Avida x Ayala Museum’s “Inspire Every Day” Campaign

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     Avida Land joins Ayala Museum in challenging young, dynamic individuals to seek out the spark that will set their passion ablaze as they mount this year’s Inspire Every Day event on July 30, 2016. Held for the third straight year, the whole day event will feature free admissions to all of Ayala Museum’s and Filipinas Heritage Library’s permanent exhibitions and access to a host of exciting events such as Avida Homepossible.

     With the tagline “Inspiration Got Us Started, Passion Keeps Us Going,” Ayala Museum, along with partners CNN Philippines Life and Avida, aims not only to showcase art, literature and historical trivia for public appreciation but also to provide big opportunities for audiences to find their own inspiration. More about information about this campaign below :)
Avida x Ayala Museum’s “Inspire Every Day” Campaign
     Guests will get the chance to experience today’s most renowned Filipino creatives in action. Top fashion photographer BJ Pascual and multi-hyphenate filmmaker Jerrold Tarog are scheduled to give talks about their areas of expertise. 

     Aside from the museum’s permanent exhibitions, a special collaborative exhibition by Viva Manila and the Philippine Lego Users Group depicting the grand architecture of old Manila, curated by urban planner Julia Nebrija, will be displayed at the event. Calligrapher and painter Anina Rubio will be creative live art on the Homepossible installation. 

     Avida is also launching “Pursuit of Passion,” a new lifestyle site and resource guide that aims to inspire dreamers and achievers to persevere and breathe life into their passion for art and design, wellness, and investments. Future content in “Pursuit of Passion” will include think pieces and essays contributed by thought leaders and experts, as well as respected icons in their field. 

For more information, head on over to www.avidaland.com
Inspire Every Day and Homepossible will open at 10am and close at 6pm on Saturday, July 30, 2016. 
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Shakey’s Monday Madness

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     And it's back!!! One of the most exciting promos from Shakey's every Monday is totally making a big comeback! Always finding ways to cater to its Guests, Shakey’s has grown to be a favorite hang out among Filipinos. From their mouth-watering Thin Crust pizzas to their all-time favorite Chicken ’N’ Mojos, their ever-dependable menu has evolved over the years to cater to every Guest’s craving.

     As a place that Filipinos know that they can count on for good times and great memories, Shakey’s is giving their Guests a good reason to look forward to Mondays much, much more through their Chicken ’N' Mojos Monday Madness Promo. More reasons to visit Shakey's every Monday and the rest of the week below :)
Shakey’s Monday Madness
     An exclusive offer for all SuperCard holders, the promo entitles card owners to discounts on all Chicken ’N’ Mojos packs. See the dates here:

  • Mondays - July 25, 2016 
  • Mondays- August 1, 8, 15
  • Mondays- 22, 2016. 

     To be enjoyed alone or shared with family and friends, the Shakey’s Monday Madness promo is taking 40% off on the prices of the Solo (3pcs), Buddy (5pcs), Family (7pcs), Party (12pcs) and Blowout (20pcs) packs. 
Shakey’s Monday Madness
Chicken ’N’ Mojos
     Only available for dine-in transactions, Guests now have another reason to start their weekdays on a high note by planning their next Monday get-together at the nearest Shakey’s branch.

For more information:
Like them on Facebook: Shakey’s Pizza 
Follow them on Twitter: @PHShakeys 
Follow them on Instagram: @shakeysph
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Product Review: Otsuka Placenta C Jelly

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     Hello dearies! After sharing with you my review of Otsuka Collagen C Jelly anti-aging supplement. Here's another jelly type supplement that's worth the hype. This product is also a hot item in Japan and belongs to the Otsuka Beauty jelly supplements. Based on the reviews I've read online, this jelly is not only for anti-aging but it can also whiten the skin. So placenta extract, you may ask...

