A Watsons All Pastel Mini Haul

I was out of town to claim my PRC ID but I arrived around lunch time. I thought my PRC office must be on lunch break so I decided to while away my time at a nearby mall.

I purchased a few unnecessary stuff, stuff I don’t need but found too cute because of the packaging. A really bad reason to buy things, I know.

Baby Lips, Maybelline, iWhite Korea, Beauty Buffet Face Mask

Maybelline Baby Lips in Watermelon Smooth. Love the packaging and the calligraphy on the tube. But when I applied it on my lips, I went “aack!”. It doesn’t taste nor smell good. Feels moisturising though and I’m sure my dehydrated lips would appreciate this.

Beauty Buffet Facial Mask in Apple & Evening Primrose. Would you look at that pastel peach plastic packaging! Screams tumblr inspired packaging, don’t you think? It claims to repair and refine and contains 23ml essence (not sure what essence though). The product is made in Taiwan. Not sure why I want to point that out.

I have not tried this product before but I know Face Mask from Asian manufacturers aren’t really that bad. I haven’t had allergic reaction yet from the one’s I have tried, which also isn’t that many, LOL!

iWhite Korea Moisturizing Facial Wash. I am a fan of iWhite brand. It’s not my go to skincare brand but I love how they always come up with innovative products. It’s not expensive, too. I remember the brand coming out with the blackheads or nose masks. Those are the still the best, bomb diggity product I’ve used so far! It really works! This Facial Wash though, uhm, I haven’t tried yet. I hope I won’t get disappointed. Look at that Tiffany blue packaging!

I know you shouldn’t buy skincare products based on their packaging. I know it’s just a marketing ploy. I am a Marketing graduate and yes I am not ashamed to say, I fell for it. LOL!

What’s your favourite Maybelline Baby Lips flavour? Let me know in the comments section below. Thank you for reading!

iWerkz Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

Ever since I bought an iPad Mini last year, I’ve been on the look out for a portable keyboard. No need chugging along the heavy laptop with me when I travel or work outside.

I didn’t know this particular brand of keyboard existed. I discovered it on Instagram. I immediately asked the person who posted the picture what it was and where he bought it.

iWerkz Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

iWerkz Folding Bluetooth Keyboard is available for purchase on Amazon for less than $30. At the time, the item was on sale so it was definitely a steal. It also comes in other different colors.

Features and specifications:

• Compatible with Bluetooth-Enabled Tablet Devices & Smartphones, including iPad/iPhone including iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
• Protective Case Doubles as a Stand
• Docks Tablet Devices or Smartphones While in Use
• Compatible with Android & iOS Devices
• Folding Design
• 30 Days Standby Time
• 44-Hr Run Time
• Convenient to Carry

Over all thoughts on the keyboard:

It’s sleek, super light and easy to pair by bluetooth. When folded or closed, it’s slightly longer than an external drive. When unfolded or opened, it’s slightly shorter than a desktop keyboard. I don’t have big hands so the size is fine with me. The casing/ cover/ protector, doubles as a tablet or phone stand.

If you are looking for a similar keyboard, I would recommend iWerkz.

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The Really Tiny Book Light

What I wanted for my birthday is a clip on book light. There are a few available online without paying an expensive shipping fee. What’s worrying is that it might not be what I was looking for.

My sister is able to sleep early and as we share the same room, I can’t turn on the light without disturbing her.

Tiny Book Light

One day, on a trip to the nearby city’s book store, my sister and I found the book light.

The Really Tiny Book Light is available at Fully Booked store for Php499.00. It clips onto your books so you can read in the dark. It bends to a full 90 degrees angle position.

To use: you press the “Light” switch at the bottom of the clip light to turn on the LED light. You can easily switch on the light. A slight movement among your things can turn on the light which is bad because the battery runs out fast.

The book light is fitted with 3 pieces of AG3 (LR41) batteries and you can buy replacement at your nearest watch repair shops.

It’s really tiny but the light packs a punch. My sister and I was laughing the first time I used it. The light was a lot brighter than my phone screen light. I might as well turn on the room light to read.

If you’re looking for something similar, you now know where to get one. Happy night reading!

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Bluetooth Camera Remote Shutter

I’ve always wanted to shoot pictures in motion without having to awkwardly hold the camera or set my iPhone & camera on timer. I’ve just found the solution.

The bluetooth camera remote shutter has been floating around gadget geek world. My concern is always about the products being available and accessible where I live.

Bluetooth Remote Shutter

Fortunately, there are third party resellers on Instagram and online shopping websites that sell these things. I’m happy to see CDR-King, cheapest gadget store in the country, are selling it online and at their store. And yes, it’s still cheap.

The way it works is that you have to download the Camera 360 app on your phone, iOS and Android, for the remote shutter to work. The app is free! After every use, remember to turn off the little device as it is consuming battery life. There’s an On and Off switch at the side of the device. I just got the shutter and I’m not sure how long the battery life would last.

I tested the shutter with the built-in camera of the iPhone 4 and it worked perfectly. I tested the shutter with the Camera+ and VSCO app as well and it worked! [Read more…]

#HaulinLikeAVillain : E-books in Kobo App

I’m still on a book review high from last month and found a couple more of books to read and is on preview in Kobo app.

