Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Mascara

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~₱199 for 12mL

Available at Essence counters.

Ingredients: Aqua (water), cera alba (beeswax), nylon-12, candelilla (euphorbia cerifera) wax, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, decyl olivate, hydrogenated olive oil stearyl esters, carnauba (copernicia cerifera) wax, pvp, aminomethyl propanol, hydroxyethylcellulose, potassium sorbate, polyquaternium-10, allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, tetrasodium edta, TBHQ, phenoxyethanol, CI 77499 (iron oxides)

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Essence Lash Mania Reloaded Mascara

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~P199 for 10mL

Available at Essence counters.

Ingredients: Aqua (water), synthetic beeswax, paraffin, glyceryl stearate, acacia senegal gum, butylene glycol, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax, stearic acid, palmitic acid, polybutene, vp/eicosene copolymer, carnauba (copernicia cerifera) wax, aminomethyl propanol, hydroxyethylcellulose, tropolone, phenoxyethanol, CI 77499 (iron oxides)

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Contact Lenses from Gwyshop

Gwyshop contacts

I must admit that pretty as my 15mm brown Crystal Ruby contact lenses are, I was looking for something new. So I pre-ordered two pairs of graded ones from Gwyshop on the last week of September and got them on October 1, about a week earlier than expected. The first pair is Crystal Garnet in black H, and the second is Crystal Mini Pearl in gray.  True to the reviews I’ve read, the contact lens vials were neatly packed with two lens cases in bubble wrap and put inside a paper bag bearing the shop’s name and logo. Each pair costs P350, but Gwyshop has an ongoing 50-peso off promo if you buy two or more pairs of contacts, so everything, including shipping, only cost me P650.

I had my eyes checked recently and it seems like my prescription hasn’t changed. As you can see, it’s still -3.00 for both eyes. I certainly hope it remains stable.

Both of these contacts measure 14.2mm. I will review each of them once I’ve worn them for a suitable amount of time, but my initial experience has been that 14.2mm contacts are not necessarily more comfortable than 15mm ones; they’re just easier to put on.

New Look Contact Lens Solution + 5 Months of Wearing Contacts

2I first heard about this multipurpose solution from Say Artillero’s contact lens video and was amazed because it only costs 80 pesos. I was pleasantly surprised to see it being sold in Verona Optical Shop in a mall near me, so I bought a small bottle for testing. It cost me only P30 for a 35-mL bottle! There were no irritations or other adverse reactions so when I ran out of Sauflon multipurpose solution, I immediately got a big, 360-mL bottle of New Look for only P80. Wow! It comes in a box and contains a ziplock bag with a sanitized lens case inside.

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