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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Movie Night: Sunny

Last Sunday, I was a bit on a rough patch since it was raining and my buddy backed on our Sundate. It was a friendly date and I understand when my buddy is coming from so I have to give in. To my last resort, I went online and searched for some Korean movies I could watch. 

I've actually watched this movie several times so it was basically re-watching a great movie. Tonight's movie night is about Sunny. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Product Review: Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Lipsticks


Happy Friday! 

Since it is still Chuseok, I would just like to greet you 추석 잘 보내세요! (Chuseok chahl bo-nay-say-yo) 

I usually have a big problem when I am wearing lipsticks - its either they are overly opaque or they are not that opaque which is hard because no matter how you lower your expectations there will always be a time that you would still expect the intensity of a lipstick solely based on the bullet. 

Admit it, You are.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Kpop Friday! All About Lee Hyo Ri


Sorry for the late upload...been pretty busy with work lately and editing new videos for you all~ hope you understand! ^__^

If you have been a Kpop fan even before the Hallyu wave came to the Philippines you would probably know this sexy lady. 

Lee Hyo Ri. 

I first saw Lee Hyo Ri back in 2003 when she released her album Stylish with her debut single '10 Minutes'. She was epitome of Korean sexiness for me if you ask me. No lesbo moment please, I just appreciate her beauty and curves. 


She first debuted in 1998 with the group Fin.K.L along with Ock Joo-hyun, Lee Jin,and Sung Yuri. Unfortunately they disbanded in 2002, then in 2003 Lee Hyo ri came back as a solo artist. Quite honestly when she was in Fin.K.L she was the least noticeable member according to my Sunbaes because she lacked a lot according to them.

But to my opinion, Lee Hyo Ri is not just sexy she is also cute. Sure she may not have the greatest voice, but she makes up for it with her creativity. I like how she showcases the urban vibe in some of her tracks and she uses fashion also as a way to showcase what the song is. I remember when I first saw '10 minutes' in the part that she was wearing a long jersey shirt that became a dress, I became obsessed with it. 

Besides from singing, Lee Hyo ri is also an actress. Her first series was actually Three leaf clover with Ryu Jin, Kim Jung-hwa, Kim Kang-woo and. Unfortunately due to low ratings, the series only ran for 16 episodes. Lee Hyo ri was also highly criticized for her acting skills. I've seen the series, and lets be honest its not easy to be an actress - I've tried it and I could say I still need more as in MORE practice to improve in it. 

Lee Hyo Ri may lack some acting skills, but she is one of the most bankable product endorser in Korea. She has endorsed companies such as Samsung, Lotte Liquor, Isa Knox, Biotherm and among others. Her most famous endorsement and also long time contract is with Lotte Liquors' soju which actually made their sales increase when they had her endorsed the product. That is how bankable she is. 

One of my fondest wish is she would come here in Manila and have a concert, I will surely go there and buy a VIP ticket. That is how much I love her. 





I also love Hyori's style since she is like a chameleon. She could be cute and fun then turn to fierce and sexy to another. I especially love when she has no make up. To me a woman's beauty is best if you see her without any make up. And quite honestly I've seen pictures of her with no make up on and she still looks fierce to me! 



We do have one thing in common - She loves animals! She has a dog names Soonshim in which she adopted from an animal shelter. I also have dogs, but they were given to me. If you ask me, it would be much better if you adopt a pet rather than buying from a pet shop. I was also surprised with Soonshim's story because before she was adopted by Lee Hyo Ri, Soonshim was a severely abused dog which left one of her eyes blind and also she got an infection to her abdominal area, also Soonshim would just wait in front of Hyori's door whenever she is outside, I just tear up when I remember that.

 She is also a vegetarian and is a strong advocate of animal rights in Korea. She is currently in a relationship with Lee Sanghoon, and the last thing I heard is that they are getting married. I'm pretty excited for that and I will surely keep you up to date on that faithful day!

So that's it for today's post! sorry if it took me a while to update since I've been pretty busy with life in general but I will let you know more next time ok?

Much Love!

xx Alice 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Product Review: Encara BB Cream


Hello lovelies!! 

I think nowadays BB creams are slowly becoming somewhat of a past trend due to the increase of CC creams in the market. But aside from that a lot of companies still release new ones in the market. 

This BB cream that I will be showing you has been in the market for quite some time and I know I am kinda late in this but its never too late to try it right? 


The Encara BB Cream - Perfect Cover Blemish Balm is manufactured by Woosin Cosmetics Co., Ltd, which is the same manufacturer of Skin Food. 

Some information about this product:

- Highly Moisturizing.
- Whitens the skin. 
- Conceals unwanted facial imperfections such as dark spots, acne marks, under eye circles etc. 
- Used as Make up Foundation. 

Other essential features is:


- it has SPF 20 
- Has pearl extract and ginseng extract
- It is Hypoallergenic
- Ideal for dry and oily skin. 
- Has anti-aging and moisturizing effect. 
- It is sweat and water resistant. 

I actually got this product when I went to Bing's (of Project Awesome) meet and greet a couple of weeks back. I didn't really expect anything in this product since BB creams do have the same job to the skin - to make it as beautiful as possible. 


Upon getting the product I was surprised that it is sealed to ensure freshness. The packaging is a matte black tube with shiny brown/purple cap. Being in a squeeze tube packaging is actually good since you can just get the enough product you want.
 

I'm just a little concerned about the opening of the tube since its a little too big so there might be some spillage. To prevent this from happening, just make sure you close the tube immediately.


I believe there is only one shade available for this product. The shade has a yellow undertone which is great for Asian skin. This is retailed at around 1,000 PHP at MyRSkin.

