[REVIEW] Maybelline Strobing Stick

Im not really a fan of make-up, but I think this will become the reason why I’ll start checking for cosmetics. 

Maybelline Philippines is currently holding it’s sale, and I found this cute strobing stick. It’s currently being sold for 399 or around 8$. 

I noticed that the box has japanese characters on it, and indicated that it’s by facestudio. 


I wanted to purchase nyx illuminator, but it’s pricey compared to Maybelline, however, when I both swatch it, they both have the same shimmer. (I wasnt able to take a photo of the comparison swatch). Anyway, here’s how my skin looks like without the product. (Raw photo)

And here’s how it looks like (2 swipes) – (Raw photo)


Here’s a short video to show the shimmer in front of the light. Im sorry for the noise, it’s the raw video 🙂


​And here’s how it looks like when I blended out the product 🙂 — another raw video. 

I’ll let you decide. Tell me your thoughts 🙂 ❤️

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Singapore is Wonderfully Perfect

The Lion city, or known as Singapore, is one of may favorite country to visit to. As a lady, I feel secured and safe walking along the streets of Singapore even at midnight. The city is so clean and the people are disciplined. One thing I noticed about the people, they are fast, like really fast, I almost fell off the escalator. Anyway, the whole visit was so worth it. Sharing you some of my favorite shots from the city.

*all photos are raw, and yet, the city is wonderfully perfect :)*


I would appreciate if my pictures would be credited. Thanks! ❤️ 

[GIVEAWAY] Trendsetter’s Bazaar

The much awaited bazaar is currently giving away free entrance ticket for Bazaar Summer Sale for May 12-14 of 2017.

Detailed have been posted in their Instagram account. Go checkout Trendsetter’s Bazaar Instagram.

Hurry! Free tickets will be given to first 1000 account who will repost the picture below. But you have to check their Instagram to know how to join.

 

See yah! 🙂

My Favorite Philippine Streetfood

I’m a sucker for street foods, who doesn’t? Either inside or outside the Philippines, I love trying out street foods, except the cockroach on a stick. I’m going to put aside the skincare review posts first and would want to share some of my favorite Philippine street food.

For those who are planning to visit the Philippines, your visit won’t be complete if you will not spend a time to try the foods below:

Disclaimer: Photos have been downloaded from google search engine.

  1. Adidas


    People typically know this as a famous shoe brand. But here in the Philippines, it’s one of the most delicious sought after grilled chicken feet. My family include this dish during birthday and even Christmas celebration. At times, when we feel like having one, we’ll just boil and make an adobo until the skin melts in every bite, while the bones are easily detached when sipped.

     

    2. Isaw


    Chicken Intestine


    Pig intestine

    This is made of chicken intestines. There’s also another version from pig intestines. Both of which are delicious, but make sure that it’s well cleaned. If the taste is a little bit bitter, it only means that it was not cleansed well. Usually, it is grilled, and in orange colored and best paired with a cup of buck juice (coconut juice) and vinegar (with lots of cucumber, onion, garlic, a little bit of salt and chili).

     

    3. Balut


    Our famous exotic egg. Crack a small hole, and sip the soup. Add a little bit of salt and vinegar, then sip again and open the egg until you see the embryo, and eat the baby duck. It’s good I swear. It’s been known to strengthen the knees — as what the elders have been telling us. But wait, watch the number of eggs, it’s also known as a source of cholesterol.

     

    4. Street Ice Cream or dirty Ice Cream


    When you hear the bells, that’s the ice cream. It usually started to pass by in front of everyone’s  houses by lunch. The flavors depends on the demand fruits. There’s cheese, mango, chocolate, vanilla, avocado, strawberries. It’s scooped in the plastic cup or in an ice cream cone, you’ll get to choose. Sometimes, you can ask to put it inside the bread – Instant snacks. I recommend to ask to put it in the bread.

