Small Ways You Can Help the Environment

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     If we believe the almost unanimous scientific consensus regarding climate change—and why wouldn’t we? It’s not like that many scientists could be in on one massive conspiracy—then we know the situation with our environment is already becoming dire. The day that we could turn this catastrophe around and avoid any irrevocable damage has long since passed. The name of the game now is to contain the damage already done and do whatever it takes to forestall the process before things get much worse.

    While climate change in its enormity might seem like something for governments, oil corporations, and car manufacturers to deal with, and it is on the large scale, that doesn’t mean we don’t all have our own parts to play on the small scale. And truly, every little bit each person does to pull their own weight brings us that much closer to slowing down this desperate situation and salvaging the world as we know it for our grandchildren.
Small Ways You Can Help the Environment
     So, just what is your part? We’re glad you asked. Read on for our list of small ways you can help the environment.

1. Limit the use of your fossil fuel-burning car.

     This can seem daunting at first, but there are in fact many ways to get around town that don’t involve your car. 

     The first two offer the added benefit of getting you physically fit along the way: bike riding and walking. If you can make it work, why not do it? You’ll save money on fuel, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint, and you’ll slim down that tummy.

     If that proves untenable, give public transportation a try. The buses will run with you or without you, which means they’re always burning the same amount of fuel. Hopping onboard and putting that fuel to use for your commute will reduce your own polluting.

     You can also rely upon telecommuting and online shopping to further reduce your car usage.

2. Reduce food packaging use. 

     What does this even mean? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you.

     Start carrying your own cup, especially when going out for coffee or when drinking water. Our landfills are quickly filling up with billions of paper and plastic cups from major coffee retailors, Styrofoam cups from businesses around the world, and countless plastic water bottles. This doesn’t only apply to cups. Bring your own silverware rather than using plastic utensils that will end up right next to all those cups in our landfills.

     Buy in bulk whenever possible. Generally this saves you a few pennies on the dollar, which is reason enough. But bulk sizes make more efficient use of packaging materials, thereby dramatically reducing the amount of packaging waste at the end of the day.

3. Stop wasting food. 

     We waste enough food each year to feed several developing countries. We go to the store, buy more than we need, and then throw it away when we can’t make use of it before its expiration date. This means that the many precious resources used to produce that food and ship it to your local grocery store have been utterly wasted alongside your hard earned money.

     How to avoid this. Simple. Take greater care when making your grocery list. Notice which food you throw away week after week and rethink how much you need to buy. Eat your leftovers rather than simply stowing them in some Tupperware until they mold over and you throw them away.

4. Partake of reusable pastimes. 

     Like what? Consider the pack-a-day smoker. Despite appearances, those cigarettes don’t just disappear into thin air. No, they release toxic smoke and ash into our already polluted air, not to mention they litter our sidewalks and parks with dirty butts. Why not replace such a habit with a non-polluting, reusable pastimes like vaping? For instance, with NJOY e-cigarette products, you have a non-toxic vapor that dissipates into the air and a vaping device that the vaper uses over and over again, creating no waste – and, of course, it’s better for your health.

     So, there you go. Small ways you can contribute to our fight against climate change. We’re all in it together, and we all need to play our parts. If we do, we just might salvage something of this beautiful planet for our future generations.
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3 Reasons to See Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

     Hi dearies! I'm so excited to share with you what happened last night at Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. I was invited by Araneta Group of Companies to see Mickey Mouse and the gang perform live on stage. They gave me 2 VIP tickets :) Aside from moi, my son Kenzo was so excited to watch the show. He's a fan of Mickey Mouse and other Disney cartoon characters like Donald Duck, Goofy, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody. 

     The touring show, will run from September 1 to 6, so there's still four days left if you want to see a jam pack session of  song and dance number performed by 25 Disney stars headed by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, along with best-loved characters from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story. So without further ado, here's three awesome reasons why you should not miss this once a year Disney musical show that I'm sure will relive the Disney memories in you and will leave a magical touch in your child's heart. 
3 Reasons to See Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
1. Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival will be held in Araneta Center's Kia Theatre.

