Bela Padilla launches new Korean Skincare brand Britory


It has been 5 days since the launch of Bela Padilla's own Korean skincare brand BRITORY, and I must say, I am so impressed!

A little backstory on my own skincare journey. A few days ago, with coincidental timing, mom, ate, and I talked about the products we use on our faces, and when we started with this whole skincare journey.

Some points from our girl talk: My ate is into western brands like Olay, Estee Lauder, and Kiehls. Meanwhile, mom started late with her skincare, thus getting stubborn sun spots. She likes a mix of Western and Asian brands, not particular with what she uses.

As for me, I realized that I only started taking my routine seriously in 2016, when I got hooked on Korean dramas! My first expensive creams were the ones Kim Bok Joo used in the series, which is Laneige! 😁 Ang lakas pala talaga ng impluwensya ng Hallyu sa life ko noh! Haha! 4 years later, I've tried several local and international brands, but there's none that match with Korean skincare! Exemptions are Japanese brand Hada Labo (You have to try this!) and Filipino brand BeachBorn (biases aside, their products really work for me!).

Anyway, rewind to 2020, staying at home means using less makeup and more skincare. Products came in and out of my vanity table for the past 6 months, and I started loving brands outside my usual. Now let me add another Korean brand to my skincare "muse". What I like about Britory is it has this Pinoy touch because a fellow Filipino created it! With this factor, Britory (brai-tori) has the best ingredients from Korea, that still matches our climate and lifestyle here in tropical Philippines. ❤

Sharing more information about the brand from our online event last week:

  • Britory is a play on the words Bright+Laboratory. They are a skin care company head-quartered in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Their claim: "Glass skin that glows like snow" (to be fair, I've always admired Bela for her glowing skin!)
  • What will make you add the newcomer brand to your beauty arsenal? "I love how we only have two products in our line  but they’re more than enough, because they’re packed with quality ingredients and have such amazing formulations that they really help make my skin glow like snow."
  • The 2 main products: Britory Like Snow Serum (Php 899) and Britory Like Snow Cream (Php 990)
  • Britory Like Snow Serum's Main Ingredients: Niacinamide, Glutathione, Arbutin, Ceramide, Neem Tree Flower Extract, Walnut Leaf Extract, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate
  • Britory Like Snow Cream Main Ingredients: Panthenol, Lactobacillus Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Glutathione, Ceramide, Neem Tree Flower Extract
  • Britory is currently available online via Shopee and Lazada. It will also be launched in Korea soon!

Congrats Team Britory and Bela Padilla for this wonderful brand! My personal take after using them for 5 days straight: 

1. They compliment my current skincare, easy to add them to the routine
2. Ang cute talaga ng snowman packaging kaya excited ako gamitin!
3. Surprisingly it has scent (not used to scented skincare products pala), and mabango sya! Not harsh but event made it more fun to apply the serum. 
4. Skin felt "chok chok" after application, and honestly ang world-class ng products from formulation to packaging. I can imagine seeing them in Olive Young (Korean one-stop beauty shop, like Watsons).
5. And for its price (below Php 1000) and size, it's worth the try guys! 

We simultaneously opened our press packages during the online launch, and received other Korean goodies from Britory. Thank you! Missing my Korea breaks even more!

Find out more about Britory on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter @britorykorea

My BT21 TATA Collection


I recently shared one of my current collections, which is BT21 TATA!

I started collecting BT21 TATA, or BTS Kim Taehyung (V)'s character with Line Friends in Korea, back in 2018. I started with unofficial merch. Then, through my travels in Japan, Korea, and even Taiwan, I was able to purchase at least one small item in the official store for every trip.

 I didn't notice that it accumulated to this through the years!

I also took advantage of collaboration collections (such as with Innisfree, Vice Cosmetics, Dunkin Donuts Korea, etc), and when Line Friends opened its official store in Manila, I was also able to conveniently buy more official BT21 TATA!

Now that we're always at home, I was able to appreciate how I have these things that make me happy right in my room! I was able to get more BT21 TATA online. They have an official Play Line Friends store in Lazada, but I also saw online toy stores selling BT21. And of course, you can also check out the pasabuy Instagram shops reselling items from Korea. 

For links and other details, watch the video of my full BT21 TATA collection here:

Anagon Mail 008

Q: How was your weekend?

A: Thank you for asking! Basically filled with BTS Dynamite, received most stuff from recent online shopping, and practiced with my videos (posted on both my ITGT and Youtube!) kaya nagka migraine ng light hehe. Masaya naman. Naka chill ng onti (mostly thanks to the fun comeback!)

