Review: Althea's Petal Velvet Powder

A new product from Althea recently made its way to the market and it's the Petal Velvet Powder. I am so happy when I received it and immediately used it fresh from the parcel. 

Althea's Petal Velvet Powder is a translucent powder that sets makeup perfectly which leaves a smooth and silky finish. I tried it on the first day after receiving the parcel and it worked really fine for me. I like the smooth finish and the clean look. I also adore the very neat and pretty packaging in light pink but with minimalist approach on the design. 

As I have mentioned, the packaging is very simple and neat. It's minimalist with only the A print in front. Even the box is forward with the design. No English translations though.

No strong odor. I can smell a very small hint of my baby's powder but lighter than it.

It has super fine powder and leaves a smooth touch after applying.  It is very lightweight like you won't feel you put anything on your skin.

The market price was way cheaper than other powder. It retails for P210 only. You pay lesser than the effect of this as it really has a lot of advantages on the skin.

I have so many things to say on this one. It is super lightweight that you will like it on top of your skin. It really makes my makeup stay longer somehow. I also like how super fine the product is and how smooth my skin was after application. I also feel that it somehow makes my pores less visible.

Yay for me! (。◕‿  ◕。) 
  • Got it for FREE as it was sponsored.
  • Minimalist yet pretty packaging.
  • Love the texture of it. 
  • Makes my pores less visible
  • Leaves a smooth and silky finish
Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • No English translation but I don't mind. Hihi. I just like it so much! 
Price: FREE
Bought from: Althea Philippines
 Size: 3 g

Aside from all the things I've mentioned, this also controls sebum and it is made of natural ingredients. Oh, how I loved natural and cruelty-free  products. Definitely something I would recommend. 

Shop Alert: Yoins

Shopping online has been a breeze for me especially when I started to become a mom. I miss those days that I can easily purchase clothes at the mall or visit any clothing shop. I used to do those every week but now, I have to put baby as my priority and buying clothes outside the house would require so many things to do for a mom like me. That's why buying trendy women sexy tops has been a breeze with Yoins. 

The shop makes every mom's life comfortable with their very trendy pieces and updated wardrobe. I always go for cute sweaters for women whenever I visit the mall's rack of clothes. But since being a mom is very busy, most of my transactions were done online.

The shop was established in 2014 with the simple mission to give young people the opportunity to express themselves through high quality fashion at an affordable price. They believe that fashion is the best way to exhibit a person's individuality and uniqueness. It is the reason why they work tirelessly to bring the best new trends as soon as they arrive.

Anyone who doesn't have the time to explore the rack of clothes at the mall (like me), Yoins is something you can visit easily at the comfort of your home. 

Event: SM Pampanga Coke Studio PH Roadshow

Coke Studio visited Pampanga last weekend and brought the sound of Pinoy music in the province. OPM group Moonstar 88 and Jensen and the Flips performed their groundbreaking musical collaborations.

We arrived at the venue early and gates were opened at 2pm.There were different booths you can try. There's the Coke Canraoke,  Studio Shots and Jukebox. Plus there's an unlimited supply of coke to all the attendees.

You get to sing a song at the Coke Canraoke where you can enter in a humongous can of Coke and belt your heart out. There's just a little technical error since the volume doesn't want to be fixed during our try-out. Bummer!

Next booth is the Studio Shots which is a version of their photobooth. You can goof around while they take your photo and you can choose to edit filters and then receive the photo after the printout. Sadly, I didn't like the quality of the copy because the photo looks grainy.

And my favorite booth among them all would be the Jukebox where you can get a personalized coke bottle. You get to type a name of your choice in their machine. My husband wrote my sister's name Felice since she has been always taking care of my baby whenever I attend blog events. I got to choose my baby's name Railey, of course. The Jukebox is so cute that I wish to keep the personalized bottle. However, my husband drank the coke already. I was actually thinking of keeping it as a memorabilia. I have a hard-headed husband btw. Hihi. But I like how he is so supportive with all my blogging events. 

Sadly, I wasn't able to catch the performances of the bands because it was too late and I still need to get the baby from my sister. I would love to repeat the experience again given that I have ample of time in my hands.

Catch the next Coke Studio PH Roadshow at Kadayawan Festival. I hope there would be a lot of attendees this time. 

Review: Marchesa for Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love That Red

When in doubt, wear red. That's what I always do whenever I feel down or whenever I feel the need to feel good about myself. It's automatic. It's like a habit of listening to music before sleeping. 

Since I like reds so much because it makes me stand out, I normally ran out of it. Good thing I still have this in stock, the Marchesa Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love That Red of Revlon. 

This product is included in the Marchesa collection, hence the packaging. There’s the elegant, golden mark on its collection. I also have a nail polish with the same print of Marchesa and I like that it exudes sophistication on the packaging of the product.  

For me, it is pigmented because one swipe gave the bright color red that I like.  However, I dislike that it turns out messy. I feel it’s kinda greasy too when applied. I don’t know if it’s just me or if it was really like that. I still need to blot it to avoid having lip stains around my lip area. One of my students actually told me that there are lip stains around my mouth when I used this mthat’s why there’s a sudden hate to it. I stopped using it for a while now.

When purchased individually, it is for P350.00 but since it came from the curated box of BDJ, I saved more than its original price. That is if all products will be equally divided to the full amount of the box.

It’s a red with orange tone. It is the color that you will love. However, since I have been into matte lately, I feel that this doesn’t fit me anymore so I’m contemplating if I will give this away Of course, after sanitizing and all.

Yay for me! (。◕‿  ◕。) 
·     Got it for a lesser price.
·     Elegant packaging.
·     Love the color.

Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
·    It doesn’t really last long. Can only be used for a short period of time. 
·     Stains my lips even after blotting it. It happened twice actually.

PriceGot it from BDJ Box
Bought from: BDJ Box Subscription
 Size: 4.2. g

Overall, I am having a love-hate relationship on this product. I am still giving it a chance few more times and if it won’t really work on me, I will then decide to give it away instead of keeping it. We have a ‘Beauty Care’ class and I can donate it to them among the other beauty products that I already donated before. Since they will be using a lip brush and I will be sanitizing it, I think it’s doable to use it on their end.

Do you have the same item? What’s your take on it? Please let me know in the comments section. More reviews soon! Xoxo