Friday Fragrance:Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cherry Blossom

If I have a perfume that I fall in love at first sniff, it was Elizabeth Arden Green Tea. I t is just weird that I am the type of person who keeps what are my faves like this perfume. As much as possible I can keep it the half the bottle and used after years like what I did to my D&G Light Blue. Now my favorite is perfect for this summer. Green Tea Cherry Blossom by EA.

Fragrance Mood: Ethereal. Fresh. Feminine

“Green Tea Cherry Blossom is an ethereal fragrance that exudes the sparkling femininity of delicate pink petals while capturing the lush freshness of green tea leaves”

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What I love about the product? Packaging brings a sparkling of feminity, powdery and soothing scent that’s not overpowering. It has 50ml and 100 ml which cost P2250 and P2950 respectively  (I ‘ve got mine as a gift!)

What I don’t line about the product? Staying power is okay but only lasted for 2-3 hours.

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Verdict: Many times I’ve said, this my favorite scent so far. It’s also a perfume that you can wear any day and don’t give you a head ache. I think it is timeless and classic. For a youthful vibe, I can recommend this perfume.


Red by MIYU (A Lipstick for Valentines Day!)

Hello folks! How’s your weekend? Mine was a lot of preparation, quality time with the whole family, celebrating birthdays with my college friends and just stayed home with A. I never think that I still have time pa to blog again. Many drafts in my inbox that needed to complete.  Since Valentines Day is just around the corner,( though I and my partner is not a fan of it) I know that “ everything red “ much be seen and appreciated in VDay. Red lipstick is in too! Which one I could wear? I never had enough red. I never consider shopping for the red lipstick so I wonder if most of my reds are from colleagues and family.

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However, I tried the perfect red for me which is from Korean brand, Miyu. (Thanks my loves!)Woot!


What I love about this 3 in 1 product lipstick?

  1. Shade– different shade of red I know! There are many reds to choose from. Sometimes you might afraid whether it will suit your skin or not. But this falls under orange-red or even poppy red. I think anyone can pull it off.
  2. Finish– Red by MIYU is a matte lipstick, highly pigmented.
  3. Price– Looking for a steal or a splurge? This Red by MIYU is actually you can bought at set at P2750 with whitening cleanser and moisturizer as well.
  4. Longevity– I must say that it’s worth the price. You can wear it from day to night. It’s Valentine’s Day, after all. (but me, the usual working day (lol)



Random Thoughts

Friday Favorites Vol 1.

In my previous posts, I had started Five Things that highlighted the content of my week. This year I promise to be able to update this blog even random post through this “Friday Favorites”. I would like to sum up few of the things that accentuate my week. What I wore, what’s making up with me, where do I went to, whom I’ve spent with, books that I wanted to read/begin with or thoughts that just popped out on my mind.


Just like the thoughts of being mature enough to handle life’s decisions. I don’t take  life so seriously (I mean, I don’t over think what would happen to me as a person) as long as I would do my own thing, I would make my part as…, I would respect you, I would care for you, I would be myself.) Because eight years ago is different from now. There is no room for insensitivity and regrets. Don’t chase people, who are not for you, Don’t chase dreams that are not destined to you. You are you because God’s plan will always be greater and more beautiful than all your disappointments.


November​ Sample Room Haul!

Trip to Malaysia and Brunei was too fast! Different people, culture and food that I’ve enjoyed. Now these two Asian countries are off to my bucket list.Woot! I wish I can travel morelocal soon. (Hey homebody, experience new things!) I would love to have more but of course priority is with my family, more savings perhaps? If the time permits me, I share in a separate post how was happened on my trip, meanwhile I am happy that I am featured to Sample Room as “Roomie of the Month”. I can used the additional points from them! Yey! So what I’ve got was, Seoul White Korea stuff . Admittedly Kdrama fan here! (Also dreaming to travel Korea!:)

I seriously took couple of weeks or more before I reviewed the products.

Let’s start with Seoul White Korea Double White Whitening Soap

“This gentle bar combines the brightening powers of arbutin bearberry and tried and tested kojic acid to deliver long-term skin lightening. The precious white strawberry exfoliates skin as you cleanse, letting you enjoy a double whitening effects minus the stinging sensation.”

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What I love about the product? It cleanse my skin, I feel how it removes dead skin everytime I use it with loofah or scrub. It gives moisturize to my skin which I tend to skip lotion.Though, I didn’t noticed whitens my skin, but it evens the color of my skin. The scent is not so sweet, more on fruity fragrance.

What I don’t like about the product? Nothing but I wish it partnered-up with a body lotion with the same brand.

