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.

Size
80ml or 2.7fl.oz.

Shelf Life
12 months after opening


Packaging

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.



Ingredients

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"
Application

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


Website: Wishtrend.com
Brand: KLAIRS
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 is your sunblock?

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGzKnyhYDQI.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk.

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 vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Works Cited:
Loving Vincent: Figlerowicz, Marta. 2017. “The Moving Pictures of Loving Vincent” https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-moving-pictures-of-loving-vincent/. December 30, 2017. 

Awards List: http://oscar.go.com/


Dunkirk: Fadnavis, Mihir. 2017. “Dunkirk movie review: Sensory overload, powerful visuals show Christopher Nolan is on top of his game“. https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/watch-dunkirk-movie-review-sensory-overload-powerful-visuals-show-christopher-nolan-is-on-top-of-his-game-3829483.html. July 19, 2017.

Mad Max: Fury Road: Failes, Ian. 2015. “A graphic tale: the visual effects of Mad Max: Fury Road”. https://www.fxguide.com/featured/a-graphic-tale-the-visual-effects-of-mad-max-fury-road/. May 29, 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road Cannes Film Fest selection: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/films/mad-max-fury-road

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Kelley, Matthew. 2018. “Surreal Visual Elements in The Grand Budapest Hotel“. http://blogs.iac.gatech.edu/film2018/2018/01/17/surreal-visual-elements-in-wes-andersons-the-grand-budapest-hotel/. January 17, 2018.

Prima Sassy Belle Products + Review

October 02, 2018


PRIMA SASSY BELLE is a 100% Filipino-owned direct selling company that focuses on providing must-haves beauty, health and wellness products. They have slimming coffee, slimming juice, healthy beverages, cosmetics, fragrances, whitening skin care products. All of their products are passed and certified by the Food and Drug Administration so it is safe to use and consume. It is also IDCP Halal Certified and IPO Registered. 

They value the importance of health and the use of natural ingredients for us to remain healthy. Their goal is to empower and bring out the best version in everyone without spending too much.


They sent me a PR kit last month. Thank you, Prima Sassy Belle! ♥ It comes with this super cute paper bag. I like their design and the colors used. You know I like anything pink and fab, right? Haha! :) So for today, I will share my review of the three products that they've sent to me.

Radiance White Hand and Body Cream
with Kojic, Gluta and SPF 50


First, I will discuss the packaging. It is very cute and simple. I like the pink details and the silver cap. I also like that the information is all included on the box and tube - product description, ingredients, FDA Lto No, manufacturer and contact number. However, as I inspected the tube and box, the expiration date is only written on the box.


Here's a close up photo of the product for you to see the details. It has Kojic, Gluta and SPF 50 which is a good thing especially in a tropical country like the Philippines.

SRP: 370.00 pesos

Product Claims:
  • Keeps the skin healthy
  • Helps the skin to stay moisturized
  • Whitens the skin effectively
  • Protects from harmful rays of the sun
  • Eliminates dark spots
  • Aids in skin exfoliation and renewal
  • Penetrates onto skin layers for softer and more glowing look

Ingredients:

Water, EDTA, Stevia Acid, Cetyl Acid, Suncat, Propylene Glycol, Glycerine, Aqua Rich, Vit B3, Rosehip Oil, Phenoxy Ethanol, Kojic Acid, Glutathione, SPF 50, Scent


It has a thick consistency but it is not sticky when applied on the skin. I like that this product aims not just to whiten, but also moisturize the skin and protects skin from the sun. It's like an all in one product. Not that I don't like the scent of this product, but it's just too strong for me. The scent is like a powdery and sweet scent. I like it actually, but just not on creams and lotions. I prefer them to be fragrance-free.

Herbal Balm
100% All Natural Cooling Blend


They let me choose three products to try and the second product that I chose is their Herbal Balm. Adulting is getting really hard these days and I get stressed quite easily so the inner Tita in me needs a product like this. Haha! And I have no regrets because this really helps!


SRP: 130.00 pesos

Product Claims:
Natural solution for stress
Soothes and relieves aching muscles
Alleviates pain
Has warming effect on the skin
Nourishes and hydrates skin
Helps in releasing nervous tensions
Helps ease anxiety, fatigue, and depression
Pure, all natural essences

Ingredients:
Tawa-tawa, Sambong, Damong Maria, Romero, Oregano, Silymarin, Gotu Kola, Yerba Buena, Lagundi, and Aloevera


I really like that this product has a minimal menthol scent compared to the usual balms that we buy from the drugstore. The scent doesn't lessen the effect of the product. Btw, I like the gold details on the packaging!

Prima Perfume for Women
Thea


Product Description:
Prima perfumes offer a long-lasting, sophisticated, and irresistible scents made from France. Inspired by the most fragrances from France with the highest oil concentration for a long-lasting scent.

SRP: 320.00 pesos

They also have fragrances for men. I chose Thea because they said it is inspired by Jo Malone Nectarine and I want to try it. True to its claims, this perfume really lasts throughout the day. The oil concentration is a factor because the higher the oil concentration, the longer the perfume lasts. It's not pricey so I think it's really worth it.

