Zenith Smart Scale Review

IMG_8702

Looking for an affordable smart scale? Get the Zenith 4-in-1 Wireless Smart Weighing Scale! Read on if you want to learn more about the pros and cons of this Zenith Smart Scale Review. It’s equipped with 4 features such as recording your instant health progress every time you connect it to your phone while you stand on the 4 metal sensors. It shows your body weight, body fat, water fluid, muscle mass, your Body Mass Index, BMR, bone mass and visceral fat. I bought this as a new year present to myself seeing as the holidays may clearly have made an impact on my health *cough* figure. Check out my unboxing below!

IMG_8687

I purchased mine online via Kimstore and got it a week later. It was safely packed with bubble wrap prior to opening the box itself. It weighed at about 5kgs. What made me purchase one aside from the price was the features!

IMG_8690

Inside the box was the scale which was fitted neatly with styrofoam and wrapped in plastic. I was honestly excited and clearly nervous to try this one out. The look and surface kinda reminds me of those old Ipods which makes it look sleek!

IMG_8696Here’s the manual which was written in several languages. You can make out the features here and further information about the product. The scale utilizes Bioeletrical Impedance Analysis technology, which takes advantage of the conductive composition found in the body’s muscle and water content, thereby making measurements more accurate.

IMG_8695
The batteries were already provided and you just had to remove the plastic contact for it to start working. As you can see it has a bluetooth feature which connects to your phone! Be it iOS or Android.

IMG_8698

All you simply have to do is download a third party app over at the App Store or Google Play. It’s called iWellness by Yu Hua min. Open the app and fill in your own profile and there you go! You can save up to 10 profiles in the app. To start, just step on the scale or specifically on the 4 metal sensors and viola! Your info has been recorded. Another thing I liked about it is that it shows a graph of every input that’s been recorded so you can see what day you lost and gained weight.

INDICATIONS:

  • 1 unit of Zenith 4-in-1 Wireless Smart Health Scale
  • 1 Manual and User Guide
  • 4 AAA batteries

SUPPORTED DEVICES:

  • IOS Devices running on iOS 8 or higher
  • Smartphones or tablets running on Android 4.3 or higher
  • Must have a Bluetooth function
  • Device memory must at least be 1GB

 

Alphabear: Bears That Spell

alphabear1I’m a sucker for cute mobile games and Alphabear is one of them. So what kind of game is it? It’s a pretty simple word puzzle game by Spry Fox and designed by Meowza. Just click the tiles with letters to spell words and collect cute bears whose powers boost your score! There’s nothing quite like killing time by clicking random letters to form a word while waiting. Watch the trailer below!

These bears accumulate and get bigger for each word you form from the board. The characters themselves are so adorably restless that I just couldn’t take my eyes off this said game with names like Fore Bear, Kissy Bear, De Bear and more! For a word game enthusiast such as myself, I love it. The game is made up of several chapters which is then separated into different boards: a big board, a timed board, a treasure board and a boss board. Check out several screenshots I made in-game below.

alphabear-screenshot2

The first one would be the chapter page. You get to collect several bears for each chapter. The screenshot in the middle is the actual gameplay. The red blocks mean that they’ll be turning to stone soon which block the bears growth and is equivalent to only one point. You can see my bears growing to random proportions for each block cleared. These are equivalent to points at the end of the game.alphabear-screenshot1

alphabear1When you finish a board, a bear “takes a selfie” while saying random sentences using the words you made. You also get a new bear for every target you may have reached or your current bear gets powered up. But just because it’s cute doesn’t mean it’s easypeasy. The boards get harder and the quota score gets higher for every chapter. Hint: Don’t aim for long-ass words at the beginning chapters or it’s going to ask for more on the later chapters.

You can download Alphabear on Google Play (Android) and the iTunes Appstore (iOS).

What I didn’t like about it:

  • The game requires an internet connection for your progress to be saved.
  • The timed board makes your brain go on a haywire random word clicking spree.
  • Bears sleep too long. (;⌣̀_⌣́)

The Saem Eco Soul Henna Marker Brow – A Review


I have never actually prioritized my brows when it came to my usual make-up routine. I just groom and shape them once in a while when they start to run amok because I really lack the skills to highlight, fill in, shade and among other things you can possibly do to your brows. Personally, I find it slightly annoying when there are stray hairs, that is why a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do and that’s grooming them.
hennabrow1

Okay, enough about that. I just wanted to share my review on something i’d never thought I would appreciate it’s very existence to the point that I constantly use it but only whenever I feel like I have to. Its called Eco Soul Henna Marker Brow by The Saem.

