Affordable Makeup (all under Php 500)

I would really love to share these beauty products under 500 pesos. I think this is such a good idea and really interesting to see what you can get for such good prices. If you’re a student or you just want some new makeup on a very tight budget then these are the affordable makeup products I would suggest for you:

Foundation:

Ever Bilena Pro-Flawless Finish Foundation – It’s a liquid foundation and able to conceal the blemishes and uneven skin on the face which is a good thing. It is light to medium coverage and very easy to blend. If you prefer coverage for light skin problem or uneven skin tone, I recommend this one. For those who have major skin problems, it might take one or two application to get the coverage your desire.

As for me, one application is enough. Roughly, it stays 4 to 5 hours without retouching. Somehow, it was able to give a radiant look since the shade I got is a tad lighter.

Price: Php 195

Wet N Wild Cover Foundation – I just started using this and so far, so good.

It’s never heavy, chalky, or dull; This has the consistency of a BB cream and not thick unlike the usual foundations, which I love about it. It’s also contains SPF15 and VisiBright Complex to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and this is good for those who have a blemishes and pimples because it can really cover it up.

For it’s price, it’s really worth it. You can build it up to medium-full coverage and it lasts all day long.

Price: Php 215

EB Advance Perfect Advance Eyeformula – This is super heavy and good if you’re trying to hide dark under eyes. Ideally use before covering the face with foundation powder.

It’s available in three colors: light, medium, and dark.

Price: Php 100

Eyebrows:

Eyebrow cake powder – I definitely recommend it for someone who is a beginner or has trouble with pomades/pencils.

The quality is great. To use this, you can wet your brush then apply it so you can maximize the potential because it’s highly pigmented and you can control the eyebrow powder. My favorite feature is that it has 2 powder colors. The darker shade can be used for the end of your tail and the lighter shade can be used for the front of your brow. And if you don’t like one of the colors, you can just use one shade throughout the whole brow.

Price: Php 390

Eyebrow Mascara:

Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara – It has an eyebrow enhancer. It can boost your eyebrows for it makes the hair healthier. That’s what clear gel does. And after you put the eyebrows makeup, go ahead and put an eyebrow mascara.

Price: Php 436

Liners:

Hypermatte Eyeliner Maybelline – This eyeliner is easy to use especially since the tip is thin! Its also super pigmented. Not only does it not smudge even when your eyelids get oily at the end of the day but it’s easy to remove after.

*Cough* Channeling my inner Janina Vela. *Cough* So may the wings of your eyeliner may always be even. Lol joke.

Powder:

Nichido Final powder – It’s affordable, nicely packed, and smells nice. It’ll give you a flawless effect that keeps natural glow.

This is good to set your foundation and bb creams. Buuuut you can also use this without the aid of foundation or bb cream.

Price: Php 130

Blush:

EB Cheek Blush In Earth Shade – It is highly pigmented and yet it still looks natural when applied on cheeks. The powder is not that chalky which means it’s not messy to use.

Price: Php 180

Lipstick:

Wet N Wild Just Peachy (or any shade that you want)

I bought mine after succumbing to the buzz of Youtube makeup artists.

It’s very pretty nude great quality. It does not sink into my lip lines! It compliments warmed toned skin very nicely. The formula of this product is comfortable to wear as it is soft and glides on during application.

This instantly brightens my face which I love!

Price: Php 250

I am not paid or compensated to write this review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

That’s all for today’s blog post.Thank you for dropping by!

Life Lately | Vol. 8

There were just too many things going on lately. Firstly, there’s something uh-may-ziiing happened to me. I watched One Ok Rock’s Concert at SM Mall of Asia last January 29– like what I’d mentioned to my previous post.

It was the best night ever! Not only was it the first ever concert of One Ok Rock that I’d ever been to.

Admittedly, I’m not a fan. I don’t follow them as much as I follow American, British and Pinoy groups that I like.  I just listen to their songs.  But I don’t know much about them to be honest- like I’m not sure about the meanings of the songs, or even know the English lyrics.  The whole JRock scene is so new to me.

