Reviews and Other Stuff

Dior Addict Lip Glow. New Shades.


Dior Lip GLow 2023


Hello, beauty lovers. Happy holidays and happy shopping season to you all. My apologies for being MIA in this blog. With the holiday season and its preparations, things are becoming more and more hectic. Please do check and follow me on my Instagram, as I have been more active there lately. You can also message me there or DM me here in the blog or at for product Q&As.


Dior Addict lip glow in Dior 8


It has been a while since I reviewed the very famous Dior Addict Lip Glow. Many shades have been released since my last review of the said lip product. You can read my reviews HERE & HERE. I somehow managed to keep track of some of the new shades that were released by Dior of this product.


Dior addict lip glow review


Dior Lip Glow is still the classic cult-favorite lip balm that I recommend to any makeup and beauty enthusiast, especially in this dry, chilly season where lips can get chapped and crack easily.  On top of that, the Dior Lip Glow has high-quality moisturizing ingredients that protect and coat the lips, sealing in moisture while adding a beautiful tint to the lips that is staining and long-lasting.

So, without letting you wait that long. I am very excited to show you some additions to the Dior Addict Lip Glow. These may not be new releases anymore, but these shades have not been reviewed nor swatched here in the blog. Additionally, these shades are my current favorites, and I highly recommend that you try at least one or two of them.



Dior Lip Glow swatches


012 Rosewood – sheer rose

015 Cherry -sheer neon cherry-red

031 Strawberry – sheer medium-red

Dior 8 – brick red

020 Mahogany – deep rosewood-brown


Dior Lip Glow swatches 2022 2023


What do you think of these shades? Spot any shade you like? Which Dior Addict Lip Glow shade is your favorite?




and the rest of my Dior favorites this season


Fall Scents for The Home

Happy Fall, everyone! Sweater Weather is here, and I could not be more excited to share the scents, candles, and diffusers I am loving this Fall.


Diptyque candles for Fall


Fall is always a very special season for me. It marks new beginnings, hope, and bittersweet endings. There is something beautiful, cozy, and nostalgic about this season. I guess that is the essence of Fall for all of us ‑ the beauty of a restart, a reinvention, a chance for something new and different.   

Speaking of something new and different. I have something new and different to share with you in this post. It’s all about the products you may want to explore to amplify the coziness in your home. Fall is the best time to experiment and try different scents. This is also the time that we enjoy lounging more at home since the weather calls for us to chill. Imagine sitting by the fireplace with your favorite warm drink and trying to relax. Imagine matching that relaxing vibe with an equally cozy scent. What scent would you choose?

Here are my recs:


Replica Autumn Vibes Diffuser by Maison Margiela


Fall diffuser replica


Replica Autumn Vibes Diffuser by Maison Margiela – MM’s Replica has recently released their swoon-worthy Fall-ready diffuser. The name is “Autumn Vibes”. The diffuser truly, hands down, captured the true meaning of Autumn vibes because the entire scent and aesthetic of the diffuser spells “Fall memories in a bottle.” If you could contain your favorite memories of Fall and put it in a bottle, well, this is what you get. A nostalgia-inducing diffuser designed to fill a whole room with the warm and earthy fragrance reminiscent of a stroll with fallen leaves swirling around.

Vitruvi Diffuser and Essential Oils – Vitruvi is known for their beautiful and sleek ceramic/stone diffusers that not only function as a high-quality diffuser/aromatherapy but also have a charming design worthy of being a must-have for any home décor. The diffusers are on the pricey side, but you can get them at discounted prices on their site or at Amazon. One of the best things about having a Vitruvi diffuser is how it throws a slow, dreamy steam that will put you in a dream-like mood.


Vitruvi review


Do you also know that Vitruvi makes fabulous essential oils? The secret to making their diffuser work so well is to use it with their high-quality essential oils. Their essential oils are very concentrated and can last a long time. I am talking about days of longevity in terms of scent-lasting power. If you are new to Vitruvi, I recommend you try their “Essential Oils” kit for starters and focus on the “Spruce” scent to give you that ultimate Fall vibe. I also recommend their “Signature” kit and try their “Legacy” and “Pacific” essential oils for Fall/Winter type scents.


Vitruvi Diffuser and Essential Oils


A more in-depth review of the Vitruvi diffuser, including its features, will be posted here in the blog.


Illume Tried & True Ceramic Candle


Illume Candles: This brand is my latest discovery. I was swooned over when I saw their ceramic and glass candles shaped like pumpkins and apples that smell and look so Fall-perfect. I am not much of a fan of pumpkin scents, but I was so surprised that Illume’s pumpkin ceramic candle’s scent is pleasing and not overwhelming. Another thing I love about the brand is its affordability. Their candles are not pricey, and the quality is superb. Not to mention, they have one of the cutest packaging I have ever seen. So, if you are looking for a perfect candle to decorate your home this Fall that is within budget, grab one of these now.


