Review: Purederm Hydro Soothing Cucumber pads

Everyone knows that cucumber is good for the skin especially on the eyes but if there’s an alternative that won’t consume your time in preparing, would you still want to use the real cucumber or the alternative? Lazy gals who wants to achieve healthy skin might prefer the alternative but of course, we also have to test the quality of the alternative.

Purederm Hydro Soothing Cucumber Pads are pre-moistened with real cucumber pads soothe tired, stressed eyes and help reduce puffiness and dark circles.

Sheets:

10 pcs

Packaging:

The packaging is simple, small and straightforward.

Product Smell:

It has a cucumber scent that smells a bit artificial.

Performance:

Upon opening the product, I then noticed that there is only minimal essence and the pads are thick. So, while using the pads, I already had thoughts in my head but after application, I realized that my thoughts were correct. Since you have to put in on your eye area for a few minutes, I had a hard time using this one because whenever I move, it kept on falling even if I move slowly lol. Unlike other pads that mostly have a lot of essence in it, I think the reason why there is only a minimal essence is because it says that we will put this on the eye area and our eyes are sensitive. Nevertheless, I left like there is really inadequate amount of essence that’s why after using, nothing happened.


Note: I placed the pads below the eye area for selfie purposes only. I felt a bit extra that’s why I applied on the forehead haha.

What I like about this product?

  • Packaging is perfect for travelling
  • Cute pads, perfect for aesthetic
  • Zipbag container

What I don’t like about this product?

  • Not effective on me

Final Verdict:

2/5 because pads are cute lol.

Will I recommend it?

Since it did nothing on me, I won’t recommend this product but I suggest you to try using real cucumber because for me, it’s better and cheaper.

Where did I buy the product?

Watsons


Have you tried this product? If yes then, what are your thoughts about this one? Don’t be shy and let me know in the comment section below!

Note: This review is not paid or sponsored.

Review: Berrisom Water Bomb Jelly Mask Pore Care

Masks are so mainstream right now and with the wide variety of masks, brands have to be creative so that they can innovate more options for the consumers. Today, I tried a different mask, its a sheet mask but its not the usual because the essence of this one is jelly.Claims:Pore care mask with jelly essence controls the moisture and refine the pore.Packaging:The packaging is really cute and the print makes it look expensive.Product Smell:It has a lime scent that honestly, reminds me of a car fragrance but when you apply the mask on your face, you won’t be able to smell the fragrance.Performance:The consistency is not runny at all because obviously, it is jelly-like and because of its consistency, it takes time for it to absorb but the long wait is definitely worth the wait! I honestly did not expect that this mask will do great on my skin especially on it’s pore claim but surprisingly, it does its claims. It instantly moisten and smoothen my skin and it also refined some of my pores.

My skin after using the mask. 

What I like about this product?

  • The mask perfectly fits my face
  • Not runny
  • Gives an instant glow
  • Refreshen my face
  • Helped my pores
  • Effective!

What I don’t like about this product?

  • Nothing!

Final Verdict:5/5!Will I recommend it?Yes. As a regular student on a budget, this mask is already considered as expensive for me but I won’t mind spending a penny with this mask because the performance says it all!Where did I buy the product?Dara Beauty


Have you tried this product? If yes then, what are your thoughts about this one? Don’t be shy and let me know in the comment section below!Note: This review is not paid or sponsored.

Chingkeetea Cebu

If a friend didn’t recommend this to me, I think I may have never discovered this gem that every Kagayanons love. The best milktea house in CDO is finally in Cebu! Yup, it’s finally here mga Cebuanos! I’ve never been to CDO and I may have never heard about this place before but I can say that Kagayanons have a great taste when it comes to affordable milktea. No wonder why a friend of mine recommended this place. Considering its cheap price range, you can get a good milktea that could fix your milktea cravings.

Prices:

Medium: P85

Large: P95

Bestsellers:

Wintermelon

Taro

Oreo

Strawberry

Vanilla


As of the moment, they are still on their soft opening. The place is quite small and seats are limited, so if you are looking for a milktea house where you can study or standby, this place would not be perfect for you. Take outs would be highly recommended.

Location:

F. Ramos St., near Velez College, across Good Cup Company. In between La Esperanza Food & Body Massage and Pepito & Partners Law Firm.

Hours of Operation:

Mondays to Saturdays 11:00am-6:30pm

Brand Review: Organic Skin Japan

What are your thoughts about young individuals using anti-aging products? What are the pros and cons of it?

