Nov 6, 2019

Get ready to Wishtrend Black Friday Promotion 2019

Hi guys! I'm excited to share about promotions on Wishtrend's Black Friday 2019. For the past few years, Wishtrend's BF Promotions are the best and always comes in a great sample kit for some minimum purchase.

glendawtbf5 - additional 5% off for my readers!

Correcting Post Acne Pigmentation Clearing Kit (product link)

This year's early bird sale will start by November 11 - 24th CST.
Get a chance to grab packages and gift sets

On Blackfriday period:  November 25th to December 1st
Set brands is up to 40% off!
Aside from the sale products, expect more benefits like:
  • Buy 1 take 1 (limited stocks - so make sure to add to cart and check out early!)
  • Discounted shipping fee
  • Promotion Code
  • Free Samples!
If you missed the Wisthred Black Friday promotion, don't worry! You can also check out for the Cyber Monday promotion~

But wait, there's more! There will be 2  NEW PRODUCTS that will be launched soon! so don't forget to stay tuned at Wishtrend.com


Aug 20, 2019

Taiwan Travel: Taichung and North Coast

Taiwan was my first wishlist Asian country of my must-visit. Lucky to score flight deals in December 2018.

Time of visit: August 2019
Visa-Free: YES as of the current date


At the Taiwan Taoyuan Airport:
  1. There are places to sleep and wait - you may go to the cafeteria/food court area to wait and rest as well. The food court is not 24/7 operating - we ordered our breakfast at around 6am.
  2. Withdraw NT$ on ATMs - recommended to withdraw small bills as well, say get NT$5900. You need NT$ to spent to travel tickets, food, shopping and whole stay in Taiwan. Cash is preferred.
  3. Portable Wi-Fi and MRT Ticket - We claimed ours inside the airport. 
    • Portable Wi-Fi at KKday -  Our portable wi-fi battery life was great - we can use it for the whole day. - Php 410 for 5 days
    • MRT Ticket via Klook  - Php 167 - no-load yet - needed to be top up before using.
For Klook discount, sign up with my link to claim your 150 OFF: 

We arrived in Taiwan around 2am. Our booked Airbnb stay the earliest check-in was 10am. We stayed in the airport until 6AM and wait for the MRT Purple Line to open so we can have the fastest trip to the Ximending. The airport has its own MRT station but it operates from 6:00 AM until 11:00 PM.
When we arrived at Ximen Area, I'm really sleepy and my eyelids are dropping already. 7-11 is not the best place to wait, we decided to go for Starbucks as they have a couch, charging ports and restroom while enjoying a cup of coffee. Our flight time was really inconvenient - it's a lesson for me - should have booked a better time next time.

As soon as we're able to drop off our bags, off we went to Guang Hua Digital Plaza - it was my bf's wishlist to visit here in Taiwan to buy an upgrade for PC parts. Then Ikea - my bucket list is next!
and had lunch at the mall's food court. The serving was huge and I'm not able to finish this plate and soup. Set meals are cheaper unless you do not wish to get the drinks and soup of course.

our couple pic at Ximending
Let's go to our availed tours in Taiwan. I am honestly not capable of doing DIY by myself in a different country. I'm challenged with the language as people here in Taiwan often find it difficult to convey in English. So we decided to join a tour operated by a Filipina Ma'am Mel Hsieh and Sir Eric - her Taiwanese Husband. If you wish to book or schedule - feel free to contact them: https://www.facebook.com/imelda.hsieh - all charges may change without prior notice so kindly connect with them first. 

We got booked for 2 packages during our stay in Taiwan. This was the most convenient schedule for us as most tours are scheduled during weekends or require a minimum number to be accommodated.

Taichung Tour

875 NT$ per pax + 370 NT$ Entrance Fees (Lunch Included)
Our meeting area was in Ximen Station 4 at 8am call time.

Houli Flower Farm

The farm had a light rain when we arrived. People mentioned there was heavy rain from the previous days. It was challenging to go around the flower farm and we only have an hour to take photos. This was edited already - the raw photos look dull and dark because of the weather that day. If planning to visit Houli Flower Farm forget your white shoes and sandals unless you're sure with the weather check.


Rainbow Village

Probably the next thing to visit after Houli farm is the rainbow village. Huang Yong-fu, or the “Rainbow Grandpa” own this colorful village and started painting the walls after the government attempt to knock it down and build something new. Then local universities discovered the artwork and campaigned to save the village. 
When boredom strikes = Rainbow Village was born.

I find the drawings special and cute especially the kids and animals!


Summit Resort


Ate Mel preparing our lunch and cake for the birthday celebrants- She served all Pinoy Food!

