Friday, June 28, 2013


Unfortunately July glam bag subscriptions are on wait list right now so if you haven't heard of IPSY its a company co-created by Michelle Phan my idol! I love her! And its a subscription for a monthly glam bag where you can receive 4-5 cosmetics in one bag for just $10/month. Check out what I got for last month's bag here. So just today IPSY released the 1st sneak peak for the JULY glam bag.

SNEAK PEEK #1 A pop of perfect color will be yours from sand to sundown.

Obviously they are lip crayons but the question is which brand of lip crayons are these???

A.  Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm  (from top left to bottom: Curviest Caramel, Mightiest Maraschino, and Plushest Punch)

B. Tarte LipSurgence™ lip luster  (from top left to bottom: glitzy, fever, and frisky)

C. POP beauty Lip crayon  not sure what name of the colors

D. REVLON Just Bitten Kissable balm stain  (from top left to bottom: honey, romantic, and sweetheart)

In my opinion I don't care if its A, B, or D as long as its not C. And I am hoping not to get the nude lip color again I would really love the red or pink color from this Although from the description of IPSY  "A pop of perfect color will be yours from sand to sundown." It kind of veering towards the POP beauty. 

UPDATE: I got this from this blog. That she got an email this morning for one of the products for July glam bag.

SNEAK PEEK 2 : Sun or city, guard your skin from spots and wrinkles with this instant summer fave!

Michelle Phan posted like 2 days ago in instagram a product she really liked that would be the COOLA Sunscreen collection  which one specifically am not sure but that Michelle posted was this one on her instagram. Its the face spf 30 cucumber matte finish this would retail around $36. I am personally looking forward to having this on my ipsy bag this July. If you havent subscribed yet you should now!

SNEAK PEEK 3 Have fun finding the perfect beach-look with this gorgeous combination of California colors!

It has been leaked that this item is going to be BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow, this eyeshadow comes with 3 colors, the colors are Hollywood San Francisco and Malibu and the cost of this item online is $18 for the whole collection.

Some one posted a BIG SPOILER IN  INSTAGRAM 

This just keeps getting better and better! So IPSY just released SNEAK PEEK #4 ONE of these is yours for summer's salt air and beachy hair!

SNEAK PEEK #5 Turn up the heat and top off your summer look with ONE of these sun-ready finds!

So I guess only one of these items would be the 5th item on your IPSY bag this month.

So I guess the July glam bag will include:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


So its summertime time to get your tank tops, shorts and flip flops out and head down to the beach. But how can you enjoy going out in about this summer with make up when it makes your face more oily and melts your makeup which is always a nightmare. I have a bad case of oily skin on top of that I have acne and blemish problems so I cannot wear a light coverage makeup. I love that the summertime is my birthday month coz I get a reason to shop for what I want in time to get ready for summer! HAHA... 

So I recently went on a Sephora beauty haul thanks to my Uncle and what I got that I have been using everyday is the Cover FX mattifying primer with acne treatment. Its really expensive though but I have been using this like everyday and it really helped with my breakouts coz it has 1.0% salicylic acid and its also a mattifying primer so it helps with my oily skin. Its paraben, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil and talc free and vegan.

I was looking for a BB cream that I could use this summer with  SPF and I was looking at the tarte BB cream but then they don't have the medium shade in Sephora anymore so the sales lady told me to try the Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer in Medium 1 . I have never tried a Josie Maran product before and I was skeptic at first coz I have oily skin already and it has argan oil in it but when she swatch it on my hand I was amazed by the coverage of the product with just a little amount. I have been using it everyday and its just amazing I love the coverage, its also fragrance, paraben , and cruelty free, and vegan. This also has SPF 30 which is good coz you dont need a sunscreen before applying your BB cream. 

The next product is an impulse buy coz Kandee Johnson has been using this and I was really curious to try it coz its her must have for summer. I have sparse brows so I haven't found a product that makes my brows look good. So I got the Anastacia Beverly Hills Brow Genius Kit in Brunette. I have tried their clear brow gel from my Sephora birthday gift and I loved it so I was really curious to try this coz its waterproof which I like coz I sweat a lot during the summer. Its a little work coz you have to mix a gel to the loose powder to make a paste but it worth it though coz first it matches my brow color it not that dark so that it makes your brows looks natural.

