Thursday, September 30, 2010

AMW Reviews: Charm Luxe Mini Kabuki

I've always thought my love for K-brushes have died down!  But one day...when THIS....

 (Note from AMW: This brush can still be revived, 
I just needed to shake my lazy bum and glue this back!)

...happened!  My favorite Ecotools K-brush committed a suicide!  I swear I don't know how it happened!  I am crushed!  I've been using this on days I wanted light to medium coverage and I don't want to purchase another set of Ecotools  Mineral Brush Set just to replace the ruined K-brush, so I looked for an alternative that won't cost me much!  The Beauty Angel up there works in mysterious way, I win some, I lose some... and then I win some again!  The wheel of life!...



Charm Luxe Mini Kabuki says ---
This is the even more travel-friendly and space-saving version of the Charm Luxe Kabuki Brush, which is perfect inside your clutch bag, or any smaller bag! You never have to skip bringing retouch tools, as the Charm Mini Kabuki Brush, is small, but terrible. It might be small, but it is dense enough to pack on foundation, blush, and finishing powder! You never have to struggle for space with this little wonder!

AMW says ---
Pros
  • it's tiny and it's pink!  So adorable!
  • very soft
 
  • no bleeding nor shedding from the time I've used this until this very moment!
  • very easy to tote along due to its size
  • pouch can house the mini k-brush, and 2 sample jars of mineral makeup
  • funny thing, but re-touching will never be obvious due to its cute size, you can literally hide this brush with one hand!
  • does pick up foundation pigments without issues
  • multi-functional: this brush can also be used as a blush brush
  • inexpensive!  I was surprised with the price tag!  You get a free cute pink pouch and this wonderful mini k-brush for only Php300.00 (approx $6.80)!
  • dries up easily after wash
  • since this is made of synthetic hair, foundation and blush pigments does not "dye" the color of the brush
Cons
  • NONE
Overall
I always prefer the larger k-brushes for overall foundation application, but when my Ecotools K-brush gave up on me (though I can easily glue it back if only I'm not too lazy), I found myself using this as the best alternative.  It never sheds and it never have this scratchy feel that most natural hair has!  This brush is made of synthetic hair but its dense enough to have full control during foundation application! This brush gave me the best of both synthetic and natural hair's world!

Tips
  • wash after purchase with a baby shampoo mixed with moisturizing dish washing liquid
  • let it dry on its own laying flat on a towel, never add heat!
  • if you have a Brush Guard, use one to prevent future fly-away.
  • used as blush brush: gently apply a tiny amount of blush on the apples of your cheeks and buff with circular motion for that nice and natural "flush"
  • mix your loose powder foundation with a bit of "highlighting" powder, swipe it together and buff onto your face for that natural glow!

Will I repurchase?
I hope I don't need to!  This one looks like its going to last long!

To whom do I recommend this for?
Anyone who's a powder foundation user (pressed or loose).  This brush gives out a nice, natural coverage and additional buffing will yield heavier coverage!  Easy to tote along especially during travel!

Where to purchase and how much?
At Beauty & Minerals website for Php300.00 (approx $6.80), comes with free pink pouch!


A closer look to the Charm Luxe Mini Kabuki Brush
Silver handle with the gorgeous Charm Logo
White and pink bristles make it stand out of the brush crowd!


Side by side size comparison with Charm Luxe Kabuki
(you can click link to read the review on the bigger sized one)
Such a nice photo of "Mom and Daughter" tandem!


The Charm Luxe Mini Kabuki on the palm of my hand! 
Reminder: My fingers are short!  So imagine how cute and tiny this is!
Height: 2 inches including the handle!


Do you own a brush as cute and tiny as this one?
This is by far, one of the tiniest K-brush I own --- to date!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!






(note from author: product was sent as gift.  All reviews are based on author's experience and did not get paid for positive reviews.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Readers' Corner: "What's My Hair Color?"

After seeing my photos of my sexy back!  *laughs*  Hair, I mean the hair ok?  A lot of my readers have been asking me where I had it done or what shade was it!  