     Kia Theatre is the formerly known New Frontier Theater. It is an ultra-modern entertainment venue equipped with the latest in audio, visual and lighting technologies that is sure to elevate your viewing experience to new levels. 
3 Reasons to See Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
See Kia Theatre from the outside and inside
2. Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival will showcase more than 25 Disney stars headed by Mickey Mouse- the rock star of the show! 

     He will show you memorable scenes from the movies Aladdin, Little Mermaid, and Toy Story. I'm sure that you'll enjoy watching them sing and dance to the favorite movie sound tracks that you used to sing when you're a kid, a teen, or even at this age and time. Classic Disney songs like A Whole New World, Under the Sea, and Part of Your World.

3 Reasons to See Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
Mickey Mouse and the gang
3 Reasons to See Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
Disney characters that will always have a special place in our heart!
3. Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival is a perfect bonding time/activity for the whole family and also with your friends :)

     I was teary-eyed when the show started. Honestly, hearing Disney songs and seeing Mickey Mouse perform live on stage gave me goose bumps. Nothing beats the classics! Deep inside my heart I'm happy to see Kenzo sing, dance, and enjoy every minute of the show. There's a time that Kenzo just stared at Mickey Mouse because he was amazed. He listens to what Mickey says on stage. I can feel that he is enjoying and this kind of bonding is priceless!

3 Reasons to See Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
Mommy shopgirljen and Sofi with Mommy Kath and Ken
3 Reasons to See Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
Congratulations Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival Team :)
     I know there are more reasons why you need to see the show but I only listed three because these are the important things why you should not miss this. I'm inviting everyone to watch Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival at Kia Theatre. This show will run from September 1-6, 2015 only so go ahead invite your family and friends. The more, the merrier!

     And because I want you to see the gang perform live, I'm giving away 2 Orchestra tickets to one winner for September 5, 2015 show. It will start exactly at 6:00 p.m. so don't be late, okay! Only three (3) simple steps to join:

1. Follow me on Instagram @kathneko
2. Repost the photo below on your Instagram Account. Set it in public so I can see your entry.
ANSWER AND CAPTION THIS: I want to see Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival this coming Saturday at the newly opened Kia Theatre because _____. Tag 3 friends and @kathneko. Use the hashtag #DisneyLiveXKathRiveraGiveaway.
3. One entry per contestant please. Comment your name, email, Instagram URL and Repost link on the comment section below.
3 Reasons to See Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
Kenzo remarks:  "The show is pretty awesome, Mom!"
     I'll use to pick up the name of the winner. Giveaway will end tomorrow night. I'll announce the winner on Friday. I'll personally give the tickets to the winner on Saturday. Good luck to all joining!

     It is going to be a fun-filled show for the whole family to enjoy! Tickets to Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at the Kia Theatre are now on sale. Order your tickets via TicketNet Online at or call 911-5555.

Good Times!~

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Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration

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     First of all I want to say congratulations to Robinsons Supermarket for your successful and fruitful 30 years. Robinsons Supermarket is our go-to grocery shopping destination for more than two years now because of the convenience and eureka moment it brings every time we visit their branch here in Novaliches. This is my highly recommended supermarket to date for your everyday essential needs. From head to toe, breakfast to dinner, everything that your household needs, name it and they have it. I also like the fact that shopping inside Robinsons Supermarket gives convenience to budget conscious shoppers as they have promo and bundled items section. They make budgeting easy because they're selling their products per piece like for example their coffee in sachet. Since I love drinking coffee, there are times I find it hard to stick to one brand. So what I do every time I shop for coffee, I buy sachets of different brands. 