     Some find it weird, taking placenta supplement because uhm well it's placenta! It can come from pig, sheep, or human placenta which are also in capsule and powder form. Otsuka Placenta C Jelly is jelly in form. A placenta supplement for dessert. I'm sure you're intrigued. If you think it's gross because it is placenta, well Otsuka made taking placenta supplement enjoyable and yummy. More details on Otsuka Placenta C Jelly below :)
Product Review: Otsuka Placenta C Jelly Review
Otsuka Placenta C Jelly claims:

  • The hottest beauty & diet innovation from Japan! 
  • Each pack of exotically Mango flavored Skin C placenta jelly contains 15000 mg of premium placenta extract, which has been processed using a special manufacturing process to eliminate any peculiar odors. I
  • ndividually packed portions of jelly are convenient and easy to eat, especially if you don't like taking tablet or powder form of diet supplement. 
  • Unique enzyme decomposition processing allows the collagen, placenta peptides and hyaluronic acids to be easily absorbed. 
  • placenta beauty diet supplement is both safe and diet-friendly.
Product Review: Otsuka Placenta C Jelly Review
Otsuka Placenta C Jelly benefits:


  • Low molecular weight collagen peptide: provides essential amino acids to replenish and restructure the skin from within
  • Elastin
  • Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid: a glycoprotein essential for the structural integrity of dermal matrix and a stimulant of collagen synthesis
  • Placenta extract
  • Swallow's nest extract
  • Ceramide
  • Vitamin C: a vital factor for collagen synthesis
  • Otsuka Placenta C Jelly is sugar-free, caffeine-free and preservatives-free
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Nutritional Information (PER 70 G = 1 BOX)
Energy 72 kcal
Placenta Extract 132,000 mg
Low molecular collagen peptide 66,000 mg
Elastin 220 mg
Proteoglycan 13 mg
Vitamin C 465 mg
Mangosteen Extract 111 mg
Bird's Nest Extract 111 mg
Product Review: Otsuka Placenta C Jelly Review
31 jelly sticks good for 1 month supply
size: 10g x 31pcs (31-day supply)

price: 1,080 php (Around $23.00+)

place bought: Free

instruction for use: Eat 1 jelly as dessert everyday. There's no specific time since the product's purpose is to make collagen consumption fun and exciting. 

 ingredients:  Placenta Extract, Low molecular collagen peptide, Elastin, Proteoglycan, Vitamin C, Mangosteen Extract, Bird's Nest Extract, Mango Juice
Product Review: Otsuka Placenta C Jelly Review
     To tell you honestly, I enjoyed eating this placenta jelly sticks. It's so yummy and it doesn't taste weird or smells funky unlike the collagen jelly stick. I also like the consistency of this more because it has a true jelly-like texture. I forgot that I'm taking placenta and just eating jelly for dessert. Yum!
Product Review: Otsuka Placenta C Jelly Review
     I'm expecting this product to be effective since it has around 4,000+ mg of collagen per serving. The average dosage of placenta extract is around 4,000-5,000 mg a day for it to be effective so this one did not fail on that part. It also contains a small amount of collagen so yay for the anti-aging department as it gives a little boost on that. Should I say placenta and collagen combined gives great results? Look at my photo below, no makeup only eyeliner on my eyelids. You can still see my hori's nevus that I thought to be freckles, there's a pimple on my forehead, large pores on my nose but my face looks glowing and blooming even if I only have 4 hours of sleep. 
Product Review: Otsuka Placenta C Jelly Review
What I like:

  • Otsuka Placenta Jelly C is Japan FDA approved.
  • The packaging- it's very handy and travel-friendly.
  • It's wrap individually, convenient to bring anytime, anywhere.
  • This jelly stick form of placenta can be eaten any time of the day. It's perfect for snacks or dessert because it has a fruity flavor. I like the flavor of this, it's mango but there's a peach after taste. 
  • Best paired with glutathione to boost and speed up the whitening process. But this one can also whiten the skin alone and give it a pinkish tone.
  • I didn't experience any discomforts like vomiting, headache, nausea, breakouts or whatsoever.
  • Otsuka Placenta C Jelly made my skin glowing even if there were times that I only have 4 hours of sleep.
  • Gave me a smooth and supple skin during the time I'm taking this jelly. 
  • My skin looks healthy and shiny- not the 'oil' type of shine, if you may ask.
  • Batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the package.

What I don't like:

  • The price- a bit steep for budget conscious individuals.
  • Not easily accessible.

Will I purchase? Yes, I'll maintain this supplement as I love the taste and the results on my skin. It's also an anti-aging and whitening product in one, so it's worth every peso.

