Thursday, February 28, 2019

Beauty Tutorial feat the Amazing Althea Makeup Box!

Hello besh! For today, we will try a makeup tutorial featuring the items from Althea Korea's makeup box!

Beauty Tutorial feat the Amazing Althea Makeup Box!

So first of all, I like to START with a clean slate. I make sure that the face, hands and tools are sanitized before working. Cleanse, tone, moisturize or primer. Then apply Althea Korea Skin Relief Spot Film Gel onto the pimples. I let it dry completely (about 3 minutes) before I proceed.

I am going for 4 looks for this blog. (Click HERE for the makeup swatches.) Here is how I achieved it:

I. Gandang Pulbo at Lip Tint

  1. Put Althea Sunaway sunscreen all over face and neck.
  2. Keep oil at bay with Althea Petal Velvet Powder.
  3. Groom brows by brushing it upward and in place.
  4. Apply Althea Watercolor Cream Tint #2 on lips and cheeks, the remaining pigment on the fingers can be dabbed on the eyelids too.

Gandang Pulbo at Lip Tint

II. Fresh Lang Teh

  1. Apply Althea Spot Film Gel on pimples and let it dry completely.
  2. Put on sunblock, Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway.
  3. Hide the raccoon eyes and brown spots with Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer in #2.
  4. Set it all by patting on Althea Petal Velvet Powder.
  5. Brush on BCL x Althea eyeshadow. 3rd pan all over lid, and 7th pan on the crease and outer V (both are pinks).
  6. Put on eyebrow powder, then mascara on lashes.
  7. Apply Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter #2 in upper lash line, and on outer half of lower lash line.
  8. Finish with Althea Watercolor Cream Tint #3 on lips and cheeks.
Apply Althea Spot Film Gel on pimples and let it dry completely. Put on sunblock, Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway. Hide the raccoon eyes and brown spots with Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer in #2. Set it all by patting on Althea Petal Velvet Powder. Brush on BCL x Althea eyeshadow. 3rd pan all over lid, and 7th pan on the crease and outer V (both are pinks). Put on eyebrow powder, then mascara on lashes. Apply Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter #2 in upper lash line, and on outer half of lower lash line. Finish with Althea Watercolor Cream Tint #3 on lips and cheeks.

althea makeup tutorial

Fresh Lang Teh

III. Ice Princess

  1. Apply primer, then foundation/ bb cream all over face, and Althea Flawless Creamy concealer #2 in problem areas like dark undereyes and pimple marks.
  2. Dot a little Althea Watercolor Cream Tint #3 on cheeks and blend. Pat on Althea Petal Velvet Powder. 
  3. Apply eyebrow pencil, and mascara on lashes. For the eyes- black eyeliner, and Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter #1 all over eyelids, from the lash line up to the brows. Don't worry, it does not move around, fall off or smudge when dry!
  4. For the lips, pale pink lipstick and lip gloss.

Apply primer, then foundation/ bb cream all over face, and Althea Flawless Creamy concealer #2 in problem areas like dark undereyes and pimple marks. Dot a little Althea Watercolor Cream Tint #3 on cheeks and blend. Pat on Althea Petal Velvet Powder.  Apply eyebrow pencil, and mascara on lashes. For the eyes- black eyeliner, and Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter #1 all over eyelids, from the lash line up to the brows. Don't worry, it does not move around, fall off or smudge when dry! For the lips, pale pink lipstick and lip gloss.

Ice Princess

IV. Full on Makeup Autumn Inspired


  1. Apply bb cream or foundation. Then contour above the forehead, sides of nose, cheekbones  and jawline with the darkest Althea Flawless Creamy concealer #4, and highlight middle of the nose, between brows, undereyes, cupid's bow and chin with the lightest #1.
  2. Apply eyebrow product, liquid eyeliner and mascara. Accent your peepers with gold and brown with BCL x A palette - brush the color of 2nd pan all over eyelids, 5th pan on the outer V, then dab 4th pan on inner half of eye using fingers for max payoff.
  3. Althea Watercolor Cream Tint in #4 Marron for the blush of cheeks and  gradient lips.
  4. Accent the inner eye corners with Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter in #1 Gold Light. Set makeup with Althea Petal Velvet Powder.
Apply bb cream or foundation. Then contour above the forehead, sides of nose, cheekbones  and jawline with the darkest Althea Flawless Creamy concealer #4, and highlight middle of the nose, between brows, undereyes, cupid's bow and chin with the lightest #1. Apply eyebrow product, liquid eyeliner and mascara. Accent your peepers with gold and brown with BCL x A palette - brush the color of 2nd pan all over eyelids, 5th pan on the outer V, then dab 4th pan on inner half of eye using fingers for max payoff. Althea Watercolor Cream Tint in #4 Marron for the blush of cheeks and  gradient lips. Accent the inner eye corners with Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter in #1 Gold Light. Set makeup with Althea Petal Velvet Powder.

