Friday, May 25, 2018

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED AT THE REALASIANBEAUTY COACHELLA PARTY (2018)



One of the things I enjoy doing is organizing small events and gatherings. Had I not been a blogger, I would most likely be working at an events company. I enjoy the process of putting things together and somehow enjoy the thrill of it. In December 2016, I had my first-ever gathering with my loyal supporters who I call as the"FLUFFIES". Click here to read more about that party. The gathering 2 years ago was small and simple yet was utterly unforgettable. 

This year, it was their turn to organize a small gathering for me to celebrate my birthday as well as our 2nd year together. We decided to pull a Coachella-themed party since it's Summer and the date of the party falls the same week as the Coachella event in the US. (Yes, we know Coachella is the name of the place and it's funny to use the name when ours is not even a musical event. But if we're happy then I guess the name isn't such a great deal.)

The party was held last April 22, 2018 in Quezon City. It was so refreshing to see familiar faces as well as new faces! Long-time supporters as well as newbies came to enjoy the event!


Because we could only offer a small place, we were only able to invite around 40 people. At first I thought it was too small but later realized it was just the perfect number for it allowed me to interact more and get to know each and every attendant better.


Everything was planned and made from scratch, of course with the help of the Fluffies. 
If you are new to this blog, the term FLUFFIES was first used back in 2016 by some of the most loyal followers. I never had any groups or names for my followers then until they mentioned they should start calling themselves "Fluffies" because they said I could lean on them when I need them most, as if they were my soft and fluffy clouds. Aww, isn't that just so sweet?

Anyway, if you want to see what happened at the event, be sure to watch the vlog below. I tried my best to document the whole party from start to finish.



An event would not be complete without small gifts or tokens for the attendants. But because we didn't have enough resources to provide our own, we were assisted by our ever-supportive brand partners! Here are our special partners for the event!

OUR SPONSORS :

*PICTOGLAM PHOTOBOOTH


It was my first-time ever to be sponsored by a photobooth company. I've always imagined how it would be when a photobooth partners with me. I thought it would be so cool if we could have tangible photos we could take home after the party aside from the usual digital photos. Pictoglam made that wish come true!

I was actually happy and very much impressed with their service. Not only did they travel all the way from Paranaque to Cubao just to cater our event. But they also exceeded my expectation. The pictures all came out perfect! If you watch the vlog, I showed how their photobooth works. You will surely appreciate having them at your next event, party and special occasion!  


*FLAWLESS

One of my long-time brand partners is Flawless. What I love about them is that they are always generous. They sponsored almost 50 pieces of Flawless Beauty soaps! I love it because they are always reachable and make sure they are present at my special events and occasions. Really, Flawless has been a huge part of my blogging career. I don't get paid to promote Flawless, though. Just in case you were wondering. Hehe



OUR ACTIVITIES

Because we wanted this to be more than your usual meet-and-greet, the Fluffies made sure we'd have more than picture taking. They prepared a short program and also organized few activities for the event. 

1.) DIY FRIENDSHIP BRACELET TUTORIAL


Ghelai, Paola and Belle lead the segment. They eagerly taught the attendants how to make a simple friendship bracelet. We thought it would be fit for the theme of the event since we went for the summer, Coachella vibe.



2.) LIVE HAIR BRAID TUTORIAL


Before, they only saw my braids on YouTube and on Instagram. But here, they witnessed it live as I taught them few easy braids they could do on their own. At first, I did the braid on my own hair. But I realized it was hard to explain while braiding my hair at the same time so I decided to get a model from the crowd. I really think braids are prettier if you do it on someone with really vibrant hair color. It makes the braid look even more attractive.



3.) PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT TALK (Topic : SELF CONFIDENCE)


You probably know I am not the most confident blogger there is on the internet. I've had my fair share of self-doubt, disbelief and insecurity. We thought it would be a great topic to share since we aren't always 100% confident about ourselves, are we? I didn't prepare my talk before hand as I was busy with other errands. But won't you agree a person with the most experience and emotion will always be able to deliver a great talk no matter how impromptu it is?



Aside from the usual loot bags, gifts, giveaways and souvenirs people get out of meet-and-greets, we wanted ours to be different. Material things go out of style or get broken. What we wanted to share with the attendants was something they won't be able to hold but something they'd be able to keep with them longer. Something that would inspire them. I hope my talk was able to inspire even a single soul.

