Thursday, December 02, 2010

The End is Near...

I'm not talking about death here, my dears. What I mean is, the end of the year is speeding up... I failed at many things, like keeping up with my blogging. Come next year, I will do my best in maintaining my blog and updating you with stuff.
It's the second day of December and I wanna start writing consistently even before the year ends...
Here are a few updates:
We have a new baby at home and I'm the babysitter. Honey's mom adopted his cousin's baby.
Our old nanny/housekeeper is gone. So, I am always left at home with all the tiring chores.
I am still teaching at home. Tiring, yes; but it is fun.
A couple of weeks ago, I got reunited with my High School friends and batchmates. Guess what? my supposed-to-be love was very happy to be able to keep in touch with me after almost 10 years...
I bought some stuff from the Fanny Serrano line of cosmetics. I will be using them on my friend who will get married on Saturday.
I am so exhausted and lifeless as I write this entry. I need to unwind. I need a break. A date, maybe?
Can someone suggest some good ways on how I could relieve myself from stress? I am really almost giving up! ='''s
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Been Away for Too Long... =(

I am overly busy these days... I have a lot to blog about, but I don't have the time since my schedule is jam-packed (lots of students... no nanny... a new baby at home )... I will do my best to update you before the end of November... Wish me a lot of luck!!! ^__^ Fighting!!! Blog Signature2

Saturday, October 30, 2010

♥♥♥ Happy Birthday, Honey! ♥♥♥

It's my Honey's birthday today! I made a simple present for him and I hope he likes it... ^__^ ♥♥♥ I ♥ you so much! ♥♥♥ !!! WARNING!!! Sorry if my voice is crappy... I knew that many people will be able to view and hear this, so I am so conscious while I was recording... =D What do you think? Please leave a comment! ^__^ Have a great weekend, lovelies!!! PS: I wish to update my blog more often but my schedule is getting jam-packed!!! To my new followers, WELCOME! ^__^
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Friday, October 15, 2010

What’s in My Make-Up Box? (Part 1: Face)

I don’t have much make-up like other people would think. I only have a few which I can work and experiment with.

Unlike most beauty bloggers out there, I don’t have expensive nor high-end brands in my box (Yes, box. Because I literally put them inside a box. You’ll find out later.)… Most of the popular make-up brands that I own were just given to me, like the two Lancome eyeshadow palettes that I have (which, was given to me by my grandmother).

Yes, yes, they are inside a Disney Princess Box. ^__^

Warning: Don’t be surprised with what’s inside my box (is it a Pandora’s box? Hehehe…)… I hope you enjoy my post. =D

(I decided to divide the post into parts… hehehe… =D)

Let’s start with the products that I use for the face…

I tried using Garnier on the very first day of August, because I ran out of my HG Skinfood Aloe Sun BB Cream (which is an all-in-one for me). My budget isn’t enough to get me another tube of that precious BB Cream (which lasted me a long 10 months!). So, I bought a sachet in Mini Stop to bring it to our “Last Hurrah”. Me don’t wanna dry up and me wanna keep moisturized, so I tried it. Before Garnier, I tried Myra Facial Moisturizer but it gave me pimples and it made my face oily. As a confession, I have never used moisturizers in college because I am clueless on what is suitable for me. I was also too busy to care about skin care routines. To be honest, in college, I only needed body lotion and cologne, aside from make-up. When I started working, I decided to get myself a moisturizer because I am already in my 20’s and wrinkles would start drawing soon. That’s when I tried out Myra Facial Moisturizer. I gave up for a while but reading blogs and watching Youtube gurus with their flawless and wrinkleless faces made me make a stand. I HAVE TO GET A MOISTURIZER!!! =D

*Mini Rant*
The next day of our “Last Hurrah”, we all went back to Manila (all the way from Laguna) to work. It was a Monday. And guess what? When I opened make make-up pouch, some of the product have spilled!!! Oh well, that’s the downside of products in sachets… you can carry them anywhere but you have to be aware that once you open them, you have to either transfer the contents to a resealable pouch or a small plastic container. =’(

So far, I am loving it and I am still using it until now. It did lighten my skin without making my face look too white. I haven’t bought a tube yet, but I always grab a sachet. =D

I bought this product last September. Since I don’t have any liquid foundations and make-up base or face primers or stuff like that, I still can’t get over using the BB cream. It is so multi-functional for me, acting as a blemish concealer and make-up base/ foundation. So, I decided to look for an alternative to my Skinfood Aloe Sun BB Cream. I read stuff about Purederm BB Creams and products on some blogs and got interested. So, when I got my first salary for my home-based job, I shot my Honey the twinkle-twinkle-little-stars-eyes and convinced him to go to Watson’s before heading home. He couldn’t resist me because of my cuteness… hahaha! Joke! I found another BB Cream being sold at Watson’s but there was no one there to talk to. I saw the small stand filled with Purederm products and a lady talked me into buying it. At first, I was not at all convinced, because she was not that really convincing. I decided and relied on the blogs that I read.

