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Anti-aging Product: Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide

 I’ve started being very religious with my skincare regimen when I turned 24, and until now, I’m still very discerning with the products that I use. Back then, I even had a 10-step routine but as I aged, I realized that I needed just a few holy grails to keep my skin satisfied! 

When choosing skincare products, I usually do my research and go through reviews before purchasing. Particularly for the eye area, I’m still on the look out for a product that would help me prevent wrinkles and lessen my eye bags. Chanced upon Elizabeth Arden’s Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Eye Cream as one of the recos of people online! So happy that I’m finally trying it out!

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Eye CreamBuy online

This product promises to smoothen, brighten, and de-puff the eye area for younger looking eyes. Formulated with Smart Retinol technology and packaging to keep the light and air out, and potency in! 

Targets fine lines, crow’s feet, puffiness, and dark circles for a well-rested, hydrated, and youthful-looking appearance.

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum | Available on Shopee

Honestly, it's my first time to use capsules for my face! Same family as the eye cream shown above, this product is made to visibly diminish lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture and tone. You only need one capsule per night, and they are all sealed tight for optimal freshness and potency. 

Nice to know that they're clinically and dermatologically tested + preservative-free and fragrance-free, too! Suitable for all skin types. Both products are best for women, ages 25-55 years old! 

Buy these and more from Elizabeth Arden on Shopee.

Great Deals from Garnier on Shopee

Another budol post and this time, treats for your skin! Here are some ideas on what you need to add to your cart stat!

The "ber" months in the Philippines also mean slowly welcoming colder days. And during this season, my skin feels dry and tight which means it lacks moisture. Maybe some of you can relate to it, too! When this happens, what I usually do is that I replace some products from my routine and opt for ones that can give my skin extra care and hydration. Already stocking up on my trusted products from Garnier, available on Shopee!


Garnier Bright Complete Body Lotion | Buy here
Got the 400ml Twin Pack for only ₱589 (originally ₱658)
with free 50ml Micellar Cleansing Water or Yoghurt Sleeping Mask

This product is enriched with lemon essence to brighten your skin with moisture-repairing nutrients to strengthen your skin's protective barrier. It also has UVA/UVB filters!


Garnier Hydra Bomb Eye Serum Mask | Buy here
Set of 10 for only ₱340

Been staying up late these past few weeks because of work, so when I saw this from Shopee, I immediately got 20 pcs! Haha! Definitely a NEED!


Garnier Brightening Eye Roll-on | Buy here
Only ₱259 per box

Loyalty check! My 2011 self would be proud to see this. During my first month in blogging, I actually featured this product which wasn't even sponsored at that time, but more like to share my experience because it worked well for me during my college days. Even until now, this particular product still does its wonders!


Garnier Color Naturals (in Caramel Brown & Golden Brown) | Buy here
Only ₱109 per pack, which already includes the Colorant & Developer

For those who are still hesitant to go out for salon sessions because of the rising COVID-19 cases, this color pack from Garnier would surely delight you! I got a couple of packs for my mom so she can do her pamper time safely at home, and I might try the Golden Brown shade one of these days! Personally, I just wish this came with an applicator and gloves. Nevertheless, so excited to see the results!

Happy shopping!

Full Face Makeup Below ₱200 | Beauty Glazed

Given that Manila is still under community quarantine, for sure, we're all looking for more activities to stay sane at home. For those who are into cosmetics, you might be looking for new makeup products to feature for your next TikTok video. Let me share my most recent discovery!

Did you know that you can create a full-face makeup below ₱200.00 with the brand called Beauty Glazed? So amazed with how affordable their products are! 


Matte finish • Long-lasting • Comfortable (won't cake, won't flake, won't dry)


Very pigmented and can help you achieve your desired eyebrow shape


Looking at the tattoo comparison above, you'll see the great coverage of this product!

Matte finish • hydrates for softer and smoother skin • immediately blurs lines and wrinkles • provides medium to full weightless coverage

Check out Beauty Glazed on Shopee this 9.9! Happy shopping!

Effective Treatment for Stretchmarks

Heard a lot of great reviews about LANBENA, a brand that offers products to remove scars and stretch marks. Happy to share that this brand is available on Shopee, making it convenient for Filipinas to purchase.  

