Friday, December 4, 2015

Blog #37: Make-up Review - Banila Co. Fall In Seoul Eye Shadow Palette


If there's one thing I hate the most with eye shadows, it's the low pigmentation. You know that struggle when you rub your fingers so hard on the palette yet the color pay-off is beyond recognizable? I hate that. I really really hate that! (Can you feel my wrath? hahaha)

So will Banila Co. Fall In Seoul Eye Shadow Palette let me down like all the others that have come and gone? Let's see.

The prettily-packaged Fall In Seoul Eye Shadow Palette

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Blog #35: Glowing Skin - Banila Co Prime Primer Blur (Review)

I have a problem with big, visible pores and I think there are a lot out there who share the same issues with me. If only we could erase those icky holes from our faces, we would, right? 

But what if we can?


Its metallic box gives us a feel of how the effect will be.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Blog #32: Laneige X Playnomore Intense Lip Gel (Coral Souffle)


I admit it, I'm a sucker for lippies. Lipstick, lipgloss, liptint, lipbalm... I want them all. So when Laneige sent over their Playnomore Shy Darling VIP kit, my eyes gravitated towards their lipgel.



Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Blog #30: Revisiting Korea With My Seoulmate (Day 2)



Day two came and I was a woman on a mission. I promised myself during my first visit to Seoul back in 2011 that I will bring my future hubby to Namsan Tower to exchange locks of love but before that, we went to Insadong first for some Korean Culture 101. 


We rode the subway which had an intricate, interconnecting stations that impressed my hubby.




Blog #29: Revisiting Korea with My Seoulmate (Day 1)


Annyeong!

I'm here to share some of the memories from my second trip to Seoul, South Korea this time with my hubby, Archie. :) My first trip was awesome but my second trip was so memorable since it was our honeymoon.



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Blog #28: Lip Service - Nature Republic Botanical Crayon


Hey hey hey... feels so good to be back!

After a slight hiatus due to an unfortunate sore eyes week, I'm back once again to share with you one of my biggest passion, Korean make-up and this time, it's about one of my fave brands, Nature Republic.

Image of Nature Republic Botanical Lip Crayon Lipstick Swatch - pinknomenal.blogspot.com
Nature Republic Botanical Eco Crayon Lip Rouge in #1 Candy Pink and #6 Carmel Pink






































Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blog #24: Make-Catastrophe No. 1 - No Flash 제발!



Hello fellow K-Stylers! I'm here yet again to share some stuff from my dresser. This time, I'll be addressing an issue I'm sure most of us have encountered this nightmare: you enter your favorite beauty shop. See a new Cushion Foundation with a cute packaging. Test on your skin and it's too light but you but it anyway since it's too cute to pass. Go home and include in your collection. Wake up, take a bath, face the mirror and apply the Cushion, take selfies with flash and scan your pics only to see a gradient skin like APink Bomi:



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blog #23: No Filter (Iope Air Cushion XP Review)



I have a confession to make. I don't have poreless skin. Yes, those pictures of mine wherein you see virtually no pores is a trick. No, it's not filter. It's actually something else.


Let me introduce to you my secret buddy, the Iope Air Cushion XP. Iope is said to be the brand that introduced cushion foundation to Korea and in a sense, the rest of the world as it was launched as early as March 2008. And why not? This make-up has been seen in countless series and promos like My Love From The Star. And yes, I admit that the series introduced me to this product but I don't regret a thing. Why? Let me show you.



Image of Iope Air Cushion XP, Korean make-up - pinknomenal.blogspot.com






















Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Blog #22: Sold Out! Korean Make-Up Trends in K-Drama


What is it with celebrities that almost everything they touch turns to gold? What do we call it, Midas' Touch? I remember watching an episode of MNET's K-Style where Irene and Sarah discussed how a lipstick seen from a K-drama sold out like hot pancakes even if the cost is crazy. 

