Sunday, February 26, 2017

Napa Valley, California, USA (Castello di Amorosa)

Despite the strong jetlag, my aunt and I braved the cold streets of San Bruno to catch the first BART train to El Cerrito Del Nort station. We then had to ride a bus for more than 2 hours to reach Castello di Amorosa. The commute to reach "The Castle," as it is locally known, was not smooth. It took us almost 4 hours both ways and we got lost along the way but it was definitely worth the trip. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

New Girl

Dress: Free People | Shoes: Ted Baker: Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Watch: Swatch | Choker: Bershka
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Plummy Rose

As I mentioned in my previous post I took a break for a while because I had to do some major adjustments both in my life and my work. Everything was new to me and it was quite overwhelming initially but as I got used to the day to day demands and schedule of this new phase in my life, I suddenly felt more at ease. So now I am back, alive and still kicking (and a few pounds heavier than the last post). 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My Beauty Goals for 2017

This is long overdue but I am posting it anyway. Apologies for the hiatus yet again. As mentioned in previous posts, I transferred to a new workplace and there were adjustments I had to face. It was a challenging first few weeks for me so I decided to just slow down with my extra curricular activities and focus on work. I had to learn so many things in so little time and I felt exhausted afterwards. But now that I feel like I adjusted well, I am back to regular programming.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, California, USA)

As a person who has an intense sweet tooth, I could not pass up the chance to visit Ghirardelli Square. I was too excited to visit the place that I went there with very high expectations only to be met halfway. The place is iconic and because of the cafe which is why people highly recommend visiting. But if you want to see something else (like what I did) you may be disappointed. The shops are too few and quite expensive and there is nothing else to see. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

My Top 10 Kpop Songs of 2016

Dress: Kate Moss for Topshop | Slip-On's: Circus by Sam Edelman
Bow and Choker: Forever 21 | Bag: Coach | Watch: Swatch
Lips: Teenie Weenie (I forgot the shade!)

Again, this list is published late but I will be sharing more songs in this list compared to last’s because 2016 was just the height of Kpop for me. Though it is heart-breaking to hear some of my favorite groups disbanding (2ne1, 4minute and Miss A), there were still so many good songs released as well. Some I was even surprised to like because they were not really my style and genre. And when it comes to Kpop I tend to listen to the same groups I have known and loved. I am not really that open to knowing new groups because the faces and names confuse me (I know, as a kpop fan, that shouldn’t be an issue but I don’t have the patience to learn new faces and names. I want to know them instantly!). But last year, I promised myself  to be more open about new groups and not pressure myself to know them immediately. I should take time to enjoy the music. So here is my list for this year:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Product Review: Royal Gold Radiant Foundation #21 SPF 35PA ++

If you read my blog long enough, you would know that I don’t wear foundation at all! I am so in-love with BB creams that I don’t even consider buying any foundation (not even the Too Faced Born This Way foundation that ever beauty blogger/vlogger seem to rave about). I like the thought of wearing a multi-purpose product like BB cream that contains SPF and other skincare properties while at the same time offer light to medium coverage. But when I saw this 24k Royal Gold Radiant Foundation in Althea Korea’s website, I was captured. It is a foundation that contains SPF and anything with SPF is always a plus for me (I live in an extremely sunny country so SPF is necessary). I bought it and I love it! I wore this every day during the holidays and I love the medium coverage and dewy finish. It also matched my skin tone well and did not clog my pores. Now I understand why some people still prefer wearing foundation even when there are BB creams and CC creams now available in the market.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Pier 39 (San Francisco, California, USA)

Bomber Jacket: Stradivarius | Jacket: Zara | Culottes: Forever 21
Sneakers: Adidas | Bag: Le Sportsac

We finished the Alcatraz tour right about lunch time so we headed to Pier 39 (which was about 10-15 minutes walk from Pier 33) to get a nice lunch at Boudin At The Wharf. The iconic one is located at Fisherman's Wharf but Pier 39 is nearer Pier 33 and we were already hungry. I must say Pier 39 is officially my favorite place in San Francisco (of all the places we visited). I love the carnivale theme of the place and how so many things are happening at the same time. It has a colorful and vibrant atmosphere contradicting the gloomy weather of San Francisco. This diabetes-inducing place (because of the abundance of sweets shops from ice cream to crepes and chocolates) is a place I felt like I belong.