Fashion & Beauty

COLAB Dry Shampoo: The Secret to Fresh Smelling Hair

Dry shampoos are a rare commodity in the Philippines. I guess it hasn’t gained much traction since we usually take showers in the morning and not at night. However, I have used some dry shampoos when I was still living in Chicago. It was a lifesaver for days when I feel too lazy to wash my hair, or I’m just late for work. My favorite was the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, but Co Lab can easily take the cake! (more…)


Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

I’ve been on hiatus for a couple of weeks because life has been too busy as of late. However, I’m back now with an amazing drugstore product that you should always have in your make-up bag!

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor is a lightweight, high-definition, velvety matte lip color that is 100% wax-free in gel formula. There are currently 8 shades but I only managed to get my hands on three. My sister introduced me to this amazing product but apparently, it’s been in the market in the states since late last year. Currently, it’s selling for 575 PHP or $6.45 in Amazon.

So the three colors that I got was Flirtation, Love and Obsession, I added a swatch photo below so you have a better idea on what it looks like!



“No, I’m not fat.”

A few months ago, I stared at myself in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw.

Growing up, my weight has never been a problem. All through high school and college, I was size 2 despite the fact that I stuff my face with junk food and carbs every chance I get. I never really noticed how much weight I was gaining until that moment when I tried on my last summer’s shorts and realized I can’t even get them past my thighs. Suddenly, I felt fat.

I never thought I would have these thoughts… ever. There was this overwhelming insecurity crawling all over me every time I see the little bulge across my tummy or the slight double chin I sported in photos. The feeling of not wanting to be in my own body took over me, and at times, I couldn’t think of anything else. Every time I saw someone else’s slim body, I suddenly wanted to be them. The constant struggle of wanting to eat but also wanting to lose the weight I gained made me depressed. I berated myself every time I had one more piece of chocolate or that extra serving of pasta. The words fat and ugly spiraled into my head like a never-ending tornado tearing away all my confidence and leaving no shred of acceptance of my own self.  (more…)

3-Step Acne Regiment

Every time I travel to a different place, I notice I always develop a nasty break out. This year is one of my worsts, and it’s aggravated by the extreme summer heat. I usually use medication prescribed by my dermatologist. Since I could not find my usual products here, I thought I’d go to the local pharmacy and ask them what they recommend. I ended up buying the following. (more…)