November 15, 2018

Althea Korea X Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxers Collaboration

Since July, I’ve been using Real Fresh Skin Detoxers for my morning routine or evening routine. It is a 10-second wash-off mask that is perfect for busy or lazy people like me who doesn’t want to do Korean 10 Steps Skincare Routine. You can check my review here.


They had a product collaboration with Get It Beauty, a Korea’s top TV programme. And because of that, it attracted more beauty influencers and celebrities like Minsco and Jeonghwa. You can watch their video. How I wish there is English Subtitle but you can watch how they use Real Fresh Skin Detoxers.


Real Fresh Skin Detoxer is available at Althea Korea site, you can choose from Green Tea or Rose Variant for P550 each or buy Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set (10% off) for P990.

If you haven’t ordered at Althea Korea, you can use this link to get a discount for your first order. Minimum of P1500.

Read: My Shopping Experience at Althea Korea

November 14, 2018

Lunch at Su Won Garden Korean Restaurant

We cannot deny that Filipinos have a growing interest in Korean stuff like K-pop, Korean drama, Korean beauty products, Korean fashion, Korean brands and of course Korean food and drinks. Filipinos are aware of kimchi, soju, ramyeon, and samgyeopsal. I love watching Korean Drama so I am familiar with samgyeopsal and it is one of their ways to celebrate something.

Read: My Korean Drama List

Samgyeopsal is a three-layer pork meat and it is one of the popular Korean BBQ dishes. It is not marinated nor seasoned so there are side dishes, sauces and vegetables that can be added according to your preference. Grilled meat is not only limited to pork, but you can also try chicken, ribs, beef and many more. Some restaurants offered marinated or seasoned meat.


Three years ago,, we ate at Baek Yuen Korean Restaurant in Silang Cavite and we enjoyed our first samgyeopsal experience. Then we discovered All 4 U Unlimited Korean Restaurant in Festival Mall and we ate there a few times already. And last week, we finally tried Su Won Garden Korean Restaurant.

Read: Baek Yuen Korean Restaurant
All 4 U Unlimited Korean Restaurant

Su Won Garden Restaurant 

I’ve learned about this restaurant last summer but it was only last week that we paid a visit. I was blogging about Jakarta Eats and I casually said, “nagugutom naman ako dito sa blog ko” and my husband immediately said, lunch tayo dun sa Southwoods. So rain or shine, off we went to Southwoods, it is so easy to find because it is near Nina’s Kitchen and Southwoods Mall.


It was past 11AM so parking is not difficult, they have a small parking space beside the restaurant. Su Won Garden Korean Restaurant is big so it can accommodate a lot of people, they have an indoor and outdoor setting. This is formerly Villa Cristina Resort so you will notice the swimming pool, guest can eat and swim for a fee.





We’re the first diners so I was able to take photos bago pa nagdatingan ang iba. The staff immediately gave us the menu, you can choose a la carte or unlimited grilled meat. Prices may vary depending on your meat choices. Since it was our first time, we chose the P499 Unlimited Grilled Beef, Pork, and Chicken. All orders should be the same in one table, so hindi pwede, P399 isa or P499 isa.

There are 9 choices of meat, we can choose from the following

1. Samgyeopsal Pork
2. Daepae Samgyeopsal Pork
3. Gochujang Samgyeopsal Pork
4. Honey Peppered Citrus Chicken
5. Dak Bulgogi Chicken
6. Dak Galbi Chicken
7. Woo Sam Gyup Beef
8. Marinated Woo Sam Gyup Beef
9. Beef Bulgogi Beef

We ordered almost everything except for Honey Peppered Citrus Chicken and Dak Galbi. We are not fond of grilled chicken sa mga buffet kasi. The Unlimited Mixed Grilled includes side dishes, sauces, rice, soup, salad, lettuce, and fruits.




When they served the meat, I noticed there are 3 kinds of pork, 2 kinds of beef and 1 kind of chicken, checking the photos, parang wala yung isa, either Marinated Woo Sam Gyup Beef or Woo Sam Gyup Beef. I’m not sure kung hindi lang ba siya available that time.




