Forever 21: Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

Forever 21 encourages shoppers to “Make a Statement” with the launch of the Pre-Fall 2014 collection. From printed button-ups and fitted skirts to must-have denim in a variety of new fits, the collection features the essential staples any wardrobe needs to create a one-of-a-kind personal style. 

The idea of self-expression is prevalent throughout the campaign, featuring a troop of dancers using movement to make a statement and display their uniqueness. As inspired individuals, we all have our different outlets – different ways to let loose, let our creativity run wild – and show the world who we are and who we’re meant to be. The Forever 21 shopper is not afraid of being their authentic selves, using the fashion as a means of expression; stepping out of the crowd, into the spotlight and owning their own style – a message that lies at the forefront of the campaign.

The Forever 21 Pre-Fall collection launches this August in the Philippines, and will make sure your transition into Fall is a show-stopping one.

Forever 21 is located at Megamall, SM Makati, SM City Cebu, The Block North Edsa, Mall Of Asia, Lanang Premier, Aura Premier, SM City Fairview, SM City Clark, and soon to open at SM Southmall.

DR. CRB Signature Designer RX Facial Experience

Last week, I went to Dr. CRB Aesthetic and Laser Clinic to try their Designer RX Facial. It's a unique treatment that analyzes the condition of your face to provide exactly what is essential to give you that youthful , glowing, beautiful face. In short, it's a facial treatment using products that your skin really needs. It's definitely something I need right now because I'm having breakouts due to stress and lack of sleep, I guess, and no over-the-counter treatment could stop the acne! Somebody help me!

The clinic is located at The Trade and Financial Tower 32nd Street Corner 7th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. First, I was toured around the clinic then I had a skin and face talk with Dr. Che Bernad (Dr. CRB). I told her that my acne is crazy this month that I got so many dry areas on my face due to the ointment I used for my pimples. So much problems. Lol. 

Doc said she would combine moisturizing and acne-fighting treatments for my treatment and I shall undergo Iontophoresis as well to treat my acne. "What-is-that?" That was my initial reaction. Haha. Google says it's the passage of an electrical current onto the skin which has a variety of uses in medicine. I got really curious about that treatment. Let's see.

After the consultation, Ms. May Bernad (Business Development Manager) took me to a personalized facial analysis. She scanned my skin using a familiar device and sadly, the age of my skin is detected to be 28. T_T

One normal shot and one UV shot were taken. It's actually how the sun sees the skin. I've finally tried it!

Here's a summary of the analysis:
Wrinkle - my skin is so elastic  that wrinkles are almost not seen
Pore - a little large or large
Sebum - secretion of sebum is very little
Pigmentation - discoloration and freckles are considerably much seen

After feeling a little depressed with my skin's condition, I was pampered for an hour with Designer RX Facial. Their trained therapist started the treatment by washing my face with an acne facial soap. It was followed by a pre-peeling treatment then toner. She applied white revival cream for my dark spots then glycolic cream for pigmentation. And lastly, she applied a relaxing hydration mask. 

After the basic facial, I had to undergo their bestseller Iontophoresis treatment. Honestly, when I saw the needle for injection I was a bit nervous but when she started with the procedure, I started to get used to it. It's actually painless since the needle is covered with tissue.. My pimples were also injected so I had not to worry about them anymore. Dr. Che also gave me a spot on treatment before she left.

I will update you guys on how this product works on my skin. :)

 Everyone in the clinic, from the doctors to their therapists were all friendly and accommodating.

My skin is usually sensitive to facial treatments that I come out of the clinic red faced but not this time. There was no downtime. My skin just felt so clean and refreshed. I might look different on the photo below but my face is normally like that without makeup on. 

After my facial treatment, I realized that one should really visit the derma once a month to maintain good skin. It's not even complicated and it's just an hour anyway. I definitely should fix my schedule from now on! Right now, I don't get new pimples anymore and the cystic ones are almost healed. Dry spots are not that flaky anymore too!

