Big Disappointment with Taco Bell’s XL Grilled Stuft Burrito

I am so craving for Mexican food the whole day that I quickly search the internet for, what comes first in my mind, a burrito. So search I go and find the most convenient place to get a burrito Taco bell. First look on their site and I found this add on their banner.

Taco bell Ad

So there I was can’t believe with what I’m seeing. A 12 inch burrito I am so drooling at that point and for 139 it’s a steal right? So I decided to get one from the nearest Taco bell at Trinoma.

I went in line bought a XL grilled stuft burrito ala carte for takeout and wait for my big burrito. Imagine my face when they called my name and got my order. My shoulders literally drop because my burrito is half the size its claiming to be.

Why is it as big as my sister's small ruler? It should be 12 inch right?

Why is it as big as my sister’s small ruler? It should be 12 inch right?

Why is it as big as my sister's small ruler? It should be 12 inch right?

Why is it as big as my sister’s small ruler? It should be 12 inch right?

So here I am at home got a ruler and measured it.

Imagine that 7 inches a half of what they promise on the ad. Disappointed I am. And not just that since I can’t do anything about it anymore might as well eat it and boy I am so much even disappointed with the taste.

 

The taste lacks flavor and body that a real burrito has. The filling is a bit bland maybe cause of fried potato wedges.

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With this I will never buy a burrito from Taco bell.

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Do you have the same experience? Tell me and write me a comment.

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The Cream Factory Scrub-in-a-Tub

Being a mom is one of the most tough job in the world.  Countless of sleepless nights, tiring daily chores and loving your kids and partner 24/7 nonstop are some of the many things a mom has to do. That’s why a few minutes of quiet, blissful and peaceful me time is very special for a mom like me.  A well deserve me time must be well spent. My me time is mostly spent in the shower. Since I’m working from Monday till Saturday and am a full time mom on Sundays taking care of two kids, my few minutes in the shower is the most of the time I can spend for myself. I recently enjoyed my time off because of my new partner in the shower The Cream Factory SCRUB-in-a-TUB Yummy.

The Cream Factory SCRUB-in-a-TUB

The Cream Factory SCRUB-in-a-TUB

I got this beauty from the dear people of Because Inc. distributor of The Cream Factory and Saforelle. They let me try this new baby of their product line before it was out in the market (Sorry guys for the late review. >_<).  The variant I picked is Yummy in Goats milk and almonds. It is said to be made with real goat’s milk, cocoa bean bits and almond oil that strips the dirt away and nourish the skin to a silky smooth . It instantly became my favorite scrub. It was love-at-first-scrub.

The SCRUB-in-a-TUB

The SCRUB-in-a-TUB

A little introduction

A little introduction

It’s creamy and rich which at first looks like chocolate spread. It smells really good and sweet,  a bit strong when sniffed right from the tub but onced applied and massaged on skin it only leaves just a hint of the scent.

SCRUB-in-a-TUB consistency

SCRUB-in-a-TUB consistency

See the cocoa bean bits its size is advisably for scrubbing the body but may be too harsh for the face. See the pictures below for my first scrubbing impression:

Sampling the Scrub

Sampling the Scrub

I love this scrub for its able to remove grim, dirt and all from my skin and leaves me refreshed and smells good. It has the same benefit for Goat’s milk and the cocoa bits scrubs the impurities away.  Cocoa also has the property to energies our skin and the almond oil moisturizes.

Direction and Ingredients

Direction and Ingredients

The Scrub-in-a-Tub is a bit pricey but I tell you it is so worth the price with all its benefit plus it beats the quality of the scrubs use in famous spas.  For Php799.00 you can have your own spa session at home for as many times as you want. Heck you can even share it with someone special.  Now that gives me an idea (R-18 thoughts LOL!). You may grab your own tub at Trinoma, Robinsons mall, Wellworth, BDJ.com and Glamourbox.ph. Have you tried this product? How was your experience? Share me your thoughts on the comment box.   image

My First BDJBox: Beauty Blossoms (Special Edition Pixy Box) Unboxing

My first BDJ Box

My first BDJ Box

Weeeeeeh!!! After a long wait my first BDJBox finally arrived. I subscribe for this love since January, I get the April box cause the January to March boxes are all sold out. I was getting impatient but the wait is all worth it because the April box is a special edition box from Pixy, a new makeup line from Mandam Beauty, Tokyo a Japanese company mainly sold in Indonesia. It is made mainly to cater the exotic Asian beauty.

