StyleKorean Try Me; Review Me: Heimish Bulgarian Rose

I’m no stranger to rose in my skin care. Rose-infused products have been used for years as an anti-aging agent to make skin look and feel more youthful. It even has anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and restore damaged skin; it even eases rosacea! It’s also deeply nourishing. The heavy, floral scent, though, can either […]

#DupeAlert: Eyeshadow Palette Edition

As promised, here’s a major #DupeAlert! Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette (Sephora, $42) The cult-favorite Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills is my top palette of 2017; it’s obviously abused. Being a fan of both warm and cool-toned shadows – love me a pink look! – this features 14 vibrant matte and shimmer […]

Updated Skin Care Routine (October 2018)

#SkinCareSunday with my updated routine featuring some holy grails and newfound favorites! Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (Watsons, P249) On my fourth bottle of my favorite make-up remover from the drugstore! This doesn’t remove my waterproof mascara completely, Bifesta Cleansing Lotion does the job better, but this is definitely more affordable. Banila Co. Clean It Zero […]

StyleKorean Try Me; Review Me: Secret Muse

Cushion foundations have changed my entire beauty routine! I also think that a cushion puff provides seamless, lightweight application compared to other tools. Ever since I stopped using foundation on the daily – celebrating a year! – I’ve found holy grail products like the Clio Professional Kill Cover Conceal Cushion and L’Oréal True Match Lumi […]

Portraits: Ica

When I was 17, all I wanted to be was a photographer. There were many things I wasn’t sure of – my friends, my emotions, myself – but this, I was certain of. With my pink digital camera – a gift for my Sweet 16th many moons ago – I could conquer the world. It […]

Review: Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette (Sephora PH, P2,860) If there’s one beauty product that I allow myself to splurge on, it’s a good eyeshadow palette! I’m a full-fledged drugstore girl but when it comes to eyeshadows, I prefer high-end because of the unparalleled quality. I end up using it every day and eventually empty the pan […]

The Elusive Pursuit of Christlikeness (And Why It’s Okay)

As a “new” Christian, I was in the process of rediscovering my faith. These recurring words I’ve heard since I was a child — salvation, grace, and surrender — finally found its way into my heart. These became foundations of a single-minded pursuit of a relationship with God. For moments of struggle, I was pointed to a powerful thought […]

What Christianity Tells Me About #LoveWins

When I tell people I’m a Bible-reading, church-attending, Hillsong-singing Born Again Christian, they ask me a number of things – one being what I think about homosexuals. In the years that I’ve been a professing and baptized Christian, I’ve seen and heard much from both ends of the spectrum. We have gotten bad reputation time and […]

Top 6 Lessons from My First Corporate Job

At the age of 20, I graduated from university. For 4 years, I studied to be a graphic designer in a beautiful campus in Katipunan. By graduation, I was well-aware of 2 verily inconvenient truths: I hated designing – yet can appreciate good design when I see it – and most importantly, I was horrible […]