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#RIXREVIEWS: ELLIPS Hair Vitamin

Whenever I’m at the hair care section in a supermarket, one of the things that always catches my attention is this sheet of huge capsules from Ellips. These capsules, though, are not supposed to be taken orally, but are directly applied onto the hair.

I have known this brand since I was in high school (I’m pretty sure I was in high school then) and they offer several products that are designed to make hair healthy and beautiful. I have tried their Cuticle Serum, which wasn’t mine actually, but I thought it made my hair feel healthy.

So when I was at the hair care section last week, I decided to finally give it a try. So I picked one sheet and threw it in my basket. There were three variants available – the purple one for color treated hair, the yellow one for dry hair, and the pink one for damaged hair. I chose the last one because I needed something that could help my shampoo and conditioner fix my hair issues, such as hair fall, dryness, and frizziness.

This is Ellips Hair Vitamin with Pro-Keratin Complex Hair Repair. There are six capsules tightly sealed in a blister pack.  Continue reading “#RIXREVIEWS: ELLIPS Hair Vitamin”

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These Products from SYKE PH Have Saved My Hair!

If I were given a chance to bring back a feature of my young self, that would be my healthy long black hair. You never would have guessed I used to have straight hair ’till I was in fifth grade!

Back then, my tatay used to regularly take me to the same hairdresser’s and had my hair trimmed only by two inches. My hair was long, down to my waist and sometimes even to my bottom. My teachers loved styling my hair because it was silky, smooth, healthy and pretty. I’d go to school with my hair down, I’d go home with my hair in braids.

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me at Preparatory

Then in 1994, my nanay had my hair cut shorter than usual; it was shoulder-length. My tatay was so upset and told me that the reason he kept my hair long was that if it were cut short, it would start to curl as my parents themselves had curly hair.

He was right. Just a few months later, it started to wave and fast-forward to now, it’s curly, frizzy, dry, and well, unattractive. Well, hugely because of me not giving it much importance growing up. ☹

I’ve tried a lot of hair products that claim to make hair healthy, but to no avail. Some were really good, but they were quite a price.

Here are the things that must be considered before I write about the products:

  1. I had the ends of my hair lightly bleached in December and January.
  2. I have used different kinds of hair dyes – ones bought online, in drugstores, and in thrift shops.
  3. I have a terrible problem with hairfall. Everytime I take a shower, there are strands of hair all over the floor. When I comb or brush my hair, there’s a clump of hair in the teeth or bristles.
  4. My scalp can get sweaty and oily.

So winning in SKYE PH‘s giveaway was really timely. That time, I was hunting for hair products that could address my problems. I was looking for a shampoo and a conditioner that could clear my scalp without drying my hair.

Now my search is over! Without further achuchuchu, here are the products that I won from SKYE PH… Continue reading “These Products from SYKE PH Have Saved My Hair!”

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#RIXFIRSTS: New Products from COLOURETTE COSMETICS

Who else here loves a good sale? 🙋‍♀️

Thanks to great deals from Lazada and Colourette, I managed to score three of the latest products from Colourette for a much lower price! I’ve been a fan since 2016 and (I know I’ve said it too many times before, but just in case you don’t know) the first Colourstick that really got me was Bethany. I’ve shared about small collection in my older post, which you can read here.

Now they’ve expanded their line from lip products to face products. They’ve also released their eyeshadow palette and though I thought the palette is pretty, I still haven’t gotten my hands on it. Luckily, Ms. Nina, founder and CEO, announced that the Peach Purrfect Palette is making a comeback!  So if you’re one of those who missed it the last time, you can have the chance soon!

Now let’s dive in to the products. Continue reading “#RIXFIRSTS: New Products from COLOURETTE COSMETICS”

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I Tried Using LED Mask for 7 Days and Now I Can’t Live Without It!

Last February, Nature Skin Secrets celebrated their first anniversary!

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They gave away 4 LED masks and if you think I won, oh yes I did! Haha!

After they announced the winners, I immediately researched about LED masks, what it does, and how it is used.

So, what is an LED mask?

Also known as the color light therapy, LED facial masks use UV-free LED lights with specific wavelengths that boost collagen production, treat acne, accelerate healing, and kill bacteria. Continue reading “I Tried Using LED Mask for 7 Days and Now I Can’t Live Without It!”

Posted in Acne, Empties, hair care, Mascara and Falsies, Pinoy Brand, Powder, Rix Reviews, Skin Care, Uncategorized

BOTTOMS UP! Product Empties #1

I have been collecting empty boxes, jars, and bottles for months, because I’ve planned on posting my “product empties”. My mom was already eyeing on them and was itching to throw them away. So I just kept them all in a shoe box.

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Actually not all. 😪 I got rid of some because I kept forgetting that I’d be posting my empties!

I have been meaning to post this, but see, it took me ages before I actually did! Thanks to Dee! I am finally doing it.

So yeah, I’m doing this in collaboration with Dee, and you can check out her blog here.

Dee and I collaborated last December 2017 on YouTube, and we both did a Holiday Glam makeup look.

This time we’re doing a collab on our respective blogs. I’m so excited to know what products she’s used up, and whether or not she’s going to get them again.

Mine consists of products that I used up from way, way back. Everything is listed in random order.

By the way, isn’t it satisfying to see ourselves actually finishing up items we spent our money on whether or not we like them? Continue reading “BOTTOMS UP! Product Empties #1”

Posted in Althea Korea, Beauty Box, Korean Brand, Rix Reviews, RixFez, Skin Care, Uncategorized

10 Steps OUT! 3 Steps IN! Skin Care Made Easy with ALTHEA BARE ESSENTIALS!

Yes, my dear friends. The 10-step skin care is now history. It turns out that long and complicated skin care can tire our skin, too! What better way to do our skin care routine than cutting it short with less products?

