Last Saturday night, I graduated from Mysterium Philippines' 6-week long Intro to the Tarot course.
One may ask, do you need to have a background in metaphysics, esoterics, and divination in order to enroll? Not necessarily.
You know why? I, for one, did not know how to read and interpret tarot cards during the first night of the class! I may have had a background about reiki healing, crystal healing, and astrology reading beforehand but with tarot cards, really, I didn't know how to read them at all! Some of my classmates have been reading tarot for quite some time and some of the others were just like me, who had no idea. But little did we know, all that would change soon.
To give you a background, I had a tarot reading session with Sir Rob, the owner, 2 yrs ago prior to me attending this class. That is how I know that he is undoubtedly a great tarot reader! You may read about it HERE
During that time, what he mentioned to me were accurate, however what he said to me back then about the future possibilities were only proven and started making sense after some time has passed, like when I asked him before about my husband's start-up art community page, he said that it will be good, and now to this date, it has hundred thousands of followers, and also when he mentioned that I was financially lackadaisical when I am comfortable, but once I sense that I am about to lose money and close to having nothing, that is the time when I become determined to work hard, earn more, and accumulate not just richness, but wealth. Oh yeah, I realized how he was really right about it when I started feeling the effects of my Saturn Return transit (more about that soon in a different post) and how that forced me to get up my ass and start using all my resources to make more money, money, moneyyyyy (yes feel that Capricorn stellium in 2nd house energy!!!)
Also what really sticks to me was when he told me that, yes I am good at my role as being a mom and doing makeup-related blogging stuff, but there is still some potential within me that I have not discovered just yet. 2 years later, I think I know now what he was talking about. Back then, I was so busy attending to my newborn I didn't have the time and now here I am, fulfilling my duty in discovering that potential!
So there, I took this course because first, I was curious, not to mention, fascinated and inspired by the tarot readers that I have met along the way, and second, I was gifted with a Rider-Waite Tarot deck (yet didn't know how to use it) which happens to be the deck that is REQUIRED to have for this class.
So I was like, why not? Might as well go!
What happened after the first night of that 3-hour class changed my perspective: tarot reading CAN resonate with anyone IF they are willing and eager to learn! On that day, we were taught how to read regarding a person's will, passion, and desire.
Before this, I was kind of hesitant because I wasn't sure if this practice will resonate with me or if I even have the ability to learn it, but there I was, excited to read for my husband and my parents afterwards! Oh just imagine, I read for 3 people right away the day after we had our first class, and more on the next days that came after that. Guess I'm really that obsessed with learning, eh? Hehe!
I was able to learn A LOT after 3 hours in the first class, no kidding! That is when I knew that it was all worth what I paid for and since then, I looked forward to attending each class every week.
What I really liked about this course is that, Sir Rob taught us tarot reading in a way that we have enough time to understand each card per suit, little by little, slowly but surely. It was not that overwhelming because we didn't have to memorize all the meanings of the 78 cards in the deck all at once in 1 day!
Every week, we had to learn how to interpret the cards per suit in the Minor arcana: wands, cups, swords, and pentacles before moving on to the Major arcana.
In between the classes, we were highly encouraged to read for other people and to promote our tarot reading services (with minimal fee at first, increasing as time goes by) on our social media sites. Why? Because mastery can only be achieved through practice and without it, all efforts will be futile.
After 6 weeks, we finally finished the course. By this time, we all already know how to interpret all the 78 cards in the Rider Waite deck.
We were taught to interpret the cards intuitively instead of just following by the book, and yes we also learned how to use different spreads for tarot reading like the Celtic cross, 1 year forecast, Yes and No questions, and more.
Yes, there is a method and certain techniques, but I won't divulge how to do that in this blog post, you have to enroll in order to find out! Haha! Oh, and once you have decided to join their next Intro to Tarot class, just message me, I may be able to help you get a group rate when we find like-minded individuals such as yourself! 😁
On June 30, we had our graduation, Tarot Night Sunday, held at Ella and the Blackbird. It was a 2 hour event where we can invite other people to have a reading with any of the Intro to Tarot graduates for only Php300 (yes, such a good deal)! It was fun because we weren't allowed to read for someone whom we already know well during the event - we had to endorse them to some of our classmates instead.
During the event, I was able to do a tarot consultation for 3 strangers, with all of them giving me positive feedback which I really appreciate. It was a bit tiring, yes, but whenever you help other people gain clarity and a new perspective that is helpful and beneficial, it is very fulfilling!
