[REVIEW] The SAEM Cover Perfection tip Concealer

I was searching for a good concealer, preferably a Korean concealer as their products haven’t failed me yet. Then I came across with one of Morgan’s youtube. She was citing all her best Korean hauls, then I saw this concealer. I’ve also read some reviews and found that it’s really a good concealer. So I decided to get one myself.

What got me attracted is the SPF 28/PA++ stated in the tube of the concealer. SPF (Sun Protection Factor) this is the protection from UVB rays and PA++ is for UVA protection. In our dear Earth, we really need SPF and PA++ , a much needed protection from the harmful UV rays. How amazing is that?


Let’s get on the product itself. The concealer comes in a plastic thin tube. I’ve accidentally threw it on the floor, and I hear a loud bounced noice (that was “fresh from mail” moment, which literally means that I haven’t opened the seal yet, and my heart skipped a bit.) which luckily, didn’t break the concealer.

The applicator of the product comes in a wand with a slanted sponge tip, which makes it easier to apply, and easier to control.


The product comes in creamy texture. It doesn’t dry easily which really makes the concealer easier to blend.


When I blended the product, I noticed that it easily coats the skin. 1 swipe for medium coverage (kindly refer to the image below) and double swipe for a heavier coverage. 

 

Tip: I suggest you to use a make-up remover when washing away the concealer off your skin. It doesn’t come out using a soap and a sponge.

All in all. I love the product. It doesn’t look cakey, it doesn’t crease. When I applied it under my eyes, my under eyes still looks like a part of my real skin! It also last long, even if I washed my face. And oh, it’s cheap. It’s 300+ here in the PH, roughly around $7-8 US dollars.

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[REVIEW] Tony Moly I’m Real Red Wine Mask

I just hoarded masks from Korean stores here in the Philippines. Honestly, I’m a bit skeptical of putting this mask in my shopping basket thinking it might do wrong on my skin,  I have a super sensitive skin. 

Nevertheless, trying out the first mask, I got the opposite result. I’m thinking maybe TonyMoly got the formulation right to the point that my skin is really loving their mask. Continue reading for my review.


For this post, I would like to review Tony Moly’s I’m real Red Wine mask. One of the reasons why I decided to get this is because of it’s pore care promise.

From TonyMoly.ph site:

1. Micro emulsion essence type mask to give moisture to skin

2. 3 layer pulp mask sheet to give deep moisture

3. Red wine extract clear pores and give silky texture

Ingredients printed on the pack:

 

Instructions in Korean. Good thing they’ve included graphical pictures for those who don’t read Hangul.

 

Instructions in English:

HOW TO USE

1. After washing face, apply mask on face.

2. 20-30 minutes later, take off the mask and tap gently the essence onto face

My Verdict:

> The serum smells good. It smells like red wine, but the sweet grape scent is stronger than of the alcohol scent.

> It half-filled my mask serum container, meaning, I can pat this all over my house tomorrow ❤


> I used a cold mask, plus used it while I’m inside a cold room (17 degree c). It actually shrink my pores and tightened it. I highlighted the cold sheet and the room as I think it also added as a factor for tightening my pores.

> Brightening of skin right after usage.

> Relaxing feeling to the point I almost slept on it.


> I didn’t experienced any breakouts, and no irritations experienced after used, only soft, moisturized and supple skin.

> No cons at all, just full of love.


> I’ll definitely repurchase, 100% sure. I recommend this mask for skin type combination, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.

> Priced at P62.40 or $1.25

Has anyone of you tried this mask? How was it? Did your skin love it too? Can you share your current favorite masks in the comment section? 🙂 Thanks! ❤

[GIVEAWAY] Trendsetter’s Bazaar

The much awaited bazaar is currently giving away free entrance ticket for Bazaar Summer Sale for May 12-14 of 2017.

Detailed have been posted in their Instagram account. Go checkout Trendsetter’s Bazaar Instagram.

Hurry! Free tickets will be given to first 1000 account who will repost the picture below. But you have to check their Instagram to know how to join.

