REVIEW: SCT Gluta Kojic Ultra Soap and Amortentia Whitening Soap

by 8:33 PM
I just want to write a short review about the soaps that I recently tried since a lot of you are asking me to update you about my skincare routines and all that so here it is. Please note that these products were sent to me by the brands but I am not paid to create this review. I just wanna share you my honest feedback about them (as usual). Also, I wanna reiterate that I only used these soaps on my body since I am under acne treatment right now.


SCT Gluta Kojic Ultra Soap


SCT Gluta Kojic Ultra Soap is a handcrafted herbal soap which ingredients are imported from Japan.

Active Ingredients:
Virgin Coconut Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Glutathione, Water Caustic Soda, Kojic Acid, Soap Parfum and Tea Tree Oil.

Where to buy?
Lazada (click here)

How much?
P149.00 (135g)


The packaging is very detailed and straightforward—all you need to know about the product is clearly printed on the simple box which I super love. When you opened the product, you'll see a leaflet embracing the soap which you can read to have thorough understanding about the brand and the soap.

The soap smells good for my liking (it's not too strong nor overpowering). I used this soap for one whole week and I noticed that it gives me that glowing and youthful skin. I experience micro peeling which means the soap is working. It has a bit of itchiness because it's drying but the itchiness is tolerable and can be solved by a moisturizer. I also tried the other variants of SCT soap and I super love them as well. My personal favorite? It's the SCT Glutathione Tea Tree soap. For me, it is mild and strong enough to make me fairer. I mean, it's not too strong and not too mild so it's perfect for sensitive skin like mine.


Amortentia Whitening Soap


A Harry Potter inspired organic soap that claims to whiten and improve the overall condition of our skin. It's a powerful love potion that attracts beauty and glow. Premium natural and organic ingredients deeply penetrate the skin to activate healing and protective charms!

Active ingedients: Bearberry, Arbutin, Rosehip, Vit C, Vit E, VCO, Placentol, Papaya Extract, Placenta, Collagen, Tea Tree, Aloe Vera, Glycerine, Licorice Extract and Perfume Oil. 

Where to buy?




How much?

P115.00

You can sense that the owner of this promising whitening soap is a Harry Potter fan like me because of its fantastic packaging. I mean who wouldn't believe that it's magical and can turn our skin fairer? Look at that packaging dude!

It's effective in terms of whitening and the good thing about the Amortentia Soap is it's not painful even if you're soaking the product on your skin for few minutes. Thanks to VCO, tea tree, and Aloe Vera because it makes this product not itchy and not irritating. I noticed that my skin is micro peeling after every use of this amazing soap. It's a good sign that my skin is on its way to a lighter complexion. Even if it has micro peeling effect, it's not that drying and itchy like mentioned above.

I made a video review about these promising products on my YouTube channel. If you have time to watch, feel free to do so because I explained there further why I love these two amazing soaps. Watch the video here:





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10 WAYS TO USE ALOE VERA GEL ft. Esfolio Moisture Soothing Aloe Gel

by 6:49 PM


Aloe Vera gel is super trendy nowadays and I must admit that I am one of those who are addicted to it. Why not? It has a lot of skin benefits without those harmful chemicals. I personally love the Esfolio Moisture Soothing Aloe Vera Gel because it's enriched with 100% Aloe Vera. Here are the Top 10 ways you can use this amazing product:





1. Sunburn: It's really painful if you have sunburns and the stinging sensation penetrates deep down the skin. Try putting on Aloe Vera Gel on the affected areas for an instant relief.




2. Burn: Ouch! It hurts when you accidentally touch something hot or your coffee spilled on your legs and other parts. Just put on Aloe Vera Gel to sooth the burned area of your skin.



3. Moisturizer: Looking for a nice and chemical-free moisturizer? Go grab your tub of Aloe Vera Gel and put on a thin layer on your face.



4. Dry Scalp: Uhhhh it's itchy! Worry no more because Aloe Vera Gel will take the itch away!





5. Facial Mask: Ins't it relaxing to have a facial mask at least twice a week? Having a hard time to choose what type of facial mask suites your skin? Apply a thick layer of Aloe Vera Gel on your face because it's perfect for all skin types. :)



6. Dry Skin: Having a dry skin does not only make you look like a chalkboard, it also makes you scratch your skin every now and then. Use Aloe Vera Gel as your lotion and see the miracle!



7. Pimple treatment: Waking up with a big zit or small bumps of pimples on your face is the worst morning ever. Apply Aloe Vera Gel on the affected area and you'll wake up the next morning with a less problematic face.


8. Primer: Now this one is jaw dropping! Yes! You can use aloe vera gel as a primer as it makes your skin a perfect canvas before putting on makeup.



9. Irritations and Allergies: You have skin irritations and allergies but can't find an immediate remedy? Try putting on Aloe Vera Gel to sooth the redness and itchiness.