But hey! By the time we got inside, Imagine how thrilled and excited we were being seated in platinum rock zone and the band as just right in front of us!

The stage was simple and I loved the lights.

Once the concert started, everything fired up! I really appreciate their live performance and boy were they awesome. I swear! I enjoyed every second of the concert. It’s amazing and surreal to be there, listening to the songs in person, seeing the members rock out the stage, even breathing the same air! Taka, for starters, is really great with live singing! His vocals were consistent the entire time. I can still hear the loud pounding of the drums, the crowd’s applauses and cheers. I can even feel the band’s genuine smiles.

I’m so kilig when he said “Come and break my heart, you Filipino girls!”

Aaaaa! I laughed, jumped, and sang my heart out that night; The most ecstatic and alive I’ve felt in such a long time, definitely!

I’m so thankful I went! No regrets.  I had so much fun, I felt so honored to hear them sing live. Hope they come back soon! Hope that little mistake won’t speak for the whole Filipino fans. Because on moment when they sang the ‘Take what you want,’ there were fans who grab the moment silence to spew some shite. Like, what the heck. Saying those things wouldn’t make you cool. So hoping it won’t affect their decision to return. Hoping that moment of stupidity won’t make them forget the yellow + red light project fans did. Hoping they weren’t hurt.

But overall, it was a great experience.

Though, I forgot to take a bunch of photos and videos of the whole show because I was so mesmerized and that’s okay because I’d rather just enjoy and seize the moment knowing that the experience is much better. And they’ll be forever here in my heart.

Until next time, Tomoya, Ryota, Taka, and Toru!

Secondly, I was so dang, dang happy over this Wanderland Music Festival had happened. It’s my first time I’m experiencing the annual music fest, and it happens to feature my favorite bands and great performer: Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, Lauv, Lany, Daniel Caesar, and Kodaline. OHMYGOSHISUPERDUPERLOVETHEMMM! Haha sorry I got too excited. Whose music served as the soundtrack of my trips. Their music got me through sad, happy moments, and even crazy work days and nights.

Wanderland is a music festival for indie music in Manila during summer. And I like a lot of the featured line up bands played that night.

Imagine I waited all my life to be part of this music festival and now, I can say I got to see the bands in person! Best. March. Ever. Y’all!

Though, I missed Ben&Ben. Their set was pretty early.

Photo Disclaimer: This image is from Bandwagon PH

SOMEONE JUST PROPOSED WHILE IV OF SPADES SINGING THEIR SONG “MUNDO”

YES, THIS IS THE TRUE CONCEPT. OH MY GOSH!

It was unfathomable, profound and absolutely exhilarating.

This is how Kodaline ended Wanderland 2018.

I got a souvenir. Yey!

I’ll never forget this experience. The first time I’d become a wanderer, I am happy to say I was there. I was a part of it. Grabe ‘yong feels!

THE FEELINGS WERE LEGIT BURNING I MY CHEST. I CANNOT.

Until then, the wait starts again.

-Kim

 

The Gentle Giants of Oslob

Hi folks. I have a lot of things happened to me lately, as in. So many firsts, and I don’t even know what to begin to cover. Like, it was my first time to watch One OK Rock Live! I’ll make an another Life Lately link-up about it. But now I am itching to get my fingers to work on what happened last January.

I’ve always wanted to go to Cebu. Swimming with the Whale Sharks is one of my bucketlists and it’s my to-go places. So when I found out that the venue of the wedding we’re going to organize is there, I was totally ecstatic!

Thankfully the weather cooperated.

It was past one in the afternoon when we touched down at Mactan Airport. There was a white SUV waiting for us and drop us off at Brgy. Tan-awan in Oslob. It’s roughly a 3-hour ride.

The people of Brgy. Tan-awan,Oslob are so genuine and hospitable.

