Friday, April 30, 2010

AMW Reviews: The Body Shop High Shine Treatment in Golden Coral

Friday is finally here!  This week has been too long, I guess I am looking forward for the long weekend and an exciting trip!  Before the week ends, I will be talking about another lip product that I've tried because of it's moisturizing property and word "treatment" that comes with its name! 

TBS High Shine Treatment says ---
Hi-Shine Lip Treatment delivers a wash of pretty glossy colour to lips with precision and ease.  The high shine, skin-conditioning formula with Community Trade marula oil leaves lips looking irresistibly luscious.  And the squeezable tube with rounded chiseled applicator means it is quick and simple to apply - perfect for girls in a hurry. 

Pucker up with two delicious, luminous shades:
06 Party Pink
17 Golden Coral (limited edition)

AMW says ---
  • very moisturizing, even after removing it
  • one tube lasts forever
  • very smooth and easy to apply
  • applicator has smooth surface so easy to apply on lips

  • works really well on top of a lip color
  • company does not test on animals --- YAY!
  • if you're looking for loud colored lips, this is quite sheer
  • if you're not into sticky gloss, this has a bit of sticky consistency
  • fragrance is too much for me, I'm not a fan of peach scent (personal opinion)
If you are into lip gloss and don't mind the semi-sticky feel and strong fruity scent?  Go ahead.  This is a cheaper alternative for Lancome Juicy Tubes. 
I really like Golden Coral shade especially if I top it with a boring lip color because it livens the color  and creates a nice 3 dimensional shine and glimmer.

from makeup artist Chase Aston 
"Two fabulous, super glossy, ultra moisturizing, must-have lip shades for spring.  Fresh and flirty, easy to wear shades that can be worn alone for a sheer hint of tint, layered over Lip & Cheek Stain and Colour glide Lip Colour"

from AMW 
  • for a more precise application, apply using a lip brush
  • if you're applying this straight from the tube applicator to your lips, wipe regularly before closing the cap
  • always remember to twist the cap well, having this messed up inside your bag is a big nuisance
  • top this with your favorite lip color for a more intense color with high shine
  • this gloss is perfect for girls with thin lips, apply this on the center of your lips then gently spread outward directly from tube or lip brush
Will I repurchase?
No, one tube is enough.  And the scent makes me dizzy!

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Body Shop for Php595.00 (approx $13.00)

A closer look on the tube applicator

A swatch of Golden Coral

Applied on lips alone without lipstick or balm

Have you tried this lip treatment?  Do you like it?
Before I end this post, I want to congratulate dear blogger friends Shen and Tara for winning the Promod Contest last night!!!  I will report about the event as soon as I can!!! It was such a fun event!  

Have a wonderful weekend!
Your resident AMW is off for a nice relaxation... I HOPE!  :D

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nail Art Tutorial: "Romper Inspired" Nails

Looking for nail art inspirations isn't that difficult.  I find myself getting amazed with patterns and prints I see everywhere!  A piece of clothing can also be an inspiration to me.  As I was browsing through my dresser, I saw a very eye-catching print which inspired me to create a nail art design.  

I call this my "Romper Inspired" Nails.

Here's a Romper I purchased from Shannaholic Online Store

And here are my nails!

Before I start telling you the steps, first of all, I want to thank my dearest friend Toma!  For being sneaky and sending me a surprise gift!  It's not even my birthday!  She sent it to me "just because..." thank you Toma, you made this nail crazed lady very happy!  This photo is for you

Step 1:
Apply base coat and let dry.  Apply 2 coats of my new ELF polish in Hot Pink.  *raises the polish proudly*.  Let dry completely.

Step 2:
Since I've finished up my ELF polish in black, I am using my Prettynails' 2 way nail art pen and use the thin brush to draw a diagonal line and fill it with black polish.  Again let dry completely.

Step 3:
Drop a any matte white polish in any cardboard or a used CD.  I am using the matte white polish from Elianto.

Use a dotting tool or toothpick to pick up the white polish

And create random dots on the black part of your nails (as shown below)

Step 4:
Do the same step, but this time, use  the ELF Hot Pink polish

Use a smaller dotting tool or lightly tap on the ELF Hot Pink polish on top of the white dots.

