[VLOG] What Do Bloggers Get For Free In A Month + June Favorites

Ever wondered what bloggers get? Well, I’m showing you guys what I got for the entire month of June! Also, I share my favorites for the month of June which are not sponsored ūüôā

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Issa P.

IssaPlays Episode 18: Sims 4


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You only catch 30 minutes out of an hour. Thank a lot internet connection- I hope you get to catch me explaining why I am trying to kill my husband.

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Dear Irene

You’ve been popping up a lot of my memories lately- photos, banters, an exchange of good conversations and the like.

I always wonder what would’ve happened if the worse never happened- what kind of things we would do, passions we would turn into projects and burgers we would eat like we said but never really got to.

I think about you quite often even if we weren’t childhood friends or kabarkada. You were always someone who I looked up to and a lot of good memories I have were because of you. And so dear friend, I am always mourning for you.

I wanted to leave a comment on a beautiful memory but I knew you wouldn’t reply so I left it as what it was- a memory. But I were to, it would’ve been along the lines of “I MISS THIS! Let’s do it again soon!” as you would eagerly reply to with, “YES! When I’m back in Cebu!”

That’s the thing with memories- sometimes they haunt you and sometimes they leave you missing for things you never really knew you had.

I hope you’re doing fine wherever you are. I hope you found what you were looking for. And I hope in your passing, you knew that I was always your friend.

You are always missed.

Philippines’ First Archery Tag/ Laser Maze & Largest Laser Tag Arena Is Now In Cebu!! The Barracks @ J Center + Giveaway! (CLOSED)

The Philippines’ first archery tag arena can be found smack dab in the middle of the best place on earth, Cebu, all thanks to The Barracks. If archery isn’t your thing, they’ve also got the largest laser tag area in the city,¬†a lazer maze & hover ball so you can enjoy to your hearts content.


The Barracks’ archery tag consists of a large field filled with bunkers/ hide out spots and targets plus,¬†authentic and patented equipment to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment all throughout the game.

There are a few rules whilst in game such as proper decorum, how to score points and of course how to load, aim and release your bow and arrow.

I was able to hit someone a couple of times while getting hit only once. A piece of advice, form co-ed groups because getting hit on the shoulder by a guy WILL BRUISE YOU! Also, let your inner Everdeen flag fly high at all times. #icouldnthelpit


With The Barracks’ laser tag arena being the largest (and by large, I mean LARGE!) in Cebu, a large group of friends can enjoy shooting and dodging each other with the finest, safest and most technologically advanced equipment available in the market.

The arena (which was too dark to document) is designed with rows and columns of hiding spots that competitors can use as shields and hiding spots while in play.

Shooting is fairly easy and identifying your opponents is just as simple to do- so simple that I scored 2nd highest among the winning team. Yes, that was a humble brag.


Tap your inner ninja through the laser maze as you try to work around and dodge “laser beams”. There are 4 difficulty levels- easy, moderate, hard and expert and a maze challenge that is time based.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to try out the laser maze during my visit which is fine because now I have more reason to come back!




I’ll be giving away 5 P300.00 GC’s to one lucky person so you and your friends- all you need to do is:
(1) Like The Barracks on Facebook/ Instagram
(2) Follw me on Facebook/ Instagram
(3) Tag 4 friends in the comments section of this or this photo.

I will be announcing the winners by Saturday, June 24, 2017.

See you there!!

Issa P.

Korean Beauty Brands, Baby Products & More! ft. KPop Beauty & Melange at The Concept Cove

If I had to point out a growing trend in Cebu, it would most likely have to be concept everythings (food, restaurants, stores) and Korean/ Japanese make up and beauty products. The latter has been so sought after that I recently shared my daily morning skin care routine which is heavily influenced by Korean skincare practices.

Recently a couple concept stores such as Concept Cove have been opening around the city, offering shoppers with more affordable shopping alternatives whether it be in terms of clothes, make up and accessories. Although this store in particular carries a very select number of brands, each rack and shelf has been carefully selected and placed in order to cater to every man/ woman’s needs.

During my visit, I checked out one very special rack, Melange which carries an assortment of baby products, travel essentials and beauty products from KPop Beauty. Check it out:

Here are a few of the items that I got to bring home to check out and review:

Drawstring bag,  3 in 1 travel pouches and passport holder

Happy Nappy Baby Cloth Diaper

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact

COW Beauty Soap (for whitening & moisturizing)

Assorted face packs

Truthfully this entry will not have as much output as usual as I still need some time to try out these products and create my own, honest opinions about each of them. I haven’t gotten around to starting it yet but I promise, once I’m done, you will know. Perhaps we could do a night time skin routine? :>

Find anything you like or want to try out? Make sure to follow Melange and KPop Beauty to check out more of their products, prices and offers!


Issa P.

#ATEfied Kimono Wrap Top

And that, my friends, is as creative as I’m going to get in the title making business. Please don’t leave me.

