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My Simple and Foolproof Two-Step Skin Care Routine

July 24, 2017
My kind of desk mess <3
Real talk: midyear madness is REAL. In my over 10 years of corp life, July marks the start of a new fiscal year. New business/global goals, performance reviews for the entire operations (I'm a manager of managers), engagement plans, business travels....I can go on forever what consumes me through and through mid-calendar year! =$

Occasionally (aka. when I feel a hot meltdown bound to happen or has already happened), I steep 2 tea bags mid-shift to calm my senses and wash my face to freshen up. I never really made a big deal out of this routine until someone asked me after I washed my face what I use.

Get Flawless In A Flash With Belo Intensive Whitening BB Body Cream

June 27, 2017
To say that this product’s too timely for words is a supreme understatement. This month kicks off my back-to-back wedding and cocktail commitments and TBH, nothing stresses me out more than having my made-up face stand out against my unevenly coloured arms and legs. You see, after all the smoothening, chok chok beauty routines I have, my facial skin tone is significantly brighter (yes, it's a good problem) than the rest of my body. As it would be wildly expensive (and painstakingly messy) to apply foundation all over my body, I gave the the Belo Intensive Whitening BB Body Cream Spray a quick spritz as soon as I got it in the mail. I got this from Sample Room for free and you can get one too for only 100 SR points (that’s Php 399.75 worth of savings!).

Achieve gorgeously flawless, naturally glowing arms and legs in an instant! Belo Intensive Whitening BB Body Cream visibly covers blemishes and imperfections as it works to intensively whiten skin.
  • With Tone Correcting Formula that evens out skin tone and leaves a flawless natural finish
  • Has the powerful combination of Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid to whiten skin deeply and reduce the appearance of stubborn dark spots
  • With SPF 50 and PA++++ to protect skin against age-accelerating UV rays
  • Paraben-free. Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist-tested.
The sun finally came out last weekend in the city and what better way to take advantage of it than by shooting a quick how-to video outdoors. ;-)

Althea Box #18: Trouble Breaker Box

June 12, 2017
Confession: I don't enjoy reviewing or writing about anything breakout related. I guess it stems from the fact that almost 34, I can't get my head around the thought that I'm still nursing pimples every so often. Still, if I want to keep myself from going to my dermatologist for another acne surgery (!!!), I have to give my skin that extra cleansing and healing without compromising moisture and texture.

That said, you can tell that when Althea Korea announced a box curated to keep pimples at bay, I fumbled to throw it into my cart. It cost me Php 1440 and looking at the roster of products, I thought I got a bargain!

Make Up 101 and More at Make Up For Ever

May 31, 2017

Did you know that you can get your make up done at Make Up For Ever for FREE with a qualified product purchase? If you're more of a DIY kind of gal, they also have quick makeup lessons and can even host your intimate make up themed parties! That means you and your besties can toy on these beauty candies:

Cathy Doll's All Dolled Up Birthday Party

May 30, 2017

Can you believe it's only been a year since Cathy Doll said hello to the Philippine retail scene? Beauty bloggers fans (including myself!) flocked their birthday party in touches of boho chic. I love how this brand brings me and my best girls out, pulling us away from our extra busy schedules! <3

At the same party, they also launched their All Dolled Up Collection with 4 superstars to boot:

The Sculpting Highlight & Shading Cushion SPF 50 PA+++ comes in two oh so flattering shades -- Fair Skin and Honey Skin. I immediately tried it and found Fair Skin suitable for those with extra fair complexions. I'm a #23 in most Korean BB creams and cushions and the Honey Skin shade's down right perfect. Here are the two shades side by side:

Fair Skin & Honey Skin