Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Ever Bilena is probably one of the most famous local brands in the Philippines. Kapag sinabi mong “Local Brand”, Ever bilena agad yung pumapasok sa isip ko. Hehe!

The reason why I purchased Ever Bilena Blush Glow is because at first glance, it reminds me of my favorite Sophie Pink Cream -- which you know I absolutely love! I am a loyal user of Sophie for almost 4 years and still inlove with the affordability and longevity of that product.

Anyway, here are my thoughts on Ever Bilena Blush Glow


Like what I've said, this is very comparable to Sophie Magic Pink Cream. It has the same white consistency that turns into lovely yet natural-looking pink cheeks!
One thing that bothers me is when I blend the product on my skin. Parang nagtutubig. It’s kinda weird, I have never experienced that with Sophie Pink Cream.
It also takes time to dry up giving you enough time to blend the product
This blush dries up into nice finish and doesn’t feel oily or heavy on skin. 
It is a bit pigmented than Sophie Magic Cream. Naalala ko yung first time I used Ever Bilena, I squeezed the same amount of product na usually na ginagamit ko for Sophie, and my cheeks ended up soooo pink, para akong sinampal! So, if you are used to using Sophie martin pink cream, medyo mag-addjust ka lang ng onti sa paglalagay
The smell really bothers me! Unlike Sophie Cream which has a mild powdery scent, this one smells like a very strong strawberry. Jhessica even commented that this one smells like, “Nasunog na Strawberry!” I REALLY hate the smell. Bakit Ever Bilena, bakit! Okay na sana, e! LOL.

Good thing, it lasts the entire day on me! At least the quality was able to compensate for the smell.


I think I did not waste money. It’s actually a good buy. Between Sophie and Ever Bilena,I would still choose Sophie just because I like the smell better. But for the availability of the product, Ever Bilena is much accessible. 

-affordable at Php 80
-very long lasting
-a little goes a long way
-available in local beauty stores

-tricky to apply 
-hard to know how much product you'll need, as it takes time to turn pink
-prone to mistake, not blendable once it dried up.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014


I was looking through my facebook newsfeed when I saw this unbelievable viral post about Miss Universe 1965 who hasn’t aged a day--- in 50 years! 
OMG! Can you believe it, she’s already 65. And she looks far younger than my mom! (Sorry, mom! Though I know you’re not reading my blog. Haha! Just kidding! Of course, you're still the most beautiful woman in the World for us!)

Every woman in the World wants to achieve that younger looking skin. I’m sure you’re reading this post for the same reason!  Although some people have been saying that I’m still too young to experience aging, it’s better to take care of my skin now than be sorry later.

I wasn’t born with naturally beautiful skin. This is why I’m obsessed in using skincare products to make my skin healthy. Because the healthier your skin, the younger it looks. 


According to Dr. Belo, “As we age, the production of collagen in our bodies naturally decline.  This is further affected by stress, daily wear and tear, sun exposure, and other negative factors.  From the age of 20 to 40, the collagen in our skin decreases by about 20%; from the age of 40 to 60, we lose another 40-50%.”
Collagen is the most dominant protein in our bodies. As a matter of fact, 30% of the protein found in our body is Collagen.  And more significantly, 70% of our skin is composed of Collagen. It provides strength and structure to different parts of the body, holding cells and tissues together in bones, tendons and ligaments.
So, how does collagen affect one’s skin?
Collagen is naturally produced by our bodies and inhibits formation of wrinkles by keeping the skin elastic and supple. Unfortunately, the rate at which we produce collagen in our body decreases as we age; and exposure to the sun, free radicals and stress destroy the integrity of the collagen fibers in our skin.  It has been noted that there is a 20% decrease in collagen from age 20 to 40; and a 40-50% decrease from age 40-60.
The best thing about this collagen is it is also enriched with Hyaluronic Acid which is a powerful antioxidant, and is perhaps best known for its ability to bond water to tissue. One of the most biologically relevant properties of hyaluronic acid is its ability to absorb water. Based on studies HA is able to absorb 1,000x its weight in water molecules. This unique ability has earned Hyaluronic Acid the title, Moisture Magnet. It is important to note that when skin is moisturized and hydrated, it exudes a youthful appearance.


You may take 1 to 2 sachets per day, with or without meal. I personally take this in the morning without meal. I read somewhere that the more efficient way to absorb nutrients is in the morning when your stomach is empty, but also helps repairing if taken at night. 

If you are taking 2 sachets per day, it is best to take 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. Just empty contents of sachet and dilute in 200ml of hot or cold water.

I normally like drinking it all by itself, I just like adding water and voila! It smells and tastes like vanilla! 

