Ganda for All: A Review of the Vice Cosmetics Good Vibes Lipsticks

With celebrities like the Kardashians/Jenners and Rihanna launching their own makeup lines, it was only a matter of time before Filipino stars started their own beauty lines as well. Filipina actress Anne Curtis-Smith launched BLK Cosmetics last September (and I really want to try her products!), and recently, comedian and actor Vice Ganda launched his lipsticks and lip kits under Vice Cosmetics. I was able to get my hands on some of the Good Vibes Lipsticks (an impressive feat considering that they’re mostly sold out), and in this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the two shades I got: Ganderz and Pak Ganern.

Vice Cosmetics Good Vibes Lipsticks in Ganderz and Pak Ganern

The Good Vibes Lipsticks are creamy and highly pigmented lipsticks that go on matte without drying your lips. They’re supposed to be moisturizing, lightweight, and smooth. They’re also paraben- and cruelty-free. They come in a metallic pink tube, and I must say, they have the most stand-out packaging in my lipstick collection.

L-R: Pak Ganern and Ganderz

Pak Ganern is a mauve-brown shade, while Ganderz is a warm nude. I like these colors; they’re really flattering on me, and I think that these are the kinds of colors that everyone must have in their makeup kit. They’ll pretty much go with any look you decide to wear. These lipsticks, and the rest of the products in the collection, are playfully named after Pinoy slang words and Bekispeak. It’s a cute touch that adds character to the makeup line.

L-R: Ganderz and Pak Ganern

As for the formula, I would’ve liked them to be a tad creamier. They tug at the lips a little bit when you swipe them on, and I didn’t get to swatch them as smoothly as I would’ve liked on my arm. It takes a few swipes to get a rich color payoff, but the result looks great. It doesn’t look flat on the lips as some matte lipsticks tend to look, and I didn’t find the formula to be drying at all. It isn’t transfer- or smudge-proof, but it doesn’t claim to be. We should probably stop holding the standards we hold for liquid lipsticks against regular lipsticks; they’re not the same product!

Anyway, the Vice Cosmetics Good Vibes Lipsticks are pretty good products, and they’re decently priced at Php195 a pop. While their tagline is Ganda for All (Beauty for All), I’d highly recommend these lipsticks to anyone who’s just starting to get into makeup. The beauty line is really easy to navigate, the shades are mostly safe and neutral, and the products are really affordable! All in all, the Good Vibes Lipsticks are a great collection in the Vice Cosmetics Line.

Have you tried these lipsticks? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


On Forming Healthy Habits

This post is a little different from what I’m used to writing about. I’ve deemed this website a “lifestyle blog” when I made it, so I think it’s about time I write about, well, my lifestyle. In an effort to maximize my self-care, I’ve taken to forming habits that help me achieve peace, calm, and fulfillment. This post outlines my healthy habits (some I stick to better than others), and hopefully this inspires you to create habits that are borne from self-love.

Healthy Eating

Now this is something I have a bit of a hard time with because I have a ridiculously powerful sweet tooth. I love candy! I know it isn’t good to have sweets all the time, so I’ve taken to substituting different snacks and drinks for healthy alternatives. Dates and raisins are nature’s candies, so I go for those to satiate my sweet tooth. I’m also deeply in love with the Soy White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks, but I try to get my caffeine fix from black or green tea.


I’m a pescatarian (meaning I only eat seafood and vegetables), and my meals are pretty balanced and healthy. I try not to have any additional carbs with my meals as much as possible (it’s just that some meals absolutely must be eaten with rice!). It’s also important to not let yourself go hungry; have smalls snacks every couple of hours. The goal isn’t to lose weight, but to get a nutritious and balanced diet.


I’m lucky that I get to practice yoga up to six times a week, and that I actually love doing it. Four years ago, you’d be hard-pressed to make me exercise. I found going to the gym too boring, and I despise cardio. I’m happy to have found something I like doing that keeps my body and mind active. What I love about yoga is that it has completely changed my mindset when it comes to my body’s limitations. Instead of feeling bad about not being able to get into a pose, I feel grateful for the strength and proper alignment that a regular practice has helped me achieve.


