Thursday, June 27, 2013

GIVEAWAY (closed): iWhite Korea Whitening Pack

Hi lovelies! :)

My overdue giveaway is finally up! I'm sorry it took me this long to have one. But I promise you there'll be more! ;)

What's up for grabs?

iWhite Korea Whitening Pack loots plus some iWhite Korea Moisturizer!

2 lucky winners, which will be picked randomly, will get to bag this set!



1. Like Chilipina and iWhite Korea on Facebook.

2. Post this as your Facebook status (which should be set to public). Make sure my FB page and iWhite Korea's pages are tagged

"Chilipina is having an iWhite Korea Whitening Pack GIVEAWAY! Check out her blog for details! "

3. Paste the url/link of your FB status and leave it in the comment box.


1. Follow us on Twitter: @ayzeerina and @iwhitekorea

2. Tweet this (make sure it's set to public):

"@ayzeerina is having an @iWhitekorea Whitening Pack Giveaway! Check out her blog for details!"

Easy, right?


Don't forget to LIKE and FOLLOW our accounts on Facebook and Twitter. This is a must!

Please make sure your tweets and statuses are set to public. We will be checking this.

This giveaway will end on July 13. Entries sent after 12MN on July 13 will not be honored. Announcement of winners is on July 15.

This giveway is for PH (Philippines) residents only.

Don't let the gloomy season bring you and your skin down! It's time to get that glow and fairness back with this fab items from iWhite Korea!

Face Of The Day (FOTD): Defined Eyes, Toned-down Lips

Yey! Finally got to post an FOTD after sooo long! Anyway, here's an almost all-drugstore FOTD. I was bored and wanted to test run a makeup base, so I did a complete face makeup and tadah! Here is what I came up with. :)

MAC Chatterbox
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC25 (I wear NC20 for the liquid counterpart, FYI)
MAC Fluidline in Dark Diversion
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (not in photo)

Yep, couldn't find a mascara. I actually don't have one right now because I tossed every single one of them because they're already expired. >_<

iWhiteKorea Skin Whitening Vita Facial Cream - Review, Photos, Swatches

Have you tried using makeup base / face primers? I have. It's a must especially when I have to attend special events. It's an essential tool to make your makeup last longer.

iWhite Korea Skin Whitening Vita Facial Cream is a 3-in-1 product: a sunscreen, whitening, and a makeup base. Though I would suggest you still apply a sunscreen with higher SPF (this only has 15), with SPF is still better than nothing. For the whitening part, it does give a brighter and fairer effect when used. I like it best as a makeup base. It's creamy enough so you can apply it smoothly. It has the brand's signature scent (is that the Mulberry? Not sure) that's not bothersome. I really love wearing it under my powder foundation because it gives a smooth canvas. I'm happy it matches my skin tone very well, but if you're on the morena side, I suggest you use a powder that matches your shade over it and use (this facial cream) sparingly.

It gives a satin finish, so my T-zone got a oily after a couple of hours (something an oil-blotting paper can fix). And you know what comes after an oily face..yes, a stupid zit. Urgh. But for the price, you really can't complain much.

iWhite Korea Skin Whitening Vita Facial Cream

Enough for my face and neck
AFTER 2HRS: A little dewy on my nose and cheeks
PROS: a 3-in1 product, makes skin a perfect canvas for powder foundation, makes my skin brighter, no pungent smell, affordable, locally available

CONS: can get a little cakey when applied too much, comes in 1 shade only, may not compliment all skin tones, not best suited for oily skin


 I will repurchase when I don't find something better.

Where To Buy:
iWhiteKorea Skin Whitening Vita Facial Cream
PHP199 for 95g tube/PHP22 for 8g sachet, Watson's and other leading department stores

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Italia Deluxe 24 Hours Stay On Lipgloss in 01 Red - Review, Photos,Swatches

As you all know, my affinity for red lips are beyond logical. I'm always open in trying different red lipsticks, from high-end to the affordable ones; but I always prefer those in matte, semi-matte (almost satin) finishes. I just think they're more classy.

Speaking of affordable red lipstick, I found one in the SM Store a few weeks back. Well, it's not exactly a lipstick. It's a long wearing lip gloss (though I would classify it as a liquid lipstick).