As I am going to review these products from Japan Organics, I am also going to share my insights about using anti-aging products. Japan Organics sent me three products and as to my surprise, two of the products were for anti-aging.

Upon knowing that I received two anti-aging products, I googled “What age should I start using anti-aging products?”. Answers vary. I don’t know what source should I trust since I got no one to ask to. But for sure, you don’t always have to look for the “anti-aging” label because some products work as “anti-aging” even if it does not say on the label as long as you read the ingredients and do your research well on such ingredients that could help you look younger.

Since I am not that confident in using anti-aging products in my age, I asked my mom to use two of these products for me and tell me her experiences, so that I can make a review of it. I actually prefer this idea than me using those products because I know those products are made for everyone who wants to look younger.

Products sent:
Anti-Aging Soap

https://shopee.ph/Organic-Skin-Japan-Anti-Aging-Soap-i.82672886.1883876267

with 90% Marine Collagen + Placenta + Kojic Whitening

Net Wt. 65 g

Claims:

  • Whitening
  • Deep Cleansing
  • Anti-acne
  • Revitalizing & Smoothing

Ingredients:

Collagen, Placenta, Kogic acid, Papaya extract, Virgin coconut oil, African palm kernel oil, Aater caustic soda, Parfum oil.

For best results:

Use twice daily and discontinue other brands one week prior to usage to avoid reactions. There may be slight itchiness, redness, and tightness as the actives work in exfoliating the skin. These effects are due to temporary micro-peeling. Results may vary depending on your skin type and how fast your skin adapts to the active ingredients. It normally takes at least 4 weeks before you see best results.



Thoughts:

For almost a month of using it, my mom can say that it did felt a bit itchy at first and tight on the skin. However, it didn’t break her out and she loves the micro-peeling effect. She also said that whenever she uses this soap, her skin instantly brightens and feels really clean


Anti-Aging Collagen Whitening Face Cream with SPF 30 PA++

https://shopee.ph/Organic-Skin-Japan-AntiAging-Cream-Collagen-SPF-30-i.83248710.1867852823

A luxurious cream with youth-regenerating properties that consist of highly effective ingredients, helping skin retain higher levels of collagen that keeps skin moist, elastic and healthy and younger-looking. Infused with vitamin C that intensively whitens skin, and SPF 30 that further protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Net Wt. 30 g

Ingredients:

Marine collagen, Elastin, Trehalose, Snail extract, Vitamin C, Titanium dioxide, Shea butter, Lanolin, Beeswax, Ozokerite, Tocopheryl acetate, Cetyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Isopropyl myristate, Penoxyethanol, BHT, Fragrance.

For best results:

Use daily after cleansing and toning. Scoop the desired amount and gently massage onto face and neck. Do not apply on and around the delicate eye area or on irritated skin.

Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rashes appear. For best results, use twice daily and discontinue other brands one week prior to usage to avoid reactions.

Get skin that’s thoroughly fairer and smoother in just 7 days! Results may vary depending on skin type.



Thoughts:

What she loves most about this day cream is that it has an SPF 30 PA++ that is perfect for her because she works 5 times a week which allows her to be always exposed to the harsh UV rays of the sun. The combination of using the soap and cream gives her a smoother skin.


Intensive Whitening Underarm Cream

https://shopee.ph/Organic-Skin-Japan-Intensive-Underarm-Whitening-Cream-(30g)-i.83248710.1680095246

Net Wt. 30 g

Claims:

Infused with Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C, it is clinically proven to penetrate underarm skin and intensively whiten at the cellular level in just 2 weeks!

For best results:

1. Use daily at night after washing. Apply a pea-sized amount of cream and gently massage onto the armpits.

2. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rashes appear. For best results, use twice daily and discontinue other brands one week prior to usage to avoid reactions.

3. Get Skin that’s thoroughly fairer and smoother in just 7 days! Results may vary depending on skin type.



Thoughts:

Since this is the only product that’s not for anti-aging, I decided to use this one. It may say that it’s for underarms but this product can also be used for the other parts of the body that you want to lighten. In my case, I used this for my ankles. The consistency is thick yet it absorbs on the skin fast. It also has a mild scent that I like and since I am using this during the night, every time I wake up, I can feel that my ankles feel smooth. It does whiten my ankles but it will take time, so you better be patient because it’s effective but it just takes time.