Anyway, my husband and I started our feast. You cannot ask for a refill until you finish everything. And you cannot just refill one meat, kelangan daw combination. I wanted beef lang sana for our refill but the staff said, hindi daw pwede isa lang. It should be 3 kinds of meat per refill so I have no choice but to order other meat. #eatpamore They replaced the griller before grilling our refill.



We were satisfied with our first experience at Su Won Garden Korean Restaurant but I’m not sure if we will eat here with my son, kasi full payment na yung 9 yrs old above, lugi kami. I hope may sesame oil with salt and pepper sila kasi yung ang trip ko na sauce. But I am happy that there is a Korean Restaurant near our place, so if you love cooking and eating, then you will enjoy samgyeopsal.

Watch the video here.

Care to share your favorite Korean Restaurant

Su Won Garden Korean Restaurant Rates

P399 Unlimited Samgyeopsal Pork 
- choices of 3 kinds of pork (Samgyeopsal Pork, Daepae Samgyeopsal Pork and Gochujang Samgyeopsal Pork)

P399 Unlimited Grilled Chicken
- choices of 3 kinds of chicken (Honey Peppered Citrus Chicken, Dak Bulgogi Chicken and Dak Galbi Chicken)

P649 Unlimited Grilled Beef 
- choices of 3 kinds of beef (Woo Sam Gyup Beef, Marinated Woo Sam Gyup Beef  and Beef Bulgogi Beef)

P499 Unlimited Mixed Grilled Beef, Pork and Chicken 
- 3 kinds of meat per refill - choose 1 kind of beef, 1 kind of pork, and 1 kind of chicken

Kids below 5 years old - FREE
6-8 yrs old - 50% discount
9 yrs old above - full payment

Unlimited side dishes
Unlimited rice (P15 per cup for leftover)
Unlimited for 1 hour and 30 minutes
Serve with soup
Serve with salad
Serve with lettuce
Serve with pineapple fresh fruit for dessert

Reminders: 
No sharing
No refill until empty 1 table must be all the same choice of unlimited
P100 per person in one table for leftover meat
No take out for leftovers
50% discount will be honored to any birthday celebrant on or before & after the date of birth if he/she will avail unlimited grill. Just present any valid proof of date of birth like ID or birth certificate.
Su Won Korean Garden Grill is also a resort with newly renovated pool. Anyone can swim and dine just add P100 per person.

Su Won Garden Korean Restaurant 
Lot 2 Blk 4 Silmer Village San Francisco Binan City, Laguna
Landmark: Village behind Southwoods Mall (Formerly Villa Cristina Resort) in front of Nina’s Kitchen.
0929 898 6872

5 Tips on Traveling to Prague on a Budget

As the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague has a few things that it boasts, making it a good travel destination. If you wish to travel to this wonderful city without breaking the bank, the following are some of the major tips to consider;


How to Get There 

If you are in the European Union, getting to Prague can be affordable as it is easily accessible via train. Availability of the Eurail pass makes it easy to travel around Europe and is one of the best options to travel in Prague on a budget. It gives travelers the privilege to travel as many times and to as many European countries they wish over unlimited time. If you wish to travel by air, there are affordable airlines to Prague International Airport like Transavia, RyanAir, and EasyJet.

Transport While in Prague 

After reaching your destination, you need to be clever about the mode of transport you choose to make local travels in Prague. Just like in many countries and cities, public transport is one of the top considerations while on a tight budget. When in Prague, you can use the tram which most locals use to move around as it is free. On the other hand, while taxi operators may take advantage of foreigners and charge very high rates, you can instead use Uber to move around.

Where to Stay 

Accommodation is one of the top priorities you should consider when traveling to any destination in the world. It is usually advisable to book your accommodation even before getting to your destination and there is plenty of affordable accommodation in Prague, from AirBnB’s to hostels like the sirtobys, and other affordable hotels. Most of this accommodation is usually strategically located, making it easy for you effortlessly access different places.

Where to Go

While Prague is a small city, you can properly plan your time and have enough to do over whatever period of time. One of the major attractions in Prague is the Charles Bridge which was constructed in the fourteenth century. Below the bridge is the beautiful Vltava River, and from the bridge be sure to catch the sight of the old city while staying entertained by musicians and artisans. Other places to go to in Prague include The Letna Beer Garden, Prague Castle, John Lennon Wall, Hit the town, The Prague Pub Crawl, and the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock.

