Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar – Get Ready to Travel Back in Time

When I was often being asked by my friends “How do you (and Mark) normally celebrate your anniversaries” I’d say, “Pretty Simple. We just dine out, then go home and watch movies” well that’s because we’re both busy people and lazy at the same time, haha! But a few weeks ago, we’ve decided to finally make an effort and plan at least a quick overnight getaway and as someone who has lived in Manila my entire life, I want to kind of forget about the city life once in a while. I browsed for cool hotel accommodations through the Traveloka app and decided to book for an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast for Php 7,780.50  at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

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Nestled beautifully into a lush green surrounding province of Bagac, Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (“The Philippine Houses of Acuzar”) is Jose Acuzar‘s collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses that were collected and carefully dismantled, relocated and reassembled at Bagac, Bataan. The place took us back in time and we were totally blown away the moment we set our foot in the resort.

The resort is 4-5 hour drive away from where we live and since it was a weekday, we made sure to travel early in the morning to avoid traffic. Our check in time is 3:00 PM but we arrived there couple of hours early so upon registration, we asked if it is possible to check in earlier than the schedule and the lady at the reception told us to wait as they check for available rooms and served us our welcome drinks. Early check ins are subject to availability of the rooms so while we were waiting and it was around lunch time, we’ve decided to eat lunch first and buy some things at Vista Mall. We were given an exit pass which you have to secure every time you leave the resort premises or upon check out.

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The one blue open door in the middle is our room entrance.

We headed back to the hotel at around 1:00PM and to our surprise, we were told that there was an available room for us to check-in early so we were given our room key-cards and brochure with hotel details. We unloaded our bags, parked the car and rode their service-jeep that took us to our hotel room 207, Escolta.

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We’re at room 207

The room is spacious and just perfect for couples like us. It has a little bit of a modern touch but mostly have vintage-looking pieces, flooring and windows that made it old but cozy. We have free Wi-Fi, LED TV that has cable, coffee and tea bar, storage cabinets plus two safes and a mini fridge inside the lower cabinets.

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Ooops! Sorry! The room was quite messy because we’ve already settled in but trust me it was clean before we arrived 😛

And look how lovely this bathroom door is! Inside, we have a spacious contemporary designed bathroom with a bath tub and shower. There’s a hair dryer as well and complimentary soaps and shampoos.

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The mirror already has a lot of stains on it and badly needs an upgrade.
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This is the shower area

We have nothing bad to say about the room. We love that it looks cozy and really comfy to stay the night except the mirror in the bath. Mark said he liked how they carefully managed to put all the pieces, the lighting and the overall design together that made us felt like we are really in the 19th century.

Here, btw, is the view from our hotel room balcony.

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It was a lovely day, indeed.

Since we’ve checked in early, we still had few hours to shower, rest and charged our gadgets for a while then we started our tour. Our accommodation also includes free tours which sadly we didn’t take due to time restraints. We wanted to roam around so we decided to do our own tour instead and take pictures as much as we could. In case we get back (which we probably will) I will definitely try one of the tours they offer.

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This house looks stunning but a bit creepy when I took a peek inside

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This is probably one of my favorite places in Las Casas. My camera and photography skills failed to capture how picturesque this place was. This is how I imagined everything when I was reading Noli Me Tangere

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This is Mark when I told him to pose.

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Stunning Bougainvillea

Activities at Las Casas

There are a lot of activities you can definitely try at Las Casas, sadly, we didn’t try any of them. We initially wanted to try the bicycle and the balsa but since we have a strict budget, we just enjoyed ourselves walking on the road made in cobblestones.

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Price List:

Golf Cart: forgot the price
Kayak: forgot the price
Kalesa: PHP 75/person (1hour)
Balsa: PHP 500/person (1 hour)
Bicycle: PHP 200/person (1 hour)
Fish feeding: 50/person

Where to Eat

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There were I think 3 or more Restaurants in Las Casas but only 2 were opened when we visited. We had our dinner around 5 o’clock PM at Cusina ni Nanay Maria, a rustic restaurant specializing in authentic and Filipino cuisine. We ordered Crispy Pata (PHP 825) and their best-selling Tinapa Rice (PHP 210) and Mango Shake (PHP 160). The lady who took our order was very sweet and accommodating.