So yeah, it seems like the best way to market your product is to do placement on TV series which has an influential celebrity or character who will use it and you're guaranteed a phenomenon. We've seen proofs of this after all, right? 





























Monday, August 17, 2015

Blog #21: Fall For Marsala (Korean Make-Up)


Can you feel it? Can you feel the transition from Summer to Fall? 

I can't. We're supposed to be ushering in the rainy season now but the sun just won't let up. It feels as if we're going through Summer all over again. Imagine getting 40 degrees weather? WTF???

Anyway, as I've mentioned, it's already Fall in most parts of the world and that means a new color trend. According to Pantone, there are a bunch of colors fit for this season but I decided to tackle just one, the Pantone 18-1438 Marsala, a rich wine-red-brown marriage of colors.

Now I know not a lot of us like bold, vampy looks but isn't it nice to go wild every once in awhile? My post for today shows how we can incorporate the Fall color into our regular made up look without ending up like Morticia Adams.


Image of Korean Make-Up - Laneige, Iope, Skin Food, Etude House, The Face Shop - pinknomenal.blogspot.com

Friday, August 14, 2015

Blog #20: Gradient, Matte, Glossy - Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense


This is another overdue post which should have been posted months ago but my lazy ass just wouldn't. So I finally was able to edit the video for this (yes, I'm into vlog now but still amateur) and now, here I am sharing with ya!

There are three segments to this one: gradient, full matte and glossy. Love it when I get a product that's so flexible, I can use it many ways.



Image of Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense Korean Make-Up - pinknomenal.blogspot.com





































Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Blog #19: Beauty Haul (Korean Make-Up Brand, Laneige)

It's me again! haha I'm just making up for losing a few weeks of blogging due to flu. Plus, my hands itch to deliver goodies for y'all.

Anyway, I went to SM Megamall (which is one of the biggest malls in the Philippines) last month to search for the perfect gift for my mom in law and realized, what better gift to give than the gift of time? No, I'm not talking about expensive timepiece but that other thing: the gift of ageless beauty.

So off I went to Laneige, that high-end Korean make-up brand. After all, what better brand to buy from than that which specializes in Korean skin care, right? 


Image of Korean Make-Up Brand, Laneige - SM Megamall Store pinknomenal.blogspot.com





















Blog #18: Lips Like Unnie (KPOP Idols and Them Juicy Lips)


Annyeong yeorubun!

This entry today is actually a week late. I was supposed to post this last week in honor of the National Lipstick Day (which I had no idea existed until I read a tweet of Marie Claire magazine) but I caught a bad case of flu so I was bed-ridden for a good full week.

But now that I'm up and about, I might as well get this out in the open. After all, better late than never, right?

So yeah, here we go. Lemme share with you my fascination with KPOP idols always perfect, never smudged, lips and what the experts recommend to us to snag 'em juicy kiss!

Image of Taeyeon, Gyuri, Sunhwa Lips - pinknomenal.blogspot.com











































































 


Friday, July 31, 2015

Blog #17: Lip Sleep (Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review)

Annyeong!

Remember how I attended that awesome Glamping sesh of Laneige at the Blue Water Day Spa weeks ago? To refresh you, I went there to know about the latest formula of an old fave, the Water Sleeping Mask. I came in expecting to just try out this product but to surprise, surprise! I got to try out its lip counterpart!

Image of Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask & Louis Vuitton Purse - pinknomenal.blogspot.com















  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Blog #16: (Korean Web Drama) We Broke Up Episode 8 Recap Part 1


Let me start by saying congratulations to the WBU cast! Read that they hit daebak with over 7 million views in total! WOW!!!


So yeah, in honor of the 7M views, I'm doing a special recap of episode 8 with screencaps galore! (You can use them but please make sure to credit this site, ok?)


