KJM Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Tint Vlog & Blog Reaction

I’m a little late (as I always am) when it comes to make up trends but the KJM Cosmetics Lip & Cheek tint was something I honestly paid very little attention to since its first appearance in Cebu early this year. Sure, I saw it on racks on racks on racks whenever I went shopping but I never really bothered to ask what the big deal was nor did I care to try it out. In my head I thought to myself that, “it was just another lip and cheek tint” and that tints were sooo high school (and college) but I was surprisingly wrong. Lip and cheek tints are very much real, my friends!

What is KJM Cosmetics Lip & Cheek tint?

I tried researching it but their official website doesn’t really answer any real questions like, “why are they so famous?” and “what are they made of?” but Kimpossibly Gorgeous’ raves that it’s a Filipino brand and continues on her own review with an ecstatic yey for Pinoy Pride. Yey from me too!

My supplier and the beloved sponsor of this post, Let’s Stylize, did mention though that the products are organic and therefore are safe to consume (if you like to consume lip tint?).


As requested, I pulled out 5/ 10 shades that Let’s Stylize has to offer and this week, I have made it my sole purpose to try out, test and share my sentiments with my wonderful readers about what I think about the KJM Cosmetics Lip & Cheek tint.

Chrcking out KJM cheek Lip Vibe (Let's Stylize) at Emporium

Posted by Issa Perez Gandionco on Friday, September 8, 2017


If you haven’t gotten around to watching the vlog, here’s a run through of the video:

What makes a good lip and cheek tint?
I thought long and hard (lol, jk, I used common sense) and thought about what comprised a good/ decent tint and came to the conclusion that it takes the factors: consistency, longevity and price point.

Consistency. The tint is light weight but much to my dismay, is oil based. Unfortunately for me, I hate oil and I quickly found out in the video that oil tends to spill on to your teeth if you’re not careful and will tint your teeth, as well. Although, I wouldn’t really think of this as a bad thing because you can always allow the tint to dry or dab the tint in portions before smacking your lips together. Either route, the oil dries up and you’re not left in this predicament for too long.

Longevity. You obviously want your tint to last long because who likes constantly reapplying make up anyways? I certainly don’t! Reviews say that this products lasts up from 3- 6 hours, depending on how often you wet your lips and I definitely wanted to put this to the test or… tests, rather!

EXPERIMENT NO. 1: The wet wipe test

EXPERIMENT NO. 2: The water test

EXPERIMENT NO. 3: The food test

EXPERIMENT NO. 4: The kissing test

EXPERIMENT NO. 5: The drop test (not a part of longevity but let’s throw it in there anyways!)

If you want to see the results… please watch the video. And while you’re at it, like, SUBSCRIBE & leave some love in the comments section below 😀

Price Point. A bottle of this tint will cost you about P150.00 and is said to last you a looong time (according to Youtube reviews). I’d say, it’s a pretty penny to pay and I definitely think it hits the sweet spot, price-wise.

 Here are some swatches:


Bittersweet Magenta (on cheeks only)

Bittersweet Magenta (on cheeks & lips)

See what I meant by it going on your teeth!


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Although I really did have an issue with it being oil based, it’s pretty forgivable and since shooting this video, I have incorporated the tint in my daily make up routine.

I could tell you all about it, really. But I’d rather you watch the video so please, do me the honors!! <3

That’s all that I have for today, dear friends and beloved readers!

If you want to get your own KJM Lip & Cheek Tints, feel free to message Let’s Stylize or drop by your nearest Emporium concept store.

Let me know if you enjoyed my beauty review and if there’s anything you’d fancy I try out and experiment on again.

Til the next,

Issa P.

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How To Style: Pastel On Pastel & Fluffy Flats

If you’re wondering when you’re ever going to see me wear these fluffy flats, which I fondly call “floofers”again, the answer is never and I would like to thank my friends’ dog, Amber, for that. Apparently in the eyes of a Siberian Husky, floofers look like yummy balls of goodness and well… you guys can put 2 and 2 together and figure out what happened. Don’t worry, I kept the flats but the floofs are unsave-able. I cannot bring myself to dispose of perfect good shoes so I’m still trying to figure out a way to salvage them! You’ll see what I turn it into in a blog post, obviously.

Pastel and neutral tones have been a recurring trend over the last couple of years but according to my research, it really blew up in 2017. I generally like to stay away from trends until the very last minute (unless it’s really cute- like my floofs) but when you’re shopping and all you see are pastel colored everything’s… you end up putting things in your cart. Next thing I knew, I made a complete outfit out of it!

I wouldn’t say that I am obsessed with this trend mostly because it’s seems a tad bit too soft and feminine for my taste but it’s a good look for casual days full of chores and when you don’t have time to iron. (sorry for the wrinkles) I find pastel colors a bit dull so I paired them with my fluffy flats to make my look stand out. Also, I didn’t want people to focus too much on that fact that I was wearing pink so to the feet I directed them!

Where can I buy floofs?

