Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

"Your skin is your best accessory".

Nowadays, you don't need to be born with amazing skin but you need time, effort and money to have one. Skin is the largest organ of the body so people will naturally see it first. Taking care of your skin 
will also make you look younger, I believe it's better to take care of your skin as early as possible. Prevention is better than cure right?

One way of taking care of your skin is by regularly exfoliating it by body scrub. 

What is Body Scrub?

Body Scrub is a popular body treatment that is like a facial for your body.It exfoliates and hydrates your skin leaving it smooth and soft like a baby.Basically it removes dead skin cells.

There are a lot of body scrubs you can buy at beauty bars these days and do it at home but why are there beauty clinics that are still offering this kind service? It's because they are completely 
different. I'll share to you why.

I tried Belo's Body Scrub with Bleach and I must admit it feels totally different when I do body scrub at home.

As soon as you enter Belo Medical Clinic which is located at the 2nd Floor Abreeza Mall, you feel like a VIP. If you're a first time customer, you need to fill up a basic information form for their 
records. They offer you drinks and snacks for free.What I do is I call them days before and set an appointment.

Unlike other spa or clinic, you have a room to yourself. They provide disposable shower cap and underwear so you don't have to worry about being naked under the towel and keep your hair from 
getting wet or body scrub particles sticking.Since I'm not comfortable showing my body to other people, I dim the lights. I also makes me more relaxed. 

With Belo Medical Clinic, their body scrub is a combination of sea salt/sugar with essential oils.Sea salt, derived from evaporated seawater, is also chock full of minerals beneficial to the skin. When mixed with olive, almond or rosehip oil, salt can breathe new life into tired skin.

The therapist starts putting the sea salt/sugar mixture onto your skin and gently rub it in circular motions. Dead skin cells harden with age so the longer they lie on your skin, the harder they get. 

Trust me, after this treatment, it will leave your skin shiny and moist. The abrasive action associated with salt scrubs invigorates skin and helps improve circulation. In addition, it also encourages 
regeneration. Removing dead skin cells promotes the growth of new healthy skin. 

Sea Salt/ Sugar Body Scrub

Regeneration process tightens skin, giving it a firmer and younger looking appearance. Also, it reduces skin discoloration, evening out skin tone and improve its texture.

Benefits of Body Scrub

1. Makes skin smooth and soft
2. Improve blood circulation
3. Help fight cellulites
4. Improve skin tone
5. Reduces skin pores sizes

Belo Intensive Whitening Bar

After, the therapist will ask you to wash your body using Belo Intensive Whitening Soap which is also provided. It contains Kojic Acid and Tranexamic Acid which is known to lighten visible sun 
damage, age spots or scars and removes stubborn dark spots that do not respond to other lightening ingredients respectively.

Sample Size of Belo Illuminating Cream
Belo will also give you a sample size of their Illuminating Cream which contains Alpha Arbutin and Liquorice which also helps whiten skin and fades blemishes. The Illuminating Cream instantly whitens your skin, it's like a body makeup with benefits. You can buy their Illuminating Cream separately, it has 2 sizes, 250 grams and 500 grams.

Belo Illuminating Cream 500 grams

Belo Body Scrub with Bleach is available in all clincs. 

Procedure takes about 45 minutes and can be done as often as one to two times a week.

Be Belofied today and book your appointment.

You can book an appointment online or visit their clinics

Belo Abreeza Mall Davao located at the 2nd Floor is open from Monday to Saturday (10am to 9pm) and Sunday (12nn to 7pm). 

You can also call them at 296-2356, 0998 966 6294 and 0917 536 0794.


It's Christmas time once again and we usually end it with parties. Since we want to look our best, we do a lot of changes most especially to our hair and skin. We dye, cut and style our hair and do some basic facial or other procedures to our skin to look the best version of ourselves. But at the end of the day, we need to take care of them, not just for parties but for day to day.

This may not be new to beauty enthusiasts but not a lot of people experienced the wonders of Argan Oil.

What is Argan Oil?

Argan Oil,often called as liquid gold, is an organic product that is rich in anti oxidants,essential fatty acids, vitamin E and vitamin A.Its properties make it benificial for hair and skin.

Uses of Argan Oil :

1. Skin Moisturizer
2. Hair Conditioner
3. Styling Agent
4. Acne
5. Foot, Hand and Nail Treatment
6. Leave on Conditioner

For the holidays,Nailaholics has an ongoing promo. Whenever you buy a 100ml Argan Oil worth P1,390, you get a free 50ml which normally costs P790. So you're only going to pay P1,390 pesos for both 100ml and 50ml Morocco Argan Oil.