….and it stays where it should be for a very long time. Seriously, i’m thinking of never going back to eyebrow pencils and the like. I dub this product as my staple now because it is exactly what I’ve been looking for and the results are what I definitely want. It doesn’t smell weird and dries up quite fast too and I have been using it for several months now.  As you can see it comes packaged in a box that which is made from recycled materials because this brand is known to be nature friendly.

It is best recommended to use it after washing your face and before applying skincare at night. Draw the desired shape and then let it settle for about 8 hours or while you’re sleeping. I personally apply this only once and I never bring it with me unless I travel somewhere for a period of time.

hennabrow

What I least liked about it was its applicator because it was shaped just like an ordinary felt tip marker. It’s a bit thick at the tip and slightly tricky to put on when you’re at the parts need some precision such as the ends.

thesaem-beforeafter

Before & After

Here is a before and after photo of my eyebrows. I only prepped my face by doing my usual facial cleaning routine to which I then applied the marker. My hair color is naturally black and the shade I have here is No. 2 which would be Dark Brown. Note that this product isn’t for the HD kind of makeup. I would not recommend this if you’re using this for shoots. It is best used for daily routines or when you’re going out because it’s technically for a very natural look and as you can see my eyebrows are slightly sparse.

An immediate effect is noticeable once it has been applied. The shade blends in perfectly after 8 hours of application plus it doesn’t come off so easily even after doing activities that make you sweat, swim and movements that involuntarily make you wipe off your brow.

PROS

CONS

Long lasting  Available in limited shades only
Sweatproof Thick marker tip
Smudgeproof
Affordable
Pigmented

You can get one yourself at from Agent Dolly for only 350php!

Camper Planner Unboxing

This would probably one of the most random things i’d ever buy midyear considering most people would get these by the end or at the start of a new year. What made me want to get one was for the need to organize my schedules the old fashioned way, jotting them down. I got this one from FILED. The dimensions for this one is at 6×6. Easy to fit in any bag.

What I liked about their planner was that they offered to customize my name on the cover with whit ink! Cute ain’t it? Mind you their maximum characters are four letters only. The cover is in navy blue which was different from their store, it kinda had a purple tone to it but nonetheless it was pretty with its silver stamped cover.

DSC_0008

My item arrived 2 weeks after purchase. I knew of this already since they notified me that it takes them within 7-15 business days to ship  your item. Their courier was via 2GO. I was worried during the first week because there wasn’t any notification whatsoever that they sent the item but I waited patiently and viola it arrived unexpectedly! It was wrapped in a plastic film then packed nicely too in a white box.

DSC_0015

It contained two freebies which was a printed watercolored postcard that served as a quaint keepsake and a green Faber-Castell CX Colour Ballpoint Pen. The pen I found unexpected because it was posted on their site that it was a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen. 🙁

DSC_0019

Here are the contents! The thickness of each page was at 80 GSM, ideal for scribbling. There is no date so you can fill it in by yourself. Good thing too so I can use it till the next year/s.

DSC_0020

Each month was divided by a monthly travel photo which was taken by local explorers. There was also an expense tracker to which you can write down what you’ve spent and the like.

DSC_0023

It had a go list page where you can write down the possible places you want to travel. Their additional travel tips are most welcomed!

DSC_0030 DSC_0034DSC_0055

I’ll be filling this up with good things and photos. 🙂

DSC_0056

Sadly, the back cover had irreparable scratches as you can see here but nonetheless i’m pretty sure this planner will serve its purpose and that is to organize my schedule and make me less forgetful. I love it and thank you FILED!

DSC_0053

Overall, my transaction with them was smooth as it can be. I do hope they make their customer service better by notifying their customers of their tracking numbers once they send the item.

You can get this planner here!

