July 10, 2017

iVideo Pocket WiFi

Being connected to the internet at all times is just a must for many of us. When I'm at home, my laptop, iPad, and phone are all connected to the home WiFi. Let's face it, we often feel disconnected when we're not connected. I know some people will think of that as an unhealthy mindset or way to be, but whatever your stance, we can't deny that the world nowadays is wired to the internet 24/7.

Using my phone's data when I'm out, especially since I'm a heavy internet user, can rack up my phone bill like crazy. That's why I almost always have a portable WiFi device with me. When iVideo agreed to let me try out their pocket WiFi rental service, I was eager to see how it would perform and stand up to my frequent internet use.

I'm sure many of you, especially if you're a keen traveler, are familiar with the concept of renting a portable WiFi device. Whether I'm out of the country or just out of town, staying connected is even more of a priority for me. iVideo specifically 'specializes in providing low-cost wireless Internet access rental services to business and travelers'.

It's a shame I wasn't able to try this out during my UK and Vietnam trip, but I certainly made full use of it right here for the next 10 days.

May 01, 2017

Leiania House of Beauty Royal CoffTea

I'm no stranger to beauty supplements. As we all know, how 'good' we look isn't just based on what we put on us, namely (topical) skin care and makeup, but also what we eat and drink. As well as our general lifestyle, of course.

Since I don't have the healthiest of lifestyles, I do partly depend on supplements and regular vitamins to help me out a little. I don't like the idea of taking a lot of these specialized supplements on a regular basis though. In a way it feels like I'd be 'overloading my' body, that's why I choose ones which incorporate a lot of benefits in it already. Sometimes less is more after all. I got this box of Royal CoffTea (Php300.00 from BeautyMNL) from Leiania House of Beauty since it appeared to be chock full of those health and beauty benefits. Plus, I love tea!

I know some of you are probably wondering, "what the heck is COFFTEA"? Well, it's a kind of fusion between coffee and tea. I'll get more into that in a bit!

March 28, 2017

Shopping at BeautyMNL.com

Ah, online shopping. An experience I love, but my credit card dreads. I'll admit, sometimes I do get a little carried away with my purchases, but can you blame a gal? The beauty addict in me can't help but fill my various online carts with tons of products that range from boxes of sheet masks to contouring palettes.

One of my favorite (local) websites to shop for beauty goods is BeautyMNL.com, the most popular online beauty haven in the Philippines. I've ordered over a dozen items already and every shopping experience has always been quick and hassle-free. That's a big reason why I love shopping there so much!

Recently, BeautyMNL asked me to write about my experience with their website and I was more than happy to do so. Talk about perfect timing! I'm leaving for a 2 week trip to the U.K. this Friday and I was in need of a couple of essentials to take along with me. Of course, I turned to BeautyMNL for that.

March 19, 2017

Sooper Beaute Lip and Cheek Rolly

Tints, while frustrating to work with sometimes, are indispensable for me. They're great for light makeup days and when you just don't feel like touching up too much throughout the day. I don't like using tint on my cheeks, but I do love using them on my lips!

Since I no longer had any tints left in my stash, I knew I needed to stock up and decided to try out the Lip and Cheek Rollys (Php150.00 each) from local brand Sooper Beaute. I've been seeing these tints promoted on their Instagram and it's also one of their best-sellers, so I went and got a few shades from the line.

Sooper Beaute says...
The most natural flush that will roll on your lips and cheeks! 
Lightweight formula creates a complimentary stain on the lips; delivers a flattering flush of color for rosy cheeks; nourishes and hydrates skin with vitamin E and jojoba oil; works as an anti-aging lip and skin treatment while you wear it. 
The tints come in seven shades: Blushing, Just Bitten, Bloody Red, Lust, Honey, Darling, and Crush.

March 10, 2017

Creating scent-sational spaces with Zen Zest Home and Aromatherapy

When I come home after a long day, so begins my ritual to unwind and relax. That includes taking a long shower, getting into some comfy clothes, firing up Netflix, and filling my room with a pleasant fragrance. In this constantly hot and humid climate, it's easier for our homes to smell kind of unpleasant. I don't know why, but my room tends to smell kind of stuffy a lot of the time...

I always have a small army of home fragrances (sprays, candles, etc.) at my disposal to keep any unpleasant odors at bay. It's mostly made up of products from Zen Zest since I love the different scents they have to offer and just how affordable they all are. Of course this meant I was super excited to attend yet another scent-sational Zen Zest launch at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery to see what new products they had to offer!

March 06, 2017

TONY MOLY Red Cheeks Girl's Patch

Out of my entire face, my cheeks need the most TLC when it comes to taking care of my skin. They're prone to redness, acne (and the dark spots that are left behind), and persistent dryness. While I've found different products that help minimize or cover up all those problems, I'm still dreaming of scoring an all-in-one solution.

That's what I hoped the TONY MOLY Red Cheeks Girl's Patch would be when I bought it. Plus, I couldn't resist the cute packaging!

TONY MOLY says this is a "cheek patch that moisturizes and soothes red cheeks containing fruit extracts for an energetic skin."

Moisturizes? Soothes red cheeks? Right off the bat, this ticks almost all the necessary boxes. Any acne on my cheeks can easily be covered up with makeup anyway as long as my skin isn't dry, so I don't mind that this doesn't promise to do anything for potential or existing acne.