Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Product Review: Etude House Any Cushion Magic Mint

I've been etudized again recently (a term I coined years ago when the only makeup brand that would fit my budget is Etude House and the time when I was obsessed with it). I stopped purchasing from them for some time because I was not impressed with the quality. I guess my skin condition changed, my skin concerns changed, and my purchasing capacity changed. I tried other brands and was quite impressed that I thought I wouldn't go back. But over the holiday, if you watched my Korean Beauty Haul video, I just couldn't resist the buy 1 get 1 sale of Etude House. I was happy I made the visit and now I remember why I used to love this brand. It's all thanks to this Etude House Any Cushion Magic Mint.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Travelogue: Nan Lian Garden (Hong Kong)

Nan Lian Garden is a little known attraction in Hong Kong. Not many people know it exists and doesn't appear much on travel blogs or articles. Honestly, we also had no idea it exists. We just browsed through the suggested places to visit article saved on our hotel room's smartphone (yes, our room has free smartphone you can actually take anywhere with you in Hong Kong equipped with internet connection). We stumbled upon an article and the pictures were just breathtaking. I had wanted to visit something cultural in Hong Kong and saw that the Kowloon Walled City has a traditional garden in the middle. We decided to go for that and see how this once densely populated and underworld hub was transformed. We didn't go there in the end and opted for Nan Lia Garden instead. Good decision. There weren't too many people so walking around and taking pictures was leisurely. It was chilly and gloomy that day which made the perfect backdrop to this beautiful garden. The location was a bit odd as it is right in the middle of a highway. Actually, I am not sure if it is really in the middle of a highway but when you exit on one side, there are speeding cars and all pavement within your sight. Another exit has roads and flyovers covering you. It was a weird location but despite the busyness around, this offers a nice respite. It was relaxing, cooling, and definitely worth the visit. 

Monday, February 01, 2016

Althea Korea Haul

By now I assume you already know that I am a huge fan of Korean beauty products. Most of them are affordable and they deliver - they give me the results that I want. So when Althea Korea approached me to be one of their beta testers for their Philippines website, I couldn't say no. I was super excited and I can't wait to try all of the items I bought from them.

One of the things I like about the website is that they have brands that are less popular and not yet available in malls here in the Philippines. If you are a fan of Korean beauty products, you can check them out at http://ph.althea.kr Their website will be live and open to the public by 15 February 2016 so mark your calendars!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

F is for Friends

Sunglasses and Detachable Collar: Forever 21 | Bag: The Sak 
Dress and Sneakers: from Korea | Watch: Swatch

I don't have a large circle of friends but I do surround myself with people who do me good. I am one of those people who believe in quality over quantity. I don't need people in my life who will talk sh*t behind my back. I don't need people who are only there when they need something from me. I don't need people who will suck the life out of me. I need people who will be there when I need them so I can do the same for them. I need people who will listen to me when I want to talk and who I will want to listen to as well. I need people who genuinely cares about what I think and what I want. Unfortunately, not everyone you will meet in life are quality friends. We have to be careful in selecting who we trust and who we keep. Numbers don't matter but how they treat you does.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Travelogue: City Gate Outlets, Lantau Island (Hong Kong)

Top: Jellybean | Skirt: Uniqlo | Blazer: Stradivarius
Boots: from South Korea | Socks: Forever 21 | Bag: Juicy Couture

I am very thankful for the past year as it gave me a lot of opportunity to travel. I went to places I haven't been before and was able to go back to places I've been wanting to go back for so long. I hope this year I get the opportunity to travel more and see new places. I already have a few trips lined up for the year and I can't wait for each of them to happen! But for now I hope you enjoy my pictures from my last trip for 2015 - Hong Kong. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Product Review: Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Intensive

If you watched my latest Korean Beaut Haul video you probably already know how much I love this product. This is now my holy grail skincare product and I will keep on repurchasing. It is not the cheapest essence out there but it delivers so you definitely get value for your money. I don't remember how I lived without this and I can't see my future without it (probably an exaggeration but I swear by the efficacy of this product). If you want to improve the overall texture, color and condition of your skin, I highly recommend the Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Intensive.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Travelogue: Osaka, Japan (Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Amerikamura)

Now I can say my trip to Osaka, Japan is finally over (there is a prick in my heart as I still can't believe it really is over). I wish we stayed longer but due to work commitments we can only go there for a few days. I can't wait 'til I go back to Japan!