My AMOS Curling Essence Review..

AMOS. This is a new brand that I don’t know anything about. I discovered this product by browsing the best seller section of an online shopping app. I’ve read a lot of good feedback about it so I purchased one for me. I was captivated by its scent and most especially by how it smooths my frizzy curly hair. Continue reading below to know more about AMOS Curling Essence.

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have wavy or perm hair
  2. If you want to style your straight hair into waves or curls
  3. If your hair is frizzy and coarse
  4. If you want a cream that gives smooth curls

What it claims:

  1. Multi essence that nourishes with nutrients necessary for good health of your hair
  2. It provides soft styling of hair curls
  3. It is non-sticky and gives a smooth curly finish

How to use:

  1. Dry your hair with a towel or blow dry. I recommend drying it for a minute or two so your hair is still damp when you put the cream.
  2. Apply ample amount of essence on your palms
  3. Apply to your hair
  4. Style your hair

My verdict:

  1. The look – Its packaged in a white tube with a purple cap. Its smell is like floral scent.
  2. The effect – Its good in holding curly/wavy hairstyle. I make sure that my hair is damp as I put the cream and style my wavy hair. My curls does not look dry nor frizzy. It really gives you natural looking soft curls.
  3. Will I recommend it? – YES! Definitely! I love it!

 

My Sephora Lip Scrub Review..

This post is about Sephora’s Honey Lip Scrub that was given to me by a sweet friend. I haven’t really notice the effect of this lippie so I can’t really tell if it’s a good product especially for those who are having the same dilemma that I have – dry lips. Anyway, read on my short review about it.

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have dry lips
  2. If you want to exfoliate and softens your lips

What it claims:

  1. It nourishes, heals, and sooth troubled lips
  2. It exfoliates and soften dry lips

How to use:

  1. Apply to your lips
  2. Use 1-2 times a week

My verdict:

  1. The effect – Its has sugar like crystals that helps in exfoliating lips. The scent is somewhat similar to a perfume. I can’t comment much about the effect because I’ve used it for 4 times and I don’t see much difference on my lips.
  2. Will I recommend it? – Yes. Why not? It’s an affordable lip scrub from Sephora. Just make sure you don’t overuse it. It’s not recommended to ALWAYS exfoliate. Isn’t it?

 

My Vanilla Lip Balm Review..

Do you love using organic products? Well, if yes, this one’s a must buy.

I have dry lips which made me search and buy for lip balms and creams that can help me bring back my soft lips that enables me to wear any kind of lipstick that I want. I previously used a hydrating lip balm of The Body Shop but unfortunately it’s out of stock. So I went to BHG (a department store here in Singapore) to check if there’s a good alternative that I can try.

As I start looking at the organic products I found this. A vanilla lip balm made with shea butter that promise to nourish and moisten any lip type. So I purchased one. How is it? Read and find out.

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have dry lips
  2. If you love organic lip balm

What it claims:

  1. It nourishes, heals, and sooth troubled lips

How to use:

  1. Apply to your lips
  2. Use as often as necessary

My verdict:

  1. The effect – It’s a white non-glossy stick. Once applied it does not give you the glossy look and feel just like a regular lip balm or lip gloss. There’s no vanilla scent.
  2. Will I recommend it? – If you love using organic products then this is a must try. I prefer lip balms that hydrates my lips at the same time giving it a glossy look.

 

 

My Tea Tree Cleanser Review..

Recently I noticed that my lips are so dry and its a bit itchy when I don’t put lip balm or oil on it. So I decided to try this facial cleanser that is originally bought for my boyfriend. Anyway, after using it for few weeks I noticed that it’s slowly healing my dry lips and so far I don’t see any breakouts on my face. So, if you’re into tea tree products, give it a try. Here’s my quick review about it.

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have acne prone skin
  2. If your face is oily
  3. If your skin is dry

What it claims:

  1. It removes impurities
  2. It clears and prevent blemishes
  3. It removes excess sebum without over drying it
  4. It hydrates skin

How to use:

  1. Splash cold/warm water and put ample amount of the facial wash
  2. Gently massage on face and neck in small upward circular strokes (avoid eye area)
  3. Rinse off with clean water

My verdict:

  1. The look – Its in a green glass bottle which I find cute.
  2. The effect – I’ve been using it for a few weeks so I can’t tell much about its effect. I just noticed that somehow it is helping me cure my dry lips. Overall, a must try especially if you have sensitive skin.

