! 🙂 ❤️

#TOGODBEALLTHEGLORY

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥

ALL ABOUT LAXATIVES (Biguerlai Tea and BioFit Tea Review)

Hey everyone! I am back with another informative blog post. This time, its all about Laxatives or otherwise known as Purgatives. The reason behind me writing about Laxatives would include the fact that summer is just around the corner here in the Philippines. This is because summer practically starts as soon as classes are over and that can be as early as March. Well, considering its almost summer, slimming products are a must have during this time of the year because almost everyone wants to look good in that bikini or beach body. I mean, hello? Who doesn’t want to look good even in their birthday suit, right? That’s why I decided to write about a  common slimming product that most Filipinos use during summer. Since that’s the case, I handpicked two of the most popular slimming teas, which would be none other than Biguerlai and BioFit Tea. 🙂

I don’t know with you but most Filipinos really turn to Laxatives during summer time, and this blog basically aims to explain the reason why. Also, this blog aims to at least provide a general background about Laxatives and how it should be used properly and what not. So shall we get started?

So first off, what is a Laxative?

According to Amber J. Tresca (2013) of http://ibdcrohns.about.com, “A laxative is any substance that affects the intestines in a way that facilitates a bowel movement. For mild constipation, a natural laxative or a bulk-forming laxative might be helpful in promoting a bowel movement.” Moreover, Tresca (2013) added that, “Laxative medications are typically given in liquid, pill, or suppository form and may be prescribed to treat constipation that is not responding to other treatments. The use of laxatives (except bulk-forming laxatives) on a regular basis is typically not recommended, except in certain circumstances and on the advice of a physician. A physician will be able to make the determination as to which laxative will be most effective in each particular case.”

Now that you know what Laxatives are, let’s now move on to the Different Types of Laxatives which would include the following:

Tresca (2013) indicated in her article the several types of laxatives are available over-the-counter in drug store such as:

  • Bulk-forming laxatives (such as FiberCon, Metamucil, and Citrucel) are made of a type of fiber that is not absorbed by the intestine, but instead passes through it. This has the effect of absorbing water and softening stool, which makes having a bowel movement easier. Bulk-forming laxatives can be safely used long-term.
  • Emollient laxatives called “stool softeners” allow more fat and water into the stool, which makes the stool softer and easier to pass.
  • Lubricant laxatives, such as mineral oil, work by coating the stool in an oil, which makes it difficult for water to be withdrawn. The extra water helps to keep the stool soft.
  • Hyperosmotic laxatives, such as milk of magnesia or Epsom salt, aid digestion by causing more water to be drawn into the intestine to keep stool soft.
  • Stimulant laxatives, such as castor oil, cause the movement of the intestines (peristalsis) to speed up, and stool is passed through at a faster than normal rate.
  • Natural laxatives are foods that tend to have mild laxative properties, such as prunes. Other foods that may help relieve constipation include prune juice, figs, licorice, rhubarb, and foods that are high in fiber.

Now that you know what the different types of Laxatives are, let’s move on to the common side effects that this drug has. I will also indicate the possible consequences this poses to people who are using them for weight loss.

SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS OF USING LAXATIVES:

The website NHS.UK (n.d.) stated that Laxatives can cause side effects, which vary between the different types.

For example:

  • bulk-forming laxatives can cause bloating and flatulence (wind)
  • stimulant laxatives can cause abdominal (tummy) pain; using them for long periods of time can result in a weakened or ‘lazy’ bowel
  • osmotic laxatives can cause abdominal pain, bloating and flatulence
  • stool softener laxatives can cause abdominal cramps, a feeling like you are going to be sick (nausea) and a skin rash

Make sure you stay well hydrated when taking laxatives by drinking plenty of fluids. At least two litres (six to eight glasses) of water a day is recommended.

Less common side effects include:

  • being sick (vomiting)
  • dizziness – do not drive or use tools or machinery if you feel dizzy
  • passing blood out with your stools
  • fainting

If you experience any of these less common side effects then stop taking the laxatives and contact your GP for advice.

