Tuesday, May 5, 2015

FOTD: Summer Glow

Oh what joy to be back in Manila with my family, to be back on my bed which I missed so much, to eat all my favorite food, and of course to hug my baby Epsilon :) The last 4 days in Baler were fun as we surfed and baked by the beach, I can't wait to do it again but admittedly, I had also missed the comforts of home. I'll blog about my Baler adventures separately but for now, let's kick off the week with a fresh FOTD. 

Alright! The products above are my key picks to achieve that natural and fresh summer glow:

Ellana Minerals Finishing Powder in Almond Coffee Cream - Php 499 *affiliate link
Had to change my shade since I started beaching, this skin-friendly loose mineral powder evens skintone, slightly blots out shine, and gives a natural (not overly matte) finish. 

Pop Beauty Bronze Beam in Rose Bronze - Php 750
Finely-milled blush/bronzer that you can apply where the light naturally hits your face like your brow bones, cheekbones, bridge of your nose, even on the chin. I have combi skin so I just apply a small amount on cheeks for added radiance. 

Ah, the star of this look. Two weeks ago when I visited the Happy Skin booth in Glorietta, I told their sales associate Joy that I was headed to the beach and was going to tan. I said I needed a lip color that would enhance it but would not make me look dead (nudes make me look sick and dead all the time). Without batting an eyelash she recommended Honeymoon Glow, and it was love at first swipe! 

The lippie is smooth and pigmented (though not as moisturizing as I wanted it to be), and although categorized as a terracotta nude, it imparts a rosy color [on me] that looks fresh and youthful. It's my go-to lip color now and I am contemplating on hoarding (so glad it's part of the permanent line). 

Other products used but not in photo:

So there you have it! Tell me, what are your favorite makeup products this summer? Share them with me in the comments :)


  1. I'll try that mascara in the middle of surfing season. Cos I just can't surf with fake lashes. =))

  2. But your lashes are #forever! Haha :D

  3. Thank you! I can skip the other products but it's the lippie that's the star talaga. I want to buy more 0.o

  4. Was this the same lip crayon Kari brought when we met last (that has been too long--lets meet na again!)? Anyway, you look so pretty--mala foreigner levelz. :*

  5. Same brand but different shade. Lol at foreigner levels but THANK YOU :D

  6. OMG you got some nice skin tone! Soo HOT! I have some Ellena products that I bought at goods.ph (https://www.goods.ph/searchProd.html?keywords=ellana) three months ago and I'm still amazed about its results.