RA & GOWOORI Whitening Pack Review + Demo Video

10/18/2017


Acne scars, dark spots, hyperpigmentation—these are only some of the most common skin problems that you get to encounter, especially on the face. Sometimes, you don't even know where these hyperpigmented spots came from. They just appear randomly out of nowhere and honestly, it is a bit of work to lighten or completely remove them.

Whitening packs are usually everyone's go-to skincare product when they want to have a clearer and brighter looking complexion. My favorite is this Ra & Gowoori Whitening Pack from SaeliYuriMelissaLee's All About Korean Cosmetics & Skincare. Even before, I often use whitening packs but only differs on the way they are being applied; I have used peel off type before.

My Night Time Skincare Routine

10/14/2017


I've been getting quite a handful of messages from my social media accounts regarding my skincare routine. My night time routine is more extensive than my day time one so I've decided to write about the former first. Anyway, skincare routine, just like what I am always saying, is trial-and-error. I've tried so many products and brands before I ended up settling to these current favorites. Most items included here are products that I have been using for a couple of months and weeks now.

Building your skincare routine is an essential process and it is just as important if you like make-ups too. Why? Because for your base make-up products to stick onto your skin, you need a clean and well-prepped base. Night time skincare routines are usually extensive because the skin needs a huge boost of nutrients at the end of a tiring and exhausting day. One more thing that make night time skincare routine packed with products is because along with the natural process of the body replenishing and repairing the cells, skincare products' effects can also be maximized during sleep.

Moving on, here are the products that I have began using and including to my skincare routine:

RA & Gowoori Real Kill Horse Oil Cream Review

10/09/2017


I have been in a trial-and-error affair with skincare products and only did six months ago that I have  realized that aloe vera gel is not for me. As I have posted a few months ago, I started using the Guerisson 9-Complex Horse Oil Cream, and after three months, there is not much of a difference; maybe it's just made my skin hydrated. That's it. Fifteen days ago, to be exact, I was itching to open my tub of RA & Gowoori Real Kill Horse Oil Cream and try it for myself. I am a member of a Korean cosmetics and skincare group on Facebook and this product receives so much positive reviews. I finally gave in and tried this moisturizer, and I must say, I am completely blown away.

Different animal extracts are not new anymore as an incorporation to skincare, but the thought of having to spread horse's oil across your face may irk you but beauty products undergo extensive and sterile process to be suitable for skin.

I Used An Egg White Soap For Ten Days And This Happened...

10/06/2017


My skin is sensitive and it hates products with extra-strong fragrance that is why I steer away from heavily scented soaps to avoid further damage. Anyway, I have come across this soap that uses egg whites as the main ingredient. Egg whites are not anymore new to beauty and skincare. They have been proven and tested to be effective when dealing with different skin problems such as dryness, roughness, and appearance of early stage of skin aging.

As what I have been saying, my skin tends to react and I have some minor skin problems such as my uneven skin tone and appearance of few bumps on my upper arm. So, I got curious and decided to try this product consistently for a week, both day and night. Here are my thoughts about the Bellisima Egg White Soap:

3CE STYLENANDA Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color in #114 Rows Review

9/30/2017


The hype for matte lip products is real! As much as they look so pretty on the lips, getting that perfect pout with a matte lipstick on can be a bit of a work. If you would ask me why, it is because you have to have a smooth canvass as much as possible. I'm glad I have discovered this 3CE Stylenanda Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color several months ago. 3CE or 3 Concept Eyes, is a Korean cosmetics and skincare brand hailing from South Korea. The brand is a brainchild of the company/clothing brand, Stylenanda, who produce iconic street style clothing pieces.

RA & GOWOORI Honeylemon Peeling Gel Review

9/25/2017


You know what is so good about peeling gels? They are not as harsh as the usual chemical exfoliators that you commonly see in advertisements. If you are wondering why, it is because these peeling gels are formulated by natural ingredients such as fruit extracts, fruit enzymes, and other beneficial ingredients that can be found in the environment. Peeling gels physical exfoliators that are very gentle to the skin. They dissolve dead skin cells which you can immediately slough off revealing a more glowing and brighter skin. 

The RA & Gowoori Honeylemon Peeling Gel is one example of it, and now I am going to tell you whether it is worth of your money. If I have gotten your attention, click read more to find out!

