Hermès is the epitome of luxurious fashion. I enjoyed this shoot we did for Inquirer Lifestyle featuring their resort pieces! I wanted to get everything from this line, if only I had the moolah – many many moolah. lol! But alas, this is a close as I can get to this luxurious line for now. Our model Alaiza Malinao, a statuesque AsNTM model with legs for days, slayed during the shoot! This fashion editorial was photographed by Gabriel Pe, and styled by Luis Carlo San Juan. Hairstyle by Mong Amado and make-up by yours truly! 🙂


Coral Lip by Occ Liptar


Red Lips by Maybelline


Beeper by Colourpop Cosmetics


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During my young and reckless years, when I did not know better, I would bask under the sun for hours with nothing but tanning oil on hot summer days. It was the only way my pale skin would ever get a tan. After tanning, I become as red as a lobster and then I would feel THE PAIN! I remember heading home from Boracay in pain, carrying all my bags with my hands whilst avoiding to hang bags on my shoulder because of the sunburn – that’s something I would never do again. I am sure most of you have experienced sunburn before, so here are some quick remedies for sunburnt skin:

Aftersun lotion

The aftersun lotion is a moisturizer that contains aloe vera. It cools and soothes the skin and provides relief from irritation. If you do not have an aftersun lotion, you may use a moisturizer, and apply it after bath. Tip: chill it in the fridge before use for a cooling and soothing effect.

Cool Oatmeal Bath

Slip into a tub with cool water and ½ – 1 cup of oatmeal. Oats have anti-inflammatory properties that effectively heal dry and itchy skin. It is also a natural moisturizer.

Cool Towel or Compress

For quick relief, apply a cool compress or towel directly on the burnt areas. Rewet the towel often to keep it cool. You may apply as often as you need to alleviate the pain and discomfort.

Drink Water

Burnt skin is dehydrated skin. Replenish lost liquids by drinking a lot of water – this will also help heal burns. Drinking water helps cleanse and heal the body especially during hot sweaty summer days. You know you’re hydrated when your urine is light in color and almost clear.


The best remedy is really prevention. Use sunscreen everyday especially during summer time and when you know that you’ll be outdoors for long stretches.




Kylie Jenner’s Lipkits

The Kylie Lipkit was the most anticipated and talked about lip product ever to be released. Thanks to brilliant social media marketing, months and hours leading to its release date. When it finally launched, the website crashed and the lip kits were sold out in a matter of minutes. All I can do is stand up and slow clap for Kylie. She really knows how to keep beauty junkies at the edge of their seats. The first few times it came out, you were lucky to be able to purchase one. I tried purchasing online myself, logged in 20 minutes after its release announcement, and unfortunately didn’t make it on time – I was already typing my payment details!!!  If you don’t have lighting speed typing skills, then say goodbye to whatever was in your cart! I ended up buying one from a reseller for P2600 probably (around $55). The price was fair enough since the kits have two products inside, a liner and a liquid lipstick. Also, I have seen others sell it for P5000 and even P8000, crazy right?!

Matte Liquid Lipstick and Lip Liner: Koko K and Candy K

Koko K is a nude pink colour. Here it is worn on my lips and against my complexion. I am fair skinned, with yellow under tone, probably NC 20 at MAC. I really like this one. It’s very soft and feminine.


Candy K is a dark dusty rose colour on my lips. It has a brown undertone to it, so it has a 90’s feel to it as well, very on trend right now.



The night before I used the lip kit, I applied the Laneige Sleeping Mask as an overnight lip care to help soften and moisturise my lips. All liquid lipsticks are drying on the lips so I would advise to slather on a lip mask the night before, or to do a lip scrub before applying the lipstick. In the photos, I put lip liner all over  my lips and then applied the liquid lipstick on top because I wanted it to be really long lasting. It lasted for about 5 hours in spite of all the drinks and snacks I had. You may also just line the lips and and fill in with the liquid lip colour.


The Kylie matte liquid lipstick applies creamy and dries to an ultra matte finish. They are long lasting and also drying on the lips. I think it is more matte and drying compared to the Stila liquid lipsticks. It lasted about 5 hours on me, and had a bit of fading at the centre of my lips after an oily meal. The lip liner has a soft texture and it  glides on smoothly with ease. Is it worth the hype? Well, if you are a beauty junkie, a kylie fan, or a liquid lipstick collector, then YES! If not, then it is just your typical liquid lipstick! I like that it comes with a lip liner, but so does colourpop cosmetics for less than half the price! 😄 So, are you planning to get one for yourself?