I totally believe in giving clients a positive tarot experience because each reading should be about empowering others! It is about helping them on how they can solve the problem by using their free will and awareness to create change instead of giving them a misfortune telling that would only stress them out! Who wants that?!? Tarot reading can tell possibilities, not destiny, because nothing is set in stone!
Frequently asked questions:
Do I recommend Intro to Tarot course?
YES! If you are eager to learn and passionate, go!
How much is the Intro to the Tarot course?
Php7,500 walk-in rate
Php6,500 early bird rate
Php5,500 group rate (if you enroll at a group of 4 or more)
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Their office is located at Unit M-5 Burgundy Place Condominium Complex B-Gonzales Street Loyola Heights Quezon City, 1108, Philippines.
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I have been shopping at Watsons since I was in highschool. I still remember buying cheap, affordable good quality cosmetics back then because I couldn't afford high-end brands. I still remember when I used to window shop and try out the testers there before going home from school coz there was an fx from UST to SM Fairview and it had been a 3x a week habit of mine! Yes, even when I was still active during my modeling days, Jazzy Cosmetics, Ever Bilena, Maybelline, in2it, Fashion21, were some of my go-to brands.
In fairness, what I bought back then were all useful to me. Until today, I still buy Maybelline mascaras and eyeliners from Watsons coz they are my favorite! And yes, me and my husband still shop there for our toiletries, hair products, baby products, and even medicines for the family!
Here are some Watsons items that I recently got:
1) Naturals by Watsons Shampoo & Conditioner
Who likes buying hair products in bulk? Count me in. What I like about their own brand is that, these are very affordable and comes in big sizes! I find that it's more practical for the family coz everybody can use them.
My faborite variants are the Argan and Olive shampoo and conditioner, if you haven't tried yet, you should!
2) Vitamins and Supplements for us and the kids
Did you know, according to my friend who practices alternative medicine healing once told me, that VITAMIN C is the secret to looking young and healthy? Start giving your kids with them now like Ceelin Plus. Also, if you haven't been taking them, you should now because it helps in faster healing from fever, colds, and flu!
Extra virgin coconut oil, yes! I swear by this. My mom made us drink one teaspoon a day of EVCO dietary supplement to maintain healthy glowing skin and a regular bowel movement. I also use this as cooking oil and also, in my weekly homemade body salt scrubs.
Ethyl alcohol, emollients, petroleum jelly - these are a must-have in every household, they are some of the basic needs to be in stock!
Balneum Intensiv is something that I rely to especially on those days when I get my urticaria attacks, they help in soothing the itchiness and lessening the redness.
For mommies, After Bites Natural Soothing Gel js very useful for babies' diaper rash, even us adults can benefit from using it when we get insect bites! Also, the Blue Cross urine home screening UTI Test is a must especially for us women because we are more prone to getting UTI than men. This is very convenient to have at home when you can't get to lab clinics right away.
4) Nutrabliss Chamomile Tea
Oh yes, calming tea, every busy mommas can relate! We need to unwind too, drinking chamomile tea can give us a quick relaxing moment from our stressful mommy lives, you know! Haha!
5) Jergens Lotions
This is THE CLASSIC lotion that never fails to deliver it promises of giving you well-hydrated and moisturized skin! Check out my blog before:
How about you, what are the items that you like buying from Watsons and why? Share your thoughts with me at the comment section below! 😊
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I can show you the world...
Shining, shimmering, splendid...
Who sang it? Haha! Yes, one of my favorite local beauty brands Skin Potions, and my beloved Disney character, Jasmine are all together in one makeup collection! 2 things that I love collaborating together, ooh Wow!
Last May, Skin Potions Disney ALADDIN Exclusive Collection was released at the same time of the live action Aladdin movie was shown. I feel so lucky to have this because this is limited edition!
Before I begin by review ing the makeups, let me start with the huge, stunning packaging!
This while collection (yes, with this box) is being sold for only Php3,499. It consists of 2 matte liquid lipsticks, 1 Highlight & Contour stick, 1 black liquid Eyeliner, and 3 shades of brow pencil & gel.
Kudos for the effort of naming each products with these witty Aladdin-inspired names! I appreciate that each product is encased in a paper box packaging to prevent the casing from being damaged.
It is obvious that it was well-conceptualized, the Illustration, Fonts, and the colors used represent the Arabian Culture and the color scheme of Jasmine's clothing.
