skin care

Summer Essentials + Biore UV Mild Milk for Kids

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

     Summer is just around the corner and the kids are so excited to wake up late, eat whatever they want, and play any time of the day. It is during this season that kids are so excited to go outside and play under the sun without worrying too much. 

     Expect dirt, sweat, and funky odor after playtime but fret not because that's part of growing up. If there's one thing to worry about summer, it's the skin-damaging effects of the sun. If adults need to apply sunscreen when they go outside, the kids are also highly advised to wear sunscreen before and during playtime. Their skin is so sensitive and prone to sun damage that's why a trusted and highly effective sunscreen brand is a must. Sharing some of my son's summer essentials and the sunscreen brand that we highly recommend after the jump.

Summer Essentials + Biore UV Mild Milk for Kids

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

     Hello dearies! Sharing my thoughts on the newest formulation of the infamous collagen brand- Meiji Amino Collagen Powder. If my memory serves me right, this is the 3rd time I'm going to review this collagen brand. I saw positive effects during the time I'm taking it that's why reviewing it again to see if it has the same results after finishing one can for a month.

     I have high hopes with Japanese supplements as they have the strictest standards when it comes to the manufacturing process. They are constantly innovating to meet the demands of the consumers that's why I think they reformulated again for the third time because their supplement has one flaw- the odor of the formulations before. The heavens have heard my woes and yes, I have the answer to the questions now- does Meiji Amino Collagen tastes fishy? Read my thought below :)

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018 

Feature: Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist and Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

Friday, January 25, 2019

     Althea ended the year 2018 with a bang! From makeup to skincare, they launched two new products that will surely entice your senses- Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist and Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser. The first is a collaboration between Titi Kamal and Althea. 
Titi Kamal is an Indonesian actress and singer with a knack for fashion and style. Best identified by her luxuriously long black hair, she's a beauty icon that's captured the hearts of fans all across Southeast Asia.
     K-beauty fans will surely rejoice with this collaboration because if I'm not mistaken, only a handful of Korean brands offer cologne and perfume in the market. I have a collection of Western perfume and cologne brands and none from Asian brands. Althea is a K-Beauty online shopping destination and known to have produced their own line of cost-effective skin care products that why when I saw the pore purifying serum, I said to myself that it will be another keeper. More information about these new products below.

Feature: Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist and Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

Product Review: Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask

Friday, December 21, 2018

     One of the infamous ingredients when it comes to having soft and smooth skin is milk. I presume that once in your life someone had told you that drinking, applying, or even bathing with milk will give you baby smooth skin. I've also read that milk is one of Cleopatra's secret to having beautiful skin.

     Gone are the days that you have to buy cartons or boxes of milk just to create a skin care mixture containing casein protein. Althea Korea recently introduced the cream milk peel mask that aims to help moisturize skin in just 60 seconds. Enter Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask- a gentle peeling mask containing milk for a refreshed complexion. A self-bubbling clay-like texture that is suitable for combination skin types, enlarge pores, rough, sensitive skin that needs gentle exfoliation and dry skin that needs moisture even after peeling. My thoughts after using this for more than three weeks below.

Product Review: Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask

Jergens Holiday Glow Kit

Friday, December 14, 2018

     The cold air that I felt this morning is my sign that Christmas is near. This cool breeze also reminds me that it's time to upgrade my skincare essentials with more moisturizing products to prevent dryness. I have combination skin but cold weather tends to suck out all the moisture in my skin making my legs and arms flaky and itchy.

      Looks like Santa heard my wish of sporting a glowing skin this season. Jergens sent me a holiday kit that will take care of the dryness and give my skin all the moisture that it needs. It will be a pampering kind of holiday because they also include a satin rob and jade roller, yay! Want to have a glowing skin this holiday season? Check out the tips I listed below :)

Jergens Holiday Glow Kit

Why Switch to Natural Hair Care Products?

Thursday, November 29, 2018

     In this fast-paced life, we crave practical solutions to everyday problems. Finding such solutions is a struggle for us women, especially in hair care, skin care, and nail care departments. That's why we still have reservations when we see a new, promising product in the market. Consider our hair – and the products we use to take care of it. Some of us go through years of road testing before we find the right shampoo and conditioner for our crowning glory. Do your current hair care products fail to work – or is dandruff still a big problem? That’s a sign that you should make a switch.

     Commercial shampoos and conditioners use harsh chemicals that strip natural oils from your scalp. It's much better to try other options, like herbal hair products, that are made from natural ingredients. Let me share the importance of using gentle hair care solutions as a treatment for dandruff, right after the jump!

Why Switch to Natural Hair Care Products?

