Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Rating: 5/5

I have been using the Sunflower Beauty Oil for a month now. I did not want to try it on my face yet because I am also a tad bit skeptic about it. Also, I have other products that I use at night so I am not using it on the face yet.

However, I have been using it on my elbows, knees and underarms. The Sunflower Beauty Oil has been found to have moisturizing, whitening among other really good effects on the skin. Some have used it for the hair to make hair smoother, some have used it for skin irritations and have found this product to be effective. This is the best selling product of Human Nature. I know, I just recently wrote about their cleansing oil that is also made of Sunflower by the way, but I really like their products so expect more reviews on their products soon. Also, they are soh affordable! :) The same triathlete friend who recommended me the brand, recommended me this product. He (note that he is straight and now happily married) uses this product on his elbows and knees so I did the same. In just one application, you will feel the difference. My elbows, which are always soh dry because while I like to stock up on lotion I really do not get to apply regularly, became smoother. Over a period of a month, my elbows are now whiter. My knees are so soft... maybe making them lighter was not a good idea because now I can see my scars from the past. Literally. I am not trying to sound dramatic. The oil claims that it can fade stretch marks too, maybe they can fade scars as well? :)

It is supposed to lighten undereyes as well but I am yet to find out. As for my underarms that have become so dry because of the wipes that I have been using on them (this should be another review), they are now smoother. Not yet as fair as I want them to be but definitely at least one shade lighter. 

This comes in a bottle that spritzes so it is hygienic. It does not have a scent so it will not layer on your other products. This gets absorbed in a few minutes. This is oil so it will leave markings on sheets and other linens so try not to get the product all over the place. The dispenser is easy to use so this will not happen if you are not me. :) This is 129.00Php for a 50ML bottle and 249.00Php for a 100ML bottle. I have both bottles but I have only started using the 50ML bottle. I have been using this every night for a month and notice how I still have so much thanks to the economical dispenser. 

Overall, I really like this product and I will definitely order this again. 

I have recently started using it on my toes but this is just too recent for me to write results on that. Also, my toes are super dry as well so I am yet to find out if this can do magic on them. Maybe I need to scrub them first. :)  

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hey Y'Oil!

Human Heart Nature Sunflower Cleansing Oil
Rating: 5/5
Good value for money
Good dispenser
Easy to acquire
All natural

Shiseido Perfect Remover
No proper dispenser
Hard to get a hold of

I know it has been a long time again since my last post. I may have taken a hiatus in writing but not in trying new services and products!

What compelled me to write again you might ask. I have tried a product so amazing that I was compelled to write about it!

Human Nature products are so worth using. I have been using the Sunflower Cleansing Oil as my make-up remover for more than a month now and I have no complaints only praises for this wonder. I have tried the Shiseido make-up remover and the Shiseido Perfect Remover both from Shiseido (duh! :)), both only available in Japan. I found the Perfect Remover to be better than the other Shiseido make-up remover this is priced 1000 Yen which is almost 500Php. I would still be using the Shiseido Perfect Remover if this were available in the Philippines. In fact, I almost shifted to Lancome's Bi-facil double action eye make-up remover which is priced more than 1000Php! What stopped me was the steep price. :)  I used to not believe in make up removers thinking that they would just make my skin oily since they are oil-based.

I heard from a straight male triathlete friend about Human Heart Nature. He likes organic products and he said Human Nature is organic, free of harmful chemicals and very effective. I was very impressed by how impassioned his speech was that I tried the Sunflower Cleansing Oil. I got mine from Beauty Bar at the Mall of Asia for 375Php which is quite a deal because we're talking about 200ML! The Shiseido products that I tried were 120ML per bottle!

The instruction says that I should massage the oil on my face and then wipe with a tissue but instead of doing that what I do is to soak a Cleene cotton pad with the oil and then wipe my under eyes with it. I use the make-up remover for the concealer I use almost everyday. My dark under eyes are just so dark already I can no longer not do anything about them!

Sunflower oil is non-comedogenic which means it will not clog pores. I have noticed a bit of improvement on my under eye skin and my skin in general. Of course I am using other products and have undergone other services in the past few months. I still owe this blog a lot of posts! :)

I highly recommend this Human Heart Nature Sunflower Cleansing Oil. This is also available online through the Human Heart Nature website. I recently ordered a list of products and the delivery took only two days. I paid 50Php for the delivery and they came in a nice pizza box. They were complete and all were sealed properly.

What makes Human Heart Nature products closer to my heart apart from how effective and reasonably priced their products are, they are pro-poor and pro-environment.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Genefique Magnifique

Rating: 5/5

I know I have been a delinquent blogger but I am back. Hopefully, with a vengeance *haha!*!

