Designer Brands Haul and First Impression


Monday, December 28, 2015

Last November 19, 2015 I placed an order to the DB Cosmetics site. I was so excited to see that they ship worldwide for just AUD $10! I've been seeing their products on Instagram most especially the Pro Contour Palette that many bloggers claim that it was apparently a great dupe for the KatvonD contour palette. I wanted to find it out myself (not that I have tried the KatvonD-- I would just love to try their contour palette because of the raves) so I immediately placed an order before it runs out. On the site it says that International Shipping may take 10-15days, I was worried because they didn't provide me with a tracking number it just says on the site whether your package was still on process, shipped or complete.. but to find out where the hell exactly is your package, you just gotta have to check it with your postal office from time to time. I visited mine yesterday December 4, 2015.

Character Mask from The Face Shop Review


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

 Faceshop was having a buy 3 get 3 facemask sale for their Character Mask a while ago. and I've been seeing this everywhere so I decided to give it a try. This mask cost Php95 per piece.

Halal Guys PH (First impression review/experience)


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hello guys!! I'm sure you have heard already that Halal guys opens its new and first branch in the Philippines located at SM Megamall's Megafood hall. They opened last October 13,2015 and I was only able to visit them after 3 days. And boy I thought the crowd would be a wee bit tame down but I guess not.

MONTHLY FAVORITES: SEPTEMBER 2015!


Friday, October 9, 2015

September 2015 Favorites
This post was long overdue again because of my domain issue, but nonetheless I still want to post this
and share with you guys what I've been currently loving. And I am proud to say that these are all new product discoveries.

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water Review


Biore Micellar Cleansing Water Review
Long time no post, I know.. I've been a bit MIA for the past couple of weeks because I had a problem
with my domain. As you may probably tell, my blog now is at .NET and not .COM anymore. But fear not, for I am back with a new product obsession from Biore. So okay, I was browsing Watsons last week looking for some things to buy, and then I saw this new Biore Micellar Cleansing Water.. I've been dying to get my hands on the Micellar Water thingy eversince it became so popular. I have always wanted to get my hands on the Garnier Micellar Water but I was always so hesitant because of the price, and only a few actually sells it online. Good thing, Biore has an amazing price and comes in a small bottle so I won't have any regrets if I didn't like it. Talking about a wise-buyer right here. lol

MADE TO ENJOY SINGING: Taiwan Excellence brings you the newest online contest


Thursday, September 17, 2015

MADE TO ENJOY SINGING: Taiwan Excellence brings you the newest online contestWe Filipinos have always been known for being very talented when it comes to singing, we pride ourselves in joining every International singing contest on the television and wow the whole world with viral audition videos uploaded online such as facebook, youtube, and all the likes. Our parties, reunion or birthdays will never be complete without a karaoke sesh, it's always a must for us to celebrate the good times through singing. I still remember vividly like it was yesterday when I tried my luck and auditioned for the  Miss Saigon,  I was lucky enough to get a call back upon registering and was blown away by how everyone was so talented! We were only given 1 minute to hit the highest note from the song that we have chosen. It was nerve racking but at the same time very fulfilling and I was indeed very grateful for the experience.

My First Sample Room Experience


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sample Room
Hey guys.. this would be my very first Sample Room experience. I was subscribed to them for over a year now but it was only recently that I decided to try their service to see what they could actually offer. For some who haven't heard of the Sample Room, well they are basically  like a beauty sampling site where you could actually try the products first before buying them hence the name "Try before you buy". They literally give FREE products except ofcourse you have to pay for the shipping fee which you could read about here.

Lalola Churreria


Lalola SM Aura
 I am craving for Churros and saw these photos on my desktop so I figured I might as well blog about my Lalola experience. A few months ago we went to SM Aura during the last day of the Magnum Cafe. We didn't have much luck because of the queue so we decided to just try the newest Churros craze "Lalola".

DRY SKIN SAVIORS


Monday, September 14, 2015

DRY SKIN SAVIORS
My skin is surprisingly extra dry lately.. probably something to do with the weather. But whatever that is, I am srsly not happy about it. And then I had some deep thoughts with myself and figured out how I could atleast try to salvage my sahara desert-like skin. Mind you, it's not even summer here nor winter (I wish) but my skin just suddenly decided to be extra dry.. So I have come up with these basic steps/skincare regimen and called it the "DRY SKIN SAVIORS", things that we all readily have at home, or could easily buy in the market. Products that offers a lot of hydration without being too heavy for a humid weather that we have here in the Philippines.

MONTHLY FAVORITES: AUGUST 2015!


Friday, September 11, 2015

MONTHLY FAVORITES AUGUST 2015!
Hey, finally!! yes this might seem a little bit late but I was kind of too busy lately (as usual) so I can't blog as much as I have planned to. But I've still managed to share with you guys my August 2015 monthly favorites.

