So you thought this one's a very early May haul?  Nope.  Here's another late video.  What's new?  Haha!

Good thing, I was able to finish editing yesterday.  The only problem was the internet connection.  It it was faster, this could have been posted before last midnight.  Boo.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this skincare and hair care loaded haul!  I can't wait to try the Nature Republic goodies in the bags.  Yassss!

Watch in HD!

Products Mentioned

CreamSilk Leave-on Cream (below 100 php)

I love the out-of-the-shower scent!

Palmolive Naturals 2in1 Shampoo with Argan Oil (slightly above 100 php)

It seems like a gentle shampoo.  Not very drying as well.

Silk Secrets One Minute Hot Oil Treatment in Pearl Essence (135 php)

A very affordable hair mask which doubles up as a conditioner.

Megan Waxing Kit and Strips (79 php)

I'm really hoping these are still available in Landmark.  

I love the how it makes waxing convenient but there's a tendency that you could go wrong and probably make it more painful than it already is.

Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel (245 php)

I now have 3 tubs!

Assorted Samples

Snail Solution Kit

Snail goo is back!

Travel Essentials

I'm definitely bringing this with me on my next trip!

Real Nature Mask Sheets in Green Tea and Acai Berry (55 php each)

For my skin, which is stressed lately.

Aloe Vera Cleansing Tissue (475 php for 2)

Gets rid of oil and makeup very well!

Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack (375 php)

So far, I'm having mixed feelings about this one.  

Creamy Lipstick in Pink Someday (595 php)

It's not too pigmented as you can see in the swatch but it could be good as a matte lipstick topper if you want some shine.

Stick Concealer in Nude (295 php)

So easy to blend for a stick concealer!

And to end this post, here's the list of my current and last month's favorites!

Food  - Wendy's Homestyle Chicken Fillet Burger with fries and Iced Tea of course!
Beauty  - the Aloe Vera Cleansing Tissues I mentioned above
Music   - here's my playlist!
1) Close Your Eyes by Johnta Austin (from 2010)
2) Crying Out For Me by Mario (another oldie)
3) Crush by Yuna feat. Usher
4) 7 Years by Lukas Graham 
5) This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris and Rihanna
6) Close by Nick Jonas
7) All My Friends by Snakeships
8) Middle by DJ Snake
9) Pillowtalk by Zayn
10) The Hills by The Weeknd
11) Hide Away by Daya
Recently Watched - Game of Thrones, the last episode was just.... I can't....
Now Craving - Chinese food

So that's it!  Next month, I'm actually planning to do a different haul.  Stay tuned for that! :)

your sweetest drug,

SkinWhite's U Spark event brought back some memories during my college days.  Good and bad.

Yes, I had my fair share of negative experiences but despite of that, I strongly feel that having a support system helped a lot.  I'm really grateful to have my girlfriends beside me, who have been a great source of positivity from school days to office days.

I think bullying, shaming, and gossiping have become more rampant compared before.  Actually, it doesn't happen only in campuses.  Surely, a lot of us have been a victim be it in the office or more so in social media platforms.

Good thing SkinWhite, as the market leader that stands for bright beautiful possibilities believes that it’s time to take a stand against negativity.  I admire such brands who not only promotes their products but also, campaigns for a good cause.

They picked 6 ambassadors from different universities who are all very active in spreading this advocacy.  They are Martina Reyes, Sabine Dualan, Bea AlcaƱeses, Crisselle Asuncion, Allysza Marasigan and Klaire Ellise Dulay.

Ms. Marianne Mencias, author of What's Your Life's Masterpiece talked about self-empowerment and following one's passion.

They also introduced the new and improved Classic Whitening Lotion.  It now has Light-Feel Technology, which promises non-heavy, not-at-all sticky lotion feel.

After the event, I received my U Spark pack which contains SkinWhite's products from their Classic line.

Nike Bear wrecked the packaging :(

Let's take a closer look at each one, shall we?

This whitening lotion has a built-in SPF and comes in different sizes as well.  SPF 10 has a powdery scent while SPF 20 has a fruity fragrance.

I gotta admit.  They're not lying when they said that this is fast-absorbing and non-icky.

It has a watery consistency, which makes it runny so be careful and don't squeeze the bottle too hard.  It also has a cooling effect, which I love because it's perfect this summer season.

Need not worry about the stickiness as well because this is indeed lightweight and almost feels like you just applied water on skin.  Amazing!

And since it's packed with Vitamins B3, B5, B6, C and E, it intensively hydrates without the annoying greasy-feel.

My only gripe is the strong fragrance that it leaves but I think for someone like me who's not a perfume-person, that would come handy.

They recommend to use the lotion with the whitening soap.  And yes, that's what I'm gonna do!

