Review: Cacao Moist & Mild Serum

Monday, April 23, 2018



Hello ladies! Here's another PR product from Benton Cosmetics. I received their new product - Cacao Moist and Mild Serum and so far, I am loving it. Read on to know why.

I have been using this serum for almost 2 weeks now and it complemented well with my minimalistic skin care routine. I love the powder pink packaging where the box tells you everything you need. It has a dropper style bottle which I found strategically design, however, it seems that the dropper is slightly stiff and I actually had a hard time using it the first time where I struggle getting the product in the dropper. But as I used it regularly, I got used to it and it became easier.








This Cacao Moist and Mild Serum claim to hydrate, nourish, and provide skin protection. Main ingredients include Theobroma Cacao Extract that provides strong moisture and nutritive benefits and Sodium Hyaluronate that provides hydration to the skin.




The serum has a transparent and viscous consistency but it's very lightweight and non-sticky at all. I also loved that it's fragrance-free and absorbs fast to my skin. I actually have a slightly dry skin with dry patches in some areas but after using this serum, I noticed that the dry patches went away and my skin looks moisturized, hydrated, looking and feeling smooth and supple and more radiant and healthy-looking. 



This serum is recommended for dull and dehydrated skin with a poor water-oil balance. And it's worthy to note that it's suitable to use for all four seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall!

Benton Cosmetics has always been known to presents healthy ingredients and freshly made products and this serum is just one of them.




This Cacao Moist and Mild Serum is currently available on eBay with a 20% off discount - from $17.00 to $13.60. So if you want to try it, go ahead and check it out now.

Here is the list of the complete ingredients:



Would you be interested in trying this serum? What's your favorite serum as of the moment? Comment below!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Benton Cosmetics for testing and reviewing purposes.  All opinions are my own.
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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. πŸ˜„

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. 😁 So if you know better, please feel free to share in the comments below. 😊 

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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REVIEW: Swanicoco Biocellpure FGF Pure Ampoule R

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Hola Amigas! I know I have been MIA for quite a while! Life happens! But I am back with a little review for Y'all! I am almost done with my cute little bottle of Swanicoco's Biocellpure FGF Pure Ampoule R. I received this a while back in my PR package as part of their Project Swans2.

I have been using this product for almost 3 months now and I am nearing on finishing it too. My first impression - it looks so fancy and luxurious with its golden box and bottle! I have always been a fan of a cute and unique packaging. Beautifully packaged things just make me think that the product is actually of high quality - made with love. And this product did not disappoint me! It indeed exceeded my expectation.







This was actually my first ever ampoule and I love everything about it. From the packaging, the dropper style applicator and to the product itself. It has a faint rose smell which is really pleasant to my sensitive sense of smell. The liquid is milky in color and has a runny consistency.    





Here are the simple yet amazing ingredients of this product:

sh-Polypeptide-11, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Carbomer, Arginine, Adenosine, Olibanum, and Rosa Damascena Flower Oil.

As Beauty Tap describes this product:

FGF (Fibroblast Growth Factor) plays a vital role in composing our skin and revitalizing our dermis. FGF heals damaged dermis, increases collagen, strengthens skin layers for a healthier balance, and protects skin! On the other hand, EGF (Epidermis Growth Factor) works to protect the outer layer of your skin. Luckily, Swanicoco’s FGF-1ppm (parts per millions) Pure Ampoule contains both FGF and EGF, and is best for those who are concerned with skin elasticity! This ampoule is created with gentle ingredients that will deliver nutrients to your skin, and give your complexion a youthful glow.

For a lady that's nearing the end of her 20's and welcoming the big 3 this year, I am in need of a product that will keep my skin's elasticity while keeping it moisturized and healthy. I found this as the "just what I needed" product.

I use this twice a day, in my every morning and every night time skincare routine since I really like this product. I use one drop each to my forehead and both cheeks. I love how it absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn't leave any residue or stickiness behind. I am amazed that it does not felt oily either. I love how my skin felt so soft and smooth after application. It indeed helps me achieve a youthful glow! 



