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5 Cool Things To Experience Living In Cincinnati

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 United States

5 Cool Things You'll Only Experience If You Live in Cincinnati

Cincinnati isn't on the top of many must-visit lists and definitely isn't as well-known as other American hot spots, but it has a spirit all its own and should be on everyone's bucket lists.


From bizarre museums to fun adventures and haunted bars, Cincinnati has a quirky experience for everyone!

The American Sign Museum

If you’ve ever loved the neon glow of a classic American neon sign: you’re not alone!  This type of sign is eye-catching and has been a part of American pop culture for over thirty years.


This museum guides you through the history of the use of neon and keeps some classic signs alive and on display so that they can continue to wow and stun visitors.

The Lucky Cat Museum

Lucky cats are a cute east-Asian symbol of luck and prosperity: and this museum in Cincinnati is the only one of its type in the world.  Walking through and seeing so many unique cat designs and colors will leave you feeling lucky before you leave!


This is a must-stop if you need a little magic before going to look at Cincinnati houses for sale.

Cincinnati’s Incredible Underground Streets

Cincinnati may not be a city you expect to have closed off streets beneath its surface: but it does.  Not only are there multiple spooky streets that feel like the catacombs of Paris, but there are also abandoned subway routes and even a bar that's completely underground.


These portions of the city are treated as fun and quirky, but they're something interesting every visitor should check out.

Limestone Cave Within a Museum

In the Museum of Natural History and Science, there's a darkened two-level 500-foot manufactured cave.  Looking natural and as real as can be, this cave allows you to explore many tight twists and turns or take the main wheelchair-accessible path that will enable you to feel like you're spelunking in the actual caves of Ohio.


This museum is an awesome way to introduce younger family members to the natural world and spur an interest in science and the environment.

The Ventriloquism Museum

If you’re scared of dolls or get creeped out by bad special effects: this might not be the best museum for you to visit.  The Ventriloquism Museum in Cincinnati is the only one in the world.  Lined wall to wall with hundreds of dummy-heads of varying styles and ages, you can enjoy learning about the history of this craft and how it's changed and grown over time.


The walls are adorned with photos of the greats of this craft, mostly in black and white, and the famous people who got their start in ventriloquism.  This dying art is fantastic to learn about, and everyone should be excited to visit!

Cincinnati Is a Bizarre and Fun City

Although this isn't the most well-known city on Earth, that plays into some of the charms of living here.  Every strange museum, fun shop, and quirky experience will surprise and delight you, and you'll be excited to call this city home!


Foreo Luna 3 Plus: Keeping My Skin Clean and Warm This Winter

Saturday, January 8, 2022 United States


FOREO LUNA 3 PLUS: KEEPING MY SKIN CLEAN AND WARM THIS WINTER

Hello everyone! I am back and sharing my experience with the all-new Luna 3 Plus by Foreo Sweden. For those of you who are unaware, I just moved here in the USA and this is actually my first time to experience different seasons.  Summer is no different coming from the Philippines, fall is milder though a bit chilly but winter, I can honestly say that my skin was not prepared for the chills of winter. The cold weather is making my skin really dry! When I say dry, it is like a flaky, scratchy, rough kind of dry.  Due to the dry air caused by the season and the central heating system in enclosed places, the air becomes dry and you can feel the lack of moisture in the air manifesting on your skin, hair, breathing and the static cling of clothes on your body.  I am guilty of zapping and being zapped in return by touching things and people due to static charge, and that is definitely not a fun thing!  Dry air and cold water are not a very pleasant feeling to tackle.  Not only that, I also dread having to wash my face because of the cold water.  I just lack the patience to wait for the water to run warm enough so I tend to splash my face with cold water instead. 

Like most people, a new year brings a new promise of setting and achieving goals, and this year, I decided that I would try to stick to my skincare routine.  This winter season, I decided that my skin needs all the moisture it can get and what better way to jumpstart it by using my Foreo products!

Foreo (For-ray-oh) is a Swedish high-end beauty tech company that was founded in 2013.  It took me some time to finally dive into using their products, but once I did, I knew that there was simply no turning back.

Upgrading my cleansing device from Luna Play Plus to Luna 3 Plus is definitely worth it.



