The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 2018 Giving Journal

The first time I saw the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Giving Journal at the counter of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL), I immediately felt that I'm going to own one soon! 

This past few days I've been thinking of making use of a planner for next year. List down things I need to do, plans, goals and memorable moments. 

And then a few weeks ago, happiness was delivered through my email inbox. I received an invitation from CBTL staff to attend the 2018 Giving Journal Launching event here in our city.

Its my first journal from CBTL and I must say it doesn't disappoint. The 2018 Giving Journal comes in four designs; Green, Gray, Blue, and one with a customizable cover. The quality is superb. It has lots of things and notes that you can do. Will really help you plan out your year right and be mindful of how you spent each day of your life. In addition. there are 12 coupons inside that you can use for the whole year of 2018. And also, a few more coupons from CBTL sister company.

What's more interesting thing I learned about CBTL journal campaign is that this is also for a cause. The proceeds of this campaign will help out the Real LIFE Foundation which provides educational assistance to those who need it the most. So it ain't bad to indulge for a few more cups of coffee this season to get the journal coz with every cups you buy your helping someone finish school.
 For more info on what expect in the journal see below for my sneak preview of the journal. 

Aint it amazing?
This journal may be redeemed for free when a stamp card is completed with 12 stamps. You need to ask for the the stamp card and check on the card which coffee to purchase in order to get a stamp. You can collect stamps from October 21, 2017 to January 14, 2018. Now if your not a coffee drinker but interested to own the journal then worry no more, you can purchase this journal for Php 1,999 at any The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Online Shopping Tips

Christmas is finally in the air! I still cant believe how fast time flies nowadays. 
Or is it just me adulting that I feel like the time flows out so fast?
Whatever it maybe, we can't deny the fact that with Christmas just around the corner, holiday parties and gift giving will keep us busy. The good thing is that with holiday cheers comes, a lot of promos and sale happening offline and most specially online. 
The most notable year-end sale are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday. What I love most about this kind of sale is that you can get bigger discounts on a wide variety of things and saves you the hassle in doing last minute gift shopping.
As early as now, I already started hunting online on things I needed to buy and stuffs I plan to gift to friends and family. This will save me time browsing online on what to buy and I will also avoid buying unnesccessary things that are not on my list.
Just recently, I learned Yoins Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales and so took the opportunity to browse on their latest ladies cute sweaters (coz you know I always have sweaters in my bag whenever I go out and besides its been raining lately here in our place) and fashion women co-ord sets (I just found this so cute and modish, a perfect gifts for teenager cousins and nieces). And the good news... As early as now you can already see some items are already on-sale!

Choose for 1-3 online shops where you plan to buy the things on your list. Choose the one whom you already trusted and shopped a lot previously. Probably one for fashion, another for make-up and skincare, and another for general stuffs or gadgets.
Research for ratings and reviews on the stuff that you want to buy. Look for better alternatives, always compare each brand or seller. Check the warranty/guarantee or return policy of the products. And also check the shipping because it might cost you a lot. 
You can also start adding to cart the stuffs that you plan to buy. So that when Black Friday and Cyber Monday happens the items are ready for checkout and reserve for you. The only thing you'll be doing is adding the quantity or removing items that are not on sale or not worth buying yet.
I do hope this tips helps you. Feel free to add more tips in the comment section.

Have a happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping!

#OnlineShopping : Zaful Haul

Last Augus 28, 2017 I shop this dress and shoes online at And much like my previous purchased in Zaful the quality are excellent with its affordable price. It really doesn't disappoint. 
I really like the cloth of the cami dress, perfect summer dress and can also be worn with a top underneath during cool weather.  I cant wait to share the different ways to wear this dress. This is a one size dress which can fit on small to medium frame.
As for the shoes, its the first time that I bought a shoes in this type. So it was a big gamble for me shopping it online. Thankfully, it was great buy. It really is breathable with its mesh design. And I also like that its not the typical design that you usually found in stores locally, which makes it kind of unique when I wear it. Do take note that this isn't a sports shoes as it's name stated, this one is kinda more of a casual shoes only.
Checkout how I wore and style this dress and shoes in my future outfit post.
If you're interested to buy this as well feel free to click the link below. 
Patchwork Cami Mini Dress  Price: $15.48
Tie Up Mesh Breathable Athletic Shoes Size: 38 Price: $25.53

The Face Shop Real Nature Face Masks Haul

Korean beauty routine wont be complete without trying on some face mask. Even though I've had a not so good reaction to the last TheFaceshop face mask Ive tried before, I can't resist but try out some other variant of face mask they have when I happened to pass by at one of their store at Centrio Mall. Because they have a Buy 5, Get 5 promo... I didn't miss the chance the huge savings. And so I bought a lot to test some other face mask I haven't tried as well as to give some to friends. ^_^
Here's the face mask I bought...

Real Nature Face Mask Avocado
Improve your skin's suppleness and elasticity with this Avocado Face Mask. Rich in nutrients, the hydrating serum contained in this mask is perfect for dry or very dry skin.

