Review: GT Bleaching Soap

I am not obsessed with whitening products. In fact, I feel a bit sad for those who are not contented with their skin color and chose to spend loads just to have that fair skin just like their celebrity idols. I may sound hypocrite for saying this as the topic of my review is a bleaching soap but I got this soap in the hopes of evening out my skin tone, not whitening my skin in a major way. When I bought this soap, I was actually looking for exfoliating soap but somehow I wind up to this. LOL! This is my first time to use a bleaching soap so I’m writing this review in a first timer’s point of view. :D

Product Description.
Nature's way to beautiful skin.



October Finds


It’s already nth day of November and I’m posting my October finds just now. With my husband being sick a couple of weeks ago, never-decreasing workload and the Halloween activities in the office (which for us is a month-long effort), I rarely have time to fart. LOL! Anyway, last month’s finds were mostly organic/natural including:
  1. Deonat Natural Mineral Deodorant. It is not my first time to use a Deonat product but first time of this type. Yes, I am serious about switching to natural products so I made a gamble with this. Gamble because for me, deodorant is one of the most risky hygiene products to replace. You cannot be sure whether or not it will give you the protection you need and I will definitely die of embarrassment if someone thinks that I have body odor.
  2. Dickinson Witch Hazel Toner. I have been wanting to get this for the longest time ever but I can’t find one in stores near me. However, I learned that an eBay seller from which I get my husband’s organic shampoo also sells this product so I added this to my haul.
  3. Ilog Maria Royal Jelly Facial Oil. I decided to include this to my haul after reading that it can be used as night cream and rejuvenate and restore aging, dry and sensitive skin. Not that I need something for aging but more like I want to prevent its effects. And I failed to realize that this one is good for dry skin, which is of course not recommended for me since I have oily skin. I am now using this on my neck and sometimes underarms hoping that it can help with my chicken skin.
  4. Milea Tea Tree Shampoo. I got this from the same eBay seller I mentioned above. This is not the first time I use the shampoo from this brand but first time with this variant. I read that this is good for dandruff and though I no longer suffer from it, I want to prevent the problem from ever coming back so I added this to my haul as well.
  5. Milea Calamansi Clarifying & Deodorizing Soap. This soap claims to have deodorizing effect, something I find ideal when you are trying to switch to natural products. With this soap, I am hoping that I can skip the use of deodorant on less active days.
I am using all these products regularly except for the Ilog Maria Royal Jelly (once a week only… or whenever I remember) and I will be posting my reviews in the coming days.


Review: Epilady Speed

I have always wanted to buy an epilator. But given that I live under the rock, I can’t find it in any store near me. So when I was given the opportunity to have it, I didn’t look back. Yes, I still live under the rock but I bought the epilator from Amazon through a friend whose business is buying from abroad, have it shipped here and sell it to people who are also living under the rock like me. LOL!

Kidding aside, I am just glad that I get to use this after just looking at it in the internet for a looong time. :D
Epilady Speed 810-44
Product Description. The Epilady speed is a corded epilator, specifically designed for fast and easy hair removal. The speed is small and compact, but delivers full power and efficiently removes hair all over the body for up to 4-6 weeks. The speed is equipped with the perfect angle guide, which puts the user in the perfect angle for epilation for great results the first time. Removes hair safely from the arms, legs, underarms, bikini and face (do not use around the eyes). Smooth, quiet and efficient, the speed is one of our fastest epilators yet! Kit includes adapter, perfect angle guide, cleaning brush, and instruction manual.


Review: Sophia Birth Control Pills

Though I expected that I might use this product somehow, it never crossed my mind to review and post it here. But when I searched for reviews of this product after my Ob/Gyne prescribed this to me, I learned that there isn’t much written about this in the web so I decided to write about this in order to share my experience to other new users. Actually, this is not a new drug but maybe not as popular as the others hence the lack of review.

Since we are planning to delay the coming of our little bundle of joy due to a couple of trips we already booked, one for next month and the other for March next year, we decided to go for birth control. Initially, I wanted the injectable method to keep me safe for three months but upon the advice of my co-workers who went through the same route, I changed my mind and went for birth control pills.

I went to my Ob/Gyne to ask for prescription and advice as to the proper use since I am a first timer. She gave me this particular drug as she has some samples available.

My monthly period came on the 14th September and I went to see my Ob/Gyne on the 16th, a Tuesday. Since birth control pill packs should start on a Sunday, she advised me to take the Sunday pill on the 16th (night), Monday and Tuesday pills on 17th (Wednesday, one in the morning, one at night) and Wednesday and Thursday pills on 18th (Thursday, one in the morning, one at night). This is to catch up for the missed days which I am supposed to be taking the pills. The next day, I started taking one pill everyday (every night).

Side Effects.
This pill isn’t without its side effects. First week into the pack, I felt dizzy, a bit nauseous and I experienced few palpitations. I also woke up to a terrible headache on one of the days during the first week. And being a paranoid migraine-sufferer that I am, I decided to just stay in bed for fear that things may get worse when I am in the office or worse, when I’m on the road.


