Gifts any mom would love on Mother’s Day

There’s a myriad of gifts to give your mom this Mother’s Day but giving her something useful, practical and that will last is what we all desire for our special “Mama”.

So here are five (5) gifts any mom would love to receive on Mother’s Day. 

  • Organic soaps

Every mom loves to be pampered and bath time is no exemption. Lathering in organic, handmade and natural soaps is the most inexpensive luxury. Main reason is because they often lack time and just stick with the basic skin care – a gentle bar of soap. Gift her with one that is not just any soap but also effective to remove skin problems like acne, pimple marks, warts, and other imperfections. Tried and tested by the Japanese – Kojic Acid Soap is a perfect example, and so are the likes of Rice, Oatmeal, Gluthatione, & Papaya Soaps. 

Price starts at P100 shop here POSH BOUTIQUE ONLINE

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  • Makeup

Another staple, whether it is lipstick, eyebrow pen or powder. Moms need to look put-up and fab even in a time constricted life. Featured in past post How to look lovely when you’re always in a hurry – some beauty hacks for busy mothers.

*A Korean makeup trend is orange or peachy lippie hue that compliments almost any skintone.

Price starts at P99. Shop here POSH BOUTIQUE ONLINE

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  • Skin Care

The fame of K-beauty is due to its emphasis on skin care. From the simplest sheet mask to the more sophisticated serum and oils. The goal is to have clear, smooth and fair skin. And who doesn’t like that?!

Price starts at P39. Shop here POSH BOUTIQUE ONLINE

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  • Travel essentials

Mothers don’t need to travel in order to have these must-haves, these are essential items in any working mom. Commuting can bring so much stress to our dear momsies especially in dealing with Manila traffic. Bag organisers or cosmetic bags are very practical and so is eye cooling mask. Relaxes tired eyes from a day’s work or trip. 

Price starts at P149. Shop Here POSH BOUTIQUE ONLINE

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  • Coin Purse/Wallets

Koreans also came out with cute, fashionable and most importantly – affordable coin purses/wallet. Moms know first and foremost how to save every peso coin. Giving her a purse will be of greatest use for her and she will surely be delighted.

Price starts at P49. Shop here POSH BOUTIQUE ONLINE 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: PHOTOS DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE ACTUAL COLOUR OR APPEARANCE OF THE ITEM. 

much love,

mitch.e

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Beauty in a budget v.2

Let’s face it, not all can afford high end make up! But, being money savvy doesn’t mean you’d be ugly. Praise heavens for beauty brands that now cater to budget conscious ladies. Aside from their pocket friendly prices, some products come in cute and earth friendly packaging which I personally prefer 🙂

Here are the beauty-in-a-budget brands you should check out;

  • Onsaemeein – a brand from South Korea that makes great moisturizers with price as low as P399. Their bestsellers ~ Perfect Moisture Cream, Milky Whitening Soft Cream & Lumiere Gold Cream.

 

  • Boomdeah Dah – another Korean brand that is also very inexpensive. The Everyday mask retails at P30 each and they have great skincare line, too!

  • Ellana Minerals – Proudly “Pinoy” and the first in the Philippines that offers mineral based products in affordable prices. They promise to give poreless and complete coverage with their organic and cruelty-free makeup. Their popular items are Mineral powder (multi-use) & Loose mineral powder foundation.

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  • Y.E.T – Stands for Yes, Enjoy Time! Another K-beauty entry that was just recently established but became highly popular among the trendy and fashionable. It’s now included in the top 10 cosmetic brand in Korea. They have the cutest Sheet Masks in the market, addressing the basic skin problems like dry skin, ageing, and enlarged pores or oiliness. 

  • LadyKin – another successful K-beauty Company that was launched the same year as that of Y.E.T which was 2012. And it’s mission is to provide high quality but affordable skincare and beauty line. Top selling items are Confidence Nude Face Cream, Shadow Stick, Snail Cream, Real Like Innateline Eyebrow, & many others. 

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That’s it for today lovelies. Because beauty doesn’t mean we have to break the bank, spend wisely and choose brands that are budget-friendly. 

Love,

mitch.e

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Next post – all about Eyebrows 😍

Holiday Red Lips

Christmas parties and get together’s left and right? Stand out with the perfect holiday red lip.

