D’Alba Piedmont Back to Days Clean Balm Review

– a cleansing balm like never before 

There is no such thing as a “tough to remove” makeup with the use of a cleansing balm and that’s the reason why I’m such a huge fan of it. Usually these type of balms are housed in a jar with a scoop or spatula to keep the remaining product untouched and clean. But this Back to Days Clean Balm from D’Alba is even more hygienic to use without requiring any scooping tool and a whole lot lighter and travel friendly. 

A simpler and Hygienic Cleansing Balm Using a retinol-type applicator, it is more hygienic than other cleanser products such as existing jar-type products.

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Pureprep Trio Launch by Face Republic

– #skincareresolutions 

Who is that Oppa beside me? Ladies and Gents, he is Mr. Yohan Kim aka the “Big Boss” – the CEO of the Korean brand Face Republic. Last weekend, the brand launched the PUREPREP TRIO consists of three skincare products without any alcohol, paraben, benzophenone, chlorphenesin or fragrance. All of the products can cater all skin types, including sensitive ones. 

But before I introduce each of the products, let me just share how clean and instagram-worthy the Face Republic HQ was during the 2-day launch. Mr. Kim was very accommodating and really took his time talking and checking what everybody was doing. He made sure that everyone was having a great time. The staff were really nice too which added to the entirely fresh vibe of the place. 

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d’Alba Piedmont UV Essence Waterfull+ Sun Cream Review

lightweight • moisturizing • multi-functional

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What are the basic requirements that I’m always looking for in a sun protection product? Well, it has to be: 

  • gentle on the skin
  • provides a broad spectrum sun protection  
  • packed with skin loving ingredients, especially provides hydration 
  • lightweight
  • non-sticky
  • can be worn under makeup without leaving a white cast

Let us see if the the UV Essence Waterfull+ Sun Cream from the Korean brand d’Alba Piedmont satisfies these standards and if it is true to its claims. But before we jump into it, let me first tell you how nice and simple the packaging is. Its clean and simple with a size that can fit even on a small purse. 

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Gratitude Post: Looking Back at 2019

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I have to say … I had a blast! 2019 has been a great year for me and for that, I’m beyond grateful. For the past year, I met some of the amazing, credible and dedicated people in the beauty community. These are the people that inspires me to follow my passion … to share and express my thoughts through blogging. Thank you guys! 

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I also had the chance to work with brands that were not imposing or limiting, but rather confident and brilliant. Being sent with PR packages in exchange of my honest opinions and being invited to launches and events, felt really good and rewarding. To the people behind these brands … Thank you! 

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Katherine’s Cafe Review

– Comfort food of the North – 

Katherine’s Cafe is hard not to notice because of its bright and instagram-able aesthetic. Everytime me and my friends are at Ayala Vertis North and happened to pass by at this Cafe, we always say that we should dine in there next. Last Saturday we finally tasted their comfort food and let me tell you my thoughts. 

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Suggestions + Dainty Gift Wrapping Idea

– Tis the season of giving – 

Feelin’ the Christmas rush already? It’s literally just eight days until Christmas and you still haven’t completed your gift list? Well, fret not … here are some gift suggestions for your last minutes shopping and how I wrapped them with a little effort and lots of love.

What you’ll need: For this year, I went for a dainty gift wrapping style using Kraft Papers in Manila Paper Size (P10/pc.), Jute Strings (P75/60 yards) and Kraft scallop-shaped tags (75/60 pcs.). I ordered them from Shopee but you can also get them at Divisoria on a much cheaper price and at Craft Stores near you. Unfortunately these items are not available at the NBS brands that I visited.  

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Ever Bilena Thanksgiving Fun Fair

– cotton candies and everything nice!

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As a way of expressing their gratitude to the media, bloggers and “influencers” for having such wonderful years as a local brand, Ever Bilena hosted a fun-filled carnival themed fair last November 20, 2019 held at White Space Makati. The whole vibe of the event was festive, fun and interactive. Let me take you to a tour here.

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Ever Bilena, EB Advance, Careline and Blackwater presented their exiting and new products to launch come Year 2020 during the event. Me and the girls could not contain our excitement as we did some skin swatches and tried for the first time the makeup and scents in front of us. Prepare yourselves ladies, these brands have a lot in store for us next year excluding new celebrity product endorsers 😉

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So’Natural All Day Tight Makeup Setting Fixx

– My current makeup fixx!

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The All Day Tight Makeup Setting Fixx is one of So’ Natural’s famous products as it already won numerous awards in Korea (beauty category). Living in a tropical country like here in the Philippines, makeup setting products are a huge deal if you want your makeup to last all day. In today’s blog, I will be sharing with you my thoughts about this makeup setting fixx and if its worth our penny. 

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CLAIM: A makeup setting product that preps the skin and locks in makeup for a lasting fresh look all day. It is recommended for all skin types. This product is suggested to be used in three ways: (1) Before makeup application to smoothen skin texture for better makeup adherance (2) After makeup application to let the makeup last throughout the day and (3) Before and After makeup to get the best of both worlds. Click this link to watch a short clip of me testing out the makeup fixx. 

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So’Natural Launch Party

– “So’ Natural for your skin” 

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Held at the Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan yesterday, the Korean beauty brand So’ Natural officially launched here in the Philippines. Established in year 2007, So’ natural makes nature-friendly cosmetic products enriched with high functional plant extracts and highly concentrated plant essences. The good news is… their products are  now available at Beauty MNL. 

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So’ Natural do have a lot of beauty products to offer. For skincare they have their Cosmeceutical, Brightening, Pro-tensing and Anti-Aging Lines. The brand also have different makeup products including a primer, compact base cushion, full cover cream and more. Below are some of their claimed “best items”. 

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Yadah’s Halloween-themed Be My Tints and Auto Lip Crayons Review

– When spooky becomes cutie 🙂

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Halloween is just around the corner and these lip and cheek tints in spooky but cutie packaging reminds me so much of it! They looks so adorable right? Yadah is a makeup and skincare brand from South Korea that uses pure and natural ingredients on their products and they sent over these lippies. The good news is, we have a discount code yay! Just use the code YADAHCHICHI15 and get 15% off on all Yadah products available at www.glamourbox.ph. – this post is not sponsored as usual. IMG_7146

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