Italia Deluxe Stay On Lip Gloss in 01 Red is a classic red with subtle blue undertones. It's not too cool toned so it's not as vampy as my usual reds. It's actually a bright pinup retro red for me. This formula won't kiss off. Well, at least not a simple smack would smear it off. Lol. What I love about this product and formula is it won't tug or pull when it's applied because it's in liquid form. It's very opaque and has decent hours of wear. What I don't like about it? Once the formula dries on uour lips, it's a little uncomfortable on the lips. Reminds me of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream formula. But hey, for the price, I really can't complain much.

Italia Deluxe is a new brand from the makers of L.A. Girl Cosmetics. They have a lot of interesting products and I'll surely check them out again.

Italia Deluxe Stay On Lip Gloss in 01 Red 

PROS: buildable opacity, beautiful red shade, decent hours of wear, affordable, locally available

CONS: a little tricky to apply, uncomfortable matte finish when it dries


 I will repurchase when I don't find something better.

Where To Buy:
Italia Deluxe 24 Hours Stay On Lipgloss in 01 Red
PHP220, The SM Store

Lander Nail Polish Remover Acetone-Free - Review and Photos

I have pretty high expectations for Lander products, given that a lot of bloggers I know love them. They have all sorts of beauty products for the hands and feet. This purchase is a part of my recent haul. I saw the bottle at the nail polish section, and thought its pretty promising.

Lander Nail Polish Remover Acetone-Free claims it's in salon formula; when I read that part I thought it'll be the best nail polish remover that I'll use. NO. It's not. It's not even good, nor okay.

What bothers me about this product?

It sucks as a nail polish remover. It takes 1 soaked cotton pad to remove a polish per nail. Yep, per nail. I had to be really aggressive to get the polish off! It was so frustrating!

To make things worse, this left my nails / fingers smelling like vinegar. YUCK! I'm way past disappointed with this product. It's the worst nail polish remover that I've used so far! I should've sticked with the local ones, which works better and a lot cheaper!

Lander Nail Polish Remover Acetone-Free 

PROS: it contains a lot of product, locally available, relatively affordable

CONS: it's not an effective nail polish remover, left my nails and fingers smelling like vinegar


 I won't repurchase nor recommend it to others

Where To Buy:
Lander Nail Polish Remover Acetone-Free
PHP129.75 for 250ml, Landmark

Nailed It + Review: OMG Nail Color in Bahama Blue

Summer is definitely over! Here comes the cool and rainy weather! My boots and tights can come out now! I love this weather, can't you tell? ;)

 I've been following Aya's blog, and her nail arts and posts really got me into doing my own nails again. I've been indulging in nail salons for almost a decade now, and I think it's time I re-learn to do it myself because hey, manicures and pedicures can get quite expensive.

Anyway, in line with this season, I've been loving dark and vampy nail colors. Plus, they're almost mistake-proof because all I need to do is layer them up. Streaks won't be as noticeable! Hahaha!

So here's my work. Please be forgiving, I haven't done this for a long time. Oh and take note, I didn't apply any base or top coat here. I just applied the polish in 3 coats.

OMG Oh My Golly Nail Color in Bahama Blue

This is OMG Oh My Golly Nail Color in Bahama Blue. It's a midnight blue, shiny but no shimmer and almost black. I love it! Can I just say that this brand impressed me! And with the price, you really can't complain. This nail color line is by the brand Klik.

PROS: has decent opacity, color is gorgeous, very affordable, locally available

CONSminimal chipping after 3 days


  I will definitely repurchase!

Where To Buy:
OMG Oh My Golly Nail Color in Bahama Blue
PHP17.75 for 10ml, Landmark

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Diana Stalder Papaya Kojic Soap - Review and Photos

The very first time that I heard of and used kojic soap was when I was in college. My mom gave me this unbranded orange soap which apparently cleared up her officemate's face, free from acne and just left her with whiter skin. "Free from acne"? "Whiter skin"? Of course, I had to try it!

While it did help me maintain my relatively fair skin and helped in minimizing my pimples, it also dried out my skin. So I had to stop using it.

Who else have used papaya soap? I really love papaya soaps because it really works in reviving my skin tone whenever I get a tan but never left my skin dry.

