Friday, February 23, 2018

REVIEW : Miracle Fit Essence Concealer

Hi everyone. Today, I have another review about a good concealer that's good for everyone to use daily. As you all know by now, I come from the Philippines so wearing foundation is really uncomfortable especially on hot and humid days. I've learned this technique from my fave Youtuber Joan Kim. She recommended using a good concealer as your trusted foundation. Gladly guys, it works wonders. Please try it. Anyhow, let's get to know more this concealer right here first.

What's it about?
This name is the Miracle Fit Essence Concealer by Secret Key. It has SPF 30 / PA ++ also. It claims to cover skin blemishes quickly giving this healthy look. Additionally, it has green tea extract and green tea seed oil to promote hydration and moisture.

A photo of my hand without any product

L- no concealer / R- with the concealer

Notice the right side. My skin has become whiter and the surface looks smoother as well.

A close up look of the skin with the concealer on

* Whitening
* Sunblock protection
* Wrinkle care benefit

SHADE: I have here color 23 which is the natural beige.
TEXTURE: It is very light and easy to blend in the skin. Also, it is easy to pile and layer on the skin for that added coverage.
PACKAGING: Nothing fancy and just pretty straightforward.
COVERAGE: It's like from light to medium coverage. 

My Overall Thoughts
Well, another winner right here. Actually this product reminds me of the famous Missha's The Style Under Eye Brightener. It looks almost the same from its packaging actually. However, this one here is much much better because of its skin care benefits as well. 

Well, I've been using this for about two months or so as my go-to foundation and it really doesn't disappoint. If you're on the hunt of a good and reasonable concealer, then you must try this here.

*** You can read here my thoughts about the Missha's Under Eye Brightener HERE

*** This is where I got this product from ---> HERE

*** You can also use my DISCOUNT CODE A200A-YT4Q7TLP3400

Have you used this concealer right here? How was it? Let's share information and exchange relevant ideas then. That's it for me.
--- Belle

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Importance of Family In Our Lives + Vlog

Hey lovely friends. It's February and everybody calls this Love Month. I figured I would dedicate a blog post about love, family and everything in between. In the Philippines, family is considered as the simplest unit of society. This time I will highlight its importance in our lives.

Reasons Why Family Is Important In Our Lives
1. Helps to make who we are
It's all in the genes somehow. Our tendencies and behavioral patterns sometimes mirror each other in the family. Also, our parents help and mold us to be the best version we can be. With that being said, a big chunk of us is somehow credited to our family basically.

2. Creates memories
Let's admit it. Through the years, each member of the family tend to have different priorities and preferences in life. Let's include the rat race of course. It's also one disadvantage in the modern times we face. The more we spend time together, the more special moments are created one by one. It doesn't matter as long as it's quality time then it will always be precious to each one.

3. Aids to make better decisions
Our parents and including our older siblings are the best sources of advice and life lessons. Spending time with them also means we can consult and ask for better options in life, right? At least we can be guaranteed that our family will help us become better.

4. Relieves stress
Yes. Nothing beats a good family time I believe. It's like a good hug to your soul and senses as well. One, talking about anything under the sun gives you this sense of comfort  and assurance that whatever happens, they got your covered. Second, they may give criticisms but only for our development leading to a positive change. 

5. Nurtures positive behaviors
I believe in this. If you surround yourself with good people then that creates a ripple effect. Positive atmosphere leads to another positive thing or even a positive outcome. Plus, being in a positive environment with your family, makes you inspired and motivated to be the best person you can be.

Random Pics With My Family

My Vlog With Family

That's it for me. Let's continue to spread the love and positivity. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a good day ahead.
--- Belle

Thursday, February 8, 2018

My Product Empties # 21 : My Lucky Seven + 1

Good day guys! I have here my product empties # 21 but this is my first one for this year. Indeed, I've enjoyed most them, repurchased even and stopped using some. Let's get into it and I'll enumerate them one by one.

My Product Empties # 21 : My Luck Seven Products + 1
1. White Caviar Illuminating Moisturizing Cream

This cream brilliantly reduces signs of aging skin. The golden caviar-enriched formula leaves our skin with a luminous, even-toned and lifted appearance.
*Click the link HERE for more details about this amazing product.

VERDICT: It's really a must have for everybody. It's pricey but it totally works instantly. It gives me this happy and young glow from within.

2. Nursy Baby Wipes

It has 60 wipes plus 6 pieces more. It claims to be silky soft and extra thick. It is safe and gentle enough to use  to clean and moisturize baby's delicate skin. It's also alcohol-free and paraben free.

VERDICT: I didn't enjoy using this product. It dries out quickly and the essence of these wipes doesn't actually do what it is supposed to do. I just used this up and move on to my other wipes available here.

