August 2016 Favorites

August is over and you know what that means…. our monthly favorites!πŸ˜… There’s not much skin care and cosmetics in this post. I’m saving them for full reviews for the coming weeks. Lately I’m more obsessed with Youtube and music.

Skin and Body Care

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Been using this for the whole month of August. I’m taking a break from my favorite cleanser again. I was wandering at the personal care section in a supermarket. This is decent in my opinion compared to other brands there. I’m going to have a full review on this next week.

Dove Lemon Body Wash
A body wash with lemon-y scent. Perfect in the morning to wake me up and boost my mood. It’s non drying. It doesnt leave film unlike the Dove bar soap. I recommend using citrus scented bath products in the morning.


Makeup

Menow Kiss Proof
This lipstick has been my favorite for many months. I forgot which shade I got but it’s the perfect brown nude for me. It’s matte finish so you better moisturize before applying it. It lasts all day even when I eat and drink. It’s so affordable too. My sister got it for less than 150 pesos ($3). The only downside is it needs to be sharpened.

Catrice Eyebrow Stylist in 030

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An impulse buy because I always feel pressured when a sales associate is near my personal space. Somehow I’m glad that I got one. I go ham on my brows especially if a pencil is waxy like the jumbo eyebrow pencil from E.L.F. This Catrice pencil is made of wax too but the application is light and natural. I’ll post a full review on this soon!


Fragrance

Bench Bambino It’s Safe For Me Cologne

cpc1100b_3It will always be my favorite. I’m using it since 2010 in high school. It has powdery / baby scent. It’s a fresh scent for me like a baby just had bath. I dont know how to describe it exactly so I got the description on their website.Β  A mixture of powder-floral fragrance with hints of fruits and sweet musky drydown. It lasts all day and it’s only below 200 pesos ($3). My classmates asked me what my perfume was. A friend actually bought one too.


Food

Reese’s Peanutbutter Cups
I eat a cup after dinner in moderation like once a week. It’s little treat. It’s like the Filipino chocnut but in bigger size.☺


Youtubers

Shane Dawson
I’m really into his conspiracy theories and trying out food menu. His conspiracy theories made me curious and sometimes they scare me. I like the 9/11 and Scary Plane Crashes. I like his food videos too because they’re always funny. One thing that really had me cracking up was the French Fry Challenge: link here

SariReanna
I’m still on a hunt for full coverage foundation. Sari Reanna has a lot of first impression videos on them. I like to watch youtubers with acne prone skin like me when it comes to foundation and concealer… because they have honest and accurate opinion. You can see if it has full coverage or not. Unlike those that dont even have a blemish claiming something’s full coverage. Like really?


Music

Green Day

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Yup, their songs are still stuck in my head. Especially this month because they released a new single, Bang Bang. It’s on their Facebook page and Spotify. The rhythm reminds me of American Idiot and their older albums. That’s what I like!!! They have a new album and you can preorder it now. New album. I guess that means they’ll have a world tour…… hopefully Manila will be included. Pleaseeeee.

A1a1
We saw Backstreet Boys and Westlife. Our list is not yet complete but finally ticketnet announced A1 is coming back to Manila. I was waiting for them. I’m a fan since the late 90s. I was in kinder or grade school back then. We already bought tickets. We’re so excited to see them and hear their hits live!☺

The Chainsmokers
imagesWe saw them last August 19 and it’s one of the best out of all the EDM events we went to. What I like about their songs is you can dance and sing along to them. If you’re following me on Instagram, I’m sorry if I fangirled too much and for filling your newsfeed with photos and videos from that night.πŸ‘

That is it you guys. Do we have any similar favorite this month?

πŸ’«Β Dont forget to join my international BB cream giveaway. It will end tonight at 10pm Philippine time.☺ click here to joinπŸ’«

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June – July 2016 Favorites

It took a while for us to select these products. I combined them because I didnt want to make a short post. I use the same routine but I added new items. Products for sunburn and skin repairing. I also included my favorite food and music.


