Month: June 2016

Lash EM: Finally, an answer to Fuller Brows and Longer Lashes (Review)

You guys might be wondering why someone who has thick hair like me even needs one of these. The answer is simple: sure I have think hair strands, but I suffer from a lot of hair and lash fall, and I really want to have longer lashes.

Lash fall is actually a normal and natural occurrence in our bodies, because it’s one of the body’s way of encouraging new cell growth. The sad thing is, lash fall is aggravated by a lot of factors like poor hygiene, bad makeup habits, and even the environment.

These are few of the reasons why I tried out Lash EM. Lash EM has identified itself as the premier makeup brand that lengthens lashes and thickens brows. For my review, I’ll be sharing my thoughts about two of their products: Lash EM All Eyes On You Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum, and the Lash EM Colour Stokes Liquid Eyeliner

Lash EM just launched here in the country, offering a luxury range of lash and brow products that have been getting rave reviews lately. I first saw the results from my blogger friends Shebby and Carizza, and the results have been amazing on them!

The formulations of all the Lash EM products are composed of expert hair technology and a mixture of nature-derived products that aim to fortify the growth and beauty of hairs in the lashes and brows: 

  • Sympeptide lengthens, thickens and strengthens the hair
  • plant-derived ingredients block off free radical damage on hairs
  • natural flower distillate makes the lashes appear more lush
  • LashEM’s patented technology, QuSome, seals ingredients together so the skin’s nutrient absorption is improved, causing optimal results

The Lash EM guarantee: In just 4- 6 weeks, see your lashes reach new heights and your brows get thicker than ever.

Now on to my personal review:

But first, I’ll be clear, I only used the products on my lashes because I am already satisfied with my thick brows. If I had applied it on my brows, it might have gotten too bushy for me to maintain. Teehee.

All Eyes on You Eyelash and Brow Enhancing Serum (P3,599.75/ 3 mL)

Description / Features: 

  • the star product that lengthens lashes and thickens brows
  • contains lipopeptide and conditioning complex, plus amino acids to condition hair strands
  • clinically tested
  • ophthalmologist tested
  • patented QuSome delivery system

The Claim:

  • promotes healthier and longer-looking lashes and fuller-looking brows without irritation

Directions for use (Lashes):

  1. Clean and dry the eye area
  2. contact lenses should be removed
  3. apply one thin layer along the base of the upper and lower lashes
  4. allow to dry before adding makeup or moisturizer

Note: Apply once daily

Thoughts:

I like how it was very easy to apply the serum, the wand is easy to control and dispenses enough amount of the serum. I also love how the packaging looks very expensive, perfect for the product it showcases. The serum is not sticky, and also not runny, and dries up relatively fast. Meaning, there’s not much of a downtime if you’re in a hurry to put on makeup. Also, don’t rush the application so the product doesn’t get into your eye, after all, it’s still a cosmetic, it might stain your eye.

For the review, I used the serum for 4 weeks. In the succeeding photos, you’ll see a before and after comparison.

The Verdict:

IT WORKS!!! It actually works!!!! It’s not so obvious in the photos, because as I’ve mentioned before, I already have a lot of hair. But, it does lengthen, and I was surprised to notice that I’ve grown more lashes above and below the lash line. The one thing I’m really happy about? My lower lashes! I love how I have more strands there now, and they’re longer!! I’ve also noticed how I don’t lose as much lashes as before. Like when I remove my mascara, I rarely see a lash that falls off during wiping. YAY!

Oh, and yeah, I used a mascara in some of the photos, but the one I used only fans out lashes, and doesn’t volumize or lengthen. It’s also the same one I used in both before and after shots.

Colour Strokes Liquid Eyeliner (P1,029.75/ 10 mL)

Description / Features:

  • Defines eyes with its pigmented formula
  • Moisture complex moisturizes hair and is infused with the lash serum
  • precision brush for easy application
  • dual purpose eyeliner and eyeshadow
  • Variants: Blackest Black, Black Pearl, and Espresso 

Thoughts:

I can’t really comment on how it works as a lash enhancer because I didn’t use the liner everyday. It is though, a lovely companion/booster to the serum because it doesn’t smudge an has a nice shimmer. The brush is also very easy to control, making it one of the easiest liquid eyeliner’s I have ever encountered. I do not, however, understand how this could double as eyeshadow because it dries up well and doesn’t smudge. the staying power is also good, because I had it on for 8 hours, and I didn’t have to do a retouch.

All in all, I’m pretty satisfied with the Lash EM products I got, and I highly recommend the All Eyes on You Lash & Brow Serum for everyone who wants longer lashes!!