Get To Know Me With Nash Coffee

9/23/2017


Alright, dolls! Let's survive this Saturday with a few question and answer for you to get to know me more. I have taken these questions from Youtube Society and thought about answering them for a change. Anyway, continue scrolling below to see how I have answered these fun questions!

RA & GOWOORI Velvety White Cream Review

9/18/2017


Ever since I started doing the Korean skincare routine, it felt like my skin underwent a major revamping. LOL. I barely use base make-up now, or if I do, I only put on some concealer and set it with my HG Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder, then I'm good to go. I've been hearing a lot of good stuff about this Velvety White Cream, another product by RA & GOWOORI. A lot of women are raving about this product, and to see if it is really rave worthy, I tried this one almost immediately after getting it.

If you want to know what I think about this Velvety White Cream, then continue reading. *heart eyes*

Travel Lust List #2: Sri Lanka

9/14/2017


From my previous Travel Lust List post, I talked about how I wanted to discover the infamous country of France. This time, I am going to talk about Sri Lanka. You might think it is odd for me to be wanting to visit this country, but believe me, Sri Lanka offers more than what you can think of in terms of sceneries, history, and culture. Being an underrated tourist destination, Sri Lanka is boasting with picturesque ruins, abundant wildlife, majestic beaches, tall waves, and lush greeneries.

Real Kill 9.9 Grean Tea Foam Cleanser Review

9/12/2017


Finding the perfect facial cleansing foam is definitely trial and error. I'm glad I've got the chance to try this RA&GOWOORI Real Kill 9.9 Green Tea Foam Cleanser. This particular line/product from the Saeli Yuri Melissa Lee's All About Korean Cosmetics & Skincare group on Facebook receives so much positive reviews and being raved about by almost everybody.

To be able to give a decent and honest review, I've decided to use and include this in both my morning and evening skincare routine, and I must say, I am impressed with this particular product.

Karadium PUCCA Love Edition Pop Tint Review

9/07/2017


The search for the best lip tint is far from over, with the Pony Effect Deep And Pure Lip Tint becoming the number one contender, let's see how these Karadium Pop Tints fare. *wink*

These babies were from the gift sent kindly to me by Ate Melissa of Saeli Yuri Melissa Lee's All About Korean Cosmetics & Skincare group that you can find and join on Facebook. I was so excited to try them all on because the shades of these tints look so fun and quirky, yung nakakafresh lang ng aura. My excitement made me swatch them all at once and tried wearing them even if I'm just at home. Hahahaha!

Anyway, I received 4 out of 5 tints from the collection and I really think that this will save me at least a year or two from buying new lip tints. LOL. Okay, so without further ado, let's discover what these pop tints are capable of!

The Ultimate SYL KBeauty Enterprise Unboxing

9/05/2017


I was only expecting the materials I ordered for my tassel earrings business to arrive yesterday but when I got home from picking up my brother in school, a huge parcel from JRS Express surprised me on our dining table. A few days ago, I was exchanging e-mails with Ate Melissa (Madam Melissa as we are fond to call her in the kbeauty group on Facebook) and she told me that she will be sending me a couple of Kbeauty items from Karadium and RA&GOWOORI. 

I was very surprised to see an actual paper bag filled to the brim with Korean beauty and skincare items that will definitely last me a year or two of consumption. Hahahaha. Seryoso talaga, sobrang dami niya, guys! Anyway, if you'd like to know what items I have received from the very beautiful Ate Melissa of Saeli Yuri Melissa Lee's All About Korean Cosmetics & Skincare, click read more!

Tips To Avoid Dry Scalp

9/02/2017


Winter is here, indeed...

I'm just kidding! Hello, dolls! Just to have a take on the different parts of the body where problems are common, I decided to talk about my hair and scalp... Yes, scalp! Because for no apparent reason, my scalp gets dry so easily that's why I am also careful when choosing my haircare products.

My scalp gets extra dry when -ber months begin, that's why I shift from using my usual haircare products to those with more nourishing ingredients. Today, I'm going to share some tips about which products to use if you experience dry scalp just like me

Travel Lust List #1: France

8/31/2017


I would like to think that my previous trip to United Kingdom is the one responsible for igniting my inner wander lust. Before, travelling for me is about shopping and scoring the best deals while learning about the place just comes second. After returning from London, I feel like there's something inside me that craves to see more of the world. Travelling became something about learning a specific country's culture, traditions, and immersing myself to their rich histories.

