April 23, 2014 • 4 notes | comments

"What took me so long?" is the only question I’m asking myself right now. Because what I got here is truly a classic that deserved the blog limelight since forevs. It has been a good companion during tough college times – tough meaning pimples are flaring non-stop due to a buttload of requirements – and I’m still a repeat user, though on and off, until now. 


My dermatologist recommended a generic orange soap to me after I finally decided to seek medical intervention about how crazy my skin has been back then (circa 2008). It worked like a charm but the price (close to Php500) was steep for a bar that only lasted a week, also the travel to and fro the clinic was such a hassle feat. So to cut the story short, I scoured for an alternative and discovered this geisha plastered in a white box in a nearby drugstore.

That’s how Kojie.san came into my life… the first kojic acid soap to be commercially available in the Philippine market.


Actual bathroom experiences: Kojie.san stings at first and I had to build my tolerance for an extended lather – I started at about 10-20 seconds max, now I’m comfortable for one full song before rinsing it. Some parts of my body are more sensitive than others and this soap didn’t irritate me at all! Just for that, I would continue reaching for it…

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April 16, 2014 • 6 notes | comments

I sooo meant to put this post up straightaway after the first installment but then you know how it usually goes – I’ve checked every other priorities but the “update the blog!” Anyhoo, if the inconsistent quality of the pink shades of Beauty UK lipsticks closed some doors and left you disappointed, then this batch brings redemption – the brand sure did an amazing job with their Reds and Plums.


For more info about Beauty UK lipsticks, please click here. I already talked about the packaging, formulas and other yada-yada, so I’ll just continue from there (and might contradict myself while doing so)… With this batch, think of an extreme pop of vibrant, loud colors, outrageous pigmentation, creamy texture, decent lasting power and minty flavor. *throws confetti in the air* Perfect for when you fancy making the lips take the center stage – no sleep last night or bad hair day? Swipe these on and no one will notice; you might even fish a compliment! ☺


Look who’s raving now, what could have brought the sudden change in the air? Because I’m one biased and wicked lady who thinks darks are always better, right favorite antagonist Madam Maleficent?  Kidding aside, huge factor is the fact that I got 4/5 wet variants this time and the shades are all gorgeous and still true to tubes (top-part), making them easy to classify if you choose to collect a few. 

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Well hello, my name is Kim! And I'm the brains, face and arm (for swatching) behind this blog.

I spend parts of my day trying one lipstick after another and fangirling over fictional characters. The rest, I’m working to save for a first-class “trip around the world” ticket and a couple of pretty shoes and travel-sized beauty products to bring along with me.

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