The Best Highlighter I’ve Ever Had

As you all must know, I have a penchant for highlighter. Last January, Anastasia Beverly Hills (one of my most favorite makeup brands) released a new highlighter in collaboration with Instagram beauty sensation Amra Olević, or Amrezy. The moment I saw its golden waves, I knew I had to have it. In this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter.

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A Review of the Human Heart Nature Hydrating Creamy Wash

I remember a time when I would lather my face silly with soap-based cleansers, and then slap on some water-based oil-free moisturizer. Now that I know better, I make sure my skin gets as much hydration as possible. I moisturizer with oils like Sunflower Oil and Argan Oil, and I’ve swapped harsh cleansers for the Human Heart Nature Hydrating Creamy Wash. In this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on it.

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This Lip Balm Saved My Lips

I don’t know what it is, but my skin has been feeling so dry lately. This feeling has extended to my lips, and I was surprised to find them feeling really flaky. That honestly never happens. I slathered my lips with the lip balms I already have, but to no avail. That’s when I decided to repurchase an old favorite of mine.

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iSkin Aesthetic Lifestyle: First Impressions

My sister received two complimentary treatments with iSkin Aesthetic Lifestyle clinic, and she invited to me try them out with her. The treatments were a Diamond Peel and an Ultrasonic Face Contour (valued at Php3000). My skin was feeling pretty rough and congested, so a Diamond Peel sounded really good to me.

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A Review of Benefit’s The POREfessional Pearl Primer

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 I couldn’t help feel excited when I learned that Benefit would be coming out with a PEARL primer. “Illuminating,” “radiant,” and “brightness” are buzzwords I’ve been falling for recently, and I was intrigued by the idea that something formulated to mattify could also brighten. As my mom restocked her Benefit mascara, I convinced her to get me the deluxe-sized Pearl Primer.

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A Review of the Yves Rocher Rinsing Vinegar

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 the effects it has on my hair and scalp.

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A Review of the Benefit Foolproof Eyebrow Powder

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 out really brown, and they tend to look muddy and fake against my already dark eyebrow hairs. I tend to go for more grey brow powders, and those aren’t that easy to find. One day, I found myself in Benefit, and couldn’t help but purchase their Foolproof Eyebrow Powder. I hadn’t really heard anything about it, but the one in the shade 5 caught my eye because it came with grey and neutral dark brown colors. I knew I had to try it, and now I’m ready to share my thoughts on it.

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Beauty Essentials Class DONE!

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.

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I Tried Sulfate-Free Shampoo

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 browsing at Yves Rocher, I came across Sulfate-free shampoo and decided to give it a try, and to see if there really is a difference between shampoos with Sulfates and without it.

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The Ultimate Skincare Post

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 face pretty much started to plateau. My skin looked okay, but not great, so I decided to mix it up with product changes and additions to my routine. Before we get started, you might notice that a lot of the products are by Rraw PH. This is in no way a sponsored post; I just hauled a bunch of stuff from them last month to incorporate into my routine. You know how much I love local and wholesome products!

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