Piso Noodle at Super Bowl of China


Friday, September 4, 2015

Super Bowl of China
I know that this restaurant has been around for quite sometime now, but it was only recently that I tried to actually dine in there and get to taste their food for the first time. You might be thinking, food post again, uhm yes because my life basically revolves around food. and I'm hungry...so.. haha

What's in my bag? 2015


Monday, August 24, 2015

Girbaud Philippines
My boyfriend got me a new bag recently from Girbaud, so I decided to make a post about "What's in my bag?" since I haven't done one in this blog. So yeah, let's get going..

Estancia Mall at Capitol Commons


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Estancia is the newest mall in town, a bit upscale and high-end compared to the malls within the area. This post will just literally consist of photos I've taken during my visit.

Burgers and Brewskies Review


Monday, August 10, 2015

Burgers and Brewskies
Hello guys, just another restaurant review I wanna share with you all. Yes! I've been seeing this burger restaurant on social media, like on instagram, facebook, etc. Every post gets me so hungry! So me and my boyfie and friend Grace decided to finally try this new burger spot at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons. So here's my take on it.. First off, the ambiance is perfect. We went there Thursday night and they had this acoustic night going on, there was a man singing, people are drinking, and eating, just having pure fun. 

BLOG SALE 2015: PART 2 (SKINCARE)


Friday, August 7, 2015

Hey guys! finally here's the PART TWO of my Blog Sale 2015! This time, it's all about SKINCARE! I am way obsessed with skincare and trying new things.. So here are the few things that I feel like it's about time to part ways with because I am not using them anymore. Most of these products are really BRAND NEW and still sealed.

First off, this little collagen moistfull moisturizer from Etude House for only (Php50)

BLOG SALE 2015: Part 1 (Make-ups)


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I am doing a blog sale again, this time I am pretty serious... I just figured I don't need all of these especially with just basically one face. (lol) or some of them I already  have a spare on my stash so I decided to sell the "used one" for a much cheaper price in order to lessen the clutter in my makeup area. Now please keep in mind that all of these products are actually preloved but most are completely almost brand new because let's face it, being a beauty blogger makes me buy things that I don't specifically need, or I only use them for swatches or whatnot. Unfortunately though, this sale is open for Philippine residents only. 
Blog Sale 2015
The blog sale will be consisted of Two (2) Parts the first one would be all the make-ups I would be selling, then on Part Deux (2) will be for the skincare.

MONTHLY FAVORITES: JULY 2015!


Friday, July 31, 2015

July 2015 Favorites
 Another month, another set of favorites.. here are some of the products I've been loving for the past month of July 2015. As always these are all beauty products...

My Current Skincare Routine 2015


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My current skincare routine
I've been planning to do a blog post about my current skincare routine for the longest time now since I haven't done one in awhile and I get a lot of requests for it, I honestly wasn't so sure about the products I use and I was on a bit of trial and error; finding the right skincare routine that would work for my skin. Finally, I think I have it all figured out. Just a disclaimer: what works for my skin might not work for your skin.

Kyochon Review


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kyochon Review Philippines
Kyochon has been around for some time now, but it was only this weekend that I decided to give this a try and make my own Kyochon review, finally.. Me and my boyfriend loves Frankies chicken so I was really aiming to make a comparison between the two. However, I know that Kyochon is more likely similar to Bonchon but surprisingly, I was never a fan of Bonchon, so sorry #TeamBonchon but I love the chicken sandwich though. Anyhoo, all I know is that Kyochon prides itself with their double-fried chicken technique that removes the fatty oils from the chicken completely and they never use MSG, and only fry their chicken in canola oil with zero transfat.

FACEMASK HAUL (Leaders Insolution)


Monday, July 27, 2015

Leaders Insolution Mask Review
Hello guys!! it's facemask haul time.. I've received some questions on my ASK.FM account regarding facemasks and whatnot. I love facemasks, and I do recommend them to everyone because they could benefit your skin, and I actually collect them myself because I need them from time to time especially when my skin needs some extra love and care. But today, I just want to specifically focus on just one brand and it's called the Leaders Insolution I bought everything from Luxola with my own money because I really wanted to try them. I've been hearing good stuff about this mask so I gave it a shot.

A quick post: The Great Moisturiser Swap


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I saw on facebook that The Body Shop is having a promo where you can actually swap your moisturizer (new,old,empty) for a new one for 50% OFF!! Terms and conditions apply for the Great Moisturiser Swap promo.

