REVIEW: Vivido Home Aesthetic Rf Massager

I often go to skin care clinics for RF/face-slimming/anti-ageing laser sessions which lessen fat cells in my cheeks and just improve my skin texture but there are just days when I’m really busy I couldn’t go out of office or work. There is really no permanent slimming of the face through laser as these just shrink the cells and they go back in a week or two so you really have to be committed. So when I found out about this Home RF massager, I was really excited as this would be my second option.

This is by a Korean brand called Vivido, originated in Seoul, South Korea. When it comes to equipments like these, I highly trust Korean and Japanese brands and since this is something that wouldn’t require an aesthetician. It is very handy at 80g.


Given as this is for self-use, the manual comes handy. there is warranty and everything can be read in English, Korean and Nihonggo. The device can be charged using USB. It came fully charged and usually takes 3-4 hours for use of 1 time which is 10 mins.

The device works to treat skin by occurring bi0-heat from friction heat (without any discomfort of muscle contraction) from high-frequency current through 3 different ways: EMS current, Radiofrequency and LED Photon wavelength (explained in the photo below). Each has its own level or intensity and purpose on skin which is just amazing as it can be for everyone.

NOTE: Dont use on children, Dont wear any metals while using and do not use while charging. It is not water-proof.

The above is my usual settings and for me, the most important thing is to reduce wrinkles and stimulate skin and production of collagen which can be in 620nm of LED wavelength, 89Khz of High-Frequency RF, and 35V of EMS current. It is great if you can ask your derma about it but Level 1 is azlready OK.

As you can also see here, you can adjust the level of EMS (from 1-5, the more you press the POWER button, the higher) and LED (color represents level of LED wavelength, the more you press the lower wavelength). Pink has a whitening effect but I prefer the Red for anti-ageing and refining.

The higher power, the more sensation you can feel especially when there is liquid or moisturizer (as conductor) underneath – which is recommended. Then you massage in a lifting stroke, for 5-10 minutes per day, not more than 10 minutes per major part of face.

After first try, you can feel skin tightened and rejuvenated. After a week of daily use, you can see a difference that the skin is glowing and more lifted. There is no intense heat, sound but I recommend closing eyes when doing this because of the light.

Overall, I like and would recommend this. The price is reasonable at 128 USD as it is reusable and of all the things Ive mentioned. You can check more at HERE.

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The Truth About Drips

As an ultimate multi-tasker and multi-hyphenate marketer, blogger and entrepreneur, I don’t have much time to exercise and sleep. And as I commute everyday, a good immune system is essential. Being sick just makes me miss a lot of tasks and opportunities in a day,

Vitamin C is my everyday defense. It is a natural anti-microbial agent. I actually take 500mg of capsule every day as to protect myself from sickness and bacteria exposure from my very busy lifestyle – commuting, sleeping less than 8 hours a day, meeting new people everyday. Immunity is very important for people on  the go.

I used to take Glutathione capsules as well to enhance the benefits of Vitamin C, and detox my body especially my liver from the required social drinkings. And while it may be used as whitening by some (as a side effect), I prefer it as an anti-oxidant for my body.

Intravenous (IV) drips deliver vitamin, minerals and amino acids like the above mentioned, directly to the body for maximum absorption. This allows the nutrients to flood your body and nourish itself at the cellular level. By using this method clinics can safely deliver larger doses that would not otherwise be tolerated orally. IV vitamin/beauty drips can be used both proactively to maintain optimum wellness and also to treat acute and chronic conditions.

I’ve personally tried IV drips of glutathione, and other vitamins like C and B in clinics and I like doing it in the professional ones because there are nurses who are really trained to do it (as someone who fears needles too)

There are drips offered by clinics that are focused on certain ingredients but others combine and market them according to the need of patients – e.g. whitening, detox, etc. For whitening and detox needs, Gluta and Vitamin C are great combos as they work together in delivering both benefits at faster rate.

I have been searching online and saw amazing deals by Deal Grocer especially when you’re doing drips every 2 weeks, you need packages and amazing deals to lessen your expense.

One pick is the Gluta + 1500 mg Vit C IV Drip of Glow by Excelsior .For half an hour, and half the price (P2500) you get a high dosage of gluta and C.

