Saturday, September 7, 2013

It's Skin Lady-holic Lipstick

Below is the only information I got for this via this seller:

After the Lady-holic BB cream thing, I kinda steered away from the Lady-holic line since it was kind of a let down.

But the price tag for this lipstick from Han Ryu was so very tempting and I really couldn't resist.

I decided to get two colors from whatever she had on stock. My choices were #2 and #5 which are Cherry Rose and Enamel Pink respectively.

As you can see, the packaging is adorable (and this is one of the reasons why Han Ryu decided to get these for her shop, aside from the price).

You have this ribbon in the end wherein you pull the lipstick from the cap. You may use as is or insert the tube in the cap again to make it grip longer as shown below:

Again I got 2 colors, #2 Cherry Rose and #5 Enamel Pink.

Cherry Rose is a subtle red color which makes you feel like it's your natural lip color only better. Hahaha.

Aside from the swatch I have not tried this yet so I'm not sure how long it lasts.

As for #5 Enamel Pink I was thinking that it was on the reddish pink side; however, it's actually purplish in real life.

Applicationwise, this lipstick glides on smoothly and one swipe was all it took to show color (for me anyways). It settles on the lines, though so moisturize (and scrub) first.

Like the typical lipstick, this one last for about 2-3 hours and then you have reapply. I don't think it's a super bad thing. Lipsticks are usually like that anyways.

Verdict: 3.5/5. You may try it if you wish, it's worth a shot. Price tag is win.

I got my tubes of It's Skin Ladyholic lipstick from Han Ryu for only P185 each (around $3-4).

As of 09/07/13, she currently has stocks of some colors. Check out her Facebook page and inquire about what she has.

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Social life? What is that?

Lack of posts/updates. So what's new about that?

EXO has been taking a whole lot of time suckage for me. So I'm mostly on Tumblr for now.

However, I have new items that I have ordered and they have been with me for a few weeks now.

I haven't been doing much usage of my make up stuff as we recently suffered with bad weather and when weather does not cooperate you don't give much effort to look nicer since the rain/wind will make you look like a lunatic anyway.

Here's to hoping that I find the groove again. Ciao!

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Sunday, May 26, 2013


With my usual hiatus and MIA state, I'm kinda happy that I don't get paid to blog. A little cash would be nice, but deadlines not so much.

Like the usual suspect, work been an absolute life and energy vacuum. I would also like to add the fact that our internet connection these last few months was almost always non-existent.

I am still busy with my online shop with my friend P. A bit disappointed that we're having a hard time finding clients though. So that's a bit sad.

We've currently ventured on promoting via Instagram as well, but again, due to the sucky internet, I don't get the chance to see and promote on IG. I am hoping to change that soon, though!

Anyway, while it's almost time EXO's comeback, I have also found the chance to return to Tumblr and see what's happening there.

After going thru Tumblr I honestly realized that I missed editing photos.

I finally own an SLR; however, I still do not assume to be photographer. That's a definite no-no.

The only reason why I bought one was for the focus of the subjects I take pictures of.

Editing has always been what I wanted to do, not to actually take the pictures.

Yeah, I'm weird like that.

And again, since I did miss tweaking with my Photoshop, I edited some new stuff for the shop for my personal satisfaction.

I hope you enjoy them and if you're in the Philippines, maybe I can invite you to come take a look at what we have? Maybe we can provide you with your own one-of-a-kind piece of individuality.

For anyone who is interested, our shop can be found HERE.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Read: Afterlife (A Discovery of Vampires #1)

Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 207 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZZM9E6

When Fleur and Louisa are orphaned and forced to stay with their horrible aunt Petiniua their lives are turned upside down. Aunt Petiniua a witch of a woman sends the sisters off to Miss Madisons Academy for girls where they endure physical pain and violence . However Louisa escapes with a dashing magician who happens to be a vampire and leaves Fleur to look after herself . Fleur vowing revenge on Jacques St Cloud leaves Miss Madisons house of horrors and finds herself faced in the midst of a dangerous romance with a dashingly handsome young vampire Daniel. 

I can't remember where I found this book; however, I'm sure it's the cover that drew me in.

The guy looks like a cross between Daniel Radcliffe and Chace Crawford. Sold!

I liked the beginning of the story. The narrator sounded awesome and pretty much reminded me A Series of Unfortunate Events (narration-wise).

I was holding on to my seat and felt butterflies in my tummy when I was reading about Louisa and Jacques and then they disappear.. together with my grasp of understanding the story.

