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What’s inside my make up bag

Happy Monday, everyone! ❤

Today is such a chill day and I am enjoying my time at home. To do something productive, let me just share with you everything that’s inside my everyday make-up bag.

Huuuuge DISCLAIMER right here: I am not a professional make up artist and tbh, I don’t know a lot about make up. However, I find joy in dolling up myself up with all the things that I have right here.

I also included the name of the stores / websites in case you want to purchase the products below.


Quick FX No-Shine Mattifier (Watson’s) ₱99.00

Beauty Treats Eyeshadow Palette (Dollar Store, Market Market) ₱300.00

Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow in 3 Medium (Sephora) ₱2,900.00

Cargo Eyeshadow Pot in Roadshow (Cargo Cosmetics) ₱800.00

EB Matte Bullet Lipstick in Mirrored Mocha (Watson’s or any Department Stores) ₱160.00

USANA Deeply Nourishing Lip Moisturizer (via USANA rep.)

They’re REAL Beyond Mascara (Sephora₱1,900.00

Maybelline Clearsmooth All-In-One Two-way cake in 02 Nude Beige (Maybelline Kiosks, Watson’s or any Department Stores) ₱169.00

Skin Sensation Lip N Cheek Tint in Ruby (Skin Sensation₱149.00

Mary Kay Concealer in Jaune • They’re REAL Make up Remover (Sephora₱1,100.00

Maybelline Color Show Blush in Fresh Coral (Maybelline Kiosks, Watson’s or any Department Stores) ₱149.00

Nivea Moisturizing Creme (Watson’s or any Department Stores) ₱169.00

They’re REAL Push-up Liner (Sephora₱700.00

• Travel Nail clipper from Korea

 

Much love,

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Beauty and Wellness · Reviews

Beauty Review: Bobbi & Katie Palette by Bobbi Brown

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This journal-inspired palette is the result of a collaboration between Bobbi Brown and Katie Holmes. Released last 2013, their goal is to create the ultimate makeup line for modern day women that is tailored to serve as the essential, everyday makeup kit.

CLAIMS:

  • Compact and on- the-go
  • Easy organization
  • Wearable shades

 

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EYESHADOWS:

  • Pink Chiffon (w/ shimmer) – medium pink
  • Brown Sugar (w/ shimmer) – brown mauve
  • Pink Quartz (no shimmer) – warm champagne pink
  • Ballet (w/ shimmer) – light pink with glitter
  • Cream (no shimmer) – beige
  • Antique Rose (no shimmer) – rosy brown
  • Stone (no shimmer) – beige brown
  • Black Cocoa (w/ shimmer) – dark rich brown.

POT ROUGES:

  • Pretty Powerful – medium pink
  • Raspberry – deep pink

EYELINER PENCIL

  • Chocolate – dark brown.

 

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VERDICT:

🔸 Price 🔸

$68 (3400php)

🔸 Packaging 🔸

  • Book cover design in black and pink (inspired by Katie Holmes’ Journal)
  • Sturdy not heavy
  • Huge mirror is a major plus +++

🔸 Eyeshadows 🔸

  • Mixture of matte, shimmer and sparkles

PROS:

  • The eye-shadow shades compliment all skin tones
  • Can create day to night looks.
  • Space saving
  • Can fit in purse

 

CONS:

  • Too much glitter
  • Matte shades are chalky
  • With fall-outs
  • Pot rouges are both in pink. They should’ve put one dark (for night time look) or a neutral color (for an MLBB look).
  • Eyeliner smears easily.

Below is the look I created using the B&K palette. I used Brown Sugar, Cream and Stone on my lids, Raspberry on my lips and Black Cocoa for my contour.

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REPURCHASE? NO. (Already sold-out)

RATE: 6/10 (👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽)

 

The Housewife Apprentice

The Housewife Apprentice: Dinner Rolls

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Dinner rolls are always a lovely way to round off a meal. The best thing about these homemade rolls is the fact that you can easily bake them in the convenience of your our home. They’re light, fluffy and just plain good. The recipe is simple and easy.

 

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INGREDIENTS:

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  • 3 cups All-Purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted butter (reserve 1 tbsp for wash on top)
  • 1 tsp salt

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PROCEDURES:

  • In a small bowl, combine the water, 1 tbsp sugar and yeast. Check after 5 minutes and make sure that the mixture has bubbles.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. ( milk, egg, remaining sugar and salt) Make sure to mix everything together.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the large bowl.
  • Gradually add the flour to the mixture while beating in a low speed.
  • Drizzle melted butter in and beat at medium to high speed for 3minutes.
  • Knead until the dough comes together into a sticky ball.
  • Set the dough for 90 minutes in a draft- free place while inside a lightly oiled bowl with cover. Wait until the dough doubled the size.
  • Gently transfer the dough into a lightly floured counter-top or surface. Divide into 20 equal pieces.
  • Roll the dough into balls, but slightly flatten one side and place it in a baking dish of your choice. Make sure that it has been lined with a non-stick parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 190ºC
  • Set the baking dish aside for an hour.
  • Brush the remaining melted butter on top of the rolls.
  • Place the dish in the oven for 18 minutes until golden.
  • Let it cool down on a wire rack.

 

Until next time,

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Life and Love

Believing in yourself

I can’t imagine myself being so concerned about other people’s opinions, that I would rather self sabotage and allow opportunities to slip through my fingers, just to avoid the negative things people might say.

If you’re blessed with a opportunity, grab it with both hands! The same people who dislike you would embrace the same blessings that they’re ridiculing you for having.

