Shopping Haul: Stuff from The Body Shop!

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I have a quick haul post today; some stuff I got from The Body Shop when they had their anniversary sale a few months ago. I know it's a late post (considering this was bought for me for my birthday!), but somehow this got moved around in my calendar and I forgot to put it up! But anyway, allow me to share the stuff I picked up :)

Starting from left to right, top to bottom:

1. Strawberry Shower Gel - I love strawberries! Sadly, I found out recently that I'm actually allergic to them. So while I need to avoid eating them, at least I can smell like one with this! :) Its a very sweet strawberry smell. Some may find it too sweet, so try to sniff it before buying.

2. Blueberry Shower Gel - This blueberry shower gel smells like a dream. It's a deep fruity berry scent that blueberries have and that I love! I also love their new packaging since the cap of the old one tends to break easily.

3. Early-Harvest Raspberry Shower Gel - As if you couldn't already tell, I …

Product Review: Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum

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I'm back with another review on Skinfood's Black Sugar Perfect First Serum. I've heard many amazing things about Skinfood but I also know it's a pricier skin care brand. You get what you pay for right? Well that's what I wanted to find out, starting with this product. Though I haven't had much luck with serums and first essences so far, I really wanted to give this one a shot.

What does it do: A multi-functioning serum with black sugar extract that exfoliates, hydrates and soothes skin.

How much: Php 1750 for 120ml full size, based on Zalora's website. (link features -essential- version)

Instructions: Use as first step in skincare routine, similar to first essences.

Amount: 30ml deluxe sample size, 120 ml for full size

Skinfood's Black Sugar Perfect First Serum has a light and delicately sweet smell. Though it is called a serum, it's one of those "first step" skin care products and really is more similar to a first essence. It is …

Make Gift Giving Hassle-Free with GC Regalo!

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We've all experienced that feeling of panic when you realize a birthday is coming up and you haven't gotten a gift for the celebrant. Or perhaps on Christmas or other gift-giving holidays, you have trouble thinking of what to get for someone. Well today, I'm here to talk about a Fool-Proof Gift Giving Idea for All Occasions

Every year at my office, we receive gift certificates from management as a gift for Christmas. This has been going on for a few years now and has really opened my eyes to how practical it is as a gift! Especially Sodexo gift certificates, which are the ones we receive from my office.

Sodexo Premium Pass/Sodexo Gift Check/Sodexo Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate from

What's really nice about this gift certificate is that it can be redeemed in a lot of establishments - from food to clothes to toiletries and even supermarkets!

As the certificates I get are valid for a year, I personally save mine until such time that I'm sho…

Product Review: Etude House Honey Cera

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I have another skincare sample review today; another line from Etude House.

In one of my other posts, I reviewed samples from their Pink Vital Water line which I did enjoy. For this post, I'll be talking about three products from their Honey Cera line: Essence, Priming Eye Serum and Eye Pack Cream.

What does it do: Contains Honey, Royal Jelly and Ceramide to plump, firm and nourish the skin.

How much:Essence (80 ml full size) - Php 1198

Priming Eye Serum (20ml full size) - Php 1098

Eye Pack Cream (28ml full size) - Php 1098

If I were to describe thise line n one word, I'd have to say: AMAZING. I loved how they all felt on my skin. My skin felt firm and moisturized after using and the products  were not sticky on the skin. The smell was also delightful; the products had a very soft honey-like smell. But really, it was one product that stood out to me in this line and made me think: "WOW". I'll get to that in a bit.

Product Review: Missha Time Revolution

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Today I have another product review to share, this time on the Time Revolution First Treatment Essence (Moist) and Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Borabit Ampoule by Missha.

What does it do: Highly concentrated essence serves as an essential first step of skincare to boost moisture. Improves fine lines and skin tone. The miracle water hydrates, restores, rejuvenates, and gives you a glowing complexion. (Essence)

It provides your skin with extra nutrients and moisture lacking from your basic skincare. The Ampoule energizes, repairs, and restores elasticity. It also provides wrinkle repairing and whitening benefits. (Night Repair)

How much: $49 each for full size according to the Missha Website. Roughly around 2,500 PHP

Instructions: Use the Essence as the first step in your skin care routine.

Use the Night Repair Ampoule after Toner/Essence and before Serum/Lotion.

Amount: Time Essence sample 30ml Full Size 150ml
                 Night Repair sample 10ml Full Si…

Top 5 Must Haves for the Rainy Season

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The rainy season is definitely upon us, here in the Philippines. While there are still days when it's hot and sunny, the late afternoons to evenings are usually either gloomy, or wet - with the rains ranging from a drizzle to torrential rain.

With that, whats a girl to do? In this post I talk about my Top 5 Must Haves for the Rainy Season. These will help you get through the wet season.

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Product Review: Etude House Pink Vital Water

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Remember how I bought a ton of samples and masks? Well, I've been trying some of them out! Today I'll talk about samples from Etude House's Pink Vital Water line; this includes their facial toner, serum and emulsion.

(Sorry for the photo, I opened the sachet before realizing I forgot to take a picture haha)

What does it do: "The vitality moisturizing care reduces fatigue and pink color vitality and moisturizing energy to skin."

How much:Facial Toner (180 ml full size) - Php 798

Serum (80ml full size) - Php 1048

Emulsion (180 full size) - Php 798

Instructions: Toner -> Serum -> Emulsion

The first thing I always notice about a new product is its smell. This skincare line has a subtle light floral scent that's perfect for those who don't like products with strong smells.