Althea Korea's makeup box!

IV. Full on Makeup Autumn Inspired


I really enjoy the fresh makeup from Althea Korea. Most of my looks on my personal IG (deni72ra) are done by experimenting with Althea exclusives especially the eyeshadow collab with BCL, the Sunrise & Moonrise palette which is my current fave. Thanks for reading! With Love, Pisceanrat :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Althea Korea's Exclusive Makeup Line - the Complete Details!!!

Hello po! Like an excited little kid, I could not contain my sheer joy upon opening the impressive Althea Korea Exclusive makeup box! I am sure for beauty enthusiasts, nothing quite compares to the ecstasy of a package of brand new makeup all for yourself, right?

Althea Korea's Exclusive Makeup Line review

This neat gift from Althea Korea includes 4 Flawless Creamy Concealers, 4 Watercolor Cream Tints, 2 Spotlight Eye Glitters, 1 Sunrise and Moonrise eyeshadow palette (collab with BCL) and they also sent a skin care,1 Skin Relief Spot Film Gel. I say it is almost enough for a full on makeup look (personally, I need mascara and brow product).

These are all made in Korea, of the best quality and comes at reasonable prices! Not to mention, comes with a 30 days unconditional returns guarantee!

So without further ado, here's the review, swatches, prices and ingredients of Althea Korea's makeup! Oh, I also made a makeup tutorial with these products, click HERE!

Althea Watercolor Cream Tints
  • Comes in 4 shades #1 Plum (luxurious plum) #2 Strawberry (juicy red) #3 Peach (coral with pink undertone) #4 Marron (MLBB of brown and pink)
  • Combines pigmentation of lipstick, long-wearing power of stain, moisturizing formula and pretty sheen of gloss
  • Ingredients include squalene (conditions lips and improves its suppleness) and hyaluronic acid (humectant, attracts moisture to skin)
  • How much? Php 260 / 4.5ml tube OR  Php 940 / Box Set of 4's  
Althea Watercolor Cream Tints

My review:

- I like the packaging, clear rectangle plastic looks elegant
- Slanted doe foot applicator, short wand
- Very fragrant (fruity? I imagine watermelon)
- When I apply it on the cheeks, it doesn't dry out too quickly, giving me ample time to blend
- I usually like full lip, but for this, I prefer the gradient technique since this is very pigmented and little dots inside the lips goes a long way, I pat it going outside the lip
- Long wearing and can last me thru eating (depends on the shade and how oily the food was)
- Texture is more creamy and not all watery like other lip tints
- No bitter after taste. I even suppose it tastes delicious, or is it my imagination?
- Never chapped my lips, doesn't feel sticky or heavy
- My faves are the shades 3 and 4

Swatches of Althea Watercolor Cream Tints; top to bottom is 1 to 4.
Swatches of Althea Watercolor Cream Tints; top to bottom is 1 to 4.

Althea Skin Relief Spot Film Gel
  • Ingredients include the following extracts- tea tree leaf (antibacterial properties to treat acne spots), centella asiatica (soothes redness and strengthens the skin) and pine leaf (antioxidant rich, repairs and calms irritation). Also has fig, algae, rosemary, salicylic acid, niacinamide (whitening), among others
  • Dermatologist tested
  • How much? Php 240 / 15ml
Althea Skin Relief Spot Film Gel

My review:

- Forget those round acne patches! This allows you control to customize the size and shape
- This is like a sticky gel then dries to become film texture
- Comes in a hygienic tube that you can just squeeze the amount of product you like
- Unmistakable tea tree scent
- I have been having pimples lately and my, is this a God-send! As early as one day of soaking pimples AM and PM there was already results! Over time, it helped to dry out and flatten those zits
- Dries fast and I feel like it adheres better when a thick layer is applied
- For improved performance and adherence, apply directly to the problem area. Let its actives combat the acne, instead of applying it on top of all other serums and creams
- Application tip: Allow it to completely dry before applying makeup and apply carefully, don't rub above it otherwise it may peel off. Also, refrain from too much wacky facial expressions, hehe!

