Belo SunExpert – My Ultimate Sunscreen Companion this 2017

We Filipinos eagerly await the days when we can enjoy the beautiful summer weather, and now the season is in full swing. However, before hitting the beach, the pool, or the trails, always remember to apply sunscreen. It is a crucial step to combat overexposure to the sun.

While the sun can have health benefits, too much exposure can lead to painful and dangerous conditions such as sunburn, wrinkles, premature aging, and skin cancer.

These are caused by the sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two types: UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays permeate deep into the skin and can cause visual changes in color and aging while UVB rays affect the skin’s surface and can cause sunburn.

UV rays are strongest during the summertime. Even on a cloudy or rainy day, it is easy to get sunburned because clouds do not block UV rays.

Sunscreen works by absorbing and reflecting both UVA and UVB rays. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) represents the strength of sunscreen by indicating the amount of sunburn protection for the average user.

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Belo SunExpert products.

Belo SunExpert has all that we’ve ever wanted in a sunscreen. It provides “Broad Spectrum” protection which means it includes ingredients that protect against both UVA and UVB rays, and SPF 15 or higher, which applies specifically to protection from UVB rays. Belo SunExpert blocks UV rays from the skin’s surface, then repairs and rejuvenates from within with its Cell Protect formula. It is hypoallergenic, has a light, non-sticky touch that is easily absorbed by the skin giving immediate effectivity, water resistant, fragrance-free, paraben-free, lightweight, and dermatologist-tested.

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First Belo SunExpert products I got from Sample Room Philippines last March 2016

I first learned about the Belo SunExpert through Sample Room Philippines. I signed up for Sample Room in 2015 and because of Sample Room I have developed a new skincare routine for myself, which includes sunscreen use. Every. Single. Day. Rain or shine.

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My recent Belo SunExpert product samples from Sample Room Philippines

Last March, Sample Room restocked our favorite Belo SunExpert products including the new Hair and Scalp Shield (out of stock when I ordered my samples) and the After Sun Gel. I was lucky enough to get a sample of the After Sun Gel.

Below are the swatches of the Belo SunExpert products that I really love using on a daily basis.

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Belo SunExpert Ultragentle Sheer Spray

I love this sheer spray-on sunscreen and I specifically like it for the outdoor activities because it’s easy to reapply. It is non-sticky, quick-absorbing and water resistant. It is ultragentle and safe for kids’ delicate skin.

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My litlte boy loves this spray sunscreen because it doesn’t irritate his sensitive skin and it’s quickly absorbed so no more waiting required, he can go swim and play under the sun right away.

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Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen with SPF 50 & PA++++

I wear this tinted sunscreen everyday. It has tone adapt technology that gives me the “no makeup look”, it is lightweight and non-comedogenic.

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Belo SunExpert Body Shield with SPF 60 & PA+++ and Face Cover with SPF 40 & PA+++

These sunscreens shields me from ultraviolet rays, both A and B, while safeguarding me from rashes, clogged pores, acne, and sunburns.

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Belo SunExpert After Sun Gel

Belo SunExpert does not only protect our skin before and during sun exposure, but also after sun exposure with the new After Sun Gel. It has skin boosting ingredients and a cooling sensation that’s great for sun-stressed skin. I used it after swimming and it gave me that soothing sensation.

 

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Belo SunExpert Transparent Mist with SPF 50 & PA+++

The transparent mist sprays on my skin and it sets onto the skin pretty quickly. No need to wait for 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. It is non-greasy and no oily residue.

 

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My ultimate sunscreen companion this summer. I bring them with me all the time.

These Belo SunExpert products are so handy and travel- friendly too! They come in lightweight tubes and I just pop them in my handbag. I use different products depending on my sun exposure. I love the combination of the Ultragentle Sheer Spray and the After Sun Gel.