Another one is the  Express Beauty Drip: Glutathione + Vitamin C 3000mg  of CocktailsMD Wellness Lounge. I like that it is P1000 off and Their Express Beauty Drip promises to optimize your liver function, speeds up the healing process from viral illnesses and even wounds, and improves your skin tone and texture.

There is no immediate effect but when I tried these potent drips, a week after I noticed increased energy, enhanced mood, decreased stress, and better hydration and glowing skin. I noticed as I was shooting arm swatches and vlogs that my skin looked healthier and my nasal allergic attacks were lessened.

Have you tried Iv drips before? What’s your fave combo?


Makeup Tricks for that Dewy Look

The latest trend in the makeup scene has been the dewy, no makeup look, with several pop stars, actresses and models posting pictures on social media. The dewy look is one that appears natural, and seemingly without makeup. As if you’ve just stepped on a hot summer day, but with flawless skin.

Lots of women try to replicate this look, albeit with many mistakes. Some go overboard on the blush or use too much foundation, resulting in an ashen, or blushed look that is neither dewy nor natural.

Here are a few tricks to help you achieve a dewy look.

  1. Start with a scrub or mist.

Dewy skin is supposedly moist and this trick goes a long way to keeping your making up looking that way. With a gentle scrub, you can exfoliate the top layer, allowing the layers of foundations and concealer to penetrate deeply later. A hydrating mist also adds to the shine you want in a dewy look. This mist makes the foundation adhere better to your skin.

  1. Use a primer

A primer is basically a base for your foundation. A primer can fill up the pores and fine lines in your face and act as a smooth base for you to apply your foundation. It can also control the shine and makes that subtle difference between radiance and oiliness. Primers come in powders, creams, and gels. If you are using a powder primer, then steer clear of the lines of your face as they will only make them more pronounced.

  1. Apply a good foundation

Now you can apply your foundation in the shade that works best for your skin. Start with very little at the top of your forehead, chin, and cheekbones. Work your way with a flat top foundation brush and work it into your hairline and up to your décolletage. Now use a round kabuki brush and buff it into the skin in broad sweeping strokes. You can also use your fingers for this. This ensures that the foundation really seeps into your pores. Once you’ve finished buffing, evaluate your problem areas like dark spots, blemishes, and marks. On the other hand, if you want to end your problem with these areas this can be a good starting point.

  1. Spot correct with a concealer.

Use a concealer for your spots and blemishes. Yes, after your foundation. With the help of a concealer brush pick up product and apply it directly on your spots till they are well concealed. Don’t worry about the mismatch with your foundation. You can blend it all in with your kabuki brush after you’re done. Extend your concealer to your eyelids as well. This can help your concealer brighten up the eyelid area and you won’t need any eyeshadow later.

  1. Fix with a translucent powder

Lots of people find this to be an unnecessary step. But if you want your makeup to stay fixed on your skin for an extended period, a pressing powder is a must. It increases the longevity of your make up.

  1. Use a Bronzer

Don’t go crazy on the bronzer. Use a flat brush to pick up some bronzer or if you use a stick then sweep the bronzer in the shape of the number 3 on the outside of your face. Start from your temples, down to your cheekbones and then your chin. Remember you don’t want to look tan. The bronzer adds to the sheen of the moist look. Again, extend to your eyelids and this will add more color to your eyes.

  1. Choose a Peachy Blush

For dewy skin use a peachier blush instead of a red or pink one. Peach blushes tend to give your appearance a more natural flush, where pink ones can create drama. Besides, they work on multiple skin tones.

  1. Highlight

Now you’re probably wondering why to highlight, but if you don’t use it, a foundation will make your face look sweaty instead. So use a highlighter and focus on your T zone, the bridge of your nose, near your tear ducts and your chin. These areas will stand out and give you a more balanced complexion resulting in a glowing, dewy look.

So there you are with a dewy look, perfect for a date or even an office day where you don’t want to make a statement.


Style & Instagrammables in Bali

I think Bali is everyone’s creative place – whether just for the feed, for your style photos or just to spark something inside your right brain. Here are my recommendations aside from the island tours and what I wore in these places.

