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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Product Review: Alba Botanica Sea Mineral Cleansing Gel + Others

Having a cleanser that removes all dirt and impurities without stripping the skin off its natural moisture is important. While I like Avalon Organics Vitamin C Refreshing Cleansing Gel a lot, I find that it can be too drying even for my combination-oily skin so I stopped using it during the cooler months and started using it again only last summer. And what did I use during those times? Alba Botanica Sea Mineral Cleansing Gel which is another great find from Healthy Options.

Photo taken from Google

About the Product - Taken from Alba Botanica Website

Natural Even Advanced

Signature ingredient: Aloe supplies soothing, nutrient rich protection to skin while Alba's Marine Complex hydrates, nourishes, detoxifies, firms, and stimulates cell regeneration.

Product description: Don’t be shy. Get fresh!
Lather away the daily grime with this frothy cleanser that freshens and brightens your complexion. Our naturally powerful Marine Complex, rich in sea minerals, stimulates cell regeneration for a more even skin tone while washing away dulling impurities. Get a fresh start every time you clean.

Features and benefits: Foams away impurities for an even complexion.

Who should use this product? For normal to oily skin.
Use in the morning and evening.

Directions for use: Rinse face with warm water. Apply a small amount of cleanser to palm, work into a creamy lather and massage over face and neck. Rinse clean.

Caution: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

Size: 6 fl oz (177 ml)

Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Camilla Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chlorella Pyrenoidosa Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract(1), Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Ulva Lactuca Extract(1), Ascorbyl Glucoside, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Coco-Glucoside, Erythritol, Glyceryl Oleate, Homarine HCl, Panthenol, Potassium Hydroxide, Alcohol(1),


What I like:
- Effectively cleanses the face and removes makeup without making it dry. Though for waterproof mascara, I suggest using a makeup remover or a cleansing oil first.
- Has a fairly pleasant scent which did not trigger my allergic rhinitis.
- Did not irritate my skin nor did it cause me to break out.
- No dreaded parabens, made from mostly natural ingredients.
- No animal testing.
- Has a pump that gives you control to dispense just the right amount of product. Oh, you can also turn it left and right to lock and open the pump.
- You only need a little to cleanse the entire face and neck.
- It feels refreshing indeed.
- When my skin acted up and got really itchy, I washed my face with this and it felt better, probably due to aloe.
- Locally available at Healthy Options for around Php 300-375. Well, you get 177mL of product anyway which can last for about half a year.

What I don't like:
- Has a shelf life of 6 months so I guess you have to religiously use it once you open it.
- Claims to stimulate cell regeneration for a more even skin tone. Didn't notice any changes but not a major issue for me since I use something else for that.
- Does not lather as easily as other cleansers but that's just something minor. I feel that when a cleanser lathers and foams up well, it works better than cleansers that don't but that's just me. :)

Overall rating: 4.5/5 There really isn't anything super special about this cleanser, to be honest. It does what it's supposed to do. But I like how it cleanses my face without drying it and the fact that it has aloe and mostly natural ingredients and the company does not test on animals make it a winner for me.

Will I buy again? Yes! I'm almost done with my first bottle and I'm using it at the moment since it has been cold lately and Avalon is once again drying up my skin.


On a different note, I got tagged and received awards from two very lovely ladies - MissGennD and Diane. And Dawn gave me the Top 10 Award. Thank you, dearies. :)

Rules for these awards:
Link back and thank the person who tagged you.
Post se7en things about yourself and answer the list of favorite questions.
Pass these awards to 15 bloggers.
Notify the lucky bloggers who got these awards.

I decided not to do the 7 Facts About Me post simply because I have done it several times and you're probably sick of reading things about me by now. :P

The Favorite Questions:

Name your favorite colors: 
Pink, black, and forest green

Name your favorite song:
I have a lot but my current favorites are Yellow by Coldplay and Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. They change depending on my mood.

