The Saem Eco Soul Henna Marker Brow – A Review


I have never actually prioritized my brows when it came to my usual make-up routine. I just groom and shape them once in a while when they start to run amok because I really lack the skills to highlight, fill in, shade and among other things you can possibly do to your brows. Personally, I find it slightly annoying when there are stray hairs, that is why a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do and that’s grooming them.
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Okay, enough about that. I just wanted to share my review on something i’d never thought I would appreciate it’s very existence to the point that I constantly use it but only whenever I feel like I have to. Its called Eco Soul Henna Marker Brow by The Saem.

….and it stays where it should be for a very long time. Seriously, i’m thinking of never going back to eyebrow pencils and the like. I dub this product as my staple now because it is exactly what I’ve been looking for and the results are what I definitely want. It doesn’t smell weird and dries up quite fast too and I have been using it for several months now.  As you can see it comes packaged in a box that which is made from recycled materials because this brand is known to be nature friendly.

It is best recommended to use it after washing your face and before applying skincare at night. Draw the desired shape and then let it settle for about 8 hours or while you’re sleeping. I personally apply this only once and I never bring it with me unless I travel somewhere for a period of time.

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What I least liked about it was its applicator because it was shaped just like an ordinary felt tip marker. It’s a bit thick at the tip and slightly tricky to put on when you’re at the parts need some precision such as the ends.

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Before & After

Here is a before and after photo of my eyebrows. I only prepped my face by doing my usual facial cleaning routine to which I then applied the marker. My hair color is naturally black and the shade I have here is No. 2 which would be Dark Brown. Note that this product isn’t for the HD kind of makeup. I would not recommend this if you’re using this for shoots. It is best used for daily routines or when you’re going out because it’s technically for a very natural look and as you can see my eyebrows are slightly sparse.

An immediate effect is noticeable once it has been applied. The shade blends in perfectly after 8 hours of application plus it doesn’t come off so easily even after doing activities that make you sweat, swim and movements that involuntarily make you wipe off your brow.

PROS

CONS

Long lasting  Available in limited shades only
Sweatproof Thick marker tip
Smudgeproof
Affordable
Pigmented

You can get one yourself at from Agent Dolly for only 350php!

It’s Skin Aloe Soothing Face & Body Mist – A Review

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I am not one to use these kind of things but something unfortunate such as getting scalded by boiling hot coffee by accident certainly made me bat my eyelash on the effectiveness of this product. Here’s what happened:

A friend accidentally spilled their coffee all over the table facing my direction which resulted in most of the contents ending up on my whole legs and crotch mainly. I was wearing leggings so it instantly seeped through along with the burning sensation.  The pain was sharp and intense. I ran to the bathroom to clean myself off. The smell was gone but the annoying burn of the pain lingered. Leia whooped out this baby and after a few thorough sprays, the redness definitely wore off and the pain subsided after a few minutes. Talk about effective!

It was Leia who kept on raving about this product and every once in a while i’d spritz some on my face because it felt very refreshing especially with the summer weather these days. Never thought this product would come in handy! I’m pretty sure this would do wonders with sunburns too. It also has a fruity almost melon-like smell and not the kind that’s sickeningly sweet which I really like. I have spritzed this on several times on my face and it has certainly left me refreshed even when I had make-up on.

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Product Details:

This product contains 95% Aloe Extract, Mulberry Root Extract, Yeast/Caragana Root Extract, Black Bean Extract, Chamomile, Rosemary, Lavender, Bergamot, Basil Leaf, Lemon Balm, Sage Leaf, Oregano Left, Sophia Mint. Leaving your skin instantly feeling refreshed, moisturized and nourished.

It is also free from Artificial Colors, Parabens, Animal Testing, Benzophenone and Propylene Glycol.

It comes in a 400mL spritzer therefore it’s a bit big but I do recommend just using a small refillable atomizer! You can get this at Agent Dolly for those who are located in the Philippines.

 

A Product Review: My Scheming – Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask Set

scheming2  Blackheads have always been bothersome for me since the tide of puberty. I have come to terms that a good skin care regimen is necessary and must be strictly followed! I have fairly large pores round my nose and chin area. It gets pretty oily once in a while as well and I find it very bothersome.

Here’s a product review to My Scheming Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask Set. This black facial mask set comes from Taiwan and has recently been growing popular across Asia and here in the Philippines as well! Thanks to Agent Dolly, I now have the opportunity to try this one out myself!

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As you can see the packaging is written mainly in Chinese but the good thing about it is that the instructions are also in English. As you can see there’s Ella from a Taiwanese girl band S.H.E as the cover model. There’s a silver verification code at the side of the box to which you can check for its authenticity by scratching it and typing the code at their official website.

