Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Snoe Sabstance High Intensity Powder Blush Review + Swatches

 I was surprised by my Phonepal, makeup artist and sweet blogger friend, Sabs Hernandez when I received a message from her regarding this newest release from Snoe Beauty. Snoe Beauty offers the newest Sabstance Blushes in collaboration with Sabs Hernandez. Sabstance offers a wide range of highly pigmented powder blushes. This line comes in ten shades: Joy, Patience, Courage, Hope, Just, Faith, Respect, Love, Honor and Wisdom.
These blushes come with a puff and a is housed in a cute pink compact with mirror. Reading through the ingredients with Acai Berry, Pomegranate and Amazonian Clay, I can't help but think of Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blush. :) Now, this is our proudly Pinoy version right here!
The packaging is very sleek and portable. I like the mirror included in it and it contains 8 grams of product. I am not a fan of the puff included in it. I always prefer using a blush brush in applying my blushes to prevent any streaky or excessive application. 

I got two shades Patience and Hope. I was fervently hoping that I would receive (errhmmm...all shades?. asa!kidding) the dark mauvey pink shade because the fall season is here. I fell in love with Patience. The color screams "ito gurl ang perfect sa skin tone mo!!" haha I dismissed the thought of wearing Hope when I saw the blue tone pink shade. It looked so cool toned on the pan I was dead sure that it will not look nice on me.
Patience is light peachy/orange hue. This is perfect for those with warm skin tones. It looks so flattering on me and gives me that glow on my cheeks. It reminds me of my MAC Melba Blush.
Hope is a cool toned medium slightly purplish pink. On the pan, it looks abundantly blue toned on so many levels. Diba? Once applied on my cheeks, it turns into one of my most wearable pink that doubles as a brightener on my medium skin tone. Everytime I wear this, Mestizang hilaw ang peg ko.
These blushes are very pigmented. I just need a light swirl on the pan to get my desired coverage. These blushes are very soft and blendable. They are quite long lasting which can last up to 4 hours on me without retouching. 
What I Love About These Blushes:
1. The Snoe Sabstance Blushes has 10 shades to choose from. 
2. The blushes are pigmented but blends naturally on my skin. you can refer to my photos above.
3. The blushes are blendable and easy to apply. The sponge applicator is somehow useful but I still prefer using my Ellana stippling kabuki brush to apply pigmented blushes for that soft airbrushed finish.
4. This lasts 3-4 hours on me. By lunchtime (in the office), I would less likely retouch because the colors stay put on my cheeks by leaving a faint natural flush on me. 
5. The packaging is very compact and it has a small mirror. This is perfect for women who loves retouching and those who do their makeup inside the car or public utility vehicle/mrt  (ahem). 
6. These blushes are made of skin friendly ingredients such as Amazonian clay, Acai Berry, Acerola Cherry and pomegranate.
7. I am not a blush addict because my cheeks tend to develop rashes through repeated/daily use of blushes, so, I skip it once in a while and play with lipsticks instead. This blush did not cause me any rashes or breakout that is why I love using it for everyday wear. 
8. Available locally at Snoe Branches

What I disliked about these Blushes
1. For a local brand, the price is  quite steep.
2. My blush in Hope crumbled (without me dropping it) easily. Waahh..Thanks to Alcohol, I immediately resurrected it.
3. No shade name written on the compact. 

Overall, these blushes are currently a mainstay in my makeup kit. I have been using them for almost the whole month of September. I highly recommend this blush to those with sensitive skin because of its skin friendly ingredients and the fact that it did not cause me any rashes, these blushes are worth raving for. 

I will choose another winner for rafflecopter Giveaway! Sorry for the delayed updates. Time management is my waterloo as of the moment. :)

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Review

These products were sent to me by Yves Rocher. I hesitated at first because the line Sebo Vegetal is for combination to oily skin and y'all know I have combination to dry skin. So kiber na lang kasi I thought of my siblings and the fiance. They have very oily skin, so, in case I will not like these products I will just give it to them. Ganon ako kabait! Chos! I was surprised that I got almost the whole line but not the mattifying gel which I would love to try talaga (not as a skin care product per se but as a primer). Did you know that Yves Rocher is the no. one of the skin care brand in France? IKR! Sosyal!!

