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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Experience a New type of Partying at Vizio Bar


In a couple of hours its already Christmas and I just first want to greet you girls a very Merry Christmas!

 I hope you are done shopping and preparing for your Christmas feast later and possibly you are planning up how you are going to end your year. I might have a good suggestion for you - Vizio Bar in Quezon City.

Know more about the latest addition to a great night life experience after the jump!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas 2013 Gift Ideas


Hello ladies!

Christmas is about a couple of days away and I am super excited for it! Mainly because I like Christmas and secondly its just weeks away before I turn 25! 

Some are excited for Christmas just because of the myriads of parties and get together that flock the metro - Personally I feel swamped just by looking at my planner of all the gigs and parties I will be attending (and hosting) soon! I will definitely tell you all about that in my other post. 

Since it is Christmas time I know that most of you are also slumped with ideas what to give to your co-workers, pamangkins, friends and our love ones so I will be sharing to you some gift ideas that you can buy for those special people in your life. 

source
To you coffee buddy at work: A Self Stirring mug.
I am a coffee addict. I really am, and during Christmas the most common gift I get is a mug. I know that its passe to give a mug to your coffee lover friend but give it a little twist by giving them a Self Stirring mug! Its something they would be thankful for trust me. 

To the music maven friend: Earphones.
As a music lover, I know that headphones or earphones are something that sticks to us like glue. Almost every one is using them. As an added twist, give them those pair of earphones in their favorite color! It will definitely jazz up their look for sure. 

To your Boss that has a lot of deadlines to accomplish: Cute and Funky planner or colorful post it notes. 

My team coach loves stationary - she does! she has a lot of varieties if you would see it! Buy your boss that cute planner that suits her lifestyle. And don't think that you are sucking up on your boss because its not.

To your kikay friend:  Make up Brushes. 

I am noted as the 'kikay' one in our group. It doesn't really show but when the topic is about make up you can't stop me in talking about it- kinda annoying but true. My definite recommendation for that kikay friend is a make up brush especially if your friend is just starting to explore the world of make up.

To your lovable and witty niece or nephew: Educational toys.

When I was younger, my aunts and uncles always note how I can say witty comebacks with heaps of innocence to it. I still do it till this day since it comes natural to me so a perfect gift I can recommend is educational toys like writing journals for your kindergarteners and toddlers alike. Instilling good values and also good educational habits to them will make them a better person as they grow up.

To the supportive boyfie: Homemade dinner for two.

I still don't have a boyfriend but that doesn't mean that I can't share my recommendations right? I would really say that the perfect gift for that special guy (besides your bro and dad) is some special time with him and preparing his favorite food. A direct way to a man's heart is definitely to his stomach - trust me I am quite experienced in that field with my brothers and dad so cooking is a definite thing to do.



To the bestie with a penchant for R&R: Spa GCs!

One of my besties from childhood have a penchant for Spas - don't ask. But whenever she and I hang out it would definitely be at a Spa near so why not book her a full Spa package for her to enjoy. I've already booked my bestie one for January. It is a little late but I booked her a package from her favorite spa which is definitely worth the wait. If you can't let your bestie wait that long then just get her a Spa GC from her favorite Spa.

For that wicked sistah from another mother: A journal!

Me and my long time writing buddy has a relationship like no other we actually write a journal to each other in ONE notebook. Its something that we do as a way to share out thoughts to each other without literally talking since its hard for her to share her feelings out in the field.

Why not do the same with making your own journal! its like a scrapbook of thoughts and conversations you and your friend could do. Its quite enlightening if you see her thoughts in writing. You can jazz it up by putting in articles that you think help you and her. 

  These are only some of the things I can think of since I have a lot in mind but it would make this post super long. If you have any suggestions don't be afraid to leave it on the comments section I would definitely love to read your recommendations!

Much Love and Advanced Happy Holidays!

xx Alice

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Do You Want a Make Over?


Hey lovelies! 

I haven't blogged in a while. I know.. pretty lame. I've just been busy with everything especially for my upcoming meet and greet this weekend! I'm not really sure if I will push that through since I haven't had a head count of who will attend. 

It won't be as spectacular or anything, just a simple meet and greet so I will be able to meet you awesome ladies that read my blog and also watch my videos. I'm thinking of doing like an on the spot make over but I don't know yet..I'm undecided to tell you girls honestly. 

And here's also another reason why I am blogging today. I am looking for models to build up my portfolio. I will be studying make up artistry soon, although I already know the basics I would definitely love to study more on the said field possibly doing this as a profession as well. 

