Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Review : Clinique "Youth Surge Night"

Finally! I have enough use of the Youth Surge Night to do a review of it.

It has been approximately 3 weeks since I have been using this product from the day I got it as a free sample from the Clinique Event I went to. ( to read about the event, click here. )

The Youth Surge Night I got was intended for my skin type which is in (Clinique way of leveling it) Skin Type #2 and it's for Dry Combination Skin which I did not know about until the said event, so I am very thankful for Clinique for such an great skin consultation 101 that helped me know what my skin type is. :)

Price wise for this product in Peso, I do not know. But price on their website is $49.00.

So without further intro here is the product :

And I am Skin Type #2 (Dry Combination)

Basically, as what Clinique consultant told me (Ms.Dindin), that a dry combi skin like mine is typically oily on the t-zone (fore head, nose and quarter way through cheeks from nose, and chin) and then dry on other parts of the face like cheeks under-eyes, and temples including jaw line i suppose as I get dry on that part as well.

How I applied it:
1. At night I clean my face, tone and apply this product concentrating on dry parts. (Meaning, applying a little on t-zone area and more on the dry area.)

The first time I use this product I was amazed how my skin got so moist throughout the night up to the morning I wake up. It was so soft and guess what, my face was not oily (as we usually do when we wake up).. For the first time, I got so amazed with a night cream that moisten your skin but not making it oily in the morning! o.0 stunned, shocked and glad I got the chance to try it out! Whhhooaa!

Here are some photos of the product and descriptions :

This is only a sample size.
Net wt. : 0.24 oz. or 0.77 ml
Made in U.K.

Can you see the dent I made in the product? A little goes a long way I may say after using it for 3 weeks, I still have a lot! I think this will take me months before I use it all up. :)

At the product leaflet it says that : 
Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free
U.S. and International Patent-Pending Technology.

Look Better, Longer
Youth Surge Night
Age Decelerating Night Moisturizer.

This note made me even more fascinated.
"When will I see result?"
In terms of hydration,immediately. Fine dry lines will appear softened and far less noticeable. Skin will look and feel softer more refreshed. The hard work of lifting lines and wrinkles takes time. In about 4 weeks you will begin to see measurable, visible improvement.

There are loads of good to great claims the have in the leaflet but as I only use it for quite a while I cannot testify to others.

Building on Sirtuin technology, Clinique science uses youth-extending agents to create a nightly moisturizer that helps intensify the nightly cycle of natural repair. Plumped with natural collagen, lines and wrinkles appear to evaporate. Skin gains that energized "8-hour effect" come morning.
  • Skin Types: All

Here is the products consistency and when applied :

Creamy in consistency. A little goes a long way.

Can you tell the difference? Left side of back of my hand has the Youth Surge Night and the other half did not have any. If you think its kind'a oily, I tell you it is not. It is so moist and instantly makes you skin soft and smooth.

My opinion!

Likes :
1. Amazingly effective on hydrating/moisturizing my skin at night.
2. Does not make my face oily in the morning.
3. Makes my skin soft and smooth.
4. It actually makes my fine lines un-noticeable because it moisten the skin.
5. Easy to blend in the skin.
6. No harsh or strong smell, does have a very refreshing light scent.
7. On applying the product it makes your skin feel fresh.

Dislikes :
1. Container is not hygienic, need to dip your fingers to get the product.
2. Consistency is a cream, I personally prefer gel or water-base, if that makes sense.
3. Pricey! :P

Would I purchase this product? YES, despite the price, the product is so worth it!
Would I recommend it? Definitely for those who can afford and near to a Clinique booth or counter.

All in all I LOVE this product!

Thanks for reading! I hope you find this review informative!
'Til next!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

iWhite : Bloggers' Event!

Another event I have went to is the iWhite Bloggers Event last July 09, Saturday and it was at this really great place called Papa John's Pizza!

The place's really nice and the event was very informative. iWhite has variety of products from Facial Wash, Nose Pack, Whitening Pack or Peel-off Mask, Moisturizing Cream to Facial Cream or Day Cream. Most of which claims to have whitening formula.

