Smell Scentsational with Perfume Dessert

Whenever I receive perfume as gifts, they usually end up not being used because I am pretty sensitive to strong scents. I remember nursing a cold after spraying what’s somewhat ‘too fragrant’ for my picky nose.

That was why; I am pretty impressed with this aesthetically appealing line of perfumes called Perfume Dessert.

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Perfume Dessert is a fusion of fun and sophistication wrapped in these beautiful cylinder paper bottles. Their eau de parfum (also referred to as EDP) fragrances from London offers a variety of delectable dessert-inspired scents that are oil concentrated at 20-30%. This offers a bountiful of ‘waft’; that means a good deal of staying power that could last from four to eight hours.

The science behind its gorgeous 30 ml crimped bottle is that it will help retain the freshness and potent fragrance of the perfume. Keeping the chance to diffuse or leak at bay.

Since air, humidity and erratic temperature can affect the perfume’s quality, the cap should always be on. Such bottle designs that cannot be opened and only be sprayed are the best for preserving and keeping the fragrance intact and always compelling.

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I also admire how Perfume Dessert’s elegant packaging is great not only for personal use but also for giveaways or gift for loved ones especially that it’s the Christmas season. It’s really an effortless, no need for extra wrapping kind of packaging.

It’s even a great set of gifts for bridesmaids!

I particularly love the Cucumber Melon Cooler because it smells so clean and refreshing. The Orange Mimosa Sherbet is also perfect for your beaus!

Another fun fact, Perfume Dessert can also be a natural aphrodisiac, because of its gourmand notes, and it contains pheromones, which really have aphrodisiac properties. It explains why you get attracted to someone because of these kinds of scents. And everyone wants to be attractive, right?

 

These elegant perfumes come from the United Kingdom, and you can get them from as low as of Php 250.00 per bottle.

 

You may contact Perfume Dessert at the following:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Perfume-Dessert-720410571416583/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/perfumedessertph/

 

Happy holidays! 😀

 

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5 Blogger Tips When Attending Media Events (and #CONNECT2018)

I have always been intrigued on creating a post like this.

Now, while I may not have the (acceptable) number of years about blogging professionally to be considered credible, I would just like to share some insights on what I have learned and observed in the several events I’ve been to, ever since Encyclopevia has made its name known to some brands and PRs, and as far as getting invited is concerned.

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A month ago, I was invited to attend #CONNECT2018. I soon realized it was a great opportunity for me to make new friends, and meet new people in the industry.

#CONNECT 2018: Festival of Stories is a bloggers’ party aimed to connect bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to brands, and more importantly, NGP to bloggers. This was a gathering to assemble, and foster a good working relationship among partner brand storytellers in the past, present, and future.

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I haven’t worked with NGP in the past, so it would seem that the future just got brighter and more promising!

So here’s my take on what to expect, and observe whenever you go to blogging, media or PR events like this one. Again, I do not consider myself an expert; I am just merely creating a guide based on my experience. Or, pakialamera lang talaga ako. 😀

  1. Do consider if your blog relates to the brand or purpose of the event.

Like most invites I tend to ask myself first if it is worth going to, or if my blog fits the niche of the event. Of course you have to spend on fare and food just in case, so the affair must be something you can relate to and would love to write about.

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As for #CONNECT2018, I couldn’t be more excited. After beating my nausea episodes during my first trimester, I knew the event would be a great time to mingle and learn more about other creatives who share the same passion as I do.

  1. Be on time or cancel as early as you can, if you have to.

I’m guilty on this. I am not proud to say that I get late sometimes, but I know it’s something I have to improve on. As much as PRs are so kind and accommodating, I have also been in their shoes when I invited some media to our company’s event in the past.

It’s a little worrisome, because as a brand representative, you want things to be perfect and you don’t want your boss questioning your judgement on whether you invited the right people in the first place.

So, prepare early, leave early, prepare for the traffic jam!

**Note to self, and sharing to others. 😀

  1. Dress for the occasion and the venue.

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Of course you have to wear something nice, and appropriate for the event. While most people say comfort is key, I would like to press on to not compromising image as well. If you want to make a statement go ahead, it makes you more recognizable!

