Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Review: Belo Intense White Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Does It Work?

Hello po! This is a review of Belo Intense White Anti-Perspirant Deodorant.

Review: Belo Intense White Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Does It Work?

I bought it at Landmark for the price of Php 104.75 and it's on Buy 1 Take 1.
Made in the Philippines.

It carries some fancy-schmancy ingredients like Beetox and ActiWhite.

Belo Intense White Anti-Perspirant Deodorant price, ingredients

Belo Intense White Anti-Perspirant Deodorant claims to whiten at a cellular level, prevent inflammation, fight sweat and body odor for 48 hours. It's also alcohol free and anti-stain.

Now I truly, truly love its fragrance but the thing is - it doesn't keep my B.O. away! My UA, even though I was just at home, stink when afternoon came, huhuhu! Tawas did a much better job at keeping odor away!

Another problem is, this is a roll-on but the ball on top hardly moves. I had to rub it very hard against my armpit (which is painful) just for the liquid to come out.

All in all, I do not really recommend (hey, it may work for you, but for me, it doesn't!) nor would I buy again Belo Intense White Anti-Perspirant Deodorant.. Thanks for reading! :)

How to Prevent Shine for Very Oily Skin

Hello po! If you are like me with very oily skin, you know the feeling of how you have just taken a bath and yet after 30 minutes, you can already see shine on your face, lol.

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Ever since high school, I had very oily, acne-prone skin. No, it is not because of poor hygiene, mind you, I am very meticulous and clean, but y'know... hereditary.

Well anyways, I read somewhere that the drier your skin is, the more it compensates by producing more oils. Counter-intuitive it may seem, but do not go over-washing your face ten times a day or using too strong soaps and cleansers. (Twice is okay. You may wash it mid-day tho if you sweat.)

Now when I'm out,  I don't retouch in the middle of the day at all, I hate retouching. If I put another layer of makeup underneath the old one, I breakout! I need to clean and take it all off first. Start with a fresh canvas, as they say.

I wanna share some tips on how I keep my makeup on fresh all day: 

1. Anti-sebum Primer (optional, and I prefer dewy cream primer over balm type primer since I find the latter don't cover my pores and just makes makeup sit on top of it, making it hard to blend in).

2. After putting foundation, apply face powder with a puff using stamping motion. Press, press the powder, work it in, baby.

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3. I like layering makeup so I do not have to do it again later. What I mean is I use a cream blush and then also a powder blush. Or I use eyebrow pencil and eyebrow powder next.

4. After putting the rest of your makeup, keep them in place by using setting/translucent powder with a brush. It will also remove any eyeshadow fall outs and help blend your blush, contour.

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5. Spray fixer mist (this is optional too).


Very important- do not scrimp on POWDER! Always apply a GENEROUS amount and blend. Powder absorbs our oilies!!! Powder is our best friend in fixing our makeup and helping it to last longer, and for our visage to stay fresh longer. Just use a suitable one so as to prevent a white cast in case of flash photography.

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Having a little oil and shine on the face ain't necessarily bad, if anything, it imparts a glowy/dewy look. Plus, they say that oily skin ages slower. Hooray for younger looking skin!

Now this is just what works for me. Different persons may have varied results. I hope to help you with this guide for oily skin. Stay flawless! :) 

Friday, January 11, 2019

FBN and Metrobuzz Bloggers Reunion 2019: My Experience

Hello po! Last January 5, 2019, I attended the get -together of members of Filipino Bloggers Network and Metrobuzz Bloggers held at Tambayan by Salu in Quezon City! It was cool to get to hang out with acquaintances I haven't seen in a while.

FBN and Metrobuzz Bloggers Reunion 2019: My Experience

This was supposed to be last December but moved this month. The group leaders were kind enough to continue this amidst challenges.

There were games and raffles. Of course, I joined in two games pero medyo olats eh hahaha. Na-lost!

The very able hosts, Christian and Allan, were sooo funny. Promise, pang-comedy bar.

The sponsors were given a chance to talk and deliver their messages.

January 5, 2019, I attended the get -together of members of Filipino Bloggers Network and Metrobuzz Bloggers held at Tambayan by Salu in Quezon City
Salu and Novelina.

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Sinalco, Cebuana Lhuillier, Dermcare.

We went around the booths and fulfilled the tasks.

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Delectable merienda by Salu.

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The Filipino food is so masarap especially the gulay (2nd from top) and kakanin!!!

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#Salu #Svelti #Fujidenzo #CowboyGrill #Dermcare #Novelina #Sinalco #CebuanaLhuillier #FuentesManila #LeapOut #MAAPR #Stratworks #DDBGroup
#PerceptionsInc #CIDCommunication #FullCircleCommunications #M2Comms #HavasMediaOrtega #FleishmanHillard #EONGroup #GreenBulb #i55TalentHouse #PaperclipCommunications #LoremIpsum #KKPREMS #OCI #HotFunStuffs #MomentsAroundtheCorner #TechandInnovations #TheJournalisticView #MyMushings #OneProudMomma

Full list of brand partners over at the pre-event article - https://pisceanrat.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-2019-grand-get-together-of-filipino.html

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Prizes and freebies!!! Won electric fan from i55 Talent house; Accufirme GC from Svelti; Php 200 GCash from Mamu; Sprite; Sinalco; shaver, lightening spray, herbal hair color and mask from Novelina; and soap, toner and sunblock from Dermcare.

cebuana lhuillier, i55 Talent house; Accufirme GC from Svelti; Php 200 GCash from Mamu; Sprite; Sinalco; shaver, lightening spray, herbal hair color and mask from Novelina; and soap, toner and sunblock from Dermcare.

