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Valerie Guiua

Makeup and skincare investigator. I probably spend way too much time trolling beauty counters, playing makeup with friends, and doling out skincare advice -- warranted or not. I have 10-12 step (depending on the day) skincare routine, and YES, I enjoy every single luscious minute of it.Follow my adventures on Instagram (@valerieg86)!!!

The best of COSRX
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The best of COSRX

I was first introduced to the COSRX brand around October 2016 when I went to Korea for my 30th birthday #SeouloTrip. I’ve been hearing such rave reviews about this brand from famous K-beauty vloggers even before my Korea trip that I decided to hunt their products down when I got to Seoul. At that time, Olive Young (Philippines’ version of Watsons) was only carrying the...

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06 Apr 2017
September Skincare Favourites!
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September Skincare Favourites!

It’s been a while since I posted an article, but I wanted my next article to be focused on skincare, as I have always believed that a great makeup canvas starts with beautiful skin. For the past months that I’ve been M.I.A, I’ve been quietly putting to the test a couple of skincare products that have caught my attention. These are the products that have...

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17 Oct 2016
Maybelline’s back-to-back homerun
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Maybelline’s back-to-back homerun

With the Manila weather being hotter than I can remember for the last 29 years, as a polar bear reincarnate, this is literally my worst nightmare come to life. For all the makeup tricks I have under my sleeve, I just can’t seem to keep my makeup intact with this intense heat. So, after exhausting every trick in the beauty book, I’ve come to accept...

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13 Jun 2016
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in Beauty, Culture, People

Weekend Beauty Review: L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Collection Star Velvet Pinks

If there’s one thing that I’ve always appreciated about L’Oréal, it’s their thoughtful and very tasteful representation of their brand – from their product packaging, to the actual folks working there, to the artful way they present their new products to the press – they never fail to make you stand up and take notice of their brand. Take for example their Color Riche Collection...

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22 May 2016
When Fashion & Art Collide
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When Fashion & Art Collide

Italy’s ultimate “It” bag, Save My Bag, recently unveiled their newest collection during their pop-up event on the 3rd floor of SM Megamall Bridgeway, on April 28, Thursday. This bespoke collection from Save My Bag recognizes the emergence of Kiana Valenciano as Manila’s newest fashionista and trendsetter, being its appointed style curator and creative team captain. This is Kiana’s first major foray into fashion, after...

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06 May 2016
L’Oréal’s 2016 Makeup Hits & Misses
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L’Oréal’s 2016 Makeup Hits & Misses

Yours truly, testing L’Oréal’s newest products for 2016. Follow me on Instagram (@valerieg86) to see more of my beauty adventures!   2016 saw L’Oréal introducing Filipino beauty fanatics to a slew of exciting new products, as well as its first set of equally exciting, local brand ambassadors to help identify what exactly a #LOrealWomanOfWorth is all about. On hand during the launch event were newly...

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11 Mar 2016
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in Beauty, Community, Fashion

Beauty brands at Sephora PH that you need to get excited about

February 1 marked a very momentous occasion for Filipina beauty junkies everywhere as Sephora unveiled their PH website (formerly Luxola.ph). A collective squeal of glee could be heard all across the country as many of these hardcore beauty lovers rushed to the site to view the brands that Sephora PH would be carrying. Not one to miss out on all the excitement, I too, joined...

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12 Feb 2016