This place is so dazzling. Everything is beautiful and peaceful and I loved every second I spent there. No wonder why our clients chose to held their wedding to this place.

After our successful event, on the next day, we got a chance to explore and enjoy the beauty of Oslob.

LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!

The ideal time for whale-watching is early in the morning, around seven in the morning.

And there was a short orientation at the briefing center on rules for interaction with the Whale sharks. When we got there, the person in charge of orientation was still working on a current batch so we had to wait for a while before we finally got settled in.

Rules when interacting with the whale sharks:

1). No camera flashes

2). No feeding of whale sharks by unauthorized personnel.

3). Do not touch, ride or chase the whale sharks

4). Do not create splash when entering the water.


5). Do not wear sunscreen if you are going to enter the water.

6). Maintain a minimum distance of 5m from the head, 6m from the tail (this differs from the 2m from the head, and 5m from the tail stated in the ordinance).

Whale sharks are nice and gentle creatures but always keep in mind that they were born wild. Just for safety precaution.

After the orientation we paid 500 php. The staff assisted us and issued life vests and snorkel gears. Then, the guy there directed us to our assigned banca. The boatman / marshal will brought us to the site, which is about 1 minute away.

I huddled excitedly in the banca boat as we paddled half a dozen yards from the shore.

Honestly speaking, I don’t know how to swim. So I was clinging on to the boat but my friend, Nikka pulled me to the water, hahahaha. So I would stay there. And Nigel guided me to swim. He also able to get a decent shot since he didn’t have any problems staying underwater–unlike me. Most all photos on this post were taken by him. Hahahaha. Massive thanks,bud.

Everyone’s jaw dropped in awe–we all felt humbled by seeing these amazing huge mammals.

It was scary at the start but it was a once in a lifetime thrill to be able to see them up close! It was a breath-taking, heart-thumping, once in a lifetime experience!

Swimming with the whale sharks is one of those memories that will stay with me forever.

Now, about the not-so-nice things, It’s great to have had swamp with whale sharks but I feel bad for the creatures since it really gets crowded; I can’t imagine how distracted they are with the boats floating around, and the people swimming with them. And some people even try to touch them!

I just hope that the management is mindful enough to prioritize the welfare of these whale sharks. Also I believed it should have to implement a fair and sustainable set of rules and regulations in Oslob. Because even if there’s a briefing before you do the actual interaction, no one checks if the tourists follows the instructions once they were in the water. Like, some tourists stayed too close and even deliberately touched the whale sharks; There were measures that are currently in place but it can actually be more effective, if implemented properly.

Note: Some of our photos would appear as if we’re too close to the whale sharks, but I assure you, we followed the recommended distance from hence the whale sharks appearing smaller than they really are.

To top it off, by night, we made tambay on the shore. Best feeling, I tell you! Feeling the refreshing wind blowing across your face, spending the night in a lively, relaxing place. It’s definitely one of the great tourist spots in the Philippines. Also there is a ton of other destinations in Cebu that are worth to visit.

There are still so many places left to explore.

Definitely coming back for more!

Happy weekend,dudes!

-Kim✨

Night Skincare Routine

Having a night skincare routine is very important. For having a smooth, whiter, and clean face doing this is a must. So at nighttime no matter how tired and sleepy you are or no matter how busy you are by catching up on your newest Netflix obsession never ever go to bed without washing your face.

To make things a bit easier on nights when you can’t wait to hit the hay, I’ve nailed down a routine that doesn’t take hours. Yeah, I know everyone has their own skincare routine, but I figured might as well show/share what works for me.

I actually try to keep my routine pretty simple. Here we go:

1). Makeup Remover Wipes

I always removed my face makeup with cleansing towelettes.

I’m using Simple Micellar Cleansing Wipes.

2). Eye Makeup Remover

For my eye makeup, I’m using Maybelline’s Clean Express Watertproof Eye Makeup Remover. It will clean your eyes from any eye makeup– even the stubborn waterproof eyeliner and mascara.