Here's the thing about my hair color!  *rewind sound*

My hair has always been boring!  When you read my previous post on rebonding in China, it was also in China that I had my first hair color!  I guess it has to do with boredom and missing the family and hanging with my hair salon friends too much!  I've said yes to a couple of hair treatments that was offered to me by the hair salon just right next to my apartment!  No wonder they love me dearly and gave me a free membership card!  Damn it woman!  I just can't say "no"!  *laughs*

Anyways, the first hair color that was professionally done to my then "virgin" hair was reddish!  It's not the scary reddish color, it's actually nice because my hair looks dark and black on regular lighting but fire-y red under the sun! When I got back home, I can't keep up with the "reddish" hair so I had to do something about it!  I'm not the type who would go to a salon to spend much for a hair color, so my best and most inexpensive alternative is to purchase my own "at home color care treatment".  My first was from L'Oreal Feria line! The shade?  Has to do with "something BROWN" or "BROWN something" --- Beats me!  I can't remember! hahaha

Since then, I've had occasional salon color treatments but most of the time, it was done at home.  And my most recent hair color was from a different brand which I also love --- Revlon ColorSilk Beautiful Color.  I purchased this because the shades available are mostly natural looking and they have a lot of range of browns!

For those who are intrigued, my recent hair color is from a box.....


Light Golden Brown no. 54


The box includes ---
  • application instructions
  • plastic gloves
  • Ammonia-free colorant
  • Cream Color Developer
  • Nourishing After Color Conditioner


This costs around Php350++ (approx $8.00) but I purchased mine at The Duty Free Philippines with the Peso Power rate of Php40.00 for $6.50 (Php260.00) so I stocked up!  2 boxes! :) I wanted to purchase more but hey, I've only got one head and one set of hair!  *laughs*  Let's not be greedy! :P  For now, Light Golden Brown is love! :)

Revlon 54 Light Golden Brown
color treatment done around June 2010
So it has been almost 4 months, I guess it's time to re-color!


What's your current hair color?
I may sound like an adventurous one but I've always been on the safe "brown" side!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

AMW Reviews: Purederm Intensive Repair Foot Mask

I am a sandals-wearer, that means, my feet are exposed to dust, pollution, air and stress at all times!   The most care I've done for my feet is definitely not a third of what I've been doing for my hair!  On random days, when I'm not too lazy or sleepy, I would apply foot lotion and wear socks before I go to sleep!  On most days?  I just wear socks and doze off in la-la-land!

Poor feet.... *inserts sad face*

I was sent an Intensive Repair Foot  Mask made by Purederm for trial, I have to admit, no matter how easy the instructions look, it took me awhile to use this!  Man!  I think I need walking foot masks that forcefully strap themselves to my feet!!! *unique yet scary thought*  

After my 2 hours Dollface Makeup Workshop, I told myself I needed the food pampering it deserves!  And finally, I made it!  I've done it! 



Purederm Intensive Repair Foot Mask says ---
With highly emollient Shea Butter, Rich Avocado Oil, Camilia Japonica Oil, Opuntia Tuna Extract and other natural healing ingredients.  Purederm Botanical Choice Intensive Repair Foot Mask Avocado noticeably smoothes, softens and repairs dry, cracked, calloused feet and heels.  Significantly improving the look and feel of even the driest feet.  This newly designed "sheet type" foot mask delivers effective moisturizers and healing agents to your damaged skin for smoother, healthier and more radiant appearance.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • inexpensive
  • sheet type mask is durable and can fit size 5-9 feet!
  • sheet is really wet and moisturizing when gotten out of the packaging
  • packaging is eye-catchy!
  • smells really good!  Not overwhelming
  • has 2 natural products included that's really known for its moisturizing properties --- Avocado Extract and Shea Butter!
  • the rough areas on the feet are softened and moisturized after 20 minutes!
  • the softness feel is there even a couple of days after!
  • because it gives out a moisturized, radiant look, feet looks clean and fairer.
  • very convenient to use!  Has everything you needed to relax your tired feet
  • smart product!  Comes with as simple as "tape" which is very vital in the foot repair process!
  • because of the plastic mask that's used after the sheet mask, it keeps the moisture locked inside your feet even after 20-30 minutes of usage

Cons
  • if you are expecting the cracks on the heel area to be completely gone, well, you'll be disappointed, this is not a miracle foot mask!
  • constant usage is needed to see best results, to lazy bums out there?  This is definitely a con for them!
Overall
I am a bit wary the first time I saw this product, I thought its going to be messy, which explains why I have a huge "Power Puff Girls" towel below my feet!  It is the smartest innovation ever for Foot Masks!  It's mess free and best of all?  It works!  In just one use, I can feel the softness of my feet even after bathing!