My Top Five Korean Beauty & Skincare Picks

8/29/2017


It's been almost a year since I switched to using mostly Korean beauty and skincare products, and overtime, I've gained favorites and holy grail products. Without a doubt, Korean products took the beauty world by storm by introducing fresh concepts that truly delivers what they promised. So for this post, I thought of sharing to you my top Korean beauty and skincare products that I regularly use. Enjoy reading! :)

Pony Effect Deep And Pure Lip Tint Review

8/23/2017


The moment I first saw the whole collection of the Pony Effect Deep And Pure Lip Tint, I knew right then and there that I had to get my hands on at least one of them. Pony Effect is a make-up line that was launched in 2015 by celebrity make-up artist, Pony (she's known to be CL's previous make-up artist too!). Ever since then, the brand gained so much popularity not only in South Korea but also worldwide. Pony Effect is loved by many beauty enthusiasts because of its high-quality, long-lasting, and amazing range of cosmetic products.

Unboxing & My First Impressions On Rucy's Vanity PH

8/21/2017


Hey, dolls! Today, I am back with another unboxing and capsule review of my beloved Korean beauty and skincare products. I am very excited to tell everyone about this brand, Rucy's Vanity, that offers affordable Korean cosmetics and skincare products. I know getting our hands on the most coveted products from South Korea can be a bit of a work--they are always in demand, a bit costly, and sometimes, there are custom's duties to pay. Fret not, because Rucy's Vanity is here to save the day (and save help save some of our hard-earned moolah's too!)

Get Personal With Me: Of Leaving My First Job, Realizations, and Freelancing

8/15/2017



Hello, dolls! How are you doing? Tonight, I decided to write about my feelings I kept bottled up for quite a while now. Anyway, if you know me personally, you might already know that I have resigned from my first job... I left my position as a staff nurse one week ago, and to be honest, it felt very liberating. The first few weeks of my work was indeed fulfilling and satisfying; I've gotten to see the realities of being a nurse here in the Philippines and witness the beauty of saving lives. I felt genuinely happy when I first heard the most heartfelt thank you from a patient and his relatives, and yes, that's what kept me going for the following months.

How To Effectively Get Rid Of Acne Marks (Korean Skin Care Routine)

8/11/2017


Treating acne, as well as preventing their development can get tricky! At my age, I still suffer from acne’s especially during THAT time of the month. However, with proper skin care and religiously sticking to it, the scar appears less obvious than before. As we all have different skin types, choosing the best skin care product is important—that is to prevent further breakouts and keep your skin healthy looking.

My First BeautyMNL Shopping Experience

8/10/2017


A few days back, I was feeling pressured, stressed, and sad at the same time, and as they say, retail is the best therapy. While I was reflecting about life, the idea of lurking over BeautyMNL's website came to mind and I didn't waste anymore second as signed up for an account. And boy, was it destiny that they are having a free shipping promo nationwide?

Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bar Review

8/03/2017


Once I've tried the Two Tone Lip Bar from Laneige, I promised myself to get another tube on my next payday from their another collection which is the Two Tone Lip Tint Bar. I've always been eyeing the shade #8 Cherry Milk which is one of Lee Sung Kyung's favorites and since I'm a big fan of hers, I immediately pre-ordered the said shade. LOL.

First Look: Althea Petal Velvet Powder

8/01/2017


Searching for that perfect loose powder to keep your make-up matte and looking fresh all day can be quite a struggle, and trying different brands can be a bit tiring. That's why, I am very excited and pleased to announce Althea Korea's first ever exclusive product, the Petal Velvet Powder. With Althea Korea being my go-to Korean beauty and skin care web commerce platform, I was extra happy when I've learned that they are starting their very own product line, starting from this translucent/loose powder.

#AltheaTurns2: Happy Birthday, Althea!

7/09/2017


생일 축하해, Althea Korea! Discovering your website about a year ago made my shopping for Korean Beauty and Skin Care products a lot easier! If you are still not familiar what Althea Korea is, you're missing a lot in life! JK. They are a one-stop online shopping platform that provides both cult favorite and underrated brands. What's special about Althea Korea is they offer Korean beauty products for a much lesser value compared to any other online shops circulating around the world of e-commerce.


Review: Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Milk Blurring

7/08/2017


I have always wanted to get my hands on Laneige's Two Tone Lip Bar. The hype for this pretty lip bars ignited through Lee Sung Kyung, and yes, because of the growing influence of Korean pop culture in the country. Korean celebrities are often seen with gradient lips that look perfect and flawless. I think the creation of this two tone lip bar is heaven sent because you can re-create the signature gradient lips made famous by Korean celebrities effortlessly.

