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Essential Oils You Need in Your Life Right Now

Essential Oils You Need in Your Life Right Now

I’m guessing that when you reach that semi-adulthood (like me!) in your life that you start having these weird obsession with tea, (more) alone-time, planners, stocks, sleeping instead of going out, and so much (unfun) things that you knew you would absolutely not think about […]

Beauty Must-haves from Crabtree & Evelyn

Beauty Must-haves from Crabtree & Evelyn

Aside from looking for the perfect foundation to match my skin tone or that crease-proof concealer, I also keep an eye out for really good makeup removers that also acts as a facial cleanser and really deep moisturizing facial creams. ‘Coz if I’m being honest, […]

Currently Coveting: BH Cosmetic’s Wild Child Palette

Currently Coveting: BH Cosmetic’s Wild Child Palette

I can’t even begin to tell you guys how much I’m currently coveting the BH Cosmetic’s Wild Child palette. It may have been years ago since it was launched in the market but this darling right here still performs beautifully. If you guys watch my videos on Instagram all the time, there is no doubt that this palette is my number one go-to. I use this as much as I can because of how much I adore it. I actually got this as a free from when I bought Take Me Back to Brazil. At first, I thought it was nothing special because I had a bad experience with baked eyeshadows before but boy was I wrong. This palette has 9 beautiful, decent-sized, baked eyeshadows, mostly earthy/neutral tones with just two purple/violet ones so you can have a little pop of color on the side.

And with all the beauty brands coming out with amazing packaging one after the other, looking at this, it definitely won’t come as a runner-up at all. The packaging is nothing fancy. It’s all cardboard with just a huge mirror inside (which is a plus, btw) and no eyeshadow names at all. But I really like the fact that it’s light and compact, that you can just throw it inside your bag when you’re in a hurry and it really doesn’t take up too much space because it barely weighs at all.

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It doesn’t have a weird, chemically smell, so that’s actually a good thing. In terms of color payoff, it’s surprisingly pigmented especially the fact that I swiped these colors dry. So, just imagine how foiled they could be when you use them wet and tere are no fallouts at all despite the fact that they’re powder-finished. The colors are definitely on the faint side and may look as if they’re similar at first but you can totally build the colors up, and really, a little goes a long way.

The real superstar here is the white one. I am obsessed with it. It clearly stands out from the rest. You can just swipe this entirely on your lid and would still show off amazingly. I definitely use this all the time especially when I do some cut-creasing and it can totally be used as a highlighter as well.

The peach and pink one are beautiful too.  I use them sometimes when I go to the office. They really give your eyes that foiled, kinda dewy look and I like the idea that I can get away with wearing pink eyeshadow in the office so, I guess these colors being a little faint has some benefit.

I had a hard time picking favorites (excluding the white one) here because let’s be real, shimmer eyeshadows make a simple look a little bit better, right?

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Is it worth the buck? Definitely. I’m a really huge fan of shimmers and for me, this is already a steal. I guess the only thing that’s missing here is that it doesn’t have many bold colors in it to play around with. But it’s worth checking out. I think it’s still available in beauty bay so, hope you get your hands on this one.

If you guys want to check out how I created looks using this palette, you may watch it here.

Have you tried the Wild Child palette?

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L.A Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer

L.A Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer

With the price tag of  ₱199- ₱349 or $4 – $5 depending on where you buy it, it’s not surprising that the L.A Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer has always been the cult favorite amongst all aspiring makeup gurus and even beauty bloggers all over […]

The Hottest Beach Festival Is Here: Zambali Summer 420

The Hottest Beach Festival Is Here: Zambali Summer 420

Every summer, most residents of the Metro and Filipinos in general spend their Holy Week away from the city for a well-deserved getaway and spiritual rejuvenation – usually at the beach. For some, this has ripened as tradition. Year after year, major beaches outside of […]

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

Aloe Vera

Since summer is definitely peeking around the corner here in the Philippines, I know how difficult it can be to keep your skin moisturized under the heat of the sun without feeling all sticky just after application. That’s why I feel that it is the best time to share with you guys how much I am obsessed with Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel. It’s been one of the products that totally changed the skincare game for me and I’d love for it to do the same for you.

P.S. I still can’t believe that I used to not know how it can benefit my skin.

This product 92% extracted from Aloe Vera Leaf enriched with all the good vitamins to give you a nice, glowy and healthy-looking skin. Aside from that, Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel also promises to help firm and moisturize the skin, treat and sooth mild cases of sunburns and give not only our skin some hydration but also our good ‘ol hair (coz c’mon, dang scalp, and strands needs some love, too). This gel is perfect for all skin types, most especially for the most sensitive skin as it contains California CCDF certified organic Aloe Vera.

I bought this at a trusted reseller in Shopee for 2 for ₱250 or almost $5. You can also get this from StyleKorean, Cosmetic Jolse or Althea Korea which all ships to the Philippines and even worldwide. I actually prefer getting it from those shops mentioned as they are usually much cheaper even with dues and taxes compared to the local retail stores. This product comes in a 300ml plastic jar (more than enough to cater to all your hydrating needs). It is quite bulky for traveling but it also does come in tubes or spray bottles that you can easily carry anywhere.

In terms of texture, you’d think that it’ll feel tacky or sticky because of the thick gel formula but it actually is lightweight with a smooth, watery feel that quickly melts into your skin and it also gives you a nice refreshing aloe vera smell which I really really like. Also, it is a little bit cold upon application so, definitely nice for soothing.

I’ve been using it during the night just because I feel like my skin needs more nourishment when I’m sleeping and it somewhat acts as a good night mask too that’s why I don’t have to worry when I forget to bring my CosRx Honey Overnight Mask. I can definitely vouch that it helps sooth my skin whenever I’m breaking out or having some minor rushes due to dirty makeup sponge or brushes (we’ve all been there so, don’t judge) and even heals puffy eyes. I just soak a cotton pad with it and apply it on my eyes and let it sit for a good 15 minutes. Then VOILA!, my eyes are less puffy.

Do you recommend it? Absolutely! My oily-skinned self adores it and I really love how I wake up every day feeling my face all supple and well nourished. I do believe that it lives up to the hype/expectations and knowing that it’s so freaking affordable and accessible makes it even more appealing and worth the buck.

Have you tried any Nature Republic product?

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