Avoiding long-term use

In most cases, you should only take laxatives occasionally and on a short-term basis. Using laxatives frequently or every day can be harmful.

Using laxatives on a long-term basis can make your body dependent on them, so your bowel no longer functions properly without the medication.

Overusing laxatives can also cause:

– diarrhoea

– dehydration

– unbalanced levels of salts and minerals in your body

If you need to use laxatives more regularly, or if you have been taking them for more than a week, see your GP for advice.

LAXATIVES FOR WEIGHT LOSS (CONSEQUENCES)

The website, Fitday.com (n.d.) indicated that the other serious possible consequences from taking laxatives to lose weight are:

1. Stomach Cramps

Laxatives can cause painful stomach cramps. Because of this, it is important to choose a gentle laxative that specifically states that is does not cause cramps.

2. Nausea

Laxatives can cause nausea in some people, which is an uncomfortable feeling that can last for up to 3 days after taking a laxative.

3. Vomiting

Vomitting can occur with laxative use because the medication in the laxatives upset the lining in the stomach.

4. Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common side effect of laxative use. This is dangerous because it can lead to dehydration.

5. Rectal bleeding

Frequent laxative use can cause rectal bleeding. This is a side effect of frequentbowel movements and/or diarrhea.

6. Fainting

Fainting can occur with laxative use. This normally happens when a person becomes very weak from diarrhea and dehydration.

7. Dizziness

Laxative use can cause dizziness. Again, this side effect is usually caused by dehydration.

8. Electrolyte Imbalance & Dehydration 

Electrolytes are important to the functioning human body. Laxative use causes loss of important electrolytes such as potassium, calcium, and sodium. A long-term electrolyte imbalance can lead to an electrolyte disorder. Some of the symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance include muscle fatigue, mental changes, cramping, irregular heart beat and even death. Also, chronic diarrhea creates a loss of water which can lead to dehydration, which is a life threatening situation. Dehydration can cause weakness, blurry vision, fainting, kidney damage and death.

9. Damage to Intestinal Functioning

Consistent use of laxatives as a method for dieting can cause damage to the gastrointestinal tract, which can be permanent. Chronic use of laxatives can lead to a loss in the proper functioning of the tract. The body becomes habituated to the laxative doses. Once laxative use is halted, the intestines can slow down and lose their ability to remove food from the body. This, in turn, can lead to severe constipation. Also, the nerve endings which surround the large intestines are changed by chronic laxative use, causing them to no longer respond to stimulation. This creates a cycle of requiring larger doses of laxatives to create a bowel movement.

Now that you have a background on Laxatives, I will now go into detail with regard to the most popular kind of Laxative here in the Philippines which is none other than Senna.

So what is Senna?

According to Amy Long Carrera (n.d.) of http://healthyeating.sfgate.com, “Senna is a yellow-flowered plant that typically grows in India and China. The leaves of the senna plant are used in non-prescription medicines and herbal supplements to treat constipation. There is not enough research to rate senna as effective for other health concerns, such as hemorrhoids or weight loss, according to the National Institutes of Health. Exercise caution when using senna to relieve constipation.”

What is Senna used for?

According to WebMD (n.d.), “Senna is Likely Effective for constipation. Taking senna orally is effective for short-term treatment of constipation. Senna is an FDA-approved nonprescription drug for adults and children ages 2 years and older. However, in children ages 3-15 years, mineral oil and a medication called lactulose might be more effective. In elderly people, senna plus psyllium is more effective than lactulose for treating ongoing constipation.”

Furthermore, WebMD (n.d.) states that, “Senna is Possibly Effective for bowel preparation before colonoscopy. Taking senna by mouth might be effective for bowel cleansing before colonoscopy; however, sodium phosphate or polyethylene glycol are more effective.”

Lastly, WebMD (n.d.) indicated that, Senna has Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Irritable bowel disease.
  • Losing weight.
  • Other conditions.

