Saturday, July 21, 2018

Pinoy Pride this Olympic Day 2018

We as a nation always feel a deep sense of "Pinoy Pride" whenever any of our artist, beauty queen or athlete wins. When a Filipino or Filipina takes home the Trophy, Crown or Medal, it is as if we ourselves won too!

Philippine Olympic Committee!!!
Move. Learn. Discover.

Speaking of athletes, the Olympics or Olympic Games are the leading international sporting events, which feature summer and winter sports competitions wherein thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

The Olympics is considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations in participation.

70th Anniversary, Olympic Day in the Philippines transpired last June 30, 2018, Saturday. It was held at the track and field stadium of the ULTRA in Pasig, from 6 AM to 11 AM.

The Olympic movement is not just about sports excellence. It is also a way of life upholding the values of friendship, trust and respect. It promotes global unity and peace through sports.

olympics, pinoy olympian,

Now on its 70th Anniversary, Olympic Day in the Philippines transpired last June 30, 2018, Saturday. It was held at the track and field stadium of the ULTRA in Pasig, from 6 AM to 11 AM.

Spartan race type, obstacle courses were hurdled by adult athletes, kids and even animals!

Spartan race type, obstacle courses were hurdled by adult athletes, kids and even animals!
Get active on Olympic Day!

It was FREE Entrance. Everyone is welcome.

There are booths doing selling and giving freebies.

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OPM singer Rox Puno entertains the crowd.

OPM singer Rox Puno

Being a dog lover, I was enamored with the cuddly canines present!
I hope I got the names and breeds correctly, if not, please get in touch so I can edit 'em!
Oh, thanks to the owners for letting me capture your pets!

Mavies the Yorkshire Terrier.

Mavies the Yorkshire Terrier.

The Poodle is Sushi and the Welsh Terrier is Ramen.

The Poodle is Sushi and Welsh Terrier is Ramen.

Margo, the black German Shepherd and Mela, the Belgian Malinois.

Margo, the black German Shepherd and Mela, the Belgian Malinois.

Giveaway from the sponsors.

olympic day philippines 2018

I remember the Gilas Pilipinas recent rift with the Aussie team, but our Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao prevailed in last weeks'fight against Matthysse. There are good and bad stories, but it was nice to have a day of pure sports solidarity, as with the Olympic Day.

Let us always support our hardworking athletes and Olympians. #OlympicDay Thanks for reading! :)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Celebrating Teaspoon Cafe Valenzuela's First Anniversary!

Anniversary celebrations  are always important occasions. It marks the first year - looking back at the memories and the lessons learned, or how any hurdle has been successfully overcome. Such was the joyous event last July 7, 2018, Teaspoon Cafe Valenzuela's 1st Year Anniv!

July 7, 2018, Teaspoon Cafe Valenzuela's 1st Year Anniv.

To celebrate #TeaspoonTurns1,  they gave away a hundred FREE cupcakes to customers that day, plus promos in-store.
#TeaspoonTurns1

Deals from July 7 to 21, 2018:
  • Choose from any 2 meals (comes with rice)- Beef pares, Fish fillet with tofu, Squid adobo, Sizzling porkchop, Chinese adobo, for just Php 199.
  • Avail 2 milk teas for the price of one (Classic and Wintermelon), only Php 120.

Choose from any 2 meals (comes with rice)- Beef pares, Fish fillet with tofu, Squid adobo, Sizzling porkchop, Chinese adobo, for just Php 199. Avail 2 milk teas for the price of one (Classic and Wintermelon), only Php 120.

I found the place modern, spacious enough and cozy. One can sit outside for fresh air, or inside, air-conditioned. It's envisioned to be a community inside a community.

teaspoon cafe valenzuela review

There is a dining area in the first floor or customers can choose to climb up second level. There are proper tables and chairs, or as is popular with the young ones these days, they can opt to lounge on the floor, and rest on beanie couches.

teaspoon cafe address
I myself am witness at how the cafe was literally FULL HOUSE come dinner time. There was no vacant despite of the numerous tables. There's a lot of customers- students, friends, families. This is, I suppose, a testament that the residents in the vicinity are satisfied with this find.