Luna 3 Plus was able to make top of the line skincare more accessible in the comforts of our home.  FOREO is the only beauty-tech in the world that features thermo-cleansing with targeted microcurrent in one sleek and smart device. Not only can the Luna 3 Plus clean, it can also warm my skin to reach that perfect temperature which can melt away oil, dirt, and products applied on the skin while massaging with the T-sonic pulsations. These features can remove up to 99.5% of impurities from the skin. 

Luna 3 Plus is the only skincare device that offers thermal facial cleansing and targeted microcurrent with firming massage. That is like having 2 separate devices working for you.

Foreo offers Luna 3 Plus with two models targeting specific skin types: Normal and Sensitive Skin. The pink one is for normal skin types, and the lilac one is for those who have sensitive skin. 

The package comes with the device, a storage bag, charging cable, and a free sachet of serum for the price of $299.

If you do not have their cleanser yet, Foreo also offers their own Micro-Foam Cleanser for $44.90

FEATURES:

Luna 3 Plus has two major features:

  • Unparalleled thermal cleansing wherein thermal touchpoints channel a gentle heat to loosen sebum trapped beneath the surface of the skin which is the common source of breakouts. The T-sonic pulsations boasts of 16 intensities which lift away impurities while improving the performance of the cleanser you are using. Thermal heat also enhances product absorption to maximize effectiveness of products used on the area. The heat produced by the Luna 3 Plus technology is the most essential part of its effective cleansing routine, because this optimal temperature can provide a deep, thorough cleanse. 



  • Offers a Microcurrent Facial Treatment wherein two small pins deliver microcurrent directly onto the skin for a non-invasive age renewal therapy that targets specific areas that show signs of aging. There are a variety of treatments available with 15 different intensities that you can choose from when you use the Foreo app. Luna 3 Plus offers a quick and targeted microcurrent treatment with a combination of thermal and ultra-hygienic silicone touchpoints.  It works together with up to 8,000 T-sonic pulsations per minute to channel a deep, yet gentle heat onto the skin while cleansing. 

Bear in mind, just like the other Foreo devices, this one is 100% waterproof as well! 

HOW TO USE:

1. Remove makeup.

2. Download the app Foreoon your phone or tablet

3. Turn on the Luna 3 Plus and press the button to enter the cleansing mode. 

4. Glide Luna 3 Plus touchpoints in circular motion over the face until the timer shuts off. You can use Foreo's Micro-Foam Cleanser or your own favorite cleanser. Make sure you dampen your face with water first. 

4. Rinse and pat-dry your face. Rinse Luna 3 Plus making sure that the device is free from leftover products to prolong its life and performance.

5. Proceed with your skincare routine.

I usually follow it with my FOREO UFO treatment. If you do not have a UFO from Foreo yet, you can still use this device for application of other skin products. 



The good thing with Luna Plus 3 is that it also offers its own treatments! These microcurrent treatments gently stimulate skin through a low-level electrical current for a firm, and youthful appearance.

The Luna Plus 3 Treatments are:

A. Full Facial Toning - a 7.1-minute treatment that helps improve overall facial contour and tone, leaving skin looking firm and lifted. 

B. Targeted Eye Treatment - a 3.9-minute treatment that targets the eye contour to battle signs of aging and wrinkles and crow’s feet

C. Laugh Line - a 3.1-minute treatment that targets laugh lines to help improve the appearance of the lip area

D. Forehead Smoothing and Lifting - a 4.1-minute treatment which targets the forehead area to a more toned, younger-looking skin

E. Neck Treatment - a 4.6-minute treatment that is designed to improve the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles caused by repeatedly looking down at your mobile device

The treatments are also best used with Foreo's Serum Serum Serum though you can still use your other favorite serum. However, Foreo's Serum Serum Serum is a hydrating serum that effectively and safely transfers microcurrent from the device to the skin. It was specifically created for Foreo devices. 

MY THOUGHTS:

Using my Luna Plus 3 feels very similar to my Foreo UFO because both have similar treatments. I am able to cleanse, purify, firm, and tighten my skin just by using Luna 3 Plus! 

Comparing the features of my old Luna to this one, there are definitely a lot of upgrades. Cleansing my skin has never been easier and more effective. In the midst of the winter season, the thermal factor made cleansing my skin more comfortable. In fact, the thermal option of the Luna 3 Plus is my favorite feature of this device.  Just to clarify, the entire device does not heat up, but the warmth can be felt mostly around the gold circular nubs on the device - the warmth it emits feels good on my skin as it lathers the cleanser around my face.