3. Moisture Skin Cream with Horse Oil by Loshi

It's a moisturizer that contains 100% oil which is secret ingredient to make young and beautiful skin. This cream nourishes the skin and it helps to fade away acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
*More details about this cream right HERE

VERDICT: It's a winner here. It's a good and reliable cream for the face and body as well. I put this on my elbow, feet and other body parts that need hydration. It totally works.

4. Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer

This is a good primer that does many things. First, it claims to minimize the appearance of pores on the skin. Next, it moisturizes and smoothens the surface of our skin. Lastly, it holds the make up in place for a good amount of time.
* My review about this primer right HERE.

VERDICT: This is a good primer but it's not really very heavy duty. For its price point, it's worth the buy.

5. Red Serum by Skin & Lab

This is a highly concentrated serum that contains red extracts which promote healthier skin turn-over cycle to fight against free radicals, dehydration and signs of aging.
*More in-depth review about this serum HERE

VERDICT: This is also a good serum to use regularly. I actually mix this with my moisturizer to boost its effect. So far so good. I see myself repurchasing this soon.

6. Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm

This is a cleansing balm that has like a sherbet texture. At first, it feels like a soft cream and once it touches your face/ skin, it melts into this light oil that you can use to spread, cleanse and massage into your skin.
* My review about this cleansing balm HERE

VERDICT: It's a good product to use to remove my make up. However, I didn't see myself reaching out to this frequently. Strange but true. For anyone, you can try this one because it really works anyhow.

7. Jeju Aloe 99% Fresh Soothing Gel by The Faceshop

This aloe gel is formulated to soothe and moisturize the skin. Actually this product has many uses like  a hand and body moisturizer, after shave gel, gel for treating sunburn to name a few.
* My review about this wonderful product can be seen HERE

VERDICT: Yes to this. We always have this in the house 24/7. If I'm not mistaken, this is my 4th tub already. It's that good and I won't get tired of repurchasing this. You should try it too.

8. Bundles of Sheet Mask

I'm pretty surprised that this month I have quite a lot of empties of these. Totally, I had about 10 pieces or more. I guess, my skin had been stressed with the holiday rush last Christmas and New Year season so I was like putting these masks on to compromise those. So far so good. Luckily, my skin has been behaving and I give credits to these sheet mask totally.
* I have reviewed this one HERE. The Lemon-Lime Mask by Boomdeahdah

VERDICT: I'm in love with sheetmasking these days undoubtedly. Try these masks especially these ones from Boomdeahdah. They're cheap and effective. 

Wow, that was quite a long list of empties I must say. Let's continue this series and get to know our likes and dislikes at the same time too. Do we have the same empties as well? Let me know and let's share ideas then. Till next time.
-- Belle

Sunday, February 4, 2018

REVIEW : Simple Light Moisturizer

Hello lovely friends. Now, let's talk about skin care most especially about moisturizer. Applying a good kind of moisturizer regularly boosts hydration in the skin which prevents flaking and dullness. It also creates a protective layer of moisture that lasts all day long. Here I have a Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer.

What's it about?
From the name itself, it is the hydrating light moisturizer. It's a perfect blend of multi-vitamins and skin-loving ingredients that keep our skin moisturized and pampered, carried on working for 12 hours. It's even perfect for sensitive skin.

It has simple packaging of white bottle, a green cap and logo. 

It comes out creamy but applies very smoothly on the skin. It also feels lightweight on the skin.

It is 125 ml.

*** It has 2 main VITAMINS - Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E
*** It has skin loving ingredients which are Glycerin and Borage Seed Oil
*** It has no artificial  perfume or color and no harsh chemicals so it won't upset your skin.
My normal skin

Left - normal skin / Right - the product on my skin

Left- no product / Right- the moisturizer being spread on my skin 

Left- normal skin / Right- the moisturizer was fully absorbed already.  It felt smoother and more hydrated.

My Overall Thoughts
Oh well, I'm pretty happy I got this for myself. It's perfect as an everyday moisturizer. Also, I layer this one about two times perhaps especially if I'm out and about for that intense hydration. 

This is very much suitable for young skin. For mature skin, this is good as a day moisturizer only.

Well, that's about it. Thank you LAZADA PH for giving us cheap prices and offering new skin care products as well.  Till next time.

Always stay beautiful inside and out.
--- Belle

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Things I'm Thankful For + My Recent Vlog

Hi lovely friends. This is just a random post about the things I'm greatly thankful for last year. I figured it was truly a good year of travelling to new places, catching up with friends and spending quality time with my significant others. Anyhow, let me enumerate these things.

Things I'm Thankful For
1. The Gift of Family
I'm blessed I'm given a good set of family ( parents, parents-in-law and siblings) . I can proudly say that I have a good support system assisting me achieve my dreams and helping me unconditionally. 

2. Weekend Nights
This I truly treasure. Weekend nights mean it's the time for me to slow down, unwind and basically detach myself from the net and computer ( which always reminds me of work).

