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 […]

My Skin But Better: The Best Drugstore Bases for Good Skin Days

Good skin is in! For the past 3 months, I’ve stopped using foundation and let me tell you, it’s the best decision I’ve made for my skin! I’ve ceased getting pimples and small bumps on my face. Surely, I can’t attribute this solely to my foundation-free routine since foundation can even serve as a protective […]

K-Beauty Corner: Exclusive Althea Korea “Kissed by the Sun” Box

Althea Korea “Kissed by the Sun” Limited Edition Box (P1,340 – originally worth P4,980) K-Beauty, in all its darling eccentricities, is *quite* foreign to me. I’ve always wrestled with Korean standards and/or style(s) of beauty. I have v. prominent Filipina features – morena skin, big eyes, full lips – and my style of make-up has […]

How to Save Money in 8 Ways: Beauty Edition

Whether you’re “adulting” and employed or still completing university, we all want to be smart consumers when it comes to our *occasional* beauty shopping! Admit it, it’s pretty common to treat ourselves simply because we feel entitled to “enjoy” the fruits of our labor – am I right, ladies? But, did you know that there are many […]

This P185 Drugstore Liquid Lipstick is Your New Everyday Fave

(From L-R: Ever Bilena Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Dusk, Toast of New York, Siennas, and Sexy Nude  from Watsons, P185) I remember my first tube of Ever Bilena lipstick. It was stored in the infamous plastic black bullet with a sneak peek of the color on top. I was a junior in college, completely oblivious […]

K-Beauty Corner: #AltheaTurns2 Birthday Haul

Althea Korea is my obsession. It is undoubtedly my ultimate online destination for everything Korean beauty and skin care! I’ve discovered so many holy grail products from this black hole! All products are new, authentic, and delivered from Korea so prices are extra competitive (much cheaper!). Your package arrives straight to your doorstep so no worrying about customs […]

Battle of the Holy Grail Drugstore Matte Foundations

(On the photo: Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation in Sun Beige) With today’s technology and innovation, it’s easy to find a holy grail foundation from the drugstore. Brands just keep delivering one exceptional release after the other! Some of my favorites include the Flormar Mat Touch Foundation, L’Oréal True Match Liquid Foundation, and Maybelline Dream Velvet […]

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

(Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette from Sephora US, $42) With an endless assortment of warm, earthy tones – that can probably last me a lifetime thanks to the Morphe 35O – in the market, it’s difficult to find a good, versatile eyeshadow palette that offers a selection of berry tones. I’ve had my eyes on […]

Affordable Beauty: Top 4 Peach Drugstore Blushes

Summer may be over but a peach blush is always a good idea! That healthy flush makes a statement without going overboard. It looks beautiful whether you’re morena or mestiza! It looks good alone for a quick drugstore run or with a full make-up look for a Friday night out with the barkada. This is […]