Friday, May 26, 2017

[REVIEW] BYS BROW GEL – BOLD BRUNETTE

Today, I’ll be sharing with you my review of BYS BROW GEL in the shade: 01 Bold Brunette. If you’re a subscriber to my YouTube Channel, you’d know that I’ve already uploaded a First Impression Demo & Review of this brow product last year but now, I want to give you my in-depth review as I have used it for several months already. 
 


THE BASICS: ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Product Name: BYS BROW GEL
Shade: 01 BOLD BRUNETTE
Price: PHP 399.00
Bought From: SM DEPARTMENT STORE



The clear glass-like plastic pot contains 2grams of brow product. They carry 4 shades namely: 01 Bold Brunette, 02 Natural Brown, 03 A Blonde’s Bestfriend, and 04 Knock Out Black. Although I bought mine from SM Department Store, you can also purchase this product online. If you're from the Philippines and you just want to get it online, it is also available on Zalora website.


WHY DID I PURCHASE?

Since my husband and I are based here in Singapore, I have made it a habit, whenever we visit the Philippines, to purchase (or sometimes “hoard” - haha) some makeup products especially those that I can’t find here. So when I was shopping last year, the very nice and helpful saleslady showed this brow product to me and I got really curious because I have heard a lot about brow pomades but I haven’t really tried any. The saleslady happened to be wearing it on her eyebrows on that particular day and I really liked how natural it looks on her, so I thought, “if my brows would look like hers just by using this product, then why not?!!!”  And there it jumped into my basket.


MY FIRST IMPRESSION DEMO & REVIEW VIDEO




MY REVIEW (after months of using it)

At first, I didn’t really think that the shade would match my eyebrows but it amazingly did. I also thought that since it’s a brow pomade, I might have difficulty applying it on my brows, but I was so wrong! The application went really smoothly the first time I tried it and it even surprised me that the built-in brush was working so perfectly fine, too! I’m used to applying brow products with an angled brush but the built-in one of BYS Brow Gel works just as fine as any of my angled brushes. I love that I don’t need a lot of product for every use because it is very creamy and incredibly pigmented. It also doesn’t take long to set and when it does set, it doesn’t budge anymore. Yes, I’m blessed to have visible brows with or without product but I still need to enhance them whenever I need to go out for a more defined and put-together look.

I have been using this brow gel/pomade for more than 6 months now but I’m not even half-way through its container so I’m not exaggerating when I say that a little really goes a looong way. It is very long-lasting so I don't have to touch-up on my brows when I'm wearing this. I also love how travel-friendly this product is! It can easily fit whatever makeup pouch I’m going to bring when I travel because of its size, and because it has its own brush-- that’s one less makeup tool I have to carry. 


FINAL WORDS
 
I highly recommend this brow gel to anyone who is thinking of trying a new and different brow product but have no idea what and which to buy or basically to all of you who simply want to elevate your brow game because seriously, purchasing this amazing brow product is truly one of the best makeup-related decisions I’ve ever done in my life and I couldn’t be happier that I own a BYSBROW GEL.

 
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So, I’m wondering… Have you tried this brow product? Or are you contemplating on buying one? I would love to know your thoughts!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

[REVIEW] NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL – IS IT OKAY FOR OILY-COMBINATION SKIN?


Hep! Before you scold me for not being around this side of the interweb for a while (peace sign), I have a product review for you. Ah-huh. Yep! A brand new product review, so save that guilt-trippin for later and let’s talk about my experience with NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL first. *wink-wink*




WHY DID I PURCHASE?

I actually uploaded a haul video last week explaining why I bought this product but okay, let me talk about that here, too. I recently have just finished my Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Cream and thought of trying a different moisturizer instead of repurchasing the same thing, although I have to say that I parted with my Himalaya moisturizer on really good terms. So since it’s time to hit the supermarket to buy groceries, I decided to also look for a new face cream there since GIANT also has an aisle dedicated for face and body stuff. And that’s where I saw this blue box that says NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL. And I was like, “Water gel? As in water? And gel? Oooh! That sounds fancy.” And so I took it and placed it in my basket.