Step 5:
Making sure the dots are dry, apply your favorite top coat on top of the nail art.  I have to repeat that you have to make sure the dots are dry as wet dots will ruin all your hard work!

Nails for the week!
Looks very playful, right?

Have a gorgeous day!  Be inspired with so many things out there!
Little things in life count!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HD Makeup Quick Drying Professional Brush Cleaner Sanitizer Review

Brush cleansing, if I may stress *in preachy voice* is very important.  It's like taking a shower, washing your face, washing your hands!  It's second nature!

Most of the time, I make my own "home made brush cleanser" so you won't hear me complain  about it!  Recently though,  I have stopped making them because I finished up one of the ingredient to make my own brush cleanser, the dish washing liquid with conditioner (which can only be bought at a certain grocery store).  Thank goodness a dear friend Steph told me about this brush cleaner they are carrying and she was raving about it and I told myself I have to check this out and experience this first hand, because, there won't be enough brush cleansers for me!  The OC-me!

HD Makeup Studio, the Philippine Dealer of Graftobian Hi-Definition Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) and NYX cosmetics, also carry their own brush cleanser.  First reaction?  It's pink and it smells great! But let me go beyond that....

HD Makeup Studio
Quick Drying Professional Brush
Cleaner Sanitizer

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Promod's "Je Ne Sais Quoi’" style

I was invited recently by Charisse from Stratworks to join a contest related to fashion for Promod.

Promod is today one of France's biggest fashion store chains and the brand enjoys international success with 796 outlets in 46 countries.  Promod collections are aimed at an exclusively female clientele, namely: Modern, active women between 20 and 30 years old, who desire fashionable, reasonably priced, quality articles that are neither too classy nor too "trendy", and that offer the possibility of mixing and matching according to individual tastes , thanks to their variety and frequent renewal.

What I like about Promod is their collection offers a wide range of items and I find it easy to mix and match their clothing and accessories.  Anyone wearing Promod can easily look like they just came out from a French magazine minus the outrageous runway look.
Me, a beauty blogger can invite a stylist friend to mix and match Promod's clothes and accessories and create "je ne sais quoi" that will spell out our own fashion style, our own interpretation of French High-Street Fashion.  Styling will revolve around picking key items from Promod store and create 5 different looks to be worn by a mannequin.

I've invited a dear friend Shanna of Shannaholic to be my partner stylist.  She's always been fashionable and comfortable at the same time which I think works well for Promod's Contest theme.  I have taken a look online for the definition of "je ne sais quoi" and it was defined as "a certain something".  Perfect description!

For both Shanna and myself, French High-Street fashion definitely has a certain something, a certain X-factor that you can't seem to pinpoint.  It's a type of fashion wherein each pieces are unique and yet, when put together, it complements each other, in a very unique and elegant way.

Introducing, the Five "Je Ne Sais Quoi" Look

Casual Day Straight From the Runway Look
This look was created with a fashionable and modern girl in mind.  A girl who's carefree and does not spend too much time in front of the mirror.  She's born to be a natural head turner, a natural gorgeous gal!

How we created this look:
A faded khaki color block ruffled dress tucked in a cropped trousers matching the look with a snake effect gladiator sandals.  To create a nice "layering" effect without the bulkiness, a printed gray sleeveless cardigan was added to create a more casual and "relaxed" look.

To accessorize, a soft scarf with metal-like fringes was tied around the neck together with a star necklace.

Going Out on a Date Look
Dressing up on a date is one of the most exciting yet stressful experience in a girl's life.  Deciding what to wear on a date is mind boggling!  
"Am I too casual?"  
"Am I overdressed?" 
With this in mind, we've created a look that's not too high maintenance, a look comfortable enough for a girl to check out her date rather than worrying about each piece of her clothing.  A look that screams "confidence" is what we're aiming for!

How we created this look:

A cream colored face printed top paired with a frilly ruffled skirt that spells "romance".  To create a nice frill look both top to bottom, an unbuttoned white cami with ruffled sleeves and hemline was used as a vest.  A turquoise suede ankle-tie flat sandals gave a nice color to the entire look.

To accessorize, Three necklaces were put together. An emerald flower with beads necklace, a double row beaded necklace and a bow pendant necklace were all layered together to create a stunning and unique piece of accessory.  A stud embossed belt was also included to create a contrast between the top and skirt.  A bag with a color similar to the sandals was included for a more casual finish.

