Secret is Out! Sampleroom.Ph Mystery Product is Herbal Essences!

Secret is out! The Sampleroom.Ph Mystery Product is Herbal Essences! So a few weeks ago I received a mystery parcel from sampleroom and a lot of you were curious when I shared about it on YouTube Shorts. I believe some went and got their own samples so yay! Anyway, the reason why I am so thrilled to be a part of this is because this is the first time that SampleRoom created a #SampleRoomMysteryProduct campaign. If you are new to the blog and haven't heard of sampleroom, you can read a lot of my previous SR articles HERE

To continue, you weren't the only one who was curious weeks ago and like you, I did take the mystery sampling seriously and tried to guess what the mystery product it. I also tried it for several days before I shared which explains my happy smile in the photo below because I already know that I'm sharing something I like. 

Secret is Out! Sampleroom.Ph Mystery Product is Herbal Essences! 

Full videos at my instagram reels, just look for reals under @pinaybeautyandstyle

Now on to the review and reveal!

Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack Review

Today's review is about an oldie but goodie favorite of mine for more than 5 years now, the Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack. The reason why it took me so long to review this is that I only use this a few weeks a year when my skin is at its most dry. Now that winter is coming (enter Game of Thrones theme music), we are back at the time of the year when I buy my annual supply of Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack for use during the end of the year and early January. So what do I have to say and why do I keep buying this? Find out below!

Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack Review



Before anything else, I just want to make it clear that the Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack is not skin whitening at least for me. What it does is that it hydrate your skin so that your skin looks even-toned and brighter. It's all about that chok chok skin trend for Korean skincare. 

Kojie San Now Has Zero Pigment Light Technology for Their Hydramoist Soap and Skin Lightening Lotion

I've tried Kojie San products many years ago so now that they've come up with Kojie San Zero Pigment Light Technology, I'm curious enough to give their soaps and lotion another try! That will take a while, though, so in the meantime, I am sharing their press release below.

   Reach your beauty goals at twice the speed using Kojie.san soaps and lotions together

Do the two-step Kojie.san soaps and lotions to get better results and benefits of Zero Pigment Light

GET A HEALTHY COMPANION FOR LIFE WITH SIMPARICA TRIO

GET A HEALTHY COMPANION FOR LIFE WITH SIMPARICA TRIO! - this is the promise that Zoetis made when they introduced Simparica Trio to all dog parents and I am so happy to share that they are now truly available in the Philippines! 

Simparica Trio, Complete Protection in One Yummy Chewable Tablet

simparica trio 11-20 kg

I got a trial pack too so I can share my thoughts soon. But for now, the reason why I am all excited about this is because as a dog mom for almost 20 years, I know how much of a struggle it is to make sure that our furbabies are well and healthy. I remember having to buy multiple supplements and pet supplies just to make sure that my dog will be fully protected. There was a time when I had to buy different medications for tick prevention (topical), an oral liquid one for intestinal worms, and another oral one for heartworm prevention. It was such a struggle. But all of that is now in the past with Simparica Trio.

Simparica Trio review 10-20 kgs

I like the small size of the tablet. My dog tried another chewable preventive in the past but they are a lot bigger and it is difficult to get the full dose because my dog won't eat the entire tablet. She didn't have that issue with Simparica Trio, yay!

GRWM Cosmetics Radiance Tint Review Swatches and Price - Multi-Use Face Pigment for Everyone!

I am so thrilled to share with you the newest release from Get Ready With Me Cosmetics, the GRWM Cosmetics Radiance Tint! I know, I know, some people might get confused and think that it is a concealer or perhaps a foundation, but it really is a highly-pigmented multi-use face base that can work as a foundation, concealer, tint, color corrector, contour, highlighter, and more!

GRWM Cosmetics Radiance Tint Review Swatches and Price - Multi-Use Face Pigment for Everyone!

GRWM Cosmetics Radiance Tint Review Swatches and Price

What is the GRWM Cosmetics Radiance Tint?

An Impawfect World Made Pawfect: New Normal Care Tips For Your Dog

My dog has been with me for more than 12 years, and even more during the past 2 years because of the pandemic. I can't imagine a world without my little girl, even though she's a lot older than me now in dog years, hahah! Which is why I'm sharing the dog care tips article below from the trusted dog care brand, Simparica. I wouldn't have been with my dog for this long if I've lost her to tick disease, ehrlichiosis, which she got in late 2016. She almost left me that time and so it is now part of my advocacy to promote responsible pet ownership. Keep on reading An Impawfect World Made Pawfect: New Normal Care Tips for your dog to find out more about why Simparica Trio should be a part of your pooch care for the new normal!

Photo of my baby girl during one of her vet visits for tax :) this was when she lost weight and it turned out that she got ehrlichiosis and also developed closed pyometra. She's much better now thanks to anti-tick and anti-flea maintenance and the good veterinarians at UP Veterinary hospital, yay!

An Impawfect World Made Pawfect: New Normal Care Tips For Your Dog

GRWM Cosmetics Aqua Tint Review Swatches Price and more!

It's been such a long time since I had time to blog about makeup and that is because I am so busy with my advance studies as well as lecture load for teaching. I hardly have time for makeup these days and really prefer cosmetics that are long-wearing, fuss-free, and don't smudge under masks so I am so glad to report my findings after trying out the GRWM Cosmetics Aqua Tint for a full month!