Skin Care

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Skinlite Makeup Remover Wipes
Etude House Every Month Cleansing Tissue is always sold out in stores. This became my favorite. Purederm is its sister company. It has 30 sheets for 89 pesos ($2) only. How affordable is that? It removes my makeup with just one sheet. It’s in plastic packaging and box. You’re sure that they wont dry out. It’s always available in Landmark Department Stores.

SKQIN Dual Sissi Mask (Gold & Silver)
I felt that my skin wants extra hydration. These masks fit my face shape perfectly. It wont slide off. I can move freely. It moisturizes skin like a baby’s bum.

Gloria’s Lavender Soap
My sister bought a soap set during our Boracay trip. The first thing we used was the lavender soap. We’re using it until now that we’re back home. We are obsessed with lavender. Even our diffuser is in that scent.

Foodaholic Snail 100 Soothing Gel
This gel helped to soothe our sunburn. It calms the skin right away. Instantly, like few seconds after application. We use it for the whole body because it’s not sticky. No residue and it feels like we didnt apply anything.

My sister knows that I love snail. She saw me using TM’s line in 2011. She finally tried the magic of snail slime. Her sunburn and peeling on the face got better in just 2 days of using Foodaholic Snail Soothing Gel. She loves it now!

Rucy’s Vanity Whitening Lotion
I bought foundation and it matches my face skin tone. But my neck, chest, arms and legs became dark when we went to the beach. I’m using this lotion on my neck and chest. Hoping it would at least help to whiten those areas.

Most products in this post are for hydration. My skin felt super dry when we’re in the plane. Probably because of the pressure and lack of air. I could really feel it and it’s uncomfortable.


Food

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Fries
I kept on eating fries these past few days. I know it’s unhealthy. I’m trying to control myself. I’m craving for Potato Corner’s cheese flavor and McDonald’s. Aaaah. So good!

Dunkin Donut Choco Butternut
My all time favorite donut. It’s just right and not too sweet. They said choco butternut is now in the premium line. It just got thicker. Nothing changed with its taste.


Music

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Green Day
I’ve been listening to Green Day songs lately….. as in everyday. Some of my favorites; Give Me Novacaine, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, American Idiot, Wake Me Up When September Ends, 21 Guns, Holiday, Good Riddance, Basket Case and the 9-minute song, Jesus of Suburbia. I grew up listening to them. I want to see them live someday. Their fans say they sound so good in live concerts. Punk rock will always have a special place in my heart. One of my most favorite genres.


What were you obsessing on for this month?

Food/Drink Gift Ideas Under Php500 ($10)

Hello everyone! It’s like I’m doing blogmas but not really. I just
have a lot of gift ideas I want to share with you. The easiest and safest gift that you can give is food/drink. Everyone loves them. Just a warning, you might feel hungry just by looking at the photos below. ;)]

I went to the grocery today and searched for some products that I think are perfect gifts.. I also checked out their prices. They’re very accessible since you can probably get themΒ at your nearest supermarket. πŸ™‚

CHOCOLATE
You can never go wrong with this one! Everyone loves chocolate! Including the guy from a SpongeBob episode.

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate – 43 pesos
Before anything else, this is my favorite chocolate brand. I gave some to the people I met during my internship and they were happy about it. This is the perfect gift for your friends and officemates. It’s very affordable! You can get these in a pack of 6.

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Pepero 36g x 6 packs – 275 pesos
Who says you can only give and receive pepero every 11th of November? It’s a perfect gift for the whole family even for Christmas! Available in Cookie, White Almond and Original.
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Lindt Lindor Truffle Heart Tin Swarovski – 314.50 pesos
I remember the first time I had a piece of Lindt. It’s one of the best chocolates I’ve ever eaten. The quality is so good. You’ll know when you’re tasting it. Plus who doesn’t want to receive chocolates in a heart-shaped case with swarovski touches? Very classy! πŸ™‚
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Lindt Irresistibly Smooth – 404.80 pesos for 200g
From the same brand but in boxes. You can choose from assorted or milk chocolate. The boxes are in red and gold which are holiday colors. πŸ™‚
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Ferrero Collection (15 pieces) – 362 pesos
Seriously guys, who doesn’t know Ferrero? It’s known for its yummy chocolate and eye-catching gold packaging.