     

    5. Taho


    Wake-up early to be able to try the taho. They usually passes by around 6am – 8am in the morning. It’s a yummy tofu, with sweetened sugar syrup plus the yummy tapioca balls. It’s healthy and yummy and It’s served hot in a cup. You can choose to lessen the syrup and to request for an additional tapioca Balls. Best if you have your own mug, I swear.

    In other parts of the Philippines, like for instance in Baguio, the Taho is being sold with a strawberry syrup instead of the original sugar syrup.

     

    6. Halo-Halo


    Crushed ice, with mixed beans, tapioca balls, jelly, sweetened coconut strips, topped with ube yam and leech flan (sweetened milky cream custard) and served with milk. Best dessert especially during summer.


    There’s also another known halo-halo here which has different style. Simple yet yummy. So far, this is my favorite. Finely crushed ice, served with milk and yummy toppings.

     

    7. Ice Scramble


    Cold pink crushed ice, served with chocolate syrup and powdered milk. It’s one of the food I grew up with. I always eat this together with number 8 right after school.

    It’s not too sweet. The chocolate and milk complements the pink scramble. Plus very perfect in a tropical country like the Philippines. I swear, it’s heavenly good and cheap.

    TIP: Ask kuya to add additional powdered milk, and spoon to better enjoy your cup.

     

    8. Kwek-Kwek or Tokneneng


    Kwek-kwek for the big egg coated with orange flour, and tokneneng for the quail eggs coated with orange flour. Some of the stores have different colors like green, violet, pink and yellow.

    It’s very good together with vinegar. You’ll find this very common in the streets, and also in the jeep, train stations near the mall establishments. Look for a cold buck juice (coconut juice) or the gulaman (sugary sweet with black jelly).

     

    9. Fish balls, squid balls, Kikiam and Chicken balls


    Very very common. The street food which never gets expensive. When I was in my grade school days, fishballs were sold at .50 php cents. After more than 10 yrs, it’s still .50php cents per piece. All of them are best paired with the sweetened sauce + little bit of vinegar.

    TIP: Ask kuya to toast the balls. And again, best paired with buck juice or gulaman.

    National Museum (Part 1)

    Before my vacation week ends, I decided to visit the Philippine National Museum. I suggest that it is better to go to the museum during weekdays to avoid the crowd during the weekends. But if you are unlucky enough, there’s a possibility that you’ll be touring with some students because of their field trip. I recommend to call the Museum first to know what kind of crowd to expect.

    Picture below shows how the National Museum looks like. I really wanted to get the whole place, but the main door is in front of the highway. The guards inside are all friendly. You may ask them questions should you have any concerns. And another good news? The entrance is free. And I’m telling you, the place is well-kept, the place is clean and cool (Air-condition is pretty working well.)

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    When you enter the front door, a statue of a past president will welcome you. Then you will go to the right side to register your name and leave your bags. You can only bring your phone, money and all your important belongings. And of course, you are not allowed to bring any foods / drink while you’re inside the museum.

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    What to expect? 

    In this building, you will see pure galleries involving the people who completed the history of the Philippines. You will see some works of renowned painters (Juan Luna, Felix Hidalgo.. etc) and famous paintings:

    The Assassination of the Governor Bustamante:

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    The famous Spolarivm

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    Some works of the renowned painters in the Philippines:

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    There’s also a room gallery for the sketches / drafts made by the painters. — These are pretty amazing 😀

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    There’s also a room for sculptures:

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    Touring in the National Museum is pretty amazing. If ever you’ll be in Manila, give time to visit the museum. 2-4 hours is enough to tour the National Museum. If you appreciate arts, if you enjoy looking through paintings, then this is a perfect place for you to check out.

     

    There are plenty of ways for you to reach National Museum.

    1. You can take the LRT and go down to UN avenue, then you make take sidecar or tricycle and ask kuya to send you National Museum.
    2. (Easier way) – Book an Uber to National Museum.

    For more information regarding the museum, you may refer to the picture below. I have also toured Museum of the Filipino People, it will be posted separately.0-02-06-6e23618fd4b862d0823484692cdf9f86997c33d39c389ba3e89c5cbfaa888f89_full.jpg