Chic Look for Office and After Office Affair
Office look shouldn't be boring in a French High-Street Fashion. The stylist and myself foresee an office look to be good venue for an after-office party, a nice transition from office to late nights.  An invitation from colleagues for an after work fun shouldn't be declined just because you don't look at your best. To save time, wear a black blazer over if you're working in a more conservative office setting.

How we created this look:
A black tube top with floral embellish paired with black harem pants.  Drawstrings on hem were left untied to create a more formal look.  A suedine strappy slim heels works perfectly for both office and after office night out.

To accessorize, a 2 strand necklace with contrasting black beads finishes off the party ensemble.  To hide the bareness of the neck area, a printed square scarf was used "Breakfast at Tiffany's" style.  Let down your hair and use the sequined flower hair piece (similar to the pattern of the tube top) as a bracelet!

I may have to add, the entire look may seem typical or plain to some but when you remove that blazer and turn your back, 2 belts were used in this look.  A thick stretchable plain black belt was paired with a leather embellished belt to create a striking detail both front and back.  Here's a photo to show the back area. 

Going out with Girlfriends Look
This look is more laid back, definitely unique in its own way because you wouldn't want to blend in the crowd when you hang out with your friends.  There's always a possibility of meeting someone new!

How we created this look:
We originally planned a nautical inspired look, so we chose a stripey print dress.  But we wanted  to go beyond nautical and be creative, so we paired this dress with a denim mini skirt and a studded leather belt  A red linen shrug was left hanging on the shoulders for a more laid back look.  A jersey and canvas trainers with floral prints perfected the mini skirt. 

To accessorize, we inserted a blue crochet trim scarf to add volume to the cowl neckline.  To match the jersey and canvas trainers, a similar floral printed bag and a nice pair of shades completed this "girly" look

Anything Goes Look
For the last look, we are going beyond trend and fashion.  It's a look for someone who likes to be creative with prints and patterns and wouldn't care how people would think.  It's going against the rules (if there's any).  Who says stripes and polka dots can't be worn together?  Who says a cardigan and jacket will clash?  This is a look of "no rules" and limitless possibilities!

How we created this look:
An orange tank top with Native American styled bead necklace was worn on top of a black and white stripes shirt.  A brownish gray cardigan  and an embellished cropped jacket and a black suede high heels were all put together for a nice contrast.

To create an irony between military and feminine, a polka dot scarf was tied on the neck with additional double row colorful beads. A leather look over-body bag gave a nice finishing touch on this adventurous look!

Here's a photo of the blogger and the stylist enjoying the day of mixing and matching.  It was a fun day of fashion.  I enjoyed this experience!

Thanks again to Charisse Vilchez and Stratworks for including us bloggers for contests like these.  Ms. Janette  Teves, Store Manager of Promod Megamall for permitting us to run around the store like a group of headless (yet fashionable) chicken *laughs*!  Ms. Pam Sison, Marketing Services Manager of Promod for the cheer and boost of energy!  Of course, to the rest of the Promod staffs for helping us dismantle the very sexy yet heavy mannequins!

To the rest of the beauty bloggers and stylists who were there, *waves* to Lauren, Lace, Shen, Tara.  And of course, to my dear stylist friend Shanna and dearie Keith (again) for the photos.

Cheers to the butt! *laughs*

We chose one look to be worn by a mannequin and will be displayed on April 29, 2010 at the Mega Atrium at SM Megamall.  Do drop by and take a look on our work and the works from other talented bloggers and stylists!

Take a wild guess on which look will be featured from your resident AMW and Shannaholic!
No peeking at the mall! :P

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Monday, April 26, 2010

AMW Reviews: MAC Fix+

Happy 'Minus-the-Blues' Monday everyone!  It was a very fruitful weekend for me!  And I'm ready to face this week as  I look forward to a well deserved vacation with my mom this coming May!  So excited to spend quality time with her!  

As a makeup artist and beauty blogger, you have to be "in the know" on the most coveted products out there.  I've talked a couple of them here and I have to include this one --- MAC's Fix+.  Bear in mind, I just gave MAC Makati a call and this is OOS (Out of Stock)!  I asked them when they will restock and I was told they don't have a timeline yet!  See how in-demand this product is?

