Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Please forgive me for not blogging in so very very long. Just had so much on my plate with work and starting a family and the entire sha-bam. But that’s life and now that I am starting to get a groove back into things I am going to get back into blogging again. Since I have been away I have been able to try out some really great products and some not so much. What I really wanted to share with you all is a product I have been trying out for the last 3 and ½ months. Its called One ‘n’ Only – Aragan Oil Treatment By BaByliss Pro.

The one thing I just must say is that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. Having fine hair and wanting to just simply add some shine to it without making it feel so oily and greasy with all these versions of shine serums just basically nothing worked for me other than the KMS Hair Serum.
Written on the Bottle:
Aragan Oil Treatment – Derived from Moroccan Aragan Trees.
Aragan Oil Treatment instantly absorbs into the hair for smoothness, shine and conditioning, leaves no oily residue.

Directions:Apply a small amount to wet or dry hair.

This treatment is good to help frizz, as a heat protectant, color protectant and I have even heard it even gives your hair UV protection. So to me this is a all in one leave in hair treatment. I use it usually just after washing my hair at night or just before styling my hair to go out. And I have even done double applications without washing out my hair, and it still does not make my hair feel oily, but rather it leaves it easy to manage, smooth, and looking healthy.

In Australia a 100mL bottle usually retails for about $35 so with the current exchange rate its approximately Php 1610.00 a bottle.
And then they have 7.4mL bottles that will retail between $5- $7 which is approximately Php230 – Php 322 .

Considering that I have been usuing the 7.4mL bottle for about 3 and ½ months and still have 1/3 of the bottle left with almost using it daily is great for its price. My hair is relatively long but it is fine, but the amount of product you use really is like half a pea size. It goes a long way.
There are also other products called Moroccan oil that I still have yet to try, that usually a fair bit expensive. But so far in my eyes they seem to do very similar things if not the same.



- It’s affordable – comparing to the amount of product you use. I will probably use one 100mL bottle for an entire year maybe even longer.
- It’s a multifunctional product
- Leaves hair smooth, easy to manage, no frizz, heat,color and UV protectant.
- not sure if its available locally in the Philippines.

RATING - 4.5 stars out of 5 just because its not locally available everywhere. But other than that its AMAZING!

So anyway ladies and gents if you get a chance to try this amazing product! Do so because I am sure you will not regret it.

                               Some other products by One 'n' Only

DISCLAIMER: Photos were burrowed from google seach to display the product. And I was not paid or sponsored in anyway to do this review. I paid for the item fully.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Dry Skin problems??? All creams, serums and faces masks just don't seem to cut it? Well here is something that you might not have tried, and what is wonderful about this face scrub is that anyone can just whip it up in their kitchen in no time.

This home made scrub has been around for a very long time.

All you need is:

2 or 3 Tablespoons - Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( It needs to be extra virgin)
1/2 cup                 - Sugar ( not artificial sweeteners) 
2 Tablespoons       - Honey (not maple syrup)
1                         - Mixing Stick
1                         - Small Container w/Lid


 Add 2 or 3 tbsp of olive oil

add 2 tbsp of honey 

add 1/2 of sugar 

mix everything together

Put the extra virgin olive oil, honey and sugar into the container, then mix together. 

This is the finished product.

How to apply:

First ensure your face is clean and makeup free. 

Use a spatula and get a small amount, about the size of the tip of your pinky should be enough for your entire face, and scrub into your face for 60 seconds, then rinse off.

You should instantly feel your face feel smooth and moisturized.

If you feel you need more moisture, continue and apply your moisturizer. 


Do not store this scrub in the fridge, because the mixture will harden up and become hard to use.
You can store it in your pantry, with the lid tightly closed to prevent ants from getting into it. It should not go bad for at least a month.

Fun Facts:
-      Olive Oil does not clog up your pores, although it does contain vitamin E, which you will find in a lot of your creams and serums, this is what keeps our looking healthy and moisturized. What’s also wonderful about olive oil is that if you ever run out of makeup remover, olive oil is another great option.

Personal Opinion:

I discovered this scrub watching one of my favorite makeup guru's Michelle Phan on youtube.
I have tried this scrub. The inital smell of this scrub is not pleasant. But once applied you can not smell it any more. After finishing applying and rinsing off, I feel my skin instantly smooth and clear from any flaking and dry skin. 

I really suggest if you can't find something to assist your dry skin problems in 
creams and serums, or you just want to save some money. This is definitely a great alternative.

Keep Aspiring!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


summer new

SUMMER IS NOW HERE, the heat is now hitting us, packing away those winter clothes, buying our new summer dresses, flip flops, bikini's and refreshing our entire looks with bright new blues, greens, golds and so on.

So here is your chance to get a great new set of cosmetics that will help you refresh that whole look of yours.