Just take cotton pads and apply a few drops.

3). Cleanser

Because makeup wipes don’t remove everything, so a cleansing cream is always great to have on board. Noxzema is what I’m using as a cleanser.

It reaches deep into pores to remove dirt, oil, and makeup, leaving your skin soft and smooth.

4). Exfoliate

To remove dead skin cells and get soft, smooth skin, you need to exfoliate. I use St. Ives moisturizer.

Do not exfoliate if you are sunburned or have any open breaks in your skin.

Only exfoliate 2-3 times per week to prevent your skin from drying.

5). Lip moisturizer

And the last thing on my night skincare routine is TheFaceshop lip balm. I use this because my lip is always getting dry.

It’s perfect for dry or chapped lips because it’s rich with vitamin E and aloe vera.

In addition:

If you have an acne problem. The best ance treatment I can suggest to you is the Stridex.

Back when I was in college, I got an acne problem. And I’m telling you, it bothers me so much. It lowered my self esteem and stressed me out. But after using this acne treatment pads for a month, I finally acne free. I do have occasional pimples that appear every now and then. When that happens, I just applying it. Then viola! They magically disappeared.

Stridex pads are an unusually safe way to treat acne. They won’t normally dry out your skin, and they won’t cause pigmentation of your skin. Isn’t amazing?

But wait, there’s another dilemma.

After that pimple is gone, it leaves you with a little gift: an acne scar! That acne scar and dark marks it leaves behind are often worse!

The good thing is there’s Pond’s White Beauty Pink– to achieve a total clearer and whiter skin.

After just a few days, I legit already started seeing the results. And I’ve started using it daily ever since.

Just sharing my skincare routine for those who fed up with their stubborn dark spots and acne and want them gone for good. Also, for having a clearer and whiter skin.

I am not paid or compensated to write this review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

That’s all for today’s blog post.Thank you for dropping by!💙

Questions to be answered

It’s the start of 2018, and that means… *drum rolls* it’s a NEW YEAR everyone!

So I took this chance to answer the questions that people asked me. What’s the connect? Hahaha. I dunno too. Just feel like it’s a best time to do this. Okay, okay?

Here we go:

1). When did you start blogging/ write stories?

I already said on my previous article on how I started writing stories. It was totally started out of boredom. In my grade school at my music class. Maybe because it’s really my passion and it’s my outlet. The words I want to say, the things I want to do, the places I want to go: all of them are in my stories. It’s fair to say that my stories are heavily based on real life situation. But, I don’t intend to say which are which.

While started blogging on year 2016. My interest started when I see my friend’s blog. I got curious and decided to try it out myself. You know, being a curious and adventurous person who tries out different things I ended up making a wordpress. That’s how I got myself into it. Also, I like looking at a collection of my posts and I want to improve my writing style.

2). What is your favorite hobby at the moment?

My favorite hobby as of the moment is watching tv series on Netflix and playing Sims.

3). Do you play any instruments?

Honestly speaking, I played keyboard before. My piece is Love is all that matters but now, I forgot about my passion on it and was lost. So not anymore.

4). Eye, eyebrows, lip, cheeks, foundation makeup – what do you like most?

Lips, definitely. Even without any make-up, a touch of lipstick do the works.

5). Are you the daydream or realistic kind of person?

I’m the type of person who likes to dream. I always daydream. A lot. Because you can form stories through that and you come up stories through that. I’m more of an idealist.

6). Planning on have a boyfriend/ when will you have a boyfriend?

Seriously, I’m so fed up with this kind of question. Especially last time on Christmas dinner when my relatives asked me, head to one side sympathetically or grimacing, “So…er…how’s your love life?” Hahaha juskolord!

