Mar 31, 2016

Wai Ying of Binondo

Here's a blog post again to be listed under #BellaInBinondo! For today's feature: Wai Ying.
Located in #810 Benavidez Street, Binondo, Manila.

Sharing some from the menu we ordered:
  1. Asado Rice P140
  2. Siomai P75
Mar 27, 2016

Skin Potions Flaunt Thy Lashes Review

Asian lashes are usually short and pointed downwards. I personally prefer to have it a bit longer since my lashes - the short ones sometimes strike my lower lid or even my eyes. I've even tried castor oil before and it was effective. Now I'm trying this one from Skin Potions : Flaunt Thy Lashes which can be used for lash and eyebrows
Price: P150

Mar 25, 2016

MeNow Kissproof Soft Lipstick Review Part 2

If you're a reader of this blog, you might just encounter my first post about Menow Kissproof Soft Lipstick Part1 post. Since I really like-love it, I purchased few more shades from Divisoria since it's only Php 60 each!
I got 2 browns, 1 fuschia, and 2 reds. Why am I hoarding too much! >.<
Here's an arm swatch of Menow Kissproof 18, 6, 2, 17,14.

Mar 21, 2016

Colourette Coloursticks by Fairness & Flawless

Fairness & Flawless, a direct selling company, which I believe started way back 2013 with budget products such as skincare sets, soaps, creams, lotions and more. I even ordered some GKMS and NONI Soap from their reseller in Antipolo. Now they also tap the makeup lovers with their latest innovation for the makeup side, the Colourette's Coloursticks. I first encountered this brand when Shy  of shyieesolove.com mentioned about this product having no idea that FnF released their makeup line.

Colourstick is the perfect definition of love at first swipe.

Product Claims:
Colourstick is the perfect definition of love at first swipe.
Switch to an all-natural swatch with Colourstick, the lip lacquer like no other!
Made with all natural actives like Vitamin C and E, Collagen, Hyaluronic acid, Jojoba oil, Shea butter, Grapeseed oil and Avocado oil, this functional lipstick plumps, moisturizes and hydrates the lips while keeping it vibrantly beautiful.
Colourette is the first multi-functional and all-natural cosmetic line to debut online. Aside from our beneficial makeup, we see to it that we deliver to exceed most expectations. Our Coloursticks are best known for their unique creamy matte finish and the phenomenal one-swipe swatch concept.
Price: Php 499 each
Where to buy: FnF Colourette Dealers and Resellers - facebook.com/ColourettebyFNF
check their facebook page for authorized sellers or look for their certificate. Some of their sellers have physical stores. They're also available in Zalora for Php 549.

Currently available in 12 shades + the Uno Primer
Image via ColourettebyFNF facebook page

Mar 20, 2016

Binondo's Bee Tin Grocery in Binondo

Since I started roaming streets of Binondo and trying out different fast food, we've been always served with Jasmine tea (than water). I just remembered YingYing Tea House for their Jasmine Tea. And that started my craving for this kind of tea. I searched for stores selling Jasmine tea and found this red store after the bridge in Binondo, the Bee Tin Grocery.
I finally found my Jasmine Tea here, I got it for only Php 195 for 100 jasmine tea bags already. Bee Tin Grocery also has some dried leaves for your chosen tea. Bee Tin also offers different kinds of ingredients you need for Asian Cuisines such as mushrooms, seeds, dried fruits, noodles, soy sauce, rice vinegar, kimchi, chilli sauce, curry, miso paste, and herbs.
Mar 19, 2016

Dermacol Make-up Cover Review

This brand I believe deserves some recognition for a cover all type of makeup. Currently available online (check online stores which also has physical stores). This is a creme foundation of Dermacol came from the Czech Republic. It has the extreme full coverage foundation and I believe it covers better than my current foundation. I decided to use this foundation last December when I experience a major skin break out posted here.
I skip most of my existing makeup for the face during that time and look out for something else favorable for my skin condition and sure is a hypoallergenic one.

Mar 16, 2016

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water

Before hitting the sheets, I always make sure to remove my makeup to prevent pore clogging that may cause zits. I currently finished my pump bottle of Bifesta and decided to try a new one from Biore. Micellar water is a dream product of lazy girls. So I immediately tried out this makeup remover from Biore. As it break down makeup and immediately draws impurities from skin like a magnet.

Price: P189 from Watsons
Product Description: (from samplestore.com)
Biore, the No. 1 Makeup Remover brand in Singapore and Japan, has recently expanded its makeup remover selection through the launch of the New Biore Micellar Cleansing Water, a water-based Makeup Remover that has high cleansing abilities yet gentle enough for all skin types.

Using Watery Micellar Technology, this lightweight, and refreshing makeup remover lifts off more traces of makeup in just 1 wipe, including mascara and eyeliner.

Made with Natural Mineral Water from the Japanese Alps, it is gentle on skin and leaves a refreshing, non-sticky and non-oily after feeling on the skin.

- Oil free
- Fragrance free
- Alcohol free
- Colorant free
- Non-comedogenic (does not clog pores)
- Allergy and ophthalmologist tested

With so much goodness in just a bottle, you will surely fall in love with this product!

