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Day 12 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: Purple Cow's Attic [Closed]

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
We've finally come down to the last day of my annual thanksgiving giveaway! Doing giveaways really is my thing because I'm also an online contest junkie myself and I also love winning. So knowing that these series of gift giving is about to end makes me feel a bit blue. Char! Hehe. But seriously, I have down moments these days so let's have good vibes instead. Speaking of good vibes, the last installment of my giveaway is about to send you guys a relaxing and calm 2015! 


This is probably what people mean when they say, "Save the best for last." What started as an online store for unique apparel and accessories find became a trusty name in shopping and retail. Purple Cow's Attic is your portal to style notoriety. Aside from it's comparably lower prices, what's even more remarkable with this online seller is the fact that it can be your personal shopper in Hongkong! Yes, it's buying in Hongkong without having to pay for airfare. How awesome is that? If you wanna know more about how it works, you may check out their website at http://purplecowsattic.com.

Meanwhile, you should also check out what gift I shall be giving a lucky reader today. The kind owner of Purple Cow's Attic is sending a haul of relaxing Human Nature oils inside a pretty Human Nature gift box. The box contains one (1) 30 mL bottle of Tea Tree Oil, 10 mL bottle of Lavender Oil and a 10 mL bottle of Orange Oil.

Photo courtesy of Purple Cow's Attic


Deadline of entries is on January 31, 2015, Saturday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win. 
 
Prize will be shipped directly to the winner by the shop owner. Best of luck, everyone!

Happy New Year!


P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!

and the LUCKY WINNER is..

Helen Gatbonton

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined! 

Day 11 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: I Love Bootsies [Closed]

Monday, December 29, 2014
Happy Rizal Day, everyone! 

If yesterday was summer, today we give you something for the rainy season. I know how unpredictable the weather can be these days, so let me share something dainty I discovered on the web a few weeks ago. 



I Love Bootsies is an interesting online store that offers must-haves for the rainy season. They offer quality rain boots, galoshes and overshoe umbrella in pretty nice colors. One (1) lucky winner will get to take home a really fab Bearcat Bootsies today. Yes! You read that right. These are fashionable, lightweight and environment-friendly bootsies. You can wear them over your shoes and wade on flood waters never having to worry if your feet or your shoes will get soaked. Bearcat bootsies are even portable so it's convenient to carry inside your bag. How cute is that? Will probably get one if I get accepted (*crossing my fingers) in residency training somewhere in Manila because it practically floods everytime it rains here. 
Photo grabbed from I Love Bootsies FB page

It's my 2nd to the last giveaway so don't waste this opportunity to win something for yourself! Join now through the Rafflecopter app below.

Deadline of entries is on January 30, 2015, Friday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win. 

Prize will be shipped directly to the winner by the shop owner. The winner gets to choose her boots' color and size, of course. Best of luck, everyone!

Spread the holiday cheer!


and the LUCKY WINNER is..

Patricia Grace Tua

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 10 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: Cocomo Clothing [Closed]

Sunday, December 28, 2014
We're almost there!

On my 10th Day of Christmas, I partnered with Cocomo Clothing once more to give you guys a beautiful addition to your closet. Since we can't deny that it's almost always summer in the Philippines, complete your wardrobe with a fashionable summer outfit from Cocomo Clothing.


Are you looking for that stylishly chic swimwear or are you after cover-ups? How about nice summer-inspired dresses? Do you want the conservative type or would you rather show off some skin? Name it. Cocomo clothing has it. 

For a few years now, Cocomo Clothing had been tirelessly offering us fabulous swimwear designs, perfect for all shapes and sizes. Even earlier this year, Cocomo Clothing opened their cutest line of swimwear for kids. So aside from giving away one (1) Php 500 GC for a lucky reader, another winner will also win Php 300 GC from Little Cocomo.



Deadline of entries is on January 29, 2015, Thursday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win.

The winner will be contacted directly by Cocomo Clothing. Best of luck, everyone!

Spread the holiday cheer!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!

and the LUCKY WINNERS are..

Agnes Dela Cruz
(Php 500 GC)
Katherine Mae Sarmiento
(Php 300 GC)

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 9 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: 400 Lux [Closed]

Saturday, December 27, 2014
Happy Sunday, everyone! 

Let's continue the season of sharing with my Gift #9. Since the coming of another year is just around the corner, a makeover wouldn't be complete without a little accessorizing. So what do you say about receiving exquisite accessories for Christmas?


