What's Inside My Bag?

Finally I will be sharing everything inside my go-to bag. :)

I will be honest with you guys. Hihi. I am a heavy packer when it comes to traveling or just going to mall. I am a person who enjoys bringing a lot of things inside my bag. :) I started decluttering weeks ago when I bought my new bag which has small compartments. If not for fashion and fo this bag, I won't change. HAHA.

So this is my messenger bag. :) I bought this at Salvatore Mann. Most of my bags are from them since I am fond of androgynous designs. :)

This bag is a transformer! It could also be a pouch bag. :)

For the charm, I bought this cutie Love Baby at Yoyoso Korea. :)

What's Inside My Bag?

This is not me! #soorganized HAHA.

1. Power bank

I used to carry my Miniso 7,500 mAh power bank. But since it couldn't fit inside my bag, I have to use this MSM-HK Power bank I bought from an electronics store at SM Manila. Sorry I forgot. HAHA. 

5,000 mAh
Good thing it has a built-in flashlight. :)

2. Cord

If you have power bank, you should also need cord. :)


Aromatherapy Oils and Room Sprays: Bath Origins Review

Does anyone have obsession with essential oils and room and linen sprays?

Well you're not alone. I keep buying these for my room. I hoard. HAHA. Scents keep me relaxed and remind me of a luxurious room in a hotel. So I always have a 5 star hotel stay feel inside our home. :)

Speaking of luxurious, we all know that its price is a no joke. That's why I have quest in discovering affordable yet have good quality products.

Bath Origins, a local brand from the Philippines, started by Rose Martin Manzano when she was pregnant with my fourth child in August, 1999 with the intention of making soaps to give as Christmas gifts. She created and experimented on an assortment of around 50 kinds of soaps. During that time it was a craze because no one was making these kinds of soaps and so everyone just had to have one. They use “cold kettle” process in making each bar. Only pure Olive, Palm, Coconut and Soy are used.

From humble beginnings of making soap in living room, the company has grown and now serves hundreds of customers all over the country.

I was actually shookt with the variety of sprays they offer. Aside from Aromatheraphy essential oils, they also have:

Room and Linen Sprays, Kitchen Odor Eaters and Bathroom Odor Eaters


SM Supermalls unwraps a Merry Christmas in 65 Malls Nationwide + Seeing my Former Lodi Workmate

For the 2nd year, I was again invited to cover a Christmas tree lighting of an SM mall. Yey! :) Here's my last year's article: SM Southmall presents The Tale of the Winter Forest.

A magical season awaits the whole family as SM Supermalls celebrates a Merry SM Christmas in 65 malls across the country. During SM Megamall’s launch of its Royal Holiday thematic last November 8, SM invited everyone to dazzling sights, joyful sounds, festive tastes, holiday finds, and Christmas feels in SM malls this Yuletide season.


Rohto Eye Drops: Philippine Celebrity Must Have?

Who would not want to see what's inside the bag of their favorite celebrity? I recently become a fan of Darla Sauler's bag raid of local Philippine celebrities on Youtube. Aside from being envy to their signature bags and stuff, I also get to know their personality better.

From the clips I've watched, almost 70% of celebrities have this small teardrop-shaped bottle. Even Darla herself is shookt (HAHA) about the popularity of what they call "Japanese eye drops". She did mention in one of the episodes that Kris Aquino is also using it. As a curious person and eye drops user, I look for the brand name online. :) Fortunately, I was able to find it! :)  ROHTO JAPANESE EYE DROPS! :)

Since I was influenced and convinced by celebrities, I did not attempt to read reviews. All I can remember is I was already in check out page of an online store. Hihi.

I was so excited to try it the time I received the parcel. I was looking for an English translation in the box and manual, but found none. 

Without hesitations, I tried 2 drops on each eye. Oh men!!!! It burnt my eyes!!!! I thought at that time, I won't be able to see the earth again. HAHAHAHA. :)


Zoobic Night Safari Experience: A Wild Night Out + GIVEAWAY!

