Empties: May 2015

I thought that I’ll be leaving the month of May with my Bambam on my arms, but I guess he is taking his time and still is enjoying his luxury suite inside my tummy. Nevertheless, I am so happy that he is going full term – as I am 38 weeks last Friday!


Off! Soft & Scented – effective and safe mosquito repellent with soothing chamomile.

Vitress Instant Relax Cuticle Coat – there are actually five variants of Vitress specified to create different hair styles and care for specific type of tresses. This product contains special serum that wraps and seals strands to protect hair from damage while giving hair that extra shine and smoothness for instant straight hair.

Vitress Heat Protect – a must use hair product if you’re planning to soak under the sun or at least use hair tools like straighteners, blowers and curlers.

Celeteque Brightening Anti-Aging with SPF 16 – another sample tub from BDJ Bpx. I love to use this as a day moisturizer just before applying make up

ELF Gel Liner in Black – smooth and glides on easily until it dried out. :O The plastic container wasn’t that reliable.

Maybelline MasterLiner in Brown – you just have to be very careful in using this as hard hands may break the pencil. :/

Maybelline HyperCurl Volume Express – my non-existent lashes became visible and thicker. Pain in the *ss to remove if you don’t have proper makeup remover. Celeteque cleansing oil does the job (removing mascara) well.

ELF Eye Primer & Liner Sealer – I didn’t enjoy this product, not in a bit. The eye primer is too thick and it doesn’t help on keeping my eye makeup in place, it melts away. IDK if it is because of the humid weather or because I put too much, I tried putting as little as possible with failed result. The container itself is not very sturdy because it’s made with plastic – I dropped and break the liner sealer spilling the liquid. Sad.

Nature Republic Lemon Balm and Aritaum Fresh Essence Mask in Hydraulic Acid – some of my goodies that I got from Korea! 🙂 In instantly makes my face softer and smoother.

MJ Morning Glory Parfum – unisex perfume that last for a day.


Cycles Sensitive Diaper Cream – Just like any other Cycles Sensitive product, it is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and paraben-free. This got my back whenever baby pass a hard stool that irritate his skin, and it is also good on irritated genitals that was soaked in urine – sometimes we tend to forget to change/check diaper in time hence this happens. A thin layer is all I need when it comes to my baby, a swipe of thin layer of this and the redness will disappear after a while.

Victoria’s Secret Body Splash – in Sweet Temptation is a lush sensual fragrance with a hint of sweetness.

Ever Bilena Daily Sunblock Whitening Lotion – I didn’t see any whitening effect and it’s a bit heavy on my skin so this is better used when you’re inside an air-conditioned room with a some errands outside.

Avon Solutions Sun – has SPF 30. It’s in a spray bottle for easier use and is in liquid/water form hence easily absorbed by skin, lightweight but makes your skin look oily/shiny which is a good/bad thing depending on your preference. Definitely not for photo ops.

Skin White Whitening Facial Cleanser – good makeup remover and cleanser in one on days when I’m too tired to have a decent face wash before going to bed.

Natasha Shimmer Cologne in Paradiso Maui – perfectly used as a cologne and body glitter in one. Shimmer will stay the whole day while you have to reapply at least once to keep the fragrance strong enough. Glitters and scent to accessorize!

Kojie San Lolita in Fantasy – a cologne spray perfect for summer. Not too strong and gives a sweet scent of freshness.

United Homes Ferusulfate Iron – cheap iron supplement in preventing and treating iron deficiency anemia and also safe for pregnant and lactating women.

Vidal Sassoon Shampoo and Conditioner – first off, thank you so much BDJ Box for sending this over. It leaves hair feeling silky smooth without feeling heavy on my scalp. Manageable hair – clean and conditioned.

Physiogel Cleanser – more about this here.

Happy to abide my adieu to these useful products so that I could get my hands on new ones that are worth to try. Hello June! Please rain my way with more blessings! 🙂

Chronicles of a Young Wife: Cycles Sensitive Haul


These are my recent purchase on the Baby Company when we went for a meeting at SM North Edsa.


Cycles Sensitive Baby Head to Toe Wash – that I already talked about here. This would be my baby’s second full size bottle. I just wish that they had it in refill pouches so that I could reuse the sturdy plastic container. The last bottle serves as a shampoo dispenser now and I’m happy about it.


Cycles Sensitive Protective Diaper Cream – needs to have a more decent post so I’ll keep you hanging, besides baby’s using this for a few days now, and I’m still observing or shall I say road testing this.

Aside from these goodies, I also bought baby a MomyPhoko diaper pants in medium that I got a total of 14points on my mom card. Yay! Now I’m more than ever excited in anticipating my next shopping spree for baby at SM Aura!

Chronicles of a Young Wife: Cycles Sensitive Protective Diaper Cream


We’re used on having Cortizan whenever we have skin allergies so I introduce this cream to my baby’s bottom and it was effective but it’s not safe.

So for baby’s rashes, I switched to Cycles Sensitive simply because
– its safe even for newborn babies
– contains 13% zinc oxide to protect skin from irritation and soothe discomfort from diaper rash
– formulated with vitamin E and Bisabolol to speed up healing and prevent scarring
– can be use everyday
– verified hypoallergenic for baby’s sensitive skin
– dermatologist tested
– fragrance free and paraben free

For Php289.00 pesos only, you’ll get 80g of cream for half to a year’s use depending on how often you’ll use this. Just clean diaper area thoroughly, pat dry and apply an even thick layer as often as needed.

Petrolatum prevents wetness on sticking on skin while healing baby’s irritated skin.
I usually use this after bath and before going to bed.

Another thing I do after bathing babe is that I pat dry his diaper area and let it breath for a couple of seconds before putting cycles sensitive diaper cream and finally wrapping him up on his diaper pants securely but not tightly.