Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Birthday Vlog Part 2 + Meeting his Pet, Scooby + Top 5 Reasons To Eat At Home

Here's the part 2 of his birthday vlog. Aside from spending his birthday the Viking's style, we decided to spend it at home with family as well. That way, we could spend more time with them and do the cooking by ourselves. Nothing beats cooking together and eating a heart meal with your significant others.

His Birthday Vlog Part 2

5 Reasons Why Celebrating Birthdays At Home Is Better
1. Save Money
True that. By celebrating your birthdays at home means you can maximize your budget to prepare the foods and drinks that you want. An added bonus also is you can ask some friends and family to bring what foods they can share for everybody to enjoy. A win-win solution definitely.

2. Family Time
Yes to this. Family time should be regarded as a priority these days. Spending your special events at home is always a good time to savor the moment and just have fun. That way, your relationship gets to be deeper and better as  time goes by.

3. Know what you are eating
I like this part right here. By preparing the foods and drinks at home means that you have this guarantee about the foods' quality and nutrition. We know how our foods are prepared and that is good enough to enjoy the party without the guilt-feeling afterwards.

4. Your portion control will be better.
Strangely but it works that way. The size of the foods on the table sometimes may look huge enough that we just eat little and not really cheat and overeat. In addition, you know you can eat longer at home so there's no pressure at all to eat everything at once.

5. Less likely to gain weight.
True. Why? The answer is very easy. The kinds of foods and drinks you can prepare and personalize if you prefer actually. That way, you can be sure that only the good kinds of nutrients and vitamins are consumed by the whole family members. 

There you have it my friends. Thank you for dropping by. Hope you all have a good day. Take care.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Birthday Vlog: His Birthday at Viking's SM City Cebu

Welcome back everyone. Today, I'll share with you our personal experience how we celebrate our birthday. :) This time, we chose the Viking's way and we figured that it would be reasonable because of their birthday promo. It's like if you dine on your birth date, then yours will be free as long as you bring along one company with you. Quite a good deal right? Let me share some snippets and our vlog at the same time too.

Some snapshots of that day

Birthday Vlog

My blog posts before of Vikings about my first time there and top 10 reasons to try dining there

Thank you Viking's for making my hubby's birthday extra special and sweet. We surely did have a good time. Our tummies were happy and satisfied. Till the next food journey.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Celebrating Althea's 2nd Birthday and My Haul

Hello guys. I am back here to showcase my haul from Althea Korea. It's not really much compared to the other ones I've done before. I just wanted to spend my points and bought the items that really were on sale and captured my attention as well. Let's dig in.

The Althea Birthday Box ^ ^

A Teapot Party with my very own Althea goodies

Why it's the best time of the year to shop?
- Sale is everywhere. I kid you not.
-Birthday giveaway everyday
-Contests and promos
-All sorts of exciting things

Here's my Althea Haul
1. Nella Multi Toning Essence Honey1 Snail

It's a toner + lotion + essence all in one product. It claims to deeply nourish the skin because it has honey, royal jelly and propolis. It's also responsible for restoring skin's elasticity and brightening the skin.

It really improves my skin texture making it smoother and softer. Plus, it saves my money and time since it's a 3-in-1 product already.

2. Missha Under Eye Brightener - GIVEAWAY, Got this as a FREEBIE

It's a watery liquid concealer that covers blemishes and dark circles. I've reviewed this before and kindly click on the link more details about this product.

3. Etude House Double Lasting Foundation in Sand

It's a long lasting foundation that provides a perfect coverage. It feels very light and smooth on the skin when used.

I really love this foundation. It covers skin blemishes pretty decently. It also makes my skin less oily throughout the day and most especially it gives that natural flawless look.

4. It's Skin Waterfull Highlighter Polish in 02

It has a natural shine effect that gives a natural glowing skin. Its formula that is a liquid consitency like that of a nail polish provides a radiant and dewy complexion. 

It's easy to use and blend on the skin. That silky and dewy finish it gives the skin is very flattering. But it isn't long lasting especially on hot and humid days.

5. Secret Key Miracle Fit Essence Concealer

It's a concealer with a creamy texture. It claims to cover skin imperfections with just one touch. It also easy to layer for that high coverage effect but still gives a natural finish.
( I didn't open this product yet since I have the Missha one. No first impressions for this one guys. Sorry. Opps.)

That's it for me today. I'd like to grab this chance to thank Althea for always giving us amazing and genuine products all the time. Thank you for my points also. Happy 2nd Birthday once again and more years to come. As always, let's all stay beautiful inside and out.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Random Vlogging Day : International Travel Festival And Eating Japanese Foods Again

Good day everyone! I'd love to share here my random vlog. If some of you are wondering how my weekend looks like, then this one right here gives you a glimpse how I spend it. Basically, I and hubby go out and try going to events like this to somehow grab some good deals for future travel escapades.  Well, it was quite a productive day and ended it with delicious Japanese foods from Sachi. :) 

*Here's my random vlog here.

