This is Good Bye: Launching My New Website!

Hello my dears! As you know, I’ve decided to create a new home for my awesome (?) content and I come bearing great news! My new website is up just in time for… Continue reading

Change is COMING!

It’s so weird that I just got a lot of stuff to review but this space has been so quiet lately. I’m just popping in real quick to say that we – and… Continue reading

Review: Miine Acne Control Konjac Sponge

Are you familiar with konjac sponges? These are sponge-like, plant-based cleaning tools that originated in Korea and Japan. The konjac sponge has a soft, textured surface that gently cleanses and exfoliates the face.… Continue reading

R.I.P. Chris Cornell: A Quick Break From Beauty-Related Posts

I’m not into Sound Garden (lyrics are too dark for me!) but I’m a huge Audioslave fan. Grunge and alternative rock are my jam. I cannot believe Chris checked out so soon, I’m… Continue reading

Review: Dear Darling Lip Tint by Etude House

Etude House is known for its cutesy makeup and skin care products. I must say, I was a huge fan of Etude House back when it came here in the PH. But as I… Continue reading

Review: Evian Mineral Water Spray

Summer’s in full swing here in the tropics and naturally, I’m sweating like a pig. I keep dreading the summer season to a point that I started packing a handheld mini fan with… Continue reading

Revew: Midio Cleansing and Exfoliating Brush

I didn’t shop for skin care products or makeup while in Hong Kong because one lesson I learned from reviewing beauty products is that my skin can be quite unforgiving when I mix… Continue reading

Review: Collonil Carbon Pro

*Not a sponsored post, as per usual. Hey guys, just popping in for a quick review. I mentioned several blogs ago that I came across an excellent leather waterproofing product. It’s the Collonil… Continue reading

Hello from Hong Kong Pt. 2

Oh hai, just got back from chilly Hong Kong for a mini-moon!  After we landed in the mainland, we wasted no time seeing the sights, tasting the food, and of course, traveling to… Continue reading

Hello from Hong Kong! Pt. 1

Hi from Hong Kong! We arrived at Hong Kong early in the morning and it was raining. The rain made me nervous because I have blu with me but thankfully, I had the… Continue reading

Review: Givenchy Nightingale in Evening Blue

I believe I promised a follow-up post on the Givenchy Nightingale and here it is. Here’s my latest bag and no, it’s not LV: A few years ago when the older Nightingale design… Continue reading

What I Got for My Birthday: My Experience Ordering from a Personal Shopper

Yes, I’m a summer baby and I recently celebrated my 34th birthday 🙂 and no, there was no grand celebration at all. I just asked my mom to cook sopas or macaroni soup… Continue reading

On My Radar: Micro Bags!

Don’t you just love miniaturized shiznit? I know I do cuz I love all things tiny and cute! Recently, I’ve been thinking about what bags to get for my birthday. Ya know, something… Continue reading

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills “That Glow” Glow Kit

Oh hey, it’s my birthday month and that means it’s time for an awesome review. Today I’m reviewing a highlighter palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills, which I received as a gift. The That… Continue reading

Weekend at Batangas

It appears that 2017 is shaping up to be the year of wanderlust, we were all over Luzon the past few weeks and we’re up for more travels later this year. So my best… Continue reading

What Came in the Mail: Gold Birkenstock + My Zalora Experience

I do my shopping at any mall nearby but on days when I’m practically bedridden from laziness, I do bits of shopping online. I’ve had great experiences buying stuff online until recently so… Continue reading

Weekend in Ilocos

I was in Ilocos Sur with the hubs to attend my bestfriends’ wedding. Since I was the matron of honor, I wasted no time getting shit done 😀 I did the bridal makeup,… Continue reading

Review: K-Palette 24 Hr Real Lasting Eyeliner

K-Palette is a Japanese beauty brand that specializes in eye products, at least here in the PH. The brand’s eyeliner and eyebrow tattoo are pretty popular among the Japanese and these are the… Continue reading