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Seoul White Korea Instant White Tone-Up Whitening Milky Cream

The first time I used it especially in the morning, it could pass as blemish cream.  It has arbutin bearberry and white strawberry too, plus the donkey’s milk that dubbed as white gold and as much as four times the Vitamin C.

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What I love about it? Literally, it brightens your skin. it is non-greasy and lightweight on the skin.It is a good moisturizer  (notice that am a dry skin) and you don’t need a face powder cos you won’t be oily. I don’t suffer from any break outs.

What I don’t like about the product? I wish there is s bigger size for a tube.

*Will edit my post if I see the results on my face. Have you achieve the Korean skin look to these two new thing? Please share me your thoughts below.

lifestyle · Skincare

October Sample Room Haul!

October just ended fulfilled weeks and family love! It’s just too personal but I can’t contain myself to be blessed and happy. I love of having time with my little boo! I am proud that she’s been so independent at a young age. She is always on top, her storytelling contest has been achieved, finally she calms now after so many times she said: “I can’t”. She can overcome to speak in front of many people. I wish she can have more achievements and she can be able to learn to dream on and just happy being herself. I love that my family are together even there’s no perfection, and am excited about my parent’s bday celebration. My upcoming trip to Malaysia and Brunei would be my first international trip and excited to blog about after checking off with few local destinations and achievement in my last year planner. Anyways, If I would like to be more productive, some drafts in my post are waiting for me! My mantra “work-life balance” should be more defined now. Hehe

To cut my few sentiments, here what I’ve got to Sampleroom for this month, my all-time favorite skincare, from Himalaya Herbals which claims “100% natural and safe products with rare herbs collected from the foothills of the Himalayas. Imagine that their first research was since 1930? And still providing health and personal care needs in over 90 countries, and the Philippines is included. So why not give it a try!

What I’ve got?

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Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Face Wash- contains Saffron which promotes skin fairness, Licorice and white Dammer for antioxidant properties, Pomegranate and cucumber (which I love most) for nourishing and soothes skin.

Himalaya Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub- we’d all know that exfoliating is an important role for us to free from dead cells and impurities. It contains Apricot granules for dead skin and blackheads and stimulating fresh cell growth while Wheatgerm oil rich in Vitamin E is best known for nourishing for more radiant and supple skin.

Himalaya Sparkling White Toothpaste– claims to whiten and remove teeth stains in just 2 weeks! It also helps reduce gum bleeding and prevent inflammation and plaque buildup while protecting your teeth from harmful germs for 12 hours. Let’s see in a separate post if it will work on me.

Himalaya Clear Complexion Whitening Face Scrub– ta perfect match for whitening face wash! It also Licorice White Dammer and Apricot granules that help regulate melanin synthesis as it gently scrubs away dead skin cells, blackheads and deeply embedded dirt to achieve visibly soft and glowing skin.

That’s all folks! How about you? What did you try? Share me your favorite!


Missha Under Eye Brightener in Natural Beige

What? It’s almost October! Holiday feels coming up! I have been the busy bee at all. Frustrations at work but definitely NOT at home. Finally, I have time to review this Kpop beauty that I got from Althea, the Missha Under Eye Brightener in Natural Beige.

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About the product: liquid concealer with tip applicator with that perfectly and naturally covers up dark circles and blemishes, it’s a 5g in a tube, made for all skin types, (2) colors available which is light and this natural beige.

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How to Use: Dot onto blemishes and gently pat out with a finger for a seamless finish


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What I love: non-creasing and watery enough to cover my blemishes, affordable

What I don’t like about the product: little amount per tube, but worth the price

After I dab a foundation, I usually put it onto my under eye using fingertips or oval brush upwards. Its pigmentation lasted about 2-3 hours. I matched it with my Sleekmake up powder and you’re good to go!:)

This is perfect for an everyday look! What do you think? Is it worth to try? Share me your thoughts below:)


August SampleRoom Haul!

In today’s past faced environment, most of us want to look good and try everything in the world of skincare. One of the quintessential is the kojic soaps and whitening products. Since I am not into whitening products, what attracts me to few of these belo items is the Kojic Intensive Whitening Extra Moisture Bar Soaps. Why? Simply it offers lightening skin but without drying. We all know that Kojic products tend to dry your skin and sting sensation, but this one is worth it. Belo says, it whitens skin but deeply moisturize your skin. So good right? For me who’s suffering from drying skin, so I gave in.

