Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Night Gelly | Review

Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Night Gelly2

Naruko was one of those Asian skincare brands I keep seeing in Watsons and SM Department Stores and never paid attention to until my brother saw the words “Tea Tree” in their products. It’s from Taiwan, by the way. Out of sheer curiosity, I picked up the Tea Tree Night Gelly to use on days when I’m dealing with breakouts. I started using this every night at the start of the year so I was able to take note just how it was on me for this review. Continue reading

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PURITO Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence | Review

PURITO Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence2

I don’t usually notice any big changes a beauty product has on me until I step back a moment, carefully evaluate what items I had been using and see what was it I had most recently added. It’s not always the case but most of the time, that’s how I do it. That goes both ways, whether I have a bad reaction or an improvement to any makeup or skincare item I had introduced previously. Today I’ll be talking about once of PURITO’s essences. Continue reading

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner | Review

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner2

I know the Klairs Supple Preparation Toner has a huge cult following in the realm of Asian skincare and since I am and always will be easily swayed by product claims and hypes, I added this on wishlist. However, I won a giveaway from KBeauty Cafe last year and one of the prices was this toner. Whoo! Now I can review it. Continue reading

23.5N Rice Soothing Active Essence | Review

23.5N Rice Soothing Active Essence

Sometime last year I found myself being pulled to the 23.5N section of the Beauty Bar of Power Plant Mall. It was a new brand at the time and I was curious enough to linger and inspect their products. In the end, I came home with their Rice Soothing Active Essence. And now I’m ready to share my experience with it.  Continue reading

My Low Buy Plan for 2018

Makeup stash Jan 2018

Yes dear readers of mine, just as I’ve mentioned it on my New Year’s resolution list, I fully intend to be on a low-buy phase, both in the skincare and in makeup department. For the past few days, I’ve been trying to organize my stash and I found out a couple of untouched and slightly used makeup and skincare. Some I have completely forgotten about. In an effort to use them up, I’ve brought them out within easy reach.

Rather than produce a list of brands I won’t be spending money on — because let’s face it, if I’m going to take this seriously, it’s going to be quite a long list — I’ll be restricting my buys to brands I know have been special to me. I have carefully narrowed them down here and some with specific items only. Continue reading