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TEA
Tea became a trend this year, with milk or just pure tea. There are tea shops opening in Manila. It has lower caffeine content compared to coffee depending on the type you choose. So why not try to make a tea at home? It’s a great at-home-spa treatment. It’s relaxing and detoxifying.

Teapigs – 325 pesos for 22.5g
Available in Pure Lemongrass, Early Grey, English Breakfast, Grean Tea with Mint and Chai tea. I have seen a lot of my favorite youtubers mention this brand in their favorites video including Zoella. Click here for more info.

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Twinings Loose Tea – 324 pesos
Twinings is already a well-known tea brand here. A lot of people are raving about it so it’s definitely a must-try. You can also see how light/strong the flavor is on the label below. πŸ™‚
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Twinings Tea Bag (25 pieces) – 231.55 pesos
For a quicker tea time, there’s also a range of tea bags. Click here for more info.

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FRUIT JAM
A nice gift for people who love to have an English breakfast… or simply who loves bread. Jams can also be used for pancakes, crepes, cakes, other baked goodies, yogurt and many more. πŸ™‚

The Fruit Garden Luxury Jams (6 assorted) – 395 pesos
A classy and high quality addition to your food and dessert. Each set contains 6 assorted flavors and they’re 30g /jar. Just by looking at the packaging, you know it’s a great gift for your loved ones.

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other gift ideas:

Gifts under Php200 – CLICK HERE!
Gender-Neutral gifts under Php 500 ($10) – CLICK HERE!
Gender-Neutral Gifts for Php1000 ($20) & Below – CLICK HERE!

I was addicted to cupcakes

I’ve been eating a lot of sweets two weeks ago. IDK why but cupcakes taste so good especially when you pair it with a cup of coffee. I cant stop eating! πŸ˜›

Here are some of the pics that I’ve taken this summer vacation.

My favorite cafe is Slice. It is located at Bonifacio High Street. They have another branch at the new mall in Global City which is SM Aura. (We’ll go there soon) This cafe is hard to beat especially their cupcakes! Cupcake stores have a lot of choices but some of them don’t taste good. πŸ˜› Slice Cafe’s cupcake flavors are just right or should I say perfect?

Here’s one of my favorites: Rocky Smores

My sister and I found another addiction: Vanilla Cupcake Bakery.

We suddenly got addicted to their Red Velvet icing. It’s super soft and Continue reading “I was addicted to cupcakes”

Rainy afternoon at Slice cafe. :)

Me and my sister planned to chill at High Street coz we missed Slice cafe. πŸ™‚ It’s a rainy afternoon. Summer is really over. I can feel that first day of school is coming closer and closer. 😦

 

So here’s the Slice cafe! πŸ™‚ This place is so relaxing. This is perfect for those who just want to relax and eat. πŸ™‚

 

We ordered our favorite Red Velvet cupcakes & Americano. πŸ™‚

So there you go. I hope you could check out this place! πŸ™‚

BTW, follow me on Instagram; cheonsadiana. I’ll follow back. πŸ˜‰

“Eat Pray Love” night

Tonight’s a good night. My sister and I decided to order 10-inch New York’s Finest and our favorite Spaghetti And Meatballs. We found out that the movie we watched months ago which is “Eat Pray Love” will be aired tonight on HBO. We remembered there were lots of scenes where the main actress ate pizza, pasta and other yummy foods. So we didn’t worry about watching it again. We didn’t crave too coz we have our own foods. LOL. We enjoyed watching and eating. Another bonding moment with my sis. πŸ˜€