You girls know I love make up and I love doing make overs so if you have friends that would like to be prettified this Christmas season you can reach me at 09062104758 for rates. 

If you are interested in modelling for me that is for free actually. All you have to do is send me a beauty shot of yourself along with your details at my e-mail alicemate1989@gmail.com so we could discuss there the details of how it will all go. 

Most definitely I will start shooting after the Christmas season so it will be easier for everyone to fix their schedules. 

Hope to receive you emails and text soon! 

Much Love! 

xx Alice 


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NIVEA launches first Whitening Body Serum in the Philippines



Growing up, a lot of my girl friends ask me why am I so fair skinned. Some of them even joke on asking me if I could share some of it. Kidding aside I know that  Over the years, the deep-rooted perception of having a fair skin tone has defined the norms of the Filipina beauty. But as lifestyle and behavior evolve, women with fair-looking skin came to realize that no whitening product could effectively work, if the skin is not healthy. Their desires and needs have therefore shifted to achieve not just fair skin, but skin that is healthy and radiant-looking.

It is with a game-changing route that the world’s number 1 skincare brand, NIVEA, comes out with its newest innovation that will set the benchmark of going beyond fair skin. The first concentrated and potent body serum that addresses the top 3 skin concerns of Filipinas - skin whitening, skin protection, and most importantly, skin repair – while at the same time, effectively moisturizes the skin.

Now available in the market, the new NIVEA UV Whitening Body Serum is the first body serum that can repair sun-damaged skin, intensively whiten, and protect the skin from darkening, all in just 14 days. It is specifically developed for Asian skin, offering 95% pure Vitamin C that repairs deeply accumulated dull, and sun-damaged skin.

Our body serum is a revolutionary product for the skin; it is concentrated so it’s intensively absorbed and affects the deep layers of the skin to target specific problems,” shares Alex Schwieger, Country Manager, NIVEA Philippines. “It not only moisturizes, it rejuvenates, repairs, and restores your skin to its mint condition – and we promise to show results in 14 days.”

Unlike in regular whitening lotions, which are only developed to inhibit melanin production, the new NIVEA UV Whitening Body Serum has the ability to repair sun-damaged skin. Your skin maybe fair but the damage manifests in leathery skin texture, spot discoloration, fine lines due to premature aging, red and itchy blotches, and scaly and unsightly peeling skin. And the body serum targets these problems, and repairs them.

Intensive whitening is another property that the serum sets to fulfill. With its all-natural Vitamin C ingredient from Camu Camu fruit, which gives 50x more whitening power than lemon extract, regular use of this product can result to a fairer and an even skin tone all over, in just 14 days.

While it whitens and repairs your skin, this new body serum has SPF25, which is perfect for daily use to effectively protect the skin from further sun damage, premature skin aging, and prevents it from darkening even with frequent sun exposure.

Responding to a lot of Filipina skin woes in one powerful bottle, the NIVEA UV Whitening Body Serum aims to even out dark spots and remove blemishes, all while it whitens and protects your skin. More so, NIVEA’s proprietary Hydra IQ technology is also infused in the serum to ensure optimum moisture supply and distribution from within and for over 24 hours – leaving the skin soft, smooth and supple all over.

Much Love! 

xx Alice

On Drama and Cat Fights


I've always been asked what do I think about the blogging community in general here in the Philippines. In all honesty, I am friends with most bloggers, youtubers, and personalities in different niches alike but aside from that I don't really like dishing out the things that happen beyond the events, videos, and other social networks because that is not really my business.

But with all the issues that is arising I think I need to take a stand into this. I will not side with anyone in the issues regarding this since I am only an observer and I am just stating what I've seen so here goes. 

1. 'Stealing of Ideas'

If you know the people involved with this issue, you would probably know when this has started. The main source of this is from a blog post saying that another personality stole her friend's idea and then after that their 'feud' has become more apparent. 

I don't want to judge since I haven't heard the WHOLE story, but I know that stealing is bad. But sometimes when the opportunity for an idea flourished with two persons its just a matter of who will start pushing that idea to prosper. 

I have been accused to this as well before but all I can say is most people that are in the same industry will have the same ideas go through their heads. Some might choose to pursue it, some might choose to leave it be then some would just opt for the next best thing. I am not entirely cool by this issue, but the whole fact that other people that are not initially involved have started to meddle with it just makes it much messier. 

