February 27, 2018

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50 PA+++ review

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50+

It's almost March, and before we know it, summer is just around the corner. We all know the importance of applying sunscreen all year round. It protects the skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays. The higher the spf, the better. I know it is easier said than done, 'coz I am also guilty of NOT applying sunscreen. Hahaha! 

Applying my base with spf 30-50 is just enough for me. Yeah i know, i should apply a separate sunscreen. I always hated applying anything with a high spf ‘coz I've noticed that I usually break out the following day. That’s why I avoided applying sunscreens... until I tried  a sample of this product. 

I got the sample when I purchased my Dr. Jart BB cream from a Korean seller.  I immediately tested it, and woaaah I was impressed! Read on to find out why :)
If you are an avid reader of my blog, you’ll know that I don’t usually wear foundations (except for special occasions). I prefer my everyday base to be light on the skin while at the same time has spf. Dr Jart is a brand not new to me. I have been using their BB creams for years (10 yrs to be exact). I have tried a LOT of BB creams but I always stick to this brand. I am just hiyang with it. 

My favorite face base - Dr. Jart Rejuvenating Silver Label Spf 35+ BB cream
Retails for Php 1,800 at Sephora Ph.

On to my review of the Sun Fluid =)

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50+

What it is: 
A sunscreen with a fresh feeling that protects from UV rays and fine dust. 

What it is formulated to do: 
This formula provides powerful sun protection and a cationic shield that blocks fine dust to protect the skin. By utilizing the characteristics of magnets that repel each other, it is designed to have the same electrical charge as fine dust in order to form a protective skin barrier. Cypress water and seaweed extract purify the skin while soothing and moisturizing. The liquid gel formulation is moist without being sticky to impart immediate moisture for a refreshing burst of hydration. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
- Parabens 
- Sulfates 

What else you need to know: 
This product is dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, and free of tar dyes, talc, artificial fragrances, BHT, triclosan, sulfate-based surfactants, mineral oils, triethanolamine, chlorphenesin, and benzophenone-5.

Where to purchase:

Sephora US for $34

Sephora PH for Php 1,600

Althea Korea for Php 1,600

Bought mine at Althea during their clearance sale for Php 600.
I waited for it to go on sale before purchasing a bottle. This is the most expensive suncreen I have ever tried. Japanese sunscreens like Biore is available at Watsons and are only priced less than Php 500. 

Dr. Jart UV Fluid ingredients list

It contains a lot of natural ingredients like Orange oil, Lavender oil, Peppermint, Bergamot, Rose flower, Chamomile, and Myrrha oil.

Dr. Jart UV Sun fluid swatches

Slightly blended

Notice its watery texture?

When blended

-lightweight and non-sticky
-texture is so light, just like water
-absorbs quickly
-has peppermint extracts for a cooling sensation when applied
-my face doesn’t look oily after a few hours unlike other sunscreens 
-doesn’t have a strong sunblock scent
-i don’t have negative reactions like breakouts and allergies
-good for all skin types
-contains natural extracts (see ingredients list)
-doesn’t leave a white cast
-doesn't contain parabens and sulfates

-expensive (but contains 100ml)
-not available locally in the Philippines

If you are looking for a  sunscreen that is mild for everyday use and non-sticky, I highly recommend this! I know it is kinda expensive but I think this will last you more than 6 months, so it is worth it in the long run.

Care to share your favorite sunscreen/sunblock?

Till next time,

February 18, 2018

MAC Studio Correct and Conceal Palette in Light swatches

If you have been reading my previous posts, you'll know that my Holy grail concealer is MAC Studio Finish. I use it as undereye concealer and for hiding blemishes.
Imagine my delight when my friend from the US, Dona gifted me this concealer palette. 

A professional palette of four concealers and two corrector shades in a medium colour wave. Enriched with antioxidants and suited for all skin types, they can be used individually or combined to match any skin tone. Emollient-based formula delivers medium to full buildable coverage in a natural finish. Helps to correct skin tone and conceal dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks.

6 g / 0.21 US oz.

This concealer palette retails for $35 at www.maccosmetics.com

My favorite brush to apply this concealer is the MAC 242 Synthetic shader brush ($25).
I love it 'coz it is versatile, it can be used for powder or cream products like packing on eyeshadow, applying cream bases or paint pots.

Close-up of the palette

NC15     |  W10
NC20      |  NW20

It is so convenient to bring because of its size, I don't have to bring separate concealers during travel. For reference, here it is compared to the Studio Finish concealer.

