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REVIEW: BAREPRO 16-HR Full Coverage Concealer

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hello! I am back! I know I've been MIA for quite a very long time. Sorry! Life hit me hard this time. I am slowly trying to go back to my normal self. Anyway, I wanted to share my experience of my recently received Influenster Voxbox featuring Bare Minerals New Barepro Concealer. If you are interested to know more, please feel free to read on. ๐Ÿ˜„

I am thrilled to receive this Barepro 16-hr Full Coverage Concealer 'coz who doesn't need a good concealer in their lives, right?

As you can see, this concealer is a stick type one which is just fine with me. I think it was a little tiny for its price though - $24. But again, it's from a popular brand which I am beginning to love, by the way. And also, I noticed that you don't really need to use a lot of it, so I think it will last just fine.

I received the Fair/Light-Neutral 03 shade which I think is a good match for my skin. I consider my skin tone as a medium type leaning towards a warmer undertone. But again, I am still new to all this makeup journey so I am still learning and not in any way an expert on determining such things. ๐Ÿ˜ So if you know better, please feel free to share in the comments below. ๐Ÿ˜Š 

So, going back to the product, below are the benefits it claims according to Bareminerals' website:

  • Full coverage formula
  • 16-hour wear
  • Crease-proof, waterproof, smudge-proof, sweat-resistant, humidity-resistant, transfer-resistant
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Paraben-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free and talc-free
  • Vegan
  • Ophthalmologist-tested and safe for contact lens users
  • Mineral Lock™ Long Wear Technology powers this long-lasting concealer with mineral pigments and plant-derived lipids that help the concealer glide on smoothly and bind to the skin for lasting high performance
  • Bamboo stem extract smooths the look of fine lines and pores with a blurring, soft-focus effect
  • Kaolin clay helps absorb excess oil
  • Antioxidant-rich botanicals nourish and hydrate skin and help defend it against the damaging effects of pollution and other environmental stressors
  • Not tested on animals
Sounds pretty good, right?!

I love hat they actually offer a variety of shades to choose from. They currently have 15 shades available in total. To view all the shades, you can visit their website.

As for my experience on the product itself, I can say that I liked it but not totally sold. I like its creamy texture that's totally blendable. I had no trouble blending it as it glides smoothly on my face while only using my fingertips. 

It actually has a good coverage but I felt it was only a medium coverage for me instead of its full coverage claims. But it did minimize the look of my pores and smoothen it out.

As you can see in my before and after photo above, my dark circles and blemishes are still slightly visible. Also, for some reason, the product tends to crease on my eye area so there's always a need for me to set it with powder.

But, I really enjoyed testing out this product and it actually became a staple part of my makeup routine. As for the lasting power, it did pretty well but I cannot attest to the 16-hr coverage yet since I only wore it for a max of 10 hours. It is indeed waterproof as it took me a while to wash it off. So overall, I will still recommend you to try this product, since every one of us tends to have different experiences with any product.

Also, it's good to note that this concealer has some pretty good ingredients such as bamboo stem extract to smooth the look of pores and fine lines, as well as powerful antioxidant-rich raspberry seed oil, blackcurrant seed oil and sea lavender to nourish and hydrate skin and help defend your complexion from the damaging effects of pollution and other environmental stressors. To see the full list of its ingredients, you can check it out here.

Do you think this product is worth a try? If you already tried this concealer, how was your experience? Share away in the comments below!

Disclaimer: This product is sent to me complimentary by Influenster for testing purposes. But all opinions are my own.

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VoxBox Review: L'oreal Elvive Revive Color Vibrancy Repair & Protect Balm

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Here's another awesome VoxBox I received to test and review complimentary from Influenster. It's from the brand L'oreal and it's a hair product. I was happy to be part of this Voxbox since I have a super long hair I need to take extra care of.

"Luxurious mask color for color damaged hair. In just 1 use repairs color treated hair. Deeply Nourishes"

That is the description in bold letters in L'oreal website. It claims to smooths and protects dry, damaged and color treated hair and repair visible damage from processing in just 1 use.

This comes in a red tub made out of thick plastic, like the standard container for most of the hair mask and creams in stores. I actually never noticed it yet at my local Walmart where I do most of my grocery shopping, so I am not sure if this is the packaging and container they use for retailing it. But this kind of container does not have any seal at all that seems to be a red flag since anyone can dip their fingers on it๐Ÿ‘Ž But for me, the tub was hard to open the first time I tried.

The hair mask has a thick cream consistency like a body butter. Once I opened the tub I immediately smelled the combined fruity and flowery scent of the mask and I liked it. The smell was not too strong - just enough for my sensitive nose.

As for application, it was a no-brainer - quick and easy.You just have to apply it after shampooing, leave in for 3-5 minutes and rinse.  A little of this mask can go a long way but since I have a long and thick hair, I need more. It glides smoothly into my hair upon application. Recommended use is 1-2 times per week.