Yoga may not be your thing, but there are a lot of different options for you to be able to exercise at least 3 or 4 times a week. Maybe going to the gym is your thing, or if you like sports and games, you could try looking for a club that holds them every week. If you don’t have time, you could look up work-out videos on YouTube and follow those (there are tons!). There are lots of ways you can work out, and I find that exercising isn’t just good for your body, it’s also good for you mind and well-being.


I actually love cleaning and organizing my room and my things. Knowing that everything is organized gives me peace of mind. Don’t be afraid to give away or throw away things that you don’t need and don’t use. I have a hard time cleaning my closet because I don’t like picking and choosing which clothes to keep and which clothes to give away, but every time I do it, I feel lighter because a.) I have more closet space,  b.) I don’t have to worry and feel guilty about the clothes I don’t wear anymore, and c.) I feel happy knowing my clothes are going to people who will actually wear them.

I love it when my things are organized, so I usually use organizing trays and file folders to keep everything in order. I try to make sure that the space I have is utilized and maximized properly.

Healthy Relationships

Communication and support are key when it comes to forming healthy and lasting relationships, but when those don’t work, it’s okay to cut off toxic people from your life. Cutting toxic people off can be very difficult; the nature of a toxic relationship is negative and addicting, but it’s important to remind yourself that you can become a better person without toxic people in your life. Instead, surround yourself with people who build you up, who are kind to you, and who genuinely love you. You know that it’s a healthy and loving relationship when you like who you are when you’re with them. With that said, you should also be a source of strength and comfort for others. It never hurts to be kind.


This is actually something I’ve gotten better at. When I was a student, my sleep schedule was pretty erratic (and I have no one to blame but myself for cramming papers last minute). Now, I get to sleep for 7-8 hours a night, and I end up falling asleep really early. I think that from everything I’ve listed down, this one is probably the hardest one to achieve. If your body clock is warped, don’t be afraid to take melatonin tablets to fix it. It’s okay to take them every once in a while just to establish a proper sleeping pattern, and if I’m being honest, sometimes I take them more than I should, but I haven’t become dependent on them, and I can sleep early without taking them.

Passion Project

There are lots of things in our lives that keep us busy, from school to work to friends, and everything else. While having a passion project just adds to the list, I think it’s really important to have one because it’s where you can explore your creativity and express your interests. My passion projects include this blog, and building up my makeup Instagram (@chabocampo). I’m really happy with them because I love thinking up blog post ideas and different makeup looks to share with all of you. Sometimes, I feel lazy and unmotivated to write articles or try out different makeup looks, but whenever I do make posts on this blog and on my Instagram, I end up feeling really happy and fulfilled.

These are just some of the habits I’ve formed that keep me healthy and happy. If I’m being honest, I’ve made this post to serve as a reminder for me to stick to these healthy habits. Hopefully, you’ve been inspired by this post to create your own healthy habits!

Do you have routines that help you achieve peace and fulfillment? Let me know in the comments!

I Scream for Eye Cream: A Review of Rraw PH’s Tea Butter

Eye cream has been an essential part of my skincare routine for many years. I used to look for products that would fade my dark circles, but once I realized that they were due to genetics and not from lack of sleep, I began to look for simple creams that would at least moisturize my under eye area. I saw the Tea Butter on Rraw PH and I couldn’t resist getting my hands on it. I’ve used it for months, and in this post, I’ll be talking about my  experience with it.


Rraw PH’s Tea Butter is an oil/butter-based cream for your under eyes. It was steeped in fresh green tea to help relieve dark circles, and it’s formulated with Shea Butter to soften and lift eye bags. It comes in a tin with 50g of product in it, and it is to be used nightly (although I also use this during the day). It’s also completely organic and cruelty-free, with its ingredients including Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Green Tea, and Raw Honey.


