My ClearLift Treatment  Experience in Facets and Figures

I have been fortunate enough to try various skin treatments from different clinics, and what excited me more about ClearLift Treatment is that, I don’t know anything about it!

I haven’t heard of it, or know someone who actually tried so it roused my curiosity even more.

Based on my research, ClearLift Treatment is a collagen-inducing and skin resurfacing procedure that uses a laser to allow the skin to look more youthful and fairer. This is perfect for anti-aging, and helps a lot in reducing eye puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles under the eyes.

I am 28, who always sleeps very late at night, and definitely not getting any younger; so I guess I am one of those people who would extremely benefit from this age-defying approach.

I arrived in Facets and Figures Facial and Slimming Spa, and was greeted warmly by one of their staff.

I was briefed that they will be using a laser to help plump my skin to naturally produce collagen. I was wary that this will cause blisters because I am the keloidal-type. Goodie, I was assured that this was non-invasive, and my skin has nothing to worry about.

You can see how my skin needs a lot of aid it can get. ;P

My face was prepped carefully, and my eyes were covered with opaque goggles to protect them from the laser.

Clearlift was systematically done from my chin to cheeks to my nose, then eyes, then lastly towards my forehead. The air above my face smelled very mettalic, although it is something that you shouldn’t worry about.

You might just feel a bit claustrophobic knowing that your eyes are closed, and some weird device is sweeping your face non-stop.

I was a bit sneezy with the smell so I ask my beauty specialist to stop in between the procedure, so I can attend to my nose. Haha 😀

The procedure took about an hour, and the best thing about is that results can already be seen even on the first session!

They recommend at least 6 sessions of ClearLift Treatment would be best to actually show the tantamount difference!

But as you can see, the dark circles and puffiness of my eyes decreased! Yay! And the best part is there are no redness and no downtime! You can quickly return to your skincare and makeup routine the next day! 😀

I highly recommend Clearlift Treatment to all workaholics, and career-driven merfriends out there!

The stress of daily life can be much more terrible, if not prevented or controlled. Aside from the natural way of aging, poor health habits and lack of exercise, improper skin care can result in a catalyzed skin loss of luster and moisture.

So do yourself a favor, and go to Facets and Figures Facial and Simming Spa to get the skin rejuvenation you deserve!

Visit them today at the 2nd Floor of The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive corner De Leon Street, Isidora Hills Subdivision, Quezon City.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FacetsAndFiguresFacialAndSlimmingSpa/

Instagram: @facetsandfigures

You may contact them at facetsandfigures@gmail.com

0917 319 68 30  |  (02) 211 3784  |  (02) 351 1317

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My BeautyMNL Makeup and Skin Care Haul

Shopping online has been a vice since college, and I think there can be no remedy – let alone get my consent. 🙂

How can you stop, when all the things that you want and need are just one click away? The convenience is the total deal breaker on this! Plus, you can use Paypal or your magic cards!

*If you know what I mean! 😉 wink! wink!

I have been wanting to shop and discover amazing new finds in the mall, but I can’t seem to find the time. I have been juggling a fair few things, and a trip to a store can be considered a miracle already!

Good thing, Beauty MNL houses all of these and lets me read about product specifics and score big discounts right in the comforts of my home!

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I was handpicked to give the site a test run,  so my happy finger tips got astray, and found themselves ordering what was supposed to be a 3-4 item filled-shopping cart, but ended stacking more. Please don’t judge me!

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I just love how easy it is to navigate their site. Everything is so organized, and this helped me find the items I need as swift as possible. I also love how they accept PayPal and credit cards for payment.

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To my surprise, I got my beauty package the next day! Considering there was a long weekend ahead! Big thumbs up for that! 😀

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So here is what I got! 😀 I am providing their direct links too! ❤

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L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (Shade: Golden Beige)

CLAIM TO FAME: An ultra long-lasting foundation with a natural matte finish

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ALL Day HD Smoothing Prep Primer

CLAIM TO FAME: A gel primer that blurs the look of imperfections

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Detail Eye Shadow Primer

CLAIM TO FAME: An eyelid primer that helps intensify the pigmentation of eyeshadows

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Imagic Double-End Highlight and Contour Stick

CLAIM TO FAME: A dual-ended contour stick that delivers natural definition

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Skin Genie Lip and Cheek Stain Alive!

