Monday, August 6, 2018

REVIEW: Skin Magical TOMATO LEMON SET

August 06, 2018 0 Comments







Skin Magical released their fourth Rejuvenating Skin Care Set which is the TOMATO LEMON SET with apple cider.


This is the claim of the product according to their Facebook Page:

Achieve healthy and beautiful skin with our new product and future best seller.Presenting our Rejuvenating Set 4TOMATO LEMON SET Our Tomato Lemon Set contains natural and plant based ingredients with no hydroquinone that makes it safe for all skin types. With its non-drying and no sting effect it makes your skin glow through micro smooth peeling. So Nurture, Nourish and Notice your best skin with our Tomato Lemon Set. “Your ultimate skin food”


I knew I was going to buy one when I first saw it. Why? Come on, Lemon? Tomato? Apple Cider? Those were very popular skin care remedy for acne and blemished skin. 😅


These are the set inclusion:
v tomato lemon w/ apple cider toner
v tomato lemon w/ apple cider facial wash
v tomato lemon w/ apple cider serum
v tomato lemon w/ apple cider night cream
v sunblock foundation




I like all the product of this set especially the sunblock foundation because if it actually covers my blemishes and redness, I would drop my current BB Cream and sunblock since it was quite costly.



This set is priced at 280.00 but I got mine from Shopee for only 200.00 because it went on $ALE! J When I purchased the product, I didn't use it right away. I waited for the time of the month where there will be a pimple or two to appear and that was my queue.


I had this redness going on to my left cheek more than the other so I chose to show you that side. You can see a pimple at the top right part of my cheek from the photo below.



When I started using the product, I noticed wrong instruction written at the labels of the facial wash and serum. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that this instruction was for the toner.



As for the INSTRUCTION:
I wash my face with the FACIAL WASH then deep cleanse with the toner. I would then apply the SERUM. For the last step, I use the SUNBLOCK FOUNDATION on mornings and the NIGHT CREAM during the evening.

I would like to highlight my biased product on the set - THE SUNBLOCK FOUNDATION. Here is what it looks like when applied onto skin.

Sadly, the sunblock foundation application isn’t good enough for me. From the photo below, you can see that there are small residues of the product after applying, it don’t completely stick to the skin. 



It has light coverage – yes, it brightens the skin but the redness is still there. The brightening effect also doesn’t last long.

As you know, I have oily skin and I can say that this product couldn’t control oil that long so I had to rewash my face and reapply the foundation whenever it feels sticky already. Honestly, I didn’t like to use it anymore, but for the sake of this review I continued using it with the rest of the set inclusions.

The night cream and the toner was quite okay with me. It really gives you a brightened skin look at morning after waking up but they can't prevent pimple growth as the Rejuvenating cream&toner from the set #1.

The serum doesn't seem to help much for the entire kit as per my opinion. 

The facial wash was just okay but I think I like the effect of their rejuvenating soap more because the effect is really visible after just few times of using.


FINAL VERDICT!!!!
I STOPPED USING THE PRODUCT

I kept on having pimples every other day and it scares me already. I am so sad my skin isn't compatible with this set because I bought two sets. I have been a fan of Skin Magical because of their Rejuvenating Set #1 which I love so I have really high hopes for this one. L But it's okay, I would just go back to their set #1 maybe it wasn't just compatible to my skin type.
    








RATING:                1/5

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Review: CASTOR OIL for hair growth

July 15, 2018 0 Comments

I have some insecurities growing up and one of those is my sparse eyebrows and thin lashes. I always wanted them longer and thicker so I tried buying mascara, brow liners to brow gels but I got tired of maintaining such a routine. I decided, I wanted them to be naturally long and thick. Not only it would free me from buying those above mentioned stuffs, it is also a plus not worrying about my looks even when swimming. 😄

You guys know my main qualifications for purchasing a product; first is its effectivity and the second one, of course, it has to be cheaaaap!


