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BCL x Althea Korea SUNRISE & MOONRISE Eyeshadow Palette

Sunrise and Moonrise - that means day to night! Althea's very first eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Indonesian Star Bunga Cinta Lestari! We're never too young or old for 8 shades with a combination of matte and shimmers!
Where to buy: Althea Korea - product link
Price: ₱1,780

PROMO: Early bird special for BCL's special fans only: Get 30% OFF + FREE SHIPPING, use code: BCL30. Limited quantity available

Zomato Gold Membership + Referral

Zomato released their Gold Membership last 2018. This is a paid membership wherein Gold members can enjoy perks such as :
  1. 1+1 on Food: Get the second dish from your order complimentary
  2. 2+2 on Drinks: Pay for 2 drinks, the next 2 are complimentary
  3. Be the VIP: Get invited to the exclusive, members-only event
Cost of the membership as of current date:
  • 6 months - Php 500
  • 1-year membership - Php 700
If you find it expensive, read more to know how to save from the membership!

Solved Skincare Coconut Cleansing Foam and Cleansing Pads

I have posted these 2 items from Solved Skincare November 2018 and I noticed that I've been insta-blogging a lot that time. I decided to put my thoughts as well for this product here on my blog site as well.

Solve Skincare Korea has been very thoughtful to send these items for me to test out. 

Solved Skincare Coconut Oil Cleansing Pads

Removing makeup is one the best thing to go when I got home. Cleansing is the most enjoyable part of my skincare routine. I thought these pads are normal VCO or the virgin coconut oil which is also famous here in the Philippines for many uses. I said that because of the noticeable smell of the VCO.

I'M FROM Mugwort Mask Review

I got a little gift from Wishtrend last month, this was the I'm From Mugwort Mask in mini tubes. The normal size was in 110g tubs, I got 3 x 30g tubes to test out.

The I'm From Mugwort Mask are wash off masks with visible herbs as you can notice on my photos. It claims to calm and sooth the skin with its mild gel formulation. The mugwort/tea tree ingredient is a natural korean herb that is known for its detoxing, soothing and cleansing properties.

Product Thoughts:

  • These Mugwort leaves are quite big if to be used for the face. If you have sensitive skin maybe consider patch testing first. It may be used for the body as well!
  • The scent is mild and smells like mild tea tree
  • Soft texture and easy to apply and wash off
  • It provides me a cooling and refreshing feel
  • Leaves my face well hydrated after washing off the mask~
I love using it when I got inflamed skin and got some nasty pimples. I'll surely purchase it <3 I just hope this mask will be sold in the tube form.

16Brand Sixteen Brickit Shadow Hit10 Choco

I recently got a new palette from Sixteen Brand which was available before from Althea Korea.
It comes in a bar of chocolate like packaging and the shade names sound so yummy! Think of Sweet Latte and Melting Ganache~
The material of the packaging can be very delicate so taking good care of the palette is a must

Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer

Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer
Althea Korea one of my favorite shopping site for Asian brands - now created their own line of skincare and cosmetics. One of the newest from their line is the Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer.
Product claims this concealer can cover panda eyes, spots, and other blemishes. The brand mentioned that it contains Aquaxyl to keep the skin smooth and moisturized. Aquaxyl was derived from birch tree sap, this extract creates a moisture barrier on the skin and prevents dehydration.

Price & Where to buy: Althea Site - PHP 200 each
Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer
This concealer was available in 4 shades. I purchased the shade #02 Ginger which I think could be the best match for my under eye area.

1.29.2019 Update: Althea Korea provided the complete 4 shades for a review. All opinions are my own. Nothing changed - just additional photos for swatches

Reusable Cotton Rounds/Pads

Reusable cotton rounds or pads? Are you into this?

I have shared this photo over my Instagram Account and I got several questions about how to use it and could it be possible to replace the disposable cotton.

I'm do not claim myself as an eco-warrior but still, I want to help the environment in my own way. I like the thought of using these washable cotton rounds that I can use for acids and makeup removers.

I got 2 types:
Cotton Fleece - fleece of course1
Terry - this has a towel like texture
When I bought mine, I also placed an order for some cable organizer and a reusable napkin. Same with the cotton rounds, I have no idea if the reusable napkin can work for me. Buying these won't mean I will never buy normal disposable cotton ball/pads again - of course, think about for nail polish removal should still use the disposable ones.

Philippines Post Office Shipping Rates 2019 - Package from Rizal

I have ordered shoes from Adidas Online store and I requested a refund because of the size problem. The only method to have it returned is via the local post office.

The process is easy, but I just find it hassle on my part - going to the post office itself during weekdays and currently relocated in Lores. Years ago it was just in the city proper near the Cathedral.

I visit our local post office in Antipolo, Rizal. The postmaster lady was very helpful, I wished I got her name. She asked me to wrap the shoe box with plastic and cover it with packaging tape.
She weight the box which is not more than 1000 grams going to inter-land - Metro Manila - Rationalized Registered Rate (Ordinary Mail is for documents only) - I only paid Php 107

I asked the postmaster as well if I can take a photo of the current rate sheet she used for local and international packages and ordinary mail. Sharing these rates if you need the latest as of writing for Philippines post office shipping rates.

I have a current issue with the PHLPost Tracking. I tried to track in on their website but it doesn't appear to be a valid reference number. Have to check this one with PHLPost first
I'll keep you updated!

Update: I received no update yet from PHLPost Twitter however Adidas PH already responded to my concern and acknowledged that they already received the package and process my refund. Not sure what's the easiest way to contact PHLPost :( or how to track the local parcels via their site.

Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Gel

Here's another new product from Benton! The Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack has a new sibling: the Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Gel! The brand mentioned that it was good for all skin types including troubled skin
My current skin concern is uneven skin tone, PIE redness - sometimes irritated or caused by hives.

Skincare brands having a Centella Ingredient made me excited - Why? If you're not yet familiar with this ingredient was also known as the tiger grass because it is said that tigers lie down on Centella Asiatica grass after getting wounded and their wounds would heal after being in contact with the grass. It is also known that the herb is used to cure skin diseases, used as remedies and medicinal plants in parts of India.

This certain one from Benton mentioned contains 80% eco-friendly Centella Asiatica ingredients harvested in Korea! Centella Asiatica is used as the main ingredient in many ointments because of its famous skin soothing and healing properties. This certain ingredient is definitely one of the must-have for skin care if you have similar skin concerns.

Package Korea I love myself Makeup Boosting Mask

This mask contains Hyaluronic Acid for intense hydration and AHA Complex to gently exfoliate for softer and smoother looking skin. Can be used with or without makeup that's why I used it tonight after my toner.

Claims: Free of Parabens, Synthetic Dyes, Fragrance. Safe for sensitive skin.

I have tried other variant before from this brand - I first saw it on Althea Korea site and I'm expecting a message on the mask itself but it doesn't display for this certain mask. Would it be possible it was diluted too long? I'm not sure.

When I opened the packaging, the mask sheet was so soft and unfolding was a difficult thing for me, I had to do it carefully to avoid ripping it.