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Thanksgiving Giveaway!


Hey everyone! Venussmileygal has resurrected to blog again. 
As you all know, I've been missing-in-action for quite a long time including in my Instagram. I know I keep on saying I will be back and actively blog again and then epicly lost in space after 1 post. πŸ˜†
Shame on you Venus! Shame on you! 🀦
Anyway, enough of that... lets get down to the main topic. So today November 18 is Emoteragoddess.com birthday, Im not sure how accurate but today is the renewal date of my domain hence, my conclusion that today is the birthday of this domain. πŸ˜…
Just a few days ago, I struggled to renew this domain for some reason that my payment is unsuccessful. After a few tries, I was ready to give-up. I said to myself... "Anyway, Im not updating this blog so might as well let this go." Amazingly, a kind soul helped me renew this domain yesterday and the payment was successful!
So there I was ready give up, while my blog hasn't givin' up on me yet...  🀦
This past few months has nothing but blessings flooding that, I thought of sharing some of my blessing as well. 
I'll probably blog about this blessings soon. (If the laziness wont kick-in! XD)  

I am, finally, willing to let go of my clothes and stuff I've hoarded! And so, I am cleaning and organizing my stuff.  Among those stuff are this skincare which are mostly from my Althea and Giltbox haul. Sadly, I wont be able to consume them anytime soon because I am using a new skincare set, Beautederm. So instead, I am sharing this products to my readers and followers in social media.

Mechanics:

  1. Answer the question in my social media post (links below): "What are you most grateful for this year?
  2. Like and follow me on my social media accounts: 
  3. EXTRA POINTS: Tag friends in the comment section to join the giveaway.  
  4. EXTRA POINTS: Share/repost  this giveaway on your social media account. 
The giveaway will be until December 10, 2019.
Since, I will pay for the shipping. This giveaway is open to Philippine residents only.

Closer look of the giveaway prizes:

Girly Mon Brightening Mask and the RiRe Pore Tightening Toner are from one of the Althea Box Ive purchase before. 



Bought this Aloe soothing gel at the TheFaceshop when they had a buy 1, take 1 promo.

This Haru Okinawa clay based gentle cleanser and mask, Bentonite Clay Mask, and Ladouce Tampons are from my Giltbox haul. 
(My Gilbox haul is still on the drafts now done yet but will show you all 3 boxes I got its a monthly subscription boxes.)



Firmoo Gashion Glasses. they sent this to me when they collaborated with me. They have several glasses sent which I choose the design myself, but I dont know I why choose this which end up not using it. πŸ˜… 
P.S. The case has weird marks but the glasses is perfectly good condition.

Avon Pink Handbag. I dont why I bought this, Im not a fan of pink. 🀦

There you go everyone best luck to those who will join! 
I might add more from this prizes, like a GC perhaps. 
Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and to you who read until the end of the post. 😘 

DIY Brazilian Blowout with my Bestie


I went to my best friend's house earlier today for a kikay hair bonding. This time we are doing a  do-it-yourself Brazilian treatment on our hair. She ordered this EpSA Brazilian Blow Out Keratin treatment set from Shoppee. See below for the direction on how to apply this treatment:

The Instruction:

  1. Shampoo hair using bottle #1 EpSA Clarifying Shampoo to open the cuticle of the hair for optimal results. 
  2. Wash hair twice for all hair types. 
  3. Towel dry hair leaving enough moisture. 
  4. Section hair into four parts. (IMPORTANT REMINDERS: Don't forget to wear hand gloves.
  5. Apply bootle #2 EpSA Keratin Blow Out into the hair using a brush, 1/8 inch away from the scalp to the ends. 
  6. Do not over-saturate, remove excess product using a fine-tooth comb. 
  7. Do not rinse, blow dry the hair up to 100% dry using a round brush. 
  8. After blow-drying the product on the hair. Proceed with ironing. 
  9. Using a flat iron with 230°c, start at the nape of the neck taking 1-2 inch sections (Paper-thin sections). 
  10. Slowly move the iron from root to end. Pass over each section 3-4 times for sensitized hair or 4-8 times for resistant hair. 
  11. After ironing the hair, rinse hair with water and apply bottle #3 EpSA Conditioning Cream, then rinse thoroughly. 
  12. Towel dry hair. Then finally, blow-dry the hair up to 100% dry before ironing again (optional).

