I need to give myself a break

The Best Friend always says that I’m too hard on myself. He usually tells me this when I rant to him about how shitty I am as a friend/daughter/worker. Hell, he tells me this when I tell him about how shitty I am overall as a person.

Most of the time, I feel inadequate. Like somehow I’m failing at life. I feel like I’m mediocre at everything, from blogging to makeup application to being a girlfriend. I like being perceived as a jolly person (I’ve heard that more than once) because it makes me feel like I’m contributing to the world somehow.Read More »


& I’m back

First off, thanks to everyone who left such lovely comments on this blog while I was away! I read every single one, even though I don’t respond sometimes.

Anyway, here I am back at it again on my mom’s laptop. It’s been a while since I opened WordPress, and oh god, how I missed tapping out words here.

Earlier today, I was out in QC, alone in a coffee shop. Part of my self-care has always been to go out alone and contemplate. I haven’t done it in a while so I was nervous that I’d get bored by myself, but just like the old days, it turned out very well. I took stock of my life and tried to appreciate what I had, regardless of my circumstances right now.Read More »

Taking a break

For the past few months, I’ve really gotten into the blogging swing. I was putting out content like crazy, sometimes coming up with 2-3 blog posts in one sitting. I was excited to take photos and even bought a reflector to enhance my pictures. I participated in Twitter chats and commented constantly on my favorite blogs.

Lately, though, I haven’t been keeping up with my blogroll. I haven’t sat down and typed a new blog post. All my recent content are scheduled ones. I stopped tweeting. My Instagram activity has slowed down as well.Read More »

REVIEW: Avon True Color Ultra Hydrating Lip Color

My coworker Joy is an Avon lady, which means that every month, I get to browse through a brochure and pick out a new makeup product to try!

The great thing about Avon is that the products are quite affordable, which means that if I don’t like something – which is sometimes the case when the swatch in print is different than in person – it’s not a big deal.

I picked up three of these babies, and while they weren’t what I expected, I’m still quite happy!Read More »

REVIEW: Laura Mercier Candleglow Concealer and Highlighter

I’m not a concealer kinda girl. I was always too lazy to take that extra step, and I never thought I needed it. Sure, I’ve tried a few before, but none of them were really something to write home about.

I was convinced to give this concealing thing another go since I watched yet another “makeup for people with glasses” video where the vlogger kept saying, “Glasses cast shadows on your face, which emphasizes dark circles!” With me working the night shift, I’m no stranger to dark circles, so I finally realized the importance of a good concealer.

I was going to pick up the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer but I was too lazy to go to Rustan’s Makati; hence, I chose this one from Laura Mercier.

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