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Review: PIXI Shea Butter Lip Balm in Sweet Peach

The summer craze isn't finish yet and our skin still needs to be guarded with proper care. Whatever protection we give to our skin should also be the same with our lips. How do you protect and moisturize your lips when under the sun? My secret: I use PIXI Shea Butter Lip Balm.



Aside from the summery color of this product, it smells so fresh like vanilla. What I have here is the variant Sweet Peach. Even the shade sounds very summer-y. 

PACKAGING 
The packaging is simple but sophisticated. The letters on the packaging delivers a very posh approach to the item. The packaging color is a perfect match and is really good in the eyes. Just like other lip balms, this one is a twist-type too.


PRICE
This is also one of the products inside the curated Glamourbox Perfectly Pixi I purchased before. If sold individually, it is priced at P420. Quite pricey I must say.

COLOR 
Most balms I owned aren't tinted but this one is. Upon opening, it is pinkish red in color. When applied, there's no color-transfer even if it was tinted.It works out just like other lip balms.


EFFECT
For me, there's really not much of a difference here. I owned several lip balms in the past until now and this works just like the other types I have. Though I must say that I like the packaging because of the sophisticated yet simple look plus the color combo. The product was also moisturizing so it is great for summer days like now, even rainy days too!

Without the balm 

With the balm

As you can see, that's my most chillin' look without makeup. Quite haggard because I'm off running errands the whole day and too stress the past few days that I look too tired here. I just did some groceries that time and took a pic before and after applying. The balm doesn't transfer much color but if you can notice, there's a slight tint and it shines like a gloss compare to the no balm look. 

Yay for me! (◕‿  
  • I noticed most of my balms tends to melt in summer. This one doesn't which I think is good. It's hassle to clean up after the mess of melted balms.
  • Smells great!
  • The color of the package makes everything soft-looking and soothing in the eyes.
  •  Deeply moisturizing. 

Nay! ()
  • A little costly but worth the purchase. 
  • Difficult to find at the stores. Mostly available online. 

Price: P420.00 each
Bought from: Glamourbox
Size: 4g.

Recently, my problem with products upon opening is that the content would suddenly melts when opened for use. That's even after making sure that they are hidden away from direct sunlight upon storing them. I think it was just too hot nowadays. However, it shouldn't be like that though. Good thing this Pixi balm is all set. Totally perfect for summer!

What balms are you using this summer and what are your choices for the rainy days? Care to share?

Back To School Skincare Essentials

Vacation just passed by easily here in PH and June is already near and so it is back to school time once again! Students will be cramming with deadlines and will once again work hard to top their exams and school activities. Mommies will surely be busy as well. They will be waking up early to prepare their child/ren for school. It is another stressful time it is. To be prepared with that, here are some products at Wishtrend which you can use to prep your skin before the school year start. 


Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
Super love this product. It is easily absorbed by the skin and I got the glow that I want when I used this. 

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream
Perfect to use for night time when you want your skin to take some rest and be repaired from the harsh elements of the environment. 
Aloe Soothing Sun Cream
It is always a must to use sun cream, especially now that the heat in the country is killing us. Make sure you ar protected with high SPF. 

Acne Pimple Master Patch
I am currently drafting a post for this. This works like magic. It easily helps diminish obvious-looking acne or pimple just after use. Totally recommending this to everyone! 

What's great with the products mentioned is that these are cruelty-free products which is totally safe for the skin. You will also not feel guilty in using these because you know that these brands really care about their environment. 

Speaking of cruelty-free products, this week is Cruelty-Free Brand Week and Wishtrend has a lot of cruelty-free brands you can choose from. Not only they care about your skin, they care about the animals and the environment too! 

http://www.wishtrend.com?a_aid=jayresa03

Even if you are a student, or a mommy, taking care of our skin is a must. Whatever we do with it, will reflect in the future. And if we also care for our future, let's support cruelty-free products from Wishtrend

Choosing the best hybrid bike and accessories

Lately, we have heard so much about hybrid cars and hybrid bikes. So, what is a hybrid bike? A hybrid bike is a combination of the best of both the standard road bike and the mountain bike to create a hybrid bike to handle all terrain surfaces.

Features of a hybrid bike:
  • It has tyres that are wider than a standard road bike and narrower than a mountain bike.
  • The handlebars are flat and the rider sitting position is more relaxed with straight back.
  • It has disc brakes that enable quicker stopping. 
  • It has eyelets for pannier racks and mud guards.
Choosing a hybrid bike depends on how well it copes with uneven off road terrains or how fast it will ride on the smooth tarmac. If you are mainly using the bike for your everyday use plus the occasional recreational rides on weekends and holidays, then a hybrid bike will be the best option.


Some tips on choosing the best hybrid bikes and what to look for:

  • The bike should be light weight, fast, and sporty.
  • The sitting position should be relaxed and almost upright position. The sitting position should be nice and comfortable without putting any strain on the rider’s neck and shoulders.
  • The flat handlebars will provide a more upright riding position.
  • The brakes are able to handle all terrain riding.
  • The tyres vary between 28 mm and 42 mm to enable better grip when the roads are wet and provide more comfortable rides over rough surfaces.

You can choose to check out the hybrid bikes at your local bike shop or online where you can enjoy better discounts for older models during their sales. There are also hybrid bikes designed for women which are smaller in size compared to the unisex versions. Women’s bikes will have narrower handlebars to accommodate women’s narrower shoulders.

The choice of your bike type will depends on the type of rides you will be making. If you are planning some leisurely weekend rides, the occasional rides in the parks and picnics with friends, running of errands or commuting to and from work, then a hybrid bike will be the best choice.

Besides the hybrid bikes, there are also cruiser bikes which have a vintage appeal for more comfortable rides. Whatever your choice, you might want to add extra features to your new bike such as cruiser bike accessories, plus other add-ons to better equip your bike for all types of rides on all types of terrains. Accessories such as racks, fenders, lights, bells, kickstands, and even riding apparel such as reflective pants and jackets will add convenience and safety to your rides.