After dinner, we roam around a couple more minutes and took more pictures then headed back to our hotel room.

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Cable Car

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This is where the beach is. We forgot to take photos of the beach though.

Apart from the resort activities, you can get to enjoy other amenities the hotel offers which includes swimming pool and the beach. Las Casas currently has 1 public pool and 2 private pools but when we visited, the public pool was being renovated so they temporarily opened the private pools for everyone to use. These private pools are situated in a private casa/houses as well so I guess, it’ll not be available to public once the public pool opens.

The beach was clean and has a mini bar by bay. It has Inflatable Pool which is free for hotel guests and other water activities which include jet ski, wake boarding, banana boat, and more. I am not sure with the prices of each activities but you’ll have a list of this when you visit.

Day 2

We woke up around 7am and had our free breakfast around 8am at Cafe Marivent. It is a buffet-style breakfast that we really enjoyed. Their menu for that day includes Daing na Sapsap, Chicken Embotido, Pork Longganisa, Scrambled egg, Breads, Waffles, Fruits and Veggie Salad, Juice and Coffee.

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I had Rice, Chicken Embotido, Scrambled Eggs, Daing and Pandesal with butter. While Mark had Longganisa and bread and eggs.

After breakfast, we headed back to our room and changed. We took another tour for one last time and bought some souvenirs before we headed back again to our room and packed our things for check out.

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handmade liquid soaps for PHP 250
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Check out is scheduled at 12:00 noon and you will pay for additional fee if you extended. Yikes!

Around 11:45am, we were picked up by the service Jeep and took us to the Reception Area. We proceed to check out and secured our exit pass. And that sums up our 2-day, 1 night stay at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Overall, we were incredibly satisfied with our overall experience in this place. Their staffs were very friendly and really accommodating. This place and its staffs truly embody hospitality which is one of the values Filipinos are well-known for.

How to go to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

By Car

Use Google Map or Waze. 3-4 hour drive from Manila (Via NLEX) Exit at San Fernando. Take the route along Mt. Samat until you reach the town of Bagac. (Via SCTEX) If you’re coming from north, take (SCTEX) and exit at Dinalupihan.

By Public Vehicle

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Source: https://www.lascasasfilipinas.com
Day Tour

Day tour packages are also available for PHP 1500/person. This packages include a welcome drink, access to the beach and swimming pool, a guided tour of the heritage houses, and taxes & service charge. Bringing of food is strictly prohibited. A corkage fee of 500/person shall be charged.

Tips

  • Book ahead of time. Check the website to score on going deals and promotions.
  • Don’t hesitate to call the resort for questions and inquiries. Trust me, they’re very accommodating.
  • This place is huge so bring water to keep you hydrated.
  • Don’t over pack (though this is something I was guilty of)
  • Prepare an itinerary
  • Wear hats to protect you from sun
  • apply sunscreen and bring it with you when you tour the place.
  • And lastly, bring someone who can take good pictures please! Instagram-boyfie/husband will do 😀

And that’s it!!! Thank you for reading and hope to see your own adventure at Las Casas! 🙂

CONTACT DETAILS
Manila Sales and Reservation Office
Room Reservations Direct Lines:
332.5338 / 332.5286 / 355.3032
Mobile No.: 0917.872.9361
Email: reserve@lascasasfilipinas.com
http://www.lascasasfilipinas.com

Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac,
Bataan 2107,
PhilippinesTel: (+632) 866-8500 | (+632) 332-5286

 

 

 

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My First Shopping Experience with Stylekorean (Review + One-Brand Mini Haul

Online shopping I would say, is one of my favorite things to do whenever I’m feeling stressed or I feel like rewarding myself for something I’ve done great. And for couple of years that I’ve been shopping online, I already have a list of my favorite shops but there are times that I also explore different shops where I can get bigger discounts. Honestly, that’s how I came across Stylekorean.com.

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My Korean Beauty Haul 2019

Hi everyone!

