In late 2015, I discovered the local beauty brand Le Blanc's Beauty & Scensation that are producing skincare products and cosmetics that are made with natural ingredients. One of my favorites back then is their Ultra Healing BB Cream which I blogged here. I also liked their pigmented lipsticks too.
For the next 4 years, Ms. Ivy, the owner, has been making new and improved version of her beauty products, making sure that each product passes her standards with the quality as great as to her liking.
In this blog post, I will be sharing my first impressions, from the bb creams, to brow pomades, and clay blushes to lipsticks.
I looooove love looooove @leblancsbeautyph New & Improved Ultra Healing BB Cream talaga! Lightweight yet full coverage! I barely needed concealer when using this, lahat ng blemishes ko nawala, haha!
Ultimate Clay Blush in Geraldine,
Flat & Fabulous Matte Lip Cream in Akame,
2in1 Gel Pro Longwear Eyebrow Liner in Mocha Brown
Le Blanc's Ultra Healing BB Cream
Why is it called it Ultra Healing?
The product is formulated for people suffering from certain types of skin problems such as severe acne, melasma, extreme dryness of skin and most of all, this is especially formulated for people suffering from psoriasis, that way, they can still put on make-up whilst getting their skin treated at the same time.
The owner, Ms Ivy Le Blanc herself suffered from the same problem and had a severe acne which has already been cleared by now, thanks to this product!
This product does not contain any synthetic ingredients that makes a cosmetic water-proof. It is done so to prevent the clogging of the pores that may cause breakouts.
There are 4 shades that was sent to me: LBS1, LBS2, LB01 and LB02.
LBS1 is, I think, the lightest shade available in this collection. It can match people who have very light, neutral to cool skin complexion.
LBS2 is another neutral shade that matches light, and fair cool skin complexion. I find this shade the best match amongst the 4 others because it doesn't look too warm and doesn't make my skin look grey-ish either.
LB01 is a warm shade that matches light skin tones (NC20-25 in MAC). This is perfect for fair-skinned Asian people. I use this shade whenever I use warm-colored eyeshadow and blush palettes. My complexion is neutral so I can get away in using either warm nor cool foundations.
LB02 is a warm shade that matches fair to medium skin tones (NC25 in MAC). I used this last summer when I had a little bit of a tan while swimming.
In the photo above, I used the shade LS01, the lightest shade that I have. As you can see, it had a medium to heavy coverage and was able to reduce the appearance of dark acne spots on my jaw. However, I suggest using a blending sponge to blend the cream really well.
- buildable medium to heavy coverage
- long-lasting, doesn't need too many retouch in a day
- sweat-resistant and doesn't easily transfer on clothes once it sets
- it can also be used as leg and body makeup if you have scars there that you want to cover
- feels lightweight and doesn't feel sticky on the skin
- it can be tricky to remove so using a makeup remover in oil form before washing with facial foam is the best to melt the bb cream totally
- only available online (I wish they will be available in mall kiosks soon!)
Le Blanc's 2in1 Gel Pro Long Wear
Eyebrow & Liner in One
Nowadays, having your brows-on-fleek is the trend! TO be able to have that, using a reliable, long-lasting brow product is the solution so you want have to retouch your brows every now and then!
There are 3 shades available: Mocha Brown for those who have light to medium hair color, Choco Brown for those who have reddish brown hair color, and brown Black for thoe who have dark brown to black hair color.
When I have lots of time to do my makeup, I like using pomades for they last long. it just takes practice to master blending them well for a natural looking brow. what I usually do is I use the Brown Blck on the outer part of my brows then the Mocha Brown on the part near my nose then I mix them in the middle. That way they will look softer.
Le Blanc's Flat & Fabulous Matte Lip Cream
When on-the-go and have little time for retouching makeup, I rely on liquid lipsticks. I find them easier to use when it comes to defining my lips and putting on a full color,
I got 6 shades on-hand. From left to right: Yuzuki, Kaname, Rias, Revy, Akame, and Tifa. They are all pretty wearable with colors ranging from nude, brown, to pink and red.
