top 5 best everyday lipsticks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

But first, what makes a lipstick suitable for daily use? Just like clothes and shoes. It needs to be neutral....

But not like beige, black or white. (Haha ☺)

So what is a neutral lipstick? 

For beginners, finding the right shade can be daunting with thousands of colors available at make-up counters.

Picking up the right shade can turn terrifying instead of fun when you don't know where to start.

Before opting for a red/pink/orange shade. You need to get this right and have one of these tubes in your life first!

It'll make getting made up a WHOLE lot easier.

how to choose the perfect shade of lipstick

#dovegoplay: twist, twirl, tousle and win this!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dove Philippines is giving away a #DoveGoPlay Kit so you can twist, twirl and tousle your hair just like we did at yesterday's event!


#multipleintelligence + a different kind of chinese new year

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chinese New Year is all about cleansing your Chi. 

Getting rid of the bad and preparing yourself for better things to come.

Traditionally, our family has been celebrating it with lauriat dinners and ang pao. 
Nothing wrong with that.
But for my immediate family, I wanted to try something new this year.

Instead of making a restaurant reservation, I decided to schedule a beach trip instead.

Why you say?

andmesh iphone6 case review

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Most cases I've encountered are designed in the US, Australia, etc. but all end up getting made in China.

Nothing personal against China but they aren't exactly known for quality and durability.

The opposite is believed of anything Japanese made.

 The Japanese are well-known for being perfectionists.

Maybe it's the Samurai mentality in them that won't allow them to settle for anything mediocre, maybe not. But whatever it is, it definitely makes Japanese-made products highly regarded worldwide.

When a product label reads "Made In Japan", it instantly tells us that what we are about to purchase is something that will last us a very long time.

Durability is the first thing that comes to mind. 

It's also the first thing I look for in an iPhone case because that's the initial reason why I purchase a case anyway: to protect it.

While reviewing this AndMesh case, an odd realization came to me...

The AndMesh comes in packaging that allows you to experience the case before buying it. It's not all covered up in layers of protective packaging.

My realization: Why does a case created to protect need protection??? 

Right???

toms haiyan initiative + ootd

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 Although I prefer to dress in layers, I can't deny the fact that summer's fast approaching. Instead of avoiding it, I decided to get a head start by taking an early vacation at the beach!

And now, I take back what I said, I do love summer after all.

too much of a good thing is ok?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

WHITE MANDALS STREET STYLE
Yup, sometimes too much of a good thing is bad but when you're talking minimalistic dressing, that saying hardly applies. :P

And that's probably what I love most about it. 

white on white outfits + shopping list for beginners

Friday, February 20, 2015

To all the minimalistic mavens out there like me (naks! ☺) who appreciate a clean look. I've decided to put together a compilation of my favorite white on white outfits for different occasions.

Thought it'd come in handy especially now that summer's heat is fast approaching.

Also throwing in a shopping list for those of you who would like to pair down and start dressing the trend but don't know where to start.

native shoes apollo moc launch at sneakpeek

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Astronauts and a crowd as cool as the moon...

The launch of Native Shoes new Apollo Sneaker held a couple of days ago was "out of this" world. One of the best I've been to despite actually being quite simple in execution. It was more what you could do with what you have and the power of imagination....


pond's pearl cleansing gel review, launch + samples w free shipping thru zalora!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I don't really attend beauty events as often anymore for the reason that (so far), I have already found a line-up of products that work best on me.

But of course, there are a few exceptions to that rule, and one of them is Pond's new Pearl Cleansing Gel.

At my age, I'm pretty picky already when it comes to skincare because I'm at that crucial point when lines and wrinkles really begin to show. I tend to spend a lot on creams but (last year's) Pond's Flawless White Dewy Rose Gel moisturizer was the only drugstore variant of its price range that made the cut for me and I have been using it eversince (see review here).

Pond's Pearl Cleansing Gel was launched yesterday as the perfect partner to last year's moisturizer and to complete their whitening gel regimen so you understand why I had to go. 

