With the holiday break lurking around the corner, we’re just about ready to switch on to #vacationmode. You know what that means: lazy days lounging around in sheet masks, spontaneous outings, and maybe even a new destination to jet off to. But whether you’re staying in or flying out, this week’s Top Reviews roundup will prove to be essential to your year-end beauty routine. Go nuts!

1. Dermal Essence Green Tea Collagen Mask, P70 “After leaving this on my face for 20 minutes my face felt already really soft. However, I felt the difference between my neck and face so i decided to put the remnants om my neck and i liked the results. Becuase i am a make up user this made my face more hydrated and soft. The next day, my make up wasn’t bothered by excess oil and the application was flawless.” – Tidri

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2. Swan Oval Facial Konjac Sponge, now on sale at P80 (limited time only) “First got this as a replacement since the initial sponge i ordered (facial puff) ran out of stock. I have since also already tried the puff and now ended up repurchasing this one. I prefer this because this was easier to handle, doesnt soak up too much cleanser, and much easier to rinse and dry. I use this for my face and the rectagular one for the body. These sponges are perfect for those who love to cleanse and exfoliate since they’re so gentle on the skin. And this particular brand is so much cheaper than other konjac sponges. Will definitely keep these in stock!” – Christine

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3. Leiania House of Beauty TeaFresh Oil Blotting Paper, now on sale at P100 (limited time only) “I love how it always absorbs excess oil on my face every time I feel that there’s already a lot of oil at bay. I have very oily skin that even less than an hour or more, not longer than 3 hours, the products that I put on my face that can diminish much of the oil doesn’t hold on long enough. I’m happy how this helps me on my oil control regimen. I don’t notice if it also removes my make up as I blot it. As of now, I’ve been using this for 2 weeks from now and as I peep deeper in the container, I see that it’s still a lot of product inside! I love how it’s effective, portable, and compact. Would definitely recommend!” – Kayla

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4. Human Nature 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm, P90 “I am a fan of human heart nature products. I’ve tried a bunch of their skincare and makeup products and it never dissappointed me.I use this lip balm everyday, i have dry chappy lips and the peppermint taste of this lip balm really helps on moisturizing it. The tint gives off a very natural color with a slight shimmer on it.I got the island kiss shade and will definitely try flame tree once it has been restocked! It’s Perfect for everyday use especially for those gals like me who wants to look more natural.” – Jean

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5. My Scheming Pore Contracting Lifting Mask, P150 “I didn’t have much sleep for the past few days prior to using this and I was hoping that it would give my skin a boost. I was surprised how it met my expectations. It really did minimized the appearance of my pores. Also, it gave my skin that very much needed radiant and fresh glow. I recommend this for those who need quickly prep their skin for an important event” – Romina

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6. V&M Naturals Sacha Inchi Oil, now on sale at P720 (limited time only) “Bought this oil for my youngest daughter who’s 4yrs old due to sudden onset of skin roughness and she has sensitive skin big time. You’ll just see her scratching her skin and eventually it would lead to permanent marks. After using this product for a week, applied twice daily, her skin [became] really smooth and softer and finer. Whenever she feels an itch she knows what to get and I vividly recalled her saying “it’s like magic mommy”. That’s ganda mommy points for me.” – Achie

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7. Suesh Red Quilted Vanity Case, P1,800 “According to my roommate this was cheap (I’ll just take her word for it), but you wouldn’t think it when you get your hands on this. It’s larger than I thought it’d be, but it’s a good thing considering how easy it is to fill this baby up. The candy cane red is GORGEOUS (wasn’t sure about it at first, but it really grows on you); super classy, makes it look and feel like a hundred bucks. Reminds me so much of Broadway and Times Square and New York. The compartments are wide enough to fit your standard chubby stick (e.g. Happy Skin, Revlon Colorbursts) placed parallel to the short side, and the whole is really sturdy and waterproof (keep the desiccants though, just in case). Super sulit. No r-e-g-r-e-ts.” – Nikki

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8. Innisfree Green Tea Capsule Pack, P165 “This one is a night pack and I love night packs so much be cause my face can get the nourishment it needs overnight! Green tea is known to contain a lot of anti oxidants and other healing properties for the skin. That’s why I did not hesitate to but this product plus I trust the Innisfree brand. I put this on the ref before use like the pomegranate sleeping pack. This is very cool on the face and perfect for skin moisturizing the skin. After washing my skin in the morning, My face looks fairer, whiter and younger. I NEED a bigger package of this! Must have!” – Cris

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9. Kosmein Cocoa Butter, now on sale at P249 (limited time only) “This lotion is exactly what I have been looking for. It smells nice, with a typical cocoa butter smell. It spreads pretty easily and is not sticky for a thick lotion and hydrates very well. My skin looked healthier after a month of using this continuously. There is a lot of product for an affordable price, too. Highly recommended.” – Dana

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10. Labiotte Shiraz Red Wine Lip Tint, P699 “Like the other girl in the reviews, I too have been searching for these ever since Tina Yong tried these out on her makeup channel. Come on, wine + lipstick? What’s not to love?? They’re SUPER pigmented – seriously, the word “tint” is a lie. It’s incredibly opaque, but the formula is light and not thick or heavy at all! (Still, exfoliate beforehand!) The best part is how absolutely rock-solid these stay on your lips – the tint literally does. not. budge. (It’s so good it’s even hard to take off, hahaha!) It fades slowly but very evenly, and leaves a beautiful deep stain – no weird patches here! The shades are limited to wine-inspired ones, so no nudes here, but for standout, kissable lips, this is a unique option. And look at the packaging! A mini wine bottle!! Go, go, go!!!” – Isobel

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Tune in next week for another batch of 5-star must-haves!

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