Proactiv - The Superior Anti Acne


Oh finally my acne attack has stopped! I don't know what happened or what I did to prevent breakouts. I stopped using Proactiv for a while when I finished my last kit as I thought my maintenance was too expensive. I didn't buy a new kit and tried using a cheaper set but noticed some pimples popping out again. Forgive me! I was trying to save up for our trip to Korea! I thought it was just normal since my skin is not used to cold/dry weather but boy, I was wrong.


When I got those pimple marks, I knew I need to continue using Proactiv again. When it comes to preventing acne breakouts and blemishes, I would say Proactiv Solution 3-Step System is still the most effective for me. As the leading pimple-fighter, Proactiv treats acne safely and effectively by attacking it at the source where a build-up of dead skin cells and bacteria clogs pores.

I was probably stressed with work, visa application requirements, and all. In addition, I stopped using my maintenance kit. Stress + improper skincare regimen = pimples.


Proactiv is mild enough to use every day. It gently cleans and unplugs pores and kills acne causing bacteria. The combination of medicines penetrates deep into your skin to destroy the bacteria and help reduce inflammation and heals the lesion. Your skin clears without the drying, peeling or chemical smell you may find in other products.

The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and Repairing Treatment (Step 3) contain finely-
milled, prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide with soothing botanicals. Together these ingredients gently exfoliate skin, unplug pores and attack acne-causing bacteria. 

My 30-day kit

The Revitalizing Toner helps remove excess oils and dead skin cells to prevent future breakouts, and the Refining Mask helps reduce inflammation. When used together regularly, Proactiv not only eradicates pimples but also importantly prevent future breakouts. 

Benzoyl peroxide is a powerful ingredient that is effective against all kinds of acne (blackheads, whiteheads, and big red pimples). It is bactericidal, meaning it kills bacteria, rather than simply slowing down their growth. It also works very quickly improving acne as early as five days after starting treatment. It’s a great first line treatment but it’s also helpful to use in combination with antibiotics for severe cases. It may cause drying, peeling or redness if not delivered in the right 
amount (too strong concentrations) or surrounded by the right mix of ingredients. Proactiv’s 2.5% benzoyl peroxide concentration is mild, yet powerful enough to kill acne causing bacteria. It is finely milled, with proprietary advanced microcrystals that delivers the medicine without irritating the skin. 

This benzoyl peroxide technology is unique to Proactiv. And to provide you with a stronger arsenal to fight acne, Proactiv released a Limited Edition 60-Day Bundle Pack with upsized Refining Mask (2.5oz instead of the regular 1oz) and Free 50ml Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control. These are exclusively available at Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide.

Aside from the kit, I am also using Advanced Daily Oil Control everyday. I am not sure if that is already too much but I find it really effective in eliminating shine all throughout the day.


Now I am just waiting for the acne marks to lighten up! Good luck to me!


Staycation at Oakwood Premier Manila


Allow this blogger, who usually writes about beauty and fashion, to take a break and have a staycation once in a while. It was a perfect timing as one of the events I attended happened in a mall nearby so I didn't have to worry about commuting and the traffic. A day after, I had a meeting at Tektite (business as usual) and realized, "I should live here."


Before I start, I just want to say that this is not a paid review. I am just sharing my experience at Oakwood since it's one of my favorite places in the Metro. 

One-Bedroom Deluxe is already huge for 2 pax but I find their corner room bigger than this. Or is it just me? We requested to be moved to a corner room so we could compare but sad to say our request was not honored as all corner rooms were already occupied. Well, it's totally fine with me. Our room is still beautiful!

Upon entering, the first thing you'd see is the kitchen area fully equipped with modern home appliances.


Coffee maker, electronic kettle, and kitchen utensils. You no longer have to call hotel attendants since everything you'd need is already in your room.


A dishwasher inside a hotel room is one thing that truly impressed me.


There's also a microwave oven, refrigerator, cooktop and exhaust. If I wasn't busy that time, I would have cooked pasta there!