The next summer fave I really love it my JUNE IPSY glam bag its theme for this month is the INTO THE WILD. What I really loved the Chella highlighter I got been using it for highlighting my brows, cupids bow, inner corner of my eyes and also a concealer for my under eye. Its really creamy so its easy to blend with your ring finger. The next one is the Cailyn gel eyeliner in IRON which I really like coz it not to harsh color not like if you put a black liquid liner and you can smudge it to make it more softer looking and that it also has a built in liner brush. The Starlooks lip pencil I love the texture but I wish that I have gotten TIPSY or TICKE ME PINK instead of BARE coz I dont really love wear nude color lip I thinks it doesn't suit me. I haven't tried the NYX cream blush and the J.Cat glitter cream palette which you can use for body art or even nail art so I am looking forward to trying it out. This whole IPSY bag cost lioke $10/month and this is my second bag and so far I am really loving what they send me and I get to discover other beauty brands. 

Its not just the make up and skin care that's important but also hair care with the more exposure to the sun your hair can get damaged so I recently purchased this Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Moroccan sleek oil treatment  which is $4.69 at TARGET. It doesn't leave an oily residue on your hair and it helps in making my hair more softer, shine and frizz free. I put it on wit my damp hair and when my hair is also dry for more shinier and polished look.

I am so lucky tha I not only have oily skin but also oily hair! GRRRRRRRRR!!!! I have been shampooing my hair everyday but it makes it more dry and makes my hair color fade easier so I finally tried LOREAL's Everstyle energizing dry shampoo and I really loved this coz it smells great and really cheap and neutralizes odor. 

For summer hairstyles please check out my ipsy lookbook  on ways you can style your hair with minimal or without heat at all.

That's it for now, but I have more products that I have purchased but haven't tried yet I would post a review of those that I really like but these products I think are my go to products and if you have products that you really love for this summertime that are really inexpensive or even if its expensive but it really worked for you do comment below! Have a great SUMMER everyone! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My first time in San Francisco

 Recently we have guests from the Philippines visiting here in LA and they wanted to go to San Francisco first we planed on just taking the greyhound bus going there but then we realized that we have to book a hotel and we would also need transportation with touring the city, someone recommended us a take tours to San Francisco its a 3 Day tour from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, Solvang, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Yosemite National Park. The price of the the tour is around $120~140/ day but they have a group discount that if you buy 2 tickets you will get the 3rd one free and if you buy 4 or more you will get an additional 5% discount. All in all for 4 persons in 1 room we only paid $356 for Sat-Sun this includes 2 nights hotel accommodation, round-trip transportation and a tour guide. 

The itinerary for the tour

1st day

Santa Barbara beach
Silicon Valley
Stanford University

2nd day 

San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard St., Fisherman's Wharf, SFO Cruise and City Tour, and Chinatown)

3rd day

Yosemite National Park (El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls and Tunnel View)

Over all I really enjoyed the trip and I am gonna try the other tours that they have and gonna post a review here on my blog. If you also have a different tour agency that you would recommend to me you can comment below. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013


JUNE Glam bag look challenges are now open up to 6/28 at 5PM PST.

Please check out the looks that I made and if you love it don't forget to share and like it on ipsy. Thanks and Good luck to you guys as well I will be posting the links to the challenges below.

Below are the links for the JUNE IPSY GLAM BAG CHALLENGES:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Just got my email the other day that said my glam bag is on the way! TEEHEE! I am so excited for my second glam bag. So from the preview of my glam room looks like I will be receiving a Starlooks lip pencil, NYX blush, J.Cat Beauty Sparkling Cream Palette, Cailyn Cosmetics Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner and a Chella Ivory lace highlighter pencil. Am definitely gonna do a review when I finally get the glam bag. Too bad I didn't get a J. Cat false eyelashes I don't have long lashes so I use false eyelashes most of the time. And also there is another product you can get the Freeman Beauty Dry Shampoo. If you haven't subscribed to IPSY yet your missing out on all the goodies. Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! Check it out here.



Here is what I got from my June glam bag first I got the Cailyn gel eyeliner in Iron, Chella highlighter pencil wich I now use for highlighting my brows, Starlooks lip pencil in Bare personally I really don't like this color I would have preferred to have the tickle me pink instead of this one, also I got J.Cat sparkling glitter palette SCP108 and a NYX cream blush in bronze goddess. Except for the lip pencil I pretty much love my June IPSY glam bag. 

