Seaweed Bath Co. Gel Cleanser Initial Review

November 17, 2018 Denver, CO, USA

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I've always been that person with really oily skin (with problems such as large pores, textures etc.), but upon moving here in Denver where the weather can get very warm and then very cold within the day, it made me into a combination skin and it has become a struggle for me to take care of my skin. For the past months, I was using Clinique Acne Solution Set that I bought online and even though it help put pimples and whiteheads at bay, I am not totally fond of the smell. I will discuss my review of that set on a different blog post but I mentioned is as that is the reason why I was on a hunt for a new product for my face.

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Enters the brand Seaweed Bath Co.! I used to live near a Target store (walking distance away imagine!) and if that was still the case, I would have known this brand by myself as I love going to Target at least once a week during those days. But luckily, Ambassadher introduced this brand to me  last week (thank you Ambasaddher!), went to a Target store that still has stocks left, and I am now happy to write on this blog that my face is enjoying the Seaweed Bath Co. Purifying Gel Cleanser for almost a week! 

To give a brief description, Seaweed Bath Co. is a company that "has been devoted to transforming the skin and hair care ritual by providing nutrient-rich, performance-optimized personal care formulas that offer visible results, as well a unique ocean-inspired sensory experience that instills a sense of well-being. This is achieved by harnessing the powerful benefits of The Seaweed Bath Co.’s hero ingredient: bladderwrack seaweed. (from their website)." They were established in 2010 and still has the goal to provide ocean-inspired beauty made with organic Maine seaweed using their proprietary Algaderm Complex (3 types ofseaweed and Vitamin B3) to detoxify, restore and protect skin. And one thing that I love about their products is that they are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten free, paraben free and sulfate free!

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Going back to the cleanser, right off the bat, I was impressed with their sleek packaging especially the colors (I mean look at the pictures!). Aside from loving the color combination, once you open it (there is a foil that covers the hole of the tube), the smell would entice you to use it already. I can't stop raving about how good the citrus-y smell of it to my husband the first night I used it. It makes me look forward to washing my face just by that alone! 

Right now, this is the only cleanser I am using and thinking of doing that for a month to see full results. As for now, I can say that my face is a bit calmer than usual (I have bumps and very textured face that is from suffering adult acne way back in 2011) and feels softer when touched. I am still oily but this is still an early review and hopefully I can see improvements in that area as well soon.

Now on the verdict: will I buy this product again? My answer is a big YES! I am glad to find a cleanser that doesn't feel like you are applying a bunch of chemicals on my face. I am not yet on a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, but if there are any small action I can take to support the cause such as supporting brands like Seaweed Bath Co., I am totally up for it. 

Also this product is sold for 16.99USD, which is around the price range I typically spend for one facial wash/cleanser. I think this will last me months given the size of the tube.

Have you tried any products from Seaweed Bath Co.? Please leave a comment if you do as I want to hear your experience using them. And please share this review (or repin the photos) to others that might be interested to try the brand. Happy Saturday everyone!


The Budget Fashion Seeker

Seaweed Bath Co.

#PowerToTheMouth :My Review of Qii Tea (With Giveaway!)

February 19, 2018

The Budget Fashion Seeker : Qii Tea Bottles

*This is not a paid post

I can't believe that it has been six years since I decided to start drinking tea instead of coffee. I actually thought I will not be able to do it given how dependent I was with coffee (and I started drinking it at a young age too). I am not sure if I already mentioned it in one of my previous blog posts but the reason I quit was due to having throat problems in 2012. I love to sing and according to the doctor, I need to take better care of my throat so I tried eliminating all of the sweet drinks I love to consume on a daily basis. I gave up soda and iced tea and eventually coffee as I never drink it without sugar. My throat got better but thought of switching to tea (no sugar) for good.

I haven't explored a lot of tea brands yet but there are these brands that have been in my rotation. I started with Lipton when I was in Manila (still drink it once in a while), then when I moved here in Denver, Tazo became the preference. I have tried a lot of their different flavors but Chai has been my favorite since. Now that I am already working, Celestial brand added to my rotation and I really like their English Breakfast and Green Tea.

The Budget Fashion Seeker: Qii Tea Power To the Mouth

That is why receiving an e-mail from made me super excited! It is always fun for me to try new products especially if it something that I love. I got a pretty box (with a lovely letter) that contains their tea products: Lemongrass Ginger Green Tea and Classic Oolong Tea. So far, I only tried the Green Tea and saving Oolong for another time.

Just a quick background, their company was established in 2016 in Toronto, Canada and it has been their goal to make positive impact to the community by providing a product that helps oral care. Yes, you read it right. Qii Tea has an ingredient that helps to neutralize the pH level of the mouth with the help of Xylitol. You can read more information about them and their products by visiting their website

The Budget Fashion Seeker: Qii Tea Caring for Teeth and Mouth

My thoughts? I totally love that their tea has no sugar in it! This is really great especially when you want a cold drink on a hot day and not worrying about your sugar intake. Also, the idea that it helps with oral care is a plus. 30 calories a can and lists just four ingredients? It is definitely a thumbs up for me so thanks a lot DrinkQii Team for introducing Qii Tea to me!

The only thing that might be a concern is that the Green Tea flavor can be on a bitter side. I am used to drinking black tea but I think the ginger flavor is the one causing that taste. I don't think it will be a bother though if you are eating something while drinking it. Maybe for me, it can be an acquired taste but I will drink it again for sure (I may not be a big fan of ginger but it helps the throat).

I am yet to try Oolong Tea and will give an update once I am able to try that flavor. Overall I am happy that there is another zero sugar option that I can add to my list as I try to lessen my sugar intake one baby step at a time.

If you are interested to try Qii Tea, you can buy it online through their website. You can use the promo code that they provided for being a reader of my blog by using Sally5Off. This also entails a free shipping, which totals to $10 of discount! 

And the best news is, you can join their ongoing contest where you can win a one year supply of Qii Tea! This is a no purchase contest and all you have to do is click this link then provide your name and email. Contest is open to legal residents of United States and will end on March 1 11:59pm. You still have time to join so make sure to visit the link before the deadline. Good luck and have a great day everyone!


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