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Etude House CC Cream in Silky review + swatches

Etude House CC Cream in Silky review + swatches | The Best Korean CC cream for me!

I used to be a BB cream-kind of girl because it works on me so I religiously stuck to it. Some of my favorites were THEFACESHOP's Face It Power Perfection BB Cream in 02 Natural BeigeEtude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Blooming Fit in Natural Beige, and Belo Intensive Whitening BB Cream SPF50. I was hesitant to try it at first, but thank goodness I did, because now, Etude House CC Cream in Silky is definitely one of my HGs!

beauty by freyja: The New Destination for Beauty | beauty by freyja review

beauty by freyja: The New Destination for Beauty | beauty by freyja review

As if Sephora, BeautyMNL, and BeautyBar are not yet enough, the beauty gods have blessed us, beauty lovers, junkies, and alike with beauty by freyja or simply freyja (pronounced fre-ia).

My Biggest Beauty (Makeup and Skin Care) Haul To Date | NARS, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, L'Occitane, Palmer's and more

My Biggest Beauty (Makeup and Skin Care) Haul To Date | NARS, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, L'Occitane, Palmer's and more
My Biggest Beauty (Makeup and Skin Care) Haul To Date | NARS, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, L'Occitane, Palmer's and more

It's the holiday season again, therefore, sales are everywhere. From the malls, bazaars and even online! Thank God for bonuses though, spending during holidays is not that painful on our wallets and bank accounts. Unfortunately for me, these sales are also my weakness. 

BeautyMNL Haul - October 2018

BeautyMNL Haul - October 2018

The Christmas season is indeed in full bloom, thanks to all the sale events in stores and even online. Earlier this year, I've decided to adopt a Minimalist lifestyle. Therefore, I have limited all my purchases to only my needs; and my wardrobe in mostly blacks, grays and navy blues, decluttered and more. When it comes to spending, I only buy something when I really need it. So as a recovering impulsive shopaholic, I always have to argue with myself if a certain purchase is worth it. However, last October 29, I gave in. Because BeautyMNL recently had 20% off everything! How can I refuse that?

Colourpop Lippie Stix Grunge and Taurus review + swatches

Colourpop Lippie Stix Grunge and Taurus review + swatches
Colourpop Lippie Stix Grunge and Taurus review + swatches

I love makeup. But I also love (or sometimes obsess in) caring for my skin. If you know me personally, you'll know that when I'm stressed, I break out. A lot. Random rash on my face starts appearing and worse, big zits. So until now, I lie low on makeup—I only use a brow pencil and powder, CC cream, lip tint (not even a blush on my cheeks) and occasionally apply concealer for when I am feeling a little extra. However, on some days, I still miss wearing makeup and feeling a little extra. And my favorite look lately is the flushed look, which I match with my new Colourpop Lippie Stix!

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Milk Blurring (No. 4) review + swatches

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Milk Blurring (No. 4) review + swatches
Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Milk Blurring (No. 4) review + swatches

Brand: Laneige
Product: Two Tone Lip Bar in Milk Blurring (No. 4)
Finish: High Glossy and Semi-Matte Lipstick
Price: (Bought in South Korea by my Uncle)

Korean dramas, music, fashion, and even beauty are still going strong in the Philippines. It's everywhere, and I really think that the hype isn't going to die anytime soon. It's just starting, so brace yourselves guys for more.

Shopping On A Budget | How To Save Money On Clothes Shopping


I love shopping. Is there anybody who doesn't love or at least enjoy shopping? I bet no one, especially if given the money. Of course, anyone would love to shop and buy all the desires of their heart right? But some people do not have the luxury to shop til they drop. So for someone like me who loves shopping, it's always handy to be practical and wise in doing so. 

Read more to know how to dress fashionably on a budget!