4.) BEST OOTD


Everyone went to the party well-dressed! I was actually happy to see them all dolled up and glamed up! I love how they put their outfits together. Right then, I wished we were at an actual garden so the place would match their trendy outfits. The least I could do was prepare a small token and give it to the best outfit of the day!

SURPRISE!

I've mentioned it was my birthday, too, so the girls prepared a surprise for me. It was so touching because they played the guitar, sang and then handed me flowers and gifts and a cake! I never expected anything else since the effort they put to make this party possible was way enough for me. I was truly moved but I just held back the tears because I wanted to be really happy than sad. 


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Charyse, Dea, Belle, Ghelai, Paolo, Cha, Shane, Anne and Anna for the effort they put in to for this event. These are the people who went out of their way to help find a venue, buy things needed, finalize guest list, decorate the place, distribute food, etc. I know they have their own stuff, own priorities but they gave time for this. For that, I will always be thankful. 



This was the cake they gave me! Isn't it too cute to be eaten? Well, I ate anyways! hehe



I surely enjoyed the gathering. I hope the Fluffies enjoyed it as much as I did!





I also came with my Mom, Tito Alex, our pet Small and my friend Flora. My boyfriend didn't make it to the event, though. But I am still grateful to him because he used to inspire me at events and motivated me to keep going and continue this internet journey with you. He was the one who inspired me to keep going during those few times when I wanted to quit... Hence, I am still here and you are still reading this blog post. Hehe


These are the gifts I got from the sweetest followers in the whole internet world! Hehe
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I really don't expect anything whenever we hold events and gatherings so please don't feel burdened by this. However, I am grateful people take the time to remember me by preparing gifts. No matter how big or small is, I truly appreciate!



If you want to be a part of our next gathering, be sure that you are following me on my social media channels because I post event updates there. If you are far but would still like to show your support, you can always do so by SUBSCRIBING to my YouTube channel. Each and every SUBSCRIBER I have is valued and appreciated. Every event, every milestone is because of YOU!

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Kristine  

Thursday, May 10, 2018

VICE COSMETICS Phenomenal Liquid Lipstick Swatches (NEW SHADES!) | Mother's Day Special

One of the trendiest brands these days when it comes to lip products is Vice Cosmetics. The brand features contemporary lip products that makeup enthusiasts will truly like.


I have to be honest, though, that when Vice Cosmetics launched, I WAS NOT A FAN. I reviewed their products and was not quite happy with the quality. You may read that review HERE

Thankfully, they released new shades of their lip products. I was hesitant to try them at first because I kept going back to the formula and quality of their original lip items. But to my surprise when I tried the new ones, they were improved formula. Their Liquid Lippies are now super pigmented, extra creamy, glides easily, not overly drying unlike the first ones and stays on lips longer.


The news shades of the Phenomenal Liquid Lipsticks are : Kyemerut, Sisteraka, Cheverloo, Kerstofyan, Chenelyn, Hanash, Ravaaan and Achuchuchu

PRICE :  Each lippie costs Php 195 each


They also released new shades of the Good Vibes Matte Lipstick 

The new shades I have are ; Eklavu, Chururutz, Aura, Chukchak, Bonggacious, Havey, Ekzal and Severe

PRICE : Each lipstick costs Php 195 each



Just like the liquid lippies, you will also like that the lipsticks are creamy, pigmented and glides on smoothly on your lips! They are not as long-lasting as the liquid lippies, but they aren't as drying, which is better, especially now that it's summer!


While it is true we should be thanking and appreciating our Mothers everyday, Mother's Day is still deemed special as it's that one day of the year where we get to treat them extra special. Vice Cosmetics challenged my Mom and I to do this #MakeItUpToMudra video where my I apply lipstick and basically just bond with my Mom using their products. Gladly, my Mom was up for the challenge!


Truly, we learned first about makeup not on YouTube, but through our Mom's who we used to get ready and apply makeup before rushing to work. They were our first beauty gurus, don't you agree?

Here is our video, first ever official appearance of my Mom on my channel, using Vice Lipsticks!