I used to fret wearing this bold lip color but I guess confidence & skill come with age 😉

A bold red lip is a classic and sophisticated look.

I’m feeling generous for the season and so I’m sharing with you this scientific based hack..

  • Choose the right shade of “red” by following this simple guide;

💄Fair with Cool undertones = Choose Blue-based or Pink-based reds like Raspberry

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💄Fair with Warm undertones = Orange based reds

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💄Olive with Yellow-Green undertones = Brick or Rust colored reds

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💄”Morena” Complexions = pick bright Cherry red

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💄Deep Complexions = try Orange-based or Blue-based reds like plum

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Rock those parties ladies and make them Red-lipstick envy 💄hope this guide helps 😊

much love ❤️
mitch
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New Affordable Mask Sheets to try

K-beauty just released new brands that offer affordable but effective sheet masks. These trendy masks are not just budget friendly but target the prevalent skin problems such as excessive oil production, pores, dehydration and premature skin aging.

 Photos and information are taken from their official website.


  • Boom de ah dah

This new brand has 8 different flavors of mask sheets. Yes they call it – flavors – because their masks are made of natural fruit and vegetables. As Nature has the best skin solution. Suitable for all skin types, and each flavor has specific use/s as indicated in its packaging.

  1. Green Tea
  2. Aloe
  3. Lemon – Lime
  4. Rice
  5. Honey
  6. Berry
  7. Pomegranate
  8. Olive

  • Y.E.T Don’t Worry Sheet Masks

Fashionable and cute, these masks instantly caught the attention of K-beauty fanatics.

Straight forward, each mask focuses on the 3 main skin concerns; dehydration, wrinkles or skin aging and oiliness.

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  1. Heart beating mask – nutrition

  2. Infant mask – wrinkles

  3. Police mask – Oil control

Heart Beating/Nutrition

This mask protects lipid of skin and gives skin nutrition and moisture.

Also creates hydrated and resilient skin while exfoliating the surface.

Helping the skin become bright and energetic.

Best for exfoliation, nutrition, and moisture all in one mask.

Infant/Wrinkle

This anti-wrinkle mask replenishes and locks moisture in the skin.

While also improving elasticity and fighting against wrinkles to help you achieve baby soft skin.

Oil Control

Has lemon extract and contains natural AHA that controls sebum and removes waste from the skin.

Try one of these masks tonight 😊 it won’t hurt your wallets and will help keep your skin healthy and young looking.

Much love,
Mitch
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Why you should try Sheet Masks

The genius of Korean Beauty (K-Beauty) – sheet mask sensation is the latest in skincare. Became widely popular that even western beauty companies had to quickly conform.

So why try one?

1. It’s life-changing.

While Koreans use sheet masks as part of their Korean 10-step program, we Pinays are relatively new to this trend. And now we’d see our fave K-pop stars wearing one with goofy & candid selfies. And as loyal fans, we might as well take the habit like our idols 😉

One of the biggest benefits of Face Sheet Mask is that it delivers product deep into the skin in a concentrated way. It’s conveniently applying product with occlusion (cover) to penetrate deeply into the skin. Mud masks or other creams when applied directly in skin evaporates rapidly leaving very little to absorb in our deprived skin. So having a cover in sheet masks, the skin transforming ingredients seep into the skin like magic.

Thus providing instant effects in regards to skin’s moisture, elasticity, pre-mature aging and pore care.

2. It’s affordable!

I know most of us are money savvy but masks are actually much affordable!

It’s an inexpensive way to treat yourself than spending thousands on facials.

3. It’s relaxing…

😉 The best way to pamper yourself without breaking the bank. All it takes is 20 minutes and you can listen to Spotify, watch GOT, meditate, or read a book while on mask!

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Why not? For sheet mask as low as P30 you can enjoy this trend at the comfort of your own home ❤️

Love; Mitch 💗

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How to look lovely when you’re always in a hurry

I’m following this beauty guru in YouTube for years now – Wayne Goss. This expert knows what he’s talking about. He makes videos and known for his brief, effective and practical beauty hacks and makeup lessons. Goss makes everything simple, a basic eyeshadow trick for even the laziest girls. Much of what I’ve learned are from him and from a few other famous personalities in the web.

