Battle of the Day Creams: Olay vs. Myra-E

So okay, this is yet another post about beauty and skin care. This time, it’s all about my go-to day creams! To clarify, I am not paid to do this post (heck, I don’t earn anything from this blog). This is simply my personal take about two drugstore day cream brands that oily-faced Filipinas like me might find helpful.

So first thing’s first. What’s in a day cream and why do you need it?

The main purpose of a day cream is to act as a moisturizer for your face throughout the day. Depending on the brand, it can have other benefits such as Sun protection, anti-aging, lessening dark spots, etc. And yes, you still need a moisturizer even if you are oily like me! Continue reading


My Top 5 Everyday but Low-Key Lippies For Less Than Php 500

Almost every girl and fashion/beauty magazines are raving about nude lipstick shades – and for good reason. Nude shades can enhance any look without necessarily making you look too made-up (or too flashy).

However, this blog post is not necessarily about nude lipsticks (although most of them are). This is merely a list of lippies that I alternately use everyday before going to work and school. Continue reading

A Life Changing Moment: Riding On the Beauty Regimen Bandwagon

Since I was in high school, I don’t really pay much attention to facial and skin care. Even though I do get pimples from time to time (because I have really oily face), it was not much of a big deal to me.

Just recently though, I noticed that my blackheads were not going away. Before, the Pond’s Deep Cleansing Foam actually does the job for me, but since my blackheads are still staying (probably because of age), I finally decided to do something more serious about it.

Like most people, I searched for a good solution to my blackhead problem on the internet. Sure enough, I came across several masks that can take off these nuisances after a good peel, but I also quickly became engrossed in many beauty blogs that feature step by step facial skin care.


The most common nowadays (and what the girls are all raging about) is the Korean Beauty Regimen which features a routine that consists of 7 to 10 steps (depending on which blog you look at) that can help you get that soft, youthful dewy glow that most Kdrama actresses and actors have. Continue reading

Cebu Crafts: Calligraphy for a Fee

Calligraphy or Brush Art had been a thing since last year. I bet you have come across some of these works in your Instagram or Pinterest feed (if you have one).

I don’t have a talent for this kind of thing, but I do like to use them for decorating, and you know what they say, “if you can’t do it, you pay someone else to do it.” 😀

These little brush art notes were made for Php 50 each.
These little brush art notes were made for Php 50 each.

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Cebu Crafts: Snowy Flowers, Anyone?

Last year, my parents celebrated their Silver (25th) Wedding anniversary by renewing their vows. My mom then asked me for any ideas as to what the giveaways should be.

We both agreed it should not be the usual figurine, and I first thought of going to Pinterest to scour for DIY ideas, but I realized I don’t really have the time to handcraft at least 100 giveaways.

Snowy Flowers close their petals when sprayed with water.
Snowy Flowers close their petals when sprayed with water.

Fortunately, I came across a Facebook page called “Cream of the Craft” and they specialize in personalized giveaways and gifts that feature what they call “Snowy Flowers.”

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