What to Eat 

Changing to new diets and cuisines especially when traveling can take a toll on your health, so you should be choosy about what you eat. This should not restrict you from indulging in the different amazing food you will find in Prague. Just make sure that you carry medication if you have a weak stomach and observe top notch hygiene when on your tour. Koala and Cafefin are some of the meals you can’t miss while Pernickuv Sen, Good Food Coffee and Bakery, as well as Lokal are some of the places to visit for food.

November 09, 2018

Jakarta Eats: Seasonal Tastes Restaurant

If you are traveling to different places, one of the things that you need to consider whenever you book an accommodation is food. Is the hotel has room services, restaurants or nearby restaurants? It is important to know this information so you know where to eat or drink just in case you are hungry and you don’t want to travel far.

Majority of the hotels have their own restaurants so food is not a problem, the only thing that you need to consider is budget because hotel food and beverage are not cheap. If you are staying in The Westin Jakarta, no need to worry because they offer 24-hour Room Dining Service, Daily Treats for light bites and two restaurants; Seasonal Tastes and Henshin.

Read: The Westin Jakarta Hotel Review

Buffet Breakfast at Seasonal Tastes 

If you are check-in guest of The Westin Jakarta, you will have your buffet breakfast at Seasonal Tastes Restaurant. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, both ala-carte of buffet meals. Seasonal Tastes boasts on their 360-view of Jakarta city. The kitchen is prepared and equipped to serve you international dishes. The buffet spreads are expansive so you won’t run out of choices.








Breakfast 

Buffet breakfast, fee from 230000.00 IDR
Continental breakfast, fee from 180000.00
IDR Full American breakfast, fee from 240000.00 IDR

Buffet Dinner at Seasonal Tastes 

As I’ve mentioned, Seasonal Tastes is an all-day dining restaurant so if you don’t want to go out anymore, you can just eat dinner at the hotel. My husband tried the buffet dinner, just like the breakfast they serve international dishes. Dinner buffet spread has more options compared to breakfast. So yes, your tummy will be happy. My husband took advantage the 15% discount promo during his stay.









A la Carte Dinner at Seasonal Tastes


On his second night, he was not in the mood to eat buffet dinner so he just chose a la carte. A mushroom dish, it looks simple but my husband loved this meal. #dietmode.

Nearby Restaurants from The Westin Jakarta Hotel 

1. Din Tai Fung
2. Trattoria
3. Seribu Rasa
4. Bluegrass
5. Shaburi
6. Pizza e Birra

The Westin Jakarta 
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav.C-22 A,
Jakarta 12940 Indonesia

Read: Jakarta Eats: Hotel Mulia Senayan Restaurants

November 07, 2018

Egg + Tomato Sauce Recipe

It is been more than a year since I shared a recipe here on my blog, ang tagal na pala. I cook every day naman but I haven’t blogged about it. Maybe because I’m always in a hurry, I cook the same dishes or I’m just lazy to take pictures.

Anyway last month, I cooked Shakshouka, Shakshuka or simply Egg + Tomato Sauce dish. Shakshouka in Arabic means a mixture, it is a dish of poached egg in tomato sauce with different spices like chili peppers, cumin, cayenne pepper, and paprika. It is a spicy dish in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Regions.


There are a lot of Shakshouka recipes on the internet but I did not follow it because I don’t like a spicy dish and I don’t have all the ingredients. So I just used whatever ingredients that I have at home so this is my version of Egg-Tomato Sauce Recipe.

Ingredients

1 tbsp of olive oil
1 onion diced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tomato diced
1 pack of tomato sauce
Spinach
1 tsp of Spanish paprika
Salt and Pepper 3 Eggs
Quickmelt cheese

How to Cook Egg + Tomato Sauce 

1. Put the olive oil in frying pan over medium heat.
2. Saute garlic, onion, and tomato until they begin to soften.
3. Add spinach.


4. Add tomato sauce, Spanish paprika, salt, and pepper.
5. Allow to simmer for 5-10minutes.
6. Adjust the seasoning according to taste.
7. Crack the eggs over the tomato sauce mixture.
8. Cover the pan and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the eggs are cooked. It depends on your desired firmness.
9. Add quickmelt cheese on top.
10. Serve with crusty bread. It is an easy dish that you can add to your egg recipes.