Image of We Broke Up Korean Web Drama - pinknomenal.blogspot.com



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blog #15: MISSION: MOFWM (Make Oppa Fall With Make-Up)

Let's admit it, KPOP idols are so effective in selling make-up and why not? They have the perfect porcelain skin, doll-like eyes and irresistible aegyo. I'm sure I'm not the only one who passed by Banila Co and thought, 'maybe I can also be flawless like Jessica if I use that' and chill with the rest of SNSD. (Excuse my delusions hehe)

But as pretty as female idols are all dolled up in the latest, trendy cosmetics in the market, there are actually men who are also effective in making me think twice about skipping on that indulgent Korean skin care. Men who casts a spell on us making us think that if we use their products, they might actually like us (in a universe where unicorns and spongebob exist in real life). haha

Now, I ask you. Who are the hotties you want to cast a spell on? Which make-up will you buy to make oppa fall?






















Thursday, July 9, 2015

Blog #14: Let's Go SPArty with Laneige

Wake up to vibrant moisturized skin, perfectly-rested overnight.

You know how during elections, we get these never-ending promises of good life, abundant food on everyone's tables, etc? Laneige has its own vow they want us to take a leap of faith on and they sure are preppin' a whole lot to prove this to us.

Laneige Skin Care that nourishes skin during sleep


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Blog #12: Beauty and the Best (Korean Stars and their Make-Up Endorsements)

Annyeong!!! It's sizzlin' hot here in my country and I'm so darn lazy to go out!  So here I am, typing away on my laptop and sharing my thoughts on beauty. Yes, girls, beauty. It's a very broad and interesting topic, especially for girls. There are a lot of beauty tutorials, MOTD, FOTD and all the OTDs we can think of but one topic truly intrigues me: in the slew of beauties donning make-up in ads, who slays?

Come on, who here hasn't stopped on a page of a cosmetics ad and wished for a second, she could be Jun Ji Hyun in Hera or Song Kye Kyo in Laneige? 

So now, I'll be counting down my favorite cosmetic ad royalties and crown the BEST among the BEAUTIES. 




Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blog #11: Beauty Haul (Canmake Japan Product Review)


Annyeong! ^_~ I'm now up to my 11th entry and I'm thinking of taking a break (just for this one) from KPOP. That's because I want to introduce to you a make up brand straight from Tokyo!




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Blog #10: The World You Live In (Sandara Fanfic)


This chapter's dedicated to AMUHFAI. :)








Silence, it's the most deafening sound. It's the moment you've completely isolated yourself from the rest of the world.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blog #9: The World You Live In (New Chapter)






I've always believed in working hard to attain a goal. I've been working my ass off for 15 years. The combination of perseverance, dedication and countless sleepless nights brought me to where I am now. Creating music has become an every day part of my life and releasing an album is nothing extraordinary.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Blog #8: The World You Live In (New Chapter Guys! ^_~)



Annyeong! Been receiving quite a lot of shout outs for the new chapter of THE WORLD YOU LIVE IN which is hosted in AFF. I've been very busy lately BUT... I managed to squeeze in some time to write the latest chapter of my current fic (while squeezed in a tightly-congested bus, one hand holding the seat handle for dear life while the other, expertly typing on my phone). Please note that this chapter is posted in this site first. Read it FIRST here before I make this available to AFF tomorrow night. :)







Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Blog #7: Stealing Sandara Park's Look (Make-up Concept)



If there's one celebrity, just one frickin' celebrity you can steal the look of for one day, who'll it be? For me, it's got to be SAN-DA-RA! It's a given that she has super clear and flawless skin but she always manages to get away with whatever make up her stylists put her in!


So I took it upon myself to list my (meaning this is solely based on my personal opinion) fave Sandara looks. I'll also give my recommended beauty tools to help you guys recreate her fabulosity! :)




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blog #6: Getting f(x)'s Krystal's Beauty


Been awhile! :) So, I've been thinking a lot on what my next entry will be... a new KPOP video? Some thoughts on the latest KPOP scandals? Or maybe a review of my favorite make up product? Nothin' seems to fit right into my blog entry #6 until Krystal came in!




Picture of f(x) Krystal Jung