I've always been a chocolate lover by heart and any food that has chocolates or in this case, skin food that has chocolate to be exact, drives me crazy! I mean who doesn't like chocolates? They're the best thing that happened in this world!
Organic skin care + chocolates + fruit enzymes = Yummy skin dessert!
Meet, Skin Potions Choco Munch Body Fruit Enzyme Scrub!
A micropeeling scrub that promotes skin rejuvenation and whitening at the same time. Infused with fruit enzymes that helps in skin repair. With chocolate essence that makes your bath more relaxing.
Cocoa, Apricot Scrub, Kojic, Papain, Rice Bran Oil
Apply on damp skin, rub and rinse.
Php 400 for 100 grams
I have been using this scrub for a few times now and here's my review based solely on my personal experience:
Score: 10/10. It smells like real chocolates with a blend of sweet fruits. The sweetness of the fruits were complimented by the bittersweet scent of the chocolates which I think made a very good combination. The scent makes me enjoy my bath time even more and the smell lasts for several minutes even after bath which I really love!
Score: 8/10. Everytime I use this, my skin has experienced micropeeling after every bath which I think helps in skin lightening because it aids in dead skin cells slowly flaking away. However in terms of
Score: 5/10. This is a body scrub but it's too gentle for my liking. The beads are too few so I couldn't really feel that "scrubby-dubby feeling" if you know what I mean; it felt more like an in-shower lotion with tiny beads than a body scrub for me. I felt tiny fruit beads being rubbed on my skin alright but they weren't able to exfoliate my dry skin that much unlike their Milky Oat Scrub which really delivered. I still have dry patches on my skin and micropeeled skin that it wasn't able to remove. However, those who have ultra-sensitive skin might like this; it's all a matter of preference.
This is how this product looks like when applied on the skin, you can see that the beads are far from each other.
As much as I love and adore its fruity chocolatey scent and the fact that it can also be used as an alternative for a shaving cream since it's very gentle, I might not consider this as a body scrub that is perfect for my skin type. However, if they can add MORE beads, it will help in improving this product SO MUCH and it can do better in terms of exfoliation and maybe, that will make me list this as one of my favorite lotion scrubs.
El Natura Pure Goat's Milk Soap
I've always been a chocolate lover and any skin care products that has chocolates or at least smells like chocolates drives me nuts! Haha! I'll be sharing one of my favorite chocolate soaps:
Introducing, El Natura 100% Pure Goat's Milk Soap!
Rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Prevents skin cancer, treats acne, delay early signs of aging. Nourishing and moisturizing. No water formulation.
1. Has recently been proven to effectively treat acne.
2. Goat milk soap is less allergenic than synthetically loaded commercial soaps and detergents.
3. It is known that goat milk can reduce skin inflammation, and soothes dry and damaged skin.
4. Can reduce wrinkles and delay signs of skin aging.
5. Goat’s milk soap has alpha-hydroxy acids that soften the skin by breaking down the glue that holds dead skin cells together.
6. The famous Cleopatra known for her beauty and amazing skin, biggest skin care secret revealed was bathing in goat’s milk.
7. Goat’s milk has the closest PH level to our skin. This helps protect our skin from invading bacteria and chemicals.
8. Loaded with essential nutrients and vitamins like vitamin C, B1, B6, B12, and E.
9. Goat’s milk soaps are free from harmful chemical and a very mild soap bar safe to use for all skin conditions.
10. Goat milk consists of natural emollients and triglycerides that act as natural moisturizer.
I've been using this soap for a few days already and here's my review based solely on my experience:
Score 10/10. Yes, I LOVE chocolates and this product didn't disappoint! It smells like real chocolate milk - none of those synthetic fragrances! The scent sticks onto the body as well for a few minutes after rinsing it which makes me enjoy my bath time even more!
Score 10/10. Even if this is a moisturizing soap which has a creamy lather and not much bubbles like chemical soaps, rest assured that it effectively cleansed and deodorized my skin. Some soaps that are heavily dosed with fragrances can only "mask" odor but this soap not only makes you smell sweet, it also kills bacteria that causes body odor.
I can't give a score right now because I am using a different soap on my face as of the moment for pimple prevention. However, I also put this on for a minute after rinsing the former soap and so far, it hasn't caused me any breakouts which is good.
Score: 8/10. This soap has pure goat's milk formulation that thoroughly cleanses my skin without drying it too much. Its creamy foamy lather sticks onto my skin letting it absorb all its moisturizing properties. I also found that even if I have ultra-dry skin on my body, I won't be needing a rich lotion after using this; a very light water-based lotion will do. I still have a few dry patches after rinsing the soap, but it's nothing that a moisturizer can't fix.
