#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 […]

Exchanging Apathy for Passion: How to Restart Your Spiritual Life

Burnt out, exhausted, and lifeless…are these words to describe your time with God? We’ve all been there. There are divine seasons marked by one breakthrough after the other, fueled by God-breathed passion – when Scripture feels supernaturally alive, life is full of purpose, and God’s mission is clear. Then we wake up, barely willing to […]