Del Monte Spag Sarap Squad Headquarters

December 11, 2018 Ayala Malls Solenad Nuvali, 3 Santa Rosa - Tagaytay Rd, Don Jose, Santa Rosa, 4026 Laguna, Philippines

My family and I went to Ayala Malls Solenad, Nuvali last November 30, 2018, for the Del Monte Spag Sarap Squad Headquarters. Del Monte Spaghetti Sauces treated families to an excitingly different spaghetti experience by sampling all five of their delicious spaghetti sauce flavors - Carbonara, Italian, Sweet, Filipino, and their newest flavor, Creamy and Cheesy.

My Unpopular Opinion About The Famous Madeca Cream

December 10, 2018

One of the most raved and best selling Korean skincare in 2018 is the MADECA CREAM by Centellian24. It got famous here in the Philippines and is always sold out because of Raiza Contawi, a Filipina youtuber. But the question is, does it really work? I can now finally share my thoughts about it after using it for a month.

Glow Moon Necklace and Bracelet by WINGBLING

December 06, 2018

I'm not sure if you have seen this viral glow in the dark moon necklace and bracelet on Facebook or other SNS but I have and I am so happy to finally have it! :)

The famous necklace and bracelet are from WINGBLING, a famous digital accessory brand in Korea. They have lots of other cute stuff aside from these and all of the products that they sell are handmade.

The viral photo on Facebook

I have the bracelet and the necklace and both are in White Moon. It comes on a very classy packaging. I love the aesthetics!

There are also genuine product labels (Pink tag) which you can scan in HiddenTag to know if your product is authentic.

Close up view of the bracelet (left) and necklace (right).

Glow Moon Bracelet in White Moon

Photos When Worn

I am not actually good on showing fashion pieces because I mostly do makeup and skincare reviews but I did try my best to give you good photos. Haha! And please, excuse my hairy arms if it bothers you. I am born with it so yeah. Lol.

The products come with instructions and it says to place the necklace and bracelet under the sunlight in a few minutes for it to glow in the dark. You can also use the flashlight on your phone. I tried both options and I must say that the sunlight makes the pendant glow more under the dark.

The color varies according to light that it receives. If it is not exposed directly to sunlight, it is just mostly white or its original state. It becomes blue/green when exposed to sunlight because I believe it is already emitting phosphorus.

The Photo in the Dark

I was amazed by the pendants! Haha! I very fond like glow in the dark stuff since I was a kid. I used to put glow in the dark stars and moon on the ceiling of my bedroom.

It's a perfect gift for your loved ones or for yourself, of course. Haha! Good news for you, fam! You can buy this at my Charis shop at a discounted price. We also offer COD (for PH)! It is 1,030 pesos per piece. Available in pure silver and silver-plated (Price varies)! You don't have to worry because I guarantee you, it is authentic ;)

Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask Review

December 03, 2018

Milk is not just known for its moisturizing effect but also works well with sensitive skin. It widely used in most of the beauty products like soap, lotions, and creams.

HELLOSKIN: JUMISO Sheet Masks Review

November 27, 2018

HELLOSKIN is a new brand for me to try and I heard that they are famous for their sheet masks. These are called JUMISO. In Korean, JU means "to give" and MISO means "smile". They got a variety of sheet masks that caters to your pampering needs.

I got their Chewy Elastic Masks and it was given to me by Althea. Thank you, Ms. Tammy! ♥ We are actually not required to review this but since I read a lot of good reviews about these masks, I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

Like the usual, I want to talk first about the packaging. This is far one of the sheet masks with a good packaging. It looks very classy. There is no English translation on it so I actually had to search it for me to know about the brand and how to use it.

This Chewy Elasticity Mask is an anti-aging mask that leaves the skin hydrated and moisturized. It contains collagen-rich eggshell membrane and enhances your skin's elasticity. Made with super soft, thin & breathable Cupra cotton sheet, the Jumiso mask is designed to hold up to ten times more essence than regular cotton masks, which means more concentrated essence delivered to your skin. Suitable for all skin types.