Recommendation:
     I give this a 5/5 rating. The pictures don't lie. During the time I'm taking Otsuka Placenta C Jelly, I can go out with minimal or no makeup for reals! I highly recommend this product if you want to try anti-aging and whitening supplement in one. Since this already in jelly stick form, taking placenta is now enjoyable.

     As for other results in the anti-aging department like less wrinkles or fine lines, I think it will follow if Otsuka Placenta C Jelly is taken for months. I have a great experience while taking this product and if asked, I will maintain this in my anti-aging supplements.

Have you heard or tried Otsuka Placenta C Jelly before?

For orders and other inquiries on Cheska's Online Store, you may reach them through,
email: cheskasstore@yahoo.com
mobile numbers: 0915-3463000, 0922-5458124 and 0928-3997789
Like them on Facebook: Cheska's Store
Follow them on Instagram: @cheskasstore

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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Cheska's Online Store for review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa.
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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Continues to Pour Happy Across the Archipelago

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     Hello dearies! I have great news to all of you, especially the coffee lovers out there! The country’s authority in premium coffee and tea opens 6 new branches for 2016. The success of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® in a country known for having the nicest people in the world is no surprise. A relationship-driven beverage company, the brand continues to serve up smiles through their handcrafted and premium coffee and tea.

     The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® only serves the best to its customers. Their quality coffee is sourced from no less than the top 1% of specialty grade A Arabica beans while their quality tea leaves are hand-plucked using only the top two leaves and a bud of each plant. Each bean & tea leaf is selected and prepared with such care that it is no wonder customers always return for their favorite drinks. Among these favorites are the famous Chai Tea Latte and the brand's original creation: the Original Ice Blended® drink. More stories about The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® below :)
 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Continues to Pour Happy Across the Archipelago
     In the last 50 years, the brand has grown to up to 1,000 stores in 25 countries and has since made numerous milestones in the Philippines since it opened its first branch at Greenbelt 3 in 2003. Through the years they have launched the CBTL™ Single Serve Beverage System in 2010 and opened the brand's first restaurant concept, The 26th St. Bistro, and the first CBTL™ Coffee Bar in 2012. 
 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Continues to Pour Happy Across the Archipelago
CBTL Single Serve Beverage System
     Continuing its growth, in the first 6 months of 2016, the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has proudly opened six new branches, pouring happy in Circuit Lane and The Enterprise Center in Makati City, Robinsons Galleria in Cebu City, SM MOA Arena Annex (MAAX) in Pasay City, SM Southmall in Las Piñas, and U.P. Town Center in Quezon City. As of the month of July, the brand has renovated its stores at TriNoma Mall in Quezon City and Ortigas Park in Pasig City. 
 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Continues to Pour Happy Across the Archipelago
CBTL's Ice Cream Ice Blended drinks
     No doubt, the brand's expansion may be attributed to the fact that relationships remain at the heart of everything The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® does as it partners with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and REAL Life Foundation through the Caring Cup Global Charity Program, the brand's Corporate Social Responsibility arm. 

     The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® also reaches out to its customers, through the Swirl Rewards Card program, the Giving Journal, and the Brew Your Best Year community, a home-grown initiative that was launched in 2014, making its local success reach beyond its quality coffee and tea.

For more information on  The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® Philippines 
Follow them on Twitter: @CBTLPH @BREWPH 
Follow them on Instagram: @CBTLPH @BREWPH
Subscribe to: brewyourbestyear.com

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Althea Korea Turns 1

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     Months ago, I've discovered an online shopping destination that caters to all things Korean! No need to fly to Korea just to get hold of their skin care products, makeup line, makeup tools, hair and body products and a whole lot more in the beauty-cosmetics department. I was one of the few who got the first dibs when Althea Korea launched their Philippine website- http://ph.althea.kr/ last January 20, 2016.

     Have you seen or visited Althea Korea PH website yet? To give you an idea Althea is the national flower of Korea. Basically this amazing online shop represents the beauty of Korea and delivers authentic K-beauty items to the world. 
Althea Korea Turns 1
Althea Korea 

  • Althea Korea is the wonderful shopping land where you can get your K-Beauty fix and have it shipped from Korea to your doorsteps! (no tax no fuss!) within 10 - 15 working days. 
  • Their prices are amazing, and they have lots of fun, trendy Seoul exclusive beauty products for you to unboxing! 
  • Best price. 
  • Free Shipping over PHP1,500. 
  • 30 Days Unconditional Return. 
  • 100% Authentic.

