Miyerkules, Disyembre 07, 2011

Time to Make Up!

I just got home from SM Mall of Asia finding something to give for my Monita for tomorrow's Christmas Party. Yes, tomorrow is our Christmas party...that early. I was tired but something urges me to write a blog post..about my new set of make up. Not an extravagant set though but seeing them still excites me. I used to wear make up before but because of my hectic and stressful work (oh really?), I kind of left them behind. So now, with the influence of an office mate who retails make up brushes and a friend who is a a beauty blogger and a make up seller also, I've decided, it's time to go back to putting on some make up. So here's my basic set of make up. Btw, my peg for this is the natural look :)

Charm Kabuki Brush
 This Charm Kabuki Brush I bought from my office mate who retails Charm Make up brushes from Beauty and Minerals. Here is the link for her collection https://www.facebook.com/anlysiasin?ref=ts#!/media/set/?set=a.10150352445126717.349632.626566716&type=3.
Cover Girl Tru Blend Brozer..Easy Breezy..Cover Girl :)

Jane Be Pure Mineral Foundation
I bought Jane Be Pure Mineral Foundation from All Glammed Up! owned by a beauty blogger and a good friend of mine, Gelleesh. http://allglammedup.weebly.com/

ELF Healthy Glow Bronzer

So there, my new make up line I'm going to use tomorrow for our Cowboy-themed Christmas Party.

Ciao! Happy Make upping! :)

Huwebes, Disyembre 01, 2011

All Glammed Up's Christmas Giveaway: My First Time

I read that All Glammed Up, an online cosmetic shop that sells all-original cosmetics at very affordable and reasonable prices, is having a promo for this merry month of December. They are giving away Bath and Body Works Signature Collection: Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, Bath and Body Works Signature Collection: Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion and Bath and Body Works Signature Collection: Japanese Cherry Blossom Bubble Bath. Like how cool is that! 

So glamorously kikay :)
After finding out what their prizes are going to be, I decided to give it a crack. This is actually the reason behind this blog post. hehehe This is my first time joining any giveaway contest thru blogging and I hope that there is some sort of truth in the phrase "beginner's luck". Well then, let's just hope for the win, for the best, I mean..hihihi..

So for you girly girls and girls-at-heart who would also want to join All Glammed Up's Christmas Giveaway promo, just click this link to find out more of the mechanics! 

Good Lucky! :)

Linggo, Nobyembre 06, 2011

And I'm Off to Palawan (Part 2)

And I'm back for the second installment of our Palawan trip. Thank heavens it did not take 2 months for me to write this next blog post :)

So yun, after Underground River, we drove back to the plaza (same city but will take you 2 hours of driving-- that's how big Puerto Princesa City is), ate dinner and headed back to the hotel. After some rest, we geared for yet another night out-- Puerto Princesa Baywalk.


This day is dedicated for island hopping. Destination: Pandan Island, Snake Island and Starfish Island.

Pandan Island (Best Island among the three)
Snake Island
Snake Island pa din where we had lunch
Starfish Island is my favorite among the three because we had a lot fun taking pictures and wearing those Tahitian costumes which can be found there. :)

Don't you just love those grass skirts?

After this, we want back to the hotel na, had a bit of a rest and had dinner na at Balinsasayaw Restaurant.


The City Tour Day, on this day, we visited different well-known travel landmarks in the City of Puerto Princesa.

First stop is the Butterfly Garden (with other insects, too! :))

hihihi..wala lang :)

Baker's Hills where we bought pasalubong like Hopia and other sorts of sweets.

Then, to eat lunch, we visited Mitra's Garden. It is like Tagaytay's Picnic Grove, fresh air and very serene. Stayed there until 2pm then went straight to the Crocodile Farm.

After the tiring day tour, we had dinner at Haim Chicken Inato. This place was a surprise. It has this fancy restaurant ambiance but very affordable prices and not to mention the yummy-ness of the food they serve.


We then had a videoke night at Salo located at Legend Hotel. It's just sad that they are only open until 1am. Bitin tuloy kami sa pagbirit.


We spent our last hours in Puerto Princesa buying pasalubongs. We left the hotel at 2:00 pm and went on board at around 4pm.

Our stay at Palawan is capital F-U-N, although nakakaubos ng pera and may some sort of unpleasant happenings, it was all worth the experience. Truly, nothing beats travelling together with your friends (lalo na kung stressed-out ka sa work :)) I am looking forward for our next destination, hopefully, out-of-the-country na next time. Let's do this!

Martes, Nobyembre 01, 2011

And I'm Off to Palawan (Part 1)

After 8 months of waiting, October 13 has finally arrived! Gloomy, almost-stormy Thursday afternoon is the moment intended for our flight going to Palawan. Yes, Ukayero, together with some friends, visited Puerto Princesa, Palawan. We stayed there for 4 nights and 5 days. Oh di ba, bakasyon galore kami.