Beauty Tips and Tricks | How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Thoroughly


Long weekends, are for sleep cleaning your make-up brushes and sponges. I know life can be difficult at times and usually, it means not having enough time for yourself. And because of that, we sometimes forget the little, but semi-important things, like for example: cleaning out your closet, decluttering, throwing out expired medicine and cosmetics/skin care products and of course, cleaning your make-up brushes and sponges.

Note: There are several ways to clean your makeup brushes, but this is how I do mine thoroughly, using a makeup brush cleaner. 😉

MAC Cosmetics Magic Of the Night lipstick in Enchanted review + swatches


Beauty: MAC Cosmetics Magic Of the Night lipstick in Enchanted review + swatches
MAC Cosmetics Magic Of the Night lipstick in Enchanted review + swatches

Brand: MAC Cosmetics
Product: Magic Of the Night in Enchanted lipstick (Limited edition)
Finish: Matte
Price: Php 1,100

I previously promised to share my lipstick collection, so here's another entry! This was launched about two years ago, but heck, I still feel like it's worth sharing. See for yourself and let me know. ;)

MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick review + swatches

Beauty: MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick review + swatches

Brand: MAC Cosmetics
Product: Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick (Limited edition)
Finish: Matte
Price: Php 1,000

It's been a while since I last posted a beauty-related entry. I've been swamped with work and music events, hence, a lot of posts about it. But anyway, here's another part of my Lipstick Collection, with swatches—MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick!

MAC Cosmetics Cinderella lipstick in Royal Ball review + swatches


MAC Cosmetics Ciinderella lipstick in Royal Ball review
MAC Cosmetics Cinderella lipstick in Royal Ball review

Brand: MAC Cosmetics
Product: Disney's Cinderella in Royal Ball lipstick (Limited edition)
Finish: Lustre
Price: Php 1,000

2016 was a year of makeup hauls for me. There's so much makeup that I finally said to myself, I have to start posting it to my blog before they add up even more and lose the opportunity and time to do so. This 2017, I swear, is the year for more beauty and makeup reviews, so please bear with me! First off, is sharing my lipstick collection. I previously posted a couple of reviews and swatches of some from my collection and you may check it all in this link. Anyway, since the Beauty and the Beast live action reboot premiere is just right around the corner and there's still no confirmed collaboration with Canadian makeup brand MAC Cosmetics, here is a piece from MAC Cosmetics x Disney's Cinderella collection instead.

Colourette Cosmetics' Starter Pak by Michelle Dy in "Boss Babe" review + swatches

Colourette Cosmetics' Starter Pak by Michelle Dy in "Boss Babe"

Last September, up and coming Filipino-owned Cosmetics Brand Colourette Cosmetics launched a lipstick bundle they collaborated with Filipino-Chinese Beauty Blogger and Youtube Vlogger, Michelle Dy! They're quite new in the beauty industry (they recently celebrated their first anniversary!) but they started making a buzz when they got Filipina-Australian Model Lily Maymac as their model and endorser almost a year ago. With a variety of killer lipstick shades, a great matte finish and knowing how to market their products to the Filipinas, Colourette Cosmetics sure know what they are doing!

Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Replenishing Conditioner review

Palmer's Olive Oil Formula - Replenishing Conditioner

Brand: Palmer's
Product: Olive Oil Formula - Replenishing Conditioner
Availability: Sold in a few online shops in the PH 
Price: Free (sample)

Ever since I entered college, I became obsessed with my hair. I've tried straightening treatments, having full bangs, coloring my hair (full head, ombre and balayage highlights!), digital perm (thrice!) and then the numerous Brazilian Blowouts that I've had the last couple of years. That is why it is very important for me to take good care of my hair all the time.

My first Colourpop Cosmetics Haul + swatches soon!

My first Colourpop Cosmetics haul!

