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Review: Milea Products

Few days from now, my maternity leave will end and I will go back to work. So while I still have some time, I am reviewing the items I received from sponsors and even those that I personally purchased. This is also the time that my little one was sleeping or just chilling in his crib. 

Recently, I received a parcel from Lazada which are all Milea products. It's my first time to hear about the product and I was thankful for the opportunity to try them. 

I got all of this item from Lazada for review. Let me walk you through each of the items in the parcel and let me share you my thoughts on all these products. 

What caught my attention first from the products is the Milea Mineral Mattifier Powder Finisher. I already finished my matte powder and looking for a new one. When I opened it out, it doesn't have an included puff so you have to use your own. I also think that it's difficult to control because the holes are quite big so when I turned it upside down, a lot were dispersed from the tub. I also think it's too white for me. 

This Propolis Throat Spray is also interesting. I tried it immediately after opening the parcel and when I sprayed it on my throat, I was taken aback. I didn't totally like the taste of it and I don't feel the effect after spraying. I think it will be better if there's a minty feeling or a cold feeling so you would feel some immediate relief but none. I tried using it often with 2-3 sprays each and nothing really happened.

The Sassy Lip Creme in Barely Pink and Burgundy was both nice in color. It delivers the color it   I prefer the Burgundy though. The only downside of these lip creams for me is that it isn't pigmented and long-wearing. If only it stays on the lips for around 30 minutes, it would be a nice choice. I applied it and was removed a few minutes after. The swatches I did on my wrist was about 5 swipes. 

The Peppermint Lip Balm is my favorite among the batch. Not because it was labeled Peppermint. You know I'm very into Peppermint but not with this one. I actually don't think this is Peppermint-like. It smells and tasted more Aloe Vera for me. My lips was totally smooth after using this and feels great after application. 

I was thankful for the sponsorship but I am just sharing my thoughts on the products I used. Most of the products may not work for me but it might work for you so go on and try it. :)

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post. I have received the product for free. However, my opinions are all mine based on what I have experienced using the product/s for review.

Review: Pilaten Pore Strip

Finally, I was able to review more products now postpartum. I've been aching to use the products I have for this year because I wasn't able to touch most of the beauty items I have since the start of the year. 

Anyway, if you remembered on my previous post, I received some products from sponsors and I'm starting to blog them one by one. For now, let me start on the Pilaten Pore Strip which Miss Suzanne of Suzanne's Emporium gave me for trial.

She gave me 3 pieces of Pilaten Pore Strip together with the order I had from her last time. Since my favorite nose strip has been discontinued by The Face Shop, I'm thinking if this can replace that one. I tried it first on my nose area since I mostly have blackheads and whiteheads there. It did removed a little amount of the whitehead as you can see on the photo below. It may not be that obvious but it did what it says it would.

One thing I don't like here is the application. It tends to get messy because you need to dispense the product from the sachet using your bare hands. You can't even use an applicator for this product so make sure you have clean hands first. It is also written in Chinese and a little English. I didn't noticed the English text first so I removed the mask after 20 minutes when it dried up on my face.

Then I tried it on the whole face and amazingly, it removed some unnecessary very little facial hairs and whiteheads. I wasn't able to take photos of the after application though because the mask was broken into pieces and it didn't retained it's shape which is my face.

Yay for me! (。◕‿  ◕。) 
  • It dries well on the face unlike other pore strips I tried that even after siting it on the face for an hour, nothing happened.  
  • Removes whiteheads and blackheads.
  • Leaves the skin smooth after application. 
  • Very cheap for only P18. 

Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • Application is such a pain because it gets to be messy with bare hands.
  • Even if it smooths out my entire face after application, skin tends to get dry. You can use a mist afterwards. 
Price: P18 each
Bought from: Suzanne's Emporium
 Size: 6 g.

I'm not sure if I'm totally liking it because I just hate the part where you get all messy during the application but effectivity-wise, it's okay. I'm hoping for a product which can be applied with more ease. 

I think I'm still in the hunt for my next favorite nose strip/ nose pack though. Any recos? :)

Review: B&Soap Mamie Blue

My first exposure to skincare happens to be with Korean products. Until now, I prefer using it instead of Western and other products. Though I'm not closing myself in trying items from other countries as well. I just love Korean products which makes me buy it even if it comes directly from Korea. I also sometimes ask friends to purchase me items from Korea when they're travelling. When my sister went there, she almost even bought a whole luggage of Korean haul. 

Good thing I discovered Althea website which sells Korean products and ships directly from Korea. What's best is that the items are incredibly priced low. Almost like the price in Korea. I thin I already ordered 4-5 times from them and one of the items I purchased is the Mamie Blue. 

Mamie Blue is also known as the "Smurfs Pack". If you are familiar with the cartoon 'The Smurfs', you'll know why it is called like that. I love using this pack because aside from it being my fave color, it's a cooling pack which I love. I always love the feeling that a product cools my skin. 

This pack is in a tub which was originally priced at P1380 and I bought it for P550. Right now, as of this writing, the product is only P410. Didn't I tell you that Althea was incredibly priced really low? Who wouldn't love tot try every product there, right? 

The product has an applicator which is nice because it prevents from dipping your hands and transferring bacteria in the tub. It considers the hygiene of the user which is good! 

I like the product because since it has a peppermint scent and feel, it cools down my face. I just love the feeling it gives. It also controls the oil on my face, making my skin moisturized well.  

Other review says that the product harden and it's hard to apply. I guess it just about proper storage. Mine's okay and as you can see from the product I tested on my hand above, the texture is dewy and soft making it easy to apply. The applicator definitely helped a lot. I applied the whole pack on my face just by swiping it easily. You just need to close the tub properly so the air won't come inside which I think will make it hard.  

Yay for me! (。◕‿  ◕。) 
  • Peppermint scent and the cooling feeling it gives.  
  • It has an applicator for proper hygiene. 
  • Removes the dirt on the face properly. 
  • Soothes the skin after application. 
  • Claims to have natural ingredient that aren't harmful in the skin.
  • Huge discount from Althea website.

Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • I don't have any negative thoughts on it. I just feel sad that the tub might be only good for a month and a half if you'll be using the product one or twice a week.
Price: P550
Bought from: Althea Korea
 Size: 100 g.

Overall, I love the product. I'm just using it thrice and it's already halfway the tub. I just hope it's bigger and can be used for longer period of time. 

Anyway, I still love the product and recommending it to anyone who loves to clean their faces uniquely like this. I love turning my face blue like 'The Smurfs'. I feel crazy about it!