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Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Happy Wednesday! This post is very late in the day but I got really busy with stuff in general. It is on something I’ve tested on and off for a while now. Here’s Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel.

Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

This is described on their website with the following:

“The clear winner for everyday grooming, this light to medium-hold gel is paired with a bristle brush that whips brows right in line. The overall effect? A fuller, more polished look. It’s great on its own, or layered over other Milani brow beautifiers.”

As mentioned before in my post on the Milani Brow Shaping Clear Wax, I don’t use anything for my eyebrows usually. I never got into that. I know they’re big right now (I see “eyebrows on fleek” a lot on IG) but mine are tattooed on anyway. This is very simple to use though and it does make a difference on how my brows look. I just apply the product, which is a clear gel, in upward strokes along the same direction of hair growth. I do find the feel of this more pleasant than the brow wax and I also found that I like how this works better as well. I never liked the feel of the brow wax (the tacky feeling makes it feel heavy), so this is the perfect alternative for me. Careful not to apply too much product as it can make your eyebrow hairs feel a little stiff or crunchy even. Think of how hair gel feels when you apply a lot in one spot on your hair and it dries. I’ve only had this problem once when I tried to see what would happen if I loaded up on this. Even then, it’s not as stiff or crunchy as I thought it would be. Still, remember that moderation is key.

This retails for $4.49 each and is available wherever Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Caronia Rouge

Happy Monday! Hope you guys have a good start to this week. It’s a busy one for me. But anyway, here’s my take on Caronia Rouge.

Caronia Rouge

Rouge makes me think of brick red when I’m just looking at the bottle. With that said, I actually like it on me more than I originally thought. It’s not as opaque as I thought it would be so I just added more coats. Formula is quite think but still applied nicely. It’s probably just my bottle though as I’ve had this for about 2 years now and just finally got around to using it. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Caronia Rouge (in shade)

Caronia Rouge (lighting changed)

Caronia Rouge (direct sunlight)

Caronia Rouge (close-up)

This is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, drugstores, and health & beauty shops in the Philippines nationwide. You can also check out other shades from their core collection online. They also carry some hand and foot care items.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I have started using again after a good while from Milani. Here’s Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil.

Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil

Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil (shot to show shade names)

These are described on their website with the following:

“We call this gel-based pencil “liquid-like” for good reason: It has all the impact of liquid, but it’s so much easier to use. Available in matte and shimmer finishes, it glides on and doesn’t smudge. And because this one is “propel” and never needs sharpening, it’s quick, quick, quick. You and your beautifully defined eyes are out the door in a flash.”

These are very easy to use and is available in 5 shades. I have blogged about these a few years ago when it came in a different name, Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil. These feel a little bit drier compared to those and surprisingly I love the Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil version even more. It does last a long time with minimal wear and it’s very easy to apply. The formula from Milani and Jordana for these make them my holy grail eyeliners to date. They’re so pigment, so smooth to apply just like gel and they don’t budge. The ones shown here are the retractable version. I personally prefer the sharpenable version and part of the reason is I think they’re more moist/less dry but that’s a matter of opinion really and the difference I see in what I have (I have both versions) is minimal. Shown in shots below are one stroke of black followed by one stroke of brown.

Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil Swatches (in shade)

Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil Swatches (direct sunlight)

Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil Swatches (with flash)

These retail for $7.99 each. I’d gladly pay that price for these. You can get these on their website or at your local Walgreens or KMart.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Terax Original Crema + Keratin™ Conditioner

Summer is just going on strong and I’ve been trying to find a good balance between shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Given the opportunity to try a new conditioner, I jumped at the chance. Here’s my take on Terax Original Crema + Keratin™ Conditioner.

Terax Original Crema + Keratin™ Conditioner

The description on the website reads as follows:

“The next generation of our award winning Crema conditioner, Original Crema + Keratin is the ultimate in hydration for chemically treated hair. This revolutionary new product features SmartKeratin™ technology which provides targeted deposits of keratin to only the most damaged areas of the hair fiber, leaving hair soft, shiny and easy to style. Our exclusive SmartKeratin is positively charged, and seeks out the negatively charged damage in your hair. Once the SmartKeratin is attached, it stays that way due to its inverse soluability. All of the excess Keratin that coats your hair with other brands, simply washes away with Original Crema + Keratin, leaving only the protein necessary for damage repair. This unique conditioner won’t overwhelm your hair with too much protein, which can cause suffocation of the hair fibers and can lead to future breakdown.

pH range 8.0 – 9.0

Original Crema™ + Keratin is easy to use – just apply on damp hair for a minute or two, then rinse out and follow with any one of our color locking leave in conditioners. For best results, remove as much water from the hair as possible before application.

Currently available in a 6.7oz/200ml tube and a 16oz/473ml bottle”

What I love about this product? The front of the tube reads “HANDCRAFTED”, “MADE FOR DAILY USE” and “SUFATE FREE”. This puts my concerns on using a conditioner with keratin everyday at ease. It smells really nice! The scent is what I would expect from a conditioner product — clean and soapy-ish. The most noticeable difference is definitely on the first use as with most products. My hair feels super soft and smooth with minimal tangling (almost no tangling and my hair is down the middle of my back long). I originally thought it might be too heavy to use during the summer but this is definitely not the case. I’ve been using it everyday for almost a month now and it performs as expected in terms of conditioning my hair nicely. I don’t think my hair is any much shinier (I was hoping it would be) but it did suggest to follow it up with one of their leave-in conditioners. I bet that the results are much more amplified overall when you’re using both. The price is a bit on the high side for a regular conditioner but I find that it lasts longer because I don’t actually need a lot of the product for my hair on each use. Also, I don’t consider this really to be just a regular conditioner based on keratin aspect of it.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing other than it might not be as easy to locate one of these for purchase. Having ULTA and Beauty.com among some of the listed retailers is very promising though.

This retails for around $22 and is available at various retail locations and online stores. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, click here and go to FIND US.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Sinful Colors Pink Ansen

Hey guys! It’s the midweek again and again I’m counting down the days til the weekend! Today’s post is on Sinful Colors Pink Ansen.

Sinful Colors Pink Ansen

Described as “jagged glitter in punchy pink”, this is one of the 29 shades from their Street Fusion Collection for Summer 2015. I really liked this shade in the bottle but it fell flat when applied alone as you can see below. Some glitter shades look absolutely stunning still on its own but this isn’t one of them. I think it’s because of the kind of glitter really — it’s like translucent iridescent glitter in a very light pink tinted base. The glitter itself has a tinge of yellow to it as you can see in the under shade lighting shots below. It looked exponentially better over another shade (as you will see if you keep scrolling towards the bottom of this post). The glitter is packed so there’s no need for me fishing out pieces like Writing On The Wall. Formula is good it dried fast. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Pink Ansen (in shade)

Sinful Colors Pink Ansen (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Pink Ansen (close-up)

And here it is over Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby that I featured sometime last month in this blog post.

Sinful Colors Pink Ansen over Ruby Ruby (in shade)

Sinful ColorsPink Ansen over Ruby Ruby (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Pink Ansen over Ruby Ruby (close-up)

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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