I was able to maximize the use of Luna 3 Plus with the app because I was able to select my preferred cleansing intensity, temperature and microcurrent level.

The silicone of the Luna 3 Plus is the same with their previous versions which I love compared to other beauty brands that I used before because Foreo’s silicone is soft and gentle on my skin. The silicone does not make my skin feel raw and taut after use. 

Luna 3 Plus was able to provide a deep cleansing for my skin which I really need right now since I am also exposed to different illnesses by working in the Emergency Room.  With Covid cases rising again, I am required to wear an N95 mask for over 12 hours and that is undeniably wreaking havoc on my skin.   I can honestly say that this device makes my skin feel squeaky clean after using it.  The deep cleansing definitely improved my skin’s condition in minimizing breakouts and improving its texture.

Contrary to common beliefs and advice about not cleaning skin too much, all LUNA devices are safe and gentle enough to be used daily - morning and night. 

My skin condition usually runs between normal to dry. If I ever do get oily skin, it would be just around my T-zone. If I am being honest, I am quite picky when it comes to using serums so when I run out of the Serum Serum Serum by Foreo by Sweden, I also use Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, Shiseido's Ultimune Serum, and The Ordinary Retinol with the Luna 3 Plus until I can replenish my Serum Serum Serum stock.

Currently, the treatment from the app that I always use is Forehead Smoothing and Lifting because I feel like this is the one that I need the most. I also focus on my chin area since prolonged hours of mask wearing causes breakouts in the area.

After using the Luna 3 Plus, my skin feels soft and supple, especially on my nose area. It feels like I had some of my blackheads and whiteheads removed. 

I noticed changes on my skin after regularly using Luna 3 Plus.  My skin looks clearer and brighter and I know that it was really deeply cleansed without making my skin feel dry and raw. Check out my photo of before and after one use:



You get consistent results with Foreo devices, with minimal maintenance on the device.  Unlike other brands, there is no need to replace any brush heads when using Foreo so you can actually save more money in the long run. One full charge can last up to 125 uses. 

FOREO products are available in more than 10,000 stores worldwide including Sephora, H&M, Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Barney's, Selfridges, and I also saw some in Ulta.

In the past 3 years, Foreo products have won more than 120 design and beauty awards. It is the world's fastest-growing beauty device brand, based on search term numbers. Besides the LUNA facial brushes, UFO supercharged 2-minute facial devices, UFO activated masks and Bear microcurrent facial toning device, they also have the Espada acne treatment device, Issa sonic toothbrushes and IRIS eye massager. I have not tried all of it yet but I definitely am eyeing the IRIS eye massager next since my eye bags are getting darker and bigger as my night shift at work continues.

My love for Foreo products remains as the years go by, and just when I think they have already perfected a device, I am pleasantly surprised with every product launch that they do.  

Always better, always improved, ever innovating.

Check this link to try for yourself: https://foreo.se/9qgy

To know more about Foreo, visit their social media pages on 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FOREO 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foreo_ph/

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/FOREO 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/FOREO

Website: https://www.foreo.com/

Things I Do To Destress After Work

Sunday, December 5, 2021 United States

 THINGS I DO TO DESTRESS AFTER WORK

Hello everyone! I am still adjusting to my new work and finding balance to do my passion to write here on my blog is still a challenge but for today I want to share with you some of the things I do to destress after work. 

1. Taking a warm bath

Yes! As general as it sounds, the warm soak in the bath helps my muscles relax. I make sure to use scents that will help me sleep or relax like lavender gels or epsom salts. Spending even as short as 10 minutes in the tub makes your day better. I am using the brand Teal's and I love it! 

2. Reading a book

To forget about work and busy night that I had, I usually read as much as I can until my mind wants to sleep. It is also a good way for me to catch up on my books waiting for me at home. 

Kindle is a great partner for me because I can read even with the lights turned off. 

3. Playing games

Games are a lot of fun and it makes time pass quickly until I want to rest and sleep. Besides my favorite mobile game, Mobile Legends, I also play card games online like Solitaire! Playing cards online is one of the things that technology brought us, no need to buy a deck and most online games are free. 

