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Beauté et style de vie

Beauté et style de vie

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Hit or Miss: L’Oreal Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick

Hit or Miss: L’Oreal Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick

If there’s a makeup product that I always have a love-hate relationship with, it’s definitely a liquid lipstick. It’s something that after months of using on and off, I still can’t figure out how to apply and how to maintain on my lips. It’s like […]

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, there are two things I always have in my beauty bag – perfectly good moisturizer and deep cleansing makeup remover. I’m just that type of person who can’t close her eyes at night without thinking if she really had stripped off all the makeup on her face. Or someone who randomly washes her face when it gets really humid just to cool off.

I can’t tell you how much I adore these beauty must-haves from Crabtree & Evelyn Rose Skincare Collection. I’ve gushed a long time ago how great their hand creams are (still obsessed with them!) and now I’m back with so much love for their cleansing oil/makeup remover and moisturizing cream. For experience, I knew that after a couple of days use, I would know whether this worked or not, so I wanted to let you know my first impressions in today’s post.

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I’ve had my fair share of experience using all types of makeup removers and I gotta tell you, some of those left some rashes on my face after one use. So, the first time I used Damask Rose Softening Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover I knew it’s a good product (and worth the risk).

I used it with a cotton pad and just gently massage it on my face. Tip: When cleansing or removing a product from your face, refrain from pulling, tugging or harshly wiping to prevent early creases or wrinkles on the face. For me, I prefer to use this whenever I have light makeup on all over my face and it is sufficient in itself. It really strips off makeup products off of your face with just one to two gentle swipes. I’m guessing it’s mostly because oil has that certain component in them that really breaks down makeup formulas.

Not to mention, for an oil-based product, this one is really light on the skin, doesn’t leave your face greasy at all, and this is coming from someone who has oily skin. So, it’s a really nice product to incorporate into your beauty regime. AND it is world’s best-smelling makeup remover everrrr!

You understand that it is not a walk in a park when it comes to finding a moisturizer that actually works and does its job superbly. So, having to be introduced to their Damask Rose Moisturizing Cream is like heaven-sent. It really sinks into your skin ad you’d really feel the skin getting all the moisture and nourishment it needs. One good pump goes a long waaay. The moisturizer itself is smooth and relatively lightweight, and of course, it too smelled absolutely heavenly. 

Are they worth it? It is far from the drugstore but it is definitely worth the price tag or splurge. Crabtree & Evelyn products never fail to disappoint. It is the kind of brand that really makes me want to spend money with a blind eye.

The fact that these products do their job is a huge thumbs up for me! And if you’re someone who feels content just using such and not like me who still feels the need to wash off just to be sure or has a normal to dry skin then this one is for you.

Have you tried any Crabtree & Evelyn product?

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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 […]

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

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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 Metro Manila are packed with both locals and tourists alike. Usually, Maundy Thursdays and Good Fridays are spent reliving the true meaning of the Cross and our salvation. Black Saturdays, on the other hand, has always been the official day when families and friends go out of town to spend time together and unofficially celebrate the resurrection – and have fun!

This year, beach-goers from the Metro can experience Holy Week the Zambali Summer way! The perfect way to experience the summer heat by listening to a wide variety of live bands while bathing in the sunshine, the funky feel of the sand and a cold drink on your hand, all that while supporting the local music scene, advocating for the environment, and supporting the campaign against dangerous drugs.

Zambali Summer is a celebration of love, life, and faith and the freedom to enjoy all of that.

Headlined by one of the most sought-after rock bands in the country today, Mayonnaise. This music festival aims to showcase the local music scene to the mainstream and empower local artists to organize and take center stage by sharing their music. Other bands who will also join the celebration are Switchblade Manila, Whiskey Version, Gin Rum and Truth, The Black Wolf, Gypsies, Hey Moonshine, and many more.

Zambali Summer

Zambali Summer will be held on April 20, 2019, Black Saturday, in Brgy. La Paz, San Narciso, Zambales.

For tickets online, beach-goers and music lovers can search for Zambali Summer in, or they can visit the Facebook Page “Zambali Summer 4.20.19”.

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Self-Love on  a Lazy Weekend

Self-Love on a Lazy Weekend

Ever since I started my new job, I feel like I’m always drained to the core. I usually get up really early for work and get back quite late that it’s been impossible to do anything but sleep. So, weekends are the only days I could completely tag as my “self-love” days. But like I said, I’m always exhausted that it goes on through the weekend. Basically, I always end up wasting my precious “me-time” just laying around and cuddling my pillows til dawn (kidding). That’s why I’ve decided to make sure that these things will not happen anymore. I mean, laying down for a few minutes is alright but for hours? I don’t think so.

