VMV Hypoallergenics: Grandma Minnie’s Kid Gloves Monolaurin Moisturizing “Anti-Micro-Bug” Hand Gel

One of my concerns as a makeup artist is cleanliness. I was taught in make-up school to always be clean. Keep my hands and my tools clean.

I always have some alcohol at hand, but they always tend to make my skin extremely dry. My skin would start peeling in some parts of my fingers and my cuticles were in a bad state. I was also getting a bit worried that extreme cleansing my make my hands too sensitive, in the long run lead to irritant contact dermatitis.

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When I became brand ambassador for VMV Hypoallergenics, I discovered Grandma Minnie’s Kid Gloves Monolaurin Moisturizing “Anti-Micro-Bug” Hand Gel. Though it’s primarily marketed for moms and babies, I believe that this product will work for everyone.

This hand gel comes in a tube packaging, making it very easy to store in your bag and comes in three sizes to suit your life style.

The hand gel introduces itself with a cool sensation upon initial contact. Once it dries, it leaves my hand feeling smooth and moisturized with out the sticky feel. This product is fragrance-free; this will be a joy to use for those of you who are allergic to fragrances. No more scratching!

The main active ingredient of this product is Monolaurin, which is derived from coconut oil found in coconut milk,  a powerful yet gentle compound  with germ-killing and disinfecting properties. According to www.wellnesssources.com, monolaurin is also a component of breast milk. So that alone is a testament to its power. This also has some green tea leaf extract in it. So there are some antioxidant and anti-infalammatory magic to happening right before your hands with out you knowing it.

I currently bring this product with me all the time. I keep it within arms reach when I am at work. After all, I work in close parameters with a person’s face and it’s always best to be hygienic.

So if you are on the search for a hand gel product that is proven safe, effective and hypoallergenic do try Grandma Minnie’s Kid Gloves Monolaurin Moisturizing “Anti-Micro-Bug” Hand Gel.

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This product comes in tubes of  280 ml, 185ml and 75ml and retails at Php 930, Php 675 and Php 305 respectively.

To find the nearest VMV Hypoallergenics store near you click here.

To know more about this product click here.

For those of you who are in the Philippines, visit www.vmvhypoallergenics.ph. For the rest of the world, visit www.vmvhypoallergenics.com.

 

 

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50’s Inspired Make-up Look

I was living with my grandmother in our humble little apartment when I was 21. She was half paralyzed and suffered from breast cancer. She spent most of her time watching movies from the 50’s.

She’d watched them over and over.

There were times I would watch a film with her or I’ll be doing something else when I’d suddenly hear Nat King Cole’s voice sail through our living room, she’s watching “An Affair To Remember” again for the nth time. So I guess, in part, watching these films has lead me to appreciate the “look” of that era. Glamorous curls, even skin, that daring red lip, and that flicked eyeliner.

I always incorporate a few elements of the 50’s make-up look when I do makeup. Usually it’s the eyeliner.

This video is a reflection of that. It’s my modern approach. Dewy skin, little contours here and there, a little golden hue of bronzer, a pop of color on the cheeks and a pink lip. And eyeliner of course.

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I forgot to mention that prior to filming I already prepped my skin with my regular skin care regimen. I first cleansed my skin with Shisiedo Men Cleansing Foam, to remove excess oil from my skin. I then toned my skin using VMV Hypoallergenics Superskin 3 toner. I followed that with a minute amount of VMV Hypoallergenics Hydrabalance moisturizer all over my face. I finished it off by applying VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Eye Serum. (To read more about my blog about favorite my skin care products, please click here.)

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Please click on the name of the products to be brought to their specific website. I will also indicate where I bought some of these products in Manila and in places abroad.

Face

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – I purchased this in Beauty Bar in Greenbelt 5.

Kryolan Eyebrow Plastic – This is available in their Il Terrazzo (Timog) branch. Telephone number +6323324211

MUD Foundation Palette 2: I used the colors YG3, YG1, and  GY1;

Though I purchased my MUD cosmetics in New York, their official retailer is Pure Beauty located in Serendra.

Ben Nye Banana Powder – Available in Pure Beauty.

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening PowderAvailable at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.

MUD Zero Loose Powder, MUD Desert Loose Powder Both of these powders are available in Pure Beauty.

Contour

Studio Fix NW 44 I’m not too sure the MAC store in Rustan’s and SM Department Stores carry the NW line of MAC. I bought this in Duty Free Philippines.

Guerlain Terracotta Summer Stones – was a limited edition; currently discontinued. Click here to read more about my love for this product.

Blush

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose PetalAvailable at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.

Eyes

Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Flax – Click here to read more about my experience with this product.

Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Fresco

Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle

Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Buttercream

Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Sandstone

All of these eyeshadows are available at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.

Eyeliner

K Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner Micro Black 01

K Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner Black SB101

I bought both of these pens at Beauty Bar in Greenbelt 5.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink – Available at their boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.

Sephora Long Lasting Khol Pencil in 07 Infinite Beige – I bought this in Sephora Ion, Singapore. To read more about my experience with this pencil, read my blog entry here.

Mascara

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof in Very Black – Saw them at SM Department Stores.

Lips

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex MachineClick here to read more about my insights about this product. Available at the NARS boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.

L.A. Colors Lipliner Pencil in CP512 Natural – Available in Pure Beauty. Less than 100 pesos 😉

Brushes

Face

Laura Mercier Powder Brush

Laura Mercier Camouflage Powder Brush

Available in the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store

Crown Brush C707-3/4 Medium Oval Foundation www.crownbrush.com

Crown Brush C224 Oval Concealer Brushwww.crownbrush.com

Contour

Kabuki Itabake Brush – Bought this in a kabuki cosmetic store named Hyakusuke in Asakusa Tokyo.

Laura Mercier Angled Eye Colour Brush – available at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.

Bronzer

Beau -Temps Paris Blush Brush – Khem Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. www.shopkemnghia.com

Blush

Kabuki Yachiyo Brush – Bought this in Hyakusuke in Asakusa Tokyo as well.

Eyes

Beau -Temps Paris Concealer BrushKhem Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. www.shopkemnghia.com

Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush

Laura Mercier Eye Detail Brush – I think this brush has been discontinued. It’s no longer listed on their website.

Available at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.

Medium Liner / Brow Brush – Part of a 22 piece brush set. Available at www.coastalscents.com.

Eyeliner

Laura Mercier Smudge BrushAvailable at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.

Applicators

Essences Powder Puff – Rustan’s Department Store.

MUD SpongesPure Beauty at Serendra.

Eye lashes

M.O.D.E.L. #10 – Khem Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. www.shopkemnghia.com ; Also available inside Ben Thanh Market.

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*Let me say that the products I am using has worked for me and it might not necessarily work for you. Always be discerning when purchasing cosmetics or skin care products. Always read the label and the literature! Always do a patch test before you purchase a product for the first time to see that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients listed.