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Lipz Diva Lipstick Review

I recently found a new local lipstick brand called Lipz Diva. It's really a must try! 
Be prepared to shine and bring out your inner Diva as you apply these super pigmented, full coverage, soft matte creamy lippies. And remember, Beauty is NOT Expensive!
I promise to update this post next month just busy during the holiday season, purchased 12 shades and I have posted lip swatch of SPEECHLESS on my Instagram (@glendabelleblog). I think it's a bit underrated and every lippy lover should know about this lipstick.
Lipz Diva Lipstick Shades:
  1. Like a Virgin*
  2. Speechless
  3. Let's Get Loud*
  4. Gypsy by K
  5. Bad Blood
  6. Dangerous Woman
  7. Toxic
  8. Heartbreaker*
  9. Chandelier*
  10. Fireworks
  11. Roar by K
  12. Naughty Girl
*I find these shades more on the dry matte side, it emphasizes my chapped lips.

More lip swatches after the jump

Zale Beauty Powder

Zale Beauty Powder is from Thailand. It's the cheapest loose powder foundation I found in the local market.

Product Details:
  • Created to give you glow and natural fair looking skin.
  • Quality fine texture loose foundation powder with 2 variants: Bright and Tan Skin tone finish with Oil Control, Anti Acne, and UV Protection.
  • Price P49
  • It comes with 2 shades: Bright and Tan
  • It has a strong musky scent :(
  • Oil Control for my combination skin tone can last up to 4 hours during the current season in the Philippines.
  • It provides sheer coverage and was able to handle my minor cheek redness.
  • Overall, I recommend this powder if you need something sheer and affordable.
Zale Beauty powders are already available at the following Sta. Lucia Department Stores and Supermarkets, Isetann Department stores and supermarkets, St. Francis Square Department Store, San Roque Supermarkets, Fisher Mall Department Store, Welcome Supermart, Top Line Supermart, Carlos super drug stores, Pioneer Center Supermart, Crossings Supermarket, United Pharmacy Stores, Centro Department Stores, Emmaflor Drugstores and Grocers and other establishments

For more information, check out their facebook page here: ZaleBeautyPowderPh

Bench Paint Box 24 Hour Lip Tattoo

Bench Paint Box and Bench personal products have caught my attend when I first tried the amazing Dry Shampoo (got a 2nd bottle spray already), Eyeshadow stick which I can wear for a whole day event and their Compact Powder which I just hit the pan. Now I bought the Bench 24 Hour Lip Tattoo. It's simply a lip tint, probably the reason why they named it as lip tattoo because it's really long lasting.
Price: Php 259
Available in Pink and Red
Bench Paint Box 24 Hour Lip Tattoo

Miniso SM East Ortigas - My Mini Haul + Giveaway

Last December 2, 2016, I lucky to cover the opening of SM Ortigas East and was able to see the newest stores of SM. Miniso is one of the stores I shopped during the opening. There's a lot of people during the opening and there's even a line going inside during the first few hours.
Upon entering the store, the beauty section was already displayed! It really consumes most of my time to swatch these super murang makeup from Miniso line.

The Miniso P99 Beauty Finds
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Eyeshadow
  • BB Cream
  • Blush
  • Selected Perfume
  • Nail Polish
  • Cotton Pads
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hair Lotion
  • Makeup Brush Set

Beauty Moment by Jackey and Lauren in Very Bold Matte Lip Gloss Collection

If you're following me again on my Instagram Account @glendabelleblog, I mentioned about this Liquid Lipstick set I bought from Robinsons Antipolo. Shocked with the price of Php 289 for the whole set. 
It comes with 3 sets:
  • Very Bold
  • Pink Petals 
  • All the Nude
Decided to grab Very Bold and All the Nudes (but no more stock).
The set contains 6 pieces Matte Lip Gloss with 10 ml each tube. It's like you're paying Php 48/tube.
Designed in the USA, Made in China. Mfg Oct 5, 2016, Exp Oct 4, 2018, with 12-months shelf life after opening.

SM City East Ortigas Opens this December 2016!

SM Prime opens their 60th mall in East Ortigas. Blessing last December 1, 2016 and Official Mall Opening held last December 2.

