You know the feeling when you're spoilt with options you don't really know where to begin or even HOW to begin? I could only imagine the people who are getting married (thanks to my FB feed) choose their rings. Engagement AND wedding rings to be precise. (maaaan getting married is expensive af)

Gold is typically the most popular due to tradition, society but also for its qualities. (It's more precious than silver, another precious metal). But if you prefer a white-coloured metal but don't like silver, there's white-gold or platinum.

Either option is a great but if you're looking for the best quality here's a little something to weigh your options.

Platinum is supposedly harder (source) making it theoretically a better choice to secure and safeguard the diamonds (or other gems) inside your rings. As opposed to gold which will get worn thin with time. Some people are also allergic to (alloys inside) white-colored gold so you won't have this problem with platinum since it is hypo-allergenic...BUT...

Whilst it may be true that platinum is harder than gold in its purest form, 18k white gold is mixed with other metals, most commonly palladium, silver and copper to make it harder. This results in 18k white gold being harder than platinum alloys, which are most commonly 95% platinum. - Jogia Diamonds

So there you have it. Gold is the way to go. A tip according to jewellers is to mix both platinum and gold for durability.

Valentine's day is also coming up so spend a little something something for your other half or just treat 'yo self to a little sumthin sumthin'. You deserve a little bling ;)

Check out for more gorgeous rings.


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I just got back from the highly anticipated beauty-blogger laden beauty event of the year (featured here) and here's a little recap.

A disclaimer. I received a free pass to the event.  A "Glamderella" pass to be precise, and per pass (there are 4 categories) you are allowed access to certain areas.

The Glamderella pass had access to all the talks and the booths that offered the free makeup makeuover and hair. And of course the chance to meet-and-greet their favorite beauty bloggers/ You tubers/Influencers.

Now to be honest unless you're a super fan of the featured beauty influencers or a fan of these kinds of talks in general, getting the cheapest pass won't get you very far.

Even the second cheapest if I may be a little bold. The truest best experience (imo) you can get at the event was if you had the top 2 higher tiered passes, which had access to makeup classes and lots of freebies in the loot bag. (for reference sake I had a water bottle in mine)

The event was from 9AM to 10PM I believe and for the most part the scheduled events were on-the-dot. So props for that. I was there from around 2PM to 5. The event place itself was HUGE for the small amount of people present whilst I was there, so the booths looked tiny in contrast. It felt like nothing much was going on understandably there really wasn't much available to me. So I guess the experience felt bare to me.

Maybe my tune would be different if I stayed longer to truly experience the whole event but unfortunately my schedule wouldn't permit me.

All-in-all I would categorize the event a success as it's one of the smoothest (in terms of structure) beauty conferences I've attended. Plus the decor, props, stage design etc looked really good snaps for the organizers.

Have you been to GLAMCONMNL? What did you think? Let me know!


PS. Thanks for the opportunity Leo My!

How would you feel if you could meet your favorite content creators from YouTube in the flesh? Maybe hangout for a bit and chat about their beauty favorites along with tips and tricks? Test some international makeup brands with your beauty bestie more your thing?


The first ever beauty convention Glamcon MNL celebrates beauty made even better through the power of makeup. GLAMCON MNL 2018 ​is happening on January 21, 2018 ​at SMX Convention​ ​Center,​ ​SM​ ​Aura​ ​Premiere​!

Here's what's in store for every beauty enthusiast coming, because trust me, you're going.
Joining the party this year are some of the country's favorite beauty vloggers today, including Nina Rayos (Oeuvretrends), Kristine Roces (Real Asian Beauty), Kris Lumagui, Joyce Sola (Candyartlove), Bing​ ​Castro,​ ​Anne​ ​Clutz,​ ​Ana​ ​Victorino,​ ​and​ ​Raiza​ ​Contawi​.

As advocates of confidence in cosmetics and beauty in all forms, shapes, sizes, and colors, Glamcon
MNL will also be hosting the #NoFilter Panel Discussions​, a venue for dialogue about improving the way you look beyond what is skin deep.

Participating in these discussions are Danah and Stacy Gutierrez of who will be schooling attendees on how to appreciate themselves completely through body positivity and breaking beauty stereotypes.


Glamcon MNL 2018 goers won’t be leaving the gathering empty handed as leading makeup, skin, hair, and nail care brands join Manila’s biggest beauty party.

Get top-notch makeovers from Styluxe Salon & Makeup Studio. Add more colors to your look with Paprika Cosmetics’ beautiful eye shadows. While local skin care brand iWhite is sure to bring the best skincare products for the beautiful Filipina skin.

EssLiv will make sure that Glamcon MNL goers get only the best skincare products by bringing one of Korea’s top skin care brand, Ciracle. Makeup Revolution will also make sure that our makeup looks are a hundred percent on point.

VMV Hypoallergenics is going to bring high-quality skincare products for all skin types. Meanwhile, the Skincare Curator will be bringing Cosrx and Neogen to the (makeup) table.

Colourette Cosmetics will be showering participants with their fabulous lipstick shades. Inglot will also be making sure that attendees go home with something that would make them look on point on other special days after Glamcon.

PLUS  Sip and Wit’s Sweets and Savouries will make sure everyone stays hydrated with a little somethin' somethin' to snack on. ;)

Whatchu waitin' for gurl? Get your tickets here --->  See you there!


Glamcon MNL 2018 is produced by Aracan Events, powered by A.I.M.S.Group Singapore. Check out the online Glamcon MNL community on for more details Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information about the event, visit

Happy 2018! Kicking of the new year with another review feels just right to get the blog mojo going. As mentioned in my previous Careline/EB lippie post (here) this particular Careline release is heaps better.

"Better than Basic"

For Php 210 (Some places have them at Php 195), this is a truer 'liquid matte' lipstick that's comfortably lightweight and surprisingly pigmented (not to put the local brand down but it is SUPER good for a Philippine Makeup Brand).

Packaging is A+. Tubes are reminiscent of Colourpop's actually.

The new branding is a much needed facelift for the crowd today. Still targeted towards the youngesters the new look is bolder opting for a more 'Girl Crush' vibe than the 'Tweetums' cutesey one it had before.

The consistency is watery (similar to Colourpop Satin Lips I reviewed here) BUT delivers 100% on pigment —at just one swipe.

Plus it's not scented!

image via Project Vanity

All the matte colours, leaning mostly to 'nude', are all very on trend. There are other 'non-nude' colours like Pop (Bright Fuschia), In Bloom (Bright Cherry Red), Dark Matter (Vampy Eggplant) and Wallflower (Blueish Gray).They also have matte metallic lippies for your more adventurous looks.

I bought Pop, Normcore (Grayish Mauve) and Gotta Go (Warm Peachy Nude) at Watsons for Php 195/each.

If you still haven't tried any good locally available liquid matte lipsticks here is a solid brand to start off with,  good enough to collect even!

**Transfer test after drying a little.
**Lip mark / lipstick that transferred was from the inner parts of my lips.

Have you tried this yet? What do you think about the Philippine Makeup game lately? I personally think they're killing it. Let me know your thoughts below!

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