Several weeks ago, I finally decided to try purchasing from the US. Why? Because it's still cheaper (especially when you buy in bulk) per piece as compared to buying it from re-sellers here who sell it for P450 above plus shipping fee! (P.S., @thebeautyclubph sells it for only P429. Find them on Instagram, Facebook and Shopee and hook yourselves with the cheapest Colourpop products. You're welcome!)

So going back, I was really nervous at first of course, because this transaction is all about trust:
  1. you trust your instincts, that you have chosen the shades that will all suit you and your skin tone
  2. that your online payment has been received and this is not scam (lol I always get paranoid transacting online, most especially if it's a thousand miles away!)
  3. that your order was processed and that the package will really arrive at your doorstep--straight from the US.
Well it took about a month--which is quite long for a company who provides such service and less than P500 for the shipping, but heck yeah, not bad for my first time.

Made by David Organics Dry Shampoo (from BeautyMNL) - Orange and Vanilla review

Made by David Organics Dry Shampoo in Orange & Vanilla

Brand: Made by David Organics
Product: Dry Shampoo
Variant: Orange & Vanilla
Availability: Sold in BeautyMNL
Price: Php 299

As mentioned in my previous post, I got this new dry shampoo from BeautyMNL for only P299. Usually, dry shampoos cost more than P299, so when I came across this product, I bought it ASAP . I also got it ASAP, like less than 24 hours plus freebies!

The BeautyMNL experience - 1st and 2nd order review

My first BeautyMNL  package!

After 4 months of being MIA--I'm baaaack! I've just been busy being an adult the past few months and boy it's hard. I have been juggling my 9-7:30 PM work, my Mom's and my business plus my personal life. I'm only 24 years old but gaaahhh. Being. An. Adult. Is. Hard. Anyway, here I am blogging (while watching Ricki and The Flash, 2016), to share my very first shopping experience at BeautyMNL.

LA Girl PRO.conceal HD High Definition Concealer review + before/after

L.A. Girl PRO.conceal HD High Definition Concealer review

Brand: L.A. Girl
Product: PRO.conceal HD High Definition Concealer
Finish: Satin
Availability: Sold leading malls and in online shops
Price: Php 319

I mentioned in my previous post about the boyfriend and I's day out. Part of our date last weekend was shopping, and I was so happy because I finally got to buy this amazing concealer that I've been reading good reviews about. I thought it wasn't available in the leading shopping malls, but it was! However, like any other person trying out something new, I was quite hesitant if this will work out for me. Apart from having lots of concealer in my quest to find what will work for me, I'm afraid that this will cause my skin to break out or it will simply don't work.

Sale Alert | The Big Nivea Sale - 50% Off your favorite Nivea products from April 14-18

Photo from Nivea Philippines' Facebook page

It was only after lunch time when I found out about Nivea's 50% off sale through my colleagues at work. Turns out, they spent part of their lunch time to shop for Nivea products that were on huge sale! That's why when they all came back at the office, they've got plastic bags full and only of the brand. Can't blame them though, LOL. So of course, being the beauty junkie/banidosa lady that I am, I wouldn't miss this. During our afternoon break, my friend and I went to the nearest grocery to score these items for 50% off! Yes, Nivea items are now only half the regular prices! But only until Monday, so hurry, go forth and hoard! :))

My Duty Free Philippines Makeup Haul | MAC Cosmetics & Evian

My Duty Free Philippines Makeup Haul (from left to right):
Evian Facial Spray, MAC Cosmetics Foundation Pump and lipsticks

Duty Free Philippines have always been (mostly) the OFW and his/her family's go-to for pasalubongs whenever one arrives back home here in the Philippines. It's conveniently located inside or at least near the airports, so whenever one forgets, or just impulsively thinks of buying anything, you just drop by at their store.

Belo Beauty Deo (Roll on and Aerosol spray variants) review


Brand: Belo Essentials 
Product: Whitening Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 
(140 mL Aerosol Spray and 40 mL Roll-on)
Price: Php N/A (Aerosol Spray) / Php 50 (Roll-on)