It went downhill after they were thrown out of the school.

I couldn't even feel the connection between Fleur and Daniel. I felt like it was rush.


Unfortunately, I think  I got the supposed unedited online copy which has a number of typos and whatnots. 

I am hoping to read the next book though just to see what happened to Louisa and Jacques.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Thrifting: Simply By Carlice

Hello, hello lovies!

As always I am way behind my posting due to real life (like always). Boo!

Anyway, I would just like to share with you something else that has been taking over my blog time.

Recently, my friend Paw and I have reopened our online shop.

Reopened because of the flop that is Multiply Philippines. Honestly! You can't access anything there.

I feel really bad for thr shop owners who have paid for their accounts especially if their shop is only located in Multiply. Pfft.

So back to the shop.. Here it is!

We're selling new and thrifted clothes. We try find one of a kind items that you won't see elsewhere.

Here are a few things we're selling from our first album:

Knitted Dress: P330

Authentic Zara Dress: P320

Brand New Denim Shorts: P230

Brand New Mini Skirt: P230
Our shop can be found here:

By the way, we have an ongoing promo and there's only one slot left:

If you're a resident of the Philippines, we hope that you can visit our shop and hopefully become our future clients.

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Face Mask of the Day: Nature Republic's Given By Nature Rose Hip Mask Sheet

Aigooo... As always, my apologies for the lack of update. I am currently nursing my health.

Anyhoo, I haven't bought anything new recently as my money goes to my meds instead. However, as I have been a horder, I still have a lot of stuff I have not tried yet and this mask sheet is one of them.

I am currently using it while I'm typing this. LOL.
This mask sheet is sold at Nature Republic boutiques for P65 ($1+).

Per the packet, this is a mask sheet with the active ingredient of rose hip to make your skin firm and smooth.

I was surprised with the mask sheet itself. It felt a bit stiff but it's nearly transparent. I was thinking that this would make it sturdy.

But nooooo...

Can you see the tears? That's what happened when I tried to move it to fit my face.>.< A bit disappointing really.

It smells just like roses but not really empowering. Which is good for me since I am not much of a fan of the smell of roses.

Below is the ingredients list and directions for use if you're interested to know.

And this is how it looks like on me

The formula includes alcohol but I honestly did not feel any stinging. It's surprisingly gentle.

And any part of the mask sheet that actually got in contact with my skin feels dry now meaning it got absorbed already. Woohoo! Even EH mask sheet didn't get dry this fast on me.

This is how the mask sheet looks like after I used it. Lots of tears. Hahahaha.

I hope that it doesn't sound contradictory since I said it did get absorbed by my skin fast but after I removed the mask sheet, my face felt sticky-ish? Hahaha.

I feel like I've applied cream already.

Overall, I like that it was soothing and no redness happened.

I didn't like that the sheet teared easily and heavy after feeling.

Smooth face? Check. Firm skin? Uhmmm.. i need to use this a lot more to say something about skin firming.

It's worth a try.^^

PS the sticky feeling is slowly diminishing.:)8

Monday, March 11, 2013

Haul: Nature Republic

I've been meaning to buy a body lotion for a while now and the one I wanted was from Nature Republic.

Unfortunately, Etude House blinds me from buying elsewhere, so when I remember to drop by NR my budget is already spent at EH. Pfft.

So since Etude House Philippines has yet to release their new Pink card, I decided to visit Nature Republic at The Block.

What is awesome with Nature Republic is that you have their membership card, you will receive a 10% discount on your purchase.

They also have very nice GWPs which are mostly products.

Last time I received an ample sized facial cleanser.

And as much as I love the courtesy GWPs from Etude House, I would like to receive more product freebies to I'd get to know if they suit me or not.

This doesn't stop me from splurging at EH though.

Today I managed to take home the following:

• Breeze In Body Lotion in Asian Garden - P265
• Pretty Tree Autoliner in #1 and #2 - P145 each
• Given By Flower Mask Sheets x3 - P55 each
• Given By Nature Mask Sheet x2 - P55
• Style Shot Matt Wax (for my brother) - P295

For any purchase you will receive 1 sample of Moist Steam Cream. Again, per the SA that's any purchase.

For a minimum of P1,000 spent you will get a packet that includes a Mask Sheet, Emulsion, and the Moist Steam Cream.

For the sample packet, you have the option to choose from 3 packets. The one I got has a Snail Therapy Mask Sheet and The First Emulsion which is meant for whitening.