One of the sites that I use to play games is at https://www.solitaire.org/solitaire-games/. When I want to play something classic, I always go to Classic Solitaire. This is the first game that I learned with cards and it is relaxing for me to play it anytime that I want to pass time. 

There are other types of solitaire games like Pyramid which I remember my grandmother used to play with her own deck of cards while she is watching over me. This game is a good practice in your addition skills because all you have to do is pair a total of 13 with your cards. The good thing with this online website is that it teaches you on how to play the games. 


When I do not want to think much, I end up playing Hidden Object. If you have kids, I am sure they will love this game! It will surely keep them occupied by the colorful graphics. This game reminded me of the activity book I used to play - Where's Wally?.



Do you also love word search? I do! This is one of the books I used to ask from my Dad when I was a kid, I love circling the words I do find. That is why I am happy to share that instead of buying the activity books for word search and throwing them after you play with it, you can just play it online at Word Search! The site also offers crossword puzzles if you want to practice your vocabulary. Most importantly, all of these games are free!



There are so much more games that the site offers like Mahjong, puzzles and even chess! It works on mobile phones too! All the classic games we used to play when we are kids. Make sure to check this site and enjoy playing like I do! 

4. Shopping


When I do have a budget, I do shop to reward myself from hardwork but most of the times I just window shop! LOL. I always go with my family or friends when visiting outlet shops! 

5. Watching Favorite Shows


Nothing beats watching my favorite anime and k-dramas! I am already thinking of posting about my Top 10 favorites!

6. Travel

Travel is the food for our soul. This is the thing that I look forward to. I will be posting my travel experiences here on my blog.

How about you guys? How do you unwind after work? Share it with me on comments below! :)

Olay and Keith Haring Collaborates to Bring Filipinas A Fearless Glow

Monday, November 22, 2021 Philippines


OLAY AND KEITH HARING COLLABORATES TO BRING FILIPINAS A FEARLESS GLOW

 

Known for his art of figures that express movement, Keith Haring was a popular artist and activist during the 1980s. His art spoke to many, his words even more. Keith Haring expressed social messages with his art and made it accessible to interact with a wider, and diverse audience. He used his fame to tackle issues that he believed in, including the AIDS epidemic. Through his fearlessness, he harmoniously combined fun and colorful imagery with activism that up to this date is still universally recognized.

Like Keith, many Filipinas are continuously being fearless in their own ways. Two fearless hearts beating to the same beat, Olay and Keith Haring came together and created an artist edition series to help empower more fearless Filipinas. Fearless to not conform. Fearless to write your own rules. Fearless to face the world. Fearless to live more. Fearless at any age.

The Olay x Keith Haring collab brings limited edition pouches in classic Keith Haring design, and limited-edition jars and bottles of the Power Duo, Vitamin C Serum, and Retinol24 Night. A special edition of the Power Duo is also available for purchase that features the iconic figures of Keith Haring.

Each bundle features Olay products that target different skin concerns, resulting in a fearless glow.




If your skin woes include an uneven skin tone and dark spots, the Olay Power Duo is just the combo for you. The Olay White Radiance Essence helps radiate the skin from within and improves translucency and light reflectiveness. To instantly improve the brightness of your skin, you have the Olay White Radiance Niacinamide + Vitamin C Super Serum. This serum evens out your skin tone, reduces dark spots, and leaves skin glowing as ever with its concentrated formula of Niacinamide paired with Vitamin C that penetrates 10 skin surface layers deep to bring out your fearless glow.

Sleepless nights can be a drag, but you can still fearlessly face the next day with glowing skin when you use the Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Serum. This serum is formulated with Retinol, a highly recommended skincare ingredient by dermatologists that is proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fade dark spots, and tighten pores. It helps rejuvenate your skin as you sleep, so you can wake up with a younger-looking glow.

For a smoother and brighter finish, apply the Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream that delivers moisture of up to 10 layers deep into the skin's surface. This luxurious-feeling moisturizer leaves the skin hydrated, softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and firms the look of skin with plumping hydration.

WHAT MAKES YOU FEARLESSLY GLOW?

For years, Olay has been the trusted skincare brand of Filipinas, with the likes of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, and Beauty Vlogger, Kris Lumagui. In the recent Olay x Keith Haring Grand Launch livestream, Pia and Kris shared how they continue to embody being a Fearless Filipina.