YADAH Anti-T Facemask Review


Yadah facemask
Hello guys, it's been a while since I did a post about facemasks. I thought I should blog about my YADAH  Anti-T facemask experience for that matter.. I've tried a few yadah products before like the Yadah Bubble Cleanser  which I ended up not liking, and their lip tint which I thought was good but lacks staying power. This however, really exceed my expectations. It's called the YADAH Anti-T Facemask (Php80.00) bought this a while back from the Beauty Bar and I just recently decided to try this one out whilst going thru my facemask collections looking for a mask that could help calm some new angry blemishes.

English Tea Shop: Green Tea Pomegranate Review


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Rainy season has officially started here in the Philippines and the office is getting extra cold. We needed a little warmth in this kind of bed weather to somehow stay focused at work and avoid being sleepy. I picked up a new Tea that I love, and figured I haven't really posted any Tea reviews in awhile so I might as well do this one.

MAC Lipstick Haul


Monday, July 13, 2015

Hello beauties, I've got two new lippies that I wanna share with you all!! yay! You probably know by now that I am way obsessed with lipsticks. My favorite brand is ofcourse, the all time favorite of every girl I know-- MAC. I srsly think that MAC lipsticks are well formulated and worth every penny. That's why, when I'm feelin' extra good and splurgy (is that even a term?lol) I always go for the Mac lipsticks. 

Why your Red Lipstick never works out the way you plan?


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I am such a sucker for anything Snow White red lipstick. Ruby woo is my all time favorite-- it's matte, classic, and dangerously one of a kind. There's nothing more powerful, seductive, fierce looking, than a good ole' red lipstick any time of the day.  But let's face it, red lipstick isn't for everyone, I came across a lot of girls who are afraid to put on some red because they think they couldn't pull it off, or reds are too flirty, or their lips were too dry, etc. I had those times when my red lipstick doesn't seem to go right either. But I do believe that red lipstick could be for every one of us. We just have to learn how to choose the right shade and be confident about it. Let me take you with these 2 basic steps on how we should get ready for a classic red lipstick kind of day or night.

My Summer Survival Checklist


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Before summer bids goodbye as were heading to the rainy season here in the Philippines.. I figured I might as well do a blog post about my "Summer survival checklist", you know just a few things that I did to help survive the heat wave here in Manila.

Monthly Favorites: June 2015!


Monday, July 6, 2015

 My June 2015 favorites kind of came late for the first time, but oh welps,. better late than never right? So anyways, June had been a month of re-discovering different products that I already have on my shelf.

My new blogging camera: Samsung NX Mini (Pink)


Friday, July 3, 2015

I finally decided to invest my hard earned money into something I've been wanting/drooling for ages, yes--a camera of my own. It's not that I didn't have any camera or whatnot, I have my phone to take pretty decent photos with, an old school Pentax dslr from my ex-boyfriend in France, and a canon camera that I can borrow to my boyfriend whenever. But I am so tried of not having a very handy camera of my own that I can take with me and just throw inside my purse.. So to make the long story short, I bought a Samsung NX-Mini (Php17,990).   I opted for a pink one, because duh?! why not. But they have more colors to choose from like mint, white, brown, and black. I was originally going for the white one, but whatever! I might as well be all girly and go for the pink anyway.
Here are the things inside the box. Please note that I won't go so much to the details because let's face it, I am not one of a techy blogger. I am more of  a "let's do an overview, a very shallow first impression kind of thing. Shall we?

JORD Wood Watch Review


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 After what feels like forever, I can finally blog about this unique one..

When the beautiful people from JORD sent me an email and asked if I would like to review one of their watches, I got all giddy and excited! I love having a watch with me everyday and I honestly feel naked without it. You know working as full time in the office, and keeping a blog on the side, I just have to have a watch to keep me organized because time is crucial.
  Jord ships worldwide and their watches are incredibly beautiful, functional, and sustainable. The name itself "Jord" is a swedish word which means earth, soil, land, or ground. It makes perfect sense since their watches are handcrafted from different Trees like Maple, Bamboo, Teak, etc.

Megafoodhall: Tex-mex and Frankies Review


Monday, June 29, 2015

 Since few minutes from now until lunch time.. I decided to do a blog post about these two new restaurants that me and my friends have been obsessing about, "Tex-Mex" and "Frankies". I srsly cannot count how many times I've dine here, if there's such thing as loyalty card, I definitely should have one.
Some of the photos I've taken during my visits
MEGAFOODHALL is located in Megamall (obv), at their newest wing-- Level 5. Their collection of restaurants here are pretty impressive and kind of high-end as compared to what we've grown up with. Y'know the usual noisy and crowded foodcourt, like ehem, Galleria! you people should get your shit together. So anyways, I was pretty impressed and thought I should try them all. 