     For this month, Althea Korea is throwing a huge party as Althea Korea turns 1! See what's in store for you in Althea's Birthday Celebration from 20th - 31st July, 2016:
Althea Korea Turns 1
1. Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit
For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.
Althea Korea Turns 1
Limited edition birthday box that's oh so cute!!!
2. Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers
Full size beauty products. While stocks last. 
Althea Korea Turns 1
3. Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!
Rebate will be credited into your account. 
Althea Korea Turns 1
#AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest

  • Got your Althea party kit? Wish us a happy birthday with #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea! 
  • Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won.
  • Contest starts from 20th July - 15th August, 2016. *Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to www.althea.kr and Althea Facebook for more information.

     And now for my birthday haul... Since I have lots of makeup in my stash, (because I see to it to finish one product before buying a new one) my haul consists mostly of skin care products and makeup up tools. I have a hard time deciding what to buy because I want to buy them all!!! No kidding, once you're browsing at Althea Korea PH website, you'll feel soo excited shopping and will just add not just one but two, three, four, and more item inside your shopping cart :)
Althea Korea Turns 1
     These brands are new to me. But I've seen Mamonde before while I was browsing some beauty bloggers website a few years back. I'll enumerate the products you see above and their respective prices here:
Althea Korea Turns 1
1. Mamonde Rose Water Toner (250 ml) 540 php
2. It's My Cleansing- Lip and Eye Makeup Remover (100 ml) 122 php
3. It's My Cushion Case Set- It's My Cushion Case 235 php
4. It's My Puff- It' My Cushion Puff 40 php
5. It's My Cleansing- It's My Peeling Wash (100 ml) 162 php
6. KOCOSTAR Five Finger Nail Pack 100 php
7. Elizavecca Gold CF Nest White Bomb Eye Cream 400 php

     Yay! I'm so happy with my haul because it's all new to me. I will make a review of these items soon so let me know which one you would like me to try first, okay? Just comment below :) But for now, enjoy shopping at http://ph.althea.kr/

Happy Birthday Althea Korea!

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Feature: Helix-D Eye Serum

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     Did you know that as early as 25, one can start their anti-aging skin care regimen? I just discovered this when I'm already 30 years old. I'm not sure if I'm already late because I just incorporated those anti-aging moisturizers and eye creams two years ago in my skin care routine. Since we live in a tropical climate, we are often expose to sun when we go outside the house. Sun exposure can lead to skin damage and premature aging. Visible signs include age spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. The damage is usually irreversible or may require expensive medical treatments to correct.

     Now, you can combat sun damage and bring back the youthful glow of your skin with the fast-acting solution from Helix-D. A scientific breakthrough in skincare, Helix-D surpasses all current anti-aging products in the market, combining potent ingredients and patented technologies to provide amazing results once thought impossible from an over-the-counter product. Let's discover more about the product below :)
Feature: Helix-D Eye Serum
Helix-D skin care line:

  • There are two products in the line namely: Helix-D Face & Neck Serum and Helix-D Eye Serum 
  • Both are with super-hydrators to draw and hold extra water in skin like moisture magnets, even in sun-baked climates or harsh winter weather.
  • Potent anti-oxidants to fight free radicals and protect the skin from the signs of aging.
  • Contains power peptides to ease the appearance of deep wrinkles and smoothen the skin surface.
  • 100% certified matrikines for improving skin elasticity and skin tone.
  • With continuous use, you can see dramatic results within weeks. Helix-D Advanced Face & Neck Serum and Helix-D Advanced Eye Serum also produce a more powerful synergy when used together as part of your total daily skin care regimen. 
Feature: Helix-D Eye Serum
size: 35 ml / 1.23 fl. oz.

price: 3,980 php (Around $84.45)

place bought: Free
 Helix-D Advanced Face & Neck Serum and Helix-D Advanced Eye Serum are exclusively distributed in the country by Fast Beauty PH and available at SM Makati, SM Aura, Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM North Edsa. 