Thanks to all sponsors and to you, for visiting the blog! :)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pisceanrat Holiday 2018 Haul!!!

Hello po! Maybe I had been nice last 2018, and got rewarded by Santa (Althea). So last Holiday, this beauty blogger made a haul in Althea Korea (ph.althea.kr) and these are the Kbeauty products that I got! Woohoooo~~~ :)))

Pisceanrat Holiday 2018 Haul!!!

I included a short description and price:

Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine 30 EA/Php 980

Neogen Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Wine 30 EA/Php 980

I wanted to choose the Lemon variant at first but decided on this since I saw many positive reviews. I super love this. I immediately opened and used this that night when the package arrived. It does not disappoint.

Deep cleans, makes skin brighter, smoother and clearer. Exfoliates well. I had some bumps in my skin days before using this and it sloughed it away! The wine scent makes me drunk too. Hik! Note though that after opening this and removing the seal, never lay it on its side or the essence might drip out!

Neogen Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Wine review

I keep it in the refrigerator. That way, it gives an added refreshing quality. This has 2 sides back to back, one is abrasive and the other soft. After using this, I splash my face with cold water. Then I follow with cotton ball soaked in toner (I see the cotton becomes violet in the parts I was not able to rinse well), then finally, I use serum and eye cream.

Boom De Ah Dah cleansing set Php 340
This is such a good value for money. 2 150ml foaming cleansers in Pore-Clear, and Soothing...

Boom De Ah Dah cleansing set Php 340

... and 6 mask sheets in Lemon-Lime, Aloe, Berry, Green Tea, Honey and Rice.

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The Saem Saemmul Water Candy Tint in Watermelon 10g/Php 210

They look so fun but I've seen a bunch of fakes of these in stores. I think they cost like Php 20. Just don't buy them, girls... don't risk it! You don't know its ingredients and it might turn your lips dark. Get only the authentic from Althea Korea!

 The Saem Saemmul Water Candy Tint in Watermelon 10g/Php 210

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm 30g/Php 240

Open pores and blackheads in the nose area has been a dilemma! Wanna say goodbye to them for good.

 Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm 30g/Php 240

Rire Skinny Blackhead Closing Serum 40ml/Php 240

Its price point is affordable. Excited to see how this will fare! I read it is best to keep this in the ref. Will use this along with the balm above.

Rire Skinny Blackhead Closing Serum 40ml/Php 240

Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream 30ml/Php 400

I like the font, reminds me of Disney. Also the packaging, with its nice gold details and cutesy piggy (Welcome, Year of the Pig is coming)  is the BOMB.

Elizavecca Gold CF Nest White Bomb Eye Cream 30ml/Php 400

Coringco Pink Square Dual Shading 10g/Php 410

Coringco Pink Square Dual Shading 10g/Php 410

Thank goodness for contours! Round faced me needs it for my jawline and also the sides of the nose. Happy that it comes in 2 shades of brown plus it has no gold specks (the other brand contouring powder I am currently using has some shimmer so it looks unnatural as a shadow on nose line).

Coringco Pink Square Dual Shading review

So those are the feel good stuff in my Christmas / New Year haul. I love being an Althea Angel. Which of the products would you like to see a full review of? Comment down below. Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, January 4, 2019

The 2019 Grand Get Together of Filipino Bloggers Network x MetroBuzz Bloggers

Hello po! This is my very first blog post  for this new year, 2019!!! I will be attending  the reunion / belated Christmas Party with fellow bloggers.

Now on its sixth year, the annual Get Together party of the Filipino
Bloggers Network (FBN)
together with Metrobuzz
has become bigger and brighter with more sponsors and partners giving their support to two of the most active blogger groups in the country today.

Salu, a popular Filipino cuisine in Quezon City, will be hosting
this year’s gathering of bloggers and online influencers on January 05.

FBN and Metrobuzz members anticipate the annual gathering as an
opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen
for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands will also grace the
event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years.

FBN currently has almost 2,000 members and continue to expand as
it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers from around the Philippines to
interact with other members from different parts of the country. Moderating the
discussions and posting opportunities from several brands for the Filipino
Bloggers Network are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac and for MetroBuzz is Lariza Garcia.

This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors:
  • PNP-NCRPO Chief Director General Guillermo Eleazar


Salu is an all authentic Filipino restaurant. A journey to more than 7,107 tastebud experience.

SvelT’i Slim, Trim & Gleam provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology. They offer non-invasive body and skin rejuvenation therapies to improve body curvatures and reverse the signs of aging.

