Friday, February 27, 2015

South Korea Day 2 (Gyeongbuokgung Palace, Lotte World): Review

After uploading my travel entry about South Korea last week and after getting my South Korea vlog published, I am now more motivated to continue writing about my experiences when I was roaming around Seoul. Here's my second  post where I will be going about what happened during my second day in South Korea.

Late night snack at 2AM before sleeping-- Spicy Chicken is really spicy!!!

On Day 2, we started our day late. We didn't plan it this way but since we got back to the hostel at around 3AM from trying to explore the streets of Myengdong (while snowing) and having a late night snack, we ended up waking up a few hours after our original plan. We knew our itinerary was going to get messed up but we still managed. How? Read on and find out.

Originally, our second day was planned to be our Nami Island/ Petite France day. But seeing as it was  snowing, we chickened out. We can only imagine how cold it's going to be when we get on the ferry trip with a weather that could possibly freeze us so we quickly decided to switch in our day 5 plans for this day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Visee Single Eyeshadow in SV006: Review

Hi guys! Today's post is just a simple swatch + mini review of a product that I had lying around my makeup drawer for months (maybe even for a year) without being touched. Of course, I didn't plan it that way. It just happened. :p

As mentioned in the post title, I will be talking about the Visee single eyeshadow in the shade SV006. I believe this is a Japanese brand as the packaging had Japanese writings in it. Correct me if I'm wrong, though... I got this from Jasmine as a prize for one of her youtube contests a while ago. It was kept at the very back of my makeup drawer so I hardly got to use it. Recently, after cleaning my makeup drawer, I took notice of it and now I'm finally making a review on it.

Monday, February 23, 2015

South Korea Beauty and Skin Care: Haul

Hi guys! Today's post is just going to be a very simple haul post. Remember I went to South Korea last December? Here's the haul I got during that trip. I honestly restrained myself from buying too much products in Korea, and I feel that I did a good job by resisting the temptation of buying every single cosmetics there. Hehe!

Frankly speaking, buying cosmetics in Korea is so much fun since most Korean brands offer good quality makeup for drug store prices. If you didn't know, I am a huge fan of Korean cosmetics. Before going to South Korea, I did my research and listed the things I needed and wanted to buy. I tried my best to stick to that list but of course, there were unnecessary purchases that I didn't plan ahead. In my defense, I think I still did a good job during my shopping spree so I request my readers to please give me a pat on the back (if you read this). ;)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Travel: South Korea Day 1

Hi everyone! Today's blog post is something I'm really excited about. I've put off writing about it for a long period of time but last night I decided it's time for me to reminisce my good old days in South Korea. Oh, and there's a vlog at the end of this post if you're interested to just watch what little clips I filmed during our first day.

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If you're a new reader, I think it is just courtesy for me to let you know that since 2007, I've been a Korean culture enthusiast. It started off with my love for Korean drama, which actually helped me to stumble upon Korean pop music. Little did I know, I was already hooked on anything Korean. This is why it doesn't come as a surprise that one of my dreams is to actually visit the land of South Korea.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo: Review

Dandruff... It is quite a common scalp problem for a lot of people, me included. Although dandruff isn't dangerous and is easily controlled, it can still be embarassing to have flakes that dot your hair and sometimes fall on your shoulders. The good news is, dandruff shampoo is already widely distributed all over the world so mild symptoms of these cases may be resolved easily.

There are several causes of dandruff. Some of them are having dry skin, not shampooing enough, irritating hair products, change in weather and many other factors. To read more about dandruff, you can view this link from Mayo Clinic.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Tony Moly BCDation All Master: Review

Hi everyone! Today's review is all about the Tony Moly BCDation All Master SPF 30 PA++. I got this particular product as a part of my Memebox Global #15, which I unboxed here. However, even before I got my Memebox, I was already very interested in getting my own Tony Moly BCDation the moment it was released. It was on the top of my list of 'things to buy' when I go to South Korea but I was fortunate that I was able to get my hands on it before the planned date.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentines Day Makeup: Tutorial

Okay, I guess we can say that I'm late on this. For some reason, after uploading this makeup tutorial on youtube, I was already satisfied that I forgot to make a post here. Apologies to my blog followers. (Sorry!) Hopefully, you can still find an occasion to use this kind of makeup. Personally, I think the look is very versatile. You can use it for a first date, a day out with friends and practically any kind of occasion.

