Krave Clear Queen Gentle Makeup Remover | First Step to Clearer Skin

9 Sep

If you have been reading my blog way back, you would have come across this proud Philippine brand, Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals. My uber sensitive, oily acneic face did not go haywire with any product I used with them. I have been loving their new products lately so now I am raving about one of their newest products – the makeup remover named CLEAR QUEEN.

Product Description

CLEAR QUEEN gentle makeup remover
100% Naturally produced

with Grapeseed, Golden Jojoba and Lemon extract to gently cleanse the skin without clogging the pores.

P250 / 100ml nt wt.

Clear Queen contains an all-natural formula that will take off even the most stubborn waterproof eyeliner and mascara and leave your skin supremely clean and soft. Perfected with an aromatic fragrance derived from essential oils and not synthetic perfumes.

to remove makeup, use a cotton ball. Wash face with soap and water after.

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Just a Life Update

19 Aug

I have been on a hiatus for more than a month because a lot of things have been happening to my life. There were changes that I needed to adapt to, because that is how life is. Life will keep throwing things at you, to help you grow and to direct you where you should be heading. It’s more like I keep maturing every single time because I always learn something new with life. I prayed a lot for a sign for me to take up another chapter (I will be studying again — soon I hope) in my life. I took this entrance exam for a university and I am praying I can finish that again.

Anyway, one of those that was added to my to-do list is working out. I started going to the gym with my husband and brothers last July 19. On top of house chores, familial responsibilities and work, an added extracurricular activity was added. I had to pitch this in my schedule. I also had to manage my days of service in masses so as to fix my schedule. Plus, I am also writing for our parish and if you want to read about reflections and faith, head on over to The biggest milestone that affected me is that my daughter started her classes already! She is in big school now and everything else is fresh for all of us. Even my husband is fixing his schedule for this!

I will try my best to write about all these stuff when I finally get the hang of my mixed up schedule. I am still trying to set things straight or when I will be comfortable with my time. At this moment actually, I am making the exams for our first quarterly examination for next week. I felt that I just needed to let this out before I finish those papers.

That’s about it… Hope you’re all enjoying your life!


Unboxing the June BDJ Box BIODERMA Exclusive

4 Jul

Some might be a little disappointed with this month’s BDJ box because only one product is full size and the rest are sample sizes. But hey, Bioderma is one expensive skincare brand. I, for one, wished that somehow they included even one full size of Bioderma product, particularly the Micellar Water (even the 100 ml) so the subscribers will feel their money is more sulit.

Anyway, I am still a bit excited to try the other products from Bioderma since I am a big fan of their micellar water.

BDJ Box June 2015

The LOT:

Sebium H20

Sensibio Eye Contour Gel

Atoderm Intensive

Atoderm Preventive

Sensibio AR

Sebium AKN

Sensibio Light

Sebium DS+

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain

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Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque | New Found Love

28 May

The face masks I’ve been using are finished so I was on a hunt for a new one. I get masks from BDJ Box but I am not a fan of those masks in a sachet, where you stick the wet tissue/cloth type on your face.

I was watching a youtube video of ShebbyChic one night and I saw her use Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque as an overnight acne spot treatment for her face. When we were out one weekend, I dropped by Healthy Options in SM North Edsa and was looking for the tube with the old packaging. The SA told me Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque changed their packaging, but the amount is still basically the same. I got this for Php 395 for 8 oz of product! Steal!

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Revlon Highlighting Palette in Bronze Glow | BDJ Box 7-Day Challenge

14 May

I usually have one favorite item in every BDJ Box I receive. For the April 2015 BDJ Box, my favorite item is the Revlon Highlighting Palette in Bronze Glow.

Revlon Highlighting Palette in Bronze Glow

This was said to be a dupe for Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick. I was able to try the Bobbi Brown one (pinkish shade)  during the makeup workshop I attended last Saturday and I can attest that it may pass as a dupe.

Revlon Highlighting Palette in Bronze Glow

There are three shades available – Peach Glow, Rose Glow and Bronze Glow. I got Bronze Glow and even if I were going to purchase just one among the three, I will still be getting the Bronze Glow because I love its shades!

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Join The Beauty Junkee’s 6th Mega Giveaway!

13 May

This is just a heads up to my readers!

Ms. Martha Sta. Barbara is the mind behind The Beauty Junkee, a blog for Pinays who wants to be more confident with themselves. She is celebrating her 6th anniversary this month and of course, being generous as she is, she is having her annual giveaway!

Click the link and go join NOW!

Topaz Mommy x Bobbi Brown Makeup Workshop

13 May

I arrived in Bobbi Brown Megamall (between Bldg A and Bldg B) 11 am sharp. There were mommies too, I assumed, my fellow winners/readers of Topaz Mommy, a blog by Ms. Frances A. Sales. We were all waiting and when Ms. Frances arrived, my jaw dropped. I whispered to my new mommy friend, Aubrey, “Ang ganda ni Ms. Frances!” She walked through the store, wearing a black tube top, black pants, pearl necklace and a bare face– simply gorgeous!

Bobbi Brown Philippines

I love this Bobbi Brown store because it is beautifully arranged, and the products are so pretty!

Bobbi Brown Ph in Megamall

Bobbi Brown Ph in Megamall

We were doing some icebreakers and just chatting before the workshop started. We also took turns swatching which shade will match our skin tones.Ms. Frances gave out Leuchtturm notebooks (Php 1200) to each of us.


Bobbi Brown Manager also dropped in to say hi. Ms. Sam Sadhwani was also there! We did not know that there was a mini workshop room inside the Bobbi Brown flagship store! Ms. Tamara was the one who taught us about the basics of makeup application. The model, of course, was Ms. Frances!