Side Effects and Safety Use of Senna:

According to Cathy Wong (2013) of http://altmedicine.about.com, “Senna should not be used for more than seven consecutive days unless under a doctor’s supervision. It should not be used to get a daily bowel movement.” Furthermore, Carrera (n.d.) adds that, “Senna can cause diarrhea, which may lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. You may experience nausea or vomiting, although these issues are less common. Some people may be allergic to senna leaves. The color of your urine may change while you are taking senna laxatives, but should go back to normal when you stop. Avoid using senna for long periods of time, as chronic use may impair the normal function of your colon, cautions the American Cancer Society. Consult with your doctor before using senna if you are pregnant or nursing.”

To know more about the side effects, uses and recommendations of both Senna and Laxatives, please do visit the following websites to be listed down at the end of this blog. 🙂

So now that you know what Senna and Laxatives are, let’s move on to the review, shall we?

Biguerlai Tea:

BIGUERLAI

BioFit Tea:

BIOFIT

SIMILARITIES:

  • Aids Constipation
  • Both should be steeped for 15-20mins
  • Both contain 75% (1.5g) Senna Leaves/Fruits and 25% (0.5g) Senna Pods
  • Both claim to reduce surplus fats, weight and excess body fluids
  • Both are Laxatives
  • Only one cup a day for both teas

DIFFERENCES:

  • Biguerlai is more expensive for it costs about Php 38.00 to 40.00 depending on which local drugstore you purchase it from.
  • BioFit Tea is cheaper for it only costs Php 29.00 for both Mercury Drugstore and SouthStar Drug.
  • BioFit Tea claims to promote a slimmer and sexy figure with continued use.
  • Biguerlai comes with a precaution while BioFit Tea doesn’t have any.
  • Biguerlai Tea should be placed in 200ml cup of lukewarm water while BioFit Tea only indicated that it should be steeped using hot water.
  • With Biguerlai, the taste of the Senna Fruits/Leaves and Pods are more evident as compared to BioFit Tea
  • Biguerlai works faster for you could easily feel as if you need to go to the restroom as soon as you wake up.

Which one do I recommend?

Personally, I do recommend that you use the Biguerlai Tea instead of the BioFit one it contains a precaution with regard to how the product is to be used by someone. Medically speaking, it is always advisable to take in products/drugs that have a precaution written on the packaging itself for this will help people know how it should be taken. Moreover, it is also best to invest in a brand that has been around in the market for quite some time already because this only goes to show that it is very effective. 🙂

READ ME:

I ONLY RECOMMEND THIS TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING CONSTIPATION AND OTHER ABDOMINAL DISEASE THAT PREVENTS ANYONE FROM HAVING FREQUENT STOOLS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 🙂

Well, that’s it, everyone. I hope you have found this blog post as informative as possible. If you have any comments, adverse reactions and the like, feel free to comment down below. Again, all my comments are subject to approval because I tend to overlook them at times. 🙂 Thank you very much for reading! I hope you have an amazing day wherever you are! Take care and God bless you always! ❤

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY

Xoxo,

Makeup Artist ♥

Sources and Works Cited:

– http://ibdcrohns.about.com/od/Glossary/g/Laxatives.htm

– http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-652-SENNA.aspx?activeIngredientId=652&activeIngredientName=SENNA

– http://altmedicine.about.com/od/completeazindex/a/senna.htm
– http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Laxatives/Pages/Cautions.aspx

– http://www.everydayhealth.com/digestive-health/all-about-laxatives.aspx

– http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/weight-loss/taking-laxatives-to-lose-weight-9-possible-consequences.html#b

– http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-side-effects-senna-leaves-9043.html

ESKINOL PIMPLE FIGHTING FACIAL DEEP CLEANSER (REVIEW)

Hey everyone! I am back with another one of my informative product review blog posts just to keep you guys updated with the products that I am currently using as of the moment. If you have been a follower of my blog up to this very moment, you would know that I have posted a skin care routine way back in December of 2013. Well, inevitably as time goes by, we have to somehow upgrade and use a different product or variations of that same brand of product. So as for this blog, I am going to share with you a quick review on Eskinol’s Pimple Fighting Facial Deep Cleanser with Dermaclear Formula. So let’s start, shall we? 🙂

