MISS UNIVERSE 2018: Catriona Gray's Nightly Skincare Ritual

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Video taken during Miss Universe 2018

Hello everyone! A couple of weeks ago, Miss Philippines Catriona Gray made us all proud by representing our country and bagging the Miss Universe 2018 title. She dazzled us with her beauty, even more so with her performance from the iconic lava walk down to her heartfelt answer during the final Q&A.

DISNEY WORLD: Art of Animation Resort

Friday, December 14, 2018

Happy holidays!!! It's truly the season of love and joy which makes this post very timely since I'm sharing with you our recent trip to the happiest place on earth, Disney World. We were here a year ago in June and I just love that we're back on a different season and got to see the parks on Christmas time. 

ELF: Black Friday 2018 Haul

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Hey everyone! I'm reporting all the way from Chicago and I'll be blogging from this side of the planet until the new year so expect more holiday hauls in the next couple of months. If you find anything that interests you, just let me know on the comments section below and I'll be more than happy to answer your questions or better yet make a detailed review.

DIOR ADDICT: Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

Monday, November 26, 2018

Hey everyone! It's been ages since my last post and today I'm back on track with a review on a lip product I've been wanting to try for ages! I'm pertaining to the Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

NIVEA: Micellair 3-in-1 Caring Cleanser

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hey everyone! I'm back with another review on a recently launched makeup remover by Nivea called the MicellAIR 3-in-1 caring cleanser. This was officially launched a couple of months ago and if you haven't seen the commercial ads, Liza Soberano is their newest endorser.

Maine Mendoza for MAC

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Welcome back everyone! Today's blog post is definitely ground breaking because I'm featuring a product by a legendary makeup brand in collaboration with a phenomenal artist. I'm pertaining to none other than MAC Cosmetics' much awaited collaboration with the phenomenal celebrity Maine Mendoza. 

LIFE STRONG HAIRFIX: Keratin Straight Leave On Hair Spray

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hey everyone! Truth is I've always worn my hair long and straight since high school and I never had any problems taming them.  Fortunately, my hair is pretty much low maintenance and it never got in the way until now. I noticed having more short and thin strands of hair sticking out my scalp like Alfalfa of Little Rascals. Okay, that's obviously an exaggeration but you probably get what I mean.

Battle of the Balms

Friday, August 24, 2018

Hey everyone! I recently developed an unexpected affinity to massage balms. It all started a few weeks ago when a good friend recommended one for my headache. I admit being hesitant at first but after feeling the significant relief from a topical massage cream, I am now a certified fan. There are lots of brands out there and so far three of them are up my alley. Read on and see which one interests or suits you best. 

SAMPLE ROOM: Health and Beauty Haul

Friday, August 17, 2018

Have you heard of Sample Room? If not then it's about time you do. It's our country's first and only sampling site where local residents can avail of a wide range of products related to beauty, health and lifestyle. I've been a loyal member from the day they started in 2012 and since then every sampling experience never failed to brighten my day. 

KIKKI.K: Travel Wallet

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Story time! A year ago I attended an Asian conference and spent several hours in Incheon Airport during layover. Then came the dilemma I never knew I'd have to deal with, my passport was missing! I was about to report the incident to airport authorities when my name was paged. Good thing the flight attendants of Singapore Airlines saw my passport in the plane before heading to their next destination. 

HAPPY SKIN: Shut Up & Kiss Me Lip & Cheek Mousse

Friday, August 3, 2018

Hello guys! This is another review on a beauty product that's proudly Pinoy it totally blew our minds when it debuted in 2013. I am referring to none other than Happy Skin, a local brand created by top model Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and marketing expert Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez.

STAYCATION: Makati Shangri-La Deluxe Suite

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hey everyone! If you saw my previous post on Instagram, you'd know I hinted on doing hotel room reviews. Today I'm featuring my latest staycation in one of the top hotels in the country, the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. If you got here by searching best hotels in the metro, then you're in the right place! Being the business capital of the Philippines, Makati is surrounded mostly by upscale establishments. Good thing this hotel boasts of sophisticated interiors and an inviting ambiance to suit everyone's taste.

