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Jiahe Nose Up and Face Stretch Massage Roller Review


What's happening to me?? Nope I'm not megatron. I'm just trying my new discoveries and will review these for you. :)


Product to be reviewed: Jiahe Nose Up
Price: 30-100 Pesos/ 1-3$
Where to buy: Online shop, Divisoria?? HAHA. :)
Where did I buy: Online Shop
For: Nose Lift



The Box:

I want to share what's written at the back. :)


Click the picture to see clearly. Can you understand? :)

Pogi Points:

1. Cheaper than nose lift procedure. LOL. :)

2. Has rubbers for not to hurt and leave marks on nose. So don't compare it to an ordinary clip. :)


Downside:

1. I can't breathe after a few minutes of wearing this! :)

2. It hurts. 

3. It leaves marks on the sides of the nose.

4. It seems not working on my nose. Well, I'm not expecting from the start. HAHA. :)


Ratings:

I will give Jiahe Nose Up a POGI POINTS OF 2/5 


Mr. Pogi says:

Yes it's cheap. But it seems not working on me. I've read that you can't change the bridge of your nose that easily. I gave it time to work on me but. . . .after 3 minutes on my nose, it just hurts. ALWAYS. I don't have luck on this.


Let's move on to my favorite!! :)


Product to be reviewed: Face Stretch Massage Roller
Price: 30-100 Pesos/1-3$
Where to buy: Online Shop, Divisoria?? HAHA. :)
Where did I buy: Online Shop
For: Massage Roller



Packaging:

Looks like a China made product. :) But very informative. I just don't know if those are true. :)

Know what face stretch massage roller does!! :)


Directions:


Warning (From the packaging):

1. Please wash the massage roller completely and keep it clean after use.

2. The persons as follows are not allowed to use this machine: the person with weak skin, the person with acne, eczema and hypersensitivity.

3. Don't overexert as massaging. It will stave the skin if you overexert.

4. Don't use it out of its purpose, and make sure the children cannot touch it.


Pogi Points:

1. Cheap. :)

2. A good massage roller. I can fall asleep by using this. :)

3. Cute design. :) My brother thought it was a stetoscope. LOL. :)

4. Many colors to choose from. But I haven't had the chance to choose. :)


Downside:

1. There's an "Eeek sound" every time I use this. Annoying!

2. Nothing more. :)


Ratings:

I will give Face Stretch Massage Roller a POGI POINTS OF 4/5 


Mr. Pogi says:

Actually it's not my first time to use this. I have tried one before and enjoyed it a lot. :) So I bought mine. :) It relaxes my face, neck and head. Benefits would just be additional. My brother and mother want this too. :) I am recommending this to everyone. :)

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Edward Cullen (Vampire) Inspired Look

So here's my try for a vampire look. :) Feel free to comment. :)


Bare face



Products Used:



1. Sansan Matte Finisih Liquid Foundation
2. Shawill Concealer
3. Dream Girl BB Powder No. 2
3. Cover Face Eyebrow Powder
4. Mac countour
5. Maybelline Baby Lips
6. Mac Brush 187
7. Nichido Kabuki Brush

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Pigeon Powder Review

I've been reading good reviews about Pigeon Pressed Powder comparing it to Mac blotting powder which costs 1,200 Pesos. So I give it a shot! :)

I bought loose powder because I need a finishing powder. It is made from Japan and I read that this Pigeon is meant for babies, so you need not to worry for breakouts. Sounds great right?

TIP:

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There are 2 kinds of Pigeon pressed powder. One is made from Japan and the other one is from Indonesia. How to know?? Indonesia pressed powder has a mirror and Japan hasn't. Which one is better?? I've read that Japan Pigeon is better because of its quality.
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Product to be reviewed: Pigeon Loose Powder
Price: 269.99 pesos/ 7$
Net WT.: 150g
Where to buy: Watson's, SM Department Store (Babies' Section)
Where did I buy: Babies' Section, SM Bacoor
For: Blotting Powder




Container:

The container is so cute. It's not like a cosmetic but more on for babies. I cannot understand what is written because it is in Nihongo.