2016: The Year in Review

* It’s that time of the year when I round up all the wonderful, wonderful events of the year past and cram ‘em into a single post. I can’t believe 2016 came in… Continue reading

Review: MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation

I’m on my third Studio Fix foundation powder and I never reviewed this makeup staple! Que horror! When I started getting into makeup, one of the first items that my sister recommended to… Continue reading

The Honeymooners

Like a proper Asian, I hate tanning and sun exposure, which is ironic considering how much I love going to the beach. Since I work at home, I spend as little time as… Continue reading

Review: Make Up Forever Ultra HD Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

One of the major beauty items that I really spend a lot of money on is the base. The base may include concealers, color correctors, primer, and of course, foundation. Because the climate… Continue reading

I’m Married!

It finally happened, I got married on a Caturday! I go by Tina Lee-Almazar or Tina Lee-Almie now, hahaha! Our wedding was pretty simple, the ceremony was a straightforward affair, just the way we like… Continue reading

Review: Majolica Majorca Lash King

If there’s one thing I’m most insecure about, it’s my tiny Asian eyes. I wanted to have green eyes with noticeable crease plus lush lashes. Obviously, I didn’t get what I wanted and… Continue reading

Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot Look + Sneak Peek Pics

I was gonna spell “look” with “lewk” but I realized I’m no longer a teen, hahaha! Yes, the engagement photo shoot was finally done, this, after it was delayed for two days because of… Continue reading

Makeup Haul and an Explanation on the #SYLOSUCKS Post

Oh heeey girl, it’s me! I recently went to my happy place Mega Mall to buy several beauty items in preparation for my wedding. Now, before I start showing them off, a brief… Continue reading


I’ll be interrupting today’s sunshiny content  to bring you this shit. Why? Because an old issue refuses to die. Stealing is not cool, guys. SYLO

The Rings: They’re HERE!

Oh, happy days! After waiting for what felt like forever, our engagement ring and wedding bands are here! But first, a little insight: I have nothing against traditions but personally, I find public… Continue reading

Souvenir Update: Wooden Musical Carousels!!!

A few blogs ago, I mentioned my initial idea of giving away musical carousels for our wedding sponsors but they were so dang expensive we had no choice but to nix it. Well,… Continue reading

The Search for the Best Family Car Ends with…

I wasn’t really into cars because I feel it’s not something I need for every day but I realize now that it’s probably the right time to reconsider my car-less lifestyle. The fiance… Continue reading

The Rings: Getting a Second Wedding Band

Ever thought of getting a second wedding band?:D While I have the wedding set of my dreams, an extra band can’t hurt! I had a lot of fun working with the fiance for our bespoke… Continue reading

Review: Maybelline ColorSensational Mattes in Nude Nuance & Clay Crush

I hate browns with a passion, I really do. But for fear of missing out, I picked a couple of brown lipsticks from Maybelline’s newest line of nude lippies! Even as a teen,… Continue reading

Remembering My Friend, Doy

I was checking out my “year in review” series just to see if I’ve missed a post (which I did, the 2010 review does not exist because it’s a black hole in my… Continue reading

Review: Origins Make a Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment

Aging suck so in an attempt to delay the inevitable, I use Origin’s Make a Difference Plus+ rejuvenating treatment! Before this, I was a fan of Clinique’s classic Dramatically Different+ face cream, the one… Continue reading

New (Blog) Look!

If you are a regular reader, then you’ll notice fresh changes on my site! Since Tinabytes was launched in 2012, it sported the same pastel color scheme, same header, theme, etc. and so I… Continue reading

Ladies, Should You Give Up Your Last Name After Marriage?

Before the wedding preparations, I made it clear to my fiance that I plan to keep my last name along with his, a decision that caused a bit of friction. At least, initially. Now,… Continue reading

Things You Need in Your Life: The Origins Moisturizing Musts

So I was in the city last weekend (which turned out to be an interesting trip indeed) and I took that opportunity to get more of the skin care products I use on… Continue reading

The Rings, Among Other Things

As a lover of all things sparkly and girly, working on the wedding bands, to me, is the most exciting part of prepping for the wedding. And because I’m a control freak, I… Continue reading

From Moving Out to Saying I Do: One Hell of an Update!