Thank you Dr. CRB Aesthetic and Laser Clinic for inviting me to experience Designer RX Facial. It was a wonderful skin experience!

If you would like to know more about Dr. CRB, please visit

Etude House Play 101 Pencil Review

Eyes are known as the windows to the soul. They portray our thoughts and emotions that's why whenever I do my own makeup, I always concentrate on my eyes. Aside from the usual mascara and eyeliner that I use (yes, I don't normally use eyeshadow), I have found new stuff to play with which can improve my eye makeup.

What's on my table?

Etude House Play 101 Pencils
(Nos. 4, 18, 21, 25, 30, 35)

Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream Review

These past few weeks, I used a different BB Cream for my everyday makeup. Tony Moly sent me this product as a gift a month ago.

What's on my table?

Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream
SPF 37 PA++

Php 748.00

It comes in a sturdy plastic tube with pink cap. I like the pump bottle more but so far I've no spilling problems which this packaging and I can easily control the amount of product to squeeze so I've no complains about it. :)

A little goes a long way. A pea-sized amount can cover the whole face completely. Too much bb cream can make your skin look cakey so try not to squeeze a lot from the tube.

It has a fairly thick consistency which depicts full coverage. It can cover redness and some dark spots - but not all. My eyebags are really dark that I needed to use concealer to cover it up. It's a normal thing for me. 

Here's a photo of the BB Cream blended evenly on my skin. You can easily tell which part of my hand has BB Cream on, right?

Because of SPF37, this BB Cream has a slight cast on face when you use a camera flash. Not a problem for me since I don't really like using camera flash at all. Compared to other BB Creams, this one gives a dewy finish or the luminous effect as stated on the name of the product. If you don't like an obvious dewy effect, you can seal with a good finishing powder just like what I do.

What I like:
Excellent coverage
Has anti-wrinkle, whitening and UV protection properties
Moisturizes the skin
Leaves a glowing effect

What I don't like:
It's light floral scent
Only comes in one shade

Overall, I am satisfied with this BB Cream's coverage. It instantly makes my skin look brighter and smoother which I really love! I did feel like a luminous goddess while wearing it haha! What do you think about this product? 

Tony Moly is available here in the Philippines! Click here to view complete list of their branches.

Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend!

Globe Telecom’s First Digital Lifestyle Expo

Every day, people are more drawn into living the digital lifestyle. Now that we have smartphones, tablets, and fast internet connection, we can now communicate with our friends and relatives easier! Though internet was not a problem back in my day, my internet experience is definitely a lot better nowadays!

Constantly being connected is now a must to stay abreast and be “in the know” of the latest events and trends. Whether for working or playing wherever and whenever, downloading the latest app that supports a passion for health, worthy advocacy or anything in between, streaming music and videos, playing online or as simple as making one’s presence felt or voice heard on social media through posts, likes and shares, no doubt the digital life is being embraced by each one member of the hyper-connected generation, making deeper and lasting connections through the power of the Internet.
With that in mind, leading digital innovator Globe Telecom will host the Philippines’ first digital lifestyle event to bring together the latest digital trends, gadgets, and applications that can enrich today’s mobile experience. The Wonderful World with Globe: Philippine Digital Lifestyle Expo will be held on August 22 and 23, 2014, at the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall, in Ortigas, Pasig City from 11am to 9pm. 

“We are very excited to be one of the frontrunners in yet another technological revolution as more users are now embracing their digital lifestyle powered by their smartphones. We would like to invite all netizens to check out the Wonderful World with Globe: Philippine Digital Lifestyle Expo and see for themselves the latest and the hottest innovations, offers, and services offered by Globe and our partners,” says Peter Bithos, Chief Operating Advisor at Globe. 

The event is open to the public where they can take part and enjoy the fun booths, interactive activities and games, exciting prizes and freebies and surprise celebrity guests. All these and more are lined-up for the netizens in attendance as they embrace a wonderful digital lifestyle powered by Globe.

And it starts today! See you there!