Wednesday, November 22, 2017

[REVIEW] INDRA MAYA POOL VILLA at NIRWANA GARDENS, BINTAN INDONESIA | HOME AWAY FROM HOME




The first pool villa experience we had was in Bali Indonesia way back in 2013 and since then, we’ve been hooked to pool villas. Now, one of the things I really like about living here in Singapore is its proximity to Indonesia. It’s so easy to plan a weekend getaway in Indonesia because it’s just an hour away from Singapore. And I don’t know anymore how much I’ve mentioned this in my blog but as I have also stated in my previous post, it’s been our habit to go to Bintan Resorts, specifically Nirwana Gardens at least once a year. So today I’m very happy to share with you our love affair with Indra Maya Pool Villa at Nirwana Gardens.

Monday, November 13, 2017

[REVIEW] NIRWANA RESORT HOTEL (NIRWANA DELUXE) at NIRWANA GARDENS, BINTAN INDONESIA

 

 
Whenever we want a quick fix for our itchy feet, Bintan Resorts have always been our go-to. Whether it is just for me and my hubby or for our friends and relatives visiting us here in Singapore, we find Bintan Resorts the perfect destination to satisfy our beach and outdoor cravings.

Since our stay in Nirwana Resort Hotel in 2011, which I talked to you about in this post, we never failed to visit Nirwana Gardens every year. Yes, every year. No exaggerations. Sometimes, even twice a year. We just love the fact that it's so easy to get there. The accommodations are fine and the customer service is great!

Monday, November 6, 2017

OCTOBER 2017 RUNDOWN



I can't believe October flew in and out just like that! I was excitedly anticipating everything that will happen in October and here I am now, shaking my head coz “wow, the month is already over. Lemme give you a rundown of my last month.

Monday, October 30, 2017

MAKEUP TRANSFORMATION: FROM DULL TO SOFT GLAM MAKEUP (PHILIPPINES)


My husband and I are still in Ashburn, Virginia but we will be flying back to San Francisco tomorrow. He worked the whole night last night and he will work again tonight so he is currently sleeping while I’m typing away my thoughts. I planned to film a video while he’s sleeping but I really don’t want to wake him up with my movements or noise so I decided to just blog. While I already have a lot of travel posts typed on my phone, I can’t put them up just yet because I haven’t prepped the photos to go with them. Post-processing photos is one of the hardest part (for me) when creating travel entries for this blog, but don’t get me wrong, it’s all fun!


photo taken using CANON G7X MARK II + RING LIGHT


So I thought, I’d just share with you today the very first video I filmed using the ring light my sister bought for my birthday. It’s still kind of experimental as I wasn’t sure yet how to really work it and what proper camera settings I should use with it. I was happy with the end result though, but it definitely got lots of room for improvement. Anyway, I posted it on my YouTube channel in the beginning of this month and here it is!



PRODUCTS USED:

PRIMER: 
 The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser
CORRECTOR:
 
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Conceal/Corrector (Ivory)
FOUNDATION:
 
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (120)
CONCEALER:  
Ever Bilena Liquid Concealer (Light)
SETTING POWDER:  
Nichido Final Powder (Creamy Glow)
CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT:  
Too Faced Cocoa Contour (Light to Medium)
EYEBROWS:
- DAISO clear mascara
- NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Cake Powder (Black/Gray)
BLUSH:  
Tarte 12Hr Amazonian Clay (Unstoppable)
LIPS:
- Elizabeth Arden Lip Pencil (Taupe)
- BYS Velvet Lips Liquid Lipstick (Creme Brulee)

photo taken using IPHONE 7PLUS front camera + RING LIGHT

Call me crazy but I plan to make more makeup videos for my YouTube channel because of this ring light haha. What do you think? 


Sunday, October 29, 2017

13 Years…




This entry may not mean anything to anyone but my husband (well, hopefully). I just want to casually drop by today to let the world know how happy I am that I get to spend this day with my husband. We’ve been celebrating his birthday together since 2005 and it’s just amazing to think that “wow, it’s been 13 years…”