…Nah-ah. I just feel it’s not the right time. I mean, okay don’t get me wrong. Whatever happens happens. And of course I want to have someone with me too noh! I don’t want to be an old maid naman. But personally I don’t plan on looking for a boyfriend because I have lots of things right now to do and basically I’m not yet ready. I’m sure that one day when I’ve grown that much my relationship with God, when I become more wise, I know I would be that best girlfriend that whomever he is will ever have. That’s a promise but that’s not just not me right now. And I think being single at 22 isn’t bad and I’m simply enjoying my season.

Here, I observed that a lot of girls are looking for a boy. Which we should look for a man. We should attract a man. A Man of God! And girls should stop settling for less because you deserves better. Someone who will treat you right, someone who’s proud of you and not ashamed of you or hide you ’cause that’s the worst. Secret relationship is not a thing–As for me, I just can’t do secret relationship. And I talk too much too so I can’t be good on it. And find someone who loves God. Because if he loves God he gonna obey HIM to love you.

I also want my first boyfriend to be my husband (as much as possible). I’m old school and that’s how things for me. Sorry not sorry. HahahahahaI just simply don’t rush things because I know it will happen on its pace.

7). How do you spend your free/off days?

I spend my free time trying out new restaurants and/or watch movie with my mom. On some days, I do get to travel out of town.

8). What is your current motivation to blog?

Right now, I blog to share, to destress and to re-energize myself. Since depression visits me once in a while especially when I’m stuck at a place for a long time

9). Tips to share to newbie in blogging

I’m still a newbie. So basically, I’m still in the ‘beginning’ stage. I’m in the progress of learning. But anyway I’ll share few tips that I learned.

•Have a purpose.

Obviously, everything you do must have a reason. It could be anything, but you must remember that it should develop and lead to something good. Just make sure you`re not growing backwards

•Don’t rude or snob when you get a number of followers and stuff.

•Be friendly

•Do what you want. Everyone started somewhere and I’m sure this is the first thing they did.

•Don’t stress yourself. Know the reason why you’re blogging in the first place. Is it to get known? Is it to share? Is it to just chill? Whatever it is…just be free. Write what you want, what you feel. Of course, don’t overdo it but in order to let your thoughts flow, don’t pressure yourself. Enjoy every moment.

•Write what you find is interesting. Share it. Shape it. Don’t even think about what others would think. Think about what you’d think, if you like it, if it’s something you’ll like if you’ll come across it. And make some research too.

•Just be true to yourself. Don’t act like you’re somebody else.

10). What kind of music are you listening to?

I’m a super dorky music junk. I’d like to see myself as a music eclectic. I listen to all sorts, from one extreme to the next, some even so strange my friends don’t even expect it. From acoustic to alternative rock, indie to downright death core. Even EDM. Yeah, name it, I love it.

Plus, it’s almost impossible to find me without my earphones with me. It’s my life.

And I guess that’s it? I finally answered them. Hahahaha.

Have a cheers to a better 2018!

Anddddd have a rockin’ day, dudes!

How We Celebrate?

We welcome 2018 with a bang! It’s a tradition in our family to celebrate new year together. But since our other family members are not here in Philippines we end up talking with them through FaceTime so that we still celebrate it completely.

We lighting a fireworks and turning on the stereo and play some good music and start the party to just enjoy the time we’ve to spent together. We do what we do during this time of the year: eat, sing, drink (I don’t drink any kind of liquor so soda is enough for me. Hahaha) and vice versa.

Morning came and I went out to hangout with my high school friends. Hi to Pamela and Nenette!

“Yeah it’s a new color for my hair this new year. Rose violet yo. Yey!”

“Date with these crazy peeps. About damn time we got some solo trio bonding.”

I have tons to be thankful for 2017.

