Unboxing: Althea Korea (Innisfree)

I am finally a believer. There, I said it. I am a believer in Korean beauty and skincare. My past skincare routine was (almost) non-existent. I survived the Johnson’s Baby Soap (for my body and face *gasp*) treatment until graduating from university. Mind you, college – fuelled by caffeine while running on 3-6 hours of […]

My Everyday Make-up

Doing my make-up on the daily is a routine that keeps dull days worth living out. I spend extra time perfecting my face, and it makes me feel confidently beautiful…and sometimes, late. When I’m not trying out new make-up for the blog, these are my go-to products! Base Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm (P549, […]

Affordable Beauty: Maybelline Creamy Mattes

(Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in [1] Daringly Nude, [2] Clay Crush, and [3] Touch of Spice) I missed the launch of the Maybelline Brown Nudes a month ago on Beauty MNL so when I found out that they were on sale again (P199 in counters nationwide – originally P299 – until October 2), I […]

Beauty Haul: Bourjois Paris

(Bourjois Paris Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix in Dark Beige, Loose Powder in Peach, Little Round Pot Blush in Radiant Rose and Frosted Rose, Rouge Edition Velvet in [1] Happy Nude Year, [2] So Hap’pink, and [3] Pink Pong) Make-up, my late love, how I’ve missed you. After a long beauty hiatus – my last entry […]

Portraits: Hannah

On our last day, Hannah and I toured our colorful neighborhood and found the most animated backdrops. Lately, I find that it takes very little to commit to creativity. Sometimes, it only takes devotion and a heart which desires to find beauty in every corner. Photography and Make-up: Elisa Aquino Modeling and Styling: Hannah To […]

Beauty Haul: MAC lipsticks (2)

(Ruby Woo, Whirl, and Stone) I have a deep fondness for matte lipsticks. Sure, they dry my lips after a long day, they mercilessly stain my cup of coffee, but I would not trade it for anything else – except the occasional cream and satin bullet. In 2015, MAC relaunched their Matte Lip Collection, which […]

Beauty Haul: L.A. Girl Flat Finish Pigment Glosses

(Dreamy, Bazaar, Rebel, Obsess, Backstage) I thought I was over liquid lipsticks until one October day – I was at an incredibly fragile state – my reasoning was compromised, and I purchased these lip products. YouTube has been abuzz over the L.A. Girl Flat Finish Pigment Glosses. Lately, liquid lipsticks have been a bit sparse […]

Portraits: Samantha

“What I see is that look in her eyes, the one that says she’s worthy of that stare, that all the attention is well-deserved. That’s when I click the shutter.”  (BJ Pascual, PUSH) Through the years of taking portraits – I started in 2011 – I’ve come to photograph the same faces over and over […]