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Quick Everyday Makeup Look Using Althea Makeup

Sunday, March 10, 2019 Philippines


QUICK EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK USING ALTHEA MAKEUP

Hello Beauties! Can you feel the summer here in the Philippines? We also have the problem of water supply so I do not use much makeup lately because I know I need to remove it quickly without the use of water and facial wash. This is just one of my ways to conserve water. Also, being a busy-bee, I needed a quick fresh makeup look. 

So today, let me share with you a quick natural makeup look that will only take in less than 10 minutes. All you have to do is use Althea's newest makeup collection and it will be easy breezy. 


So where do we start? I start by concealing the dark circles under my eyes. I actually tested all the Althea's Flawless Creamy Concealers and it all worked for my skin tone (I am MAC NC20 with warm undertone) but the best shade for me that looks natural is Ginger or Honey. First, I apply the concealer in dots or lines under my eyes. 


As you can see, it greatly decreased the dark circles under my eyes and yet it still looks natural. If you wanted to highlight your cheeks area and under your eyes, you can always choose a lighter shade of concealer.


There are four shades of concealers available in Vanilla, Ginger, Honey, and Vanilla containing 6g of product for only 200php each. 


Next step, I protected the fresh acne breakouts with Althea's Skin Relief Spot Film Gel. It is quite sticky but has a cooling sensation. Make sure to just apply it on the spot concerned. I tried capturing it close up using my DSLR but it cannot capture the film gel on my pimple. Its color is clear and not noticeable. After I let the spot film gel dry, I applied a concealer over it. This tube only costs 240php for a 15ml product. 

 

After the application of the spot film gel and concealer, my next step is to apply some color into my eyes using the Sunrise Moonrise Palette. All the colors included in the eye shadow palette are neutral to pinkish colors that are easy to use for everyday look. You can combine three to four colors to create a more defined look but if you want to save time, two shades are enough. 


In this case, I used two eye shadow shades on my eyes. The nude shade that I applied all over my eye area as base color. Then I used the shimmering bronze-like shade for more color. 


All the shades have nice pigments and has a soft and smooth powder that makes it easy to apply on my eyes. The palette costs 1780php. 


To make it more defined. I used the Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter on the edge of my eyelids. You can also wear the eye glitter alone but you can appreciate the glitter more if there is a base or other color applied into your skin first. This eye glitter gel is 300php per tube with 4.5ml product. 



Of course, makeup is not complete without a nice lipstick shade. Althea created a Water Color Cream Tint. It is best to soak your lips with this tint first then remove it because it will leave a nice, even shade on your lips that looks natural. Plus, it lasts long too. Each lipstick costs 260php. 



While doing your whole makeup look, you can actually soak your whole lips with this tint so that the color will stick to your lips. 


I leave it on for at least one to two minutes before I wiped it off with tissue. Next, to create an ombre looking lips, I apply the tint again only in the inner part of my lips. 


Again I leave it on for at least one to two minutes before wiping it off. Then the whole look is done! Natural ombre looking lips!


Check out the whole look below with the shade Plum Cream used. For the eyebrows, I used Etude Drawing Eye Brow Pencil that I also got from Althea and for the cushion, I used the Sulwhasoo - a nice cushion - also available at Althea. 

 

This look is easy to do so I hope that my tips will help you copy this look! All of these items are now available at Althea so make sure to check it out! Thank you for visiting my page and let us stay connected in my social media accounts! 

My First Eyelash Extension At Stylash

Friday, March 8, 2019 Philippines


MY FIRST EYELASH EXTENSION AT STYLASH

Hello Beauties! Enough for the product reviews because for this day's blog post, I will be sharing with you my first ever experience of eyelash extension! 

Getting an eyelash extension has been in my must-do experiences but I always delay it. After seeing my fellow Blogger Babes though having all the luscious lashes done and they started encouraging me to try it, I finally did! 

However, I was not able to try the salons that they visit because it is quite out of the way for my agenda of the day. I thought, I will just try it first in the nearest Eyelash service near my gym...it is located at Stylash inside Trinoma's Landmark Department Store. I cannot wait for other day to try it other than this day. Specially since I just had my eyebrows cleaned too at Benefit. I thought, let me pamper my eye area for the whole day! 

Another thing that made me finally do it was when I saw that it was also on promo price of 20% off the price for their three services: Superstar, Full Diva, and Maxx Lash. 


