PRODUCT REVIEW

Cleopatra's Secret Skin Care Product Review 

Another trusted skin care products I know is from Cleopatra's Secret Skincare. It is inspired by Cleopatra (The Last Pharoah of Egypt) natural and effective beauty rituals and practices. Cleopatra's fame because of her exceptional beauty and for loving herself is still alive until our generation. 

"All our skincare products are proudly manufactured in the Philippines using luxurious organic ingredients, combined with the latest premium quality cosmetic active ingredients issued from plant cell cultures."

It is actually my first time to have a product that has an ingredients coming from a plant cell culture, at least that is what I know. Nonetheless, that means their products is at high quality. Their organic ingredients is also FDA-approved so you don't need to worry. 


I got the the Antioxidant Boost Green Tea & Milk Soap, Pore Minimizing Face Mask, Pimple Soothing Face Mask, Pimple Soothing Facial Cleanser and Gentle Cleansing Milk. I planned to make a review for the pimple soothing mask and facial cleanser because I want to tests it effectivity on my pimple break out due to my hormonal imbalance and the rest for the giveaway, so stay tuned! 

Antioxidant Boost Green Tea & Milk Soap 

Grean tea leaf surely have an antioxidant property because it is rich in polyphenols that is good for rejuvenating the skin. It can also improve one's skin complexion and makes it healthier by flushing out toxins and reducing inflammation. The green tea itself can act as a toner that can help in drawing out impurities. It also contains catechin which is an antibacterial agent fighting acne-causing bacteria.  It surely have amazing benefits for everyone. 


Pore Minimizing Face Mask

Lots of feedback came out that the pore minimizing mask has been very effective for them. 
They say it has a minty effect on your skin and it is also advisable to use it only once a week. The fact that it absorbs oil links to the benefits that it can reduce the size of the pores. But for my readers and blog followers I wanted to give this to them so I don't use it. I was even tempted to try it cause one of my face problems is that I do have open pores plus my very oily skin leading to pimple break outs. 

Pimple Soothing Face Mask

For this one I used it. Pimple break outs are getting worse than ever. I enjoyed applying the mask every night and realized that the redness of my pimples lessen. It has a poking or even itchy sensation when its time to wash them out.  Smoothen face came after that. But because my pimples were from hormonal imbalance I need to stop using it and take antibiotic medication to stop the break through. However, the mask is still effective for me for lessing swelling and inflammation. 





Gentle Cleansing Milk

Its my first time to see a cleansing milk, yes its true! It is indeed cleopatra's secret, because as different articles say, Cleopatra preserve her beauty by washing with milk and honey. Milk contains acid that can helps in gently cleansing then soften the skin called aplha-hydroxy. Can be used to achieve a healthy skin even after a whole day using make-up for work and other stuffs. 

Pimple Soothing Facial Cleanser

 Every night I wash my face with the cleanser before I put the facial mask that come up as a pair with this. They were a perfect combination actually. I love its fruity smell and its foaming effect. (I love using products with foams it easier for me to wash my face.) No salicylic acid for the acne treatment but the tea tree oil does the job for it. Will still use this one after my antibiotic and medical treatment for hormonal imbalance. 

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Done with my review for Cleopatra's Secret Skin Care. I hope you can check their instagram account at @celopatrassecretph






Natura Organics Product Review

There are many beauty and skin care products in our market right now. But for me you should be careful in choosing products for yourself. Most of it contains chemicals that were really harmful for one's skin. Good thing there are many companies that focuses on the health of the clients, one of them is the Natura Organics. They have been in the industry for six years bringing us SAFE and EFFECTIVE products. They does not use any ingredients that causes damages to our skin. 


(For more details about the company you can check their about us section here.)



As you can see its not only that they have SAFE products but their packaging really catches your attention. You can say that its really packed clean and with care for the clients to use. First impression really lasts on this matter. As they put lots of effort for their market. Its 100% score from me then. 



For what is inside, I received the Dream Love Soap, the Lokal Matte Lipsticks and Tints. You can watch my Youtube Unboxing Video Volume 1 for my reaction you can click here. I was really in awe when I first saw what is inside. I was in deep thought whether I'll give this away or keep it for myself. I love lippies so sorry guys it is for me. 


