Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Quick FX No-Shine Mattifier
PHP 49 at Watson's

If you wear makeup and have an oily skin like moi, for sure this sachet of gold will make your head turn. Big white letters saying No-Shine on it is enough to make me pick it up.

I was also curious with the words, "mattifier" and "matte wax". I mean, having wax in that packaging almost made me feel that it was meant for the hair! Hahaha. So yeah, needless to say, this product intrigued me. And I haven't been intrigued so much in a long time.

More on this oily-skin must-have after the jump! ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FOTD: The medic with four eyes

When I entered med school, a lot of my classmates were wearing eyeglasses all the time, and I hoped and prayed that I would not share the same fate as I don't really like to look geeky 24/7. What I loathe to happen most is that I would get too dependent on them like my sister is - she could not even navigate inside the house without her glasses/contact lenses on. 

Now I'm on my 3rd year of wearing prescription glasses. It was okay for me, as I only wear them when I have to see something from a distance, like projected Powerpoint presentations and then I take it off as soon as the lecture's done. But these past 2 weeks, I was having a hard time to see once I take my glasses off, and I'm also having a hard time seeing from afar even when I was wearing them, so I went to an optical shop last Saturday to have my eyes checked and get a new pair of specs.

The bad news now is, I now have an increased dependence to my eyeglasses. Not as bad as my sister's, but dependence still the same. So now I have to adjust my makeup routine accordingly.

Find out why (and see my FOTD) after the jump!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Loving It: ZA Perfect Solution Moisturizer

ZA Perfect Solution Moisturizer
PHP 300 (Sale Price)
at Beauty Scents, Paseo de Sta. Rosa
I was obsessed in skincare way before I got hooked into makeup. When I was in high school, I used whitening soaps and creams (Pond's, anyone?), while in college I was obsessed with anything that promises lesser oil production and finer pores. Ever since I've hit my 20s, aside from battling acne and oily skin (which still happens all the time), another need surfaced: moisture.

Find out why I'm planning to hoard bottles of this after the jump!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DRUGSTORE WALLFLOWER: Careline Oil Control Blush-On

Careline Oil Control Blush-on
PHP 90 at Watson's
PHP 99 at Mercury Drug

I admit, I perceive Careline's cosmetics line as toys, one that's catered to tweens and young adolescents who are taking baby steps in makeup. I think it's because I purchased my first eyeshadow palette from them when I was in high school. That palette had sky blue, pink, purple and gold eyeshadows on it - colors that a girly kid who has zero knowledge on makeup will like. I bought it because I liked the colors, but I never considered how garish it would look on a 14-15 year-old me. So I cluelessly used it for a couple of times, then I realized that it's something I shouldn't be using for school, and the palette ended up in the dark abyss of my dresser.

Fast forward to August 2014, when school has just started, and I was longing for an innocent-looking powder pink blush like Pony uses in most of her makeup tutorials. But Pony's blushes were usually from Shu Uemura's, and I simply do not have a budget for that! So when I saw this at Mercury Drug near my place, I immediately got it.

Read on to find out more about this blush that I love!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

FOTD: Birthday-slash-School Day Look

I had a really busy birthday week. Aside from my crazy school schedule, I also attended novena masses in honor of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary La Naval in QC every afternoon. So forgive me for the long break this blog has had. 

Anyway! My birthday fell on a Thursday so really, I had no other birthday outfit other than my uniform, but I did try something new with my perpetually-neutral eye makeup.

Get the look right after the jump! :)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Drugstore Wallflower: Ever Bilena Advance HD Concealer Pencil

Ever Bilena Advance HD Concealer Pencil in Warm Honey
PHP 100 at Watsons

This isn't a wallflower, this is more like a hidden gem. I first saw it while I was lining up at the grocery counter this weekend and I thought, "Ever Bilena actually has this?". I was almost always lining up at that particular counter every Sunday yet I only saw it that time. I ended up purchasing it at Watson's later that evening and even at this store it is quite hard to find. Maybe because the pencil is short.

Continuing my new found pencil addiction, here's my review of the Ever Bilena's concealer pencil.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


When a beauty item comes with a cheap price tag as in most items in Watson's, I almost always snob it, especially if it's not Maybelline/Nichido/Fanny Serrano. Yeah, I'm such a snob. But since I now got a bit adventurous by making a blog, why not be a bit adventurous on what to feature here, e?

So here comes a new series for you and me! I roamed around Watson's and looked for items that has been hanging around their shelves for quite some time yet I chose to ignore. Nope, I did not even look at reviews before purchasing, which makes this more thrilling/risky on my part.

The best part? So far the items that I found are all below 100 bucks! And they're great in their own ways. Yay!

Stay tuned next week! ;)

Stay girly!


Friday, October 3, 2014

BEAUTY FIX: The Girly Medic's (almost) Definitive Guide to Walking in High Heels

I love high heeled shoes. Sure, it makes you look like a fashionista wannabe, but there's more to the stilettos than being a fashion upgrade tool. It slims the calves and it improves your posture - I suffer from low back ache when I am in flats more than when I am in heels (weird, isn't it?). But girly as I am, what I like the most is the way it makes its wearer decidedly feminine by altering the way she walks.

But everyone thinks that it ain't easy. It is true that there is a certain amount of period wherein you would wobble and possibly tumble. And as with any new shoe, you are bound to get blisters. But walking on high heels is not tough all the time! I walk on high heels to school thrice a week, across possibly all the tough surfaces known to the stiletto-wearer. Here are some tips to make your stiletto voyage a successful one.