This has a shower-fresh scent, which I prefer over the powdery fragrance that the lotion has.

This comes in 3 sizes.

The formula has RENEWhite3C and Synchronized Whitening Technology that would give you fairer skin and of course, Vitamins B5 and E for moisture.

Now this one's interesting.  Aside from overall skin whitening, I know a lot of us are also concerned about having a fairer underarm.

The label says it has a powdery scent but actually it's kinda different with the lotion's fragrance.

Lastly, the whitening face cream.

If you're a few shades away from your ideal fairer skin tone, then this one might help you get there faster.

It's basically a multi-purpose cream and I like to think of it as a CC cream.  It can be used as a face base or as a moisturizer and because it has a built-in SPF, rest assured you're also protected from the harmful rays of Mr. Sun.

I recommend it to those who are not fond of putting on layers and layers of skincare especially during daytime.

I just love how it leaves the skin feeling supple.

That's it!

I'll definitely let you guys know more about the effects of these products maybe like after a month or two.  How about a before-and-after photo?

Have you tried any from this bunch?  What did you like most?

So remember girls, we can be brighter together!  Let that inner light of positivity in you sparkle!

What do you think?

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your sweetest drug,
I almost forgot how blogging feels like.  Before, I can squeeze in a draft post after my shift but now, ugh, it's just impossible.  I really feel bad about me not being able to sit down and edit videos or write a review.

Anyway, there's no room for remorse.  I'll just try my best to get back on track and keep le blog alive and slaying.  Haha!

For today, I'm featuring my contact lens from Geolica.  The last pair that I have actually.

watermark here is the old one because I reused the photos

The color is called Pearl Grey but it's more blue than gray.  I checked the Lady Collection and I have a feeling this is Cobalt Blue.  Maybe the box got switched?

This lens is 14.2 in diameter.  It's different from circle lenses and it doesn't have a doll-eye effect as well.

Check out these photos.

artificial lighting

natural lighting

Overall, I love how it really accentuates the eyes and for me, the pattern is unique.  However, it's not a pair I would wear daily because well, it's blue and I don't think I would be in the mood to rock blue eyes on a normal day.  

Although, I'd like to pop these when I sport a not-so-everyday kind of makeup look and of course, on special occasions when I just have to put my glasses aside.  

What do you think?

Visit Geolica's website to browse for their products and to know their store locations.

your sweetest drug,

So a couple of months back, I went a little crazy on brow makeup shopping.  I got to collect 4 brow products and that's new guys.  That's new.

Normally, I would buy new makeup (except lipstick or tints) only when I'm running low of the current ones I'm using.  Well, these were on sale and kind of an impulse buy.  Haha!  I got these two on a BOGO promo.

I believe most Korean brands have the best brow products.  Plus, they're not so expensive and the formula is usually long-lasting.

The first one I picked up is called Style My Eyebrow, an old yet best-selling product by The Face Shop from their Lovely Me Ex line.

It's a typical brow pencil which you need to sharpen.

Next is Designing Eyebrow pencil, a somewhat new TFS brow product.  It's basically a brow wiz which has a retractable crayon and a spoolie on the other end.

It has a slanted-cut which I would normally prefer because I find that it's easier to draw a straight line if that's the shape of your brow pencil.

Their shade is both called Brown but on the swatch, there's a slight difference in terms of intensity.

I like Style My Brow's color a little bit more than the other one.  However, when applied on the brows, they are pretty much similar.

They both glide on very smoothly.  No patchiness whatsoever.  No need to drag or apply too much pressure unless the area is very very dry.  If that's the case though, a primer would help.

They nicely fill in the brows too.

If you want more precision on the outlines, you may need to clean up using a brush and concealer.

Designing Eyebrow

On the lasting-power, I'd say both of them last even after the area gets oily.  I use them almost everyday and even under intense heat, I don't have to worry about le brows.

Until you really rub them off, they won't budge.  Sometimes when I do touch ups and apply powder, I hit the area in between the brows so the color there fades just a little bit.

I'm not sure if they are still selling Style My Eyebrow pencils locally but the regular price is 125 php.  Designing Eyebrow pencils are at 225 php.  Since there's a promo when I bought these, I only paid for the higher priced item.

So that's 112.50 per item.  So.  Much.  Win.

Style My Brow

I really have nothing bad to say about these brow pencils.  They're both great and I highly recommend them.  They are easy to use regardless of what your brow-game level is.  Haha!

Designing Eyebrow

Also, I'd like to mention that they haven't snapped yet.  No wasted product so far!

I love them both but I grab the brow wiz more frequently than the pencil only because it has the spoolie already.  However, formula-wise or color-wise, I'd use either of them.

What do you think?  

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your sweetest drug,