The thing that we have to remember is that its much better to keep these kinds of things to you and the other person/s involved because it would not just make your side look bad but also the other person involved. 

2. 'Loot Bag Bloggers'

I have been a blogger for about 3 years now but I have just started attending events about two years ago and I was shocked that there are such people. I know most of them, but I will not tell who they are because I am not in the position to tell them what they are doing it wrong. 

I know what they are doing is wrong. Because not only is their name become tainted with being given such name, but also bloggers such as myself become tagged this! 

When I attend an event, I don't expect for a loot bag, I expect for a Press Release kit or PR kit since that can help me more on what the event is all about. Loot bags or Tokens are only a way to say thank you of the PR Managers that has invited you to the event. 

It wouldn't cost you the amount of time, transportation money or whatnot to get a piece of eco bag that has a tumbler, a pen and a notebook to hoard - not a good thing either for your ego too my dear. 

3. 'Event Lagaristas'

Getting invited for events is such a great thing to think because you get to experience or see a launching of a brand before any one else, but the idea of doing that maybe five times a day - in different locations might I say is not something I would opt to do. 

I work from 2pm-11pm - that doesn't really give me a lot of freedom to attend events and also my daily routine gets messed up if I do attend one. Even though I receive invites, I try to check through my schedule if I can fit that in because I don't get paid writing in my blog  so it would be a problem for my wallet to do so. 

I just don't get the idea why other bloggers would do that, to the point that they leave the event earlier to go to the next event. For me its quite rude since the PR managers would really wish that you finish the event and also its quite tiresome because most locations of the events are from my each other. Think of it this way: Event 1 is in Makati that starts at 2pm while Event number 2 is in Mall of Asia and it would start at about 3pm - look at how much time you will have to stay at the first event...about an hour? Most events last for about 3 hours depending on what kind that is. I just don't get it why they do it? To get freebies? To get free food? why? 

4. 'Pointing fingers'

In every issue that I've mentioned above, there will be the evident pointing fingers portion. Its posted all over the social media groups I am part of! 

Most people would point fingers who is the person involved and should be blamed or who was the 'kapal mukang' blogger who dragged along his/her other friends to the event and so much more.

Pointing fingers would not go anywhere so just stop it. I don't like how much people would point their finger and be all I'm-a-perfect-blogger image. That is just BS if you ask me. The only way you could stop this is just shut your trap and talk directly to that person involved so the issue would not blow in proportions.

In reality, we may not stop these happening since everyone has that 'itch' that needs to be scratched by either pointing fingers, gossiping and the likes. How can the blogging community be a good place for the younger generation when their seniors are acting like highschool girls looking for drama?

I just hope that this blogpost would be read by everyone to see how much impact it would be even to those that are only observers on their online tirade of nasty rumors, gossips and back stabbing.

Blogging should be something that we do for clean fun. Sure most of us get paid doing it but that doesn't give them the opportunity to act all high and mighty to those that do this for fun right? Let's just all get along ok?

Because all the BS is making me sick to my stomach that it actually made me lose my drive to write more than I used to.

Please lang itigil na naten ang away, it won't benefit you or the other person, it would just make you worst than you thought you were.

xx Alice

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Photoescape Reviews: Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss


Hey lovelies! happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great Saturday so far. 

Usually I don't like using lipglosses since they don't last long and the pigmentation doesn't really show up if I would opt for one. 

Luckily while I was browsing through the interweb I saw a review from Shen's Addiction about this and thought about giving it a try just for fun. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

What Happened at Blogapalooza 2013




Last November 16 2013 I went to my first ever Blogapalooza 2013. One word I would describe to it?

AWESOME!

I never really thought that blogging and businesses can come hand in hand to be able to reach consumers - boy was I wrong. In a nutshell, event basically a collective gathering from both companies and bloggers to meet and share their products to bloggers to share on their blogs. This event is also a way for bloggers to present themselves are 'social media experts' to help these companies get noticed and also meet other bloggers!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Photoescape Reviews: Garnier BB Eye Roll On


As we are getting old, signs of it will show. Kind of harsh don't you think? especially if you are the type that likes to stay up late when you were younger *ahem* 


my 19 year old self...sigh..


I am not getting younger, but I would prefer to look like I am still in my early twenties or maybe when I was in my teen! oh those were the days...those were the days... One clear sign of it is my under eye circles. When I was younger, I didn't really notice them, but nowadays I've been noticing that they are getting darker than usual.
me at 20...

Wish there was a product that can make my under eyes look like they were before right?? Well there is!