GRWM Cosmetics Aqua Tint Review Swatches Price and more!


GRWM Cosmetics Aqua Tint dropped a few weeks ago and got me through a month-long ordeal of endless zoom meetings, deadlines, and more. These aqua tints are watery and gel-like in texture, are easy to apply and blend, and can be used for the eyes, cheek, and lips. The product doesn't transfer, bleed, or smudge after fully dry so this was my BFF for the days that I am chugging on with just 2 hours of sleep. 

What is the GRWM Cosmetics Aqua Tint?

Hakubi White C is Now in The Philippines! Here is What You Need to Know About This Japanese Skin Whitening Brand!

Hakubi White C is now in the Philippines and I was one of the few top bloggers and media people in the Philippines who was invited to be a part of the online brand launch made possible by SATO Pharmaceuticals, One Mega Group, and TheHuddleRoom. I first heard about this Japanese skin whitening brand in Thai skincare groups and I am so glad that they're now locally available via Shopee Philippines as well as Watson's stores nationwide. Read on below for my exclusive behind-the-scenes chika! #japaneseskincare #jbeauty #beautythatilluminates #Hakubeamwithbeauty #hakubiwhitec #hakubiph #hakubiskinwhitening #skincarelaunch 

Hakubi White C is Now in The Philippines! #HakuBeamWithBeauty



Now, I know that the packaging can look quite intimidating or almost medical-like for some people but this is a thing that Japanese brands do. Either they go super Kawaii or go for minimalist aesthetic. The products do not smell or look like medicine, I can assure you.

A total of 4 products in 3 different formats (gel, cream, tablets) was launched. They are the Hakubi White C tablets, Hakubi Q10 Cream, Hakubi BB Cream, and Hakubi White C Gel. 


Hakubi White C tablets, Hakubi Q10 Cream, Hakubi BB Cream, and Hakubi White C Gel

I must say that introvert me miss going to events and I realized that upon seeing some familiar faces during the launch hosted by Bianca Valerio. There were more people but I only managed to get one screencap and you can only see the top of my head because I was looking down at the screencap buttons, haha!

So, What is the Scoop with J-Beauty Skincare Brand Hakubi White C?

Maybelline Mask-Friendly Makeup Recommendations

It has been such a long time since I published something on this blog because I was busy with work and my other blogs. Of course, I haven't forgotten the PinayBeautyAndStyle Blog and the Pinay Beauty And Style Youtube channel but I've been mostly using the same things over and over again and so I had almost nothing new to share. It's only been a few weeks ago that I restarted with using makeup again on a daily basis and a dilemma I've had was to find mask-friendly makeup products that are affordable and that people can easily buy so that I can share them with you guys. Admittedly I have been mostly using products that are meant for theater and makeup artists for the past months so this was truly challenging for me. Enter Maybelline! 

My Maybelline Mask-Friendly Makeup Recommendations

My Maybelline Mask-Friendly Makeup Recommendations

It wasn't a secret that Maybelline was one of the first makeup brands that I used decades ago, grabe tita age na talaga. Although I lean towards Kbeauty and Jbeauty these days and try to use cruelty-free makeup most of the time, I still get Maybelline products from friends and family who know how much of a Maybelline girl I used to be. Instead of letting the products sit around, I use them and try them so that I can spare my readers the effort of having to do this themselves. 

Secrets to Salon Hair Experience at Home with Pantene!

It has been more than a year since I've been to any salon or spa or any sort and although I am the type who don't usually go for a full-on pampering session, I must admit that I miss it badly. Thankfully, I've been trying out some of Pantene's newest products and am able to get a little bit of the salon hair experience at home with the Pantene Keratin new formulation which is why I wanted to share with you their Press Release that made me try their new products!

Get Secrets to Salon Hair Experience at Home with Pantene!

The unruly, overgrown, problematic hair that we now have to deal with needs the salon TLC that it deserves. By now, we all probably miss the experience of being in the salon — the smell, atmosphere, and fulfillment that a pampered and good looking head of hair makes us feel.

REVIEW Spotlight Cosmetics Lipstick Swatches - Superstar Creamy Lips is Great for Dry Lips!

Spotlight Cosmetics launched about a year ago but I've only started using their Superstar Creamy Lips at the onset of summer in the Philippines because my lips are extra dry. I guess I have been so used with using tints and long-lasting liquid lipsticks that using bullet lipsticks just took the back burner for me.  Anywhoo, I finally gave them a try and ended up liking them that I have used them a few times a week for the last 3 months. Here is my review for the Spotlight Cosmetics SuperStar Creamy Lips!

Spotlight Cosmetics Lipstick Review + Swatches - Superstar Creamy Lips is Great for Dry Lips!


Spotlight Cosmetics SuperStar Creamy Lips swatches review

What is Spotlight Cosmetics Superstar Creamy Lips?


EB Advance Silky Brow Liner Review Swatches from Ever Bilena

I don't remember blogging here about a brow product because brow products are normally challenging to write about so I just feature them in videos most of the time. Today, I have been very tired and worn out and literally couldn't summon the strength to do much except manage to put on a little bit of Belo SunExpert Whitening Sunscreen, Belo SunExpert Loose Powder, GRWM Cosmetics Milk Tints, and brows courtesy of EB Advance Silky Brow Liner so yeah, time to review these brow liners!