Watch the video here.

November 06, 2018

Kumori Japanese Bakery & Cafe at Festival Mall

Kumori has been in the Philippines for around three years already and I’ve been seeing this in social media for quite some time now. I did not see this bakery when we went to Japan so hindi ko rin natry. Upon checking Kumori branches in the Philippines, wala na naman malapit sa amin. Waah! Few months ago, I saw Kumori in Festival Mall, under construction pa nga lang.  

Last weekend, we were in Festival Mall and I’ve read the tarpaulin “Kumori is now Baking” so I told my husband that I will go there after my check-up. I forgot about it, good thing my husband reminded me nung palabas na kami sa mall so kahit malayo lakad, off we went to Kumori. It is near Decathlon. Finally, I was able to try their products. 



The Kumori branch is small but this is better because they have table and chairs unlike other branches parang kiosk lang yata. Since this was my first time, I ordered their signature products such as Signature Hanjuku Cheese P49/pc, Signature Cheese Tart P60/pc, and Japanese Cheese Loaf P160. The price is not cheap considering of the size so I was hoping that it is worth it. I’ve read that majority of their ingredients are imported from Japan, cheeses are from New Zealand and France so maybe that is the reason why. 



When we went home, we tried first the Signature Cheese Tart. It has combination of texture, soft cheese filling and flaky and sweet crust. It is like eating mini cheesecake, my son doesn’t like this so my husband and I were very happy to eat everything. 



The following day, I served the Japanese Cheese Loaf, I liked this bread because it is soft and it has big chunk of cheese on each slice so you can eat this kahit walang palaman. They don’t use any preservatives so you need to consume everything within few days. But it is not a problem to us, masarap kasi so mabilis maubos. lol 



And lastly, we tried the Signature Hanjuku Cheesecake. I’ve tried Japanese Cheesecake before so I thought they are just the same but I was wrong. The Hanjuku Cheesecake is so small, malaki pa calling card. Hehehe! Each slice is carefully wrapped, this cheesecake is half-baked and made with premium cheese. It is soft, light and velvety. Every bite melts in your mouth. This time, my son likes it so nabitin kami at may kashare na kami. Hehehe!



Kumo means cloud or cloudy in Japanese. Kumori lives up to its name because their products is like a bite into clouds. Everything that we ate is soft, light and fluffy. So I was happy that even it is expensive, it gives delight to our taste buds. 





For Senior Citizen and PWD, there is maximum limit of P200 for the discount. We know that discount is for personal consumption lang, but nabababaan ako kasi kulang pa nga sa akin yung 6 pcs. lol Care to share your favorites so I can try it next time. 

Kumori Philippines Branches 

LG/F SM Makati (SM Supermarket) 
LG/F Landmark Makati (Food Center) 
G/F SM North EDSA (The Block) 
G/F U.P. Town Center (Phase 2) 
G/F Ayala Malls Cloverleaf (Main Mall) 
G/F SM Mall of Asia 
G/F Robinsons Place Manila (Adriatico Wing) 
2/F Robinsons Galleria (Lower Veranda) 
2/F Festival Mall

November 05, 2018

Goodbye October and Hello November

Semestral break is over and my two boys are now back to school and work. I really did not feel the sembreak because we did not have any vacation. If you know me, I always look forward for long weekend vacation because it is our time to travel but just like other long weekends, Team Bahay lang kami. 

October month is such a stressful month. A lot of things are happening from left and right and it was a roller-coaster ride. So many up and downs of emotions and there are days that I just live one day at a time. 



First week of October 

We celebrated our son’s 10th birthday, we had an advance celebration at Sofitel Philippine Plaza ManilaIt was a good staycation since it was our first time to book a Luxury Club Room

My son caught a cold so we went to his doctor for check-up, bawal magkasakit at malapit na exam. 

Second week of October 

We went to Pangasinan to attend my grandmother-in-law's 80th birthday celebration. I was supposed to attend my college friends get-together on that day but of course, family first. 

Third week of October 

Start of long quizzes and second periodical is near so I busy was preparing for my son’s mock test. While checking my social media, I learned that my sister-in-law was in the hospital and few days after my aunt-in-law passed away. My husband was on his business trip during this week so we were not able to visit right away. 