My only experience on my lashes is perming and the most recent one is Strokes Premier's Keratin Lift. I thought that I will just give the lashes extension a try, if the price will be worth the length of stay of the extensions on my natural lashes. If not, I will just stick to the Keratin Lift. :)

The specialist suggested the Full Diva on me. A human hair will be used to make it look natural, 300 pieces of lashes will be used with 10mm length, and the shape is C-shape. Since it was my first time, I followed her suggestion. 

The place is not that comfortable with all the buzzing inside the Department Store that can be heard specially since it is placed beside a hair salon (Imagine all the noise of the blow driers.). But for the short time that I would be staying, I do not mind it at all. Plus, the couch that I laid on is cozy. The procedure took for about an hour. 

Besides the noise, the only discomfort that I experienced during the procedure is the strong scent of the glue. Next time, I will be bringing a mask with me or maybe a handkerchief to cover my nose. Other than that, there are no irritation nor any painful part throughout the procedure. The only painful part that I felt is after opening my eyes. I can feel the sting of the glue on my eyes. But the specialist handed me a hand held fan that can easily dry the glue and minimize the sting on my eyes. 

The sting lasted around 10 to 15 minutes with occasional minimal stinging that can be felt up to an hour. I noticed that I could feel the sting when I get teary. Anyway, I wanted this. No pain no gain, right? When it comes to beauty, I definitely believe that saying. You should practice it too. (It is my mantra while having a threading or waxing done on my brows and upper lip area.)

The only advice that I was given after the procedure is that I should not wet my eye area for at least 12 hours for better sticking of the lashes and glue. Also, to have a re-touch done after two weeks. 

Anyway, the price for the Full Diva is 1600php, less 20% so I only paid 1280php. Not bad for a full lash look that it gave on my eyes. I am happy with my experience despite the discomfort of the glue after the procedure. Specially seeing the beauty that it added on my look. I knew I will have it done all over again. 

Check my photos of before and after below: 



What do you guys think? Are you interested to try it too? You can see the list of their services and prices of Stylash below. Stylash accepts cash and credit card payments. Pay first before the procedure will be done.  Just a reminder, this is not sponsored and I paid for the service. I just wanted to share my experience with you Beauties that is why I posted a review about it on my blog. I hope you find this post helpful and let us stay connected on my social media pages. :)

7 Benefits of Using Crestar Ceiling Fans

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Philippines

Photo Image Courtesy To Crestar Ceiling Fans

 7 BENEFITS OF USING CRESTAR CEILING FANS

As far as I can remember, my family has always used ceiling fans in our home, specially in the living area and kitchen area. Back in the days, I thought that the purpose of ceiling fans is to save space from using desktop or stand fans. 

Now that I am old enough, I finally understood the real purpose of ceiling fans. The reason that I commonly see it in HGTV homes that were built even on houses in a cold environment. I mean, do you also watch shows that are building or renovating houses? Ceiling fans are always present! Have you noticed? 

It is because there are a lot of benefits that you could get from using ceiling fans. One of the brands that you can trust in buying Ceiling Fans is Crestar. Established in 2004, the company gained a good reputation in Singapore even on its early days leading to be the market player in Singapore for ceiling fans. Crestar Ceiling Fans offers a wide range of fan designs and purposed and they also include selling accessories for their fans like lights and regulators. Besides the varying designs, it is also equipped with the newer version of Alumi Motor TM, new premium models of designs like Icol Series, Skylite Series, and Rainlite Series. The Rainlite or Skylite Plus Series now comes with 6 speed remote controls for maximum functions. 

Guided with Crestar's innovated ceiling fans, let me share with you some of the benefits that you can gain in using one. 
1. Ventilation

During warm season (summer), the angled blades of the fan will help in keeping the room fresh and well ventilated as it pushes the air down in the room instead of staying in the ceiling during a counterclockwise setting. 

For winter, with clockwise setting, it will keep the cool air up to push the warm air around the room. Making you save more energy from using heaters. 

2. Energy Saving

Ceiling fans does not need a lot of energy consumption. It can also be a good replacement of fans or heaters as much as possible that it can provide comfort alone. 

3. Illumination

Most ceiling fans like the ones available from Crestar, provides lighting too. So you will have both ventilation and lighting in just one product. 

4. Decoration

Besides bringing comfort, ceiling fans do increase the beauty of your home specially if you partner the design in style of your home. 