*Mini Rant*
Actually, the lady was quite annoying, she was blabbing too much that she was already saying things that were not supposed to be said (like, the company gave them products to test themselves but she sold them because she doesn’t have money… Irrelevant, isn’t it? And she went with me to the counter to get the number of the product and she was still convincing me about the effects of their BB Cream. I was like “Hello! It’s my second time to use BB Cream already. I researched on it even before the first time I bought it.” But don’t think of me as rude, I didn’t tell that to her face, I just said it in my mind… hehehe… It’s just a bit irritating because she was blabbering too much. No good. Not a good trait for a salesperson. Anyway, although she wasn’t good in sales, I still bought the product.

Don’t worry, I didn’t nag at the girl. I NICELY talked to her. =)

I bought it and giddily went home with my new baby. It took me a week before I could ever use it. Why? Because I stay home and didn’t use make-up that often. When I first tried it, I was so happy with my purchase because it worked well with my skin tone. =)

I will make a review on it next time. ^__^

Garnier Light Moisturizing Cream + Purederm Magic BB Cream = Love!

I used to buy pressed powder from Avon and I loved their Simply Pretty Line. Actually I have been using Avon products since high school. When my grandmother would order her skin care products, sometimes, she asks me what I want or need. Sometimes, she would just buy me some things. That’s when I first started using pressed powders and lip balms. Way back in high school, I only use pressed powder (or loose baby powder) and lip balm (sometimes sheer pink lipstick). Contrary to my classmates and teachers’ beliefs that I shave my brows and line my eyes, the only beauty routine (?) I had in high school were that. Shaving brows and putting on make-up was not allowed in our school. Some students don’t follow but it’s safer to go by the rules (Am I not a goody-two shoes? =D).

I continued using Avon pressed powder for teens until college. So, imagine that… I’ve been using it for 11 years! Four years in high school, one year in Business Administration (my first course which I eventually gave up because it wasn’t really my passion), a year when I stopped schooling (and tried to work in a fast food but failed because of some reasons), another four years in Secondary Education (which I finished last 2008), and another year when I started working after graduation.

I just stopped purchasing the product because I don’t know much Avon dealers near our place. So, by May this year, Honey convinced me to just buy a pressed powder in the department store, because it is more convenient.

*Mini Rant*
I think Honey finds it inconvenient to pre-order from a dealer and get frustrated if my order is out of stock after waiting a lot. Besides, he’s the kind of guy that “if you want to something and you really need it or like it, buy it right away”. He doesn’t want to hear me rant things like “I wish I bought it” and stuff like that… He’s not an impulse-buyer, but he’s just the “whatever-makes-you-happy” kind of guy. Hehehe…

I got the shade “Honey” (ironic? XD), which I think is just right for my complexion. It didn’t give me break-outs. It gives a smooth finish to my skin. I have hit the pan twice and I think of getting another one next time. ^__^

By the way, Honey is better at bargain shopping than me. ^__~

Maybelline Clear Smooth Pressed Powder and Purederm Magic BB Cream

I bought this last year, because I was out of blusher and a special occasion in our church was coming. I don’t have time to go shopping that time and I don’t have anyone to shop with. I passed by a local beauty supplies shop (HBC) and decided to give their products a try. I was looking for the hair product that Honey’s mom bought once. Unfortunately, they don’t have a big bottle of it and they only have the ones in sachet available. I remembered that I needed a few products for myself. When I saw their New San-San Collection, I was drawn by the pretty colors and cases. The nice and cheerful sales lady told me that their new blush suits my skin tone. It was a gradient of three lovely colors: pink, lighter pink and peach. I also looked for a pink lipstick. After getting some things, which costs me less than P500, they gave me some freebies. ^__^

*Mini Rant*
Hitting the pan already!!! Gotta decide on what to buy soon!!! Must be good for my coming wedding… Any suggestions? =)

