StyleKorean Try Me; Review Me: Heimish Bulgarian Rose

I’m no stranger to rose in my skin care. Rose-infused products have been used for years as an anti-aging agent to make skin look and feel more youthful. It even has anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and restore damaged skin; it even eases rosacea! It’s also deeply nourishing. The heavy, floral scent, though, can either […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Product Empties: Skin Care

The year is about to come to an end, and it baffles me how quickly time has passed! For 2017, I’ve managed to discover some holy grail skin care products, as well as others worth staying away from. Presenting my beloved Empties 2.0: Skin Care edition – gathering dust bunnies in an abandoned corner of […]

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 […]