So I will be doing a separate blog for the review of their products.

In the meantime, I wanna show you first what happened at the event!

I was messaged by Ann of The Beauty_Addict to join and register for this event and I was skeptic of going at first because, as most of my friends/readers knows I live far Central Luzon and be needing to travel 3-4 hours to get Manila area. But I told myself why not go to the event and get more experience from it and get to try out iWhite products as I never really had the chance to test it out.

I usually see this products at a Mercury Drug Stores and Watsons but never have the opportunity to grab one and try out, so I gave the event a shot and it was all worth it!

When we got there, (Me, Ann, Mitch of Mitch Wears Clothes with Paulo (BF) and Tiff of Tiffiefum Invasian we were one of the first to arrive (I know, early bird we were). But Say of was already there and I got to finally meet her :)

So here are the photos at the event!

There was a sample of used Peel-off mask and Nose pack that let's you see how effective was the product.

JP from iWhite with the Peel-off mask and Nose pack.

Charles of wickeRmoss posing for .... me :P

There were 3 fun activities that iWhite prepared for us bloggers 2 of which are guessing game (of course you need to guess which product was iWhite so you'd get the chance of winning an iWhite product in sachet.

Activity #1: Guessing game! Moisturizer!
This products were test out by us bloggers and we were asked with our own opinions and at the end let us guess which one was the iWhite.




It is really hard to tell in photos but moisturizers are a tough product to choose if you do not try it for yourself really. And what made it easy for me was that one (1) of the choices was the brand of my current moisturizer, and I was plucky enough to distinguish it.

And then with our shared thoughts we guessed it correctly!

So B it was! Great job girls!

Moving forward with the activity.
Activity #2 : Card flipping game!
Basically if you flip 2 Moisturizing Facial Wash cards you get a prize!

Activity #3 : Guessing game! Facial Cream (Day Cream)

One of the product tested on my arms, this was A. and honestly the logo appearance of this brand and iWhite looks the please do not be fooled. :( 
And because this happened to my arms with the day creams the rest of the girls did not want to test it anymore, LOL!

And so we tried to guess and we guessed B.
And here are the products revealed! 
The other one is still in opening mode but I guess bloggers who tried it  who say the same thing as it was the most tight competitor of iWhite!

After the fun activity we had, we then proceeded with the product endorsement.

Brief Intro.

Introducing the Bio-Nanotechnolgy!

Aqua Moisturizing Cream

Facial Cream

Facial Wash

Whitening Peel-off Mask

Nose Pack

And what iWhite is most proud of is the ingredients that they use in their products that no-one has introduced in the Philippines yet.

And before they end the presentation iWhite was glad to announce their contest and this is open to all bloggers!

And here are the mechanics!

Important rule to remember that "Only comments on FaceBook will be counted."
And you will have the chance of winning an iPad!!! So go ahead bloggers buy an iWhite product now, review then blog and get the chance of winning!

Here are more photos!

The foods at Papa John's was super amazing!
Papa John's :)

And so we ate!

Gorgeous bloggers at the event!

Fabulous-ever Charles and Me!

Me, Charles, Lori and Sugar!
My new friends!

Me and adorably sweet Ann my lil' sister!

Super lovable Lori and Me

And what can I just say to these super gorgeous ladies?!?

Me and stunningly beautiful Say (I finally got the chance to meet you.)

Charles, uberly sweet and pretty Tiff and Me

Charles, Tiff, Me, Lori, Mitch, Ann and super approachable cool Anton of pusang kalye

Charles, Tiff, Me, Lori, super fashionable Sarah, Bec, Mitch, Ann, Anton, Say and Charming Charm!
Hope I had so much time to meet this lovely bloggers and the only guy among us of course, hope to see you all again!

Bloggers with iWhite President!

And for the panoramic view of the place!

I would like to thank iWhite for conducting this event for us bloggers, you were all so entertaining and very accommodating. I love the experience and I had so much fun plus thank you so much for the loot bag! I will definitely try out the products and make a review! 

Hope you enjoyed reading and photo viewing.
Don't miss to join the iWhite contest and get the chance of winning!

'Til next!