I don't really have any expectations about this product so that I won't get disappointed at the end (andrama! hehe) but I still have hopes for it.

So let's do the test!


Here's my bare face with only skin care and as you can see I have some large pores, under eye circles due to lack of sleep and stress and also acne marks and some redness happening. Not really a good scene here.. moving on!


This is me with only the left side of my face with 2 layers of the BB cream. 

It did brighten my face and covered a bit of my under eye circles and some redness happening also covered some minor acne marks and blurred out my large pores. It also evened out my skin which was really great. I was quite surprised because even though it has a yellow undertone it fitted my skin perfectly. As per a white cast, I didn't see it in pictures with flash. Unfortunately I accidentally deleted those pictures (so sorry)


And this is the final look with the full make up. Its kinda blurred I noticed but aside from the blurriness you can see that it doesn't look like I have the BB cream on. 

Keeping this on my face for about an eight hours, I noticed that the oiliness came through at about the second hour but only on my T-zone which is normal since I have oily-combination skin. I also tried using this before I go to work and I could say it is really sweat proof since I commute to work and the heat in Manila is soooo bad I was sweating bullets while walking along Ortigas Ave at 1PM! 

Lez gow to the Pros and cons shall we? 

Pros: 

- Did a great job with my skin. 
- Did not break me out.
- Lived out its claim. 
- A little goes a long way in terms of usage. One layer is enough for your skin. 
- Evened out  my skin. 
- Works pretty well with the Philippine weather. 
- Good coverage. 
- Great for Asian Skin. 

Cons: 

- The opening of the tube is a little too big. If you leave it open and tilted down, it could have some spillage. 
- Quite expensive. 
- Only available online. I did find out that Purebeauty in Trinoma carries this. 

Verdict:

If you ask me I love this BB cream since its great for my skin and it didn't break me out. I actually use this a lot at work since its sweat proof and I don't really have to reapply. I only have to blot the shine though. 

Would I repurchase? 

Of course! I would repurchase this one since its great to use. But as of the moment I still have a lot for finish off so maybe in a couple of months I will repurchase this baby. 

Who do I recommend this to? 

I recommend this to those ladies that are BB cream fanatics. Must Try for sure! 



Have you tried this BB cream? What are your thoughts about it? Please do let me know on the comments section below. I would love to know your insights about this. 

Much Love! 

xx Alice 


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cosmetologie 2013's Fashion Forecasts: Harmony of Colors+ SURPRISE SURPRISE!


Happy Thursday lovelies! 

As a beauty enthusiast, I really love attending events that pertains to the latest beauty trends and fashion forecasts because I get to know first and also I can share them to you girls! 

It is a great honor that I was informed about Cosmetologie's event this coming September 23 at the World Trade Center. Cosmetologie 2013 is a one-stop shop event for Beauty, Wellness & Trends. This expo is a place where beauty enthusiasts can test our various product - From cosmetics, haircare, nail care, fashion and the list just goes on and on. The expo will run on September 23, 2013 From 10AM to 7PM, which will be the biggest trade show of its kind here in the Philippines. 

Here are some of the things you can see on the expo:
 
  • Increase your network of suppliers as both established and new players in the beauty industry are exhibiting their products and services during expo;
  • Network with the country's beauty experts, most notably, the professional stylists of the Philippine International Cosmetologist Association (PICA), together with other topnotch stylists in the industry;
  • Watch, learn and enjoy the prestigious Touch of Excellence hair & makeup competition, where some of the best from over the country are competing once again for the gold;
  • Enjoy discounts and special promos offered by suppliers only during the expo.
     
     
    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend to the event - due to work but I have a surprise for you lovelies..I will be giving passes to the event! 
     
    I will be giving FIVE (5) passes only. The only thing you have to do is: 
     
    - Be a subscriber in my blog. 
    - Comment below your name and email address
    - Comment below what else you want to see in this blog. 
    - ALSO comment below if you are sure that you will be attending this coming September 3 2013.  
    (sayang naman kasi yung mga ticket mga ateh kaya check check ng schedule ah!)
     
    And that's it!

    No need to like anything so don't worry ^___^. 
     
    I will be emailing the first 5 to post in their comments.

    I will be checking who really reads my blog.. joke! haha!

For more information, please check the www.cosmetologiefair.com or call PEPGroup Inc. at 9280931, 9297993 or email us at info@PEPGroup.com

Much Love! 

xx Alice
 

Monday, September 2, 2013

*LONG OVERDUE* Nail and Beverage Haul


Happy Monday ladies! 

I know I haven't blogged a lot last much and I think I need to redeem myself so with that I promise I will try to blog daily again. 

Okay let's start with my overdue haul post. 

About a month ago me and Denise went out to hang out. In which it became a shopping day for me. I am quite impulsive especially if something interests me I need to get it. And that day was not an exception. 

Personally I don't regret getting these items because as to what I see these actually are quite useful -especially the nail polishes since I would use them more. I am trying out my skills in the nail art department so I need some tools.


I was planning on purchasing 3 polishes but I ended up with two mainly because I don't really need a lot at the moment. I also got myself a solvent solution to revive my old polishes. 


As per the beverages I went out and tried the Arizona green tea and fruit punch since I've seen these on youtube a couple of months back. Be sure to check back on my food and travel blog if you want to see a full review on these drinks.


And this is why sometimes I don't like going out. KIDDING! 

I love to go out once in a while..its just the thought of buying just for the fun of it shreds my heart. I am a bit of a cheapskate sometimes...please forgive me.

Have you done an impulsive haul lately? 

I want to know what you bought on the comments section below k? 

Much Love! 

xx Alice 
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