Yves ROcher developed a baikal powder and incorporated it in their Sebo Vegetal Line. This Baikal Powder is specially formulated to for combination for combination to oily skin.

Okay. My general thought on this Sebo Vegetal line is that---the products smell amaazing! They smell super fresh and very clean (but not too fragrant for my taste).  The line has that organic and herbal-ish feel to it because of the green packaging. (hmm.. kaya nga vegetal,, I am assuming vegetal refers to vegetables? )
Purifying Gel Cleeanser -Php 495

This is very gentle gel cleanser. I am in love with this product. As in! It works well for my dry sensitive skin although it is primarily designed for those with oily skin. This cleanser feels so good and refreshing after every use and remarkably, it does not make skin feel tight. I use this every night to remove excess sebum and to prevent my skin from acne.
It is a gel type facial cleanser that lathers really well. 
Purifying Micellar Water 2in1 -Php 495

I have been hearing a lot about Micellar water primarily due to world wide rave of Bioderma. (na hindi ko pa nattry hehe). Micellar Waters first gained their popularity in Paris. The purpose of Micellar water is to clean the skin by removing impurities and eliminating excess sebum and at the same time, this acts as a makeup remover. I used this to remove my makeup and it works. Hindi ko ineexpect that it can remove my mascara.  I just placed the cotton pad on top of my eyes and wait for my lashes and lid to absorb the product and afterwards I gently rub it off. And viola, no makeup! I just experienced a bit of warm/hot sensation on my lids which I do not get whenever I use my Ponds Cold Cream. This also works as a toner but I use this as a makeup remover. My skin feels so clean and refreshed after every use of this product.  I am even tempted to skip cleanser especially on nights when I feel awfully tired with work because this gets the job (of removing my makeup) done really well.
Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Pore Minimizing Serum - Php 1195

This is perfect for those with oily skin because it settles instantly once applied. It is a bit liquidy but dries  quickly. I used this more than five times I think but stopped using it because I do not large pores to deal with. I noticed that it made my skin felt tighter after every use. I gave my bottle to my fiance who needs this badly. I wonder if this is working for him.. :)
Sebo Vegetal Zero Blemish Gel Cream - Php 795

This has a very thick/heavy creamy gel consistency but once applied it feels light and  is easily absorbed by the skin. It reminds me of Neutrogena Hydroboost but this cream feels like a splash of hydrating water on the face. This is one of the products that I have been enjoying in this line. I have been using it daily. And I have already gone through 1/4 of the product and if you could discern on the picture I have scooped out a lot of product in there. I use two kinds of moisturizers daily to keep my skin well hydrated and this is one of my daily moisturizers. I am quite impressed with this product, in particular, because  it gives my skin that extra boost of hydration.  This one has been keeping my inverted pimples at bay too.
Over all, I find this line very nice and surprisingly, the products worked well on my combination to dry skin. I highly recommend the cleanser and zero blemish cream to my readers. Considering that these products are made in France and they are affordable (hello 495 na cleanser na Made in France, why not?), I am highly considering buying their products again but I want to try their hydra vegetal line instead. The hydra Vegetal line is suited for normal to dry skin.

Have you tried any product from Yves Rocher?

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September Giveaway

Good morning loves! It is one rainy Friday morning and I want to share with a very late September Giveaway. For this giveaway, one winner will receive the following:

Watsons Foot Treats Powder 
Physiogel Cleanser
Ponds White Beauty Cream
Tony Moly Lovely Eyeliner Pencil
Asian Secrets Lulur Scrub
Skin White Advance Toner
A Bamboo Travel Brush Set
Ellana  Minerals eyeshadow/ bronzer in Brilliance
Pixy Waterproof Mascara
Himalayas Nourishing Skin Cream
Royale Beauty Lipstick in Soft Garnet (from Beauty and Wellness by Yassy Roxas)

This is open to my Philippine Readers only.

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