Sunscreen For All Seasons: Physiogel Daily Defence

Whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall… One thing remains in my skin care routine and that’s Physiogel Daily Defence sunscreen. We might not have winter in the Philippines but since I travel a lot, I get to use the two types of moisturizers in this line to protect my skin from the harmful rays of the sun or pollutants of whichever city I’m flying into. I never travel without it; if I realize that I’ve forgotten it on the way to the airport, I’d turn back to get it from the house. It’s just as important as my passport!Read more

Paradise Dynasty : Best Xiao Long Bao in Manila

It’s hard to impress someone like me when it comes to dining because I love to try all the best restaurants whenever I’m traveling to a new country. I feel like there are only a few outstanding restaurants in Manila despite the numerous number of establishments opening left and right. I did not expect to be blown away by the food when I was invited to Paradise Dynasty because I’ve never heard of it before and I wasn’t able to try it on my last trip to Singapore. But damn, they have the best Xiao Long Bao in Manila. InRead more

RIOT Makeup Brush Set | My Current Makeup Faves

I recently discovered this posh but very affordable makeup brush brand called RIOT BRUSHES on Instagram. It was started by a very young entrepreneur named Rya Petines because of all the expensive and imported makeup brush sets that most beginner beauty junkies can’t afford. So lo and behold, she created this Riot Girl Complete Set for only P2,500. (Tip: She has special discounts for students!) It includes the following (15) brushes: Powder Brush Angled Flat Top Kabuki Paddle Foundation Brush Angled Brush Flat Contour Fan Concealer Buffer Angled Liner Smudge Brush Bullet (crease) Brush Blending Brush Pencil Brush Shader AngledRead more

Angbao-worthy Holiday Finds at Sephora Philippines

Chinese New Year is fast approaching so I’m anticipating a handful of “Angbao” from my relatives. It’s in our grandparents’ tradition to hand out red envelopes with money inside to all those who are single in the family. (yay to being single!) So I thought of writing about angbao-worthy holiday finds at Sephora Philippines so you may know where to spend your hard-earned money from those magical red envelopes. Sephora Collection Color Wonderland Palette (P3,136.00) This baby has 78 eyeshadows, 1 base, 1 highlighter, 2 eyeliners (black and silver) and one dual-ended brush so this is one palette that you canRead more

MOSCHINO Fresh Couture Perfume

It’s very hard to impress me when it comes to packaging and design because most of the latest beauty products with special collaborations are sent to my doorstep even before they’re launched. But this MOSCHINO Fresh Couture Perfume (P4,400.00/ 100mL) is really something else. My mom and I laughed so hard when we unboxed it because of its glass cleaner-inspired bottle. I’m not very keen with fashion designers but Jeremy Scott, the creative director of Moschino, is actually one of the few designers I love. So I’m not surprised that he’s the genius behind this crazy glass bottle. This perfume livesRead more

BECCA Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette Review

I couldn’t get enough of highlighters ever since I got my hands on the BECCA Champagne Pop Skin Perfector / Highlighter (P3,082.00) from Sephora PH last year. Highlighters weren’t part of my makeup routine but I find myself swiping it on daily to add that lovely glow to my face before going out of the house. When my friends tell me I’m “blooming” I say, no, I’m glowing thanks to Becca! Haha! Anyway, last Christmas I got this BECCA Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette and I’ve been using it daily ever since the parcel landed on my doorstep. I’ve beenRead more