The Beauty Recipe Review

Because I haven’t found a beauty regimen that is suitable for me, I am in a constant search for beauty products. While browsing my facebook, I stumbled upon the sponsored post of the Beauty Recipe Philippines. So I ordered their toner, day and night moisturizer. 

It has been weeks since I have used it and here are my reviews on each.

General Review

It was taken by courier to my home. It came with a box and a rafia ribbon with a gratitude note. The toner was packed with a bubble wrap which I appreciate but the product had some spill.Each moisturizer had a separate box. The prints were adorable. I appreciate the details. 

But the one I noticed is that it is bulky. When you need to bring it for traveling or an overnight, it consumes lots of space. It is also not flexible because you have to organize it properly in your regimen bag so that it won’t spill or cause a mess after opening.

APPLE PORE MINIMIZER TONER 

From their facebook post

Photo from Beauty Recipe Philippines

Beauty Recipe’s Apple Pore Minimizer removes the deep seated dirt trapped inside pores. Let’s face it, your facial wash or face soap can only do so much. And when you don’t use a toner before going to bed,  you’ll be spending the next 4 days with a bump on your face. 

When used regularly, it can minimize pores and balance the skin’s PH level. If in case you snoozed through PH day in chemistry class, the ideal PH level is 5.5. If the skin’s PH level is far from 5.5, it will be dry or oily. This toner however, helps in making the skin’s PH  as near to 5.5 as possible. YES! Balancing your skin’s PH is easier than balancing your life! 

It also contains apple extract that is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, both important properties in keeping the skin youtful and energized. Retail Price is P330 for a 250 ML bottle.

My Review

I love this product. Among the three I bought, this one is my favorite.

  • It can really clean your face even after washing.
  • It smells good.
  • It has some cooling effect when you apply it to your skin.
  • It doesn’t dry out your skin like other toners.
  • It was successful in minimizing my pores.

The drawback includes the packaging and the stinging that it leaves on certain areas of your face. The bottle is actually aesthetically pleasing but it is not handy and the bottle cap is prone for spillage.

TOMATO DD DAY CREAM WITH SPF 30

From their facebook post

Photo from The Beauty Recipe

Our revolutionary DD cream contains tomato extract and sunscreen – crucial ingredients needed to bring out your skin’s natural pinkish glow, hide blemishes and other imperfections while protecting your skin from intense sun damage. Its dewy finish makes it suitable for dry skin. DD cream blends well with any skin tone and can be used as an excellent make up base. 15 grams. Price: P340

My Review

This a very moisturizing product with a dewy finish. Dewy doesn’t sit well with my skin though because I am naturally oily.

  • It makes my skin very shiny even after I powdered. 
  • It doesn’t have a good coverage, is not buildable and when I wear for the day, it makes my skin blotchy.
  • It gives me breakout. 
  • The color is in the pinky tone and it is not flexible for other skin tones.
  • The packaging is nice but I would prefer a pump type because it is more hygenic and handy to bring. 

      MOISTURIZER WHITENING NIGHT CREAM

      from their facebook post

      Photo from the Beauty Recipe

      OUR BESTSELLER!!! Beauty Recipe’s Whitening Night Cream Moisturizer hydrates and whitens skin while you sleep. It also tightens pores and nourishes dull and tired skin. Contains MELAWHITE, a safe and effective ingredient that moisturizes and lightens skin naturally. It visibly lessens fine lines and wrinkles and whitens skin through regular use.Smooth on face and neck after cleansing. Apply every night.30 grams. Retail Php 330

      My Review

      At night, no matter how oily I get through the day, my skin tend to dry out. This product might just the solution for me.

      • This is hydrating and moisturizing.
      • A small amount goes a long way.
      • It doesn’t give me breakouts. 
      • It doesn’t have a greasy feel.
      • My pores has considerable minimized.
      • I haven’t noticed much if my skin has already whitened though.

      The one drawback is again the packaging. It is really hygenic if they use the pump. 

      CONCLUSION

      I really liked 2 out the 3 products that I have used. The DD cream just wasn’t for me. 

      For more details about their products, go to beautyrecipe.ph.


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      Marley at One

      Last March, we spent our time preparing for my daughter’s first birthday. She is our first child and it is exciting for first-time parents to prepare for this kind of event.

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      First stop was here prebirthday photoshoot. I hired our wedding photographer, Ravie Wong, who loved shooting her. Ravie is a friend and wedding and lifestyle photographer. If you want to see her work, go to her website.

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      Next we hired our other suppliers. The venue and food was at MaRro’s Cocina who happen to have great food and services. Unfortunately, they have already closed down due to legal matters.

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      The host and entertainment from Dexter’s party labs. They provided the fun and games as well as a bubble show which the children enjoyed. They also have other services.

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      Marley’s cake and cupcakes was made by the very lovely Miss Karen Lucasan of Zozo’s. She made this intricate designs of flowers and grasses. Her cakes are to die for. I think she is the best there is in our town.

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      The decors and stuffs we made by me and my husband’s precious hands with things like here milk cartons, paper flowers, etc.

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      There is nothing more enjoyable than doing something special for your child. We are very thankful that my daughter celebrated her first birthday. She is truly a blessing and I thank God to fullest for her wonderful presence in our lives.

      My Thoughts on Bullet Journaling

      I was so happy when I stumbled upon bullet journaling a few days ago. For me using a premade planner is a little bit boring because you are stuck with what you have. But with the bullet journal, there are endless possibilities.

