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Top 5 local beauty blogs in the country for you please. Short description of why kung pwede. Im a college student doing research on beauty vs. fashion blogs.

Super late-I hope you'll still have use for this! Anyway:
-projectvanity.com --because Liz gets to blog about the best and latest first, she's working closely with some of the beauty brands here. She also has an almost professional take on blogging, reviews are relevant, layout's clean.
-kira-ramirez.com --blogs at Elegantly Wasted, she covers a wide range of topics and of lesser known brands. She's a friend and I know how passionate she is about beauty and skin care.
-thebeautybee.com --I like how relatable Mariana is, and how personal (and beauty-relevant) her posts are.
-whattinaloves.com --I like Tina's picks, very similar to mine. Her reviews are also very attuned to her lifestyle and career.
-themistymom.com --Shari has a beautiful, international style blog. She has the most amazing stuff, those that I can only dream of!
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expensive since I'm in med school and with a 200k fee per sem I just can't afford something over 1k. Because silly as it may seem, I'd rather spend that on books and coffee and food. Thanks. Sorry for the exhausted rambling. (LAST PART)

Hello, there, sorry for the late reply! I recommend TWO things: a cheap blotting paper (that you can get at Landmark/department stores) and a blotting powder. I used to use and enjoy the Pigeon baby powder which is in a compact form (you can buy it from PCX, about less than 300php). The blotting paper should be your first line of defense--just use it whenever you feel the oilies coming. I press the paper down on my skin (don't rub). And then I apply the powder in dabbing motions, again don't rub so you don't aggravate the skin. I only apply powder about 3 times max for the entire day--I find that applying more only makes me feel more oily. Goodluck! :)

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What do you think of blogs that don't disclose?

Wow, sorry for the v.v. delayed reply! Blogging (w/ benefits) can be really tricky, but I think it shouldn't necessarily be. Just say it as it is! If it was given, say so! Although personally I'm more concerned with the quality of the review itself than how/where the blogger got the item. You can tell if it was a press sample anyway, and I just stop subscribing to/reading blogs with mediocre/dismal content. :)

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What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

Ooohh.. a lot, I used to watch a fairly good amount of TV when I was a kid (not so now, we dont have TV at home!). I remember watching Amazing Stories with my brother and father, a LOT of cartoons (the Tagalized ones, Captain Planet, Batman, Night Vision, SheRa, anime, etc etc), Finders Keepers, Beakman's World..wow, a lot more which I can't remember now. :)

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Your favorite local beauty blogs?

A lot, the local beauty blogscape has been getting more and more interesting! I read blogs daily, and these ladies are on my reader:
Project Vanity: www.projectvanity.com
Softly Sometimes: www.softly.nothingspaces.com
Dandelion Whiskers: www.dandelionwhiskers.wordpress.com
What Tina Loves: www.whattinaloves.wordpress.com
Elegantly Wasted: www.kira-ramirez.com
The Misty Mom: www.themistymom.com
The Beauty Bee: www.ianabantug.wordpress.com
A Daily Dose of Katsy: www.adailydoseofkatsy.com
Beauty by Tellie: www.beautybytellie.com
Beauty and Sparkle: www.beautyandsparkle.com
The Dalaga Project: www.thedalagaproject.com
Pretty Owlsome: www.owlybeauty.blogspot.com

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Hi Ae! I'm a make-up newbie. I love love love your makeup looks! Lol love x 3 because they suit you just right, not too heavy. Your looks didn't "overhaul" your face, they just accentuated your features. I pinned your blog on my home screen so whenever I have free time, I can check your blog :D

Oh wow, thank you so much! :) I'm glad my take on makeup appeals to you--I always try to go for more "me" than "my makeup" looks. People are more forgiving than we think! ;)

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