Sunday, March 19, 2017

Enter a collagen box and go back to baby skin in 1.5 hours!

Collagen is naturally occurring in our bodies, but it won't hurt to add more of it to our life. I personally feel like a Tita already so I'm fascinated how it comes in many forms - powder, hot pot (YUM!), and Red Light Collagen Therapy at Beauty Lab Whitening (which is my favorite beauty indulgence to date).

I've done a detailed review of Beauty Lab Whitening's Whitening Solution Full Body Treatment a couple of months back, and just recently I've had my fourth session. Delinquent client, I know. Haha! You can even do 3 treatments in the span of a week for maximum results if you like. My treatments were spaced far apart since I just go whenever I have an OT-free Saturday or if I'm already super stressed. (What a way to pamper my skin!)
 
  
My favorite time to go to BGC is on a chill Saturday morning since I think everyone's still asleep and there's no traffic. LOL! Whenever I arrive, I just head straight to the changing room and trade my clothes for a bathrobe. You don't have to bring anything since they provide everything - even shower cap, disposable undies, and "hotel" slippers.
 

This is what happens during the Whitening Solution Full Body Treatment:


First step is face and body exfoliation, and I have decided that this one's my favorite part of the treatment since it feels so good! The scrub they use isn't gritty but it does the job really well. It doubles as a massage, too. I'm curious with the Suaviss Balancing Toner since it felt rather refreshing on my skin. (Might give it a try soon!)


After scrubbing, a pre-conditioning cream was applied to my face and entire body. This one whitens the skin and prevents melanin from forming. It also contains hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin! (My face already feels so smooth at this point!)


Finally, time to enter the famed R-630 Collagen Machine! Every time the red lights are turned on, it never fails to amaze me. These Cosmedico Collagen Pro Beauty lamps are made in Germany, and are 100% safe. Zero risks, side effects, and downtime! This ray therapy can activate collagen cells that play a crucial role in anti-aging, so the skin becomes tighter and healthier. It also decreases the activity of melanin cells, giving the skin a pinkish white glow!


I stayed in the machine for a good 15 minutes less the bathrobe. I wore a pair of goggles to prevent glare, but this light is safe for the eyes. You can plug in your phone and enjoy music so you won't get bored. As for me, I just sang with my arms raised up so the red light hits even my underarms. (Of course I wanted whiter and smoother underarms! Who doesn't?) 😁 Inside the machine, it was warm but not stuffy since there are overhead fans.


Here's a no filter selfie right after the last step, which is the post conditioning cream application. This step targets melanin cells and protects the skin with SPF 20. It also locks in the nutrients from the treatment, and gives the skin that immediate one shade lighter effect. I (especially my face) always come out reddish when I come out of the R-630 Collagen Machine, but the redness tones down once my body gets accustomed to room temperature. What I've consistently noticed from every session I have is that the Red Light Collagen Therapy kills off the painful acne that's about to emerge from my face. For example, I can feel a pimple underneath my skin today, if I go and have this treatment done, the pimple would change its mind and not come out anymore. Super love it! 👍 This treatment could work for those with acne or bacne. Also, I can notice the whitening effect the most on my arms, since it has always been darker than the rest of my body. Now it's evening out! After the treatment, I didn't feel the need to put on a lot of makeup, just lipstick! (Evidence is here!)
 

These are ALL the benefits you can get from the treatment! I've previously shared a discount code which has helped some of my readers, so I'll still share it again later. But first, let me share with you this feedback from one of my readers who emailed me after getting the treatment done! 💛
 

I'm so happy it has worked well for Percy (and others), too! 😍 Dearest readers, feel free to share with me your Beauty Lab Whitening experiences as well!

Rates:
Whitening Solution Full Body Treatment

  • Regular price - P5,000/session
  • Gold (5 sessions) - P19,500
  • Diamond (8 sessions) - P27,000
  • Platinum (10 sessions + home care product) - P33,500

Whitening Solution Facial Treatment
  • Regular price - P2,500/session
  • Gold (5 sessions) - P11,000
  • Diamond (8 sessions) - P14,000
  • Platinum (10 sessions) - P16,000

If you want to try this service too, just mention the code BLWHELEN10 and enjoy a 10% discount on everything - be it a session, an entire package, or even their skincare products! 😗 Call 546-4601 to book your appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. They're open everyday from 10AM to 10PM.

Another tip: For commuters, Bonifacio Stopover now has a bus stop if you're taking the BGC Bus. Just take the West Route! 💙

Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss Lab White
Address: Unit 304, 3/F, Bonifacio Stopover, 31st Street cor. 2nd Avenue Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Website: www.labwhite.com
Facebook: Beauty Lab Whitening PH
Instagram: @BeautyLabWhiteningPH

Love,
Helen

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Flormar Deluxe Cashmere Lipstick

These Flormar Deluxe Cashmere Lipsticks are part of my Beauty Backstage haul. While I am a huge fan of matte lipstick over glossy ones, I was told that the Deluxe Cashmere Lipstick is a bestseller here in the Philippines so I got curious! During the event, I had a hard time picking which shade(s) to get since I wanted a LOT, but I managed to narrow my choices down to these two. These lippies are actually my introduction to the Turkish brand. 😊


DELUXE CASHMERE STYLO Special formula that combines the finest colour pigments with an infusion of last generation moisture - boosting complex. Orchid Complex leaves the lips smooth and provides moisturizing. Fights free radicals and reduces appearance of fine lip lines. Shea butter and Cacao butter gives hydration and protection to the lips with mild and soothing effect. A full basket of anti-oxidants loaded formula leaves lips wrapped in light glossy color, comfort, nourishing and protection.