There are times when I like drinking coffee instead of water in the morning. If that’s the case, I like mixing it with my coffee. My coffee is from Owl Coffee Philippines, and mixing this with that makes the taste even better! 
You can definitely mix this collagen powder with your juice or any beverage like:



and can be added to soup dishes!


My skin is more supple and healthier. Before taking this collagen, I noticed that whenever I scratch my skin, it will leave a white-streak -- for few seconds

But now, I tried scratching my skin and it doesn’t leave white streak anymore! I don’t know if that’s just me, but my skin feels more healthy, supple and moisturized. 


I really like it and I would definitely recommend it. Unfortunately, it’s a bit pricey. A box costs Php 1,592.50 and contains 14 sachets. So roughly, you are paying Php 114 for each sachet.  
I actually purchased another box of Belo Nutraceuticals Collagen Powder in Glamourbox, I got this for only Php 595 there! However, they only have limited stock. You can check out my unboxing post HERE

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Sunday, October 26, 2014


Hi my loves, here is another unboxing post! This box actually arrived earlier than my BDJ box (click HERE for unboxing post) but I had problem with Glamourbox so I decided not to post this one until the issue is settled. I’m glad that they did something about our complain.

This is my first time ever subscribing to Glamourbox. Among all the available boxes, I think this one offers the most expensive beauty box but that’s because most of their affiliate are high-end brands. 

Glamourbox is great for people who want to make the most out of their money. They do sell subscription box but the unique thing about this site is that you can purchase previous boxes -- if it’s still available. 

Surprises are nice and exciting for adventurous people who don’t mind spending money on something they may or may not use in the future. But as for some, they want to make sure that the items are worth buying. 

I like browsing at Glamourbox every now and then to check their previous boxes --- if the items in the box are worth ordering. Just then, I saw this amazing offer, “Special Edition Belo Nutraceuticals Glamourbox Beauty from Within.” When I found out what’s inside the box, I was soooo thrilled! If you have been following me on my page, you’ll know that Nuffnang sent me a box of Belo Collagen powder and I really loved it! It’s so pricey, though! I’m jobless kaya gusto ko yung pupuntahan ng money ko is something worth it talaga. Medyo tipid tipi lang drama ko. 

Upon seeing this special box, I knew I had to order it! Imagine, I will only have to pay Php 595 + Php80 shipping fee for Belo Collagen tapos may kasama pang Belo Glutathione! Bongga, db? Sulit na sulit!



Unlike my other subscription boxes, Glamourbox is well-packed in bubble wrap and plastic. They really made sure that the package will arrive safe and sound! Good job! 
I also like the idea of them using this kind of box. It’s more durable and reusable. I actually already re-used the box as storage for my giveaway prizes! Yay!


Full size: 14 sachets, Php 1,592.50
Inside the box: 14 sachets, Php 1,592.50  
You have to take it at least once a day. One box contains 14 sachets. I will do a more detailed review on this product soon. 

Full size:  60 capsules, Php 2,700
Inside the box: 1,350

Another product from Belo na naiintriga ako and finally, ma-ta-try ko na ‘to! Smpre, I will review it as soon as I’m done testing it! 
So dalawang products lang ang ineexpect ko, pero medyo kinilig ako when I saw that they added few more things in the package. 
Glamourbox is too kind to include a nice pouch. Gusto ko ‘tong gawing makeup pouch since I don’t bring too much makeup naman. And they also included a little memo pad with Belo signature. In fairness, makinis yung papel!


I am extremely satisfied on my purchase! Among all the subscription boxes I received for the entire 2014, this has got to be my favorite! 
For only Php 595, I was received two products from Belo Nutraceutical plus some freebies!

Thank you for the wonderful box, GlamourBox Team. 

What do you think of this box? Have you tried ordering from Glamourbox? Let me know your shopping experience. I can't wait to hear from you!

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Saturday, October 25, 2014


Hi my loves! It’s been a while, I know. I’m sure you all know my usual excuse, “Busy kasi sa school.” So feeling ko ako ang pinakabusy-ing tao na hindi makapagblog. LOL. By the way, this post will be not like my previous posts. Starting today, I want to make my reviews (for local products) and unboxing in Taglish. I noticed kasi recently that my blog doesn’t look too personal na. As if I’m no longer talking to you. Parang, it’s more commercial-type-thingy and I don’t want it to be that way. I hope this change is okay with you, let me know if you’re more comfortable in this set-up.
Anyway, this morning I finally received my BDJ Box for the month of October. I subscribed to 3 boxes, so my last subscription will be next month, November. I planned to subscribe for December, unfortunately, naubusan ako! Oo, nakakaloka! Well, hindi ko naman sila masisisi. Last month’s box was the BOMB! You can check out my unboxing HERE.