Taichung Tour Joiners

Gaomei Wetlands




North Coast Tour

750NT$ per pax + 80 NT$ Entrance Fees (Lunch Included)

Shifen Waterfalls

Jiufen Old Street

Yehlui Geopark

Shifen Sky lantern

Golden Waterfalls

Yingyang Sea


Aug 10, 2019

Taiwan EasyCard Public Transport - Get it from Klook!


Traveling to Taiwan is made easier with EasyCard. It can be used on the train, metro, and bus.
  • Taxi: Can be used with Taxi that accepts EasyCard
  • Trains: MRT, Available for all metro lines except for Kaohsiung Light Rail, Taiwan Railways - Available for all lines except Puyuma Express, Taroko Express, cruiser-style trains, group trains, and other specified trains.
  • Bus: Available in Taipei City and New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Lienchiang, and Kinmen
  • Bike: YouBike/T Bike/C Bike - Available in Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Changhua, Tainan, and Kaohsiung
  • Attractions and Shops: Available for 7-11, Family Mart, OK Mart, Starbucks, Cosmed, Watsons, Eslite, Taipei Zoo, Fisherman's Wharf, Tamsui Old Street, Balizuo'an Park, and Maokong Gondola
  • For Maokong Gondola: Enjoy a discount of TWD20 when you visit on weekdays
We got mine at Klook for only US$ 6.39/Php332. EASYCARD TPE Airport Pickup Klook

Claiming of the EasyCard is fast and easy! It can be claimed on the same day of the purchase - Just select the date of pick up and where you wish to get your card. The claiming area is open 24hrs at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and you can select between Terminal 1 Arrival Hall: Unite Traveler service counter (counter No. 1) or Terminal 2 Arrival Hall: Unite Traveler service counter (counter No. 1). So make sure to check your terminal 

For Klook discount, sign up with my link to claim your 150 OFF:
Aug 2, 2019

Singapore Changi Airport Departure Tax

I'm writing this post because I have seen some posts over facebook that there's a tax for people departing from Singapore Changi Airport of around S$47+

Just to confirm that we did not pay for anything when we depart from Changi Airport going back to Philippines.

BPI credit card for international purchase

I haven't seen a feedback about this topic before. It was 2 weeks prior to our Singapore trip and I still haven't got a chance to call to BPI to activate my credit card due to problems in our internet connection.

When we arrived at the airport, I tried purchasing a meal using my BPI Cards. I have USD and SGD Bills that day but its limited so I refer to my card instead. I purchased a meal worth S$ 10.
My BPI Debit card doesnt work, but good thing credit card transaction was a success. That day the conversion as per google was SGD 1 = P37.33. I was charged P379.61 which reflected on my credit card statement after 3 days. That was around +P6 difference only! It was best option for me here in Singapore for my purchases as long as the cashier accepts mastercard.

If you wish to convert cash to bank, better do it 2 weeks before your flight at least. Banks always have stocks for USD - have to convert PHP-USD-SGD and I find it low if I do it that way.


J&T Express Luzon Rates

These rates are updated as of August 2, 2019

J&T Express is one of my trusted couriers for online transactions. They offer cheaper shipping rates if you are coming from provincial and offers fast delivery as well. Sharing the rates from their office as of posting date.

If you need updated rates, please contact J&T directly. All may change without prior notice

Below are the rates for Cargo - incase you have bulk orders and doesnt fit the pouch:



Jul 29, 2019

Secret Nature Creamy Lipstick

Let me introduce my new moisturizing lipsticks from the a newly discovered brand Secret Nature

It comes in 5 vivid shades:
01 Juicy Grapefruit
02 Pomegranate
03 Pink Muhly
04 Peachy Peach
05 Autumn Leaves
It's a 5.5g lipstick with a creamy melting texture plus it gives that full lip look! if you're looking for a lipstick that can cover your lip lines, I recommend these Secret Nature Creamy Lipsticks.


From top to bottom:01 Juicy Grapefruit
; 02 Pomegranate; 
03 Pink Muhly; 
04 Peachy Peach; 
05 Autumn Leaves
Most ingredients comes from nature and to mentioned that it also contains Jeju Herb Complex which helps in moisturizing the lips.