“You become fearless once you know when you jump into something, it can go really good, at it can go really bad, and it’s OK. Being fearless is taking risks, taking steps, going out of your comfort zone. Sort of like trying kahit ‘di ka na 100%, you’re fearless. Matalo man ako o hindi… I will still come out as a winner,” Pia shared.

Even on their fearless moments, Pia and Kris rely on how Olay makes them feel good with their plump and glowing skin with the challenges brought by the current times. “When you stand up for these issues, alam mo na you’re confident with yourself, Olay really helps, cause when you feel confident outside, domino effect na ‘yan eh… ‘Pag confident ka, nakikita ng mga ibang tao... Whatever you give out there, you also get it back. It really helps to take care of yourself also.”

The changes that were brought by the current health threat has challenged women like you to adapt to a new routine, and yet you fearlessly moved forward. Despite the many struggles that life puts you in, you can take charge of your skin now, and fearlessly glow with Olay.

Set forth to where your heart glows and head over to Lazada or Shopee and add to cart the Olay x Keith Haring special edition bundle and avail up to 55% off during the extended 11-11 sale!

New Products From Silky Girl + Review and Swatches!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 United States

NEW PRODUCTS FROM SILKY GIRL + REVIEW AND SWATCHES!

Before I left Philippines for United States, Silky Girl sent me off with a whole box of their new products that I could take along with me. In fact, I used these during my flight! 

The range of the new items are Matte Cushion Foundation, Cool Chic Blusher, and new set of liquid lipsticks! The package also contains the Silky Care Hygiene Wash. 

Now, let us check out the swatches of each product line. 

1. GEN MATTE CUSHION FOUNDATION


The Silky Girl's new Gen Matte Cushion Foundation is a lightweight and oil-free foundation, paraben-free, and fragrance free. I was able to use it for my flight and it is true that the oil that I developed is very minimal throughout my travel. Upon application, it is easy to apply and blended well onto my skin easily. Even though it is matte, it did not cause any flakiness on my skin. The coverage is light to medium. 

Most importantly, it comes with sun protection of SPF25 PA++ and a soft cushion applicator. So no need to bring a separate foundation brush when you travel with this foundation. 


For the complete list of ingredients, please refer to the photos below: 


Each foundation costs 595php. It comes in four shades: Light, Natural, Medium, and Tan. The best shade that suits my skin tone is Natural. 


See comparison below of my before and after photos using the Gen Matte Cushion Foundation. If you can see, my skin looked more flawless and the pores are barely visible. Though some of my blemishes can still be seen that I consider it to at least be of medium coverage. 


2. COOL CHIC BLUSHER


The Cool Chic Blusher is a lightweight, non-greasy and water-based tint formula blusher that is designed to naturally brighten any dull complexion and paraben-free. When I used it the first time, I immediately noticed its nice fruity fragrance. I was able to glide it on my cheeks smoothly and can be blended well. I also enjoyed the cooling sensation upon application - specially when the weather is sunny and humid! 

For the lasting power, it is decent for at least up to 6 hours before it starts to fade. But the packaging is sleek and light that it is to touch-up. 

Each tube costs 225php. For the complete list of ingredients, please refer to the photo below: 


Cool Chic Blusher comes in three shades: Peach, Pink, and Tangerine. I was able to test the Peach and Pink and both colors are awesome but my personal favorite is Peach because it looks natural on me. (Just check my final photo for the Peach shade look on me.)


3. MLBB LIP TINT


Silky Girl's MLBB Lip Tint reminds me of long-lasting ink lip tints because it lasts long and leaves an even stain on my lips without causing crusting on my lips due to dryness. This MLBB Lip Tint is water-based lip tint enriched with Grapefruit extract that keeps lips smooth and moisturized all day. It also gives the lips a plumped-up look but still feels weightless. Besides all these amazing features, this lip tint is also paraben-free, carmin-free, and fragrance-free. 

Each tube costs 225php. There are five shades available that are highly pigmented: Autumn, Rosie, Orchid, Nude, and Scarlet. For the complete ingredients list, check the photo below: 


 Sharing with you the complete swatches of all the lip tints: 


For my flight, I chose the Nude as my base lip tint so that I will not have to worry for a touch-up just in case it starts to wear off. 