Recently, I discovered a papaya and kojic soap in 1. Why wouldn't I try it out? What's the worst thing that could happen? :)

Diana Stalder Papaya Kojic Soap promises to even out skin tone, while moisturizing it. I've been using this on my body for more than 2 weeks now, and I love it! It smells really nice, scent is not overwhelming. I'm not a fan of super fragrant soaps, FYI. It's also not a messy soap; it doesn't melt as quickly as the other kojic soaps I've used before so it doesn't leave orange stains all over my bath. It doesn't dry out my skin, unlike the other ones I've tried. Best part? It certainly helped in clearing out some of the annoying "mini acne" and discoloration on my chest. 

Every time I use it, my skin feels and smells clean without feeling tight and dry. This is my favorite kojic soap by far. :)

Diana Stalder Papaya Kojic Soap

PROS: Evens out the skin tone, helps in minimizing body acne, doesn't dry out my skin, clean scent, it doesn't melt as quickly as the usual kojic soaps, locally available

CONS: I seriously can't think of any :)


  I will definitely repurchase!

Where To Buy:
Diana Stalder Papaya Kojic Soap
PHP150, Available in all Diana Stalder clinics

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Proactiv - Superior Acne Treatment

Image from Huffingtonpost

While I believe my mom knows best, the "apply toothpaste on your pimple so it'll dry up" that she told me when I was in my puberty years is probably one of the craziest beauty myths I've heard. Of course, I only realized that when I became more conscious on my skin and looked for better and more effective treatment.

Image from fotosearch

While that may have worked on some people, it clearly did not work for me. That huge pimple did not go away, and even invited some of it's annoying friends. Urrgghh. What's even more crazy? They always appear when there's a special occasion. Thank God for makeup, but I would still rather have a good skin than a well-concealed pimple.

How does acne / pimples even form and how can Proactiv help?

An acne blemish begins approximately 2-3 weeks before it appears on your skin's surface. So while it may seem like you get a pimple overnight, what you're actually seeing is the final stage of a much longer process. It starts in your sebaceous hair follicles – the tiny holes you know as pores. Deep within each follicle, your sebaceous glands are working to produce sebum, the oil that keeps your skin moist and pliable. As your skin renews itself, the old cells die, mix with your skin's natural oils, and are sloughed off. Under normal circumstances, these cells are shed gradually, making room for fresh new skin.

Dead skin cells may block the pores, resulting to over-accumulation of oil underneath. Bacteria that live on the skin naturally begin to grow and multiply in this site, triggering an inflammatory response causing a red, angry pore that we see as pimple already at the tail-end of the acne formation process.

Proactive Solution can help in preventing acne at the root cause and destroys the acne cycle: 

1. The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) works by removing dead skin cells, ensuring that the pores don’t get clogged.

2. The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) removes excess oils too, eliminating food for bacteria.

3. The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and the Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Step 3) kills the bacteria and prevent proliferation

4. The Free Refining Mask helps reduce the inflammation and swelling.

(see more about The 3-Step Proactiv Solution here)

Why is Proactiv my choice of weapon to zap my acne problems?

Because Proactiv is a superior acne treatment. Other treatments are reactive, spot-treating pimples when they're inflamed - already at the tail end of the acne formation process. These treatments often leave scars or dark marks, and do nothing to prevent future breakouts.

Proactiv Solution Vs. Overnight Spot Treatments. 

Like most people, spot treatment was my go-to treatment for acne because they're cheap, easy to apply, and usually effective in drying out my zit overnight. I didn't realize that it's that effective because these spot treatments contain high concentration of benzoyl peroxide (5% to 10%), which kill the acne bacteria, but results to redness or irritation. These products may also cause hyper pigmentation (dark acne marks).

Proactiv Solution contains only 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, a safe and effective concentration which makes it OK for daily use and may be applied to the whole face. With Proactiv’s Advanced Microcrystal technology, eradicating bacteria is faster and gentler than common spot treatments which can prevent the aftermath of dark acne marks.

Proactiv Solution Vs. Topical Antibiotics. 

Doctors need to supervise people using antibiotics because the long term use of antibiotics in general may cause bacterial resistance – making the person “immune” to the benefits of the active ingredient.

Proactiv Solution will never have bacterial resistance because it does not contain an antibiotic, but rather an anti-microbial agent. It is safe for long term use for the treatment and prevention of acne.

Proactiv Solution vs. Oral Drugs. 