My first impression of this product is that it would be really uncomfortable to wear because it’s so thick. It has almost the same consistency as Petroleum Jelly, and I was really afraid that it would clog the skin around my eyes. It turns out I was wrong, and I actually enjoy using this product! You only need to barely tap your finger onto the product, and you’ll get enough butter for both under eye areas. It melts into the skin and leaves the under eyes feeling soft and supple. I also noticed the slightest brightening of my dark circles, and I find that really impressive since I’ve never had an eye cream do that before. It sits well under makeup, and it doesn’t move any product on top of it around.

It’s a really affordable eye cream at Php249 for 50 grams of product (for reference, the Kiehl’s Creamy Under Eye Treatment with Avocado is only 14g). That’s a lot of eye cream considering you only need the tiniest bit for each eye. Since it’s pretty thick and moisturizing, I sometimes use it on my elbows and knees to make them soft and moisturized.

Overall, Rraw PH’s Tea Butter is really impressive, and I’ll most likely repurchase it when I run out (but I really don’t see myself running out of this product soon). If you know me, you know that I love supporting local brands, and Rraw PH really hits the nail on the head with a lot of their products.

Have you tried this eye cream? What eye cream do you use? Let me know in the comments!

The Zulu Eye Shadow Palette by Juvia’s Place

I have way too many eye shadow palettes as it is, but that didn’t stop me from acquiring The Zulu Eye Shadow Palette by Juvia’s Place. I was debating on whether to get this or the mini Masquerade Palette (also by Juvia’s Place), and I ultimately decided on The Zulu because, while the Masquerade Palette has a lot of bright, bold, colors, it also has some neutral shades. I only really needed brighter colors, so the choice was easy to make. In this post, I’ll be talking about The Zulu Palette and my experience with it.


The Zulu Palette by Juvia’s Place is a limited edition eye shadow palette that boasts 9 highly pigmented colors. It consists of 6 beautiful matte shades and 3 bright, metallic shimmer shades.  Juvia’s Place is a brand that was launched by Chichi Eburu, a Nigerian-born woman who wanted to showcase the beauty and diversity of black culture through her makeup line.


It’s a brand known for its eye shadows, and you can tell they were made with black women and culture in mind as they pop beautifully against deep skin tones. The eye shadows come in a magnetic cardboard case, and it features the image of the Egyptian Queen, Nefertiti.


I love the color selection of this palette. It’s beautiful, and you can tell it was created mindfully. You can create looks by mixing and matching the different shades from just this palette. The formulation of the colors is very compact, especially the matte shades. Because of this, the formula isn’t as buttery as I wish it was. The shades are pigmented, but it takes a bit of layering to get the color to show up on your eyes the way it does on the pan, especially for the matte yellow and matte teal shades. I would suggest using an eye primer when wearing these shadows so that they have something to cling to. On the other hand, the shimmer shades are very pigmented and go on smoothly on the eyelids. I’m really into the metallic teal shade; I wore it alone and it made my eyes really pop. Despite the boldness of the colors, I haven’t experienced any fallout with these eye shadows, and they’re pretty longwearing on the eyes.

All in all, I really love The Zulu Palette by Juvia’s Place. It’s a well-thought-out palette, and I’m really excited to create different looks with it! I’ve actually started a new makeup series using some of the colors from this palette, so stay tuned for that! This palette, along with other Juvia’s Place palettes, are available at Your Makeup Store PH. I got mine for Php1339 (+Php50 shipping fee). I was actually really impressed by how fast the order was processed and delivered (I ordered it at 8am and it was delivered to my house at 9pm on the same day).

I’ll definitely be looking into the other palettes and products of Juvia’s Place. It’s nice to know that there are quality brands whose products are inspired by their advocacy.

Battle of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits: Ultimate Glow Vs. Aurora

You all must know by now that I have an obsession with highlighter. I love layering them on, and I’m always in awe by how a touch of shimmer can add an extra dimension to the face. For this post, I’ll be talking about and comparing the two glow kits I always reach for when I do my makeup: the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit and Aurora Glow Kit.