Real Nature Face Mask Lemon
This mask illuminates your skin and gives you a flawless complexion! Enriched with lemon extract with brightening properties, it will even out your complexion in an instant!

Real Nature Face Mask Rice
The Rice Real Nature Face Mask offers you a dazzling, even complexion. Known for its brightening properties, rice extract helps reduce the appearance of age spots and illuminates the skin.

Real Nature Face Mask Aloe
Your skin will be soft and supple in a couple of minutes with this Aloe Face Mask. The aloe extract, with soothing properties, offers softness and hydration to skin.

Real Nature Face Mask Kelp
This Face Mask purifies skin, leaving it soft to the touch. It contains kelp extract to help eliminate impurities and protect skin from pollution. Perfect for urban dwellers! Contains one single-use face mask.

Real Nature Face Mask Honey
Get radiant and illuminated skin in an instant with this Honey Face Mask. The honey extract, with its nourishing properties, reveals younger looking, invigorated skin.

Real Nature Face Mask Blueberry
The Blueberry Real Nature Face Mask leaves skin soft and toned. Soothing blueberry extract helps restore skin's suppleness and vitality.

Real Nature Face Mask Lily
The mask sheet drenched in a smooth serum with oil with Lily brightens and revitalizes dull skin.
Formula is without added parabens.

Real Nature Face Mask Red Ginseng
The mask sheet drenched with emulsified moisturizing serum with revitalizing Red Ginseng provides skin with a boost of energy and vitality.
Formula is without added parabens.

Real Nature Face Mask Lotus
The mask sheet drenched in a smooth serum with oil with the pure energy of Lotus Flower moisturizes and gives tired, rough skin a boost of radiance.

Real Nature Face Mask Goji Berry
The mask sheet drenched with emulsified moisturizing serum with ultra nourishing Goji Berry gives flaky, dehydrated skin a surge of moisture.

Real Nature Face Mask White Tea
The mask sheet drenched with emulsified moisturizing serum with ultra nourishing White Tea gives flaky, dehydrated skin a surge of moisture.

Have you tried The Face Shop Face Masks? Which one is your fave? Would love to know, so please comment them below... 

My Top Picks of Sweater Dresses from Dresslily

Turtleneck Cable Knit Sweater Dress With Pockets

I love fall because of cardigans, sweater dresses and boots. And so today's post I will be sharing my  top picks of sweater dresses for fall from Dresslily.
I actually had a hard time picking the best one to showcase because there are lots of stylish and chic sweater dresses to choose from. So to help me out in picking the best one for me...
(1) I go for something that is easy to style, something that when you wear it you don't have to think a lot on what accessories to go with it because its already modish on its own.
(2) I also pick the ones that can also be worn in our country whom doesn't really have a fall season.

Ribbed Asymmetrical Long Sleeve Skater Sweater Dress

Long Sleeve Hollow Out Short Jumper Dress

Asymmetric Knitted Sleeveless Jumper Bandage Dress

Knitted Off The Shoulder Fitted Jumper Dress

P.S. If you're interested on any of this sweater dresses click the image to see more details.

What do you think of my top picks?

What I Wore | Twinset Ribbed Sweater & Knitted Skirt

I just realized that its been awhile since Ive posted and outfit post. So today I'll be sharing one...
I actually have lots of outfit post seating in my hard drive and Im so overwhelm which one to share first here in the blog. I've been a lazy blogger. >.<
Anyways, this outfit Im sharing now is the one I've reviewed in this post, few months ago, from I just thought its the perfect time to share this look now because I'm wishful thinking of colder Ber months in a our tropical country. I really love this knitted twinset and this is a perfect cozy outfit for cold days.
For now though, I've worn casually the knitted skirt but unfortunately not the ribbed sweater because of its thick texture.

How was the weather from your side? Is it cold or hot?

My First Althea Korea Haul

Mentioned in my previous blog post that Ive started a Korean skincare routine (read here if you haven't). I've shopped for Korean skin care products at

Althea is the national flower of Korea...
Althea represents the beauty of Korea and delivers authentic K-beauty items to the world, just like how Althea gives off the fragrance of perfume.

What I like about Althea:
The products are authentic and ship directly from Korea.
The beauty products prices are cheaper because each item is hand pick and purchase directly from brand owners and reputable suppliers.
They offer free international shipping on all orders 999 and above. (Shipping fee below ₱999 will pay  ₱250.)
Package is delivered using LBC Express. Usually arrives 1-2 weeks after purchase.
The package are safely wrap and pack.
Lots of payment options. You can pay via Credit Card, through Convenience Stores, Over The Counter Banks, Online Banking, Paypal, and Cash On Delivery.
Althea is also available in Malaysia, Singapore Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, US, and the rest of the world.

For my first haul in Althea I ordered individual products because I want to buy each products I want to incorporate in my skin care routine. This products are not just the most popular and mostly reviewed online but also seen effective for starters of Korean skin care routine.

So here are the products Ive ordered at Althea...

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Foam

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

The Saem Healing Tea Garden Green Tea Cleansing Water

Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel

If your new to Althea, they are giving ₱200 off on your first order. Click here to get the discount.