Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quick post. Additional Tony Moly haul!

Of course I had to go back to Tony Moly!

I already mentioned that I wanted to go back to get some other stuff that I didn't get to the last time...

...which I did!

So I got a serum (Aqua Teardrop line), an essence (Floria line), Hanbang mask sheets (again! I don't think one can have enough mask sheets since they're for one time use only), another facial wash (I honestly don't need this), and a lipstick.

I've already used everything except the facial wash/foam so I'm hoping to share my thoughts sometime soon.

Oh, since I spent more than P1,500, I got the Sun BB facial cleanser for free (hence, I really didn't need the Dear Me facial foam. Haha).

Laters, babies!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sharing My Thoughts: Etude House O2 White Vitamin C Skincare Set


Annyeonghaseo everyone! Charot! This greeting sounds so cheesy since a lot of bloggers who talk about Korean things start with this hello. Sorry I'm bored.

Anyway, I am here to talk about Etude House's O2 White Vitamin C Skincare set which includes the Tone-up Tone, Tone-up Emulsion, and Intensive Serum.


Not to keep your hopes up, but I do believe that this line has already been discontinued and it has been replaced probably by their Moistfull White line.

That's the sad thing about Etude House. EH is following the KPop path wherein they feel the need to constantly produce new products after a couple of months or so. They also tend to repackage their items making them their "upgraded" version.

Honestly speaking, most of the "upgraded" products of Etude House are hits and misses. Take their Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB cream. I had the pleasure of testing out the All Day Strong variety and come the time I wanted to buy a full sized tube they already replaced it with the Bright Fit.

The way my face loved the All Day Strong was the total opposite of what I felt with the Bright Fit. Unfortunately I'm not really sure if I actually dislike the product because I got the wrong shade. I'm a Natural Beige but I got the Honey Beige one out of sheer stupidity. Ugh.

When I see a trial of the Natural Beige Bright Fit, I might change my mind. However, the chemistry between my face and the Honey Beige Bright Fit is nonexistent.

So I'm going out of topic again.. Sorry.

I wasn't really that interested with a skin regimen. Before, I just washed my face thoroughly and that was it. No toner, no moisturizer, nada!

I was lucky enough to get 2 sample sets of Etude House's O2 White Vitamin C because of their Sweetie Spin promo.

Each set included 15ml of toner, 15ml of emulsion, and 5ml of serum.



Of course I had to look up what I actually needed to do with the set and I ended up with my cleansing regimen of double cleansing > toner > emulsion > serum.

I have made 2 set last for a month. I swear. I don't feel the need to put to much kasi. Haha.

As per the box:
"Skincare line supplies O2 and Vitamin C to brighten, clarify, and detoxify skin tone".

Since I've been using this for a while now, I can actually give out my 2cents if it lived up to its claim.

Well, after a month of usage I don't think there's much change in my face. I still have much dark spots and blemishes. Of course, I don't expect much to happen in such a short time. Duh!

The O2 White Vitamin C line, although promotes Vitamin C which would have some sorta acid in there one way another, is seriously gentle to the skin.

Ingredient lists for all 3 products. My apologies if it's a bit blurry.
I have not had any bad break outs and stingy feeling when I first used this. I would also love to rave about the scent. This has the lemony, orange-y, citrusy, fruity scent that I am quite partial to.

I am so inlove with the smell that I initially wanted to puke when I smelled the Aqua Cure emulsion. It smelled like stale bavarian donut filling. Err..

Dark spots and blemishes aside, I have noticed that my skin has become lighter than it originally was. I have mentioned in the past that my face complexion is darker than my arms and that sucks. Seriously.

As I have been religiously using these products (well, the emulsion and the serum. I am currently using the Wonderpore FreshNer as my toner) and I can see gradual results.

This would have been so much win if it worked better in the long run.


  • The scent! It is sooooo much win for me!
  • Not harsh on the skin.
  • Did make skin tone a bit lighter when religiously used.


  • No longer available. Unless through their promos.
  • Could make skin more noticeably whiter and clearer like it is claiming. It's a whitening line so I expected more from it.

Repeat performance?: Well, I haven't bought this product. All 3 sets have been obtained for free. And since it's no longer available, obviously, one cannot buy it anymore. But I will still use the last 2 sets, mostly because I love how refreshing it feels.