4. GEN MATTE LIP CREAM


After using the MLBB Lip Tint as my base lip color during my flight, I added this new Genereation Matte Lip Cream on top of it. The new matte lip cream delivers sophisticated creamy matte finish and also enriched with Aloe Verea and Sunflower Seed Oil to retain moisture on lips. 

For a matte lipstick, it feels light and comfortable to wear. It does not settle on dry part of the lips so this is highly recommeded for dry lip users. Originally available in five shades: Just Nude, Mauve Mallow, Retro Pink, Crimson Love, and Hot Salsa. Recently, there was an addition of new shades: Pink Dream, Rose Latte, Red Rebel, Glam Rose, and Cinnamon Kiss. 

The lip cream comes with a unique angled applicator for easier application, it is also fragrance-free and carmine-free. 

Each tube costs 350php. Refer to the photo below for the complete list of ingredients: 


Check out the nice shades below: 


My photo below is me wearing Just Nude on top of Nude and it created another great looking shade of lipstick. 


5. SILKY CARE IN CHAMOMILE AND EUCALYPTUS


The Silky Girl's Feminine Hygiene Wash's fragrance is fresh and has a cooling sensation. Each formula is formualted at pH 3.5 with lactic acid to maintain the natural ph and flora of the intimate area. Enriched with natural plant extracts to gently cleanse, soothe, and refresh intimate skin area. Each bottle contains 100ml of product and costs 150php. 

The feminine wash has two variants: Chamomile for soothing because it contains Calendula, Myrrh, and Elder all known for their anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and moisturizing properties; the other variant is the Eucalyptus for refreshing because it contains Eucalyptus, Chamomile, and Menthol for an anti-itch, refreshing and cooling feel. 

All of these products are available on Silky Girl's official Shopee store. I also some of their products being sold on Amazon for those in US that wants to try their products. 

I hope you found my review and swatches helpful in order for you to choose the shades that will best suit your skin type. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and stay safe everyone!

How Foreo Bear Helped My Skin Recover From Jetlag

Friday, October 1, 2021 United States


HOW FOREO BEAR HELPED MY SKIN RECOVER FROM JETLAG

I recently made a life changing decision.  Move to another country. 

Migrating to a first world country is not always all peaches and cream.  From the nitty-gritty process of it all down to fitting 33 years of my life in 2 suitcases.  The stress of leaving my home for a new country permanently wreaked havoc for me emotionally, psychologically and physically.

Stress affects our skin greatly.  When our body experiences stress, it releases cortisol and adrenaline causing our skin to produce oil in the skin glands which then causes clogged pores and breakouts.  Our skin shows the first signs of change in our health status.  It manifests through breakouts, undereye circles, flaky skin, sagging, redness, or worse, all of the aforementioned. 

My flight took 21 hours, not counting the lay overs, mad rush from gate to gate and waiting in airports for our next flight.  I believe it took me a total of 24 hours to finally reach my final destination.  For those who travel for long periods of time, you are familiar with how sitting in cramped spaces is so uncomfortable along with moving around in small restrooms wherein freshening up is not always a delight.  What made my skin suffer the most was the dry air in the plane.  I barely had the time to get comfortable in my seat, much more care for my face.  I found myself constantly rubbing and scratching my skin and I know that I have to deal with the repercussions sooner than later.

I arrived in my new home with pale, dry, flaky and a bit of a saggy skin.  I tried applying my serums and moisturizers for a quick hydrating fix but every time I wash my face, it clearly shows that it was not enough.  The time difference between the United States and the Philippines is totally polarized, literally like night and day.  Not only was my skin affected due to the long travel, I also suffered from jetlag so my sleep pattern was also disrupted.  I would wake up in the wee hours of the night and sleep during the day. Jetlag along with dry conditions was a sure recipe for a skin disaster. I can clearly see that I aged a lot specially with my sagging cheeks.

Feeling frustrated, I immediately dug through my luggage for what was my last hope in rescuing my current woeful skin condition.  Yes, I traveled a transatlantic flight and all my FOREO products came with me.  FOREO makes their products very portable that I did not have a problem taking them with me in my hand carry.

I ran back with my gadgets in my arms and put my faith on my arsenal of FOREO devices specifically, my FOREO UFO, Luna Play Plus, and FOREO BEAR.

I decided to do a DIY Facial on my skin.

I took a deep breath and put my FOREO to its most challenging test yet for me.


