Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy Earth Day 2015! + How To Donate Through SMS

Originally posted on my IG account @toffeemerry on April 22, 2015.

Earth Day - April 22, 2015

I don't consider myself as an environmentalist but I do care about the environment, so I support this call for action to preserve and promote the welfare our home planet.

The other day my mom visited a close friend who happens to have a number of plants in her garden. My mom has a green thumb so naturally she brought some plants with her. It was fitting for the occasion because it so happened to be Earth Day!

She re-potted the plants yesterday and I was happy to note that we now have an Aloe Vera plant! Hahaha. Well, I'm a big fan of Aloe so for me it was such as nice treat. I actually did ask mom to bring one few months ago, and now we have three! :-D 

They say it's better to plant at least one plant (or better yet a tree) on this day to show support. Of course, there are other ways that you can contribute to the cause. You can check Earth Day Network for information. 

I decided to write this entry because I found something really easy to do to show one's support if you're in the PH. That is, by donating your e-load! How simple is that? It's definitely one of the easiest (if not the simplest) way to show support.

So, how do you do this? 

2.) Next, look for the "DONATE YOUR LOAD" section/picture on the right side of the webpage.
3.) And then, just simply follow the instructions there.

This is what you'll see when you click "DONATE YOUR LOAD."
Here I'm using my SmartBro to send a PhP5 donation through SMS. I was just trying to confirm if the service is indeed available ATM.
After 2-3 minutes, I almost thought it was unavailable but then this is what they sent me. Success!
Now, it's your turn to donate! :)

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Polish Feature | BOBBIE Premium Nail Creme Glaze in Dazzle

It's been a long time since I was able to post anything about nails and/or nail polish, so now I'll be featuring a nail polish from a local brand.

~ pic heavy ~

More pics after the jump!

~below are pics taken with Samsung Note 8~
2 coats of Dazzle w/o topcoat in shaded daylight. No flash.
w/o topcoat
excuse my dry hand...

Friday, April 10, 2015

Haul | January-February 2015 (photo dump)

Hello! I've been MIA (again) for the last month(s) or so... my laptop just broke.

Well, here it goes... this is basically another photo dump >.<


1. Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo (I prefer to buy the ones in sachets because I think I save more with it)
2. Pepsodent Whitening with PERLITE Toothpaste (fave toothpaste ATM)
3. Centrum Multivitamins+Minerals
4. ActiveWhite Underarm Whitening Liquid Cream

5. Samsung Headset (already broken!)
6. Two brassieres for me [purple (gift) and striped red/grey]
7. A polka dot hot pink brassiere for my sis
8. Two briefs for my little boy (Smurfs!)
9. A floral spaghetti-strap long top/dress
10. A  red-black rose print short jumpsuit
11. A 3/4 sleeve black cardigan with side pockets (pictured below)

12. Purity Wet Wipes with Aloe and Vit. E

13. ARM & HAMMER Pure Baking Soda (fave cleaning stuff)

14. NVJS rings

15. NVJS - BaoMa Mosquito Coils
16. NVJS - Sunflower Wallpaper
17. NVJS - Striped red seamless boy-leg underwear
18. Vida's Mar - Plastic wrap
19. NVJS - Travel/cream containers with spatula
20. Vida's Mar - Cord protectors
21. Two NVJS hair clamps

22. Susan Baker Chinese Green Tea (my go-to green tea)

23. Extreme Efficascent Oil (liniment)
24. Bioderm ointment (antibacterial and antifungal cream)
25. Another ActiveWhite Underarm Whitening Liquid Cream
26. Original Likas Papaya Soap

27. BOBBIE Premium Nail Creme in Glaze Dazzle
28. BOBBIE Premium Nail Creme in Glaze Emerald

29. Colgate Classic Child Toothbrush (5+)

30. Five Star Commercial - Yellow hair tie and hair clips set
31. Five Star Commercial - Black hair tie set
32. Five Star Commercial - Multicolored hair tie/bracelet set
33. Five Star Commercial - Eye glasses case


36. Tom's World loot - Korean notepads and Delfi Knick Knacks

37. Monde Special Mamon Classic (was originally in a pack of 6)

38. GINSENG LIN-ZI GEJIE PIL - this is for my brother. This supplement is said to be effective in gaining weight. Apparently it's effective because E miraculously gotten "fatter." It increases one's appetite so you will likely get fatter if you take this.

39. Robinson's Place Tacloban:
Angled Contour Brush
Pencil/pointed Blending brush
Vaseline Healthy White Perfect 10 Whitening & Anti-aging Lotion
Nichido Eyeliner with brush (FAULTY ITEM!!)

FAULTY! Huhu. :'(
It's really EMPTY.
I only realized that I bought a faulty one when I got home. I have to travel about 180 km (4hours) just to exchange this product with a new one. LOL. No, it did not happen. Good thing it was cheap, so I need not cry a river...LOL. Now, I making use of the brush that comes with it instead.

