Review: Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion

A few more hours before 2015 and I'm still squeezing some time to post my remaining reviews for 2014. Actually, I have more reviews and blog posts to make. Seems like I won't run out of things to post on the upcoming year. That means more blessings to come! ^.^

I've been putting a lot of products on my skin lately and one of the products I always use and couldn't afford to run out is a lotion. Be it a whitening or a moisturizing lotion, I always NEED to have one. Good thing, my aunt spared some items from her balikbayan box and we got to take this plus a shampoo and conditioner that I posted on IG. ♥. 

Lovin' the feeling of this lotion since it's really moisturizing and I feel that it targets deep down the layer of the skin. It's non-greasy and I always feel fresh with this. Also leaves the skin soft and smooth. 

The lotion is really think which is close to a body cream but it absorbs really well. It's nice that even it's thick and not greasy at all. 

It claims it has pure oat extract and I know that oats or anything under the rice family is good for the skin. I remember using different brands of rice mask before and it really gives me a fresh and moisturized skin after use. 

Yay for me! (。◕‿◕。) 
  • Gift!
  • Leaves the skin soft and smooth
  • Has pure oat extract which gives a multi-layer moisture
  • It's absorbed quickly
  • Non-greasy
Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • I hope it's in pump though! (^_^)
Price: Free 
Bought from: Gift
 Size: 259 ml.

I am focusing on skin care lately to combat my dry skin and also to help me get rid of my lines and wrinkles. I guess I started late in moisturizing which is kinda sad. For next year, I promise to take care of my skin more and say buh-bye to stress! ♥


Event Invite: 16th Ulimate Wedding & Debut Fair

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Meet the Best Suppliers for your upcoming wedding or debut at the 16th Ultimate Wedding and Debut Fair to be held at SM Megatrade Hall 3, 5/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City on January 3-4, 2015. What a perfect way to start your year by planning it on the very first weekend of 2015.
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16th Ultimate Wedding and Debut Fair is presented by Island Exhibit & Events Management Link, Inc., together with," Jack & Jenn Catering, Rotary Club of Las Pinas East and Myther Events and Expo Inc. This event is sponsored by Island Cove, VOffice, Center for Pop Music Philippines, Prestige Cruises, Easy Taxi with Media Sponsors GMA, Bridal,

To make it even more exciting for you, Use Easy Taxi to attend the 16th Ultimate Wedding & Debut Fair and get a P150 REBATE to your taxi ride.

Exhibitors include:
BA Studio
Dream Catcher
Kachika Foto
Nice Print
RV Mitra
Shutter steve
Studio One
Treasured Memories
Victor Reyes
Yabes Films
Anna Vanessa Lo
Keishley Grace
Majica Makeup
Mary Anne Martinez
Nowellyn Pahanel
Rachel Mathews
Teceruma Salon
Ask Jenne Today
Events Manila 
JC Garcia 
Mixology Events 
Wedding Connection 
Marco Oyama 
Diamonds with Love 
Gems by Me 
Miners of Gold 
Amies Catering 
Jack & Jenn Caterin 
Olympia Gourmet Roast Beef 
27A Flower Shop 
Blessed Heart 
Balai Isabel 
Club Ananda
Island Cove 
A Perfect Day Bridal 
Don Robert
Unique Top Down
Mayfel Events 
Excel Frames
SJT Strings 
NTune Acoustic Band
San Juan Strings 

See you there!

Review: Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap

Washing of hands has never been this easy with Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Antibacterial Hand Soap. It started lurking around the wash area a couple of days and I can't help myself but take pictures of it then blog it. Actually, this was given to us by our step-aunt who arrived from Vegas along with other skin care stuff and chocolates. Oh, you know how it goes with our kababayans, those chocolates! Looks like it was a Filipino custom that people need to bring home pasalubongs from whatever country they're from. 

Of course, the blogger has awakened whenever I encounter any new products. So I've been playing around with this hand wash and loving it! I love products in pumps remember?! :)

It says that it has moisturizing honey, coconut milk and olive fruit that help nourish and softens skin. Not to mention that it also fight germs as well.

I think what made me blog this is because of the excitement that I finally encountered soap in pumps and bubbles at home. Don't get me wrong, this is not my first time to encounter this type of soap. I was just happy with the pumps and bubbles, even foaming bubbles. Their cute and dainty!