     Robinsons Supermarket opened its first branch at Cebu Fuente in 1985 and since then grew to 116 stores nationwide. More stores are expected to open within the year. So with this milestone, there are (3) things why you should join Robinsons Supermarket's celebration this whole month of September. Scroll down dearies to see what's in store for you!
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration 
     The country’s first supermarket chain to take on the wellness advocacy, Robinsons Supermarket is celebrating three decades of serving the Filipino family with a series of activities for its loyal patrons to enjoy.
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration 
Robinsons Supermarket General Manager-Jody Gadia
     Robinsons Supermarket kickstarts its “30 Fresh Years” milestone celebration by launching a new health and wellness section format for Robinsons Supermarket Pioneer, sponsored by one of its trusted partners, Nestle Philippines. Sponsored booths directed towards good health were also made available for guests.
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration
Free healthy nuts upon completion the task in each booth
1. Starting this August throughout September, Robinsons Supermarket will hold the Family Fun Fair promo in all stores wherein health and wellness and other exciting booths await consumers, packed with gifts and prizes. 
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration 
Schedule of activities for September
     There are five booths that will test your speed, memory, sense of touch, and the combination of these three. The tasks are very easy. Upon completing the tasks, you will receive special prizes. I dare you try these five fun-filled activities. The first booth is called "Heart on the Move". 
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration 
Heart on the move booth
     After testing your speed, there's a booth called "Box Your Mind". This is a memory game booth. 
 All you have to do is arrange the items in order that you see in the picture.
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration 
Box Your Mind booth
      Another booth is called "Dare to Touch". You need to guess what's inside the box after touching them. The clues will be given so don't worry, there's no harmful objects inside :)
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration
Dare to Touch booth
      This booth is fun and exciting. It's called "Discover Wellness". All you have to do is spell the sentence I LOVE WELLNESS. Look how fun this game, we actually enjoyed it!
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration 
Discover Wellness booth
      Last booth is called "Love Your Home". Basically, this is a fold-the-shirt kind of game. I wasn't able to take a photo while one of the bloggers in our group do the folding thing to show you how we played the game.
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration 
Love Your Home booth
2. The Family Fun Fair mall events will be held in Robinsons Place Manila from August 28-30, Robinsons Place Malolos from September 4-6, and Robinsons Place Dumaguete from September 18-20.

3. Meanwhile, Robinsons Rewards Card members get double the fun as they are entitled to amazing rewards and bonuses for the whole month of September. A special one day Thank You Day caravan will also start rolling come September, exclusive for members.

     Aside from the exciting booths, join Robinsons Supermarket as it celebrates “30 Fresh Years” by also Robinsons Supermarket Family Fun Fair Promo that started last August 1 and will end by September 30, 2015. All you have to do is purchase Php 500 worth of products from the participating brand and get 1 raffle coupon. I'm sure you and your family will enjoy the prizes below:

  • 2 Winners of a Trip for 4 to Malaysia
  • 5 Winners of ASUS Zenbook
  • 5 Winners of GoPro Hero 4
  • 5 Winners of New Nintendo 3DS
  • 100 Winners of P5,000 Robinsons Gift Certificates
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration
Family Fun Fair section
     Thank you so much Robinsons Supermarket for having me. I had a blast during the 30th Anniversary Celebration held at Robinsons Supermarket Pioneer. Cheers! More wellness campaign and great finds from I Love Wellness section to come :) Congratulations also to Nestle Philippines for bringing good food to every Filipino family!
Robinsons Supermarket 30th Anniversary Celebration
#IloveWellness selections and Nestle Philippines products
To learn more about the activities and its wellness campaign its #ILoveWellness campaign, visit its official website: 
Like them on Facebook: RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial

Good Times!~

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Product Review: Rosy Peel

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     Hi dearies! Last month, I received a skin supplement from Growrich-Great Well Pharma and it's in pill form. Rosy Peel Capsule is not new to me because I've seen it on Mercury Drugstore's shelves every time I buy my father's maintenance medicine. Yes, I'm intrigued because simply put it is a skin care supplement. I'm preventing my self from feeding my curiosity that time that's why I did not bother to buy a pill or two because I don't want to ingest something that I have no idea with.

     I did a little research and found different features and reviews on Rosy Peel from beauty bloggers here in the Philippines. Most of them said that it made their skin glowing and they look less haggard during the time their taking this supplement. This product is a combination of young green strawberries, guava, bignay, and kamias. These four fruits are known to be a strong antioxidant, gives anti-aging action on the skin, prevents and repair cell damage reducing risks of disease linked to aging, gives antibacterial remedy, and other benefits not only to make the skin beautiful from the outside but also to protect the body from free-radicals. See my experience after taking Rosy Peel capsule for two weeks below and more information about the product :)
Product Review: Rosy Peel 
Rosy Peel Herbal Dietary Supplement Capsule

     This supplement is made from dormant saps of young green strawberry, bignay, kamias, and guava fruits. Through short fermentation mode, the essential nutrients and phytochemicals contained in the unique combination of these fruit saps were made to work in synergy, unleashing its great potential in keeping the skin healthy and enhancing the skin’s capability for refermation. Rosy Peel 500mg was encapsulated for ease and convenience of intake for a heathier and rosier you.
Product Review: Rosy Peel
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Rosy Peel is a...

