SinfulColors Porcelain Matte Nail Polish in Glazy Sunday

Sharing my NOTD! It’s Sinful Colors Porcelain Matte Nail Polish in Glazy Sunday. It’s part of a limited edition collection that came out spring 2016, though I’m not sure if it is still being sold. (Haven’t seen the collection on the Sinful Colors official site!) But anyway, here goes:

Sinful Colors Glazy Sunday Nail Polish

Quick Specs: 0.5 fl oz / 15 ml ; made in USA


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Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner

While I have been almost exclusively using moisture toners that specifically focus on skin hydration, there are times when I seek a deeper cleanse for my heavy makeup/sweat days. Therefore, chancing upon something like Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner (USD 5.97) feels like hitting the jackpot to me.

Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner

Quick Specs: 10 fl oz / ; made in


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Ballet Manila: Revenge of the Classics

Let’s go to the ballet… It’s a sentence that holds many different meanings to me. Before I went to my first Ballet Manila performance, the prospect of watching the age-old dance was somewhat intimidating. Would it be too formal? Would I even understand what was going on? But M, whose grandparents are long-time Ballet Manila subscribers, assured me that it would be a fun way to spend my evening.

And fun, it was. The show I went to was the 20th anniversary concert of Ballet Manila, and I was wowed by the way the company was able to showcase a variety of performances. Some were set to classical music, while others grooved to the contemporary. Above all, I found the dance itself to be entrancing. Not only is it something that only a select few can do, but the gracefulness and passion were plain to see. And of course, pointe dancing is AMAZING to watch live. Since then, the prospect of a night at the ballet gives me a rush of excitement.

I even got this photo at the end of the night:

Starstruck, naturally, by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

So when I was invited to check out a preview of Ballet Manila’s 21st Season: Revenge of the Classics, I was beyond thrilled to see what they’ve prepared this time around.

Ballet Manila Revenge of the Classics

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Lip Ice Sheer Color Fragrance Free Lip Moisturizer

The backstory behind the purchase of this color-changing lip balm contains a fair bit of drama. If you want to read about it, please go to the bottom of the post.:) I don’t want a rant as an opener. (No to negativity!)

Anyway, I picked up Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color Fragrance Free Lip Moisturizer (PHP 145), because of a current obsession with color-changing lip products. It’s probably a 90’s nostalgia thing, but it looks like a nice trend to bring back.

Lip Ice Sheer Color Lip Moisturizer

Quick Specs: 2 g ; made in China


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