SM City East Ortigas welcomes everybody with a blast of performance from Guest Artists, production numbers, Mascots, lively holiday displays and fantastic stores!
SM Prime has a roster of malls in Metro Manila’s eastern area, and East Ortigas Mall is its freshest member. Among its peers are SM Center Pasig, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong, and SM Marikina. In addition, the regional group of malls also includes SM San Mateo of Rizal, SM Masinag, SM Taytay, and SM Angono. All of the shopping malls are the areas’ representation of advancement and expansion.

Essliv Ciracle Vitamin C-20 Serum

Another product I received from Essliv Philippines together with my Ciracle Radiance Eye Miracle cream. I'm using this Ciracle Vitamin Source C-20 for a month already. Let's see how it worked miracle to my skin!
Ciracle Vitamin Source C20

Product Description
Revitalises the skin, whitens and brightens skin tone.
Ciracle Vitamin Source C-20 contains the active ingredient L-ascorbic acid, a pure and high-quality form of Vitamin C, and powerful antioxidant. Used in many skin products for its skin rejuvenating properties, Vitamin C has the remarkable ability to bring a brighter and healthier glow to the face. Each bottle of Vitamin C Source C-20 holds 6,000mg worth of Vitamin C which is equal to 40 oranges or 120 strawberries.

Essliv Ciracle Shiny BB Cream

Want to have more perfect, healthier skin than your bare skin itself? Experience all-day natural Nude Radiance.
You can see these lines in the package of the Ciracle Shiny BB Cream from Essliv, It is a multi-functional BB cream with whitening, wrinkle care and 21+ SPF sunscreen protection properties. I can skip sunscreen in case I run out and enjoy a light makeup feeling with this BB Cream alone.

Product Details:
  • Non-oily formula
  • Offers natural looking coverage
  • Conceals facial blemishes
  • Provides SPF 21 sunscreen protection
  • Contains natural ingredients and vitamin C
  • Has skin whitening and anti-wrinkle elements
  • Suitable for all skin types
Size: 40ml
Price: ₱ 990

Celebrating Your New Bundle of Joy: The Smart Parenting Baby Shower

After the success of the two previous legs of Smart Parenting Baby Shower 2016, SmartParenting.com.ph, the most credible parenting online resource backed by experts and a community of moms and dads, in partnership with EQ Dry, concludes this year’s baby shower events with a third installment, an intimate whole day gathering of expectant mommies with informational talks for moms-to-be as they wait for their new bundle of joy. It was a great experience for me since I already have ideas about motherhood.

The experts included Marguax Alampay, who talked about beauty and fashion for pregnant mommies. A former fashion editor at Candy Magazine, Margaux has been a fashion stylist for seven years after studying fashion in New York and Milan and currently styles for various celebrities, print ads, and fashions shows.

Another expert was Sharon Galang, independent certified instructor (ICI) for baby sign language, who helped parents discover the joy of communicating with their babies before they can talk.

And finally, Chiqui Brosas, an experienced childbirth educator and doula since the 1990’s and a
breastfeeding advocate since 1997, shared ways on how you can face the pain and be confident on delivery day. She provided relaxation techniques and exercises through a Lamaze session. Chiqui is known as the guro when it comes to natural childbirth because of her calmness and ability to control during labor and until birth.
Mommies having fun during the EQ Dry diaper changing game
Capping off the series of talks is a fun crafting workshop that definitely gave mommies ideas on how to personalize bibs for their babies.

Here are some tips I learned:

  • For fashion, find inspiration but don't compare yourself to others.
  • Love your curves and flaunt them, don't cover the bump. Be proud!
  • Follow your personal style
  • Choose pieces that you can still wear even you're not pregnant or until your 9th month.
  • Go for clean sleak lines
  • Shop for clothing that could fit your growing belly. It must be always breathable and comfy.
  • Moisturize your belly
  • Check your doctor whether products and treatments are suitable for you.
  • Make time for grooming and pampering too
  • Find time to recover after giving birth and don't push yourself in a hurry to get back into shape. 
  • Stay healthy and don't pressure the body