But is it really worth the purchase?  You tell me!  I'll tell you my thoughts!

MAC Fix+ says ---
An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!
AMW says ---

  • non-sticky
  • sets makeup in a flash, no powdery look
  • wonderful packaging with twist open and close cap

  • great as mixing medium for loose eyeshadow
  • reduce fallout on loose pigments or mineral eyeshadows
  • smells nice
  • refreshing
  • hydrates the skin anytime
  • easy to tote around
  • pricey
  • oily skinned individuals may find adding this extra step sticky and oily
  • can cause breakout to others
I purchased MAC Fix+ and MAC Charged water the  same time.  I've used up MAC's Charged Water and I'm quite excited about it because I can move on to MAC's Fix+ which I heard nothing but raves!  For someone who finished up Charged Water and is halfway Fix+, seriously? I can't tell the difference between these two.  And I can't make up my mind which one I like better  Both products work well to "set" the makeup and to lessen the powdery look. With this function in mind, there are a lot more cheaper alternatives out there that does the same!
This is not a bad product but it's not a "must have" product.  I will repurchase this for the sake of my clients.  You know how brand conscious most clients are right?  But personally...I don't use this because my skin does not need this extra step.

  • spritz a little amount on a big face brush/skunk brush and gently stipple the Fix+ on your face to "set" the makeup and prevent wastage
  • on spritzing straight on the face, spray at least 6 inches away from your face to prevent makeup melt down

  • if you have very sensitive skin, use with caution
  • this does not replace your regular moisturizer
Will I repurchase?
Not for myself, for clients

Where to purchase and how much?

At local MAC store for Php850.00 (approx $18.50)

Have you tried both MAC Fix+ and Charged Water?
Which among the two do you prefer?  

Click click and let me know!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekend Food Tripping at: Asian Twist Fusion restaurant (the Return)

Happy weekend food tripping!  I had a lovely weekend spending time prettifying a mannequin with friends and fellow bloggers.  I will tell you more about it soon!  For now, let's keep our tummy rumbling and let's feast on food!  It's weekend!  There's no such thing as DIET.

I went to Asian Twist Fusion Restaurant last year, I enjoyed my  experience there and told myself I'll go back to try on their other dishes!  My second time experience is as great as the first one!  It's funny though how both times, the photos came out green on both posts!  You have to bear with me though, this was shot using a cellphone camera!  When I'm hungry, there's no such thing as good camera! :P

Are we all  ready to explore?  I know I am!

Sesame Rice Tuna Tataki
Php175.00 (approx $3.80)
4pcs sushi coated with toasted sesame seeds
topped with fresh, spicy tuna and mango sliced

I am no way a fan of sesame seeds!  I am a bit wary on trying this, but spicy tuna and mangoes?  What can go wrong?  I'm glad I tried this dish because the crunchiness of sesame seed blended well with the softness of mangoes.  I like!

Classic Bibimbap
Php195.00 (approx $4.25)
Ground meat, beansprouts, spinach, 
eggplant kimchi and egg

I love bibimbap!  I can eat as much rice as I can ONLY if it's bibimbap!  Served in "fushion", I'm sure original bibimbap in Korea does not taste this way, but it suits my taste and don't forget to ask for extra tomato paste!

Korean Barbecue
Php225.00 (approx $4.90)
Sliced beef grilled and served with bbq sauce,
sliced garlic, beansprouts, spinach and kimchi

sliced beef grilled to perfection, its soft to bite and tastes perfectly wrapped in fresh lettuce.  I like wrapping it together with kimchi, call me weird, but it'll all combine inside your tummy, right? *laughs*

This time, I settled for  Jasmine tea instead of cold drink.  I like drinking warm tea after a nice, fulfilling meal! 

Asian Twist
101 N S Amoranto St. (Retiro)
Corner Speaker Perez Street Q.C.
tel no: 632-711-2248/632-749-3878

They are currently giving out cards wherein customers get a stamp on every Php500 (approx $10.00) food purchase.  Each stamp contains freebies like free iced tea, free slice of cake, etc..  