I braved the torrential downpour that afternoon to make my way to Valenzuela from Caloocan. I got soaked. Thankfully they were very accommodating. A welcoming warm cup of cappuccino was like a warm fuzzy blanket for any dampness in my spirit.

teaspoon cafe cappuccino
A tip- drink your coffee 2 minutes after it was served, and finish it  within 5. Am I right, Kate?

So let's take a look at more of the goodies, shall we?

Potato Zesty Fries. Yes man, the flavor and the crunchiness as it's coated, you can compare it with those of the famous chicken fastfood's.

Potato Zesty Fries, teaspoon cafe,

Nachos- I still find these another experience from the others I have tried. It has cheese and sweet mayo drizzles, but the meat spells the difference! I feel that this is okay for a barkada of four.

nachos, teaspoon cafe,

Pizza- All Meat Special, 4 Cheese Pizza, Hawaiian Cheezy Delight. This is my fave as it's ridiculously good! Gooey cheese, quality ingredients, and they pack a crunch as these are thin crust. It's also 10" so this is sufficient for double.

Pizza- All Meat Special, 4 Cheese Pizza, Hawaiian Cheezy Delight.

Pesto- a perennial favorite of mine. This pasta has perfectly balanced flavors, not too much tuna that it destroys the harmony, but just the right ingredients.

teaspoon cafe, tuna pesto,

The Cheesy mushroom burger must have been so good that one of the bloggers hungrily gobbled this up so fast!

teaspoon cafe Cheesy mushroom burger

These were the 5 dishes wherein you can pick 2 for Php 199. A bit of a trivia:
The pork adobo was the recipe of the owner's Chinese grandmother! I really enjoyed that too with its tender chunks, sweet sauce and hardboiled egg.

teaspoon cafe Beef pares, Fish fillet with tofu, Squid adobo, Sizzling porkchop, Chinese adobo.
Beef pares, Fish fillet with tofu, Squid adobo, Sizzling porkchop, Chinese adobo.

Binagoongang bagnet

Binagoongang bagnet teaspoon cafe

Kare-kareng bagnet

kare kareng bagnet teaspoon cafe

Bagnet (known to be a putok batok) can be quite tedious to cook at home, but these viands are staples in Pinoy cuisine, and for a good reason, they are hearty and bring an explosion of textures and flavors, sure to please the Filipino tastebuds.

Salisbury steak. By now, I am quite full, and the other food reviewers partook the meat. See how big it is. The gravy is also fantastic.

teaspoon cafe salisbury steak

I got the matcha frappuccino, second from left. It is sweet and a must try for those new to or trying out matcha (as it is an acquired taste as they say). It doesn't have the "parang damo" bit.

teaspoon cafe matcha frappuccino

Calamansi Shake- my, a perfect ending after all those food! It's so refreshing! Plus, if I remember correctly, this one is made of real fruit hence the pleasant sweet and sour tingle! Others opted for Green apple, which they say tastes similar to the 24/7 convenience store chain's slurpee.

teaspoon cafe Calamansi Shake

Now, what I like about these, aside from, as you can see, nice plating, was absolutely how good the food smells as it is yummy. 'Yung tipong nilalapag pa lang yung pagkain,  humahalimuyak na. Not to mention, the prices are budget friendly!

Teaspoon Cafe Menu

Teaspoon Cafe pricelist
Hot and cold drinks, all day brekkie, sandwiches, appetizers, main course, pizza, pasta  and more!

All smiles- busolve! Happy 1st Year, Teaspoon Cafe Valenzuela!

pinoy food bloggers
Filipino food bloggers present.

Notes:
Ample parking space
Free Wi-Fi
Clean comfort room
Charging outlets
Bestsellers include milk teas, salisbury and dishes with bagnet

Teaspoon Cafe is located at 69 Cordero (formerly Pinagpala) Street, Marulas, Valenzuela City (near Fatima Hospital/OLFU). They are open everyday from 11 AM to 11 PM. Visit Teaspoon Cafe, the friendly neighborhood cafe, where they serve goodness one teaspoon at a time. Thanks for reading! :)

Monday, July 9, 2018

Enjoy the Best Travel Experience by Being Worry Free!

