Monday, October 24, 2016

#FreeTheJoy with Limited Edition Cadbury Dairy Milk Christmas Flavors

True story- a few days ago, I had an inexplicable craving for Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest. I also thought about the burst in your mouth delectable goodness of Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla and Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Mousse. I got melancholic when I cannot find them in groceries anymore.

Don't get me wrong, I love the smooth creamy chocolate taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk plain or in other variants, but Black Forest was my absolute favorite! Now I received some good news! They're  back!!! Not only Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest but also the other mouthwatering flavors- Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla and Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Mousse!

The Holiday season is approaching, and it is a time for sharing. Sometimes, there are people who have everything in life that it is such a problem on choosing what to gift them! But you can never go wrong with luxurious chocolate!!!

Now here are 3 people in my life that I want to give these limited edition Cadbury Dairy Milk flavors this Christmas:

Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest - for my often sweet and sometimes nutty husband, because anything we have we SHARE! And I don't mind sharing with him! After all, we should consume sweets in MODERATION!
Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest
If you’re into textured sweets, Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest fits your taste profile. It still has the Cadbury Dairy Milk’s smooth sensation but it comes with real chocolate cookies and red jellies. It’s definitely crunchy and chewy – perfect to keep you company during the holiday traffic madness!

Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla- for my caring mom, who always likes to surprise me with pampering gifts!

Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla
If you like surprises, Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla is your perfect pair this Christmas. As you bite into this exquisite flavor, you plunge into the smooth, soft, silky center filled with light and delectable French vanilla cream. This sophisticated flavor is definitely a revelation this season.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Mousse- for my loyal dad, who loves the finer things in life and from whom I inherited my chocolate addiction!

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Mousse

Looking for a richer chocolatey taste this Christmas? Elevate your tastebuds with the delicate decadence of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Mousse. With its light and airy chocolate-flavored cream enveloped in classic milk chocolate shell, you will definitely be begging your secret Santa for more.

With these limited edition flavors back, Christmas truly just got merrier!!!

Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest, Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla, and Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Mousse are available in 180g packs for a suggested retail price of P180.00. Hurry and get all flavors – available until supplies last! #FreeTheJoy this Christmas with Cadbury Dairy Milk!

Thanks for reading and grab them while they're here guys! I highly recommend Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest,  French Vanilla, and  Chocolate Mousse- they're so good!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

5 FAIL Products I Regret Buying

Hello po!
Just as there is yin and yang, sun and moon, light and dark, hot and cold, I believe that in order to blog TRUTHFULLY (which is of supreme importance), one must write both the good and the bad!

This artcile has been on my drafts for a while, and I was deliberating whether to publish it or not as I do not wish to offend. In the end, I relented as I thought, hey, this is MY online diary and my purpose in writing is because I wanna share experience and info to readers!

fail cosmetics, bad cosmetics,

So here are some products that I felt I have wasted hard-earned money on!
(Some items might be used for a while back, but it is only now I got to write about them.)

1. Etude House Skin Mal:Gem Soft Cotton

Etude House Skin Mal:Gem Soft Cotton
Left is 1 sheet Cleene cotton round and Right is 1 sheet Etude House.

My blogger friends and I have have been discussing about beauty and the topic came to makeup remover pads, and one of them recommended Etude House's, saying it is good and affordable.

So I marched to Etude House and asked for cotton puffs.  This is what the SA gave me and she said they didn't have any other. Of course, since I already went all the way to their store and bothered asking the saleslady, I agreed to buy it even though I was wondering why the price is high.

Why I didn't like it:
Feels rough and itchy, and expensive at about Php 199, if I remember correctly. Landmark department store has square cotton puffs that are thicker and softer and are just around Php 30.

2. Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow
(I' m not even going to include here Revlon Photoready Sculpting Palette that I also didn't like- it's chalky yet messy on the brush and difficult to get a certain color without getting the other adjacent colors. Weird no basta hindi rin yun maganda.)

 Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow

At first, I was sooo happy to find these on sale for Php 312.50. There were 3 shades on display I can choose from. This is made in China, btw.

After 2 days from using it for the first time, I found out that the powder had developed amag or mold! Yuck! I am wondering why it happened since the brush I used is dry and I try to clean brushes weekly.

Since then I've been trying to wipe the fungus away with cotton and alcohol and let it dry, but it just returns! I feel like this is a bad batch of Revlon. This is the first and only time it ever happened to any of my makeup.

3. Essence Stay Natural Concealer

Essence Stay Natural Concealer

It features a brush on the end and I bought this for about Php 149. I know that their cosmetics are made in Europe so I was a bit disappointed that this one is manufactured in PRC (for the reason of substandard and fake products from there).