Box Packaging 4.75/5
The big box is sturdy and beautiful lay Illustrated, and it is indeed, reusable, which is a plus for me. I am a sucker for pretty packaging with utility purposes! For the makeup collection itself, practicality-wise, i think that the box is a bit too big for there are a lot of space that are not necessary. But since I can use this box again for different purpose, I can let it slide.
Makeup Packaging 5/5
I love that everything in here are encased in sturdy acrylic packaging. The eyebrow liners & gel pens are dual-purpose and retractable so no need to sharpen, it is travel-friendly too because it is almost weightless.
The matte liquid lipsticks are nice, yes. I wish the packaging is clear though so you can see the colors and the amount of product left inside easily.
The Highlight & Contour stick are travel-friendly too for they are weight less and muli-purpose (it can be used as an eyeshadow base as well!)
The Eyeliner is perfect indeed, will tell you why in a bit!
Skin Potions Disney Aladdin Brow of Wonders
Retractable eyebrow pencils! Ugh, they are godsend! You know how much I hate sharpening Eyeliner and eyebrow pencils for I feel like I am wasting products? Yeah, good thing I don't have that problem with these!
Skin Potions Disney Aladdin Brow of Wonder come in 3 shades: light (for blonde-light brown hair),medium for (Medium brown hair and redheads), and dark (for dark brown to black hair).
Product-wise, the pencils and the gel are highly pigmented. They should be used with a very light hand and must be used with a spoolie to even out the Distribution of the product on your brows. Without a spoolie, it may look to dark and uneven.
Since I have black to dark brown hair, I chose the shade DARK. It perfectly matches my natural hair and brow color so it is faster to use, not too much fixing needed.
It is a good thing that in this collection, there are 3 brow shades to choose from for they can all be used to achieve a more natural looking brows. I saw in Pia Wurtzbach's makeup Tutorials that she uses 3 different shades of eyebrow pencils to color her brows, light from the inside, medium at the middle, then dark at the arch and edge.
Skin Potions Disney Aladdin Two Wishes
2-in-1 Highlighter and Contour Stick
For busy moms like me, products like this are heaven-sent. To Contour my cheeks and jawline, i no longer have to carry with me a Contour ing powder and brush in the bag for I can just draw this pen on my face and blend them using my Fingers. It is lightweight too so I can bring it in my bag every where I go.
Product-wise, it is Creamy, like a lipstick, and easily blendable. The Contour shade may be a bit too warm for my skin tone (I have neutral skin tone, yep) but I can work with this just fine. Those who have warm skin tone will greatly benefit from this but if you have a cool under tone, you will need to blend this shade well and top it with a matte neutral brown Contouring powder to make the "shadow-effect" looking real and natural. Since this is in stick/creamy form, it can be used as a base so that Contouring and highlighter powders will stick better and last longer.
Skin Potions Disney Aladdin
A Whole New Matte Liquid Lipstick Collection
With its opaque, turquoise packaging, I thought these lipsticks will come in a cream bullet-type so imagine my surprise when I found out that I need to twist it first because it is actually a liquid lipstick which are usually encased in a transparent Container so you can see the product inside.
But anywayyyyyy, I like that it comes with a soft and study apllicator that can evenly distributer the color on my lips evenly.
The lipstick collection comes in three shades: Curious (a medium mau e with pi kish and brown tints), Fierce (fuchsia that has cool pink-red under tones), and Spirited, a light mau e that closely resembles my lips, but better.
At first, it looks like the textüre is similar ti a lip tint, for it feels so light and smooth, after a minute, it turns into a pretty semi-matte finish. The formulation doesn't dry the lips and turn powder, no. Instead, it feels smooth, light, hydrating on the lips. Once it dries, it doesn't bleed nor easily smudge unless you eat greasy meals.
It is long-lasing, stays on the lips for 2-3 hours without drinking and eating. Retouching is ok nonetheless, I only need one layer for a sheer finish and 2 Layers of application for even and fully opaque finish.
Out of all the three shades, I like Fierce the best for it brightens my complexion with or without the use of other makeup products. Three shades look flattering to me though, the other two shades can be worn everyday and are versatile.
The color choices are both universally flattering to morenas, chinitas, and mestizas! 💗
Skin Potions Disney Aladdin
Jasmine Eyes Sleek Liquid Eyeliner
Cat eyes! Oh yes, for chinitas with hooded eyelids like mine, WATERPROOF LIQUID EYELINERS ARE A MUST! It is non-negotiable, our eyes pop even better with Eyeliner! The right application can make our eyes look bigger and more defined.