LANBENA Scar Removal Cream + LANBENA Scar Removal & Stretch Marks Serum + LANBENA Stretch Marks Cream

The full set is available for ₱966 but this 9.9, you can score all these on Shopee for only ₱380!

Looking closely per product, here are the benefits:


Don't miss this great deal on Shopee! Happy 9.9, friends!

Long-Lasting and Transfer-Proof Makeup by Maybelline

Certified Maybelline girl here for 12 years and counting! :)

Maybelline has been my go-to makeup brand since college because their products are reasonably priced and have really great quality. Back then, I carry a small bag at school everyday, and inside, I have the Maybelline all-in-one powder foundation, color sensational lipstick in pink, and the hypercurl mascara! Such a kikay! 

Until now, I am still loyal to the brand and own a couple of items like the Powder Matte lipstick (Touch of Nude's my old-time favorite), Instant Age Rewind Concealer, and the Falsies Lash Lift Mascara!

Add these exciting Maybelline products and more to your Shopee cart in time for the 9.9 Super Shopping Day!

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation with SPF | Buy here


This is Maybelline’s #1 foundation, perfect for oily skin. When I was operating in our then-restaurant, I remember wearing this foundation daily because it gave me such a great coverage even while I was busy in the kitchen and interacting with the guests. Super trusted ko ito! 

They have 20 shades available, very suited for Filipina skin.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick [16HR Longwear, Waterproof] | Buy here

They have so many flattering shades to choose from! This particular lipstick line promises a transfer-proof and hustle-proof coverage, guaranteed no stain transfer even on your mask! Perfect for those who are required to go out for work or errands.

Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift Mascara | Buy here


Since last year, because of the mask requirement, I’ve started collecting mascaras to give life to at least half of my face on the rare days that I go out. This particular product from Maybelline is such a steal, as it delivers dramatic length and volume - like a salon lash lift in a tube. Bongga!

Don't forget to add to cart and check out on 9.9! I heard they'll have some Buy 1 Take 1 deals, so keep visiting Maybelline on Shopee.

Perfect Diary x Sanrio in the Philippines

What I'm about to show you is probably one of the cutest makeup collections I've ever seen! To my fellow Sanrio lovers, this cosmetic line should be part of your carts ASAP!

Perfect Diary x Sanrio


These are on the way to me from its flagship store as we speak! Haha! Also got a Gudetama Loose Powder for one of my dear friends!

Imagine your staple makeup products with your favorite Sanrio characters as an accent. How irresistible is that? The Perfect Diary x Sanrio collection includes loose powder, matte lipstick, lash primer, mascara, and more!


Purchase these on Shopee while they're on sale! You can score some products for as low as 
₱329!

Aside from the collaboration with Sanrio, Perfect Diary has some other staples that are currently under FLASH DEALS. Here are my picks:

Perfect Diary Dream Matte Lipstick | Currently at 58% OFF or ₱269
Super matte • High coverage  Long lasting

Available in 5 shades • In 3D hexagonal shape for easy brow filling and shaping


Perfect Diary Long Lasting Liquid Foundation | Currently at 41% OFF or ₱499
Oil-free • Matte • Promises a flawless finish


If I were you, I'd open my Shopee app now! ;)

Seoul White Korea: Korean Skincare for Filipino Skin

If you’re looking for new and familiar brands for skincare and cosmetics, Shopee Beauty is definitely a budol haven! In there, you can score newly-launched products, exciting offers, or items at a discounted price, sometimes up to 90% OFF! 

One of the budol brands present there is Seoul White Korea. Their products live up to the high Korean beauty standards but are tailor-made for Filipino skin. They use powerful yet gentle ingredients to address your skincare needs. Throwback to maybe around 4 years ago, I remember hosting for one of their launches here in the Philippines! Good times!

Here are some items that you can try from Seoul White Korea:

Seoul White Korea Glow Serum AHA BHA Double Essence Toner | Get it for only ₱299


Double essence, dual layer toner that soothes, conditions, and calms skin. Has a powerful combination of AHA & BHA to purify skin, white strawberry milk to deliver glow-getting moisture, ceramides to fortify the skin barrier against external pollutants, and niacinamide to brighten and even out dark spots.

Seoul White Korea Your Starter Acne Kit | Get the complete skincare set for only ₱499 (Originally ₱577)


The brand’s breakthrough range designed to treat acne fast while keeping you protected from future breakouts. It features a powerhouse blend of cica extract, tea tree oil, and salicylic acid to gently soothe, nourish, and refresh oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin. 

