Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mos Burger In Tokyo

Hello guys! I have here a good food recommendation if ever you happen to come across this store. Actually, I've always heard about this from the stories of my students on and on but never got the chance to try it out myself. When I was in Japan few months ago, I really didn't miss the chance and dine there myself. So far so good and even better than what I've imagined actually. Guys, let me introduce my random food diary.


My Random Food Diary: Mos Burger







Top 5 Reasons To Try This
  • Everything on the menu looks delicious and even healthier than the other fastfood chains around.
  • You can experience that fast Japanese culture there without sacrificing the quality and flavor.
  • The flavor is really good and you can even try their signature dishes like the rice burger and teriyaki ones.
  • The prices are really very competitive and reasonable.
  • If you're lucky enough, try to catch and experience their seasonal foods. I'm pretty sure you'll love them. :)
THE BEST PART is they have an English menu that caters to foreign diners. :) Hurray.

More Information about this  
Price range: About 300 yen and up
Location7丁目1−8 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

There you have it friends. That sums up my food adventure for today. Thanks for taking the time to visit and read my blog. I appreciate it.  Anyhow, take care and always be healthy.
---Belle

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++

Hello guys! As you already know I'm into skin care products that are actually effective and safe to use for the skin. Through the years, most products I've used are Korean ones mostly then I thought why not try this Belo Sunexpert Tinted Sunscreen. Yes, it's a sunscreen and we have to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun all the time even if it's cloudy outside. Let's get to know more this.


What's it about?
It's a tinted sunscreen that has a medium to deep shade. Also, it claims to have SPF 50 and PA +++ that ensures protections against the harsh UV rays, Tone Adapt Technology that evens out skin tone, conceals fine lines, wrinkles and other skin imperfections and has a Cell Protect technology that makes the skin strong against premature aging.





This is how the product looks like. It's like a similar consistency of a Korean BB cream.

After spreading it on, the surface of the skin looks smoother and brightened somehow. :)

This is how my skin looks after my regular skin care routine and this sunscreen. ( Just I added some brows + lippie and eyeliner though )

PROS 
  • It's very lightweight  and easy to use.
  • It somehow evens out the skin and make it smooth.
  • It has this brightening effect on the skin.
  • It dries quickly.
  • It doesn't feel sticky or greasy on the skin.
  • It can act like a primer and a sunscreen at the same time.
  • The SPF 50 and PA +++ is a good point that you're really protected under the heat of  the sun.

CONS
  • It really doesn't cover your dark under eye circles and other skin flaws. Other than that, I have no complaints anymore.

My Overall Thoughts
I'm satisfied with this product since it is like a skincare and beauty product all in one tube. I highly recommend this on days where you want your skin to breathe. Just put on your regular skin care regimen, this sunscreen and some concealer and you're good to go. 

Hope you find this helpful. Take care and be happy always.
---Belle

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Trendy Box # 8 Dis A Pore Box from Althea

What's up guys? How have you been? Well, I have here something new. I was totally hesitant to do this unboxing video because of my fear of talking but I figured why not do it. That way, one step at a time, I'll be able to overcome that and at the same time present something new on my blog. 

Friends, I now present this box. It's the Trendy Box # 8 that's called Dis a Pore Box from Althea website. This box is specifically dedicated to minimizing pores and dealing with enlarged pores at the same time.

Original Price for all 6 items is P4,694. 
Althea's offer is only P 1,269.


My Unboxing Video of the Trendy Box #8


Quick Summary of the Items Inside the Box


1. Torriden Banchic Spa Pads  (10 sheets)


FUNCTION: The charcoal powder and peat water ingredients remove dead skin cells and absorb sebum at the same time. The product also improves the pH balance of our skin.

2. Caolion Premium Pore White Cake Pack

FUNCTION: The ingredients it has are responsible for brightening and toning the skin. In addition, it has a cooling effect to tighten the pores. Plus, it also removes dead skin cells to get that instant smooth and whitened face.

3. Etude House Fix and Fix Pore Primer

FUNCTION: It's effective for achieving that poreless look and making the skin tone even. It also claims to hold excessive sebum to achieve that smooth skin texture.

4. Innisfree No Sebum X Emoji Mineral Powder

FUNCTION: It's a mineral powder that absorbs excessive sebum to achieve that bright and smooth skin. It's works like an oil control film but even better and even without cake-ing.

5. Torriden Banchic Oil Control Powder Mist

FUNCTION: It helps to soothe and calm our pores and skin and also absorbs the excess sebum. It can also be used to oily hair if you desire to.

6. Mi By K Tu Mask Pack (1 piece that consists of 2 kinds )

FUNCTION: The upper part of the mask is specifically targeting the sensitive and oily T-zone. It calms and soothes the skin to make the skin smooth.
The lower part of the mask is directly targeting the saggy and dry U-zone. It revitalizes and hydrates the skin down there. 

There you have it my friends. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you find this helpful. Unfortunately, this trendy box is sold out as of the moment. Do check out the website once in a while because they bring out new sets every week if my memory serves me right. If you fancy more items on Althea, you can check this link for more interesting deets.

Let's all take care of our skin and invest in them. Take care guys. Till next time.
---Belle

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: Aqua Blossom White Effect OLED Cream

Hello my beautiful friends. How are you doing so far? I am back to introduce a good cream that has good benefits. I found this accidentally while browsing the sale section on Althea website. I got intrigued and purchased it. :) Well, let's continue this review.