Modern Restaurants/Bars

There are so many trendy cafe’s and restaurants in Bali, especially in Seminyak area, where you can see it left and right. My top pick and prolly the most Instagrammed one is Motel Mexicola, which made me feel like I’m in the tropical oasis of Mexico! There are visuals of art, religion and women lighted by neons. Don’t forget to visit the second floor and to visit int he afternoon. 😉

What to wear: casual. it is kinda hot in this place so while you can wear sparkly ones like below, make sure it is still comfortable!

Address: Motel Mexicola, Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Other places: Nalu Bowls, Cafe Organic, The Bistrot, Sea Circus, Ling Ling’s, Sushimi, 

Wearing @mikkascloset dress and earrings


Beach Clubs

Very popular whether in Kuta or Seminyak, Bali has pretty beach clubs! My top pick is Potato Head Beach Club, which has very modern interiors and just the perfect spot for that sunset viewing.

What to wear: bikini or your coolest summer outfit

Address: Potato Head Beach Club, alan Petitenget No.51B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Other places: La Favela, La Plancha

Wearing @wearkimsantiago pair, @kirinkirin earrings


Traditional Cafe’s & Warung (Food)

Ubud, Kuta and Tabanan are great places for traditional Balinese food and restaurant interiors. Our Uber-turned-tour guide @Enno3170 whom we got the chance to talk and interview when were on our second day recommended these places which his tourists loved. The menu here are traditional, affordable yet of quality. Plus the interiors and traditional Balinese music, especially in Warung Dedari where we had lunch before going to Ubud. I highly recommend these places which are not yet so popular in social media but deserves the attention!

What to wear: Balinese inspired florals.


Merta Harum Agroo Luwak Coffee, Jl. Raya Mawang No.98, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Warung Dedari, Jl. Raya Denpasar, Perean Tengah, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82181, Indonesia

Warung Sunset, Jl. Sunset Road, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Mertha Harum Coffee Luwak Ubud


Water Temples

I told myself that whenever I would go to Bali, I would visit these temples, not just for Instagram but for spiritual purposes as well. Uluwatu was one of the main recommendations but Enno could only take us to these two which we can reach in a day: Ulun Danu and Tanah Lot. Pura Ulun Danu is a beautiful complex

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3 Stunning Islands Beyond Bali in less than 7 hours

I dedicated a day of my Bali trip to explore three islands outside Denpasar. I told myself that I need to see these highly-instagrammed crystal clear waters and limestone cliffs when I get to this dreamy place. While I only spent a few days because of work, I needed to maximize my experience, see an overview, then prolly come back if I want more.

I booked this full-day island tour via KKDAY, which has been reliable to me. They gave me a sponsored pass for this one since I’ve written about my Taiwan trip.  I didn’t have a very long stay at Bali so I wanted to maximize my travel so decided to just do it in a day. Through this approx USD 90 KKday item, the tour is via High Speed Ocean Rafting Cruise courtesy of their supplier, Bali Hai, which has cruises of different kinds (big ferry ones as seen below) but also rafts designed with the highest safety standards and equipped with 750hp. says that “If you want to go to Nusa Penida Island from Bali, the easiest and cheapest way, if you go from the capital, Denpasar is by getting to the Sanur beach and using some traditional public boat called ‘jukung’. Jukung  take around 90 minutes to reach Nusa Penida.” We only spent around less than 30 minutes but it was really fast! I have motion sickness but I think that doesnt happen on islands as for me. Plus, there are seatbelts! hehe

Processed with VSCO with c9 presetIn terms of cost, according to NUSA P website, you will spend around 43 USD to get to NUSA P and back which is already half of the cost of this tour, which already included 3 islands, transpo back and forth to your hotel, food and snorkelling. I think it’s worth it.

We were fetched at around 9AM by an air-conditioned van in our hotel in Kuta to the port. Pick-up and drop-off areas includeLegian / Kuta / Tuban / Sanur / North Sanur/ South Nusa Dua / Uluwatu / Jimbaran / Ubud/ Tanah Lot, and selected Hotels in Ubud.

In the port, they will provide you with snorkelling equipments and towels. The vessel can only accomodate a few around (8-10) with some sense of privacy that I like.

In terms of expectations, you can see that my gadgets above show a Drone which I just purchased few hours before I departed Manila. I was kinda expecting that instagrammable cliff view.