This month’s theme is “Skin Saver.” When BDJ Box posted this, I knew that majority of the products will be skincare! Pero usually naman, skincare products ang mga laman ng BDJ box. 
According to BDJ, “Youthful, glowing skin is something we all value, as it’s one of the first things other people notice. Whether it’s your face, hands or the rest of your body, you’d want for it to be supple and firm as long as possible.”

When I received this box, I was really surprised that I received two boxes. I thought I won on their random-promo where only a certain number of subscribers will receive a special item, ‘cause you know BDJ always does that! But this time, all subscribers will receive two boxes! Yay! Mas okay sakin yung ganun, afterall, we all paid the same amount for the box naman, right?

I’m going to unbox first the “special box.” 

Dial Coconut Water Body Wash
Full size: 473 ml, Php 200
Inside the box: 473 ml, Php 200
Dial Coconut Water Soap
Full size: 113g, Php 140 
Inside the box: 113g, Php 140
The special box is from the brand called “DIAL” I’ve seen this brand before pero for some reason, I never thought of buying anything from this brand. I’m excited to try this out, new things excite me!

Now, let’s unbox the other box.
Full size: 50 ml, Php 795
Inside the box: 7 pcs of 1ml sample, Php 111
Yves Rocher Blemish Gel Cream is formulated with Baikal Powder which claims to absorb excess sebum and minimize pores. It also hydrates skin for 24 hours. Wow, promising! I have high expectation for this product because it’s from Yves Rocher. 


My Choice Spa Salt
Full Size: 500g, Php 100
Inside the box: 500g, Php 100 + 30 g sample size
I love scrubbing my body, I just wish I can scrub it every single day pero it’s not good to use scrub for every day. This one, I already used this morning. Oo, agad agad! LOL. It’s surprisingly very different from my previous scrubs. Para ‘tong salt (kaya nga Spa Salt, Eloisa). Kaya you might find it a bit harsh if you scrub it directly on your skin. What I did, I poured a generous amount of this Spa salt and mix it with my body gel wash. 
Immediately after scrubbing and rinsing your skin, ma-fifeel mo agad yung smoothness and softness ng skin mo. Love it!

My Choice Hand and Body Lotion
Full Size: 90ml, Php 70
Inside the box: 100 ml, Php 70 plus 12ml sample size
(which is weird, since according to the product list, full size contains 90 ml of product but for this price-sake, I will just assume that 90 and 100 ml have the same price)
According to My Choice, this lotion contains natural ingredients as well as collagen to nourish skin and protect your skin from harmful free radical.


Loreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Serum
Full Size: 30 ml, Php 1500
Inside the box: 5 ml, Php 250
(No picture, nawala ko ito during the pictorial. LOL. Glad I found it na!)
I’m an Olay woman, but I like to try other moisturizer every once in a while. This product looks so promising, unfortunately, BDJ only included 5 ml sample. According to the description, this serum reduces fine lines and refines skin texture in just 4 weeks! 

Loreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Day Cream
Full Size: 30 ml, Php 1500
Inside the box: 5 ml, Php 250
This cream smoothen pores and 3% concentrated pro-xylane for replumped skin. I’m excited to try these two products. I cannot go out of the house without using any moisturizer! 

Full size: 1.9oz, Php 795
Inside the box: 1.9oz, Php 795
Dito palang, bawi na agad yung Php 580! I noticed from my previous subscriptions na BDJ tries to include at least one makeup in every box, which  is really nice kasi although I know how important it is to take care of your skin, makeup really excites me! And this month’s makeup is from one of the best drugstores brand I know… Revlon! 

Strip Ice Cream
Full size: 50ml, Php 1750
Inside the box: not indicated
Malin, Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub
Full size: 220ml, Php 1650
Inside the box: 5 ml, Php 38
Malin, Goetz Ingrown Hair Cream
Full size: 15ml, Php 1750
Inside the box: 1.2 ml, 140
Basically, these are sample sizes to help your newly waxed/plucked/removed hair relieve pain, prevent ingrown hair and treat and repair skin. 

Full size: 7ml, 7 vial, Php 470
Inside the box: ml, 7 vial, Php 470

"Wow"- my first reaction when I saw this product and the price. That's quite pricey. Although I'm a DOVE girl, I don't think I will purchase this kind of product without testing it out first in sample sizes. This is why I love subscribing to BDJ Box, kasi I get to try out products I will never think of purchasing myself. By the way, I absolutely love Dove Hair vitamins I received from last box. I hope I will love this product as much as I love the vitamins one! <3 span="">


Overall, I received 5 full size items: Dial Coconut Water Body wash, My Choice Spa Salt and Lotion,  Dove Hairfall rescue and Revlon colorstay, 1 trial pack of Dial coconut water soap, sample sizes of Yves Rocher Gel Cream, Lorea Youth duo and Strip RPT kit, with additional My Choice Spa Salt and lotion trial sizes. 