Tips
from Purederm
  • Wash hands with warm water.
  • Open package and put the cream on feet.
  • Wear the foot gloves.
  • Leave on for 20 - 30 minutes before removing gloves and masks. No additional washing is required.
from AMW

  • make sure your feet is clean, must better to be cleansed with warm water
  • after doing this Intensive Repair Foot Mask, wear a cotton socks to further lock in moisture
  • if you have severe cracked heels and sometimes, has a bit of bleeding, make sure to have it checked by a doctor, do not be a "Doctor Quack Quack" ok?
  • when you choose to do the Intensive Repair Foot Mask, its also the best time to use your preferred facial masks for total relaxation.
  • try to raise your legs on top of pillows for further blood circulation!
  • do not sleep with these foot masks on!  Remove them prior to sleeping!
  • after removal of the sheet masks, gently massage the remaining product, concentrating on the rough areas of your feet
  • please follow instructions at the back, do not exceed the maximum length of time stated.
  • if itchiness or allergic reactions occur, remove product IMMEDIATELY!
Will I repurchase?
Definitely will!

To whom shall I recommend this for?
People with dry feet but not the type with opened wound!  Do not use this product if you have cracked and bleeding heels.

Where to purchase and how much?
At Watson's for Php79.75 (less than $2.00) for 1 pair.


Here's a step-by-step photo guide on how AMW did her 
Purederm Intensive Repair Foot Mask


Step 1: Tear off the upper part of the packaging which includes a pair of sheet masks for your footsies!
Step 2: Gently wear it on both feet!  There's no left and right!  So no worries!  There will be a bit of moisture dripping so feel free to gently massage them on the rest of your legs!  Hey, its still Avocado Extract and Shea Butter!
Step 3: Tear off the lower portion of the packaging to pull out the plastic masks.
Step 4: Gently wrap them on top of the sheet masks.
Step 5: Tape the plastic sheet masks to keep it from falling!  To lock in moisture as well!
Step 6: I chose to wear cotton socks because it's more comfortable that way!

Sit back, raise your legs and relax! 
Here's an after photo after 30 minutes of Foot Mask and Smiling Me!



Before I end this post!  Let me show you that this is the sexiest part of my body!  *lol*  Ahem!  Thanks to my mom and dad for my sexy, curvacious....FEET!  If only I can transfer this to my waist area? *hahahahaha*


I know I know!  I'm exposing too much!  Let's get back to business and my question for you is....
Do you have time to give your sexy feet the time and relaxation it deserves?
Now, do I hear "Footloose?" (oh man!  my generation is showing up in this blog!)

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!







(Note from Author: Product was sent for reviews.  All information written are based on the writer's personal experiences.  Author did not and will never receive payment for positive reviews.  Please purchase at your own discretion)

Monday, September 27, 2010

AMW Reviews: The Body Shop Lightening Touch



TBS Lightening Touch says ---

Discover the wonder powers of Lightening Touch, a magical little wand that gives light relief to the appearance of under-eye circles, instantly brightening the skin.  Its ever-so-clever formula contains ingenious little light-diffusing particles to minimize fine lines and dark shadows.  Simply use around the eye area, after your foundation for a flawless-look.