The restaurant accepts both cash and credit card transaction!  No service charge.
Enjoy your weekend food tripping.   What dish are you craving for?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

AMW Reviews: Cellnique Paramedical Solutions

Selina, from Cellnique contacted me 2 months ago to do a product review.  When it comes to skincare , I am very particular with it. That's when my profession as a researcher comes in.  I do my research on the products and ingredients before I go "yes" to testing a product.  I browsed through the site and read about the products they offer.  I learned that all Cellnique products are formulated with CX Formulation.   What's CX formulation?

CX formulation is an advanced in-clinic formulation that combines the power of biological active ingredients, natural plant extracts, antioxidants and a bio-active delivery system. Thus, offering the best performance for immediate and visible results for various skin problems. 

Key words: biological active ingredients, natural plant extracts, antioxidants...These words are enough to make me feel at ease and comfortable to give this brand a road test.  

I was asked to give them an idea on my skin condition, again, keywords--- Sensitive, Dry

These are definitely road tested really well for more than 2 months!

Cellnique Seaweed Cleansing Gel says ---
This unique and all natural-based daily cleanser consist the highest grade of Algae, Pennywort and Cucumber Extracts, serve to remove pore clogging debris and impurities without over drying. Leaves skin feeling super clean, smooth and refreshed!
  • Replenish hydration
  • Anti-irritation and soothing
  • Antioxidant and skin protection
Suitable skin types:
Dry and delicate skin

AMW says ---
Twice a day, morning and evening
  • very gentle on skin
  • soothes and refreshes my skin after every wash
  • smells great, minty scent without the minty feel
  • scent is quite relaxing
  • a little goes a long way and it lathers pretty well
  • skin felt moisturized and clean after every wash
  • skin does not feel tight
  • very simple and straightforward packaging
  • not available locally, that's it!
  • use half a teaspoon on wet hands, rub hands to activate the cleanser to form a lather

  •  gently massage on the skin with upward strokes, be careful not to get into eyes
  •  if you wear heavy makeup, use a makeup cleanser first to remove all traces of makeup before you wash your face.
  • use day and night, if skin texture improves, you can use this once a day alternating with your other cleansers.
Where to purchase and how much?
$32.00 (approx Php1,472) for 200ml, click this link  for more information.

Cellnique Skin Action gel Plus says ---
A proven AHAs plus BHA formulation in reducing inflamed acne lessons and lightening acne marks. The infusion of Tea Tree Oil, Camphor, Eucalyptus Oils and vitamin C accelerates the healing process, thus preventing the information of scaring.
  • Controls and prevents further breakout
  • Reduces inflamed acne lesions
  • Lightens acne scars or marks
  • Anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant
Suitable skin types:
Oily skinned

AMW says ---
Applied on  t-zone area once, spot treatment approximately thrice
  • does dry up pimples, especially when spot treatment is done
  • a little goes super long way
  • nice packaging with twist open/close lid
  • has tingling sensation which can make other people (a.k.a. ME) panic!
  • not meant for dry skinned people like myself
  • can cause irritation to sensitive skin
  • instructions states to use 2-3 pumps and apply on the whole t-zone area, for normal or dry skin. You can skip this step or you can use this only on areas that needed the product (ex. pimples, acne..)
  • is this your first time trying this product?  do a patch test first
  • once irritations like itchiness and redness occur, stop using the product IMMEDIATELY!

Where to purchase and how much?
30ml for $54.00 (approx Php2,484), click this link for more information.

Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Complex says ---
A lightweight formulation with high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid and Essential Amino Acids. Helps bind moisture to restore elasticity of the skin. It thereby minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and helps deliver an instant supple and smooth skin.
  • keeps skin moist and smooth
  • locks in skin moisture
  • improves on scarring, lines and skin tone
Suitable skin types:
All Skin Types

AMW says ---
Twice a day,  morning and evening
  • seriously hydrating 
  • does not feel oily at all
  • absorbs to the skin quickly
  • dual purpose as this can be used on eye area
  • wake up with moisturized and supple skin even inside an air conditioned room
  • very nice packaging and and dropper applicator

  • not available locally!  
  • no added properties like anti-aging
  • asked to use 4-6 pumps, I use 4 pumps only or less for my whole face and neck
  • pat on remaining product on the eye area with your ring finger
  • once or twice a week, I apply on my favorite moisturizer even after using this, does not oil up my skin ever!

Where to purchase and how much?
$61.00 (approx Php2,806) for 30ml at this link.

