Shop at Unilever x Shopee 11.11 All About Giving Sale

It is the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday season it is!

We Filipinos start Christmas on "ber" months and save for the gifts for holidays. We do love shopping but who hates shopping when it is crowded at malls?

Shop at Unilever x  Shopee 11.11 All About Giving Sale

Well, I do have a good news for you. Unilever partnered with Shoppee bringing you the great deals this holiday season to experience hassle-free gift shopping.

The Unilever x Shopee “All About Giving” campaign (a special e-commerce partnership for the holiday season.) Started on November 11, 11:00AM and features exclusive Unilever deals which are only available on Shopee.

Shop at Unilever x  Shopee 11.11 All About Giving Sale


What to check out for:
  • UP TO 50% OFF for Tresemme products
  • UP TO 50% OFF for St. Ives products
  • UP TO 40% OFF for Dove products 
  • UP TO 30% OFF for Unilever Homecare products
  • UP TO 40% OFF for Unilever Foods products

Shop at Unilever x  Shopee 11.11 All About Giving Sale

When you avail 1000php worth of Unilever products, use voucher code ShopeexUL to get an exclusive 20% discount.

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Happy Blog Anniversary + Anne Clutz Ultimate Beginner's Brush Set Giveaway




Happy Blog Anniversary + Anne Clutz Ultimate Beginner's Brush Set Giveaway


A year ago, in just one click a zamfuellos.com was born. I never intend to become a "blogger". I am not even a writer and I don't have the best grammar and ideas. I just love to express myself.  I never planned to be here. My first post was spontaneous. At first, all I wanted was to share my acne journey Then I became interested to write some travel blogs. At last, I found where I am comfortable writing and doing, so I started writing Beauty and Lifestyle.

Happy Blog Anniversary + Anne Clutz Ultimate Beginner's Brush Set Giveaway

One year seems so fast. I didn't realize that this is how committed I am into this blog. I would like to take this opportunity to look back and celebrate. I couldn't believe I made this far. Putting up this blog might be the greatest achievement I ever had. Having my own domain was just an ambition. Now, it is a reality.

To give back to all 16,117 users who viewed my site, one lucky reader will win this Anne Clutz Ultimate Beginner's Brush Set.  

To join:
  1. Follow me on Instagram. 
  2. Like this photo. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqCoCRsj_SE/
  3. Comment on Instagram your answer to, "Why do you love makeup?" and your username. Your Instagram must be on public.



Happy Blog Anniversary + Anne Clutz Ultimate Beginner's Brush Set Giveaway


Note: I will announce the winner on December 10, 2018.

Good luck ladies!

#ZamFuellosOneYear








Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review

Recently, Maybelline had a huge sale on Shopee and I bought their newest Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage 24Hr Foundation. From 499php I only bought it for 379php for 30ml. That's super affordable!

Many YouTubers rave about this new Maybelline SuperStay Foundation. I haven't tried it yet because it is always out of stock.


Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review

Before finding out why others are head-over-heels about this product, let's take a look on the deets.

Maybelline SuperStay claims to be

  •  a full coverage foundation
  • long-lasting
  • seamless matte finish
  • breathable and comfortable
  • fade and transfer resistant and it is oil-free.

My shade is in 220 Natural Beige. Comparing to Maybelline FitMe with 14 shades, this Maybelline SuperStay only has 6 shades.

PACKAGING


Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review

OMG, I love this  Maybelline Superstay Foundation!!! There's a pump. I do like the packaging when it has a pump because you will no longer worry if you mess up or spill. And you can control how much product to dispense.

SMELL

It smells like a usual cosmetic product. If you are not sensitive to smell,  Maybelline Superstay Foundation is perfect for you. Though there's nothing wrong with trying the product, the smell fades when you apply onto your face.




FINAL VERDICT

Now I know why others rave about this product. It never failed me on its claims.

Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review

Maybelline Superstay Foundation coverage has full coverage finish. It covered all my dark blemishes on my forehead. Surprisingly, you could use the Maybelline Superstay even without concealer. 

I couldn't say it is light on the face. You could feel the foundation because of its thick consistency. The right term is breathable.

Maybelline Superstay Foundation is the perfect matte. A little amount of powder will do. Personally, I don't like wearing a super matte foundation because having it all day on your face is not really comfy. But this Maybelline Superstay Foundation changes the game. The longer you wear it, the better. It will look natural and would look seamless and perfect skin with the right choice of shade.