CLAIM TO FAME: An all-natural makeup gel that delivers gorgeous color on lips and cheeks

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Detail Lip Scrub

CLAIM TO FAME: A hydrating scrub that softens and smoothens lips

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AlgyNatural Seaweeds Lotion

CLAIM TO FAME: A lightweight moisturizer for glowing skin all over

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Made by David Organics – Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo

CLAIM TO FAME: Get gorgeously bouncy, sweet-smelling and healthy-looking hair in an instant.

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Beauty MNL was such a darling because they even gave me lots of FREEBIES! YAY! 😀 Now, I can try other products and test them for myself without having to buy the regular sized stuff! 😀

Freebies:

Biore Makeup Remover | Esfolio Aloe Vera Moisture Soothing Gel |v&M Naturals Mint Espresso Soap | Glam Glow |Black Beauty Gold Shampoo | Pro Studio Beauty exclusives Tinted Dry Shampoo in Cinnamon & Orange Scent |Stylista Coconut Hair Mask

I can post my reviews on these products in my upcoming posts, so stay tuned merfriends! Which reminds me, that shopping in Beauty MNL is also very uplifting and reassuring as you can also see personal reviews on each item left by the users!

You can even search for specific products and get insights on the users themselves in BEAUTY BY YOU section. You can just key in the product name, and voila!

Are you on Youtube too?

Perhaps you may also want to check out my UNBOXING/UNBAGGING video of this beauty haul! Head on to this link! And maybe subscribe?! 😀

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Reading them aided me in deciding whether I should buy the product or not. Wise move on this feature! 🙂

You can also read Beauty MNL’s in-house magazine, BLOOM to get more beauty, make up, and skin care updates! Just click on the first tab above! 😀

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Find them at:

https://beautymnl.com/

Facebook and Instagram: @beautymnl

You can check out Beauty MNL today and have your very own beauty haul with free shipping starting at P1,500 worth of purchase. Caution – it’s addicting! Once you start, you may never want to stop! 😀

 

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My Korean Facial Therapy Experience at O2 Laser Skin Center

Annyeong!

I have always admired Koreans’ skin. They are poreless, youthful, and undoubtedly flawless! 🙂

It is no wonder that most of the skincare products I use are made from their country. And Korean skin clinics and salons have already established themselves as a credible skincare and beauty provider.

That is why I was soooo stoked when I was invited to try O2 Korean Facial Therapy! 😀

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Their signature facial is a therapeutic treatment formulated to deeply cleanse, rejuvenate and hydrate leaving you a more radiant and revitalized skin.

This 90 minutes facial therapy comes with a relaxing and firming face and shoulder massage which reinvigorates the skin and relieves stress.

Perfect for people who want to be refreshed and relaxed at the same time, just like me!

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This should be exciting because the last facial treatment I had was almost 7 years ago! Haha 😛 I was just so scared that these treatments will cause more damage than good! But my braveheart and beauty instinct told me that this is something I shouldn’t miss!

So here are the things you should expect when you have your O2 Korean Facial Therapy:

1st Step: Cleanse.

Cleansing the face with their Cleansing Milk and Cleansing Gel. This step will involve removal of makeup (if patient has any on) and dirt from the environment.

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2nd Step: Scrubber.

Using a machine, they will scrub off deep seated dirt for a more thorough cleansing.

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3rd Step: Ultrasonic.

Using a special gel, a flat device emitting heat is made to go around the whole face. This helps open and soften the pores to prepare it for extraction.

I was so used with overhead steam in opening pores to allow impurities’ extraction. so this was new to me. Or am I too outdated already after my 7-year hiatus from facial treatments?

Nevertheless, I was advised that the ultrasonic machine is more upscale and healthier for the skin!

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4th Step: Extraction/Pricking of Whiteheads, Blackheads, Pimples.

Now, this is the one I was dreading! As I made my way to the clinic, I was so oblivious that this is part of what’s going to happen to me that day!

I mean, I had facials before but I was only thinking that today’s treatment was more of like a cream-spreading activity only, and no pricking!

I was a bit anxious because a friend actually had a bad experience with one skin salon, and I don’t want my skin to have accidental dents like she had!

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Surprisingly, they weren’t that painful! And I didn’t shed a tear! My facial therapist was really good, and she’s very careful and strategizes effectively to ease the pain whenever she attempts to stick the needle!

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5th Step: Destressing.

