My thoughts on the Lip and Cheek Stain Alive (love the wordplay!) by local brand @skingenie. The stains are packaged in 10-ml glass rollerballs with plastic caps. I like how each tube has a sticker with the expiration date. Consistency is, of course, thin and watery. It's really pigmented so a little goes a long way. Each glass tube would probably last more than half a year. It has a sweet fruity scent which I found pleasant. Best of all, it's such a steal at only Php80 (just about $2)! On the cheeks, the stains give a natural flush which lasts the whole day. At first it was a bit tricky to apply but I've learned how to just dab and tap them on my cheeks. On the lips, the stains are lightweight and have good color payoff which stays on even when you drink/eat. The stain tends to settle on the middle area on some occasions, especially since I have dry lips. I learned that applying a thin layer of lipbalm prior to the stain helps avoid it. I like using Creamy Peach or Tulip Red on the cheeks and Tulip Red or Tramp on the lips. I've yet to master using Tan Brown as contour as I find that it leaves my skin with a muddy appearance. Overall, I think this product is worth the hype! I enjoy using them and have already recommended them to friends. It's a fun product at a great price point (80 pesos, hello)-- super sulit. // Swipe for swatches! (L-R: Tan Brown, Tramp, Tulip Red, Creamy Peach)
I got myself a Hamsa bracelet (swipe for a closer look) as a souvenir from my recent trip to Greece. The lady who was selling this was so proud of how her dad makes each bracelet they sell by hand. Their designs were really pretty and I kind of regret not getting more. The pouch, on the other hand, was given to me for free by a local when I bought some of her products.
Last March, @_tanzee launched their newest product -- The Luxury Robe, which is made with the same silky, soft and luxurious material as their sheet protectors. This Luxury Robe is designed to be worn with or without tanning. It has high quality workmanship using silky, non-absorbent fabric that's comfortable to wear. It was so thoughtful of them to send me one, and in my favorite color! I've been enjoying using this while lounging around the house when I'm off from work. And I look forward to nights when I can use this after pampering myself. Thanks again,@_tanzee!