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Naturactor Silky Loose Powder & Happy Skin Hydrating Powder Foundation (Make-up Review)

I know nothing lasts forever but I just absolutely hate it if my make up doesn’t last even for one hour, especially in this kind of hot, hot weather. No make it, 30 minutes. I’m totally freaked out… I’ve been on the lookout for a face powder I can trust to give me back that… Continue reading Naturactor Silky Loose Powder & Happy Skin Hydrating Powder Foundation (Make-up Review)

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Review: THEFACESHOP’s Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam

I’ve been wanting to blog about this product for some time, but I delayed doing so after I finished almost half of the tube. I bought The FaceShop’s Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam late last year, and I couldn’t believe that I still have a little left, and it’s already May 2016! My take on… Continue reading Review: THEFACESHOP’s Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam

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Nars’ Natalie and Clinique Pop in Plum (Makeup Review)

I’ve never given myself a real Valentine’s gift. So it’s only fitting that this month, I choose new ‘loves’ that would go into my kikay kit. So even if it’s a little way out of my usual budget, I bought a NARS Audacious Lipstick in Natalie and Clinique Pop in Plum Pop color. Both have… Continue reading Nars’ Natalie and Clinique Pop in Plum (Makeup Review)

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‘Eye’-do 101: The best eye make up budget travelers like me should have

I’ve been told I have very expressive eyes. But I’ve never made efforts to painstakingly accentuate them. When it comes to styling the eyes, I’m very, very cautious. I’m not used to putting on too much color nor do I make it too obvious. Honestly, I try to mimic Korean or Japanese-inspired eye make up… Continue reading ‘Eye’-do 101: The best eye make up budget travelers like me should have

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Loving subtle shades (Maybelline & Revlon makeup review)

I met up with my friend Michelle last night. She just came from a week-long vacation in Seoul to visit her fiancé and wanted to give me some souvenir items she bought  at the US military base camp there. I’m so happy at her makeup finds that I’m blogging about it right now. She really… Continue reading Loving subtle shades (Maybelline & Revlon makeup review)

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Why I chose VMV for my skin prob

I am not really vain but many years ago, I struggled with back acne. Though moderate, I wanted to know it’s cause. I was clueless on how to treat this skin problem. I’ve tried every soap available in the market but nothing really worked. It was my problem until after I graduated in college when… Continue reading Why I chose VMV for my skin prob

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Seoul: The Beauty Shoppers Haven

Even if you’re not the type to go gaga over beauty products, I realized that coming to Seoul will whet your appetite for Korean-brand cosmetics. I really had no desire to go shopping for makeup when I went to Seoul the second time around, but some of my girl friends had asked for favors, asking… Continue reading Seoul: The Beauty Shoppers Haven