Have you ever imagined wildlife at night? Wanna feel the excitement and enchantment from big cats to flying bats, and other animals in their natural habitat as the evening falls?

Media and bloggers were the first to experience the only Night Safari in the Philippines, Zoobic Night Safari! :)

We were welcomed with a sumptuous Filipino-Korean fusion dinner. :)

I love the interior! :)

Look how they transformed fluorescent light into a jungle inspired one.

If you are a Korean food lover, you will definitely love their version of samgyeopsal!

Cooking time! :)

Deli! :)

Oh I forgot to tell that they also offer special made sauces for the meat. Their kaldereta sauce is a must try! :)

Our brothers and sisters from the Aetas will be your waiters and waitresses. Cool! :) They are so approachable and friendly! :)


Skin Potions Haul Part III

I don't know how would I thank you all. My Skin Potions review is now the top most searched on Google. Yey! Muchas Gracias mi amigos! :)  

Here's the link in case you haven't read it yet: Sin Potions Review. I can't get over my addiction with their products, that's why I have Skin Potions Review Part 2. :)

And now, I'm happy to announce, I will be doing my third haul for them. :)

1. Tomato Juice Serum

First on my list is of course, my all-time favorite, Tomato Serum! :) Here's the link of my review: Tomato Serum Review

"My first impression for Skin Potion's Tomato Serum was it smells good, comparable to a dried tomato candy. :) The consistency is also good, gel-type serum. What's even nicer is the price. It's just 280 pesos. Serum from known brands range from 800 Pesos to 4,000 Pesos. :)"

"What can I say? MAGIC! :) Why? It controls my oil for long hours. If I apply this in the morning (6 AM), top with powder, oil will build up at around 10-11 AM. Not bad right? :) I just have to use oil sheet and I'm fine. :) Before, I have to use oil sheet and put powder every 2 hours."


Cheapest Effective Lip Balm: Petroleum Jelly

What is the best cosmetic product can you buy for 31 Pesos?

I know some of you will raise their eyebrows and think I'm insane for asking that question. We all know we can never have a good one for that price, or even at least a product.

Luckily, I was able to discover Petroleum Jelly as lip balm. It's not actually new to me, and I know for some. But, I really had hesitations in using this product. I will always remember this as treatment for minor burns and diaper rash not as a lip balm.

When I finally had courage to try, the testimonies of people who tried are true . I am amazed! :) Never thought I would get good results for that price. It prevented my lips from chapping and making them soft.

For complete review, kindly watch this video:


Are You Tough Enough? Join the 6th Tinta Awards: Ink the Universe

The United Print Media Group (UPMG), the premier association of major publication companies, with more than 100 titles of major newspapers, tabloids and magazines in the country will once again spearhead its flagship project, Tinta Awards.

The UPMG Tinta Awards, now on its 6th edition is the first Philippine press award-giving body geared toward recognizing excellence in print advertising. Its aim is to encourage creativity in print and to keep the spirit of print media alive in an increasingly digital terrain. The event gives due recognition to the creativity and excellence of Philippine print advertising practitioners.

The 6th Tinta Awards has categories ranging from consumer and public service print advertising, interactive and integrated print campaign, special print media execution to online advertising campaign and print craft. This year’s competition shall also recognize creativity in magazine and newspaper layout and design, and special supplements.

There is also a student category, which seeks to “attract new generation readers among the youth” through print media’s communication campaigns.

“I’ve always believed in creativity in advertising on print,” says Tinta Awards overall chairman Angel Guerrero, editor-in-chief and publisher of print media’s multi-awarded Adobo Magazine, “I believe print will remain a strong and relevant medium of communications.”


Mall Show + Nichido Matte Finish Make-Up Setting Spray First Impression

Hi guys! How are you all? :)

I don't know if this is an informal review but I am so excited to share how happy am I to discover a cheap yet effective setting spray, Nichido Matte Finish Make-up Setting Spray! :)

Matte Finish
Make-Up Setting Spray

It's lightweight, easy to use spray to keep your make-up fresh and stays longer.