It was the year I started trying to “adult” for real. I experienced so many new things. I met new friends and reconnected with old ones. It not might be the best year for my health (I got sick often), though it’s definitely not the worst. So many things happened, good and bad. I’d like to focus more on the good because it made it all the trials worth being endured. It was the year that my friends proved how loyal and true they are. I also realized how rich I am of friends and laughter. It was the year I realized that everything happens for a reason. It was the year that I’d learned to be thankful for close doors and rejection. A closed door to be an opportunity like job, to cross the country or maybe even a person. For every rejection and every door slam I encountered, I realized that it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to feel sad and tired but what important is you don’t give up. Because things happened to pushes us to out next bigger and better season. For us to be directed to something better. Just take all those rejections as your inspiration to keep on going. And most of all, I realized that it’s okay to learn to let go, to make room for something better that will come. To make room for something else to grow. For we reach where God wants us to be.

Thank you for making my 2017 full of laughter!

-K

Friendship Break Up

To my friend who recently broke up with her another friend, this is for you.

People come and go. We know this by heart but it doesn’t mean it hurt any less.

The first time you experienced it nakakabigla. Masakit. Friendship niyo nawala? No way,man! Kaya mapapatanong ka ng, “Totoo ba ‘to?” Iiyakan mo ‘yan todo-todo. Mabigat sa feelings. Masakit pa sa girlfriend-boyfriend break up. Sa susunod na mangyari hindi ka pa din masasanay kahit sabihin mong manhid ka na. Lalabas ‘yan pag nawalan ka ulit ng kaibigan, kapag umalis ulit sila sa buhay mo.

Minsan kahit alam mo ang dahilan ng friendship break up ay shitty pa din sa feelings. Pero madalas, hindi. Kaya may maglalarong tanong na ‘bakit?’ sa utak mo na tatagal siguro ng ilang araw, linggo, buwan o taon e, nandyan pa din. Mahirap kasi maiwan sa ere. Sa sakit pakiramdam mo ilang bahagi ng katawan mo ang kumalas sayo. Malilimutan na rin minsan ang hinahanap na sagot sa tanong na ‘bakit?’ sa pag tagal. Sa paglipas ng panahon.

Ganon naman talaga, ‘di ba? We’re friends now, but as soon as the gap widens, the close proximity is gone, and the communication fades, wala na.

Sad ‘no?

It will sting like a bitch. Worst, sometimes it’ll destroy you. Magagalit ka sa kanya, sa sarili mo. Minsan ku-kwistyon-in mo na sarili mo kung may problema ba sayo kasi iniiwan ka nila. Tulad ng sabi mo kasi madalas iba ka sa kanila. Sa kanya. Iba ‘yung mga bagay na gusto mo. ‘Di kayo magkatugma ng trip. Sa panlasa sa mga bagay-bagay. Pero sa totoo lang, okay lang naman ‘yun. Maganda nga ‘yun kasi may matututunan kayo sa isa’t isa. Kaso di gano’n nangyari.

Ako din naman madalas gano’n e. I read a lot of books– I love books which most of my friends are not fond of it. I watch movies and TV series that hard to find a friend who’s also watching it too. I fangirl too much over something. Matindi, kahit nga sa taste of music ko, walang makaintindi e. I’m really had a hard time finding someone who can jibe with my genre. They didn’t appreciate indie pop and alternative rock. Kaya minsan napipilitan akong patugtugin ‘yung Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito. Hahahaha. Isama mo pa ‘yung pagka-ayaw ko sa Hawaiian pizza above all flavors.

See that? Ayos lang maging iba sa nakakarami. Just don’t lose your quirk. It’s what makes you interesting. Embrace the weirdo in you. I guess what I’m trying to say here is, you just need a friend who will understand you, accept you for being who you are and stay with you despite of your clashing personalities. After all, we’re differently in our own way. What important is, you know in yourself that the kind of friendship you’ve given them is pure and genuine. What you showed them was the real you.

It’s sad. There’s a void. But there’s an acceptance– you have to.

Maybe the friendship was not really meant.

Every friendship break up there’s a lesson learned. We grow. We became matured. We realized a lot of things. Friendship break up hurts like fuck everytime. It also killed some part of you, but for the better version of ourselves today, it is still a thank you.

Just treasured those who stayed and real to you.

And hey, I’m still here. You always have me,girl. Always will.

-K