However, applying sunscreen should never be restricted to summer alone. Even when it’s cloudy or rainy there is no escaping the sun’s rays and not even when I’m “safely” indoors or under the shade. Rain or shine, the need for shielding our skin from the harsh rays of the sun is essential. And, Belo SunExpert sunscreen does that job for us. So let’s stay young and beautifully protected with Belo SunExpert everyday!

Thanks to Sample Room Ph for allowing us to “try before we buy” and for always giving us products that makes us healthy and protected. Sample Room is not just a sampling site, it is a community of people who cares for each other’s well-being and who encourages each other to be the best version of themselves. So what are you waiting for? Register now at http://www.sampleroom.ph and be a roommate like us.

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My Best Beautiful with Olay Regenerist

Aging is inevitable!  I am 39 years old and proud of the years I accumulate. It is accompanied by wisdom, experience, and greater insight.  Growing old, I’m on board with. But looking old? I’m not so hot on that idea yet. I notice my skin is drier and duller in color. There are more fine lines around key areas such as my eyes and my mouth.  Age spots and ‘expression’ lines became very visible.

I’m using the Olay Total Effects Day Cream, however, I’m kind of lacking a nighttime regimen. I know I should cleanse my face at night and remove any makeup before going to bed. But little did I know that a nighttime routine can affect how my skin looks the next day. So when I wake up in the morning, hello signs of ageing!

I’ve been an active Sample Room member since July 2015. The system of “Try before you buy” works well for me as I don’t want wasting money on items that would not work for me. I purchased VIP points to avail more samples and even get luxury samples for free and just pay for the shipping fee. I was so excited to grab full sized samples of Olay Regenerist products.

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Special delivery from Sample Room

I did the #OlayNightRitual #5NightsChallenge and the changes are amazing!

At bedtime I cleanse my face with my regular cleanser, followed by my usual toner. Then I dispense two pumps of the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence 40 ml and apply it on my face in a circular motion, avoiding the eye and lip area. The product is absorbed by the skin quickly. After a few minutes I then massage the Olay Regenerist Micro-Scuplting Cream onto my face and neck in an upward circular motion. I use them twice a day, morning and evening

The Products:

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence 40 ml (Php 1,399)

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Olay Regenerist Micro-Scuplting Cream 50 grams (Php 1,699)

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The Promise: 

Day 01 – Visiby reduces pores, improves texture & radiance

Day 14 – Noticeably firmer skin

Day 28 – Reduces years of wrinkles

The Verdict:

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Day 0 vs Day 6

I am blown away from the results I’ve gotten from the Olay Regenerist Duo. I had previously been using an arsenal of anti-aging products and was seeing minimal results. After about 5 nights of using Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Micro-Scuplting Cream my skin looks so much hydrated, age spots fading, less visible pores, light pink in cheeks returning, and my under eye area has lightened and looks less puffy. Both have a non-sticky texture and does not clog pores. I’m in love with these products!

With the Olay Regenerist products I received from Sample Room, I have developed a new skincare routine for my self. Hello, best beautiful skin! Will definitely continue using this skincare routine to further my results.

If you’d like to experience Olay Regenerist products on your own, head to your local health and beauty stores now.

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Unboxing: May 2016 BDJ Box Elite x Revlon Summer Love

 

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Every month BDJ Box launches a beauty box, and it sells out very quickly. I tried subscribing since last year but it was always sold out.

This is my first BDJ Box Elite so I was pretty stoked when it finally arrived at my doorstep.

The Box: BDJ Box Elite Revlon Summer Love, Php 1,480

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The Products:

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Obsession, Php 575.00

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Revlon Photoready Kajal Matte Eye Pencil in Matte Lemon, Php 575.00

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Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara, Php 650.00

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Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator, Php 825.00

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Revlon Luxurious Colorsilk Buttercream in Light Golden Brown, Php 450.00

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Revlon Transforming Effects Nail Enamel in Cosmic Flakies, P250.00

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Revlon Nail Enamel in Socialite, Php 225.00

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Revlon Expert Tweezer, Php 150.00

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Revlon Diamond Collection Nail File, Php 150.00

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The Look: Here’s a full look I’ve created with the products I got. With Revlon Summer Love collection,  I can rock the summer glow look even on cloudy or rainy days!

