Friday, September 23, 2016

[PRODUCT REVIEW] POND’S Acne Clear White Multi Action Facial Foam + Scrub

Hello there! If you're new to this side of the interweb, welcome and I hope you enjoy my blog! 

In one of my previous posts (Is My Long Hiatus Over?), I mentioned that I recently visited my hometown and while I was there, my face, as usual, decided to torture me again with its tantrums. This means the facial wash I brought along with me would not suffice to calm the storm on my face. So when we went to SM Supermarket to treat my mom to a month-worth of groceries, I also scavenged for a facial cleanser and here’s what sparked my interest to try: 



Monday, September 19, 2016

ANNIE THE BROADWAY MUSICAL: My First Musical Broadway Experience Courtesy of TheWickeRmoss

Wait! This is not a review of the Broadway Musical, ANNIE. If you’re browsing the Internet right now, looking for an in-depth review of ANNIE, sorry, you’ve clicked on the wrong page. But since you’re already here, let me help you out. This is where you need to go -->> ANNIE THE BROADWAYMUSICAL: NOW PLAYING AT MASTERCARD THEATRES MARINA BAY SANDS SINGAPORE [REVIEW& MEDIA CALL SNIPPETS] You’re welcome.
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I’m pretty sure, I haven’t told you yet but when I was eleven, I got to be a part of a Musical. Really, huh? Hey! Before you raise your eyebrows on me, hear me out first, okay? Of course it’s not the Musical you’re thinking but it was a concert where there were lots of singing, throwing of scripts/lines, switching off and on of the lights to alter the stage settings and changing of costumes. Yes, the props, costumes, cast, etc. weren’t as grand as that of a Musical Broadway but hey, it’s one of the best childhood memories that I’d never ever forget. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

[PRODUCT REVIEW] BYS Velvet Lips Liquid Lipstick (Creme Brulee) First Impression Demo & Review

I don’t know if I have mentioned this fact clearly here on my blog but I have very dry and chappy lips. That is the reason why I own a lot of lip balms and lip moisturizers because I need them badly and I abuse them like crazy. That said, I still want to try matte lip products from time to time because I, too, have been enthralled by its appeal. 
 


Speaking of matte lip products, about 3 weeks ago, I uploaded on my YouTube channel my FirstImpression Demo & Review of BYS Velvet Lips Liquid Lipstick in Crème Brulee and I thought I’d share my thoughts about it here on my blog as well, since my video is in my mother language (Filipino/Tagalog). I’m sorry about that. I’ll add the English subtitles soon.
 

 
By the way, I bought these liquid lipsticks from SM Department Store SM Batangas when my hubby and I went back to the Philippines two months ago. I got it for 399.00PHP.


Monday, September 12, 2016

[HAUL 2016] SM DEPARTMENT STORE (SM WATSONS) MAKEUP SPLURGE

It was already gloomy since morning here in Singapore and now it’s pouring outside. When the weather is like this, it’s really nice to stay at home, get cozy under the blanket, watch some movie or maybe read a book while sipping on a hot cup of coco! I probably should go and make myself one now, but before I go, I just want to share with you my comeback video on YouTube. 



It’s a Haul video and even though it’s in my mother language, I still thought you might be interested to know the things I got when my hubby and I visited the Philippines two months ago.

Here are the products I showed and mentioned in the video:

* LOL Smudgeproof / Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner - Php 159.00

* E.L.F. Eyebrow Treat and Tame - Php 259.75
* E.L.F. Blush Brush - Php 269.75
* E.L.F. BB Cream - Php 449.75

Friday, September 9, 2016

[TRAVEL] 3D2N Stay at Nirwana Gardens - Nirwana Resort Hotel (Nirwana Suite) | BINTAN INDONESIA


This is actually NOT a full-on review of the hotel but merely a narrative of how our first-ever stay in Nirwana Resort Hotel went. Also, this blog post was originally written on 22nd September 2011 and posted on my personal blog. I just decided to post it here together with all the other travel and staycation blog posts that I will be publishing in the coming days.  

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With no real intentions of writing a review about the place we’ve just been to last week, I’m here to tell you the details of our romantic and fun 3D2N stay at Nirwana Gardens - Nirwana Resort Hotel in Bintan Indonesia.

 

Let’s just look back a little. My hubby and I both filed a leave from work from 15th -16th  Sep (Thursday-Friday) with the expectation that we’ll have Thurs-Sun to ourselves exclusively. Unfortunately, he was given such a cruel time in his office and so the supposedly 3D2N vacation in Phuket Thailand that we looked forward to for so long vanished in an instant just like that. But since we didn’t want to waste our leave from work, my hubby, (the planner-freak that he is), still looked for ways how we can unwind and be out of reach for at least a day and half (even if the promo says 2D1N - y'all know what I mean, right?). I haven’t told you yet but last time when we went to Bintan, we told ourselves that we will come back to explore the place more and so yeah we did! Hubby booked for a 2D1N stay in a… wait for it… HOTEL SUITE! Yeah. It’s our first time to book a suite. Ain’t that sweet?

Monday, September 5, 2016

[HAUL] E.L.F. and MILANI Cosmetics


Hi lovelies! How are you and your day so far? If you ask me, well, as of typing this, my tongue is burning because I didn’t realize my coffee is still oh-so-hot when I took a big sip. Argh! But that aside, I have a quick haul for you today.


Do you still remember Chona? My kikay friend who I was with at the MUFE Workshop and the FIDE Fashion Week? Well, she’s no longer here in Singapore. Sad because I no longer have someone who I can easily drag to events anytime haha, but I’m happy for her because she’s just given birth to a beautiful baby girl and she’s now happily living in the US with her family.



Why did I mention her? Well, a month ago, one of our common friends went to the US and I guess met up with her and a few weeks after that, I have these makeup goodies from her. This is not the first time she’s given me makeup products from the US, but this is just very thoughtful of her. It’s been over a year since she left for the US but she never fails to remember. She’s a keeper.

Now, let’s see what she got me here. She got me two lip balm tints, 1 single eyeshadow and 1 concealer. She even apologized that these are all she’s able to get for me. Man! This is already awesome!


The packaging reminds me of MAC Tendertones. I haven’t own one before but since I’ve watched a lot of Elle Fowler’s videos, I kind of got familiar with some of the MAC products.

I’ve tried them both and though I like the colors, I find them a bit too sticky for my liking and a little drying on my lips (it could also be because I was a little dehydrated that day when I first tried them). However, I love its pigmentation. See my video here where I did a swatch of them.



I guess Chona forgot my skintone haha, but you know what? I tried to dab this on my acne scars and then set it with my pressed powder and it kind of did the trick. I don’t know if that’s in any of Chona’s plans, but I’m pretty sure I can make use of this concealer despite how far its shade is from mine. See my video here where I did a swatch of this concealer.




This one I haven’t tried yet but the swatch of it should already give you an idea how pigmented it is. Although I don’t normally wear this color on my eyes, I might use this for a look I’d wear when filming a video or for a Face-Of-The-Day entry here on my blog.

And that’s it for this haul. Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts.