10 Best Whitening Lotions in the Philippines 2019

by 7:54 PM
What's up VanityFriends! One of the most common questions that I'm receiving on my Instagram: @mjamesperez is what is the best whitening lotion to use? (Aside of course, from what is the best glutathione and how to treat acne and so on.) And to be honest, it is so hard to answer that question because we have different skin types and lifestyles. So, I would normally ask some probing questions before giving my recommendation.

To tell you straight, I am not blessed with all the time to do that in every direct message that I'm receiving because I also have a lot of other things to do. Both personal and work-related matters. So, my brilliant head told me to create a video discussing my recent favorite whitening lotions and let the viewers decide what they'll get.



You got it right! I made a video about the 10 Best Whitening Lotions in the Philippines this 2019 which you can watch here:


For the sake of those who cannot watch the video, here's the list of my top whitening lotion in no particular order:

1. Gluta-C Intense Whitening Body Lotion with SPF 25 (P185)




2. Glupa (Glutathione + Papaya) Lotion (P175)




3. Vitapack Whitening Lotion (P525) Buy here: https://bit.ly/2yKdF6g

4. KB Premium Whitening Lotion (P1,800)




5. Vaseline Healthy White Lotion SP24 (P340)





6. Avenine Kojic Bright Lotion (P79)





7. Flawlessly U Papaya + Calamansi Lotion (P50)





8. Silka Papaya Lotion (P70)





9. Skin White Gluta Lotion (P175)




10. Relumins Advance White Lotion (P850)


There are some lotions that I forgot to include like Avon SSS Glutathione lotion and a few more.

Disclaimer: I am not an expert, all the views and opinions in the video are based on my personal experience using the products. I always give my fair and honest feedback in every product reviews I'm doing.



4 TIPS to Get Fairer Skin After Extreme Sun Exposure

by 8:30 PM
Summer is over but what about those tan lines? Even if we kept on re-applying our favorite sunblock during beach time, our complexion would still be a little darker than usual. Along with that, I personally experienced redness and sunburns. You too? Well, here are some tips that might save your skin because it saves mine.

1. Mild Soap


Use a mild or gentle soap for a few days in order for your skin to recover. Why? Because using your regular strong whitening soap may cause more irritations and redness. Allow your skin to heal first before going back to your normal whitening regimen.

2. Use Aloe Vera Gel

Applying a generous amount of a soothing Aloe Vera gel directly to the affected area of the skin enables the solution to immediately begin doing its work and helping you feel relief. You can also use fresh aloe gel from the leaf if you have a plant at home. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and it will also give a tremendous amount of hydration to our skin.

3. Sunblock

Always put on sunblock even if you are inside your room or office. It's important to keep our skin protected from the harmful rays wherever we are. This is one of the best tips I always give to my readers asking me how to lighten skin or how to achieve fairer complexion. Yes, the key is to protect your skin because even if you are using the most effective and most expensive whitening product if you are not protected from the harmful rays of the sun, it's useless.

4. Glutathione Supplement

Aside from countless health benefits, one of the known side effects of taking glutathione capsule is skin whitening. Indeed! It really whitens skin and I can attest to that. I have been taking glutathione supplements for more than 7 years now and I wanna share you my recent favorite brand. It's called NuWhite. 



NuWhite Introduces a new form of glutathione, S-ACETYL GLUTATHIONE, which addresses the lower absorption rates of reduced L-Glutathione. It is said to be the most powerful form of glutathione today. It plays a big role in bringing back my whiter complexion after summer. It's really effective and the best thing is, it's affordably priced at P1,880 per bottle of 30 capsules. You only need to take this product once a day because it has a high absorption rate. It's available in their official store in Lazada. Click here: https://bit.ly/2MjJjzg

I created a video about this topic as well. Please check my YouTube channel and Subscribe by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/user/papabadzki/


So there! I hope these 4 simple tips help you get lighter skin. Remember these are just some, there are so many ways to whiten your skin after summer. What's your favorite regimen? Please let me know by leaving a comment below. Thank you!

Trying BYS Summer Makeup Collection

by 9:23 PM
While the impossible heat of the summer may not be leaving us (literally it's still super humid here in the Philippines) soon enough, you can totally rock vacation season with the newest releases from BYS.

In today's blog post, I am going to share with you some swatches and my thoughts about their newest collection. I miss writing for you guys so here I am again playing these makeup products and I can't wait to share with you my two cents about them so let's get started!



First in the package is the  8-piece Cherry Blossom eyeshadow palette (P449)

Most of the time, I only use the brown color or nude or in rare cases, light pink as my shadow because I personally want a very natural look. This Cherry Blossom eyeshadow palette spoiled me by providing the colors that I want and need. All in all, I think it's a good palette to keep for all occasions. Whether for a casual daytime event or a formal evening affair, this palette will surely help you pull off a stunning look.