As for me, I’m still trying to keep whatever’s left of my red-orange mermaid hair. It makes me, Encyclopevia.

The venue is also as important as the outfit, because after all it dictates what type of clothing and shoes you’re going to wear.

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Since #CONNECT2018 was held in Greenfield District, I didn’t have any difficulty coming up with an ensemble. And to tell you the truth, this was a first for me to party in Greenfield District.

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I must say that life becomes truly exciting when one has everything they need right outside their doorstep – from everyday necessities, access to business and commercial venues, to a continuum of lifestyle options from restaurants, entertainment, shopping, or relaxation hubs.

The fusion of modern, convenient living coupled with the comfort brought by a nature-rich haven is the kind of lifestyle Greenfield District offers. Not to mention that it is located in Mandaluyong City, which is in between Makati and Ortigas – an ideal place that’s probably 30++ minutes away from all the attendees’ homes.

  1. Bring lots of smiles and business cards.

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You’ll never know who you’re going to meet, so you might as well be prepared. And don’t forget to network. Plus, have your data checked, so you can easily add them on Facebook or follow them on Instagram.

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Through this, I was actually able to score more collaborations and partnerships via networking. It expands your circle, and allows you to be more exposed to opportunities you didn’t even know were even there!

  1. Don’t be that person who just goes because of the freebies.

While it’s actually something that’s making us more motivated to go to an event, I think it shouldn’t just be the only or the top thing we have to consider.

Tokens are relevant, but the experience is something you’ll never have, had you stay home. Freebies are just items money can buy, but the connections you’ll build, the friends you’ll make, and the knowledge and skills you’ll learn, those are priceless.

And remember, be friendly, some people may be as anxious as you, just relax, make friends and enjoy! 😀

You’re in a position not everybody gets to have. Be grateful, and make the most out of the opportunity!

Having said my piece, it’s making me more excited to attend #CONNECT2018’s upcoming blogger workshops, webinars, blog monetizing talks, online creative writing seminars , SEO, Google Analytics, and more! 😀

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So, see you in future events, and lets #CONNECT! 😀

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Looking and Feeling Fine As I Reach 29

In less than 2 months, I’m turning 29. OMG!

I can’t believe I’m finally graduating my twenties and reaching the 30 mark very soon!

But since aging is inevitable, it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything that’ll help make you look a lot lesser than your published age.

And that’s what I did! 😀

I tried using Novuskin Lift to test and experience its anti-aging abilities.

It has Marine Fish Collagen, Grape Seed Extract, and L-Glutathione. It’s a food supplement so you need not worry about overdosing.

During the 3-month period, I have observed a lot of changes in my body, and I would like to share them in this post.

  1. HAIR

Can I just say that this is my number one concern among all of the following body changes? Since my hair was bleached a couple of times last year, it took some toll on my roots, that they became weaker.

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Hairfall was suddenly a constant thing, which was why I am extra careful in combing my hair, especially after a shower.

BEFORE

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Wet bleached hair is the most difficult to style and handle, because any minute, you might go bald and sport a hairless patch on your scalp.

AFTER

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But as I was taking Novuskin Lift, I observed my hair fall was getting lesser and lesser that I became braver to comb my hair after a shower. This was such a relief.

 

  1. SKIN

Since late last year was pretty much spent on wedding planning, I hardly had time to go to skin clinics that I sooner developed breakouts, but using this product helped my pimples dry and heal faster. Plus, I hardly had breakouts after.

BEFORE

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Even though I spent sleepless nights crafting some wedding props, my under eyes weren’t as dark as they usually did post-“puyat”.

I also noticed that my arms and legs felt smoother and softer, despite not being so religious in applying moisturizers and lotion.

AFTER

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Having good skin is always a good alternative to makeup!

  1. ENERGY and APPETITE

I always had a low appetite especially during college, and you could say that this is a major reason why I never hit the normal weight.

To my surprise, I had more vigor in terms of eating, and I think this helped me look healthier. Not to mention, I was also able to fit better in my chosen wedding gown.