How did you like our video? It was actually more than an hour total raw video but I had to trim it down to less than 10 minutes. We hope you like our little fun and also got few tips when it comes to lipsticks,


As a gift for Mother's Day, Vice gave my Mom a bouquet of pink flowers! How pretty?!


Overall, my Mom liked the quality of the lip products she tried. I think this was a sweet gesture of Vice to think of asking some bloggers to do this for our Mom on Mother's Day.


If you are looking for an affordable Mother's Day gift for your Mom, THIS MAY BE IT! They're super affordable plus comes in many shades to fit any lifestyle, skin tone and personality.



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Kristine  

Friday, May 4, 2018

HOW TO USE and INSERT A TAMPON?! | Ladouce Tampons Review Philipines

Probably some of the most awkward and cringey topics a blogger could ever talk about are menstruation and circumcision. But come to think of it, those things are just about normal because everyone of us has gone through and may still be experiencing it. Unlike circumcision though, women have to deal with menstruation almost every month that's why it's important to have enough knowledge and to use the right product that would make the "visit" more comfortable and less eerie. 


You could say I have tried almost every way there is from old-school pasador to the modern sanitary napkins. However, the word tampons was non-existent in my vocabulary until my cousins from the US introduced me to the concept. They said it's convenient because it minimizes chances of having stain plus it's convenient because it allows you to still move around and be able to enjoy the things you love without worrying about leak and stain.  


Let me introduce you to the FIRST EVER tampon brand I've ever tried -
LADOUCE TAMPONS.

Ladouce Tampons are made of body-friendly, high-absorbent natural materials. The cylindrical form follows perfectly your personal body shapes. They are made of highly absorbent natural soft silk viscose, non-chlorine bleached and 100% biodegradable. Ladouce Tampons are designed to be easily worn into the *private area* during the periodical menstruation to fulfill it's aim to absorbing female menstrual flow.


WHERE TO GET IT
You may purchase Ladouce Tampons online from the following webshops 
(click on the name of shop to go to the link)
BEAUTYMNL, LAZADA & SHOPEE


ADVANTAGES OF USING TAMPONS
  • You can use it from light, moderate to heavy flow.
  • Ladouce Tampons are made from body-friendly and high-absorbent natural materials
  • It prevents menstrual leaking
  • It locks the fluid into the tampon core and provides up to 6-8 hours protection
  • Since it is inserted, it won't be visible if you wear thin or tight bottom clothing
  • You can wear it any time and any season, but I reckon it's perfect for summer
  • You can go swimming, hit the gym and enjoy your favorite sport while wearing it


WATCH THE VIDEO for the FULL TUTORIAL 
+ my honest thoughts on wearing Ladouce Tampons!



HOW TO USE TAMPONS

1.) Wash your hands
2.) Slightly bend the Ladouce Tampon to break the protective foil at the arrow line
3.) Unwrap the bottom-half of the covering foil
4.) Unwind the cotton withdrawal string, while holding the string and the tampon, straighten the cotton string.
5.) Hold your tampon at the bottom and remove the remaining half of the foil
6.) Widen the base of the tampon and create a pocket for your finger for an easy insertion 


Answers to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about TAMPONS :

  • Ladouce Tampons may be used from the first periodical menstruation until the menopause
  • Using tampons is safe for your body because it is made of 100% natural, soft and sterile body-friendly materials like viscose 
  • While using Ladouce tampon, you may also swim or do sport
  • You may wear any kind of underwear such as string slips while using the Ladouce Tampon
  • Ladouce Tampons are easy and discrete to being with you for it's size is very convenient and small
  • Depending on your flow, one tampon will protect you day to night for 6-8 hours
  • Because the tampon keeps your flow out of oxygen (air), there will be no odor during your period



My HONEST OPINION :

On my first-time inserting a tampon, I did feel uneasy. It was a bit painful, especially because I used the bigger size tampon. I switched to inserting the mini size Ladouce Tampon and found it was easier to put in. Another thing that I loved was that I was able to move on and wear light-colored bottom without the leak and stain. And the best part? Now that it's summer, beach getaways and swimming-weekends are countless I love that I am able to still wear bikini and actually dive in the water without feeling gross that my pad would get wet and leak. It was actually safe and comfortable to swim while wearing the Ladouce Tampon!