Overall Rating:  out of 5.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Birthday Shopping: Hauls and Sale Information

Hellooooooooo!

Today is my birthday (not that anybody cares, I just want to type it out. LOL).

Since it's a special occasion I decided to go visit my go-to Korean cosmetics stores since they are on sale!

Yes, beautiful girls (and guys) of the Philippines, rejoice!

Etude House Philippines and Tony Moly Philippines are currently on sale!

Details for the Etude House Sale are as follows:

  • Duration - From September 5, 2012 until October 31, 2012
  • Participating Stores - SM Megamall, SM North EDSA (The Block), Festival Mall, SM Manila, Ayala Mall Cebu, and SM Southmall
  • Products included in the sale -  
66 BIG EYE LINE CHARM
66 BIG EYE VITCARA NO.01
67 BIG EYE VITCARA NO.02
AC CLINIC MASK SHEET (5PCS)
AC CLINIC PINK POWDER SPOT PATCH
AC CLINIC SUN GEL SPF30++
ALL PROOF SUN GUARD 50ML
ALOHA BRONZE SKIN MAKER #01
ALOHA BRONZE SKIN MAKER #02
ALOHA COCKTAIL TANNING OIL
ALOHA COLOR ART PEN #01
ALOHA COLOR ART PEN #02
ALOHA COLOR ART PEN #03
ALOHA COLOR ART PEN #04
ALOHA GLITTERING SHERBET EYES #01
ALOHA GLITTERING SHERBET EYES #02
ALOHA GLITTERING SHERBET EYES #03
ALOHA ICE SHERBET PRIMER
ALOHA SUNSET SOOTHING PACK
ALOHA TROPICAL EYES (48PCS)
ALOHA TWO TWO KISS #01
ALOHA TWO TWO KISS #02
ALOHA TWO TWO KISS #03
ALOHA TWO TWO KISS #04
ANTI-F HAND CLEAN GEL 230ML
AQUA CURE FACIAL MIST (BAMBOO WATER)
AQUA CURE FACIAL MIST (CHAMOMILE WATER)
AQUA CURE FACIAL MIST (VITAMIN WATER)
AQUA CURE GEL CREAM
AQUA DROP SUN GUARD SPF33 PA++
AQUA SHERBET ALOE SOOTHING GE
AQUA SHERBET GEL CREAM
AQUA SHERBET ICE TONER 150ML
AQUA SHERBET MISTAQUA SHERBET SERUM
BAKING POWDER PORE CLEANSING MILK
BLACK ENGINE STYLE FOR MEN BB CREAM
BLACK ENGINE STYLE FOR MEN CONCEALER
BLACK ENGINE STYLE FOR MEN SIX PACK PATCH SET
BLACK HEAD OFF OIL EXO2 WHITE LOTION
CERAMIC CALLUS STONE PAD
CLEANSING DREAM FRESH CLEANSING WATER
CLEANSING DREAM LIGHT CLEANSING OIL
CLEANSING DREAM MILD CLEANSING MILK
CLEANSING DREAM MOISTURE CLEANSING OIL
CLEANSING DREAM PERFECT CLEANSING CREAM
CLOUD CLEANSING BUBBLE OIL
CLOUD CLEANSING BUBBLE WASH
CODE B EYE EECRET STRONG SILVER PURPLE
CODE B EYE SECRET STRONG BLACK
CODE B EYE SECRET STRONG BROWN
CODE B EYE SECRET STRONG KHAKI
COOLING BODY SUN GUARD SPF30/PA
CR PUFF ط80
CREAMY PEACH CHOU BODY CREAM
CREAMY PEACH CHOU BODY WASH
CUTE & SEXY EYES NO.02
CUTE & SEXY EYES NO.04
CUTE & SEXY EYES NO.05
CUTE & SEXY EYES NO.06
DARLING CREAM (SNAIL HEALING) 50ML
DARLING GLOSS NO.01
DARLINGÂ  MASSAGE CREAM (SNAIL HEALING) 200M
DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.11
DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.12
DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.14
DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.15
DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.18
DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.19
DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.20
DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.20
DEAR DARLING NAIL NO.05
DEAR DARLING NAIL NO.16
DEAR DARLING NAILS BLINGBLING BR003
DEAR DARLING NAILS BLINGBLING BR005
DEAR DARLING NAILS BLINGBLING WH003
DEAR DARLING NAILS BLINGBLING WH004
DEAR DARLING NAILS NO.37
DEAR DARLING NAILS NO.39
DEAR DARLING NAILS NO.40
DEAR DARLING NAILS NO.43 ELEGANT PEARL
DEAR DARLING TINT GLOSS COUPLE #1
DEAR DARLING TINT GLOSS COUPLE #2
DEAR DARLING TINT GLOSS COUPLE #3
DEAR DARLING ULTRA SHINE LIPS NO.11
DEAR DARLING ULTRA SHINE LIPS NO.12
DEAR DARLING ULTRA SHINE LIPS NO.13
DEAR DARLING ULTRA SHINE LIPS NO.14
DR. MASCARA FIXER FOR NATURAL LASHORGEL LIGHT 04
DREAM ON BASE SLIM&COVER NO.02 (PUPLE)
ENGINE PROGRAM BLUE ENGINE-FACIAL FLUID
ENGINE PROGRAM SYTLE ENGINE-EXTREME BLING WAX
ESPOIR VIOLET
ET. CODE B COLOR FORCE GLOSS NO.1 (RD)
ET. CODE B COLOR FORCE GLOSS NO.2 (PK)
ET. CODE B COLOR FORCE GLOSS NO.3 (OR)
ET. CODE B COLOR FORCE GLOSS NO.4 (BE)
ET. CODE B COLOR FORCE GLOSS NO.5 (WN)
ET. MOISTFULL COLLAGEN ESSENCE-IN BASE NO.2
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC 3 EYES NO.1
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC 3 EYES NO.2
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC 3 EYES NO.3
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC GRADATION EYES1
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC GRADATION EYES2
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE #8
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE GLOSS #1
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE GLOSS #2
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE GLOSS #4
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE GLOSS #5
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE GLOSS #7
ET.LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE GLOSS #8
ETUDE JEWEL BOX
EYE GLOW PENCIL 03
EYE SECRET 001
EYE SECRET 201
EYE SECRET 302
EYE SECRET 502
EYE SECRET 701
EYE SECRET 702
EYE SECRET 703
EYE SECRET 704
EYE SECRET 801
EYE SECRET 901
EYELASH NO.10 (PARTY LOOKL)
EYELASH NO.11 (UNDER LASH)
FASHION TATTOO #01
FASHION TATTOO #02
FINGER FOOD HAND LOTION (LEMON SUGAR)
FINGER FOOD HAND LOTION (MAY ROSE TEA)
FINGER FOOD HAND LOTION (STEAM MILK)
FINGER FOOD HAND LOTION (STRAWBERRY LOLLY POP)
FIRST SNOW ICE COTTON TONER
GEL MASK COLLAGEN (WRINKLE CARE)
GEL MASK VITAMIN C (WHITENING)
GOLDEN RATIO CONTOUR MAKER #1 GOLD
GOLDEN RATIO CONTOUR MAKER #2 PINK
GOLDEN RATIO DESIGNING CONTEMARBLE MARBLE #1
GOLDENRATIOTEARDROPPOWDER #1
GOLDENRATIOTEARDROPPOWDER #2BROWN2G
GOLDENRATIOTEARDROPPOWDER #3KHAKI2G
GOLDGOLDENRATIOTEARDROPPOWDER #4GRAY2G