instructions for use: Begin with clean, dry skin. Apply Helix-D 2-3 times daily. Use sparingly. Helix-D is a concentrated formula. Gently massage Helix-D into the targeted area, using a circular motion, until completely absorbed. Helix-D absorbs immediately, leaving your skin youthful, smooth and silky.

ingredients: Distilled Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Potuluca Oleracae Extract, Betaine, Glyceryl Acrylate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Saccaride Isomerate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate.
Feature: Helix-D Eye Serum
Helix-D in action:

  • Helix-D’s patented and innovative delivery systems keep its active ingredients 100% potent and easily absorbed by the skin. 
  • The Dual Liposome Technology protects the full potency of the ingredients until they come in contact with the skin while the Double Helix-D Delivery System (DHDS) protects the ingredients from being neutralized by the skin’s natural defense mechanisms. 
  • The Low Polar Friction-Free Delivery System (LFDS) technology also delivers the ingredients into the targeted areas of the skin and the exclusive, patented “nano-water” delivery system makes active ingredients penetrate the skin easily, regardless of oily skin or clogged pores.
Feature: Helix-D Eye Serum

Helix- D Eye Serum benefits:

  • Helps reduce the look of fine lines & crow's feet.
  • Helps lighten the look of dark circles.
  • Reduces puffy appearance around the eyes.
  • Supports collagen renewal.
  • Increases skin firmness and improves skin texture.
  • Helps prevent the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.
  • With its advanced formula, Helix-D works to rejuvenate your skin from the very first application and builds stronger action each time you use it. 

     We cannot hide from the damaging rays of the sun but we can combat those pesky effects of damaging sun rays. Aside from using sunblock and sunscreen, using umbrella, wearing sunglasses, caps, bonnets, and other things that will protect our skin from UVA/UVB rays will do. Most importantly, using skin care products that is suitable for reversing the signs of aging is highly recommended. I'll try this product soonest and update you if it's a yay or a nay.

     I hope this products works for me. With the hefty price tag, I have high hopes with Helix-D because most of the effective eye serums in the market today are in this price range.

Do you use eye creams and eye serum?

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Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches

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     I agree that you can never have too many lipsticks especially if the shades are so gorgeous and you get compliments every time you wear them! I've been sporting different shades of matte lipsticks lately and most of them are nudes! It's time for nude lipsticks to shine but most of my friends are afraid to wear them. They told me that the shade washes them out. Either they look pale or sick. 

     If you're itching to sport nude lipstick but having second thoughts on what specific shade to get then fret not because Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick by Colorsensational is the answer. I received these matte nude colors in rosy flesh-tone pigments last month and surprisingly I get compliments every time I wear my favorite shades from the line. So without further ado, sharing with you below my photos, swatch and my thoughts on Maybelline Rosy Matte by Colorsensational Lipsticks in Natural Beige, Soft Pink, Rosy Peach, Apricot Beige, and Salmon Pink below :)
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick

     When sultry, smoky eyes or luscious, long lashes are the main focus of a woman’s makeup, nude-hued lips were originally worn to downplay a beauty look. But today, nudes have evolved into becoming a style staple and statement perfect for that clean and sexy everyday look.
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
     From the power lip franchise, Color Sensational, that brought us the hottest-selling Creamy Matte and the most vivacious lip colors with Vivid Matte – the World’s No. 1 Makeup Brand, Maybelline New York, unveils a universally flattering rosy nude lip collection for the Filipina skin tone with Rosy MatteMaybelline New York’s ever-popular lip franchise, 
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
     Color Sensational, has always delivered the best of lipsticks with amazing colors, finishing it with superior formula – and Rosy Matte is no exception to this. Rosy Matte’s high pigmentation, lasting power, hydrating, and light-weight features in just one swipe. 
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
     With five lustful and obsession-worthy shades to choose from: Natural Beige, Soft Pink, Rosy Peach, Apricot Beige, and Salmon Pink – get the right shade for your skin tone and get ready to embrace the nude lip trend you’ve always wanted to try! Sharing with you my more photos, swatches, and my thoughts below :)
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
size: 0.13 oz. / 3.9 g

price: 299 php (Around $6.30+)

place bought: Free
Available at all Maybelline Counters nationwide

instructions for use: Apply the lip color starting in the center of your lip. Work from the center to the outer edges and then follow the contours of your mouth. Glide the lip color across the entire bottom lip.