You'll think that they send me same shades of lippies but NO. Actually I love lipsticks, they're LIFE! That is why I'm so happy they sent me two of what they call LOKAL MATTE LIPSTICKS. One is the BATANES and the other one is the ISABELA. I love how unique they were as they named them from the different provinces or cities in the Philippines. Their lipsticks were ORGANIC and LEAD_FREE! 


These were the shades, Batanes have darker pigments than Isabela but they both look beautiful! They also smells fruity unlike other lipstick brands. I want to try more shades! I actually where them mostly these days. I think its minty when applied cause it has a cooling effect for your lips. 


For the soap, here is the details according to the website:

BENEFITS: 
√ Fragrance free – natural fresh- soap-scent
√ Visible instant and long term whitening results 
√ Gives youthful and radiant glow 
√ Decreases melanin formation & even out brown spots and skin blemishes 
√ With natural moisturizer that makes skin smooth and silky


Well for me, first thing I noticed is that it really smells good, its natural scent is really refreshing. It has SPF30 which is quite good for sun protection. I did not use it for the purpose that the soap will also be included on the month of May's Giveaway together with other brands. I hope the winner will have a good review about this and compare it to other papaya soap in the market. 

You can follow them on their instagram account @realnaturaorganics. Check their website as well. 







PRODUCT REVIEW
BARESKIN 

Another products from Ms. Rowena of Bareskin. I've collaborated with them before and had a giveaway among all the soaps she gave me. And now I got more of the trending products they offer in the market. 


First is for the lips nurturing and styling, the lip scrub and the lip & cheek tint in one. I just realize that the lip scrub can be useful when you have a chapped lips and for those people who wanted to achieve the Korean gradient lips with that glossy appearance. While the lip & cheek tint did not let me down as well. I love how pigmented it was. But the only downside to it for me is that is is not on liquid time so it can be a little hassle for some one in a rush to put it. However, the color is more long lasting that the liquid one due to its form.


GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!



I heard a lot of feedback from this latest banana soap. So I got interested and researched about what is the benefit of it, so basically banana have lots of powerful nutrients. First is the potassium that hydrates and moisturize the skin. The Vit B protects the skin from the free radicals that cause the premature aging and oxidative stress. Vitamin A heals dry and withered skin, fades the acne marks and dark spot plus smooths aging skin. While Zinc fights against germs causing acne. Vit C is necessary for the production of collagen and the control of oily skin. For the UV protection and slows down aging the Vit E took work on that. And the Amino Acids nourishes our skin. Wow that's a lot. No wonder the banana soap has been the talk of the town lately.

Another full of benefits product is the Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub that we all know can treat different type of skin damages. It moisturize our skin, fight germs and gives you glowing skin that reduces that signs of aging.

Two more products for the giveaway. The Ionic Keratin Shampoo and the Sensibles Hyaluronic Body Lotion.

Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps dry as it acts as best moisturizers and for the aging skin because loss of hyaluronic acid is one causes of wrinkles. Ionic Keratin Shampoo replenishes keratin and lost moisture it also eliminates the frizz and strengthens hair. Volumizing to smoothing and moisturizing to color-protecting lots of benefits can be offered.

MECHANICS

1. Follow my blog and comment why will you want to win the products. 
2. Follow @mybareskinspecialistmain and Ms. @rowena_losbanos and my account @ariannemaeserrano on INSTAGRAM. 
3. You can follow my twitter account @ariannepserrano for bonus points as well.
4. Once you're done, comment on my IG with #EnnGiveawayXBareskin and tag 3 of your friends
5. Regramming can be a bonus point too. 

Welcome to my Monthly Giveaway for the month of APRIL!
Goodluck guys and thank you! Winners will be announce after the Holy Week. 