This is done through a relaxing face, shoulder and back massage using their special Korean massage oil for 10-15 minutes.

I know, this is a skin care salon, but you have to give them additional brownie points for giving a rejuvenating massage! As in, super narelax talaga ako!

I know I was drifting to sleep already!

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6th Step: Antioxidant Infusion.

Using another machine, they infused a high-end Vitamin C from Korea which helps lighten the skin as well as slow down the aging process. In this treatment, you will feel a mild stinging sensation, especially in the bony areas. This is the machine infusing the Vitamin C inside your skin.

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I felt the tinge and electrifying sensation, but nothing to worry! It was too mild, you’ll only feel a tickle!

7th Step: Calming and Anti aging.

Cold Collagen mask is applied and left on the face for 10-15 minutes. This is another anti-aging procedure and the cool sensation of the mask will help reduce the redness from the extraction done prior.

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I know, I look like a mummy! Haha 😀 But as claustrophobic it may seem, it is my favorite part! I can really feel the rich mask seeping down my skin to make it look healthier and more radiant!

8th Step: Removal of mask and application of Moisturizer and Sun protection Korean creams.

This procedure settled everything, and I was happy they already put sunblock, because I will be going to another event after.

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A nice selfie with Dr. Cherry Ann Co, the Resident Dermatologist sealed this great deal! I even had the most opportune moment to consult her about my skin dilemmas! Thank you so much for being gracious and patient with my questions! 😀

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I’ve been trying their Cleansing Milk, Moisturizing Toner and Sunblock for almost a month now! 🙂 And my skin feels more youthful everyday! 😀

This beautiful change is a kickstart into my journey of achieving a smoother, healthier and more radiant skin!

I will definitely come back for my next session! 🙂 Can you believe that this amazing treatment only costs P1,200? It’s super sulit, and totally worth it! No need for you to fly to Korea just to experience Korean skin care! 🙂

You may visit them at Ground Unit A, Waypoint Building, 4 Bayani Road, AFPOVAI
Taguig 1634.

Contact details:
0920-836-1132 / 0928-874-0580 / (02) 512-8315

http://www.o2laserskincenter.com
https://www.facebook.com/O2laserskincenter/

I highly recommend their services! So go and book an appointment today!

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UnMASKing Dearberry: Royal Jelly Charcoal and Coco’s Secret Recipe Facial Masks Review

I recently discovered the joy and grace brought about by these infamous face angels, and I can’t believe why I seemed to live under a rock for so long.

Growing up, I was one of those girls who was too conscious about physical appearance. If you happen to be a 90’s kid, just like me, you would remember Johnson and Johnson’s Pure Essentials and Matte and Fresh. These were the famous tween products during that time, and naturally it wouldn’t be a surprise to find them in my kikay kit. 😀

As part of a nightly beauty regimen, I was so accustomed in putting on creams on my face. It always feels incomplete whenever I don’t put anything on when I sleep. It’s as if there’s no pillow or blanket on a bed. Something is missing.

Anyway, if you have been reading my blog for the past month, you would have read something about the new Korean makeup and beauty brand I’ve been raving about. It’s called Dearberry, and you can view my posts about the launch and makeup review in these links.

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One product I’d like to highlight is the Facial Mask. Facials masks are protective covering that goes over your face or part of your face; but in beauty speak, these come with amazing skin properties that can help your skin look younger, smoother, whiter, more evened, more supple, hydrated, and healthier!

I first tried a different brand earlier this year, and I really like the results. Although, it felt a little heavy on the pocket, as each sheet cost me at least P49.  So if you’re going to put on a mask every night (which is adviseable by the way), it’s going to yield you around P343 per week, and 1,470 per month! Hmm. That may just be too much.

Good thing, Dearberry is here to recuperate our miscarried face mask hopes! Tadaa! So let me run you through the 5 adorable masks this adorable brand can offer (basing on my experience too of course!):

  1. Extreme Nourishing Royal Jelly Charcoal Mask

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Charcoal masks have been circling the beauty scene in the recent months, and you’ll know why girls are going ga-ga over this. Charcoal is known to have adsorptive properties, as it magnets impurities out of the skin, leaving only a youthful glow behind.

It is a powerful moisturizing black mask that contains xylitol, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol which help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, makng the skin glossy.