How about a washing machine with dryer? That one really impressed me more! As if it was my first time in Oakwood haha.


The dining area is the most abused part of the hotel. It's not surprising since it's in the middle of living room, kitchen, and bedroom. At the back of the dining table is a mini cupboard where you could store some of your things like snacks, snnacks, and snnnacks.


You can also view the TV at the living room from there so you could watch your favorite programs while eating. Or while applying your favorite nail polish just like what I did. Hehe.


Another favorite and abused spot is the club chair with ottoman beside the sofa. It can pass as a comfy bed at night if you want to stay in the living room. :)


I usually bring work-related stuff with me when I stay in hotels. Better ready! Good thing, Oakwood has a work station in two corners of the room. One is beside the TV at the living room and the other one is in the bedroom.


The one in the bedroom is actually a vanity area but it's a perfect spot for work as well. If you know me well, I have this habit of turning on my laptop and check email as I rise from my bed.



But who would like to work when you have this king size bed? With ottoman bench, soft pillows, and cozy ambiance, you'd forget the busy outside world for sure.


There's also a mini hallway with life sized mirror on the side which is actually a slide cover for the closet. It makes the room sleek and look wider.


The bathroom is nice but I find the corner room's bathroom better as it has a large window in one corner. But still great!


I hope my photos gave justice to the room. I didn't realized I brought a macro lens with me instead of a wide angled one. You can compared with the room I got few months ago here:

Aside from a relaxing staycation, I am also happy to share that Globe has launched the pre-registration page for users who want to avail of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus! Their pre-registration page allows new and existing customers to choose what iPhone they want to get under Globe and select the color and capacity.

Register here:


P2 Blooming Style Outfit Ideas


I am packing my things up last minute for our weekend trip. I am so excited for this trip as I’d be able to watch Ayumi Hamasaki perform live at A-Nation Singapore! Socks, accessories, cosmetics… I wish I don’t forget anything! I have a check list but I am not 100% sure everything is already listed there. Plus, I haven’t prepared my clothes yet! I don’t know yet what outfits to pack in my bag. Do you also have the same problem when preparing your outfits? Let’s have some quick and trendy outfit ideas!


So I found P2 Blooming Style online where helpful outfit and makeup tips can be found.  Of course, the first coordinate which attracted me is the one that shouts PINK. A pink coordinate is a must! I am loving how they matched an elegant dress with a soft pink blazer  and paired with nice pink clutch and watch! Painting nails with OPI is a great idea too!

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Matrix 8-Inch Cut for Cancer Challenge Hair Color Promo


Matrix invites you to donate 8 inches of your hair to be turned into wigs for children stricken by cancer. At the same time, volunteer hair dressers from partner institution, David's Salon, will be donating their time and expertise on October 25 to do the stylish haircuts for free! Together, let's make a difference in the lives of cancer kids.


If you wish to participate, sign up at www.matrixchairsofchangeph.com and take the Matrix 8-Inch Cut for Cancer Challenge. Those who will sign up will receive a stylish hair cut for free on October 25, 2014 at SM City North Edsa, The Block. 

For those brave women who will take the challenge on Oct 25, we are giving you a chance to win a one-time complimentary hair color session c/o Matrix on November 13 at the Matrix Academie in Ortigas!

After signing up at www.matrixchairsofchangeph.com, please follow the mechanics below:

Promo period is from October 18 - November 8. Two lucky winners will be announced on Nov. 10. Transform your look as you help little cancer patients transform their lives! Good luck and thank you for your support for the Matrix 8-Inch Cut for Cancer Challenge!


Surprises



This year is the busiest yet my happiest birthday ever! Should have taken the day off work but I have too much to do and so much energy to exert. I am so eager to finish work because 1) we planned a back to back to back birthday trip and 2) I will finally see Ayu! I don't mind sleeping less than 4 hours a day, seriously. I am willing to be panget the whole month and no pimple can ever change my happiness level right now.