Martes, Abril 23, 2019

INNISFREE Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Hydrating (BLUE) Review

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Hydrating (Blue)

Summer in the Philippines, especially in my hometown GenSan (also known as GenSun), can be very hot and dry.  Spending even just a few seconds under the sun can already cause you sun burn and skin damage that will last a lifetime! P.S. this is not an exaggeration.

Since summer started, I also started a new skin care routine that includes everything that can give my face and body hydration. And I’m so glad that this routine includes the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Hydrating (Blue).  Check out the product details below and why I love it:


Claim to Fame: Helps hydrate your skin (especially during Summer and Winter Seasons)

Fast Facts:

The volcanic cluster blue mask controls sebum and moisturizes your skin. It contains Jeju volcanic clusters and hyaluronic acid. The blue mask corrects the skin balance of moisture and oil to cleanly refine the skin while leaving it non-greasy. Its water gel clay texture allows it to be spread thinly and dries fast on skin.

Perfect for: Dry Skin

How to Use:

After cleansing, apply an appropriate amount on a dry face and smooth over the problem areas, avoiding the eye and lip areas. After application, wait 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. (use 1-2 times a week)


Water,Kaolin,Propanediol,Silica,Bentonite,Glycerin,Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891),Microcrystalline Cellulose,Sodium Hyaluronate,Volcanic Ash,Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract,Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract,Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract,Orchid Extract,Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract,1,2-Hexanediol,Polysorbate 20,Cellulose Gum,Xanthan Gum,Mica,Glyceryl Caprylate,Dimethicone,Disodium Edta,Ultramarines (Ci 77007)


1.       It helps hydrate your skin

Surprise! Surprise! The Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Hydrating (Blue) actually gets the job done. Its purpose is to hydrate your skin and it does. It also gives your face instant moisture which is really great. Although, I still recommend that you use a moisturizer, or in my case a night cream, right after using this.

2.       It balances facial oil

The day after I used this mask, I’ve noticed my facial oil factory lying-low for quite some time. This is really good! It lessens your oil but still moisturizes your face and keeps your face from being flaky from the hot weather.

3.       The Neat Packaging

I love Innisfree’s overall branding. They are neat and simple but still attractive. I think as a beauty brand, you really should keep your product designs as minimalist as possible and just focus on the how good your product is. Less is always more.

4.       It’s Skin-Friendly

I’ve actually read from another review that the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Hydrating (Blue) has a skin-friendly formulation that you can use this even up to 3-4 times per week unlike other masks. I haven’t tried using this four times a week yet but I’m planning to. I’ll give you an update as soon as I did.

5.       It comes off easily

Yes, you’ve read that right. The Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Hydrating (Blue) is not your typical colored clay mask that stays too long on your face even after you have washed it. One wash is enough (although I recommend washing twice just to make sure you get everything off).


Deal Breakers

1.       The Texture

I don’t like the texture. I know that it has a water gel clay texture but the texture is not any different from other clay masks. I had a hard time spreading the product on my face.


If you are having a hard time applying a clay mask on your face, I recommend using a foundation brush. It will make it easier for you to spread the product and the


2.       The Smell

I’ve noticed this the first time that I used it. The Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Hydrating (Blue) smells a little pungent. It resembles slightly the smell of poster paint, although not that strong.

I can take the smell since you only have to leave this on your face for 10 minutes. However, I don’t recommend this for people who have very sensitive nose.


I like the product very much since it delivers what it promises: hydrating your face.

Have you tried this product too? Let me know what you think at the comment section below.

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Miyerkules, Abril 3, 2019

BAKE Cheese Tart: A Must-try of Every Foodie

During my trip to Japan last 2017, I was able to indulge in one of their famous delicacies, the cheese tart.

For someone who has a sweet tooth, I can never forget the heavenly taste of that cheese tart. One bite and I was surely hooked. Good thing that these goodies already made their way to the Philippines and I happen to passed by BAKE Cheese Tart at The Podium after my meeting.

BAKE Cheese Tart opened its door in the Philippines almost two years ago. They opened their first branch at The Podium and in less than a month, opened their second branch at PowerPlant Mall Rockwell.

