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2018 in Review

Hello! It’s been a really long while. I haven’t been active in blogging this year. I wrote a total of two blog posts this year, and one of which was my 2017 recap! It’s not that I was busy. I just really lost interest in blogging, and sharing my thoughts and opinions, and doing it for the ‘gram. I think there’s not a lot I can say that hasn’t been said yet by other people, so I’ve tried to just keep my thoughts to myself this year...

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REVIEW: Althea Petal Velvet Powder

Earlier this month, Althea Korea released their very first product called Althea Petal Velvet Powder. When I was contacted by our friends from Althea to give it a try, I didn’t have any hesitations to go for it! Great powders that control my oilies are difficult to come by, and I wanted to see if the Althea Velvet Powder can meet my expectations.

Interestingly, I only found out that Althea was a flower when I was learning more about this product...

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ANNOUNCEMENT: And the Winner of my Youtube Giveaway is…

Hello, everyone!

I apologize for the long wait. :( My schedule was intense this past week and I had my hands full at work and school. I’m not going to make you wait any longer! :)

Congratulations to:

Pie Perez / Maria Preciosa Perez!

I’ll be sending you an email with instructions on how to claim your prize. If you don’t hear from me within a week, please send me a message via my FB page or Instagram: @dollhana.

I’ll be announcing a new giveaway for June on June 4, so watch out for it!-HANA

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Shu Uemura Bids the Philippines Goodbye with an Everything Must Go SALE!

It’s no secret that Shu Uemura will be closing down their counters and boutiques here in the Philippines by April, but it doesn’t make it any less saddening! The cosmetic brand announced that they will be shutting down operations early January of this year, but promised to keep its branch in Rockwell Powerplant in Makati open until the end of April.

This came as a shock to many fans of the popular makeup brand, as they were doing really well in the past years...

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Pink Hair, Finally!

AHHHH! I can’t believe that after five long years of wanting pink hair, I FINALLY HAVE IT! And it’s every bit gorg as I imagined it to be! I am super happy to have finally fulfilled this dream, and I do want to share this story with you guys, especially for those who want to dye their tresses pink <3

I got my hair done at Azta Urban Salon, a salon here in Metro Manila that does fabulous funky shades...

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Food for Thought

I’m just going to put this out here. Ang hirap maging IG-worthy.

I really don’t know how fashion bloggers do it. It’s like they wake up with the perfect hair and flawless FOTDs, have tons of cool clothes (oh wait, they do), and just make it seem so effortless. I try, but it takes so much effort — snapping tens of hundreds of pictures before finding one that will make it to the grid...

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REVIEW: The Burger Joint (SM Hypermarket, Pasig City)

I work just across SM Hypermarket in Pasig (also known as SM Supercenter Pasig to some), so I already have my go-to places for my ever-changing cravings. When it comes to burgers that’s a little more premium and for when I’m in the mood to celebrate, The Burger Joint is my choice of pig-out venue in the area. It’s not just me — the rest of my food-lovin’ team loves their burgers, too!

Since many of the items on their menu are made from scratch (such as their homemade brioche bun, the TBJ specia...

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Starbucks Beverages of 2016

I try every new Starbucks beverages at least once, and I have to say that my favorite so far this year is the Summer Berry Panna Cotta, which they took out from their menu TOO SOON! :(  It was introduced with the Roasted Marshmallow S’mores beverage, which we didn’t like as much because of its overwhelmingly sweet flavor. The great thing about Starbucks is that if you don’t like your drink, they will happily fix it or replace it with something else.

Starbucks Summer Berry Panna Cotta and Roast...

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Review: Delightful Breakfasts at B&P All-Day Breakfast Restaurant, Cyberscape Alpha

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When I say that adulting is hard and life can get stressful at times, I’m sure I don’t only speak for myself. I don’t know how other people manage, but for me, I take regular breaks by rewarding myself with something nice after a long day or a tiring week at work...

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Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2: Vindication

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Manny Pacquiao-signed pair of boxing gloves

I wasn’t exempted from the number of people who anticipated the Pacquiao-Bradley bout with intense excitement. Maybe I don’t know the technical shiznit of boxing, but I cannot stress this enough: I’m a huge fan of Pacquiao. I love his tenacity and his strength. I love his humility and faith. But most of all, I love the feeling that he makes possible: a feeling of unity among an incredible number of people every time he steps into the boxing ring...

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