Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Product Review: Althea Korea Petal Powder

Oily skin is my major skin concern. No matter the weather, my skin produces so much sebum uncontrollably. Thus, a good powder is necessary in my daily makeup routine. Even with matte BB cream or foundation I still need a good translucent powder to set my makeup and make it last longer. So far, of all the powders I have tried, the Banila Co Prime Primer powder is the best. It doesn't control oil for the entire day but a lot longer than most of the powders I tried (like 5-6 hours). However, this powder is quite expensive and I don't always have the budget for it so I am still in search for a good, more affordable alternative. The Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder comes close. But Innisfree is not available in the Philippines (unless I shop online). Because I am still searching far and wide for a good alternative, I was ecstatic when Althea Korea mentioned they are launching their very first product which happens to be a powder. I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to be among the first to try this product as this is exactly what I have been looking for. The Althea Petal Velvet Powder was just released this month and it might just be my new favorite powder. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Seoul, South Korea (K.Art)

오랜마니에요 여러분! 나 보고싶었어요? 나는 블로깅을 많이 보고싶었어요.
Just practicing my Korean.
I recently went to Seoul (again, for the 5th time) but I am still not done with my winter experience. I wasn't able to explore much this last trip anyway because I was sick the entire time! I only got to see Myeongdong and DMZ (because we pre-booked a tour). Anyway, next store I will feature for the winter in Seoul series is K.Art. I looked deep in the black hole that is the world wide web but there were hardly any article that pointed me to what I was looking for. There were lots of articles you can find with lists of stores where you can buy Kpop albums and posters but I was looking for light sticks. I didn't want to purchase online because they were overpriced and I am impatient so waiting for them to hold their concert in Manila is not an option. K.Art is the only place I found that sold them after reading so many articles.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Seoul, South Korea (Stylenanda Myeongdong)

Coat: thrifted | Grey Heattech: Uniqlo | Cropped Sweater: Topshop | Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Cat Bonnet: Bershka | Bag: Le Sportsac | Sneakers: Adidas

It was by accident that we saw this pretty pink building in a quiet alley in Myeongdong. It's bright pink color begs for attention but it is established in an unassuming area. One would think it is packed with people but reality says otherwise (though there are quite a number of people and the area of each floor is too small). It is quite difficult to find if you aren't looking around. But I guess the universe conspired for me to land in this alley and be blessed with the beauty that is Stylenanda.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bandai Makeup Collection

It all started when I was in elementary. Sailor Moon was among the very first anime's I ever watched. And everything was history since then. Anime was a huge part of my childhood so you can only imagine my delight when Bandai started releasing these anime themed makeup. I want to collect them all (but I can't of course because they are quite difficult to obtain if you live outside Japan). I will be getting more in the future for sure but for now, here are what I was able to get:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Product Review: Unicorn Makeup Brushes

These makeup brushes has gone viral on Facebook. At one point, my timeline was filled with shared links of these gorgeous makeup brushes. These are every unicorn and mermaid fantasy dreams fulfilled. I guess everyone can agree with me when I say that these are the cutest makeup brushes in existence. But are they worth the hype?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trend Report: Layered Ruffles

Top: thrifted | Skirt: Uniqlo | Velvet Shoes: Asos
Earrings: Egg | Bangle: Kate Spade
Lips: The Face Shop Melting Lip Color in Rose Quartz

I am not one to really follow trends. Most of time I am behind by a season or two. I just can't seem to find the reason to purchase trendy items that will most likely be out the next season. But on my lucky days a.k.a days when I go to the thrift store and find something that is on trend, I wouldn't pass the opportunity to purchase something trendy (though lately I have been making trendy purchases on accessories). 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Brand To Love: Innisfree

Most of the time, I look at the endorser before I decide to purchase from a certain brand. If I don't like the person endorsing the brand, I tend to pass. But if I like the endorser, I tend to hoard. This is what happened with me and the many Korean cosmetics brands that I love - Innisfree is one of those "many."