Beauty Tips and Tricks To Keep Yourself Younger

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

     If you are looking for some simple and easy beauty tips and tricks to keep yourself younger looking and beautiful then this article will provide just that. So here we go!

Beauty Tips and Tricks To Keep Yourself Younger
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Product Review: Shiseido Benefique White Bloom

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

     I'm totally giving Japanese beauty supplements a thumbs up when it comes to whitening department even though it's not budget-friendly, it delivers. The results are visible that will make you consider it as one of your maintenance beauty supplement after achieving a lighter and glowing skin tone in just a month of taking it.

     One of the Japanese supplements that I will highly recommend is another baby from Shiseido. Shiseido Benefique White Bloom is one of their premium beauty supplements to date. According to them, it's the combination of their infamous Purewhite W (an anti-oxidant) plus Whisis LCEX (l-cysteine) known to be potent boosters of glutathione that targets mostly freckles and pigmentation caused by sun exposure. I took this supplement for a month and amazed with the results. More information about Shiseido Benefique White Bloom below.

Product Review: Shiseido Benefique White Bloom

pH Care has Got You Girl! + Instagram Giveaway

Friday, October 05, 2018

     Us women are unpredictable. We are complicated and there is no one way to understand our intricacies – how we feel, or why we feel things. And one cannot fully and truly understand us unless she is a woman too. I presume that you will agree on this for many instances in your life.

     There are some things that only women too would understand, agree? This is why, as part of a large sisterhood, we should always be there for each other. This philosophy is in line with pH care. hey recently launched their #GotYouGirl campaign, showing the importance of girls having each other's backs. Read more about the campaign below :)

pH Care has Got You Girl! + Instagram Giveaway

Skin Care Products You Have in your Kitchen

Thursday, September 06, 2018

     It’s hard to know which skin care products are worth your hard-earned money. For one, everyone has different skin and will respond differently to a product. Secondly, marketing and advertising make it hard to know what really works and what’s hyped up. Finally, it can be hard to know what we’re bringing into our homes when there’s a huge list of ingredients with scientific names.

     Fortunately, there’s good news for those who get overwhelmed by options: you probably have skin care products at home that you never even considered. Here are some of the best skin care products that you probably have in your kitchen cupboard already.

Skin Care Products You Have in your Kitchen

Feature: Esfolio Super Rich Coconut Line

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

      I presume that you've read my thoughts on Esfolio Super Rich Coconut Toner last week. My apologies for not introducing first the entire line before making a review. Anyhoo, this set from Esfolio is promising especially if you have mature, dry, and dull skin. The superstar ingredient in each product is the coconut oil and many swears by its health benefits.

      Coconut oil has a lot of benefits and if you'll make a research, it is used in different natural beauty products for its antibacterial and antifungal property. It's an excellent moisturizer and smells so nice too. Never thought that a skincare product with coconut oil would smell divine. So without further ado, know more about Esfolio's Super Rich Coconut Line below.

Feature: Esfolio Super Rich Coconut Line

Me Time with Watsons

Friday, August 24, 2018

     What's your definition of busy? For me, it's the so little time so much to do kind of day. I always say ‘I’m busy!’ even if there's a free time in between. Looks like the word 'busy' is everyone's favorite. 

     We glorify being busy because we are pressured to achieve a lot, all at once: to climb the corporate ladder, take care of our family’s needs, raise children, and manage the household all while curating our lives into a perfect feed on social media. Did you know that when you are too “busy” ‘24/7, seven days a week, 30 days in a month and so on, you end up giving everything and that precious gift for yourself- time!

Me Time with Watsons

Product Review: Blooming G (Borage Oil 500 mg Capsule)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

     I've been reviewing health and beauty supplements for more than five years now. I can say that I've had a fair share of experience in the online world when it comes to whitening, anti-aging, and wellness department. Skin lightening is the main concern of modern Filipinas that's why glutathione supplements are selling like hotcakes here in our country. Next to skin lightening is anti-aging. More and more women are focusing on anti-aging these days. The search for the fountain of youth will start from skin care products, oral supplements, and dermatology treatments. 

     Lastly, wellness supplements for weight loss, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that give glowing skin are becoming popular nowadays because of the so-called "ang fresh mo teh" (looking fresh) or "blooming ka ngayon" (you are blooming) peg. Speaking of fresh and blooming, I'm so excited to share with you a skin care supplement that gives a natural skin moisturizing benefit and more (Yes more because it has a lot of benefits) from within. Enter Blooming-G (Borage Oil 500 mg Capsule), a promising health supplement for a blooming you :)

Product Review: Blooming G (Borage Oil 500 mg Capsule)

Product Review: Biore UV Perfect Spray SPF 50+ PA++++

Thursday, July 12, 2018

     Hello dearies! I'm back with another review of my favorite sunscreen brand- Biore UV. If you're a long time reader of this blog, prolly you know that my HG (holy grail) face sunscreen is the Biore UV Bright Perfect Face Milk and months ago I also featured their body serum which I'm loving as of the moment. 