The Ultimate Glow Kit and the Aurora Glow Kit are both collections of six different highlighters that add shimmer, luster, and luminosity to the face. They’re available at Sephora for $45 and $40 respectively, and they can be applied both wet and dry. They’re both vegan and cruelty free as well.



The glow kits come in a cardboard palette that close through the use of magnets. The Ultimate Glow Kit is a bit bigger than the Aurora palette, and it has a huge mirror, while the Aurora palette does not. The highlighters from Ultimate Glow are round and are 0.16oz each, while the Aurora Glow Kit highlighters are square and 0.15oz each. I like how the Aurora Glow Kit is much more compact than Ultimate Glow Kit as this makes it easier to travel with, although I wish it had a mirror.

The Shades

The Ultimate Glow Kit contains a lot of gold, warm-neutral shades, while the Aurora Glow Kit features more iridescent, cool-toned shades.

Ultimate Glow Kit Swatches L-R: Snow, White Sand, Golden Dawn, Sunray, Amber Gold, Hot Sand

The shades of the Ultimate Glow Kit include:

  • Snow, a true icy white with platinum effect
  • White Sand, a warm beige with gold reflect
  • Golden Dawn, a warm amber with gold reflect
  • Sunray, a warm copper with peach gold lustre
  • Amber Gold, a warm rose with gold lustre
  • Hot Sand, a warm bronze with amber lustre
Aurora Glow Kit Swatches L-R: Eclipse, Luna, Spectra, Helia, Orion, Lyra

The shades of the Aurora Glow Kit include:

  • Eclipse, a pink champagne pearl with a peach reflect
  • Luna, a mother of pearl with an icy orchid reflect
  • Spectra, a sparkling lilac pearl with an iridescent blue-green reflect
  • Helia, a yellow gold pearl with a turquoise reflect
  • Orion, a blue pearl with a purple amethyst reflect
  • Lyra, a rose gold pearl with a champagne orchid reflect

The Finish

While the Ultimate Glow highlighters look a bit more natural on the skin, they’re quite glittery and I experience a bit of fallout with them. They’re really easy to wear, and I love how the gold shades really complement my skin. The Aurora Glow Kit highlighters are on the shimmery side, and I like that they appear to change colors under different lighting angles. While the shades look harder to wear as compared to the Ultimate Glow Kit, they’re actually more subtle than they appear when applied on the face; you just need a light hand. There’s a bit of fallout, but not as much as the fallout from the Ultimate Glow highlighters. I apply the highlighters from both palettes using a fan brush.

The Verdict

It’s hard to pick a favorite between these glow kits. I love the shades found in both these glow kits, although I find myself reaching for the Aurora Glow Kit more than the Ultimate Glow Kit. I think this is because it’s newer to my collection, so I’ve been having fun experimenting with it. I wish the formula of the Ultimate Glow Kit was more compact and less glittery like the Aurora Glow Kit, but all in all, they’re both great and it’s impossible for me to choose one.

The Modern Renaissance Series: Flower Power

Lately, I’ve been playing with my makeup more and more, turning out really fun looks. I decided to experiment with the more orange colors from the Modern Renaissance Palette. The colors are really bold and pigmented; they looked beautiful on the eyes, and I decided to step the look up by gluing some flower petals to my face. In this post, I’ll be sharing the steps I took to achieve this fun, floral look.

I prepped my skin with the Too Faced Hangover Primer, then evened out my skin tone with the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation (I wrote a review about it here!). I concealed my dark circles with my beloved Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, and set my whole face with the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder. I bronzed and contoured my face with the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, and gave myself a flush of color with the Nars Blush in Gina. I highlighted my nose, cheekbones, and Cupid’s bow with the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle.

For my eyes, I took the shade Golden Ochre from the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette and applied it all over my lids as a base. After that, I applied a mix of Raw Sienna and Burnt Orange on my creases as a transition shade. I took the shade Realgar, a matte brick orange, and applied it over my lids and on my lower lashline. I blended it in really well, and then I took the shade Red Ochre, a deep sienna, and applied it to the outer corners of my eyes. I took my Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in the shade Copper and applied it on my inner corners to brighten up my eyes. I finished up my eyes with a generous coating of the Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara on my upper and lower lashes, then I groomed my brows with the Glossier Boy Brow. For my lips, I used my MAC Lipstick in the color Chili. You can leave it at that, or if you’re like me, you can take some eyelash glue and apply Gumamela and Santan petals onto the sides of your face.