I am back with another Korean beauty haul. These are some of the products that I’ve been accumulating for the last few months, some I’ve already tried and some are still unopened. I only got few items in this haul but these are some of the products and brands that I am very excited to try this year, so let’s start.

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Affordable Gift Ideas for Him and Her this Valentines Day

Hey guys! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and this is the time of the month that we start thinking of gift idea’s to give to our S.O.! I know how difficult it can be to find the perfect gift for your partner, so today I’ve listed down some affordable items that won’t break the bank.

So here are some of the few finds that are perfect for your partner’s hobbies and personalities:

For the Travelers

Dry Bags – If your partner loves to travel, he/she will definitely love to have one of these dry bags from Rackley Philippines which they can use to their next adventure! Price ranges from P249-P1059.

Waterproof Dry Bag - 10 litres
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Power Banks – Don’t let your partner missed a selfie/groufie because of low batteries. Why don’t you gift him/her with one of these Jaguar power banks from Kimstore. With a capacity of 10,000mAh – 20,000mAh for as low as P550-P800, these are perfect for someone who is always on the go!

JAGUAR Powerbank (10,050mAh)
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For the Creatives

Pendants – This vintage photo pendant might do the trick this Valentine’s day.  Personalized items as lovely as these will never go out of style, plus you can put your own photos to make it more personalized.

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Handcrafted Bracelets – Your artistic girl would absolutely appreciate this handcrafted bracelet from BeadsnBreakfast with price ranges from P50-P70 only. You may want to add some sweet note and it’s good to go!

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Art Supplies – You may also want to check out this Art Store, Deovir Art Supplies where you can get lots of Art supplies for your partner’s next project. Price starts from P498 above.

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For the Professionals

Grooming Set – You know that your man needs to be presentable at all times at work. Why don’t you gift him a grooming set from Human Nature to keep him look fresh and clean everyday.

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Perfumes/Colognes: Come on! Who doesn’t love perfumes, right? Check Perfumes Philippines for more affordable perfumes you can gift to your man and woman this Valentines Day. Price ranges from P600 and above.

Jovan White Musk Women 96.1ml - Perfume Philippines

Jovan Musk Men 88ml - Perfume Philippines
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Personalized Leather Wallet/Card Holder/Phone Cases– These customized wallets and phone cases from The Leather PH may do the trick for him and her this Valentine’s day. Not only they’re fashionable, they’re customized too! This is probably the pricier item in this list buy with price starts from P1399 let me tell you, the materials are real leather and the quality is superb making it worth it to buy for your partner.

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For Beauty Junkies

BeautyMNL Give Cards – Does she loves skincare and make up but you do not know what items she would like? Beauty Gift Certificates from BeautyMNL will definitely make the job easier for you. This shop offers GC’s for as low as P100-1000. Head on to their website as their GC’s sells out fast!

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And there you have it! Flowers and Chocolates are sweet and classic but giving something that is based on your SO hobbies and personalities is definitely sweeter because that only shows how well you know your partners. Just don’t forget to add a sweet note to make it even more sweet and romantic. Happy Valentine’s day lovelies!

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Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off Review

When I started to get into K-beauty, I’ve become so curious to try lots of Korean skincare products and one of the first products I was so eager to try is the Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off. I’ve already finished my first tub so let me share with you my thoughts about this very popular exfoliating product.

What is it

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Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Of is a wash-off mask featuring organic black sugar granules as its star ingredient that safely and effectively exfoliate and nourish skin for a smooth, clean complexion.

It claims to exfoliate the top layer of skin by sloughing off dead skin, dirt and oils while leaving your skin smooth, nourished and moisturized.

Ingredients

Organic Black Sugar – enriched with vitamins and minerals to hydrate and nourish skin.

Sucrose, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Lanolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Caramel, Sorbitan Laurate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Water, Fragrance

Packaging

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Expiration date

It is housed in a white plastic tub with brown paper label on top of the cover. Product details are written in Korean and English and has the expiry date underneath the tub. This product doesn’t come with a spatula but you can simply scoop the product using your fingers or spoon for hygienic purposes.