PRIMA SASSY BELLE

Email: primasassybelle@gmail.com

Peripera Ink Airy Velvet Review

September 05, 2018


I have been using Peripera lip tints for more than a year already and it has become one of my all-time favorite lip tints. You can never go wrong with it especially the Peripera Ink Airy Velvet. I have here two new tints from their line and I am finally sharing my thoughts why I love this product.

Peripera is a well known Korean brand and they are famous for their lip products. They have the Peri's Ink Velvets and the Ink Airy Velvet which I will be reviewing today.


PACKAGING


Aside from their products, Korean brands are also known for their cute packaging and this one is not an exception. Just look at the box and the tube. It is so cute! Almost every detail is written on the box.



The color of the box corresponds to the shade of the tint and the shades are also written on the upper part of the box.

The product comes in a matte plastic tube.

The shades are written below the product. There are English translations though. All are in Korean. You can specify the shade only with the number of the shade.

APPLICATOR


It has a flat doe foot applicator and this really helps with the ease of application.

I have two new shades here — #1 Heart Grapefruit and #10 Dry Rose Brown. I have an old one and that shade is #8 Glimpse Brick Brown.



SWATCHES

I did not use any filter here. This photo might be a bit blurry but it really gives justice to the colors. I tried to take a shot somewhere here in our house but the lighting really affects the photo and this is the best that I got. 

LIP SWATCHES


Heart Grapefruit is a gorgeous coral shade. I thought it is too bright for my liking. But when I applied it on my lips, it turned out pretty nice. It made me look fresh. Glimpse Brick Brown is a taupe shade and is a great MLBB shade. The photo above didn't give justice to Dry Rose Brown. It looks like a dusty rose shade here but it is not. It is a nice pink shade. Dry Rose Brown and Glimpse Brick Brown are two great MLBB shades.

VERDICT


You can never go wrong with Peripera lip tints. I've tried other lip tints for the past year and I still go back to this. It has been my all-time favorite. No doubt! They have a variety of shades that you can choose. They also launched a few new shades this spring. The pigmentation and color payoff is also great. It really leaves a stain on the lips and can last longer than the usual tints.

YOU MAY GET THIS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE ON MY CHARIS SHOP!


Get this for only 440 pesos on my Charis shop! No need to worry about getting fake Peripera tints and other kbeauty products. My Charis shop ships directly from South Korea to your doorstep! Visit my Charis shop for more! Click HERE or click the photo above to order.

Watch out for more kbeauty post on my blog! ;)


The Beauty of Baler

September 03, 2018 Baler, Aurora, Philippines


Baler is on my bucket list because I heard a lot of good stories about it and I am so happy that I can finally cross this one out. Karissa, one of my best friends, recently opened her own travel agency and she asked me to accompany her on this trip as her assistant/photographer. We went there in the first week of August.

Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant

August 26, 2018 Sikat Rd, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines


LIME AND BASIL THAI RESTAURANT was our second restaurant for our food crawl. I've been hearing a lot of good reviews about this restaurant. I know, I am from Tagaytay but I haven't been there. Haha! Thank you Zomato PH! ;) This restaurant is not actually in Tagaytay but it just a few minutes away.

Siglo Modern Filipino

August 22, 2018 Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines


For our third and last stop for the Food Crawl, we went to SIGLO MODERN FILIPINO. This is the restaurant of View Point Hotel. This restaurant is just beside Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and just across Picnic Grove (Just 5 minutes away from our house. Haha!).

Siglo (from Spanish word siglo) which means a century (100 consecutive years)


This place is very homey. The interiors have this earthly colors and it goes really well together. It also has this old and modern vibes combined. The place is just perfect, also instagramable.


Travel the Philippines through Food 
 Siglo Modern Filipino 


This restaurant really values our Filipino foods. They serve various dishes not just from Cavite but also from all around the Philippines. And they are very creative! Thumbs up to that!



FOOD


They served us their three Bilao specials — Siglo Bilao, Barkada Bilao, and Luzviminda Bilao. Each Bilao has their distinctive dishes and just look at their food presentation! 



SIGLO BILAO. Native Tinola, Kare-Kare classic, Crispy Tawilis, Pancit Pusit, Siglo Salad. The Pancit Pusit is surprisingly good! 


BARKADA BILAO. Bulalo, Crispy Sisig, Calamares Frito, Himagsikan Wings, Gising-Gising. I like this bilao the most because of the Calamares and Sisig. Haha! They are my fave!


LUZVIMINDA BILAO. Bagnet Ilocos, Chicken Binakol, Kare-Kareng Lamang Dagat, Lumpiang Shanghai, Ubod Salad. Love the Bagnet Ilocos! The Philippines has three island groups  Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. And that's where the name Luzviminda comes from. 


Your Tagaytay trip won't be complete without Bulalo, of course. ;)


Each Bilao comes with fresh fruits and 1.5L of Coke.


This is their newest drink which is called Bukangliwayway (English: Dawn). Very creative, isn't it?  This will be launched this week. P.S. This is not your ordinary iced tea. :p

Aside from the food and place, their service is also good. They made us feel welcome and they are very accommodating. They gave us an overview of the restaurant and explained their menu. This restaurant is almost perfect but it is a bit pricey for me. Nevertheless, this is still a great restaurant for me. If you're into Filipino foods, this is definitely the restaurant for you.

Thank you so much for hosting, Siglo Modern Filipino! Thank you to Zomato PH for the invite! 

 

Siglo Modern Filipino Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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