The Result:

The product actually works. We like our hair after the treatment. We would definitely love to try this treatment again. 
I didn't get to take a before photo and also the process because we were in a hurry and busy talking. πŸ˜… And the after photos are not really that great because it was already very late when we finish.  So the following are the after photos we got. πŸ˜†

Mumuso Green Tea Bubble Facial Cleanser

  

I both this facial wash at the recently opened Mumuso Store at LimketKai Mall. I was attracted at the built-in brush in the bottle. And upon reading the packaging it's main ingredient is Green Tea. It's my first time to use a bubble facial cleanser so I was really curious and excited to try it.

Upon using the facial cleanser, the pump functions well. And i love how convenient it is to just pump it. The cleanser immediately bubbles when you pump it out. The silicon brush is gentle to the skin. And I like how it easily cleans the face especially if your washing the make-up on your face. I also like the feeling of the brush on my skin. I feel like the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells are really brush off my skin. It does have a scent when using it. 

I like that  it has cover in the brush. However, I do recommend to wash the brush thoroughly with water because they tend to get dirty eventually.

After using this cleanser, my face didn't feel dry every after wash which is good. And even though the packaging says peeling foam, I didn't notice any peeling in my skin while using this product.


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 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 ph.Althea.kr.

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.

The Faceshop Haul


While waiting for the Korean beauty products that I ordered at Althea. I happened to passed by at one of the beauty shop that is originally from Korea, The Face Shop. And being interested to Korean skincare lately, I go out the shop with several hauls which I though I'd use while waiting for the other Korean beauty products.

Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam (Php265.00/ $5). This cleansing foam is available in 3 variant; lemon, mug beans,aloe vera. I got the lemon which is good for all skin type. This is enriched with lemon extract, it helps eliminate dead skin cells and softly purifies. This also brightens skin and offers you a luminous complexion by removing impurities.


Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel (Php195.00/ $3). Formulated with 99% Aloe Vera Leaf Extract from Jeju island to soothe and moisturize the skin! This gel can be used for various purposes, including moistuzing, soothing, facial pack, and after-sun care. 
Ive actually ordered in Althea the popular Nature Republic Aloe soothing gel too but can't help on buying this because it was buy 1, take 1 promo. Gave the other to my mo. ^_^



Real Nature Mung Bean Mask (Php65.00/ $1). This mask leaves skin clear and radiant. In just a couple of minutes, it helps eliminate impurities that clog your pores, to leave your skin dazzling.


Real Nature Face Mask Shea Butter (Php65.00/ $1). The air pockets within the sheet contain handful on nutritional essence, providing natural moisture and nourishment to skin.


Real Nature Pomegranate Face Mask (Php65.00/ $1).This mask reduces the appearance of the first signs of aging and helps improve skin's elasticity. Rich in antioxidants, pomegranate provides skin with long-lasting hydration and a radiant complexion.

Have you tried any of this skincare from The Face Shop?

HairFood Co Haul

HairFood Co hair Essential

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a beauty haul from Hairfood Co...
Hairfood Co is a Filipino company providing natural and nature-inspired haircare products that are sulfate-free, paraben-free and are infused with the world's best nourishing ingredients.
After attending the blogcon meet-up that was hosted by Hairfood Co I got interested on the all natural products. And since the some of the products are not just for hair but can be use on the face and body. All the more exciting for me.
So here are products I bought from Hairfood Co: 
Hairfood Co. Black Back Shampoo - This shampoo boost the growth of the hair with the all-natural shampoo powered by a stem cell activator.
Crown & Glory Hair Reborn Revitalizing Conditioner- This will help regrow hair with a plethora of  natural oils and plant extracts that activate hair stem cell follicles and revitalize scalp. This conditioner also increases manageability, strength of hair fibres and shine.
Rosehip Oil - This is amazing scar remover, skin and hair rejuvenating properties. It also improves dull hair, brings back shine to the color hair, anti-dandruff treatment, and many more.
Tsubaki Oil - This famous Japanese oil for skin and hair beauty rituals. Traditionally nourish and protect tehir skin with native Tsubaki oil, shich is natural fast-absorbing.
Tsubaki beauty oil softens hair and makes it more manageable. It helps retain oisture, repairs breakage and split ends.