ingredients: Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Ozokerite, Hydogenated Jojoba Oil, Isostearyl Isostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Kaolin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone, Silsesquioxane Crossplolymer, Alumina, Nylon-12, Polyethelene, Aluminum Hydroxide, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, BHT, Silica, MEL/Honey, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Propylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid. [+/-] May contain Cl 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Cl 15985/Yellow 6 Lake, Cl 15850/ Red 7, Cl 45380/Red 22 Lake, Cl 77492, Cl 77499/Iron Dioxides, Cl 45410/Red 28 Lake, Cl 19140 Yellow 5 Lake, Cl 42090/Blue 1 Lake 
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
Swatches
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Natural Beige
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Natural Beige
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Salmon Pink
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Salmon Pink
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Rosy Peach
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Rosy Peach
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Apricot Beige
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Apricot Beige
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Soft Pink
Product Review: Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick- Photos and Swatches
Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Soft Pink
What I like:

  • The price- it's very affordable. Great for budget conscious individuals.
  • There's no funky or weird scent.
  • The packaging- it has an opaque packaging that comes in pretty metallic pink color.
  • It's easy to apply. Glides smoothly on my lips.
  • The texture is creamy and gives a full coverage after two swipes on my pigmented lips.
  • It's not drying on my lips but I still prefer to apply lip balm prior to application.
  • There are five vivid colors to choose from.
  • It's easily accessible.
  • The shades are wearable, perfect for everyday lip color and those who want to achieve the 'no make-up' makeup look.
  • The best part- did not wash me out in photos. I don't look pale nor sick.
  • Three out of five shades are true to the color of the lipstick inside the tube upon application. These shades are rosy peach, salmon pink, and natural beige. 

What I don't like:

  • The shades at the bottom of the bullet can be misleading to the true color of the lipstick.
  • The staying power is so-so as it fades after eating.
  • Two shades- salmon pink and soft pink look different on my pigmented lips. 

Will I repurchase? Yes! My favorite colors are natural beige and salmon pink. I always get a lot of compliments whenever I sport these shades :)

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. Yay to Maybelline Philippines for bringing this line here in our country. Now Filipinas can go nude and choose nude lipsticks that's budget friendly and wearable. I highly recommend Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipsticks to those who want to try nude lipsticks since this shade is in trend this year. Go ahead and swatch these five color at Maybelline counters nationwide and dare to go nude!

Have you tried these gorgeous nudes from Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick? What's your favorite shade?

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Product Review: Otsuka Collagen C Jelly

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     Hello dearies! Sharing with you a review of Otsuka Collagen C Jelly anti-aging supplement. This product is a hot item in Japan and to those who have tried it, their experience was good. Before Cheska's online store sent me this product for a review, I've seen a pack of Otsuka Collagen C Jelly inside my sister's bag. She said that her college friend who goes to Japan for a vacation gave it to her.

    I was intrigued because it's new to me. Collagen in jelly stick form? Surprisingly, yes. From powder form and juice drinks, now comes jelly sticks! Will this type of collagen make it big here in our country in the anti-aging department? I've heard this type of collagen is famous in Japan because it's convenient to use and the fruity flavor makes it easier to consume. Full review details of Otsuka Collagen C Jelly below :)
Product Review: Otsuka Collagen C Jelly 
Otsuka Collagen C Jelly claims:

  • This beauty product is a hot item in Japan.
  • A beauty on the go product- convenient because it's individually packed.
  • Otsuka Collagen C Jelly contains 15,000 mg of low molecular weight collagen peptide. 
  • One week is all it takes to experience noticeably softer and more hydrated skin. 
  • With continued use, the vitamin C and amino acids will promote younger and healthier skin that radiates from within. 
  • This product contains 10.3 kcal per serving, a passionfruit flavored treat that fits your diet regimen.
  • Otsuka Collagen C Jelly is sugar-free, caffeine-free and preservatives-free.
Product Review: Otsuka Collagen C Jelly 
Otsuka Collagen C Jelly benefits:

  • Low molecular weight collagen peptide: provides essential amino acids to replenish and restructure the skin from within
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate: a component of cartilage, synergises with hyaluronic acid to support skin elasticity
  • Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid: a glycoprotein essential for the structural integrity of dermal matrix and a stimulant of collagen synthesis
  • Vitamin C: a necessary cofactor in collagen synthesis.
  • Royal jelly extract: highly nutritious fluid secreted by the bee
  • Low molecular weight polyphenol: derived from lychee and green tea, this antioxidant protects against the aging effects of UV rays and other environmental toxins.