Next is the BYS Blush Trio in Lush (P449)

As I've said, I always go for a very natural look or as they say, "No makeup makeup look". This blush trio gives a very natural rosy glow or you can even mix the product or layer it to achieve a sexier look. The highlighter included in the trio is also a bomb! It's not too blinding which is perfect for my liking because it just gives you that very natural glowing effect.



Lastly, I received these two BYS Lip and Cheek Tints (P299 per piece)

My favorite  among the shade range is the one called "Sultry". In my opinion, it's suitable for all skin tones because of its very versatile color. For me, it looks very natural and sexy at the same time. Look:




I also like the doe foot applicator because it's not too big and not too small. Plus, it's soft and does pick just enough product that I need.



I also received the "Innocent" shade and here's a bonus swatch for you:



All in all, I think the BYS Summer Makeup Collection is super wearable all year round and it is something that all gender can use. By the way, happy pride month my awesome VanityFriends!!



If you want to check more products and be updated with the makeup trend, Like BYS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/byscosmeticsph/ and follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byscosmetics_ph/ thank you!

Althea Korea finally launched its own makeup line!

by 9:20 PM
After releasing their very first Althea Velvet powder, I dreamed of other makeup products from Althea because I honestly fell in love with their velvet powder. My heart rejoiced when I heard the news that Althea is finally having their own makeup products and I can't believe that I have them with me, touching and trying them out. It's real! Althea has its own makeup line! OMG!




I tried the product on my face and I love the look that I was able to make using these amazing makeup products. But before I show to you the final look, let me introduce to you my newest babies.

WATERCOLOR CREAM TINT


I soooooo love the colors of these lovely cream tints. They are very wearable and can fit even a man's lips. I love thethe natu finish look it gives plus it is very moisturizing. Perfect for dry and chapped lips like mine. They are very pigmented and long lasting. I highly recommend this one!

FLAWLESS CREAMY CONCEALER


I live by concealer because it is like a fairy god mother's wand that can instantly transform you from being tired looking to a fresh and glowing prince or princess. What I am looking for a concealer is of course, a great amount of coverage, easy to apply, creamy, not heavy, and lastly, it must have a stunning finish. All of that I found in the Althea Korea's Flawless Creamy Concealer. It instantly brightened my under eyes plus I love that it gives moisture too. That's big bonus for me!

EYE PALETTE SUNRISE & MOONRISE BCL X ALTHEA



I am not really into palette and I honestly doubted if I can even use this palette that they sent me. After seeing the colors, hearts flashed from my eyes because there are colors that I can actually use and play around. I personally love the light matte brown color because it creates definition and depth to my sparkling eyes. I only use my fingers using this palette and the application is seamless. I also like the fact that it's not chalky. Amazing eye palette I must say! I so love the quality.

SPOTLIGHT EYE GLITTER


Another thing that I thought I can't use. But my creative mind told me that I can actually use this eye glitter so I put a little amount on my tear duct to create an illusion that I'm wide awake and fresh! I so love how it makes my eyes so alive and glowing! It dries really quickly plus it is long wearing.

SKIN RELIEF SPOT FILM GEL


Since I have an acne-prone and sensitive skin, I need to make sure that I have a smooth canvas before applying makeup. This spot film gel from Althea is a perfect treatment if you have acne and want to put on makeup. It coats the bump to make sure that it won't be affected by makeup while actually healing it to dry really fast. It contains Centella Asiatica and tea tree extract to help fight infection and give skin relief.

As promised, I am going to share you the final look I made using this makeup products. I was able to pull this fresh makeup look and wear it on my Facebook Live session in Lazada.


If you guys want to order these newest makeup products, I highly encourage you to do so by visiting: https://ph.althea.kr/althea-exclusives/makeup they are amazing, high quality and skin friendly. :)



Picking the Right Bicycle for Your Intended Use

by 1:34 AM
You have finally decided that you are going to start bike riding outdoors. This can be fun for you especially when you begin to have your favorite places to ride. Cycling can be your chance to reconnect with nature and at the same time, improve your health.


The only problem is you do not know how you are going to pick the right bike just yet. You may be searching for men’s bike but it is just so hard to narrow down your search. There are so many types available that picking the right one will be complicated. At the back of your mind, you are thinking what if you choose the wrong bike?

Do not worry because right now, you will get learn some tips on how you can find the bike that will best fit your needs. The best women’s bicycle is not something that everyone will love. It should be something that will be perfect for you. This means that you do not necessarily have to pick the most popular bike right now. You can check the bike and feel if it is the best one for your needs.