It’s Skin Aloe Soothing Face & Body Mist – A Review

aloemistitsskin1

 

I am not one to use these kind of things but something unfortunate such as getting scalded by boiling hot coffee by accident certainly made me bat my eyelash on the effectiveness of this product. Here’s what happened:

A friend accidentally spilled their coffee all over the table facing my direction which resulted in most of the contents ending up on my whole legs and crotch mainly. I was wearing leggings so it instantly seeped through along with the burning sensation.  The pain was sharp and intense. I ran to the bathroom to clean myself off. The smell was gone but the annoying burn of the pain lingered. Leia whooped out this baby and after a few thorough sprays, the redness definitely wore off and the pain subsided after a few minutes. Talk about effective!

It was Leia who kept on raving about this product and every once in a while i’d spritz some on my face because it felt very refreshing especially with the summer weather these days. Never thought this product would come in handy! I’m pretty sure this would do wonders with sunburns too. It also has a fruity almost melon-like smell and not the kind that’s sickeningly sweet which I really like. I have spritzed this on several times on my face and it has certainly left me refreshed even when I had make-up on.

aloemistitsskin

 

Product Details:

This product contains 95% Aloe Extract, Mulberry Root Extract, Yeast/Caragana Root Extract, Black Bean Extract, Chamomile, Rosemary, Lavender, Bergamot, Basil Leaf, Lemon Balm, Sage Leaf, Oregano Left, Sophia Mint. Leaving your skin instantly feeling refreshed, moisturized and nourished.

It is also free from Artificial Colors, Parabens, Animal Testing, Benzophenone and Propylene Glycol.

It comes in a 400mL spritzer therefore it’s a bit big but I do recommend just using a small refillable atomizer! You can get this at Agent Dolly for those who are located in the Philippines.

 

Excerpt from A Book I will Never Write

How to Bring Light to Her Life

Don’t tell her she’s flawless, she won’t believe it for a second.
Tell her she’s enchanting, fascinating, and captivating. Tell her she’s lovely, intelligent, and wise.
Tell her that every word she says is intriguing.
Try to explain to her how profound her thoughts and ideas are.
Tell her that you’ve noticed how her face lights up when someone smiles at her.
Describe to her the stars in her eyes that twinkle when she laughs.
Tell her about her contagious smile and the way that it brightens cloudy days.
Tell her that her creativity is inspiring.
Tell her she’s good at taking pictures and making people laugh.
And keep telling her until she believes every bit of it.
Don’t tell her she’s perfect, for she’s spent a lot of time counting and memorizing her flaws, tell her she’s loved.

Note: Posting this just to remind girls out there who need a little bit more love than usual.

The Wanderess by Roman Payne

thewanderess

When she was a child, my love carried a road map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs.

 I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a ‘wanderess.’ Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences – whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.

The Wanderess is a love story, a novel of heroism, friendship and romance. Portraying the lives of two unsettled vagabonds led by their own strange desires, mutual obsessions, and as destiny may have foretold. It’s a story of literary intrigue told by our protagonist Saul, son of Solarus to a writer who we first come across during the first four chapters.

Our writer, whom we’ll just fondly call “Sir” tells us of a scene where two lovers bid each other the most passionate of goodbyes only to see a promise broken the very next day. We then discover that this kind Sir tries to help out our ‘wanderess‘ named Saskia, by letting her hitch a ride with him to the nearest port which would be at Civitavecchia. He then discovers that Saskia is off to Tripoli on her own much to his surprise. He immediately travels back to where he originally found them and finds the other lover named Saul, son of Solarus in a forlorn state. Upon learning of Saskia’s whereabouts he immediately catches the next boat bound for Tripoli with the aid of our Sir writer.

She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city

Sir then recalls reading up a newspaper clipping that a certain Saul, son of Solarus was wanted in Tripoli with a 25,000 thousand bounty to his head. This leads to our writer thinking he may have pushed Saul to certain death much to his lament. After some time, we meet the couple once more bidding each other a romantic goodbye and Saul meets our sir writer wherein he tells their story from their beginnings up to the rest of the story over dinner and cognac.

Saul tells his tale of pursuit of pleasure and fortune getting tangled with the quest of this “Wanderess” for her long-lost friend and her own fortune, the two find themselves on a picaresque path that leads them through Spain, France, Italy and beyond; their adventures weaving them deeper and deeper into a web of jealous passion, intrigue, betrayal, and finally, murder.