Hello po! Me and my husband make it a point to go on vacations yearly. Every summer, we may go to about 3 different destinations. We want to explore our country, the beautiful Philippines, and then when time (and budget) permits, discover the rest of the world together!

travel insurance philippines, travel health insurance philippines

While traveling can be fun, it can also be risky. There are accounts of inconveniences of lost passport or lost luggage, third party property damages, and others! We also see on the news of emergencies- tourists getting into scary accidents and entire families figuring into terrible road mishaps.

Plan well and pray hard to keep the journey safe and peaceful. But to be really practical and worry free, one must make a wise decision. And that is where travel insurance comes into play.

Unforeseen unfortunate events that occur when traveling has cost precious lives, and hospitalization bills can reach sky high. But when you have a travel health insurance, it is a great help!

I have read numerous testimonials of travelers who met serious accidents and were hospitalized, they all echo that they are very thankful that they undertook travel insurance!

Traveling can give many life lessons, and surprises along the way. These may be pleasant or life threatening, be protected and safe with Malayan Insurance travel insurance in the Philippines.

malayan travel master

MALAYAN'S TRAVEL MASTER (in partnership with Assist America):

  • PERSONAL ACCIDENT- Protect yourself from accidents when you travel. Travel Master provides compensation for accidental death, dismemberment, or disablement as well as accidental burial benefit.
  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT- Unexpected and sudden medical treatment abroad can be very expensive. Travelers often do not have immediate access to resources to pay for the appropriate treatment right away. Travel Master provides coverage for the emergency medical treatment you might need. Coverage also extends to follow-up care, as well as the daily incidental expenses involved in hospital confinement.
  • PERSONAL LIABILITY- When traveling to new places, you always run the risk of accidentally hurting someone or damaging someone else’s property. Travel Master shoulders these risks so you can continue to enjoy your trip.
  • RECOVERY OF TRAVEL EXPENSES- If your trip needs to be cut sooner than you had planned, our Emergency Trip Termination feature shall reimburse the unused portion of travel and the non-refundable accommodation expenses that have been paid in advance. If the trip has been cancelled within 30 days prior to the scheduled departure, the Emergency Trip Cancellation feature shall reimburse the non-refundable portion of travel and accommodation expense. In any case, the termination or cancellation of the trip must result from death or life threatening sickness or injury of the insured, or from a member of the immediate family requiring immediate medical attention.
  • TRAVEL INCONVENIENCE BENEFITS- Without the right insurance protection, traveling can be quite a hassle. Travel Master offers benefits for loss of travel documents, loss of baggage, baggage delay, loss of cash, damage to laptop and flight delay as a result of severe weather, mechanical trouble, strikes, and even skyjacking, to keep you smiling despite such unforeseen events.
  • TRAVEL ASSISTANCE BENEFITS- In partnership with Assist America, a world-class travel assistance provider, Travel Master provides you access to various emergency and medical travel assistance services such as:

Medically supervised repatriation
Emergency evacuation
Return of mortal remains
Care for unattended minors
Compassionate leave
Hospital admission guarantee
Critical care monitoring
Prescription assistance
Legal and interpreter referrals
Emergency medical transmission
With one simple phone call to Assist America, you will be connected to an extensive global network of medical providers, operation centers, and air and ground ambulance service providers.


  • VALUE ADDED FEATURES- Gear up for the extra-mile advantage! On top of all these insurance and assistance benefits, Travel Master provides free insurance coverage for damage to rented cars, as well as medical treatment and assistance services for accidents resulting from sports activities.

Travel Master isn’t just for flying, either, as accidents and emergencies can occur anywhere. Malayan also cover travel on ships, trains, and cars, which means that you can enjoy full protection anytime you travel. Note: They also offer Travel Master LITE. 