Cellnique Total DayTime Protection 30 says ---
This ultra-light, skin-friendly UV ray protection blocks UVA and UVB from harming your skin at SPF30 and PA+++.  It's not greasy, non-comedogenic formulation is enhanced with Grape Seed and Geen Tea Leaf extracts to act as powerful free radicals scavengers.
  • Anti free radical and antioxidant
  • Protects skin from the sun and ultraviolet radiation
  • Reduces skin swelling and soothe sensitive skin
Suitable skin types:
All Skin Types
AMW says ---
Once every morning for 2 weeks
  • never feels oily on the whole day even under makeup
  • smells great
  • matte finish, texture felt like primer
  • only SPF30, better if it's SPF 50 and above
  • not available locally
  • Apply face and neck using upward motion after skincare
  • Apply at least 10 minutes prior to going out
  • If you will be out on the sun for a long time, apply half teaspoon all over the face and neck for protection
Where to purchase and how much?
$51.00 (approx Php2,346) for 50g , click this link for more information.

Cellnique Vital Cellular Repair Masque says ---
This gentle, nourishing and repairing mask is specially enriched with potent nutrients of to promote healthy skin and to further protect your skin from pollutant and environmental allergen assault. Suitable for all skin types including post-operation skin.
  • Increases and retains skin moisture
  • Restores skin collagen and elastin content to fight against aging and enlarged pores.
  • Stimulates cells renewal and promotes scars healing
  • Repairs damaged cells and prevents further damage
Suitable skin types:
All Skin Types
AMW says ---
Once a week
  • calms the skin especially my dry areas
  • immediately soothes itchiness
  • redness disappears a bit right after treatment
  • smells great
  • easy to spread all over face and neck
  • housed in a very nice, glass packaging

  • not available locally

  • apply a thick layer on your skin adding up on areas that needed most, leave for 20 minutes

  • rinse thoroughly with water, do not leave residue
  • use a spatula to grab product 
  • do not forget to apply the neck area
  • best done once a week!

Where to purchase and how much?
$45.00 (approx Php2,070) for 50g, click this link for more information.

Overall, my experience with Cellnique was great!  I felt the improvement of my skin right after a month of usage.  On the second month, I even have to reduce the number of times I use the product to save up the remaining.  The downside on this is that it's not easily available on most countries and people have to order online and wait for the package to arrive.  The good news though is that the company does not overcharge you with expensive shipping rates and they use DHL services.  Bear in mind that you have to pay for taxes locally.  You can click HERE for more information. 

The company also offers 7 Days Assurance, if you are not satisfied with their products, have any allergies after using their products, you can either have a refund or exchange to another product with same or lower value!  If you received defective or damaged product,  Cellnique will send out replacement on the same product at no extra cost!  That's great customer service!

If I live in countries that has Cellnique Counters, I will definitely repurchase the Facial Wash, Hydrating Complex and Vital Cellular Repair Mask.

I can skip Skin Action Gel Plus because I'm lucky enough not to grow acne on the latter part of my young *coughs* years.  I do have occasional pimples every now and then and that can be treated by my favorite Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil.  Though their Total Daytime Protection Sunblock works really well, I find that it's SPF is not enough for the harsh rays of the sun we have down here.  I've found locally available alternatives that works!

I have to add that I am very impressed with the packaging of the products and I love how they take time to put on stickers to prevent the cap from twisting during transit.  Seriously, these tiny stickers are super sticky and hard to remove!

Here's a photo to show a Before and After shot.
Before shot taken: February 5, 2010
After shot taken: April 23, 2010
Angle, lighting and camera setting were set to be "similar" to the before shot. 

** you can click photo to enlarge 
and you can compare some patches of dryness on my skin reduced

I can't say there's a drastic change on photo, but I can definitely feel the "tightness" and flakiness on areas around my skin gone. 

*whew* Is this the longest post ever?  I thought I'm not going to finish this one!
I hope people who have Cellnique counters can find this post helpful!  Do talk to the sales person and discuss to them your skin concerns and condition.  Do not be scared to ask questions before you purchase!  This is, by the way, your skin!  You have the right to take care of it!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Disclaimer: Products are sent by company for review purposes.  The writer did not and will never receive any kind or form of payment for positive reviews.  The review has been done based on personal experiences.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)