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And even though I lacked sleep, I was still able to function well the next day. It was as though I never run out of battery., which I believe is a good thing.

I can’t believe these changes just by taking Novuskin Lift.

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I am very happy to announce that these tablets do not just make you beautiful but healthier even! A perfect companion of course with a healthy diet and lots of exercise!

Happy and healthy ladies are always beautiful!

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NovuskinLift is now available in Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drugstores.

You can also check Novuskin Lift on their website and social media accounts below:

Website: http://www.novuskinlift.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Novuskin/

Instagram: @novuskin

Lazada: http://www.lazada.com.ph/novuskin-lift-30s-plus-10s-free-40956729.html

 

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AR(t)+TE(chnique) : How Versatile is Versaheel?

I would like to write about something that’s very close to my heart.

If you have been following me on my Instagram and Facebook Page, you would have probably seen or got a glimpse of the new project I am working on.

Redefine Versatility

As a shoe designer for my own startup, it’s quite a challenge to learn how to put things all together: materials, construction techniques, fabric manipulation, aesthetics and style.

That is why it is no wonder that when I learned that an established International brand would like to collaborate with me, I was totally shookt.

It kinds of feels like getting promoted to a position you’ll never know you’ll reach in just a year’s tenure, but so much better.

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The amazing team behind MARCO NOT POLO was very kind and extremely hands-on ever since we got into planning.

As a shoe designer, I had many considerations. One of which is the global demand on certain shoe types. I was advised that since this will be launched in North America, we might have to lean more on flats, to accommodate the lifestyle and increase market reach of those who will be wearing them.

I actually did not have any problems with that. We thought of making 5 pairs first, and then take it from there.

I would like to share it with you. How it all came about.

  1. Golfriend

I was pretty excited to name all of these babies that depict female characters and personalities.

I also got inspired with androgynous shoes that have interchangeable fringes. Hence, this. 😀

The salmon fringe is my favorite! They are so bold and very poppy!

 

  1. Shellen of Troy

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The shells remind me of my mermaid-loving self. Hehe 😀

Since the colors were girly, I tried to tweak it by having the art in an androgynous pair, with particular details of course – interchangeable straps!

By far this design took the longest, because you have 24 straps all in all! 8 straps each for blue, white and pink!

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Now, you don’t have to stick to only one color! The combinations are endless! I’ve actually lost count of possibilities!

I really had so much fun designing this!

 

  1. Miss Unicorn

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Unicorns are everywhere! They are in cellphone cases, restaurants, pajamas, onesies, and even in makeup! So I thought, why not in shoes!

Plus, mules are having a comeback! With a wild rage to boot! So I was sure they would really make a perfect combo! 🙂

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Not to mention, look how cute the interchangeable bows are!

 

  1. Peacocko Chanel

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I have always been a fan of Coco Chanel, her designs and perspectives in life. That is why I named one of my shoes in honor of her. This design is the classiest among all the shoes in this collection if I may say.

You could say I was a bit experimental with this pair. Canvas is usually tailored for casuals and in the pop culture, so I tried to push it further and bring it to another notch as a candidate for more formal occasions.

You can also customize the straps on these! 😀

What do you think? Will you wear this on a cocktail night?

 

  1. Skulleesi

 

I bet you know how I played with the name of the shoes already! 😀

Yes, it’s from Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen , Queen of the Andals and First Men, the Breaker of Chains, the Unburnt, the Khlaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Mother of Dragons.

Typing the above title just from memory! Hehe Yes, I’m a huge fan! 😀

This is actually my favorite! It’s clean, fun and surprisingly an attention-seeker. You can actually change the backstraps to different colors! 😀

Plus, the heel height isn’t too high as well! Just perfect for your on-the-go or travel OOTD! 😀  Yay!

 

Versatility and the ability to make fashion choices is the key that guided me towards the whole process. I want to be able to achieve different looks of the shoes without having to spend another dime. And I am so happy to be able to share that with you. And I really hope you like them! 😀

I cannot wait till they hit the fashion runway on November 18, 2017 at Calgary, Canada! If you’re in Canada, you might want to visit the show, and check out Marco Not Polo and the other amazing brands!