Jasmine Eyes Liquid Eyeliner do just that. With its fancy tip, it is easier to do the winged Eyeliner effect. What I like more is that aside from being jet black (which doesn't oxidize into brown or green unlike other drugstore liquid eye liners), once this product Sets and dries, it doesn't easily smudge. It is long-lasing and yet it isn't a pain to remove it. How I wish they also have this in brown for morning use!
Design and Illustration: 5/5
Eyeliner: 10/5 I REALLY LOVE THIS!!! It deserves a Highlight! Haha!
For the price of Php3,499 it is like paying only Php438 for each of the products (there are 8!) and you get to bring home a limited edition Disney Aladdin box! The price is not super cheap I know but they are affordable. They have eyebrow gel & pencil, Contour & Highlight stick, 3 liquid lipsticks (which can be used as a cheek tint too if used sparingly), and an Eyeliner, they already got most of the basics covered!
All in all, I am happy with the products and it is a must have for all Disney Aladdin Fans who are Makeup lovers too!
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Krish Enriquez-Rai is a blogger who also does crystal healing, reiki, tarot consultation, and astrology reading.
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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!
Be prepared for the sweetest deals only on http://althea.kr/ 😉
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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Reveal Your Love Language Based on Your Venus Sign
Article by Krish Enriquez-Rai
Zodiac artworks by Benedict Reyna
Attracted to someone? Find the key to his or her heart by looking at the Venus sign in his/her birth chart (and check if you are compatible)!
Did you know that there is more to us than just our Sun Signs? When someone wants to know more about other people's personality, taking a look at their Zodiac (Sun) Sign may give useful information. If you want to find out how they are when it comes to love and relationships, knowing placement of Venus in their Astrology Birth Chart is the key!
Venus symbolizes beauty, pleasure, romance, luxury, and riches. It is your planet of LOVE! Anything about your love language: how you love and who you love, what you are attracted to and how you relate to other people can be explained by your Venus Sign!
For starters, yes, your Venus Sign may be different from your Sun Sign. You may be born with a Gemini Sun but your Venus could be in Cancer, for example. Now, each person has a different Venus placement in their chart which is why what works for one girl doesn't necessarily work the same for another.
For instance, a person with Venus in Aquarius who has a chill and relaxed approach when it comes to relationships may need more alone time and less pressure compared to someone with Venus in Scorpio who craves more intensity, quality time, and assurance from their partners.
Find out your Venus Sign HERE
In this article, I'll be giving you a basic idea on what to expect from someone based on where their Venus falls in their natal chart. Take heart and read on!
VENUS IN ARIES
VENUS IN ARIES
Passionate, driven, daring, and straight-forward, these people are always on the move and ultimately focused when they've got their eyes on you! When it comes to the conquest of love, they want to take the lead: it's all or nothing, baby! They won't keep you guessing for once they are attracted to someone, they will be upfront about their interest and do their best to win that person's heart. Expect lots of action, playfulness, spontaneity, adventure, and fun activities! Make them fall by indulging their need for physical touch and quality time!
What they dislike:
Being controlled, clingy partner, emotional blackmail, beating around the bush, too serious approach to dating, boredom, dishonesty, and vagueness. In short, when you want something, don't give them a hint, tell them exactly what's up!
VENUS IN TAURUS
VENUS IN TAURUS
Comfort, relaxation, sensuality, stability, and emotional security: these are what these hopeless romantics want! Venus rules Taurus so this planet feels "at home" here. They have refined taste and appreciate the finest things in life. Dressing in a classy and polished fashion is their norm and they expect a partner who has the same image. They handle love and relationships well by taking it slow and steady, letting love develop as time goes by. Once committed, they are steadfast partners who love cuddling and giving massages. You can keep them by showering them nice, thoughtful gifts and spending quality time together.
What they dislike:
Impulsiveness, indecisiveness, and too much aggression. They may be possessive partners who hates infidelity and dishonesty who expect to receive the same amount of love that they give to you so do not make them jealous on purpose and avoid taking them for granted.
VENUS IN GEMINI
VENUS IN GEMINI
Intelligence, sharp mind, and a witty sense of humor: have these ready to captivate the Gemini Venusian! These people are naturally flirtatious who enjoy traveling, engaging in good conversation, and experiencing new things. With their fickle mind, wandering eye and the tendency to get bored easily, it is difficult to make them commit in a relationship right away because they have to see what or who else is out there before deciding in such important matters. They crave variety, spontaneity, mental stimulation and words of affirmation that boost their morale.