 

My Nivea Whitening Scrub Review..

Nivea became one of the brands that I love when it comes to effective and affordable beauty products. I have facial toner, facial scrub, deodorant that I regularly use which provides good effects on my face and body. It delivers what it promise to its customers. This Extra White Repair Pore Minimiser Scrub is one of my favorites. Read on and you’ll know why. Give it a try if you’re on a hunt for a new facial cleanser/scrub.

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Who is it for:

  1. If your skin is very dull
  2. If you have extra large pores
  3. If you aim to whiten your skin
  4. If you have acne prone skin

What it claims:

  1. It helps to minimize large pores and dark spots
  2. It minimize appearance of acne
  3. It provide 10x better whitening effect
  4. It clears skin impurities
  5. It exfoliates without thinning the skin

How to use:

  1. Splash cold/warm water and put ample amount of the facial scrub
  2. Gently massage on face and neck in small upward circular strokes (avoid eye area)
  3. Rinse off with lukewarm water

My verdict:

  1. The look – Similar to Extra White Repair facial toner, this scrub’s packaging display the main benefits it promise to provide such as pore minimizing, whitening, removes impurities & makeup.
  2. The effect – I’ve been using it for few months and I noticed the difference in my skin. It’s fairer and smoother. I love the micro beads in this facial scrub that makes me feel that my skin is thoroughly being cleaned after every wash. One of my recommended facial cleanser especially if your aim is more on whitening.

My Nivea Whitening Toner Review..

Hello! For this blog post I’m going to share my review of Nivea’s Extra White Repair Pore Minimiser Toner. I love Nivea products. I’m soooo in love with this facial toner. So come on, read on.

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Who is it for:

  1. If your skin is very dull
  2. If you have extra large pores
  3. If you aim to whiten your skin

What it claims:

  1. It helps to minimize large pores
  2. It provide 10x better whitening effect
  3. It clears skin impurities
  4. It exfoliates without thinning the skin

How to use:

  1. Wash your face with your choice of facial cleanser
  2. Dry your face with a towel
  3. Pour ample amount to a cotton pad
  4. Apply on face in small circular strokes

My verdict:

  1. The look – Its packaging contains the words “Whitening 10X” which is really attractive to anyone looking for a WHITENING facial toner. It also display the main benefits such as pore minimizing.
  2. The effect – I’ve been using it for a year and I noticed that my skin has brightened and breakout free. It is one of my favorite toners that I will always recommend to those who are looking for a good product. Affordable and effective. That’s what I love about this Nivea facial toner.

 

 

My Beauty Water Review..

Annyeong Haseyo! Since I’m going to share a quick review about one of the new beauty products I’ve discovered and tried which is made by Koreans, hence my Korean greeting. Let’s get it on. Here’s my review for Son & Park’s most raved facial toner Beauty Water.

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have dull and dry skin
  2. If you have oily skin
  3. If you just want to maintain your good looking skin
  4. Basically it is made for all skin types (make sure to monitor the effect just in case it irritates your skin)

What it claims:

  1. It helps to brighten your skin
  2. It exfoliates dead skin
  3. It softens dry skin
  4. It helps in hydrating skin

How to use:

  1. Wash your face with your choice of facial cleanser
  2. Dry your face after cleansing
  3. Gently apply by using a cotton ball with beauty water
  4. An alternative way is to splash your hands with beauty water and pat
  5. Pat with your fingertips until fully absorbed

My verdict:

  1. The look – Its packaging is simple yet so beautiful to look at with its transparent bottle with black cap
  2. The smell – Its scent somewhat reminds me of ‘Eskinol’ toner
  3. The effect – I’ve been using it for few weeks now so I can’t tell much about the effect. Two weeks of toning and no breakouts so I guess it’s a good sign!

My Dew & Dew Cream Review..

Here’s a quick review of a beauty gem that I recently discovered. This tops my list when it comes to moisturizing my skin effectively! Here’s my review for Dew & Dew’s Luxury Cell Peptide Ultra Moisturising Cream. This is one of my highly recommended products!