  • Rich source of Vitamin C and natural antioxidants that benefit the skin.
  • Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is a water-soluble and anti-oxidant vitamin that takes part in collagen formation to accelerate wound healing. This property may be responsible in controlling deeper crater formation (pockmarks) from pimple manipulation.
  • According to studies, oral intake of Vitamin C in combination with Vitamin E (present in Guava) is also effective in obtaining UV protection by dietary means.
  • Vitamin C and Vitamion E have been proven to improve skin appearance and decrease skin wrinkling, thus reducing skin-aging.
  • This vitamin may also prevent skin dryness and roughness, leaving the skin soft, rosy, and healthy.
Product Review: Rosy Peel 
3 blister packs 
size: 30 capsules/box for 1 month use

price: 660 php (Around $14.10+)
22 php per piece (Around $0.50+)

place bought: Free 
Available at Mercury drug and all leading drugstores nationwide

instruction for use: Take 1 to 2 capsules daily or as advised by your healthcare professional.

ingredients: Strawberry (Fragaria sp) 350 mg, Guava (Psidium Guajava) 50 mg, Kamias (Averrhoa bilimbi) 50mg, Bignay (Antidesma bunius) 50mg

     I take two capsules of Rosy Peel everyday, one after breakfast and another one before bedtime. I already consumed the whole box and now I can say my thoughts about the product. 

Product Review: Rosy Peel 
What I like:

  • The price is affordable.
  • The packaging is simple and the capsule is color pink. 
  • The capsule is easy to swallow.
  • There's no funky odor or scent. Perfect for those with sensitive nose like me.
  • No stomach ache, nausea, dizziness or allergic reactions while taking this supplement.
  • No further breakouts, allergies, or whatsoever.
  • Rich in Vitamins C and E from the main ingredients of this supplement. These vitamins are known to make the skin soft and supple.
  • It made my pale skin brighter and glowing.
  • I usually have mouth sore (singaw) on my gums that resulted from hard brushing of teeth. I noticed that it healed faster than before.
  • There's a batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the bottle.
  • Easily accessible.
  • It's easy on the pocket especially for budget conscious individual because it can be bought per piece. 

What I don't like:

  • None so far.

Will I purchase? Yes, it's in the realm of possibility. 

     I give this product a 4.5/5 rating. I can say that Rosy Peel works like your regular vitamin C but has more anti-oxidant effect because of the ingredients. It also has vitamin E from Guava, another anti-oxidant that when taken regularly gives glow and suppleness of the skin. I recommend this product if you like to take vitamin C and vitamin E coming from natural sources like strawberries, guava, bignay, and kamias. I know some are afraid of taking synthetic form of food supplement so this one is for you.

      I can say that this herbal supplement is promising and when taken religiously, it can make the skin bright, less dry, and supple. It may not give a drastic change in terms of skin lightening, but it can make the skin look younger and fresher. Less haggard looking and more on the anti-aging department.

Have you tried taking Rosy Peel capsule? Share your experience below!

For more information about Rosy Peel, visit their website:
Like them on Facebook: rosypeelcapsule
Follow them on Twitter: @Rosy_Peel
Follow them on Instagram: @rosypeel

Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Nuffnang Philippines for a feature and  review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. We have different skin types and what works for me may not work with you or vice versa.
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Let's Watch Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at Kia Theatre

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     Hi mommies! Hear ye hear ye! The most anticipated show for children of all ages is now set to make you relive the moments and magic of DisneyDo you recall the times when you irresistibly clung to your favorite Disney toys, copied poses of your adored Princesses, and repeatedly sang to the tune of popular Disney songs?

     Relive those priceless childhood moments as Disney Live! brings your favorite Disney characters to life in Mickey’s Music Festival at Kia Theatre.
Relive your favorite Disney moments with Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival
     The touring show, which runs from September 1 to 6, features a jam session with more than 25 Disney stars headlined by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, along with best-loved characters from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story. 