The event was held in R Space, Makati with special guest and beauty guru, Agoo Bengzon who was there to give a talk on the latest Beauty Trends this season.

ponds pearl cleansing gel price

ootd: shedding layers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

So lucky the weather's still somewhat cool. It allows me to play around with layers slightly. This is one variation of my go-to outfit formula for when I have errands to do, school meetings and casual work meetings to attend. I wear basically the same thing but switch up the colors and textures for different looks.

This long blazer/coat really does wonders for an otherwise simple outfit with sneakers, jeans and a shirt. It's definitely one of my favorite buys from last year (along with these jeans that I got on sale). It has the look of a coat but is made with lightweight fabric that breathes.

I love to bundle up and layer so I'm already dreading the arrival of summer when dressing up turns more into a show of skin rather than techniques in pairing. :/ Great for the kids, not so great for me :P

adidas superstar

soundfreaq pocket kick speaker unboxing

Monday, February 16, 2015

You know it's a good speaker when it's crafted by music lovers....

Someone who breathes music will know exactly what we want before we even know it.

Cool design features that don't only look good but are functional as well.

The new Pocket Kick is the latest portable bluetooth speaker by Soundfreaq© and it is one good-looking kid:

paco rabanne lady million eau my gold!: taste the scent?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Taste the scent? 
That's definitely something new and something I've never done before but that's exactly what Paco Rabanne wanted for their latest scent, Lady Million Eau My Gold!

Tasting the fragrance really adds dimension and makes it a multi-sensory experience instead of just taking a whiff. It really helped me "understand" the scent more and realize why and for what it was created.

paco rabanne pop up rockwell

#radogoesgrey - fifty shades of grey block screening + review

Friday, February 13, 2015

If there's one thing you plan on doing this Valentine's Day, scratch off the Fifty Shades of Grey movie from your list...

Last night, I was invited to attend the advanced block screening of Fifty Shades at the VIP Cinema of Century Mall.

century mall vip cinema

Learn the Right Way to Use Loose Powder

Written by Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry 

Makeup artists are not the only ones who use loose powder. It's a staple makeup product for women everywhere -- the key to a flawless finish for sure. But the problem is that not everyone who needs it uses it, and some people who use it don't know how. Here are a few tips on the proper way to use loose powder for that perfect complexion you want:

takatack chinese new year sale!


Takatack will be having a Chinese New Year Sale! from February 10 to 19, 2015 with discounts of up to 80% on big brands!

trouble

Thursday, February 12, 2015

We've been experiencing car trouble for about a year now so a couple of weeks back we finally decided to let go and buy a new car.

One thing you didn't know about me is that...

new york yankees bomber jacket

enjoy japan with tricia gosingtian

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Last February 7, 2015 was the Enjoy Japan with Tricia Gosingtian event at R Space, Makati. Japan is on my next visit list so I made the trek despite the distance.

Also, they were holding a raffle for a free trip to Japan to one lucky attendee! 
Not a lot were invited so I had my fingers, toes and eyes crossed.

enjoy japan with tricia gosingtian

tech21 iphone 6 case

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The first thing I looked for after getting my iPhone6 was a case.

It was large and really smooth that it kept slipping from my hands. I wanted a protective case that would not hide the awesome new design features of my phone.

I knew there was always Tech21 but the reason why I didn't settle right away was because...

tech21 iphone6

walk a mile in my adidas superstars

Monday, February 9, 2015

Recently, there's been the Adidas Bounce, Adidas ZX Flux, Adizero and many others but I will always have a soft spot for the Adidas Superstar.

This is probably my 2nd/3rd pair already.

The last I can remember was about 10 years ago and I wore that one to death.

made in france adidas superstar
This 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of the shoe and to celebrate, they came out with limited edition Vintage Superstar "Made In France" pairs and the one I'm wearing is one of those. Unlike regular Superstars this one features an unbranded heel tab with fur (!), a flat tongue, and its signature off-white shell toe.

happy skin x liz uy "stylized" lipstick launch

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A couple of days ago, I headed to Raffles Residences in Makati to attend the VIP launch of Happy Skin's latest lipstick collaboration with celebrity stylist, Liz Uy.

