GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment – A Potentially Useless Review

Last week, I bought one of my four allowable makeup product purchases from I usually go directly to their studio in Makati. But it’s kind of hard to go there, see all the tiny little pieces of heaven, and not buy anything else aside from the one specific thing I was intending to buy. So, since I’m trying to keep myself from unnecessary shopping, I decided to have the thing shipped instead.

Shipping is via LBC and costs Php 150 :(  

Of the many times I went there (it’s near my house), they never gave me a sample. This is the reason why this post exists — they gave me a sample: a “ChromeCell” of GlamGlow BrightMud. If I had known that they give out samples when you have your stuff shipped, I should’ve opted for the service a long time ago. Back and forth cab ride from were I live would cost almost about PhP 150 anyway.

To make this post a little bit less of a waste in internet space, I’m reviewing GlamGlow BrightMud.

Say hello to the ChromeCell:


Yes. XBOX Controller. No. I’m not a gamer GAMER. My phone just happened to be on a dock and charging and I was too lazy to unplug it so I took the photo in this area.

There are about 12 ChromeCells in a box sold for Php 3,500/box at (way above my price tolerance for skin care). Which means, 1 single-use ChromeCell = Php 291. (Note: Price at the GlamGlow website is $69)


Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Entourage vs MAC Diva Lip Swatch

Result: MAC Diva VS Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Entourage

I hate to have to say this but–I think I should’ve just purchased MAC Diva for the sole reason that it’s 3x cheaper.

That said, I do not regret getting Entourage because I’m all about the “makeup experience”. I might not repurchase it but I can (still?!) see future me snagging 1 or 2 other shades in the Velvet Rope line. (more…)

Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight

Current Favorites (of all Favorites)

In the past few weeks, I’ve been sticking to the same stuff. This rarely happens because, before, I usually just use whatever I end up picking from my makeup thingamabob. The benefit of just keeping the stuff I like: I can do makeup roulette everyday. (more…)

The Struggle is Real

In big life decisions, I follow these rules 75% of the time:

Do not make decisions late at night or in the wee hours of the morning.

Do not make decisions while drunk.

Do not make decisions when bored, sad, angry, or extra-happy.

Uhm… So. Why am I not already doing this to control makeup and sunblock shopping? (Yes, I’m having an epiphany.)

For the first time since I last broke the ban (Oct 18), I feel like I can really do this.

Oh, update, I made 2 exceptions:

  1. Grey-black brow powder (currently just sheering out a smudgy eye liner to work as a brow product). Thinking of getting Anastasia Brow Duo in Granite.
  2. 1 purchase a month is ok. Haven’t bought makeup in November. I think I need this because I’m on the verge of a shopping avalanche. If you want to know what that means, read this: Houston, I think we have a problem.


1 month, yo! 2 more to go.

To know why I’m doing this, click here: Stop and Smell The Flowers.

Swatches 2

My Favorite Drugstore Matte Lipstick Line: Sophie Paris Koshize Satinlips

The Koshize lipstick line is just awesome (not to be mistaken with the regular Sophie lipsticks).

I know it says satinlips but these lipsticks are matte. In case you’re wondering, Sophie Koshize’s satin lipsticks are called nutrilips.

These are probably one of the most underrated drugstore lipsticks in Asia. And it doesn’t help that they’re only available through direct sellers (if you can’t buy it from a drugstore (i.e. watsons), can you still call it a drugstore product?).

Maxi-Peel Fresh and Natural Skin Purifier Bottle

Maxi-Peel Fresh and Natural Skin Purifier: One-Week Use Update

For my experience on Day 1 and 2, please click here: Maxi-Peel Skin Purifier – Kick off.

I skipped on Day 3 because my skin looked dry. There was a thin onion skin-like film on my face and if it were any drier, I’m pretty sure the film would turn into flakes. (more…)