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Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

I've been buying from Althea Korea since 2015, it was back then there's limited online store offering Asian beauty products to Philippines. Currently, I'm still purchasing to their site especially when they have great deals. This December 2018, Althea Korea released their Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser together with their Stay Fresh Body Mist.
Price: ₱430
Where to buy: https://ph.althea.kr/pore-purifying-serum-cleanser

It claims to help extract dirt from inside the pores and to maintain a healthy pH balance of the skin. it's gentle on the face and suitable even for those of us with sensitive skins. The cleanser has a pH level of 5.5~6.5
Packaging comes in this clear blue bottle and print comes in Korean text only.


  • Mint leaf extract - Cools down the skin and soothes irritations
  • Jojoba seed oil - Deeply moisturizes any dryness without feeling heavy 
  • Tea tree leaf extract - Has antibacterial properties that purify the skin

Althea The Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist

Check out what's new from Althea Korea, The Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist - It's their 1st celebrity collaboration with Indonesian Celebrity Titi Kamall.

  • This mist is a lightweight body fragrance with Titi Kamal's favorite fruity and floral scents: Orange, Peach, and Rose.
  • The combination of these beautiful scents will give you that fresh feeling you need to seize the day.
  • The bottle is perfectly sized to fit in your handbag or travel carry-on so you'll always be ready to impress.

Full Ingredients:
Alcohol, Water, Glycerin, Fragrance, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin
  • I can smell more hint of rose here ❤🌹
  • I like it and not too strong.
  • It's a mist so I'm expecting 1-2 hours lasting fragrance. 

Best for people who prefer this kind of scent.
Current promo: FREE SHIPPING on all ALTHEA Exclusives with CODE: PBSHIP

Direct Product Link: https://ph.althea.kr/stay-fresh-body-sparkling-mist
#TitixAltheaKorea #AltheaAngels #AltheaKorea

Glossier Experience via Jinio Courier Review

I've been wanting to try Glossier for some time already, but when I checked their site they're currently not shipping to the Philippines and my only chance to get them if not by online resellers is through forwarders.

I decided to try this site called Jinio. Jinio provides forwarding services allowing you to shop from U.S. stores using your own personal mailbox. From the store to your door. It provides a US address upon account creation and users should have it verified by sending two valid ids and filling up the USPS Form 1583. My address was located in Stamford, Connecticut.

What is USPS Form 1538?
Anyone who wants to rent a PO box, or postal mailbox, in the United States must fill out Form 1583. This form often looks confusing the first time you see it. This article helps you understand what USPS Form 1583 is for and how to fill it out properly for your mail forwarding service or PO box rental.

Why USPS Form 1583 Is Needed?
In the United States, the U.S. Postal Service regulates how mail can be received and handled. USPS also dictates required procedures for commercial mail receiving agents (CMRAs) like Xend USA, LLC to follow. USPS Form 1583 authorizes a CMRA to receive mail on the customer’s behalf. The completed form is required before anyone can give you a mailbox.

I decided to go for Jinio for my 1st purchase via forwarder because they offer Minify which means that courier discards excess non-protective packaging from purchases before weighing and measuring to help you save up to 80% in shipping costs. I saw from the site that it's a partner of Xend Express which I know because I used to ship using this courier locally and for my other online purchases too.

SilkyGirl Shimmer Duo Blusher

Blushes are important for me as they provide a healthy look to my face plus a matchy lip tint! Today I'll be sharing my thoughts about the Silkygirl Shimmer Duo Blushers.

I got a PR set from Silkygirl, these have a 2 tone color powder blushes that comes in 4 shades:
Cheeky peach and Blushing pink has a matte+shimmer
Rose Petal and Sunny glow has both shimmers

SM City Masinag Grand Christmas Parade 2018

Christmas season at SM City Masinag becomes merrier as it holds its annual Grand Christmas Parade!

There are 20 characters that amused the mall goers as they jive the beat along mall hallways. Expect Santa Claus, a magician rabbit, circus polar bear and toy soldiers. Also joining the parade are the flag bearers, trapeze girl, ringmaster, stilt walkers and jugglers that completes the carnival feel throughout the mall.