Who here uses Kobo? It’s an e-book store and the app let’s you earn badges whenever you reach certain level of book reading. The badges are a great feature. For someone who doesn’t so much as read books, this is a fun way to get them to read and read some more.

What I bought and currently reading

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Of Neptune

I definitely must have the final book of the Syrena series. I couldn’t find a copy of it on scribd.com/. And I’m finally done with it. I’m now able to check my bucket list for this year which is to read a book series.

I think vampires and werewolves fiction is overrated. Mermaids are going to be invading the movie screens pretty soon. I hear someone’s making a movie of the books. Actors in mermaid costumes should be fun to see. LOL!

Rebels: City of Indra

There’s a reason why I prefer getting an e-book version. Books that might not be that good or just not worth adding in the book shelf. Well, in my personal book shelf that is.

I’m still reading the Rebels book and everyone know it’s by the Jenner sisters, Kendall & Kylie. Well, I’m sure they didn’t write the book. Simon and Schuster employed a ghost writer to build the book but it’s initially Kendall & Kylie’s idea what the book is going to be about, where the story will lead to and all that. The writers, Elizabeth Killmond-Roman & Maya Sloan, were given credit.

I’m still a few chapters in the book so I can’t really say much about it. The intro is quite long actually like they were expecting the book to be adapted into a movie. So, that’s what I can say about it so far.

The Story of Us

I heard about it from one of a Youtuber, book reviewer. I don’t know anything much about it except it’s a fiction, adult, romance book. And, I think it’s a short book by the author. I don’t want to say what’s already being said in the summary. Just search for the book to find out. I’m pretty impressed by the book cover. It’s one of those images you want to reblog on Tumblr or pin on Pinterest.

What books are you currently reading? Tweet me @_audreyisms because I love a good book recommendation.

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#HaulinLikeAVillain : Business Card Holder

This is actually not a haul at MOO.com website but is part of a haul I’m focusing throughout BER months. I might own this hashtag for any haul post I’ll be sharing in my blog so it’s easier to track in social media. Feel free to share your haul and in using the hashtag.

Cheap Business Card Holder

I was never in the market for a business card holder. I hardly use my business cards and had it for a long while that the information on it needs updating.

I bought the business card case from MOO.com because I received a coupon gift from Klout.com and I thought I’m not ready to purchase things that’s going to arrive 30 days or more in the mail.

With the Klout.com coupon code, I only paid about £0.50 for the card holder. It’s the cheapest find on the site and I didn’t want my coupon to go to waste.

It’s an Acrylic Business Card Holder in fuschia that is for £6.11. The case has slide-in compartment on both sides. One side is for your personal card and the other side is where you can keep cards you collect. It’s very handy when you go to an event, I think.

What’s sad about my card case is that it came in cracked on one side. They should have wrapped the case in bubble wrap since it’s made of acrylic. Or, did they send me a cracked case because I only paid fifty cents to have them? Tsk tsk tsk.. LOL!

Here’s to my purchased feature in the BER Months 2014. If you are in the look out for a business card holder, that’s cheap, really good quality and colour, check out the MOO.com.

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STABILO Fineliner Pens

This post is an ode to my love for pens and notebooks. Well, don’t get me started on notebooks. This post is about the colourful STABILO Point 88 Fineliner pens.

STABILO Fineliner Pens

The set contains 10 different coloured pens with the tip that goes as fine as 0.4mm. The pens are for fine writing, drawing and sketching. It is ideal for working with rulers and stencils. STABILO brand sells coloured pens in 25 colours. The pens are sold individually and as sets in various colour combination. I bought this set at Popular Bookstore in Singapore for S$11.75. You can buy the same set at your nearest National Bookstore in the Philippines.

I no longer write in regular pens. If you flip through the pages of my Starbucks planner, you’ll see how colourful it is. This definitely makes writing on paper so much fun. Writing on paper will never go out of style. Thanks to STABILO.

What are your favourite pens? Let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably look it up and buy some myself. LOL! Thanks for reading!

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Toys For The Big Girls Wish List

Nope! Not that kind of toys please!

The best epilator according to reviews found online is by Braun. First on the wish list is the Braun SE7681 Silk-épil 7 Wet and Dry Epilator in white that is now sold on Amazon for $104.99. I know it’s going to hurt in the first few uses but the long-term results is worth the pain.

Braun Best Epilator

I’ve wanted a Kitchenaid for the longest time now. I’m not the best baker for a newbie level but Kitchenaid will definitely motivate me to bake some more. Practice makes perfect! And this machine will help making dough for breads very easily. I am not sure if Youtuber Zoella has this exact colour but it’s where I got the colour inspiration from.

Kitchenaid Mixer in Pistachio

I’m not sure if the Nutribullet machine is easy to clean and manage. My concern with my really inexpensive blender is the many parts I need to clean up after making a smoothie. My other really cheap blender doesn’t blend well, too noisy and leaves lumps of fruits and ice. If the Nutribullet Pro 900 Series won’t do all the points I just mentioned, then I want it in the kitchen. A Vitamix is just too expensive!  [Read more…]