Another packet has a Mask Sheet with Jang Geun Suk and The First Emulsion, while the other packet has an Aqua Mask Sheet and an Aqua Emulsion.

And until March 31, 2013, for every P2,000 purchase you will get a Flower View Gel Liner.^^

Oohhh and for the Wednesdays of March, you can get a 10% discount on skincare, face, lips, and eye makeup. Beauty Essence card holders will get additional discounts. (Aahhhh! Why did I see this just now????) Purchase a minimum of P1,000 and you get a Panda Zero Waterproof Eyebrow liner.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sharing My Thoughts: It's Skin Lady-Holic BB Cream

Last November, I had the chance to try one of It's Skin's BB creams from the Lady-holic line.
As usual, it was an impusilve buy. I'm quite lazy to delve more deeper in Google. If I don't see a review on the first few pages then no one has bothered to review this product.
Product Description (taken from koreandepart. Forgive the Engrish):
* Easily stick to skin and displays it lively
* SPF20, PA++
Let's see if it lives up to its description:
The Its Skin Lady-holic BB cream comes in a 30ml inverted (nozzle at the lower part) squeeze type tube, small enough to fit your every day make-up pouch. I got this for less than P300/$6 (not sure if it's P275 or P295) from Kkochipida.
It has 2 shades; #1 Nude Beige and #2 Pink Beige.
Shade #1 is more yellowish while shade #2 is more pinkish. That is what you see in the picture from Its Skin.
In my opinion, I suppose it is pink but has more of a graycast.
Since it is in an inverted tube (no pump!) it gets quite messy.
The BB cream itself is more on the runny side than creamy. Albeit, runny would be Mizon's Snail Repair BB cream. Since it is runny, it's pretty easy to apply. Dot, dot, dab, dab, spread. Viola! You're set to go.
It has SPF20 and PA++. SPF20 doesn't do much especially living in a tropical country like mine. Again, the higher the SPF to better sun protection (then again, they more reflective the BB cream will be when used with flash. Haha).
It is light. Coverage is pretty much so-so. It doesn't hide much of the dark spots on my face. Layering would probably just end up with the effect of another better BB cream with one layer. Does that make sense?
For example, 2 layers of the Ladyholic BB cream is equivalent to a layer of Mizon's Snail Repair BB cream.
It did even out my overall face color (save for the dark spots) so that's a good thing; however, that's only a short-lived gratuity as it only lasted for a few hours. When I say few, I mean 3 hours tops.
I do not like reapplying products. I'm lazy like that. But wouldn't you rather use something that lasts at least 8 hours?
I've used this a number of times and it never lasts more than 3 hours. (>.<)
Oil control is so-so as well. Well, I don't remember any promises of oil control anyway, so there's no point in ranting about it.
Overall, this product appears to be a tinted moisturizer disguised as a BB cream. Haha. Most likely to be used for a quick trip indoors, in an airconditioned environment. This will be pointless to use outside when the sun is out.
What I do like about this BB cream is the smell. This BB cream smells awesome! It has this powdery scent that I oh so love. Again, I have nothing against scented products.
It also did not break me out. Thank goodness! I already have enough pimple problems.
Oh, I have oily-combination skin. This may give a different effect to those who have dry skin. It may last longer on you.
Easy to apply
Evens out my skin tone
Smells awesome
Did not cause break outs
Price, but you get what you pay for
Has SPF20 PA++ (because atleast you get sun coverage, but not so much)
Lasts for 3 hours tops
Doesn't cover dark spots
You need to layer it just to get the effect of other BB creams like the Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream
No pump! Inverted tube is messy and wastes product
Recommendation: Well, if you're one of the following-
*New to the world of BB cream and would like to test out something light
*You're a teenager (say 13-17 years old) because your faces are still "fresh"
*If you have dry skin, I believe this will cling to your skin type and will last longer than it did mine
Will I repurchase?: Obviously not. Although, please don't let me stop you from getting this. Do read the recommendation above. It may have not worked for me, but it may work for you.^^
My sincere apologies for the position of the pictures. I'm blogging via Blogger's Android app and this is the best I can do. Blogger doesn't load when I use it via my phone's browser. I'll try my best to remedy this when I find time at home.:)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Haul: 130221 Etude House

I suppose readers would realize how much I love Etude House. Most of my hauls are from this brand.

I think I'm blaming the pinkness of it all as to why I cannot seem to step away from it. Hahaha.