Like other hair masks I've tried, my hair felt soft and smooth after using it. I really love how it gave shine to my hair! It accentuated my colored-hair and gave it more vibrancy

The only thing I must complain about this mask is that it actually made my hair felt heavy the first time I used it and the scent does not really last long for me. But overall, I would say that this product is still worth a try!

Loving my hair!

Ratings: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Price: $6.99 at L'oreal's website

What's your favorite hair mask so far? Share it in the comments below!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Influenster for testing purposes. But all opinions are my own.

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Maybelline #SuperStayMatteInk Influenster VoxBox

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I love receiving free products, especially when it's a lip product! Influenster sent me 2 beautiful shades of the new Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink, and I fell in love with it!
I love the brand Maybelline, and I was surprised and thrilled to have been chosen as one of the Influensters to test and review their new product - the Super Stay Matte Ink. As its name applies, this saturated and highly pigmented lipstick can stay up to 16 hours on your lips. Yes, you read it right, 16 long hours of vibrant colors.

This Matte Ink is available in 10 super saturated shades, and I got 2 beautiful shades in Pioneer (#20) and Lover (#15). You can check all available colors here: 

I was wearing the Pioneer shade on my upper lip & the Lover shade on my lower lip.
The Pioneer shade is much more like a classy red color while the Lover shade is a Mauve or a pale purple color. They both look nice on my lips, and I like them both.๐Ÿ’—

To Summarize:

๐Ÿ’•Very nice packaging and easy applicator design
๐Ÿ’•Beautiful variety of shades available
๐Ÿ’•Very saturated and pigmented
๐Ÿ’•Long lasting and doesn't smudge (I tried it, and it survived my 14hr busy day with all the talking, eating, drinking and even brushing my teeth afterward)

๐Ÿ’˜For me, it felt sticky at first application, and then my lips felt dry at the 10th or so hour 
๐Ÿ’˜It was tough to remove and quite messy too, but it gets easier when you use an oil-based makeup remover.

Slayin' with my Super Stay Matte Ink in Pioneer Shade

Rockin' it with the Super Stay Matte Ink in Lover Shade

My 14hr use of Maybelline's Super Stay Matte Ink๐Ÿ˜

Overall, I love this product! I've long been searching for a lipstick that won't stain my straw or glass when I drink, and this was perfect! Now the search is finally over.

So, have you tried this new Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink? What can you say about it? What colors have you tried? Share your thoughts in the comments below!  Also, you can watch my video here:

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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me complimentary by Influenster for testing purposes. But all opinions are my own.

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Poppy VoxBox: My first VoxBox from Influenster

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

After about three months of being a member, I finally got a VoxBox from Influenster! A small box full of fabulous goodies was sent to me for free for testing purposes. I would like to share what's inside my VoxBox and give you a short review of how I thought about each product after I tried them.

Okay, wait! Before I go discussing each product in my VoxBox, I would like to take some time to give others some idea of what is Influenster, how does it work and what is a VoxBox.

First, Influenster is a product discovery platform that sends out sample boxes to their members so they can try new products for free in exchange for honest reviews and feedbacks. This sample box is called a VoxBox. A Voxbox is a package filled with complimentary products from brands. It can sometimes be an assortment of products from different brands or a box dedicated to one brand. To be able to be given one of these Voxboxes, you have to sign up to the platform. If you want to get started, you can use this link to sign up: Influenster Sign up. Once you are a member, you have to complete your profile and finish all the surveys/snaps available, so Influenster can match you to any future Voxboxes. Also, do not forget to connect all your social media accounts to increase your Impact score. The more followers or friends you may have in each, the higher your impact score would be, and the higher the chances you'll be selected for a VoxBox. Influenster also takes considerations of members that are active on their platform. So review every product you already used, asked as many questions as you can about a product you're interested in trying and help other Influensters by answering some questions they may have about a certain product that you have knowledge about. Tedious it may seem, but it's worth it!

Anyway, moving on to the main topic of this blog post (my first ever VoxBox), I received the so-called Poppy VoxBox. Although it may seem like a tiny box, it is full of fantastic products inside!

Here are the products inside my VoxBox:

1. Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Facial Polish - 4/5
2. 7th Heaven Strengthen Nail And Cuticle Nail Masques - 5/5
3. Eva-NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo - 5/5
4. Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion - 5/5
5. Rimmel Scandaleyes Micro Eyeliner - 4/5
6. Rimmel Oh my Gloss! Oil Tint - 3/5
7. Tide Pods Plus Downy - 4/5

So here's my review of each item:

Nyakio (Neh-Kay-Oh) Kenyan Coffee Facial Polish - 4/5
What it does:
"Renew, refresh and revitalize all skin types with this lush, creamy facial scrub. This naturally derived formula combines Kenyan coffee, rich in antioxidants and caffeine, with jojoba and moisturizing shea butter. Gently exfoliate to instantly reveal radiant, youthful-looking skin". ~ from

It's a whole new level of exfoliating your face with this product. I used this product every morning as part of my morning facial routine. I love how the little beads/scrubs felt on my skin while using it, making me feel it's literally removing the dead skin on my face. It makes my skin smooth and feeling fresh without irritating my sensitive skin, true to its claims that it's suitable for all skin types. I was expecting it would smell like coffee (which I would love), but it did not. It has a pleasant scent that's not overpowering at all. This product cost around $32 for a 4.0 oz tube which is kinda pricey for me. I love this product but being a budget buyer, I am not sure if I am willing to spend for this. But it's definitely a product that is worth a try. 

