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The state of our skin is really important healthwise as well as beauty wise. We need to pay attention to it as much as we pay attention to our general health. Lotions and creams are not enough; we can improve the state of our skin from the inside as well! Here are the ways we can easily improve our skin from the inside:


Photo credit: Raffi Asdourian on Flickr, Creative Commons

Sleep – This is actually one of the most common abuse we inflict on our body in our recent fast-paced lifestyle. It is such a huge impact on our health, which of course includes our skin. Have you noticed that you are more prone to skin-related issues if you’re short on sleep? Try reading up on sleep cycles to maximize your sleep time and find out when and how long to sleep for maximum benefit.

Photo credit: Ed Yourdon, creative commons

Photo credit: Ed Yourdon, creative commons

Exercise – In general we hear that exercise is good for our health, but did you know that exercise gives benefit to our skin as well? Through regular exercise we increase the blood flow to our skin which helps nourish skin cells and keeps them vital, and allows for the overall cleansing of the skin cells. This alone may be a good enough reason to get off our ass and start moving!


Hydrate – You know the adage: 8 glasses of water everyday. It may be a little hard to adjust for some people, but I find that drinking water instead of soda or iced tea in the long run provides a huge positive change to general health. It also makes the skin well-hydrated, which results to better skin health. I find that a good water bottle/container is enough to encourage me to drink more water at work. This latest one I got is a Kor hydration bottle – possibly the best water bottle I’ve ever tried.


Eat Well – This goes almost without saying. Eating healthy will lead to a healthier body. Eating well need not be boring; you can use a cookbook such as this Yummy Healthy At Home cookbook by Summit Books (Php150 only). Lots of tasty yet healthy recipes to help us cook healthier food.


Take Vitamin E – Vitamin E basically helps the skin recuperate and bounce back from all the bad elements it was exposed to during the day. Myra Vitamin E supplement is rich in anti-oxidants that help boost the skin from within. This, in conjunction with lotions and creams, will keep skin looking healthy, young, and glowing.


Myra E now has new endorsers: Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and Sara Geronimo, both with skin that glows from within.

Photo credit: @unilab_ph

Here’s something I’ve always wondered about Myra E: What’s the difference between the 300E variant and the 400E variant? The main difference is that the 300E has synthetic vitamin E (dL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) while the 400E has natural vitamin E (dL-Alpha Tocopherol), which means, of course, that the 400E is more expensive. Per bottle of 30 pieces, 300E costs Php241.50 while 400E costs Php354.90. The 400E variant also comes in bottles of 8s and 100s.

You can learn more about Myra Holistic Skin Care by following their twitter and IG accounts @MyraHolistic or through their facebook.

Disclaimer: I was provided a press kit containing the Kor hydration bottle, one bottle of 30s each of the 300E and 400E variants, and the Yummy cookbook for my consideration.

Myra recently released their own version of BB cream, called Myra VitaGlow BB Cream. It comes in two shades, Ivory (the lighter color) and Beige (the slightly darker one). The tube is very tiny, and contains only 20ml of product. Standard BB cream tubes contain 30-35ml.


This BB cream claims to come with a chock-full of benefits:

  • It’s moisturizing.
  • It contains Vitamin E.
  • It doubles as foundation.
  • It contains skin-enhancing minerals.
  • You can use it as concealer.
  • It also has sunscreen (SPF15).
  • It’s hypoallergenic.
  • It’s affordable! (Php99 a tube)

At the back of the tube you will see the list of ingredients, as well as instructions for use and a few of the skincare benefits mentioned above.


As I said above, the Ivory shade is lighter while the Beige shade is a little darker than Ivory. Check them out side by side here on my skin. Ivory is on the left, Beige on the right.


And here they are spread out on my skin. As you can see, neither of them are my shade exactly. What I do is that I mix the two shades to create an intermediate shade which I think suits me better than either of them.


Here they are blended out. You can see some shimmers on the upper part of my arm. This is what the “glow” part of the BB cream is. Thankfully it doesn’t look so bad on my face once it’s properly blended out.


In this look I used this intermediate shade as base. The shimmer is very faint here, which is further obscured by using a setting powder over the BB cream.


I think that this BB cream is workable, especially for people who will be sitting in an airconditioned office all day. Once out in the heat, though, this melts off pretty quickly and creates a really oily looking surface even with a layer of setting powder. I’m thankful I got the two shades so I can mix them to get my preferred shade. To be honest, I think this is a reformulation of their tinted moisturizer, which I also reviewed previously.

Blogger and Youtube vlogger Ana Victorino demonstrates a good way to incorporate the Myra VitaGlow BB Cream into your daily makeup routine. Here is a step-by-step guide. [Click for a larger version.]

Myra Vitaglow BB Cream Signature Look Full-page

You can also watch this Youtube video, where she also uses a combination of the two shades.

The BB creams come with an amazing press kit which is a personalized brush set. Thank you Marcie and Myra for these and the opportunity to try the new Myra VitaGlow BB Cream!

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Disclaimer: Press kit and the two tubes of BB cream was provided to me for editorial purposes. All opinions here are mine, and I was not required to write about it.

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For this FOTD, I am featuring the LA Colors eyeshadow palette I received from Peachy Pink Sisters. I have been using this palette a lot in my everyday office makeup, but usually only the top row for a more neutral look. Today I would like to try using the bottom row for a bolder day look.