(Source: https://bellatory.com/skin/Benefits-of-Banana-for-Skin, https://nm-salt.com/dead-sea-salt-scrub/)





PRODUCT REVIEW:
 SVR INFINITY PRODUCTS






Due to hormonal imbalance, my face is experiencing a total break out and it was one of my big problem right now. So last September 27 2016 I received a package from SVR Infinity sponsoring me their Sofia's Glutathione Soap and Toner. Once I got home I immediately washed my face and used it. The first thing I recognized was the scent of it, it really smells so good. Right after washing, my face feels so smooth. Then I put on the toner, which surprise me because it doesn't sting! I used a lot of toners before but this one is really different. Then I told myself okay I'm going to make a 1 week review about it that became a month review. Day by day I saw the difference on my face. Even tho I still have pimples once I used the soap, it immediately dried it up, leaving the marks. 

So I was thinking what it was made of and why it's like that? Let's see.

The Big Three, Glutathione, Kojic and Collagen.
Other Ingredients, Active Whitening, Vit. C and E, Glycerin, Mineral and Vegetable Oil.

Glutathione is a substance produced naturally by the liver. It is also found in fruits, vegetables, and meats. Glutathione is involved in many processes in the body, including tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and for the immune system. It is the body's most powerful antioxidant, unknown by most. It is popular when used as a way to help whiten skin. It helps people achieve the skin pigmentation they desire with no harmful side effects when taken in proper dosages.

Kojic acid functions primarily as a skin-lightening agent. This powerful ingredient assists in the exfoliation of dead skin cells, removing oil, dirt, and organisms that might be thriving on the skin.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in our muscles, bones, skin and tendons. It’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. It gives our skin strength and elasticity, and helps replace dead skin cells. Increasing collagen levels can help your skin look firmer, increase smoothness, and help your skin cells keep renewing and repairing normally.

For the toner, it is water based and ALCOHOL FREE! That is why it does not sting! They also added up Organic Aloe Vera that helps fight the stubborn pimples and acne on our skin. 

A little background on their company. 

"Online Shop founded in 2009 by Mrs. Sofia Relosa. It started out as selling Glutathione Injections on the side while working as an employee. It was on 2012 when she discovered and customized a soap that was made to address all concerns of a busy Filipina.By 2013, Ms. Sofia Launched Sofia's Glutathione Soap and later on founded SVR Infinity. Today, Ms. Sofia has more than 100 resellers all over the Philippines and abroad. Making sure that SVR products are accessible to every Filipina." - Based on their FB site

You can check their social media accounts for more details. 
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Sofiasbeautyandwellness/
Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/svrinfinity/

Watched the Review I made on my youtube channel. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and HIT LIKE plus COMMENT.


Thank you and lots of love









ZenaMatt Personalized Shop Necklace





If you want something personalise to give on Christmas you can check @zenamattpersonalise on instagram. They personalise necklace and even bracelets. Plus jewelry set consisting of necklace, earrings and a ring. 

If you want the Silver necklace it will cost you 850 php, while the stainless gold cost 550 php and the stainless silver cost 450 php. 







Anouk Natural Skincare Products



I was given a chance again to collaborate to another shop with a very unique product, the Anouk Natural Skincare. 


Milk Bath Luxurious Soap is one of the three series of the milk bath soaps. It was consists of Pink Himalayan salt, epsom salt, milk, oatmeal and essential oils. It can stimulate circulation and relax body, even soothe, and relieve sore muscle plus it whitens and moisturise skin.


This one is a beer soap, extraordinary right? So the "BEER has the ability to clean skin because of its alcoholic nature, it acts a natural SKIN ASTRINGENT and also contributes to refined looking skin, smaller pores. BEER can clear up your complexion." -(from their IG post). This one is all natural, made by the hand with no artificial additives. 


Having cracked lips? Help your lips heal with the Green Tea Lip Exfoliator. Your lips can be have more moisture and healthy looking. Trust this that it was chemical free. 

For their account check
https://www.instagram.com/anouknaturalskincare/

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Time Capsule





Just like a Pandora bracelet you can have a time capsule filled with your own choice of CHARMS. It was a good thing that Personalized Accessories which started on 2011 came to this product. They started with personalized keychains but then they decided to add products to their store in order to maximize it. 

How did I came to this time capsule?

First, I chose my own capsule, the gold with rhinestones. They have 3 colors, silver, gold and the rosegold. Then you can choose your chain. btw it can be a bracelet also. I have the Gold Rosary for me. 