Colourpop Haul Experience - Philippines

If you're following me on Instagram you might have seen my hauls on IG stories and sharing some of them on my feed. Since I'm receiving a lot of questions about the shipping process from an international site, I decided to create this post for a makeup brand I've been eyeing since 2014. Well, I did try their lippie stix and some matte lipsticks from 3rd party resellers here in the Philippines.
This time I ordered from the site itself because I'd like to get a box for myself and the note card of course from Colourpop - it just feels authentic and personalized order when you received such note cards <3

Silkygirl Skin Perfect Liquid Foundation

It's been a while since my last foundation post. I For the past few months, I received a package from Silkygirl which contains their products. I'm going to share my thoughts through an individual blog post. For this post, I'll be sharing the Silkygirl Skinn Perfect Liquid Foundation

Product Description:
Formulated with Nano Seaweed Plus Vitamin E to prevent fine lines and keeps Skin hydrated. Nanosphere 100 Vitamin A Palmitate aids Skin renewal and youthfulness. 02+ Complex stimulates circulation and cell oxygenation. With SPF30/PA+++ helps to protect Skins form UVA and UVB. Formulated for Asian Skin. Dab dots onto your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. Use your finger to blend, outwards and towards your Hairline.
Price: Php329.00
One of the inexpensive brands I find in the market that offers a wide selection of foundation shades. I can see most foundations in the beauty section here in the Philippines too light for most Filipina Skin tone but for this variant, I find a dark shade fit for some morenas.

Amazon Japan to Philippines Haul Experience + Cleansui Feature

I honestly love online shopping it's like a gift to my self from my self. If you're a reader of this blog you probably saw my experience buying from various sites, local and international.
This time I'll share my experience with Amazon Japan.

To give you a little context of this transaction, I placed my order end week of November, I'm worried at first that it might take more than a month since it's holiday season already.

Design your Life 2019 Planner by C&S Designs

It's the end of the year for 2018! I'm not sure if you'll be interested with planners, but here I am sharing my planning for 2019. This is the Design your Life Planner by C&S Designs http://www.cnsdesigns.com.ph/2-design-your-life-planner

I got it for P650 + shipping fee
You'll see when you scroll down what can you receive from this planner.

If you're interested to purchase, you can comment or email me your full name and email to be used for creating an account on their website and we both get P50 that you can use for your 1st  purchase😄.

I first saw it from Chamidiaries.com, really amazed how cute it was a design too! It's unique and colorful!

Althea's Milk Peel Cream Mask

The newest product (it's cruelty-free!) from the Althea skincare line is their Milk Peel Cream Mask. I decided to try it out first to see if it will work for me since this contained AHA and BHA which is an exfoliator ingredient. I have a combination to dry skin - so testing of exfoliator is a must for me.
Price: Php 490 at Althea Korea Site
Content: 50ml

Is Snapcart App Legit?

!Do you believe that you can earn cashback from receipts? At first, I never thought it could be possible, but my cousin introduced me this app called Snapcart. This is a mobile application I downloaded using my Android phone that can give you real cashback, only from snapping grocery receipts, but lately, they also included medicine and beauty products.

Supported banks include:

  • BPI
  • BDO
  • UCPB
  • RCBC
  • HSBC
  • PNB
There's a page where it says minimum cash out is P150 but on the cash out page itself it mentioned 220. I think the app developers should clear things out for this one.

Last April 2018, I was able to cash out Php 873.02 (with a transaction fee of P20)
Cashback reflected after a week to my bank account. I can also withdraw and turn it into Zalora vouchers.
If you like to withdraw your cashback via Zalora Voucher, current choices follows:
  • P450 Cashback - P500 off min purchase of P2800
  • P250 Cashback - P300 off min purchase of P2100
  • P200 Cashback - P200 off min purchase of P1500
So are all types of receipts accepted? Not all receipts they current better upload receipts with a breakdown. Guidelines here:
  • Grocery
  • medicines
  • cosmetics but not perfumes
  • With maximum transaction date on the receipt is 3 days ago.
  • Purchased goods are for personal use of household, not for resell.
  • It should be real receipts and not those modified nor duplicated
  • Printed receipts, not handwritten OR
  • Use only receipts from the Philippines
  • Do not split a single purchase to make it multiple receipts
  • All parts of the receipts should be readable and captured in a bright environment
  • receipts should be in good condition, not crumpled nor torn
  • Snap receipts within the red box provided when taking the photo
How much can you earn per receipt? It depends on the total valid items included on your receipt. See the current conversion below:
There's also a level if you snap receipts regularly. This feature requires to snap receipts every week to avoid getting downgraded. Wherein you can increase the cashback value you receipt 

Just this morning they have this promo from their Bonus Tab > Video that by just watching the video and answering a short question will give instant rewards! I got Php 500! I cash out immediately and let's see if this will be valid

I watched the video and answered the question after and instantly earned P500!
Got the right answer here 15ft!

The app sent a glitch notif about their video, they have returned my cashback rewards because I already cash out my earnings. 😞
Yup, that's just sad. Anyway I havent received any email yet as what they claim.

So that's all about it! I'm not affiliated with the app, just a user sharing that we can earn from our receipts. The app is totally free. All details shared as of writing date December 2018. :)