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I tried Althea Korea x Get it Beauty's Real Fresh Skin Detoxer for 5 days and here's why it's not for me

July 31, 2018

Hey, KBeauty fanatics and mommas of all ages on my blog!

Althea Korea's x Get it Beauty's Real Fresh Skin Detoxer is officially available in Althea Korea and you can get them for the price of one! Click here to check it out.

I tried the set for 5 days and here are the things that I like about them and why I think these products is not for me.

My Skin Type:
Overly sensitive skin
Dry skin
Eczema prone skin
Breakout prone skin

Let's start with the Rose variant

If there's something to love about this duo, it's definitely the Rose variant. This 10 second wash-off mask is gentle enough not to cause my skin any redness or irritation. Even though it has a strong scent of Rose, I still love it. 

The rose petals doesn't feel rough even though you slather it on your face. After washing it off, it will leave your skin feeling fresh, vibrant, and glowing! I used this for 5 days, along with my Althea Korea Bare Essentials Line, usually in my morning routine.

What I don't like about this wash-off mask is that if you're not careful and leave it on for more than 10 seconds, let's say you had it on for about 15 - 20 seconds, it will surely dry out your skin. 

Going back to my skincare routine history, me and any products I put on my face that has Green Tea will surely breakout my face. And this one is no different. I'm kind of bummed that this wash-off mask is not working for me. It's supposed to be good with sensitive skin like mine but I guess me and Green Tea will never be friends. Ever.

The Green Tea variant is very soothing and cold when immediately applied on the skin. Then 3 seconds after that, I felt really sharp stinging on my face, I had to wash it off in less than 10 seconds. For 5 days, I just let it sit on my face for about 6 - 8 seconds and wash it off with warm water to soothe my skin. When I was on Day 3, I kind of want to give up already cos my eczema is starting to flare up on the sides of my nose. However, I really wanted to see how well these masks will perform so I extended it for another 2 days. Making that 5 days total.

The stinging didn't stop and at Day 5, my cheeks were already breaking out, and the sides of my nose along with my chin were already flaring up with eczema so I knew I had to stop.

Here you can see spots and red patches on my cheeks and the sides of my nose. Eczema is no joke. They're really itchy and hard to deal with. However, getting eczema has been my best gauge when a product will work with my skin type.

Anywhooo, no regrets here! Just happy I was able to try these new products from Althea x Get it Beauty!

I'm back and probably sticking still with my Althea Korea Bare Essentials line, which is btw, I cannot live without. They help me with my eczema, my skin dryness, and breakouts. I wouldn't trade this skincare line for anything else and I'm glad Althea came out with these products.

Hey, if you have a different skin type than mine, I'd still suggest that you try these wash-off mask and see for yourself how your skin will react. Crossing my fingers that they will work well on your skin. 

However, if you have overly sensitive skin as mine, then, I'd probably stick with more hydrating products. *Wink!

Rookie Mommy PH - ugh, eczema....

Celebrating Smiles Through Art

July 30, 2018

Celebrating Smiles Through Art
Acts of Kindness Hosts Art Exhibit Benefitting Smile Train, the World’s Leading Cleft Charity

Acts of Kindness Hosts Art Exhibit Benefitting Smile Train, the World’s Leading Cleft Charity
MANILA, July 26, 2018 — On July 19, Acts of Kindness and Solaire Resorts and Casino unveiled, “A Celebration of Smiles: Creating smiles and second chances at life through art,” an art exhibit benefitting Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity. The exhibit is being held at Solaire's The Shoppes Artway.

The exhibit features artwork by local and international artists, and some of Smile Train’s former cleft patients. The artwork will be available for sale until September 2 and will help raise funds and awareness for children with clefts in the Philippines.

“We are grateful that Acts of Kindness is hosting this art exhibit to help raise awareness for Smile Train and our local programs here in the Philippines. Through this initiative, not only is Acts of Kindness able to showcase local and international talent, they are also able to help create a brighter future for children born with clefts,” said Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano, Area Director for Smile Train in Southeast Asia.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Smile Train to help fund various local programs to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care for Filipinos. Celebrating Smiles Through Art The art exhibit showcases pieces from Roberto Sanchez, a DJ and entrepreneur by trade, but creatively a self-taught artist; Jon Ray Fernandez, an airline professional turned mixed-media artist; Camy Cabral, a full-time artist with a background in design and advertising; and Albrecht Behmel, an award-winning artist and best-selling writer whose works have been shown in Paris, Beijing, New York, Moscow and London. Despite coming from different backgrounds with different styles of artwork, these artists came together to offer their pieces all for a good cause.