What I like here is that these shades all look flattering on me, except for Revy, which I think will suit porcelain-skinned people who can pull off light, cool shades. Whenever I use this shade, I gotta make sure that my smoky eyeshadow game is strong though to make it work, however I can never use it alone. It is all made up or nothing!
My favorite would be Yuzuki because it is a flattering shade of neutral red and Akame for it's like the perfect MLBB shade that is subtly flattering.
- 4 shades to choose from that are universally flattering (except for Rias and Revy that can only be pulled off by people who dig light and grey-ish or bright, poppy shades)
- once they dry and set, they are transfer-proof
- when swimming, they do not get removed by water easily
- they easily apply and feel lightweight on the lips
- when too much product is applied, they tend to cake (so make sure to apply only 1 layer, 2 maximum!)
Le Blanc's Ultimate Clay Blush
with Brazilian Clay
Natural Clay Blush is made with premium-quality ingredients combined with brazilian clays. it is formulated for very sensitive skin. It has a lightweight, silky smooth powder finish that gives a natural looking glow.
Argan oil, avocado oil, triglyceride, brazilian clays, candelilia wax, beeswax, carnauba wax, avocado butter, shea butter, vitamin e, cosmetic-grade pigments, phenoxyethanol, and other hydrating moisturizing ingredients.
I got 6 shades onhand: Lizbeth (fuchsia pink), Yona (brick red), Shana (war brown), Geraldine (warm medium brown-pink), Touka (warm dark brown pink), and Levy (peach pink).
I recommend the shades Lizbeth, Yona, Shana, and Touka for medium to dark skinned people; Geraldine and Levy for the fair to light skinned ones.
It may look highly pigmented on my arm but when used sparingly, they effectively work as a blush.
I like using this before I apply a powder blush on for a more long lasting effect. For days that I just wanted to look blooming minus all the eye makeup, I rely on these clay blush sticks for they are resistant to sweat and water. It takes effort to totally remove them, literally.
Le Blanc's Color Matched Matte Lipsticks
Le Blanc's Color Matched Matte Lipsticks are paraben-free lipsticks made with natural and organic ingredients.
Le Blanc's Beauty & Scentsation has been manufacturing 100% natural cosmetics, skincare, and beauty & wellness products that are proudly made in the Philippines for years now!
Their instagram account @leblancsbeautyph has been around for 4-5 years now, they may be underrated but their lipsticks are better than some of the lipstick brands I have tried available in malls!
My personal faves would be Hikaru, Asuna, and Sinon, you know how much I am into reds and pinks alright but anyway all the shades are vibrant and lovely! The formulation is well-pigmented, long-lasting which stays for up to 4-6hrs without eating greasy meals. One layer of application was used to achieve that look in the photo, so you see they are very opaque!
These are the lip swatches I did today under natural lighting. No editing, no filter, no brightness & contrast adjustment, no nothing! What you see is what you get! They have beautiful neutral nudes, browns, coral, red, and fucshia colors that are universally flattering to fair, medium, and dark complexions!
TEXTURE & QUALITY:
- Matte-finish with a very tiny hint of sheen
- opaque color-payoff
- heavily pigmented
- creamy, easy to apply on the lips and doesn't tug during application! - non-sticky and non-drying
- long-wearing, the color is tricky to remove and the bold colors stay even after eating & drinking! Wow!
- they smell like candies while the brownish shades smell like chocolates! (It's something that you won't mind wearing on the lips while kissing your hubby! Definitely no wax-like feeling and scent!!)
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In the photo above, I was using all Le Blanc's cosmetics from Ultra Healing BB Cream, 2in1 Eyebrow Pomade, Clay Blush, and Color Matched Lipstick! Check out my social media sites at:
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Last month, I was invited to have a ScalarPrana Healing group session at Bioenergetics Training Center because I had been blogging and posting about metaphysical topics (crystal healing, reiki, tarot, etc) in my website and social media accounts for years now.
Actually, it was my very first time having a scalarprana healing session so it made me curious on how was it like. When I went there, I was told that it is a little bit similar with Reiki Healing (I am a Reiki2 practitioner) which focuses on healing the person's energy to accelarate his/her physical healing.