That aside, when I used this and went swimming, my partner cringed and said what happened to my face! Turns out this is not waterproof.

Also I used this for maybe 7 times and only on undereyes or blemishes and it is already used up. No product comes out no matter how many times I twist the bottom.

4. Eb Lip Pencil in Terracotta Red

Eb Lip Pencil in Terracotta Red
The line at the bottom was applied after opening and just letting it glide but the color hardly shows. The two lines on top was applied after sharpening and applying force while drawing.

This price is cheap at Php 100. But from the first use, I find the formula very dry. It was dragging as I apply it on my lips. I sharpened it and it helped a bit with the glide. But still, I feel that this tugs and hurts my lips.

5. Nichido Minerals Precise Liner

Nichido Minerals Precise Liner
The two lines at the bottom was applied without jiggling the bottle. The line at the top was swiped after shaking the tube.

This was  for sale at Php 75 and says Made in Germany on the label. The tester was good, but when I went home and used the new eyeliner, it was nothing short of terrible! This was the opposite of highly pigmented. It is like you can call the shade- clear grey. No wonder the SA was recommending their other eyeliner.

So that's it! These are 5 products I purchased from Etude House, Revlon, Essence, Ever Bilena and Nichido that I was really not happy about. They do have a lot of fantastic products but these ones are bad!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Johann Coffee & Beverages- Everyone's Cozy Cafe!

Hello po!
Addicts raise your hands! Ooops, I meant COFFEE addicts, mahirap nang matokhang tayo hehehe! There is a new coffee shop that we can make tambay! Their coffees and pastries are specialized yet the prices are inexpensive- introducing Johann Coffee & Beverages!

johann coffee and beverages

Last October 9, 2016, bloggers participated in the Grand Opening and Blessing of Johann Coffee Beverages in Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City!

johann coffee bar

Last October 9, 2016, bloggers participated in the Grand Opening and Blessing of Johann Coffee Beverages in Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City!

Johann Coffee & Beverages is a franchise under JKL Beverages Corp., a subsidiary of Soguilon Foods Corp. (SFC), a foodservice operation established in November 2010. Johann was conceptualized last year.

johann cafe

Johann Coffee & Beverages was brewed to make perfectly handcrafted coffee and beverages within everyone's reach.

johann coffee beverages

Interview with the Management

Johann owner Ms. Kristine Soguilon-Lim
Johann owner and CEO , the creative, driven and visionary entrepreneur, Ms. Kristine Soguilon-Lim. They wanted to recreate the cafes in Europe and serve real great coffee while maintaining an inexpensive price range to make it accessible to most Pinoys.

The concept of Johann Cafe is designed to create a distinct lifestyle and experience in every person or community, specifically for this modern world's  youthful, dynamic and independent minded coffee lovers!

johann coffee franchise

At first, I thought the logo was deer antlers, but it actually signifies the first drop of espresso (the best coffee)!
The drinks are tailor fit to suit the Filipinos' taste!

affordable coffee philippines

I had Chocolate Mint Brendpresso and Strawberry Creme. So sweet and refreshing!

affordable cafe philippines

Their products- coffee and pastries are commissioned to be made for Johann. Meaning only Johann offers these particular recipes.

johann cakes

The cream cheese tart and revel bar are my favorites!

johann, revel bar, cheese tart, cheese rolls, banana loaves, tuna pies, chicken pies, canales, cookies, cakes and more!

Must try also are their cheese rolls, banana loaves, tuna pies, chicken pies, canales, cookies, cakes and more!

johann pastry selection

Imported and local beans come together in Johann. The beans are specifically roasted for Johann so it is a unique experience for their customers.

johann coffee beans
Johann Chocolate Macadamia, Barako, Gourmet Decaf, Butter Rum, Caramel Hazelnut Creme.

Check out Johann Coffee & Beverage Price List- their products are really budget friendly! Sizes come in Piccolo, Moyen and Grand!

johann coffee price list

Selections of Hot Coffees and Teas, Over Ice, Blendpresso, Creme Blends, Juices and Smoothies, Chocolate Drinks, Coffee Float, Milk Tea and Yakult!  Price starts at only Php 23!!!