I am always in-love with pink, coral and peach blushes because they give me that nice glow, in my my opinion. My skin tone isn’t too white to be using too much pink but it isn’t too dark either. You can judge it from the pictures that I post here in my blog… =D

Another HBC product but the targets of this line are tweens. This one was given to me by my Honey’s sister. She used to love it but when she found another blush love, she gave it to me. It was slightly used, with the pressed powder still full. All of the three pans contain cute pink-colored lip crème, cheek blush and yes, pressed powder. I don’t like using the pressed powder as it is supposed to be, since I am not that fair-skinned. =D

*Mini Rant*
Hmmm… I think what I I don’t like about this that the sponge is too sponge-y, it feels rough and the texture reminds me of scotch-brite. The brushes are too small, too. Yet, I understand that these are for, well, TWEENS. XD

The packaging is cute. It’s got a big mirror that you can use to see your whole face. The colors are so girly, and I think they suit me. Compact if you just want to stick to the “face powder-blush-lipgloss” routine, but too bulky if you are going to include it with your other essentials in your make-up bag. The pressed powder is pink and it doesn’t suit my skin tone, so, I use it as blush sometimes, to just give me a little glow when I am not in the mood to put on make-up. ^__~

Pink Power!!!

So that’s it for my “What’s in my Make-up Box” post. Next post will be about what I use for my eyes. Stay tuned! ^__~

P.S: Welcome to my new followers (Yay!!! 41 lovely followers!!!). Sorry I am not a good blogger but I am trying. I am busy with my classes (I’m a teacher) and wedding preparations. I hope you understand. =)

I will try to keep up with blogging. =)

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Back to Childhood Days...

Earlier (Actually, that was since last week... and then I got very sick and I when I got better, the lazy bug bit me and that's about it!), I was thinking of doing a tutorial on my simple everyday make-up Gyaru-style. I didn't have the time to do so because after I have ironed and fixed my hair into cute pigtails, I thought of doing it after my class, after which, I have an hour break.
Now, What happened???
Honey came home I was actually annoyed at him screaming my name all over again. It is so annoying because he knew that I have just finished my class that time. The annoyed me immediately went down after I have finished fixing my templates and reports. And there he was, with his nasty cigar smell, pointing at the table. Guess what is it... Kimbap from Kaya Restaurant! Yippee!!! I gave some to his brother and uncle but they just tried them. I ate the rest. I should be happy but I was quite disappointed with it. The last time I took home kimbap from that same restaurant, everyone was satisfied. I can't even put one slice in my mouth. But now, the slices had become thinner and the taste was rather bland. I think Honey thought I was joking that it didn't taste good. I am serious. It really didn't. I didn't finish all of them because they were yummy, but I finished all of them because I am just plain H-U-N-G-R-Y! Better read that word. XD I love kimbap so much that I know how delicious kimbap taste like.
Kaya Restaurant's Kimbap
So, out of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, I'd give it a bad ♥♥♥♥. ='''( So, that was the reason why I wasn't able to film a tutorial. Gosh... When will I ever get things done? ='''( I still have almost one and a half hour to film a tutorial. What do you think? Nah! Maybe I should do it tomorrow morning. =D With regards to my hair for today, one of my students found it cute. Hehehe... That's it for tonight! Hope for another post later! ^__~
FOTD: Like a little child's glow... =D
Kimchi! ^__^
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Monday, October 04, 2010

I'm Such a Bad Blogger... =(

Yeah, I know. I am. I have not been blogging much and I have a lot of plans. I wanna write, make videos and many sorts of stuff but I can't because I have other things to do. Add the fact that I got very sick recently... ='''( So today, I am promising myself that I will try to accomplish my plans, whatever it takes. Aja! Fighting! I can do it! ^__^ I should be happy because as of today, I already have 40 followers! Imagine that? 40 followers... I don't even get to write some stuff... I am not that happy, I am ashamed of myself for having 40 followers that don't get to read much on my blog... I am so sorry, my followers, I've been such a bad blogger... but I do love you with all my heart!


But don't worry, I will do my best to be a better blogger for my 40 precious followers...

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Woody and Aki's Facebook Page!!!

Yipee!!! Woody and Aki has their own Facebook page already!!!
Check out their cute FB page! ^__^
Click this link to view and "like"!!!
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Guess the Wedding Theme

On this post, I'd give a hint of what our wedding theme would be... Can anyone guess what this is? Gotta start working on it... 6 months to go!!! Blog Signature2

Friday, September 03, 2010

Will be back SOON!!!

