Monday, March 28, 2016

Uber is making me fat (plus other realizations and life questions)

1. My reliance on uber is making me fat. Gone were the days when I'd (happily) commute, burning calories in the MRT or while waiting for a cab. Now, I can happily stay longer in a cafe or resto after my meeting because "I can get uber anytime." Why walk when you can Uber, right? And because of this, I've grown a pouch in my lower abdomen -- and I've never had that before!

2. Does LDR really work? I mean, seriously? This is currently disturbing me. Are my worries indicative of my lack of trust in people, myself, or my lack of faith in love? Or am I just being a realist and extinguishing something before it even gets somewhere?

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hoard-worthy: L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte 16HR Powder in Golden Beige

Ah, with summer in full swing it's time to re-evaluate our skin care and beauty products to complement the very hot Manila weather. I've joked numerous times to friends that I hate wearing a bra and would rather wear a bikini under clothes now because it's just too hot! As for makeup, my style has always been to wear as little makeup as possible, and not to pile on [pore-clogging] stuff. So yeah, my "makeup" routine just consists of the VMV Skintangible + powder foundation.

Okay let's get down to business. While I've professed my love for mineral makeup all the way and have been loyal to this one for years, the L'Oreal team recently sent their newest product which I declare is something you gotta check out. The L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte 16HR Powder promises to nix oil with its lightweight and airy formula. Hefty claims, I know, because commercial powder brands tend to break me out and the non-cakey claim? In this weather? I was more than willing to test this out.

Absorbs excess oil and reduces shine on the skin’s surface for up to 16 hours. The lightweight pressed powder can be used alone, to set foundation after application, and/or throughout the day for quick touch-ups.
Price: Php 500+ 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Start Your Summer Road Trip at Robinsons Department Store

Before you go on that much-needed road trip or fly off to a secluded island, make sure to take a pit-stop at Robinsons Department Store for this season’s hottest wardrobe selections and beauty must-haves.

With trendy bikini tops and cover-ups from Angelfish working double time as chic tops over your other favorite clothing pieces, be sure to be action-ready wherever your wanderlust takes you. Exciting and colorful swimwear selections from Sassa simply invites everyone to get excited with mixing and matching, leaving more room to express yourself.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Review: L’Oreal Brow Artist Designer Pro in 02 Light Brown

Hi, Ae here again from An Artechoke guest-blogging for Kira! Here's what I think about the new L’Oreal Brow Artist Designer Pro in 02 Light Brown.

Those who know [me and] my blog well would be familiar with my brow obsession. Brows are an essential part of my look, and I’m very involved with mine -- I never let anyone touch them. Which is not to say they’re picture perfect every time. That’s also part of it; if you see me with undone brows that means I pretty much want you to see them that way! And lately I’ve been subscribing to the not-so-sharp version, (not very cleanly plucked and no outlines) just lightly defined, nothing too contrived.
Which is why, I had a bit of a hard time using this new pencil+powder product from L’Oreal. Since I’ve turned (temporarily) away from my brow 'detailing' days, I suddenly have no use for shading powders and pigmented pencils. And to be honest, I’m having a hard time now even if I want to. 

This pen-like contraption actually opens up in three segments: one end is a spoolie, the other a twist up pencil, and the middle a sponge-tipped brow powder applicator. Really cool and convenient, very much like a James Bond-type beauty gadget!