Soooo, let me introduce the product that I chose: CASTOR OIL


This is the castor oil remaining after almost 2 months of usage. I swear, it is full when I bought it.


Every night before going to bed, I would apply the Castor oil to my brows and lashes. Good thing, this one comes with this brush that helps with easy application. By the way, this castor oil packed in this bottle with brush is available at most online shops but I got mine from shopee.

I like this product because it never irritates my eyes. I only apply oil just enough to cover the hairs. I am not really sure if I should apply to the roots directly as well bacause I have seen some youtube tutorials and they actually use Q-tips to apply oil to eyelashes' roots. Well, as for my logic, when I apply oil to the lashes, oil would just go to the roots and I guess that would do because I was going to bed anyway - I would lay down my bed and sleep. Won't the oil just flow down to the roots due to gravity? Hahaha whatever, I just don't wanna do extra stuffs. 😅

Actually, I have heard of castor oil's effectivity for hair growth since then but I never actually gave it a try since I was told that result isn't as fast as I want them to be. I tried looking for other options but this is the only product that met my two main qualifications as I just mentioned.


The final verdict: Effective or not? Let me give you my before and after photo.

As you can see, after almost two months of usage, my eyebrows and lashes grew dramatically thicker and longer. No kidding, I noticed how my lower lashes became longer than I ever thought it could be! Hahahahahah! Now, my lashes especially the lower lashes, gets more noticeable. You may not see it from the above photo but in real life, I can really tell that Castor oil actually helps.

Right now, I am still using Castor oil and will continue to do so until I am satisfied with how long my lashes and how thicker my brows already are. Will update you guys when I finish the bottle of this oil. Hopefully by then, I could finally be more proud of my brows and lashes. 😊


RATINGS:          5/5
~since it is cheap yet effective and of course, all natural.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

REVIEW: Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink™ Liquid Lipstick

June 14, 2018 0 Comments



I have been looking for a lip stick that could last all day. Let’s admit it, as a student, it can be such a hassle to retouch having such a hectic schedule. We want a smudge proof lip color that stays even after eating. That’s when I discovered Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink™ Liquid Lipstick which promised to give you a flawless matte finish. Yes, it has been hyped before but I never really considered purchasing it because I tried using KJM Lip tint first since I wasn’t really into Liquid Lippies. So anyway, let me just focus on this Maybelline lip product now J

Here is the actual product:


Ink your lips in up to 16 HR saturated liquid matte. SuperStay Matte Ink™ features a unique arrow applicator for precise application and is available in a range of super saturated shades.

It has an arrow applicator as you can see, which I believe helps in thin layer application. I like that the applicator is stiff, it really helps you to be in control during application.

It has a subtle coconut scent that just disappears after a few seconds.


This liquid Lipstick is so sticky because of its Elastic Ink Technology and has long setting time. Sometimes when I’m in a rush, I will just dab it with tissue to absorb the excess moisture. It doesn’t affect the color’s intensity anyway.

Another thing I noticed is that it is so hard to fix when you mistakenly outlined your lips. Now, I realized why lip liner is matched with liquid lipsticks. Oh how messy it can be if you are not a pro like me. *sighs*
I ended up removing all to start over again. Gosh! It is so hard to remove, it hurts! But that is a good sign that this one is going to last long. I used petroleum jelly - I applied it, wait for few seconds then wipe it with tissue. Now, that’s a lot easier J

After it completely set, I tried if it is transfer proof and it is!!!

I tried wearing it for almost 12 hours and here’s the before(1st pic) and after(2nd pic) photo.
I ate lots of food I normally have including oily ones and all that can possibly smudge it but see the difference? It doesn’t even affect the color as much. Second photo was captured with flas but in person, color pay off is still the same. It is just in the inner portion of the lips where the lip color can be seen to slightly fade. With the above photo, you can already judge the performance of this product. It is pretty amazing! 