This will be a very short blog review because there is not much to say about brow liners so I will just talk about the most important details. And yes, just in case you are wondering, EB Advance is Cruelty-free and paraben-free, yay!

EB Advance Silky Brow Liner Review Swatches

EB Advance Silky Brow Liner Review Swatches 

What is the EB Advance Silky Brow Liner?


REVIEW Miss Rose Highlighter with Swatches! Cheap Highlighting Powder for Summer!

I haven't featured a standalone highlighter review in a few weeks and so here I am sharing my thoughts on Miss Rose Highlighter. This is just a very short post because I am so busy these days but I figured to share this because the product has been performing well since I bought it more than a year ago. I believe this was in my Chinese Makeup Haul.

Miss Rose Shimmer Highlighter Review with Swatches! Cheap Highlighting Powder for Summer!


Miss Rose Shimmer Highlighter

What is Miss Rose Shimmer Highlighter?


Hyaloo Aqua Plus is HERE! Affordable Hyaluronic Acid Skincare for Intense Skin Hydration! #HyalooPh #HappyHydration

Hyaloo Ph was officially launched a few weeks ago and I am so happy to share with you their Aqua Plus range because I have pily but dehydrated skin! For those who may not be aware, oily skin is usually the skin's defense mechanism for dryness or dehydration. When you hydrate your skin properly, you also help address the oiliness and HyalooPh does that with the popular skincare ingredient Hyaluronic acid!

Just to be clear, this is an introduction and a little bit of first impressions. I will post a separate review after I am able to test these for a few weeks. 

Hyaloo Aqua Plus is HERE! Affordable Hyaluronic Acid Skincare for Intense Skin Hydration!


Hyaloo Aqua Plus review dehydrated oily skin

What is Hyaloo Ph Aqua Plus?


REVIEW Sace Lady Liquid Blush Swatches, Price and Wear Test! Affordable Serum Blush that's Cruelty-Free!

Sace Lady Cosmetics is quite new to me still and so far I have been loving their liquid blush that I got from my Sace Lady Cosmetics Makeup Haul HERE. By the way, this brand piqued my interest not just because their products are affordable but also because Sace Lady is Cruelty-Free.

Sace Lady Liquid Blush Review Swatches, Price and Wear Test! Affordable Serum Blush that's Cruelty-Free!

Sace Lady Liquid Blush Review Swatches

What is Sace Lady Liquid Blush?


REVIEW EB Advance BB Cream Whitening and Anti Wrinkle - Full Coverage BB Cream for Summer!

EB Advance BB Cream Whitening and Anti Wrinkle are among the first Ever Bilena products that I have tried and reviewed at the PinayBeautyAndStyle channel and for some reason, just forgot to write about this here on the blog. If you are looking for a review video of the EB Advance BB Compact powder, see HERE or if you want a written review of the EB Advance BB Compact powder, see HERE. This blog review is just for the EB Advance BB Cream. 

By the way, I featured the older version of the EB Advance BB Cream at my Battle of the BB Creams post HERE and also as part of my video on Pinay Makeup Starter Kit

EB Advance BB Cream Whitening Anti Wrinkle Review


EB Advance BB Cream Whitening and Anti Wrinkle - Full Coverage BB Cream for Summer

What is the EB Advance BB Cream?


SACE LADY Makeup Haul and Review 2021! So Many NEW Affordable Makeup and It's ON SALE! Lazada and Shopee Makeup Sale!

Sace Lady Makeup is quite new to me and I bought a bunch that I will be sharing reviews of soon. However, since it is the Lazada and Shopee mid-year sale again soon, I figured what better way to splurge than try a new affordable makeup brand, right? So here I am sharing my haul and my first impressions or first comments until I can post a Sace Lady Cosmetics Review video!

SACE LADY Makeup Haul! So Many Affordable Makeup and It's ON SALE! Lazada and Shopee Makeup Sale!


Sace Lady Philippines Makeup Cosmetics

What is Sace Lady Cosmetics?


Taking Care of My Mental Health with Free Games Online at Plays.Org Because Yes, Gaming Is Self-Care!

Taking care of my mental health is my top priority these days and so I am back to enjoying free games online. This post is a follow-up to my blog post on Gaming Is Self-Care! One of My Best Kept Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets is Taking Care of My Mental Health!(<---pssst, that is a link) I wrote that blog a week ago because someone pointed out that it looks like I like gaming and then the conversation went to how gaming can have health and beauty benefits and how playing free online games can be considered as valid self-care.

I primarily play free games online when I am very stressed. The more stressed I am, the more I feel compelled to 'escape'. That is why I play free games online as part of taking care of my mental health!

Taking Care of My Mental Health with Free Games Online at Plays.Org Because Yes, Gaming Is Self-Care!

free Games Online at Plays.Org Gaming Is Self-Care

It is no secret that playing digital games is an effective stress reliever for a lot of people. For me, gaming is a healthy and fun way to divert my anxiety and refocus my energy when I feel overwhelmed by deadlines, work, and other worries. I really believe that gaming is self-care and a productive one to boot!