7th Heaven Strengthen Nail And Cuticle Nail Masques - 5/5
What it does:
"Treat damaged nails and cuticles with the product's nourishing Argan, Macadamia oil, and anti-oxidant rich Pomegranate finger masques. Revitalize and condition in 15 minutes!"

It was my first time to use a nail mask, and it was fantastic! It had a fresh scent and made my fingernails and cuticles so soft and silky without the tingling sensation. However, I had to ask my husband for help in putting the other masks in my other hand. But overall, it's worth trying! No other way to pamper your nails. 

Eva-NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo - 5/5
What it does:
"Perfect for busy girls, the Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo keeps hair fresh one day longer without even washing! The expert formula instantly revives dull and lifeless hair by removing excess oil and odor leaving it clean, stylish and smooth". ~ from

I never used any dry shampoo before, and I was curious how it works. When I had the chance of trying this product out, I fell in love with the smell! The smell brings me back to my college days (for some reasons). It makes my hair shiny and soft, and the smell last long! I would definitely have this now as one of my must haves! The price in CVS & Ulta for this product is $11.99 for a 5.3 oz bottle. Not bad at all.

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion - 5/5
What it does:
"In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion helps revolutionize the daily skincare routine and transforms body care with a different take on moisturizing. It moisturizes instantly with no sticky feel and
leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, and moisturized for 24hr+". ~ from

I usually have dry skin, but I hate the idea of applying lotion after a shower because I don't like the sticky feel of it on my skin. However, this product was just what I needed! I don't have to deal with putting lotion after a bath since I can do it while I shower using this product! And the best part about it? It moisturizes your skin without the sticky feel! The product design was simple and nice. It has a delightfully fresh scent which I love, and it leaves my skin hydrated and moisturized all day long. My skin feels so smooth and smells so good after a bath. I will, for sure, buy more of this! It is $4.99 for a 13.5 Fl.oz. in

Rimmel Scandaleyes Micro Eyeliner - 4/5
What it does:
"Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner has an ultra-thin felt tip for a flawless, super-precise line. It's long-lasting, ultra-black color stays put for up to 24 hours and delivers flawless definition with a single stroke". ~ from

I am a newbie learning to create the perfect cat and winged eyeliner look. I can say that I had a hard time at first on using this product because the tip was really thin. I have to re-apply to make it visible. However, I think this product is good and can be a good eye buddy (if I could just learn the secret of applying micro eyeliners). It cost $5.47 in

Rimmel Oh my Gloss! Oil Tint - 3/5
What it does:
"Rimmel London's NEW Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint is packed with a harmonious blend of four precious oils, for unprecedented nourishing care and comfort with an ultra-glossy finish. It's ultra-light, non-greasy, non-sticky and non-drying". ~ from

It was such an oily lip tint! And when I say oily, it's more of a good thing since it has essential oils that help keep the lips soft and moisturized. I love the cute packaging and the flat and soft applicator that made it easy for me to apply it. I was worried about the color I received, "Orange Mode" because I am more of a red or pink lip-color-girl. I never tried orange colors in fear that it will look weird on me. But it turns out that this color was not actually a heavy orange shade.  I am not thrilled with the smell though since I do not like the strong fruity smell on makeups or skin cares. Although this lip tint is oily, it's not sticky at all. One issue I've encountered is that it bleeds, it can be all over, outside your lips. It doesn't stay long and has a need of re-applying it every once in a while. However, it still leaves your lips hydrated, smooth and moisturized even after it's all gone. Available for $4.26 at

Tide Pods Plus Downy - 4/5
What it does:
"Cleans and conditions in 1 step, protecting clothes from damage in the wash. It has 4-in-1 technology: Detergent + Stain Remover + Brightener + Downy Fabric Protect. Tide PODS Laundry pacs dissolve in hot and cold water. Designed for standard and HE Washing Machines (front- and top-loaders)". ~ from

It's so easy to use, smells amazing and efficiently cleaned my clothes. I did not use any additional detergent or dryer sheets like I usually do, so it will definitely save me some bucks! The cleaning power of Tide and the fragrance of  Downy is clearly a perfect combination. The 32ct pack is sold for $11.99 at Target. 

That's about it! I hope I can receive more VoxBoxes from Influenster and share my insights with you all again! 

Did you receive this Poppy VoxBox too? If yes, what was your favorite product? If not, what product are you excited to try?

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me complimentary by Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.
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