October 19, 2014

TonyMoly Latte Pore Pack

Cute, TonyMoly really gave a big effort on the packaging of this Latte Art Milk-Cacao Pore pack I even don't want to mix the pack at first to retain the brown and white swirl effect.  I have this on right now and I challenged myself that I could finish this post before the pack hardens and ready to be rinse off.

According to the packaging this cacao in cream mask contains Soft Milk Cream that tightens and moisturizes the skin, Cacao Pack from Ghana which has an excellent sebum-absorbing function and can also remove impurities from the pores,  Marshmallow extract (I also can't believe it) that provides excellent moisturizing effects to the skin.  It also has Peppermint and White Willow extracts to remove dead skin cells and to tighten pores.

It even has this spatula that looks like a teaspoon on top, when I first saw this I was like oh my that's so cute but now I think I prefer packaging that are simple unpretentious.  Going back to the review, this pore pack has a heating effect upon application that slowly "cools down" the longer you put it on the skin.  And as it "cools down", I can feel that the pack is hardening and it's as if it's lifting my face and tightening my pores which for me is awesome.

Directions on how to use (which I usually don't follow :P):
"After washing your face, apply our toner to prepare the skin for the next step in skin care.  Mix the cacao pack and milk cream in a 1:1 ratio and apply the mixture to the entire face, avoiding the skin around eyes and mouth.  Leave it on for 10~15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.  After opening the product for the first time, it is more convenient to mix the milk and cacao parts with the spatula contained in the box before use.  (Use 1~2 times a week)."

I leave this pack on sometimes for 30 minutes sometimes less (when I'm in the shower and wanted to have a pore pack but in a hurry mode) then I just usually wash it with tap water and when it's tough to remove it, I usually use washcloth.

What I like about this pack is that it leaves my skin somehow moisturize not like other packs that I tried that right after I pat my face dry it's like a dried sponge gasping for water so I guess the marshmallow extract is effective!  Of course the milk also did a big part in the moisturizing area.  I especially use this whenever I have mini zits or it's the time of the month and pimples are inevitable and it does help in "drying" them out (together with my tea tree oil).

And I can't smile now because the pore pack is already hard so I guess I'm done with this post :D

What's Up! This is for September!

Hello!!!!!  It's been awhile and it seems like I haven't been blogging for months but I look into my calender it's only a couple of weeks.  Since I've so busy and stressed out (this is the first time that I've encountered this level of madness that I feel in my working life), I can't blog and always with my bed and I tell you we have an amazing! relationship :D

As a catch up here's a bit of what I've been up to for a couple of months (mostly eating).

After celebrating at RUB, we went to Ayala Triangle Park for some strolling and dessert.  If you're following my Instagram then you already seen the magenta trees that I edited using Photo Studio.  Great ice cream cake from Caramia (the cake was already sliced, so I didn't have the chance to take a photo of the whole lovely cake) as a dessert and birthday cake courtesy of my family.  And an underground mural blurry photo, hopefully it's okay to post this :D

I went back to yoga class last September and went to Yoga Bliss Makati branch.  Reunited with Mary Grace because I had a great time when one of my close friend and I catch up in one of their branches this time I dine in Greenbelt.  It's not my first time in this mall but it's the first that I got into the center of it, nice place and relaxing too with all the plants and pond and fishes.

More eating and catching up with friends in Mom and Tina's with workmates.  Then St.  Marc Cafe with some good college friends, afterwards we just decided to watch a movie (Stay, I believe) and oh I also watch part two of Rorouni Kenshin.

Made some friends with some monster in The Collective Makati.  Cool place with all the graffiti and small shops (the ukelele, record and  this natural ingredients shops stucked in my mind).  Ate ramen, gyoza and pho in Wabi - Sabi, finally (it was close the first time we check the place).

Hope you are having a chill Sunday!

September 28, 2014


Happy weekend everyone!  Just got home from a buffet lunch (so no need for dinner) and a movie date with Kenshin (yihey) and relearn a life lesson from the movie and that is "your life is precious, give value to it".  Anyway, just a reminder to all movie goers: please respect others in the movie house and don't exchange your sweet whatever with your girlfriend or boyfriend loudly throughout the movie or chit chat about your life or tell the story of the movie...in short "shut up, can't you see I'm watching".

Going back to the happy side of the post, let's talk about RUB.

If you are in the Philippines and familiar with Racks, then you have to try RUB Ribs & BBQ because it's the cheaper but equally great version of the former.  Me and some members of the family dine in the Makati branch to celebrate my birthday.  Aside from Ribs and BBQ, they have other food to choose from that compliment BBQ.

We stick with Ribs and got two gigantic plates of Raki's BBQ Ribs Family Brunch.  Each order have 2 big and 1 small ribs and 3 side dishes.  The mashed potato is everybody's favorite (although it taste different when I have it delivered to our office, I guess better to eat it when dining in the resto) because it's creamy, just have the right buttery goodness to it and it's made of real~just cooked potatoes, second would be the potato fries with the tartar sauce (or maybe I'm just craving for "real potato fries" that week).

The ribs are flavorful and if we we're asked what else to improved, I would say marinate them a little bit longer so the marinate would really get inside the the meat and the bones...good thing there's extra bbq sauce serve but overall Raki's BBQ Ribs is really good~flavorful and tender.

And that my friends is my nephew, covered his face with a robot to hide it's identity.  Moving on, we also ordered fish and chips...actually fries because I'm just really craving for fries.  This is great with the tartar sauce, without the sauce it's a bit on the bland side (so never ever ever forget to ask for the tartar sauce when it is not served).

I just love the arts on the wall, it's makes the place cozy and interesting despite the industrial chairs and tables.  The guard is also very welcoming he even let us enter the resto even if it's not yet open (we are an hour early) just for us to have a cool place to sit and watch tv while waiting.

Funny thing, a crew hurriedly approached us (we are already at the entrance) just to give a big bottle of choco mint mouthwash ahahaha (it doesn't sound funny here but it is when it happened).