     Add to that the unique staging of this year’s show, which will be held in Araneta Center’s soon-to-open Kia Theatre, formerly New Frontier Theater. It is an ultra-modern entertainment venue equipped with the latest in audio, visual and lighting technologies that is sure to elevate your viewing experience to new levels.

     It is going to be a fun-filled show for the whole family to enjoy! Tickets to Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at the Kia Theatre are now on sale. Order your tickets via TicketNet Online at or call 911-5555.

See you there!

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A Visit to Yellow Cab Pizza Antipolo Branch

     Hi dearies! Last August 12, I was invited by Yellow Cab Pizza Co. to visit their Antipolo branch (L Sumulong Memorial Circle Road, Antipolo City, Rizal.) to an afternoon of good food and other fun surprises. I have no idea that we were also going to make our own pizza the Yellow Cab way! That was my first pizza making experience and I truly had a blast. Aside from making our own pizza, I also have witnessed Yellow Cab's Man versus Pizza eating challenge. 

     Yellow Cab Pizza Co. is one of the most famous pizza chains here in our country. It's also a fast food chain that offers chicken, pasta, soup, and specialty pizza. Yellow Cab was initially inspired by the New York concept, and the brand's identity radiates the passion and energy of this cosmopolitan icon. To know more about the intimate event, scroll down please :)
A Visit to Yellow Cab Pizza Antipolo Branch
You know it's Yellow Cab if...

     You see the yellow and black license plates of New York cabs. The checkerboard theme continues in their stores, where customers are greeted by retro-industrial interiors. You see high ceilings, exposed ducts and concrete walls.
A Visit to Yellow Cab Pizza Antipolo Branch
     They have an open, compact kitchen, so the aroma of fresh dough and delicious toppings baking in their ovens drift easily onto their dining areas. 

     The taste is truly different. The pizzas have unique flavor. These flavors also caters to the kind of diet you have. There's a seafood and vegetarian flavor, so vegans and seafood lovers will really love the exquisite taste of Yellow Cab Pizzas.
A Visit to Yellow Cab Pizza Antipolo Branch
Yellow Cab Pizza Menu
     The texture of their pizza slices can be rolled and can be fold. They also serve chicken wings, pasta in different unique flavors that good for sharing! So after the tour, they served us their best-selling pizza, hot wings, and pastas. We had Hot Wings, New York's Finest, Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, and Seafood Alfredo Pasta. (not in photo)
A Visit to Yellow Cab Pizza Antipolo Branch
Yellow Cab Pizza Hot Wings and New York's Finest Pizza
A Visit to Yellow Cab Pizza Antipolo Branch
Yellow Cab Pizza Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta and Chicken Alfredo Pasta
       During the event, one of the Yellow Cab Pizza crew taught me how to make my own chicken barbeque pizza. At first I was nervous because it's my first time to make a pizza and it is not the ordinary pizza flavor. It's one of the signature flavors Yellow Cab offers to their customers. I'll summarize the steps I've learned in making Yellow Cab's Chicken Barbeque Pizza below:

  • Washed and sanitized my hands.
  • Placed the pizza dough in the pizza pan.
  • Spread the hickory smoked barbeque sauce on top of the pizza dough.
  • Topped it with mozarella and romano cheese
  • Placed the red onions and chicken strips on top of the cheese.
  • Topped again with mozarella and romano cheese.
  • Placed the pizza in the oven.
  • After 5 minutes, got it hot off the oven.
  • Placed the cilantro leaves on top.
  • Sliced. 
  • Served.
  • Now I'm CRAVING!!!

A Visit to Yellow Cab Pizza Antipolo Branch
My Yellow Cab Pizza Chicken Barbeque Pizza
     After making my own pizza, I've witnessed another exciting contest that Yellow Cab offers their customers. It's the Man VS Pizza Eating Challenge. There were five contenders that day. They were given an 18" pizza that they need to eat in 30 minutes. The fastest person to finish an 18" pizza wins a monthly supply of New Yorker Pizza for 6 months! Cool and exciting right? Congratulations to the winner!
A Visit to Yellow Cab Pizza Antipolo Branch
Yellow Cab Pizza Co. Man vs Pizza Challenge in action plus the winner.
     Thank you so much Yellow Cab Pizza Co. for having us. I truly enjoyed my visit and you guys made my grumbling tummy super happy! I'll definitely be back in Yellow Cab any day soon. So dearies don't forget to treat your family and friends to a day of fun in Yellow Cab Pizza branch near you!