Thoughts about the book:

The internet made me read this book. I had to scour the interwebs just to desperately get my hands for a copy of this book be it in .epub, .mobi, paperback or even hardcover (which would already be a stretch). After days of utter search and desperation, I found it.

Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.

The Wanderess is told the way our hero recounts of his tale to a scribe, it was beautifully poured out bit by bit with a hint of intrigue and poetic appeal. There are some parts wherein the character development seemed quite lull at times but  sudden unrest arises on the next page. Roman Payne’s writing has certainly transported me back to the lifestyles of the 19th century. You don’t find coming-of-age novels pertaining to female solo travel especially during that century and to think that this was written with classical flare by a man! This book took my inner self through so many intriguing places all the way from Southeast Asia, across the oceans and  time then onto the historic lands of Europe I have only dreamed of seeing thus far like Barcelona, Paris, Andalusia, Greece, Florence, Tuscany  and so many more. It made me want to put on my wandering shoes and go on an adventure of my own excluding the death part (haha).

Title: The Wanderess
Author: Roman Payne
Publisher: Aesthete Press
ISBN-10: 098522813X
Price: 8.50USD

Childhood Nostalgia the ZeroThreeTwo Way

032c

There’s nothing like food from home.
Food.
Greasy food. Sugary food.
We want them all. – Carlo Villarica

032e Just got this tee from the mail! It’s from ZeroThreeTwo‘s Home Sweet Home Collection. I’ve always been an avid follower of their blog since their launch. It’s an awesome site that talks about the going ons and the pretty cool finds and places to go to whenever you’re in the Queen City of The South. Being the sweet tooth that I am, I had to get my hands it! You can purchase this shirt here. 032a I got mine in a round neck men sized medium (a personal preference). It’s available only in white (hopefully just for now!). The fabric is very lightweight and unless I’m mistaken it is made of cotton. I got mine online and the transaction itself was smooth as it could ever be. There were no hassles, just delays in the shipping though which was the courier’s responsibility already. You could also add in specific details and they pretty much answer inquiries promptly in case you’re in doubt. 032da It’s got their tag at the lower left side of the tee. Catchy tagline eh? Another thing I liked about this shirt is because it is proudly made in Cebu! 032f The print quality is fair enough. I love their theme! It truly reminds me of childhood goodies and a decent game of Boggle back when internet was almost next to nonexistent for those under the age of ten.032g It’s a personal note written by Carlo himself. They even sent in a little tote bag! I found the teensy weensy wooden camera clip extremely adorable and on point! There are more designs from the Home Sweet Home Collection which you can check out here. 032b Let’s see how this looks on the actual fitting… Not so bad eh? 032h   More at:

Bioré Skin Care Facial Foam – a Review

Hello! This is my product review for Bioré Skin Care Facial Foam which is the purple one called Deep Clear There are also other four other varieties for this one which are Acne Care, Scrub-in, Moisture and Deep Moisture. I was told that once you try it, you will never go back and truth be told dear reader, they were friggin right! It is amazing.

Before I start with my review let’s talk about the product itself. It’s the lated product from Biore and is produced by Kao Corp. Deep Clear was launched just last year of 2014 so i’m pretty sure this one is brand new. It cleanses skin by ‘acting on dirt and letting it float to the surface of the skin’.

DSC_0083a

Deep clear gently yet effectively deep cleans pores while maintaining the skin’s moisture. There’s more information about it including the ingredients here from Ratzillacosme. This one contains 130grams and is good for several months use. The texture for Deep Clear is creamy and white as with most facial foams and it has that nice floral scent to it. I always use a pea sized amount for every wash. It doesn’t get foamy easily so don’t forget to wet your face before applying. Scrub it on your face for about 2-3 minutes before rinsing. DSC_0087a

You don’t have to scrub it real hard for this to work. You can already feel and notice the results after rinsing it off. It had that ‘squeaky clean’ feel and was very refreshing. The effect lasted longer than other soaps i have used for my face since mine slightly leans to the oily skin type.

I got this one at 300php only from Omoshiroi Mono and their products come direct from Japan! Take note that they have limited stocks only so I daresay you go get yourself one of the facial care babies.