GRADATION CHEEK #01
GRADATION CHEEK #02
GRADATION CHEEK #03
GRADATION CHEEK #04
HAND BOUQUET RICH BUTTER  RICH HEEL CREAM
HENNA FIX PROOF 10 MASCARA #01HENNA BLACK
HENNA FIX PROOF 10 MASCARA #02 HENNA BROWN
HYDRO WRAPPING MASK NOURISHING
INDISALON CLEAR CUTICLE SOFTNER
INDISALON NUTRITION NAIL SPA
JUICY POP TUBE #01JUICY POP TUBE #02
JUICY POP TUBE #03JUICY POP TUBE #04
JUICY POP TUBE #05
LAQUA SHERBET ALOE AMPULE
LASH DESIGNING VITCARA (CLEAN & CURLING)
LASH DESIGNING VITCARA (SEXY VOLUME)
LIP PERFUME NO.2 (GRAPEFRUIT)
LOOK AT MY LIPS #01
LOVELY COOKIE BLUSHER NO.01
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC GRADATION EYES  #7 MISS TANGERINE
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC GRADATIONEYES #5
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC NAILS GLITTERING #01 BA
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC NAILS GLITTERING #04 BL
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC NAILS SPANGLE #02 RUBYP
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC NAILS SPANGLE #07
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC NAILS SPARKLING #04 IND
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE #11
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE GLOSS #03
LUCIDARLING FANTASTIC ROUGE GLOSS #9
LUCIDARLING OVER THE RAIN BLUSHER #01
MESS SHOWER BALL AD
MICRO FIBER PUFF  ط75
MICRO FIBER PUFF  ط75(WITH CASE)
MICRO FIBER PUFF  ط85
MILD MILK SUN GUARD SPF47 PA+++
MILK STRAWBERRY
MINI ANTI-GERM HAND LOTION(CITRUS)
MINI ANTI-GERM HAND LOTION(WALNUT)
MINI FRENCH NO.5
MINI FRENCH NO.6
MINI FRENCH NO.7
MINIMEMS. LONELY PERFUMED MIST (BODY&HAIR)
MISS TANGERINE BRIGHTENING COTTON PRIMER
MISS TANGERINE CHEEK BALL
MISS TANGERINE CREAM CHOUX BLUSHER  #4MISS GRAPE
MISS TANGERINE CREAM CHOUX BLUSHERÂ  #2 MISS PEACH
MISS TANGERINE SWEET SHOWER LIPS #4Â  MISS TANGERINE TANGERINE
MISS TANGERINE SWEET SHOWER LIPS#3 MISS SUNNY TANGERINE
MISS TANGERINE VEILING POWDER  #2 MISS PEACH
MISS TANGERINE VEILING POWDER #1 MISS TANGERINE
MISSING U SLEEPING PACKMISSING U WASH OFF PACK
MODEL FACE COLOR NO.3
MODEL FACE COLOR NO.6
MOISTFULLCOLLAGENMASKSHEET(5PCS)
MOONCRYSTALPOWER GLOSS#1AQUAPINKSOUL5
MOONCRYSTALPOWER GLOSS#3CORALPRISMPOW
MOONCRYSTALPOWER GLOSS#4PURPLYHOLYBEA
MOONCRYSTALPOWER GLOSS#5ANDROPINKYWAY
MY WISH CHEEK #1
NAIL DECORATION STONE NO.11
NAIL DECORATION STONE NO.12
NAIL DECORATION STONE NO.5
NAIL DECORATION STONE NO.6
NAIL DECORATION STONE NO.9
NAIL STICKER AD NO.12
NAIL STICKER AD NO.14
NAIL STICKER AD NO.19
NATURAL COVERING SUN GUARD SPF42 PA++
NYMPH AURA JELLY TINT BLUSHER #1 PINK
NYMPH AURA JELLY TINT BLUSHER #2 RED
O2 WHITE ESSENCE
ORGEL LIGHT 01
ORGEL LIGHT 02
ORGEL LIGHT 06
ORGEL LIGHT 07
ORGEL LIGHT 08
ORGEL LIGHT 09
ORGEL LIGHT 10
ORGEL LIGHT BLUSHER 03
ORGEL LIGHT EYES 01