Name your favorite dessert:
Cheesecakes or anything with ripe mangoes (e.g. mango bravo)

What pisses you off:
A lot - don't even get me started. But it's better to just shrug it off and move forward since you're more on the losing end if you let yourself get affected too much.

When you're upset you:
Shop? :P Sleep or read books. Or just go somewhere quiet where I can relax and ease up a bit. But ultimately pray to have a clear mind.

Your favorite pet:
Cats, of course. But I'm planning to get a dog in the future. Perhaps a golden retriever so I can have my own Hachiko (even though it's an Akita. :) I initially wanted to get a chowchow or a husky but I was told both are temperamental so we just might end up biting each other.

Black or White:

Your biggest fear:
Dying in a strange place that is unknown to me without knowing anyone from there or probably dying in a vehicular accident (e.g. sinking ship or plane crash or train/car collision)

Best feature:
I was told my eyes and my chubby cheeks.

Everyday Attitude:
The moment you wake up, take it as another blessing and be thankful. Welcome each day with a positive outlook and do not let negative stuff and even people get the better of you.

What is perfection:
Something that does not exist. It is entirely up to you to see things in a brighter perspective.

Guilty pleasures:
Books and shopping or having a well-deserved drink every once in a while. Watching a funny movie and laugh my heart out til my jaw and tummy hurt. And definitely having a me-time like checking in to a hotel for a day or two and it will be all about me on that/those day/s. I would rather say these are simple pleasures.

I am tagging everyone so feel free to claim these awards. :)

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone! :P


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tag + Award

Wow, it's been quite a while since I have done a tag and received an award. :P

So here's the PHOTO Tag from the lovely Emily. Wait, I remember doing this tag before from Ida when I was still starting out with blogger. :P

I swear this is the 10th photo on my first photos folder. Haha! I saw this picture a couple of years ago and I found it so funny that I saved it on my phone and transferred it here on my laptop.

And here's the award I received from the pretty Kay.

I'm a little lazy to list down names so I am giving this award to all the bloggers out there who puts in a lot of time & effort blogging. You all deserve this. :)


Monday, September 7, 2009


This award post has been long overdue. Golden gave me this award. Thanks, dear sister. :)

For this award, you are supposed to nominate 12 blogs that you love to read.

I am nominating the following blogs:
- Chrissy
- Nikki
- Tish
- Cheysser
- Donna
- Ida

Oh boy, I'm giving this to everyone. Do you know how hard it is to sometimes think of who to give these awards to? Each and every blogger deserves an award as it takes a lot of time and effort and perhaps passion to create and maintain a blog.

Second award came from Lelila. Thank you, dear sistah. :P

The Beautiful Blogger Award doesn't have rules attach on it. On the other hand, to accept the Kreativ Blogger Award, I have to do the following:

To accept this award do the following:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

7 things about myself that you might find interesting, again... Here goes nothing.

1. I don't love chocolates. Girls love chocolates, right? But I don't. I don't have a sweet tooth. The only chocolates I like are flat tops and curly tops.

2. I am a bookworm. I can finish reading 2-3 books in one day.

3. I love make up. Which make up? Guess! Haha! :P I love blushes. :-D

4. I used to be bagaholic. But I trimmed my collection to just half and I only use 4 out of the bags left. :P

5. I don't like going to sales at malls. Just the mere sight of Megamall on sale makes me dizzy and wanna throw up. I guess I am sort of agoraphobic. I can't stay at closed and uber crowded places.