SUBSCRIPTIONS are currently OPEN for JULY IPSY GLAM BAG!!!! So hurry up and subscribe! Its only $10/ month its like 33cents/day. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

FUNNY FRIDAYS : Ana Kendrick goes KPOP f(x) style

Time for Fun Fridays where I just post anything I find really funny haha! Ever since Pitch Perfect I have really liked Anna Kendrick and I think she is an awesome comedian and an awesome singer too. I have been an avid listener of Korean pop music well known as KPOP. I recently stumbled upon a video collaboration of Anna Kendrick and f(X) and its really hilarious. Check it out here

Thursday, June 6, 2013


So are you excited for JUNE's GLAM BAG?! I know I am! So if you haven't heard of IPSY your missing out on all the fun especially if you like cosmetics and beauty products this is your chance to try various products from various of brands every month for just $10. Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! Check it out here.

Spoiler # 1

IPSY has confirmed that this would be in full size and also gossip around the internet is that these are various blushes from NYX, with almost 100% certainty. The top right is Mosaic Powder Blush in Silk, top left is Powder Blush in Sand, and bottom is Rouge Cream Blush in Red CheeksSpoiler credit: MaiteS@MUT

Spoiler # 2

Ipsy captioned this photo with "Wild with vivid pencils perfect for your pout await this month". The buzz is that this are from Starlooks in the shades of Tickle me pink, Tipsy and  Bare. source

Spoiler # 3

These seem to be super glittery eye shadows. It's confirmed that these are J.Cat Sparkling Cream Palettes, because this information is already posted on J.Cat website.  Spoiler credit: Zadidoll@MUT

Spoiler # 4

So these are all "either/or" items this month. So far we know about the following items: the red thing is J. Cat Eye Lash faux eye lashes, Cailyn Linefix Gel Eyeliner in Purple and Charcoal, the pencil thingie is possibly a Pixi Eye Definer Highlighter or Liptini Lip Colour., and last but not the least, the spray bottle is probably KMS California Hair StaySpoiler credit: pengutango@MUT

Are you guys excited for this month's glam bag I know I am really looking forward to this! If you are not subscribed to IPSY's monthly glam bag be sure to subscribe! NOW!

Most of the information got from this blog are from here. Do check out her blog for more info.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Generation Beauty Freebies Haul

So I recently went to Generation Beauty this weekend from June 1-2 2013 and I got a bunch of
free cosmetics from the event. I calculated the total amount of the freebies I got and it was $ 1041.77!!!! So these are all what I got for Saturday and Sunday combined.

I got this from the SMASHBOX treasure hunt a full exposure mascara, lip gloss and photo finish foundation primer.

Nail polishes from Nailtini and Nicole by OPI and a be a bombshell lipgloss in HOT MESS.

TAT2U temporary tattoo stencil and pen and lip creme extreme in Hollywood and vine and hearts and flowers.

Make up forever smoky extravagant mascara and aqua eyes eye liner.

The Balm Meet Matt(e) eyeshodow

Pixi lip blush, lid last shadow pen, eye bright primer, endless eye pen, large lash mascara.

PACIFICA Dream youth day and night cream and color quench lip tint in guava berry

Bare minerals loose foundation SPF 15 and compact foundation SPF 20 with the ready precision brush and full flawless face brush, marvelous moxie lipgloss in risk taker, lipstick in go the distance and speak your mind, two eye shadow quads in honeymoon phase.

NYX butt naked eyes palette and two all you ever wanted palette.

Proactiv oil blotting sheets, smoothing primer, green tea moisturizer and refining mask.

London SOHO New York pencil case and two foundation brushes.

Benefit they're Real mascara and Benetint

TEMPTU smooth and matte primer and two concealer sticks.

Anastacia Beverly Hills clear brow gel and lash genius.

I also got liquid eyeliners from BH cosmetics and bought some of their products for a good deal like the 10 pc make up brush set which was made from recycled products which only costs $12 from the original price of $30, the concealer palette and 28 neutral eye shadow palette for just $8 each.

I will definitely come to the Generation Beauty next year hopefully in Los Angeles again it was a rewarding experience on my part and I am thankful that I got to attend the very first of many to come.