How Can Playing Online Games Be Considered As Self-Care? Free Games Online gaming is Self-Care

REVIEW Squad Cosmetics Cheek to Cheek Duo Blush Highlighter Price Swatches Couplet

Squad Cosmetics released a bunch of budget-friendly cosmetics when they launched and one of them is their Cheek to Cheek Duo Blush Highlighter which comes in several shade combinations. I was drawn to the brand because of their cute pink packaging plus their products were featured when Manny MUA made a video using Filipino Makeup Brands so yeah, I made some purchases a few months ago and here we are with a Squad Cosmetics Cheek to Cheek Duo Blush Highlighter Review plus Swatches!

Squad Cosmetics Cheek to Cheek Duo Blush Highlighter Review Swatches : Couplet


Squad Cosmetics Cheek to Cheek Duo Blush Highlighter Review Swatches Price

What is the Squad Cosmetics Cheek to Cheek Duo Blush Highlighter?


REVIEW Careline Play to Slay Palette Swatches Price Sale! Versatile Cruelty-Free Makeup for Teens!

Careline by Ever Bilena is known as a Filipino Makeup Brand that caters to teens but honestly, I think that their recent releases in the past 5 years are good enough to propel Careline as a brand for all makeup enthusiasts. I've reviewed so many Careline products from the brand for the past 3 years including the bestsellers Careline Multi-Sticks, Careline Graph-Ink Liner, and Careline Glow Getter Palette. Today, I'm reviewing and sharing swatches of the Careline Play to Slay Palette. 

By the way, here are more Careline Makeup Reviews, and yes, Careline is Cruelty-Free!

Careline Play to Slay Palette Review and Swatches! Versatile Makeup for Teens!

careline play to slay palette review swatches price

What is the Careline Play to Slay Palette?


REVIEW Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation + Shades Swatches! Great Foundation for Oily Combination Skin!

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation has been a mainstay in my makeup routine for the past few weeks and I thought that since summer is in full blast where I am, then it is time to share my review for this long-wearing full coverage foundation!

By the way, I posted a review for the Revlon Colorstay Lifeproof Foundation Stick HERE and also a review for the Revlon Colorstay Endless Glow Highlighter HERE

REVIEW Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation + Shades Swatches! Great Foundation for Oily Combination Skin!


Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation Review Shades Swatches

What is the Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation?


Puritans Pride Immune Boosters Are Now in the Philippines! Affordable Health Supplements and Vitamins to Protect You from Covid-19!

Puritans Pride Philippines Immune Boosters are needed now more than ever so I am revamping this blog entry from last year to showcase Puritans Pride supplements that are available in the Philippines plus adding an update about how they worked for me via my video!

Please excuse that I am using the photos I took for YeyAndie Blog. I own both blogs so this shouldn't be an issue but just adding this here just in case you wonder how come the watermark is not PinayBeautyAndStyle Blog for some of the photos. 

Puritans Pride Philippines Immune Boosters 

Puritans Pride Immune Boosters Are Now in the Philippines! Affordable Health Supplements and Vitamins to Protect You from Covid-19!

Affordable Health Supplements and Vitamins to Protect You from Covid-19!

REVIEW Spotlight Rising Star Lip and Cheek Paint by Spotlight Cosmetics + Swatches, Price, and SALE! Flattering Stain Tints for Everyone!

Spotlight Cosmetics Rising Star Lip and Cheek Paint is not on my review list until next month but my friend said that this hydrating lip and cheek tint is going on sale for Lazada 6.6 Sale and Shopee 6.6 sale and asked me for a review so here we are! Spotlight Cosmetics Rising Star Lip and Cheek Paint Review and Swatches

Spotlight Cosmetics Rising Star Lip and Cheek Paint Review and Swatches - Flattering Tints!


Spotlight Lip and Cheek Paint Review and Swatches ever bilena

What is the Rising Star Lip & Cheek Paint by Spotlight Cosmetics? Is it A Paint, A Tint? Or a Stain?


REVIEW Good Virtues Co Helpful and Delightful Conditioner and Happy and Heavenly Shampoo with Black Seed Oil for Sensitive Scalp

Good Virtues Co Helpful and Delightful Conditioner and Happy and Heavenly Shampoo are two Good Virtues Co products that I have been using for years. I can't believe that I totally forgot to review them considering that they are part of my usual shower time repertoire. I don't even remember how many times I repurchased both from my suki BeautyMNL and have also reviewed the Good Virtues Co Hair Serum HERE

Well, today is the day that I am going to talk about how much I love Good Virtues Co Helpful and Delightful Conditioner and Happy and Heavenly Shampoo. Just a bit worried that I won't do them justice because hair products are so difficult to review. Note that I am using my photos from early 2018 because I don't have time to take new ones so please excuse the quality.

REVIEW Good Virtues Co Helpful and Delightful Conditioner and Happy and Heavenly Shampoo


REVIEW Good Virtues Co Helpful and Delightful Conditioner and Happy and Heavenly Shampoo

What is Good Virtues Co? What Makes Their Products Special?


REVIEW Focallure We Care Your Favors Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Price, Wear Test!

