Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Blog #64: Dear Santa Althea (My K-Beauty Wishlist)

Hello Beauties! 'Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la, fa la la, la la la ♫ and in line with this season, it's time once again to attend parties and stuff ourselves with delicious feasts. Of course, doing so, one must fix herself and be pretty. After all, a party ain't complete without the mandatory selfies and groufies, right? ☺ 

For new moms like myself, however, there are priorities I want to put above everything else. Yes, I'll probably skip that pre-Christmas dinner I usually hold with my closest friends. I may not be able to attend that beauty event I was looking forward to. And yep, I guess I have to settle with online shopping instead of joining the Malliday rush. All of these things, however, are simple sacrifices I'm willing to take since I've been blessed with the biggest gift this year, my little Katey. Surprisingly, staying at home, breastfeeding and watching over my little cutie 24/7, is more entertaining as I thought it'll be. I find myself smiling and laughing more now with this little bundle of joy's antics. haha

Although being a new mom for me means me being completely attentive to my little baby, there are still things that I manage to do when she's fast asleep or distracted like my passion which is K-beauty. Ever since I stayed full time at home, I've started vigorously upgrading my skincare routine. So when Althea announced that they'll be having a contest for bloggers, vloggers and youtubers like myself, I decided to take the plunge! You should too if you're also a fellow blogger like me. Just check out Althea's links below:

Althea Philippines website

Althea Philippines Facebook

Althea Korea Instagram

Anyway, for any K-Beauty addict like myself, being able to receive all a whole box of makeup and skincare that I love is like being a kid being told she can bring home all the toys she want. I'm beyond excited! So indulge me for a moment as I share my simple letter to Santa Althea in hopes that all my wishes, she'll hear ❣

Monday, December 5, 2016

Blog #64: Laneige x Lucky Chouette BB Cushion Review (Pore Control & Whitening)

Finally, I'm back after a long hiatus! To those who are wondering why the long absence, it's because last month, I received the biggest blessing in my life. I just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! :) So I decided to lay low for awhile and let myself adjust to motherhood before I put myself out into the world again. I'm still adjusting now and I'm only able to blog again because my cute little bundle of joy is sound asleep as of the moment. :D

So what took me out of hiatus? I realized it has always been one brand. Laneige surprised me a week ago with this insanely gorgeous set of limited edition make-up. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Blog #63: Kang Mo Yeon-inspired Makeup Tutorial (Laneige 2016 Two Tone Collection)

Hello Beauties! After a very long hiatus, I'm back once again to share with you my current obsession. Months ago, I received the whole line of the 2016 Two Tone Collection of Laneige and as I've mentioned before, I was going to do a series of tutorials using these incredible shadows and lippies. Well, after a long rest (I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl 2 months ago), I'm finally done editing my first inspired makeup tutorial!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Blog #62: Korean Makeup Tutorial: DIY BB Cushion

Beauties, I'm so excited to share with you my first DIY project! Today, I was able to successfully curate my own BB Cushion. Yes, I customized, blended and stored my own Cushion Foundation/BB using a very convenient cushion case I got from Althea Philippines.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Blog #61: What's In My Pouch - New Korean Makeup Faves

Annyeong Beauties! I've gotten a lot of packages this mid-year so I decided to share with you the upgraded version of my makeup pouch. Remember last time, I did two #whatsinmypouch posts? This time, I'll be sharing with you my new faves for the mid-year! :)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Blog #61: Korean Makeup Haul - VDL (Swatch + First Impressions)

Beauties, here's another batch of haul from Korea courtesy of my sister-in-law's friend, Lara. I've been lusting over the VDL + Pantone collection for the past months and been hearing a lot of raves about the Lumilayer Primer Fresh that I've decided to include them in my latest haul.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blog #60: Althea Turns 1 (Promos, Discounts & Giveaways)

Hello Beauties! Today marks the first year of my fave online Korean beauty shop, Althea. Yep, Althea just turned 1 today and they've got pretty exciting things in store for all of us beauty junkies. (YEY! :D)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Blog #59: Korean Makeup Haul - Espoir

Don't you get excited whenever you receive a package you're so looking forward to? In my case, I get super giddy whenever I receive a brand new makeup. Nothing beats seeing  boxes of sealed cosmetics looking up at me from a paper bag or a nice packaging.

Weeks ago, Lara, a good friend of my sister in law, Cath, brought home some lovely haul I asked of her to buy for me during her trip to Korea. Among those are these stunning Espoir goodies.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Blog #58: Laneige Two Tone Shadow Bar - Swatch & First Impressions

Hello beauties! After getting busy with other stuff, I'm back to share with you my initial thoughts and swatches for the new product of Laneige. It's the Two Tone Shadow Bar and yes, it's revolutionary and first of its kind.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Blog #57: K-Beauty Box - Althea PH Unboxing

Hello beauties! This month has been incredible so far. Many new opportunities have been popping and a lot of packages are coming my way. Blame it to preggy luck? :D

Anyhow, Althea PH, my only trusted online shop for Korean makeup, delivered my package last week much to my extreme giddy. I've been waiting for this package ever since I've placed my orders and carefully, thoroughly thought of what to get to add to my growing stash. Now, they've arrived in a very adorable pink box!