Don’t get distracted by those who have nothing going for them. Wish them peace and guidance and keep it moving my g. People are always going to talk.

 

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Life and Love

Embrace.

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I saw two beautiful children holding hands today, an older sister and her little brother. He fell over and scraped his knee and started crying and the older sister gave him a hug. Immediately after, he stopped crying and said it felt better and they literally held hands again and caught up with their mum.
 
Definitely not trying to be fake deep here but listen, what if a hug has the power to really start the healing process for people. We need to start hugging each other more often. We need to create a society where it’s okay to hug people who look hurt or request a hug from someone because we’re feeling a lack of human contact and care. A simple hug can change so much.
Pig Out

PIG OUT: Peri – Peri Charcoal Chicken

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THE RESTAURANT

Peri- Peri (pronounced as piri-piri) is a casual dining restaurant serving African – Portuguese cuisines grilled to perfection. The term Peri – Peri cam from an African Bird’s Eye Chili founded by some Portuguese explorers from way back. What makes this place famous is their 8 signature sauces ranging from sweet to smoky to fiery and hot.

ATMOSPHERE

The interior is very lively and colorful. Decorative bottles brightened up the room. Big barrels with spouts are also in display. The theme of the room depicts a very warm environment similar to Africa and Portugal.

SERVICE

I wasn’t able to gauge the staff knowledge regarding the menu since we ordered in advance. However, the service was okay. They immediately offered each one of us a cold glass of water. They were very attentive especially when you need something extra like cutlery or condiments. The speed of service was pretty good.

FOOD

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  • Ribs Platter ( 1 whole Peri – Peri BBQ Backribs with side dishes at 1,200PHP) The sauce was amazing and the meat falls right of the bone. It was also presented in a very appetizing way. (side dishes: coleslaw, country fries, java rice and corn kernels).

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  • Todo (Peri – Peri Chicken at 525.00PHP) The presentation was very simple. The grilled chicke was served on a wooden chopping board. At first, I thought the chicken was dry but when we started to slice through it, the meat was juicy. It’s definitely delicious.

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  • Pizza(s) 

➡️ Ala Peri – Peri (at 350PHP) Thin crust pizza topped with shredded Peri- Peri chicken plus special sauce.

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➡️ Todo Carne (at 375PHP) Instead of grilled chicken, the pizza was topped with ground beef and ham with bell peppers and onions.

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GENERAL IMPRESSION

Pros

  • Delicious Food
  • Accessible (Many Branches across Metro Manila)
  • Friendly staff
  • Clean place
  • Affordable
  • Generous amt of serving

Cons

  • Decorative bottles (not glued)
  • Place looks crowded
  • *since we ordered in advance* some of the food were already at room temp.

RATE 8/10 (👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽)

 

xo,

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WanderWoman

WanderWoman: Taal Volcano Day Hike Experience

Known as the lake within a lake, Taal Volcano is one of the most favorite tourist spots in Luzon. Approximately 60km. south of Metro Manila, this wonderfully structured volcano is famous as the smallest active volcano in the world. I’ve seen the volcano’s unique charm from afar. But to be on the island is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m excited.

HOW TO GET THERE:

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▪️ via BUS

(from Manila to Tagaytay)

  • Take a bus from Buendia/ Pasay to Nasugbu.
  • From Nasugbu, ride a jeep going to People’s Park
  • Take another jeepney ride from People’s Park to Ligaya Drive.
  • Ride a tricycle from Ligaya Dr. going to Talisay Batangas. (Talisay is where you can rent boats going to the island).

 (from Manila to Batangas)

  • Take a bus from Buendia/ Pasay to Lemery, Lipa or Batangas City. (Tell the driver or conductor to drop you at Tanauan).
  • From Tanauan, take a jeep to Talisay. (30minutes for 20php)

▪️ via CAR

(from Manila to SLEX)

Route #1

  • From SLEX. take the Carmona Exit.
  • Drive down to Governor’s Drive passing through Silang up to Tagaytay Rotonda

Route #2

  • From SLEX, take the Sta. Rosa Exit going straight to Tagaytay

(from Manila to Coastal Road)

  • Drive south towards Aguinaldo Highway
  • Pass through Bacoor, Imus, Dasmarinas then Silang.
Our crazy boat ride to the island.

 

TIPS AND REMINDERS:

  • Bring water (drinks are expensive when you buy it from the stalls)
  • Best time to visit is during early in the morning or before noon.
  • Wear loose comfy clothes or appropriate hiking clothes.
  • Bring extra shirts and towels
  • Put sunblock.
  • Wear a hat, arm sleeves and sunglasses for heat protection.
  • Wear a face mask.
Check out the view from the top.

 

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EXPENSES:

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  • Boat Ride ➖₱2,000.00 (40 USD)
  • Entrance Fee (Resort) ➖₱100.00 each (2 USD)
  • Tourist Guide (for the Entire Group) ➖₱ 500.00 (10 USD)
  • Horse with Jockey ➖₱ 500.00 each (10 USD)
  • Environmental Fee ➖₱ 50.00 (1USD Adults) ₱30.00 (0.60USD Kids)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Going up to the crater – 30 minutes via Horse compared to 1 1/2 hrs of trekking
  • Don’t miss the red lava area.
Here’s a snippet of our trail going back to the shore.

 

FOR OTHER INQUIRIES:

Contact Ton Jovi Resort at 0929 659 0324 or visit them on Facebook

 

xo,

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