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I love Revlon Nail Enamels! I’ve been using this brand for the past 10 years now. I applied the Transforming Effects Nail Enamel on my ring finger.

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The Verdict: This box has a value of about Php 3,850 worth of Revlon products and tools . I’m happy to see such a high value for the May Elite Box. Overall, I think it’s a great box for women who are adventurous with makeup and love to try new products. The lip color, highlighter and the mascara are wins for me!

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What do you think of the latest BDJ Box Elite? Were you able to grab one?

If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on the next BDJ Box, head on over to http://www.bdjbox.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All About Dad

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. – Bob Marley

Today is Father’s Day and I am dedicating this post to my loving father. I have great amount of love for my Papa. I consider myself his mini female version. An indescribable bond was formed the second our eyes met and I become his baby girl. Our bond fostered incredible growth and lifelong lessons from both ends.

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1978. Summer vacation in Ilocos Norte.

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1984. A month after my little sister passed away.

When I was 10, my baby sister passed away. She was only 2 years old and was the light of our lives. My parents were equally devastated by her loss. Since then, Papa became overprotective of me and my brother but I totally understood that the pain and fear of losing a child drove his overprotective nature. As time passed by we somehow gathered ourselves and started moving forward in life. After a year, my parents were blessed with another baby boy.

Growing up, Papa taught me strong moral values, personal responsibility, honesty and trust, compassion and to respect all life. Papa taught me how to play and enjoy sports, the value of education and how to make good decisions in life. He taught me to have fun and to laugh. He taught me the meaning of work, and the meaning of love. Papa did all these by being a nurturing father, a dedicated worker, a firm disciplinarian and a very loving parent.

One thing that I love about Papa, is his laugh. People loves being around him. He makes other people laugh with his stories and jokes, and the way he would laugh about anything and everything! From his many stories, I learned that life should be enjoyed. Life is short. Do what makes you happy. Laugh a lot and live A LOT. I learned how to appreciate moments and treasure all the experiences that comes my way. Because of Papa, I realized the value of enjoying the little things in life – chirping of birds in the morning, a clean bed to sleep on, a home cooked meal, and most importantly, a good laugh.

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1995. Of course, Papa was first dance during my 18th birthday.

Papa was there to share with me in times of joy and in times of hardship. He generously gave us personal time, his hard-fought efforts, and his true self so that we may grow up to face this challenging world with courage, hope, and faith. Papa was not perfect and he did have his faults, his struggles, and his weaknesses. He taught me, however, how to face these problems and challenges with a positive attitude and a strong will. These examples and the great memories I have shared with my father are everlasting and have positively influenced my life like no one else could have. #BDJAllAboutDad

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2015. Meet my wacky but loving family.

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE YOUR BEST BEAUTIFUL

Aging happens and there is no stopping it. As we age our skin is at the mercy of many factors such as sun, pollution, harsh weather, stress and bad habits. Wrinkles and spotted skin are an inevitable part of the natural aging process. Our skin becomes less elastic, dull, drier and thinner as we become older.

I am in my late 30s and I started to notice my skin is drier and duller in color. There are more fine lines around key areas such as my eyes and my mouth.  Age spots and ‘expression’ lines became visible.

In my quest to take better care of my aging skin I followed several beauty bloggers to learn about their beauty regimens. I stumbled upon the BDJ Bella blogs and was curious about it so I signed up at http://www.ilovebdj.com  and became a Bella last June. I even attended BDJ Beauty Boot Camp held at Blue Leaf in Paranaque City and the BDJ Global Glam held at Glorietta 2. I had an awesome time meeting other Bellas, learning beauty routines and meeting the people behind BDJ Box. BDJ is more than just a planner; it is a community of empowered women who inspire others to live life to the fullest.