Unboxing Althea PH K-Beauty Box pinknomenal.com

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Blog #56: Laneige 2016 Two Tone Lip Bar - Swatch & First Impressions

As promised, I'm back to share with you my first impressions and swatches for the new Two Tone Collection of Laneige! To start off, I first tested the new shades of the Laneige Two Tone Lip Bars. I want to be completely honest that these beauties were given to me by Laneige but rest assured the first impressions I'll be sharing are all sincere and honest opinions of mine. :)

Laneige 2016 Two Tone Lip Bar pinknomenal.blogspot.com
Lovely Lee Sung-Kyung surrounded by the four new shades of the Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Blog #54: K-Beauty Box - Laneige 2016 Two Tone Collection

Beauties, ever have a feeling that Christmas came too early? I just did yesterday when I dropped by the Laneige SM Mall of Asia pop up store and picked up my K-Beauty box!

Laneige Spring 2016 Two Tone Lip Bar & Shadow Bar Collection
Sparkling Beauty - this Spring season's K-Beauty Box is all about the YOUNG, CHIC and BEAUTIFUL

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Blog #53: How To: Althea PH Shopping Guide

Beauties, it comes as no surprise that I'm a K-Beauty addict. Ever since I've been introduced to Korean brands via KPOP, I've turned away from Western cosmetics and swore allegiance to the nation of beauty. And why not? I've noticed a drastic change in my skin over the course of using only Korean make-up and skin care products and I can't be any happier.

Yes, K-Beauty brands has crossed over the Asian market for quite awhile now and Philippines (my country) has been one of the more fortunate countries to house several Korean beauty brands like Etude House, Tony Moly, Laneige and Nature Republic. But being the crazed fanatic that I am, I still yearn for other harder to find brands that are sadly not available here like Hera, Iope, Sulwhasoo, Innisfree and Mamonde.

In comes Althea Philippines. Yes, darlings, Althea Korea already launched its online shopping site dedicated to all the fab Pinays who love to indulge in Korean cosmetics. Introducing Althea Philippines:

Althea Philippines - Online Korean Beauty Shop pinknomenal.blogspot.com
Althea Philippines' Main Page

Blog #52: Style Tour - Pois Belly & Kids SM Mall of Asia

At six months, my belly is swelling like crazy. Just last month, my baby bump was barely recognizable then the sixth month came in and viola! Baby Katey grew tremendously!  

Along with a bigger tummy and a wilder Katey (especially at night when mommy's about to take her beauty sleep), my dilemma on what to wear followed. My dresses are stretchable but I'm seeking for outfits that'll make me feel comfortable moving around while still looking fab. That's why I was so ecstatic when I got a message saying I was invited to shop at Pois Belly & Kids!

Pois Belly & Kids SM Mall of Asia Storefront

Friday, May 27, 2016

Blog #51: Cleanse & Refresh - Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil Review

Beauties, I have a big problem. I wear make-up almost every time I go out. Dirt and pollution cling and clog my pores the moment I step out of the house. This leads to a build up and after the day, may cause irritation and breakouts if unwashed.

But with a lot of beauty products that promise to strip away the impurities and make-up of the day, what can I use that won't strip away the natural moisture of my skin too?

When I emptied my Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream, I was considering get the much-raved about Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. I was set to buy it, was on my way to their Glorietta branch when I was sidetracked while I was at the SM Mall of Asia. I passed by Laneige to check what their new stuff were when their accommodating sales staff sweet-talked me into getting their Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil.

Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil Review - www.pinknomenal.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blog #50: Who is Pinknomenal? (A Look Back and Ahead)

Hello Beauties! I was thinking very hard what to blog today since my hands are itching to write something, anything. I have a lot of topics lined up that need to be written down but somehow, it came to me in the shower. Why not write about me?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blog #49: Beauty Tour - Nature Republic SM Mall of Asia

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to the SM Mall of Asia to treat my mother-in-law to a post Mother's Day lunch. While waiting, I decided to scout the mall for a new toner as I've already emptied my Mamonde Rose Water and buying another one will take a month to be delivered. I considered going to Laneige to buy the Clear C Advanced Effector which I've read good reviews on but then decided to check other options.

I came upon this new Korean make-up store that was placed in what used to be Too Cool For School's stall. I was so happy to see EXO Kai and Baekhyun standing inside a brightly-lit store. Nature Republic is already at the SM Mall of Asia! I used to go to their Festival Mall and SM North EDSA branch to buy but now, they're more accessible.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Blog #48: Weekend Grub - Homemade Linguini Alfredo Recipe

The weekend has finally arrived, Beauties! I'm sure most (if not all) of you are so pumped for the two days of relaxing and lounging around. For work from home wives like me, it doesn't make that much difference since I enjoy the perks of staying at home and having quality time with the husband while earning as well.

