“Product Review: Garnier Skin Naturals Milky Lightening Dew Toner”

Hi! Today, I will be reviewing my current toner for two weeks now. What I am doing if I’m trying a new product is that, I have to use it first for more that one or exactly two weeks before sharing my thoughts. This is to see if the product really works or not.

Disclaimer: These are all based on my personal experience in using the product and I can assure you that it’s honest and true.So I bought this toner last month during my last visit in Watson. For me, garnier is a great product because I have been using garnier cream, shampoo and lotion and they’re very very good. So when I saw this Garnier toner, I immediately decided to buy it for 170 pesos without any hesitation because I was also attracted with the word “milk”.

About the product?

Its fresh milky formula is enriched with pure lemon essence to help skin smoother, lighter, softer and the complexion more even. It is dermatologically tested on Asian skin.

Garnier milky lightening dew toner comes in an eye catching yellow colored packaging with a flip to open cap.

How I use?

After facial wash, I use it by applying with a cotton pad all over my face and neck avoiding my eye contour.

What I love?

I love it because it doesn’t dry my face and doesn’t make my eyes tear up. Also, I loved the refreshing citrusy scent of this product and I don’t have any problem with its scent because I have been using lemon as my beauty regimen for ages.

Most of the toners that I was using before have a watery consistency but this is different. It is milky and thicker white colored liquid which I love.

What I don’t love?

It claims to lighten skin but it didn’t work for me and I noticed that this product made my face oilier after using it for 5 days in a row .

Final thoughts?

My first impression with this toner was it is for lightening because of the word “light”. So within two weeks of using this product, I didn’t notice any lightening effects so I am less sure of its lightening benefits. Also, I noticed a little breakouts in my forehead and I think, it was because of this product.

I mentioned above that it made my face oilier so I decided to just use it as my foot moisturizer since I don’t want to waste anything. However, I love how it does not leave my face dry and it’s very moisturizing.

Overall, I was not totally impressed with this product and I think, it is not necessary for me. This is the only garnier product that disappoints me. So I think this is only recommended for those with dry skin (it might work for you) but not to those people with oily skin.

Will I repurchase?


Have you tried this? What’s your opinion?

Thank you for reading.

Till then,

Al_Yolly ❤


“Don’t Rush: Get Married On Time”

It frustrates me sometimes when people see me and they were like,..Are you married? If not, get married now. You are old already and a lot of your friends were married so when is it your turn?

I was so irritated when I heard these words coming from a not so close “married friend with three kids already”. I was about to tell her that it’s not yet my priority and I don’t want to be competing with everyone around. I mean, just because she’s married or you are getting married, then I should be getting married as well. Like….what the hell!!! I am not so desperate that I will marry just anyone just because people around me are getting married. Besides, I am still young….HAHAHA So I’ll get there soon and not this time

Now, if you were married at a certain age then stop lecturing me to do the same! It’s my life! But let’s be clear, yes we all want to get married and without a doubt, I want to get married. However, this doesn’t have to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and even next .

Marriage is not a race and definitely not easy. Not to mention, I still don’t know how to cook a decent meal etc. so it’s a must to spend a great amount of time preparing for myself. And let me tell you, life is getting very formidable now. So I would never just tell anyone to get married because it is not something that has to be rushed. Hear me!?

I still don’t know when the right age to get married. I would want to get married in my twenties but because I’m in my twenties and perhaps not yet ready, I’m not in a hurry and whatsoever to make an enormous commitment at this time in my life because I am more focus on building myself for greatness before finally deciding to embark a forever journey with someone.

Also, I will be getting married because I know that I am ready and I feel like getting married and not because people around me are getting married. Know that marriage is not a race.