The total worth of the products inside the box is around Php 2,600, roughly 4x the amount of the actual price of the box.

Although I received more than what I paid for, I still think that last month’s box was really, really great compared to this month. But anyway, I’m still glad that there are no-repeat products from the same brand and I can see myself using every item in this box. Wala akong itatapon or ipapamigay, which is why I think this box is sulit. 

What do you think of this month’s box? Are you happy with the content? What’s your fave item? Let me know! 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014


Few weeks ago, I decided to change my skincare routine to test out the Himalaya Herbals products that were sent to me. 

Frankly, I am not adventurous when it comes to skincare products. I try to stick to my rituals. My skin has been breaking out so badly recently and as much as possible, I only use products that are hypoallergenic. 

When I received these products, I did a little research about the company, and some details of the products that were sent to me. I found out that their products are 100% herbal actives and they do have their own research and development team to ensure that they only deliver good quality products. In spite of that, all their products are affordable. Nothing is more than Php 200, even the creams! 


This day cream is housed in a heavy jar.
The consistency is very rich and creamy. The thickness of this cream is comparable to that of a sunblock cream. 
I was skeptical at first whether it will work on me. I normally hate thick-cream because it tends to be very greasy and heavy on my face. 
BUT THIS! THIS IS AMAZING! The cream feels light on skin, and it’s non-greasy! It is easily absorbed by my skin. 
I like putting this underneath my makeup. It dries out really fast, that’s why I prefer using this when I’m in hurry.
This cream is enriched with extracts of Licorice and White Dammar to provide triple whitening action. Regulates melanin synthesis to give a fairer, brighter complexion. Helps clear dark spots and uneven pigmentation. Breakthrough herbal Cinnabloc provides UV protection and prevents skin darkening.
Apply it on skin and gently massaged on cleansed face and neck. Although, it’s a day cream, it’s alright to use this at night. It can be used on its own or under makeup. 

Overall, I really like it and recommend it. 

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“Hey Eloisa, where’d you purchase your Rayban, is it authentic?”

I’ve been bombarded with personal messages on my personal and fan page accounts with questions like this when I posted a picture of the RayBan package I received last Monday (September 21).

I normally reply to messages as soon as I read them but I intentionally ignored all these messages. No, I’m not being “snob” or anything close to it. The reason why I didn’t reply to your messages is because I want to share about this online store on my blog! If you want to know where I got my Ray Ban, keep on reading! 

AUTHENTIC RAY-BAN FOLDING WAYFARER AND MORE! is an online store I recently discovered that offers wide range of sunglasses and eyewear from top fashion brands such as Ray Ban, Gucci, Christian Dior. They do offer private label products too at EXTRA low prices! 
When I first visited their online shop, I couldn’t believe it! Where in the Philippines can you purchase a Rayban under Php 5000? Well, now you can! Believe it or not, they have Ray Ban under Php 5000. 

Not only that, they are also offering “FREE DELIVERY” and “CASH-ON-DELIVERY” mode! Oh, forget that long lines in the Bank! Now, online shopping is made even more convenient!

I sounded like I’m their marketing-person LOL. But, I’m just really head-over-heels with this shop.

Aside from the hassle-free transaction, their service is highly commendable. The shipping takes about two weeks. But, there are “Fast Shipping” items which can be delivered within a week. They normally keep stock of trending items which are best selling items.

Anyway, during the day of delivery (since I availed Cash-on-hand mode), they texted me to inform that my package will be delivered. Great! I don't have to guess when. 

The doorbell rang, I knew it was them! I handed the payment to the delivery man and the package was immediately given to me. Easy-breezy. 

The package was delivered in a shoe-like box so your glasses are safe and secured during travels. 
Also, the Rayban is nicely packed with bubble wrap inside the box.
This is how my Rayban looks like! It is packaged in a branded retail box. 
I checked the retail box label.
Yes, I ordered two Rayban!
The Rayban wayfarer glasses come in a black case with logo and a dust cloth. 
These wayfarer glasses are soooo gorgeous and I only paid around Php 13k for two RayBan already!!!
NO extra charges like TAX! Free shipping and Cash-on-delivery!
I will do a separate post to give you further detail on the wayfarer and perhaps, a look wearing these glasses. So, stay tuned!  

What do you think of these Ray Ban? If you're interested to see what are the items available in their shop, don't forget to visit their WEBSITE!


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