Althea’s Welcome Gift to their Angels👼

Last June 29th, I shared with you the biggest blogging milestone I’ve reached so far. I have been named as one of the Althea Angels, Althea’s Beauty Ambassador Community. (Yay! Thanks so much for the support!)

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As one of the Althea Angels, I will get first dibs on Althea exclusives and promos before the public announcement. Also, Althea sent us a super special Welcome Gift that was packaged in their classic pink box. Only, instead of Althea, it says “Angels” on the top right portion of the cover and a cute typography across it that says “Althea Angels”. Continue reading “Althea’s Welcome Gift to their Angels👼”

L’oreal x Project Vanity | Lash Paradise Review Party

Last Saturday, July 14th, I was given the opportunity to join other makeup lovers to a review party hosted by L’Oreal Philippines and Ms. Liz Lanuzo of Project Vanity. The product that we were going to review was one of the latest and the hottest among the new L’Oreal products. It is raved by beauty enthusiasts and makeup vloggers both local and international — the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara!

with the founder of Project Vanity herself, Ms. Liz Lanuzo

I first saw it from Tati and she had Jeffree Star try it. He gave it a JEFFREE STAR APPROVED rating. It was then launched in the Philippines and hit L’Oreal counters and online shops like Lazada. The product retails for P499, which is definitely not cheap, but absolutely a lot less expensive than highend mascaras.

I was really planning on getting one from Lazada when it went on sale, but I hesitated because I still have a bunch of mascaras in my kit. I still have the deluxe samples of Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara (which I love using, by the way), Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara (which I don’t use outdoors since it smudges after a few hours), and full size of my edgy blue and purple H&M mascaras from Mara. Mascaras have shorter shelf life (3-6 months) so it would be a waste to buy a new one when I still haven’t finished the others. Continue reading “L’oreal x Project Vanity | Lash Paradise Review Party”

My Best Friend and I Tested Out Pinoy Whitening Soaps | The Opulence Skin

Remember when I received a box of goodies from Opulence Skin Philippines? You can read my post here.

They generously gave me three variants of their whitening soap – the Ultra White Protect Glycolic Peel Whitening Soap, the Ultra White Protect Skin Clarifying Soap, and the Ultra White Protect Charcoal Detox Whitening Soap. I had my childhood best friend, May, whom I call Gerpren, try the Ultra White Protect Skin Clarifying Soap.

May and I were never lady-like or kikay. We were both too lazy to keep up with skin care routines, that’s why we consider ourselves “late bloomers” in the skin care category. We never trusted any whitening products since none of the ones we tried really showed any difference, that’s why we stuck to what we were already used to – regular bath soaps. (Hello, Safeguard!) Continue reading “My Best Friend and I Tested Out Pinoy Whitening Soaps | The Opulence Skin”

Steam Eye Mask for Tired Eyes?

Do your eyes feel sore? Tired? Itchy? Do they seem sensitive to light and often get a headache or sore neck, shoulders, or back? According to, these are some signs of eyestrain.

I often experience headache due to tired eyes, so I always have to carry with me my small pot of Tiger Balm.

According to, “eye strain occurs when your eyes get tired from intense use, such as driving a car for extended periods, reading, or working at the computer.” My work requires me to use the computer the whole day, and well, v/blogging does, too. In fact, long and tiring trips to the city also give me a terrible headache, and my family is fully aware of that. That’s why they’d sometimes tease me and say, “kaya ayokong isinasama sa biyahe ‘yan, eh.”

One of the most common things I experience is when my eyes feel droopy and sleepy and if I don’t sleep or give it a rest, throbbing headache happens. So when I found this product at Miniso (and saw that it wasn’t too pricey), I felt like I needed to buy it. I swear it’s not just because it’s a We Bare Bears variant. 😅😜

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