Thursday, December 31, 2009

Human Heart Nature Strengthening Shampoo and Body Wash

According to the label, the pearl powder helps make your hair stronger thus reducing hair fall. Ever since I used Sunsilk's shampoo for curly hair, I've been experiencing a lot of hair fall. But I don't have a choice since all the other shampoos that I tried gave me allergies. I had the least spots and rashes with Sunsilk.

Don't expect this shampoo to be bubbly. It's not. It's like putting shampoo that doesn't get sudsy. Like you're just putting on treatment creams. But it works! The peppermint did not make my scalp itch. And after bathing, I checked my decolletage for the warning signs of bumps and rashes and there were only 2 small ones. I didn't scratch like crazy last night which is quite a relief! With Sunsilk, my whole chest area erupts into rashes and becomes really red and itchy. Didn't get that last night!

I love the subtle smell of peppermint when my hair dried. I also like the fact that this is easy to rinse. The bottle says to only put a small amount but I have long, curly hair and I needed more than the recommended size. So I guess this will be quite expensive. But I don't really care. I'm ordering another bottle before the week ends.  As for the hair fall, I still had some on my wide toothed comb but I'd like to think that it's less. I'm hopeful. It can also be used as a body wash. I think I won't do that as I find it weird to use the same product on my hair and body. Plus you can't get a good lather with this so I'm sticking to my Johnson's Body Wash until I try out their other body washes.

Migraine Boy also used the shampoo. His scalp is too darn sensitive too. It itches when he doesn't use anti-dandruff shampoos. I asked him last night and he said that he liked the smell. As for the itching? He said to wait till morning. Well I asked him just now and he said he doesn't feel any itch. So we're probably switching to this shampoo from now on. Yay! I'll be buying the bigger bottle next time.

Last Hurrah for 2009

Hi dear readers! Today is the last day of 2009 but that won't stop me from posting the last great discovery of 2009. As you may well be aware of, I have crazy sensitive skin. My plight began with the bombardment of different medications to cure my illness. Maybe it's my body's reaction. Anyway, I've been trying organic products for the past few months and they all failed. But I guess, this time my search is over.

Introducing Human Heart Nature...

I bought some of their products the other night online. I'm impressed with their lineup and their affordability. Browsing through the site, I found out that they opted to reduce their profits and pass on the savings to us consumers. Their mission is to lift up the Filipino workforce, resources and be stewards of God's creations. They want the whole world to know that our products can compete with international ones. And, our products are 100% safe, organic and affordable. The company, Gandang Kalikasan Inc. works closely with Gawad Kalinga communities and gives their workers above the minimum wage compensation and other benefits to increase morale. Heck, I'm all Filipino and all for buying Pinoy and helping others by teaching them to earn a living so even before seeing their product lineup, I knew that I would be buying some. If it doesn't workout, at least I got to do my share in helping.

These are the things that I bought:
  • Hand and Foot Salve with Eucalyptus, Carrot & Bee Propolis (P99.75)
  • Strengthening Shampoo and Body Wash with Aloe Vera, Pearl Powder and Peppermint (P36.75)
  • Sunflower Seed Beauty Oil (P99.75)
  • Organic Massage Oil with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Eucalyptus (P99.75)
  • Luxurious Body Butter with Goat's Milk and Cocoa Butter Unscented (P79.75)
  • Assorted Lip Balms in Peppermint, Watermelon and Mandarin Orange (P129.75 for all 3) PROMO
You also have to pay an additional P50 for shipping if you're in the Metro. Their office is in Quezon City. Last night, I tried all except for the lip balms and I will posting my reviews next.

Check out their site: Human Heart Nature and buy Pinoy!

Happy New Year to all my dear faithful readers. I'm looking forward to sharing my discoveries and the things that make me happy again in 2010 to all of you. God bless us all!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Items on ManilaThriftStyle

Army Green Office Blouse

Black Gozum Long Layered Skirt

Red Gozum Wrist Bag

White and Gray Tube Dress

Green Herbench Tube Top

Blue and Green Striped Bench Polo Shirt

Sky Blue Plaid Herbench Skirt

Sky Blue Kamiseta Bolero

Mocha Herbench Tube Top

Navy Blue Herbench Babydoll Blouse

Red Penshoppe Sweater

Pink No Fear Polo Shirt

Red and White Striped Kamiseta Tube Top

Friday, December 25, 2009

For Sale on ebay

As promised, here are the new items up for grabs in ebay.

White Laced Kamiseta Blouse (Update: SOLD)

Assorted Earrings from La Rue des Bijoux

Black Herbench Maxi Blouse with Front Pockets

La Rue des Bijoux earrings

Brown Mango strappy top

Brown zebra print blouse

Hot pink and lavender Herbench sheer strappy tops (Update: SOLD)

Navy blue Herbench tube top

Purple Sequined Top

Purple swirly print dress

White Penshoppe Hoodie

 Look for us on ebay. We're manilathriftstyle. More to come. In the lineup are more tube tops, 2 men's shirts, Kamiseta bolero, a skirt and a blouse.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Maybelline Unstoppable Curly Extension Mascara

I'm not used to wearing mascara. You know, the sensitive eye thing. But I wanted to try this anyway as the sales associate convinced me to. I can only compare this to HerBench's waterproof mascara. I can say that this is better for the following reasons:

1. It's smudgeproof but I still end up with dark circles under my eyes in the late afternoons. But it's still better than the HB mascara as I get dark circles under my eyes starting lunch time. This, I can deal with because I'll be going home in a couple of hours so it's no biggie.

