Tuesday, December 27, 2016

4 QUICK AND EASY EYEBROW ROUTINES USING BROW PRODUCTS FROM BYS, NYX, NICHIDO AND DAISO

Hi everyone! Today I’d like to share with you a quick video I filmed and edited showing 4 quick and easy eyebrow routines that I do depending on my mood.

https://youtu.be/z_T0bflWK-U

In most of these routines, I only use one product, which I believe would be very beneficial to many of us who are always in a hurry and just want to get things over with.

 


ROUTINE 1
Brow Product: BYS BROW GEL
Shade: Bold Brunette
Price: PHP 399.00
Purchased from: SM Department Store

Despite its shade being a little brownish for my brows, it blends nicely and ends up looking good once it has set. I normally don’t use anything else after I applied this on my brows. I also appreciate how travel-friendly its packaging is and how a little amount goes a long way. Its built-in brush is also functional and very easy to use for shaping and filling in my brows. 

ROUTINE 2
Brow Product: NYX EYEBROW CAKE POWDER
Shade: ECP01 (BLACK/GRAY)
Price: PHP 390.00
Purchased from: SM Department Store



Out of all the products I used and showed in the video, this is my first love. When I started to get really serious with my brow game, this is the first product that really helped me. It’s easy to use and I didn’t have any problems matching its shade to my brows because it’s just black, the same with the color of my hair and brows. On some days, I don’t use the wax but when I want my brows be on fleek, I make sure to not skip that part. 

ROUTINE 3
Brow Product: NICHIDO EXTRA WATERPROOF, PROTECTIVE EYE PENCIL
Shade: DARK BROWN
Price: PHP 60.00
Purchased from: SM Department Store (also available at Watson’s)



This is a recent discovery for me. Even though I’ve heard and read a lot of good things about Nichido pencils, it’s only this year that I got to try one of them and seriously I don’t know why I didn’t try it sooner. Unlike other eyebrow pencils I’ve tried before, this one is creamy making it very easy to blend. The brush on its cap is also very helpful in spreading out the product onto my brows. And because it is very pigmented, a little also goes a loooooong way. One of the best things about this product is its price. It retails for only PHP 60.00!!!

ROUTINE 4
Brow Product: DAISO EYEBROW PENCIL
Shade: BLACK
Price: PHP 88.00 / SGD 2.00
Purchased from: DAISO Singapore



This last product is a new found love. If you watched my DAISO Full Face Impression Review, that’s where I first showed this eyebrow pencil. With its very cute pencil tip, I can easily shape my brows and fill them in making them look natural but fuller. I just set it using a clear mascara but sometimes I don’t even bother. It’s also very slim making it very easy to toss inside my makeup bag. Very travel-friendly! I’m honestly going to buy this over and over and over again once I run out of it.
 
And there you have it: My 4 quick and easy eyebrow routines! I hope you found this helpful and if you did, don’t forget to share this post because sharing is caring! c",)


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What is your eyebrow routine and what’s one eyebrow product you cannot live without? Let me know in the comment section and until next time!

Monday, December 26, 2016

[HOTEL REVIEW] VILLAGE HOTEL CHANGI: NOT JUST GREAT FOR STOPOVERS, HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE FOR A RELAXING STAYCATION AND A SATISFYING POKEMONGO EXPERIENCE, TOO!

One of the best things I love about my husband’s work is his schedule. Even though he has to work for long hours, his rest days really make up for it. He has a 12-hour, 3-2-2-3 (3days Work – 2days Off – 2days Work – 3days Off) work schedule which gives us lots of time to hang out and sometimes even unwind thru short trips/travels and/or staycations without him having to file/request for a vacation leave. Okay, relax! Of course this post is not about my husband’s job. I’m simply giving you a background because several weeks ago (19-21 Nov), my husband and I decided to go for another STAYCATION during his 3days OFF (for real, his schedule is to die for!) and we agreed to have it at Village Hotel Changi.




It was a stressful week at work for my husband when he suggested that we take another breather. We actually just spent the first week of November in Krabi Thailand for his post-birthday celebration and we really had a blast, but just after a week of being back at work, the stress was starting to drain him of his life again that we decided it’s time for another staycation. He’s always the one to immediately look for great deals online and good thing; there was an ongoing promotion for Village Hotel Changi at that time. If I’m not mistaken, there was a 30% Year End discount at the time of our booking plus another 5% discount if you sign up for their mailing list. Not bad, right? And so we did sign up and book a 3D2N stay at Village Hotel Changi.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

SERENITY SUNDAY: WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR THIS CHRISTMAS?

Hi! It’s me, Becca. I know it’s been a while since I post something for Serenity Sunday and probably no one knows or remembers me or this series anymore, but that’s alright! Because this post is not about me. This post is about the reason I’m thankful for this day. This post is about the amazing love of our Father in heaven who didn’t think twice to send here on earth His only begotten Son to be born as a man and live like a normal human being only to suffer an excruciatingly painful death in the end just so you and I could live and one day enjoy eternal life with God in heaven.

Yes, this is about JESUS CHRIST, our Lord and Savior and the reason why we have Christmas and why there could be NO reason for us not to be thankful every day. You see, even if we’re experiencing troubles and hardships, the thought of JESUS should be enough to put a smile on our face and for us to take a moment to thank the Lord for what a wonderful day He’s made and allowed us to experience today. Whether we accept this truth or not, we really don’t need any material things to be happy today. What we truly need is a moment of silence and peace, a moment to realize that “Hey! I’m still breathing! I’m alive! I live today because Someone once died for my sins so I could have life today.”  

Okay, you may think that you don’t even have a good life to be thankful for to begin with. Or you may be at a crossroads right now trying to decide which way to go and what to do with your life. But hear this, “Do not give up.” I say this not just to you but to myself as well. Even Jesus Christ who lived a righteous life here on earth went through trials and hardships, so let us not give up just yet. Jesus already showed us how to live life even when it’s not good. Jesus didn’t deserve to be humiliated and ridiculed by the very people He came to earth for to save and yet He went through all of it. Talk about hardships, Jesus didn’t even deserve to die on the cross of Calvary but He did it. It’s not a reason we’re human because He, too, was human when He did all that. The thing is: HE DIDN’T GIVE UP.  He didn’t give up because He knew His purpose in life. He didn’t give up because He knew that our Father in heaven was there for Him. Yes, these are just words. Yes, it's so easy to not give up when you know a good fortune awaits you down the road. But hey! Jesus went through with life showing others the love and power of God knowing that at the end of his journey as a human being, he will die a death he didn’t even deserve. So if you say that LIFE IS NOT FAIR for you, talk to Jesus about it because He certainly knows what you mean by that. You know what? Despite life being unfair, Jesus still didn’t give up. He didn’t give up for us and He surely is NOT GIVING UP ON US RIGHT NOW. 

So, whatever it is you’re going through right now that’s keeping you from being happy and thankful for this day, have faith that you’re going to get through it. We just need to do the first step: TRUST IN GOD. Let us learn to trust in God and give up our burdens to Him. It’s true that there are some loads that are too heavy for us to carry, but that’s why we have a merciful Father in Heaven who’s always ready to give us a helping hand if we’d only let Him. For once, let us give him the control of the wheel of our lives and let us take this moment to simply be thankful for today.

Merry Christmas everyone! I sincerely hope and pray that we all continue to experience our Lord’s love, grace and mercy every single day of our lives.