Review: Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick

Ever since my pimples got worse, I started avoiding putting on makeup including foundation, powder and blush on. I apply the stuff mentioned only when really necessary such as during special occasions. However, if there is one makeup I can never avoid, that is lipstick. I apply lipstick almost every time I go out of the house except when I go out to jog. But despite that, I once banned myself from buying new lipstick because I still have a few bullets around and I want to finish those before buying new ones. Frugal girl here!

However, there are times when the pull of those pretty lip colors are stronger than my desire to be frugal so more often, I give in and make me feel good about myself by wearing new (and often bright!) lip colors. My latest purchase is a testament of how much I love bright colors in matte. Presenting… the Wet n’ Wild Megalast Lipstick!

I’ve got a couple of colors (for now) namely; Red Velvet and Pinkerbell. I originally wanted to get Stoplight Red but it wasn’t available so I got the Red Velvet instead. My quest for that classic red lipstick is still on, by the way.

So without further ado, here’s my review…


Philippine-Based Forums for Women

Lately, I have become addicted to online forums to the point that I visit my favorite forums almost every day, sometimes every two hours. Forums give me that sort of freedom to express my opinion without the fear of getting bashed, or at least not by people I personally know. From beauty tips to married life, recipes and even finance matters, I always get my daily dose of information from forums.

Whether you want to get tips about anything under the sun, want to give advice to other forum (and problematic) posters, want someone to talk to or just want to look around and read other people’s stories, here are some forum sites you may want to consider:

This forum is under FemaleNetwork.com and is my favorite forum right now. I check this site often than my work allows. LOL! One thing I love this post is that it covers various areas including finance, beauty and fashion, family life, relationships, health, travel and entertainment.  If I am allowed to access only one forum in a day, this would be it. My favorite sections are Savings and Investments, Let’s Primp and Prettify and recently, Married Life.

I am not a member of this forum and I only visit the site rarely (like once a month or once every quarter). While this is under the umbrella of one of the country’s most popular magazines, this is not as updated as Girltalk.

So far these are the only forum I know catered for women. Of course, these forums have male members as well but majority of the members are female. Also, there are many other popular Philippine-based forums but they are not specifically created for women thus I didn’t include them in this list. If I miss something which you think should be in here, please let me know in the comment section.


Start Christmas Shopping Now with Nordstrom

Christmas is still a couple of months from now but with the demands of our everyday lives, we sometimes forget that time flies so fast and before we know it, it’s Christmas already. And with parties, celebrations and events here and there during Christmas time, we tend to cram when it comes to shopping for our loved ones, or even for ourselves. When cramming happens, we sometimes end up settling for something that is available rather than something that is what we really wanted.

But why cram when you can shop now? No need to wait for holiday sale and promos. Nordstrom, a leading fashion specialty retailer offers compelling clothes, shoes and accessories for everyone at pocket-friendly prices all-year round in addition to using Nordstrom promo codes. What started as a small shoe shop in Seattle is now the leading fashion retailer today with 117 full-line stores in the United States and one in Canada, 155 Nordstrom Rack locations, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Shoppers living in areas or countries without Nordstrom store or rack need not feel sad because the company also caters to online customers from 96 countries through Nordstrom.com.

Customers do not only have easy access to fashionable items through the company’s e-commerce site Nordstromrack.com but they can also acquire such pieces with considerable savings especially if they make use of Nordstrom coupon code which they always give out for customers to enjoy.


September Finds

No, you don’t have to wake me up! I’m wide awake the whole month of September. LOL! To those who do not get it, that is in reference to Green Day’s Wake Me Up When September Ends.

Third quarter of 2014 is over and we’re approaching the last quarter which is also the busiest (at least for me). The months of August and September were busy enough for me so what more when October, November and December come? I may not have time to fart anymore. LOL! Anyway, since it is the end of the month once more, it’s time for another "finds" post. Below is the list of my September finds:
  1. Glamworks Charcoal Nose Strip. This isn’t my first time to use a nose strip and not even a first time to buy Glamworks since I have used the classic/original variant in the past. I find this charcoal variant intriguing so I went for it this time.
  2. Epilady Speed Epilator. I have always wanted to get an epilator since waxing at home can be quite tedious. But finding an epilator in my city is almost like finding a needle in a huge pile of hay so it took me a long time to get one for myself. LOL! I had this for a month and have been using it almost every week.
  3. Hair Fix Keratin Straight. I rarely use stuff such as this now because my hair have become less frizzy ever since I switched to natural shampoo and conditioner. However, I wanted to look a bit polished during the wedding of a friend so I got this hoping that it will make my hair more manageable.
  4. Shawill brush. I wanted to buy a retractable brush for hygienic purposes (especially when I travel) but somehow wind up to getting this. I have used this less than five time only and I am not sure whether I love this or not. :D
  5. GT Bleaching Soap. I was looking for an exfoliating soap but I also wind up to getting this, somehow - one of the many moments wherein I planned to buy something then end up buying a different thing.

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