Wow, I left my blog stagnant for almost a month! There’s been so many things going on in my life at the moment that I couldn’t give you guys an update. First off,… Continue reading

A Quick Romp in Cebu

I was in beautiful Cebu last weekend to unwind with the boyf and his office friends: The boyf and I were shocked at how much time we spent traveling from point A to… Continue reading

Back at Marco Polo

I’ve been meaning to write a post about my boyfriend and I’s birthday celebration but work is getting in the way, hahaha! So yes, we went back to Marco Polo Ortigas to celebrate… Continue reading

What I Got for My Birthday!

So I just celebrated my birthday on the first week of March but I’ve been quite busy that I couldn’t blog about it. The fact is, being a hermit, I don’t celebrate my… Continue reading

A Day at Louis Vuitton Greenbelt

I was at Louis Vuitton the other day to get me a special 33rd birthday gift. Can you guess what I got? First, I tried the Turenne PM on. Isn’t she lovely? I… Continue reading

Review: L de L Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial

I just celebrated my 33rd birthday last March 3 and the number three is a very important number to me. Apart from planning my birthday loot (will blog soon!), I decided to take… Continue reading

Review: Belo Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid Intensive Whitening Soap

When it comes to whitening products, PH is spoiled rotten with options.Whitening products in PH come in various formulations so choosing just one can be quite overwhelming. I was searching for a whitening… Continue reading

Review: Sigma Express Brush Cleaning Mat

Summer’s starting here in the tropics and I can tell this will be a particularly punishing season already. To start off March on a high note, I’ll be reviewing the Sigma express brush… Continue reading

Back to Pixie: Revisiting 2006

When I was a college senior, I promised myself I’d cut my hair super short if I managed to lose 45 pounds (I was overweight), which I did. And for more than five… Continue reading

Review: MAC Face and Body Foundation

I could only think of two specific foundations that I want to try and one of them is the MAC Face and Body foundation. I used to not have access to this specific… Continue reading

Review: L’Oreal Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Glamor Fuchsia

Oh, hai! Today’s going to be a quick review of the L’Oreal Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick in Glamor Fuchsia, which I got as a gift from an old friend. I usually don’t go… Continue reading

Origins Make a Difference Overnight Hydrating Repair Cream

Hello and happy 2016, folks! For our first review of the year, it’s the Origins Make a Difference Overnight Hydrating Repair Cream (whew!). Watta mouthful, right? Part of the reason why I switched… Continue reading

Winter in Tokyo Part 4: A Milestone Purchase!

This will be the final post related to my Japan trip. After this I will shut up about it, I promise, hahaha! Apart from getting pasalubong, I really didn’t go shopping in Tokyo,… Continue reading

2015: The Year in Review

* It’s that time of the year when I round up all the wonderful, wonderful events of the year past and cram ‘em into a single post. If I am to sum up… Continue reading

Winter in Tokyo Part 3: Eats and Shopping for Pasalubong

Believe it or not, I didn’t come to Tokyo to shop, much more get a milestone purchase! For one thing, most of the things I wanted to buy in Tokyo are definitely out… Continue reading

Winter in Tokyo Part 2: Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji market is Tokyo’s largest marketplace. It’s been featured in documentaries for its eye-popping array of seafood, including massive tunas. We went to the market on our third day in Tokyo and I was… Continue reading

What an Experience: Winter in Tokyo Part 1

I mentioned two posts ago that I was bound for Tokyo for a short vacation. The trip was actually a Christmas gift from my sister, who, bless her heart, knows how desperately I… Continue reading

Review: Juice Beauty Anti-Blemish Serum

One of the reasons why I haven’t been posting a lot of reviews lately is that I’ve been suffering from severe breakouts. This bout of bad skin has been going on for months.… Continue reading

