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Review: Shiseido Ibuki Products (Gentle Cleanser, Softening Concentrate and Protective Moisturizer)

Two months ago, I won Sample Room’s Shiseido Ibuki Blog Contest. With that, I got a full-sized Shiseido Ibuki Set (as featured in this post). 😀 The whole set includes:

  • Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser
  • Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate
  • Shiseido Ibuki Protective Moisturizer
  • Shiseido Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream

shiseido ibuki products

I use the cleanser twice a day while I use the softener and the moisturizer for my morning skincare routine. I super duper love the whole set!!! 😉 I just love how they take care of my skin and complements the makeup products that I use.

For this post, I am going to make a review on the first three items since I already made a review on the Shiseido Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream.

First off, the review for the Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser

Product Description (taken from the Shiseido website):

An extra gentle cleanser that lathers quickly into a rich foam to remove impurities and harmful excess sebum without stripping away skin’s essential moisture.
Skin feels refreshed, and silky smooth to the touch.

(front and back)

shiseido ibuki gentle cleanser

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You just need a small amount of the Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser. It lathers really well and can thoroughly remove all impurities in the face. I like that this product does not give a dry and tight feeling afterwards. Skin feels so clean and so smooth.

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Sample Room Package: Vidal Sassoon and Moringa-O2 Products

Today is officially the Christmas month!!! 😀 I know that all of you would be looking forward to the coming holidays and spend your time on reunions with your family and friends. Such a wonderful feeling to see them again, isn’t it?

It already feels like Christmas in the Sample Room website since they have been releasing free full-sized samples of products from different amazing brands. This is why I am super duper loving Sample Room!!! 😀 I will be sharing with you the newest samples that I received.

Good thing Sample Room has a larger version of their brown paper bag. I used to receive the regular small bag for my samples. But since I ordered two full-sized samples, they won’t fit into the regular small paper bag. Thus, the need for a bigger one.

sample room package vidal sassoon and moringa o2

sample room package vidal sassoon and moringa o22

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Sample Room: My Shiseido Ibuki Blog Contest Prize!!!

Do you remember this post? 😀

I actually made that post for two things:

  • to give a review regarding the Shiseido Ibuki samples that I got from Sample Room and
  • to submit an entry for Sample Room’s Shiseido Ibuki Blog Contest (mechanics in the picture and caption below)


Get a chance to win a full-sized Shiseido PhilippinesIbuki set by joining our #ShiseidoIbuki blog contest! We will be picking 2 lucky winners for this! Happy writing! 


(picture and caption taken from the Sample Room Facebook page)

I was really hoping to win since I really liked the samples that I got from Sample Room. Also, I was already introduced to the Shiseido Ibuki products during the BDJ Box Beauty Soiree with Shiseido. The whole product line looks really promising and I would love to have my own set. 😀

Last Saturday, I checked my email and Facebook account and I unexpectedly saw this…

TADAAAH!!! I won!!! 😀 I was one of the two winners for the said contest! I am so thankful and SUPER HAAAAAAAPPPPPPYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! 😀


(picture taken from the Sample Room Facebook page)

Yesterday, I already got my prize!!! 😀 Here it is!!! 😀

sample room shiseido ibuki blog contest prize

It even had a dedication included. Awww… Sweet! Thank you!!! 😀

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Here are all the items inside the paper bag: the Shiseido Ibuki products and two Sample Room stickers. 😀

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Sample Room: Review of Shiseido Ibuki Products

How do you make sure that you, as a person, are ready for anything?

Being ready for anything means that you are up to the challenges that you may encounter and that you can surpass all of them. You wake up not exactly knowing what would happen within the day. You may have plans but there may be times wherein these plans don’t exactly go the way you have planned it to be.

For me, everyday is a challenge. I am a wife to my loving husband and a mother to my two beautiful daughters. I also have a full-time work in the IT industry which demands a lot of tasks to accomplish and deadlines to meet. I also make time to mingle and socialize with my friends (people I met when I was still studying and those I met in the corporate world). I write and share my beauty reviews and interests through the posts in this blog. Of course, I also need to have my “me-time”. Lastly, but definitely not the least I have to have time for God. So yes, everyday is a must to be ready for anything. I need to have time for all of them.

My Wonderful Family


My Amazing College Friends


My Ever Fun-to-be-With Office Colleagues


How do I do it?

  1. Prioritize: Make sure that the most important thing has your most focused attention.
  2. Positivity: No room for negative stuff. Bad vibes will only make you feel discouraged and you won’t have the energy anymore to do what’s right and good.
  3. Be well-rested: You need to rest. If not, you won’t have the drive to do the things you need and want to do.

If you are ready for anything, the same thing should be for your skin. It should be armed with the right products that would give care and protection to it. This is what the whole Shiseido Ibuki line is dedicated to do: to make your skin ready for anything.

When Sample Room announced that they are going to have Shiseido Ibuki products available in their website, I was one of those who are excited to try them out. On the first day of their release, I ordered a sample of the Shiseido Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream. After a week and a half, when I checked if there are any available products, I chanced upon the Shiseido Ibuki Purifying Cleanser and I ordered a sample too.

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Now, it’s time for their reviews!!! 😀

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Sample Room: Colour Collection Vitamin E Sheer Lipstick Review

Wow, it’s already September! Time flies really fast. I will always love September because this is our (my ever dearest husband and I) wedding anniversary month!!! ♥♥♥ We will be two years married by September 17. ♥♥♥ HAPPINESS!!! 😀

Anyway, last month, I wrote a post regarding getting free samples through the Sample Room website. Since I featured it here in my blog, it is just equally right for me to try their website. Thus, I did! 😀 I already got my first sample from Sample Room and I will be giving a review on the product that I chose.

Here is my package. They placed my sample inside this small paper bag.

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At the back of the paper bag, the flap is being sealed by their sticker logo.

sample room bag with sticker logo

Here is my sample. It is the Colour Collection Vitamin E Sheer Lipstick in Pinkish Nude.

colour collection lipstick box

Product Description (printed on the box of the product):

A luxurious sheer lipstick that wraps lips with conditioning color. Infused with Vitamin E and protective sunscreen to soften lips, smoothen lines and prevent chapping.

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According to the Sample Room website, this lipstick is priced at Php330. I got it from their website for free! It is even a full-sized sample. I just paid Php100 for their shipping fee. 😀

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Try Before You Buy through Sample Room

It is so disappointing to buy an item that would not work for you, isn’t it? You bought an item, having high hopes that it would suit you, but it didn’t work the way you expect it to.

Here is a sample scenario: You are trying to look for a BB Cream. You go to a store and a saleslady assists you. She would say really nice things on this product that would make you want to buy it. You bought it and when you tried it the next day, the BB Cream caused you breakouts. Because of that, you got annoyed and you swore to yourself that you will not buy it again. You were left disappointed and you did not get your money’s worth. How sad… 😦

Now, I found a way wherein you can try out different products for free. Yes, FREE! 😀 With that, you can have the chance to try and see if the product would work well on you or not. After that, you can now hunt it down on the stores and buy them confidently knowing that your money won’t go to waste this time. Interested? Okay… 😀

I found a website that would give out product samples for free. Here is the website:


Sample Room is a sampling site that banks on the power of free product sampling. It is an online community that changes your beauty-shopping pattern; and an interactive community where your opinions matter and where all beauty lovers are valued.” (taken from the Sample Room website)

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(screenshot taken from the Sample Room website)

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