Althea korea Skin Relief Spot Film Gel review, ingredients
Dries transparent so it is not obvious. You can peel it off to remove it, or leave it be as it dissolves as you wash your face with cleanser.

BCL x Althea Sunrise & Moonrise eye palette

  • Collaboration with Indonesian singer-actress Bunga Citra Lestari
  • This palette takes you from Sunrise (top row) to Moonrise (bottom row)!
  • Casing features magnetic closing
  • There are 2 plastic sheets inside- one covering the mirror like a sticker and another above the pans as protection
  • Finely milled
  • In a mix of matte, glitter, shimmer
  • How much? Php 1,780 / 15.5g / 8 colors
BCL x Althea Sunrise & Moonrise eye palette
Captured under natural light

althea makeup review
Shot with flash

My review:

- I loooove her choice of colors especially the reds and the glittery ones; light to dramatic
- The hottest and in colors can take you from day to night, from a no makeup makeup look to a party transformation
- Big pans
- Second pan (matte beige-brown) can be used for light nose line
- Good color payoff and easy to blend
- Good quality; soft and buttery, not chalky at all

Bunga Citra Lestari x Althea Sunrise & Moonrise eye palette swatches. Top to bottom: Top row left to right, bottom row left to right.
Bunga Citra Lestari x Althea Sunrise & Moonrise eye palette swatches. Top to bottom: Top row left to right, bottom row left to right.

Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter

  • Comes in #1 Gold Light and #2 Pink Light
  • Fine eyeliner brush for precise application
  • Features squalene (conditions and improves suppleness of the skin) and finely milled shimmer pigments (for a reflective glow)
  • How much? Php 300 / 4.5ml
Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter    Comes in #1 Gold Light and #2 Pink Light

My review:

- Eye glitter doesn't budge once dried
- No irritation and does not sting
- Love putting it on - the sparkles are so extra pretty!
- A breeze to apply!
- The sparkles and blings are constantly abundant
- I actually had an eye glitter liquid eyeliner before, more than 10 years ago, from a UK cosmetics company. Since I did not use makeup a lot then, I didn't know what to do with it! Glad that eye glitters are making a comeback now! I can use it all over lids or above the jet black liquid eyeliner on top lash line as accent, or on the bottom lash line for cute aegyo.

Swatches of Althea Korea Spotlight Eye Glitter
Swatches of Althea Korea Spotlight Eye Glitter 

Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer

  • Instead of coming up with only 2 colors like other brands, Althea made 4 shades!
  • Comes in- #01 Vanilla (Pink beige #21), #02 Ginger (Warm ivory #21), #03 Honey (Warm peach #23-#25), #04 Mocha (Deeper yellow #30)
  • Contains Aquaxyl (derived from birch tree sap, has moisturizing properties, and improves skin's overall health)
  • How much? Php 200 / 6g
Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer    Instead of coming up with only 2 colors like other brands, Althea made 4 shades! Comes in- #01 Vanilla (Pink beige #21), #02 Ginger (Warm ivory #21), #03 Honey (Warm peach #23-#25), #04 Mocha (Deeper yellow #30)

My review:

- Perfect timing since I have some really, really dark post acne scars. I apply thick then let it dry out for a bit then tap it in, then apply a second layer
- Natural looking, not cakey
- Light to medium coverage power
- I use the lightest to highlight and the darkest to contour
- Works wonders to brighten my dark undereyes
- I prefer this sponge like doe foot applicator rather than brush type which may streak. Also I find this more hygienic rather than concealers in a pot wherein you have to dip your fingers inside to get the product

Swatches of Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer; Top to Bottom is 1 to 4.
Swatches of Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer; Top to Bottom is 1 to 4.


Althea Korea Exclusive makeup box!
I think I am a mix of 1 and 2, but I usually get away with 2.

 Applicators of Althea's concealer, cream tint and eye glitter.
L-R: Applicators of Althea's concealer, cream tint and eye glitter.

Prices quoted from ph.althea.kr

There you have it, eye shadows, cream tints, concealers, eye glitters, acne gel! So many fun products Althea made with LOVE for you to try!