Kudos to its longevity! Maybelline Superstay Foundation is definitely 100% hulas-proof and oil-proof! Tried and tested when I wore it in a super hot sunny day.


Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review

The only downside of this Maybelline Superstay Foundation is the range of shades. I wish they could release more shades here in the Philippines. 

If you will ask me if the Maybelline Superstay Foundation is really worth it for its price point, my answer is a huge YES! Who would have thought that you'll have an exceptionally good foundation without breaking the bank?

Peripera Airy Ink Velvet Review

Today, I'm going to review Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet of Club Clio Korea.

Peripera Airy Ink Velvet Review

I was excited to try because I heard good things about this Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet and it has been always raved by the beauty gurus here in the Philippines. I am lucky enough to receive this from Try Me from Charis Celeb.

Peripera Airy Ink Velvet Review

I've received the Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet shade in #9 called the Legend Brown Red. I chose this shade because I knew that brown-red shade will look good on my skin tone.

Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet claims to make your lips a flower-like bloom with smooth and soft velvety touch. It is called "Airy" because Peripera claims to be weightless texture but still get that bold color and of cause keep your lips moisturized.

Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet retails for $8.00 or 450php and contains 8g of product.

PACKAGING


Peripera Airy Ink Velvet Review

We all know that Korea's beauty products have the cutest packaging ever and I do really appreciate that.

Look at this cute little Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet packaging. OMG!!! It is lovely, who wouldn't fall for this one. I admit the packaging got me.  <3

Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet comes with the common doe foot applicator which is really easy to glide on the lips because it is slightly slanted.

SMELL and TASTE

Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet has a strong scent and taste. I love that it really smells good but it is overpowering but the smell doesn't last long. The taste will fade at some time.

FINAL VERDICT

Peripera Airy Ink Velvet Review

I've heard a lot of good impressions about this Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet one of those was it has good staying power and it is transfer-proof. I've tried this so many times just to prove that. Sad to say, it didn't stay on my lips longer than 4 hours and I'm kind of disappointed about that.

However, it did its job to give that color without feeling anything on your lips. It made my lips softer and I felt like I used a good lip balm on top of it.

OVERALL RATING
Peripera Airy Ink Velvet Review

You can buy Peripera's Airy Ink Velvet in my Charis Shop: https://hicharis.net/zamfuellos

Hot or Not? Ever Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint Roller Review

I know Ever Bilena released this Lip and Cheek Tint Roller months ago and the hype is over. I'm only trying this now because I'm surprised that it is available in Savemore here in our place(cos I'm not a city girl.) 


Ever Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint Roller Review

All the three old shades of Lip and Cheek Tint Roller is available in Savemore (and other supermarkets, drugstores nationwide) but I only got Red To  Go for the price of 125php for 8.5ml. Uptown and Night Berry are the other two shades.  Ever Bilena has new five shades of this Lip and Cheek Tint Roller and available only in Lazada.

I've been loving and using Lip and Cheek Tint every single day, that's why I'm excited to try this out.

PACKAGING

Ever Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint Roller Review

The Ever Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint is very chic, sleek and comes with a classic roller packaging. It's quite easy to use. However, most of my Lip and Cheek Tints with this kind of packaging have a distinct "panis na laway" smell after using the product 3 - 4 times. When I discovered that, I no longer use the roller directly onto my lips.
Tip: If you want this product to last and avoid that kind of smell, just roll it on the back of your hand and dab on the places you want to put tint.

Ever Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint Roller ReviewEver Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint Roller Review

On its packaging, you'll read the ingredients, shade name, manufacturer and etc. It will expire 24 months after opening and it is paraben-free.

SMELL, TASTE, and CONSISTENCY

Ever Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint Roller has no smell and taste. 

Consistency is liquid and to my surprise, the Red To Go is pigmented even it is the lightest shade of the three. 

FINAL VERDICT

Ever Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint Roller Review


I like how it looks so natural on my lips and gave that extra oomph. However, I prefer using darker shade since my lips have dark outer rim. This one is too light and doesn't compliment my complexion.

