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FOTD: The Natural Source Caramel Lip Balm Bubble

Don’t you just love the cold spells this January?  The scarves and jackets come out, the electric fan and AC get to retire for a while, and you have more reason to snooze snugly under the sheets.

But if there’s anything that I don’t like about the cold weather, is the damage that it does to your lips. Eversince this unexpected icy-cold breeze swept into our Tropical country,  I have parked my lipstick for a while and have reunited with my good old lip balm.

I use The Natural Source’s Caramel Lip Balm  Bubble (Try saying that 10 times!). I’ve actually had this for quite a while. Who wouldn’t? It’s the chubbiest fattest lip balm in the planet! This thing just wouldn’t run out! Don’t believe me? Take a look…





I like the subtle caramel flavor and that it really does the job of moisturizing my lips. I also notice that aside from the gloss, it leaves a little reddish tint… which is kinda weird cause its yellow. I forget how much this thing costs though.

I just have two complaints about this product. First, since it’s so darn big, it takes forever to finish one bubble . And since you have it for quite a long time you’re not so sure if the product is still good or has gone past its expiration date. Second, since it’s packaged in a huge bubble with just a little opening, you can’t help but dip your finger in it to scoop up some product. So with that alone, it doesn’t exactly rate high in the hygienic department.

But if moisturizing is your thing, this baby definitely does the job for yah. You can bid that dry lip bye-bye with just a sweep of this balm. It comes in spearmint and banana variants too. I luuuurve spearmint! Unfortunately, it was out of stock at that time. For more info about the product, here’s a few things I picked up from the website.


50gm/2.12 oz

What it is?

Deliciously scented lip balm bubble to thoroughly protect and moisturise delicate lip area. Contains sunscreen to protect from damaging UVA and UVB rays.

What it does?

  • Nourishes and moisturises lips.
  • Protects the delicate lip area from UV damage.
  • Sweet natural fragrance makes bubble a pleasure to use.
  • Sturdy and attractive packaging for everyday use. Perfect to keep in your handbag or desk drawer.
  • Suitable for all age groups including children.

How to use

Apply a small amount to lips and gently massage.

When to use

As often as desired.

Main active ingredients

Vitamin E – An effective natural antioxidant. Protects skin and maintains suppleness

Castor Oil – Soothes skin and provides a naturally glossy look.

Caramel – Vitamin-packed, sweet scent.


So there… The Natural Source is actually a very good brand in my opinion. Even if I have some minor peeves here and there. The store itself gives off a yummy colorful candy-store like feel. The brand prides itself for what they call Australian Naturopathic Beauty.

Other products that I’ve tried from TNS are; the Bath Bubble Passionfruit, (which I still have in my shower caddy, it’s a delish smelling shower gel inside a ball with tiny glitters inside), the metallizer for eyes, lips & body (nice to have but I hardly ever use it) and the Pure Mineral Powder in Cinnamon which I’ve used up but I’ve never made up my mind if it’s worth repurchasing.

The Natural Source stores are located in Trinoma, Bonifacio High Street, SM Cebu and Glorietta.

FOTD: Mac Viva Glam V

Okay so I hit MAC again last week, but this time I went to the MAC store in Glorietta. I swear that store is burning a deep hole in my pocket! Oucccccch! I got me a MAC Viva Glam V lipstick. I first checked the store in Shang but apparently, they ran out… so I had to go all the way to Makati to grab one. Yes, I’m a pretty determined girl.  Hehe. So anyway, to help justify the damage (LOL), I just want to show you how MAC-aholic some girls can be and I actually pale in comparison to most of these chicks.

One of ’em is Aubrey, a 20 year old Pinay who has an insatiable make-up addiction. In this vlog that you’ll see here, the Mac Viva Glam V was included in her top 6 lip products. Don’t be fooled, although this girl is quite young, she has a huge following of about 2.9M views in Youtube alone and a lot more in her blog. No formal make-up schooling… She just loves make-up!

So there, I think I feel much better now. Hahaha. Anyhoo, about my personal take on the product, for starters I love the packaging with its chrome black finish, and I like how rich the product is that even if you lightly glide it on your lip, you already get a lot of color in there. Here’s a close-up.

spa-christmas-party-017I like the shade too because it’ s something you can wear everyday and if you want to look extra sassy for the night, you can just add-on an ultra shiny lipgloss paired with dramatic eye make-up and you’re good to go!

spa-christmas-party-018So what’s the damage? Friggin PHP 900. Yeah…painful! But no regrets here though. EYELOVET!!! Here’s some quick maarteng snapshots of yours truly, wearing my “now” fave lippie.