What they dislike:
Boring routines, lack of spice in the relationship, dull and shallow people and conversation. Forcing them to settle down and give up their freedom will make them run away so if you want someone steadfast as a lover, look the other way! But if you crave the similar things that Venusian Geminis do, go for it and keep the love alive!
VENUS IN CANCER
VENUS IN CANCER
"A love that consumes you": romance and passion gets them everytime! Extremely sensitive, sentimental and loyal, Venus in Cancer people falls for someone who gives them a sense of peace, security, and comfort. Give them the emotional support that they need and they will return it with explosive sensuality. Gifted with a great imagination and a strong intuition, they know what makes their partner tick and they aim to please. They are natural caretakers who want to be taken good care of.
However, one of their problems is trying to "fix" someone who is broken. Remind them to have strong boundaries and to focus on themselves more so there will be balance in your relationships. When they commit to someone, they expect to be totally one with their partner which means that you have to share and tell them everything too. Acts of service is their main love language.
What they dislike:
Cancer Venusians hates mind games and condescending attitude. They dread isolation and rejection, and the feeling of indifference and being left out by their loved-ones. When they are betrayed, they tend to hold grudges. They don't easily forgive and forget.
VENUS IN LEO
VENUS IN LEO
Being the center of attention in their lover's Universe is what the fun-loving Leo Venus wants: they live for praises, flattery, words of appreciation, and constant affection. When in-love, they want to be in the spotlight and to be the first priority as that is how they treat their partners too. When it comes to relationships, it's fire or nothing: they crave excitement and take love as a conquest. Laughter, optimism, and smiles is what happens when they are around. As a natural social butterfly, they want to keep the party alive wherever they are! They may be flamboyant and dramatic and act as if their love life is a movie. As a fan of grand gestures, they enjoy gift-giving to their loved ones. Words of affirmation and receiving/buying gifts are their main live language.
What they dislike:
Talks about past lovers, boredom and too calm atmosphere makes them feel awkward, being unappreciated and coming last in their lover's list of priorities, easy-to-get people for they enjoy conquest and "hunting", receiving unthoughtful cheap gifts, and forgetting important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries.
VENUS IN VIRGO
VENUS IN VIRGO
Romantic - this is something that they are not. Virgo Venusians' are analytical perfectionists. They are refined, clean, structured, and orderly and their approach to love and relationship stands on the practical side. For others, they may seem reserved or even dull, yet their winning quality is their loyalty! They will notice even the smallest details, will listen to you when you talk, will give sound advice and will make you feel safe and secure. They tend to be attracted to a person who needs them, someone whom they think they can "fix". Quieter, timid and intellectual people turns them on as they enjoy engaging in logical, deep, and cerebral topics. Words of affirmation and acts of service are their love language.
What they dislike:
Noisy, rude, disorganized, and overly dramatic people. They hate superficiality, shallowness and clutter. If you can't keep up with their level of intellect, try researching about their topics of interest so that you'll have an idea on what to talk to them about with. Quit talking only about mundane stuff such as partying, drinks, fun, and gossips, they're not interested.
VENUS IN LIBRA
VENUS IN LIBRA
Falling in love with love and obsessing with all matters about relationships is the norm for Venus in Libra. Ever the charming and passionate one, they love it when their partners are clingy and dependent on them as they like the idea of "togetherness". They enjoy spending time together and doing the same activities, they aim to please and are willing to compromise, however, they expect the same amount of effort from their partners too! That said, they tend to keep score and when they feel that things are not "fair" that they're "giving more" but "receiving less", it makes them even more demanding, argumentative, and overbearing. They want support, quality time and physical touch and they need someone who can ground them and keep them in check.
What they dislike:
Criticisms, impatience, inequality (because everything should be fair), unsupportive partner who starts arguments and fights, and too much "space" and time apart, because for them, if you're together, you literally have to be "together".
VENUS IN SCORPIO
VENUS IN SCORPIO
Sensuality, romance, passion, erotic intimacy, and an all-consuming love are what these charismatic Scorpion Venus people want in a relationship. Yes, the kind that pierce through the depths of your body, mind, and soul. They are the type who wants to prove their physical desirability. They don't want you to give them pieces of you, they want all of you! Some people may get intimidated by their intensity and only the ones who are emotionally grounded and stable can last them. They may be possessive of their partners so them being territorial and jealous shouldn't come as a surprise; after all, they are ready to give all that they have when they fall deeply and madly in-love. Physical touch is their love language.
What they dislike:
Moodiness, being taken for granted, making them jealous, their partners having a very close friendship with the opposite sex or another who they might think is a threat, sex that lacks passion and sparks.
VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS
VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS
If there is anyone else who love to travel and embark on an adventurous journey with their significant other, they are the Venus in Sagittarius people. Well-known as the life of the party, they aim to make people laugh and bring the energy of the crowd up. They love the outdoors, various physical activities, and an active lifestyle. They are not the types who will stay-at-home Netflix-and-chilling for the whole week! Considered the daredevils and explorers, they want to see what else is out there to discover in the world so if you wanna keep them, get your travel gears ready because it will be one good hell of a ride!
What they dislike:
Boring routines, being confined or staying at one place for a very long time, lack of entertainment, dull or lack of sense of humor, a person who refuses not to try new things and experiences.
VENUS IN CAPRICORN
VENUS IN CAPRICORN
Stability, comfort, tradition, and security in a relationship is what matters for Capricorn Venusians who tend to build a strong high wall around themselves with only a few people allowed to come in. These people are not the type who fall in-love easily, in fact, they are very cautious before committing in a relationship and devoting themselves to someone. However, once they do, they will be willing to let their guard down and be vulnerable to you. On the outside, they may seem to be the typical logical and unromantic fellow but only a few lucky people can witness their warm, affectionate and tender side. When they decide to commit in a relationship, they are in it for the long haul! Quality time and receiving gifts are their love language.
What they dislike:
Laziness: lack of discipline, cleanliness, structure and order; brash, crass, and loud behavior; unwillingness to work and having no job; too much superficiality and drama, wasteful in money and resources.
VENUS IN AQUARIUS
VENUS IN AQUARIUS
Chemistry and sparks, physical attraction and mental stimulation, Venus in Aquarius will only fall in-love if they find that you share a deep connection with them. Even though they value pulchritude, it is important that their partner is bright, smart, intelligent, a good conversationalist, well-read, quick-witted with matching sense of humor: without it they easily lose interest. Aquarian Venus loves deeply even in long distance. Just because they are not calling every hour doesn't' mean that they don't think of you. Venus Aquarians needs to have freedom and space so they can focus on their own thoughts and dwell in their own world. Once that need is fulfilled, they will be ready to spend quality time with you. Needless to say, if there is anyone who needs "me-time" the most amongst all Venus sign, it's them. Receiving and giving gifts and acts of service are their love language.
What they dislike:
Possessive, insecure, jealous, and too dependent partners, superficiality and shallowness, and too much togetherness because that freaks them out! If you threaten to take away their need for freedom and space, prepare yourself for they will surely walk out the door and never go back. If you want to keep Venus Aquarians interested, you got to be your own person who has his/her own goals and dreams for they will support you on that as long as you let them be.
VENUS IN PISCES
VENUS IN PISCES
Ever the ultimate hopeless romantic, Venus Pisceans are spiritual individuals who care deeply and are devoted lovers. To be totally one with their partner is their main objective. They think of love and relationship as something that is magical, and they strongly believe in the idea of destiny, fate, and soulmates. They are easy to fall in-love with because of their warm and charming personality. There is something mystical and mysterious about them which makes them elusive and hard to pin down; however, once you catch them and discover what makes them tick, they will be attracted to you. Arts, beauty, and creative stuff inspires them. Physical touch and quality time are their love language.
What they dislike:
Indecisiveness, lack of spirituality and sensitivity. Someone who is cold-hearted and refuses to totally commit. If you wanna be with a Piscean Venus, you have to be willing to devote yourself totally with them and the relationship.
About the Writer
Hi! I am Krish.
I have her Sun in Pisces, Moon in Leo, and Ascendant in Sagittarius. Crystal healing, reiki, and natal astrology & tarot reading are some of the esoteric practices that I am practicing.
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Benedict Reyna is a Philippine based visual artist who does painting, fantasy and fiction illustration, and concept art.
As they say, it is never too late to do your part while caring for the environment. Wouldn't it be nice to use beauty products with boxes that are bio-degradable? Isn't it grade not to have any plastic containers to throw away? You bet!
The Happy Organics are selling these shampoo and conditioner bars that are eco-friendly, waste-free, and are made with natural ingredients that could last from 3 weeks up to a month (or more) even with regular use!
I tried the shampoo bars myself for almost 2 months and the conditioner bar for 4 weeks and I must say that they do their jobs well. The shampoo bars lather really well when applied on wet scalp and hair, plus it cleanse thoroughly yet mildly, I never had dandruff while using these.