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It is a three step process that is why there are three components (all are labelled) to which you must follow according to the instructions provided. Here’s the list of ingredients and its purpose:

1. Deep Pore Sebum Softener 20ml
Ingredients: Aloe extract, green tea extract, papain
Penetrates pores deeply to quickly dissolve accumulated sebum, dirt and dead skin, and to promote normal skin metabolism and tone skin.
2. Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask 60ml
Ingredients: Charcoal powder, vitamin B5
Natural active bamboo charcoal provides superior absorption capability and helps control sebum secretion to give you translucent, glowing skin. The mask uses mainly charcoal made from moso bamboo, which has a refined structure and is rich in minerals. The color of the mask comes naturally from the charcoal.
3. Skin Clarifying Pore Treatment Essence 20ml
Ingredients: Vitamins B3 & B5, urea, lactic acid
Deeply moisturizes and hydrates skin while minimizing pores. Restores skin elasticity for more supple, radiant and healthier skin.

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An instruction card in english (and chinese) is also inserted in the box to which you can follow the steps to do it.

Here’s my before after photo (Sorry about the lighting inconsistency) to which the results are slightly visible. My pores cleared out and aren’t that noticeable anymore. The carbon mask itself is quite firm than the other peel off masks. You can see what came out on the bottom photo which are very fine facial hair and minor blackheads. To tell you the truth I decided to forego my usual skincare regimen for two weeks just for the sake of accumulating more than usual whiteheads.

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  1. Prep your face first by doing the necessary facial cleansing from.
  2. I highly recommend you steam your face prior to doing this so the pores would open up. If you don’t know how then try doing this the DIY way with how to steam your face.
  3. Be sure to pat dry and then massage the Deep Pore Sebum Softener (Solution 1) for 2-3 minutes on the desired area.
  4. Apply the Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask (Solution 2) and wait for it to completely dry before you start peeling it off. You’ll know it’s ready when it ain’t sticky and it gets stiff and stretchy.
  5. Peel it off slowly from the corners.
  6. Use the Skin Clarifying Pore Treatment (Solution 3).
  7. You are done!
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This is my friend’s actual before and after on her first use of the carbon mask set.

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Not for the icky prone but the small debris are the whiteheads that got stuck to the carbon mask after she took it out!

That’s it! Isn’t it that simple? I recommend you try this on a self-pampering day while doing Netflix and chill. My estimate would be that this set would be good for around 10 applications if you’re doing specific areas. If you are looking for a blackhead removal mask such as this , you can go purchase one from Agent Dolly, a trusted seller for beauty products!

Trying out the Berrisom Lip Tint!

Applying lip tints every once in a while was one of the reasons I had to stop because I felt like the need to put it on and go to the bathroom for a retouch was just a hassle. I put on a dab before I go out then leave the lip tint at home and that’s that. A few hours later it just vanishes and i’m left all bare lipped. After coming across these on my facebook feed, I decided to try them out since I read that it lasts for up to 12 hours, was smudgeproof, kissproof and moisturizes!

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Some have also called this a lip tattoo. They currently have 6 varieties to choose from. I got the shades of Pure Pink and Sexy Red from Ebay. It took about two weeks to get to me and here they are!

Note: Please be careful when purchasing these babies because there are fake versions of this which can possibly damage your lips. You can make sure by checking out this Real vs. Genuine post here.

IMG_0139I got too excited and opened them straightaway but as you can see theres a seal right there. If the seal is broken or isn’t there, then I daresay you return it or ask for a refund. The packaging is very cute!IMG_0135This is the back part of the packaging. My apologies for not being able to translate. Haha.

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Here it is once opened, the applicator tip has a slant to it and you do have to slightly squeeze it out. The pink one had a glue-ish smell to it while the red one had a slightly fruity whiff once you put it on.

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PROS:

  • The color stayed for a very long time.
  • It was definitely smudgeproof  because it still stayed there even after eating and drinking
  • I did not have to do a retouch at all! ^_^
  • I could leave it at home without regret.
  • It had a very natural look to it which I very much liked.

CONS:

  • My lips had a slight tingle after several uses because of the exfoliation.
  • You had to use a lip cleanser for it to be fully erased asap.
  • The application time doubled compared to an ordinary lip tint beacuse you had to wait 5-10 minutes for this product to dry prior to peeling

Overall. I like it despite that tingle but I don’t think i’ll be using it often plus it reminds me to moisturize constantly.

Bioré Skin Care Facial Foam – a Review

Hello! This is my product review for Bioré Skin Care Facial Foam which is the purple one called Deep Clear There are also other four other varieties for this one which are Acne Care, Scrub-in, Moisture and Deep Moisture. I was told that once you try it, you will never go back and truth be told dear reader, they were friggin right! It is amazing.

Before I start with my review let’s talk about the product itself. It’s the lated product from Biore and is produced by Kao Corp. Deep Clear was launched just last year of 2014 so i’m pretty sure this one is brand new. It cleanses skin by ‘acting on dirt and letting it float to the surface of the skin’.