If interested, you may contact the brand through their social media accounts

Facebook: organicskinjp

Instagram: @organicskinjp

And you may check their products through their

Official website: www.organicskin.jp

Shopee account: www.shoppe.ph/organicskin

My Bareskin Specialist’s Guava Skincare Set

Do you believe in the saying that “less is more”? Here’s a skincare step that only needs you to apply fewer products for quality results plus its vegan!To start off, you have you wash your face using the Guava Soap.What I observed:

  • The scent of the soap reminds me of Perla
  • It lathers or bubbles easily
  • It instantly lightens the skin
  • After using, the face feels a bit drying

Next is to use the Guava Toner.What I observed:

  • It has a sweet minimal scent
  • It does not sting. Yay!
  • Unfortunately, it does not remove excess makeup

And last is the Guava Cream.What I observed:

  • It also has a sweet minimal scent but not the same with the toner
  • It’s consistency is thick like a lotion
  • Since it has a thick consistency, it takes awhile for it to dry or absorb the skin
  • This can be a good base for makeup
  • Can be used as a primer

Final Verdict: 4/5

Shopee debuts television commercial with Sarah Geronimo for Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale

MANILA, 31 MAY, 2019 – Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches its first-ever television commercial with Sarah Geronimo on June 1. On May 30, Shopee announced that Sarah Geronimo is their new ambassador just in time for the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale.

Sarah first performed the “Shopee Spaghetti” commercial in front of thousands during the launch event of her cosmetics brand, POP Studio, on Shopee. The television commercial which put a creative twist on the classic novelty song “The Spaghetti Song” by the Sexbomb Girls, garnered a good reception from Filipino viewers across the country.

Shopee’s previous television commercials have been recognized by several organizations for its innovation and influence. This includes the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day television commercial, which was crowned the number 1 YouTube ad in the Philippines at the Youtube Ads Leaderboards by Google last March 25. In addition, the Shopee-pi-pi song was also named the People’s Choice for the Last Song Syndrome (LSS) Award by the same organization.

Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing, Shopee Philippines, said, “Coming from the viral Shopee-pi-pi television commercial, the Shopee Spaghetti commercial is another song with a catchy tune and a fun dance that will surely entertain our Filipino audience. We look forward to sharing more creative content with our consumers in the upcoming months.”

The Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale from June 3 to July 7 offers consumers five weeks of unbeatable deals including free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily. There will be one million Lowest Price Deals, daily 100% cashback vouchers, and ₱1 Deals up for grabs. Additionally, consumers can look forward to special deals up to 90% off from top local and international brands including P&G Hair, Huawei, Colourette, Colgate, Silverworks, Maybelline, Unilever Personal Care, Watsons, and Olay. Leading industry players such as BDO, Cebu Pacific, and iWant are also participating to offer Shopee users exclusive promotions.

For more information on the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, please visit https://shopee.ph/m/6-6.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.
Visit https://shopee.ph for more information.

“Dapdap” Buffaloo Floating Cottage in Badian

I never thought that I would be writing a travel post again but I know that this place is worth the post. It’s true that unexpected trips are often the best.

Our original plan was to go Moalboal’s Basdako but since we were already in Moalboal and we want to make our trip more worth it or “sulit”, a friend of mine suggested that we will also go to Dapdap’s Floating Cottage. It was my first time to hear about the place, so I have no high expectations about it.

How to get there?

Since we were in Moalboal, we rode a tricycle from Petron Moalboal to Dapdap’s Floating Cottage in Badian. We were only asked to pay 20 pesos each. I can say that the place is still not that known to some locals since our driver was not that familiar with the place. He asked some locals about the place yet, he dropped us off at the wrong entrance. So, for those who plan to go there, when riding a tricycle, tell “kuya” or the tricycle driver to drop you off at the waiting shed that’s near a sari-sari store.

Upon arriving

In between the waiting shed and sari-sari store, there’s a small way that we have to pass by. After a few minutes of walking, we were kinda lost because there was no signage on where to go and we got no one to ask since we were already quite far from people, so we had to trust our instincts and just go straight. We knew that we already arrived at the right place when we saw a big table, has a tarpaulin, and life jackets near a staircase going to the “pantalan” or beach area. Upon arriving, we were welcomed by the locals then asked to register and pay 100 pesos entrance fee which includes the floating cottage, life jacket, and roundtrip boat transfer. After that, they drove us to the floating cottage using a pump boat.

It was stated that there’s a three hour limit in the cottage but if the place is not that busy, you are allowed to stay longer.

What I like about the place

  • The area was good and perfect for swimming
  • You can see some fishes in the area
  • No corkage
  • Staffs are very accommodating and helpful

I can say that the staffs are accommodating and helpful because we really feel safe and welcome in the place, the people there knows how to deal with people and when the earrings of my friend fell in the sea, a staff got it back even if we insisted to not get it because it would be an effort for his part.

