Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dr. Jart+ Pore-X Sebum Control Mask

Second day of work-week or should I say stress-week?!? (hehehe). In times like this, I need to prepare. One thing I do in preparation is giving my skin some pampering with a facial mask. A facial mask is very versatile and convenient in terms of moisturizing the skin. Though it comes in different type since it caters to different skin type and need. I have used a lot of facial masks while some were good and some were not. I was looking for a nice facial mask in my cabinet and there in the last row is the smallest among the rest. It's not really that small, it's just that it is the smallest, in terms of packaging, from the rest of my masks. This mask is Dr. Jart+ Pore-X Sebum Control Mask.

photo taken from http://www.drjartthailand.com/
(I do have my own photo but I accidentally deleted it) 
Dr. Jart+ Pore-X Sebum Control Mask 
"Doctor Makes the Difference"
      • Pore tightening and Sebum Control
      • contains effective ingredients for tightening pores and controlling sebum
      • adds freshness, giving tension to the skin
Product Description: Keeps skin healthy by tightening the enlarged pores and controlling the sebum with effective ingredients such as Papaya extracts and Apricot extracts. Enhanced adhesiveness sheet avoids essence evaporates. Contains Hyaluronic Acid and Betaine ingredients for intensive moisturized healthy skin.

My say:
Performance: 4/5 stars
Packaging: 4/5 stars
Pricing: -

Yes this is good for oily skin people like me and those with enlarged pores, like me again (hehehe!). This a great mask. No irritation nor any bumps :) I usually felt some itchiness in my jaw line every time I used a facial mask; but not this one. No itchiness upon application. The mask fits my face just right. There wasn't any strong scent from the mask. I think the wasn't really noticeable at all. I left this on the fridge before I used this. It was a refreshing and cool feeling upon application. When I woke up the next day, there were less oil. It didn't really made my skin completely oil-free but somehow I don't look much like a frying pan in the morning. I got this for free since this is a freebie from one of my past pre-orders. I am now thinking of getting it since this is good. Probably in my next order I'll include this and might as well check out some of their products :)

Hope you had a fun week ahead :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Serum

Monday madness today! Work are piling up and are getting crazy. I need some time-off for awhile. Whoo! I want to end this day stress-free at least :-/ When stress is here, my skin goes nuts! I need to prevent that from coming or else it will be a stressful week ahead :( So a good skincare to rescue is much needed then. One skincare item that help me get through this is the Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Serum.

Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Serum
  • a special pore care for sebum control
  • enriched with Vitamin C, peach and sake extracts. Controls excess sebum and tightens large pores effectively, leaving the skin smooth and clean.

My say:
Performance: 4/5 stars
Packaging: 3.5/5 stars
Pricing: 3/5 stars

Who doesn't love a peach scent?!? Not me! But how about peach and sake combo scent?!? I was so curious as how this scent will come out. Sake on your skincare?!? Oooh, that's the first time. The scent is sweet and nice. The texture is a bit watery and gel-like. It just has the right consistency that it is easy to apply on the face. Absorbed by the skin fast and leaves a powdery smoothness after. A little goes a long way ;) No irritation nor breakout at all. Helps in minimizing the oiliness of my skin. This promises to help in minimizing pore size however it didn't deliver in that area :( This is a good moisturizer for oily babes. This works in keeping the oiliness at bay but not shrinking the pore size. This comes in a glass-pump-type bottle. This lasts for more or less two-months with twice a day of usage (morning and night). I think I got this at around Php550 at my local suki store. Overall this is a good product in combating the oiliness. 

Enjoy the week ahead :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Nature Republic Scalsys Shampoo And Conditioner

Keeping my hair healthy is important to me. Healthy hair means beautiful hair :) No doubt about it! That is why I'm always on the constant look for hair products that will work wonders on my crowning glory. Of course I have to ask myself first: what is my hair problem or issue? 

My hair has always been bad to me. I have thick, dry, wavy hair before I got it rebonded. Right now my hair is showing signs of curliness (it's time for a visit to my salon), dryness and thinning. Yes, I'm having some hair loss problem :( Aside from this my scalp is oily and easily get dandruff :( So I need a shampoo and conditioner that fights dandruff, moisturize my hair and keep it strong. I don't need a shampoo that promises straighter hair (for the curliness) when you know that it won't straighten it at all. I also need something to tame those untamed ones. Did I found one? Well, today I'll review hair products, shampoo and conditioner to be specific, that's been lying in my cabinet for awhile. If I didn't clean my cabinet like two-weeks ago, I wouldn't find this at all nor remember it. I think it is waiting to be reviewed (hehehe!).

 Nature Republic Scalsys Refresh Shampoo and Conditioner

Hair products line based with herbal extracts that heals and nourishes damaged scalp.

My say
Performance: 2/5 stars
Packaging: 2/5 stars
Pricing: 3/5 stars

Nature Republic had a massive summer sale last June 2010. I got this on sale (I'm not sure if its 30% or 50% off) via one of my fave online store: kkochipida. Since I have been having issue on my oily scalp at that time, I was on hunt on new hair products for scalp problem. Good thing this was on sale so I grabbed the opportunity then. So how was it? Since I was very much accustomed to the minty feel of using Head and Shoulder Green Menthol Shampoo, I was expecting for a minty feel too upon application. I was disappointed because there weren't that much minty action. Well I can't blame it since it did not say any cool menthol included. Probably because of the word Refresh on its name. That freshness after using it, wasn't really a fresh feeling but it was okay. The conditioner is also okay in moisturizing my hair. But then I need more especially the lower part due to dryness :( Over all this is just an okay shampoo but in getting those dandruff away is a no-no. I think my trusty Head and Shoulder is still on top. Though I have used one from Elianto before but I forgot to review it since my sister took it without my permission from my cabinet. The next thing I know its empty :( But the few times I used it, I did like it. I'll probably get one soon :) As for the packaging, I did not expect this to be that huge or should I say stout. The bottom part of the bottle is rounded that makes it huge and doesn't really fits inside my little bath basket :( If only they'll just make it slimmer and taller rather than short yet stout :-/ It comes in a pump-type bottle.

As I am writing this, the news on the devastation of a tsunami due to the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hits Japan is everywhere. I pray for the Japanese people to be able to find strength to stand up again. Though I know they can :) Be safe everybody!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Butterflies on My Food

Yes there were butterflies on my bento last Friday. Don't worry they weren't real so don't call PETA for I am definitely not hurting any butterfly (hehehe!). Rather check the picture below to see what I am talking about.

a closer look to the butterflies...
Another bento creation by yours truly. Bento food: chicken nuggets, squid balls, stir-fry peas and carrots, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and plain rice with flower-cut carrots and butterfly-cut nori to add some cuteness to it :) Nothing special to the food except to those wonderful flowers and butterflies (hehehe!). I think they made the food look yummy. Don't you think so?!?

Hope you enjoy this. Til my next bento creation then :)