6. I love watching wrestling (WWE) and UFC.

7. Math and Science are my Achilles' heels. :P The only formula I ever remember from high school is the quadratic formula which is x is = to -b + or - square root of b squared - 4ac over 2a. I learned that from Ateneo high SEP intermediate Algebra class The only time I paid attention. :D And the phylum thingie and kingdom stuff..Gah! But I do remember way back in high school when a computer instructor passed by the corridors, we chanted, "Make way for the great fungi!" :D

The 7 bloggers I nominate:
- Martha
- Aika
- Gem
- Nina
- Cha
- Thiamere
- Khymm

Have a great week, eveyrone. :P

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Product Review: Kryolan TV Paint Stick

Finally, I have decided to do a review on this much-raved Kryolan product at GT. Been using this for a little over a week now. Let's proceed to the review. I am making it short but sweet. :)

Photo taken from the website

TV Paint Stick

Successfully proven cream make-up in stick form. The special base of TV Paint Stick allows gentle make-up application that provides effective covering at the same time. The KRYOLAN assortment of more than 250 color nuances for selection is truly extraordinary - which makes this preparation indispensable for stage, film, TV and video work.

TV Paint Stick is available in a variety of more than 120 shades.

Available in a handy twist-up cylinder.

(Product description taken from the website)

The first time I used it, I was "wowed" because it made my skin look amazing. And let me repeat this, I have a really oily skin that no stick foundation or cream foundation ever lasted on me. I was a bit hesitant at first to spend PHP1250 on a stick foundation that might not work on me. But I do not regret taking a risk on this product as this is amazing! When topped off with the Anti-Shine Powder, the result was awesome. My skin looked flawless and the pores are less visible. I just had to use this every single day. Well, this weekend's an exception because I'm staying away from make up due to flu. Okay, on to the pros and cons.

- Has a matte finish
- Staying power is great, lasts long even on my oily skin
- Somewhat makes the pores less visible
- Blends well with the skin
- Doesn't settle on fine lines
- Can be used as a concealer
- Doesn't feel heavy at all
- Buildable coverage
- Ideal for tv's and cameras and very very photogenic
- Makes your skin look flawless and smooth
- Has never clogged my pores ( based on my own personal experience, okay? )
- Never broke me out
- Locally available

- A little pricey at PHP1250 for 25mL
- A little hard to find an exact match for your skintone

Finally, a stick foundation that works for oily skin! This is great news, ladies. For the first time, I am not using powder foundation. It works so great with the anti-shine powder that I have been ignoring my MAC Studio Fix and my other powder foundies, including MAC Blot. It lasts for hours and I have to blot only once or twice. That is how efficient this product is. It may be a little pricey but for the quality of product, it is worth your every cent.

Overall rating: 4.75/5 If only there is an exact match for NC30, I would've given it a 5.

Will I buy again? Hell yeah! ^_^ I think I've found another HG Foundation.

By the way, Kryolan products are available at 3F Il Terrazzo in Tomas Morato. :)

EDIT: I found out that pretty Crystal gave me an award so I decided to just add it on this post. Thanks, dear.

To accept this award do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

7 things about me that MIGHT (i said might) be interesting...

1. I love listening to classical music and rock.
2. I love to cook and I wish to be a chef or have my own restaurant or catering business someday.
3. Crime shows are my faves.
4. I was never a fan of F4 and the other bands or chinovelas or koreanovelas.
5. I have not seen the movie Twilight nor have I read that book. I was never into the Twilight craze.
6. The oldest guy I have dated is 10-11 years my senior.
7. I get sick easily. I am asthmatic and migraine's one of my worst enemies. Asthma never seems to get tired of attacking me. I was once admitted at Medical City due to asthma and I was so bored I sneaked out and bought Iced Caramel Machiatto at Starbucks (located at the GF of Medical City) and actually had a puff outside.

Now I nominate the following gals:

1. Golden
2. Cheysser
3. Kay
4. Jing
5. Khymm
6. Donnarence
7. Thiamere

Have a great weekend ahead of you! I'm off to sneezing again. :P Read more...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Honest Scrap Award + Tags + Random thingies

This is also my first time to receive this kind of award. Thanks to Cheysser and Golden for tagging me. *hugs*

So here are the rules:

Tell your readers 10 things about you that they may or may not know, but are true. Tag ten people with the award, and be sure to let them know they've been tagged (a quick comment on their blog will do). Don't forget to link back to the blogger who tagged you.

