Review: Skin Potions Tomato Juice Serum

I love tomatoes! I love it in my sandwich, salad and even just tomato alone. Aside from being savory, tomatoes are loaded with Vitamin C to help make our skin healthy. So it's no surprising when there are now skin care products with tomato content such as Skin Potions Tomato Juice Serum.

Actually, this is not the first tomato skin care product I have used. I've had experience with tomato soaps before and the effects are quite okay. I couldn't remember, though, the exact reason I stopped using them - must be boredom, too drying or they just stopped working alright. Whatever the reason maybe, I don't think it was breakout. So when I discovered this through BeautyMNL, I got interested and didn't imagine I'd get pimples after using this. But, did I? Keep reading to find out the rest of my opinion regarding this serum.


CLAIM TO FAME: An all-natural essence that targets common skin ailments

FAST FACTS: Formulated with natural tomato and aloe vera extracts; brightens skin for a radiant, glowing look; helps restore skin’s natural pH balance; minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores; reduces irritations and inflammations such as acne; relieves and heals sunburnt skin; fights free radicals with an antioxidant powerhouse that includes vitamins A and C, lycopene, and proteins

PERFECT FOR: Dull and blemished skin
Source: BeautyMNL

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Ice cream, anyone?

Review: Rire Pore Tightening Fresh Toner

When I was younger and still have all the time in the world for beauty regimen, I have tried various toners - Pond's, Celeteque, Nivea, Dickinson Witch Hazel and a few local organic brands. However when I got pregnant until I gave birth, I discarded lots of products and went with the basics - mild cleanser, moisturizer and/or sunscreen. During pregnancy, I wanted to limit the skin care products I use for fear that it may affect my pregnancy thus the simple routine. When I gave birth and had to take care of my child all by myself while the husband is away, I got so busy that I can barely take a bath longer than five minutes, more so follow a strict skin care regimen. No toners or masks but if I am lucky, I can hastily apply moisturizer sometimes.

But now that my husband has decided to leave his office work and started to work-from-home at the same time help me with our child and the chores, I got a little more time for myself. I have started to develop a skin care routine based on my skin type and issues.

I got caught by Kbeauty bug because of all the articles I read online, and besides, acquiring beauty products from Korea is easier now so it's not surprising that I have added this Korean item to my arsenal - the Rire Pore Tightening Fresh Toner.

I learned about this particular toner through Althea Korea. It has lots of positive reviews without being expensive so I added one to my shopping cart.


A refreshing toner that minimizes the look of large pores

FAST FACTS: Deeply cleanses skin and removes blackheads with Amazon white clay and volcanic ash extract; soothes, hydrates, and nourishes skin with green tree extracts and aloe barbadensis leaf extract; leaves a comfortable feeling with tea tree and lavender extracts; delivers superior pore care with diospyros kaki leaf extract and castanea crena; 5-free formula contains no parabens, talcs, mineral oils, silicones, and artificial dyes
Source: BeautyMNL

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We collect our vegetables scraps for composting and we unconsciously added squash seeds to our bin. Instead of decaying, the seeds sprouted and have grown into this. We can learn a lesson or two here...

Review: Skin Genie Natural Moisturizing Water Lotion

I've been religiously using organic shampoo and on-and-off organic soaps for years now but it's the first time I laid my hands on local organic lotion - a water lotion to be exact.

I've come to know Skin Genie Natural Moisturizing Water Lotion through BeautyMNL. It has some positive reviews so I got one hoping that it'll become a favorite since it is also organic and affordable too.


A lightweight, non-greasy skin conditioner with intense moisturizing properties

FAST FACTS: Nourishes skin without leaving it oily; protects against environmental damage with antioxidant-rich hibiscus extract; soothes, refreshes, and hydrates with aloe vera, sea minerals, and cucumber extract; boosts elasticity and fights free radicals with vitamin E; helps treat troubled skin with horsetail water plant extract; tones and firms skin with pelan silt

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My first attempt at flower photography. 😁

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Homecooked. From fresh goat meat to this delicious kaldereta.

What Are Your Secrets to a Long Lasting Relationship With Your Loved One?

Every woman who are in a relationship, and even those who are still looking, have one thing in common - that the one they currently have, or the one they are going to find will be their "forever". But finding someone to spend the rest of your life with may not be very easy, more so keeping the relationship last.

Love, of course, is the biggest factor in every relationship. How can you be with the person when love don't exist? Or when love is one-sided? Love should be a mutual feeling for a relationship to last. But being in a long-term relationship and now happily married, I realized that love is NOT THE ONLY element for a long lasting relationship. Couples should have...

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ACCEPTANCE AND RESPECT for each other. It is important for couples to accept and respect each others beliefs, choices and even your partner's pasts. It shouldn't cause a rift when your partner's opinion is different from yours nor can your partner force you to vote for Presidential Candidate A when you believe that Presidential Candidate B is the better choice. Also, respect is earned, not forced so be the best person you can be to earn not just your partner's respect but others' around you as well. Acceptance and respect are always associated with...

Ninja Van Experience

Online shopping can be a life-saver especially if you have no time to go to the mall or if you live in the province and the products you want or need are not available near you. And since you never have to spend for your transportation, snacks, etc., online shopping can save you money as well especially if you buy in bulk. I have been shopping online for years and just recently, I made a purchase from BeautyMNL for the very first time. I know the shopping site has been around for years but I only purchased now since I have finally found the products that I like and need.

I had great shopping experience with BeautyMNL - from scouting the products, filling my virtual shopping cart and paying. Additionally, I had great experience with the courier too - Ninja Van. It was the first time I heard about the said courier and I was kinda hesitant that they will deliver on time, or if they will deliver in my area at all since I had my order shipped to our house which is outside Iloilo City. I'm glad that they did and I couldn't be more satisfied.

Below, I outlined what I like and dislike about Ninja Van.


  • They deliver on time - not the fastest courier but they deliver within the time frame they promised.
  • Shipment is guaranteed safe and ensures that you receive your parcel. In the event that you are not available to receive your parcel, your authorized recipient needs to show the code the company provided via text message in order for the delivery man to release your parcel to that person.
  • The delivery man contacts you (through text message) before they deliver to your specified address.