Updated Skincare [Night] | April 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sharing this list because my face really cleared up after using these same products in over a month (except during travels). I love experimenting, but this combination really worked for me and a good basis is I did not get any pimples during my period! This is usually given na for me on that time of the month, but since I used these products religiously, I felt my skin started cooperating.

NOTE: Since I've finished most of these products, I tried different brands and variants just because it's so fun to shop and try out a variety of skincare. For the first time in ages I noticed I got a big zit on my forehead! I might go back to the ones featured here!!

When’s The First Time You Used Contact Lenses, and Why I Will Now Convert To Alcon Dailies

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

I've been a long time wearer of contact lenses. I've tried a lot of them, from clear to colored to monthly to yearly. I cannot imagine going out of the house without them.

 I haven't really gave daily contact lenses a chance, but after trying them out and learning more about Alcon Dailies (DAILIES AquaComfort Plus) during its launch last May 15, 2018 in iDarts BGC--I think I'll become a convert!

Sporty Chic OOTD for the event:

Baby Let's Cruise! + Recap of Alternative Taiwan Itinerary | TAIWAN WITH AVA PART 5

Friday, May 18, 2018

The past days in Taiwan had been pretty eventful, we were always on the go and out of town. So on our last full day (flight home is already that night / madaling araw) Tita suggested that we just stay put in Taipei. It's also Ava's birthday so I just let them decide on what we can do to fully maximize the last hours of our trip.

Tita decided to bring us to a wharf just a few minutes from where we're staying. It's also na-ttrain, so heading there is easy and chill. Here's how our day went!

(you know last day na ng trip ko when I am wearing patche-patche / randomly put-together outfit na hahaha)

What Is Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village? Sun Moon Lake?? | TAIWAN WITH AVA PART 4

Thursday, May 17, 2018

This trip went by so fast, on our 4th day we were speeding again for the train station for our booked tour with Klook. I did not expect this although I was the one who put together the itinerary, we booked TWO DAYS to go to areas that are both in TAICHUNG! Haha! Kulang ako sa research talaga for this trip!!

I was really looking forward to this!

On our third day in Taiwan, I woke up early as usual for my coffee. For this out-of-town agenda, Ava's mom will join us on our trip outside of Taipei City called Taichung. Unlike in Korea where transportation system is pretty much consistent whether you are in Seoul, or in Busan or Daegu, Taichung is pretty much a challenge for a first timer. Maybe it's like Jeju where there are not much train stations that will drop you near the tourist spot? Anyway, get ready for cab rides or walkathons!

Yehliu Geopark + Ghibli in Taiwan! | TAIWAN WITH AVA PART 2

Monday, May 07, 2018

During my first time in Taiwan, my Ate's itinerary revolved basically just around the city including temples, restos, observatories and night markets. Since pass na kami parehas ni Ava dyan, we were both game for nature adventures including this recently famous Taiwan tourist destination Yehliu Geopark.

Sabi ni Ava, she realized that she has been to Yehliu na before, long long time ago nung hindi pa daw ganyang katao. That time wala pang mga harang or red line markings indicating till where lang pwede mag lakad, and definitely wala pang officials na pumipito every time may pasaway na sasandal or umaakyat sa mga bato (hahaha). Iba na talaga ang dynamics ngayon ng traveling! People really go out of their way to take the best of the best pictures, haha! When we went there, medyo nashock ako sa flow ng tao, talagang riot! Haha! To think hindi pa ito ang peak day and hour, so asa "pwede na din" sya!

I have a little secret since end of last year. It's my love-hate relationship for luxury bags! 😅 Okay, I do super love them, but the "hate" part is just because they are addicting and it is not a cheap addiction! Haha! 

I usually just throw away my boarding pass after a flight as they only accumulate in my passport holder (unless I am planning to go back to scrapbooking or journaling again). But with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir, your boarding pass is not only your ticket to your destination but also for exclusive discounts from SSI premium brands including travel brands Samsonite, American Tourister, and Lipault!

Super love my small pink Lipault luggage! I am so tempted to get another luggage in medium from either Lipault or American Tourister!

Hello Again Taiwan! + Just Around The City | TAIWAN WITH AVA PART 1

Saturday, May 05, 2018

As you all know, I went to Taiwan a few weeks ago with one of my blogger besties Ava. We've been friends for a long time, but this is our first ever out of country travel together so I was really excited! We often go together in local destinations or when we wanted to see something just within the Metro (exhibits, new restos, film festivals) and I knew we really click and would make great travel buddies for many many reasons!! We have same interests, same food faves, Ava's so G (my kind of girl), and we are very patient with each other, haha! So this trip is a few months in the making. We bought the tickets on sale the moment we saw a good price online (Php 7000 round trip via Cebu Pac, not so mababa pero pwede na). Other than that, I did not really prepare so much for this trip, and just made a rough itinerary a few days before our flight. It's a given na that since Ava's mom is from Taipei, we already have an instant home during our stay (t i p i d!). Other than that, I said to myself to just wing it!

Anyway, this is a 3 or 4 part blog series of this Taiwan trip! Sobrang excited nako to blog about this but time--always time--is the enemy! Haha! Like Ava, I've already been to Taiwan before so you will not be seeing the usual Taiwan itinerary on my posts. But we tried to revisit some places (like the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall) well just because they are must-sees. Anyway, here goes the first part of that cray summer in Taiwan!

Unedited Sample Photos From Asus Zenfone 5Q (aka Asus Zenfone Selfie) + Review

Friday, May 04, 2018

Much has already been said about the Asus Zenfone 5Q, and so through this post, I can only prove why this Php 16,995 smartphone is a MUST for me especially whenever I travel solo!

Shopee Korean Shopping List! (Kdrama, Kpop, K-Beauty, etc)

Thursday, May 03, 2018

My oh my, this addiction for online shopping has gone wild since I got home from my trips!

First of all, ANG INIT! I cannot take the heat when going out just to buy stuff so I resort to online shopping. Second, I don't have the time to browse real stores (sadly!!!) so dinadaan ko lahat sa apps and sites on my phone whenever I am commuting or before going to bed. And third, TRAFFIC. I would rather stay at home!

Anyway, one of my shopping apps na humahaba na ang wishlist is Shopee! I love that they have almost anything and everything that I can think of, and at super low price at that! It's almost as if I shopped in Divisoria na! They even have free shipping and wholesale promos on some shops and selected items! Download their app to see what I am talking about (available for both Apple and Google stores).

Sharing below some of Korea and semi-Korea related Shopee wishlist! I was surprised that they have most of my must-have items, and even more.

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