Thursday, April 22, 2021

Recogen Collagen Drink


Call me hardworking in a lot of things but I accept calling me Lazy when it comes to drinking my vitamins or taking my health supplements.

I only got a change of heart during the start of Lockdown due to COVID-19.

I have been working from home for so many years but busy going in and out of home to send my son to and from school, attend events, work as a professional skincare and makeup trainer to going for meetings with clients for my PR work!  

Not only that, I was able to squeeze in workout time at the gym for the past 2 years doing Muay Thai, Boxing and HIIT training.

The lockdown shook my world.  I got stressed, my body settled to a potato couch life and I felt a lot of pains from a simple task like housework!  

I honestly lost the interest to move forward for the next 3 months after lockdown.  Thankfully, with the help of my son and husband plus the happiness of creating content online and my regular job, I was able to jump back to my normal self but the “workout” side didn’t really thrive. 

For the year 2021, I vouched to get back to more workouts!  Not just short lazy workouts but workout that really shoot my heart rate up!  And with that, I am more open to take supplements.  Thankfully, I was introduced to RECOGEN.

Recogen is a collagen powdered drink that aims to help restore and maintain healthy joints while doing mobility exercises,, regenerate cartilage and collagen in the joints in a safe and natural way.  

This can be taken daily and results may vary with individuals but difference can be felt within 48 weeks.  

Recogen contains 100-percent pure and Short Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP) from Germany.  Collagen peptide are amino acids that provide structure to the body’s bones, skin, tendons and ligaments that is naturally produced by the body to connect our joints.  This can also help contribute to imrpoving skin elasticity and join health including development of muscle mass and growth.

So I have tried this on various drinks for a week and loving how this can be easily dissolved in drinks.  This product is odorless and tasteless and thankfully, NO SUGAR added so it never sweetened my drinks (I don’t add sugar on my drinks btw!). 

Though I am a coffee drinker, it is best not to dissolve Recogen on caffeine drinks like Coffee and Tea instead, I like to mix it with just regular water or milk!  


Recogen is distributed in the Philippines by Dyna Drug Corporation and available at for Php.2,900 for 30 sachets. For more information about Recogen, Dyna Drug Corp. and its other products, visit

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Dear Dahlia Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse Swatches and Review (Bestseller Collection)


I lvoe minis and I wish all brands would create such like Dear Dahlia!

The 6 mini Velvet Lip Mousse available in 4 sets (Bestseller Collection, Teddy Bear Collection, Pink Collection and Red Collection).

Straightforward.  Delivers.

Dear Dahlia Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse Swatches and Review

I got the 6-piece set of mini Dear Dahlia Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse via Sephora PH website and it was the best decision as I get to feel my favorite shade without spending a lot.  Priced at Php980.00, I got 6 shades to work with and a tube would probably last me more than 15 uses because they are highly opaque and pigmented.

Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse with a unique whipped velvety texture effortlessly glides onto your lips offering a dreamy soft-focus powdery matte finish. The weightless, high-pigment formula continuously wraps your lips with intense color ensuring long-wear without the drying discomfort.

Dear Dahlia Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse Swatches and Review

A closer look on all 6 swatches.  The first 3 look almost similar to each other on my pigmented lips but if you have light colored lips, you’ll see the difference of each shade easily.  Kindly check out my photo wearing each shade from top to bottom (from photo above).  I apologize for not being able to name each shade because they are too small for my “aged eyes” LOL

Based from my eyesight, this one is the lightest shade among the 6 and I love this for the natural effect and youthful vibe it exudes.  For the first time, I can wear such shade without much makeup on and look healthy.  

Dear Dahlia Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse Swatches and Review

Shade 2 is similar to shade 1 but I can see it is 2 tones darker than the first.  This is perfect for those who prefer nude lipcolor but with medium to darker complexion.  

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Hairstyle Tutorial: Ribbon Half-Up Half-Down


Always a hairstylist at heart! 

Since I have mentioned this to be my longest hair to date, I have been experimenting with diffferent styles after styles since I have gazillion of hair accessories (ok, thousands! :P)

I found a roll of polka-dotted ribbon which I bought from a bookstore for professional styling - Yes, I do hairstyling a couple of years back together with Bridal Makeup!  So yes, obviously, I didn’t get to use this as I totally forgot about them and during one of those clean up sessions, I found it again which brought me back to so much good memories!