WATSONS: Collective Haul

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hey everyone! I'm back with another blog post and this time I'm here to share with you some new stuff I bought from Watsons. I didn't get all of them in one visit, so expect a mini review on the ones I've tried out and expectations on products I haven't used. If you're interested to know what these random beauty products are then read on.

AESTHETIC SCIENCE: Intravenous Nutrition Therapy

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Stress has a way of sneaking up on us causing unwanted sickness. To beat stress-related problems, maintaining a strong immune system is key and what better way to boost the immune system than vitamin supplementation. At this day and age despite having access to all supplements available in the market, most of us still tend to forget taking oral vitamins. Thank goodness for intravenous vitamin supplementation, busy bees like me can now opt for a good alternative.

Aesthetic Clinic Science Makati
G/F Jupiter Place Bldg., Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Hello everyone! It's great to be back with yet another review of skincare products I've been testing out for quite some time now. I am talking about the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant and Sun Defense for Face SPF 50 PA+++.

VMV HYPOALLERGENICS: Illuminants+ Axillight Treatment Antiperspirant

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today we're digging into a product I've been using for several months now, the VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants+ Axillight Treatment Antiperspirant. This review has been long overdue so when I finally noticed the bottle nearly empty, I thought I'd just throw in my two cents' worth.

BEAUTY FORMULAS: Dry Shampoo in Fresh Fragrance

Saturday, June 23, 2018

I've always been curious if dry shampoo really works. Living in Manila where the weather is either hot or hotter, my scalp tends to get oily faster when unwashed. This is probably why there's a growing number of dry shampoo brands now available locally, one of which is from Beauty Formulas. I have to admit getting this brand in particular because it's the most affordable (Php 99) hence less disappointing if it doesn't work.  

TOP 7: Rainy Day Essentials

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rainy days are here! I know most of us prefer dry, sunny days over a gloomy weather but just because it's dark and damp outside doesn't mean we can't enjoy the day. This is why I decided to share with you my rainy day essentials so we can all have a little bit of sunshine everywhere we go.

TECH TIME: hoco premium product

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hey everyone! I'm back with another tech accessories review and this time I'm featuring a brand I'm not familiar with, hoco. I've noticed my trusty Apple EarPods are looking a little distressed, overworked and begging for retirement. So the other day in Trinoma, I bought a couple of stuff from a tech accessories kiosk. The Hoco Charging Cable and In-Ear Headphones.

EVER BILENA: Kris Life Kit

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hello guys! If you're a makeup enthusiast or social media frequenter you'd probably know by now that Kris Aquino is Ever Bilena's newest celebrity endorser. Early this year, Kris graced the counters of Ever Bilena pointing out her favorites and not long after, the Kris Life Kit was released.


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Hey everyone! I was in Rustan's Supermarket a few days ago and saw quite an intriguing product on display, the Beauty Library Feminine Mist. Actually I've been looking for something like this for some time now. After experiencing hours of plane travel on several occasions, I found myself wishing for a feminine wash in a spray bottle I could easily use inside the limited space of aircraft lavatories. After several failed attempts at finding one, finally we have it available locally!

STAYCATION: Makati Shangri-La

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hey everyone! The summer heat has been so extreme in the past days here in Manila and an overnight stay at the Makati Shangri-La was just the thing I needed to refresh. I like visiting this beautiful city and come back to this well renowned hotel due to endless reasons I'll be sharing throughout this post.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hey everyone! I'm back with another review on a brand that's proudly Philippine made, Messy Bessy. I first got to try their hand sanitizer a couple of years ago after seeing it on display at Cupcakes by Sonja. I remember it was red velvet scented and came in an adorable spray bottle. Back then, seeing the logo reminded me so much of the international brand, The Balm Cosmetics. I later found out that Messy Bessy is home grown and has been in the industry for a decade now. 

BELO: SunExpert

Friday, April 27, 2018

Hello everyone! I'm back with another review on several products I got from Sample Room. If you're still unaware, Sample Room is the only sampling website in the Philippines dedicated to empowering consumers with the privilege to try out certain products before buying. It's unfortunate that our local market doesn't prioritize sampling and only offer trial products to purchasing customers. What about those who don't want to splurge on stuff they know nothing about? Good thing Sample Room debuted in 2012!