Illume Heirloom Pumpkin Ceramic Candle


Heirloom Pumpkin Ceramic Candle – Mild pumpkin spice scent.

Tried & True Ceramic Candle – Apple cider scent

Mercury Leaves Glass Candle in Pumpkin Woodfire – Earthy woody scent



This review will not be complete without our favorite Diptyque candles. There are two Diptyque candles I recommend this Fall. These two are the ones I keep purchasing and reaching for because of the coziness of the scents.


Diptyque candle Feu de Bois review


Feu de Bois (Fire Wood) – The scent of this candle captures the smell of burning wood. Imagine the scent of your fireplace eternally burning while the autumn leaves are falling or when snowflakes hit your window, and you feel the need to snuggle your pet or watch a lighthearted show on Netflix. That is what this candle is all about.

Tubereuse (Tuberose) – If you prefer a heavy floral scent for Fall or even Winter, this beautiful musky floral candle gives a feminine vibe while highlighting the coziness of the coming chilly seasons. This candle has an alluring and smoldering vibe fitting for any vanity of a woman who knows who she is and what she wants.


Diptyque Tubereuse (Tuberose)


These comprise my recommendations for Fall or even Winter scents for the home. What candles/diffusers/scents are you using, planning to use, or recommending this Fall/Winter?





UBeauty Review

Happy sweater weather, everyone. It is that time of the season when we need to add extra protection to our skin. The Fall and Winter seasons can make our skin dry. We all know that dry skin can be challenging to deal with. The more you let your skin dry, the more it becomes prone to other issues, such as cracking, itching, and even unnecessary breakouts or infections due to broken skin integrity.


I have slowly incorporated Ubeauty’s products into my routine for a few months. I had to give the products some time to take effect on my skin before I could say that the products genuinely worked. And work; they did.

Please read below to see which Ubeauty products did wonders for my skin. The following are the top three products I recommend you try from the brand as starters.


ubeauty resurfacing compound review


Resurfacing Compound

This is the serum that wowed many magazine editorials, review posts, fashionistas, beauty enthusiasts like moi, and all trailblazing influencers. There is a lot to love in this golden serum. This is supercharged with antioxidants, vitamins C and E, retinol, and multi-hydroxy acids. Powerful, right? This product obliterated the need to grab different skincare products to address various issues. You get your vitamins, acids, retinol, and other skincare jujus in this serum. This product aims to give you brightened skin, diminish large pores, and even out skintone while leaving it revitalized and youthful, giving you that lit-from-within lewk.


ubeauty resurfacing compound review


For me, this is one of the best serums I have ever tried. I am impressed with the result and how it feels on my skin. This product feels like a vitamin C serum, but it works like a combination of all the good serums I have applied to my skin. My skin feels softer, skintone looks more even and brighter. To use this, apply 2-3 pumps on the skin after washing, followed by your favorite moisturizer or the Ubeauty Super Hydrator. Depending on your skin’s tolerance, you can use it once or twice daily.


ubeauty the super hydrator review


The Super Hydrator

I was not expecting a lot when I first tried this moisturizer. But there are just some things in life that you will never know until you try. It is similar to the thought process of not judging someone before you actually know someone. You know what they say? Many people got burned by jumping to conclusions. This moisturizer is no different. That is because, unlike any other moisturizer, this makes your skin glow. There is something about this moisturizer that gives you that glassy skin look, apart from hydrating your skin for up to 48 hours and beyond. Sometimes, I use this as a standalone moisturizer and foundation, which works like a charm. This product has hyaluronic acid, purified oat extract, shea butter, argan oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, and peptides. The level of hydration this gives is fantastic. This product truly moisturizes, reduces wrinkles, and restores and protects dehydrated, dry skin from within.


ubeauty the super hydrator


I love the moisturizer a lot because of its powerful formulation and dewy skin effect. You can use this once or twice daily if necessary or after using the Ubeauty resurfacing compound.


ubeauty the barrier bioactive treatment review


The Barrier Bioactive Treatment

If you need further moisturization or want your skin to feel baby-soft again. Here is a once or twice-weekly mask inspired by the immortal jellyfish (per Ubeauty). As I captioned in the Gram, this mask makes your skin so soft after just one use. That is because this mask is highly concentrated with bioactive marine ingredients, urea, vitamin B6, sodium DNA, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, purified oat extract, fruit hydroxy acids, jojoba wax, sunflower wax, and mimosa wax. Using this overnight, the skin becomes well-moisturized, nourished, and supple. The mask renews the skin, softens rough patches, and soothes sensitive areas.


ubeauty the barrier bioactive treatment


You can use this mask twice or thrice a week as part of the last step in your skincare routine.


Ubeauty Tina Craig


This Fall, you are going to fall in love with Ubeauty’s beautiful products. Each product does wonders for the skin, eliminating the need to reach out for different skincare products to address various concerns and save you time, energy, and money. Do the skincare girl math; you will know what I am talking about. Ubeauty, bring out the true beauty in “you”.