Supposedly I just really wanted to buy my brother and I a tube each of the Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam (which I raved about here!) because we both loved it so much.

I happen to read on EH Philippines' Facebook page that they have a new boutique at SM North EDSA. I visited the original boutique first but the SAs there were unfamiliar to me so I went to the second boutique. The SAs that I know and know me are there. Hooray!

Apparently, boutique #2 is for promotional use only and around 3-6 they'll probably leave the space for another store to use.

Why am I telling you this?

Well, the 2nd boutique has the on sale items on display.

The reason why I got more than I actually planned is because of the sale items.

Obviously, you can sense how much of a sucker I am for EH.

The only regular priced item(s) in my haul are the tubes of Baking Powder foam which is P328 each.

Everything else is on sale.\(♥.★)>

The SAs also made me use my Pink card points becausey card is about to expire and they will be releasing a new card come March.

Below are the items I managed to get using my Pink card points

Prices for the sale items are as follows:

AC Clinic Mask Sheet box (5 pieces) - P299
Nymph Aura Jelly Tint #1 and #2 - P164 each
Princess Finger Food Lemon Sugar - P99
Peach Water Gloss #1 - P149
Petit Darling High Beam Polish BR302 - P49
Shine Up Stick #4 and #5 - P89 each

They still have items on sale. You might want to drop by and check them out.^^

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Peripera and Clio now available in the Philippines!

I've tweeted about seeing the Peripera and Clio display racks in Watsons SM Makati last December, but only til today did I get the chance to take pictures like an undercover agent.

Do they allow people to take pictures of products in Watsons? I honestly don't know.

Most places/shops I go into do not allow taking pictures.O_o

Anways, this is just FYI if you guys here in the PI are interested to know. LOL.

I have not tried any items from Peripera yet; but basing on prices of items I chance to see in online shops, safe to say that the Peripera items are close to Korean retail price. I recommend getting Peri's Tint and I Love BB Cream.

As for Clio, I am unsure about the price comparison. I think the average is P500+ depending on the item. They have a mascara/eyeliner set for less than P700 though.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sharing My Thoughts: Etude House Vitamin A Essence Mask Sheet

I have an addiction with buying mask sheets. I currently have more than a handful in stock right now.

Since it's the first one I grabbed, I decided to use the Etude House Vitamin A Essence mask sheet.

I almost always place my mask sheets inside the freezer for a few minutes to make me feel more refreshed, as well as to keep the essence from running on my face.

This mask sheet is supposed to be used to tighten the skin.

Product Description, Directions of Use, and Ingredient List

I have always loved the fit of EH mask sheets, and this one does not disappoint. It fits my face perfectly.

The essence got absorb my face easily; howver it does feel a bit sticky.

It stung a bit on the first application but I did not have any other immediate bad reaction. My face was a bit glowing after use.

Now I can't say that I felt a tightening feeling on my sin, but then again, not all products provide immediate results.

I would also like to point out that the essence smells like old lipstick. Like early 90s type of lipstick smell. It was awful.

While it did not break me out, there were no instant results either. And the smell is eeewww..

Will I repurchase?: Hell no! The smell is such a turn off. Etude House has a lot more mask sheets to offer.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sharing my thoughts: Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam


I'd like to be productive today and thought of at least posting something on my blog as I've been neglecting it for quite a while now.

I had a realization that my skin needs more oomph when it comes to cleansing at night. While whatever cleanser I use works, I need a more heavy duty cleanser to make me believe that my face is, well... clean.>.<

As of this post, my current facial cleanser/foam is Tony Moly Dear Me Facial Foam Cleanser. While it does its job, I feel like there's still a lot of dirt left on my face when I use it at night.

My cotton pad with Etude House's Wonder Pore Freshner can attest to that. Haha.

So when I went for an overnight vacation at the beach, I finally took out my Baking Powder cleanser from my Etude House gift set.

I have a 30ml tester of baking powder goodness that is very travel friendly.

The first time I used it I felt really good about it. No breakouts whatsoever.\(☆.♥)>

I really felt like my face is clean and it felt smooth.

My brother liked it so much that he was asking me to give it to him! (Of course I didn't give it to him. It's mine!)

So for this past week, I've been using this and I feel really refreshed all the time like it's making my skin breathe.

It's gentle enough not to cause other skin problems but tough enough to remove make-up even without using a make-up remover.