It's a limited time offer from November 30-December 12,2017 only. 

So go to the nearest Nailaholics branch and avail this great deal.

Nailholics Branches

Nailaholics Argan Oil Sale

by on December 07, 2017
It's Christmas time once again and we usually end it with parties. Since we want to look our best, we do a lot of changes most esp...

I have been struggling with my weight ever since I was young, I was bullied to the extent I did drastic measures to loose weight. I took slimming pills when I was 13, I know it may sound unbelievable or over dramatic but when you're pushed to your limits, you're desperate to do everything.

I did the calorie count, reduced my sugar intake by not eating sweets, skipped meals and such. I did this for years until I got into an accident because I did not eat anything that day.

Up until now, I am struggling with my weight. I know I gained weight recently and I am trying another kind of diet. An online store wanted me to try their slimming coffee, Mejie Coffee plus Collagen, so here I am to make a mini review about it.

Aside from the regular coffee ingredients, it contains L-Carnitine,Collagen, Garcinia Cambogia extract and Green Tea extract which aids weight loss in general.

L-Carnitine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) that is naturally produced in the body.


L-carnitine transfers long-chain fatty acids where they may be oxidized to produce energy. Carnitine reduces fatigue and it serves as an appetite suppressant so it is ideal to take this when dieting.
It not only will help keep your body from storing fat, but it will increase your aerobic capacity to help you burn more calories.

Whereas Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body.

It can be found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons.It's what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells.When it comes to our joints and tendons,it's the "glue" that helps hold the body together.

Benefits of Collagen : Helps improve skin and hair, reduces joint pains and degeneration, boosts metabolism,muscle mass and energy output, strengthens nails, hair and teeth, improves liver health.

While Garcinia Cambogia is tropical fruit also known as the Malabar tamarind and it is popular weight-loss supplement. People say it blocks your body's ability to make fat and it puts the brakes on your appetite. It could also help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check.

The active ingredient in the fruit's rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetite in studies. It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry.

In my experience, it did suppress my appetite but it didn't mean I stopped eating, I reduced my intake and tried to make healthier choices and avoid junkfood at all cost.

When it comes to taste, it doesn't taste like coffee which is good for those who are not a huge fan of coffee but it does have an aftertaste which is common to drinks that has collagen.

Drinking this slimming coffee will only aid one's weight loss and it's not rocket science, drinking one sachet will not make you loose weight immediately.Usually, it would take 2-3 months before any kind of diet will have visible results.

Caution : For adults only. Not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women.

You can buy Meiji Slimming Coffee at for P250, it contains 10 sachets with 15g each.

References :
Mary Kay's Make Your Own Pallete

Last May 12, Mary Kay celebrated its 17th anniversary in the Philippines at the same time the birthday of their founder Mary Kay Ash.

It was a casual event where invited guests did a skin care and makeup class where we got to try different products from Mary Kay that I must admit was fun . We got to try their Botanical effects skin care line and the TimeWise Liquid Foundation that is perfect for any skin type since they have 2 kinds, the TimeWise Luminous Wear Liquid Foundation which is perfect for Normal or Dry skin that comes in 2 shades while the TimeWise Matte Wear Liquid Foundation is ideal for Combination or Oily skin that comes in 4 shades.Even though it's a foundation, I like how light the product feels on my skin. On top of that, their Mineral Pressed Powder is also worth checking out. Since it's mineral based you don't have to worry about clogged pores even with everyday use.

MK Men

Mary Kay sells skin care products that solves different problems.

They have the Clear Proof line which claims to reduce acne severity in just three days. While TimeWise is packed with 11 skin loving benefits for a younger looking skin. In 12 weeks it reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin elasticity, softer and more supple skin and skin tone improvement.If you want a simple skin care line they have Botanical Effects line that is made of dragon fruit extracts which is rich in anti oxidants that helps fight skin free radicals.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Mary Kay Eyeshadow

Mary Kay ClearProof Line

I hear good things about Mary Kay as a brand. Usually people rave about their free facials and their skin care, what I didn't know is they also have a wide range of high quality makeup and tools that's worth checking out.

Liquid Foundation, Color Corrector Cream, Concealer, Loose Powder,Eyeliner, Mascara,Brow Pencil, Bronzer and Eyeshadow are some of the products they have.

One of the products they have that I believe makeup junkies would really love is their Make Your Own Palette.Buy one Mary Kay Compact then you can choose what you want or what you need for the day.

