March 28, 2017

Shopping at

Ah, online shopping. An experience I love, but my credit card dreads. I'll admit, sometimes I do get a little carried away with my purchases, but can you blame a gal? The beauty addict in me can't help but fill my various online carts with tons of products that range from boxes of sheet masks to contouring palettes.

One of my favorite (local) websites to shop for beauty goods is, the most popular online beauty haven in the Philippines. I've ordered over a dozen items already and every shopping experience has always been quick and hassle-free. That's a big reason why I love shopping there so much!

Recently, BeautyMNL asked me to write about my experience with their website and I was more than happy to do so. Talk about perfect timing! I'm leaving for a 2 week trip to the U.K. this Friday and I was in need of a couple of essentials to take along with me. Of course, I turned to BeautyMNL for that.

March 19, 2017

Sooper Beaute Lip and Cheek Rolly

Tints, while frustrating to work with sometimes, are indispensable for me. They're great for light makeup days and when you just don't feel like touching up too much throughout the day. I don't like using tint on my cheeks, but I do love using them on my lips!

Since I no longer had any tints left in my stash, I knew I needed to stock up and decided to try out the Lip and Cheek Rollys (Php150.00 each) from local brand Sooper Beaute. I've been seeing these tints promoted on their Instagram and it's also one of their best-sellers, so I went and got a few shades from the line.

Sooper Beaute says...
The most natural flush that will roll on your lips and cheeks! 
Lightweight formula creates a complimentary stain on the lips; delivers a flattering flush of color for rosy cheeks; nourishes and hydrates skin with vitamin E and jojoba oil; works as an anti-aging lip and skin treatment while you wear it. 
The tints come in seven shades: Blushing, Just Bitten, Bloody Red, Lust, Honey, Darling, and Crush.

March 10, 2017

Creating scent-sational spaces with Zen Zest Home and Aromatherapy

When I come home after a long day, so begins my ritual to unwind and relax. That includes taking a long shower, getting into some comfy clothes, firing up Netflix, and filling my room with a pleasant fragrance. In this constantly hot and humid climate, it's easier for our homes to smell kind of unpleasant. I don't know why, but my room tends to smell kind of stuffy a lot of the time...

I always have a small army of home fragrances (sprays, candles, etc.) at my disposal to keep any unpleasant odors at bay. It's mostly made up of products from Zen Zest since I love the different scents they have to offer and just how affordable they all are. Of course this meant I was super excited to attend yet another scent-sational Zen Zest launch at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery to see what new products they had to offer!

March 06, 2017

TONY MOLY Red Cheeks Girl's Patch

Out of my entire face, my cheeks need the most TLC when it comes to taking care of my skin. They're prone to redness, acne (and the dark spots that are left behind), and persistent dryness. While I've found different products that help minimize or cover up all those problems, I'm still dreaming of scoring an all-in-one solution.

That's what I hoped the TONY MOLY Red Cheeks Girl's Patch would be when I bought it. Plus, I couldn't resist the cute packaging!

TONY MOLY says this is a "cheek patch that moisturizes and soothes red cheeks containing fruit extracts for an energetic skin."

Moisturizes? Soothes red cheeks? Right off the bat, this ticks almost all the necessary boxes. Any acne on my cheeks can easily be covered up with makeup anyway as long as my skin isn't dry, so I don't mind that this doesn't promise to do anything for potential or existing acne.

February 24, 2017

Althea Box #13 | Vitamin Box

If you're an Asian beauty fanatic, especially of the Korean variety, chances are you've probably already heard of or even shopped from Althea. It's basically K-beauty paradise! Aside from being able to shop for a mind-boggling array of stuff, they also have regularly released boxes.

No, these aren't subscription boxes because you purchase each one on your own. Every box has its own theme and is crammed with products that cater or match that particular theme. As far as I know there are two kinds of boxes: the regular Althea box and the Trendy box. I'm not sure what the difference is, but I'm guessing the latter features newer or trending items.

I've been wanting an Althea box for months now, but they always get sold out in a matter of hours! Luckily, I was finally able to purchase one of their most recent ones just last week and it's their Althea Box #13: Vitamin Box.

I figured I was only able to score this one because it doesn't seem too in demand and is actually still available for purchase on the site. Either way I'm just happy I finally got my own box!

February 17, 2017

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Lipstick

One beauty trend I initially didn't get into was the gradient lip. To me, it just looked like your lipstick had started to fade and you needed to retouch it. However, I eventually came around and also decided to finally give it a try. Funnily enough, that exact thought popped into my head while I was browsing a Maybelline display earlier this week.

My eyes then spotted their line of Color Sensational Lip Gradation Lipsticks (Php349.00). I figured it was the best product for a gradient lip newbie like me so I snatched one up. Plus, it was on sale!

Maybelline says... 
"Now you can wear brights every day the gradation effect way! With a unique cushion blender, you can smudge out the bold matte pigment to create a gradation effect look."