These are some random things about me:

1. I am an only child and I was a daddy's girl.

2. Pammy is actually a nickname taken from my British name Pam Denton which was given to me when I worked for eBay UK.

3. I love watching crime shows. Criminal Minds is my ultimate favorite since my ultimate dream job is to be a criminal profiler. I usually watch C/S Origin, Fox Crime, NatGeo, and Discovery Channel.

4. I do not know how to ride a bike. I tried when I was younger but when I fell on the muddy part of our garden, I never rode a bike again. When I got to college, some classmates and I went to CCP to bike. Nobody believed that I dunno how to ride a bike until I hit a Mercedes Benz parked along Westin Phil Plaza (I dunno its name now) with the bike that has a sidecar.

5. I really hate men who think they are God's gift to women and women who think they are God's gift to men.

6. I would love to go to Greece and Rome and Warsaw, Poland.

7. I walked out on my boss when I was still with IBM and he chased me from my desk until outside of our building in Eastwood. He threatened me with insubordination, I threatened him with harassment. :P

8. I was banned from a jologs mall for a month, together with a friend, for shouting "BINGO!" in the middle of an ongoing bingo bonanza game being held at that mall. Sirens wailing, hearing people sigh and grunt and groan was really funny until after a staff and a security man approached us.

9. I am such a crybaby. I easily cry. I cry on movies even with Tagalog flicks. I cried when I had a very bad haircut. I cried when our maid damaged a little stitching on my favorite bag. I cried when she made a hole on my new boxers after she washed them. I cry when I see people that i know cry.

10. I still read Archie comics and watch Disney Channel, Totally Spies and Wizards of Waverly Place being my favorites.

I am now tagging these ladies. :)

Sorry, I tagged only 5 people.

Random nonsense thingies...

I am having a hard time using my desktop at work. I got so used to using a touch pad that I find myself swirling my pointee on my desk instead of using the mouse. And last night, I played the technical support role in the office installing stuff and forcing ip addresses and DNS servers and uninstalling and re-installing the network adapter and TCP/IP which is waaay beyond my job description. But it's cool, I miss it.

I couldn't sleep yet because I slept for 10 hours straight yesterday due to the weather, it's cold. So I decided to post some of the pictures I took last night and a few minutes ago.

I just took a picture of the bathtub for no reason at all.

I liked the lighting so I decided to do a little camwhoring inside the office bathroom.


The pictures look eerie. I couldn't get a shot right. But it's because of the lighting and that I was in a hurry to see the pics on my phone. And hopefully not because of ghosts.

I dunno what crossed my mind and made a face like that, like I am scared of something or just saw "something".

If I were to show these photos to paranormal peeps, they might take the white streak as a "presence" of something. Hehe.

Oh well, I gotta hit the sack now. ta! ^_^

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oh goody! Awards! + Passing awards to others

I received a handful of awards from Crystal. She's such a sweet girl, thank you, dearie. ^_^

-Include the award logo in your blog or post.
-Nominate as many blogs which you like.
-Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
-Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
-Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I am passing these awards to the following lovely ladies:

1. Soapaholic
2. Ida
3. Mszcheysser
4. Donnarence
5. Shobe
6. Chrissy
7. September
8. Golden


Saturday, May 16, 2009

I got an award!!! ^_^

Weee! I got an award, thanks to purplesilke. I have been blogging for months now and until I recently decided to blog here on blogspot, it has never been more fun. Being able to commend lovely ladies on their looks, seeing hauls and wanting those stuff, is actually fun.

So the rules are:
1. Take your award here.
2. Put the logo on your post.
3. Link the person who awarded you.
4. Nominate at least 7 other bloggers.
5. Add the links of those bloggers on yours.
6. Leave a message for your nominees.

So my nominees are:
-Shobe, Golden, and KikayMOMster

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