The 3 lipstick collection is aptly called "StyLIZed" and was inspired by her her bestselling book: StyLIZed: Liz Uy's Ten Style Essentials.

happy skin x liz uy

globe hooq: movie streaming service for only 199/month!

Friday, February 6, 2015

 First there was Spotify and now Hooq!

A true innovator in the industry, Globe celebrated their latest partnership with HOOQ last night at the Green Sun hotel.

I didn't know what to expect at first but the more I found out, the more I found myself getting "hooq-ed".


If you're a movie/series buff like me, then YOU WILL LOVE HOOQ!

7 ways to achieve naturally plump lips

Thursday, February 5, 2015


In this latest tutorial, I teach you 7 ways to achieve plump lips just like Kylie Jenner's! It includes everyday care, makeup tips and tricks + a bonus DIY lip plumper recipe! 

More after the jump!

black, white and panda

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

 During our recent trip to Sky Ranch in Tagaytay to sample Kenny Rogers new offerings (see here), I came across these Panda snapbacks at a random souvenir store...

snapback women street style
Surrounded by rides, trains and carousels, I couldn't help but feel like a kid and a legit tourist. That's what made me purchase one. :P I had the excuse of gifting it to my daughter after our trip.

kenny rogers brings back their garlic butter chicken

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


sky ranch tagaytay
If there was one thing you could bring back from last year, what would it be?

elecom japan now in manila

Monday, February 2, 2015

A new gadget is like having a new baby...I just wanna buy stuff for it. :P 
The nicest case I can find, screen protector, cleaners, etc.

Now that Elecom Japan is here, those like me now have a one-stop shop for all tech-related accessories.


Elecom just opened it's 4th branch a few days ago at the 4th floor of SM North Edsa's Annex.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

top 5 best everyday lipsticks

But first, what makes a lipstick suitable for daily use? Just like clothes and shoes. It needs to be neutral....

But not like beige, black or white. (Haha ☺)

So what is a neutral lipstick? 

For beginners, finding the right shade can be daunting with thousands of colors available at make-up counters.

Picking up the right shade can turn terrifying instead of fun when you don't know where to start.

Before opting for a red/pink/orange shade. You need to get this right and have one of these tubes in your life first!

It'll make getting made up a WHOLE lot easier.

how to choose the perfect shade of lipstick

Friday, February 27, 2015

#dovegoplay: twist, twirl, tousle and win this!

Dove Philippines is giving away a #DoveGoPlay Kit so you can twist, twirl and tousle your hair just like we did at yesterday's event!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

#multipleintelligence + a different kind of chinese new year

Chinese New Year is all about cleansing your Chi. 

Getting rid of the bad and preparing yourself for better things to come.

Traditionally, our family has been celebrating it with lauriat dinners and ang pao. 
Nothing wrong with that.
But for my immediate family, I wanted to try something new this year.

Instead of making a restaurant reservation, I decided to schedule a beach trip instead.

Why you say?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

andmesh iphone6 case review

Most cases I've encountered are designed in the US, Australia, etc. but all end up getting made in China.

Nothing personal against China but they aren't exactly known for quality and durability.

The opposite is believed of anything Japanese made.

 The Japanese are well-known for being perfectionists.

Maybe it's the Samurai mentality in them that won't allow them to settle for anything mediocre, maybe not. But whatever it is, it definitely makes Japanese-made products highly regarded worldwide.

When a product label reads "Made In Japan", it instantly tells us that what we are about to purchase is something that will last us a very long time.

Durability is the first thing that comes to mind. 

It's also the first thing I look for in an iPhone case because that's the initial reason why I purchase a case anyway: to protect it.

While reviewing this AndMesh case, an odd realization came to me...