To be used as a final touch after make-up application.


Hold the bottle 8-1 inches away from face. Close eyes and mist face 2-4 times.

-I have read and watched from other Youtubers that it's better to spray in generous amount to make your make-up lasts longer. :)


For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes. Do not use on injured or irritated skin.

This may be the cheapest setting spray available locally. How cheap is cheap? 288 Pesos for a 60ml spray bottle! :) 

I am hesitant to buy setting sprays since the cheapest one costs 500+ Pesos. Imagine a bottle of water for that price? Haha.

I tested its effectiveness during a mall show I hosted. Yes. A mall show where all lights are focused into my face. HAHA.

@Farmers Plaza Cubao Activity Center

Wew! jam-packed! Thank you everyone for coming. :)

Hosting a mall tour of GMA Records artist, Ms. Natalia Moon. :) 

The first thing I have noticed when I sprayed Nichido is that it made my face look and feel matte! :) Though, I don't like the smell. It reminds me of a salon's spray-net. Haha.

I had my application at 11 AM.

Here's a selfie during the event: 

Usually, my face starts to be oily after 3 hours. The picture was taken almost 6 hours (4:30 PM) after the application, all I can say is W-O-W! It did help control oil especially on my T-zone area. :)

Still lookin' fresh! :)

It took 7 hours before I needed to blot. It still looks perfectly fine. No need to retouch! :)

Oh! It's also paraben free! :)

I am now confident that I can have a long lasting make-up while my pocket is happy. It's definitely a steal! :)



DIY Face Mask Good for Whitening and Acne?

Hello! Today I will be sharing a hack in making your own face mask using natural ingredients. :)

I am not actually fond of using mask. Instead of hydrating my skin and helps to improve the appearance of my pores, it always results to breakout. That's why every time I have my monthly facial, I just ask a cold compress on my face. :)

While I was searching for a good content for my Youtube channel (if you haven't subscribed yet, kindly click this: SirLawence ), I have discovered DIY mask. I watched videos and said maybe I could try to make my own. :)

Sir Lawrence's Version of Face Mask

These are the things that you need:

1. Lemon
2. Cucumber
3. Glycerin
4. Compressed Mask

1. Lemon

Lemon is said to be anti-bacterial and can help treat acne. Since it is rich in Vitamin C, it can also brighten skin. :)


Ben 10: Save the Universe Toy Launch

The biggest and the most anticipated toy launch of the year happened on September 16 at SM North Edsa- The Block Atrium.

Fun and action-filled activities drove young heroes crazy and surprise raffle was held. :)

Attendees, especially the kids were able to get to know Ben and had a chance to have a photo with him.


Regina Victoria Y. De Ocampo of Yamaha supports Travelooza

On September 28, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM at Makati Sports Club along Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, the first convergence of tour operators and travel agencies will be launched to promote the Philippines as the premier travel destination in the world. Travelooza is the current theme of Asia Digital Marketing Expo which is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary. 

One of the leaders in the Philippines supporting Travelooza is no other than Ms. Regina Victoria Y. De Ocampo of Yupangco Group of Companies the grand daughter of the former Philippine President, Jose P. Laurel. According to her, supporting these kind of events can create awareness on our beautiful country, and a destination like no other.


New Hairstyle and Color

I'm a self proclaimed adventurous person when it comes to haircut and color. I am not afraid of trying different styles. I often change hair color. :) That's why I got so excited when the marketing team of Shapes and Waves contacted me to become their ambassador. :)

Read my previous post about them here: Shapes & Waves

I recently visited their Central Mall branch in Dasmarinas, Cavite. :)

They are located at the ground floor, Annex Building of the said mall.

Look how cozy the place is. Perfect place for hours of hair treatment. :)


The treatment started with highlights.

I am not new to highlights. I've had this color for several times already. :)

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