BDJ Special Edition Pixy Box

BDJ Special Edition Pixy Box

BDJ Special Edition Pixy Box

BDJ Special Edition Pixy Box

I am so excited to unbox this and am expecting full-sized products cause the box is quite heavy. I have high hopes for beauty boxes now since my first 2 boxes from the other kind of beauty box gave me full-sized products and since lots of bloggers are raving about BDJbox and how awesome the contents are. Now as I open the box I found the first standard contents of a BDJbox as of posted by other subscriber. A curated box, A welcome card and other handouts that explains the products and BDJ stickers which says “Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle”. I’m joining the Stick It To Win It Promo.

The iconic box logo

The iconic box logo

Open the Box

Open the Box

BDJ Inspirational Stickers

BDJ Inspirational Stickers

BDJ’s April theme is about Beauty Blossoms and the 9 included products listed in the welcome card are truly adorable and help makes any girl’s beauty shows.

BDJ Welcome Card and Product list

BDJ Welcome Card and Product list

Cover Wax paper

Cover Wax paper

BDJ Box content

BDJ Box content

The box is so pretty in pink and products packaging are oh so chick. I’m reminded of my girly side since its been a while since I bought makeups with cute packaging. And look I was right the makeups are all in full sizes. Let us examine all 9 products one by one:

Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Fit Compact in Tropical Beige

Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Fit Compact in Tropical Beige

First from the box Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Fit Compact. According to the product info two-way cake blends well for smooth and long-lasting base. It has squalene oil for whitening and prevents dry skin and SPF15 for skin protection from sun damage. Recommended for dry to normal skin types. It’s so nice that I get a compact powder with a mirror I’ve been meaning to get a compact with a big mirror since my kikay kit gets super cluttered with lots of products and I need to pack lighter so this is very handy. I don’t have to get a separate mirror. I got the shade Tropical Beige which is too dark for my skin I’ll probably use this for contouring.

Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Matte Refill in Honey Beige

Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Matte Refill in Honey Beige

Next another two-way cake which is a refill of Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Matte. A lightweight powder that does not trigger blackheads formation and has natural extracts and antibacterial kanzo that makes it suitable for oily skin. It comes in Honey Beige that suits perfectly with my skin.

Pixy Ultimate Makeip Cake in Natural Buff

Pixy Ultimate Makeup Cake in Natural Buff

Third another compact from Pixy, the Ultimate Makeup Cake in Natural Buff. The lightest shade among the three base powders almost one shade lighter with my skin tone. This powder evenly covers the skin and absorbs oil to avoid unwanted shine. It claims also to be long lasting up to 8 hours. Hope it lives up to its promise cause I love long lasting make ups and its a hassle if they can’t stay up long enough to get me through the day without retouching every minute.

Pixy Color Delights Lipstick Silky Fit Semi Matte (left)in Cinnamon Twist, Lasting Matte (center) in Rouge Tango and Satin Lipstick (right)

Pixy Color Delights Lipstick Silky Fit Semi Matte (left), Lasting Matte (center) and Satin Lipstick (right)

Next I got 3 different kinds of lipsticks from Pixy Colors of Delight Lipstick Silky Fit collection. They send it in different finishes Semi-Matte, Lasting Matte and Satin Lipsticks. And I must say their packaging are oh so cute, very Etude like. The shades of the lipsticks fits perfectly with my skin tone and they gave me a variety from dark red to pinkish. The Semi-Matte finish comes in Cinnamon Twist, Lating Matte in Rouge Tango and Satin Lipstick in Pinkish Peach. So pretty colors and they glide on smoothly.

Pixy Blush On in Brown Tea

Pixy Blush On in Brown Tea

I also got a blush in my favorite shade. Its called Brown Tea but its more in a coral shade. Its small and very compact to bring along on my kikay kit.