2. Since it's not waterproof, it's easier to rinse out.

3. Surprisingly, it doesn't give my allergies.

4. A little goes a long way. One coat is good enough for a day look. 2-3 coats for an evening look. I wore this to a party and my lashes still looked gorgeous when I got home.

5. It promises to keep eyelashes curly for longer periods. Yes, it does.

6. The wand is bent for easy and maximum coverage.

7. It comes in a cute pink package!

I can't remember the exact price as I bought this on sale. But it's definitely less than P300 when I bought it. Only at Watson's.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Maybelline WaterShine Pure Lipstick

I love this lipstick! There, I've said it. It doesn't make my lips dry unlike the first Maybelline lipstick that I bought. It gives my lips a nice shade of pink. It blends nicely with my natural shade. After two hours, it doesn't look like I'm wearing lipstick unless you zero in on my lips for a closer inspection. That's how natural it looks. It also lasts for more than 4 hours just as long as you avoid licking/wetting your lips. The shade is P24. I have sensitive skin and I don't get any allergies from this so I guess it's safe to try. I also like the metallic light blue packaging - not too bulky, not too small plus it looks great with my other makeup. Kinda like I bought them all from the same brand.

Will I repurchase? De-fi-nite-ly! I got this on sale for P199. Original price is P249, I think. From Watson's, of course.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ever Bilena Quad Eye Shadow

I'm actually quite impressed that Ever Bilena and other local brands are starting to seriously think about their packaging. You'd easily know if someone's using a local brand just by the packaging. Most look cheap. The first thing that attracted me to this product is the packaging. The eye shadows are encased in this sleek matte black case with a plastic covered window to allow the shades to peek through. I also like the fact that Ever Bilena only printed their initials, EB, on the cover.

This is the sea coral set. The two shadows on the right side are supposed to be shades of peach and brown but they look too orangey on my skin. I guess it's just really me. If you have acidic skin, I suggest putting just a little bit of these colors on and blend, blend, blend. As you can see, the eye shadows have big glitters on them making them sparkle on your skin. This works for nighttime looks but I also use them during the day because most of the glitters are gone when I get to the office so I'm left with just a little bit of sparkle to make my eyes pop out.

Unlike the Maybelline set, you'd need to reapply this throughout the day. I also like the Maybelline applicators better than the one included in this set. When I apply this makeup, I use my other brushes. I only use the one provided here when I'm in the office. This product boasts of UVA/UVB Protection and Vitamin E to keep skin protected from dryness and sun damage. I can't remember exactly how much this product costs but it's definitely in the range of 199-299 pesos. I got this at Watson's Greenbelt 1. And oh, for those with sensitive skin, I'd think twice before buying this product. I sometimes end up with rashes on my eyelids a few minutes after application and when my eyebrows are newly shaved. The Maybelline set does not make me itch even when I apply it right after shaving.

Monday, December 7, 2009

She and Her Cat

A beautiful poetic short film narrated by a contemplative and loving cat, directed by Makoto Shinkai. It won awards back in 1999 when it was released.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow

I went on a make up shopping spree at Maybelline Watson's Greenbelt. They were on sale at 20% off. I have sensitive skin and I am especially particular about eye make up as my eyes are crazy sensitive. I was at first hesitant to buy Maybelline products as the lipstick that I bought at Mercury Powerplant gave me very dry lips and a dry throat when the lipstick was supposed to be the moisture plus variant. But the very nice sales associate, Nerissa, convinced me to try just one lipstick. It turned out great (maybe the lipstick at Mercury was an old stock?) and so I decided to take advantage of the sale and bought some stuff for me and a lipstick for mom. I will make a review of each one, don't worry.
Here is the Maybelline Diamond Glow by EYESTUDIO eye shadow in copper brown. I've been looking for an earth toned eye shadow set forever but couldn't find one . I don't like bringing too much in my make up bag so those potted ones don't work for me. I was able to find one from Ever Bilena but it's too orangey for me. This has exactly the shades that I've been looking for.
I won't show you swatches as I have acidic skin and the colors don't come out the same. But what I can say about this product is, number one, and the most important - it's sensitive skin (and eyes) friendly. I haven't had an allergy for the 2 weeks that I've been using this. The colors also last for about 5 hours (when indoors). I don't apply much and by lunchtime, I still have some color on. I can choose not to retouch. But after about 7-8 hours, the colors aren't that intense anymore so you have to retouch. I have normal skin.

The applicators are also great. On one end is a brush type and on the other is sponge type. I don't like using the applicators that come in makeup sets but I find this very useful. Now I don't bring along my long brushes anymore. The sponge end is sturdy enough to be used to line the eyes. I don't like using pencils and so this comes in very handy for me.

It also has a makeup how-to guide at the back that is useful for a daytime look. This costs P499 but I got it for P399 and I am very satisfied with this. I will try the other colors once budget permits. = )


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