Besh, take advantage of the FREE Althea Petal Velvet powder when you buy any Althea Exclusives! Just add to cart! Plus, stand a  chance to win $ 50 credit when you send in your review of Althea's powder as compared with your old powder! :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Pisceanrat Eyeshadow Collection

Hello po! Here is my humble collection of eyeshadows. I actually posted this as something to - uhm - look back on... Hehehe, ika nga happy memories...

eyeshadow collection

Of course, there are eyeshadows not in this picture. I don't have them anymore, probably I already disposed of or had given away.

For some reason, I am quite fixated on the assortment of colors on an eyeshadow palette. The rainbow colors mesmerize me. That is why I prefer palettes over single pans. Also, this fascination started when I was a child.

With regards to shades, I usually go for Nude and Earth tones.

I have not been using eyeshadows for the longest time. Only recently have I really been serious on applying them.

As to the reason why not? Here, let me list it down:

1. Afraid for eyelids to sag and droop
2. Messy or hard to remove
3. Always in a hurry; no time to apply
4. Not a master, terrible in blending
5. Afraid to ruin the smooth perfection of the untouched pan (surface will not be smooth anymore)

I am lucky that I got most of them as freebies, prizes, while some are bought. My eyeshadow singles and palettes collection-

Etude House VIP Princess Fantasy, Revlon Not Just Nudes, Lancome Absolu Voyage Travel Palette,  A.Concept Eye Light Daily Kit, BCL x Althea Sunrise Moonrise Palette, Quattro Eyeshadow by Christian Faye in Brown, Sixteen Brand Brickit Shadow Hit 10 in Choco, W. Lab Pocket Shadow Palette in Blooming, Pink Sugar Eye Candy in EC-02, Son & Park All That Shadow Kit, Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Mineral Contour, Rire Twinkle Dual Metallic in 01 Coral, Maybelline Open Eye Look in Gray, W.Lab Twinkle Eye Glam in Glam Chocolat, Dearberry Bling it On in 7 Ice Mist, from Browhaus/Strip is Jade eyeshadow, Etude House Look at my Eyes in PK 007, Catrice in Choc'Late Night Show, from FS Cosmetics (if I remember correctly) is this Clay ultra pearl shadow, Inglot Freedom Shine Square in 152, Ellana Minerals in Wish, Shawill Premium Mineral 3D Diamond in 06 Pink, Avon True Color in Purple Pop.
Etude House VIP Princess Fantasy, Revlon Not Just Nudes, Lancome Absolu Voyage Travel Palette,  A.Concept Eye Light Daily Kit, BCL x Althea Korea Sunrise Moonrise Palette, Quattro Eyeshadow by Christian Faye in Brown, Sixteen Brand Brickit Shadow Hit 10 in Choco, W. Lab Pocket Shadow Palette in Blooming, Pink Sugar Eye Candy in EC-02, Son & Park All That Shadow Kit, Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Mineral Contour, Rire Twinkle Dual Metallic in 01 Coral, Maybelline Open Eye Look in Gray, W.Lab Twinkle Eye Glam in Glam Chocolat, Dearberry Bling it On in 7 Ice Mist, from Browhaus/Strip is Jade mineral shadow, Etude House Look at my Eyes in PK 007, Catrice in Choc'Late Night Show (made in Italy), from FS Cosmetics (if I remember correctly) is this Clay ultra pearl shadow (made in USA), Inglot Freedom Shine Square in 152 (made in Poland), Ellana Minerals in Wish, Shawill Premium Mineral 3D Diamond in 06 Pink, Avon True Color in Purple Pop.

So hard to choose huh but my Top 3 Faves would have to be W.Lab Blooming, BCL x Althea and Son & Park!

Well only now did I realize that one was covered; only the tip (color) of Witch's Pouch Fit Stick Shadow in 05 can be seen. So, here is a better pic along with remaining pics of shadows that I think I've put in a giveaway; from Browhaus/Strip (the grayish/silver 5A21 sheer satin shadow ), Revlon Colorstay, BYS and eb Advance.

Witch's Pouch Fit Stick Shadow in 05 from Browhaus/Strip (the grayish/silver 5A21 sheer satin shadow ), Revlon Colorstay, BYS and eb Advance.

Most of these eye shadows are made in China or Korea.

I do realize that this collection may be petty as compared to others (like top beauty bloggers and makeup artists) who have a mega stash, while for some this is already too many.

