This local skin care is just as good as a K-beauty product!

And so I’ve often heard, that once we’ve experienced K-beauty, we will never turn our backs. I, myself, am guilty of being a K-beauty addict as most of the products that I smother my face with are Korean. Although there are a few local brands that I love and am loyal with, my heart beats for K-beauty.

Now what makes K-beauty special? Why are we so in love with them? Does it have anything to do with our K-pop or drama idols? Although that may be the case, I can say that the main reason we get so into them is that they are gentle, mostly made with natural ingredients, and they deliver!

As a late bloomer in all this beauty shebang, I had lost all hope in improving my skin. I’ve tried rejuv sets, facial treatments, and a lot of commercialized products. I kept jumping from one product to another because none of them did any good on my skin. Even some acne gels that promised to get rid of acne the next day only made it worse! Thank goodness I met K-beauty.

But what if a local brand performs just as good as our beloved K-beauty?

I am so excited to tell you about the brand called In Her Element and the two products that they have sent over for me to try and review. As you know, I always give my honest opinion whether the product is bought with my own money or is sent by a brand. So rest assured, all the information you’ll read here is entirely based on my experience.

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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”