Apart from the seasoned artists, some of the artwork is from Smile Train’s former cleft patients including: Julia Robert Capili, Angel Ibo, Pearl Angeli Miranda, Jervy Hobo and Nickson Cabote. Having interacted with the guests, these individuals have shown how far they’ve come since their initial cleft surgery. “We hope that we can continue to raise awareness for children with clefts in the Philippines and all over the world through these small acts of kindness,” says Flaviano. “We want to continue to spread
smiles and encourage others to do the same.”

For more information about Smile Train's global efforts and to make a donation, please visit Follow Smile Train Philippines on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines.


About Smile Train
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft
surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global
health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe,

Media Contact: Greenbulb Communications
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speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train's sustainable
approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit
About Acts of Kindness
About Acts of Kindness is an initiative that supports various causes and charities through art. They are able to
establish brand awareness, social consciousness, and human interaction to drive trust, civic responsibility and
humanity to today’s busy world by engaging in online and on-ground initiatives. The exhibit will be open for
public viewing until September 2, 2018 at The Shoppes Artway, Solaire, Entertainment City, ParaƱaque City.

Althea Korea's Althea Angels Welcome Gift Box

July 27, 2018

Hey, KBeauty fanatics!

Here's your Althea Korea #AltheaAngels beauty ambassador, reporting for duty. *wink

I finally received my Althea Angels Welcome Gift Box a few days a go and I immediately went ahead and did an unboxing video which you can watch here.

I am super duper excited and beyond happy to be part of the Korean Beauty community that Althea Korea organized. I, never in my entire life of blogging and vlogging would have thought that I'd become part of such a fun community! And this by the way has motivated me to pursue my long lost passion of vlogging! CANT WAIT TO GET A NEW CAMERA SOON! EEEEKKK!!

Anywhoooo, here's a close-up of what I got plus a sneak peek of the two new products that Althea Korea and Get it Beauty TV will be launching soon.

I have here the welcome message by Tammy, a handy mirror and a very cute pouch that says "Spread your wings", also the tote bag! So cute!

Here's the two new products launching soon on the Althea Korea website. It's a collaboration between Althea and Get it Beauty TV. Watch out for this, I'll definitely make a separate blog and vlog, maybe after a week of using these products so I can better give you the ups and downs.

And here I have the three birthday miniature boxes, which by the way are the ones you need if you want to join Althea Korea's 3rd Anniversary Birthday Giveaway. 
See poster below:

Click here to find out more about it. 

And here's me, just teasing you guys with these products!!!

Stay tuned for more KBeauty content in my blog and vlog!


Rookie Mommy PH - Spread Your Wings!

3 Easy to Find Remedies For Mosquito Bites and Marks

July 24, 2018

Hey, mommas!

Rainy season is here and we all know what that means. More mosquitoes, more mosquito bites. Arya and I have been dealing with mosquitoes and bites since June. I asked my aunt, my mother-in-law, and a few mommas in our First Time Mom community what remedies do they use when dealing with the itchy mosquito bites.


July 23, 2018

Hey, rookie mommas!

One of my fave online stores is having a massive midyear sale on July 25 - August 3, 2018!

Where to buy pre-loved children's book online

July 11, 2018

Hiya, rookie mommas!

I just found a gem! If you're like me who loves to read and love to save money at the same time, then read on. 

My daughter is turning 3 on July 15th and we are slowly increasing our story time, one in the afternoon, and another before turning off the light. I have to admit, Arya is a bit slow on creating conversations but I hope, with the help on increasing our reading time and talking, she'll properly learn how to pronounce words clearly and hopefully, manage to hold a conversation.

So, I was hunting for books online and a momma friend of mine recommended this online Facebook store to me: SAM's Pre-love Spot

I'm not entirely sure if Sam is a He or a She but one thing for sure, they sell tons of pre-loved books! I found hundreds of children's book and I tried to purchase a few just to see how good the quality of the book is last week. Me, and Arya, received the books today and I am very impressed!

These books cost P100.00 per piece and they are of great quality! Walang punit, or any sort of damage. As in parang brand new pa!

All these book + shipping = P435.00.
Seller is very accommodating! I paid using bank transfer and it was a smooth transaction as well. I actually reserved a few more books that I'll need to pay next week after sweldo day. Teehee!

This is totally something I'd recommend to my fellow mommas out there! Super sulit!

Rookie Mommy PH - Happy book shopping!

We're now officially part of Althea's Althea Angels!

July 2, 2018

Hello, mga kikay moms!

Rookie Mommy PH is so happy and proud to announce that our blog has been picked to be part of Althea's Althea Angels - Althea's Beauty Ambassador Community!

Althea, everyone's leading online Kbeauty store has been my go-to source of all my Korean skincare and beauty products. I've been with them from the start up to this day.

We are very excited to meet our fellow Kbeauty Ambassadors all over Asia and I'm so excited to start this new journey with my followers.

Here's something to look forward to from Althea this July!

Thanks for all the support!

Rookie Mommy PH - Gandang, Koreana!