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Khristine

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General Information

  • Ethnicity: East Asian, South Asian
  • Skin Tone: Olive
  • Skin Type: Oily
  • Hair Thickness: Thick
  • Hair Type: Wavy
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Information:

  • Beauty Interest: Professional: Makeup
  • Age Range: 25-34
  • Location: Philippines
  • Ingredient Preference: Anti-oxidants, Fragrance Free, Natural, Oil-Free, Paraben-Free, Sulfate Free, Organic, Vitamin C, Mineral, Tree Oil, Aloe, Gluten-Free
  • Are you a mommy to be?: Yes

This is my review for the Anessa Perfect UV Spray Sunscreen Aqua Booster which Amabie gave to me to try out.

 

FRAGRANCE:

It has a somewhat mild musky scent which I'm not a fan of. I prefer the scent of the cream version of this (see my review for the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster).

 

TEXTURE:

It has a silky feel to the skin which is a surprise since it's oil type. It's non-sticky which is perfect for spraying all over the body. It has a cooling effect when sprayed.

 

COVERAGE:

Conpared to the cream version, this has zero coverage that's why I only use this for my body. A spray of this feels so thin on the skin though that's why I tend to spray more because I feel one spray is not enough because of its thin coverage.

 

FINISH:

I love the finish of this though. It gives a beautiful sheen which looks good on the collarbone and legs. It doesn't look greasy and instead, looks as if I have a natural glowing skin. 👍

 

RECOMMENDATION:

I recommend this to those who want sun protection without the tint or coverage. This will look good when sprayed on the body and ideal to those who have humod weather.

This product was given to me by Amabie but the review is purely my thoughts on the product:

 

1. Fragrance

This has a minty scent to it which surprised me. I kind of expected it to smell like normal lotion but the minty scent doesn't bother me.

 

2. Texture

It's a runny type of lotion, more on the liquidy side rather than thick one which I like. Since it's runny, I suggest you don't squeeze out too much because it tends to spread quickly.

 

3. Wearability

This is probably the lightest sunscreen I've ever tried! I thought Espoir Water Splash Sun Cream was already super light but this one topples it. It feels as if I didn't apply anything on my skin. I also like that it doesn't leave a whitecast or make you look like you're wearing lotion on your face. Perfect to use under makeup.

 

4. Waterproof

I applied some on the back of my hand and forgot about it. I washed my hands and after, I was disappointed to see that some white round patches formed from where it was wet. Not recommeded for swimming or water activities.

 

Verdict: 4.9 / 5 (would have been 5 if not for the waterproof glitch)

 

Would I recommend it? Yes, for casual and normal activities and especially to those who wear makeup. No-no for water activities since it tends to form white patches on the skin.

First off, this product was given to me by Amabie Beauty to review but I'm assuring that my review of this will be totally honest. Okay, let's get on with my thoughts:

 

1. SCENT

This has a strong citrusy scent. What I like about it is that even if the scent is strong, it's not overpowering. It doesn't hurt the nose unlike other high end perfumes. 

 

2. LONGEVITY

I sprayed it at exactly 10:40 am. My husband who's sitting at a close proximity immediately smelled it. I checked again by 3pm and the scent is still strong. I took a bath around 3:10pm and scrubbed my body. By 5pm, I smelled my hand where I sprayed the perfume and there's still a trace of scent there even if I already scrubbed that part with soap.

 

3. WEARABILITY

Unlike other strong perfumes, it isn't itchy on my skin when applied. That's the problem I have with perfumes, the feeling that you're wearing oil on your skin. This one doesn't have that feeling. For something that has a strong scent, it definitely feels light on the skin.

 

4. PACKAGING

It's inside a yellow box that reminds of a honey jar due to the color scheme. As for the bottle, it's the cutest perfume bottle I've ever own. It's small which means it's easy to carry around anywhere and the bottle is shaped like a bee which adds to the whole cutesy appeal.

 

VERDICT: 4.5 / 5

 

Would I recommend it? Yes for those who prefer citrus scents but doesn't want their fragrance to be too strong. Perfect for casual wear.

I was given the 3CE Nursing Cream to try and here's what I thought of the product:

 

PACKAGING: It's inside a black carton box with a square whole in the middle so that it's easy to take out the product. Product is inside a square bottle with a white cap that act as lid to protect the product. Comes with a black plastic spatula for easier and cleaner application.

TEXTURE: Waxy and balm type. Same texture as Hanyul Ja Woon Dan Moisturizing Cure Balm. Quite sticky especially when you first apply it by fades into a wearable texture as the hours pass.

WEARABILITY: As it's made for very dry skin, it's very rich and oily when applied. I only use it at night when temperature's cool and won't let me sweat. If you have oily skin, don't use this during daytime. You will definitely feel you have something on. One of my problems with this product is that my hair tends to stick to it due to its rich texture that it cause me to break out a little. I suugest you use it sparingly.

SCENT: It smells like wax but not that strong so it's tolerable. Although I was hoping it'll be more pleasant-smelling like other moisturizing creams but I guess since it's wax, it's expected.

RESULT: I was a abit disappointed that it didn't do much after almost a month of using it. Although I like that it didn't leave my skin feeling oily after washing the morning after. It hydrates but not as intense as other moisturizing creams I've tried.

VERDICT: 3/5. Would have been 4 if it's not as thick as it is and didn't cause breakouts.