I will definitely buy the big tube for myself and maybe another one for my bro so he doesn't steal mine.:P

The Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam (as well the BB Deep Cleansing Foam) is available at Etude House Philippines for P398 for a 170ml tube.

• Cleanses a days worth of dirt
• Did not break me out
• Gentle on skin but tough on dirt
• Can remove make-up

Rating: ★★★★

Will I repurchase?: While I did not buy the sample tube I'm using right now, I will definitely buy the big tube.

*UPDATE: 130221*

The Pore cleanser costs P328 while the BB Deep cleanser is P398 at the Etude House boutiques.^^ I got me the big tube of the Pore cleanser.

I have been using this for 2 weeks now and I can honestly say that my face is getting smoother.^^

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Sharing last Christmas' gift idea

LOL. I know Christmas was 2 months ago and I was supposed to this post awhile back but life got in the way as always sooooo... hahahaha.

I rather love giving gifts to girls (since I am one).

Since I've gotten obsessed with Korean cosmetics, I thought about giving my girl friends and cousins goody bags of Korean items?

Well, I have a number of girl friends and giving them a full sized item that probably would not like or end up using would be a waste (and expensive for me!).

I thought about doing a Christmas stocking of sorts and go the miniature way. Haha.

So scoured the world wide web to find a seller of Korean cosmetics and skincare that has a variety of items (and) that are not overpriced. I swear there are a lot of sellers there who sell samples for more than what they really cost.

This is where I stumbled upon GailyGirl on Ebay.

She happens to have an assortment of sample/miniature sized items. Others that I have not found from other sellers.

So yeah, back to the gift ideas.

I bought some sheer pouches from Landmark; however, they are cheaper if you get them from places like Divisoria.

So I filled out the pouches with the sample goodies I got from GailyGirl.

For each pouch I placed one set of Toner and Emulsion (Missha Night Repair, Etude House AC Clinic, and Skinfood Waterberry), or a Missha Cherryblossom foam cleanser, or an Etude House body wash  plus a random satchet of whatever sampler I have of.

I asked my girl friends to just randomly get a pouch that they like.

See? This beats the generic gift way of gifting! Hahahaha.

For my cousins I added a bit more like the Tony Moly Tony Tint and mask sheets.

Not sure if I'll be doing this again next Christmas which is 9 months away! LOL.

I really did have fun doing this. And I hope you do too when you get the chance.^^

GailyGirl has been around for a few years now. Miss Abegail (the owner) is very accomodating and responds to queries fast. She has a variety of items from satchet samples to full sized bottles. Most of her items are Korean and are authentic. She has a few US items as well.

I will definitely buy from her again when I get the chance.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

So much thank you!

I viewed my page awhile ago and saw that my rather uninformative blog has 8000+ hits.

It may not mean much to other people, but it means a lot to me that I happen to catch the interest of those who bothered to drop by my blog.^^

Hopefully when I get 10k, I'll do a giveaway. Haha.

More informative posts before that, though.

And with that, I shall leave you guys with a thank you picture with my handwriting. I got bored and lined up my mini BB creams. Haha.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Missha Giveaway!

Hi ya'll!

Just saw on Facebook that Missha Philippines is currently having a thank you event for their patrons!

Photo taken from the Missha Philippines Facebook page

You must like the Missha Philippine's Facebook page and sign up here to enter the electronic raffle. Five lucky junkies will get the chance to win P1,500 worth of Missha products. Winners will be announced on February 28, 2013.

Note: Prizes can only be redeemed at the Missha Boutique's at SM North EDSA and SM Pasig.

Goodluck sweethearts!♥

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Sharing My Thoughts: Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

*I know there are white lines on my post. I did this post originally on Word then copy-pasted to my email and then copy-pasted it here. It got this way somewhere along the way. I've said too much already to do it again and leave it the way it is. It's not making it unreadable anyway. Merci!

Yay! Finally had the time to add another post to my blog.

I'm pretty sure there's tons of reviews for this product, so I thought "why not another one"? Hahaha.

This blog is my outlet for my obsession for buying skincare items/make-up so I would like to blab about what I actually use instead of things that I end up buying just to make a review out of.

Sharing one's opinion over something that is actually being used tend to be more meaningful than forcing yourself to use something just so you can do a review on it.

But that's just me. I'm all for the reviews of other bloggers out there. They're very informative and entertaining. Anyhoo, back to what I was saying..

Yes. It's called Freshner, not Freshener. Don't ask, I have no idea. Koreans like naming their products in an absurd manner.

