This is not a sponsored post, I was just really in need of affordable and quality skincare products and Miniso has just opened two stores in my area.


The first skincare product I bought from Miniso was their moisturizing toner. It does its job well for a product that costs only P150 or $3. Although it’s gel-like, it could completely clean up the remains of my charcoal mask, which is tough to wash off. Also, it feels like rosewater and does not dry up my skin unlike the toners I used when I was naive on skincare.


 

Then more than two weeks ago, I bought their aloe vera lotion (P199 or $4) and makeup wipes (P99 or $2). I have only tested these for half a month and I’m already in love. I mean, look at that sake-like packaging!

I’ve been looking for Korean aloe vera products for a long time but they’re always out of stock. I think they also have one that’s like the same packaging as any other ones out there (e.g. Innisfree, Nature Republic) but I don’t prefer those because I don’t like dipping my fingers in a skincare product’s container :lol:

I also purchased makeup wipes because I haven’t really found a great micellar water or oil cleanser product. Comment below if you have any suggestions ^^

These work well although I’m a bit iffy with alcohol as one of the ingredients. I’d have to search for another one that doesn’t have it.

And there you have it. I planned to publish this post three weeks ago and yet here we are :lol: I finally had some downtime to play Civilization 6 and edit this post.

Also, thank you all for your suggestions on my previous post. I think I will get my own domain but maybe when I can maintain to post on this blog regularly, which should be soon as I have a lot of pending posts lmao.



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    On July 4th, 2017, Ellaine said,
  1. I love using their wipes too! Though I haven’t tried their toner and lotion yet, but I plan on getting them on my next batch of skincare shopping. :) Thanks for sharing this.

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    On May 29th, 2018, Gillan replied:

    @Ellaine, hi! So sorry I couldn’t reach your site. I hope you didn’t buy the toner and lotion because they broke me out >.<

    Anyway, I hope you’re well!

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  2. On July 4th, 2017, Maroon Caludin said,
  3. Pretty good prices on those! But have never tried them myself though they do sound nice! I like trying new beauty products sometimes! Of course that results in having too many of those products around! XD

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  4. On July 5th, 2017, Eena said,
  5. The aloe vera lotion looks like a promising product! Probably a biased opinion from me because I love aloe vera xD

    cabin twenty-four

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  6. On July 5th, 2017, Nancy said,
  7. $3 is a really good price for a moisturizing toner! I love the sound of rosewater. It sounds fancy XD. It’s great that you’ve found a brand that’s affordable and effective! I love using cleansing wipes- especially after going to the gym. It’s one great way to feel great!

    Hope you’re enjoying Civilization 6 ;). Looking forward to hearing about your move to a domain :D!

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  8. On July 7th, 2017, Sasha said,
  9. I’m not into skincare products very much – I only use a moisturizing shower gel – but I love aloe vera….because an aloe-based cream I had was the only thing that soothed my terrible sunburns. <3

    That site’s owner asked me to go on Facebook because that’s where today’s webmistresses do pretty much everything, it’s basically the norm these days; since I’m not on Fb, though, I left my email – as I’ve done several other times when asking long-reply questions on cbox – assuming she would just mail me like it happened in other cases, but I instead got that curt reply. I could indeed definitely have phrased both my first question better and never posted my first reply (hot weather’s and period pains’ crankyness are really no valid excuse for that) and I instantly apologized for both, yet the girl acted more and more rude even after my apology, and there is no valid reason or excuse for that…..but I guess reputation doesn’t matter to that girl at all, as I’ve seen many other rude comments she made. But it doesn’t matter, she can keep digging her own “grave” for all I care. B)

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  10. On July 11th, 2017, Pauline said,
  11. Thanks for sharing some affordable skincare products! It’s crazy to think that some of them are as low as $2! I haven’t bought skin care that cheap in a long time (although I should! Skincare eats up my bank)

    I need to try products with aloe vera again – I remember using it before but never was consistent with it! :(

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  12. On July 16th, 2017, Claudine said,
  13. Ooooh, maybe I should check these out. I could really use some help regarding skincare because my skin is super sensitive and it does need LOTS of tender loving care. Haha! Problem is, it’s hard for me to find suitable products T_T

    Ha, I totally get what you mean about being more consistent in maintaining the blog – I have lots of posts lined up too but I just can’t update as often as I would like lol!