Garnier's BB eye roll on!

Monday, November 18, 2013

October 2013 Favorites!!!!


Hey Ladies! Happy Monday! 

Sorry I've been MIA for a while...I don't know why but I feel a bit lost lately. But I will try to be back on loop this week with new posts! and now lets get started shall we?

Today's post will be all about my favorites for the month of October. 

Unfortunately I don't have product pictures since my lazy bone is activated. Really sorry ladies but just check out the video. 




If you do have any questions please don't hesitate commenting below :) 

Much Love! 

xx Alice 

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Little Help for Yolanda Victims


Last Friday, November 8, 2013 The Visayas region and the Southern part of Luzon was hit with a Category 5 cyclone named Haiyan or Yolanda. 

I live in Manila but I felt the strong winds of the cyclone here in Manila on my way home that Friday night, then a question came to my mind:

 If the winds hitting Manila are strong it must be at least 4 times stronger in the areas affected right? 

source: Philstar.com

Then the answer came to me, and it had hit me hard to the gut.  The devastation Yolanda left to the people of Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Tacloban and other provinces in the Visayas. I have relatives that lived in Samar, Leyte, and even Tacloban so I was quite concerned with them as well. 

source: http://www.gmanetwork.com

As of this posting, I've heard that most of my relatives (In my mother's side) are safe, some of them have fled before the cyclone reached their area - but unfortunately they don't have homes to go back to because their homes have been deeply ravaged by the storm surge. 

source: www.independent.co.uk

I've seen the news, of all the looting and also the trauma the people are experiencing in these areas and I can't help but cry because a lot of them have lost a lot - their homes, their sources of income and even family members. 

This is why I am asking for your prayers and help.

I will be doing a sale on my Instagram account tonight. 

All proceeds will be given to a charity (either the red cross or Sagip Kapamilya) that will be able to distribute them to the victims of Yolanda. 

I will be selling my pre-loved make up, clothes and other items. I would really appreciate if my Manila-based readers would just meet up with me to save shipping fee costs and to also get to know you guys. 

If you would also like to volunteer, you can also go here for the list of centers that are accepting volunteers and donations. 

No matter how big or small your help can bring, it would all be worth it for our fellow kababayans in need in these times. 


Much Love. 
Alice

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

30 day Kpop Challenge Day 30!!



Hello ladies! Happy Wednesday! 

Its a humpback Wednesday but I don't really feel awful about it...I don't know why though.. 

So this is the FINAL challenge of the 30 days Kpop challenge. If you have been following it, you would probably know how I miserably failed this challenge. I wasn't able to update it as much as I can since I have been doing a lot of things. 

It really sucks. I know! 

But still I am thankful for those that have supported me on this challenge. To think about it, I wouldn't have done it much without you guys! and to that this challenge is dedicated to YOU! 

Now let's get on this challenge shall we? 

DAY 30: 

You're All-Time Favorite Kpop Song: 


I have loved this song ever since I first heard it at Pop's In Seoul. wwwwaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy back then I was glued to the television since Arirang TV was the only Korean channel in our cable.

I love this song mainly for the message of it. Even if I haven't met you girls or some of you have 'left' me you are still here in my heart and you are my number one!

I am being melodramatic in saying this but even if you are a silent follower of my blogs, my beauty channel and my blogs I still feel your love and I am deeply grateful for that. I mainly started this blog not really thinking that I will have a following. It may be small but I feel the love my friend, I really do.

To all of you I just want to say THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU!!!

Thank you for supporting me and I hope you won't let go because I have lots of things in store for you!

Much Love!

xx Alice

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

30 days of Kpop challenge! Day 28


Hello! Sorry I'm doing a back to back. I forgot I was supposed to post day 28 first. ugh getting old ....

But I hope you ladies understand. 

I feel a little weird today for some reason. I don't know why but I have this weird feeling something great is going to happen. eh.. not sure though.. 

Let's begin with today's challenge shall we? 

Day 28: 

A Song that has a Music Video you dance along with: 



I mainly dance to this song purely because of the shuffling. I am not a good dancer but I am a good shuffler. I can shuffle with slippers, sneakers even with heels on! but you can never really stand me do dance. 

I am well coordinated but when I dance, it just doesn't look good. I don't know why. 

But whenever I dance to this song, I just feel good about it. 

Parang nagbubunot lang ang peg LOL

I really like this song from T-ara and I think they make great dance tracks so this is one of my top picks. 