THE BASICS: ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Name: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Price: $19.90 (as of this date it’s on sale on GUARDIAN website for S$13.93 only)
Bought from: GIANT supermarket Singapore



Product description from Neutrogena Website:

Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. The unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream. It boosts skin's hydration level and locks it in all day. Naturally found in the skin, hydrating hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, moisturizing with up to 1,000 times its weight in water, resulting in more supple and smooth skin. 
-       Oil-free
-       Non-comedogenic
-       Purified Hyaluronic acid
-       Wearable under makeup



The product is contained in a blue glass tub and it contains 50G of product. Inside of it is a blue-ish translucent gel that is very watery and runny, consequently why it’s called a “water gel”. It’s not sticky and I like it. It is scented though. It smells like newly-washed/fabconed linens— in other words, it smells clean. Not a strong scent in my opinion but to people with overly sensitive nose for scents, this might come off as a tad strong.





THE BASICS: ABOUT ME

For your information, I have oily-combination skin that is also acne-prone and sensitive. I am normally oily on my T-zone area and usually dry on the rest of my face. My skin can easily react badly to some products even if they claim to be gentle on the skin. Please take note of this before you continue reading.


Monday, May 1, 2017

#MUSICMONDAY - EPISODE 2 | VERSACE ON THE FLOOR - BRUNO MARS (Cover by Becca)




Welcome to another episode of #musicmonday where I share with y’all whatever music I'm into on a Monday! And today it is Bruno Mars’ Versace On The Floor. I know, I know! Yes, this is probably like “so yesterday” to some (or most) of you but I really have a thing for being late in the game, y’know? So yeah, I only really dived into this song just about…ahm.. now? And yes, I am fully aware of what the song is about. C’mon! I'm old, okay? I know some say “it’s a dirty song” while some say, “it’s actually pretty romantic”. There are even others who say, “it’s really the tune that we like.” Well I say, “Whatevah! This is my current jam so immona give it a whip even if I don’t really know how to sing and play the guitar.” LOL. 

By the way, I kinda modified the lyrics a bit to fit what I have in mind because y'know, I'm actually a girl. Ah-huh, that's right. So here you go!


VERSACE ON THE FLOOR - LYRICS 
(BECCA'S VERSION)

Let’s take our time tonight, boy
Above us all the stars are watchin’
There’s no place I’d rather be in this world
Your eyes are where I’m lost in

Underneath the chandelier
We’re dancin’ all alone
There’s no reason to hide
What we’re feelin’ inside
Right now

So baby, let’s just turn down the lights
And close the door
Ooh I love your tux but you won’t need it anymore
No you won’t need it no more
Let’s just kiss ’til we’re naked, baby

Versace on the floor
Oooh, take it off for me, for me, for me, for me now, boy
Versace on the floor
Oooh, take it off for me, for me, for me, for me now, boy

No don’t be afraid to show it off
I’ll be right here ready to hold you
Boy, you know you’re perfect from your head down to your feet
Don’t be confused by my smile
Coz I ain’t ever been more for real, for real

So just turn down the lights
And close the door
Ooh I love your tux but you won’t need it anymore
No you won’t need it no more
Let’s just kiss ’til we’re naked, baby

Versace on the floor
Hey baby, take it off for me, for me, for me, for me now, boy
Versace on the floor
Oooh, take it off for me, for me, for me, for me now, boy

Versace on the floor



VILLAGE HOTEL CHANGI VLOGS – DAY 3 (21-Nov-2016) | EXPLORING CHANGI BEACH


 As with most of our travels and other staycations, the last day is always the saddest because it means “relaxation is over, the real world is now calling!”

So here is the last installment of my Village Hotel Changi Vlogs. You can check out my full review of the hotel for more information and photos. 



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Where was your last staycation? I would love to know!