 Flourescent lighting

Natural lighting

Overall, I'm in love with this palette! The shades included in this concealer/corrector palette fits my NC15-NC20 skintone. It has everything I need to highlight, hide undereye circles, and cover blemishes. If you buy individual shades of Studio Finish concealer it costs Php 1,100 each, this palette costs around 2k and you'll get 6 shades already.

What's your favorite concealer palette?

Till next time, 

January 31, 2018

Colourpop Golden State of Mind Review and Swatches

After one to two months of contemplating and lemming for this palette, I finally gave in and bought one. I love shimmery shades for eyeshadows, so this is too pretty to pass!
Gaahhh... I knew I have to get one before this one goes out of stock - forever! 
This palette is Limited Edition, by the way.

This palette retails for $26 at Colourpop's website.

It has 15 shades and weighs 1 gram each, so it sums up to 15 grams for the whole palette.
For reference, each individual Colourpop Supershock eyeshadow weighs 2.1 grams and retails for $5 each.

Close-up of the palette


First row
Golden Egg: pinky beige with turquoise glitter
Pay the Piper: icy blue
GRLFRND: pink with violet glitter
Zero Clue: vibrant warm yellow
Watch Out: golden ivory with pink glitter

Second row
Drizzle: icy baby pink
Uptight: rose gold
Can't Stop: icy champagne ivory
Sparkler: silvery bronze
Unsupervised: pink champagne

Third row
Lust in Time: medium cool rose
Mind Tricks: icy blackened purple
Wing Woman: red brown with green and gold glitter
Heads or Tales: icy cranberry
Tinker Time: blackened antique gold with blue glitter

I have noticed that the shades look darker on the pan than on the swatches.

- affordable
-compact and lightweight
- unscented
-pigmented even without primer
-easy to apply
- it has a nice selection of neutral shades that can be used during daytime or nighttime.

- doesn't have a matte shade (but it doesn't bother me, I can use a separate transition shade)
- some may find it too shimmery or glittery
-some shades are crumbly

To avoid glitter fall-outs, this eyeshadow is best applied with your fingertips or a firm synthetic brush dampened with water or setting spray.

I highly recommend this palette if you are a fan of shimmery eyeshadows! 

Till next time,

Till next time,

December 11, 2017

Innisfree Skincare review

Hello Shopcoholics! If you’ve followed me on Instagram, you'll know that I love Innisfree's Green Tea skin care line. I had it in my cart for a few months but I was hesitant to buy the full sized bottles at first because I am not sure if it will work for me.

 I saw a trial kit available at Shopee for less than 300 pesos and decided to give it a try. In fairness, the mini sizes lasted for more than a month, and I am surprised with the results. After trying it out, I was confident to buy the full sized ones and I am very glad that the green tea line works for me. 

Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin Toner- a milky liquid that restores  moisture to the skin. It doesn't sting and absorbs quickly. 

Innisfree Green Tea Serum - I love that this serum is non-sticky and feels so lightweight on the skin. You can use it during nighttime or before makeup for a dewy look. This is one of Innisfree's best sellers and is highly raved by bloggers and youtubers. 

Innisfre Green Tea Fresh Essence - I only use it during daytime as to control the oil on my T-zone. This is a gel-like moisturiser and is good for people with combination to oily skin. 

Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion - a lightweight moisturiser that is non-greasy and absorbs quickly. It is easy to spread and doesn't feel heavy.

Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cream - this is the final step of my skincare routine. I usually apply this after the lotion to seal the moisture on my skin. I alternate this with 
Woonjin's Water bomb cream (review to follow soon) depending on my mood.   

Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping pack - this cream has tiny beads called nutrition capsules that burst upon application. I use this once or twice a week.

Innisfree Jeju volcanic cleansing foam- i love that this cleanser removes makeup residue but doesn't strip my skin of its natural oils. 

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask - this is also one of Innisfree's best sellers. I only use it once a week to declog my pores. My skin feels refreshed and soft afterwards. 

In addition to the products above, I am a fan of korean sheet masks. I am loving the ones from Nature Republic and Innisfree. I keep some of my masks in the fridge coz I love the cooling effect. 

After using the green tea line for  6 months, I’ve noticed that my skin feels so much smoother, hydrated, and clear looking. I know there's a lot of products in my skincare routine, but I always enjoy applying it as it relaxes me. And the results are so worth it. 

By the way, you can buy all the products mentioned at Althea Korea’s shop HERE.

All items are 100% authentic and shipped directly from Korea. They offer free shipping for orders Php 999 and above.

Till next time,

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