"Nothing beats Yellow Cab Pizza. Can you?" Join the Man VS Pizza contest and show some love to Yellow Cab!

For more information, promos, and updates Yellow Cab Pizza Co. website:
Like them on Facebook: YellowCabPizzaOfficial
Follow them on Twitter: @ycpizzaofficial
Follow them on Instagram: @yellowcabpizza

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Product Review: Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright Mask

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     We love a good highlighter, we can’t live without our favorite moisturizer, and we swoon over every new lipstick color we see. But in the end, here’s what we really want: glowing skin. So, in an effort to give you that natural, radiant lit-from-within light, Leaders outlined their best-selling masks that will surely brighten up your face for that beautiful radiance. 

     In this post, I give a brief introduction on their best selling masks that will make your skin glowing. I will also share my thoughts on one of the variants that I've tried a week ago. My skin is so dull because I lack sleep and I wake up early everyday. My skin is also suffering from rough dry patches brought about the erratic hot and cold weather. I have sensitive skin so I only trust a few brands of face mask in the market today. I was delighted when Leaders cosmetics sent me their new mask variants. A 2-in-1 product: peeling and wash gel for daytime use while the other half is a leave-on mask suited before bedtime. To know more about these promising masks, scroll down please :)
Product Review: Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright Mask

Double Effect AC-Free (PHP 78.00)

Recommended for sensitive, oily skin prone to breakouts and scarring

     The LEADERS Double Effect AC-Free is a two-in-one product that offers a peeling gel and a sleeping pack. The peeling gel exfoliates dirt and dead skin build up, while the sleeping pack controls excessive sebum, It also controls lightens dark spots and acne scars. Use it 2-3 times a week after cleansing and just watch your skin starts glowing, minus the icky oily shine.
Product Review: Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright Mask
Leaders Insolution Double Effect AC Free

Double Effect Lift (PHP 78.00)

Recommended for aging skin

     Want to keep your face firm, smooth and youthful? Pop open the LEADERS Double Effect Lift, a two-step product that has a peeling gel and a sleeping pack. First, use the peeling gel that provides a skin revitalizing effect that that mildly exfoliates, leaving the skin firm. Afterwards, use the sleeping pack and let it sit overnight for effective skin renewal. Use 2-3 times a week.
Product Review: Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright Mask
Leaders Insolution Double Effect Lift

Collagen Lifting Skin Renewal Mask (PHP 98.00)

Recommended for aging skin with surfacing wrinkles

     Wrinkles pop-up as early as in ladies' mid-20s. Thus, it's best to use collagen-enriched products. LEADERS Collagen Lifting Skin Renewal Mask is a perfect option to remove surfacing wrinkles and restore the skin's firmness and radiance. It's hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested mask that hydrates, firms, tightens, and smoothens skin.

Product Review: Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright Mask
Leaders Insolution Collagen Lifting Skin Renewal Mask

Double Effect Bright (PHP 78.00)

Recommended for dull skin prone to hyperpigmentation

     A glowing complexion means keeping an even skin tone and diminishing dark spots as much as possible. What’s better than waking up with brighter skin than the night before? Try out LEADERS Double Effect Bright, a two-step beauty regimen that cleans and immediately lightens skin for that healthy glow you ever wanted. It comes with a peeling gel plus sleeping pack for instant overnight brightening. Use 2-3 times a week.

Product Review: Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright Mask
Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright
Product Review: Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright Mask
Peel and Wash- the texture is a bit runny with barely noticeable beads
Peel and Wash Gel
size: 3 ml

ingredients: Malic Acid and enzymes

Product Review: Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright Mask
Mask and sleep- this mask is gel like and has a thick texture
Mask and Sleep
size: 3 ml

ingredients: Vitamin C derivatives, Phytoncide

price:  78 php (Around $1.50+) for both

place bought: Free
Leaders Festival Mall
K214 Level 2, Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Lucky Chinatown Mall
2nd Floor Lucky Chinatown Mall, 293 Lachambre St, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila
Beauty MNL

instructions for use: 
peeling gel- After cleansing, dry your face. Apply the peeling gel with a smooth/massaging motion until the dead skin cells are exfoliated. Then rinse off with luke warm water.
bright sleeping mask- As the final step in your night time skin care regimen, gently apply the sleeping mask to the entire face. Leave on while you sleep.