Consistency/Texture/Scent

This being a sugar mask, texture is grainy and the product is thick like honey and caramel but nonetheless, it’s still easy to scoop out and massage on the skin. Scent is more of like lemon instead of sugary sweet but I personally like it. It smells like spa to me.

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How to use

After cleansing, scoop some mask and gently massage it onto a slightly damped skin avoiding the eye and mouth area for at least 60 seconds, then leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Finally, rinse off with lukewarm water.

Verdict

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Even though the sugar easily melts in water, this black sugar mask can still be a bit abrasive for others and might cause skin irritation instead of gentle exfoliation especially to those with acne-prone and sensitive skin. If you have delicate skin, you can probably just use this as a wash-off mask instead of a scrub or you may simply opt for a more gentle exfoliating products like a peeling gel or something. But if you have normal, dry, or oily skin, you will probably love this product as it really does its job well in terms of removing dirt, and scrubbing off dead skin cells. I personally love this product and I enjoy using this while I am in the shower. I simply scoop out the product using dry fingers,  gently massage it onto my face and neck then rinse off. I instantly felt my skin is softer and smoother.

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I bought 2 tub of this product and I am glad I did because it really works well on my dry skin. I only use this once or twice a week and my first tub lasted for 2-3 months. I liked that it didn’t irritate my skin nor caused me breakouts, instead, it helped me reduce few whiteheads, tiny bumps, dry patches and acne scars on my face. My pores were minimized too! Yey! Now my skin felt smoother and looks clear and healthy like baby skin.

“Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off  is a delicious treat for my skin and gives me a spa-like facial experience at home”

I totally recommend this Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off to people who is likely to have less delicate skin. It’s inexpensive and does a good job in exfoliating the skin. It looks freakin’ delicious too! This can be a bit gritty on the skin that’s why you really have to be very gentle and don’t put a lot of pressure when massaging your face with this but overall, I love this product and will definitely repurchase. Skinfood has different kinds of wash off masks and I am also planning to try their Strawberry one next time!

You may purchase this product from Skinfood’s physical stores or from K-Beauty online stores. Check out my 5 trusted K-beauty online store here.

So, have you tried this Black Sugar Wash-off Mask from Skinfood? Share your thoughts 🙂

 

 

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How to Determine your Skin Type

Ever wonder why products don’t work on you but works wonderfully on others? If you do, then I’m glad you’re on this page because today, I will share with you the basic things I know about skin care. It’s a brand new year and if you are someone who tends to forget about your skin then maybe it’s time to re-consider and start taking care of it. Trust me, that is something your 40 year-old self would thank you for in the future. So first, let us  start from the basic yet the most important step which is determining and understanding your skin type.

The 4 common skin types are dry, normal, combination and oily and here’s how you can determine which skin type you have.

Step 1: Wash your face with your trusted facial cleanser to remove oil, dirt and any make up.

Step 2: Don’t apply any products on and just let your skin return to its normal state.

Step 3: After an hour or so, try to examine your skin for any visible shine, flakiness, or oiliness. If your skin feels tight when you do facial movements or see some flakiness then you have dry skin. If you notice shine or oil on some areas like forehead and nose (T-zone), you are likely to have a combination skin. But if you see oil or shine on areas like cheeks, chin, forehead and nose then your skin is likely oily. Then finally, if you don’t notice any of those mentioned above then congrats because you are blessed to have a normal skin.

Skin Types

Once you start to understand your skin type and its specific needs, not only it will help you choose the right and suited products but you will also be surprised how your skin will transform from worst to better or even best.

Dry Skin

Your skin feels tight all the time and there are cases when you will notice flakiness and dry patches especially during summer or winter. These harsh conditions cause your skin to lose its natural oils making your skin dryer than normal. When you have dry skin type, it’s best for you have a moisturizer that is more on a heavier kind. It is also okay for you to exfoliate at least 2-3 times a week to help you remove dead skin cells but never ever over exfoliate as this may lead your skin to become sensitive and dry even more.

Recommendation: Products with Vitamin E, Olive oil, Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin are a great option as these are known for its hydrating and moisturizing properties.

