2015 Best Skin Care Products

Staying beautiful nowadays seems to be a hard thing to achieve with all the worries and fast paced activities we all have to go through in our daily lives. Thanks to trusted and reliable beauty products available in the market for busy men and women alike, looking great and feeling confident is still possible, even with the enormous list of things we all have to do in our lives. Here are the top 5 best skin care beauty products available in the market this 2015.

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Clinique is one of the best beauty products brand preferred by women. It is considered as a one stop shop where fragrances, make-up and skin products are available. Perfect for sensitive skin, Clinique  is indeed one of the top brand perfect for any woman, anywhere in the world.


Olay is one of the skin care lines under Procter & Gamble. The beauty brand is well-known for its anti-ageing skin care product that brings the best in any woman. It is also best known for is cleansers, scrubs, sunscreen lotions, perfumes and serums. It is also one of the most affordable high-end brands available in the market.


Personal skin care products are what Neutrogena does best. It also has hair care and hair loss cure products as well as several make-up items. The brand was earlier introduced to the market as “Natone” but was later on changed to Neutrogena after being taken over by Johnson & Johnson in 1994.


One of the most trusted and reliable cosmetic and beauty companies that originated in France is L’Oreal. It has several products under its belt which also include hair colors, skin care creams, sun blocks, several make-up items and perfumes. By far, this brand is the most preferred brans for beauty salons and by professional hair stylists.


Personal care is what Dove is well-known for in the beauty industry. From basic skin care to its hair replacement products, Dove has the best to offer when it comes to keeping the skin looking and feeling young and clean. The brand is own by Unilever and has a wide range of deodorants, body washes, beauty bars, lotions and facial care both for men and women. This is another inexpensive yet very reliable beauty brand available in the market.

Disclaimer; this post is based on my personal experience of best skin care products used and reviews found in the internet. 

Haute Hair for the Holidays

Christmas is a great time for merrymaking, but then it can also be a terrible season for stress. Work may greatly increase as the holidays approach; add to that a heavy rotation of parties, intense decision-making on what gifts to buy and frantic scheduling for gatherings.

All these frenzied activities may take a toll on your appearance, especially your hair. Your mane may tend to misbehave at this point, just when you’re about to attend one party after another. But don’t stress yourself out, as the acclaimed Japanese hair-care brand, SYOSS, gives you the haute coiffure pampering these holidays.

SYOSS offers professional hair care, styling and coloration that provide a wide range of benefits and solutions to help turn dreaded bad-hair days to experiencing great salon-beautiful hair every day. Isn’t that what every woman wants and desires?

Through its wide range of high-performing products that address the most common hair dilemmas of women in more than 50 countries, SYOSS stays true to its brand philosophy of helping them achieve professional hair care at an affordable price.

SYOSS contains a specially formulated hair-care technology called “Pro-Cellium Keratin,” which was developed by top Japanese hairdressers to provide treatment for damaged hair by penetrating hair strands and reconstructing them from the inside.

SYOSS lets you look sensational, as its shampoos and conditioners come in three variants: Repair Therapy, Moisture Intensive Care and Anti-Dandruff Control. Repair Therapy is designed to repair heavily damaged, stressed, colored or permed hair. Moisture Intensive Care is formulated to moisturize dry, frizzy and brittle hair. Anti-Dandruff Control contains Zinc Pyrithione, which fights dandruff from the first application while providing smoothness to the hair.

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SYOSS also has a hair coloration range that provides perfect gray coverage with long-lasting and intensely vibrant colors. Women can choose among eight shades: Black, Dark Brown, Chocolate Brown, Dark Mocha, Medium Brown, Dark Ruby Red, Medium Ash Blonde and Extra Light Ash Brown.

No hairstyle is perfect for the holidays without a styling product’s final touch! The SYOSS hair styling products make it easy to achieve professional-looking hairstyles without going to the salon. Curl Control whip and cream give defined, long-lasting curls, full of perfect bounce and smoothness while Strong Hold wax provides mega-strong hold to achieve individual looks easily.

