Sunday Swatch Day Vol.35: Ellana Minerals Satin Stain Shine Hydrating Hydrating Lip & Cheek Serum Stain

Who loves receiving beauty products as gifts? I do and I’m quite pleased to get these lip and cheek products from Ellana Minerals. They’re a local brand here in the Philippines that started in 2007 with mineral makeup. Since then, they’ve expanded to include body care, haircare and skincare. Today, I’m sharing with you my swatches and review of the latest items they sent me.

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Bare Better Serums | Review

In my dermatology practice and skincare journey, I’ve come across more products that I can imagine. Some are so good and some are really bad. Some are unexpectedly impressive while others are quite disappointing. My standards are constantly being raised and my skin issues are not the same as 5 years ago.

Enter the the Bare Better serums. It’s been about a month since I recieved them. If you can recall from a previous post, I incorporated them one by one in my routine so to be honest, I haven’t used some of them for at least 28 days. I’ll be giving a sort of first impressions/review for these serums and will update this as needed.

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Swatch Day Sunday Vol. 31: Kim Korean Beauty HD Matte Lipsticks

A month ago, Kim Korean Beauty, a Korean makeup brand designed for Filipinas, reached out to me to see if I wanted to try out some of their products. I said yes of course! I’m always willing to try out any beauty product made for Filipinos. So they sent me their HD Matte Lipsticks and here are the swatches with my thoughts about them.

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Detail MakeOver Egyptian Desert and Sunset Dream Palette Swatches

For the whole month of July, Detail MakeOver is having an anniversary sale on Shopee and Lazada with 50% off on all their products. I have had my eyes on their 2 newest palettes, both of which were released September last year and I’ve been patiently waiting for a moment when they would have a sale like this on both palettes. Naturally I grabbed the chance with this sale.

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