Prepping for Tokyo

I have been extremely busy the past few weeks because I’ve been prepping for my Tokyo vacation. Because Japan is one of my dream places to visit, you can image how excited I… Continue reading

4th Anniversary at Marco Polo Philippines

For our 4th anniversary, the boyfriend and I checked in at the new Marco Polo in Ortigas City. We’ve been crazy excited days that led up to our stay-cation because of, let’s face it,… Continue reading

Review: Biore Make-Up Remover Perfect Oil

I recently discovered Biore’s newest range of makeup removers after meaning to get Bifesta at my local Watson’s. The new line has everything from micellar makeup remover to wipes and a cleansing oil.… Continue reading

Olay Aquaction Long Lasting Hydration Gel

Oh hai! I’m back with another review for you dear readers! I picked up Olay’s Aquaction long-lasting Hydration gel two weeks ago. I was meaning to get the Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel because that’s an… Continue reading

Review: Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF 50

One of the things I cannot live without is a sunblock. I make it a point to slather sunscreen every day and more frequently when I’m on the beach. Using sunscreen religiously months… Continue reading

Review: Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil

I love me some brow pomade and gels but on days when I only have ten seconds to do my brows, I use a brow pencil! And I’ve tried several brow pencils, mostly… Continue reading

Sneaky Peek: The Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat

Oh hai, I’m back! I know it’s been a little quiet here because I’ve been having issues with my connection + you know, working and stuff. But who cares! I just found a… Continue reading

Review: Inglot Duraline

My old Anastasia Dip Brow pomade dried up to the point that it’s unusable. Because I barely made a dent on the thing, I looked for ways to make the product work again.… Continue reading

The Great Moisturizer Swap at The Body Shop

Hi! Just popping in real quick to let you guys know that the Body Shop PH has a cool promo, the Great Moisturizer Swap. As the title implies, you come to any participating… Continue reading

Review: NYX Eyebrow Gel in Brunette

I’m all about my brows these days and I’m always searching for really good products that can give me fabulous results. I have tried some of the most popular formulas for brow products… Continue reading

Bath and Body Works’ On SALE! What Did You Get?

Bath and Body Works is one of those amazing companies that I wish would cater to the PH market. Unfortunately, we don’t have B&BW here in the tropics. And I think that’s unfair… Continue reading

Review: Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Beauty in Bloom Lipstick

The title was a mouthful, wasn’t it? Try saying it five times in a row! I have read so many raves about Happy Skin’s Shut Up and Kiss Me lipstick range that’s why… Continue reading

Review: Tony Moly Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel

I’m back with yet another review, this time a find from Tony Moly. Tony Moly is a Korean beauty brand that specializes in skincare. However, they do have an extensive makeup line too.… Continue reading

When Well-Loved Beauty Products Get Re-Formulated

Do you hate it when a well-loved, familiar beauty product of any kind gets re-formulated? I don’t have much experience with this to be honest. But I recently repurchased two bottles of Snoe’s… Continue reading

Review: Maybelline Color Show Lipstick

I wish I could say I have tons of MAC or YSL lipsticks. But I don’t. I’m completely okay with el cheapo drugstore lippies. Hey, you’re talking to the same girl who became… Continue reading

Waki Week 2015

Each year, I take my little brother to the city for a little sight-seeing. The boy is based here in our small town so a change of scenery is always exciting to him.… Continue reading

Redecorating: What’s Keeping Me Busy

Remember when I started redecorating my room and developed a small home office too? Something that I’ve been working on the past few weeks, I started re-decorating the living room. I’m working on… Continue reading

What Came in The Mail: Xiaomi 16000 maH Powerbank

I’m not the type who uses her phone until it runs out of juice. I’m not really into games or any other activities that drain my phone’s battery. But after the boyf got his… Continue reading

Kate Spade Carmen for Mom :)

Shh… got a cool bag from Kate Spade for my mom this Mother’s Day 🙂 It’s the Nylon Carmen in black (obvs). I think this makes an excellent everyday bag, no?   To… Continue reading

