Tuesday, March 5, 2019

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD TRY KOREAN SKIN CARE ROUTINE | Purito Product Review

My skin is sensitive, oily and extremely acne-prone. It could be clear and smooth one day and then have awful pimple breakout the following morning. I've used a lot of beauty products and other products that promise to make my skin look better and deal with my sensitive skin.

Korean skin care products are in demand these days. But with so much brands to choose from, how do you know which one to trust and try?


I have recently been introduced to a Korean skin care brand called PURITO.



PURITO is a Korean brand in which the name comes from the word "purify" and a Chinese character that means soil. Purito means "safe and honest" natural ingredients that come from clean soil. Clean ingredients means safe even for delicate skin.


When I went to Korea last Winter of 2018, I brought all these products and used them in Korea. Aside from the great weather they have in Korea, I reckon the Purito produts helped me achieve a better looking skin. Some of the things I loved about Purito products was the scent of the products. They all smelled "pure" and minimal, as if I'm only putting water on my face. None of the "chemical" scent other products give. My skin type is sensitive so I really appreciated that the ingredients of Putito products are safe and natural. I was really impressed at how much it helped improve my skin despite being mild and natural.

Friday, March 1, 2019

HOW MUCH MONEY YOU NEED TO GO TO SOUTH KOREA | Travel Guide + Budget Tips!

You've been wanting to go to South Korea for a short trip but are too afraid because you are not quite sure if you can afford it. What if you spend all your savings just for this trip? Is Seoul really an expensive city to travel to? How much money do you really need to go to South Korea?

This blog will give you all the answers to your questions. This is also the perfect travel guide for people going to South Korea for the first time!



For foreign readers, please note that for every Php 1,000 mentioned on this blog, 
it is equivalent to approximately $20. 

NUMBER OF DAYS in KOREA - 15 DAYS
TRAVEL PERIOD - November 14 - November 29, 2018

You don't necessarily have to spend money on every category mentioned on this blog. Treat this like a "buffet"blog where you only pick what you think you like and then leave the rest untouched. 

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If you are from the Philippines, the FIRST THING you need to secure, before even thinking how much money you'll need, is VISA! 

VISA APPLICATION - Php 750 / person

There are different requirements depending what type of VISA you are applying for. There are also different fees depending which travel agency you will go to. I did a complete guide on Korea VISA Application for Filipinos. CLICK HERE to watch the video on YouTube.

Monday, February 4, 2019

MY REAL PLASTIC SURGERY EXPERIENCE IN SOUTH KOREA + My Shocking Decision!!

They say even the most beautiful people still have a thing or two that they are not happy about or are insecure about. Imagine you are a blogger like I am and you were given the opportunity to go to South Korea, visit a prestigious plastic surgery clinic in Gangnam and enhance whichever part of your face or body that you like, WOULD YOU DO IT?

That has got to be one of the most difficult questions I had to answer in my life.


In 2017, I was contacted by a cosmetic surgery concierge in South Korea called Beautemedix. They told me they wanted to offer me FREE plastic surgery procedures in exchange of vlogging them and posting them on my YouTube channel. 

Growing up, I was the "bullied"girl in class because of my physical appearance. I was short, thin, dark, had extremely oily face, wide forehead, bushy eyebrows, crooked teeth... You see, I wasn't the "cute and adorable"girl every teacher was fond of. I was the quiet and insecure girl at the back seat. Being a YouTube vlogger was no exemption. I also get "cyber bullies", get called names, get compared to other pretty YouTubers. 

Truth be told, when I was contacted by Beautemedix, I got excited. I mean, it's plastic surgery in Korea and it's for FREE! But must we really go that far for the sake of beauty? This vlog was taken in 2017 but I had to think hundred of times if I really wanted to upload the video and "influence" my followers to consider plastic surgery.

On this post, I will share my REAL PLASTIC SURGERY experience in South Korea,


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

BTS KPOP MERCH from DIVISORIA (Okay ba bumili sa Divi?!)

One of the things a K-pop fan likes to collect is K-pop merch. I've been to Korea and I've seen how affordable and carefully done the merches that they sell there are. But who has the time (and the money) to go all the way to Korea to buy K-pop merch? Good thing, you could buy some at Divisoria!


From clothes, to shoes, to school supplies, to wedding gowns, to cheap vegetables, Divisoria has it all. Now, they even have K-pop merch!! Ahhh. That only means one thing - TIPID MODE on!

Friday, January 18, 2019

MY CHRISTMAS 2018 ROUND-UP ❤

Happy New Year! Would you believe 2018 flew by just like that and now it's already 2019? Anyway, Christmas is one of, if not the most, busiest seasons in the Philippines. Before we truly forget the year that passed-by, let me share a round-up of my Christmas 2018.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

PINOY SNACKS and CANDIES FROM THE 90s! | CHICHIRYA MUKBANG

What's your fondest memory of your childhood? Mine, though a little unhealthy, is munching on 90's popular snacks! Pritos Ring, Sweet corn, Rinbee, Nutri Star, Tomi, Humpy Dumpy and so on! One day, I was at a grocery and saw a bunch of chichirya from my childhood so I decided to film a fun 90s chichirya mukbang video.


But first, what is MUKBANG? Mukbang or MEOK-BANG comes from two Korean words "MEOKDA" meaning to eat and "BANGSONG" meaning broadcast. It is a live or taped online broadcast in which a person eats large amounts of food while interacting with audience. The term and the concept originated from South Korea starting 2010.

