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UNBOXING: Huge Esfolio K-Beauty Haul!

October 19, 2017

It's been a while since I unboxed with all of you! I've been getting a lot of packages (both press samples and hauls) and typically, my EQ won't let me go as far as taking my camera out to document process. LOL Today's pretty different though as this extra heavy Esfolio K-beauty themed box deserves so much love and snaps! <3

SWATCHFEST: Maybelline Inti-Matte Nudes

October 9, 2017

Oh for the love of nudes! Maybelline's done it again making my heart skip a beat with two faves in one box: MLBB (my lips but better) lipstick shades and my 2 of my favourite ranges: Creamy Mattes and Powder Mattes.

Infused with warm and golden undertones, the Inti-Matte Nudes will surely feel like your second skin. Its matte pigments and moisturizing formula gives lips effortless matte sophistication. With shades specifically created for Filipina skin tones, every Filipina can now achieve the most flattering nude shade that brightens their natural lip color. 
While you can't purchase the box above as is, you can snag all 10 shades from and your favourite Maybelline counters for only Php 299 each. For starters, you can check out three of their most popular Powder Matte nudes: Make Me Blush, Nude Illusion, and Touch of Nude.

Then progress with 7 new shades:

from left to right
Chili Nude, Just a Teaser, Toasted Brown, Raw Cocoa, Walnut, Almond Pink, Pretty Please

Gorgeous, comfortable, decently lasting, inexpensive, and flattering. What more can one ask for? Here are all ten shades together:

from left to right
Make Me Blush, Nude Illusion, Touch of Nude, Chili Nude, Just a Teaser, Toasted Brown, Raw Cocoa, Walnut, Almond Pink, Pretty Please

What's a colour story without swatches right? <3 These images were swatched on my skin thrice each and photographed without any alterations and under the morning shade.

 top box:
Make Me Blush, Nude Illusion, Touch of Nude, Chili Nude, Just a Teaser
lower box:
Toasted Brown, Raw Cocoa, Walnut, Almond Pink, Pretty Please

My favourites were easily the last two shades, Almond Pink and Pretty PleaseAlmond Pink is my exact MLBB match while Pretty Please is a bright wine that's been helping me put on that 5 second primped face in a swipe.

Tres chic! Have you found your #MLBB with Maybelline Inti-Matte Nudes yet? Share them below!

Side story: I took these snaps past 6am by our gate. Shamelessly greeted our passing neighbours with my bright lipsticks selfies on a Monday morning. xX

REBEL UNNIE // Cop The Look At Creations Southwoods Mall

October 7, 2017

Ohaithere! Remember this bob I gave so much love late last year? Yes, the one  Nikko from Lourd's High Chair Bottega de Barberia gave me? If you're from BiƱan (Laguna), I've got good news! Nikko's just moved to the latest Creations Lourd Ramos Salon that's poshly tucked at the 3rd level of Southwoods Mall. They invited me last weekend to check it out and it's as chica as the other branches.

My #ChokChok Skin Care Essentials

September 23, 2017
image via M C on Pinterest

You may have noticed by now that I'm so obsessed about caring for my hair and my skin. Apart from a very stressful swing shift job, I'm not exactly blessed with the best genetic cocktail reason why I have to pay extra close attention on how I do my skin care dance number routine. As your resident beauty blogger who's tried a lot of possible treatment and product combinations, over the years, I'm very happy to report that I may have found my current holy grail of products according to my current concerns:
  • oily T-zone, extremely dry cheeks (ugh!)
  • occasional, very red pimples
  • fine lines around the eye area and temples (the curse of going on your mid-30s)
  • light post-acne pigmentation on the cheeks
  • sensitivity on some makeup causing itching and mosquito bite-like patches (IKR!)
Without further adieu, let me share with you my "chok chok" (aka. glass skin) essentials.

Highlight, Sculpt, and Blush with the Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color

September 16, 2017

Make Up For Ever recently hosted an intimate afternoon soiree dedicated to one of my current obsessions: cheek colour! The new Artist Face Colour is launching locally today and every single pan's to die for! I mean seriously -- can I have all of these?!?