Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Aug 16, 2017 // No comments
The last time I tried Clay Mask - in Powder Form, I break out the next day after using it. Now, I bought this one from Innisfree: Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.

I always like to try best sellers from brands, ended up going for this product from Innisfree.

Price: Php 550 from Althea Korea
For first time orders, you may use my Althea Korea referral link to get up to ₱200 off when you signed up and make a purchase!

Product Details from Althea Korea:
Oily or combination skin, rejoice! Clay has long been known for its cleansing properties and as an effective sebum controller. The Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask functions in 3 ways: removes sebum, brightens your skin tone, and cares for troubled spots.
Rich in Jeju volcanic scoria, the masks goes deep into pores and get rid of impurities while absorbing excess sebum to revive your skin’s natural moisture balance
The result is skin that is visibly improved, and one that feels softer and smoother, for easier makeup application.
This jar version is a thick mask texture but still easy to apply.

Regarding pore shrinking? not even a little worked for me but it does cleanse my pore and brighten my face prior to application of the mask.

Silky Girl Matte Junkie Lip Cream

Aug 15, 2017 // No comments
Silky Girl released 9 shades of their newest Matte Junkie Lip Cream and I'm blessed to receive 5 colors namely:
  1. Retro
  2. Glamour
  3. Rebel
  4. Vintage
  5. Vixen
Plus 4 more other colors!
Price: Php 249
Product Details:
This kissproof and transfer resistant lip color applies like a liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. It stays on your lips through day and night activities requiring minimal touch-ups.

  • Lightweight
  • Fragrance-free
  • Carmine-free
  • Paraben-free and
  • Not tested on animals
SILKYGIRL is now marketed at over 5,000 cosmetics counters in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei , Indonesia, Philippines and Jakarta. From this, I can honestly say that the colors are Southeast Asian skin tone safe! Maybe I should also check their foundations too!

  • Doe foot applicator is the best for liquid matte lipstick
  • Dries fast
  • Has a little glitter when wiped but it's only visible on skin, not on lips
  • A variety of colors to choose from! #3 Rebel & #4 Vintage works on my skin the best!
  • Lasts for 3 hours for me and starts to fade when eating or drinking but doesn't dry out the lips

Find out more about SILKYGIRL
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Taiwan Excellence Joins SIP Showcasing Products for a Tech-Savvy Home

Aug 14, 2017 // No comments
Taiwan Excellence campaign is now here in the Philippines again! Taiwan External Trade Development Council’s (TAITRA) Taiwan Excellence campaign has you covered. With its seal of excellence - a mark accorded to only the highest quality brands and products, TAITRA has done the work of sifting and choosing what’s available from Taiwan for you.

If you're a tech savvy person, you would surely enjoy this showcase! Check out these exciting and tagged as the best products out there:

Below are some of the best of the best products available to help you turn your home into a tech wizard’s abode. These products will also be featured during the Systems Integration Philippines (SIP), the country’s largest and longest running trade show for technologies, from August 17-18 in the World Trade Center. 

An Awesome Gaming Experience

Acer’s newest laptop, the Predator 21 X, is incorporated with a bevy of features, including LED lights, enormous exhaust vents, and a 21-inch curved screen. It redefines what a mobile computer is by letting numbers speak for themselves: 2 NVIDIA GTZ 1080 video cards for a faster game performance, 64GGB of DDR2400 for increased storage capacity, 2 PCIe SSDs for faster drives, 3 Aeroblades for a cooler temperature, 4 speakers, and 2 subwoofers for a more immersive experience.

For gamers looking for a compact computer, the MSI Trident 3 is a good option. Despite being tagged as the world's smallest Virtual Reality (VR) Gaming PC, its exclusive MSI GeForce GTX Graphics card and VR Link provide excellent performance by delivering unparalleled picture quality.

Meanwhile, the Gigabyte Motherboard, gives users a more personalized experience. By allowing you to customize its features such as its liquid cooling support, light zones and brightness, and even its smart fan controls, it allows for functionality along with the freedom to express yourself.

Upgrade Your Storage

The Transcend’s StoreJet Cloud allows you to have total control of your data. It has up to 4 terabytes of storage space, featuring fast transfer speeds of up to 110 MB/s and centralizing data management that’s accessible from wherever you are.

On the other hand, the SP Shockproof External Hard Drive is a sturdy storage gadget equipped with ultra-rugged rubber casing and an internal suspension system. This device is tough enough to withstand smashes, moisture spray, or dust.