When acne is severe, dermatologists sometimes prescribe oral drugs like isotretinoin or hormonal pills. I am truly scared of taking any pills. The hormonal imbalance and all the side effects (while using it and years after) scare the heck out of me. There are studies that support that these methods are extremely effective for severe cases, but because of the nature of these drugs there are side effects that make it questionable if the benefits truly outweigh the cost. For example, there were reports in 2010 linking suicidal tendencies and psychotic behaviors among acne patients on isotretinoin. Hormonal pills, which are mainly indicated as a contraceptive sometimes causes water retention, weight gain, mood swings, and in the long run, even breast cancer.

Proactiv Solution does not have these side effects!

Proactiv Solution Vs. Derm Clinic Injections. 

One of the parts that I hate when getting facials from the derma? The injection they perform especially on the biggest zits. It's painful, or at least uncomfortable, and not to mention can be pricey. The Philippine Dermatological Society is campaigning for awareness among Filipinos to patronize only the services of highly qualified doctors, and not to be too trusting of attendants who may not have the proper training and experience to do this. This type of procedure is extremely painful, and when done by inexperienced hands, may cause scars for life. And because acne is a cyclical condition, recurring acne imposes recurring painful injections.

Proactiv Solution is gentle on you. With advanced micronized benzoyl peroxide and ingredients designed by Doctors Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, your journey to clear skin is one that does not incite pain.

Proactiv Solution Vs. Custom Derm Packs. 

The promise of acne’s miracle cure comes in different shapes, sizes, and prices. But do not always think that designer packs that costs Php 10,000 in expensive clinics are great! Expensive acne systems often do not have the backing of massive consumer trial from all over the world, and you end up being a guinea pig. I was probably one of the first teenagers who got to try this very expensive acne treatments. I was probably 18 or 19 when I got to try this treatment from one of the well-known clinics here in the country. It was time-consuming (had to go back to the clinic every weekend for at least 4x), extremely uncomfortable (stings really bad), and expensive. While it helped a lot, it's the kind of treatment that needs an expensive maintenance. I had to spend another PHP10k for the skin care system that I'll use after. That is waay too much so after that 1 session and 1 kit of the skin care system, I had to look for a cheaper alternative.

Proactiv Solution is the world’s number 1 anti-acne. Millions of customers worldwide can testify on how effective Proactiv is, including Hollywood superstars. Proactiv even dares you to try it risk free – you get your money back if you’re not happy

I've tried a lot of over-the-counter and dermatologist-prescribed medication, and nothing worked as good as Proactiv. It's also definitely cheaper than the PHP10k-worth of acne treatment I had with my derma a few years back, and more effective. The usual breakouts I get on my jawline are gone. My skin isn't just almost acne-free, it's now softer and glowing. What's left on my face are the scars and discoloration caused by pricking (guilty, yes) and the topical treatments that are quite harsh for my skin. 

Although Proactiv is an over the counter anti-acne treatment (available in Watson's, SM Store's Beauty Section, mall kiosks (Trinoma, Glorietta and Marquee Mall), and online, they are formulated and approved by dermatologists and the FDA.

What's my point? With Proactiv, you'll get a superb anti-acne treatment without having to go to a dermatologist (which can get quite expensive, mind you). Effective and convenient!

Aside from using Proactiv, I would also suggest you get more sleep, stress less, drink more water, eat healthier, and if you can, exercise. I believe that our lifestyle and mindset reflects on our skin. Though I really can't avoid the short in sleep, Proactiv still works for me. But how much more if I sleep better, right? :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Beauty Haul: Goodies From Landmark

It's beauty haul time! :)

Let me share with you my recent purchases. I'm on my "gotta care for my hair" mode because I notice my locks are getting pretty dull because of my frequent hair dyeing. I'm sorry hair, I just can't give up being a blonde right now. 

I was supposed to buy makeup brushes, but since I knew I'll be attending Makeup Hub By Naturele Collezione Meet & Greet, I knew I can get better brushes there (note: and I DID) sooo I indulged with some awesome hair cracks instead and a few other things. ;)

Products above:

Lander Nail Polish Remover Acetone-Free P129.75
Tresemmè Thermal Recovery Shampoo P280
Monea Powerdose Hair Color Protect P179.75
Monea Ginseng Hair Spa P127.75
Malunggay Herbal Soap P189.75

Any review request for the products above? Leave it in a comment below! ;)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Juenevie, Be Forever Young.

