Monday, December 21, 2009

VMV Hypoallergenics

Who says that Filipino products cannot compete with world class products?!? They might not met VMV Hypoallergenics. A skincare line made by a Filipino dermatologist, Dr. Vermen M. Verallo-Rowell. It's been in the industry for two decades now. This brand has been raved by a lot of Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Garner. It is recognized internationally :)

There are two products that I have tried in this brand. They are the Id Sweat Acne and Overall Antibacterial Monolaurin Gel and Id Soap with Apricot and Salicylic Acid. First stop is the Monolaurin Gel.

I run out of my Skin Food Tea Tree essence. I also thought to stop using the essence since I finished up three bottles of it already. I need to change my essence/moisturizer since it doesn't anymore working well on me :( Good thing Kay had a blog sale on some stuff she doesn't necessary need. One of stuff that were on sale was this Monolaurin Gel. I did some research regarding this product before I bought it. There were a lot of positive reviews on this product. 


This unique, skin-safe, coconut-derived monoglyceride is superbly simple, but packs one powerhouse of a skin-protective and therapeutic punch. Treats the fungus that causes sweat acne, and is an impressive overall, broad-spectrum, topical anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-yeast, antifungal, and anti-protozoal treatment.


Active Ingredients: Glyceryl Laurate - 2%

Other Ingredients: Alcohol, Water, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid.

My say:

Performance: 4/5 stars
Package: 3/5
Price: 5/5

I did love this product. It does help in calming and soothing my irritated skin. It also helps in healing and drying my pimples. It really does work! Even though alcohol is  in the ingredient, it is not drying to the skin and no break out for me at all :) My only problem with this is that it really does smell of alcohol. I wish the package comes in a pump-type bottle. It can really be messy sometimes and you can't control the amount coming out of the bottle. The price is reasonable enough for me. I got it on a steal price for Php 250 but the original price is less than Php 600. This is way cheaper compare to the price online (US) :) I'm not yet planning to buy one soon since I have bought lately the Skin Food Tea Tree essence. Probably after I finish the essence than I buy this again. After all, I don't stick on one product since it won't work on me forever. Changes is always happening in my skin care :)

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I was hunting for a soap that can help minimize some issues on my body like back acne, chicken skin and the likes. Good thing I met Id Soap. It's an anti-acne, anti-inflammatory and exfoliating soap to reveal a smooth and clear skin :)


Skin-Buffing, Clarifying Soap


Ingredients: Coconut Oil, D.I. Water, Castor Oil, Palm Oil, Pure sodium Hydroxide, Cocodiethanolamide, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, 2-Hydrobenzoic Acid (Salicylic Acid), Titanium Dioxide, EDTA, Apricot Kernels.

My say:

Performance: 4/5 stars
Package: 5/5
Price: 3/5

I also got this soap on a steal price. 50% off on the original price of Php 300 via ebay. This soap is indeed expensive but way cheaper compare to it's online (US) price. I like this soap though since it dries up my back acne. And I love to use it as my shaving cream. It really does help in minimizing the hair growth in my legs and no small red bumps at all :) I used to use regular soap in shaving my legs and the next day the hair will grow right away and there were red bumps all over my legs. My legs then become really itchy. Unlike with these soap, no itchy feeling and no red bumps at all! The soap easily melts so it's better to cut the soap in half  and use it  half-at-a-time. I also love the package. It really packed like a ready-to-give gift. So cute! I would love to buy this again but the price is keeping me away from it (hahaha!). I'll just have to wait for sales then :)

I hope you could also try these wonderful products. I hope it will also works on you :)

take care guys!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Skin Food Haul...

Finally the package has arrived :) I've been waiting for it like forever?!? (lol!) It's my Skin Food purchased all the way from Korea thanks to Ate Betchay of Buhay sa Korea.

 Skin Food stuffs :)

 The package...
It was address to my sister since she's the one who contacted Ate Betchay for it :)

These are some cute stuffs we got from her... Aren't they cute?!? :) 
Of course those phones are not included :)

I'm so happy when the package arrived. I already run out of my essence and there are some great stuffs to try (grins). I was also excited for the mini Skin Food Diary. They are really cute and what's best of all it's not in plain Korean language but English! If you want to learn about this Skin Food diary, check out Ate Betchay's blog about this.