In case you don't know, Puerto Princesa is the home of the world-famous Subterranean River Park which is, by the way, nominated to be one of the new 7 wonders of nature. (www.new7wonders.com),

So yun na nga, let's go back to our Palawan trip na.. I was with my good friends Zarlyn, Cecil, Marlon and Alpha.

Zar, Me, Ces, Marlon, Phang
Yes, lulan kami ng Cebu Pacific. Flight's scheduled at 3:45pm so we were there at around 2:30 na since nag web check-in kami. Adhering to my goal to promote ukay items, outfits I wore during our Palawan trip are mostly my ukay finds. (naks, ako na ang propeta ng Ukay Ukay!).

So I wore a plaid long sleeves, an Ukay item I bought for P100  paired with my black satin shorts (featured on my previous post). Shoes from Mario D.boro.

The flight was delayed 2 times due to the bad weather, I guess. So we left Manila at around 5:30 pm na and arrived at Puerto Princesa almost after an hour.

Upon arrival at Puerto Princesa Airport,  sinundo kami ng van to get us to Marrianne Inn, where we would be staying for the rest of our vacay.

photo courtesy of myhoteldiscount.com

We stayed on their family room and got 2 extra bed to accomodate all 5 of us in 1 room.

The family room was quite spacious. Flat -screen TV, a cabinet and an intercom included. CR is malaki as well with hot and cold water. With very accomodating staff and personnel, staying at Marianne Inn is sulit talaga not to mention their free breakfast pa. :)

So after unpacking, nagretouch na kami to get ready for dinner and first night of party!!! Although medyo pagod, excitement overcame all of us.

And now we're ready for Puerto Princesa


For our first Palawan Dinner, we decided to go to Kinabuch's Grill and Bar.

We ordered sinigang na baboy, inihaw na liempo and croocodile meat ala bicol express. But ofcourse, palalagpasin ba naman namin ang dish na sikat sa Puerto Princesa, ang Tamilok. Pero to tone it down, we decided to order the breaded one para hindi naman kitang kita ang pagiging uod ng dish namen :)

while we were waiting for our order..smiling kahit starving

Crocodile Meat ala Bicol Express

Breaded Tamilok (worms) paired with a suka na sobrang nakakalasing :)
Edi after magpakabusog, it's time for us to have some drinks and to party!.. We headed to Tiki Restobar

The Stage
The Performers..hahaha!
TiKi Bar has got some very nice tribal interiors, large stage and very intriguing rest rooms.

Since may live band ang bar na ito, I  grabbed the chance to jam with them na din.. :) Come on, wala naman saking nakakakilala dito and malayo ito sa Maynila kaya I went for it. Besides, pinalabas nila na birthday ko that day (although malapit na din naman..justifying)

We had a lot of fun that night. We got drunk, we danced and partied a lot. Kami nga lang nageenjoy dun sa bar eh :) Meyo nagulat lang kami kasi may bayad ang ice and tissue sa bar na ito kaya mega save kami. Sayang din P10, pamasahe na yun pauwi sa hotel. We arrived at the hotel around 2:30am na. Onting linis and natulog na kami coz we would be having a long day the next day so we need to get some energeh!


We woke up at 8am, took a bath and went down for breakfast. Since ako ang nahuling nagising, ako din ang huling nakaligo at pinasunod na lang nila ako sa baba for breakfast. Such good friends, aren't they? :)

Breakfast to get us going...

Zar and Alpha enjoying the breakfast

For breakfast, we had rice, sunny side up, fish, longganisa, bulalo and coffee/milo. Since I'm still thrilled with what's happening, I wasn't able to finish all of them.

At 9:00, our driver, Kuya Danny arrived to bring us to the Underground River. Yey! Since, 5 lang kami, ang luwag luwag namin sa van. Alpha, the event coordinator (hahaha) is beside Kuya Danny asking whatever questions about the trip. I was on the 2nd row. Zar on the third and Ces and Marlon sa pinakalikod.

Tulog tulugan..

It was quite a long trip to the beach but since we were kind of amazed with what we are seeing, we had lots of stop overs to have a photo op.

Jump shot 1
Jump shot 2

Jump shot 3

And we arrived at Sabang Beach at around 11:00am. Kaso, according to Kuya Danny, 1pm pa ang alis ng bangka papunta sa Underground River so we decided to take a dip on the beach muna and have lunch.

Jump shot 4..madami kaming energy eh!
on our way to the Underground River

while we are waiting for our turn to go inside the cave..haist, tagal! :)

inside the cave...
I must say, going inside the  very mysterious Puerto Princesa Underground River is a great experience. I never thought I'd be having a great time looking at those stalagmites and stalactites and how they have formed into things we see everyday like vegetables and even dinosaurs :) You read it right, meron dung parang dino formation. Addition to the entertainment inside the cave are the tourist guides who give facts about the cave. The boat ride took about 30 minutes but I swear, hindi niyo mararamdaman na 30 mimutes na because of the awe na mafifeel niyo inside the cave.