Before we begin with the actual healing session, a ScalarPrana practitioner explained to us first what exactly is ScalarPrana healing so that the clients will know what they are getting into. Injuries, allergies, and any kind of sickness were asked to the clients during the orientation. They made it clear that this is a "no-touch" practice for they will be working in balancing a person's chakra points.
After the orientation, they brought us to a dim-lit room where we will be having our 1hr ScalarPrana healing session. But before we can enter the room, they misted us with a "specially formulated" spray to cleanse our energy then a practitioner will scan us energy-wise so they would know what area of our body do we have an imbalance or got a problem with. There were 9 of us in the group during this session. Each of us had different problems that needs to be fixed - one practitioner was assigned to cater to one client.
WHAT IS SCALARPRANA THERAPY?
ScalarPrana Therapy is an alternative healing modality that integrates two universal energies— Scalar energy and Prana. Scalar energy is the underlying field of the Universe, and Prana is the life-sustaining force of all living beings. This fusion of energies makes ScalarPrana a potent and effective healing method for physical and psychological ailments. Touch-free and non-invasive, ScalarPrana Therapy fast-tracks the healing process by activating your body’s innate intelligence, and in the process balancing & harmonizing the body, mind & spirit.
- ScalarPrana Crystal Healing
- ScalarPrana Sound Meditation
- ScalarPrana Therapy
- Guided meditation on healing, forgiveness, blessings, & protection
- Healthy snacks and drinks will be served after
ScalarPrana healers put an overlay of quartz, amethyst, citrine, and tourmaline crystals on our bodies while we were lulled by the soothing sounds of a recording of Tibetan singing bowls & healing chimes.
Before I went here, I was so stressed out and had a really bad day - my favorite crystal piece was broken into pieces, the kids at home were making such a mess, and more home-related stressors too. Yes, I am a reiki practitioner alright but even highly spiritual people get worked up too, you know, like ok, having a self-healing ability is good, but having someone else to heal you while you just lie down there and relax feels even more amazing! I was really looking forward to having this treatment so I could finally unwind and release all those stress and negativity outta my system! Ugh, the challenges of a yaya-less work-at-home mom, really!
Mid-session, I experienced weird pricking sensations that felt like ants crawling inside and outside my skin - from my inner thighs to my crotch to my womb then my stomach. It was annoyingly itchy actually like should I scratch them or what, isn't it awkward, haha! It took a while (15mins more or less) before they disappeared. And no, I didn't scratch them because I felt like one should focus and stay still while meditating no matter what the distractions.
Later on, I was told that those weird stuff that I felt were actually negative energies that had built up all over my root, sacral, and solar plexus chakra, and they were being released.
Here, experienced ScalarPrana practitioners will remove energy blockages, clear sick energy, & infuse scalar energy into your system to optimize your body for better healing. The session is done in 1 hour.
After the session, we were brought to a room where we can have our light dinner while sharing our experiences to one another. (I didn't take a photo of the group discussing for privacy's sake.)
One of the perks in this session is that there were food and drinks served. We had pasta, sandwiches, veggies to crunch on, and healthy drinks to savor. I actually love that they chose healthy options for us - not too heavy, not too light, just right!
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Bioenergetics Training Center aims to promote awareness of the existence of subtle energies, such as Scalar Energy and Prana, by educating people to harness and utilize them for healing, as well as to foster a positive, productive, & meaningful life through self-transformation & higher spirituality.
Php 1,800 (inclusive of snacks and drinks)
Come with a friend & pay only PhP3,000 TOTAL
Full payment is required to reserve.
No walk-ins allowed.
To book a session, you may text or viber message 0977-677-0711 / 0956-590-4094.
Time slots available: 1-3 PM, 3-5PM, 5-7PM
Venue: Unit 703, State Condominoum 1 Bldg,., 186, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, 1229, Makati
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What are your daily beauty must-haves?
I love to use skincare products that could help in minimizing the appearance of my large pores and lessen the oiliness of my t-zone which is why blackhead removers are on my top 10!