5. Keeps insects away

Living in a tropical country, I am afraid that we cannot avoid flies. With a ceiling fan, its strong breeze keeps the flies away. That is why my parents always install a ceiling fan in the kitchen or dining area. 

6. Safety

Since the ceiling fans are installed in the ceiling, the blades are away from children's hands. Less worry that they will be injured from playing with it. 

7. Affordable

Most ceiling fans even from prestigious brand such as Crestar are affordable. 

How about you, does your home have a ceiling fan? Share it with me! 

For more information about Crestar Ceiling Fans, you can directly go to their website to contact them for product availability. 

7 Health Benefits of Snow Caps Glutathione

Monday, March 4, 2019 Philippines


7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF SNOW CAPS GLUTATHIONE

As a nurse, whenever I hear people say about how much they would like to use Glutatathione almost on a daily basis. Whether be it from my coworkers, doctors, patients or even strangers. Sadly, the reason that I gather from most of them is because for its whitening purposes. They seem to forget that whitening is just one of the side effects of the drug. Glutathione has many benefits for the body aside for skin whitening. It is just there is a common conception that Glutathione is just for whitening alone. I think people notice the superficial effect. 

However, have you thought about Glutathione's other health benefits that you can get? The important reason on why you should take Glutathione? I will happily share with you the benefits that you could get from Glutathione. But before I share it with you, make sure that you take trusted Glutathione supplements in the market only. One brand that I truly trust and delighted to share with you is Snow Caps L-Glutathione Dietary Supplement. Nurse Christine approved! 

According to Health Line, Glutathione is an antioxidant that can be found in cells that comprises three large amino acids namely the glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. The level of our antioxidant in the body reduces in poor nutrition, environmental toxins and simply by being stressed. Plus add the factor of aging. That is why we need Glutathione in our body to help it detoxify and battle harmful toxins. 

With that said, let me breakdown with you the benefits of using Glutathione. 

1. Anti-Aging

One of the first use that I would share is its Anti-Aging benefits. As an antioxidant, Glutathione will detoxify our cells (the oxidative stress cells) that will prevent aging. The more oxidative stress that we have in our body, the faster the cells will age which in turn will make your body feel and look older. With Gluthatione, they battle off these oxidative stress and detoxify the cells creating a more healthier cells inside the body. Also, oxidative stress contributes to cancer cells too! (Stay away oxidative stress!)

2. Antioxidant 

Second benefit, Glutathione targets liver. Since it is an antioxidant, it improves the enzymes and bilirubin levels in the blood of individuals with alcoholic or fatty liver diseases. I remember, there is a physician who advised me that if you wanted to take Glutathione as a whitening supplement, avoid drinking alcohol because instead of its side effect in whitening, the drug will work and focus in cleaning your liver. The effect of whitening will decrease. Take note of that because Glutathione even in oral forms can be expensive. 

3. Cure For Hang Over

Since Glutathione helps in liver as an antioxidant, it is actually good in curing your alcohol hang over. Like I said, it can oppose the effect of the alcohol but the effect of whitening can be lessened if you always consume alcohol together with Glutathione. 

I occasionally drink so I usually do not suffer from hang over but when I know that I will be going out for the night to drink some alcohol, I know I am more protected because of the Glutathione that I am taking. 

4. Aids Fertility

There are studies and incidences that people taking Glutathione that it aids in fertility. So if you are planning to have a baby anytime in the near future, you might want to take Glutathione supplements. 

5. Better Sleep

As an antioxidant, it can also help you sleep better and comfortably. I sleep better without any difficulty when I started taking Glutathione regularly. 

6. Whitening 

For Snow Caps L-Glutathione, it contains a reduced Glutathione. It does not mean reduced, that you will get fewer benefits. L-Glutathione is a form of Glutathione that can be readily absorbed by the body to effectively boost Glutathione levels. With each capsule of Snow Caps, it contains 500mg of L-Glutathione, 100mg of Vitamin C needed for faster absorption, and 100mg of Alpha Lipolic Acid. By taking this daily, it will help reduce melanin production. This is the third reason to love Glutathione. The common reason why people love to take them. To turn our skin lighter. 

Besides the whitening, it can also make my skin glow naturally. 

7. Immune System Booster

Last reason, it simply boosts the immune system. It increases our ability in fighting off infection. I had read an article online (read it here: https://hormonesbalance.com/articles/how-ive-preparing-for-my-surgery-and-post-surgery-updates/) that she used a Glutathione in preparation for her surgery. To help her body fight off infection and strengthen it. As a precaution though, always check with your physician first before you do this.  