ORGEL LIGHT EYES 02
ORGEL LIGHT EYES 03
ORGEL LIGHT EYES 04
ORGEL LIGHT EYES 05
ORGEL LIGHT EYES 06
ORGEL LIGHT EYES 07
PEACH SKIN PACT
PEACH WATER GLOSS NO.01
PEACH WATER GLOSS NO.02
PEACH WATER GLOSS NO.03
PEACH WATER GLOSS NO.04
PEACH WATER GLOSS NO.05
PERFECT PROOF SUN GUARD 110ML
PERFECT PROOF SUN GUARD SPF50+ PA+++
PERFECT PROOF SUN GUARD SPF50+ PA+++
PETIT BIJOU BABY BUBBLE DEODORANT SPRAY
PETIT BIJOU SUNNY CITRUS # DEODORANT
PETIT BIJOU SUNNY CITRUS COOLING
PETIT BIJOU SUNNY CITRUS MOISTURE BODY MILK 3
PETIT BIJOU SUNNY CITRUS SOFT BODY WASH 300 M
PETIT DARLING EYES BL504
PETIT DARLING EYES PK003
PETIT DARLING EYES PK004
PETIT DARLING EYES PK005
PETIT DARLING EYES PK007
PETIT DARLING EYES PP902
PETIT DARLING EYES PP904
PETIT DARLING EYES WH701
PETIT DARLING EYES WH702
PETIT DARLING EYES WH705
PETIT DARLING EYES_MATTE #6
PETIT DARLING EYES_MATTE #7 MORNING LILAC
PETIT DARLING EYES_MATTE #8 BLUE BONG BONG
PETIT DARLING LIPS BR301
PETIT DARLING LIPS OR201
PETIT DARLING LIPS OR202
PETIT DARLING LIPS PK002
PETIT DARLING LIPS PK003
PETIT DARLING LIPS PK006
PETIT DARLING LIPS PP901
PETIT DARLING LIPS PP902
PETIT DARLING LIPS PP903
PETIT DARLING NAILS HD BEAM BR304
PETIT DARLING NAILS HD BEAM BR306
PETIT DARLING NAILS HD BEAM OR204
PETIT DARLING NAILS HD BEAM OR205
PETIT DARLING NAILS HD BEAM WH702
PETIT DARLING NAILS HIGH BEAM BR301
PETIT DARLING NAILS HIGH BEAM BR302
PETIT DARLING NAILS HIGH BEAM GR602
PETTIDARLINGNAILS HD BEAM GR607
PRINCESS JEWELRY FINISH PACT5G
PROOF 10 MASCARA NO.1 SMOKY PROOF BLACK
PROOF 10 MASCARA NO.3  PROOF BLACK
PUDDING DIASHADOW #01
PUDDING DIASHADOW #02
PUDDING DIASHADOW #03
PUDDING DIASHADOW #04
PUDDING DIASHADOW #05
PURE JOY CREAM50ML
PURE JOY LOTION160ML
PURE JOY TONER200ML
QUICK DRYEYE SECRET 301
RUB ME TENDER SPEEDY FOGPEELING
SECRET TIME ESSENTIAL LOTION
SECRET TIME PERFECT REPAIR
SECRET TIME RECHARGE CREAM
SECRET TIME TOTAL EYE BALM
SHINE UP STICK NO.02
SHINE UP STICK NO.04
SHINE UP STICK NO.05
SHINE UP STICK NO.11
SWEET APPLEADE BODY WASH
SWEET EYE CUPCAKE #02
SWEET HEART CAPSULES ARGAN OIL & RETINOL
SWEET HEART CAPSULES CAVIAR
SWEET HEART CAPSULES CERAMIDE
SWEETHEART CREAMY BODY WASH
THREE PROOF LASH MASCARA
TINT GLOSS NO.01
TINT GLOSS NO.02
TINT GLOSS NO.04
TOP 10 DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.22 (BLING BLING GOLD)
TOP10 DEAR DARLING GLOSS NO.21
TOTAL AGE REPAIR FACIAL SHAPING PACK
TOTAL AGE REPAIR PEELING MASSAGE CREAM
VIP GIRL DEAR DARLING LIPS OR205 I SAY PEACH
VIP GIRL EYE SECRET MINT CHOCO LP
VIP GIRL EYE SECRET NUDE BLACK LP
VIP GIRL EYE SECRET PINK NAVY LP
VIP GIRL EYE SECRET YELLOW PURPLE LP
Yes, I took the time to alphabetize the product list. The one in the EH Facebook page is all jumbled. Provided that this can be easily done in Excel or Word, but still. LOL.