And I know, I should probably toss out those shadows that are already too old, hee hee...

There, eyeshadows bring a lot of joy and color therapy, don't you think? Thanks for reading! :)

Balik Alindog 2019 Giveaway Pisceanrat

Hello po! There are people who like to create New Year's Resolutions for themselves. For some of them, January is a "free trial" period, and they would start to get serious around February!

Among the common New Year's resolution is to get sexier and lose weight! People may aim to lead a healthier lifestyle thru proper diet, exercise and self-care.

Well, if that's your goal, I got you besh!

Our first Giveaway for 2019 is the Balik Alindog+ Program!

#pisceanratbringsexyback giveaway
1 month (about Php 2000) at Curves and 3 classes (worth 450 each) at Trini Yoga

Get one month FREE full access  pass at any Curves Philippines club, and 3 Class Passes at Trini Yoga (you can use it for 3 classes or bring two friends)! So aside from circuit workout, you can try meditation or yoga!

How to win:
1. Like and follow pisceanrat on Facebook and  Instagram.
2. Like this post 
3. Tag 3 friends on IG post (multiple tags allowed, as long as different persons are tagged each time).
It's that simple!

(Bonus points for sharing the post, and following on Youtube and Twitter)
#pisceanratbringsexyback

Important:
  • Prize should be picked up at a designated location in MM. (If winner prefers it to be delivered, he/she will shoulder SF).
  • Prize unclaimed 15 days after notification will be forfeited in favor of a NEW winner.
  • Giveaway runs til March 5, 2019 and winner shall be announced shortly after that.
                         ...

And the winner is...

CONGRATS to @ SAILORSTARCATCHER!!! 

Kindly send me a PM in Facebook for the claiming of gift certificates.

pisceanrat giveaway winner

As always, this is just for fun frens! My way of sharing the blessing. Good luck and thanks to all joiners! :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fisher Supermarket Malabon Finally Opens with Showcase of the Fresh Advantage!

Hello po! Frens, January 31, 2019 marked the Grand Opening of Fisher Supermarket located in Caloocan-Navotas Junction, Malabon City. It was indeed a day filled with festivities!

 January 31, 2019 marked the Grand Opening of Fisher Supermarket located in Caloocan-Navotas Junction, Malabon City. It was indeed a day filled with festivities!

Said grocery was already on Soft Opening last year, December 20, and we already shopped and dined here during this time. We had been a patron of Fisher Supermarket, both the QC branch and the old one here in Malabon which used to stand across the current.

Fisher Mall features special guests, key persons, elected officials, and mascots. Plus there were promos all around! For this blog, the focus is the supermarket.

Fisher Origins:

Fisher Retail, Inc. (formerly known as Fisherfoods Corporation), is a family owned business by Irma Fishing & Trading Inc., which was founded in 1976 by Mr. Roberto 'Bobby' del Rosario.

Fisher Supermarket is being managed by Irma Fishing Corporation's VP, Mr. Roberto Alfonso 'Obby' del Rosario.

Fisher Supermarket is gaining recognition among shoppers as being a go-to if you want products at  Price Off!

Fisher Retail, Inc. (formerly known as Fisherfoods Corporation is a family owned business by Irma Firsahing & Trading Inc

Sale!!!

fisher supermarket latest promo

Sampling

fisher mall latest sale

Free taste

mall in malabon

Price Dive, 5% Discount for every case purchase of yellow tag items

Price Dive, 5% Discount for every  case purchase of yellow tag items

And what I can say is one of the distinctions to Fisher is the Buy 1 Take 1 Galore. Often, the items are not near expiry yet they are on BOGO.

fisher promos

fisher mall malabon
Christmas socks with free BTS Jungkook socks! Wow!

Bigger Savings Everyday

fisher supermarket malabon

Value Catch. Fisher Supermarket has a vision of offering Pinoys the freshest and most affordable seafood in town. They open at 10:00 AM and the deliveries come at 5:00 AM or earlier, proof that their seafood really is fresh catch. Quality and safety are their hallmarks!

Value Catch. Fisher Supermarket has a vision of offering Pinoys the freshest and most affordable seafood in town. They open at 7:00 AM and the deliveries come at 5:00 AM or earlier, proof that seafood really is fresh catch!

On display were clean, fresh, organic, free of additive, rare, yet low-priced seafood items like galunggong, tilapia, king crab, curacha crabs, asugon, sea bass, lapu-lapu, pampano, live suahe, and more.