SP Baby Shower 3 is made possible with major sponsor EQ Dry, with our generous concessionaires: Smart Steps, Mega-Malunggay, Baby Mama, VPharma, Tiny Buds and Giant Carrier.
Get access to vital parenting information and relevant content 24/7, visit ww.smartparenting.com.ph, and follow Smart Parenting on Facebook via /smartparenting.ph, and @_smartparenting on Twitter, and @smartparenting on Instagram.
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How to Spot the fake Labiotte Wine Lip Tint


I first saw Labiotte Wine Lip Tint in 라비오뜨 - labiotte facebook page official January 2016 of this year. The wine lip tint packaging got me recently when I finally got the authentic one for a low price comparing to other local sellers in the Philippines.
Labiotte which I heard this pronounced as 'la beauty', spelled cute right? This wine lip tint is part of my current hauls, I first bought the mini then after several days decided to get the full size. I decided to create another SPOT THE FAKE to include it to create a series of post.

With this post, I have 3 different kinds of Labiotte wine lip tint, from YonjiKonji, a Legit korean shop (RD01 Red Shiraz), the fakes are from Divisoria (RD01 Red Shiraz), and a makeup stall inside a mall (PK01 Blush Pink).

Authentic Price sold here in Philippines for around P500, got mine for only P470 since its on sale
Labiotte price₩ 12000 
Fake Price: P60-P150

P 1 = US$ 0.020
P 49.85 = US$ 1

So how will you know if you got the Authentic Genuine Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint? Check out more photos below to find out.

A trip to Tamagoya

I tried my very first Ramen here in Tamagoya. It can be found in 2 Hon. B. Soliven Ave, Antipolo, Rizal. Few blocks from Masinag intersection. Tamagoya offers best tasting Ramen considering the price value, you may get a Miso Ramen for only ₱158 which is a great steal! This is a late post, photos are taken September 2015
This pretty noodle house are always full house during weekends for dinner, we had to wait to sit in for 30 minutes since we're a group of 5, it was my second visit. During my first visit, we're already inside at 530pm, people starts to come over at 6-7pm. The place is big but getting smaller because they are getting more and more customers as time hits dinner.

‘Tis the Season to be SEPHORA Glammin!

Everyone is going to be looking their best to celebrate the holiday season and new year's eve! For me, I've chosen this shimmering neutral look. It would be my preferred glam party look over the holidays. Neutral look is universally flattering and perfect for any almost all parties day or night.
  1. BENEFIT COSMETICS The POREfessional Face Primer ₱1,700 
    To minimize pore size and flatter skin tone more, the Benefit Porefessional helps the foundation to do the trick and holds makeup longer.
  2. COVER FX Custom Cover Drops ₱2,379 
    Customize foundation, you can mix this with your moisturizer, serums, oil, primer or other foundation, it is not designed to use alone. I would probably add it to my moisturizer since I usually notice dry skin during the holiday season. You can total control the coverage you need and it's available in 24 shades.
  3. TOO FACED Natural Eyes ₱2,042 
    Originally released in 2009, and still available till today, the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette are great for holiday eye makeup look as its shimmers will make eyes look more jubilant and lovely. This palette is so versatile containing neutral-cool and  tone shades with insane pigmentation. Beyond beautiful palette choice.
  4. THEBALM Schwing Black Liquid Eyeliner ₱1,103 
    No more hard time getting a good winged shape. This one dries to a black matte finish and will absolutely last all day!
  5. BURBERRY Bold Lash Mascara ₱1,742
    To make eyes more lovely, Burberry bold lash mascara effortlessly captures every lash from root to tip coating every lash in the right amount of product to create intensely colored, volumised and defined lashes.
  6. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Pop ₱2,235 
    This soft and smooth powders provide superb natural glow. So if you're looking for a highlighter that is not too light or not too peach, blendable and easy to apply and can be sheered out too! Apply with a feather brush to get a luminous glow!
  7. SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Shine Lipstick ₱737
    This creamy lipstick has a super-smooth, moisturizing texture with a shiny finish. Holiday weather wouldn't love a nondrying lipstick right?
Shop more make-up products on Sephora PH here!
So what do you think of this holiday look? Would you wear this holiday look?
Leave some love and Happy Holidays!

Collective Haul Oct-Nov 2016

Sharing my collective haul for October - November 2016. Looking for some inexpensive stuff to try and might blog about as well.