If you have visited Etude House boutiques last month, you may notice that most items are also the ones included in their Mid-Year sale. Although, they did bring out new stocks (I didn't realize that they still had a lot of the Dear Darling Ultrashine Lips in Strawberry Milk until today.O_O). Then again, the Mid-Year sale products only had up to 30% off from the products, for the Super Sale it's 50% off.

Might as well grab the opportunity to buy the items you want for a bigger chunk of discount.

Please do note that not all products may be available in the Etude House boutique near you. I think 40% of the items above are not available in the SM North EDSA branch. I was there today as proof.

The sale products are located in a separate special display, so you'd automatically know which are the sale items. Although, I think there are products in the list that are not found on the special display but you'll not know if it is on sale or not since there's no special tag. Ugh.

Well it's best to ask anyway.:)

Or you can print out the products included in the sale and have them check whatever they have. LOL.

My loot from Etude House. The only sale items I got are the Aqua Cure Emulsion for P383.60 and the Dear Darling Ultrashine Lips in #12 Peach Milk. The Sun BB Powder and the Flamingo Eyebrow Shaver are regular priced items and the 2 sachets of Silk Scarf Shampoos are GWP.
Etude House Philippines has yet to reveal what their GWPs for this month are, but they did give me two sachets of Silk Scarf Shampoo. I'm assuming that this is their GWP for every P500 purchase, since I spent a P1,000 I got 2. But again, I am just assuming, Hopefully they will release their new GWP line up soon. I also hope they're new because July and August had the same set of GWPs.T_T

Details for Tony Moly Sale are as follows:

Duration - From September 1, 2012 until October 31, 2012 (or until supplies last)
Participating Store(s) - SM North EDSA
Products included in the sale - Please see below poster


I think you can click this to enlarge it?
What I like about the Tony Moly sale is that the sale products are labeled. The original price is shown and then the markdown price. They are also all located in the front part of the store, on both sides of the display racks.

Most of the items I want break the P500 limit and ugh, it's just not part of the itinerary of they day. Since they'll be on sale till October 31st, I hope I can go back. I really want to buy a serum for my night regimen.

Tony Moly loot! Egg Pore Nose Strips and Tea Tree Seed Foam Cleanser are regular priced items at P198 and P178 respectively. The facial masks are at 50% off for P49 each (regular price is P98 per mask). The Brocolli Sprout Cleansing Cream together with the "signed" poster of Song Joong Ki are their GWP.
Oh yes, if you're interested to know below is Tony Moly's GWPs for the month of September

Sorry, I honestly don't know who Song Joong Ki is.OTL

Until September 15, 2012; you may also get the 150ml UV Sunset BB Cleansing Foam (yes folks, in it full sized goodness) when you buy any of their participating UV Sunset Products.

You may also avail their Floria Whitening Capsule Essence and get a 150ml (yes, full sized goodness as well!) Intense Care Live Snail Foam Cleanser!

In all fairness, Tony Moly is generous with freebies!

Again, note that the last two promos are only until September 15, 2012 (or until supplies last!)

Best to grab the opportunity as soon as you can!

And since we're (or I am) talking about freebies, here's another Korean cosmetics company giving out freebies!

Laneige Philippines is currently giving away samples of their Snow BB Soothing Cushion!



All you have to do is Like their Facebook page and click on the WOW ! Experience application to get your own coupon.

Promo runs from September 1, 2012 until September 20, 2012 or until supplies last.

You may get your sample in the following Laneige stores:
  • Shangri-La Plaza
  • TriNoma
  • Mall of Asia
  • Robinsons Manila
  • Robinsons Galleria
  • Robinsons Magnolia
The best thing about this is that you can get this freebie without any purchase.


My free Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion from the TriNoma store.:)
I know that Laneige items are not pocket friendly/student budget friendly, but this is such an awesome way for Laneige to let people get to try their products. Obviously, if people end up liking it, they would end up buying the full sized one regardless of price. I know I would!

Credits: All information were taken from Tony Moly, Etude House, and Laneige's Facebook pages, as well as their promo posters. The rest are mine.


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sharing My Thoughts: Mizon Watermax Moisture BB Cream


Finally!

I would like to share my thoughts regarding Mizon's Watermax Moisture BB Cream.


Product Description:


"Mysteriously natural" skin. This product uses silicon and oil-painting like abilities to rest on your skin like snow, lessening irritation and covering any imperfections in a natural way. It also fits well on the skin so even with a light tap, the cream will quickly dissolve onto the skin and create that "mysteriously natural" look. 

I'm thinking this is regarding the application. The texture of Mizon's Watermax BB cream is thick. Like really thick that I was also surprised because I was used to more runnier BB cream. Fret not, it's not (that hard) to blend. It's actually very lighten when it gets in contact with the skin. I do suggest you use a moisturizer (or a primer) prior though, for a more easier application. Again, it's not hard to blend on the face. A cool thing about it is that when you apply it, it release these water droplets like magic. LOL.

