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My new baby: #Sunshinegirlbakes

I know I have not been posting for a while. And this post isn’t even beauty related. But yeah, this kept me busy for the past few months. I sold my cookies last year and this year, I tried experimenting early on with my cookies recipes so I can launch early.


Instagram: @sunshinegirlbakes

Sunshinegirlbakes logo

Here are the flavors I offer this holiday season. This will be available all year round. I am in continually experimenting on cookie flavors so I hope to add more soon.

  • Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies*
  • Crispy Whites*
  • Levain Bakery Style Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies** 
  • Salted Caramel Brownies (8 x 8 in.)***

*For cookies, minimum of 20 pieces per flavor . Toffee Chocolate Chip and Crispy Whites can be mixed in a bag as long as you order at least 20 pcs of each flavor. 

**Minimum order of 15 cookies if ordered alone. 

***Minimum order of 2 boxes of 8×8 in. if ordered alone. 

You may refer to the price list below: For orders, kindly use this form. Orders must be placed at least 3-5 days before expected date of pickup. My cookies are made to order for guaranteed freshness.


Meetups are preferred but I ship items nationwide.  Shipping fee will be shouldered by the buyer.  Kindly message me at sunshinegirlbakes [at] gmail.com if you have any questions. Again, if you are ready to order, please use this form: http://bit.ly/sgbakesorderform


P.S. Thanks to Jeanina Franquelli (IG: jeaninafranquelli) and Rebecca de Roxas  (IG: bekssabaw) for the logo. And to Richard Ilagan (IG: richardneililagan) for the menu. 🙂

My Origins Mask Party Experience

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Photo Courtesy of Project Vanity IG account

When I saw this photo on the account, my heart literally jumped. I am a self-confessed Origins baby guys. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know Origins is my favorite skincare brand. I’ve used their cleansers, moisturizer and masks. So I checked the date and time and I knew I was available for this event. So now the next thing is to register. I was able to send an email a few hours after the post went up on Instagram. I didn’t really get my hopes up because I thought I saw the post a little too late. And then I received an email from Marielle of Project Vanity team asking to confirm my attendance. YES! Continue reading My Origins Mask Party Experience

Product Empties #1

So I am going to start a series here in my blog called “Product Empties.” The post will be about any makeup or skincare item I use up. I will have a quick review on these items when I finish them. Since I have a lot of stuff, expect a post quarterly or maybe less often than that.  The only stuff that I finish up regularly is skincare so I’d only post if I have enough products to talk about. I hope you find this series useful.


I have 4 product empties for today:

Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair (20.50 USD or approx. 960php). I bought this concealer because of Julia from Blessmybag. I believe we  have the same skintone so I lean towards whatever she uses. She used this as an undereye concealer and it’s actually pretty good at that. The shade I got has a slightly pinky undertone that counteracts dark circles. Would I buy it again? No, just because I’ve used a cheaper alternative (aka Maybelline Fit me in 15 Fair) and it works just as good.

Dior Addict Lip Glow in 001 (33 usd or approx. 1,540 php). This is a very expensive lip balm. “The first universal balm by Dior reacts to the unique chemistry of each woman’s lips to give them a natural flush of custom pink that suits her skin tone. As if revived from within, lips are fresh, full and radiant. “ That’s according to the description box from Dior’s website. During daytime, it’s the first thing I apply in my makeup routine. It’s not too slippery and leaves my lips hydrated and prepped for whatever lip product I’d use that day. At night, I use it before I sleep and when I wake up, I always have plump and moisturized lips. Would I buy it again? No. I got this in a set that I bought in Incheon airport. I thought then I was getting it at a bargain. But then again, it’s lipbalm, Meg. It’s too expensive. 🙁 I get the same results with my Innisfree Lip Treatment and that’s 160php.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (17 USD, 50ml or approx. 793php). This thing is the bomb, okay? I really love it. It’s suppose to clear your pores as you leave it on to dry and wash it off your skin. My skin feels super soft every time I use this. I only had a deluxe (but very generous) size of this, 50ml but it really lasts a long time. I’ve used it once a week quite religiously and it lasted me for almost a year. Would I buy it again? YES.

Origins Modern Friction (20usd, 50ml or approx 934php). I love love this facial scrub. I  use it twice a week and it leaves my skin baby soft. This plus charcoal mask combo is seriously my holy grail cleansing combo especially when I am having pesky unwanted breakouts. Would I buy it again? Uhm, I already have a backup waiting to be opened. Hehe.