Jeunesse Goody Bag

There was this video I found months ago that miraculously made a huge forehead wrinkle disappear (video below). Despite not having wrinkles (yet), I knew I had to learn more about that product. It was made by a company called Jeunesse. I scoured the internet for Philippine distributors and found out these babies were quite hard to get. On a random day, there was this girl on Facebook who was one of the organizers invited me to their soft launch last June 5, 2015.

DSC_0310

Aside from the tasty snacks and refreshments, this was what I got after  the Jeunesse Global Cebu Soft Launching!DSC_0025I got a box of Instantly Ageless, Reserve and this TRY ME packet. Hmmm…

jeunesse

Okay, first there’s ReserveHeres what the company says…

With a botanical blend of antioxidants that super-charge your internal systems, RESERVE™ contains a host of powerful ingredients that repair free radical damage and protect cells against future harm. Your cells stay healthier, live longer, and leave you looking and feeling great. 

BENEFITS:
Antioxidants resist oxidative stress and premature aging
Anthocyanins support healthy cardiovascular function
Essential fatty acids assist in digestive tract function
Reinforces a healthy immune system
Helps maintain a healthy metabolism
Helps boost energy
Supports healthy joint function
Positive cap-e test results indicate that RESERVE™ penetrates and protects live cells from oxidative damage*

I taste tested this one and yes it is very sweet with a slight combination of tangy in a fruity kind of way. They recommend that you let it stay in your mouth for about 30 seconds for it to be absorbed sublingually or through the tissues under the tongue. Which is known to be a faster and better route rather than digestion because it doesn’t have to pass through the digestive juices and other enzymes.

It contains concentrates of Dark Cherry Juice, Blueberry Juice, Concord Grape, Pomegranate and Aloe Vera. It also has extracts from Grapeseed Extracts, Açai and Green Tea. No wonder it was sweet, theres a fruit cocktail in each sachet!

jeunesse1

Instantly Ageless is the one that i’ve been waiting to get my hands on and I finally have a box of these babies. Here’s their description:

A powerful anti-wrinkle microcream that works quickly and effectively to diminish the visible signs of aging. The revolutionary ingredient is argireline: a peptide that works like botox—without the needles. Instantly Ageless™ revives the skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores for a flawless finish.

BENEFITS:
Visibly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Erases the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes
Minimizes the appearance of pores
Helps to even skin texture
Mattes skin for a flawless finish
Restores skin to optimum appearance

Now this one, I haven’t tried myself but would love to have someone to try it out for me. I’m thinking of doing a video demo for this one. Anybody up for it? 🙂

Check out THAT video I was talking about:

Hey Mister, that forehead wrinkle looks interesting.

juenesse3
I opened the ‘TRY ME’ packet and it contains a 7-day sample for Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum! This one was their latest product to try! I have yet to try out this one on someone who would be a willing volunteer for a 7 day before after shoot.

This silky serum has the highest percentage of growth factor complex possible to encourage cell renewal. Based on the latest available technology, LUMINESCE™ cellular rejuvenation serum makes a powerful debut as the first anti-aging product that supports your body’s natural ability to restore and rejuvenate the skin. Using an exclusive patent-pending formula derived from adult stem cells that contains over 200 key human growth factors and cellular messengers, LUMINESCE™ cellular rejuvenation serum gently transforms your skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Look younger, healthier, and more radiant as this revolutionary serum helps you restore life to tired skin. 

BENEFITS
Helps even out discolored and blotchy skin tones
Provides a youthful luminosity to the skin
Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Refreshes collagen and elastin
Helps maintain smooth skin texture
Replenishes skin’s natural stores of proteins to sustain a youthful, firm appearance
All natural, hypoallergenic, and paraben free

 

I hope you tay tuned for more updates on these products. Okay, so I got a couple of items I want to give out for those who are interested in trying out Reserve and Instantly Ageless. I’ll be giving away 1 pack (5 sachets) each of Instantly Ageless to 2 winners  and 2 packs of Reserve Antioxidant Fruit Blend for 1 winner which will be picked randomly!

GIVEAWAY MECHANICS:

  1. Like Get That Glow here: https://www.facebook.com/getthatglowinc
  2. Share this blog post with the #getthatglowgoodybag
  3. This giveaway will end till June 30, 2015. The winners will be posted on the Get That Glow page.