 

See yah! 🙂

My Favorite Philippine Streetfood

I’m a sucker for street foods, who doesn’t? Either inside or outside the Philippines, I love trying out street foods, except the cockroach on a stick. I’m going to put aside the skincare review posts first and would want to share some of my favorite Philippine street food.

For those who are planning to visit the Philippines, your visit won’t be complete if you will not spend a time to try the foods below:

Disclaimer: Photos have been downloaded from google search engine.

  1. Adidas


    People typically know this as a famous shoe brand. But here in the Philippines, it’s one of the most delicious sought after grilled chicken feet. My family include this dish during birthday and even Christmas celebration. At times, when we feel like having one, we’ll just boil and make an adobo until the skin melts in every bite, while the bones are easily detached when sipped.

     

    2. Isaw


    Chicken Intestine


    Pig intestine

    This is made of chicken intestines. There’s also another version from pig intestines. Both of which are delicious, but make sure that it’s well cleaned. If the taste is a little bit bitter, it only means that it was not cleansed well. Usually, it is grilled, and in orange colored and best paired with a cup of buck juice (coconut juice) and vinegar (with lots of cucumber, onion, garlic, a little bit of salt and chili).

     

    3. Balut


    Our famous exotic egg. Crack a small hole, and sip the soup. Add a little bit of salt and vinegar, then sip again and open the egg until you see the embryo, and eat the baby duck. It’s good I swear. It’s been known to strengthen the knees — as what the elders have been telling us. But wait, watch the number of eggs, it’s also known as a source of cholesterol.

     

    4. Street Ice Cream or dirty Ice Cream


    When you hear the bells, that’s the ice cream. It usually started to pass by in front of everyone’s  houses by lunch. The flavors depends on the demand fruits. There’s cheese, mango, chocolate, vanilla, avocado, strawberries. It’s scooped in the plastic cup or in an ice cream cone, you’ll get to choose. Sometimes, you can ask to put it inside the bread – Instant snacks. I recommend to ask to put it in the bread.

     

    5. Taho


    Wake-up early to be able to try the taho. They usually passes by around 6am – 8am in the morning. It’s a yummy tofu, with sweetened sugar syrup plus the yummy tapioca balls. It’s healthy and yummy and It’s served hot in a cup. You can choose to lessen the syrup and to request for an additional tapioca Balls. Best if you have your own mug, I swear.

    In other parts of the Philippines, like for instance in Baguio, the Taho is being sold with a strawberry syrup instead of the original sugar syrup.

     

    6. Halo-Halo


    Crushed ice, with mixed beans, tapioca balls, jelly, sweetened coconut strips, topped with ube yam and leech flan (sweetened milky cream custard) and served with milk. Best dessert especially during summer.


    There’s also another known halo-halo here which has different style. Simple yet yummy. So far, this is my favorite. Finely crushed ice, served with milk and yummy toppings.

     

    7. Ice Scramble


    Cold pink crushed ice, served with chocolate syrup and powdered milk. It’s one of the food I grew up with. I always eat this together with number 8 right after school.

    It’s not too sweet. The chocolate and milk complements the pink scramble. Plus very perfect in a tropical country like the Philippines. I swear, it’s heavenly good and cheap.

    TIP: Ask kuya to add additional powdered milk, and spoon to better enjoy your cup.

     

    8. Kwek-Kwek or Tokneneng


    Kwek-kwek for the big egg coated with orange flour, and tokneneng for the quail eggs coated with orange flour. Some of the stores have different colors like green, violet, pink and yellow.

    It’s very good together with vinegar. You’ll find this very common in the streets, and also in the jeep, train stations near the mall establishments. Look for a cold buck juice (coconut juice) or the gulaman (sugary sweet with black jelly).

     

    9. Fish balls, squid balls, Kikiam and Chicken balls


    Very very common. The street food which never gets expensive. When I was in my grade school days, fishballs were sold at .50 php cents. After more than 10 yrs, it’s still .50php cents per piece. All of them are best paired with the sweetened sauce + little bit of vinegar.

    TIP: Ask kuya to toast the balls. And again, best paired with buck juice or gulaman.

