Mesoestetic Sun Protection SPF 50 Compact Foundation

_MG_0122I have always been a fan of sun protection. Blame it on the many years that my mother took the responsibility of slathering large gallons of sunscreen on my skin. “I made sure you never burned when you were younger, so please do the same.” is a phrase she tells me often.

Now that I am pregnant, I’m even more cautious about spending time under harsh UV rays. Pregnant skin is more prone to discolorations, “the mask of pregnancy” being one of them. So I was thrilled to try Mesoestetic’s Sun Protection SPF 50 Compact Foundation: a creamy, lightweight foundation that helps even out the skin tone with the added benefits of sun protection. Sold!

_MG_0131I was sent shades 011 (light) and 010 (dark) by the wonderful ladies of EI Skincare. As you can tell from the picture, 010 has a more yellow base. This was the shade I chose to try on my MAC NC40 skin tone and it looked great. Each compact comes with a sponge (which I highly recommend washing before using, it still had that fresh out of the factory smell) to spread the foundation evenly over your skin. The sponge worked well enough, but I also preferred to use my foundation brush to give it a more even finish.

The verdict: I really liked this product. It spread evenly, didn’t look cakey on my skin, and gave me adequate sun protection while taking our son for a swim or two. Not to mention it looked wonderful in photos. I will personally repurchase when I run out.

I highly recommend giving this product a try if:

  • You’re looking for sun protection that won’t make you look white or cakey.
  • You want to even out our skin tone.
  • You don’t want the hassle of brining a big bottle of face sun protection.


Here are some other reviews of this product you may be interested to read by my good friends Patty Laurel and Mari Henud.

Mesoestetic products are exclusively distributed in the Philippines by EI Skin Laboratories and can be bought in leading dermatology clinics around the country, check out their:

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All product photos taken my awesome photography partner Pat Martires. Check out his:

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Happy Monday

IMG_9742.JPGHappy Monday, everyone! What do you have cooked up for this week? As promised, I’ve started to slow down a little bit, which is where I found the time to create my leaf + feather love children in Caliraya last weekend. Haha.

I hope you enjoy my picks from around the web: 

Diagrams that will make you a better cook

A beautiful flipped iceberg

Haruki Murukami has put up a website to answer your questions. 

Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes

A street photographer with an inspiring story. 

I’m looking forward to attending this event


Unstyling with Kitty Bunag

Last November (yes, I am super super delayed with this post!), I was thrilled to get an invite from Martine De Luna (the wonder woman who helped make my blog’s revamp a reality) to attend one of her much anticipated Make It Blissful Workshops.

UnstylingThis workshop was rather special because it was in collaboration with two other power women in the realm of styling and events. Kitty Bunag of Craftsmith Living and Grace Baja aka The Spoiled Mummy.

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Martine, Grace, and Kitty (photo courtesy of

IMG_6459The event was held at beautiful La Creperie at Salcedo Village, which was photogenic from every angle. I fell in love with their chevron wooden floors. You also have to try their special The Spoiled Mummy Crepe, it is so decadent.

IMG_6495Speaker, Kitty Bunag, is a stylist extraordinaire who can turn the most simple items into beautiful home accessories. Her store, Craftsmith Living, in Salcedo Village is definitely not to be missed. Every corner is such a joy to look at. Here are some wonderful tips I took from Kitty’s talk:

  • Appreciate the beauty of everyday things.
  • Take life a little slower.
  • Pick a tone, then choose a splash of color to compliment it. 
  • Don’t be afraid to mix eras, textures, and patterns (you can anchor the look with color palettes)
  • Look in unusual places for inspiration. (for example: take the colors of a butterfly and translate it into a corner of your house)
  • Use Olio-boards or Pinterest to create your mood boards for inspiration. 
  • Trust your instinct. If it gives you peace, run with it. 

Here are some of my pictures from the workshop:



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Always fresh Patty Laurel-Filart was one of the guests at the workshop as well. 

Grace and Martine spoiled all participants by handing out luxurious loot bags for us to try:


A big thank you to the lovely sponsors for spoiling us:

You can read up on other participant’s blog entries about this fun afternoon. You might catch my baby-bump in a few of the entries:

Patty Laurel

Bea Marquez

The Spoiled Mummy

For more information on future workshops and events, be sure to like Make It Blissful and The Spoiled Mummy’s Facebook pages for regular announcements of up and coming events.