I’m loving this violet lippie! It’s such a nice change from my usual pinks and reds.
It was my go-to lipstick while I was in Baguio recently.
And I also used it here!
Do you like it also? It’s the Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer in Grape Pop (click here to see the tube). I love the creamy, rich color (one swipe will do!). There’s also a subtle shine to it, and it doesn’t dry out my lips at all. It claims to last for up to eight hours, but I think you’ll have to reapply after 2-3 hours. Oh, and did I mention it’s also fragrance-free? Win! Continue reading →
Finally got to see the BenCab Museum yesterday! I could stay here for days :)
The weather is perfect—cloudy with light drizzles and cool enough to shrug a jacket over your shoulders. It was just the getaway I needed and it gave me a chance to bring a few (okay, a lot) of new products to try!
My top 3 picks! And also, working from Hill Station today (had a yummy breakfast here and decided to camp out for a bit).
I’m seriously thinking of staying here for a few weeks. So much fun to write when this is your view (and you have excellent WiFi). But before I start rambling about how much I heart Baguio, let me get back to my Top 3 beauty picks for this trip. Continue reading →
When I noticed that my undereye area was becoming more dry, I knew I needed to bring out the big guns. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most delicate, which is recommend that women invest a little more when it comes to eye creams—it’s really the secret to looking young.
I’ve been using the Algenist Complete Renewal Balm, $65 at Sephora. Locally,it’s available at Rustan’s Department Stores (will update this post with the price once I find it).
What I like about this balm is that it suits all skin types and it targets all my concerns: fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. Most eye creams I encounter only really focus on one concern, so I like that this is a beauty multi-tasker.
Here’s a peek at what it looks like inside. When you dip into the pot, it feels pretty dense and cushy—not light or watery.
I do wish that this came with a spatula, or better yet, was packaged in a pump to prolong its shelf life and prevent germs from contaminating the pot. I’m also not that big a fan of the scent (sometimes it smells kinda funky or sour after I pat it on and I can’t figure out why TBH). But despite these setbacks, I still use it! Why? Because it works!
More deets about ingredients that make this eye balm fantastic and swatches (you’ve got to see the sheen) after the jump! Continue reading →
I was thrilled when Urban Decay emailed me and said that they wanted to send me a few items for review. I thought I was dreaming! Urban Decay?? It’s like one of the coolest makeup brands out there and I’m on their beauty radar! Yay!
Getting a kit from a US brand was so different. Locally, they usually send a printed write-up about the product and brand (with a CD or USB filled with photos). UD sent a short note and a little info card that mentioned all the highlights about the Naked Skin line. It was short and sweet and straight to the point—I likey!
Wearable contour? That sounds like a good challenge!
If you watch my YouTube videos, you know that contouring isn’t part of my makeup routine. But wearable contour? I can get on board with that. I was beginning to notice that my face was looking a tad long and flat lately in photos, so maybe adding more natural shadows might help (more about that on my YouTube channel soon!).
For now, let’s do a thorough review of these makeup goodies!
Let’s start with the foundation! Isn’t the rose gold box and sleek packaging pretty? I can’t get myself to throw them out just yet!
Okay so here’s the scoop on the foundation: It’s gives you major coverage without feeling heavy, there’s also a blurring effect that’s supposed to happen, and it has light-reflecting spheres (and peptides!) to help lessen the appearance of fine lines. Sounds good so far, right?
More swatches, my take on the “wearable contour” technique, and see what the foundation looks like on me after the jump! Continue reading →