This is a quick and easy look with the focus on flirty lashes and bright pink lips. It gives the impression of having spent so much time on your makeup when in reality, you probably just spent 15 minutes on your makeup.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tosowoong Makeon Lip Manicure 30 Seconds (#5 Real Red): Review

The good thing about having a wide selection of lip products is that you can instantly change up your look from dainty to strong and bold with just a different color or lip finish. However, there's this one lip color that goes with anything. It can pass for everyday use, for work, for a date or even for a night out. It's a classic. Yes, you guessed it right. I'm talking about red lip color. A red lip color is very versatile but honestly speaking, it's a hard color to pull off. For me to like a red lip color, I have a few conditions I'm looking for.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Very Light Ash Blonde Hair Color Experience

Ever since I started coloring my hair back in college junior year, I just can't get enough of coloring my hair. Don't get me wrong. I'm not, at all, addicted to it. I only color my hair twice to three times a year, max. It's just that many people have told me I look better with lighter hair so whenever my roots start to be unforgiving, I try my best to color my hair with at least a light brown shade.

Late last year, however, I had this desire to color my hair red. Of course, before going through that, I did my research and most succesfful people who've tried to DIY coloring their hair red started with light colored hair. I personally already had light brown hair from coloring my hair with Liese Prettia Milk Tea Brown in the earlier part of the year but my roots have grown so much, I just had to retouch on them.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Shara Shara I Wanna Pencile Gel Liner (BR01: Dark Brown): Review

I'm not sure if you remember but previously, I shared an unboxing video of a Memebox that I got and today, I'll be reviewing one of the products included in the box. For your reference, I got the Memebox Global #15.

The particular product I'm talking about is the Shara Shara I Wanna Pencile Gel Liner in Dark Brown. When I opened the box, I saw the card description of the items included in the box. It says that you get one gel liner, either in black or dark brown. Honestly, I was praying to get the dark brown and thankfully, I did. :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

N.Cat Korean Accessory Store Tour + Haul

Do you guys remember my post regarding a blog event that I attended last October for N.Cat Philippines? Yes, I'm talking about their Grand Opening event held in Makati Park Square. One major frustration I had when I got home from the event was that I failed to capture some videos for my youtube channel. I thought it was a big loss for my subscribers since they wouldn't get to see how cute N.Cat is. Good thing, however, that N.Cat Philippines informed me of the opening for their Festival Mall branch. Another good thing is that the opening was held on the exact same day my family decided to do some Christmas shopping.  So, instead of heading out to Makati, we opted to just do our Christmas shopping in Festival Mall, which proved to be beneficial for everyone since it's a lot nearer our home. In that event, I was able to take some footages.

When I arrived at the store proper, it was packed with people. Yes, it was that popular. You can't even see much of what's inside with the amount of people that were in the store. Take note, that the Festival mall branch is a lot bigger than the one in Park Square Makati. I even had thoughts of just visiting at a later date because I knew it was going to be hard for me to film in that situation. But since I felt like I owe it to my subscribers to at least get a clip or two from that opening event, I brave the sea of shoppers inside N.Cat and filmed a store tour.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Monea Curl Defining Milk: Review

HELLOOOOOO FEBRUARY!!! I can't believe January is over but the calendar doesn't lie. It really is the second month of the year. Time flies... How was your January? If you ask me, it was uneventful. The only new thing that happened in my life is that I started teaching english to Japanese students. Other than that, I've been doing nothing but blogging and youtubing.

Having permed hair is not only a tedious job, it can also be expensive. When I had straight hair, I didn't put anything on my hair after drying. I can go out without any product on my hair. These days, however, I have to apply something to define my curls and make it not look bushy. Most of the time, it's a hair mousse. Sometimes, however, I go for the cheaper alternative, the Monea Curl Defining Milk.

On days when I just stay at home and a friend would quickly drop by for a visit or if I just have to head out to the nearest drug store, I feel that using mousse can be a little too much. True, mousse won't empty my wallet out but sometimes, I just need a valid reason to actually put it on my hair. When I can't find one, I use this instead. It just costs PHP99 so I know I'm not wasting money on trying to look decent for just a few minutes.