I am loving this as it cleanses my hands and leaves it soft and smooth. It also got a nice scent of lemon.

Yay for me! (。◕‿◕。) 
  • Gift!
  • PUMPS! 
  • The foaming bubbles makes it easy on the hand as it wouldn't dripped.
  • Has honey, coconut milk and olive fruit that help nourish and softens the skin.
  • Has a nice lemon smell.
Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • I don't know where I can buy this.
Price: Free 
Bought from: Gift
 Size: 259 ml.

I'll try to look for another foaming hand soap when this ran out. I hope it comes in pumps and foaming bubbles too! 

Do you have a particular hand soap at home? Share yours here! Oh by the way, I will be leaving later to do some Etude House hauling because they got 20% off on ALL items in ALL branches so I better leave before the items I want to purchase goes out of stock. Tag me in your haul lovelies! 

Xoxo ♥

Review: Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack

It's been a while since I used this product from Himalaya Herbals which is the Neem Face Pack. I already used up all of the face wash from the same brand which I reviewed few days ago here. I've been liking their face wash but I think it's quite the opposite of this face pack.

Since I only received a deluxe sample from Sample Room of this product, I only used it few times before it ran out. I think I only used it for 3-4 times. There was nothing really great in particular that happened after using it or even when I used up all the content.

Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack has Neem, Fuller's Earth and Turmeric, which work together to regulate excess oil secretion, clean clogged pores and prevents recurrence of pimples. It's consistency is in dark brown liquid form.
The face pack actually looks like mud and like most mud, it looks kinda gross when put on the face but I've read from somewhere that there are mud that were good for the skin. Even Koreans used it on their regimen.
It states that it has herbal ingredients. There are Neem Oil and Neem leaves are excellent skin care ingredients. The oil relieves dry skin and soothes itchiness, redness and irritation. It improves general skin health and immunity.
Before applying, cleanse the face and neck. Apply Neem Face Pack evenly all over the face avoiding the area around the eyes and mouth. Let the mask dry for 10-15 minutes and remove with a wet sponge or towel. Rinse with cool water. For optimal results, use once or twice a week.

After cleansing the face, I just felt it was cleaned and that's it. Upon using up all the content, I didn't really notice much of a difference. 

Yay for me! (。◕‿◕。) 
  • I feel that it cleanses my face while it stretches it
  • The Neem Oil relieves itchiness.
  • Claims to improve general skin health and immunity
Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • It's difficult to apply and not as clean as other face pack
  • Not much of an effect 
Price: Free from Sample Room
Bought from: Sample Room
 Size: 15ml. (Sample Size)

Overall, I just felt it didn't do anything drastic on my skin. Perhaps because it was only of little amount and I only used it for few times that I didn't really got the full effect of it on my skin. Nevertheless, I think their face wash was way better even with only a sample size available. 

By the way, Etude House and Tony Moly will have a SALE on all their branches nationwide. I am preparing for a haul tomorrow and I hope to score wonderful discounted items. I'll go with EH instead because it's the only one available here in Pampanga at Marquee Mall.

Are you going to the stores mentioned as well? Tag me if you have purchased your sale items from those Korean brands. I'm so excited for the sale! Can't wait to go there tomorrow! 

Until my next post! Xoxo ♥

Review: Benefit They're Real Mascara

Looks like I will be posting more of Benefit's different products. Most of my backlogs are reviews of Benefit product so bear with it. Remember BDJ's June beauty box? Most of the contents there were already used yet no single post was made. So now, it's the perfect time to make use of my Christmas break by catching up on all my back logs.

Another product I used was the Benefit's They're Real Mascara. I got a deluxe sample from the said subscription. I actually got it's partner They're Real Push-Up Liner from a giveaway and loving it! Review again on that soon! Apart from Korean products which I normally purchased and used, I am slowly becoming a Benebabe!  

Their deluxe sample was only 30g and since it's so small, you can actually slip it on your pocket for touch up! Touch-ups though is not a problem because it's long wearing.  

I like the mascara's brush because it volumizes and lengthens the lashes. It has staggered bristles that defines the tiniest lash. I don't normally use mascara on my lower lash but with this precision bristles, I can easily apply them. However, I have a little problem with the smudging part. I noticed that after using it for a couple of hours, it smudges even if I only worn it on the top lashes. Well, that's a bummer for me! 