Focallure is a Cruelty-Free Makeup Brand from China that I have been meaning to review in the PinayBeautyAndStyle Blog and YeyAndie Blog since 2017 or 2018. I just got sidetracked with my other blogging projects and simply wasn't able to post a written review but that's gonna change today! We'll be featuring the Focallure We Care Your Palette complete with swatches and review summary later

Focallure We Care Your Favors Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches, Price, Wear Test!


Focallure eyeshadow review swatches

What is Focallure We Care Your Favors Eyeshadow Palette?


REVIEW Watsons Glutathione Gummies Price Where to Buy! Is it a Skin Whitener or An Immune Booster?

Watsons Glutathione Gummies with Collagen and Camu Camu first caught my eye in an aisle at the store because I was looking for flavored lozenges. I hate taking tablets and capsules so I figured to give this a try and see if they taste good plus if they truly work as an antioxidant and as a health supplement for skin whitening. After all, that's what glutathione supplements are known for, right?

Watsons Glutathione Gummies Review Price Where to Buy 


Watsons Glutathione Gummies Review Price Where to Buy

Are Glutathione Gummies Effective for Skin Whitening or Just for Immune Boosting?


Gaming Is Self-Care! One of My Best Kept Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets is Taking Care of My Mental Health!

Gaming is self-care! That's what I told one IG follower when she spotted me having a game on my iPad while I was filming an unboxing video on Instagram and asked me if it was ever an issue with my image online. I said no and I see no reason why that would be the case. She was so happy because she thought the same but was just a bit conscious about how women gamers are perceived, especially that there seems to be a divide between 'real gamer girls' and the 'gaming ladies' VS 'true gamers'. 


Anyway, categories aside, I am a firm believer in taking care of yourself and your mental health if you want to age gracefully. It just so happens that some people like me enjoy playing online games or digital games for entertainment. It also works for coping with being cooped up at home especially at this time. 

But who am I kidding, right? I've been playing online games since I was in college! I find that I perform better when I have presentations and exams after I played some DOTA and Ragnarok back in my engineering days. Then I went into the medical field and I played digital games on my phone every break as a way to help me refocus when I have to digest hundreds of pages of medical text. 

Those were certainly the good old days! So yes, I dare say that gaming is self-care! And in fact, it is one of my best-kept anti-aging beauty secrets for taking care of my mental health now that I am nearly in my 40s!

Health and Beauty Benefits of Entertaining Your Mind with Gaming for Self Care

Gaming Is Self-Care! One of My Best Kept Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets is Taking Care of My Mental Health!

REVIEW Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Lipstick Swatches - Long Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick to Try!

Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Lipstick is definitely on the top of my list of the most long-wearing lipsticks of all time, and that includes everything I have tried in all sorts of price range. I know this blog review is a bit late (I got a video review too a long time ago), after all, I have been using Cathy Doll products for the past 4 years and have posted so many review videos but today is the day that I have finally run out of my last Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Lipstick!

I first got to try this long-wearing matte liquid lipstick at the Cathy Doll Philippines first year anniversary that I wrote about HERE, and loved this lippie since then. Yes, I know that there are so many other liquid lipstick products in the market but this is really good. Most trendy products stop producing 2 years after the launch but this is still selling like hotcakes and is well-loved not just in the Philippines and Thailand (where Cathy Doll is from) but also other ASEAN countries and as far away as Russia and other Russian states. If you're also a tsismosa when it comes to makeup, YOU KNOW!

Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Lipstick Swatches and Review

Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Lipstick Swatches Review

What is the Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Lipstick


REVIEW VT Cosmetics Cica Skincare! They Got A Cleanser, Smoother, Essence Sun Care, Mask, and Cream with Centella Asiatica!

VT Cosmetics launched their Cica Skincare line last year in early 2020 and so many things have happened since then! Just for transparency, VT Cosmetics Korea did send me the products I will be talking about here but their PR parcel was held in customs due to the lockdown. I thought it was never going to arrive so I purchased everything in Shopee too, and then my PR parcel arrived, haha! So anyway that's the story of how I ended up giving some VT Cosmetics Cica Skincare products in my Instagram huge skincare giveaway.

Now that we got that cleared up, let me introduce you to the Cica Skincare line from VT Cosmetics!

VT Cosmetics Cica Skincare! They Got A Cleanser, Smoother, Essence Sun Care, Mask, and Cream!


VT Cosmetics Cica Skincare! They Got A Cleanser, Smoother, Essence Sun Care, Mask, and Cream!

Cica Benefits for Skincare? Is It the Same As Centella Asiatica?

Cathy Doll Perfect Summer New Products for 2021! Soothing Gel, Color Tint Hair Treatment, Masks, and Body Sun Serum!

Summer is in and it's time to indulge in better skincare plus fun hair colors! The products that I am going to share with you below were sent by their marketing team last year but I haven't posted a written review yet, just videos on youtube and facebook. After testing them for a few months, I can now share my verdict and tell you why they are great for summer! And btw, since I receive plenty of inquiries about this topic, yes, Cathy Doll is cruelty-free!

Cathy Doll Perfect Summer Products for 2021! Check Out the NEW Soothing Gel, Color Tint Hair Treatment, Masks, and Body Sun Serum!

Cathy Doll Perfect Summer New Products for 2021! cathy doll is cruelty free

What's New with Cathy Doll? 