In the photo above, I was using the Grapefruit and Lime variant which has a mild sweet and tangy scent that leaves my hair and scalp feeling fresh and clean all day. What I like frim using this is that it doesn't cause irritating dandruff nor bacne. With non-natural hair products, I tend to get pimples around my cheeks and back, but now, na-da!
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The conditioner bar is surprisingly effective too! Knowing that I have long bleached hair, my crowning glory needs a lot of hair treatments and conditioners but applying with long strokes of this bar over my hair strands, it is enough to keep them moisturized and manageable the whole day. You gotta try them yourself to know!
What I like:
I love that the shampoo bars effectively cleanses my hair, neutralizes hair and scalp odor caused by dirt and sweat, removes dandruff, and prevents falling hair. The conditioner bar makes my hair soft and manageable.
I like the thought of not having any plastic containers to throw away anymore, it just makes life easier, not just for me, but also for our Mother Nature.
I love that each bar lasts for a month or two because these bars lathers a lot, just a few swipes over the hair and that would be enough to clean my scalp and hair.
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The other day, I went to my 2nd Get Laud photoshoot and I was surprised when my client, Ms. Jennifer asked me "PUMAYAT KA?!? WAG KA MASYADO PAPAYAT, MAWAWALAN KAMI NG PLUS SIZE MODEL!" with matching laughs! Hahaha! Even the photographers in the shoot (who also did the photography in our last Get Laud shoot the past October) commented that yes, my face has slimmed down obviously compared to the last time and they based it on the photos they took of me months ago and my photos from the shoot yesterday.
I love being a plus size model, I love my body, all parts of it - even the areas with flaws: cellulites, stretchmarks, fats, I embrace it. BUT of course it is always beneficial that we take care of our bodies and maintain a pleasing and presentable appearance.
One of the things that I did not regret having done is facial contouring using 3D Hifu last Feb 3. What it did was it melted most of the the excess fats in my cheeks and chin esulting to a slimmer face. After the session, my face felt tighter and a bit slimmer. They said, this treatment is also good for smoothening and tightening the skin giving it a youthful look since it minimizes wrinkles too.
So what is 3D Hifu?
Three-Dimension High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, better known as 3D-HIFU, is shaking up the beauty scene as it introduces a more innovative, more targeted, painless and non-surgical therapeutic treatment to tighten and lift skin, and even improve its support in achieving a more youthful look.
Unlike the regular Hifu, 3D HIFU is a one shot, 11 lines laser and high-intensity focused hifu that markets a more progressive and latest upgrade of creating a visible lift, face sculpting and fat reduction. It uses a 3-dimension technology that targets a wider and deeper area of the face or body. It is a slimming procedure that gives more visible result as fast as after first session. Brow, jaw and cheeks are lifted as well as the neck. It produces high collagen stimulation that gives more visible effect in the coming weeks and months. Unlike regular hifu, 3D hifu is the latest and more advanced when it comes to skin tightening, contouring and slimming.
For the face, depending on the skin situation, the procedure can be done after 6 months or 1 year after the prior 3d hifu session, since this treatment is strong and very intense, it is not recommended to be done every month. However, for aomeone who is overweight like me (who needs to lose 35 lbs or more to achieve their ideal BMI), it is recommend that my next session could be done after 2 months.
For the body, it can be done every 3 weeks to a month, depending on the person's current body situation and their ideal body to achieve.
No downtime. No side effects.
Noticeable results was seen immediately afterwards.
More effective than the rf and cavitation treatments that I have tried in the past.
It could be painful. Honestly, pain is tolerable naman (and will depend on a person's pain threshold) and the intensity can be adjusted to clients preference. BUT since this procedure is very intense, I suggest that they opt to have a topical anesthesia applied 15 minutes prior the procedure to numb the area that will be treated.
On the day itself, I took a before and after photos. As you can clearly see, I obviously have a chubby face and neck (esp on the left picture) BUT after the procedure I immediately felt my face become tighter and upon touching, I noticed that the fats on my double chin and cheeks have lessened.
Here are more photos of the side view.
Prior to the 3D Hifu treatment, my face was cleansed and topical anesthesia cream was applied. I suggest not wearing makeup if you are planning to have this procedure for hygiene purposes because after the session, it is a must to NOT wash your face after 12-18 hours, also eating spicy food and cold drinks immediately after the procedure is a no-no so as to not cancel out the effects of 3D Hifu.
For those who are asking why I have so many blemishes on my jawline and chin, they are hormonal acne that I have been trying to medicate for a few weeks now. No skincare products could actually fix them but medicine (won't recommend any brands, better talk to your OB) so I also had to lessen my carbs and sugar intake, and doing so helped as well in losing a bit of weight.