When my husband arrived from his business trip, my son had an eye check-up (new glasses again) and we went to the wake. Our weekend was spent at the wake and household chores. 

Fourth week of October 

It was second periodical week so I was cramming for my son’s mock exam because I was not able to finish it last weekend. My aunt-in-law’s internment fell on a weekday so my husband was the only one who attended it. My son needs to take his exams because if not, I need to pay extra for his special exams and mahirap magpaschedule. 

Tuesday night, my son was complaining for stomachache, in my mind baka arte lang because he doesn’t like the ulam and he doesn’t like to study for his exams. So we stopped reviewing and he rested, pero nagsuka pa siya before nakatulog. 

The following day, he still went to school to take his exams and when he went home, he said he wanted to nap. I was surprised because my son doesn’t like to take a nap, “unsleepable” nga tawag niya sa sarili niya. So hinayaan ko na lang at ginising ng lunch time. He was not in the mood to eat lunch kasi antok nga daw siya. So I let him rest, in my mind “Anong oras pa kami magrereview, Math and Reading pa ang exam” 

Past 4PM, I woke him up so we can start reviewing and wala siya sa mood, then started to vomit again. This is the third time so my husband and I decided to go to the nearest hospital. He has no fever pero masakit tiyan and nagsusuka nga. The doctor was late and the line was long and we were home past 8PM. 

The doctor said, it was an “upset stomach” so my son needs to take medicine 30 minutes before eating time. We had no more time to review, so we took advantage the 30 minutes before meal na pagreview and we slept. Good thing, he can go to school naman since wala naman fever and hindi naman nagsuka sa school. I just don’t know kung nakasagot ng maayos sa exam. Hehehe! 

Fifth week of October 

Semestral break but we have no travel plans. And because of what happened to my sister-in-law, I decided to go back to my OB-Gyne and ipacheck na ang mga dapat ipacheck. Lab test, pap smear and isama na ultrasound. So as usual, I’m taking medicine again for my UTI and naloloka naman doctor ko at di ako tinatablan ng antiobiotic so I’m hoping on my third visit, clear na ko, baka irefer na naman ko ng OB sa Nephro. Waah! I’m tired of taking medicines and I need to go back to my Dentist, Derma, and Ophtha before the year-end.

In short, check-up, lamay (biyenan ng friend ko), and cemetery visits napunta ang semestral break namin. No regrets because I need to focus on my health if I want to live longer. Health is wealth and madugo din magpacheck-up. I’m thankful that I have health card, paano na lang kung wala, mas marami gastos. 

Goodbye October and Hello November 

So I want to say goodbye to October and say hello to November. I’m praying that this will be a good month, no more sadness. Wishing for happiness and good health to my family, friends and everyone. 

“I believe that the greatest gift you can give to your family and the world is a healthy you" 
- Joyce Meyer

November 02, 2018

10 Questions to Ask Any TEFL School Before Enrolling in their TEFL Class

Teaching English abroad can be a great adventure. You get to live in a foreign country which is an experience that can shape the way you see the world. Therefore, if you are going to invest your time and money in a TEFL certification class, you have to be sure that the course you chose will give you the best training and support to help you get a great job teaching English abroad.


The following are 10 of the most important questions to ask a TEFL school before enrolling to determine if the school is right for you;

1. Are Your TEFL Courses Accredited and Do They Meet International Standards? 

Just as you would not attend a non-accredited university, you should ensure that the TEFL course you plan to take is accredited. Accreditation ensures that the training you get from the institution meets the recognized standards and that you will get the necessary training to teach English on a professional level. The training you get from an accredited institution will also maximize your chances in the job market anywhere in the world like https://www.theteflacademy.com/course-option

2. What is the total cost of the course and why? 

It is obvious that you will inquire about the total cost of the course; you must know how much of an investment you have to make to become a certified English teacher. But you must also remember to ask why the course is priced as it is. This is important because some courses come with added benefits that are factored into the overall cost of the program. These include things like job placement assistance, extra related modules, the cost of books and other materials and the availability of pre-enrollment advice and guidance. Knowing what is included in the total cost of the course will help you determine its value.

3. Are Causes Taught by Actual Professors? 

It is also very important that the teachers of the course by qualified professors. If you are going to be a qualified teacher, it is vital that you are taught by a qualified teacher, right? Ask about the credentials of the instructors at the school to determine if have at least a Master’s or PhD in TESOL or related field.