Juene Vie means: Young Life (French)
Juenevie Forever Young is delighted to bring you the first Anti-aging Treatments in the comforts of your home. Experience guaranteed anti-aging results that induce the youth in you! We bring to you the forefront technologies in Anti-aging and too add, exclusively Juenevie branded massage oils and blended exfoliants that are meticulously made and luxuriously created to heighten your senses and bring to the journey that is Juenevie. Juenevie therapists maintain the strictest standards as we continuously train and keep-to-date with specialized treatment sequences at par with 5-Star hotels in the world allowing you to bask in effortless youthful glow. We invite you to experience our journey of Juenevie, the premier Anti-aging Luxury Home Treatments.
Our theme is simple; our treatments focus on making your skin youthful. 
We bring Anti-aging Treatments to you. Juenevie, Be Forever Young. 

Our facial treatments target mature skin repair and maintenance. Youthful skin is defined by its ability to retain moisture through decades of constant environmental damage and cosmetics thus the skin loses its natural elasticity and suppleness. Our treatments aim to repair this and to treat and maintain the youthful resilience your body was inherently born with. Juenevie treatments treat not only the body, but also our energy centers as all our Facial treatments include Facial Crystal Therapy.   

Juenevie Beauty Light Therapy (90 minutes)
Harness the raw power of nature at optimal levels to stimulate nutrient flow, circulation and elasticity, intensifying your skin’s intrinsic ability to actively repair and rejuvenate. Renew your skin from environmental damage with our collection of indulgent skin rituals favored by internationally acclaimed spas. Beginning with our Juenevie Welcome Ritual and effleurage, our Light therapy is the strongest in its line giving your skin that radiance that can last up to 3 days giving you that glow. Done everyday or every two days; you get the optimum results.  For packages, kindly contact our number below.   

Juenevie Beauty Laser Therapy (90 minutes)
At the earliest signs of fine lines, dramatically diminish the signs of aging through Laser Therapy to help lift and firm wrinkles around eyes. Combined with exclusive Juenevie Regenerating Facial Oil (in Vanilla Rose), our treatment allows your skin to hydrate, rejuvenate and repair. Treatments best work in one to two day intervals for that truly age-defying effect. Done everyday for one month and twice every week thereafter, you get the optimum results.  For packages, kindly contact our number below.   
Juenevie Ultimate Beauty Light and Laser Therapy (2.5 hours)
Indulge in Juenevie Ultimate Anti-aging Treatment to help lift and restructure skin. The combination of Light and Laser Therapy activates your glow to help skin retain moisture while encouraging cell renewal. This very powerful combination works on face, neck and décolleté renewed, soft and supple in an effortless indulgence and comforts of your own home. For packages, kindly contact our number below.   

BODY RADIANCE: Indulge in our potent body exfoliants exclusive to Juenevie and emerge a new skin from within

Juenevie Mother of Pearl Exfoliant (90 minutes)
The Mother of Pearl Body exfoliant reflects the glow of luminous pearls sourced from Asian seas.   This luxurious Juenevie Mother of Pearl Body Exfoliant harnesses the secrets of pearl ingredients that benefit mature skin while retaining the moisture. 

Juenevie Signature Ylang Ylang Body Exfoliant (90 minutes)
Indulge in the earthly delight of Ylang Ylang Exfoliant. This Asian Philippine flower is known to give myriad benefit to body. Uplift your spirits and renew yourself with this aromatic scent known to strengthen the immune system, restore energy and calm the nervous system. 

Juenevie Signature Coconut Exfoliant (90 minutes)
Indulge in the sweet scentsation of Juenevie Signature Coconut Exfoliant sourced from Philippine Coconuts  with the blend of sugar beads to moisturize and seal in the organic goodness 

Juenevie Warm Goat Milk Exfoliant (90 minutes)
This rich comforting Goat milk exfoliant is a favorite among our clients. This aromatic blend combines goat milk and essences. This unique blend produces warmth upon skin contact, it assists your skin in absorbing the goat milk goodness while sloughing away unwanted skin cells.  

Juenevie Signature Sampaguita Exfoliant (90 minutes)
The Divine mixture of the Juenevie Signature Sampaguita Exfoliant is a journey to the senses.  This sensual soothing blend of Philippine’s National flower.


Juenevie Signature Massage (10-Culture Touch Massage) (60 mins)
Indulge in the majestic calm of the Juenevie Signature Massage, a unique combination of Ten Massages in one, from all over the world. Combined with your choice of exclusive Juenevie Essential Oils we bring you to the pinnacle of massage indulgence. 