SYOSS also introduces a revolutionary new range, the Oleo Intense, which is an oil-infused salon-quality range for 100% intensive nourishment and color intensity. It comes in shampoos, conditioners and hair coloration products and hair replacement product.. The shampoo and conditioner, when used together, nurture your hair with precious oil that results to opulent shine and suppleness. On the other hand, the pure oil in Oleo Intense hair color intensifies the coloring action, delivering a higher amount of pigments, deeper into the hair cortex and maximizing the color efficiency.
Avoid the Christmas rush and let SYOSS make you look sensational this season. Find it at all leading supermarkets, department stores, and drugstores nationwide.

About Henkel
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Beauty Care, Laundry & Home Care, and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people and reported sales of 15,605 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 2,029 million euros in fiscal 2011. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

Top Skin Care Products of 2014

Having a great skin is a must nowadays. More and more women, even men are getting very keen when it comes to taking care of the skin. A young, healthy and glowing skin can really do a lot in improving one’s confidence. Skin imperfections can now be solved with the perfect and most suitable skin care product in the market nowadays. Now, here’s our list for the Top Skin Care products of 2014 based from different products I have tried so far.

Did your skin care product made our list?

2014 best skin care

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

Who said fine lines are the hardest to remove or hide? Removing this unwanted lines is now possible with this skin care product that promises extreme rejuvenation. You can even track the difference starting from day 1. Enjoy a facial at the comforts of your homes everyday with this skin care product.

Obagi Professional C-Serum

Neutralize free radicals at all the layers of the skin with this formula that targets to diminish the damaging process of the skin cells turning it dull and lifeless. Rejuvenate skin while hindering the ageing process is what this product does best. It contains antioxidants that helps protect the skin daily.

Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream

Hydrate your skin everyday with this rich and creamy formula that can easily penetrate the  skin from within. A day Cream which has SPF 15 . Reduce dryness and get smooth, soft and radiant skin with this product.  It has 6 vital bio-actives that helps skin care regenerate faster. I believe it’s okay to age but age beautifully.  It also far more affordable compared to its contemporaries.

Stay beautiful, young looking and confident with any of these skin care products that has become a favorite for women in the year 2014.

Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, and Shea Butter: Complementary Skin Moisturizing and Healing Properties

Dermatologists and medical researchers from all over the world are enthusiastic about the benefits of coconut oil, milk, and water for the body and skin. According to “Coconut Oil: Amazing Health, Skin and Cooking Benefits,” (2013) using coconut oils and coconut body lotion can prevent skin from dryness and flakiness while promoting extremely soft and glowing skin. Coconut oil’s ability to lock in skin moisture is significantly higher than other traditional emollients and is even more effective than rich lanolin.

Fatty Acids and Natural Tocopherols

Harvard University School of Medicine reports that coconut oil, on the skin and in the diet, can actually help to make skin tissue stronger over time while promoting skin cell turnover. Fatty acids, including caprylic, capric, and lauric varieties, help to keep skin supple, and this can delay the process of wrinkle formation. Researchers believe that coconut oil’s composition is the reason why. It contains high levels of natural tocopherols, also known as Vitamin E, which protect the skin. In fact, coconut oil is so effective at protecting and promoting skin health, it’s been found to promote healing in patients with psoriasis and eczema. Many doctors recommend coconut oil products to patients with severe sunburn or insect bites and stings. 

Healing Properties of Aloe and Shea

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Some researchers also recommend aloe vera and shea butter to promote skin health. Aloe vera was considered the plant of the immortals during ancient Egyptian times. The plant’s leaves were given to the dead as a gift on their way to the afterlife. 

Today, researchers know that aloe has commendable healing properties. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) says gel from the leaves can be applied directly to the skin for the purpose of wound healing or soothing irritations. The gel is naturally antiseptic.

Shea butter is derived from karate shea tree nuts from Africa. Raw shea butter’s plentiful levels of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids make it a natural anti-inflammatory aid and moisturizer. People around the world have ground nuts from the shea treat to relieve dry skin, hair, and lips. According to the American Shea Butter Institute, natural shea butter is a fast-acting moisturizer that can even soften and heel extremely dry or cracked skin.

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The benefits of natural ingredients such as coconut oil, aloe, and shea butter are known to relieve and heal dry skin. Products which combine these ingredients offer complementary skin moisturizing and healing benefits.

Breaking the Social Scene Ice with a Dating Service Membership

Despite millions of people living in New York, many individuals lack the time and focus to find suitable dating partners. When they want to connect with someone on an emotional and intimate level, yet have little idea of where to meet others with similar interests and goals, people may be able to venture into the social scene by joining a dating service that is catered to their unique lifestyle needs. Rather than take a chance on meeting strangers who may or may not be well suited for dating, people can be paired with screened members who are paired to them based on a number of criteria.