Product Review: Leaders Insolution Double Effect Bright Mask
those are dead skin cells falling off after scrubbing the peel off mask
What I like:

  • The price- is affordable.
  • The packaging is cute and handy.
  • A little amount of product goes a long way for both peeling gel and night time mask.
  • I can feel tiny beads on the peeling gel but it's very gentle on the face while I'm scrubbing it.
  • The sleep mask has a thick consistency and it's odorless.
  • I like how my face feels squeaky clean after using the peeling gel.
  • The peel gel has a faint scent. It's clean and fresh.
  • I love that the peeling gel instantly brightens my face.
  • I can see dead skin cells on my face falling off while using the peel and wash gel.
  • The sleep mask is thick but easily absorbed by the skin once applied.
  • No icky-sticky feel after the application of sleep mask.
  • The sleep mask made my skin bright upon waking up. 
  • No irritation,  breakouts, or whatsoever.
  • There's an English translation to the Korean text for instructions of use.

What I don't like:

  • Not easily accessible as there are only two branches of Leaders Cosmetics in the Metro.
  • No batch, manufacturing, expiry date printed on the packaging.
  • The list of ingredients are not clear.

Will I repurchase? Yes

     I give this mask a 4.75/5 rating. I recommend this mask if you want to brighten your face in an instant. You have to use this mask for 2-3 times a week so that you'll see the maximum effect. If you have tight budget and wants to try the wonders of Korean face masks, then this brand is for you. This variant is multipurpose because it already has a peel and wash gel for day and sleeping mask at night. No need to buy a separate product so this one is perfect for students too. 

     A gentle reminder, don't over scrub your face even if this product is gentle. Use the product as instructed. Great news! LEADERS website is now up and running. You may learn more about their different products perfect for your skin. Visit them soon!

For more information, 
Like them on Facebook: Leaders Philipppines
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Is Safe Drinking Water Really Safe?

     Life is so precious. We only live once that's why we must  nurture our mind and body the right way. Life is like water, it's one of the most important substances on earth. A man can live days without food but definitely not without water. Water is important and has many uses in our lives. One of the many uses of water is to satisfy our thirst. Let's talk about drinking water and how 'safe' potable water nowadays.

     The article posted by Rappler entitled "How safe is your drinking water," is a mind-opener. With easy access to drinking water nowadays, I think some of us are not sure if those mineral/purified drinking water are really safe to drink. But there some individuals who are very easy to persuade. I mean, as long as they see a sanitary permit or if the seal of the bottle is tightly closed then there's nothing to worry about. But for me it's way beyond the superficial. For more information about the article which contains facts and figures, you can click the link I posted above.
Is Safe Drinking Water Really Safe?
photo from rappler
     Anyhoo, I want to share a not so good experience with water refilling stations. Because of what we had experienced before, I feel not safe with mineral and purified drinking water bought from the refilling stations. Yes, they are in a decent place, they passed the standards that's why they have license to operate but after these processes, the assurance that the mineral water sold are really clean and safe to drink doesn't stop there.

     From my experience, we bought a gallon of mineral water in a nearby refilling station. Knowing that they have many customers and we're recommended by our neighbors and family friends, we have a peace of mind that we are drinking clean and safe water. Not until the day that we bought a mineral water that smelled vanilla essence. We assumed that the container was used by another customer in making  'gulaman' and the refilling station wasn't able to clean the gallon properly. So there, the negligence of the workers that refilling station in keeping the containers clean leaked because of our experience.

     What if it's not 'gulaman'? What if some inconsiderate customers have used the container to store other kinds of liquid that we don't know. In the first place, these containers are supposed to be used for mineral/purified water only. But that's the truth I guess, we'll never know if the water that we deemed pure and safe is really safe. I'm not generalizing that mineral and purified waters sold in the market or in the refilling station is not safe. It's just that I think we need to be more vigilant and be mindful that these establishments are in following strict rules in terms of handling, preparing and storing the water that our family will drink.

