Beauty Roundup: Rihanna’s Body Lava, a K-Beauty recall, and the perfect summer nails!

How was your Holy Week break, PV girls? Hope you got to reflect on what’s important, enjoy the company of friends and family, and treat yourself to some much needed rest and relaxation. If you're feeling meh about being back on the grind, spend a few minutes with PV as we dish on another roundup of all things beauty. K-Beauty fans should not miss the latest update on the Etude House product recall, while the beach-bound may want to pick up a bottle of Happy Skin’s latest summer addition. Our girl Riri will make sure we can all enjoy a summer glow without the risk of sunburn, and Kim K continues to find new ways to be in our vanity with an epic collab. Let’s read up on all things beauty!

Image via facebook.com/etudehousephilippines

Image via facebook.com/etudehousephilippines

Safe and Sound

Beauty junkies definitely need to be more careful about what exactly they put on their skin. In this case, an article was recently released announcing the recall of 13 Korean beauty products that had unsafe levels of metal antimony in their formulas. Fortunately, Etude House Philippines has clarified that though their Korean counterpart is recalling their AC Clean-Up Mild Concealer and Drawing Eyebrow Duo No. 3 Gray Brown, local available stocks should be safe to use. Based on their serial numbers, the batches sent to the Philippines are confirmed safe and checked thoroughly by the FDA! See Etude House Philippines’ announcement here.

Image via Sephora Philippines

Image via Sephora Philippines

Now’s Your Chance!

Finally ready to shop at Sephora Philippines? With tons of brands to choose from and free shipping on orders above P1,300, it sounds pretty awesome! First timers are encouraged to use the code ONLINE10 to get a 10% discount on their first order, and they send many other promo codes besides. Shop your first order here.

Images via Fashionista

Images via Fashionista

Lovin’ the Lava

Talk about the perfect body glow! Despite only being in the beauty world for a little over six months, FENTY Beauty is stepping it up once again and bringing us a product perfect for this summer! Aptly called Body Lava, the all-over liquid luminizer will help you achieve that bronze goddess look, whether you’re at the beach or partying up at a club! Rihanna teased the highlighters online showing off two bottles - one rose gold shade and the other a deep bronze. Expect Body Lava to hit up Sephora on April 6! We’ve marked our calendars!

Full story on Pop Sugar

Image via The Revelist

Image via The Revelist

The Perfect Pair

Whether you love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian-West is slowly but surely taking over the world! After the launch of her concealer kits, the social media mogul and KKW Beauty founder is now teaming up with her best friend and makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic to bring us an eye shadow palette that screams Kardashian! The KKW x Mario Palette includes 10 shadows perfect for tons of looks. From shimmers to mattes, bronzes, golds and browns, the palette also includes an exciting cobalt blue, a shade that Kim says she and Mario consider very special. Set to launch on April 5, the internet is already buzzing at how pigmented the shadows look on the promo photos. Would you buy the KKW x Mario palette?

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A Not-So-Summer-Secret

One of the things I love most about summer is that it’s the time where we can truly bust out those bright and neon colored polishes. Whether it be our hands or feet, our nails can finally be adorned with those fluorescent pinks and hot oranges! Lucky for us, Happy Skin is again one step ahead, bringing us a nail treatment that’s sure to come in handy (see what I did there?) especially when we hit up the beach! The Nail Rebuilder Serum (P299) is not only free from the top 10 toxic ingredients, but is formulated to correct nail imperfections and has UV protection too! Infused with Hydrolyzed Collagen (treats brittleness) and Lemon Peel Oil (treats yellowing) this is going to be your nail’s best friend this summer! With its muted pink shade, it’s perfect as a base coat for other polishes or on its own. 

The homegrown brand also released three new gel polish shades just in time for flip flops season. Priced at P249 each or P697 for the set of three, the Express Gel Polish is now available in shades called Hero, Wanderer, and Goddess. Shop the new nail color and protection must-haves on the Happy Skin website or in any Happy Skin store!

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