Key Ingredients
Jojoba Oil: Improves skin texture
Adenosine: Reduces the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines
BL Fill Up: Patented components for skin tightening
Ceramide Complex: This substance similar to skin's natural lipids, helps skin to appear smoother and increases firmness

Place the cotton side sheet mask over cleansed and toned face. Carefully peel away and discard the mesh layer. Leave on for 10-20 minutes. Remove gently, massage remaining serum into skin.

Don't forget to peel away the mesh layer.

I love how this sheet mask makes my skin really soft and hydrated after use. It has more 'juice' compared to sheet masks from other brands. The sheet mask is kinda thin than the usual and I think the mesh part it really helpful in keeping the mask intact. It is not sticky.

What other products do you want me to review next? Should I post an updated skincare routine before the year ends? :)

Althea Korea x Get It Beauty Collaboration

November 16, 2018

Last August, Althea Korea had a product collaboration with Get It Beauty, Korea's top TV programme. The product is called the Real Fresh Detoxer which is a 10-second mask-to-cleanser skincare product.

The product comes in two variants – Green Tea and Rose. You can buy them individually or as a set. These products contain real rose petals and green tea.

I have a review of this product. You may check it out here or you may also check out the video below for more! :)

Where to buy?

Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway Review

November 12, 2018

Althea's very own product range is getting bigger and I am so happy for them! They launched a new product for their Petal Velvet line last October — the PETAL VELVET SUNAWAY. And as an Althea Angel, they sent me a PR kit. It included one Petal Velvet Sunaway, three of the Petal Velvet Powders and a cute hologram pouch. Thank you so much, Althea! ♥

Sushi Ninja: Best Sushi Place in South!

November 06, 2018 Westgate Center, The Serenity Place, Westgate Center Filinvest Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa, 1770 Metro Manila, Philippines

Japanese food is one of my favorite food and I'm so happy to find an excellent sushi place and a hidden gem here in the South — SUSHI NINJA, located at Westgate Center, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa.

Miss Tourism Queen Worldwide Candidates Visits Zoomanity Parks

October 25, 2018

Zoomanity Group, one of the leading companies in theme park industry in the Philippines expressed its support to Miss Tourism Queen Worldwide 2018 in promoting nature and animal conservation, as an addition to their advocacies which includes tourism around the world.

One Earth Organics Celebrates Their First Year Anniversary with Beauty Bar!

October 21, 2018

One Earth Organics celebrates their first year anniversary with Beauty Bar! Congratulations on reaching another milestone! For this event, they sent me this PR Kit. Thank you so much to Ms. Tiffany of One Earth Organics!

Here's what they sent me:
  • DCR Face & Body Complexion Soap
  • DCR Face & Body Polish + Mask
  • Miracle Light HD Advanced Whitening Serum
  • Wonder Blanche Cream
  • AntiBac Whitening Deo Spray 

This is my first time to use One Earth Organics products and I can't wait to try them out! I will post my reviews soon. I need your suggestion, loves! Should I do it in five products in one post or one post each product? Let me know!

One Earth Organics is available online through their website and Beauty Bar website. For physical branches, they are available at all Beauty Bar branches nationwide.




Life Lately Vol. 5: Work At Home, LDR, Health Issues

Hey, fam! What's up? It's been a while since I last posted a Life Lately entry. A lot of things happened from the last four months and I just can't believe that October will soon end! Everything just happens so fast! We only have more two months left for 2018. Let's all make it count!

First, I want to share with my new baby! Haha! Last July, I bought the Sony A5100 in black. I was torn between Sony and Fujifilm but for personal reasons, I chose the Sony one. No regrets though! Tbh, I am a frustrated photographer. Photography is my hobby since I was in first-year high school and I first used a Sony Cybershot that time. I only used a digital camera back then. So yeah, I'm really happy that I finally bought a mirrorless camera for myself! I hope to give you more quality contents in the future with this camera. :)

I went to Baler last August. Read my post about it here:

I had my first food crawl! I was invited by Zomato PH for a food crawl here in Tagaytay. I already posted my reviews: Mozu At Ming's, Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant, Siglo Modern Filipino.

