Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pre-Ordered Prynt!

I came across Prynt on Facebook when a friend liked one of their posts. I have always been on the look out for instant printing gadgets and I have seen a couple of them out there such as SnapJet. I really liked SnapJet's Polaroid printer but I didn't bother researching about it further because I knew it was a kickstarter type of thing. I wasn't too sure about kickstarter but for some reason, when I saw Prynt, I got really interested and looked into it. As much as I loved the SnapJet because its polaroid and well, polaroids are cool, Prynt was cheaper and the paper that it uses is A LOT cheaper than polaroid film. Sadly, it won't arrive until around October 2015 (hopefully nothing better comes out soon hehe) other than that, I'm super excited!


I remember seeing my older cousins wearing scrunchies when I was small but, at some point, scrunchies disappeared from people's everyday look. So glad to see people bringing it back. I absolutely love this set of three scrunchies I bought from Forever 21! This set comes in a floral, pink and black lace scrunchies. I was wearing the black lace scrunchy in this picture.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Goodbye 2014! (Favorite Products of 2014)

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Happy New Year everyone! My New Year's resolution this year is 
to be able to blog at least once a month (fingers crossed!). 

2014 has definitely been very eventful from graduating, to starting university, 2014 wasn't the best but it was worth remembering.

I'm not one of those people that believe that just because it's a new year, everything that happened in the past year will be erased and we can start anew. To me, ending a year and beginning a new one, is a chance to start planning how you can make the new year better or how to improve yourself further by reflecting on mistakes that were done in the past year.

Enough with the sappy "New Year" stuff, on to the fun stuff!

I will be listing my top 10 favorite products that I used in 2014 from 10-1, 1 being my ultimate favorite! Along with the list, I will include a brief review/opinion of the product and why it made my list.

While writing this post I'm listening to: Oh Yeah - GD&TOP ft. Park Bom

10) L'Oreal Brow Stylist Sculptor

I bought this because I had ran out of my Face Shop eyebrow pencil right when I started university and I wasn't able to go to The Face Shop at that time (I needed to save my eyebrows!). I ended up loving it and I will definitely still be using this. This was a great replacement, it matched my hair color better than my Face Shop one because but now I know to get a darker shade. I will update this post with the color ASAP. I chose this because it comes with a brush and on the other end it has a gel to set the eyebrows after filling them in. 

9) eos Sweet Mint
This is definitely my go to lip balm. I apply this on my lips before I put lipstick. It leaves my lips feeling moisturized all day and I don't usually reapply unless I've completely wiped it off. My lips can get really dry and this saves the day! 

8) Revlon Colorburst in Standout
This matte balm stays on ALL DAY! I have been searching high and low for the perfect red lipstick and when i encountered this, I really wanted to try it because it looked like a crayon. I remember when I first tried it on I thought that it was way too red for me but I eventually fell in love with the color, texture, and how long it lasts.

7) The Face Shop's Coral Cushion Blusher in Peach
This blush is not too pigmented which allows for a natural look. I have darker skin so I was initially afraid to use blush but the peach goes great with my skin tone and I use it everyday!

6) Milano's Eyetech Liquid Eye Liner
My cousin suggested for me to try this eyeliner out and at that time I was biased to gel eyeliners and did not have high expectations for this eyeliner but unlike other liquid pen eyeliner, it is super easy to apply and the tip is soft unlike another brand I tried out which felt like a marker tip.

5) Will Update Name
This lipstick was part of hunt for the perfect red/maroon lipstick. This was purchased at Target and this was the shade I was looking for. It is not too red but it is not too dark. It doesn't stay on as long as I want to but it applies smoothly and semi-glossy.

4) The Face Shop's Oil-Cut Sun Cream
I have been using this sun cream ever since I discovered Face Shop. This was one of the first products I had purchased. I use this in my everyday skin care routine. I have an oily face so this oil-cut is perfect. It is easy to spread even though it is oil-cut. This sun cream can also act as a primer because I have noticed that when I don't apply it, my face is a lot more red.

3) MAC's Skinfinish Mineral Powder in Beige
This product leaves my face looking flawless! It truly looks natural and leaves my face oil free, the whole day. I apply this over my BB cream. I feel that this product helps my skin because when I don't use it for awhile, I get a lot of pimples compared to when I use it often. 

2) The Face Shop's Design My Eyebrow in Dark Brown
This is my very first eyebrow pencil/gel pen. The shade I got was lighter than my real hair color but it still looked natural. It allowed me to create a nice shape and people thought it was natural. This comes with a brush on one end which is a big plus for me!

1) MAC's Gel Liner in Blacktrack
I will forever love my MAC gel eyeliner. It is super easy to apply and it does not dry out too fast. I love how it allows me to control how much liner I want and how dark it goes on. The brush that goes with it makes it easy and fast to create a nice wing.

Thank you to all my readers and all the support from 2014. I will try my very best to keep blogging more often, 2015 will be a great year! Please continue to support and read (=

Happy reading! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014 #OOTD

Warm weather is starting here in California and I was very excited to bring out my spring/summer clothes! I especially love this outfit that I bought last summer. I love the big print on the shirt which goes great with my plain black skirt.

Shirt: Forever 21

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes(not pictured): Bakers

Sunday, April 6, 2014

TheFACESHOP's Baby Leaf Green Tea Oil Free Toner and Waterfull Emulsion REVIEW/Tutorial

Hi everyone! Today I'll be reviewing another Face Shop product. I absolutely love green tea products so of course, I HAD to try this toner and emulsion. I used to use the e'thym line for my toner and moisturizer (you can see it in my skincare routine post)  but, Face Shop recently discontinued it. I ran to the local Face Shop store and had to look for a new pair. I've been using their Green Tea Foam cleanser so I thought that this line would go great with it and let me tell you, IT DOES.