  • Daiso Moisturizer for 88 each - Blue one contains hyaluronic acid compound while red contains Haritsuya collagen formulation. No, I can't read the text, I had my cousin Ahyen read it for me (Hello!)

Ciracle Radiance Eye Miracle

Probably our fault for taking late nights, staying out too long which let us get more sun damage, allergies, etc caused our eyes to have lines and puff !

I tend to rub and tug my eye area often during my allergy season (high pollen count), yep, there's an allergy like that. I usually stay indoors as much as possible. It tends to be my habit during the season, I had to wear glasses to help myself from rubbing the area. Rubbing the eye area would contribute in causing wrinkles and more saggy under eye bags.

I haven't reviewed an eye cream before just because I haven't tried a brand that provides noticeable results that would be worth sharing here on my blog.

Skin Potions Lip Candy in Cherry Bitten and Strawberry Shortcake

I think Chapped Lips would be my issues forever. Even I take lots of water or scrub the lips, no day passed without having a chapped lips. Matte liquid lipsticks are lovely but can't enjoy wearing it the whole day. Tints and Tinted Lip balms are always my best lippy-friends when I'm tired of heavy moisturizing lipsticks.

Posted a review about the Skin Potions Lip Candy in Snow White (link), I decided to pick up more colors to try. I got the Sin Potions Lip Candy in Cherry Bitten and Strawberry Shortcake. Swatches below:

They are both good for every day use, adds color to my pale face when I need some.

Do you have any more recommendations of tinted lip balms? ❤

Feature: Tony and Jackey SM Masinag Acid Perm & Keratin Treatment

T&J Salon Professionals is created from the masters of techniques, from training ground of Bangs T&J Salon same professionalism and quality made affordable.

Curl & Slim for extremely damaged hair
Acid waves usually have a pH rating between 4.5 and 7.0, and require heat to speed processing. The main ingredient in an acid perm is glyceryl mono thioglycolate. Since hair has a pH of around 5.0, acid waves are less damaging to the hair, require the heat of a dryer usually and typically do not produce as firm as curl as an alkaline wave.

It is best for individuals with:
  • very fine textured hair
  • damaged hair
  • has been processed with other harsh chemical services again
Alkaline waves are made using an alkaline ingredient, generally ammonium thioglycolate. They are also usually between 9.0 and 9.6 in pH. Alkaline waves are also called "COLD WAVES" since they don't need any extra heat source to process. These work best on hair that is coarse, thick or resistant to processing as well as "normal" virgin hair as they are much stronger when compared to acid waves.

Ysabel's Daughter Philippines

I love supporting local businesses, it helps improving the local economy, more able to know the people behind the product, they got a better customer service and helps to sustain environment and many more reasons.

Recently discovered this new brand, Ysabel's Daughter, a Filipino owned company that produces 100% natural bath and body products with international standards. All raw materials used are from nature, no chemicals, no preservatives and eco friendly.
Newest products from their bath and body line:
  • Ysabel's Daughter - Ginger Face and Body Mist (P720)
  • Instantly calms and comforts; cleanses and purifies; helps in treating acne-prone, blemished skin; nourishes and moisturizes with healing honey; delicately scents with an energizing fragrance
  • Ysabel's Daughter - Green Apple Bar Soap (P250)
  • Gently cleanses and moisturizes with ‘‘Granny Smith Cultivar’’ apple extract originating from Australia; enriched with antioxidants and fibers that boosts elasticity; nourishes with a high vitamin content; aids in preventing acne and pimple breakouts
For more information about Ysabel's Daughter, you may check out their website and social media accounts:

Facebook: Ysabel's Daughter
Instagram: @YsabelsDaughter
Email: ysabelsdaughter@gmail.com
Website: www.ysabelsdaughter.com

Cleaning my Velour Earpads

Do you have headsets with velour earpads? Check if there's visible lint or that dandruff thing might be dust stuck into the earpads? I encounter it with my Plantronics Gamecom 388. I often leave my room door open so dust can easily enter my room or when it accidentally drop into the floor. See the photo below :(
This topic might be different from the other beauty related posts before. This headset is the nerdier side of me really. I'm using it for my MMORPG and Skype calls.