Shop 400 Lux is a Manila-based online seller of intricately-crafted handmade accessories. All handicrafts are one of a kind so it's never really easy finding someone else with the same accessories as yours. They sell a variety of dainty handwork-- from metal to crocheted. Drop by their online stores on Facebook and Instagram to look for something that will fit your style. Or you can also join this giveaway 'coz you might just win something nice for yourself as well.



Photo courtesy of 400 Lux

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Deadline of entries is on January 28, 2015, Wednesday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win. 

Prize will be shipped directly to the winner by the shop owner. Best of luck, everyone!

Spread the holiday cheer!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!

and the LUCKY WINNER is..

Liberty Floro

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 8 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: Nurture & Groom [Closed]

Friday, December 26, 2014
Hooray for long weekends! Unfortunately, I do not get much of those since I started clerkship and what bliss I feel if I get one. So while you guys are having a cozy weekend spent with your family, why not join the Day 8 of my giveaway today?


MCiTA teamed up with Nurture and Groom to give you a relaxing treat this holidays. Because Nurture and Groom believes that you must take care of the most important person in the world-- YOU! We're giving away four (4) bottles of today's ever famous pure oils-- Emu, Grapeseed, Rosehip and Argan. I know you've heard good reviews about these products in general so time to relieve that stress and join now for a chance to win these goodies!

Photo courtesy of Nurture and Groom

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Deadline of entries is on January 27, 2015, Tuesday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win. 


Prize will be shipped directly to the winner. Best of luck, everyone!

Spread the holiday cheer!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!

and the LUCKY WINNER is..

Elinor Selmira

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 7 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: Suzanne's Emporium [Closed]

Have you been naughty or nice last Christmas?

Well, if you have been nice. Here's a little something for you. On Day 7 of my 12 Gifts of Christmas giveaway, I'm giving away a little something for your kikay kit. This time, it's courtesy of the generous owner of Suzanne's Emporium. Suzanne's Emporium is cosmetic store which opened first in Starmall EDSA but eventually turned into an online store due to unwanted circumstances. Nonetheless, it continuously provides affordable branded cosmetics, accessories and branded perfumes from the US that caters to every woman's needs. 


Lucky you, ladies because I'll be giving away not 1 but 3 fashionably finds from their online shop. One lucky reader gets to take home one (1) Hard Candy cream cheek color duo (in love 315), a Hard Candy plumping serum lipstick and Maybelline's limited edition Color Whisper (Pop of Poppy). Time to get your beauty haul. Join now through the Rafflecopter app below! P.S. Guys can join, too!


a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Deadline of entries is on January 26, 2015, Monday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win.

For Metro Manila and Cavite winners: Winners should claim their prizes from me personally. I will advise you of the time, date, and venue in the email notification.

For Northernmost and Southernmost Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao winners: Items will be shipped via Xend for free! Best of luck, everyone!

Spread the holiday cheer!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!

and the LUCKY WINNER is..

Angeline Espineli

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 6 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: Mustela Philippines [Closed]

Thursday, December 25, 2014
It's the most wonderful time of the year. The day we have all been waiting.

Today's giveaway is not only special because it's Christmas day but also because this nurturing skin care line had always been close to my heart-- Mustela Philippines. I was introduced to it the first time I started blogging and I fell in love with it ever since. Being a mother and a soon-to-be-doctor myself, I guess I can continuously attest how effective and nurturing their skin care products are.


Ever since I started blogging, Mustela Philippines had been so generously involved in giving something to my readers. They actually always give me more than enough of what I ask them. Today, three (3) lucky readers will be chosen to receive a special traveler's gift pack from them. Each gift pack contains miniature versions of products from their Mustela bebe, 9 months and Dermo-Pediatrics skin care line-- valued at P 650 per pack.


Join my giveaway today through the Rafflecopter app below for a chance at these amazing goodies. Please also drop by their stores this season and check on their highly discounted Christmas sets. It's the perfect gift for your mommy friends and loved-ones. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Deadline of entries is on January 25, 2015, Sunday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win.

For Metro Manila and Cavite winners: Winners should claim their prizes from me personally. I will advise you of the time, date, and venue in the email notification.

For Northernmost and Southernmost Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao winners: Items will be shipped via Xend for free! 

Merry Christmas, everyone!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!
and the LUCKY WINNERS are..

JoAnne Lames
Amabelle Wee
Theresa Cruz-Escaros

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 5 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: Personalized Accessories[Closed]

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Hello happy souls! It's the day before Christmas and I'm sure y'all going to be really busy today. Before this hectic day officially starts for you, let me take you to Day 5 of my 12 Gifts of Christmas giveaway.