This is how its creamy lather looks on the skin:
All-in-all I am satisfied with this product because aside from it's gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin, it's also safe to use on babies' skin! I'm sure that my baby would enjoy his new chocolatey bathtime buddy; gotta be careful not to let him eat this though! Haha! :)
You can buy this online in their Instagram account: @elnatura
Usually, girls like me have a hard time deciding what lipstick shade to carry on my purse on a certain day and which one to use. Asking, should I wear red, pink, or nude? Not to mention, the time and effort of finding the perfect shade that suits us!
Now, that's just a problem of the past! I've found the 3 basic colors in a perfect shade that brightens up my skin tone - all in one lipstick set!
Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Lippies in StyLIZed Collection!
Happy Skin gets StyLIZed w/ a limited edition collaboration with style icon Liz Uy! The fashion editor & celebrity stylist presents the three key lip hues to add to your style wardrobe in 24 carats (pink), Red Carpet (red), and Style Icon (nude). These lippies can be worn on different occasions and worn multiple ways. A must-have for every girl who wants to be StyLIZed!
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polycylapidate-2, Ceresin Wax, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Beeswax, Ozokerite Wax, Candedilla Wax, Shea Butter, Collagen, Alo Oil, Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May contain: (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide, D&C Yellow No. 6 Al lake, D&C Yellow No.5 Al lake, D&C Blue No. 1 Al lake, D&C Red 21 Al lake, D&C Red 27 Al lake, D&C Red No. 7 CA, D&C Red No. 6 Sodium Salt, D&C Red No. 28 Al lake, D&C Red No. 30 lake, Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492)
Net Weight / Price:
2.7g x 3 / Php 1,499.00 for this set w/ leather case
Here is the review based on my experience:
* Moisturizing - does not leave my lips dry and chapped
* Long-lasting - it stays put for 4-6 hours (w/o eating and drinking)
* Pigmented Colors- just one swipe on each lip is enough
* Texture - very creamy plus the color glides easily
* Finish - opaque glossy look with non-sticky formula
* Smell- unscented and tasteless (it isn't bothering to the smell and taste)
* Wearability - all colors are perfect for Asian skin tones,
- can be paired with light or heavy eye makeup,
- can be used in any occasions day and night.
* Quality - can be compared to high-end makeup international brands
* Price - cheaper compared to expensive imported brands,
more expensive compared to other local make-up brands.
* Nothing about the quality.
* Price is more expensive when bought one by one
* Limited edition colors
*I suggest they make Style Icon a regular staple so I can buy it anytime.
You can purchase this online at www. happyskincosmetics.com and in any Happy Skin kiosks in the Philippines.
We all do love a lip product whose color stays put for hours, makes us look blooming, and leaves us confident that it won't be removed even after eating, drinking, (and kissing!) Haha!
So before buying these lip candies at the bazaar, me and my friend decided to just test it out first. So around 12:30nn we put the color on using their tester then we shopped around, had late lunch, drank water, rubbed our lips off with tissue paper repeatedly and came back at the @skinpotions bazaar around 2:45pm. Guess what? The color was still there! And it remained like it's untouched! I mean, wow! Other lipsticks even the expensive ones easily get removed when I eat but this one does not! Amazing - it exceeded my expectations!
Lip Candy Collection initially came in 4 colors:
*Snow White's Kiss -true red w/ bluish tint
*Strawberry Shortcake - pink w/ bluish tint
*California Dream- warm yellow-orange
*Hello Plum- cool violet color w/ bluish tint
Colored lip products are one of the essential things in one's makeup kit because it instantly gives your face a healthy glow and it easily changes your look with just one or a few swipes! Now, I'll write about the current long-lasting and moisturizing organic lip balms that I absolutely love!
These moisturizing, long-lasting water-resistant, smudge-proof and kiss-proof (yes they are!) lip balms that are made with organic and natural oils and waxes. It's comforting knowing that they are safe for sensitive lips.
Moisturizing lip balm that will leave your lips pigmented and soft the whole day. Made with organic & natural oils and waxes that penetrates deep within.
Shea Butter, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Fruit Pigment
SRP: Php 180 (but they give up to 20%-50% discounts during bazaars)
Fruity and Light (similar to old school berry-scented lip glosses)
This is a swatch test I made on my arm. I wet the skin, soaped it, rinsed it with water and patted it dry. See how strong they stick to the skin!
COLOR LIP SWATCH:
All pictures are unedited to show the real colors.
Snow White's Kiss
.It's a bright red with blue undertones that enhances yellowish Asian skin tones and makes the teeth look whiter! It's perfect to use when you want to look bold, strong, and show everyone what femme fatale is all about! You can also make the color lighter with only a few swipes if you prefer to look sweeter.
