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Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Review

September 12, 2016

Review Time!

Hey ladies, especially our mommas!

It's been a while since I reviewed a product for us but don't fret, I just found the perfect toner for us! And it is super duper affordable!

I was on this never ending hunt for toners that will become bffs with my skin because I am seriously having the big pimple breakout plus eczema. Like seriously, fighting eczema is like being on a really bad relationship - it is complicated! Yung tipong akala mo okay na, pero hindi pala, hindi kayo match kaya kailangan mo siyang iwan at humanap ng ibang mag click for you!

So I went to one of my fave organic store - Healthy Options because I was buying Arya her Puffs (which I will be reviewing soon) and I accidentally went to the Face Care section and saw this travel size 100% all natural Witch Hazel extract. Now, now, what exactly is a Witch Hazel?

Witch Hazel
  • A shrub with fragrant yellow flowers that is widely grown as an ornamental. American species flower in autumn, and Asian species in winter.
  • An astringent lotion made from the bark and leaves of this plant.

I tried using Witch Hazel before but in gel form. Back in High School when I was having a bad itchy allergic reaction to something I cannot remember....hmmm...

So anyway, I checked the label and it says a bunch of benefits that is surely plus point to me:

  1. Fragrance free
  2. Non drying
  3. All natural
  4. Tones pores
  5. Removes and balances oil
  6. Soothes and refreshes

I tried a LOT of organic toners and this is by far the best on my list! 

  1. It doesn't sting. Most toners when put on sensitive skin can sting a little but this on. NO! WALA!
  2. Non drying. Okay, I have to give like 100 thumbs up on this. It is super gentle on my skin. It is not drying at all! Which is what I am surprised about because most toners - even the organic ones are drying. Like you'll feel your skin tightens when you smile or something.
  3. Keeps skin hydrated all day. My sensitive skin stopped flaking in a day of usage.
  4. Gives you the glow. Of all the products the claims "gives you that glowing look" this one is by war the only one that proved it. They don't even say it on the label! I mean, I feel ugly now because of my two giant pimple but hey, I am gloooowing!
  5. Affordable. P89.00 pesos lang guys, P89.00 lang! Murang mura!
  1. Smell. You'll probably gonna hate this too but it doesn't stay long. It smells like rotten fish! so be sure to put this first before your face treatment or night cream.
  2. Over use. Okay, I think I might have overused the product. lol The recommended usage is only 2 times daily and I think I apply more 4 times a day so my skin started to react negatively also. But I already fixed it by lessening the amount I put plus putting it only every morning and night followed by my Physiogel Face cream.

Mommy Must - Have

I super duper recommend this to the moms especially because I know how important skin care is to us BUT chasing our babies around gives us so little time to do our skin care routine and I believe this product right here does the job done by taking care of our skin's needs. You should try it! 

Overall Experience:

I'm giving this 100 thumbs up! lol I could praise this product forever! I'll update this review after a long time of using this product.

*This is not a sponsored post. 

Rookie Mommy PH - Gotta love Healthy Options. 

Cycles Sensitive Anti-Mosquito Citronella Patches Review

September 7, 2016

Review Time!

I've been hoarding a lot of these ever since the rain started. Mosquitoes is very prevalent in the Philippines and so does Dengue. Duhn! Duhn! Duhn!

These mosquito patches were recommended to me by my aunt as she use these to her son whenever they go out. Sabi nga nya' "Just stick and go! Okay na". So, here I am, a first time mom who is not a fan of putting strong mosquito repellent lotions decided to purchase a few for Arya.

Direction for use:

Peel-off patch from the pack and stick on the clothes, strollers, bags, and other objects near your baby/child. The natural citronella extract keeps mosquitoes away once opened. Store remaining patches in the resealable pack for future use.


Citronella Oil - 30%
Eucalyptus Oil - 20%
Pomelo Oil - 15%
Lemon Oil - 10%
Peppermint Oil - 10%
Menthol - 10%
Orange Oil - 5%

So basically, it's a very easy-to-use - non-messy - greasy - mosquito repellent product - which what I looove!

I don't actually stick these to Arya's clothes. Instead, I stick this to our doors, windows, air conditioner, and walls. If only possible, I'd cover our house with these patches. lol!
Honestly, it's very convenient for me. Some of you may have problems with the smell if you're not a fan of minty-cool-refreshing-herbal scent but me, na-uh! Love it! - I think it is just me - being a fan of Efficascent Oils and Bengay. haha!

Just like the popular game - Pokemon Go, you can also go and collect them all! Cuties!
I can't remember what the price exactly but it is less than a P100.00 for 12 patches. I usually get mine from Baby Company. I believe these are available in leading baby stores.

Overall Experience:
I'm giving this 5 stars! It's very convenient, affordable, easy-to-use, and handy. It is also very effective. We have a lot of mosquitoes around the house because we have a lot of fish tanks that eats baby mosquitoes (too lazy to Google what they are called scientifically). So the patches gives me that extra peace of mind. Of course, you could always go the extra mile by putting insect repellent on your babies' skin but better make sure it is made from all natural ingredients. Insect repellent tends to be naturally strong that's why I don't want any of those on Arya's skin. Allergic reactions is a no - no!

 Be sure to wash your hands after peeling the patches and sticking them wherever. :)

Rookie Mommy PH - Tepok lamok!

Benefits of Scrubbing and Sugar Waxing

September 4, 2016

Please excuse my feet.

Anyone here tried sugar waxing before?

I am big fan of leg waxing but I never tried sugar waxing before - only reason that's holding me back from trying is I know that it will be much much painful that the regular waxing done at waxing salons.

During an afternoon stroll at Ayala Fairview Terraces, I passed by Whipped and decided to try out their Caramel Scrub and Sugar Wax for half of my leg. I usually do full legs but the hair on my upper leg is still thin and barely noticeable.

Since this is my first time doing this, I decided to interview and ask Ate Jane. She's the one who's going to do the sugar waxing on my legs.

I asked her what are some of the benefits of sugar waxing and I was surprised that compared to the regular waxing I am used to, sugar waxing is by war the best option for my skin!

Benefits of Scrubbing and Sugar Waxing:

  • Scrubbing rids of your skin's impurities and dead skin cells immediately.
  • Evens out your skin tone by removing dark patches.
  • Lightens unwanted body marks.
  • Improves skin texture
  • Gives you a healthier and smooth skin.
  • It's all natural and organic because it is made from Sugar, Water, and Lemon!
  • Reduces chances of ingrown hair. Yuck!
  • Less painful and and discomfort. Well, you have to experience this yourself first.
  • Minimizes risk of hair breakage.
  • Sanitary and non-comedogenic.
The session basically will start from getting your legs sprayed with water - scrubbed - and waxed. 


Sugar Waxing... eerrr are you guys seeing my leg hair?! EEEWWW!!! 

and more waxing....

Overall Experience:

I am giving this 5 stars! I enjoyed every bits of it. Kahit na masakit. I never felt this "clean" and hair-free. :)

You can check out Whipped Waxing salon here.

Rookie Mommy PH - Thick hair? Don't care! Kebs!