I'll be giving away a classy time capsule from Personalized Accessories! Personalized Accessories is your one-stop shop for custom-made accessories-- be it gem, acrylic or clay. This time capsule comes with 5 free charms of your choice.

Photo courtesy of Personalized Accessories

a Rafflecopter giveaway  
Deadline of entries is on January 24, 2015, Saturday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win.

Prize will be shipped directly to the winner. Best of luck, everyone!

Spread the holiday cheer!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!

and the LUCKY WINNER is..

Jim Marlon Macaraeg

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 4 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: The Fawn Shoppe [Closed]

Most of us, Filipinos, are great music lovers. In fact, the year 2014 has been the year of online music streaming sites like Spotify, Sound Cloud, Grooveshark etc. I'm pretty sure you all got hooked up. Since I'm a self-confessed buff who loves to sing in the shower with loud music in the background, I'd like to share something  I'd love to have myself. One lucky winner gets to take home a Vibox resonance speaker (in blue)-- a very compact and handy external speaker compatible with almost all devices. This giveaway is courtesy of The Fawn Shoppe. 


The Fawn Shoppe is an online importer, wholesaler and retailer of baby and kids' trust brands like Alva and Happy flute cloth diapers, Sansfluo and Tiny Buds.


a Rafflecopter giveaway  
Deadline of entries is on January 23, 2015, Friday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win.

For Metro Manila and Cavite winners: Winners should claim their prizes from me personally. I will advise you of the time, date, and venue in the email notification.

For Northernmost and Southernmost Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao winners: Items will be shipped via Xend for free! 

Spread the holiday cheer!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!

and the LUCKY WINNER is..

Micah Aguiman

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 3 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: Mischka Derma Secret [Closed]

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Three or treat! Yayyy for Day 3 of my 12 Gifts of Christmas giveaway!

Have you always wanted that fair complexion? Worry no more! Up for grabs today is a total whitening beauty package from Mischka Derma Secret. I've recently blogged about their skin care line and how I loved their eco-friendly beauty products especially their whitening products so I'd love that one lucky reader also gives it try. Mischka Derma Secret has all the right answers to your skin's deepest darkest secret. 


What's inside the beauty loot?
  • 3 triple whitening soaps
  • 1 gluta bleach soap
  • 1 120 mL triple whitening lotion
  • 1 120 mL advanced whitening lotion
  • 1 tub of green papaya body scrub
  • 1 tub of face and body bleaching mask

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Deadline of entries is on January 22, 2015, Thursday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win.

For Metro Manila and Cavite winners: Winners should claim their prizes from me personally. I will advise you of the time, date, and venue in the email notification.

For Northernmost and Southernmost Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao winners: Items will be shipped via Xend for free!

Spread the holiday cheer!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!

and the LUCKY WINNER is..

Carla Perez

Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 2 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: Browhaus Manila [Closed]

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Hey you! It's Day 2 of my 12 Gifts of Christmas giveaway. 

I know just how many of you guys prepare for that great new year look so I'm giving you an extra something to tick off your list-- a brow makeover! Our good friends from Browhaus Manila are giving away a Php 500 gift certificate to two (2) of my lucky readers. 



Browhaus is your one-stop brow and lash grooming salon. If you're caught in a little 'bad' browmance, Browhaus finds the perfect brow shape for you. Join this giveaway now and give your brow a chance!


Deadline of entries is on January 21, 2015, Wednesday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win.

The GCs are redeemable at the following branches: Greenbelt, Serendra, Mega Fashion Hall and Lucky China Town. Best of luck, everyone!

Spread the holiday cheer!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!
 
and the LUCKY WINNERS are..

Glenda Candedeir
Joy Merced
 
Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Day 1 of My 12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway: Goods.PH [Closed]

Friday, December 19, 2014
The Christmas season had always been special to me and it's getting close to that time of the year again. Yeyyy! 

From time to time, I lose myself in the hustle and bustle of hospital work, completely forgetting to do my favorite thing-- blogging. Yes, that's how busy the past rotations have been. I've also been on a giveaway hiatus for a few months now and what better way to celebrate my blogging comeback and this festive season than to share blessings to my dear readers for hanging in there. Hehe. 

Each day from now until the end of the month, I will be giving away prizes from different sponsors. Yes, you heard it right-- 12 generous sponsors will be giving awesome presents for you guys. 

For my 1st day of Christmas giveaway, MCiTA partnered with Goods.PH in granting your wish. Goods.PH is an online shopping store that offers a secure and easy online internet shopping convenience in the country with its highly advanced and safe systems on hand. 


