beauty products

Origins Ginger Float Cream Bubble Bath

If there is anything good about summer, it is this reasonable excuse of immersing in the tub with the luxurious Origins Ginger Float Cream Bubble Bath, for longer than usual. This gorgeous smelling bubble bath was given as a gift for Christmas by my dear friend, Frances. Thanks, Franz! I really love it. 🙂



Kikay Corner’s Organic Thanakha Online Store is Now Officially Open

Please click this link to go directly to KIKAY CORNER’S ORGANIC THANAKHA ONLINE STORE.

Kikay Corner is now proud to be an official distributor of Organic THANAKHA. Thanakha is an all in one skin care product that is therapeutic, an agent of restoration and a protects against harmful sun damage.


Feel free to email KikayCorner at  Retail price is PhP750 or USD$17.  Payment via G-Cash, Bank Deposit (BDO or BPI) or PayPal. Kikay Corner delivers Organic Thanakha to anywhere in the Philippines via Air21 (shipping fee @ P80) and internationally via Fedex (shipping cost will depend on your location)

Eyeshadow Primers for Oily Lids

If you happen to be one of those who have combination skin, then chances are, your lids are two of the oiliest  facial spots. The trouble with having oily lids is the persistent creasing of any type of eyeshadow that you apply. Even the supposedly crease proof ones fail to deliver.

urban-decay-eyeshadow-primer-potionYou really do not have to endure all this creasy problem. There are a handful of eye products for those who have oily lids problem. It is up to you if you would like to experiment on other eyeshadow primers, but if you’d rather not take chances, grab a stick of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It currently retails for $16. You have to make sure though, to apply powder shadow instead of cream shadow, over the primer. Cream shadows will still tend to trigger creasing, for obvious reasons. (more…)

Launch of Tamera Online

Kikay Corner was invited to the launch of Tamera Online last Saturday in Makati. Tamera Online is the online cosmetics store venture of former titleholder of Miss Philippines, Tamera Marie Szijarto. What could be neater than the launch of the very first, true blue cosmetics online store in the Philippines. The online stores that I have been patronizing for years do not have the total convenience of what an online store should be, to begin with.
Shopping online has been like a best friend to me for some time now. Though, it does not necessarily follow that I splurge. (I happen to think that I am very responsible with my purchases) I make sure that I only purchase good buys and those that are not available in our local stores and/or cheaper than if I were to purchase the same items from the department store, which are the exact things that this cosmetics store is committed to deliver.
So far the purchases that I have done online require me either to go the bank, pay via G-cash or do transfers which cannot be done until I make a show and do the application of that third party added to the list under my account. Although the enrollment of third parties are done only one time, sit till defeats the purpose of purchasing online, which is convenience. I did not have a choice back then. Now I do and it’s fun that all my purchases are guaranteed to land in my doorstep in no time. Another plus is the convenience shopping with your PayPal account. No need to divulge my credit card account anymore. Somehow I still feel uncomfortable typing in those numbers despite all those security guarantee that websites claim of. Sure you can use PayPal with ebay purchases. But ebay itself disclaims of any responsibility when it comes to how the transactions turn out. It’s like purchase at your own risk, really.

Tamera and Me

I am personally looking forward to the expansion of TameraOnline to bring home my favorite cosmetic brands like T.Le Clerc and YSL to the Philippines at lower prices than Rustan’s offer. To date they carry brands like Nutrogena, Benefit, Physician’s Formula and Smashbox. I recently just subscribed to their mailing list and was guaranteed a free gift offer for my very first purchase. The free gift is a full sized popular International brand and not the usual product sampler gifts that other companies throw in your package. This is a hit alternative to traditional shopping that is A rated, hands down. I am making my first purchase very soon and will let you know how it will turn out.