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 […]

A Summer Staycation at Privato Hotel

In the long span of my blogging life, – almost a decade! – I’ve written about a multitude of things including faith, beauty, fashion, literature, and travel. As I continue to grow, my interest and passion for all things do so too; there’s just so much to explore! Today, we enter uncharted territory having been […]

Best of 2017: Skin Care

2017 was easily the year I shamelessly surrendered to skin care. From trendy Korean cult-favorites to readily available Western and local drugstore staples, I’ve tested products that have given me my best skin yet. From suffering from the worst breakout of my life during the first quarter of the year to having supple, chok chok skin […]

Best of 2017: Beauty

It’s been a year of *obsessively* testing some of the beauty market’s newest releases and beloved holy grails. Cushion foundations, contour palettes, liquid lipsticks, and highlighters from one brand to the other, we’re evolving as beauty consumers! I’ve curated the best of the best – mostly from the drugstore – which exceeded my expectations. From […]