Before embarking on life's journey, opt to be worry free with  Malayan Insurance- your trusted partner in comprehensive travel insurance in the Philippines Thanks for reading!:)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Wedding of the Century- Century City Mall's Very First Bridal Fair with Fashion Show

Because ideally, marriage comes once in a lifetime, many couples want to make it very memorable, like in a fairytale. Hence, there had been numerous wedding bazaars or expos held all around the country. June 30 to July 1, 2018, marks the very first bridal fair / fashion show of Century City Mall.

June 30 to July 1, 2018, marks the very first bridal fair / fashion show of Century City Mall.

Held at the 4th and 5th floors of the Century City Mall, the wedding event was FREE entrance, just register at the front. 

Aptly dubbed Wedding of the Century, its decorations  and ambiance will surely put one in a romantic mood.

Guests and soon to weds met with top caliber wedding suppliers in the country to make planning easier for those about to tie the knot. From venues, hair and makeup artists, wedding cakes and even caterers, Wedding of the Century treated the attendees like royalty and offered services that does not come with a hefty price tag. 

Couples and guests can freely avail the scrumptious food spread by Le Chef by Chef Billy King (I adore the caesar salad, pasta puttanesca and decadent desserts- leche flan and brownies), have their photos taken as souvenir with Photo Strip Partybooth (it was nice, there was a "mirror" in front and touch it to operate picture taking), plus there were cupcake samplers. There was discount to those that will book on the fair itself.

 4th and 5th floors of the Century City Mall, the wedding event was FREE entrance, just register at the front.   Aptly dubbed Wedding of the Century, its decorations  and ambiance will surely put one in a romantic mood.

For your reference, here is the directory of the wedding suppliers during the Wedding of the Century:

FILMS, VIDEOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAPHY

VISUALS BY ALAZ
(+63) 917 112 5566
visualsbyalaz@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/visualsbyalaz
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/visualsbyalaz

MARCO CONSTANTINO
09052130411 / 09778363258
j316.marcoconstantino@gmail.com
Unit 1, 2nd floor, No. 24, Paz Street Morning Breeze Subdivision, Caloocan City, Philippines

TIME CAPSULE: ART HOUSE PRODUCTION
09950158015 / 09151096924 / 09264523236 / 09173668913
Timecapsuleahprod@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: @TcartProd
INSTAGRAM: timecapsuleph

SLAM PRODUCTION (also offers Bridal Makeup Packages)
0977-8535181 / (02) 6176792 / (02) 5880590
info@slameventproduction.com
www.slameventproduction.com
SNAPCHAT, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM: @slameventprod
FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE: SLAM Event Production

LIGHTS AND SOUNDS

AUC INC.
0917-138-2229
abbybanaresco@yahoo.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AUCinc/

PHOTOBOOTH

PARTY STUDIO MANILA
252-45056 / 09175408575 / 09055669790
thepartystudiomanila@gmail.com / thepartystudiomanila@yahoo.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/thepartystudiomanila
INSTAGRAM: @thepartystudiomanila

PHOTO STRIP PARTY BOOTH
09179936105 / (02)2524056
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/photostrip.partybooth

WEDDING RINGS

MATUS
+02 706 5391 / +63 998 564 8349
infomatus@gmail.com
www.weddingrings.com.ph
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/matusrings
5th Level Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

WEDDING RINGS  MATUS, photog MARCO CONSTANTINO  09052130411 / 09778363258  j316.marcoconstantino@gmail.com

WEDDING CAKES

SWEET CRAVINGS by Khai’s Cake & Pastries
0977-2774047 / 0922-80155913
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/Sweet-Cravings
Village East Cainta, Rizal

D&D cakes etc., sweet cravings by Khai’s Cake & Pastries,

D&D CAKES ETC.
0915-2483296
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/dndcakesetc/

REENZSON’S PATISSERIE
0935-9324317 / 0936-3242688
FACEBOOK: Cakes by Reenzson’s Patisserie

REENZSON’S PATISSERIE, AMORE DE FLEURPH


PARTY VENUE AND CATERING

LE CHEF by Chef Billy King
0917-8370609 / 0918-8990609 / (046) 419-8190 local 127 / (02) 779-5590 local 127
vanessa.briones@lechef.cc / minette.morana727@gmail.com
The Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club, Southwoods Avenue, Carmona, Cavite 4116 / No. 1 Villonco Road, Sucat, Parañaque, Muntinlupa City