     If we really want to make sure that we are drinking pure and clean water, I guess having an in-home water purifier will make us feel secured. We value life that's why we need to make sure we are what we drink and what we eat are clean, right? If we drink contaminated water, we are risking our lives because we all know that there are different kinds of diseases that we can get from contaminated and unclean water. Let's be vigilant and put the safety of our family at first. It's also our responsibility to make sure that we drink clean and safe water for the welfare of our family. 

What's your stand on the article? Share your thoughts below.

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Product Review: Tony Moly Fresh Cleansing Tissue

     Hello dearies! I'ts been ages since my last review of cleansing facial wipes. This is one of the skin care essentials that I cannot live without. I always make sure that I have a back up in my bag or in my makeup pouch. I don't sport heavy makeup everyday or every time I go to events but I still use facial cleansing wipes because I like the feel of washing my face with only little traces of bb cream, lipstick, waterproof mascara and eyeliner.

     I made a review of Tony Moly Floria cleansing wipes here which I truly like. But when I received this variant weeks ago, I'm amazed because of the ingredients list because it contains baking soda and other beauty oils to remove makeup and leave the skin fresh and moisturized. After 10 uses, I'm ready to share my thoughts. Read more below :)

Product Review: Tony Moly Fresh Cleansing Tissue

Tony Moly Fresh Cleansing Tissue

  • This is a water typed facial cleansing tissue. 
  • Baking Powder and vegetable ingredients which have excellent detergency are contained in it. 
  • It cleanses the makeup residue and skin waste freshly and clearly without stickiness. 
  • Plus it gives moisture to the skin at the same time. 
  • ****No fluorescent whitening agent, No paraben, No benzophenone, no MIT , no CMIT 
Product Review: Tony Moly Fresh Cleansing Tissue
size: 50 sheets/ 280g

price: 378 php (Around $8.10+)

place bought: Free
Available in all Tony Moly Stores nationwide

instructions for use: Pull back the sticker a little and take out one sheet. Remove eye and lip make up first gently. 

ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Etract, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetylpyridium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Frangrance

Product Review: Tony Moly Fresh Cleansing Tissue
Before and After
What I like:

  • The price is affordable because a pack contains 50 sheets. Some cleansing wipes that have 10 sheets per pack can cost you more than 100 php.
  • The scent is not overpowering. It has a faint powder scent.
  • The sheet is thicker than the regular baby wipes.
  • Does the job in removing heavy makeup especially waterproof eyeliner and pigmented lipstick.
  • My skin felt clean and refreshed after use 
  • Doesn't sting my eyes.
  • One sheet is enough for my entire face.
  • Not dripping wet and almost dry unlike other facial wipes.
  • Contains baking soda and essential beauty oils like lavender, olive, jojoba, argan, and avocado.
  • My face looks moisturized after using this facial wipes.
  • No breakouts, irritation, or whatsoever.
  • Easily accessible, it's always available on Tony Moly's shelves.
  • Available in 15, 30, and 50 sheets per pack. The 15 sheet/pack is great for trips.
  • Manufacturing and expiration date printed on the package.
  • There's an English translation on the Korean text.

What I don't like:

  • Wasn't able to remove my waterproof mascara.

Will I repurchase? Yes!!! This is very nice in removing all the heavy traces of makeup and all I need is just one sheet.

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. This facial wipes/tissue from Tony Moly is another fave. I have tried another variant from Tony Moly before that I also like but this one is better because of the baking soda and beauty oils. Using this cleansing wipes also doubles as applying moisturizer on your face or moisturizing and prepping your face with baking soda because washing.

     I know there will be times that you are dead tired and just want to hit the sack right after cleaning all the gunk of makeup on you face. This will help you a lot but I will not encourage you to sleep right away. Washing your face no matter how sleepy and tired you are is one of your best defenses against nasty breakouts!

Have you tried this facial wipes from Tony Moly? Thanks for sharing!

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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Tony Moly for review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. We have different skin types so what works for me may not work for you or vice versa.
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