Tuesday Top 3: Things I’d tell to my teenage-self

On today’s blog post I’m not sharing any beauty products that I love but instead, it will be beauty tips or advices that I want to tell to my teenage-self.

Don’t touch your own eyebrows!
When I was in high school I’m very curious in trying a lot of things on my face. I tried shaving my eyebrows too thin and accidentally shaved almost half of my left (or right I can’t remember) eyebrow. So I ended up regrowing them but still I plucked and maintained my eyebrows too thin.


I want to tell my teenage-self to have a professional do her eye brows and ask for maintenance tips.

Drink lotsa water!
I’m so fond of drinking coffee and more milk tea that I tend to forget to drink water. Water relieves Fatigue, treats Headaches and Migraines (i have it before or during that time of the month), it helps in Digestion and Constipation, it flushes Out Toxins too.

According to some research that I did, water helps in improving skin too. I’ll tell my teenage-self then “Hey! Don’t skip the water!”

Don’t do that to your clothes
Way back, I used to to cut or tear (not all) my clothes to make something unique and it really ended up not really good.

So to my teenage-self, don’t do that! Trends are come and go and sometimes it even returns like that flared pants, don’t alter it too make it look like skinny jeans.

That’s all for today. How about you guys? What would you advise to your old teenage-self? I want to know your ideas by leaving it on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

App of the week: ColorStory

Recently, I’ve been fond of photo editing apps. Last week I blogged PicsArt (Click here to read App of the week: PicsArt) as one of my favorite apps.

And for this week it’s another photo editing app which is called ColorStory. I provided some screenshots below how you can start the app.


The difference of ColorStory from other apps with presets or filters is that you can save a certain filter, effects and any photo adjustments that you used on one photo and use it on the next photo that you’re about to edit. Cool right?!

I’ve tried editing few photos using ColorStory app from my camera roll as shown below and I’m still on the experimental stage of using this photo editing app.


The only downside of ColorStory is that this app has lots of nice filters and effects that you need to purchase. The free filter sets that you can get are only Essentials and Good Vibes while for the effects is only the Starter.
Used Color Fog 2 Effect + Flip
Used Color Fog 1 Effect + Flip

I still recommend ColorStory app for starters and use it instantly to put a cool filter and effect on your pictures right away before you upload it to make your photo Instagram worthy! 🙂

There you have it guys! Let me know what you think about the app my leaving your comments below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Five Friday Faves: Eating like a model

People nowadays are somehow conscious with their health and bodies. Being fit is now actually a trend which is actually good and having a role model for being fit is actually good.

As for me, I am slim but I still believe I should watch what I eat and still workout to increase my endurance and boost my immune system. I’m a strong believer that being slim and just eating healthy is not about starving yourself to be accepted by society, but instead you’re doing it because you know it benefits your body.

So today I researched what my five favorite models eat and just to get some ideas pf eating healthy. In order to eat healthy, it doesn’t have to be exact as what they eat but at least you’ll have a gist of creating your own menu for a healthy diet. And here you go:

  1. Taylor Hill
    She’s one of my newest favorite American model. I first saw her on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015. She was discovered in a barn (you read that right) and started print ads for Forever 21.


    “For breakfast I had:
 Yogurt parfait.
    For lunch I had:
 A ham sandwich.
    For dinner I had:
 Chicken and vegetables, yum!
    Today I snacked on:
 Almonds.
    My signature healthy smoothie is: 
Bananas, strawberries, peanut butter, yogurt, and ice.

Click here for the original article

  1. Irina Shayk
    I first saw her on Armani fashion shows and then on a Sports Illustrated magazine. This Russian beauty. She was also the 1st Russian model that graced the cover in 2011 and Models.com


    What are some of Irina Shayk’s eating habits? Shayk stays away from caffeine and drinks plenty of water, fresh green juices, and green tea throughout the day. Shayk’s other healthy food favorites include oatmeal, kefir, hot lemon water, soups, vegetables, and fruits. For lunch, Shayk may consume a green salad with fish or chicken. For dinner, she may eat fish, chicken, or turkey breast with lentils.
    Click here for the original article

  2. Miranda Kerr
    She is my model peg for life! Many models are very famous nowadays but Miranda is just remarkable. When I first saw her on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show I know she will be an instant VS Angel. And she is just an advocate of everything organic and healthy.


