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.

ONE EARTH ORGANICS
http://www.oeorganics.com/

FACEBOOK PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/onearthorganicsbeauty/

BEAUTY BAR
https://beautybar.com.ph/one-earth-organics

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: https://www.elainedogelio.com/2018/09/the-beauty-of-baler.html

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:

MAMAMOO
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!

G-IDLE
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.

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

KARD
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.

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 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: 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

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