Summer Makeup El Nino Style

Summer’s in full swing here in the tropics. And it’s especially scorching this year with El Nino and all FML. Time and again, I have expressed my disdain for sunny weather. I like… Continue reading

Cool Find: Air-O-Matic by Airoma

Note: Not a sponsored post I received a really cool gift from the boyf, an Air-o-matic by Airoma. It’s basically an air purifier, humidifier and aroma diffuser in one. Despite getting frequent migraines,… Continue reading

Review: Purederm Argan Makeup Remover Wipes

Oh hai! I’m still recovering from the long weekend! Now I’m back here in my little desk working these fingers to the bone. I’m giving a short review of a new-ish product I… Continue reading

Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence SPF 50

Something cool I picked up at my local Watson’s: Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence SPF 50. I was on the lookout for a new everyday sunblock. My old sunblock was from Neutrogena. I love… Continue reading

Twin Celebration: Birthday in Bohol

It’s been a while since I posted an article here, entirely my fault, of course. I have been extremely busy lately plus most of the things that are happening in my life aren’t… Continue reading

Checking Out Tagaytay

First outing of the year is in chilly Tagaytay with the boyf’s family. There’s not much to see except Mt. Taal, which is an active volcano submerged in the middle of a bay,… Continue reading

Review: Smashbox Masterclass III Palette (Plus Looks!)

I literally had zero plans on buying holiday palettes last year because between the Christmas shopping and getting iPhone 6, I think I was nearing my self-imposed limit on, you know, buying stuff.… Continue reading

What Came in the Mail: Smashbox Masterclass III

It’s the grand daddy of all palettes and it’s lookin’ mighty fine! Review soon 😀

2014: The Year in Review

* It’s that time of the year when I round up all the wonderful, wonderful events of the year past and cram ‘em into a single post. What a year it’s been! 2014… Continue reading

Fancy a Sparkly (Candy) Bag?

I ought to keep my spending under control but here I am lusting over another bag. Ugh. Heeelp Meeee! I’m thinking whether I buy this glittery Candy Bag by Furla in Oro or… Continue reading

The Wait For the Perfect Phone

Christmas is just 15 days away, who’s excited? As for me, I decided to give myself an early Christmas gift, a much needed one at that, an iPhone 6! Despite not using an… Continue reading

#FirstWorldProblem: What Holiday Set Should I Get?

Between revisiting one of the best beaches in PH to caring for my sick boyf and then working all throughout, my haggardness level is shooting up to the point of no return. Hahahaha!… Continue reading

Review: Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set

I received my Zoeva rose golden brush set a week and a half ago but I didn’t want to post another first impressions review because it’s not as complete. So I had a lot… Continue reading

First Impression: Sigma Kabuki Kit

You guys! I just ordered my first Sigma set and I’m blown away by the quality. I seem to be in a makeup brush kick lately. I just bought the Smashbox brush set,… Continue reading

Review: MAC Look in A Box All About Plum

I know it’s been a little quiet over here, girlfriend’s still trying to find balance between work and leisure, hahaha! Obvs, I can’t. Anyway, I mentioned two blogs ago that the stuff I… Continue reading

My Mid-Year Sale Beauty Haul Has Arrived!

Oh happy days! BTW, these silicone scrubbies are available at your local Daiso. I just felt like including them in the haul because I’m super excited. I heard these make for an awesome… Continue reading

Review: Smashbox Studio Pro Brush Set

You remember how I went on and on about Smashbox’s offers at the recently concluded Nordstrom Anniversary sale right? Well, finally, all the stuff I ordered has arrived. They were pretty late because… Continue reading

Breaking News: Found a Local Zoeva Retailer

I thought I had no chance of getting these bad boys because Zoeva isn’t available in the US and this particular set is perpetually sold out at Luxola, but I was wrong. After… Continue reading

Urban Decay Vice 3

I heard the new Urban Decay Vice 3 was inspired by Miami Vice 🙂 I’m not feeling the color selection though. I still have the Vice 2 and I barely made a dent… Continue reading

Wish List of Sorts

Right, the two MAC palettes that I ordered from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale haven’t even reached me yet and already I am creating a list of the things I want/need. So, I spent… Continue reading

Almost All Natural Beauty Products?

