I’m Going to Makeup School!

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 I want to build a career out of my passion.

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My Current Obsession: Clue

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 be able to get a good idea of when you’ll be ovulating, PMSing, and getting your period. It’s also important to have a record of it when you visit an OB-GYN; usually the first thing they ask you is when the first day of your last period was. Clue provides a smart and easy interface for you to track your cycle.

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A Review of the Slay Colors Lipsticks

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 Razia and Nightingale, and in this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on them.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Sephora.ph, and now I’ll share my thoughts on it in this post.

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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. 

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