Mary Kay Botanical Effects Line

As of the moment they have Bronzing Powder ( one shade ), Mineral Cheek Color Duo ( Ripe Watermelon and Juicy Guava ), Color Cheek ( Strawberry Cream, Champagne Rose and Shy Blush ) and Mineral Eye Color ( French Roast, Hazelnut, Tea Rose, Honey Spice, Crystalline, Espresso, Amber Glaze, Sweet Plum and Tickled Pink ).

The pallet is magnetic so changing the desired product is easy and hassle free.  

I also love their Gel Semi Matte Lipstick that comes in 7 shades, Poppy Please, Powerful Pink, Crushed Berry, Mauve Moment, Always Apricot, Midnight Red and Rich Truffle.They have a new limited edition shade that is now available, Bashful You.

As for their makeup tools, they sell liquid foundation brush, mineral foundation brush, retractable lip color brush, compact cheek color brush and brush collection which includes powder Brush, cheek brush, eye color brush, eye crease brush and eyeliner with eyebrow brush.The Mary Kay Brush collection comes with a free pouch where you can store your makeup and brushes.

Mary Kay is not limited to women but they also have a product line for men like facial wash, toner, suncreen and cologne.

Mary Kay gives people most especially women the opportunity to achieve success while balancing their lives.

To learn more about Mary Kay and their products, visit their official website or call their Davao branch at 224-5956 or 224-5955.Mary Kay is also on Facebook
( ), Twitter ( and Instagram
( ).

I love Mary Kay PH

by on June 20, 2017
Mary Kay's Make Your Own Pallete Last May 12, Mary Kay celebrated its 17th anniversary in the Philippines at the same time the bir...
Hey guys! It's been so long since I reviewed beauty products and I feel so noob and weird writing this since I have trouble expressing my thoughts these past few months so please do bear with me if I sound weird or unnatural. 

I'll be featuring products which I must say is a multi-purpose product that I know beauty and healthy enthusiasts will really love. 

Coconut is considered the tree of life. Every part can be used, the trunk as coco lumber, the leaves can be used as roof, the fruit can be eaten and etc.Coconut Oil in general is a multi-purpose product that can be used for skincare,hair care,weight loss,dental care and a lot more. I will only be discussing some of the beauty benefits of using coconut oil since there are a lot of benefits and this is not a health blog.

First one is the Prosource Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, its light and non greasy that can be taken orally and externally.

If taken orally, it can regulate bowel movement,lower bad cholesterol and can aid weight loss.

If used externally,it can be used as lotion,can help lighten age spots, use it as a makeup remover,it helps conditions hair and scalp, helps remove dandruff and instant relief for mouth sores.

It's my first time to know that coconut oil gives instant relief for mouth sores. In addition to that, it can also be used for cooking and baking and as a dietary supplement.

I personally use it to moisturize my chemically damaged hair and I must say it works! I apply it on my DRY hair then let it rest for at least 10 minutes with a shower cap on.Then add my usual moisturizing conditioner or treatments without rinsing the coconut oil then wait for another 10 minutes or so then I rinse it off.My hair feels softer and less tangled compared to my hair condition before I used the coconut oil.

You may find the coconut scent too strong so use a scented moisturizing conditioner to lessen the scent.

Coconut Oil is an excellent conditioner and helps re-growth process of damaged hair. Also, it provides essential proteins required for nourishing and healing damaged hair.By regularly massaging your head with coconut oil, it can reduce the dandruff even if your scalp is chronically dry.In addition, it also help in keeping your hair and scalp free from lice and lice eggs.

Another product from Prosource is their All Natural Extra Virgin Coconut Soap which is a handcrafted soap made from virgin coconut oil enriched with Aloe Vera that gently rejuvenates and revitalizes skin to keep you fresh all day.

Manufacturing Date and Expiry Date can be found on the plastic wrap.

If used regularly, it moisturizes your skin, protects skin from bacteria and ultra violet rays, helps whiten skin and makes you smell like coconuts.

Coconut Oil is an excellent massage oil that acts as an effective moisturizer on all skin types. Unlike mineral oil, using coconut oil has no adverse effects on the skin so it's a safe choice.It also helps in treating various skin problems like dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.

Last but not the least is my favorite in their product line is the Calming Oil, it's an all natural relief oil that is made of virgin coconut oil,ginger, lavender, eucalyptus and menthol.A perfect and compact solution for headaches, neck,back,and joint pains, muscle pains, gas pains, dizziness and motion sickness and colds and cough.

I like how it on the roll on bottle so spilling the calming oil inside the bag will be minimal. I use it whenever I have headaches or if I want a good night sleep. I just roll some oil on my temples and under my nose and for some strange reason, it makes my sleep extra good. Since it's only 10ml, you can pack it inside your personal bag and carry it and use it on the plane.