    Miranda’s day on a plate
    First thing: “My morning routine starts with warm water and lemon, then a protein shake.”
    Breakfast: “Eggs over easy, avocado, sauerkraut, sea salt and macadamia nut oil.
    Lunch: “Grilled chicken and salad.”
    Dinner: “Quinoa salad with chicken cooked in coconut oil and turmeric, with a spinach and walnut salad.”
    Snacks: “Blueberries, almonds or goji berries. I also love an apple with some almond butter.”

    Click here for the original article

  3. Gigi Hadid
    I first admired Gigi when I saw her on one of the print ads for Guess. I did not really know her name wayback then until she started stepping up her game. Started modeling for Tom Ford, Max Mara, Balmain, Victoria’s Secret and Tommy Hilfiger.

BREAKFAST
Gigi’s mornings start out pretty typical: “I usually eat breakfast or have coffee before I do anything,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “I live near the Smile, and I love their scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. I drink orange juice and coffee always.”
LUNCH
Gigi typically works out in the mornings, so by lunch, girlfriend is hungry. “My personal motto is: ‘Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane,'” she said (adopting that for ourselves ASAP). “So if I’m in the mood I’ll go to JG Melon in the West Village.” If she’s eating clean that day, it’s back to the Smile for lunch. “They have a little arugula salad that I could eat every day,” she said.
SNACKS
If you didn’t love her before, you’ll really love her now: Gigi’s go-to afternoon snack is ice cream. “There used to be an Emack & Bolio’s on Houston Street, which is my favorite ice-cream place. I love the Grasshopper Pie,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “One day it was closed and I almost cried. Now I’ll just Postmate pints of it to my apartment.”
DINNER
Gigi loves to “cook and watch a movie,” but if she’s headed out, it’s to “Bond Street for sushi.”
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  1. Kendall Jenner
    This reality tv star turned to model is definitely skyrocketing in the fashion industry. Many people were saying she’s only famous because of her family’s background. But I believe she has the looks and absolutely killing it on the runway and covers in the fashion industry.

Drinking green tea every day is part of her healthy diet. The tea helped Jenner lose 15 pounds before she walked the catwalk for Chanel’s spring lineup in January. This is likely due to green tea’s EGCG content—it’s a powerful antioxidant that can help people lose weight when they drink the tea regularly.
But one of her other secrets to losing weight and keeping it off is to have a shot of apple cider vinegar every day. Apple cider vinegar has long been used for many health ailments and weight loss; however, while anecdotal evidence supports these claims, there is little scientific research to substantiate it.
Another diet trick that helped Kendall Jenner lose weight was to eat fiber first thing in the morning and load up on it so that she remained full for hours after. A typical breakfast for her was oatmeal with eggs and avocado. Eggs and oatmeal are a common combination for athletes and weightlifters because of the high protein/carb combination.
Click here for the original article

And there you have it! Personally, I got addicted to Chinese Pu Erh tea. I’ll prolly go back to drinking it again everyday. By the way there’s a proper way of drinking tea and I’ll blog it anytime soon. Also I’m planning to do my food groceries again and stop buying fast food. It’s just sometimes I can’t stop myself from eating fried or garlic rice for breakfast with scrambled eggs or my Mc Donald’s brekky craving such as the Egg Mc muffin and then I put hashbrown together with the cheese and egg.