Monday, January 14, 2019

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN SEOUL : HOTEL vs AIRBNB vs HOSTEL (Complete Guide!)

So, you're planning to go to Korea but having a hard time choosing the perfect accommodation? Should you pick an airbnb or a hotel? Is it better to stay in Myeongdong, in Gangnam or in Hongdae? It's so hard to decide!! Really, where is the best place to stay in Korea?!

THIS BLOG POST IS THE ULTIMATE GUIDE! I've been to South Korea twice and have stayed at different accommodations so I will be able to give you an overview, the pros and cons and my personal experiences staying at every sort of accommodations there. This blog post may be long but you will surely get a lot of tips for your South Korea trip! 

The places that are mentioned on this blog post are AIRBNB, HIGH-END HOTEL, HOSTEL / DORMITORY and AFFORDABLE HOTEL. Let's start!

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AIRBNB near GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE


Name of Place : COOL CUTE 74 MYEONGDONG AIRBNB
Location : 604 Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-111, South Korea
Price : PHP 2,600 PER NIGHT


MY EXPERIENCE 
Period of  Stay : 3 NIGHTS
When did I stay : November 2017
Total amount of bill : Php 11,630.55
Booked via : Airbnb app
Places nearby : Cheonggyecheon Stream, Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Palace
Nearest subway station : Jonggak Station

Thursday, January 3, 2019

I WENT TO ADAMSON UNIVERSITY AND DID THIS... | Campus Talk

One of the things I love doing the most is conducting talks and personality developments speeches at schools and universities. I can't stress enough how empowering and humbling it makes me feel to share my knowledge and my experiences to the youth that will be our future teachers, accountants, engineers, business owners, professionals, artists, etc. Compared to speaking in front of already-established professionals, speaking in front of students give me a sense of accomplishment knowing I will somehow be a part of the people and mentors that taught and inspired them along the way.


I was invited to conduct a talk at Adamson University in Manila a couple of months ago. It was my first time inside their campus so I was even more excited!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

THIS IS WHY I LOVE ROSEGAL! | Clothes Haul & Try-On

Do you love shopping for clothes but can't seem to find the time to actually go to the mall? Thankfully, almost anything can be done now using the internet, even shopping! I often post shopping haul videos of items that I got from Rosegal.com


Though I have the time to actually go out and shop for clothes, sometimes I find it convenient to shop online. I like that when see something nice and when I need a specific item for an event, I could just search the net for the item and actually order it, no matter what time or day it is. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

I SOLD MY MAKEUP... AGAIN! (Manila Sundance Bazaar 2018)

Last time, I joined Bloggers United where I was able to acquire money that I used for my dog's stone surgery. I was thankful that though I let go of my stuff, the money that I got from it saved the life of my most loved dog, Fluffy! 

This time, I joined Manila Sundance Bazaar for yet another makeup and skin care destash and resell! 



I have honestly been aiming to let go of my unused and new makeup. But since I haven't done a proper, extensive makeup collection video yet, letting go of them has been very difficult. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Filipino Favorite : JOLLIBEE MUKBANG!!

Is there ever a person born from 1978 onward who did not grow up eating and craving Jollibee? No, this is not a sponsored post. But seriously, who doesn't love it? As a K-pop fan, I am low-key proud of Jollibee each time a Kpop idol would mention it, eat it or post it on their social media. I'm like, HEY THAT'S FILIPINO!


Hey, guys! My mukbang is back! I can't even remember the last time I did a proper mukbang video. But let this one be my comeback. I clearly remember this day. I was infront of my camera and was ready to film a video regarding a serious topic. About 5 minutes into it, I starved so I decided to quit what I was filming, call Jollibee delivery and film a mukbang video instead. 


Monday, November 5, 2018

MY CREEPY GHOST STORIES!!! | Halloween 2018

Do you believe in ghosts and other spiritual elements? 

Last Halloween, I decided to share my scary ghost experiences on YouTube. I do not have third eye and I do not wish to have to have it opened. But I've had quite a few real scary encounters which I couldn't forget up until now.



Sunday, October 28, 2018

MAYBELLINE FIT ME POWDER FOUNDATION | Review & Thoughts on Acne-Prone Skin

Maybelline is of the most-used makeup brands in the market because their products are affordable an easy-to-use, especially for those who only know limited tricks in makeup. 



One of my personal favorites from the brand is their Maybelline Fit Me Foundation. I like it for everyday wear because it truly matches my oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin. When I had my acne-breakout, one of my major problems was the acne scars caused by acne. I tried the Fit Me foundation to see if it can cover my dark acne scars. Here is the result :




Wednesday, October 17, 2018

9 WAYS A BROKEN FAMILY CAN AFFECT YOU | Depression Episode 1

It's no secret that I come from a broken family. I believe one of the things that hugely affects how we are as adults is how we were in our childhood. Experts say that kids who grew up in a complete and loving family become emotionally stronger than kids from broken homes. Experts also say that the time when a child is born until the kid reaches 5 years old are the most crucial years for a kid to be able to develop in all areas.

But are those statements really true? 


Just to be sure that I don't have distorted or biased belief as to what a broken family is, I asked Google and this is the answer I got :


With that, would it be safe to consider those people whose either of the parents is working abroad, whose Mother or Father may have passed away early, people whose parents are still together in marriage but are separated by time and/or distance? Would you agree with me that children from those homes may also suffer from the negative effects of not having both the parents around?

IF YES, THEN READ ON...

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!