Here is a swatch of the product:



When blended:

It highlights my veins. Haha. :)

Pogi Points:

1. It did control my oil for 4-5 hours.

2. It is very cheap. For the price of 270 Pesos and net weight of 150g, this could go a long way.


3. It has a tight cover before the cap. You don't have to worry for spilling.

4. It gives a translucent finish. Like you don't put anything on face.

5. It didn't give me breakouts while using this.

6. It is good for retouching.

7. No smell.

8. When applied, my skin becomes soft and flawless.

9. I've read that it's good for sweating underarms too. :)


Downside:

1. The container is big. You have to buy for a smaller container where you can bring it with you.

2. It doesn't have much coverage and it highlights your blemishes. So if you have acne, you cannot wear this alone.

3. I hope there are shades to choose from.


Ratings:

I will give Pigeon loose powder a POGI POINTS OF 4.5/5 ✓. 


Mr. Pogi says:

I would highly recommend this for men who have oily and combination skin. It is like you are wearing nothing but it controls your oil.

For girls, this would be a good finishing powder. But if you want powder that has a good coverage, this is not for you.

It is indeed a dupe for Mac blotting powder and for some reviews, the only difference of two is the price. :)

I would repurchase this again. :)

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Eternity For Men Review

I love perfumes. From local to high-end, I love buying and collecting. :) Yes, I spray a lot. I can consume a bottle in just 3-4 weeks. :) I just like the feeling of being fresh all the time. :)

I started loving perfumes when my father broughthome some from abroad. Perks of being a son of an overseas father. :) He is fond of buying perfumes and sending it to us. I don't know the price range of these when I was still young. But now. . . .FUDGE** If I could just turn back time, I would not waste those high-end perfumes. HAHA. :)

Here are some of my favorite high-end perfumes.


Polo Sports Blue, Cool Water, Oceana Blue and Ferrari Black


But what I've been loving now is the. . . .ETERNITY FOR MEN. :)


Product to be reviewed: Eternity For Men
Price: 3,600-4,500 Pesos/ 100-110$
Net Wt.: 100 ml
Where to buy: Abroad, SM perfume counter, Online shop, Cash and Carry
For: Perfume




If my memory serves me right, this is my second bottle of Eternity. I really love the smell. Not that manly but gives me the oomph. It doesn't give a strong smell even you spray a lot. It attracts people making me a head-turner baby. :)

The Bottle:

I really like how it looks like. It is very elegant and professional looking.

Pogi Points:

1. It gives me confidence and the swag. :)

2. Long lasting. A spray could last whole day.

TIP:
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If you want your perfume to stay long, just spray it to your:

1. Neck
2. Wrist
3. Behind Ear lobes
4. Cleavage
5. Behind knees
6. Inner elbows
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3. Doesn't have a strong smell.


Downside:

1. Of course the downside would be the price.

TIP:
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If you want to buy high-end perfumes but in cheap price, try Cash and Carry in Makati. Some bloggers said that C&C sells half the price. I have been there few times but sad to say I haven't asked the prices.

If you are planning to buy online, just make sure that they sell legit or authentic perfumes. Check the reviews or comments of the seller before trusting. Remember that there are a lot of BOGUS sellers out there.
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Ratings:

I will give Eternity For Men a POGI POINTS OF 4.5/5 ✓. 


Mr. Pogi says:

As much as I want to wear it everyday, it's expensive for me to buy this always. I tried to use this for special occasions only, but because I like it so much, I use it everyday or if I'm going somewhere. I just spray it to my pulse points (one I stated above.)

I wish I would find an alternative for this. HAHA. :)


How about you? What perfume do you wear?

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St. Ives Apricot Scrub (Blemish Control) Review

Blackheads started coming out after my first curiosity facial treatment. For those who have virgin and yet flawless face, don't ever try facial. And if you have started undergoing facial, you should do cleaning every month or every other month.

This is what I'm struggling now--to find alternatives so I wouldn't have to go to facial every month. I've read that facial treatment will make my skin more sensitive and I can get diseases if tools used are not properly cleaned nor sterilized.