One of the challenges of being at home all the time is thinking about what meals to prepare everyday. Husband and I take turns in cooking (with him getting most of the turns because he's one hell of a cook) and thinking about different menu for each day is such a task! These past few weeks though I'm specifically craving for cream-based pasta and ever since I tasted Italianni's Truffle Pasta, I just can't take the taste out of my mouth that I've constantly been yapping about it to hubby.

So my mission to cook the ultimate cream-based pasta begins. Since Truffle sauce is too expensive and impractical to make, I made do with the most basic pasta: Alfredo. I''ll be sharing with you my own recipe cooked straight out of our kitchen!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Blog #47: Korean Beauty Tour - Laneige SM Mall of Asia

Hello Beauties! I'm back once again with another beauty tour. Remember last time I went to the SM North EDSA branch of Missha? This time, my feet took me to the Mall of Asia to check the new location of Laneige. Yes, my favorite Korean make-up boutique relocated to the Beauty Section of the largest mall in the Philippines.

Laneige SM Mall of Asia - www.pinknomenal.blogspot.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Blog #46: What's In My Pouch - Korean Summer Make-up

Hello Beauties! Summer has officially began here in my country and when I mean Summer, it's not the type of season wherein you can lounge all day under the sun because believe me, doing so will get you crispified in no time. I ain't playin' you, heat during Summer time here is no joke. It's like the sun decided to stop by our house and stay there until dinner. Hahaha

Anyway, to welcome the unforgiving Summer heat, I've gathered my fave Summer essentials. This is a collection of make-up that celebrates the colors and festivities of the Sunshine season.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blog #45: Korean Gradient Lips - Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar

Hello Beauties! By now I guess I've repeated again and again how I'm obsessed with Korean gradient lips. It's been a long trend but until now, I'm still sporting this quite complicated lip trick when I go out. 

Have you tried doing gradient with just ordinary lipsticks? So hard! I tried before and had to redo each time it's become frustrating. So imagine my joy upon finding out that Laneige came out with an innovative, totally ingenious new type of lipstick, the Two Tone Lip Bar!

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Review - www.pinknomenal.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Blog #44: Korean Beauty Tour - Missha SM North EDSA

Hello Beauties! It's the weekend and what perfect timing to leave the house and do some soul searching or in our case, beauty hauling. (haha) Today's topic is actually an accidental thing. I was lurking around SM North EDSA, one of the largest malls here in the Philippines, when  I stumbled upon Missha's stand alone store.

Korean Makeup Brand Missha SM North EDSA

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blog #43:Youthful Glowing Skin - Laneige Perfect Renew Regenerator First Impressions

Finally after a long hiatus, I'm back! I've been out for awhile because something big just happened to my personal life. I've just received the biggest blessing I've been praying for for years. Yes, I'm 19 weeks pregnant! I was extra cautious during my first trimester that's why I concentrated on keeping myself and my little one healthy and decided to delay my blog posts until I enter my second trimester.

And so we passed the more dangerous stage! Second trimester in and I'm back to being active again on social media. I'm very thankful to cosmetics brands like Laneige PH who continue to update me with their latest products so that I can share with you, beauties. And speaking of which, I just received Laneige's latest skincare line, the Perfect Renew Regenerator which came in yesterday.

Laneige Perfect Renew Regenerator Makeup Review

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Blog #42: Bold Eyes, Nude Lips Korean Make-up Tutorial

Hello beauties! The holidays are over but the romantic vibe keeps on coming. Yes, it's post Valentine and I'm pretty sure a lot of you out there have the heart's day hangover and for couples like my hubby and myself, we prefer to go on a date after all the commotion and fuzz is over. That's why I decided to share with you a post Valentine, sultry yet romantic look that's perfect for a night out with your significant other. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Blog #40: What's In My Pouch - Normal Day Korean Make-up

When I was a kid, there's one section in the magazine that I always go straight to. It's a page wherein celebrities take out everything that's inside their bag and show off its contents, all shiny and sparkly and expensive as hell.

It was glorious and yes, I was jealous. 

Which led me to this blog post. I'll be showing the make-up tools I use on a normal day which means this is my casual make-up kit. People may see it as a brag post (and maybe it is) but most important, I want to share with you what I've been loving on my skin, to give you some idea of how they work and share a few tips that may be relevant to you. 

This is a special one since it's the first time I'm speaking in my vlog. YES, I'm revealing my voice for the first time! Please excuse though all the stuttering, senseless rambles and shaky cam because this is my first time capturing a video while talking spontaneously as well. Amateur here! haha

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Blog #39: Kiss & Blush (Banila Co. The Kissest Lip Lacquer Review)

Getting a perfect pout and a natural flush to your cheeks with just one product is possible, right? 

But getting a liquid lipstick and cushion blusher coverage with just one tube? Are you kidding me?