Cosmeet Kick Off 2012 and Otakufest V

Let’s get down to the 2 events that Red Jhelli Shop will be attending!

Photo Liking Contest Winners

The contest was open to all bona fide clients of Red Jhelli Shop who submitted their photos together with their Red Loyalty Cards and liked our facebook page. Contest was open from November 28 to December 30, 2011

Official Affiliated Bloggers of Red Jhelli Shop

Learn more about fashion, make-up and of course about Red Jhelli Shop through them. Check out their blogs and prove to yourselves that indeed, we picked the right people to be our representative.

February Feature: Princess Mimi Almond Brown

They are great if you want natural bigger looking eyes without looking like a china doll like other black dolly lenses which can make you end up looking a little ‘lifeless’ sometimes.

Review: Mary Kay Botanical Effects

No amount of expensive beauty products can make your skin look good if you don’t take care of it. Moreover, make-up cannot hide horrible skin.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Review: Mary Kay Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss and Estee Lauder

Before I start with my review, I would to apologize for the crappy photos. I do not have the slightest idea about how bloggers have problems with the lighting or the angle, all I know is I just took these photos and that’s it!

Quite ironic coming from someone who used to be the President of the Arts and Photography Club. Ooppss…

I always had a problem with lipsticks and lip gloss. I have very dry lips and I can name a few of the most famous brands that only ends up drying my lips more (i.e. Max Factor, Revlon, Ever Bilena, Maybelline, Nichido, In2it, Etude). It’s the same with lip gloss, the color doesn’t show AND it ends up making me look like I just ate something oily.

Thus, I always end up buying a lot of lipsticks and lip gloss that I rarely use. A total waste of money. Sigh. >_<

So I was really happy when Mary Kay released their new lip products! I had their Nourishine Lip Gloss before in Melon Sorbet and for the first time in a LONG time I finally found a lip gloss I could use everyday (it’s almost empty now, surprisingly!).

Hearing this news, I quickly ordered one for myself and one for my mom! Hell, if they deliver the same benefits as my previous lip gloss from them then I’m definitely purchasing one!

As usual, I was not disappointed with the results and understood right away why the word PLUS was added to the name of the product. It certainly was more than I bargained for! Like PLUS-PLUS-PLUS!

Actual Photos of Products

To further prove my point, here is a comparison between the Mary Kay Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss and Estee Lauder.



I love how the color shows!

Perfect barely there ^_^

-instant boost of moisture to lips after applying
-good for your lips ingredients: pomegranate sterol and aloe tea extract
-can last you for a few hours without constant touch-ups
-mild scent
-texture is thick but not greasy and does not feel heavy on the lips
-very pigmented! color really shows unlike other lip glosses (great on my part since I have very pigmented lips)
-a lot of shades to choose from
-comes with an applicator, easy to apply unlike glosses in tubes
-the most important observation: lips still felt moisturized even after a few hours

-you need to contact a Beauty Consultant to purchase one
-the price, some would rather buy a cheaper lip gloss than invest in one (but I don’t mind! ^_^)

Since finding a lip gloss that I can stick too has always been an exodus to me, I really don’t mind investing in a GOOD one. I certainly love the color, the moisture and the shine it provides unlike other lip glosses that only delivers the shine but not the color while others deliver the color but not the shine. So I’m very happy that I can have both in one product. Plus, looking at my glossed out lips reminds me of Angie’s famous puckers. LOL.

Do I recommend it?
-Hell yeah!!