Joseph and I celebrated our 7th anniversary last September 1st. We celebrated it in an LDR way. Haha! No choice! I just bought this Black Forest cake from Goldilocks. He's in LA for ten months already. I miss him so much!

I've been working at home for a year now. I just can't believe it has been a year! Ever since I started working, I always thought that I'll never stay in a job for a long time. Madali akong magsawa. But now, I am thankful for this opportunity. All I can say that I am happy with what I am doing even though I am not working full time and in the corporate world. I can still do what I want to do like blogging and a bit of travel sometimes. I also tried to work in a coffee shop the other day and it made me more productive. I should try that more often! Haha!

I was diagnosed with Photodermatitis by my dermatologist two weeks ago. I noticed that my arms got really burnt after our Batangas trip. The next day, my left arm felt so itchy, dry and it became rough as well. Only on a specific part though, not the whole arm. I scratched it a bit because it's really itchy and then I noticed there are already small wounds on it. I also noticed that my right arm is also starting to itch and there were tiny wounds as well. That was when I started to panic and Joseph told me to go to the doctor already. Good thing it was not severe. It was already treated as of the moment. My dermatologist also told me that my skin on my arms is the most sensitive skin on my body especially from the sun. From my trips since summer, only my arms are at it's darkest. Now I know why.

This blog just hit 100,000+ views! I know I don't post on a regular basis, but I still want to thank you for reading my blog. There are times that I don't feel motivated to update this blog but I think writing and photography is really my passion and I just can't stop doing what I love. I will try my best to keep this blog running and to give you more quality contents in the future. There are many pending blog posts on my list and there many ideas in my mind.

I also had lunch with my two high school friends - Aminah and Terence, at Mr. Kimchi Restaurant here in Tagaytay. Mas natutuloy talaga pag biglaan! Haha. I also had a breakfast date with Fhei last Sunday at Mcdonald's.

And of course, my Life Lately entry won't be complete without the Kdramas the I have watched from the past months. I haven't watched much Kdramas lately unlike before. I've also started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Still on Season 1 but just three more episode and I'm done with S1.

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim? (My second favorite for 2018! Haha!)
Are You Human Too?
Witch's Love
Best Lover
Hi! School Love On
My ID is Gangnam Beauty (My favorite for 2018!)
Love O2O (Cdrama)
HapiMari: Happy Marriage?! (Jdrama)
Hospital Ship

I am currently watching these on-going kdramas:
Devilish Joy
Where Stars Land
Terius Behind Me

I also discovered a few Kpop girl groups that I like:

POWER VOCALS! I'm obsessed! Can't choose a bias! I love all of them! Haha! They're like the other persona of SISTAR. Hwa Sa's appeal though!

I was so surprised when I learned that Latata is their debut song! I thought they have been in the industry for years. Soyeon is giving me CL vibes! She got the power and this girl group will soar high in the future. They got potential. No doubt! So sad to know that Miyeon was supposed to be with Blackpink.

I already like Apink since Mr. Chu but I like their new song and concept more. I love Bomi and Naeun!

Aminah recommended them to me. I never thought I would like CoEd this much. They're good too!

I guess that's all for now. Stay tuned for more kbeauty reviews and food adventures!

How about you? What are you guys up to? :)

Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50+ PA ++++ Review

October 18, 2018

Klairs is a respected and award-winning Korean brand and they are known for their skincare products. I have only tried their unscented toner and it works really well on me. I am currently obsessed with skincare products and I am happy to have this!

Klairs released a new product last September and it is their Soft Airy UV Essence. This is a great product to protect the skin against UV rays!

They officially launched this together with Wishtrend last September 6, 2018.

80ml or 2.7fl.oz.

Shelf Life
12 months after opening


The packaging is very simple but on point. It comes on a white plastic tube with a silver cap and details on it. It also comes on a box with holographic details. Talk about aesthetics! What I also like about Klairs is that their packaging are always detailed and they always have the English translation of it.


Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Dibutyl Adipate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Silica, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, Disodium EDTA, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluornate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil

"Simple, but enough"

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Apply every 3 hours when exposed to sunlight.

Product Description

The Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++ is an everyday sun protector for sensitive skin. As is it water-based, it holds a gel-type texture to give a soft weightless and light finish. Also with its high SPF and PA level, it completely guards the skin against UVA, UVB without leaving any greasiness or white cast.

Product Claims
  • SPF50+ PA++++
  • Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
  • Water-Based Gel Texture
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Cruelty-Free
  • For all skin types
  • For sensitive skin

Formula & Scent

This is what the product looks like. It has a watery consistency as what the product claims say. True to its claims, it is not sticky on the skin when applied which I really like and a little goes a long way.

★★★★★ I am so in love with this product! I have combination & sensitive skin and it works well for me. It is hydrating on the skin but it doesn't make my skin oil up more. It has SPF 50+ PA+++ which is great! I first used this when I went to Batangas for a day tour. It was a great way to test it because the sun was scorching hot that day. I am really glad I brought it with me! The only con that I see with this product is the price. Most Klairs products are priced $20 and above but I think it is worth it because they really work well on my sensitive skin.

Where To Buy

Price: $23.00 (1,200+ pesos)
Volume/Size: 180ml / 6.08fl.oz.
For All Skin Types
Made in Korea

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate of Wishtrend and the links above are affiliate links. This product was sent to me by Wishtrend for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company or its affiliates, in any way.

How about you? What sunblock are you currently using?

Black Rouge Airfit Velvet Tint Review & Swatches

October 12, 2018

BLACK ROUGE is a Korean cosmetics brand. This is my first time to try and make a review from this brand. And for today, I'm going to review their AIRFIT VELVET TINT in the shade A02 and A04.

Top 5 Visually Stunning Movies to Enjoy on Your Mobile Phone

October 08, 2018

Top 5 Visually Stunning Movies to Enjoy on Your Mobile Phone

Our way of viewing films has changed ever since smartphones emerged. We are no longer limited to watching through television, theater, and other large media devices. Smartphone technology has revolutionized media accessibility as it gives us the freedom and mobility to consume media on a whim. For instance, we can simply watch our favorite film while commuting to work, traveling around the country, or during lunch breaks. This is certainly one way to momentarily escape from the boredom and drudgery of the daily grind. To further feed our artistic cravings and urge to get away from the mundane, here is a list of visually stunning movies to enjoy on your mobile phone:

1. Loving Vincent is a 2017 experimental animated film about the life and death of Dutch post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh. It’s the world’s first fully painted film which required over 100 classically-trained oil painters to paint with oils on canvases (same as van Gogh’s style) on each of the 65,000 frames used in the film. The actors had to first film the entire movie, and the artists had to craft the animated paintings over the images after the filming of the movie ended. This added a layer of creativity because it allowed the viewers to still recognize the actors’ portrayal and appeal through the painted scenes. This gem is a one-of-a-kind visual mirage of vivid whirls and colors, enriched by the artists’ hard work and renditions of van Gogh’s masterpieces such as the celebrated “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers”. This work of art stars Polish theatre actor Robert Gulaczyk on his first big feature, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, and Saoirse Ronan. The film garnered many accolades and was nominated for the Best Animated Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards. The movie trailer may be viewed here:

Loving Vincent is an experimental animated film about the life and death of Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh.

2. Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 neo-noir sequel to the 1982 beloved sci-fi film, “Blade Runner”. The movie is about a replicant/bioengineered human who discovers a mystery that leads him to another replicant who has been missing for the past thirty years. The 2017 version is progressive and poised in tone through its muted gray, blue, and yellow visual imagery and cutting-edge effects. The non-cliche setting of a rainy and gritty future Los Angeles added texture and depth to the visuals. It stars Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, and Cuban actress Anna de Armas in her first breakout role. Harrison Ford also returned to his role from the first movie. The film was praised by critics and won the Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects at the 2018 Academy Awards. The film trailer may be viewed here:

Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 neo-noir sequel to the 1982 beloved sci-fi film, “Blade Runner”.