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  14. On July 17th, 2017, Meghan said,
  15. I seriously am still trying to get my hands on some Korean beauty products, these sound great.

    Meg | The Blog
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  16. On July 19th, 2017, Da Dominguez said,
  17. Lately, both Miniso and Mumuso have been giving me life!!! <3 Sobrang daming beauty products at a really affordable price. I ended up having a haul every time mapapadaan ako. Haha. I got myself a make-up remover, eyelash curler & cotton pads last time. :lol:

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  18. On July 25th, 2017, Cristina said,
  19. If I love something is affordable make-up products. I usually buy cheap products, but when I comes to foundation and moisture, I spend a little extra bucks because I want to take care of my skin as much as I can.

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    On May 25th, 2018, Gillan replied:

    @Cristina, I agree! We shouldn’t be cheap to our skin :)

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  20. On July 30th, 2017, Michelle said,
  21. That is affordable for sure!

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  22. On July 30th, 2017, Chynna said,
  23. Next time I got to the Philippines I need to get all my skincare stuff there because IT IS SO CHEAP. Doood.

    I recently discovered Garnier Moisture Matte and it’s honestly been a godsend. I randomly picked it up when I was in my local supermarket along with some charcoal pore strips and omg, my skin has actually been behaving!

    I use Garnier micellar water but I’ve also used B. Pure micellar water, which is also really good :D

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    On May 25th, 2018, Gillan replied:

    @Chynna, I take all these back lmao
    Ooh what is the Garnier Moisture Matte for? I don’t think we have it here :(
    That micellar water sounds great!

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  24. On August 7th, 2017, Maroon Caludin said,
  25. It can be so hard to find nice beauty products that use nice ingredients but aren’t super expensive! I like trying them out though. XD

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  26. On August 9th, 2017, Maroon Caludin said,
  27. I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

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    On May 25th, 2018, Gillan replied:

    @Maroon Caludin, I am so sorry I didn’t get to do this! Thank you for the nomination, I hope you’re well :)

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  28. On December 25th, 2017, Maroon Caludin said,
  29. I couldn’t contact you through e-mail, so I’ll do it here:

    Hi,

    First off, I wanted to say I really have enjoyed link exchanging with you.

    I am however, cutting down on sites I link exchangee with (for my own sanity). I like to be able to visit now and then, and I simply don’t have the time for all the ones I have so I’m cutting down. This is NOT a reflection on you or your blog (you’re awesome and so is your blog!). But I am going to cancel our link exchange. I hate to do it, but its something I feel I need to do. I’m really sorry.

    hug

    I wish you lots of luck!

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    On May 25th, 2018, Gillan replied:

    @Maroon Caludin, hey it’s alright I understand :) I won’t take down your link on my site because it’s a list of blogs I like to visit.

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  30. On January 14th, 2018, Xian said,
  31. Gillan!! :D Hello! Blog hopping! :D Heehee~

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  32. On May 25th, 2018, Cancel me » Gillan said,
  33. […] Miniso should not be trusted. It’s a Chinese company pretending to be a Japanese brand. Much like Mumuso, another local drugstore retailer pretending to be a Korean brand. […]


  34. On May 27th, 2018, Elise said,
  35. oh my god this post is a year old! nevermind that, i’ll still comment hahaha

    my favorite and recommended micellar water would the garnier one but only the one in pink for sensitive skin. it doesn’t sting or burn my face so i love it. everybody loves bioderma but the garnier one is cheaper and works splendidly. i like maybelline’s too but that one is smaller in size compared to garnier so i’d still recommend garnier all the way. another good one is called bifesta but it’s an asian brand that isn’t as popular as biore so i don’t know if you can find it or not. for oil cleansers, i love shu uemura’s but that’s super expensive uh.. so i’d opt for garnier micellar instead.

    when my local miniso stores began selling some skincare products, i was actually interested to try but i don’t know how well they’d work. we don’t have a lot of choices here though – i think we only had the micellar water and milk (or was it oil?) cleanser hahaha

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    On May 28th, 2018, Gillan replied:

    I use the same micellar water now, yay!

    Same, I haven’t found an oil cleanser that’s perfect for me and affordable. Biore has an ingredient which might break me out and I’m not taking any chances. I’ve heard Muji has a good one, but its stores are too far from me :lol:

    It’s a good thing that you didn’t try it out! haha

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