OMG One Dip Instant Nail Lacquer Remover Dissolvant

I'm allergic to some strong smell such as acetone, so I often buy scented acetone than the regular acetone variant. I found this little bottle at Watsons and I'm curious that it's a Nail Lacquer Remover in a bottle!
It contains 75ml of dissolvant soaked in a black/gray sponge inside.

"Fast, effective nail lacquer removal, no mess, no fuss!"

SM now offers LTO Driver's License Renewal

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) and SM recently signed a memorandum of agreement to bring Drivers’ license renewal closer, easier and more convenient to the public at SM City North EDSA.

This partnership will also give mallgoers the opportunity to have their licensed processed while shopping, having fun, and doing their other errands in SM Malls.

The partnership allows LTO to set up and operate Driver’s License Renewal Centers (DLRC) at selected malls such as SM City North EDSA, SM City Pampanga, SM City Manila, SM City Cebu, SM Southmall, SM Mall of Asia, SM City San Jose Del Monte, SM City Davao, SM Seaside City Cebu and SM City Cabanatuan, from Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 9pm excluding legal holidays, special non-working days and work suspensions declared by the government.

LTO Chief Asec. Edgar Galvante graced the MOA signing together with LTO Executive Director Atty. Romeo Vera Cruz, LTO-NCR Regional Director Atty. Clarence Guinto, SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia, SM Mart, Inc. Executive Vice President Ricky Lim and Vice President for Business Center Operations Dennis Yaw.

The Driver’s License Renewal Center (DLRC) at SM City North EDSA is conveniently located at the Government Service Express at The Annex, LTO’s Drivers License Renewal together with other government service counters such as Philippine Postal Corporation, PhilHealth, SSS, GSIS, and Pag-IBIG.

Human Nature Rethink Your Pink Campaign

Did You Know? 1 in 8 Filipinas will suffer from cancer in her lifetime.
"While the chemicals in cosmetics make us look, feel and smell better, research strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of these chemicals may contribute to the development of cancer in people." --BreastCancer.org
"These ingredients [petrochemicals] pose risks of cancer, genetic damage and reproductive toxicity (including infertility) to unsuspecting consumers, and their infants and children." -- University of Illinois School of Public Health Emeritus Professor Samuel Epstein, M.D.
Every October, you may notice brands proclaiming their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Ironically, many of these contain ingredients linked to breast cancer, the very disease they say they aim to help cure. This phenomenon is what you call pink washing.
Raise your Pink IQ and avoid products with:
Shopping, however, can be risky business.
Begin uncovering the truth about personal care with the help of our goodness list!
At Human Nature, we go by the philosophy of prevention is better than cure. We go genuinely green (or in this case, genuinely pink) by sticking to natural products that are truly safe for your body when making our formulations. Plus, we go the extra mile by having our products certified by a credible third-party organization, the Natural Products Association.
The Natural Products Association (NPA) upholds the strictest standard of naturalness and safety worldwide for personal care and home care products. For more information, visit their site at www.npainfo.org.

Vitapack Beauty Pack and Whitening Lotion Review

Hello everyone and I'm back for another Vitapack review! I recently posted about Vitapack Slimaluma here. Now it's time to give feedback about this Whitening Lotion and Beauty pack! The brand is known for their beauty supplement range and now that have their own lotion.

I haven't tried a lotion that can be used both on face and body, and Vitapack Whitening Lotion is safe to use even for the face (I have a Combination Normal Skin Type).
We always want that good skin but we don't want that sticky feeling of some lotions - Glad that their lotion can be quickly absorbed into the skin.

A visit to Daiso Japan - Galleria Branch

The biggest branch of Saizen can be found in 4F of Robinsons Galleria. I usually go here to spend some time to look around, check necessary things I can buy for my Php 88. Some items are marked as sale items like Buy 1 take 1 for Php 88 for special promotions.
Everything might cost Php 88 (or $2), familiarize yourself first with the market price as some of the products can really be more expensive if you buy it outside Saizen. Make sure to check out the must buys first!
They currently have B1T1 promo for some costumes for Halloween (for kids), better check them if you need to save time and bucks. They also have some witch hats and fancy halloween specs for adults :D You may also see some Christmas themes items in the other side of the store.

Why I want an OPPO F1s?

Do you struggle when using intensive apps with your mobile phone? When you have it over time, it just suddenly lags or even hangs up. We all hate this. Task Killers don't even work with this issue (permanently), as the app processes start up again after few seconds.