Whew! It just feels so good to finally reveal this project after so much hardwork we put into it.

I hope you get to support this Marikina and Filipino-made products! 😀

Like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

What do you think of these merfriends? 🙂 Let me know in the comments!

 

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Angel Skin Face and Body Lightening Bars

I remember way back in elementary school, we were asked to draw what we think is the most important part of our bodies, and explain why we chose it/them.

I was quick to write and draw the “skin”.

I reasoned because it was the biggest organ of our bodies, and they cover all the internal parts that need to be hidden. It also shows direct signals if there is something wrong with our health. Like when the skin is dry, we are alerted that the body is thirsty, and we need to hydrate more.

Since life can be too challenging, and our responsibilities too demanding, our skin tends to show signs of trouble, like uneven skin tone, wrinkles, acne, discoloration, dryness, and open pores. Don’t even start with pre-mature skin aging! That’s a total nightmare!

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Now, I’ve recently tried another skin line that I consider to be heaven-sent! Angel Skin is a new soap brand that caters to giving your skin the angelic treatment it deserves. Their products feel really mild on the skin, leaving it moisturized and refreshed!

They also come in different variants to give us the more identified results we want!

 

Skin Lightening Bar (with Glutathione and Gigawhite)

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Best for: Normal Skin

Benefits: Lightens age spots, dark skin tone, and discoloration; Provides an ultimate brightening glow

 

Skin Lightening Bar (with Kojic and Gigawhite)

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Best for: Normal Skin

Benefits: Effectively whitens; Nourishes, cleanses and renews damaged skin

 

Skin Clarifying Bar (with Tea Tree Extract and Salicylic Acid)

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Best for: Acne-prone Skin / Pimple Prone / Oily Skin

Benefits: Prevents and manages facial and body acne

 

Transparent Facial Cleansing Bar (with Glycerin and Vitamin E)

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Best for: Normal to Sensitive Skin

Benefits: Nourishes, cleanses and moisturizes skin

What I love the most about Angel Skin is that you can use them both for face and body. I mean they are hypo-allergenic enough to use for your facial needs, which could also mean that they are perfect during travels! No need to worry about facial wash spillage from tubes, and unnecessary weight from excess liquids! Plus they are paraben-free!

The soaps are only priced at an affordable P 140.00 in selected Watsons Stores.

So hurry now and get yours soon!

You can like and follow them at:

Facebook : Angel Skin

Instagram:  @angelskinsoap

Looking good with makeup starts with gorgeous skin. Well, definitely not our dilemma anymore, because Angel Skin can now keep ours softer, smoother, and fairer everyday!

Catch their ongoing sale too! 😀

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Look for the AngelSkin Brand Ambassador in the following Watsons branches to avail of the promo:

SM Cubao
Fairview
SM East Ortigas
SM North EDSA
Sta. Lucia East
SM MOA Genex
Robinsons Galleria
Megamall
Marikina
Robinsons Manila

Promo applicable on the following dates only: Oct 7, 8, 14, 15

 

P.S.

Watch out for Angel Skin and I’s early Christmas giveaway! 😀 Yay! More and more reasons to be pretty and merry!

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My BeautyMNL Makeup and Skin Care Haul

Shopping online has been a vice since college, and I think there can be no remedy – let alone get my consent. 🙂

How can you stop, when all the things that you want and need are just one click away? The convenience is the total deal breaker on this! Plus, you can use Paypal or your magic cards!

*If you know what I mean! 😉 wink! wink!

I have been wanting to shop and discover amazing new finds in the mall, but I can’t seem to find the time. I have been juggling a fair few things, and a trip to a store can be considered a miracle already!

Good thing, Beauty MNL houses all of these and lets me read about product specifics and score big discounts right in the comforts of my home!

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I was handpicked to give the site a test run,  so my happy finger tips got astray, and found themselves ordering what was supposed to be a 3-4 item filled-shopping cart, but ended stacking more. Please don’t judge me!

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I just love how easy it is to navigate their site. Everything is so organized, and this helped me find the items I need as swift as possible. I also love how they accept PayPal and credit cards for payment.