Based on my previous blog, I have shared with you about the other type of Eskinol Product that I was using. It was the Eskinol Classic White Facial Deep Cleanser that I love to death now after using it for 2-3 months already. I mean, that product literally removes all the dirt in your face. Its that good, I swear. That’s why I had to repurchase and repurchase until I landed on this other version which includes that Pimple Fighting action I was looking for. As you know, I have been battling out with acne for the longest time ever since I went on a weight loss program. I will not go into detail with that anymore and just link my Updated Skin Care Routine blog down below in order for you to have an idea what I am talking about. 🙂

LINK TO UPDATED SKIN CARE ROUTINE:

Going back, I will now list down the unthinkable benefits that this product has as claimed by the company:

  • Removes deep seated dirt, excess oil and makeup with Micro-cleanse Anti-bacterial Formula
  • Dries up pimples in as early as 3 days* with Dermeaclear Formula which contains Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Extracts
  • With Vitamin B3 to lighten Pimple Marks. *Based On Clinical Tests

Given all that is listed above, I will now give you a little background on what Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Extract and Vitamin B3 is all about.

Salicylic Acid

According to Helen Allen (2012), “Salicylic acid is used for a number of different skin conditions caused by thickened, hard skin, such as warts, psoriasis, scaly skin conditions, and some nail infections. It is a keratolytic, which means that it works by softening the outer layer of your skin allowing it to loosen and shed”.

Furthermore she stated that, “Salicylic acid is applied directly to the area of skin affected. There are a number of different formulations and strengths of salicylic acid available which can be purchased at pharmacies, or may be prescribed for you by your doctor. Which preparation is suitable for you will depend upon the type of skin condition you have, and the area of your body which is affected.”

For more details, please check out her post by clicking the link below:

Tea Tree Extract

According to Cathy Wong (2013), “Tea tree oil is an essential oil obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia.” Furthermore, Wong (2013) stated that, Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s antimicrobial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions has been thought to destroyPropionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria that is involved in the development of acne”.

For more details, please check out her post by clicking the link below:

Vitamin B3

According to Asian Spa Product (n.d.),”Commonly known as Vitamin B3, Niacinamide at 2% has been shown to reduce water loss in the skin and retain fatty acid levels (younger, plumper, firmer skin). It has also been proven at high concentrations (between 3-4%) to be a very effective acne reducer. Vitamin B3 is also an excellent skin lightening agent that works by disrupting the transfer of melanosome from the melanocyte to the keratinocyte.”

For more details, please check out the link below:

So now that you have a background on what this product contains, I think this product probably is a must have in your beauty essentials kit. Why so? its because the 75ml bottle that I have on hand is relatively below Php 40 at any Mercury Drugstore making it relatively cheap as compared to other facial cleansers. However, the benefits are as awesome as a branded one, based on what is listed above. I mean, personally after using the product after washing my face, I see how all of the dirt comes off so well with just one cotton ball. Conversely, I have also mentioned in the previous blog that I  I do wash my face again after letting it sit for 10 mins because I want to have a cleaner face before applying any other product. Nonetheless, I saw that after like a week of using this product, my acne marks were really lightening up and I don’t have that much pimples anymore. That’s why I really love it. Hands down, its amazing. (NOT A SPONSORED OPINION, OKAY?) 🙂

So I hope that you find this blog post as informative as possible. If you have anymore questions or what not, feel free to comment down below. I will again accept them once I log into my blog and respond to them as well (of course). So there, if you find that this product simply does not work for you or it has done some adverse effects on your skin, you can opt not to purchase it. I am just sharing this because it has helped me a lot with my skin condition. It is really all up to you to find out what product works well for your skin type. 🙂 Well, good luck with that and I hope to make another blog post as soon as possible! Take care and God bless you always! 🙂

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!! 🙂

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥

HOW TO: Color Your Own Hair (Dr. Hortaleza Products)

Hey everyone!! I am back with another blog post! This time its about coloring your own hair. The products that will be featured here are all from Dr. Hortaleza, Philippines. These were not sponsored and everything that will be posted here are all based on my personal opinion about the product. Just going to throw that in before anyone asks. 🙂