You can buy Snow Caps L-Glutathione Dietary Supplement for only 1495php for 30 capsules. Recommended dosage is one capsule to two capsules a day with or without meals. It is available in all leading drugstores or simply buy it online at  https://vidanutriscience.com/.

Althea: Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

Saturday, March 2, 2019 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: ALTHEA'S PORE PURIFYING SERUM CLEANSER

Hello Beauties! I am back for a review about a cleansing product. Are you familiar with Micellar Water, Foam Cleansers, Oil Cleansers, and so much more? Well, there are a lot of types of cleansers available in the market but do you know what is best for your skin? 

In 10 Steps Korean Skincare, the number one is cleansing or exfoliating. It includes deep cleansing before you use a facial wash which is Step 2. In my case, I either use a Micellar Water, Skin Detoxers or Exfoliating products. Sometimes though, my skin is either still dirty because Micellar Water is not enough or sometimes too raw because of the exfoliant. That is why I am happy to discover this Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser by Althea. 

This cleanser is oil based which means it can cleanse my skin well without stripping off its natural moisture. Are you excited to learn more about it? Let's go! 

Brand: Althea

Type: Serum (Oil) Cleanser

Weight: 150ml

Product Description: (According from Althea) A purifying cleanser with a serum-like formula that can remove makeup, dirt and oil without drying out the skin.  Balances the pH levels of the skin to ensure it stays healthy.


Ingredients: (From Althea's website) Water, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cyclomethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance


Pros: 

This serum cleanser contains important ingredients such as Mint Leaf Extract that cools down the skin and soothes irritations, Jojoba Seed Oil that deeply moisturizes any dryness without feeling heavy, and Tea Tree Leaf Extract that has antibacterial properties that purify the skin. 

It is true that this product can deeply cleanse my skin from dirt and yet it keeps my skin well hydrated. The moisture remains. Just to test how much dirt it would take from my skin, I used a cotton pad to remove the serum cleanser instead of rinsing it off. (Check my cotton pad sample below.)

The cleanser was able to remove my stubborn makeup products such as waterproof eyeliner and brow liner, and the ever hard to remove Maybelline's Super Stay Matte Inks! 

My skin is lighter and smoother after I washed off the cleanser. 

It has a nice mint-like scent that makes you feel refreshed while using it. 

This cleanser suits all skin types. If you have a sensitive skin, do not fret since this one is very gentle. 

Affordable for a 150ml bottle priced at 430php. 

Cons: None noted.


SWATCH:



HOW MY COTTON PAD LOOKS LIKE AFTER I REMOVED THE CLEANSER: 


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 430php


Thank you so much for reading my review! I hope you find this article helpful. 

Althea: Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Philippines


PRODUCT REVIEW: ALTHEA'S STAY FRESH BODY SPARKLING MIST

Althea is known for their products with great collaboration and for this body sparkling mist, Althea collaborated with the Indonesian Star, Titi Kamal! Embodying the elegance and beauty of Titi Kamal, it has a sparkling mix of sweet orange and peach with rosy floral notes. It is a gentle perfume that lingers on the body for a long-lasting fragrance. 


Shall we go into the details? 

Brand: Althea

Type: Body Mist

Scent: Combination of Orange, Peach, and Rose

Weight: 100ml

Ingredients: (From Althea's website) 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

Pros: 

When I first tried it, I love that it has a non-sticky formula for a body mist. Plus, the scent is quite addicting to smell. The rose for me overpowers the fragrance of the orange and peach. But that is really fine with me since I love the scent of roses. 

Since it is a body mist, it can be used in any skin types. You can spray it directly to your body. The bottle contains 100ml of perfume so it is lightweigh and easy to bring with you. 

The main ingredients, Damask rose water keeps the skin hydrated and gives a gentle fragrance. The Orange flower extract refreshes the senses, that is why wearing this body mist gives me more energy. The Elder flower extract cools and soothes the skin that is why it is also refreshing.

For a body mist, this one lasts long! I applied it in the inside of my wrists even with frequent hand washing at work, the scent still lingered. 

Cons:

Well, if you dislike strong perfumes, you might want to try this first before purchasing. 

SWATCH:




Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 5/5

Price: 450php

Where to buy? https://ph.althea.kr/stay-fresh-body-sparkling-mist

This is a good find for a perfume, you should try it from Althea Korea! Let us stay connected and have a chat with my social media accounts. 

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