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To my surprise, I got my beauty package the next day! Considering there was a long weekend ahead! Big thumbs up for that! 😀

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So here is what I got! 😀 I am providing their direct links too! ❤

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L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (Shade: Golden Beige)

CLAIM TO FAME: An ultra long-lasting foundation with a natural matte finish

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ALL Day HD Smoothing Prep Primer

CLAIM TO FAME: A gel primer that blurs the look of imperfections

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Detail Eye Shadow Primer

CLAIM TO FAME: An eyelid primer that helps intensify the pigmentation of eyeshadows

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Imagic Double-End Highlight and Contour Stick

CLAIM TO FAME: A dual-ended contour stick that delivers natural definition

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Skin Genie Lip and Cheek Stain Alive!

CLAIM TO FAME: An all-natural makeup gel that delivers gorgeous color on lips and cheeks

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Detail Lip Scrub

CLAIM TO FAME: A hydrating scrub that softens and smoothens lips

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AlgyNatural Seaweeds Lotion

CLAIM TO FAME: A lightweight moisturizer for glowing skin all over

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Made by David Organics – Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo

CLAIM TO FAME: Get gorgeously bouncy, sweet-smelling and healthy-looking hair in an instant.

(Left – What I Bought / Right – Freebies)

Beauty MNL was such a darling because they even gave me lots of FREEBIES! YAY! 😀 Now, I can try other products and test them for myself without having to buy the regular sized stuff! 😀

Freebies:

Biore Makeup Remover | Esfolio Aloe Vera Moisture Soothing Gel |v&M Naturals Mint Espresso Soap | Glam Glow |Black Beauty Gold Shampoo | Pro Studio Beauty exclusives Tinted Dry Shampoo in Cinnamon & Orange Scent |Stylista Coconut Hair Mask

I can post my reviews on these products in my upcoming posts, so stay tuned merfriends! Which reminds me, that shopping in Beauty MNL is also very uplifting and reassuring as you can also see personal reviews on each item left by the users!

You can even search for specific products and get insights on the users themselves in BEAUTY BY YOU section. You can just key in the product name, and voila!

Are you on Youtube too?

Perhaps you may also want to check out my UNBOXING/UNBAGGING video of this beauty haul! Head on to this link! And maybe subscribe?! 😀

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Reading them aided me in deciding whether I should buy the product or not. Wise move on this feature! 🙂

You can also read Beauty MNL’s in-house magazine, BLOOM to get more beauty, make up, and skin care updates! Just click on the first tab above! 😀

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Find them at:

https://beautymnl.com/

Facebook and Instagram: @beautymnl

You can check out Beauty MNL today and have your very own beauty haul with free shipping starting at P1,500 worth of purchase. Caution – it’s addicting! Once you start, you may never want to stop! 😀

 

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The Skin Bureau Pretty Political Ultimate Facial Set Review

I was really giddy to try The Skin Bureau Pretty Political Ultimate Facial Set. They come in really cute packaging, and I was so excited to try how these locally made products are perfect for girls, even for as young as 13.

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I have occasional breakouts and I was hoping these would help. That’s why, I tried them for a month to see the results.

The Skin Bureau is a brand of skincare products owned by Nurse Pharmaceuticals.

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The Skin Bureau Political Ultimate Facial Set is made up of the following:

  1. President Pretty Soap
  2. Beauty Queen Party Day Toner
  3. Charming Campaign Day Gel
  4. Gorgeous Allegation Night Toner
  5. Cabinet of Allure Night Cream

 

The President Pretty Soap

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This product gently removes dead skin cells without drying your skin. It is also an anti-oxidant soap, perfect for keeping your skin healthy.

I was really surprised with this product because they deliver really good results! My face was brighter and clearer!

Pros:

  • Brightens skin
  • Removes makeup even without using a makeup remover
  • Softens and smoothens skin
  • Blemishes looked lighter

Cons:

  • Stingy
  • Easily melts (I suggest you cut it in half to lengthen longevity)

 

Beauty Queen Party Day Toner

This toner fights acne and removes the dirt and excess oil to prevent breakouts. Actually, ever since I started using this my pimples started to decrease in number, and for some reason they sort of stopped appearing. So I can say it is really effective!

