I remember when Benefit released their The POREfessional Primer; I was fairly new to makeup, and I wasn’t really sure what a primer was. Regardless, I received a sample of it when I purchased my first Benefit blushes, and I wasn’t too impressed. I found a lot of different alternatives that I liked better, but … More A Review of Benefit’s The POREfessional Pearl Primer
Like many Filipinas, I too occasionally suffer from an oily and congested scalp. I’ve never tried clarifying shampoos; I’m afraid they’ll strip my hair too much, but it’s all good because I have my handy-dandy Rinsing Vinegar from Yves Rocher. In this post, I’ll explain what a Rinsing Vinegar is, how I use it, and … More A Review of the Yves Rocher Rinsing Vinegar
Brow powder is pretty much my eyebrow product of choice. I prefer it over pencils and pomades. Even when I do other people’s makeup, I draw them and fill them in using powders. With that said, I’m super picky about the brow powder I use. A lot of the brow products in the market come … More A Review of the Benefit Foolproof Eyebrow Powder
Last week, I finished the Beauty Essentials course at MUD Studio Manila. As I mentioned in my post about going to makeup school, the Beauty Essentials class in an introductory course to beauty and corrective makeup, and it’s a prerequisite for the Level 2 courses that I’ll be taking in March. My batch had only … More Beauty Essentials Class DONE!
Parabens, Triclosan, Pthalates, and Formaldehyde. These are just some potentially damaging ingredients commonly found in skin and haircare products. Among the roster is Sulfates. More often than not, you can find Sulfates in the ingredient list of most shampoos, so why is it that some brands try to do away with the ever-present component? While … More I Tried Sulfate-Free Shampoo
This is one of my more ambitious posts as in it, I’ll be outlining my complete skincare routine, including once a week maintenance rituals and troubleshooting. Wow, I made my face sound awfully like a computer. Anyway, I realized that I needed a change from my simple skincare routine (check it out here) because my … More The Ultimate Skincare Post
Happy New Year! I must say I’m very excited for 2018 because I’ll finally be going to makeup school! I’ve been a freelance makeup artist for quite some time, and being self-taught is nothing to be ashamed of (it’s impressive even!), but I recognize that I still have so much more to learn, especially if … More I’m Going to Makeup School!
No, I’m not talking about the board game. Clue is a period and ovulation tracker for iPhone and Android, and I find it to be one of the best period tracking apps I’ve ever used. Tracking your period is very important. When you track your period, you begin to notice patterns or irregularities in your cycle. You’ll … More My Current Obsession: Clue
Despite my enormous collection of lipsticks, I always like to try new ones. Enter Slay Colors. They’re a Philippine-made indie cosmetics brand that caters to strong, fearless women. They’re fairly new to the beauty scene, but that doesn’t stop them from empowering independent Filipinas by creating bold, high-quality lipsticks for them. I have the shades … More A Review of the Slay Colors Lipsticks
Here is the last installment of my Justice League makeup series! The Justice League movie is coming out next week, and I’m super excited! The looks in this post were inspired by Superman and Batman. Batman Batman exudes mystery, but I also find him to be very polished. I decided to go dark with the … More The Justice League Series: Batman and Superman