Monday, December 24, 2012

Pretty Splendid x Hissbliss Giveaway: WINNERS

Thank you so much to everyone who joined, and what a better way to celebrate Christmas than to give away things! I'm so pleased to announce the winners of my Christmas giveaway with Hissbliss Fashion on the day of Christmas eve!

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Congratulations to everyone who won! I will be contacting you via email (provided via Rafflecopter) in the coming days to get your addresses and contact numbers. Thank you so much and merry Christmas, everyone!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

MAC Glamour Daze Holiday 2012 Brush Set: Classic

And the birthday haul is not yet over! I'm so glad that my birthday comes almost a month before Christmas, because all the holiday sets come out!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Slice of My Alma Mater: Assumption Tarts

Christmas is fast approaching, and recently my family has been receiving a lot of presents! I love Christmas because it's the time of the year when everyone accepts that we're all going to pig out until we're stuffed silly! This year, I got a little nostalgic because our family received a can of Assumption Tarts.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tresemme Fashion's Finest 2012

Last week, my Tita Tinette joined a hair show as a Hair Ambassador for Tresemme's Fashion's Finest 2012. It was a fashion show and formal 4-course dinner after.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Maybelline Lipstick Review: Berry Brilliant

I had been looking for a plum shade ever since I saw Leighton Meester's look on Gossip Girl with pink eyes and plum lips. As you all probably know by now, my favorite color is pink! So since I saw that she could pull off the look of an all-pink face, I have accepted the challenge to do the same. Haha!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pretty Splendid x Hissbliss Fashion Pre-Christmas Giveaway

Chirstmas is coming up, and what's better way to feel the holidays than giving away some love? Here's another giveaway, from me and Hissbliss Fashion this time! Just follow the directions below and you can win one of the three awesome ring sets below!

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I really love giveaways because they're my way of saying THANK YOU FOR READING AND SUPPORTING MY BLOG! Sometimes I think I'm crazy for still having a blog despite my crazy schedule on my last semester in college, but it's really worth it. I really hope you guys love reading my entries as I love writing them! <3 nbsp="nbsp">

Monday, December 10, 2012

GIF Party: Ayala Triangle Gardens!

Are you feeling the Christmas spirit? I definitely am! :) The other night, I dragged my family to watch the light and sounds show of the Ayala Triangle Gardens.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color Review

Last month, my friend Leya came home from the States and brought this home for me! This is the Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color in Kinetic Copper.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kim's Cupcakes

After a long and tiring week at school, I was pleasantly surprised to find a dozen of cupcakes waiting for me in my fridge!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kawayan Cove Beach Pavilion, Nasugbu, Batangas

A normal lunch at Kawayan Cove. For more pictures of the beach itself, click here.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Maquillage Professionnel Holiday Edition Personal Makeup Course: Day 3 AVANT GARDE LOOK

For the third day, we learned a super exciting way to doll up the eyes. Avant Garde with False eyelashes!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

High Tea at

After a pretty long vacation abroad, my parents finally came back! My sister and I treated them to high tea at

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Maquillage Professionnel Holiday Edition Personal Makeup Course: Day 2 RED CARPET LOOK

Day 2 of my makeup class! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Maquillage Professionnel Holiday Edition Personal Makeup Course: Day 1 HOLIDAY GLAM LOOK

I'd been eyeing the makeup deals on Dealgrocer and even bought a Shu Uemura workshop in the past, but I didn't end up taking it because I felt that it wasn't what I wanted for myself. I'm glad I sold it at the last minute, because I was able to get an even better one!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner 2012

My birthday this year was on Thanksgiving, so my friend Teeffany asked her mommy to move her family's dinner to a week before the actual day! Isn't that so sweet of her? :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Etude House Juicy Cocktail in Screw Driver

So my birthday was last November 22, and one of my presents was the Etude House ombre nail polish! I'd always been wanting to try this but never got around to. So yay, I finally got one!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cibo di M at home

The Christmas season is here, which means a very happy tummy for all of us! Mine is already so happy, a little too happy actually. HAHA a week ago was my ninong's birthday! His husband, T was sweet enough to blow us out with a dinner catered by Cibo di M!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Studded Shorts DIY Tutorial Pt. 2

Well folks, I think I have found a hobby! Not stopping anytime soon, because I still have other pairs of shorts that I am thinking of studding! Thinking of making this into a business, since I have a friend who's willing to pay for me to do it for her. Hehehe

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pretty Splendid x Qwin Accesories Giveaway: CLOSED

Thank you to everyone who joined my third giveaway! Please stay tuned for my new giveaway coming up next month :)

And now for the winners:

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Monday, November 19, 2012

TWG Tea, Greenbelt 5

Last Saturday, my two best friends and I had another date, this time for tea!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pretty Splendid x Qwin Accessories Giveaway: CLOSED

Thank you so much to everyone who joined my giveaway :D As we all learned even when we were kids, it's better to give than receive, and it always makes me happy to give back to my loyal readers.

