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Starbucks 2019 Planner (Philippines) in Milk + Teal Pouch Review

Starbucks 2019 Planner (Philippines) in Milk + Teal Pouch Review
Starbucks 2019 Planner (Philippines) in Milk + Teal Pouch Review

And just like that, the planner season is upon us yet again. I was on the hunt for my 2019 planner, looking at about 5 different brands and designs. However, Starbucks has again won my heart over. Find out why, and if it's worth collecting 18 stickers.

Brunch at UCC Clockwork, The Vantage Gallery Kapitolyo

Brunch at UCC Clockwork, The Vantage Gallery Kapitolyo
Brunch at UCC Clockwork, The Vantage Gallery Kapitolyo

Kapitolyo is one of the most popular gastronomic hubs in the country. Fortunately for us, we just live nearby so we get to indulge ourselves in good food from time to time, and even check out what's new before everybody else. Like the newly-opened The Vantage Gallery.

Why I made the switch to OWNDAYS Philippines | OWNDAYS SNAP Review

Why I made the switch to OWNDAYS Philippines | OWNDAYS Snap Review

It's been almost a year since I switched to OWNDAYS, yet recently, I was just reminded of how good of a choice it was. I've worn eyeglasses since I was in 4th year college (7 years ago), and this brand, by far, is the best. Read on to know why plus a review of the OWNDAYS SNAP and its lenses.

Bang for the Buck: Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Headset Basic in Black

Bang for the Buck: Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Headset Basic in Blac

Working in retail means you need to talk to several people in a day including suppliers, store people, and your colleagues. And with the launch of wireless headphones like the Apple AirPods, using my old EarPods suddenly felt very inconvenient, especially since I've switched to Android with my Huawei P20 Pro. And at times when I'm on the go, like visiting stores, going on buying trips abroad and whatnot. Also, don't you find it annoying when the wires get tangled despite having cable organizers? Thankfully, I found the solution to my problem, without breaking the bank—wireless headphones!

Starbucks 2018 Planner (Philippines) Review

Review: Starbucks 2018 Planner (Philippines)
Review: Starbucks 2018 Planner (Philippines)

I have always loved planners ever since I was in grade school. But most especially when I got into the retail industry. Working in retail, I have to multi-task and make the most out of my time. Now computers can be convenient, but for me, nothing beats writing important notes and your schedule into a planner.

Sunnies Specs Optical: Just a hype or worth the swipe? | Sunnies Specs Review

My Sunnies Specs kit | Sunnies Specs Review
My Sunnies Specs kit | Sunnies Specs Review

It's been more than 5 years since I started wearing prescription glasses. Last year, my 6th pair gave up on me, which isn't surprising. The longest pair I've had lasted for almost 2 years, and I had to upgrade the lenses twice because I can barely see. LOL. It was my only pair which did not break, but since my eye grade jumped at least a hundred, I really have no choice. The thickness of my new lenses will not fit my current frame, so yeah.

Netflix's TV Adaptation of Sophia Amoruso's #GIRLBOSS review + screencaps

GIRLBOSS - © Netflix

Prolly every amazing, confident and empowered lady has read Nasty Gal founder, Sophia Amoruso's autobiography called #GIRLBOSS. It's a big deal simply because of how big Nasty Gal was back then. This year, Netflix has finally released their TV adaptation of the said book. This post is a quick review of the show, from someone who has read the book.

Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead.

UPDATED 06/25/2017: In case you missed it, Girlboss was cancelled by Netflix. Season 2 is not happening, ladies.

Intramuros Tour | New Bioré UV Products review + photo gallery

Last Saturday, I was given the opportunity to join a sight-seeing tour by Biore Philippines. On the day of the event, I just found out that it wasn’t just sight-seeing at all. What comes with it was a brief history of the old Manila and our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The fun stuff did not just end there, as I was also one of the first people who got to try the brand’s latest summer-ready products! Talk about being productive and educational, yeah?

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.

The CW's Riverdale | Honest Thoughts From An Avid Archie Comics Fan

Both photos from Riverdale's official Facebook page

From one of the most loved and longest running comic publication to a TV adaptation. This concept isn't new for the brand Archie Comics as it has already launched quite a number of cartoons, a movie and of course TV series, both animation and live action. I have been an Archie fan and collector ever since I was a young kid. It's been what, almost 2 decades already? (Because I was already a fan as early as 8 years old!) To my surprise, joy and well, disappointment, the American broadcasting network, The CW decided to bring the comic series to television. The series is called "Riverdale", which is the name of the town where Archie and all his friends live. Me being surprised is understandable, because, it was really unexpected; and joy, because being a true Archie Comics fanmeans you'd be happy about anything new about Archie and the gang! The disappointment is a different story though. Allow me to fill you in through this post.

Warning: Spoilers ahead. If you haven't watched the first few episodes of Riverdale, you may want to skip this. But if this post already piqued your interest, then by all means, go click the read more link! Don't say I didn't warn you though. ;)

Food Trip | Sunnies Cafe at SM Megamall

Sunnies Cafe at SM Megamall
Sunnies Cafe at SM Megamall

I had my first wisdom tooth extraction earlier this weekend. It was actually the perfect time for me to do this because of the long weekend; more time to recuperate from the procedure, plus I get to eat my favorite comfort food, Mom's arroz caldo! The (bloody) process which took more than an hour, our patience and most definitely, my tooth and strength, was not something to look forward to. But the one thing I did look forward though, was my dentist's advise--to eat Halo-halo, ice cream, and more cold beverages and desserts! 

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.

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.

Food Trip | Breakfast at Juanita's Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Breakfast at Juanita's
#17 West Capitol Drive,
Barrio Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Yesterday, the boyfriend was supposed to meet up a colleague for work. And since they were going to meet at Kapitolyo, we decided to have lunch. Initially, we agreed on going to our favorite, Kanto Freestyle Breakfast. However, we then thought, why not try something new? So after Googling the best place to eat at Kapitolyo, we found out that Cafe Juanita was the best. We went there but when we arrived, Cafe Juanita was closed. Apparently they're only open from 11 AM to 2:00 PM, then 5:00 PM to 10 PM. That's why we opted to go to Breakfast at Juanita's which is just beside Cafe Juanita.

Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet review

Brand: Lime Crime 
Product: Lime Crime Velvetines liquid lipstick
Finish: Matte
Availability: Currently sold in online shops only
Price: Php 1,000 - Php 1,500

Belo Underarm Whitening Cream review


Brand: Belo
Product: Underarm Whitening Cream
Price: Php 799.00

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Blooming Fit in Natural Beige review + swatches

Brand: Etude House
Product: Precious Mineral BB Cream
Color: Natural Beige
Price: Php 848
Availability: Etude House

When my Uncle (who is based in Korea) told me that he's flying to Manila, I immediately fired up Google and searched for must-have Korean makeups--thus, the hoarding that costed me more than  Php 5,000--which is quite a bargain, because Korean makeups are waaaay cheaper when you buy it there, plus you even get tons of freebies!