Build a Secured and Health-Friendly Home

Protecting your home 24/7 is now made possible by Beseye Cloud Security’s Internet Protocol (IP) camera. This new-generation visual recording device allows you to see what’s happening at home even when you’re not around. From one corner to another corner, users can monitor their home through its ultra-wide, 125-degree-angle coverage. By connecting your smartphone to the camera you’ll see any suspicious activity as it’s happening. Its curve design that blends into any interior is an eye-catching plus!

Meanwhile, control the air that surrounds your family through KingMax's AirQ Check. This latest mobile health device detects harmful gasses emitting from products in your environment. It also monitors temperature and humidity in the atmosphere. With a size similar to a typical flash drive, the powerful AirQ Check is easy to carry. Moreover, this gadget doesn't need charging. Just plug it into mobiles installed with KingMax’s AirQ app to play.

Get a first-hand experience of these groundbreaking gadgets, along with 71 more innovative products from 22 brands when you visit the SIP at Pavilion 1, Booth F01, at the World Trade Center August 17-19. Besides how Taiwan Excellence-accredited products can contribute to smarter living, there will also be fun games and raffle draws to experience.

For more information on Taiwan Excellence products, check out or


About Taiwan Excellence
The Taiwan Excellence symbol honors Taiwan’s most innovative products; those which provide tremendous value to users worldwide. Products carrying this symbol were awarded based on their design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D and manufacturing. Established 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. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT's role and position have been adjusted regularly to meet the needs of the ever changing international economic and trade environments. The 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. Having worked closely with TAITRA for many decades, the BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.

Organized by 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 with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. 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

Althea Petal Velvet Powder

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 Lots of Shopping sites released their own line of products. This time, Althea Korea released their very first brand product: Althea Petal Velvet Powder. I hope they'll add more from their brand products soon!
Product Details:
Althea Says: Althea's very own product range is here, and we're starting off strong with the Petal Velvet Powder! This debuting beauty is a translucent powder that sets makeup and leaves behind a silky finish to the touch. Infused with oil from Althea seeds, this powder works to keep sebum production at bay without drying out the skin for a radiant, fresh look, all while giving out a gentle scent. Keep your makeup looking great all day or dust some on to stay shine-free!
Size: 3g
Price: Php 210
You may buy the product from Althea Website.  If it's your first time planning to purchase, you may use my referral link to get up to P200 off.

  • Comes with a Pink Box
  • Soft White Puff with Pink Ribbon holder
  • Compact Container
 Inner sticker message:
"Hello Beautiful! Please remove this sticker before use." - Althea
  • This is a translucent powder, I'm not expecting any coverage at all but I'm after the sebum control and pore blurring effect. It did control my sebum after application that holds a matte-velvet texture for 4 hours (AC office). It did minimize pore appearance but it didn't hide everything.
  • No breakouts after using it for 1 week
  • No white cast effect! Yay!
  • It's a 3g product worth Php 210. Fairly priced product in my opinion.
  • Has a mild floral scent
  • The powder is well milled
  • Can be used as well to set makeup

Disclaimer: The service is sponsored by Althea Korea. I am not paid to do this post.

Salted Egg Potato Chips

Aug 12, 2017 // No comments
Salted Eggs Potato Chips? What's that? I just saw these in different food events in several malls and I find them a bit pricey for potato chips, yet there are still people who purchase. I learned that most raved potato chips or some even say it started in Singapore where there are the brands Irvins and The Golden Duck. Thanks for my father for bringing them at home last quarter this year.

Let's start with Irvins Salted Egg, my father told me there's a queue in purchasing this yellow pack of potato chips and minimum order to purchase.
105gr - Small Pack - S$ 8

When I'm in the Airport, most probably that certain passenger carrying the Yellow Duck Plastic Bag is from Singapore. It's one of the most MUST BUY PASALUBONG from anyone coming from Singapore, mostly requested by most millennials.
Now that I mentioned this to one of my friend now based in Singapore, he told me to try a different Salted Egg Potato Chips from The Golden Duck. I'll tag an acronym for this as TGD. Cheaper + more chips but of different taste too!
125gr = S$7 
We got these from 7-11 Store
There's a big difference between the two:

  • TGD tastes sweet with a spicy kick. Irvin tastes more on the salty side.
  • The price and the weight of product
  • I find the TGD less oily~ at least for the batch I got
  • Irvin's have bigger chip cuts, while TGD I got contains smaller potato chip cuts.
Honestly, they are not created the same and doesn't taste the same. Probably if you would like the Sweet Spicy taste, go for The Golden Duck. If you preferred salty, go for Irvin's.

Personal Choice: The Golden Duck :)