I am okay with the scent, the sticky feeling during setting and all the other features of this product but the only thing I want Maybelline to add was a wider range of shades. As of the moment, these are the just the shades available here in the Philippines:
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 I only bought the shade VOYAGER. I soooo love it but it is so bold - I think I can only use it when hanging out with my friends and family but not at school *sighs* I should've bought a lighter shade but whatever, I already bought this one I don't wanna regret anymore, soooo I came up with a solution:
upper left: the color shde I came up with
upper right: captured without flash
lower left: captured with flash
lower right: captured after almost 2 hours of wear
#HACK101: I tried mixing it with foundation to make its shade lighter and wearable then I came up with this. I just mixed equal parts of it. The only downside is that it doesn’t last longer than it does without the foundation. As of the moment what I'm doing was to apply the liquid lipstick and after it set, I will dab a small amount of concealer on top of it. This one, lasts longer than the first mentioned method :D

Final verdict? APPROVE!!!!! I like the longevity of this one. It is also non-drying though it has a matte finish and that is a huge plus!!! We all know that Matte finish has the tendency to dry out our lips but not with this one and I guess its Elastic Ink Technology helps out with that. Even if it is pricey for a typical student like me( I bought mine for 299Php), I will still consider buying it because it is definitely worth it!!!



RATING:
4.5/5


Update!! I found a more wearable shade. Perfect for everyday look 😉
[from UNNUDE Collection] shade: Seductress

Monday, May 21, 2018

NEWBIE BLOGGER: How I got my blog approved by Google AdSense?

May 21, 2018 0 Comments


What is Google AdSense?

According to their site:
Google AdSense provides a way for website owners to earn money from their online content. AdSense works by matching text and display ads to your site based on your content and visitors. The ads are created and paid for by advertisers who want to promote their products. Since these advertisers pay different prices for different ads the amount you earn will vary.


Why is it popular among bloggers?

Look at the benefits they can offer:

Aside from their quick adaption to new trends , they were also admired for being one of the highest paying ad networks to this date.





I started developing this Wais Pinay Blog last October 2017. If you've read how my blog started (if not, you may check it here), you may recall how my professor influenced me about starting a blog.  I decided: “Why not monetize it?” I knew about Google AdSense before since I’ve been using it years ago for my YouTube channel. I planned to connect it to my blog after I’ve fully developed it since I heard getting AdSense approval isn’t that easy especially for newbies like me.


I researched for months of what I had to place in my blog and what I should not.  Here are the things I did:

1.             BUY DOMAIN

This process is kind of fun. You had to think of a domain that generally represents your blog, is catchy - easy to remember. The challenge is that you have to be the first one to get it. Famous sites to buy was Crazy Domains and GoDaddy.

2.             ADD THE FOLLOWING:

ü  ABOUT THE AUTHOR/BLOG
I remembered my professor told us not to forget including something like this. It is like a welcome note for your readers. Its main purpose was to give them hint about who you are/what you’re writing about and also, your contact details. It has to be brief and placed on easily seen area of your blog.




ü  MAKE MENU EASY TO NAVIGATE
They say that this one also plays an important role on your way to getting Adsense approval. I’ve read that this has to be uncomplicated for your readers, include only the things you think are important and helpful for your blog site.

ü  DETAILED ABOUT AUTHOR/BLOG + CONTACT
Now here is where you’re going to write your heart out. You may take the entire page to write the things you want your readers to know. Of course, stick to the rule that less is better.

ü  PRIVACY POLICY + TERMS&CONDITIONS
This is also a must have, according to top bloggers I’ve stalked. HAHA! You can just search online for Privacy Policy and Terms&Conditions generator.
 

3.             VERIFY ADDRESS ON GOOGLE ADSENSE ACCOUNT
This is another thing you have to take action of. There’s a notification that appeared to my Google Adsense account that I had to verify my address for Ads to start showing up to my site. Below is a mail you'll receive form AdSense bearing your code for your address verification.

