Best of 2017: Skin Care

2017 was easily the year I shamelessly surrendered to skin care. From trendy Korean cult-favorites to readily available Western and local drugstore staples, I’ve tested products that have given me my best skin yet. From suffering from the worst breakout of my life during the first quarter of the year to having supple, chok chok skin […]

Skin Care Basics: The Non-Negotiables

So, you’ve been meaning to get into skin care but don’t know where to start. The infamous “10 steps Routine” fashioned by the Koreans sure is overwhelming – and not (always) necessary – so let’s break it down to the basics a.k.a steps you shouldn’t compromise. Let’s talk about the *non-negotiables* you should have in […]

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 […]

My Personal Skin Care Routine (+ Tips to Make Your Own)

Skin first, make-up second. A year after my life-changing education on skin care, I’ve skipped the daily medium to full coverage foundation and opt for a light tinted moisturizer or BB Cream – except on the occasional whole day event. I forego the thick cream concealer, sans the acne, and use a brightening liquid concealer […]

Fading Acne Scars with Dear, Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

Dear, Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop (Althea Korea, P1,010) I’ve been suffering from the worst breakout of my life since February. It started with a huge pimple on my nose, then it transferred on my cheeks and chin. The constellation of distressing acne’s made me so insecure. I took a break from my BB Cream and went […]

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 […]

Best of 2016: Skin Care

2016 was all about rekindling my inexhaustible love for beauty and educating myself with the Korean 10-Step Skin Care Routine. If there’s one thing I learned from watching snippets of my mother’s Koreanovelas, it’s that Koreans have the best skin. It’s all about layering! I’ve been a religious follower for months, and my skin has never been […]

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 […]