This is caused by having a low memory for your mobile's RAM (Random Access Memory), It's when you are playing a game app and you are using the device's RAM during the game. The more RAM you have on your device, the more you can do such as browsing with different tabs open and using more apps loaded.It tells how fast would be your phone's performance.
It might be technical to some people but this is a great factor when choosing a mobile device. A good amount of RAM is crucial for maintaining two apps running on the screen. Having a Viber and a Facebook both running? RAM is in charge of this.

What if I need more apps to open? With my current phone, it's would either open the 3rd app, then mess up the other one; or takes the time to load the 3rd app. Sometimes, I need to reboot my device.

Just check out how much memory does your Facebook app has (I have 343 MB), and got 100+ apps installed (and pre-installed apps on my phone, already disabled others not in used), just imagine how I experience lag sometimes when using more than 2 apps.

This is why I want the Oppo F1s! It still has the same camera features (which Oppo is known for), now has a more modest technical background. Multi-tasking would be surely easier for me and it's a selfie expert as well!

Find more information about Oppohttp://www.oppo.com/

Vitapack Slimaluma Review + Giveaway

Hello! today's post will be about Vitapack Slimaluma Review.
If you're a working person with a sedentary lifestyle and has a slow metabolism, You know how hard it is to drop weight. Having a 15 -30-minute exercise everyday at home would be my sweat time and to help out my figure, I'm currently using Slimaluma which I already consumed.
What is Slimaluma?
A product from Vitapack that has a combination of 100% natural plant ingredients that helps in slimming by suppressing appetite, increasing metabolism and burning fat while at rest.

Slimaluma Active ingredients:
  • Caralluma Fimbriata extract - South Indian succulent plant that is known to enhance endurance, suppress appetite, maintain a healthy metabolism and for weight loss.
  • Chromium Picolinate - Increases metabolism and burns fat by working with insulin to transport glucose to the body's cells to produce energy.
  • Yerba Mate - a herb known to speed up metabolism, regulate appetite, and is a thermogenic, inducing the body to burn fat.
  • Ginger Root - Traditionally used as a stimulant and aids in digestion. Promotes feeling of satiety.
Recommended intake:
For best results, take 1 capsule of VITAPACK Slimaluma 30 minutesr before lunch and dinner.
Price in SRP+ Where to Buy:
₱550 per box that contains 20 capsules (2 capsules x 10 sachets)
₱55 per sachet that contains 2 capsules
Available at Watsons nationwide, SM Beauty within counter, Lazada and Zalora
Vitapack Slimaluma Review:
It's a local brand and BFAD approved. A box is good for only 10 days. I noticed that it really helps me reduce my cravings for rice. Less rice to No rice goal. Now, I can consume a cup or half rice a day. I take oats, fruits, veggies, chicken meat for other meals and take plenty of water. There are still cheat days.
Lesser food cravings specially to sweets, I just stare to my red velvet crinkles at home like I can eat 2-3 crinkles and I'm done. Before, I can finish the whole tub in one movie seating @.@
I lost about 4 lbs after 10 days. It's still a number and I'm happy its a great start to partner with my exercise and meal diet.

For more updates about Vitapack, check them out on Facebook: Vitapack Health & Beauty


If you are interested to try a box of Slimaluma, you might like to join this giveaway as I'll be sharing 1 box of Slimaluma to my blog readers based in the Philippines. Kindly wait for this giveaway to load and use the rafflecopter:
Disclaimer: The products shown in this post is provided by Vitapack Philippines for my consideration. All my review is based on my own experience, honest and unbiased

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

My normal sleep during weekdays would always be 5 hours. I'd be lucky if I can make it 6. Well due to heavy traffic, I'm required to wake up 4am in the morning. I just can't wait for weekends to have a complete 8 hour sleep. I've noticed this on Youtube probably 3 years ago but I just think I do not need it yet. Now, I decided to get one from a Shopee Seller since its not available to Maybelline Philippines.