Available in 3 shades: 01, 03 and 04
Ingredients:
  • Marula Oil - Is a very effective moisturiser that also helps to condition the skin over time. Also provides essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness.
  • Organic Beeswax - Moisturises and helps to condition the skin. Acts as a barrier that helps to seal in moisture. Helps to keep product texture consistent when used over time. 
  • Vitamin E - Is an antioxidant that helps to soften, condition and protect the skin. 
Other Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Mica (Opacifier), Polymethyl Methacrylate (Emollient), Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone (Emulsifier), Sclerocarya birrea (Marula Oil) (Skin Conditioning Agent), Barium Sulfate

AMW says ---
Pros
  • packaging: The simple silver packaging is just too gorgeous!  The brush is soft and easy to use!
  • light formula which does not feel heavy at all
  • liquid texture which does not sit in fine lines
  • easy to blend using patting motion with fingers or sponge
  • gives a really nice, natural, brightened up look
  • as compared to other "light diffusing" products that has obvious glitters, this product doesn't have any!
  • no white casts on photos, yes, even on flash photos
  • multi-functional, I use this to highlight my nose bridge, the sides of my lips and the center of my forehead!
  • smells good!  Has a quaint floral scent.
  • coverage is light but buildable!
  • never creases even at the end of the day!
  • no allergies nor skin irritations
Cons
  • a bit pricey but as compared to its high end alternative YSL Touche Eclat, this is cheaper
  • product finishes up fast if you use it on other areas of your face to highlight
  • if you purchase this only as a concealer, you may feel disappointed as this works well WITH concealer, this is more of a brightening/highlighting product rather than just concealer.
  • as most problems with "click pen" packaging, you have to twist a couple of times especially on first time use before you get into the product!

Overall
I am quite impressed with the brightening power of this product!  I can totally see the "awake" look this product can create especially in the middle of the day when my eyes are tired from staring at the computer the whole day!  With a simple dab of this product and "pat pat pat" motion, it's like an instant Photoshop on the undereye area!


Tips
from TBS
  • Use around the eye area after applying a foundation so as not to reduce the effect of the light-reflective particles. 
  • Dab onto specific areas and blend using the applicator brush.  
from AMW
  • never use the applicator to another person, apply the lightening touch on your hand and use a separate brush before you apply it on other people's faces!
  • always use dabbing motion, never wipe it off
  • dab using the ring finger to prevent pulling the skin 
  • apply using clean hands and fingers
  • The Body Shop has monthly sales on their product lines, you can check with your local TBS stores on their Sale Schedules.
  • if you have heavy under eye circles, use your preferred concealer first then finish with TBS Lightening Touch to give an awake look!
  • use this to highlight the nose bridge for that nice "pop" and "glow"

  • since this product finished up "powder" finish, and setting is not needed, I still prefer to set this with a powder foundation using my favorite "fluffy blending brush" for that extra coverage especially if your under eye circles are dark.

Will I repurchase?
Yes!

To whom do I recommend this for?
People who does not have much puffiness under the eye area and dark circles aren't that dark!  For people who likes quick and easy way to highlight different areas around the face minus the extra tools!

Where to purchase and how much?

At The Body Shop for Php950.00 (approx. $22.00)

I got 04 shade


The shade 04 has a hint of "salmon orange" 
which I think works well on my undereye circles!


Here's a short diagram on how I apply my TBS Lightening Touch


Step 1:
After foundation application, I used Neutrogena Powder Foundation in this photo.

Step 2:
I dab 3 or even 4 dots of the TBS Lightening Touch onto the undereye area.

Step 3:
Using my clean ring finger, I dab it gently until the product disappears.  Re-apply if needed to build up coverage.

Step 4:
Step back and inspect if you're happy with the result!

A before and after photo!


If you're wondering why my under eye area isn't as dark as before, as you look back on Step 1, I applied powder foundation all over my face prior to TBS Lightening Touch application, dabbing the product gives an extra "brightening effect" which I love. 

I know there's a love/hate relationship for this product!
Tell me if you own this and love/hate this!  I'd love to know your thoughts on this!
For AMW?  It's love!  Something for personal use I may have to say!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend Food tripping at: Max's Restaurant

Note from Author: Sorry againf or blurry food photos, taken using Samsung Mobile Phone camera.

When it comes to Chicken, I am an expert eater!  I know the right restaurants to go for the best tasting chicken!  No wonder I got chicken allergies from eating so much chicken meat!  I have to apologize to all Max's Chicken lovers out there, I am not a fan of their chicken!  My mom loves to dine in this restaurant and when we go out to eat, I always prioritize what she loves and put aside what I want! 

