VMV HYPOALLERGENICS: Grandma Minnie's The Big, Brave Boo-boo Balm

Tuesday, September 27, 2016



Hey guys! I've been out of wifi range most of my days last week and it felt almost crippling. I know it seems a bit dramatic but I think you'll agree with me when I say that once you're used to having access to the world wide web 24/7 then suddenly gets regulated to just having it for a few hours, you can really feel the huge difference. 


CLINIQUE: Even Better Compact Makeup SPF 15

Friday, September 9, 2016


Hey guys! I've always been a minimalist when it comes to makeup. Most of the time, I prefer using tinted moisturizer or BB Cream and reserve the use of foundation on days that I need more coverage. This is why I don't stock up on foundations and just make do with what I have until I find one that I can't resist to try like the Clinique Even Better Compact Makeup with SPF 15. I got this little baby from an online seller for half the price thinking that it's a compact powder foundation but I wasn't too disappointed to find out that it's actually a compact cream foundation. 

MISSHA: Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence

Monday, September 5, 2016


Hey guys! It's September and I'm so excited to share with you another skincare review of a Korean product I've been meaning to get since forever! I've tried SK II Treatment Essence in sample size which pretty much lasted for a month. Though I wanted to continue the regimen, I've always been hindered by the expensive tag. Shortly after, I tried looking for a dupe and came across 2 Korean products having the same main ingredient as that of SK II. One is the Tony Moly Intense Care Galactomyces Essence and Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence. Both are Korean products and contain fermented yeast similar to SK II. They're also locally available but the problem here in Manila is they're always out of stock. Good thing Althea Korea debuted in the Philippines just when I was about to buy either product and I was lucky enough to get the Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence for 41% off its original price, from Php 2,295 down to Php 1,350!

My US Tourist Visa Interview

Sunday, August 28, 2016



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Hello everyone! Today's post is about my US Tourist VISA application experience. I thought of sharing it with you here in Q&A form hoping you can get essential tips from what I went through that can help ease your worries about the interview.

VMV HYPOALLERGENICS: Illuminants+ Cream

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Hello guys! I've been planning to get a diamond peel for months but my schedule doesn't seem to cooperate. If you're wondering why I need to have one, it's because my melasma is acting up again  mainly on the lateral areas of my forehead and cheeks. To be honest, I never had any idea what melasma was years back but in my early 30's I started to notice the sides of my forehead getting a bit darker than the rest of my face. I wasn't bothered at first since I can always even it out with foundation or BB Cream but the discoloration was getting more obvious during midday especially in well-lit places that I had to do something about it.