Pros:

  • Acne will considerably diminish
  • Removes excess dirt and makeup residue
  • Clears skin effectively

Cons:

  • Dries skin
  • A little prickly to breakouts (As we all call it, “tiis ganda” and “No pain, no gain!”)

 

Charming Campaign Day Gel

I like how this feels on my skin even when I am just home. It glides smoothly on the skin, and preps my face just right before I put on my makeup.

Pros:

  • Good makeup base
  • Moisturizes skin well
  • Prevents skin damage from the sun and pre-mature aging
  • Small amount is already enough for face and neck

Cons:

  • Doesn’t dry quickly
  • Reminds of me of Sebo de Macho’s smell

 

Gorgeous Allegation Night Toner

Your pores are unlogged and leaves skin texture refined and feeling smooth and fresh!

Pros:

  • Removes excess oil, dirt and makeup
  • My face feel refreshed after using this!
  • Leaves face cold and pores feels tightened

Cons:

  • A little stingy for the skin, only you have acne

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What I love about this is that my skin feels so moisturized, and I wake up with a very fresh aura.

Pros:

  • Moisturizes effectively
  • Smoothens skin
  • Restores Elasticity

Cons:

  • Scent can be improved

 

I have read different results from other users, so I guess it would still vary depending on  your skin’s properties and PH.

But overall, I love this beauty set! It may not be perfect on all sides, but they have given me wonderful results!

The main takeaways for this is that my blemishes faded a great deal, and I have a brighter and clearer skin! Pimples hardly appear anymore! 😀

Thank you The Skin Bureau for restoring my face’s brightness and moisture!

Try the The Skin Bureau Pretty Political Ultimate Facial Set for P1,299/set and get yours at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskinbureau/

Contact: 0927 603 2250
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International Beauty Expert is in Manila, Thanks to Clarence!

What an amazing year to be beautiful! 😀

No reason to procrastinate about beauty now, with all the available services in the metro today, and competing prices, we beauty enthusiasts have no excuse to achieve the best skin care we deserve!


I got invited to the PicoWay beauty technology launch in Clarence MD, and got the chance to meet an international beauty expert!


Clarence Anti-Aging, Slimming and Dermatology Centre, the first and only one in the Philippines to have the PicoWay technology, brings international beauty expert Kristi Burns to the Philippines. Burns is a Clinical Application Manager of Queensland, Northern Territory and New Zealand at Syneron Candela Corporation Australia Pty Ltd. She has extensive background within the beauty, medical and aesthetic skin industries and expertise in skin care and stakeholder relationship development.

Kristi holds an Advance Diploma in Beauty Therapy, a Certificate in Aromatherapy, and a Laser Safety Certificate. In the last 10 years, Kristi specialised on the entire Syneron Candela product range as well as cosmeceutical skin and treatment after care. In her clinical educator role, she works closely with several respected medical physicians and clinic owners both domestically and internationally.


Kristi is currently looking after SyneronCandela customers in Australia and New Zealand. With her excellent understanding of the skin and its behaviour she advises customers on how essential it is to manage the expected results of the different laser procedures performed during various pigmentation disorders, conditions and concerns, acne, vascular irregularities skin resurfacing and tattoo removal treatments.


In 1999, Kristi operated her own Aesthetic Clinic business, and has since worked for several remarkable organizations, where she underwent rigorous training in cosmeceutical active result driven skincare and advanced aesthetic laser, skin resurfacing and IPL procedures. Kristi has been using advanced medical grade technology for over 15 years and became the subject matter expert for Medical Grade Laser’s and IPL devices.

“The coming of Kristi Burns to the Philippines is an honor for Clarence as we both believe that beauty is attainable through state-of-the-art but cost-efficient procedures,” says Dr. Joan Clarence Morallo, head of Clarence MD.





I also happen to score an Underarm PicoWay Treatment! Yay! But to make things more exciting, we had first dibs on witnessing the fast delivery and more effective results of PicoWay Treatment.