Just because I was not blogging I was no longer hoarding beauty products! Of course I have. Not only that, I have also been out trying out different services. This time, I would like to say that I am well into my last week of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrate and it is still the most potent emergency repair serum hands down!!!

Since this serum is only used at night, I have also tried a new serum in the morning called Genefique Youth Activating by Lancome. I am soon turning 32 and my skin is beginning to thin. I think this serum should be given credit for making my skin more supple. I have only tried this for two weeks and it has been showing results already.

I got my sample after my facial at Lancome. This experience was also wonderful it deserves a post of its own!

Here is my experience. :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Defying Gravity

Rating: 5 2/5

I just found out that petroleum and mineral oil are bad for the skin. They just stay there atop the skin and they just worsen things, these products will make you older!!! Never going Jergens again! I checked the bottle and found out this contained all these things.

My staple lotion right now is, believe it or not, Jergen's Age Defying lotion. I am now 31 and I recognize that I have to apply lotion as often as I can. I have not been faithfully doing this but I am trying *hehe!*. I find it time consuming to apply lotion but this lotion has kept my skin moisturized and my bank account happier. :) When I do not have the time, I slather the lotion on my breasts because I really think it is important that they are moisturized. :)
This lotion is very cheap, economical and hygienic because of the dispenser. My siblings are also happy because this does not have a strong scent. I have finished two giant bottles of this and today I am going to go out to get another giant bottle. :)

Since this is a lot cheaper than Kiehl's or even Body Shop, do not expect the results to be as immediate but in the long run, it will really moisturize your skin.

For those in search of an everyday lotion, I highly recommend this.

I have emptied two giant bottles and now I realize that I was soh wrong!!! 
Really sorry about this. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wax On, Wax Off

Rating: 4/5

Last week I went to Boracay so two days before I went, I went to the salon. The rain would not let up so instead of going to Strip: The Ministry of Waxing in Makati, I ended up going to LayBare Salon at the Mall of Asia. I was worried that they might double dip but I was relieved when I found out their wax are already pre-packed in small containers. They use honey so they have blobs of sticky honey in the container and this is what is used for the client. I only had my underarms did because I think the honey wax would hurt if used for a Brazilian. That and, well... I did not think I would be able to go to the beach as often as I did last March because I was master of ceremonies a the conference which meant I was cooped up in the session hall for most parts. Now in hindsight though... I think I did the right thing *haha!*!

I also had my tummy done so it is smooth and fuzz free. I do not have a hairy tummy but I do not like the baby hair showing. :) The wax got almost all my underarm hair but there were still baby hair in my tummy after the treatment hence the rating.

The technician was very friendly but I think she was not very professional. The technicians outside (those who were not doing much) were also very noisy outside so the place did not seem relaxing. The Strip provides more privacy and is more quiet and more relaxing. I do not think I would ever opt for a Brazilian at a place other than The Strip. LayBare's rates are so much cheaper though. They only charge 150Php for waxing of underarms.

I am also considering getting underarm hair removal treatment using diodes. I might go to Makati Medical Center because they are just charging 4,192Php per session and I am sure there will be doctors there. Facial Care Center can give me 50% discount and I will be able to get 8 sessions for only 28,000Php but the technicians there will not be doctors. I think I prefer Makati Medical Center. If you are planning to get yours done, do not pluck or wax for weeks. For now I am not plucking... I am still thinking about this still actually. I do not know what to do yet. :)

I will keep you posted! :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lip Service

Rating: 5/5
The lip balm that I am super addicted to right now is the Shiseido lip balm. It is in a silver tube and is orange in color. My lips have not cracked since I started using this. Unfortunately, this is only available in Japan. This is made in Japan and is super effective. I am sorry I keep on using the word super but this is really the best word that can think of. To give you an idea, I finished the tube that I got last October to the last gunk hehe... From tube I turned it into mush so I can still use it *hehe*! This does not have a strong scent and is very light. I do not use ot before sleeping, I only apply it before applying lip color.
A tube costs around 500Php. It is not that bad for a Shiseido product. Mine lasted for eight months.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


<bold> Rating: 3/5 </bold>
I tried Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 anti-aging cream and I was reminded why I stopped using it in the first place. People were complimentin me how radiant my skin looked. I think it's because of the luminous particles. However, I really feel that my pores became larger by using this product. So I stopped.
Instead, I have reverted toy trusted brand Shiseido. I will talk about this later on.
The scent of Olay is nice, packaging is hygeinic and economical but I am not going to use it in a long while.
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