BHA BLACKHEAD BLASTER
Althea Korea's A'Bloom Collection has BHA Blackhead Blaster which promises to help in removing stubborn blackheads!
This product is formulated with natural BHA, white willow extract, purifying charcoal, apricot seed powder, skin clearing antiseptic tea tree oil and soap tree extract for deep cleansing. BHA Blackhead Blaster gives results that you can see. These ingredients are usually suitable for many skin types (but it's always best to do a patch test first!)
BHA BLACKHEAD BLASTER REVIEW
I know it's supposed to be applied only on the nose and chin BUT since I have acne-prone, oily facial skin, I decided to put the product all over my face to prevent blackheads from forming on other areas. Also, this BHA Blackhead Blaster is good in removing excess oil from my skin so yeyyyy!
The product is very easy to use for it has a twist cap container where the product can be twisted up then down before and after use - no unnecessary mess on your hands, gurl!
After washing the product off, my face felt refreshingly squeaky clean! To be honest, this product won't be able to remove all blackheads in just one go - it has to be used a few times to gently and effectively help in removing blackheads. Those with sensitive skin can find this useful especially if clay mask and peel-off mask hurt them.
GET JUICY WITH A'BLOOM'S SHEET MASKS!
A’bloom is all about delivering fresh, fast and funky K-beauty products! The design of their packaging is cute, fun, and quirky! They look appealing to teens (and the teens-at-heart like me, haha!)
They are adding the fun back into pampering your skin, offering 4 different formulas targeted to suit your skin’s needs:
Avo-Cuddle Me for nourishing
Sparkle-Me-Bright for skin-brightening
Water-Me-Long for moisturizing
Ac-Me-Peach for anti-blemish
Using sheet mask weekly is also a must for me because, let's be honest, I ain't getting any younger - I am nearing my 30's so keeping my skin well-hydrated and moisturized can help retain its youthful suppleness and glow, and slow down the aging of our face. Contrary to popular belief, oily skin needs to be moiaturized to have a balanced pH.
I like using A'Bloom sheet masks for they are easy to put on! Unlike, most of the sheet masks available in the market that feels like wet, thick paper being put on your face where you have to lie down for 15-20mins just so that they won't fall, A'Bloom sheet masks stick well to the face and won't easily fall down even if you are doing chores and other stuff! Perfect for busy moms like me, right?
After using the mask, my face felt supple, soft, and smooth! This is perfect to be used every other night if you are usually stressed out.
Meet your new favorite beauty tool:
The Meringue Puffs!!!
When applying makeup base such as the foundation, concealer, and powder, a blending sponge is a must for it helps in blending your makeup neatly, totally avoiding the dreary heavily caked face mishaps!
According to Althea Korea website, "The Meringue Puffs come in 2 sizes: Giant (ideal for covering large areas of the face) and Baby (a set of 3 to get into nooks and crannies of the face). Each of them are soft, spongy, and feel plush on the skin."
They are carefully placed in a transparent plastic box with simple yet adorable packaging.
Each of them are soft, spongy, and feel plush on the skin. They’re best used when damp, and will expand approximately 1.5 times the original size and take on a slightly softer texture.
Based on experience, this sponge is best used wet on applying liquid and cream products to prevent thyself from caking on too much product. To achieve a smooth, perfected complexion, use thr Meringue Puffa for a seamless, even application.
Are you excited about these items? You should be!
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There will be a DAEBAK 10+10 promo on the A'bloom sheet masks so you can make every day a sheet mask day! Add any A'bloom products to cart for a chance to get the limited edition A'bloom box (while stock last) 😍
The products are not only cute but affordable too! You can get 1 sheet mask for US$0.40 or a set of 10 sheet masks for US$3.50. And if you have blackhead concerns, the BHA Blackhead Blaster will help you solve them for US$4. Need new makeup sponges? The Giant Meringue Puff and Baby Meringue Puffs (3 pieces) will have you covered for US$2 and US$3 respectively 😎
Which A'bloom products are you most excited about? 🥰
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Founder of Astral Crystals.