Tuesday, May 15, 2018

4 Simple Things Moms Can Do to Stay Beautiful

Me and my son Marius at Century City Mall's Mother's Day event.

The Mother’s Day celebration at Century City Mall reminds moms of what truly makes us beautiful: happy and well-disciplined kids, a healthy family, and regular “me time.” Becoming a mom and talking to moms make us realize that as we age, beauty is really more about how we feel inside than how we look outside. No amount of beauty procedures or makeup can mask chronic stress, lack of confidence, and dissatisfaction with life. Century City Mall does a great job of celebrating motherhood and reminding moms of what we can do to stay beautiful inside and out.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Peripera Peri’s Ink Velvet Review: Testing the Popular K-beauty Lip Tint for Casual, Office, and Night Looks

Lip tints are extremely popular in Southeast Asia. With its comfortable and long-lasting wear plus youth-enhancing colors, this K-beauty trend is not going away anytime soon. Kristine (38, bank officer), Angel (24, mompreneur), and I test one of the most popular Korean lip tint brands, Peripera Peri’s Ink Velvet. See how these lip tints would look and perform for casual, office, and night party wear. We used the products as a lip and cheek tint.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Happy Skin Good To Go Five Minute Fresh Face Foundation & Concealer Review: Can It REALLY Survive the Philippine Heat?

Sweat-proof yet hydrating foundation for the summer? Yes, please! I tried Happy Skin’s recently released summer foundation—the Happy Skin Good to Go Five Minute Fresh Face Summer-Proof Foundation and Concealer. Well, I didn’t just try it, I subjected it to the ultimate summer test by wearing it for eight hours in the heat and humidity of Philippine summer (around 35 degrees Celsius or 95 degrees Fahrenheit). I did not turn on the AC and did general house cleaning for 3 hours to check if it’s really sweat-proof. Here’s the result.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Grandma Tries 7 Makeup Tips to Look Younger. Here's the Result.

You can find a lot of makeup tips to look younger online. To see if they really work, I asked my grandma whom we call nanay (a Filipino term for mother) to be my model for the day so we can test seven age-defying makeup tips.

Banila Co Dear Hydration Moisturizer, Toner, and Facial Mist Review

I have a complicated relationship with skincare products. That's because most moisturizers and toners either cause breakouts or make my skin even drier! I am so happy to find that this was not the case with Banila Co Dear Hydration Balancing Moisturizer, Toner, and Facial Mist. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Maybelline Matte Brown Lipstick Swatches: Which One is Right For You?

The Maybelline matte brown lipsticks from the Color Sensational Creamy Matte collection are so versatile that you can’t go wrong with any of these. For less than $6 a lipstick, it’s easy to just grab and get all of them! But if you can only treat yourself to one to two lipsticks, this quick guide with Maybelline matte brown lipstick swatches will help you overcome your choice paralysis and pick the color that’s right for you and your lipstick needs!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

How to Channel Your Inner Anne Curtis + BLK Cosmetics Review and Quick Tutorial

Australian-Filipina actress Anne Curtis launched her first makeup line, BLK Cosmetics, in the latter part of 2017. I had already seen BLK Cosmetics at SM Beauty counters, but I never had the chance to test them out until I saw their boutique at Trinoma where I frequently do my errands. They opened their first store at Trinoma in QC on March 24 and also recently launched their official store at Lazada.

Here’s how I tried to imitate Anne’s look using her own makeup brand.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

3 Ways to Have the Most Beautiful Easter

Easter is the most important holiday for Christians all over the world. If you’re wondering why we have Easter eggs, that’s because the eggs symbolize new life. That represents what happened in Easter—Christ coming back to life and how we are all also given a new life through this event.

Wherever you are and no matter what your traditions and beliefs are, we can all experience the beauty of having a new life this coming Easter.

Friday, March 23, 2018

How You Can Make This Drunk Blush Look with CANMAKE

Since last year, I've been seeing a lot of ladies wearing the drunk blush look or the Igari makeup look. And what's not to love about it? It makes your skin appear youthful and glowing, much like a baby. This trend actually originated from Japan and was started  by Japanese makeup artist Shinobu Igari. Owing to its Japanese roots, I'm creating the hangover makeup look using a bestselling Japanese cosmetics brand: Canmake.

These are the products I used to get the hangover makeup look:

Friday, March 16, 2018

Can You Wear Green Eyeshadow? Max Factor Hypnotic Jade Matte Eyeshadow and Revlon Evergreen Eyeliner Review

Today is St. Patrick’s day, a Christian feast day as well as a cultural celebration for Ireland. As part of tradition, people wear green clothing, costumes, and accessories on his feast day. See how things turn green on St. Patrick’s day. I decided to do a quick review and demo of the Max Factor Hypnotic Jade Eyeshadow and Revlon Colorstay 2 in 1 Angled Kajal in Evergreen.

In case you’re wondering why people wear green on St. Patrick’s day, this may have started because St. Patrick used a shamrock (a plant with three leaves) to describe the Holy Trinity.

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