Below are other products included in the esteemed range of products from Lash EM:

  1. Double Trouble Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara (P1,029.75/ 4.2 mL) – Lengthen and volumize lashes with this anti- smudge and water- resistant formula. Infused with the lash serum and plant- derived waxes for a glossy shine.
  2. Extensions in a Bottle Fiber Lash Extensions Mascara (P1,539.75/ 6 mL) – magnifies lashes and mimics the effect of lash extensions. Infused with the lash serum and peptides. Lash Extension Base Coat and Extreme Nylon Lash Fibers envelop the lashes for long, volumized, well- shaped lashes. Long- lasting and anti-smudge.
  3. Colour Strokes Brow Tint & Lift (P1,029.75/ 8 mL) – fills in sparse brows and sculpts brow hair. Infused with the lash serum to condition and nourish hair strands. Natural Brown Algae and Seaweed extracts rid hair of toxins. Long- lasting and anti- smudge. Comes in the shades Blonde, Brunette, and Raven.
  4. 3 in 1 Eye Bright Lifts + Firms + Brightens (P2,059.75/ 15 mL) – a triple action eye cream that beats dark circles, puffiness, redness, and fine lines. Enhanced with Squalene and Aloe Barbadensis that condition and soothe.
  5. Picture Perfect Instant Wrinkle Reducer (P2,059.75/ 15 mL) – lifts, firms, and tightens the under eye area. It contains Camellia Japonica Seed Extract (Tsubaki) and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, smooth, and fill in nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Also promotes collagen formation and skin radiance. PLUS:  May be mixed with foundation for that added glow.

The recommended regimen for beautiful long lashes and thick eyebrows from Lash EM:

  1. prep your lashes and brows with All Eyes On You Eyelash and Brow Enhancing Serum to infuse them with essential nutrients, antioxidants, and peptides for care and nourishment. 
  2. proceed with your usual eye makeup regimen
  3. Define your eyes with Colour Strokes Liquid Eyeliner and pair it with either Double Trouble Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara or Extensions In A Bottle Mascara. 
  4. Finally, sculpt your brows to perfection with Colour Strokes Brow Tint and Lift.

LashEM is exclusively sold at the SM Beauty Store, Ground Floor, SM Makati. For more information about LashEM, like their page on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram (@lashemph). to join the conversation, use the hashtags #LongLushLovely #LashemPH.

What do you think about my review? Try it out and see for yourself!

Sufree Tea Party: Enjoy the Sweet Life with Zero Calories

I was first introduced to stevia back in college when I was at my internship at a local manufacturing company specializing in herbal supplements. One of their latest products was stevia powdered sweetener, known as nature’s answer to a healthy sweetener in this world where the healthy option is on trend.

Fast forward to 2016, and here I learn that another local company, Peotraco, is pushing out Sufree, “The Calorie Free Stevia Sweetener”

To share this news, they invited bloggers and media friends to the Sufree Tea Party, where we got to sample food and drinks made with Sufree, while painting a pretty landscape.

What better way to really enjoy the sweet life than by painting with friends and enjoying great tasting snacks. Sufree is actually calorie free, so you don’t have to worry about the extra pounds from eating the sweets made with it.

Stevia is widely used worldwide as a sweetener and natural substitute for sugar, and is derived from the plant Stevia rebaudiana. It is said that countries in South America like Brazil and Paraguay have been using the leaves of the plant for about 1500 years as a sweet treat from nature, grinding and cutting up the leaves to sweeten tea or medicine.

As mentioned earlier, Sufree Stevia Sweetener is a calorie free sweetener that can be consumed in place of sugar, whether you have a sweet tooth or not. 

Sufree Stevia Sweetener is non-fermentable, pH and heat stable, making it great for daily healthy food and beverage preparation.

Healthy food shouldn’t be tasteless, and with Sufree, you can create yummy sweet desserts that are definitely guilt free.

As stated in the label, every 1g sachet of Sufree Stevia Sweetener is as sweet as 2 teaspoons of refined sugar. This means you get the same sweetness at a smaller amount, making Sufree an economical option as well.

Each box of Sufree Stevia Sweetener comes with 50 sachets, each with 1 gram of sweetener.

For food applications, Sufree Stevia Sweetener is perfect for beverages, salads, sauces (both emulsified and clear), fruit fillings and pastries, and also, ice cream!

The event was held at Sip and Gogh Kapitolyo, where everyone could try to be a Picasso for the day!

That’s me, midway through the landscape we were painting. It’s been so long since I last painted, so i was a bit worried. Turns out, I didn’t have to be. My years of Chinese calligraphy and various art workshops in between actually helped because I could follow the instructions easily. SO PROUD OF MYSELF. HAHA

And that’s me and Charlene, and Charlene was my cheerleader while doing mine.

Then tada!!! My finished work.

That’s me, Charlene, and Rachelle Ramilo, who is actually of the same batch from UP Manila!! I think we were even classmates at one point even when she was in BS Biology.

That’s that for my fun afternoon with Sufree, thank you so much for having me at the Sufree Tea Party!!

Sufree Stevia Sweetener is available at various supermarkets nationwide.

For more information on Sufree, You can like them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram (@sweetenersufreestevia), You can also check out their official website. To join in the conversation, use the hashtags #Sufree #SufreeTeaParty #Stevia