Four Hands Mandara Massage (75 mins)
The Juenevie Four Hands Mandara Massage involves ancient oiled synchronized techniques using effleurage pressure and stretching giving twofold the relaxation. 

Juenevie Aromatherapy Massage (60 mins)
The Juenevie Aromatherapy Massage gives you an array of Twenty (20) choices of the following essential blends giving you the liberty to choose (1 ) or (2) scents we shall combine for your treatment booking:

Rose Oil
Lemon Oil
Sampaguita Oil
Eucalyptus Oil
Peppermint Oil
Lemongrass Oil
Orange Oil
Lily of the Valley
Ginger Oil 
Rosemary Oil
Gernaium Oil
Citronella Oil
Bergamot Oil
Patchouli Oil
Cinnamon Oils 
Vetiver Oil
Cedarwood Oil
Ylang Ylang Oil
Tea Tree Oil

Juenevie Thai Massage (60 minutes)
Origins of Thai Massage involve stretching and deep massage which is performed on the floor. 

Juenevie Balinese Massage (60 minutes)
This indulgent Balinese Massage is known to be a ritual before weddings. Escape this world and renew your mind with Juenevie Balinese Massage that is the blend of aromatherapy essential oils and acupressure bringing you into a deep state of sleep, mental and physical well-being. 

Juenevie 80 Sun Stone Therapy (90 minutes)
Juenevie Sun Stone Therapy includes 80 Basalt stones which are heated delivering relief as it is positioned in various parts of the body. This healing stone ritual relaxes tensed muscles and thereafter the body is luxuriously lathered with Juenevie essential oils in a journey through the Juenevie Aromatherapy massage leaving you renewed and invigorated.

Enjoy  Juenevie Massages with Exclusive range of Juenevie Massage Oils: 

  • Juenevie Verbena
  • Juenevie Coconut
  • Juenevie Bergamot
  • Juenevie Elemi
  • Juenevie Mandarin Orange
  • Juenevie Patchouli 
  • Juenevie Jasmine
  • Juenevie Vanilla
  • Juenevie Ylang Ylang
  • Juenevie Lavender

Ultimate Relaxation Package (120 minutes)
Begin with an aromatic journey with Body Brushing followed by luxurious Sampaguita Body Exfoliant, proceed with Juenevie Aromatherapy Massage and Juenevie Lifting Facial Therapy

Red Romance Bliss for Two: (240 minutes) 
Begin with an aromatic journey with invigorating Body Brushing followed by luxurious Sampaguita Body Exfoliant, proceed with Juenevie Aromatherapy Massage and finish off with Juenevie Facial Light Therapy, Facial Crystal Healing .  

Juenevie Pre-Cocktail Brilliance Package (120 minutes)
To look younger and relaxed radiating a must-look glow before a social celebration or gathering, indulge in the Juenevie Pre-cocktail Brilliance Package.  Starting with the Juenevie Aromatic Coconut Body Exfoliant emerge a different skin within and seal in suppleness with soothing moisturizers derived from our exfoliant blend and Aromatherapy Massage. We journey towards the Juenevie Lifting Facial Massage to rescue dry tired skin finishing with a soothing Indian Ayurvedic Head Massage.  Kindly book your schedule at least 24 hours before the treatment.

Juenevie  After-Cocktail Rejuvenation Package (120 minutes)
Weary and tired from an event, Juenevie offers the After-Cocktail Rejuvenation Package. We take you to the Welcoming Foot Ritual of Juenevie to soothe tired legs and feet. We proceed with the Lymphatic Drainage Massage to rid the body of toxins from your after party with a concentration on your desired area. We then finish with a light anti-aging facial preparing your body for regeneration and a restful night’s sleep. 


Executive Anti-aging Facial Treatment for Men (60 minutes)
Using Juenevie’s special anti-aging line for men, this corrective treatment repairs fine lines and is designed to smooth wrinkles, firm the skin and induce elasticity. The combination of Juenevie Light Therapy and using luxurious mineral-based compounds rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium this treatment gives your face the rest and opulence it deserves.  