4. Can I Get a Job and a Work Visa in a Foreign Country? 

If the school’s representatives cannot provide you with credible information about the job market abroad or answer basic questions about the international job market, they may not be the ideal place to enroll. Pay a TEFL school that understands everything you need about job placement and travel since this knowledge demonstrates that they have done it before.

5. Does the Course Include Live Practice Teaching? 

If you want to a full-time paid professional English teacher abroad, you must enroll in a TEFL course that offers live practice teaching of real students. Most employers will only go for candidates with the necessary hands-on experience that you can only get from live practice training.

6. Do you Provide Job Placement Assistance? 

You must also ask if the institution will provide you with tefl job placement assistance. Follow up question will help you determine what kind of assistance you can expect to get from them. Is the service free? Is job placement assistance lifetime or does it have an expiry date?

7. Do you Have Alumni Network and Services? 

If you can correspond and network with a former student of the center, you will have the necessary support system to ensure that you can easily navigate the transition from student to teacher.

8. Can You Provide More Information about TEFL Certification to help me make a decision? 

Before you can even enroll for the course, the TEFL school should be able to provide you with information about TEFL certification and teaching English abroad. They should be able to extensively answer all your questions about the program to help you make a decision.

9. Do Your Staff have Personal Experience living, working and teaching English Abroad? 

It is impossible for a person to teach you how to do something they themselves have not experienced. Only someone who has experience living and teaching abroad can adequately answer any questions you may have about the experience of moving abroad, from packing to finding housing and making friends.

10. What sets your TEFL certification school apart from others? 

With so many other TEFL certification schools available in the market, you should ask them to provide you with any advantage they may have over the competition. This is particularly true if you are considering a lot of other schools and are having trouble determining which school to choose.

October 31, 2018

Althea Korea Petal Velvet Sunaway Review

I was born and raised in the Philippines so I’m getting a lot of sunshine vitamin but too much of it is not good for our skin. We all know that we need to use sunblock or sunscreen so we can protect our skin from harmful UVB and UVA rays but majority of us forget about it. To be honest, most of us only use sunscreen or sunblock during summer, if we will swim or if we will go to the beach.

I’m guilty of this because I’m not fond of using sunscreen on my face. But I still apply it from time to time, especially if I’m going out. If you will ask my Dermatologist what do you need to take care of your skin, she will advise you to cleanse, tone and apply sunscreen. Yes, even you are just at home, as long as there are sunrays going in your house, you need to apply sunscreen.

Why is it Important to Apply Sunscreen on Our Face? 

If you think that sunscreen or sunblock is only to protect your skin from sunburn, then you are definitely wrong. There are so many reasons why we need to apply sunscreen, especially on our face.

1. To shield against harmful UVB and UVA rays
2. To combat sunburn
3. To avoid skin cancer.
4. To slow down aging and wrinkles.
5. To prevent discolorations or brown spots
6. To prevent blotchiness

These are just a few reasons why you need to use sunscreen on your face. A lot of us doesn’t want to apply sunscreen because it is sticky, greasy, it leaves a white cast and the smell is not good. I’ve tried a lot of sunscreen in the past and so far I'm still looking for a good sunscreen. Few months ago I’ve bought Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF35 PA+++, it is not sticky, beige in color so it blends on my skin but I don’t like the smell.

Petal Velvet Sunaway Sunscreen Kit 



So I was glad when Althea Korea sent me this Petal Velvet Sunaway Sunscreen Kit. Yey, Althea Korea has a new product again. I received Petal Velvet Sunaway, 3 pieces of Petal Velvet Powders in #0 (White), #23 (Beige) and Pink Lavender, and Althea Hologram Pouch. I’m using the Petal Velvet Powder #0 since last year, it is one of my Althea Korea Haul that I love.


Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++ 



But for now, let me introduce to you the Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++. It is a lightweight, velvety and invisible sunscreen that will shield you from harmful sunrays. This sunscreen is made of natural ingredients and has microparticles that will give your face a smooth velvet finish. It does not only protect you from UV light but it also controls sebum and keep your skin hydrated all day. This sunscreen is for all skin types so even you have sensitive skin, you can use this.