Nutritional Information (PER 70 G = 1 BOX)
Energy 72 kcal
Fish collagen 15 000 mg
Protein 16 g
Glucosamine 100 mg
Lipid 0 g
Chondroitin sulphate 50 mg
Carbohydrates 8.6 g
Hyaluronic acid 10 mg
Sodium 21 mg
Royal jelly extract 25 mg
Vitamin C 100 mg
Low molecular weight
polyphenol 10 mg
Glucide 0 g
Caffeine 0 mg
Product Review: Otsuka Collagen C Jelly 
One box contains 31 jelly sticks 
size: 10g x 31pcs (31-day supply)

price: 1,080 php (Around $23.00+)

place bought: Free

instruction for use: Eat 1 jelly as dessert everyday. There's no specific time since the product's purpose is to make collagen consumption fun and exciting. 

 ingredients:  Fish collagen, Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium, Vitamin C, Royal Jelly Extract, Polyphenol
Product Review: Otsuka Collagen C Jelly 
     Look at the color of the packaging, it's hot pink! My first impression when the box reached our doorsteps last month. Upon opening, I saw 31 jelly sticks that needs to be consumed as everyday dessert but at the back of my mind I was figuring out the taste. If you're a long time collagen supplement user, I assume that most of the collagen brands that you have tried in the market today have a fishy smell and taste. 
Product Review: Otsuka Collagen C Jelly 
     At first I was intimidated by the color of Otsuka Collagen C Jelly stick, I'm a bit hesitant to taste it because my sensitive nose smells something different. It smells fruit but there's a bit of fish smell. Without tasting the product, I can surely say it's collagen. As for the taste, I can say it's like blackcurrant to berry but again, there's an after taste like that of the regular collagen that I've tried and reviewed before but it was tolerable!

What I like:

  • Otsuka Collagen Jelly C is Japan FDA approved.
  • The packaging- it's very handy and travel-friendly.
  • It's wrap individually, convenient to bring anytime, anywhere.
  • This jelly stick form of collagen can be eaten any time of the day. It's perfect for snacks or dessert because it has a fruity flavor.
  • Best paired with glutathione to boost and speed up the whitening process. 
  • I didn't experience any discomforts like vomiting, headache, nausea, breakouts or whatsoever.
  • Otsuka Collagen C Jelly made my skin glowing even if there were times that I only have 4 hours of sleep.
  • Less hair fall and no more brittle nails.
  • It made my skin supple and hydrated. There are times that I don't need to use my favorite lotion.
  • My skin looks healthy and shiny- not the 'oil' type of shine, if you may ask.
  • Batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the package.

What I don't like:

  • The price- a bit steep for budget conscious individuals.
  • Not easily accessible.
Will I purchase? Yes, it's in the realm of possibility. I've already considered taking collagen supplement as part of my anti-aging regimen.

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. I guess it's because of the collagen content per stick. I made a computation based on what's written on the box (77,500 mg / 31 sticks) so I presume that each stick contains roughly around 2,500 mg of collagen and the required is around 3,000-5,000 mg a day especially if you're older let's say around 40 years old above. But I will still highly recommend this if you're around 25 years old and new to collagen supplements.

     As for the fine lines, pre-mature wrinkles, wrinkles, laugh lines and crow's feet, I'm lucky that I have a few of them that's unnoticeable as of the moment. While taking the supplement, I did not see a drastic change on their size, appearance etc but my skin felt a tight feeling so meaning less sagging of the skin. Again, it is best to see maximum results with continued use :) 

Have you heard or tried Otsuka Collagen C Jelly before?