That’s why Althea Korea has come out with revolutionary new products that will completely change our lives!

Eversince the Korean wave reached the Philippine shores, Filipino men and women alike have adapted Korean style not only their fashion but also the way they want their skin to look like.

Koreans like the “chok-chok” effect – the dewy, bouncy glowing skin effect. In order to achieve that, they apply layer upon layer of moisturizing products, such as toner, serum, emulsion, mask, mist, and any cream that screams moisture.

Filipinos never liked this effect before, since it makes us look greasy. Any shine on our skin was a major no-no. Most of us have oily skin, so we’ve all aimed for a super matte finish.

Fast forward to now, we’ve started to appreciate the youthful glow on our skin, even without putting on makeup. And if we DO apply makeup, we’d like a smooth and healthy canvas for a more flawless looking finish.

However, with our busy schedule, I doubt that 100% of the people who do the 7-step or the 10-step Korean skin care routine have done it religiously. There will always be one person who has skipped a day or two (or even three!) because of exhaustion.

So it’s amazing that after the success of their Petal Velvet Powder (which by the way, is now available in Warm Beige 😉), Althea has finally released their latest products that focus on the basics. They are just what we all need to achieve that chok-chok skin! Continue reading “10 Steps OUT! 3 Steps IN! Skin Care Made Easy with ALTHEA BARE ESSENTIALS!”

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#RIXMUKAP: Affordable and Easy Graduation Look: MOMS EDITION!

About a month ago, my friend Mayeth (who’s also a YouTuber) and I decided to make a collaboration video and she came up with the idea of creating a graduation look. It’s not for graduates, though! It’s for the graduates’ moms (or guardians)! 😃

Being mudras ourselves, we both agreed on using affordable products that are locally available. I initially thought on doing a full-face of Ever Bilena products, but with all the messy things in my work area, I couldn’t find my brow pencil anywhere. 😅

Though most of the makeup items that I used were from Ever Bilena, there were a couple of items that were from a different brand.

This look is so simple but it also screams strength, because mothers are vicious strong human beings. It only took me 32 minutes and 14 seconds to be exact to finish the entire look. Continue reading “#RIXMUKAP: Affordable and Easy Graduation Look: MOMS EDITION!”

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The BEST Healing Clay on the Planet?! | #RIXREVIEWS: NAVAJO Indian Healing Clay Bentonite Clay Mask

These past few weeks, my Facebook feed had been bombarded with posts about people in queues just for a tub of a particular Indian Healing Clay. Some of them had known it and loved it, while others were probably just jumping on the bandwagon. Some of them didn’t even know what they were for, but there they were, stuck in No. 69, 78, or 100. Some even posted in groups asking how the product was used, right AFTER making a purchase.

I mean, shouldn’t we know first what we are lining up for? That before spending money on a product, I believe we must give it some thought beforehand.

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But I cannot deny that I got curious myself. Why would it be hyped if it weren’t good, right? Lucky me, I was given the opportunity to try out something from a different brand that promises the same effect. (Thanks, Ms. Cha!) Since it contains 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite and Green Clay, it claims to effectively cleanse and detoxify, while healing the skin.

Since it was my first time to try an Indian Healing Clay mask, I had to educate myself and make a lot of research.

DO note, though, that this product was sent to me for testing and reviewing purposes. Rest assured, you can expect that what’s written here is purely my honest opinion, based on my personal experience. Continue reading “The BEST Healing Clay on the Planet?! | #RIXREVIEWS: NAVAJO Indian Healing Clay Bentonite Clay Mask”

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Brighten face in 7 days?! | #RIXREVIEWS: OPULENCE Time to Glow Face Brightening Set

First of all, I’d like to thank Ms. Trish of Opulence for sending over their Time to Glow Face Brightening Set. Rest assured, everything I’m writing here is purely my honest opinion. Everything is going to be based on my personal experience.

Prior to this I had a different routine, which consisted of some other local products, Korean brands, and Opulence White + Renew. I stopped using the other products for a good seven days, and used only the products from Opulence. I wanted to be sure that any changes that would occur were solely because of these products.

What is Opulence Skin?

Opulence Skin offers skin care products that are all made in the Philippines. According to their website, they use “the best local and important active ingredients.

What’s included in the kit?

Continue reading “Brighten face in 7 days?! | #RIXREVIEWS: OPULENCE Time to Glow Face Brightening Set”

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#RIXREVIEWS: OPULENCE Time to Glow White + Renew

Back in October of last year, I was lucky to be a part of the first Meet & Greet and the third blog-versarry of MJ Perez of Vanity Room Philippines! The event was fun-filled and was truly inspiring. I loved that he wanted to share his blessings, not only to us – his friends/followers, but also to the less privileged children.

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After the charity event, we had a sumptuous dinner at Dong Juan where we also played fun games and received loot bags filled (literally) with skin care products!

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MJ and his sponsors have super big hearts! Many, many thanks!

Anyways, one of the products I received was the Opulence Time to Glow White + Renew.

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The product is housed in a round transparent acrylic pot with white screw cap. The label has all the basic information that you’ll need to know – what it is for, the amount of product in the container, what it is made of, where and when it was made, how to use it, and when the expiration date is. Continue reading “#RIXREVIEWS: OPULENCE Time to Glow White + Renew”