Nichido BB Cream Every Day Wear

It’s always a thrill to find something that is (relatively) affordable yet works. Such was my reaction when I got my tube(s) of Nichido BB Cream Every Day Wear. I got the shade 03 Natural during my first hunt for this product but I found out it was darker than what I need. On my second trip to the Nichido beauty counter, I bought my shade match, 02 Skin.

Brand: Nichido

Product Name: BB Cream Every Day Wear

Price: Php238

Shade02 Skin (my shade match), 03 Natural

Scent: Mild foundation smell with a bit of powdery/flowery scent

Content: 0.676 fl.oz./20 mL

Product description:

An all-in-one beauty balm for a youthful looking and radiant complexion

Product claims:

  • Skin lightening
  • Lifting
  • Moisturizing
  • Soothing
  • Color corrector


The packaging is a cream-colored squeeze-type tube with a black cap. It doesn’t come with a box but is sealed with plastic. The size is very handy and won’t take up much space in your vanity kit. Info is printed on the back including the manufacturing date. No expiration date printed on it though it claims to be usable for 12 months after opening.


In the photo above, I compared the shades 02 Skin and 03 Natural. The former is obviously lighter than the latter, but both have yellow undertone. Continue reading


San San CC Cream

CC cream, oh CC cream. First there was your older sister, BB cream. She gave me coverage, sun protection, and in the earlier days she broke my heart with her grayish tinge but she has yellowed over time and we were friends again. How about you, her younger sis? I’ve heard you’re sheerer, more concerned in color correction than covering and have your own chock-full of skin improving promises upon using overtime just like your big sis?

Yes, the heat has probably fried up my brain already. Anyway, this review is for one of the three CC creams I currently have in my stash, the San San CC Cream from HBC.

Brand: San San (Hortaleza M.D., of HBC)

Product Name: CC Cream SPF 30 • Vitamins A•C•E

Price: Php 190

Shadeno shade name, comes in only one shade

Scent: Powdery floral that turns sunscreen-y, lotion-y when spread (stays on for a quarter of the day on my face). Though not obnoxious.

Content: 1.01 fl.oz./30mL

Product description:

A lightweight Color Corrector Cream that evens out skin tone as it moisturizes and protects skin from harmful UV rays and free radicals.

This cosmetic product with multi-dermatological benefits is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Squalene to provide moisture for a healthier skin.

Product claims:

  • Color Corrector
  • Moisturizes skin
  • with Antioxidants



I actually bought this one on sale at HBC Baclaran a couple of months ago. I forgot the exact price though. *peace* Lot number, manufacturing date, and expiration date are indicated on the box (good for two years).  Continue reading

Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++

It’s been quite a while since my last product trial from Sample Room. When I went to their site, my original plan was to get a tube of the Belo BB Cream. However, I was late in the game and found out that there were no more stocks left. I was skimming through their Available Samples page and was so glad to see this baby. I immediately thought, “Tinted sunscreen. Hmmm… I haven’t tried something like that yet.” And so goes the short story on how I got my hands on this.


The Belo products that I’ve tried to date are the sample size of the Belo SunExpert Face Cover SPF 40 PA+++ which I loved but haven’t really gotten around to purchasing (I dunno why either I just seem to forget to do so. That and I’m using up my Neutrogena sunscreens); the other one is the Intensive Whitening Bar soap, which I haven’t finished since I’m so lazy to slather on sunblock for my body, let alone lotion with SPF. Yes, I know, facial skin is not the only skin that I should be afraid to age. 😛

Anyway, going back to this tinted sunscreen. I’ve already watched/read some vlog/blog reviews about the BB cream so I know that the medium to deep shade indicated on the tube is nothing that I should worry about. I have fair skin and still the shade suits me and even has a brightening effect which you’ll see in the last photo of this review.

Brand: Belo

Company: Intelligent Skin Care, Inc.

Product Name: SunExpert Perfecting Shield Tinted Sunscreen tone adapt technology SPF 50 PA++++ broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection

Price: Php 449.75

Shade: medium to deep

Content: 50 mL

Availability: Leading supermarkets, drugstores, malls

Certified Halal product

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The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion in V203 Natural Beige

Hey everyone! I’m writing this entry on a hot summer night here in the Philippines. Summer is really making itself felt and the weathermen have reported that the temperature could rise up to 42 degrees Celsius especially in the Northern parts of Luzon *shocked*. So drink up!

Anyway, this review is for a product from The Face Shop, which has the magic word ‘Water’ in its name. That, and two other magic words. Oil. Control. Yes! A foundation that’s perfect for the summer… Could this be THE ONE?

Brand: The Face Shop

Product Name: Oil Control Water Cushion All proof Moist Cover + Fresh Fit + Long-Lasting SPF 50+ PA+++

Price: Php 895.00 (compact) , Php 595.00 (refill)

Shade: V203 Natural Beige

Content: 15 g / 0.52 oz.

Use within 12 months after opening


Cushion foundation recharges skin with moisture while controlling sebum for long-lasting freshness.

Moist-cover effect promotes a healthy look while covering up imperfections and pigmentation. Sebum control formula helps reduce shine and keep makeup stay in perfect condition for hours. New Microfoam™ keeps makeup feel as fresh as when it is first applied.

Microfoam™ cushion with microfiber helps protect the formula fresh. It also helps makeup go on evenly for more meticulous application and coverage.

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