Review: Etude Rosy Tint Lips

I’m a sucker for pink roses and random floral objects.. I saw this while I was browsing through Althea Korea.

From P478, it was 26% off.

Price went down to P350 👏🏼

I chose the shade Baby Pioni

I was under the impression that it will also be glossy but it’s totally matte. There’s a sponge applicator which helps in spreading the product on the lips but you have to be careful in applying. You can’t apply much pressure in applying or else your lips will start peeling and dry skin will mess up the tint. At least that’s what happened on my first application. 😝

The product is quite sticky so it’s quite a challenge to spread the product on the lips. On my second application, it was better for me. I exfoliated my lips before using the tint and I was gentle enough not to press hard on my lips while applying 😌 Also, the tint lasted longer on me.

I’d  give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

I love the packaging and how convenient it is to have a little cushion to spread the product on my lips instead of my fingers but I’m still a glossy type of tint person. I need that shimmer in my life because it’s too dull and dry. 😂 My lips tend to peel off dry skin so I need moisture all the time.

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Unboxing Althea Korea (Again!)

I know it’s just mid week but I’m just so excited to open my 2 boxes of Althea Korea goodies!!!

2 pink boxes!! 🤗

Super girly as usual.. 💕

💕Peach Body Full set (Peach Shampoo)

💕 Pore Less Freshener)

💕Rosy Tint Lips

💕Raspberry Hair Vinegar

💕OLED White effect cream

They also included this Mamonde Rose Moisturizing Flower Essential Mask. Yay! ✌🏻️

Cant wait to use them and post my reviews!

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Divorce

So this is breaking the internet right now.. It sucks to a lot of people worldwide because they’re one of the few couples in Hollywood that made us hang on to Love and Forever, right? I’m shocked and sad and I’m feeling weak.. Scared of love and what else it can do to my life. 🙈 

People can’t simply ignore this, I mean can you move on from these?….

Brangelina Cutest Moments

Photo: Wenner media

However, I read from Reuters what Angelina told the media on her reason for filing Divorce. (For the ‘health of the family’) That’s really something deep. Of course they had 12 years of relationship together and to file divorce after that would really mean there’s a huge upsetting root cause. (Click here for the Full Article) They also mentioned TMZ citing unnamed sources, reported Angelina was upset with Brad’s parenting methods. I do hope none of the kids have experienced anything traumatizing. Angelina filed for divorce yesterday, citing the oft-used “irreconcilable differences.” She is also reportedly asking for physical custody of the couple’s six children, and asking a judge to grant Brad Pitt visitation, but, TMZ notes, not joint physical custody, a potential sign that things have gone sour between the one-time super-couple. Significantly, Jolie is not asking for spousal support (a move only the most major of power couples can manage—even among married celebrities, one party tends to request spousal support from the other).

I’m sorry if I seem to be affected by this, it’s just not feeling right knowing they’re splitting. Even fashion magazine Vogue stated in their on line report about their split Today shall go down as the day love died. 😦 

Update: Adele just dedicated her performance in New York to #Brangelina. Indeed, it’s the end of an era. 

Review: Snow Skin Whitening Soap

I’ve been hearing good things about this product so when I was buying some medicine at Mercury Drugstore, I took one box to finally give it a try. 

To my readers outside Southeast Asia, you might not know this but whitening is huge here. I personally don’t believe that people who are more fair are the only ones beautiful but I believe that uneven skin tone looks weird unless it’s a swimwear tan line 😀 Moving on…

Snow Skin Whitening Soap 7Plants Extract from the Swiss Alps. (Made in the Philippines)

On the box, it has ingredients, directions and warning. 

Inside the box, it has 2 sheets of information about their formulation (Alpaflor Gigawhite) and a little diagram on its effect to the skin, its inhibition of tyrosinase. They claim to be using 7 plants which synergistically work in maximizing whitening effect by inhibiting tyrosinase which largely involved in melanin biosynthesis. 


•Skin lightening activity

•Reduction of age spots color intensity 

•Evening of skin tone 

They also claim to use raw materials that are according to ecological and organic cosmetic standards.

My observation


It showed significant improvement in skin lightening. I have uneven skin tone on my arms and legs due to frequent sun exposure recently. I could see the effect on my skin in just 5 days. It lathers well and it doesn’t dry my skin as much as other whitening soaps. Value for money. It’s only 149 PHP for 135 gms. 


It has a funny scent of something fermented. I think they do not want to add any scent but I also think it would be better to have one to mask this weird scent. Floral would work for this kind of soap 😉 It said on the directions to leave the soap for 2-3 minutes before rinsing but I couldn’t leave it longer than a minute because it feels itchy. I feel a little irritation while it’s on my skin. No redness but the ‘feels’ is kind of strong. That’s why I didn’t use it on my face. It’s glycerine-based but unlike most glycerine-based soaps, this one melts faster. 

My Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

This soap is overall a great buy. Value for money, proven effective! I might buy another one to continue my mission of evening my skin tone :p 

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Review: Nature Republic Snail Therapy 1,000 Hydrogel Mask Sheet 

On the packaging: 

“The Snail Therapy 1,000 Hydrogel Mask Sheet contains 1,000 mg of concentrated snail mucin extract obtained from snails raised in a clean environment…” 

Yes. Snail mucin is an ‘in’ thing now with skin care products. It is an ingredient not only in masks but in face creams, moisturizers, serums, facial wash, etc. 

It’s quite big (mask is quite big for my face, too!) and the concentrate inside is a lot, allowing you to use more even after removing the mask.

1 After applying toner, pull out the mask sheet from the packaging and unfold.

2 Apply the mask sheet onto the face from the lower part of the mask and move upward towards the forehead.

3 Remove mask sheet after 20 minutes. Gently pat any remaining formula into skin. 

My Thoughts**

Packaging is good. The mask itself is made of agar. It’s not the usual white, thin sheet. It’s like literally applying a hardened jello on your face. I loved that there are more formula that can be applied after using the mask. It doesn’t smell weird. If you haven’t used a snail mask yet and you’re hesitating because it’s made from snail mucin, don’t worry. It feels and smells ok. It’s not bad. 🙂 Instant effect is it smoothened my skin. 

The only thing I don’t like about it is it has mineral oil. Yes. I saw that sneaky little b***** only after I used the product. I’m not an extremist when it comes to these things but as much as possible, I wanna avoid them and stay within the naturally made products.  

⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

The Body Shop Haul

So it was a quiet Sunday and it was a walk-into-random shops after my little shopping at H&M. And yes, skin care is really an inevitable object in my mall times. 😜

After a few trips to different The Body Shop stores in the city, they finally restocked their Vitamin E series. I knew then I would go home with one. 💁🏼

Yay! Finally!

I chose to get the Vitamin E Emulsion SPF30 PA+++ and while I was happy with it, I realized that I have not renewed my The Body Shop membership card for quite some time, I decided to get another product to get the card for free. The last time I visited their shop, I really liked sniffing this Fuji Green Tea Eau de Cologne and I was lucky that they were having a promotion. 200 PHP off! Yay! 

I’ve started using the Vitamin E emulsion this morning. I’m going to use it as my morning moisturizer since it has SPF. It can add protection to my skin since I’m also using a DD cream with SPF from Ecoskinlove (local organic shop). I will post about their products separately. 

I’m hoping to get positive results from this Vitamin E emulsion. ❤️