Tuesday, August 30, 2016

How To Choose The Right BB Cream For You

There could be a number of personal reasons why you would choose one BB cream over another. I, for example, would always tend to gravitate towards BB creams that contain high SPF and has whitening properties. There is something about the position of the Philippines in the world that walking under the sun even for just a few minutes can make you instantly darker. Thus, a product that contains whitening properties always get high points from me which goes hand in hand with a high SPF.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mt. Fuji, Japan (Ensoleille Excursion Ship and Kachi-Kachi Ropeway)

Top: Landmark | Pinafore: thrifted | Socks: H&M
Sneakers and Pins: Stradivarius | Bag: from mom

There are three ways on how you can get the best view of Mt Fuji: 1.) Ensoleille Excursion Cruise; 2.) Kachi Kachi Ropeway; and, 3.) through the Shinkansen. We did all but fail to see the beauty of Mt Fuji. We were disappointed. Nonetheless, this Japan trip was fun and tiring (as usual) and I got to experience new things.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Why You Need To Be Alone Sometimes

 Dress: Jill Stuart | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Furla
Choker: Landmark | Watch: Swatch

To be alone does not mean you are a loner. To be alone does not mean you are anti-social. To be alone does not mean you are depressed. Sometimes to be alone means to be independent. To be alone means to be confident and comfortable in your own self. To be alone means to learn.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

5 Natural Beauty Hacks You Should Try

When all else fails I resort to our kitchen and whip up a magic potion for my beauty concern. Sometimes these kitchen-based ingredients work even better than store-bought chemically-formulated ones. It is a wonder how nature works and how its products can address my beauty concerns. I am glad I can count on nature and our kitchen to help me look and feel beautiful.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mt. Fuji, Japan (Kawaguchiko Herb Hall)


Summer for me has always been equivalent to sunny days and warm weather. Little did I know summer in other parts of the world could be cloudy, cool and windy. I am referring to Tokyo. As I was planning this trip I envisaged the days to be bright and warm. I prepared light and breezy ensembles perfect for my vision of summer weather. But when we got to Tokyo I was wrong. It wasn’t cold but it was cool (around 22-25 degrees C). It wasn’t gloomy but it was cloudy. Thus, Mt Fuji decided to hide behind the clouds. I had imagined myself to be one of the lucky few who were able to see its majestic beauty but I was wrong. It did not show itself and I left feeling like I was robbed of a huge opportunity. I was hurt.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Random Musings Vol. 1

Dress: from Japan | Pin: Alice on Wednesday | Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Furla | Watch: Swatch
Lips: The Face Shop Melting Lip Color in Gel Coral

My head is a space full of random mundane musings. This is the first of this series because what else is the purpose of this blog than to absorb all my ponderings, right? And because I can’t think of any topic to write about for this week.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Everyday Makeup Routine

I don't wear makeup on a daily basis but when I do I have a set of products and routine that I live by. I will do some add-on's here and there sometimes especially when I have a special occasion to attend but on days when I wear makeup, I have a simple routine and use just a few products. These products and routine have never failed me and they give me the finish and look that I want and is appropriate for the day's activity (which is mostly work, work, and work). 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

How to Get a Japan Tourist Visa for Filipinos (With No Guarantor in Japan)

Japan has always been my dream destination so when Cebu Pacific introduced their Piso Fare promos I just couldn't help it. I had to book that flight to the land of my dreams! But after booking, I realized "holy sh*t! I need a visa!" Ideally, you don't book a flight for countries with visa requirement. But in my opinion, it helps. It might go to waste in some instances but generally I believe it helps. So, go, book that piso fare trip to Japan and follow the steps below on how you can get a tourist visa to Japan (please note that these are for people going without a guarantor in Japan. A guarantor is someone who lives in Japan and invited you to visit).

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Style We

Dress: Style We | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Michael Kors 
Bracelet: Stradivarius | Belt: The Landmark
Lips: The Face Shop Melting Lip Color in Candy Violet

Time flies fast when you are having fun! I went on a week long hiatus as I was having fun in the cool summer weather of Tokyo, Japan. I know, I know. You are probably sick and tired of my Japan travel blog entries but I can't help it! Japan has always been a dream destination of mine and now that I have a multiple entry tourist visa to Japan (tips on how to get one in one of my next posts) I can finally go to Japan as many times as I want until it expires! So now, after that fun 7 days in Japan, I have a lot of catching up to do at work and on this blog. 

I received this dress from Style We when I was in Japan and in all honesty, I was not expecting it to arrive that fast! I was under the impression they will send this dress via postal service (which can take months to arrive) but they sent it via DHL instead. I had to pay tax which is a little annoying because it was a gift (if it was sent via postal service I only have to pay the postal fee). But on second thought, I think I prefer this method because I don't have to wait for months for something to arrive and I can track my shipment. 

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Japan vs Korea: Battle of the BB Creams

BB creams will always be a staple in my makeup collection. I love the multi-functionality and how much time is reduced in my daily skin regimen because of BB creams. I have tried a lot and recently, I have started using Japanese BB creams as well. I used to patronize Korean BB creams but I find that there are certain occasions when Japanese BB creams works better. So if you are new to the Asian beauty world and can't decide whether to go for a Japanese or Korean BB cream, my comparison review might be helpful.