Bought for Php 480

Maybelline Claims:
Instant Age Rewind® Eraser Treatment Makeup. This super-concentrated formula with goji berry hydrates the skin, while the exclusive applicator covers, fills, and smoothes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Seven years of research and three patents combine in this anti-aging treatment makeup. This micro-correcting foundation features goji berry, collagen, and an exclusive applicator. Easily apply the foundation to cover dark circles, fine lines, and age spots

Bench Fix Shampoo & Dash Dry Shampoo

Hello to Bench Dry Shampoo! Dry shampoos before are often available online here in the Philippines. It's quite hard to look for them unless you can go to bigger markets. It's quite expensive as well. Good thing I recently got this really affordable dry shampoo offered by a local brand in Philippines, Bench. If you're living here in the Philippines, you'll know that they are an apparel brand, they also have a salon called Bench Fix.
This Dry Shampoo is under the Bench Fix Professional but also sold in their stores (I'm not just sure when they released it but I saw it this October 2016).
Price: Php 175 for a 100ml spray bottle
Where to Buy: Bench stores nationwide
A photo posted by Glendabelle Blog (@glendabelleblog) on
Just a little background about my hair: Blower after a shower? that's not me except for special occasions. I currently have a medium hair length.

When using right shampoo and conditioners, it looks great and hair strands are at place specially when air dried. However, when using different brands makes it look dry, open wave. I can't really maintain a good hair look throughout the day due to travel to my work. That's when I started to consider trying Dry Shampoo.

It is mentioned in Huffingtonpost that dermatologist and hairstylists recommend using dry shampoo for this reason: washing hair too much can strip away healthy oils and lead to dry and damaged locks, and dry shampoo would be another option to avoid these damages.
What you need to know first about Dry Shampoo:
1. Aerosol dry shampoo turns to powder white when it gets and dries on in the hair. You'll notice white little stuff that looks like chalk dust.
2. Too much or near distance spraying can cause too much dry shampoo build up. Better wear something light when you don't want the dry shampoo to fall off to be noticed on your blouse.
3. It's not new, Dry Shampoo have been showed up since the 1960s
4. Spray only on a dry hair, no wet or damp.
5. Dry shampoo dries out the oils on the hair, not oils in the scalp.
  • Since I normally walk 2km everyday, arriving at the office makes my 'refresh up time' longer because of my hair. When I had this Bench Dry Shampoo, it makes it easier.
  • Gives my hair a nice clean scent that isn't overpowering and it masked odors.
  • It provides  a fine and limp volume when brushed
  • I also noticed that the residue sticks to my hair brush, but its not noticeable when sprayed through the strands.
  • It removes the oily feeling when I run through my hair
I personally think it's a great product specially when  you do commute, got the unwanted smell from cooking or other activities. It's not a replacement for taking a bath to wash the hair IMO, as we do not have clean air here in the Metro, you don't want too much oil[dirty] in your scalp, right? But this Bench Dry Shampoo is really helpful whenever the hair needs a boost.

What are your thoughts about using dry shampoo? have you tried it?

How to Remove Common Wart on my Wrist

A few years ago, I noticed there's a small hardened bump appeared on my wrist. It also turns to flake and I was able to peel it off then it just returns again! I told my mother already and we find out that it's a wart. I have no idea after all since it was my first time seeing a wart. -_-

This little wart doesn't hurt unless I'm trying to remove it with nail cutter - yeah some people told me I can remove it using nail cutter - but it grows again after days. They say it might be removed as by its own one day (ONE DAY? When would be that day?).

I've tried different things to remove it aside from the nail cutter, searched for different wart treatments, I previously tried options I can try at home by myself like duct tape, aloe vera gel, castor oil, garlic, apple cider vinegar, Fungisol, Tea tree oil and I forgot the rest. Some of them worked overnight but not permanent at all. I started to use a band-aid to cover my wart whenever I go out. I don't also like anyone to get what I have that time. Good thing, I noticed that it didn't spread in our household and to my own body as well. I just hate this wart on my hand

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Explore SM Center Angono's Foodie destination

Whenever you get a chance to visit SM Center Angono in Rizal, you may like to check out these foodie destinations to treat your taste buds. From local Pinoy foods, to western burgers, and even try some korean deserts that would surely make you try them more!

This branch got a modern look probably its one of the newest branches of Giligans. I highly recommend their crunchy sisig - which is their best seller! Giligans is known with affordable group meals, so better wait to be seated when it's usually lunch or dinner because you'll meet lots of customers during the time.