Aquarium which is a sight to behold! It's as if we were in a Chinese resto. BTW, some seafood goes on 50% sale from 6:00 PM onwards.

fisher aquarium

Auto supplies, car accessories, pet needs...

fisher Auto supplies, car accessories, pet needs...

Candies Section

fisher mall, fisher supermarket, candies,

Childres's Toys Section

newest, cleanest, brightest, coolest mall this side of Malabon, Fisher Mall! They offer the fresh advantage!  How to get here from EDSA if commuting: You may ride a bus with Letre signboard.

Fisher Paluto and Cafe Bakes & Brews

Fisher Paluto and Cafe Bakes & Brews
How to paluto- Step 1: Choose your catch; Step 2: Select your paluto; Step 3: Pick your add ons. There was also free softdrink during this time.

The place is huge and spacious so it will take a novel if I have pics of each one hehehe...

Every quarter, they have Fisher Elite Card Promo. Currently, Feel The Heat Summer Hit Promo is on!  Php 500 worth of participating items entitles cardholder to additional 25 points. They also have raffles. Every year, they have the RED BOAT SALE and BLACK OUT SALE.

Their people are warm. From the guards, disers, cashiers, baggers, janitor, they are nice. Plus there was FREE parking. I noticed also many of our neighbors malling in here hehehe.

Thanks Fisher Supermarket!

Said grocery was already on Soft Opening last year, December 20, and we already shopped and dined here during this time. We had been a patron of Fisher Supermarket, both the QC branch and the old one here in Malabon which used to stand across the current.

By the way, HERE is my mini tour of Fisher Supermarket in Quezon Ave, QC. This first branch started operations December 10, 2013.

Ypu may follow them at facebook.com/FisherSupermarketMalabon

Come visit the newest, cleanest, brightest, coolest mall this side of Malabon, Fisher Mall! They offer the fresh advantage!  How to get here from EDSA if commuting: You may ride a bus with Letre signboard. It will pass here. :)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Female Lower Genital Tract - 5 Common Infections to Know STAT!

Hello po! As girls, we know that we should be extra careful and hygienic in our sensitive area! Here are valuable information straight from a reputable Ob-Gyne to help us be aware of and prevent nasty infections!

5 common lower genital tract infection

When it comes to reproductive health, many of us are guilty of not giving it the proper TLC.  While we all know that it’s one of the aspects that we should never neglect, most women tend to forget the importance of regular checkup, proper hygiene, and the right products that won’t disturb its microbial balance. You see, when this happens, not only will it cause pain and discomfort down there, it can also pose greater problems in the long run. 

We have consulted an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Bernadette Ong-Sumo, M.D. and here are the five common vulvovaginal infections and how to avoid them.

1.     Candidiasis

Commonly known as vaginal yeast infection, candidiasis is recognized to affect 3 out of 4 women at least once in their lifetime. This happens when a change in the natural microflora of the body affects the number of good bacteria leading to the overgrowth of a type of fungus called Candida which is normally found inside the human gut, throat, mouth, and even vagina. Symptoms include vaginal itching or soreness (burning sensation), pain during sexual intercourse or urinating, and changes in normal vaginal discharge described as curd-like or cottage cheese-type.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, women who are pregnant, using contraceptives, have diabetes, impaired immune system, or even those who are taking broad-spectrum antibiotics are much more likely to develop Candidiasis.

Wearing cotton underwear and non-tight-fitting clothes might help reduce the chances of getting a yeast infection.  Because taking antibiotics can lead to vaginal candidiasis, take these medicines only when prescribed and exactly as your physician tells you.  Often times, a vaginal yeast infection will clear up on its own, but over the counter, anti-fungal creams or tablets are available for treatment. “For those who choose self-treatment, please see a Gynecologist if symptoms persisted”, advised by Dr. Ong-Sumo.

2.     Vaginosis

Vaginosis, much like Candidiasis, is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by an upset vaginal balance, from lactobacilli-dominant to mixed flora. If you’re noticing a thin, frothy, gray-white vaginal discharge and a foul-smelling vaginal odor described as “musty” or “fishy”, make sure to get checked by your Gynecologist. Sometimes, women with this infection may experience vaginal itching or burning sensation when urinating.  Although it is more common among women in their reproductive years, a couple of factors are known to increase the risk of developing this infection such as smoking, multiple sexual partners, and douching or the practice of washing out the vagina with a mixture of water and vinegar or baking soda. “Frequent douching for hygiene is unnecessary as the vagina does an excellent job of keeping the PH balanced and of cleansing itself,” revealed by Dr. Ong-Sumo.

3. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Women’s risk of acquiring at least one incidence of UTI during their lifetime is 50%.   UTI is caused by bacteria entering through the urethra and invading the bladder and kidneys. Because women have a shorter urethra than males, bacteria can easily travel to the bladder thus they are known to develop a greater risk of acquiring this infection.  And anyone who had this before knows that it can feel like the worst thing in the whole world: a burning sensation when urinating, strong-smelling urine, urine that appears to be cloudy or red, and pelvic pain that may linger around the center of the pelvis or around the pubic bone. Moreover, sexual activity, the use of diaphragms for birth control measure, and menopause are some of the other risk factors associated with UTI.

Drinking a ton of water helps to dilute the urine and will flush away bacteria even before the infection begins. Additionally, as a part of keeping down there “dry and happy”, wipe from front to back after urinating or defecating. This way, bacteria from the feces or anus will not spread towards the vagina and urethra. Additionally, emptying the bladder after intercourse is also a must so you don’t introduce more bacteria.

4. Folliculitis

According to Dr. Ong-Sumo, “This is becoming more common nowadays as a lot of women in this day and age are into extensive pubic hair removal, whether waxing or shaving”.  Hair removal causes minute skin injuries, with inoculation of pathogens and subsequent spread of infection.  Folliculitis happens when bacteria, normally present in the skin or vagina, get inside a cut or opening.  It exhibits itself as groups of red bumps with white heads and pus or oozing blisters.  “These women just need to be informed of the risks and of the safe methods and best practices for hair removal”, added by Dr. Ong-Sumo.

If shaving cannot at all be prevented, do so every other day with warm water, a shaving cream, and new razors, while making sure to apply moisturizing lotion afterward. Wearing breathable clothes, using clean towels, and avoiding sharing personal items are other precautionary steps we can take to prevent this infection from invading our personal space. It’s best to wash the infected area with warm water and antibacterial soap. Dry thoroughly with a fresh towel and apply antibiotic creams or gels.  Women who fail to respond to topical antibiotics should consult with a physician.

5. Bartholin’s Gland Abscess

A Bartholin’s abscess is caused by a fluid buildup in the Bartholin gland (responsible for secreting fluids to lubricate the vestibule and vagina) due to an obstruction caused by infection or injury.  The pus often shows polymicrobial infection and contain a wide range of bacteria homogeneous to the normal flora of the vagina.  Symptoms include acute vulvar pain, pain during intercourse, difficulty in walking or sitting and sometimes, fever.  Safer sex practices and good hygiene habits may help to prevent infection of a cyst and the formation of an abscess.

The good news is that these five-common infection-related reproductive diseases are completely avoidable and treatable. Because these diseases should be taken seriously, Dr. Ong-Sumo’s final recommendation is to consistently practice good personal hygiene from wearing a cotton underwear for better absorption of moisture and perspiration, keeping yourself dry and clean, avoiding scented feminine wash, pads or tampons, to tight-fitting pants and jeans, will reduce the risk of developing these infections. 

And according to the words of our discerning doctor, “Making yogurt with live cultures a regular part of your diet might help to restore a healthful yeast balance in the vagina.”

On top of these best practices, opt for an unscented and 100 percent sterilized virgin cotton material for your sanitary pad like Jeunesse Anion.  In a laboratory test conducted by the Institute of Chemistry, UP Diliman in correlation with previously published scientific studies and journals, it validates that Jeunesse Anion pad’s specifically modified cellulose-based hydrogels are not only super-absorbent, hypoallergenic, and non-toxic, but also exhibits anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and odor-reducing benefits! 

The positive ions embedded in the material attracts the negatively charged bacterial cells, which dramatically results to cell death thus declining bacterial population by 99.9 percent. However, remember that a regular visit to your OB-Gyn will ensure your reproductive health is in tip-top shape!

Available at Watsons, Mercury Drug Stores, and other leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide, Jeunesse Anion also offers ultra day non-wing, ultra day pad, ultra night pad, all-night pad, and panty liner to help every woman to go through their period with ease and comfort.  For hassle-free shopping with the convenience of delivery straight to your doorstep, visit www.lazada.com.ph and www.shopee.ph.