Rose told me that the effects of 3D Hifu could be seen in a week or two, meaning that, yes, there will be more fats to lose in the treated area during those times (unless you eat SO MANY carbs and drink sugary stuff like a giant elephant, results will be otherwise of course). And so, I made sure to take photos 1 week AND 2 weeks afterwards.
Here are the results:
Photo above shows my face a few months BEFORE the procedure and 1 week AFTER the procedure. Same angle, slimmer chin. Alright, I still have some double chin left, I know haha, BUT the fact that it looks noticeable means that 3D Hifu is definitely effective! What I did after the treatment is lessening my carb and sugar intake (not totally removing them from my diet) which also helped in losing 2-5 pounds in 2 weeks.
Comparing my photo ONE WEEK AFTER and TWO WEEKS AFTER the 3D Hifu session, I felt a minimal change upon touching my face, it feels tighter and my double chin felt reduced minimally although in the photos, they are not that much noticeable, maybe a tiny bit of difference.
So all in all, here are my thoughts:
3D Hifu by Rose Stein is definitely effective, fast, and convenient! If you wanted to undergo 3D-Hifu they are the people to call. They provide exclusive home treatments or you can visit them at the Luxe Spa at Trump Tower, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. Price range starts at P18,500 per area.
For inquiries about 3D Hifu treatments, call 09266459170 and look for Rose Stein.
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Product Review: Summer Glow LipLocked Lip & Cheek Tints, Multi Pot Creams, Lip Balm, Insta-Colour Creams and More!
Summer is near, can you feel it?
During this season, the beauty trend is natural looking makeup with dewy skin, sunkissed blush, and tinted lips. While we would love to wear makeup so we can enhance our features, it is important to keep them minimal in order to avoid the caking of heavily applied foundation, concealer, and powder caused by summer heat and also, to prevent waxy lipsticks from bleeding and transferring to our face or clothes.
Some of my favorite beauty products to use during this time are no-fuss multi-purpose lip tints, lip balms, and lip creams and I happen to have all of them from SUMMER GLOW! Oh, and yes, they got lots of variety to choose from!
Organic MultiPot Creams
Each pot contains a pigmented makeup cream that can be used as an eyeshadow base, blush on, and lipstick. The formulation is nice for it applies smoothly on the lips while moisturizing it. Also, it is buildable so you may use it sheer or fully opaque.
LipLocked Lip & Cheek Tints
I received this full collection with different packaging: the first one is the Gel Tints contained in something like a bottle with brush applicator that reminds me of nail polish containers, and the second one is the more common cheek & lip tint roller containers. Packaging-wise, I prefer the roller ball type since it is easier to use, unlike the other one which is prone to spilling.
The shade names, I have noticed are inspired by the popar female celebrities in the country. I got 10 shades of them but my personal favorites would be Kathryn, Solenn, Anne, and Julia.
I think the darker shades look very similar to each other, only with a tiny bit of difference. Arci tend to be maroon-ish in person, Isabelle is plum with hint of brown, Georgina is raspberry more red violet-ish, Marian is a brighter version of Georgina only with more pink red tones to it, and Liza seems more dark fuchsia.
For me, their stains last a long time around 2-3hours unless you eat a greasy meal. This is perfect to use when swimming or going to the pool because it can surely leave you with a subtle healthy color on your face and lips.
There are 3 more products here like Insta-Colour (though I am mot sure how different this one is from the Multi-Pot Creams. I really think that they function just the same. Only the color of this one is more opaque and pigmentation is better.
They also have a Multi-Stick makeup that can be used for eyelids, cheeks, and lips. For the lips, they don't moisturize my lips, however, they give a decent color coverage without drying my lips. I think these are easier to use than the Multi-Pot creams because I wouldn't need to use a lip brush anymore (because using your fingers mught contaminate the products!!!)
They have two colors: Sage, mauve pink, and Gwyneth, nude brown. They look more matte compared to the Multi Pot Creams.
I also received their Moisturizing Lip Balm that has a hint of peach brown hue. Applying it on the lips will instantly moisturizeand give a hint of color. I honestly like usung it because during summer, we tend to get dehydrated easily, but with this product, my lips don't dry out nor get chapped!
Summer Glow is a Philippine-brand that aims to provide awareness to the people that we have locally-made products that have great quality with affordable price. They also strive to provide the masses with several choices so that people will support local make ups instead of unlabeled (usually fake) China-made products that may contain toxic chemicals and other harmful ingredients.
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