What I don’t like about the place

  • It’s not that I don’t like but it would be better if they put signages near or around the area so that we will be guided on which way we should go.

PHOTO GALLERY

Small cottages for small groups.
The one on the left side is said to be a comfort room.
Small groups will be dropped off at small cottages while big groups will be able to use the exclusive cottages. There’s a total of 4 small cottages and 3 exclusive cottages.
Me and my friends trying to copy a pose that we saw online but we failed.
“Embracing imperfections.”


If you are going to ask me if I will come back to this place…

My answer is definitely YES! The place is indeed worth visiting. The concept is new to Cebu. For those who are interested to visit the place, please be responsible, don’t leave trash and don’t throw unnecessary things in the sea.

Total amount spent upon going there is (P102 transportation from city to Moalboal with sp discount + P20 tricycle fare + P100 entrance fee) 222 pesos.

Shopee reveals Sarah Geronimo as new brand ambassador in time for Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale

Filipinos can stay tuned for Shopee and Sarah Geronimo’s first television commercial airing on June 1

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MANILA, 31 MAY, 2019 – Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo as their new brand ambassador in time for the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, happening from June 3 to July 7. On June 1, Filipinos can stay tuned for the first-ever television commercial of Shopee with Sarah Geronimo.

Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy with how Shopee performed in 2019 and to ramp up our efforts, we are following this up with a big campaign featuring our new brand ambassador, Sarah Geronimo. We believe that Sarah’s approachable and bubbly personality is a perfect representation of the Shopee brand and we are thrilled to have her become part of the family. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale.”

Happening from June 3 to July 7, the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale promises five weeks of unbeatable deals with up to 90% off from leading brands including P&G Hair, Huawei, Colourette, Colgate, Silverworks, Maybelline, Unilever Personal Care, Watsons, and Olay. Users can enjoy free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily as well as one million Lowest Price Deals, daily 100% cashback vouchers, and ₱1 Deals.

Bigger and better surprises in store for users

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Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale will feature 35 days of themed promotions happening from June 3 to July 7. Key highlights include:

  • Category days such as TV, Audio, & Gaming Sale on June 28, Mobile Sale on June 30, and Korean Skincare Sale on July 4.
  • Mechanic days including:
    • Vouchers Sale on June 3, featuring seller, category, and sitewide vouchers up for grabs
    • Free Shipping Sale on June 4, featuring free shipping with ₱0 min spend across the platform
    • Flash Sale on June 12, with an upsized Flash session happening 10 times across 24 hours.
  • Super Brand Days from June 17 to June 21 featuring leading brands across categories including Huawei, Maybelline, Hanford, Unilever Homecare, and Unilever Personal Care.
  • Exclusive deals from partners including BDO, Cebu Pacific, and the official store launch of iWant.

For more information on the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, please visit https://shopee.ph/m/double-double.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Visit https://shopee.ph for more information.

Review: Getrollinph Essential Oils in Sore Soother, Happiness and Stress Bomb

Essential oils for skin care doesn’t sound new to me but using essential oils for complimentary therapeutic support is new to me.

Getrollinph was the shop that sent me three essential oils to try and test. Upon receiving these oils, I then search on the internet what are really the benefits of using these. Its main benefit is to transmit positive signals in the brain that can reduce negative emotional conditions. Before I start my review with these oils, let me first tell you the description of each product.

Sore Soother

Soothes aches and pain.

Happiness

Bottle of sunshine that uplifts and calms the mood.

Stress Bomb

Grounding blend that relaxes frayed nerves. Good for kids too.

Packaging:

The bottle is small and it’s perfect for an everyday to a travel essential. I honestly like how small the bottle is because it makes it is so convenient for every bag or even in your pockets. The print of the packaging is simple and it fades easily however, the martial of the bottle is sturdy and it won’t break easily. The roll is also made of metal which gives a cooling effect upon applying.

Product Smell:

The scent of “Sore Soother” reminds me of a candy but I really can’t recall what kind of candy it is. The “Happiness” one reminds me of an oil that our grandparents or titas always used but this one is better and mild, while the “Stress Bomb” has a minimal candy mint scent that’s new to me.

Performance:

It was stated that these oils work best when applied on the crown, temples. behind the ears, back of the neck, wrists, over the heart and soles of feet.