Pixy Color of Delight Eyeliner pencil in Black

Pixy Color of Delight Eyeliner pencil in Black

Next is an eyeliner in black color. It very easy to use and glides swiftly. It make the eyes look brighter.

Pixy Colors of Delight Waterproof Voluminizing Marcara in Black

Pixy Colors of Delight Waterproof Voluminizing Marcara in Black

Last but not the least volumizing black mascara. This one lengthen and thickens the lashes. Its waterproof and long-wearing. I love this mascara, my sister used it already and the result is amazing.

Left Eye with Pixy Colors of Delight Waterproof Voluminizing Marcara

Left Eye with Pixy Colors of Delight Waterproof Voluminizing Marcara

April BDJBox: Beauty Blossoms Special Edition Pixy Box

April BDJBox: Beauty Blossoms Special Edition Pixy Box

So that was it my April BDJbox. I super love the products and can’t wait to share my 7 day Challenge entry. This month’s box is super awesome and a jackpot. For the price of Php 580 I got 9 full-sized items costing a total of  Php 2,545.oo. A big discount for the wonderful makeups.

Try the BDJBox for special discounts. To register just click BDJBox.

So have you gotten your April box, let me know your own unboxing moments.

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New Freebies Haul for February

February Goodies

It’s the love month again. Happy Valentines Day everyone! I envy those who have dates today cause unfortunately my date (hubby) is too far away to celebrate it with me (He’s an OFW – Overseas Filipino Worker) and so I am here at home with my two babies  watching tv and surfing the net just to pass the time. It’s our first valentine’s day as a couple (as in first ever even before we got married) and it’s so sad that we are apart I’m getting emotional. So instead of self-pitying I just decided to post my freebies haul from Sample Room and BECAUSE Inc.

I got the packages  just a day after I sent my payment for shipping. It was a very fast transaction even though the courier had a hard time finding my address. I got my packages in good condition. Kudos to XEND!

Package from BECAUSE Inc.

Package from BECAUSE Inc.

Package from Sample Room

Package from Sample Room

Fully wrapped in paper for products safety.

Fully wrapped in paper for products safety.

The Cream Factory SCRUB-in-a-TUB

The Cream Factory SCRUB-in-a-TUB

Time to check the packages content. Lets start with what I got from BECAUSE Inc. I was contacted by Miss Anna Fernando of Because Inc. by my Facebook account and invited me to review their newly launched product early January. I was invited to go to their office so I could pick the variant that I want to review. Unfortunately my OB won’t let me travel and put me into full bed rest because I had high risk of premature labor. So I contacted them and ask if it can be shipped, I was willing to shoulder the shipping fee and they accommodate my request. I picked SCRUB-in-a-TUB Yummy Goat’s Milk with Almond. Thanks to Miss Anne Vitug for assisting me.

SCRUB-in-a-TUB Yummy exfoliates using cocoa bean bits, awakening your skin. It is pure indulgence for those occasions when you deserve an extra special treat.

The Cream Factory SCRUB-in-a-TUB comes in 6

Sample Room Loot

Sample Room Loot

Sample Room Loot contents

Sample Room Loot contents

Next is the loot I got from Sample Room, this is my second haul from them and like before I am very much happy with the transaction, super fast. Here are what I picked from them:

Whisper Cottony Long

Whisper Cottony Long

Get cottony comfort and 100% leakage protection with Whisper Cottony Clean. Now, the Whisper protection you love has been combined with the comfort of cotton in the new Whisper Cottony Clean. Its Whisper’s softest pad ever so you won’t have to worry about irritation. The New Whisper Cottony Clean also gives you all-side leakage protection and better absorption through its Circles of Protection, an all-new channel design in the front, back and sides that help direct the flow of your period and prevent leakage. So you can stay active or even dare to do the things you couldn’t do before during your period!

A pack of 7 pcs cost Php 39.00 on retail stores and groceries and I got a pack, I just gave birth and so I can use now.

