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 […]

(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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]