So much party for me this week. Whew!
Enjoy your weekend guys :)

Take care!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Review: Elianto Honey Cleansing Oil

Weekend just seem to pass by. The last thing I know I have to hurry to make it to our Monday/Weekly Flag Ceremony. This is the life of a government employee on a Monday ;) I really did not have a complete rest last weekend. I was out the whole two days. I even went to the office to do some overtimes :( But they are now just past and I have to move on :) (positive!) Anyways what better to do on a Monday is to review a product that I'm completely done with. What is this product? Did I like it? Will I buy it again? Without any further ado, let me introduce you to my cleansing oil for almost 6 months, Elianto Honey Cleansing Oil.

This is my first ever cleansing oil. I've never used cleansing oil before. Facial wash cleanser was enough for me. I thought this was for dry skin since it's an oil-based cleanser and my skin is oily. I was just laughing at it. Oil for an oily skin?!? No way! I was that naive then. One day out of clicking and clicking and clicking my mouse, I got to a site about cleansing oil. And boom! I got hooked up:)

Elianto Honey Cleansing Oil is a rinse-off oil-based cleanser especially formulated for quick and easy removal of long wearing makeup, clear skin impurities and clogged pores while maintaining skin's moisture and smoothness. This is for combination and oily skin. 

My say:
Performance: 4/5 stars
Package: 4/5
Price: 5/5

Yes, I've been using this for almost 6 months. I did like this cleanser. It is a decent make-up remover. It did not sting my eyes and no breakouts:) Well, there were times I broke out but I didn't blame this cleanser because it was plainly hormonal issue. My only problem with this is that there is an oily feeling after using it that you still need to use a facial wash after it. Well, it is written on the package also that you need to use a facial cleanser after using it. So this means, double-cleansing. The packaging was good but you need an extra bottle if you need to bring this along with you. This seems to be the problem with cleansing oil. They are not made for you to bring along :( This is way cheaper than Shu Uemura. I think I bought this at around Php500 with discount (on sale at that time, I just can't really remember the exact price). The question now: will i buy it again? Maybe. I just bought a new cleansing oil and it's Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil. I'll give my review on this cleansing oil soon. :)

Take care:)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Movie time: 2012 and New Moon

The weekend was a short vacation for me. I have a four-day rest thanks to the long weekend holiday :) I was at home and got lots of sleep and rest from a very tiring week. I went shopping and watch finally New Moon :)  But first is my long overdue review on 2012.

I watched this film after the Pacquiao-Cotto fight. From Megamall, we went to Gateway just to watch this film. I know we could watch it at Megamall but we opted to a better cinema and I prefer Gateway cinema :) 2012 is a disaster film. It reminds me of Deep Impact, The Day After Tomorrow, Armageddon and among other disaster films. The story is based on the Mayan calendar where a transformative event will occur on or around December 21, 2012. So it's like the end of the world.
Popcorn: 5/5 popcorns

The film was really great. This is better watch on HD theaters or simply 2D :) I don't believe that it would be the end of the world on 2012. I still believe that there is still more to come in our lives. I don't think a tragic event as huge as this would occur soon. But we are heading to it if nothing would be change on our environment in terms of climate change. 

This is one of the films I've been waiting for this year. Yes, I love the Twilight series. Though I'm not done reading the entire series due to work but I'm almost done with it :) (hopefully this holiday break I'll be able to finish it all up) New Moon was my hatest least favorite of the series. I read the book for 3-4 months before I finished it up. It was so dragging that I always got bored reading it. I only like the part when Alice return to Forks. I was able to finish reading the book in a day then (thanks to Edward and Alice lol!) Yes I love the Cullens ;) They made me appreciate vampires. I was happy how the movie turn out. Yes it was mainly because of those beautiful abs of the wolves. Ooohhh they were really sexy but I'm still loyal to Edward (bleh:p)

Popcorn: 5/5 popcorns

I love Twilight! I can't wait for Eclipse next year. Thank God the film wasn't dragging unlike the book. I was afraid that it would turn out like that. Good thing it didn't :)

I know a lot of you have watched already this films. Did you like it? I did :)

Take care!