I’m actually writing this on a cozy Sunday and thinking, “you better be productive and post this today”. So, I put on a music (Your Favourite Coffeehouse on Spotify) and locked the door because I’m really serious about this. I mean, I already wasted my Saturday.

Anyway, what exactly is my to-do list here? I want to write down self-love activities that we all can do on a weekend (not just Sundays) and I’m gonna put little dots next to them. Why? So, we can keep track, silly.

Garden | It came out quite shocking for me, too. I mean, I’ve never done anything in my whole life. Except for that science project that we had to plant a bean sprout. But my mom did that, so yeah. Anyhoo, I guess the idea came out because there are no flowers in our garden anymore. My grandma used to garden a lot but then she got ill, so, bye-bye flowers. And I’ve always wanted to try it for myself but never had the chance to.  So, last week, when I was out grocery shopping with my dad, I thought of picking out a few flower seeds. Besides, not only will I make our garden more beautiful but it will surely give me that calming vibe. It’s pretty much like adopting a dog but without the whole slobbery mess.

Dance | At least for a whole song. You really don’t have to be good at it, all you have to do is enjoy and have fun. Who cares if you’re flailing or flopping your arms around, it’s not like someone is watching. If you think the beat is good then just wiggle that bum, honey. Plus, you’re technically exercising, too (right?). And just a tip, try doing it in front of a mirror, it gets twice as fun.

Read a book | It can be any book you like. I’ve been trying to crack a new book every other weekend so I could still be on track. It’s been my favourite activity of all time. I love being transported into a whole new world and playing out these different characters. Reading surely is a different kind of leisure that most of us should incorporate into our daily activities. I’m currently finishing Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number and it’s been amazing. I’ll  probably write a post about it soon.

Paint your nails | I got the idea from my favourite youtuber, Cosmobyhaley, who shared that it’s quite relaxing to do. I’m not a big fan of doing my own nails probably because it gets messy but I’m learning. And I do get the feeling of relaxation just beautifying a small part of our body. I usually go for something neutral like tan or nude but I’m thinking it’s time to try something fun. Yellow or blue, maybe?

Take a new selfie | Do I really have to remind any one of you to do this? I’m pretty sure it’s been done multiple times. But just for the sake of those who haven’t, go for it, girlfriend. There’s just something enjoying whenever I take a few shots (hundreds, actually) especially when there’s a perfect lighting, and my hair and skin are on point.

Make a coffee | I believe that almost the whole population here on earth would agree that coffee makes everything better. I’m not a coffee-drinker (don’t get mad) but I sure am a coffee-sniffer. Okay, that came out wrong. What I mean is, I love the smell of coffee. It actually makes my heart flutter (if that makes sense). And for those who have their eyebrows raised on my previous statement, let me just clear everything out. I’m somewhat allergic to coffee. It’s not good for my tummy, unfortunately.

Walk in the park | This is one thing I want to make official for the rest of my life. I adore parks especially smelling a whiff of fresh air and freshly cut grass. And c’mon, we can totally do almost everything and anything in the park. I love riding a bike and playing badminton with my brothers. It’s just so much fun especially buying fresh coconut juice after getting sweaty.

Watch an episode of Friends | or any tv show you like but I prefer Friends. No questions asked.

Light some candles and Burn some natural oil | This has been my current obsession. It’s totally relaxing and calming especially when you put good music in the background. It’s hands down the best. But to make the experience even more worth it, you can buy a diffuser. It saves more money compared to burning the oil which only takes seconds. How? You save more essential oils.

Get a massage | I am totally in need of this. I think the last time I had one was months ago and I wasn’t even that stressed before. I actually want to make this official, too and have this monthly or every other month.

Cook or Dine Out | For those who like to get messy in the kitchen, this is one is for you (cook part, I mean). You can make or try new recipes every week. I’m pretty sure you’ll not make yourself happy but the people you live with, too. But for people like me (who is not a fan of cooking), we can totally make this weekend or some other weekends to explore and discover new places to dine.

Hang out w/a friend | It’s always nice to catch up and be surrounded by friends.

Sing | and just belt out that Beyonce song. Or maybe that Sam Smith song. I mean, have you heard Too Good at Goodbyes? I’m obsessed.

Write in a journal | This is actually making a huge comeback in my life. I was pretty consistent with this until later I made my beau my official living diary. It’s actually relaxing and therapeutic just writing anything in your mind. It’s somehow like meditating but with your eyes open and your hand moving.

I hope you guys will join me in making every weekend worth it. Happy Weekend!


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