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Deep clear gently yet effectively deep cleans pores while maintaining the skin’s moisture. There’s more information about it including the ingredients here from Ratzillacosme. This one contains 130grams and is good for several months use. The texture for Deep Clear is creamy and white as with most facial foams and it has that nice floral scent to it. I always use a pea sized amount for every wash. It doesn’t get foamy easily so don’t forget to wet your face before applying. Scrub it on your face for about 2-3 minutes before rinsing. DSC_0087a

You don’t have to scrub it real hard for this to work. You can already feel and notice the results after rinsing it off. It had that ‘squeaky clean’ feel and was very refreshing. The effect lasted longer than other soaps i have used for my face since mine slightly leans to the oily skin type.

I got this one at 300php only from Omoshiroi Mono and their products come direct from Japan! Take note that they have limited stocks only so I daresay you go get yourself one of the facial care babies.

Jeunesse Goody Bag

There was this video I found months ago that miraculously made a huge forehead wrinkle disappear (video below). Despite not having wrinkles (yet), I knew I had to learn more about that product. It was made by a company called Jeunesse. I scoured the internet for Philippine distributors and found out these babies were quite hard to get. On a random day, there was this girl on Facebook who was one of the organizers invited me to their soft launch last June 5, 2015.

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Aside from the tasty snacks and refreshments, this was what I got after  the Jeunesse Global Cebu Soft Launching!DSC_0025I got a box of Instantly Ageless, Reserve and this TRY ME packet. Hmmm…

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Okay, first there’s ReserveHeres what the company says…

With a botanical blend of antioxidants that super-charge your internal systems, RESERVE™ contains a host of powerful ingredients that repair free radical damage and protect cells against future harm. Your cells stay healthier, live longer, and leave you looking and feeling great. 

BENEFITS:
Antioxidants resist oxidative stress and premature aging
Anthocyanins support healthy cardiovascular function
Essential fatty acids assist in digestive tract function
Reinforces a healthy immune system
Helps maintain a healthy metabolism
Helps boost energy
Supports healthy joint function
Positive cap-e test results indicate that RESERVE™ penetrates and protects live cells from oxidative damage*

I taste tested this one and yes it is very sweet with a slight combination of tangy in a fruity kind of way. They recommend that you let it stay in your mouth for about 30 seconds for it to be absorbed sublingually or through the tissues under the tongue. Which is known to be a faster and better route rather than digestion because it doesn’t have to pass through the digestive juices and other enzymes.

It contains concentrates of Dark Cherry Juice, Blueberry Juice, Concord Grape, Pomegranate and Aloe Vera. It also has extracts from Grapeseed Extracts, Açai and Green Tea. No wonder it was sweet, theres a fruit cocktail in each sachet!

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Instantly Ageless is the one that i’ve been waiting to get my hands on and I finally have a box of these babies. Here’s their description:

A powerful anti-wrinkle microcream that works quickly and effectively to diminish the visible signs of aging. The revolutionary ingredient is argireline: a peptide that works like botox—without the needles. Instantly Ageless™ revives the skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores for a flawless finish.

BENEFITS:
Visibly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Erases the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes
Minimizes the appearance of pores
Helps to even skin texture
Mattes skin for a flawless finish
Restores skin to optimum appearance

Now this one, I haven’t tried myself but would love to have someone to try it out for me. I’m thinking of doing a video demo for this one. Anybody up for it? 🙂

Check out THAT video I was talking about:

Hey Mister, that forehead wrinkle looks interesting.

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I opened the ‘TRY ME’ packet and it contains a 7-day sample for Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum! This one was their latest product to try! I have yet to try out this one on someone who would be a willing volunteer for a 7 day before after shoot.

This silky serum has the highest percentage of growth factor complex possible to encourage cell renewal. Based on the latest available technology, LUMINESCE™ cellular rejuvenation serum makes a powerful debut as the first anti-aging product that supports your body’s natural ability to restore and rejuvenate the skin. Using an exclusive patent-pending formula derived from adult stem cells that contains over 200 key human growth factors and cellular messengers, LUMINESCE™ cellular rejuvenation serum gently transforms your skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Look younger, healthier, and more radiant as this revolutionary serum helps you restore life to tired skin. 

BENEFITS
Helps even out discolored and blotchy skin tones
Provides a youthful luminosity to the skin
Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Refreshes collagen and elastin
Helps maintain smooth skin texture
Replenishes skin’s natural stores of proteins to sustain a youthful, firm appearance
All natural, hypoallergenic, and paraben free

 

I hope you tay tuned for more updates on these products. Okay, so I got a couple of items I want to give out for those who are interested in trying out Reserve and Instantly Ageless. I’ll be giving away 1 pack (5 sachets) each of Instantly Ageless to 2 winners  and 2 packs of Reserve Antioxidant Fruit Blend for 1 winner which will be picked randomly!

GIVEAWAY MECHANICS:

  1. Like Get That Glow here: https://www.facebook.com/getthatglowinc
  2. Share this blog post with the #getthatglowgoodybag
  3. This giveaway will end till June 30, 2015. The winners will be posted on the Get That Glow page.