What's it about?
White Effect OLED Cream contains diamond powders and claims to bring a clear and pure skin because it is using pearl extracts instead of purified water. It also contains authentic whitening ingredients as much as possible which feels like a fresh cream. It promotes brightening the user's skin color immediately.









After one pump

After 2 pumps

This is how the cream looks like on my hand.

Spreading the cream... Takes a while to spread though
Viola! Instant brightness is achieved! :)

SIZE: It is 50 g.
PACKAGING: It's very chic and expensive looking packaging. There's a button on top that you can press down so that the product comes out.
TEXTURE: The product at first appears thick but very easy to manage on the skin.
CONSISTENCY: Though the product is easy to work with, the absorption takes a while somehow. It needs some patting for the product to fully get absorbed and sink deep into the skin.



My Overall Thoughts
Overall, I was pretty amazed how fast the brightening results are on the skin. How my skin feels after putting it on? At first, my skin feels very oily and greasy especially on hot and humid days. ( Note: My skin type is combination skin.) I was very confused that time and tried using it again and again until I figured it out how to make it actually work. 

Well, I'll give you some tips how to make this product work very effectively.
  • You can use this cream as a primer. Use this cream with your regular moisturizer since this cream leaves a matte finish.  Putting on some setting powder also makes the product work even better.
  • You can use this as a whitening cream for your elbow, knees and any body parts that need brightening.
  • NOTE: I don't recommend this to oily skin type. 

Once the product has completely set, the face really is less oily and looks radiant and glowing. That's a wrap guys. Thanks for reading this entry. Hope you find it helpful. Always take care and be happy.
--Belle

Monday, June 19, 2017

Japanese Drugstore Shopping and Seeing the Cherry Blossom in Tokyo

Hello guys! Just imagine yourself you're inside a candy store with lots of great stuffs and the variety is endless. What do you think about it? It feels amazing, right? That was basically my feelings when I was inside a drugstore in Japan. Unlimited happiness will all smiles from ear to ear.



Matsumoto Kiyoshi is one of Japan's most famous drugstore. It literally has more cosmetics products available. It also sells drugstore related goods, skincare products, some snacks, beauty tools and many more items for females.

My Favorite Drugstores 
Matsumoshi Kiyoshi in Shibuya and Sapporo Drugstore in Ueno

sheet masks

products for the eyes

assorted products

some products for the cheeks

some skin care products

fragrances
drooling


TIPS how to Shop Effectively
1. Always research ahead.
It really helps. By doing this, you can already imagine a rough estimate how much you're willing to spend and the kind of items you might end up buying. Also, when you research ahead, it filters the good stuffs from the bad ones. That means you're only buying the best sellers.

2. You can always ask.
If you have Japanese friends, ask them for good products and especially the effective ones. That way, you'll get your money's worth absolutely. Also, you can ask the staff in the store if the you're really buying the right ones. It's better to be sure than to be sorry in the end.

3. Always check if the shop has a tax free system.
Of course, shopping and saving some money in return always feel rewarding. That way, you can really maximize your financial resources at that same time too.

4. You can always try something new.
This is like a sweet little treat to yourself. You can like try some products by actually swatching them. If it's reasonable, then why not buy it. It's not everyday that you can travel to Japan. I'm sure one or two products won't burn the pockets.

5. It doesn't mean it looks pretty and cute then you're buying it instantly.
Sometimes looks can be deceiving. I tell you. Being inside a Japanese drugstore is like a maze filled with wonderful and kawaii products. Your heart gets too excited and that adrenaline rush gives a message to your brain that you'll buy all. Well, think and consider it many times before buying it. If it's functional and if you think you can use it everyday, then buy it. If it's just because it's new and trendy, then it might be just a temporary feeling of liking the product. Being a wise consumer is always way cooler than just hoarding things and wasting money after. :)



My Travel Vlog


There you have it my friends. Hope you find it helpful. Let's all continue to work hard, enjoy and travel to many wonderful places. Take care and be happy always.

---Belle

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

PHAT Pho : A Vietnamese Restaurant in Cebu

I have here another food recommendation that's perfect for the rainy days. From the title itself, I'll be talking about PHAT Pho. It's basically a Vietnamese restaurant which is run by The Abaca Group. Since they are now easily available in Ayala terraces, that's a pretty good reason to try and experience good foods the Vietnamese way. 

Photo Diary of My Food Adventure
wall decoration

My table - Waiting for my food :)

The atmosphere at that time

Hi! We are excited to eat.


The food lovers in us

Left- Fresh spring rolls and Right- Pho Special with meatballs, shaved beef and tendon 

PHO Special  ^ ^

Freshest spring rolls

Chicken Satay


Where are they located in Cebu?
  • Crossroads Mall, Banilad
  • Robinson's Cybergate, Uptown
  • Robinson's Galleria
  • Ayala Center Cebu

My Food Vlog


Top 5 Reasons to Check out this Restaurant
  • They are famous for their most flavorful PHO. 
  • They serve foods with the freshest ingredients with yummy flavors.
  • Their customer service is pretty admirable. It's quick and very accommodating.
  • The restaurant has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
  • It's the best place to be with close friends and family sharing good foods and laughter together.  

There you have it my friends. I'm pretty sure you're now salivating after reading this one. I'm just kidding. I truly recommend this place for that Vietnamese vibe without going out of the country. I'm sure you'll love it too. Till next and see you in my next food adventure.
Stay hungry and take care.
---Belle

Etude House Double Lasting Foundation in Sand

Hello guys! I have here another new discovery about a good foundation. It's been raved online and I happened to see this on Althea webs...