*Here's the link of the festival. Do catch it next time. 

* I also did a blog about this Japanese restaurant before.

That's all for now. Stay tuned for my next vlog. Till next time.
Always have a smile on your face guys.
--- Belle

Friday, August 11, 2017

Things I've Learned from My Cute Niece + A Video of Her Birthday Shoot

Hello everyone. Recently, my niece just turned one and it was actually a happy event. A milestone for the family indeed. She's grown a lot, laughed genuinely and can do so many things already. Sometimes she acts like a little lady wonderfully. Friends, let me introduce her. She's Zsofia and she's a happy 1-year-old baby.

A Video of Her Birthday Shoot

Some Photos of her birthday shoot

5 Things I've Learned From My Niece 
1. A baby's brain is amazing.
True indeed. Her brains just basically absorbs everything she hears and sees. Strangely, she remember those new information the next time also. Plus, babies sometimes utter some expressions suddenly if the situation demands them too. How amazing.

2. There's joy in every single thing.
Every little thing is always interesting and fun for babies. It can be just with your laughter, the sound of animals, making faces and all those instances. Babies easily feel happy in almost every little moment. This reminder is sometimes being forgotten by adults sadly. Let's find joy and happiness in whatever we do / pursue in life.

3. Never give up.
Yes it may sound easy but actually difficult to do for adults. Just take for instance, observe  baby who just starts walking. It is actually a struggle at first but then again, they may fall and stumble but still try and until they do it successfully. In addition, they do cry but still after a few minutes, they try doing it again. No complaints whatsoever. It's just pure willingness that we see in them.

4. Explore and don't be afraid.
The world in the eyes of a small baby is full of wonders and beautiful things. Everything is new, colorful and just vibrant. Babies really are aggressive and hungry to explore every single thing and every chance you give them, they get it. That curiosity in them is a big force that teaches their hearts to just go and experience life as it is.

5. Smile and take no revenge.
Smile and the world smiles back at you. It's a simple as that. No pretending. No doubts. No suspicions. Just pure smile and innocence. How I wish the world is still like that. Well, at least in the mind of a child, it still is. Smile. Spread kindness. Forgive. Enjoy life because we only live once.

There you have it my friends. I'm happy to share this personal milestone of my niece. Hope you learned something from it also. Let's all smile and face life with a positive heart and a determined spirit to just go and pursue our dreams. Live well and always be happy.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Skincare Products from La Prairie

Hi guys. It's a new month and that means it's also high time to introduce new products. As a skincare junkee like I am, I was beyond thrilled to receive these products. I have here 3 products from a Swiss brand named La Prairie.

La Prairie is a famous brand all over the world. Basically, it is founded with the sole purpose that is to offer a path to rejuvenation. Through the years, the brand continues to strive for excellence combined with scientific innovation and splendid ingredients to bring out the best versions of ourselves.

I'll introduce 3 products here from their White Caviar Collection. It's truly meant for brightening and firming.
1. White Caviar Illuminating Moisturizing Cream

How the product looks 
This cream brilliantly reduces the most stubborn challenges of aging skin. The golden caviar-enriched formula  leaves skin with a luminous, even-toned and lifted appearance

  • Skin looks firm and lifted.
  • The visible of aged spots and uneven skin tone tend to diminish.
  • The skin becomes plump, dewy and bouncy.
  • It makes the skin revitalized and energized at the same time.
First Impressions
It actually feels very light and applies smoothly. It's also easily absorbed by the skin after a few seconds.

2. Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil with SPF 50++

How the product looks
This has a combined powerful UVA/ UVB protection with a highly effective complex to help improve skin tone. It's lightweight but it's lush enough to to deliver outstanding hydration.

  • It shields our skin from the harsh damaging sun
  • It makes skin even-toned, clearer and brighter.
  • Our skin appears rejuvenated.
First Impressions
The product has this rich texture but applies light on the skin. It doesn't give a sticky feeling after being applied. It feels and looks very natural on the skin.

3. White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion

How the product looks

After effect. My skin feels instantly brighter and glowing.
It's a brightening serum that targets  age spots, redness and greyness on the skin. It has white caviar pearls that help with recovering our skin's luminosity.

  • Instantly, it lightens skin tone.
  • Dark spots seem to fade away and skin darkening is reduced.
  • Skin becomes more elastic and firmer.
My First Impressions
I'm literally blown away by this product. It feels very light and silky on the skin. It actually contains pearl essence. Instantly, it brightens my skin giving that healthy glow. Also, it does moisturize the skin at the same time.

*You can check out Rustan's The Beauty Source for more information about these products. 

* There you have it guys. I'm still beyond the moon that I got this chance to use new products from La Prairie. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you all have a good day. Continue to spread good vibes and kindness.