Sappe Beauti Drink (L-Glutathione 100 mg)

Sappe Beauti Drink (L-Glutathione 100 mg)

Next is Sappe Beauti Drink (L-Glutathione 100 mg). Its a tasty apple drink that has L-Gluthatione added to lighten the skin. L-Gluthatione are known anti-oxidants that has a side effect of  inhibiting formation of melanin pigments through Tyrosinase activityor melanin production. Recommended daily intake is 100 mg per day which is 1 bottle and results can be seen in as early as 30 days

One bottle of 360 ml cost Php 35.00. Sampleroom indicates in their site that I’ll get 1 bottle but instead got 2. I was so happy with it though ofcourse I wouldn’t get a proper result with just 2 bottles. I need to do a 30 day challenge to know if it really works but its very tasty and I am always looking forward drinking this.

Calchews in Chocolate and Caramel flavor

Calchews in Chocolate and Caramel flavor

Third loot is Calchews, the first calcium supplement in the market in soft chew form that offers an easy and delicious way of getting one’s recommended daily dose of calcium.

It’s the only calcium brand that is enriched not only with Vitamin D3 but also with Vitamin K – vitamins essential for optimum bone health.

Calcium is one of the most important minerals that our body needs. It is essential to maintain strong bones and healthy lifestyles.  It has also been found to contribute to weight management, strong teeth, and helps with PMS and mood swings.

Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K both provide the perfect combination for a more superior Calcium Supplement. Vitamin D3 is essential for proper calcium absorption that helps prevent bone diseases such as osteomalacia and osteoporosis.

Vitamin K ensures that the full benefit of calcium is directed to where our body needs it most – our bones. Vitamin K is the vitamin that binds Calcium to our bones.

CalChews soft chew form makes it easier and more convenient to take. It comes in Rich Chocolate and Creamy Caramel Flavors making sure that you always get your daily calcium requirement in a delicious way!

A box have 15 pcs of chewable and a box cost Php 180.00 in drug stores. Recommended daily intake is 1 chews a day for daily calcium requirements. I got 2 boxes in different flavors and I love the taste of both flavors. I have to keep reminding my self that I can only take 1 chew a day. So tasty.

Céleteque Advanced Anti Aging (Anti Wrinkle Ultra Hydrating Cleansing Oil)

Céleteque Advanced Anti Aging (Anti Wrinkle Ultra Hydrating Cleansing Oil)

Lastly CÉLETEQUE DermoScience™ Advanced Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Ultra-Hydrating Cleansing Oil. It cleanses the face by removing dirt and make-up while moisturizing the skin. It has Dual Vitamin Regenerating Complex that promotes healthy tissue regeneration, resulting to increased elasticity and moisture levels. This helps in firming the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

I didn’t order this I guess its just an extra loot for valentines day anyway I got a sample size of it I guess its 10 ml  just enough for 1 use and it really removes makeup and dirt from my face. It comes in 2 full sizes, 50 ml cost Php 199.00 and 100 ml cost Php 369.00.

So that’s it my free haul last February. Sorry for the late upload since I just got used from having a baby and taking care of an infant takes a lot of energy. But I guess its one of the things a mother has to go through. Even if its a pain in the ass its still a very rewarding thing in the world.

Till next time everyone.

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Special Edition Snoe Glamourbox Unboxing

Special Edition Snoe Glamourbox

Another unboxing rave here!!! I just got a new package yesterday. I’ve been waiting for this since friday and now finally its here. I am so excited with this Glamourbox first beauty box for 2014 and I am so glad that it is special edition box from Snoe. I have seen this brand at SM North Edsa but haven’t tried to buy any of their products because I was thinking I can’t really try too many products that may harm the baby that I’m carrying right now. It was just recently that I found out that they actually have products that are safe even for preggies like me.

Glamourbox subscription announcement

A week before their subscriptions open up, I already seen their announcement on their site and I immediately set my mind to get this beauty box. I was kinda busy finishing my task at the office so I won’t have any pending work before I file my maternity leave so I almost forgot to subscribe for this box. Good thing I remembered and hurriedly pay for it over-the-counter at BDO. After my payment I got some confusions with my payment details so I had to email Glamourbox for it and they answered my emails eagerly. The Snoe box was almost out good thing they opened a few box for subscription. Lucky meeee!!! They said that the box will be released on friday and I was very impatiently waiting for it, counting the minutes and seconds of the day and constantly peeking through our window if a courier will arrive. At last here comes manong from Xend calling my name and I almost jump for it. LOL!