But guys, eating healthy is not about depriving yourself from your favorite foods. It’s just that I believe we can start that little by little then perhaps it’s best to schedule a cheat day. Don’t you think?
Well guys I hope this blog gave you an idea how you can start eating healthy and how are you going to incorporate those healthy food in your usual diet. Thanks again for reading! 😉

No Makeup MakeUp look

So today I decided to stick to nude colors to achieve this No MakeUp MakeUp Look.  I did not put too much on my eyes today and skipped the eye liner. But for my eye brows I have to fill in all the spaces there since I also colored it when I dyed my hair and it looks like I don’t have my eye brows. (I miss my old eye brows)

img_0276Also, I had my hair braided today by one of my friends at work (thanks Jenn!). I have listed below the products that I have used for today’s No Makeup Makeup Look.
img_0277Eyebrows: BYS Eye Shadow Powder
Eyelids: LA Girl Nude Eye Shadow Palette
Eye lashes: Maybelline HyperCurl
Lippie: Maybelline Matte lipstick in Darlingly Nude
Cheeks:Revlon Matte Balm in Showy
Contour: BYS Eye Shadow Powder
Face: NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation
That’s all for today. Just a quick tip, this No MakeUp Makeup Look always depends on your skin tone and don’t ever ever skip the blush and the lips. You don’t want to look sick. The goal is to look effortlessly natural and fresh. I want to hear more of your ideas by leaving it on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Tuesday Top 3: Must-Rush Makeup

Back in my high school days I remember that I’m really not into so much makeup. When I stepped into junior high I started fixing myself and my must-haves are: lip balm, face powder and sometimes an eye liner and that’s it!

Growing up I discover new stuff about beauty and it’s just overwhelming that nowadays there are lot of stuff that you can put on your face especially makeup. It’s as fast-paced as technology.

Way back then, makeup is just about covering imperfections and enhance a few features on the face. But now, there’s contouring, strobing and etcetera! And sometimes when I do my basic makeup, the basic doesn’t feel so basic anymore. I put on my concealer, foundation powder, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, blush, lipstick and sometimes even contour!

There also those in-a-rush days or lazy days wherein I don’t really pay much attention to my face but still care to look presentable. Or rather put an effort not looking pale or sick.

  1. Eye brow pencil
    The eye brows literally frames the face and it can actually do a manor change on how your face actually looks. Personally, I go from my natural shaped eye brows with a slight arch to full eye brows. Depending on my mood actually.

    I’m not really particular when it comes to brand of eye brow pencil but A few good brands that I have used are NYX, BYS and Clinique. I was supposed to put mascara here but… Eye lashes doesn’t really have a huge face framing factor unlike your eye brows which really is a game changer. #EyeBrowsForLife
  2. Foundation powder
    I am literally the Queen of Oiliness. And I just can’t go on with my life without a good foundation powder that will help me get through the day with minimal touch ups.
    Right now I am using NYX Stay Matte not Flat Powder Foundation and ELF Two-way Foundation Powder.
  3. Lipstick
    I’m a sick-looking kid without lipstick. That’s why I make sure I always have one one on me. For a bolder look I always go for those shades that are dark red, burgundy or close to maroon. I’m not into shiny lippies. I actually go with something creamy to matte finish. And I double the duty by applying it as a blush too.

    Right now my dual purpose lipsticks are Revlon Matte Balm in Showy and Maybelline Matte lipstick in Ravishing Rose and my go-to red lippies up to date are Jordana Matte lipstick in Berry and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague. (Disclaimer: Prague is not actually red. It’s actually dark pink in color. And it may look red for some)

And that’s for my Tuesday Top 3 for this week. I want to know your top 3 makeup must-haves too and your makeup recommendations for those lazy days by sharing it on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

App of the week: PicsArt

Been using PicsArt for the longest time I can remember. But I think the first time that I used it was with my Nexus 7 tablet and been enjoying editing a lot!
Though it’s not as the same pro level like the Adobe Photoshop but it’s good to have one on your phone and on your tablet.
I, hereby dub PicsArt as the App of the week! I personally think that it’s actually my phone’s App of it’s entire existence! From making your own drawing, special effects or filters on your photos, photo collage, various unique clip arts and fonts. You just can’t get enough! Recently, I just updated PicsArt and they have this additional feature called Magic. Here are the sample edited photos below.

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It looks like an innovated Andy Warhol effect on those photos. And if you’re just as creative as me and you’re blogging too, PicsArt is really really the app for you.