Since it is my first time to try essential oils for complimentary therapeutic support, I may not be able to point out some things but as what I observed, all the scents are calming and relaxing. I don’t know how but it works like magic. Imagine having a breakdown but you still have to finish paper works or you still have to study for in upcoming examination. You have to manage your stress and we all know that it is not that easy to manage stress. I experienced that! And while I was looking for an eraser in my pencil case, fortunately, I found “Sore Soother”. Without hesitations, I then applied it to the areas recommended. I took a short break and after that, I was able to finish things calmy. Same goes with the other oils, its weird but I find it amusing how these oils work.

What I like about this product?

  • It is genuinely relaxing
  • It includes a paper which includes its claims and how to use
  • The bottle is handy and not heavy

What I don’t like about this product?

  • Unfortunately, the ingredients was not included in the print

Final Verdict:

5/5

I love these oils, these can instantly make me feel relax a few minutes after applying.

Will I recommend it?

Yes!


If interested, you may contact the brand through their social media accounts

Facebook: getrollinph

Instagram: getrollinph

Website: youngliving.com

Brand Review: Beauty Glow Essentials

It’s been a while since I posted a brand review and today’s brand review is the brand, Beauty Glow Essentials. To start off, lets first talk about the brand.

Established in 2017, Beauty Glow Essentials is Committed to deliver safe effective products that bring out special kind of confidence you only feel from skincare that match perfectly with your lifestyle. Aided by the strong desire to distribute the highest quality beauty products and whitening supplements to their consumers. Beauty Glow Essentials carefully selected the ingredients and suppliers, procedures were meticulously checked, and processes extensively studied. All of the products of Beauty Glow Essentials are clinically proven safe and effective. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines. More than a story of success, this is a story of a beautiful beginning. We are dedicated to give a hand to see every Filipino enjoying best version of themselves.


Two weeks ago, the brand Beauty Glow Essentials sent me some of their products to try and after days of using, I am now giving my thoughts about the products. The products that they sent me includes the Green Coffee Beans Extract Dietary Supplement and Beauty Glow Rejuva Set which contains a White Plus Soap, Rejuva Glow Toner, Creme de Rejuva and Sun Filter Cream. A short yet precise review of each product follows:

Green Coffee Beans Extract Dietary Supplement

As long as you are going to follow what’s instructed which is to take one capsule in the morning 30 minutes before meal, its effectiveness is assured for what I noticed is that after taking one capsule, 30 or more minutes later you’ll feel like you want to dispose. Of course, if you want to lose weight, this is best when partnered with a disciplined diet and proper exercise. As of now, I can’t see any cons and I am enjoying this product.

Verdict: 5/5

Beauty Glow Rejuva Set

Since this is a set, each product has its purpose and with the use of all the products, it claims to result the reduction of the appearance of fine lines and age spots and makes skin look younger, flawless and glowing.

White Plus Soap

Honestly, the scent of the soap kinda reminds me of Perla but this one’s mild. After washing, it feels a bit dry but manageable. It also leaves the skin an instant natural whitening glow which I really like. Unlike other whitening bars that will give the skin an instant harsh white effect, this one gives a natural whitening glow which makes your skin look healthy in an instant.

Verdict: 4/5

Rejuva Glow Toner

Since I said that the soap feels a bit dry, this is the solution. This toner will bring back the ph level of the skin. Though, you have to be careful in using the toner because if you apply too much it stings a little. My trick on this is to put 1 or 2 drops in a cotton pad then slowly apply it on the skin, avoiding the eye area.

Verdict: 3.5/5

Creme De Rejuva

Among the products that was sent, this is my favorite! Since I am using this every night, every morning when I wake up, I can see that my skin really looks healthy and glowing, not oily.

Verdict: 5/5

Sun Filter Cream

I like the fact that this one doesn’t feel heavy on the skin which is perfect for girls who are always on the go. However, when applied, it feels dry, so what I do as a solution is to spray a mist after applying then you’re good to go. Also, this is long lasting and this protects skin from the harsh rays of the sun.

Verdict: 4/5

Fortunately, with the use of the set, I am now recovering from bad breakout which I had because the last products that I used didn’t work well on me. While I am using the set, I don’t use any other skincare products except for the mist. I used to wake up with an oily face but now, I wake up with a glowing face. There may be some pros and cons that I said with each products but overall, with the collaborative work in each product, it resulted my skin in having a better condition now.

Final Verdict 4/5


If you’re interested in the brand, you may check out their:

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautyglowessentials1/

Website: https://www.beautyglowessentials.com.ph/