One of the bloggers was able to try their PicoWay Tattoo Removal, and the results were astounding!

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Photo Credits : https://www.facebook.com/ClarenceMakati/

Would you believe it happened in less than 30 minutes? Woah! This is a game-changer!




Clarence MD is a one-stop center with a variety of non-invasive, safe and proven methods to enhance body shapes and improve appearances.

Besides Picos, Clarence offers anti-aging treatments, body slimming and contouring procedures, and facials and peels such as the Hydra Facial, Clear and Brilliant, Thermage, Doublo-SHIFU, HIFU Double-S Face and Neck lifting and tightening, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Dermal fillers, Botox, CoolSculpting, NIR Firmage, Cellulishock, Mesotherapy, Thermawrap, M-Tone, Ultralight Tripollar, RF Monopolar, LipoContour, Aqualyx, Acne Treatment, Medical Facial, Diamond Peel, Diamond Peel Extreme, and Glycolic Peel.

You may find them at:

Address: 2nd Flr. Mila Holdings Bldg., 28 Jupiter St. Corner Astra St., Bel Air
Makati 1200

(02) 897 2348

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ClarenceMakati/

Website: www.clarencemd.com

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Organic Beauty by Herbal Soap Philippines

Ever since I learned how some ingredients in beauty products can be dangerous, I tried to begin a quest in search for the best organic alternatives in the land.

It’s like finding vegan spritz in a sea of a pork market. Pretty difficult, huh? Not to mention they come in real pricey tags! So what does a girl got to do?

Good fortune I call it. I happen to meet the founder of Herbal Soap Philippines, and you could imagine how happy my invisible fins were, knowing they have a huge arsenal of organic cosmetics!

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One of my big hurdles in beauty is maintaining my mermaid red-orange hair. The strands have faded quite a bit, and my natural roots are starting to show. Looks like sunset and darkness in one field, but mostly I just look like a choco-butternut doughnut! Hehe 😛

Combing a freshly washed bleached hair is a nightmare. My hair is unruly, and they rebel by means of falling. 😦

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Good thing I found these!  Herbal Soap Philippines’ Natural Shampoo and Conditioner feels mild on my hair, and they make it very easy to comb!

I use my fingers in combing my hair, and surprisingly, the strands are very easy to manipulate now!

Ingredients include aloe vera extract, tea tree extract, argan oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, and virgin coconut oil. 

These special carrier oils are naturally produced and are perfect in maintaining manageable, soft and silky locks! Their moisture-inducing properties help make our mane their best versions ever!

I also had the chance to try their soaps, and so far this is my favorite! It is the Natural Whitening Soap, made of papaya, arbutin, licorice and bearberry, essential ingredients to restore my natural color, and fade dark spots on my skin!

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Their Natural-Antibacterial Soap is made of tea tree, lemon grass, acapulco and guava. My little pimples started to dry with continuous use!

The Natural Mosturising Soap out of goat’s milk, shea butter, aloe vera and cucumber is perfect for our dry skin. You can even leave the house without putting on lotion anymore.

I am amazed how the Natural Slimming Soap is making me sweat more than usual. I believe this is ideal to use before working out so that you are dreaded to burn more calories! It is made of seaweed and snail cream!

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My locks are more manageable now! And I get to enjoy the sun without worrying too much about my hair’s health!

They smell very natural as well! So occasional floral and grass scents are to be expected merfriends!

I absolutely love Herbal Soap Philippines’ products! And I will always swear by the organic! 😀

Know more in:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/herbalsoap.com.ph/

Website: http://www.herbalsoap.com.ph

 

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My Korean Facial Therapy Experience at O2 Laser Skin Center

Annyeong!

I have always admired Koreans’ skin. They are poreless, youthful, and undoubtedly flawless! 🙂

It is no wonder that most of the skincare products I use are made from their country. And Korean skin clinics and salons have already established themselves as a credible skincare and beauty provider.

That is why I was soooo stoked when I was invited to try O2 Korean Facial Therapy! 😀

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Their signature facial is a therapeutic treatment formulated to deeply cleanse, rejuvenate and hydrate leaving you a more radiant and revitalized skin.