That’s all I have for this post! Until my next empties <3 That means I need to really start using up my stuff…

Follow me on Instagram: _royalsunshine_ ; twitter: @sunshinegirlph

L’oreal Moist Matte Lipsticks (Review and Swatches)



Loreal Matte 2Well, well. I think I may have found a really good matte formula.  This review will be short and quick since it doesn’t need a long intro. (But really, I am just lazy to write a long one.) I bought the first one, Raspberry Syrup, because it was on sale at 400 pesos last May. I didn’t really need a new lipstick (says no beauty lover ever) but the discounted price tempted me and the shade name reminded me of my first Bobbi Brown Lipstick –  Cosmic Raspberry. The color is nothing like the Bobbi Brown one though. Raspberry Syrup is a reddish pink shade that leans a little bit coral. Now for the last two shades, I only got them last week since they were still on sale. (Come on L’oreal, my wallet is empty already.) Spring Rosette is a pretty nice neutral and muted pink. I would call it a nude but many may disagree. It’s a good every day lip color. Glamour Fuchsia is my favorite of the lot. It’s a magenta purple.  I’ve been looking for a matte purple lipstick that won’t look to clownish on me and this is the one. Thanks to Rae for the reco! I’m only wearing Bourjois CC cream and a bit of pencil on my eyebrows on the photos below. Sorry for the change of lighting in the photos. Oh you know, sun.

SwatchesSpring Rosette FaceGlamour Fuchsia FaceRaspberry Syrup FaceThese L’oreal moist matte ones are not drying, stays on pretty long (5-6 hours) and fades pretty nicely. It has this slightly powdery texture that feels lightweight. Super love! <3 These lipticks are still on sale at 400 pesos until June 30, 2015 so grab one if you can! It’s worth it.

P.S. My Glamour Fuchsia broke while I was swatching it. Huhu. They are creamy so make sure not to twist all the way up before you use it. A , warning to you, just in case. 


ONLINE BLOG SALE lipstick blush
Hello guys!

As promised, here’s part 2 of the blogsale! This post will have pre-loved lipsticks and blushes. You can find part 1 here.

Important Notes: (For Philippine residents only)

Reservation: 2 days only. Items should be paid during the said time frame. NO SWAPS.

Mode of Payment: Bpi / LBC Pera Padala Branch Pickup ; No Meetups

Shipping will be shipped via Fastrack. (40/45 pesos MM, outside MM 100 pesos)

All items will be sanitized before I turn them over.

Check out the items after the cut! Continue reading ONLINE BLOGSALE: LIPSTICK / BLUSH EDITION


ONLINE BLOG SALE base and eye

Hello readers!

Since I became a makeup junkie, I buy a lot of makeup. Most of them I buy on impulse. That’s why I need to let go of some of them, especially the ones that do not suit my skintone or the ones that I don’t use much. So I’d use this space to sell some of my personal makeup that needs a new home. This post will include eye makeup palettes, foundation, base and other items. Lipsticks and blush items are posted here.

Important Notes: (For Philippine residents only)

Reservation: 2 days only. Items should be paid during the said time frame. NO SWAPS.

Mode of Payment: Bpi / / LBC Pera Padala Branch Pickup ;

Shipping will be shipped via Xend Express. (60 pesos MM, outside MM 100 pesos) ; STRICTLY NO MEETUPS.

All items will be sanitized before I turn them over.

Check out the items after the cut!

MAC Alluring Aquatic and Kelly Osbourne Collection

MAC aquatic kelly collection

I got a few items from the recently released Alluring Aquatic and Kelly Osbourne Collection from MAC Cosmetics. These were released last May and June 2014 respectively in the US.

MAC aquatic bronzer swatches
Swatch Comparison: The Body Shop Honey Bronzer, Aphrodite’s Shell, Betty Lou Manizer, Laguna (Click on the photo for a larger size)

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Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite’s Shell.

I was able to try this bronzer during a visit to MAC’s counter in SM Megamall last July. I was initially looking for one of their lipsticks because it was featured in Maxine‘s blog. This bronzer is not very pigmented so it’s hard to overdo it.  It turned me off at first but the SA said he’d apply it on me and it looked beautiful. If you check out the swatch, it has a slight sheen to it but it’s not very visible on the skin. It has a slight orange-brown tint that’s quite flattering on the skin. For very pale girls, you can use this to contour, but for light-medium skinned people like me, this is a great product to give your skin a little bit more color. This would be perfect to use on beach outings. A swipe or two of this on your cheeks will give you that sun-kissed glow. I bought this from Carefreeshopper (they still have stock! Oops, no more stocks. 🙁 ) since it was already out of stock in MAC then.

Check out more products after the cut!

Continue reading MAC Alluring Aquatic and Kelly Osbourne Collection