We're giving away one (1) Php 1500 eGC which the lucky winner could use to purchase any product of their choice on their online shopping site. 


How to win? Just join through the Rafflecopter app below! 


Deadline of entries is on January 20, 2015, Tuesday 11:59 am and open to Philippine residents only. All entries will be checked. Failure to comply with mandatory steps will invalidate your entry. I will announce the name of the winner on my twitter account and through this same post. Failure to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will invalidate the win.

The winner will be contacted directly by Goods.PH. Best of luck, everyone!

Spread the holiday cheer!

P.S. Take note that 'liking' the sponsor's FB fan page is mandatory. Please hit the 'like' button when you visit. Thank you!

and the LUCKY WINNER is..

Diana Beatima
Congratulations! Kindly e-mail me your complete shipping details + cellphone number at tinaelainer(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Share the Sweetness This Christmas With Equal

Monday, December 15, 2014
It's exactly 9 nine days before Christmas! Since today is the start of Simbang Gabi, it definitely makes the Christmas day feel nearer than it already is.

I'm sure many of you are still in the process of grocery shopping and gift- buying. But have you planned your Christmas eve menu yet? Yes, that's totally another thing to consider nowadays. 

In the hospital, we would always joke about how many non-communicable cases (hypertensive emergencies and urgencies, stroke, heart attacks) would be rushed to the Emergency Room a few weeks after the holiday season, making our duties more 'toxic' than it already is. All these we attribute to the unhealthy choice of foodstuffs we serve not only during this season but almost everyday.

According to the WHO, obesity now affects half a billion people in the world and it is on the rise on all age groups and particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Our additional free sugar intake is partly to blame. 

Our Alternative

I was first introduced to Equal's sweetener since I was kid. My late grandfather, then, used to enjoy his favorite cup of morning coffee using Equal's low calorie sweetener. 


Equal sweeteners are a low- to no-calorie alternative to your regular white or brown sugar which contains sucrose. The main sweetening agent used in their product is aspartame, otherwise known as APM (L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester). In addition, it is combined with other ingredients to give you that great sweet taste without all the calories.


It is ideal for sweetening not only your favorite hot beverages like coffee, tea and chocolate as well as cold drinks such as frappes, shakes, and smoothies. If you're fond of baking, Equal can also add flavor to your fruit pie fillings, cheesecakes and other baked products.

The Health Benefits

1. Weight management

Since it's a low- to no-calorie sweetener, it's most appealing benefit is in weight loss. If you're trying to lose weight or prevent weight gain, you can opt to switch your higher calorie table sugar to low-calorie sweeteners. 


2. Glycemic control

Equal sweeteners are also considered non-nutritive are helpful in reducing calories and post-prandial glucose increase in diabetic patients. Remember, however, that weight loss remains the important goal in the nutrition therapy of patients with diabetes and this can also be achieved with watching your diet and regular exercise.

The Acceptable Daily Intake

As with any other food or food ingredient, consuming more than what you need may have potentially harmful effects. For years, aspartame had been a controversial food additive due to the mixed evidences on its neurobehavioral and carcinogenic effects. Cross-sectional studies by the American College of Nutrition and the Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, however, have shown that the actual consumption levels of aspartame of 90% of consumers was only between the range of 2-10 mg/kg/day, way below the maximum safety level of 40 mg/kg/day. Careful consumption is the key.

For more information about the product, you may visit the following sites:

With all the excitement and the merriment this season brings, I hope we do not forget to cut on our sugar and watch what we eat. And lastly, to spread the holiday cheer! 



Happy holidays, everyone!

AMG Scents: Something Bright & Bubbly This Christmas

Thursday, December 11, 2014
I've been a perfume collector since I was in high school. For the simple reason that I like to mix and match scents rather than jewelry or make-up with what I'm wearing-- like fruity fragrances when wearing floral dresses, for example. And I'm happy that recently, I discovered yet another line of cunning, miniature perfumes. 

 
Ms. Bona of AMG scents shared with me her line of beauty products several week ago and I must say I am completely satisfied with her line of perfumes. There's just a lot of fragrance mock-ups these days at local markets but the scents only lasts for a few minutes or so.


Their eau de parfum, on the other hand, contains 15-25% of quality fragrance oil making its scent similar with expensive designer perfumes. They're pretty long wearing-- lasts up to 8 hours on my skin and almost 24 hours on my clothes. It does not stain on clothes, too, if you might ask.