What a blessing it was to be part of the BDJ community. Last August I received an Olay package from BDJ: the Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Day Cream and the Olay Deep Moisture Body Wash for free! Oh the perks of being a Bella! Then my friend who also received the Olay package gave me her Total Effects Day Cream sample because she still has a bottle of it at home.

Olay Package from BDJ

Olay Package from BDJ

Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Day Cream promises to fight the 7 signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone, age spots, uneven texture, dryness, dullness and pores. I applied it to my cleansed face and neck twice a day. I am blown away from the results I’ve gotten from this day cream. I had previously been using an arsenal of anti-aging products and was seeing minimal results. After about 2  weeks of using Olay Total Effects my skin looks hydrated, even toned with age spots fading, less visible fine lines and wrinkles, light pink in cheeks returning, and my under eye area has lightened and looks less puffy. I love that it also has SPF 15 to protect my skin from sun damage. It has a non-sticky texture and does not clog pores. A word of advice, the 7-in-1 cream works best alone and not mixed with other products (that’s just for me). Simplify your routine and just wear this day and night and you will see beautiful skin revealed.

Before and affter using Olay

Before and affter using Olay

Olay Deep Moisture with Honey Body Wash promises to gives deep moisture that outlasts your day. It has a  breakthrough Moisture Outlast formula that penetrates the skin’s surface layer by layer to infuse your skin with long-lasting moisture. Honey is full of antioxidants which are good for wrinkles and aging skin. It is antibacterial, which helps with acne treatments and prevention. Honey clarifies skin by opening up and unclogging pores. I used the body wash immediately after receiving the package because it smells really good! The scent stays even after washing and I just love it. It lathers quite well with a puff and feels silky on the skin as you use it. It rinses off easily as well. Also it doesn’t take that much of the product to get a good lather going. My skin is supple and smooth after showering. Olay Deep Moisture body wash does a good job of hydrating my skin. My skin feels soft and moisturized throughout the day. The product definitely holds true to it’s name. It is very moisturizing for my dry, sensitive skin with a history of contact dermatitis.

Bubbles, bubbles!

I look at myself in the mirror and I actually feel beautiful again. I must say this experience has been truly a blessing for me. I feel empowered and more confident. Whatever your age, beauty is a voyage of discovery – and it’s never too late to be your best beautiful and to live your life to the fullest! 

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XOXO,

Chalee

Abundantly Blessed

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

Every day we wake up is a blessing. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, how often do we stop to appreciate waking up in the morning? Every day is a gift from God that we are called to unwrap. Often times we miss many of God’s gifts to us because we are not thankful enough. We have stopped counting our blessings. We have neglected the awesomeness of being alive, the wonders of nature, the love of family and friends, and the joy of work.

Counting our blessings doesn’t mean that we won’t have trials or hardships in our lives. Nevertheless, focusing on our blessings change how we view our problems. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can always control how we choose to respond. I have had seasons of life when I felt like everything was out of whack. I have had frustrating days when I just can’t seem to get anything accomplished. One day I was encouraged by our church pastor to focus on gratitude and to keep track of the many small things in life that I am thankful for.  I chose to stop complaining and instead gave thanks to God for the good in my life.  Counting my blessings stimulated my mind and heart toward contentment. I have learned to thank God for the things I used to overlook – the beautiful sunset, the love of family and friends, a delicious meal, good health and the air I breathe.

My life is not perfect and I don’t have everything but I have a perfect God who continues to bless me much more than I deserve. God promised He will bless us abundantly, so that we can overflow in love in serving others. Thanksgiving knows no age, skin color, or status. It is an opportunity for all of us to praise God from whom all blessings flow. May our hearts always be thankful.

God bless you!

Chalee