Belo Sun Expert Perfecting Shield Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ || Product Review

Price: PHP 499.75
Availability: Lazada, Shopee, Beauty MNL, Watsons, SM Beauty Department Store, Mercury Drugstore
Net Weight: 50ml

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

  • The perfect foundation substitute.
  • Tone Adapt Technology.
  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB Protection.
  • Cell Protect. Paraben-free. Non-comedogenic.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • Dermatologist-tested.

Admittedly, I don’t use sunscreen as much as I should. I know, shame. I skip it for the same reason most others do: it feels thick, heavy, and oily. Most of them break me out, too.

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V&M Naturals CPC+G Oil || Product Review

Price: PHP 350
Availability:Beauty MNLV&M Naturals
Net Weight: 30ml

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Made with Calamansi, Papaya, Camellia Japonica plus Grapefruit Extract, this mixture does not only effectively brighten the skin and lighten dark spots and acne marks, it also makes skin healthier because of its Vitamin A, C, E, potassium and other more essential minerals content.

INGREDIENTS: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Oxalis Triangularis Oil, Erythropappus Branch/Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bisabolol, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Carica (Papaya) Seed Oil, Citrofortunella Microcarpia (Calamansi) Essential Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil

I’ve been using this on and off for 6 months. I purchased it because I needed something to help lighten my acne scars and other blemishes, as well as give my skin a glow boost.

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Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer || Product Review

Price: PHP 280
Availability: Althea Korea
Net Weight: 30ml

Featuring my favourite primer, the Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer!

I’m not a fan of silicone primers. They feel too slippery on my skin and they’re usually mattifying; hence, the texture doesn’t complement my skin type (combination-dehydrated).

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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VC Effector || Product Review

Price: PHP 390
Availability: Beauty MNL, Althea 
Net Weight: 30ml

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
A lightweight, brightening essence that just happens to be It’s Skin’s bestseller amongst all Power 10 Formula variants

INGREDIENTS: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyglutamic Acid, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Triethanol amine, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA

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Skin Savers: Snoe Shoo-zit! Don’t Bother Me! Buff The Magic Cystic Buffering Solution

Having acne prone skin, I’ve tried a lot of so-called “quick fixes”; from DIY tips such as using toothpaste (please don’t do this) to store-bought solutions. I can count on one hand the number of things that actually worked for me.

This tiny bottle of spot treatment from Snoe Beauty made it into the list. Continue reading “Skin Savers: Snoe Shoo-zit! Don’t Bother Me! Buff The Magic Cystic Buffering Solution”

Sleek Bronze Block in “Light 100” || Product Review

Price: PHP 499
Availability: Sleek Makeup counters, SM Beauty Department Store
Net Weight: 9.3g

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: 
The darker shades can be used alone to enhance a tan, while the lighter shades alone can naturally illuminate skin. The subtle shimmer particles and the beautiful pink hue add a refreshed glow to the skin. Long-lasting velvety smooth texture which blends effortlessly on all skin tones.

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Colourette Colourglaze Vivid Lip Gloss || Product Review + Swatches

Price: PHP 499
Availability: Colourette kiosks, Official Website, Lazada, Shopee, and through Online Partners/Dealers
Net Weight: 6.5g

The lip gloss trend from the 90’s is making a comeback, and thanks to Colourette Cosmetics, they’re better than ever!  Continue reading “Colourette Colourglaze Vivid Lip Gloss || Product Review + Swatches”

Jazzy France Sleek Matte Eyeshadow Palette – Night Out || Product Review

Price: 1,299
Availability: Jazzy France/Pinkies Collections kiosks (SM Department Store and Watsons)

There are plenty of eyeshadow palettes in the market; however, it’s tricky to find one that is at par with high end brands. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found this drugstore gem. The Jazzy France Sleek Matte Eyeshadow Palette in “Night Out” is – dare I say – the best matte eyeshadow palette I’ve ever tried! Continue reading “Jazzy France Sleek Matte Eyeshadow Palette – Night Out || Product Review”

Musings & Reveries: When you’re not great

While most people have special gifts and talents that they were born with and developed skills they’ve acquired — things that they’re great at, some of us are left with a handful of things that we can do, and well…we’re stuck with that. We just can.

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Cheers to 10 years of wholesome beauty — Project Vanity Ten and Tenacious

It was around 2010 when I started reading beauty blogs. Back then, informative ones were very limited. Product reviews, swatches, and recommendations weren’t really a thing. I do remember beauty videos already existing, but I was always more fond of reading. I can still name most of the blogs I followed at that time — some of them still exist up to this day. One blog that has always stood out to me was Project Vanity, created by Liz Lanuzo.

Back then, Liz managed PV all on her own as a personal blog. Now, it is the PH’s Top Beauty Resource run by a team of brilliant writers! The content creators are a merry mix of people with different tastes in beauty, different features, and various input and opinions. Liz, of course, is now the Editor in Chief.

Liz Lanuzo of Project Vanity (www.projectvanity.com)

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