It is time to whip out those makeup brushes and some of those colors you barely use and create something fresh and exciting and have a chance to 
WIN Php 2700.00 worth of MOI Cosmetics.
All you have to do is click on the image above to go to the mechanics, email your entries to  

Here are the details below 


You can create any look that you would wear out this summer. Use as many colors as your heart desires. Just make sure that
it would be something you would wear out. It does not have to be over the top, simple also stands out.


By this we mean super over the top. This is for your creative side, allow your imagination to go wild, and create anything.

You may join either category or even both, To increase your chances on winning. Although please note that you can not win both major prizes, Lets be fair on everyone.

2 x MAJOR PRIZES include

1x 20 piece brush set w/pouch
1x MOI Cosmetics 88 warm palette
1x MOI Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow ( your choice of color, depending on availability)
1x MOI Cosmetics sample size cosmetic glitter (You choice of color, depending on availability)
1x Makeup Headband
1x Collagen Face Mask

WORTH : Php 2700.00

Additional items may be included depending on the progress of the competition.



All you need to do in order to be eligible to participate is to follow the mechanics.

So have fun girls and guys.

Till next time.


As you my fellow readers and bloggers, will now be aware of my constant search for a answer to my acne problems without spending all my money.
I believe I have now found my answer.

I have stumbled across the SOS (Save Our Skin) Solution treatment. It is available in your local Watson’s pharmacy for only P100.00.  It contains Clindamycin Phosphate, 1%  Tropical solution with Vitamin E.

It says on the bottle:
Clindamycin 1% Tropical Solution with vitamin E is a tropical antibiotic which contains an antioxidant use in the treatment of acne vulgans. The combination of antibiotic and Vitamin E’s natural skin repairing  substance is an innovation that can prevent, heal acne as well as acne lesions and scarring.

I am very weary of what I put on my skin, since lately certain products have been making me break out more than ever.  Although I have been using this product for just about a week now and I have seen a big improvement in my skin and the reduction of acne and scarring.

I really love this product and I will continue to use this product to treat my acne issues.

Wash affected area gently with soap and water.  You may use warm, moist compress to open the clogged pores. Shake SOS roll on and apply topically by gently  rolling SOS on the affected area. When applying  around the face, avoid the eye area. Use SOS once or twice a day depending on the severity. To fully enjoy the benefits of SOS, it is recommended to use up to 12 weeks for  total healing.

The roll-on type of bottle makes it easy to apply to the face without wasting a lot of product, although this is a treatment that you would not want to share with anyone, just for the hygiene reason.
I personally apply this solution twice a day once before I sleep and before I go out for the day.
Available Locally
Easy to use

Not hygienic

Overall rating:
I give this product a 4.5 out of 5 I really love this product, although for the hygiene reason I less the .5
So if you simply cant find anything else that works for you, try this SOS Tropical Solution.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Hey readerz,

I guess its about time to finally get back to blogging again after this insanely busy holiday season. My family has been and gone from the good old land down under - Australia, to visit us and the rest of the family here for the Christmas season. Oh, it was a good time, although to be honest, you know when a big family gets together you can't escape thoes unecessary fights we all have. But thats life, I wouldn't have it any other way. So I hope you all had a good holiday season.

Anyway back to the actual review of this blog.

So as you all know I was trying out the Clean & Clear Acne Control Kit, hoping it was the answer to all my prayers for all my acne problems lately.

Unfortunately to be honest, This kit did not do me much good at all. I thought after the first few days of use I was seeing my skin clear up. But unfortunately after day and night during 2-3 weeks of use I had no results, my skin was still popping up with annoying acne and it just would not go away.

I was not happy at all, given that I had to attend a few weddings and parties, the last thing I want is acne showing through all my photos.

So here are the pros & cons of my experience for this product.

- Affordable
- Available Locally
- Most of clean & clear lines are effective unfortunately for this one it is not for me.
- Easy to apply with a simple step to step program
- Nice packaging

- Does not work for me

Overal Rating:

This is a nice product, especially if it works for you, Just unfortunately it did not for me at all. I wont be repurchasing this product again :(

So after I determined that I was not happy with the clean & clear acne control kit, I just tried to make sure I washed it morning and night with facial wipes or soap. Gradually over a few weeks of doing this, my face was getting clearer - YAY. It wasn't removing everything and I still had acne marks left on my forehead, but it was going away. But I decided to go for a chemical peel at my local facial center for PHP 400.00. Usually you get it for PHP 1500.00 at other facial clinics. So I figured why not give it a shot, since I have watched a co-worker's face clear up after having the same treatment.

So, the dermatologist explained that over a week my face will slowly peel and remove my first layer of skin. She advised me to use only sunscreen(am only), the anti-biotic cream (provided by the clinic) and soap every morning and night. Never apply moisturizer, scrub, scratch or pick at the pealing skin.

This treatment only takes 15 minutes to apply, then you must leave it on for an hour until you may wash it off.