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Why Glutathione is Necessary for Survival!!!

Hello po! As a blogger, I have been lucky enough to get some glutathione supplements for review or as a token.

shiseido pure white, sky collagen complex, daiso beauty white, ingredients,

But gosh, eversince I stopped taking glutathione, my monthly period became irregular again. :( Not only that, I've had major zitfest, huhuhu...

They erupted severe on my forehead, jawline, couple on the cheeks and nose. Now I am not 100% sure that stopping gluta was the cause, could be the different new skin care products that I am always trying out (can't stick to one brand due to review requirements).

I was actually asked what I need gluta for since I have fair skin even though I stopped taking gluta for months (well I was born with white skin due to Chinese/Spanish blood). But now after this rest period, I am consuming again this "Master Anti-Oxidant" for its health benefits.

glutathione, whitening,
Shiseido is whiter and bigger than Daiso. Capsules are Sky.

Now here are the 3 recent ones I took.

1. Sky Collagen Complex

Now we see in big words, COLLAGEN and not necessarily glutathione, but I still included this here. One of its ingredients is Methionine, which is an amino acid. Methionine and cysteine affect glutathione levels. Also it has the precursor glycine.

Sky Collagen Complex

My bottle of Sky Collagen Complex is complimentary. Its effect on me was firmer skin, felt healthier (almost everyone around is sick with flu), also stronger joints. But it did not clear pimples.

Sky by Nurse Pharma also has their own glutathione supplement, see my review HERE

2. Daiso Select Beauty White

At Php 77 a pack good for 15 days, Daiso Beauty White was the cheapest gluta, I think.
Made in Japan.

Instructions for use: Take 2 tabs a day.

Contains:
Vitamin C - 2000 mg
L -Cystine - 1000 mg

I cant say if this is effective for sure coz I only took this for 3 days, and then I gave this to my hubby.

Daiso Select Beauty White


3. Shiseido Pure White

Price Php 1700 per bottle (240 pills) good for 1 month.
Made in Japan.

Instructions for use - 8 pills per day.

Was actually buying gluta, but the seller insists that this is gluta (tho I can't find it in the ingredients list, after all it was written in Japanese). This was highly recommended, seller said she and her fam takes this so I bought it.

It has outer plastic shrink wrap covering the box. Instead of cotton, there was crumpled plastic inside the glass bottle above the pills, and also a dessicant at the bottom. This does not look cheap at all. Packaging looks classy.

Shiseido Pure White ingredients

Ingredients, formulated amount:

  • Goji Berry Extract- Enriched in ingredients that support radiance and beauty. 1,500 mg/equivalent to approximately 2,550 mg of goji berries.
  • Palm Oil / Tocotrienol- Rich in tocotrienols, or also known as next generation's vitamin E, it does not lose to the glare of the sun and helps to support every day's beauty. 7.5 mg (as tocotrienols).
  • Lychee Seed Extract- This fruit was favored by Yokihi (Princess Yang Guifei), it is an indispensible ingredient for those aiming for a higher class of beauty. 50 mg.
  • Coix Seed Extract- Enriched in amino acids and beneficial for beauty and health. 25 mg.
  • Chrysanthemum Extract- Enriched in flavonoids, a type of polyphenol, it is an ingredient to make every day bright and clear. 5 mg.
  • Vitamin C- 500 mg.

Shiseido Pure White review
Oriental beauty, radiant and clear.

Now I am taking Shiseido Pure White just today. I will update this blog if there is any significant improvement with this, after all this was pretty expensive. I am using this along with Althea Skin Relief Spot Film Gel to clear the acne in my jawline.

Well okay I admit the title may sound exag!!! But it makes sense for me. City life- with all its stressors and pollutants-  makes it necessary for us to take care of both outside and inside to survive.

To keep my sanity intact- and away from the pangs of depression- it may sound shallow but I want to look my best. Words can and do cut deep, and when some cruel people say mean things it can lead to a downward spiral of despair... It's nice that I found gluta as a somehow aid to help me by. :)

Update: After few weeks of using Shiseido Pure White, I can say it drastically made my skin whiter, especially noticeable in the legs area! I used to take 8 tablets, then trimmed down to 6, when I also took in Vitamin E capsules. My AF (aunt Flo) also returned during this time!