In a previous post¬†I told you guys about Altered To Enhance clothing and now I’d like to show you guys how I wore my favorite piece to date (not just from ATE but everrr).

Wrap tops are not my favorite which is a dumb thing to say given the fact that I’ve never owned any in my entire life but the concept of it just seems like a lot of work. I never liked the thought of any garment cupping my boobs which is basically why I stayed as far away from it as possible but when I saw this top on the racks of ATE’s newest boutique at The Axis, I just couldn’t resist.

There was just something about the structure and flowyness (not a real word) of this top that called out to me compelling me to even bother to put it on my body. Sometimes I’m a little bit more judgmental of clothing and will not even bother to put a piece on if I feel the slightest bit of uncertainty. Having to take your shirt off is A LOT of work. But I’m glad I did which should tell me to follow my own advice once in a while.¬†TRY ON CLOTHES.

Everything about this top was perfect- the billowy sleeves, the subtle fall of the neckline that says, “I’m here… but am I, really?” and the faint kiss of blue that yes, matches my hair. But that’s a completely different story.

My culottes are also from ATE which  perfectly matches my top but you can already see that.

Where would I have to go to wear this outfit? Someone please invite me out so I can wear this outfit somewhere!

Thanks, ATE. All my love!

Issa P.

Altered To Enhance Clothing (ATE) by Tatah Costales Now Open At The Axis

Every piece of clothing has it’s own story whether from the way it was made, how it was worn or when you wore it. What makes a piece even more special is when it was made to cater and enhance the best parts of your body¬†which is what Altered To Enhance (ATE) has successfully been doing for thousands of Cebuanas.

With clothes-filled racks, you’d think¬†at first that ATE is an off the rack establishment but as you steer your attention around the room, you will find yourself looking at cones of thread, fabric and buzzing sewing machines which is really where all the magic happens! A.T.E.’s high point is their customized or as the name states, altered to enhance services which basically allows you to choose a style that they currently offer, pick out¬†your own fabric and have it fitted properly on your body so you no longer have to worry about loose fitting clothes and even paying extra as it all done within the confines of ATE’s cozy interiors.

ATE first opened their doors a few years ago somewhere along Mabolo and needless to say, every Cebuana just had to their hands on an #atefied piece. It also helps a lot that Cebu’s favorite Ate, Tatah Costales and her team have always been very hands on in assisting their customers making every piece you leave with even more special.

Recently, ATE opened their 2nd branch, located at the second floor of The Axis¬†now making themselves more accessible to us southern Cebuanos and it’s been the best thing ever! Here’s a little sneak peek for anyone who is interested in dropping by:

ATE is my go to place for wedding outfits, formal dress up parties and chic ensembles. Their prices range from P450.00- P1,250.00 depending on the design.

To find out more about them, their designs and operating hours, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

I can’t wait to show you my personal pieces from their collection (soon nalang because #backlogs)

Issa P.

IssaTalks Episode 17: Hang out with Cebu’s Resident Hot Dad, AJ Tiu

We talk about NBA, Lebron James VS Steph Curry and some poop stories in between… It gets pretty interesting.

Father’s Day with AJ Tiu- father to two beautiful baby girls. We talk about fatherhood, the challenges and all the fun stuff in between!

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My Morning Skin Care Routine (Korean/ Asian Inspired) ft. Vinfusion For Kyani Fleuresse Serum

I’ve always heard that¬†prevention is better than cure¬†and I’ve tried to practice this concept whether it comes to my health, skin care and whatever else I can apply it to in my day to day life.

Lately, skin care has been an¬†in¬†thing in the beauty industry and to be honest with all of you, I ABSO-FREAKIN-LOUTELY love it! But when the whole influx of beauty products came to show, I found myself constantly asking,¬†“where do I start?”.¬†It took me a while guys, but apparently, old dogs¬†can¬†be taught new tricks so now I’m at least 75% sure about what I’m talking about and I’m here to teach…

So here’s a breakdown of how I go about my MORNING skin care routine¬†and here’s to hoping that you can apply it in your day to day lives:


What I use: CLEAN & CLEAR Essentials Foaming Facial Cleanser


What I use: Silicone Face Brush from Emporium


What I use: Yves Rocher Micellar Water


What I use: Kyani Fleuresse Serum from Vinfusion

Fleuresse Serum is a light serum that incorporate extracts from Swiss apple stem cells. Swiss apples called Uttwiler Spätlauber has been discovered to stay fresh longer than any other variety and naturally occurring botanicals, which have been incorporated into this serum protect the skin from oxidative stress, inflammation and also reverse side effect of photoaging.


What I use: La Prairie Swiss Ice Crystal Eye Cream


What I use: La Prairie Swiss Ice Crystal Emulsion


What I use: Innisfree Moisturizer


What I use: Pond’s Age Mircale Day Cream

I’m planning to do a more in depth post about the benefits of all these products in a future post along with my night skin routine which is a few steps more than this.

Lemme know if you guys are excited to find out about that!

In the meantime, find out more about Kyani and their products here.

Issa P.