Jan 24, 2016

Happy 2nd Work Anniversary at Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes

Last January 20, 2016, we celebrated out 2nd work anniversary together with my batchmates at Banapple, Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas. We're choosy when it comes to a place where we can eat altogether coz Alyanna is a pescetarian (haha! a person who does not eat meat but does eat fish)
Left to Right: Dren, Alyanna, Me and Jimson
It's always a good place to go with a small group of friends like us! I've also tried Katipunan branch last Christmas and with the same thing, the place is small. However, both branches serve generous plates and we find it affordable too! :D
My favorite: Hickory Smoked BBQ Ribs and Banoffee Pie.

Jan 17, 2016

MeNow Kissproof Soft Lipstick (Part 1)

You might heard of Menow products if you're following me on Instagram. I mentioned my haul about it last December and now is my chance to post it here. Now I got these Menow Kissproof Soft Lipsticks which I personally love than MeNow Generation II Long Lasting Lip Gloss [review]

Looking for the seller of this lip crayons are hard last December. Stocks are running out to all online sellers. I even haunt it along streets of Divisoria (well, I was able to check them inside the mall :p)

Just because I feel uncomfortably tacky with their MeNow Gen II, I tried this Soft Lipstick first.
I got several shades: 9, 13, 5, 12, 11, 15, 16 (swatches will be posted here) 
I also have 2, 6, 14, 17, 18 to be posted soon! - same blog post.
Check out the difference when swatched on paper and my sister's back arm ^_^

It's funny it's printed with the text Liquid Lipstick while it's not :))

These Soft Lipsticks are:
  • Dry matte
  • Longetivity: Hit or miss, lighter shades doesn't last longer than darker ones
  • Reapplication: I had to remove the excess outlines before reapplying. When apply another layer, it would cake and flake up. No No No
  • I remove it using J&J Baby Oil or Petroleum Jelly instead of makeup removers. Don't forget to coat the full lips with the remover for few minutes before wiping off.
  • It's honestly hard to swatch, I had to apply lipscrub often for it to show decent on photos. 
  • Color stands out on photos specially vivid ones!
  • It's not retractable ladies, get your lippy sharpener always :)
Click here to read more and check the swatches

Jan 9, 2016

The Shopee Ph Shopping Experience

http://shopee.ph/the_makeup_ph
http://shopee.ph/the_makeup_ph
Shopee Ph, a marketplace app available for free in Apple App Store and Google Play officially launched December 2015 in the Philippines. I encountered this app from several online shops I follow on Instagram. They're posting huge discounts that buyers can only avail if they made the online transaction via Shopee App.

BUYER EXPERIENCE
Shopee Guarantee
I love how secure my payment was! If an item was marked with the Shopee Guarantee, it ensures that if products are not received in the previously agreed-upon condition, payment will be refunded to the buyers in full.

As a seller, shopee doesn't require you to place Shopee Guarantee as it would also mean that payments will be on hold, and seller should be the one to shoulder the item's cost + shipping fee.

Jan 7, 2016

My fitness journey with Curves

Can a 30-minute exercise help you make stronger in just 30 days? Can it make you fit? Was it enough?

Finding time to exercise can be tough for some people like me. Let's accept the fact that we have our own excuses. It probably having time to work out, the cost for membership, ambiance - probably for me, I prefer a gym with no men at all, would like to have a personal space with hygiene rules or we're just shy going inside the gym, thinking they would stare at you from head to toe.
Here in the Philippines, we have this fitness center for women only called Curves. Curves created a 30-minute workout combining strength training, cardio, and stretching which can burn up to 500 calories using machines with hydraulic resistance.
These machines are designed to create resistance that increases with effort. I remember the PEC DEC, which was the hardest machine for me. You may ask Marie of the blog Mamanee, how hard for my pectorals to pull the machine towards the front. It was, therefore, my favorite hydraulic machine while in Curves. During the first day, I think I was only able to hit 2, then after a few days, I improved to 5 hits. Check out their machine videos from Curves Youtube.
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