This 90 minutes facial therapy comes with a relaxing and firming face and shoulder massage which reinvigorates the skin and relieves stress.

Perfect for people who want to be refreshed and relaxed at the same time, just like me!

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This should be exciting because the last facial treatment I had was almost 7 years ago! Haha 😛 I was just so scared that these treatments will cause more damage than good! But my braveheart and beauty instinct told me that this is something I shouldn’t miss!

So here are the things you should expect when you have your O2 Korean Facial Therapy:

1st Step: Cleanse.

Cleansing the face with their Cleansing Milk and Cleansing Gel. This step will involve removal of makeup (if patient has any on) and dirt from the environment.

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2nd Step: Scrubber.

Using a machine, they will scrub off deep seated dirt for a more thorough cleansing.

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3rd Step: Ultrasonic.

Using a special gel, a flat device emitting heat is made to go around the whole face. This helps open and soften the pores to prepare it for extraction.

I was so used with overhead steam in opening pores to allow impurities’ extraction. so this was new to me. Or am I too outdated already after my 7-year hiatus from facial treatments?

Nevertheless, I was advised that the ultrasonic machine is more upscale and healthier for the skin!

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4th Step: Extraction/Pricking of Whiteheads, Blackheads, Pimples.

Now, this is the one I was dreading! As I made my way to the clinic, I was so oblivious that this is part of what’s going to happen to me that day!

I mean, I had facials before but I was only thinking that today’s treatment was more of like a cream-spreading activity only, and no pricking!

I was a bit anxious because a friend actually had a bad experience with one skin salon, and I don’t want my skin to have accidental dents like she had!

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Surprisingly, they weren’t that painful! And I didn’t shed a tear! My facial therapist was really good, and she’s very careful and strategizes effectively to ease the pain whenever she attempts to stick the needle!

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5th Step: Destressing.

This is done through a relaxing face, shoulder and back massage using their special Korean massage oil for 10-15 minutes.

I know, this is a skin care salon, but you have to give them additional brownie points for giving a rejuvenating massage! As in, super narelax talaga ako!

I know I was drifting to sleep already!

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6th Step: Antioxidant Infusion.

Using another machine, they infused a high-end Vitamin C from Korea which helps lighten the skin as well as slow down the aging process. In this treatment, you will feel a mild stinging sensation, especially in the bony areas. This is the machine infusing the Vitamin C inside your skin.

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I felt the tinge and electrifying sensation, but nothing to worry! It was too mild, you’ll only feel a tickle!

7th Step: Calming and Anti aging.

Cold Collagen mask is applied and left on the face for 10-15 minutes. This is another anti-aging procedure and the cool sensation of the mask will help reduce the redness from the extraction done prior.

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I know, I look like a mummy! Haha 😀 But as claustrophobic it may seem, it is my favorite part! I can really feel the rich mask seeping down my skin to make it look healthier and more radiant!

8th Step: Removal of mask and application of Moisturizer and Sun protection Korean creams.

This procedure settled everything, and I was happy they already put sunblock, because I will be going to another event after.

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A nice selfie with Dr. Cherry Ann Co, the Resident Dermatologist sealed this great deal! I even had the most opportune moment to consult her about my skin dilemmas! Thank you so much for being gracious and patient with my questions! 😀

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I’ve been trying their Cleansing Milk, Moisturizing Toner and Sunblock for almost a month now! 🙂 And my skin feels more youthful everyday! 😀

This beautiful change is a kickstart into my journey of achieving a smoother, healthier and more radiant skin!

I will definitely come back for my next session! 🙂 Can you believe that this amazing treatment only costs P1,200? It’s super sulit, and totally worth it! No need for you to fly to Korea just to experience Korean skin care! 🙂

You may visit them at Ground Unit A, Waypoint Building, 4 Bayani Road, AFPOVAI
Taguig 1634.

Contact details:
0920-836-1132 / 0928-874-0580 / (02) 512-8315

http://www.o2laserskincenter.com
https://www.facebook.com/O2laserskincenter/

I highly recommend their services! So go and book an appointment today!

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