10. Hair treatment: Want a thicker, shinny, and silky hair? Apply Aloe Vera Gel on your hair 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing. You can do this 2 to 3 times a week as a hair treatment.


Now that you know some other uses of Aloe Vera Gel, try it at home and see the results for yourself. If you know any other benefits and uses of Aloe Vera in general, please leave a comment below because I'd like to know and it will also help others. Thanks and have an awesome day! ^_^




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Promising Musicians showcase talent in YouTube Jam Night

by 10:18 PM
Last August 25, 2017, me and my co v/bloggers were invited for a night full of music and bonding with the promising YouTube content creators at Manila Bulletin office in Intramuros Manila. The up-and-coming music YouTube creators took the center stage at MB Life Acoustic Fridays Presents YouTube Jam Night, a jam session by YouTube and MB Life, Manila Bulletin's lifestyle website for millennials. The session cast the spotlight on YouTube content creators Rappl, Rie Aliasas, The Three of Us, and Andre Thad Rana as they serenaded spectators with foreign and local hits such as Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder, 241 by Rivermaya, and Malaya by Moira dela Torre.




YouTube is not stopping to provide Filipino creators with opportunities to show their talent and expand their reach. Events just like YouTube Jam Night allow Filipino creators to learn from each other and possibly work on future collaborations. It also gives them the chance to interact with their supporters or subscribers.


Rose Lopez, known as Rappl, is a radio host who has been a YouTube creator since 2006. Her YouTube channel includes DIYs, short films, vlogs, covers, and collaborations with other creators. Her video PAASA (T.A.N.G.A) by Yeng Constantino | COVER with Baninay Bautista has nearly 25,000 views. Aside from being a YouTube creator and a radio host, Rappl is also a voice artist and a videographer.





Singe-songwriter Rie Aliasas started her YouTube channel in 2012 when she was 15. Her channel has over 13 million views and includes song covers and original compositions. Her video Tadhana - Up Dharma Down (cover) has over 1.6 million views. Rie also had a recent collaboration with Rappl for A little Bit - MYMP - Rie Aliasas ft. Rappl (cover).



Andre Thad Rana only became a YouTube creator in 2016 but his channel already gained more than 700,000 views. He uploads acoustic covers, and his video Versace on the floor - Bruno Mars (Andre Thad Rana Cover) has more than 190,000 views. He has also acted on YouTube videos like "Cellphone O Ako?" (Selfie) for ABS-CBN's Adober Studios.



The Three of Us, a band that includes Adora San Pedro, Thea Panaguiton, and Ivy Hermogenes, uploaded their first YouTube video in 2016. Their channel mostly consists of acoustic covers like Middle (DJ Snake Acoustic Cover), which has over 680,000 views. In December 2016, The Three of Us received the Highest YouTube Channel Growth award from Adober Studios.



As the global creator community continues to grow, YouTube continues to celebrate talent and self-expression by giving creators access to new tools and support programs.




"Filipino talents on YouTube continue to flourish and we are to support them in realizing their goals as creators," said Google Philippines Head of Marketing, Gabby Roxas. "These creators have enormous potential. We are excited to see them-go to the next level, and we look forward to seeing more Filipinos in the global YouTube creator community."




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Status Hair Salon Maginhawa: New Hair Color plus Haircut

by 5:33 PM
You rarely see me with a colored hair, in fact, I am satisfied with just a simple hairstyle made by my favorite barber shop near my area. I am just a simple man as you guys know because I love everything that is simple and sweet like me haha. Having that said, I rarely go to hair salons not unless they invited me to feature their business here in our humble blog. So yeah! To cut the long intro short (haha!), I was invited by Status Hair Salon Maginhawa branch to try their services and share my experience to you my awesome #VanityFriends!

Status Hair Salon Maginhawa



Status Hair Salon came into being when sisters Robina and Roseann Ko set up their first hair care establishment in Robinsons Galleria. Wanting to create their own, unique brand, the two set out to build the salon with a vision of providing services in line with the highest international standards.


It's a modern salon that caters to a young, hip, trendy, and upwardly mobile market, Status Salon provides one of the widest selection of beauty services for clients who want international quality looks while on a reasonable budget. From classic cuts to modern trends, their team of professional-educated internationally-trained service, well providers will work with you to give you the style you’ve always wanted.

Address: 
140 Maginhawa St. Sikatuna Village,
Quezon City, Philippines.
Tel #: (02) 917 6163


It was raining last August 25, 2017 when me and my v/blogger friends decided to visit the Status Hair Salon in Maginhawa Quezon City because we were all free that time. The bad weather can't stop us from pampering ourselves and so do the many clients inside the salon when we arrived.