1. Wow... it's so pigmented! The first time I put it on, I wasn't able to do a decent ombre lips coz I ended up with a full on color. 😅 So easy on the swipe, guys especially the gel part. About 1-2 swipes are enough.

 

2. Love that it's non-drying. My bad experience with tints (especially those highly-pigmented ones) is that they leave my lips a chappy, dry mess. This one doesn't. I guess because of the emulsion end.

 

3. Lippie tends to mattify as hours pass which I'm not a fan of but if you are, then go for it! I'm more of a glossy fan.

 

4. Color sticks - you need to exfoliate to take off the color at the end of the day which I like coz some tints tend to lose face as hours pass. This one lasted me from 11am up to 7pm. Not bad 👍

 

Over-all rating: 3.8

 

PRO/S:


needs just a few pumps to cover the whole face


effective in removing even the heaviest make-up yet

gentle enough not to strip the natural moisture of the skin


just rinse to remove remaining residue; no need to tissue off


250ml bottle goes a long way (I've used it for half a year now and still have a about two weeks worth remaining)

 

 

CON/S:

a bit expensive at P1,500 compared to other make-up remover


oil-based which means it gets sticky when applied

 


OVER-ALL RATING: 3.8

Texture: 
Hmmm... the texture is a little weird. When I first applied the Shadow Bar on my arm, it felt creamy but it doesn't smudge as easily as a normal eye shadow with a creamy formula would. It actually stick to the skin and you'll need to rub it hard to get rid of it. But when I tried applying it on the eyes, it had a creamier texture which tend to crease and I guess it's because my lids get oily easily compared to the arms. With that being said, I suggest you use a high quality eye primer or keep your lids matte (dust with powder) before applying these babies. Since it also has a creamy texture, I was able to use it as blush as well. I used the Orange Island as a cheek stain and blending it on the cheeks was relatively easy and gave off a natural peach flush.

 

Color:

Hands down the prettiest shades I've seen in a stick shadow! Coffee Bronze has an elegant yet subtle smoky eye effect while Orange Island just gives your look a fresh and youthful aura. And Humming Coral? Love love how it gives off a chic, sophisticated and vibrant pop to my eyes! I have yet to try the Golden Rose but based on the swatch, I think it has potential to be fave shade of mine.

Here's what I think of the Cover 10 Perfect Foundation:

1. Scent - mild fragrance which doesn't irritate my nose

2. Texture - watery texture which I prefer over sticky and heavy texture of other liquid foundation. Very light on the skin.

3. Longetivity - lasted under 6 hours before touch up was needed which is a bit shorter than the lifespan of my Banila Co. Fall In Seoul Cushion

4. Finish - matte when first applied and you might be overwhelmed by its coverage but thins as hours go and will leave skin looking dewy for dry to normal skin while slightly oily for oily skin types like myself when you've reached the 6th hour. Recommend to use an oil control powder to set the foundation.

5. Coverage - medium which works fine with me. I hate wearing bases that make me look like I'm on makeup overoad and I also hate foundation that has light coverage because I have a lot of dark spots.

6. Shade - the darkest color, BE20, is still too light for me so I mix this with other darker foundation. That's another thing that bums me about this. Over-all, I give it a 4.6. I think this works best with dry to normal skin but oily skin types like myself can still wear this as long as we set with a decent oil control powder.

My thoughts on the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask:

1. Texture - light, creamy texture that's liquidy rather than sticky

2. Finish - even if it's cream type, this goes light on the skin and gives off a transparent finish

3. Effectivity - you get immediate results for this. After waking up and washing your face, you can immediately feel supple and smooth skin compared to when you just apply a regular moisturizer

4. Other Benefit - gives me a good night sleep. I lack sleep lately and I use it to steal some sleep. Needless to say, I oversleep whenever I use this.

Over-all, a great buy for those who want to achieve immediate results.

Here are my thoughts on the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask:

1. Texture - it has a waxy texture which makes applying it and sleeping on it a bit awkward

2. Finish - like that of a lip balm, only thicker

3. Staying Power - even after sleeping on it, a huge amount of the product stayed on my lips

4. Effectivity - WOW! I find the dry flakes of my lips detaching themselves from my lips even with minimal effort. You can tissue it off or massage lightly with the ridges at the back of your toothbrush. End result is smooth and flake-free lips.

Over-all, this may take awhile to getting used to especially for those who hate feeling as if they have something on their face. But I have to say that it's very effective and the fastest way to heal dry, damaged and chapped lips. 

 

For full review, check here: http://www.pinknomenal.com/2015/07/blog-17-lip-sleep-laneige-lip-sleeping.html?m=1

Let me break down my review into categories:

1. Texture - this has a creamy texture that makes it easy to swipe on the lips.

2. Finish - has a glossy, liquid lipstick-type of finish.

3. Pigmentation - despite it having a glossy finish, it's surprisingly highly-pigmented. You just need a few swipe to achieve a decent color.

4. Staying Power - doesn't need much touch up and it leaves a pretty tint on the lips even after tissuing off

5. Other Uses - can be used as a blusher due to its creamy texture. Easy to blend on the skin with the use of finger or puff.

 

Over-all, it's a good buy even though its price is steep. You get your money's worth since this is a multitasking product.

 

More details here: http://www.pinknomenal.com/2016/07/blog-56-swatch-first-impressions.html?m=1

 

 

There are no questions about this product.