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If you know anything about me at all, it's that I never shy away from the sun. I like being morena, I love having that golden brown skin tone most Filipinas naturally have.  So why am I writing a rev...
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Confession: I can't stand men's colognes. Okay, fine, I'm not a big fan of a lot of women's perfumes, either.  I prefer scents that smell light, fresh, natural, or maybe food-like, since most of the ...
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As luck would have it, a Physiogel kit arrived on my doorstep a day before I was set to leave for El Nido, Palawan. In it was a bottle of their Calming Relief Face Cream, which I’ve never tried befo...
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Céleteque has always been my go-to skincare drugstore brand since my teenage years. In fact, whenever someone asks me what skincare they should start with (usually a curious male or an uninitiated yo...
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Having been a fashion and beauty writer and an avid fan of eco-friendly and hypoallergenic products, I've heard of Zoya, of course. But it wasn't until last September that I've actually gotten to try ...
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Gone are the days when I could away with a simple cleansing with Cetaphil or Physiogel--or even virgin coconut oil, when it would double as my cleanser and moisturizer at night. Thanks to my new masca...
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I've always liked rifling through someone's kikay kit (well, so long as it doesn't have too many products because then I'd be overwhelmed). If I know a friend of mine is obsessed about eyebrows as wel...
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Prior to my recent Baler surfing trip that burned off parts of my face and half my back, I'd been having really good skin days.  I have a feeling I owe it to my relatively new skincare regimen, so I'...
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Any fashion girl worth her salt is always excited about September. After all, it's fashion month! This is when the most beautiful and luxurious collections of fall (holiday collections for us in the t...
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Remember Multiply? Before its success (and eventual crash), I can remember it pushed me to the peak of my online shopping craze. It wasn't exactly the most automated system--we relied on the good fait...
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Have you tried Physiogel yet? I've been hearing raves about it from Kira, so when they invited me to their Free In My Skin campaign, I jumped at the opportunity to get acquainted more closely with the...
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While I see myself as a relatively low-maintenance girl when it comes to beauty, there is one thing I absolutely spend a fortune on: hair care.  A large part of that is scalp treatment, because I onl...
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You know I'm a beach babe! So my summer essentials include tons of organic lip balm, a light yet moisturizing lip color from L'Oreal, sunscreen from Regatta, a cute bikini, a scarf slash sarong. When ...
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I got that quote from Delirium of The Endless, a character created by one of my favorite authors of all time, Neil Gaiman.  Because when I tried on this colored hair spray from Wish, I immediately th...
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Do you love bath products as much as I do?  Then you don’t mind me sharing one of my latest bath gems: The Cream Factory. There’s just something about beauty products with Goat’s Milk in it ...
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