Beauty: The Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex Make Up Base Review

Here’s another beauty product review for everyone. Today I am featuring The Face Shop’s Lovely Me: Ex Make Up Base. I am glad to share my impressions on my first base experience, so let’s get started! Product Name: Lovely Me: Ex Makeup Base Brand: The Face Shop Shade: #02 in Violet Net Weight: 40 ml Price: USD 5.78 Where to purchase: W2Beauty (with free $5 upon sign-up), The Face Shop physical and online stores Promise: The Face Shop Make Up base can brighten the skin with better tones. It covers blemishes effectively. Violet neutralizes and brightens yellow tone for healthier complexion. Read More …

Alessandro’s Striplac – World’s First Peel-Off Gel Polish

Having an active lifestyle as a graduate student, fashion and beauty blogger, and volunteer leader among other things, it isn’t easy to maintain beautiful nails. Getting drowned under my hectic schedule juggling school, blog, and events, I sometimes don’t have the time to have my nails done. Two years ago I would’ve shrugged when someone noticed my plain or chipped manicure, but now I am more conscious of my appearance. When I have the luxury of time, I take a trip to the nearest salon or nail spa to pamper myself. I usually use regular polishes since it is economical, Read More …

Yakson House Face Resizing Care: First Session Review

After being announced as the newest beauty editor of Yakson House, I received a lot of messages, mails, and comments from my friends and blog readers. I know many of you are curious to know more about Yakson House, its services, and which treatment I am going to feature here at Impressions of a Princess, so here I am to share the review of my first session of Yakson House Face Resizing Care. As I have confessed in my introductory post of Yakson House, my jaw is a bit uneven. My face is somewhat asymmetrical as the right side of Read More …

Dove’s #WeAreBeautiful Campaign: A Beautiful Legacy

Are you beautiful? If I am going to ask you this question, will you be able to look at me in the eye and confidently answer in an affirmative? Last December 2013, Dove revealed that only 7% of Filipina women identify themselves as beautiful. This statistic was very alarming, so the brand responded to this figure by launching the #IAmBeautiful movement. For my Filipino readers, I am positive that you remember watching and seeing active promotions for this cause. Perhaps you even participated in their selfie campaign? After a few months, there seemed to be a paradigm shift on self-acceptance Read More …

Yakson House + Newest Beauty Editor

I have already accepted that my face is somewhat asymmetrical. The right side of my jaw tends to jut a little more than the left and this makes me feel conscious on how I look. Living in this modern world where cameras are flashing everywhere, I feel a tad insecure when I see a not-so-flattering photo of me in this awkward angle. My orthodontic braces help in correcting my bite, though they couldn’t correct my jaw bone. Plastic surgery seems to be the only solution, but I will never go down that road. Helpless, I attend my dental appointments religiously Read More …

Belmeré Skin Centre Alabang Branch Opens with Venus Freeze

Belmeré Skin Centre recently opened its newest home to cater to the increasing demand of its patrons living in the south. Now relocated in its posh Alabang branch, Belmeré continues to provide clinically-proven effective and affordable treatments together with the arrival of its newest innovative machine treatment, the Venus Freeze. Belmeré Skin Centre believes in the philosophy that being beautiful is always an advantage and as such, it is committed to provide the latest, high-quality, and effective treatments. To know more about Belmeré and my first-ever facial experience, you can visit this post. proud owner, Ms Michelle Acero The existing Read More …

Discover Ombre at Azta Urban Salon SM Jazz + Giveaway

I know I am already overdue for another trip to the salon when the roots of my natural black mane is showing and the tips are already dry. I dyed my hair in light brown twice and it complemented my skintone well, but it has been months since I last had my hair color treatment. It is just as well that I received an invite from Azta Urban Salon SM Jazz branch to try their Discover Ombre services. Azta Urban Salon has been catering to the needs of young market, providing hip, stylish, and trendy hairstyles since 2004. With its Read More …

Beauty: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit Review

To answer some requests from friends and blog readers, I will now start writing beauty product reviews here at Impressions of a Princess. Since most of my skincare and makeup are from Korea, why not start with the Korean makeup international superstar – the BB Cream. For today’s post, let me share my thoughts on Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit in W13 Natural Beige. Frankly speaking, I forgot where and how I got this item since I have this habit of buying makeup for future use. Yes, I am such a hoarder. But anyway. Without further ado, Read More …

Mani-pedi at Spice Body Spa and Hair Salon

What do you do when you are stressed? Do you lock yourself in a room, binge eat, or drink to oblivion? Yes, there are days when we are so fed up with almost everything in our lives – exams, school projects, deadlines, strict parents, unfaithful partner, etc. that we wish to take a break and have time for ourselves. For us women, an hour or two of pampering and relaxation seems like the perfect solution. Turning back from stressful events, we can enjoy our leisure time which can later bring us back feeling refreshed and energized. Let’s admit it. We Read More …

Health: Weight Management Program at The Zen Institute

As I approach mid-twenties, I become more conscious with my body and health. I watch what I eat and do exercise when my schedule permits. It is very challenging, but I also try to catch enough hours of sleep in a day. Together with a positive outlook in life, I try to do these things to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle befitting my age. I have been skinny and underweight all my life, but no, I am not anorexic. I just have a natural fast metabolism. However, as a person age it is normal to experience a metabolic decline Read More …