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have dull and dry skin
  2. If you have oily skin
  3. If you have acne-prone skin
  4. If you have wrinkles and rough skin

What it claims:

  1. It helps to extensively moisturize skin
  2. It helps to keep moist balance of skin for 24 hours
  3. It helps soften rough skin
  4. It helps whiten and treats uneven skin tone
    It acts as ‘anti-wrinkle’ cream

How to use:

  1. Wash your face with your choice of facial cleanser
  2. Apply facial toner of your choice
  3. Apply ample amount of the cream on your face and neck
  4. Gently tap while spreading until it’s fully absorbed

My verdict:

  1. The look – It’s a small pump dispenser bottle
  2. The smell – It has a mild ‘oil’ scent
  3. The effect – Great! I love it! It does what it promised to do! It is one my favorites!

 

My Skinfood Tomato Cream Review..

This is one of the bestsellers of the Skinfood cosmetic company. Well, I’ve tried it and I can say that this is one of those that I will highly recommend especially to those who wants to brighten their skin complexion. It’s a must try!

If you notice, my review is similar with Skinfood’s Tomato Toner that I previously posted. I recommend that you use both of these products together for greater results!

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Who is it for:

  1. If you have dull and dry skin
  2. If you have oily skin
  3. If you have uneven skin tone

What it claims:

  1. It moisturizes skin
  2. It helps to whiten and even out skin tone

How to use:

  1. Wash your face with your choice of facial cleanser
  2. Apply facial toner (for good results, you can use Skinfood’s Tomato Toner)
  3. Apply ample amount of Tomato cream to your face and neck

My verdict:

  1. The look – It’s a common cream in a tube
  2. The smell – It has a mild sweet scent
  3. The effect – Great! I love it! It helps even out my skin tone. It’s good for my sensitive skin. No breakouts or allergies.

My Observations..

I don’t know how to properly start my post for today so let me start by stating that I was not an observant until I’m asked to be one. What do I mean about this? Well, read on and maybe you’ll understand better.. I hope.

I used to be someone who doesn’t pay attention. To what you may ask. To everything, I guess. Until someone asked me to change it and try to be observant. So I did. I realized it’s a good thing to do. I’ve learned how to appreciate Life more than I did before. Let me tell you why.

  1. I observed how important waking up is. The fact that I woke up healthy and get to spend another day with the people I love. So I was more aware of how to take care of myself as I take care of my loved ones.
  2. I observed the beauty of Life in its simplest forms! I started noticing simple things that amazed me. Some of these are the trees that provide clean air, trees that keeps us from soaking wet when raining, and which provide shade on sunny days. The plants where we get the herbs and vegetables we need for our meals. Animals whose purpose in Life is for our survival and/or as our companion.
  3. I observed how magnificent our world is. How God created the clouds, stars, mountains, etc. How one exists to help someone or something survive.
  4. I observed how people tend to easily give up on the slightest failure they have done, while others are striving to withstand every challenge that they are encountering. How one ignores blessings that come in various forms while others share it to people who might be needing it.
  5. I observed how short life is. How quickly babies turn into adults. How a few minutes turns into an hour. A month into a year. I learned how to appreciate the time.
  6. I observed that taking photographs can be very important especially as we grow old we tend to forget memories and even people we used to spend time together.
  7. I observed how we can be so selfish sometimes.. or most of the times. For example, WAR. The unending wars around the globe. The selfishness of people destroying the nature for his own contentment without thinking what could be the disadvantages of such actions. Global warming, perhaps?
  8. I observed how kind some people are. The simplest act of kindness everywhere I turn. I see people giving to the needy, complimenting others who deserve it, hugging those that are breaking, pampering elders by their children, etc.
  9. I observed the importance of everything that comprises my whole being. From my body, how I feel about, how I think, and to what I do.
  10. I observed how observant I have become. I sometimes pause and stare about things that attract me which eventually leads to thinking about it and then appreciating it.

I have so many things that I’ve observed which led me to be a better version of myself. I might be a work in progress, but I will always be thankful for whatever I have right now and what’s in store for me in the future. I might not be a perfect ‘human’ but everyone is a work in progress isn’t it? It doesn’t mean that you’re broken, though, what I mean is, little by little we get to improve in some ways we didn’t expect.

So, try to scan whatever it is that you see, feel, hear. What do you think about it? What can you do about it?

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