MANFROTTO: Mini Tripod

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Hey everyone! I am back with another tech accessory review and this time it's about the Monfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod. Last year when Sam and I went to Disney World, I couldn't have taken beautiful photos of us together without the tripod I brought with me. It was actually a freebie from one of the events I attended and it got broken a few days after our trip. I haven't been on the lookout for a replacement but after seeing Henry's branch in Trinoma, I just knew it was about time to get a good quality tripod.

BIORÉ: UV Perfect Spray

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hey everyone! Summer is just around the corner and that means more quality time with family and friends. I'm pretty certain you don't want to ruin your precious vacation with sunburn so make sure you're protected from the sun's harmful rays. As for me, despite already having a holy grail sunscreen, I still enjoy trying out other products that won't leave your wallet crying.

MAC: Lightful C Quick Finish Compact

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hey everyone! Last weekend I attended the Project Vanity 10th Year Anniversary celebration at the Shangri-la Plaza with good friend and fellow blogger Christine of allaboutbeauty101. The event, as expected, was a huge success! I was able to meet Ms. Liz Lanuzo, the rest of the PV team and several other fellow bloggers who graced the occasion.

Before heading home, Christine and I did what every makeup enthusiast does when in Rustan's, snoop around! After checking out several products we both love, we ended up visiting the MAC counter and boy was I elated to see my new found favorite, the MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact with SPF 50/PA++++, wait for it... on SALE.

HELLO KITTY: Expert Complexion Sponge

Monday, March 5, 2018

Let's welcome this special month with all things cute because... why not? Kidding aside, I'm celebrating my birthday month and it's crazy how stuff I love from my childhood are still in the mainstream like Hello Kitty! Over the past years, we've seen so many Sanrio merchandise for all ages. Today, almost everywhere you look, you'll find beloved Sanrio characters on clothes, shoes, school supplies and even makeup! Like this Hello Kitty Expert Complexion Sponge I saw in Watsons.


Friday, March 2, 2018

Hey everyone! I didn't want to mention not having any blog posts for weeks but it seems the best way to start this entry. I've been trying to upload blog photos directly from Macbook and the process is slowing me down a bit hence the lack of blog entries. Being a Microsoft user my entire life, I still have a lot to learn about Apple so please bear with me.

For this entry, I am reviewing my very first Urban Decay product ever, drum roll please... The NAKED 3 palette! I've been wanting to get my hands on any of the Naked palettes for years now but being a newbie in makeup made me wonder if it's really practical to get all three. After carefully considering the price, wearability of shades and the looks I'm able to pull off, I finally zeroed in on this palette with rosy-hued neutrals.

2017 Favorites: Tech Accessories

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Can you believe January went by so fast? I was suppose to post my 2017 favorites on all categories under January but I didn't have enough time to get them done. Oh well, it's never too late to share with you my favorite tech accessories so here they are.

2017 FAVORITES: Body Care

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Hello everyone! In the past weeks I've posted my 2017 favorites in the skin care and makeup category. Today, I'm back with my 2017 Favorites, body care edition. I may have mentioned several body and hair care products in the past but today is extra special because I'll be including all my favorites for 2017. Let's get started!

2017 Favorites: Makeup

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Can you believe it's 2018 already? My last post for 2017 featured all my favorite skincare products for that year so if you haven't, please do check it out by clicking this link. I also mentioned that this time I'll be including more categories for my 2017 favorites so now I'm back with this long list of products that made it to the makeup category. If you're into makeup or just about to plunge into the cosmetics world then you're in for a treat.

I have to warn you though that I'm a makeup enthusiast who's into simple everyday makeup and my favorites are based on products I've used so far. If I mention a favorite concealer, it may not be the best among all the ones available in the market. I'm simply featuring the stuff I love to use based on the products I've already tried which may be limited compared to those who live and breathe makeup. With that out of the way, let's continue shall we?