Hot Coffees and Teas, Over Ice, Blendpresso, Creme Blends, Juices and Smoothies, Chocolate Drinks, Coffee Float, Milk Tea and Yakult

Thanks Johann!!!

franchise johann coffee

Johann Coffee Beverages has branches in Gateway Tower Araneta Center, Farmer's Plaza Cubao, Blue Bay Walk, and soon in Festival Mall Alabang and Valero Plaza Makati. There will also be a Johann Coffee Truck during the Christmas Bazaar 2016 at the Davao Convention Center.

maui taylor, johann blue bay walk,
This blogger is ecstatic to have a photo op with Johann's special guest- the one and only cute and sexy actress, Maui Taylor!

You may follow Johann social media at

Open minded ka ba? Johann Coffee Beverages is also open for franchise! Email for more info! Thanks for reading!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

23 Reasons You Need Blushing Beauty Facial Mist In Your Life

Hello po!
There are people who are convinced that facial mists are an indispensable part of their beauty habit, while others think that these are a waste of money.

Now, let us find out why you need Blushing Beauty Facial mist in your regimen, and why it is better than the imported spring-water-from-exotic-sites facial mist in tin can.

Blushing Beauty facial mist review
  1. Skin care
  2. Brightening- contains Schnewhite
  3. Moisturizing/ Hydrating
  4. Rejuvenating
  5. Firming- Hyaluronic Acid and Bamboo water
  6. Aromatherapy- comes in chamomile, lavender, green clover and rose (best seller)
  7. De-stressing
  8. Anti-aging
  9. Anti-oxidant
  10. Cooling/ Refreshing
  11. Soothing- damaged, sensitive, prone to redness skin
  12. Dewy glow
  13. Daily care
  14. After exercise
  15. During travel
  16. Makeup application (to wet the sponge, etc.) or to set makeup
  17. To complete makeup removal
  18. Traveling in airplane
  19. Air-conditioned office
  20. Summer or hot temperature
  21. Support local industry
  22. Formulated by award-winning chemist, Fred Reyes
  23. Better than others- the traditional facial mist temporarily cools but when the mineral water evaporates, it may leave skin drier than ever! But not Blushing Beauty facial mist, because it contains beneficial and nourishing ingredients!
Blushing Beauty facial mist Price- Php 450/ 50 ml

Blushing Beauty facial mist Ingredients:

Blushing Beauty facial mist price, ingredients,
The liquid is yellow but it does not show on skin or cause stain

Where to buy:
Blushing Beauty Facial Mist by My Sanctuary Wellness is available in the skin clinics of SkinStation, Dermax and Blushing Beauty.

Overall, I love this! The feature I love the most is the aromatherapy part. I am looking forward to that nice fragrance! Thanks for reading the review of Blushing Beauty Facial Mist!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Top 6 Reasons Why It's Better with Vivere Salon!!!

Hello po!!! So guys grabe na 'to! It's not everyday that this Pinay blogger can avail the services of such a bonggacious, luxurious beauty hub like Vivere Salon! And here I am now- feeling blessed!

Last September 23, 2016, Vivere Salon's 10th branch in Glorietta 2 opened its doors to blogger friends!

Last October 5, 2016, Vivere Salon's 10th branch in Glorietta 2, opened its doors to blogger friends!
Vivere Glorietta 2 branch actually first launched August 18, but this is the Grand Opening.

I have been to a few other high-end salons, but the Vivere salon experience was amazing! Let's count the reasons why it is sooo much better with Vivere Salon!

1. Cheerful and polite staff.
Makes you feel at home.

#betterwithviveresalon, #hairgoals, #fabhair,

2. Posh, bright and clean interiors.
Exudes a very professional ambiance.

inside vivere salon

3. Powered by German brand Schwarzkopf Professional!
For guaranteed results!

schwarzkopf professional, osis,

schwarzkopf professional, vivere salon,
Different Schwarzkopf hair products on display.

Top 6 Reasons Why It's  Better with Vivere Salon!!!
There are also sections that a bit hidden, for more privacy.

4. Modern facilities.
For the best treatment experience!

Vivere Salon is committed to be a premium salon anchored on the training and education provided by the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy (the Harvard University when it comes to hair education)!

vivere salon shampoo room
High-tech chairs in the shampoo room, it can go up, down, lean back etc.

Being a semi-vegetarian, my mouth really watered with V Kitchen's delectable goodies! Sarap talaga especially the Lemon Flax Seed Squares, so chewy, sweet and tangy, hay naku! Nag-crave tuloy ako. :)

V Kitchen, vegan,
Vegan means choosing compassion- no meat or animal by product was used!