Just peeking in before Monday blues set it  😀 Until recently, I wasn’t the kind who’d actively look for all natural beauty products, especially if it’s a skin care product. I mean, I… Continue reading

Review: Bifesta Makeup Remover

Since Bioderma is not available in PH (though it will be in a couple of days, I heard), there’s only a handful of micellar makeup removers available locally. One such product is the… Continue reading

New Bag: Kate Spade Cedar Street Stripe Maise

Making up for the lack of updates by giving a random post on a hectic Monday: I got another Spade Bag!   It’s the Kate Spade Cedar Street Stripe Maise! Check out the pretty… Continue reading

Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Moisture SPF 50

I love a good sunblock and for me, Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry Touch is a go-to especially when I am on the beach. But I find that the name “Ultra Sheer” is a… Continue reading

Review: theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

I really didn’t think much about highlighter because I want my face 90s matte. I dunno, I like how models from magazines looked with their dewy skin but in real life, I don’t… Continue reading

Review: Braun SE7681 Silk-épil 7

When I was younger, I used to envy my sister and cousins because instead of dark, coarse hairs growing on their legs like mine, they have light, almost-invisible fuzz that made their legs… Continue reading

Review: Earth Therapeutics Headband

When I visited the city a couple of weeks ago, I bought along several knick-knacks that aren’t really beauty related. One of the stuff I got is a couple of headbands by Earth… Continue reading

Commercial Break: Beauty Blogger of The Month Award

Yes, so we’re taking a break from beauty blogging and will focus on something a bit related but not really. I’ve been nominated for the Beauty Blogger of the Month by London beauty… Continue reading

Review: LUSH Porridge Soap

I recently picked up two new soaps by LUSH, the Porridge soap and the Honey, I Washed The Kids soap. I was terribly disappointed to discover that LUSH won’t be carrying any of… Continue reading

Nordstrom Anniversary Madness: So What Did You Get?

Being halfway across the world to the US, I kept forgetting that July is Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale. Had I known about it, I would’ve tried saving more money so I can pre-order more… Continue reading

My Vanity Table Setting

Although I have been obsessing about makeup for a couple of years now, I never thought about improving my vanity setting until recently. It has been quite a ride for me and my… Continue reading

Review: Vanitibasics 8 ¾ Double-sided Lighted Vanity Mirror

I know it’s weird that I’m reviewing a vanity mirror but here me out, you need this shit. I have found the perfect vanity mirror since the vain Queen’s mirror on the wall in… Continue reading

Smashbox Pro Brush Set At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014

I am so elated that I did not give in and bought the Smashbox Pop Studio Brush Set of collections past because I just found out that the brand will be coming out with… Continue reading

Review: LUSH Mask of Magnaminty

Oh, hai! It’s been a while. Just wanted to do a quick review of one of my favorite masks at the moment, the LUSH Mask of Magnaminty. I got the little tub and… Continue reading

Happy 5th Birthday To My (Gray) Pearl, Dimitri!

My darling cat that gave me so much joy celebrates his birthday today! Happy birthday, Dimittles! Here he is celebrating his special day with a special feast, of course!

Review: LUSH Karma Soap

I’ve never given artisanal soaps much thought. I mean, I like souped up soaps loaded with essentials oils and whatnot but I’m also okay with my Dove soap and shower gels. But since… Continue reading

Review: Snoe It’s Oat K! It’s Alright Hydrating Facial Mist 3-in-1 Refresh, Cleanse & Moisturize

I am a fan of Snoe products, particularly their It’s Oat-K, It’s Alright range. I’m somehow surprised that I don’t see a lot of reviews about the It’s Oat-K range because I’m convinced… Continue reading