There are lot of scents to choose from. Most are designer-inspired like this DKNY's Be Delicious parfum I got. Smells like green apple to me. This scent makes me feel much more sophisticated than I really am. And that's an illusion I don't mind keeping. Hehe.


Their charming packaging is also something you will like about this product. You can personalize your perfume with the colors you want. The bottle size perfectly fits my toiletry bag. I can always bring it with me anywhere I go! 


So if you're still looking for the perfect gift to give your loved ones this Christmas, try AMG scents chic daytime perfumes!

Photograbbed from AMG Scents Facebook page

For orders and more information about the brand, kindly visit their social media sites:

http://instagram.com/amgscentsandbeautyshoppe

Disclaimer: All reviews on this blog are the honest opinion of the author. They are not, in any way, affected by sponsor samples.

Discover Mischka Derma's Secret

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
It's been months since summer 2014 but my skin complexion hasn't recovered yet from several unwanted tanning episodes. I always have this ambivalent feeling of wanting to dip in the water for long hours and hating myself after for getting tawny whenever I visit the beach. For 'morenas' like me, it's quite difficult to win back that 'lighter' skin complexion.

So after receiving a whitening loot from Ms. Michelle Rivera of Mischka Derma Secret, I was just so excited to use them. I've received 2 packages-- the first one was a set of soap and whitening lotion and the other one 3 tubs of hair and skin care products. 

Mischka Derma Secret offers a line of eco-friendly beauty products which are all derma-formulated with maximum supervision of health professionals. The company's mission is to create healthy skin by providing natural and therapeutic skin care formulas rich in antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals. And true to its mission, their product ingredients are all combination of organic materials.

When I opened the package, the products were carefully sealed in bubble wraps. Though not really that fragile, it was nice that they make sure they're  protected from being damaged or cracked. The products are neatly wrapped in plastic and everything you need to know are written on the packaging label.


I've received three different soaps-- one anti-aging, another whitening and an exfoliating soap.


Oatmeal and Almond Soap. An extra gentle exfoliating bar that also soothes and defends skin against dryness and irritation. It is enriched with the best combination of cocoate glycerin, oat, kernel flour and almond extract. 


Calamansi with Honey Soap. A skin whitener with a high amount of alpha hydroxyl acids. Since it has calamansi, it also has deodorizing properties. 


Milky White Soap. Contains goat's milk which help exfoliate dead skin cells while retaining smoother and younger looking skin. It also has lactic acid that promotes skin whitening and acts as an anti-aging agent.

For almost a month now, I religiously used them alternating one with the other. So far I already consumed my bar of Oatmeal and Almond soap. It was my favorite among the 3. I like the milky smell and smoothing feel it leaves my skin. But what I really love is the gentle exfoliating it gives whenever the oatmeal beads rub against my skin.

Recommendations: It might be a little irritating for persons with sensitive skin. It left a mild stinging sensation whenever I leave the lather longer than 2 minutes, which is manageable to me since I'm already used to dermatologist-prescribed soaps like those I've used for acne which leave a stinging sensation. But so far, there have been no other irritations nor breakouts on me. Just a tip for those with really sensitive skin and would like to try the products, consider trying to apply for less than a minute first if it would produce any untoward reactions.

Inside the loot was a Triple Whitening lotion which I use to reinforce my whitening. I's Mischka Derma Secret's advanced formulation that produces triple action-- lightening, whitening and brightening.


This product contains pineapple (bromelain) and papaya (papain) enzymes which help wash away dead skin cells to reveal brighter and healthier-looking skin. Also, these fruits also has high amounts of antioxidants to help fight free radicals that damage your skin cells.


What I love about this product is the light fruity scent  it has when you apply. It lathers too well that it looks sticky on the skin but you almost does not feel it after completely rubbing. Plus, you only need to put an ample amount on your skin so one bottle can last you a month or two. I still haven't emptied mine after 1 month of usage.


Here are my before and after pics after using for almost 1 month. Disclaimer: There's little lighting on the 2nd photo. You can still compare the complexion on my forearm.


As with the whitening process, it's really never easy as 1, 2, 3. Trust me, I've been a morena all my life and I've practically tried most budget whitening products there are in the market-- from soaps, toners, moisturizers, lotion, etc. But remember that a little goes a long way. 

Now, will I repurchase? Certainly!


For orders and more information about the brand, kindly visit their social media sites:
http://instagram.com/mischkadermasecret

Disclaimer: All reviews on this blog are the honest opinion of the author. They are not, in any way, affected by sponsor samples.