The AndMesh comes in packaging that allows you to experience the case before buying it. It's not all covered up in layers of protective packaging.

My realization: Why does a case created to protect need protection??? 

Right???

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

toms haiyan initiative + ootd

 Although I prefer to dress in layers, I can't deny the fact that summer's fast approaching. Instead of avoiding it, I decided to get a head start by taking an early vacation at the beach!

And now, I take back what I said, I do love summer after all.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

too much of a good thing is ok?

WHITE MANDALS STREET STYLE
Yup, sometimes too much of a good thing is bad but when you're talking minimalistic dressing, that saying hardly applies. :P

And that's probably what I love most about it. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

white on white outfits + shopping list for beginners

To all the minimalistic mavens out there like me (naks! ☺) who appreciate a clean look. I've decided to put together a compilation of my favorite white on white outfits for different occasions.

Thought it'd come in handy especially now that summer's heat is fast approaching.

Also throwing in a shopping list for those of you who would like to pair down and start dressing the trend but don't know where to start.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

native shoes apollo moc launch at sneakpeek

Astronauts and a crowd as cool as the moon...

The launch of Native Shoes new Apollo Sneaker held a couple of days ago was "out of this" world. One of the best I've been to despite actually being quite simple in execution. It was more what you could do with what you have and the power of imagination....


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

pond's pearl cleansing gel review, launch + samples w free shipping thru zalora!

I don't really attend beauty events as often anymore for the reason that (so far), I have already found a line-up of products that work best on me.

But of course, there are a few exceptions to that rule, and one of them is Pond's new Pearl Cleansing Gel.

At my age, I'm pretty picky already when it comes to skincare because I'm at that crucial point when lines and wrinkles really begin to show. I tend to spend a lot on creams but (last year's) Pond's Flawless White Dewy Rose Gel moisturizer was the only drugstore variant of its price range that made the cut for me and I have been using it eversince (see review here).

Pond's Pearl Cleansing Gel was launched yesterday as the perfect partner to last year's moisturizer and to complete their whitening gel regimen so you understand why I had to go. 

The event was held in R Space, Makati with special guest and beauty guru, Agoo Bengzon who was there to give a talk on the latest Beauty Trends this season.

ponds pearl cleansing gel price

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ootd: shedding layers

So lucky the weather's still somewhat cool. It allows me to play around with layers slightly. This is one variation of my go-to outfit formula for when I have errands to do, school meetings and casual work meetings to attend. I wear basically the same thing but switch up the colors and textures for different looks.

This long blazer/coat really does wonders for an otherwise simple outfit with sneakers, jeans and a shirt. It's definitely one of my favorite buys from last year (along with these jeans that I got on sale). It has the look of a coat but is made with lightweight fabric that breathes.

I love to bundle up and layer so I'm already dreading the arrival of summer when dressing up turns more into a show of skin rather than techniques in pairing. :/ Great for the kids, not so great for me :P

adidas superstar

Monday, February 16, 2015

soundfreaq pocket kick speaker unboxing

You know it's a good speaker when it's crafted by music lovers....

Someone who breathes music will know exactly what we want before we even know it.

Cool design features that don't only look good but are functional as well.

The new Pocket Kick is the latest portable bluetooth speaker by Soundfreaq© and it is one good-looking kid:

Sunday, February 15, 2015

paco rabanne lady million eau my gold!: taste the scent?

Taste the scent? 
That's definitely something new and something I've never done before but that's exactly what Paco Rabanne wanted for their latest scent, Lady Million Eau My Gold!

Tasting the fragrance really adds dimension and makes it a multi-sensory experience instead of just taking a whiff. It really helped me "understand" the scent more and realize why and for what it was created.

paco rabanne pop up rockwell

Friday, February 13, 2015

#radogoesgrey - fifty shades of grey block screening + review

If there's one thing you plan on doing this Valentine's Day, scratch off the Fifty Shades of Grey movie from your list...