The waitress gave me the menu and boy was I happy to see a lot of dishes added!  Non-chicken dish that looks delicious just on photos!  Thank you Max for offering these!

Veggie Lumpia Bites
Php84.00 (approx $2.00)
It tastes a bit bland!  Instead of dipping this on the mayonnaise served, 
I asked for vinegar and it tastes much better!


Bangus Meal
Php162.00 (approx $3.68)
My dad loves crispy bangus!  It's boneless by the way so easy to eat!
Served with 2 servings of eggs with drinks



Tapa Meal
Php162.00 (approx $3.68)
I am not fond of oily tapa!  With this one, I love how meaty the beef is and even without vinegar
the beef tapa is so tasty and obviously cured for quite sometime!


Clubhouse
Php121.00 (approx $2.75)

You can't go wrong when you order Clubhouse sandwich!  
Dad loves this so much he had 2!  
I shared with my brother!  Love the chips!


Fried Lumpia Ubod*
Php52.00 (approx $1.20)
Not a fan of lumpiang ubod, I prefer vegetable lumpia!  
My brother down on this crispy lumpia after a full meal! 
Gosh! He does have bottomless pits! LOL
*Ubod is a kind of vegetable extensively used by the people from Visayas in cooking. A local delicacy I must say!


Fresh Lumpia Ubod
Php52.00 (approx $1.20)
Still not a fan of anything with UBOD.  
My mom love this so I ordered this for her.  
Served with Peanut sauce!


Dining at Max's Restaurant isn't that expensive at all, no wonder they're always packed with customers!  Orders are freshly cooked and you have to wait for a couple of minutes before food is served.  Definitely not a fastfood so don't go in there hungry!

Bill can be paid cash or credit card.  Service charge is included on the bill!

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Remember my Lorys Hair Cream Contest?  A lot of you joined and wanted to try the hair cream due to various reasons of hair problems!  I got an email from our good friends from Lorys.



"Lory's big intro promo at Watsons from Sept 23 to Oct 27, 2010.
 Buy 1 Lorys and Get the 2nd Lorys at 50% off"! "

Oh yeah, the 2 hours Dollface Makeup Seminar was a huge success, here's a 'sorta' class picture!  I had to get up on a chair to be seen! *laughs*  Thanks Pearl and ladies for the trust and fun!


Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
Happy weekend food tripping and shopping!



Saturday, September 25, 2010

AMW Reviews: Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Color Care

Good morning!  Today marks another exciting day for me as I will meet a lot of people this afternoon for the 2 hours Dollface Makeup Seminar!  I love teaching, if you don't know, I was once a teacher in China for 3.5 years!  I will probably be a teacher as my second choice if Makeup Artist job won't be available for me!  Isn't it obvious I am into service? 

Anyways, thanks for the overwhelming responses for the HOPE palette Contest from L'Oreal, I appreciate all the sharing and it does help reading your comments and its nice to know we area all holding onto our loved ones to keep us strong!  

I've had my first ever Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment last August 23rd and I'm done with my first month!  I've been a good girl as I stayed loyal with one brand of shampoo and conditioner as advised to extend the results of the treatment.

Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy 
Shampoo and Conditioner



Keratin Complex Color Care says ---

Keratin Color Care Shampoo was developed to extend the vibrancy of color-treated hair. This sodium chloride and sulfate free formula contains mild surfactants that gently remove dirt and buildup without stripping hair of its color. Formulated with Keratin, soy and wheat proteins for lasting protection.

