Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Absolute New York Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Review

So this is the time for me to test the products that are laying on top of my "Products To Review" table!  I had a hard time testing on eyeliner pencils whenever I go out as I'm scared if the pencil liner fails me!  How could I go around with smudging eyeliner?  (Well, looking back, I did!  SO MANY TIMES!)  

Since my day is still packed with schedule and it gets more intense by the day, I tested the Absolute New York Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil for a full week!  So yes, I am walking around the house with ---

1. Tightlined eyes
2. Winged-liner
3. Natural looking eyeliner

Yup!  Done them all!

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Absolute New York Waterproof Gel Eyeliner 
A waterproof gel eye pencil that's designed to comfortably define your lash and waterline with a formula that's tug-free, long-wearing, and pigmented.Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Phthalate Free, Fragrance Free
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When you go on Absolute New York International website, you'll find different shades availability making this a PRO makeup product.  Then, my eyes went straight to Cruelty-Free and Vegan which made me happy!  These are Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Phthalate Free and Fragrance Free making this a nice product to use especially for the sensitive eye area.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Uniqlo Reopen Stores with New Product Offerings this May!

Look into my closet you'll see several Uniqlo items!

I find them the most wearable, always in fashion, and very comfortable to wear!  

As much as I missed browsing through aisles after aisles, Uniqlo is finally reopening their stores with new product offerings this May!

A simple T-shirt can be innovated and Uniqlo proved that!  Each piece is crafted with the highest quality material and thoughtfully designed bringing comfort and style to wearers.  What I like about these T-shirts is that they come in various colors and cuts making it easy for me to re-use old pieces from my wardrobe mixing and matching with these new T-shirts!

This collection features the following:

U Crew Neck T-Shirt 

Women’s Random Ribbed Crew Neck Short Sleeve Shirt 

Men’s Supima Cotton T-Shirt

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Korean Pancake Recipe (Pajeon)

Ever since lockdown, you will find me scrolling on Youtube or Instagram food pages to search for meals I can create for my family!  Of course, it has to do with my cravings as well!

Ever since I watched Maangchi's videos, one simple recipe she made that really stuck in my head is her Pajeon Recipe (or Korean Pancakes).  She explained how every Korean household will make this simple recipe during festivals and how this reminds her of her mom who prepares this every morning for breakfast!

I can imagine how important this meal was because I have warm, fuzzy feelings in my tummy whenever I cook recipes that my mom makes.  

The only ingredient I don't have are well, more seafood and Potato Starch.  Thankfully, I was able to order Potato Starch online (at Landers Superstore) and went ahead with just a simple fresh shrimps as the main ingredient.

Ingredients:  Just so you know, I tweaked the recipe of Maangchi and used ingredients that I have at home and created a taste apt for my family's tastebuds.

  1. Chopped Shrimps
  2. Green Onions
  3. Crabsticks
  4. 1/2 cup Flour
  5. 1/2 cup Potato Starch
  6. 2 Eggs
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
  9. Garlic Powder
  10. Knorr seasoning

Watch the quick video here!

Do you like it? 
Will you cook the same pancake for your family? 
If you don't have Potato Starch, you can use cornstarch to replace (but lessen it, let's say a quarter cup only) and add water.  

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Lifestrong Hairfix Review + Different Functions

I've talked about Hairfix products briefly as part of my favorites start of the year.  I specifically remembered mentioning it a couple of times because I was amazed how effective the product was in a single use and how inexpensive it was!  It was specifically a Fuchsia packaging called Keratin Straight and indeed, my hair was smooth and straighter than it normally was.

And since I can't go out for a salon session, I am so happy to receive these as gifts over quarantine period!  Who would've thought there were so many variants?  I only knew 1-2 but didn't know the brand expanded to more ranges based from the hair needs of each individual.

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Hairfix Keratin Protein Shampoo and Conditioner
Buy 3 for Php199.00

I don't know about you but I have a kick whenever I see "Keratin" in a haircare product.  Keratin is a name for a protein found naturally in hair strands and using haircare products that has that will strengthen hair and keep hair smooth and shiny.

1 pack comes with a shampoo, a conditioner and a treatment.  You get 2x25ml of product each bag making it "sulit".  You can even use it 3-4 times if you have shorter hair.  As for me, I use all 25ml glory because I have long and thick hair!  The shampoo itself is non-drying and I don't have the need to pull my hair inside the shower.  My favorite part is the Conditioner, it acts like a treatment so I am saving up the treatment to be used once or twice a week depending on how damaged my hair is!

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Hairfix Keratin Protein Warm Hair Mask Treatment
Available HERE

Watsons Help Us Work Toward Good Health and A Strong Immune System

Our new normal is all about good health and a strong immune system. My husband Keith and my son Kyle are two very important people in my life. I want to live a longer life for them. I have always tried to be healthy but being on enhanced community quarantine has only served to further highlight that. As we make wellness a new way of life, you can count on Watsons to be with you every step of the way. I get our vitamins and medications from Watsons, as well as our basic hygiene supplies like soaps and paper products.

Here are a few recommendations from Watsons on keeping your immunity strong and your family healthy.  Before ECQ, I have been going to the gym fairly regularly. I like being active because physical activity gives me more energy and it helps relieve stress. Of course, being active also means a stronger immune system and that is what we need right now. While we’re all staying at home, I still do simple workouts five days a week, around 30 minutes a day on my own. Then, three or four times a week, the whole family does short Kyle-friendly physical activities. Exercising with the family really makes me happy right now.

Cooking is another thing I love. Even pre-ECQ, I would prepare the family’s meals personally.  Keith and Kyle love home-cooked meals. They prefer my cooking over fastfood. These days there is a more conscious effort on my part to make sure that our meals are rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Seafood, lean meat, dark green leafy vegetables and yellow veggies (like squash and carrots) are ingredients that are easy to find. Tea is a drink that’s rich in antioxidants. I’ve been enjoying Nutrabliss by Watsons Tea.