3. Coffee + Tea + Milk Tea
Coffee because it fuels me up and gives me energy to start my day and be productive. Tea because it gives me peace of mind and basically calms me after work. Milk Tea because it gives me sweetness and pleasure at the same time. I just have this happy feeling when I drink this ( coffee / tea/ milk tea ) , I sit down and just do nothing even for a short time.

4. Baby Niece
I must admit this baby cutie has really captured my heart and attention. Babies always have this cute charm and adorable personality. FYI: Baby girl, you always brighten up my day for sure.

5. Vacation Time
I am blessed that I get to share my wanderlust soul with my hubby. Vacation time is the best time for us  to explore new places together sharing our passion for adventure and new experiences.

6. Cooking
I may be cooking at home for several years already but still I consider myself a newbie cook. Absolutely. Through the years, I've embraced the love for cooking, preparing nutritious meals and making them look presentable and appetizing in a way. Oh, did I mention, I love love going to grocery stores too. :)

7. Sales + Discounts + Giveaway Prizes
This makes me so happy and excited. I'm pleased to steal good bargains which really helped me save a lot of bucks for sure. Plus, I'm always always blessed to win some giveaway prizes which I get to share with my family and friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

8. Belly Laugh
This is always something fun and a good stress reliever. Writing this brings back so many memories which really made me burst into much laughter. Just imagine looking at my hubby do some silly dancing moves on the spot and it always hits the right spot to just laugh my heart out. Something random but always so candid. Cuteness overload indeed.

9. Journal and Diary Writing
This really makes me motivated, inspired and happy. It gives me this quiet time to reflect and  be grateful with everything may it be big  or small ones . Everything counts and all details matter definitely.

10. Dining Out
Yes please. Eating out is like a sweet escape of the norms. It gives me new experiences, a different twist of flavors and just pure bliss of eating good foods that comfort my soul.

11. Korean Dramas
Yes yes and more yes! Currently, I am watching The Golden Life, The Black Night and 2 Cops. Watching these dramas give me that kilig factor. Their actions, handsome actors of course ( I have to mention that) and just so entertaining. A good source of entertainment definitely.

12. Thoughtful Students
I've been an online teacher for many years and it's not everyday that I meet these handful students. Especially, last year, I was given a chance to meet some of them. Thank you for the warmth, kindness and thoughtfulness. My job is made easier by your presence.

13. Sweet Nothings
I may not be an affectionate person literally but getting / hearing / receiving these sweet nothings always melt my heart all the time. In this digital world we are in right now, receiving / hearing these things are very golden and should be treasured. 

14. Good Health
This is really my ultimate goal. I believe health is the foundation of every single thing. I'm very much thankful that I and my family are doing well and eating well too. It's a hard lesson to learn but we really should invest in our health and everything else follows smoothly.

15. The Local Market
I've never enjoyed going there not until I got married. Ha ha. Truth be told, I really enjoy going to Carbon ( the local wet market in Cebu) most especially because I love talking to the people there, haggling and basically buying from the farmers themselves. It's just a different feeling and it's also a humbling experience each time.

My Recent Vlog
I got inspired from this Christmas Village of Hope that's why I wrote the things I'm thankful for. Basically that's it for me. Thanks for dropping by. Let's all be grateful and count each day as a blessing. Hugs.
--- Belle

Sunday, January 21, 2018

REVIEW : Everyday Sheet Mask In Lemon-Lime Variant

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog. I have here a good sheet mask recommendation. I know I know the  past holiday rush was so hectic and stressful especially to our skin because of insufficient sleep, putting on makeup and all that jazz. Well, this is the one that I use. Trust me, it does make a lot of wonders. What I'm talking about is this Everyday Sheet Mask In Lemon-Lime Variant by Boomdeahdah which I found on Althea website. Let's get to know more this then.

What's it about?
It's a brightening mask pack to make our skin moisturized and fair at the same time. Both lemon and lime extracts ( the main ingredients of this) give vitamins and nutrition to our skin to make it  brighter and more revitalized. 

Instructions how to use ( found at the back)

The sheet mask

- It's a moisturizing skin care product.
- It gives a brightening effect instantly.
- It has a natural soothing effect.

My Overall Thoughts 
I am so happy I got this sheet mask. It is cheap but does the job as expected even way better. This definitely makes my tired skin looking fresh and happy after  I have this on. Next, it also brings back the moisture and gives me this healthy glow from within. The best part of this is it contains enough essence inside the pack so I use the remaining one for my neck, arms, elbow and feet as well.

If ever you're checking ALTHEA WEBSITE, I highly recommend this mask. It's so cheap ( I repeat) and it's perfect to use if you have some events and parties to attend to. It won't disappoint.

Have you ever used this sheet mask or any sheet mask from Boomdeahdah? Let's share our ideas and be friends. Till next time my friends. Let's stay beautiful inside and out.

--- Belle