Look how nice the volume this mascara gives. The only thing about it though is that it smudges. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I really don't get the theory why it happens.

Yay for me! (。◕‿◕。) 
  • Easy to carry with it's size
  • It adds length and volume
  • The bristles were good for tiny lashes
  • Long wearing
Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • It smudges. T__T
Price: FREE from June BDJ Box
Bought from: BDJ Box
 Size: 30g.

Overall, I like the mascara despite the smudging. It sometimes does and it sometimes doesn't so I'm still giving Benefit the 'benefit' of the doubt. Heard that this is their bestselling mascara. I have used it for a couple of time only since I still have other mascaras on hand. Let me play with this more! I still love the bristles though. :)

Let's work it tonight lovely people. Merry Christmas!!! Xoxo ♥

Review: Dove Hair Fall Rescue

I got this set of Dove Hair Fall Rescue when I got my October BDJ Box. I actually missed beauty boxes lately because of busy schedules at work that I even forgot to subscribe on their first quarter boxes for next year. Their boxes were selling out really fast!

Anyway, I started using this Dove Hair Treatment a couple of days ago. I am actually planning of dying my hair to burgundy or brown but I have hair fall problems that I have to tend first. This product claims that it reduces hair fall. 

The box has 7 vials. Each vial can be used in a day and you can use the product every 2 days for better result. This needs to be applied directly on the scalp.

Upon using, you just have to break the flat nozzle cap which is very easy. After that, make a series of partings and apply it directly and evenly on the scalp. I think this is the difficult part for me. It's easy to apply on the front part of the hair but it's hard to apply at the back if you don't have anyone who will assist you like what happened to me. 

The product smells nice and it has a watery texture. It is also light that you will not feel heavy on the head when applied. You need to apply it after towel drying so that the product will be absorbed fully. 

Yay for me! (。◕‿◕。) 
  • Smells nice
  • Feels very light after applying it on the scalp
  • Simple instructions to follow 
  • Neatly packaged
Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • Difficult to apply at the back portions of the hair if you do not have any assistant to help you. Might result to uneven application.
Price: P470.00
Bought from: BDJ Box
 Size: 7ml. x 7 vials

Do you have any hair treatment that you are using? Share your secrets here.

Watch out for more reviews on the blog. Xoxo ♥ Happy Holidays!!!

Review: Benefit Fake Up

I had a lot of overdue posts and I am starting a clearing operation on all the beauty products I should have reviewed. Most of the products were resting on my containers and stock on the shelves so I need to do this now than more than anything else. ^.^

I still have pending posts on my BDJ Box products. Actually this Fake Up from Benefit came from the second to the last exclusive Benefit box of the year. I think this one was last July. Imagine! I actually have 3 or more Benefit samples to blog. I've used all of them but just got no time to write. Oh! I've been tediously busy!

I love this Fake Up because it conceals and hydrates my eye area making it one of my favorite products of the year. I have my Tony Moly concealer but this was way better! Smells nice too! 

It also has a very pretty and sophisticated packaging. I only received a sample size though and not sure how the full size looks like but I bet it's as pretty as this one.

It really did hydrates the skin 100%. Apart from concealing it nicely, it hydrates the skin well so you're sure that it doesn't make the delicate eye skin dry. Notice on the photo above that it has the concealer core inside the hydrating ring. Look on it's swatch below. 

You'll really not notice the product because it blends on the skin very well. Making the dark area and the lines look less visible. My co-teacher actually complimented my eyes when I used this in school. She directly said that I look like refreshed and my dark circles were unnoticed. :)

Look also on how it hydrates the skin on my eyes. I feel that it stretched the skin making it firmer. I can really boast on the effectiveness of the product. I really love this and would definitely purchase a full size.

Yay for me! (。◕‿◕。) 
  • It conceals and hydrates really well.
  • Smells nice. It reminds me of my mom's lipstick when I was a kid.
  • Feels very light to feeling nothing at all.
  • It conceals the area for a long time. 
  • Pretty packaging!

Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • Nothing! I just hope BDJ put a full size of this. Hihi :)
Price: P580 a box from BDJ
Bought from: BDJ Box
 Size: 0.5 g.

