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 […]

Unboxing: Althea Korea Anti-Pollution Box

Althea Korea’s Anti-Pollution Box (P1,450 – originally worth P5,020) Living in Manila takes a toll on me, especially as a regular commuter. An environment so hostile to skin needs its recuperation at the end of the day that’s why I was ecstatic – an understatement – when the wonderful Althea pixies mailed me their Anti-Pollution Box […]

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 […]

Unboxing: Banila Co.

Banila Co. is a prominent Korean beauty and skin care brand which interested me upon hearing rave reviews about the cult favorite cleansing balm, Clean It Zero. Many claim it’s the best make-up remover in the market. FYI, one is sold every 4.8 seconds. I’m done buying cheap foaming washes and facial cleansers that just don’t […]