From BB Creams to CC Cushions: Why I Made The Switch

Clio VF21 CC Cushion

It was more or less one year ago when I first heard about CC cushions. I wasn’t an instant believer because I wasn’t a big fan of CC creams. I stuck to using BB creams because I have found some that actually worked quite well with my very oily, acne-prone skin.

I’m not saying I have tried them all as I tend to stay away from the pricier BB creams. I have tried Missha, Maybelline, Nature Republic, The Face Shop, Skin Food, and Holika Holika. Most of the BB creams I have tried gave my gave me a natural look upon application but gradually left a slight grayish cast after 3 to 5 hours. Yes, definitely dampens the mood especially when you want to look flawless. That, and the fact that I application can be quite messy.

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Quick Review: HHN Mandarin Fresh Shampoo and Conditioner + HHN Chamomile Cool Feminine Wash

And so here’s another blog post devoted to reviewing Human Nature products.  I had the opportunity to purchase a few items more, in addition to those I already reviewed here.  I won’t be making this long, hence the post title because I know that people don’t really have the time to read long blog posts. Furthermore, you can  find loads of useful information  on HHN products on their website.  So my task is to  let people know if I liked a particular item or not and why.

Human Nature Chamomile Cool Feminine Wash


I wanted  to try a mild feminine wash so I bought the Human Nature Feminine Wash in Chamomile Cool.  I liked it — it’s mild, cleanses well, and nice-smelling.  It leaves you with just a hint of coolness down there.  A big plus is the fact that doesn’t contain sulfates, parabens, PEGs,silicones, and synthetic fragrances.  A downside, however, is that it is a tad pricey at P154.75 for a 200 ml bottle, but not ridiculously overpriced if you put a premium on reproductive health.

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Nature’s Gate Hemp Shampoo and Conditioner

Since the day I acknowledged that I have a problem with excessive  hairfall, I have been on the lookout for mild and if possible, sulfate-free and paraben-free hair care products.

To be honest, I still have a long way to go when it comes to testing organic products. In fact, I have only used a handful of products that fit the category. And while I truly loved some of them, I know there are better products out there.

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Human Nature: A Step Closer to Green Living


Human Nature Bloggers' Event

One of the events I attended recently was the Human Nature Magalogue Turnover for Bloggers.  Held on May 18, 2013, the Human Nature event was supported by a good number of beauty and lifestyle bloggers from Davao City.

Human Nature Personal Care and Makeup Items

During the event, HHN’s Ms. Monique Villanueva  presented their newest items as featured in their May 2013 magalogue (or brochure as most people call it)  like the  HHN’s Perfect Glow Mineral Blush which now comes in a  compact packaging with mirror and brush.

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Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

I had a mini crisis yesterday when I realized that I’m almost out of Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel, currently my favorite body moisturiser.

I normally don’t freak out over things like this but Nature Republic’s aloe gel is very popular so it is quite hard to come by. In Manila, where there are a number of Nature Republic stores, it is one of the bestsellers so people really hoard. Furthermore, there is no Nature Republic Store in Davao City so I  buy my supply from eBay. And luckily for me, a few sellers still have stocks on hand so there’s no need for crisis intervention.  :-p

So what do I like about this aloe gel? First, it is a great all-around moisturizer. I have used it as a light face and body moisturizer, and it works great. The manufacturer claims that each tub contains 92% aloe vera and I guess this is the reason why the Nature Republic aloe gel soothes and softens the skin splendidly. Secondly, it is affordable at Php300 per 300 ml tub. Each tub lasts about two months for me as I apply the gel liberally.

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