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Unboxing the April 2015 BDJ Box SpringIntoBeauty

5 May

Aahh, April… that month wherein vacation starts and all you can think of is relaxing and having fun. To add to this fun, BDJ Box sent out a #SpringIntoBeauty box which has products to help us achieve a blooming aura.

april2015 bdjbox

Here are the full sized products:

MyChoice Pure Herbal Soap

Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Foot Mask

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub

MyChoice Bubble Shower Salt 2-in-1

Mustela 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash 

Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action

Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion

MyChoice Anti Acne Cream

FS Cosmetics Lash Extravagance Mascara

Revlon Highlighting Palette

MyChoice Perfum Spray

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Mother’s Day Special: Mommy Tag

5 May

I read this from Ms. Char of Yellow Yum so I thought of answering it too…

1. Are you a SAHM or working mom?

I am kind of in between since I opt to have a part time job so I can still be a hands on mom while I handle the household.

2. Would you have it any other way?

Sometimes I just get burnt up with the stuff I need to do, but I would not have it any other way. My daughter has given us a sense of direction and focus, we can say that we have matured when she arrived.

3. Do you co-sleep?

Yes. I am the eldest child and my younger brothers are always in the middle when we were kids. I always wanted to stay in the middle before, and now that I am a mom (and both my daughter and hubby wants to sleep with me), I stay in between them as we co-sleep.

4. One musthave gear for a baby?

I think I have never been dependent on any kind of gear (stroller etc). When she was less than a year old, my complete and heavy diaper bag would have to be my gear. It’s filled with emergency stuff (extra towel, extra clothes, extra diapers, bottles, water, milk powder, diaper changing mat, and her baby kit) which makes it heavy to tote around.

5. How many kids do you plan on having?

Maybe 2 or 3 kids will do. We want to provide them a good education and we want them to experience not having to struggle for needs.

6. Date night? How many nights (or days) per month?

None! We never have a couple date anymore. We always bring Iya with us. I hope we can do it even once or twice a month.

7. Your child’s favorite show?

Overall, her favorite is Elmo’s World. Her favorite shows differ per age. When she was younger, it was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. At two, Elmo’s World. When she was three, Hi-5 and Sofia the First. These are the shows that she love!!!

8. Name one thing you bought before you had your baby and you never end up using?

A bikini.

9. Your child’s fave food?

Mommy’s milk! Though just recently, she had to stop breastfeeding since my milk has stopped producing! For real food, she loves Chicken Tinola. Serve it every single day, and she would still love it!

10. How many cars does your family have?

We are only three in the family so we only have one car.

11. Weight gain before pregnancy, during and after, and now?

I used to be so skinny in college, around 100 lbs. Before pregnancy I was 112 lbs, I lost weight on the first trimester due to paglilihi causing nausea and vomiting. I gained weight around 2nd to 3rd trimester. After pregnancy I lost weight because I was exclusively breastfeeding Iya. Now that I am on pills, I gained weight again.

12. Dream vacation with your kiddos?

Disneyland or Universal Studios.

13. Dream vacation without the kiddos?

Anywhere as long as I am with my hubby… But we really love to go to Paris or Italy! In the country, we would love to see Batanes.

14. How has your life changed since your baby has been born?

Iya came unexpectedly so our lives changed at a click of a button. Hubby needed to work harder so he can provide for us. I moved out of my parents’ house after the wedding and we stayed for a year with my sister-in-law (who is very hard to get along with because of her being buraot). We moved to another house with my uncles for about 6 months then we just rented for us. We’ve been yaya-less and maid-less so there’s only the 3 of us at home.

15. Finish the sentence: “It makes my heart melt to see…”

It makes my heart melt to see my daughter hug me and tell me “I love you, Mommy!” anywhere we are. Out of all the accomplishments she has, it makes my heart melt to see her enthusiasm in learning, her respect for anyone she meets, her obedience to Papa and Mommy, and her genuine love that radiates.

16. Where do you shop for your kids?

Anywhere actually. I love Mothercare and Gingersnaps though.

17. Fave mommy make-up and skin care products?

I have to have multi-tasking products so to cut time in morning preparations. At the moment, I use Bioderma Micellar water as makeup remover, acne soap and Clindamycin toner from my derma, VMV Hypoallergenics Id Gel and Avon Anew Genics moisturizer. I love sunscreens and I use it every single day even if I am just at home. For makeup, I love MAC Brow Gelcreme in Dirty Blonde and MAC Browgel in Beguile for my brows, L’oreal concealer, Happy Skin ZZ Cream as my base, Shu Uemura lash curer, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Benetint, Bahama Mama for bronzer, and Bobbi Brown creamy matte lipstick.

18. Huggies diaper jeans: yay or nay?

My daughter does not wear diapers anymore 4 months before her 4th birthday. 🙂

Here is a recent photo of me and my daughter.


I am tagging the other mommies out there who wants to answer this too!

Happy Skin’s Zit Zapper Cream | My answered prayer in a tube

31 Mar

Happy Skin has this instagram contest with hashtags #HappySkinHaul and #HappySkinGiveaway to which I was not able to join because I am on a makeup ban for three months. I was struggling to move my makeup ban to start for the month of April but then again, I assured myself that there will be more contests to join in next time. Actually, I am a feeling a little bitter about it.  I saw instagram photos of huge collections of Happy Skin products and I didn’t think I’ll get the chance even if I did a haul. So there, I just thought of posting a review on the first ever product I purchased from Happy Skin — The Zit Zapper Cream!

Happy Skin Zit Zapper Cream

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