For orders and other inquiries on Cheska's Online Store, you may reach them through,
email: cheskasstore@yahoo.com
mobile numbers: 0915-3463000, 0922-5458124 and 0928-3997789
Like them on Facebook: Cheska's Store
Follow them on Instagram: @cheskasstore

Good Times!~


DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Cheska's Online Store for review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa.
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Penshoppe Brings Lucky Blue Smith to Manila

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     We just got Lucky and yes you read it right. International casual wear brand Penshoppe is bringing one of its brand ambassadors, Lucky Blue Smith, to Manila. The male supermodel is expected to arrive in the country on July 29 to participate in a fashion show and meet and greet with fans. The 18-year old Los Angeles native joined Team Penshoppe as its newest global ambassador early this year.

     On July 29, Lucky Blue will walk the runway as a special guest model for Penshoppe's fashion show at the Conrad Manila. Fans can also look forward to a special meet and greet session with Lucky Blue at Penshoppe SM Aura on July 30 (Saturday). Do you want to see Lucky Blue Smith in person? Read more below on how to score invites to this exciting event!
Penshoppe Brings Lucky Blue Smith to Manila
Lucky Blue Smith
Here are the mechanics:

  • From July 6-17, customers can get a promo code with a minimum spend of P500 at any Penshoppe boutique. They must then log on to www.penshoppe.com/luckyblue and use the promo code to register and receive their raffle entries. 
  • Registered Penshoppe loyalty card holders can also get a raffle entry for free just by registering online. There will be 50 individual winners of meet and greet passes and 150 winners of two (2) fashion show invites. Online registration ends on July 20. For complete mechanics, just log on to www.penshoppe.com/luckyblue

     Lucky Blue Smith was introduced to the public as a Penshoppe ambassador back in February when he front-lined the brand's Spring-Summer 2016 campaign. Other global ambassadors of Penshoppe include supermodels Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Sean O’Pry as well as Asian superstars Sandara Park and Mario Maurer

To see more of Lucky Blue Smith
     Like them on Facebook: penshoppe 
Follow them on Twitter: @penshoppe
Follow them on Instagram: @penshoppe

Good Times!~

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Petron and GetGo Fuel Your Flights Raffle Promo

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      Great news to all the vehicle owners who gas up at Petron! Here's your chance to get an awesome GetGo points. Where would you fly to if you had an instant 25,000 GetGo bonus points? Start planning your vacation to Sydney, Bali, Hong Kong, or any dream travel destination as GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, gives loyal Petron customers more exciting reasons to gas up!

     With the Petron and GetGo Fuel Your Flights raffle promo, Petron Value Card holders not only fly for free by turning gas into boarding pass, they can also get a chance to be one of six lucky winners of 25,000 GetGo points by simply presenting their Value Card when they gas up at any of the 2,000 Petron service stations nationwide. See mechanics below!
Petron and GetGo Fuel Your Flights Raffle Promo
Here's how to join:

  • To join the bonus points raffle promo, simply convert a minimum of 500 Petron Value Card Peso points to GetGo points. 
  • Two (2) Petron Peso points are equal to three (3) GetGo points. 
  • Simply email petronvaluecard@petron.com to request for conversion.
  • One GetGo point converted is equivalent to one (1) e-raffle entry. 
  • So that’s automatically 750 GetGo points and 750 e-raffle entries. 
  • Deadline for conversion is until September 30, 2016 while the raffle draw is on October 7, 2016.
Petron and GetGo Fuel Your Flights Raffle Promo
     Aside from filling up with gasoline, diesel, kerosene or autoLPG fuel, customers can also earn Petron Peso points when they purchase engine oils and Petron Gasul at participating stations. GetGo points can also be redeemed for Cebu Pacific add-on products such as baggage, insurance and meals.

     Hurry and fuel your way to more free flights to local and international Cebu Pacific destinations! Drive to the nearest Petron station for a chance to win 25,000 GetGo bonus points.

     To register for a GetGo account, simply visit www.GetGo.com.ph, click JOIN, fill out the application form, and for only a P150 membership fee, have your personalized GetGo card delivered to your doorstep.

For more information on GetGo
visit www.GetGo.com.ph
call +632 71-GETGO (43846)
Like them on Facebook: GETGO PH
Follow them on Twitter: @GetGoPH
Follow them on Instagram: @GetGoPH
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