These are clinically-proven, technology-driven and designed to nurture (not strip) your skin!

Seoul White Korea Bye Bye Acne AHA-BHA-PHA Serum Toner | Get it for only ₱299


Gently exfoliates, minimizes pores, controls oil, and lightens blemishes for a bright and clear glow. AHA + BHA+PHA sweep away dead skin cells and debris, while salicylic acid, tea trea, and cica extract soothe skin and prevent breakouts. Moisturizers and niacinamide work their magic to leave a nourished and glowing finish. 

Happy shopping!

The SM Store Budols: Now on Shopee!

The SM Store’s definitely not kidding when they said they’ve “got it all for you” as they have one of the widest selections from beauty, fashion, home, and more… nationwide! And in case you didn’t know, The SM Store is now available on SHOPEE so you can shop at the comfort of your own homes anytime! Such a deep hole of budol! Haha! 

To my kapitbahays at the Home Buddies Facebook group, you might spot some must-haves at The SM Store! Here are some of my 8.8 favorites:

Neoflam Fika Cast Aluminum Fry Pan 28cm – Sahara Sand | Got this for only ₱2,000

Sleek, minimalist, and pasok for #TeamKahoy aesthetics! Quality's also really great, highly durable and scratch-resistant! Can be used with any heat sources like induction, electric, gas, and radiant!

Firefly Rechargeable Multifunction Foldable Fan | Got this for only ₱499

Definitely a NEED these days for the sudden power outages, as this item can keep you cool and guide you thru its emergency night light. Also nice to know that it has an overcharge and over discharge protection.

Megabox Storage Box 6L (Clear) | Got this for only ₱100 

This is where you can keep your stuff clean and organized! For us, we might keep our SWEAR COMFY SIYA stocks here!


Have a lot more in my cart like Neoflam wood soup ladle, non-stick sauce pan with glass lid, some slip-ons from Parisian, and multi-surface wipes! Haha!

Makeup Brand Alert: MINIMELI

Want to give yourself a beauty reward without breaking the bank? Recently discovered something that makeup enthusiasts might love! 

Been seeing a lot of MINIMELI reviews all over Youtube and TikTok! This international brand has all the cosmetics and makeup tools we need. Perfect for beginners and gurus because they’re fit for all skin types and are really affordable. 

Here are some of my MINIMELI must-haves:

MINIMELI Matte Lip Tint Makeup Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick Waterproof Cosmetic | Buy here

Long wearing liquid lipstick that can last 12 hours. Offers a velvety, matte finish that won’t flake or dry.

MINIMELI Soft Liptint Matte Liquid Lipstick Long-lasting Lip & Cheek Tint Double Use | Buy here

Highly pigmented matte liquid lipstick that’s transfer-proof and water-proof! Available in 6 colors, suitable for all skin tones.

MINIMELI Cruelty-free Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil Smudge-proof Eyebrow Makeup Pencil | Buy here

Whether you’re going out with a mask on or entering an on-cam online meeting, make sure your brows are on fleek! This product is water-proof and smudge-resistant, plus it glides effortlessly through the brows, filling out uneven patches.

MINIMELI Loose Powder Oil-Contorl Natural Smooth Face Setting Powder Makeup With Cosmetic Puff | Buy here

What’s nice about this product is that it is Halal and has SPF8. Safe for teens and suitable for all skin types! Promises a matte finish and helps regulate shine throughout the day.

Add to cart and don’t forget to check out, especially this 8.8 as MINIMELI goes up to 70% OFF on Shopee Beauty! Happy budol!

Ready for the Outdoors with MetroSunnies™

Sunglasses remind me of so much fun outdoor moments and travels! Longing for that day when we can go back to the beach freely, or just walk around the park without worrying about health and safety. But for now, keeping my MetroSunnies™ stash until that day comes!

Make sure to have yours ready, too! MetroSunnies™ will be joining the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale on Shopee and they’ve got so many nice offers! MetroSunnies™ is one of my trusted brands because of product quality and great styles!


This is called the Gianni (Rose Gold) which has Con-Strain™ PRO Photochromic lens that adapts well to your environment. It darkens when exposed under the sun, giving you UV400 protection, and will turn back to its clear / primrose color when you’re indoors. Best part? It also has blue light protection!