SKJN Collagen Review - The Best Japanese Collagen Supplement?

I posted a SKJN Collagen Review video at the PinayBeautyAndStyleBlog youtube channel almost a year ago and so after a long time of using it, I decided it's time to post a review post for the blog readers out there who are looking for an effective collagen supplement review. 

I've been taking collagen supplements on and off for more than a decade now. let's just say that I have a love-hate relationship with collagen supplements because most of the tablets available in the Philippines are too large and those that are in powder form are often difficult to dissolve and are either tasteless or have an aftertaste. Since I discovered some easy-to-drink collagen supplements 2 years ago, some have become my favorites and later, you can check them out at my review link for my list of Effective Collagen Supplement Reviews.

SKJN Collagen Review - The Best Japanese Collagen Supplement?


SKJN Collagen Review - The Best Japanese Collagen Supplement?

What is SKJN Collagen?

REVIEW Neutral Squad Eyeshadow Palette from Squad Cosmetics - Every Day Makeup for The Girl Next Door!

Squad Cosmetics finally made it to my blog! I've been reviewing some squad cosmetics products at the vlog and instagram but I haven't written a blog post because I pretty much went AWOL from the blogging world last year. I'm going to be sharing about the Neutral Squad Eyeshadow Palette from Squad Cosmetics because it is the most versatile amongst the makeup I bought from them after they were featured in Manny MUA's video. If you're a makeup beginner and wanting to try a neutral eyeshadow palette to practice on, this palette is a good buy for you. I'm not a beginner but I enjoyed it so I am quite sure that you will too!

REVIEW Neutral Squad Eyeshadow Palette from Squad Cosmetics - Every Day Makeup for The Girl Next Door!


REVIEW Neutral Squad Eyeshadow Palette from Squad Cosmetics - Every Day Makeup for The Girl Next Door!

What is the Neutral Squad Eyeshadow Palette from Squad Cosmetics?


Best Soothing Gel REVIEW Battle! I Compared 7 Soothing Gels to Know Which is The Best! #TheFaceShop #NatureRepublic #Esfolio #PaxMoly

Best soothing gel is a common question poised by my readers and followers because I have been featuring soothing gels in my IG stories for quite a while. I published a Battle of the Soothing Gels review video 2 years ago and since it is summer again, it is time for a write-up. To date, I have tried over 15 soothing gels but I will only be reviewing my top 7 which are readily available in top Korean Skincare websites and skincare distributors in the Philippines and the rest of the world. I did not include ones that are difficult to buy and/or did not perform well in comparison with other soothing gels. 

Best Soothing Gel REVIEW Battle! I Compared 7 Soothing Gels to Know Which is The Best!

Best Soothing Gel REVIEW Battle thefaceshop esfolio pax moly nature republic

What Is A Soothing Gel? What Are The Uses for A Soothing Gel?

Got Myself Affordable Graded Eyeglasses at EO Optical! Anti Radiation and Anti Blue Light Technology

Affordable eyeglasses are something that I have been on the lookout for, for years as I have bad eyesight but it seems that affordable eyeglasses are also easy to break. Today, I am sharing my experience getting affordable or cheap eyeglasses from EO Optical back in May 2017 and how the glasses survived with me through the years. Yes, I've been wearing these glasses for the past 4 years and have gone hiking with me, traveled with me, and my favorite cheap eyeglasses for the gym!

Got Myself Affordable Eyeglasses at EO Optical!


Got Myself Affordable Eyeglasses at EO Optical

I wasn't planning to buy affordable eyeglasses or any glasses for that matter when I bought this from EO Optical a few years back but I have just been to an Ever Bilena Big Beauty event and accidently left my glasses in a cab. Thankfully, my Uber destination was Landmark Trinoma because I wanted to buy some grocery so when I saw that they have an EO Optical, I went in and happily came home with these affordable eyeglasses that have become a favorite over the years.

I usually buy my stylish and affordable glasses at Firmoo, by the way, but I will write about that later. To date, I bought 5 pairs from them for the past 4 years and love all!

So Why Buy Your Affordable Graded Lenses from EO Optical?

REVIEW Sunset Dream Palette by Detail Cosmetics + Swatches - Bright Eyeshadow by Detail Makeover

Detail Cosmetics has been releasing so many good eyeshadow palettes for the past 2 years and one of my favorites is the Sunset Dream Palette. My readers and subscribers have been asking me to compare this with the Careline Play To Slay Palette and I will do that later in this blog post. But yes, if you're looking for a versatile bright eyeshadow palette that happens to be from a Cruelty-Free makeup brand in the Philippines, then keep on reading!

Detail Cosmetics Sunset Dream Palette Review - Bright Eyeshadow by Detail Makeover


Detail Cosmetics Sunset Dream Palette Review - Bright Eyeshadow by Detail Makeover

What is the Sunset Dream Eyeshadow Palette by Detail Cosmetics?


REVIEW PureHeals Propolis 80 Ampoule Gel Gentle Skin Healing Hydrating Cream for Sensitive Skin

PureHeals is a Korean Skincare Brand that produces products for people with sensitive skin or easily irritated skin. Their skincare items are made with natural ingredients and stand by being PURE and HEALING, hence the name, PureHeals. 