Have you tried concealer in your beauty regime? Any particular favorite? I guarantee you, you'll love this when you use it! So go ahead and get one on your own. ♥

Xoxo ♥
Happy Holidays!

Review: Maldita Bleach

Maldita Bleach or what was commonly known as MB was taking the online community by storm. They were a lot of raves about the product regarding it's effectiveness and I cannot wait to try it myself. Thanks to Dress Icon who's one of the trusted reseller of this item for sending me 6 tubs of MB a month ago. I just got too excited that I immediately used it the day I got the product.

Maldita Bleach is a home-made bleaching cream which is made of natural bleaching ingredients carefully mixed together. It is proven to be safe, gentle and effective to lighten the skin by nourishing and exfoliation, giving you a youthful, radiant and glowing look.

Whatever that ingredient is is a huge secret. I am really curious as how this was made but I think I can guess what are some of the ingredients upon using it. Anyway here are more detail on how to use the cream.

Since I am really curious, I had a lot of expectation on the product. I was a bit surprised on the packaging though because it was far from what I'm expecting. I was hoping for a more pretty packaging that allows people to rave about the product. The tub was covered with this black paper with the MB name and their model. It was just taped on the tub that once it was peeled off, you wouldn't know that this cream is MB cream. 

This is the texture of the cream. You know flour when you try to mix it with water and some oil? That's how it look like based on my impression. 

I immediately got a handful and spread it on my knees and other parts I wanted to whiten only to realize that I made a huge mistake. It's actually kinda messy doing that. So the next time I did this, I used a plastic to cover my hands to avoid being messy since some of the cream will really stick in your hands despite trying to apply everything.

You need to apply a lot until it looks like a cement on the skin. Letting it stay for an hour will make the cream harder so you need to prepare yourself since some of the cream will fall out instead of sticking to your skin. I always sweep my room after the whole process. Tell me if you're experiencing the same. :)

When I applied it on my skin, there's a tingly sensation. It was actually stated on the instruction on the tub that it's normal so I am prepared with that. But what I am not prepared was the itch. It was sooooo itchy that I wanted to remove it immediately but I swear for the sake of this review that I will finish it so you know what happened next. I waited for the whole hour before I removed it and boy, the removal process was not even easy. Since the cream already hardened, you need to use a loofah or a cloth to remove the cream.

These were my target areas. But I failed continuing the process on my feet and elbow because I really feel it's kinda messy applying this and it's hard to multitask while I have this on. I ended up doing the process with my knees first but I am starting to get back on my elbows and feet.

Look what happened after applying the cream, it really gets super dry so you need to amp your skin with lotion. And by the way, after cleaning the skin, remember to use Kojic Soap to get the full effect of peeling.

Look! I noticed this on the 3rd day of application. I was amazed and at the same time conscious on what happened on my skin but I guess this is the effect of using the product. The peeling was actually not really visible unless you'll zoom in your eyes on it so it's still safe to wear shorts or dresses for this matter. 

Despite the tiring process, I can say I am happy with the result. First, I got whiter knees this time and take note, smoother one. My sister would actually tease me of having super smooth knees. She would joke that it's like a bald person's head, super shiny! ^_^ 
No Edits, No Filter on the whitening part. I only added the photo details.
Now, I am on the feet and elbow part which until now shows very very little signs of improvement. Though I'm happy that it's peeling very lightly. 

To test more of Maldita Bleach effectiveness, here are some of the feedback from different customers who experienced the product. Credits to all the owners of the photos. I got the photo from Dress Icon FB page with permission. 

Maldita Bleach is so trending and they got a lot of customers day by day. So if you want to get one for yourself,it's P200 per tub and a tub is good for 2-3 days if you'll use it in the whole body. It's good for 7 days if it's for target parts. They also have an ongoing promo where you'll buy 5 tubs, you'll get 1 FREE. 
Yay for me! (。◕‿◕。) 
  • Not too visible peeling
  • Claims to have natural ingredient. (I used the word 'claim' because I am not sure of what the ingredients are) 
  • Makes the bleached skin smooth!
  • Effective whitening product!

Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • It's messy when applied and even hard to remove.
  • It dries the skin. 
  • The whitening is not too visible for fairer skin.
Price: P200.00
Bought from: Dress Icon
 Size: 1 tub

Overall I think the effect of the cream was difficult for my skin. Maybe because I am already fair that the peeling and whitening was somehow not taking effect fast. I was actually wondering how the users from the photo I grabbed above turned to be super white and some actually had effect on their skin after the application itself. I guess it has a different effect on different skin. Still, I prove the effectiveness of this cream. You should try it yourself too! 

Have you used the same product? I believe that there were sellers who's selling fake MB so beware. Better yet, order yours from Dress Icon, I can attest that she's legit and I've been buying some of my beauty products from her. I can guarantee you that what she's selling you are originals. :) 

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post. I have received the product for free. However, my opinions are all mine based on what I have experienced using the product for review.

Be Blessed! Be Certified Positive! ♥

Hello lovely people! Finally, it's our vacation and I can go on mind and body break at last! I believe it's a blessing that we teacher's have. We can enjoy a little rest from the stressful papers and hard-headed students. Hihi. :) 

I was too occupied these past few days with so many things in my hands plus the fact that I am sick for almost a week now. Add the stress that the internet connection's giving me, making it hard for me to create blog post. With so many things ongoing, I am glad that blessings comes in different forms. We get to spend our school's Christmas party with a little budget for my advisory class, was able to attend the last school days despite being sick, having a caring boyfriend and family who tends to my needs while I was at my very sick moments and getting some stuff this week.For all of that, I am trully blessed!

I got this planner from Certified Positive and boy, how I really love it! I was all giddy upon opening the gift. And the moment I got it, I didn't let it off my hand for almost half a day reading it word by word. It was so full of inspiration and God's wonderful words.

The planner comes with a bookmark and I noticed that the pages were filled with different verses. I believe this is really an empowering planner. 

The planner has a lot of #CertifiedPositive stories to tell. I believe that this planner is indeed a blessing for me because I NEED this planner for my spiritual revival. Really God provides us things we truly need.

This is how you can maximize the use of your planner. I like their concept of Pos-TWEET-ive Acts. I will surely participate on this once I started using my planner next year. :) 

They also have partnered with NGO's to spread the wonderful word of God. 

For me, this is my fave part, the Daily Verse Tracker. Now, I won't be lost in reading the verses or I would know what items I skipped and those kind. Plus, I would be able to check what verse will become my next favorite.

Bills Payment Tracker and the Daily Expense Tracker are my second favorites. Me and Jaycee were planning to start saving for our future and this part of the planner would really help us track down our expenses. 

The Spiritual Goals may be a bit of a challenge for me but this will be great if I can accomplish everything. I would definitely try everything here, especially the discipleship group. I don't have that kind of group and I think it's time to invest time in establishing myself to be part of a disciple group.

Quiet Time is a place for written conversations with God. I like this part as I can look back before the year ends and reflect on my answered prayer. 

The Personal Goals can be a guide to check if I accomplished my goals or not. 

Here were testimonies of different people from different walks of like as to how they were transformed by God's loving power. I actually read everything and really got inspired with so many things. 

This story from the Plump Pinay came as a shock for me. I've been reading their blogs for quite a while now and I didn't know about their life, not until this book. God really moves in mysterious ways. 

Here's how the monthly calendar looks like. 

I like that there are verses and reminders to hashtag. I'll definitely be one of the hashtag(ers) soon. ^.^

This is how the days by day space looks like. It has daily quotes from different writers and you can tweet and join in the Pos-TWEET-ive Act. It spread positivity to everyone who can read it on twitter. 

There will be Reflections every month. Answer the questions here and say a little prayer after each month. 

The Monthly Budget, Monthly Goals and Daily Expense Tracker are there every month so you can always look back if you achieved your monthly budget and goals.

They also included stickers and note cards at the back part of the planner. 

Overall, this planner takes on a different view everyday. You can make change in yourself and to others with this planner. With the help of this planner,  I am ready to journey with Jesus everyday. Are you ready too?

If you want to grab this planner, go ahead to their website HERE and order yours now.

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Be Blessed! Be #CertifiedPositive!

Happy Holidays!!!

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post. I have received the product for free. However, my opinions are all mine based on what I have experienced using the product for review.