It's my Bong Tint Tomorrow Red

Jan 16, 2018 // No comments
I got this tint from my Althea Box a few months ago. My first time to try this brand IT'S MY - sounded incomplete right? I got the shade Tomorrow Red - the time I purchased it, I have so many pink and corals.

Althea Price: Php 280

It's a pen shape tint with a sponge cushion as the applicator.
You have to press the end part to release the color to the cushion sponge. Similar to some cushion foundations. I'm just not sure how long can it go since we can't see how much product is left inside the pen.
  • It looks deep red on the cushion but once applied, it's more red-orange.
  • I recommend exfoliating the lips first because dry skin from the lips might be removed and stick to the cushion applicator - and its quite difficult to remove it since it might sink to the cushion as well. - Based on experience
How it looks like on my lips - full color
Hard to make a gradient because of the applicator - a bit bulky in shape for small lips.
I can still work on using this tint, just when I like to have full coverage. I just wished it's really red like on how it looks on the applicator.

Wishtrend Experience Philippines

Jan 7, 2018 // No comments
There's a lot of online shops and sites I love to visit often. Wishtrend is one of the websites I keep on checking on my email whenever they have a huge sale announcement. I have heard Wishtrend way back 2014, but I haven't tried purchasing here by myself for some reasons:
  • I'm afraid of post taxes - if you're from the Philippines you would know how unfair the charges by that time
  • Payments - I do not have credit card or PayPal that time
  • Shipping Fee - that time I don't feel purchasing a certain amount to reach the free shipping from the website. I just like to get those toners and soap from the shop but computing the shipping was so expensive for me.
Last November 2017, the Black Friday Sale of Wishtrend was really exciting! It was the biggest sale for 2017 which occurred November 20-26, 2017.

Up to 80% discount + stackable discount codes + free gifts + discounted/free shipping!
I made payment for the following items:
  1. USD4.00 - [KLAIRS] Supple Preparation Facial Toner (Miniature)
  2. USD24.50 - [KLAIRS] Midnight Blue Calming Cream
  3. USD2.80 - [BY WISHTREND] Multi-Function Cotton Pads
  4. USD2.80 - [KLAIRS] Best Trial Kit
  5. USD64.34 - Free Shipping + [KLAIRS] Angry Skin Calming Package
  6. 2017 Black Friday Free Gift : Over USD99
Total: USD101.24
Best buy from this lot is this Angry Skin Calming Package! 
Take note that these are discounted prices for the Black Friday Sale Event.

Only Athena understands you better

Jan 3, 2018 // No comments
Are you women on the go? Do you work full time - with a sedentary lifestyle? Do you seek a balance between your work and personal time? Are you taking care of your body to maintain fit and attractive? Look good and feel good whenever you can. You have unique needs that only women like you truly understand.
Introducing Athena, the milk especially formulated to meet your special nutritional needs.
  • High Calcium essential for optimum bone health. It is also a source of Vitamins D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus – nutrients to help maintain strong bones
  • Low in Fat so you can enjoy this beverage without the risk of high caloric intake
  • Source of Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A & E and Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and promote optimum immune function.
Athena, a delicious beverage made just for you. Drink Athena today!
Athena comes in two flavors
  • Milk (180 grams – Php 130.00; 400 grams – Php 273.00)
  • Choco (180 grams – Php 130.00)
It’s available online at www.athena.com.ph and in-store at Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, and Southstar.

Athena also offers CRAVE HEALTHY the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for pregnant women by doctors and nutritionists.

It’s NUTRITIOUS because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

It’s DELICIOUS because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus.

A healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women! A pack of Crave is worth Php 25.00 at 30 grams each. It’s available online at www.cravehealthysnacks.com, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

Serlando Bee Perfect Serum and Cream

Nov 28, 2017 // No comments
I got a sample of these from the event of Philbeauty 2017. There's a lot of brands during the event and I had a chance to visit all of them. Brands showcasing their products, I bought some items as well because some products are not yet available on Philippines Market and some products are priced lower than mall price - distributor price.
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Serlando is a professional skin brand from US that started in 1997. In 2015, in cooperation with Germany, Taiwan and South Korea, the brand launched a series of function skin care products.