Juenevie After Sports Massage for Men [Sports MassageTherapy] (60 minutes)
This after sports treatments is a perfect way to end your work-out session. This invigorating massage is designed to soothe muscle stress and aid sporting injury and compliments post activity work-out.  This is a perfect way to finish an exercise for professional sportspeople or even a mild physical activity such as brisk-walking. 
Juenevie After Office Massage for Men [Combination Massage Therapy] (90 minutes)
The Juenevie after Office Treatment for Men is the perfect complement to end the day. The warming benefits of heated lava stones woven into the sequences of the Juenevie Signature Massage are a perfect way to end your evening. We proceed to light anti-aging facial rejuvenation and crystal therapy resulting into positively rebalanced body energies and ensure a deep mental relaxation.

Juenevie After Travel Massage for Men [Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and Indian Head Massage] (75 minutes)
This gentle and specialized form of massage stimulates the lymphatic system aiding the removal of bodily toxins by using light circular motions, synchronized strokes and effleurage. This massage restores the body’s health by strengthening your immune system and renewing your body from biological toxicants.

*All products used are AHAVA that are marine-based ingredients and are PARABEN free. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

PROACTIV Solution - Your Solution For Acne

I'm pretty sure all of you (or at least most of you) are aware of what Proactiv is. The brand has been around for years now. I distinctly remember watching their TVC, with Jessica Simpson as their ambassador. I was still a teenager then. I got to try their facial wash when my friend in college lent me hers 'cause I forgot my facial cleanser (it was our retreat). I distinctly remember how my skin felt and how it somehow lessened my oiliness while using it for 3 days. My skin didn't feel dry or tight, unlike what most acne-fighting products I've used did on my skin. Unfortunately back then, I couldn't afford them because the set was quite pricey (for a student).

Now years later, Proactiv is still one of the best acne-fighting products available in the market. My friend in college is still using their products (she's now in Canada, btw) and one of my best friends now swear by them.

The PROACTIV Solution is composed of 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Wash your face with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser

This cleanses and gently exfoliates with tiny, non-abrasive round polyethylene beads to remove dirt and excess oil, and dead skin cells that clog pores. It's mild concentration (2.5%) of advanced microcrystal prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide kills acne-causing bacteria, while chamomile extract and other soothing ingredients help keep skin balanced and hydrated.

Step 2: Use Proactiv Revtalizing Toner

This refreshing alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil so your skin looks and feels clean, soft and refershed - not tight and dried out. Soothing botanical agents gently balance your skin tone.

Step 3: Apply Proactiv Repairing Treatment

The repairing acne treatment is a feather-light medicated treatment that gets deep into clogged pores faster but is designed to be gentler on the skin. It's an oil-free formula that's safe for your entire face.

FREE Refining Mask

This mask is formulated with sulfur, a proven-acne fighting ingredient that reaches deep into poes where blemishes begin.

Did you know that Proactiv is FDA registered as a safe over-the-counter anti-acne product? Yep, you don't have to get a prescription from your doctor to try them. They are that safe.

They also have a Money Back Guarantee! Details about this is found at the bottom of the Proactiv box.

I'm sure they're available in Watson's and in the Beauty Section of The SM Store. I also saw their kiosks in TriNoma Mall (2nd floor) and in The New Glorietta Mall (ground floor). I heard they also have one in Marquee Mall (ground floor). Of course, if those places are inconveniently located for you, you can always purchase online. If you'll ask me, their Door-to-door delivery hotline 729-2222 is the best option. ;)

It's never too late to start fighting those unwanted and insecurity-causing zits. I don't think acne targets an age; though teenagers are more prone to it, adults like myself is definitely not immune from it. I always get them, especially at that time of the month or whenever I eat shellfish. The stressful lifestyle of this generation isn't helping either. So why not try Proactiv and save yourself from pimples? :)

For more information, like their Facebook Page or visit their website

How To Find The Best Eyelash Growth Product For You

I think the main reason why blogs / forums are regarded with high importance nowadays is that people use them as reference if they should buy a certain product or even what products to buy. With all the products available in the market nowadays, the choices can get pretty overwhelming.

It's the same thing with eyelash growth products. There are a lot of them today, both high-end and the more affordable ones. But how will we know which is the right one for us? Well maybe this website can help:

This website is packed with reviews of different eyelash growth products. I was eyeing on Olay's for weeks now, but after reading the review there (and in other websites), my interest simmered down.

So if you're thinking of buying an eyelash growth product, I suggest you check out first and read the reviews. 

Virginia Olsen Eyeshadow Brush - Review and Photos

Makeup really is more than vanity for me. It's a therapy, a form of self-expression, its an outlet for creativity.