15 minutes does not sound like a big ask, but Oh did I wish someone would of told me what I was going to go through during that 15 mintues. My face was itchy and stingy and you cant scratch it at all. And then it'll stay like that for the 1 hour. I assume this is because the chemicals are potent and just absorbing into the skin until the skin dries up and begins to peal.

After the 1 hour the face starts to settle down, and it's not so hard to bear. But I was regretting going for the facial. After 1 day your face goes very red, but the clinic sells a tinted moisturizer so it does not looks so bad, but I didn't know they were selling at the time, so I found out after it was too late, ugh.

Anyway after the 2nd day - 4th day your face should have started pealing and almost finished.

My face was nice clear and smooth again. So I do not regret in the long run doing this treatment, all my acne scars were gone and my exsiting acne dried up and is not bothering me so much any more.

I do recommend having this treatment only if you NEED it, as in you wish to remove scars that you can't remove any other way. This treatment can only be once a month, but again not on a regular basis, is my own oppinion.

- Clears up skin
- My clinic provides the service at a affordable price

- Skin gets itchy and stingy whiles treatment is ongoing and after 2 days after treatment.
-Treatment takes 1 week to complete
- Expensive at most facial clinics


I am happy with the results, just wish it didn't take 1 week to complete. I will have this service done again, but proberly not in the near future.

So, since I went through all of that for one week, I wanted to make sure I kept my skin in the same condition. So I went out looking for a good cleanser that would remove the dirt and keep my face clean. 
I decided to try Olay Total Effects foaming cleanser, because it claimed to, " remove excess oil, gets rid of dirt, removes makeup, gentle on skin, doesn't overdry, helps lift away dull surface skin, non comedogenic". It sounded like the perfect cleanser. 

And to be honest, It does hold up to it's standards, It really helped me to keep my skin clear from all the acne, it was really gentle on my skin. Although, I am still not sure on how well it does to brighten up my skin. But I must say for everything else, this is a great product to try. 

It is available at all leading supermarkets and drugstores.


Gentle on skin
Removes Dirt
Removes Makeup
Helps keep skin oil free
Available locally


Does not assist with brightening up skin


This is a great product to try if you are still on the search for a good cleanser.

I rate this product 4.5/5 because it does not hold up its promise to brighten up dull skin.

 Much love and until next time readers,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pimple Problems - Clean & Clear Acne Control Kit

Wow, I have really neglected my blog site for a while sorry guys. Anyway I have a few reviews coming up soon. So watch out for them

Lately, I don’t know if it’s because of my diet or stress, or possibly a combination of both. I have been getting so many break outs over the last couple of months. Everything that used to work for me, just isn’t working for me now. So I’ve been searching for a new remedy, so one night while I was looking for my new solution in SM, I came past this little set – Clean & Clear active clear acne control kit by Johnson & Johnson.

The thing that grabbed my attention was that it stated on the box, “100% of people saw clearer skin in 1 day”. Usually you would see products claiming approximately 80%- 95%, but for a brand to claim 100%, must be pretty darn good.

I got this for Php 550.00 in SM Watson’s. It comes with a pack of four pieces. Acne control cleanser, Acne control toner, Acne control moisturizer and a acne control speed gel. So all of these show the best effects when used together.

So I will be taking a few days pictures of my progress using this product. Oh please let this be the one. I want my annoying lil’ bumps on my face to fade into nothing, and, I have my nice smooth face one again.

Have any of you got to try this products? If yes, what do you think of it? If no, What do you suggest I try, if this fails?

Much Love,

Till next time,


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Review: Face Cleansing Exfoliator

Just the other day I picked up this unqiue little piece at a P85.00 store at Robinsons Galleria, while waiting for a meeting.

I can't remember the name of this shop was, It started with a S, and eveything inside the store was Php 85.00, some pieces worth it and some seemed a little over priced for Php 85.00. But I just came across this facial cleansing exfoliator silicone type brush and I though for Php 85.00 whats the loss.

Im sure we are all aware of the importance of exfoliating your face on a regular basis, is important part of making sure your face is clear of excess dirt and dead skin cells, and allowing the skin to become smooth and glowing.

And because recently im having a problem with random zits appearing, Im trying to do everything to make my face clear and smooth once again.

So, when you first take out the little scrubber, its got these several silicone bristles (if you can call them that), and there is a little part at the back where you slide your index finger and your middle finger on each side so you can hold it into place to scrub all over your face. The inital smell of the brush is not at all pleasant, but give it a quick wash under water, and its all gone.

How to use
1. First apply your face cleanser of choice
2. Get hold of your brush
3. Then start to scrub your cleanser into your face, in a circular motion

4. Once finished wash your face and scrubber
5. Dry your face - and the result your face should be all smooth.

nice and smooth

I have used this brush for the last 3 days every morning and night, It has been sucessful in making my face smooth, but as for assisting in reducing acne, not so well. But will let you know after a few weeks.

Anyway once again that will be all for now, and
until next time - :)

What do you use to exfoliate your face? Does it work well? And does it help with reducing acne?
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