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A Mashed Potato Recipe That Is Impossible To F*** Up

Before I learned how to make rice, I learned how to make mashed potatoes- the more important fact, I learned how to cook this in a rice cooker! I still prefer making this in a rice cooker to this day but you can make it in a sauce pan, as well.

Like I said, mashed potatoes is the first “dish” I learned and mastered how to make and today, I can literally make it in my sleep. For my first official recipe post, I am going to share my personal recipe with you and you’ll be disappointed because it’s hardly a recipe more than it is a bunch of ingredients bumped in a pan.

You might be asking yourself, why go through the hassle of making my own mashed potatoes when I can get them from the box? BECAUSE THE ONES IN THE BOX ABSOLUTELY SUCK. And that’s really the only bit of convincing I need to give you.

The best part apart this recipe is that is requires no measurements so you are as free to experiment with it as you want!

Easy Mashed Potato Recipe
Serves: 1-2 people
Preparation & cook time: 30 minutes

2 large potatoes (peeled and squared)
Milk/ All Purpose cream
Italian herbs (optional)

How To Cook:
1. In a saucepan/ rice cooker, boil water. As soon as the water begins to boil, throw in your peeled and sliced potatoes and add salt (add a generous amount).
2. Leave potatoes in to soften and occasionally check on them until they’re soft.
How to tell if your potatoes are done boiling? If you can stick your fork into multiple cubes with ease, then it’s done.
3. Once your potatoes are soft, take out your saucepan/ pot and drain the water.
4. Add butter, milk/ cream (and Italian seasoning) and mix. Make sure to taste and add whichever to your preference.
5. With a food masher/ fork, mash and mix everything together until you reach the consistency you like.

Seriously, that’s it.

Am I a pro now? No? Ok.

Issa P.

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TREND ALERT! Tinted Shades & Gingham

I believe it is safe to say that 90’s fashion has officially made a comeback!!! I think I’ve said this already somewhere on this site but in case you are new here, let me say it again: THE 90’S ARE BACK!

I realize that there are two sides to this flashback with the first point being: wasn’t the 90’s fashion kinda tacky? and secondly… well, that’s the only point I can think of right now. But who cares? I don’t!

I was born and raised in the 90’s and though some of the styles are a little bit over the top e.g. holo skirts and neon everything, I grew up spending hours browsing through glossy pages of magazines imagining of one day being able to pull off those styles… and that time is now!

L_U_E_U_R sent me a package with this gingham crop top and pink tinted shades and I was shookt! Here’s how I wore it:

The rose tinted shades and gingham were already pretty bold statements so I decided to mute it out by just pairing it with some denim jeans. For footwear, I would top this look off with some white Keds (if I had any!)

I’ve got a whole lot of OOTDS I cannot wait to share with you all- I’ve just been a bit busy with work and spending time with family. Please bear with me, I love you all!


Issa <3

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No Bathing Matter- My No Ligo Look ?

We’ve all been there, right? You know, days when you just had to pull yourself out of bed and didn’t have the time to shower? No? Ok then, that’s just me.

Here’s my situation: I am extremely kandingun aka in english, scared shitless of cold water. I only function in warm water but we haven’t gotten around to setting up our heater yet so I’ve had to succumb to ice cold baths ’til godknowswhen. So some days, like this day, when I have to wake up a little earlier than I usually do and bathing is purely optional (I bathed the night before OKAYYY), then I’ll just throw on something cute and head on out.

I was dragged to a meeting I didn’t have to be at with the promise of food and grocery shopping after. I simply could not resist the thought of hash browns and a replenished pantry so, yeah.

When you go out batheless, the last thing you want to do is state the obvious so a chic outfit is always necessary but at the same time, you don’t want to try too much. If you weren’t in the mood to shower, what makes you think you’re in the mood to actually dress up?

I just threw on a light brown dress from Let’s Stylize and an over sized kimono paired off with over-sized glasses (to hide my make- upless face) and some mules I got from ParisianSee, I look like I actually tried. My fashion tip: Keep a statement kimono, cover up, jacket on hand to spice up an outfit. I do it all the time!

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What do you think of this look?

Also, who wants to buy me a wire for our heater?

Issa P.

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[VLOG] Saladbox Unboxing: First Impressions + What Happened To My Hair

FINALLY a subscription box from the Philippines’ has arrived!!!

Saladbox/ GILTBOX is a monthly subscription of surprises for both men and women – each month, for a minimum fee, each member receives a mystery box filled to the brim in samplers and goodies from different companies. This is a great investment if you’re someone who would like to try new things but doesn’t exactly know what to try or does not want to spend a lot of money on something they might not end up liking.

Each month, GILTBOX partners up with a brand to bring their subscribers awesome items related to make up, hair care, beauty and wellness.


For the month of JULY, they partnered up with Vitress and Kolours to curate a box specifically targeting our hair. If you’re anything like me, bleaching, dying, straightening and curling is a regular part of your routine- for the month of July, SALADBOX/ GILTBOX encourages ladies to focus on protecting our lovely locks through this awesome care package.