I've been wearing neutral (to none at all) eyes and bold lips for so long now, but I actually started with playing up my eyes. I have lots of eyeshadow palettes from both drugstore and high-end brands it became an addiction.

I loved wearing dark to eye-popping bright colors, until my makeup routine got slimmer. Okay I admit, I got lazy. I've been choosing extra snooze over doing my eye makeup everyday. But after doing some spring cleaning, I just had to play around some of the shadows I haven't even touched yet. I only just rediscovered this gorgeous vegan eyeshadow brush from Virginia Olsen, so I thought I'd use it. Didn't stop using it since then. :)

Virginia Olsen Eyeshadow Brush is a vegan and cruelty-free brush, made from sustainable materials. It picks up powder and cream shadows well, though I think it works best with the latter. It won't irritate even the sensitive skin around the eyes because its sooo soft; it doesn't scratch! Its pretty easy to clean, and unlike my Eco Tools brushes (with the red hair), it doesn't bleed any color when I wash it. My only woe with this brush is that its not as fluffy as my other shading brush (so I can't use it for blending). I hope they'll come out with travel-sized brushes too!

Virginia Olsen Eyeshadow Brush

PROS: soft and gentle even on my sensitive lids, works on powder and cream shadows, easy to clean, affordable, locally available, vegan

CONS: I wish it comes in travel size also. It's a bit long to fit in my kikay kit


  I will definitely repurchase!

Where To Buy:
Virginia Olsen Eyeshadow Brush
Virginia Olsen Facebook Page, P300

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cheap Thrills: Paganini x OMG x Glamworks

Hey there! :)

I have another "cheap thrills" post for you! Basically, this kind of post is all about awesome products that costs P100 or is worth less than P100  (ex. "Buy 1 Take 1 for P120", which means its P60 each). Bear with me guys, its my post anyway. Please? Hehe. ;)

Left to right: Paganini Collection makeup sponges (P49.75 per pack), OMG Oh my Golly nail color in Bahama Blue (P17.75), and Glamworks Make Up Remover Cleansing Wipes (Buy 1 Take 1 for P49).

Makeup sponges are usually looked over in my world. Once I throw out the dirty sponge from the compact, I always forget to buy a new one. That's probably the reason I've never hit pan on my powder foundation.

Everyone knows I can't do my own nails. No, I don't trust myself in cleaning my own nails. Hahaha! But I really love how modern and edgy this shade is. It's almost black, but the blue shade peeks through.

I've been using the makeup wipes for 2 weeks now, and I must say.. Not bad! I don't recommend it for eye makeup and the super long wearing matte lip products.

Everything was bought in Landmark, except Glamworks (from Watson's).

Monday, June 3, 2013

SM City Lucena: Pasayahan Festival with Kapuso Stars

Pasayahan Festival is an event in Lucena wherein both locals and tourists celebrate the city's culture and unity. From small to big businesses, doesn't matter if you're an average employee or a business owner, the rich and the not-so rich, everyone is entitled to enjoy this event.

Last March 28, a gorgeous parade from the city central until SM City Lucena was held. Different local units and busineses had their floats, dance group and even Carnival Queens graced the streets.

For more photos, click here.

After the parade and awarding, everyone was invited to watch Kapuso Stars in the SM City Lucena Event Center.

Stars of the show "Home Sweet Home" and Dingdong Dantes entertained the audience with song and dance numers.

This was my first "Pasayahan Sa Lucena" experience. It was extra special because I also experienced "Pasayahan Sa SM Lucena". I know a lot of people would say that visiting SM Supermalls outside metro Manila is pointless because we have a lot of them here already. But really, that's the whole point of it.

SM Supermalls is undeniably a part of our culture already. It's a familiar place. Somehow, even when you're in an SM somewhere far from your home, it makes you feel at home because of the same ambiance it brings. I can personally vouch for this because that's how I felt when I was in SM City Lucena. It was as if I was just in my neighbors SM City San Lazaro and SM City Manila. Somehow, I felt rigjt at home even when I was miles away.

I would like to thank SM City Lucena for inviting me to celebrate and experience the "Pasayahan Festival". Thank you for making us feel right at home. I would also like to congratulate you for the very successful "Pasayahan Sa SM Lucena". :)

For more photos, click here.

SM City Lucena is located in Maharlika Highway corner Dalahican Road, Brgy. Red-V, 4301 Lucena City, Philippines

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