Review: Oil of Argan Argan Oil

*As much as I wish this post was sponsored, it ain’t. I know I already featured the Oil of Argan Argan Oil and this is just a follow-up to my first impressions of the product.… Continue reading

Review: Missha BB Boomer

I got the Missha BB Boomer along with the Perfect Cover BB cream I purchased a few weeks ago. The BB boomer cream is such a weird product, to be quite honest. You’re… Continue reading

Review: LUSH Eau Roma Water

Summer in the Philippines is the worst. The temperature can reach a scorching 39 degrees. It’s during the summer season that I stock up on facial toner water, you know, those face fresheners… Continue reading

I’ll Take You Places: Kate Spade Cobble Hill Leslie Satchel

Because every once in a while, you just want to splurge.   I just love Kate Spade bags and wallets, can’t you tell? I have their wallet and I have been using it… Continue reading

The Brow Connection: Doing The Ombre

My brows used to bad and it never occurred to me to fix it. Now I’m a total eyebrow fiend and I do my brows everyday. I feel a wee bit nekkid if… Continue reading

Review: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream

It’s weird that I’ve been using the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream for three months now and I’ve yet to write a review about it. I decided to use BB cream after I’ve… Continue reading

Kate Spade Soft Leather Bucket Bag

As if I didn’t burn enough cash this month, I went ahead and got myself a new bag. Seriously, tie me up to a tree and throw away the key cuz homegirl needs help!… Continue reading

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade

The hunt for the perfect brow “primper” led me to Anastasia BH Dip Brow Pomade. I got one in Ebony, the darkest shade among the bunch. I chose Ebony because I was trying… Continue reading

What Came In The Mail: Clarisonic 4 Pack Brush Heads & Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade

A month ago, I pre-ordered two of, what I think, are personal grooming essentials I need for my stash. First, because Clarisonic and its many, many accessories are not available locally, I had… Continue reading

Review: Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Lawrd, I never had to work this hard for shimmers to show up on my peepers until the Smashbox Full Exposure palette came along. Fair warning, this palette is not for newbies (like… Continue reading

Review: Snoe Emutox

I was looking for a great facial mist the other day and came across a great one from Snoe (more one that in the future). Y’all know how impressed I was with Snoe’s It’s… Continue reading

Summer 2014 Chapter 2: A Beachin’ Good Time

It’s the first week of summer and my friends, beau and I headed to the beach to celebrate! The last time I was at the beach was four months ago in Hundred Island, Pangasinan. We… Continue reading

Summer 2014 Chapter 1: Getting In Touch With The Wild

I revisited one of the Zambales’ best-kept secret, Potipot Island in an almost 5-day stay at Cerana Farms, my friend’s dad is the owner of the property. And because internet connection does not exist… Continue reading

Candy Shoes

What did I tell ya? I told you I’d hunt these babies down as soon as I set foot on the mall right? And I did a fine job too considering the Melissmia… Continue reading

Firing Up My Obsession For Shoes

Y’all know I was a massive shoe and bag whore before all these makeup and skincare thing became a full-blown obsession, right? No? Well, I was! The last pair of shoes I bought… Continue reading

The Boyf’s Birthday 2014 Edition

I’ve been focusing heavily on my upcoming beach vacation that I have forgotten to post more bits and pieces related to my boyfriend’s birthday! Last year, I got him a his own XBOX… Continue reading

The Surprise For The Boyf

The folks at the boyf’s office surprised him on his birthday and I was a part of it. I haven’t surprised anyone on their birthday since the iWebdate days and this time was… Continue reading

Facemask Sundays: It’s My New Thing

So, I have been on a skin care kick after I started the first of what I would later call my “Facemask Sundays” (formerly known as Mudpack Sundays). Basically, I spend at least… Continue reading

Oil of Argan: Argan Oil

Imagine my delight when I discovered that the local Sensou Nature Source in Galleria is now carrying Oil of Argan‘s Argan oil (redundant but it’s the brand’s name!) This particular brand of argan… Continue reading