Here are the products I used. Nichido Makeup Palette for the blush, LA Colors palette, Avon Shine Attract in Happy Pink, Pantene Miracle Water, Ever Bilena Eye Pencil in brown, Fashion 21 Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown, Maybelline Great Lash in Dark Brown, Venus and Mars Smooch Lip Detox, Myra VitaGlow Tinted Moisturizer


Here’s the completed look. It’s still a little conservative (in my opinion), but I like the flash of color in my eyes.


A closer look of my eyes. Pardon the sweat drops on my forehead (ang init!).

What do you think?

One of the things I recently purchased in my last haul from Watsons is Myra VitaGlow Tinted Facial Moisturizer in Ivory. As I mentioned, I was looking for a product that will take the place of moisturizer, sunblock, and face base to greatly reduce prep time in the rushed mornings. I have heard good feedback for Myra as a brand, and of all their available moisturizers I chose this one since it is tinted.


This 35-ml tube costs Php135 at Watsons, and as far as I can tell, comes in only two shades: Ivory and Beige. Only Ivory was available in the Watsons branch I went to (Dela Costa branch in Makati City). As you can see, it came sealed for your protection. There were no testers available, so I actually bought this unswatched with me hoping that it will be a good match for my skin tone.


The tube is a slender one with the cap at the bottom. Just a slight twist will open it. The front of the tube tells us that this product has minerals, SPF15, the shade Ivory, and is vitamin E-enriched (For healthy, glowing, young-looking skin). It also says it’s hypo-allergenic and dermatologist-tested.

The back of the tube tells us about the product’s features, directions for use, and warnings. The ingredients are Tocopheryl acetate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Titanium dioxide, and Methoxycinnamate, which I found in Unilab’s website. I’ve swatched this already on my hand in my previous post.


Now it’s time to test it out on my face. Let me start by showing you my bare face (cleaned previously with a facial cleanser). Notice the yellowish lids and dark undereyes, as well as some red spots on my cheeks.


After applying Myra VitaGlow Tinted Moisturizer, I get an even color all over my face. My eyelids and undereyes are now of a similar shade and the red spots are no longer so red.


I applied the rest of my makeup, which is basically just eyeliner for both eyes and eyebrows (Ever Bilena eye pencil), lip balm (Snoe Beso Balm), and lipstick (Ever Bilena Matte lipstick).


Not so bad for a quick 3-minute face for the office, don’t you think? So far I have not experienced any itchiness or breakouts from this, so I am quite happy with this product.

Pros: inexpensive; available in drugstores and supermarkets; didn’t break me out; matches my skin tone; 3-in-1 product reduces prep time in the morning

Cons: only two shades available

I’ve been itching to go shopping and finally I was able to find the time to do so. I ended up with this gigantic haul from Watsons near my office. Warning: Long Haul Post ahead.

Let’s start with this pair of Watsons Round Puffs, each a set of 100 cotton rounds. I got them both for Php89 (it was on a Buy 1 Take 1 sale). I will always need cotton rounds for my daily skincare, so I thought this was a fair buy.


Next is Nouveau Classic Collection of 6 claw clips. I want to wear my hair down (instead of up in a ponytail as per usual) and clips are the best way to keep it tidy. This cost me Php 84.75.


Speaking of hair, I’m on a mission to redeem my lifeless hair. I’ve already started by using the Pantene Miracle Water from my Dec-Jan BDJ Box and the Snoe Oil for All from my Feb Glamourbox. I decided to go for this Hair Treats Hair Spa in Argan Oil. The instructions are basically to massage onto scalp after shampooing and leave on for about 15 minutes with a shower cap, then rinse off. I’m hoping to do this once a week. This 250-g tub cost me Php72.75.


Next is Myra VitaGlow Tinted Facial Moisturizer with SPF15 in Ivory. In the mornings I have usually been using my Celeteque Hydration Moisturizer plus either my Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream SPF30 or my Maybelline Shine Free Face Powder SPF18. Lately though I’m getting very pressed for time and I want a faster routine for those types of mornings. A tinted moisturizer would serve as moisturizer, sunblock, and face base at the same time and would save me loads of time. It comes sealed for your protection, and this 35-ml tube cost Php135.


Since I couldn’t test it out in the store and there was only one available shade there (ivory), I decided to immediately break it out and swatch it.


It may look a little too light for me, but blending it further makes it look more natural and closer to my skin tone.


I also went ahead and bought two products from Ever Bilena: an eye pencil and a lipstick. This Evera Eye Pencil with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E is a very short brown pencil and cost only Php35.


The lipstick I bought is Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Pink Flame, which cost Php155 (the most expensive item in this haul). It’s an MLBB shade that was the only one that struck my fancy among all the available shades, including those of other lipstick types.




I went ahead and swatched both the eyeliner and the lipstick. The lipstick is a nice safe pink and the eyeliner is a dark brown, which is exactly what I was hoping for.


Finally, what is a haul without nail products? I found that Color Trends has new shades (yay!) and I chose this yellow one called Sherbet Mango Yellow. It’s of course the usual price of Php19.75. Next is Bobbie Cocktail Hour Gradation Nail Polish in Pink Cadillac, for Php80. Lastly, a bottle of Chic Nail Color in Love Orchid, a dainty frosted pink, for Php29.25.


The gradation nail polish is so interesting! I haven’t done gradation on my nails yet, and I can’t wait to find the time to try this out. I couldn’t resist opening it, to show you how sparkly this set is. Check out the glitters on that third bottle.


There you have it! All these items cost me just a little over Php700. Have you tried any of these? Let me know!

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