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a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog by Angelie Pangilinan

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Veet Wax Strips for Dry Skin Review

I have been using Veet Wax Strips since college and I have no idea why I never blogged about it. It's a product I've repurchased multiple times and I swear by it, which means it deserves a spot in this humble beauty blog of mine.

The Bean Boozled Challenge

couple does bean boozled challenge
I'm not sure if you guys know already but Earvin and I did the Bean Boozled challenge a month ago. Yes, we are one of those adults who decided to have a bit of fun and joined the Bean Boozled bandwagon. Earvin is a very picky eater and I'm actually quite surprised that he agreed to do this challenge with me.
As you can see in the video we had a ton of fun! Sorry if we're just wearing our house clothes, we filmed the video at 10pm 'cause we just can't wait any longer, we're so excited to do the Bean Boozled Challenge.

We also brought these Bean Boozled Jelly Beans during our recent Calatagan Adventure and we did the challenge while we're drinking and playing cards. To cut the story short, it gave us a ton of reasons to laugh and made our bonding even more fun.

Hope you enjoy watching! :)

Colourpop Ultra Matte in Beeper Review

colourpop ultra matte lip in beeper
If there's one thing that I'm quite disappointed with Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips, it's the fact that their formula oxidizes like crazy. You might think that it's a great thing that you can see the actual color of the shade you have on the tube but that is definitely not the case. Most often than not, it's nowhere near the actual colour when you apply it on your lips.

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water Review

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water review
There's been a ton of raves about Micellar Waters the past few months so I decided to grab this Biore Micellar Cleansing Water when I saw this in the drugstore. I was stocking up with my Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Wipes when I picked this up. You guys know how impressed I am with Biore's makeup wipes so I figured their Micellar Cleansing water must be good too.
biore makeup remover review
Micellar waters are said to lift even waterproof makeup with a single wipe. It claims to be as good as alcohol based and oil based makeup removers and toners without being too harsh on the skin. I must mention too that you don't need to rinse it afterwards unlike oil based makeup removers.
gentle makeup remover
So, is Biore Makeup Remover Micellar Cleansing Water actually as tough as oil based removers? I'd say no, it doesn't remove my waterproof makeup and mascara as well as my oil-based makeup removers but it still does a better job than my alcohol-based makeup removers. It still does the job though, it can remove waterproof makeup and even matte liquid lipsticks. It just takes a bit longer and a bit more product but it is still way better and gentler than other alcohol based makeup removers.
micellar water as makeup remover
Biore Micellar Cleansing Water claims to contain natural mineral water from the Japanese Alps. How cool is that? It also claim to lift off makeup in 1 wipe which is true if you're not wearing waterproof makeup. It is a different story though with waterproof makeups.
how to use biore micellar cleansing water
How to Use Biore Micellar Cleansing Water
The question now is would I repurchase? Yes, definitely. I'd repurchase because it's gentler and it does the job pretty well. It's perfect for days when I'd come home very tired and when I'm too lazy to rinse off my makeup because unlike other makeup removers, you're not required to rinse your face when you use the Biore Micellar Cleansing Water. :)

Life Lately Vol. 2

my life lately
There's been a lot of negative things happening around the globe, killing and shootings here and there... Because of these events, most people seem to look at every aspect of their life negatively. I myself is guilty about having a negative perspective most of the time and it has affected my life greatly, when I look at things in a negative light, I tend to be more worried, anxious, stressed, and sad.

I have learned along the way that everything happens for a reason. If it has happened already, you only have two choice, to look at it in a negative way or in a positive way. I would greatly suggest you look at it in a positive perspective so you can face life's challenges with a more hopeful, motivated, and a happier vibe instead of dwelling on the negative and being all miserable about it.

So here's what happened to my life lately...

  1. I've recently patch things up with my dad. The past year I haven't really been in good terms with my dad. It's what causes my loneliness the past year. I am never truly happy because I miss my dad, I miss his hugs and kisses, his cooking, and the way he would care for me. So when I mustered the strength to be in contact with him again, we talked for hours and decided to meet up in a mall. Calling him was the best decision I made, we are now in good terms again and nothing beats the feeling that I have my dad again who always got my back. I am definitely happier now. Well, would I expect? I have always been a papa's girl anyways!
  2. I took a month off from my freelancing work. I've been working as a freelancer for almost 6yrs now. Yes, I started freelancing while I was still in college. I remember being so eager to work for these companies that my academics had suffered. There's a bit of regret that I didn't do better at school because I was so sidetracked in making money. All I could ever think off that time is all the money I could make. I never really took any dayoff from freelancing 'till last month. I never want to stop working, even when i'm with my friends, my boyfriend, or with my family, all I could ever think of is how I'm gonna have a smaller paycheck because I am spending time with them instead of working. But when I decided to take a month off, I've realized that there's more to life than money, than having a healthier bank account. I've come to enjoy time with my family, and enjoy the little things with my friend and with Earvin. All these years I've been working, I thought I was happy because I have money but I was so wrong. True happiness comes from having healthy relationship with yourself and with the people who matter to you.
Well, right now I am slowly easing myself back to work and I must say because of the time I took off from work. I am now happier and much more motivated to make my dreams come true. :) I learned that sometimes, instead of pushing yourself too hard and forcing yourself to do things when you're lacking motivation, all you really need to do is step back, take a break and enjoy yourself and your loved one's company. I'm pretty sure you'd be back in no time with a positive outlook towards things you used to despise. :)

Dove Volume Dry Shampoo Review

dry shampoo philippines
It is not a common practice to use a dry shampoo in my country, Philippines. We are used to washing our hair every single day because of our crazy hot and humid weather. I have always watched youtube gurus using different kind of dry shampoos and I have always wondered how it does its wonders in one's hair so when I cam across this Dove Volume Dry Shampoo while grocery shopping, I just knew I had to get this so I can finally try using a dry shampoo!

Sammydress 10 piece Brush Set Review

affordable brush set for beginners
 I got these 10-pc makeup brush set from Sammydress a few weeks back and I've been abusing them ever since. I only got them for $7.14! Such a steal, right?

Calatagan, Batangas 2016