An Ode To The Best Ever K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner (to date)

When it comes to liquid eyeliner, I’ve long come to accept that K-Palette’s Real Lasting Eyeliner 24H WP tops my list. It stays in place all day (!!!), comes in different tip thicknesses, economical (used everyday, a pen lasts me 2-almost 3 months), and available in stores nationwide and online.

Recently, K-Palette’s sent me what they claim to be their best formula to date and I was like, “really? It can be further improved?”.

The new formula has the following features:

  • Super Shut Out — Long keep formula that’s tough against water, sebum, and sweat.
  • Vivid Color — More pigmented color (even more vivid than a permanent marker!)
  • Essence — Panthenol is added as a double caring ingredient for the skin and lashes, Hyaluronic Acid + Water Solluble Collagen acts as a super moisturizer for the skin, Japanese Green Gentian/Swertia Japonica is tossed in as a lash growth essence that also improves blood circulation, and Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 strengthens the lashes.

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Take A Splash with Make Up For Ever Aqua Collection

Make Up For Ever has amped up their waterproof game stronger this season and we can’t quite complain. In a country where everything smears and melts, we could truly use a little help from high performing products. 😉 Aqua Matic (Php 1350 each), their retractable waterproof glide-on eye shadow, has been available in the market for a while now but this season, they came up with raunchier colours perfect to add a little sparkle on our EOTDs. For office safe dailies, I think S60 Satiny Warm Brown is an absolute must have!


photo via @makeupforeversg

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All The Buzz at the Burt’s Bees Hive @ Estancia Mall

Please pardon the pun — I can’t help it! :) :) :) The new Burt’s Bees hive at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons is truly buzzing! Situated at the 2/F North Wing right beside Beauty Bar, I can tell that you won’t miss this sweet little corner.


a nice little reminder to get us by <3

It’s so nice to see strong, international brands anchoring their presence further in the Philippines. In my case, it’s a neat little excuse to enjoy my travel tales without the fear of excess baggage. 😉 My love affair for Burt’s Bees started really small and simple — just with these two jars and coincidentally, they’re also my first purchases from Beauty Bar in the 90s. #lolastory

Today, there are sooo many new favourites and classics to choose from! It’s so nice to see their best sellers in one corner — great for fans and brand neophites.

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Discover ORIGINS this August 2015!

Just when I got back from Singapore, I came to discover a pleasant surprise sitting on my desk. <3

Origins is another much loved brand our household’s come to fall for over the years. I remember saving up for Peace of Mind when I was in junior high and bringing my measly savings to Rustan’s Makati. Their nook across the then corner of Urban Decay (!!!) smelled soooo good and divine, so much like being at the spa! They went away rather unannounced and I’ve been getting my Peace of Mind fix (3 bottles in one go just to be sure!) abroad or online.

This June, the Estee Lauder Philippines team made a huge announcement saying “hey gurlllll Origins is going to be back in Manila this August 2015!”! In true spirit of lavish anticipation, Origins invited the beauty editors and usual #bblogger suspects to meet and greet the brand’s latest and bestest lines to date.

Energizing: GinZing
For hundreds of years, the mountains of China and forests of Ethiopia have brought the stimulating and revitalizing powers of Panax Ginseng and caffeine to the world. These potent ingredients are known to help strengthen and eliminate signs of fatigue for a refreshed and revitalized look. The GinZing collection features ginseng and caffeine to give tired skin a radiance-reviving pick-me-up creating the appearance of a full night’s sleep.

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Unboxing: Kiss Dry Goodbye! BDJ Box (May 2015)

Has it really been half a year since I last did this? *snicker* Unboxing subbies has always excited me because really, life is more fun with surprises! Last month’s BDJ Box offering is something I’d usually shy from since I don’t really have dry skin but mannnnnn this lakas maka-forever summer has been burning my hair and skin like silly! Add the crazy travel schedule I’m doing pa et viola! Recipe for dry skin disaster. :(

I like this box’s contents because of the value and the variety. Some players I’ve tried, some are absolutely new to me. Do you see YAYs on your books below?

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