Yes there’s hope,

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I’m sharing some useful tips for us Pinays who are always nagmamadali or always on the go.

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Tip #1 – Choose products wisely

Select products that will help you achieve that wow look in no time, like BB creams or tinted moisturizers. Skipping a few steps in our daily struggle is crucial. After skincare, apply a fair amount of BB cream/tinted moisturizer. You’ll be surprised, they’re so easy to apply and blend compared to liquid or cream foundations as your base.




Tip #2 – Kilay is Life (eyebrow is life)

Haha, but yes it is. Eyebrow is huge nowadays. I can’t imagine myself going out with no eyebrows or my brows in halves, shameless! Don’t fret my loves, there’s a ton of brow products in the market right now for as low as P100. Make sure to pick the one that’s long wearing and with spooly/brush.


Tip #3 – Eye makeup in a flash

I actually skip this step most of the time since I’m wearing my glasses. But, when certain occasions demand a quick eye makeup, I’ve got an arsenal of products that’s highly recommended. Stick eyeshadow is heaven sent and will give you the fastest eye makeup imaginable. Yes, in less than a minute for me 😉 Just swipe and blend with your fingers, easy peasy! Apply liner or mascara as desired and voila pretty eyes.




Tip #4 – Crush blush

Flaunt your cheeks baby. Yes, rosy and plump cheeks is a sign of youth and vitality. And like what I’ve learned from Goss, you can use the same blush to subtly contour your face by applying it in the high points of your face. For that youthful and lovely sun kissed glow.


Tip #4 – Lipstick finale

This is no doubt a no-brainer trick, when it comes to appearing put up in an instant, lipstick is the key. One swipe and you’re good to go. Choose moisturizing lipsticks over drying matte ones if you like to avoid putting on lip balm.

Hope these help, till next post.

❤️ Mitch

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Beauty 101: Kojic Acid

What is Kojic Acid?

Kojic Acid – is derived from several species of fungi and is known to limit melanin production. A fungus – “aspergillus oryzae” which in Japanese named as “Koji”, hence the name Kojic Acid. It is a by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice, for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine.[1] It is a mild inhibitor of the formation of pigment in plant and animal tissues, and is used in food and cosmetics to preserve or change colors of substances.

A fungus – “aspergillus oryzae” which in Japanese named as “Koji”, hence the name Kojic Acid.

There are many uses of Kojic Acid, here in the Philippines it’s a widely known component of whitening soaps. Other uses of this acid include; prevention of oxidative browning on fruits during cutting and production, to preserve the red/pink colors of seafood, and as antibacterial and anti-fungal. These useful benefits aside from naturally lightening the skin only prove that Kojic Acid is indeed a wonderful discovery from nature.

here in the Philippines it’s a widely known component of whitening soaps

Let’s discuss the side-effects of Kojic Acid, these “side-effects” maybe beneficial for some but harmful for sensitive and irritated skin.

  • this acid is a peeling agent and should be used with caution. It assists in skin exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, oil, dirt and debris from our skin
  • penetrates deeply into the skin and remove the outermost layer of the skin
  • As the outermost layer is stripped off, new skin is exposed. Kojic Acid enhances cellular turnover to compensate for the lost tissue during exfoliation. Your skin now has clean, soft, smooth, flawless, and fair skin
  • Kojic Acid, as an acid and may alter some of the skin’s normal flora. According to Material Safety study by Oxford, it was found out that Kojic Acid – as purely unprocessed Kojic – is a dangerous substance by itself so it’s better to read product labels, go for the organic and natural ingredients before putting anything to your face

 

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we recommend – Organic Kojic Gold Soap. Click this photo for details.

 

After exfoliation, the new skin underneath is more sensitive. The new, fresh skin is more sensitive to sunlight, pollution, radiation, and to other harsh products. It’s a must to apply sunscreen with SPF 20 or higher especially when going out to avoid further damage on skin. Sun Protection

The skin is now also at risk for dryness so apply a generous amount of moisturizer or lotion while using Kojic acid.

 

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we also recommend a variation of Kojic Soap with the addition of Papaya to whiten and moisturize the skin. Click this photo for details

 

 

 

Kojic acid is an important product in skin whitening but should be use with caution and ample product knowledge. It’s always best to go for natural and organic.

 

hope this helps 🙂

much love,