Here’s just one fun way I could sport a simple hairstyle with a ribbon.  This ribbon is better for ANY age because of the texture, the design (polka-dots are for EVERYBODY) and the lightweight feather-like texture of the fabric!  The color isn’t outrageous making it work for any outfit color!

If you are younger, or have a daughter, you may tie it up into a nice huge bow!  

Feel free to watch my quick Instagram TV on how easy it was to create both styles!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Summer-Ready OOTD


My fashion style is quite straightforward.  

Simple, minimalistic, relatable.

I also like to wear pieces that can be worn and reworn several times because —— practical!  And since the weather is getting hotter every single day, I pulled out my colorful top that screams SUMMER!  My son loved this top so much because he loves colors!  This was just a Php150.00 top which I tied a knot and fixed the sleeves making it look more expensive than its’ original price.

The shorts has been around for so many years !  These 2 together, I felt most at-home.  

But reality is..... pigtails and cold drink will always be part of my “OOTD”.  

What do you think?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Keratin Plus Review


Greeting you with my best hair YET!

The whole lockdown with me staying home and not leaving the house (unless I visit my parents).  I never get the chance to go to a hair salon (a personal choice) for safety.  That said, I have cut my own hair 3 x in total while gazillion times for my Husband and Son!

When you check out all my posts or to my long time AMW readers, you will know this is my LONGEST hair to date!  I wanted this length for so long but dryness, frizziness and tangles stopped me from achieving that dream length!  I also like to go to hair salons for some pampering session and no matter how many times I say TRIM, hairstylists tend to go overboard and cut LONGER THAN TRIM :P  So yes to cut the long story short, this is my longest hair because —- NO CHOICE.

As much as I want to cut my hair short, I don’t want to mess up with it!  I have experiences in cutting other people’s hair but I will never be confident in cutting my own!  

I came to a point of geting SUPER irritated with my hair - you can ask my husband.  I have been whining about it more than the pandemic itself (hahaha) SORRY NOT BEING SUPERFICIAL but I KNEW I cannot do anything about COVID-19 but I can do something about my hair! 

I have tried various treatments from inexpensive to expensive ones so you can honestly give me a call and I’ll give you a quick rundown on all the brands I’ve used! HAHAHA

One brand I reecently tried and liked is surprisingly inexpensive and available online!  Keratin Plus Brazilian Hair Treatment!  For the price of Php35.00 for 5 sachets, you would think they are too cheap to even work!  (Well, that was my original thought).

Keratin Plus —-

  • Keratin Plus Brazilian Hair Treatment 20g- BlackGet that dream hair with KERATIN plus Brazilian Hair Treatment, specially formulated with Keratin Plus Extracts, Argon Oil and Jojoba Oil."Proven to:Instantly helps smoothen and soften hair Tame frizz and fly awaysHelps repair dry and damaged hair caused by chemical treatments, coloring, rebonding, and regular hair styling""
  • Direction for Use: Remove excess water after shampoo. Apply Keratin Plus Brazilian Hair Treatment and comb hair with fingers. Leave on hair for 1 minute then rinse with water.For extra conditioning, leave on hair fir 3 minutes. Use daily for best results.

AMW says —-

For reference, I do have frizzy hair but I take care of it.  I use a lot of treatment oils and heat protectant whenever I use heating tools.  This condition may be bad for me but not as bad as others but the tangles are driving me crazy!  I am losing so much hair on every single combing/brushing .  So this is my before photo and mind you, my result may differ with yours so please do not FIGHT ME! :P

During the 1 week Holy Week break here in the Philippines, I got more time on my hands because I do not need to tutor my son or wake up early for his online school.  What I did was I used Black Keratin from Keratin Plus for the whole week (7 days straight) leaving it for at least 15 minutes with a shower cap!  I also wrap my head with an extra towel and do my usual chores before I was it off!  

I finally SAW results after patiently doing that for full 7 days.  Unfortunately, my son is back to school so I am still using the said product but lesser amount of time!  

What do you think about my after photo?  It does work right?

So my friends have been noticing how long and healthier my hair looks!  I do feel the difference thought the split ends and dry ends will always remain.  Let’s be realistic here, this is not a magical product, but it worked in terms of lessening my hair frizziness and my hair combing is easier - around 50% better than before.

Keratin Plus is available in leading groceries and online stores.

Follow them on Instagram for more information.

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!