Being paired with a potential partner is half of the struggle involved in establishing a relationship, however. The other dilemma that some people face involves actually getting to socialize with people with whom they are interested in dating. Again, time constraints and professional obligations may cut into their ability to schedule dinners, buy movie tickets, or even act spontaneously to spark the romance in their fledgling relationship. Rather than jeopardize what could be a potential match, people in this club can attend NY socials that help them relax and spend time with people with whom they may share a genuine connection.

Once the connection is made, however, members might need advice about how to keep it going. Each dating scenario differs from other people’s relationships; what works for one person may be ill advised for another. Because of the unique nature of club members’ connections, they can utilize the relationship mentoring service available through this organization. The mentoring service can give them insight on how to keep their partners interested, how to foster good growth in their connections, and how to take their relationships to the next level. This dating advice can help people who want to move toward long term romantic goals like getting married and having children. With this service, they can eliminate people who do not share those goals and focus on getting to know people who have these same interests at heart.

Starting a romantic relationship in a big city like New York can be an overwhelming task. Rather than put time and effort into finding a potential mate, people can eliminate much of that effort by joining a service that helps New Yorkers start successful dating relationships. They can join other members in sophisticated mixers at top notch restaurants.

Making your practice work for you

Many doctors who got into the medical industry hoping to help people have been frustrated to find that the insurance company lobby, backed by the federal government, is making it especially hard to provide the right kind of care for patients without taking a substantial financial loss in most cases. There is very little leeway that the insurance companies are willing to provide medical practices that do not have a great deal of power. There is also no effective lobby that doctors have created to combat this trend – at least until now.

Many doctors have made the transition into a completely different kind of medicine: a weight loss program that provides the doctor with the ability to give the treatments that are actually best for the patient without having to worry about any subsidies from insurance companies. Patients are happier and healthier, and the doctor is able to pocket more of the money than ever before. The records of this practice are also not subject to many of the needless regulations of the federal government such as the switch to an expensive and inefficient centralized electronic medical records system that is now mandated.

We have information and the doctors who have been successfully able to transition their practices from a family office that was dependent on insurance company payments to a completely free office that now calls its own shots. You can follow the same example and do the same thing for your patients as well.

Get information about the transition here and free yourself from the ridiculous bureaucracy that is forcing many family doctors to completely shut their doors. Your patients are depending on you for the best medical care that is out there. If the insurance companies are stopping you from providing this care, then you owe it to yourself and to them to seek out other ways of providing it to them. We have the way; all that you have to do is avail yourself of the technical and personal resources that we are giving to you. Change is possible if you take that step into the realm of new business!

Lipstick Diary : Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Lip colour

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You know how much my love for lipstick.  So, you could imagine my surprise and delight when i received this Laura Mercier Lipstick from one my good friend online.  This is a part of payitforward 2014 program. It’s like an exchange of something you have or you wish to give to one of your online friends.

I have been hearing about Laura Mercier and read several reviews about it and yes, i have been wishing to have one too but unfortunately living in the province means you get to missed some things and products since they are not available on our place or if they does, it costs hundred or even thousand of pesos that for a frugal mom like me would not even dare to buy.

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So, going back to this Laura Mercier Lip colour in Cozy tint, it’s a combination of pink, red and violet hues or if you look at it more closely, you will find that it’s similar to wine red or plum.  It’s not very red and yet not very dark which i think is perfect for white complexion or fair and tan colored women.

Just like it’s name, this lipstick is really lighweight and the color is very nice and what’s really best about this product is it’s color lasts for hours even after eating and talking that much.  For the picture below, i applied a very light lipstick but it can goes to medium and full coverage depends on the amount of lipstick you apply.

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laura mercier in cozy

I have read that you can get this at Sephora for $24 , i’m so lucky, don’t you think? Super Thanks to the one and only Diva Fabulosa.

The Basic Knowledge about Lipsticks

One of the basic cosmetic necessity every woman needs is lipstick. A change in shade and way of application creates a different look, projects a different vibe and radiates a different new you. Lipsticks can make you feel sexy, young, or just simply a woman.