How to use:
Pump an appropriate amount onto a cotton pad. Use soaked cotton pad to gently wipe off makeup. No rinsing required. For eye makeup, place soaked cotton pad onto closed eyes and hold for 5 seconds before gently wiping off. Repeat until all makeup is removed, and cotton pad is cleaned.
Mar 13, 2016

Swimming Lesson Marikina Sports Center (MSC)

Updated January 2017

Hi, everyone! I've posted a photo of me together with my sister on facebook, for our 1st swimming lesson. I do not know how to swim but I learned how to do floating, at least, knowing this can save my life. The others? no idea how to do the proper way of breathing, strokes, and techniques.
Why did I decide to enroll myself in a swimming lesson? Aside of to learn a new skill, I like to rely only on myself when I'm in the water. I'm always afraid to go to that 6ft level. I'm only 5'3 and a bit risky for me with the 5ft (thinking about it inside my brain!). The workout was the other but my least reason.

[CLOSED] iWhite Korea BB Holic Everyday BB Cream Review + Giveaway!

iWhite Korea is a skincare brand known because its affordable that even students can afford one - I bought their iWhite Whitening Pack on a convenience store way back grade school :3.
IWhite comes in light quirky packaging mostly in sachets. I find them so lovely and so catchy!
I think early this year of 2016, they released they newest product: The iWhite Korea BB. Holic Everyday BB Cream. It comes in 2 shades: Light and Beige. Bought these sachets in 4ml unsure which one would best fit my shade. Sorry but iWhite Korea didn't release a full size (yet?). 1 sachet can be divided into two. Half part is good for 3 to 4 whole face usage -1 layer.
Mar 11, 2016

W.Lab W-Honey Beam Cushion in 23 Shade

Sharing my thoughts about W.Lab W-Honey Beam Cushion, shade in #23 Got it from Althea Korea [haul link]. I haven't tried any Cushion before so I picked this one from Althea's list of Cushion products.

Price: Php 880

It comes with this kind of packaging for the box. The same bee printed on the cushion front cover.
W. Lab W-Honey Beam Cushion is a popular Korean makeup product, which contains honey to provide enough moisture and glow to your skin. It has a strong power of covering blemishes and gives you a flawless finish. One touch will give you a moisturized and glowing skin. It comes with SPF50+ PA++ to protect from sun.
Mar 9, 2016

Binondo's New Po Heng Lumpia House

As an additional place on my #BellaInBinondo Series, I check out this Lumpia House known in Binondo for 2 decades. It's inside Uysugin Building along Quintin Paredes St., It's not along the main street, so this is quite hard to find if you're new in the area. When I found the sign, I knew it was the Lumpia House I'm looking for, so far it was the only one along Quintin Paredes St.
I just like to try their veggie lumpia and I ordered 2 so I can take both at home to let my mom and sister try.
1 veggie lumpia costs Php 50. For take away, It comes in this styro packaging and a sweet sauce. 

Mar 3, 2016

How to spot fake Real Techniques Brushes

HOW TO SPOT THE FAKE SERIES

Brush set bargains everywhere in Divisoria. It's like our local eBay slash Ali express for PH's nearby Asian Countries mostly from China goodies. The place was able to copy all kinds of Real Technique brushes as well as all their collections. But still, differences are still noticeable with the brushes. For this post, I bought some brushes genuine and some replica ones. I currently have 1 set of a real techniques brush set. These would be the brushes I'll be discussing:

GENUINE: Sam's Pick Collection
FAKE: RT Powder & Blush Brush

Check out the differences on how you can spot the fake Real Technique Brushes from the genuine ones.

FERRULE

Ferrule of Fake Real Techniques feels sharp and edgy, genuine Real Techniques has a smooth even edge on its top ferrule
Genuine- Left
Fake - Right

Mar 2, 2016

Paddle Makeup Brush from Divisoria

Makeup Paddle Brush
I was roaming along the aisle of 999 Mall in Divisoria, looking for a paddle makeup brush. Luckily I found this oval shaped paddle brush BUT with a brand printed Anastasia Beverly Hills on its handle.
Makeup Paddle Brush
Apparently, there's currently no available Oval Paddle Makeup Brush when I checked ABH's official website. It's quite similar to MAC Oval 6 Brush [link] from the MAC Masterclass Brushes. It might be an OEM for MAC Oval 6 but they printed ABH instead!
Makeup Paddle Brush
If you're not aware, Divisoria is the biggest and cheapest shopping district in the city of Manila. From garments, textiles, cooking ingredients, fruits, toys, bags and more!

Buy in wholesale to get more discounts. Haggle and be extra careful with your belongings because the place is not as safe as another shopping district. I've been going to this place for almost 7 years and counting so maybe I already know the drill in the place. ^_^
Products are usually sold cheap, MOST items here are replicas to well known original brands. Not all items are replicas, there's also trustworthy brands in the place. You just really need to find them.

Going back to this paddle makeup brush,
Makeup Paddle Brush
Comparison to a 1 peso coin

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