  1. Decide on a budget but provide some allowances. The bike that you want may not exactly fall under your budget but you can consider the bike’s many features. Will the extra price that you have to pay for it enough to make you want to ride your bike well? Just remember not to go overboard. You should have an idea about what you can and cannot afford. 
  2. What do you want to do with your bike? Knowing your bike’s purpose can help you decide on the right bike to choose. If you want a more versatile type of bike, the hybrid bike can be perfect for your various needs too. 
  3. Consider the right upgrades in order to improve the way you ride your bike. There is one thing that you should remember - if you are still a beginner, you can enjoy your stock parts first. You will get a better idea of the things that you want to upgrade the more that you ride your bike.


Are you ready to pick the right bike depending on how you will use it? Hopefully, the tips mentioned above will be enough.

A Few Tips to Keep Your ATV Well-Maintained

by 1:27 AM
When you purchased your ATV, you felt that you ca already do the off-road adventures that you have always wanted. You have later realized that you cannot use your ATV all the time. When was the last time that you have paid attention to it? Now is the time to get your ATV out of its storage. You can make a run through of how your ATV looks like and if the parts are still intact. If not, you can always look for atv parts for sale that can replace those that do not work anymore.


It will be hard to first drive your ATV especially if you have not ridden it for more than a few months. You need to be more meticulous about checking if all of the safety features of the ATV are still working. If some are not doing their job anymore, you can check honda replacement parts for more details.

These are the things that you can do so that you can turn your ATV again into the type of machine that it is supposed to be:

  • You have to make sure that the battery is working properly. The ATV battery is usually fine and will last throughout the different seasons but the time will come when it will not work perfectly anymore. It is especially important to check your battery after you have stored your ATV for the winter. Just check if it is still working and if some areas have corroded.

  • Check the fluid levels of your ATV. You may be wondering why this is necessary as this is something that you have associated with cars. Like cars, your ATV is a machine and you need to recheck things properly. Consider if you need to drain the oil. It would depend on the ATV model that you have.

  • Always take a look at your tires. Do you have the perfect atv mud tires? It may have been perfect when your ATV is new but now that it isn’t, you can start searching for potential replacements.


Maintaining your ATV does not have to be hard as long as you would follow the details mentioned above.

How are UTI's Caused and How Can They be Treated?

by 10:40 PM
What is the meaning of UTI? UTI is an infection that occurs in the uterus of females. The full-form of UTI is Urinary Tract Infection. Nowadays, this is the most common infection that is happening in the uterus of every third girl. When the E.coli bacteria enter the urethra of the females then this urinary tract infection is caused.

What are symptoms of a female suffering from UTI? There are so many symptoms that tell us that the girl is suffering from UTI. Some of the symptoms are mentioned below:

1. A painful and burning sensation is caused when girls go to pee or urinate. This is the first symptom of this infection..

2. Sometimes the urine that is passed is dark, cloudy and bloody with a foul smell.

3. The female suffering from this infection has an intense and frequent need to urinate. This is also the most common problem of this infection.

4. The female suffers from pain in the lower abdomen, pelvic regions and sometimes on the sides also.

5. Fever, vomiting, nausea, and chills are the common problem of every infection. These are also the problems that occur in this infection also.

What do you mean by cystitis? Cystitis term refers to inflammation of the bladder and is also known as a bladder infection. It is a type of urinary tract infection that occurs in the bladder of females. This cystitis occurs when E.coli bacteria enter the urethra and then climbs up the bladder where they bind the bladder, multiplies and cause a serious infection.

How to prevent UTI bacteria? There are so many methods that help out females to prevent these UTI bacteria. Some of the methods for prevention are written below:

1. Post-sex-pee: the female should pee and flush out all the bacteria that have entered the urinary tract during the sex.

2. The females should always wash the pelvic regions when switching off from anal to vaginal sex.

3. To prevent this infection or bacteria females should take showers instead of having the bath.

4. The females should wear cotton undies and should get commando at night so that the air goes into your area.

5. Females can also use UTI prevention drink, pills to cure out this infection.

These above-mentioned are the factors that will help females to cure this Urinary Tract Infection. 


Some pills and drinks that should be used by females to cure out this Urinary Tract Infection are mentioned below:

1. Target Drink-Mix: This is a UTI prevention drink that females should use to cure the infections.

How to take this drink?

Females should mix one packet of this drink in 8-12 ounces of water and they should drink it after sex.

How this drink does help in removing bacteria?

This drink helps in flushing out the new bacteria that have been introduced during the activities, like sex. This is how this drink helps out ladies to cure UTI’s.

2. Control daily capsules: This is daily UTI prevention pill that will help out ladies to cure the infection. 

How to take the pills?

Females should take two capsules daily with water.

How these capsules remove the bacteria? 

These capsules fight the old bacteria so that there is no multiplication of bacteria in the urinary tract. This is how these two medicines help in curing UTI’s.
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