Five Friday Faves: Beauty hacks

When it comes to products. Not only beauty products, I believe that it has lots of use and it can become an instant remedy. I’m talking about general stuff here guys. But since this is a beauty blog, I want to share some hacks that I’ve learned through the years that I have applied personally. Let’s get started!

1. Dried up eye liner pencil?
Use a lighter to heat your eye liner pencil for just a few seconds only. The heat will slightly melt the eye liner, making it easier for you to apply it again on your eye brows or eye lids. Remember: heat it for a few seconds only!

2. Broken eye shadow palette?
Head to your toiletries and get your alcohol (isopropyl or ethyl, it doesn’t matter). Pour it on the broken eye shadow palette and piece it together and flatten it with your fingers. Leave it for 30-50minutes until it totally dries up. Voila! You’ve got your eye shadow palette pieced back together again!
TIP: You can also use the same technique on a broken foundation face powder.

 

3. Hair and scalp too oily and sweaty?
Now this I sweat it really works for me especially when I’m done with my workout and I don’t want the feeling of oily and sweaty hair and scalp. Grab a baby powder and put a good amount in your palm if you have long hair. Then comb your hands on your hair and massage it. The powder will absorb the excess oil and sweat. No need to worry that it will leave white spots on your hair. As long as you’ll towel it off or even just a tissue, will do the trick! Plus this beauty hack gives your hair volume too!

 

4. Dry lips?
Of course you wouldn’t want to apply your lipstick on dried lips. There are instances that there’s this dryness even if you applied your lip balm. Then this means your lips needs a little exfoliating. You can apply your favorite lip balm or even a petroleum jelly on your lips then head to your kitchen’s cupboard to get a half teaspoon of sugar (or even less) then scrub it on your lips. This will help buff out the dead skin off from your lips then wipe it off with a tissue then you’re good to apply your lippie. And why sugar and not salt? Because sugar is somehow rounder than salt and incase your lips are chapped or wounded, at least the sugar won’t burn or sting. Got it? Good!

 

5. Almost dried up mascara?
Yep you’ve read almost because it this technique that I honestly use on my mascaras but I just have a feeling that it wouldn’t work on totally dried up mascaras. So last but but not least of my five fave hacks… Boil water enough for a tea or coffee cup. Once your poured the hot water on your cup, soak your mascara on the cup. Leave it for 15-20 minutes then remove it from the cup and dry it. Since your mascara was heated, it’s easier to apply it again on your lashes.

There you have it guys! It’s good to know these hacks for us ladies especially to my fellow beauty addicts out there because this is a matter of beauty emergency and we wouldn’t just want to throw our products away or just use it for it’s sole purpose only.

Also I want to know your ideas or if you have your beauty hacks too! I would love to read them and let’s share it with each other by leaving your comments below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Beauty fix: Face Mask

It’s been a hectic week for me and I’m pretty sure that you have experienced work-related or school-related stress. And don’t you just hate that if it shows ok the face? Honestly, no matter how much amount of makeup you put on to cover up especially the eye area, the tiredness will still show on your face or at least the makeup can slightly cover up but there’s this uneasy feeling on your face caused by stress.
To combat this, I sleep with a face mask on. And yeah, this year I’ve been addicted to Korean Face Mask. Like the one that you can see below.

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And I’ve been using the 365 Daily Mask from Watson’s. And it’s one of my favorites because it’s mild, hydrates my skin and VERY affordable! This one only cost me 55 pesos. And tonight I’m trying this Renewal and Anti-Oxidant mask also from Watson’s and this facial goodie is for only Php 27.50! And so far I am loving it!

I am a fan of using face masks coz it’s my easiest way to pamper my skin from all those dirt and stress and for not having a facial for several months now. It’s my beauty fix from tired skin. So when I wake up the next day your face feels moisturized and hydrated. I personally recommend that you should use one too. There are varieties of face masks that you can try with different benefits such as pore minimizing, whitening, anti aging and etcetera. But what I believe is that the most important factor there is the hydration of the face.

I would love to hear your beauty fix too by leaving it on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