Keratin Color Care Conditioner was developed to moisturize while protecting hair color. Helps detangle leaving wet hair feeling smooth and slick. Special Keratin, wheat and soy proteins provide lasting nourishment while protecting the hair from the heat of blow-drying, hot curlers, and straightening irons. Hair is softer, more manageable and stronger. Works in symphony with our Keratin Color Care Shampoo.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • packaging is simple.  Content easy to squeeze out
  • the shampoo and conditioner combination feels so light on hair
  • hair never turns greasy or heavy throughout the day
  • hair is easier to comb and soft to touch
  • my hair after treatment remains the same until this very moment 
  • the "wavy growth" remains smooth and not so obvious!
  • rebonding treatment was put on hold for a couple more months
  • frizziness is definitely reduced!  I can just air dry my hair with an electric fan and no flyaways!
  • hair looks shiny and healthy
  • my hair was colored more than 3 months ago and it still looks healthy and new!  The fading isn't obvious!
  • sodium chloride and sulfate-free formula!
  • safe to use everyday
  • has a faint smell that's not too overwhelming! 
  • formulated and specially made for after treatment care.  18 months life span after open.
Cons
  • quite pricey
  • may cause dandruff to others, it did to me!
Overall
If only I don't get the dandruff, this is the best shampoo and conditioner combination I've used to maintain the frizz-free, super shiny and smooth hair I've always wanted!  I think my scalp us too dry and my hair never works well with shampoos and conditioners that can lessen the oilies of your scalp!  

Overall, this is such a wonderful combination, at this stage, my hair is usually messy and frizzy especially my hair is long and layered.  Plus the fact that I also love to curl my hair every now and then with a curling iron or at times, using a flat iron (which may break your hair and make it jump to its worst stage).  With the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Color Care combination, I can obviously feel how manageable my hair is and the color of my hair looks vibrant and healthy!

Tips
  • if this causes dandruff, like it did to me, I mix the shampoo with a little bit of anti-dandruff shampoo and it works!
  • gently massage the shampoo through the scalp and hair for cleansing
  • leave the conditioner for a couple more minutes starting from the middle shaft down to the tips
  • much better if used after the Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment.
  • if hair is already good, you can purchase the shampoo, conditioner and infusion to protect hair from getting stripped off with its moisture from regular shampoos.
Will I repurchase?
If after I finish the shampoo and conditioner and my hair is still the same as "after Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment", I will repurchase!

Where to purchase and how much?
At Straight and Smooth Salon for Php895.00 (approx $20.30) for the Shampoo and Php895.00 (approx $20.30) for the Conditioner.


Other salons to go for:
Toni and Guy, Davids (MOA, SM Makati, Podium, ATC), Philippe, Henri Calayag Greenbelt, Regine's, Piandre, Profiles Katipunan, Indigo, Justine Barbara Salon, Cecile Marie BF, Philip Louis Kee.

Here's my hair after Keratin Complex Color Care 
blow dried with cool temperature


Quite pricey but does the job!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!





Friday, September 24, 2010

What's Up AMW?

Happy gorgeous Friday!!!  Are you very excited for the weekend?  I know I am!  I will be at the Eastwood Mall, Libis for the Dollface Makeup Seminar!  I can't wait to share what I've learned about Skincare and Makeup and I can't wait to interact with fellow beauty lovers!  Don't forget to smile and say hi ok?

I know a lot of you have been asking me on this certain product and what nots!  I am currently using so many products and some takes gazillion years to review, so I want to share what's up and running with AMW and the family!  (Yup, family included!)

Soon to be reviewed products are not included in this post!  *laughs* Gulay! I am getting tired of myself! Such hyper dude! :P

Let's start with fragrances, my fragrance collection is growing big and I wouldn't mind going for trial sizes every now and then to stop myself from feeling guilty!  I have this thing for different fragrance daily depending on my mood!  I've been an Estee Lauder "Pleasures" user and I remember buying my first full sized bottle in Hong Kong!  After years, Estee Lauder finally came up with the sister of "Pleasures", the new "Pleasures Bloom" launched this month! 

Thanks Liezl for the sample size and this lasts!  I put this inside my bag for that instant spritz and I love the fruity scent mixed with floral scent like Jasmine and Green Lily!   Perfect if I'm on a "Go with the flow" mood!



You probably read my recent review on the Pond's Pure White Deep Cleansing with Activated Carbon , I am using this once or twice a week for that extra cleansing due to my normal/dry skin!  What am I using on those days I'm on a non-Pond's regimen?  Well, if you remember, last March, I've attended an event/launch for the Shiseido White Lucent skincare line, I got myself a sample sizes for the cleanser, toner and moisturizer.  I actually did not plan on using these because the packaging is just too cute for words!  But I need some skin brightening recently and I've used this together with the Pond's.  So far, it's quite good and I have a feeling I'll take these cuties along with me on my next trip!