SAFETY REMINDER

Just like the regular sanitary napkin, changing of tampon regularly is also a must! It is also advised that one should replace and insert a new tampon after urinating to keep one's hygiene intact. Some of my readers have mentioned about Toxic Shock. Toxic shock is a rare complication that may result when improper and unhygienic use of tampons and other materials is practiced. What causes it is the bacteria, when someone it not used properly. However, upon thorough research, tampon manufacturers have now pulled certain tampons off the market and since then, toxic shock syndrome has declined. Since Ladouce Tampons is still in the market, it is safe to say the brand is safe and toxic-free. However, I highly suggest that if you want to use tampon, be sure your hands are clean before and after insertion. It is also important to remember to change the tampon frequently, at least every four hours, especially after every visit to the bathroom.



All in all, it's comforting to know we now have an option. Gone were the days when we just have to dwell and get used to menstrual leak and stain. We can now say goodbye to those moments we had to sit and be left-out by family and friends when they went swimming because we were on our period. We can now be confident and worry-free, even on our period!



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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

THE DESSERT MUSEUM TOUR + BLK Cosmetics Launch

Looking for a new cool place to visit? Why don't you head over to The Dessert Museum?


The Dessert Museum is an interactive eat as you play and learn experience where the sights are just as delicious as the sweets. You will gobble your way through 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness. There are only two things on the menu - sugar and selfies. *taken from their website*

HOW MUCH IS THE TICKET :



If you are an adult, you may enjoy the place for Php 799 for 2 hours. Since I went there for an event, I was able to go around for more than 2 hours. They also offer few sweats and desserts while you enjoy the place.


LOCATION :
Their complete address is Unit 124, Coral Way, S Maison Mall, Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
But if you just need a simpler landmark, it is situated close to SM Mall of Asia.


ATTRACTIONS
There are 8 different rooms/attractions to enjoy inside The Dessert Museum

*Forgive me for the low-quality and grainy photos. I used my Canon G7Xii to take these photos but I must have put it in a weird setting, hence the photo quality. It also doesn't help that the place is quite dark.*

DONUT ROOM


MARSHMALLOW ROOM


CANDY CANE 




GUMMY BEARS ROOM



COTTON CANDY ROOM


CAKE POPS ROOM



WHAT I THINK ABOUT THE PLACE

If you have money to spend and are looking for a place to shoot your next FB or IG photo OR if you simply want to go somewhere new and fun, The Dessert Museum is a must-visit! However, if you are expecting something huge and if you're craving for sweets and desserts overload, I'd suggest not to keep your hopes too high. 

I went there for an event / makeup launch and we had the place all to ourselves. However, if you come on a regular day, I reckon the place would be rowdy and crowded. I also think 2 hours inside is not enough, especially if you are coming with kids and also want to take lots of photos. I am 100% sure 2 hours won't be enough. Before going there, I also thought I would be showered with loads and loads of different sweets and dessert. However, I only ate 1 marshmallow, 1 macaron and 1 cake pop. If you still insist to go, I suggest go with a full-stomach so you don't crave for anything. 

If I were the owner of The Dessert Museum, though, I would live up to my name and really serve my guests enormous amount of dessert : candies, cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, jelly beans, different marshmallows, etc! For Php 799 per person, I am pretty sure they won't go bankrupt. 

But overall, place is still nice and well-thought of. Definitely something to put on your to-go wishlist.


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The main reason I was able to go to The Dessert Museum was because I attended Anne Curtis' BLK Cosmetics K Beauty Launch! If you want to see more of The Dessert Museum and want to know what happened at the BLK Launch, be sure to watch my vlog below! :)



BLK Cosmetics is a makeup brand owned by top Filipina actress Anne Curtis. It embodies timeless, uncomplicated, classy, sophisticated and simple beauty. Their tagline is Uncomplicated Beauty, which Anne Curtis explains that the brand aims to stand out by taking a step back and focusing on the basics of makeup. 














BLK Cosmetics is a brand I really use. My favorites and must-haves from the brand are the All Day Matte Powder and Contour, Blush, Highlight Trio Palette! I did a BLK Cosmetics Review and Tutorial. CLICK HERE if you want to read more about that. 

Here are the BLK items I got from the event. A lot of people have bought and tried their lip tint already! Have you gotten yours yet?



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Kristine  
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