Hello there! I haven't been blogging for a long time. I feel that I have to end the hiatus after organizing stuff for my home-based job. And I assure you that when I return, I'm gonna be writing a lot! ^__^ I might also make some make-up tutorials... Any requests? ^__^ See you all soon! Have a great weekend! ^__^ Blog Signature2

Sunday, August 22, 2010

In a Daze of Confusion

I'm completely confused over things now.
I have been ranting about my current job condition for almost half of year 2010. A lot of ridiculous changes took place and many people had been complaining about it already. Had it not because of the job that we have for the moment, others would not stay. Others have kids and families to support and feed, and are very anxious to make another step. Practicality, as we all say.
The work condition has gone far from worse, which, in turn, made me come to a decision. When I say worse, what I mean is, I almost have no time to eat, no time to go pee and all sorts of stuff that are risky for my not-so-good health. I am getting tired of the routine, and the people that I work with are now irritating, compared to the past. I do love my job. It is my life. But how can I survive if the "life" that I'm living for would eventually kill the living life out of me. Got the point? So, I decided to be an office-girl to a home-based girl. I haven't started yet, but I will soon. I have been interviewed this morning and the owner of the company likes me that he wanted me to start immediately.
Our friend, who works for the same company as the manager (and was our officemate and trainee of my fiance), informed me about impending risks, since some students wanted to have sample classes with me on Monday. Problem is, I haven't passed a resignation letter yet. Also, I just can't leave without saying goodbye to my students. I dearly love them so much.
I am now confused because I don't know if I really made the right decision. I am still anxious because Honey hasn't found a new job yet. If I wait for another two weeks (two weeks notice/resignation effectivity), I might miss the chance to get my own students and not earn that much (the owner said "more students, more money). I am worried now. I am worried because if we don't earn enough, we might not get enough funds for our wedding. =(
I wish I really made the right decision. I wish Honey could easily get a job. If not, our wedding would have to be postponed again.
I hope my current students go with me to my new company so we can continue the bond that we had.... I also hope that this decision is right, that it would help me become more productive. God help me....
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Monday, August 16, 2010

A Few Days Before My Birthday...

It's already Monday. I told myself that I'd lock myself up in my room and do important stuff for my classes. I also told myself that I'd try to blog this weekend. Well, guess what? It was a big fail. =(
I'd still try to make some posts before my birthday comes. I got to do a lot of things before Thursday.
Wish me luck, guys. =)
FOTD 081610: Office Make-up
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Friday, August 13, 2010

My Very First Photoshop Project: My Very Own Blog Signature

Whoopee! I finally made it!!! ^_^
This is my first Photoshop project. A finished one. Hehe. I never could have done it without Sam's help (during the "Last Hurrah!" Hahaha!)
Just a quick post trying to test out my blog signature...
To blog soon... maybe this weekend... =D
Signing out! Sweet dreams, everyone! ^__^
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Angel is MIA!!! Sorry!!!

Sorry guys, I'm MIA these days... I should be blogging more because it's my birthday month.
There's just many things going on at work.... It's all about work, work, WORK!!!
I will blog about many things soon...
Don't worry, I'll try to blog this weekend.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Back from the Last Hurrah