Image: Bali Hai


But it didn’t happen. While there was snorkelling as you can see below, It was not a literal “island hopping”. We didn’t get off the boat to  experience or stay for minutes. We were just on the boat taking photos. It was just cruising past these beutiful towering limestone cliffs and inviting islands.

Nusa P and that trail for the instagrammable top view

Nonetheless, I got messages from friends that it was better that way if you’re not spending nights and days in this island (recommended: 2-4 as per my friends) because there’s just so much to do. As for them,  the a 1-day hike was very painful for the legs, hard on the skin and that requires so much training and time as well.

But it was indeed a beautiful sight. Prolly not as pretty as the one here in our country but it invited me for another one try in the next trip for the experience. They say there’s so much to do and see like beaches, falls, and unique viewpoints, like the Kelingking T-Rex. I will plan it very soon!


In the tour, there are 2 snorkelling spots and my favorite was the Crystal Bay at Nusa P. Truly crystal clear and beautiful! It was prolly the only time we got off from the boat before lunch and it was such a nice site. Tour guides are also there to support you if you have fear of the water.


I think that having a high-speed cruise almost like to yourself with very good English-speaking tour guide was worth the money and time. There’s high-quality speakers, neat comfort room, free towels and drinks. Maybe there’s more looking than experiencing but I had a time for myself and the nature versus the kinda busy life and parties at the main island Bali.

And we should talk about the healthy unli buffet that they cooked for us: fresh and deli! I even tried Indonesia fruits that I have never tasted in my life despite living in Southeast Asia LOL

We also got to have a private time at Bali Hai’s private resort where you can swim, parasail (USD 25) and take a banana boat (free). As for me, I just roamed and communicated with Mother nature. 😉


The last destination was prolly my favorite. Ceningan island is the smallest of the 3 sister islands, with a yellow bridge that connects to a bigger one Lembongan. There are only 2000 people inhabiting this place and can be accessible via motorcycles too if you’re in the this island outside Bali. There are no abundance of fresh water, not much of a night life but I saw tourists living and visiting this place with small hotels offering nature tours as well. Our tour guide took us to for a 30-min walk to see the village happenings. I think I would like to stay here for a day then 2-4 on Nusa P the next time I visit Bali.

Hindu temples left and right in this island

Overall, i thought that this tour was worth the time and money given that I only allocated one-day for these islands. I recommend these to travellers who dont have much time outside Bali, those who want a private Balinese nature experience and want to see a glimpse of these 3 islands.I have been to Coron and El Nido but there is something about the serenity and simplicity of these islands that got my attention and definitely will be back.


REVIEW: MAC Viva Glam Sia

For me, a great artist is also a great collaborator. It’s also those who can write that really thrives and survives in a very competitive music industry. So for me to see “Sia Face” as a top google keyword when I was searching for her works is such a disappointment because, even without seeing her face – which is by the way, beautiful – I see so much beauty in her work of art.

Ever since, Pretty Hurts by Beyonce which she wrote, I have been interested in her musical style, voice and lyrical content. She has written songs for Britney, Maroon 5, Kylie Minogue, David Guetta (Bang My Head is my fav!) and a lot more. Of course, who wouldn’t be captured by her hits Chandelier and Dusk ‘Til Dawn?

So when I heard that MAC is collaborating with SIA through a limited ed lippie, I immediately bought one. It’s also really great that it’s also a Viva Glam lippie as EVERY SINGLE PESO from the selling price of Viva Glam Lipsticks and Lipglass goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Now the box looks really nice as Sia has a nice signature and few letters for ther “logo”. The red color of the font leads us to the color inside. On the tube, you can also see the logo/signature on a classic Viva Glam tube that’s colored red as well.

Swatching the lippie, it is indeed a warm vivid red as the MAC website puts it. It has a matte finish that’s not too much to dry the lips. Of course, pigmentation and consistency is always on point by Viva Glam.

Comparing it to the classic Ruby Woo red of MAC, it is indeed a warmer red but not so far in that spectrum as you can see in comparison with a classic blue-toned red. This is definitely a lipstick that i can alternate with the my fave Ruby Woo.

Overall, I really love this lipstick for all of the qualities I’ve mentioned. I look forward to a part 2 of this collab, maybe an avante-garde shade? 😉