The Package -.- It's open due to the cramped handling of manong courrier

The Package -.- It’s open due to the cramped handling of manong courrier

Good thing its in another box

Good thing its in another box

Safe and intact :)

Safe and intact 🙂

And now for the unboxing...

And now for the unboxing…

As usual it’s wrapped in a peach parchment paper and on top of the products is the welcome card from Glamourbox. They say that they covered a complete beauty makeover from skin and hair with unique, skin-loving makeup and skincare products that would make 2014 our most ravishing year ever!

Special Edition Snoe Glamourbox

Special Edition Snoe Glamourbox

Glamourbox welcome and product description card

Glamourbox welcome and product description card

Product Description and prices

Product Description and prices

 

Lets start with the run down of the products that I got.

Hair Heroes Agent Zero Cleansing Serum

Hair Heroes Agent Zero Cleansing Serum

First is the Hair Heroes Agent Zero Cleansing Serum. Why Agent Zero? According to the product description its has zero fragrance, zero sulfate, zero silicone which makes it zero tears and zero irritation. It contains natural vegetable cleansers like aloe, seaweed, coconut and mayweed. It can be used from head to toe and is safe for babies, kids and adults with sensitive skin. Very timely for me, I can use it not only for myself but also for my baby after I gave birth. I got a full size as sample which is 250 ml that cost Php 599.00. Wow that almost covered the subscription fee.

Snoe White Beauty Bar in Organic Papaya

Snoe White Beauty Bar in Organic Papaya

Snoe White Beauty Bar in Lightening Licorice

Snoe White Beauty Bar in Lightening Licorice

Next are the Snoe White Beauty Bars. These two soaps are mainly for whitening purpose which I’m not very found of since I love being naturally morena (tanned) but I might try using them to lighten dark spots and blemishes. I got traces of bacne and acne on my face that I want to eliminate and of course blaming genes and hormones I need to try  to get rid  of recurring dark underarm. I have tried using licorice soap before for my face and it works for me so I’m wishing these two will also works for me. They are made up of organic ingredients so they are very very safe to use. Both comes in full sizes of 150g which cost Php 139 each.

Body Ritual Recipe Whipped Body Frosting Lotion

Body Ritual Recipe Whipped Body Frosting Lotion

One of my favorite in the box is this super sweet smelling lotion. The Body Ritual Recipe Whipped Body Frosting Lotion. I got the Vanilla Bean and Butterscotch variant. It smells so sweet and so good that I wish I could eat it. I immediately tried it on my skin and when I first pump it it has the consistency of a whipped cream. First impression is its non-greasy and is quickly absorbed by the skin. I’ll make a in-depth review about this lotion next time. This is also in full size about 150g costing Php 249.

 

 

 

 

Fizzy Clean Foaming Hand Sanitizer

Fizzy Clean Foaming Hand Sanitizer

Another interesting product that is so unique for me is this Fizzy Clean Foaming Hand Sanitizer. This is not your typical hand sanitizer that has a gel or liquid consistency. Once you pump the bottle it become a foam that washes away the dirt and germs and leaves your hands clean and not dry. It is so entertaining to use this product. Guess what? Yeah its also in full size which is 50ml and cost Php 179.

 

 

 

 

Bedside Besobalm Deep Moisturizing Lip Treatment in Pink Pout Pucker

Bedside Besobalm Deep Moisturizing Lip Treatment in Pink Pout Pucker

Another one of my favorite now since I’m having problem with dry chapped lips over this very cold weather is this Bedside Besobalm Deep Moisturizing Lip Treatment in Pink Pout Pucker. This lip balm is very minty and a delight to have. At first use my lower lips become softer. It is said that it moisturize the lips up to eight hours. Perfect for night time application. Its also yes in full size about 4g and cost Php 249.