Sounds promising, right? Time to put them to the test!

Flormar Deluxe Cashmere Lipstick in DC26 Festive Burgundy

Festive Burgundy

On the tube, it looks darker but it shows up as a lighter berry hue. It's a very wearable shade you can use everyday, and not just during festive occasions even if the shade name says otherwise. When my Mom was looking for a lipstick to use for my sister's graduation ceremony, this was her pick among all my lipsticks!


However, it's a shade I know I have seen before. When I checked my stash, I found the exact dupe for it (SilkyGirl Moisture Boost Lipcolor Balm in Wine). HUHU! Duplicate makeup! I felt sad, but I'm the one who chose this shade so you can say that I like the color. Haha 😝

Flormar Deluxe Cashmere Lipstick in DC30 Austere Brown

Austere Brown

When I saw this shade on the display, I knew I was going to get it immediately! It looked dark and vampy on the tube, exactly how I want my lipstick to be on days when I feel I need something more powerful than red lipstick. Austere Brown does not disappoint at all! It's a brown shade that looks fierce and it makes the teeth look whiter. (In person, this looks more brown than red.) It reminds me of Revlon's Wine Not, but that one had sucky texture, and this one from Flormar is the bomb! This one looks very sophisticated. Because I love bold lipstick like that, I also wear this to work. Ganun talaga! 💋

Austere Brown in action! (Hi, Lala! 💖)
Glowing skin care of Beauty Lab Whitening - I am on my 4th session and counting! 😉

Both shades of the Flormar Deluxe Cashmere Lipsticks I've tried have the same smooth texture and glide. They stay on fairly long for a moisturizing lipstick. They don't fade when you drink or snack, but they wear off after a full meal. In person, they're not too glossy, but they make the lips look and feel healthy.

Pros:
  • Pretty packaging
  • Production and expiry dates are indicated
  • Contains orchid complex to combat lip lines
  • Contains shea and cacao butter to moisturize
  • Very hydrating but doesn't budge! 
  • Very mild (almost unnoticeable) scent
  • Pigmented
  • Wide color selection
  • Fair price for its quality

Cons:
  • Unsealed (mine was when I got it)
  • The cap could be improved so it won't open easily

Price: P399
Available at SM Beauty and Watsons

I'm pleased with my first Flormar product(s). Looking forward to trying more from the brand! I'm testing the Flormar Illuminating Make-up Base next! 😍

Love,
Helen

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Céleteque DermoCosmetics Long-Wear Eyeshadow Palette

The eyes are the windows to the soul, so make sure they always look gorgeous! I'm admittedly lazy with eye makeup and I can't be bothered with doing it everyday just for work, but on the days that I do, I feel more confident! 😁 I'm a fan of the neutral eye look, so I was thrilled to see the shade range from the new Céleteque DermoCosmetics Long-Wear Eyeshadow Palettes. The palettes come in 3 very wearable shades - Pink Orchid, Warm Brown, and Smokey Grey. Today, I'm going to swatch and review two of them for you!



Céleteque DermoCosmetics always has a unique feature with their products and their Long-Wear Eyeshadow Palette is no different. Each palette contains a lightweight primer, 3 complementary neutral eyeshadows, and a dual-ended applicator.


Because the brand is all about fusing skincare and makeup, this product contains Shea Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), and Evening Primrose Oil to help the eyelids retain moisture for a smooth texture and easy application.

This palette is easy to use, even for makeup newbies. Just apply the primer all over the lid. Sweep the lightest color across the entire lid from the lash line to the brow bone to create an even base, define the lids using the medium color, then use the darkest color to contour and create dimension.

Pink Orchid (with primer)

Pink Orchid (when worn)

While I usually gravitate towards browns, the Pink Orchid palette came off as a surprising favorite. The last time I loved pink eyeshadow was during my college days, but this palette has a romantic combination that can be used for bridal makeup. I'm loving how the mauve shade tones down the light pink eyeshadow, resulting to a natural look. This one's perfect for work and date nights!
 
Warm Brown

While I expected to like the Warm Brown palette more, I found the medium and dark shades too warm (reddish) for my light skin. (This would look lovely on morena skin tone though!) Because I'm boring, I loved the lightest shade. Haha! It's a nice skin tone base that makes me look like I'm not wearing makeup, but it brightens up my eye area nicely.

The eyeshadows are smooth and easy to blend, but they can be powdery, so I advise using this with a brush or the applicator that comes with it (and not fingers). The primer is a nice touch, as it makes the eyeshadows more vivid, but on my oily lids this product didn't hold up the entire day. It was intact for about half a day before it began to settle around my crease. On dry to normal skin, I don't see this as a problem though.

Price: P725
Available at all Watson's stores nationwide

Facebook: Céleteque Dermo
Instagram: @celetequedermo

You may backread my Céleteque DermoCosmetics reviews here! 💙

Love,
Helen

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