Fujidenzo Home and Commercial Appliances combine style and performance to meet the high demands of fast-paced living. Taking into account the high cost of living and non-stop surge of prices of commodities, Fujidenzo Appliances are designed to give quality performance at the most consumer-friendly prices. With Fujidenzo, you get the latest features and technologies all within the budget of the average Filipino household.

Cowboy Grill has been the for LIVE BANDS, GREAT FOOD, and UNIQUE EXPERIENCE for over 15 years. They have the wide range selection of mouth watering menu that suits every appetite and various mixed alcoholic drinks, beverages and other liquors.

Dermcare Professional Skin, Hair and Spa has been in the beauty and wellness industry for 30 years, offering quality of products and services. Among its noteworthy services are whitening facials, anti-aging and pimple treatments, hair coloring and rebonding services, eyelash extensions, body scrubs, hair and spa massage. Dermcare has over 115 branches nationwide.

Novelina is an industry leader in the production of powder and cream hair color. At the same time, it also carries its professional line of hair care products which includes cream hair color, shampoo, conditioner, and rebonding formulas. Novelina is also the OEM manufacturer of hair-color for two of the world’s largest and most prestigious hair-dye brands being marketed in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, North and South America, as well as the Middle East.

Sinalco is popular quality German cola beverage which is now being sold in 50 countries worldwide. It has a wide assortment of beverage products (carbonated soft drinks, natural fruit juice, ice-tea, non-alcoholic beer, sports drink, mineral water). In the Philippines EURO INTERBEV CORPORATION was awarded the exclusive license by SINALCO International Brands GmbH & Co. KG based in Duisberg, Germany to import, sell and produce Sinalco products. Two of Sinalco’s best drinks are Sinalco Cola 330 ml – a high quality carbonated softdrinks that has an extraordinary cola flavor and contains the natural aroma of caramel, natural colourings and refreshing carbon dioxide; and Sinalco Special 330 ml - a high quality carbonated fruit flavour soft drink that has an extraordinary flavor and contains combination of four fruit flavours in one can, natural colourings and refreshing carbon dioxide.

Cebuana Lhuillier is the Philippines’ leading and largest non-bank financial services provider specializing in pawning, remittance, and micro-insurance.


FuentesManila is one of the few full-service PR agencies in the Philippines. While publicity remains its core service, FuentesManila provides the following services to its clients: Publicity, Special Events, Online Publicity, Advertising, Media Monitoring, Creatives & Graphic Design and Digital PR.

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Get in touch with LeapOut at tel (02)750 7630 or email accounts@leapoutdigital.com.

MAAPR Information Technology Solutions is a media marketing consultancy owned by Marlon Aldenese and established last August 2015. Email Marlon at marlon.aldenese@wnot.com.ph.

Strategic Works, Inc. works with the possibility of making an idea come to life as they spot the hot buttons that unlock consumers’ hearts and brand success. They do Public Relations, Creative Services, Activations, Events Management, Digital Marketing and Advocacy and Social Marketing.

DDB Group Philippines is a full-service communications group composed of award-winning advertising, digital, media, activation, and PR agencies. Over the years, the group has made a mark in local and international markets by creating cutting-edge solutions for a diverse portfolio of local and multinational clients. The group lives by one philosophy…CREATIVITY is the most powerful force in business.

Perceptions, Inc. is a public relations company that provides PR counselling and various corporate and marketing communications services to business and industrial organizations, government institutions as well as trade and professional associations.

CID Communication is a leading and pioneering public relations firm in the Philippines. The work with companies locally and abroad to design and implement effective communication campaigns to further an organization, individual, or a cause.

Full Circle Communications, Inc. (Full Circle) is a full-service public relations firm based in the Philippines. They have been working with clients to create proactive, ongoing public relations campaigns that generate positive press coverage. The company helps both established and budding companies attain and sustain positive and favorable image.

M2Comms understands that perfection doesn’t exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, it’s better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they’ll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness.

Havas Media Ortega is the first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer.

FleishmanHillard Manila works with many local and global leading companies seeking targeted growth by combining local strategic thinking with a powerful global network.  

EON Group is a regional communications consultancy delivering data-inspired and human-centered solutions that impact the businesses of their clients. The company aims to champion truth-telling as an instrument for meaningful and lasting change.

Green Bulb is an independent communications agency that develops campaigns for brands; a team of communication experts dedicated in delivering brand’s message and vision to the market.

i55 Talent House is a consultation agency which gather talents who would see the world differently, and help clients create valuable stories that would INFECT and INSPIRE. Their vision is to create a world where brands communicate REAL STORIES to inspire people, communities, economies, and the world.

Paperclip Communications is a group of consummate professionals who brings a personalized approach in servicing your requirements. They will customize their campaigns to precisely fit your needs. They will walk you through from the beginning to the end of the process, from initial conceptualization, project execution to post-project evaluation. More than just account managers or communication providers, they are reliable, committed partners towards your reaching growing levels of success through public relations, media & events managements.

Lorem Ipsum is a boutique marketing communications agency that swiftly gained impact and traction because of its experience, knowledge and relationships. It is a lean team gifted with drive and ferocity to develop and execute marketing and PR campaigns that are right on point, disruptive and relevant.



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