Re-applying makes a more clean and transparent skin! It is so easy for skin to look dark and dull in an unhealthy environment. Unfortunately, using powder alone cannot solve this darkening problem. With this product, if you re-apply this BB cream, it will maintain that same clean look you first put on. It will be a natural-looking base make-up that prevents any un-natural rising of the make-up and can be used for a long period of time. 

I have not reapplied this product ever. After I put it on my face in the morning, that's it for me. I don't like lugging around a lot of products anyway. When they say "can be used for a long period of time", they honestly mean it. I only use this one on the face and it works like magic for more than 12 hours! Although, I suppose it would be better to reapply this BB cream within the day since the coverage seem to disappear within 6 hours I suppose. Coverage aside, this BB cream had kept my face matte/semi-dewi for more than 12 hours! I didn't have to use face powder, nor oil blotter. That it how much it keeps my face oil at bay!

Le face. After 14 hours or so of stress from work, pollution, and  Mordor-Orcs of the MRT.
Waterproof Function- strong shield. After you have applied the BB cream, it carries the function of being waterproof so it does not wash away and acts as a strong shield even in water. If in contact with water, it will never turn pasty but just act as a shield. Even if light snow or rain comes in contact with your skin, you do not have to worry because the BB cream is constant and unchanging. 

I commute from work to get home and honestly, the MRT in the Philippines is a hell hole. The platforms are sooo hot (and not in a good way!) And seems air is not something the MRT platforms provide, I sweat a lot. Obviously I have to use my handkerchief a lot to wipe off my bodily fluids (on my face) and I feel like I am also wiping off the BB cream. Amazingly, when I get home and remove it, I can still see traces of the cream in my cotton pad (I use Etude House's Lip and Eye makeup remover).Since this is what happens, I suppose it is safe to say that it is (sorta) waterproof.


Clear and lively skin tone. This BB cream won’t be too bright or too dark but just right on your skin. The cream will not rise upon the surface of your skin but rest naturally on your face and blend with your specific skin tone, creating that clean and lively skin image.

Well, it does give me that natural look AFTER it settles on my skin. It can appear to light on my skin tone (I'm a natural beige #2 for Etude House / #23 for Missha) when I first apply it but it does settle after a while. Still lighter than my face's skin tone but not too light from my neck. I'm weird because my face is darker than my arms' skin tone (yeah yeah. I didn't bother to use sunblock before). It looks darker than my hand but it's lighter on my face and it settles after a few hours (like Etude House's BB Magic cream).

Sooooooooo.. This is one of my impulsive buys (not price-wise). I have never heard of the brand Mizon before and obviously it's not available in the Philippines.This video is actually the only review I can find via Google regarding this product.

According to her this BB cream has kept her face almost oil free for more than 14 hours. She didn't bother to do any touch ups and her face still looked nice after a very long day.

Armed with that one revie, I had to trust my gut when I bought this from Charmaine. This was one of the items from her August box that wasn't really being given much attention by her customers. Or so I thought.

I have been testing this product for almost a month and I am absolutely in love with it. I thought no one was paying attention to it on Charm's store, so I was complacent that I could still buy another tube from her this month. But alas, when I was about the buy another tube, it was no longer part of her listing.

I have informed her of my intent to get another tube from her and she did promise to get this BB cream once it's available. Yes people, this is also sold out on Mizon's Gmarket page. OMG!

I'm not sure how long I (we) have to wait until they produce this again but I hope they do so soon.

What I love about this:
  • Oil control. I honestly do not feel the need to touch up with powder nor use an oil blotter. I have never been this oil free before this product!
  • Easy to blend. I use my fingers and a sponge afterwards for even application.
  • Price. Well again, from Kkochipida. She sold this for less than P400 (not including shipping fee). I'm not sure how much is the regular price.
  • Natural looking after it settles.
  • Again, oil control!!!!
What's Not:
  • Not available locally.
  • Currently not available in Korea either (I believe).
  • Coverage could be better.

That's it. Honestly, this is my current favorite product. I could settle with the less than stellar coverage but the oil control is so much win!

I recommend this to girls with oil control problems who do not mind they longevity of blemish coverage.

I would honestly buy this over and over again even if I want to get another BB cream. This would always be a staple product for me from now on.

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