Shine and Glitter

-you can find it in Rustans or in any malls
-lips feel moisturized
-can last you for hours without constant touch ups
-applicator makes it easier to apply
-does not feel heavy on the lips

-the color does not show (delivers the shine but not the color)
-makes me look like I just ate something oily
-the scent! ( I do not know about you guys, but I have always noticed this with Estee Lauder’s lip glosses -that distinctive smell which does not sit well with me.)
-the price

This is a classic example of a lip gloss delivering the shine but not the color. If I must say, I could have just eaten Lechon to deliver that shine (nabusog pa ako!). ^_^
Do I recommend it?
-yup! If you are brand conscious and not quality conscious, why not? :D

That ends my review!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Review: Mary Kay Botanical Effects

Before I start this article, I would just like to make it clear that yes, I am Senior Beauty Consultant in Mary Kay. (I know I have a lot of ‘slashies’ accompanied to my name and trust me my sidelines are not down to four! You can just imagine whenever all my commitments decide to hold meetings on the same day, on the same time and on different locations!) But I am in no way advertising Mary Kay or is forcing anybody to buy. My opinion is in no way the opinion of the company.

In fact, I have decided to make reviews regarding the products I personally use or I have best information of. I think it is not a crime to share information right?

Besides I will be sharing a lot about the things I learned on how to take care of the skin but I’m in no way claiming to be an expert. If you have further information / suggestion / question, feel free to comment below!

I was pleasantly surprised last Saturday during our unit meeting when Ate Marg informed us that the Botanical Effects had an upgrade! Instead of a 5 step skin care routine it was down to 3! Boy was I happy to hear this! Trust me, I’m too lazy to perform that 5 step skin routine: cleanse, freshen, exfoliate, moisturize and mask.

I am not as meticulous as my sister when it comes to everything! But I swear it pays off on her side of the planet! She doesn’t patronize soft drinks, doesn’t sleep late, does the cleanse - moisturize routine before sleeping every single day! I feel like an old hag standing next to her! Her skin is fabulous! And her hands! so soft…huhuhu (it’s partly because she hardly does any work<insert evil laugh> and because she carries a hand lotion with her all the time..^_^)

So yes, if I had to take that Smiley Skin Index I’d probably score the 0 to 4 (Your skin is feeling OK). You can take the test to and check out if your skin is smiling.


I feel ashamed knowing how awful my skin must feel. Being busy sure is not an excuse to have horrible skin and look like a hag. You can’t have great skin if you don’t work hard for it! I certainly don’t believe that Korean women have great skin with just the use of their beauty products. They must have a rigid beauty regimen, diet, and manage a stress free life!

No amount of expensive beauty products can make your skin look good if you don’t take care of it. Moreover, make-up cannot hide horrible skin. It shows. Trust me guys, it shows! Tried hiding my ‘sleep-less’ look with make-up and it only resulted to me looking like I was about to crack!


Ate Marg also explained to us all about the product’s ingredients and how it is important for people to understand that even though we use the word BOTANICAL in our new line of product, it does not mean that synthetic ingredients are not added because if you purely use botanical ingredients then the product could not last for a month.

Maybe it’s just a misconception or some products capitalizing on how their products ONLY USE botanical for ingredients because of the fact that people want to go ‘natural’. So don’t believe everything you hear without doing research first.


Ate Marg reminded us to only use the term ‘botanical-based’ so as not to give false information on people.  Indeed, products with botanical-based ingredients are better options than one which is made up synthetically all the way.

So we tried the product after the discussion and here is my blow by blow account of the PROS and CONS.
- no fragrance
- granules / exfoliator do not irritate your skin or leave that prickly feeling unlike other facial scrubs
- cleanser is 3 in 1! You don’t have to buy a toner, a facial scrub and a cleanser
- products can last you for 8-12 months! (I still have my Timewise Miracle Set and I started using it last July 2011!)
-cheaper (you do not need to keep on buying cleansers that only last for a month, calculate for yourself to realize my point)
- packaging is environment friendly ( I love this the most!)

-if you are using harsh products or those containing anti-inflammatory agents this will cause your pimples to appear because the product will detoxify your skin from those anti-inflammatory agents
-you need to look for a beauty consultant to be able to purchase the product
-the effect is not seen in a month in all honesty. You have to continuously use the product to see its results and you-will-definitely get results (no promise of 7 day fabulous skin here).

That ends my review guys! Will be doing more soon!