Anyway, I've been hearing good reviews about this product and when I saw it at the Etude Boutique, I did buy the big ass bottle (although, it wasn't in my immediate plans that day).
The Wonder Pore Freshner is a toner. I've never really cared much about toners because I didn't know what it really did.
I remember the days that I used the Eskinol toner, as well as the Ponds toner, that were meant to teens. I loathed those. They sting the skin like a b*tch and they really didn't do much for me.
Fast forward to now when I learned the wonders of a skincare regimen (which I try to follow/do as much as I can).
Speaking of regimen, since I'll be blabbing about the toner, below is what I do on a (semi) daily basis:
1. Facial Wash (Facial Scrub atleast once a week)
1.5 Face Mask
2. Toner
3. Emulsion
4. Serum
Today is my toner's day! Haha.
The Wonder Pore Freshner's battle cry is, "I am the wonder woman for your pore!". This is written on the bottle using a very adorable font. Haha.

Let's see if the statement lives up to the expectation.
♥ The Packaging 

The Freshner comes in an acetate -like box and aptly designed. The bottle is aqua blue which is very pleasing to the eyes and quite sturdy.

The 500ml bottle comes with this awesome inverted pump. Be careful, though. You need to secure your cotton pad (you may use a ball, but the pad is preferred), otherwise, the toner will squirt wherever.

I believe the 250ml has a flip cap, although rather disproportionate. I think the 500ml dispenses a more even amount than the 250ml. But that's just me.

 The Ingredient List (taken for Pretty and Cute)
Water, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Alcohol Denat, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26 Betaine, Sea WAter, PEG-60 Hydrogenated CAstor Oil, Dosium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Cycmbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Water, Uncaria Gambir Extract, Nelumba Nucifera Flower Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract, Chamaecyparais Obtusa Water, Pulsatilla Koreana Extractm Dosdium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol
There is alcohol but there are no parabens. I really don't mind the alcohol content. It helps with my oily skin anyways.

 What it claims and what I think about it:

► Maintains ph 4.5 to within 1 ph
The PH level of a normal healthy skin should be 4.5 to 5.5. Anything more causes acne. Continuous use will help reduce pimples/acne.
► Deep cleanses pores
This one is for sure. Using a toner should be a staple to one's skincare regimen. You wouldn't believe the amount of dirt that is not removed with just using a facial wash. In comparison, the Freshner removes more dirt than the other toners I have tried.
► Refines the skin tones
Uhmm.. not really sure. I think the Vitamic C line works better. But it doesn't make my skin tone any less than it already is.
► Keep the elasticity of pores
Ok, so I had the bad case of prepubescent acne and I don't think anything can be done to conceal my large pores but it does minimize it a bit with continuous use. Like getting your skin stretched but not so much.
► Minimize appearance of pores
See above statement
► Control a large amount of the sebum (oil control)
And again with the continuous use. When I used the Freshner everyday, I found my skin less oilier and was it heaven! I have oily combination skin; my t-zone can get very oily but the sides of my face is dry. This has kept the oilies at bay. I swearzz.
► Moisturize inside and outside of skin
Unlike the old fashion toners that kill ones face, this has kept my face smooth after use. As much as I like the squeaky clean feeling, I'd like to bring back moisture to it (oily-combi face, hello?)
Click to enlarge. This is the promises of the Wonderpore Freshner is cute drawings. Haha.

Well, it's pleasant enough, although I really can't describe it. Not really empowering. It disappears immediately.

 Where to get it: Etude House boutiques and kiosks (here in the Philippines), online via Han Ryu or Kkochipida (for pre-order).

 How much: P798 (500ml) and P478 (250ml) at the Etude House PH stores. You can get it online around P100 less than the actual store prices.


Description and instructions on the box. 
What I have left after 5 months and the constant stealing of my brother to transfer to his bottle to use as facial mist.
Still have this much after 5 months. Including my brother's transfer to his bottle.
·         No stings!
·         Helps cleaning up residues that cannot be removed with just facial wash.
·         Balances the skins pH level and keeps face moisturized.
·         Helps with oil control in the long run.
·         Oil control.
·         Have I mentioned oil control? Haha.
Err.. Not much really. I mean, it didn't promise to irradicate my large pores. So the word "minimize" is quite factual.

♥ Recommendations: Get it! The 500ml bottle will last you for months. It can also be used as a facial mist so that’s another plus.☺
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