I love facial scrub. It is a treat for my face. But remember, don't use scrub everyday. Use it twice or thrice a week. I tried few and now loving St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish Control. There are variants to choose from depending on what your skin needs but all of these are with apricot.

What are apricots??

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APRICOTS are known to contain one of the highest levels of carotenoids (think vitamin A) and super-effective antioxidants. All of this natural power might seem, well, too powerful, but they are actually quite gentle and nourishing and they help make fresher, more nourished skin beautifully possible.
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Product to be reviewed: St. Ives Apricot Scrub (Blemish Control)
Price: 68-70 Pesos/ 2$
Net WT.: 28g
Where to buy: Watson's, SM Dept. Store
Where did I buy: SM Bacoor Department Store
For: Facial Scrub, Acne Treatment



Warnings:

For external use only. When using the product, skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time.


Directions:

Moisten face with water. Dispense product onto fingertips and massage over face. Rinse with water. Avoid direct contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water.For best results use 3 to 4 times per week.

Ingredients:

Click the picture to clearly see the ingredients.


Pogi Points:

1. It does control the production of blackheads.

2. I like how it controls oil.

3. Inexpensive. Thanks to St. Ives for having a small tube that can be used as a tester for first timers.

4. I feel fresh after using this. Like there is no dirt on my face.

5. Smells good, but it reminds me more of an acne treatment smell.

6. Has natural ingredients.


Downside:

1. Scrub beads are big (like guava seed) so for those people who have sensitive skin, just gently massage this on your face. Though I like how it feels when the beads touch my face 'coz I think it removes my blackheads.

If you can see, it is just a pea size but full of beads.


2. If you have allergies in apricot, you can't use this. It will just give you breakouts.

3. Not for people who have dry skin. It will make your face more dry.


Ratings:

I will give St. ives Apricot Scrub (Blemish Control) a PERFECT POGI POINTS 5/5 ✓ :)


Mr. Pogi says:

This is perfect for people with normal, combination and oily skin type. I would highly recommend this if you have minimal blackheads or blemishes. I don't know if this will work if you are acne prone (If this work on you, please comment below.) For those who want to try, why not buy the small tube first. Nothing to lose. :)

I would definitely re-purchase this product and definitely in big tube. :)

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Human Nature Bug Shield Lotion Review

I hate it every time I wake up in the middle of the night because of MOSQUITO BITESSSS!!

Or going to malls or restaurants then suddenly a swarm of mosquitoes will bite my poor skin.

I know I have a good healthy skin but there is no reason for the mosquitoes to suck my blood!!

And dengue is rampant nowadays.

What to do??

APPLY MOSQUITO OR INSECT REPELLENT!!

For people who want to protect their skin without using harmful chemicals on their skin, Human Nature has something for you-- the Human Nature Bug Shield Lotion.



Product to be reviewed: Human Nature Bug Shield Lotion
Price: 89.75 Pesos/ 2-3$
Net Wt.: 50 ml
Where to buy: Human Nature Outlet
Where did I buy: Friend (Distributor)
For: Bug Protection



Directions:

Apply evenly to exposed skin. Avoid the eyes. Re-apply every 2-4 hours depending on physical activity.





Ingredients:

Click the picture to see the ingredients


Pogi Points:

1. It is effective. Promise. :)

2. I really love the smell. It smells lemon.

3. Non-greasy or non-sticky. It feels like lotion.

4. Cheap for its price.

5. Organic. No harmful chemicals used. :)

6. Deet Free. :)
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Deet is a known neurotoxin found in many pesticides and bug repellents. Studies have linked DEET to neurological damage. Once it enters the bloodstream, it makes its way to the nervous system, where it has even been known to cause seizures and death in extreme overexposure cases. It can be especially harmful to children and babies.
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7. Tight cap lock. No need to worry for spilling.

