Sunday, October 7, 2018

First Impression : SIGMA MAKEUP BRUSH Haul & Review

This makeup brush line started almost the same time as I did. Sigma offers makeup brushes and cosmetics for beauty enthusiasts and professional makeup artists. 


They say that if you were to spend money in building long-lasting and quality makeup collection, makeup brushes should definitely be part of your list. But it's not just any makeup brushes, though. You should invest on quality makeup tools!

Monday, October 1, 2018

HOW I GOT RID OF ACNE IN JUST 3 MONTHS | RealAsianBeauty Acne Journey EP. 1, 2, 3

I have always wondered how ACNE pops up in instant but getting rid of it could take months, if not years. Because of the stress and struggles I encountered the past few months, it was inevitable that I had another phase of acne influx. I was worried it would lead to a horrible acne breakout. Thankfully, I was able to get rid of it in just few months!

In this post, I will share 3 episodes of my ACNE JOURNEY that I've previously posted on YouTube. I will also share my skin care tips and some products I recommend and some which I do not recommend.

EPISODE 1 : THE START OF A BREAKOUT 

In May 2018, I noticed big spots were starting to appear on my face. I am not particularly flawless so I am used to few spots here and there. But this was different as the spots were huge, reddish and seemed to have puss. I got worried and scared it would lead to another horrible acne. The first thing I checked was my current skin care routine.



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

I WENT TO UP DILIMAN and DID THIS! - University of the Philippines Campus Talk

I believe it's undebatable that almost every upcoming college student dreams of entering one of the most prestigious universities in the Philippines - the University of the Philippines. I still remember my experience when I was in 4th year high school. I clearly remember how my friends and batch mates all crammed just so they could take the UPCAT. I believe it's a great honor to be able to put University of the Philippines as your alma mater on your resume come job-hunting time.

However, I will be honest and tell you that I didn't event dare to take the UPCAT. I guess I just didn't have enough guts and self-belief that I would make it in. But I salute every student who tried taking the infamous college entrance exam. 

Though I never took the entrance test or didn't study in UP, I am thankful that I get to be invited now to speak before some UP students. I guess when you're older, the universe still lets you experience things you never experienced when you were younger, don't you agree?


I was invited to speak before some students of the UP Circle of Entrepreneurs or UPCE. It's the premiere entrepreneurial organization in UP that seeks to develop the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of it's members and to execute quality entrepreneurial projects. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Makeup Haul : HOW MUCH FREE STUFF DO BLOGGERS GET?!

How much free stuff do bloggers really get? While I can't answer that question in general since each of us gets free stuff depending on how much influence the brand thinks we have, how many followers we actually have and how relevant we are in a certain field. But to give you an overview, I'm sharing with you my HAUL for the month of August.


Before we proceed, let me just quickly orient you with some terms and phrases commonly used in the "vlogging world": "HAUL" and "PR items". Haul refers to a video or post where a person shows items recently purchased or given for free. It's usually an accumulative batch of goodies acquired in a specific given time or purchased at a specific given place. PR refers to "public relations" and when the term "pr padala" is used, it simply means items given for free by brands, shops or sponsors.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

1,000 PESOS DIVISORIA HAUL

Divisoria has become my go-to place for affordable shopping. I love how Php 1,000 can go a long, long way! If you are planning to start an online shopping business, want to save money by buying affordable stuff or simply want to shop for some new items, Divi is the place to be!



So here is yet another DIVISORIA HAUL! This time, I featured cute and trendy but still affordable items I got from Divi. 



Saturday, September 8, 2018

HOW TO CLAIM PACKAGE AT THE POST OFFICE | Quezon City Post Office

If you have recently made a purchase online or are simply fond of online shopping, you're probably reading this post because you want to know how you could claim your most-awaited parcel at the post office. To be honest, it could be intimidating and tiresome to claim packages, especially if it's your first time. 

So here is a step-by-step guide on how you could claim your package at the Post Office.


Last time, I made a YouTube video sharing my honest experience online shopping at some famous sites like Lazada, OLX, Shopee and few Instagram shops. Be sure to watch the video so you also have an idea how the system works!



Now that you have made your purchase online, it's time for the waiting game to begin!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

SM GROCERY HAUL (SM Hypermarket Cubao) | Food, Toiletries & Treats

Makeup haul! Clothes and Shoes Haul! These are the usual content we see on YouTube. Recently, a follower on YouTube requested I do a GROCERY HAUL. At first I thought it was a funny content. I mean who would want to see my haul of tissue, detergent and butter? But then I realized, it's actually quite helpful. Not everyone is into pricey makeup and trendy clothes. BUT, everyone needs toiletries and food, don't we? That's why I decided to finally do this requested video. 


Our go-to places for grocery are SM Hypermarket in Cubao and Waltermart in Munoz. So if you see me wearing my shabby pambahay, please say hi! These items, though, I got from SM Hypermarket. 


Thursday, August 30, 2018

HOW I MET KATHRYN BERNARDO + She Made Me Wait For 3 Hours!

One of the celebrities I really want to see in person is Kathryn Bernardo. I was recently invited by Happy Skin to attend their Generation Happy Skin makeup launch which they collaborated with Kath. Hence, #KathxHappySkin

The launch was held last August 18, 2018 at the SM Mega Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong. 