PureHeals Propolis 80 Ampoule Gel Review Hydrating Cream for Sensitive Skin


PureHeals Propolis Ampoule Gel Review Hydrating Cream for Sensitive Skin

What is the PureHeals Propolis 80 Ampoule Gel?

REVIEW SnailWhite Whipp Soap Gold VS Snail White Whitening Soap from NAMU - Are They Effective Skin Whiteners?

Effective skin whitening products or skin whiteners are one of the most popular topics that people ask me about because I have fair skin for a Filipina. So what do I think about Namu SnailWhite Whipp Soap Original VS Snail White Whipp Gold Whitening Soap? Are they effective skin whiteners or are there better whitening soaps out there? 

SnailWhite Whipp Soap VS Snail White Gold Namu Whitening Soap Review - Are They Effective Skin Whiteners? 

SnailWhite Whipp Soap VS Snail White Gold Namu Whitening Soap Review - Are They Effective Skin Whiteners?

What is SnailWhite Whipp Soap from NAMU?


SnailWhite Whipp Soap is a skin brightening band skin whitening facial bar from Thailand. NAMU skincare manufacturer formulated the whipp soap with snail essence so it got a characteristic-rich thick foam that helped propel it to notoriety. 

There are so many whitening soaps from Thailand that use the name Snail White or SnailWhite so just being clear that I will be only talking about the SnailWhite Whipp Soap from NAMU in the original version and the newer-released gold version. 

Is SnailWhite Whipp Soap Effective for Skin Whitening? How About Snail White Whipp Gold?

REVIEW Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - Is It A Good Concealer for Acne Prone and Sensitive Skin? #maybellineph #drugstoremakeup #TipidBeauty

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer is something that I've always had in my makeup kit. I've been using this for years and this has remained my favorite for so long that I hoarded several tubes a few years back. Now that I am on my last one, it is time for a review!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer Review - Is It A Good Concealer for Acne Prone and Sensitive Skin?


Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer Review - Is It A Good Concealer for Acne Prone and Sensitive Skin

I have acne-prone and sensitive skin so I need a concealer that is light enough to use under the eye, has enough coverage to cover my pimple marks, and can withstand the scorching heat of the Philippine climate without sliding off my combination-oily skin. If you have the same skin issues, you will probably like the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer!

What Is The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer?

REVIEW GRWM Cosmetics Multi-Use Creamy Tint Swatches with WEAR TEST of the Milk Tints for 3 DAYS

GRWM Cosmetics Multi-Use Creamy Tint also goes by the name GRWM Cosmetics Milk Tint so don't be confused by the name. They are the same product from the new Filipino Cruelty-Free Makeup Brand, GRWM Cosmetics by Mae Layug. 

GRWM Cosmetics Multi-Use Creamy Tint Swatches + Review 


GRWM Cosmetics Multi Use Creamy Tint Swatches Review with WEAR TEST of the Milk Tints for 3 DAYS

What is the GRWM Cosmetics Multi-Use Creamy Tint? 

  1. GRWM Cosmetics Milk Tint is a multi-use creamy tint that is like a cross of the best characteristics of Colourette ColourTints and EB Advance Power Paint. 
  2. You get a cream tint that spreads like a water-based product but has the soft feel and richness of an oil-based balm with the saturation and diffused quality of a powder. 

REVIEW Careline Glow Getter Palette Price and Swatches

Careline Glow Getter has been in my stash for more than a year now but I just didn't have a chance to write a stand-alone review for it in the past. It is one of the most affordable multi-purpose face palettes in the Philippine Drugstore Makeup aisle that is readily available and affordable. It is cruelty-free and vegan too! I just don't reach out for it as often because the shades are more suitable for someone with a morena skin tone and I have fair skin but considering everything, it's a good buy!

Careline Glow Getter Review, Price, and Swatches


Careline Glow Getter Review, Price, and Swatches

I say that this is a good buy because I can't blame a makeup product that I bought to review for not being perfectly made for my skin tone. With this said, the Careline Glow Getter palette only has one shade combination available. It just so happens that I have other palettes that are better for me but I will still review this for those who might be interested.

What is the Careline Glow Getter Palette?

GRWM Cosmetics by Mae Layug Launch and Sneak Peek! Plus ALL The Tsismax! #GoalGetters #GRWMCosmetics

GRWM Cosmetics is finally HERE! Well, I am just a bit too excited but come May 15, 2021, GRWM Cosmetics will officially launch in Lazada and Shopee and we'll have a new Proudly Pinoy Filipino Makeup Brand that happens to be cruelty-free too! Find most of what I know so far plus get a sneak peek of the GRWM Cosmetics Multi-Use Creamy Tint Swatches below!

GRWM Cosmetics by Mae Layug Launch and Sneak Peek! Here Is ALL The Tsismax!


GRWM Cosmetics by Mae Layug Launch and Sneak Peek! Plus ALL The Tsismax! #GoalGetters #GRWMCosmetics

What is GRWM Cosmetics? Is it Cruelty-Free?

REVIEW EB Advance Power Paint Swatches! Better Than or Dupe for Glossier Cloud Paint?