And there you have it! I really love how this look turned out, and I’m excited to create more colorful and creative looks like this.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Rihanna has changed the game with the recent launch of her new makeup line, Fenty Beauty. She’s come out with highlighters, brushes, and contour sticks, but I think the pièce de résistance of her new line is the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. Being new to the makeup game didn’t stop RiRi from launching 40 different shades for her foundation line. The inclusivity of Fenty Beauty is impressive and praiseworthy, and I’m sure many other people of color would agree with me. With this said, I had to get one of the foundations for myself, so I ordered one from, and now I’ll share my thoughts on it in this post.


The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is the ultimate photo filter in foundation form. Fenty Beauty claims that it gives the skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that easily builds from medium to full coverage. It is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and made with  with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity. It also has a longwearing, lightweight formula that’s supposed to be undetectable on skin. It comes in a frosted glass bottle with a plastic pump, and I think it looks really luxurious. It’s also cruelty-free!

I got my foundation in the shade 240. Since I bought it online and couldn’t try testers to get my match, I just got a general idea of what I thought my shade would be (somewhere between 230 to 270), then I looked up videos and photos of people using the shade I thought I was. Lo and behold, 240 is a perfect match! The photo on the left is my face with no makeup, and the one on the right is my face with the Fenty foundation on.

This foundation is matte. Like, really matte. I have to admit, I’m not really into matte finishes, and this foundation starts to look better when I go about my day as compared to when it’s freshly applied. It wears great on my normal/combination skin, and throughout the day, I only really have to blot my nose instead of my whole t-zone. I wouldn’t recommend this foundation for people who have dry, flaky skin as it’ll just accentuate those dry spots. The coverage is great; it’s quite full and it conceals my redness, pimples, and even my dark circles pretty well.

I use a blending brush to apply this foundation, and you have to be really careful about applying the right amount and blending it in quickly. It dries pretty fast, and it has the tendency to get cakey if too much is applied on the skin. I usually have to apply this foundation in sections. It’s really longwearing, and it makes my face look extra flawless whenever I use it. I always get compliments when I wear this foundation, so thanks Rihanna! Also, it kind of smells like Play-Doh, but that scent goes away after a while.


Rihanna definitely wasn’t messing around when she and her team created the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. It’s quite pricey at Php1950 on, but if you have oily, uneven skin and have a hard time matching to different foundations in the market, then the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation would definitely be worth it!

Have you tried this foundation? Let me know in the comments below!

Fishy Queen

I was playing around with my new Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit when I decided to create this mermaid-esque look. This looks has been done by beauty gurus time and time again, so I wanted to create my own take on the whole mermaid look. I don’t have a lot of greens and blues in my makeup arsenal, so I went for violet and silver scales instead.


To create the scales, you need to use some sort of mesh to cover your face like a stencil. Don’t laugh, but I used a laundry bag. It was the only thing I could find that worked! Anyway, I used violet eyeshadow and blended it over the mesh, concentrating on the parts of my face that I usually contour with bronzer. I took my ABH Aurora Glow Kit and blended the shades Spectra (an iridescent lilac highlight) and Orion (an iridescent blue highlight) over the mesh on the parts of my face where I normally apply my blush. I took the shade Luna (an icy pearl highlight) and blended it over the mesh where I usually place my highlight. I also highlighted my nose and Cupid’s bow with this shade.

For my eyes, I combined the shades Luna and Orion on my lids, inner corner, and lower lash line. I added a bit of Luna to my brow bone as a highlight, and I tied the look together with the blue They’re Real! Mascara from Benefit. After grooming my brows with the Glossier Boy Brow, I applied some of the blue mascara to them as well. Lastly, I took my Stila Liquid Metal eyeshadow and used it on my lips. It left my lips super glittery, and I think it really pulled the look together.