 LE CHEF by Chef Billy King 0917-8370609 / 0918-8990609 / (046) 419-8190 local 127 / (02) 779-5590 local 127 vanessa.briones@lechef.cc / minette.morana727@gmail.com The Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club, Southwoods Avenue, Carmona, Cavite 4116 / No. 1 Villonco Road, Sucat, Parañaque, Muntinlupa City

PLAZA IBARRA
922-6868 / 413-0706 / 374-8354 / 374-8355 / 0998-9881336 / 0906-2601336
bqt_plazaibarra@ibarraspartyvenues.com.ph
www.ibarraspartyvenues.com.ph
FACEBOOK, PINTEREST & INSTAGRAM: @ibarrascatering
TWITTER: @ibarras_party
77 Timog Ave., South Triangle, Quezon City
Other Branches: Quezon Ave., Quezon City • Malate, Manila • Tagaytay City (411-5529 • 522-9999 • 986•1107)

 CITY GARDEN GRAND HOTEL MAKATI, plaza ibarra,

CITY GARDEN GRAND HOTEL MAKATI
+63 2 888-8181 loc 1214 / +63917-5723486 / +63 2 554-3421
banquetsales@citygardengrandhotel.com
www.citygardengrandhotel.com

MAKEUP AND SKIN CARE
CRÈCHE Skin Care Center (for Bridal Rejuvenation)
09178786048
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/crecheskincare
2113 Anonas St. Corner Rd. 5 Brgy. 628, Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016

CRÈCHE Skin Care Center (for Bridal Rejuvenation) 09178786048 FACEBOOK: facebook.com/crecheskincare 2113 Anonas St. Corner Rd. 5 Brgy. 628, Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016

MAKEUP BY ROSE PEDAYO
02-9789801 / 09060679175
pedayoroselyn@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: make up by rose pedayo
INSTAGRAM: rosepedayohmua

HANNA PECHON Professional Makeup Artist
+63-917-507-9564
info@hannapechonmakeup.com / hannapechon@gmail.com
www.hannapechonmakeup.com
INSTAGRAM: hannapechon

AILEEN MAY Hair and Make-Up Artistry
09477789438
aileenmayespiritu@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: Aileen May Hair and Make Up Artistry
INSTAGRAM: aileenmayhairandmakeup
1600 Int. 8 J. Fajardo St. Sampaloc, Manila

My makeover that day was courtesy of HMUA Joy Tabusares. With 9 years experience and training abroad under her belt, she is a makeup artist to celebs. I was completely at ease with her. She was machika and generous with tips and tricks to this beauty blogger as she also teaches makeup and is a dance instructor.

My makeover that day was courtesy of HMUA Joy Tabusares. With 9 years experience and training abroad under her belt, she is a makeup artist to celebs. I was completely at ease with her. She was machika and generous with tips and tricks as she is also teaches makeup and is a dance instructor.

She completely cleaned my face first before working her magic! #makeupbyjoytabusares contact details- 0977-2372977, ashiye_lin@yahoo.com.
Check out my before and after! 

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WEDDING COORDINATOR

4:13 EVENTS PRO
0975-365-8093 / (046) 489-5498
marvintulawan@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: 4:13 Events Pro

AMORE DE FLEURPH
02-5074535 / 09989925157
amoredefleurph@gmail.com
FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM: amoredefleurph

SAMNICE WEDDING AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT
0928-2998-421 / 0906-5366-182 / 0918-2623-384 / (02) 986-2942

FASHION SHOW (First Night June 30)

Later that evening was the highlight. There was free flowing cocktails (exquisite finger food and sparkling wine) for everybody...

First, robes by Kim Jao.

First, robes by Kim Jao.