8. Long lasting. Stays on my skin for more than 4 hours.


Downside:

1. There is no bigger tube. They just have the 50 ml.

2. No Human Nature Outlet near us.


Ratings:

I will give Human Nature Bug Shield Lotion a PERFECT POGI POINTS 5/5 ✓ :)


Mr. Pogi says:

I would definitely purchase this again. Why waste your money on products you're not sure with the chemicals. Treat your skin like a king. Give what's best!! :)

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Korean Look Tutorial

Dreaming to look like your K-Pop idol??

Worry no more because I will teach you how to look like a K-Pop star. :)

This is just an inspired K-pop look. :)



Follow these steps!! :)


1. Before putting anything on your face, begin with contact lenses.



2. Put moisturizer specially to those who have dry skin.

3. Fix your hair. There are different types of Korean hairstyle depending on the shape of your face. I have a layered hairstyle.


4. To feel more being a Korean, put BB Cream. But if you want a full coverage, use foundation.



5. Conceal your blemishes, darkspots and pimples. Koreans have flawless skin.

6. Set it with powder if you have to.



7. Refine your eyebrows if needed.

8.  Korean K-Pop stars put eyeliner. But this is optional. For men out there, good luck in putting eyeliner. It's hard specially if you have shaky hands like me. Practice makes perfect. :)



9. If you need to contour, you may do so.

10. Put lip gloss or balm.

Know the difference of lip gloss and lip balm!! :)

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According to Wisegeek, lip balm is a medicated ointment that can be used to soothe or resolve skin issues such as chapped lips. On the other hand, lip gloss an also be medicated and soothe chapped lips. Primarily, however, their goal is to provide an aesthetically pleasing look to the mouth, which a lip balm does not provide.
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Output:









There you go!! You can now be a Korean Pop Star. :)

You got questions?? Feel free to ask me. :)

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L'oreal Re-Nourish Cleansing Wipes Review

Two reasons for breakouts are OIL and MAKEUP RESIDUE.

Are you always oily?? Always forget to remove makeup??

Then why not use wipes??

I am familiar with wipes but not with makeup cleansing wipes.

Tip:

I am not using wipes on face because of  ALCOHOL. It can make your face dry and it is very bad for our skin. One cent. :)




Product to be reviewed: L'oreal Re-Nourish Cleansing Wipes
Price: 2-3$
No. of sheets: 25
Where to buy: Aboroad, Online Shop
Where did I buy: Online Shop
For: Makeup remover, Face cleanser


Promise:

Removes makeup and gently cleanse the skin without leaving a greasy or sticky film.


Content:

Enriched with Ceramide, gives the skin sensation of softness and comfort without drying it out or irritating the eyes.


Results:

Perfectly cleansed, your skin is soft and hydrated, it does not feel tight and regains its comfort and elasticity.


Directions:

Gently wipe over the face and eyes without rinsing. After use, carefully reseal the sachet in order to preserve the freshness.


The Test:

1. Wear cosmetics.

2. At the end of the day, clean face with L 'oreal Re-Nourish Cleansing Wipes.


3. Wash face.

4. Use toner (to see if there are still dirt or makeup residue.)



The Eyeliner Test:

1. Put eyeliner on hand.


2. Clean it with L 'oreal wipes.

Where's the eyeliner now?? :)

Pogi Points:

1. It is inexpensive.

2. Removes about 90% dirt on my face.

3. The tissue is soft, stretchable and hard to tear. One sheet of wipe can clean your face, neck, arms and hands. I am planning to cut it in half to save. :)

4. Perfect for cleaning the neck and eye area since sometimes we neglect to clean these properly specially the neck.

5. It passed my test. Before, washing is not enough. There were dirt left on my face. I can see it when I apply my toner. But after cleaning with L 'oreal first, there were only few dirt left on my face.

6. Can be used if you want to feel fresh.


Downside:

1. I don't think it is available locally. You have to buy it online. Hassle and will cost you more.

2. The scent is too strong.


Ratings:

I will give L 'oreal Re-Nourish Cleansing Wipes a PERFECT POGI POINTS 5/5 ✓ :)


Mr. Pogi says:

I never thought I would love wipes. I will try searching for wipes like this which is available locally. AGAIN, IF YOU USE WIPES ON FACE, MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS NO ALCOHOL CONTENT. :)

I would recommend this product for everyone.

