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Brows For Days by Cathy Doll

March 6, 2017
When it comes to my eyebrows, I'm sure that you can tell that my go-to products are from K-Palette. When you're on a budget though, I found a tandem that works just as good as my holy grails without the price tag. As we'd like to put it in true BFF spirit: eto na talaga mga bes.

The Koreans and Thais have really upped their brow game in the last 5 years. We thought we've seen it all until they finally got it real good -- brows that last for days (!!!). I got the their latest brow products above just in time for summer when we've got back to back beach trips and the last thing we'd like to worry about are our brows.

Cathy Doll Tattoo Tint Pack
comes in 3 shades locally: 03 Medium Brown, 04 Deep Brown, 05 Dark Brown

Between the two, the Cathy Doll Tattoo Tint Pack lasts longer than the Cathy Doll Realbrow 4D Tattoo Tint. The Cathy Doll promise: the former lasts for 3 days while the other lasts for at least 24 hours. Let's swatch, test, and see below how it fares against my sensitive to combination skin! :)

A Splice of Comfort

February 28, 2017
Do you have days when you just want to eat a little bit of everything in lieu of comfort? I hate to admit it but recently, I'm on an bad slump. :( I'm feeling really off my game for the past two months. I'm pretty restless and nitpicking everything. I don't know -- maybe it's the extra gloomy, nakakatamad weather.

I'm wearing Maybelline Color Sensational Powder Mattes in Pink Shot on my lips <3

Like most of you, in my effort to feel better, I like to dash to my ultimate BFF -- food! I think the smile on my face tells it all. :D I was recently invited to try* some comfort food and its timing couldn't be any perfect.

Transform Your Look This Summer With Happy Skin

February 14, 2017

I'm SO excited to share with you the colour story of Happy Skin's latest collection! Everything looks so refreshing and sunny, just like summer that's already winking at us. :)

Snaps & Swatches: Maybelline Powder Mattes

February 13, 2017

PRETTY is a supreme understatement. Maybelline Color Sensational's The Powder Mattes will surprise you in many, many wonderful ways. Locally, Maybelline New York launched 4 nudes, 5 reds, and 6 pinks. Compared to most if not all matte formulas I've tried, every single shade from this range has a nice velvet feel. While some shades were faint versus others that were very opaque in a single swipe, all 15 hues were buttery smooth to apply directly on the lips. True to its name, the finish looks powder matte both in the photos and in person. See some photos below for yourself! :)

Daily Luxe: Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo

February 1, 2017

As a seasoned beauty blogger, I always thought that whoever said that real beauty’s skin deep is pure genius. Whether we look at it as fact or an idiom, it’s true both ways. I like to believe that being kind and compassionate makes one beautiful the same way as how supplements and good food contribute (far quickly) to better looking appearance. To date, I take 4 kinds of beauty supplements to slow down signs of aging and fight free-radicals. Unfortunately, not one of the 4’s tasty enough to rave about. While I’d like to think that they work, I’m still on the lookout for something that will work for both my palate and my well-being.

Enter Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo. I’ve tried this flag bearer from a couple of years back in Singapore thanks to my fellow anti-aging obsessed chicas who to this day, highly rave about their collagen soup. Before trying it out, I’ll be honest – I was scared to eat it because to me, collagen is synonymous to fishy taste. They assured me though that it's nothing like the usual fishy collagen. In fact, their super tasty Golden Collagen Chicken Stock is comprised of just 3 ingredients and none of them's fish. It's just Jidori chicken (a type of domestic, free-range chicken known for its robust flavor) bones, water, and salt. The three ingredients are stewed to perfection for more than 8 hours until the chicken bones are fully dissolved. This collagen rich stock eventually turns into the smooth, silky, almost dessert-like pudding of which is shipped regularly to Manila for all of us to enjoy.

I made a quick mental note to take my significant other out on a date upon finding out that Tsukada Nojo has expanded in Manila (at S Maison, no less). We're big fans of comfort food and anything chicken (long story but that's how we got together!) so a date was indeed an order.

Upon entering the shears of cloth putting us in what felt like a secret nook, we're immediately greeted by warm lights, bowls, and what seemed like a never ending stack of plates. If multiple plates meant multiple means of enjoying the menu, then we're in it to win it!