Then, the showcase of wedding gowns and suits creations by Edwin Uy, Dave Ocampo and Chynna Mamawal... Check out my vlog here-



Dave Ocampo 

gowns by Dave Ocampo

House of Couture Edwin Uy

house of couture edwin uy

Chynna Mamawal Atelier

Chynna Mamawal Atelier

Got to take home these wonderful token from Century City Mall and suppliers during the Wedding Fair:

#WeddingOfTheCentury #CenturyCityMall

We all surely felt the love in the air. See you at the next #WeddingOfTheCentury at #CenturyCityMall. Thanks for reading! :)

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Truth About Carbon Coco

Hello po! Besh, here is a review of Carbon Coco Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish! Did I like it or not? Read more to find out and its other details!

carbon coco review

I often see their product on my IG feed with so many vloggers that they sponsor recommending it and so  I got curious.

I bought it at a steal from a  colleague back in May. She apparently was not too crazy about it so she sold her extra one. She gave me brand new tub of polish, tongue cleaner (that I don't use), black bristled toothbrush and pouch.

When you buy it on their website, it is quite expensive. One tub of Carbon Coco Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish costs $29.95 (more than a thousand pesos).

activated coconut shell charcoal, natural teeth whitening,

Carbon Coco is Australian owned. They claim it to be a 100% natural tooth whitener which can also detoxify your mouth and freshen breath.

It is made of activated coconut shell charcoal hence the name.

How to use?
They recommend to wet and dip your toothbrush in the tub, and proceed to  brush in gentle circular motions for a couple of minutes. Use it every night, and to follow up with another toothbrush and toothpaste after using it. They also say to try your best to keep your lips closed while brushing with it. Yeah right.

I'm really not too happy that every time I brush my teeth with Carbon Coco, black dirt splatters all over the sink, the bottles, my arms, my chest. It's really messy to use.

carbon coco ingredients, carbon coco price,

I like that it tastes delicious which is weird because it has no distinct flavor. Not minty or berry whatsoever. But I do like its taste on my mouth while I am using it. I even like to chew it, which yes, I think I'm pretty weird.

When I use it every night it seems that the stain it leaves on my gumline, in between teeth, and on the outside and inside of lips, over time, becomes harder and harder to remove. So to solve this I just use this every other night and it does the trick.

This pic was taken right after using Carbon Coco and following up brushing with a regular whitening toothpaste yet the black gunk is still there- pretty hard to remove. It comes out though the following morning as I brush my teeth!

carbon coco results, carbon coco before and after,
Sorry for this pic! This is around my 10th use and teeth is still not white. The black gunk it leaves on the mouth even after rinsing is a bummer.

I don't smoke, these may be tea, coffee and chocolate stains. Or as they say yellowish teeth are stronger. IDK.

I have been using it close to two months now! I definitely feel that over time and with religious use, it removes surface stains and the blackness of it gives an optical illusion - like an instant teeth whitening effect.

For all its worth, I feel that Carbon Coco was able to somehow remove stains and brighten my teeth a little but they are still eons away from being PEARLY WHITE, haller! Hahaha! Thanks for reading! XD

How to Whiten Dark Undereye Circles feat K-Beauty

Hello po! Dark circles around the eyes can make one look aged. The darkness may be due to factors like bad sleeping habits (snoozing very late at night or lack of slumber), poor circulation, Vitamin K deficiency, liver disease, some medications that cause blood vessels to dilate, excessive eye rubbing, among others.

How to lighten dark circles

Recently a blogger friend and then a makeup artist told me that I look young for my age (well I do not have wrinkles and have a round youthful face),  but they commented that panira yung fine lines and darkness under my eyes!

Well it was due to years of squinting. Being near-sighted, I can't see clearly far objects without my eyeglasses so I resort to slanting my eyes.

I took their criticism seriously. And for this concern I try to look for ways to help this.

Natural Solution for dark circles under eyes:

For the dark undereye circles, I read that POTATO can help! Potato juice can be used to lighten the skin naturally. A potato contains an enzyme called catecholase, which has natural bleaching properties.

You can put potato slices over your eyes then relax for 30 minutes (or as long as you want to) and remove it. Or you can extract the potato  juice itself and apply it around your eyes with a cotton ball then rinse after. I haven't tried it though but I am meaning to.