Oily Skin

Oily skin tends to produce more sebum than normal which causes pores to become larger and more visible and is likely to get blackheads, whiteheads and more prone to experience breakouts. Avoid products with drying ingredients like alcohol as this will trigger your skin to produce more oil which will cause you bigger problems. Even though you have oily skin, you still need to keep your skin moisturized. Moisturizers with lightweight-formula are best suited for you. You may also try to switch your moisturizer to an emulsions or facial skin lotions which are more curated for people with oily skin.

Recommendation: Products with AHA, BHA, Salicylic acids which are great chemical exfoliant for oily skin. Retinol and Niacinamide which are both great in unclogging pores and improve the appearance of enlarged pores. Green tea is also a great ingredient to look out for as this treats oily skin.

Combination Skin

This skin type is more likely to have an oily t-zone and normal to dry on the rest of areas of the face. This is probably the skin type that is a bit hard to take care of since you have to consider that your skin is a combination of dry and oily. Good thing about it is that there are now a lot of products available in the market that caters this type of skin. I guess the best way to treat you combo skin is to have a balance moisture. Apply a little bit of your moisturizer to areas that tends to get oily. There are also gel-type moisturizers which you can go for.

Recommendation: Products with Hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, Glycerin and Aloe Vera are also good for this skin type. Hydra Balance Smart Moisturizer for Combination Skin from the brand VMV Hypoallergenics is also good option. This product is specifically curated for Combination skin. I have tried this product and it gives a good amount of moisture on the skin. Not too thick and not too heavy.

Normal Skin

A normal skin type is an ideal type because it is very easy to take care of and is likely to to get breakouts. If you have a normal skin type, you can focus on protecting and improving your skin condition by doing regular exfoliation, moisturizing and keeping your skin healthier. But just because you have a normal skin type, doesn’t mean you can  overdo things as this would just throw off your skin’s normal state instead of improving it more.

Recommendation: Most (not all) product ingredients are good for normal skin type. Vitamins C, AHA or BHA, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid are some good ingredients to look for.

There’s another skin type that most of you know about which is the Sensitive skin type. People with dry, oily or combination can have sensitive skin too and this is another thing to consider when choosing a product. Sensitive skin types are most likely to have  redness or skin inflammation and easily reacts to beauty products. The challenging part for this skin type is to determine which ingredients cause sensitivity to know which products/ingredients you need to avoid. That is why if you have sensitive skin, patch testing is a MUST! Though it is always recommended to always patch test regardless of which skin type you have.

Recommendation: Products with soothing and calming ingredients are what this skin type will love. Number one ingredient on my list is the Centella asiatica which I personally love. You will see numerous products with this ingredient list and that is how good this is. Centella asiatica extract is known to have great benefits and is being used in Chinese medicine to heal, repair and calm skin. My favorite Dear, Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner also has this ingredient making it suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Another ingredient to look for is Aloe Vera which is also calms and soothes skin irritation because of its anti-bacterial properties. Avoid products that would aggravate inflammation as this would make your skin condition worse like Alcohol and Fragrance. Might as well look for products that are gentle enough to be used even by babies.

Final Thoughts

Everyone is different and all skin types has its specific skin needs, the same reason why some products don’t work on you but works great on others regardless of how great or expensive the products are. Always keep in mind that our skin and skin needs changes depending on the season that’s why it’s essential for us to know and examine our skin every now and then, after all, it is us who will also benefit from it.

So that is all for today. I hope this post help you in any way possible and good luck on your skincare journey this 2019. Stay be-YOU-tiful. 🙂

Love,

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Please note that I am no skin expert and only have basic knowledge about our skin and it’s always best if you will seek professional advise for any skin concerns.

2018 Favorites

Hello everyone!

I hope ya’ll are having the best holiday break ever. 2018 is almost over, can you believe that? While we are counting the remaining hours before we officially say goodbye to 2018, here’s a new blog post for you where I have put together in one list all my favorite things this year which falls in these 3 categories: Skincare, Makeup, and, Gadgets and Accessories. Enjoy 🙂

Skincare

Ever since I decided to become more serious with skincare, I never stop looking for products that would help me achieve glowing and healthy skin. I have a lot of favorites this 2018 and here are some of the few products that transformed my skin big time. These are the ones I am currently using and I love them because they are very effective, gentle and never broke me out.