Ever Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint Roller pros are:
  • It is easy to blend on lips
  • Doesn't have a taste
  • Suprisingly not drying on lips
  • Transfer proof
  • Comfortable to wear
The cons:
  • Patchy finish on cheeks because...
  • it dries quickly on cheeks when you apply on top of the powder, so better use this before applying powder
  • Not long-lasting on your lips

HOT or NOT?

NOT. There are lots of Lip and Cheek Tint Roller out in the market that has better performance than this Ever Bilena's Lip and Cheek Tint Roller. Yes, it is worth for the money but I would rather choose a long-lasting tint than this one.

Luna Organics Clay Blush Review

Nowadays, we all want to achieve that "Natural Makeup Look". The one they typically say "Gandang Pulbo at Liptint Lang". But aside from these tints and powders, social media introduced us to this "clay blush". Woaaaaah!

Luna Organics Clay Blush Review

Luna Organics Clay Blush is trending now and the most talked about beauty product on the internet. 

I've seen this Luna Organics Clay Blush in FEU Marketplace Facebook Group (Yes...I'm a proud Tamaraw) a few weeks ago.

Most of the Youtube beauty gurus reviewed a fake Luna Organics Clay Blush. There are online shops claiming that they rebranded the Luna Organics Clay Blush, but according to the Instagram page of Luna Organics, they don't release products with no label or other labels. So...  be aware of fake products. :) 

Okay, let's start with the review...

PERFORMANCE

Luna Organics Clay Blush Review

Believe me guys, the Luna Organics Clay Blush is so PIGMENTED  and MOISTURIZING! Be careful when you apply it. A little goes a long way because it is really BLENDABLE! 

I tried using the Luna Organics Clay Blush on top of powder but I found it hard to blend. It tugged my skin a little. 

It is better when you use it before powder. I actually like it when I applied it before powder...it really looks natural! 

I... LOVE... IT...

PACKAGING

Luna Organics Clay Blush Review

I like the packaging. It reminds me of my deodorant. Haha! Kiddin' aside.

I really like how it looks like. It looks unique and when you say "Luna Organics" you'll remember the brand because of their packaging. 

On the packaging, the Brand Name, Shade, Ingredients, and Weight are written.
Brand Name: Luna Organics
Shade: Autumn (I believe there are other two shades)
Weight: 30 grams
Ingredients: FDA Approved- Candellila Wax  (as written on the packaging, I believe this is a typographical error), VCO (Virgin Cocconut Oil), Grapeseed oil, Iron Oxide, Shea Butter
The ingredients part is confusing me. Because what I understand is the ingredients are the ones FDA registered. Am I right? Or is the product itself  FDA Approved?

Just a side note, never attempt to twist until the product is all out because there's a big possibility that the twist mechanism of the Luna Organic would not work properly. If it doesn't come back when you twist it back, push it back and pray it will not fall out of the packaging. HAHA!

Also, I noticed that there's no expiration date written on the packaging.

SCENT

Reminds me of my childhood! If you are a 90's kid you will know that this product smells like the Bazooka Bubblegum and a hint of VCO. The scent is strong but it doesn't cling on your skin.


Luna Organics Clay Blush Review

FINAL VERDICT

Would I buy this Luna Organics Clay Blush? 

Yes, it is worth your money because for only 220php you'll get a product which you can use on your cheeks, lids, and lips.

Buying this product could have consequences, let us not forget that it doesn't indicate its expiry date. So be aware when you purchase this product. We have to be safe.

All in all, this product got my heart.

WATCH MY VIDEO 



You can get your Luna Organics' Clay Blush at https://www.instagram.com/joannes_shoppingstation/
Joanne's Shopping Station Shopee: https://shopee.ph/joannetrojillo?smtt=9.

Luna Organics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunaorganics.ph/
Luna Organics FB: https://www.facebook.com/LunaOrganicsMain/



International DJ TOKiMONSTA Live in Manila!


Red Bull Music Academy alumna, TOKiMONSTA Jennifer Lee, returned to Manila for an intimate discussion at 20:20 Nightclub in Chino Roces, Makati City. The discussion was followed by a hotly energetic performance at the nearby XX XX. For Lee, it was a chance for her to sit down and share her insights with a handful of aspiring, young musicians and producers.