 

 

 

 

Poudre Extraordinaire Face Powder in Perfect Beige

Poudre Extraordinaire Face Powder in Perfect Beige

And last but not the least the only makeup in the box. LOL! The Poudre Extraordinaire face powder. This powder has Acai berry which has an anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties. This loose finishing powder not only sets makeup but it also claims to protect skin from free radicals and tightens and smoothens fine lines. It comes in 3 shades. Vanilla Creme (light), Perfect Beige (medium) and Warm Honey (dark). I got the perfect beige I haven’t tried yet if it will match my color and my tone. Will have to make a review for this. In all the products this is the only one that comes in a sample size but the full size is 35g which cost Php 799.

 

Special Edition Snoe Glamourbox product samples

Special Edition Snoe Glamourbox product samples

All in all I am so happy with the Special Edition Snoe Glamourbox, having 6 out 7 products that are in full sizes. The total amount of all the products excluding the sample size Poudre Extraordinaire is Php 1,554. That’s 959 savings considering the subscription fee of Php 595. Giving Glamourbox a two thumbs up. I’ll definitely subscribe again to their next beauty box. That’s it for today everyone. See yah!

XOXO,

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Moringa-O2 Malunggay Herbal Facial Toner

Moringa-O2 Malunggay Herbal Facial Toner

Moringa-O2 Malunggay Herbal Facial Toner

Here’s another product review for skincare, my second ever review post here in my blog. I know I know I’m not an authority in reviewing products just want to share my opinions on things that we can buy in the market that we might have neglected because we usually go to well known product names when buying stuffs at the groceries or mall. I was once like that but after I become a mom and a home-maker I valued every peso I spent so I try to find alternatives that works without costing me too much.

Moringga O2 Toner From Sampleroom

Moringga O2 Toner From Sampleroom

I have blogged before about a site that gave free samples which is the Sample Room and now I’ll be writing my review about one of the products that I got from them. I had also written a review on their site to earns points which I can use again to avail other samples. I’m going to talk about Moringa-O2 Malunggay Herbal Facial Toner. This toner claims to be a herbal toner because it’s made of Moringa (malunggay) extract, Olive oil and Omega (sunflower oil). This toner claims to have anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties. It is a gentle  toner that rejuvenates, nourishes and protects the skin. It has several key benefits including:

  • Gently cleanses residual dirt without drying
  • May help reduce pimples
  • Stimulates cell regeneration and skin renewal
  • Deeply nourishes, moisturizes and smoothens dry skin
  • Minimizes pores
  • Improves skin elasticity and suppleness
  • Skin lightening

Moringa-O2 is best recommended for dry and sensitive skin, itchy skin, aging skin and skin conditions like skin asthma and Keratosis Pilaris.

I know I have combination to oily skin but I still want to try a herbal toner so I availed this product in Sample Room. I followed the instruction on the back of the bottle. So after I wash my face with my favorite facial wash now Garnier’s brightening oil control scrub. I soak a cotton ball with Moringa-O2 toner and gently apply  it on my face and neck in circular motion.

Face Before Cleansing

Face Before Cleansing

Applying Toner on Cotton Balls

Applying Toner on Cotton Balls

Dirty cotton balls after application

Dirty cotton balls after application

Face After Cleansing

Face After Cleansing

So after the application my face feels clean and not dry at all it has this refreshing feeling. The smell is not that strong and doesn’t sting due to being alcohol-free  and it’s able to pick up dirt that is left after washing. As you can see with the last picture my face looks like it’s moisturized already. I didn’t put any moisturizer after so I know what will happen to my face after a few hours. As expected my face starts to oil up after 2 hours and I guess the toner really is for dry skin because I got oilier than usual. The next day after I wake up I get a small zit on my forehead. So I gave my toner to my sister which complains of having a dry skin. She didn’t breakout from it and it improves her dry skin. She use it regularly now. After a month I try to use it again now because the cold air makes my skin dry and after using it makes my skin moisturized and didn’t turn out to be to oily now.

I wouldn’t personally use it as my daily toner for sure but I would recommend it to those people with dry and sensitive skin. Being a herbal product I can trust this to be very gentle and wouldn’t harm the skin. Moringa-O2 Malunggay Herbal Facial Toner comes in 100 ml bottle and cost Php 89.75 at leading drugstores and groceries. A very cheap unique local product.

There you go another review is done. See you again guys.

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