Favorites, Lately: Base Make-up from the Drugstore

(On the photo: Flormar Mat Touch Foundation in M301) For April’s Favorites, Lately, I’ve been enjoying a variety of make-up bases from the drugstore for every mood…and skin issue. I’ve been a firm believer in a good full-coverage foundation for the longest time until I discovered some make-up game-changers: the cushion foundation, tinted moisturizer, and BB cream. […]

Product Empties: Beauty and Skin Care

It’s been a good year diligently collecting empties, gathering products I love –  and found myself grieving over, upon its material death – and others, which I finished for the sake of a clear conscience. The paper bag was accumulating filth that I really had to complete this entry. Lo and behold, my trash! Skin Care […]

Favorites, Lately

In an attempt to produce more organic entries, I’m adding a new series to regularly update you guys with beauty and skin care products I’m loving. From underrated drugstore gems to holy grail status must-haves, I’ve got you covered! Before another month discovering new products and, maybe, rekindling my love for old ones, here are some things […]

Affordable Beauty: Maybelline Powder Mattes vs. Creamy Mattes

(Maybelline Color Sensational Powder Mattes in [1] Mauve it Up and [2] Make Me Blush from Watsons, P299) Maybelline Philippines recently released the Powder Mattes. With 15 bold shades to choose from – from romantic reds and darling pinks, to flattering nudes – I was so excited to try them. We all know that the […]

A Guide to Beauty and Skin Care Shopping in Japan

I just came from a short trip to 2-7° Osaka and before all the ruckus – including daily responsibilities, occasional (almost) quarter-life crises, and mild anxiety attacks – I’m dedicating a few entries to Japan, beginning with a guide to beauty and skin care shopping! Japanese drugstores are everywhere, and they’re overwhelming – to say the least. […]

Best of 2016: Beauty

My glorious education with everything beauty has grown the past few years but 2016 is something else; proof is the staggering collection of acrylic organizers overflowing with products on my top shelf. I’ve been producing more beauty and skin care content, and there is an unbelievable warmth in my heart! I’ve only been confident writing about something as […]

Review: Morphe 35O Eyeshadow Palette

(Morphe 35O Eyeshadow Palette from Stuff in Style, P2,020) Putting on eyeshadow frustrated me for the longest time. It took me years – and countless of YouTube videos – to learn how to apply eye make-up. It took so much prodding to get out of my basic eyelash curler-and-mascara routine. But, here we are now […]

Affordable Beauty: Dollar Store (L.A. Girl and L.A. Colors)

(L.A. Girl Luxury Crème Lipsticks in [1] Kiss & Tell, [2] Tell Me Lies, [3] Fling, [4] Rendezvous, and [5] Endless Kisses)  When I was an art student in university, my knowledge on anything related to beauty was very limited. I had few resources, and whatever money I earned from my freelance work, I’d spend […]