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Belo Intensive Whitening BB Body Cream Spray SPF 50– It claims to achieve flawless, glowing arms and legs, visibly covers blemishes and imperfections, with kojic acid and SPF50 PA+, Hypoallergenic and tone correcting formula, so me, being insecure to the color of my legs, I would know if it is effective enough to repurchase.

Belo Intensive Whitening Micropeeling Toner –this is perfect who wants to reduce the appearance of dark spots and make up residue. Good thing it was hypoallergenic and paraben free too. I wonder if it is good matching to the soap.

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Ponds Age miracle-I am a Pond’s user for almost a decade and I always back to them whenever my skin suffer from blemishes or breakouts. I give a try to this product since because wrinkles began at 30. So why not start to use it?

Femme travel kit- (which is not in the photo above) this is perfect for short travels, this is very hygienic. You can use the cotton pads to face and skin. The cotton buds can be used for applying makeup either to lips and brows. Good thing the packaging is cute enough. My reviews each product of this is coming up right away. How bout you? Have you got samples too?


Cathy Doll Geisha Moteru Gel Liner in Black

I used to purchase liquid liners so when I saw a gel line from Cathy Doll, I know from the bottom of my heart, I should try this! Cathy Doll’s Geisha Moteru Gel Liner available in Red, Gold and this Jet black.

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About the Product: The Geisha Gel Liner has come with designed brush and pot which is 2g. This gel liner is affordable and costs P249 in the market.

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Pros: I love it which comes in a pot and designed brush. It’s brush helps you to perfect your cat’s eye though in some time, I having difficulty when applying but easily removes the excess.

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The texture of the gel is smooth and matte that would last on me about 4-6 hours. You can apply it thin or thick, whatever your mood’s desire. Hehe Good thing there’s manufacturing date and expiration date in the lower box of the packaging. We don’t want to use expired makeup, aren’t we?

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Cons: The brush wand is too small so it’s hard to control but still manageable in your allotted time:)

What can you say, guys? are u team liquid liner or gel liner? Shre your thoughts below:)

Cosmetics · Skincare

My First Order at Althea Korea!



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Yes, I am one dipping my toe into the world of Kdrama, that’s why I am culting too their Korean beauty buys. From their hand creams to lipstick, to face masks to their food! Uggh kimchi and bibimbap I know! One of my travel lists is SoKor! And the sick cycle continues, so since it’s my birthday month, I decided to bought from althea korea store! The perks of free shipping! Yay!

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Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel –this is for all skin types, can be used for just about anything, from soothing sunburn to hydrating the skin and hair in the form of a mask, to an everyday moisturizer for skin. I would do a separate post for this best-selling product around.

Missha Undereye Brightener (Natural Beige)-this hydrating concealer is thin enough to blend out effortlessly without being watery, suitable for serious dark circles around the eye. I should also do a single post about this product which also raving by the beauty gurus.

Petal Velvet Powder– This claims silky finish to the touch. Infused with oil to keep sebum productions at bay without drying out the skin for radiant, fresh look all while giving out a gentle scent. In addition to, it keeps your makeup looking great all day or dust some on to stay shine free. Let’s see if it will work on my dry skin.

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Witch’s Pouch Popo Glosstick Tint Balm– this balm says 5 in 1 product which is rich pigmentation like lipstick, shiny glow like a lipgloss, rich coloration like a lip tint, rich moisturization like a lip balm and silky smooth like lip essence. I wonder it will help my cracking lips. Will blog soonest in a separate post.

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Choosy Lip Pack– Since I’m suffering from drying lips, I get Peach and Honey! What attracts me to this product is the Jojoba Oil and Collagen that serves in every patch. The peach flavor is to smoothen your dry lips while Honey soothes the lips and make it glow.

Last is the Pig Nose Clear Black Head 3 Step Kit from Holika Holika which allows removing blackheads easily. Let’s see if it works too!

How about you? Did you already purchase from Althea Korea? What did you get? Share me your thoughts below!


Review} MAC Amplified Crème Lipstick in Brick-o-la

Since work has been suspend due to bad weather, time permits me to review this long time MAC Amplified Crème lipstick . Mac lippies are love even they’re too pricey for a tube.

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Mac Brick-o-la is an Amplified crème finish look from the collection. The color is midtone berry shade that suits my skin color. This is one of my on the go lipstick. It just wearable for everyday especially when you are working in the government. It gives simple but polished look. I would suggest this color if you are not fan of vibrant color. This shade is gorgeous!

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The texture is pigmented which it easily glides on the lips. You can feel the moisturizing and fuller appearance but my chapped lips didn’t heal. I must say, the color lasted for 4 hours including sipping and light meals in between. It leaves a stain on cups.

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