The redness of this lip balm can be adjusted to the intensity that you like: you can make your lips look like you just ate a Lipps candy with just a few dabs on the lips or make it look bright red with three or more full swipes on the lips. I like it when my lip color is bright!
It is a dark pink shade that has more bluish tints. The color turns fuchsia as minutes and hours pass by. This is perfect to be used when you go out on a date. The color is bright enough to make you look blooming plus you won't have to retouch all the time and you don't have to worry about staining your teeth as well when you eat because the color stays strong!
I can actually call it a "Barbie shade" because it's pinkish and girlish, I can't help it! This lip balm's shade can be adjusted according to your liking whether you like it a bit subdued or as bright a pop of color as you want! I however like sporting bright lip colors to enhance my skin tone!
It's a warm yellow-orange color that turns into a bright orange as minutes and hours pass by. It has more yellowish tint so the downside is it can emphasize yellow teeth. However, if you have white teeth, it is fine. This is a perfect color to be used this summer - warm and citrusy!
California Dream is a bright orange lip color that gears towards the warm palette. It truly enhances yellowish Asian skin tones like mine which I really love! This color is perfect for daytime use for that summery morning feels! Just think of fresh crisp grass, the scent of fresh unpolluted air, and warm sunset kiss!
I was never a fan of plum and violet lipsticks but I was surprised to find out that the color of this lip balm suits me well. When I put it on, it made me look fierce and cool! Perfect to use when watching a rock concert!
As you can see, Hello Plum is a violet color that looks a bit lavender-ish on my lips at first then later turns into a pinkish violet after a few minutes. This lip color is so bold and fierce, it takes a lot of guts to just wear it! However, like all the other variants, you can just tone the color of this down according to a shade that you are comfortable with! But if you wanna go crazy with the color, go ahead! Pair it with your favorite black eyeliner and minimal face makeup!
In my opinion is the MOST PIGMENTED out of all the variants. Just one full swipe on the lips is enough to make them look opaque! Superb color pay-off quality I should say! This is a deep -orange lipstick that warms and brightens up the face, most suitable for yellowish Asian skintones! It has a bit of brownish undertones in it as well.
Its shade can be toned down as well if you want a more subdued look, just dab it on gently on the lips carefully so the color won't look too strong. If you like bold and fierce orange color, well this one is for you!
The pigmentation is superb and awesome, it instantly brightens up my dull face, hehe! It's long-wearing, moisturizing, water-resistant, smudge proof and kiss-proof, proven indeed by me haha!
Cherry Bitten is a reddish shade with a hint of pink and a neutral undertone that goes well with both warm and cool skin tones. Compared to Snow White's Kiss, this one is a bit deeper and more reddish. I really love this because it gives me a bright red lip color that still looks wearable, just like the other variants, this lip balm's effect can be toned down or brightened up according to your liking. Dab it a few times or swipe it generously, go ahead and experiment!
Lip balm with a tiny hint of pink? Oh yes! I am currently loving Skin Potions' Lip Candy in Baby Aurora!
It moisturizes my lips and at the same time giving it a beautiful baby pink color that looks natural making my lips enhanced without looking too made up! The tint is also long-wearing and the formulation doesn't cake on the lips! It's perfect for ladies especially students on a budget who wanna look pretty using natural lip balm made of fruit pigments!
Review: Claims vs. Results
The colorful label is cute and girly! It also looks fresh, youthful, modern and light - perfect for its target market which are the teens and young-at-heart yuppies!
These lip balms moisturized my lips really well and kept it hydrated for 12 hours! It didn't leave my lips chapped and dry even if these are colored balms.
Their colors are long-lasting as well sticking to the lips for at least 6 hours straight even when you eat, drink, kiss and lick your lips! If you apply it before going to sleep, the color will still be there when you wake up! How nice, right? The only way to completely remove this is when you wash it with toothpaste or soap, or when you use a make-up remover.
Color Pigmentation: 9/10
This product gives a glossy sheer finish. It will not be opaque no matter how many times you put it on. For a lip balm it actually gives a great color pigmentation already! The color is buildable, one swipe will give you a glossy tint, 2-3 swipes will give you a hint of color. My only concern is I had to swipe at least 6 times (or more) on each of my lips before I get the bright color in these pictures below. So that means, if I use a certain lip balm everyday, I'll run out of this fast which is not that much of a big deal to me. They are all perfect for Asian's yellowish skin tones!
For their long-lasting power, buildable color pay-off, moisturizing properties and affordable price, I recommend this product to anyone!
Will I repurchase? Definitely, YES!
To buy their products, check them out at:
Founder of Astral Crystals.