The Summer Lovin’ Tag

I found this TAG on Youtube via Tati’s vlog. Who wouldn’t love a summer tag? I’m basically in a country that’s eternally summer for half of the year. Well, we do get the occasional rain in between but this TAG definitely right up in my alley. Read on.

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The Questions:

1. Summer lipstick you’re loving?

NYX in Audrey MLS 20

NYX Matte Lipstick MLS20 Audrey

2. Summer nail polish you’re loving?

I didn’t wear nail polish this summer. I wanted to give my nails a break from the polish.

3. Bikini you’re loving this summer?

Oops, really uneventful. I didn’t get a new bikini.

4. Favourite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks?

I’m not a Frappucino kind of girl. Read this post and know what coffee I like. But for favourite drink on summer? Something cold, not too sweet and something that refreshes the thirst. It could be anything.

5. Favourite fake tan?

I don’t fake tan. My skin colour is in natural tan, always. If I’m going to change the question, it would be, what’s your favourite summer body polish? I have to admit it’s going to be something that’s whitening. I burn and tan so fast and so easily. So I don’t look too dark, I counteract the darkening with a whitening lotion. And, I don’t really whiten. I just go a little lighter in tone. [Read more...]

Where To Find Blogging Inspiration?

Most of you would say, Pinterest. While I will highly likely agree with you, I actually found a blog post inspiration over on Facebook.

Many of you would notice how your friends like to share news, articles, pictures they found online or shared by their other friends on Facebook. You can find wonderful inspiration like photos shared or thoughts on current events. My other blogger friend finds inspiration from old e-mail from friends.

I was scouring through my brother’s Facebook pictures to go down memory lane myself and found a coffee infographic. I’m not sure where this post came out first but Time Magazine ranked first in Google. The inspirational post?

What Does Your Favorite Coffee Say About You?

Coffee Infographic

This is a bit tricky. In Starbucks, I always order the cult favorite “Coffee Machiato”. Wikipedia describes Coffee Machiato as an espresso drink with a little milk added to it. There’s also a “Latte Machiato” version which is mostly of milk and a little shot of espresso. Does that mean I like espresso and latte? I never would drink a straight up espresso in any given day. I also drink instant coffee.

That makes me an
“Espresso”, “Latte” and “Instant Coffee”
kind of person.

Do I agree with the personality description? Some yes. Some no. It’s not something you have to take seriously but it’s fun to just think about it.

What kind of coffee do you like to drink? Let me know. We might have something in common.

That’s it! My new blog post thanks to Facebook search. This is already 200+ words of blogpost, a decent length, don’t you think? Check out your old photos for inspiration, too!

Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!

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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...]

DIY: How To Sew A Blouse

DIY Sew A Blouse

I’ve been keeping this piece of cloth for a very long time with the intention of sewing it into a custom blouse. The cloth is of very flowy material (screams summer!), the print is not too girly and I love the colour combination of peachy pink and grey.

FYI: My seamstress skills is that of an Elementary student.
You can tell by the way I described this DIY below.

As a beginner, I searched for a similar blouse that I want to recreate.

Then, I created a pattern using old newspaper. Unfortunately, I did not get to follow the pattern as planned because….I’m a rebel (excuses). The blouse ended up too big for me. The pattern was only a trace of the blouse I wanted to recreate so I did not really use my own body measurements.

I pieced the pattern paper to the cloth and pin both using bobby pins.

Finally I found the courage to cut the cloth, it’s only about 1 meter piece of cloth and no extras, so it was nerve wracking. What if I mess it up and I turn out wasting the beautiful piece of cloth? Pressure. LOL!

Make sure to cut an inch or less away from your pattern as allowance. This is where you will sew the pieces together.

What I also didn’t know was how to properly measure and cut the front side neckline. I ended up cutting way too much. It ended too wide and deep. Cleavage!   [Read more...]

Benefit Fake Up Concealer Review

I received a sample size product in my BDJ Month of June subscription box. Not only did I receive one sample but of six other Benefit products. Yehey!

The product description in the box says it is a hydrating crease-control concealer which hides dark circles and diffuse fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look.

Did the product performed as promised? Definitely, yes!

Benefit Fake Up Concealer

The concealer is so easy to apply. It glides on the skin smoothly. I drew a “V” shape below my eyes, deep enough to cover my eye bags. Instantly, I see the shine, the hydrating effect. The consistency is not annoyingly thick. It’s very easy to pat on the skin and blend.

The BDJ team sent the O2 or medium shade. It was a perfect match! The concealer was like second skin, like you’re not wearing any concealer at all. The all-natural makeup look is definitely right up my alley.

The Fake Up concealer helped cover up the dark circles, filled in the fine lines and made my eye bags appear smaller.

I was using the concealer at a time when the whole country was experiencing extreme heat. The concealer did not last long as expected in this very hot and humid weather. If you use this product and plan on staying indoors most of the day, it will last longer as it should. Just make sure to apply a finishing powder. [Read more...]

People Mobile Habits That Drive Me Nuts

July is #KeepItInYourPants (hashtag by TELUS)
Cell Phone Courtesy Month!

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Photo Credit

What are people mobile habits that drives me nuts?

1. Talking Loud On Mobile In Public PlacesCredit

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2. Cell phone bright lights while in the movie theatre.Credit [Read more...]

The Last Week Of June In Photos

It’s July! We are half way done with 2014! I haven’t posted anything for more than a week and I don’t want to wait too long to make a post.

I just sent off my brother to College and I will be paying for his tuition. We were packing his stuff at the very last minute. I had to look at my finances to make sure I can keep up with his tuition. I had to work because I only clocked in a few hours the weeks before. But, I did still have some down time to go out for lunch out and movie time.

#OOTD 

Lunch out with my other brother and sister. What I wore: Bench T-Shirt, Forever 21 Bondage Skirt and Black sandals from Easy Spirit brand.

Lunch Out OOTD

What I wore to the cinema: Movie Time T-shirt from ForMe, Boyyfriend cropped pants by Uniqlo, Strappy sandals from Steve Madden, Michael Kors white shoulder bag with gold chain detail and silver Fossil watch.

 

Movie Time OOTD

#FoodPorn

I have very fond of Delecta Cafe & Restaurant. I have been going there since I was so young. My once a month lunch date with my grandmother was always in Delecta. It’s only 2-3 minutes walk to where we live.  [Read more...]

Affordable iPad Mini Protective Case From Promate

Looking for affordable iPad Mini protective case?

Head down to your nearest Silicon Valley Philippines store. Everything you need in your digital life they have it.

I only have a few minutes to shop at Limketkai Mall before heading out to the pier. I’ve had my iPad for two weeks without any protective cover in all sides. I remember KitKai mall with stores that sell inexpensive gadget accessories.

Affordable iPad Mini Protective Case

Silicon Valley PH sells Promate Premium Ultra-Slim Case for only PHP1,095.00.

It’s an ultra slim book style case for iPad mini, with easy grip feature, easy access to all of the iPad mini ports and buttons, fold out stand feature for high-level typing or angled viewing options. It has smart sleep and wake up capability and velvet interiors.

With the affordable protective case, the iPad mini now looks like your normal journal.

What I originally wanted was a protective case with a built-in bluetooth keyboard. But, I don’t think that’s already available in Philippines online shops or stores near me. I will post an update when I find or buy one.

What do you think of the red colour? I would have preferred pink or mint but the color they carry are only in black or red.

What’s your latest gadget accessory find? Share them with me in the comments below. Thank you for reading!

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