Where to buy: hicharis.net/glendabelleshop/g5K

#secretnature #secretnaturecreamylipsticks @hicharis_official @charis_celeb

Jun 9, 2019

The SM STORE #SHAREMOVEMENT presents: DONATE-A-BOOK

Share the joy and value of reading to thousands of children nationwide through The SM Store‘s #ShareMovement Donate-A-Book project.
Books help shape a child’s imagination and creative mind. Books are also powerful tools to fight poverty and inspire young minds to dream big and become young achievers. This is because books are like manuals of life- they lead us to a future filled with confidence and fortitude.
Through The SM Store’s #ShareMovement- the official umbrella campaign of The SM Store Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) chain- Donate-a-Book project, shoppers and customers can now have the chance to donate new books, pre-loved books and brand new school supplies from May 20- July 7, 2019.
In this joint project of The SM Store and SM Stationery, booths have been set up in all The SM Store branches nationwide where customers can drop their donations and share the gift of reading to the less fortunate.
Each donation entitles a customer with a Php 50 discount coupon which can be redeemed for every minimum Php 500 single-receipt purchase on regular-priced items from the SM Stationery section at
The SM Store. Coupons are valid from May 20, 2019- July 8, 2020.
Drop by the nearest Donate-a-Book booth now located in all The SM Store branches nationwide and share your love for books to those who need them most.
Donate-A-Book is one of the ways The SM Store and its customers work together to do their share for the less fortunate. Other upcoming #ShareMovement projects include: Share Your Extras, Gamot Para Sa Kapwa and Share-A-Toy.
May 31, 2019

Charis Madecassoside Cica Cream

Charis Madecassoside Cica Cream
Charis Madecassoside Cica Cream
Charis Madecassoside Cica Cream is formulated to help sensitive skin. Product claims that it can help in skin Clarifying, Lifting, Relaxing, Moisturizing

MADECASSOSIDE is an active ingredient that has an anti-redness & anti-scaling effect. It gives a smooth feeling to the skin. It also reduces the itching sensation to the skin. It does repair skin damage and dehydration from aggressive external conditions
Charis Madecassoside Cica Cream
 Madecassoside is a component of Centella extract, known for its soothing and repairing properties. Even sensitive skin types can use it without concerns, absolutely chemical free and this Charis Madecassoside Cica Cream contains 58% Tiger Leaf Extract - Centella extract. The cream can also be used for eyes, neck and for areas that need moisture.
Charis Madecassoside Cica Cream
 Available in 2 sizes: 30ml and 50ml ♡Works in improving dry and dull skin - instant moisture and brightening
Charis Madecassoside Cica Cream
 ♡Anti Wrinkle
♡Prevents breakout as it kicks out my pimples fast
♡Best to partner when I use a stripping cleanser or after exfoliating
♡It does take a bit longer to absorb but very moisturizing

Get yours here:
♡ hicharis.net/glendabelleshop/ecP

Aquaria Water Park Batangas + Rates!

This post and rates are as of June 2019. All rates may change without prior notice. Feel free to contact Aquaria directly for confirmation.

Here are the day tour rates effective March – June 2019:
• Php 600/ADULT on WEEKDAY and Php 800/ADULT on WEEKEND/HOLIDAY • Php 300/CHILD on WEEKDAY and Php 400/CHILD on WEEKEND/HOLIDAY Here are the day tour rates effective January, February, July-December 2019: • Php 400/ADULT on WEEKDAY and Php 600/ADULT on WEEKEND/HOLIDAY • Php 200/CHILD on WEEKDAY and Php 300/CHILD on WEEKEND/HOLIDAY
WALK-INS FOR GROUP OF 10 PERSONS AND BELOW. CABANA RATES (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS), please see rates below: • Cove Pool Cabana Medium (8-10 persons)- Php 1,500 • Resort Pool Cabana Large(12-15 persons)- Php 2,000 • Beach Front Cabana (8 pax) – Php 1,200 • Boardwalk Cabana – Php 1,800.00(10-12 pax) • Set of Table (4 pax) – Php 200.00







Operating hours are from 8:00AM to 6:00PM, Monday to Sunday except for Tuesdays as they are closed for maintenance.


Bringing in of food and drinks is prohibited, as Aquaria have their own restaurant inside the property.
Should you wish to bring in your own food and drink, a corkage fee of Php 200 per head will apply.
Parking is for free. Locker rental is Php 150 whole day.
Water Sports activities offered: • Single Kayak (1 hour ) – 250.00 • Double Kayak (1 hour) – 400.00 • Jetski (1 hour) – 3,500.00 • Soccer Ball – 50.00 • Banana Boat (15 mins) – 1,500.00 • Beach Volleyball (1 hour) – 50.00 • Aqua glide 1,500.00/15 mins/max of 4 pax • Pedal Boat 1,000.00/hr/max of 6 pax • Island Hopping – Php 1,200.00/person (min of 3 Island)
Map looks like the place is big but it's not yet all finished. Some parts of the resort are still in progress


 This is the cottage we rent. The nearby beach and the slide pool.

NOTE: RESERVATION IS ONLY REQUIRED FOR GROUP OF 15 PERSONS AND ABOVE.

METRODEAL PROMO IS AVAILABLE VALID ON WEEKDAYS ONLY. YOU MAY AVAIL VOUCHERS AND FOLLOW PROCESS OF RESERVATION AT THE FINE PRINTS.

Contact Number for reservations: 553-8888

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