My Office Tour


Friday, June 26, 2015

So, since I've got nothing to blog about just yet.. I decided to give you guys a quick tour of my office area. I'm still on the process of changing things and my office is still bit of a mess, so please excuse my childishness. I just thought it would be fun to do a blog post like this. So yeah..

Plant with Me: Mint


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 I recently bought a new tumbler with lemon infuser and I was so happy about it that I bring it everyday and buy lemons. I thought adding a mint would really help boost my lemon water, but unfortunately for some reason finding mint leaves are so hard to find! So I figured might as well plant my own..

INSTAWEEK BY TRINA (WEEK # 22)


Friday, June 19, 2015


Hello guys, I decided to re-vamped my #instaweek posts a little bit and I'd be doing these kind of Polaroid type of pictures hopefully with my every instaweek posts. So yeah, early this June we happened to try the Sambokojin which I did have a post here, the food was great and I wanna go back soon. Ofcourse, the DIY Marble Plate that I recently did. New installment on my blog as well called My Empties. Then I had to dye my hair using the new L'oreal Excellence.And my newest discovery, the Tesco cereal bar.


Selfie never gets old.. and my fave spot from the Sambokojin was obviously the Sushi Bar because I love me some Japanese food. The new Oat dairy milk which I love, the Running space which I did have a post.


My running has becoming more and more difficult to find the time with, because I've got lots to do during the weekends and it's crazy how I can't even manage to squeeze in a run for atleast 30minutes. I hate it, so this weekend I am going to try my best and really make it a point to just go out and get my heart running. How did your week go so far? x

Sambokojin Buffet Overview


Monday, June 15, 2015

 Last week June 6th, Sunday.  

When my boyfie arrived home from his vacation with family. We decided to have a date out and celebrate our 3 years and 4 months of being together. I've always wanted to try Sambokojin because I love Japanese and Korean food but we always end up being in a different restaurant all the time or a different buffet like Yakimix. Luckily enough, Sambokojin has recently opened it's new branch in SM Megamall so we won't have to go somewhere else farther just to try this buffet.

The New L'oreal Excellence Fashion Hair Color Review


 During the long weekend I was finally able to color my hair.. I've been wanting to change my hair color since God knows when but I just couldn't really decide whether I would let my hair grow and just cut the bleached part of my hair or just color my hair entirely new. Good thing, L'oreal released a new hair color line exclusively sold to Watsons, atleast that's what they told me. The Excellence Fashion range has Hi-Shine Complex, Micro-Cera Essence, Amino Acid and Collagen which is able to protect, strengthen and replenish the hair all at the same time. What stands out the most for me was this Intense Copper Brown (Php495).
 Since my hair was originally dyed in color red until it faded and became gold (blah!), I decided to go for this color just to kinda darken it up a bit.

My Empties # 1


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hello guys! Just another new installment on my blog.. and it's called My Empties! It seems like being a girl and blogging about beauty in particular, I felt like it was just right for me to share my thoughts about products that I just finished. So anyways, here are my very first batch of the product empties..

My Running Space


I've always wanted to blog about this little running space that we have near our house. We recently moved in to a new apartment, quite smaller than our previous house which was mega spacious. I didn't think I would enjoy our first few months here, moreso get over the fact that we are separating with the house I grew up with for about 20 solid years [sounds too impossible for me], but not until I have discovered this huge running space one morning whilst trying to embrace the big change and get the feel of the space.

Amateur Restaurant


Sunday, June 7, 2015


I have missed blogging about food.. I used to always blog about a new restaurant before and I kinda forgotten about it a little bit and focused more on the "beauty blogging". But I've always love food, and I got loads of food pictures that I keep on forgetting to share so I thought why not blog about new food discoveries that I have been trying recently. So yeah, one of them was this Amateur Korean Ramen Restaurant  that we happened to try a few months back with my officemates. Located at the Grand Emerald Tower.

The restaurant was kind of small, but with really cute designs.

INSTAWEEK BY TRINA (WEEK 18,19,20, and 21)


*WEEK 18

Australia (life plans) | Acrylic Organizer from Daiso | Burgoo Lunch with officemates

*WEEK 19

Sunnies | Trying the My Slim | Haul from L'oreal and Maybelline

The Perfect Nude Lippies | Running at UP Oval | Swatches of the lippies

*WEEK 20

My Planner Overview | Random Snack | Run Keeper App

Lunch on the go (fruits) | Selfie | Lunch out at Frankies and Texmex

*WEEK 21

MAY 2015 Favorites | Promenade date with Loves | How I decorate my planner


The new Oat Dairy Drinnk (New Fave) | My Favorite Ballpen | The New NOVA

Life lately, has been the usual me, running during weekends, blogging when I have time, eating and trying to be healthy as much as possible... Some life planning with my boyfriend, plans to go to Australia for good, decorating my planner, trying new food, etc.
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