Do you guys have a favorite ampoule? Let me know in the comment below!

You can buy this product at Beauty Tap for $53

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Swanicoco as part of their Project Swans 2.  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 itπŸ‘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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VoxBox Review: P2 Cosmetics Nail Polish

Tuesday, January 16, 2018



Today is another VoxBox review for you all! As you may have already know, I love signing up to websites/platforms where I can receive free products to test and review. One of my favorite sites is Influenster. Not only I can voice out my opinion about the products I have already tried and connect to people that loves the same thing as I do, they also send box of products to the most active members and influensters. I am one of those blessed members that has been given the chance to received free products in a box called Voxbox, at least 5 already if I am not mistaken. 

In this blog post I am sharing with you my experience on my P2 Cosmetics Nail Polishes VoxBox.

When I was approved on this VoxBox, I was pretty excited since I love nail polishes! I was more thrilled when I received the VoxBox and saw that they did not only sent me one but 6 shades of nail polishes! What a generous box indeed!




This box comes with three different polishes - Volume Gloss Gel Look Polish (Guest Star, Princess, Geek Freak, Pure Woman), Nude Benefit Polish (Breakfast with Tiffany) and Techno Chrome Polish (Bronze Cut)

The Volume Gloss Gel Look Polish has a special plumping formula to create that ultimate ‘gel’ look. 'This polish is formulated for a long-lasting, high-gloss finish while providing high coverage and perfect color transfer. It includes a voluminizing fanning brush for perfect, fast results, as the brush fans out on the nail, permitting application in one brushstroke without streaking.'

The first one I've tried was the Volume Gloss Gel Look Polish in Guest Star with the Princess shade as an accent. Guest star is a deep red shade while Princess is like a powder/peach pink.





VerdictThe color payoff was great even with one coat! I love the glossy shine after application. However, it took only a day for it to begin chipping off. I cook and wash dishes every day so I guess this would not be for me.  But I really love the color. Maybe if I did a double or triple coat it could have last a little longer.

The second one I tried was the Nude Benefit in Breakfast with Tiffany and I paired it with the Volume Gloss Gel Look Polish in Geek Freak shade as an accent. The Breakfast with Tiffany shade is a lighter nude pink color while the Geek Freak shade is a dark violet one.

This nourishing nail polish is in trendy nude tones that offers the perfect match for any skin tone. This claims to surrounds your nail with a physical protective layer, evens out irregularities and conceals discoloration.





Verdict:  Unlike the Volume Gloss Gel Look Polish, this Nude Benefit Polish has a creamy and thick formula and one stroke is enough to fully and evenly cover the nails. I also love the opaque finish of this polish. However, this one too chipped super fast. It lasted only 2 days before it began chipping.

The last but definitely not the least was the Techno Chrome Polish in Bronze Cut. I paired it with the Volume Gloss Gel Lock Polish in Pure Woman as a top coat. I love the Rose Gold finish after application. Definitely my favorite among all others!

'This original polish features a metallic effect with a sleek finish that provides shimmering highlights in fashionable colors easy for everyday wear.'




Verdict: I love the creamy formula of this nail polish! Pure metallic shine and elegant-looking nail color. This is by far my most favorite color of all the P2 nail polishes. It last longer than the other colors too!

Conclusion:  Being a new brand, this line excels my expectation. The color payoff of all the shades was great! The brush applicator was really helpful in applying the nail polishes. I love that it dries quickly too! Also, for a very affordable price, you can choose from a variety of colors and it's available in your local Wal-Mart.

On the other hand, this is not something for a busy woman like me who uses her hand very often in doing house chores because it chipped easily and did not last long. 

Have you ever tried P2 Cosmetics Nail Polish before? What was your favorite shade? Tell us in the comment section below!

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




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