While waiting for our turns, their friendly receptionist offered us some coffee and water to drink, there's also a free WiFi so you won't get bored while waiting or even if you're in the middle of beautification already. Another thing that I like about the Status Hair Salon is their uncrowded area. The interior design is literally wide and clean so we felt really welcomed and refreshed.


After just few minutes, their Senior Stylist, Divine called me to do my hair. I asked her to bring back the natural color of my hair because my highlights are no longer my taste haha. She said that the dark brown color will be perfect for my hair so I let her decide because I trust her.


After choosing the hair color, Ms. Divine asked her Junior Stylist to wash my hair and blow it dry.



After drying my hair, Ms. Divine started putting on the hair color. I like the fragrance of their mixture because it doesn't smell like chemicals. I didn't experience stinging sensation on my scalp too so that's a big plus for me.



After 30 minutes, the Junior Stylist, Acee, rinsed my hair and dried using their hair blower. Before cutting my hair, they asked me to take a quick break and offered us a snack:


After eating that super sarap na pizza, Ms. Divine started cutting my hair and styled it. The haircut took almost an hour because they really wanna take time styling each and every client's hair to perfection. I appreciate that they're not rushing the job even if there were some clients waiting. So here's the final look:


All in all, me and my friends really enjoyed our experience at Status Hair Salon in Maginhawa. I must say that this is one of the best hair salons that I've tried. I like how passionate they are in their professions and the way they treat their customers is extra! Status Hair Salon is definitely a must try salon if you are looking for a great hairstyle or treatment that gives the best value for your money.



I really wanna know your favorite salon too. What's your favorite hairstyle? Any hair color you love? Have you tried at Status Hair Salon before? Let me know in the comment box below and I'll try to answer as soon as I can. Thank you so much and have an awesome day! ^_^




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TondoX: Organic Skincare Products for Men

by 3:39 PM
Not so long ago, I was wishing for some brands to come up with all-organic skincare products specially dedicated for men. Then few weeks ago, I received an invitation from TondoX for an afternoon of intimate party and of course, for me to know more about their products. We had a great time eating some BBQ, hotdogs, sandwiches, and salad while all we need to know about TondoX was discussed by the "Saksakan ng Gwapo," Mr. Nelson Moss (owner). :)

What is TondoX?


Skin Bae Global Inc. was founded early 2017, TondoX is named for one of the most historical and most populated districts in Manila, Tondo! So now you are wondering why TondoX right? Well, in urban Manila, people from Tondo are considered street smart and tough, growing up on the streets and wary of street gangs who emanate from the surrounding slums.



The TondoX man is an evolved hunter gatherer and fighter who does what it takes to provide for his family. He is also, however, an Old School Macho Man who was brought up by his mother to have a high regard and respect for womankind, unlike the rampant misogyny that exists in society today.


As he goes about his daily business, he has no problem with appearing "Saksakan ng guwapo," (colloquial for 'stabbling handsome') and he achieves this effortlessly with a line of natural and organic products developed specifically for this type of Filipino men.


Where to buy?

You can message them on Facebook by "clicking here."

Their Products!


Skin Bae Global Inc. aims to nourish, balance and restore your hair and skin with simple yet powerful alternatives instead. It is safer and makes more sense.



Their products are made of: Shea Butter, Beeswax, Argan Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Italian Lemon Oil, Aloe Vera, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Seaweed Extract, Biosulfer, and Keratin.

So yeah, the ingredients are really jaw-dropping! Those are all organic men!



They have four kinds of pomade:

Dos Por Dos


Hold: 3
Gloss: 4
Scent: Floral Mint


Kumander


Hold: 3.5
Gloss: 3
Scent: Nectar


Bentenwebe


Hold: 4
Gloss: 3
Scent: Citrus


Rambol


Hold: 4
Gloss: None (Matte)
Scent: Berry

They also have:

Masculine Wash



Aftershave



Facial Wash




Shampoo


I must say that I am impressed with the way their products are packaged. They look really classy and intended for men. Though, girls can use these products too (except for the masculine wash of course! :D) since they are all made with natural and organic ingredients. All of the products including the pomades are priced at P350 each. For the generous amount of product and quality, I think it's a bang for the buck deal!



I personally tried their pomade during the event and I can definitely tell that they are different. I don't feel any stickiness at all plus it's lightweight while giving my hair enough hold that I want for styling. I still have some of their products to try so stay tuned for my detailed reviews soon. I am also wishing to get their Masculine wash because it's first of its kind (locally made and organic) here in our country but sadly, it wasn't included in my loot bag. :( Anyway, watch out for my upcoming TondoX product reviews soon.

Some during the blogger's event:




How about you? What's your diskarte to be "Saksakan ng Gwapo" everyday? Would you consider trying TondoX products? Feel free to drop your comments below and I promise to answer to each and every one of you! :)





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