Product of The Month

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Let me be honest with you … Pregnancy comes with burdens, mostly related to the body and my legs has been getting less care and love since my sense of balance is disoriented at the moment. It’s easier to use a moisturizing lotion on your upper body areas but not below, that’s why I chose this spray-on Argan Oil as the product of the month.

I’ve always mentioned how I personally love using Argan Oil infused products for my hair and body, now this products is for both which is really convenient but what makes me as a pregnant woman appreciate this product more is the spray function. It makes my life easier because I can just spray it on my legs instead of finding the perfect comfortable position to rub any lotion on my legs.

I highly recommend this product if you want a little bit of Argan Oil blessing on your hair or skin, I can tell you it works so well. It eases the itchiness from shaving, it moisturizes the area as the oil gets absorbed fast and doesn’t leave that sticky oily feeling.

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Kira Kira Crate – July 2018

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I posted in May my first Kira Kira Crate and I’ve been in love with it, June rolls around and I changed my address to Oman because I thought maybe it’ll be easier and cheaper instead of using that cursed shipping company. Well, I was wrong and I never really got June box and I was just sad that I have to go back to that shipping company again just to get my packages.

Jumping to July, I got my package of course after paying extra fee but I guess I deserved it. I cancelled my subscription after this box because I wanted to try something new and I might return back to this box anyway because I really enjoyed it. What I loved about this box is that all the items are connected to each other and makes a whole process of skincare routine.

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Bub Bub Sponge

This adorable sponge is just too cute for me to use, it has silicon ends and it helps with exfoliating and bubbles up the foam of the cleanser you apply on the lower part.  Like I said earlier the products are connected so the next one is the cleanser you can use with this sponge.

Aloe Face Wash

I love aloe based skincare products and this one isn’t any different, I love how it smells and it felt so refreshing.

This duo was a fun experience for me to try compared to the usual skincare routine I always do, I would love to try a different face wash with this sponge.

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Collagen and Vitamin C Lotion

I’m not sure why it’s called lotion because it’s definitely a toner to me. I love using vitamin C serums, I always make it part of my skincare routine and like the previous products it’s paired up with a rather interesting mask.

Compressed Sheet Masks

So this thing just blew my mind, they are small heart shaped tablets which absorbs toners or any liquid and they grow all the sudden to be a sheet mask.

Just like this video, I used the toner and dropped one of the tablets to create a vitamin C sheet mask and I liked how my face felt after using it. The toner can be used alone as well with cotton pads, as well as the sheet masks they can be customized with different toners and face products that can absorbed by those small tablets.

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Cheek Roller

As a final step from all those skincare products, this cheek roller is a perfect ending. It helps improve blood circulation and enhancing collagen, and it gives you the perfect massage for your cheeks before going to bed.

Overall, I’m kinda sad that I cancelled this subscription box. I really love everything they sent out so far, mostly because they are such interesting products to try out and also I think Asian skincare products are the best. I will definitely consider resubscribing soon, I highly recommend this subscription box.

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Testing Facial Cleansing Brush

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Originally I wanted to try LVL lash treatment since it’s been on my mind after I tried lash extensions a year ago. It’s much pricier but I thought if the process is worth it, I might just continue with it instead of the extensions. But it turned out I can’t do it because I’m pregnant and apparently it’s not good for breastfeeding ladies as well, probably because of the serum used to keep the lashes lifted and curled. I might consider doing it by next year if that’s the case, so I just changed my appointment to manicure since my nails need a little love and I don’t mind a free hand massage. When I was at the salon waiting for my turn, the hairdresser was talking to me and showing me this facial cleansing brush. I got interested because I’ve seen it in few ads and like the Pore Cleaner Vacuum, I wanted to test it out for myself.

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The packaging is really nice to be honest, and it looks fancy. The device is made of silicon and it has two sides, a cleanser and a massager.

How Does it Work ?

It’s waterproof so it’s easy to clean after usage, you can use it after dampen your face and applying whichever cleansing product you like. There are two buttons to control the vibrating settings to whichever you’re comfortable using.

Does it Actually Work ?

I used it with my usual cleansing gel and the whole vibrating process was actually pretty relaxing. My skin seemed much smoother and the pores weren’t that visible as I’m used to see. I would honestly say this product worked well with me from the first use.

The Verdict

If you don’t want to pay over $100 for a facial cleanser, I highly recommend trying this product and adding it to your skincare routine because it really helps in reducing pore visibility and the whole cleansing process. Along with skincare, it’s also a relaxing massage device.

Have you ever used a facial cleansing device before ? Do you recommend it ?

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Etsy Stores I Recommend

I love checking Etsy from time to time, I love the handmade element to be more accurate. I decided to compile a list in this post of all my favorite stores and items I got from Etsy.

MadeByTokiToki

I love this store and the person who runs it Century, I collaborated with her before on my 200 followers giveaway and she helped boost my blog. I love her polymer clay creations, she goes with the kawaii element.


SimplyACBoutique

I’m all for bath products, I tried the Mermaid Sugar Scrub before from this store and I absolutely love it.


BluePotionCo

I love her chibi drawings. I ordered a mug and two covers before from her and I’ve been in love with them ever since.