What Came In The Mail: Urban Decay Naked 3

Everything is coming up roses on the homefront, the kind of rose that comes with fabulous golden glimmer, that is! So my boyfriend gave me an early birthday gift, the Urban Decay Naked… Continue reading

Valentines 2014

I have been in Tarlac for a month now and for the first time, I wasn’t able to celebrate Valentines with the boyf. But the boyf still got me a surprise for VDay… Continue reading

What Came In The Mail: Sonia Kashuk Lavish Luxe 10-Piece Brush Set

This is a really late post about the brush set the boyfriend gifted me with last Christmas. He got me the limited edition Lavish Luxe brush set by Sonia Kashuk and I have… Continue reading

Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer

I was planning on buying MAC’s Pro Longwear concealer because when I swatched it in the past, I was impressed by its budge-proof formula.But when I started digging deeper and reading reviews, I found out… Continue reading

Make Up Forever Aqua Brow Corrector

I’ve made it my mission to find the best concealer  I could get my grubby hands on. I was at SM Aura the other day for one thing, to buy their Aqua Brow… Continue reading

Investing on Skin Care

I’ve been away from the city for over a month I think, and I’m back! The first thing I did was to go to Rustan’s to finally get full sizes each of their… Continue reading

What Came In The Mail: My Clarisonic!

Finally, my Clarisonic came in the mail! I’m super excited to test this out except the unit has to be charged for 24 hours before I can use it *le sigh*. Well, nobody’s… Continue reading

2013: The Year in Review

* It’s that time of the year when I round up all the wonderful, wonderful events of the year past and cram ‘em into a single post. It’s hard to write when you’re… Continue reading

What Came in The Mail: My Sister’s Clarisonic!

Yay! My sister’s Clarisonic came in the mail today! I have been waiting for a month for it to be shipped and I was kinda hoping it’ll make it to Christmas day but… Continue reading

Christmas-y Thoughts

Can’t believe Christmas is rolling out in a couple of weeks. I am definitely not feeling the spirit of the season and that’s saying a lot because Christmas is my favorite holiday since… Continue reading

Weekend At The Diamond Hotel

… well, technically not the weekend, but the end of. As of writing this, I am working on a nice marble desk at a nice hotel somewhere here in Roxas BLV. As much… Continue reading

Weddings and More Weddings

I had such a strange conversation with an old friend/colleague last night. It was the night before he’s set to marry his longtime love and the tone of the conversation really put me… Continue reading

Northern Getaway: Hundred Island, Pangasinan

The boyf and I, together with one of our favorite couples, went on a long trip to Pangasinan to hang out at Hundred Island, at the height of Haiyan typhoon. We were close… Continue reading

Clinique 3-Step System

I developed the hobby of buying loads of eyeshadow palette in the recent months that I kinda forgot to adjust my skin care regimen to my newfound love, putting on makeup. I thought… Continue reading

What Came In The Mail: Urban Decay Vice 2

I basically tripped all over myself when a package arrived from Stuff in Style. I am absolutely addicted to online shopping and my poison is beauty items. If you are looking for trusted… Continue reading

Things To Look Forward To

Here’s a little something I pre-ordered for my sister and I. For her, it’s the Urban Decay Shattered Face Case 🙂   It has everything for the eyes, the face and the lips… Continue reading

Review: Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation

I am a long-time Maybelline lover because of their watershine lipstick range. I stuck to a single shade, which was Candy Apple Red for years on end even though Maybelline introduced different iteration… Continue reading

Review: ZA Total Hydration Dewy Moisturizer

Okay, so one of the cool finds I have with my last drugstore haul was the ZA Total Hydration Dewy Moisturizer. I got it because I was meaning to find an affordable moisturizer… Continue reading

Review: Snoe It’s Oat-k, It’s Alright Foaming Cleansing Oil

Snoe is a PH-made skin care and cosmetics brand. I’ve been a fan of Snoe after I got one of their much lauded beauty bar and the calamansi-based face mask last year. I gotta… Continue reading

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