  •  Supple Preparation Facial Toner, by Dear, Klairs – This is my holy grail toner and I love it so much! It’s very hydrating and it helps with acne scarring and because it has Centella Asiatica as one of its ingredients. I’ve been using this the entire 2018 and I will definitely purchase another bottle of this over and over again.
  • Hydra Balance Smart Moisturizer (For combination skin), by VMV Hypoallergenics – Here’s my favorite morning moisturizer because it has creamy and milky texture and consistency yet it’s very lightweight and non-sticky. I am almost done with my tube and I’m planning on repurchasing another. It has SPF too that makes it really perfect for day time.
  • All-around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk, by Missha – I bought this one when I ran out of my Biore Sunscreen and I like that its lightweight and doesn’t suffocate my skin in the morning. It has SPF50+ / PA +++ and didn’t break me out.
  • Time Revolution Moisture Essence, by Missha – This is a treatment essence that does something amazing to the skin. It targets certain issues on the skin like, acne, dark spots, dryness, etc. and this product helped me with my acne scars and rough and dry skin. I used to have rough skin but now my skin is plump and smoother.
  • Good Morning Low PH Gel Cleanser by CosRX, Here’s the last item on this category. My current morning gel cleanser. It’s very gentle and does the job pretty well. Makes my skin clean, smooth and no break outs.

Makeup

In case you don’t know, I am not a makeup person and I only own a few makeup items in my kikay kit. But I really do love buying lip tints and lipsticks as well that I only use if there are special events or if I need to add a little life on my face. Here are some of my 2018 favorites.

  • Fluffmatte Lipstick in Girl Crush and Major, Sunnies Face – Sunnies Face is a Filipino lipstick brand and officially opened only August of this year. They offer 9 lovely different shades and all sells out fast. Few of my favorite shades are the Girl Crush, Major, Hot Sauce and Vacay.
  • Travels Collector’s Edition lipsticks in shades Dubai & Hong Kong, BLK Cosmetics – I’m a fan of Anne Curtis because of her beauty and simplicity . I adore her because she likes going out even with no make up despite her being a popular Filipino celebrity. BLK cosmetics is actually owned by her and I love it. Few of my favorite shades in her Travel edition are Dubai, South Africa and New Zealand.

Gadgets and Accessories

These ones are the gadgets and accessories I mainly use for my blog. These were given to me by my boyfriend. He supports me with everything I do, especially my blogging journey and he inspires me to do better. Isn’t he the sweetest?

  • Yoga series laptop, Lenovo – I love this Yoga laptop because I can use it as a laptop and a tablet as well. I can bring it wherever I go and it’s just perfect for blogging.
  • Tripod, Yun Teng – This was given to me as an advanced Christmas present. It’s sturdy, decent and does it’s job pretty well. I use it for blogging and just makes taking photos a lot easier now.

And that is it for today. These are pretty much all of the products that made it on my list of favorites this year. Wishing everyone of you a happy and prosperous New Year!

 

 

Love,

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This is not a sponsored post and I am no way compensated for this review. I bought the products using my own money.

Review: Huxley Secret of Sahara Cream; Anti-Gravity

People with dry skin like me always look for products that deeply moisturize our skin however, living in a tropical country like Philippines, wearing moisturizers is a bit heavy specially during daytime. But today I will be reviewing a product that was raved by many beauty bloggers because of its non-greasy yet very moisturizing formula and instantly become a cult favorite which is none other than, the Huxley Secret of Sahara Cream: Anti-Gravity. Continue reading “Review: Huxley Secret of Sahara Cream; Anti-Gravity”

Anti Haul: Skincare Products I Won’t be Repurchasing

Hi everyone!

It’s long weekend here in Manila and I’m excited to share another beauty haul. Though this one is totally different because if you have seen my post last week in which I shared about my recent skincare haul, this time what I’ll be doing is an Anti-haul of all the products that I won’t be repurchasing.

Continue reading “Anti Haul: Skincare Products I Won’t be Repurchasing”