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      Although I enjoyed doing bullet journal, like any other, it has its pros and cons.

      Pros

      – It is crude and simple. Literally all you need is a pen and a notebook and then plan your task for the day or a week, finish it or migrate if you are unable to do so. Know more about the foundamentals of bullet journal, here.

      – If you are creative and wants uninhibited form of planning, then this is for you. As I have said it has endless possibilities. Pinterest and instagram have boasted some of the most beautiful bujo spreads. People make different creative stuff and its redefining the world of planning.

      *(Bujo is short for bullet journal)

      – Making a bujo was really relaxing for me. It takes my mind off to the constant rumblings of the world. Its free-range form makes it therapeutic.

      – It improves your handwriting skills. Because it is crude, meaning you have to make everything yourself, I, personally, make an effort to make everything understandable, readable and clean.

      – It improves planning and organizational skills. Although the fundamentals of a bujo is very simple, but making it your own is strategic. You have to think as a maker and not a just a planner.

      – You can control everything and you can make spreads that suit your life, personality and needs.

      Cons

      – It is time consuming because you have to make everything from scratch.

      – It can be a two-way street for the perfectionist. While perfectionist spreads beautifully graces the pages of pinterest and instagram, a little smear can cause stress to these kinds of people. I have a friend who repeats everything from the beginning if she sees something wrong with her work.

      – The idea of the planner is to make everything easier but with people posting super beautiful spreads in social media, some people gets insecure in starting one especially those doesn’t have good handwriting and doesn’t know how to doodle.

      – Social media also sets an expensive trend, from the notebook to the pens they use.

      Easy is the key to planning. Use the planner that is convenient for you. Don’t worry about the trends that is popping all over the internet. What is important is that you get the task done because you have planned.

      Weekend Gathering

      One weekend my sister, Kate decided to come home unannounced. She drove 10 hours straight and lively gave her pasalubongs (gifts) for everyone.

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      She made sure she had the best time with her short vacation. She marked it with good conversation, laughs and experienced Iligan’s gastronomic feats.

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      The world today demands so much but happiness will come iregardless of shortness of time. And your family will almost always give you the best laugh life can give. So spend with your loved ones.

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      Clothing Haul for my Toddler

      About a week ago, we went to Cagayan de Oro City (CDO). As compared to our home city, CDO is highly urbanized which means they have more shops for babies and toddlers. I have look at Gingersnaps on that faithful day and I instantly loved their style. I don’t usually shop in a physical store because most of my daughters clothes were bought online, given and hand-me-downs.

      Gingersnaps is a homegrown kids and maternity clothing company based in Manila. And I am so happy that I went to look at their dainty shop. I found a mommy haven. (This is not a sponsored post).

      I admit I went a little bit excited and got more than I should have but everything was so cute. If I am not careful, I am going to be a spoiler. Here are some of the outfits I picked and paired. (Forgive the nonprofessional photos and the condition of the clothes. She played with it and dumped it somewhere. Toddlers!)

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      Tips for moms for clothes shopping,
      especially the new mommies:

      – kids grow too fast, you need to get them something that they won’t easily outgrow. And don’t overdo the buying they will probably their wear clothes less than 5 times.
      – when you do buy some clothes, buy them at the end of the season rather than on the season because it will usually be a supersale.

      Have fun dressing your kids 🙂

      Why I Choose a Simple Wedding Gown

      June is coming and the wedding season is on. I am sure June brides are already excited and there is nothing more satisfying than getting your dream gown done.

      Each bride is unique but we all have one  thing in common, we want to look beautiful in our wedding gown. You should, it is your day.

      On my wedding, I wanted to go with a simple and elegant design with emphasis on comfort. I looked at some designs at the internet and eventually found one that suit me. I had my seamstress made it.

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      In choosing my gown, I kept the folloing in mind

      1. I am pregnant at that time and being pregnant means your body temperature is much higher than your non-gravid body. And I live in the tropics where it id warm almost all year round. The church that I was wed in has no air conditioning. So I will need a breezy gown. (To note: I will still choose comfort even if I am not)

      Continue reading Why I Choose a Simple Wedding Gown

      A Dedication to my Daughter on Mother’s Day

      Dearest Beautiful,

      Please know that your are one of the greatest blessing that I have received. And everything that I do, I do it for you and your father. You may not understand everything now and I will make mistakes along the way, but please know that I love you.

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      My child, I am so thankful to the Almighty because He gave me you. I wouldn’t change anything about you nor will I ever change the way I conceived, I delivered and I took care of you from day 0 up to now.

      Thank you because you are you. Your uniqueness and qualities that is quite familiar to me and your father makes us so happy. Thank you because everything about you is filled with the radiant sunshine of God’s beautiful glory.

      I will go through every sweat, tear, pain and all the hardships for you. Everyone can promise you the moon and back, but no one will ever want to sacrifice and go through hell to bring you that except your father and I. We will do everything in our power to keep you safe, happy, loved and best of all godly.DSC_2960

      I wish you nothing but all the happiness in the world. Have a good heart always and grow in God’s teachings.  I wouldn’t care about soaring grades, pageantries or any other worldly achievements, because, my beautiful child you are more than enough. Even at your ugliest, you will always be enough.

      I will always be there for you. I will fight your fight. I will listen to you. I will come to you in a heartbeat because your more important than anything in this world.

      My love, I love you so much with a never ending loop.

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      Nanay

       

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       Photos by Ravie Wong