3. Dunkirk is a 2017 war film written and directed by Christopher Nolan (known for spectacular films such as “Inception” and “Interstellar”) that portrays the British soldiers’ retreat to Dunkirk, north of France during World War II in three aspects: land, sea, and air. Nolan crafted the movie from the perspective of the characters, aiming to use stimulating imagery instead of the usual narrative. With the director’s signature non-linear sequencing, paired with impactful visual storytelling, Dunkirk has been constantly praised as one of the greatest war films of all time, and maybe even Nolan’s best work as of yet. It stars Fionn Whitehead on his first major role, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and ex-One Direction singer Harry Styles in his film debut. This war epic impressed many, and won the Best Editing at the 2018 Academy Awards. The film trailer may be viewed here:

Dunkirk is a war film that portrays the British soldiers’ retreat to Dunkirk, France during World War II in three aspects: land, sea, and air.
4. Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action movie and reboot of the Mad Max franchise about a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the protagonist/captive partners with a fellow survivor to escape from a fortress run by a tyrant leader. The cinematography of this film is stellar. With its dynamic blue and orange hues during a six-month long shoot in the deserts of Namibia, and gripping action scenes that banked on effective execution and actual stunts, critics have hailed the film as one of the greatest films of the 21st century. The film stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoƫ Kravitz, as well as Riley Keough. The movie even got the chance to be shown through an out-of-competition screening at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in France, and won the Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Film Editing categories at the 2016 Academy Awards. The film trailer may be viewed here:

Mad Max: Fury Road is an action movie and reboot of the Mad Max franchise about a captive who partners with a fellow survivor to escape from a fortress run by a tyrant leader.
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson (known for artistic films “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox”) centering on a concierge who befriends the lobby boy to prove that he is not guilty after he is wrongfully accused of killing an affluent hotel guest. The visuals of the movie are seamless---the color palette is dreamlike, the production design is quirkily stylized, and the flawless framing of shots are all a testament to Anderson’s distinct and zany artistic eye. It also features an ensemble cast of Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori in his first notable role, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, and Owen Wilson. The movie is a cult favorite, and has won the Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design at the 2015 Academy Awards. The film trailer may be viewed here:

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film centering on a concierge who befriends the lobby boy to prove that he is not guilty after he is wrongfully accused of killing an affluent hotel guest.

To fully appreciate the films that we have suggested, we highly recommend the V11 to satisfy your yearning for visual stimulation and entertainment. Its sleek 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which is vivid with life-like depth and texture. It also has exceptionally vibrant colors and stunning clarity for the best mobile experience. The Halo Fullview™ Display features a 91.27% screen-to-body ratio that delivers a convenient and an uninterrupted viewing experience that turns your video into a high-quality one at anytime, anywhere.

The Vivo V11’s Halo Fullview™ Display features a 91.27% screen-to-body ratio that delivers a convenient and an uninterrupted viewing experience that turns your video into a high-quality one at anytime, anywhere.

Own a V11 now to fully appreciate a film’s cinematic visual quality. You can pre-order the Vivo V11 in two ways: On ground and online. It is available in all participating Vivo concept and multi-brand stores. It will come with exciting freebies—a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty. Fans may also pre-order the Vivo V11 on shopping websites such as Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku. Freebies such 10,000 mAh game power bank, a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty will be included. #

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts.

Works Cited:
Loving Vincent: Figlerowicz, Marta. 2017. “The Moving Pictures of Loving Vincent” December 30, 2017. 

Awards List:

Dunkirk: Fadnavis, Mihir. 2017. “Dunkirk movie review: Sensory overload, powerful visuals show Christopher Nolan is on top of his game“. July 19, 2017.

Mad Max: Fury Road: Failes, Ian. 2015. “A graphic tale: the visual effects of Mad Max: Fury Road”. May 29, 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road Cannes Film Fest selection:

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Kelley, Matthew. 2018. “Surreal Visual Elements in The Grand Budapest Hotel“. January 17, 2018.


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