Also so funny that they have this Comb slash meme-like sunnies as a limited edition novelty item. It’s something you could wear during your online calls as an icebreaker or keep it ’til halloween to add in your costume. Haha!

Antiradiation Glasses from Peculiar Eyewear

Spending too much time on electronic devices like mobile phone and laptops can lead to problems like eyestrain, dry eyes, blurry vision, and more. But as we know, it's so hard to stay away from these gadgets for work, communication, and entertainment. With that, we just have to make sure we’ll be able to have a nice layer of protection for our eyes.

Got introduced to Peculiar Eyewear around 2 years ago at an event, and I got really impressed with the benefits that you can get from wearing their glasses. Aside from great styles and frames, Peculiar Eyewear has a certification for UV400 and has a BlueLight blocking technology.


Just recently, I got my hands on the Peculiar x Ces.Style Classy Baby SILVER TransitionPRO Antiradiation which promises the SafeShield and BlueShield protections. It also has Photochromic Lens which means you can enjoy the clear lens indoors, while getting optimum protection as sunnies outdoors.


The box comes with a protective case, microfiber wiper, and harmful light tester so you can check the quality on your own! Tried it myself! Pointed the blue light onto the card/checker, one side with the glasses and the other without. My golly, the difference!

You can order yours from Shopee, especially this August 8, as Peculiar Eyewear goes up to 85% OFF on the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale! Don't miss this!

Yoga Must-Haves for 2021: Toesox and Manduka

To live through the longest lockdown, along with all the stressors that may or may not be related to the pandemic, it's best to have an outlet that will keep you relaxed and at peace. Yoga is definitely the top of mind activity for most, as it is beneficial for the mind and body. The best part is that you can do it at home, at your most convenient time, while getting all the physical and mental health benefits.

If you're looking into exploring yoga, I'd recommend two online stores that could cater to your needs! One is Toesox Official which is available on Shopee, and they have Yoga Grip Socks to help you perform at your best. Here are some of the reasons why you should try the brand:


Every single pair of ToeSox socks is created with a 5-toe design, giving a hygienic barrier for your feet while still allowing your toes to feel free and uninhibited. Also nice to know that it eliminates friction, chafing, blisters, and moisture.



If you're not into the 5-toe design, they also have a premium category called Tavi Noir Grip Socks. Their pairs are made from certified and ecologically produced organic cotton, guaranteed to make you feel luxuriously comfortable.

Another yoga store that you should check out is Manduka (also available on Shopee) that has yoga mats, towels, mat bags/carriers, props, and mat wash.


They have high quality yoga products that can help you practice free of distraction, so you can focus on the activity and not the product. 

What I have here at home is the Manduka Yoga Mat Eko Superlite Travel 71” in black, which is built with tightly woven scrim that resists tearing or stretching. It also has a closed-cell surface that prevents sweat from seeping into the mat, making it hygienic and easy to clean.

Add to cart and check out immediately before 7/7 ends to get the best deals! Namaste ❤︎

Manduka is a brand made by and for Yoga teachers and students worldwide. For almost 30 years now, Manduka has been the premiere provider of top-of-the-line Yoga Gear from Yoga Mats, Yoga Props and Accessories to apparel. 

The Manduka PRO Black Mat is our most beloved mat and is the golden standard of Yoga Mats for almost all Yoga Studios here in the Philippines and around the globe. Made in Germany, this yoga mat is guaranteed to last a lifetime, and if it doesn't Manduka will replace it! 

By providing good quality gear that lasts reduces our impact on the environment. Manduka has also made eco-friendly yoga mats, like the eKO Yoga Mats, that's 100% recyclable.

Affordable Elegance with Silver Kingdom

The past "Raid My Closet" blogger in me would be shocked to know that I shifted to the minimalist route in accessorizing. From bold and colorful pieces years back, now, I only keep timeless and elegant accessories that would complement any outfit.

I'm always on the look out for nice jewelry brands and I stumbled upon Silver Kingdom on Shopee, which boasts affordable elegance. They have all sorts of high quality blings, even the finest 92.5 silver that are specially crafted or pawnable 18K Saudi Gold.