The event was hosted by Tim Yap. It was rather short yet fun. However, I have to mention that the event only started 3 hours after the written call time on the invitation. Happy Skin invited us for a 3 PM event which they started at 6 PM!!! Kath arrived around 4:30 PM - 5 PM. I asked around and people said it took another hour to start because they did interviews and promos backstage. I wish they went on with the program first then the meet-and-greet with Kath's fans and then the interviews as their final activity. Since it was NOT an exclusive media event, I wish the organizers also realized they invited other people such as bloggers and personalities that also have other things to attend to aside from events and launches.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL IF YOU HAVE ACNE + Why SKIN-SHAMING is unacceptable!

YOU WILL NEVER TRULY UNDERSTAND SOMETHING UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU. 

Life has taught me that no matter what your race, ethnicity or status is, experience is still the best teacher. Our experiences in life make us wiser and stronger. One of my life experiences that I have come to be thankful for is my acne. In 2012, I had an unimaginable acne breakout that almost led me to quitting blogging. 6 years later, the experience that hurt me is the very same story that I use to inspire others.


I have found my passion and my purpose. Some people were meant to inspire others because of their perfect beauty. While others, like me, were meant to share our scars and imperfection. It hurts me when I get personal messages from followers saying they also experience bullying from their peers (and some family members) because of their skin. Online bashing, hate-spreading and name-calling are also rampant on the internet nowadays. Albert Einstein said he feared the day technology will surpass human interaction and that the world will have a generation of idiots.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

MERMAID THEME CAFE in MARIKINA | Cafe Mermania

If you are a fan of mermaids, cute and artsy cafes & Instagramble food, this cute cafe in Marikina is definitely for you! 

CAFE MERMANIA


I was invited by Mermania to check out their cafe in Marikina. I'm from Quezon City and don't always get to check out places in Marikina so I took the opportunity. I also asked some of my Fluffies to come with me. 


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

88 PESOS DAISO HAUL - Makeup & Cute Items from Daiso Japan!

Daiso Japan is one of the most popular retail stores here in the Philippines. They sell quality yet affordable items from Japan ranging from stationery, snacks, cosmetics to home goods. What's more, unlike other "Asian stores" that claim to be from Japan or from Korea, Daiso is really from Japan so you can be sure that the items are safe and effective


Few things I like getting from Daiso are pet merchandises, home items and room decorations. You will definitely love how the items only come in 3 prices : Php 88, Php 188 and Php 288.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY 24H Full Coverage Foundation - REVIEW & TRY ON!

Good makeup always starts with good skin and then a really good foundation. Maybelline is a crowd favorite when it comes to foundation because their products are affordable, they offer wide array of shades from light to dark and the coverage is really great.

Imagine a foundation that offers super high coverage that is comfortable and lasts up to 24 hours! It's all in the new Maybelline Superstay 24H Full Coverage Foundation.   


SHADES : There are 6 available shades of the Superstay here in the Philippines
Natural Beige, Classic Ivory, Warm Nude, Buff Beige, Natural Ivory and Sun Beige

PRICE : Php 499 per bottle

WHERE TO GET IT : Maybelline Superstay 24H Foundation is available at Maybelline stalls and kiosk inside department stores and drugstores in the Philippines

Saturday, July 7, 2018

K-POP TOUR in KOREA : A Fangirl's Ultimate Guide to K-pop Agencies (SM, JYP, FNC, BIGHIT)

When I was still dreaming of going to Korea, I had already imagined myself visiting K-pop entertainment agencies like SM, JYP and YG. I guess it's usual for any fangirl to want the same thing and this may be something non-Kpop fans just won't understand. 



I thought it would be a piece-of-cake to find their offices since I thought they were just situated close to each other in Gangnam. Well, they are... but I took a wrong turn and went to the wrong SM office from FNC building which caused me not to visit YG and COEX Atrium anymore. I also went to the old Bighit building, which was difficult to find from the SM Building in Cheongdam-dong. If you are going to Seoul anytime and are planning to alot 1 day for fangirling, I don't want you to commit the same mistake therefore I'm writing this long and detailed blog post to serve as your complete guide on your visit. Be sure to save the link to this blog post so you could find it easily when you finally need it!


Monday, July 2, 2018

De La Salle University Taft - Campus Talk

Have you ever wondered how it would feel to study at one of the most-prestigious universities in Manila? I got the chance to step inside De La Salle University campus but not as a student but as a speaker. 



I got the chance to witness how it is inside their campus when I was invited by Catch2T18 Batch Government to be a speaker for their "YouTubing and Vlogging 101" seminar last June 7, 2018.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SHOPEE Women Empowerment Beauty Fair 2018 | feat. Maybelline

Women empowerment is synonymous to gender-equality. But why is it important? There was once a time when women didn't have suffrage. When they were treated of lesser-value than men. But gone are those days. Now, women enjoy equal rights when it comes to opinion, role in the family and even influence in the society and of course, politics.

Shopee held an event to celebrate Women Empowerment. It was held last June 19 at Okada Manila. I was invited by Maybelline for a short segment/talk about my specific struggles as a woman and how I used makeup to empower me.