October 15, 2017

Catrice Cosmetics All Round Concealer Palette

I've mentioned before how color correcting has become a must for me nowadays when doing a full face of makeup. I definitely skip it on regular days when I have to go to work because really - aint' nobody got time for that. Nonetheless, I still make sure to keep a small stash of correctors on hand for days when I do have time for them.

One of the newest additions to said stash, even if I've had it for over a year already, is the Catrice Cosmetics All Round Concealer Palette. My immediate thought when seeing this was that it would be perfect for traveling since you've got a (small) range of concealers and correctors all in one compact container. Plus, it had the two colors I used most when it comes to correcting - green for redness and orange for my dark circles.

Catrice Cosmetics says, "A whole palette of options to always look great. With this set of five shades, it’s easy to even out small skin irregularities (beige shades), magic away dark shadows under your eyes (pink shades) and cover up redness (green shade). And application is super pleasant thanks to the creamy texture."

August 06, 2017

Human Nature Natural Toothpaste and Minka Bamboo Toothbrush

When you think of a necessary, everyday product like toothpaste, you don't really associate it with a word like "natural", right? After all, something that's meant to thoroughly clean (our teeth, for example) a surface that's constantly covered in bacteria means it has to be chock full of chemicals.

Local, pro-environment brand Human Nature wants us to change that way of thinking. A product doesn't have to be filled with chemicals, many of them potentially harmful to our health, to be effective. Cue the Human Nature Natural Toothpaste (Php149.75/120g and Php259.75/225g)! It promises all the benefits of a regular toothpaste, but with natural goodness on its side.

I'll also be talking about their Minka Bamboo Toothbrush (Php199.75). An eco-friendly, antimicrobial toothbrush that serves a good cause.

July 10, 2017

iVideo Pocket WiFi

Being connected to the internet at all times is just a must for many of us. When I'm at home, my laptop, iPad, and phone are all connected to the home WiFi. Let's face it, we often feel disconnected when we're not connected. I know some people will think of that as an unhealthy mindset or way to be, but whatever your stance, we can't deny that the world nowadays is wired to the internet 24/7.

Using my phone's data when I'm out, especially since I'm a heavy internet user, can rack up my phone bill like crazy. That's why I almost always have a portable WiFi device with me. When iVideo agreed to let me try out their pocket WiFi rental service, I was eager to see how it would perform and stand up to my frequent internet use.

I'm sure many of you, especially if you're a keen traveler, are familiar with the concept of renting a portable WiFi device. Whether I'm out of the country or just out of town, staying connected is even more of a priority for me. iVideo specifically 'specializes in providing low-cost wireless Internet access rental services to business and travelers'.

It's a shame I wasn't able to try this out during my UK and Vietnam trip, but I certainly made full use of it right here for the next 10 days.

May 01, 2017

Leiania House of Beauty Royal CoffTea

I'm no stranger to beauty supplements. As we all know, how 'good' we look isn't just based on what we put on us, namely (topical) skin care and makeup, but also what we eat and drink. As well as our general lifestyle, of course.

Since I don't have the healthiest of lifestyles, I do partly depend on supplements and regular vitamins to help me out a little. I don't like the idea of taking a lot of these specialized supplements on a regular basis though. In a way it feels like I'd be 'overloading my' body, that's why I choose ones which incorporate a lot of benefits in it already. Sometimes less is more after all. I got this box of Royal CoffTea (Php300.00 from BeautyMNL) from Leiania House of Beauty since it appeared to be chock full of those health and beauty benefits. Plus, I love tea!

I know some of you are probably wondering, "what the heck is COFFTEA"? Well, it's a kind of fusion between coffee and tea. I'll get more into that in a bit!

March 28, 2017

Shopping at BeautyMNL.com

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 BeautyMNL.com, 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.