And there you have it! I had a lot of fun playing around with this look, and it makes me want to do more creative looks like this for future posts.

Let’s Talk About Cleansing Oil

I don’t know about you, but I always hate the hassle of removing makeup, especially eye makeup. Thankfully, cleansing oil exists! Cleansing oil is a lazy girl’s saving grace when it comes to removing makeup. Don’t be intimidated by the word oil. What makes cleansing oil so great is that it rinses off very easily. In this post, I’ll be talking about the one I’ve been using recently: the Bioré Cleansing Oil. 


The Bioré Cleansing Oil aims to remove makeup, dirt, and excess sebum without leaving the skin feeling slick and greasy. It comes with a pump, and I usually use one and a half pumps to cleanse my whole face. Also, the cleansing oil smells exactly like apple juice!

To use cleansing oils, you would need to massage it onto your dry face with dry hands. It’s safe to use around the eyes and lips, and massaging the oil helps to break down the makeup. To remove the oil, all you need to do is rinse it off your face. It’s really that simple! The oil becomes milky upon contact with water, and it’s really easy to wash off. It should leave your face feeling clean, soft, and supple. You can leave it at that, or you could go in with your usual facial cleanser for a deeper clean. The Bioré Cleansing Oil  is formulated with Mineral Oil, and while it is safe to use on the face, it’s a comedogenic ingredient, and it could potentially clog your pores. Personally, I haven’t had any problems with it, but you never know. It would be safer to cleanse with your usual facial cleanser after you use this cleansing oil to prevent clogged pores.

Overall, I really enjoy using the Bioré Cleansing Oil. The packaging is really practical, it smells incredible, and it’s also quite affordable at P320. Don’t let the hassle of removing makeup stop you from wearing it, especially when you have the option of using cleansing oils.

Detoxify with Rraw PH’s Moroccan Clay Mask

Once a week (mostly Sundays), I sit down in front of my vanity, take a good look at my skin, be horrified by my blackheads and pores, and ultimately decide that it’s time for a face mask. If you’ve read my Rraw PH Haul post, you’ll know that I picked up the Rraw PH Moroccan Clay Mask. I’ve been using it consistently, and in this post, I’m going to share my thoughts on and experience with it.


According to Rraw PH, the Moroccan Clay Mask is effective in improving skin clarity, and best used as a treatment for acne. It dries and pulls blackheads to the surface, tones the skin, and re-balances dry, flaky skin with regular use. It comes in powdered form and can be mixed with water, honey, or yogurt. It’s also organic and cruelty-free.


As I’ve said before, I’m not a huge fan of masks that I have to mix myself. I think this is because I used to use the cult-favorite Aztec Healing Clay Mask, and that one was extremely difficult to mix, especially with water. It was super messy, and I was completely turned off by it. I was anticipating the same difficulty with the Moroccan Clay Mask, but to my surprise, it mixed very easily with both water and honey, and it became a nice thick paste very quickly. It comes in a fairly small container, but you only need half a table spoon of the powder to make a mixture that will cover your whole face. I’ve had it for quite some time now, and there’s still a good amount of it left.

I like to use the mask mixed with water (usually less than half a table spoon), and I rinse it off when it’s completely dried on my face. It gets tight, and I usually feel my face pulsate under it. After rinsing, I notice that I have less blackheads, and that some of them peak at the surface, ready to be extracted. The mask is very good at detoxifying the skin and ridding it of excess sebum and blackheads, BUT it always leaves my skin extremely dry. I usually have to follow up this mask with my Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. It’s a great combo, and when I wake up the next day, my skin looks clear and feels smooth. If you have dry skin to start, I’d recommend mixing the mask with honey instead of water.

Overall, the Rraw PH Moroccan Clay Mask an incredible mask and it always blows me away every time I use it. It’s also really affordable at Php249 a tub. I love supporting local brands, so when I use this up, I’d probably repurchase it, or try out the other different masks that they have.

What’s your favorite clay mask? Let me know in the comments!