Brand Spotlight: Pyunkang Yul

I had the lovely opportunity to test out some bestselling products from Pyunkang Yul, many thanks to Go Bloom & Glow, its official distributor in the Philippines! I’ve been using them for almost a month, and I think it’s about time to give you my thoughts. Stripped down to the basics, the brand focuses on […]

Leaving Drama Behind: Submitting Our Emotions to God

Do you find yourself easily swayed by short-lived emotions? Are you seeking attention to validate your pain or are you seeking worth in how people respond to it? We cannot use our emotions to guide our responses. When we are clothed in dignity (Proverbs 31:25), our identity is found in Him, therefore our strength comes […]

My Beauty Routine Helps My Anxiety, It’s Not Just Vanity

Depression and anxiety have always been present in my life. Early on, I thought it was simply an overreaction to circumstances. I was too emotional, I wore my heart on my sleeve – not realizing that it is a chemical imbalance in my brain, which constantly leads to dilapidating thoughts. It comes in waves: constant […]

Updated Skin Care Routine (January 2019)

Much has changed since my last detailed skin care routine run-through (October 2018), and I’ve been meaning to share some newfound favorites! ✨ Biorè Cleansing Oil (Watsons, P349) I’ve traded my favorite cleansing balm I’ve used for years for a drugstore staple that works just as well! One full pump is enough for day to day […]

(I Was) a Slave to My Beauty Products

I’ve resolved not to create a Best of 2018 series; please bear with me, and allow me to explain my “plight”. I’ve been doing a lot of introspection, and it was only proper to let this be out in the open. 2018, literally, changed me (and my spending habits). Here I was, this beauty enthusiast, this […]

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 […]