You can also opt for lemon juice but be very careful to avoid stinging!!! The Vitamin C present in lemon juice can lighten skin. Soak this for 10 minutes before rinsing.

Beauty Products for dark undereye circles:

There are hundreds of products specific for the eyes!! Targeted eye masks or patches for this concern, eye creams and serums, or a temporary one is applying makeup- corrector then concealer.

For now I use these Korean beauty products. In the morning Tony Moly Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base (a white stick) and before sleeping at night Milky Dress The White Platinum Anti-Wrinkle and Whitening (a white cream).

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base review, Milky Dress The White Platinum Anti-Wrinkle and Whitening review,
Blend, blend, blend!!!

Scent and Price:
Milky Dress is very fragrant, feminine, floral. Forgot how much, maybe Php 210. Tony Moly is more subtle and I cannot pinpoint the fragrance; it was almost like powder. Cost me Php 290.

Ingredients:
Milky Dress has calendula, rosemary, adenosine, ceramide, lecithin, aloe, morus alba, grapefruit, alpha arbutin, sodium hyaluronate, argan, squalane, shea, and many more natural components.
Tony Moly has bamboo, chrysin and pearl.

I like that I can apply layers of either to provide light to heavy coverage.

I love that when I apply a thick amount of Milky Dress the area becomes white. The downside is, months from opening, the clear liquid is now separating from the cream.

For Tony Moly, I sometimes use it under my bb cream and skip concealer.

I use them all around my eyes  (eyelids, sides, under in gentle circular motion) for months now but the skin darkness has not gone away. But the products have been good in hiding it. See below:

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base (a white stick) and before sleeping at night Milky Dress The White Platinum Anti-Wrinkle and Whitening (fragrant white cream).
Actual comparison Bare VS Tony Moly Panda's Dream  Eye Brightener and Milky Dress Platinum Anti-Wrinkle and Whitening. They can instantly brighten and camouflage the darkness.

I know I should be using them every single day and night but no, I haven't been. Sometimes I just don't feel like applying, or I am sleepy or lazy to. So 'yun, I admit I apply them like every 3 days huhu...

For me, these products - a portable stick of Tony Moly Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base and  a tube of Milky Dress The White Platinum are good enough to recommend. They did not cause my eyes itchiness.

They brighten immediately. And for long term effect, due to their beneficial ingredients, I believe they can lighten over time but CONSISTENT application is required.

How about you? What do you do to prevent or treat darkness around the eyes? Comment down below! Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, June 29, 2018

TSB Fleek Bar Instawhite Review

Hello po! Besh, today, I am gonna be reviewing Fleek Bar Instawhite by The Skin Bureau. First off, lemme just say that I am a sucker for pretty, vintage design much like its packaging! I think the color and pin-up girls are gorgeous!

The Skin Bureau  Fleek Bar Instawhite Review

Details:
  • Fleek Bar is a white square soap with FLEEKBAR embossed. It's packed in a carton and a sealed inner plastic wrap. 
  • Priced at  Php 160 for 135 g.
  • It is made in the Philippines, developed by first-rate Japan technology.
  • It has a powdery scent.
  • It produces sufficient bubbles.
  • It doesn't have that deep down within layers very soft hydrating feel like other body wash that have a leave on/in-shower lotion feeling! However, I do feel that Fleek Bar really does moisturize my skin because it does not feel dry after use and feels comfortable. Plus it rinses easily!
  • Instawhite's power house ingredients include Morus Alba (mulberry), Pyrus Malus (apple), Camellia Japonica (tsubaki), Glutathione, Arbutin and others...


The Skin Bureau  Fleek Bar Instawhite ingredients

So I got these during Bloggers Philippines Christmas get-together. I had used 2 bars already.

I tried it on my sensitive face a few times and there was no allergic reaction whatsoever. But I am still finishing up another facial cleanser so I regularly use this just on my whole body. I feel that it can keep bacne at bay.

So far I do notice that it gives a significant effect- my skin is getting lighter! And it's not due to any whitening lotion coz I am a bit lazy in applying lotions, haha!

It is recommended to let it stay for 3 to 5 minutes befire rinsing!

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