What to Expect from BeautyMNL + My Makeup Haul

Hello there, ladies! It's been a while since I have updated my blog, some have been leaving comments and sending me emails on why I haven't posted for quite some time. Well, that's because, life happened. By that, I mean more work and less social life. So to make it up, I'm going to share something new! Actually, it's not that much though, but it's a whole lot of new experience for me that made it exciting to share, especially if you're a complete novice at makeup shopping.

So when it comes to that, I need someone beside me who could help in picking the right product for my skin tone 'cause I have really no idea which is which. That is why I try to avoid myself from splurging on beauty needs online since I have no assurance if what I'll be getting is the right one. But then, I saw this online beauty store that calmed my mind. To be honest, the moment I saw their page, I didn't have second thoughts on purchasing from them because their site looks clean and trustworthy. Hey, appearance still matters to get everyone's trust, right? Oh well, BeautyMNL deserves my trust.

While searching, my head aches because of too many options and I love it! As a matter of fact, I didn't have a hard time browsing their items as they are sorted in a very very neat way. 

It was an easy breezy shopping experience because they've got tons to offer! They have hair and skin care products, makeup (of course) and tools; name it, they have it. They even have designer brands in store! You know, if you're a picky consumer like me, BeautyMNL would definitely be perfect for you.

Actually, this is the first time I'm going to post about my makeup haul because honestly, I don't really shop cosmetics that much as I am not a beauty junkie. But hey, a lady will always be a lady, so I need to make myself look good, too, you know?

Moving on, I'll share with you now my haul at BeautyMNL.

First on my list is this NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation. True to its name, it's not like the other liquid foundations that leave your face cakey and oily overtime. And unlike others, this foundation feels lighter when worn. It's a bit pricey but worth every penny. As they say, if there's one place to splurge on makeup, it's this since you'll wear this on much of your face.

And to set my makeup, I chose this Makeup Setting Spray (Matte). It really does the magic, girl.

But at times, okay, most of the time, I opt to go for a subtle and lighter look so BB Cream is my best-friend whenever I feel that way. I got this Delight Petite Cotton BB Cream from Tony Moly.

And of course, last but not the least, my haul wouldn't be complete without this Acne Removing Deep Cleanser. It's important that we should take care of our skin to prevent acne. I don't want to have so much breakouts on my face 'no.

I have to say that my shopping experience at BeautyMNL is certainly one of the best. Easy as 1-2-3!

And by the way, if you like taking selfies (hihi we looove selfies!), join their #selfieMNL contest! Get a chance to win a Printster polaroid of your pretty face and a PHP200 BeautyMNL GC. Click here for the complete details.

Go check them out at BeautyMNL.com! Happy shopping! ♥

The New Kind of Jumpsuit

Before I started working, I was so excited to plan my everyday outfit. Say Monday to Wednesday is jeans day while Thursday to Friday is dress and skirt day. But heck, as time goes by, it becomes harder for me to choose what to wear because obviously, I do not own a clothing line that would supply me with new set of clothes every now and then. Of course, you don't want your colleagues to see you wearing the same outfit every week, right? Especially if your work is in line with fashion. That is why, when picking clothes, I always opt for pieces that are easy to pair with like the basic white tops and plain polos. 

So when I stumbled upon StyleWe, I can't contain my excitement every time I scroll down because they've got everything I need. Their collection of jumpsuits caught my eye because 1.) they're mostly in pastel colors and 2.) they've got a different take on jumpsuits.

As described, jumpsuit is a combination of a top and trousers in one piece but with StyleWe, they have it separated but sell it together. A jumpsuit but in two pieces, ironic, isn't it? But it works! They just made our lives easier because we can make use of the top and bottom and pair them with different pieces. With this, we just saved money and allows us to create more style.

Long Dresses Under $99

When I was in high school, I can still remember the time I struggled in looking for a dress to wear on our Graduation Ball. Come my debut and several events during college, this has still been my problem then. For a kuripot fashionista like me, I wanted a dress that will make heads turn but won't hurt my pocket. I have high standards when it comes to clothes so frankly, it's hard to find a dress that will suit my taste and budget.

Good thing, online shops are now sprouting like mushrooms everywhere and offer the cheapest price of their products to compete with other brands. Because I don't want others experience what I had gone through before, I'll share with you something I found and I hope it will help.

Suzhoudress is an online shop that caters any kinds of dress, may it be formal, semi-formal or wedding gowns, they have it in store. And would you believe that they sell dresses for $99 only?! Believe me, they do.

If only, these things have emerged long before all the occasions that I went to, I wouldn't have struggled in a very frustrating way.

Check out their website to see it for yourself.

To the Girl Who Thinks She's Weak


I know you are going through a lot these past few days, weeks even. You've been crying every night and wake up each morning with a smile, trying to hide those midnight memories behind your back. Everyday, you wear a mask to hide all the pain and rejections that constantly break you into pieces. Everyday, you say you're fine but the truth is, you're not. You are a fragile woman who just wants to be appreciated or taken care of.

But know this, you are a lot stronger than you think you are. In fact, what you are doing just shows how bold and tough you are. After everything you are going through right now, it will all end eventually. And one day, you'll look in the mirror and say "Girl, you are worth it. You always are."


It's been quite a while since I last posted and boy the weather is getting hotter and hotter! So, this time, I opt for something light and cool to beat the heat. This is something I'd rather wear whenever I don't feel like dressing up. Sometimes, okay most of the time, the struggle is real in choosing what to wear. :)

What do you do when you feel like giving up?
Share me your thoughts and tips on how you overcome it!

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Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Trends

In few weeks time, summer will come to a close and while we are having a separation anxiety from summer solstice, some are already preparing for the next big thing. The point of all this, of course, is to look forward to the next season and this calls for new trends again! But sorting through all the clothes in your wardrobe can be such a marathon. That's why, I'm here to do the heavy-lifting for you.

I've rounded up some of the chicest pieces of Angelica Timas' Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection that will hit the streets any time soon.

Lace and Leather
Lace is always a dainty fashionista's go-to style: it’s romantic, classic and ultra feminine. But this Fall, the trend will be extra chic because it's best when paired with leather! One of the most perfect combinations I've seen so far.

Fur and Sleeves
Lend a touch of decorous goodness to your outfit with the help of a faux-fur stole. They're anything but your typical cold-weather topper and should update your winter must-have. 

Nautical Suits
Slim, stylish, and often colorful, a suit is just as suitable for a night out as it is for the boardroom. But this season's take on suits is navy-inspired.

Brown Velvet
In keeping with this season's love of all things earth tones, it's only expected that the color of choice is brown. Add it to this season's fabric— velvet.

But that doesn't mean wearing vibrant colors will break the rule of fashion. Brace yourself for the return of the electric shades that hit their peak in the '80s.

Whatever you wear, be it trendy or not, wear it with confidence. Have a good week! :)

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