Huge Korean Beauty Haul + Giveaway

7/05/2017


Hello, dolls! The packages finally arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait not to talk about and share this "huge" haul from Althea Korea. For those who are curious, I was able to cop a handful of items thanks to their 100k giveaway where I won the grand prize of US$100 credit. I'm so thankful that I words are not enough to express my gratitude towards the whole Althea team. Without further ado, let's dive in and explore what items I've got from this recent haul!

[REVIEW] Peripera Ink Velvet in #6 Celeb Deep Rose

6/26/2017


Hello, dolls! How's everyone doing? It's been a few days since I last made an entry so I've decided to talk about my latest tint from Peripera! I've been obsessing over this ink velvet lately that I'm using it almost everyday! This tint surely live up to its claims that it stays on my lips for a good 10-hours tops!

[REVIEW] Peripera Ink Airy Velvet in #5 Elf Light Rose

6/15/2017


Hello, dolls! I’m back after a few days of being busy with work and today’s my off so I thought of sharing another review, and this time, I’ll be talking about the latest collection in Peripera’s Ink the Velvet collection--the Peripera Ink Airy Velvet lip tints. I’ve heard about this through Edward Avila’s review on his vlog and I immediately fell in love with the fifth shade which is the Elf Light Rose. I love how Edward precisely gave honest review and impressions on the product that I had to searched immediately if this is available on Shopee, luckily, my favorite seller is selling them!

10 Things I Learned About Being An Adult

6/12/2017

Photo Credit: Design Love Fest
Wow. I can't believe that it's been three months since I started working as a nurse in a hospital near our house. Transitioning from being a student to a working adult was indeed difficult but I eventually got the hang of it and began enjoying myself; although there will always be some inevitable ups and downs from time to time. For the past few weeks and months, I think I've learned a few things about the truth behind "adulting".


[REVIEW] by WISHTREND Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream

6/05/2017



Hola, dolls! I’m back with another K beauty review, and today I’ll be talking about a skin care item that was sent to me by Hae Na of Wishtrend. I was very happy and surprised with their offer of sending their new affiliates product/s to try and review. So without further ado, Imma start talking
about this awesome maximing cream made by WISHTREND.

[BEAUTY] ABBAMART's Shy Smile Blusher + Switch Up Highlighter

3/31/2017


Hello, dolls! Today I’m back with yet another beauty review featuring two items from ABBAMART--the Shy Smile Blusher in Rose Gold and the Switch Up Highlighter in Pearly Light. It took me a week to finally decide on which shade of blusher to order; I initially wanted to get the shade Marry Me but I realized that it may look too pink on me and it may be hard to match it with the lipstick shades that I currently have so I opted to get the Rose Gold instead. For the highlighter, I’ve always wanted to get my hands on the Switch Up Highlighter but I was torn between getting the one with a powder finish or finally braving to try the cream-based--I’ve bought the cream-based in the end LOL

If you’re curious about my verdict with these two products, then continue reading to find out!

Change: Why I Decided To Slowly Change Platforms

2/13/2017



Hello, wonderful human! I'm Patricia and I have been blogging since 2008-2009. I started using this old website called Multiply, moved to Blogger, and then finally found a home in another platform, which is Tumblr. Tumblr has been my home for the past six to seven years. There, I felt very comfortable and warm. I also met a handful of amazing people who share the same passion as mine, and that is blogging. I have also met people who aspire to influence and inspire others through sharing and writing their experiences online about their lives, adventures, etc. I have been thinking if moving to a new blogging platform is a good idea since I just recently bought my own domain and it is not expiring soon. Yet. Recently, I just felt the need to go out of my comfort zone and explore the whole blogging world more than just settling for what I already know and to what I already have. I wanted to expand my horizons, reach out to more people, meet new amazing friends, and build again, my own world on the web, but this time, I wanted to do it more seriously. I know moving out of my old platform will basically mean that I have to start from scratch and it took me quite a long time to finally arrive to this particular decision--brave what's up ahead, continue writing, enjoy what you are doing despite uncertainties. Now, I don't know exactly what the future holds for me, but I will do my best to make this new home of mine feel as natural and warm as possible not only for me but also for my readers in the future.

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