First Monday of August.
Gotta start fresh.
I am still a bit tired and sleepy from our outing yesterday. We only took an hour of sleep in our friend's place when we got back to Manila. Although I slept a lot last night, I still feel tired. I'm on my third day of my "Magic Days".
Honey and Me... ^__^
The place was kinda homey. When I first entered the kitchen and bathroom, it smelled like my grandfather's old house in Sta. Mesa. It looks kinda old but safe enough to leave our stuff like our laptops and cell phones around. =)
My bare face... I look so darn pale... No Make-up + sick = UBER PALE!
Eros and Hyun-Ae... Eros is Sam's laptop. Hyun-Ae is mine. ^__^
Me and the Girls
At lunch, resident cook Ate Anne prepared a dish of delicious Pork Sinigang. They also fried some fresh tilapia. The lunch was so heavenly! I wanted to eat more but I was not feeling good. This phase irks my appetite. Ate Anne knew and noticed that I wasn't feeling good and checked if I got the medicine in her purse. I said yes. and took it just before lunch. =)
The Pork Sinigang Girls
After eating lunch, the people immediately fixed the table and washed the dishes. Some, like me, jumped into the pool. I was careful not to diffuse red stuff everywhere! Hahaha!
Sam said I looked like a doll... A pale-faced doll, in my opinion! Hahaha!
Before jumping to the pool... Hehehe...
Me and Hyun-Ae, blogging and checking if Ms. Kim, our former Vice President is online...
Video Stills... looked as if Honey made me cry... I just fell from a piggyback! Hahaha!
Two friends arrived around three in the afternoon. =)
Me and Lana
The Jochspike Loveteam... in real life! ^__^
Stolen shots of the Tweetarts... So cute couple!
E-Lamp Boys... Spike! Look!
It was so fun. In the afternoon, the pool was turned into a swimming school... Big Mark and my Honey turned into swimming instructors. Imagine, from English Teachers cum Trainers to Swimming Instructors. Pretty versatile, eh? Hahaha!
They also became cooks! Big Mark, Honey and Cherrie's hubby helped in preparing and grilling the fishies. Boys barbecued yummy marinated pork! Talk about Cherrie's hubby, he's cool! I'm not sure if it's the first time everyone met him but he was very nice to and open to everyone. We all like him. ^__^
Honey holding the pork
At dinnertime, everyone loved the pork barbecue, milkfish and tilapia. How I wished it'll always be like that fun!
I took a bath and changed to dry clothes right away after eating dinner. Some had strawberry vodka but I decided to doze off because I wasn't really feeling well. I also have to go to work today, remembering that I've got lots of students this month.
At around 11:30 PM, I woke up to the sound of my funny recording for Yo, Bo!. I got off bed and sat beside Sam, who was uploading some of the pics she had taken in the afternoon. I wanted to go online and prepare my comments for today's classes but I was tired and sick to do so. I went back to bed while honey started preparing the things he will use for his special macaroni soup. ^__^
I don't know what time it was but he tried to wake me up so I could have some soup. I told him "later". Later on, Big Mark was waking everybody so we could eat, pack and prepare for our journey back to reality, er, Manila. =D
We were supposed to go straight to the office but we thought it was too early. We dropped off at Ate Anne's place and immediately fell asleep for an hour. She woke us up because the Manong Henry had to open the office at 10:00. We had breakfast part 2 and prepared to go to work.
On our way to work, I asked, "Can I NOT go to work today?". I feel so tired, sleepy and slightly depressed with all the changes happening around me. Instead, they encouraged me to stay patient and just think of myself lucky because I still have a job for a month. *Stop.* *Will not rant on this wonderful post.*
I'm happy to start my Birthday month with these friends. =)
Hope there's part two. ^__^

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Swimming Fail

I'm on an outing now.
Sad to say, almost everyone is jumping on to the pool. Me? Here, blogging. don't get me wrong. I love blogging. But I also love swimming. I can't go to the pool now. I am on my second day of Magic Days! =S
How do I ever get to the pool with this? Darn. I can't get in and out of the pool... =(
FOTD 080110: No Make-up!
I would just sing my heart out an go to the pool later... =D
Have a great weekend, guys! I'll keep you updated once in a while. ^__~

Friday, July 30, 2010

Teaching 101

I used to be a student and if I'll be given another chance to study, I'll keep going back to school to learn more.
I have a passion in both learning and teaching. Guess I'm really meant to be a teacher.
If you want to be a good teacher, remember this:
Learn to respect your student.
Better start with something as simple as that. =)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Random Stuff... =D

I can't stop writing, although I mentioned in my previous post that I'll do so. XD
So, I'd write about random stuff...
One of my former students, which I really love, sent me an e-mail. It makes me so happy receiving messages from people that appreciate me. ^__^
I miss you too, Ivy! ^__^
My online shop is still pending. I can't work on it yet because I am still trying to figure out the basics for such business. I'll sell different sorts of stuff. I'll sell authentic make-up from the US (MAC, NYX, etc.), clothes, accessories and gadgets. So if someone out there is reading about this sentiment of mine, please help me out. Please, please, please!!! O___O
I left Hyun-Ae with Honey's mom today. I don't have to worry that much. I'm pretty sure she's having tons of fun playing Plants Vs. Zombies. ^__^
Talk about Hyun-Ae, I've got some programs installed in her. I got Photoshop, Sony Vegas and Acoustica MP3 Mixer. Problem is, I still can't work with them because I still don't know how to use them. =D
Can someone help me? I plan to edit pictures for Honey and I plan to design our own wedding stationary. ^__^
I hope someone could help me with Photoshop, Sony Vegas and Acoustica MP3 Mixer... =)
I'm hoping God send me an Angel who could help me with some of the things I mentioned here... =D
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