I have listed a few reasons why I am choosing not to get married this time:

1. I am not yet ready to start a family.

2. I want to travel. And if God will permit, to travel the world.

3. I am still learning how to cook a decent meal. But of course, I know how to cook rice, eggs, noodles and hotdogs.

4. I don’t need marriage before I can say that my partner is fully committed to me.

5. I am starting to know myself.

6. What’s the rush!?

Let me end this by telling you that marriage can wait. So don’t jump into hasty decision and don’t rush just because everyone is getting married. It’s important to be ready for it and all the responsibilities and negotiations it contains before saying “I do”.

Disclaimer: All photos was grabbed from Pinterest. Credits goes to its respective owners. 


Thank you for reading.

Till then,

Al_Yolly ❤


“Product Review: Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel”

Hi everyone! So today, I will be reviewing this everyone’s favorite soothing gel. The nature republic aloe vera gel. According to studies, aloe vera is very beneficial plant by which it can cure any kind of skin and hair problems. Whether it is acne, hair fall, herpes, and blemishes. It is also effective for soothing sunburn and even cure dandruff.

Before, I was using the aloe vera gel straight from the plant. So I usually cut 1 leaf and then I wash it first before I get rid of the green part. After that, I chop and stir the gel before applying it all over my face and hair for overnight. Now that our aloe plant has no leaves, I decided to try this very famous nature republic aloe vera soothing gel.

Disclaimer: I am not paid to write this review. These are all based on my personal experience and I can assure you that it’s honest and true.

Nature Republic is a South Korean cosmetic brand that utilizes natural ingredients for their product.

So it was my Korean friend who introduced to me this product. So what I did was I searched first if the product is really good. And to be honest, I’ve heard and read so many great reviews about this soothing gel. So I got intrigued and bought my own to try for 280 pesos.

About the Product?

– It is a Korean that made of 92% aloe vera from Jeju island.

– Gently soothe sensitive skin caused by harmful environment.

– Can be easily absorbed into skin due to its cooling and light texture.

– Reduces skin stress, thus creating a healthy skin.

– Improves elasticity of the skin.

– The packaging comes in a green tub full of product in a twist open container and have another plastic lid.
How I use?

Still the same when I was using the gel straight from the plant. I am applying it all over my face, my body and my hair for overnight.

What I Loved?

The main reasons why I am using aloe vera are because of my pimples, dandruff, falling hair, dry skin and dry hair. So after one month of using this product, I concluded that the one I bought is not fake as it has the same effects when I was still using aloe vera that was straight from the plant.

I love the cooling effect upon application and the smell as well. It smells like real aloe. Also, I love how it easily absorbs by my skin because of its watery consistency and doesn’t feel oily afterwards.

What I don’t loved?

The packaging. I don’t like plastic tub containers because I think, it is somehow not hygienic so I suggest to rather use a tube.

Final thoughts?

Well, this product is really a must try especially if you have the same problem as mine. When I was suffering from pimples, I have tried many anti pimple products but none of them worked on my face. Until I started using aloe vera. I am very thankful for my friend for introducing this product. Now, I am regularly using this and I can say that my skin is good. For my hair, believe it or not, it is really smooth and though there are still some falling hair, at least it’s like 3-5 not like before that it was too much. Also, my dandruff is gone.

I think, this product is good for the summer but aloe vera is something I can’t live without. Now, I have this product in my skin care routine.

Will I repurchase?

Of course, of course!

I highly recommend this for you to try.

Photo Cred: Nature republic.store

Leave me a comment if what you use aloe vera gel for if you’re a fan. Thank you for reading.

Till then,

Al_Yolly ❤

“April: Prose Poetry”

Hi! I will be sharing again a list of my prose poetry that I have been writing this past holiday. Last April 9 (Monday) was a holiday here in the Philippines because it was Araw ng Kagitingan (a Filipino term for Day of Valor). It is also known as Bataan and Corregidor Day and is a National observance in the Philippines which commemorates the fall of Bataan during the World War II. So I just stayed at home all day writing all of these poems as my way to ease my boredom. Okey, without further ado:

That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed reading all of them. If so, which one is your favorite? Let me know by commenting below.

Thank you for reading!

Till then,

Al_Yolly ❤