Niacinamide and adenosine, functional ingredients make the skin bright and radiant, helping improve wrinkles.
Black mask sheet containing charcoal with an excellent purifying action gives rich sense of moisturization and supplies intensive nutrition to the skin.

By the way, there are two types of facial masks, the sheet mask (this one) and the cream mask.

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If this is your first time to use a sheet type, it may be a little awkward at first, once you open the sachet. It may be challenging to figure out how the orientation of the soaking fold is, but you’ll get the hang of it soon enough! ;D

For Dearberry’s version of charcoal mask, I particularly love how it made me look so radiant the following morning. Usually, I tend to put an ample amout of BB Cream on my face before heading out, but this mask made me look really glowing that I only need a product’s thin layer. My skin felt hydrated too! Not to mention, using this once or twice a week is already enough.

Price: P120 (Use once or twice a week)

2. Coco Secret Recipe Masks

Next one, are the cream/liquid masks. 🙂 And they come in 5 variants!

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Brown – Potato   /   Blue – Milk    /    Purple – Yam   /   Orange – Pumpkin   /  Yellow – Honey (No tub sample available)

100 mL per tub – costs P580 (I believe you may use this for a month or two. A total bargain indeed!)

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Here are the 4 samples I got in the Dearberry loot bag. I don’t have the Purple – Yam variant here though. But I believe it’s as wonderful as the rest I’ve tried.

For this product, I believe this is such a big bang for the buck in  your facial masking life! Can you believe that each sachet costs only for P10 ? And you can use it 3-4 times!

OMG OMG OMG. Did I just say OMG?

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A. Honey

About:  The propolis of honey gives your skin the elasticity and vitality you always wanted.

Texture: It has a syrupy texture And it pretty smells and feels like honey, only slightly diluted and lighter than the original honey.

My Thoughts: When you spread it to your face, you will notice that it has this warm effect on the skin. It actually felt nice for me. It felt like my pores were being opened to absorb the nutrients of the mask.

Verdict: This is actually my favorite. I remember waking up and my little pimple finally ripened, enough for it to pop in a healthy way. My face felt smooth and dewy the morning after.

Recommendations: I recommend it to people who don’t get much sleep, stressed at work, and those who are always expose to the sun.

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B. Milk

About: Gently exfoliates with no beads for clearer skin while nourishing and moisturizing.

Texture: It reminded me of Nivea lotion. It has a lotion feel to it, and it may be moderately sticky too.

My Thoughts: It actually felt like Nivea. There was a feeling that it was very natural, talk about the sensation of rinsing your face with water.

Verdict: My face felt moisturized and soft the following morning. Its moisturizing properties are strong.

Recommendations: I recommend this to people who have normal to dry skin.

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C. Pumpkin

About: With its pumpkin complex, it brightens and nourishes your skin.

Texture: It has a jelly-mousse like texture. It has a floral scent, not what I was expecting about pumpkin. It also has a paste-y feel into it.

My Thoughts: It definitely brightened up my face. However it’s cakey feeling also made it challenging to remove. It’s extra clingy to the face too, making it a little bit difficult to wash off.

Verdict: My skin looked vibrant and extra clean the following morning. Although it felt a little dry too. Maybe because my skin is not that oily too.There was nothing much to take. :p

Recommendations: I recommend this for people who have oily skin, and those who always put on make up, epecially those who apply heavy and oil-based products on their faces.

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D. Potato

About: Cool sherbet texture great for soothing your skin in hot weather; Provides moisture and wakes tired skin

Texture:Non-sticky and feels like an intense moisturizer. Evenly dissolves into face when applied. It feels cool on the face too!

My Thoughts: It felt like Celeteque Moisturizer. It’s liquid, but is viscous enough to hold together before they spread evenly on your face.

Verdict: My skin felt hydrated. And even though I applied it and slept a little late after, my face still looked fresh after.

Recommendations:  Definitely for workaholics! Haha For bloggers who stay up very late to finish a blogpost, just like me! And for students who need to review late for an exam, just like me again.. before! Haha Say hello to our new bestfriend! yay!

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So there you have it. Actually, I had a difficult time choosing which I like best. because all are really effective and gives amazing effects on the skin. However, it may still depend on your skin type and its nourishing needs. Know them first, and then choose a mask that best suits you.

Get yours at Everyware PH or 0915.444.9009!

I hope you find this helpful! 🙂 Let me know your thoughts too! Let’s chat away! :*

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