BEAR by FOREO vs Problematic Skin

1. Do It Yourself Facial

Since I just arrived in the United States and I know that facials here are expensive compared to the Philippines, I am so relieved that I can have my own best version of facial at home. The microcurrent that I experience while using BEAR by FOREO is exactly like the expensive facial treatments that uses microcurrent back in the Philippines.

Did you know that other people do a pre-flight facial in order to help skin recover from jetlag better? Having this BEAR with me makes it very convenient for me to have a facial treatment anytime in the comforts of my new home.

The microcurrents and pulsation from the BEAR by FOREO will surely make you feel energized and recharged even after a long flight.

2. Working Out of Facial Muscles

I continuously used my BEAR to combat my sagging and sore facial muscles in hopes that I will have a longer effect of a toned, firm, and tighter skin.

This time, I was able to increase the intensity of the currents after I got used to using FOREO BEAR. That is what I love with FOREO devices, it can easily be controlled with just an App.  The versatility and customizable features of their devices make their products a staple in skin care for me.

It has been almost a year since I first tried out FOREO BEAR in 2020, and it generally helped in maintaining the elasticity of my skin and its contour. Just to share, it is known to provide “facial fitness” - a portable device that delivers microcurrent and T-Sonic pulsations targeting more than 65 muscles of our face and neck!

Though my skin looked bad compared to last year because of the stress and jetlag, check out the contours of my face that the FOREO BEAR was able to maintain and actually improve.

(See photo comparison of the aftermath of first FOREO BEAR use compared to almost a year later of use even during my jetlag.)



On my photos, my cheekbones look the same but my cheeks are plumper. The skin below my chin area also improved. My skin feels firmer and it evened out my skin tone.

3. Skin Hydrated with FOREO Serum Serum Serum

Travelling by plane makes our skin dry because of the low humidity. Enduring that for 21 hours will surely make any skin suffer - that is why moisturizing the skin during jetlag is important.

BEAR by FOREO Sweden has a serum that works in conjunction with it called Serum Serum Serum.  The serum uses the antioxidant power of squalene and hydrating hyaluronic acid to firm, renew, and replenish the skin. The combination of the pulsations and serum will definitely jumpstart a tired and weary skin.

Remember that a serum is always the better choice for parched skin compared to ordinary cream moisturizers.


In combination with my other FOREO favorites, I was able to recover faster from my jetlagged skin. BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN is definitely a must-have and worth the investment. There is no shortcut or magic that delivers instant results when it comes to beauty, but with continued and diligent use, FOREO products can help us improve our skin's health.

Oh! Lest I forget, FOREO released a new color for their BEAR.  It is now available in BEAR MINT color. If this is your favorite color, then take it as a sign to get your own FOREO BEAR!

The FOREO Sweden App is also updated featuring more features and details added like the Device information, How To Use, Device Care, Finding Device, Treatments, and Settings. 

Included in the update, there are three new treatments in using the FOREO BEAR. The three new treatments include: 

1. TOTAL FACIAL KNOCKOUT

This treatment's duration is 2.5 minutes challenging you with a high intensity facial muscles workout for an overall toned and sculpted complexion. Total Facial Knockout starts with application of serum. Workout of facial muscles starts from the cheeks to cheekbone area then the forehead. Afterwards, the workout will continue on the neck area and the V-shape of the face. 

This treatment covers all of the areas of the face.  

2. CONTOUR CARDIO

The duration for this treatment is 2.1 minutes with a high intensity workout for an overall toned and sculpted complexion. The treatment starts with the application of FOREO Serum Serum Serum followed by application of BEAR exercise on around the mouth area. Last workout is the muscles from cheeks to cheekbone area. 

3. GENTLE V-SHAPE YOGA

With a duration of 2.5 minutes, challenge yourself with high intensity workout for an overall toned and sculpted complexion. This treatment starts by spending almost a minute of microcurrent and T-sonic pulsations on neck area followed by the contour from chin to the end of jaw. 


You just need to download initially these three treatments then you are good to go! Each treatment starts with application of FOREO Serum Serum Serum. Depending on the treatment that you choose, it targets different parts of your face. For me though, my favorite is the Total Facial Knockout because it covers the overall toning and sculpting of my face. 

Cheers to a new life and healthier, better, glowing skin!

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