With that said, let’s move on now to the tutorial, shall we? 🙂

LIST OF THINGS THAT YOU’LL NEED:

HORTALEZA

  • Hair Coloring Cream
  • Oxidizing Lotion (for the hair)
  • Hair Color Applicator
  • Big Tooth Comb
  • Hair Color Container
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Big Hair Clip
  • Hair Treatment

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Dr. Hortaleza Hair Color Cream (Low Ammonia) in 8/33 Medium Golden
  • Dr. Hortaleza 12% Oxidizing Cream
  • MengDie Hair Mask bought from Dr. Hortaleza

INSTRUCTIONS:

HAIR COLOR 101

  1. Prepare all of the things listed above prior to doing anything so you won’t be going back and forth looking for the materials you’ll need to color your hair.
  2.  Empty the hair color product onto the hair color container. Make sure to use only what you’ll need depending on your hair length.
  3. Mix the product together with the oxidizing lotion all into a paste and make sure there are no lumps. Make sure that you will use approximately 1/2 cup of oxidizing lotion, again depending on your hair length and how you want your hair to be like (lighter or darker). Take note that the oxidizing lotion serves as your hair color developer. The Dr. Hortaleza offers 3 variations of these: (1) 6% for white hair, (2) 9% for 3-4 lifts and (3) 12% for 4-6 lifts.
  4. Next, apply the product evenly on damp hair. Not entirely wet or dry, just the right dampness of hair would do. You can opt to shampoo your hair first and towel-dry it in the process.  Make sure to also separate strips of hair and clip them in place after you are done with one side or the other. Its best to part your hair in the middle, and clip the left and right side in place then start at the back portion of your hair and work your way up. Another reminder for this process is to always apply starting from about 4-5cm away from the roots until the tips. The Big Tooth Comb will help you in applying the hair color product evenly by combing your hair after applying the product.
  5. After applying the hair color, make sure to clip the hair into place and leave it to develop for about 30-45 minutes depending on how light or dark you want your hair to be. While doing this, it is advisable to do a 10 minute checkup on a strip of hair to see how the color is developing for you to reach your desired outcome.
  6. After you have reached your desired outcome, thoroughly wash the hair color product off until the water runs clear and then shampoo it afterwards.
  7. Apply any hair treatment product or conditioner of your choice and give your hair back the moisture it needs. I personally like to apply a hair treatment because I find that it helps my hair survive all the damage that it’s been through. I suggest you read my previous blog posts to understand why I am telling you this. Well, that’s if you want to, if not, it’s okay. Hehe.
  8. Lastly, after you have conditioned your hair accordingly, you can now blowdry or just style your hair the way you want to and enjoy the results of this tutorial.

SELPI

TIPS FOR FIRST TIMERS OR WHAT NOT:

  • Make sure to wear plastic gloves the entire time you’re coloring your hair.
  • Its best to wash your hair and dry it out before applying the hair color. This will remove all the accumulated dirt and other hair products that you have used all throughout the day.
  • Only color your hair the same or change it when the roots have grown about an inch or two already. Don’t just color and color for it will just damage your hair in the long run. Trust me, I have been there and it’s not a good place to be in.
  • Always do a skin test before applying any hair coloring product.
  • Do a strand test to see how many times you have to color your hair again or if you can achieve your desired color with just one session. Also, this will enable you to determine what kind of oxidizing lotion to use on your next hair coloring experience.
  • Condition your hair daily and use Keratin or Protein Rich conditioners once a week to maintain the luster and reduce the damage brought about by coloring it often.
  • If your hair is damaged or dry, please refrain from coloring your hair often. Trim the damaged portion first from time to time as you let your hair grow back to its usual and natural color. This will inevitably give you better results in the future.

Well, that’s about it. I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. If you have anymore questions, feel free to comment down below. The comments are subject to approval because I tend to overlook them at times. So I had to use that setting for me to keep track of who commented on any of my posts. I hope you guys understand. Thank you so much and have a great day/night/afternoon wherever you are! God bless you always! 🙂

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