Q: How do you price your products? And how are you just in general how are you? 😅😊

A: This is the toughest thing din as a former full time online seller tagal ko din had to deal with this! :)

Dati (or minsan til now lol) I price super low coz alam ko naman mura yun puhunan or raw materials I used. 

But you also have to consider a lot of things pala:

1. Shipping or your transpo to get the raw materials.

2. Eto super important: Your time, talent, and efforts!!!

3. You packaging / branding

4. Check how stores with similar products price their goods.

and 5. Ask your trusted circle how they will price or how much nila buy your products, just to have gauge ng ideal price ng products mo. Like anong rate siya mabibili.

At the end of the day though, everything's up to you!

Q: You can also learn po kay Cherish Unni sa Youtube and books from Talk To Me In Korean

A: Hello! Have watched her very first video and helpful nga! Haven't seen the next ones but sige I'll watch them next since done nako sa Coursera and wala na class tomorrow. :)

Thank you for the reco!

Q: I purple you! Wala ako matanong for now but have a wonderful week Ana! 💜

A: Thank you! Needed this!!! Have a productive and happy week din mga ka-Bangtan! 😊❤😍

Q: Nothing to ask--just hope we all stay safe and sane Ana! Grabe this year / this country. 😅

A: Thank you Lorainne! Stay safe and stay healthy too!!! I wanna see your tatt pala!!!

Q: Hi po! As an online seller, what will you do if one of your buyers resell the item that you made?

A: I used to make wire accessories for a living, as in as in para akong machine before making and bending wires everyday.

And yes makaka encounter ako ng reselling ng items ko and for me lang a keber nalang as long as paid na sila sa akin. Mas issue sa akin mga nanggagaya hahaha but even doon wala nako magagawa.

Unless may other issues like just using your pictures but di naman sayo bibili items na binebenta nila, etc... Consider your buyer na nag sesell ng items mo as your reseller! O diba bongga, may branches ka na! 😀

Q: Ms. Ana is there a possibility na gawin nyo rin po yung Dynamite challenge sa Tiktok??...

A: Sadly inopen ko lang Tiktok ko as viewer and to follow ASTRO and BTS! 😅😅😅

Kayo ba nag Titiktok nadin??? :)

Q: Ate Ana saan po kayo bumibili ng mga artworks na nilalagay niyo po sa side ng table niyo po?

A: If the postcards, got them from super random shops, mostly souvenir ko sila from my trips! Meron din from local art shops like Common Room. 

If the paintings dito sa likod, most gawa ko or nabili ko before from a lolo street artist my friends and I visited in Manila 2 years ago.

Q: Ano-ano po yung mga items na kino-collect nyo, aside from BT21 / BTS merch? Pasilip po ng collection shelf!

A: Kdrama Merch! :) Clothes, plushies, unofficial and fan-made merch, etc. 

Q: Pwede ka ba iguest sa K-Talks series ko sa Youtube? Heheheheh.

A: G na yan!!! :) DM tayo! ❤

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Phone for only Php 5,990! | realme C12 Sample Photos + Features


Celebrate Ber months with a smartphone that lets you make the most of your digital experiences. 

The realme C12 is yet another BATTERY BEAST designed to complement the lifestyle of the digital-savvy. 

Along with the realme Buds Classic, these new products were launched during the realme Music Fan Fest joined by Filipino artists Moira dela Torre, Krissha Viaje and December Avenue.

The realme C12, the latest addition to the brand’s local C-series lineup, is a .powerful yet attainable all-around smartphone. 

 The realme C12 is highly capable of handling multiple tasks to let you finish all projects during the busy Ber months. It packs a 6,000mAh mega battery to keep up with heavy digital activities. The realme C12 also features a Helio G35 Processor for heavy functions such as gaming and entertainment. This means streaming videos or playing your phone games for hours is possible with the C12.

For its camera, the C12 is equipped with a 13MP AI triple-camera setup for quality snaps, a 5MP selfie camera for crystal-clear selfies and an immersive 6.5in extra-large screen for an excellent gaming and visual experience. Here are sample photos I took with the C12:

Closeup of TGIFridays new vegetarian burgers:

Capture the beautiful sunsets:

Macro shot of my Mangtae plushie doll:

Macro shot of my new accessories business for @shopanagon

The realme C12 will be available nationwide starting September 3 in 2 colors: Marine Blue and Coral Red. Available in a 3GB RAM+32GB storage configuration, the realme C12 is priced at Php 5,990.

For exclusive updates and announcements, visit the realme Philippines official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts with the handle @realmePhilippines.