40. Saizen (Daiso):
Anti-aging Soap Set
Multi-functional Portable Knife
Butterfly Print Shopping Bag

41. Black Long Sleeved High-Low Cardigan with Back Lace Detail

42. KCL for Samsung Headset (still working well)
43. NVJS:
Eye Pencil Sharpener
Mini Sewing Kit

44. TIANSENG Special Chinese Tikoy

45. Another CEELIN PLUS bottle (for my kids)

As you can see, the actual product is just...
46. Oseur O Mei Su Collagen Facial Cream with Grape Seeds (4g)

47. RICOA Curly Tops Milk Chocolate
48. Musapan Candy (I think it's related/similar to Marzipan

49. RAM Instant Oats - no need to cook, just add water! Cheap and doesn't smell bad. I usually buy the 1 kg pack.
50. Anchor Milk
51. Sisters Pantyliner
52. Super Twins Diapers (Cynthia's)
53. Great Taste Granulated Coffee (not pictured well but it's our favorite instant coffee)
54. Jack 'n Jill Nova

55. Xtian Gift Shop:
Two fancy gold earrings (I broke mine and the right side's for mom)
A rose gold necklace (current favorite)

56. Egg Bamboo Biscuits (IDK why they call it bamboo though...)

57. Combantrin - Anthelmintic - (we drank this last V-day. Lol.)

58. Purity Cotton Buds Mini - my ear canals are too small for regular-sized buds....wait, I'm not supposed to insert anything inside my ear canal...not even a cotton bud says my doctor, but well.. No wonder I still have an ear infection. -.-
59. Carefree Super Dry Liners
60. Again,  Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo
61. Cream Silk Dry Rescue Treatment-Conditioner

62. LM nail polish in shade...

63. SnP Gift Shop - Taiwan Handmade False Lashes (?) - I was able to buy a pair even if it usually comes in a pack of 10pairs. I love these 'coz they're very comfortable to wear. I should buy a whole pack next time.

64. SnP Gift Shop - Bra Straps

65. Cadbury Dairy Milk Cashew & Cookies

66. Chippy
67. NIVEA Men 48hr Dry Impact Antiperspirant - Yes, I bought this for myself in my desperate attempt to keep my pits dry this season. But it doesn't work for makes me smell really bad. I gave it to my brother instead. Too bad I really liked the masculine, sporty scent. Huhu.

68. AVON:
Baby Moisturizing Lotion - My kids and I like this.
Simply Pretty Long Lash Waterproof Mascara
Simply Pretty Lip & Cheek Tint

69. Five Star Commercial - Peach Printed Top

70. Scotch Brite Laundry Gloves - I had to use a pair because E said my hands are looking old...huhu.
71. Cleene 2-ply tissue
72. Sweet Baby Premium Wipes (my current favorite!)
73. Tender Care Baby Soap


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

First Impression Review | Saizen-Daiso BB Face Mask with Hyaluronic Acid

It's me again! This time I'll be reviewing this face mask from Daiso (or Saizen here in PH). I am sure most of you (if not all) know what Daiso is. But just in case you don't know what it is, well it's a variety store that sells mostly cute, quirky and reasonably-priced stuff if not totally cheap! Here, most items are priced from Php85.00 - Php88.00. If you want to know more about Daiso just click here.

Each pack has two individually-packed face mask sheets for Php88.00 
Now, onto my experience and thoughts about this product.
This is a typical moisture-filled mask as stated on it's packaging. When I took it out of it's pack, it wasn't dripping so I guess it's a good thing. LOL. 

On the back, you will see some instructions on how to use it (English instructions are provided).

I've let this sit on my face for 15 minutes max. It says 5-15 minutes but I really felt like extending it up to 30 mins! LOL. DON'T DO THAT of course, because if you do this the mask will reabsorb the moisture from your skin. Reverse osmosis, right? 

Anyway, here's my goofy face with the sheet mask on. 

Please don't laugh! :p
Please DON'T laugh! :p 
Okay, as you can see from the above pic, this mask is a bit big for my face.

I also find that the pack still has some essence after taking out the mask itself, so I just use the remaining essence for my neck, hands, etc. 

To be honest, I don't usually use face mask regularly. It's not that popular in my area and also these types of masks are not easy to find. Of course you can buy these online.

Now, for my overall rating: 4/5

Let me explain why. 
It's very moisturizing but it kind of felt like I'm putting some kind of light slime or mucous on my skin. Does this makes sense? Hehe, I guess that's because of the Hyaluronic acid in it, right? It doesn't really feel that sticky but if you're not used to that feeling, you will not enjoy this.
The next day, or following morning ('cos I use masks before bedtime), I felt that my skin is well moisturized or smooth to touch but still has that slight stickiness so I definitely have to wash my face after getting up.

Wanna know more about Hyaluronic acid? Check this link here.

Do you recommend this?
Yes, I recommend this to those who have normal to dry skin, but of course (and as always) do a skin test first before trying this out.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

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