Stay tuned, I'm posting the winners on Tuesday, November 20!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors: Kendall on the Katwalk

Keeping up with the Kardashians is one of my guilty pleasures, but I'm not as big of a fan as some of my other friends. Anyway, when I was in New York, I couldn't get my eyes off this shade in the drugstore! I can't believe I even left the city without it. Thank God I had a friend who was nice enough to send it home for me!

L-R Sally Hansen SALON MANICURE Base Coat, Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Kendall on the Katwalk, Sally Hansen SALON MANICURE Top Coat

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Favorite Beach in the Whole Entire World: Kawayan Cove

This is the beach that I grew up on.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stella, Bonifacio High Street Extension

Last Monday, a few friends and I had a little catch-up dinner. I had a quick lunch here once, but in the Rocket Room. So it was time to try Stella!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream!

Even since last year, my friends, especially those who are into K-Pop and the whole Korean trend were raving over BB cream. I never minded them until even my aunts started using them! I did my research and found out that the best BB cream was by this brand, Skin79.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pretty Splendid x Qwin Accessories Giveaway

Who would have thought that my next giveaway would come so soon? :) 3 lucky readers will win either ONE pair of earrings, ONE necklace or TWO arm candies! How to enter? Easy! Just follow the actions on the Rafflecopter widget below.

*please do all 3 required posts, so that you can move on to getting even more chances of winning!
**some posts (e.g. sharing the photos on Facebook) can be done up to once per day.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Gloria Maris SUPER, Greenhills

Sometime this year, Gloria Maris in Greenhills opened with a brand new branch, and it is HUGE! It's as big as an SM department store, I kid you not. To be honest, it's not my favorite Chinese restaurant so I don't know how it fills up every weekend. But it happens to be my Chinese friend's favorite, so I guess they are definitely doing something right!

This is the normal dining area. Yes folks, there are 3 kinds of dining areas in this Gloria Maris branch. The hot pot dining, the lauriat dining and the function rooms.

The grand lobby with interesting hanging baubles that greet you from above.

We ate at one of the function rooms. Here's our first course! Good old crab and corn soup. It was cold already when we got there though, and when my Lola had it heated up, the waiter didn't know what to do with the bowl. He had to give it to his supervisor.

The first part of the 2-way Peking duck. I love it this way, with the pancakes and Hoisin sauce. So yum yum, was happy.

Sweet and sour pork! Who doesn't eat sweet and sour pork? This was perfect, crunchy with a good amount of sauce. The bird that seemed to be made of carrots was a conversation piece; turns out it was made out of ceramic!

 Hot prawn salad. This is my sister's favorite. I don't like shrimps but I heard nothing but good feedback from this dish.

The second way of the Peking duck: fried! YUMMY YUMMY I DIED! In my family we never have it this way, the second way is usually roasted or minced and scooped into lettuce. I was so impressed! Best way EVER to have duck! Hehe

Of course, no Chinese lauriat is complete without Yang Chow Fried Rice. Even more important than noodles, if you ask me!

Decided to make this the last photo because I never eat it, but it is always there. Who eats this fish anyway?! Haha.

Another yummy lunch done! 'Til the next post!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

OPI DS Coronation

I was choosing between this and OPI Radiance, and I decided to get this because it seemed like more of a silver and not a pewter.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pretty Splendid x Tribute Shoes Giveaway: WINNERS

thanks so much everyone for a successful giveaway! With over 250 entries it was definitely successful! And now to announce the winners:

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Congratulations, everyone! please email me with your full name and contact number so that i can send you the gift codes,  next week i have another awesome giveaway coming up, so please stay tuned. Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday! :)

'Til the next post!

*Gift certificates can only be used on regular priced items until December 15, 2012.