I start it by cleansing my face with Neutrogena Deep Clean facial cleanser. I like this facial cleanser because I can really feel that it cleanses deep down my face, removing dirt and oil. And yes, I have an oily face. Then, I rinse and wipe it off.
Afterwards, I use Fresh Skinlab’s Jeju Aloe Ice wipes. This is actually a makeup remover. However, I like wiping my face with this before applying makeup because it has a cooling effect on the skin. Aside from that, I feel like it cleanses my face more and hydrates my skin too!
Next, I apply makeup base by Jazzy Collection. I only put small amount on my palm (about 3 drops) and it can already cover my entire face. Sometimes, I use Myra’s Vitaglow BB cream as base.
Then, I apply Ever Bilena’s Pro Flawless Finish Foundation (liquid) and blend it well with blending brush. For the dark circles in my eyes, I use Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind which is a treatment concealer for dark circles. I like this product because it does its job well and it’s easy to apply. You just need to twist it until the product reaches the brush portion and then you apply it directly. Then, I use Ever Bilena’s Concealer stick (medium shade), to cover scars, pimples (if there’s any), as well as the deep lines at the side of my nose (in between nose and corner of lips) on my face. Then, I cover everything with EB Advance Compact Powder, in the shade of natural white.
I’ve been suffering from lots and lots of different ailments these past few months. Two of my major complaints are from my head and back.
Then I came across a “to-the-rescue” product at the department store in SM City Molino. It’s Relief Hot Compress. Hmmm, interesting!
The product costs Php 199 if you have an SM Advantage Card. However, if you don’t have one, I am not sure if it’s Php 399 or Php 499…but somewhat in that price range. Price-wise, it’s pretty amazing with an SM advantage card. Alright, let’s proceed with my honest review…
I bought the colored brown hot compress. It looks like a pillow but feels and looks like a stuff toy. It’s very handy, easy to bring anywhere. It has liquid inside. I am not sure if it’s water or any other liquid. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but, it’s an electronic hot compress. So, from the word “electronic” itself, I’m sure you get an idea or first impression that it’s rechargeable. If that’s what you think, YOU GET IT RIGHT! It’s very fast and convenient than the traditional heat compress. I think you only recharge it for about 10 minutes. Just plug it and wait for the indicator light to turn off then you can readily use it. This electronic heat compress helps a lot with relaxation. To be fair, it retains the heat for 30-40 minutes. It good enough to provide short term relief to your backache, dysmenorrhea or sore muscles.
There’s no need to worry about spilling. I’ve been using this product for more than 1 month now and I never experienced spilling of the the liquid inside. I’ve only found two disadvantage of this product:
It smells a lot of burnt electric wire right after recharging. Sometimes, that bad odor lasts for 5-10 minutes.
You cannot control the temperature.
This is my short/simple review. So far, it does its job very well. I can give you an update after a few more months upon using this product.
Honestbee is an online concierge and delivery service. They basically shop for you based on your choices from their website and deliver them to you at your desired time of delivery.
I actually have heard about this service long time ago and it was just recently that I was able to try it. Since I am busy at work on weekdays and most of the time have OT’s, I thought of trying out their service.
I went to their website, https://www.honestbee.ph, and quickly browse on some important items that we need at home. These includes my kids’ milk and some basic kitchen/cooking stuffs. Their website is very user-friendly. What you see is what you get. If you have some trouble or have queries, you can right away chat with a customer service assistant from the same site.
For many years, we’ve been using a paste dishwashing detergent. I can say that it removes the grease well but the downside is, most of the time, the paste detergent itself is left on the plates and glasses after drying up especially if not rinsed very well.
And for the past few weeks, I was given a chance to try the Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid.
I was given three variants to try:
Antibac (Perfect especially for feeding bottles and other utensils used by our babies/kids.)
I am amazed to find out that I was wrong about using a dishwashing liquid. All these times I thought these would easily be wasted because basically it’s liquid type. But I was absolutely erroneous with my belief because a few drops could really go a long way. It becomes foamy and could clean a lot of pieces of plates, glasses and utensils.
What else do I like about this product?
removes dirt and greases easily
has a pleasant smell (real citrus smell for lemon and calamansi)
provides MORE washes per bottle
gentle on hands
scrubs off the toughest dried stain
doesn’t leave any soap residue leaving glasses film-free
I would highly recommend Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid especially the antibac variant because you can use it to the flatwares and glasswares as well as the delicate utensils (even toys) of your babies. I should say it really did a wonderful job as it quickly cuts through the grease or oils. It helps get your dishes very clean and spotless.
Honestly, I have even tried it on our glass windows and it’s amazing. It made the glass as good as new. Superb!
Ginataang laing is made usually from taro leaves cooked in coconut milk. “Ginataan” means cooked with coconut milk. Taro in Tagalog/Filipino is gabi leaves. But we can also use sweet potato leaves as another variant.
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 med. sized onion, minced
½ kilo sliced pork loin (You may also use Spanish sardines)
1 kilo dried gabi (or fresh sweet potato leaves)
4-5 cups coconut milk
shrimp paste (bagoong)
salt to taste
3-4 pcs silinglabuyo (red chili pepper)
In a casserole, cook meat.
Sauté garlic, ginger and onions together with the meat.
Add the gabi leaves.
Pour in the coconut milk (gata). Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the red chili pepper, shrimp paste and salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
This is best served with fried fish like galunggong, tilapia or tulingan. Enjoy!