It’s cool! It’s crazy to think that I have any knowledge to impart to anyone else,” Lee shared. “If I share my experiences with you, then you guys can use that as a short-cut to evolve yourself more as human beings. In 2010, I got to sit in the audience and watch artists I respected speak to me. It helps fast-forward my perspective through their experiences. Now I get to sit up here and share with you guys, and hopefully, you guys will get to be up here and share with the next generation.”

A native of Los Angeles, California, Lee was raised as a classically trained pianist and would begin creating beats during her time in college. In 2010, she was invited to London for the Red Bull Music Academy. In the time since, Lee has released a string of successful albums under the name, TOKiMONSTA.

I think that when you make something personal as music, you’re not making it for other people,” Lee began.“You’re making the music as an expression of yourself and your own creativity. And it’s very vulnerable. You’re sharing some part of yourself that’s expressive. When you go to different countries and you see that people are resonating with your music, that means they resonate with a very deep side of you. I’m really humbled by it. And I get to see people also enjoy the music that I make and the shows that I perform. It’s a shared experience by all these different cultures. You start to see this commonality between everyone.”



The Creative Process

Lee discussed her creative process, which the artist admitted that the creation of any piece of music compels total vulnerability. “When you’re vulnerable, you’re trying to show a part of yourself that’s not inhibited. And in a lot of ways, we are all susceptible to trends and influences. It’s very risky to be vulnerable. It’s very risky to express yourself in a way that shows everyone something different. The vulnerability is very much hand-in-hand with being unique and having a unique sound.”

This allowed Lee to really share the inner workings of her creative process. 

“Focus is really a point of contention. The commonality is that creatives tend to be very unfocused people, you know? I can’t force myself to make music if I’m not in the mood to do it. None of the music that comes out will sound inspired. So I can take upwards of several weeks not making any music, but then once inspiration hits, I’ll lay down five tracks in a week. And once I start a song, it’s very easy for me to discover that I’m very motivated to finish. I’ll work for about eight hours straight. That’s just the way that I work, everyone is different. You can’t force the focus, I guess. You just have to be inspired!”

Becoming a Brand

While the creation of music is often the most attractive aspect of the job for many musicians, the process of putting their music out there can be very demanding.

“You have to learn to be comfortable with yourself, because what are you going to do with all this music if no one can hear it? It’s all relative”, said Lee. “Social media is a great avenue for self-promotion in a way that wasn’t available to people twenty years ago- it was all record labels. Now if you’re on SoundCloud and you’re making really good music, you can find avenues to share your music with other people.”

As far as Lee is concerned, surviving as a successful musician in the 21st century means becoming a lifestyle brand in-and-of-your own body of work. “Music has become a lifestyle brand. You as an artist aren’t just the music that you make. You’re your music, you’re your personality, taste in artwork, preferences, you share so much of yourself (on social media).”



Resiliency

Ultimately, as Lee revealed, the secret of every successful artist is resilience.

 Resilience is everything.
If you’re not resilient, every blow is going to hit you so much harder. A lot of it isn’t always awesome. The circumstances of our environment, the county that we live in, the people were around, it’s not always going to be great. At the same time, there are tons of things that are amazing. It’s not easy, but it’s finding that inner power in yourself – that confidence and that drive. But understand it’s okay to feel all these emotions. But you can’t hold on to them. You can’t sulk.”

As a female Asian-American artist in her genre, Lee’s career as TOKiMONSTA has been filled with a number of challenges, “The challenge has changed over the years. At the very beginning, I wasn’t very common. But my music was up to the standard of my male peers and all my male peers respected the music that I made. And even though I don’t set out to be an example, as an Asian female, I want to show that I’m making decisions. I want to be normal. I want to make music on the same level for everyone else.”



The biggest challenge for Lee, however, was returning to the stage after her battle with Moya Moya disease, a neurological disease that required Lee to undergo two surgeries that temporarily impaired her ability to communicate and make music.

“As time passed, the memory of how do things came back to me. So when I started going back out and playing shows, the most challenging part was the more emotional and mental part,” Lee shared. “I had isolated myself from everyone for two months. I had social anxiety. I couldn’t stay out for a long time.  I became very sensitive. To go from not seeing everyone for a while, to a very traumatic experience, to playing in front of 20,000 people at Coachella, it’s quite a big schism to cross.”


Performing Live

For Jennifer Lee, the process of creating a song isn’t just about capturing a single moment or an emotion. It’s about creating an experience, an adventure told through rushing bodies across the dancefloor.

