ZA Cosmetics Deep Cleansing Oil

ZA Deep Cleansing Oil

Before I retire for the night, it is imperative that I take off ALL the makeup I had put on in the morning. I’ve been using the Bifesta Sebum Cleansing Lotion as soon as I saw it displayed in stores last year. I was content with it but I wanted to experience for myself what the fuss is surrounding cleansing oils. I mean, what kind of beauty adventurer would I be if I didn’t stray every now and then from something that works to try out something new?

I actually wanted to try Shu Uemura’s Anti/Oxi Skin Refining Cleansing Oil but a small 150mL bottle costs Php 2,295 around here. Say what? Uh, no thanks? I’ll have to pass on that at the moment.

So I took to searching for a cheaper alternative. And there was ZA Cosmetics. Continue reading


August Mini Haul

August mini haul

Hello there!

This haul did not happen in one day because for the past 2 weeks, I’ve been purchasing items one by one. Curiosity sometimes gets the better of me and I end up giving a few things a go without a second thought. Before I know it, I’m in front of a cashier paying for bits I impulsively pick up.

Well, I’d like to share with you guys what I got, some I’m already trying out and others I have yet to open (yes, I can be lazy a blogger).

  • Snoe Beauty Hair Heroes Extreme Curl Defining Creme. I actually wanted to get the Super Fresh Texturizing Beach Waves from the same brand but the SA personally recommended this instead. She told me she has tried both and she prefers the creme one as it holds a curl better and lasts longer than the other.
  • Za Cosmetics Deep Cleansing Oil. This was one of those impulse buys. I’ve wanted to try it for ages ever since I heard Za was coming back to the Philippines. Incidentally, Victoria from The Vee Side casually mentioned how this was a disappointment to her. Then a week after, I was in Watson’s checking out a couple of things. I passed by Za, chatted with the SA and poof! I suddenly have this in my hands. Completely forgot about what I read. Oh well, I’ll just have to see how it works for me.
  • Human Heart Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil. Another impulse buy, you guys. I featured this when I was challenged by Julep for a DIY pedicure when I used it as a cuticle softener. Other than that, I’ve been mainly using it as an overall body and under eye moisturizer. I must say, it’s pretty damn good.
  • Beauty Buffet Masks. Since last month, I’ve been getting into these facial masks. It all started with a resolve of mine to finally use up some skincare samples and gifts I received. I’ve been using one per week and I’m trying to make it a part of my skincare routine at night. So far, I’m loving how it makes my skin so soft in the morning.
  • Gatsby Moving Rubber Loose Shuffle. My frustration with having loose, wavy curls got the attention of my friend who was sporting some seriously gorgeous ones the day we had lunch at the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell, Makati. She insisted I try the small-sized container.
  • Limecrime Velvetines. After months of lemming and overthinking, I finally gave in and ordered 2 shades. I know they are much raved. I’m hoping my dry lips can take them. Hang tight to see which ones I got.

So, did any of you picked up some new items? Or are you familiar with my purchases? Do tell.


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February 2014 Most Reached For Products

February 2014 products

Every product in my stash has been on rotation every week, some more than the others. Since the beginning of 2014, I have resolved to use more of the products I have at hand rather than keeping them in drawers or worse, in their boxes.

For the month of February, these are the items I have rediscovered and/or have fallen in love with all over again. Continue reading

ZA Perfect Fit Concealer: Perfect for Brightening Undereyes

ZA Perfect Fit Concealer

Za Cosmetics is a subsidiary of Shiseido, known for their makeup and skincare products. I’m not surprised by how much rave their products get.

Za is a cosmetic brand designed to support women who desire sophisticated beauty with confidence and vitality admired by everybody. Both Za skincare and makeup products require no special techniques to ensure easy use and simple skincare steps…

Za makeup ensures upgraded natural makeup to make the skin look naturally beautiful.  Za is a brand that offers a-to-z products to draw about your potential to the maximum for more radiant beauty. Za is simple, yet elaborately designed to draw out your unlimited potential with the minimum products to achieve your own a-to z Both skincare and makeup products allow you to produce a variety of finish from natural to dramatic while maxmizing your natural beauty. Continue reading

Drugstore Loot of January 2014

Drugstore Loot of January 2014

I gave myself a late birthday present last weekend, indulging in a few items I have always wanted to try since last year but only restricting to drugstore brands.

First off, Za Cosmetics Perfect Fit Concealer. My Maybelline Age Rewind concealer is nearing its end. I have doubts I will be able to purchase it again since it is not locally available. So the time to step out into the unknown and look for an alternative has begun, a cheaper one mind you. Second, Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfection Concealer, which I’ve heard is comparable to some high end brands out there. The 16-hour promise is too tempting to be ignored. Third, Maybelline Lip Polish Color Sensational, a brand new lip gloss-balm hybrid that had me so excited to discover, after wiping the swatches at the back of my hand at the beauty section of SM Department Store in SM Aura, it left stains behind. I had to buy more than one and the free lip pouch was just an added bonus! Last but not the least, Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner. After hearing numerous claims regarding this one, I just picked the travel size for a trial. I’m giving it at least 2 weeks before giving my final thoughts.

Essence had run out of stocks of their All About Matt Loose Powder yet again— it seems I can never snatch one up, and the sales assistant doesn’t have a clue about the availability of the brand’s Stay Matt Lip Creams (maybe those are not yet available here in the Philippines?). But nevermind those, I’m quite content with what I bought.

Have you tried anything from the ones I’ve mentioned above? What did you think of them?

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