Prosource products are available at selected Mercury Drug Stores,Watsons,  and other leading supermarkets.

Don't forget to like their social media accounts, Facebook ( ) and Instagram ( )

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Clinique, the sister company of Estee Lauder,a brand that started in 1968 re opened their kiosk at Abreeza Mall Davao last February 18, 2017.

Dr. Orentreich's, a high profile New York dermatologist, believes that products can improve your skin and you are not stuck with the skin you're born with, made Estee Lauder recruit him along with Carol Phillips, who was the US Vogue Magazine editor at that time and Clinique was born.

It was in 1968 that the 3 Step Skin Care System, daily cleansing,exfoliating and moisturizing was introduced. Clinique was the first ever allergy-tested ,dermatologist-created, 100% fragrance-free collection of beauty products ever marketed.

Clinique Pop Matte

In 1976,Clinique was also the first company that recognized the different skin care needs of men and they provided them with approachable and practical line of skin care.

Clinique Happy Gelato Cream

Aside from skin care, they also sell makeup. They invited Davey Marquez, a makeup artist to make simple natural looking makeup using Clinique products.

What I have noticed with Clinique makeup is that the shades are perfect for those who wants to be a better version of themselves.My first cream stick blush was from Clinique and I must say it has served me well..

Davey Marquez in action

Final look of Ms. Karen using Clinique makeup.

What I really love about Clinique is that their staff is knowledgeable. So if you have any questions or inquiries as to what ideal line of products to use, better visit their kiosk at Abreeza.

Mall beside Starbucks. Yes, Clinique is expensive but the best accessory a person can wear is his/her skin.

I'll be giving away some Clinique cosmetics so better stay tune on my social media accounts. Twitter/Facebook Page and IG : @cleabanal.

Clinique Davao

by on March 16, 2017
Clinique, the sister company of Estee Lauder,a brand that started in 1968 re opened their kiosk at Abreeza Mall Davao last February 18, ...

My first niche when I started blogging was beauty blog. The reason I started it was because I want to share my thoughts about a certain product, list their pros and cons and other basic information that would help other people.

With all the brands nowadays, you don't know which one's good or not. I must say reviews really help consumers especially those who are new in beauty products or those who want a good value for their money. And that is one of the reasons why I love BeautyMNL. BeautyMNL is an online mall that sells makeup, skincare, haircare and accessories.

They emailed me last December to do a test run on their website and who would resist that offer? Of course not me.

The website itself is heaven on earth for makeup fanatics. They have a lot of products from different brands from high end ones like to drug store brands to Japanese brands and of course my ultimate bias, the Korean brands. Now you don't need to go to Japan and Korea to let Senpai and Oppa to notice you.

Super cute holiday tag from BeautyMNL

Package wrapped in bubble wrap

They carry Anastasia Beverly Hills, April Skin, Aritaum, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Clio, Crabtree & Evelyn, Dr.Jart+, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Guerisson, Heroine Make, Innisfree, Jeffree Star, Kylie Lip Kit,Laneige, Labiotte, Lucas Papaw, Morphe Brushes, Nars, Real Techniques, Shiseido, Tarte, Urban Decay, Yves Saint Laurent, 3 Concept Eyes and a lot more!

I love how members can do a mini review on their experience about the product though I wish they have more photos of the product. Maybe a before and after photo or swatches if applicable or maybe looks that you could make with the product would make the website better.

Foundation Brush, Domed Shadow Brush and Multi task Brush

I purchased a decent amount of products when I went to Japan and Korea during my recent trip so I want to purchase something that I know I will use so I chose to buy brushes. I already bought brushes individually but I have been hearing good reviews about Real Techniques,so I gave it a try.

Real Techniques by Sam and Nic

I love that each brush has a label

I have been using the brushes and so far I have been loving it. You can  purchase your own Real Techniques brushes here.

Free case for your brushes

The transaction was really smooth and the products arrived in 4 days. I believe all their products are onhand unless their sold out, but you can always click on the wish  list button and let them notify you if your desired product is already available.

Visit BeautyMNL at and don't forget to follow their Instagram ( @beautymnl ) and Facebook, .

If you love taking selfies or selcas, join BeautyMNL's #selfieMNL contest! Get a chance to win a Printster polaroid of your pretty face and a Php 200 BeautyMNL GC. Click here for the complete details.

Beauty MNL

by on January 28, 2017
My first niche when I started blogging was beauty blog. The reason I started it was because I want to share my thoughts about a c...
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