Key Ingredients 

Damask Rose Extract - hydrate and soothe irritations, leaving the skin feeling healthy.
Hyaluronic Acid - a humectant that attracts moisture to prevent dehydration.
Geranium oil - gives the skin a radiant boost and heals


How to Use Petal Velvet Sunaway

1. Shake the bottle well.
2. Apply an even layer on your face and allow to absorb into the skin before going out. The general rule is, apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out into the sun.

I’ve been using this sunscreen for a week now and so far I’m satisfied, for the very first time may nagustuhan din ako na sunscreen. Why?

1. It is SPF50+ PA++++ so it is a long-wearing sunscreen.
2. It is so easy to use and apply.
3. Even the sunscreen is white, it blends well on my skin. It does not leave a white cast.
4. It has no irritating smell.
5. It is not sticky and not greasy.
6. I like the velvet finish look.

Since last week, every morning I only use cleanser, toner and Petal Velvet Sunaway. Yes, I stopped using my facial cream and replaced it with sunscreen so I can check if the product really works. After few days of using it, my husband asked me “kung ano daw nilagay ko sa face ko kasi parang fresh daw”. I don’t know kung binobola lang ako ni hubby but because of that, sold na ko sa sunscreen na ito.

If you don’t like to apply too much on your face, this Petal Velvet Sunaway is a good replacement for your cream. But since I have a facial cream, sayang naman kung hindi ko gamitin so my morning routine is, cleanser, toner, cream and sunscreen. If I’m going out, I will apply powder for a perfect finish.

If you are looking for a sunscreen, you can try Petal Velvet Sunaway. The downside of this sunscreen is you need to shake it before using so you can get the right consistency and you need to order this online. Petal Velvet Sunaway 55ml for P480 at Althea Korea.

If this is your first time ordering at Althea Korea, use this link to get a discount for a minimum of P1500 pesos. 

Read: My Shopping Experience at Althea Korea

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October 30, 2018

4 Tips for Using a Paint Sprayer for the First Time

Perfection begins with practice. Painting with a sprayer requires a little practice. You can apply your techniques on a cardboard. More practice creates confidence hence this assures you that you can provide good work and you can move on to painting walls, sideboards, and many more. The following tips will enable you to use a sprayer painter for the first time.

1. Cover yourself and nearby surfaces

The painter should have an overall, gloves to cover your arm and hands, and an approved safety mask to protect your eyes, nose, and mouth. The nearby surfaces such as windows, looks, pieces of furniture, with drop clothes or pieces of cartons. Protecting yourself and the nearby surfaces will help you to avoid unnecessary exposure to paints.


2. Mix your paint

Painting with a sprayer becomes a smooth experience if the paint is mixed well before it is used. You need to stir the paint well and strain before pouring it into the vessel that attaches to your paint sprayer. This helps to prevent clogging. Among all the painting complaints, clogging is the most common. In the painting process dealing with a clog is disruptive and this means that you will spend more time and effort. Therefore, it is important to be proactive by mixing your paint.

3. Learn to use the sprayer

This is done by adjusting your settings and techniques. You need to adjust your settings depending on what you want to paint. Ensure that your sprayer’s nozzles settings are appropriate for the job, if not so change you got to change the settings. If you want to be more precise a narrow setting adjustment is needed. Wider settings will help you cover a larger surface though it can be harder to control. Keep the sprayer in motion in a manner that the sprayer moves in the same pattern as the paint that is being applied. For better results, you have to keep the sprayer at least six to twelve inches away from the surface you are painting.  Speed matters and needs to be kept consistent so as to avoid dripping from the over-applying of paint. With this knowledge, is it good paint sprayer for a professional?

4. Clean it up

After you have finished using your paint sprayer you need to clean it thoroughly. If you find difficulties in cleaning your specific sprayer, you should read the cleaning instructions and follow them accordingly. In order to avoid clogging, cleaning your sprayer is a must so as to eliminate the problem of a sprayer clogged with dry paint. Depending on how a clog with dry paint is, a sprayer may not be used any other time. In addition, after cleaning, proper storage is necessary. You can challenge yourself to do different tasks once you become more ease with a paint sprayer at your hands. I would encourage you to take creative chances regardless of your goal with the paint sprayer.
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