4.             CHOOSE EASILY NAVIGABLE BLOG TEMPLATE
My professor suggested us to consider using templates from Sora Templates since it is less likely to encounter error with Blogger. Plus, it has wide range of beautiful templates that is free to use!
5.             CREATE ORIGINAL CONTENT
This is where we have to put in much of our effort. It has to be original and has to have at least 350 words per post if I recalled it correctly. I also read  that there is also a newbie blogger who got AdSense approval with just 3 posts so I think it is really about your content, not the number of posts, that matters.
6.             ANY OTHER BLOG UPGRADE
I am talking about including other gadgets like Live traffic, Blog Logo, etc. and even added Favicon just to personalize it. It is up to you anyway.

When I am already satisfied with how my blog looks, I applied for GoogleAdsense and mind you, it was such a long wait. I’ve been praying for it to get approved, constantly checking my email. I am very hopeful, honestly – it was because I know I did my best to improve my blog and if I ever got rejected, I am still determined to do more and reapply.

While waiting, I tried applying for other website monetization options like:
1.             Media.net
2.             Infolinks (sign up here)
3.             Nuffnang
4.             Affiliate marketing: LAZADA & Crazy Domains
5.             Promote my own shop

I've been having a bad day that time when I received this email.  I swear this made my lips curved to my ears:

Glory to God. Now, the new challenge is to continue what I started. Also, making sure to comply with AdSense Policy at all times. I know you can do it too.


Cheers!


Thursday, May 17, 2018

REVIEW: iWhite 2 Minute Whitening Miracle

May 17, 2018 0 Comments
    



     I have an oily skin and I am kind of picky with the products I incorporate to my daily regimen. Lately, I've been using iWhite Korea  products - their facial wash, moisturizer and make up base cream which I just randomly bought at PUREGOLD where it comes in bundle promo.

     Few months ago, I reviewed Skin Magical Rejuvenating Set #1 and I'm still using it now (if you want to read my review, click here). I'm experiencing micro peeling at some days and it was such a hassle that I can't even put some powder on. Good thing I came across this special wash-off mask from the same brand I love. I tried it and I fell in love.


What is to love about this? 
  • ·         It gently exfoliates and effectively removes peeling
  • ·         It is for on-the-go girls, waiting time is only 2 minutes!
  • ·         It is kind of fun to use. Wait for the gel to liquefy before exfoliating. Am I the only one fascinated by this? Hahahahahahah






     This is iWhite 2 Minute Whitening Miracle Gel. From its description, it says that it is a specially formulated facial mask that gives your skin a healthy dose of whitening care and maintenance with all natural active ingredients. Within 2 minutes of application, your skin receives pampering through active skin brightening nourishment hydration and relaxation. This mask also helps in the prevention and reduction of acne and controls excessive oiliness while keeping the skin moisturized.




It contains:
  • Limonia Acidissima Extract which helps brighten skin by reducing skin blemishes and discoloration
  • Lonicera Caprifolium Extract which is a good anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent
  • Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf Extract which provides strength to our skin's collagen and promotes skin regeneration
  • Aloe Vera Leaf Extract which also provides anti-inflammatory effect and has wound healing capacity





HOW TO USE:

     Spread this gel on cleansed, dry face and wait for 2 minutes. It will then turn into liquid. Now, scrub your face gently with your fingertips. Dead skin will come off with the mask as shown:




     After exfoliating, wash off with water. Pat dry, and see the result!!!! Here are the before(above) and after(below) photos:






    See the difference? AMAZING isn’t it? Redness was lessened. Skin looks really pampered and it is very soft to touch.
      You can use this mask 2-4 times in a week. In my case, I use it whenever I’m aiming for a flawless look. And the good thing is that it never fails me. :)



RATING: 5/5

>> With its affordability and instantly visible effect, I will definitely repurchase this! 

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