    Heavenly Hot Mug

    Rainy morning is best partnered with a hot mug. Mccafe is just around the corner, and it’s only up to this day when I’ve learned that it is all over Asia, I thought it’s only located here in the Philippines .

    I’ve been a fan of McDonalds because of their ice cream. It’s the kind of sweets which Filipinos love because of the high temperature weather. Little did I know that McDonals is affiliated with McCafe (You’re free to comment if this is incorrect).

    There’s a newly opened theatre in BGC, with McCafe. We went there to roam around the place, unfortunately, it rained hard. Sudden and unplanned, we just stayed inside the coffee shop. The coffee shop is cozy, but only provides snacks, breads to be exact.

    I ordered Chicken Pesto Panini and Hot Choco.


    Their hot choco is quite pricey as compared to the chocolate being sold in Mcdonalds. Why am I compare the two? Because the taste is the same. Just that in Mcdonalds, it’s a lot sweeter. The cup presentation is great, with a heart shaped made of sugar, and the mouth of the mug was covered with sugar. Maybe that’s the reason why it’s a bit expensive (P120 – small mug).


    The chicken pesto is delicious. I love pesto so I appreciate the pesto > chicken. 🙂

    Feel a need to relax and read a book? Or chat with your girlfriends? You may head out to McCafe. Their staffs are super accommodating, and they will welcomed you with a great big smile.

    Goblin Korean Series

    Only pictures and no additional details will be included in this post. Im getting a hype with this series, and almost, everyone in the Philippines are going crazy about it. 😂 

    Snapshots of some of my favorite scenes are posted below. Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole series. I did a marathon, and was able to finish it it in 3 days 😂

    *Pictures have been taken from different sites across google.com. They are not mine.

     
    Sorry guys, Im currently hooked with anything related to korea. The series, foods, skincare, makeup 😂

    Have you seen the series? I greatly recommend this one 😂

    [REVIEW] L’oreal Pure Clay Mask

    * I have uploaded a video for the result 

    ” Transform Skin in Just 10 Minutes. 3 Pure Clays and Charcoal. For Dull and Tired-looking Skin.

    Indulgent. Transformative. Perfectly Clean. L’Oréal Paris Skin Experts have created a super-charged pure clay mask with the power and benefits of Charcoal to detoxify and illuminate your skin in just 10 minutes. Our indulgent and powerful formula for this detox face mask provides a luxurious experience while potent pure clays and charcoal act like a magnet to clean out pores and draw-out and capture deep impurities (such as dirt, oil, and pollution). This creamy, non-drying formula leaves skin feeling clean, velvety, and rebalanced. Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask addresses your dull, tired skin to reveal a purified, even, and radiant complexion. Immediately, skin looks brighter with a healthy glow. Deep pore cleansing–dirt, dust and pollution are removed from skin. Skin’s complexion looks fresher and more even. Use After Use, skin is clean as if detoxified. Skin feels as though it can breathe better. Skin is healthy looking and more beautiful. ” – from lorealparisusa.com


    And of course, I decided to give it a try. I ordered directly from L’oreal US and let it shipped directly at my doorstep. 

    Charcoal mask is quite in a hype right now. Since it claims to help achieve flawless complexion and fights acne. It can be used regardless of skintype as they say it doesn’t cause any breakouts — please correct me if the information I got is wrong. Some uses activated charcoal as teeth whitening, or underarm whitening. But for this post, I used the charcoal as a mask.

    Review:

    1. I love how the oil is being absorbed once the mask has been dried.

    2. The texture is like a fine mud which can be spread easily and sticks on the skin well.



    3. After rinsing the mask off, you will see the brightening effect, and your face will be squeaky clean. 

    4. I hate the smell. It smells like a strong men’s perfume. 😩 I hate it. I really hate it. 

    5. I have a problem with the packaging. It’s not that sanitized as you will need to scoop the product using your fingers. No spoon provided.


    6. I actually forgot how much a jar cost. 

    7. Once the product dried, the mask can be easily washed off by using water. After the mask has been washed off, I proceeded in my pm routine. 

    Video below shows my skin after using the mask. ​​


    Will I buy again? No. I really hate the scent. 😦