Hairfood Co. Black Back Shampoo
Hairfood Co. Black Back Shampoo 250ml (P550.00

Crown & Glory Hair Reborn Revitalizing Conditioner
Crown & Glory Hair Reborn Revitalizing Conditioner 250ml (P615.00)

Rosehip Oil
Rosehip Oil 30ml (P485.00)

Tsubaki Oil
Tsubaki Oil 50ml (P899.00)

Have you tried HairFood Co products?

Hairfood Co just opened it's SM Downtown Premier shop, located at the ground floor near Bread Talk 
You can also check them out online:

The Korean Skincare


Hi everyone! Today will be talking about skincare.
To be honest, I don't have a skincare routine before and not a fan of it. My realization came when my son ask me, how come I don't have any skincare routine when most girls do so. 
The reason why I don't have a skincare routine because I have tried some beauty products before but it doesn't works on me or it's so strong. And I'm also lazy for a routine. I'm not much of a beauty conscious before I just use beauty products which was gifted to me or what I think looks great on me. ^-^ 
So after my realization on skincare routine. I had a days off at work and so I spent time on Youtube to search for Korean skin care... 
Why Korean skin care? 
Well, aside from being addicted to Korean music and drama, I heard that their products is not harsh to the skin but very effective. It's obviously effective seeing Koreans having great skins. I have also tried some K-beauty products before which are great.
Skin type and Problem...
I have a combination skin type by the way... Oily on the T-zone and very dry on the rest of my face. I also  have a large/visible pores that I really wish to conceal or wipe out.
The Solution...
So I spent the day watching videos and learning Korean skincare routine. So it turns out, the beauty products doesn't work on me because its not suited for my skin type. >.< I have learned so much about the importance of skin care routine and its effects. 
I've also watch reviews of K-beauty products to use. And this made my card crying because I went online shopping for K-beauty products after. γ… γ…  
I opted to shop at Althea for they have a variety Korean beauty products that are popular and authentic and they also shipped straight from Korea. 
I shopped for individual products that I have I picked from the video recommendations and reviews that Ive watched. It was not cheap but taking my chances. Thanks to the great discounts that I got at Althea its was such a huge savings. I'm so excited to see and use the products Ive ordered.
Will be talking more about Althea when the products Ive ordered arrive.  

If you're curious about Korean skincare routine, here are great videos I recommend to start watching from popular Korean/American Youtubers.

 Korean Skincare for Beginners (Morning and Night Routine)  

10 Step Korean Skincare Routine for Acne + Dry Skin  

Must Have Skincare Product Favorites

Incase your interested, I love watching the following Vloggers for Korean skincare reviews and beauty recommendations.

RenΓ©e of Gothamista

Have tried Korean beauty products? If you have, what are your fave?

New Hairstyle


Hi everyone! I just had a new hairstyle. And im so back with bangs... ^-^
This time I tried a Mirangcurl Korean Salon at SM City CDO. I still have the same hair color I just got a haircut. Even though the one I wanted was not achieve (yes again) Im happy with my hairstyle. I like the service specially the shampoo treatment because hey massage your head as well. It's so relaxing and refreshing after. I don't like some of the staff though because I caught some of them talking and joking about the costumer. Although some other staff are very accommodating.
To maintain this hair style can be handful but I dont worry much because I have my Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush which helps a lot with keeping my hair  straight and in place specially at the end part of my hair.
With the Jade hair brush anti-scalding bristle its safe to contact on my palm so I can straighten the hair from the root to end. I can feel the heat but it didn't burn my palm.




If you're interested of Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic-Tourmaline Brush check it out at IrresistibleMe.com.