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. 

Thursday, January 05, 2017

10 Things I Am Thankful For In 2016

 Top: Stradivarius | Skirt: thrifted | Sneakers: Cath Kidston
Bag: Marc Jacobs | Belt: Jellybean | Watch: Swatch | Necklace: from Korea 
Lips: SeaNtree Matte Lipstick in Red Wine

And just like that, another year has ended. I don't even know where the year went and I didn't feel it go by. It felt like 2016 was a year that was just like all the other years before that. But I had so many things and experiences to be thankful for. I had a wonderful year nonetheless and I am hoping for a better and more memorable 2017. 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Seoul, South Korea Haul Part 2 (Other Items: BIGBANG Light Stick, Marc Jacobs, etc.)

Aside from makeup and skincare items, I managed to snag a few other items as well from my recent trip to Korea. I only managed to get one fashion item because all the pieces stores were selling were for winter. I don't have any use for winter clothes if I am not going to a cold place as average temperature where I live is 30-31 degrees C. Coldest would be 26 degrees C - not enough cold for thick clothes and wool sweaters. And because we had limited baggage space/weight going home. The amount of cosmetics we bought plus our winter attire are already beyond the allowable space/weight for the check-in baggage. Adding more winter items is already out of the picture. 

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Alcatraz (San Francisco, California, USA)

Sometimes called "The Rock," Alcatraz is one of those places you shouldn't miss when you're in San Francisco. Only guided tours are allowed on this historical site and can only be reached by ferry. It is located about 2km off the shore of San Francisco which is about 10-15 minutes by ferry.