NEW BEAUTY PRODUCT ALERT: Liese Hair Color Now in the Philippines!

As you may have noticed these past few months, I’ve laid off on the bleaching and hair coloring, and let my roots grow long and dark. In fact, the last time I bleached or colored my hair was more than six months ago. This was because my hair was suffering from constant damage from the excessive bleaching, and I didn’t want to end up with brittle and super frizzy hair, which is why I made the decision to delay my #hairgoals and let my scalp and tresses recover...

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REVIEW: Banila Co Fall in Seoul Kiss Collector Moisture Lipstick in Bukchon / Burgundy

Hi ladies! Today, I’ll be reviewing one of my all-time fave lippies from Korean brand, Banila Co. I fell in love with this shade and lipstick at first sight during the Banila Co launch last November. During the launch, I made up my mind to try only one shade of lippie, and I was just lucky to pick the one lippie that I really liked, so I wore it for the rest of the day, and decided to purchase a week after my discovery...

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New Dessert Alert: Kuya J launches The Halo-Halo Espesyal

When it comes to Filipino desserts, nothing beats halo-halo in taste and variety. It has two uniquely Pinoy desserts, the leche flan and the ube halaya, as its ingredient, and if desserts within a dessert doesn’t convince you of why the halo-halo should be considered our national Filipino dessert, then consider the fact that the halo-halo mirrors the mix of diverse cultures that made the Filipino culture what it is today...

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Review: Pili Lip and Cheek Tint in Classic

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Disclaimer: I work for Pili Beauty / Elemie Naturals.

Let me start of by saying that I’ve completely fallen in love with this brand. You might find this hard to believe, given the disclaimer I’ve added at the start of this blog post, but it’s true. I’ve been using their products for two months now, and I’m looking forward to collecting all the shades of their Lip and Cheek Tint. But before any talk of that, let me share with you a short introduction to the brand.

Pili takes pride in creating wo...

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Review: Colourette Cosmetics Lipstick in Sahara

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I’ve been seeing Colourette Cosmetics a lot on my newsfeed these past few months, so I didn’t pass up on the opportunity to purchase one of their lippies when I went on a mini shopping spree on Lazada. The Colourette Lipstick in Sahara was priced at Php 550 when I purchased it, and I’ve had a couple (maybe 2-3) months to test it out and see if it proves to be a keeper.

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Packaging: The lippie came in a thin, black box, properly labeled with the shade of the lipstick at the bottom of the box...

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Review: Ippudo Philippines (SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City)

This isn’t exactly a proper review, since it has been a while since my last visit, and for the life of me, I couldn’t remember anything remarkable about the food or the place. I held on to my love for Ramen Nagi, even as I was already in the restaurant, eating my bowl of ramen. Hence, you might find this review biased, but I will try to be as objective as I can.

From Ippudo Philippines’ website, we get a short introduction to the brand and its roots:

IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan’s ram...

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Review: 1609 Fitout Burger (Maybunga, Pasig City)

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I cannot say this enough: there’s a shortage of good food establishments here in the city proper of Pasig, which spans the area of Kapasigan, all the way to Maybunga, C. Raymundo, and Rosario. I’ve lived here all my life, and I have not seen any new noteworthy restaurants in the area, which forces me to head to Kapitolyo for a food trip, or give up and go find relief for my hunger in any of the several malls in the Ortigas Central Business District...

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Keeping Their Promise of Delectable Cakes at Quim’s Cake

Quim’s Cake has been in the business of crafting mouthwatering cakes since 2010, a business which started like many other businesses: with a dream — a dream to bake and to serve extraordinary homemade cakes to everyone. The cake shop was the brainchild of Chef Elaquim “Jack” Labang, whom the shop was also named after. It was Chef Jack’s passion which helped him through a long and painstaking journey of earning the education and training from the best in the international culinary scene...

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Penshoppe x Gigi Hadid + Launch of Penshoppe’s Power Stretch Jeans

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Penshoppe is on a roll! Say hello to their newest brand ambassador — none other than supermodel Gigi Hadid! Gigi joins fellow top models fashion’s golden boy Lucky Blue Smith, Sean O’ Pry, and Kendall Jenner, together with Asian superstars Mario Maurer and Sandara Park in TEAM PENSHOPPE.

When I first heard the news about the big reveal of a new brand ambassador for Penshoppe, I couldn’t wrap my head around who it could be...

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A First Look Into Aqua Mineral’s Salt Room

Aqua Mineral has been one of my favorite skincare brands since I started using their products two years ago, and I’ve been using them ever since. They have brought to the Philippines an extensive range of cosmetic and skincare products, as well as men’s care sets, and even anti-aging products that are beyond incredible. If you haven’t seen what Aqua Mineral’s Puffiness Eraser can do, then I suggest you watch the video below:

If that video did not make your jaws drop, then I don’t know what wil...

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