JasmineJewelryShop

I love opal jewelry, I ordered from this store a beautiful opal moon and star necklace as a birthday gift for my sister as well as a ring for me. If you’re into that, I recommend checking this store.

Testing Pore Cleaner Vacuum

Originally I was planning to post March Glossybox but when I got it yesterday from Aramex office, I found out the packaging is really messed up and one of the items is missing. I’m sure one of Aramex workers messed up the packaging when he/she was checking the content of the box but I don’t know who to blame for the missing item. Anyway it was my last box before I cancelled it today since I’m getting overwhelmed with many products, I’ll reactivate it again soon enough.

I decided to post this review instead, it’s something I’m pretty sure you’ve seen floating on social media for awhile. I got it few months ago from LightInTheBox but it got discontinued, so I found it on eBay as well if you are interested.

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How Does it Work ?

It’s a bit tricky and I would say it’s annoying, you have to gently press with your thumb on the cap that closes the battery area and it’ll stop working if you remove your finger so you got to hold it while using it.  While moving it around your skin, it supposed to have enough suction to clean the pores and remove blackheads.

Does it Actually Work ?

I have mixed feelings about it, it works but not as efficient as deep facials you get in salons. I would say it worked well on my T Zone but not as much as on my nose unless I keep my face in steam for awhile to keep my pores open. It’s more of a hustle to do that’s why I didn’t use it as much.

The Verdict

I don’t think it’s that useful if you’re looking for deep cleansing tools, the vacuum itself doesn’t have that much power to clean the pore without effecting the skin itself because it’ll give you red marks if you keep using it in one area.

Have you ever used this tools before ? What do you think about it ?

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Glossybox – January 2018

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I wanted to post this earlier but I’ve been scheduling posts in the past two weeks trying to give the post topics more variety and also I wanted some time to use the products that was sent out if I can notice any difference.

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Steve Laurant – Dusty Rose Lip Tint

At first I was a bit intimidated seeing “lip gloss” because the last time I wore a lip gloss was back when I was a teenager and I was afraid it’ll been like those old super shiny lip glosses, see how old fashioned I am ? Thankfully I was wrong and it turned out to be a really nice pink almost natural, I used it after applying liquid lipsticks using my finger and it gave my lips a subtle shine as if my lips were smooth. I love it, it can be used as a cream blush as well since it blends so well.

Theorie – Marula Oil Transforming Hair Serum

I think I mentioned before that I love getting hair products, and this came in a perfect time since the serum I was using just finished. I wish it came in a larger size since I have a very thick hair so 10ml isn’t exactly enough for me. It helps protecting your hair from heat and also adds shine which I noticed.

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Dr Botanicals – Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

I’m all for the “100% Natural” label, it makes me feel safe of the stuff I put on my skin. Honestly I was afraid it would be thick in consistency since it was an oil substance but it was the complete opposite, it’s very light, smells really nice and it got absorbed quickly.

Lumene Lahde – Pure Dew Drops Hydrating Eye Gel

Lately I haven’t been sleeping well so it shows in my eyes as it gets puffy and dark circles began to appear. It was the perfect time to test this product, so per directions written I used it after cleaning my face couple of times now and I felt that cold sensation under my eyes which feels really refreshing.

Buxom – Big Tease Plumping Mascara

I’m a certified Mascara hoarder, seeing mascaras excites me. If you’re looking for lash separation, great volume and length, this is the mascara for you. It’s amazing I absolutely love it, too bad it’s such a small size.

Overall, loving every product in this box specially the lip tint and mascara.

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The Beauty Shop Haul

I recently went to visit The Beauty Shop to get ONE item which was a Body Scrub from Bomb Cosmetics but I ended up buying plenty of stuff and I thought of sharing it in this post.

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Vamp Stamp

I’ve seen this in multiple ads on Twitter and I really wanted to try it, Brooke Clarke did an amazing review on it last month and it encouraged me to get it. I got Large because the price tag was covering the part where it’s written so I had to return it and get Medium even though I wanted to get Kitten size since I don’t like that dramatic winged line. I’m very impressed with this product because it created the perfect shape when I stamped it, it took few tries to get it right but it’ll definitely make my life easier.

Brush Cleaning Egg

Cleaning my brushes is one of my dreaded chores, and this tool made it so much easier. It cleans the brushes pretty well and it rests perfectly on my fingers while I use it, and it’s small enough to take it while travelling.

Bomb Cosmetics Mango & Vanilla Hair Mask

I won a giveaway on Bomb Cosmetics account that is run by a girl who provides the products to The Beauty Shop, one of the gifts that I received is a Shampoo bar called Flower Girl and I absolutely loved it. I thought of getting more hair products by this brand and test them out so I got this hair mask and it smells amazing. Like the name implies, it mostly smells fruity and I love it.

Bomb Cosmetics Scrubology Body Scrub

Finally the item I actually went to the shop to get, a body scrub. The reason why I chose this one in particular is because when I smelled the tester, I fell in love. It smells very floral and I’m pretty sure it’s roses, it was an instant yes to me. It made my skin really soft and moisturized since it’s oil based, the scent stayed for days.

Have you ever used these products before, let me know what you guys think. Hope you enjoyed this small haul post and have a great day.

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