Gone deep into the ocean of Mermaid Island

Since I started creating content for my blog site and my Youtube Channel, I have been looking for an interesting and unique concept to review, then came 2017, organic skincare and cosmetics became a trend in the marketing industry and so the search for the most unique local brand started.

What qualifications fall in the ‘unique’ list? First, the concept must be original and one of a kind in the town/country. Second, it must be really interesting. So interesting that it catches the attention of many people and makes people want to try it before it becomes famous. Third, it must be in trend or start a new trend.

I have encountered few organic local brands already since the search began, and it was a fun journey for me. I learned a lot from testing the products and interviewing the manufacturers and brand owners.

This year, 2019 a new discovery left me in awe. It was unique, magical, organic and locally made – just what I’m looking for.

It is unique in a way that no one has done it in town (yet). The concept is well thought of – from the contents of the products, to its names, up to its packaging.

The brand I’m talking about is none other than MERMAID ISLAND. Mermaid Island is owned and managed by a beauty and lifestyle blogger, Via Tancuan. It is an organic cosmetics and skincare line. Based on the brand name ‘Mermaid Island’, the concept is a magical world under the sea theme. You can read more about the backstory here.

Went deep to gather the facts

Fact: if Ariel is real she’ll absolutely love this brand.

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What I really love about Mermaid Island is how well thought and eye-catching the packaging of each product is. It’s fun and unique, it’ll make you turn back and check out what kind of product it is. Each product has a unique and creative name which I find brilliant. The packaging is eco-friendly. It’s witty and I love it!

Oh there’s more… Mermaid Island products are natural and vegan friendly. It’s safe for all ages. Everything is gentle and non-toxic and safe for all ages, even pregnant and lactating moms. You can read more about the brand here.

Treasures of Mermaid Island

Bath & Body Products

  • Boy Next Shore – A Shampoo bar for men
Photo by Mermaid Island

I really like this shampoo bar, I know it’s for men but I love its smell. It smells like Calvin Klein perfume.

It’s gentle on skin and my husband said it didn’t make his scalp itch and after using it he didn’t have a dandruff.

  • Deep Seacret – Shampoo bar for women with dry and damaged hair

I like this shampoo bar. It smells good and like the shampoo bar for men, it’s gentle on skin. I didn’t have dandruff after using it.

The product doesn’t melt fast and it didn’t make my hair rough and dry. It actually made my hair soft, which is really great.

  • Anti Bact-Coral Green Landterm – Hand Sanitizer

I never go out without this sanitizer. It helps me keep my family have clean and protected hands. It’s amazing because it’s safe for kids too. It’s also like a moisturizer, amazing! The sanitizer isn’t irritating on the skin and doesn’t give us a rough palm.

It smells like baby powder and I kind of got addicted to it. The smell goes nearly an hour (if you’re touching a lot of things) after using the sanitizer. Whenever I notice that the smell is gone I squeeze a pea size on my hand to make my hand smell good again.

  • Cathfishccino – Lips plumper and exfoliator

I am amazed by this product. Catfishccino is infused with Macadamia Oil, which keeps your lips hydrated and exfoliated. It’s a mix of Coffee Robusta and Arabica and it stimulates blood flow and increases collagen production so our lips can stay soft and kissable, sultry and extra pouty.

Cosmetics

  • Seaside Balmer – Matte Butter Lipbalm

I like the shade of this Seaside Balmer – nude. I thought I can’t pull off a shade like this but I was wrong.

I like the formula of this one because it’s not hard to apply. Even though it’s matte it’s still moisturizing and easy to take off.

This lipbalm smells nice and doesn’t have a flavor.

  • Beach Perfect Waving up in Vegas

Beach Perfect collection is a Lip, Lid, and Cheek Clay Stain. It’s all natural and safe for all ages. Other than it smells good, it tastes nice too. Don’t worry it’s non-toxic. In fact, like their other products breastfeeding and pregnant women can use this too.

What I like about Waving up in Vegas is that it has the perfect shade for any event. When you apply it and spread it evenly, you’ll see that the pigment is consistent, it doesn’t go any darker.

It’s long-lasting and flawlessly turns into matte texture. Like the lipbalm, this clay stain is pretty moisturizing and hydrating too.

  • Beach Perfect Cod Romance

This Cod Romance is a lighter shade of Waving up in Vegas. They almost have the same formulation- this shade is more matte than the other one.

This shade is perfect to use as a blush on, it looks natural on the cheeks and it smells nice, you won’t worry about doing ‘beso’ with the people you meet.

Those are the treasures I got from Mermaid Island. In case you missed it, you can read the inspiring story behind this brand here.

For orders and other inquiries, visit their facebook page and instagram account.

Get ready with me using Mermaid Island’s products:

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Thankful for all the blessing that I’m receiving from different people. Last week I got a gift from a local online shop. The shops name is Safiya Beautique. Safiya sells organic lip & cheek tints, Skin care and other cosmetic products.

They sent me a set of their lip & cheek tint and an eyebrow pomade.

Organic Lip & Cheek Tint
I got the whole existing collection that has 5 shades; Belle, Blueberry, Strawberry, Amber & Berry Bliss.

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It’s waterbased, no oilyness at all. It’s organic, long lasting, smudge proof & water proof. I always check the smell of each products that I review. I love products that smell good, who doesn’t, right? well, these lip tints didn’t disappoint.

It’s a great thing that Safiya’s 10ml Tints are made with organic ingredients which make it ideal for all skin types. The tints smell good, like a flower and beyond that, it doesn’t have a bitter taste. In fact, it tasted sweet.

Tints are known to last longer than lipsticks and these proved that. It’s waterproof, easy to blend and smudge proof. Its retail price is 130 Php each. Not bad, because the pigment is really nice and when I tried it, my lips didn’t dry up.

Available Shades
Belle
– Belle’s shade is more on the purple side of the color palette.

Blueberry – This shade is more like a burgundy but darker. Imagine a red-brownish color. A strong color that best fit for a bolder look.

Amber – Amber shade is poppin’ orange-y. It’s a playful color that is best for a fun cheeky look.

Strawberry – If you’re into looking cute and all that, this shade is perfect. It’s pink but not too pink, just the right amount of cuteness.

Berry Bliss – I must say, Berry Bliss is my favorite among all of the shades, because it has the perfect pigment that I’d need for my lips and cheeks. I love it! It’s color is a subtle red that is perfect for a natural blush and lips look.

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Eyebrow Pomade
Along with the eyebrow pomade, they sent me a dual purpose Anastacia (eyebrow) brush to use when applying the product.

What made it really interesting is that they claimed that this 10g eyebrow pomade is made with a hair grower. It is really pigmented. For me it’s  a bit oily and sticky, but that’s because of my skin type. I recommend this product because it’s easy to apply, easy to blend and the shade is nice. Also, it doesn’t have a strong nor a bad smell.

If you’re following me on instagram you might see there what my thoughts on the ‘hair grower’ feature of this product. You can buy this Eyebrow Pomade for the price of 150 Php. This product is smudge-free, all natural and organic pomade formula that performs as an all-in-one wonder brow product. It’s creamy and it glides on skin and hair smoothly to create clean and defined brows. It is available in two shades; medium brown & dark brown.

Don’t forget to visit their facebook page and instagram @safiyaorganiccheeklip_. Watch my full vlog review on my Youtube Channel.

I hope this blog is helpful for make up lovers in choosing what brand should you try or buy. It’s always overwhelming receiving sample (or actual) products for review. Very thankful!

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