BAKE Cheese Tart offers freshly baked cheese tart using four types of cheese - three from Hokkaido and one from France.  This unique cheese combination plus the richness and freshness of all ingredients made this brand a crowd's favorite. They have actually been coined as the "Best Cheese Tart Ever". Imagine, they are serving more than 35 million cheese tarts in a year! 

cheese tart


Each BAKE Cheese Tart is sold at Php 95 while for a box of 6 pcs is at Php540


Heavenly! Every bite is just amazing. I love it! The sweet and salty blends perfectly well. I also love the tart crust. It is also something that you will crave for more. Di sya nakakaumay!

I've also noticed that the Japanese had already perfected the art of creating cheese tarts as this cheese tart almost tasted like the famous Pablo's. Actually, this tasted better than Pablo's. (P.S. I recently ate Pablo's at BGC just to compare.)


So sosyal! Yes, their paper bag looks like you bought something from MAC or any imported beauty brand. Each cheese tart is also carefully packaged in a two-layer box, making sure not to ruin the masterpiece.


They are going for a minimalistic look and I like it. It looks so clean and it doesn't distract you from buying their product.


Two thumps up for the taste! This is definitely a must-try for foodies. However, it is kinda expensive for me. Maybe I'll buy this again the next time I'll be at The Podium but not any time soon. 

cheese tart
Look at that creamy filling

You can visit BAKE Cheese Tart at The Podium, 18 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila. They are open from 10am - 10pm.

Are you a fan of cheese tarts too? What brands do you prefer? Let me know at the comment section below.
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Martes, Abril 2, 2019


I got a pack of Jumiso RichNourishment Sheet Mask from my sister, Veronica, when she went home last February. I’m not totally familiar with this KBeauty brand so I was not really keen on using it. However, my sister told me that this is a really good brand and that I should try it as soon as possible.

Well, I didn’t. I mean, I wasn’t able to because I forgot that I have this in my stash.

Fast forward to the last week of March and my skin can already feel the summer heat. My face really felt so rough and dry these past few days and it really bothered me. So I decided to give this Jumiso HelloSkin Rich Nourishment Sheet Mask a try. And boy, was I so happy!


CLAIM TO FAME: A nutrient-rich mask fortified with 2 fermented ingredients to boost skin health from the inside out (taken from the back of the pack, verbatim)

FAST FACTS: Infused with Korean herbs and black ginseng extract to revitalize skin; leaves a plump and youthful look; supercharged with Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate and Lactobacillus Ferment to deliver amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins to skin; firms and boosts elasticity with special ceramide complex; 100% mild cotton yarn sheet mask adheres to skin perfectly to promote maximum absorption while minimizing skin damage. (taken from the back of the pack, verbatim)

PERFECT FOR: Nourishing aging skin

Open the pack and pull out the mask with the mesh. Carefully unfold the mask with the mesh and fit it over your face (Check out my video on how I did this). Leave it on and relax (grab a book or watch TV!) for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the sheet mask. Gently pat the essence onto skin for maximum effect. 

WHY I LOVE JUMISO HelloSkin Rich Nourishment Sheet Mask

1) Easily hydrates face in seconds

My favorite part of using a sheet mask is the moment that you place it on your face and you can instantly feel the cooling sensation of the sheet mask. It’s like magic! And the Jumiso HelloSkin Rich Nourishment Sheet Mask does this! Just seconds after applying it on my face, I felt the sheet mask worked its magic and I love it.

2) No sticky residue afterwards

After 20 minutes of pure relaxation, I took off the sheet mask and felt great. It didn’t feel sticky or oily. I have tried other sheet masks before that leaves a sticky residue after taking it off and my face feels heavy.  Good thing, Jumiso Rich Nourishment Sheet Mask will just leave your face feeling cool, fresh and smooth that you can use this even in the morning.

3) It comes with mesh liner

The sheet mask also came with a mesh which makes it very convenient. The mesh liner helps you apply the sheet mask without worrying that you may rip it or crumple it. I have experiences with other sheet masks ripping and this can be avoided with the use of the mesh. It is also easier to put it on your face with the mesh.

4) Lots of excess liquid

I love the fact that the Jumiso Rich Nourishment Sheet Mask  is very generous when it comes to the amount of liquid of their sheet masks. I’ve read similar reviews that all of Jumiso’s sheet masks are heavily soaked in their liquid formula. This is great news since I ended up lathering my neck, arms and feet with this excess liquid.

This is how I look like with a sheet mask. Hello Glasses!

There you have it, Beauties! Hope this helps!

Have you tried Jumiso Rich Nourishment Sheet Mask too? Let me know your thoughts at the comment section. 

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