I swear I could go hours just browsing through their Shopee page! Super love how stylish their pieces are. Actually bought necklaces, bracelets, rings, and other jewelry sets from them... and I still have a lot in my cart! Thank heavens for 7/7! :p


You wouldn't have to worry about maintaining the quality of your purchases because they also have Silver Liquid Solutions. According to reviews on their Shopee page, it's pretty effective in making your accessories look good as new!

Silver Kingdom is like a one-stop shop for silver jewelries, as they also have birth stone pendants, gift boxes, pakaw (plastic stoppers), and more!

Will definitely post my 7/7 budols from Silver Kingdom on Instagram. Tag me on yours, too!

New Korean Skincare Brand: Hello Glow

To those who've been following me, you probably know that I'm a big skincare junkie and I have great bias to Korean brands. Majority of Korean brands use natural, safe, and harsh-free ingredients to help achieve our skin goals. Glad to discover a new player in the market called Hello Glow, with sets for every skin concern.


Hello Glow is made in Korea and has a complete line of affordable skin care products that are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and SLS-free. 


HELLO GLOW CITRONELLA 4-in-1 BODY LOTION
Available on Shopee

As you may know, it’s so hard to get sick these days. We’ll need all sorts of protection, including one against dengue, and Hello Glow’s Citronella 4-in-1 Body Lotion can help shoo away annoying mosquitos. 

This product can moisturize, reverse visible signs of aging, and provide a cooling yet gentle effect on skin. It's formulated with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Peppermint, Vitamin C, and Citric Acid. You’ll get all these benefits while shielding yourself from dengue.


Hello Glow All Natural Whitening Set
Only ₱360.00 | Available on Shopee

Dark spots, acne marks, uneven skin tone… if you have any of these skin concerns, this set is for you! Hello Glow’s All Natural Whitening Set contains brightening ingredients like Apple Fruit Extract, Glutathione, Arbutin, Papaya Extract, Vtiamin C and Kojic Acid. 

You’ll know it’s really safe because even pregnant and lactating women can use this set!


Hello Glow Acne Defense Set 
Only ₱360 | Available on Shopee 

Breaking out? Have oily and acne-prone skin? This set might help you! Hello Glow’s Acne Defense Set contains great ingredients to remove pimples - Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Acid. Both can cleanse your skin and calm inflamed pimples.


Hello Glow Advanced Rejuvenating Set 
Only ₱360 | Available on Shopee

Here’s a set that’s highly recommendable for those with combination to oily skin! Hello Glow’s Advanced Rejuvenating Set can help rejuvenate without disrupting the skin’s barrier, leaving visibly refined tone and texture.

There you have it! If you're purchasing any of these products soon, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to tag me on Instagram @arnievillanueva_ 

Makeup Spotlight: blk cosmetics

For years now, blk has been my go-to brand for cosmetics. Aside from having great quality, I love how their products are all paraben-free and cruelty-free. :)

This month, they have a special sale happening on Shopee Beauty! Enjoy up to 40% OFF on your favorite blk products! Here are some products that you should look out for:

blk cosmetics Fresh Sunkissed LED Mirror Beauty Fridge Set

from ₱6,336 now down to ₱4,999


This travel-ready beauty fridge contains blk cosmetics' Fresh Sunkissed essentials + a bonus LED mirror for easy touch-ups!


What’s in the kit: blk cosmetics Fresh Sunkissed Shimmer Jelly Multi-Pot Golden Hour (Glow and Blush), Fresh Sunkissed Creamy All-Over Paint (Poolside, Summer Time, Golden Hour, Palm Springs), Fresh Sunkissed Gloss Gel Tint (Poolside, Summer Time, Golden Hour, Palm Springs), Fresh Sunkissed Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara, and Fresh Sunkissed LED Beauty Fridge (with 3 Light Setting)

from ₱1,077 down to ₱999


These might be tagged as summer essentials, but these are definitely great all year-round! 

What’s in the kit: blk cosmetics Fresh Sunkissed Shimmer Jelly Multi-Pot Golden Hour in Glow, Fresh Sunkissed Creamy All-Over Paint in Palm Springs, and Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara

from ₱1,745 down to ₱1,596


What’s in the kit: blk cosmetics Fresh Sunkissed Creamy All-Over Paint in Poolside, Summer Time, Golden Hour, and Palm Springs. Plus, get a FREE blk cosmetics Fresh Deep Moisture + Collagen Face Mask in Coco Crush

You know where to find them: https://shopee.ph/blkcosmetics ;)