Next is the plates. I choose the Gold one also. Colors was just like the colors mentioned for the capsules.


For my lockets I can choose whatever charms I want. I chose a passport cause I love to travel, lipstick for being obsessed with make-ups especially red lippies, shoes for being a fashion blogger plus the fact that I'm really into shoes, a phone cause of being a social media babe (according to my friend cause of being so addicted to it) a heart cause I'm not gonna lie I'm such a loving person, and a doctor/medicine symbol cause it will always be my dream to be one. 

All I can feel right now is that I've been so blessed with everything that is what I chose to have a gold plate with a lettering of BLESSED onto it. 


Check their website for more details. 
http://www.personalized-accessories.com/about.html

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This is my own time capsule but I will also be giving one for the giveaway in collaboration with Personalized Accessories. 







My Bare Skin Specialist Beauty Soap 




These beauty soap is from Ms. Rowena Los Banos the CEO/Founder of My Bareskin Specialist and BeautyCrest Inc. I have here 4 different soaps, the bleach perfect, licorice brisk, pure white and glow and revitalize skye. 



First and foremost the company was registered at the Food and Drug Administration Philippines - cosmetic center. 


Each of them weighs 150 g.  


Let us talk about Licorice Brisk first, it inhibits pigmentation by preventing tyrosinase activation. It also provides a considerable skin brightening effect and has anti-inflammatory property to clear the skin of blemishes and dark spot. 

For the licorice benefits on the skin, it have an ability to help treat eczema and fight acne. It also have an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant property. Good for dark elbow spots, stretch marks and good for whitening and lightening :)

Contents: Virgin Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Aqua, Licorice Extracts, Papain, Fragrance.


For the Pure White and Glow Soap that consist of Kogic, Placenta and Glutathione all in one has an extra strength in whitening and will surely give your skin a pure and white glowing comlexion. 

For those who want an extra glow and young looking skin. 

Contents: Virgin Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Aqua, Kojic acid Dipalamate, Papain, L-Glutathione, Placentol, Fragrance.


Revitalize Skye Beauty Soap is a non-irritating soap that is powered with a naturally derived peptide complex which helps ward off the visible signs of aging and helps firm skin.

Who wants to look younger and have a firmer skin.

Contents: Virgin Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Aqua, Papaya Extract, Placentol, Papain, ,Citric Acid, Fragrance.


Bleach Perfect Soap is their best seller soap, it has very effective bleaching action and contains high level of Vitamin E,essential fatty acids and Vitamin A which is used for its regenerating properties that is known to help dry,damaged,scarred skin,pigmentation,blemishes and stretch marks.

Helps regenerate damaged skins. 

Contents: Virgin Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Aqua, Glutathione, Rosehip extract, Papain, Fragrance.

Follow their account online
Instagram: @rowena_beautycrest
@rowena_losbanos

Thank you and more powers! 

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Stay tuned guys. On the 12th of December 2016 is my 4 years anniversary for the blog so I'll be having an #AnniversaryGiveaway. 

Lots of love guys.



Product Review: Handle Wraps from 
"Oh My Bag Ph"





I have a bag collection ever since, plus the bag collection of my mom which some of them I love to borrow. I have been thinking of what I can do to the bags to make it look more fashionably cool in every season. 

I'm such a lucky lady to find out about Oh My Bag Ph, that offers you different items for your bags. They sent me their handle wraps that cost 299 php. It is 2 in width and 37.5 in in length. What I love about this handle wraps, first and foremost,  is the protection it can give on my bag, our hands releases acids when it sweat and that causes damage on the handle of our bags.

This summer most of the theme is BOHEMIAN, you see if you don't have a boho bag you can just wrapped around handle wrap just like what I did on the above photos. That means it can also be very TRENDY.

Next is the identification it can give to your bag, I just realized that when I go to the mall I am not sure that I don't have somebody with the same bag as mine and with this handle wraps I can easily distinguish the uniqueness my bag from the others. It can also serve as luggage wraps when traveling.

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Thank you Oh My Bag Ph.

Please check the link of their site for other products.


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