EB Advance Power Paint faced a bit of controversy last year in the local makeup scene because some people thought that this product is a shameless copycat of the Glossier Cloud Paint. This is why I took down my first review because I wanted to check if there is any truth to the wild accusations. Anyway, after looking around online, I found out that there are a bunch of similar-looking and similar-marketed products all over the world and none were met with the same controversy with the cancel culture crowd. Also found out that Glossier wasn't even the first the come out with the same concept anyway so meh, it really was just a small-scale social media frenzy for nothing except typical beauty world drama more so that Maybelline Cheek Heat was released a few weeks ago and it didn't get the same treatment from the Philippine cancel culture crowd for some reason. Smaller local brands released products with similar-looking packaging and concept too so yeah, the controversy was just weird. At any rate, besides the packaging, the EB Advance Power Paint is a different product in my experience and I've been using it for about half a year now. Read up on my thoughts below!

EB Advance Power Paint Review and Swatches! Better Than or Dupe for Glossier Cloud Paint?

EB Advance Power Paint Review and Swatches! Better Than or Dupe for Glossier Cloud Paint?

What is the EB Advance Power Paint? 

REVIEW Teviant Senorita Eyeshadow Swatches - A Versatile Neutral Palette With Pops of Color

Teviant Senorita Eyeshadow Palette is something that I have been meaning to review for months now because I have been enjoying this neutral eyeshadow palette so much. Although I also enjoy out-of-the-ordinary and warm eyeshadow palettes like the Teviant Queen palette, there's just something about neutrals that always make me go back to it. I guess I don't really have to explain why when you see the Teviant Senorita Swatches at the later part of the review!

Teviant Senorita Eyeshadow Swatches and Review - A Versatile Neutral Palette With Pops of Color

Teviant Senorita Eyeshadow Swatches and Review - A Versatile Neutral Palette With Pops of Color

What is the Teviant Senorita Eyeshadow Palette?

Affordable Filipino Paraben-Free and Cruelty-Free Makeup for Summer in the Philippines

One of the most common questions that subscribers and followers ask me about on Instagram and Youtube is asking about affordable cruelty-free makeup in the Philippines and what recommendations I have for paraben-free makeup that they can use for summer. I would get a few DMs and emails about this per week all the time so I just figured to write a blog post so I can simply send a link for my Filipino makeup reviews. 

A lot of my followers and subscribers and followers don't even know that I blog, same as blog readers don't often care for Instagram content or Youtube content. Anyway here are my recommendations for Affordable Filipino Paraben-Free and Cruelty-Free Makeup for Summer in the Philippines so everyone is happy!

Affordable Filipino Paraben-Free and Cruelty-Free Makeup for Summer in the Philippines

Affordable Filipino Paraben-Free and Cruelty-Free Makeup for Summer in the Philippines

Best Makeup for Summer in the Philippines

Korean Skincare Products for Dehydrated Sensitive Acne Prone Skin That REALLY Works

Korean skincare has been my skin savior since I've hit my 30s a long time ago. I used to use a lot of western skincare products but they always end up too heavy for me or just not working as claimed. This could be because they're formulated for a totally different climate but I really think that it also has something to do with certain skin characteristics that are not universal. Anyway, since I've switched to using mostly Korean skincare products, I noticed a huge difference in my skin as well as how good each product performs. I have nothing against Western skincare brands btw, but since I am currently based in the Philippines and am ethnically Asian, it just makes sense to use products that are made for Asian skin. 

Korean Skincare Favorites for Dehydrated Sensitive Acne Prone Skin

Korean Skincare Products for Dehydrated Sensitive Acne Prone Skin That REALLY Works

Why Use Korean Skincare?


What I shared above are just a few of the reasons why I chose to switch to mostly Korean skincare products. I say mostly because I still use products from everywhere but yeah, because I have dehydrated sensitive, and acne-prone skin, it just makes more sense to make the switch.

REVIEW Mise En Scene Damage Care Perfect Repair Serum! Is This The Best Hair Serum for Dry and Colored Hair?

Mise En Scene hair care products have been a staple of my hair care routine for the past 3 or 4 years since I discovered them via Althea Korea Beauty Boxes. In my video reviews, it is not a secret that I am a huge fan of Japanese Hair Products and Korean Hair Care products and I am so glad to share one of them today. The photos below are from 2 years ago but the review is my experience with the Mise En Scene Damage Care Perfect Repair Serum for years and years.

Mise En Scene Damage Care Perfect Repair Serum Review

Mise En Scene Damage Care Perfect Repair Serum Review! Is This The Best Hair Serum for Dry and Colored Hair?

What is the Damage Care Perfect Repair Serum by Mise En Scene?


REVIEW Megan Peel Off Mask ClayMask in Charcoal - Really Detoxifying and Lightening?

It's summer again and I realized that I haven't written yet about my perenial summer favorite, Megan Peel Off Clay Mask! My video review about the Megan Peel Off ClayMask was uploaded more than 2 years ago and since then, I have been using this mask to help remove blackheads almost every month. My favorite time to use this is during summer because my pores are more enlarged and my blackheads are more visible. You must have figured by now that this is a rave review but then, I don't really write about product flops anyway so yeah, keep on reading!

Megan Peel Off Mask ClayMask in Charcoal Review


Megan Peel Off Mask ClayMask in Charcoal Review

Watch Megan Peel Off ClayMask Charcoal Review Video below!

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