I bought Serlando Rosy Pink Moisture Dew and I got a sample of Serlando Bee Perfect Serum and Cream. Propolis is a new word for me, and it's just today I decided to try them - a bit scared as well.

It's my first time to try this sample, I'm currently in the mood to empty my sample stash before they expire - even tho these Serlando Samples will expire around by the year 2021.
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Propolis is a mixture produced by Honey Bees. Propolis is used as a sealant in their hives to protect from outer intruders such as virus and diseases. Propolis enabled to make the hive the cleanest place in nature by inhibiting fungal and bacterial growth.

Product Claims:
  • The product is perfect for Acne Prone Skin
  • Penetrates deep beneath the skin for a healthy looking and blemish free complexion
  • Infused with propoliscera and salicylic acid to unclog pores, whilst dissolving beads restore smoothness and leave skin feeling silky soft
Serum Contains:
  • Propolis Extract - contains much variety of flavonoids, improve skin texture, repair, luster, elasticity
  • Salicylic Acid - macromolecular salicylic acid can exfoliate, clear the pores, helo skin metabolism
  • Mint - cooling feeling and helps to shrink pores, better to sooth acne skin
Cream Contains:
  • Propolis Extract
  • Titanium Dioxide - Pure mineral titanium dioxide powder that acts as concealer and for sun protection
  • Allantion - moisturizing effects that help create a smooth and healthy skin.
Usage:
  • Serlando Bee Perfect Propolis Serum should be used after your toner AM and/or PM
  • Serlando Bee Perfect Propolis Cream should be used after the Serum AM only
Feedback:
I find the sample good for 1-2x use, my first impression for the serum when I first applied it, it does sting for like 15 secs - applied on one side of the cheek. Then completely feels nothing after a minute. My skin absorbs it completely, and no immediate changes in appearance at all. For the Cream, it looks like a concealer cream when applied on my pimples. No changes yet after 1st application, but itchy feel on some pimples did subside. Honestly, I can't provide full feedback right now, these are my first impressions on the samples which are used once only. 

Get into the Christmas Vibe with Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone 3

Nov 23, 2017 // No comments
You step into the mall and it surrounds you: the sound of sleigh bells ringing and the holiday crooners singing. Christmas is nearing, and your gift list is getting longer. Head over to the Glorietta Activity Center at the Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone 3 on November 24 to 26, where a plethora of Taiwan’s best brands awaits in an interactive product showcase, all bearing its coveted seal of excellence.

Sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) implements its Taiwan Excellence campaign to promote innovative and superior-quality products and encourage innovators to continue what they do best: innovating.

Visitors can get a first-hand experience of products from information and communications technology (ICT), home and living, and sports and leisure. The Experience Zone 3 offers many products that reflect the diverse interests of family members and loved ones. 
The Tatung Fusion Cooker is a multifunctional cooker and the best kitchen companion for any foodie. The ZenFone 3 Zoom is always selfie-ready with its innovative dual-lens optics and its ƒ/1.7 SONY IMX362 sensor and 2.3x optical zoom camera. And for the adrenaline junkie, there’s the Kymco Xciting 400 motorcycle, which makes riders feel completely safe, while enjoying the pleasures of driving.

Welcoming the holiday spirit, this three-day event promises a line-up of exciting activities such as product showcases, mini concerts, booth navigation tours, and fashion shows. Mall-goers can look forward to performances by:
  • Jona and the University of Sto. Tomas Singers (November 24)
  • Darren Espanto and the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir (November 25)
  • and Erik Santos and Psalms of David Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. (November 26).
Major prizes also await the winners of the games and raffle draws lined up. These include the foldable Tern Verge X10 with its ultra-light wheels, the first-of-its-kind PaperShoot Hinoki Digital Camera with its single-button system, and the dual camera ASUS Zenfone 4 with 8 and 12 megapixels in the front and main sensor, respectively.

For more information, visit taiwanexcellence.org, and like Taiwan Excellence on Facebook.
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About Taiwan Excellence
The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products, providing tremendous value to users worldwide. Products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 101 countries.
Sponsored by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. implements policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, BOFT's role and position is regularly adapted to meet the needs of the ever-changing international economic and trade environments. BOFT has been guiding and working with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities both internationally and domestically. Working with TAITRA for decades, BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for critical government projects relating to business, trade, and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.
Implemented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with the foreign market challenges. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.
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