June 11, 2014

Free Mineral Make Up Samples from Ellana

I remember when Mineral Makeup became so popular, and you can only buy it from high-end stores that carry U.S. brands or ask a relative or friend from the States to bring you some home. Lots of brands mushroomed here and there and girls went crazy over them because of the promise of being all natural, longer lasting, good coverage and that’ll make your skin healthy.

Mineral make ups don’t contain ingredients like preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and fragrance, all which may cause skin irritation specially to sensitive skin. And because it doesn’t contain oil, it has lesser chances to aggravate acne-prone skin.

Acne is one of my biggest problems. Both sides of my family isn’t bless with great skin so it runs in the genes. During the later part of my college years, until after taking my board exams and up to now, I’m still suffering from mild-moderate acne problems. I’ve tried almost everything you can think of to keep them at bay. And putting make up on is and always a part of my life whenever I step out of the house. Sometimes I do think that some of the products I’ve used before contributed to my acne problems.

Benefits of Mineral Make up:
- May help in clearing acne because of the anti-irritating ingredients like zinc can be soothing to inflammations. Keep in mind though that it is not a cure for acne since acne can be caused by many factors.
- the lack of filler ingredients tend to be less pore-clogging.
- won’t make acne worse
- may act as sunscreens to protect skin from sun damage. The US FDA has approved zinc oxide as a skin protectant and titanium dioxide as a sunscreen.

I didn’t have the chance to try out imported mineral make ups because most of them are way beyond what I would normally spend for makeup. Also, I don’t think I will throw money for costly shipping fees just to have it shipped to the Philippines. But by  the time I was about to graduate from college, I came across a local brand that sells entirely mineral make-ups: Ellana Mineral Cosmetics. I reckon that  I’ve read a small feature about Ellana in a magazine. I was surprised that their products are affordable compared to the imported ones and yet with the same safe ingredients and quality.

It has been a while since I’ve known Ellana Mineral Cosmetics. I bought products from them too at their Megamall stall several years ago. I really love their items especially their mineral blush because they don’t appear too strong when you apply them on your cheeks; it just gives you the effect of a natural flush.

When it comes to their foundations, I can’t really remember if I bought one. But I’m sure I had used their blushes for some time. Ellana has a guide in their website on how to choose the perfect shade. Even though I was able to identify what shades would best suit me (with the use of their step by step guide), I still couldn’t decide which would be truly perfect for me. There are still other factors that needs to be considered like my skin being acidic. Another thing is that seeing just a photo of the foundation shade won’t really convince to me to buy unless I’ve been using it for some time and I’m just repurchasing.

I had somehow forgotten above Ellana because I’ve been receiving make ups as gifts from my friends from the US and I just buy at random. And then during the BDJ Box Event at Samsung Hall in SM Aura  a couple of months back, Ellana was one of the featured brands. So my sister and friends checked out their booth; they asked us to register and they gave us samples. I don’t know if the shade that I got was the perfect one for me, although I find it a little lighter than my skintone. And then just last week, I received an email from Ellana announcing their FREE FULL SET SAMPLE.

Availing of the FREE FULL SET SAMPLE, all you need to do is register to their website, add to your cart the Free Sample Pack and just pay for the very minimal shipping fee OR you can drop by one of their branches and ask for the free samples. (List of branches posted at the end of this entry)

The Free Sample Pack contains:
This set includes ALL 22 (0.1-0.2g) pieces of the ffollowing:
Loose Mineral Foundation Cafe Breve
Loose Mineral Foundation French Vanilla Latte
Loose Mineral Foundation Hazelnut Latte
Loose Mineral Foundation Caramel Latte
Loose Mineral Foundation Macchiato
Loose Mineral Foundation Chai Tea Latte
Loose Mineral Foundation Almond Latte
Loose Mineral Foundation Cinnamon Latte
Loose Mineral Foundation Cafe Mocha
Loose Mineral Foundation Toffee Mocha
Sheer Velvet High Definition Powder
Loose Mineral Finishing Powder Translucent Espresso con Panna
Loose Mineral Finishing Powder Translucent Almond Coffee Cream
Loose Mineral Finishing Powder Translucent Pumpkin Pie Latte
Loose Mineral Finishing Powder Oil Absorbing Espresso con Panna
Loose Mineral Finishing Powder Oil Absorbing Almond Coffee Cream
Loose Mineral Finishing Powder Oil Absorbing Pumpkin Pie Latte
Loose Mineral Concealer Foundation Awake
Loose Mineral Concealer Foundation Revive
Loose Mineral Concealer Foundation Radiant
Loose Mineral Concealer Foundation Smile
Loose Mineral Concealer Foundation Cheer

NOTE: ONLY 1 SET of FREE SAMPLES PER PERSON who signed up, no matter how many you ask for in the Quantity button

This was a really nice offer that I couldn’t let pass. Now I have the chance to try each and every shade and from that I’ll have a better knowledge about what shade really suits me best. Although the amount of the mineral makeup that is inside every sachet is fewer than the sample that I got during the BDJ Box Event. With the free full set sample, I think I’ll be able to use it just once.

The samples came with a brochure that contains the step by step guide on how to determine your shade and details about their products. You can also opt to register on their website to receive promotional newsletters.

As of writing of this blog entry, I haven’t got the time to use my samples and I’m not sure if I can post swatches of each shade. Yet, I’m eager to finally learn what will be my perfect shade. And that’s probably the time, I’ll purchase a full-size product from Ellana. That gets me excited since I will finally get enjoy the benefits of using mineral make up, and let’s see if it really going to somehow help me with pimple problems.

Please know that this is not a sponsored blog entry nor a review. I just thought of writing about the free samples that I availed from Ellana Mineral Cosmetics so I can share it to everyone who loves makeup like I do and that you can avail of sample the FREE FULL SET SAMPLE too!

Ellana Mineral Cosmetics
Address: Unit 203 La Fuerza Plaza 2, Chino Roces Ave. Corner Sabio St., Makati City
Contact Nos: +63 2 986 6221 /  +63 922 898 3264 /  +63 917 502 6204
E-mail: sales@ellanaminerals.com
Website: http://ellana.com.ph/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ellanaminerals
Alabang Town Center - Ground Floor Town Plaza, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Glorietta 3 - The Ramp, 2nd Floor Glorietta 3, Makati City
Trinoma Mall - The Ramp, 1st Floor Trinoma Mall, Quezon City
SM Megamall - Cinderella, 2nd Floor Building A SM Megamall, Ortigas Centre
Pasong Tamo - Unit 203 La Fuerza Plaza 2, Chino Roces Ave. Corner Sabio St., Makati City

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1 comment:

  1. I like a lot the idea about make a guide for someone could choice the color needed! For me its very dificult
    Very nice product, thanks fo the review dear! Also thanks for your lovely comment and follow!
    I follow back
    Hope to see you again in my blog! :)



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