Review: Asian Secrets Whitening Lulur Scrub and Bengkoang Soap

I’m one of those you might consider late bloomers when it comes to beauty regimens. I never really took care of my skin and didn’t pay much attention to makeup ‘til late 2010. I guess I thought I was genetically lucky to not have any issues. But, when I hit my 30s, I realized I need to seriously take care of my body. I’m not getting any younger. And, so, I was more than happy to try Asian Secrets Whitening Lulur Scrubs and Bengkoang Indonesian Whitening Soaps.

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Scrubs and Bengkoang Soaps

Asian Secrets is a product line with a vision to bring in products that are rooted on effective Asian traditions and skin rituals. They guarantee that their products are effective, safe (dermatologically tested), hypo-allergenic and are free from harmful whitening chemicals. So, I didn’t think twice about trying their products.

I was sent their 3 Lulur Whitening Body Scrub and 2 Bengkoang Whitening Soap variants to review here. I’ve only used their products twice since I got them, but I’ll continually use them all to see how they’ll work on me. For now, I’ll give you my initial thoughts on these products.


Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Scrubs

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub

First off, what is “lulur”? It’s actually a luxurious beauty treatment that brides-to-be from Java, Indonesia go through everyday, 40 days before their wedding. This treatment gives them a supple, smooth and whiter skin, making them all the more vibrant on their wedding day.

Ingredients and information at the sides of the tub

When I read this description, I knew I just had to try it. Since this treatment has been proven and rooted from actual Asian rituals and traditions, it has to be effective, right? I did my research and you can find a lot of positive reviews on Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub from forums and bloggers.That’s why I’m excited to see how effective this will be on me.

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4 Reasons Why Your Employees Should Wear Name Tags

From school visitors to waitresses, they can all be seen wearing a name tag. Although people have been using name tags for decades, some business owners have yet to implement the use of name tags. Here are some of the benefits using name tags.

Employees with name tag

Promotes communication

Often times, some people are reluctant to initiate a conversation due to the fear of getting the other person’s name wrong. Name tags make interacting with strangers a lot easier. Several studies have revealed that seeing a person’s name in writing helps other people to remember it.


Promotes a friendly atmosphere

The use of name tags help to promote a friendlier working environment. Over time, the employees will gradually start to remember the names of other employees without even glancing at their name tag. Name tags also make visitors feel a lot more relaxed when entering an unfamiliar establishment.


Helps to gain the customer’s trust

Customers love the ability to match an employee’s name with his or her face. This is a major attribute to a business because it helps to gain the trust of the customers. Some customers even begin to address the employees by their first name.

Salespeople wearing name tags


Helps to distinguish between the staff and customers

If an establishment chooses to not use name tags, there is a good chance that the customers may become confused. By using badge clips to attach the name tags, customers will have no trouble in locating the staff members.

Review: Skinfood Black Bean Eye Brow Pencils #3 and #5

One of my struggles when it comes to applying makeup is shaping and filling in my eyebrows. It might be the easiest job for most women I know, but since I over-plucked it when I was 19 and I got thick and black hair on the inner edges, it’s been frustrating. 😀 Thankfully, I found these Skinfood Black Bean Eye Brow Pencils that were like heaven-sent to me! 😉

Skinfood Black Bean Eyebrow Pencils

Before I tried these eyebrow pencils, I was using In2It Waterproof Eyebrow Makeup (click for my review). Don’t get me wrong, I love that too, but I usually end up using a pencil on the edges so I can get the look that I want. I don’t think it’s the brow makeup’s fault. It’s more on my brush application. It usually results to my overdoing my brows and they end up really thick and uneven. Plus, I have a heavy hand when applying brow makeup because, as I’ve mentioned earlier, my eyebrow hair is dark.

I was browsing this eBay store owned by bhappywithme, who I highly recommend, by the way, because she was very patient with me as I sorted through some issues with the eBay gift certificate my friend Joy of Notepad Corner gave me as a gift. I saw the Skinfood Black Bean Eyebrow Pencil in her store and saw the tip of the pencil itself is shaped differently from what I’ve gotten used to. It’s oval and flat. It only costs Php 147 so I decided to buy shade #3, black brown. But, I wasn’t completely sure about the color so I looked for another shade. I found shade #5, grey brown, at another store so I bought that too.

It comes with an brow brush too on the other tip

When they finally arrived, I couldn’t be more excited to try them! The pencil has two tips: the pencil itself with a cartridge that you can tune in and out, and the brow brush, which means you don’t have to use another one for taming your hair or to blend the color across your eyebrows.

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