“I do hope that whenever people listen and come to my shows, they understand my intentions for the experience. Not my intentions for them as individuals,” Lee began. “Again, there’s this sense of relating to each other, that we can understand the feeling and emotions in the music. What’s meant to be more sensitive or hyper, you can understand that those were the moods that I was in. I want the music to be cathartic for myself and I want to share it with you, in case that it might bring you some peace.”

Yet, despite all her success, Lee is aware that her music is not for everyone. And that’s something she has shown comfort in.

“I don’t want to force a feeling on anyone. Everyone is allowed to feel what they want to feel. If you don’t like it, cool,” said Lee. “When I perform, we’re going to have an experience together that are shared. At the end of the day, we’ll know that we went through a whole trip together and experience that together, whatever that feeling was. These are all unique experiences and there’s no way I’m going to recreate the experience that I’m going to have tonight.”

By combining her passion for creating musical experiences to her “never give up” attitude, Jennifer Lee/TOKiMONSTA has become one of the most widely respected acts in her genre. As an alumnus of the Red Bull Music Academy, Lee continues to travel all over the world to share her music and her knowledge with the next generation of producers.

“My number one advice for anyone is to be yourself. Be unique. Hear your own voice. Just be yourself. Don’t be like everyone else. Everyone else already exists. You want to set yourself apart. You want to be someone with some level of integrity.”


About Red Bull
The premium Energy Drink known all around the world – Red Bull (Blue & Silver can) – was launched in the Philippines last May 2012. Thanks to its unique formula, Red Bull Energy Drink gives you wings by vitalizing body and mind. For more information on Red Bull, visit our website at www.redbull.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: facebook.com/redbull | twitter.com/redbullph | instagram.com/redbullph

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The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We celebrate music, its culture, and the transformative minds behind it.
Begun in 1998, the Academy has taken the core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to lectures and events throughout the year. For more information, visit redbullmusicacademy.com and follow instagram.com/rbma | twitter.com/rbma
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Review: Ryx Skincerity Ultra Hydrating Foam Cleanser and Skin Perfecting Serum


My journey with acne is now over but I developed this fear of trying other skincare products since I knew that my skin is really sensitive and there's no way I will let myself experience what I've been through before. 

Ryx Skincerity Ultra Hydrating Foam Cleanser and Skin Perfecting Serum Review

When Joanne's Shopping Station contacted me to collaborate with her to do a review about Ryx Skincerity, I immediately said yes. Why? Because I've been seeing this product all over the internet and it has tons of good reviews. I really wanted to buy but I'm too scared to try and waste my 700php. But when Ms. Joanne offered her deal, I gave in. 

Let us check what is the hype all about.

Ryx Skincerity is a local skincare brand owned by Miss Rica Detiquez. They have two products the Ryx Skincerity Ultra-Hydrating Foam Cleanser and Ryx Skincerity Skin Perfecting Serum.

PERFORMANCE

Ryx Skincerity Ultra Hydrating Foam Cleanser and Skin Perfecting Serum Review

Let us talk about the foam cleanser first. Ryx Skincerity Ultra-Hydrating Foam Cleanser claims to make your skin soft and smooth, removes dirt, gently exfoliates, controls oiliness without drying the skin and whitens skin. It is suited for all skin types.
Ingredients
Sodium lauryl ethyl sulfate, Coconut diethylamine, Cocoamidrophyl betaine, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Aloe vera extract, Niacinamide, Carrot extract, Papaine, Vitamin B3, Carbomer, Lactomoist, Azeglyjic, Glycerine, Scent, and Menthol
I was too worried when I first tried the cleanser because I might break out. Surprisingly, I love this!!! Especially the foam cleanser made my skin hydrated but it did not make my face oily. It left my skin soft and smooth just what it claimed. Most of the hydrating products I know are hydrating give my skin a greasy look. 

Ryx Skincerity Ultra Hydrating Foam Cleanser and Skin Perfecting Serum Review


After cleansing, serum time!