There are still some pointers every cosmetics lover should keep in mind when applying lipstick. Here are the basics.

1. Always have a trusted lipstick shade that works well with your complexion. Just like the classic little black dress, every woman should need to have a good old trusted and reliable lipstick shade they could confidently wear anytime and anywhere.

2. Always have a handy lipstick applicator. We sometimes cannot help but share our favorite cosmetic to our girlfriends. Having a lipstick applicator you can use and wash will also guarantee no lipstick breaking and of course a necessary hygienic practice.

3. Lipsticks, like any other cosmetics have life spans. They can last as long as four months. Continuous use of lipsticks beyond their life spans may cause allergies, unpredicted chemical reactions and the stain it produces can be discolorated. Women who are not heavy lipstick users should keep 4 lipstick shades at most to avoid throwing away your precious and expensive cosmetic necessities. You can also check out the latest LipSurgence lip tint  that tarte cosmetics offers.  You will find their impressive line truly worth having.

4. Experiment with different shades and lipstick colors. Looking out for a new lipstick shade for women is like shopping clothes. You have a lot of choices but not all your choices would work well with you. Free samples are readily available in shops and boutiques so fining a new shade that will work with your complexion as well as your personality will indeed be a very fun and worthwhile activity.

5. Store your smackers on a cool and dry place. A messy lipstick can ruin every woman’s day. Take care of your lipsticks as well as your other cosmetics to extend their lifetime and consume their value to the fullest.

Lipsticks will always be the most basic cosmetic that man has ever invented, but it will also be the best option to use to change your look instantly. I guess simplicity really goes a long way and in reality, the simpler it is, the more beautiful they will be.

Online Dating: How to Separate the Princes from the Frogs

Women have always needed to kiss a whole lot of frogs to find a prince. Online dating presents the modern lady with a number of both species and the key to increasing our chances of success is to be equipped to deal with the challenge. Here are some top tips for women on the virtual quest for a prince. 

 Live Your Life

If you’re going to have the strength and resilience to fight off all those frogs then one thing is hugely important: that you live your life. It’s easy to look for love when our lives are lacking meaning and direction, but letting it be the most important thing actually sabotages our chances.

 If you’re down in the dumps after a breakup or life isn’t going your way then put your energy into furnishing your life with good things first before you look for love. That way you will be more resilient when it comes to dealing with the frogs and able to handle rejection. A happy, busy person is an attractive and interesting person. Give your life the same attention as you are willing to give a possible relationship.  

 Be Discerning

Heroes and villains aren’t as clearly distinguishable when you’re looking at online dating sites. People can essentially say what they want. A rule of thumb is to look for honesty first and foremost. If someone looks and sounds too good to be true then they probably are.

 A variety of photos and openness about life circumstances are good signs. Speak on the phone several times before you meet and trust your intuition. If you smell a rat, he is probably a frog.

Be a Princess

Just as you don’t want men to be misleading in any way, you should do your best not to be either. Include several recent photos in your profile, both close up and full body shots, to offer a true representation of what you look like. Likewise, it’s best not to tell little fibs about interests and experiences in a bid to make yourself more appealing. Of course show your best side, but make sure it’s a side your date will see and experience if you do meet.

The world of online dating is complex, but by staying honest and balanced you will stand a good chance of separating the princes from the frogs. 


IN 2 IT Oil Control, Oil Free Powder Review


Although, I don’t wear a full make-up everyday, one product that i always had in my bag is face powder.  My face tends to get oily so it is just natural for me to use a powder to help minimize oil and even out my skin.

If only i could get back in time, i would definitely take care of my face then so i would never have problem like what I have today.

But nonetheless, here’s my recent face powder haul.  In2it was not new to me, i find their products really nice and dependable.  Although, this is my first time to try their face powder ( i previously use maybelline) the color is just perfect for my skin tone, not a bit light nor dark.









With and without  powder.

Although, i couldn’t see much the difference since it blended so well.  The actual effect is similar to this .


The powder leaves a matte feeling but it doesn’t hide imperfection, blemishes or problems in my face  so I still need to use a good concealer and foundation to do that but overall, i’m loving it for now since it does control the oil in my face even after several hours.

Would i buy again?

Yes. I would buy this one again.

Affordability :  For the amount of  less than Php. 400.00 or $10, it’s really a good deal.