Yours truly taking a selfie while waiting for a treatment. First, I had a consultation with the stylist and he asked me what style I would like. He also explained the procedure how he would do it.

vivere salon review

They put in the minty Scalp Clarify treatment, since the previous bleach and color had severely parched my hair and scalp, and dandruff is starting. During treatment, the plastic covered my hair so the nourishing actives will be sealed in. Treatments come with massage! Yey!

Vivere Salon is committed to be a premium salon anchored on the training and education provided by the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy (the Harvard University when it comes to hair education)!
Free drinks

5. Expertise and experience in beautification.

I love my fab hair! It felt healthy and looked beautiful, and I got compliments on how awesome the style is. Even the color improved after the treatment! Thanks to Mr. Alben (Senior hairstylist, make-up artist). I left the style in his hands only requesting that the cut would make my face look thinner. His concept was anime behaved girl but with a little wild side!

This style is easy to keep. After all, as Vivere Salon CEO Mr. Ramon De Ubago III shares-

 "At the end of the day, it's still about creating a cut our clients will love. It's finding that right balance between wash and wear as well as unique and edgy; confident in the knowledge that every day, they will wake up with hair that doesn't have to get blown out or ironed or set to look great. Vivere Salon goes that extra mile to make sure that you don't just look great when you walk out of our salon--we create cuts that are meant to simplify your beauty routine, without taking anything away from the style of the cut or your personality, long after we've blow dried your hair in place."

alben, vivere salon, stylist, hairstyle,

6. Deeply relaxing massage.

Thanks to my Junior Stylist, Mr. Edgar. His hands were very light during the shampoo and I felt pampered! The massage (head, arms, back from shoulder to waist) was indeed very soothing for the senses!

vivere salon philippines, edgar,

Here is Vivere Salon's price list-

vivere salon philippines, pricelist,

vivere salon menu of services
Vivere Salon offers cuts, style, color, highlight, texture, makeup, treatment, extensions, nails and other services!

Thanks to Vivere Salon for this blogger perks and Gandang Leomy for the chance!

Macadamia Beauty Oil, HUM Runway Ready capsules, Schwarzkopf OSiS+ 1 Blow & Go Thick Volume.
Macadamia Natural Oil (the shampoo, masque and oil are so good- made my hair ultra soft, shiny, light and flowy and has a yummy fragrance), HUM Runway Ready capsules, grooming kit and Schwarzkopf OSiS+ 1 Blow & Go Thick Volume.

Vivere Salon was founded in 2003, and has branches in Robinsons Galleria (flagship),  SM Megamall, Gateway Mall, Festival Supermall, Fairview Terraces, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Robinsons Midtown, Marquee Mall, TriNoma Mall and Glorietta 2, with plans to consistently expand and widen its reach in the forthcoming years.

To know more, visit and follow @ viveresalon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for reading!!! Guys it's very worth it to visit Vivere Salon- it will boost your confidence to the nth level!

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Review

Hello po!
Matte lip creams became a fad and there are many counterfeit brands that appeared. But I wouldn't ever buy those China-made fakes even if they are priced very cheap! I care too much for my precious lips!

Now I think my first time to try a matte lip cream is by a well-known brand, Revlon! Packaging looks beautiful, right?
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Review

Advertisement in a mall says it is 100% wax-free, gel formula. Lightweight, high-definition matte color.

revlon lip cream, price, ingredients,

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor is made in USA and priced at Php 575/ 5.9 ml.

revlon 610 addiction, 605 obsession, 625 love.
Top to bottom: 610 addiction, 605 obsession, 625 love.

It has a doe-foot/ sponge-tip applicator at the tip of the wand.

revlon philippines matte lip review


100% wax-free, gel formula. Lightweight, high-definition matte color.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor swatches under sunlight, and with camera flash

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor swatches under sunlight, and with camera flash
Near wrist down- 610, 605, 625


  • The very first time I put it on, there was this conscious feeling that something is on my lips, like I want to rub it off. But on my second and succeeding times wearing it, I had adjusted to the formula and felt nothing like it. 
  • Just light and not sticky. 
  • Highly pigmented.
  • I like that this is long-wearing, but the lipcolor applied on the middle of the lips can vanish too, depending on what you have been eating and drinking. 
  • Looks glossy when wet and matte upon drying.
  • Did not dry out, chap nor irritate my lips.
  • Has a sweet scent.

On this beauty blogger's lips. It is hard to choose one favorite shade, but for now I prefer addiction. Which do you think suits my puckers best?

beauty blogger philippines, filipina beauty blogger,

Thanks a bunch for reading my review!!! Have you tried Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor yet? Feel free to share your thoughts below!