Ryx Skincerity Skin Perfecting Serum's claims to smooth fine lines, reduces age spots, skin repair, whitens skin. pore minimizer, hydration and treats acne.
Ingredients
Aloe vera extract, Niacinamide, Carrot extract, Papaine, Vitamin B3, Carbomer, Lactomoist, Azeglyjic, Glycerine, Scent, and Menthol
I'm not really a serum type of gal but dang, if I love the cleanser, this one is way better! I could feel that the product really penetrated the pores and tightened it. I love how this serum made me glow, you know what I mean?

I am really confident even without wearing foundation because my skin looks super healthy! Love it!

SCENT

The RyxSkincerity cleanser and serum smell like an apple. They might have extracted some apples in both products... smell delicious! I love the smell. SUPEEER! And so glad that the products do not smell like a strong chemical. 

PACKAGING

What I love about the packaging is it is so chic and it feels luxurious. However, I have some cons. First, the foam cleanser's pump is really hard to press. Second, the serum's bottle is too small and since the product has a thick consistency, the dropper pushes the product and spills out the bottle. Third, sometimes the dropper does not get any product. Hoping that RyxSkincerity's team will improve this. 

6 DAYS OF USING 

Ryx Skincerity Ultra Hydrating Foam Cleanser and Skin Perfecting Serum Review
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Day 2
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Ryx Skincerity Ultra Hydrating Foam Cleanser and Skin Perfecting Serum Review
Day 4
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Day 5
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I may not have the best glass skin but I'm pretty sure that these products made my skin healthy and youthful. If you want to achieve that healthy glow, this product is perfect for you. If you're too lazy doing that 10 or 11-step Korean Skincare routine then these Ryx Skincerity products made that easier for you.

So if you're going to ask me if my 700 peso skincare is worth it.

DEFINITELY, IT IS!


Watch my review about Ryx Skincerity





WHERE TO BUY

You can get your Ryx Skincerity Ultra Hydrating Cleansing and Skin Perfecting Serum for 700php per set at Joanne's Shopping Station in Shopee: https://shopee.ph/joannetrojillo


Post - Accutane Update

It's been a while since I updated my Accutane Journey, I am done with my doses of Accutane and now out of the treatment(Somehow. I will explain later.) I'm so sorry about not giving any updates about my skin. But here's a recap during my treatment.

First, I wanna show you my face BEFORE Isotretinoin or Accutane. I want you to know how BAD my skin was. Looking back at these memories made me so happy about my decision of seeing a dermatologist. I grew up without acne or pimples and I'd never imagined myself having one or more. But when I was 21 and entering adulthood, my acne began showing. How distressful, isn't it? Related Post: My Acne Story

BEFORE 

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I have tried different products and any facial treatment. From organic to the most expensive I could afford. NOTHING WORKED. Finally, I decided to see a doctor. I thought my doctor would only give me topical medicines but she introduced me to Isotretinoin or popularly known as Accutane.  Knowing this drug, it has horrific side effects which I am afraid of. But she explained to me the pros and cons so I became less worried.

WEEK TWO

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Two weeks after, I began to experience the side effects of dry... dry skin, dry hair, dry lips... I felt thirsty all the time.

MONTH 1

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Here, I began seeing a big difference from week 2. I only had a few active acne and the rest are considered marks already. I was surprised when you can tell how much difference in the span of two weeks. There were no crazy side effects aside from being DRY. 

Post - Accutane Update

 

NO MORE ACTIVE ACNE. My doctor said she will not change the dose of my drug and just continue to take 20mg of Isotretinoin for four months and be back for a follow-up.


Four months past, honestly, I did not come back to my dermatologist. I was busy, I was in law school and no time. It was also the reason why I couldn't make an update.

After my last check-up, my skin became better. Acne never showed up again. Only acne marks which as of now, faded already(some of it). I'm still in the process of clearing my skin from the stupid marks. but I could say, I am now ACNE FREE and so happy to tell you I can go out now without having a heavy foundation on my face. 

Here are pictures of me during the months that I did not make an update. (These are screenshots from my phone so that you'll see the time stamp)

APRIL -  MAY - JUNE
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YESTERDAY ( July 5, 2016)
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So, to all the girls out there suffering from acne, there is still hope. You'll get your confidence back just like me. Having acne can be stressful and depressing, but hey you can comment below if you are feeling down. I still love you.

[Just found out that after Accutane, Mosquitoes love me very much  (or this is just my theory, please comment if you experience this too) and I easily get  wounded when I scratch myself]

xo,
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