Mr. and Mrs. AMW recently have been using "Made in the USA" products for hair.  That is not intended though, I was sent Nick Chavez Shampoo, Conditioner and Gel to test, since I've had my Keratin Smoothing Complex Treatment done, I've been using the special shampoo that needs to be used for post treatment.  So, the dear Mr. AMW is willing to give these products a test and he's been using these actually more months now!  You know what made him say YES?  The cute packaging with the bees! *hahaha*  I know!  He's as childish as I am!  Will interview him on his experiences on these! 


I, on the other hand, after a month of Keratin Treatment, I followed instructions and used the Keratin Complex Shampoo and Conditioner. These 2 are designed to complement the needs of my hair and maintain the therapy treatment and hair color, they clarify and re-balance the hair texture which I was told, detergent free!  Making it gentle for daily use!



Since I love to use serums, I was told that another brand that can also offer non-detergent ingredients and safe to be used after the Keratin Complex Treatment is Pureology.  I am using the Pureologoy Serious Colour Care Thermal Antifade Complex to keep my hair healthy looking even after blow drying! 



Because I love variations!  I do alternate it at times with the Kerastase Chroma Riche Leave In Essence which I won from Frances' FB Page because I was the first liker!   This stuff smells seriously good and is lightweight!

Let's move out of the hair topic, and talk about this BB Cream brand that I've been receiving so much requests for review! 

I've been holding myself on using this because once I swatched them on my hand, the shade is totally different with my skin tone, to be honest, I still haven't tried it on my face, I know I can workout the shade of this BB Cream by counteracting this with a foundation shade, I'm just too lazy though, so please be patient ok? :D


I want to thank Roanne for personally delivering these to me!  It actually comes with a mask, but I've already used the mask!  *laughs*  These are not alien to me because I've seen The Revitalift Double Lifting Eye cream a year ago when my brother gifted this to my mom.  He bought it from Duty Free Shanghai and he said the packaging is just unique!  It also proves that packaging does make a huge impact with consumers!  *Laughs*  Too funny, just got a call from my sis while typing this post and she asks me for help in finding a good eye cream, I told her I'll give her this!  In return, she'll tell us her experiences on this!  :)



L'Oreal came up another line for pore minimising, I'm glad I don't have pore problems but my sister-in-law does!  So I gifted her the L'Oreal Derma Genesis Pore Minimising Smoother Scrub, Toner and Gel Cream.  Look like she's liking it!


My mom, after her varicose treatment last year (this is not the aesthetic treatment but more on life treatening varicose veins), she is required to wear medical stocking everyday!  She wears the super tight stockings as soon as she woke up and she can only remove it before she sleeps!  You can imagine how harsh the tight stockings on her legs!  My mom has great legs, I felt bag looking at it scaley and dry from all the scratches!  I was advised by the doctor to purchase a 24 hour moisturizing lotion to be applied prior to wearing the medical stockings!  We were advised to purchase the Jergens brand.  She's almost done with the tube and I'm glad to know that recently, they came up with the new Jergens Naturals with 93% natural ingredients!  And it's a huge size perfect for daily use with a pump for ease of application!  


On a lighter note, my measly, non-existent lashes are happy to try on different mascaras!  Revlon came up with a new mascara called Revlon Grow Luscious by Fabulash, the packaging says 96% saw instantly longer, more lush lashes which made me super excited to give it a try!  The fact that it's available in Black and Blackened Brown is a winner!

I love to walk, and I haven't given my feet the time of the day because of my super busy schedule!  I go home, and usually doze off to sleep without even knowing what's happening!  *laughs*  When I got the Intensive Repair Foot Mask with "Avocado", I am very excited to use this because Avocado is known for it's high fat content!  Maybe, just maybe, the extra fat will help my dry feet gets back to it's healthy state!  If this works, I may hoard and make this my weekly habit!  Wish me luck, I hope I'm not too lazy!



*whew* That's quite a number of products in one post!  I like telling you guys what's up with me!  I'm just talkative you know! *winks*

Let me know what products you're using, or you recently bought that you're excited to try!  I love knowing what's happening in your life too!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
Have a great weekend!



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