Men- if you feel oily or too much dirt on your face, a piece of this will help you. :)

Women- it will definitely remove your makeup. You don't have to worry for breakouts. :)


Have you ever tried wipes or makeup remover?? Share your stories below!! :)

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Etude House Love Homme Everything BB Cream Review


Admit it, we all want to have a Korean skin--white complexion, flawless, glowing. . . .PERFECT SKIN!! :)

So what's the secret of KOREANS??

They say it's the BB Cream or the Blemish Balm Cream. For those of you who don't know BB Cream let Wikipedia defines it:

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BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage.

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YES!! I'm a fan of BB Cream. I tried bunch of this in the market. Aside from hopes to have a Korean skin, one reason I started buying this is that this is the only cosmetic that is ACCEPTABLE by the society for men. AGREE?? :) Imagine a man buying foundation, lipgloss, concealer and eyeliner. . . .what would you think of him?? Gay right?? HAHA I remembered about 3 years ago, when there is no BB Cream line for men. But today?? Almost all brands have it and makeup companies are now producing makeup line for men. It just means that men are now patronizing makeup. Thanks to BB Cream!! :)

Enough with that.

Just for the record, my first BB Cream was Maybelline BB Stick. HAHA. Unfortunately I had breakouts with it.

We are required to put makeup during our Radio and TV Performance classes so even if no one likes it, we need look good on TV. That's where my quest of finding the perfect makeup for me begins. Since I was not satisfied with Maybelline, I looked for another brand and came across with this Etude Love Homme Everything BB Cream.




Product to be reviewed: Etude House Love Homme BB Cream
Price: 678 Pesos/ 15-20$
Net WT: 60g
Where to buy: All Etude House nationwide
Where did I buy: Etude House SM Manila
For: Moisturizing, Whitening, Concealing, Wrinkle Improvement

The BOX:

The box looks very manly. They are very proud to say that their BB Cream has SPF 30/PA++, anti wrinkle and whitening. What I like most is the stand. You can display your BB Cream anywhere. :)


Promise:

BB Cream moisturizing coverage conceals facial imperfections with natural look, whitening, wrinkle improvement and UV Protection (SPF 30/PA**) formula.


Directions:

Apply cream to all areas of the face. Pat to finish.


Swatch:

Here's a swatch of the product:


BB Cream when blended on hand:


It blends well on my skin. You can't even notice where I put the BB Cream. My skin feels more moisturized and glowing.


The side with BB looks glowing and refined.

After setting it with powder:


Pogi Points:

1. It moisturizes my skin well, giving it glow. I didn't put moisturizer before using this, and still leaves my skin not just enough but well moisturized.

2. Looks good on pictures. It looks like you are wearing nothing.


3. It has on and off at the back. So it will not spill in your bag.

4. Good for starters in BB Cream or makeup. You will not look like a clown even you put much on your face. It is easy to blend.

5. Best for men who like light coverage or no make up look.

6. A good makeup base.

7. It has SPF, anti-wrinkle and whitening ingredients.


Downside:

1. It gives a dewy finish. I always need to use blotting sheets to remove oil.

2. Not good for men who have oily skin. You need to put setting powder to make it matte.

3. Has a sheer coverage. Not for men who like full coverage or have blemishes.

4. Smells like glue and leaves a creamy feeling on skin.

5. For its price, I think I can buy a cheaper at the same time has better quality than this BB Cream.


Ratings:

I will give Etude Love Homme Everything BB Cream a POGI POINTS OF 3/5 


Mr. Pogi says:

If you have a dry to normal skin and want a simple coverage on your face, Etude Love Everything BB Cream is perfect for you. As much as I want the coverage, I have a combination skin which makes it more oily. Actually, it is a good makeup base. If you can see my picture with setting powder, it looks natural.

Again, we all have different skin types. What works on me might not work on you, vice versa. SMILE!! :)

Gamsahabnida!! :)