It is that time of the season again when you’re midway through the year before making any valid holiday splurges but way into a vulnerable state to give into the plundering hypnosis of red, marked-down tags. Even though you swear by your high school diploma, “back-to-school” in June happened years ago for you and this time of sale season is completely irrelevant. But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, right?

But I think it’s safe to say that this month for me has been less about giving into consumerism (okay, maybe I shopped just a teensy bit) and more about diving into experiences — which I’m proud to say, has been a resolution I’ve actually stuck with. Realistically speaking, it has become a whole lot easier to ignore the flashing sale sign because saving up for trips, wether beyond or within your homeland, can be agonising.

My approach to packing for travel has become more strategic over the years simply because I hate the idea of overpacking. “Toss in 5 outfits, throw out 2,” I’d say and the formula has never failed me. The dreaded fear of lacking a t-shirt or undergarment has only become a reality at least once in a trip (thankfully one that was just out of town) and that’s because no one informed we had an extended stay.

The same sentiments apply when packing my makeup: keep it compact, keep it versatile. So when Sephora asked me to pick out from their collection, I immediately crunched it down to the necessities. Trust me, 5 kinds of highlighters didn’t seem realistic as much as it was tempting. So with that, keep calm and read on my newfound favourites.


Left to right: Becca nude lip pencil in ‘Nougat’, Sephora Teint Infusion foundation, Becca backlight priing filter, Sephora Triple Action makeup remover, Sephora blush in ‘So Shy’, Sephora Smooth and Bright concealer, Becca Ombre Rogue eye palette, Becca Shimmering Skin perfector in ‘Opal’

Bea Marin

14 thoughts on “PACKING WITH SEPHORA

  1. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for those items on your faves list, as I’m trying to update and in this case upgrade my makeup collection!!! Thank for sharing, Bea ❤

  2. Hi ate bea omg I really admire you and may i ask a question po hahaa kasi im inggit kasi sayo hahhaa pero don’t get me wrong po ha like naiinggit po ako sayo kasi you’re pretty ang ang galing niyo po magpose sa mga photos niyo and gusto ko rin kasi magblog/vlog kaso im not good with words and im a shy person kaya po hhahaha and how to be you be and how to have a legs like yours kasi ang haba po ng legs niyo and i think matangkad po kayo may tips po ba kayo hahaha thank you in advance mwuaa
    Ps keep posting po ng mga blogs and photos and vids niyo sa mga social media niyo luv u po hahhaa naiinspire po kasi ako sainyo byeeeeee

    1. Thank you, Arianne! So sweet of you! Everyone is always a little shy but that shouldn’t hinder you from what you want to do. If it’s your passion, go for it. Also, I’m not a tall person – just got to learn and find your angle. Haha! Best of luck! 🙂

  3. I’m sorryyyy, I love your photos and your style so much but I had a hard time reading your post. 😦 Might want to improve your writing.

    1. Thank you, Yna! I appreciate the feedback! Improve on what grounds specifically? Grammatical errors? If it’s my writing style, this is just how I simply write. 🙂

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