Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MAY 2017 RUNDOWN




 
I just slept and all of a sudden it’s JUNE? What!?! What happened to MAY? Don’t you sometimes think that time just flies oh-so-fast you get so left behind? NO? Really? Just me? Oh yeah! Because I’m the only one here who’s always late in the game--- ahahaha (awkwardly exiting the scene).

[REVIEW] NYX TAME & FRAME TINTED BROW POMADE (CHOCOLATE) VS. BYS BROW GEL (BOLD BRUNETTE)


https://youtu.be/6t9NHx5ClmA


If you have seen my 4 Easy Eyebrow Routines, you’d see there that someone requested if I could review NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade. I got the same request from another viewer on my BYS Brow Gel First Impression Review


https://youtu.be/6t9NHx5ClmA



So as a treat, instead of just reviewing the NYX’s brow pomade, I decided to simply make a comparative review of the two! In this battle of brow pomades, my goal is to know which of these two amazing products will be more worth-buying considering they’re both pigmented, budge-proof and long lasting.
 


P.S. Don't forget to turn on CC for English subtitles. 



SUMMARY


NYX Tame & Frame

BYS Brow Gel


1.    It costs PHP 460 (or SGD 13.00 from SHOPEE SG)


1.    It costs PHP 399

2.   For my readers from the Philippines: It can be purchased online on lazada.com.ph



2.    For my readers from the Philippines: It’s available in Watsons or any SM Department stores. It can also be purchased online on zalora.com.ph (I’m just not sure how much the shipping fee would be)

3.   The packaging is a small frosted glass-looking plastic pot and it contains 4 grams of brow pomade.
3.   The packaging is a small clear glass-looking plastic pot and it contains 2 grams of brow product.


4.   Product doesn’t come with its own brush.


4.    Product comes with its own brush (when you open the cap, it will reveal a built-in brush that can be used in applying the pomade on the brows)

5.     It comes in 5 different shades:  
BLONDE
CHOCOLATE
BRUNETTE
ESPRESSO
BLACK
5.     It comes in 4 different shades:
01 BOLD BRUNETTE
02 NATURAL BROWN
03 A BLONDE’S BESTFRIEND
04 KNOCK OUT BLACK

6.   Pigmented but not pigmented enough for my brows. I had to dip a few times inside the pot to achieve the opacity I want.

6.   Highly pigmented



7.   The texture is smooth (almost powdery in fact), thus not as waxy as I expected for it to be.

7.   The texture is creamy and waxy that’s why just a little really goes a long way.

8.   Once set, it doesn’t budge anymore

8.   Once set, it doesn’t budge anymore
9.   Long lasting!
9.   Long lasting!

10. It claims to be waterproof.

10. It claims to be waterproof.
11. Travel friendly

11. Very travel-friendly especially because it already has its own brush


Monday, May 29, 2017

#MUSICMONDAY - EPISODE 3 | WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL - ALISON KRAUSS (Cover by Becca)


Hello! How's your weekend? Today, I wanna share another #musicmonday episode! It's one of those songs I learned (actually-- still trying to learn-- LOL) to play on the guitar when I was younger and seemed to be the only song I could finish singing with a guitar back then. LOL. Needless to say, this song is kinda nostalgic for me. Brings back good childhood memories. My gosh I'm old! 

Again, this is not to showcase any skill whatsoever but just to share a "musicmonday" vibe with you all! So without further yapping, here it is!




Friday, May 26, 2017

[REVIEW] BYS BROW GEL – BOLD BRUNETTE


Today, I’ll be sharing with you my review of BYS BROW GEL in the shade: 01 Bold Brunette. If you’re a subscriber to my YouTube Channel, you’d know that I’ve already uploaded a First Impression Demo & Review of this brow product last year but now, I want to give you my in-depth review as I have used it for several months already. 
 


THE BASICS: ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Product Name: BYS BROW GEL
Shade: 01 BOLD BRUNETTE
Price: PHP 399.00
Bought From: SM DEPARTMENT STORE



The clear glass-like plastic pot contains 2grams of brow product. They carry 4 shades namely: 01 Bold Brunette, 02 Natural Brown, 03 A Blonde’s Bestfriend, and 04 Knock Out Black. Although I bought mine from SM Department Store, you can also purchase this product online. If you're from the Philippines and you just want to get it online, it is also available on Zalora website.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

[REVIEW] NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL – IS IT OKAY FOR OILY-COMBINATION SKIN?


Hep! Before you scold me for not being around this side of the interweb for a while (peace sign), I have a product review for you. Ah-huh. Yep! A brand new product review, so save that guilt-trippin for later and let’s talk about my experience with NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL first. *wink-wink*



WHY DID I PURCHASE?

I actually uploaded a haul video last week explaining why I bought this product but okay, let me talk about that here, too. I recently have just finished my Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Cream and thought of trying a different moisturizer instead of repurchasing the same thing, although I have to say that I parted with my Himalaya moisturizer on really good terms. So since it’s time to hit the supermarket to buy groceries, I decided to also look for a new face cream there since GIANT also has an aisle dedicated for face and body stuff. And that’s where I saw this blue box that says NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL. And I was like, “Water gel? As in water? And gel? Oooh! That sounds fancy.” And so I took it and placed it in my basket.


Monday, May 1, 2017

#MUSICMONDAY - EPISODE 2 | VERSACE ON THE FLOOR - BRUNO MARS (Cover by Becca)




Welcome to another episode of #musicmonday where I share with y’all whatever music I'm into on a Monday! And today it is Bruno Mars’ Versace On The Floor. I know, I know! Yes, this is probably like “so yesterday” to some (or most) of you but I really have a thing for being late in the game, y’know? So yeah, I only really dived into this song just about…ahm.. now? And yes, I am fully aware of what the song is about. C’mon! I'm old, okay? I know some say “it’s a dirty song” while some say, “it’s actually pretty romantic”. There are even others who say, “it’s really the tune that we like.” Well I say, “Whatevah! This is my current jam so immona give it a whip even if I don’t really know how to sing and play the guitar.” LOL. 

By the way, I kinda modified the lyrics a bit to fit what I have in mind because y'know, I'm actually a girl. Ah-huh, that's right. So here you go!

VILLAGE HOTEL CHANGI VLOGS – DAY 3 (21-Nov-2016) | EXPLORING CHANGI BEACH


 As with most of our travels and other staycations, the last day is always the saddest because it means “relaxation is over, the real world is now calling!”

So here is the last installment of my Village Hotel Changi Vlogs. You can check out my full review of the hotel for more information and photos. 



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Where was your last staycation? I would love to know!