That's it for today's challenge! 

Make sure to check out tomorrow's final post for this challenge! 

Much Love! 

xx Alice

30 days Kpop Challenge! Day 29



Hey! How's your Tuesday so far? 

Mine? eehhhh... can't really decide if its a good one or a bad one. Good since most of my students are nice today bad because..I have students that I want to smash into little fragments - I have violent tendencies when I am pushed to my limit. Luckily I am still able to keep my cool

And I am super excited to tell you girls that I have an instagram account! I am quite late I know but I am still ecstatic about the idea of taking pictures. Vlogging is nice but taking pictures is just a way to make up for the lost moments on my vlogs don't you think? 

Oh yeah please follow me! My instagram name is alicemate :) 

Now let's get on with today's challenge shall we? 

Day 29: 

Your Favorite Song Right Now:

Ugh...can I have a top 3 instead? JUST KIDDING! 

I mainly love this song simply for the rhythm. It has an old vibe to it that mostly I don't hear in the songs I listen to lately. Its old but has a certain freshness into it. And also it still has the IU feel into it. 

I simply love IU. That's just it. 

That's for today's challenge! 

What's your Favorite Kpop song right now? Let me know on the comments section ok? 

Much Love! 

xx Alice      

Monday, November 11, 2013

30 days Kpop challenge! Day 27

 Hey ladies! 

I am back with a new post! 

Let's get on with the challenge shall we?

Day 27:

A song that has a music video that you really like. 



I like 2ne1's Space version of the song 'Fire'. 
The main reason why I liked it is because of its futuristic feel. The set is quite simple but the camera work was undeniably good. As a MassComm graduate, I really had a fascination with videography and also the art of making great videos just by the angles and how the camera is places. 

I like also the costumes that 2ne1 wore in the music video, its simple but it screams LOOK AT ME BITCHES! haha! I like it nonetheless because I know I won't be able to wear them EVEN if I slim down to Bom's body size. 

That's it for today's challenge! I hope you girls like it. 

For questions, suggestions or if you want to scream your butt off go right ahead. And if you are going to scream profanities at the comments section using anonymous - I won't post them! because what's the point of being a bitch online if you can't show yourself - just sayin'. 

Much Love! 

xx Alice

30 days Kpop Challenge! Day 26



Hello ladies! 

I know that almost everyone is having a hard time coping up with the effect of Yolanda last weekend, Even my youtube friends that are based in the US are affected by it because they don't know what is the update with the areas that were affected by the said calamity. 

In relations to that, I will be doing a make up sale soon on some of my make up products and 100% of the proceeds to the said sale will be donated to the victims of typhoon Yolanda. Our area may not be affected by the said typhoon, but I would like to help them too because I know how much damage it could take on the victims not just physically but also the emotional toll of losing a loved one and also the vulnerability of their situation. 

I will post more details on this soon. But for now let's get started with today's Kpop challenge shall we?

Day 26: 

A song that has a Music Video you can relate to 



I can relate to Ailee's song 'Heaven'. The MV is about Ailee and another man in the video in which they spend time together, but at the end the guy she was with was actually invisible to her. It may seem that the guy was God or maybe a loved one that has departed. 

The message of the song really touched my heart because I lost a loved one too about three years ago - My dad. My dad was someone that I could say was more than just what he is entitled too. He was my friend, my teacher, and the person that taught me how to cook rice. 

I know, really lame that he was the one that taught me how to cook rice at 12 years old, but nonetheless he was the guy that showed me that the world may be cruel and unfair, but after all those there are still people that would love you and accept you for you who are. 

When I listen to this song, it reminds me of him. Of how he taught me how to laugh and to think outside of my boundaries but still hold my principles

That's it for today's kpop challenge! I will be doing a back to back post. I hope you girls understand why I've been lacking on posts lately. 

Much Love!       

Thursday, November 7, 2013

30 days Kpop Challenge: Day 25



Hey lovelies! How is your Thursday so far? 

Work is not really stressful today but I hate the issues that I've been seeing lately. Don't you ever feel disgusted when someone fails to do their job and does not even take responsibility for it? Oh boy..I will just share my thoughts on this on my alter ego later but now let's just go with today's challenge shall we? 

Day 25:

A Love Song 

I would say it would be Big Bang's Haru Haru. The lyrics say so. Check out the video below. 

  
The title means Day by Day in English but for some reason saying it in Korean sounds so much better don't you think?

Make sure to check back for more posts!

Much Love!

xx Alice 
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