     Looks like I'm turning into a Biore UV skin care addict because their sun care products are promising and after years of using it, I can say that I'm truly satisfied with the protection that I get from head to toe. Yep, that's right, their UV protection products can be used all over the body and that's what the Biore UV Perfect Spray SPF 50+ PA++++ can do instantly. Full review details below :)

Product Review: Biore UV Perfect Spray SPF 50+ PA++++

Jergens Celebrates 100 Years of Glowing Skin

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

     Who would have thought that Jergens skin care is already over a 100 years old? I was surprised when I found out about its history during the celebration last July 5 at the Atrium, Eastwood Mall, Quezon City. I had the privilege to know more about the early years of the brand as I walk through the Jergens Heritage Corner.

     It was the year 1882 when Andrew Jergens Company started manufacturing soaps in Cincinnati, Ohio and later ventured on producing lotions, perfumes, and beauty products. From there on, the brand continues to evolve in producing skin care products that will stay true to their philosophy of beauty. Highlights of the celebration after the jump!

Jergens Celebrates 100 Years of Glowing Skin

Best Essential Oils for Radiant Skin

Monday, July 09, 2018

     Are you using essential oils in your skincare routine? If you have not started, you should. Essential oils help to keep the skin clear, improve its elasticity, and fight the signs of aging. Here are some of the best essential oils for your skin care needs:

Best Essential Oils for Radiant Skin 

Feature: Goodal Green Tangerine Line

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

     Have you heard about the latest skincare craze in Korea? If you're a fan of K beauty, I presume that you know what I'm talking about- glass skin. Koreans are going cray cray to have a glass skin and in order to achieve that, investment in the right products is a must even if it's expensive plus the fact that they have a nice weather, right?

     I'm not against glass skin. Who doesn't want a youthful and glowing skin, so smooth and radiant like a glass? Of course, I want that but I'm having second thoughts if this is achievable by using their suggested products because one thing is for sure- it's not compatible with our hot and humid weather. But hey, ladies of the tropics are still lucky because there are skin care products that can make skin radiant and fresh. Enter Goodal Green Tangerine- a skin care line perfect for summer!

Feature: Goodal Green Tangerine Line

My Hong Kong Lifestyle Haul

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

     Hong Kong is known as one of the countries where you can shop til you drop. It's a shoppers heaven and the infamous Mongkok and Temple Street are your best bet if you're looking for bargains and cheap finds. We went to Hong Kong last June 4 and stayed there for 4 days. It's my third visit and I don't shop that much as compared to my first and second visit some 10 years ago.

     We went to Hong Kong for my son's pre-birthday celebration and to visit Ocean Park Adventure courtesy of Klook Philippines. Booking our Ocean Park Adventure Tickets and 4G WiFi via Klook PH is one of the best decisions that I've made for this trip and I will muse more of that on my next post. But for now, I want to share my small haul which primarily consists of gifts for the birthday celebrants in the family and some goodies for the parentals, sisters, and pamangkins.

My Hong Kong Lifestyle Haul

SM Beauty Playground

Friday, May 25, 2018

     Looking for all things beauty? Look no further as SM Beauty launches their very own playground where beauty enthusiasts have all the freedom to discover, experience, and play with the wide array of beauty products and services under one beauty hall.

    I was invited to the launch of SM Beauty Playground at SM Makati weeks ago where I swatched, tried, and tested all the makeup from drugstore to high-end brands. I was in makeup-skincare-all things beauty heaven as the brands allowed us to play with makeups. I also joined in games that the beauty associates prepared for a better understanding of the brand's product offerings. Read the highlights of the event below :)

SM Beauty Playground

Product Review: Althea Bare Essentials

Monday, May 21, 2018

     Yes, you've read that right! Our favorite one-stop all K-beauty shop now has a skincare line. The Althea Bare Essentials skincare line was launched last April and many beauty enthusiasts gave their thumbs up in this simplified Korean skincare regimen.

     Are you a fan of the 8 or 10 step Korean skincare? I know it's very tasking and expensive to complete the products especially if you have a tight budget but Althea made this tedious skincare process easy by bringing Bare Essentials - your skin’s simply perfect savior. Althea strips down to the bare essentials with this new skincare line. Riding on today’s current minimalism movement, Althea’s Bare Essentials focuses on skincare fundamentals and drops all the non-essentials. 

Product Review: Althea Bare Essentials

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