I apply the toner after washing my face and drying it. I apply an adequate amount on a facial cotton pad and then wipe it around my face starting from the middle of the face and outwards.

This toner is oil-free so it doesn't leave your face feeling oily. The toner has a green tea scent which I absolutely love! The bottle's opening is an appropriate size to get just the right amount you need on the face pad. One bottle has lasted me for 3-4 months. I have combination skin which means I get really oily but feel really dry at the same time and because this product is oil free but moisturizes is a big plus for me.

Overall rating: 5/5 
Smell: 5/5 
Texture: 4/5 
Oil Control: 5/5
Pros: It leaves my face feeling very very clean.
Cons: nothing so far!
Will I buy again?: YES YES YES, Actually, I'm on my third bottle now. >.<

After I apply the toner, I apply the emulsion. An emulsion is just like a moisturizer. I apply an adequate amount on my fingers and I warm it up between my hands and I apply it on my face starting from the middle and outwards.

The scent is also green tea and what I love about this emulsion is that it spreads so well. My face doesn't feel too wet or oily but it also does its job--it moisturizes. My face doesn't feel dry at all throughout the day after applying this emulsion in the morning. It doesn't make my face look shiny either. When first trying it, it did not break me out, and my face is very sensitive to new things which amazed me. The bottle is the same size as the toner, and they both always finish at the same time which is great cause I won't have to buy one and then the other one on different days. 


Overall rating: 5/5 
Smell: 5/5 
Texture: 5/5 
Oil Control: 5/5
Pros: Moisture stays on all day and doesn't leave me oily/shiny.
Cons: nothing so far!
Will I buy again?: YES YES YES!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Back to Bloggin'!

Wow! It has been ages since I blogged. I decided to get back to blogging now that I found more free time during the weekends. I just wanted to update what has been going on in my life. =)
Most recent selfie lol
Over the summer, I moved to a new city to get closer to my parents' jobs. I am now in my senior year of high school and started at a new school this year (yeah, it sucks). I took on a job but eventually quit because of the heavy workload that they give us in school and the college apps that came up. So I spent most of my time applying for college, taking tests for college, and doing school work. The change of school really took a toll on me and caused multiple emotional breakdowns. 

Senior Portrait (make up by MAC)
FORTUNATELY, one of my best friends was planning on having a Debut (special 18th birthdays for Filipinos) and she invited me to become a part of her court. This allowed me to go back to my old city every Saturday to practice for her Debut which allowed me to see my friends and family. (Some court pics below)

So this is how I spent my weekends. After practices, we would eat out and then I'd have to go home... Everytime I leave, I always feel depressed for some reason but knowing that I'll be coming back the next week makes me feel better.

Throughout the months, colleges started to send out their admission decisions and I got in pretty much all of the schools I applied to which is great but my number 1 school has yet to reply... IT'S OK I am feeling confident! (=

The day for my friends Debut came and it was so fun! I was thankful for being a part of her court. (pictures from the party below)

I did my own make up for this party (no up-close pics though) which was my very first time and I was pretty proud of myself. I can do eyeliner and face make up everyday but eye shadow is such a pain and I was proud of myself for being able to do it haha!

So, that is what has been happening in my life. Now that there are no more practices, I have a lot free time now. It was sad when it was all over... but I'm still able to visit though not very often. 

I will post a lot more now about new products I've tried, products I love, products I STILL USE, make up tutorials, hair tutorials, and so much more! OH AND I'm getting my braces off next month YAAAAY!

Thanks for reading! ^_^

Thursday, April 4, 2013

My Current Obsession: Mario Maurer

My current phone lock screen

Mario Maurer is a Thai actor. His mom is a Thai-Chinese and his dad is German.

I know, I know, I'm kinda late right?

When the movie Suddenly It's Magic came out here in the US, I wasn't able to watch it in the theaters (I regret whatever I did that day haha). I always saw the trailers, the music video for Suddenly It's Magic on TFC but I always just brushed it off as another Filipino romantic movie.
Suddenly It's Magic Movie Poster
Last Saturday  I saw one of my mom's co-workers watching it online and I did my own search and found it on YouTube. It was soooo 'nakakakilig'! If people weren't sleeping at the time, I'm pretty sure I would've screamed so loud in every scene. Mario and Erich were so cute together. I didn't really like Erich before but after watching this movie, I couldn't help just like her. I'm so jealous of her too! They kissed so many times in this movie omg. I loved the way Mario spoke english, it was so cute. There was a cute scene where Mario raps for Erich, even though I couldn't really watch because it was so cheesy, my toes were curling!

After watching Suddenly It's Magic, I watched A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Love On That Day, and Friendship, in that order. I had a Mario Maurer weekend marathon. I have yet to watch Love For Siam, but that's next on my list. I really want to watch Rak Sud TEEN but I can't find it with english subs.
Mario Mario as P'Shone
I watched the episode of Gandang Gabi Vice where the cast of Suddenly It's Magic guested, TWICE. On Tuesday I still wasn't over the movie so I rewatched Suddenly It's Magic and later that night I watched it with my mom who hasn't seen it before. So in total I watched the movie three times in a span of 3 days...Call me OBSESSED but I AM IN LOVE WITH MARIO MAURER right now!
Stills from the Gandang Gabi Vice episode
Everytime I watch a certain movie I get this 'post-movie/drama depression'. Does this happen to anyone else?

I've been singing the theme song for the past 5 days.

I think everyone should check Mario Maurer out! I think you'll fall in love with him too.

Anyone else a Mario Maurer fan?! Comment below on what other movies of his I should check out (=
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