Last night, I was invited to attend the advanced block screening of Fifty Shades at the VIP Cinema of Century Mall.

century mall vip cinema

Learn the Right Way to Use Loose Powder

Written by Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry 

Makeup artists are not the only ones who use loose powder. It's a staple makeup product for women everywhere -- the key to a flawless finish for sure. But the problem is that not everyone who needs it uses it, and some people who use it don't know how. Here are a few tips on the proper way to use loose powder for that perfect complexion you want:

takatack chinese new year sale!


Takatack will be having a Chinese New Year Sale! from February 10 to 19, 2015 with discounts of up to 80% on big brands!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

trouble

We've been experiencing car trouble for about a year now so a couple of weeks back we finally decided to let go and buy a new car.

One thing you didn't know about me is that...

new york yankees bomber jacket

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

enjoy japan with tricia gosingtian

Last February 7, 2015 was the Enjoy Japan with Tricia Gosingtian event at R Space, Makati. Japan is on my next visit list so I made the trek despite the distance.

Also, they were holding a raffle for a free trip to Japan to one lucky attendee! 
Not a lot were invited so I had my fingers, toes and eyes crossed.

enjoy japan with tricia gosingtian

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

tech21 iphone 6 case

The first thing I looked for after getting my iPhone6 was a case.

It was large and really smooth that it kept slipping from my hands. I wanted a protective case that would not hide the awesome new design features of my phone.

I knew there was always Tech21 but the reason why I didn't settle right away was because...

tech21 iphone6

Monday, February 9, 2015

walk a mile in my adidas superstars

Recently, there's been the Adidas Bounce, Adidas ZX Flux, Adizero and many others but I will always have a soft spot for the Adidas Superstar.

This is probably my 2nd/3rd pair already.

The last I can remember was about 10 years ago and I wore that one to death.

made in france adidas superstar
This 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of the shoe and to celebrate, they came out with limited edition Vintage Superstar "Made In France" pairs and the one I'm wearing is one of those. Unlike regular Superstars this one features an unbranded heel tab with fur (!), a flat tongue, and its signature off-white shell toe.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

happy skin x liz uy "stylized" lipstick launch

A couple of days ago, I headed to Raffles Residences in Makati to attend the VIP launch of Happy Skin's latest lipstick collaboration with celebrity stylist, Liz Uy.

The 3 lipstick collection is aptly called "StyLIZed" and was inspired by her her bestselling book: StyLIZed: Liz Uy's Ten Style Essentials.

happy skin x liz uy

Friday, February 6, 2015

globe hooq: movie streaming service for only 199/month!

 First there was Spotify and now Hooq!

A true innovator in the industry, Globe celebrated their latest partnership with HOOQ last night at the Green Sun hotel.

I didn't know what to expect at first but the more I found out, the more I found myself getting "hooq-ed".


If you're a movie/series buff like me, then YOU WILL LOVE HOOQ!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

7 ways to achieve naturally plump lips


In this latest tutorial, I teach you 7 ways to achieve plump lips just like Kylie Jenner's! It includes everyday care, makeup tips and tricks + a bonus DIY lip plumper recipe! 

More after the jump!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

black, white and panda

 During our recent trip to Sky Ranch in Tagaytay to sample Kenny Rogers new offerings (see here), I came across these Panda snapbacks at a random souvenir store...

snapback women street style
Surrounded by rides, trains and carousels, I couldn't help but feel like a kid and a legit tourist. That's what made me purchase one. :P I had the excuse of gifting it to my daughter after our trip.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

kenny rogers brings back their garlic butter chicken


sky ranch tagaytay
If there was one thing you could bring back from last year, what would it be?

Monday, February 2, 2015

elecom japan now in manila

A new gadget is like having a new baby...I just wanna buy stuff for it. :P 
The nicest case I can find, screen protector, cleaners, etc.

Now that Elecom Japan is here, those like me now have a one-stop shop for all tech-related accessories.


Elecom just opened it's 4th branch a few days ago at the 4th floor of SM North Edsa's Annex.