Coconut Oil for the Skin and Hair: A 2020 Update

Stretches of Tedium by Aviva Domasian - person holding a coconut

I just realized that I've been using virgin coconut oil for my skin and hair since 2012. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I've been using it that long because I switch up products often. A ton of skincare and hair care products saturate the market so that shouldn't be surprising; most of us …

Maxicare for Freelancers: An Initial Review

I'm not exactly a freelancer as I am employed full-time, but I manage my government contributions, taxes, and healthcare on my own so I'm as good as one. So I'd like to write about my experiences so far with Maxicare for future reference and maybe to help someone out there who's also looking for an …

Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Mascara

~₱199 for 12mL Available at Essence counters. Ingredients: Aqua (water), cera alba (beeswax), nylon-12, candelilla (euphorbia cerifera) wax, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, decyl olivate, hydrogenated olive oil stearyl esters, carnauba (copernicia cerifera) wax, pvp, aminomethyl propanol, hydroxyethylcellulose, potassium sorbate, polyquaternium-10, allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, tetrasodium edta, TBHQ, phenoxyethanol, CI 77499 (iron oxides) Here's another Essence mascara review! For …

San San Rosanne Collection Lipstick in Berry Bloom

Price: ₱98 for 3.6g Available at HBC stores nationwide Ingredients: Beeswax, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, paraffinum liquidum, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Copernica cerifera (carnauba) wax, lanolin, isopropyl myristate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, octocrylene, benzyl alcohol, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), retinol (vitamin A), ascorbic acid (vitamin C), mica, CI 77891, CI 45380, CI 15850, fragrance Rosanne Collection is a new line …

MAC Frost Lipstick in Angel

Price: ~P1000 for 3g Available at MAC counters Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, trioctyldodecyl citrate, glyceryl triacetyl hydroxystearate, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, octyldodecanol, beeswax, tricaprylin, ozokerite, Copernica cerifera (carnauba) wax, cetyl ricinoleate, microcrystalline wax, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, calcium sodium borosilicate, alumina, calcium aluminum borosilicate, tin oxide, silica, vanillin. May contain: …

Essence Lash Mania Reloaded Mascara

~P199 for 10mL Available at Essence counters. Ingredients: Aqua (water), synthetic beeswax, paraffin, glyceryl stearate, acacia senegal gum, butylene glycol, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax, stearic acid, palmitic acid, polybutene, vp/eicosene copolymer, carnauba (copernicia cerifera) wax, aminomethyl propanol, hydroxyethylcellulose, tropolone, phenoxyethanol, CI 77499 (iron oxides) Click on the photos to see the full-size versions. Essence offers …