Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Make-up Brush Cleaner Review

 Hi! I have been wanting to purchase a make-up brush cleaner and finally, I got one! :) I was really excited to try it that I used it on my brushes right away.

I got mine in Crossings Department Store, Trinoma. I must say it is affordable. Price is good enough for me. It's 30ml if I'm not mistaken. (First time ko gumawa na review. Hehe!) It says on the packaging that it is oil free, fast drying, moisturizing and contains antibacterial tea tree extracts. (Sounds cool to me.)

Tea tree oil

Ang kilala ko lang sa lahat ng ingredients ay yung tea tree oil which is actually good for oily skin but what the heck? What good does it do to my brushes? So my research begun.

Cyclomethicone is a clear, odorless, silicone-based oil that is incredibly useful and versatile in a number of bath & body recipes. It is also widely used in hair treatments and was concluded that it is safe as a cosmetic ingredient in present practices of use. (That's good, right?)

Tea tree oil has been used traditionally as a topical antiseptic and antifungal treatment. But tea tree oil is only a topical treatment it should never be taken by mouth. Even in small amounts, swallowing tea tree oil could potentially cause severe reactions, including severe rash, nausea, confusion, and coma. (Scary!! But this ingredient kills the bacteria.) 

Triclosan is an ingredient added to many consumer products to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. Triclosan is not currently known to be hazardous to humans. 

Phenoxyethanol is a common cosmetic preservative that is considered one of the less irritating ones to use in formulations. It does not release formaldehyde and is approved for worldwide use in all types of water-based cosmetics. This is called a fixative in the industry and allows the final product to keep its fragrance longer. (Anu daw?! Just kidding.)

I hope that was helpful. I just got curious about the ingredients. Anyway, enough of that boring topic let's check if it will deliver. These are my dirty brushes!!

How to use:
Spray the brush cleaner directly on your brushes and thoroughly wipe on a tissue or towel until it dries.









I must say, "Good job!" It did clean my small brushes. However, I decided to opt out with my big brushes because it needs deep cleaning already. I suggest that you use towel instead of tissue when using this product . Because the fiber of towels will help you thoroughly clean your brush. I noticed that it gives life to my brushes. It has this moisturizing effect and sweet scent to it as well.:) That's it!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sultry Sexy Eyes

Hi! Here's another make-up look I have created. I am really not much of a writer so let me show you what I want to convey through pictures. :)

 Sorry I wasn't able to film how I did my hair. But if you wanna know how please let me know.

I would have to admit that I did overline my nose! Ahahah! You'd really see the frustration of me wanting to have a pointed nose! LOL!
Products used:

Ever Bilena Pro flawless finish foundation (beige)
Sansan Concealer(Beige)
Maybelline loose powder (medium)
Loreal Bare naturale(Buff Beige)/ Maybelline Clear smooth cake powder(Honey)
Blush palette
Covergirl Advanced Radiance (toasted almond) as contour

ELF 32 eyeshadow palette
Wet n wild color icon matte palette
GOSH effect powder (white diamond)
Ulta eyeliner pencil (black)
Wet n wild mega eyes defining marker(869)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara (very black)
Local false lashes

Lumene Lip liner pencil (Cinnamon Rose)
Pinkish-orange shade lipstick(I made the lipstick I am wearing on this video so it doesn't have a brand)

Camera used: Canon EOS 600D

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Easy DIY for broken make-up

Hi ladies! I decided to finally share a trick I have been using for the past months. Accidents sometimes happen. It's painful when your make-up gets broken. Sayang naman ang pera if itatapon lang diba? What if kaya namang buoin? Yap! You read it right! Let's fix your make-up!

I have a couple of compacts that slipped my hands and fell. Yes! It got broken! It's messy to use na dahil durog na. So I experimented! I'll show you how I did it. 

Here are the things we need:

1. Rubbing alcohol (Honestly, I can't remember why it has to be alcohol. Peace!)

2. Empty containers

3. Tissue

4. Your broken make-up or a loose powder perhaps

5. Stick or toothpick (Something to mix your make-up)

I decided to use loose powder and make it a compact powder. Begin by transferring the powder in the empty pan.

Then mix with a little bit of alcohol (We're using this to bind the powder together).
Then smooth out the mixture on the pan. (I used my finger to flatten the mixture. Just make sure than your finger is clean.)

Then use the tissue to absorb the excess alcohol and to press the mixture into the pan.
Let it air-dry and your finished. Let me show you the other make-up that I fixed.

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Step 3:

Step 4:

Very easy diba?

Thanks for reading! I hope I helped someone for sharing this. :) God bless you!