Find out more about the items I got, what I think about them and WHAT REALLY happened to my hair in my video above…

Like, subscribe & follow!
Issa P.

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Pleated Pants & Pastel Pinks

The quality of these photos are absolutely horrendous but since I no longer have these pieces in my closet (I have my sister to thank for that!), I figured I would probably forget to ever wear them again for another shoot so… here you go! Here are some bad photos I took at my mother and brother’s birthday dinner along with a sentimental photo which I just really like to put out into the world because #familyiseverything! I realized I’ve never really told you anything about my family but then again… you probably read about it all the time on my “other” blog. lol.

Top & bottom: Gaisano Grand, Car-car| Flats: SoleMates (SM Department Store)| Watch: Fossil

There was literally no OTHER pose than this.

Our little fam bam – 1 cousin and 1 father. We are extremely small and I have no relatives who are my age which should explain why I am extremely awkward, I act like I’m 40 or 12 (no in betweens) and why I like to exude dominance among most people. HAHAHA. Yes, I’ve actually thought about it.

What’s your family like?
Issa P.

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Cebu Fashion Bloggers 8th Anniversary Dinner Photo Diary

I started blogging about fashion about 5-6 years ago- it was an unsure time when people didn’t even know what blogging was and having a group wasn’t especially a part of the norm. I fondly remember the day when I was scrolling Google search engines typing Cebu fashion bloggers/ Fashion bloggers in Cebu/ blogging groups about fashion in Cebu and the like when I miraculously chanced upon a group of fashion bloggers located in the city. It’s no surprise that it was among this group that I actually found my place even after being affiliated with other blogging groups. Being a part of the Cebu Fashion Bloggers turned my life and blogging career around for nothing but the best and a couple of days ago, we gathered together to celebrate such a wonderful union!

I can’t remember when I exactly became a part of the family but I remember the feeling- it was nothing short of amazing! It was back when studs, mesh and Jeffrey Campbell heels were in season and the words minimalist and fashion would never be caught dead in the same sentence. I was suddenly submerged around like-minded people who had fashion as a common denominator and compassion, passion and camaraderie as extraordinary add on’s. It was a simpler time back then and though the times and styles have changed, many years later- the love is still the same.

In this group, I’d be a hypocrite if I said I haven’t made my set of mistakes- I’ve lost my identity, I’ve sided with the wrong team, I had my misconceptions and as unguarded and unfiltered as I am, I’ve definitely pissed off a lot of people. That’s just who I am and luckily, I never found myself alone and afraid. My Cebu Fashion Bloggers family has always had my back and has guided me throughout the ups and downs of my career. They’ve helped me find myself, explore my options and helped me break down my walls that I so strongly build and for that, I am and forever will be grateful.

Many of you will notice that our family is small but we are one- we love each other, look out for one another and we try our best to help each other grow. There is no competition among us in fact, we are the first to help each other achieve a look, a vlog, an entry or project that one cannot simply achieve alone. We support each other, give each other insight and we like to spend endless of hours laughing and making joke on FB messenger! HAHA. Yes, we are small and that’s not to say that it’s the best group out there but it is definitely the best one for me.

On our 8th year in the industry, after having conquered our own set of accomplishments, failures, nuisances and what have you- we emerge better than ever. We’ve got so much to look forward to and we cannot wait to show you guys what we’ve got!

Thank you to everyone who’s supported us throughout the years. There are not enough words to express our unfathomable gratitude.

More power to all <3

From top left: Jean Yu of LifeonaFlavoredRunway, Jesse Jake Daan, Sophia Sanchez, Ching Sadaya
Doyzkie Buenaviaje of ILuvCebu, Toni Pino- Oca of PerfumedRedSohoes, Marianna Varella, Sweet Veloso of Life Is Sweet, Ronah Frances of Ron Does Things, Marco Diala
Gizelle Sembrano Bunagan, JL Arnaiz, Katrina Enrera of Keisee In The City
ME and Kathrynn Dawn Sy

Set up: Gizelle Sembrano Bunagan of Cuckoo Cloud Concepts
Tables: T&C Events and Rentals
Calligraphy: Charm Pia Tan
Location: Circa Dos



Issa P.

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Zerothreetwo Releases Puso Dad Hats

Cebuano’s are proud of a lot of things that make the world  a better place whether it be our picturesque beaches, our impeccable hospitality, amazing dishes and what have you. Given all these things, the best part about being Cebuano is our sense of pride that travels far and wide whether it be in our own salas, across the country or all over the world.

Once again, Zerothreetwo gives Cebuano all over the globe another chance to show off our pride through these puso dad hats that are available in a wide array of colors to match any style and mood.

I got mine in khaki with a hint of blues to achieve that classic dad/ tourist look wherever I go!


Not digging the muted tones? There are a lot of colors to choose from!

Get your caps here.

Do not fret, my hair shall and WILL grow,

Issa P.


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